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1/21/17

By NANCY WHYTE

Residents of Emsworth Borough continue to be inconvenienced by street damage and road closures due to broken West View Water Authority water lines.

The latest situation occurred on Dec. 22 on Pennsylvania Avenue, the upper part of which remains closed to vehicle traffic.

Members of council debated whether a quick emergency fix should be made on Pennsylvania Avenue in order to open the road, or a more-complete repair, including replacement of the water line, should be made that would greatly diminish the likelihood of future breaks.

1/23/17

By JIM RUMBLE

The Avonworth boys' basketball team saw their seven game win streak come to a halt when they traveled to North Catholic this past Tuesday.

On the line was sole possession atop Section 2 (3A) for both teams, but the Trojans managed to outscore the Antelopes in each quarter on their way to a 48-26 victory.

Matt Crilley led the ‘Lopes offense with nine points.

Avonworth hosted Brentwood in section play and defeated the Cougars last Friday 60-45.

1/23/17

The Emsworth Bridge will be undergoing reconstruction beginning next month, and Ben Avon Council wants residents to know how it will impact them and the borough.

The bridge is set to close Feb. 13 and could be shut down for as long as a year.

1/23/17

Employees of Avalon's street department now have a contract that will provide them with both retroactive and future pay increases.

The borough council voted at its regular meeting Tuesday to approve the agreement, which covers the years 2015-18. Officials said that the union representing the workers earlier agreed to a salary for 2015, so the new contract provides for a 3 percent annual increase retroactive to 2016.

Blogs

01.23.17

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.

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Avonworth’s library is receiving a donation of books in recognition of the school board members.

In Pennsylvania, January is School Board Recognition Month. At the Jan. 16 meeting , representatives of both the Avonworth elementary and middle school student councils presented specially-selected books for donation to the library in honor of the dedication and hard work the members of the school board contribute to the district.

Events

Fri, 2017-02-03

Sacred Heart Parish is hosting its annual St. Valentine’s Day Father-Daughter Dance, Friday, Feb. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Smith Center.

The festivities include a D.J, refreshments, a photo booth, and a special gift for each girl.

Cost is $15 per father and daughter and $5 for each additional girl.

To make a reservation, call (412)860-4910 or the Sacred Heart rectory at (412)761-6651.

Sun, 2017-01-29

Assumption Church in Bellevue will host super bingo, Sunday, Jan. 29, at McGovern Hall.

Doors open at 1 p.m. with play beginning at 2 p.m.

Cost of admission is $25 and includes a six-card package, a slice of pizza, a bottle of water and a cookie. Extra packages of bingo cards are available for purchase.

Prizes are $75 for regular games, $150 for specials and a jackpot of $1,000.

Only 200 tickets will be sold.

Tickets are available in the school office, (412)761-7887. at the church rectory or by calling Becky Glevicky at (412)761-9656.