Sunday, February 17, 2013
Lots of Upper St. Clair restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is St. Clair Racquet and Fitness, located on McLaughlin Run Road in Upper St. Clair. This family owned-and-operated business caters to people of all ages who want to get in shape. The center offers cardio, weight and circuit training machines as well as free weights. Group fitness classes for cycling, yoga and aerobics also are offered. Locker rooms, showers and towel service, free Wi-Fi and child care are available. Have you been here? Review this business on the St. Clair Racquet and Fitness directory listing.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The crash caused lengthy traffic delays last Friday.
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Wednesday, February 13
A Cecil Township man is being charged with DUI and other crimes after he crashed into a tanker truck Friday afternoon, causing lengthy delays. Devin D. Carter, 38, was arrested minutes after the crash along Bower Hill Road on Feb. 8 after Bridgeville police officers said they spotted him walking away from the scene. Investigators said they believe Carter was under the influence of drugs when he crossed the centerline and crashed into the side of the tanker. The truck’s fuel tank ruptured, spilling diesel onto the roadway, although the used motor oil it was transporting did not leak, police said. Police said Carter failed a field sobriety test and claimed to be “still recovering from a hangover from the Super Bowl” even though the game was …
Friday, February 8, 2013
A tanker spill in Bridgeville on Friday afternoon closed Bower Hill Road near McLaughlin Run for two hours. The road reopened around 4:30 p.m.
UPDATE: 4:50 p.m. - Bower Hill Road reopened to traffic around 4:30 p.m. A tanker truck crash in Bridgeville is causing traffic back-ups on a busy road many Upper St. Clair residents use. Bridgeville police said the tanker crashed at Bower Hill and McLaughlin Run roads around 2:25 p.m. Friday, forcing them to close the intersection. It's not known how many vehicles were involved or if anyone was injured. The tanker is leaking either fuel or oil, so a hazardous material crew has been called to the scene to assist in the clean up. Motorists are urged to stay away from the area. Police are detouring traffic onto Baldwin Street to avoid the crash scene. Continue to monitor Patch as more details become available. Do you have photos of the …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
There was a crash near the tennis courts on Wednesday afternoon.
McLaughlin Run Road in Upper St. Clair is clear after a car accident near the tennis courts. There was one vehicle that was flipped on its roof around 3 p.m. on Wednesday. No one was hurt. An Upper St. Clair official said the accident was caused by a juvenile driver with no room to stop. A tow truck took the car away from the scene around 4 p.m. Upper St. Clair police and an ambulance were at the accident near Morrow Road. Share any information you have in the comments below or any photos you have in the photo box above. Related Content: Winter Storm Warning Issued for Upper St. Clair LOOK: Snow Photos In and Near Upper St. Clair Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Police wrote 32 speeding tickets and seven other traffic citations on the road in October.
Speeding is becoming a major issue on McLaughlin Run Road. Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said his department wrote 32 speeding tickets and seven other traffic citations along the road in October. King said residents near Coolidge Street started complaining about speeders in early October, prompting officers to increase patrols in the area. The results surprised King when the roadway overtook Bower Hill Road as the town’s new speedzone. “We received some complaints on McLaughlin and we’ve been hitting it hard. It’s unbelievable,” King said. “If we’re writing this many tickets then there’s an obvious problem there.” And the problem is continuing in November. King said they’re on pace to match the October ticket results this month. “I …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Downed trees and an unstable hillside closed Ridge Road in Bridgeville near McLaughlin Run Road for several hours Monday.
Downed trees and an unstable hillside closed Ridge Road in Bridgeville near McLaughlin Run Road for several hours Monday. The nasty weather ahead of Hurricane Sandy apparently caused at leaset one tree to fall down the hillside around 10 a.m. Monday. It ripped down at least three powerline poles in the process. Bridgeville firefighters closed Ridge Road for most of Monday to remove the tree and possibly others because of the unstable hillside. One lane of McLaughlin Run Road was also closed to allow crews to remove the debris. Do you have pictures of the downed trees or other storm photos? Post them to this story by clicking the UPLOAD PHOTOS tab on the top and bottom of the screen.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Work will continue through Oct. 15.
Work to repair the Lesnett Road Bridge begins Monday, Sept. 24, weather permitting. The construction includes concrete repairs on the bridge near the intersection with McLaughlin Run Road (near the post office). Short-term intermittent lane closures will occur as needed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 15. The project is part of a $1.8 million contract with Allison Park Contractors Incorporated for improvements on several bridges in PennDOT's District 11. Motorists are advised to use caution and expect possible delays when traveling through the area.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Nearly 100 people played golf in the middle of winter to raise money for recreational programming for kids with special needs.
Nearly 100 golfers enjoyed Pittsburgh's mild winter weather while playing in the 3rd Annual Chili Golf Classic on Saturday at Upper St. Clair's three-hole golf course. "It's the best and busiest," said Barb Joyce, owner of StonePepper's Grill and resident of Upper St. Clair. Temperatures were in the 30s, with periods of light rain and sunshine. It was a sharp contrast from last year's event, when snow boots were a necessary accessory. Many golfers said they enjoyed playing on the green fairways this year. "We didn't have as difficult of a time finding the ball," golfer Rich Williams said. "We can feel our hands this year," golfer Aaron Mansfield said. And the lack of snowfall made set-up much easier for organizers. "I like it with no snow…
Monday, November 7, 2011
The bridge is primarily used by Bridgeville and Upper St. Clair residents.
PennDOT announced the McLaughlin Run Bridge is expected to reopen this afternoon after being closed for seven months. The Bridgeville span that connects McLaughlin Run Road to Upper St. Clair has been under construction in the $800,000 rehabilitation project to widen the bridge and increase its weight capacity. The crossing originally closed in early April so crews could remove the single-lane bridge and replace it with a wider one that can sustain heavier traffic. It originally was supposed to reopen in September, but there were some early delays while crews relocated nearby utilities. There have been posted detours around McLaughlin Run Road, which is connected by the bridge. The road is a major connecting point between Bridgeville and …
Friday, September 23, 2011
McLaughlin Run Road, between Morrow Road and Route 19, is closed as crews clean up the accident.
A truck crossed the center line and struck an Upper St. Clair Public Works front-end loader on McLaughlin Run Road Friday afternoon, according to Matthew Serakowski, township manager. McLaughlin Run Road is closed between Morrow Road and Route 19 as crews clean up the accident. Upper St. Clair Fire Chief Steve Moore said he expected the closure to affect rush hour traffic. Serakowski said neither driver was seriously hurt. The public works employee who was driving the front-end loader was taken to St. Clair Hospital by an ambulance. The driver of the T.A. Robinson Asphalt Paving truck was taken to a hospital by a private vehicle. The accident happened in front of the township tennis courts around 2 p.m. Diesel fuel leaked from the paving …