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Bocce Brings People Together In Baldwin By Matthew Peaslee With the sun shining, temperatures warming and social distancing guidelines being lifted, more people are heading out in groups across the South Hills and Mon Valley area. In North Baldwin, a group has been meeting each Tuesday to play bocce on the yard near St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. “It’s fun,” said Mike Woshner. “It’s informal and everyone is invited to play.” About a dozen people are coming out for the games and Woshner said more will be joining in the coming weeks. “Come as you are,” Woshner said. “There are no formal teams. We do keep score but no special skills are required.” Woshner said a horseshoes set was taken from the old St. Norbert Church and set up at the St. Albert campus. Many other activities take place in the large, spacious and flat St. Albert parking lot. It is a popular space for bikeriding, hopscotch, jogging and now bocce. The formal game of bocce is played on actual courts, Woshner notes, but lawn bocce is very popular across the country. “We’re just happy that we can start gathering again,” Woshner said. “It’s great seeing people trying to get out and do more after being inside for most of the last year.” With the summer months approaching, hopefully there will be more outdoor fun ahead.

Car Show Slated in Donora for July 18 The Donora Fire Co. will hold their 12th Annual Car Show on Sunday July 18, 2021 at Palmer Park in Donora. Registration will begin at 10:00AM. Event will feature food, a Chinese auction, and over 40 trophies will be awarded. For further information call 724-379-7870.


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With Shift to ‘Level 2,’ Cal U Moves Closer to Pre-Pandemic Experience California University of Pennsylvania Eases Restrictions For Summer, Plans Full Schedule Of In-Person Classes In Fall As Pennsylvania relaxes its limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings, Cal U is “leveling up” for summer and looking ahead to fall. Robert Thorn, interim president at California University of Penns–ylvania, announced today that Cal U will move one step closer to pre-pandemic operations for the university’s summer term. “Most of our Summer College classes have always been offered online, and that will continue this summer,” Thorn said. “But telework is winding down, and all staff are returning to campus. Moving from Level 3 to Level 2 for the summer gives our employees and guests a chance to transition gradually as we prepare to resume normal operations and welcome back students this fall.” Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Cal U has used its four-level Guide to Operations as a blueprint for campus activities. The university operated at Level 3 during the spring semester, with about 50% of classes held in person, most residence hall rooms occupied by just one student, and many meetings and student activities held via Zoom. Now, at Level 2, masks are not required outdoors. Individuals who are fully vaccinated – two weeks after their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – no longer are required to wear masks on campus, although social distancing is still recommended. Employees, students and guests who are not yet fully vaccinat-

ed must continue to wear a mask indoors. “In keeping with our University’s core values of integrity, civility and responsibility, we trust that our students and employees will monitor their own health and use the ‘honor system’ when deciding how to interact safely with others,” Thorn said. If the summertime shift is successful and the pandemic continues to wane, Cal U expects to resume a full schedule of in-person classes, oncampus events and student activities – Level 1 – in late August. “Health and safety concerns are still paramount,” Thorn said. “We will continue to monitor the public health situation, as well as CDC and state Health Department guidelines, as our campus community gradually returns to prepandemic practices. “We’ve all seen how quickly conditions can change. But as vaccinations become readily available and coronavirus infections decline, we’re easing back toward a more typical college experience. Our students are craving connection. They’re ready to get back to whatever our ‘new normal’ looks like. ‘Leveling up’ for summer is one more step toward that goal.”


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FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL - Mon Valley Paws will be holding a Food Truck Festival on Saturday, June 5 from 12:00 noon – 5:00 PM at the City Park Walking Track in Monessen. Participating trucks to include: StrEat Catering (American Fare, lemondare); Sunny’s Pierogies (Stuffed Cabbage, Hot Sausage, Shaved Ice); Revival Pasta (Gourmet Pasta and toppings); Truckin’ Triangles (Stuffed Tortillas, Dessert Triangles); Procaffenation (Coffee, Lattes, Espressos)

JUNE 5 23RD ANNUAL “FLEATIQUE ON THE MON” - The 23rd Annual Fleatique on the Mon will be held in Chess Park, and through-out Monongahela and New Eagle on Saturday June 5, from 8:00AM until 3:00PM. Crafter and antique dealers will be featured in Chess Park, while flea market vendors and information booths will be located on Third Street. Food Vendors will be located at both locations. This event is known as the largest street sale in Southwestern Pennsylvania! Running along a three-mile stretch of Main Street, also Route 88, 837 and 136, in Monongahela and New Eagle, businesses, churches, and homeowners participate with yard sales, bazaars, rummage sales and

garage sales. Free parking and free admission. This event is sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 724-258-5919 for more information. Or visit www.monongahelaareachamber.org.

JUNE 8 ANNUAL COIN AUCTION The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held on Tuesday evening June 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM. The meeting will take place at the Bethel Park Municipal building located at 5100 West Library Avenue in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This months program will be the annual coin auction. A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-9846611.

JUNE 8 CLOTHES 4U MINISTRY - The Clothes 4U ministry of the First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon, will be open to the public on Tuesday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. For this month, we ask that you continue to wear your mask. We will accept donations at that time or if that is not convenient,

please call the office to make arrangements. Please remember, if you have an immediate need or wish to drop off donations, feel free to call the church office with your request 724-929-4696 and we will do our best to serve you on an individual basis. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

JUNE 12 CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW A Craft and Vendor show will be held on June 12 at Crowne Plaza (Across from South Hills Village) in Bethel Park. More than 20 crafters and vendors will gather from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the Circle of Light Fellowship Church Building Fundraiser. This event will feature vendors such as Color Street, Pampered Chef, Younique, Doterra, Pink Zebra, Avon Paparazzi, Jordan Essentials and more. Admission and parking are free. There will be a Chinese style auction featuring a basket from each of the vendors. All monies raised will go towards the purchase of land and building for the new CLF church. Any questions please contact Heather Viola at 412337-6763.

JUNE 12 JEWELRY SALE AND BOOK SALE - The West Newton Library

will be holding a Jewelry Sale and ‘Fill a bag’ book sale on June 12, from 9:00AM – 3:00PM in the parking lot of the library during the West Newton Community Days town wide yard sales, and Vine Street vendors. There will be masks and distancing, on sale will be fill a bag books $5. and beautiful jewelry that has been donated by patrons – including rings, pins, necklaces and bracelets. Book and jewelry dealers are welcome. The West Newton Library is located at 124 N. Water St. in West Newton, PA. For mor info, call 724-633-0798.

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FUNDRAISER EVENT - Celene’s Angels will be holding an event on Sunday, June 13 to help raise funds for area men and women who are in active breast cancer treatment. The event will be held from 1:30PM – 5:00PM at Ripple’s on the Creek, 807 Dry Run Road Monongahela, PA. This fun event will feature Bingo, a cash bar, music DJ, food available for purchase from the La Casa Del Taco food truck, 2 large basket auctions, small games of chance, raffles and a 50/50 drawing! Tickets are just $20 each in advance, (no tickets will be sold at the door), and includes 5 games of bingo, light snacks and music from Washington County's #1 D.J. Jammin Jodi. All proceeds benefit Celene’s Angels, a Non-profit


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Charity 501©3 that helps men and women in the 412 and 724 area codes in active breast cancer treatment. Hand Sanitizer will be available. Masks are required. Contact Celene Petre 724-255-0627 for tickets or www.celenesangels.org

JUNE 21 ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCATION - The Rostraver Sportsmen Association located at 539 Cedar Creek Rd, in Belle Vernon, Pa will hold their monthly meeting on Monday June 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications for membership are now being accepted from both men and women. For more information call 724-984-6611, or visit the website www.rostraversca.org.

JUNE 22 THEATRE PERFORMANCE Belle Vernon Public Library will kick off summer with a performance at the Community Bank Park of “The Very Grumpy Monkey.” Slated for Tuesday, June 22, at 11 a.m., the event will feature the Books Come Alive troop of Greensburg’s Stage Right! theatre school. The play tells the story of a monkey made out of sorts by quarantining and being apart from his friends. When everyone asks why he’s so grumpy, he only gets

grumpier. Stage Right’s Books Come Alive presentations are performed at libraries and schools in the region with professional theatre artists, colorful costumes, props and storytelling techniques designed spark a love of books. The performance is free and open to the public. Community Bank Park is located at 725 Graham St. in North Belle Vernon near the Dairy Queen. The library will also have a door prize for one lucky winner to receive a basket of monkey themed books and toys. For more info, please call the library at 724-929-6642.

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For some people, making others feel comfortable comes naturally to them. When Jody Collins, RN, was 16 years old, she felt a sense of peace in providing comfort to her terminally ill grandmother. It was that experience that made her want to help others in the best way possible — as a nurse. As a registered nurse caring for patients and their families on Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Medical/ Surgical/Rehabilitation units, she strives to make their experiences the best possible. For her dedication to patients, families and co-workers, Ms. Collins was named the 2021 Cameos of Caring Awardee at the Hospital’s May 6 Cameos Breakfast. She was one of 12 distinguished MVH nurses who were nominated by their peers for this award. “Being a nurse to me is the most satisfying job in the world because I get to help other people,” Ms. Collins said. “Being a nurse gives me joy and happiness. I feel blessed that I am able to do this job and work with such caring professionals at Monongahela Valley Hospital.” In addition to sharing her love for nursing by encouraging others to consider the profession, Ms. Collins serves as a mentor for nursing students. At MVH, her peers look to her

Sherry Watkins, MBA, MSN, RN, senior vice president of Nursing, (l.) presents the Cameos of Caring Award to Jody Collins, RN

as a role model. From working closely with physicians to provide patients with the highest quality of care, to bringing in clothes for those in need and making it possible for patients to video chat with their loved ones during the COVID pandemic, Ms. Collins is continually observed going above and beyond for her patients and co-workers. “Jody was nominated by her peers because she steps in and anticipates others’ needs,” said Sherry Watkins, MBA, MSN, RN, senior vice president of Nursing. “She shows excellent leadership skills and is a respected member of our nursing staff.”

Fundraiser Event in Monongahela to Assist Breast Cancer Patients Calling ALL Angels! Celene’s Angels will be holding an event on Sunday, June 13 to help raise funds for area men and women who are in active breast cancer treatment. The event will be held from 1:30PM – 5:00PM at Ripple’s on the Creek, 807 Dry Run Road Monongahela, PA. This fun event will feature Bingo, a cash bar, music DJ, food available for purchase from the La Casa Del Taco food truck, 2 large basket auctions, small games of chance, raffles and a 50/50 drawing! Tickets are just $20 each in advance, (no tickets will be sold at the door), and includes 5 games of bingo, light snacks and music from Washington County's #1 D.J. Jammin Jodi. All proceeds benefit Celene’s Angels, a Non-profit Charity 501©3 that helps men and women in the 412 and 724 area codes in active breast cancer treatment. Hand Sanitizer will be available. Masks are required. Contact Celene Petre 724-255-0627 for tickets or www.celenesangels.org


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Nurses Club Awards Scholarships, and Will Install New Officers The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club awarded four scholarships in May and selected the recipient of the Mary Agnes Powers Memorial Scholarship. The criteria are based on academic standing, merit and need. An Applicant must be entering his or her senior year in a diploma, associate degree or bachelor degree program or final semester of a graduate nursing program. The recipients for May 2021 are: • Savanah Rose Scarff, Gannon University BSN student awarded the Mary Agnes Powers Memorial Scholarship and SWPA RN Club Scholarship. • Ramatu Abuakar, University of Pittsburgh BSN student awarded a SWPA RN Club Scholarship. • Jennifer McChesney, Geneva College BSN student, awarded a SWPA RN Club Scholarship. • Mackenzie Musser, Robert Morris University BSN student, awarded a SWPA RN Club Scholarship. The annual scholarship Fall fundraiser is pending. The club plans to install the following officers for 2021-2022 this summer. • President - Sharon Munson, • Vice-President - Mary O’Connor • Treasurer - Stephanie Gardiner • Recording Secretary - Carol Wind • Corresponding Secretary - Patty Moore

23rd Annual “Fleatique on the Mon” The 23rd Annual Fleatique on the Mon will be held in Chess Park, and through-out Monongahela and New Eagle on Saturday June 5, from 8:00AM until 3:00PM. Crafter and antique dealers will be featured in Chess Park, while flea market vendors and information booths will be located on Third Street. Food Vendors will be located at both locations. This unique event is known as the largest street sale in Southwestern Pennsylvania! Running along a three-mile stretch of Main Street, also Route 88, 837 and 136, in Monongahela and New Eagle, businesses, churches, and homeowners participate with yard sales, bazaars, rummage sales and garage sales. Free parking and free admission. This event is sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Call the Chamber at 724-258-5919 for more information. Or visit www.monongahelaareachamber.org.

