Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The road was shut down for about three hours Tuesday after one of the cars in the two-vehicle crash caught fire.
Adams Township Police continue to investigate a car crash that sent two people to the hospital and shut down Myoma Road for about three hours Tuesday afternoon. Police Chief Bill Westerman said Michael Bobbish Jr., 42, of Mars, was driving on Myoma Road towards Mars-Evans City Road at about 2 p.m. when he crossed the center line of the road and lost control of the vehicle. The car struck Sara Thompson, 83, who was driving a Chrysler sedan in the opposite direction. “She tried getting away from him, but he came back across and ended up hitting her head on,” Westerman said. The Nissan Bobbish was driving erupted in flames after the collision, Westerman said. Both Bobbish and Thompson got out of their cars before police arrived on the scene, …
Friday, December 14, 2012
No one else is injured after the driver crashes into three parked cars before hitting the restaurant.
A man is in critical condition Friday after losing control of the vehicle he was driving and slamming into Jimmy’s Strip District Grille in Adams Township. Adams Area Fire District Captain Talo Capuzzi said it is unknown if the driver, whose name was not released, suffered a medical issue before veering off Mars Valencia Road or if his condition is the result of the crash. Adams Area Police said the car, a four-door Ford Taurus, traveled across the front lawn of a home on Mars Valencia Road at about 11 a.m. before entering the parking lot of the building and hitting three parked cars. The still-moving vehicle also knocked over several pillars in front of the restaurant before hitting the building. It did not enter into the restaurant. …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Check out these homes currently on the market.
Did you know Cranberry Patch has its own real estate section? Each week, we’ll bring you an inside look at some of the homes for sale around the area. Of course, you can get in on this too. If you know of a great home on the market (maybe you’re selling it!), feel free to add it in the comment section below. To add photos or video of homes for sale, simply click the "Upload Photos and Video" button on this article. For more helpful tips from our real estate tab, including a mortgage calculator, click here. In the meantime, take a peek at the interior of some of these township homes. We've even included a map (look to your right) to show you where they are located!
Friday, August 31, 2012
If you guessed Cranberry, you’re right on the money. Adams Township gets the No. 2 nod.
On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Business Times posted the top 10 communities in the region by 2011 home sales. The numbers were based on figures from RealSTATs' listing of total dollar volume. With a total dollar volume of $159, 565, 810, Cranberry was ranked No.1 in the region. Taking the No. 2 spot was neighboring Adams Township. "Cranberry Township earning the No. 1 spot in total homes sales in 2011 is another indication of the value of good planning and the implementation of those plans, including investing in community infrastructure," said township manager Jerry Andree. RealSTATS also named Adams the region’s strongest residential community. The South Side-based research firm dubbed Adams the overall winner as its Gold Medal Community, …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Janie M. Bey is charged with using counterfeit credit cards at Walmart stores.
An Adams Township woman is one of three area residents indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of conspiracy to use counterfeit credit cards, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced Thursday. The one-count indictment returned July 24, named Janie M. Bey, 53, of Adams Point Boulevard; Devin Alexander Murphy, 23, of First Street, Aliquippa and Rayvon Oscar Kyles, 21, of Heights Road, Aliquippa as defendants. According to the indictment, the three used counterfeit credit cards at Walmart stores in Western Pennsylvania between June 2010 and June 2011. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,00 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Chief Bill Westerman said driver's lawyer contacted him Tuesday afternoon.
Adams Township Police Chief Bill Westerman said today that the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old boy in Treesdale was "a misunderstanding" and the case is solved The boy told police that two men in a black pickup tried to coax him into their truck about 4 p.m. Friday as he walked the family's dog in the Adams Township part of Treesdale, according to the boy's mother. The boy ran to a neighbor's house on Old Orchard Drive and called police. The area is just north of the Pine Township border. Westerman said the pickup truck's owner heard reports about the attempted child luring and had his lawyer call the police chief at about 1:30 p.m. today. The chief would not release the man's name. The boy's mother said she spoke to the police chief…
Monday, March 5, 2012
The 11-year-old was walking the family dog in the Adams Township section of the community.
Two men in a black pickup tried to coax an 11-year-old boy into their truck at about 4 p.m. Friday in the Adams Township part of Treesdale, according to the boy's mother. The mother, whose name Patch is not releasing to protect the identity of the boy, sent out an email to friends and neighbors that went viral over the weekend. Adams Township Police Chief Bill Westerman said his officers responded to the call on Old Orchard Drive within three to four minutes and neighboring police departments --including Cranberry Township officers -- also were notified immediately to be on the lookout for the truck. The area is just north of the Pine Township border. No one reported seeing the truck, Westerman said. His department continues to investigate…
Friday, February 10, 2012
William Ainsworth is arrested and charged in multiple cases after traveling to the home of a 14-year-old Butler County girl for sex.
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Friday, February 10, 2012
An Adams Township man who pretended to be two different surfers from Florida is charged with using Facebook to entice young girls to send him explicit photos and arrange meetings for sex, state Attorney General Linda Kelly said today. William R. Ainsworth, 53, of Raupp Lane, is charged with 68 felony counts, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, criminal attempted unlawful contact with a minor, criminal solicitation to commit unlawful contact with a minor, possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communications facility. Agents arrested him in September after receiving information that he had traveled to the home of a 14-year old Butler County girl to engage in sex acts. "We quickly discovered that there was much …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The highway restoration project in Adams Township is expected to be complete by mid-October.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Traffic alert! If you travel the already-busy Route 228 be sure to allow yourself some extra time over the next month. PennDOT has begun work on a $783,167 preventative maintenance and highway restoration project on Route 228 in Adams Township between Myoma/Crider Road and Warrendale Road. Flagger-controlled, one-lane alternating traffic will be in place Mondays through Fridays between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The project is expected to be complete by mid-October, according to PennDOT District 10. Work includes milling and paving as well as guide rail updates. Daytime one-lane alternating restrictions are possible. Centerline and shoulder rumble strips also will be installed, and work other than paving may be performed on weekends. PennDOT …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
No one is injured in the three-alarm fire.
No one was injured after a three-alarm fire that extensively damaged a home in the Field Lake Estates neighborhood of Adams Township on Thursday. Adams Area Fire Chief Al Minjock said lightning struck the storage area above the garage of the home on Sophia Lane around 1:30 p.m. Minjock added the boom from the lightning strike was so loud firefighters were able to hear it from their new station in Seven Fields. When firefighters arrived, Minjock said there were no visible flames but thick smoke surrounded the home. “It was heavy, heavy smoke,” he said. Firefighters from nine departments around the area, including Cranberry, Callery, Zelienople, Harmony, and Pine Township responded to the fire. Minjock estimated damages to the home at $500,…