Tuesday, November 8, 2011
In an email obtained by Canon-McMillan Patch, South Fayette Manager Mike Hoy indicates he is headed to MarkWest.
South Fayette Township's manager resigned his position to work for MarkWest in its SouthPointe office, he confirmed in an email obtained by Canon-McMillan Patch. The email, dated Thursday, read: From: Mike Hoy <MHoy@sftwp.com> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 11:27:54 -0400 Subject: Resignation As you may have heard, I have resigned as Township Manager for South Fayette Township. My last day will be November 11, 2011. I just wanted to take a moment and thank those people that I had the pleasure to either work with or had the pleasure to meet as a result of my employment with South Fayette Township. For almost 11 years, I was provided the great opportunity of working for one of the finest Townships in Western Pennsylvania. I would like to think that …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The lane closures will occur overnight.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
There will be overnight single lane traffic on I-79 in Bridgeville Borough, and Collier and South Fayette townships will continue this week Nov. 1 through Nov. 3, weather permitting. Crews will be sawing and sealing the roadway. Single lane traffic will occur in both directions from Washington County to half a mile north of the Bridgeville interchange (Exit 54) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday nights. Single lane traffic in the three-lane section will not begin until 9 p.m. The $2.6 million project includes repairs on three bridges, overlays, joint sealing, concrete roadway patching, sign and guiderail upgrades and other improvements on 3.7 miles of I-79 from Washington County to half a mile north of the Bridgeville …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Thirty years after her unsolved murder, Christine Guenther is still on many people’s minds.
A woman sits in a crowded chapel, in the company of family, friends and strangers. She glances at the floor and notices a single autumn leaf. As the congregation progresses past her to receive the sacrament, their shuffling feet stir the leaf, causing it to spin and dance. At the conclusion of communion, the leaf rests so that its tip points at the woman, and she is reminded of another autumn leaf she saw three decades ago—a leaf pursed between the lips of her teenaged daughter, whose body was discovered buried under foliage following her murder. That woman is Carmen Mader, formerly Guenther. Her daughter’s name was Christine, and this year marks the 30-year anniversary of Christine’s unsolved murder. Fifteen-year-old Christine Guenther …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Attorney representing South Fayette Township filed a motion to have three of the four zoning board members to recuse themselves.
The hearing for Range Resources' challenge against South Fayette's drilling ordinance was postponed until November. The attorney representing the township, Jonathan Kamin, filed three motions at the Wednesday night hearing in front of the zoning board. Kamin first asked for two of three zoning board members to recuse themselves from the hearing. The men are said to have leases with Range Resources. Kamin also asked for the alternate zoning board member to recuse himself. "We believe that three of four zoning board members have a conflict of interest in the hearing," Kamin said. "It's the only way to have a fair and impartial hearing on this matter." Kenneth Komoroski, attorney for Range Resources, said, "We consider this board to be fair …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
South Fayette park has a dog run and plenty of hiking trails.
Fairview Park in South Fayette is one of the best-kept secrets in the area, especially if you’re a dog owner. The park’s dog run zone is a place where canines can run free without leashes while their owners keep a close eye on their pets. I often take my pup, Riley, up to the South Fayette park and walk him with a leash along the hilly trails that stretch near the old Mayview State Hospital. Anyone who wants to have their dog without a leash must first receive a permit from the township, but it’s available to residents and non-residents. Tractors cut wide paths into the high grass, leading to a spectacular view of nearby Bridgeville and the tops of the USX and Mellon buildings in Pittsburgh. It’s the colorful high grass that makes you feel…