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Donated Hides Help Handicapped Veterans Page 6

South Hills Coin Club to Hold January Meeting

Buena Vista Community Holds ‘Light Up Night’ Page 11

WHS Receives Donation from CONSOL for Healthcare Worker Appreciation Page 17

MVH’s ‘Toys for Tots’ Drive Receives Added Boost

60th Anniversary Coin Show Set for Feb. 6 The South Hills Coin Club will hold their 60th anniversary coin show on Saturday February 6, 2021 at the Crown Plaza HotelPittsburgh South at 164 Ft Couch Rd. in Bethel Park, Pa. across from the South Hills Village mall. Free admission and free parking provided. For more information call 724-9846611. The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held Tuesday evening January 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM at the Bethel Park Municipal Building located at 5100 West Library Avenue in Bethel Park, Pa. (Please Make Note Of Meeting Location Change). All members and the general public are invited. This month’s meeting will be on silver bullion. A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724984-6611.

Monongahela Valley Hospital employees Corinne Laboon, vice president of Marketing and Community Relations, (l.) and Doug Prentice, storeroom manager and one of the Hospital’s Toys for Tots campaign managers, (c.) accept the toys from Gerald Stasicha, who delivered the items from the Spring Grove Condo Clubhouse Committee.

On Dec. 10, one of Santa’s elves visited Monongahela Valley Hospital with dozens of dolls, trucks and games for the Hospital’s 2020 ‘Toys for Tots’ Campaign. Gerald Stasicha delivered the toys on behalf of the Spring Grove Condo Clubhouse Committee. “This is the fourth year that our Clubhouse Committee collected new toys from our condo community to donate to the Hospital’s Toys for Tots campaign,” said Mr. Stasicha. “We hope that we are helping to make the holidays happier for local children.” Throughout the month of December, new, unwrapped toys were dropped off at the Welcome Desk in the Hospital’s Lobby until Friday, Dec. 18. The toys were then collected by the Mon Valley Leathernecks, a group of former Marines who have sponsored the local toy drive for more than three decades.


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Cook Files Right-to-Know Request Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) continues to seek full transparency from the Redevelopment Authority of Washington County in regard to Local Share Account (LSA) distribution. Cook is filing his fifth Right-to-Know (RTK) request with the Redevelopment Authority since efforts first began in March 2017. “It is important to understand the LSA award process in Washington County,” said Cook. “My office received inquiries as to why more organizations were not applying for LSA grants in the 49th Legislative District. For this reason, we started to file requests to the Redevelopment Authority to ensure their selection process was fair, accountable and transparent.” The Redevelopment Authority of Washington County did provide basic information; however, Judge Katherine Emery ruled that full records of 433 projects funded by the LSA of casino gambling must be provided. Since those full records were not provided, Cook is pursuing his quest to ensure the process is legitimate. “The Redevelopment Authority stalled on producing the requested documents and argued that the cost would be too great,” Cook continued. “It seemed contradictory to argue that cost was an impediment to our request while they were willing to spend money to keep the records from the public. This fifth RTK request would reveal exactly how much money has been spent fighting our initial requests and would give clarity as to how funds are distributed through the LSA.” Cook’s RTK request includes seeking contracts, invoices and payments between the Redevelopment Authority of Washington County and any inhouse or outside counsel regarding defense of RTK appeals and the same documents from LSA grant recipients. “After fighting this battle for nearly four years, we are at a loss to understand why the Washington County commissioners and the Redevelopment Authority are unwilling to work with us,” Cook concluded. “We must ensure the LSA distribution process is fair, accountable and transparent, and we will not accept being stonewalled.”

Rostraver Sportsmen Meeting Set for January 18 The Rostraver Sportsmen located at 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, Pa. will hold their monthly meeting on Monday January 18, 2021 at 7:30 PM. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership from both men and women. For more information call 724-9846611, or visit the website www.rostraversca.org.


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Local Businesswoman Named Monessen/Rostraver ‘Rotarian of the Year’ Set against a backdrop of colorful Christmas trees and holiday decorations, Kristen Joseph, the office manager at Joseph’s Nursery and Garden Center, was named ‘Rotarian of the Year’ by the Monessen/Rostraver RotaryClub. Kristen was unanimously chosen “in recognition of her distinguished service, loyalty and dedication to the ideals of Rotary International.” Kristen has been a member of the Monessen/Rostraver Rotary since Rotarian Corinne Laboon, vice presi2015, serving as the club’s president dent of Marketing/Community Relations at Monongahela Valley for the past four years. During her Hospital, (l.) presents the tenure as president, the Monessen/ Monessen/Rostraver Rotary’s Rostraver Club increased its memberRotarian of the Year Award to the ship 50%; secured district grants to club’s president, Kristen Joseph. renovate the ICU Waiting Room at Monongahela Valley Hospital; and introduced new fundraisers such as the Zombie 5-K Run that helped fund scholarships for local high school students.

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PETERS TOWNSHIP PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT OFFERING PROGRAMS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY The Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of programs during the months of January and February. To learn more about any of the programs or to register, please call 724942-5000, or visit their website: www.peterstownship.com. PROGRAMS FOR ALL ONE-DAY: WINTER TREE HIKE (AGES 7 AND OVER) Hike around Peters Lake with a Certified Tree Tender and Interpretive Guide to learn how to identify the leafless trees. Participants will receive a Tree ID book. An adult must register and accompany any participants under the age of 18. Instructor: Recreation Staff Day: Wednesday, January 6 Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Fee: $5 Member/ $8 Non-Member Location: Peters Lake Park Registration Deadline: Monday, January 4 SCIENCE SPOTS: ASTRONOMY (AGES 7 AND OVER) Join us to explore different disciplines of science each session, first up, Astronomy! Come explore what scientists have learned about the planets and outer space! An adult must register and accompany participants under the age of 18. Instructor: Recreation Staff Day: Tuesdays, January 12 & February 9 Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Fee: $10 Member/ $15 NonMember Location: Community Room Registration Deadline: Friday, January 8

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS MAD SCIENCE: BIRDS & BEASTS (AGES 2 TO 6) Where do owls live and what do they eat? How do some bugs walk on water? Do ants collect all of their food? These types of questions and more will be answered for all kinds of wild creatures! Instructor: Mad Science of Pittsburgh Day: Thursdays, January 14, 21, 28 & February 4 Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Fee: $70 Member/ $105 Non-Member Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 12 ADULT PROGRAMS ONE-DAY - LIFE SKILLS: MONEY SAVERS (AGES 16 AND OVER) Want to learn how to budget, stay on top of those clipped coupons, and other money saving techniques? Join us to learn how to save money and work towards long-term savings. Instructor: Recreation Staff Day: Tuesdays, January 19 and February 16 Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fee: $10 Member/ $15 Non-Member Location: Community Room Registration Deadline: Friday, January 15

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ATTENTION HUNTERS – Donate Your Hides to the Elks to Help Veterans

Hunters are encouraged to donate their hides to the Elks.

Donated hides can be used to make leather gloves like the pair pictured above and donated to handicapped veterans.

Area hunters are encouraged to donate your hides to the Elks Veteran program. Your hides will be used to make leather gloves for handicapped veterans and provide tanned leather to make occupational therapy kits. In 2019-20, there were 12 states that collected 17,234 hides and there were 3,075 veterans that received wheelchair gloves. Hides can be dropped off at the Lodge, or call 412-831-0616 for pick up. The Pittsburgh South Hills Elks 2213 is located at 2789 South Park Rd., Bethel Park Pa. 15102.

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Fayette and Washington Counties Receive Broadband Funding, Cook Says Internet providers in Fayette and Washington counties, represented by Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette), received grants to expand broadband access to unserved areas over the next 10 years. More than $368.7 million was made available nationwide through the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. Speeds of at least 100/20 Mbps can be expected, with a majority (64% of Pennsylvanians) receiving gigabit-speed broadband. “Reliable broadband access is an important service in a normal year,” said Cook. “This year with people adapting to online work and school, it is even more of a necessity.” The following list of winning bidders will serve a total of 6,974 homes and businesses in the 49th Legislative District: • Armstrong Telephone Company, Northern Division - $139,542. • QCOL Inc. - $235,146. • Space Exploration Technologies Corporation - $6.77 million. • Windstream Services LLC, Debtor-In-Possession - $3.19 million. The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction is part of a broader effort by the FCC to close the digital divide in rural America.

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NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM 1948 Donora Smog Featured in National Geographic The Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum was contacted recently by Cynthia Gorney, a Contributing Writer for National Geographic Magazine and former professor from the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Gorney hails from San Francisco and recently learned about Donora’s 1948 Smog after researching air quality and pollution related to the California wild fires. After numerous emails, phone calls, and even a lengthy Facetime tour of the Smog Museum, Gorney featured our smog event from 72 years ago on October 27, 2020 with the National Geographic online in an article titled, “Decades ago, this pollution disaster exposed the perils of dirty air.” Click on the link to read the story. (To read the entire story, you may have to submit your email address.) https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/10/decades-ago-donorasmog-disaster-exposed-perils-dirty-air/

Annual Membership and Fund Drive Started in 1946, forward-looking thinkers in Donora had the presence to start collecting artifacts related to our town and assembling them into a collection that we are proud to display to this day at the Smog Museum of the Donora Historical Society. January marks the start of our annual membership and fund drive that helps preserve that collection. If you were a Historical Society member in 2020, we thank you for your support. If you haven’t been a recent member, we are reaching out to you to see if you might be interested in supporting some of the new and exciting things that we have planned at the Smog Museum in 2021 once the virus has left us. Visit our website and click on the “About Us” page to read about our past accomplishments -- all completed by a volunteer staff, and information about how to join the Society ($15/person or $25/family), to simply make a donation or to become a volunteer. You can request a formal membership/donation form by sending us an email or call us and leave a voice message. Or you can simply make a check out to the "Donora Historical Society" and mail it to: Donora Historical Society P.O. Box 522 Donora, PA 15033 If you have any questions about past accomplishments, future projects, or anything else at the Historical Society, feel free to stop by, send us an email or give us a call and someone will be more than happy to return your message and talk to you in depth about anything you might like to discuss. Your continued support goes a long way in keeping the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum up and running and preserving Donora’s past.

Smog Museum Visitation Update As an all-volunteer unpaid organization, we are not under pressure to open the museum despite the level green status of Washington County. We do not

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have the means to do temperature checks, etc. for our visitors. We are still in a ‘wait-and-see’ mode on the virus and will re-evaluate our position each month so that we don’t put our volunteers in any unnecessary situations. We don’t anticipate opening with our normal Saturday hours in 2021 until the virus is brought under control, but we will be open by appointment for small manageable groups. When we do open, we'll be practicing safely first for our volunteers and guests and enforcing that both wear facemasks and that we social distance. Your patience and understanding are appreciated. If you send us an email or leave a voicemail, we can contact you to arrange your visit. Others have already scheduled and visited without issue. Check our website for updates on our home page. The SMOG MUSEUM will remain CLOSED for now, but... • We can still be reached daily by email. • All voicemail messages will be returned within a few days. • Any research inquiries can still continue electronically. • Any merchandise orders will continue. • Artifact donations can be arranged.

Additional Info If you have additional questions about the subjects mentioned above, the historical society, museum, presentations or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment (with at least a week’s notice), email us at DonoraHistoricalSociety@gmail.com, call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message, visit us on the web at www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org, or follow us and Like Us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”


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SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL NEWS The January meeting of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail will be held by telephone conference call at 6:30 PM on January 12, 2021. Instructions for joining the call will be sent out to the Friends members in the January agenda. Individuals not receiving the agenda may send a request for an emailed copy to info@montourtrail.org. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library (MP35.3) and Clairton (MP46.6). The Friends are always lookMontour Trail volunteers installed a Little ing for new volunteers. Free Library at the Brownsville Road Individuals interested in Extension trail parking area (MP37.5) volunteering may email in South Park Township in late November info@montourtrail.org (photo). The Montour Trail now for more information. has six Little Free Libraries (see the Trail Amenities page for locations. General questions may https://montourtrail.org/ be directed to the same plan-a-visit/amenities/ ). address. Additional Trail users are encouraged to take a book information concerning or donate a book at the library. the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site www.montourtrail.org.

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CCAC To Hold Virtual Open House on Saturday, January 9, For Prospective Students, Their Families And Friends The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will host a Virtual Open House on Saturday, January 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event will provide prospective students, their family members and friends with an opportunity to learn more about the CCAC enrollment process, academic program options, student engagement opportunities and more. Participants will be able to interact with faculty and staff in a virtual environment and will learn how to enroll in one of CCAC’s nearly 160 degree, certificate or diploma programs to meet their educational and career goals. In addition, informative breakout sessions will be offered on the following topics: • Admissions • CCAC Centers • Career Services • Counseling • Faculty Presentation • Financial Aid • Military & Veterans Services • Registration & Advising • Student Life & Athletics • Student Success & Perkins Office • Supportive Services • Virtual Campus Attendees will also learn about: • Programs designed to facilitate easy transfer to four-year colleges & universities • In-demand careers that offer strong wages & career growth • Scholarships, grants & financial aid opportunities • Day, evening, weekend & online course offerings At $116 per credit hour (in-county tuition), students can save thousands of dollars at CCAC. To estimate the total cost of tuition and fees, visit ccac.edu/payment/tuition-calculator.php. For more information, or to register for the January 9 Open House, please contact admissions@ccac.edu.

