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9/24/18

Two men were arrested shortly after shooting a third man in the woods beneath the Jackman Avenue bridge in Avalon Tuesday night.Although the victim made it out of the woods, he collapsed on South Starr Avenue and died later at Allegheny General Hospital.

9/24/18

By JIM RUMBLE

Showing no ill effects from the previous week's tough loss, the Avonworth Antelopes football team got back on track when they hosted New Brighton in non- conference play last Friday.

Quarterback Derek Johncour completed 22-28 passes for 259 yards and four touchdowns as the 'Lopes manhandled the Lions 35-7.

"It was a good win tonight," said coach Duke Johncour. "We're a very good football team and we need to keep the focus."

All of Avonworth's points came in the first half, which led to the second half being played with the mercy rule in effect.

9/24/18

Two Northgate High School seniors became “junior” members of Avalon Council Tuesday evening, after council adopted a resolution authorizing the borough’s participation in the Pennsylvania State Boroughs Association (PSBA program. Pictured here, Mayor Tom Lloyd administers a special “oath of office” to Laela Lumsden and Luke Meyer, who will serve until June 18. 2019. Council member Ruth Lloyd headed the borough’s participation in the program and interviewed the interested students.

9/24/18

Road work will soon begin in Emsworth.

At the September council meeting, Denny Flynn of Gateway Engineers said the pre-construction meeting had already been held, and that Brandon Construction anticipates beginning paving work during the week of Sept. 24. They have coordinated with West View Water to ensure that any water line work has been completed prior to paving. Paving work is expected to last about a month.

Blogs

07.21.18

After a few decades of a whole lot of people pretending that racism really wasn’t much of a problem in our society any longer, it appears that we all must wake up to the consequences of our apathy and lack of attention.

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Members of the Avonworth and New Brighton football teams entered Lenzner Stadium behind two flag bearers as both teams honored members of their communities who had been killed in war. Families of the fallen heroes were present as football players took on the name of one of the lost, and played the game using those names. This “Gold Star Game” is the first of its kind to be held in this area, and the first to include both teams.

Events

Fri, 2018-09-28

The Shepherd’s Door is hosting its annual fall fund-raiser with a gourmet dessert theater and the presentation of “Where Dreams Come True.”

The event will take place Friday, Sept. 28, at The Knights of Columbus, 450 Lincoln Ave. Doors open at 6:30.

The family-friendly evening includes gourmet dessert tasting, an auction, a silent auction, a basket auction, 50/50 and a performance by Mariposa Cabaret.

All proceeds benefit The Shepherd’s Door community programming.

For more information, call (412)761-4310.

Sat, 2018-09-22

The Friends of the Avalon Public Library is hosting its Touch-a-Truck event, Saturday, Sept. 22, noon-4 p.m., on California Avenue between South Chestnut and Josephine streets in Avalon.

The first hour of the event will be quiet, for those who don’t like loud noises or sirens.

There will be fire trucks, police vehicles, a hearse, an Air Force LMTV and more. The event also includes a huge book sale, food, vendors and raffle baskets. Additionally, there will be the Avalon Sixth Grade Giant Flea Market, and Avalon NOW is hosting games for kids.