Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Commissioners will vote in February to allow digital and electronic-display billboards in Robinson Township.
Robinson commissioners on Monday tabled a measure that would allow electronic and digital-display billboards in the township. Township officials have proposed revising the existing ordinance for billboards and signage to include specifics for display lighting and electronic panels. The Louisiana-based firm Lamar Advertising seeks to place a billboard featuring an LED (light-emitting diode) display along the 5000 block of Steubenville Pike, though the township's existing policy does not include language specific to electronic-display signage. Commissioners tabled a vote on the zoning ordinance amendment until the board's Feb. 4 meeting. "What tonight is all about is basically to remedy and add to the existing regulations dealing with …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The grocery chain donates $1,000 toward the adoption of a Robinson Township Police dog.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Market District Giant Eagle at Settlers Ridge has donated $1,000 to the Robinson Township Police department for the adoption of a canine officer. Robinson Police Chief Dale Vietmeier said his department has kicked off fundraising efforts for the dog, which will be adopted through the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Canine School. The estimated cost of training the dog is between $15,000 and $20,000, Vietmeier said. Officials from Giant Eagle presented township commissioners with the check at the board's November meeting.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The new extended-stay facility will open in the Robinson Town Centre, developers say.
Developers will break ground on a 106-room Towne Place Suites Hotel by Marriott at the site of a former cinema in the Robinson Town Centre. Keith Shugerts, of Essex Hotel Management, said his firm hopes to see work begin on the extended-stay hotel later this fall. The five-story hotel will sit on 3.16 acres of land in the shopping area located off Park Manor Boulevard, Shugerts said. It will be geared toward a business clientele staying in the region for extended periods of time. Rooms will be situated as suites with a kitchenette area, Shugerts said. The hotel will also feature an exercise room and indoor pool. Shugerts said he hopes the facility will attract professionals traveling to the Pittsburgh area to work with companies based …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
As the first day of class nears, the school district lacks a final occupancy permit for its $52 million renovated high school.
The recently renovated Montour High School is without a final occupancy permit three weeks before its first day of class for the upcoming school year. Robinson Township officials have not issued a final permit for the Clever Road building, which underwent a $52 million, two-year renovation and opened to students at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. The building has operated under a temporary permit for the past year. Robinson Township Manager Aaron Bibro said he could not comment on whether the lack of an occupancy permit would impact the first day of school, which is scheduled on Aug. 27. He also said he could not comment on whether school and township officials have had any correspondence regarding obtaining the final …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Patch gives you a look ahead at what's going on in the community for the week of Monday Aug. 6.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jenna Staul
Monday, August 6, 2012
Robinson commissioners to convene The Robinson Township Board of Commissioners holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Robinson Municipal Building. Check back with Patch for coverage. Preliminary hearing scheduled for man charged with lurking A man charged with lurking outside of Moon Township apartment complexes is slated to face a preliminary hearing this week. Police have accused Brian Williams, 37, of Greenville, of loitering outside of women's windows at the Polo Club and Waterford Landing apartments to view women in states of undress. After a series of postponements, Williams is scheduled to face a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Coraopolis District Court. Check back with Patch for coverage. Local Voices updated …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Take a look ahead at what's going on around Moon and Robinson townships for the week of June 4, 2012.
1. Moon historical architechture board meets The Moon Township Historic Architectural Review Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Moon Municipal Building. 2. Families invited to Moon Park for 'Fun Night' Moon Township will hold its weekly summer family fun series at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Moon Park on Ewing Road. This week's entertainment includes a performance by the Wild World of Animals. This live performance features birds, reptiles and mammals. The event is free to attend. 3. Montour High School hosts commencement The Montour High School class of 2012 will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday at Robert Morris University's Sewall Center. Check in with Patch for coverage following the event. 4. Robinson Board of Commissioners meets The …