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Tuesday's primary election resolved some questions about who will be taking office locally next year, but also set the stage for a lot of general election contests. Overall, it was a bad election to appear on the ballot as an incumbent.



According to Bellevue Police, two people using a handgun attempted to rob an individual on Lincoln Avenue on May 12. The robbers were gone upon the arrival of the police.

A Sheridan Avenue residence was burglarized sometime between May 7 and May 10. Firearms, a firearm safe, jewelry, radios, tvs, vcrs, an XBox and shoes, all valued at more than $1,600, were taken.

A resident of North Howard Avenue reported vandalism on May 1. Multiple window screens had been damaged in a possible burglary attempt.


What started as a classroom discussion in Avonworth teachers Jason Smith's and Melissa DeSimone's co-taught eighth grade civics class turned into a memorable event involving all of the eighth grade, as well as students from other grade levels and several adults.

“We started working on the project in January after a class survey showed that over 75 percent of eighth grade students felt the country was 'too divided' right now,” Smith said. “Students were challenged to find a way to bring their community together and build citizenship skills by making a positive impact that unites people.”


Daniel R. Condit Daniel R. Condit, 49, of Avalon, died suddenly on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was the son of the late William and Mary Condit; brother of William J. Condit and Sherri (Steven) Rectenwald; uncle of Kimberly D., Daniel J., Nathaniel, Grayson, and Aria Rectenwald; longtime, loving boyfriend of Clare Bukauskas-Kalmbach. Dan is also survived by countless friends that he loved like family and will be deeply missed. He was a loyal Pittsburgh sports fan and never missed an opportunity to attend a game. Arrangements by the Devlin Funeral Home.

Lois H. Wineland



One year ago today, I died. A couple of times, if you want to get technical about it. During one 20-minute stretch, I believe I had a somewhat lengthy conversation with whatever Great Spirit each of us believes in, about the pros and cons of staying dead or coming back to life. I'm not sure which of us advocated living, but that was the side that won.

And so began a journey of recovery that the doctors tell me will take at least two years. Sometimes I feel like I take one step forward and 10 steps back as I struggle to define what heart attack survivors call my “new normal.”


A pie eating contest was just one of the attractions at the annual Avalon Apple Blossom Festival held last Saturday along California Avenue. Sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church and the Borough of Avalon, the festival also featured food, crafts, vendors, entertainment, games and a car cruise.


Mon, 2017-05-29

The 71st annual Avonworth Community Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 29, beginning at 10 a.m.

The parade route begins at Pittsburgh Street and Center Avenue in Emsworth, continues to Church Avenue in Ben Avon and ends at the Lance Cpl. Patrick Kenny Field on Ohio River Boulevard.

Services honoring Avonworth veterans begin at 11 a.m.In case of rain, services will be held at 11 a.m. in the Smith Center of Sacred Heart Church.

Tue, 2017-05-23

A community challenge volleyball match, Bellevue and Avalon police officers versus Northgate teachers and students, will be held Tuesday, May 23, 6 p.m., in the Northgate High School gymnasium.

Cost is $2 a person or $5 for the entire family.

Proceeds of the event will be donated to D.A.R.E., an organization advocating resisting drugs and violence.

A concession stand supporting Avalon and Bellevue PTOs will be available.