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FREE! JANUARY 2018 Vol. 14, Issue 9

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New Retired Flag Depository at White Oak American Legion

The Challenge Program Inc. Kicks Off at Charleroi Area High School Page 39

Gill Hall VFC Receives Customized New Vehicle

(See complete story on page 16.)

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Central VFC Presents Grand Central Train Show February 3rd and 4th Central VFC will host a train show on February 3 and 4, 2018. Hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will be held at the Court Time Sports Center, 95 Enterprise Drive, Elizabeth Township. Over 100 train vendors and multiple train displays will be there. Admission: $5 for adults and kids over 12; kids 12 and under are free. Group rates are available for police, fire, EMS, scouts.

Gill Hall VFC Trustee Tony Latorre, 41-year member, and GHVFC President Calvin Felix show off the new vehicle. Felix is also a 44-year member of the company. Visible behind them are some of the state-of-the-art systems on board the new truck. (See complete story on page 8.)

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Local Groups Participate in Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Toys for Tots Campaign When Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) announced that its Carroll Township campus and HealthPlex in Rostraver were collection sites for the Toys for Tots Campaign coordinated by the U.S. Marine Corps. Reserves and Mon Valley Leathernecks, it never imagined the outpouring of generosity from the community. On December 14, Gerald Stasicha, vice president of the Monessen/Rostraver Rotary, Pictured are (l-r): Monessen/Rostraver Rotarians delivered a car full of toys, games, Gerald Stasicha and Corinne Laboon, who is also trucks and dolls to the hospital MVH’s vice president of Marketing and Community donated by members of his Relations, donate toys collected by their members Rotary and the ladies of Spring and the ladies of the Spring Grove Estates to MVH Grove Estates in Rostraver. Nurse Manager John Bogdan and Storeroom Manager Doug Prentice, who serve as the hospiMVH Nurse Manager John tal’s Toys for Tots coordinators. Bogdan and Storeroom Manager Doug Prentice, who serve as the Hospital’s Toys for Tots coordinators, accepted the donation. All of the toys contributed by MVH employees, physicians, volunteers and visitors along with those from the community groups will be packaged and delivered to the Mon Valley Leathernecks for distribution to local children in need this Christmas.




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JANUARY NEWS FROM MANTLE HOUSE MISSION Mantle House Mission, 132 S. Water St., West Newton, can be reached at 724872-1800 or Below is their January schedule of events: Work Day and Volunteering The Mantle House Mission Volunteer Work Day is Saturday, January 13, at 132 S. Main Street, West Newton. There is something for everyone to do, and there are no special skills required. Groups and/or individuals are welcome to come out. If you plan to come, we would like to serve you lunch, just let us know you’re planning to attend. Your service goes toward furthering the mission’s efforts to help homeless young adults. If you’ve come on a work day, you know the sense of satisfaction you get helping with the new building! Volunteers are also needed in general to help in the store, clean, inventory, decorate, greet, host events, sort, make phone calls, do construction, share a hobby, etc. There is something for everyone to do! Donors Mantle House is on the hearts and minds of many who have discovered its mission and have seen the awesome transformation of the young residents that come. In turn, they have made it their heartfelt determination to give financially to the mission. There are churches, estates, individuals, businesses, (some confidentially) and volunteers that give financially on a weekly or monthly basis. We are very grateful for each of you! Donations Mantle House Mission accepts donations of all items, except TVs, printers, scanners, and computers. We greatly appreciate donations of materials and financial assistance. There are many ongoing needs of the mission, staff, and residents. Your donations help to create a future for the Mission and the young people of the Mission. Store The Mission Resale Store is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and located at 132 S. Water Street, West Newton. There is something for everyone, from table settings, to furniture, candles, tools, decorations, seasonal items, books, small appliances, office supplies, CDs, lamps, glassware, and so much more. Some items are new or lightly used. The store will be closed December 24 - 26 for Christmas. Classes Mondays at Mantle House is a Monday night class or activity, hosted by various teachers on behalf of Mantle House Mission. Classes or activities are open to everyone. Classes are on Monday nights at 6 p.m. at the Mission Store. Come and join the fun! The cost for most classes is $5. If interested, contact us at 724-872-1800. For further information or questions please contact Mantle House Mission at: 724-872-1800 or or find us on Facebook.

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JANUARY 2 WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. for “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. Please note: Cancellations due to weather televised on KDKA (CH 2) and WPXI (CH 11). JANUARY 5 FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more information. JANUARY 6 MYSTICAL PSYCHIC FAIR – 2-5 p.m. Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213, 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park. Readings will vary in price depending on the reader and you can private message them for appointments once their bios are up on or the FB event page. Massage, reiki healing,

hypnosis, and vendors. For further information, call Deborah Ann at 724-348-8063 or 412-927-9679 WORK PARTY: SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – monthly work parties are held on the 1st Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9:30 a.m. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.

JANUARY 9 SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MEETING - 6:30 p.m. South Park Township Library located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information

concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. for “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. Please note: Cancellations due to weather televised on KDKA (CH 2) and WPXI (CH 11). SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB – 8 p.m. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd. in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program to be announced. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.

CLOTHES 4-U - The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public (weather permitting) from 9 a.m. to noon. If you would like to call first before coming, please do so. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering. If there is a need at any other time, please call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition or who is in need of assistance with clothing is asked to call the church office at 724-9294696.

JANUARY 11 WASHINGTON COIN CLUB – 7:30 p.m. Washington County Courthouse in room 103. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program to be announced. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.


January 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————— JANUARY 12 FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT FEATURING “HIDDEN FIGURES” - 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. “Hidden Figures” is the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. No charge; light refreshments served. Call 724-258-7054 for more information. JANUARY 13 OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. White Oak American Legion Post 701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak. Admission is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more information call 724-984-6611. WINTER CAR PICTURE CRUISE – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lincoln Boro Volunteer Fire Company. Bring your car or truck or a picture of your car or truck for those of us who miss the car cruises and shows during the winter months. Our social hall, 4314 Liberty Way, Elizabeth, will be open regardless of the weather. We will have food and refreshments available, a cash bar, 50/50 raffle, dash plaques to the first 50 participants and a ‘best of show’ trophy to be selected by popular vote. The public is invited; no admission charge but donations will be appreciated. Any questions, contact Ralph Houseman at or Ruth Kvasnak at SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER– 3-6:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage. Adults: $10 each. Children under 10: $6 each.

JANUARY 14 COIN SHOW – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The show has free admission and will be held on a monthly basis. Our first show in 2018 is at the Castle Shannon Fire Hall, 3600 Library Road, Pittsburgh. BINGO -12:30 p.m. Holy Family social hall, 2nd St., West Newton. 12:30 p.m. start of early birds. This is an all-paper BINGO and the $8 admission includes a packet of 20 cards, a progressive jackpot, door prize chances, Red Ball, Bonsai and a delicious luncheon.

JANUARY 15 ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN CLUB MEETING – 7:30 p.m. 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon. Monthly meeting. All members are encouraged to attend.

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Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-872-4399.

JANUARY 16 WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. for “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. Please note: Cancellations due to weather televised on KDKA (CH 2) and WPXI (CH 11).

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JANUARY 18 THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12 p.m. Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church at 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Speaker Edd Hale who will speak on the history of the Brig Niagara, a ship from the War of 1812. The cost for lunch is $8 payable at the door. Please RSVP to 412-655-2000. Join us and learn some history of Lake Erie’s war ship, Brig Niagara. JANUARY 21 MON VALLEY COIN CLUB - 2 p.m. 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi, PA. All members and the general public are invited. Program for this meeting to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and prizes to be awarded for kids. For additional information call 724-9846611. JANUARY 22 SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING – 7 p.m. South Park Community Room. Scheduled speaker is Andy Amrhein of Evey Hardware. JEFFERSON HILLS DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING – 7-9 p.m. at Jefferson Hills Borough building in the large meeting room next to the library. For more information, contact us at

JANUARY 23 AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING – 7 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 212 will meet Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Legion Post, Meldon Avenue, Donora. Discussion will concern upcoming events in the New Year. New members welcome.

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO JANUARY 23 WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. for “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. Please note: Cancellations due to weather televised on KDKA (CH 2) and WPXI (CH 11). CLOTHES 4-U - The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public (weather permitting) from 9 a.m. to noon. If you would like to call first before coming, please do so. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering. If there is a need at any other time, please call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition or who is in need of assistance with clothing is asked to call the church office at 724-9294696.

JANUARY 27 ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE’ PROGRAM – 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Bldg. West Jefferson Hills Historical Society and community members are invited to attend a free program about Pennsylvania entrepreneur, Milton Hershey. A wide variety of chocolate treats will accompany the presentation, and what could be more delightful than hot chocolate on a winter afternoon! OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. White Oak American Legion Post 701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak. Admission is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more information call 724-984-6611.

Learn to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program Classes start Monday, Feb. 5 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital 1163 Country Club Road Monongahela, PA 15063 The program meets every Monday, beginning February 5 to July 9. Monthly support groups begin in August. There is no cost associated with this program.

Advance registration is required by calling Karen Pritts at 724-258-1483. MM/AB-MVM/12-17

JANUARY 28 PORK ROAST DINNER – 12-5 p.m. Holy Family Parish, 225 N. Second Street, West Newton. Menu will include salad bar, dinner roll, roasted pork, scalloped potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, sauerkraut (optional), dessert and beverage all for only $9 for adults and $4 for children. Takeout will be available. Please come and enjoy the dinner and leave the dishes to us. STEPPIN’ OUT SUNDAY PAJAMA DANCE – 5-9 p.m. Brentwood VFW 3801, SR 51. Wear your warm and fuzzy pajamas, sweats, slippers or whatever is comfortable, (dress themes are always optional). DJ Mark Peters will be giving a swing dance lesson at 5:30 p.m. Come and

join us and dance to your favorites including swing, cha-cha, slow dancing and more. All ages and dance levels welcome. Admission: $10. Under 16: $5. Door prizes, free parking, kitchen and bar available. Call Denise for info at 512-519-355 or find us on Facebook at Steppin’ Out Sunday.

JANUARY 30 WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. for “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. Please note: Cancellations due to weather televised on KDKA (CH 2) and WPXI (CH 11).


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American Statistical Association Announces Bethel Park High School as a Winner for Statistics Contest Local Physician Spreads the Word About Colon Cancer with Non-Profit and Future Fundraiser Dear Editor, I am a local physician who was diagnosed with colon cancer at 45. I am putting on a fundraiser in spring 2018 with three other fellow survivors all diagnosed under the age of 50. I would like to take this opportunity to make readers aware of the event and also make them aware of warning signs. Colon cancer is the only cancer that is increasing in young adults, and we need to take action! The date was September 1, 2016. It was a beautiful fall day, and I was on top of the world. I was 45, had a wonderful wife, a son Braden that was five, and my little princess, Fallon, was three. We were building our dream home, had two growing optometric businesses, and I was in the best physical shape I had been since college. I was going for a colonoscopy because I had intermittent bleeding, but was confident it was just hemorrhoids. I had seen my PCP and we decided to do the scope just to be safe. When I awoke from the anesthesia, my life would never be the same. The doctor showed me a picture of a large tumor in my rectum, and told me that I had cancer. My first thoughts were how I had let my family down, and that I wouldn’t be there for my kids. I will never forget calling my wife. “It’s just a bump in the road, and you will beat it,” was all she could say. I responded that it was the end of my road. I was told that I was “lucky” because it was only late stage III, with

cancer spread to local lymph nodes. I was treated with oral chemo, radiation, IV chemo, and surgery over a ninemonth period. I have rheumatoid arthritis which hinders my ability to fight the cancer, and to heal. I have a permanent ostomy, have had a lifethreatening infection, and have had to have fluid drained from my pelvis twice. It is one year from my initial diagnosis and I have recently found out that my cancer has returned. This means the battle for my life will be tougher, but I will succeed. I have learned that colorectal cancer is a cancer on the rise in young, otherwise healthy, individuals. If caught early, it is curable, but unfortunately, it is often caught too late. There isn’t enough awareness or money for research, and I want to change that. I want the next chapter of my life to be dedicated to saving people from having to go through what I have been through.Let’s put our resources together and eradicate this disease. The Colon Club connects young adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer so they never have to feel alone. Our mission is to talk “poo” to as many people as possible, specifically young adults, educating about the risk factors, genetic precursors, and symptoms and to demand a COLONOSCOPY when it is appropriate for THEM! The Colon Club is a nonprofit organization with federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Our tax ID number is 06-1690953. Dr. James Hube, 412-359-9144

Letters to the Editor can be submitted via e-mail to or by mail to P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. All Letters to the Editor must be signed and must contain the author’s return address and telephone number for verification. Letters will be printed as submitted whenever possible; however, we reserve the right to edit for length, clarity, and taste, and to refuse to publish any and all letters received. Letters to the Editor represent the unsolicited opinions of our readers and do not reflect the views or opinions of the The South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, its owners, editorial board, or writing staff. No compensation is offered for any submission, and the author assumes all responsibility for the accuracy and ramifications of their submission.

The American Statistical Association (ASA) announced the winners for the Police Data Challenge (PDC), a contest for high school and undergraduate students across North America, to demonstrate their statistical and data visualization skills with recommendations for enhanced public safety. The ASA teamed up with the Police Data Initiative, a Police Foundation initiative that promotes the use of open data to encourage joint problem solving, to provide students with data sets from the Baltimore, Cincinnati and Seattle police departments for analysis. Bethel Park High School students Alaina Cerro, Sean Conroy and Elise Bermudez won in the category of “Best Use of External Data.” They were sponsored by Lee Cristofano, physics teacher at Bethel Park High School. Each team submitted up to 10 PowerPoint slides to explain their methods, findings, analysis and recommendations in 500 words or less. The judges, made up of statisticians, academics and researchers, based their evaluation on the quality of the narrative and visualization, the analysis, and the recognition of any implicit biases. They also grouped their scores into three categories for overall presentation, visualization and use of external data.

St. Thomas A' Becket Cookie Walk Gets Sweeter Every Year

St. Thomas A’ Becket Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills, PA held their annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The event was a sweet success and showcased over 12,600 cookies along 30-foot tables, all festively decorated for the holidays. Event organizer Sherri Kearns enlisted over 105 bakers this year to keep up with increasing community demand. There was a long line of customers waiting for the doors to open to make sure they left with their favorite holiday cookies. After customers purchased their tasty treats, they could stroll across the hall for complimentary cocoa, beverages, hot dogs and even activities for the children. Thank you to all the bakers and everyone in the community for your continued support!

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Gill Hall VFC Receives Customized New Vehicle

This new, customized fire truck replaced a 34-year-old vehicle that was donated to the Dominican Republic by Gill Hall VFC.

Sixteen months ago, Gill Hill Volunteer Fire Company started the process the long process to replace their 34-year-old fire engine. The fire company was awarded a Federal Assistance to Firefighters grant in August 2016 for $397,000. Once awarded, the Gill Hall firefighters wrote a detailed specification and requested proposals from several truck manufacturers. Following the bid process, Spartan Emergency Response was awarded the contract to build the new vehicle. After a 13-month build process, the 2018 Spartan Metro Star custom fire truck was complete, and Gill Hall VFC took delivery in October 2017. The new vehicle features a rated 2000-gallons-per-minute pump, the ability for 12 fire attack lines, and a specialized foam system for certain types of fires. In addition, the new truck carries vehicle rescue equipment to cut trapped occupants from vehicles and equipment for several other specialized rescues. This new, custom fire truck replaced a 34-year-old fire truck that was donated to the Dominican Republic in August 2017, where first responders have little or no emergency equipment. The Gill Hall VFC takes pleasure in knowing that this new vehicle will serve the residents of Jefferson Hills and surrounding communities for years to come, as the old vehicle will also continue its service miles away.

St. Francis Knights of Columbus Once Again Holds Super Bowl Hoagie Sale Super Italian hoagies will be on sale at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Finleyville off of Route 88. They are made fresh Saturday morning, February 3. Pickup is on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Finley Hall. These are great for your Super Bowl party! These are not your run-of-the-mill fundraiser hoagies! These are 12inch hoagies handcrafted by The Knights of Columbus with a special combination of fixins in fresh buns. They are really loaded with meats and cheeses, and veggies are packed separately. These are still a great deal at $9 each. Please pay when ordering. Orders will be taken in the church vestibule before and after all masses during the weekends of January 20-21 and January 27-28, or call 724348-7145 or 724-348-5797. Proceeds benefit charities supported by the Knights of Columbus.

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CCSP's Annual Wreath-Making Event A Success

Cede Cavalier, Office Manager of EUM Early Learning Center, creating a wreath alongside her daughter, Gel Cavalier

Cheryl Ehlers, Jenny Martin, and Tracey Caruso coordinated the day’s events; Martin's family donated the branches.

By Charlotte Hopkins Calvary Chapel South Pittsburgh (CCSP), of West Elizabeth, hosted their annual wreath-making event, a free holiday service. This is a yearly tradition held on the first Sunday of December. The event was organized by Cheryl Ehlers and Tracey Caruso. This is their fifth year of coordinating the wreath-making event and Crafters show off their creative variety of wreaths. the second year that it was hosted by CCSP. When asked what her favorite part of the day was, Ehlers responded, “I love the joy on the women's faces.” Pastor Tim Green also stated that he liked to see how everyone pulled together to serve those who are coming to the church. “That's authentic Christianity,” he noted. Special thanks was given to Martin's Christmas Tree Farm, located at 699 Porter McNutt Lane in Belle Vernon. They donated all of the branches for the wreaths. Martin's Tree Farm is family owned and operated. They have been in business for over 20 years. Green spoke at the beginning of the event and lead the day off with a prayer. He noted that the wreath is made from the evergreen, which is everlasting. Green explained, “Evergreens are used to represent how God is eternal and that through His Son we can have everlasting life.”

SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB RESUMES NORMAL MEETING IN JANUARY The South Park Women's Club meeting in January will be January 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the community room with Andy Amrhein of Evey Hardware as guest speaker.

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DECEMBER NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM New Donora Dragons T-Shirts Donora was founded in 1901, and our sports teams were originally known as the Orange and Black. Around 1920, we adopted the dragon as our official mascot.Over the years, the dragon has been portrayed in every design imaginable on clothing, yearbooks, pennants, cups, etc. Even though students haven’t graduated from Donora in close to 50 years, we’ve found that the younger generations still recognizethe dragon as a symbol of Donora and are proud to display the logo and colors, and also proud to call Donora home. As we close in on a century of honoring the dragon, we decided to modernize the design and portray it on our freshly minted T-shirts thanks to two artists with Donora roots: Jesse Francis and Jared Altamare. The black T-shirts with orange and white ink are for sale at the Smog Museum for $20 on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the Donora Library Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. You can also order using the email address or phone number below. T-shirts sent by mail will require additional S&H.

The Crown In the summer of 2017, we worked with Blink Publishing from London, England with the use of our “Clean Air Started Here” image for their book “The Crown – The Inside History.” Written by Robert Lacey, the book is the official companion (Volume 1) to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama created by Peter Morgan, chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill. The show features additional historical background and reproduced archival photos and show stills. In Season 1, Episode 4 is titled “Act of God” and tells the story of the 1952 London Killer Fog. Donora’s 1948 Smog predates that 1952 event by four years and they discuss Donora during that particular show. In the book, we have a two-page spread that shows our Smog Museum image, as well as a brief story on the 1948 Smog and a mention of the Smog Museum.

Eldora Park Walking Tour Our second annual Eldora Park Walking Tour, scheduled for Saturday, March 24 and/or March 31 at noon in 2018, already has a long waiting list, but we are continuing to accept RSVPs. We have enough RSVPs right now to fill up one of the Saturdays.

Vernon Belles Kicks Off New Year with Meeting on January 12th The Vernon Belles will meet on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. The Vernon Belles is a long-standing social club that meets the second Friday of each month at The Riverside Place Senior Center, 303 Chamber Plaza, Charleroi. Our monthly meetings are fun and consist of games, fun activities, and guest speakers. New members are always welcome. If you would like more information, please contact Joyce at 724-244-1905.

The tour will start at the Smog Museum in Donora with a photo and newspaper article presentation on Eldora Park where you can also see our newly acquired century-old Eldora Park 48”x10” panoramic photo. We will then drive the three miles to conduct the walking tour portion in the Eldora section of Carroll Township on the historic Wickerham farm. The cost is $10 per person and you should allow two hours for the presentation and walking tour.

