Sunday, March 31, 2013
Create handmade satchels for cancer patients, learn about hip surgery and more.
April 2 Satchels of Caring Create handmade satchels filled with therapeutic items to nurture and support patients undergoing cancer treatment. Tuesday, April 2 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, April 20 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., Conference Room, Outpatient Care Center, 160 Gallery Drive, McMurray, PA. Please visit www.satchelsofcaring.org for additional information. April 3 Are You Considering Total Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery? Free information session to help you answer your questions as you prepare for total knee or hip replacement surgery. Led by the staff of the Mutschler Orthopaedic Institute, class will be held at Canonsburg General Hospital, 100 Medical Drive, Canonsburg from 1 - 2:30 p.m. To register, please call 1.888.877.5955 …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
One year ago today, crews responded to a structure fire at the local shop.
Following a fire one year ago today—Feb 3, 2012—at the Sarris Candies plant in Canonsburg, company President Bill Sarris announced that all is well and that the company is back in full production in preparation for the early Easter holiday. “We got through last Easter with a limited amount of items available due to the fire," Athena Sarris, chief executive officer, said. "We lost a lot of chocolate molds and weren’t able to provide the selection we’ve had in years past." That won't be a problem this year, though. "But this season, we’ll have a huge selection of new bunnies and novelties to fill everyone’s baskets,” she continued. Over the past year, new construction of all devastated areas—including the ice cream parlor and candy store—was…
Friday, January 25, 2013
No injuries were immediately reported.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 11:35 a.m. A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 79 Southbound near the Canonsburg exit that shut the roadway down to one lane has been cleared, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said. "There are cars out there all over the place," a 911 supervisor confirmed. It was not immediately known if there were injuries in the crash. Check back with Patch for more details as they become available.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Looking for work? Here are some local job opportunities.
1. Human Resources Coordinator Fairmont Supply in Canonsburg is seeking a full-time human resources coordinator. The successful candidate for this entry-level position “will provide assistance to the human resources department with the confidential administration, implementation and control of human resource policies and procedures to ensure that pay and benefits are provided to employees accurately and consistently.” For more information on the position or to apply, click here. 2. Receiving Clerk Miller's Ace Hardware in McMurray is looking for someone to fill this position. The successful candidate will "manage incoming freight in a highly organized fashion. This position requires someone who is detail oriented and comfortable managing …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Oct. 14, 1936 - Sept. 11, 2012
Joann Patricia Refosco Lavorgna, 75, of McMurray, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in the Donnell House, Washington. She was born Oct. 14, 1936 in Hendersonville, a daughter of Joseph and Anna Stankus Refosco. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a clerk for CoGo’s and was a homemaker. Her husband, William Anthony Lavorgna died April 8, 2012. Surviving are two sons, Kevin Lavorgna (Renee) of McMurray and Keith Lavorgna of Canonsburg, three daughters, Karen Cargo (Mark) of Charlotte, N.C., Krista (Mike) Johnson of Peters Township, and Keri Lavorgna of Greensboro, N.C. She is also survived by one sister, Lorraine Collingwood of Canonsburg, 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Joann was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The woman—arrested for the fourth time—was found unconscious by Peters police in McDowell Shops.
Arrested for the fourth time by Peters Township police, a North Strabane woman who was charged three previous times last year for inhaling solvents while behind the wheel, was found unconscious in her car at the McDowell Shops, according to the Observer-Reporter. On Sunday morning, Christine Ann Keller, 50, of 428 Mary Lane, Canonsburg, regained consciousness, but her speech was slurred and she was perspiring, the newspaper reports. Police said they found multiple cans of Blast Away Multi-Purpose Duster in her vehicle, according to the O-R. Keller was taken to Washington County Jail on a detainer through the county’s adult probation department, according to online court dockets. Court dockets show Keller entered a guilty plea in …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Canonsburg celebrated Independence Day in grand style with a biggest-ever parade and other holiday activities.
The always-spectacular Canonsburg Fourth of July Parade celebrated its 50th year Wednesday, both bigger and better than ever. The event-filled day kicked off with annual Whiskey Rebellion 5K Race, the ringing of the church bells at 9 a.m. and then the iconic parade. Entertainer Bobby Shawn and borough Manager Terry Hazlett served as masters of ceremonies. The parade's founding fathers—Anthony L. Colaizzo, Ed Snarey and Mario DiPalma—served as marshals with “American Idol” finalist Adam Brock as celebrity marshal. Honorable recognitions were given to the Canon-McMillan High School wrestlers who won the PIAA State Team Duals Championships and PIAA State Individual Championships. The celebration moved to Town Park in the afternoon with a …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Approximately 150 players and volunteers gathered for the ninth annual golf tournament at nearby Lindenwood Golf Club last week.
Approximately 150 players, supporters and volunteers convened at Lindenwood Golf Club in Canonsburg—near the Peters Township border—for the ninth annual Washington County Habitat for Humanity (WCHfH) benefit golf tournament last Friday. The event raised more than $30,000 for the nonprofit organization, which builds new homes for families in need who are willing to partner with WCHfH. “This tournament is a testament to the philanthropic views of our many supporters,” said Tony Gacek, executive director. “Even in tougher economic times, these individuals and businesses share their time and resources with Habitat—in some cases each year since we started this event, and for that we are forever grateful.” In today’s market, it costs about $80,…
Monday, May 21, 2012
A church in Mt. Lebanon is expanding its ministry to include leading services and caring for the congregation planning to remain in Peters Township.
This story was updated on Monday at 11:05 a.m. Last week, The Anglican Parish of Christ the Redeemer (formally St. David’s Anglican Church) announced it will vacate its property at 905 East McMurray Rd. in Peters Township on Thursday, May 31, and relocate to Canonsburg. The rebuilding will be led by a team of priests from a neighboring parish in Mt. Lebanon who will serve the congregation that remains on E. McMurray Road after others have moved on. Beginning May 27, the Rev. Louis B. Hays, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon, and the Rev. Kris Opat McInnes, St. Paul’s associate rector, will expand their ministry to include leading services and caring for the congregation at St. David’s. The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
On Thursday, May 31, the church will turn its property over to the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.
The Anglican Parish of Christ the Redeemer (formally St. David’s Anglican Church) will vacate its property at 905 East McMurray Road in Peters Township on Thursday, May 31, and relocate to Canonsburg. It will turn its property over to the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. The Rev. David Wilson, rector of Redeemer Parish, said the parish "holds no acrimony toward the new occupants of our former property. "We wish them well and we hope they and their newly-elected Bishop Dorsey McConnell will faithfully contend for the faith as once delivered to the saints,” he said. St. David’s has a long history of leadership in the renewal and reformation of the faith, first through the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and now in the Anglican Diocese of …