Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Chartiers Valley boys’ basketball team came back in the second half to beat rival South Fayette in the WPIAL basketball playoffs. Also, the Lady Colts beat USC and will play Mt. Lebanon in the AAAA semi-finals.
Top-seeded Chartiers Valley mounted a furious comeback in the second half to beat rival South Fayette and advance to the semi-final round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs Friday night. Things were looking bleak at halftime when the Colts trailed South Fayette 35-30 going into the intermission, and things appeared to sour even more when the Lions scored the first seven points in the third quarter. But the Colts got back in the game by mounting a fast comeback to take a 47-46 lead heading into the fourth quarter. South Fayette then once again turned the momentum and roared to a 9-point lead with 5 minutes to go in the game. But CV came back again to cut the lead to 2 with 3 minutes left and took the lead shortly after. The top-seeded Colts …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Click on this interactive map to report the latest road craters in Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg, Mt. Lebanon, Scott and South Fayette.
It is pothole season. The freeze-thaw cycles are creating bone crunching, kidney punching potholes on many roads throughout the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Click on "report an issue" directly below the map above to report where the worst potholes are located. You can also zoom in or out on the map to see more specific locations. Chartiers Valley Patch will then share the link to this story with PennDOT, Allegheny County and the local public works departments so they know where repairs are needed most.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
'Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks' Map lets you see the median income for Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg, Scott, South Fayette and surrounding communities. Click to check out this interactive map.
An interactive map at the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks website offers a glimpse at median household incomes, by neighborhoods, in Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg, Scott, South Fayette or anywhere in the country. Take, for instance, the two Census tracts that include Bridgevlle. The eastern side of the borough has a median income level of about $42,000, while the neighborhood to the west of Route 50 has a median income level of $29,000. Scott Township has a median income level that ranges from $35,000 to $67,000. Most of Collier Township is has a median income level of about $65,000. In comparison, South Fayette’s median income level varies from $57,000 to $92,000 depending on which side of Interstate 79 you live. In comparison, the statewide…
Here are five local job opportunities in Bridgeville, Collier and South Fayette.
Looking for work or know someone who is? Here are five job opportunities in our area. 1. Retail Sales Teammate Firestone Complete Auto Care in Collier Township is seeking a retail sales teammate. According to the job description "responsibilities include presenting tire products and automotive service to customers while developing retail merchandising skills in order to provide professional, timely and courteous customer service." The successful candidate will have at least one year of retail sales experience, a valid driver's license and the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening. For more information or to apply, click here. 2. Sanis Sales Service Representative Cintas in Bridgeville is currently looking for a sanis sales …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Numerous police departments from across the South Hills are planning to participate in roving DUI patrols this weekend.
Numerous police departments from across the South Hills are planning to participate in roving DUI patrols Friday night and early Saturday morning. Police officers from Bridgeville, Scott, Heidelberg, Collier, South Fayette, Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon, Baldwin Township, Dormont and Green Tree will be out on patrol looking for impaired drivers. However, there will not be any stationary checkpoints on any roads throughout the night, police said. This event is in conjunction with the Mt Lebanon Area DUI Task Force and funded through the Pennsylvania DUI Association with grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A portion of Boyce Road in South Fayette is scheduled to close on Feb. 27 for waterline construction.
A portion of Boyce Road in South Fayette is scheduled to close on Feb. 27. The closure is planned on Boyce Road near the 7-Eleven convenience store, according to the USC Public Works Crew. Boyce Road in Upper St. Clair will not be closed. Pennsylvania American Water announced this week the start of construction to replace more than five miles of aging water main in the Pittsburgh area. Clair Drive in Upper St. Clair will be affected. “Pennsylvania American Water is continuing to make investments that will improve pressure and fire flow for our Greater Pittsburgh customers,” said Jasun Stanton, Pennsylvania American Water manager of field operations for Pittsburgh. “By replacing aging water mains—that are in some cases more than 100 years …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Southbridge EMS medics are disputing a "vicious rumor" that the company is in financial trouble.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Mike Jones
Wednesday, February 13
Officials for Southbridge EMS are stressing to the public that the company is not having financial problems and is still offering ambulance services to Bridgeville, Cecil and South Fayette. Dan Miller, a top official at the ambulance company, told Bridgeville Borough Council on Monday night that Southbridge has been the target of a “vicious rumor” recently that they are financially strapped. “That is totally false,” Miller said. “We found out there is a pretty vicious rumor that we’re going out of business. It’s not true.” He said the company is solid and will continue to offer ambulance services at all hours to the three communities. An anonymous email was sent to Chartiers Valley Patch earlier this month that stated the company was “…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Here's a look inside fives homes for sale in Mt. Lebanon, Scott Township and South Fayette that are having open houses on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter Here's a look inside fives homes for sale in Mt. Lebanon, Scott Township and South Fayette that are having open houses this weekend. You can search all of the Open Houses in the South Hills of Pittsburgh by going to AOL’s Real Estate page. There are listings of all the homes for sale by checking out our Chartiers Valley Patch Real Estate page. If you know of a great home on the market (maybe you’re selling it!), feel free to add it in the comment section below. To add photos or video of homes for sale, simply click the "Upload Photos and Video" button on this article. In the meantime, take a peek at the interior of some of these homes by clicking the …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Here's a look inside five homes for sale in Bridgeville, Scott and South Fayette that are having Open Houses on Sunday, Jan. 27!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mike Jones
Friday, January 25
Here's a look inside five homes for sale in Bridgeville, Scott and South Fayette that are having Open Houses on Sunday, Jan. 27! And, if you know of a great home on the market (maybe you’re selling it!), feel free to add it in the comment section below. To add photos or video of homes for sale, simply click the "Upload Photos and Video" button on this article. Click on the Trulia.com listing below to find out more information on each home. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter $525,000 – 4BR, 5BB (South Fayette) 8303 Sharalyn Drive, Bridgeville, PA 15017 Click here to find out more information about this home on Trulia.com $409,900 – 4BR, 3BB (South Fayette) 8315 Sharalyn Drive, …
County Controller Chelsa Wagner said Thursday the Allegheny County might be charging to high of a property tax millage rate after the recent reassessment.
An analysis by Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner has revealed that the county could be on track to overcharge the average household by $50 in property taxes in 2013. “There is a strong possibility, from the data we have analyzed, that the county is on track to gain a windfall of as much as $38 million," Wagner said in a statement issued on Thursday. “I am calling on the administration to publicize every detail of their millage calculation to assure all taxpayers that no windfall will occur. No resident of Allegheny County should be overcharged one cent or $1, let alone $50 or more for the county’s failure to act.” She also expressed concern over the lack of transparency and available information surrounding the county’s current, …