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Two men face felony charges after a home invasion left a third man with severe injuries, Bellevue Police say.

Bellevue Police were called to a Crawford Avenue residence on March 3 for a reported home invasion. Charged with aggravated assault were Patrick Benthin, 39, and Kevin Blackwell, 33.

In other news from Bellevue Police, vandalism to a vehicle on Roosevelt Avenue was reported March 6. The driver side door window was shattered.

On March 10, police received a report of identity theft.

Police received a report of vandalism on Lincoln Avenue on March 11.


Avalon Police investigated a hit-and-run vehicle accident on South Starr Avenue on March 14. Minor damage to the driver’s side of the parked car was reported.

On March 16, while unsuccessfully attempting to turn from Jackman Avenue on to Elizabeth Avenue, a truck-tractor hit a parked vehicle, causing damage.

Police received a theft report from a Cityview Avenue resident, who said his grill had been stolen from the end of his driveway on March 16.



A number of residents attended Tuesday night’s Ben Avon Council meeting complaining about traffic problems on their residential streets.


The Avonworth School District could save more than a half million dollars by refinancing the district’s 2010 bonds.

The school board approved a resolution March 9 authorizing PNC Capital Markets to move forward with the refinancing when interest rates made it possible for the district to save at least 3 percent, or $530,000. on the 2010 Series A and 2010 Series C bonds.



In debating who should pay the cost of having a school resource officer at Northgate High School, the first question that must be asked is, should anyone pay?

Should Northgate High School have a police officer stationed there full-time during the school year? Do the benefits outweigh the costs?


They graduated from Avonworth High School 33 years apart, Tim Hartman in 1977, Andrea Weinzierl in 2010. But in the anything-goes world of theater, they were paired as siblings in last month’s “The Little Mermaid” and now as a budding romantic couple in the Mel Brooks musical comedy “Young Frankenstein,” Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s current production.

Hartman plays The Monster, with Weinzierl cast as Elizabeth, who by show’s end has transformed into the bride character from the 1935 film, “The Bride of Frankenstein.” All very Mel Brooks, to be sure.


Sat, 2015-03-28

The Andrew Bayne Memorial Library will hold an Easter Egg hunt at the library on Saturday, March 28, at 9 a.m.

Pre-registration is required. Call (412)766-7447.

Fri, 2015-02-20 - Fri, 2015-04-03

Avalon Volunteer Fire Company will hold a fish fry each Friday in Lent, 4-8 p.m., at the fire hall, 629 New Brighton Rd., Avalon.

Eat-in dinners are $9 and include a fish sandwich, cole slaw, choice of one side and a drink.

Take-out dinners are $8. and include a fish sandwich, cole slaw and choice of one side.

Sides include French fries, macaroni and cheese, haluski and pierogies.

A $10, special, all-you-can-eat fish dinner will be held on Friday, Feb. 20, only.