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Ryan O. Hemminger Announces Candidacy for Judge on Allegheny County Court Page 13

Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for ‘Chloe & Me Candles’ Page 15

CCAC Student Receives Prestigious Award Page 18

TJ Student Tackles Cyber Bullying

Lenten Fish Fry at South Hills Elks in Bethel Park Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213 in Bethel Park will be holding a Fish Fry every Friday during Lent. The Lenten Fish Fry will start on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Eat in or Take Out. Menu offerings include: Fish Sandwich, Fish Dinner- French Fries, Coleslaw, Shrimp Dinner7 Shrimp, French Fries, Coleslaw, Haluski, Pierogies Potato, Cheese, Sauerkraut, Soup- Clam Chowder. The Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213 is located at 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park PA. 15102. To order ahead, call 412-831-0616.

Having lost two people to suicide, after being bullied, Thomas Jefferson High School student, Mya Greschner decided to try and make a difference.

By Charlotte Hopkins Sixteen-year-old, Thomas Jefferson High School student, Mya Greschner, has embarked on a personal battle against bullying. It began when her 12-year-old cousin, Alexis “Lexi” Lis, a 6th-grade student at South Brook Middle School took her life after enduring months of being bullied. Lis tried desperately to fit in with classmates. She often changed her hairstyle and style of clothes, hoping to end the bullying and gain a friend instead.

Students, Jeno Moretti and Lexi Lis, took their own lives after enduring months of bullying.

Lexi's mother, Therese Lis described how girls would harass and trick Lexi, then blackmail her by sending pictures all over social media. It all ended on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, when Lis killed herself to escape the bullies. Just ten days later, on November 21, Greschner's friend and classmate, Jeno Moretti was reported missing. Fifteen-year-old Moretti was also a 10th-grade student at Thomas Jefferson High School. Within the days that followed, it was revealed that he was another victim of cyber-

bullying. There was an Instagram page, “Exposing TJ,” targeting Thomas Jefferson School staff and students, like Moretti. Search crews were brought in from other states to search for Moretti. Surveillance footage showed him walking up the stairs to the bridge, yet there was no video of him coming back down. On December 4, Moretti’s body was recovered from the Monongahela River. It is believed by many that the comments from the “Exposing TJ” page made life unbearable for (Continued on page 2)


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Moretti, driving him to commit suicide. After losing two people that she cared about in such a short period of time Greschner sought ways to help the families. She started a ‘Go Fund Me’ page for the Lis family with a goal of $10,000 to help pay for a headstone/memorial for Lis. “Lexi deserves to be honored for the special 12 years and five days she was our daughter, family member, and friend,” said mother Therese. The Go Fund Me page has since raised $1,180. Greschner also held her first fundraiser, the “Lexi Lis and Jeno Moretti Night,” on January 6, at the Interchange Lounge. It included a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. The event raised $6,010 that was divided between the two families. Mia Rodgers, of the Interchange Lounge, stated, “These tragedies hit home being in our community and we want to raise as much money as possible for these hurting families. This a cause important to us at the Interchange Lounge. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind and want it to be prevented at all costs. We want a safe community for our youth.” Greschner explained, “Nothing I say or do can change the way they are feeling and I thought this would help them with their finances. They have funeral expenses, and with Covid, the families have been out of work. Jeno's family had to pay for River Guides to help in the search for their son.” Greschner is focused on raising awareness about bullying, and hoping to drive changes. She would like to see a peer group started at school that addresses bullying. “I just want to be able to spread awareness,” Greschner said. “If everyone respects people more and doesn't judge them on what they look like or what they have, and don't have, and to just be a little kinder, we would have a lot less suicide. I want to be able to help other kids who are being bullied.” For students who need someone to talk to, Greschner said she is one message away and is happy to talk to them. She can be reached on Facebook or through her email myargreschner@gmail.com.

Preschool at The Park Program: ‘Goofy Geese’ Join the Washington County Parks Staff for a fun afternoon learning about some local geese. We will read a story, learn some fun facts about geese, and play some games. Dress for the weather, as we may venture outside for a short period of time. Preschool programs are for ages 3-5. This program will take place at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 and there is a $2.00 fee. Participants will meet at the Henry House at Mingo Creek County Park. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Washington County Department of Parks & Recreation at 724-2286867. Mingo Creek County Park is located 12 miles East of Washington off of Route 136.


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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO FEBRUARY 6 60TH ANNIVERSARY COIN SHOW - The South Hills Coin Club will hold their 60th anniversary Coin Show on Saturday February 6, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Pittsburgh South, located at 164 Ft. Couch Rd., in Bethel Park, Pa. across from the South Hills Village. Free admission and free parking provided. For more information call 724-984-6611.

FEBRUARY 9 CLOTHES 4U MINISTRY Clothes 4U ministry of the First United Methodist Church in Belle Vernon, will reopen to the public on Tuesday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 23 (weather permitting) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. We ask that you wear a mask and practice

social distancing while on the premises. We will be accepting donations at that time. Please remember, if you have an immediate need, please call the church office with your request (724-929-4696) and we will do our best to serve you on an individual basis. The Clothes 4U ministry is located at the First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, in Belle Vernon. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

FEBRUARY 13 DRIVE-THRU TAKE-OUT HAM DINNER - New Eagle. A Free Ham Dinner will be held on February 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy, located at 411 4th Ave. in New Eagle. The community is invited to enjoy a delicious Valentine's

meal. Menu includes: ham, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, green beans, coleslaw, and dessert. This meal is Drive-Thru and Take-Out only. Please call 724-310-3533 to place your order. (Donations are appreciated.)