‘Clothes 4U’ Ministry in Belle Vernon to Remain Closed in January The ‘Clothes 4U’ ministry of the First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street in Belle Vernon, will remain closed to the public during the month of January due to the extensive recent COVID outbreak and the possibility of bad weather. They also will not be accepting any donated clothing at this time. If you have an immediate need, please call the church office with your request at 724-9294696 and they will do our best to serve you on a one-on-one basis.


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Businesses Partner With The Challenge Program, Inc. to Support High School Students in Allegheny and Washington Counties For the 2020-2021 school year, numerous local businesses, representing a variety of industries, are participating in and supporting the implementation of The Challenge Program, Inc. (TCP), and workforce development in schools across Allegheny and Washington Counties. The Challenge Program, Inc.’s mission is to build sustainable business/education partnerships while motivating students to develop the good habits required for success in school and in their future careers. The program is for all students in grades 10, 11, and 12. TCP, in partnership with businesses, challenged students during the fall of 2020to compete in TCP’s five incentivized categories that directly link to academic and career success. The categories are Attendance, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Community Service, Academic Improvement, and Academic Excellence. This year, TCP implemented its motivational messaging and connected students to local businesses utilizing virtual platforms in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. The 2020 virtual kick-off presentation included an introduction to TCP’s five award categories and presentations from business partners about careers for each active school. Businesses will continue to engage with students throughout the year in a variety of safe and socially distant work-related activities: video facility tours, virtual classroom “take-over” presentations, social media business partner campaigns, student-led Q&A’s with business representatives and virtual career days. Supporting businesses are listed below with their sponsored high schools (located within the South Hills and Mon Valley areas) for the 2020-2021 school year. TCP is grateful to each business for their time and financial support. Allegheny County • #1 Cochran – McKeesport CTC and Steel Center for CTE • Carpenter Powder Products – Keystone Oaks High School • Highmark – Clairton City High School • Progeny Systems – West Mifflin High School • Riverside Care Center – McKeesport High School • Saint Francis University – Seton LaSalle Catholic High School Washington County • Auma Actuators – Canon-McMillan High School • cfsbank – Ringgold High School • COE Distributing – California High School • Dynamet Incorporated – Washington High School • Hormann Flexon LLC – Burgettstown High School • Progeny Systems – Charleroi High School • Washington Financial Bank – – Western Area CTC The Challenge Program, Inc. is always looking for businesses interested in strengthening their community by supporting the good habits and career readiness of high school students fo,r the future of Washington County. Call Sara Deyarmin Jones, Director of Program Development at 814-533-7401 x103.

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West Newton Library is Open During COVID All CDC Guidelines and Disinfecting Protocols Being Followed The West Newton Library, located at 124 N. Water St, West Newton, PA is open Monday and Thursday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm, Wednesday from 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The library cleans every book returned to the library with Clorox wipes and quarantines 3 days before returning books to their shelves or respective libraries. All volunteers wear masks and gloves handling books, all surfaces are wiped off with Clorox wipes, including computers after each use. You can come to the library to pick out books or order online at WLN to be delivered and picked up. We have a $5 fill a bag book sale in the back room, where all the books have been sanitized and quarantined. Book donations are being accepted for our backroom book sale and our next big sale will be held in May. Donations of used jewelry are being accepted for what is hoped to be our sale in 2021. See you at the library. For more information or questions, call 724-633-0798.

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eet Surgeon Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., at our free information sessions to learn how weight loss surgery can help those struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. MVH offers three types of minimally invasive bariatric surgery through our Weight Control and Wellness Program. Upcoming session:

Wednesday, Jan. Jan 6 6 p.m. The information session will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is required to receive meeting information. To registerr,, visit monvalleyhospital.com or call 724-258-1333.

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Sokol Honored For Many Years of Dedicated Service By Matthew Peaslee A friendly demeanor and penchant for helping others make up the framework of R.J. Sokol's mission in life. His dedication to the North Belle Vernon community is unmatched; his love for the area is always apparent. At the Dec. 8 North Belle Vernon council meeting, Sokol announced his resignation as a council member and recreation chairperson. He served on council from 1992 until 2007 and again from 2014 until the resignation takes effect in February. "I have been extremely fortunate to work with state and county leaders who have shown a huge caring for our small town," Sokol said. Sokol, a retired production supervisor at the Eastman Chemical Co. in Monongahela, cited health reasons for the resignation. He has worsening asthma and arthritis in his knees. "I love that park and it hurts to leave," Sokol said. "Physically, I am no longer in a position to carry on my daily cleaning and minor repairs of the park." More than 20 people in attendance at the council meeting applauded Sokol as he read aloud a heartfelt message. Pennsylvania State Representative Eric Davanzo was in attendance and presented Sokol with a special citation. "The passion, drive and vision this guy has .. he gets things done," Davanzo said. "(Sokol has) fully dedicated countless hours of his time to this community." Beginning with his council term in 2014, Sokol was determined to turn around then named-Graham Street Park. Within three years, North Belle Vernon Community Park turned into a beacon of happiness for the small town. "I feel fortunate that I was able to be part of a valley-wide team that has turned the North Belle Vernon drug-infested, vandalized, run-down, outdated park into the top family outdoor all-inclusive recreational facility located in the Mon Valley and help keep our true symbol of small-town U.S.A. alive," he said. "The North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park has been the major player in turning the borough of North Belle Vernon from a struggling valley town into a solid, ever-growing community."

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Buena Vista Community Holds ‘Light Up Night’

The Buena Vista Christmas tree lights up the night with hope.

Hot chocolate and cookies were enjoyed by visitors.

Nothing was going to stop Santa from receiving children’s toy requests.

Buena Vista Fire Department collected toys for the local children in need.

By Michelle Taylor Nothing was going to stop Buena Vista community in Elizabeth Township from spreading hope, cheer, and friendship at their first annual Light Up Night on Saturday, December 5, 2020. The Buena Vista Fire Department decorated and lit up a tree they received from a resident of the community years ago when it was just a sapling. The tree, which stands outside of the Buena Vista Post Office, now towers at over 9 feet tall. After the lighting of the tree, the attendees of the event sang Christmas carols while holding a lit candle creating a warm and inviting scene. The fire department also collected unwrapped toys for the local children of the community that their families have fallen into hardship due to the 2020 year. The department collected two tables and 2 extra large boxes of toys to go to families in need. In addition to collecting the toys, they also provided refreshments for people coming in from the cold such as hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream, apple cider, and cookies. The night wouldn't have been complete without a special North Pole visitor...Santa Claus! The children that came to the celebration had the chance to tell the big guy just exactly what they wanted to find under their Christmas tree this year

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North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park Honors ‘Organizations Of The Year’

Representatives from Bikers Helping Others receive their award for ‘Organization of the Year.’

Representatives from Bills Dek Hockey receive their award for ‘Organization of the Year.’

By Matthew Peaslee Bikers Helping Others and Bill's Dek Hockey were named ‘Organizations of the Year’ at the Dec. 8 North Belle Vernon council meeting held at the VFD social hall on Broad Ave. Councilman and recreation chairperson R.J. Sokol provided $1,000 checks to representatives of each organization. Bikers Helping Others members provide security during events at Community Bank Park and help with repairs to the facilities. "We help those in need," said Dave Sethman of Bikers Helping Others. The generous contribution to Bikers Helping Others will go towards an event planned for Aug. 22 to thank Vietnam Veterans. Sethamn said it will be a chance for the veterans to get the rightful respect that they deserve. The event includes brining a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to Washington Twp. and the Bell Vernon Area School District. Since 2014, members of Bill's Dek Hockey have provided the most volunteer hours of any organization or individual person. "They've put us on the hockey map within three states and five counties," Sokol said. Six different school districts take advantage of services offered by Community Bank Park, including learn-how-to-play hockey programs for handicapped adults. Sokol touted the recent achievements of the recreation commission which include many improvements to Community Bank Park. Eight new polyurethane, ADA-compliant picnic tables were installed, new safety lighting was added, an instant hot water heated was put in for the kitchenette, new netting was placed at the soccer field, a new bench area was added for dek hockey and many hand-sanitizing stations were put in to slow the spread of COVID19, among other projects. "The park brings value to the geographic area in numerous ways," Sokol said.


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North Belle Vernon Rec Commission Pays it Forward

A $2,500 donation was made to the NBV Fireman for the Christmas lights in town.

A $1,000 donation was given to Bikers Helping Others to help them bring the Vietnam Wall Memorial to Washington Twp. and the BVA school district.

Thanks to the over whelming support they received this year, the North Belle Vernon Recreation Commission was able to help support other local organizations at their final meeting of the year on December 8, 2020. At the meeting, $2,500 was donated to North Belle Vernon Fire Chief Kirk Parshall for the town's Christmas lights, and $1,000 was donated to Leanna Spada of the Mon Valley Chamber of Commerce for the Rescue Christmas program. In addition, a $1,000 donation was given to Bills Dek Hockey to help sponsor the ‘Learn to Play’ program, especially their handicapped learn to play program for all ages, and a $1,000 donation was given to Bikers Helping Others to assist them with bringing the Vietnam Wall Memorial to Washington Twp. and the BVA school district.

$1,000 was given to the Mon Valley Chamber of Commerce for the Rescue Christmas program.


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Business & Merchant News St. Clair Hospital Leads the Region With Its 17th Consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade From The Leapfrog Group The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, has released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for Fall 2020, awarding St. Clair Hospital an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. St. Clair Hospital’s “A” grade is the Hospital’s 17th consecutive “A”, placing St. Clair amongst the top hospitals in the country and the leader in the region for patient safety. St. Clair is one of only 41 hospitals across the country with 17 consecutive A’s and the only hospital in Pennsylvania with that achievement. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms. Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

About St. Clair Hospital St. Clair Hospital is a nationally recognized integrated health system with more than 2,500 employees and 600 physicians serving 500,000 residents of southwestern Pennsylvania. In 2016, it became a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. As the region’s largest independent hospital, St. Clair participates with all major insurers. For more information, please visit stclair.org.

Support Local Businesses During COVID It is important that we support our local businesses. We have our restaurants that have been almost devastated by the pandemic restrictions. If you are uncomfortable with eating out, order online at your favorite restaurant. If you don’t know how to access the restaurant online, get your grandchildren to show you. It is easy. Restaurants need your help. It is possible that a few more may not survive through this first quarter of 2021. Place a take-out order at least once a month and help our local dining places survive 2021!! Order online to support your local retail business when you are shopping if you are uncomfortable shopping in person. Do you know that from every Amazon purchase your community gets $1.00 if your driver lives in the area. Shopping locally means keeping much more revenue in your area to sustain your community. Keep your community vibrant and economically sound. Please continue to show them your support!!!

Thank You to Our Annual Tree Supporters

We want to thank supporters of our Annual Support a Tree Campaign with our Local High School’s DECA Club. Our students have been active in our Shop Local Campaign and are grateful for your continued support. Please support our contributors. They are the backbone of our economy and give back to our communities. The following businesses and organizations supported this year’s project: • Evey Hardware • Paul Henney Funeral Services • Brookside Lumber • Century Heritage Federal Credit Union • Redford Photography • Blue Line Express • Community College of Allegheny County • Dynamic Systems • Keller Williams-Sally Pagano • Blue Line Cafe

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WHS Receives Donation from CONSOL for Healthcare Worker Appreciation

Pictured (L to R): Scott Leslie, MD, Physician at WHS Occupational Medicine; Dennis Ewedosh, Manager of Occupation Health & Wellness for CONSOL Energy, Inc.; Brook Ward, President and CEO of Washington Health System.

Washington Health System (WHS) was honored to receive a $15,000 donation from the CONSOL Cares Foundation. CONSOL Cares Foundation is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pa and through focused giving, they are striving to improve and strengthen the communities in which CONSOL operates. “CONSOL truly appreciates the care that the WHS Occupational Medicine staff and the rest of the Health System have provided to our miner’s and their families over the last few years,” said Dennis Ewedosh, Manager of Occupation Health & Wellness for CONSOL Energy, Inc. “This year, they are working extra hard to keep our staff and the rest of this community healthy.” Since 1984, the WHS Occupational Medicine practice has partnered with businesses in this region to assist them with employee healthcare needs. WHS offers a full service Occupational Medicine Clinic with offices in Washington and Greene County. Services are tailored to meet the needs of each business client, from acute injury care to non-injury related services, such as; employment physicals, DOT exams, drug screening, respirator/audio testing, and more. “Receiving support from partners like CONSOL is instrumental in helping us serve and care for our community and their healthcare needs,” said Brook Ward, President and CEO of Washington Health System. “CONSOL has donated to the WHS Foundation for a number of years and we appreciate the continued support and partnership.” The donation will be used for the health system’s greatest needs. At this time, some of those needs include the COVID assistance fund (medications, PPE, disinfecting treatments) and the expansion of telemedicine.

