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Angelo Cammarata Angelo H. Cammarata, 101, of Ross Township, husband of the late Marietta Cammarata, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Passavant Hospital.



Last Friday, Avonworth welcomed the number-one ranked team in Pennsylvania, the Aliquippa Quips, to their packed gymnasium to engage in a contest some thought would be similar to last month's game -- a game where Avonworth struggled mightily in an eventual blow-out loss. This time, however, Avonworth looked like a completely different team than the one from a month ago, and they put a scare in the hearts of Aliquippa. They still were unable to come away with a win, losing a game that was much closer than the final score indicated, 75-61.



Last Saturday afternoon, the Avonworth Antelopes boys’ basketball team fought fiercely to overcome the Aliquippa Quips. They fought fiercely to advance to the semi-finals of the WPIAL playoffs. They fought fiercely, putting up basket after basket and jumping out to a 31-10 first half lead. They fought fiercely…only to see it all fall apart as they fell to the Quips by a score of 82-71.



On March 11, Northgate entered a new era of Flames football when Brandon LaDonne took over as the new head coach.

LaDonne played his high school career at Aliquippa, and played his college career at Cal U. He was the offensive coordinator at Moon the past two seasons, and before that was an assistant at Quaker Valley and Aliquippa.

LaDonne brings with him a youthful but experienced staff.


Northgate has a new head football coach.

The district's school board voted unanimously at its committee of the whole meeting Monday to hire Brandon LeDonne to replace T.J. Wiley, who resigned to accept a coaching position at another school after two years with the Flames.

LeDonne, who teaches fourth grade in the Aliquippa school district, has coached football for Moon, Aliquippa and Quaker Valley high schools.

He will be paid $6,804.

"I'm very excited at the opportunity," LeDonne said.


By ANDREW DOMENCIC Avonworth's dreams of advancing in the WPIAL playoffs were smashed as the team's season came to an end last Saturday when they fell to the Aliquippa Quips 69-60.

The game was a very even match-up for most of the contest. In the first quarter, the Antelopes were able to gain momentum early by cashing in on mistakes and matching the Quips point for point. Junior Eric Gallupe -- who finished the game as the lead scorer for Avonworth with 14 points -- put up seven points of his own in the quarter to contribute greatly to the 14-14 tie at the end of one.


Shirley Leininger Shirley R. McMillin Leininger, 79, of Bellevue, wife of the late W.C. "Bill" Leininger, died Sunday, June 3, 2012. She is survived by four children, Susan Enzerra and her husband David, Kenneth Leininger and is wife Cindy, Matthew Leininger and his wife Sandy and Lori Rankin and her husband Wade; three siblings, Glenn McMillin and his wife Eleanor, June Seamon and her husband Oliver and Earl McMillin and his wife Nancy; and 12 grandchildren.


Although North Boroughs Democrats will help nominate candidates for U.S. Congress in the April 24 primary election, the state races to be decided are all about the Republicans.

At issue this year are the state house seat nomination in the 16th Legislative district, and the GOP nomination for the 37th District senatorial seat.

Two Republicans are seeking their party's nomination for the state house seat in the 16th Legislative District, which includes only Bellevue from among the North Boroughs communities.


Jason M Brantley, 29, from Fombell, was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Beaver County Sheriff’s Office following a traffic stop on Orchard Avenue in Emsworth on March 27.

Jessica Scott, 31, from Pittsburgh, was charged with DUI following a traffic stop on Camp Horne Road in Emsworth on March 29.


Frederick Randolph Frederick D. Randolph, 80, of Avalon, formerly of Indiana, PA, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. Mr. Randolph was a graduate of California University of PA. He taught industrial arts and drafting at Avonworth High School for 40 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion Post #0141, VFW Post #1989 and Indiana Franklin Masonic Lodge #0313.


Avonworth’s Ryan Pearson (11) shoots, with Ryan Welsh (50) ready to jump in if necessary during the Antelopes’ 62-55 win over Aliquippa. Matt Kujawinski scored 17 points in the important section win, with Welsh adding 10 and Brian Vales scoring 12.



The first place Beaver Falls Tigers (13-2, 6-1) came into Northgate's house on Wednesday night, and when the dust had cleared, the Flames had handed the Tigers their first section loss of the season.

The Flames (8-8, 5-3) were badly in need of a section victory after losing to the Quips from Aliquippa the night before, and with Quaker Valley on the scheduled for tonight. It was make or break time for the Flames, and they were up to the challenge.