FEBRUARY 15 ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION MEETING - The Rostraver Sportsmen Association located at 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, Pa. will hold their monthly meeting on Monday February 15, 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.

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LENTEN FISH FRY - Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213 in Bethel Park will be holding a Fish Fry every Friday during Lent. The Lenten Fish Fry will start on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Eat in or Take Out. Menu offerings include: Fish Sandwich, Fish DinnerFrench Fries, Coleslaw, Shrimp Dinner- 7 Shrimp, French Fries, Coleslaw, Haluski, Pierogies - Potato, Cheese, Sauerkraut, Soup- Clam Chowder. The Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213 is located at 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park PA. 15102. To order ahead, call 412831-0616.

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CLOTHES 4U MINISTRY - The Clothes 4U ministry of the First United Methodist Church in Belle Vernon, will be open to the public on Tuesday, February 23 (weather permitting) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. We ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing while on the premises. We will be accepting donations at that time. Please remember, if you have an immediate need, please call the church office with your request (724-929-4696) and we will do our best to serve you on an individual basis. The Clothes 4U ministry is located at the First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, in Belle Vernon. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

FEBRUARY 27 - 28 TWO-DAY PARENTING CONFERENCE - For parents, caregivers, and teachers to learn effective tools and strategies to navigate the challenges of parenting. The conference will be held February 27-28 at Gospel Alliance Church in Rostraver Township. Participants will have 12 varied workshops to deepen your connection to your children, foster self-love, responsibility, resilience, and selfesteem. This conference is filled with workshops geared toward every stage of parenting from birth through college. Dates and times are: • Saturday February 27 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM • Sunday February 28 from 9:30

AM – 12:00 PM Registration deadline is February 13, 2021, and cost is just $10 ($15 at the door), and includes lunch. For information on the workshops and to register visit the website at www.gospelalliancechurch.org. Gospel Alliance Church is located at 1011 Fells Church Road, Rostraver Township, PA 15012

FEBRUARY 27 STUFFED PORK CHOP DINNER FUNDRAISER - The West Newton Library will be holding a Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner Fundraiser on February 27, 2021 at Gary's Chuckwagon Restaurant, located at N. Second Street in West Newton. The Fundraiser will be held from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, and is TAKE OUT

ONLY. Dinner costs $15 and includes stuffed pork chop, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, salad and dessert. Purchase your tickets in advance as this pork chop dinner sells out quickly. Call Gary’s Chuckwagon at 724-872-8920, or the West Newton Library at 724-633-0798.


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VALLEY GARDEN CLUB ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS The Valley Garden Club, for the tenth year, will be awarding a scholarship to assist a local student pursuing an education in the study of horticulture, landscape design, botany, plant pathology, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns, city planning, land management or allied sciences. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded for the full academic year and will be given to the student to further his or her education. Students attending Belle Vernon, Monessen, California, Frazier, Ringgold or Charleroi High Schools can contact their guidance office for scholarship application and information. The application, essay regarding student’s career goals, two recommendations and an official transcript must be received by April 16, 2021. The Valley Garden Club, established in 1974, meets once a month at Lynnwood Lutheran Church.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner Fundraiser in West Newton The West Newton Library will be holding a Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner Fundraiser on February 27, 2021 at Gary's Chuckwagon Restaurant, located at N. Second Street in West Newton. The Fundraiser will be held from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, and is TAKE OUT ONLY. Dinner costs $15 and includes stuffed pork chop, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, salad and dessert. Purchase your tickets in advance as this pork chop dinner sells out quickly. Call Gary’s Chuckwagon at 724-872-8920, or the West Newton Library at 724-633-0798.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO DELIVER MEALS IN THE MON VALLEY Do You Have A Few Hours A Week to Spare For A Worthwhile Cause? Donora Senior Center is in desperate need of volunteers for their home delivered meals program for the Donora and Carroll township areas. (This program is also referred to “meals on wheels.”) The 3 routes take a little over an hour. You can volunteer once a week, once every other week, once a month. Mileage reimbursement is available for volunteers that drive. Drivers and runners are needed Mondays through Fridays. Please call the Donora Senior Center at 724-379-6446 or contact us at donorasr@sphs.org.

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CCAC To Hold A ‘Virtual Open House’ on Wednesday, February 10, For Prospective Students, Their Families And Friends The Community College of Allegheny County will host a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, February 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event will provide prospective students, their family members and friends with an opportunity to learn more about the CCAC enrollment process, academic program options, student engagement opportunities and more. At $118 per credit hour (in-county tuition), students can save thousands of dollars at CCAC. To estimate the total cost of tuition and fees, visit ccac.edu/payment/tuition-calculator.php. Participants will be able to interact with faculty and staff in a virtual environment and will learn how to enroll in one of CCAC’s nearly 160 degree, certificate or diploma programs to meet their educational and career goals. In addition, informative breakout sessions will be offered on the following topics: • Admissions • Allied Health Programs • CCAC Centers • Financial Aid • Meet CCAC Faculty • Nursing Program • Student Account Services • Student Life & Athletics • Student Services • Student Technology • Virtual Campus • Workforce Development & Community Education Attendees will also learn about: • Programs designed to facilitate easy transfer to four-year colleges & universities • In-demand careers that offer strong wages & career growth • Scholarships, grants & financial aid opportunities • Day, evening, weekend & online course offerings Register for the February 10 Open House. For more information, contact admissions@ccac.edu.

