Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The flood advisory is in addition to a flood watch in effect through Tuesday evening. A high wind warning for the region has been cancelled.
Commuters who use the Monongahela River Parking Wharf in Downtown Pittsburgh will need to be thinking about alternative plans. The National Weather Service in Moon Township has issued a flood advisory lasting from Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon for the Ohio River at Pittsburgh. Rising waters are expected to impact the river in Allegheny County starting this evening, eventually flooding the 10th Street Bypass and Wharf, the weather service said. Blame it on the widespread heavy rains expected to blanket the region over the next 36 hours, with potential rainfall amounts ranging from 2.5 inches to 4.5 inches. Significant runoff is expected to cause the Monangahela River to rise as a result, according to the weather service. The…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A team of volunteers with Paddle Without Pollution pull out tires, metal, car parts and other junk Saturday from the Ohio River.
The weather didn't seem like it would cooperate, but the rain held off on Saturday for Paddle Without Pollution's latest volunteer day. Melissa Rohm, who started the effort last year with her husband David Rohm, said about 30 volunteers originally signed up, but the overnight rain might have scared some of them off. "The water is so high today. Some of the stuff we wanted to get is already submerged or floating down river," Rohm said. Still, that didn't stop a handful of volunteers from plugging forward, heading out from a boat launch in Glenfield, to clean up trash from the shorelines of the Ohio River. The team worked through the morning and into the afternoon, lugging piles of trash back to shore using kayaks and canoes. And there was …
Friday, July 13, 2012
About 10-15 more volunteers are needed to help clean up litter in Neville Island.
Organizers of an upcoming Ohio River cleanup are looking for a dozen or so kayakers and canoeists to help with the volunteer effort. Paddle Without Pollution has organized the first Neville Island/Sewickley Ohio River clean up for the morning of July 28. That’s when volunteers will launch from Glenfield and spend time in the area picking up tires, chairs, barrels and plastic litter. In addition to kayaks and canoes, Melissa Rohm, one of the organization’s executive directors, said a couple of people are needed on land to help paddlers unload their boats. “There’s a lot of garbage,” she said. Just last year, Melissa and her husband David Rohm started Paddle Without Pollution to help clean up the waterways after the couple grew tired of …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Despite a dwindling membership, the Crescent Township Historical Society maintains a collection from the community's past. Patch takes a look through its archive.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jenna Staul
Friday, June 29, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
The 8-year-old boy disappeared from near his McKees Rocks home in 1991.
Willie Majewski was only 8 years old about 4 p.m. on Nov. 9, 1991 as he gathered his fishing gear and walked toward Chartiers Creek, which feeds into the nearby Ohio River. He wasn't reported missing for several hours after he disappeared. His mother was out playing bingo and didn't realize he hadn't come home. Willie's fishing gear was found later behind the Eat'n Park restaurant—along the banks of the creek, about 100 yards from a camp where homeless people stayed. His equipment had not been disturbed and there were no signs of a struggle at the scene. Witnesses reported seeing Majewski in the McKees Rocks Plaza. One person saw him talking to a scruffy man in a store. Another said an unkempt man pulled him into a burnt-orange Nova. The …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A 24-year-old woman was killed Sunday in a jet ski accident at the Dashields Lock and Dam across the river from Edgeworth and Sewickley.
An Aliquippa woman was killed and a Robinson Township man injured following a jet ski accident Sunday on the Ohio River. Melissa Mason, 24, of Aliquippa and Kevin Ludwig, 26, of Robinson Township were both rushed to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday. Ludwig was treated and released before 7 p.m. while Mason was pronounced dead at a Pittsburgh hospital, according to Lawrence P. Furlong, assistant supervisor of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Bureau of Law Enforcement. With Memorial Day—the official start of boating season—quickly approaching, the Fish and Boat Commission, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are hoping to remind the public about safe recreational …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Trains that run through a waterfront property slated to become a township park could pose difficulty for the project.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jenna Staul
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
One resident suggested a waterfront promenade that could stretch along the banks of the Ohio River. Another proposed a splash pad for children to cool off and a place to dock kayaks and canoes. Moon residents on Tuesday night were asked to envision the future of the township's planned 17-acre waterfront park, which will be located off University Boulevard. Developers from the Somerset-based firm Stromberg Garrigan & Associates, which has been pegged by the township to spearhead the project, met with community members to collect feedback and share initial findings of the park plan. Lance Welliver, assistant director for Moon Parks and Recreation, said the township will hold another set of meetings before presenting its final plan for the…
Monday, May 7, 2012
The township plans to open a waterfront park along the Ohio River.
Moon residents are invited to attend a forum May 15 to learn more about plans for a 17-acre township waterfront park. The park will serve as a public-access point to boaters and fishers and provide a waterfront stop on the Ohio Trail. The forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 15 at the Moon Municipal Building. Residents will have a chance to review initial findings related to the condition of the park's planned site. The park's master planning effort is expected to be completed by winter, township Communications Director Alexis Sergeant said in a statement. In 2010, the township received a $30,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for the project. DCNR agreed to match up to $60,000 in …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Moon residents take part in the annual Special Olympics fundraiser.
Though it’s only the second year teams from the Pittsburgh area have braved the cold waters of the Ohio River for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, the event has managed to double in attendance, donations and perhaps even enthusiasm. Though the water was reported to be 39 degrees, the sun shone brightly on Heinz Field on Sunday. “You couldn’t have asked for a prettier day,” said Sandra Bradshaw of Bethel Park. Crowds gathered early at the stadium in anticipation of the plunge that began at noon. Of those attending, about 1,300 were on teams that jumped into the Ohio River from the Heinz Field boat launch to raise money for the Special Olympics. By the week of the event, those teams had raised about $250,000. Some estimates immediately …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The body of Steven P. Zambory, 34, of Aliquippa, was found in the Ohio River Sunday near Interstate 79 in Glenfield Borough.
Pennsylvania State Police are seeking from the public any information related to the death of an Aliquippa man whose body was pulled Sunday from the Ohio River near Glenfield Borough. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy Monday on Steven Zambory, 34, who police said is from Aliquippa, but who also had a Pittsburgh mailing address. A spokeswoman at the medical examier's said the cause of Zambory's death is pending. State Police Trooper Robin Mungo said anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the State Police at 412-787-2000. State police were called at about 1:50 p.m. when two fishermen discovered the body floating under the Interstate 79 bridge to Neville Island. Glenfield Borough does …