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You may need a scorecard to identify Avalon officials for a while, as a number of key appointments - and one resignation - were approved during Tuesday's regular Avalon Council meeting.


Several personnel items were approved by the Avonoworth School Board during the March 13 meeting.

The board accepted the resignation of Barbara Clark, substitute food service worker, retroactive to Feb. 27.

The board approved Katie Libbon as a fourth grade day-to-day elementary school substitute for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year, at $140/day with no benefits, retroactive to Feb. 27.


Avonworth will stage its spring musical, ‘Beauty and the Beast” March 31 and April 1, 7, and 8 in the high school auditorium, with a 7:30 p.m.curtain time for all performances.

Deborah Frauenholz, in her 20th year as musical director, said that the stage production is similar to the film, but that the live performance “…has more depth. Also, it has additional numbers.”

Approximately 70 students, grades 7-12 are involved in the production which has special lighting and staging effects.


Ben Avon Council member Ken Opipery reminded his colleagues at Tuesday’s council meeting that the borough must deal with two different sewer mandates in the coming months, and will rely on Gateway Engineers for assistance.

One is renewing a storm water permit – the current five-year permit is nearing its end, and in September, Ben Avon will have to express its intent to apply for a new five-year one.



The recent national election and inauguration of a new President of the United States troubles me on many levels, but one issue in particular scares me to death…perhaps literally.


Three Avonworth High School seniors have received Avon Club Foundation scholarships, the winners selected from essays that explained their involvement in promoting civic participation in the advancement of their community.

Essays by the winning writers -- Abby Foster, Sophia Thompson and Anastasia Wagner -- reflect the focus of the Avon Club, which was established during World War II when club members met to aid the war effort by rolling bandages, knitting sweaters and keeping correspondence with the soldiers. Today, the club pursues projects devoted to the betterment of the community.


Sat, 2017-04-15

Emsworth residents ages 10 and younger are invited to participate in Emsworth Borough’s annual Easter egg hunt, Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m., at Marmo Community Park on Huntington Avenue.

Children will meet the Easter Bunny, hut for eggs and receive a treat bag. Each child should bring a basket to collect eggs. Refreshments will be served. Registration will be held at the borough office during business hours, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. beginning April 3 or by calling the borough office, (412)761-1161.

Fri, 2017-04-07 - Sat, 2017-04-08

Ohio Township will host egg hunts at Ohio Township Community Park, 325 Nicholson Rd.

The cost for each hunt is $3 for Ohio Township residents and $5 for nonresidents. Registration closes one week before the hunts.

The flashlight egg hunt for ages 8-12 will be held Friday, April 7, 8-9:30 p.m. Participants are required to bring their own flashlights. Select winners will receive prizes. Spots are limited for the flashlight hunt, so early registration is suggested