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Firefighters from throughout the North Boroughs and Ross Township quickly extinguished a fire in a Bellevue apartment building Sunday morning.

The fire was reported to have broken out in a couch in a second floor apartment in the building at 60 Sumner Ave. The flames grew to reach the ceiling, causing it to collapse.

All of the residents were evacuated safely, and, as of Sunday night, have been unable to return to the building. The Allegheny County fire marshal was called to investigate.


Matthew Ehrick Campbell, 31, of 15202, was charged with public drunkenness on Nov. 4.

On Nov. 5, Avalon Police responded to South Home Avenue concerning a dog fight.

Avalon Police took a report of an armed robbery at a Union Avenue business on Nov. 8. A customer requested a pack of cigarettes, and when the store clerk stated the price, the customer showed a black handgun and demanded the money in the register. Between $300 and $500 was taken, according to the report.



Injuries were part of the adversity the Avonworth Antelopes football team had to deal with all season, and that continued to be a factor when the 'Lopes met the Clairton Bears in a WPIAL quarterfinal game played last Friday.

Avonworth battled Clairton to a 14-14 tie by halftime, but just couldn't match up with the Bears in the second half as they fell 46-21 to end their season.

"I'm proud of these kids. They came out, gutted it up, and played their hearts out," said Antelopes’ coach Duke Johncour.


Bellevue Police received a report on Nov. 6 that a forced burglary had occurred at a Crawford Avenue residence.

On Nov. 7, Bellevue Police received a report that after a driver had stopped to use a MAC machine, an individual attempted to enter a vehicle.

From a Brighton Road resident, Bellevue Police received a report of internet fraud on Nov. 8.

Bellevue Police received a report of a disturbance on North Sprague Avenue on Nov. 9.

A Lincoln Avenue business reported a shoplifting incident on Nov. 10.

A Lincoln Avenue business reported a suspected retail theft on Nov. 12.



It seems we once again find ourselves in that special season when we give thanks, spend a lot of money, and make resolutions – pretty much in that order. And if there is one thing that should play an important role in all of these endeavors, it is the North Boroughs business community.


Home for the Holidays is a special section filled with articles and ideas for your upcoming holidays. Click on the link below to view the entire section.


Wed, 2015-11-25

Ohio Township Parks and Recreation will hold a creative workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for children ages 5-11.

The “day-of-fun” workshop includes a variety of crafts, activities and games.

Cost is $60 for Ohio Township residents and $65 for non-residents.

To register, call (412)364-6321 or e-mail arubi

Wed, 2015-11-11 - Fri, 2015-12-11

North Hills Community Outreach is accepting new toys, games, sporting equipment, sports apparel and gift cards for children ages birth through 18, from Nov. 11 through Dec. 11. Earlier donations are encouraged.
Gifts appropriate for teens are especially needed.
Donations can be dropped off at NHCO, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m-4 p.m., and at the food pantry behind the building, 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays Nov. 28 and Dec. 5.
For more information, contact Vicki at or (412)487-6316, opt. 1.