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October 26th, 2012
With Hurricane Sandy set to hit the East Coast late Sunday, state and local agencies and area residents are preparing for what might happen.
Governor Tom Corbett on Friday declared a statewide disaster emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy to enable state, county and municipal governments to respond effectively to what is anticipated to be a significant impact.
The current average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in Western PA is $3.781, down 9 cents per gallon from a week ago.
This weekâ€™s average prices: Western PA Average: $3.781; Average price during the week of October 16, 2012Â - $3.871; Average price during the week of October 25, 2011 -Â $3.480. Todayâ€™s National Average PriceÂ - $3.648.
ST. MARYS â€“ Work to improve Route 255 in Fox Township and St. Marys is shutting down for the winter, and all lanes between Greenbriar Drive and Tractor Supply are now open.
PITTSBURGH - In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is participating in a charity auction featuring 46 items of Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins memorabilia. After the auction ends Saturday, October 27, at 10 p.m., Total Sports Enterprise will donate all proceeds from the auction to the Komen Pittsburgh Affiliate.
The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a warning about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page.
If you find a suspicious website that claims to be the IRS, send the siteâ€™s URL by email to email@example.com. Use the subject line, 'Suspicious website'.
The temporary bridge in Penfield was built through Joanie Georginoâ€™s side yard and very close to her front yard. One would think with all the truck traffic through there that it would be very noisy. Joanie said, â€śNo, just the opposite. Due to the good construction of the temporary road, it is quieter than the old road.â€ť
Trick or Treat Night in the Township is Wednesday, October 31 from 6 until 8 pm.Â Children are invited to a hayride to the park for treats, hot dogs and a drink.
St. Boniface School will hold a homemade soup sale.Â There will be spaetzel, vegetable beef, Italian wedding and mushroom barley.Â Please call the school at 885-8093 to place an order by Tuesday, October 30.Â Pickup will be after all Masses the weekend of November 3/4.Â There will also be a soup social after 5 p.m. Mass Saturday, November 3 with soup, salad, sandwich, dessert and drinks.
PITTSBURGH - Who doesnâ€™t like Halloween?Â From the colored leaves, to the crisp autumn air, hay rides, pumpkin patches and the fun and fantasy of wearing costumes, Halloween is a very popular time of year.Â Â
With the holidays rapidly approaching, many teenagers will be behind the wheel visiting family and friends â€¦ and often copying the driving behavior of their parents.Â But, is that a good thing?Â Not necessarily.
ST. MARYS - Beware, motorists!
Little ghosts and goblins may be on the move in your neighborhood, so take extra care while driving this Halloween. Â
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, October 31st is the second highest pedestrian death day of the year behind July 4th.
"Trick-or-treating is a cherished tradition, but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful," said Hal Beimel II, an insurance agent based in St. Marys. "Drivers need to stay alert
and be aware that quiet streets might be busy with youngsters enjoying the holiday."