Explosions Rock Monongahela Pizza Shop

Explosions Rock Monongahela Pizza Shop

There are 47 comments on the WPXI story from Sep 6, 2009, titled Explosions Rock Monongahela Pizza Shop. In it, WPXI reports that:

Three businesses caught fire following an early morning explosion in Monongahela, Washington County.

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Smart

Mckees Rocks, PA

#22 Sep 12, 2009
If you really want to be a conspiracy theorist, you can say "hmmm....looks kinda fishy...people saying drugs, building blows up, officer arrested for dealing with "those types of people"...it can go on and on. Reality is that this building had problems in the past with natural gas leaks, which if I recall is the reason why the shop was closed in the first place. I would not be surprised if that was the issue again, only this time it blew.
Gene

United States

#23 Sep 14, 2009
Smart wrote:
If you really want to be a conspiracy theorist, you can say "hmmm....looks kinda fishy...people saying drugs, building blows up, officer arrested for dealing with "those types of people"...it can go on and on. Reality is that this building had problems in the past with natural gas leaks, which if I recall is the reason why the shop was closed in the first place. I would not be surprised if that was the issue again, only this time it blew.
The first time it was a closed a month or so back was because of a gas leak either in the pizza shop or in the basement.
Silent Majority

Belle Vernon, PA

#24 Sep 15, 2009
Notreally wrote:
<quoted text>As fast as that building is being removed I can see how there could not be a cause found...you guys have already removed the evidence! I have never in my years seen an investigation take such a short time.
the bldg's were unsafe for anyone to enter (i.e., afire marshall) to even conduct an investigation which is why they were taken down.
mon resident

Pittsburgh, PA

#25 Sep 15, 2009
thats a shame we had to lose that building wouldnt surprise me the investigation was so short makes it seem like the city did it they just wanted to rush in and get it out of there so noone would find out the real cause. heard word the mayor has had plans for that site. fishy eh? also the building was pretty safe it took them alot of tries to whack down them walls. maybe the firemen need to learn wat the hell their talking about instead of being douch nozzles to ppl. dnt trust democrats all they are is communists in disguise. vote republican for the good ol american way.
East Main

Manteca, CA

#26 Sep 15, 2009
mon resident wrote:
thats a shame we had to lose that building wouldnt surprise me the investigation was so short makes it seem like the city did it they just wanted to rush in and get it out of there so noone would find out the real cause. heard word the mayor has had plans for that site. fishy eh? also the building was pretty safe it took them alot of tries to whack down them walls. maybe the firemen need to learn wat the hell their talking about instead of being douch nozzles to ppl. dnt trust democrats all they are is communists in disguise. vote republican for the good ol american way.
You are for sure a number one whack job. Stay off the site if you don't have anything intelligent to say.
mon resident

Johnstown, PA

#27 Sep 16, 2009
its my opinion and all i'm saying is you cant trust the government. it happened so fast that it seemed suspicious. its sad ppl lost their homes over it and people lost their businesses and jobs but its kinda hard to trust a mayor with a track record of lies, i know the mans done alot with the town but whos to say because he wants to make the town look so much better he wouldnt want to burn down a building because its old. people have a problem with historical buildings and artifacts because "their old". oh well the truth will surface one day. and as for the whack job comment well, i'm flattered that you think that of me, but i'm pretty well educated on conspiracy theory and i'm not on drugs like half the people in the mon valley and i'm not on welfare. i work my ass off 6 days a week and have quite a bit to say for it.
Blaise

Beaver, PA

#28 Sep 17, 2009
mon resident wrote:
its my opinion and all i'm saying is you cant trust the government. it happened so fast that it seemed suspicious. its sad ppl lost their homes over it and people lost their businesses and jobs but its kinda hard to trust a mayor with a track record of lies, i know the mans done alot with the town but whos to say because he wants to make the town look so much better he wouldnt want to burn down a building because its old. people have a problem with historical buildings and artifacts because "their old". oh well the truth will surface one day. and as for the whack job comment well, i'm flattered that you think that of me, but i'm pretty well educated on conspiracy theory and i'm not on drugs like half the people in the mon valley and i'm not on welfare. i work my ass off 6 days a week and have quite a bit to say for it.
I agree with you 100% this town is so corrupt its ridiculous!
XYZ

Pittsburgh, PA

#29 Sep 18, 2009
Blaise wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you 100% this town is so corrupt its ridiculous!
And McKeesport isn't? I'm addressing your server?