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Curtis Pharmacy – Offering A Better Way to Manage Medications

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Some of the best ways to stay health hy and avoid the flu and COVID-19 viruses:

- Get a flu shot. - Limit your interactions with others. - Wear a mask in public public. - Practice social distancing. - Av void touching your “T-zone” - eyes, nose and mouth. - Clean your hands frequently y with soap and water or alcohol alcohol-based based sanitizer. - Clean and disinfect frequen ntly touched objects. When you need medical care, turn to the skkilled professionals you know and trust - your friends and neighbors ors in you your community at Monongahela Vaalley Hospital pital and our affiliated f physician offices f and outpatient facilities.

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For pharmacist Erich Cushey, the “Aha!” moment came one evening five years ago when he received a phone call from his 88-year-old father. Erich’s mother usually organized his father’s medications so he could easily take them. With his mother in the hospital, his father was at a loss as to which medications to take. “You’ve heard the expression, ‘The shoemaker’s kids have no shoes.’ Well, the pharmacist’s dad didn’t know which medications to take,” Erich says. That prompted Erich and his wife, Tina, owners of Curtis Pharmacy in Washington and Claysville, to develop medication packs customized to each patient’s medication needs. When demand for the individualized medication packs increased, they purchased an automated packaging system called RapidPakRx™ from the RxSafe company to create and label the pill pouches. “If you are visiting your mom or dad once a week and laying out their pill boxes for them, we’re really doing that for you now with a much more robust system,” Erich says. “The pills are packaged in individual pouches that can be labeled morning, noon, evening, lunch, supper, or they can be dated if you want.” Keeping to a regular medication schedule and taking the proper dosage are essential for maintaining health. An older adult on multiple medications can become easily confused about which pills to take and when to take them, leading to serious health complications. “The nice thing about these pouches is, if you are going away for the weekend, you can simply rip off those days’ packets and take them with you as opposed to packing all your bottles or whatever else you need to take your medications while travelling,” he says. Anyone who is on multiple medica-

tions understands that managing the refills can be difficult since prescriptions don’t necessarily start and end at the same time. The medication management system from Curtis Pharmacy takes care of that for you with medication refill synchronization. That simply means a customer’s refills are timed to be filled on the same day each month. “We work hard to know when you should be due for your medications based on the last time you received it,” Erich explains. “Let's say, for instance, you take a generic blood pressure pill or cholesterol pill and you have an inhaler. So, we'll use the inhaler - we know that's 30 days - and we may give you 14 days of the blood pressure pill and 20 days of the cholesterol pill to get you caught up all together. And then moving forward, based off that inhaler, we'll know when everything is due.” Erich says that, as a rule, Curtis Pharmacy patients almost never have to call their doctors for refills. “That's a nice thing about us because we call customers a week to 10 days out. If there's a medication they need refills on or an issue they need to talk to the doctor about, we'll let them know at that point,” he says. Curtis Pharmacy offers free, contactless home delivery throughout Washington County. Their pharmacy locations at 575 Henderson Avenue in Washington and at 305 Main Street in Claysville are open to customers. To learn more, visit www.curtispharmacy.com or call (724) 209-1582 in Washington or at (724) 245-3520 in Claysville.


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School News...School News Local Students Participate in CSAY Calendar Contest By Lois Thomson The Council on Substance Abuse and Youth (CSAY) is committed to the prevention and reduction of youth and adult substance abuse in Westmoreland County. Sarah Opalinski, community mobilizer/ prevention specialist for Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc., and who works for WEDAC on the coalition CSAY, said, "We are dedicated to working together to provide education, encourage recovery, and create social change, and to empower individuals to take a stand to end substance abuse in our neighborhoods." One of the latest projects in this effort is a calendar, sponsored by WEDAC and CSAY, which includes designs submitted by students from Westmoreland County schools. Opalinski said CSAY, which was formed in 2008, normally goes to the schools for various activities, such as student health fairs or to take pictures, "but we weren't able to do that this year. So we wanted to do something special and we came up with this calendar contest." She explained that various organizations set aside certain awareness times throughout the year. For example, March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, September 30 is Overdose Awareness Day, the week before Thanksgiving is the Great American Smoke-Out, etc. The students were directed to choose one of these awareness periods and design a corresponding picture. The contest was open to students in grades 6 – 12 from all Westmoreland

Raven Anderson of the Monessen School District designed the September page of the CSAY calendar to focus on childhood depression.

County School Districts, and Opalinski said submissions came in from Belle Vernon, Franklin Regional, Hempfield, Monessen, and Mt. Pleasant. CSAY members voted on the artwork for each month, with the winners each receiving a $50 Amazon gift card, while the ones chosen for the front and back covers each received a $100 Amazon gift card. The winners were Anna G. Moore, Franklin Regional School District; Isabella Dunford, Josh Hodge, Gianna Patricelli, Emilie Robbins (front cover), Claire Shapiro, Jade Varhola, and Julia Varhola, Hempfield Area School District; Raven Anderson (calendar page plus back cover) and AhRaeia Henderson, Monessen School District; and Emily Brown, Paige Eperjesi, and Aydan Gross, Mt. Pleasant Area School District. "They did such a great job," Opalinski said. "I love to see kids do anything that gets them feeling good and for which they get recognition; that's what they need – more recognition for good activities. We call it social involvement." When the calendar is printed, each student will receive copies to share, and calendars will be delivered to schools, as well as to organizations that are involved with CSAY.


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St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Canonsburg Hosts an Early Christmas Eve Service Parishioners at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Canonsburg, Pa., celebrated Christmas early by gathering outside for carols and Holy Eucharist on Saturday, December 19. The outdoor service provided more space for physical distancing than the parish's traditional indoor Christmas Eve service. The Episcopal Diocese of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Canonsburg hostPittsburgh suspended ined an early Christmas Eve carols and communion person worship indefiservice outdoors on Saturday, December 19. nitely beginning (PHOTO CREDIT: ST. THOMAS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH) December 20 to help mitigate spread of Covid-19. The Canonsburg congregation has taken safety precautions by limiting inperson attendance and live-streaming services since March.

Orthodox Christmas and Epiphany Services at St. Nicholas in Monongahela St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Sixth Street, Monongahela announces services for the Nativity of Christ (Christmas) and the Epiphany of our Lord. The church is one of several in western Pennsylvania that retains the ancient Julian calendar in the celebration of Feastdays. The services for the Nativity of our Lord include: • Wednesday, January 6 - 8:30 a.m. Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great; 7:00 p.m. Great Compline and Matins • Thursday, January 7 - 9:45 a.m. Chanting of the Hours & Christmas Carols 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom • Friday, January 8 - Synaxis of the Theotokos 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy The services for the Epiphany - the Baptism of our Lord: • Monday, January 18 - 9:00 a.m. Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 7:00 p.m. Great Compline and Great Blessing of Water • Tuesday, January 19 - 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom


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20 20 messengerpaper.com ABBOTT, Ella May (PIERCE), 89, of Long Branch, died December 3. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BALL, John Michael “Little John”, 53, of New Eagle (formerly of Finleyville), died December 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BELFIORE, Audrey F., 90, of Baldwin-Whitehall, died November 30. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. BOYD, Richard Wayne, 83, of Mt. Lebanon (formerly of West Mifflin), died December 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BRAUM, Harold W., 91, of Pleasant Hills, died November 28. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. BRYNER, Dorothy M., 74, of Whitehall, died November 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BUSH, Freda, 73, of Victory Hill, died November 22. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. CASEBER, Archie M. “Butch”, 79, of New Eagle, died December 7. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CAVALOVITCH, Walter J., 60, of South Park, died December 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CHIAPPINI, Vincent, 95, of West Mifflin (formerly of Clairton), died November 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. COLL, William “Bill”, 83, of Whitehall, died November 30. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. CURRY, Mary Ann, 84, of Brentwood (formerly of Finleyville), died December 10. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. CUSHEY, Anna Mae, 73, of Venetia, died December 11. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. DeIVERNOIS, Marie Giallarndo, 92, of Baldwin, died November 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

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DOLATA, Richard J., 85, of BaldwinWhitehall, died November 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DONAHUE, Thomas Patrick, 76, of West Mifflin, died November 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. EAKIN, Sandra (NATALI), 87, of Bentleyville, died December 8. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ERMLICK, Betty, 94, of Stockdale, died December 7. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. FAULDS, James H., 61, of New Eagle, died December 7. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. FURLONG, Wilma Lundy, 83, of Allenport, died December 14. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. GAIDOS, John R., 88, of Charleroi, died December 9. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. GIBINO, Grace T., 100, formerly of Dunlevy, died December 7. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. GORMAN, Joan Elizabeth (FRISCH), 68, Of Bethel Park, died November 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GUTIERREZ, Eugene, 73, of Elizabeth Township, died December 16. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. GUZY, Mary A., 99, of North Charleroi, died December 13. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HANSEN, Richard J., 91, of Fallowfield Township, died December 8. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. HARVEY, Fr. John Augustine, 89, of Pittsburgh (formerly of Monongahela), died December 7. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela HAYWOOD, Mary Ann, 82, of Charleroi, died November 19. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan

Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HOWARD, Helen L. 89, of Pleasant Hills, died November 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HRABOSKY, Dorothy Ann (EVANKO), 83, of Whitehall, died November 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HRUBY, Deborah Lee, 67, formerly of West Mifflin, died December 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. JEFFRIES, Priscella M. (MORRIS), 87, of Elco, died December 7. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. JENDRZEJEWSKI, Robert Stanley, 76, of Whitehall, died December 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. JONES, Timothy M., 61, of Long Branch, died December 13. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. KEELING, Marie S., 92, of Monongahela, died December 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LEES, Lorraine (ANDERS), 82, of Craven Hill, died December 4. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. LEWELLYN, Marshall William Sr., 74, of South Park, died December 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McCAIG, Donna L. (LUCE), 95, of Baldwin Borough, died December 14. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MELENYZER, Keith Thomas, 58, formerly of Charleroi, died December 10. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MILLER, Margaret J., 96, of Charleroi, died November 28. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MORETTI, Jeno, 15, of Jefferson Hills, died November 22. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in

Jefferson Hills. MYERS, Don Leslie, 69, of Whitehall, died November 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. NAVARRA, AnnaMay, 84, of Charleroi, died December 4. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. NICHOLL, Lillian King, 97, of Whitehall, died December 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ONUFER, Sophie, 90, of North Charleroi, died December 5. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. OROSZ, Margaret T., 92, of West Mifflin, died November 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. OSKIN, Bobby, 93, of Pleasant Hills, died November 27. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. PAFF, Anna Marie, 83, of Bethel Park, died November 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PATTILLO, Samuel Byron, 74, of Scenery Hill, died December 7. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. PEGNETTER, Nancy Louise, 90, of Charleroi, died November 25. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. PETRUZZI, Alberta Bongartz, 86, of Baldwin, died November 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RAGANO, Vincent P., 75, of Castle Shannon, died December 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ROSGONY, James “Jim”, 85, of Pleasant Hills (formerly of West Mifflin), died December 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ROYAK, Albert, 90, of Pleasant Hills, died December 4. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.


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Recent Local Death Notices SCHULTISE, Elwood R., 96, of Whitehall (formerly of Bethel Park), died December 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCHWEITZER, Harry A., 77, of Venetia, died December 6. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. TAYLOR, Mae “Iverne”, 98, of Baldwin, died December 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. THOMAS, Pat E., 81, of Eighty-four (Nottingham Township), died November 18. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

TIRPAK, Mary P. (PASQUALE), 95, of New Eagle, died December 9. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. TORETTI, Margaret (BOVE), 92, of Monongahela, died November 27. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. TROCHECK, Vincent A., 83, of Pleasant Hills, died December 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. VERO, Harry E. “Ted”, 84, formerly of Finleyville, died December 9. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. VIGNOLI, Cecelia (BALLIARD),

93, of New Eagle, died December 9. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. VISNESKY, Carl J., 72, of West Mifflin, died December 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. VOGLIOTTI, Eleanor A., 91, of Dunlevy, died November 29. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. WALTHER, Dolores M., 90, of Baldwin-Whitehall, died December 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WEAVER, Kenneth L., 94, formerly

of Jefferson Borough, died December 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WEBSTER, Helen M. (MILANOVICH), 87, of Phoenix, AZ (formerly of Baldwin), died December 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WERNER, Willard D., 76, of South Park, died December 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ZUKER, Emma, 76, of Coal Center, died November 29. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe.

