Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Robinson Township Police blotter for Wednesday, Dec. 12.
A Monessen woman forked over $300 for a pair of Justin Bieber concert tickets that turned out to be fakes, according to Robinson police. Police said the woman, who found the tickets through a seller on Craigslist, agreed to meet with a Crafton man named "Morgan Thetter" on Nov. 19 outside of the Mall at Robinson to exchange the tickets, according to a complaint. When the woman and her daughter attended the tween star's concert on Nov. 20 at Consol Energy Center, they were turned away at the door. Police said the tickets were counterfeits and could find no record of a man named Morgan Thetter. Tickets for Bieber's Consol Energy Center concert were sold out, the Post-Gazette reported. No one has been charged in connection to the …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Changes on the way to better accommodate bikers and runners on the Montour Trail.
Bikers and joggers who trek the Montour Trail can breathe a sigh of relief—improvements to pedestrian traffic are coming to the Park Manor Boulevard and Montour Run Road intersection. Moon Township will oversee a series of upgrades to the busy intersection, which juts between a portion of the Montour Trail, a regional attraction for hiking and biking that winds through both Moon and Robinson. Members of the Moon Board of Supervisors earlier this month approved $11,618 in improvements to the intersection. Crews will install high-visibility tape to the crosswalk, a "no turn on red" sign and a signal that will provide a countdown timer for pedestrians crossing through the intersection. Signage will also be placed near the intersection on …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Township officials say motorists have long complained of the Moon and Robinson-area intersection.
After years of delays, car crashes and complaints from residents, a traffic signal is needed at the intersection of Montour Run and Beaver Grade roads, Moon officials said. Moon Planning Director Adam McGurk said the township's traffic engineer has recommended installing a signalized left-turn lane in the intersection. L.R. Kimball, which serves as the township's traffic engineer, performed a study of the intersection, devising six possible ways to make traffic flow more smoothly in the area. The township will submit the plan to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for review and approval. The intersection now sees lengthy delays during peak traffic hours, particularly for motorists making a lefthand turn toward Clever Road. …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
PennDOT District 11 is announcing the bridge that carries Route 51 (Coraopolis Road) over Montour Run in Moon and Robinson townships, Allegheny County, will be closed long-term Aug. 3-13 weather permitting.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The closure was originally scheduled to begin this Friday, July 27 has been postpone to August 3. Crews will be applying a latex overlay, paving and conducting repairs and painting that cannot occur with traffic on the bridge between Lewis Avenue and Ewing Street (north of I-79). The closure will occur from approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 continuously through the morning of Monday, Aug. 13. Route 51 will be open to the bridge location. Signs will be posted to guide motorists. Posted detour: From south traveling north: Note: Northbound traffic will still be able to access I-79 From north traveling south: PennDOT warns that motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns and allow extra time when traveling through the …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Montour Trail Council holds its 16th annual penny day fundraiser Saturday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jenna Staul
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Frank Keppel, of the Montour Trail Council, said a little bit of pocket change makes all the difference. "Everybody has spare change and pennies around the house," he said. "This is our big fundraiser for the year and as a local group the money we get here stays on the trail here." Volunteers will collect pennies and donations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Montour Trail's gazebo at the corner of Montour Run Road and Park Manor Boulevard as a part of its 16th annual Penny Day. The annual event raises money for trail maintenance along its first 11 miles, which snakes through the Pittsburgh airport region. The organization hopes to raise $3,500 for the trail during the event. "The money's used for maintenance of the trail," Keppel…
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Coraopolis woman was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital.
An 81-year-old Coraopolis woman was transported to UPMC Mercy Hospital after her car plunged more than 60 feet down a Montour Run Road embankment after a near head-on collision. Robinson Police Chief Dale Vietmeier said the woman, Mary Sirera, is being treated for non-life threatening injuries after the two-vehicle crash. Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision, which occurred earlier this afternoon. Vietmeier said an oncoming vehicle struck Sirera's car while she was making a left-hand turn onto Montour Run Road. Sirera's car tumbled off the embankment, he said. "Her foot remained on the accelerator after she was hit," Vietmeier said. "She spun and went down hill and stopped just short of the [Montour Run] creek…
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Police blotter for Thursday, Aug. 18.
An Allison Park man was charged with drunken driving and aggravated assault with a vehicle after crashing his motorcycle off Interstate 376 East. Joshua Shoff, 32, earlier this month was charged with three counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, accidents involving death or injury of another and aggravated assault with a vehicle. Moon Police said Shoff crashed his motorcycle near the Interstate 376 Montour Run Road exit, critically injuring his passenger. Police said Shoff was driving eastbound at about 10 p.m. May 28 on the interstate when his motorcycle hit a pile of debris, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Shoff's passenger, Candace Pisarksi, 26, of Gibsonia, was thrown from the motorcycle and seriously injured …