Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

WESTMORELAND NEWS BUREAU BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

WESTMORELAND NEWS BUREAU BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

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North Huntingdon

It's not the geese that caused the temporary prohibition of fishing at Indian Lake Park but a nearby sewer-line break Friday that has since been fixed by the township municipal authority.

The park closed while repairs were made to the sewer line, but the lake remains off limits for fishing as a public safety precaution. Officials are waiting for the Department of Environmental Protection to approve test results by the authority detailing the level of fecal contamination, said Parks and Recreation Director Eric Lucas.

The temporary fishing prohibitions is putting a crimp in the free township-sponsored Big Fish Contest that runs through Oct. 9 at Indian Lake or Oak Hollow parks.

Since opening day in April, close to 100 people have entered the ongoing contest for five age categories to win fishing tackle, Lucas said. The categories are between ages 2 to 5 and 19 and up.

Between the two lakes, there are four tagged fish that will win the lucky angler a $25 gift certificate bonus to a local sporting goods store.

Size will be judged by the length of the fish, which must be legally caught, with entries measured by a township employee or a submitted photo of the fish alongside a tape measure. For more information, contact the recreation department at 724-863-3806, ext. 124.

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Developers of the approved Mills Point shopping center in are proceeding with construction plans to begin work later this year.

"We'd like to get in the ground this fall," said Norman McHolme, of McHolme Builders Inc. in Elizabeth Township. His company and the DeBartolo Property Group have formed the Mills Barnes Lake Partnership for the project along Route 30.

Plans for a dual left-turning lane into the site, across from Kohl's department store, have been approved by the state Department of Transportation and are now scheduled in the state's current Transportation Improvement Program. But the plan to widen Route 30 into six lanes along this stretch of highway has not yet been included, McHolme said.

Mills Point development, planned for 57 acres of farmland along Route 30 and Barnes Lake Road, will feature a 200,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter. …

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