Content about Ohio Township


Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church will sponsor a picnic-style dinner, strawberry festival and car cruise on Saturday, June 21, 4-7 p.m.

The church is located on Roosevelt Road in Ohio Township.


Ohio Township is offering flu shots for senior citizens.

Seniors should bring their Medicare cards to receive flu shots at no cost. Pre-registration is required by calling (412) 364-6321, so they have enough shots on hand

Shots will be given on the lower level of the Nature Center at the community park on Oct. 10, 1 to 3 p.m.


The temperature in the area had pushed into the 90s last Thursday, but one spot in Ohio Township registered some extra degrees. As winner of radio station WDVE's contest to host a porch/patio party with TV star and comedian Billy Gardell, the Hartle family’s house on Bradshaw Drive was definitely the hottest place around. Pictured at the party, from left, are Joey O'Connell, John Hartle, Billy Gardell, Jodi Hartle and Makenzie Hartle

John Hartle explained how his family's home came to be party central for the day.


Perched at the summit of Mt. Nebo Road in Ohio Township, the Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church will host a celebration of its 175th anniversary this weekend. Built in 1837, the original church was made of logs. That building housed the congregation for its first 44 years, until a second building was completed between 1878 and 1884 to accommodate the growing number of members. Two more additions became part of the church in the 1950s.


Ohio Township is offering a program designed to help students learn the basics of golf, including putting, chipping and the full golf swing.

Students ages 8 - 17 will receive hands-on instruction at Ohio Township Community Park and the North Park driving range so they will be able to practice the skills they are taught. Students also will have the opportunity to compete on the Par 3 course at North Park.

Session 1 will be held June 19 - Aug. 21 (no class July 3 or 31) for beginner golfers.


Avonworth students, from left, Bethany Kujawinski, Chloe Mellon, Lauren Robinet, Ben Pietrusinski and Denise Stone have received top honors from the Carson Scholars Fund.The three ninth graders include Ben, son of Colleen and Carl Pietrusinski of Ben Avon; Chloe, daughter of Brenda and Steve Mellon of Emsworth; and Lauren, daughter of Jane Ellen Robinet of Ben Avon and Yves Robinet of Ohio Township. Bethany, grade 7, is the daughter of Kelly and Nick Kujawinski. Denise, a sophomore, is the daughter of Phil Stone and Peggy Ward of Emsworth.


A group of pets will be breathing a little easier in 2013 after being given another chance at adoption as part of Animal Friends’ New Year’s Eve rescue.

The annual event saves dozens of animals who had been housed in shelters throughout Western Pennsylvania that are not no-kill, as is the Animal Friends shelter on Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township.


National Night Out Against Crime will be celebrated in Ohio Township on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m. in the area of the Target store at Mt. Nebo Pointe, Mt. Nebo Road.

The Ohio Township police and fire departments will participate, and there will be give-aways and activities for children. A raffle will benefit the DARE program.


Ohio Township Community Park will sponsor an Election Day food drive to benefit the Mt. Nebo Food Pantry.

Voters can bring non-perishable food to their voting place on Nov. 8. Donations also can be dropped off at the Ohio Township Municipal Building during the week of Nov. 7-11 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.


“Heart Healthy Diets” will be presented Jan. 11, 1-2 p.m., at the Ohio Township Nature Center.

This class is designed for individuals who want to increase their knowledge of manageable ways to protect their heart with helpful and practical foods and menus. Clinical staff and a registered dietician will be on hand to discuss concerns.

On Jan. 19, at 1 p.m., a physician will discuss “Four Simple Truths of Good Health.”


What happens when two police chiefs run into each other on vacation? They go do police stuff, of course. That happened just last week when Ohio Township Police Chief Beaver Micklos (pictured above at left) and Avalon Police Chief Tom Kokoski (right) ran into each other on the Caribbean island of Aruba. They were invited to accompany Aruban police detectives on helicopter surveillance of the island as police searched the surrounding ocean for any sign of drug traffickers bringing in narcotics from South America.


The Avonworth softball boosters and players will hold a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for next year's spring training in Myrtle Beach, SC.


Local police departments will participate in a special program conducted by the Drug Enforcement Adminis-tration (DEA).


The Ohio Township 5K Walk & Run will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11.


A little bit of rain didn’t stop area families from enjoying safety-themed activities offered at the National Night Out Against Crime event held outside the Target store at Mt. Nebo Pointe in Ohio Township. Pictured here, Jenna and Brianna Thomas of Avalon create their very own safety t-shirts. Area police, firefighters and emergency responders participated in the event, part of a national effort to educate residents about crime prevention and create a sense of community.


There are only a couple weeks left until Election Day.

That probably isn't sending chills down the spines of most of you this year, but maybe it should.


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


Evelyn Guzzo Evelyn Arndt Guzzo, 66, of Coraopolis, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Good Samaritan Hospice of Beaver. Mrs. Guzzo was a 1966 graduate of Moon High School. She served on the Coraopolis Public Library board for nine years. She was an avid reader and a sketch artist.


Ohio Township Police responded to a dispute on Walnut Street in Emsworth on July 15.

On July 15, Ohio Township Police took a fraud report from a resident of Roosevelt Road in Kilbuck Township.

The loss prevention team at a department store at Mt. Nebo Pointe reported several retail thefts on July 18.

Police took a report of criminal mischief from a resident of Church Avenue in Emsworth on July 19.


Boy Scout Troop 321 has added another Eagle Scout to its extensive list of those who have risen to the highest level in scouting.

Isaac George of Ben Avon recently was recognized for his achievements in an honor court held recently at Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church in Ohio Township.

Isacc's Eagle project centered on upgrading the library at his home church, Bellefield Presbyterian, in Oakland.


On July 9, a business on Ben Avon Heights Road reported a retail theft in which more than $2,500 worth of merchandise was taken. The case continues under investigation, and Ohio Township Police say suspects are being identified.

Ohio Township officers took a report about a careless driver. The complainant stated they were cut off by the other vehicle and forced into a guardrail. License plate information was obtained, and the other driver is being notified.


The rare type of leukemia that claimed Avonworth teacher Jeff Boggess's life on July 5 came on so suddenly and then progressed so insidiously once diagnosed last October that those who knew him found it difficult to believe.

Mr. Boggess, who lived in Ohio Township, had taught social studies at the high school since 2001, using traditional as well as contemporary methods to provide relevance to the lessons of history, working to ensure that those lessons would long be remembered.


On July 1, Ohio Township Police received a report of identity theft/fraud, from a Linda Vista Road resident.

On July 6, police received a report of identity theft/fraud from a resident living on Robin Court in Ohio Township.

On July 7, officers responded to a residence on Banbury Lane in Ben Avon Heights for a large wood chipper that rolled over a hillside. No injuries were reported.


On June 21, Ohio Township Police received a criminal mischief report from a plan on Duff Road. Vehicle tracks were seen through the grass, and a water line and sprinkler system box had been run over.

Officers were called to a grocery store on Ben Avon Heights Road on June 23 for someone attempting to fill a fraudulent prescription.

On June 24, Ohio Township Police received a report of criminal mischief at Avonworth Community Park. Damage was done to the door frame of the concession stand. Nothing was reported to be missing.