Spring Cement City Home and Walking Tour Date Set Our spring Cement City Home and Walking Tour and your chance to see Thomas Edison’s solution for worker housing created 101 years ago in 1917 is scheduled for Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. If Sunday sells out, Saturday, April 21 will be the overflow date.The cost of the tour is $13/person and space is limited. It is encouraged to call or email to get your name added to a pre-RSVP signup list to be contacted when the tour date gets closer.

Additional Info If you have additional questions, stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment (with at least a week’s notice), email us at, call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message, visit us on the web at, or follow us and like us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.” 10 —————————————————————————————————————————


Knights of Columbus Council 13832 Donates to Local Food Bank By Paul Chasko Last month, Knights of Columbus Council 13832 of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville donated $500 to the local food bank. Pat Trumpie was on hand after the food distribution in November to accept the check from Grand Knight Frank Kovscek on behalf of Ron and Rose Monich, who normally manage the Finleyville Food Pantry. Food Bank Assistant Pat Trumpie The initiative to help the Finleyville accepts the donation from Council 13832 Grand Knight Frank Kovscek. Food Pantry is just one of many projects that the Knights of Columbus takes on. In fact, the Knights of Columbus is dedicated to charity and service to those in need regardless of race, creed or color, worldwide. It’s a fraternal organization founded in 1882 in the US to assist brother members in financial need but has since grown to a worldwide charitable and service organization. Those two words, charity and service, pretty much defines the “Knights”. Funds go where most needed – disaster relief, food for families, habitats for the needy, Christian relief worldwide, educational assistance locally and abroad, hospitals, community projects – the list goes on and on. The local community owes a great debt of gratitude to Rose and Ron Monich who so unselfishly donate their time to management of the Finleyville Food Bank. Many thanks Rose and Ron from a grateful community. For more information on the Knights of Columbus, call Frank Kovscek at 724348-6537 or Keith Folz at 724-348-0504 about membership in the Knights of Columbus.

MON RIVER TOWNS ANNOUNCES BALD EAGLE INSTAGRAM PHOTO CONTEST Eagles have been spotted more and more frequently in southwestern and south central Pennsylvania, but we are not familiar with specific sightings in the Mon River Towns or areas along the mid- and upper Monongahela River. However, experts tell us it is likely eagles are in the area. In celebration, Mon River Towns, partnering with The National Aviary and the Mon Valley Alliance, will be running a bald eagle photo contest on Instagram! On your next outing, safely snap a photo of your eagle sighting and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #RTPEagleSearch2017. Entries will be gathered weekly and submitted to a committee. The winner will be awarded a $25 gift card for confirmed sightings of bald eagles in or around the Mon River in the area between Elizabeth/West Elizabeth south to Point Marion, PA. For more information and rules of the contest, visit If you unable to get a photo, we would still love to hear where you are seeing the eagles. Please direct message the Mon River Towns Facebook page, @RiverTownProgram, with the location, date, and time of day.

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All Ages Celebrate Christmas at Monessen Public Library This Year By Jill Runfola There was something for everyone at the Monessen Public Library Christmas Party, held on December 2 for adults and children from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and on December 4 just for children. There were festivities including a giveaway, which featured beautiful coats of all sizes as well as hats, gloves and scarves. The items were donated by people from the community, some organizaJaden Cursi, age 6, of Monessen, tions, and Epiphany parishioners. is excited to visit with Santa. Inexpensive tasty food was for sale, with His wish list includes a xylophone. proceeds benefiting children’s activities at the library. Christmas music played throughout the library. A visit for children and some adults with Mr. and Mrs. Claus was sponsored by the Greater Monessen Historical Society. Daniel Zyglowicz, President of the Monessen Historical Society, played the part of a very personable Santa, and Dorothy Sadler, of Monessen Public Library, was Mrs. Claus. The event was hosted by the Monessen Public Library and The Monessen Two workers vital to the progress of the Community Development Corporation. city of Monessen are: Monessen mayorWhen the party began 14 years ago, it elect Matthew Shorraw and Library and was held at the Monessen food pantry. Monessen Community Development Corporation Board Chairperson Mary Jo Now, with a new sponsor, it is held at the Smith, in front of the library’s tree. library. Mary Jo Smith, Chairperson of the Monessen Community Development Corporation Board and Chair of the Monessen Library, said, “Last year we had close to 300 kids—we hope to get the same amount [this year].” As the person who was mainly responsible for organizing the event, she says she hopes to open the library more and get more people – and the city – involved. Found serving hot dogs in the upstairs portion of the library, State Rep. Ted Harhai of Monessen said of the event, “It’s great for everybody—volunteers as well as everybody who get the treats.” Great it was, as a good time was had by all. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season amongst old, familiar friends.

Catholic Women's College Club Closes Out Year by Spreading Holiday Cheer The members of the Catholic Women's College Club (CWCC) met on December 4 at the Mon Valley Country Club for a holiday dinner and meeting. The concert group Shepherd’s Voice provided beautiful entertainment and exchanged Christmas blessings through song and conversation with the members. The CWCC continues to bring holiday cheer to various organizations and individuals throughout the Mon Valley. The women of the club agreed to continue their generous contributions to Washington City Mission, Light of Life, and St. Vincent de Paul. Many members are involved in visiting the Mon Valley care centers, hospitals, and assisted living facilities to distribute gifts and spend time with those who need cheer. The club is happy to assist people in need. New members are always welcome.

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MARC Closes Out Year With Reflection on 2017; Looks Ahead to 2018 The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) held its Christmas gathering and final meeting of the year at the Monongahela Valley Country Club on December 18. The highlight of the evening was the announcement by Nancy Eckert of the winners of the Christmas Decorating Contest that was held throughout Monongahela, Carroll Township and New Eagle. Returning officers George Eckert, president; John Cattaneo, vice president; Corrina Withrow, treasurer; and Terry Necciai, secretary were announced. Eckert reflected on his first year at the helm, looking back at 2017 and ahead to 2018. “We made our communities better,” said Eckert. “We are getting people involved and working together, and this is the only way we will get anything done.” He stated that in September, MARC applied for membership to the Mon Valley Initiative, a group of Community Development Corporations (CDCs), whose members range from Homestead to Brownsville. He noted the “On Your MARC” 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Cox Market and many other businesses brought out over 112 participants and people are asking, “Are you going to do it again and when?” He finished his remarks by stating, “The members of MARC are making good things happen for our community.” President Eckert also announced the tentative calendar for the upcoming year. Events include: • April 17, 2018 – Two-Man Scramble, Monongahela Country Club - Saturday 9 a.m. • May 12, 2018 - 14th Antiques Appraisal, Monongahela Area Library - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • May 26, 2018 - Pooch Parade, Downtown Monongahela to Chess Park - 11 a.m. • June 9, 2018 - MARC Presents the “Walk for the Chapel,” Monongahela Cemetery - 9 a.m. • September 17, 2018 - MARC’s 12th Annual Town Hall Meeting (Topic and Site TBD) - 7 p.m. • September 29, 2018 - “On Your MARC” 5K Run/Walk, Chess Park - 9 a.m.

Michael Neiberg Returns to PT Library to Conclude WWI and America Series Michael Neiberg returns to the Peters Township Public Library on Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. for America in War and Peace. This is the final program in the World War I and America series presented in partnership with VFW Memorial Park Post 764 and the Veterans Breakfast Club. Register to attend this free program at or call 724.941.9430 #1. Neiberg will examine the role of the United States in winning the war and shaping the postwar peace. Military strategy and postwar diplomacy were intimately linked, as President Woodrow Wilson sought a distinct, independent American contribution to victory in order to ensure him a guiding role in the peace conference. Wilson’s views on the postwar peace met with tremendous resistance, both from his European allies and from his fellow Americans. Echoes of that debate still resonate with us today as America again debates its place in the world. Michael Neiberg has a Ph.D. in History from Carnegie Mellon University and is the inaugural Chair of War Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College. His published work specializes on the First and Second World Wars, notably the American and French experiences. The Wall Street Journal named his Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I (Harvard University Press, 2011) one of the five best books ever written about the First World War. 11 ——————————————————————————————————————————

‘Miracle on McKean’ Event Brings Christmas Joy to Charleroi

Santa was a little crowded with wish lists when the Scott children visited with him. Pictured are Crystal, age 7, and Brian, age 6.

Daneen Troup, Prima Diva Boutique owner, says Nolan Moscow, pictured, age 9, was one of her very first customers for Small Business Saturday in Charleroi.

By Jill Runfola This year’s Miracle on McKean, held on November 25 from 5 - 7:30 p.m., brought people of all walks of life together to celebrate Small Business Saturday and the holidays in Charleroi. At least 25 businesses in town participated, including Perk Up Café, Off The Wall Art, Studio K, Prima Diva Boutique, The Escape Room, RiverHouse Restaurant, The Emporium, Dairy Queen, and more. On the comfortably seasonable evening, the crowds Servers at the food court and members of Greater Charleroi Development turned out to enjoy the excitement of all Corporation Adele Hopkins (president of the Christmas activities. the organization), Alix Garlitz, The festivities began with a Christmas and Nancy Baker parade at 5 p.m. in town. Children felt the magic of Christmas as Santa Claus visited in Charleroi Market House from 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. During that time, Joey Papadakos performed live music, followed by the Molly Jade Band. Food vendors sold pepperoni rolls, hot dogs, walking tacos, coffee, and water. Also, a horse-drawn carriage took people for rides around town. Live Nativity scenes featured Bible re-enactors telling the story of their characters. The gifted performers belong to The Christian Center Church from Belle Vernon and City Reach Church in Charleroi. Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus made up one scene and brought the story of the birth of Jesus to life. The three wise men, richly adorned, spoke of their travels and the gifts they offered when they came to see the newborn Savior. The event was sponsored by Charleroi Chamber of Commerce and Team Charleroi (business owners); Greater Charleroi Community Development Corp. also was involved. Daneen Troup, main organizer for the event, owner of Prima Diva Boutique, and member of Charleroi Chamber of Commerce and Team Charleroi, says this is the first year for Miracle on McKean, but the seventh year Charleroi has celebrated small businesses. Troup said, “It’s great when all of us [business owners] come together and do a little to create something fun for the town and let them know what we have here.” She added, “We’re so excited to have churches involved that that are doing a live Nativity and are interactive.” The evening concluded with all attendees coming together in Magic City Square for a candlelight Christmas song gathering. Pastor Gregg Anders of City Reach Church in Charleroi spoke to the crowd about the importance of the true meaning of Christmas. “Learn the true meaning. Find a church, and if you can’t get to one, walk,” he urged. Then, everyone lifted their lit candles and sang in unison, “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.” 12 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Finleyville Airport Certified for Instrument Landings

Jose Ramirez-DelToro, M.D.

Tuesday, Jan. 23 6 p.m.

Mr. Riemer’s Cessna RG, ready for takeoff

Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center Monongahela Valley Hospital

By Paul Chasko

Free program, parking and light refreshments.

To register, call 724-258-1333.


According to local aviator Tom Riemer, on October 12 Finleyville Airport was formally certified for instrument landings. This capability will allow aircraft that are fitted with the proper instrumentation to land at Finleyville Airport in inclement weather that would prevent a visual approach. In the past, the airport was only accessible via a visual approach. The system relies on communication from an approaching aircraft with the GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) system to accurately display the aircraft’s position as the pilot is approaching runway 14 of Finleyville Airport. To obtain this certification, the runway and approaches were very accurately surveyed using GPS positioning. Mr. Riemer, who was the driving force to upgrade the airport to instrumentcapable landings, had the honor of being the first to use the system, and he couldn’t be happier with the added capability for instrument-equipped aircraft. His Cessna Cutlass RG is equipped with the required instrument package. Mr. Riemer commented, “It’s taken about 2 ½ years fighting for this capability and there were many hurdles to overcome. We’re grateful to everyone who has helped to add this capability. It enhances safety for the immediate area including Finleyville and Union Township.” Mr. Riemer further added that emergency aircraft such as STAT MediVac helicopters can now land at Finleyville Airport for emergency pickups – even when hampered by poor visibility. Finleyville Airport is a privately-owned public airport. As such, any aircraft can land at Finleyville Airport. The new instrument capability will provide a safe landing-capability for bad-weather emergency landings. Mr. Riemer is a former board chairman for Finleyville Airport and an avid proponent of small aircraft aviation. He actively promotes aircraft safety and youth interest in aviation.

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MARC Announces Winners of Christmas Decorating Contest The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) announced the winners in its first Christmas decorating contest sponsored by Community Bank, at its December meeting. The contest was open to residents and businesses in Monongahela, Carroll Township, and New Eagle. Homes/ businesses could have been entered by either the owner or an admirer via the MARC Facebook page, by sending MARC an email, or by filling out a written registration sheet. Winners by category are: • Best Overall Display – Darwin Levkus, 40 Decker Street, Monongahela • Clark Griswold – Tim Snyder, 1229 4th Street, Monongahela • Charlie Brown – Alex and Anthony Belluso, 1206 Thomas Street, Monongahela • Holy Night – Scott Bellavance, 1107 Keenan Road, New Eagle • Best Neighborhood Block – Driftwood Drive, Carroll Township • Martha Stewart – Branden Stotka, 1615 4th Street Extension, Carroll Township • Norman Rockwell – Deanna and Hosie Cook, 509 4th Street, Monongahela • Best Store Front Display – Dr. Stephanie Wehrle-Davies Family Dentistry, 1117 W. Main Street, Monongahela

Independent judges from Allegheny and Washington County were asked to rate the entries in five areas, according to the category in which they were entered. Judges visited the displays during the week of December 11 -15 from 6 – 9 p.m. MARC thanks the 43 entrants who made this a community event. MARC also wishes to thank Community Bank as this year’s sponsor, Zimmer Printing of Monongahela, Grilli’s Studio of New Eagle, and The Sign Guy of Charleroi. Also, thanks to the businesses that helped to collect the entry forms: Hill’s Restaurant (New Eagle), Sparkles by Shell, Devore Hardware, Little Coffee Shop, Community Bank (Monongahela), and Cox Market (Carroll Township). Due to the community participation in this year’s event, MARC is making plans to hold the contest again next year and expanding the number of categories. 13 —————————————————————————————————————————— 14 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Bentworth Community Center Receives Donation Baldwin Historical Society Seeks New Members, Offers Perks for History Lovers The Baldwin Historical Society just celebrated its 20th anniversary and is looking for new members. Meetings are on the second Monday of the month alternating between afternoons and evenings at the Baldwin Municipal Building. Be a part of planning the next car cruise or bring your artifacts to a meeting to show and tell. Members have various interests from collecting to reenacting, oldies to antiques. Use your creative spirit to help decorate the showcases in the municipal building and at the high school. Help with the log house or delve into the archives to research family or locations. Free access to Meadowcroft Village, Heinz History Center and the Fort Pitt Blockhouse are included perks membership. Up to four people may use the pass, which is available at the Baldwin Library with proof of membership. Single membership is $10 and family membership is $15. For more information, call Pat at 412-882-9986 or Sandra at 724-2248880.

Pictured are Deborah Trautwine; Lilly Petronka; Laura Kurilko; Joseph R. Kurilko Jr.; Eleanor King; Judith McCarty, Board of Trustees of the Bentleyville Public Library; Shirley Kadash, Secretary of Bentleyville Senior Center’s Club; Beth Navrat, Coordinator of the Bentleyville Senior Center; Bud Mesler, Vice President of Bentleyville Senior Center’s Club; Gladys Behanna; Frances Goroncy; Dorthy Brova; Carol Partezano; and Pearl Ulery.

The Bentworth Community Center received a donation of $2,210 from the Bentleyville Senior Center towards the building project. The Bentleyville Senior Center held a spaghetti dinner to raise the money. The Bentworth Community Center will house not only the Bentleyville Senior Center, but also the Bentleyville Public Library and the Bentleyville Area Historical Society when Phase I is completed in the early spring of 2018.

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New Retired Flag Depository at White Oak American Legion There is a new retired flag depository at the White Oak American Legion. It sits at the flag pole in the parking lot at 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. The Legion has made it available and convenient for anyone to bring their old U.S. flags to be part of the flag retirement ceremony that the legion conducts. Many thanks Laurel Printing in White Oak for the magnificent wrap on the flag depository.

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West Mifflin VFW 914 Awards $400 in Scholarships

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin Commander Jake Bradich gave recognition medals and $100 each to local winners of the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests at the post’s monthly meeting Nov. 30 at the Thompson Run Athletic Association. Pictured also are scholarship awardees Reagan Rubright, Kada Jackel, Nicholas Kosuda and Dylan Ruffing.

Blaine Hill Fire Department Elects New President By Charlotte Hopkins Blaine Hill Fire Department elected Dana Evans as their new president. From 2006-2010, Evans was a bartender for Blaine Hill Fire Department. She then worked as a bar steward from 2010-2012. It was earlier in the year that she was elected vice president. On December 13, she was offered the chair for president through a vote by members. As president, Evans will appoint committees, preside at all meetings, preserve order, and decide all questions of the company subject to appeal. She will also sign all orders drawn by the secretary, which may be voted on by the company. During votes by fire hall members, Evans will cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie.

Mercedesz Boyce and her mother, Dana Evans, on duty at the Blaine Hill VFC Social Club


By Michael P. Mauer Four West Mifflin students each received top honors from All-American Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin for this year’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests. The winners were accepted from more than three dozen entries that gave the local scholars a chance to earn some of the $2 million in national educational incentives awarded annually through the VFW. Earning the nod for this year’s VOD competition are Reagan Rubright, Kada Jackel, and Dylan Ruffing from West Mifflin Area High School. Nicholas Kosuda from the West Mifflin Area Middle School was awarded the top slot for the post’s Patriot’s Pen scholarship. “We are again very pleased with the high participation and quality of essays we’ve received from students this year,” said Post Commander Jake Bradich, an Army Iraq War veteran and VFW life member. “Over the last several years, there’s been an enormous amount of support from the school district staff. The veterans here are proud that youngsters in our community are eager to get involved.” The three VOD winners each received a $100 award from VFW Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin at the organization’s Nov. 30 meeting at the Thompson Run Athletic Association, as well as a VFW medal. A $100 check and a VFW medal was also presented to the post’s Patriot's Pen winner. The topic for this year’s VOD essay competition was ‘American History: Our Hope for the Future.’ Competitors for the Patriot’s Pen contest wrote to the theme of ‘America’s Gift to My Generation.’ All of the VOD candidates will move to the next bracket of competition, to be held at Pittsburgh’s VFW District 29. If forwarded from there, entrants will earn a chance to compete at the VFW Department of Pennsylvania. After that, winners will then vie at the national level where the top laurels include a $30,000 scholarship. For more information about VFW Post 914 and its activities, visit the group’s website at:, or contact Commander Bradich at 412-464-9838.

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William Brahler IV Earns Prestigious CENTURION Producer Award CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty is very proud to announce that William Brahler IV of the Belle Vernon branch office achieved a very special international award from CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC. Only a very small percentage of individual agents throughout the world ever earn the coveted CENTURION Producer Award. This award is considered to be the "Oscar" of our real estate industry. Congratulations to William for achieving this life goal!

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Santa’s Helpers Bring Christmas Cheer

William Brahler IV

Legion members run another successful toy drive. Pictured after delivering gifts to St. Francis Church are (front): Father Robert Boyle and John Koller, Post 613 Adjutant and (standing): Alice Hakos; Lois Obringer; Phyllis Shaner; and Bob Jones Jr., S.A.L., Squadron 613 Adjutant.

By Paul Chasko Once again, American Legion Post 613 brought Christmas joy to local children. For the 2017 toy drive, Legionnaires, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and social club members all donated. Santa’s Legion elves, Dan Bucy, Barry Petrak and Andy Meletic, went shopping and came home with over $1,500 in toys, games and other items for our local kids. The St. Francis Ladies of Charity will see that the gifts are wrapped and distributed in time for Christmas. “Filling a positive role and modeling American values is what makes the American Legion important to our Finleyville-Union Township family,” said Legion Officer Dan Bucy. “We belong because we care!” Father Robert Boyle, who is easing his way into retirement, has watched over this Christmas activity for as long as anyone can remember. The American Legion wishes Father Boyle the best as he continues with his retirement plans.

