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Escapees arrested

| Saturday, March 27, 2004

PITTSBURGH: Two men who escaped from the Alle-Kiski Pavilion on Feb. 17, were arrested Friday after police found them hiding in a home in the Knoxville section of Pittsburgh.

Timothy Large, 26, of Bell Vernon, and Blaine Michaels, 30, of McKeesport, were both found in a second floor bedroom of an Amanda Street home.

Police said Michaels offered no resistance, and Large was apprehended after a brief struggle with detectives. Both men were serving a sentences for aggravated assault

The men were arrested after police received an anonymous tip that the men were there.

Harmar

The township's tax collector, Pat Janoski, will hold office hours in the municipal building at 701 Freeport Road from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 6. Office hours also will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28.

New Kensington

The New Kensington Municipal Authority recently was awarded a $1.4 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, according to state Rep. John Pallone, D-Arnold.

The money will be used to build a new pump station and intake screen at the water treatments plant, and also to paint three water storage tanks.

Springdale

Volunteers are needed to make Springdale Borough's centennial a success in 2006.

The second meeting of the Springdale Borough Centennial Committee meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday. There will be discussion about what events and activities to have, and when to have the celebration.

Future meetings are scheduled for the last Sunday of each month.

The meeting will be in the borough building, 325 School St.

  • Council is looking for people to serve on the recreation and zoning hearing boards. Letters of interest must include name, address and telephone number.

    Also, applications are being accepted for summer laborers and recreation counselors. Applications are available at the borough office, 325 School St.

    Across the Valley

    Daylight savings time is about two weeks away, and PennDOT suggests that drivers prepare for setting clocks ahead by one hour so they aren't tired when driving.

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 100,000 crashes involved drowsiness and fatigue as a principle factor last year.

    That amounted to 1.5 percent of all crashes, PennDOT said.

    At least 1,500 people died and 71,000 were injured, according to NHTSA estimates.

    Daylight savings time happens April 4.

    Compiled by Staff writer Michael Aubele

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