Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The latest from the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Wyda.
A Moon Township man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop in Upper St. Clair. An officer stated in a criminal complaint filed with district Judge Robert Wyda's office that when driver Samuel Butler Vendeland, 28, turned left on Route 19 from Boyce Road on Dec. 12, he passed his police cruiser and several other vehicles on the wrong side of the road. When the officer pulled over the car, he smelled suspected marijuana. The Baldwin police K-9 unit was brought to the scene to investigate the smell from outside of the vehicle and then a search warrant was obtained, according to the complaint. Suspected marijuana was found in the car, according to the complaint. Vendeland is also charged with driving with a suspended license. His …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Republican presidential nominee will stop Tuesday afternoon at Atlantic Aviation at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will come to Moon Township today, making a last-minute campaign stop in the final hours of election day. The former Massachusetts governor will be at the Atlantic Aviation hangar on Horizon Drive at 2:55 p.m. today for a rally. Few details were available on the campaign stop. His running mate Paul Ryan also made an appearance in October at the Moon Township hangar. Campaign spokesman Bradley White said the speech at the hangar will be open to media only. Romney will be leaving Atlantic Aviation in a motorcade. White said his schedule in Pittsburgh is not public. Check back with Patch for coverage.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Republican campaign staffers said the rally is part of the GOP campaign's effort to reach out to blue-collar voters in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania’s coal and natural gas industries and the jobs they generate—key issues to the state's voters—were on the mind of GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan during a campaign rally Saturday in Moon Township. “He'll keep his war on coal going," Ryan said of his ticket's opponent, President Barack Obama, in an appearance before several hundred supporters who gathered in the Atlantic Aviation hangar on Horizon Drive, near Pittsburgh International Airport. "Not only are these policies wrong, they are keeping us from having a boom," Ryan said. "They are keeping us from having jobs." Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin tapped to run alongside former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket, spent much of his brief …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The GOP candidate plans a campaign stop here before heading to other events later in the day.
The 2012 race for the White House is coming to Moon. GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will appear Saturday in Moon Township for a campaign rally. Billy Pitman, spokesman for the Republican National Committee, confirmed that the event will begin at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Atlantic Aviation hangar at 300 Horizon Drive in Moon, just outside Pittsburgh International Airport. Doors open at 8:15. All attendees at the event will go through airport-like security before being admitted. Cameras are allowed, but attendees are asked to not bring sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs, according to the announcement. The Secret Service has contacted Moon Township Police regarding the campaign event, said dispatcher Don Neely. The …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Police said just after 9 a.m. that a man's body was found off the Montour Trail.
A 69-year-old Coraopolis man reported missing has been found dead off the Montour Trail. Moon Police Chief Leo McCarthy said Peter Cortese, who was listed as living on the 400 block of Fairborough Court in Coraopolis, was found dead at 8:50 a.m. off the trailway in Robinson Township, near the Moon border. Robinson Police are now investigating. Robinson Lt. Ed Krall said Cortese's body was located by authorities about a quarter of a mile from Hassam Road, just off the trail. He said the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office removed Cortese from the area and found no initial signs of foul play. Area police and firefighters aided by search dogs scoured the area off Hassam Road Thursday night searching for the man. Police said he …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh reports sunny skies at the end of the week.
Patch is a go-to source for all things local, and that includes what's in the sky over our heads. You can check the weather every day on Patch. See that icon and the temperature at the top of the site, next to the Upper St. Clair Patch title? Hover over that and you'll see the current weather and a brief forecast, courtesy of WeatherBug. If you're planning ahead for the week, here's the forecast according to the National Weather Service stationed in Moon Township: Monday: Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 71. East wind between 3 and 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Monday Night: A chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Murphy's office said two bill drafts could prevent the 911th Airlift Wing from closing in 2013.
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) said two draft versions of two national defense bills could prevent the closure of the 911th Airlift Wing, according to his office. Murphy said if passed the bills would allow the Moon-based wing to keep each of its eight C-130 aircraft and prevent a downsizing of the neighboring 171st Refueling Wing. A defense appropriations bill slated for a vote next week before the House Appropriations Commitee would freeze any proposed retirements or transfers of Air Force aircraft, including the 911th's C-130s and the KC-135 refueling stratotankers at the 171st Refueling Wing. The House Committee on Armed Services also released a defense-planning bill for 2013 that stops all C-130 aircraft retirements planned …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Military supporters Saturday gathered at a rally to protest the Air Force's planned closure of the 911th Airlift Wing.
Hundreds of military supporters gathered Saturday on Airside Drive in Moon to protest the planned 2013 closure of the 911th Airlift Wing. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, and Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, as well as members of Moon Township's Board of Supervisors were among those who gathered in Airport Cargo Building A to express opposition to the Air Force's decision to shutter the base. Despite its recently announced plans to close the Moon-based airlift wing, the Air Force has invested more than $58 million in infrastructure at the base in the past five years, according to Murphy's recent testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. The base Sunday will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Building 226, a …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Moon Patch Editor Jenna Staul reflects on viewing the night skies Saturday from a place called Moon, and learn the place on the North Side where you can take the kids (for free!) to a space-themed playground.
Do you ever get a funny reaction when you tell people that you live in a town named Moon? I do. It's usually something along the lines of "Oh, so you're from the Moon?" Or "How is it out there, living on the Moon?" Never funny. Gets old after a while. Even out here in Patch land, I'll get the occasional lunar-themed quip from a co-worker ("And Patch even covers news on the Moon ..."). It comes with the territory of living in a town with a quirky name. But Saturday night is our night, Moon Township. Break out your telescopes: Saturday night brings us Super Moon 2012. A Super Moon occurs when the moon goes into its full phase at the same time it approaches Earth at the shortest-possible point in its orbit—an event known as a perigee. If …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Michelle Obama told the 911th Airlift Wing employees that she's praying for them.
Senior Airman Trisha Gresco of the 911th Airlift Wing said she was a little star-struck by her meeting Tuesday with first lady Michelle Obama. "She was very friendly, nice, super sweet, warm," said Gresco, of Moon Township, after her encounter with Obama at the township's 911th Airlift Wing. Gresco, along with other local military personnel and their families, met Obama as she stepped off Air Force One after it touched down this afternoon at the 911th. Gresco said she didn't mention plans to close the 911th in 2013 to the first lady, but she said Obama spotted her 2-year-old daughter's bright-red T-shirt and its "Save the 911th" slogan. "I didn't say anything to her (about plans to shutter the base)," Gresco said. "But she said that …