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3/29/15

Avalon officials are looking for some assurances from Bellevue that they won’t be wasting their time to begin a police department consolidation study, as requested by Bellevue.

A letter from Avalon Council president Josh Klicker was sent to Bellevue Mayor Paul Cusick, enumerating a number of concerns by Avalon officials, and seeking answers from their Bellevue counterparts before committing to a lengthy consolidation study.

Cusick presented those questions to Bellevue Council at its regular meeting Tuesday.

3/29/15

By JIM RUMBLE

The Avonworth Antelopes baseball season got under way when they hosted Quigley in a non-section game this past Tuesday.

Although the 'Lopes pounded out 12 hits on their way to a 10-0 blanking of the Spartans, coach Phil Coffin didn't seem to be too impressed by his team's play.

"I think we played lackluster today," said Coffin. "It's early in the season -- only our second time outside -- and I think we played much better last week in an exhibition game at Neshannock," he said.

3/29/15

Avalon Police were dispatched to a business on Ohio River Boulevard for retail theft on March 18. The suspect had reportedly removed sensors from items and was wearing a pair of shoes she had not paid for. Subsequently, at the police station, more clothing items were found on her person bringing the total value of merchandise stolen to $95.

On March 20, Avalon Police were called to a restaurant on Route 65 for a theft. Seven females in their early 20s left without paying their $51. bill.

3/29/15

Bellevue will re-evaluate a proposed increase in the rental property inspection fee after questions posed by one council member remained unanswered, and another introduced questions of ethics.

Council was presented with a proposed schedule covering numerous fees charged by the borough. At the pre-0council meeting two weeks ago, council member Linda Woshner challenged a proposed increase from $35 to $45 per rental unit in the rental property inspection fee.

Blogs

03.29.15

Okay, folks, get comfortable. This is going to take a while. Not nearly as long a while as Tuesday's three-hour Bellevue Council meeting, but there's a whole lot of muddy ground to be covered once your brain thaws out from that experience.

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Baseball and softball seasons have gotten off to a slow start, thanks to lingering winter weather, but the Antelopes managed to get in a game this past week. Pictured here, Avonworth’s Eric Lippert scores during the Antelopes’ 10-0 victory over Quigley.

Events

Wed, 2015-04-01

You know that spring really is here (knock on wood) when you have to start moving your vehicle for street sweeping. April 1 marks the date when parking restrictions will go back into effect in local boroughs, particularly Avalon and Bellevue. Checks signs on your street for days and times of parking restrictions.

Fri, 2015-02-20 - Fri, 2015-04-03

Avalon Volunteer Fire Company will hold a fish fry each Friday in Lent, 4-8 p.m., at the fire hall, 629 New Brighton Rd., Avalon.

Eat-in dinners are $9 and include a fish sandwich, cole slaw, choice of one side and a drink.

Take-out dinners are $8. and include a fish sandwich, cole slaw and choice of one side.

Sides include French fries, macaroni and cheese, haluski and pierogies.

A $10, special, all-you-can-eat fish dinner will be held on Friday, Feb. 20, only.