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6/19/09

Kathleen Snyder Kathleen E. Snyder died Wednesday, June 10, 2009. She is survived by her goddaughter, Kathleen Starkey Cooley and her husband Timothy and their children, Allison and Jordan Cooley; her cousin, Jefferson Starkey and his wife Shannon and godchildren Shawn and Aleisha Starkey. She was preceded in death by her mother, Catherine Miller Snyder; her uncle, Louis Miller; and her cousin, Judith Mulder. Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Saturday.

Terry Ingerick

6/19/09

A radio and a backpack were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Laurel Avenue in Ben Avon on June 16.

On June 17, it was discovered that change had been stolen from vending machines at ACORD Park.

6/12/09

Residents in the Avonworth School District will be paying more in taxes to the district, as the Avonworth School Board approved a property tax hike as part of the 2009-10 budget at the board's regular meeting on June 8.

6/12/09

Avonworth may look to the junior class or create a “super-booster” group to operate the concession stand at football games.

Parents from both the band and cheerleading booster groups were present at the school board's regular meeting on June 8 to discuss who should be running the concession stand.

6/12/09

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh has selected Avonworth High School teacher Jeff Boggess as one of 10 area teachers who will participate in a summer study tour of Brussels and Vienna, June 26 - July 10.

Council representative Christine Unger notified Boggess of his acceptance to the program in what she described as being “…a highly competitive process.” Boggess said that the application required two recommendations from Avonworth administrators, a resume and an essay.

6/12/09

The A. W. Beattie Career Center is asking board members of the districts that use the center their opinions on spending some of the excess bond money to build a large meeting area.

According to Avonworth School Board member Marybeth Sommers, Beattie is considering adding a meeting room to the current building project.

Beattie has excess bond funds after bids for the project came in $3 million less than estimated.

6/12/09

Bellevue’s two newest police officers are wrapping up the details that will put them on the streets of Bellevue within the next two weeks.

The pair were sworn in Monday by Mayor George Doscher.

6/12/09

Boy Scout Troop 321 added another Eagle Scout to its roster in a court of honor recognizing Jacob George for his accomplishments during his seven years as a Boy Scout.

In the ceremony held last Sunday at the Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church, assistant scoutmaster Steve Cupcheck said that anyone who achieves Eagle status represents “…the perfect, ultimate, complete Scout.”

6/12/09

The Northgate School Board voted earlier this week to allow a “Girls Little Hoopers” camp to be held at the middle-senior high school.

The board voted unanimously at its work session on June 8 to authorize the camp to be held June 15-17, from 9 a.m. until noon.

6/12/09

Editor: The June 5th article “Concession Stand Up for Grabs” was very misleading. Avonworth School Board President David Oberdick indicated that the Avonworth Football Boosters were giving up the concession stand due to “lack of volunteers.” This is not the case. The decision to eliminate the concession stand as a fund-raising endeavor was not taken lightly and the pros and cons of operating the stand were considered for several months. The school district, in fact, started this whole process when they tried to take the stand from the football boosters this past season. The events and facts that led up to this decision are as follows:

6/12/09

A coaching dynasty may be in the making at Northgate, as the current middle school football coach’s son is expected to take over his dad’s position next fall.

David Haslett Sr. recently resigned both his coaching position and his job with the district’s buildings and grounds department to accept another job outside Northgate.

Northgate School Board athletic committee chairman David Natale said that Haslett’s son, David Haslett Jr., is the recommended candidate for his father’s coaching job.

6/12/09

Shop equipment donated Metal shop equipment deemed unnecessary by the Avonworth School Board has found a new home.

The board approved, at its regular meeting on June 8, the donation of various pieces of equipment to the A.W. Beattie Career Center. Beattie will receive a rotary bender, sheet metal roller, welding table, spot welder, sheet metal shear and a box and pan finger break.

A metal shop lathe will be donated to Carnegie Mellon University.

6/12/09

Elaine Genberg Elaine Z. Genberg, 82, of Bellevue, wife of the late Samuel H. Jackson and John B. Genberg, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009. Mrs. Genberg was a volunteer for many community organizations. She is survived by two nieces, Rebecca and Frances Weiss; her nephew, Lawrence Weiss; her brother-in-law, Edward Haber; and other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Jean, Helen and Caroline.

6/12/09

Emsworth Borough Council has cleared the way for another bar to open up shop in Emsworth.

Council unanimously authorized, at its regular meeting on June 11, the transfer of a liquor license to Gennaro's Cafe, Inc. at 8070 Ohio River Blvd. The license will be coming from an bar in McKeesport, according to borough solicitor Mike Marmo.

A public hearing was held prior to the council meeting for residents to voice their concerns over the transfer. There were no comments from the public.

6/12/09

The Avonworth girls' basketball team will have familiar face coaching from the bench next season.

The board announced that Bob Schulz would return as the varsity girls' head basketball coach for the 2009-10 school year.

The longtime coach retired two years ago, turning over the reins to former Lady ‘Lope and assistant coach Julie Moehring. Moehring announced her resignation at the end of the 2008-09 season, citing a need to devote time to other areas of her life.

6/5/09

Taxpayers in the Avonworth School District may be looking at a lower millage increase than previously projected, with stimulus and reserve funds making up the difference.

6/5/09

Now that everyone knows the name of the position, Bellevue Borough will advertise for a new borough office clerk/secretary.

Approval of an expenditure of no more than $500 for advertising was delayed at the June 2 council meeting when the motion initially did not include the job title as listed in the borough's personnel code. Council member Linda Woshner said that she had requested at the finance committee meeting that the code be checked for the proper title, but that had not been done.

6/5/09

The Avonworth School District may be going into the concession stand business, much to the dismay of booster groups who want the fund-raising opportunity.

The concession stand at varsity football games has long been the domain of the football boosters, with other booster groups relegated to peripheral positions and sales items. According to Avonworth School Board president David Oberdick, however, the football boosters are giving up the concession due to a lack of volunteers.

6/5/09

Bellevue Council accepted a bid for a borough vehicle at council's regular meeting on June 2.

Council accepted the bid of $1,850 from Howard Johnston for a 1986 Chevy 1-ton dump truck.

6/5/09

The Avonworth School District will award diplomas to 102 graduating seniors tonight.

6/5/09

A contribution of $2,500 to the North Boroughs Independence Day fireworks celebration was approved by Bellevue Council at its June 2 meeting.