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Kilbuck Township officials and property owners in the area of Old Camp Horne Road are continuing to monitor a landslide that has already damaged several homes and remains a threat to other homes and nearby businesses.


Bellevue Police are continuing to investigate a shooting incident that occurred Thursday afternoon, Feb. 22, that had officers from multiple law enforcement agencies chasing down an active shooting situation that traveled along Bellevue’s southernmost streets.

Amidst the confusion, police were able to apprehend two men believed responsible for firing shots that struck vehicles and homes. They also took into custody a 16-year old juvenile who has yet to be charged.No people were shot, police say, although one police officer was assaulted by a suspect.


The last home game for Northgate girls’ basketball ended more than just the season of playing the sport for senior Cali McWilliams. It also was closing night for Cali’s singing the pre-game version of the “National Anthem,” as she has done throughout the current season.

Cali credits Northgate choir director Kelly Winovich for helping her develop her pitch-perfect and expressive rendition of the “Anthem.”

Winovich passes the credit back to her student.


A young woman who lost control of her vehicle on Camp Horne Road Feb. 16 was helped to safety by a passerby.

According to Ohio Township Police Chief Beaver Micklos, the driver, an employee at Animal Friends, had just pulled out of the facility’s driveway when she lost control of the steering, then panicked and was unable to stop the car from going over an adjacent embankment and into the rapidly moving creek waters.



There has been much social media coverage in recent days about a Twitter exchange between comedian Sarah Silverman and a troll. In response to a Silverman Tweet, the troll posted a one-word, foul, obscene Tweet.

Silverman is not known for taking prisoners or pulling punches, but this time she responded with a new kind of weapon – compassion.


Northgate School District’s annual “Arts Odyssey” held last Friday at the middle-senior high school brought together students from every grade level, along with parents and community residents, all enjoying an evening of activities that ranged from viewing the art to taking in a preview of this year’s spring musical, “Cinderella.”

The artwork was displayed throughout the entrance hallways, as well as in the art room and in the cafeteria where cabinets, tables and other projects showed off students’ skills in wood shop classes.


Sat, 2018-03-24

Avalon Borough is sponsoring its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the parking lot next to the Avalon Municipal Building.

The event is for children through age 10. Kids can can meet the Easter Bunny and participate in a variety of activities including searching for hidden eggs, face painting, a balloon artist and visit with neighbors from Animal Friends.

Registration is free if one registers by March 16 or $3 per child if registered after March 16.

Forms are available at the Avalon Borough office or on-line at

Fri, 2018-03-09 - Sat, 2018-05-12

Trinity Lutheran Church of Avalon and Avalon Borough are seeking crafters for the 18th annual Avalon Apple Blossom Festival, Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will take place outside, in front of the church and borough hall on California Avenue.

Cost is $20 per space.

All individuals and organizations are invited to participate. Crafters should bring their own table.

Space is limited.

For more information, call Trinity, (412)761-4010 or Denny, (412-761-5416.