Wednesday, April 24, 2013
See which station has the lowest gas prices in Peters Township.
The summer driving season is just around the corner, a time when Peters Township drivers brace for more pain at the pump. But maybe not this year. Jeff Edwin was pleasantly surprised Monday when he filled up his sport utility vehicle at the Sheetz on Babcock Boulevard for $3.57 a gallon. “Get it while it's less than $3.60, you know? It's a good thing,” Edwin told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review . “I'm just hopeful they stay the way they are, and don't start rising again for as long as they can. I'm an average worker with average pay ... and it makes a big difference in my life.” Retail gas prices have dropped steadily since the end of February because more refineries have come back on line after routine maintenance, and crude oil prices have…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Here are five job opportunities in or near Peters Township.
Looking for a job? Here are the latest job openings in and near Upper St. Clair. To see more information on each job, click on the blue link. Utility Clerk for American Water in McMurray Answers phones from internal and external stakeholders, retrieves service line measurements from records and provides information to service persons. Drilling Fluids Administrator for Baker Hughes in Canonsburg In this position, you will be the primary point of communication for management, field employees and customers. Insurance Sales Agent for AAA East Central in Washington Full-time position available at the Washington branch office. The agent produces high quality new business in support of the agency and AAA East Central. Entertainment Event Staff …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The auto club has some sobering statistics for you to think about before drinking and driving.
If you plan to party on New Year’s Eve, AAA has some sobering statistics for you to think about before drinking and driving. Compared to all other days in 2012, New Year’s Day had the highest percentage of deaths that occurred in crashes with a driver who had a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher, according to AAA spokesperson Bevi Powell. AAA statistics show that 122 people were killed in crashes on New Year’s Day 2012, and a little more than half of those crashes involved a drunk driver. “If you plan to drink, absolutely don’t drive,” Powell said. “If you plan to drink, make sure to bring a friend who can drive you home.” She also cautioned against anyone getting into a car with a driver who has been drinking. If you’re hosting a New …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Peters Township, Canonsburg, Cecil and North Strabane police departments received the highest award for safety initiatives.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thirty-four Pennsylvania Police Departments—including four in northern Washington County— received Platinum Awards from AAA for their community traffic safety efforts, according to officials at AAA East Central. The Platinum awards were given to “commendable leaders” for their safety efforts and enforcement activities geared toward making communities safer. The recipients of the prestigious award included Canonsburg, Cecil, North Strabane and Peters Township police departments. “They went above and beyond the call of duty by organizing projects which would make their community a safer place for motorists as well as local residents,” said J.J. Miller, AAA safety adviser. To be eligible for the annual awards, a community must conduct …
Friday, August 5, 2011
The Indians will play at the Triple-A level for the 2011-12 season—a more than welcome move for head coach Rick Tingle.
All while winning the Penguins Cup and state championships between 2000 and 2005, there was considerable talk, around the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League, that Peters Township would be moving up to play at the AAA level, since they had dominated teams in the AA Division. Finally now, after another Penguins Cup quest, and runner up to the state hockey championship, the Indians will finally get to play at the AAA level for the 2011-12 season, a move that is more than welcome for head coach Rick Tingle and the majority of the players who will return for another championship quest. “We’ve been anticipating this happening for a long time,” said head coach Rick Tingle. “Most importantly, we want to play teams that are our natural …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Trained professionals did safety checks and demonstrated the proper way to install car seats at the third annual Bill Gray Volvo Safety Day & Picnic.
Bill Gray Volvo dubbed it Safety Day & Picnic, and though there were hot dogs, free beverages, games and prizes, the most important issue of the day was the proper installation of car seats. The third annual Safety Day ran from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on a sweltering Saturday afternoon in and around the dealership. Tim Frazier, a Peters Township firefighter, said 90 to 95 percent of all car seats he inspects are placed in the car improperly. “Nine out of 10 car seats I see are not up to safety standards," he said. "Sometimes the seat belt is misused, the child is facing the wrong direction, or the child has outgrown the car seat.” Frazier demonstrated the correct installation of a car seat and went over a checklist that covered key …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
More than a million Pennsylvanians will drive this weekend.
Fuel costs and rainy weather won’t dampen motorists’ Memorial Day plans. More than a million Pennsylvanians will be traveling this weekend, according to reports from AAA East Central, which operates 80 offices in the region. That number jumps to 35 million nationally, which is a slight increase from last year. The majority of those travelers will be on the road between Thursday and Monday, driving more than 50 miles and spending about $700, despite rising gas prices. “Although higher fuel costs are a concern for motorists planning their summer travel vacations, it does not appear to impact the overall vacation decision (because) it is a relatively small part of the overall travel budget,” Jim Lehman, executive vice president of AAA …