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Articles from the March 14, 2006 edition

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS BOROUGH OF MT. OLIVER ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Sealed Proposals will be received by the Council of the Borough of Mt. Oliver, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania for: Emergency contract services for the emergency repairs to the Borough's sanitary and storm sewer systems by...

 

Veronica's Veil Players prepare for another year of Passion Play

For someone who is handicapped or has difficulty climbing stairs, 34 steps could mean the difference between staying at home or enjoying an evening of local theatre. Unfortunately,...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page

County will get new voting machines in time for next primary

Any one who voted at this week's special election for city council District 3 is most likely using the lever-system voting machines for the last time that have been in Allegheny County for more than 40 years. Push button voting mac...

 

Carrick ‘Wheels' will celebrate 28 years

The concept of feeding elderly shut in persons was developed in England during World War II, and given the name Meals on Wheels. Since then the program has spread all throughout the world. In the United States, the program began in...

 

PS2 tourney in Knoxville at library

The Knoxville Library welcomes all the young gamers out there to a PS2 Tournament on Saturday, March 18 at noon. The tournament is open to those 10-16 years old and will only be held if enough players register in advance by the...

 

Spaghetti dinner

Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Road in Carrick, will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, April 29 from 4-7 p.m. The meal includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, rolls and butter, beverage and dessert. The...

 

State House committee will hold hearings on charity care

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, Jr. reports that the House Health and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing in Pittsburgh on charity care. The hearing will be Thursday, March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Ferdinand Clark...

 

Rep. Wheatley wins okay for information release on big businesses' use of Medicaid health program

State Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr., D-Pittsburgh, welcomed a recent announcement that the state Department of Public Welfare has agreed to his request to release information on the number of Pennsylvania workers on Medicaid. “In...

 

Open house Sunday at St. John Vianney

Saint John Vianney Parish will host an Open House for the church on Sunday, March 19 from 1-4 p.m. Father Tom Wilson will give one hour tours of the church at 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. Also, downstairs Memorial Hall will be open,...

 

Schohn, Loshelder engaged

Thomas and Catherine Schohn of Mt. Oliver announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer, to David Loshelder, son of Gilbert and Linda Loshelder, of Baldwin. The bride-to-be...

 

Allen E. Aikens Jr.

Army National Guard Pfc. Allen E. Aikens Jr. has graduated from the Power-Generation Equipment Repairer Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md. During AIT, the soldier was trained to...

 

Wilkins earns Dean's List

Courtney Wilkins, a freshman in the School of Education, earned Dean's List honors at Duquesne University for the fall semester. She is the daughter of Bob and Sandy Wilkins of South Side....

 

Stewart Ave. Church hosting activities

All are welcome Wednesdays, at the Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church, 2810 Brownsville Road, on March 15, 22, 29, April 5 - 6:30 p.m. for a Lenten Supper with service at 7:30 p.m. and on April 13 Maundy Thursday service at 7:00...

 

Allentown public safety forum will address violence on Hilltop

The Allentown Civic Association is holding a community forum on Thursday, March 30 to seek solutions to the recent explosion of violence on the Hilltop. The meet, at the Caliguiri Highrise on Warrington Avenue, will begin at 7...

 

Response to school ‘Right-Sizing' plan on agenda

The next meeting of the Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council will be held March 15, at 6:30 p.m. Members will discuss the outcome of the vote on the Right-Sizing School plan and transition plans. They will also discuss plans for the...

 

Exercise program for women

All women who are interested in improving their health are welcome to attend free classes in a program called WHEN (Women improving Health through Exercise and Nutrition) at the Hilltop Community Healthcare Center on Tuesdays from...

 

One local hearing this week before Pittsburgh Zone Board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled one public hearing of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, March 16 at 8:50 a.m. in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross...

 

New Choice for those returning to workforce

The Brashear Association and the South Side Consortium will sponsor a “New Choices/New Options” program for parents and homemakers planning to enter the workforce. The program includes goal setting, handling stress,...

 

Clean-up in Allentown on Sat., March 25

The Hilltop Health Ministries Consortium along with the Concerned Citizens of Beltzhoover, Allentown Civic Association and Duquesne University's Pittsburgh Plunge invites area residents to help “Clean Up Our Streets!” in...

 

Computer classes for 50+ at Employment Center

Looking for a way to improve your computer skills, or planning a career change or a return to work? OASIS Connections: New Skills for Your Next Step will offer computer classes to adults 50 and older. No experience is needed and yo...

 

Hill Top Lions grow with additional five members

The Hill Top Lions Club welcomed five new members at their March 9 meeting. Allegheny County Lions District Governor James Brubaker attended the meeting to install new members Rober...

 

Free homeownership seminar on tap next week in Beltzhoover

A free Homeownership Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 25, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The seminar is designed to help take the mystery out of the homeownership process and will cover such topics as:...

 

Diven proposal will prohibit firearms near schools, mandate penalties

A recent incident at a local high school has prompted Rep. Michael Diven (R-Allegheny) to draft the Pennsylvania School Zone Firearm Safety Act that would further restrict the possession of firearms near schools. “Bringing a fire...

 

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