Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The jack-knifed tractor-trailer created miles-long backups for commuters Tuesday morning.
Pennsylvania State police cited the driver of a tractor-trailer involved in an accident Tuesday morning on Interstate 79 in Marshall Township. The accident occurred just before 6 a.m. in southbound lanes, just a few hundred feet south of Wexford Run Road. The morning rush hour was reduced to a crawl as traffic backed up beyond the I-79/PA Turnpike interchange. According to the police report, truck driver Tomasz Grodzki, 38 of Stroudsburg, was following too closely to the vehicle in front of him. When the driver of the vehicle in front of the truck hit the brakes, Grodzki lost control of his rig, swerving first to the right, and then to the left across all three lanes of traffic before coming to rest in the left berm of the road. No one …
Monday, April 15, 2013
There will be traffic restrictions in place throughout July.
Improvement work is set to begin Monday in Marshall Township at the intersection of Route 19 and Freeport Road in Marshall Township near the border with Cranberry. Motorists should expect lanes to be closed in the intersection area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays through mid-July. Crews with A. Folino Construction Company, Inc., will be adding a right-turn lane from northbound Route 19 to Freeport Road, two left-turn lanes from Freeport Road to southbound Route 19 and a turn lane from Freeport road to northbound Route 19. Other improvements include new traffic signals, signage, curbing, ADA ramps, drainage and widening. The construction company is under a contract with Marshall to conduct the work. PennDOT is not …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The project is expected to wrap up by summer.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The project is expected to wrap up by summer.
Commuters on Route 19 at the border of Cranberry and Marshall Township near the Thorn Hill Industrial Park may want to allow themselves some extra time starting Monday. Starting at 9 a.m. March 4, PennDOT will resume work on a $3.7 million project to improve Warrendale Bayne Road in Marshall Township, weather permitting. During the project, traffic on Warrendale Bayne Road will be reduced to a single lane in each direction between the northbound I-79 (Exit 75) off-ramp and Harmony Road. These restrictions will remain in place around-the-clock through mid-August. The project, which began in August 2012, will create significant improvements for the traveling public on Warrendale Bayne Road between Route 19 and Brush Creek Road, a …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Motorists on I-79 can expect more congestion near the exit to Seneca Valley’s secondary campus with new lane restrictions. Plus, road improvements on Route 19 in Marshall continue to tie up traffic.
Cranberry area commuters may not be able to catch a traffic break for several more months. On Tuesday, PennDOT announced the closure of the travel lanes on Interstate 79 North and South near the Zelienople exit. The lane restrictions will be in place for the next month as part of the work on a five-bridge preservation project costing $2.2 million. Motorists can expect congestion and delays in high-volume traffic periods, according to PennDOT. The project is expected to be complete by early November. Traffic also continues to be tied up on Route 19 at the border of Cranberry and Marshall Township near the Thorn Hill Industrial Park. The $3.68 million project, which started in mid-August, aims to improve Warrendale Bayne Road between Route …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Located near a historic path once used by Native Americans, the neo-colonial style neighborhood has a long history in the area .
After seven years in the making, a new neighborhood is now emerging on the greens of a former golf course located off Freeport Road in Marshall Township, right on the border with Cranberry and Seven Fields. Situated on the former fairways, the Venango Trails community when completed will feature 473 homes and townhouses on about 150 acres. The community's name is derived from the Venango Path, a historic Native American trail that runs through the area. “Our vision from inception, quite simply, was to create the best new neighborhood in the north suburbs,” said Brett Malky, president of EQA Landmark Communities, the development manager. “We are elated with our progress.” Developers earlier this year began work on the first phase of the …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The music venue and restaurant opened in late February.
For more than 20 years, Rick Jergel and his brothers, Hank and Tim, ran the well-known Jergel’s restaurant and music venue on Babcock Boulevard in the North Hills. Despite their success, Jergel said that by 2006, he and his brothers were ready for a change. With relaxation on their minds, they sold the restaurant. “We just wanted a break,” he said. It didn’t last long. As it turned out, Jergel missed the restaurant and music business too much to stay away forever. Partnering with experienced restaurateur Ron Sofranko, Jergel in late February opened the Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale. Formerly a health club, the sprawling 20,000 square-foot, two-story structure is a combination live music venue and restaurant that serves up a full …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Planners from both communities will meet this month to discuss the project.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
More than just roadways will link Cranberry and Marshall townships in the future. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recently awarded Marshall a $240,000 grant to construct a trail segment that will link the community with neighboring Cranberry along Brush Creek. The DCNR money will fund the development of 1.35 miles of walkway from Allegheny Commons in the south to Thorn Hill Industrial Park in Cranberry, according to Cranberry Township. The project will expand Marshall’s trail system and align it with the bicycle and pedestrian master plan that Cranberry’s board of supervisors adopted last year. Planners from both communities will meet this month as part of an ongoing dialogue about this and future trail connections, …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Erik Sigal, Brittanny Jenkins and Christina Naill face charges in a number of townships.
A trio charged in a break-in at a Marshall Township home is facing multiple charges in other cases across the North Hills. In the Marshall case, Brittanny Jenkins, 29, of West View, and Christina Naill, 21, of Avella, were ordered this week to stand trial by Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner. Neither woman showed up for her preliminary hearing. Erik Sigal, 24, of Bellevue, also faces felony burglary charges in that case, but his preliminary hearing was postponed until Jan. 18. The charges stem from a Dec. 13 burglary in the 100 block of Wheatland Road in Marshall Township in which two Samsung TVs and jewelry were stolen, according to Northern Regional Police Department. The home is close to the Warrendale exit of Interstate 79…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Timothy Barnett is charged with burglary, criminal trespass and other crimes.
The case against a man arrested in an office building in Marshall Township in mid-December after police surrounded it following an alarm activation was sent Wednesday to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Timothy Barnett, 50, of Pittsburgh, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner for a preliminary hearing. His formal arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 22. Barnett is a suspect in several burglaries in the region, according to a source. He is charged with burglary, attempted burglary, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass in the Marshall case. Northern Regional police officer Timothy Spontak testified that he found Barnett inside the office building at 115 VIP Drive about 10 a…