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Remember When: New Arnold school, Parnassus urban renewal

| Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, 8:05 p.m.
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F. J. Williams Oldsmobile dealership was at 412-418 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, in this 1957 photo. File photo

100 years ago

Arnold school building nearing completion

The new school building under course of erection in Arnold is almost completed. It is more than probable that the building will be occupied within a couple of weeks. When completed, the Borough of Arnold will have one of the best-equipped, modern school buildings in Westmoreland County.

75 years ago

Retired New Kensington mayor Daniel Burns to be banquet honoree

More than 200 of his friends, including city, county and state notables, will honor New Kensington Mayor Daniel Burns at a testimonial banquet in the Ken-Mar Hotel. Mayor Burns retires voluntarily from office after serving as this community's chief executive during 24 of the past 32 years.

50 years ago

Parnassus renewal begins with demolition of abandoned homes

Workmen are busy demolishing abandoned homes in the Parnassus triangle. Salvage crews of Ace Demolition Co. have been razing homes in the area for the past several weeks to make room for the urban-renewal program in the Parnassus section of New Kensington.

25 years ago

Kittanning sees price of gas dip

Gasoline prices in Kittanning and local communities are about a nickel lower than they were in September. In Kittanning, Rupp's Service Station is holding prices for leaded and unleaded gas at 93.9 cents. Orris Service Station in Creighton dipped from 94.9 to 89.9 cents.

15 years ago

Springdale Twp.'s 2 road workers strike; who will remove the snow?

A Springdale Township part-time clerk and two road workers went on strike because of an unresolved labor contract. The timing of the strike could prove slippery for residents: With no road workers and snowy roads, the township is making last-minute plans to have snow removed on approximately 12 miles of roadway.

10 years ago

Steelers to battle Cleveland Browns in playoffs at Heinz Field

After rallying to defeat the Baltimore Ravens, 34-31, the Steelers will open their playoff journey at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns. The match will be the 102nd between the Steelers and the Browns in a series that dates to 1950 — and only the second time in that span that the teams have met in the playoffs.

Five years ago

Freeport's 175-year-old Trinity Episcopal Church has final service

With only about 15 members, the roughly 175-year-old Trinity Episcopal Church in Freeport has been forced to close. The final service was offered today at the church.

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