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Mayor Paul Cusick warned Bellevue Council Tuesday evening that he will veto any 2018 budget that allows less of a salary increase for administrative employees than for union workers.

Contract employees – including public works laborers, fire department workers and police officers – are paid under terms negotiated as part of their individual union contracts. Council annually sets the salaries for non-contract employees, which include administrative, library and code enforcement staff.


Hunter Strang Hunter Strang, 18, of Ohio Township, died tragically Sunday, November 26, 2017. He was the son of Ward and Julie (Runberg) Strang; grandson of Bob and Mary Strang, Shirley Runberg, and the late Ken Runberg; nephew of Rick Runberg and his wife Michele; cousin of Gavin and Nathan Runberg, and Jessie, Isaac, and Rebekah Ellis; also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Hunter was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying numerous activities such as fishing, hunting, mudding, and quad-riding. He especially loved his dogs and his "85 Ford pickup and his Honda Fourtrax.


Following an executive session at the end of the regular Bellevue Council meeting on Tuesday, officials reconvened to accept the resignation of a police officer.

Council accepted the resignation of officer Gary Neugebauer, who has been with the department for about 20 years.

No further information was available on the reasons for the resignation.


Despite some strong – but insufficient – opposition, Bellevue Council has decided to move forward with the next phase of its Lincoln Avenue streetscape project using the same design firm, although no one is quite sure exactly what that will cost.



We’ve all had a few weeks now to process the local election results and come up with any number of theories to explain the results. Was it a whiplash in response to national politics, or an extension of the anti-incumbent sentiment seen in past elections? Or were citizens voting a little less blindly than some would like to believe?


Volunteers with Bonafide Bellevue, part of the Bellevue Initiative for Growth and Revitalization (BIGr) welcomed shoppers to “Small Business Saturday” in Bellevue last week. The annual event, created by American Express, encourages consumers to follow their “Black Friday” shopping with purchases at small, local businesses the next day. Pictured from left, volunteers Cindy West, Jean Dennison, Kathy Coder and Samantha Post greeted shoppers with snacks, “Shop Small” tote bags and information on participating businesses.


Thu, 2017-12-07

A community presentation to address diversity and inclusion issues in the Bellevue community will be held at the Center of Bellevue on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m..

The program will discuss the cost of racism and prejudice in communities, and how to make change for the better.

Residents will be led in conversation by YWCA’s Senior Director of Advocacy for Race and Gender Equity, Chaz Kellem, discussing a variety of topics including how to improve cross cultural communication skills, foster an appreciation for differences, and create a more welcoming and diverse environment.

Sun, 2017-12-03

Mayor Dee Quinn and Emsworth Borough Council invite Emsworth residents to join them at the annual Light Up the Borough! festivities to be held Sunday, Dec. 3.

Horse drawn carriage rides sponsored by FNB Bank will begin at approximately 5 p.m. Participants will sing holiday tunes, make crafts and enjoy food and refreshments at the fire station, and, magician Eric Davis will be on hand while everyone waits for Santa to arrive via fire truck.