Wednesday, May 22, 2013
See which streets will be paved this summer.
The Ross Township Board of Commissioners voted 8-0 Wednesday to shorten the the hours in which trash can be collected. Board President Grant Montgomery was absent. The amendment to the township's solid waste disposal ordinance limits the collection of commercial and non-residential trash to the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Previously, the hours were 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The commissioners acted after hearing complaints from two residents who complained about noisy, night garbage collections near three North Hills school district buildings. In other action.. The commissioners awarded the 2013 township road paving program to Youngblood Paving for $830,315. 11 streets will be repaved. Here is the list provided by Ross Township manager Douglas …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Allegheny County has compiled important information about Ross Township, West View Borough and other municipalities.
Do you know what state senatorial district you live in? Who your county council representative is? Or have you ever given thought to the geography of Ross Township or West View Borough? Allegheny County's website has a municipality map that provides vital information for the two municipalities. Just click on the map and a community profile pops up with information such as school district and municipal millage rates, the name of the police chief and fire department information. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Find out where to vote, how the Voter ID Law affects you and what to do if you're voting for the first time or at a new polling place.
Here are some quick things you need to know about Tuesday's primary election. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Ross Township resident was recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Bruno Sammartino is being honored in recognition of the 50th anniversary of his first WWE Championship title on May 17, 1963. Alleunty Executive Rich Fitzgerald, along with Council President Charles Martoni and Council Member John DeFazio, honored Sammartino Friday on the Grand Staircase and Gallery at the Allegheny County Courthouse. Sammartino was inducted last month into the WWE Hall of Fame. In celebration of his many accomplishments, Fitzgerald and the council members declared May 17, 2013 as Bruno Sammartino Day in Allegheny County. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Detour signs will be posted to guide drivers during the work.
Sutter Road (Route 4018) in Ross Township and Shaler will be closed to traffic on Wednesday, May 15. PennDOT said crews will be patching a pipe trench across the roadway between Amity Drive and Clare Street. The closing will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. (click on view larger map for exact location.) Detour signs will be posted to guide drivers during the work. Posted detour: From east From west Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
The massive Oak blocked the family's driveway for several days.
Jim Capes had just returned from work last Wednesday, May 8, when a massive oak tree fell on his property, missing his house at 132 Reis Run Road in Ross Township, but blocking his driveway. For days, Capes and his son did what they could to remove the branches and limbs, but they were no match for the larger parts of the tree. His insurance company would not pay to remove the tree, and Capes could not afford the estimated $5,000 price tag. The tree had trapped his family, and was preventing him from getting back to work Enter Admiral Tree Service of Wexford. After learning of the Cape family's predicament from a story aired on WTAE-TV, Admiral Tree Service owner Justin Ruff decided to donate the equipment and manpower to remove the tree…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The new store is expected to open sometime this summer.
Staples, which already shares space with Duro Dry Cleaners at the entrance to North Hills Village on McKnight Road in Ross Township, is making more room for a Destination XL Men's clothing store. Destination XL, which caters to big and tall customers, has another store at 5205 Campbells Run Road in Robinson. The clothing store will occupy the portion of Staples closest to McKnight Road. Workers have installed a wall dividing the two businesses, and built a separate entrance for the clothing store. The new Destination XL store is expected to open by August, according to a clerk at the Robinson location. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Temperatures Sunday night through Monday morning are expected to dip below freezing.
Got a plan to protect your plants? The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a freeze warning from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday. A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. In addition, frost is expected not only Sunday night, but Monday night as well. Here's a more detailed look at the forecast: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
A car hit a utility pole at the intersection of McKnight Road and Stevens Drive.
Up to 2,800 Duquesne Light customers in Ross and West View awoke to no electricity Sunday morning after a car collided with a utility pole at the intersection of McKnight Road and Stevens Drive in Ross Township. (Click on view larger map for exact location). No word of if anyone was seriously hurt in the accident, which occurred around 4 a.m. "We hope to have everyone restored by 4 p.m. this afternoon," said Brian Knavish, Duquesne Light Spokesman. Meantime, a portion of McKnight road in that area which was temporarily closed, is now open again. The power outage also forced PennDOT to close the HOV Lanes. Our Newsletter subscribers heard this breaking news first. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check …
North Hills Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
1. Pennies from Heaven Charity at Chili's Restaurant, Monday, May 13. Chili's will donate 10% of each bill on every Monday in May to the Pennies From Heaven Charity. The flier is not necessary, simply tell your waiter or waitress the you are there for Pennies From Heaven. Click here for more info. 2. Women's Business Network - Wexford, Tuesday, May 14. This chapter meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Atria's Restaurant to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Click here for more info. 3. Story time at Northgate Church, Tuesday, May 14. Come join the fun for our baby story time! We'll read some great books and sing lots of fun songs your little one will love! Such a…