Shots Fired at Westwood Golf Course!

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Shoot Em Tex

Vandergrift, PA

#1 Oct 8, 2009
Looks like more bad publicity for Pat Risha and the school district. When is it going to stop? The article says charges were filed with Magistrate Olasz....Diana Olasz's husband. I wonder if Diana will put in a good word for Pat Risha, Jr. since she is the superintendent's biggest supporter? I'm sure Risha will get a fair trial......
Shots fired at golf club; bartender held
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Patrick M. Risha, the son of West Mifflin Area School District Superintendent Patrick Risha, has been charged by the West Mifflin police in connection with an incident in which shots were fired on the grounds of the Westwood Golf Club early Saturday.
Police Chief Joseph Popovich said officers on patrol heard gunshots coming from the direction of the golf course at about 12:30 a.m.
According to a police report, the officers found four people located on a hill and one of the individuals, Mr. Risha, was firing a 9 mm pistol.
Chief Popovich said Mr. Risha is a bartender at the golf course clubhouse and the other individuals were his friends. They were taken into custody but later released.
Mr. Risha, 27, of Belle Vernon, faces two counts of reckless endangerment and one count each of disorderly conduct and discharging a firearm in violation of a borough ordinance.
Chief Popovich said those charges have been filed with West Mifflin District Justice Richard Olasz and will be mailed in a summons to Mr. Risha.
Mr. Risha's three companions were issued citations for disorderly conduct, according to the chief. They are: Amanda Bargiel, 24, of White Oak; Jace Amore, 26, of Belle Vernon; and Sean Walters, 25, of Elizabeth.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09281/1003743-...
Shoot Em Tex

Vandergrift, PA

#2 Oct 8, 2009
Some of the people who live in the houses that were only 100 feet away believe he was shooting at Phil Shar signs located on Castle Drive.
Who leaked this story

AOL

#3 Oct 8, 2009
Do you West Mifflin people really think that this guy will be fined or punished in any way?

http://www.e-gun.net/body.asp...

truth be told

Homestead, PA

#4 Oct 8, 2009
Who leaked this story wrote:
Do you West Mifflin people really think that this guy will be fined or punished in any way?
http://www.e-gun.net/body.asp...
I am sure it will go to another magistrate as he will state it is a conflict of interest
not a risha fan

Homestead, PA

#5 Oct 8, 2009
Shoot Em Tex wrote:
Looks like more bad publicity for Pat Risha and the school district. When is it going to stop? The article says charges were filed with Magistrate Olasz....Diana Olasz's husband. I wonder if Diana will put in a good word for Pat Risha, Jr. since she is the superintendent's biggest supporter? I'm sure Risha will get a fair trial......
Shots fired at golf club; bartender held
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Patrick M. Risha, the son of West Mifflin Area School District Superintendent Patrick Risha, has been charged by the West Mifflin police in connection with an incident in which shots were fired on the grounds of the Westwood Golf Club early Saturday.
Police Chief Joseph Popovich said officers on patrol heard gunshots coming from the direction of the golf course at about 12:30 a.m.
According to a police report, the officers found four people located on a hill and one of the individuals, Mr. Risha, was firing a 9 mm pistol.
Chief Popovich said Mr. Risha is a bartender at the golf course clubhouse and the other individuals were his friends. They were taken into custody but later released.
Mr. Risha, 27, of Belle Vernon, faces two counts of reckless endangerment and one count each of disorderly conduct and discharging a firearm in violation of a borough ordinance.
Chief Popovich said those charges have been filed with West Mifflin District Justice Richard Olasz and will be mailed in a summons to Mr. Risha.
Mr. Risha's three companions were issued citations for disorderly conduct, according to the chief. They are: Amanda Bargiel, 24, of White Oak; Jace Amore, 26, of Belle Vernon; and Sean Walters, 25, of Elizabeth.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09281/1003743-...
I thought his son worked for the school district if that is so he better be suspended as it violates policy
hmm

Bethel Park, PA

#6 Oct 8, 2009
I think I'll pass on the hayrides.......
interesting

Bethel Park, PA

#7 Oct 8, 2009
How big are those ground hogs? Must be 6ft atleast for a 9mm.
brierly

Bethel Park, PA

#8 Oct 8, 2009
Shoot Em Tex wrote:
Some of the people who live in the houses that were only 100 feet away believe he was shooting at Phil Shar signs located on Castle Drive.
Yeah, funny it just takes one stray bullet to kill somebody, then it is not so funny. He should of known better, hopefully justice will be served.
Heading Downward

AOL

#9 Oct 8, 2009
My family has attended weddings, funerals, and many special events at this once fine West Mifflin establishment.

