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Bethel Park Historical Society

January 22, 2017 by Brenda Mercer Cline (Register to contact)

The Bethel Park Historical Society is a 501 (c) non profit organization located in the Schoolhouse Arts & History Center, 2600 South Park Road. We have rental space, a venue for a small event and memberships available. Find / Follow / Like us on Facebook.

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April 26, 2016 by Douglas Reymer (Register to contact)

I'm a caregiver for some sweet 90 year old parents. Beyond that, my professional life has passed. Perhaps this is what we are raised to do.

heart transplant

April 21, 2016 by Gerald Marcus (Register to contact)

Hello classmates
On march 24 2016 I received a heart transplant At Ohio state Columbus Wexler heart hospital
well now i have news that a 20 yo female donated her heart to me the donor family sent a note to me

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Teen Facing Multiple Charges For Allegedly Threatening Bethel Park High School  CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. BETHEL PARK, Pa. (KDKA) — A Bethel Park teenager faces multiple charges after allegedly threatening to commit a ...

Bethel Park High School To Be Closed Wednesday Because Of Sprinkler Malfunction  CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. BETHEL PARK, Pa. (KDKA) – The Bethel Park High School will be closed on Wednesday because of a sprinkler ...

Knife Confiscated From Bethel Park High School Student  CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. BETHEL PARK (KDKA) — The Bethel Park School District says a student brought a knife to school Thursday. In a letter to ...

John C. ‘Jack’ Lowry, a nurseryman who co-owned Lowry & Co. with his wife, dies  Baltimore Sun

John C. “Jack” Lowry, a nurseryman and co-owner of Lowry & Co. and a collector of vintage automobiles who made plant deliveries to clients in a black Cadillac ...

Knife confiscated from student at Bethel Park High School  WPXI Pittsburgh

BETHEL PARK, Pa. - Bethel Park School District officials said a student brought a knife to the high school on Thursday. According to an email sent to parents, the ...

Bethel Park High School Student Speaks Out Against Hall Pass App  CBS Pittsburgh

Bethel Park High School is switching from paper hall passes to high-tech passes, and some parents and students aren't happy about the change; KDKA's Paul ...

Bethel Park baseball coach resigns  The Almanac

Bethel Park baseball head coach Tony Fisher submitted his resignation this week ending a nine-year tenure at the helm of the program at his alma mater.

Principals: Anti-bullying efforts paying off in Bethel Park  The Almanac

Efforts to curb bullying in Bethel Park School District appear to be working, building principals told the school board March 26.

‘Threat days’ becoming a trend in Bethel Park School District  The Almanac

Bethel Park has seen a few school cancellations this year, but they aren't snow days. Instead, they're threat days.

Bethel Park High School teacher writes another original for fall play  The Almanac

The world premiere of “Mystery in a Nutshell” will take place Nov. 8 in the Bethel Park High School auditorium.

Cancer doesn't slow Bethel Park athlete Anthony Chiccitt  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Through chemotherapy treatments, Chiccitt has continued to play for Bethel Park baseball team, hitting above .300 for a section champion.

Reporter Update: Suspect In Bethel Park Threat IDed  CBS Pittsburgh

The suspect in the Bethel Park High School threat, 18-year-old Xavier Cisneros, is accused of threatening a school shooting today. More with Meghan Schiller ...

Bethel Park hires new football coach  The Almanac

Bethel Park School Board hired longtime assistant coach Brian DeLallo as head coach to replace Jeff Metheny.

Bethel Park High School Teacher Accused Of Sending Sexual Pictures Faces Judge  CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Bethel Park High School teacher accused of sending sexually explicit messages to an ...

Man accused of assaulting his 9-year-old son at youth wrestling tournament in Bethel Park  WTAE Pittsburgh

Police have charged a 30-year-old man after he allegedly assaulted his 9-year-old son during a youth wrestling tournament at Bethel Park High School.

Bethel Park to revamp high school’s HVAC system  The Almanac

The Bethel Park High School building is only six years old, but school officials are already planning an extensive upgrade.

