Thursday, May 16, 2013
The crash happened Tuesday afternoon.
A five-year-old girl suffered a minor injury after a vehicle crash just after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Peters Township police said Ashley Bodner, 27, of Washington, was travelling on East McMurray Road near Holly Drive when the vehicle in front of hers suddenly stopped. She told officers that she swerved to avoid a collision, which is when her vehicle struck a pole. Her daughter, Ivy Bodner, 5, suffered what police called a minor head laceration. As a precaution, Bodner, her daughter Ivy, and two other children in the vehicle were taken to The Washington Hospital. No other injuries were reported, according to police. The crash tied up traffic in the area, and prompted the Peters Township School District to issue an alert to parents indicating that …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Officials from Peters Township School District sent out a notice Tuesday afternoon.
Peters Township School District officials are warning parents that a traffic accident could cause a bus delay for some students. A district spokeswoman said an accident is blocking traffic on East McMurray Road. As a result, buses coming from McMurray Elementary, Pleasant Valley and Bower Hill may experience delays arriving home. A Washington County 911 supervisor said there were unknown injuries in the two-vehicle crash, which happened at East McMurray and Holly Road around 3:15 p.m. No further information was immediately available Tuesday afternoon. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Where can I care for my pet in Peters Township? Or should I adopt?
National Pet Day is Thursday, April 11, and what better time to care for your critter? Or perhaps this is the right time to adopt a new pet. According to petdayusa.com, the day was started by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in order "to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters all across the nation." There are a few popular Pittsburgh-area shelters where you can adopt pets, including Animal Friends along Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township and the Animal Rescue League along Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. If adoption's not for you, the immediate Peters Township area still offers many …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Lots of Peters Township restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is Lorenzo's Italian Pizza, located on East McMurray Road in McMurray. This family-owned restaurant offers a menu of pizza, calzones, wedgies, pastas and salads. Lunch and dinner specials are available daily, and Thursdays are Margarita Night. Have you been here? Review this restaurant on the Lorenzo's Italian Pizza directory listing.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The traffic signal is part of a road improvement plan.
The new traffic signal at Center Church and East McMurray roads is scheduled to become fully operational at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. The work is part of an improvment project at the intersection. McMurray Road is being widened to provide right and left turning lanes at the intersection of South Center Church Road and a left turn lane at the intersection of North Center Church Road. Do you think the traffic signal will help? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Full lane closures begin today.
Full lane closures are planned for McMurray Road on Oct. 25, Oct. 26 and Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Peters Township officials say significant delays should be expected from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., especially during the morning and late afternoon rushes. They recommend avoiding E. McMurray Road if possible. Suggested alternatives include Waterdam and Valleybrook Roads. The work is part of an improvement project at the intersection of McMurray Road (Route 1002) and Center Church Road. McMurray Road is being widened to provide right and left turning lanes at the intersection of South Center Church Road and a left turn lane at the intersection of North Center Church Road. In addition, a new traffic signal will also be added to the South Center Church Road …
Monday, August 20, 2012
'A domino effect' of five to six poles fell between Center Church Road to Rolling Hills Country Club Monday evening, the Peters fire chief confirmed.
East McMurray Road, between Center Church Road to Rolling Hills Country Club, has reopened after it was closed for a short time due to downed poles, Peters fire Chief Noel "Mac" McMullen confirmed. At approximately 5 p.m. Monday, Verizon workers were cutting some of the power lines between poles. They dropped a pole—purposely—however, it reacted in a sense of a "domino effect," McMullen said. "They are heavy lines," he said. "Once one pole was pushed by the weight, it pushed the next pole and so on." The chief estimated five to six fallen poles. One pole landed on a moving vehicle, but the driver was uninjured and not taken by ambulance to an area hospital, he said. Editor's Note: With the help of readers, we reported this information …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Home construction targeted for September at Fair Acres, just over the Peters Township border, off East McMurray Road.
If you haven’t been to the southeastern corner of Upper St. Clair lately, it’s looking different nowadays. A major grading project off Hays Road, right before it crosses into Peters Township, is making way for the new Fair Acres residential development. William McCloskey, the developer, told Upper St. Clair officials that construction of homes is to start in September. That target seems to be on schedule, as soon as utility connections are made. Fair Acres gained approval in December, and work on the 37-lot subdivision began in May. Among the custom builders listed for the upscale homes are Cortes Builders, Eddy Homes, Londonbury Homes and Paragon Homes. The developer is helping to pay for improvements to Hays Road and nearby Hays Park. …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Two cars collided in the midst of ongoing construction at the intersection of East McMurray and Center Church roads Monday morning.
There were no injuries Monday morning after two cars collided in the midst of ongoing construction at the intersection of East McMurray and Center Church roads in Peters Township. The construction is under way as a township effort to prevent common vehicle accidents. Crews are currently widening the roadways and adding a traffic signal. Just before 11 a.m., Stephanie A. Armstrong, 40, of Canonsburg, quickly accelerated her Volkswagen in the eastbound lane striking Jane B. Moffitt's BMW directly in front of her vehicle. Moffitt, 65, of McCandless Township, stopped for traffic before she was hit near the 300 block of East McMurray Road, according to Peters police. The accident occurred just prior to where the flag person was directing …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Single lane closures Monday through Friday will continue until the current part of the project is complete, PennDOT says.
So by now you've noticed the orange cones and steady stream of single-lane traffic at the crest of the hill where East McMurray and Center Church roads meet. The project, which began in April, is being done to improve safety of the intersection. In March, we reported, East McMurray Road will be widened and a traffic signal will be added. It will be widened to provide right and left turning lanes at the intersection of South Center Church Road, and a left turn lane at the intersection of North Center Church Road. The new traffic signal will be added to the South Center Church Road intersection. The $871,916 project, being completed by A. Liberoni, Inc., will be complete in late October—tentatively Oct. 26. However, PennDOT spokeswoman …