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STEP UP Westmoreland Brings Awareness to Mental Health By Lois Thomson The "STEP UP" in STEP UP Westmoreland is an acronym that stands for "Students, Therapists, Educators, and Parents United in Prevention"; and that couldn't be more appropriate, because all of those groups – and more – are necessary to help in the prevention of mental health problems in young people. STEP UP Westmoreland, founded three years ago, works in conjunction with Westmoreland County School Districts, and the Westmoreland County Office of Behavioral Health/Developmental Services. Jason Stragand, student services supervisor who joined two years ago, said what the organization learned was that mental health awareness and strategy is a growing need, and also that many different agencies were working on the problem; however, there wasn't a platform that brought everyone together. In an effort to change that, STEP UP now holds monthly meetings with speakers knowledgeable about the mental health issues that surround kids today, and also speakers from Westmoreland County agencies who discuss the mission and vision of their agencies, and how they can be a resource. Stragand said STEP UP will reimplement a facet of the program next month that involves three engagement groups: legislative, student, and event. He said the legislative branch tackles some of the larger issues, such as work done for advocating for men-

tal health and mental health awareness. The student engagement group focuses on how to engage kids from each of the school districts in a mental health conversation. The event group hosts two events each year – a fundraising walk in the spring and some type of "stomp out the stigma event" in the fall that involves students. "Most recently, we have given $500 to any school district interested in obtaining money to either start up or support an already-existing, studentled mental wellness group,” says Stragand. “Eight different school districts participated, and as a result, we have seen an increase in student-led groups inside of school districts, and an increase in engagement and enrollment in the student-led wellness groups." Stragand admitted it can be difficult to see the impact of STEP UP because the group is not working inside schools every day like teachers or therapists are. However, he had a conversation with a Local Education Authority who said that the $500 STEP UP gave that district "'really breathed some life back into the student group because it was kind of fizzling out.' So that's just one example that was shared with me most recently. "In a nutshell, STEP UP Westmoreland is a hub bringing people together to talk about and to tackle mental health issues and concerns, and also to stomp out the stigma that's often related to mental illness."

Drive-Thru Take-Out Ham Dinner in New Eagle A Free Ham Dinner will be held on February 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy, located at 411 4th Ave. in New Eagle. The community is invited to enjoy a delicious Valentine's meal. Menu includes: ham, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, green beans, coleslaw, and dessert. This meal is Drive-Thru and Take-Out only. Please call 724-3103533 to place your order. (Donations are appreciated.)


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‘Mon Valley Paws’ Established to Provide More Funds to Local Pets “They carried pictures of their dogs, held leashes that once connected them to their pets, and recalled the memory of that loss as they walked.” That’s how event coordinator, Randall Marino described the ‘Puppy Up Walk Monessen’ event. After two very successful years, raising $24,000 for canine/human cancer research and support, and working side-by-side with the national organization Puppy Up in Memphis, Tennessee, the group wants to bring the funds home. Through the success of these past endeavors, the committee was encouraged to bring the money raised back to the Mon Valley, where there is a great need. “We were overwhelmed with the support of local people, but there was a constant howling, as people asked for assistance with pet care,” said Marino. Through the dedication and hard work of this committee a new nonprofit was established. Mon Valley Paws, a 501(C)3, will continue to pursue the efforts of supporting all animals in need, however all fundraising money raised will now stay locally. Mon Valley Paws, will be working with veterans’ organizations that provide service animals, providing stipends to local shelters and rescue groups, and assisting local residents with pet care needs. Thus, the group will continue working for the betterment of dogs and the funds will remain in our backyards. The overwhelming support that the group received from the many sponsors, business donors and individuals, and the four-legged walkers, has motivated Mon Valley Paws to continue to their passion of distributing funds to our pets. The committee believed, after much research, the avenues selected would allow Mon Valley Paws to freely distribute funds locally. The Mission Statement of Mon Valley Paws (MVP) allows committee members to provide assistance to individuals and other non-profit organizations who specialize in health care and rescue of animals. Mon Valley Paws hopes that the Valley will continue to fight for the rights of their furry friends! Please follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/MonValleyPaws. Further fundraisers include a walk-a-thon, biscuit bingo, puppy food truck and canine trunk or treat. Look for the organization to run with the big dogs after September.

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SAVE THE DATE 60th Anniversary Coin Show to Be Held in Bethel Park The South Hills Coin Club will hold their 60th anniversary Coin Show on Saturday February 6, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza HotelPittsburgh South, located at 164 Ft. Couch Rd., in Bethel Park, Pa. across from the South Hills Village. Free admission and free parking provided. For more information call 724-984-6611.

South Hills Coin Club to Meet The Monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held Tuesday evening February 9, 2021 at 7:30 PM at the Bethel Park municipal building located at 5100 West Library Ave. in Bethel Park, Pa. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be on Liberty Walking half dollars. A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724984-6611.

