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The Salvation Army has announced plans for construction of an $8 million worship and service center in Bellevue, hopefully opening in the fall of 2018 on property that currently houses the Lutheran Service Society (LSS) Center at 440 Lincoln Ave.

Once a Lutheran church, the current stone building has been owned by The Lutheran Service Society of Western Pennsylvania since 1996. It offers a meal site and programming directed at senior citizens.


Eight years ago, when David and Lisa Wert of Ben Avon were in the process of adopting their son, Alek, they weren't sure how they were going to afford all of the expenses involved in that process.

“We were short on funds,” David recalls.

He and Lisa shared their concerns with a friend visiting for the weekend. A few days later, their friend called and said they didn't need to worry about any fund-raisers because he wanted to give them the remaining money as a gift.


On March 1, Avalon Police received a report of criminal mischief from a resident of an apartment in a building on California Avenue. The resident reported that upon returning from walking the dog, pry marks near her apartment’s door were found. The police observed the marks and said they had been able to walk directly into the apartment building, although the doors were supposed to be locked. They advised the tenant to notify the building manager concerning the unlocked entry doors.


A resident of Madison Avenue reported a burglary on March 4. Items were missing from the residence.

A resident of Grant Avenue reported terroristic threats on March 6.

On March 8, a resident of Lincoln Avenue reported a burglary.

On March 8, a burglary that occurred between Feb. 28 and March 5 was reported by a resident of North Fremont Avenue.

A resident of Hallett Place reported on March 11 that overnight a rock had been thrown through a car window.

On March 13, a resident of Teece avenue reported internet fraud.



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.


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

Fri, 2017-03-17 - Wed, 2017-05-31

Kids ages 4-16 have the chance to win the title of Honorary Mayor of Bellevue and perform “official” duties during Bellevue’s sesquicentennial (150th) celebration.

Tickets for this fund-raising raffle can be purchased at the Bellevue Borough Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, at $5 each.

The winner will ride on a float in the Fireman’s Parade, Thursday, June 8 and perform duties on Saturday, June 10, during the Sesquicentennial Block Party celebration.

The drawing for Honorary Mayor will be held Wednesday, May 31, 4 p.m.