Sunday, March 17, 2013
Mary Ann Verdecchia's disappearance rocked the Pittsburgh area in 1962.
One of the oldest and most memorable missing person cases in southwestern Pennsylvania is that of Mary Ann Verdecchia, who disappeared from Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood on June 7, 1962. The 10-year-old had lived with her aunt in the five years after her parents separated. She had returned home after a half-day of classes at Immaculate Conception School, changed out of her school uniform and went outside at about 12:30 p.m. Witnesses saw Mary Ann go into the Martinique Apartments along Baum Boulevard. A woman resident for whom she ran errands sent her to the store. She was seen going back into the apartments at about 2:45 p.m. That was the last reported sighting of her. At about 6 p.m., Mary Ann's relatives began looking for her. …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
VIDEO: Outgoing Manager Mary McGinley said goodbye on Tuesday night.
Rob Zahorchak will become the newest manager of Baldwin Township on April 2, replacing Mary McGinley, who attended her final township Board of Commissioners meeting as manager on Tuesday night. Zahorchak was also at the meeting—his first—in the role of assistant to the township manager, a position that he assumed on Monday until McGinley retires at the end of the month. McGinley has served as the manager/secretary of the small municipality in Pittsburgh's South Hills area for the past 38 years and said goodbye on Tuesday, thanking her fellow township employees and welcoming Zahorchak. "It's been a great 38 years," McGinley said. "I've enjoyed working here tremendously." She called Baldwin Township "a safe place to live (and) raise a family…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Residents from Castle Shannon, Jefferson Hills and Pittsburgh appear in court.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Caste Village office of Magistrate David J. Barton of District Court 05-2-17: Baldwin Township Charges Whitehall Borough Charges --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Also, an update from a February Facchiano Contracting break-in and more Judge Barton news.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Caste Village office of Magistrate David J. Barton of District Court 05-2-17: Baldwin Township Charges Whitehall Borough Charges Read here. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Arrest was made as part of the township's cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force.
A Baldwin Township police officer stopped motorist Lauren L. Schutte, 23, of Ella Street in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield-Lawrenceville area, for speeding in the 100 block of McNeilly Road at around 1:48 a.m. on Saturday. According to Baldwin Township police Chief Terrence P. O'Brien, the officer smelled alcohol coming from Schutte while she was pulled over at the nearby Busy Beaver on Route 88 in Pittsburgh's Overbrook neighborhood and reported that Schutte failed field-sobriety tests there. She was arrested, charged with suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to the Mt. Lebanon police station for a blood test as part of Baldwin's cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force. Results of that test are pending. Read…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Katie Moran has three pieces up in the 'Other Animals' room of The Irma Freeman Center.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what's an animal horn worth? The answer: $200 if you're interested. Paintings, sculptures and other artistic works of seemingly all types were on display at various locations in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood during a monthly Art Crawl on Friday night. Baldwin Borough native Katie Moran, who grew up on Jenne Drive but now lives in the Allentown neighborhood of the city, is an active artist around town, so much so that the 2001 Baldwin High School graduate had three of her works accepted for display at The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, near the city's Bloomfield border, on Friday. The theme at The Freeman Center until March 3 is "Cat Paintings & Other Animals," with Moran's works …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Also, a man is arrested from a November incident at Steel City Collision, a woman is found with an outstanding warrant, and more in this news from Dec. 14-Jan. 5.
Woman Arrested for Heroin Possession on Perri Drive Baldwin Township police responded to a disturbance in the 1400 block of Perri Drive at around 12:18 p.m. on Dec. 14. Though no one was charged with a crime in connection with the disturbance, police arrested Christina Macsurak, 36, of Perri, at the scene on a drug possession charge. Baldwin Township Police Department Chief Terrence P. O'Brien said that officers discovered heroin that reportedly belonged to Macsurak. November Vehicle Break-In Leads to December Arrest Baldwin Township police arrested Paul Schuetz, 29, of Brookline Boulevard in Pittsburgh, on Dec. 28. Police believe that Schuetz is the person responsible for breaking into a vehicle parked at Steel City Collision on Killarney…