A look at the Valley's past in the language of the times | Compiled by Sis Reola
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
100 years ago
New Kensington will have park for sports, cottages
New Kensington is to have a park. A deal was closed whereby 500 acres of the Copeland estate property became the property of O. M. Thomas of New Kensington, and it is Mr. Thomas' intention to build an ideal summer gathering place. There will be cottages built for renting, and the attractions will include fishing, boating, tennis, golf and other summer joys. Work is to be started on the project at once.
75 years ago
‘Music Week' to feature concert by Federal Symphony Orchestra
Arnold and New Kensington music lovers have an opportunity to hear one of Pennsylvania's outstanding musical organizations, when the Federal Symphony Orchestra gives a concert in the Victoria Avenue building. The event is the outstanding feature of “Music Week,” now being celebrated in the Arnold schools.
50 years ago
Armed robbers get less than $1,500 at Oakmont supermarket
Two armed robbers held up an Oakmont supermarket and escaped in an auto with less than $1,500. The holdup occurred at Jon's Supermarket, Allegheny River Boulevard and Plum Street.
25 years ago
John Lesko, on death row, granted new trial in policeman slaying
A federal judge has ordered a new trial for John C. Lesko, who is on death row for the murder of an Apollo policeman. Lesko, 29, formerly of Pittsburgh, and Michael J. Travaglia, 29, formerly of Washington Township, were convicted of first-degree murder in the Jan. 3, 1980, slaying of policeman Leonard Miller.
15 years ago
Kiski Valley YMCA features gymnasium, wellness center
The Kiski Valley YMCA's new facility was open for a preview. Located next to the Apollo Trust Bank at Route 56 and Hyde park Road, the $1.2 million YMCA features a gymnasium and a wellness center and will provide more programs and equipment.
10 years ago
Activities abundant at Learning Festival at Apollo-Ridge H.S.
There were plenty of activities to choose from at the annual Learning Festival at Apollo-Ridge High School. There were events on the football field, crafts on the lawn and food booths in the cafeteria. District teachers and administrators are responsible for organizing the annual event.
Five years ago
Penguins win, 3-2, against Rangers
Marian Hossa scored his second goal 7 minutes, 10 seconds into overtime of Game 5 to give the Penguins a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals before a sellout crowd at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh. Now, the second-seeded Penguins will play arch rival the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference final.
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