Monday, January 21, 2013
Frigid temperatures are expected to smack the South Hills.
Updates in bold. ... Baldwin-Whitehall School District students won't be the only ones affected by cold temperatures on Tuesday. To go along with a two-hour delay for that district's schools, students at Whitehall Borough's St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School will also have a two-hour delay on Tuesday, according to WPXI, as will Baldwin Township's Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School. Whitehall's Good Shepherd Christian Preschool will have a 10 a.m. start, according to WPXI. Wesley Spectrum Highland Services, also in Whitehall, will also have a two-hour delay on Tuesday, according to KDKA. Baldwin Community United Methodist Pre-school, in Whitehall, will have a 9:45 a.m. start on Tuesday, according to KDKA. Saint …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Brown has committed to Ohio University.
Baldwin High School's senior running back Dorian Brown has been named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's 2012 South Fabulous 22 football team. Despite missing a game with an injury and being limited by that same injury at other times, Brown, who has committed to play football at NCAA Division I Ohio University this coming fall, rushed for 1,059 yards and 12 touchdowns this season on 143 carries. His 7.4 yards per rush in 2012 is an even better mark than his 6.1-yard average in 2011, the year that he earned WPXI's Player of the Year award. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Scheuermann, a south Baldwin native, could change the world.
Jan Scheuermann has killed more than 250 people—and gotten away with it. But that's not what makes her extraordinary. No, it's Scheuermann's ability to move objects by using only her mind that makes her life so incredible. OK, so neither of those statements are entirely true, but Scheuermann, 53—a south Baldwin Borough native, one-time Californian and current Whitehall Borough resident—is well on her way, at least with the mental capabilities. Though, she'd love to get back to killing soon. You see: It used to be Scheuermann's ability as a fiction writer and murder-mystery-parties host that was her claim to fame, first in south Baldwin and then later in California. And she'd like to write some more. But whether she's ready or not, this …
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 …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The junior left Friday's game on a stretcher.
Baldwin High School's junior defensive back Jay Morrison has delivered some of his team's biggest hits this year, but during Friday night's Homecoming loss to Woodland Hills High School, he also absorbed the biggest hit. With the Wolverines up, 7-0, late in the first quarter and driving in Baldwin territory, senior running back Alex Beasley ran over Morrison—the Highlanders' leading tackler—on a nine-yard gain. The tale of the tape: Beasley, 6 feet, 230 lbs; Morrison, 5 feet 9 inches, 175 pounds. "When I hit No. 2 (Morrison)—God bless 'im—but I saw the middle was open, one cut and upfield, and I squared my shoulders," Beasley said when describing the play. The game was delayed for several minutes while Morrison was taken from the field on …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Alex Vogel saved a fellow firefighter during a Churchview Avenue blaze in March.
Alex Vogel, a firefighter with Baldwin Independent Fire Company No. 1, is one of the six community heroes who were honored on Thursday at a 2012 American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast at Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center. Vogel received the Professional Responder Hero Award for Southwestern Pennsylvania during the event in CONSOL's Lexus Club. Five other heroes were honored at the fourth annual event, which also serves as a fundraiser for the American Red Cross. From the time that Vogel was a child, he said that his family members knew that he would follow in his father's footsteps and become a volunteer firefighter. The Baldwin Borough resident became a firefighter at the age of 17 and has since become accustomed to the dangers that come …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Highlanders have improved every year under Coach Jim Wehner, but this appears to be Wehner's most challenging season.
(Scroll down to check out the schedule.) Baldwin High School's varsity football team opens its 2012 season with a Southeastern Conference game this Friday night at Peters Township High School at 7:30. Baldwin will be competing in one of western Pennsylvania high school football's toughest conferences this year, as the Southeastern includes many contenders for the WPIAL's AAAA (highest level) championship, including perennial powers Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon and Woodland Hills high schools. Baldwin finished 2011 with a 4-5 overall record, including a 1-4 mark in AAAA's defunct Great Southern Conference, which basically added Woodland Hills, Penn Hills and Plum high schools to the renamed conference this year. The Great Southern's …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
It could have been because of this.
A car crashed into a utility pole in north Baldwin Borough sometime either late on Tuesday night or early on Wednesday morning, according to this WPXI report and Baldwin-Whitehall Patch readers. Two local residents have told the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch that the crash occurred on Churchview Avenue, and one Churchview resident near Cathell Road reported that her home lost power for a short time. WPXI has reported that the car severed the utility pole in halves and that two people were injured in the wreck. Their conditions are unknown. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Tiny Brentwood has a grand tradition.
Tiny Brentwood Borough will see a population boom for at least two days next week, as guests and residents from in and around Pittsburgh's South Hills area will descend on the community of about 9,000 residents for an Independence Day celebration. The festivities—put together annually by Brentwood community leaders and volunteers—have grown into a can't-miss attraction for many Pittsburghers, and John Frombach, chair of the Brentwood 4th of July Committee, says that 2012 will be no different. Frombach says that the borough's Fourth of July parade alone (along Brownsville Road) draws more than 40,000 spectators each year from all over the South Hills. Here is this year's schedule: TUESDAY, JULY 3 6-8 p.m.: BRENTWOOD STREET FAIR (Along …
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. --- …