Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The westbound, right-hand lane will be closed as needed.
PennDOT is planning to do shoulder improvement work on the Parkway West, also known as Interstate-376, in Findlay and Moon townships. According to PennDOT, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. The westbound right-hand lane will be closed as needed during that time going from the Business 376 merge point to Beaver County. Crews will be milling and patching the shoulder area. Eastbound traffic on the Parkway West will not be affected. All ramps will remain open. PennDOT advises motorists to use caution and slow down when traveling through the area.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
American Airlines is expanding its service from the Findlay airport.
American Airlines will begin seven-day, nonstop service between Pittsburgh International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The flights will begin on August 27, according to an announcement from the office of County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. The flights can be booked after April 14 at the airline's website. American Airlines, which is working to expand its existing service from LAX, now provides 13 daily, nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International; destinations include Dallas, New York, Chicago and Miami. United Airlines also provides nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International to West Coast destinations Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The company's attorney says Flaberg will "most probably" file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
A local solar power firm that received nearly $20 million in state and federal tax breaks and grants could file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the Post Gazette. Flabeg Solar U.S. Corp. based in Findlay ceased production on March 28 and can't afford to pay $197,000 that terminated employees say is owed in severance packages, the P-G said. Flabeg will "most probably" file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but is open to takeover offers, its Pittsburgh attorney, Robert Lampl, told the newspaper. Flabeg's parent company in Germany has cut off funding for the subsidiary, which operated in a 4-year-old, 228,000-square-foot facility covering more than 3 acres near the Pittsburgh International Airport. The Pittsburgh Business Times reports the …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The work includes geotechnical drilling on Potato Garden Road.
PennDOT plans to conduct geotechnical drilling and research for a future bridge replacement project on Potato Garden Road in Findlay Township, PennDOT said. The work starts Monday, March 25 and runs through Friday, March 29. Crews will be performing pavement core drilling operations in the bridge location on Potato Garden Road north of the intersection with Strouss and Moody roads. Lane closures are planned as needed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Crews from SJB Services, Inc. will conduct the work, PennDOT said.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Drillers ready to begin natural gas extraction on land surrounding Pittsburgh International Airport.
Energy companies have offered to buy gas and oil rights from more than 300 individuals in Moon and Findlay townships. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that while the Allegheny County Airport Authority leased some 9,000 acres of land to Cecil-based Consol Energy in exchange for $500 million, some local land owners have been offered as little as $1 per parcel for their land's oil and gas rights. Moon resident Paul McLaughlin told the newspaper he feels "robbed" after leasing his property in 2004 and 2005: “It just seems like we were robbed,” McLaughlin said. “I told my sister, ‘Did you see what these crooks did?' They said there was nothing of value out there. And lo and behold, they're going to make $500 million in the next 20 years…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Consol Energy is expected to soon begin drilling on land surrounding Pittsburgh International Airport.
More than 150 people turned out at a Marcellus shale open house in Findlay Township Monday night, the Post-Gazette reports. The event, held at the Findlay Township Activity Center in Imperial, was planned as an informational session for residents with questions about shale extraction that is set to take place on county-owned land surrounding Pittsburgh International Airport, much of which lies in Findlay and Moon. Residents were able to ask questions about drilling's economic impact, and air concerns about its potential health hazards. From the Post-Gazette: "We're ready," said Terry Mamone of Findlay, who is paying tuition for her 20-year-old son to attend college and already has leased gas rights on the family's 243-acre property to …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Airport authority commissions a piece of public art to sit on airport grounds.
The Allegheny County Airport Authority has approved the placement of a piece of public art at the landside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport. The sculpture, titled "Arch" and constructed by artist Glenn Kaino, is undergoing renovations and will be placed at the terminal by June 2013, where it will serve as a welcoming site for the Pittsburgh-hosted Americans for the Arts conference next summer, according to an airport statement. The sculpture, which is meant to depict Pittsburgh's industrial past and growing high-tech business sector, was commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum in honor of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary in 2008. The sculpture has been dismantled from his original location in Pittsburgh's Cultural District and …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Officials say moving the airport terminal outside of Moon Township left a lasting mark on the community.
Former Moon Manager Greg Smith said it was a wake-up call for the township. "We were really an airport service community, that's how we were viewed," said Smith, who served as manager of Moon Township from 1984 to 2008. "That was our lifeblood. And when (the terminal) moved we had to really take a look at things," he said. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Pittsburgh International terminal's relocation from Moon Township to the neighboring Findlay. The first flight, arriving from California, landed at the newly opened Findlay facility just before 6 a.m. on Oct. 1, 1992. After opening as a public airport in 1952, Pittsburgh International's terminal, housed at the site of the current Airside Business Park, served as an …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
In 2007, a serial killer confessed to killing the Robinson Township teen, missing since 1977—and claimed her body is 'unrecoverable.'
Ranee Ann Gregor was just nine days away from turning "sweet 16" the evening of Oct 21, 1977 when she and boyfriend John Feeny left her residence on Clever Road in Robinson Township and were believed to be headed for a pizza parlor. They made it as far as a gas station, where they were last seen about 10 p.m. But they never made it home. The next morning, John, a 17-year-old who lived on Maple Street in Coraopolis, was found slumped over the armrest of the rear seat of his blood-splattered van. He had been shot once in the neck at close range with a shotgun. The vehicle, with its engine still running, was parked on a secluded dirt road known as a lovers' lane, off Crescent Drive near the airport in Findlay Township. Ranee, 15, a Montour …