Bethel Park resident represents Pennsylvania in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen  The Almanac

As Pennsylvania's representative in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Scholarship Competition, Bethel Park resident Riley Evans will face quite a few ...

School active shooter training at Bethel Park High School has police firing blank rounds  WTAE Pittsburgh

Police officials say they will be firing off blank rounds during active shooter training at a suburban Pittsburgh high school to expose students to the sound of ...

Bethel Park hires new municipal manager  The Almanac

Bethel Park drafted a career soldier to be its next municipal manager.

Bethel Park hires new baseball coach  The Almanac

Bethel Park School Board approves Patrick Zehnder as new baseball coach.

Parents allege bullying, harassment plague BP baseball program  The Almanac

Parents of two Bethel Park High School baseball players told the school board May 28 they believe the program fosters a culture of harassment and bullying and ...

Bethel Park football coach resigns  The Almanac

After 25 seasons at the helm, Jeff Metheny resigns as Bethel Park High School football coach.

Nice on the ice: Bethel Park hockey players continue annual tradition  The Almanac

Talk about a hectic morning. “I was actually just in Hershey about three hours ago,” Connor Price said, “and I drove home so I could be here for the skate.”.

Bethel Park offers busing for all students  The Almanac

Bethel Park School District will start busing children who are within walking distance of their schools.

Police say man hit 9-year-old relative after child's wrestling match  WPXI Pittsburgh

BETHEL PARK, Pa. - Police say a man at a youth wrestling tournament in Bethel Park went too far when he assaulted his own family member. Thirty-year-old ...

Bethel Park High School plans active shooter training on Thursday  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bethel Park High School will hold active shooter training for students and staff on Thursday. School police and staff will conduct the drill using ALICE (Alert ...

Parents Upset Over Active Shooter Drill Done ‘To Expose Students To Sound Of Gunfire’  CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. BETHEL PARK (KDKA) — At Bethel Park High School on Thursday, an active shooter drill is scheduled to get underway ...

Some people living in Bethel Park are afraid they'll lose their residential zoning  WPXI Pittsburgh

Bethel Park continues to grow, but there's one thing people living in one development say they don't need.

Bethel Park School District cancels Friday classes after threat  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Bethel Park School District has canceled all classes and activities on Friday because of threatening graffiti found in a school bathroom. Officials found ...

On your feet! Ignite convention brings JoJo Siwa, 'Dance Moms' to Bethel Park Saturday  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Of course, there will be sparkles aplenty when the Ignite Dance Live convention comes to Bethel Park High School on Saturday. But if anyone knows life beyond ...

Should BPHS have its own therapy dog?  Hawk Eye

On Thursday, May 9, the staff of BPHS brought in 5-year-old golden retriever, Piper. Piper has been a *service* dog for about three years now and was brought to ...

Bethel Park teacher attends advanced seminar on the Holocaust  The Almanac

When Leigh Ann Totty attended a 2008 summer seminar on the Holocaust at Columbia University in New York City, she became an Alfred Lerner Fellow.

Open Water  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At 16, depression and gender dysphoria nearly broke Colby Love. Now, he's back in the pool — and his story isn't over.

Bethel Park native leads Light of Life Rescue Mission  The Almanac

During their formative years in Bethel Park, Jerrel Gilliam and his brothers had the best of role models.

Contract negotiations between BP, paraprofessionals at impasse  The Almanac

Paraprofessionals in Bethel Park School District have been working without a contract for nearly three years and it appears the district and the union ...

School News: Week of June 9  The Almanac

Bethel Park. • Two Abraham Lincoln Elementary School faculty members received the Apple Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National State ...

Bethel Park School District expands its police department  WPXI Pittsburgh

BETHEL PARK, Pa. - Gun violence in schools is a reality parents and districts are now forced to grapple with, especially after the shooting in Parkland, Florida ...

1958 classmates gather in renovated former Bethel Park school  The Almanac

During their recent get together, Class of 1958 members were able to have a firsthand look at all the improvements that have taken place over the past two years ...

