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4/25/15

The body of a man found at the Emsworth Locks and Dam last week has been identified as that of a young Wilmerding man whose family has been searching for him since March 7.

Ohio Township Police were called to the locks about 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, after a fisherman saw the body floating in shallow water. Emsworth and Neville volunteer firefighters helped recover the body of Andre Robinson, 20.

Robinson was last seen leaving his family’s home in Wilmerding on the evening of March 7. His family offered a reward for information on his whereabouts.

4/25/15

By J.J. IGIMS

Avonworth and Northgate met on the baseball field last Tuesday to continue the lasting rivalry between the two schools. While Northgate was defeated 7-2, they will have another shot at the Antelopes when they meet up again later in the season.

The pitching for the two teams included Chris O'Malley and Brach Herzig for Avonworth and Xavier Rowsey for Northgate.

Northgate's two runs came early in the first inning with Evan Helbling and Cam Kosak each bringing in a run. The team took the lead early and didn't give it up until the fourth inning.

4/25/15

By LOIS THOMSON

Street repairs are on the agenda for Ben Avon residents this summer.

Council voted unanimously at Tuesday's meeting to accept bids for work on four streets in the borough: Brighton Road, from Perrysville to Forest Avenue; lower Perrysville, from Church down to Brighton; Terrace Avenue; and Walker Avenue.

4/25/15

In what Northgate School Board president Gary Paladin described as “the highest elective expenditures we have done” since he’d been on the board, the board Monday to spend more than $350,000 on three capital projects.

First, the board accepted a bid from Maffei Strayer Furnishings in the amount of $64,300 to remove the existing chairs and install new chairs in the Bellevue Elementary School auditorium. Board member Jennifer McWilliams voted “nay,” explaining that she was not against the purchase of chairs, but did not like that the chairs selected are plastic.

Blogs

04.11.15

I am completely aware that spring has just arrived, but that does not negate the fact that the long-awaited winter is, in fact, coming this very weekend.

I speak, of course, of the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones, the HBO series set in the fantasy world of Westeros and its neighboring lands. In Westeros, seasons can last for many years, so many that the younger people of the land have never actually lived through a winter. And the winter that is creeping in from beyond the Wall promises to be one for the songbooks.

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Demolition on the Anthony’s Restaurant property on Ohio River Boulevard in Avalon began last week to make way for several new businesses. The Anthony’s building housed several enterprises over the years, including a restauarant/lounge and a barbershop.While the restaurant has closed, the barbershop has moved to Forest Avenue in Bellevue. The new building that soon wuill be under construction will feature a Dunkin’ Donuts store with a drive-through, as well as three other commercial spaces.

Events

Sat, 2015-05-02

The Quaker Valley Council of Governments (COG) and its member municipalities will sponsor a Recycling Day on Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Avalon Borough will host the event at the parking lot of the Avalon swimming pool on New Brighton Road across from the intersection of Frederick Street and New Brighton Road.

Sat, 2015-04-18

The North Boroughs / Sewickley Area Meals on Wheels will hold a fund-raising dinner featuring homemade lasagna on Saturday, April 18, 4-6:30 p.m.

The dinner will be held at the St. James Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 28 Pittsburgh St., Emsworth.

Dinners cost $10 each, and smaller-portion meals will be available for $6 each. Take-out meals are also available.