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Avonworth High School will host a series of informal discussions to develop international connections and awareness of global neighbors during “Global Evenings at Avonworth” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10.

The features speakers are Frank Li, founding member, Pittsburgh China Chamber of Commerce; Annie Macher Prucey, vice president, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh; and Donna Lee Siple, executive director, Japan-America Society of Pittsburgh.

The topic is “Pittsburgh’s Growing Connections to East Asia; Partnerships with China and Japan.”


Ben Avon Council started its year with political discord after some council members were surprised to find out that the borough would be getting a new solicitor.

New members Philip Brind'Amour, Michael Wrbas and Julian Wynncyckj were sworn in, along with re-elected council member Richard White and mayor Bob Jones.

Earl Bohn was elected president of council in a 5-2 vote, with Michael Bett and Sue Weiss opposed. White was elected vice president.


Emsworth residents may have gotten a look at how their new borough council will operate in 2014, after a surprise move Monday by the new council president will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars.

Emsworth kicked off a series of municipal reorganization meetings held Monday evening throughout the North Boroughs. After the newly- and re-elected officials were sworn in, Alex Nalevanko was elected president of council and Brian Fashian was elected vice president of council.


Voters will choose from among five candidates to fill four seats on the borough council, and also will elect a new tax collector in next Tuesday’s general election.

Among the candidates are incumbents Paul Getz and Jason Helfrich, former council members Tom Maletick Jr.and Dan Lenz, and political newcomer Carolyn Galante.


Two Bellevue government veterans will face off in the Democratic nomination for mayor in the May 21 primary.

Under Bellevue's home rule charter, the mayor's primary duties are to present a budget to council, and to oversee the police department.

Democrats will choose between current council member Jane Braunlich, and former mayor and current borough treasurer Paul Cusick. Braunlich now holds one of the first ward council seats formerly held by Cusick for two terms, before he was elected mayor for two terms. Braunlich has been a member of Bellevue Council for the past six years.


The Avonworth School Board held its annual reorganization meeting on Dec. 3, and voted to reverse the positions of president and vice president.

Current vice president Brenda Barlek was elected president for 2013. The board elected current president David Oberdick as vice president for 2013. The board elected to keep board members Jeff Carraway and Robert Wible as its representatives to the board of the A.W. Beattie Career Center.

The reorganization of the board's committees was deferred until January.



The Avonworth School District is now on board with a property tax abatement program proposed by Ben Avon officials that could give some home owners a major tax break for newly constructed houses.

The Avonworth School Board has approved a tax abatement for the development of blighted property on Park Avenue in Ben Avon.


Three newly-elected members of Ben Avon Council were sworn in by Mayor Bob Jones Monday evening before council voted to return Lloyd Corder to the president’s chair and committee appointments were announced.

Pictured here from left are Corder, newly-elected council members Earl Bohn, Suzanne Weiss and Michael Bett, and Jones.

Corder was re-elected president of council in a unanimous vote, as was Weiss as vice president.

Corder was prepared to make committee assignments for the coming year, and also named council members to handle special projects.


The Avonworth School Board held its annual reorganization meeting on Dec. 5. At that meeting, the five recently elected school board members - David Oberdick, Robert Wible, Jeff Carraway, Peter McKay, and Brenda Barlek, were sworn in.

In addition, the board voted to return David Oberdick to his former position as president. Brenda Barlek, the president during 2011, resumed her prior position of vice president.


Most people who know Sean Adams think he's a fairly down-to-earth guy.

His Emsworth office is as basic as an office can be: folding tables, folding chairs, a few laptops. No fancy eating habits, either. The mini-fridge is stocked with soft drinks and the microwave stands ready to heat up cans of Dinty Moore beef stew stacked five high on top.


Representatives of West Penn Allegheny Health System updated Bellevue Council Tuesday on changes at the Allegheny General Hospital - Suburban Campus.

Gregory Burfitt, CEO of Allegheny General Hospital and Kim Sperring, vice president of AGH- Suburban Campus, spoke to council about what has happened since inpatient and emergency room services were discontinued last week.


The first item of business at the Aug. 9, Northgate School Board committee of the whole meeting was to elect a new board vice president.

The V.P. position opened with the death of board member Charles Miklos.

Current board treasurer Daniel O’Keefe was the only nominee and was approved unanimously in a roll call vote.

O’Keefe then nominated board member Gary Paladin who is currently on the Finance Committee to fill the treasurer spot. Paladin was the only nominee, and approved unanimously in a roll call vote. Board member Tony Barbarino was absent.


Jane Conover Jane Dolan Conover of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Bellevue and Ross Township, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Mrs. Conover was a vice president of Conover and Associates for more than 45 years.



Dr. Timothy Makatura of Bellevue was selected by the Northgate School Board at its July 19 meeting to replace board vice president Chuck Miklos, who recently passed away.

Three candidates were interviewed for the position. All three candidates were asked the same seven questions and then were able to provide additional information if they wished.


It may be warm now, but it wasn’t very long ago that we had snow up to our bumpers. Bellevue Council acknowledged the great job done by the borough’s department of public works with a special proclamation at council work session on Tuesday. Pictured above from left are council vice president Linda Woshner, DPW supervisor Tony Barbarino, and employees Paul Mammay, John Scanlon and Joe Wright.


Three new members were sworn in to seats on Avalon Council last Monday evening, including one who was just recently named the winner of a council seat by what was probably the lowest number of votes ever.

While Jonathan Bernstein and Thomas Lloyd Jr. were on the November ballot along with incumbents Ed Repp and Ralph Cortese, David Dixon was declared the winner of a council seat for which there were no candidates on the ballot. Dixon received four write-in votes, which was enough to beat out incumbent Albert Wurst, who received only three.


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.


After advertising hearings for public comments on proposed amendments to the personnel code and the civil service rules and regulations, some Bellevue Council members showed up on June 24 only to find that no such hearing had actually been authorized.



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.


For the second time in a month, a regularly scheduled Bellevue Council meeting was cancelled due to the lack of a quorum.

The pre-council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, was not held when five council members were not able to attend. Missing were council president Kathy Coder, vice president Lisa Blaney-Stewart, safety committee chairman Jerry Walter, public works committee chairman Mike Kutschbach and council member David Gillingham Jr.