Tuesday, March 19, 2013
An AJ Myers & Sons Transportation Services Inc. bus caught fire at a bus garage on Monday afternoon.
Three school buses sustained fire damage at a garage in Wilkins Township on Monday afternoon. Wilkins volunteer fire departments responded to a bus fire at the AJ Myers & Sons Transporation Inc. garage on Brown Avenue just after 2:30 p.m. The buses at the garage service students in the Woodland Hills School District. According to the Tribune Review, one bus caught fire, and two surrounding ones sustained damage. No one was hurt. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter . | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Jessica Kovacs of Wilkins Township is asking for votes for 'Thomas Marshall Does It All,' a blog about her son that's up for 'Favorite Special-Needs Parenting Blog.'
The blog that Jessica Kovacs writes about her son Tommy, Thomas Marshall Does It All, is a finalist for About.com's Favorite Special-Needs Parenting Blog. (For voting information, see end of story.) Tommy, who is 3-and-a-half years old, was born with bilateral persistent fetal vasculative syndrome, which resulted in him being blind in both eyes. Kovacs said while the syndrome itself isn't rare, to have it in both eyes and as severely is rare. He has only light perception. He also has a feeding tube because of difficulty eating, though Kovacs said he's made progress and enjoys macaroni and cheese, pretzels and ice cream. Tommy enjoys music and riding his tricycle outside. "People are most surprised he's more like other children than he is …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tim McCool's art will be part of an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from March through August.
Tim McCool's contributions to an upcoming Boston art exhibition are black ink on white paper, minimal details, refreshingly simple. The former Forest Hills resident is one of five students who will be featured in the "Students Curate Students" exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which runs from March 9 through Aug. 18 at the museum's Courtyard Gallery. The 2006 graduate of Woodland Hills High School, who is pursuing a masters of fine arts degree through Tufts University from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will also be part of an Artists’ Talk on March 27. Each year, McCool explained, the museum provides graduate and undergraduate students the chance to propose a show to be exhibited in the museum. A classmate of …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Multiple fire, ambulance and transportation vehicles respond to the scene at the Brentmoor at Penn Center Apartments.
Area fire crews responded to a report of heavy smoke at the Brentmoor at Penn Center Apartments in Wilkins Township and discovered fire in the walls of multiple floors. The Post-Gazette is reporting the fire started on the sixth floor about 12:15 p.m. Fire crews were still on the scene at 4 p.m. Crews were dispatched about 12:15 p.m. and are still on the scene at 1100 Penn Center Boulevard as of 4 p.m. In addition to firefighters, a number of local ambulances were lined up outside the apartment building at 1100 Penn Center Blvd., as well as a Port Authority bus and local transportation carriers with smaller buses. The building has a number of elderly residents. Heavy smoke damage was reported throughout the building, though damage was not …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
District Judge also handles DUI and assault cases in his Forest Hills courtroom.
Howard James Morrison, 38 of North Braddock was held for court on charges of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered after a hearing Dec. 12 before District Judge Thomas Caulfield in Forest Hills. A car traveling on Woodstock Avenue at Woodstock Terrace proceeded through a clearly posted stop sign. After a traffic stop, a Swisssvale officer noticed the front seat passenger, Morrison, sitting with his hands in his pockets. A narcotics officer noticed a suspicious bulge under his shirt near the waistband of his trousers and believed Morrison might be carrying a weapon. According to a criminal complaint, Morrison appeared to be …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Her identity has not yet been released.
A woman jumped to her death about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Hall Station Bridge along Business Route 22 in Wilkins Township. The bridge spans the Thompson Run valley between the Home Depot and Kohl's. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Allegheny County Medical Examiner‘s Office won't release the identity of the 46-year-old woman until her family is notified. For the Trib's story, click here. _______________________ 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, December 8, 2012
The Etna woman was last seen in Wilkins Township.
Last year, just about a week before Christmas, Joann Angel of Etna visited a relative's home in Wilkins Township. That day—Saturday, Dec. 17—was the last time anyone heard from her. She might have been spotted a few days later, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at a gas station on Route 30 in the North Versailles/North Huntingdon area. She was last seen driving a dark-blue 2006 Chrysler Sebring with a black convertible top with the PA license number HMW-8034. In February, her family offered a $1,000 reward for information on her whereabouts, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Angel is described as 52 years old; 5 feet, three inches tall; 115 pounds, with a thin build. She has blonde hair and brown eyes. She suffers from seizures and might not …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Students were moved to a different location in Woodland Hills.
Wilkins Elementary School students were moved to another location this morning after the school received a bomb threat. WTAE-TV is reporting that police with bomb-sniffing dogs walked throughout the school on Churchill Road in Wilkins Township to make sure there was no danger. According to WTAE's report, the person responsible has been identified. _______________________ 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.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Forest Hills, Churchill and Wilkins residents—and others—will have to find alternate routes during the annual Race for Pace.
Greensburg Pike from Marion Avenue in Forest Hills to the Parkway East ramp/Marbury Road in Churchill will be completely closed to traffic from 8:45 to 10 a.m. this Saturday for the annual Race for Pace and Paws for Pace. Forest Hills police Chief Chuck Williams notes that all side streets with access to the road will be blocked to traffic as well. A letter has been sent to affected residents informing them of the closure. "To run the race safely, we need to block roads," Williams said."Safety has to be the paramount issue." He advises that motorists find alternate routes during that time, such as Ardmore Boulevard, Beulah Road and Tri-Boro Expressway. As the competitors make their way back to Pace School past the halfway point, portions …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Police recently gave out a 'fair amount' of tickets during a traffic detail.
It's hard not to speed on Greensburg Pike. A portion of the four-lane road that runs through Forest Hills, Churchill and Wilkins is relatively straight and level and, with no traffic lights or stop signs, an easy place to build up speed. On Sept. 29, Forest Hills police were informed about two cars racing in the vicinity of Marion Avenue. The caller said one car was a black SUV and the other a gray sedan—and that they had pulled into the parking lot adjacent to the Plaza Lounge. By the time police arrived, the cars were gone. Forest Hills police Chief Chuck Williams said officers conducted a traffic detail along Greensburg Pike recently and give out "a fair amount of tickets." He said the three municipalities often conduct the speed traps …