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Council OKs fees for fire response

| Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001

Council has approved fees to help reimburse the borough's four volunteer fire companies for responding to fires, catastrophes and hazardous cleanups.

Residents will be billed up to $500, commercial establishments up to $1,000 and industrial businesses up to $5,000.

However, Solicitor Don Fetzko emphasized that residents should forward any bill they receive to their insurance company.

'If the insurance company will not pay, the fire companies are not going to go after the residents,' Manager Howard Bednar said. If residents have no insurance, no one pays.

The borough will forward payments to the fire company in charge of the area where the incident occurred even if other companies also responded.

West Mifflin

West Mifflin will have its ninth annual Crime Watch Parade at 7 p.m. Sept. 19.

The parade, coordinated by Councilwoman Bonnie Nagy, starts at West Mifflin Area High School on Commonwealth Avenue and proceeds to Homeville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 on Greensprings Avenue.

Local businesses will provide floats, and participants will include Boy and Girl Scouts, cheerleaders, firefighters and the high school band.

Police Capt. Joe Popovich said the purpose of the parade 'is to alert the citizens that this is a Crime Watch community and we do care about our citizens and we're going to do our job to see that we have a crime-free community.'

For details, call (412) 461-1600.

McKeesport

The Penn State McKeesport Office of Continuing Education is offering a Technology Integration Certificate for K-12 Educators for its Tomorrow (TICKET) program.

The goal is to help teachers better use technology in their classrooms, and the program deals with such topics as using technology as a thinking tool, incorporating Internet resources into the classroom and the appropriate use of copyrighted material from Web sites.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and teaching certification. Fifteen Penn State graduate credits selected from core courses and electives are required for certification.

Classes begin Sept. 17 and will run through Dec. 10. For more information, call Rebecca Simpson in the Penn State McKeesport Office of Continuing Education at (412) 675-9045.

McKeesport

Sept. 30 is the deadline to buy tickets for the centennial dinner of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church of McKeesport-Duquesne Oct. 13 at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers, Downtown.

The event is part of the congregation's centennial weekend honoring the immigrants who established the third Serbian Orthodox parish in the country and the first in the Serbian Diocese of Eastern America.

Other components are:

  • Great Vespers at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the church, 901 Hartman St., followed by a reception in the social hall and a 9 p.m. dance at the South Side Serbian Club. Admission to the dance is $5.

  • Divine Liturgy at the church at 10 a.m. Oct. 13, followed by a reception in the social hall.

  • Divine Liturgy at the church at 10 a.m. Oct. 14, followed by a 1 p.m. picnic at Jacob Woll Pavilion in Renziehausen Park with music by Radost.

    The centennial dinner is at 6 p.m., with cocktails from 5 to 6, includes music by Orchestra Istina and costs $60 for adults, $30 for children 12 and younger.

    Tickets may be ordered from Helen Kavic Barna, Box 666, Duquesne, PA 15110. Make checks payable to the St. Sava 100th Anniversary Committee and indicate the names of those attending and choice of New York strip steak or boneless chicken breast Wellington.

    For centennial weekend details, call the church at (412) 672-1872.

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