Thursday, April 18, 2013
Two upcoming fundraisers are planned.
An effort is under way to save Canonsburg Lake in North Strabane and Peters townships. Because of sedimentation, the original 76-acre lake has been reduced to about 63 acres, and the maximum depth has been reduced from more than 42 feet to less than 12 feet, according to The Almanac. Debra Valentino, a volunteer spearheading the effort, told the newspaper that a 2008 study found that there would be no deep water in the lake in 10 years and no lake at all in 25 years. Two fundraisers are coming up to celebrate Canonsburg Lake's 70th anniversary. The first will be from 7 to 9 p.m. April 29 at the Table Lakeside and Walnut Ridge Vineyards, 200 N. Lakeside Dr., McMurray. The second will take place form 7 to 9 p.m. on June 3 at Juniper Grill …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Peters and North Strabane fire departments responded to the scene at Canonsburg Lake.
North Strabane fire Chief Mark Grimm said it took first responders about 25 minutes to rescue a woman and her child Tuesday afternoon after they had become stuck in Canonsburg Lake. He said the water in the back part of the lake on the North Strabane side is shallow, and that the woman's kayak "bottomed out" there. "It's really murky and muddy," Grimm said. He said two firefighters were sent in to rescue the pair, using a kayak to pull the woman's safely to shore. The names of the woman and her school-aged child were not immediately available Tuesday afternoon, but Grimm said neither were injured. Peters Township Fire Department also responded to the incident, a Washington County 911 supervisor confirmed. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
No fishing license is required on Memorial Day to fish in the state's waterways.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Families and friends visiting Pennsylvania’s popular outdoor spots, such as Canonsburg Lake, this holiday weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing, thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Memorial Day, May 28, marks the first of the state's two free fishing days where no fishing license is needed. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone—residents and non-residents—to legally fish in Pennsylvania from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. All other fishing regulations apply. A second Fish-for-Free Day is planned for Labor Day—Monday, Sept. 3. “Fish-for-Free days are a convenient way to introduce friends and family to the sport of fishing,” commission Executive Director John Arway said. “Many families spend the day at lakes and parks throughout the …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Coroner Tim Warco said Joseph Schneider died as a result of drowning and ruled his death an accident.
The Washington County Coroner on Wednesday said Joseph Schneider, the 21-year-old Houston man whose body was found in Canonsburg Lake on March 24, died as a result of drowning and ruled his death an accident. The Houston man went missing March 23 after a party with friends at the house next door to Table Brick Oven & Bar. He and three friends jumped into Canonsburg Lake and attempted to swim across. His body was found 20-30 yards offshore, Peters police Capt. Michael Yanchak told Patch. East Bethlehem Township Scuba Rescue, as well as the Scottdale VFD Dive Team, assisted in the overnight search—Peters and North Strabane police responded to the scene. Schneider's friends and family held a vigil on March 26 at the lake in his honor. He was…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Nov. 8, 1990 - March 24, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Joseph Paul "Joey" Schneider, 21, of Houston, died tragically Saturday, March 24, 2012. He was the dear son of Jeffry Paul and Susan Ann (Brannon) Schneider; brother of Heather (Dave) Ciabattoni and Lisa Frank; grandson of the late Edward and JoAnne Brannon and Mary Jane (the late Joseph) Schneider; and uncle of Kaliegh, Madison and Dominic. Joey was a 2009 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School and was currently a student at Waynesburg University, majoring in business management. Friends will be welcome from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at William Slater II Funeral Service, 1650 Greentree Rd. in Scott Township. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hilltop Baptist Church, 1540 Roseberry St. in Pittsburgh. Please meet at the …
About 100 people turned out to a vigil held at Canonsburg Lake Monday night to honor the life of Joseph Schneider.
A man who drowned in Canonsburg Lake this past weekend was memorialized Monday night there—where about 100 friends gathered to honor his life. “Monday night, loved ones released balloons and lit candles in memory of the Waynesburg University student,” KDKA TV reported on its website. Joseph Schneider had been attempting to swim across the lake with friends Friday night when he went missing. Search crews began a rescue effort that night, which turned tragic when the Houston man’s body was discovered by divers in the lake around noon the next day. The cause and manner of his death is pending an autopsy, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco has said.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
After 12 hours of searching, police identified the body of Joseph Schneider.
Rescue teams concluded their 12-hour search for a missing man Saturday morning. Peters police identified the body of Joseph Schneider, 21, just before noon. The Houston man went missing Friday night after partying with friends at the house next door to Table Brick Oven & Bar. He and three friends jumped into Canonsburg Lake and attemped to swim across. His body was found 20-30 yards offshore, according to Peters police Capt. Michael Yanchak. Peters Township police Chief Harry Fruecht said two men crossed, one man turned around and got out. Schneider also turned around, he said, but was not seen after that. East Bethlehem Township Scuba Rescue, as well as the Scottdale VFD Dive Team, assisted in the overnight search. His cause of death …
Rescue crews are back at Canonsburg Lake Saturday morning to search for Joseph Schneider.
Rescue teams resumed their search of Canonsburg Lake for a missing Houston man early Saturday, a Washington County 911 supervisor confirmed. The search began Friday night. Joseph Schneider, 21, was at a party Friday night with friends at a house next door to Table Brick Oven & Bar, near the overpass on the Canonsburg side of the lake, according to Peters Township police Chief Harry Fruecht. Four young men jumped into the water to race across the lake. Fruecht said one man turned around and got out. Schneider also turned around, but was not seen after that. The lake is only 80-100 yards wide at the point where the race took place, Fruecht said. East Bethlehem Scuba Rescue team from Washington County arrived close to 1 a.m. Saturday to help …
A Houston man is missing after swimming Friday night.
Rescue teams are searching Canonsburg Lake for a Houston man who was reported missing after a group of friends swam across the water Friday night. Joseph Schneider, 21, was at a party with friends at a house next door to Table Brick Oven & Bar, which abuts the overpass on the Canonsburg side of the lake, according to Peters Township police Chief Harry Fruecht. Four young men jumped into the water to race across the lake. Fruecht said one man turned around and got out. Schneider also turned around, but was not seen after that. The lake is only 80-100 yards wide at the point where the race took place, Freucht said. East Bethlehem Scuba Rescue team from Washington County arrived close to 1 a.m. Saturday to help in the search. Peters and North…
Saturday, August 13, 2011
We aren't the only ones who flock to Canonsburg Lake during nice, summer days.
Where is your favorite place to beat the heat and sun during the dog days of summer?