Two-Day Parenting Conference Offered in Rostraver Township A two-day parenting conference is being offered for parents, caregivers, and teachers to learn effective tools and strategies to navigate the challenges of parenting. The conference will be held February 27-28 at Gospel Alliance Church in Rostraver Township. Participants will have 12 varied workshops to deepen your connection to your children, foster self-love, responsibility, resilience, and self-esteem. This conference is filled with workshops geared toward every stage of parenting from birth through college. Dates and times are: • Saturday February 27 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM • Sunday February 28 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration deadline is February 13, 2021, and cost is just $10 ($15 at the door), and includes lunch. For information on the workshops and to register visit www.gospelalliancechurch.org. Gospel Alliance Church is located at 1011 Fells Church Road, Rostraver Township, PA 15012

ELIZABETH WOMEN’S CLUB SEEKS NEW MEMBERS By Matthew Peaslee The Elizabeth Woman’s Club is looking for some new members to join in 2021. The main objective for the club is to work for the civic, social and educational development of the local community. “We pride ourselves on our continued efforts on behalf of the youth of our community through the art contest we endow each year and the scholarship we award each year to our Girl of the Year,” said Sherry Johnson. The Elizabeth Woman’s Club supports the local food bank and Meals on Wheels through their own volunteering and monetary support. The club also donates to Girl Scout troops and the Salvation Army. Yearly dues are $15 and meetings are held on the second Monday of the month through May. The end of year banquet takes place in June. A new year for the club begins in September, running through December. The club sponsors fundraisers such as a Steelers ticket raffle and hoagie sale. For sign-up information, contact Sherry Johnson at 412-965-3339.


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Cal U Applauds Area Winners of Stock Market Challenge California University of Pennsylvania Supports Competition And Related Curriculum Designed To Build Financial Literacy And Personal Finance Skills For the second consecutive year, California University of Pennsylvania has been proud to sponsor the Pennsylvania Council of Financial Literacy’s Stock Market Challenge, a web-based stock market simulation and curriculum for students in grades 3-12. Competitions are held in the classroom, by county and statewide. Cal U sponsors the PennCFL Stock Market Challenge at schools in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Statewide winners in the fall 2020 challenge include these local competitors: STATEWIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION • Franklin Regional School District: Student Emily Wang, educator Brienne May, Heritage Elementary, third place.

• Carmichaels Area School District: Student Luke Donaldson, educator Keith Gillis, Carmichaels Area Elementary, fourth place. • Norwin School District: Student Liam Samuels, educator Trisha Brunazzi, Hillcrest Intermediate School, top 10. STATEWIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION • South Fayette School District: Student Eashwari Potdar, educator Lori Leroux, South Fayette Intermediate School, second place. • Carmichaels Area School District: Student Codie Nutt, educator Cassie Menhart, Carmichaels Area Junior-Senior High, top 10. STATEWIDE HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION • Fort Cherry School District:

Student Jonathan White, educator Richard Hursh, Fort Cherry JuniorSenior High, top 10. PennCFL also offers a Budget Game curriculum that presents reallife budgeting scenarios to students in grades 6-12. Guided by educator Michele Stoicovy, three students from Thomas Jefferson High School – Kaylee Rehak, Jera Esper, and Brayden Andrisko – took first, second and third place, respectively, in the Pittsburgh region. In addition to competitions, students can learn about investing throughout the year by using the PennCFL curriculum and courses. The nonprofit organization aims to provide students with “economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship skills that elevate their standard of living, quality of life, and professional success.”

Join the Challenge The spring 2021 PennCFL Stock Market Challenge begins Feb. 15. Educators are encouraged to register now so students can begin to practice making trades. For information or to register, visit www.penncfl.org. Cal U offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in business and economics, including specialized MBA and dual-degree programs. To view all degree options, visit www.calu.edu/academics. California University of Pennsylvania empowers undergraduate and graduate students to reach their full potential with academic programs in education, science and technology, liberal arts and professional studies. Cal U is a proud member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Learn more at calu.edu.


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McMurray VFW Post 764 Auxiliary Holiday Fund Raising a Success

The Auxiliary from VFW Post 764 McMurray want to thank everyone who supported the Auxiliary by purchasing poinsettias and wreaths during the holiday season. This was their first fundraiser like this and it was a great success. They will be selling spring flowers for Easter so keep on the lookout for their flyers. Again all of the proceeds go to support our local Veterans. A sincere “Thank You� is extended by Sandy Roberto -President, Barb Mier, Sandra Coglio - Vice President, Kelly Arison, Lisanne Migyanko - Treasurer, and Linda McMinn.

NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Scholarship opportunities are provided by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club to nursing students entering their final year of studies in a diploma, associate degree, or bachelor of science degree. Nurses actively pursuing advanced education in nursing may also apply. Students are eligible whose official home of residence are in one of the following 10 counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland. Scholarships are awarded each April. Apply through the Pittsburgh Foundation at http://www.pittsburghfoundation.org or by US Mail: The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh PA 15222-5414. The Pittsburgh Foundation also sends scholarship information to nursing schools and colleges in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Scholarship coordinator is Jennifer Marino: Marinoj@pghfnd.org. The phone number is (412)394-2649. Deadline is March 31, 2021.

Rostraver Sportsmen Meeting Scheduled The Rostraver Sportsmen Association located at 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, Pa. will hold their monthly meeting on Monday February 15, 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.

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Ryan O. Hemminger Announces Candidacy for Judge on Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Ryan O. Hemminger of Elizabeth Township, who serves as Vice President of the School Board for the Elizabeth Forward School District, has announced his candidacy for Judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County in the 2021 election. Mr. Hemminger is a partner at the Pittsburgh law firm Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl seeks one of the expected nine open seats on the bench in next year’s election. “It is with great humility and a profound respect for the position that I announce my candidacy for Judge,” Hemminger said. “If elected, I will serve the people of Allegheny County with the work ethic, determination, compassion and commitment to justice that all citizens deserve and should expect of Judges. I humbly ask the voters of Allegheny County to consider a son of the Mon Valley for the Court.” Before his 13-year tenure as a litigation attorney at Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, Hemminger first worked as a Special Clerk for Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice, Ralph J. Cappy. He followed that assignment by serving as a Law Clerk for Superior Court Judge Maureen Lally-Green. After three years working for Pennsylvania’s highest Appeals Courts, Hemminger went into private practice. In addition to his professional credentials, Hemminger serves as a twiceelected member of the Elizabeth Forward School Board. During his time on the Board, Hemminger has focused on children’s needs and educational priorities. Hemminger also serves on Elizabeth Township Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. Hemminger is a graduate of Bethany College and Duquesne University Law School. During his college career, Hemminger studied at American University in Washington D.C. and served as a research assistant for renowned Constitutional scholar and now University President, Ken Gormley. To learn more about Ryan O. Hemminger visit the website www.hemmingerforjudge.com.

