Sunday, February 3, 2013
One year ago today, crews responded to a structure fire at the local shop.
Following a fire one year ago today—Feb 3, 2012—at the Sarris Candies plant in Canonsburg, company President Bill Sarris announced that all is well and that the company is back in full production in preparation for the early Easter holiday. “We got through last Easter with a limited amount of items available due to the fire," Athena Sarris, chief executive officer, said. "We lost a lot of chocolate molds and weren’t able to provide the selection we’ve had in years past." That won't be a problem this year, though. "But this season, we’ll have a huge selection of new bunnies and novelties to fill everyone’s baskets,” she continued. Over the past year, new construction of all devastated areas—including the ice cream parlor and candy store—was…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A stove fire causes minimal damage to an Ashlawn Drive home late Tuesday afternoon.
Damage was limited to smoke at an Ashlawn Drive house after firefighters were called late Tuesday afternoon. Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department trucks and police cruisers arrived at the scene, causing the street to be shut down for about an hour. The fire was caused by plastic items near a stove, from which smoke emanated. The fire department placed fans inside the house to clear the smoke before departing the scene before 7 p.m.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Police say she liked to collect food from local eateries and grocery stores and distribute it to the needy.
An elderly woman living at 88 Highland Road, Bethel Park, was found dead after an early morning fire Friday. Crews recovered her body around 9 a.m. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office is still working on confirming the identity of the woman and the cause of her death. Bethel Park police first received a call about smoke in the area around 4:30 a.m. They were told smoke was covering Connor Road in Mt. Lebanon. As police were searching for the source of the smoke, they saw it coming from the Highland Road home and witnessed a back window burst and flames engulf the house. "It was very surreal, all you could smell was burning plastics and wood. The flames were definitely higher than the tree line," said Scott Lane, a resident of …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
In other news from district Judge Robert Wyda's courtroom this week, a Wesley Spectrum Academy student is charged with stealing a teacher's iPhone and hiding it in her underwear.
An Upper St. Clair man and Bethel Park woman are facing charges after the Upper St. Clair police and Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department responded to reports of smoke coming from their apartment unit. According to the criminal complaint, the firefighters and police officers went into a St. Clair Woods apartment unit at 9:45 p.m. on Valentine's Day because it was filled with smoke and found Randy Oswald, 27, of 404 Painters Dr., Upper St. Clair and Tricia Lynn Vavro, 28, of 2782 Bertha St., Bethel Park, sitting inside. Police found a clear bag of suspected marijuana and three bongs in front of the sofa Oswald and Vavro had been sitting on, according to the criminal complaint. Police also saw a driver's license, and three debit and …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Police: 75-Year-Old Woman Pulls Gun on Officer, Standoff Ensues #1 Cochran Proposes New Dealership Showroom in Brookline Booze Used to Light Man's Leg on Fire No Injuries Reported After Small Kitchen Fire at Juniper Grill More Details Available of Mt. Lebanon-Baldwin Twp. Athletics Complex Up For Bid: 15 Bachelors For Breast Cancer Awareness
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The cause of the fire in a storage area of the South Hills Village Red Robin is under investigation.
The Allegheny County fire marshal is investigating the cause of a small fire in an attic storage area of the Red Robin Restaurant at South Hills Village Mall. The fire started sometime after the restaurant closed Monday night. The building’s sprinkler system quickly extinguished the flames. A member of the Bethel Park volunteer fire department said damage was minimal and no one was hurt.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Doctor reflects on the tragic events of the past week, and urges families to get a kit, make a plan, and be informed about natural disasters and emergencies to ensure personal safety and well-being.
The trio of tragic events this past week including the flash flood, the earthquake and Hurricane Irene has left us with a new appreciation of our family and friends. They have also raised our common awareness of the importance and value of preparing ourselves to the greatest extent possible to cope with these often unforeseen disasters. While we don’t think it’s possible to be fully prepared to face such horrific events, we know it’s important to have some basic plan to deal with the natural disasters that may disrupt our way of life. So what are some actions for families to take so that parents and kids can feel a little more capable of being in control of uncontrollable situations? ~ Barb and Nick C. All of us were saddened by last …
Friday, July 29, 2011
A dishwasher caught fire in a St. Clair Woods apartment unit.
A dishwasher caught on fire Friday afternoon at the St. Clair Woods Apartments along Painters Run Road. Upper St. Clair fire Chief Steve Moore said there was "a lot of smoke in the apartment," but there was no major damage or injuries. The Bridgeville and Mt. Lebanon fire departments assisted Upper St. Clair firefighters. Temperatures in the upper 80s made the job uncomfortable for the firefighters, but did not cause any problems.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Flames broke out while the homeowners were at work on Saturday morning.
A fire destroyed an Upper St. Clair house on Saturday morning. The homeowners, Mark and Rebecca Thornsberry, were at work when the flames broke out around 11:30 a.m. A neighbor along Dearment Parkway spotted the fire, immediately called 911 and then called the Thornsberry's to tell them their house was on fire. "The police and firefighters got here in time to put out the fire before the whole house burned down," Mark Thornsberry said. "Everything inside is pretty much destroyed." The Thornsberry's dog and Rebecca's brother's dog were inside the home when the flames sparked. Emergency crews were able to get to the house in time to save the pets. "I think the dogs are kind of stressed out," Mark Thornsberry said. "But they're OK." The …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Pennsylvania has the most fires on Christmas than any other state (except for the large state of Texas)
The risk for a home fire is highest during the winter months. Add in the holiday festivities, and the risk increases even more. Take into account that you live in Pennsylvania, and you may want to double check your insurance policy. According to State Farm Insurance, Pennsylvania has the second highest number of home-fire and smoke-related claims on Christmas Day in the country. From 2005 to 2009, State Farm recorded 54 claims in Pennsylvania on Christmas. The only state with more claims was the large state of Texas, with 60. "The number of old homes in Pennsylvania makes that number so high, " State Farm Insurance agent Donna Morosco explained. "We have a number of new homes here in Upper St. Clair, so that decreases the risk." If you do …