Thursday, April 25, 2013
The age-old practice is growing in popularity.
Amid economic times that can be described as troubling—or, at the very least, uncertain—many folks are trying to save money by cutting back on utilities. Meanwhile, energy- and waste-conscious people—regardless of income—have long looked for ways to preserve the planet's natural resources. One of the hottest trends these days that does both things—saving money while reducing waste and a reliance on utilities—is the implementation of rain barrels at both private homes and public grounds. Rain barrels collect natural waterfall and store it until their owners are ready to use the water for things like watering lawns and gardens or even washing cars. The barrels are especially useful in times of drought when tap water is especially precious. …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Turn your clocks ahead at 2 a.m. (or whenever you wake up) on March 10.
It's nearly time to "spring forward." At 2 a.m. on Sunday, we'll be moving our clocks ahead 60 minutes—and losing an hour of sleep—for daylight saving time. The good news: Sunset will be an hour later. We used to spring forward on the first Sunday in April and "fall back" on the last Sunday in October, but a few years ago, Congress changed the dates—adding more daylight saving time to the calendar. This year, daylight saving runs from March 10 until Nov. 3, when we set clocks back one hour. Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands do not observe daylight saving time, but around the world, about 75 countries and territories have at least one location that does, according to TimeandDate.com. On the other hand, 164 don't …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Baldwin native has an amazing story to tell.
UPDATE: CBS has officially delayed this story's broadcast. Check back with the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch for updates. A Baldwin-Whitehall resident is a participant in a groundbreaking study whose findings are tentatively scheduled to be broadcast nationally on CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday night, immediately following the Pittsburgh Steelers-Dallas Cowboys telecast. However, the Newtown, CT, tragedy may delay the story's broadcast at least a week as CBS may instead focus on the school shootings. Nevertheless, the study's findings are due to be published online on Monday by the British medical journal The Lancet. The identity of this Baldwin Borough native has been kept quiet at the request of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The dogs mauled a 2-year-old Whitehall boy to death in early November.
Less than a month after 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh of Whitehall Borough was mauled to death at the Pittsburgh Zoo, news has surfaced that the zoo's 2013 calendar features African painted dogs, the same species that killed the boy in early November. Zoo officials say that the calendars, featuring the dogs in its March spreads, had already been printed and made available to patrons before Derkosh's death, according to this Huffington Post article. Maddox was visiting the zoo with his mother on Nov. 4 when he fell from the top of a platform railing to the ground inside of the pit area of the dogs' exhibit, according to a statement from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Pittsburgh police said that the child lost his balance after his mother …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The former Penn State assistant football coach was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts.
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was led from the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs on Friday night after being found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse. The Centre Daily Times, WPXI, The Huffington Post and numerous other local and national news organizations reported the news within minutes of the verdict's release. TV footage of the courthouse showed a crowd outside cheering when the verdict was made public just after 10 p.m. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled, according to this report from the Centre Daily Times. Are you a Penn State alum living in Baldwin-Whitehall? How do you feel about the verdict? This article originally appeared on the Dormont-Brookline Patch. --- …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The president told ABC that 'gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally.'
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama told ABC's Robin Roberts in a sit-down interview that will air on "Good Morning America" on Thursday that he is supportive of gay marriage. The Huffington Post reports that Obama told Roberts, "I've always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. " ... It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married." Do you agree? Vote in our poll above and feel free to tell us why you voted the way that you did in the comments section below. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Republican presidential candidate announced that he's suspending his campaign.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has announced that he is suspending his campaign. The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania was expected to make the announcement at an event in Gettysburg, PA, but just did so on CNN. According to The Huffington Post, the combination of his daughter's sickness and recent poll numbers showing him possibly losing his home state apparently prompted the early departure. This article originally appeared on the Peters Patch. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Turn your clocks ahead at 2 a.m. (or whenever you wake up) on March 11.
It's nearly time to "spring forward." At 2 a.m. on Sunday, we'll be moving our clocks ahead 60 minutes—and losing an hour of sleep—for daylight saving time. The good news: Sunset will be an hour later. We used to spring forward on the first Sunday in April and "fall back" on the last Sunday in October, but a few years ago, Congress changed the dates—adding more daylight saving time to the calendar. This year, daylight saving runs from March 11 until Nov. 4, when we set clocks back one hour. Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands do not observe daylight saving time, but around the world, about 75 countries and territories have at least one location that does, according to TimeandDate.com. On the other hand, 164 don't …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The former PA senator captured 55 percent of the vote in Missouri to Mitt Romney's 25 percent.
The Huffington Post reports that Tuesday was a bad night for Mitt Romney, as former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum swept Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado in Republican presidential primaries. Santorum won Missouri and Minnesota by large margins, capturing 55 percent of the vote in Missouri to Romney's 25 percent. Santorum also won Minnesota—a state that Romney won in the 2008 primaries—by capturing 45 percent of the vote there. Santorum won all 114 Missouri counties. "Conservatism is alive in Missouri and Minnesota," Santorum told a crowd attending his victory party at the Saint Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, MO. "I hope you have been listening to our message," he said in his victory speech. "Mitt Romney has the same positions …