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Let's Talk Real Estate by ROGER DOLANCH Broker/Owner

Seller Inspections? When are placing their homes on the market for sale, many pro-active sellers ask their REALTOR®, “What can I do to improve my property and make it more attractive to potential buyers?” They wonder if they would get more money out of the property if they paint, replace carpet, remove wallpaper, and make other similar cosmetic updates. What many people often overlook is the number one reason that sales fall apart during the processing of the contract: Home Inspections! If you are thinking of selling and ever wondered if you should have a professional home inspection done before placing your property on the market for sale, the evidence points more and more to a resounding, "Yes!" Once a buyer makes an offer and you accept it, you have a legally binding contract. Some of the most common conditions of that contract are that the buyer has elected to conduct a home inspection, a wood infestation

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inspection and have a radon test performed as part of their Contingency and Due Diligence process to verify the overall physical condition of the home. The buyer is going to have a professional home inspection to make sure there are no hidden problems that could conceivably “kill” the sale. The last thing you want is to have your transaction terminated because of unknown problems uncovered by the buyer’s building inspector. This is especially true if it is a minor problem and could easily have been repaired ahead of time -- if only you had known about it. Many transactions have fallen apart because of home inspection surprises. Why not spend the relatively few dollars and invest in the inspections yourself? Find out the hidden problems with your home and correct them in advance. If you don’t, you can be assured that the buyer’s inspector will find them. When the buyer’s inspector finds a problem, it can throw a monkey wrench into the works. The buyer will ask you to fix the problems found by their inspector – or no deal. If you do not want to fix the problems, they will ask for a reduction in price or a cash credit at closing – or no deal. In some cases, the buyer may even cancel the purchase entirely, without even giving you the opportunity to correct the problems. If the buyer cancels the purchase, where does that leave you? It leaves you with a house that you will have to put back on the market – a house that is now stigmatized. Future potential buyers and their REALTORS® will always wonder, "What was wrong with the house

that caused that previous transaction to fall apart?" If you hire your own home inspector and find problems but elect not to repair them, be sure to DISLCOSE them! All known problems with the property must be disclosed to all potential buyers. In Pennsylvania it is mandatory for all sellers who have occupied the property to complete a Seller Property Disclosure. Home sellers and their REALTORS® who have knowledge of problems but chose not to disclose them have successfully sued for damages. Sellers, think of yourself and protect what is most likely your most valuable asset! Isn’t it easier to identify and handle problems in advance rather than finding out about them later? If there is a problem that you decide not to repair, disclose it up front and indicate that the estimated buyer’s cost to fix it has been reflected in the listing price of your home.

Finleyville 724-348-7470 Belle Vernon 724-929-2180 McMurray 724-941-8680

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DECEMBER NEWS FROM THE MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Closed Until January 9th The Monessen Heritage Museum will be closed until January 9, 2018. During the winter months, the museum will be open on its normal schedule of Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Please call to check before making a trip.

Video on 1923 Fire Engine As part of the Mon Valley History Digital Storytelling program between California University of PA, the Senator John Heinz History Center and local area historical societies, a video was created by Cal U students Ally Wilson and Emerson Maggi, in cooperation with the Greater Monessen Historical Society. As their topic, the students chose to research the 1923 Monessen Seagrave Metropolite fire engine owned by Monessen Fire Department #1. The video is called “1923 Monessen Seagrave Metropolite” and can be viewed on YouTube.

Membership Renewal and Fund Campaign The Greater Monessen Historical Society membership renewal and fund campaign for the 2018 year is underway. Individual memberships are $15 per year. A family membership is $20, with a business membership being $50. Membership is based on the calendar year and includes four issues of the newsletter, “Valley Historian.” Donations fund the operation of the Monessen Heritage Museum and allow the Society to adhere to its mis-

sion of preserving the ethnic and industrial history of Monessen and the Mon Valley region. Future plans include renovating the Milsom/Endicott Johnson Building into a museum annex for additional exhibit and event space.

Spring Exhibit The spring exhibit will focus on local bridges and river transportation. If anyone has photos they are willing to loan or donate for the exhibit, please drop them off at the museum or email a scan to The Historical Society is looking for: • Ledger books • Society minute books • Membership lists of organizations • Church bulletins • Funeral prayer cards • Advertising items for local businesses • Photos of ethnic celebrations • Photos of religious celebrations • Photos of old businesses • Photos of schools • Photos of industries • Event programs • Family genealogies

Follow Us! The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account. Follow us at @MonessenHistory. We are also on Facebook under “Greater Monessen Historical Society.” Google us and find our webpage filled with all the necessary information to visit, donate, join or learn about us! The phone number is 724-684-8460. Admission is always free.

January 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————— ACKERMAN, Kathryn A., 95, of West Mifflin, died December 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BARONE, Joseph John, 49, of Whitehall, died November 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BAYICH, Brian Edward, 39, of Pleasant Hills, died December 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BEBOUT, Elizabeth, 38, of Venetia, died November 28. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. BRAUN, Winifred, 92, of McMurray, died November 12. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. COCCHIARA, Jimmy Jo “Chooch”, 59, of Charleroi, died December 7. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. CRUM, Charles Edward, 90, of Baldwin, died November 17. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CRUM, Rose, 68, of Bethel Park, died December 5. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. CUSHEY, John W. III, 64, of New Eagle, died November 26. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. DiGIOSIO, Lawrence, 69, of West Mifflin, died November 17. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DONNELLY, Carmel, 84, of West Mifflin (formerly of Clairton), died November 28. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. ENGEL, Robert N., 88, of Baldwin Borough (formerly of Brentwood), died November 25. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

Recent Local Death Notices GARCIA, Mary Ann (ADAMS), 76, of Pleasant Hills, died November 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GATZY, William J., 57, of Baldwin, died November 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GELTZ, Bertha Zoft Hall, 95, formerly of Finleyville and New Eagle, died November 16. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. HAMER, James, 68, of South Park, died December 3. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HECK, Mellis Marie, 90, of Stockdale, died November 14. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. INTRCASO, Priscilla, 70, of Bethel Park, died November 15. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. JAGEMAN, Rosemary D., 91, of Pleasant Hills, died November 27. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. KARL, Rosemary “Rosie”, 84, of Pleasant Hills, died November 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KILEY, Thomas J., 82, of Bethel Park, died November 28. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel Bethel Park. KLETT, Robert R., 60, of Bentleyville, died December 4. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. LOKAY, Henry, 90, of Bethel Park, died November 17. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. MAISE, Nellie L., 83, of Charleroi, died December 6. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. Owner/Publisher Douglas E. Haniford

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McWILLIAMS, Gary L., 79, of New Eagle, died November 28. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. MILLER, James Edwin, 82, of Bethel Park, died Noember 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ORCHOWSKI, Kathryn Ann (DOLAN), 86, of Whitehall, died November 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PASCOE, Charles “Bucky”, 97, of Jefferson Hills, died December 7. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. PORTER, Elizabeth M., 92, of Bethel Park, died November 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PREVIS, Eleanor, 95, of Bethel Park, died November 16. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. REICHEL, Stanley J. Sr., 91, of New Eagle, died November 30. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ROBISON, Doris A., 91, of Fallowfield, died November 15. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SCHAFF, Evelyn, 86, of Bethel Park, died November 23. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SEILER, Earl, 94, of Curry, died November 11. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SOPKO, Katherine M. (PAINTER), 87, of Castle Shannon, died November 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

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STACK, Edward J., 87, of Speers Hill, died November 20. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. STASKO, Mary, 86, of Monongahela, died November 24. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. STEIMER, Thomas, 58, of West Mifflin, died November 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STEINKAMP, Barbara 86, of West Mifflin, died November 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STRATTHAUS, Helen, 92, of Bethel Park, died November 28. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. TAYLOR, Marilyn (PETERS), 87, of Baldwin, died November 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TEKELY, John M., 61, of West Mifflin, died November 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TERRANT, Sebastian “Sam”, 70, of Monongahela, died November 22. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. THOMAS, Arthur C., 76, of South Park, died November 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WALLACE, Orson “Joe”, 86, of Pleasant Hills, died December 4. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. WILLIAMS, Edward F. “Bud” Sr., 95, of Jefferson Hills, died December 1. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

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Local People News Six-Pack of New Eagle Scouts Spotted In McMurray Boy Scout Troop 1393 Recognizes Six New Scouts’ Achievements

Pictured (l-r) are: Gene Eckman, Elks Lodge 2213 Representative; Eagle Scout Alexander Stone; Eagle Scout Eshay Akinkugbe; Eagle Scout Zachary Strennen; Troop 1393 Scoutmaster Eric Rauscher; Eagle Scout Nolan Keller; Eagle Scout Quinn Blasch; and Eagle Scout Daniel Kolesar.

Boy Scout Troop 1393 held an Eagle Court on Saturday, December 2, to recognize six new Eagle Scouts. This was a very unique and special event, since only approximately 4% of all Boy Scouts achieve this highest rank. The Crossroads Church of Christ in McMurray hosted the event, with a follow-up reception and luncheon in the Peters Township High School cafeteria. The Sons of The American Revolution provided the Color Guard for the opening and closing of the ceremony, as well as guest speaker, Mr. Ken Gorton. Mr. Gorton also gave a copy of the US Constitution and an award certificate to each of the new Eagle Scouts. The Elks Representative, Gene Eckman, from the Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213, also gave a short talk and presented the following to each scout: framed award certificates, a personal US flag, and a gold Elks scouting lapel pin, which symbolizes the 80-year relationship between the two national groups.

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South Hills Resident Earns Master's Degree in Special Education South Hills resident Annie A. Pugh recently earned a master’s degree in special education from Point Park University in Downtown Pittsburgh. Pugh is a fourth grade teacher at Mt. Lebanon School District’s Lincoln Elementary. She is the daughter of Joe and Linda Pugh of Webster Springs, WV. “My graduate classes have helped me to become more knowledgeable about special education. With inclusive classrooms, teachers must be well versed in all areas, but most importantly understand how to teach all students and the best practices in which to do so,” Pugh said.

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Bethel Park Scout Achieves Eagle Rank Boy Scout Troop 4 held an Eagle Court ceremony on December 17 to recognize and honor Joshua Vitvitsky, Pictured are: (l - r) Dolores Vitvitsky, mother; Josh son of Walt and Dolores Vitvitsky, new Eagle Scout; Gene Eckman, Elks Lodge Vitvitsky of Bethel Park. 2213 representative; Tom O'Brien, Troop 4 Josh plays in the horn secScoutmaster; and Walt Vitvitsky, father. tion of the Bethel Park Band, so he proudly played the music for the Color Guard's opening and closing of his own Eagle Court. Josh received many letters of recognition and congratulation from national, state, and local leaders and dignitaries. Attending and speaking were PA State Representative Rick Saccone; Allegheny County Council District 5 Representative Sue Means; and Gene Eckman of the Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213. Mr. Eckman presented the new Eagle Scout with two award certificates, one from the local Bethel Park Lodge 2213 and one from the Elks Grand Lodge, located in Chicago. Other personal awards given by the Elks included a personal US flag and a gold lapel pin signifying the 80+ years of closeness between the Elks and scouting. The final challenge that must be completed to earn this highest rank of the Boy Scouts is a community service project called their Eagle project. Josh's project benefited the Christ United Methodist Church of Bethel Park. It consisted of cleaning up the area in the front of the church and laying down 12 tons of landscaping rock.

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Mark Lewis Award Created to Honor Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office Deputy By Charlotte Hopkins The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) paid homage to the life and achievements of Deputy Sheriff Mark Lewis, who lost his life suddenly on July 4, 2017 from a brain aneurysm. His family was presented with the Career Service Award in honor of the deputy's 24 years of dedication, loyalty, and service to the sheriff's office. Deputy Lewis was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School before joining the ACSO on May 27, 1993. He The Mark Lewis Award was created by the Deputy Sheriffs Association in honor of is most known for his work with investiDeputy Sheriff Mark Lewis. gations and transportation, as well as instructing training officers at the Allegheny County Police Training Academy. Deputy Lewis left a positive impact on many current officers and deputies who worked with him and trained alongside him. Outside the ACSO, Deputy Lewis also mentored teenagers in his hometown, West Elizabeth. As another means to honor Lewis, the Deputy Sheriffs Association also introduced a new award, titled the Mark Lewis Award. It will be given to an officer who proves to be exemplary in his or her duties. Deputy Lewis's wife, Lynn Lewis, stated, “I am so honored and humbled to know that Mark Lewis will never be forDeputy Sheriff Mark Lewis served as an gotten in the Allegheny County Sheriff's instructor at the Allegheny County Police Office.” Deputy Sheriff Barb Sparrow was the Training Academy and as a deputy for the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office. first recipient to receive the Mark Lewis Award. It was noted that her unwavering dedication to the sheriff's office and compassion for all deputies made her eligible for the award.

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New Eagle to Raise Taxes By Miranda Startare New Eagle Borough Council announced at its December 5 meeting the approval of the 2018 budget, which will include an increase in taxes for residents. The millage rate will be 2.58, with 2.3 for real estate and .28 for street lighting. The increase is due to a 2.2% decrease in the assessment of the borough and is necessary to stay even financially, according to Council. In other business, two residents addressed Council concerning trees near their homes that are overgrown and leaning towards their properties. The residents inquired about requiring the owners of the Walnut Street home to trim the trees. Council advised that a solution might be to contact the utility company if the trees are obstructing power lines.

Carroll Twp. Residents to Have Small Tax Increase By Miranda Startare Carroll Township Board of Supervisors announced at the December 5 meeting that they will be reluctantly raising taxes less than a mill for 2018. The increase is necessary to compensate for the loss of revenue from the Residence at Hilltop, which gained tax exempt status in July 2016, according to the Board. The personal care facility is an affiliate of Monongahela Valley Hospital, which also maintains tax exempt status. The township is unable to financially support a legal battle with the hospital over the taxes. Also at the meeting, two residents addressed the Board concerning an issue with dirt bikes and quads travelling through their properties. According to the residents, who have discussed the issue at previous board meetings, the trespassing riders are gaining access from an opened fence near the turnpike. Police Chief Paul Brand explained that he understands the problem, although the vehicles can be hard to pursue, and that the department continues to ask residents to alert them when the vehicles are on their property.

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Washington County Board of Commissioners Announce 2018 Washington County Local Share Account Recommendations The Washington County Board of Commissioners received the 2018 Washington County Local Share Account (LSA) program recommendations at their regularly scheduled agenda meeting recently. The projects were submitted by the Washington County Local Share Account Review Committee, a committee comprised of the county’s economic development professionals, municipal leaders and representatives from the state legislative delegation that recommends investments from the county’s share of gaming revenues deriving from The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. The county commissioners announced that the committee is recommending $6,717,809 in LSA funding to be matched by $29,982,025 in additional resources. In announcing the recommendations, Larry Maggi, Chairman of the Washington County Board of Commissioners, stressed the importance of LSA funding on the economic growth of the county. “Over the past 11 years of this program, we have been able to utilize LSA funding to invest in [Washington County]. Washington County is unequaled in economic growth in the southwestern Pennsylvania region and these projects...will insure our current success as

well as allow us to make strategic longterm investments in future growth projects,” stated Commissioner Maggi. Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan pointed out that the committee’s recommendations will impact the entire county, especially in new infrastructure projects. “It is encouraging to see that the committee is again recommending that a majority of LSA funding be directed to public interest projects such as water, sewage and other infrastructure development across the county,” commented Commissioner Irey Vaughan. Commissioner Harlan G. Shober, Jr. stated that the LSA program is important because it allows for the county to invest in local projects by using local resources. Commissioner Shober relayed, “As a former township supervisor, I understand how difficult it can be to identify resources to complete local projects. In some instances, projects can go for years until matching resources are allocated. We are fortunate in Washington County that the LSA program is the tool that has allowed us to decrease the time it takes to complete projects by increasing the ability to attract matching funds.” The 2018 Local Share Account recommendations are:


COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT: Total Recommended Funding: $1,739,713 Total Leverage: $4,334,084 Total Impact: $6,073,797 Bentleyville Senior Center Kitchen Renovation Project Aging Services of Washington County Leverage: $4,000 Recommended Funding: $60,000 Bentworth Community Center Accessibility/Site Improvements Project (paving excluded from award) Bentleyville Public Library Leverage: $26,040 Recommended Funding: $100,000 Blind Association Exterior Renovation Project Washington-Greene County Blind Association Leverage: $10,000 Recommended Funding: $25,000 Canonsburg Senior Center Electrical Upgrades Project Canonsburg Borough Leverage: $15,000 Recommended Funding: $44,000 Crossroads Public Parking Garage LED Lighting Project

City of Washington Parking Authority Leverage: $5,375 Recommended Funding: $5,200 Fredericktown Front Street Gateway Phase 1 Project (ADA improvements only) East Bethlehem Township Leverage: $24,200 Recommended Funding: $24,200 Heritage Public Library ADA Accessible Project Heritage Public Library Leverage: $8,124 Recommended Funding: $8,124 Monongahela Accessible Boat Launch Project City of Monongahela Leverage: $22,600 Recommended Funding: $62,500 TRPIL New Headquarters and Community Center Project (flooring only) TRPIL Leverage: $58,580 Recommended Funding: $160,000 Tutor Library Development Project Literacy Council of Southwestern Pennsylvania,Leverage: $13,000 Recommended Funding: $10,000 (Continued on page 25.)

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Walnut Street Extension Project Dunlevy Borough Leverage: $410,000 Recommended Funding: $246,405 Washington Area Humane Society Building Project Washington Area Humane Society Leverage: $3,500,000 Recommended Funding: $300,000 Washington Business District Authority Façade Improvement Project Washington Business District Authority Leverage: $15,000 Recommended Funding: $30,000 Washington Code Enforcement Demolition Project City of Washington Leverage: $50,000 Recommended Funding: $200,000 Washington County Library System Electronic Network Project (van purchase excluded from award) Washington County Library System Leverage: $30,000 Recommended Funding: $65,000 Washington County Research and Education Center Project Washington County Historical Society Leverage: $20,000 Recommended Funding: $134,059 Washington Park Main Pavilion Restoration Phase II Project Rotary International Leverage: $102,000 Recommended Funding: $200,000 West Brownsville Water Boulevard Playground Project West Brownsville Borough Leverage: $20,165 Recommended Funding: $65,225 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Total Recommended Funding: $1,475,000 Total Leverage: $13,127,517 Total Impact: $14,602,517


Mon Valley Alliance Leverage: $75,000 Recommended Funding: $75,000 Starpointe Business Park Phase 1C Earthwork & Infrastructure (contingent upon RACP Grant) WCCED Leverage: $12,303,817 Recommended Funding: $1,000,000 Washington County Marketing Initiative WCCOC Leverage: $200,000 Recommended Funding: $200,000 JOB TRAINING: Total Recommended Funding: $85,000 Total Leverage: $87,000 Total Impact: $172,000 Trinity Area School District – Intermediate Unit #1 Solar and Wind Energy Farm Trinity Area School District Leverage: $87,000 Recommended Funding: $85,000 PUBLIC INTEREST: Total Recommended Funding: $3,417,376 Total Leverage: $12,433,424 Total Impact: $15,850,800 CIPP Repair Program Project B – East Peters Creek Sanitary Authority Leverage: $182,000 Recommended Funding: $182,000 Country Club Pump Station Rehabilitation Project Carroll Township Authority Leverage: $150,500 Recommended Funding: $300,000 Combined Sewer Overflow Control Phase II Project Authority of the Borough of Charleroi Leverage: $10,100,000 Recommended Funding: $350,000

Former Canon Mac Metals Bridge & Access Road (contingent upon project going through) Houston Borough Leverage: $548,700 Recommended Funding: $200,000

Donora Pump Station Screenings Improvements Project Mon Valley Sewage Authority Leverage: $357,750 Recommended Funding: $285,250 East Beth Aeration Blowers Project East Bethlehem Municipal Authority Leverage: $15,000 Recommended Funding: $79,000

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Leverage: $15,000 Recommended Funding: $153,000 Overlook Sewage and Sanitary Sewer Extension Project Union Township Leverage: $40,000 Recommended Funding: $250,000 Pump Station A Project Centerville Borough Sanitary Authority Leverage: $25,000 Recommended Funding: $275,000 Centerville Clinics, Inc. Radiology Equipment Replacement & Enhancement Centerville Clinics, Inc. Leverage: $36,709 Recommended Funding: $110,126 Charleroi Infrastructure Improvements Project (mapping project only) Charleroi Borough Leverage: $10,000 Recommended Funding: $75,000 Home Ownership of Washington County Blueprints Leverage: $130,000 Recommended Funding: $75,000

Reimaging Washington (Home Rehabilitation Program) City of Washington CDC Leverage: $173,500 Recommended Funding: $200,000 Three Dimensional Digital Mammography Monongahela Valley Hospital and Washington Health System Leverage: $435,223 Recommended Funding: $500,000 Washington County Home Rehabilitation, Access & Homebuyer Programs Redevelopment Authority Leverage: $501,450 Recommended Funding: $501,450 Washington Regional SWAT/ Protective Vest Purchase Washington Regional SWAT Leverage: $261,292 Recommended Funding: $81,550 2018 Total Recommended Funding: $6,717,089 Total Leverage: $29,982,025 Total Impact: $36,699,114 26 —————————————————————————————————————————

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Business & Merchant News MACC Extends Thanks for Successful ‘Santa Claus is Shopping in Town’ Event

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Crystal’s Sun of a Beach Tanning as New Member

The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) would like to thank the following sponsors of the ‘Santa Claus is Shopping in Town’ event: • EQT Corporation • Monongahela Valley Hospital, Inc. • PNC Bank • Key Bank • Mackin Engineering Company • Monongahela Animal Hospital We would also like to thank our contributors: • Behanna Auto & Tire Service • Main Street Barber • Community Eye Care • Dierken’s Pharmacy • Mon Valley Accounting and Tax Service

The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) recently welcomed Crystal’s Sun of a Beach Tanning, 913 West Main Street, Monongahela, to their membership. Crystal’s tanning beds include laydown beds as well as standup beds. Tanning has several health benefits such as improved appearance, enhanced mood and energy levels, and increased vitamin D levels. Crystal’s Sun of a Beach Tanning provides monthly specials along with weekly pop-up sales. You can find them on Facebook at Crystal’s Sun of a Beach Tanning. Their website is and their Instagram is Crystal’s Tanning. Gift certificate are available. Walk-ins are welcome, or schedule an appointment by calling 724-258-2000. Winter hours are 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays.