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Friends of South Park Township Library to Hold June Meeting, Offering 3-Month Fitness Special The Friends of South Park Township Library will hold their annual fiscal year-end meeting on Tuesday, June 29 at the fireplace inside the South Park Township Library. Members are welcome to attend. Since the library is now open only to 8 PM, their meeting will begin promptly at 6:45 PM. Anyone wishing to attend, should be at meeting 5 minutes before meeting begins. Officers for 2021-22 will be announced at this meeting. Community Day to be discussed also possible fall Book Sale. Health guidelines will be in place. Wear masks, please.

“3 Month Fitness Special” Once again, Friends of South Park Township Library is offering their “3 fitness summer months Special." During the months of June, July and August, you'll be able to try each and every class (4 different ones), as often in a week, as you'd like. Cost is just $99 for 3 months. Classes offered are: • Power Cut/ Lifting: Mondays, 9:15-10:30 • Floor & More: Wednesdays, 9:15-10:30 • Booty Blast: Fridays, 9:15-10:30 • Overweight and Out Of Shape: Saturdays 9-10 AM Try one particular class or mix and match. Info sheets on all the Friends' classes can be found on the Friends' Information stand in the library. Classes held in air-conditioned Sout Park Township Community Center Building, Brownsville Rd across from Bavarian Village. Plenty of parking available. EVERYONE WILL FOLLOW HEALTH GUIDELINES STILL IN PLACE. Experience "Friends classes" taught by Fran Campas. Passes can be bought at classes from her. Wear comfortable shoes, clothing for easy, flexible, more comfortable movements. Bring towel/mat; EXERCISE at your own pace. Have set of small hand weights? Bring them along, if you wish. Need more info on classes? Call Fran 412 835-1151. Pay cash/check. Make checks out to Friends of S.P. Library; mark “Summer Fitness classes”on it.

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West Newton Library to Hold Jewelry Sale and Book Sale The West Newton Library will be holding a Jewelry Sale and ‘Fill a bag’ book sale on June 12, from 9:00AM – 3:00PM in the parking lot of the library during the West Newton Community Days town wide yard sales, and Vine Street vendors. There will be masks and distancing, on sale will be fill a bag books $5. and beautiful jewelry that has been donated by patrons – including rings, pins, necklaces and bracelets. Book and jewelry dealers are welcome. The West Newton Library is located at 124 N. Water St. in West Newton, PA. For more info, call 724-633-0798.


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Clothes 4U Ministry in Belle Vernon Announces June Open Dates The Clothes 4U ministry of the First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon, will be open to the public on Tuesday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. For this month, we ask that you continue to wear your mask. We will accept donations at that time or if that is not convenient, please call the office to make arrangements. Please remember, if you have an immediate need or wish to drop off donations, feel free to call the church office with your request 724-929-4696 and we will do our best to serve you on an individual basis. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

DAR Chapter Honors Three Area Students With ‘Good Citizen’ Awards Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution honored three area students with the DAR Good Citizen Award this spring. The DAR Good Citizen Award is to reward individuals who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. Teachers and the school’s senior class select the students. Once a student is chosen as a high school’s DAR Good Citizen, they are invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program by submitting an essay. The essay winner is selected by independent judges. This year’s focus question was, “How do the combined actions of so many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?” The following students are the DAR Good Citizens winner in their school districts: • Charlize George of Cannon McMillan High School • Samantha Seewald of Upper St. Clair High School • Riley Sweet of Mt. Lebanon High School

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Samantha Seewald of Upper St. Clair High School was one of three recipients of the DAR Good Citizen Award

Miss George was selected as the Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter Good Citizen winner and received a token monetary award. Miss Seewald is pictured. Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter, NSDAR is a chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR promotes Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism. For further information about the organization or becoming a member, visit bethelfifeanddrum.org.

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NEW HISTORICAL SOCIETY FORMING: The Ancient American Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania By Lawrence Gallant “America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.” — Oscar Wilde Few people reading this article have any idea of the fabulous cultures that once inhabited our local areas of South Park, Mingo, Finleyville, Elrama, Bunola, Monongahela, etc., or are aware of the wonders beneath our feet yet to be found. In fact, the entirety of western Pennsylvania all the way to Erie, has evidences of people who lived and visited here back to days B.C. After previous articles the author has been ridiculed by people who “know better” so we will tread lightly here until you join our historical society and become educated. Perhaps foremost of ancient artifacts found in this area is what appears to be a French monolith

found on the bank of Peters Creek, below Clairton. The story goes that it was a marker for a hoard of gold coins that was destined for Quebec to aid in the war effort against the British but was buried due to heavy Indian presence. We have located the remains of the monolith but its marker plate is missing. It may still be on that hillside below Clairton, dislodged when the stone fell or was pushed. I have also found a broken monolith in Piney Fork Creek and the remains of possibly three rock shelters there. Also, a definite rock shelter west of Route 19, above the road to Lawrence that has never been excavated. Everyone knows the story of Dr. James Adovasio and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter. He visits Meadowcroft only once a year now and speaks of his latest investigations at sites on the shores of the Gulf of

Mexico when the sea level was 300feet lower than it is now. Perhaps we could take in his next lecture as a class this summer. His book, The First Americans, is the first one we will study as a group. Both to get your feet wet in the history of archaeology and the story of Meadowcroft, the oldest site yet excavated in our area and a good starting point for newcomers. The book is not dry by any means and is entertaining and often amusing. Like the story of the female squad leader at one of his excavation sites who refused to wear a shirt. Dr. Adovasio also tells of the pig-headedness and prejudice of certain “academians” who “know better” and refuse to acknowledge new findings that we are sure to run across in our investigations. One such subject is that of ancient fortresses which abound on the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers, starting at Pittsburgh and continuing the length of the Mon to its source at Fairmont, West Virginia, which contained seven fortresses at one time. But we will save that subject for our class discussions, including three ancient forts that I have located in person on the north shore of the Mon near the city of Monongahela. The foundation of a local farmer’s house was built with stones from the fort along with an entire barn. A friend in Monongahela has his own museum containing thousands of items from local sites which fills his entire basement and two-car garage. One of his artifacts is a rare, engraved “shaman” disc from the Mississippian Culture that was

recently recovered from Mingo Creek. Another is a large vase which has what may be a Viking ship engraved on each side recovered from a large mound atop Mound Street in Monongahela, now the site of a baseball field. Sadly, my friend’s house, and the entire neighborhood, has been condemned due to mine subsidence and the fate of his artifacts is problematic. George Washington built Fort Necessity at that site because the ground had already been cleared by an ancient race, the remains of their bulwarks supposedly still exist in the surrounding woods. A “medieval” sword has been recovered from the site and was once on display at the Fort Necessity museum, along two large copper plates that once covered the faces of two giants of the Adena race found on Peter’s Creek. We have the copper plates but the sword has been relocated to Ohio and disappeared, but I have the photo. I could go on and on. Suffice it to say that we are forming an Ancient American History Society and would like to hear from interested parties. We are offering a limited time free membership. Enjoy online classes, future lectures, monthly photos of enigmatic finds, and more. Learn about the ancient races that once inhabited and visited this country and our area. Please write to me at: Ancient Americans, PO Box 139, South Park, PA 15129. Please include your e-mail address, questions and whatever information you care to impart. I will reply in early June with further information and an application form. Thank you.

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Rostraver Sportsmen Association to Meet June 21 The Rostraver Sportsmen Association located at 539 Cedar Creek Rd, in Belle Vernon, Pa will hold their monthly meeting on Monday June 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications for membership are now being accepted from both men and women. For more information call 724-984-6611, or visit the website www.rostraversca.org.

Food Truck Festival in Monessen – June 5 Mon Valley Paws will be holding a Food Truck Festival on Saturday, June 5 from 12:00 noon – 5:00 PM at the City Park Walking Track in Monessen. Participating trucks to include: • StrEat Catering (American Fare, lemondare) • Sunny’s Pierogies (Stuffed Cabbage, Hot Sausage, Shaved Ice) • Revival Pasta (Gourmet Pasta and toppings) • Truckin’ Triangles (Stuffed Tortillas, Dessert Triangles) • Procaffenation (Coffee, Lattes, Espressos) Mon Valley Paws (formerly Monessen PuppyUp) mission is to provide assistance to individuals and other non-profit organizations who specialize in health care and the rescue of animals.

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Peters Creek Historical Society Hosts Veterans Breakfast Club June 27

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Peters Creek Historical Society will welcome Mr. Todd Depastino of Mt. Lebanon, as guest speaker of the Veterans Breakfast Club to its June 27 meeting. His topic will be on the women of World War II. The mission of the Veterans Breakfast Club is to create communities of listening around veterans, their stories and to ensure that this living history will never be forgotten. To understand and value the experiences of our military veterans is a primary objective of the Veterans Breakfast Club. The public is welcome to attend, listen, learn and honor veteran history and to support the mission of the club, on Monday, June 27 at 7:30pm, Wrights United Methodist Church., 788 Venetia Road, Venetia.

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SAVE THE DATE Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Purse Bash Set For September 11 The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Authentic Coach/Michael Kors/Cash & Gift Card Bash on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The Chamber fundraiser will be held at the New Eagle V.F.D. Social hall. Doors open at 5:00PM and drawings start at 6:00PM. 7 Cash Drawings/9 Handbag drawings and 3 gift card drawings. Drawings every 10 minutes. Donation is $25 for two numbers and dinner is included in ticket price. Visit our website to purchase tickets www.monongahelaareachamber.org or call 724-258-5919 for more information.

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South Hills Children’s Choir Offering Auditions and Summer Academy

DRIVE THRU & VIRTUAL AUDITIONS Calling all young singers in the South Hills! South Hills Children’s Choir (SHCC) is offering DriveThru and Virtual auditions on June 11-13 or August 15-17 at View Crest Church in Eighty Four, PA. Auditions are simple, taking about 10 minutes with no preparations necessary. Visit shcchoir.org to learn how and then email Heather at office@shcchoir.org to sign up today. Find time for the lasting effects of great music, solid technique, clear focus, and quality friendships this coming school year. Ages 8-10? No need to audition for ‘Canticle’, our newcomer choir - simply go to our website to download a registration form, fill it in, and return it with the registration fee. Unsure? Ask at office@shcchoir.org. Singers ages 11-18 can audition for placement in our intermediate choir ‘Concordia’ or our advanced group ‘Cadenza’. Go to shcchoir.org, download an audition

form, and email it to Heather at office@shcchoir.org to set up a time. Students from all musical backgrounds and walks of life welcome. View Crest Presbyterian Church is located at 833 Linden Road in Eighty Four, PA

SUMMER SING ACADEMY: Looking for fresh air, friendship, and fun this summer? The South Hills Children’s Choir presents the first ever SUMMER SING ACADEMY (SSA). Youth ages 8 to 18 experience vocal music with classes in harmony, a cappella singing, beat boxing, vocal technique and more taught by the experienced SHCC faculty and expert teaching artists. SSA takes place July 7-9 from 9AM-2PM at View Crest Church. Registration is $55 per student and includes a healthy boxed lunch each day. Register at the website https://shcchoir.org/singacademy.hml today! Share your voice with our voice: Sing with us!

Annual Coin Auction at June Meeting of South Hills Coin Club

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The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held on Tuesday evening June 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM. The meeting will take place at the Bethel Park Municipal building located at 5100 West Library Avenue in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This months program will be the annual coin auction. A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.

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Elks Lodge 2213 and South Hills Movers Help Hurricane Victims

Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213 coordinated the collection of donations to help hurricane victims in Louisiana. Any member that wished to donate, could deliver the items to their lodge. South Hills Movers, donated the use of a truck, and their drivers have donated their time, to pick up and deliver the much needed items to the Shreveport Lodge 122, in Louisiana. The Shreveport lodge will handle getting the supplies to the areas in need.

VBS at West Newton First Church of God The West Newton First Church of God will be holding their Vacation Bible School from Sunday, June 13 through Thursday, June 17 from 6:15pm to 8:30pm. The VBS theme will be “1 God Only God” and will be held at 157 N. Second Street, West Newton, PA. Call 724-872-7467 with questions or to register.

Belle Vernon Library to Hold Show In The Park Belle Vernon Public Library will kick off summer with a performance at the Community Bank Park of “The Very Grumpy Monkey.” Slated for Tuesday, June 22, at 11 a.m., the event will feature the Books Come Alive troop of Greensburg’s Stage Right! theatre school. “We’re excited to offer this program as our feature event for children’s summer reading,” noted the library’s director, Elina Filander. “We’ll also use the park on Wednesday mornings through July for library programs, so getting kids out and together to see a book-inspired play seemed like a natural fit.” The play tells the story of a monkey made out of sorts by quarantining and being apart from his friends. When everyone asks why he’s so grumpy, he only gets grumpier. Stage Right’s Books Come Alive presentations are performed at libraries and schools in the region with professional theatre artists, colorful costumes, props and storytelling techniques designed spark a love of books. “It’s going be an outdoor show so it has to be weather permitting,” Filander explained. “Children will be sitting on the ground in the park so having a towel or cushion would be a great idea.” The performance is free and open to the public. Community Bank Park is located at 725 Graham St. in North Belle Vernon near the Dairy Queen. The library will also have a door prize for one lucky winner to receive a basket of monkey themed books and toys. For more info, please call the library at 724929-6642.