Seems after reading this story that the place has gone to the dogs or should I say..the place has gone to hell.

I have not gone to the golf course for many years. What is this place like now and who goes there and for what? Is the food good?
Matt Dillon

Homestead, PA

#10 Oct 8, 2009
Like Father ,like son. Doesnt Risha Jr. work for the school district? He should be fired!!! He could of killed someone!! It this the same Risha Jr. that wanted to build a titty bar,oppsss, I mean a Gentleman's Club in Pittsburgh a while back? Isnt this the ass hole one that wants to build a strip club up at the golf course? Just what we need in WM an all nude women's club? What a disgrace to the family and what up bringing he must of had. I guess all criminal charges will we dropped!!!!(cough) All thieves in the family!!! NICE!!!!!!!!!
OK Corral

Toronto, Canada

#12 Oct 8, 2009
Let's review all this.
-Pat Risha, Sr. is the current Superintendent of the West Mifflin School District.
-Years ago, while at Clairton, he was suspended for fixing a student's grade so he could play sports.
-The school board allows him to work from home at a salary of $135,000, yet his contract states he is to visit every school at least once a month. We all know that isn't happening.
-He stated publicly that he is going to have gastric bypass surgery which will allow him to return to work. It is 5 months later and no surgery.
-When he was hired by the district, one of the reasons given was that he had experience building schools....and we do need a new middle school. Unfortunately, the school built while he was superintendent at South Allegheny has a 3-inch wide crack through the center of the building. South Allegheny is going to sue the contractors. That shouldn't make you feel good about our chances for the upcoming middle school.
-Pat Risha, Jr. tried unsuccessfully to open up a Gentlemen's Club in the city, and just last week was arrested for shooting his gun at the Westwood Golf Club. Probably not the smartest move when you are going through the zoning process of building homes on golf course property.
In the upcoming election and the one in two years, don't forget the school board members who support Pat Risha.
West Mifflin residents are fed up, and it's time for a change.
No longer a WM Parent

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Oct 8, 2009
Looks like "the apple didn't fall far from the tree" regarding Big Risha and Little Risha! Only in West Mifflin - I'm glad we're outta there! What an embarrassment.
wow

Bethel Park, PA

#14 Oct 8, 2009
Can things get any worse? People are ashamed to say they are from WM, more houses up for sale. They are taking over WM and giving us a bad name, we need to stop it.
Help

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Oct 8, 2009
wow wrote:
Can things get any worse? People are ashamed to say they are from WM, more houses up for sale. They are taking over WM and giving us a bad name, we need to stop it.
Shar was right when he fought Duquesne. It's the blacks!!!
hmm

Bethel Park, PA

#16 Oct 8, 2009
Help wrote:
<quoted text>Shar was right when he fought Duquesne. It's the blacks!!!
No, it's a certain superintendeent and his son, bringing us down
White Trash

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Oct 8, 2009
hmm wrote:
<quoted text> No, it's a certain superintendeent and his son, bringing us down
so building a new school, getting test scores up and firing an old white basketball coach is dragging this district down? Not all the white trash whose houses are getting foreclosed on? The borough letting the streets go? The mall going to hell?
Master Bator

Freedom, PA

#18 Oct 8, 2009
Maybe that's not what happened at all. It could have been that Officers Mcgrew and Officers Rizzo in a loves spat shooting at each other. I don't care about all that other stuff anyway let's hear about the all nude girls.
curious

Homestead, PA

#19 Oct 8, 2009
didn't see this information in the daily snoozeeeeeee did anyone read about it in our local paper or was Risha trying to have this covered up before Joe left on the 13th
interested

Bethel Park, PA

#20 Oct 8, 2009
Carrying a loaded gun and firing it, that's a real impovement. All the businesses are leaving because of the taxes. People are moving out of WM because we hired a less then desirable superintendent. The move to build the MS was apporved way back when Prazenca was there, or did you miss that board meeting? HS has not impoved in three years and with all the people he hires I would expect a bigger impovement.
High Noon

Homestead, PA

#21 Oct 8, 2009
curious wrote:
didn't see this information in the daily snoozeeeeeee did anyone read about it in our local paper or was Risha trying to have this covered up before Joe left on the 13th
I didnt see anything in the Daily News not even his picture???? I see not too many Risha puppets chirping in on this post???? Did they charge him with public intoxication too? He was drunk at the time ,or his blood alcohol levels was 3 times the limit... I guess they had to sober him up fast???? Where does this asshole work at? He should be fired!! He might go "wacko" and kill someone next time !!!!!!

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