Thursday, January 3, 2013
The star goalkeeper will go for the gold on Saturday morning against Sweden.
Whitehall Borough native John Gibson has surrendered just one goal in two playoffs games to help to lead Team USA to the gold-medal game of the Under-20 World Ice Hockey "Junior" Championships, which will be held on Saturday in Russia at 8 a.m. Eastern time. Gibson, formerly a student at Whitehall's St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin and Baldwin High schools, blanked the Czech Republic, 7-0, on Wednesday before defeating Canada, 5-1, in the semifinals on Thursday. The United States (4-2) will now face undefeated Sweden—3-2 winners over Russia in Thursday's other semifinal—for the gold. The game will be broadcast live on the NHL Network and re-broadcast at 8 p.m. It will also be live-streamed on NHL.com. The 6-foot-3, 222-pound Gibson …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Sally Haas, president of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, died unexpectedly on Thursday. Friends and colleagues praise her leadership.
Chip Holsworth, president of the Military Affairs Coalition of Western Pennsylvania, said that the local military advocacy group will have to search "far and wide" to find another leader like Sally Haas. Haas, the president of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce and the co-chair of its military coalition, died unexpectedly on Thursday following surgery for an undisclosed condition. She was 58 and lived in Whitehall Borough. A fixture at coalition meetings and Moon Township military community events, Haas was tireless in her efforts to stave off a potential closure of the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon, Holsworth said. "She was our most active member," Holsworth said. "It's an incredible loss." Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, who …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
There'll be plenty of challenges for Baldwin, but the team seems ready to adapt.
"Speed and defense." If Head Coach Gavin Prosser has been trying to drive something into the brains of his players this preseason, he's certainly getting that done. When asked to identify what might be the calling card of the 2012-13 Baldwin High School girls varsity basketball team, Prosser mentioned "speed and defense," and that was after two of his players answered the same question with the same three words. The Baldwin High girls have added a promising 6-foot freshman center—Carly Lutz—to their young roster this season, but the team will mostly have to rely on smaller players, most of whom have less scoring pedigree than three of the squad's leaders from a season ago. And all of three of those ladies have graduated. Gone from the …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Maddox Derkosh of Whitehall Borough was buried on Friday.
William Slater II Funeral Service in Scott Township, the place where friends and family visited 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh on Thursday after his tragic death at the Pittsburgh Zoo, will continue for the immediate future to collect toy construction trucks to be donated to a children's Christmas charity in Maddox's memory. Original plans were to collect trucks at Slater Funeral Service through Thursday, but a representative of the funeral service said on Friday that the toys collection will continue "indefinitely." The same can be said for the Whitehall Police Department, which serves the Derkosh family's home municipality of Whitehall Borough. A representative of the police station said that trucks can continue to be dropped off at the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Trucks can be donated immediately at Slater Funeral Service in Scott Township or at Maddox Derkosh's funeral Mass at St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon on Friday.
UPDATE: Funeral Home, Police Station to Accept Derkosh Trucks 'Indefinitely' The Derkosh family of Whitehall Borough is asking that interested parties, in lieu of flowers, give toy construction trucks to be donated to a children's Christmas charity in the memory of 2-year old Maddox Derkosh, who died tragically at the Pittsburgh Zoo on Sunday. The trucks are being accepted right now at William Slater II Funeral Service in Scott Township. They will also be accepted at Derkosh's funeral Mass at St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon at 10 a.m. on Friday. Friends will be welcomed for a viewing of Maddox at Slater Funeral Service from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, according to Maddox's obituary on the funeral service's website. Trucks can also be …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Read here for a list of polling places and times in Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township and Whitehall Borough.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. To make the voting process easier for Baldwin-Whitehall Patch readers, below is a list of B-W's polling places. To learn which place you, specifically, should be voting at, use this resource. All polls are open from from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Need to brush up on the candidates? Click here for the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch's 2012 Election Guide. BALDWIN BOROUGH Lafferty Center, 330 Joseph St. BALDWIN BOROUGH Baldwin Borough Municipal Complex, 3344 Churchview Ave. BALDWIN BOROUGH Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish, 3171 Churchview Ave. BALDWIN BOROUGH Option Independent Fire Company, 825 Streets Run Rd. BALDWIN BOROUGH McAnnulty Elementary School, 5151 McAnulty Rd. BALDWIN BOROUGH Leland Park Community House, …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Read here for details and closures.
Updates in bold. ... Baldwin-Whitehall School District students won't be the only ones affected by Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday. To go along with a two-hour delay for that district's schools, students at Baldwin Borough's Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic School and Whitehall Borough's St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School will also have a two-hour delay on Tuesday, according to KDKA. Saint Elizabeth officials have canceled morning preschool, as well. Whitehall's Good Shepherd Christian Preschool and Tender Care Learning Centers will both have 10 a.m. starts, according to WPXI. The ACLD Tillotson School and Wesley Spectrum Highland Services, both also in Whitehall, will be closed on Tuesday, KDKA reports, as will the Young …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
McPherson, 81, died on Wednesday.
Samuel McPherson, who most recently lived in Whitehall Borough, died unexpectedly at the age of 81 on Wednesday, according to his obituary published by the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home. A cause of death was not given. McPherson was a longtime resident of Baldwin Borough, having served in the roles of borough mayor, councilman, committeeman and democratic chairman there. He was also an honorary member of the South Baldwin Volunteer Fire Company. McPherson was also a member of Steamfitters Local Union No. 449 for over 55 years and was employed with the Power Piping Company of Etna Borough for over 50 years, serving as a steamfitter, project manager and part-owner. According to the obituary, McPherson enjoyed spending time …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Read here to see when students should report to traditional schools, both public and private, in Baldwin-Whitehall.
Most kids will be bummed, and some parents will be excited. But either way, it's almost time for school again. Read below to see when classes start for the 2012-13 school year at traditional schools in Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough and Baldwin Township. Baldwin-Whitehall School District Schools Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic School St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
There are plenty of nearby places to buy supplies.
Local students won't start regular classes again until late August or early September, but back-to-school advertisements have been gracing TV sets and storefronts since early July. What does your little scholar need to get back into the learning groove this year? Are you already thinking about new clothes, notebooks, pencils, crayons and glue? On the hunt for a new backpack? Stocking up on Lunchables? Or are you still thinking about the summer? Is school just too far away? Take our poll! And if you're looking for places to buy gear in Baldwin-Whitehall, check out our directory. Of course, there are several great back-to-school shopping options just outside of our borders, as well. For example, there is a Kmart on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills…