Thursday, February 7, 2013
A draft ordinance is being prepared that may be made available to the council in time for its Feb. 20 meeting.
The issue over backyard fire pits in Whitehall Borough is coming to a head. Borough Manager James E. Leventry said that a draft ordinance regarding fire pits is being prepared and may be made available to the Whitehall Council before its next meeting—Feb. 20. While the new Whitehall ordinance might not be enacted for some time after that, the borough council could start discussing the pros and cons of the draft after being presented with it. Fire pits were a major topic of discussion at the council's June 20 meeting when some council members admitted to personally enjoying pits while, at the same time, acknowledging why other residents might not. Councilman Philip Lahr said at the time, for example, that residents have told him that they …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
And five other stories in these Whitehall Borough police notes.
Marijuana Alarm Whitehall Borough police responded to a smoke alarm at 4348 Seton Dr. at around 6:39 p.m. on Jan. 15 only to find that the homeowner's marijuana smoke admittedly had caused the alarm, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. The home's alarm notifies local police when it is triggered. When police arrived at 4348 Seton, they met the homeowner—William J. Korach, 33—at his doorway and detected an odor of marijuana coming from the house. Korach said that the alarm was false, but upon further investigation, police located a small amount of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia that Korach said was his, Danko said. The deputy chief said that Korach admitted to smoking marijuana and that that's what set off his alarm. …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Gary and Melanie Remlinger spoke to the Whitehall Council about that issue on Wednesday night.
Refugees on Borough Fields Like it or not, Whitehall Borough has been forced to handle a large influx of refugee families to its community over the past several years. And a great deal of those people have taken residence in the apartments of the Wallace (Prospect) Park area, very near some borough fields that are also near and dear to the hearts of those running the Baldwin-Whitehall Athletic Association (BWAA)—a baseball and softball organization open to children from all communities. The president of the BWAA—Gary Remlinger—and his wife, Melanie, both of Varner Road, spoke to the Whitehall Council at its meeting on Wednesday night, expressing concern over how some refugees have been treating those parks—specifically, Prospect and …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Whitehall Borough Council approved the measure, 6-0, on Wednesday night.
Acting in what Whitehall Borough Public Safety Committee Chair Robert McKown said is in the best interest of its taxpayers, the Whitehall Council approved a policy on Wednesday night that calls for other municipalities to pay for Whitehall Fire Company service should they need it—but not in all cases. Up until the policy was passed on Wednesday by a 6-0 vote—Councilman Harold Berkoben was absent—Whitehall's volunteer fire company would always respond to emergencies in neighboring municipalities free of charge when those municipalities' fire companies either needed help or were not able to respond themselves at all. But now, in cases when two specific things both occur—(1) Whitehall Fire is the primary responder for another municipality and…
Monday, August 27, 2012
A freak accident left a Whitehall boy with a log coming out of his leg.
What were the odds? Two boys playing ball in a backyard in May turned into a painful nightmare for 9-year-old Adam Feth of Whitehall Borough. But thanks to some new technology, the nightmare didn't last long. Adam and a friend were simply playing at the Feths' place in the 4300 block of Highgrove Road when their game spilled over into a wooded area at the end of the backyard. The pair's baseball had rolled into the woods, and Adam went after it. What happened next could have happened to anyone. Adam's shoe caught a twig, a stone, anything—something large enough to cause him to trip—before he landed on the ground with, basically, a log stuck in the meat of his shin. The tree branch, which Adam's mother, Debbie, said was about 6-feet long, …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The theme this year was marked by a number of live music performances at both venues, including one by tribute band Bon Journey.
ADD YOUR OWN PHOTOS! Click on "Upload Photos and Videos" above. Preview: Whitehall Borough will welcome folks from around Pittsburgh's South Hills area on Saturday, Aug. 25, for the newest version of Whitehall Community Day—"Rockin' Through the Ages." As is the case each year, the day's festivities will be split between Snyder Park along Southvue Drive and the Edwin F. Brennan Plaza (part of the borough municipal complex along Borough Park Drive). The "Rockin'" theme this year will be marked by a number of live music/dancing performances at both venues, including bands specializing in tunes from the 1940s through today. In addition to music, the day will also see the borough's annual 5,000-meter race and 1-mile fun walk, airbrushed tattoos…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The incident happened late on Wednesday afternoon in Whitehall.
An elderly woman from South Park Township is in fair condition at UPMC Mercy Hospital after driving through two yards and into a home along the 4700 block of Brownsville Road in Whitehall Borough on Wednesday. The accident, which involved only the 83-year-old woman's vehicle, happened shortly before 6 p.m. near the intersection of Brownsville and Carlyn Drive. She was her car's only occupant. The woman's driver's-side door ended up on the ground, trapping her inside until emergency workers arrived to cut through the car and release her. She was then taken by a crew from Medical Rescue Team South Authority (MRTSA) to Mercy Hospital. Part of Brownsville traffic was then blocked for a time as the car was righted and taken away. The driver …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Rain and storms passing over Whitehall Borough will not cancel Friday's fireworks show.
Despite rain and storms that passed through Whitehall Borough on Friday night, the 2012 fireworks show at Caste Village will go on as planned. Officials from Pyrotecnico, The Royal Mile Company and the Whitehall Fire Company said that they see no reason as to why the show should be canceled or postponed. The fireworks are scheduled to begin shortly after 9:30 p.m. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Cause remains a mystery.
Garbage inside of a dump truck owned by waste management company Republic Services caught fire in a parking lot next to the Whitehall Towers office building along Streets Run Road at around 11:20 a.m. on Monday. The office building sits on the edge of Whitehall and Baldwin boroughs next to Baldwin Emergency Medical Services Station 510 and behind the Route 51 Eat'n Park. Crews from the Whitehall Fire Company and the Whitehall Police Department responded to the scene shortly after the fire was reported and drove away at around 12:03 p.m. Whitehall firefighters doused the dump truck and its garbage load with water, and the three Republic Services employees who were with the truck left the garbage in the parking lot to be cleaned up later. …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
And other police notes from May 22-28.
Dairy Queen Robbed at Gunpoint The Whitehall Police Department is still looking for the man that Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said robbed a Route 51 Dairy Queen at gunpoint on Saturday night. That Dairy Queen is on the border of Whitehall Borough and Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood. Dolfi said that a man in his early 20s or slightly younger came into Dairy Queen at around 10:38 p.m. on Saturday armed with a semi-automatic handgun and ordered employees to give him money from the restaurant's cash register. Dolfi described the man as approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall with a slender build and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and material that was covering his face. He was carrying a small black duffle bag. No one at …