Clothes 4U Ministry Reopens in Belle Vernon The Clothes 4U ministry of the First United Methodist Church in Belle Vernon, will reopen to the public on Tuesday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 23 (weather permitting) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. We ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing while on the premises. We will be accepting donations at that time. Please remember, if you have an immediate need, please call the church office with your request (724-929-4696) and we will do our best to serve you on an individual basis. The Clothes 4U ministry is located at the First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, in Belle Vernon. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

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Business & Merchant News MONONGAHELA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DECEMBER BUSINESS OF THE MONTH.

Sweets by Mrs. C

Sweets by Mrs. C is a Christmas themed ice cream and sweets shop located on the corner of 3rd and Main Street in Monongahela. Known for its charming decor and delicious treats, Sweets by Mrs. C is a must stop for any visitors to Mon City as well as for the residents! They carry over 30 flavors of soft serve ice cream and more than 10 flavors of hand packed ice cream. Plus, you won't find a better selection of nostalgic candy anywhere in the Mon Valley. Recently they began making and selling ice cream pies and their ice cream cookie sandwiches have a steady following. Winter Hours are Monday through Friday from 3pm to 8pm and Saturday from 12 noon to 8pm. They are closed on Sundays. Currently you are permitted to dine in at Sweets by Mrs. C and they follow all CDC requirements.

Women’s Business Network Meetings in the South Hills Are you looking for a dynamic group of women who will share your passion for succeeding in business? Women’s Business Network is an award-winning business association that supports the success and growth of women in business! Part networking group, part mastermind group, part educational resource, WBN provides members with the tools to be successful while expanding her circle of influence and marketplace. All professional women are welcome to attend as a guest at the meeting for no charge. At the time of publication, all chapters are meeting virtually; please check with the local chapter representative for more information. The McMurray Chapter meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., and meetings are being held virtually until further notice. February meetings will be held February 3 and 17. To find out more, contact our Chapter Representative, Diane Fehl, at 412-341-7788, ext. 110. The South Hills Chapter meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 8:00 a.m., and all meetings are being held virtually until further notice. February meetings will be on February 4 and 18. To find out more, contact our Chapter Representative, Susanne Snyder, at 724-953-1539. The Washington Chapter meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., and all meetings are being held virtually until further notice. February meetings will be held February 10 and 24. To find out more, contact our Chapter Representatives, Karen Kovac or Pam Slominay, at 724-9866739. The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., and all meetings are being held virtually. February meetings will be held on February 9 and February 23. To find out more, contact our Chapter Representative, Marlene Will-Knapp, at 412-833-9279. The All Virtual Chapter holds regular meetings via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. The February meetings are February 3 and 17, and guests are welcome to attend at no cost. For more information contact our Chapter Representative, Jennifer Pasquale, at 412-908-1663.

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R&R Pools Recognized by Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce as ‘Business of the Month’ from November

R & R Pools and Construction, Inc. has been a family owned and operated business for over 30 years! They specialize in the installation of one piece fiberglass, concrete and vinyl liner in-ground swimming pools. If you want to customize your pool, they can add custom waterfalls, water features and slides. They also offer custom outdoor kitchens, grills, outdoor refrigerators, custom fire pits, fireplaces, custom concrete countertops and other standard and custom hardscape items. Their showroom is located in New Eagle and is equipped with everything you need to maintain your pool after it is installed. R&R Pools carries a large selection of swimming pool and spa chemicals, parts for pumps, filters and heaters, vacuum kits, solar covers and much more. If they don't have the product you need in stock, they can special order certain products The staff is able to test your swimming pool or spa water using a professional computerized water-testing program that is located in our showroom. You will receive a water analysis in minutes that their staff will review with you and guide you to the proper chemicals to have a balance and safe pool or spa relax in. They always want you to have a crystal clear pool or spa! Stop by and visit for more information at 167 Main Street in New Eagle, PA 15330. You can also visit their website at www.rrpoolsandconstruction.com or call 724-258-8883.

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The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for ‘Chloe & Me Candles’

Chloe & Me Candles first opened in March of 2014, inspired by the owner Staci’s youngest daughter, Chloe. Chloe was born with a birth defect called gastroschisis. This was surgically repaired at birth, and required a lot of therapy as a result. During this time, Staci lost her job at a local warehouse and she launched Chloe & Me Candles. Chloe is now age 7, and is doing great with no lasting effects showing. The company is a family run business. All products are handmade by the owner Staci, her significant other Jonathan, and his daughter Sahvannah. Chloe & Me moved to Monongahela in March of 2020. They stock candles, wax melts, and bath & body products in our store. Primarily run online prior to opening their new store, they have shipped orders all over the country as well as Ireland and Germany! They are located at 205 West Main Street, Ste 11, Monongahela, PA. Hours of operation are: Mon-Fri 10-5 and Sat & Sun 10-2. They are very excited to be able to contribute to the Main Street Shop community and are looking forward serving you! To learn more, visit their website chloeanmecnadles.com or follow their facebook page at facebook.com/chloeanmecandles. You can also learn more about gastroschisis at averysangels.org