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Doctor Digitize Celebrates Grand Opening with Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce




Pictured are (l-r): Anthony Bottino, President, MACC; Steve Seman, Doctor Digitize; Cecelia Fraser, MACC; Don Fraser, Don’s Signs; and Thomas Graney, CFS Bank.

Stephen Seman celebrated the Grand Opening of Doctor Digitize with the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) today. Film, tape, pictures, and paper degrade over time. The new company provides conversion of video, audio, negatives, slides, pictures, and documents to a digital format. Once digitized, they can be turned into DVDs and CDs of an archival quality that will last 100 years. Doctor Digitize also produces tribute videos for birthdays, graduations, retirements, memorials, weddings, or any other special event. With 39 years of computer experience and the newest technology, let Doctor Digitize preserve your memories.

Studio K Salon and Spa Shines in December MVRCC Spotlight Studio K Salon and Spa, located at 329 Fallowfield Avenue in Charleroi, is featured in the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) Member Spotlight. Owned by Karen Kosh since 2001, Studio K offers manicures, pedicures, spray tanning, tanning beds, massage, facials, permanent makeup, dermologics skin care and special occasion makeup. It is a place to relax, indulge and interact with a friendly and skilled staff. Please consider Studio K for gifting with a gift certificate or for your next pampering. Please call Karen and her crew at 724-483-5515.

Seen here is the Studio K team. Pictured are (back row, (l-r): Rachel Berkovich, Allyson Lee, Heather Rodebaugh, Shelly Petrosky and Sarah Forsyth and front row (l-r): Gianna McFaddin, Karen Kosh (owner), Irma Kosh, and Deborah Savage.

CCAC’s Washingtton C Center offffers aca adem programs, contin nuing education hours and ofess personal and pro development cou urses Day, Day y,, evening and d on classes are availab ble ble. CCAC Washington Cou unty Center Wa ashington Crown Center 724.223.1012 • admissions@cccac.ed du ————————————————————————————————————————— 28

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Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Welcomes 88 Storage as New Member

Pictured are (l-r): Anthony J. Bottino, President MACC; Lisa Wilson, Kathleen Slivan, and Frank Massari.

The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) is pleased to welcome 88 Storage to their membership. 88 Storage is located at 204 State Route 88, Finleyville. The facility is located outside of New Eagle, directly on Route 88, making it convenient to serve the Mon Valley area. 88 Storage is a newly constructed non-climate facility with 78 units ranging in size from 5’ x 10’, 10’ x 10’ and 10’ x 20’ units. Outdoor storage is available for automobiles and boats. This is a secure fenced area that is welllighted and clean. Access is available 24/7 with a gated keypad for entry. Visit their website at or call 724-809-6023 for more information.

MVRCC Christmas Party Brings Out Crowds for a Good Time

Pictured are (left to right): Diana Morris and Amanda Corley of Port Royal Village and Carolyn Moffett of Model Cleaners and Uniform, at the MVRCC Christmas Party.

More than 100 guests attended the Mon Valley Regional Chamber Christmas Party on December 6 at the Charleroi Elks Club. Entertainment was provided by D.J. Jerry Jericho and food was by Jerry’s Catering. Sponsors for the event were Bassi, Vreeland & Associates, Community Bank, Highway Appliance Company, Lee Supply Company, Northwest Bank, Port Royal Village, Valley Tire Company, WesBanco and World Kitchen.

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Need Tax Preparation Assistance? AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Offers Help, Seeks Volunteers AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program, is preparing for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide makes it easier for older, low-income taxpayers to file their tax returns and get the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Taxpayers need not be retired or AARP members to use the program. IRS-certified volunteers provide free, in-person assistance at 5,000 sites in senior centers, libraries, and other convenient locations across the country. We are preparing to provide tax assistance at multiple sites in the Washington County area beginning on or around February 1, 2018 and be available into April of 2018. Additionally, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, is looking for compassionate and friendly people to expand our team of local volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Volunteers assist by helping prepare tax returns or serving in other ways, like organizing client paperwork, managing computer equipment, acting as interpreters, or making sure everything runs smoothly. There’s a role for everyone with support and training provided. To learn about our sites, volunteering, and availability, visit or call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888687-2277) and a representative will refer you to the closest one.

30-Day Challenge Offered at Local Senior Centers Several senior centers are offering a 30-day challenge, running from January 1 – June 30, 2018. The goal? Visit your senior center 30 times in the next 6 months, and get a free t-shirt when you complete the challenge! Take the challenge and learn healthy tips for a healthy life style. Make new friends or meet up with old ones. Learn a new craft or play games. Each center offers a variety of classes and programs. Don’t let the winter blues get to you. Participating centers include Monessen (724-684-6105) and West Newton (724-872-4976).

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West Newton Center for Active Adults January Happenings West Newton Center for Active Adults, located at 103 E. Main St., West Newton, is open daily Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is at noon for a $2 donation, and reservations for lunch must be made one week in advance. There is a full beauty shop on premises Tuesday – Friday. Call and ask for Judy. Daily card playing, pool, Wii bowling, and Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bible study are some of our events. Each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. there are 20 games of nickel a card bingo. The center will be scheduling income tax preparation. For more center info, call 724-872-4976. Below are our January events: • January 2 – Winter Wonderland New Year's Celebration party • January 15 – Closed for Martin Luther King day • January 18 – Coffee and Canvas. $20 includes paints and canvas. Classes are held from 1 – 3 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. • January 19 – Birthday party • January 22 – Ceramics - call for more information Bus Trips – Save the Dates! • April 21, 2018 – One-day bus trip to Gettysburg, PA • May 12, 2018 – Amtrak one-day bus trip with 40-passenger bus • May 19, 2018 – Amtrak one-day bus trip with 56-passenger bus

JANUARY NEWS FROM VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER Venetia Community Center is located at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia and hosts senior lunches. Senior lunches are held monthly and are sponsored by the Washington County Aging Services and the Southwestern PA Area on Aging. These delicious lunches are prepared by the staff of the Canonsburg Senior Center and delivered by our faithful volunteers to the Center. All seniors are welcome. Suggested donation is $2. A speaker or music is provided after the luncheon for your information and pleasure. Senior lunches will be served twice in January: January 11 Lunch: 12 p.m. Our program will be soloist Don Roach, accompanied on piano by Elizabeth Jefferies. January 25 Lunch: 12 p.m. Speaker Nancy Verderber from the American Cancer Society of Washington County will be featured for our program. All seniors are welcome. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-833-7111. Birthdays for January: Betty Chong, Janet Crawford, Bob Gordon, Ann Gregg, Marion Keifer, James Leslie, Shirley Polocek, and Don Roach. Anniversary for January: Elizabeth and Randy Jefferies.

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VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH TAX RETURNS IN THE MON VALLEY AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will prepare 2017 income tax returns for people 60 years and older and low-income residents beginning February 1 at the following locations: • CENTER IN THE WOODS - 1300 Woodland Court, Brownsville. 724938-3554. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. • CENTER ON THE HILL - 100 Summit Road, Washington Township, Belle Vernon. 724-930-8512. Monday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • DONORA PUBLIC LIBRARY - 510 Meldon Avenue, Donora. 724-3797940. Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • MONESSEN SENIOR CENTER - 1925 Grand Blvd., Monessen. 724 684-6105. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. • ROSTRAVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - 700 Plaza Drive, Belle Vernon. 724379-5511. Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The taxpayer MUST make an appointment and bring last year's tax return, all of their 2017 tax documents, including the original stamped paid 2017 property tax receipts or a form from their landlord showing the amount of rent paid for 2017. The volunteers have been trained and certified by the IRS and the PA Dept. of Revenue and are able to complete your federal, state, local and property tax/rent rebate forms. The completed return will be filed electronically with the IRS and the state. The following types of tax returns cannot be completed at these sites: rental, depreciation, farms, business and amended returns from previous years, and any complex return. These need to be completed by a paid professional. Appointments can be made starting January 2. If for any reason you have to cancel an appointment, please call. For further information or questions, Vera Klein, local coordinator, can be reached by calling the center. They will forward you name and phone number to her.

Seniors for Safe Driving January Classes Announced Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for seniors 55 years of age and older. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Receiving this discount is mandated by Pennsylvania State Law. Upcoming Classes: January 3 - 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Redstone Highlands, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642 January 17 - 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Paramont Senior Living, Bethel Park, PA 15102 January 25 - 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Elizabeth Church, Pittsburgh, PA 15236 To register for a class, call 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245 or visit

CENTER ON THE HILL SENIOR CENTER SEEKS VENDORS FOR SPRINGTIME CRAFT SHOW Center on the Hill Senior Center, 100 Summit Rd., Belle Vernon will have a craft and vendor show on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free admission. Chinese auction, baked goods & lunch available. Registration for tables starts January 2, 2018. $20 per table. Contact Pat at 724-929-6366. —————————————————————————————————————————— 31

Monessen Center for Active Adults Throws Oldies Dance, Enjoyed by All

Lisa Marchetti, Director of West Newton and Monessen Center for Active Adults, and Jerry Radus of Monessen, dancing during the oldies dance.

Mr. Mark Davis performs at Monessen Center for Active Adults on December 7.

Pictured are (l-r): Lisa Marchetti, Site Director; Angalene Jones; Grace Thomas; Angela Sapone, Site Manager; Sylvia Spadafore; Bonnie Chitton; Carolyn Trilli; and Jerry Radus.

By Jill Runfola The participants of the Monessen Center for Active Adults, 1925 Grand Blvd., Monessen, were treated to an oldies dance with a one-man live orchestra, performed by Mark Davis of Penn Township. The event took place on Thursday, December 7, from 12 - 2 p.m. The site has a new manager, as of this past September, who is responsible for all the great activities the center puts on, including this one. Attendees sang along, danced or just sat and enjoyed as Davis sang. He played “Winter Wonderland” to start with and said of his music, “This will hopefully bring back some memories. That’s what this is all about.” Monessen Center Site Manager Angela Sapone thinks the dance is a “really great idea. It gets them (older adults) out and socializing. Just getting out is good and also to have the adults active in their community.” Sapone likes her work at the Center and said, “It’s good interacting with the senior community; they feel they have someplace to go. This is a second home to those who don’t have a family.” Davis performed Christmas songs and continued to sing and comment on the oldies. He concluded, “I appreciate you sticking around, singing with me. I’m having a lot of fun here today.” Then, he played another Christmas classic, “Merry Christmas to You,” by Nat King Cole. A wonderful and memorable time was had by all. For more information about some great upcoming activities at The Monessen Center for Active Adults, visit them online at Monessen Senior Center on Facebook or call 724-684-6105. 32 —————————————————————————————————————————

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YOUR HEALTH The Orthopedic Group Moves to a Larger Suite in the HealthPlex

Poised to cut the ribbon in The Orthopedic Group’s new HealthPlex suite are front row (l to r): Kenneth Molinero, D.O.; Allan Tissenbaum, M.D.; Thomas F. Brockmeyer, M.D., Ph.D.; The Orthopedic Group Practice Manager Carolyn Shumaker; MVH Chairman R. Carlyn Belczyk; Scott L. Baron, M.D.; and MVH President and CEO Louis J. Panza Jr. Pictured in the back row (l to r) are: Eric Nabors, M.D.; Jose Ramirez-Del Toro, M.D.; Mark Hofbauer, D.P.M.; MVH Senior Vice President Thomas J. Cullen; Anthony Cuneo, M.D., Ph.D; and Ari E. Pressman, M.D.

The Orthopedic Group, one of the region’s most skilled groups of surgeons and rehabilitation and pain management physicians, is moving to a larger suite in the Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex on Tuesday, December 12. The practice, which has been seeing patients in suite 140 in the HealthPlex, will occupy the entire fourth floor of the complex. The Group’s spacious new suite features three patient tracks that enable multiple physicians to provide diagnosis and treatment to people simultaneously and an onsite x-ray unit to provide greater convenience to patients. For people who require MRIs and CT scans, the office is located less than a quarter mile from Rostraver Imaging. At a ribbon cutting ceremony in late November, Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), and Scott L. Baron, M.D., who was the founding physician of The Orthopedic Group, said that they shared a vision for creatinga truly distinctive, one-of-a-kind space that would provide a convenience and a comfortable atmosphere for patients.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Named One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has been named “One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention” by Healthgrades. Nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide were identified by Healthgrades for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Healthgrades identified the 100 best-performing hospitals within coronary intervention. The achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. For example, from 2014-2016, patients treated for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average 86.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1star for in-hospital mortality. Similarly, patients treated for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital mortality are, on average 7.2 times more likely to die than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality. Within the past four years, MVH upgraded its Cardiac Cath Lab with the installation of a new angiography system that uses robotic technologies to allow virtually unrestricted freedom of movement. The system provides unmatched positioning flexibility that enables the medical teams at MVH to perform the most advanced cardiac catheterization, vascular and interventional radiology procedures. The imaging arm can be positioned at various angles and move to almost any position around the patient. In addition, the system’s robotic-assisted positioning enables the 3D-visualization of larger sections of anatomy. These sharply detailed images provide doctors with additional information needed in making their diagnoses while offering the potential to reduce procedural radiation doses. In addition, cardiologists at MVH have expanded their cardiac catheterization procedures to include the radial artery, located in the wrist, as an entry point to the circulatory system. By offering the radial catheterization, MVH provides a procedure that is largely available only at larger metropolitan hospitals. Residents of the mid-Monongahela Valley and surrounding areas can have the procedure performed in familiar surroundings by medical professionals that they know and trust.

Learn About Bariatric Surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., a surgeon at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), will discuss MVH’s weight control and wellness program, including bariatric surgery, during a free education session on Wednesday, January 3 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Dr. Gonzalez will explain the three types of bariatric surgery MVH offers. The surgery is a weight reduction option for people struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. “Several of the people who have had the surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital have lowered their blood pressure and even eliminated the need for their diabetes medications,” reports Dr. Gonzalez. Parking is free for the session and includes light refreshments.To register, visit the program registration page at or call 724-258-1333.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL JANUARY EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs this month. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC). Wednesday, Jan. 3 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? - 6 p.m., ECC. To learn if you are a candidate for this surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724-2581333. Wednesday, Jan. 3 and Friday, Jan. 19 — Nar-Anon Family Group - 6 - 7 p.m. NarAnon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for the family and friends of those suffering from addiction. The only requirement for membership is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. For more information, call 412-512-4718. Monday, Jan. 8 and 22 — Suicide Bereavement Support Group - 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a fourmonth program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. To register, call 724-268-1144. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 9, 10 and 11 — Managing Your Diabetes 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. YThe program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. Tuesday, Jan. 9 — RSDS Support Group - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., ECC. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) Support Group is free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724-929-9492. Tuesday, Jan. 9 — Alzheimer’s Support Group - 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Tuesday, Jan. 16 — Talk With a Doc: “Back Pain and Disc Degeneration” 12:30 p.m., Monongahela YMCA. Eric Nabors, M.D., Orthopedics, will discuss “Back Pain and Disc Degeneration”. To register, call 724-258-1333. Wednesday, Jan.17 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting - 9 - 11 a.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of class by calling 724-258-1483. Monday, Jan. 22 — Weight Control and Wellness Support Group - 6 p.m., ECC. The bariatric support group activities are designed to reinforce key principles of success and help participants learn concepts that

are sometimes difficult to grasp after bariatric surgery. The sessions are designed to educate, inform and provide a well-rounded foundation of knowledge for long-term success. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 23, 24 and 25 — Managing Your Diabetes 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. To register, call 724-258-1483. Tuesday, Jan. 23 — Innovations in Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma in Orthopedics - 6 p.m., ECC. This education program focuses on new and innovative treatments for orthopedic conditions with the use of Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma injections. Jose Ramirez–Del Toro, M.D., will discuss the process of Stem Cell and Platelet Rich treatments and what types of conditions can receive those treatments. Wednesday, Jan. 24 — Talk With a Doc: “Regenerative Treatments in Orthopedics” - 7:30 p.m., Friendship Village. Jose Ramirez-Del Toro, M.D., NonOperative Spine and Sports Medicine, will discuss “Regenerative Treatments in Orthopedics”. Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro will discuss the very newest in standards of care and protocols for Regenerative Treatments in Orthopedics. To register, call 724-2581333. Thursday, Jan. 25 — Stroke Support Group - 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. The Stroke Support Group is designed for patients and caregivers to share, learn and grow with people who can personally relate to the daily challenges and struggles they face dealing with strokes and their after-effects. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-2581455. Tuesday, Jan. 30 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED - 8 a.m. – noon, ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $35 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-2581333. Tuesday, Jan. 30 — American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR/AED - 4 – 8 p.m., ECC. This course is designed for the layperson that has little or no medical training, and is taught by a certified instructor. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job. Content includes an orientation to CPR for adult, child, infants, choking and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Cost of this course is $35 to cover the cost of the book, which includes a class participation card. 33 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Monongahela Valley Hospital Recognized by Healthgrades for Outstanding Patient Experience Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This distinction recognizes MVH among the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Healthgrades evaluated 3,489 hospitals that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from April 2015 – March 2016 in order to identify hospital performance in this area. “In providing inpatient and outpatient care, we have one goal and that is to provide the same high level of care that we would want for our own mothers,” said MVH President and CEO Louis J. Panza Jr. “From the first day of orientation, new hires learn our patient- and family-centered philosophy because it’s our way of life. Each of our staff members are committed to patient safety, comfort and well-being. We strive to exceed patient expectations by providing exceptional care.” Healthgrades evaluated performance by applying a scoring methodology to 10 patient experience measures, using data collected from a 32-question patient experience survey of the hospital’s own patients. The survey questions focus on patients’ perspectives of their care in the hospital. The topics of these questions ranged from cleanliness and noise levels in patient rooms to factors such as pain management and responsiveness to patients’ needs. The measures also include whether a patient would recommend the hospital to friends or family. In order to be recognized by Healthgrades, hospitals must meet eligibility requirements for consideration, which in addition to number of survey responses, includes clinical performance thresholds. Nationally 2,941 hospitals met those requirements with 443 hospitals outperforming their peers, based on their patients’ responses in order to achieve this distinction. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s performance places them among the top 15percent in the nation. “Patient experience metrics resonate with consumers as they evaluate hospitals and select where they want to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “We commend those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for their commitment to delivering superior care experiences to patients during a hospital stay.”

Monongahela Valley Hospital Is a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for COPD For the third consecutive year, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) achieved a 5-star designation for its performance in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from Healthgrades.A 5-star rating indicates that statistically MVH’s clinical outcomes are significantly better than expected when treating COPD.“Earning the 5-star designation for three consecutive years confirms that Monongahela Valley Hospital’s COPD therapies are among the best in the country,” said Louis J. Panza Jr., MVH’s president and CEO. “This past year, we introduced our Community Care Network, which focuses on seamlessly transitioning patients at risk for readmission, including those with COPD, to the next step in their care.” As a leading online resource, Healthgrades helps consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor and the right hospital for the right care. 34 —————————————————————————————————————————

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505 Speer Street Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-929-6642 Director: Adrianne McConville

3677 Myrtle Avenue Castle Shannon, PA 15234 412-563-4552

Belle Vernon Public Library Announces Winter Wonderland Story Time Join us for our Winter Wonderland Story Time on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for stories and a craft at 505 Speer Street, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Open to all ages. Come find some good books at our ongoing book sale. Call us at 724-9296642 for further details.

