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10/9/09

Gilbert Kinderman Gilbert F. "Gil" Kinderman, 81, of Bellevue, husband of the late Margaret "Peg" DeCarlo Kinderman, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2009. He is survived by three daughters, Kathi Bigi and her husband Bob of Ross Township, Karen Clapper and her husband Steve of Philadelphia, PA and Karole Wagner and her husband Dan of Rice's Landing, PA; six grandchildren, Amanda Bigi, Nathan and Jared Clapper, Anastasia, Olivia and Mary Wagner; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert J. Kinderman.

10/3/09

No one was leaving the game early when Avonworth hosted Springdale Friday night. The two evenly matched teams battled it out until the final seconds of a game that proved frustrating for the Antelopes.

The red defense forced four turnovers, while the offense moved within 10 yards of the goal line several times without being able to capitalize.

Springdale put the first score on the board just before halftime, and led 7-0 until less than two minutes remained in the game. Avonworth's Jimmy Zubik ran in for the 'Lopes' first and only score.

10/2/09

First team, second team, it didn’t seem to matter as the Avonworth Antelopes rolled over the Wilkinsburg Tigers last Friday, 41-12.

"We got a lot of people playing tonight," head coach Jason Kekseo said after the game.

The section away game started slow, with only seven points scored in the first quarter, but picked up quick in the second. By halftime, Avonworth led the Tigers 34-0.

Four different Antelopes scored touchdowns in the victory that improves the 'Lopes’ record to 4-0 overall, and 2-0 in section play.

10/2/09

Fall leaf pick-up will begin soon in Bellevue.

Loose leaf pick-up will be done from Monday, Oct. 12, until Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Loose leaf collection will take place only on streets that have posted street sweeping days and times. Residents who live on streets that do not have posted sweeping days and times must bag all leaves for Friday front street pick-ups. There will be no loose leaf collection in any alleys.

Residents are reminded to place all loose leaves on the street at the curb line prior to 7 a.m. Leaf piles covered by illegally parked cars cannot be picked up.

10/2/09

Election day could come a month early for one candidate for Bellevue Council.

Council currently has a vacancy created by the Aug. 26 resignation of third ward representative Jerry Walter. Although Walter did not remove his name from the Nov. 3 general election ballot, he is not considered a viable candidate. That leaves Democrat Mark Panichella in good position to be elected to the seat next month.

He could, however, be appointed to fill the council vacancy as early as next Tuesday, during council's regular meeting.

10/2/09

Leaf collection will begin in late October in Ben Avon.

Residents are asked to rake leaves to the curb. No twigs, branches, mulched material, grass or other debris will be collected.

A final pass will be made on each street the last week of November. Collection of leaves on Ohio River Boulevard will occur the first week of December.

Once a street has been collected for the last time, residents are asked not to place any additional leaves at the curbside. Leaves can be bagged for disposal during weekly refuse collection.

10/2/09

Those working within the borough of Emsworth could be paying a little more in local taxes beginning next year.

Emsworth Borough Council voted, at a special meeting on Sept. 23, to implement a local service tax, which will cost anyone working in the borough $26 per year.

The tax will replace the $10 occupational privilege tax that the borough currently has in place, according to council member Paul Getz.

Getz said that the tax will go into effect at the beginning of 2010.

10/2/09

Some 62 vehicles were stopped during a detail conducted Tuesday on Route 65 and Camp Horne Road, as well as on Neville Island.

Ohio Township Police hosted the detail as part of the North Hills Regional Vehicle Inspection Task Force.

According to police, eight trucks were taken out of service, and 53 citations were issued for motor vehicle code violations.

Among the citations were 16 for secure load problems, nine safety chain violations, 15 equipment violations, four weight problems and 15 brake violations.

10/2/09

Early probation end?

Bellevue Council could decide whether to end an employee's probationary period early so that he will be eligible for borough-paid health insurance.

Council member David Gillingham Jr. said at the Sept. 30 pre-council meeting that if council releases recent public works hire George Bauer from probation a month early, he would be eligible to receive insurance benefits through the borough.

10/2/09

By JIM RUMBLE

It’s bad enough when you have to face a bigger and stronger opponent almost every other week in the Century Conference, but when you throw in a couple of calls that could have gone your way and add to that some mistakes of your own, well that creates the perfect recipe for failure.

