Friday, May 24, 2013
The driver was taken by medical helicopter to an area hospital.
Franklin Road in Cranberry is reopened after being shut down for about an hour Friday when a car crashed into a tree. The road was closed between North Boundary and Goehring roads. It reopened around 2 p.m. Police and Cranberry firefighters responded to the scene. The driver was taken by medical helicopter to an area hospital. Check back with Cranberry Patch for updates on this story. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
A freeze is possible Saturday morning.
It's going to a be a chilly start to the Memorial Day weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Butler County, including the Cranberry area. The warning will remain in effect from 3 to 8 a.m. Saturday as temperatures hover around 32 degrees. A freese warning means that sub-freezing temperatures are imminent and highly likely. Be sure to cover your sensitive plants and bring potted plants indoors. We want to see the flowers you have planted! Upload the plants you will be covering tonight in the photo box above.
The husky was found Friday morning in the Cranberry Heights neighborhood.
Thanks to Cranberry Patch readers, a missing pooch has been reunited with her owner. Neighbors found the female husky on Heights Drive near Route 19 in the Cranberry Heights development Friday morning. Leigh Crawford, a resident in the neighborhood, kept the dog until her owner could be found. After Cranberry Patch posted a photo of the missing dog on the site, many, many readers posted or shared the information. Crawford said Cranberry Police also saw the posting and called the dog's owner, who had reported his dog, Dakota, missing Friday morning. The owner and his pooch were reunited around 11 a.m. Friday morning. Crawford said the owner was very appreciative of all the help in finding Dakota.
Bulldozers are everywhere in Cranberry Township. Can you guess what’s being built in front of Westinghouse?
Every now and again, Cranberry Patch would post a feature called “Where in the Patch,” which asked readers to name a mystery site located within the community. But with the amount of bulldozers doing work in the township these days, we thought a much more appropriate (and fun) feature would be “What’s Under Construction at This Site?” Today’s site is located in front of the Westinghouse headquarters on Longtree Way in Cranberry. Can you guess what’s under construction on this plot of land? Leave your best guesses in the comment section below. Cranberry Patch will reveal the answer later in the day. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Registration is still open for the training camp with the Steelers quarterback.
The third time is a charm for Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers quarterback is returning to Seneca Valley to host a youth football training camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 14 at the district's NexTier Stadium. Roethlisberger also hosted camps at the high school in 2011 and 2012. This year’s camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 17-18. The cost is $199 per kid. Roethlisberger, who will be joined by a selection of the top prep and college coaches at the camp, also will give daily talks highlighting the finer points of the game of football and beyond. And you never know who may show up to join him. Last year, the Steelers' Brett Keisel tossed footballs and coached mini-games for campers. Backup quarterback Charlie Batch and …
A win over Pine-Richland sets up an all Section 1 final against the Tigers.
Seneca Valley is returning to the WPIAL Quad AAAA finals. The Raiders, the two-time defending WPIAL champions, defeated Pine-Richland 6-0 Tuesday night, according to Prep Baseball Report. The win sets up an all Section 1 final opposite second-seeded North Allegheny, 3-0 winners over Hempfield Area Tuesday. According to the report, Connor Coward pitched a complete game four-hit shutout while going 2-for-2 with a triple and a run scored. He walked two, struck out eight and threw 71 of 104 pitches for strikes. Coward was supported by a Raiders' offense that totaled 11 hits. Carson Kessler led Seneca Valley to victory, going 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Seneca Valley will take on North …
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
2-year-old Maddox Derkosh died after falling into a wild African painted dogs exhibit last year.
The parents 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh, who was killed after falling into a wild African painted dogs exhibit last fall, have filed a lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, according to WPXI. The family is asking for damages in excess of $300,000, citing wrongful death, negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress among other claims, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Jason and Elizabeth Derkosh of Whitehall Borough claims that zoo officials had ample warning that parents routinely lift their children onto a rail overlooking the exhibit so that the children can see the dogs better, according to the report. Zoos across the country have more and better safeguards in place to keep …
Gray has held sports youth programs and events in the area for more than 15 years.
A new indoor sports complex is in the works for the intersection of Franklin and Warrendale roads in Pine Township near the border with Cranberry. Glenn and Carol Foglio are partnering up with Dave Gray, better known in the area as “Coach Dave,” on the project, which will offer children and adults the opportunity to play a variety of sports, including basketball, flag football, volleyball and more. There also are plans to add a concession stand as host wellness and nutritional seminars for the community. “But what were really want to do is get kids playing,” Gray said. A McCandless resident, Gray has been holding youth sports programs and events in the area since 1996. The outdoor sports camps, which can attract up to 200 participants from…
Six-graders paint a mural on the guardrail as part of an effort to beautify the borough.
Evans City Middle School student are beautifying the borough of Evans City one paint stroke at a time. Nine members of the sixth grade art club spent last week painting a mural on the guardrail in front of EDCO Park. Art teacher Amy Humes, who helped organize the project, said the students designed the mural, which features a pool, picnic pavilions, horseshoes pits and other EDCO Park amenities. “They did it all,” Humes said. The idea to paint the guardrail started with Cindy Caldwell, vice president of the Evans City Park Authority. Caldwell said the park board was looking for a way to draw attention to EDCO Park, which is located behind a gravel parking lot. “We were looking for some curb appeal,” she said. “Then we had the idea to …