OBITUARY - RICHARD J. WOJNAR He served as Commander of the American Legion Post Richard “Woj” Wojnar, age 74 of Jefferson Hills, 712 in Pleasant Hills, PA. He was a member of the Triumph Pennsylvania, died suddenly on Tuesday, November 10, (car) Club of Western Pennsylvania; Mon Valley R. C. Club 2020. Born in Charleroi, PA on July 8, 1946. He was one where he was Newsletter Editor as well as the Chair of the of two children of John and Helen Wojnar. He was very Executive Committee; and Clairton Sportsman Club proudproud of growing up in Donora and graduated from ly recruiting the Port Authority Police and K-9 Unit for the Donora Senior High School in 1964. Youth Day Event each year. After graduation, Rich enlisted for four years in the Rich was a person who loved everyone and everyone loved U.S. Army and attended high speed Morse Code him. Rich will be remembered for doing all that he could for Interceptor School for a year and a half in Massachusetts. everyone in any way that he could whether it was to help He spent eighteen months in Asmara, Ethiopia working them gain employment or just trying to make their day a betwith top secret crypto “coded” messages working on tasks ter day. He was the type of boss who looked out for his he could never talk about. He continued his service to our employees - one we all wish we could have worked for. He country enrolling in continuous education courses in the loved to travel internationally with his family. He loved to Air Force Reserves to achieve multiple promotions and cook everyday. He got his start as a cook for the Redwood awards. He proudly served in the 32nd APS - 911th Airlift Restaurant in Donora, PA while in high school. Wing as a Rigger on C-130 airplanes. He was again Richard “Woj” Wojnar Thank you to the American Legion Post 712 deployed on active duty to Bahrain in 2002 and served for Legionnaires, most of whom worked with Rich, who hona total of nineteen years in the Air Force retiring as a ored Rich with such a memorable service. Thank you to the American Master Sergeant. He retired with a total of 23 years of military service. Rich began his career working in the automotive industry. He worked in Legion Post 712 Riders who rode their bikes to the funeral home to pay sales but was known mostly for his leadership as a service manager for sev- their respects and Thank you to the Air Force Reserves 911th Unit for eral new car dealerships. Rich changed careers working and retiring from sending a military representative to accompany Rich during visitation. Rich the Port Authority of Allegheny County following 20 years of service. He was very proud of his military service. He was honored for his service on began as a bus operator, advanced to an instructor, was promoted as manag- Military Mondays - KDKA. On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Rich was laid to rest with full Military er of the instruction department, and then oversaw several departments while heading a top managerial position as Director of Bus and Rail Honors in the National Cemetery of The Alleghenies. Russ Pontow, Operations. Rich served on numerous employment panels and gave fre- American Legion Adjutant, who worked with Rich, read the Veteran’s quent speeches at Pittsburgh area and surrounding schools. He was very Creed. The Nix Vogel Honor Guard presented Rich with a 21-gun salute proud of his work with the ADA community and ADA compliance was first and then the bugler played Taps live. Our family would like to thank all who and foremost on his mind. He was a true advocate for the every day transit helped us to honor Rich. He will be deeply missed by all. He was Our Hero. Additional family information has been posted on the Slater Funeral rider and always thought of bus operations from the rider’s point of view. He later attended and graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Home - Large, PA website. Pennsylvania.


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YOUR HEALTH Monongahela Valley Hospital Immunizes Washington County’s First Health Care Workers with COVID-19 Vaccine Shortly after 7 a.m. on Dec. 16, 2020, Carol Soltes, who works in the Operating Room, at Monongahela Valley Hospital, received Washington County’s first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I’m getting the vaccine to help keep our patients and my co-workers and family safer,” Ms. Soltes said as she rolled up her sleeve for the injection. Monongahela Valley Hospital was among the first health systems in Western Pennsylvania and the only Carol Soltes, who works in the one in Washington County to receive Operating Room, receives one of the COVID-19 vaccine in the first Washington County’s first COVID-19 shipment. vaccinations at Monongahela Valley Hospital from Christopher Coccari, RN, MVH is administering the Pfizer director of Perioperative Services. vaccine to its employees and physicians in two doses approximately 21 days apart. The Pfizer vaccine is 50% effective after the first dose and 95% effective after the second dose. “It is wonderful that we have the ability to provide this vaccine to staff, said Sherry Watkins, MBA, MSN, RN, MVH’s senior vice president of Nursing. “It is important for us to protect ourselves so we are here every day to care for our community.”

Washington Health System Begins Administering COVID Vaccine Washington Health System (WHS) received 1,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, December 21, 2020, delivered via UPS. They began administering the vaccine on Tuesday, December 22 at 7am to their physicians, nurses and other patient facing staff members such as housekeeping, nutritional services, maintenance and more. In the coming weeks, WHS will administer the vaccine to any staff member that would like to receive one. It is voluntary. The first staff member to receive Joseph “J.T.” Sciascia shows the Vaccine at WHS was Joseph off his sticker after receiving the COVID vaccination shot. “J.T.” Sciascia MBA, BBA, BSN, RN. He is the Nurse Manager of the WHS Washington Hospital Emergency Department. Sciascia said he is feeling great with no side effects at this time. “It is an honor to be a small part of history and experience the advances of modern medicine first hand,” said Sciascia. “The Washington Health System prides itself in providing safe patient care, and this was one way we could demonstrate this to our community.”

Christopher Coccari, RN, director of Perioperative Services, administers the COVID19 vaccine to Tara Perry, RN, who works in the CCU.

WHS Nurse Manager, Joseph Sciascia receives the first COVID vaccine at WHS.


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AHN Begins Broad COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to Eligible Employees at Affiliated Hospitals State-Directed Vaccination Plan Prioritizes Frontline Health Staff, Residents of Senior Living Facilities in First Phase Following emergency use authorization by the FDA of the first vaccine to protect individuals against COVID-19, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) officials announced that eligible frontline caregivers across all affiliated western Pennsylvania hospitals have begun to receive the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and BioNTech. AHN’s vaccine distribution plan was developed in accordance with the recommendations of the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health. The plan includes a phased approach to vaccination, directing initial supplies to the most vulnerable populations. “AHN is fully prepared to distribute the vaccine as quickly and efficiently as possible to those who are eligible in phase one, and ultimately to all individuals in the communities we serve once greater supplies are available,” said Brian Parker, MD, Chief Quality Officer. “While this process will take time, and require continued broad adherence to safety measures such as mask wearing and social distancing, we are excited to begin the first stages of this mass-vaccination effort which is key to bringing an end to the pandemic.” Following a large-scale clinical trial, the two-dose vaccine had an efficacy rate of 95 percent. According to Dr. Parker, this means the vaccine was effective in preventing 95 out of every 100 study participants from getting sick with COVID-19. “For the remaining 5 percent who still might contract the virus, the severity of the illness will be lessened by the vaccine, further underscoring the importance of getting vaccinated,” Dr. Parker said. Clinical trial participants reported mostly mild to moderate symptoms after receiving the vaccine, including soreness at the injection site and a feeling of general malaise lasting 1-2 days. Doctors say the side effects signal an immune reaction. The COVID-19 vaccination phases, as currently outlined by the PA Department of Health, will prioritize recipients in the following manner: Phase 1: Initial vaccine supplies will be allocated to frontline health care workers, Emergency Medical Services first responders, and residents and staff of congregate care settings, such as senior living facilities. At AHN, phase 1A

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priorities are employees in emergency departments, inpatient units and ICUs who provide direct care to COVID-19 patients. Phase 2: Timing to be determined based on supply. Efforts will focus on ensuring access to the vaccine for critical, at-risk populations not reached in phase 1, including those in underserved communities. Highmark Health and AHN will collaborate with county health and community leaders to make the vaccine more readily accessible in all communities. Phase 3: Timing to be determined based on supply. Efforts will focus on ensuring the entire population has access to the vaccine. AHN has acquired freezers at all of its affiliated hospitals for appropriate storage of the vaccine, and has established strategies and protocols that will allow for the safe delivery of the vaccine at each facility. “Vaccination against COVID-19 represents the clearest pathway to restoring good health and wellbeing in our communities. As the vaccine becomes available, we urge everyone to accept it,” said Dr. Parker. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.ahn.org/vaccine. For additional detailed information regarding vaccination phases and to determine your eligibility to receive the vaccine, visit the state Department of Health’s website.


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A generator can make a big difference for your home or business when a storm strikes and the electricity goes out, but you have to use it safely. Be careful when changing directions while using your snowblower.

(NAPSI)—If your electricity goes out due to snow and ice, a generator can keep power flowing to your home or business. Just keep safety in mind when using generators, advises the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manu(Continued on following page.)

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BALDWIN BOROUGH Zeth Allison Zlatan Zepic Mindy McClelland Chhabi Nepal Lal Biswa John Lengyel Bernice Dryer Estate of Marcella Marrtinelli Kevin Mislan Igloo Series 3 REO LLC Saru Mahat Joshua Iachini Alvin Dupree Jr. Estate of Madeline Koenig Jon Lemieux Jiwa Subedi Jo Ann Dowd Sara D Bowman Corrado Eric Fry Alex Kabus Bethany K Dorney Pelikan Louise Balla Dorothy Stanziano

Nicole Angeline Xenakis Caleb Hicks Levi Rounsville and Kelcey Bailey Karan and Dambar Bahadur Gurung Zachary Brian Spath / Maria Dominique Deangelis Ian Helsel and Kasie Brown Stephen and Helena Wagner Susan Gault Rachel Berenson Naradmuni Phuyal and Kamali Katel Bhesh Raj Subedi Michael and Uloma Happiness Okoye Kimberly Carradine Kumar and Hemant Neopaney Benjamin William Bradley Bhuwani Shankar Rimal Timothy Graf Gabriel Vistica Deborah Marie Jacoby Alexis Altieri Anthony Franco and Kierra Price Colescott Holdings LLC Margaret Cholewinski

813 Brentview Drive 4912 Elmwood Drive 220 Pinchtown Road 1410 Prospect Road 2217 Romine Ave. 2999 Ruthwood Ave. 3936 Willett Road 3813 Gary Drive 130 Hollow Haven Drive 5147 Janie Drive 5045 Leona Drive 1614 Michael Drive 2808 Michael Drive 5364 Overland Trl 1508 Prospect Road 123 Travis Drive 3321 Willett Road 3662 Churchview Avenue Ext. 3301 Circle Drive 1101 Edward Drive 703 Lechner Ln 5387 Sagebrush Drive 3622 Wallace Drive

$142,000. $197,000. $130,000. $210,000. $170,719. $125,000. $29,000. $131,100. $155,000. $188,000. $190,000. $204,757. $215,000. $195,000. $165,806. $217,000. $139,900. $152,000. $145,700. $230,000. $184,500. $92,500. $159,900.

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP Elizabeth Irene Jones Michael Joyce Rebecca Babb

Frank Andrew and Adrienne Taucher Kristen Hays Renee Egler

423 Dewalt Drive 436 Pearce Road 520 Old Farm Road

$95,000. $146,500. $170,000.

BENTLEYVILLE Eric Huston

Ronald David Jr.

Eric Huston

Ronald David Jr.

Beallsville Road $936. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $12,519) by sheriff's deed. 240 Beallsville Road $2,203. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $68,562) by sheriff's deed.


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BETHEL PARK Alicia Marie Van Balen Diana Riggs Roger Snyder trustee Richard Karl Miller Russell Creely Rodney Irwin Patrick John Walters Jr. Pittsburgh As Is John Mark Place Gregory Murtaugh Jason Wagler Brian Tittmann Wells Fargo Bank NA trustee Jason Sink Carey Ellwanger Brian Guenther Paul Bradley Khem Timsina Keith Gierlack Christine Janidlo Darlynn Orcharzak Nathan Love John Williams Joseph Shaffer Susan Lea Beeson David Scheidhauer Estate of Rowe Renay Simmons Casey Allen Walter Matthew Bacco Estate of Rita McGinnis

Bryan and Breann Reft Nicholas and Emily C Duff Bartel Michael and Brittney Morrone Glenna Shay Alex and Kayla Kabus Birds Nest Properties LLC Emily Smith Matthew Hertzog and Kelli Perschke Barbara Johanson Devi Charan and Sancha Upreti Martin Madkins and Brittney Halbig Scott Allen and KayleeAnne McCallian Kepins Reed Davis Thomas and Marsha Griesbaum Timothy Joseph and Darlynn Marie Ocharzak Edward and Jennifer Parisi Daron Morford and Marcus Dulik Dil Monger and Suk Gurung David and Danielle Stoodt Samuel Russo Patrick Miller and Caitlin Birmingham Justin James Mash and Andrea Nicole Davis Nicholas Casciato trustee Nathan and Ashley Hough Z3 Enterprise LLC Linda Thomas Spencer Paige Hetland John Haas Jordan Moore Daniel Clark and Greg Rendine

1310 Cairn Drive 2046 Grandview Farms Ct 6126 Great Dane Drive 2869 Hemlock St. 462 Limestone Drive 4851 Rittenhouse Road 5314 Studebaker St. 3312 Thornwood Drive 929 Trillium Trl 5742 Villahaven Drive Unknown Address 3337 Altherton Drive 439 Broughton Road 5425 California Ave. 5759 Glen Ora Drive 2503 Highland Cir 206 Logan Road 1534 Lucille Drive 145 Old Village Ln 4695 Robert Drive 2551 S Park Road 2716 Summit St. 17 Windsor Pl 1421 Berryman Ave. 5420 Florida Ave. 3043 Hillcrest Road 3108 Hillcrest Road 5980 Kings School Road 3294 Thornwood Drive 5680 Willow Terrace Drive

$310,000. $559,000. $345,000. $140,000. $362,000. $130,000. $169,900. $210,000. $110,000. $341,500. $330,900. $233,700. $88,712. $277,250. $330,000. $258,500. $197,000. $200,000. $198,000. $260,000. $193,000. $275,000. $232,000. $120,000. $88,000. $230,000. $340,000. $229,900. $181,000. $149,500.

