Content about Charles Miklos


Longtime Northgate School Board member Charles Miklos died last weekend.

Miklos, 81, of Bellevue, died Sunday, July 4, 2010 while with family on vacation.

Vacations were never something that stopped Miklos from participating in Northgate School Board business during his 26-year tenure. For many years he made sure to call in from his vacation home in Conneaut so he could be a part of meetings.


Northgate will hire 10 summer custodians and attempt to avoid hiring a painting contract this year.

The summer help -- college and high school students -- will be paid $8 per hour. Buildings and grounds committee chairman Charles Miklos said at Monday’s school board meeting that the students should be able to handle both summer cleaning and painting, at a cost savings to the district.


The post-Labor Day faction won this year's school calendar debate, so Northgate students will start school on Sept. 7 next year.

Start times at Northgate have fluctuated over the last several years depending on the make-up of the school board, with two groups equally dedicated to their views on whether classes should begin before or after the fall holiday.


If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After interviewing three candidates for an open two-year seat on the Northgate School Board, the board chose someone all too familiar with trying to acquire a seat.

The board appointed Gary Paladin, who has thrown his hat into the ring for a seat a number of times, in a 7-1 vote, with new board member Tony Barbarino opposed.

"He seemed like he already fit in," board member Charles Miklos said. "He impressed me."


It took nine roll call votes, two recesses and a coin toss before the Northgate School Board was able to elect a new president during the reorganization meeting Monday evening.

Incumbent Charles Miklos was elected to two board seats -- one for a four-year term and one for a two-year term -- during the November general election, and chose to accept the four-year seat. That left a two-year vacancy and only eight board members available to elect new officers during the Dec. 7 meeting.


The Avalon - Bellevue Kiwanis Club held its final meeting last Monday evening. After 63 years of charitable work, membership in the club had declined to a handful, who decided to disband.Among the longtime members who attended Monday’s final meeting were, pictured above from left: seated - Stanley Zawojski, Will Mecklinburg, William Shirley and Frank Setcavage; standing - Brian Shirey, Lenora Bauer and Charles Miklos. The club raised funds for a number of local projects and programs, including school arts and DARE.


Avalon Elementary parking Borough officials and Avalon PTO members have come up with a plan to help ease parking problems created when parents drop-off and pick-up their child-ren at school.

A resolution approved by Avalon Council at its Aug. 18 meeting will allow parents to purchase a parking permit that will let them park in front of the school, between North School Street and North Chestnut Street, from 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and from 2:30 until 4 p.m. on weekdays.


Although there will be many races to be decided in the November general election, Tuesday's primary went a long way toward deciding who will occupy several municipal and school board offices next year, despite voter turnout that averaged around 15 percent of registered voters.

The top contests in the primary all but determined who will be the mayor in two boroughs.



Six candidates are seeking both parties’ nominations for five Northgate School Board seats

There are four four-year seats available on the board, as well as one two-year seat.

Two incumbents, Shirl Reinhart and Charles Miklos, will run, along with former member Lorinda Hayes, Gary Paladin, Anthony Barbarino and Marita Bartholomew. Paladin and Bartholomew have thrown their names into the hat for vacant seats on the board in the past, but have never been selected.

Miklos and Barbarino are also running for the two-year seat.