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As the landslide on North Birmingham Avenue in Avalon gets worse, so does the borough’s fiscal health.

The borough expected to spend about $150,000 to erect a retaining wall along the steep roadway to stop the steady deterioration of the hillside. Officials learned recently that the slide has extended beyond the current work area, which will require that the retaining wall be extended some 40 feet, according to the borough engineer.

That extension will cost Avalon $68,325.



On Senior Day for the Avonworth varsity baseball team, the team faced Brentwood in a section home game to end the season. Brentwood came into the match-up with a 6-10 record overall and a 4-9 section record. Going into the match-up, Avonworth was struggling with a six-game losing streak.

Avonworth started out strong in the bottom of the first inning with two runs off singles by senior pitcher Sean Kampsen and senior outfielder Corey Clark. But Brentwood answered back in the top of the third by scoring four runs off five hits and no errors.


Officers from the Avalon Police Department have recently responded to a wide variety of incidents.

On May 8, police responded to a medical call at the Avalon Motel. Shawn Alexander was found to be wanted by Swissvale Police and was taken into custody and transported to the Allegheny County Jail.

On May 9, police investigated criminal mischief to an automobile on Orchard Avenue. The vehicle’s four tires had each been punctured with a sharp instrument.


The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it treats its animals. Mahatma Gandhi By ROBERTA SLANINA O'BRIEN



Unlike in the game of football -- where if someone drops the ball, the person who picks it up and runs with it is a hero -- a fumble recovery in politics just makes both sides look bad.


Area first responders staged a mock crash at Northgate High School Tuesday in an effort to show students what can happen when they drink and drive. With the prom and graduation seasons approaching, Bellevue police and fire departments, NorthWest EMS, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office and LifeFlight brought the lesson home in a scene that had a student “dying” after going through the windshield, another trapped in a vehicle, and yet another under “arrest.” Bellevue volunteer firefighter Bill Turkovich organized the event.


Sun, 2014-06-22

Assumption School’s Fifth annual flea market will be held Saturday, June 21, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday, June 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in McGovern Hall under Assumption Church, 45 N. Sprague Ave., Bellevue.

Basket raffles and concessions also will be featured. All proceeds benefit the school.

Sat, 2014-06-21

Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church will sponsor a picnic-style dinner, strawberry festival and car cruise on Saturday, June 21, 4-7 p.m.

The church is located on Roosevelt Road in Ohio Township.