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A 15-year-old sophomore at Avonworth High School died Saturday night in a fire that destroyed her family’s home on Wible Lane in Ohio Township.

Hannah Milbert was pronounced dead at 9:26 p.m. Her parents, Eric and Maureen Milbert, were able to escape the blaze first reported at 6:13 p.m. The family’s cat, Ninja, also is believed to have died in the fire.


This past Monday, faculty members, administrators, and students at Avonworth High School had to work through one of the toughest lessons they ever would teach or learn: how to make sense of the sudden loss of a beloved friend and member of the community.

By the time the school day had started, all knew the tragic details that claimed the life of sophomore Hannah Milbert who, despite valiant efforts to rescue her, became the victim of a fast-moving fire that two days earlier had raged through her family home on Wible Lane in Ohio Township.



The Avonworth boys’ basketball team extended their recent win streak to six games, capturing two wins over the past week.

The 'Lopes hosted Carlynton in a section game last Friday and defeated the Cougars 50-44.

"It was ugly but we'll take it," said coach Dan Bradley.

Avonworth jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter with three-balls by Mike Noethiger and Jake Harper and a basket in the lane by Matt Crilley, all coming on Avonworth's first three possessions to put them ahead 8-0.



The Northgate Flames girls’ basketball team entered last Thursday's game against Brentwood sporting a 5-3 overall record and having aspirations of pulling an upset against their section leader. The Flames hung tough early on, but the Spartans took over in the second quarter and never looked back on their way to a 55-34 win.



The first time I came face to face with senseless, completely incomprehensible loss on a personal level was when I was 13 years old.

Until that time, death had been something that happened to really old people I didn't know very well. Then came a warm Saturday evening in June, and my view of the world changed forever.


AVONWORTH’S Darius Simmons hits a shot from the lane early in the second quarter against Carlynton last Friday. The Antelopes went on to defeat the Cougars 50-44 in the section contest. The win was followed by a victory over Freedom on Tuesday.


Fri, 2017-02-03

Sacred Heart Parish is hosting its annual St. Valentine’s Day Father-Daughter Dance, Friday, Feb. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Smith Center.

The festivities include a D.J, refreshments, a photo booth, and a special gift for each girl.

Cost is $15 per father and daughter and $5 for each additional girl.

To make a reservation, call (412)860-4910 or the Sacred Heart rectory at (412)761-6651.

Sun, 2017-01-29

Assumption Church in Bellevue will host super bingo, Sunday, Jan. 29, at McGovern Hall.

Doors open at 1 p.m. with play beginning at 2 p.m.

Cost of admission is $25 and includes a six-card package, a slice of pizza, a bottle of water and a cookie. Extra packages of bingo cards are available for purchase.

Prizes are $75 for regular games, $150 for specials and a jackpot of $1,000.

Only 200 tickets will be sold.

Tickets are available in the school office, (412)761-7887. at the church rectory or by calling Becky Glevicky at (412)761-9656.