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An Avalon man is alive today thanks to the efforts of neighbors and police officers who helped him escape from a burning building in which two others died early Tuesday morning.


Although still in its most preliminary stages, a study estimating the cost of future capital improvements in the Northgate School District was presented to the school board Monday night. In short, the study projected financial news for taxpayers that goes from bad to worse.

Superintendent Dr. Caroline Johns said that the district began the first phase of an in-depth facilities study in 2016 with the hiring of architectural/engineering firm HHSDR. Last August, the firm presented the results of its study of the district's three schools and their capital improvement needs.


On March 12, a resident reported fraud concerning someone trying to buy a vehicle through Craigslist and Ebay.

On March 13, an Avalon resident reported that money was stolen from his wallet by his caretaker.

Avalon Police responded to a hit-and-run accident on Ohio River Boulevard on March 14. Police say there were no injuries.

Robert A. Janchenko, 40, of Avalon, was arrested on March 15 for possession of a controlled substance, suspected to be heroin.

Trevon Darnell Adams, 22, of Duquesne, was arrested on March 15 for driving under the influence of marijuana.



Avonworth School District presented a wealth of information during “Safety Information Night,” on Monday, March 19.

The event was held at the Primary Center on Roosevelt Road. More than 60 people attended and heard from the many presenters who included district administrators and representatives of the Ohio Township Police Department and Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Company.



I am a child of the 1970s, an era of dramatic change and activism. Which is not to say that everyone who came of age in that decade was an activist, or even aware of what was going on in the world around them. Even those who were aware did not grasp the concept that they could have an impact on the world. They saw themselves as victims of the status quo, powerless and voiceless.


What would an Easter party for kids be without eggs and bunnies, not to mention candy and crafts. Children who visited Avalon last Saturday got all of the above, and more. Pictured here, Grace and Laila Tuffiash of Avalon meet one of the rabbits visiting from Animal Friends.


Sun, 2018-04-01

Residents in boroughs where parking is restricted for street sweeping are reminded that the program will begin again the week of April 1.

Residents should check signs on their streets for parking restrictions. People who fail to move their vehicles can receive a ticket/fine.

Fri, 2018-03-09 - Sat, 2018-05-12

Trinity Lutheran Church of Avalon and Avalon Borough are seeking crafters for the 18th annual Avalon Apple Blossom Festival, Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will take place outside, in front of the church and borough hall on California Avenue.

Cost is $20 per space.

All individuals and organizations are invited to participate. Crafters should bring their own table.

Space is limited.

For more information, call Trinity, (412)761-4010 or Denny, (412-761-5416.