Craft And Vendor Show In Bethel Park A Craft and Vendor show will be held on June 12 at Crowne Plaza (Across from South Hills Village) in Bethel Park. More than 20 crafters and vendors will gather from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the Circle of Light Fellowship Church Building Fundraiser. This event will feature vendors such as Color Street, Pampered Chef, Younique, Doterra, Pink Zebra, Avon Paparazzi, Jordan Essentials and more. Admission and parking are free. There will be a Chinese style auction featuring a basket from each of the vendors. All monies raised will go towards the purchase of land and building for the new CLF church. Any questions please contact Heather Viola at 412-3376763.


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Recent Local Death Notices BALL, Helen Kay (WELLS), 86, of Mobile, AL (formerly of Pleasant Hills), died April 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BARTOLOTTA, Jennie E. (CORSI), 93, of Murrysville (formerly of Monongahela), died May 4. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BLACKBURN, Alma M. (COLLIN), 86, of Monongahela, died May 8. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BRIGGS, Kathryn Kay Minkovich, 89, of Rostraver, died April 23. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. BROOKS, Carole M. (ULLMAN), 85, of Monongahela, died May 8. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BUKOWSKI, Diane, 79, of Bethel Park, died May 11. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. BURGESS, Helen Marcella, 75, of North Charleroi, died April 21. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. CAMPBELL, Richard “Rick’, 66, formerly of Bethel Park, died April 25. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. CAROTHERS, Robert, 74, of Bethel Park, died April 28. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. CELASCHI, Dr. Donald A., 87, of Charleroi, died May 14. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi DEAR, David E., 76, of Peters Township, died May 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DeSANTIS, Dorothy (Dick), 95, of Mt. Lebanon (formerly of Bethel Park), died May 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

DEVINE, Elizabeth M., 92, of West Mifflin, died April 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DIULUS, John J., 85, of Whitehall, died April 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DRAUCKER, Donald L., 89, of New Eagle (formerly of Washington, PA), died April 24. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. DUDASH, Joseph, 84, of West Mifflin, died April 24. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. EDMUNDSON, Nancy T., 81, of South Park, died May 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FISHEL, Jean M., 90, of Bethel Park, died May 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GURCAK, Paul Jerome, 63, of South Park, died April 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HAFNER, Richard “Haf”, 84, of Clairton, died April 26. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. HARTMAN, James P. “Jimmy”, 64, of Allenport, died May 6. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. HEISLER, Margaret Louise, 59, of Whitehall, died May7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HINDS, Charlotte A. (GRIMES), 80, of Pleasant Hills, died May 17. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. HOLZER, Frederick Paul, 78, of Baldwin, died April 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

HUSENITS, Charles E. “Sunshine”, 85, of Stockdale, died April 19. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. KASH, Katherine “Kutchie”, 90, of Charleroi, died April 17. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. KERNICKY, Robert “Bob”, 79, of Bethel Park, died April 27. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. KISTER, Wendy, 72, of North Charleroi, died April 17. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. KRAMER, Marcella, 79, of Bethel Park, died May 14. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. LISKAY, Robert, 78, of West Mifflin, died April 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LLOYD, Judith A., 71, of West Elizabeth, died April 20. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LOMBARDI, Renee A., 65, of Bethel Park (formerly of Monongahela), died May 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LOWMILLER, Olive Mae, 87, of Bethel Park, died May 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MANGINO, Maria, 69, of West Mifflin, died April 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MASSIMINO, Mary Helen Hollerich, 95, of South Park, died May 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McCORMICK, Katherine “Kathy” (BARBERA), 81, of Jefferson Hills, died May 12. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

MEYER, Robert “Bob”, 71, of Whitehall, died April 28. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. MOATS, Paul S., 87, of Fallowfield Township, died April 24. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MOORE, Sylvan “Max” Charles, 82, of Baldwin, died May 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MOORE, Thomas Dalton, 78, of West Mifflin, died April 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MURRAY, William Jr., of Baldwin, died May 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. NATALI, Thomas, 88, of Bethel Park, died April 22. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. NELLIGAN, Patricia “Pat” Joanne (FLANAGAN), 90, of Baldwin, died May 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. NOAKES, Raymond “Ray” C., 75, of Finleyville, died May 7. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. OSBORNE, Nora Lee, 93, of Roscoe, died April 28. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. PALMER, Edward, 59, of Bethel Park, died April 17. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. PATTERSON, Carlyn “Tawny” (VAN VOORHIS), 88, of Venetia, died April 25. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. PETTY, Robert Francis, 82, of Stockdale, died April 27. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. PHENICIE, Mary Byrne, 69, of South Park, died May 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.


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Local Worship Westminster Presbyterian Welcomes New Senior Pastor When people think about clergy and how they came to their calling, they might begin to think about their backgrounds, experiences, college majors and even what they did in earlier careers. Some might imagine a liberal arts major who studied history and religion. Others might think about a psychology major who spent time as a social worker. Chances are, though, that people may not think about individuals who majored in business and worked in the corporate world before feeling their call. At Westminster Presbyterian Church, in Upper St. Clair, that’s not only what happened to the new Senior Pastor and Head of Staff. It’s also the story of the Associate Pastor for Congregational Care. As it moves toward its 75th anniversary, the Rev. Dr. Jo Forrest, newly arrived from a church in greater Chicago, was called to Westminster in January of this year. She is only the fifth senior pastor to serve in those 70+ years. Prior to her call to the ministry, Dr. Forrest consulted with banks in projects to increase profitability by becoming more attuned to the needs of their customers. In reflecting on the tran-

sition, Dr. Forrest explained the motivations for the change as well as the strengths that her former career lends to her church leadership. “I never expected to make a midcareer change from management consulting to the ministry, but I appreciate how very challenging it may feel to be a capitalist and faithful Christian at the same time. No one need check his or her faith at the office door. Quite the contrary, faith equips us to excel.” From the congregation’s point of view, this background is amplified by the fact that Rev. Louise Rogers, the pastor charged with Congregational Care, brings the same business mindset to running programs while always focusing on any organization’s greatest asset – its people. Rev. Rogers notes, “Jesus cared and listened to the stories people brought to him. Our opportunity, in any walk of life, is to listen well while showing compassion as we interact. People first – programs and productivity flow best when people are the priority.” While it might raise eyebrows in some churches, the professional experience of these two pastors is reflective of a sizable share of Westminster’s

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congregation who share similar careers to their two ordained leaders. David Heilman, the new Treasurer of the church, noted how the pastors’ understanding of organizations, finances and operations is helpful to him and to the church as a whole. He notes that, “The ministry leadership bringing an understanding of business and financial processes to their roles, helps the financial leadership of the church function in a more effective and coordinated manner.” As it turns out, Dr. Forrest is not the only relatively new member of the

greater Westminster staff. Denise Burke is now the Executive Director of the Westminster Early Childhood Education Program (WECEP). Ms. Burke holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Leadership and brings diverse experience to her new position. WECEP has also continued to adapt to COVID challenges. Dr. Forrest’s consulting background lets her guide the congregation with four questions she would ask corporate clients in her earlier life: 1.) What are we called to do? 2.) What is unique about the way we serve this community? 3.) Is it sustainable? 4.) How do we steward our resources? Fortunately, in answering those questions, Dr. Forrest and the congregation can start by looking to a key question asked by founding pastor Dr. John Galbreath. It closely mirrors a question he asked during his decades at the church: Where here do people hurt? The answer to that guided the early vision of Westminster’s call. It, and the other four questions, will continue to shape what Dr. Forrest, her team and her congregation will continue to do to serve members and the community in the church’s next 75 years.

Recent Local Death Notices QUIGLEY, Mary, 91, of Bethel Park, died May 15. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. ROSS, Richard “Rich”, 61, of Bethel Park, died April 30. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SANTORO, Dorothy J., 88, of Charleroi, died April 30. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. SICKELS, Harry Jr., 87, of Monongahela, died April 22.

Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. SLEITH, Robert F., 50, of New Eagle, died May 2. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. SMEARMAN, M. Diane, 72, of Bethel Park, died May 6. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. STEIN, Mary Borza, 87, of South Park, died May 6. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

STEWART, William “Bill” Jr., 73, of Eighty-four, died April 29. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. TAYLOR, Scott S., 51, of Clairton, died May 8. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. TORRANCE, Jay Neil, 76, of West Mifflin, died May 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

WAGELEY, Arlene Rita, 77, of Jefferson Hills, died April 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WANNAMAKER, Joan M., 58, of South Park, died April 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. YOUNG, Mary, 96, of West Mifflin, died April 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.


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SPORTS Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Banquet 2021 Postponed to 2022 Those individuals originally scheduled to be inducted into the Mid-Mon Valley All-Sports Hall of Fame as the Class of 2020 will now comprise the Class of 2022 and will be inducted at St. Spyridon Hellenic Center on Friday, June 17, 2022. The banquet for this year was again not feasible due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 pandemic. This will be the second consecutive year since 1995 that a class will not be inducted into the Mid-Mon Valley All-Sports Hall of Fame. The Class of 2022 will be comprised of coach Billy Connors, the late Major Corley, coach Jim Dumm, Bob Rosborough, Jon Green, and Ben McCauley. The Hall of Fame selections have been contacted by chairman Dennis Stitch and are in agreement with the postponement. Because of the challenges with COVID-19 virus chairman Dennis Stitch announced “it was necessary to cancel the banquet yet again. In conversation with the inductees, while disappointed, they were all very supportive and understanding of the decision. To our supporters, the MMVASHOF is thankful for your commitment, dedication, and unwavering support over the years. You are the pillars that help keep our organization strong and vibrant in the Mon Valley. We truly appreciate all you do. As we go through these uncharted waters, we not only will stay together, we will thrive together!” The Mid-Mon Valley All-Sports Hall of Fame is one of 30 chapters of The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame made up of four geographical regions. The Western chapters of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame include Erie Metro, East Boros which has tentatively scheduled their banquet on October 14, Fayette County which will induct its new class digitally and through the media, Robert "Tick" Cloherty-Western which will hold its banquet at 12 noon, October 30 at the Pittsburgh Sheraton Station Square, and Washington-Greene which will hold its induction ceremony Sunday, September 26 at 3 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe. To learn more about the Mid-Mon Valley All-Sports Hall of Fame, visit their website at: http://www.monvalleysportshalloffame.com.

Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors: (Pictured L to R) Seated: Richard Bucchianeri, Thomas Jenkins - Secretary, Stephen Russell- General Chairman, William Kubin - Vice Chairman. Standing: Robert Harhai - Assistant General Chairman, Thomas Graney – Chairman, Dennis J. Stitch, Paul Rach, Tom Evans, (missing from photo Roberta Bergstedt and Scott Frederick.

YCC Women’s Nine Hole Golf League Begins 2021 Season Youghiogheny Country Club (YCC) Women’s Nine Hole Golf League has begun its 2021 golf season. Winners of our recent event were: Judi Murray, Low Putts and the runner-up, Pat Lozano. Judi Murray was also our Star of the Day.


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School News...School News Cal U Holds Modified, In-Person Commencement Ceremonies California University of Pennsylvania held modified, in-person commencement ceremonies May 7-8 at the Convocation Center, located on Cal U’s campus. A ceremony for master’s degree and doctoral degree candidates was held May 7. Separate ceremonies were held May 8 for those earning associate or bachelor’s degrees from the College of Education and Liberal Arts and the Eberly College of Science and Technology. Each graduate was permitted to Cal U secondary education majors bring two guests. Social distancing gather for a group selfie prior to the and masks were required for graduuniversity's 192nd undergraduate ates, their families and friends. commencement ceremony. Interim University President Robert Thorn conferred more than 1,000 degrees at the ceremonies, although not all graduates chose to attend. Commencement speaker James T. Davis, a senior partner at the Davis & Davis law firm of Uniontown, Pa., chair of Cal U’s Council of Trustees and a 1973 alumnus of the university, addressed the graduates. “We gather to celebrate all that you, our graduates, have worked so hard to accomplish,” Thorn said. “During the past 14 months, in particular, you demonstrated perseverance in the face of unprecedented challenges. You weathered a year that was often unpredictable. You overcame challenges none of us had ever imagined. I commend each of you for staying true to your goals and not faltering when faced with adversity.”

Bailey Accettulla, a criminal justice major from Jeannette, is handed her diploma by Cal U interim President Robert Thorn during the university's 192nd commencement ceremony.

“I want to congratulate each of you on your academic success and remind you that you are leaders — today's leaders as well as tomorrow's leaders,” Davis said. “You have been blessed with a wonderful education and you are more than capable of moving your communities and this nation forward.”

