David Singer

Multimedia Reporter
Phone No:
724-949-1198

Email:
dsinger@thealmanac.net

Bio: Washington County native formerly of KDKA, WJPA Radio now shooting video, photography and covering the South Hills, Upper St. Clair and South Fayette.

Department: News

Stories written by David Singer

Char Valley dedicates Korean War memorial

- Four local service members who lost their lives in Korea in the 1950s are now memorialized at Chartiers Valley High School.

South Fayette graduating 10 Eagle Scouts

- South Fayette High School will graduate 10 Eagle Scouts in June.

Compassion Connection counsels those with, without faith

- The Bethel Park nonprofit is counseling both the faithful and faithless as it celebrates anniversaries and milestones.

Almanac On-Air week of May 20

- Three bank robberies; a Mt. Lebanon land lord is in trouble; free cancer screenings; and an amnesiac Scott Twp. man becomes a cop for life.

Quarterback painting latest from USC artist

- The latest work from Upper St. Clair artist Dino Guarino captures six Hall of Fame quarterbacks from Western Pennsylvania.

Mt. Lebanon board approves budget, teachers’ contract

- A new budget and teachers' contract were approved at the May 18 regular meeting.

Two area banks robbed

- Banks in Bethel Park and Castle Shannon were robbed within days of each other.

Free cancer screenings at Peters Health + Wellness Pavilion

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There were 192–nearly 20 percent–of the 960 patients tested through Allegheny Health Network’s free cancer screenings through 2014 who were found to have cancerous abnormalities or warning signs. Dr....

Attorney General sues Mt. Lebanon landlord

- A Mt. Lebanon landlord is facing over $400,000 in fines, unpaid taxes and restitution to former tenants after leaving them in squalor conditions.

Mt. Lebanon commissioners mull home rule charter changes

- Mt. Lebanon commissioners mule two potential changes to home rule charter

Almanac On-Air week of May 13

- Canonsburg police first to use Narcan; Mt. Lebanon School board poised to approve a new teachers' contract and a budget; two lawmakers trying to shine a light into executive sessions; and a stink in Peters Township about ma...

Mt. Lebanon school board to OK budget, teacher contract

- The Mt. Lebanon school board is set to approve a new budget and teacher's contract.

Canonsburg police pilot heroin antidote program

- Canonsburg police are the first department in Washington County and only the second in Western Pennsylvania to carry the heroin antidote nalaxone.

Lebo submarine pitcher departs on naval training mission

- James Very is very much a nautical person, and this is the story of his unorthodox path to a career as marine merchant engineer and crewman.

Allegheny County Council rejects restaurant grades

- The controversial proposal to post letter grades outside Allegheny County resturaunts got an "F" from county council.

USC native’s “Milkman” movie nets awards

- An Upper St. Clair and Point Park graduate is milking his new short film for all its worth after netting two awards.

Three local spots to watch Pacquiao-Mayweather fight Saturday

- Three local venues will be showing the Manny Pacquiao - Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fight May 2.

Almanac On-Air week of April 28

- Peters Township is taking over the library; and two critter-based stories this week in Bethel Park and Mt. Lebanon.

‘Deer Doctor’ diagnoses “feeding problem” in Mt. Lebanon

- Gardening with "deer candy" plants has been the modus operandi of Mt. Lebanon residents, according to "deer doctor" Sandy Baker.

Disabled hunters ably hunt in Bethel Park

- An organization that helps disabled hunters get back out in the field is turning its eyes toward coyotes, and soon, turkey as well.

Allegheny Health Network part of new “obesity balloon” trial

- The first U.S. trial of balloons inflated in the stomach to curb appetite is happening at Allegheny Health Network.

Almanac On-Air week of April 22

- South Fayette commissioners in dire straits; Peters Twp. school board looking to trim the budget while adding support staff; and doughnuts–doughnuts everywhere! It's all in this week's podcast recap of Sou...

South Fayette breaks ground on new playground

- A new playground set to open in June at Fairview Park-the kind of project township officals hope the South Fayette Community Fund could provide for in the future.

Tensions run high at South Fayette commissioners meeting

- Bad blood was dredged up among commissioners and the public as a lawsuit filed by a commissioner against the township put the board on edge at the April 15 South Fayette Township meeting.