BRENTWOOD Central Penn Capital Mgmt LLC Douglas Stephens Danielle Coury Crista Backo Rose Stack Penn Realty Holding Co. Inc. Estate of Charles Anthony Krainak Hawley Tarr LLC Melissa Seibert Edward Tatko Robert Saunders Jared Gray Hoffman Estate of Gary Berish William Leonard trustee Gregory Francis Plachecki

Bhima Adhikari Samantha Brown Dylon Wilson Edward Chieffe and Malin Lorch Stephen Shetter Michelle Gildea Shaquan Anthony Walker &Bethany Diane Scott Citylife South 2 LLC Ashley Vietmeier Linda Delrroso Paul Eriole II and Valerie Eriole Nicholas and Jeanne Marie Vuchenich Roots Property Solutions Inc. Jacquelyn Horn Evan Whirlow and Kathryn Corcoran

254 Conson Road 3861 Delco Road 47 Owendale Ave. 117 Sceneridge Ave. 3501 Shadewell Ave. 3796 Woodrow Ave. 126 Beisner Ave. 147 Beisner Ave. 216 Beisner Ave. 2929 Brownsville Road 4000 Dalewood St. 3185 Glendale Ave. 202 Owendale Ave. 119 Pentland Ave. 127 Sceneridge Ave.

$135,000. $60,000. $126,500. $159,500. $114,900. $147,000. $150,000. $80,000. $145,000. $204,000. $180,313. $140,000. $60,000. $90,000. $186,000.

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facturers and suppliers. “Not having power when you need it is frustrating, so a generator can provide emergency backup power at a reasonable cost,” says Kris Kiser, President and CEO of OPEI. “It’s important to follow all manufacturer’s instructions, and never place a generator in your garage or inside your home or building. It should be a safe distance from the structure and not near an air intake.” More tips include: #1. Take stock of your generator. Make sure equipment is in good working order before starting and using it. Do this before a storm hits. #2. Review the directions. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions. Review the owner’s manuals (look manuals up online if you cannot find them) so equipment is operated safely. #3. Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector in your home. This alarm will sound if dangerous levels of carbon monoxide enter the building. #4. Have the right fuel on hand. Use the type of fuel recommended by the generator manufacturer to protect this important investment. It is illegal to use any fuel with more than 10% ethanol in outdoor power equipment. (For more information on proper fueling for outdoor power equipment visit the website www.LookBefore YouPump.com.) It’s best to use fresh fuel, but if you (Continued on following page.)


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are using fuel that has been sitting in a gas can for more than 30 days, add fuel stabilizer to it. Store gas only in an approved container and away from heat sources. #5. Ensure portable generators have plenty of ventilation. Generators should NEVER be used in an enclosed area or placed inside a home, a building or a garage, even if the windows or doors are open. Place the generator outside and away from windows, doors and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to drift indoors. #6. Keep the generator dry. Do not use a generator in wet conditions. Cover and vent a generator. Model-specific tents or generator covers can be found online for purchase and at home centers and hardware stores. #7. Add fuel to the generator only when it’s cool. Before refueling, turn the generator off and let it cool down. #8. Plug in safely. If you don’t yet have a transfer switch, you can use the outlets on the generator. It’s best to plug in appliances directly to the generator. If you must use an extension cord, it should be heavy-duty and designed for outdoor use. It should be rated (in watts or amps) at least equal to the sum of the connected appliance loads. Make sure (Continued on following page.)

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Zerfoss Property LLC

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Estate of Pauline Law Richard Ganther Victor Zeni Keith Thurner Ashley Abercrombie Janusey

282 Black Diamond Hollow Road $1,037. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $18,720) by sheriff's deed. Zerfoss Property LLC Black Diamond Holow Road $1,016. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $17,667) by sheriff's deed. Tyler and Jennifer Hobeman Front St. $3,500. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $36,738) by sheriff's deed. RLM Holdings LLC 30 S Washington St. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $729,603). Janet Vickers 1500 Fourth St. $144,000. Ashleigh Sypherd 11 Carroll Way $138,600. Glen John Musisko Jr. 738 Route 481 $15,000. Kenneth and Christa Wukovich 98 Susquehanna Road $354,921. Chad and Amanda Richards 1001 Wanner Ave. $179,900.

CHARLEROI Tonya White

Willim Fisher Jr.

Elizabeth Chud Terry Carter McGrew Welding Co.

505 First St. $1,822. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $48,789) by sheriff's deed. Billie Jo Tharp Loren Johnson 1117 Second St. $3,500. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $54,054) by sheriff's deed. David Carroll Jonathan Moseley Crest Ave. $740. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $3,978) by sheriff's deed. Columbus Club Assn. Charleroi PA Club Serenity Inc. 702 Fallowfield Ave. $13,200. Robert Oates Joseph Federer 719 Fallowfield Ave. $6,500. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $51,012) by sheriff's deed.. Gerard Deicas Nicholas Krowchena 1217 Lokout Ave. $1,657. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $43,407) by sheriff's deed. Olympus Real Estate Investment Trust IncDC Real Estate Development LLC 405 Lookout Ave. $1,947. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $53,703) by sheriff's deed. Dennis Kostolansky Wealth Capital Group LLC 710 Lookout Ave. $5,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $60,372) by sheriff's deed. David Buchta Joseph Federer 110 Luella Ave. $1,413. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $33,696) by sheriff's deed. Helen Tuman Joseph Federer 1105 McKean Ave. $6,500. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $54,171) by sheriff's deed. Robert Domhoff Joseph Federer 1215 McKean Ave. $1,520. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $37,089) by sheriff's deed. Shawn Sheikhzadeh Jan Templeton 212 McKean Ave. $1,466. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $33,930) by sheriff's deed. Robert Duhon Nicholas Krowchena 421 McKean Ave. $6,000. ( state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $91,962) by sheriff's deed. Tri County Real Estate LLC David Riley 509 McKean Ave. $1,500. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $34,164) by sheriff's deed. Sean Barnes Marlous and Bernicky Johnson 829 Oakland Ave. $1,271. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $26,091) by sheriff's deed. Keith Scott Lederman Jesse Watkins 813 Prospect Ave. $1,407. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $31,473) by sheriff's deed.


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Chantel Singh Mortera

Henry Michael Johnson

Price

John Uhutch Kay Seemuth Valley Dream Homes LLC Sharon Rossell Estate of Susan Behrendt Barry Miklos Laurie Cucchiorini Vesely

717 Shady Ave. $1,614 . state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $39,897) by sheriff's deed. Joseph Federer 414 Washington Ave. $3,500. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $45,162) by sheriff's deed. Joseph Federer 617 Washington Ave. $1,819. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $48,672) by sheriff's deed. Prestigious Investment LLC 936 Meadow Ave. $40,000. Kenny and Jennifer Sim 735 Washington Ave. $19,000. Jonas Moreau and Linotte Dhaiti 212 Ninth St. $27,500. Lindsey Antonucci 1221 Crest Ave. $20,000. Mary Oler 123 McKean Ave. $35,000. Lindsay Mucci 434 Oakland Ave. $55,000. Richard and Susan Moore 924 Fifth St. $50,000.

CLAIRTON Century Point Properties LLC Paul Cherepko Estate of Ruth Alexander Daniel Murphy Angelo Sgroi Quicken Loans Inc. Anthony Loren DeRoss Most Mahbuba Iasmin Jason Colon Brady Impact Trust Paresh Patel John Palumbo Robin Farnan IRA

Shannon Aasen A Clean Well Lighted Place LLC Century Point Properties LLC Pitt Loki LLC Angelia Christina Most Mahbuba Iasmin Jose Carranza and Elvia Camalich Clairton Third LLC Mary Moser and Elizabeth Csonka Doughboy Invest LLC Manish and Vaishali Patel Dominique Highe Craig D'Angelo Jr.

DONORA Rebecca Daniele

Joseph Federer

James Smalley Dina Bowman

Nancy Jones Keith Morrison Westley Sloan James Romito Jeramy Eland Virginia Kimmel Sherry Haywood

513 Division Ave. 1501 Madison Ave. 627 Park Ave. 862 Craig St. 307 Large Ave. 429 N Third St. 900 Toman Ave. Unknown Address 640 12th St. 463 Third St. 104 Carnegie Ave. 856 Craig St. 744 Large Ave.

$59,900. $18,000. $12,000. $1,250,000. $17,613. $30,180. $48,900. $30,180. $64,000. $37,800. $25,000. $21,500. $6,000.

641 Second St. $1,475. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $40,482) by sheriff's deed. Joseph Federer 645 Fifth St. $6,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $37,323) by sheriff's deed. Wealth Capital Group LLC 430 Seventh St. $2,200. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $37,323) by sheriff's deed. Wealth Capital Group LLC 117 Allen Ave. $4,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $33,462) by sheriff's deed. Joseph Federer 101 Ida Ave. $3,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $41,184) by sheriff's deed. Bobbi Crouch 536 Ohio St. $763. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $5,148) by sheriff's deed. Joseph Federer 608 St. Nicholas Drive $3,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $29,718) by sheriff's deed. Wealth Capital Group LLC Van Pelt St. $1,100. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $4,563) by sheriff's deed.

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the cord is free of cuts and the plug has all three prongs. #9. Install a transfer switch. A transfer switch connects the generator to the circuit panel and lets you power hardwired appliances. Most transfer switches also help avoid overload by displaying wattage usage levels. #10. Do not use the generator to “backfeed� power into your home electrical system. Trying to power your home’s electrical wiring by “backfeeding�—where you plug the generator into a wall outlet—is dangerous. You could hurt utility workers and neighbors served by the same transformer. Backfeeding bypasses built-in circuit protection devices, so you could damage your electronics or start an electrical fire.

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Wealth Capital Group LLC 326 Van Pelt St. $4,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $32,877) by sheriff's deed. Teasa Klinzing 717 Allen Ave. $12,000. Joel Oslowski 63 Kenric Ave. $5,000. Ronald Barnhouse 418 Fourth St. $24,900. MJM Capital LLC 413 Castner Ave. $15,099.

ELIZABETH BOROUGH DRMK Property Management LLC Historic Elizabeth Inc. Methodist Episcopal Church Elizabet Andrew and Dana Cress

412 Sixth Ave. Unknown Address

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Jacqueline Clark Pauline Campaneo Vincent Robertg Freeman Haley Jerome Shirley Mooney Michael Yurechko Mark DiGiorgio Estate of Mark Chalfant RE 247 LLC Charles Datt Robert Sinn Gregory Zeis Estate of Joseph Kapis Thomas Tyszkiewicz II Shawn Lee Lowther John Wray James Deglau

929 Cherry St. 1011 Greenock Buena Vista Road 105 Hillview Drive 508 Rock Run Road 1474 Scenery Drive 5204 W Smithfield St. 2123 Bea Mar Drive 1312 Penhurst St. 2013 Ridge Road 2239 Briarwood Drive 1725 Greenock Buena Vista Road 427 Highland Drive 550 Industry Road 813 Pinecrest Drive 190 Pineview Drive Scott St. 809 Everglade Drive

Michael Belliconish Michael and Jennifer Rodriguez Kevin and Myra Book Alexander Thomas and Christina Marie Rowan Lynley Doonan Stephen and Tiffany Tomkowitz Eugene and Stacey Skerkoski Dianne Chalfant and Marsha Kukulka Jeewan Poudel Jordan Moore Cassie Priselac Ashley Lynn and Amber Riding Alexander Caley Keith and Laura Trahan Jonathan and Amanda Simmen Augustus Georges III Matthew Yanosky

(Offer Expires: 1/31/21)

$91,000. $90,000. $132,900. $135,000. $140,000. $147,000. $190,100. $74,500. $350,000. $73,544. $145,900. $225,000. $96,000. $205,000. $2,000. $199,900. $140,000. $40,000. $66,700.


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Estate of Cynthia Platania Mark Murray Carol Booth Anthony Mason Timothy Jackowski

Joseph Platania Samantha Linn Allen Holl Skillet Hill Stables LLC Richard Karnash and Elana Case

504 Heath St. 1505 Schweitzer Road 424 Simpson Howell Road 3223 Skillet Hill Road 6526 Smithfield St.

FALLOWFIELD Larry Parsons Seneca Leandro View LLC stamps indicate a value of $115,011) by sheriff's deed. Dennis Katona Edward Wehrenberg stamps indicate a value of $137,241) by sheriff's deed. Dennis Katona Edward Wehrenberg stamps indicate a value of $20,124) by sheriff's deed. David Pipik Michael and Nicole Polinski

Price $64,410. $82,900. $200,000. $200,000. $106,000.

