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With criminal charges still pending against six people associated with a “White Nationalist” hate group for the assault of a local black man in an Avalon bar last month, two events have been scheduled to express the community’s intolerance of racism and hate crimes, and to question the way the case was handled by Avalon Police.


During a traffic stop on July 27, Avalon Police officers arrested David Roose, 46, of Renfrew and John Roose, 45, of Avalon, charging both with possession of suspected heroin.

Following a traffic stop on July 28, Murphy David East, 32, of Avalon, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Aug. 1, a McKinley Terrace resident reported that someone had broken the front window of her home. Police say that no entry was made and nothing was stolen.


A number of personnel matters were approved by the Avonworth School Board at their Thursday, July 26, meeting.

Tommie Murray was hired as the assistant elementary school principal commencing Aug. 1, pending release from her current district, at a salary of $75,000 with benefits.

Ashley Randall was hired as a temporary professional employee with an assignment as a first grade teacher. Kathy Reichart was named Randall’s mentor for the school year.

Meghan Kelly was hired as a professional employee with an assignment as a second grade teacher commencing Aug. 17.


Bellevue Police received a report of an attempted burglary on North Balph Avenue on July 3.

An assault on Lincoln Avenue was reported on July 4.

On July 5, A bicycle was reported taken from a Division Avenue residence on June 4-5.

A Lincoln Avenue retail store reported shoplifting on July 7.

A resident of Teece Avenue reported larceny on July 7. A resident of Woods Avenue reported larceny on July 10.

A Lincoln Avenue retail store reported shoplifting on July 10. On July 14, a Lincoln Avenue retail store reported larceny.



After a few decades of a whole lot of people pretending that racism really wasn’t much of a problem in our society any longer, it appears that we all must wake up to the consequences of our apathy and lack of attention.


Bellevue and Avalon once again came together to celebrate the annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, part of a national event designed to combat crime by making communities more cohesive and familiar with their public safety responders. Pictured here, Bellevue Police Sgt. Mike Hudson joined the fun when he was challenged to a bag race.


Sat, 2018-08-25

Trinity Lutheran Church will sponsor the 11th Great Avalon Yard Sale, Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

To find the yard sales, stop by the church at 638 California Ave. to receive a free map.

Avalon Borough residents who wish to participate may contact the church at (412)761-4010 or (412)761-5416 to have their yard sale listed on the map. To help with advertising expenses, a $10 donation is requested.

Trinity Lutheran will serve free hot dogs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sun, 2018-08-19

The North Boroughs Democratic Committees are hosting an ice cream social, Sunday, Aug. 19, 1-3 p.m. at Avon Park in Ben Avon to meet representatives and Democratic candidates.

The public is invited to this free event. Donations are welcome.