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Emsworth residents and other local travelers will soon be facing an extended period of detours.

Weather permitting, the Emsworth Bridge on Center Avenue, which connects two portions of the borough, will be completely closed on Monday, Feb. 13, as the Port Authority begins a long-anticipated rehabilitation project of the structure.



The Avonworth School District has two new administrators, as a result of motions unanimously approved by the school board.

At the Monday, Feb. 6, school board meeting, William Battistone was hired as elementary school principal at the salary of $85,000 with benefits, commencing April 3.

Additionally, David Thomas was hired as middle/high school assistant principal at the salary of $74,500 with benefits, commencing not later than March 6, 2017.

Battistone arrives from Iowa, where he served as the assistant principal at Regina Elementary School in Iowa City.


On Jan. 18, Bellevue Police received a report that an individual had been robbed at gunpoint on Lincoln Avenue by an unknown person.

On Jan. 20, an unknown male with a gun robbed a store on Ohio River Boulevard.

A service station on Ohio River Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint by a male with a gun on Jan. 30

Vandalism was reported at the Davis Avenue ballfield on Jan. 20. The door of a press box was found kicked in.

Police were dispatched and a report was filed on Jan. 20 concerning a possible child luring on Lincoln Avenue.



Northgate (0 – 13, 4 – 17) played host to Sewickley Academy (11 – 2, 16 – 4) last Friday night, and it was tough sledding for the Flames who are still winless inthe section. The Panthers were coming off a 60 – 58 loss to the first place Crusaders from Canevin, and the Flames were unfortunately next in line, getting topped by the panthers 72 – 25.



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.


Avonworth’s and Northgate’s spring musicals were featured last weekend, along with cast members representing nine northern Pittsburgh high schools, all who gathered at Memorial Park Church in Allison Park as a fund-raiser supporting North Hills Community Outreach programs. Each school presented one selection from their school shows.

Introduced by Anders Ove, who performs in Avonworth’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Lucas McDonald sang “If I Can’t Love Her,” and Northgate presented “Everywhere That You Are” from “James and the Giant Peach.”


Thu, 2017-02-16

“Better Choices, Better Health,” a six- week free workshop for seniors age 60 and older, will be held at the Prime Time Senior Center, 440 Lincoln Ave. in Bellevue.

The chronic disease self-management program is facilitated by two trained leaders.

Each participant will receive a free copy of the book “Living a Healthy Life with a Chronic Condition,”

The course will be held Thursdays, Feb. 16- March 23, noon-2:30 p.m. Free refreshments and snacks will be provided.

To register, or for more information, call Mary Herman, (412)307-1782.

Fri, 2017-02-03 - Mon, 2017-02-13

The North Boros-Sewickley Area Meals on Wheels is sponsoring a soup sale fund-raiser.

Homemade wedding and loaded baked potato soups will be available at $8 per quart.

To place orders for containers of soup, pre-order by calling (412)766-7763. Order deadline is 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13.

Soup pick up is at the meal site in St. James Lutheran, Emsworth, on Feb. 16, 8 a.m-7 p.m.