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Monessen Fills Vacant Board Seats, Creates New Boards Monessen Mayor Matt Shorraw and City Council have been busy recently, by filling vacant positions on City Boards, Authorities, and Commissions. This year, the City filled over 20 vacant positions, marking the largest and most diverse cohort of appointees in decades. The City has 13 active boards, and is also in the process of creating a Blight Review Board. In recent months the City revived its Shade Tree Commission, and created an Environmental Advisory Board and a Police Accountability and Internal Affairs Board. Other active boards include: Monessen Planning Commission, Zoning and Hearing Board, Civil Service Commission, Mon Valley Sewage Authority, Redevelopment Authority, Recreation Board, Library Board, and Mon Valley Refuse Authority. The City also has a representative on the Mid-Mon Valley Transit Authority Board. In January, Monessen also created a Human Relations Commission, when the City adopted its most sweeping anti-discrimination ordinance, since 1968, to include local protections from discrimination in housing, commercial property, employment, and public accommodations, based upon race, color, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, handicap or disability, or the use of guide or support animals because the user is a handler or trainer of the animals. The Commission will serve as an educational and advocacy organization. Mayor Matt Shorraw said that he is “thrilled to see so much community involvement”. He mentioned that there was a reluctance from members of the public to join boards and volunteer in the past, due to tensions within the City over the past six or seven years, as well as the lack of support for volunteers within the City. Shorraw says, “I’m glad people are stepping up now – we (the City) will do whatever we can to support their work, and help them, help us create a better Monessen!” *(Editors Note: Article was submitted for publication on behalf of the City of Monessen).

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Monessen Adopts New Plan; Sees Increased Growth Monessen Mayor and Council recently adopted its first Comprehensive Plan since the Parente Administration in the 1960s. The plan, which has been in the works for several years, was prepared by Mackin Engineering and was funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, as well as the City of Monessen. The City also had assistance and support from the Westmoreland County Department of Planning. The plan was created with input from the community and stakeholders, civic leaders, government officials, neighboring municipalities, as well as county and state input. The city has already reached many of the goals in the Comprehensive Plan, such as adopting new ordinances to address blight and vacant property, hiring a Code Enforcement Officer, and improve the Code Department. The Comprehensive plan builds upon and works in conjunction with two previously-existing city plans, including the Midtown Redevelopment Project (an Urban Renewal Plan) (2012), and the Early Intervention Plan (2016). Mayor Shorraw says “there is a lot of overlap between all of the plans. With the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, this gives us serious tools, goals, and data to continue to make necessary changes to improve the city.” Starting in 2020, Monessen has started seeing increased growth in the City. At least six buildings in our Downtown area have been or are in the process of being renovated in the past year.” said Mayor Shorraw. “We’ve also seen several small businesses open up, even during the pandemic.” The City Treasurer’s Office noticed that in 2019, the City collected $50,079.71 in Real Estate Transfer Tax. This amount is about average for the City. However, in 2020, the City brought in $176,882.46 – a substantial increase. The Mayor noted that properties have been selling at an increased rate across the City, due to growth occurring in the suburbs and exurbs around Pittsburgh, including in Westmoreland County. “We have a large number of vacant houses, many of which are tax delinquent and can be purchased for a reasonable price. We (the City) are willing to work with anyone to help them acquire these properties, as long as they commit to renovating them, and getting them back on the tax rolls.” Shorraw said. There is renewed optimism in Monessen, with the hope that this new Comprehensive plan can usher in a new era of growth for Monessen. The plan can be view on the City’s website at www.cityofmonessen.com. Anyone interested in starting the process of acquiring a property in Monessen can contact Monessen City Hall for more information. *(Editors Note: Article was submitted for publication on behalf of the City of Monessen).

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Safe Driving Classes for Seniors Available in the South Hills ‘Seniors for Safe Driving’ presents highway safety education programs for Seniors 55 years of age and older. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Receiving this discount is mandated by Pennsylvania State Law. The Mature driver improvement course helps drivers understand how aging affects abilities and provides insight about driving on today’s roadways. Upcoming Classes: March, 11, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Rec Dept of Upper St. Clair, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 March 13, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Circleville United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 To register for a class call: 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-8845. To register online, visit www.seniorsforsafedriving.com

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Loneliness and Social Isolation’s Impact on Aging A Free Virtual Dementia Education Webinar

Featuring Guest Speaker Karrra Harrington, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Healthy Aging The Pen nnsylvania State University Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday Tu y,, February 16, 20 021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

During this webinarr,, Dr. Karra Harrington n will discuss: • Overview of loneliness and social isolattion • How do loneliness and social isolation affect older adults? • What are the consequences of lonelineess and social isolation (particularly for brain health)? • How to recognize loneliness and whatt can be done to help someone who is lonely?