JEFFERSON HILLS LIBRARY Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center, 925 Old Clairton Road Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 Director: Jan Reschenthaler Heather Myrah, Library Director Heather Weleski-Youth Services Coordinator

Painting Night Planned at Castle Shannon Library Un”wine” from the holidays at the library on Saturday, January 20 at 7 p.m. with a painting night. $30 per person. 18 & over are welcome. 21 and over is BYOB. Food is encouraged. Register by logging onto

PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY 616 East McMurray Road McMurray, PA 15317 724-941-9430 Library Director: Pier Lee

Tender Heart Customs Workshop Planned at Jefferson Hills Library

‘America in War and Peace’ Presentation Planned at Peters Township Public Library

When: Tuesday, January 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center Community Room Kelly Donaldson, owner of Tender Heart Customs, will present a workshop making a customized sweetheart sign with personalized names and colors. Log on to the Tender Heart Customs Facebook page or Jefferson Hills Library Facebook page to signup directly with Kelly. For more information, call the Library at 412-655-7741. All programs are open to the public at the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center Community Room. Register online at or call the library at 412-6557741.

Michael Neiberg returns to the Peters Township Public Library to present a program as part of Peters Township Public Library Great War commemorative programs on Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m. Dr. Neiberg’s presentation is the concluding event hosted by our library as part of the World War I and America project presented by Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This talk examines the role of the United States in winning the war and

shaping the postwar peace. Military strategy and postwar diplomacy were intimately linked, as President Woodrow Wilson sought a distinct, independent American contribution to victory in order to ensure him a guiding role in the peace conference. Wilson’s views on the postwar peace met with tremendous resistance, both from his European allies and from his fellow Americans. Echoes of that debate still resonate with us today as America again debates its place in the world. Michael Neiberg has a Ph.D. in History from Carnegie Mellon University and is the inaugural Chair of War Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College. His published work specializes on the First and Second World Wars, notably the American and French experiences. Register to attend online at or call 724-941-9430 #1.

MONESSEN PUBLIC LIBRARY & CULTURAL CENTER 326 Donner Avenue Monessen, PA 15062 724-684-4750 Library Director: Dave Zilka

Author Series Announced at Monessen Public Library A new author series has been announced at the Monessen Public Library for 2018. Each month, a different author will visit the library to discuss writing, read from their books, participate in a Q&A, and sign and sell their books. There will be refreshments, (hopefully) sponsored by local businesses. The first event, scheduled for January 27 at 1 p.m., will feature science fiction author Heidi Ruby Miller. The title of her presentation is ‘Paths to Publication.’ The line-up for the rest of the series is:

February – Jamie Lackey March – Jason Jack Miller April – Amy Lee Heinlen May – Joshua David Bellin June – Cat Bruno July – Stephanie Keyes August – KW Taylor September – Mary Soon Lee October – A.M. Rycroft November – Tara Manderino December – Carrie Gessner

Monessen Public Library Welcomes Two Authors in January As part of the new Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center Author Series, the Library will host two authors in January of 2018. A. J. Dudley, formerly of Belle Vernon, will hold a book signing on Saturday, January 6, 2018, from 1-4 p.m. “The Feather” is her first novel in a new series titled “Raven Crest.” It is an historical fiction book that takes place on a small island in the Irish Sea called the Isle of Man. The time period is the dawn of the Renaissance, and is the tale of Nicholas Monitari and Princess Arabella. Join the secret fellowship of Raven Crest and battle dark forces while standing for your convictions. The books can be purchased through the website at On January 27, 2018, Heidi Ruby Miller will present “Paths to Publication,” a discussion of how she went from a travel writer to novelist. She uses research for her stories as her excuse to roam the globe. Heidi teaches writing at Seton Hill University and has appeared on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center will be closed January 1 and January 15, 2018.

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813 W. Main St. Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-5409

700 Plaza Drive Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-379-5511 Library Director: Ruth Ann Zupan

operation. Federal and state income tax forms are available for the public to stop in and pick up and in February, we will have rent rebate booklets. Call before you come to make sure we have received all of the forms.

Monongahela Area Library Hosts ‘Art of the Month’, Features Bath Bombs

Rostraver Public Library Hosts Sexual Harassment Awareness Session


The library will be closed on Monday, January 1. Happy New Year! The doors will not be open for groups or classes that would normally meet on this date. Art of the Month will be held on Monday, January 15 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Love arts and crafts? Join us each month for a special project. January's project is bath bombs! This program is open to ages 8+. Registration is required so we have enough material on hand. Stop by the front desk to sign up or call 724-2585409 during business hours.

Sexual harassment can take a variety of forms, but the end result is generally that the person's work or school environment is intimidating, hostile, or offensive because of this sexually based harassment. Come to the library for an awareness program presented by the Blackburn Center on Monday, January 22 at 5:30 p.m.




301 Lindsay Road Scott Township, PA 15106 412-429-5380 Contact: Angelina Levyy

‘Mindfulness for Managing Stress’ Program for Adults Planned at Scott Township Public Library Whether you've struggled with general stress, test anxiety, speaking in public, dealing with conflict or self-criticism, mindfulness can help you learn to manage and overcome these types of stress reactions. This workshop on Saturday, January 20 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. will include discussion, practice time and a guided meditation lead by Joni Sturgill, MSCP, ERYT, AADP, Yoga, Meditation, & Wellness Counseling. Register at in the ‘Calendar of Events’ section or call 412-429-5380. For more information and a list of all of our programs, please visit


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100 Borough Park Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15236 412-882-6622 Director: Paula Kelly

Whitehall Public Library Offers ‘Eat Your Feelings: A Food Talk and Sampling’


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124 North Water St. West Newton, PA 724-633-0798

West Newton Public Library January News Hours of operation: Monday and Thursday, 12 - 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 12 – 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Check out our beautiful new website and like us on Facebook. We have a wonderful small library with a very large variety on our NEW shelf: DVDs, hardcovers, paperbacks, and a junior room, easy room, nonfiction room and three computers for public use. Come in, relax in our reference room and read a large variety of newspapers and magazines. Membership is free and we are a member of WLN network, where you can request any book or DVD and the van will deliver it for pickup the next day. We welcome donations for memorial book placements in memory of a loved one. Presently we are accepting newer book donations (no encyclopedias or textbooks) and used jewelry for our April 2018 jewelry sale fundraiser. Donations can be dropped off during our hours of

Join us for this hands-on cooking demonstration on Wednesday, January 10 at 1 p.m. Often humorous talk that helps people learn to “eat their feelings” for emotional and mental health. We often eat to satisfy the things we’re feeling, but most people don’t realize that their food choices often harbor negative emotions like guilt, shame, and sadness. However, food can give us a sense of pleasure and joy and can provide us with satisfaction and comfort. In this demo and signing, author Lindsey Smith will be sampling recipes that can satisfy every craving and help boost your mood. Copies of her new book will be available for purchase following the program. Free. Registration required, call 412882-6622.

Monthly Pizza Puzzler! Win a FREE Large 1 Topping Pizza from Finleyville Vocelli Pizza*! Two (2) lucky winners every month! Just fill in the correct answers to the questions below, and write your name, address and telephone number on the entry form. Then mail in your entry form to the Messenger. Each month we will draw two (2) local winners from all correct entries. Winners will receive a gift certificate good for one (1) FREE Large 1 Topping pizza from Vocelli Pizza. Remember to look for a new Monthly Pizza Puzzler every month, and send in your entry form! (*Good only at Finleyville location. One entry per household per month. Employees of the The Messenger; Haniford Enterprises LLC, or Vocelli Pizza are not eligible.)

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(Deadline for entries is January 15)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. What is the name of the award created to honor Allegheny County Office Deputy? What is the name of the priest who recently retired from two churches? Where did The Orthopedic Group move to? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Congratulations to the winners of our December Pizza Puzzler contest!

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School News...School News Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Names November Students of the Month

Santa’s Workshop a Big Hit at Ringgold Elementary School North

Standing are Monessen/Rostraver Immediate Past President Gerald Stasicha and Rotary member and Monessen School Superintendent Dr. Leanne Spazak. Seated are (l to r) seniors William Custodio and Natalia Holmes along w ith 8th graders Keith Cushenberry Jr. and Mya Petruska.

Each month during the school year, the Monessen/Rostraver Rotary recognizes four students from the School District of the City of Monessen for their academic and extracurricular activities. In November, seniors William Custodio and Natalia Holmes and 8th graders Mya Petruska and Keith Cushenberry Jr. attended the group’s weekly meeting to accept their certificates and pens. During the meeting, each student took a few minutes to introduce themselves to the membership. William Custodio is involved in many groups and he likes to participate in theater and dance during his free time. He plans to pursue a career in civil engineering. Natalia Holmes’ favorite subjects are in the sciences, including human anatomy, physiology and biology. She is a member of many clubs and participates in basketball, soccer, track and softball. She plans to become a physician specializing in sports medicine. Although she is only in 8th grade, Mya Petruska also is looking forward to a career as a sports medicine physician. Her favorite subjects are reading and science. Mya is vice president of Student Council, and she participates in soccer. Eighth grader Keith Cushenberry Jr. also is a member of Student Council. His favorite subjects are reading and math. Keith participates in football and basketball and would like to be a professional football player or an attorney.

Students had a great time shopping at Santa’s Workshop at RESN this holiday season

By Paul Chasko “One-stop shopping” was the theme at Ringgold’s Elementary School North (RESN). An entire classroom was filled with Christmas gifts suitable for a young student’s budget. Mrs. Jennie Eicker, with plenty of help from parents, other PTA members, and the students, found the classroom well-stocked with items for friends and family members. Students, during a full week before the Christmas vacation began, could spend as much of their recess time as they needed shopping for gifts in Santa’s Workshop. Each student at RESN helped in decorating the room with paper cut-out snowflakes hung from the ceiling. Christmas trees and other Christmas decorations were scattered along the tables filled with gifts for sale at bargain prices. Even Principal Ross Ference could be seen looking over the well-stocked tables of gifts. Students showed up with envelopes containing their allotted funds from home for Christmas gift spending, and not just a few learned it was tough to stay within their budget. Any profit made in the sales went back to PTA projects for the children, and the children took home great gifts to wrap for friends and family members.

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ANSYS and the Washington County Community Foundation Mother’s Fund Partner to “Adopt” Ringgold Elementary School South ANSYS, a global leader in engineering simulation, and the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) Mother’s Fund, supporting disadvantaged women and children in Washington County, have partnered to ensure that every student at Ringgold Elementary School South is equipped with the basic, critical supplies they need for success. The Adopt-A-School Program brings together corporations, community organizations and individuals to provide a homework kit and year-round school supplies to students in need at no cost. As a result of this local support, Ringgold Elementary School South was accepted as a full partner school of The Education Partnership. Every eligible classroom teacher will receive $1,200 worth of basic supplies for the school -- an estimated total value of $36,000. Additionally, each student will receive a homework kit distributed at an in-school assembly by the employees of ANSYS and members of the WCCF. “The Community Foundation’s Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle includes many former teachers who understand that in order to learn, students need the proper tools. We are delighted to provide essential supplies to the students of Ringgold Elementary South through The Education Partnership’s Adopt-ASchool program,” said Betsie Trew, President & CEO, Washington County Community Foundation. "ANSYS is proud to collaborate with The Education Partnership and the WCCF to benefit the Adopt-A-School program,” said Maria Shields, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “We are thrilled to provide support and supplies to students and teachers in our community.” For more information, please visit

St. Elizabeth Preschool and Kindergarten Host Open Houses on February 1st St. Elizabeth Preschool invites you to their preschool preview, titled "Planting the Seeds of Learning." Preschool parents and children can experience the fun of our hands-on approach to learning on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6:30- 8 p.m. in the preschool classrooms. Our preschool staff will all be there to welcome you and answer any questions you may have. Please RSVP to 412-8812958 or to reserve your spot. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Lydon at the email listed above. Additionally, St. Elizabeth kindergarten invites you to join us for "Kindergarten Connection." Kindergarten parents and children can experience the fun of our kindergarten program through learning center activities on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6:30- 8 p.m. in the kindergarten classroom. Our kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Lisa Jarosh, will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you may have. Please RSVP to 412-881-2958 to reserve your spot. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Jarosh at We hope to see you there! 37 ——————————————————————————————————————————

RESN Annual Holiday Bingo Creates Holiday Fun for Everyone

Members from Girl Scout Troop 36637 (pictured) helped with food collection and donation.

On December 6, Ringgold Elementary School North PTA sponsored their annual family holiday event. Holiday Bingo this year had about 250 in attendance. It is a free event with admission being a non-perishable food donation. Approximately 300 pounds of food were donated to the local food bank. Those in attendance could play for a chance to win one of many Chinese auction baskets. Many door prizes were also awarded. Along with business donations and parent/guardian donations, the PTA raised $1,800. The PTA would like to thank the many sponsors who supported the event. • Avon - Jess Bock • Behanna Auto & Tire • Chaney's Natural • Cox Market • DaBuzi's Pizza • Dairy Queen – Finleyville • Lemongrass

• Becky Dudzik • LulaRoe - Heather Kerr • LuLaRoe - Mary Ellen McHugh, Megan Tomlinson, Ashley Wilson • Moe's • Mon Valley YMCA • Patsy's Place • Roskov Construction • Sarris Candies • Sheetz - Monongahela • Sparkles by Shell • The Has Bin • The Hunting Lodge • The Little Boutique • The Pink House • The Pottery Place • Trax Farms • Trolley Stop • True Value • Uncommonly Bella • Woody's Dog Wash & Boutique • Young Living Essential Oils Jessica Weinstein

Brooke Barnot Accepted at Pitt-Greensburg Brooke Barnot, of Belle Vernon, has been accepted as a member of the 2018 freshman class at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, where she will begin studies in elementary education. The daughter of Beverly and Scott Dettore and Terrence Barnot, Barnot will graduate in May 2018 from Belle Vernon High School, where she has earned highest academic honors each semester and is active in National Honor Society, professional mentorship at Rostraver Elementary School, chorus, Partners in Art, Partners in PE, and Prom Committee. She is employed at the Rostraver Shop n’ Save as a cashier and customer service representative.

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Clairton Elementary Chorus Sings at Light-Up Night

‘Tis the Season for Gingerbread Villages Clairton Elementary's kindergarten classes got creative and made their annual gingerbread village day even more festive with a Polar Express day and Grinch themes. Pictured is Drelyn Ogletree from Mrs. Mignogna's class.

The Clairton Elementary chorus sang their hearts out at the City of Clairton Light-Up Night and annual Meet Santa event. Thank you, Mr. Danchik, for such great entertainment.

Congratulations, Brainhub Students! Congratulations to the Brainhub students who presented their research project to Carnegie Mellon University professors and staff. Students worked on projects for months to present. The students learned not only from presenting, but also from others, and got to experience life at CMU.

Clairton Elementary Hosts 3rd Annual Donuts for Dads Event Clairton High School’s NHS Participates in Toy Drive Following Thanksgiving, Clairton High School's Chapter of the National Honor Society Pictured are Clairton High School students with Mike and student govand Big Bob from the Kiss FM Morning Show. ernment members headed to Stuff-ABus, sponsored by 96.1 Kiss FM at Robinson Town Centre. Students and staff members donated toys for the annual Toys 4 Tots drive. Giving back is the greatest gift for the NHS.

Jason Jarrett and son enjoyed the morning and shared memories that will last a lifetime

It's all relative for the extended Lewis and Florenz family, pictured in matching shirts.

Clairton Elementary hosted its 3rd annual Donuts for Dads event. Two sessions were held this year. Both students and "dads" had donuts and juice, completed an activity, and participated in a math game; fathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. all had a wonderful time. Prizes from the Education Partnership and Jo Ann Fabrics were given to lucky winners, and grand prizes of gift cards were provided by Economic Development South. Clairton Elementary can't wait for next year.

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The Challenge Program, Inc. Kicks Off at Charleroi Area High School

Pictured are the award winners from the junior and senior classes. Sitting (l-r) are: Anna Kuenzel (Academic Excellence), Madison Smith (Community Service), Phoebe Wentzell (STEM), Jesse Painter (Academic Improvement), Kailee Triggiani (Attendance), Standing (l-r) are: Jason Milko (Progeny Systems), Maria Claybaugh (Academic Excellence), Sierra Short (Community Service), Ryan Workman (Academic Improvement), Kevin Andor (Attendance), Patricia Mason (Principal, Charleroi High School). Not pictured: Emily LaCarte (STEM).

To kick-off the 2017-2018 Program year, students from Charleroi Area High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program, Inc. during an orientation assembly at their school. The assembly theme was Classroom Feud: Workplace Edition. This fun game show spin-off reveals to students the right answers to the important questions for career-readiness and success both in and beyond the classroom and how to earn cash incentives. During the assembly, students in the sophomore, junior, and senior classes were introduced to local career opportunities. Throughout the year, they will be eligible to compete for financial awards in five areas linked with academic and workplace success: Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Community Service. The business partner for Charleroi Area High School during the 2017-2018school year is Progeny Systems. At the end of the assembly, five juniors and five seniors from Charleroi Area High School received awards for the work they accomplished last year during the 2016-2017 school year in the five above-mentioned categories, sponsored by Progeny Systems.

MADONNA CATHOLIC REGIONAL SCHOOL ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER HONOR ROLL Grade 8 Highest Honors Amy Petersen, Chelsea Sala, Aleah Siwula, Sophia Startare High Honors Chloe Pordash, Gabriella Serrao Honors Emily Cain Grade 7 Highest Honors Gracie Rodriguez

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Pleasant Hills Middle School Students Bake Holiday Cookies for Meals on Wheels The holidays just got a lot sweeter for area Meals on Wheels recipients! PHMS Family Consumer Science Teacher Mrs. McCauley and a few of her students donated their time and talents to bake Pictured (l-r) are: Sarah McCrum of LifeSpan; Rachael Parsons; cookies for LifeShanice McNeil; Christine Rossi; Delaney Beasock; Span’s “Sweet HolMrs. McCauley; and Jill Radakovich. iday Wishes” cookie campaign. The middle school baked 10 dozen chocolate chip cookies to help brighten the holidays for senior community members. LifeSpan, which provides much-needed resources and services for seniors, will distribute ½ dozen cookies to each senior with their Meals Pictured (l-r) are: Rachael Parsons – 7th grade; on Wheels delivery. Heartfelt Shanice McNeil – 7th grade; Christine Rossi – thanks to Mrs. McCauley and 8th grade; and Delaney Beasock - 8th grade her bakers!

Thomas Jefferson High School Holds First Ever ‘Hour of Code’ Event Over 165 high school students took part in Thomas Jefferson High School’s first ever Hour of Code on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The event, titled ‘Cocoa, Cupcakes and Code,’ was organized by Wendy Matta, a science teacher at the high school, to encourage more students to take computer programming classes. The event was held in support of the global Hour of Code movement ( which encourages educators to organize an Hour of Code event during December 4-10, 2017. Students had the opportunity to learn basic Python programming skills and/or participate in activities geared for more advanced users. By the end of the event, students spent at least one hour learning about Python programming while using geometry to instruct a turtle to draw a snowflake. Computer science club students were on hand to help and offer guidance to those in need. As students sipped their cocoa and enjoyed their cupcakes, they learned more about programming from 2014 TJ alum and special guest presenter, Ritwik Gupta. Ritwik demonstrated some of his new apps for the iPad that allow users to estimate their stress level and heart rate using the device’s camera. Ritwik is currently a machine learning researcher at the Carnegie Mellon University SEI Emerging Technology Center, where he works on novel applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the areas of imagery, health, and adversarial learning. He and fellow CMU colleague Hollen Barmer also shared their work on facial expression recognition software. Special prizes were awarded every fifteen minutes as the students honed their computer programming skills. The entire event was a sweet success.

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Tamie Rae Henry and Martha Girimonte 412 Lincoln Ave. $72,000. Honradez Investment Group LLC 208 Shady Ave. $10,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $67,900). Brenda Wineland 1006 Crest Ave. $27,000. GSMPS Mortgage Loan Trust 1015 McKean Ave. $1,065 by sheriff's deed.


