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The Northgate School District will welcome its sixth superintendent in the district's 45-year history -- as well as its first female superintendent -- after the school board voted unanimously Monday evening to hire Caroline Johns.


A woman was trapped in her car after it hit a house on Ohio River Boulevard on May 3. She reported that while coming down Harrison Avenue, the vehicle’s brakes failed and the car crossed all four lanes of Route 65, jumped a curb, went through a yard and hit the house. The driver was not injured.

A vehicle on California Avenue was broken into on April 27. Personal items valued at more than $200 were taken.

On April 28, Avalon Police responded to a downed wire and disabled vehicle on Ohio River Boulevard.



Avonworth School District is considering changing its policies and procedures to allow nurses to possess and administer the drug naloxone (Narcan).

Naloxone, commonly sold under the brand name Narcan, is a drug used to treat opioid overdoses. The drug works by blocking the opioid receptors in the brain, thus preventing and reversing the effects of opioids that have been recently used, including reduced respiration.



The Avonworth School Board has approved a proposed 2016-17 budget with no increase in the property tax millage rate.

At their May 9 meeting, board members approved the proposed budget showing revenue of $28,745,949 and expenditures of $28,895,949.

The millage rate will remain at its current 18.67 mills.

According to fiscal manager Brad Waters, the $150,000 difference between revenues and expenses in the proposed budget, will be met in one of three possible ways: expenses could decrease, revenues could increase, or through the use of unassigned reserve funds.



This past weekend, as I constantly updated The Citizen’s Web site in response to the changing circumstances of the fire in Bellevue, I remarked to a friend, “Sometimes being in the news business is not a lot of fun.” That same statement is true for most of us who live within this small, fairly close-knit community of the North Boroughs, sometimes being so connected to the people of your community is not a lot of fun.


Avalon's annual Apple Blossom Festival took place last Saturday, attracting many area residents who enjoyed the beautiful weather, shopping among the vendors, the massive basket auction, a car cruise and entertainment.


Sun, 2016-05-22

The Bellevue-Avalon Girls’s Athletic Associa-tion (BAGA) will hold a community flea market on Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Gillott Field in Bellevue.

Proceeds will be used to improve the softball field and to buy equipment.

Included will be household items, vintage furniture, flea market finds, children’s items, handcrafted items and vendor merchandise, a concession stand and kids’ activities.

Sat, 2016-05-21

"Dumpster Day" for Avalon, Bellevue and Kilbuck Township residents will be held Saturday, MaY 21, 8 a.m. - noon in the Avalon swimming pool parking lot on New Brighton Rd.

NO: Toxic waste such as tires, car batteries, varnish, paint or appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners or dehumidifiers water coolers; ABSOLUTELY NO Electronics such as televisions & computers; No bagged household garbage that is normally picked up by your regular hauler

YES: Building materials, metals, lumber and over-sized items

Proof of residency in Avalon, Kilbuck or Bellevue required