Terri Johnson

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Bio: Terri T. Johnson joined The Almanac staff as a regional reporter in 2009. Prior to that time, she was a staff writer for the Observer-Reporter, handling a variety of assignments ranging from municipal government to Washington County court. Terri graduated from West Virginia University in 1971 with a degree in English literature and psychology.

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Stories written by Terri Johnson

Dr. Kristina Skraitz joins father Dr. Timpthy Skraitz in chiropractic practice


Dr. Timothy B. Skraitz remembers the youngest patient he has ever worked on. She was about four hours old, was in the neonatal intensive care unit with breathing problems and was his daughter and oldest child, Kristina S...

At last, Valley Brook Road in Peters Township opens


More than 15 months and $7.36 million later, Valley Brook Road in Peters Township opened to traffic Aug. 28. The first car traveled west up the newly constructed ramp toward Washington Road at exactly 2:47 p.m., followin...

Valley Brook Road in Peters Township to open Aug. 28


Drivers can breathe a sigh of relief as Valley Brook Road in Peters Township is set to reopen for traffic for rush hour the evening of Aug. 28 after more than 15 months of construction to realign the intersection of Old ...

Peters Township Council hears traffic complaints from residents of Boyer Road


When a new residential development with about 40 homes is complete off of Boyer Road known as Whispering Pines, residents along Boyer Road are concerned with the excessive traffic the new development will create.

Books stolen from Mt. Lebanon Public Library


When Cynthia Richey, director of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, was notified recently by other library directors in the Pittsburgh area of a rash of stolen books from public and academic libraries, she conducted a quick...

Peters Township resident questions school board on need to fund band camp


During a previous Peters Township School Board meeting, the board approved spending $2,500 for an upcoming band camp at California University of Pennsylvania. At the Aug. 18 meeting, Robert Speshock of 102 Chestnut Court...

Linus Blankets provide comfort to those in distress


In the “Peanuts” comic strip, Linus Van Pelt is rarely without his blanket, finding it a source of comfort and, in some ways, providing a sense of security. For the 20 or so women in the local chapter of Pr...

Franklin Graham bringing Festival of Hope to Pittsburgh


Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, will be the featured speaker during the Festival of Hope, a three-day Christian event planned for Aug. 15-17 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Nina Fatigati joins father’s medical practice


Nina M. Fatigati remembers the first time she accompanied her father, Dr. Mario Fatigati, on Take Your Daughter To Work Day when she was in first grade. She even recalls that she wore a blue dress. She also remembers mak...

Sprinkler systems in patio homes continues to be topic in Peters Township


Water was a recurring theme during a lengthy meeting of Peters Township Council July 28.

Peters chicken saga continues


Peters Township Council is sharply divided on the issue of whether chickens are pets or farm animals, with one member saying during a July 28 meeting that there are more important issues in the township than poultry.

Increase in free lunch eligible students in Peters Township


In a brief special meeting of the Peters Township School Board July 28, the six members who attended voted unanimously to approve an anticipated new position of Title I reading specialist at McMurray Elementary School. T...

Faith newest member of the freshman class at Bethel Park High School

- Clarification: An earlier version of this story stated that the service dog was trained to alert before a seizure happens. It has been updated to reflect that the dog is only trained to alert that a seizure ...

Bernie Queneau named honorary Eagle Scout at age 102


Bernie Queneau is quick to point out that when, upon meeting someone, he prefers to shake a man’s hand and to hug a lady – with his wife Esther’s permission, of course.

Backyard chickens newest trend in South Hills


With names like Scratchy, Ethel, Lorraine, Junebug, Daisy and Email, six chickens living in the backyard of the Lucas family residence in Peters Township are, by ordinance definition, family pets and are not strictly a f...

In Peters Township, chickens are considered pets


Six hens in Peters Township may live in an outdoor coop and lay eggs, because according to the township’s zoning hearing board and its interpretation of township ordinances, chickens are family pets.

Amendment approved declaring parts of Peters Township mineral extraction ordinance invalid


Peters Township was one of the first municipalities in Washington County to enact a mineral extraction ordinance regulating drilling for natural gas. However, later court challenges and rulings countered some portions of...

Peters Township couple ask for variance to raise chickens


On a regular basis, the Peters Township Zoning Hearing Board fields requests for variances on existing ordinances, such as the need to encroach a few extra feet near a boundary to build a shed or swimming pool.

Water safety top priority at South Hills pools


There is nothing that grabs as much attention as when a lifeguard blows a whistle at a crowded swimming pool on a hot summer day. Technology may have advanced, but it’s the sound of a whistle that signals someone ...

Columbia Gas line replacement begins on East McMurray Road


In an effort to avoid interfering with traffic while replacing an aging gas line along East McMurray Road in Peters Township, Columbia Gas Co. will work on the $1 million project from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Sundays through Friday...