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JEFFERSON HILLS Victor Kail Ronald Lagona Environmentaly Sound Ent. LLC Maronda Homes Inc. Louis Vassilaros Paul Corace et al. Cosimo Antonucci III Mary Ann Bender Piper Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC Thomas Costelnik $60,000. Peter Goutmann Daria Jory et al. Estate of Ruth Elizabeth Davis

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Wells Fargo Bank NA 5040 Alta Vista Drive $1,641 by sheriff’s deed. Joseph Moore et al. and Krista Moore 1523 Gilmore Drive $164,900. NVR Inc. Greene Drive $60,000. Marie McLaughlin 311 Hunters Field Circle $349,900. Robert Stanley Marlow II/Jessica Elizabeth Mar Old Clairton Road $49,000. Ned Trbovich Peters Creek Road $25,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $99,475) by sheriff’s deed. Wayne Neyman Jr. and Kathleen Marie Neyman 109 Redcliff Drive $332,622. John and Helene Brown 3384 Woodwind Drive $288,000. NVR Inc. Greene Drive $60,000. William Yousko Jr. 125 McGrew Road Natalie Monaco US Bank NA Brookson LLC

605 Setter Lane 3031 Walton Road 6604 Willem Drive

$390,000. $6,011 by sheriff’s deed. $70,000.

MONONGAHELA Linda Miller Wayne Lazzari Joseph Koscelek Gladys V Sholtis Trust

Monique Minniti Robert and Jessica Connick Morgan Cushey Kitima Frank

700 Maple Drive 1037 Fourth St. 466 Hiland Ave. 103 Zeh St.

$136,000. $47,000. $55,000. $26,000.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Woodrow Welsch Michael Haynes Edith Johnston Barry Chapman et al.

Ryan and Brandi Welsch Theresa Cole and Kevin Rambaud Sonja Bell Martucci Family Revocable Trust

122 Cidar Lane 109 Lintel Drive 187 Marion Drive 911 McClelland Road

$519,000. $444,000. $204,500. $290,000.

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Steps to Take Before an Appraiser’s Visit Homeowners unfamiliar with the appraisal process might not know if there is anything they can do to make the process go more smoothly. While certain variables involved in the appraisal process, such as location of the home and the value of surrounding homes, are beyond homeowners’ control, the Appraisal Institute recommends homeowners take the following steps before an appraiser visits . • Clean the house. A dirty home that is full of clutter will not make the best impression on appraisers. While a dirty home is not necessarily an indicator of infestations or a reflection of a home’s value, a clean home will create a stronger first impression with the appraiser. • Make any necessary repairs ahead of the appointment. Homeowners who have been putting off repairs should make them before the appraiser arrives. Homes with repairs that still need to be (Continued on page 43)


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PETERS TOWNSHIP James Allen Robert Taylor Cartus Financial Corp. Crystal L Huber Rizzo Edward Schwartz Joan Simmons Kenneth Kovach NVR Inc. William Campbell Robert Ruff Crescent Contracting Corp. Kimberly Seat Sherri Stablein Ann Atkison Ronald Gaab Gary Malcolm Shelton James Cellini Cynthia Lammert Paul Handke US Bank NA trustee Paul Somers Amelia Louise Breittenbach Barbara Dellovade Snehal Patel Investors Mark Acquistions LLC Donald Miner

Jane Assid Cartus Financial Corp. Donald Miner Jr. and Laurel Miner Melissa Wurster and James Marshall Zachary Christopher /Natalie Michelle DiGorio Robert and Ursula Reed Thomas Joseph Laura and William Joos Paul and Dana Somers Kevin and Nicole Kre Ryan and Julie Kuna John and Carol Powers Kristy and Joseph Paolazzi Megan Rose and Craig Thomas McCluskey Seth and Amanda Berg Wano Kenneth Edward and Kari Ann Baumgart Joshua and Sierra Vecellio Jarrid and Kristina Danburg Matthew and Gina Hall Shields Asphalt LLC Benjamin and Cynthia Millers Colin Ferdinand and Carrie Ann Kelley Pamella Horvwalt Chenming Zhou Sunil and Lily Savarirayan John and Lauren Windstein

154 Shoreline Drive 100 Trotwood Drive 100 Trotwood Drive 123 Bower Hill Road 252 Bower Hill Road 139 Canterbury Lane 539 Circle Drive 515 Cortland Drive 116 Lexington Drive 230 Overlook Drive 110 Rockingham Lane 412 Scott Lane 513 Scott Lane 124 Sherwood Drive 109 Woodcrest Place 135 Carol Drive 137 Druid Drive 1076 Elizabeth Drive 102 Forestwood Drive 121 Kuchinic St. 296 Lincoln Drive 375 McCombs Road 199 Roscommon Place 282 Scott Lane 514 Villa Drive 74 Will Scarlett Road

ROSTRAVER Dean Dilegge Christian Holliday Danh Truong

Erin Beaver Danh Truong and Xuan Dang Xuan Dang and Danh Truong

190 Johnson Ave. 1288 Fells Church Road 1288 Fells Church Road

$460,000. $520,000. $520,000. $382,500. $376,000. $294,900. $97,000. $395,000. $440,000. $457,000. $377,500. $148,000. $292,000. $290,000. $560,000. $48,000. $370,000. $350,000. $425,000. $115,000. $279,900. $400,000. $235,000. $137,000. $1,430,430. $340,000.

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John Kerekes III Jonathan Bauer Robert Markle Bank New York Mellon Dennis McKnight

Ronald Fields Cassandra Marie Gregor Tyler Douglas and Cherish Julianna Lemmert Donald and Jill Higinbotham Samantha Keffer

Address 228 Ohio St. 175 Summit Drive 840 Vernon Drive 1427 Willowbrook Road 1812 Scenery Drive

$69,000. $189,900. $188,500. $241,500. $59,000.


SOUTH PARK Lakewood Real Estate Inc. Ryan Streno Estate of Dorothy Wagner Christopher Grove Southersby Development Corp. Donna Urquhart William Torre Danielle M Hunter Kish Kathleen Sipes Converge Real Estate LLC Christie Grisetti William Reddy John Jamison et al. Michelle Zamborsky Gerald Raymond et al. Rita Stockdale

John and Kristy Ziegler Ronald and Wendy Parzich Matthew and Jada Senn Timothy and Michaele Habovick NVR Inc. Kyle Justin and Nancy Jean Dobay David Gable Jr. and Rose Marie Gable Christie Grisetti Patricia Uncapher Heather Gavlak Stephen Joseph Stein Kelly and Brandon Hough John Kearns Bradley Sean Gabriel Kamil and Betul Toprak George Herouvis and Catherine Ward

2517 Bonnie Dell Drive Hidden Ridge Court 973 Holly Lynne Drive 950 Lindfield Drive 127 Marias Way 1792 Renee Drive 6218 Broad St. 932 Lindfield Drive 1183 Mike Reed Drive 1928 Strawbridge Drive 1265 Barnstaple Drive 2998 Brownsville Road Ext. 2856 Dolores Drive 650 Hidden Ridge Court 203 1012 Holly Lynne Drive 1721 Kings Court

$399,000. $6,000. $192,000. $210,000. $70,000. $184,800. $184,900. $177,500. $189,900. $225,000. $240,000. $122,000. $192,900. $139,900. $180,000. $250,000.

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Estate of Joseph Hulock

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5126 Chevy Chase Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $214,900). Courtney Hill Road $23,500.

Steps to Take Before an Appraiser’s Visit (Continued from page 42)

made will likely be valued less than similar homes with no such repair issues. Though repairs can be costly, investing in home repairs will likely increase both the appraisal and resale value of the home. • Obtain all necessary documents before the appraiser arrives. Documentation may include a survey of the house and property; a deed or title report; a recent tax bill; if applicable, a list of items to be sold with the house; purchase history of the home; and the original plans and specifications of the home. • Inform the appraiser about recent improvements. Homeowners can inform appraisers about any recent improvements to the home and the cost of those improvements. The value of home improvements with regard to a home’s appraisal value vary depending on a host of variables, but having such information at the ready can help appraisers make the most informed appraisal possible. 44 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Matthew Zayac Wayne Property Development LLC Constance Greco Franco Zampetti Deborah Orr Teresa DiGiorgio Matthew Groff Jason Paternoster Karen Povich

Thomas and Joy Johnston Lorrie Dinsmore Matthew and Jaymie Zayac Amanda Schepis Ryan David Mocniak Matthew William Kinavey Jennifer Jefers et al. and Charles Jeffers II John Hunter Janet Branch

Address 7105 Gayle Drive 6512 Keystone Ave. 139 Tuscany Estates Drive 6705 Highland Ave. 6437 Union Ave. 5060 Don St. 6322 Jacks St. 19 Patterson Road 211 Stonebridge Drive

Price $165,000. $233,000. $263,500. $170,000. $225,000. $185,000. $150,000. $120,000. $270,000.

WHITEHALL 4370 Clairton Boulevard LLC SCF RC Funding 4 LLC 4730 Clairton Blvd. $1,323,438. Carol Hubenthal et al. Ryan and Leslie Gillen Schwartz 4734 Echo Glen Drive $100,000. Estate of Elizabeth Louise Munson David and Linda Brown 4356 Frank St. $150,000. David McHugh Arjun Rimal and Yashoda Pokhrel 4932 Leona Drive $159,500. James Schmidt Northwest Bank 4600 N. Emblem Drive $22,123 by sheriff’s deed. Stephen Miklas Samuel and Gwen Caputo 1162 Prospect Road $195,000. Glenda Ann Dixon Edward Lippl 4742 W. Barlind Drive $295,000. Joanne Dziadyk Arvest Central Mortgage Co. 4795 Barone Drive $8,450 by sheriff’s deed. David Michael LaVelle Marlex Properties LLC 300 Benson Circle $51,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $92,112) by sheriff’s deed. Rosanna Whetzel Anthony Gaetano 4730 Doyle Road $132,000. Dorothy Brecosky Bashan Bhujel and Bhagi Kadaria 5329 Orchard Hill Drive $110,000. Sydney McShane trustee OM Enterprise LLC 244 Provost Road $269,750. Marianne Solow OM Enterprise LLC 244 Provost Road $55,250. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Mary Szczerbiak 3716 Provost Road $127,500. Steve Stern et al. Chuda and Dhan Parsai 1023 Varner Road $190,000. Heather Basciotta Giovanni Laneri et al. and Lon Michael Keeley 4527 W. Barlind Drive $172,500. John Felbinger et al. Sheri Langer 1035 Dallett Road $122,000. Kathleen Kennedy trustee Alan and Barbara Provolt 3018 Duncan Lane $253,000. Robert Shaw Jr. Justin and Lindsay Aughinbaugh 5111 Lantern Hill Drive $195,000. Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit

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A: Colon and rectal cancer screening is a way in which gastroenetrologists check the colon and rectum for signs of cancer or growths (called polyps) that might turn into cancer. It is recommended by the American Gastroenetrology Association to start screening for colon cancer at the age of 50 years. The screening process begins earlier if there is a family history of colon cancer or polyps. Studies show that having colon cancer screening lowers the chance of dying from colon cancer.

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ate the lining of the colon. A long flexible scope is introduced through the rectum and advanced through the colon under direct visualization on a monitor. A colonoscopy finds most small polyps and almost all large polyps and cancer. If found, polyps can be removed right away. The procedure is performed comfortably under sedation using anesthesia. If there is no family history of colon cancer or polyps and no polyps are detected, a repeat exam may not be required for the next 7-10 years. In the event of polyp detection or family history, your gastroenterologist will decide an appropriate interval for a repeat examination.

Q: What are my other options for screening which do not involve a scope? What is the new stool DNA test?

A: The “card test” as it is commonly called is a test to detect blood in stool. Cancers and polyps can bleed, so this test is performed to check for blood. Stool tests are the least likely to find polyps as compared to other screening tests. They can give a false positive reading in people who are healthy. If abnormal, your family doctor will recommend a colonoscopy. CT colonography looks for cancers and polyps using a special x-ray and does not require anesthesia or a scope. You will still need to undergo a bowel cleanse similar to a colonoscopy. The test can miss small polyps and if polyps are detected, you may require a colonoscopy for polyp removal. A Stool DNA test checks for genetic markers of cancer as well as signs of blood. It requires that you collect a whole bowel movement and ship it on ice to the laboratory for testing. The test was approved recently in August 2014. It is not widely available and it not clear if it will be covered by insurance. The information on this test is limited and it is not yet clear how it compares to other screening tests. If this test is abnormal, a colonoscopy may be recommended. Deepti Dhavaleshwar, M.D.


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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church to Celebrate Orthodox Christmas and Epiphany St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Sixth Street, Monongahela, will celebrate Christmas, the Nativity of Christ on Sunday, January 7. St. Nicholas is one of several Orthodox churches in the Pittsburgh region that retains the use of the ancient Julian calendar in calculating Christian feast days. The schedule of Christmas services are: • Christmas Eve - January 6 - 7 p.m. Great Compline and matins • Christmas Day - January 7 - 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom followed by social hour The church will also observe the Great Feast of Epiphany - the Baptism of Christ on Friday, January 19. The schedule of services for Epiphany include: • Thursday, January 18 •8:30 a.m. - Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great •6:00 p.m. - Holy Supper •7:30 p.m. - Great Compline and the Great Blessing of Water • Friday, January 19 - 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom Father Edward Pehanich, pastor, will conduct the Epiphany Blessing of Homes by request on Saturday and Sunday, January 20-21.

South Hills Assembly of God Church January Events South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for January. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit Women of Excellence, led by Pastor Sue Willis and Dedi Kramer, meets from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9 in the multi-purpose room for monthly Bible study. Identify your Purpose; for women of all ages. Please pre-register if

childcare is needed. A new session of Grief Share, led by Pastor Pat Sutton, meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon OR 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning January 11 through April 5. Grief Share is a safe, caring place to come and share your loss with people who understand and want to offer comfort and encouragement during a very difficult time in your life. You will learn what is really normal when you are grieving, how to take the time you need to grieve your loss, and that there is hope for the future in this Bible based support group. Class consists of DVD teaching, followed by time for discussion and sharing. Start anytime; return for any of the classes you missed. Registration is $15 and includes workbook. Let us help you through this difficult time. Life Recovery, a confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction is an open meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Family Rescue, support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 p.m. The groups will separate into their own small groups.

Holy Family Parish in West Newton Plans Festival of Lessons and Carols Please join the congregation of Holy Family Parish 225 N Second Street, West Newton on Epiphany Sunday, January 7 at 2 p.m. for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of worship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus are told in nine short Scripture readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the gospels interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music. This is open to all who wish to continue the joy of the Christmas season.

January Events at the First United Methodist Church of Monongahela The First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities and is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. All are welcome! Friday Night Praise will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 5. Family Movie Night featuring “Hidden Figures” will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 12. “Hidden Figures” is the story of a team of female AfricanAmerican mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner with bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage will be held from 3 - 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 13. Adults: $10 each. Children under 10: $6 each. During January, Sunday school for all ages will be at 9 a.m. on Sundays followed by a combined Worship Service at 10:15 a.m. Small Groups continue to meet on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. The Youth Fellowship meets on Sundays from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday with a mission project night at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday. For more information on these programs and other ministry opportunities, such as our card ministry team, sewing projects for missions, or the food bank ministry, contact the church office at 724-258-7054.

First Church of God January Happenings The First Church of God, 157 N. Second St., West Newton, can be reached 724-872-7467. Below are their January events: Sundays: • Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.

• Youth Fellowship - 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - Bible Study at 103 E. Main St., WN Senior Center Thursdays, 7 p.m. - Bible study at the church Monday, January 8 - Elders Meeting, 1:30 p.m., commission on missions, 3 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 9:30 a.m. Women's fellowship breakfast at Gary's Chuck Wagon Stop in and see our fundraiser table of handmade items to benefit our 2018 mission trip.

Ringgold Prayer Group to Meet January 21st The Ringgold Prayer Group will gather for an informal time of prayer and fellowship as the new school year begins. Little commitment is required other than to just show up! We stay an hour and spend a half an hour in informal prayer time; we meet once a month. There is child care. Caregivers are currently employed at school and/or daycare and have all clearances. Also, this is not just moms. Anyone who is interested in praying for our school and district is welcome to attend. We meet the thrid Sunday evening of every month from 6 - 7 p.m. Our next meeting is January 21. All meetings are at Mingo Church, 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Mingo Church is located just south of Finleyville at the intersection of Rte 88 and Mingo Church Road. For more information or questions, please call or text 412-965-0998.

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Father Robert Boyle, Beloved Administrator of Two Churches, Retires Father Robert Boyle has retired as administrator of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville and Union Township and St. Isaac Jogues in Elrama. On November 19, Father Boyle celebrated his last Mass as administrator and personally greeted hundreds of well-wishers in Finley Hall at his retirement luncheon. Father Boyle was born in Pittsburgh and attended Saint Basil Catholic School and High School in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. He was ordained on May 4, 1963. He served several parishes in the Pittsburgh Jim and Carol Patterson, along with over 100 area up to June of 1969, when he others, got their photo taken with Father joined the Society of Saint James Boyle at his retirement luncheon. and served as a Missionary Priest in Chimbote, Peru. He served there from June 1969 to June 1974. Returning to the Pittsburgh area, he held posts in Mt. Lebanon, Monroeville, and Bellevue while serving as Chaplain for Suburban General Hospital. He was named pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville in January of 2000 and held that post until 2006, when he was appointed as the parish administrator as, apparently, there is a maximum age to hold the position of pastor. To most of his parishioners, he’s been nothing less than their Father Boyle gets a final plug in for the beloved pastor, despite the title Steelers at the Legion Toy Drive. change. He served as administrator at St. Francis for 13 busy years. In the same period, he served as administrator of St. Isaac Joques Parish in Jefferson Hills and was Chaplain for both Jefferson Hills Regional Medical Center and Mon Valley Hospital. Not content with that busy schedule, he took on the task of administrating the building of a new church on the grounds donated to the church many years ago by the Finley family – the church that now stands in Finleyville and Union Township. Our best wishes in your retirement, Father Boyle.


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Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus Puts Out Call for Talent Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus is looking for interested adult singers for their upcoming spring concert, titled ‘Lions, Witches, and Overstuffed Wardrobes.’ Practices are Sunday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth starting January 14, 2018. There will also be other rehearsals for small groups to be announced. Cut-off to join to sing this concert is January 28. Concert dates are May 4, 5, and 6. Save the dates. Call 412-751-0526 or go to for more information.

