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Despite multiple inspections by varuious government agencies, officials are no closer to figuring out what is causing water tainted with fecal matter to seep onto Florence Avenue in Avalon.



Last Friday, Avonworth welcomed the number-one ranked team in Pennsylvania, the Aliquippa Quips, to their packed gymnasium to engage in a contest some thought would be similar to last month's game -- a game where Avonworth struggled mightily in an eventual blow-out loss. This time, however, Avonworth looked like a completely different team than the one from a month ago, and they put a scare in the hearts of Aliquippa. They still were unable to come away with a win, losing a game that was much closer than the final score indicated, 75-61.



Darrell Barron is a senior guard on Northgate's basketball team this year, and Friday night, he achieved a major milestone when he scored his 1,000th career point.

Barron scored his 1,000th point in the third quarter of the game against Freedom, and finished the night with a career 1,004 points, with five games left to be played. Adding to this accomplishment is the fact that he did it in just three years, beginning his sophomore year.


Bookmobile service will continue in Ben Avon for at least the next two years, despite the decision of the borough council to eliminate funding for it.



Anyone who was around and paid attention during previous discussions of Bellevue and Avalon being served by one police department learned at the outset that words we often use interchangably actually have very different meanings in this field.

When experts talk about a merger, they mean that one police department ceases to exist and is taken over by the other. A consolidation, on the other hand, means that both individual departments cease to exist and a new department is formed of the two.


Avonworth boys’ basketball got back in the win column Tuesday night with a 78-69 victory in an away contest against South Side Beaver. Pictured here, senior Josh Drwal drives in to score in the fourth period, ending the night with 20 points, followed by Adam Joyce with 16. In the first meeting of the teams this season, Avonworth rolled to a relatively easy 82-59 win. Head coach Dan Bradley took the tighter contest in stride. “South Side Beaver is a tough place to play.


Fri, 2015-02-13

Holy Family Manor will hold its second annual spaghetti dinner on Friday, Feb. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The dinner will be held at Community at Holy Family Manor Auditorium, 301 Nazareth Way, Pittsburgh 15229.

Dinner consists of spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara sauce, salad, a roll with butter and dessert. Take out is available.

Dinners costs are: adults, $8.; senior citizens 65 or older, $6.; children ages 6-12, $6.; and children aged 5 or younger are free. Payment must be made by cash or check only.

Mon, 2015-01-26 - Sat, 2015-01-31

Upcoming events at Bayne Library include:

Monday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, the library opens at 8:30 a.m. for adults 55+ to have full use of the facilities.

Monday, Jan. 26, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Library Outreach. A Bayne Library staff member will visit the Lutheran Services Senior Center on Lincoln Avenue with large print books for members to check out.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m., Wednesday Wise Walk, for adults age 50 and above. Meet at the YMCA Community Center at the corner of California Avenue and South Home.