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The first touch of wintry weather in the North Boroughs took its toll, making for some slippery brick streets Wednesday evening. This vehicle was traveling down Kendall Avenue in Bellevue about 8:30 p.m. when it slid into a utility pole at the corner of Rheams Avenue. The pole splintered and fell, taking down some wires and the nearby street sign. The driver told police that he was not injured. Bellevue Police and Fire departments were dispatched to the scene. Photo by Jim Rumble for The Citizen


On Jan. 2, Mya Arthur, 20 and Javon Thomas, 21, both of Pittsburgh, were arrested for possession of a firearm.

On Jan. 7, Avalon Police officers were dispatched to Belva Street for a hit and run traffic accident.

Samuel Sadowski, 31, of Ben Avon, was arrested on Jan. 7 for trespassing on real property and possession of a controlled substance.



The Avonworth boys’ varsity basketball team got back in the win column last Friday with a 70-47 victory over Keystone Oaks.

The ‘Lopes started off hot, running out to an early 12-0 lead. KO followed with a run of their own, coming within three of the Antelopes, the quarter closing with Avonworth on top by a score of 14-11.


If the Avonworth School Board decides to increase property taxes to fund the district’s 2019-20 budget, it will not be increasing them any more than the index percentage allowed by state law.

During the first meeting of the 2019 calendar year, the newly reorganized Avonworth School Board discussed the real estate tax rate for the 2019-20 school year and anticipates passing a resolution at their next meeting to limit the real estate tax rate to the Act 1 Index.



Yes, folks, it’s here once again – that invigorating year that seems to last forever, that is bursting with enough drama and paranoia to keep everyone on the edge of their seats, and the year that is guaranteed to pit neighbor against neighbor at some point. Yes, 2019 is a local election year.


The Northgate girls' basketball team (2-3, 6-6) is making some noise right now. The Flames beat Saint Joseph's on Tuesday night by the score of 44-10, and the night before, they knocked off New Brighton 55-41 to pick-up their second conference win.

Speaking about their win against New Brighton, Coach Anthony Barron said, “It was big win for us, Cierra Mason led the way with 17 points, and Shayla Stiegler had 10 and Alley Booth had 13, and Meadow Conley had 15 rebounds. I'm excited about what we have going on, and the girls are really excited about what we are doing.”


Fri, 2019-02-08

The Sacred Heart Parish Children’s Committee is hosting its annual St. Valentine’s Day Father-Daughter Dance, Friday, Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart auditorium.

The event features a D.J., refreshments, a photo booth for dad and daughter and a special gift for each girl. Cost is $15 per father and daughter and $5 for each additional girl.

To make a reservation, call Megan, (412)860-4910, or the Sacred Heart rectory, (412)761-6651.

Fri, 2019-01-04 - Mon, 2019-02-04

North Hills Community Outreach is taking orders through Feb. 4 for its annual citrus sale.

New in 2019 are quarts of strawberries picked fresh in Florida, which along with the boxes of grapefruit, oranges, and pears are hand-checked by volunteers and are available for pickup March 2 and 3 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, Hampton.

Purchases benefit NHCO. Boxes of fruit can also be donated to NHCO’s food pantries.

To order, visit or call (412)307-0069 x 3311.