Friday, April 12, 2013
A trailer believed to have been stolen from a Moon Township home is recovered.
Police in Moon Township recovered a stolen trailer with the help of the ex-girlfriend of the man accused of stealing it. David Lewandowski, 32, of Sewickley, is charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief in connection to the theft of a trailer from a Moon Clinton Road home. A homeowner on the street told police in 2011 that his trailer was stolen from his yard. In February 2012, a woman contacted him to say that her ex-boyfriend, who was recently charged with burglary in Ohio Township, may have taken the trailer. Police said the woman lead them to a shed on her property in Sewickley, where they recovered the trailer, believed to have been taken by Lewandowski. A preliminary hearing is …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The improvements are part of a $5.1 million project started in 2012.
If you plan to travel along Route 65 next week, you may want to leave some extra time. Work to improve Route 65 between Chestnut Street in Sewickley and the Beaver County line will resume Monday night, April 1. According to PennDOT, one lane will be open in each direction as needed while work is performed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The project is expected to last through late April. The improvements are part of a $5.1 million project that started in 2012. Remaining work includes curb installation, pavement markings, drainage and other minor improvements. The overall 4.5 mile project, set to conclude this spring, involved milling and resurfacing, drainage, guide rail, curbing, signs, signals, structure repairs and other improvements in Emsworth…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A local businessman is working to help restructure the historic landmark.
The historic Walter Robinson American Legion Post 450 is on a new path to prosperity. "We're not going anywhere," said Moon Township resident Keith Bullard, a businessman for 40 years who has taken the reins as the Sewickley post's new commander. The Chadwick Street post was on the brink of being sold last month in sheriff's sale until Bullard stepped in and began working diligently to turn the legion's situation around. Despite some reports, the building was not up for sheriff's sale Monday. Bullard said utilities are paid up, garbage is once again being collected and an agreement has been made with the legion's mortgage company giving the post 90 days to pay the rent for March and April. Come May, he said the legion will have finished …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Sewickley police said someone reportedly attacked the youth and took his cash.
Sewickley police are investigating an assault and robbery that reportedly occurred Monday night on a public sidewalk in the borough. Police Chief James Ersher said a 15-year-old told officers he was walking around 7:20 p.m. in the 400 block of Beaver Street, near the front of Bruegger’s Bagels, when someone punched him in the stomach, took cash from him and threw his wallet to the ground. Ersher said the suspect then ran from the area. The victim walked to Rite Aid before police were notified. He was taken by private vehicle to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital for an evaluation, Ersher said. The suspect is only described as a male between 18 and 20 wearing a green or gray hooded sweatshirt. Ersher said police still have questions …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Leetsdale resident takes a shot at eating a 3-foot sub in 45 minutes or less. Did he do it? Find out.
Patrick Shirkey came equipped to East Coast Sandwiches on Sunday with one simple strategy: Hunger. "I haven't eaten any breakfast this morning," he said. Shirkey, 41, of Leetsdale, was the first person to take on the "East Coast Sandwiches Meatball Sub Challenge," an eating contest that involved ingesting a 3-foot sandwich in 45 minutes or less. It took both the restaurant owner, Matt Cuomo, and a helpful employee to carry the large sandwich to Shirkey's equally large table. Prior to the challenge, Shirkey admitted that as a younger man, he might have been able to finish off the sub. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 224 pounds today, he couldn't be sure. "I'm going to do my very best," he said. His wife, Liz, and two daughters Brooke and …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Police said the injured 26-year-old was shot in the back.
Sewickley police were summoned early Sunday morning to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital after being alerted to a gunshot wound victim who had arrived in the emergency room. Police responded at 2:42 a.m. and spoke to Tywan Willis, 26, of Aliquippa, who told officers he was shot in the back near the Quippian bar in Aliquippa. Sewickley officers forwarded information onto the Aliquippa police department in Beaver County. Willis was stabilized and transported by Valley Ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Read more on Sewickley Patch.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The new restaurant, located just across the Sewickley Bridge, focuses on American-inspired food and wine in the heart of the business district.
Robin Fernandez was surprised at how fast word spread about Lula, a new American-inspired tapas restaurant in the heart of Sewickley. The restaurant owner had a soft opening on Nov. 1 and celebrated its grand opening over the weekend with a ribbon cutting. “It’s really working well and the response has been really positive,” said owner Fernandez, a Sewickley resident. “People seem to like what we’ve done.” The tapas restaurant at 515 Broad St. emphasizes good food, good wine and good conversation. Lula serves appetizers on a small plate, offering diners a variety of familiar dishes at a modest price.Mouth-watering dinner plates range from seared scallops, spicy tuna tartar, a cheese plate or a petite filet of beef with fig sauce. …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Corporate Planners of Robinson has organized a charter to transport about 50 people from Western Pennsylvania to the Inauguration festivities in Washington D.C.
Denise Norris will always remember the 2009 Presidential Inauguration as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. “It was awesome,” said Norris of Corporate Planners, a full service agency based in Robinson Township. “It was just life changing really.” Norris will experience the historical moment all over again when she and others from Western Pennsylvania travel to Washington, D.C. to witness President Obama be sworn in Monday for his second term. An estimated 600,000 to 800,000 people are expected to attend the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Norris, who began arranging special trips in 2003, said the agency's travel division has arranged a charter to transport "political VIPs" and passionate supporters from the area. They'll attend the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
'Foxcatcher' crews returned over the weekend to shoot scenes for the Hollywood movie based on a true story.
Camera crews returned to a Sewickley Heights property over the weekend to shoot scenes for a Hollywood movie starring Channing Tatum. Sewickley Heights police Officer Sal Arena said the Foxcatcher shoot Sunday at Wilpen Hall on Blackburn Road involved a driving scene for the movie that included vehicles marked as Haverford Township police cars. The cruisers pull into the entrance of the property responding to a call, Arena said. Based on a true story, the film is about John du Pont (Steve Carell), a chemical fortune heir who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and went to prison for killing David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), a 1984 gold medal winning wrestler. Tatum plays Mark, Schultz's younger brother. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
A driver is taken to Sewickley Valley Hospital following an early morning crash along Route 65.
Sewickley Police Chief Jim Ersher said slick roads likely lead to a one-vehicle crash early this morning on Southbound Route 65, causing back-ups for motorists traveling the route. Ersher said one man was taken to Sewickley Valley Hospital following the crash. All lanes on the road have been reopened. The man lost control of his vehicle at about 6:40 a.m., when it struck a utility pole and spun into the northbound lane, where it landed on its side. Ersher said the man's name was not immediately available, but he was conscious and alert following the crash. No passengers were present in the vehicle. Traffic was reduced to one alternating lane while the crash was cleared from the roadway. Duquesne Light will replace the pole later today…