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VINTAGE SOLID OAK WOOD RECTANGULAR TABLE with 2 Drawers & Bottom Shelf only $175. 412-4247573 _______________________________________ LIKE NEW Lovely Expensive Elaborately Carved Space Saving Tall Chest of 7 Spacious Drawers on Legs with Decorative Hardware Paid $800 in Colonial Gallery. Only $200. 412 424-7573 _______________________________________ HUNTER'S TREE STAND- climber type. Includes vidio and safety harness. Great Christmas gift. $75. 724-3669524 _______________________________________ BUNK BEDS W/MATTRESSES, never used, heavy duty oak finish $350 724-747-9216 _______________________________________ JACKETS- MALE, black leather. Large and extra large. $30 each. 412-884-4873 _______________________________________ WILD GAME CALLERS (2). Portable battery powered “D cell batteries.” Record type with 8 records. Cassette type with 13 cassettes. $99/ bo. Call 724-348-5531 _______________________________________ .50 CAL BARRETT M107A1, w/ 5-25X50 Schmidt & Bender Scope, custom made pelican case, shooting groups -1/4 in and 150 rounds of 660 gr American Eagle Factory loads, bipod, $18000. Call 724-986-8364. Cash, will accept $17000. Jason _______________________________________ FREE TWO TVS, 32" Sylvania and 19" Samsung both work, wide chassis, remotes, manual Bethel Park 412620-6239 _______________________________________ WOMENS FULL LENGTH FUR COAT, autumn color, large, $1000, 412-384-4374 _______________________________________ DELTA, 18 INCH BENCH SAW, with stand and accessories, excellent condition. $45, 724- 872-4548 _______________________________________ NEW FISH TANK, 10 gallon, with metal with metal stand and accessories, $48 firm cash only. 412-835-1012 _______________________________________ CAR MAGAZINES 500+, Hot Rod, Car Craft, Super Chevy, Nascar, and more best offer. 412-425-0342 _______________________________________ TUXEDO COAT and flat front trousers, 42r, tuxedo white shirt 17-17 1/2 34-35, Black bow tie, pocket square, cummerbund, suspenders, basic stud set, formal socks, formal tie plain shoes 11.5W, and garment bag. $150 412-884-6815 _______________________________________ PENGUIN HOCKEY TICKETS (2) $60 each. 412-7805998 _______________________________________ GRANDFATHER CLOCK, Seth Thomas, recently serviced by Ferguson clock repair, 2 year warranty, excellent condition, solid wood, $600. 724-809-4400 _______________________________________

COAT, LADIES, size 6long style, wool, green in color, new, $50. Mens coat size 38, medium brown color, fur lining and collar, new $20. Hoover wind tunnel vacuum, bagless with attachments, very good condition $30. Starbucks original insulated mugs, stainless steel, like new condition, $10 each or $15 for both. 724-929-3891 _______________________________________ ROLLING STONES ALBUMS, 8 in all, $80. 412-8843710 _______________________________________ SINGER PEDDLE SEWING MACHINE. Painted and unpainted holiday bisque ceramics. Curio cabinet $30. Rocker chair $35. 724-736-2348 _______________________________________ OLD SAWS AND TOLLS, best offer. Old metal spindle 4 poster bed $40. Antique pump organ, beautiful reeds, $100. Air bed with pump good condition, $15. Stride walker $15. Pet stroller, new $30. Light oak handrail, 8ft, new $25. Avalon black satin aluminum post, 2.5 X 45” $20. 724-258-3767 _______________________________________ BF GOODRICH ALL TERRAIN TIRES, T/A KO, LT 285/55/R20, 4, good condition, 4000 miles, $600. Pirelli Scorpion, ATR 111s M&S P275/55/R20, 4 tires, like new, 100 miles, $600. Generac, portable 6500 generator, new never used with cables, $700. Quad ramp, heavy duty, trifold, $85. 412-835-4047 _______________________________________ TRUCK CAP FOR SALE, fits Ford Ranger, needs glass for_______________________________________ gate. $100 724-825-6836 LEATHER STEELER JACKET, new never worn. Printer type cases, $12 each. Marching band type hats, red and white, new, $5 each. Dune Buggy, all there except engine, full size. Blue plastic barrels, 23 inch diameter X 34 inches tall, $15 each. Steel garbage can lids $1 each. 724-267-4072 _______________________________________ TREE STAND, climber type, aluminum, safety harness included, $75. 724-366-9524 _______________________________________ BEAGLE MALE rabbit dog, 2 years old, akc, rabies shot, $400. Beagle male 2 years old, rabbit school graduate, akc full warranty, excessive hunt $750. Beagle male 2 years old rabbit trained akc, 30 day trial period, $600. 724-366-9524 _______________________________________ BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ART BY FALCHETTI, large square with gold matting, fruitwood decorative frame with carved roses, $2975. Large rectangular painting in decorative frame carved with raised roses, $2050. Carved expensive large country french leopard top sofa table with bottom shelf, like new $600. Vintage 4 piece set of solid mahogany bedroom furniture with decorative chrome hardware, $450. Vintage Sears and Roebucks

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January 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————— silverstone wire recorder in solid cherry wood cabinet, $800. Vintage solid mahogany wood Duncan Phyfe dining set, carved china cabinet, rectangular buffet, pedestal table and chairs, $550. Antique “red eye” singer sewing machine with 4 drawer solid wood cabinet, $150. Large designer bronze decorative curly wrought iron tables with lattice tops, $150. Vintage solid wood oak rectangular table with 2 drawers and bottom shelf, $175. Like new elaborately carved space saving tall chest of 7 drawers on_______________________________________ legs with decorative hardware, $200. 412-424-7573 MAHOGANY ROUND accent table, 24" round, 30" tall, curved legs, $35. Leaded glass lamp, blue with blue glass frame 25" tall $75. Carnival punch bowl, gold with 6 cups, $75 call: (724) 379-4162 _______________________________________ BAKERS RACK $60, 2 new bar stools $25/ea, Dresser/Door Chest $150, Couch Cover $25. 412-2535492 _______________________________________ CHRISTMAS DISHES, Tienshan Christmas bear, plates/cups/saucers $1 each, Misc cookbooks and pocket calculator $1, Sketcher ladies lace up shoes 9w $5, Unopened potpourri oil $2.50, Sunbeam humidifier $2, Hemmings back issues .25 cents each, Rifleman .25 cents each, mens neckties $2 724-348-5393 _______________________________________ WINCHESTER MODEL 67 – single shot – bolt action 22 – shoots 22s,22l, and 22 lr – really a nice rifle $225call 724-379-8261 _______________________________________ COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER – 2nd Generation manufactured by Colt – 36 caliber BP – 7 ?” octagon barrel Unfired in pristine condition - will send photos if interested_______________________________________ - $700. - call 724-379-8261. SAVAGE – NEW 22 Magnum – bolt action – 3x9x32 Simmons scope and accu trigger – nice rifle - $350 call 724-379-8261 _______________________________________ BABY/CRIB - used at grandma's color - natural, Delta Roma, $75.00. Call 724-348-4267 _______________________________________ COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER – 2nd Generation manufactured by Colt – 36 caliber BP – 7 ?” octagon barrel Unfired in pristine condition - will send photos if interested_______________________________________ - $750. - call 724-379-8261. STEELERS BOWLING BALL "on the ball brand" brand new uncut in original box with display cup. beautiful. lists for_______________________________________ $179.95. Will sell for $125 OBO. 724-984-6611. 1980S CHRYSLER/DODGE /PLYMOUTH 4 cyl 2.2 engine/transmission combo. excellent. already out of car. $75. 724-984-6611 _______________________________________ ROOF RAIL CROSSBARS and trunk mat (factory) from 2010 Subaru Forester. $50. 724-984-6611 _______________________________________ WALTHER P38 – 9mm Parabellum – leather holster – 2 clips – all new in box – unfired – will send photos - $700. –_______________________________________ call 724-379-8261 1940’S THREE DIFFERENT PAPER MACHE PUMPKINS, $45 all. 1960’s talking Dracula plush pull-string doll, 13.5” high, in orig. box, $75. Halloween collection of 45 RPM records, mood music, sounds and novelty $500 all. Halloween collection of 33 1/3 LP record albums, $300 all. Dark Shadows TV series, 1966-1973, complete 1,225 episodes on 136 DVD discs, inside original coffin shaped box, $325. 724-628-5129 _______________________________________ ROTOR TILLER, FRONT TINE, 1 year old, owners manual, under warranty, paid $350 sell for $175. 724-366-9524 _______________________________________ COOK TOP, ELECTRIC, 4 burners, $30. Buffet range, 2 burner, new, electric $25. Toaster oven w/bagel toaster,


new, Hamilton Beach, $20. Table, 4 chairs, chrome set, 1950s, chairs need repaired, $50. 724-929-6964 _______________________________________ QUEEN SIZE SLEEPER sofa by Broyhill, burgundy, dark green, beige plaid, mattress like new, very heavy, pillows included must sell, reduced to $125. William Rogers China white, service for 4, bowl, dessert, dinner, cup & saucer, used once, $35. Football, triple signed Archie, Eli & Peyton Manning. COA, $1100. Football jersey, Washington Redskins, signed by RGIII, COA & picture, $125. 724-244-4862. West Newton _______________________________________ TRUCK CAP RED Ford Ranger short bed or other small trucks, very nice, $125.00 OBO. 412-384-6468 _______________________________________ SWING SET, metal frame, 3 swings, 1 glider, 1 seesaw, needs cleaning, you haul, . 724-483-3789 _______________________________________ OAK SWING, includes chains. Dog box, fiberglass, excellent condition. 724-825-6836 _______________________________________ STAND-ALONE BASKETBALL HOOP and backboard for driveway or yard, adjustable height, support stand rusty, you haul. 724-483-3789 _______________________________________ SAMSUNG CRYSTAL SURROUND AIR TRACK Model No_______________________________________ HWE350, $60. 724-863-2327 ZERO-GRAVITY CHAIR, power recline with heat and massage, $200. 724-483-2082 _______________________________________ SOLID OAK ANTIQUE BEDROOM SET, excellent condition $200. Oak 40” round table with 4 chairs, new, $200 OBO. 36” color TV $25. 724-938-2722 _______________________________________ FOOTBALL CARDS FROM THE 1950S, 12 teams, 323 cards total plus misc. newer cards. Also 1960s Pirate autographs and misc. pictures. 724-258-3318 leave msg _______________________________________ 12’ SEARS ALUMINUM BOAT w/2 swivel seats and trailer, $450.00. 724-825-8959 _______________________________________ OLD WOOD WASHING MACHINE $100. Singer peddle sewing machine $100. Rocking chair $35. Holiday bisque ceramics, designer hand bags. 724-736-2348 _______________________________________ REMINGTON MODEL 550-1, beautiful semi-automatic 22, shoots 22s,22l, and 22lr, rare and hard to find in this condition, $275. Winchester model 67, single shot, bolt action 22, shoots 22s,22l, and 22 lr, really a nice rifle, $225. Savage – NEW 22 Magnum – bolt action – 3x9x32 Simmons scope and accu trigger – nice rifle - $350. Call 724-379-8261 _______________________________________ 2018 REMINGTON WILDLIFE ART CALENDAR -$9.95 +3.95 S/H, send check or MO to W.A. Chepanoske, 5911 Homeplace Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037-3217 _______________________________________ CHILDREN'S BOOK WITH DUST COVER “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” $15. Call 724-628-5129 _______________________________________ SHIRLEY TEMPLE BABY DOLL. Dressed in White Dress with Red Polka Dots. Stands 1 ft. 4 in. high. $40. 724628-5129 _______________________________________ ESSO TIGER, 1960s Pocket Watch (functional). $150 Call 724-628-5129 _______________________________________ 1990S KIDS BIG PULL Play Berlin Flyer Wagon. Made of Metal and Wood. Never Opened. $50 724-628-5129 _______________________________________ GAGE LIONEL “Navy Yard Switcher Train Engine.” $100 724-628-5129 _______________________________________ 1930S “Daisy Air Rifle Boxed Bell Target.” Made of fine cast metal. Target is 2 x 4 x 4.5 tall (with hold in ron and bell clatter on inside). With Pad of Paper Targets. (A very short lived Daisy product). $135 Call 724-628-5129. _______________________________________ EARLY 1800S “Buster Brown Shoes Pocket Watch.” 51 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Picture of Buster Brown and his dog on Front under glass (still runs). $400 Call 724-628-5129. Two Different, never used deep fryers. $25/$50 each. Call 724-628-5129 _______________________________________ OAK WOOD BOARDS FOR SALE. Various sizes and lengths from ? –1 inch thick to 8-12 feet long. Eight boards total. South Park area. Call 412-655-7977. _______________________________________ SWEEPER, HOOVER, Wind Tunnel bagless includes attachments, good condition $35.00. 724-929-3891 _______________________________________ WOMEN AND MEN'S COMPLETE SETS OF GOLF CLUBS, bags and flight bag, good condition. Necchi sewing machine and cabinet. Adult three wheel bike. Call 412-215-2921 make reasonable offer _______________________________________ LEADED GLASS LAMPS (2), pink, blue, beige, green, black colors, 31" h x 50" round, $125 each. Rabbit jacket, size medium, gray, $40. Chaise lounge for porch (folding), olive green mesh w/white handles, excellent cond. $15. Call (724) 379-4162 _______________________________________ EXERCISE BIKE, $50. Exercise rowing machine, $50. Sears 10” radial arm saw $75. 2 H.F. stand alone speakers $20. Tractor Prawn Yard Sweeper $40. 724-4832444 _______________________________________ STORAGE WOOD CUPBOARDS, 2 doors, brown, boxed to build, 70h x 32w x 20 d, 5 for $80 or $25 each. Belgian block $1 each. Glider rocker chair in box to build $15. 724-348-5243 _______________________________________ MOUNTAIN BIKE, girls 10 speed, seldom used, $40. 724-348-6704 _______________________________________

PECAN WOOD COFFEE TABLE/curved legs, 19H 29W 49L Whitehall area. 412-886-9931 _______________________________________ KIDS GAME TABLE - 6' x 2'8"- bumper pool, ping pong and air hockey, $50.00. Solid wood TV cabinet 5'2' x 4'7" x _______________________________________ 1'9" with TV, $40.00. Please call 724-258-4239 Stair lift used very little. Good condition. $400.00 or best offer. 724-421-6751. _______________________________________ ZIPPO LIGHTER brand new in box $10. Lego transformers; boxful $10. Digital grilling fork, new in package $10. Bingo game with rolling cage and large number cards $15. Cinderella magnetic doll and clothes $5. Barbie swimming pool for dolls $10. Vintage Gorham heritage relish platter; chrome and glass; new in box $20. Antique japanese celery dish with 18k gold trim $15. Goebel Friar Tuck Ash tray/dish; collectible $45. Brass candle sticks 11 in tall 2 for $10. Miniature ceramic creamers with cherups on them 6 for $10. Coffee mugs with ceramic dolls on the handles; unique 2 for $10. Halloween pumpkin large planters $10 each. Halloween costume, batman size 7-8 $10. Doll, Mother Hubbard new in box $20. Doll, Miss Sunday plays "O what a beautiful morning", new in box $20. Mini Disney snowglobes $10. Hallmark vintage pilgrim salt and pepper $10. Large strong barbeque 3 pc grilling set $15. Vintage Frigidaire aluminum ice cube trays with easy release 2 for $15. Junior 3 piece utensil set; fork, knife and spoon by Dansk $10. Depression vaseline glass relish small dishes 2 for $10. 412-2793288 _______________________________________

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52 ————————————————————————————————————————— LAWN TRACTOR, Briggs & Stratton, excellent condition, $400. Lift Chair - Levins, beige, excellent condition, $400. 724-348-5685 _______________________________________ FINISHING MOWER FOR SALE – 84 inch by kioti – excellent condition – gently used and always garage kept - fits on 3 point hitch tractor of 35 HP or larger – will send photos if interested – call 724-379-8261 _______________________________________ NEW KING SIZE MATTRESS & BOX SPRING, 2 months old, asking $1000 paid $1900. New brown rug $125 commercial grade 11 1/2 x 10 1/ 2 (never used wrong size). Microwave cabinet/cupboard $50. 12 long panels of sheers & valences lavender/plum paid $200.00 at Pennies asking $145.00. Oriental wicker chair from Japan $70.00. 2 short pair lavender/plum curtains and valences $35.00. Power Wheels Harley Davison motorcycle $120. Purple & cream material shower curtain $40.00. Pirate ship pool $35. Hard hats $15.00. Coffee table light wood $15.00. 2 marble cream end/side table round $90.00. Vtech train $60. Potty train tape $8.00. 1 dark wood end table $10.00. Boys motobike $90.00. Plastic wagon w/blocks $50. Antique lamp $225.00. Antique desk $400.00. Antique lamp $75.00. Antique lamp $45.00. Potty chair talks/sings $35.00. Blue with pink ribbon wall paper $4.00. 4 @ 70# sand bags $50. 724-745-3963 _______________________________________ DINING ROOM TABLE with 6 chairs, wood, good condition. Antique rocking chair, good condition, $60. Lot of men's older vintage neckties (80) $20. 10 Women's short or long sleeve blouses, clean, size 14. 2 large warming dishes with glass lids $40. 724-747-0610 _______________________________________


LA-Z-BOY ROCKER, recliner, brand new, tan leather, $650 OBO. 412-207-9411 _______________________________________

front pockets. Purple rollerblades, womans size 7, boys size 5, $35.00. 412-886-3873 _______________________________________

WOOD OR COAL STOVE, all cast, Iron Vermont “Vigilant” 1977 model, almost new, never used $350. 724-610_______________________________________

THOMASVILLE CHINA CLOSET, 1978, excellent condition, light in top, $150 obo. 412-377-8900 _______________________________________

ATARI 2600, big collection, machine, storage unit, joy sticks, controllers, manuals, 287 different game cartridges. 724-628-5129 _______________________________________

LADIES PRINT SCRUB TOPS AND JACKETS, size LXL-2X, $3.00 each, good cond, 412-655-4396 (South Park) _______________________________________

NEW WHEELCHAIR, still in box, Drive brand, lightweight, folds easily, paid $150, asking $100. 724-518-8952. Text if possible, hard of hearing. _______________________________________

WATER SKIS, 2 pairs adults, 1 childs, 4 adult life vests, 412-233-4948 _______________________________________

UNDERCOVER TRUCK BED LID for Ford Ranger or equivalent, like new, $100 OBO. Call 412-445-5821 and leave message. _______________________________________ LACE BRIDAL GOWN, vintage, long sleeved with matching veil. Size 7. Best offer. 412-881-0716 _______________________________________ OLD UPRIGHT PIANO. Needs some attention. Elizabeth Twp. 304-319-1727 _______________________________________ COUCH AND LOVESEAT, Broyhill, excellent cond, $200 for both, cash. Text 412-780-5998 with questions and pics. _______________________________________ BABY CRIB- dark brown used at grandma's house- pet and smoke home-exc. condition, $45.00. Changing table, quality solid wood construction with 3 shelves for clothing and diaper storage used at grandmas house, exc. Condition, $25.00. 724-258-4368 _______________________________________ FOUR DRAWER LEGAL SIZE Haskell file cabinet. $60.00. 724-348-5103. _______________________________________

VINTAGE VINYL ALBUMS, 800+ DooWop, soul, rock & roll from 50s, 60s, & 70s. $10 and up. Discounts for volume. 724-929-4975 _______________________________________

PRO CRAFT BASS BOAT. White with gray metal flake stripe, gray leather seats, trolling motor, 70 up outboard motor, fish finder, butt seat. Procraft trailer with spare tire, boat cover. 724-258-9085 _______________________________________

CORELLE CHINA, 90 pieces including dishes, cups, bowls and platter, $25. 412-835-9035 _______________________________________

FIREWOOD, OAK AND MAPLE. Please call for details. 724-258-9026 or 724-812-7986 _______________________________________

DELTA UNISAW 10” tilting, Arbor table saw, 3 HP motor, 115 or 230 volts, call 724-258-3318 and leave message. _______________________________________

LP ALBUMS, lot of old vinyl. Mixed genre, Time-Life Boxed sets, heavy on the Funk and Reggae. (412) 4033550 _______________________________________

2 ASHLEY FORGE DAMASCUS KNIVES. 1 fixed blade Hunter, 1 lock back folder with abalone inlays inside and out. Call 724-258-3318 and leave message _______________________________________

ANTIQUE BIKE - J.C. Higgins, a Sears brand. Aquamarine - $150 OBO (774) 447-4413 _______________________________________ ONE OFF "SPRING-WELL" MOTORCYCLE DRAWN HEARSE. Hand crafted by Amish craftsmen in Lancaster. Rolled only twice. $7K OBO (774) 447-4413 _______________________________________

2 FOLDING TABLES, 20”x48”, $30. Pampered Chef pots & pans, set, excellent cond, paid $200 asking $35. Sunbeam mixer, 12 speeds, $25. 57”x30” storm window, $5. Call Sue 412-886-3873 _______________________________________ SELMER ALTO SAX, excellent condition. Selmer B clarinet with hard case. Le Blanc B Clarinet with hard case. Yamaha Alto Sax with case in very good condition. New Straight B Sooprano Sax, manuf. by Monarch. Make offer for_______________________________________ one or all. 412-884-5450 BLACK METAL PLANT STAND, old fashioned style look, 3 shelves, holds approx. 7-8 med plants, never used, $35. Wooden potty chair with removable toilet bowl, TP roll & magazine rack, Amish looking, $25. Oak kitchen table w/2 chairs, $55. Rowenta Steam Iron in perfect condition, $35. Call Sue 412-886-3873 _______________________________________ DELTA BENCH SAW 10”, 26” table & accessories, excellent condition. Dyno Glo portable kerosene heater, 23,000 BTU/hr, never used. Char Broil Grill, stainless steel, runs propane or natural gas, never used. All sales include owners manual. 724-872-4548 _______________________________________

