Week in Review: This Week’s Top Stories in Cranberry

What's been happening you ask? Well, a lot. Catch up on this week's top headlines

VP Candidate Paul Ryan Visits Pittsburgh Area

The 2012 race for the White House came to the Pittsburgh area Saturday. GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan appeared in Moon Township just outside Pittsburgh Interntational Airport for a campaign rally.

Report: Penguins May Walk Away from Planned Sports Complex in Cranberry

After concerns raised by Cranberry regarding site layout and design, Pittsburgh Penguins officials said they could shift plans for a cutting-edge performance center and practice rink in Cranberry to another location. The proposed 150,000-square-foot complex would be located in the Cranberry Woods business park off bustling Route 228 and offer hockey-related training and injury treatment and prevention. It would be owned and operated by UPMC.

Police Arrest Two Robbery Suspects Off I-79 in Wexford

Following a chase and crash late Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 79, police arrested two men who are suspected in a bank robbery in Ross Township.

Police chased the suspects through Ross Township and into Franklin Park, where their vehicle crashed on I-79 near the Mingo Road overpass. 

The suspects ran from the crash scene, but police arrested them a short time later.

New Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Cranberry

After months of construction, the new two-story Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Cranberry Crossroads retail plaza along Route 228 is open for business.

The store will held its official grand opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony—plus visits from local professional athletes throughout the three-day weekend celebration. A soft opening took place at the store Tuesday. Among the local professional athletes making appearances at the store are Steelers linebacker Larry Foote, University of Pittsburgh Basketball Coach Jamie Dixon and Pirates Second Baseman Neil Walker.

Cranberry's Luxury “5th Avenue Fido” Readies for Opening

5th Avenue Fido, a luxury doggie day care center and indoor kennel, is opening in Cranberry within the next three weeks. There will be no chain link runs, no cages and no concrete blocks at the facility. 5th Avenue Fido also will offer dog training, including puppy, basic and socialization classes. Dog owners may drop off their pups before they head to work at the facility’s doggie day care. There also will be dog grooming services at the building.


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