Saturday, March 30, 2013
The first year for Churchill Recreation Board's 'Churchill Impressions' photo contest drew a number of entries that reflect the natural beauty of the borough.
From the misty "Original Church on the Hill" to a tree reflected in Chalfant Run as it meanders through Bullock Pens Park, Churchill's amateur photographers captured the beauty of the borough they call home for the first Churchill Impressions photo contest. Residents entered some 50 photos in the contest, which Bonnie Pantlik, a Churchill councilwoman, organized for the Churchill Recreation Board. The contest, inspired by a Murrysville community event, provided an opportunity for residents to share their talents and add to the borough’s historic collection of photos. A ceremony was held earlier this month at the borough building to announce the winners and display the entries. Kathy Yearick earned first prize for “Original Church on the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Collection begins Friday, April 5, on a schedule that rotates bi-weekly in the borough.
It's big. It's blue. And it's a sign that Churchill's going green. The new recycling bins started arriving in Churchill Borough this week. Crews made the rounds, dropping off the bright blue bins to residences throughout the borough. The first collection date is Friday, April 5, depending where you live. The borough is using an alternating weekly schedule for collection. For more information, visit churchillrecycles.org. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Votes on moving eighth grade to the high school, establishing cyber school are pulled from tonight's (Wednesday's) agenda.
Woodland Hills School Board plans to vote tonight (Wednesday) on final approval on whether to move the administrative offices to a new office building in Braddock and sell the current administration building on Greensburg Pike to Trek Development. Votes on moving eighth grade to the high school and establishing a cyber school are pulled from tonight's (Wednesday's) agenda. To see the full agenda for tonight's meeting, click here. _______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
District Judge Thomas Caulfield also hears cases involving DUIs, narcotics.
Mark Long, 18, of Swissvale waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield on charges of riot-intent to commit felony, conspiracy-riot-intent to commit felony, simple assault-mutual consent fight, disorderly conduct-engage in fighting, obstruction of highways and two counts of conspiracy-disorderly conduct-engage in fighting. According to a criminal complaint, the charges filed by Swissvale police stem from the large brawl at the intersection of South Braddock and Woodstock avenues on Jan. 8. Police reported that the fight among 40-50 people blocked traffic, causing a traffic jam in the busy intersection. The group failed to disperse despite police orders. On Jan. 8, police learned that a video of a fight …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Find out more about the borough's move to automated single-stream recycling that's coming in April.
Churchill Trash Committee and Friends of Recycling will present two seminars leading up to the start of recycling in Churchill Borough this April. The sessions will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, and 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, in the Yagle Room at the Churchill Borough Building, 2300 William Penn Highway. The presentation will inform residents of everything they need to know about the automated single-stream recycling. For more information, visit churchillrecycles.org. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter . | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Crews accessed pavement distress. The roadway has been reopened.
UPDATE: The ramp has been reopened as of 5:21 p.m. Saturday. A single lane closure is currently in place on eastbound Business Route 22 in Churchill Borough. The right lane is closed between the outbound Parkway East (I-376 Exit 80) and Rodi Road (Route 791) due to pavement buckling. PennDOT crews are accessing the situation and will reopen the lane as soon as possible. Outbound traffic on the Parkway East is asked to please slow down when exiting to Business Route 22. Motorists should use caution and be aware of changing traffic patterns when driving through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Rev. Bartley Sorensen, who led the Churchill parish, was also fined $25,000.
A suspended Catholic priest once assigned to St. John Fisher Church in Churchill was sentenced Wednesday in federal court for violating federal child sexual exploitation laws. U.S. District Judge Alan N. Bloch sentenced Bartley Sorensen, 63, to serve 97 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for receiving and possessing thousands of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Sorensen was also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine, according to U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton. On Dec. 9, 2011, a parish employee observed Sorensen viewing an image on the screen of his computer of a young boy wearing nothing but a shirt. The employee promptly reported what she observed to the Catholic Child Abuse Hotline. …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Single-stream recycling will make this new service easy, with no separating or sorting.
Churchill Borough residents will begin recycling on April 1, 2013. The recycling program through Republic Services will provide a large blue recycling tub to each residence about March 15, a few weeks before the recycling collection starts. Recyclables can be deposited in the tub with no separating or sorting needed. Guidelines for recycling are: Permissible Not permissible _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The murder of the 30-year-old secretary from Penn Hills has never been solved.
Long Road in Penn Hills gets a fair amount of morning rush hour traffic—school and Port Authority buses, along with commuters leaving their homes and heading for their jobs in Pittsburgh. Weekday mornings, at the end of Long Road, cars often form a line waiting to make a left hand turn at the Churchill Valley Country Club onto Beulah Road. As they drive up the hill, they pass the Blackridge Civic Association clubhouse and then, at the top of the hill, intersect with the Parkway East or Penn Avenue toward Wilkinsburg. When Barbara Jean Lewis graduated from Penn Hills High School in 1964, she had her eye on a secretarial career. Her dream to enter the business world came true. She was a secretary at the downtown Pittsburgh offices of …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Building permit, class size and property assessment among other items discussed by Woodland Hills School Board.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Bob Pajich
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Tammy Warfield thought everything was in place for the first day of school last week when she put her daughter on the Woodland Hills school bus and watched her ride off to pre-kindergarten. She registered her daughter for transportation last month, noting on her registration form that her 5-year-old wasn’t going to kindergarten, but to pre-kindergarten. The district transportation secretary accepted her registration form and Warfield thought she was good. At around 11:20 a.m. on the first day of school, the district called Warfield at her workplace in Moon Township to let her know her daughter would not be able to ride the bus this year. Pre-kindergarten students aren’t allowed to ride the bus. “Yep, there was an error,” said Jerry …