“Apps of Hate” discussion at area schools

- Middle school students discussed the destrcutive nature of anonymous cyber bullying and ways to combat it; as well as legislation that could punish offenders.

South Fayette commissioner sues township, board members

- A South Fayette commissioner says in a federal lawsuit he was blindsided by a "a craven display of political cowardice and vengeance" after a vote to censure him for seeking legal opinons from the solicitor.

Full closure inbound I-376, April 17-20

- Getting into Pittsburgh will be a challenge for motorists the weekend of April 17-20.

Almanac On-Air week of April 15

- Terror threats, adolescent FBI trainees, new development in South Fayette and the trial of Gold E. Locks­-all featured in this week's Almanac On-Air.

Bethel Park council puts police chief referendum to voters

- Bethel Park voters will have the chance in November to allow the police chief to report to one person instead of every council member.

Traffic alerts for South Fayette, Green Tree and Scott

- Construction work continues in South Fayette, Green Tree and Scott during the week of April 13.

Mike Super wows with magic at South Fayette

- Mike Super put on an impressive and laugh-filled magic show to benefit the South Fayette hockey team on April 11.

Changes in child abuse laws as advocates sought

- New laws are protecting more children from abuse, but with increases in protections, there is an increased need for child advocate volunteers.

Students return to Seton-La Salle High School after threat

- Seton-La Salle High School is closed for a third day due to a threat of violence that came via email.

Organ donation event brings families together

- Families shared heartwrenching stories of loss and redemption at an organ donation event at St. Clair Hospital.

Don’t trash around this litter lady

- Sandy Dunlop was caught by the Almanac several years ago cleaning up litter. She's doing it again in a new neighborhood.

South Fayette receives two proposals for Star City

- Two developers presented differing visions for Star City, and the board of commissioners heard suggestions to partner with Upper St. Clair for Independence Day fireworks.

Allegheny Council again punts on restaurant grading system

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Despite approval from the Allegheny County Health Department in September, the proposed system to rate restaurants with a posted A-B-C letter grade was once again sent to the health and human services subcommittee at cou...

Char Valley student selected for FBI program

- She wore an FBI bracelet and a quarter-coin necklace with a stamped-out handgun. Little wonder that 16-year-old Brittany Reinstadtler was selected to be the FBI National Academy Associates Western Pa. candidate ...

Almanac On-Air week of April 8

- Deer landscaping, (human) health rankings, grocery stores closing and The Almanac's basketball MVP–all in this week's podcast.

Rep. Ortitay hears constituents’ concerns

- Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-South Fayette) held open houses at his offices in South Fayette and Burgettstown on April 6.

USC changing ordinances for Wi-fi towers

- Upper St. Clair has continued a public hearing reguarding ordinances for Wi-fi towers to May.

“Deer doctor” coming to Mt. Lebanon April 25-27

- The overriding reason cited for the failed and controversial deer cull in Mt. Lebanon was traffic trouble and auto accidents with the skittish animals. In a bid to quell concerns of another problem often mention...

Traffic alert for Green Tree, Scott

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PennDOT crews will be conducting milling and repaving work on Greentree Road in Scott Township and Green Tree Borough the week of April 6.

New Microsoft tablet unveiled to little fanfare

- In light of Microsoft's newest tablet, area businesses and school districts weigh in on their preferences.

Allegheny County improves in some health rankings, declines in others

- Though premature deaths are declining in Allegheny County, a new report shows the factors contributing to it are not.

Planned power outages in South Fayette April 7

- Some residents in South Fayette will lose power for at least an hour on April 7.

Almanac On-Air week of April 1

- This week's podcast looks at new security at Peters Twp. School District, the ongoing ethical considerations of assisted suicide; and The Almanac debuts a new sports podcast Friday.

Upper St. Clair holding hearing on new CVS Pharmacy

- Upper St. Clair will hold a public hearing on May 4 to review an application for construction of a CVS Pharmacy on Washington Road.

Allegheny County road restrictions; PennDOT hosts online meeting

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PennDOT crews will be do paving, drilling and research work on various roads in Allegheny County March 31-April 2, weather permitting. Intermittent, short-term lane restrictions will occur in each direction as needed fro...

Spring showers bring insurance woes

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Frozen pipes make way for flooded basements as Spring brings rain that may catch homeowners off guard. In 2014, Pennsylvania was the number seven leading state for insurance claims related to water damage with 14,235 cla...