Blanks to be fired during active shooter drill at local school  WPXI Pittsburgh

Active shooter training will be conducted Thursday at Bethel Park High School, and students will be exposed to the sound of gunfire, according to a letter to ...

Bethel Park band ready to celebrate 20 years together  The Almanac

The members of Day One have been playing as a quartet since 1999 and plan an anniversary show in April.

JoJo Siwa takes a bow in her return to Pittsburgh for 'Dance Moms' appearance at Ignite convention  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penelope Fejes, 4, and her little sister, Adele, almost 3, bopped around the front patio of Bethel Park High School, incapable of standing still. Each was dressed ...

District judge honors Bethel Park, Upper St. Clair citizens of the year  The Almanac

Sam Gaetano, Becky Luzier and Tom O'Brien have been named Citizens of the Year by Ronald Arnoni.

Two Bethel Park High School students facing felony charges accused of making threats of violence  WTAE Pittsburgh

According to the district, an investigation was immediately initiated and the threats were found to be substantiated.

Bethel Park High School teacher arrested for unlawful contact with a minor  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Bethel Park High School teacher was arrested and charged Friday after authorities said he exposed himself to an undercover police officer he believed to be a ...

BP inducts six into Great Alumni Hall of Fame  The Almanac

The Bethel Park Great Alumni Hall of Fame will induct six new members as its Class of 2019 on Jan. 25 at the halftime of the Bethel Park/Peters Township Boys.

Bethel Park graduate makes mark as ventriloquist  The Almanac

Take an entrepreneur turned entertainer turned politician, change one letter of his surname, and you get what Bethel Park native April Brucker came up with ...

VIDEO: Steelers WR Juju Smith-Schuster joins HS cheerleaders, band on sideline  USA TODAY High School Sports

Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was a fan favorite and clearly enjoyed himself at a Bethel Park High School football game.

Bethel Park School District cancels school Friday in response to threat  WTAE Pittsburgh

Bethel Park School District canceled all classes Friday in response to a threat. Advertisement. The district said if the person responsible for writing the ...

Active School Shooter Drill At Bethel Park School Has Parents Concerned  CBS Cleveland

An active shooter drill is scheduled to get underway this morning at Bethel Park High School, but it is causing concern for parents; KDKA's Amy Wadas reports.

Bethel Park students’ 3D-printed honeycombs help cause of bees  The Almanac

High school science teacher Alex Winschel wants to curtail the population decline of the vital insects.

Bethel Park grad excited about Heinz Field homecoming  The Almanac

Levi Metheny anticipates being anxious shortly before kickoff at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 when he steps onto the turf at Heinz Field as the University of Pittsburgh plays ...

Diz commits to St. Bonnies  Hawk Eye

Over the weekend, Maddie Dziezgowski decided on one of the biggest decisions of her life so far. After an at-home visit from the coaches, she decided to follow ...

Hard-To-Recycle event is May 11 at Pgh. Mills  South Pittsburgh Reporter

The Pennsylvania Resources Council will host the first of its six 2019 Hard-To-Recycle Collection events on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Galleria at ...

Glory Days: Bethel Park recalls its state baseball championship team  The Almanac

Members of the 1988 Bethel Park PIAA championship that returned for a reunion included from left: (front) Jim Grady, Tim Rickenbaugh, Frank Cararie, Chris ...

Mike White: Bethel Park's Jeff Metheny belongs among best WPIAL football coaches  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With an old-school style, Metheny has won 200 career games.

Darkened faces for stage crew a no-go in Bethel Park’s high school musicals  The Almanac

Student stage crew members will no longer darken their faces during school plays and musicals at Bethel Park.

YMCA hosts Healthy Kids Day in Bethel Park  The Almanac

Today's youngsters probably aren't all that familiar with the expression “healthy as a horse,” but some of them had the opportunity to meet a fine specimen during ...

New garbage contract will bring changes to Bethel Park  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bethel Park Council at its Monday meeting unanimously approved a five-year $11.6 million garbage and recycling contract with Waste Management that will ...