CheckMates, a program of AgeWell Pittsburgh, connects seniors with a friendly weekly phone call from a volunteer. The beauty of CheckMates is that the friendship goes both ways. Both caller and call recipient enjoy the conversations with each other. The phone can also be a literal lifeline when you sense trouble, like a recent fall or mention of a utility shutoff notice. To be the recipient of a weekly call, you need to be age 60 or over and a resident of Allegheny County. More than 200 calls per week are made to seniors in Allegheny County, from JCC locations and at South Hills Interfaith Movement, thanks to support from United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Open Your Heart to a Senior Program and Jefferson Regional Foundation. CheckMates can use more volunteers – give us a call! For more information, visit www.shimcares.org

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Local People News CCAC Student, Whitehall Resident, Receives Prestigious ‘Joanne Day Student of The Year’ Award The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Department of Workforce & Job Readiness is pleased to announce that CCAC student Minnie Jones has been awarded the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) ‘JoAnne Day Student of the Year’ Award (Associate Degree category). Through the award, PennACE recognizes the achievements and contributions made by undergraduate students enrolled at member institutions who have completed an internship or co-op. One recipient in each of the four award categories—Business, STEM, Liberal Arts and Associate Degree—is recognized and awarded with a plaque and $500 check. Jones, of Whitehall, is in her last semester at CCAC where she is studying civil engineering. During her tenure at the college, Jones has been active in many clubs and organizations at South Campus. In addition to being a

work-study employee in the Student Life Department, she was secretary for the Student Government Association and for the Improv, Film and Theatre Club. She was also a student ambassador and a member of the Campus Activities Board, Women on a Mission, Campus Enhancement Committee, Stand for the Silent, Gaming Society and softball team. She also pursued her love for the theater by performing on stage and participating in marketing campaigns for the Film and Humanities departments. Outside of CCAC, Jones has been a mentee and ambassador for Vibrant Pittsburgh’s Connections Accelerator Mentorship Program (CAMP). The program matches underrepresented college students with mentors who are professionals in their field of study and help mentees learn about job opportunities in the field. Students experience Minnie Jones real-life work environments, discuss their goals and gain a better understanding of careers in the Pittsburgh region. Jones is also part of the Pathway to Professional Careers program, which is a partnership between CCAC, Point Park University and Partner4Work. As a participant, she was connected to Partner4Work’s Learn & Earn paid summer internship program and was selected to be a civil engineering intern by construction firm PJ Dick, Trumbull and Lindy Paving. Through the internship, she enhanced her knowledge of the engineering field, secured hands-on experience working on construction sites, learned about project management and expanded her professional network. Her work ethic, professionalism and enthusiasm resulted in her successfully completing her internship and impressing the committee members for the JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award. “Minnie Jones is a very impressive student, and she has had a stellar year with all that she has been able to accomplish,” said Dean Jolin, executive director of Workforce & Job Readiness at CCAC. “She is extremely focused and diligent while also being receptive to feedback, which helped her to attain some amazing opportunities. She has been an inspiration to me and many others at CCAC and beyond.” Building on her success, Jones is currently an apprentice with the Pittsburgh Public Allies program, where she is once again working with Vibrant Pittsburgh. Upon completion of her studies at CCAC, she plans to transfer to Point Park University in the fall where she will study civil engineering. To learn more about the JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award, visit: pennace.info/joanne-day-award.

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GASTROENTEROLOGY Q: Why getting a colonoscopy could be the best way to find the answer and save your life in the process.

A: What is one of the greatest success stories in modern medicine, the death rate from colorectal cancer has decreased significantly in the last 30 years. There has been a 2% decline in the rate of colon cancer among Americans every year for the last 15 years. Colorectal cancer (CRC) develops in the colon By Dr Nicholas Bellicini or rectum and is the second leading cause of canPittsburgh cer deaths in the U.S. According to the American Gastroenterology Cancer Society, approximately 140,000 new cases Associates of CRC were diagnosed last year and more than 50,000 died from the disease. According to recent studies, both the incidence and mortality of CRC are declining due to improved screening efforts and early detection. However, numerous studies have shown that even greater reduction in CRC could be achieved if more people receive screening colonoscopies. Nearly all colon and rectal cancers start out as small polyps that can become larger and progress to dysplasia and cancer. Several different types of polyps can form in the colon, but the most common and important are adenomas. These are the polyps that most often transform into cancer. The goal of CRC screening exams is to detect and remove adenomas before they progress. Numerous tests are available for CRC screening, but the gold standard is the colonoscopy. For the procedure, the patient is comfortably and safely sedated, and a thin, flexible rubber scope with a tiny camera is inserted into the rectum and advanced gently around the colon. Colonoscopy detects most small polyps and almost all large polyps and cancers, which are then removed and analyzed. The typical exam lasts only 15-20 minutes. In 2018, the American Cancer Society changed the recommendation for both men and women at average screening risks to begin screening at age 45 instead of 50. If no polyps are found, the exam should be repeated every 10 years. Repeat exams may be considered sooner with people with increased risk factors, such as family history of colon cancer, African Americans, smokers, obesity, or people with inflammatory bowel disease. Age should not be a cut off per multiple societal recommendations. People who are in good health and with a life expectancy of more than 10 years should continue regular colorectal screening through the age of 75. Dr Nicholas Bellicini is a board certified Gastroenterologist in private practice serving patients in the Mon Valley, South Hills and city of Pittsburgh, including Spartan Surgical Center, South Hills Endoscopy Center, St Clair Hospital and UPMC Mercy.

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Recent Local Death Notices AHEIMER, Calvin D., 73, of West Mifflin, died December 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ALLAN, Raymond R., 94, of Clairton, died December 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ANTCIL, Mabel E. (DOTY), 106, of New Eagle, died January 4. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ARNOLD, Christie R., 46, of Donora, died December 23. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BARTOLOTTA, Connie (BULR), 89, of Monongahela, died January 9. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BEDDICK, Cynthia Garrett, 53, of West Elizabeth (formerly of Rostraver Township), died January 14. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BOWER, Elizabeth R., 94, of Finleyville, died December 17. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. BRENNING, Carol J., 78, of West Mifflin, died December 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BRIGDEN, Camille Nicol Paul, 50, of Roscoe, died December 20. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BRONSILAWSKI, Carl John, 90, of West Mifflin, died December 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BURKE, Christina, 93, of Pleasant Hills, died January 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DaBALDO, Mark John, 96, of Clairton, died January 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DeMARCO, June 92, of Charleroi, died January 15. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi.

