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01.14.11

Northgate’s ninth and tenth grade mock trial team was the big winner in a recent competition, defeating teams from both North Allegheny and Shaler high schools in a competition at Duquesne University on Jan. 6. Pictured above from left are: front row -- Leah Weingartner, Sarah Denes, Caroline Kenyon, Baige Baierl and Madison Conley; center -- Amanda Woollard, Kelsey Sozanski and Peggy Wessel; standing -- Chase Dermond, Jesse Miller, Jacob DeWalt, Alexa Gray, Sam Sesti and Jessica Obriot.

07.18.15

Sr. Virginia Cummings Sr. Virginia "Ginny" Cummings, OSF, 89, of the School Sisters of St. Francis of the United States Province, died Friday, July 10, 2015 in Mt. Assisi Convent Motherhouse, Ross Township.

06.27.15

Robert Besser Robert John Besser, 79, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Bellevue and husband of the late Betty Schiellien Besser, died Sunday, June 7,2015. Mr. Besser was a Bellevue High School and Duquesne University graduate. He is survived by two sisters, Betty Haughin of Zelienople and Mary Alice Naylor of Bradenton, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emerick and Elizabeth Pohlot Besser; and his brother, Emerick Besser. Services and burial were held in Arizona.

Carol Lee Coward

06.27.15

Robert Besser Robert John Besser, 79, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Bellevue and husband of the late Betty Schiellien Besser, died Sunday, June 7,2015. Mr. Besser was a Bellevue High School and Duquesne University graduate. He is survived by two sisters, Betty Haughin of Zelienople and Mary Alice Naylor of Bradenton, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emerick and Elizabeth Pohlot Besser; and his brother, Emerick Besser. Services and burial were held in Arizona.

Carol Lee Coward

06.08.15

Craig Dickson Craig Bruce Dickson, 63, of Emsworth, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Mr. Dickson was a 1970 graduate of Avonworth High School. He enjoyed music, cars, motorcycles and a good cheeseburger. He is survived by his partner, Jeanne McMahan and her daughter, Lesley Allison and her husband Harry; and his brother, Joel Dickson and his wife Carolyn. Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 100 West Station Square Dr., #1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

06.08.15

Craig Dickson Craig Bruce Dickson, 63, of Emsworth, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Mr. Dickson was a 1970 graduate of Avonworth High School. He enjoyed music, cars, motorcycles and a good cheeseburger. He is survived by his partner, Jeanne McMahan and her daughter, Lesley Allison and her husband Harry; and his brother, Joel Dickson and his wife Carolyn. Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 100 West Station Square Dr., #1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

06.08.15

Northgate valedictorian Emily Rose Leung, pictured here at left, is the daughter of Suzanne and Chi Leung of Bellevue. She will attend Duquesne University where she intends to major in chemistry and education while minoring in English, botany and math. Emily is the recipient of the Laval Scholarship as well as a Duquesne University Academic Scholarship.

06.08.15

Northgate valedictorian Emily Rose Leung, pictured here at left, is the daughter of Suzanne and Chi Leung of Bellevue. She will attend Duquesne University where she intends to major in chemistry and education while minoring in English, botany and math. Emily is the recipient of the Laval Scholarship as well as a Duquesne University Academic Scholarship.

02.28.15

Grace Chieffe Grace B. Groticelli Chieffe, 92, of Bellevue, formerly of North Port, FL and wife of the late Edward Chieffe, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Mrs. Chieffe was an avid bowler and enjoyed reading, knitting, crossword puzzles and telling jokes.

02.28.15

Grace Chieffe Grace B. Groticelli Chieffe, 92, of Bellevue, formerly of North Port, FL and wife of the late Edward Chieffe, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Mrs. Chieffe was an avid bowler and enjoyed reading, knitting, crossword puzzles and telling jokes.

05.18.14

The effects of legislative redistricting will be apparent in the May 20 primary election, and especially for voters in Avalon and Bellevue.

The two communities have been absorbed into the 20th Legislative District, which encompasses West View, parts of Ross Township, Brighton Heights and other areas of the North Side, as well as Lawrenceville. With the changes, the 20th District becomes less a City of Pittsburgh district and more evenly divided between the city and its closest suburbs to the north.

05.18.14

The effects of legislative redistricting will be apparent in the May 20 primary election, and especially for voters in Avalon and Bellevue.

The two communities have been absorbed into the 20th Legislative District, which encompasses West View, parts of Ross Township, Brighton Heights and other areas of the North Side, as well as Lawrenceville. With the changes, the 20th District becomes less a City of Pittsburgh district and more evenly divided between the city and its closest suburbs to the north.