Taia Anderson, a social work major from Connellsville, shows off her matching cap and mask outside Cal U's Convocation Center.

Sarah McGowan, a professional studies in education major from Belle Vernon, receives her diploma.

Rostraver Township Board Recognizes Elementary School Students for MS4 Poster Artwork On March 31, 2021 the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners recognized fourth grade students from Rostraver Elementary for submitting artwork on Rostraver Township being a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) community. It is a program regulated by the EPA and DEP to address water pollution. The students were tasked with creating posters to show simple things we can do in our daily lives to limit pollution ending up in our waterways.

The four students honored for their work were: First Place Jocelyn Cramer - “See beauty in each drop!” Second Place Lucy Eisengart - “We are saving the Earth!” Third Place Noah Spedaliere - “It’s the water you drink!” Honorable recognition Jordan Jerome and Lilah Steeber The winning posters are on display at the Rostraver Township Municipal

Building and the Rostraver Public Library.These small acts can make a huge impact for the safety and cleanliness of our community’s water as stormwater pollution is the primary source for water pollution. Pollutants flow into streams or storm drains that empty into our waterways like the Monongahela and Youghiogheny River. If you would like to more about Rostraver Township’s MS4 program, check out our website at : https://www.rostraver.us/how_do_i /regulations/ms4_storm_sewer_systems/index.php

Pictured L-R: Jordan Jerome, Noah Spedaliere, Teacher Mrs. Barkey, Jocelyn Cramer, Lilah Steeber, and Lucy Eisengart.


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YOUR HEALTH MVH Offers the Only Certified Bariatric Program in Washington County People who have undergone bariatric surgery know the importance of selecting a comprehensive program that is close to home. Quality and convenience are very important because most programs include physician visits, evaluations and testing prior to the surgery and post-procedure follow-up. In Washington County, Monongahela Valley Hospital is the only health system whose Bariatric Surgery Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Quality Program. Hiram A. Gonzalez-Ortiz, M.D., a fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon who is director of MVH’s Weight Control and Wellness Program, has extensive experience with weight management programs. “Obesity should be taken very seriously and controlled because it not only significantly decreases a person’s quality of life, it can shorten their lifespan,” said Dr. Gonzalez-Ortiz. The staff at MVH’s Weight Control and Wellness Program evaluates each person’s lifestyle, diet, culture, physical activity, age and gender, as well as certain environmental, psychological, and genetic factors that contribute to obesity. They also review other illnesses or conditions that may be a result of, or made worse by obesity. The team of physicians,

dieticians, physical therapists and exercise physiologists create a personalized weight management program which includes nutritional counseling, a medically supervised weight loss plan and physical activity. These services are offered at both MVH and the Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex in Belle Vernon. For those who are not successful in the weight management program, bariatric surgery may be scheduled. MVH offers three types of bariatric surgery including the gastric sleeve, gastric band and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. In addition to losing a significant amount of weight, some of the people in MVH’s program have lowered their blood pressure, eliminated the need for their diabetes medications and even participated in marathons. MVH sponsors monthly bariatric educational programs at the hospital and offers an informational video. To view the video, visit monvalleyhospital.com and select Specialties and Services, “Bariatric Surgery” and scroll to the bottom of the page and select Click here to fill out the request form. You will then receive an e-mail with a link to a recording of Dr Gonzalez's "Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You" and a PDF containing information from the presentation.

MVH Introduces a Proven Procedure to Minimize Prostate Cancer Complications Monongahela Valley Hospital now offers a proven surgical procedure designed to protect the quality of life for men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer. MVH uses hydrogel SpaceOAR to reduce the radiation dose delivered to the rectum which can cause bowel side effects. The hospital’s physicians inject the hydrogel SpaceOAR in the space between the prostate and rectum to temporarily position the rectal wall away from the prostate. Local or general anesthesia is used for the outpatient procedure. T he biodegradable hydrogel SpaceOAR maintains the shape for the entire course of the prostate radiotherapy treatment and is completely absorbed by the person’s body over a short period of time. “Not only will the Hydrogel SpaceOAR allow us to reduce the radiation dose to the rectum and reduce side effects, but patients can now be receive a shorter course of radiation therapy making treatments easier for the patient,” said Mohsen Isaac, M.D., Monongahela Valley Hospital’s medical director of Radiation Oncology. “Our Regional Cancer Center consistently offers people the latest therapies so that they can receive the highest quality of care in the fastest amount of time close to where they live,” explained Louis J. Panza Jr., MVH’s president and CEO. People who choose to have their cancer care at MVH’s Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion

and Regional Cancer Center are in the hands of some of the world’s most respected oncologists who use advanced medical oncology and radiation treatments. They offer: • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): Radiation therapy that manipulates beams of radiation to conform to the shape of the tumor with varying intensities. This type of treatment offers superior conformity to the treatment are while sparing normal tissues. • Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT): Radiation therapy that uses multiple rotating arcs of IMRT that sweep around the person to dramatically speed the treatment and reduce delivery time from 8-12 minutes to 2-5 minutes. • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT): This type of radiation therapy is used for every patient at MVH. This treatment has 3-D and 4-D real-time imaging and fusion prior to treatment delivery to ensure a precisely tumor targeting radiation treatment of both complex large and small tumors. “Some people have the impression that they need to travel miles away for cancer care when we have exceptional care right here in the Mon Valley,” said Mr. Panza. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Cancer Program is one of 1,500 cancer programs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. For more information visit the website mvhcancercenter.com.

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Getting your dream home may be easier than you realize.

(NAPSI)—In a perfect world, you’d fall in love with a new home, submit an offer, and have the seller accept it. The world, however, is rarely perfect. So how can you make your offer stand out when there’s competition for the home you want? Here are three hints that can help. 1. Shorten the timeline: Sellers want to move on. Offering a quick close lets them get to their own new home sooner and alleviates worries about the transaction falling through. Removing contingencies is a strategy to fast-track the closing timeline. You (Continued on following page.)

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BALDWIN BOROUGH Briar Cliff Financial Services LLC Brian Pollitt Patrick Swindell Estate of Charles Gibson Darrin Shaffer Marcus Faber Rajendra Basnet Passang Wangyal Sherpa Estate of Ralph Degenes Colescott Holdings LLC Steven Yanosky Clifton Omeis Gopal Pokwal Dawn Barrett Steven Lapata Beech Charles Properties 100 LLC Estate of Bernard Seiler

Paul Chalmers Nathan Bostedo and Crystak Pollitt Citylife South 2 LLC Michael Duffy Kevin Bancroft and Amy Schlachterman Daniel Quindlen and Lauren Panetti Harka Maya Pakwal Amkit Tiwari Padam Gurung and Unisha Biswakarma Chris. J. McDermott Sr & Christian Michae Michael Muir and Jenna Gallman Eric Westray and Nicole Omeis Nar and Devi Maya Mainali Leo Hutchinson Domenic Romanello and Eleni Andrulonis Kelaen Welch Rino and Christine Delbianco

952 Angelo Drive 5274 Becky Drive 264 Cedar St. 532 Charlotte Drive 542 Elaine Drive 5153 Frich Drive 1511 Evelyn Road 2008 Michael Drive 104-e 1472 Prospect Road 5387 Sagebrush Drive 5184 Scenic Drive 4661 Nix Drive 5221 Siesta Drive 804 Steiner St. 1390 Vine St. 1713 Elderslee Road 207 Revo Road

$68,000. $160,000. $142,000. $150,000. $178,000. $285,000. $145,000. $180,000. $220,000. $212,000. $180,000. $209,000. $220,000. $70,097. $144,000. $148,000. $120,000.

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP Linda Kissell Joshua Oswald Brett Herschk

Elizabeth Stieg William Putnam et al. and Julia Putnam Christopher and Sandra Huber

817 Brentview Drive 636 Highview Road 776 Hill St.

$149,900. $230,000. $179,900.

BENTLEYVILLE Neil Whigham Leah Rossi Agostoni Estate of Adele Luketich Lori Klett Beverly Hickenboth

Christopher Boff and Kristy Koonse Anthony and April Melodini Merit Standard Properties LLC Yarnovich Capital LLC Robert Biedrycki and Kimberly Brooks

310 Wood St. 126 Gibson Road 206 Mary St. 103 Oak St. 106 Russie Ave.

$121,000. $170,000. $40,000. $15,000. $25,000.

BETHEL PARK Jenna Lynn Hammond Phillip St. Pierre Streamlined Investments LLC Michael Cwalina 0524 Enterprise LLC Luke Billman

Jose Alonso and Lindsey Templeton Cody Meyer and Emily Brower Andie Lugg Timothy Pleta and Robin Forgerson-Pleta Brian Kelly Marc Eberle

1253 Beagle Drive 395 Broughton Road 5715 Clark Ave. 1269 Delfield Drive 1170 Grandview Drive 5685 Janet Drive

$290,000. $265,000. $285,000. $145,000. $200,000. $210,000.


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Estate of Theodore Zitelli WEC 97 K 21 Invest Trust Ryan Dengler Frank Stranges Eric Dadey Christopher Vos David Ursenbach Linda Ann Swazuk Ezell Lindsey Neil Ziegler Raymond Raeff Michael Douglas Anderson David Zader UCG Five LLC Amanda Albert Estate of Harry Montgomery George Fodor Gary Eggert PNC Bank Na Jeffrey David Houghtelling David Fournier CY Fortune Realty LLC Calista Knight Estate of Stephen Hahn Justin Rall Eric Zerby Birds Nest Properties LLC

Nicholas Zitelli Bethel Park Library LLC Eric Andrew and Jill Eileen Strafalace Patrick Odonnell and Kristie Hamilton Timothy Fosnaught and Danielle Brightshue Tyler and Krista Smotherman John Rirchard and Danielle Nicole Nagurney George John Cobert IV & Heather L. Cobert Ryan and Hannah Bennett Beth Belasco Adam Schwab and Olivia Dawson Amanda Sethman 25 R 624 Realty LLC Louis and Chelsea Wickstrom Linda Sam Matthew and Kirstin Miller Rose Schoy Continental Ventures LLC South Park Re LLC Gregg and Lois Kretchun Mark Babic and Dena Mastromatteo David Seymour and Jennie August Patricia Dimmock Brenden David and Catherine Ellen McCarthy Jessie Mai Ho Ashley Leonard John Pravlik

5801 Kings School Road 5100 Library Road 25 Old Ox Road 5716 Valleyview Drive 5036 W Library Ave. 5650 Willow Terrace Drive 3345 Appel Road 6085 Baptist Road 108 Sandstone Court 1808 Timberidge Drive 5621 Tracy Drive 2822 Walnut St. Unknown Address 5525 Clark Ave. 400 E. Abbeyville Road Unit 6096 Irishtown Road 200 Navajo Road 5335 Progress Blvd. 2777 South Park Road 2710 Bethel Crest Drive 5489 California Ave. 214 Cambridge Road 55 Highland Road Unit 301 101 Jordan Drive 5321 Madison Ave. 2009 Pleasant St. 4851 Rittenhouse Road

BRENTWOOD Bradley Kindelberger William Watkins Bhanu Phuyel Tyler Baker Blue Line Property Management LLC Arthur Schultise Michael Kane Raymond Immekus Erika Spino Jo Ellen Soilis Estate of Anthony Dicesaro Jr. Hawk Vesta LLC Mary Palatucci Ryan Stimmel Yvonne Greives Saltovka LLC Eric Daw MCGK LLC Charles Jackson Citylife South 2 LLC Jack Jennings Daniel Dumm Jr. Woodstock Holdings Pa. Ltd.

Cedric Davis Corey Miller and Stephanie Clawson Tek Pokhrel and Menuka Bhattarai Esthela Calle James and Sherri Barnett SFR 3 LLC Corey James Backo Nicholas Gregory and Sierra Brown Lorenzo Boyd and Latrice Winstead Mahmoud Khalil Khalil and Sadie Khalil Matthew Tschippert Anselmo Dascenzo James Thomas Stephen Paine Ana Maria Bayne Gregory Komar Mark and Ruby Kimmel Juliana Chaves Gavin Hohn and Bethany Miller Rachel and Patricia Guidi Joshua Michael Brunner Patrick and Marielis McCabe

2939 Clermont Ave. 3019 Clermont Ave. 4310 Colonial Park Drive 3891 Delco Road 305 E Garden Road 3127 Elroy Ave. 240 Kaplan Ave. 2718 Pyramid Ave. 35 W Garden Road 123 Beisner Ave. 3021 Brownsville Road 2909 Pyramid Ave. 114 Van Wyck Ave. 3937 Brownsville Road 134 Hillson Ave. 3940 Meadowbrook Blvd. 105 Pentland Ave. 140 Van Wyck Ave. 3110 Willett Road 147 Beisner Ave. 3878 Delco Road 20 Kaufman Ave. 2725 Pyramid Ave.

