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Bellevue Council is being asked to allow an increase in the number of bars permitted in the borough.


Brandon Chavez, 22, of Ambridge, was arrested for possession of suspected marijuana following a traffic stop on Jan. 8.

Following a dispute on Jan. 8, George Schaffner, 52, of Avalon and Janice Niedbala, 57, of Sewickley, were arrested.

A motor vehicle accident occurred on Jan. 9 at South Birmingham and Taylor avenues when a car slid into a fire hydrant. Police say no one was injured, but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

On Jan. 10, Michael McGuire, 42, of Carnegie, was arrested for possession of suspected marijuana.


Bellevue vehicle owners are being warned that a rash of thefts from vehicles has occurred recently. Police Chief Matt Senter is warning residents that multiple cars had been entered and items stolen throughout the borough this week. He urged residents to make sure their vehicles were locked and valuables removed. Additionally, he requested that if anyone had seen anything suspicious or had video footage of people looking at vehicles or trying car doors to contact the police department.

A non-forced burglary occurred at a Lincoln Avenue business on Dec. 3.



The Northgate Flames continue to struggle and matters didn’t get any better when the Flames hosted the Vikings from Sto-Rox (6-1, 8-5) on Tuesday night. The Vikings entered the game tied for first place with Summit Academy, but Northgate would test them early. However, the pace of the game would take its toll and the Flames would fold late in the game, losing by the score 79- 52.



Yes, folks, it’s here once again – that invigorating year that seems to last forever, that is bursting with enough drama and paranoia to keep everyone on the edge of their seats, and the year that is guaranteed to pit neighbor against neighbor at some point. Yes, 2019 is a local election year.


Northgate's Ciera Mason continues to lead the Flames through a rough patch that has seen the girls drop two conference games. The Flames lost to OLSH and to Sto-Rox in recent play. The Flames lost 65 – 24 to the OLSH Chargers, and on top of that they lost two starters to injuries, one with a concussion and one with an MCL sprain. OLSH is in first place and undefeated in conference play. The Flames then lost to Sto-Rox 44 -36. They were led by Ci Ci Mason, who put up 19 points, and Shayla Stiegler, who had 11.


Fri, 2019-02-08

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

The event features a D.J., refreshments, a photo booth for dad and daughter 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 Megan, (412)860-4910, or the Sacred Heart rectory, (412)761-6651.

Fri, 2019-01-04 - Mon, 2019-02-04

North Hills Community Outreach is taking orders through Feb. 4 for its annual citrus sale.

New in 2019 are quarts of strawberries picked fresh in Florida, which along with the boxes of grapefruit, oranges, and pears are hand-checked by volunteers and are available for pickup March 2 and 3 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, Hampton.

Purchases benefit NHCO. Boxes of fruit can also be donated to NHCO’s food pantries.

To order, visit or call (412)307-0069 x 3311.