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Extreme hoarding conditions in a Madison Avenue, Bellevue, duplex hampered firefighters when fire broke out in the structrure about 1 a.m. Sunday.

Firefighters say that they arrived to find heavy fire in multiple rooms on the second floor, where items were stacked three to four feet high in what they called “extreme hoarding conditions.” Although crews were able to knock down the fire, they were kept busy extinguishing multiple “hot spots” due to the debris, as well as fire spreading through various walls and through a common attic. Firefighters were on scene for six hours.


Audiences exiting Northgate High School's spring musical production of "Mary Poppins" will leave the auditorium with more than just the lyrics of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" lodged in their minds.

They'll also have visions of Laken Burns, portraying Mary Poppins, in full flight across the stage, as well as other students performing some athletically demanding choreography throughout the show.

Of course, Laken will have some help in navigating Mary's flight, that coming from "Flying by Foy," a company based in Las Vegas, with offices in London, and Philadelphia.


Avalon Police were called to Norwood Avenue on Feb. 18. concerning a vehicle accident. One vehicle hit a block pillar then hit a parked car, causing it to hit another parked vehicle.

On Feb. 18, Eric Wayne Bauman, 24, was charged with driving under the influence after Avalon Police were dispatched to a restaurant on Ohio River Boulevard concerning a drive-through patron who appeared to be intoxicated.

Drug paraphernalia and what appeared to be stamp bags of heroin were seized after a traffic stop on Ohio River Boulevard on Feb. 21.


Esmark Industrial Group of Sewickley has named Avonworth senior John Gould an Esmark All-American, based on John's academic and athletic achievement, as well as his community service

Esmark's High School "All-American" recognition program, aimed at recognizing outstanding athletic, academic, and community service achievements among all high school student-athletes across the U.S. in 16 major varsity sports programs spanning five geographic regions.



In debating who should pay the cost of having a school resource officer at Northgate High School, the first question that must be asked is, should anyone pay?

Should Northgate High School have a police officer stationed there full-time during the school year? Do the benefits outweigh the costs?


Swimmers on the Northgate-Avonworth squad continue working out at the Northgate pool even though their seasons ended at the WPIAL qualifying level, where several of them broke records. Pictured above: front, Quinn Theobald, Steve McClain, Anna Wagner, Nick Madey, Brachman Herzig; back, Chad Kolarik, Zech Boyce. Additional qualifiers, though not pictured, include Becca Volk, Carrie Haney, Maura Scrabis, Tucker Yovetich and Ava Groll.


Sun, 2015-03-08

Avalon Volunteer Fire Company will hold a paddle party fund-raising event on Sunday, March 8, at 629 New Brighton Rd., Avalon. Doors open at noon, and bidding begins at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $5. There will be more than 75 baskets on which to bid. Proceeds benefit the Avalon Volunteer Fire Company.

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.