Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The watch expired early.
Update: The watch has expired. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for southwestern Pennsylvania, including Dormont and Brookline. The watch remains in effect through 10 p.m. Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service, which says some storms cound be severe with damaging winds. The chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected mainly after 5 p.m. and before midnight. If you take any weather photos, please share them in the media box above. A hazardous weather outlook is also in effect this week, with frosty and potentially freezing conditions possible on Friday and Saturday nights and possibly Sunday. Here's a look at the forecast: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Here's a look at the articles that were most read on Dormont-Brookline Patch last month.
There were a number of drug arrests in the area last month, and you guys wanted to read about them. We compiled a list of the most read news articles in Dormont and Brookline for the month of April, and here is what we came up with: 1. Three Brookline Suspects Arrested in Major Drug Bust 2. Fiori's Owner Applies to Open Second Restaurant 3. KO Grad Takes Over Former ‘Charm’ Salon 4. Four Marijuana Arrests in Brookline, Beechview Area 5. Three Arrested for Drug, Prostitution-Related Charges 6. Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in the Dormont Area: Do You Agree? 7. Award-Winning 'Beach Treats' Store Comes to Brookline Boulevard 8. Two Alcohol-Related Arrests on LRT Tracks 9. Keystone Oaks School District Ranking Rolls Up Four Spots 10. UPDATE: …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
PennDOT is delaying the construction work on Banksville Road in Dormont until next week.
PennDOT is delaying the construction work on Banksville Road until next week. The work was scheduled to begin Thursday morning and continue through Monday, but rain showers in the Pittsburgh area pushed construction back a few days. Construction is now expected to begin Monday and continue until Wednesday night. Crews plan to install crosswalk markings at various intersections and pave Helen Street at the intersection with Banksville Road. The northbound lanes of Banksville Road will be restricted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The southbound lanes will be under construction from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the three days of work. PennDOT is asking motorists to be aware of changing traffic patterns during their commutes. The construction is part of a…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Here are the top 10 news articles from Patch this month.
1. Massive ‘Sinkhole’ Opens in Dormont Parking Lot 2. Three Injured During Fight Outside Vasta 3. Early-Morning Fire Destroys Dormont Business 4. Dormont Pizza Shop Fire Activity Closes West Liberty Avenue 5. Brookline Bust Nets $43,000 of Heroin 6. Three Arrests in Brookline Drug Bust 7. Armed Robbery at Dormont CoGo's 8. Four Containers Found Under Dormont Parking Lot 9. Pipe Found at Dormont Pool Collapse Site 10. No Slowing Down for Ink Master’s Sarah Miller
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
An early morning building fire in Dormont kept West Liberty Avenue closed Tuesday morning.
A building fire on West Liberty Ave. in Dormont has caused some significant traffic delays in the area. The fire originated in Angelina's Pizza at 3263 West Liberty Ave., near McFarland Rd. Dormont fire Chief Jeff Arnold said the fire was reported around 5:15 a.m. and he believes the fire started in the kitchen of the pizza shop. Chief Arnold reports this was a difficult fire to fight due to an issue with a gas line. No injuries have been reported. There are two apartments above the pizza business and two residents were able to escape the fire. Neighboring buildings were evacuated as a precaution. Dormont firefighters and several other fire companies are still working at the scene as of 8:25 a.m. Several local streets are blocked …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The snow is expected start Sunday evening.
The National Weather Service, located in Moon, has issued a winter storm warning for the entire Pittsburgh region, including Dormont and Brookline, beginning 11 p.m. Sunday through 11 a.m. Monday. Forecasters say the snow will be most intense from midnight Sunday through the pre-dawn hours of Monday, accumulating 4-7 inches before ending by Monday afternoon. A winter storm warning means that heavy snow will make tavel dangerous. If you must venture out at all, use extreme caution. Here's a more detailed look at the forecast: Be sure to check back to Patch for weather updates and upload your weather photos here.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The owner says it's all about "location."
The A.B. Charles Hobby Shop in Mt. Lebanon will be closing this weekend in preparation to its move to Peters Township, according to the Observer-Reporter. The familiar barn store on McFarland Road, near the end of Banksville Road, will close at 6 p.m. Saturday. The owner Scott Charles, of Upper St. Clair, told the newspaper that Peters is now the "Cranberry of the South Hills" and expects store traffic to improve with the new location on Route 19, in a space where Century Sports once existed. A.B Charles has been in Mt. Lebanon since 2006. Before that, the shop was located on Route 19 in Dormont for 61 years. Hours at the new store will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and, likely, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, according to the …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Butterfly Bandits will hold a fundraiser at Cain's Saloon on Thursday to support thyroid cancer research.
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Tuesday, March 19
Two local women are hoping a happy hour this Thursday will help raise awareness of a cause that hits home for them. Christine Sypien, of Scott Township, and Donna Terlecki, of Brookline, are hosting the Butterfly Bandits’ Happy Hour for a Cure at Cain’s Saloon in Dormont on Thursday to raise funds and awareness for thyroid cancer research. Sypien, a three-year survivor of thyroid cancer, is in remission. Terlecki also is a survivor of a different type of thyroid cancer. The two women had been campaigning separately in support of thyroid cancer research until last year, when they decided to form Butterfly Bandits together. “This is the first event for Butterfly Bandits,” Sypien said. “We called it that because the thyroid is shaped like a …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Here's a look at some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Dormont-Brookline area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Sales at Fastsigns (Banksville) This company, located at the border of Banksville and Dormont, is looking for a highly motivated sales professional with an entrepreneurial spirit able to bring solutions to lifeand impact results. You will evaluate customer needs, manage and close sales opportunities, and execute sales strategies to drive sales. Customer Support Agent at Industry Weapon (Dormont) The Customer Support Engineer (CSE) is responsible for direct interaction with Industry Weapon's customers, channel partners and internal teams in support of our products and services. The CSE works …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Here are some local job listings in the Dormont-Brookline area.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Dormont-Brookline area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Graphic Design Intern at Industry Weapon (Dormont) The design intern will assist with creating custom assets for new Industry Weapon customers. The intern will work side-by-side with smart, passionate, tech-savvy guys and gals-receiving mentorship, training, and experience on real projects. System/Network Administrator for CEI (Mt. Lebanon) Duties include providing technical support for the office staff; networks, telephone systems, and general technical administration. Summer Childcare Needed (15216 ZIP) Beginning June 10, 2013, a local family will need child care for their children, ages 12 and …