$141,780. $146,000. $350,000. $90,000. $102,000. $75,000. $149,900. $116,800. $160,000. $113,400. $135,000. $111,660. $175,000. $248,000. $184,900. $133,500. $107,000. $130,000. $132,500. $190,000. $128,851. $129,000. $102,000.

CARROLL TOWNSHIP William Kozak Philip English Frank Romeo First Choice Home Improvmts. LLC

Ira and Darleen Logan Washington County Land Resources Inc. Washington County Land Resources Inc. Wealth Capital Group LLC

48 Rabe Ave. 1560 Walters St. 1543 Fourth St. 204 Donora Road

$100,000. $185,000. $274,000. $3,000.

CHARLEROI Richard Lawrence Chamberlain William Fisher Jr. US Bank NA Tr Gary Crawford Estate of Carol Buszinski

Clint Henline Jonas Moreau and Linotte Dhaite Kiran Mangesh & Mangesh Raosahem Khedikar David Barbe Jason and Rachael Buszinski

505-1/2 Meadow Ave. 505 First St. 137 McKean Ave. 318 Washington Ave. 710 Sixth St.

$3,000. $115,000. $25,001. $45,000. $110,000.

$189,000. $2,920,714. $229,000. $211,500. $245,000. $200,000. $275,000. $160,000. $353,000. $154,000. $219,000. $155,000. $30,000. $246,500. $104,000. $92,500. $295,000. $510,000. $420,000. $415,000. $260,000. $247,500. $122,500. $210,000. $165,000. $132,000. $194,000.

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can work with your agent to determine whether waiving contingencies is a good option in your situation. 2. Make a cash offer: Nothing appeals to sellers like cash. When you offer cash instead of getting a mortgage, you eliminate the time for the mortgage to close. You also remove the risk of the mortgage loan not going through. Don’t have the cash? There are still options. Companies such as Flyhomes make the cash offer on your behalf, close with the seller, then sell the home to you at the same price after your mortgage is finalized. That firm also supplies you with a Client Advisor who is your coach from start to finish. You’re supported by specialists for touring, research and more. Plus they’ll help you deal with title and escrow. 3. Find out why the seller is selling: A great real estate agent will tailor your offer to the seller’s goals. A seller who’s lived in a home for a long time is likely looking for a buyer who will cherish the home as much as they did. In that case, you might choose to write a letter to the seller to accompany your offer. On the other hand, the home may be owned by an investor, who will be most interested in selling to the buyer with the highest price and best terms. For further facts and tips on buying a home, go to www.flyhomes.com.

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Light Switches and Wallplates Need Cleaning Too: 4 Tips to Try (BPT) - To help limit the spread of germs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces. Tabletops, desks, vanities, faucets and door handles often make this list, but two things that are touched frequently throughout the day are often forgotten during cleaning: light switches and wallplates. Hidden dangers such as bacteria and pathogens can build up on these surfaces, transfer to hands when touched and end up redistributed throughout the home. To help keep your home healthy, you can take steps to regularly and properly keep light switches and wallplates clean. 1) Avoid chemicals Common household disinfectants with chemical agents may cause more harm than good to the switch or wallplate because certain cleaning agents can interfere with the electrical components, leading to safety issues, or cause damage to the surface area of the wallplate. If during cleaning you notice any irregularities on your switches or wallplates, such as cracking or discoloration, replace them immediately. 2) Liquid and electricity don't mix Because of the connection to an electrical source, it's important to (Continued on following page.)

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CHARLEROI Tri County Real Estate LLC Michael Mudrick John Gaidos Robert Cain Samuel Bongiorno Jr. Edward Fogel Kimbo Family Realty LLC Paul Alexander Josson Edwin Reed Edwin Reed Thomas Jolley Estate of Shirley Ann Patrick August Stache Capital Housing Solutions LLC Edward Fogel William Raymond Brown Jr.

Lauren Nicole Dooley William and Heather Goodwin Raymond and Carrie Noggle David Barbe Timothy Kellermann Joyce Moser and Ruth Anderson Jobe Franks Jean Claude Francois Robert Cain Robert Cain Disree Valentino Ithaca Asset Management Group LLC David Barbe Alec Pipik Sherry Glesk Jobe Franks

505 Crest Ave. Lincoln Ave. 813 Lincoln Ave. 122 Luella Ave. 809 Prospect Ave. 502 Tenth St. 717 Eighth St. 215- &Rear Crest Ave. 507 Crest Ave. 507 Rear Crest Ave. 933 Crest Ave. 905 Lincoln Ave. 918 McKean Ave. 327 Meadow Ave. 908 Meadow Ave. 921 Meadow Ave.

$83,650. $2,500. $45,000. $80,000. $7,000. $15,000. $8,000. $32,000. $25,000. $14,000. $19,500. $27,500. $36,000. $42,000. $25,000. $4,500.

CLAIRTON Chad Brenning Eric Eichler Audrey Massey Austin Fellabaum David Allen Roy Curry Castle 2020 LLC Urban America Platform Partn. LLC Estate of William Cole Elaine Taylor Thomas Jackson Raymond Meyers

Karri Ann Biernacki Jordan Martell Hatchett Govin Nsayi A Clean Well Lighted Place LLC Jean Baptiste Anani and Chelsea Morales 555 Farnsworth LLC Joint Assets LLC 837 Properties L.P. James and Destany Braun Lauren Chavis VP United Properties LLC Rodney and Karrie Krivansky

117 Carnegie Ave. 504 Farnsworth Ave. 900 St. Clair Ave. 4301 Bataan Ave. 133 Carnegie Ave. 555 Farnsworth Ave. 442 Halcomb Ave. 296 State St. 1215 Toman Ave. 545 Wilson Ave. 538 Third St. 325 Wylie Ave.

$20,000. $10,000. $96,500. $55,000. $54,000. $35,000. $25,000. $36,000. $32,000. $5,000. $22,000. $15,000.

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Illustro Investments LLC Keylink Global LLC Thomas Jolley Terryann Sypolt Bradley Metzger III

Aaron Samuel Palmer Thousand Keys Acquisitions 1A LLC Larry Ray Nicholson Catherine Gemas Jeffrey Soles Jr. and Danielle Soles

ELIZABETH BOROUGH Timothy Kurhansky Joseph Nathanson

Mx3 Enterprises Lp Postal Realty L.P.

115 N Water St. 320 S Second Ave.

$100,000. $609,088.

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Sandra Tokosh

Jacqueline Frances Farrell

405 Antonelli Drive

$116,600.

26 McKean Ave. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $248,976). 623 Second St. $19,900. 646 Fourth St. $2,072. 1140 Marelda Ave. $3,000. 18 Pike Way $29,900. 45 Watkins Ave. $29,000.

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Quail Creek Development Co. LLC Vaughn Conrad Carlton Capital LLC Kevin Jones Estate of Michael Krol Angela Sweeney Carol Slanina Peter Hough Jr. Fances Simm Mary Lou Marines

Matthew and Dena Gouveia Allison Elizabeth Wynn Triple It LLC Kirk Fazio William Seliga WR Property Group LLC Elizabeth Miller Cheryl Perich 105 Thunderbird LLC Carlie Stammer

507 Howell St. 208 Mohawk Drive 508 Monongahela Ave. 1027 Andover Drive 2809 Fallers Road 1543 Greenock Buena Vista Road 109 Grouse Drive 1300 Nichols Hill Road 105 Thunderbird Drive 303 Wylie Ave.

$47,000. $100,000. $65,000. $200,000. $120,000. $78,000. $212,000. $120,000. $135,000. $98,700.

FALLOWFIELD DM Broster Investments GP Gary Mesina Mark Marchesini Jacob Alvarez Judith Kellerman The Mineral Co. LLC William Sanders The Mineral Co. LLC Antonia Ciotti Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Co. Marie Blatnik trustee Brandon and Christine Gialames First Choice Home Improvements LLC Wealth Capital Group LLC

1508 Route 481 158 Coyle Curtain Road 1957 Route 481 1957 Route 481 Walnut Ridge Road 28 Carol Ave. 1590 Grange Road

$125,000. $30,000. $3,015. $3,015. $10,000. $195,000. $2,000.

FORWARD TOWNSHIP Tristen Devalk Lowell Dexter Francis Oates III

Patrick Hasson Mineral CO West Penn Power Co.

741 Bunola River Road Unknown Address Roberts Hollow Road

$115,000. $37,053. $370,000.

Darian Ann Newman Keith and Noreen Jeffrey Larry Clark Anderson Jr. Parbata Koirala and Padam Wagley Eric and Valerie Rossi

323 Joan of Arc Court 1412 Marian Drive 3432 Woodwind Drive 102 Andrew Drive 5011 Dana Drive

$143,500. $150,000. $275,000. $273,000. $295,000.

Kevin Taylor Gary Myers Lori Black trustee Robert Graham

Carl Rech Andrew Meshanki Sr and Laurie Meshanki Joshua Allen and Jose Mendoza Jr. Alvaro and Renee Teeney Luke and Melissa Billman

6055 Independence Drive 100 Meadow Lane 132 Hollywood Drive 6416 Jefferson Pointe Circle 121 Oakwood Drive

$380,000. $429,000. $191,500. $250,000. $415,300.

MONESSEN Joseph Surdyn 1501 Mellon Ave Land Tr DR Korber Properties LLC Grimko LLC George Goettel Estate of Marcia Chiaravalle Estate of James Anderson Joseph Trozzo Austin Novak Estate of Rosemary Titler

1st Choice Home Improvements LLC Justin Belak Tammy Opat Victor and Indira Ramanand Laura Feeney Marvin and Mary Davis Maryann Lacey Kari Horrell Matthew Edwards Christian and Rebecca Federer

1419 Arlington St. 1501 Mellon Ave. 1533 Shrader Ave. 435 Donner Ave. 336 Jo Ann Drive 619 Manown St. 725 Second St. 18 Keystone Drive 41-43 Reed Ave. 46 Scenery Blvd.

$30,000. $220,000. $109,000. $205,000. $156,000. $30,000. $40,000. $100,000. $45,000. $111,300.

MONONGAHELA Jessica M Spahr Aleman Gary Miller Fluhme & Sons LLC William Martin Warren

Richard and Judith Trypus Namtrab RE Holdings LLC Prime Time Property LLC Benjamin Berlinsky

614 Ohio St. 310 Eighth St. 202 Fourth St. 560 Bertram St.

$110,000. $23,000. $430,000. $3,000.

NEW EAGLE Violet Douglass Violet Douglass Ronald Mele David Gillingham trustee Gerald Moore Robert Paul Reffner

Ask Us NE Ltd. LLC Ask Us NE Ltd. LLC Gerald Moore Tyrell Jordan Yoder Carl Sutherland Bradley Thomas Porter

433 Third Ave. 435 Third Ave. 115 Fifth Ave. 803 Marion St. 405 Monroe St. 402 Sycamore St.

$66,600. $36,400. $82,500. $160,000. $179,724. $13,500.

JEFFERSON HILLS Robert Morgan Cheryl Linton Janet Kubica Rocco Kempa Jason Papson Edward Snee III

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Light Switches and Wallplates (Continued from previous page.) clean light switches and wallplates in a safe manner. Liquid and electricity are a bad combination. You should never spray or wipe a detergent or disinfectant solution directly on light switches, outlets, dimmers, USB charger outlets or wallplates. To safely clean these devices, simply use a lightly damp cloth with mild soap. 3) Turn the power off Be certain to turn the power off to the device prior to cleaning. Due to risk of shock or electrocution, do not use disinfecting products, including foggers, sprays or other types of atomized cleaning agents. Plus, if the liquid seeps into the switch or outlet, it can damage the internal components, resulting in a fire hazard. Cleaning solutions can also damage or discolor the device's surface or cause it to deteriorate over time, which may include cracking. "Cleaning your electrical devices is not a big job, but it is one that needs to be handled with care," said William Randall, director of product management at Leviton. "Taking the proper precautions and cleaning these surfaces regularly can help reduce the spread of harmful bacteria to help keep your family and home healthy." 4) Consider antimicrobial switches For extra protection, Leviton offers Antimicrobial switches and wallplates for your home. "Antimicrobial refers to any substance that eradicates or inhibits the growth of bacteria by suppressing bacteria reproduction," explains Randall. "Our antimicrobial switches and wallplates are engineered to help combat the spread of harmful bacteria and contain an EPA registered additive that protects the surfaces from contamination. When cleaned regularly with a cloth dampened with water and mild soap, that additive works to inhibit 99% of bacterial growth." As with cleaning any switch or wallplate, be certain to turn the power off at the circuit breaker or fuse prior to cleaning and to switch back on when you have completed the job.