Threat prompts Bethel Park High School lockdown  WTAE Pittsburgh

An "unsubstantiated threat" has prompted a lockdown Thursday afternoon at Bethel Park High School, according to a district spokeswoman.

Here Are Pittsburgh Areas 125 Best High Schools: U.S. News  Pittsburgh, PA Patch

Here Are Pgh. Area's 125 Best High Schools - Pittsburgh, PA - Find out here how your local high school compares to others in and around Pittsburgh.

Post-Gazette Boys Volleyball Player of the Year: Max Cooley  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Max Cooley turned to volleyball after being rejected in another sport. “I tried volleyball after being cut from the baseball team,” said Cooley, who was in eighth ...

Bethel Park changes stagehand policy after parent raises issue of blackened faces  Tribune-Review

Stagehands at Bethel Park`s high school switched from blackened faces to black ski masks after a concerned parent contacted the district, said Vicki Flotta, ...

Bethel Park serves as setting for high school’s fall play  The Almanac

The typical setting for a Bethel Park High School fall play is along the lines of, say, Sherwood Forest or Never Never Land. This year, it's Bethel Park. The plot of ...

PIAA Class 6A girls championship breakdown: Peters Township vs. Garnet Valley  TribLIVE High School Sports Network

By: Chris Harlan Friday, March 22, 2019 | 10:41 AM. 919551_web1_PTR-PTBethelgbb10-010419. Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review. Peters Twp.'s ...

Bethel Park netter advances to states  The Almanac

Bethel Park freshman finishes third in the WPIAL and advances to the PIAA tennis singles tournament.

PACS Student of the Month: Anthony Chiccitt  Hawk Eye

Hawk Eye's own junior Anthony Chiccitt has been named the PACS Student of the Month for the month of April. Chiccitt is a pretty well-known guy around BPHS.

Chromebooks distributed at Bethel Park High School  The Almanac

One of the overriding instructions to Bethel Park High School students: Make sure your Chromebook is powered and ready to go.

Bethel Park alumnus Rick Sebak shares memories with today’s students  The Almanac

When WQED-TV personality and Bethel Park native Rick Sebak returned to live in his hometown, his daily routine included breakfast at a local restaurant, where ...

Bethel Park High School principal named state’s 2014 Principal of the Year  The Almanac

Bethel Park High School Principal Dr. Zeb Jasante was named the state's 2014 Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and ...

'Feed the pig’ party raises money toward Bethel Park boy’s wheelchair  The Almanac

Some equally troubling news accompanied the diagnosis of Ryan and Kelly Mangini's infant son, Cooper, with a rare neuromuscular disease.

BPSD saves money with help of radio enthusiast  The Almanac

Bethel Park High School Senior Blake Hagerty is an amateur radio enthusiast, and his hobby helped the school district with the purchase of new portable radios ...

Review of Big Shot Bob's House of Wings  Hawk Eye

On Monday, March 11, the South Hills welcomed its first Big Shot Bob's restaurant. Located on South Park Road, this chain that started in Avalon, Pa. has ...

New coat of paint for old Bethel Park High School  The Almanac

The rehabilitation of the old Bethel Park High School building continues to be a priority for Bill Haberthur.

Competitive cheer goes back-to-back  Hawk Eye

On January 5, Hempfield Area High School hosted the 7th annual WPIAL Competitive Spirit Championships. The Bethel Park competitive cheer squad came out ...

Pink flamingos brighten Bethel Park Community Day  The Almanac

If a flock of pink flamingos shows up near your door, thank the Bethel Park High School girls' volleyball team.

Bethettes still kicking their heels after 60 years  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nothing much has changed in the last 60 years when it comes to Bethel Park High School's Bethettes. The group performs and marches with the band during ...

Jurisdiction may change in Bethel Park teacher internet sex case  Observer-Reporter

The preliminary hearing for the Bethel Park teacher accused in an internet sex case was continued because it may now be prosecuted in Allegheny County ...

