Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Members of a local nonprofit plan to start a community garden for residents of the 15108 zip code.
Randon Willard plans on a garden brimming with tomato plants, peppers, and strawberries. Willard, a member of the nonprofit Coraopolis Community Development Foundation, said the group's volunteers are working to transform a Coraopolis borough home and yard into a community garden and education center. Renovations have already begun at the home, located at 411 Broadway Avenue. The project will open to the community in the coming months. "It's a community farm model," Willard said. "The produce from the garden will go to the (Coraopolis) food pantry, and split between people who help out at the garden." When completed, the group envisions the property will house a first-floor classroom area for garden volunteers as well as courses geared…
Friday, March 15, 2013
A Moon Township man said Coraopolis Police erred when they took him into custody.
Moon Township and Coraopolis borough have settled a lawsuit with a man who said he was mistakenly arrested on drug charges. Jason A. Cercone, 30, of Moon Township, sued both Moon and Coraopolis, claiming borough police wrongfully arrested him on drug charges based on statements made by a Moon Township Police officer, according to court records. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Moon has agreed to pay the man $12,500 to settle the federal suit; Coraopolis will pay $25,000. Cercone alleged in the suit, filed in July 2012, that police confused him with another man when they arrested him for selling drugs on April 10, 2012. The charges were withdrawn days after the arrest in Coraopolis District Court. Cercone said police in …
Friday, March 8, 2013
A Coraopolis man is accused of trespassing and making threats after Heidelberg police found him sleeping in a home a day after the resident kicked him out.
A Coraopolis man is accused of trespassing and making threats after Heidelberg police found him sleeping in a borough home a day after the resident kicked him out. Police said Ronald Goins, 42, returned to the residence in the 1600 block of West Railroad Street on March 6 and began fighting with the person. Police said he was told on “several occasions” to never return. He was charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and terroristic threats. Sign up for the Robinson-Moon Patch daily email newsletter
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A local plumber's assistant stole jewelry from Moon Township homes and sold the items at a gold exchange shop, police allege.
Moon Police have charged a Coraopolis plumber's assistant with stealing an engagement ring valued at $2,000 and other pieces of jewelry from homes where he was making repairs. Matthew Edward Seretti, 30, of McKees Rocks, took jewelry including a wedding band, gold chains, and watches in February from two Moon Township homes where he was working, Moon Township Police allege. Charges Seretti faces include theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, according to a criminal complaint. A Moon Township man said he discovered multiple pieces of his wife's jewelry missing from their home shortly after Seretti, who was employed by the Fourth Avenue-based Klug Plumbing, performed repairs at their home. The items, including gold rings…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A 19-year-old accused of killing a McKees Rocks man was found hiding in his mother's Moon Township home.
A Coraopolis teen will stand trial for the killing of a 61-year-old McKees Rocks man. Sean Overton, 19, was held for court on Feb. 22 on charges of criminal homicide and robbery. A charge of tampering with evidence was dismissed. He appeared in district court in McKees Rocks borough. Overton is accused in the killing of McKees Rocks resident Isaiah Dent, who was found dead Jan. 28 in his apartment with blunt trauma to his head and puncture wounds on his face. Allegheny County Police found Overton on Jan. 30 at his mother's Cedar Drive home in Moon Township's Mooncrest neighborhood. Court records indicate Overton's address is in Coraopolis, though county police said the teen has ties to Pittsburgh's West End and McKees Rocks. A formal …
Bishop Canevin has hired Darren Schoppe, a 1991 graduate at the Catholic school, as its new varsity football coach.
Bishop Canevin High School has hired a new varsity football coach. Darren Schoppe, of Coraopolis, is a 1991 graduate and was an assistant coach at Bishop Canevin from 1993 to 2005. He is also a former defensive coordinator at South Fayette and also was an assistant coach for Peters Township. “It was important for us to find a coach who would be passionate about Crusader football and about developing our young men as individuals, student, and athletes and I feel that Coach Schoppe is that person,” Principal Karen Walker said in a press release. “We all look forward to continued great success for our team both on and off the field under his leadership." Schoppe replaces Bob Jacoby, who retired in Jauary after being a part of the Bishop …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Click on the interactive map to report the latest road craters.
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Thursday, February 21
It is pothole season. The freeze-thaw cycles are creating bone-crunching, kidney-punching potholes on many roads throughout Moon, Robinson and Coraopolis. Click on "report an issue" directly below the map above to report where the worst potholes are located. You can also zoom in or out on the map to see more specific locations. Robinson-Moon Patch will share the link to this story with PennDOT, Allegheny County and local municipal officials so they will know where repairs are needed most.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Longtime funeral director is remembered as loving father, dedicated professional.
Raymond Dixon Copeland Jr., longtime funeral director and former owner of Copeland Funeral Homes, died on Feb. 15 of complications from Influenza. He was 92. Copeland served more than 20,000 families in his seven-decade long mortuary career, according to obituary information provided by the family-operated Copeland Funeral Home. Copeland opened each of his namesake funeral homes—one on Fifth Avenue in Coraopolis in 1954, another on Brodhead Road in Moon in 1969, and a Sewickley branch on Beaver Street in 1998. The funeral home described him as "a hands-on operator, personally involved and always present for his devoted clients." In 1972, Copeland, who had owned his own ambulance company, served as a founding member of Valley Ambulance …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The local hockey standout has been added to the Rangers' roster.
The New York Rangers have recalled Coraopolis native J.T. Miller to its roster. Miller, 19, was a first-round draft pick for the Rangers in 2011, and has registered eight goals and 20 points for the Connecticut Whales. Miller most recently appeared in the World Junior Championship, where he finished with two goals and seven assists. Read more about Miller on NJ.com.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A 24-year-old Coraopolis man has been indicted in federal court.
A man living in Coraopolis has been indicted by a grand jury on charges he re-entered the United States after being deported. Mauro Zececero-Soto, 24, originally from Mexico, was removed from the United States in April, 2011, following an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but was again found living in Coraopolis on Jan. 4 of this year. Zececero-Soto was indicted Tuesday on one count of re-entry into the U.S. after deportation, according to a statement from U.S. District Attorney David Hickton's office. If convicted, Zececero-Soto faces a maximum of two years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both, based upon the severity of the offense and his prior criminal history.