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Powering Up Your Backyard: The Right Equipment (NAPSI)—Home improvement projects abound, and many homeowners are investing in outdoor power equipment so they can take care of their yards. “There is tremendous innovation occurring right now in our industry—with battery, electric, solar, propane and gasoline-powered equipment available for any job you might have in your yard,” said Kris Kiser, President and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI. He offered a few tips to help. Know your needs. Look at your yard and figure out what equipment is needed. If you have a walkway, a string trimmer or edger adds definition. A hedge trimmer makes cutting bushes easier and a pole pruner removes dead tree limbs. A chainsaw cuts branches and trees. A leaf blower removes brush and leaves. A zero turn mower, riding (Continued on following page.)

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NORTH CHARLEROI Estate of Walter Thomas Corey II Todd Biagini Bank New York Mellon Tr Katherine Ann Schibik

Brandon Konek Desteny Ramsey Bernard Roy Homes LLC Robert Veitch

NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP James Fellin Russell Milliken

Harrison and Katherine Istone Richard and Sarah Olechowicz

736 Valley View Road 207 Walnut Drive

PETERS TOWNSHIP Robert Scott Janice Taper 271 Art Land LLC Josephine Groff Donegal Land Partners LLC White Column Investments LLC Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Richard Hartz Curtis Bertsch Kevin Brown John Stockhausen 271 Art Land LLC John Edwards MBK Land Co. LLC Kevin Rankin Dawn Brandsma NVR Inc. Brookwood Village LLC

Mario Blackston Ruthann Investments LLC Jeffrey and Shannon L Mangold Froetschel C & J Properties PA LLC Jeffrey and Valerie DeMarco Brian and Jordan Marckisotto Joshua Hoyt Adam and Debra Christian Patrick and Elizabeth Bertsch Michael and Kimberly Spath Brian and Chelsea Stockhausen Geyer Leech & Henry Construction Inc. Mary Lee Moore and Sarah Bizanovich Gary and Joyce Geiger Pete and Julie Ross James and Emily Shubilla Barbara Delaney Gerard Kelly Bird

125 Bremen Ln 202 Buffalo Ridge Road 320 Juniper Way 3344 Washington Road 331 Azalea Drive 378 Buckingham Drive 380 Buckingham Drive 116 Creekside Ct 217 Friar Ln 145 Highvue Drive 112 Horizon Drive 313 Juniper Way 224 King Richard Drive 164 Lelak Ln 228 Rutledge Drive 545 Scott Ln 100 Shoreline Drive 356 Silk Lilac Ln

811 Conrad Ave. $76,000. 513 Liberty Ave. $39,900. 537 Conrad Ave. $23,100. 561 Conrad Ave. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $25,740).

(Offer Expires: 6/30/21)

$575,000. $404,900. $755,000. $5,000. $155,000. $4,000,000. $539,200. $769,450. $690,000. $390,000. $315,000. $341,000. $478,000. $145,000. $565,224. $808,000. $250,000. $355,000. $281,800. $122,500.


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Georgia A Gertz Phillips Dennis Deluca Larkeithfrid Manuel American Escrow & Closing Co. Donegal Land Partners LLC Donegal Land Partners LLC Kevin Prykull Chase Helon Robert Gordon Jr. trustee William Steider Donegal Land Partners LLC White Column Investments LLC Estate of John McIlwain Patricia Miller Frank Kosir Alan Yee Stephen Sabol Christopher Lima Wayne Johnson Kanawha Realty & Dev. Corp.

James and Jessica Boland Gary and Marlene Froelich American Escrow & Closing Co. Kenneth Allen and Deanna Everett Machesky Douglas and Ann Zalla David and Danette McKown Paulm Schaefer III and Alaina Schaefer Lila Dhimal Ethan Manes and Joseph Webster Manes Jr. Village Worx LLC Bruce Michael and Antoinette Margaret Jacobs Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Michael and Sarah Thompson Oscar N. Monroy & Silvia Jeanette Coronel F James and Victoria Schreffler Joseph Eynon Jr. and Pamela Michele Eynon Edward and Brandy Meyer John and Mary Ann Stockhausen Frank Katrin and Sylbia Kunst Baldwin Brothers Inc.

111 Trenton Cir 217 Village Green Drive 104 Whispering Heights Ln 104 Whispering Heights Ln 333 Azalea Drive 339 Azalea Drive 116 Breezewood Drive 106 McIntosh Drive 204 Old Oak Road 662 Venetia Road 327 Azalea Drive 376 Buckingham Drive 200 Buffalo Ridge Road 118 Castlebrooke Drive 320 Pleasant Ave. 218 Rock Run Road 124 Scenic Ridge Drive 102 Trotwood Drive 318 Village Green Drive 3350 Washington Road

$729,000. $415,000. $685,000. $685,000. $494,808. $499,527. $500,000. $527,000. $181,204. $76,000. $499,974. $175,000. $490,000. $443,500. $269,900. $510,000. $529,500. $650,000. $382,500. $500,000.

CHARLEROI John Volpe III Douglas Abel Estate of David Sippey Robert McCall Robert Kramer Donald Shipman II Mario Marinelli Jeffrey William Kertis

Michael Dischner Jr. and Sarah Koskinen James and Toni Lauso Pier Luc Boivin and Ashlee Louise Fleming David Krestal and Vivian Novak Jeffrey Ganley L Lindenbaum Revocable Trust John Volpe III and Angela Volpe Vincent and Sara Ventura

128 Audrey Drive 230 Columbia Drive 137 Senate Drive 196 Senate Drive 528 Torwood Lane 157 E Bruceton Road 134 Hubbs Lane 210 National Drive

$197,500. $50,000. $151,000. $177,500. $140,000. $210,000. $370,000. $193,000.

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PLEASANT HILLS Renee Raymond Estate of Howard Kane Inglefield Land Co. LLC Tammy Sue Nolan

Hunter and Cassandra Sargent Charles Welling Timothy and Tasha Isenberg William Bullard III and Sara Bracey

287 Ben Til Drive 387 Grace St. 143 Hubbs Ln 265 Old Clairton Road

$225,000. $169,900. $145,000. $255,000.

ROSTRAVER Life Enrichment Trust Fay Stuyvesant James Daniel Nese Central Penn Cap. Management LLC Danelle Rapacchietta Ryan Yurkovich Ronald Kurey JPMorgan Chase Bank NA Rita Fink Joshua Gallo Mary Beth Burkley Maronda Homes Inc. Barbara Parenti RWS Land Co. Inc. RWS Land Co. Inc. Mark McGinley et al. Estate of Elizabeth McGinley RWS Land Co. Inc. Mitchell McCloskey et al. William Nutt Patrick Donohoe

Ryan Coffman Crystal Mathews Mario DelBene Oscar Fincham et al. and Bridget Fincham Hunter Patterson and Amber Pirl Tommie and Angela Chavis Marquel Formato Brook Brocious Rostraver Holdings L.P. Mario and Sarah Toniolo Raymond and Carin Rudolph Urmila Devi and Chhabi Nepal Vincent and Theresa Kasyan Thomas Allen and Lynn Ann Bereznak Michael Thornton Joseph Schwerha IV and Michele Schwerha Joseph Schwerha IV and Michele Schwerha Todd and April Tilson Keven and Alicia McCloskey James and Justin Sobieralski Brian Clynes Jr. and Jennifer Clynes

127 Caring Ln 1200 Coal Hollow Road 1020 Collinsburg Road 815 Daugherty Ln 111 Falcon Ln 372 Forest Drive 864 Iron City Hill Road 460 Matty Drive 910 Mills Ln 206 Central Ave. 10 Franklin Drive 535 Gardenia Drive 730 Hamilton Ave. 317 Lynn Road 333 Lynn Road 605 April Way 502-504 Fayette St. 339 Lynn Road 239 Piersol Road 657 Route 906 185 Stump Drive

$352,700. $90,000. $154,650. $172,000. $83,500. $260,000. $250,000. $222,500. $178,450. $226,700. $179,000. $342,185. $194,000. $87,000. $90,000. $225,000. $100,000. $90,000. $40,000. $18,000. $250,000.

SOUTH PARK James Betler

Vladimir and Liliya Invaschenko

6514 Church St.

$10,000.


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Price

Nvr INC Mark Petruska Nvr INC Mero South Park Ventures LLC Fran Morouse Nvr INC Edward Gillenberger Jr. Jerome Miller Timothy Schwab Dennis Cooper Mero South Park Ventures LLC Nvr INC Steven Ellis Nvr INC Nvr INC Donald Pasquinelli Frank Ferrelli Sean Vaneman Betsy Lynn Harrison Mero South Park Ventures LLC Nicholas Scerer

Jo Ann Dowd Naina Manger and Khiru Sharma Derek Donaldson and Erika Spino Nvr INC Justin Wolgang and Chiarina Khalil Jing Zhang and Kyle Buchheit Andrew and Dara Lisanti Weber Mildred Kissel Vb One LLC Gary Beaver Nvr INC Mary Ann Dimeo Francis and Samantha Faraone Sagar Baviskar Lorenzo and Giadona Lista TR3 Properties LLC CKZ Properties LLC Brian Robert and Jessica June Miller Jessica Marburger NVR Inc. Luxas Fondelier and Halle Hammer

4056 Crown Drive 111 Norrington Drive 2006 Pinnacle Way 2012 Pinnacle Way 6727 Ridgevue Drive 5026 Summit Drive 1157 Forest Ave. 1423 Greenbriar Drive 6222 Pleasant St. 2930 Sebolt Road 5020 Summit Drive Unknown Address 2805 Stanley St. 5018 Summit Drive 5021 Summit Drive 5815 Curry Road 5912 Curry Road 974 Lindfield Drive 3118 Ridge Road 5022 Summit Drive 4127 Terrace Ave.

$252,720. $255,200. $409,800. $65,657. $130,000. $367,745. $24,000. $229,000. $108,000. $85,000. $65,657. $271,440. $250,000. $360,200. $412,915. $100,000. $30,000. $266,000. $142,500. $65,657. $169,900.

SPEERS Estate of William Klamorick Jr.

Nicholas Vaccaro

512 Charles St.

$140,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP Eric Falconer Taylor Massey Kelly L Caruso Wolf Mary Alice Tortorice Chad Pehowic Duane Jenkins trustee Sarah A Brickett Olechowicz

Joshua Jurik and Molly Smith Karen Kolessar Matthew and Stephanie Cornelius Nancy Halt Michael Aaron Shipley Timycha Elrama Holdings LLC John Opel Jr.

49 Finley Ave. 3474 Orchard Ave. 6 Old State Route 837 24 Elrama Road 3911 Finleyville Elrama Road 1517 State Route 837 109 Viareggio Way

$212,000. $155,000. $230,000. $65,000. $229,900. $100,000. $240,000.

WEST ELIZABETH Mark Verbanes

Jason Longo

1050 Seventh Street

$127,400.

WHITEHALL Penn Cove Group Capital Acq. LLC LMS Hamilton Lp Unknown Address $1,948,826. Concetta Ann Munizza Margaret Marusich 5102 Caste Drive $167,500. John Saba Karen Xander 4777 Doverdell Drive $290,000. Garrett Hunter Sheely Alexander Honeygosky and Alexis Hensel 536 Dunn Drive $203,000. Richard Brunner E3 Real Estate LLC 5076 Grove Road $60,000. Nicholas Grigas SFR 3 LLC 351 Maxwell Drive $98,000. John Toperzer Jr. Anthony Rowsick 102 Paddock Lane $221,000. Donald Graham Valerie Feldman 133 Shadowlawn Drive $135,000. Paul Nyirenda Justin Griffith 4441 Clairton Blvd. $125,000. Estate of Henry Weiss Joshua and Devin Long 4606 Clubvue Drive $160,000. Catherine Nola Brooke and David Pop 734 Dunn Drive $60,100. Stehle Contractors LLC Jeremy and Jordan Ronallo 2 Harter Circle $226,500. Frank Faraone Michael Witt and Rachel Homer 4330 McKee Drive $193,000. Estate of Andrew Cipcic Raymont Hopkins 4721 Old Boston Road $32,000. Ronald Huber trustee Michele Cummings and Rhiana Hinda 4842 S Emblem Ave. $245,000. SCF RC Funding 4 LLC Amalgam Ated Dental Real Estate LLC 4730 Clairton Blvd. $1,478,355. Estate of Donald Louden Nolan and Kayla Scanlon 4619 Cook Ave. $227,000. NVR Inc. Hannah Sharbaugh 127 Providence Way $275,005. NVR Inc. Ryan Tappe and Mia Defrank 129 Providence Way $279,360. NVR Inc. Daniel and Laurie Conboy 131 Providence Way $291,690. NVR Inc. Besa and Fitim Talla 133 Providence Way $292,040. Andrew Janus Dogwood I L.P. 218 Streets Run Road $60,000. Martin William Fagler Damudar Rijal et al. and Kiran Tiwari 4963 Willow Drive $265,000. Joseph Golon Jr. Louis Delgreco 2002 Duncan Lane $192,500. Theodore Lohner Michael and Deborah Finnerty 3027 Duncan Lane $230,000. Joseph Johns Joseph and Tracey Cancilla 1007 Duncan Ln $305,000. Nvr INC Anthony and Crystal Alfonsi 135 Providence Way $286,010. Nvr INC Ryan William Bolick and Sarah Beth Michels 137 Providence Way #300 $293,165. Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit www.RealSTATs.net.