1746 Grange Road$7,000 (state deed transfer 929 Duvall Road$15,000 (state deed transfer 929 Duvall Road$11,000 (state deed transfer 55 Fecsen Drive

$400,000.

FINLEYVILLE Alan Moris

Lynn Wessel and Jacqueline Delaney

3543 Marion Ave.

$90,000.

FORWARD TOWNSHIP John Walker Patricia Bartok Marjorie Miller Route 51

Shelly Cowart Karel Enterprises LLC Gabriel Nowak $105,000.

8185 Mentor Road 3304-3306 Rainbow Run Road

$90,000. $44,000.

JEFFERSON HILLS Columbus Brothers Family Co. LLC Dwight Tye Stephen Gardiner James Teska Michael Curry William Lucas

Jonathan and Lacey Disciullo Jordana Walko Chad Keith Dorney and Aimee Ossler Joshua and Sarah Rubosky Nick Shafron Peter Joseph and Lorraine Chapon

230 Andrew Drive 152 Gill Hall Road 205 Orchard Ct 118 Reed Drive 2215 State Route 837 5012 Dana Drive

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Buyer

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Price

JEFFERSON HILLS Estate of Daniel Robert Wood Charles Richnafsky Maronda Farms Homeowners Assn. Inc. Giuseppe Michele/Gina Michelle Ricci Casamassa Patricia Weber Mon and Meg Subedi MS Assoc. Lisa Jeffries trustee Randall Haberman William and Patricia Lucas

318 New World Drive 428 Spaniel Ln 511 Ashley Ln Century Drive 335 Greene Drive

$130,000. $516,269. $750,000. $77,000. $399,000.

MONESSEN Jeffrey Maiolini Estate of Sharon Roule Sharon Evans Mantle House Mission Estate of Bill Ross Joshua Skomsky Kitima Frank Estate of Dolores Zyglowicz Justin Oliver John Svec Scipio White John Novakovich Estate of John Novakovich Estate of Irene Papantonakis

808 Second St. 1228 Rostraver St. 910 Vine St. 906 Second St. 25 Arch St. 34 Court Ave. 1012 Dunlap St. 1301 Leeds Ave. 432 McKee Ave. 1325 Leeds Ave. 535 Summit Ave. 1115 Nash Ave. 1117 Nash Ave. 1261 Rosecrest Ave.

$59,900. $40,000. $28,500. $12,500. $80,000. $72,000. $17,500. $25,000. $4,500. $72,000. $14,500. $105,000. $29,900. $117,000.

MONONGAHELA Mildred Daube Charles Davis Estate of Clifford Winbush Jr. Letitia Kinder

Sheila Eckard Lisa McFarland Karen Smith Tyrone Ray Jr. and Blanche Ray Dana and Tanya Chester Christine Rullo Gregory Irwin Harold Milton and Marsha Adams Bradden Wadsworth Ashlee Rose Bradden Wadsworth Michelle Bongiorno Labatut Anthony and Kelli Galante Lawrence David Ivaska

Seneca Leandro View LLC 10 Loop St. $2,039. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $64,350) by sheriff's deed. Antonio Ciotti 614 Marne Ave. $2,319. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $77,337) by sheriff's deed. Valley Property Partners LLC 113-& 109 Fourth Ave. $50,000. Justin Barkey 216-218 Gee St. $85,000.

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NEW EAGLE Lori Ann Mazza Schultz Estate of Thomas Jurik

Raquel Munne Corey and Debrah Behanna

348 Center Ave. 197 Main St.

NORTH BELLE VERNON James O'Casek Ronald Krepps

O'Casek Real Estate LLC WYN Rentals LLC

734-738 Speer St. Henry St.

NORTH CHARLEROI Tracy Mills

Nicholas Krowchena

Raymond Santini Viking Acquisitions LLC George Ondra trustee

Price $35,000. $30,000.

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$48,000. $100,000.

719 Fourth St. $3,00. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $47,853) by sheriff's deed. Joseph Federer 440 Highland Ave. $3,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $52,299) by sheriff's deed. Travis Daniel Sterner 440 Isabella Ave. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $59,553). James Michael Bucchianeri Lincoln Ave. $973. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $13,221) by sheriff's deed.

NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP Daniel Mack

Sasha Martin

401 Nottingham Forest Drive

PETERS TOWNSHIP Jack Moore Jack Moore Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Jessica Ames Charles Thilges David Larson Tedd Finney Fred Sentner Carl Snyder Douglas Adamsky John Hoskins David Reszkowski Gerald Prado Jeffrey Seman George Paxon Jr. Jerry Albright Brian Anderson BGRS Relocation Inc. Estate of Rhonda Dusky Scott Burd Pamela Sue Riley trustee Dean Hostovich Estate of Mary Jean White Federal National Mortgage Assn. Nicholas Suchta Robert Dodson Estate of William Ogden Michael Reiter Clifford Milowicki Patrick Tomeo Adam John Miloser Leslie Mullen Terry DuBois

Jon and Julie Dixon Jon and Julie Dixon Riley and Gina Hendricks Paradise Land & Development LLC Michael and Emily Mirarchi Michael and Jacqueline Zyra Jeffrey and Johna Ponterio Aaron Michael and Michelle Kubistek Robert and Georgia Phillips Dennis Beaulieu Eric and Emily Falconer Michael and Sarah Janosik Nicholas and Shannon Suchta George and Karen Veselinovic Jeffrey and Kimberly Grisz David and Amanda Reszkowski BGRS Relocation Inc. Keenan Klett and Leanna Frey Albert Suter IV and Lori Suter Bradley and Beth A Matthews Ruth Ryan and Jill Hicks Eric and Jolene Taormina Skala Joseph and Terri L Freeman Klaja trustee Keystone Property Buyers LLC Matthew Thomas & Samantha L. Generalovich Katelyn and Kathy Nassar Maronda Homes LLC Christopher South Jr. and Erin South Clayton and Talia Delaney Andrew Giampietro and Rachel Miller Joseph Aldo Bankovich 108 Phillips Drive LLC Andrew and Katherine Swoager

161 Irishtown Road Ext. 163 Irishtown Road Ext. 109 Knight Bridge Drive 270 Quail Run Road 112 Stratford Drive 111 Brandywine Drive 173 E Edgewood Drive Fawn Valley Drive 118 Kathy Ann Ln 120 Marlboro Drive 102 McIntosh Drive 305 Molly Drive 205 Overlook Drive 104 Scarborough Ln 691 Venetia Road 105 Warlington Cir 302 Bunker Hill Drive 302 Bunker Hill Drive 234 Center Church Road 109 Fireside Drive 107 Knight Bridge Drive 120 Oak Ridge Drive 206 Waterside Drive 349 Bellwalt Drive 110 Country Brook Drive 111 Elm Grove Drive 110 Fireside Drive 314 Hedgerow Drive 213 Hemlock Drive 118 Marion Drive 104 Mt. Blaine Drive 108 Phillips Drive 122 Woodside Drive

PLEASANT HILLS John Mitchell Jr. Brittney Walton Estate of Victor Kuzmich Anthony Forgione Joshua Jackson William Santel trustee Christine Davis Estate of Stephen Graffam

Jason and Joyce Ann Kotula Min Min and Sandra Morein Rajan and Sima Dallakoti Panday Tyler Kascak Antonia Matic Emerio Sanchez and Alejandra Villagomez Timothy Madar Deo and Benu Maya Rijal

354 Delano Drive 340 E Bruceton Road 254 Oakcrest Ln 279 Old Clairton Road 435 Temona Drive 290 Ben Til Drive 151 Revere Drive 233 Toura Drive

$350,000. $450,000. $100,000. $923,660. $150,000. $396,000. $591,000. $405,000. $10,000. $316,000. $545,000. $415,000. $480,000. $565,000. $455,000. $220,000. $525,000. $543,750. $543,750. $110,000. $435,000. $1,269,000. $459,000. $310,000. $155,300. $685,000. $250,000. $90,000. $660,000. $420,000. $295,000. $462,500. $250,000. $376,000. $122,900. $202,000. $215,111. $230,000. $178,000. $225,000. $155,000. $325,000.

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Yes, COVID-19 May Be Having A Positive Impact on Household Dynamics (NewsUSA) - Turns out a lot of us actually like certain changes we've made in our lives while holed up at home since the coronavirus hit. No, we're not talking about what turned out to be the not so stop-gap measures experts usually cite in arguing the entire world has been forever transformed due to COVD-19. Telemedicine. Telemeetings. Fist bumps -- well, okay, maybe not fist bumps, but (sadly) "handshakes may be one of the last things to come back," the Boston Globe reported. Instead, a new survey of U.S. adults aged 18 and over provides rare insight into what could be the pandemic's long-term impact on individual household dynamics. Think about it: Fifty-three percent of those surveyed report spending an extra 7.4 hours, on average, at home each day, which works out to be the equivalent of two additional days per week. And what have we been doing with that extra time? We've been cooking together more (14 percent, allowing us to infer that nearly 36 million people are spending more time making meals) . . . We've been sharing more chores (12 percent, meaning more than 15 million households - and, yes, that includes the 66 percent of that figure who cited doing the laundry) . . . We've been exercising or learning new skills together (22 percent), adopting new hobbies like cooking, drawing or painting (16 percent), and -- if you're looking for something truly uplifting -- generally getting to feel closer to family and friends. "When the world feels chaotic, we often look for shelter and comfort in our homes as somewhere we can control," said Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute and (Continued on following page)

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Buyer

PLEASANT HILLS Robert John Handshue Jr. Albert Grandelis Nicholas Ceraso Ramesh Siwakoti PRP Rentals LLC

Nicholas and Kristi Ceraso 362 Toura Drive William C. Zbozny Delperico and Kayla M. Con 68 W. Bruceton Road Lori Hildebrand 250 Nantucket Drive Oscar Ojah and Fomukong Ambit Delphine 140 Old Clairton Road SFTB Properties LLC 83 Old Clairton Road

$263,000. $159,000. $140,600. $175,000. $152,500.

ROSTRAVER Entech LLC Entech LLC Conor Murphy Christina Wood Maronda Homes LLC Tamara Theys Thomas Singosky Linda Curnow Estate of Theodore Link Irene Bradway Walter Marchewka Entech LLC Entech LLC Rebecca Vrescak Estate of Cherie Rae Perlmutter Louise Romantino Mary Miller Paul Lynn Eula Peters trustee Randall Zelenski Maronda Homes Inc. Anthony Owens III Joseph LaCarte

Maronda Homes LLC 117 Azalea Cir Maronda Homes Inc. 128 Azalea Cir Mitchel Black 1319 Fells Church Road Anthony Summaria and Allison Quinn 417 Gallitin Road Jay and Susan Zimmerman 2082 Lake View Drive Melissa Abbey 423 Rostraver Road Jessica Gosney 948 Route 906 Nathan and Chelsy Rowan 1191 SR 136 Andrew Morris 307 Van Meter Road Patricia Metcalf 5155 Cedar Hills Blvd. T & 2K Investments LLC 104 Elks Place Maronda Homes Inc. 539 Gardenia Drive Maronda Homes Inc. 543 Gardenia Drive Bryan Schoch 102 Marco Drive Mitchell and Matthew McCloskey 239 Piersol Road Kodey Suomela and Cassandra Wickerham 1059 Rostraver Road Stanley Koliscak 5161 Cedar Hills Blvd. Joseph Martin Palenchar II / Jamie Danielle Pale 359 Lynn Road Gretchen Cole 114 Naylor Drive Joseph and Stacey Basista 120 Ray Drive Hector Manuel and Leah Castellon 128 Azalea Cir Donald and Jill Higinbotham 230 231 Lynn Trailer Ct Johnny Kent Folmar III and Jamie Ann Folmar 547 Todd Farm Road

$57,700. $57,700. $184,900. $152,000. $239,900. $89,000. $30,000. $225,000. $122,000. $215,000. $115,000. $115,400. $57,700. $395,000. $42,000. $145,000. $199,900. $159,900. $152,500. $234,900. $278,639. $94,000. $273,800.

SOUTH PARK NVR Inc. High Ridge Development LLC Seems Grand Invests LLC Ditech Financial LLC Mero South Park Ventures LLC Nancy Edmundson Charles Kroll Jr. Christian Willitts Mitchell Pursley Albert Thomas Jr. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Robert Kozleuchar Jeffrey Stipanovich Jordan Dunn NVR Inc. NVR Inc. NVR Inc.