11.02.13

Three Bellevue Council seats left undecided after the primary election will be filled by voters who go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

In the borough’s first ward, two seats are open, and only one incumbent is on the ballot.Current council member Kathy Coder is joined on the Republican ballot by Megan Swackhammer. The Democratic ticket features Henry Lenard and Mike Braunlich. In The third ward, incumbent Democrat Lynn Tennant Heffley is running against Republican Grant Saylor. first ward

11.02.13

Three Bellevue Council seats left undecided after the primary election will be filled by voters who go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

In the borough’s first ward, two seats are open, and only one incumbent is on the ballot.Current council member Kathy Coder is joined on the Republican ballot by Megan Swackhammer. The Democratic ticket features Henry Lenard and Mike Braunlich. In The third ward, incumbent Democrat Lynn Tennant Heffley is running against Republican Grant Saylor. first ward

11.02.13

Although school board races are often wrapped up in the primary, thanks to candidate cross-filing, that wasn’t the case in Avalon and Bellevue, where three candidates received nominations on both the Democrattic and Republican ballots, while two others captured only one party’s nomination.

Running on both tickets are Jennifer McWilliams, Amy Joy Robinson and Lisa Saylor. Bryan Johnston will appear only on the Democratic ballot, and Daniel Klicker only on the GOP ballot.

11.02.13

Although school board races are often wrapped up in the primary, thanks to candidate cross-filing, that wasn’t the case in Avalon and Bellevue, where three candidates received nominations on both the Democrattic and Republican ballots, while two others captured only one party’s nomination.

Running on both tickets are Jennifer McWilliams, Amy Joy Robinson and Lisa Saylor. Bryan Johnston will appear only on the Democratic ballot, and Daniel Klicker only on the GOP ballot.

05.19.13

Democratic voters in two of Bellevue's three wards will have choices to make in the primary election.

Three Democratic candidates are running for two Bellevue Council nominations in the first ward, while four seek nominations for two council positions in the second ward.

The first ward candidates are Michael Braunlich, Henry Lenard and Michael Sendro, none of which have ever held political office in Bellevue.

05.19.13

Democratic voters in two of Bellevue's three wards will have choices to make in the primary election.

Three Democratic candidates are running for two Bellevue Council nominations in the first ward, while four seek nominations for two council positions in the second ward.

The first ward candidates are Michael Braunlich, Henry Lenard and Michael Sendro, none of which have ever held political office in Bellevue.

04.05.13

M.L. "Petey" Hager On Dec. 27, 2012 Petey passed away quietly at the age of 89 in Sykesville, MD. Her energy, enthusiasm and spirit for life will be incredibly missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave., followed by a social gathering in the fellowship room to celebrate her life.

William Smith Jr. William Claney Smith Jr., 84, of Franklin Park, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

04.05.13

M.L. "Petey" Hager On Dec. 27, 2012 Petey passed away quietly at the age of 89 in Sykesville, MD. Her energy, enthusiasm and spirit for life will be incredibly missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave., followed by a social gathering in the fellowship room to celebrate her life.

William Smith Jr. William Claney Smith Jr., 84, of Franklin Park, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

02.04.13

Nancy Brooks Nancy Jean Brooks, 76, of Kilbuck Township, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Mrs. Brooks was a summa cum laude graduate of Duquesne University. She was an administrator and educator at Eden Christian Academy for 15 years. She is survived by her husband, M. Richard Brooks; two sons, Richard L. Brooks and his wife Donna and Ronald Charles Brooks and his wife Lynda; five siblings, Virginia Held, Karen Miller, Kathryn Nordorff, Jim and John Kirch; and three grandchildren, Richard L. II, Dayna J. and David Brooks.

02.04.13

Nancy Brooks Nancy Jean Brooks, 76, of Kilbuck Township, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Mrs. Brooks was a summa cum laude graduate of Duquesne University. She was an administrator and educator at Eden Christian Academy for 15 years. She is survived by her husband, M. Richard Brooks; two sons, Richard L. Brooks and his wife Donna and Ronald Charles Brooks and his wife Lynda; five siblings, Virginia Held, Karen Miller, Kathryn Nordorff, Jim and John Kirch; and three grandchildren, Richard L. II, Dayna J. and David Brooks.

12.07.12

Dennis Michaels Dennis J. Michaels, 65, of Ross Township, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Mr. Michaels was a retired audit supervisor for the Liquor Control Board. He is survived by his wife, Janet Olszewski Michaels; three children, Stephanie Ondo and her husband Ron, Dennis Michaels and his wife Jessica and Elizabeth Michaels and her husband Jason Manse; and five grandchildren, Anthony and Natalie Ondo, Dennis Michaels III, Bradley Michaels and Lola Manse. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Sophie Michaels.

12.07.12

Dennis Michaels Dennis J. Michaels, 65, of Ross Township, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Mr. Michaels was a retired audit supervisor for the Liquor Control Board. He is survived by his wife, Janet Olszewski Michaels; three children, Stephanie Ondo and her husband Ron, Dennis Michaels and his wife Jessica and Elizabeth Michaels and her husband Jason Manse; and five grandchildren, Anthony and Natalie Ondo, Dennis Michaels III, Bradley Michaels and Lola Manse. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Sophie Michaels.