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Healthy Air, Healthy Home

Professionally cleaned air ducts can cut down on allergens in your home.

(NAPSI)—Asthma affects more than 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children, reports the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In addition, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. Indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Fortunately, you can still be breathing clean.

The Problem The air in your home circulates through the HVAC system and air ducts five to seven times a day. During the circulation process, allergens and other contaminants can settle in the air ducts and then get redistributed back into the air you and your family breathe.

An Answer By having your air ducts properly cleaned, you keep dander, pollen, mold and the like from accumulating.

Call A Professional Not just anyone can do the job. If a duct cleaning company’s deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. That’s why savvy homeowners turn to qualified contractors who are members of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). They follow a higher standard and a code of ethics. NADCA makes it really simple to find a certified air duct cleaning professional, via its online directory at www.nadca.com.


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With vacation season almost upon us and more people eager to travel this year, The Residence at Hilltop is offering respite stays for seniors who may need a short-term place to stay while their loved ones are away. In addition, the respite stay concept is also ideal for seniors who may be hesitant to permanently move into a personal care community. “This is a great short-term option for families,” explained Kim Taliani, LPN, CGN, PCA, administrator/director of Nursing at The Residence at Hilltop. “Our respite stay option allows families to travel or try living in a personal care community with peace of mind that their loved ones are receiving great care.” The Residence at Hilltop requires a two-week minimum stay. Advance reservations are required. The Residence at Hilltop is a personal care community that helps its residents maintain independence and dignity. Situated in the residential neighborhood of Carroll Township, The Residence at Hilltop is located within minutes of Monongahela Valley Hospital. The Residence offers 24-hour professional staffing including LPNs, certified medication technicians and resident care aides; a wireless Call Bell System, electronic medication administration; a diverse activity schedule; transportation and much more. For more information and pricing, contact Lettie Porter, CMA, admissions coordinator, at 724-258-8940 or lporter@residenceathilltop.com.

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SCIATIC PAIN the low back and down the leg.  

THESE AREA SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE HERE TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS...

Q: What are the causes of sciatic pain?

A: The most common cause of sciatic pain is a disc herniation in the low back causing nerve irritation.  Another common cause is spinal stenosis. Dr. Anthony Cuneo Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation The Orthopedic Group

moves out of its normal location, oftentimes towards a nerve in the low back. No one knows exactly why this happens for some people, but genetics and poor body mechanics can contribute to this. 

Q:: What is spinal stenosis? A:   Spinal stenosis is when the spinal canal gets crowded, causing nerve irritation and possible compression.  Many times, there are multiple reasons for spinal stenosis including disc herniations, arthritis of nearby joints, and ligament swelling. 

Q: How can sciatic pain be treated? A:   Many times, all that is needed to improve sciatic pain is time.  To manage pain until your body heals itself, relative rest and over-the counter pain medication can be used.  If that does not help, physical therapy focusing on core strengthening or chiropractic care can be tried.  Other options include prescription-grade pain medications, alternative treatment options like acupuncture, low back injections (epidural injections), and surgery if nothing else works.  

Q:   How do I go about getting my sciatic pain treated? A:   If you would like to discuss your specific treatment options, feel free to make an appointment at one of our offices.  

Dr. Anthony Cuneo is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician. Anthony Cuneo, MD The Orthopedic Group 800 Plaza Drive, Suite 400 Belle Vernon PA 15012 724-379-5802 office

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Q: What is sciatic pain? A:   Sciatic pain describes pain that goes from

Q: What is a disc herniation? A:    A disc herniation is when disc material

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MATTRESSES AND BEDDING Q: What is the new “hybrid” mattress made by Serta iComfort, and what are the benefits of owning one? A: Serta’s iComfort Hybrid mattresses combine our latest breakthrough in gel memory foam technology with our most advanced innerspring support systems. Your body will benefit from pressure point relief, added body support and temperature regulation from our exclusive "Pothole" Highway Appliances EverFeel® Triple Effects™ Gel Memory Foam. Mattress-wide comfort and support is achieved with our Duet® Coil System with BestEdge® Foam Encasement. iComfort Hybrid Mattress Features: • EverFeel® Triple Effects™ Gel Memory Foam - Advanced material that is infused with Titanium gel beads. Millions of these beads help dissipate heat for a more comfortable sleeping temperature, and provide added support to points of your body that need it the most. • Duet® Coil System with BestEdge® Foam Encasement Individually wrapped coil support system, with each coil consisting of a responsive outer coil that conforms and cradles your body; and a firmer coil that gives more support in reaction to weight and body movement.

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--------- AUTOMOTIVE ---------CORVETTE PARTS – 1975 & 1977 parts. Also have frame for the 1977 and built 350 motor. Call for list. Rickey. 724-469-2114 HALOGEN SNOW PLOW LIGHTS – New, in box. $125. 412-885-4975. MUFFLER – Brand new, round. For truck or van. $15. 412-425-0342 WHEEL COVERS – Four(4) vintage, 14-inch stainless steel hub caps, in good shape. $16 for all 4. 412-884-0886 FISHING BOAT – Alumicraft, 16 foot, Fishfinder, Live well, Bilge pump, running lights, Three marine batters, many extras! Garge kept, warranty. $5,500. 724-366-9524 FISHING BOAT – Alumicraft, 16 foot, Mercury outboard, electric bow mount motor, fish finder, Live well, Bilge pump, running lights, trailer included. Many extras. $5,500. 724-3669524 TIRES (SNOW) - (4) Michelin X-Ice XI3 Snow Tires, 225/50 R17; 13,367 miles - 7/8 32nds Thread. Excellent Snow Tires. $300. Text for pics. 412-535-3744 BIKE RACK - for Car Trunk. Holds 1 or 2 bikes. $20. Call 724-684-7250 HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYLE – 2011 Soft Tail Classic. 14,000 miles, very good shape. $7,000. 412464-1539 or 412-638-3550

1996 NISSAN TRUCK – 4 cyl., 4-wheel drive, runs good. Needs body work. Also 4 parts trucks, 4 aluminum wheels and other misc. parts. $3,500 O/B/O. Will consider trade for an older, full-size truck. 724-929-3198 JEEP WRANGLER CENTER HUB COVERS - (3), Silver w/Jeep Logo for older Wranglers. $8. each. 412251-7291 PARTING OUT 1975 & 1977 CORVETTES Extra frame and built 350 motor too. Call or text Rick 724-469-2114 STAGG TRAILER – 6x12, jack, 15-inch tires, spare tire, good condition. $1,300 with title. 724-989-0609 leave message. 724-989-0609 leave message. DUNE BUGGY - 2007 Thunder Motor Sport Joyner 650 Sand Spider. Excellent condition. Only 173 miles. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $4,500 or make an offer. Leave message at 412-999-4332 SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details.

--------- AUTOMOTIVE WANTED--------MERCEDES BENZ – 1984 – 1991, 560 SEL, 450 6.9, or 6.3 SEL. Good condition, inspected. 724-941-5747. CONVERTIBLE CARS - 1950’s/60’looking for a ‘Winter /Covid’ project. 724-986-3152 RED JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE – Old style. Lv message. 724-258-2596 CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! All Makes/Models 2002-2018! Any Condition. Running or Not. Top $$$ Paid! Free Towing! We're Nationwide! Call Now: 1-888-985-1806 [WANTED] CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! All Makes/Models 2002-2018! Any Condition. Running or Not. Competitive Offer! Free Towing! We’re Nationwide! Call Now: 1888-368-1016

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-------------- EMPLOYMENT-----------WORK WANTED - Will babysit two or three days a week for summer months, Monongahela area. Please call Lori at 724469-1631. Please leave a message. HELP WANTED: CHILD CAREGIVERS AND TEACHERS The Franciscan Child Day Care Center is seeking full-time and part-time infant caregivers and toddler and pre-K teachers. Patience, dependability and nurturing disposition required. Duties include coordinating feedings, diaper changes/bathroom breaks, and naps; age-appropriate educational activities and play; and parent engagement. Childcare experience with references required. Pay is competitive and based on experience and education. Full time benefits include healthcare and paid time off. E-mail résumé and inquiries: smerlo@osfprov.org STYLIST WANTED - 4 days/week, Clientele is a plus. Conveniently located hair salon. 412-405-8799. FREE ONLINE HISTORY CLASSES – Local historian and explorer, Lawrence Gallant will be teaching the ancient history and archaeology of southwestern PA online and also illustrated lectures when the virus abates. Possible employment after training or future museum position. Must be computer literate and develop writing skills. Conditions apply. For further information, send resume to: Ancient Americans, P.O. Box 139, South Park, PA 15129

AUTO & TRUCK MECHANIC - Help Wanted, Part Time. 724-350-5983 LABOR HELP WANTED – Full or part time work. Some carpentry, plumbing, electrical experience helpful. Need drivers license and must pass drug test. 724-350-5983 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. ADVERTISING SALES – Are you a “people person”? Do you enjoy getting out of the office or home and meeting with people face to face? Are you a good listener who likes to help people and businesses succeed? An exciting career in advertising sales may be just the right fit for you! If you are driven, passionate, proactive and thrive on a good challenge, we want to hear from you! Recent college grads are welcome and encouraged to apply. Training will be provided. Flexible hours and work from home is available. Call 412-249-8177 and ask for Doug. Or, e-mail letter of interest or resume to dhaniford@messengerpaper.com WORK WANTED - Will babysit two or three days a week for summer months, Monongahela area. Please call Lori at 724469-1631. Please leave a message. MANAGERS / COOKS WANTED - Apply at Vocelli Pizza Finleyville location. 3527 Washington Ave. 724-348-8844. CHILD CARE - Sunshine Kids is now hiring loving, energetic people who enjoy working with children. Part time or full time positions available. Please call Tammy at 724-348-6565


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--------- EDUCATION / TRAINING ----------AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Get FAA approved hands on Aviation training. Financial aid for qualified students - Career placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877818-0783. FREE ONLINE HISTORY CLASSES – Local historian and explorer, Lawrence Gallant will be teaching the ancient history and archaeology of southwestern PA online and also illustrated lectures when the virus abates. Possible employment after training or future museum position. Must be computer literate and develop writing skills. Conditions apply. For further information, send resume to: Ancient Americans, P.O. Box 139, South Park, PA 15129

FINANCIAL CAR INSURANCE - Shopping for car insurance? Call me first: Gene Svrcek at 724-379-5300. DON’T HAVE LIFE INSURANCE YET? Life Insurance---the last tax-free wealth transfer left. For a quote contact Jim Driscoll at 412-343-1100 Driscoll Insurance Enterprises. Proudly serving the Pittsburgh region since 1949.

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--------- ITEMS FOR SALE----------CHINA CABINET - $200. Glass Top Doors and Top Shelves & Lights Up. Dark Wood 724-344-6619 BABY CHANGING TABLE - $50. 724-344-6619 BABY STATIONARY ACTIVITY - Learning & Play Center $45. 724-344-6619 ROCKING CHAIR - Dark Wood $50. 724-344-6619 BABY BOY CLOTHES - 14 Large Bags, make reasonable offer. 724-344-6619 BEDROOM – Light gray dresser and mirror, cabinet, 5 drawers, 2 lamp tables. Good condition. Must See! $50. 724348-5243 DINING ROOM – Table, 3 extensions, pedestal base, two hi-back and 4 regular gold cushion chairs, 4-door china top, 4-door lower base, 3-drawer server and folding top. China available. $700. 724-348-5243 FIRST POLAROID COLOR CAMERA – 1960, like new! In beautiful leather case. $125. 412-885-4975 LOT FOR SALE – Semi-Ocean Front, 100’ x 105’ in Currutuck, N.C. Four-wheel area, 2nd row. 412-885-4975 CAR WHEELS DOLLIES – Manual, move easy on rollers. $175. 724-941-9256 CEMENT BLOCKS – slabs, numerous. Make offer. 724-941-9256

JAW SAW – New, never used. $50. 724-941-9256 PRINTER – Cannon, Print, copy, scan. New in box. $40. 724-941-9256 USED BRICK - $80 per thousand. Call Bob. 412-384-7247 COSTUME JEWELRY – Mostly broches, 1950’s and 60’s. Good condition. Collectible. 724-970-7580. STAMPS – Used, U.S. stamps. 2,000 in bag. $15. 724746-3396 COCA-COLA – Collectibles. No reasonable offer refused. 724-938-8240 GOLF CLUBS – Golden Bear, plus bag, woods and irons. 412-751-5688 POOL EQUIP – Chlorine feeder, pump, filter, $50. 4-step ladder $20. Skimmer vacuum $10. 724-279-8251 TAPE RECORDER – X-1800SD, very old cartridge/reel to reel stereo by Akai. No reasonable offer refused. 724-938-8240 BAND CLAMPS – Two(2), 2.25”. $10. 412-425-0342 WORK PANTS – Blue, size 36W x 30L. $5. 412-425-0342 BASSET CHINA CABINET – With lighted glass display on a 2-door bass cabinet. $100. 724-945. 6622, Lv. Mssg. COMPOUND BOWS – Two(2) with seven arrows. $50. 724-945. 6622, Lv. Mssg. LEATHER BOOTS – Matterhorn Metatarsal, Size 10.5E, $50. 724-945. 6622, Lv. Mssg. CARPET CLEANER – Kenmore. Used once. $50. 724-945. 6622, Lv. Mssg. REFLECTIVE STRIPE – Black/Yellow coat. Size 2XL. $30. 724-945. 6622, Lv. Mssg. MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora, 4 lots, 1 vault. $500 each. 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. Please Lv. Mssg. INVICTA BOLT WATCH – Black and gold, Swiss movement, stainless steel case, flame fusion crystal, 52 millimeter. Paid $399 – asking $110. 724-322-1253 STANLEY HAMMERS – Five(5), one(1) ball peen hammer, one(1) 18-inch Rigid pipe wrench. $25 or best offer. 724-322-1253 SEWING MACHINES - Three(3), all full size, electric and portable. Comes with button holer, foot pedal, bobbins and accessories. $45 each. 412-884-0886 6 RUSSIAN COLLECTIBLE PLATES – Numbered and original authenticity paper plus plate shelf. Only $10. 724-929-8259 724-483-3375

FOR SALE - FARM EQUIPMENT 724483-3375 1 971 International 544. Wide front end, 6 ft belly mower cutter - good shape: runs, cuts. 4 cylinder, gas operated.

