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Despite financial projections that indicate the Northgate School District will be operating in the red in just a couple years no matter what tax increases are levied, the district’s school board voted 6-3 Monday evening to approve a proposed 2019-20 budget that includes nearly the maximum tax increase allowed by state law.


Voters will make important choices in the May 21 primary election, when six candidates will seek the nominations for five seats on the Northgate School Board.

All of the candidates have cross-filed, meaning their names will appear on both the Democratic and Republican ballots. The top five vote-getters on each ballot will move on to the primary election in November.


How long have you resided in Bellevue? Cerminara: I have lived in Bellevue for 9 years. Woshner: 47 years.

What is your educational background? Cerminara: I graduated cum laude from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies. Woshner: AA and BSBA cum laude majoring in business management from Robert Morris University

What is your professional background?


Mary Louise (Depofi) Barry Mary Louise (Depofi) Barry, 93, of Bellevue, died Sunday, May 12, 2019.



There was considerable confusion in Bellevue Council chambers Tuesday night as it came time to vote on four ordinances designed to protect animals. I can’t really blame them, as it almost appeared that the ordinances were more of a PR stunt than a serious effort at ensuring the welfare of animals.


A young girl visiting the petting zoo at last Saturday’s Avalon Apple Blossom festival was delighted when the baby llama she was feeding returned her affections. The petting zoo was just one of many attractions at the popular annual festival sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church and Avalon Borough.The day also included classic cars, a variety of vendors, music, food, raffles, a pie eating contest and other entertainment.

Photo by Nancy Whyte for The Citizen


Mon, 2019-05-27

The 72nd annual Avonworth Community Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by Avonworth Post #866, will take place Monday, May 27, beginning at at 10 a.m.

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

Memorial services, to honor Avonworth veterans, begin at 11 a.m.

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

Sat, 2019-05-18

Lockfest 2019 is Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Emsworth Locks and Dam, 0 Western Ave., Emsworth, 15202.

Organized by the Pittsburgh District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the event features tours of the Locks and Dam facility (valid ID required), tow operators, and opportunities to learn safety tips and brush up on boating regulations.

There is no cost to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.