Thursday, April 11, 2013
The region’s U.S. Coast Guard’s command and maintenance center could be coming to the Bridgeville area, but one federal lawmaker is questioning if that’s the best place for it to be located.
The region’s U.S. Coast Guard’s command and maintenance center could be coming to the Bridgeville area, but one federal lawmaker is questioning if that’s the best place for it to be located. Congressman Tim Murphy said the Coast Guard is expected to accept a bid this week to consolidate its three area centers into a building in or around the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center in Collier Township. “I question the wisdom of putting the Coast Guard headquarters so far from the water,” Murphy said in an exclusive interview to Patch.com. “They wanted to be in the Pittsburgh pool. It’s not near there.” Murphy, a Republican from Upper St. Clair, didn’t blame the Coast Guard, but said it’s the federal government’s General Services Administration …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Collier Township police arrested a man last week after motorists saw him staggering on Route 50 near the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center.
Collier Township police arrested a man last week after motorists saw him staggering on Route 50 near the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center. Police said they were called to Anderson Equipment around 7 p.m. on Jan. 30 after officers from Bridgeville took the man into custody. Police said Michael Himes, 46, of Finleyville, smelled of alcohol and they charged him with public drunkenness. It’s not known how long the man was walking in the busy roadway or if he caused any traffic delays. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
We’re asking our readers what you want to see go into the former Cici's Pizza location in the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center after it closed months ago.
Cici’s Pizza at Chartiers Valley Shopping Center has been closed for months, so we’re asking our readers what you want to see go into the former restaurant’s location. The empty restaurant along highly-traveled Route 50 is just a few doors down from Dunham’s sporting goods store and the DMV. It would make a perfect spot for a new restaurant or shop. What does this area need that it doesn’t already have nearby? So, if you could see any business in this location, what would you like in the plaza? If not a restaurant, what else do you see here? Use your imagination and tell us in the comment section! Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter!
A Scott Township woman, who was arrested recently by Mt. Lebanon police on retail theft charges, is also accused of stealing Coach purses from Plato’s Closet.
A Scott Township woman, who was arrested recently by Mt. Lebanon police on retail theft charges, is also accused of stealing purses from Plato’s Closet. Collier police said they charged 25-year-old Amanda Mayfield with retail theft after investigators said she took the two Coach purses from the store in Chartiers Valley Shopping Center last October. The two purses were worth $35 each, police said. It wasn’t until her recent arrest by Mt. Lebanon police that the investigators from Collier Township were able to locate her. Sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter or Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page
Saturday, December 22, 2012
We’ve put together a “live traffic map” that shows you how Route 50 and other roads around the South Hills are moving as people make a final rush on Christmas shopping.
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
There are only a few more shopping days left before Christmas and the strip malls and stores that dot Route 50 from Bridgeville to Heidelberg are expected to be packed. That means Washington Pike likely will be bumper-to-bumper traffic as people try to get out of Chartiers Valley Shopping Center, Great Southern, Collier Town Square or Raceway Plaza. We’ve put together a “live traffic map” that shows you how Route 50 and other roads around Pittsburgh are flowing. You can click on the map and move it around to see other parts of the South Hills. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy dumped water on moviegoers at the former Destinta movie theater Monday night.
Heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy dumped water on moviegoers at the Phoenix Big Cinema on Monday night. Patrons sitting inside theater No. 16 told emergency responders they “smelled something electrical” around 8:30 p.m. while the movie was playing. Kirwan Heights fire Chief Mark Lewis said the water that flooded inside was contained to that one theater. He did not know how many people were inside the theater or which movie was playing at the time. Lewis said it appeared that there had been a leak in the theater’s ceiling for some time and the heavy rain from Sandy exacerbated the problem. Lewis estimated the Kirwan Heights area received about three inches of rain. “It was an old leak,” Lewis said. “When you get all of this rain, it just let…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Giant Eagle will keep the same prices on hundreds of items through the holidays.
Giant Eagle is locking low prices through the holidays on hundreds of the items customers purchase most. Even if costs go up, prices for these items will not change. "Increases in commodity costs for corn, wheat and soybeans continue to contribute to rising food prices, and are compounded by additional factors such as fluctuating energy costs and drought," said Giant Eagle Senior Vice President of Marketing Lisa Henriksen. "Our Low Price Lock program will help Giant Eagle customers manage through this uncertainty during the holiday season, and make it easier to plan gatherings and budget-friendly meals with prices on many popular everyday and seasonal items locked, or in some cases reduced. Our Low Price Lock is yet another way for …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Dozens of police officers conducted one of the largest sobriety checkpoints in the South Hills on Wednesday night when they patrolled Route 50 in Bridgeville.
Dozens of police officers conducted one of the largest sobriety checkpoints in the South Hills on Wednesday night when they patrolled Route 50 in Bridgeville. The officers stopped 35 motorists on Washington Pike near Bridgeville Auto from 7:30 p.m. to shortly after 11 p.m. Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said the DUI checkpoint netted one arrest for driving under the influence of drugs, while officers issues 13 citations, wrote 15 warnings for expired inspection or registration tags and towed five vehicles. Another person was arrested for driving with altered tags. King said the earlier time was to throw a “curveball” to motorists and make the public aware that officers are watching at all hours of the day. “The way we were thinking …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Phoenix Big Cinemas has now taken control of the movie theater and customers will get free popcorn with admission this weekend.
The Destinta Theatres at Chartiers Valley Shopping Center closed this week, but will immediately be replaced by Phoenix Big Cinemas. Workers were scraping off the Destina decals from the doors and crews were wheeling in snacks to the move theater Wednesday as Phoenix prepared to reopen the 18-screen cinema Friday. Anyone coming to movies this Friday, Saturday and Sunday will receive a free popcorn with admission. The new management company plans to improve the concession stand and upgrade the sales counter so customers can purchase their tickets online and pick them up at the gate. Phoenix also is planning to upgrade the theaters so each are have either digital or 3D capabilities. Frequent members also will earn rewards points. “The …
Friday, December 30, 2011
The 83-year-old Castle Shannon man had failed an eye exam and two driving tests in the past month.
An elderly motorist who apparently failed at least two driving tests in the past month crashed into the front of Kmart. Collier police said Eugene Falvo, 83, of Castle Shannon, drove straight into the big box retailer in Chartiers Valley Shopping Center shortly before 8 a.m. Friday. Witnesses told police the man never used the brakes or tried to turn away from the concrete exterior. He was confused and disoriented when police arrived on the scene. “He had no idea where he was,” Collier police Officer Bill Oslick said. “He was confused.” He said Falvo was taken by ambulance to St. Clair Hospital with minor injures. Police said the man had failed an eye test and two driving tests in the past month and was supposed to be re-tested again. …