Most of the people complaing about corruption are hypocrites. When that corruption helps them or a family member such as getting a ticket fixed or having something dismissed by the magistrate that really should not have been dismissed people are happy. They keep quite and relish in the fact that the monkeys off their back. When they see something that is corrupt and they are not the benefactor to it that rather than keeping quite they choose to bitch and moan.

ALL Mon Valley towns are corrupt to a certain degree. Always have, always will.

Here is a fictional scenario for you.
I will bet that in 98% plus of a case where a volunteer fireman gets pulled over by the police for possible DUI (a situation where the driver is functioning ok but it could go either way) once the police realize this person belongs to the fire dept they will get a becareful have a nice night and let go. The average person would be subjected to tests to see the extent of their alcohol consumption as they should be. Call it what you wish but it is corruption. It's law enforcement NOT up holding the law.

Understand, I grew up with it here in Mon City like most of us did and personally I have little issue with it. It's been going on for decades and all the moaning in the world isn't going to change it. Our only hope is that it's limited to lessor offenses not major ones.
ben2

New Kensington, PA

#30 Sep 18, 2009
Silent Majority wrote:
<quoted text>
the bldg's were unsafe for anyone to enter (i.e., afire marshall) to even conduct an investigation which is why they were taken down.
The three houses in Donora that caught on fire, came down just as fast. They were unsafe. I know this because one of the houses were my friends house. When buildings are unsafe that is what they do.
FeFiFoFk

Mckeesport, PA

#31 Sep 18, 2009
Silent Majority wrote:
<quoted text>
the bldg's were unsafe for anyone to enter (i.e., afire marshall) to even conduct an investigation which is why they were taken down.
Why couldn't they have torn the walls downs into a safe pile of rubble, and slowly remove the rubble until they could at least get to where the explosion occurred?
anon

Belle Vernon, PA

#32 Sep 23, 2009
I know wrote:
All of the basements are connected in those buildings. Barb Mayfield could have had a meth lab in there next to the row of poker machines.
And the stacks of number slips could have caused the fire. She'll be the next one you see hauled away in handcuffs.
The basements in those buildings are not connected in any way. it did not even share a common wall with that building
xyz

Pittsburgh, PA

#33 Sep 24, 2009
Who ever judged my last post thank you for the flame, peanut and red x.

It's nice to know that there are still folks out there who are naive and too blind to realize that small town corruption is alive and well in every valley city, town or borough in every direction. And it's alive here in Mon City.

Do you really think that justice is always served and that those deserving of punishment receive it regardless of who they are or who they may know?

Look at it this way. Your feeble minded, blind, ignorant thought process contributed to it. You should be proud. Keep that positive frame of mind you old devil you.
Silent Majority

Belle Vernon, PA

#34 Jan 22, 2010
the vocelli's web site under store locations says "coming soon" for Monongahela?

Does anyone know if this location is going to be rebuilt? its been 5 months since the fire?
OR reader

Meadville, PA

#35 Jan 23, 2010
total mayhem on the streets of washington county is not far off
booger

New Castle, PA

#36 Jan 23, 2010
Notreally wrote:
<quoted text>As fast as that building is being removed I can see how there could not be a cause found...you guys have already removed the evidence! I have never in my years seen an investigation take such a short time.
They didn't want the poker machines on the front page of the newspapers....how would that look.
Smells fishy

Belle Vernon, PA

#37 Jan 23, 2010
Ya really! So, I guess the twin towers in NY after 9/11 were safe and fire and police department could investigate there - but the little pizza shop in Monongahela was too dangerous to investigate?

Smells like fish to me!
Notreally wrote:
<quoted text>As fast as that building is being removed I can see how there could not be a cause found...you guys have already removed the evidence! I have never in my years seen an investigation take such a short time.
VIPER

Mckeesport, PA

#38 Feb 11, 2010
What is the truth.I refuse to believe the lame answer given.
Papa John

Pittsburgh, PA

#39 Feb 16, 2010
Silent Majority wrote:
the vocelli's web site under store locations says "coming soon" for Monongahela?
Does anyone know if this location is going to be rebuilt? its been 5 months since the fire?
There going to build it in New Eagle. The big lot behind the Twist.
Silent Majority

Belle Vernon, PA

#40 Feb 17, 2010
Papa John wrote:
<quoted text>
There going to build it in New Eagle. The big lot behind the Twist.
Thank you for the info...

Any chance it starts to get built within the next 6 months? I very much their breadsticks. Just amazing
chenson

New Kensington, PA

#41 May 24, 2012
The owner torched the place to collect on insurance money so that he could purchase other vocelli pizza locations elsewhere. Apparently Monongahela wasn't good enough for him even though business was reportedly doing well at the time of the fire.

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