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

USC, SF students problem-solve for All-Clad

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Students at South Fayette and Upper St. Clair school districts are for the first time working together to provide solutions to real-world problems. Working as consultants for All-Clad Metal Crafters in Canonsburg, seven ...

South Fayette teachers get new contract

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After 16 months of negotiations between district officials and the local teacher’s union, South Fayette teachers have a new five-year contract starting in the 2015-16 school year.

Sen. Smith re-introduces pregnancy protection bill

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State Senator Matt Smith (D-Mt. Lebanon) has re-introduced a bill to ensure employers take care of pregnant workers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Senate Bill 40) would require employers to provide “reasonab...

Upper St. Clair family builds massive holiday display

- It looks like a dream collaboration between Charles Dickens and Norman Rockwell, but the 15 by 15 foot Christmas display inside an Upper St. Clair home is a family project more than 20 years in the making.

Almanac On-Air week of Dec. 17

- A woman gets probation for fatally shooting her cousin. Mt. Lebanon holding a deer hunt the day after Christmas. Peters Township passes its budget and Bethel Park High School removing senior class projects as a ...

Woman gets probation in USC shooting

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A Missouri woman who said she accidentally shot her cousin was sentenced to five years probation in her home state after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Dec. 16.

Drainage work on Rt. 88 in Bethel Park

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PennDOT crews will be restricting traffic on Route 88 in Bethel Park to conduct drainage work starting Wednesday, Dec. 17, weather permitting.

Peters Township Library unveils Maker Space tech

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The Peters Township Library’s Maker Space is setting up to be a place where a kid can design a logo for grandma to embroider, or print the logo as a 3D figurine.

South Fayette passes budget, launches website

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The South Fayette township board of commissioners voted to approve a $9.79 million spending budget for 2015 at its Dec. 10 voting meeting, holding property taxes at 3.48 mils. The board also approved three tax abatement ...

USC, Scott, Peters expanding recycling

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Come spring, Upper St. Clair, Scott and Peters Townships will have expanded their current recycling program to allow for bigger pickups.

Peters Township approves new energy broker

- Switching from their current energy broker On Demand Energy, Peters Township council members voted to approve a switch to LiveEnergy.com to hunt for the best deals on electricity.

Almanac On-Air week of Dec. 10

- A thwarted robbery attempt in Bethel Park. A journalist turned lawman says we're in a new era of extremists recruiting new terrorists. And a day after receiving the honor of being the nation's oldest Eagle Scout...

Some Dormont customers to be without water Wednesday

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Pennsylvania American Water crews will be making improvements to its water systems on Dec. 10 on Potomac Avenue from Banksville Road to Broadway Avenue, which will require temporary disruption of water service to custome...

South Fayette Township re-branding

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The website for South Fayette township is getting a fresh coat of paint and rolling out with a new interface the week of Dec. 9.

Delayed: Boyce Road remains closed through Friday

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Boyce Road between Mayview and Hunting Ridge Roads will remain closed until Saturday, December 13, 2014, said Pennsylvania American Water spokesman Gary Lobaugh.

Boyce Road scheduled to reopen Dec. 9

- Commuters rejoice: Boyce Road is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, Dec. 9, according to Pennsylvania American Water. 

Former Albert’s Service Station commemorated

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Albert’s Service Station should have been the set of a sitcom. There was a monkey running around, a toothless vagrant and drivers who thought R on the gear shift meant “really fast.” The family of th...

Almanac On-air Dec. 3

- A man accused of rape in Peters Township has fled the country. The former site of a Scott Township family-owned gas station was commemorated by Point Park. And our editorial this week says it's time for cameras ...

John Miller speaks at Town Hall South on the new faces of terrorism

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Much has changed in the fight against terrorism and also how Islamic terrorists are recruiting new members. Terrorists are now trawling the Internet with videos that can appeal to young people all over the world. In a ta...

Sen. Matt Smith: be wary of rebates

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Ahead of the biggest shopping days of the year, state Senator Matt Smith (D-Mt. Lebanon) said consumers should be wary of manufacturer rebate offers on purchased goods.

‘Newsies’ actress hosts workshop at South Fayette

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Ginna Claire Mason wants prospective actors to know their verbs and nouns. Knowing how to develop a character on the spot with five minutes to go before an audition is what can land an aspiring actor a gig–or leav...

South Fayette rolling out new career prep software

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South Fayette School District board members approved a college and career preparation software suite, Naviance, at their Nov. 25 meeting. The Hobsons Inc. software is contracted for three years at a cost of $15,054. The ...

Almanac On-Air week of Nov. 26

- Peters township's preparing for natural gas drilling. Meantime the township's draft budget is holding the line on taxes. And this holiday week may be a difficult one for travel. Those headlines and sports, part ...

Bethel Park students record books for Children’s Hospital

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Young patients recuperating at Children’s Hospital in Lawrenceville will soon have another way to cope with the restlessness of recovery – a series of books brought to life. The books, like Dr. Seuss’...

Peters Township draft budget holds taxes

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The $19.8 million Peters Township draft budget for 2015 stays real estate taxes at 13 mills, which has remained the same since 2011. Council will hold a hearing on the budget Dec. 1 and vote on it Dec. 15.

