Friday, May 24, 2013
Frost is possible on Saturday morning.
It's going to a be a chilly start to the Memorial Day weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Allegheny County, including Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township and Whitehall Borough. The advisory will remain in effect from 3 to 8 a.m. on Saturday as temperatures hover around 32 degrees. Be sure to cover your sensitive plants and bring potted plants indoors. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Councilwoman Kathy DePuy joins Mayor Jim Nowalk as statewide Presidents.
Pennsylvania Sen. Matthew H. Smith, whose jurisdiction includes Whitehall Borough, recently presented Whitehall Councilwoman Kathleen N. DePuy with a Senate citation based on her recent appointment as President of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. State Reps. Harry Readshaw and Erin Molchany, whose jurisdictions also include Whitehall, joined Smith to congratulate DePuy during a ceremony in Hershey, PA, on May 7. Also in attendance was Whitehall Mayor James F. Nowalk, who is President of the Pennsylvania State Mayors' Association. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
And the school placed ninth in the country as a whole.
Let there be no argument: They know their math at St. Gabe's. Seventh-graders from St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School in Whitehall Borough placed first in the nation during a recent First in Math competition. Playing a computerized version of the popular 24 Game, St. Gabe's seventh-graders put together an average game score that was better than all other schools' seventh-graders'. And as an entire school—combining average scores of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders—the Gators placed ninth in the country (out of approximately 5,000 schools). "It really was remarkable," said teacher Lois Doerfler, who headed Gabe's seventh- and eighth-grade teams. Representatives of Suntex International came to the Catholic school along Greenridge …
Their 2-year-old boy, Maddox Derkosh, fell into a wild African painted dogs exhibit last year and was killed.
UPDATE: The family is asking for damages in excess of $50,000 on each of six counts, citing wrongful death, negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress, among other claims, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The parents of the 2-year-old boy named Maddox, who was killed after falling into a wild African painted dogs exhibit last fall, have filed a lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for unspecified damages, according to WPXI. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Jason and Elizabeth Derkosh of Whitehall Borough claims that zoo officials had ample warning that parents routinely lift their children onto a rail overlooking the exhibit so that the children can see the dogs better, according to the report. The …
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day in honor of National EMS Week.
In honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week, Medical Rescue Team South Authority (MRTSA) paramedics will host a community open house event at the MRTSA headquarters in Mt. Lebanon on Friday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children are welcome. Established in 1976, MRTSA serves the communities of Baldwin Township, Mt. Lebanon and Whitehall, Castle Shannon, Dormont and Green Tree boroughs. The open house will allow visitors to: "Medical Rescue Team South Authority is incredibly proud of the work our paramedics and EMTs (emergency medical technicians) perform in the community every day," paramedic Jesse Siefert said in a news release. "Their compassion and dedication to providing excellent pre-hospital care is unwavering through the …
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The watch expired early.
Update: The watch has expired. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for southwestern Pennsylvania, including Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough and Baldwin Township. The watch remains in effect through 10 p.m. on Wednesday, according to representatives from the National Weather Service, which say that some storms could be severe with damaging winds. The chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected mainly after 5 p.m. and before midnight. If you take any weather photos, please share them in the media box above by clicking on one of the green "Upload Photos and Videos" buttons. A hazardous weather outlook is also in effect this week, with frosty and potentially freezing conditions possible on Friday and Saturday nights and even …
Here are just some of the recreation opportunities available in the borough this summer.
It'll be hard to get bored in Whitehall Borough this summer. For examples: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Scroll down for election results from the May 21 primary.
Voters in Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough and Baldwin Township nominated candidates for November's general election during May 21's primary election. SCROLL DOWN to see tables showing results of local races. Every race is 100-percent reported. (These results are unofficial until certified by the Allegheny County Board of Elections.) Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Allegheny County officials have compiled important information about Baldwin, Whitehall, Baldwin Township and other municipalities.
Do you know what state senatorial district you live in? Who your county council representative is? Or have you ever given thought to the geography of Baldwin, Whitehall or Baldwin Township? Allegheny County's website has a map that provides vital information for municipalities. Just click on the map, and a community profile pops up with information such as school district and municipal millage rates, the name of the local police chief and fire department information. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.