Brian and Lisa Lakomy Redxcube LLC Redxcube LLC et al. Rivera Rentals LLC NVR Inc. Garrett and Heather Glaser Dylan Michalski Shiva Mainali and Nanda Chamlagai Brandon David Schneider Robert Lasich Russell and Bernadette Graves Krishna Murthy Beth Ann Schulte Kristofer Pulaski and Marcie Tharp Xavier Derose and Rachell Malingowski Kristofer and Guenevere Hunter William King Jr. and Larraine King Kyle Stawowczyk Kelsey Johnson and Kyle Bero Pamela Babst Alexander Gabriel and Hannah Marie Cambell

$318,390. $850,000. $924,900. $77,000. $65,657. $210,000. $139,900. $215,000. $143,600. $310,000. $275,000. $251,855. $259,435. $279,240. $265,265. $129,000. $189,900. $250,000. $263,967. $255,350. $366,685.

SPEERS Marlene Moleskey

Carlisle Excavating LLC

Marlene Moleskey Marlene Moleskey David Pondur Samantha Rice

Address

Unknown Address 5951 Brownsville Road 970 Cochran Mill Road 800 Hidden Ridge Court Unit 304 2006 Pinnacle Way 1871 Riggs Road 1153 Yanks Ln 6567 Zupancic Drive 6213 Pleasant St. 121 Sylvania Drive Unknown Address Unknown Address 4010 Crown Drive 4011 Crown Drive 4014 Crown Drive 1137 Locust Ave. 1212 Megown Drive 6549 Zupancic Drive Unknown Address 4018 Crown Drive 5024 Summit Drive

Price

Webster Ave. $708. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $1,872) by sheriff's deed. Carlisle Excavating LLC 7 Webster Ave. $8,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $34,983) by sheriff's deed. Carlisle Excavating LLC 7 Webster Ave. $8,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $36,738) by sheriff's deed. Thomas Campano 204 Scott St. $110,000. Christopher Wilson 635 Speers Ave. $115,000.


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UNION TOWNSHIP Thomas Jenkins II

Address

Price

Estate of Naomi Mae Tatar Kevico LLC Carol Zeigler Utzig Michael Hensler

Wealth Capital Group LLC 124 Gun Club Road $2,022. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $66,456) by sheriff's deed. KGD Properties Inc. Hobbitt Ln $1,559. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $43,992) by sheriff's deed. GI Rental Properties LLC Hobbitt Ln $1,656. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $48,672) by sheriff's deed. GI Rental Properties LLC Hobbitt Ln $1,559. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $43,992) by sheriff's deed. GI Rental Properties LLC Hobbitt Ln $1,656. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $48,672) by sheriff's deed. GI Rental Properties LLC Hobbitt Ln $1,569. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $44,460) by sheriff's deed. GI Rental Properties LLC Hobbitt Ln $1,569. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $44,460) by sheriff's deed. Daryl Price Hobbitt Ln $4,500. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $45,513) by sheriff's deed. Jonathan Moseley State Route 88 $1,251. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $29,133) by sheriff's deed. Seneca Leandro View LLC State Route 88 $2,644. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $96,642) by sheriff's deed. Colleen Kelly 40 Hobbitt Ln $350,150. Nicholas Raymond Gazzam 5020 Norman Ave. $189,000. Daniel Podobnik 6 Old Courtney Hill Road $39,000. Shevawn Large 129 Cinque Terra Pl $174,000.

WEST ELIZABETH Richard Charles

Stephen and Michelle Gardiner

Kathryn Ondra Kathryn Ondra Kathryn Ondra Kathryn Ondra Kathryn Ondra Kathryn Ondra Kathryn Ondra Paul Witzel George Carter

507 Grant Ave.

$110,000.

Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit www.RealSTATs.net.

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New York Times bestselling author. "That's never been truer than now." The survey was commissioned by home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation, which also launched a new "Improving Life At Home" online hub replete with expert advice on everything from recipes to organizing garages, in an effort to better understand how lives have changed in the last year. "It's been heartening to see some silver linings as new dynamics and habits emerge in homes everywhere," said Eleanor Reece, the company's senior director of global campaigns, in noting that 28 percent of those polled want to stick with the positive changes they've made. Wiking, himself, is optimistic that many people's new-found "understanding that happiness is homemade" is here to stay -- even if some hobbies don't last.


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--------- AUTOMOTIVE ---------2006 DODGE CARAVAN - 4 cyl., (tires like new), silver, nice looking minivan, 165,000 mi., rocker panels were fixed. $1,800. 724-379-4162 PARTS FOR 1955 FAIRLANE FORD VICTORIA - 724-938-8482 USED MICHELIN TIRES – Three(3), P235/55 R18. $15. 412-425-0342 OIL FILTERS – Three(3), PF-35. $10. 412-425-0342 2002 MONTE CARLO - V6 3.8 engine, clean title, 78,000 miles, inspected until 5/2021, new tires, new exhaust, new brake lines, rust on quarter panels and frame. Color is maroon/wine. $2,500. Text or call 412-953-5865 for more info. FISHING BOAT – 16 Ft, 25 H.P. Electric start Mercury outboard motor, fish finder, Livewell, tons of extras. Great Christmas gift for young fisherman. Will deliver. $25,000 package – will sacrifice for $6,000. 724-366-9524 MOTORCYCLE - 1979 Yamaha XS Eleven Special. Good condition with 24,864 miles. Asking $1,750. 724-938-8240 3RD ROW SEAT – for 1996 Chevy Suburban K1500. Tan. Mint condition. $200. 724-243-9683 AUTOMOTIVE ITEMS - 2 Engine Stands - $30. Over 200 bolts & nuts, fine thread 7/16” x 20 x 1”. $10. NASCAR Magazines, $10. 412-425-0342

PARTS WASHER – Pump + brush, 7 new gallons of Safety Clean fluid, like new. $65. 412-341-3677 1993 FORD VAN FOR WHEELCHAIR AND LIFT - Call 724-684-4719 for more information and price. AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS – Set of torches, Acceylne + Oxygen. Harris Gauges, steel cart – commercial size – full. $150. 412-341-3677 JEEP TIRES AND WHEELS - 4 stock Jeep Wrangler, 2007 and up, 5 spoke, stock magnesium wheels with 4 general grabber, at2 snow tires, only 4,500 miles on wheels and tires. 265 / 70 R17. One spare wheel with no tire, never on vehicle, asking $900 for all, new condition. 412-417-2417 2015 HONDA PIONEER - 500 SxS, Camo. (extras) roof, windshield, winch, all aluminum skid plates. 323 miles. Paid $11,500. Selling for $9,500. 412-751-3409 TIRES (SNOW) - (4) Michelin X-Ice XI3 Snow Tires. 225/50 R17. 13, 367 miles - 7/8 32nds Thread. Excellent Snow Tires. $350. 412-535-3744 V6 3.8 ENGINE - clean title, 78,000 miles, inspected until 5/2021, new tires, new exhaust, new brake lines, rust on quarter panels and frame. $2,500. Text 412-953-5865 for more info. 2006 DODGE CARAVAN - 4 cyl., (tires like new), silver, nice looking minivan, 165,000 mi., rocker panels were fixed. $1,800. 724-379-4162 1968 CHEVY - 3 Speed Standard Transmission. Best Offer—-724-239-2188 4. 2”X 20’ Stainless Steel Pipe—$200.00—724-239-2188 CONVERSION VAN - Chevy/Jayco HiTop conversion van. 150,000 miles. Excellent running condition. Gets 15.5 miles to the gallon. TV/cb radio/stereo/ 4 bucket seats with full size couch in back that folds down to a queen size bed. $3,000 or will accept reasonable offer. 724-747-6767. MOPAR RALLY WHEELS – 14”, complete w/ rings, centers and lugs. $500. 724-797-3779.

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Paraprofessional Positions Frazier School District is accepting applications for Paraprofessionals. Please submit the following to the Superintendent’s office:  Associate Degree or two years of secondary education  Application which can be found on the district website  Clearances (Act 34, Act 151 and Act 114)  Letters of recommendation  Cover Letter Mail to: Dr. William R. Henderson Superintendent of Schools Frazier School District 142 Constitution Street Perryopolis, PA 15473 AUTO & TRUCK MECHANIC - Help Wanted, Part Time. 724-350-5983 COME GROW WITH US: CHILD CAREGIVERS NEEDED. The Franciscan Child Day Care Center is seeking full-time infant and toddler caregivers. Patience, dependability and nurturing disposition required. Duties include coordinating feedings, diaper changes, and naps; age-appropriate activities and parent engagement. Childcare experience with references required. Full time benefits include healthcare and paid time off. E-mail résumé and inquiries: smerlo@osfprov.org WRITERS WANTED – News Reporters, Journalists needed for local community newspaper. Attend and cover local municipal and council meetings. Attend events and newsworthy functions as assigned. Follow-up on stories of local interest. Must have own computer and e-mail. Writing or News Reporting experience preferred – but not necessary. This is a Freelance position. Submit letter of interest to dhaniford@messengerpaper.com or call 412-249-8177.


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--------- ITEMS FOR SALE----------VINTAGE 1960'S AMERICAN RACER - Easy Steering wood sled with pulling rope. Good condition. 58" × 22". Also, vintage 1960's Champion Fastback wood sled with floating steering and pull rope. Good condition. 58"×22". $50 per sled OBO. 412-655-1806 SPORT/SUN UMBRELLA - spf 50; 9 foot; brand new; never used. $25. 412-691-7082 ANTIQUE WASH BOWL - and Pitcher, $15. 412691-7082 LONDON FOG BLACK WINTER PUFFER COAT - Petite Large, Like New/worn once. $25. 412-691-7082 SHOE ROLLER SKATES - $10. 412-884-0886

HP PRINTER/SCANNER - not wireless, white. $15. 412-691-7082 ANTIQUE MOLD SNOWMAN - works great: $20. 412-691-7082 NEW ROOFING SUPPLIES – Leftover from job. Drip edge, shingles, soffit and more. Call for details. $275 for all. 724-797-3779 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora. 4 lots, 1 vault, $500 each. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909 FISHING POLE – Loomis, one piece, 6-ft, graphite model GLX (expensive top quality). $500 new. Sell only $300. 724366-9524 PITTSBURGH FIREHOUSE HISTORY BOOK – In photos from 1970. $20. 412-638-3351 SCHENLEY HIGH SCHOOL – Journal from 1944. Andy Warhol’s Jr. Year. $15. 412-638-3351 TERRY LEE LP – from 1966, never opened! 412-638-3351 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Save $4,000 on (2) burials. Garden of all Faiths (Lawn Crypt) 2020 at need price $7,995, includes lot, vault for two(2), bronze memorial with vase, and granite base. Asking $3,000. 724-379-6866 USED MICHELIN TIRES – Three(3), P235/55 R18. $15. 412-425-0342 OIL FILTERS – Three(3), PF-35. $10. 412-425-0342 FURNACE MOTOR – 1/4 H.P., 1725 RPM. $20. 412425-0342 ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE – Singer, very nice condition. $40. 724-684-5169 PLASTIC MODEL AIRPLANE KITS – New in box. Many kits. $50 for all. 724-684-5169 TWO MAN HAND SAW - $35. 724-684-5169 BENCHTOP TABLE SAW – with extra blades. $45. 412-884-0886 SPRAY GUN, COMPRESSOR – and Airtank. $45 for all three pieces. 412-884-0886 BED SHEETS – Twin Bed set. Cute cats with a heart on the cheek. Never opened. $10. 412-884-0886 WOODEN CHAIR – Bar/pub height. $20. 412-884-0886 VINTAGE FISHING LURES – Four(4). 2 mepps spinners and 2 spoons. $10 for all. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. DUSK TO DAWN PHOTOELECTRIC CONTROL - and Mercury vapor bulb. 175 watt. $10 for both. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. MEN’S TRENCH COAT – JC Penney, with zip-out lining. Size 40L, never worn. $25. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. SAAB WHEEL COVERS – Four(4), classic. $20. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. WWII CIGARETTE CASE – German Trench art, Nurnberg 1944. $75. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. WESTINGHOUSE ITEMS – Circle W logo items. $20. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. OLD GLASS ROLLING PIN – that you put cold water in. Antique. $20. 724-258-3767 OLD METAL FLAT IRON MAKER – American Beauty Iron. Antique. $15. 724-258-3767 33 COIN BOOKLETS - $10. 724-938-8482

SMALL GAME HUNTING COAT AND PANTS – Filson, XL. $50. 724-366-9524 CEDAR CHEST - Heirloom. Minor refinishing and leg repair to revive. Best Offer. Call 724-344-3238 VINTAGE TOYS FOR SALE - Barbie/Fisher Price/1940's-1970's toys/Dolls. 724-344-3238 MENS' HUNTING APPAREL - Camo shirt/jacket XL, Dickie pants 38-30. New back pack, hat, gloves, face cover. $60. 724-326-8605 MENS' ORANGE HUNTING APPAREL -Heavy Jacket, New hoodie, cap and beanie. $50. Also, Scent Blocker hand & body lotion, laundry detergent and field spray $10. 724-326-8605 WINCHESTER 209 SHOOT GUN PRIMERS - 1,000 primers for $45. 412-831-8998 US UNC. MINT SETS - 1991, 92', 93', 95' and 98'. $10 each. 724-938-8482 PARTS FOR 1955 FAIRLANE FORD VICTORIA - 724-938-8482 DOG SUPPLIES - dog crates, dog baby buggies, dog back packs and dog steps. Angels for Animals. 724-941-5737 GOLF BAG - Travel Cover with Wheels. $10. 724-938-8482 SEALED MINIATURE BOTTLES - Whiskey; Bourbon, etc. From 1970s. $2 each. 724-938-8482

