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With even the traditional Republican strongholds in the North Boroughs voting for Democrats in Tuesday’s general election, local voters turned out en masse and helped push forward the nation’s “blue wave.”

Framed in large part as a referendum on the Trump Administration, the usually ho-hum midterm election drew record-breaking crowds of voters across the country this year. That trend was clearly evident in the North Boroughs, where voter turn-out usually hovers around 20-25 percent.


Harold Gearhart, 32, of Avalon, was arrested for a state parole violation warrant following a traffic stop on Oct. 31.

Robert Brown, 70, of Avalon, was charged on Nov. 1 with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

On Nov. 1, a 63-year-old Avalon resident reported identity theft.


A little “preview” information for audiences attending Avonworth High School’s fall show -- “Clue” is a comedy-mystery with enough twists, turns and bizarre characters to keep theater-goers totally clueless right up to the final twists in the plot.


Prior to last week’s matchup in the WPIAL final, soccer Coash Tom Angell acknowledged the challenge that his team faced.

“This is our second WPIAL final in the last four years and we are very excited for the challenge that we will see from an excellent Greensburg Central Catholic team,” Angell said.

He said that going into the game, the team felt that GCC had two strong players and that if “we defended them strongly then we could beat them with our remaining nine, because we felt we had a deeper team.”



If any municipal council on the face of the planet has a reputation for, shall we say, boisterous debate during meetings, it is Bellevue Council. There exists a long and proud tradition in Bellevue of government going off the rails. Until now.

This new council is so busy trying to be friendly that they are, for the most part, allowing some enterprising officials to get away with murder.


A funeral home and crematorium exclusively for pets celebrated its grand opening in Bellevue last Saturday. Pictured above, Bellevue Council president Tom Fodi and member Linda Woshner (at center) joined the Green family to officially cut the ribbon for the new business. The George Irvin Green Funeral Home in Munhall has been providing services for humans since 1941, but recently recognized the need to commemorate the loss of all family members, even the non-humans.


Fri, 2018-11-16

Senior citizens residing in Avalon and Bellevue are invited to attend a luncheon and show, Friday, Nov. 16, at the Northgate Middle/High School. The luncheon features turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, cranberry sauce, dinner roll and pumpkin dessert. The cost for lunch is $2.

The luncheon will take place at 10:45 a.m., and the show begins in the auditorium at 11:30 a.m. and features performances by students.

Fri, 2018-11-09 - Wed, 2018-12-12

North Hills Community Outreach is collecting new toys, games, sporting equipment, apparel and gift cards for children ages birth through 18, until Dec. 12. Earlier donations are encouraged. Gift cards and gifts appropriate for teens are especially needed.

NHCO offices, including the main office at 1975 Ferguson Rd, are open weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The pantry behind the main building in Hampton will be open for donations 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Alternate plans can be made by calling (412)487-6316, opt. 1. For more information, visit