State, local police start DUI enforcement

- Operation Safe Holiday kicks off Nov. 21 with state and local police agencies focusing on nighttime seat belt use and impaired driving enforcement.

CMU data analysis: games worst for phone privacy

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A flashlight phone application was forced to shut down in 2013 thanks to a Carnegie Mellon University team that tracks what apps actually do versus user expectation in terms of privacy. Now after trawling through nearly ...

LINX surgery allows father and daughter to enjoy Thanksgiving

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Dr. Jodi Lech and her father, Ron Petri, share a magnetic bond. Both suffered through burning, acidic pains of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) before having a small band of magnetic beads implanted a...

Multi-house fire in Scott

- No one was injured but at least one person was taken to St. Clair Hospital as a precaution after a fire broke out Nov. 19 in the 1200 block of Washington Avenue in Scott Township. Route 50 at the intersection of...

Peters Township weighs zoning options for drilling

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Members of Peters Township council and planning commission met Nov. 18 to discuss how to update their zoning ordinances to allow natural gas drilling in feasible areas. As council weighs options ahead of a January public...

Bethel Park hosts career spotlight series

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John Hinderliter has to hustle to sell his art.

Almanac On-Air week of Nov. 19

- A man found dead in Bethel Park. The woman accused of fatally shooting her cousin in Upper St. Clair will live with the victims parents until trial. And Mt. Lebanon may see more hunters in the neighborhood as pa...

BRGR opens at Galleria

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The wait for booze-laced milkshakes and gourmet-style burgers is over in the Mt. Lebanon-Upper St. Clair area, as BRGR opened its doors Nov. 18. With sandwiches like the Double Yoi (pastrami, swiss cheese, fried egg, col...

Mt. Lebanon journalist, activist dead at 67

- Lawrence Fredric Evans was many things to many people.

Body found in Bethel Park identified

- The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office has identified the man whose body was found in a creek around 10 a.m. Nov. 14 along Delaware Avenue in Bethel Park as 31-year-old David Hess. A supervisor who answe...

Woman charged in USC shooting to live with victim’s parents

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As a condition of waiving her preliminary hearing, the 28-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting her cousin in what witnesses said was an accident will be allowed to stay with relatives while awaiting a trial date.

South Fayette holds taxes, looks to hire personnel

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An assistant engineer and four police officers are positions South Fayette Township is looking to hire as the 2015 draft operating budget of $9.79 million holds property taxes at 3.48 mils. A final budget is to be voted ...

Mt. Lebanon Model U.N. keeps winning

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As the 3:00 bell rings on a Friday afternoon inside Mt. Lebanon High School, most kids are charging out the door ready for the weekend, while a few dozen students are hammering away on keyboards in preparation for anothe...

Canon-Mac benefactor display honors Bernard Singer

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Bernard Singer had no children of his own, yet still made youth a priority after setting up at least $500,000 worth of grant programs at Carlow and California universities for Canon-McMillan graduates. The day after Vete...

Almanac On-Air week of Nov. 12

- Mt. Lebanon passes a potentially illegal ordinance. The Mt. Lebanon High School renovations project could run over budget. And Upper St. Clair's school board is taking its time selecting which capital projects i...

Honoring living veterans in Upper St. Clair

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It’s usually a somber occasion amid the playing of taps and a 12-gun salute, but those who gathered on a sunny Veterans Day in Upper St. Clair’s Veterans Park sang happy birthday to a 90-year-old Navy veter...

Upper St. School Board mulls capital projects

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Improvements to the stadium, theater, parking lots, swimming pool and locker rooms – all are on a list of dozens of items that need prioritization for the Upper St. Clair school board to act on which ones are wort...

Mt. Lebanon residents vote to allow legal notices outside newspapers

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More than 70 percent of Mt. Lebanon voters cast their ballot on Nov. 4 to allow legal notices previously required to be published in newspapers to be publicized in other ways, such as a physical posting inside the munici...

Medicare costs for speech devices could change

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Those who use speech generating devices may end up paying entirely for the technology if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services do not stay a classification of the devices as medical equipment.

South Fayette, Bridgeville libraries name new joint director

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As South Fayette and Bridgeville libraries join forces for a second year, the organizations have named Cheryl Napsha to become new library director. Napsha replaces Rebecca Long, who took a job with the Erie County Publi...

Bethel Park Vietnam veteran awarded medals

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Vietnam veteran Carl Charnesky said the war sure wasn’t a Boy Scout outing.

Almanac On-Air week of Nov. 5

- Tom Wolf is Pennsylvania's next governor. A woman accused of fatally shooting her cousin with a handgun Halloween night. Area governments looking to hold the line on taxes. And it's diabetes awareness month. The...

Election recap: newcomers unseat incumbents

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It’s a switch of Toms in Harrisburg as Tom Wolf defeated Governor Tom Corbett for the state’s highest office. Nearly all national media outlets projected his win five minutes after the polls closed on Nov. ...

Upper St. Clair budget stays tax rates

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The millage rate for Upper St. Clair residents is slated to stay at 3.83 mills as the board of commissioners reviewed the township’s last draft of the 2015 budget to be voted on in December. The board closed the b...

Diabetes awareness: all sugar not equal

- Experts say by 2050, nearly half of Americans are expected to become diabetic. With more than 29 million currently diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed a resoluti...