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CUB CADET SNOW BLOWER - MODEL 2X524SWE, $600. 724-863-2327 PRE-BAN MAC 11 - with 2 clips, $650, also Assorted brass, 38, 44, 45. 9MM. Cleaned and ready to load. Call for a price. 724-348-9448 RARE JAPANESE ARISAKA MODEL 99 – pre-production gun manufactured prior to 1939 stamped with concentric circles and no serial numbers – Only about 700 made – issued to paramilitary forces such as secret police, other military police, and guards at prisons, embassies, and other civilian installations. This gun is in amazing condition- barrel is chrome and looks as new- bolt action is smooth- wood and metal are outstanding. $950. Or B/O - Call 724-379-8261 BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM MANNLICHNER MAUSER - in 7mm caliber – custom built in the USA Excellent condition, $750. 724-379-8261 30-40 KRAG MODEL 1899 – amazing condition – post and ladder type sights with windage adjustments – very smooth action – clean bore – beautiful gun - $1400 or B/O. 724-379-8261 HUNTING / ARCHERY - (1) Scott wrist release, preowned. (1) Free Flight wrist release, new condition. (2) Aftermarket wrist releases similar to Scott, preowned excellent. Used with compound bows. $100 Firm for all (4). Text 724-961-8104

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KRAG-JORGENSEN BOLT ACTION CARBINE - U.S. Springfield Model 1899. All original .30-40 caliber- Both the walnut stock and metal are in great condition – integral box magazine with hinged cover holds 5 rounds – post and ladder type sights with windage adjustments – very smooth action. These carbines are usually valued at $1,200 - $2,500. I am selling this one for $1,400 to the first person with cash. Call 724-379-8261. STEVENS/SAVAGE 7MM .08 MODEL - 200 synthetic stock, 3 x 9 scope, some ammo hard shell case, like new. $325 Firm. Text 724-961-8104 HUNTING - BSA Majestic 3x9 scope NIB, $55. Men's size 10 Hunting Boots,1000 gram thinsulate, EUC, $60. Men's New and Used Hunting tops and bottoms, Size large or Xlarge, orange and camo, $50 per item. Like New Harris Bipod, Ultra lite, $50 OBO. Text 724-961-8104 TRANSISTOR/WALKIE TALKIES - (2) Vintage GE, General Electric, USED in original box. $100 Firm. Text 724961-8104 Z-EDGE VEHICLE TRAVELING RECORDER - Windshield mount. New in Box $100. Text 724-961-8104 UNUSUAL COFFEE MUGS - with ceramic dolls on handles; new 2 for $10; will ship for additional $10. 412-2793288 or text 412-613-3369 HOCKEY CARDS - Topps 1990 complete set 396 hockey picture cards. $15. 724-938-8482 WINE SET - New Wolfgang Puck, 7 piece wine set. $15. 724-938-8482 1966 AND 1967 U.S. MINT - Sets. $10 each. 724938-8482 MOTORCYCLE - 1979 Yamaha XS Eleven Special. Good condition with 24,864 miles. Asking $1,750. 724-938-8240

CLASSIFIEDS FISHING BOAT – 16 Ft, 25 H.P. Electric start Mercury outboard motor, fish finder, Livewell, tons of extras. Great Christmas gift for young fisherman. Will deliver. $25,000 package – will sacrifice for $6,000. 724-366-9524 BASEBALL CARD SET – 1991 Leaf, original box with extras. Fine condition. $20. 412-638-3351 CHRISTMAS BALLS – Well over 100, different colors and gold and silver beaded. $10. 724-929-8259 CHRISTMAS CENTERPIECE – Beautiful, 24-inch circular (must see). $10. 724-929-8259 ELECTRIC RANGE – 30-inch, Admiral, white. Looks good, works, 4 burners and original instruction guide. $45. 412884-0886 FIREWOOD – Three(3) huge stacks. Cut into logs. Only $20 each. Will help load. 412-819-7623 DESIGNER PURSES – Ten(10). Moving, will sacrifice for $8 each. 412-819-7623 TURKEY GUN – Benelli, Super Black Eagle, left hand model. New in case. $1,400. 724-366-9524 BLACK LEATHER COAT – Men’s, Wilson, full length, size large. Paid $400. Asking $75. 724-258-2364 BLACK LEATHER BOMBER JACKET – Men’s, size large. Paid $275. Asking $40. 724-258-2364 FIGURINE COLLECTION – Retired, Home Interiors, porcelain ‘Denim Days’ – priced between $10 - $20. 724-258-2364 SILVER PUNCH BOWL SET – with tray, ladle and goblets. Valued at $800. Asking $100. 724-258-2364 FILING CABINET – 2 drawer, wood grain finish. $20. 724-258-2364 AUTOMOTIVE ITEMS - 2 Engine Stands - $30. Over 200 bolts & nuts, fine thread 7/16” x 20 x 1”. $10. NASCAR Magazines, $10. 412-425-0342

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WATERPROOF MATTRESS COVER - queen size, excellent. $35. 412-736-6223 AEROBED PILLOWTOP 24 INCH AIR MATTRESS - queen size. Built-in air pump for easy inflation and deflation. Includes carry bag, excellent. $225. 412-736-6223 MICHAEL JACKSON RECORDS - I have original still in package, never opened, 8 Michael Jackson in picture sleeves, colored vinyl set of 45s. $75. Call or text to 724-5181951 or rdbarbour@gmail.com PITTSBURGH STEELERS - Super Bowl XIV color team photo, 11x14. $20. 724-941-1728 SUPER BOWL X PROGRAM - Steelers vs. Cowboys. 119 pages. Excellent condition, $50. 724-941-1728 TEA POT COLLECTION – 15 teapots, $3 - $5 each. 724-745-6218 AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS – Set of torches, Acceylne + Oxygen. Harris Gauges, steel cart – commercial size – full. $150. 412-341-3677 LARGE SNACK MACHINE – Holds over 400 items, chips, cookies, gum and more. Accepts $1-$5 bills and gives change. Call for pricing. 724-797- 2251 CARRIER OIL FURNACE – with A/C unit, includes all paperwork and instructions. Call for pricing. 724-797-2251 POOL TABLE – FREE. 4’ x 8’ Brunswick, includes balls, racks, sticks. Needs new cloth. You haul. 724-797-2251 DINNERWARE – Snowman, 4-piece place settings. Call for photos. $30. 724-413-1119 2015 HONDA PIONEER - 500 SxS, Camo. (extras) roof, windshield, winch, all aluminum skid plates. 323 miles. Paid $11,500. Selling for $9,500. 412-751-3409 PRESSURE WASHER – Karocher, Exc. Condition. $40. 724-942-7295

January 2021 CHROME BICYCLE – Older. $30. 412-884-4873 1903 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE – Nice condition. $375. 724-942-7295 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - Annual Swimsuit editions. 33 editions from 1981. Most copies have mailing labels. Price is for all 33. $160. 724-941-1728 1905 INDIAN HEAD PENNY - MS-63+ graded by North Shore Numismatics. $50. 724-941-1728 COCA-COLA - collectible Vintage Springbok 2,000 piece puzzle – 1986. $20 724-941-1728 1985 SEA NYMPH - deep v 17',40 hp merc, 9.9 mariner,50# minn Kota, load rite trailer, Bimini top $1,500 or best offer. 724-799-3178 TIRES (SNOW) - (4) Michelin X-Ice XI3 Snow Tires. 225/50 R17. 13, 367 miles - 7/8 32nds Thread. Excellent Snow Tires. $350. 412-535-3744 CERAMIC NATIVITY SET – 22 piece, light tan color. Trimmed in 18 karat gold. Manger included. $75. 724-258-7531 MINI FOOTBALL HELMETS – 12 college teams, 13 NFL teams. Display shelves included. $150 each or best offer. Also have regulation Pitt football helmet. 724-258-7531 PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Commemorative envelope, “Team of the 70’s”. $5. 412-425-0342 BEER CANS – Starter collection. Over 250 empty cans. A number of interesting cans. $75 or best offer. Call after 4pm, 724-288-6967 CARPET CLEANER – Bissel Proheat, Cleanshot, Excellent Condition. Used twice. Paid $299. Asking $100. 724684-7199 VINTAGE AROUND THE WORLD DOLLS - 6 1/2 inches from 7 countries and 2 brides; all $15. 412-2793288 or text 412-613-3369


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FINLEYVILLE BREWING – Old Beer bottles and memorabilia items from Finleyville Brewing wanted. Will pay top dollar! Call 424-215-9385 U.S. STEEL LOGO ITEMS – Old memorabilia, collectibles and items with U.S. Steel logo wanted. Call 424-215-9385 WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. OLD HOT WHEEL CARS - Redlines. 1968 to 1977. A few or your collection. Can meet. Also have PayPal. 724 984 9085 OLD INSULATORS - buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724.782.0539 SEARCHING FOR THE SONG- “Here in my heart” by Al Martino greatest hits. On CD or Cassette. 724-929-8759 SPORTS MEMORABILIA - Buying Vintage Sports and non-sports cards, pre-1980’s. Also memorabilia, pennants, ticket stubs, autographs, programs and items from Forbes Field. 724-205-8620 BUYING SPORTS CARDS – Baseball Cards, Basketball Cards and Football Cards. Don’t throw out that old box of cards from your kid or ex-husband! Give me a call first. Paying Cash. 412-760-2291 SEALED WHISKEY/BOURBON - Cash paid for sealed vintage Bourbon, Scotch, Rye and Whisky. Call/Text 614499-6589

DOG SUPPLIES - dog crates, dog baby buggies, dog back packs and dog steps. Angels for Animals. 724-941-5737 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 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737.

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LOT TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME - 60’ x 200’ $41,500, close to 43, Monongahela. 724-258-8453 2 CEMETERY PLOTS - Jefferson Memorial Cemetery/Garden of the Cross. Sellers will pay transfer fee. Vaults Included. $3,000. Call (724)565-6122 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora. 4 lots, 1 vault, $500 each. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Save $4,000 on (2) burials. Garden of all Faiths (Lawn Crypt) 2020 at need price $7,995, includes lot, vault for two(2), bronze memorial with vase, and granite base. Asking $3,000. 724-379-6866 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – 4 lots – Garden of the Cross. $1,500 OBO. 412-384-4374

NOTICES SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details. REWARD - Black onyx heart ring stolen while resident of The Paramount Bethel Park. No questions asked. Nuclearbt@msn.com

------------ PETS-------*BUNNIES FOR SALE - mixed colors, very cute! Does and bucklings 12 weeks old. $20 each. Handled every day, very tame and sweet. Located near Hundred WV. 724-447-2726, ask for Jenny. 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 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737.

Owner recently passed away and family is in search of a loving forever home for these two friendly bonded seniors. Bentley is a 10 yr old black lab and Malcom is a 12 yr old pointer mix. Malcom is a certified therapy dog. Both are trained house dogs, are full of energy and need a fenced yard and space to run and/or regular walks. Both are social dogs and good with people, kids and other dogs. Bentley is on some maintenance medications (athritis, allergies), however both are in good health and up to date on vaccinations, medical records available. Must be kept together, all belongings (beds, bowls, toys, leashes, etc) come with the dogs. Owner's sister is currently caring for the dogs and would prefer to remain in touch after adoption. For more info contact Elaine at 412-266-4670

WAREHOUSE SPACES FOR LEASE Monongahela and Monessen. Various warehouse sizes ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 17,600 sq ft. Please call Mon River Realty at 724-350-0401. SELLING A FARM OR HOUSE? Advertise it here and neighboring publications. We can help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-450-6631 or visit our site at MACnetOnline.com SELLING YOUR OWN PROPERTY? Need to advertise it in your local paper and others like it? We have the placement services to help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800450-6631 or online at MACnetOnline.com

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KEEP IT SIMPLE HANDYMAN - Electric, and Plumbing. Reasonable Rates! Call today 412-2535163. KeepItSimpleHandyman.com Schwartz Painting.com - Servicing Westmoreland and Allegheny County. Painting, Power Washing and Staining. Give Chad a call today. 412-443-0341

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First Class Cleaning Services - Serving Allegheny and Washington County. Residential and Commercial. Talk with Tracy today 724-261-7378 MUSICAL PERFORMER – Available to play guitar and sing for any weddings, parties, nursing homes, and other events. Small fee (and sometimes “free”.) I’ve been told I should be in Nashville! My music is for all age groups. Please call William Evans 724-618-4819 or 724-258-3637

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