Report break-ins

Ben Avon Mayor Melanie Holcomb said she learned through talking with residents that some are not contacting the police about break-ins, but rather are posting the information on social media. She encouraged them to call the police if such an occurrence happens. Police Chief Joe Hanny agreed, saying people should definitely call 911 to let the police know.

He also pointed out that it is "soliciting season," and those doing the soliciting should have a permit signed by the chief. He said there is a do-not-solicit list, and people can call or send an e-mail to the Ohio Township Police Department if they would like their names to be added.