Tawnya Panizzi, Author at ShalerJournal.com

Author: Tawnya Panizzi


Millvale receives EcoDistricts Certification
May 29, 2020
The Millvale Ecodistrict is the second in the world to earn prestigious honors for guiding neighborhood development with an eye toward resilience, equity and climate protection.

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Etna plants 60 new trees near Route 8 to reduce air pollution
May 28, 2020
Etna residents who live near Route 8 will be breathing cleaner air thanks to 60 new trees planted last week.

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Shaler road closed for utility line repair
May 21, 2020
Motorists who travel along Wetzel Road in Shaler should allow extra time Thursday.

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Shaler’s Crawford Pool opening undecided, season passes will be refunded
May 20, 2020
Shaler commissioners haven’t ruled out opening Crawford Pool for the summer but they have decided to refund residents who purchased season passes.

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Shaler school district official: No tax hike for 2020-21
May 18, 2020
Shaler Area School District residents are not expected to see a tax hike in the 2020-21 school year, officials announced last week.

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Shaler Area seniors organize ‘Fill-a-Truck’ food distribution
May 17, 2020
What began as a desire to feed the hungry in Millvale has grown into a multi-group fundraiser delivering upwards of $20,000 in grocery gift cards and truckloads of food.

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Shaler’s Fawcett Field, Eagle Canyon Trail to get upgrades next year
May 14, 2020
Nearly $700,000 in upgrades are scheduled for Fawcett Field and Eagle Canyon Trail in Shaler, but work will be pushed to 2021 while commissioners try to secure money to cover the work.

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Eden Hall trout to be harvested, delivered to 412 Food Rescue in Millvale
May 13, 2020
Fish that were raised at Chatham University’s Eden Hall will be harvested today and Saturday to feed people across the Lower Valley.

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Shaler, Etna pool openings to be determined
May 8, 2020
Swimming pools in Etna and Shaler could open this summer, officials said, pending recommendations from the Allegheny County and state health departments.

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Etna installing ADA-compliant curb ramps
May 5, 2020
Traffic delays in Etna will be sporadic through June after a project launched this week to install ADA-compliant curb ramps.

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Etna police seek help locating woman, 20, missing since January
April 30, 2020
Etna police need help locating a 20-year-old woman missing since Jan. 9.

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Etna’s Dinner for Neighbors program is helping residents and restaurants
April 29, 2020
Etna’s newly-launched Dinner for Neighbors program is being hailed as a triple-win for the community.

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Allegheny Land Trust works to protect Girty’s Woods
April 28, 2020
An acquisition by the Allegheny Land Trust is expected to connect thousands of Lower Valley residents with green space hemmed within the urban confines of Reserve Township.

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Coronavirus concerns prompt municipalities to cancel Memorial Day celebrations
April 27, 2020
A month out from Memorial Day, parade organizers in Aspinwall, Blawnox, Sharpsburg, O’Hara and Etna have axed plans for holiday celebrations amid coronavirus concerns.

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Millvale, Etna, Sharpsburg buddy up to aid those in need during quarantine
April 24, 2020
The simple act of calling a neighbor could be enough to change someone’s day during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, leaders of the Millvale Community Development Corporation (MCDC) said.

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Shaler intersection gets green light for traffic light
April 23, 2020
A Route 8 traffic light that’s been eyed for many years by motorists and business owners has received the go-ahead by Shaler commissioners.

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Portions of Route 28 near Etna closed for inspection
April 23, 2020
A portion of northbound Route 28 near Etna will be closed Thursday and Friday for inspection, PennDOT announced.

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Allegheny County and Shaler sharing costs of Elfinwild Road Bridge repair
April 21, 2020
Shaler will bear some of the costs of the Elfinwild Road Bridge reconstruction, commissioners said during their regular meeting last week.

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Shaler Township accepts $1.5 million bid for summer road work
April 20, 2020
Shaler residents this summer will see the largest road paving program in township history.

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Shaler drug take-back canceled amid coronavirus concerns
April 6, 2020
Shaler’s annual drug take-back day, scheduled as part of the national outreach, is canceled during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Shaler, Millvale, Etna adapt for meetings, logistics during shutdown
April 3, 2020
With municipal offices closed to the public during the coronavirus outbreak, residents still can ask questions of their local government, participate in monthly meetings or obtain permits and other assistance.

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Some locks on Allegheny River operating under reduced hours, staff
April 2, 2020
Allegheny River locks in Harmar and Aspinwall will operate under reduced hours and less staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Local emergency services seeking PPE donations
March 31, 2020
Lower Valley emergency services are asking residents to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid a shortage in the coming months.

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Online learning to begin Monday for Shaler Area students
March 27, 2020
Shaler Area students will begin online learning Monday, in the wake of extended school closures for the coronavirus outbreak.

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East Elfinwild Road to close for 9 months for Pine Creek Bridge replacement
March 3, 2020
A portion of East Elfinwild Road in Shaler will close mid-March for nine months.

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Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church hosting Fill the Truck food drive
January 14, 2020
Empty shelves at local food banks are expected to be filled through an annual event at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, with organizers hoping to draw enough items to stuff a 10-foot box truck.

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ALCOSAN awards grants to Fox Chapel, Shaler, Etna for sanitary sewer work
November 21, 2019
Fox Chapel has earned more than $250,000 for sanitary sewer work through ALCOSAN’s latest round of funding.

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Sharpsburg Community Garden will benefit from PA Farm Bill and other grants
October 8, 2019
The Sharpsburg Community Garden, along with similar properties in Etna and Millvale, was awarded help from the state this week to keep blooming.

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Sharpsburg and Etna National Night Out honored first responders
August 14, 2019
Sharpsburg and Etna celebrated their inaugural National Night Out on Aug. 6, drawing crowds to meet and greet with local first responders.

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Butler Street ramp to Highland Park Bridge to close for sewer repair
July 31, 2019
Motorists who access the Highland Park Bridge from Butler Street near the Pittsburgh Zoo should allow themselves extra time this weekend.

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National Night Out celebrations aim to boost community connections
July 28, 2019
Thousands of local residents are expected to mark National Night Out on Aug. 6 with an annual celebration in Aspinwall and a first-ever event hosted by Sharpsburg and Etna.

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