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The Northgate School District will be adding some programs to its existing arsenal in an attempt to improve students’ learning and test performance, and to increase the district’s performance ranking both locally and across the state.



It was a knock-down, drag-out affair when the Avonworth Antelopes football team went on the road to play conference leader East Allegheny last Friday. The Antelopes had a chance to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but went for the upset and failed to convert on the two-point try as they fell to the Wildcats 14-13.

"We were just one play away," said coach Duke Johncour. "It was a great football game."


In response to questions and concerns about Bellevue’s Lincoln Avenue streetscape project, the borough council met with the project landscape architect at Tuesday’s pre-council meeting.


Bellevue Police think they may have solved a series of vehicle break-ins reported over the last two weeks with the arrest Oct. 9 of a 22-year-old homeless man.

Police have charged Jacob Seth Hines with two counts of theft from a motor vehicle, three counts of receiving stolen property, and one count of criminal attempt.



I hope you all took advantage of summer and vacations and all the good things that come with the warmer weather. In what seems to be turning into an extremely annoying summer tradition, I spent a portion of my summer in the emergency room, followed by way too much time in doctors’ offices. Fortunately this year’s catastrophe was only a broken wrist, which appears to be well on its way to healing.


Northgate Homecoming Court, 2017: (from left) Jenna Gobrecht, Jennifer Miller, Princess Cierra Tadda, Markie Kamdar and Julia Geeting. Markie was crowned by last year’s queen, Lauren Wanat (pictured at far right), during halftime ceremonies in the Northgate-Monessen football game played at J. C. Stone Field last Friday.


Sat, 2017-11-04

New Life Community Church, 45 North Fremont Ave., is sponsoring “The Christian Closet,” Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-noon, featuring clothes for the whole family.

Donations accepted for Narrow Gate Ministries.

Anyone with questions should call (412)761-1600.

Thu, 2017-10-19

The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh will sponsor a non-partisan forum Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., at The Center in Bellevue at 2 North Sprague Ave. Candidates for Bellevue mayor, Bellevue Borough council, and for the new position on the Northgate School Board will be present. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.