The week's best reads: The human toll, a guide for primaries and a guide for outdoor dining, plus more  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Risk and exposure in the gas lands. A guide for the primary elections. Where you should eat during the summer in Pittsburgh. Here are the week's best reads.

South Fayette to host 2019 National Student Council Conference  The Almanac

Student leaders from across the United States will converge June 24-26 at South Fayette Township High School for the annual National Student Council ...

Bethel Park students welcome German youth choir  The Almanac

In advance of receiving visitors from Germany, students in Bethel Park High School's advanced placement German class prepared for a task that was best ...

Libell vaults to new heights at Bethel Park  The Almanac

Rebecca Libell setting new standards and winning invitionals in pole vault at Bethel Park. Hopes to captures championships at WPIAL and PIAA finals.

Bethel Park native opens personal training facility  The Almanac

Abby McCormick is the personal trainer behind the new OPEX gym in Bethel Park.

Quick Pix  The Almanac

For the 18th consecutive year, members of the Bethel Park High School Hockey Team spent an afternoon skating with Bethel Park School District special needs ...

Fun Faculty Fact Friday: BP's AP played in the NFL  Hawk Eye

21 October 2006: Pitt quarterback Tyler Palko and center Joe Villani point at defenders. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights defeated the Pitt Panthers 20-10 on October ...

Community lends hand to help flooded Bethel Park horse farm  The Almanac

As has been the case in many such circumstances arising from the June 20 flooding, help is on the way for a Bethel Park horse farm.

National Student Council Conference kicks off with energy, enthusiasm in South Fayette  Observer-Reporter

The National Student Council Conference is happening through Wednesday at South Fayette High School.

Athlete of the Week: Olivia Westphal  Hawk Eye

Olivia Westphal is a sophomore here at BPHS. This is her second year of being a starter on the girls varsity basketball team. She has accomplished great things ...

Mike White Mike White's high school sports chat transcript: 2.12.19  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mike White: Good morning. Busy day. Bob Palko new Mt. Lebanon coach. Will meet team later today. WPIAL playoff pairings meeting tonight. You wanna talk?

Council agrees to bring fireworks back to Bethel Park  The Almanac

Bethel Park will bring back fireworks and a Fourth of July celebration, albeit a few days early this year.

Author and alum Pyszka returns to Bethel Park High School  The Almanac

There is very little in life that stops Sara Pyszka. At the age of 28, Sara has graduated from college and is a published author. The 2005 graduate of Bethel Park ...

Bethel Park Music Program: Talent that speaks for itself  Hawk Eye

For the past 88 years, the Bethel Park High School Music Program has produced some of the most talented student musicians in the country. Consistently ...

South Fayette board approves feasibility study  Observer-Reporter

The South Fayette School Board has asked Hayes Design Group to conduct a six-month feasibility study of the district's facilities.

Athlete of the Week: Sean McGowan  Hawk Eye

Junior Sean McGowan is a well-known athlete here at Bethel Park. McGowan plays both varsity football and baseball for the Hawks. Under the Friday night ...

The Peters curse is broken  Hawk Eye

There is no denying the athleticism at neighboring locality Peters Township. The Indians have had a perfect record against the Hawks in every sport. However ...

Players react to Render's retirement  The Almanac

Upper St. Clair football coach's retirement draws reaction from former players.

Bethel Park netters playing like pros  The Almanac

Bethel Park boys' volleyball team learning, growing and loving the game as they chalk up the victories.

Lookback at the NBA first-round draft picks from the WPIAL and City League  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cam Johnson played basketball at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in the WPIAL and has hopes of being a first-round pick in Thursday's NBA draft. Although ...

School news: Week of July 18  The Almanac

Highlighting the accomplishments of schools in the South Hills and their students.

Girls Tennis MVP - Mia Gorman  Observer-Reporter

Mia Gorman proved a fast learner in her first season of varsity tennis. That's not so surprising, though, because she picked up a racket when she was only three.

Obituary: Roger S. Graham  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Roger S. Graham was the kind of guy who didn't take much guff and who today might be called “transparent,” though he probably wouldn't appreciate the ...

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