Saturday, June 9, 2012
In 2007, a serial killer confessed to killing the Robinson Township teen, missing since 1977—and claimed her body is 'unrecoverable.'
Ranee Ann Gregor was just nine days away from turning "sweet 16" the evening of Oct. 21, 1977, when she and boyfriend John Feeny left her residence on Clever Road in Robinson Township and were believed to be headed for a pizza parlor. They made it as far as a gas station, where they were last seen at about 10 p.m., but they never made it home. The next morning, Feeny, a 17 year old who lived on Maple Street in Coraopolis Borough, was found slumped over the armrest of the rear seat of his blood-splattered van. He had been shot once in the neck at close range with a shotgun. The vehicle, with its engine still running, was parked on a secluded dirt road known as a lovers' lane—off of Crescent Drive near Pittsburgh International Airport in …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The National Weather Service issues a winter storm watch.
Yes ... a spring snow is on the way. The National Weather Service in Moon Township has issued a winter storm watch for late Sunday night through Monday evening. Rain is predicted to change to snow at around 11:30 on Sunday night with the heaviest snowfall coming on Monday morning. Six inches of accumulation is expected in the greater Pittsburgh area with 1-3 inches of accumulation in Baldwin-Whitehall. "A heavy, wet accumulation of snow is expected," according to the weather sevice, "that may cause significant problems with the downing of tree limbs that have developed leaves, which may, in turn, spawn power outages. Some travel difficulties can be expected." What do you think about the winter storm watch issued? When was the last time …
Friday, April 20, 2012
His 18th Congressional District includes Whitehall Borough.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy is seeking his sixth term as the representative of the U.S. House's 18th District of Pennsylvania, which includes all of Whitehall Borough. Murphy, of Upper St. Clair Township, is being challenged for that district seat in an April 24 primary against fellow Republican Evan Feinberg, a Peters Township High School graduate who recently moved to Upper St. Clair. Feinberg is Murphy's first primary challenger since entering the U.S. House in 2002. The winner of April's primary will be the Republicans' nominee on November's ballot. The lone Democrat competing for the 18th District seat is Washington County Commissioner Lawrence Maggi, meaning that Maggi will almost certainly face either Murphy or Feinberg in November. Patch …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
D. Raja, Sue Means and Rep. Mark Mustio discussed property reassessments, health care, education, Marcellus Shale and more on Tuesday night.
The three Republicans vying for the 37th Senatorial District seat being vacated by state Sen. John Pippy convened at Peters Township Middle School on Tuesday night for a debate moderated by Peters Councilman David Ball. Sue Ann Means, a Republican state committeewoman from Bethel Park; Mark Mustio, a state 44th House District representative from Moon Township; and D. Raja, a former Mt. Lebanon commissioner and recent candidate for Allegheny County executive, answered questions—both broad and specific—concerning their role if they took office and their stance on issues concerning residents of the 37th Senatorial District. Besides Whitehall Borough, the 37th District includes includes part of Washington County, namely, all of Peters Township…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Sue Means, D. Raja and Mark Mustio will discuss issues at Peters Township Middle School.
As part of a state Senate race that impacts Whitehall Borough residents and others who reside largely in parts of Allegheny County, Republican challengers for April 24's 37th Senatorial District primary will discuss hot topics on April 10 at a 7 p.m. debate at Peters Township Middle School. The winner of April's primary will be an unchallenged nominee on November's general election ballot, as there are no candidates from opposing parties, including no Democrats, competing for that district's state Senate seat. The Republican candidates are Sue Ann Means, a Republican state committeewoman from Bethel Park; Mark Mustio, a state 44th House District representative from Moon Township; and D. Raja, a former Mt. Lebanon commissioner and recent …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Life gets busy. Deadlines creep up on us all. Patch helps you to remember—before it's too late.
Welcome to Last Chance, a Patch series reminding you of deadlines you don't want to miss. This week's dates to remember? 1.) Today is the last day for property owners in Allegheny County to file formal appeals of their court-ordered property reassessments. Forms must be postmarked on or before today, April 2. They also may be taken to one of several collection points today. "I encourage all property owners to file a formal appeal by Monday's deadline to preserve their legal rights," County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said in a statement. "In fact, I am filing an appeal on my own property because I do not agree with its 2013 court-ordered reassessment value," he said. "Appeals may always be withdrawn, but once Monday's deadline passes, …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Scattered tree and power line damage is possible.
The Baldwin-Whitehall area, like much of southwestern Pennsylvania, is under a wind advisory until 1 a.m. on Wednesday. A wind advisory means that wind gusts greater than 45 mph are expected. "Scattered tree and power line damage can be expected," a spokesperson from the National Weather Service in Moon Township stated. "Some minor property damage is possible in the highest gusts. Travel will be difficult for high profile vehicles (such as tractor-trailers)." Winds will increase on Tuesday afternoon with the strongest winds coming shortly after sunset as the front passes. Winds will then slowly decrease through Tuesday evening, according to forecasters. This article originally appeared on the UpperSt.Clair Patch. --- Follow the Baldwin-…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The National Weather Service in Moon Township has issued a winter weather advisory for our area.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
We didn't have a white Christmas, but snow is expected tonight. The National Weather Service in Moon Township has issued a winter weather advisory for southwestern Pennsylvania from 7 on Tuesday evening to 4 on Wednesday morning. About 1 to 4 inches of wet snow is expected to accumulate. Temperatures will be in the low 30s, and wind gusts of up to 5 mph are a possibility. Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to snow-covered roads and limited visibility. Use caution while driving. To report snowfall accumulations, call the National Weather Service at 877-633-6772. Visit the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch traffic map to view road conditions. Also, submit your snow photos! --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Special Olympics fundraiser doubles in size, donations.
Though it’s only the second year that teams from the Pittsburgh area have braved the cold waters of the Ohio River for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, the event has managed to double in attendance, donations and perhaps even enthusiasm. Though the water was reported to be 39 degrees, the sun shone brightly over Heinz Field on Sunday. “You couldn’t have asked for a prettier day,” said Sandra Bradshaw, of Bethel Park. Crowds gathered early at the stadium in anticipation of the plunge that began at noon. Of those attending, about 1,300 were on teams that jumped into the Ohio River from the Heinz Field boat launch to raise money for the Special Olympics. By the week of the event, those teams had raised about $250,000. Some estimates …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The weather should change soon.
It will begin to look a little bit like Christmas on Wednesday. Emphasis on the little. While the morning rush hour forecast calls for rain, the snow won’t start falling until later in the day. But don’t hit the panic button yet. Meteorologist Rihaan Gangat of the National Weather Service in Moon Township confirmed: There may be rain showers through the day—a 50-50 chance—with some flurries thrown in later, too. “But there will be very, very little snow accumulation,” Gangat said of Allegheny County. “You will see flakes, but that’s about it.” And Gangat said to expect temperatures to dip to about 28 degrees on Wednesday night before soaring back into the mid-40s (with mostly sunny skies) on Thursday. So, how long are people going to be …