Thursday, February 7, 2013
Baldwin-Whitehall's Leng was a 1955 NIT champion.
There was a time when the National Invitation Tournament was the best college basketball event in the country and its champion was considered the best scholastic team in the land. That was the case in 1955 when the Duquesne University Dukes won the NIT behind the superb play of Sihugo Green, a future No. 1 NBA draft choice. Green's practice partner that year?: Baldwin Borough's Ralph Leng, who died on Sunday after a yearlong battle with leukemia, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Leng, who was 77, graduated from the now-defunct St. Wendelin High School in Pittsburgh before earning his piece of the national title by sharpening the play of Green and the rest of Duquesne's starting lineup. "The coaches looked at my dad and figured he was …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
U.S. Air Force security smelled an odor of marijuana emanating from contractors' van.
Contractors working at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township were detained by U.S. Air Force security forces on Jan. 7 and charged with drug possession. The men—48-year-old Emil Provident of Whitehall Borough (Margaret Street) and 37-year-old Robert McGrail—were charged by Moon Township police with prohibited acts after Air Force security said that the men tried to bring marijuana paraphernalia onto their base. Provident and McGrail, who are employed by a roofing contractor working for the air base, were stopped at a security gate after security smelled an odor of marijuana emanating from their van. Security then searched the vehicle and found a pipe and bags smelling like marijuana. All persons are subject to search on a military …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The former Marine, representing parts of Baldwin-Whitehall, co-sponsored both bills.
State Rep. Harry A. Readshaw, whose 36th Legislative District includes parts of Baldwin and Whitehall boroughs, said in a news release on Wednesday that two bills of critical importance to Pennsylvania veterans are close to becoming laws. Readshaw, a Democrat, is a co-sponsor of both bills. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 1531, which would create a Veterans Trust Fund in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to provide funding for various grants and programs. A new "Honoring Our Veterans" vehicle license plate authorized by that bill would help to finance the Veterans Trust Fund. Of the new plate's fee, $15 would go directly to the trust fund. Also contributing to the …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Air show is scheduled for the Sept. 10 weekend.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mike Jones
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Air shows are all about really cool planes doing neat acrobatic tricks in the air. But they’re also an important opportunity for the military and community to join forces to put on a spectacular event for the area and its residents. That’s the message that organizers of the “Wings Over Pittsburgh” air show are sending as they move into the homestretch of preparation for events around the Sept. 10 weekend. “The thing about it is everyone gets involved,” said Lt. Col. Chuck Sargent, who is the event organizer for the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township. “It’s a neat way to bring the community together as one big team.” Sargent said that last year’s event had record crowds after the air show moved from June to September, and he expects it to …