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1971 International 544. Wide front end, 6 ft belly mower cutter good shape: runs, cuts. 4 cylinder, gas operated. T.V. YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS – Two(2) autographed pictures and signed notes from Sharon Case, star of ‘The Young and The Restless” – one of a kind. Only $10. 724929-8259 3 POSTERS – 20” x 28”, James Dean, Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart + freebie, all for only $3. 724-929-8259 GOLF BALLS – 20 balls (13 new, 7 practice), $9 for all. 412-884-0886 GOLF SHOES – Men’s, vintage, brown with cleats, size 7.5, like new. $10. 412-884-0886 CAMPING GEAR – Primus propane stove, Coleman propane lantern, 3 sleeping bags and 3 canvas cots. $45 for all. 412-884-0886 HANDPAINTED DISHES – Two(2) beautiful dishes from local artist, ‘June Whitsett’ in 1971. Only $5. 724-929-8259 WOMEN'S ADULT INCONTINENCE - medical and diabetic supplies. One lot. Buyer takes all for $175 negotiable. Call Bob @ 540-718-9791 and leave message. Jefferson Hills area. PITTSBURGH PIRATE SIGNED BASEBALL - from the 1960 world series; Don Hoak, Dick Schoefield, Hal Smith and Elroy Face $150. 412-279-3288

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1959 ALL STAR BASEBALL PROGRAM in excellent condition $100. 412-279-3288 FISHING BOAT – Alumicraft, 16 foot, Mercury outboard, electric bow mount motor, fish finder, Live well, Bilge pump, running lights, trailer included. Many extras. $5,500. 724-3669524 TIRES (SNOW) - (4) Michelin X-Ice XI3 Snow Tires, 225/50 R17; 13,367 miles - 7/8 32nds Thread. Excellent Snow Tires. $300. Text for pics. 412-535-3744 BIKE RACK - for Car Trunk. Holds 1 or 2 bikes. $20. Call 724-684-7250 CORVETTE PARTS – 1975 & 1977 parts. Also have frame for the 1977 and built 350 motor. Call for list. Rickey. 724-469-2114 HALOGEN SNOW PLOW LIGHTS – New, in box. $125. 412-885-4975. MUFFLER – Brand new, round. For truck or van. $15. 412-425-0342 WHEEL COVERS – Four(4) vintage, 14-inch stainless steel hub caps, in good shape. $16 for all 4. 412-884-0886 HEAVY DUTY TIMER - Tork 24 hour; like new $20. 412-279-3288 1979 WORLD SERIES - Pirates/Orioles stamped envelopes with dates of the games $25. 412-279-3288

ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVES WANTED The MESSENGER is the premier community newspaper in the South Hills and Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh. We are a free, monthly publication seeking to expand our coverage, and grow existing territories. The MESSENGER is looking to add experienced Sales Representatives to our growing team of professionals. Candidates should possess: Strong sales and/or customer service skills, ability to offer clients advice on ad content and design, handle several projects at once, work on a deadline, familiarity with Mon Valley area, reliable transportation, flexible schedule, computer with internet access and a personable, friendly attitude. Preferred candidates will possess: Prior newspaper or media experience, good communication and presentation skills and be motivated, determined and persistent. Interested applicants should email dhaniford@messengerpaper.com with a resume and cover letter, or mail to P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.


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NUN DOLL FROM THE 1950'S - perfect, new; head a little lose from storage $20. 412-279-3288 WATER/SAND TABLE WITH TOYS - $15. Please call 724-348-5017. TODDLERS PLAY TABLE & 2 CHAIRS $20. Please call 724-348-5017. ANTIQUE REEVES COAL BUCKET Swinging Handle, Galvanized Metal Ribbed, also use for Fireplace Hearth Flowers, Excellent Condition. $20. 724-941-7217 DEEP FRYER - NEW $20. 724-941-7217 CIRCULAR SAW - 7 1/4", 2 Blades Included, moving. $20. 724-941-7217 GOLF BALLS - Choose your Brand, 3 Dozen for $10. 724-941-7217 PATIO DINING TABLE - OVAL, Glass with White Trim, Umbrella Holder is included. $15. 724-941-7217 27 PNEUMATIC JACK HAMMER CHISEL BITS – Various Sizes, $125 or B/O. 724-322-1253. AUDIO/VIDEO CABINET - 2 doors. Oak. Holds CDs/DVDs/Video Tapes. Orig. $180. Asking $45. Call 724-684-5531. 45 RPM RECORDS - Over 500 records, mostly 60's and 70's, Motown, Carpenters, etc. $60 OBO. 412-653-0329. TAPE RECORDER - Reel to Reel. Wecor Royal High Fidelity. Vintage. $50 Call 724-684-7250. PICNIC TABLE - rectangular redwood 4ft x 4ft with 4 benches like new condition. $65 OBO. 724-984-6611 LAWN MOWER - Lawnboy model 4260 needs repairs complete. $25 OBO. 724-984-6611 LAWN CHAIRS - redwood large size (4 chairs) almost like new. $65 for all four. 724-984-6611 AUDIO/VIDEO CABINET - 30"Hx23"Wx12"D 2 doors. Oak w/key lock. Holds CD's-DVD's-Video Tapes. Orig

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CLASSIFIEDS $180. Asking $50 Call 724-684-5531 FIREWOOD - Pickup truckload $35. 412-889-5035 SEWING MACHINE – Very old. Still works. Singer K99, 1953, all accessories go well with it. Asking $125. 412464-1539 or 412-638-3550. VINTAGE MCDONALD’S – 8oz. drinking glasses. Original characters from the 1970’s. 48 total glasses. $40. 412835-1151 BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR – Brand new in box. Never used. $10. 724-322-1253\ FISHING BIBS & COAT – Cabela’s, Guide-wear Gortex, thinsulate, X-Large. Paid $750. Selling for $300. 724366-9524. AMERICAN RIFLEMAN MAGAZINES Older back issues. $20 a box. 412-251-7291 DUNE BUGGY - 2007 Thunder Motor Sport, Joyner 650 Sand Spider. Excellent condition. Only 173 miles. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $4,500 or make an offerLeave message at (412) 999-4332 24' ALUMINUM EXTENSION LADDER $90. 724-938-8482 GLIDER FOR PORCH - 3 seat vintage c1950's, metal, excellent condition. $250. 724-941-7217 FIREWOOD - Pickup truckload $35. 412-889-5035 THE BEATLE’S – Unseen Archives book. $50. 412425-0342 ENGINE STANDS – Two(2). $30. 412-425-0342 GUITAR – Tele-Star, 6 strings, plastic case. $45. 412-884-0886 ROCKING CHAIR - Dark Wood, 2 $80 each. 724-344-6619 DAIRY QUEEN AND MCDONALD’S TOYS – Over 100 pcs. In original wrappers. Some 25 years old. (Choice of 5 for $1). 724-929-8259

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HANGING TIFFANY LAMP - with hardware, yellow/white/grey glass, pretty $50. 412-691-7082 MILITARY UNIFORM - USAF, issued 1964. $125. 412-445-2701 TURKEY GUN – Benelli, Super Black Eagle, left hand model. New in case. Paid $2,000. Sell only $1,400. 724366-9524

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------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 424215-9385 WANTED ANTIQUES – Sterling silver, old Christmas decorations, old lamps, oriental rugs, paintings, crocks with blue decorations, gold jewelry. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. 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 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 BUYING VINTAGE SPORTS CARDS Memorabilia, autographs, ticket stubs, items from the ABA, Condors, Pipers basketball. 724-205-8620 MUZZEL-LOADER – I will pay $500 for a 50 cal.

Thompson Center Hawken, Flint-lock muzzle-loader in very good condition. 724-222-6711

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NOTICES WORK WANTED - Will babysit two or three days a week for summer months, Monongahela area. Please call Lori at 724469-1631. Please leave a message. SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details. KEEP MOVING AND LET'S DANCE FOR FUN AND FITNESS - (no judgement) Adult classes in Jazz and Tap at Miss Beverly's School of Dance Bethel Park. For further information call or text Joyce, 724-344-7910

------------ PETS-------Adopt a real friend, will make you smile, satisfaction guaranteed! Washington Area Humane Society. 724-222-7387 BUNNIES - Tame pet bunnies and California/New Zealand cross bunnies for sale, $20. Mixed colors. All rabbits handled by kids, very tame! Located south of Waynesburg PA near Pa/WV border near Hundred WV. Call 724-447-2726. 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-


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------------ REAL ESTATE-------LOT FOR SALE – Semi-Ocean Front, 100’ x 105’ in Currutuck, N.C. Four-wheel area, 2nd row. 412-885-4975 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora, 4 lots, 1 vault. $500 each. 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. Please Lv. Mssg. PLOT FOR SALE - Sacred heart Cemetery $850 OBO. Please email sacredheartplot@gmail.com LOT FOR SALE – Currutuck, N.C., 4-wheel drive area, semi ocean front, 2nd row. 100feet x 105 feet, lot #11, ocean access path, 100 feet away. 412-885-4975 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

----------- SERVICES -------HOME MOVIE TRANSFERS PHOTO MONTAGE CREATIONS 8mm, Super 8mm, and16mm Projector movies, transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. New equipment for 2016. No projector flicker - reasonable rates. VHS, VHS-C, mini-DV, and 8mm tapes transferred to DVD. Photos/slides scanned to montage DVD of special events. One of a kind gifts. 724-258-5336 dcheplic@ gmail.com. Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand montages.com. Facebook: www.facebook. com/ debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/ *

Schwartz Painting.com - Servicing Westmoreland and Allegheny County. Painting, Power Washing and Staining. Give Chad a call today. 412-443-0341 First Class Cleaning Services - Serving Allegheny and Washington County. Residential and Commercial. Talk with Tracy today 724-261-7378 GRASS CUTTING BY BOB – 724-348-6593 ABL LAWNCARE – Grass Cutting, Mulching and Yard Cleanup. 412-855-3753 CAR INSURANCE - Shopping for car insurance? Call me first: Gene Svrcek at 724-379-5300. LAWN SERVICES - Call John (412) 515-5222 or Todd (724) 797-6031. Mowing, mulching, trimming, seeding, yard cleanup, tree service, retaining walls...fully insured, discounts. CONCRETE WORK - Retaining walls, brick/block, all types of cement repair work, free estimate, reasonable (412) 889-5035.

KEEP MOVING AND LET'S DANCE FOR FUN AND FITNESS - (no judgement) Adult classes in Jazz and Tap at Miss Beverly's School of Dance Bethel Park. For further information call or text Joyce, 724-344-7910 KEEP IT SIMPLE HANDYMAN - Electric, and Plumbing. Reasonable Rates! Call today 412-253-5163. KeepItSimpleHandyman.com

Tap into the power of the Messenger. Call today to learn more. 412.249.8177

READER ADVISORY: Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer “employment” but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it’s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.

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

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is June 15)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. When is the 23rd Annual “Fleatique on the Mon”? When is the Donora Fire Co. 12th Annual Car Show? What hospital now offers procedure to minimize prostate cancer complications? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Congratulations to the winners of our May Pizza Puzzler contest!

Michelle Williams - West Newton • Chris Smith- Munhall

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