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Family fun day planned for airport
Music and activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the Pittsburgh International Airport terminal.
The family fun day will take place in the Landside Terminal and will feature music, activities for children including bouncy houses, a giant slide and obstacle challenges. Event parking is free.
Guests will have access to the Airmall, visit gate areas and watch planes take off and land, an activity that has been prohibited since Sept. 11, 2001. There also will be activities planned by the Airport Authority, the Airmall shops and restaurants, and the airlines.
The Airport Authority is planning an aviation models exhibit featuring models and artifacts from Allegheny County Airport Authority employees, airlines and other airport family employees on display in landside and airside terminals.
The terminal opened Oct. 1, 1992.
Mass casualty drill conducted at mall
Dozens of emergency vehicles with lights flashing rushed Sunday night to The Mall at Robinson for a large-scale emergency mass casualty drill. There was no real emergency at the mall.
The drill, which started at 7 p.m., was coordinated through the mall Management Team, Robinson Township Police Department, Robinson Township Office of Emergency Management, Robinson Township EMS and local fire departments.
Although it was a simulation, most participants, including first responders, had limited knowledge about the circumstances. Mass casualties were simulated but no weapons were used.
Appalachian music concert coming up
Reservations are being accepted for a concert of Appalachian music featuring Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers playing fiddle and banjo and singer Ellen Gozion at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Woodville Plantation, Washington Pike.
A wine and cheese reception will follow. Tickets are $20 and must be reserved before the day of the show. Seating is limited. Proceeds will benefit Woodville Plantation, the home of John and Presley Neville. Built in 1775, the living history museum interprets life from 1780 to 1820, the era of the New Republic.
Reservations: www.woodvilleplantation.org or 412-388-1817.
Stroll haunted past
The McKees Rocks Historical Society is sharing the darker side of local history with milelong Haunted History Walks at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday through the Bottoms area. The walks will last about an hour each.
There will be stories about the "Curse of Chief Shingiss," a Delaware Indian chief who is said to have met with George Washington in the Bottoms in 1753. Also, there will be discussion about the unsolved mass murders of the 1930s that tie McKees Rocks to Cleveland, via railroad car with the "Mad Butcher" torso serial killings.
Visitors can honor the immigrants of the The Pressed Steel Car Co. strike in 1909, where hundreds were wounded in the eight-week strike. The work stoppage culminated in an event known as "Bloody Sunday" that resulted in the deaths of 12 to 26 people Aug. 22, 1909.
Participants will gather at Ranger Field between the intersections of Shingiss and Sproul streets and Hamilton and Sproul streets to park in the shadow of the Indian Mound, hand-built by the Adena Indians between 200 B.C. and 100 A.D.
Tickets are $5. Reservations are limited.
Job fair today
"Energize Your Career" is the theme for a job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Beaver Valley Mall.
Job-seekers may register on the stage in front of Victoria's Secret and enter a drawing to win a gift card. Individuals should bring resumes to share with these employers:
Villa St. Joseph of Baden Inc., Nova Chemicals, Inmetco, Giant Eagle, PJ Food Service, Verizon Wireless, Heart 2 Heart Home Health and Homecare, Comfort Keepers, CMR USA, LLC, Verland, Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems of Western PA/N.E. OH., ManPower, TRG Customer Solutions, Masonic Village at Sewickley, Kelly Services Inc., and Heritage Valley.
The job fair is sponsored by Job Training for Beaver County Inc., PA CareerLink, Beaver County, and DCI Career Institute.
Penn State Beaver presents programs
Wild World of Animals based in Washington County will present a free show for the public at noon today in the auditorium of the Student Union Building. The event is sponsored by the Beaver campus Office of Student Activities and Students Affairs.
The company specializes in providing educational wildlife shows with more than 85 animals, including big cats, wolves, large carnivores, primates, birds of prey, parrots, venomous and nonvenomous snakes, reptiles, small mammals, and amphibians.
The event is not a petting zoo, and audience members are not permitted to interact with the animals.
Wild World of Animals has appeared across the country and on a variety of television programs, including "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Good Morning America."
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3947.
• The admissions office will host a Columbus Day application workshop from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday in the Student Union Building.
Guests can complete an application to attend Penn State. All those applying must bring a transcript. Applicants for the Beaver campus may receive a decision immediately. The application fee will be waived.
Also, there will be information about financial aid and academic programs. Campus tours will be offered.
Information: email@example.com or 1-877-JOIN-PSU.
• Representatives from more than 100 colleges, universities and technical schools and the military will answer questions and provide information about academic programs and careers during the annual Beaver County College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the campus gymnasium. The event is free.
Officials from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency will answer questions about financial aid and individuals from the Educational Opportunity Centers and the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit's Regional Choice Initiative Program also will discuss programs.
Information: www.beaver.psu.edu or 724-773-3801.
Road work will restrict traffic
There will be traffic restrictions this week during maintenance by state Department of Transportation crews on these Beaver County roads:
• Ashwood-Shenago Road, Big Beaver -- Crack sealing between the Lawrence County line and Elmwood Road.
• Belton Road, North Sewickley -- Crack sealing between Townwood and Brighton roads.
• Blockhouse Run Road, Daugherty -- Pipe replacement between Silver Springs and Wise's Grove roads.
• Brady's Run Road, Brighton -- Drainage repairs between Constitution Boulevard and Grange Road.
• Brighton Road, North Sewickley -- Crack sealing between Route 65 and Second Street.
• Brodhead Road, Hopewell -- Crack sealing between the Allegheny County border and Pleasant Drive.
• Chapel Drive/Celia Road, North Sewickley -- Crack sealing between Route 65 and Shady Rest Road.
• Friendship Road, Big Beaver -- Crack sealing between Ashwood Road and Homewood.
• Gringo Independence Road, Hopewell -- Shoulder repairs between Davidson Lane and Independence Road.
• Hanover Kendall Road, Hanover -- Paving between Pleasant Hills and Frankfort roads.
• Interstate 376 (Beaver Valley Expressway), Potter -- Shoulder repairs between Monaca (exit 39) and Center (exit 42).
• Monroe Street, New Galilee -- Patching between New Galilee Road and Cleveland Avenue.
• Patterson Road, Raccoon -- Crack sealing between Green Garden and Holt roads.
• Sunflower Road/Deer Lane, New Sewickley -- Patching at the intersection.
• Wallace City Road, New Sewickley -- Pipe replacement between McElhiney and Metzhill roads.
First Published October 4, 2012 6:45 am