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ALCOA WINDOW CLEANING LADDERS, 4 sections, $125. Inside door 23-5/8 x 79-1/2, new original finish, $10.00. Plywood 1/2”, 28 x 83-1/2 $8.00 and 3/4" 32 x 55-1/2 $5.00. Patio chairs, 3 position, solid vinyl, new full cushion $25 each. South Hills/Whitehall 412-714-4642. _______________________________________ 3 PC AMERICAN TOURIST LUGGAGE w wheels/handle $25. Wall picture framed embossed flowered 60” x 50”, cost $325 sacrifice $125. Dining room set, table, 6 chairs, lighted China with complete setup for 12 plus accessories, $700. 412-714-4642 _______________________________________ TOOLS AND POWER TOOL CABINET, 12” x 18” x 69”h, 3 door with 3 shelves $55. File cabinet 30x16x43h, 2 – 5” drawers, 2 – 11” doors, 36 x 11-1/2 3 shelves, key lock, $55. Corner shelf 16 x 10 x 59h, 5 shelves $20. Baby buggy sit or stand, like new, folding, $25. 412-7144642 _______________________________________ 1 FT HIGH BUNNY STATUE on roller skates, perfect for child’s room or any roller skating fan, $10.00. Size 10-12 ladies nursing shirts, many different prints, most have 2

BASEBALL CARDS 1960’s-64, near mint condition, sharp corners, 50% Beckett price guide. 724-970-1762 after 3 pm. _______________________________________ FRANKLIN & DANBURY MINT CARS, still in original boxes, excellent condition, 1:24 scale. Bradford Plates, still in original package, all kinds. Thomas the Train Set, still in original packages they came in. 724-437-4387 _______________________________________ HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC MEAT GRINDER, 120v, 38.6 x 16.6 x 34.2 cm. used. Oster hair trimming set, adjustable clipper, 6 guide attachments, shears, cape, combs, brushes, never used, $15.00. George Foreman indoor/outdoor electric grill, has a stand for outdoor use and a lid, removable grill plate for easy cleaning, $45.00. Oreck upright vacuum, Ultra XL2, red, bags included, used twice, $150.00. 724-483-3720 _______________________________________ CRAFTSMAN MOTOR 3/4 HP, 3450 RPM, 5/8 shaft both ends, $15.00. 724-258-3291 _______________________________________ WOODEN SWING SET with slide/climbing wall. 100%yellow wood. Sanded and sealed with a new tarp. $399.00. 724-258-4239 _______________________________________ RECORD COLLECTION - 45-RPM, fifties & sixties music, over 800 records $300. Riccoh 35mm. camera/flash & 55mm & 35 to 140 mm. telephoto lens. $25. B&W Darkroom Equipment - 4x5 Omega Enlarger, negative carriers 35mm. to 4x5 film, plus extras. $275 or b/o. Call 724-288-4820 _______________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS, "prime real estate" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724-552-7056 _______________________________________ LOGITECH MICROPHONE Quick Cam Fusion video sensor with light tech, in package $10.00. Carpet, fur and leather, approx 6' x 7’, Grecian key border, clean from Europe $95.00. Speakers, Phillips (2) with wire, $35. BBQ grilling tools (4) in carrying case, new $19. Foot spa, vibrates/heats/bubbles, $35. (8) stemmed wine glasses, complete set, colorful, $12. Wine Crystal stemmed glasses, new in box $19.50. Lamps sell 1 or in pairs, good quality, $15. (4) matching folding chairs, exc. Condition, heavy duty, $20 each or $69 all. Andirons (2), fireplace tall, pair solid brass, antique, $149. Sander-speed block, new in box $59. Cosco all-in-one padded bar stool & step ladder or booster chair, stylish retro look, $29. Call 412-854-3637 _______________________________________ PILLOWS, decorate sofa or bed or patio, many shapes/sizes/print/animals/seashells, like new 3 for $12.00 or sell sep. Wreath/bulbs/jewels/angels/toille/ bows/greenery, gorgeous was $175 now $69. Artwork/paintings/Indian art/ vases/landscapes/flowers /fruit/etc., framed $23+. Stemware 60+ years old, water/wine/cocktail/Shervert/ Cordial, sell sep $4.00. Tupperware XXL container + handles, like new $12.00. Electric range parts, 8” snap in burner, 220 cord w plug, $8 each. Chair/folding silver frame black leather seat, new, $14. Knife set, 12 kitchen and steak knives com-

plete w butcher block, $35. Child school desk, walnut top, steel legs, antique restored, $115. Bench for table seating/bedroom @ foot of bed, very sturdy, $22. Call 412854-3637 _______________________________________ CHAISE LOUNGE/BENCH 1920, 95+ yrs old, antique restored, walnut frame, $475. Dining chairs (4) matching uphol, comfy seats, solid wood, arched tops $215. Chair/uphol artist fabric seat, $89. Bedroom, Burl Mahogany, 5 pieces, perfect cond, $2299. Bedroom 8 piece elegant set, 2 marble top end tables/wood carvings, $2499 all. Table 60” Cherry/Walnut, $899. Fosseil octagonal table + base, brass accents, 4 high back uphol. chairs, $749. Table 60" octagonal top +18" leaf + chairs, $419. Dresser, 6 lg. drawers, solid wood, $425. Mirror 34x48 arch top, frame covered w coral & variety of shells, $299. Chaise patio (2) lounges, 2 adjustable positions, $69 each. Tape deck Panasonic stereo knobs for controls/balance/treble, etc. w 6 plus ins, (2) 15” Phillips speakers, $29. Call 412-854-3637 _______________________________________ CANS/Harry Potter Christmas and others bake/store/ze cookies/candy or toys, new 3 for $10.00. Placemats/teach kids Bible stories, turn over washable markers color/puzzles/games, $2.75 each or 4/$10. Designer dresses/jackets/jeans/tops + Nike outfits, xs/s/m, high quality, like new, 2 for $10.00. Purses/boots/shoes/ shoulder bags, heels, flats, casual, evening, leather sizes 6/7/8, $4.00+. Robe, Beverly Hills Hilton CA embroidered on terry cloth pocket, long, unisex, $45. Car/truck windshield protector, new, $6. Mouse, Microsoft $4. Telephone clarity for hearing loss, magnifies calls, new in box $59. Bowling ball, mens Brunswick w/leather case, $12. Camping gear, backpack w frame $15. Halloween costumes, childrens, new, tags still on, $10 each. Christmas decorations/wreaths/bows/bulbs/garland/ candles/mugs/statues, all new, $10+. Call 412-854-3637 _______________________________________ APPLIANCE KITCHEN Gevalia coffee/tea maker, new kitchen items $9+. Jacket/womens stylish, zip out warm vest with tags still attached, $59. Designer long backless black dress, size 4 $29. Jewelry gold or silver, 2 for $10. Christmas statues/nativity set/magnolia door hangings/cookie jars/angels/candles/platters, new. Bbq tools in carrying case, new $19. Cd cassettes, jazz/classical/rock and roll 6 for $12. Mirror 32x40 crown moulding, never hung $75. Call 412-854-3637 _______________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _______________________________________ CEMETERY LOT FOR 2, Mon Valley Memorial Park, Garden of All Faiths, lawn crypt, 2018 price $5500. Includes lot for 2 vault-bronze memorial w/vase, granite base. Asking $3000. 724-379-6866 _______________________________________ NATIVITY SET VINTAGE Home Interiors HOMCO Nativity Set #5110 w/Original Styrofoam Packing 13-Piece Porcelain Figurines Lovely Soft Colors Damage $35 Call 412 882-4454 _______________________________________ SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB ALERT FOR SENIORS. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-906-3115 for $750 Off _______________________________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING for houses, barn, sheds. Close outs, returns, Seconds, Overrun, etc. at Discount Prices. Huge inventory in stock. 717 445-5222 _______________________________________

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EDENPURE NEW WHOLE HOUSE AIR PURIFIER - $65 - _______________________________________ (sold for $297) 724-348-5029

MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, 4 burial plots, garden of_______________________________________ the cross, all 4 lots $2000. 412-384-4374

EDENPURE HEATER ( New - $75) 724-348-5029 _______________________________________ CANON – New All in One printer-scanner-copier - cloud ready (sold for $129) asking $80 - 724-348-5029 _______________________________________

Two side by side Interior Mausoleums. Located at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township, Coraopolis, PA Holy Angels Chapel in the Jerusalem Corridor. Crypt 729 and 730, Tier F (6th tier). The current selling price is $22,000 for both. Asking $17,000 which includes two openings and closings. Contact 412-805-0139 _______________________________________ Jefferson Memorial Cemetery: 2 graves in Garden of the Ascension. $2600 for both. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and perpetual care fee. 724348-6544 _______________________________________ 2016 Trailer Jayco 16XRB Jay Feather 7, almost like new, $12,500 or best offer. Paid $17,600 last summer must sell due to health issues. Used 4 times last year. Many upgrades. Also have weight distributing system for sale. Call 724-263-2031 _______________________________________ THE 2 WEEK DIET by Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist Brian Flatt Lose 6 Pounds of Body Fat in just 2_______________________________________ Weeks Access online JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 8 grave sites, Lot # 403 and 404 (Chapel Circle), spaces 1,2,3,4 in each, Asking $2600 per 2 sites. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and 15% annuity care fees. Call Bill, (330) 842-1827. _______________________________________ 2013 WINDSPORT MOTORHOME, Class A, 17,741 miles, One Owner, 2 Slide outs, Ford V10, Like New Condition $54,900. 724-929-3891 _______________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS. Monongahela Cemetery. Two plots, side by side. Section 12, lot 48, graves 3 and 4. Flat headstone only permitted on these graves. $1,550 for the pair. Call or text 607-280-3689. _______________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY companion lawn crypt Ambassador for 2, $2500.00. Garden of Pillars includes perpetual care. 412-489-5699 _______________________________________ 2 PREMIUM SIDE BY SIDE CRYPTS, Sylvian Heights – Uniontown, Garden Bldg #2, levl 3, valued $27,000 sell $10,500. 724-438-7806 _______________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 LOTS $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _______________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (DONORA), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial,_______________________________________ granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 IF YOU HAD AN IVC FILTER PLACED FOR BLOOD CLOTTING, between 2010 - present time, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535-5727 _______________________________________ MOVING AND STORAGE: Cross country Moving, Long distance Moving Company out of state move $799 Long Distance Movers Get quote on your Long distance move. Call 800-863-6081 _______________________________________ SNOW GUARD. Help prevent dangerous snow slides, Damaging gutters, etc. Stainless Steel & Close out colors snow guards $2.25 ea. Colored $3.25. Shipping 50 or more 717 445-5222 _______________________________________ BUILDING MATERIALS STEEL BOLLARDS, Tubing/Pipe 5.75" OD .31 Wall. 6' 7" Long $33.80, 7' 10" Long $39.50, 9' 10" $62.60, 39' 4" $172.80 leon@slateroad 717-445-5222 _______________________________________

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------------ PETS -------CATS/ KITTENS, various ages, spayed/ neutered, all shots, in need of a loving home. 724-258-8380 _______________________________________ BEAGLE MALE PUP, 3 months, AKC certified, rabbie certificate, started on rabbit, $350. 724-366-9524 _______________________________________ 5 LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPS with papers, 1 black male, $400. 4 chocolate females $450 each. 724-6789357 _______________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. _______________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------TRAILER FOR SALE. 1 ? bedrooms, new furnac, kitchen stove and sink. Shed and porch. $7000. Call Sonny 412304-2950 _______________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 2 graves in Garden of the Ascension. $2500 for both. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and perpetual care fee. 724348-6544 _______________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE, ? acre, flat, corner, lot in Baldwin Boro. Ouiet friendly neighborhood, convenient 10 minutes to South side/Waterfront, 15 minutes to Oakland/ Downtown $74,200, 412-835-3273 _______________________________________ MONONGAHELA APARTMENTS FOR RENT – Two, one-bedroom apts, first and second floor. Galley kitchen, laundry facility, appliances, garbage removal, off street parking, secure locked building. Close to bus line. Senior discount. 724-931-4764 _______________________________________ TWO SIDE BY SIDE INTERIOR MAUSOLEUMS. Located at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township, Coraopolis, PA Holy Angels Chapel in the Jerusalem Corridor. Crypt 729 and 730, Tier F (6th tier). The current selling price is $22,000 for both. Asking $17,000 which includes two openings and closings. Contact 412-8050139 _______________________________________ LOT FOR SALE IN FINLEYVILLE, half acre parcel of land, nice neighborhood, utilities, for sale at $39,900. Contact us at 724-348-6688. _______________________________________ FINLEYVILLE PROPERTY - ? acre parcel lot in Finleyville, nice neighborhood, utilities, $39,900. 724348-6688 _______________________________________ FIRST FLOOR 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT for rent in Downtown Elizabeth. Located on Second St. Eat-in kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, laundry/ utility room, front porch, garden plot. $500 + utilities. Call 412-7356039 for details. _______________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE by owner, 117 Schaffer Ave, Charleroi (Mapleview). 2 story & gar, 3 br,1/1/2 baths, central a/c, eat-in-kitch w/dishwaster inc. Lg Lr/Dr, finished basement/laundry, storage shed w/work bench, landscaped yard/patio, dead end st w/very little traffic, move-in cond. $133,900. No agents! 724-797-5427 _______________________________________

FINLEYVILLE APARTMENT FOR RENT. 1 bedroom, $460, W/W carpeting, coin op laundry on the premises, spiral staircase to the BR, no smoking, no pets. 412-8493442 _______________________________________ DUPLEX FOR SALE IN BENTLEYVILLE, 139 Main St, new furnace, new siding, new parking pad, gutted inside make offer! 724-344-7238 _______________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 8 grave sites, Lot # 403 and 404 (Chapel Circle), spaces 1,2,3,4 in each, Asking $2600 per 2 sites. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and 15% annuity care fees. Call Bill, (330) 842-1827. _______________________________________ SOUTH PARK/BALDWIN, 4 acre, 1000 ft frontage, $34,900. South Park Curry area 9 acres $79,000. 412427-5864 _______________________________________ FINLEYVILLE, 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 Bath, $272,000, located in beautiful Tuscany Estates at 139 Tuscany Estates Drive, Finleyville, Pa 15132. Open Concept Combo, Kitchen, Breakfast Area and Living Room. Separate Den, Laundry, Large Owners Suite, with Vaulted Ceilings, OnSuite with Duel Closets, Double Vanity, separate shower and Bath areas. Great room in basement with Gas Fireplace, full Kitchen and Bath. Direct access to backyard and Integral Double Car Garage. Please contact, Lester Stephens, Realtor, with Keller Williams Realty at (412) 831-3800 Office, (412) 398-3713 direct for appointment to see property 24-hour notice required for showing. _______________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT CHARLEROI 2 Bedroom home small yard, Gas Heat, Central Air, new Carpets up to date wiring Stove & Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer included. Security System, Off Street Parking, Garbage, Water, Sewage included in Rent. Security Deposit. No Pets. Please call and leave your name and number. Please speak slow and clearly. 724-503-2638 _______________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS. Monongahela Cemetery. Two plots, side by side. Section 12, lot 48, graves 3 and 4. Flat headstone only permitted on these graves. $1,550 for the pair. Call or text 607-280-3689. _______________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE by owner 348 Lincoln Hall Road Elizabeth PA Split Entry Omni stone driveway 2 car garage beautiful garage door finished game room with wood burning fireplace with built in blower lots of storage space. 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths Updated eat in kitchen refrigerator stove and built in dishwasher included Anderson windows large covered back porch with landscaped back yard must see ready to move in call for appointment. 412-901-0261 _______________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _______________________________________ CEMETERY LOT FOR 2, Mon Valley Memorial Park, Garden of All Faiths, lawn crypt, 2018 price $5500. Includes lot for 2 vault-bronze memorial w/vase, granite base. Asking $3000. 724-379-6866 _______________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _______________________________________ WOODED UPSTATE NY LAND with LAKES, PONDS & STREAMS being liquidated NOW! 13 tracts! 5 to 41 acres! 50-60% below market! No closing costs! Owner terms! 888-738-6994 _______________________________________

January 2018 —————————————————————————————————————————— ------------ SERVICES -------SENIOR CAREGIVER AVAILABLE for your loved one. Errands, lifting, chores, ride to appointments, very reliable! References available. Please call 724-797-6114. $10 per hour _______________________________________ JEWELRY REPAIR DONE RIGHT – reasonable. 31 years experience. Why not repair your broken jewelry now? Less expensive than buying new jewelry. Jeweltique, 412-352-2800 _______________________________________ RETIRED MALE WANTS PART-TIME WORK. 412-5807753 _______________________________________ IN NEED OF A CAREGIVER? Cleaning, bed making, mopping/sweeping, dishes, laundry, running errands, grocery shopping, prescription pickup, medication reminder, assist with bathing/dressing, vital checks, hospice care. If interested please call for price: Heidi Anderson 724-797-3161 _______________________________________ RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING. New outlets, phone and cable lines, landscaping lighting, smart house wiring. Havel Electric – 724-344-6999 _______________________________________ MEDICAL APPOINTMENT ESCORT and non-medical personal aide for other chores. Call Miller’s Senior Services 724-708-8430 _______________________________________ WINDOW CLEANING / GUTTER CLEANING (bold) residual and commercial, fully insured and estimates 412-461-6268 home, 412-606-1697 cell. _______________________________________ HANDYMAN, drywall finishing, residential, servicing South Hills & Mon Valley areas, estimates, no job too small, since 1985. 412-443-3135 _______________________________________ PROVIDING CHILD CARE in my home. Many years of experience and reasonable prices please call for more information. 937-844-3812 _______________________________________ CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING – hardworking and reliable – Paulco Services – 412-403-1309 or 412381-5242 _______________________________________ MON VALLEY AREA. Will care for your elderly loved one in_______________________________________ their home. 724-231-7131. HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE. Jen's Cozy Cottage. ESTIMATE. Call 352-682-5214 or 724-503-2319. _______________________________________ TED CONSTRUCTION Retailing walls, concrete steps and sidewalks, masonry repair, driveway sealing, painting and all other home repairs. 724-518-5947 _______________________________________ ROOFING AND CHIMNEY REPAIR. Best material used, Professional Installation. GUARANTEED No Leaks. STONE AND Brick Mortar Repair. Call Matthew 412-419-6156 _______________________________________ J&L CLEANING SERVICES Selling your home? Buying a home? No job too big or small. Residential or Commercial. Very competitive pricing. South Hills-based. Call for a quote today! 724-747-0793 _______________________________________ CARPET REPAIRS. Restretches, Patches, Installation. Small job in Rental Specialist. 25 years experience. Leave Message 412-651-8503 _______________________________________ SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE . Stan Olszewski, helping older adults since 2007 with placement in assisted living, personal care, independent living and memory/Alzheimers’ care facilities. Call Stan at Senior Lifestyles Connections, 724-787-7030 (24 hrs a day/7

days a week), email or visit _______________________________________ RON’S ALL APPLIANCE REPAIR. REPAIRING REFRIGERATORS, WASHERS, DYERS, RANGES, SUBZEROS… ONE CALL DOES IT ALL: 724-640-9383. 7 DAYS/WK, 24 HR. SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT. _______________________________________ BOBCAT WITH 2 BUCKETS FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. _______________________________________ DEALING WITH WATER DAMAGE requires immediate action. Local professionals that respond immediately. Nationwide and 24/7. No mold calls. Call today! 1-800730-9790 _______________________________________ NEED TO SEE A CERTIFIED DRUG & ALCOHOL COUNSELOR twice per month. Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor. Bethel Park Office. Call David Posipanka Ph.D 412-9835451. Accepting M.A. Washington & Westmoreland counties (UPMC4U, Gateway, Keystone) and Highmark. Home Service Dealing with water damage requires immediate action. Local professionals that respond immediately. Nationwide and 24/7. No mold calls. Call today! 1-800-730-9790 _______________________________________ CALL EMPIRE TODAY® to schedule a in-home estimate on Carpeting & Flooring. Call Today! 1-800-2134311 _______________________________________ DENTAL INSURANCE. Call Physicians Mutual Insurance Company for details. NOT just a discount plan, REAL coverage for 350 procedures. 888-623-3036 or Ad# 6118 _______________________________________ OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. The All-New Inogen One G4 is only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! info kit: 844-558-7482 _______________________________________ ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT packages at Sandals, Dreams, Secrets, Riu, Barcelo, Occidental and many more. Punta Cana, Mexico, Jamaica and many of the Caribbean islands. Search available options for 2017/2018 at or call 877-270-7260. HOME MOVIE TRANSFERS PHOTO MONTAGE CREATIONS 8mm, Super 8mm, and16mm Projector movies, transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. New equipment for 2016. No projector flicker - reasonable rates. VHS, VHS-C, mini-DV, and 8mm tapes transferred to DVD. Photos/slides scanned to montage DVD of special events. One of a kind gifts. 724-258-5336 Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand Facebook: debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/

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