That was the predicament the Northgate football team found themselves in when they hosted Keystone Oaks last Friday. The Flames were defeated 47-14.

“They’re a big team,” head coach Mike Pipak said of the Eagles.

10/2/09

Bellevue Council's parks and recreation committee has recommended selling a portion of Memorial Park.

The portion in question is the lot along Bellevue Road that Bellevue was forced recently to clear of vegetation, debris and stored building materials.

Because all of Memorial Park lies within Ross Township, rather than Bellevue, the property is subject to Ross property maintenance laws. After the township received complaints this summer from residents along an adjacent street, Bellevue cut down trees, removed poison ivy, and was forced to find a new home for stored bricks.

9/26/09

With nary an anarchist in sight, the Flames and the Antelopes focused their collective attentions Friday night on winning some football games. The effort worked out well for the 'Lopes, who remain undefeated, but not so well for Northgate, which remains winless.

The Avonworth team navigated their way around G-20 detours and road closures to reach Wilkinsburg, where they pulled down a 41-12 win. Jimmy Zubik continued his impressive play, scoring three touchdowns that included one on an interception. Jake Szolis, Mike Simmons and Brian Vales had touchdowns as well.

9/25/09

The fire that severely damaged a Marie Avenue home in Avalon early Thursday morning was deliberately set, fire officials say.

Firefighters from throughout the North Boroughs were called to 305 Marie Ave. about 3 a.m. when a trash fire was reported.

According to Avalon Fire Chief Bill Carney, the fire started on a side porch. Assistant Chief Chuck Berrie said that the fire had worked itself up into the second and third floors of the single-family home before firefighters were called.

9/25/09

Two men were “Tazed” by police during a fight at 600 California Ave. on Sept. 18.

9/25/09

Nine people were arrested for driving under the influence during a DUI checkpoint conducted by the West Hills DUI Task Force on Ohio River Boulevard at Atlantic Avenue in Emsworth on Sept. 19.

9/25/09

Last Friday’s game featured two Century Conference teams in search of their first win of the season when the Northgate Flames played host to the South Park Eagles. Although the Flames turned in their best effort of the season, they were on the losing end of the 13-7 final score.

9/25/09

Kilbuck Township officials will be looking for more information before deciding how to proceed with two road repair projects.

Chairman Russ Hardiman and supervisor Susan Merkner found themselves without critical information about problems on Wilson Drive and Semple Avenue. Supervisor John Fader was absent from the Sept. 22 meeting.

9/25/09

Relief funds Kilbuck Township officials are not sure what to do with almost $5,000 in fire relief funds received recently.

9/25/09

Donna Flory Donna M. Talak Flory died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Marie Loose and her husband Alex of Conneautville, PA; her father, Jack Talak; three siblings, Darlene Radzanowski, David and Dennis Talak; and two grandchildren, Chole A. and Dante S. Loose. She was preceded in death by her mother, R.M. Geraldine White Talak; and her brother, Daniel Talak. A memorial mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Wednesday. Donations are suggested to Rundells Grange, c/o Nancy Holler, 20161 Smith Rd., Conneautville, PA 16046.

Pauline Mosur

9/25/09

Most Northgate School District students are ahead of the grade when it comes to Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test results.

Assistant to the superintendent Kathleen Gallagher told school board members at their regular meeting on Monday that Northgate surpassed the state required percentages of students that are proficient or advanced in reading and math on the 2008-09 tests.

9/25/09

Tensions among the Kilbuck Township Supervisors escalated earlier this week when supervisors' chairman Russ Hardiman refused to consider several items on the regular meeting agenda because of the absence of supervisor John Fader.

9/25/09

A substantial portion of Elizabeth Avenue in Avalon is believed to be undermined after a tractor-trailer truck sheared off a fire hydrant Friday morning, Sept. 18.

The accident occurred just after 6 a.m. when the driver, traveling up Elizabeth from Ohio River Boulevard, attempted to turn left onto Jackman Avenue.

Sandra Zimmerman, 45, of Juneau, WI, was delivering rolls of paper to the Post-Gazette.

9/25/09

Avonworth's first section game of the season against Brentwood went down to the wire, and the 'Lopes defense was asked to come up big late in the game.

9/19/09

Last night's high school football games went full force into the final moments of the games, unlike past weeks when the local teams' fates were pretty much decided shortly after half time.