Dorothy Malloy Dorothy R. Gastner Malloy, 91, of Emsworth, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. She is survived by her husband, J. Regis Malloy; and three children, Bonnie Bass and her husband James, Diane Barr and her husband James and Ronald Malloy. Services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home.

William Steffes William August Steffes of Kilbuck Township, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.


Rita Collins Rita S. Collins, wife of the late Michael J. Collins, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. Mrs. Collins was a member of Catholic War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Post #1365.


Dominic Angeloini Dominic A. Angeloini, 80, of the North Side, husband of the late Catherine M. Angeloini, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011. He is survived by three daughters, Angie and her husband Todd, Patty and her husband Brian and Toni and her husband Jack; his sister, Philomena; six grandchildren, Christina, Brandon, Nicole, Ashley, Zackery and Miranda; two great-grandchildren, Anthony and J.T.; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and his dog, Ginger. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Angeloini; and two siblings, Art Angeloini and Betty McBurney.


Joann Johnson Joann A. Kaib Johnson, 65, of Glenfield and Ohio Township, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Mrs. Johnson enjoyed coloring, Bingo and trips to the casino.



It's been a tough season for the young Northgate softball team, and the circumstances were no different when the Flames hosted North Catholic last Thurs-day.

The Flames were limited to two hits and a run as they were overpowered by the Trojans in six innings 15-1.

Northgate, whose last win came in a non-section game against Aliquippa on March 29, saw their overall record drop to 1-5 and 0-3 in section play.

Flames’ freshman pitcher Emma DiDomenico absorbed the loss, giving up seven hits, eight walks and recording two strike-outs.


Phillip Hahn Phillip C. Hahn, 64, of Aliquippa, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Claudia Hahn; two daughters, Lori Frocek and her husband John of Wilmington, DE and Kristin Bennett and her husband Brian of Emsworth; his mother, Marion Hahn of Ohio Township; two siblings, Robert and his wife Cheryl of Evans City and Gloria of Ohio Township; three grandchildren, Zane, Luke and Anna; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward W. Hahn; and his brother, Edward C. Hahn.



The Northgate Flames fell short Tues-day night in a hard- fought battle against Aliquippa that was decided in overtime.

The Flames relied heavily on Jon Girvin early in the game, and Northgate's guards worked the ball inside frequently, allowing Gir-vin to pick up 8 of his game-leading 20 points in the first quarter. The pace of the game was fast due to the ‘Quip's constant pressure, and the first quarter ended with Northgate trailing 15-19.



It could be a game that Avonworth can look back on as a jump starter for things to come when the Antelopes hosted Aliquippa this past Tuesday.

The 'Lopes, who led from start to finish and had built a 14-point lead by the beginning of the second quarter, weathered a steady comeback by a stubborn Quips team to pick up their first section win of the season 63-57.

"We handled their press okay. We worked on it and we did a lot better than we have over the last couple of nights," said coach Dan Bradley.



As is customary every year at this time, the Avonworth girls’ basketball team is headed to the WPIAL playoffs.

The 'Lopes (20-1) are the champions of section 6AA and the top-seed in class AA. They are scheduled to play Tuesday, Feb. 23, in a first round game against the winner of the preliminary round game that matches Riverview and West Shamokin on Saturday, Feb. 20. The site and time are yet to be determined.

The ‘Lopes, who picked up three wins over the last week to complete the regular season, seem confident heading in.



In a battle between top ranked teams in AA and section foes, the Avonworth girls basketball team implemented a new defensive scheme to frustrate Sto Rox as the Lady ’Lopes outlasted the Vikings 37-35 on Monday.

The win put the ‘Lopes (10-0), in a tie atop Section 6AA with Aliquippa at 3-0 and a game ahead of the Vikings.

“The kids played phenomenal defense tonight,” said coach Bob Schulz. “We put in a new defense tonight - something totally different from anything we’ve ever done.”


William McClelland William "Bill" McClelland, 58, of Bellevue, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Mr. McClelland was a member of Knights of Equity. He is survived by his wife, Janet Radanovich McClelland; his son, Conor McClelland; his in-laws, John and Lillian Radanovich, Rita Bell and Susan Stauber. He was preceded in death by his aunt, Ruth Fichter. Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Most Holy Name Church on Monday.

Clarissa Burtt


Bellevue Police officers arrested two individuals for driving under the influence (DUI).

Lynn Ward, 42, of Union Avenue in West View, was arrested for DUI during a traffic stop on Grant Avenue on Sept. 8.

Harold Novick Jr., 29, of Aliquippa, was arrested for DUI during a traffic stop on Ohio River Boulevard Sept. 13.