Wednesday, May 1, 2013
As we begin May, let's take a look back at last month's 10 most read stories on Robinson-Moon Patch.
As we begin May, let's take a look back at last month's 10 most read stories on Robinson-Moon Patch. 1. Moon Township Police: Father Finds Baby Face-Down in Bathtub 2. UPDATE: Mall at Robinson Evacuated After Bomb Threat 3. Four Charged with Prostitution at Super 8 in Moon 4. Moon Township Kmart Will Close Mid-July 5. Bring Your Child to Work on Thursday 6. Man Faces Multiple Charges After Physical Fight at Skylark Bar 7. Moon Twp. Police File Charges in Several DUI Cases 8. West Hills DUI Task Force Nabs Four for DUI Charges 9. Police: Woman Steals 17 Penguins Jerseys from Robinson Mall 10. Montour, Moon Area Unranked on U.S. News and World Report's 'Best Schools' List
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Moon and Robinson-area residents participating will also be asked to observe a moment of silence at the starting line.
People at the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5 will be able to purchase blue "Boston Strong" wristbands for whatever dollar amount they choose to donate to One Fund Boston. The fund was established to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The wristbands will also be available for purchase at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. "No matter where we start and finish our race, we are one running community," said Patrice Matamoros, race director of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. "Many of our participants have been looking for ways to not only give money to support Boston, but also to wear something during their race to show their support for the victims and the city,” said Jack Staph, …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Scally's Golf Center is filled with fun and challenges for the entire family.
This week's local business spotlight is Scally's Golf Center, located on Hookstown Grade Road in Moon Township. Scally's features a miniature golf course, batting cages, a driving range, championship par-3 course, a par-3 pitch-and-putt course, party area and pro shop. Golf lessons are available and so are junior golf programs. Have you ever played golf at Scally's? Review this business on the Scally's Golf Center directory listing. ___________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Get our email newsletter
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The course includes CPR/AED/first aid training.
Moon Aqua Club will hold two sessions of a lifeguarding certification course in May at Moon Area High School. One session begins Friday, May 3, and the second begins on Friday, May 10. The classes are conducted by American Red Cross-certified instructors Robert Dowd and David Valenti. Cost is $250 and includes a book, equipment and other costs. Applicants must be 15 years or older, have the ability to swim 300 yards freestyle/breaststroke and complete a deep-water brick test. Space is limited. Payment and pre-registration are due on or before April 30. Interested? Click on the PDF above for details.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Jo Rupp has crossed the finish line just moments before she heard the explosions that killed three and injured more than 138.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Jo Rupp heard the explosions Monday but was a few blocks away after completing her run.
Jo Rupp of Crescent Township crossed the Boston Marathon finish line with a friend, Moira Davenport of Shadyside, just moments before two explosions occurred there Monday. Rupp, who was about two blocks away when the explosions went off at 2:50 p.m., said she and Davenport had parted ways after finishing. Rupp had gone to the family area and was in Boston Commons when the noise of the first explosion startled the crowd. "I didn't see anything," she told Patch Monday evening. "I only heard it." She was standing next to a police officer, and among others in the area were runners wrapped in the heatsheets they use after finishing a lengthy run. Rupp said she could see the shock on people's faces as they looked around as though they were …
The former Robert Morris University head coach was recently fired from his spot as the head coach of Rutgers basketball for his aggressive coaching techniques.
Former Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice is continuing his coaching career, with the NJ Shore Shots seventh grade girls team. Rice, who previoulsy coached at Robert Morris, was fired from his Rutgers position after a video of aggressive coaching practices aired on ESPN, has apparently been coaching his daughter Katie's team for years, according to the Asbury Park Press. Rice can be found on the coaches list for the NJ Shore Shots online. The AAU team pulls from several townships in the area. Brian Geltzeiler of Hoopscritic.com shed light beyond the shore's borders last weekend after pointing out on Twitter that Rice was seen in Holmdel "as crazy as ever." "One of my moles is watching Mike Rice coach 12 year old girls at Holmdel High …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The NCAA tournament wraps up Saturday at Consol Energy Center.
The Robert Morris University-hosted Frozen Four Tournament at Consol Energy Center could have an $11 to 13 million economic impact on the Pittsburgh region, according to a university official. Marty Galosi, RMU assistant athletic director, said the tournament, running at the arena through Saturday, is expected to bring more than 13,000 college hockey fans to Pittsburgh. Galosi said the university secured a bid in 2012 to host the tournament, which marks Pittsburgh's first NCAA championship. "I would hope that this is drawing people from outside of the area into Pittsburgh," he said. Yale and Quinnipiac will meet tomorrow in the tournament's final round. "This is increased visibility for our program," Galosi said. "It's national …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A Hopewell native and member of RMU's football roster has planned a blood drive.
Tyler Potts was a senior at Hopewell Area High School when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For Potts, now 22, the diagnosis meant a change of plans. The football standout was sidelined for the Vikings' undefeated 2009 season, while he instead battled with his illness during his senior year. Cancer also meant putting his college football dreams on hold. "I dropped down to under 200 pounds—which is small for me," Potts said. "I had to start from square one. I was trying to get scholarships to go to school and play football, but no one was talking to me (as a result of the illness)." Football brought Potts to the Moon Township-based Robert Morris University, where he transferred after attending Geneva College for two …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Mike Rice has come under fire for a video that shows him berating basketball players in practice.
A former Robert Morris University basketball coach has been fired from his head coaching job at Rutgers University after coming under fire for a video that shows him using abusive language, shoving and kicking basketball players during practices. According to ESPN, Mike Rice was fired Wednesday following mounting criticism on a state and national level from the videotape broadcast Tuesday on ESPN's "Outside The Lines." The aired video—which shows Rice shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players and using anti-gay slurs—prompted sharp criticism on social media, including from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, NBA star LeBron James and the head of the New Jersey Assembly. Rice helped Robert Morris to two NCAA tournament appearances and was…