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01.14.12

William Haller, professor of organ and organ literature at West Virginia University, and professor of oboe Cynthia Anderson will present a recital of organ and English horn/oboe music at the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave., on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m.

The concert is free and the public is invited.

05.19.13

Both Democratic and Republican voters will have a large selection from which to nominate four candidates to represent their parties in the November general election.

The May 21 primary ballot features seven cross-filed candidates who will appear on both ballots. The four top vote-getters on each ballot will advance to the November election.

Brad Hazelwood of Bellevue is a landscape architect who graduated from West Virginia University. He has been involved and held office in a number of professional organizations.

05.19.13

Both Democratic and Republican voters will have a large selection from which to nominate four candidates to represent their parties in the November general election.

The May 21 primary ballot features seven cross-filed candidates who will appear on both ballots. The four top vote-getters on each ballot will advance to the November election.

Brad Hazelwood of Bellevue is a landscape architect who graduated from West Virginia University. He has been involved and held office in a number of professional organizations.

03.29.13

Susan Banas Susan M. Benko Banas, wife of the late Joseph B. Hlister and Vincent P. Banas, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

04.14.12

Avonworth Middle School principal Thomas Ralston will take a step up the ladder into the superintendent’s office on July 1, after the district’s school board voted Monday to hire him to replace retiring superintendent Dr. Valerie McDonald.

Ralston was hired as the middle school program in 2006. Prior to that, he was the principal at South Side Middle School in Beaver County (1997-2006) and Oak Glen Middle School with Hancock County Schools in West Virginia (1996-97). He also was a science teacher at Hancock County Schools 1990-96.

09.09.11

Cindy Lou McMillen, 36, from Kingwood, WV, was arrested for fleeing and attempting to elude police, DUI and careless driving following a traffic stop on Route 65 in Emsworth on Sept. 3.

Edward Pinto, 46, of Bellevue, was charged with open lewdness and defiant trespass for swimming naked in the Ohio River On Sept. 4. Pinto was seen near the Emsworth Locks and Dams by a passing boater, police say.

10.22.10

Rose Roehrig Rose Louise Riggs Roehrig, 85, of Walnut Creek, CA, formerly of Brighton Heights and wife of the late Chuck Roehrig, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Mrs. Roehrig was a 1943 graduate of North Allegheny High School. She had been a member of St. Cyril of Alexandria Church and a cheerleading coach. She participated in civic arts plays and church bazaars. She owned and managed Riggs Lounge and Restaurant from 1965 to 1983.

04.09.10

Mary M. Carte Mary M. Carte, 73 of Steubenville, OH, died Saturday, April 3, 2010 in Weirton Medical Center. Mrs. Carte was born on Aug. 19, 1936 in Emsworth. She was retired from Suburban General Hospital in as a nurse. She was Catholic by faith, and was a volunteer for the United Way and Red Cross. She was past president of the Women’s Club, and enjoyed reading, line dancing and bowling.

03.19.10

Students in Avonworth’s anatomy and physiology and advanced placement biology classes spent a morning on a mercy ship floating down the Amazon and stopping at ports where they provided health care via live video conferencing with the Challenger Learning Center in Wheeling, WV.

The experience was a simulation of what actually happens on medical ships such as the 1,100-bed facility now serving victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

01.08.10

A local Navy veteran has been honored in Navy Recruiting District Pittsburgh.

Petty Officer First Class Matthew Koll, a graduate of Northgate High School, won Recruiter in Charge [RINC] of the Year honors at Navy Recruiting District Pittsburgh's annual awards banquet in Niagara Falls.

10.09.09

Bellevue Council voted unanimously Tuesday to fill the vacant third ward council seat.

The vacancy created by the August resignation of Jerry Walter was filled by Mark Panichella, who will serve until the end of the year.

Panichella, 39, of Dawson Avenue, is the Democratic candidate for that seat, and will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot for a four-year term.

A native of Greensburg, he holds a bachelor of arts degree from West Virginia University and is the director of human resources for the VITAC corporation.

09.11.09

Mildred Kastory Mildred Kastory, 84, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. Mrs. Kastory was retired from Gulf Oil Corp. with 27 years of service. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Schneider and her husband Gary of Bellevue and Mildred Rankin and her husband Donald of Australia; and two grandchildren, Christopher Schneider of Bellevue and Kylie Rankin Grose and her husband Ralston.

08.21.09

Edith Freed Edith McClelland Freed, 93, formerly of Bellevue and wife of the late David S. McClelland and Charles W. Freed, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 in Baptist Home. Mrs. Freed was a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years. She is survived by three children, Donald K. McClelland, Sharon L. Freed and Patricia E. Fasciano and her husband David; her grandson, Marc McClelland; her sister-in-law, Lucille McClelland; her goddaughter, Patti Drake; and nieces and nephews.