DIULUS, Catherine “Cassie”, 83, of Whitehall, died January 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DOLANCH, Dennis P., 80, of Monroeville (formerly of Eighty-Four), died January 3. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. FISHER, John Jr., 94, of Castle Shannon, died December 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills FOX, Darlene M. (FLAHERTY), 81, of Whitehall, died December 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GAETANO, Eleanor May, 80, of Baldwin, died January 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GAUBLOMME, Janet, 84, of Baldwin, died January 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GEORGE, Bridget Marlo (STAUDT), 48, of Pleasant Hills, died December 17. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GERESHENSKI, John “Rhinestone”, 78, of Monongahela, died December 18. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. GIBSON, Chad Nicholas, 35, of Charleroi, died December 22. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. HARDESTY, Christopher F., 40, of Monongahela, died January 1. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HARROLD, Donald Thomas, 87, of Baldwin Borough, died January 8. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. HIRAK, Diane Marie, 71, of South Park, died December 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HOFFMANN, Leslye, 55, of West Newton (formerly of West Mifflin), died December 31. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

HOLLIDAY, Lynn H. “Doc” Sr., 64, of Monongahela, died January 5. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HOLMAN, Kenneth Mike, 61, of Belle Vernon, died December 25. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. HORGOS, Daniel, 65, of Jefferson Hills, died January 8. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. HYNDE, Martha, 77, of Munhall (formerly of Pleasant Hills), died January 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KARPIAK, N. Robert, 72, of New Eagle, died January 11. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. KOLESSAR, Patricia Kiefer, 85, of Charleroi, died December 23. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. LACKNER Ernestine Rocca, 76, of Charleroi, died December 28. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. LAZZARA, Charles Phillip, 78, of Pleasant Hills, died January 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LEE, William “Bill”, 75, of Speers, died December 18. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MATTAROCK, Lois Jean (ASHLEY), 85, of Whitehall, died December 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McCLOY, Larry, 70, of Stockdale, died January 18. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. McFEELY, Patricia A., 86, of South Park, died December 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McGARR, Bernice C. (KOERBER), 90, of Jefferson Hills, died January 15. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township.

MELLINGER, Janey (BARANTOVICH), 69, of Monongahela, died January 9. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. MILLER, Debra R. (FORDANISH), 65, of Rostraver Township, died January 6. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MILLER, Margaret (VERONICK), 70, of Pleasant Hills, died January 11. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. MOSCO, Margaret “Peggy”, 82, of Charleroi, died December 28. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. MUIR, Linda Lloyd, 69, of South Park, died December 17. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. NABER, John Paul, 56, of Moon Township (formerly of Baldwin Borough), died January 12. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. NOLL, James, 51, of South Park, died January 6. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. PARRY, James T., 58, of Monongahela, died December 17. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. PAVLIK, Dorothy Ann, 85, of West Mifflin, died December 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PEROK, Evelyn (DEAN), 90, of Charleroi, died December 26. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. PETRILAK, Amelia, 100, of Charleroi, died December 23. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. PETTICORD, Lynn Y., (PROLENSKI), 68, of New Eagle, died December 23. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. PETTY, Annette Marie, 59, of Stockdale, died December 22. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. REICHEL, Stanley J., 69, of Carroll Township, died January 8. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi.


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Recent Local Death Notices REICHMAN, Frances E., 96, of Bethel Park, died December 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RULONG, Shiela Vivian, 90, of Roscoe, died December 29. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. SCHOLZ, Lois A. (WELSBACHER), 93, of Canonsburg, died January 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SHARO, Kenneth A., 88, of Bethel Park, died December 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SINGO, Elizabeth (LEO), 61, of Clairton, died December 22. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. SOLOMAN, Richard “Dick” P., 89, of Baldwin-Whitehall, died January 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STAUFFER, Mark Thomas PhD., 63, of Monongahela, died January 3. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. STEINER, Carole J., 84, of South Park, died December 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

STOFFEL, Dean Thomas, 55, of Chaska MN, (formerly of Finleyville), died December 26. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. STOY, Malcolm L., 82, of Monongahela, died December 27. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. SWIDEN, Beverly Ann (LONG), 86, of Pleasant Hills, died December 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TIMMINS, Robert, 73, of Pleasant Hills, died December 20. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. TRUSSA, Mary, 89, of Charleroi, died January 3. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. TUSTIN, Donald R. Sr., 91, formerly of Finleyville, died December 17. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. WILLIAMS, Frank, 82, of Jefferson Hills, died December 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WELLMAN, Kelly Lee, 66, formerly of Charleroi, died January 4. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi.

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Russell W. Joki, Jr. On Saturday, December 26, 2020, Russell W. Joki, Jr., loving brother and son, passed away at West Penn Hospital with his family by his side. He was 57. Though he passed away at a young age, Russ was known to his family as “The Man with 9 Lives” because he dodged so many close calls during his lifetime. Among them he beat Non-Hodgkins Stage 4 cancer, a triple bypass, diabetic shock, as well as serious vehicle accidents. He was a fighter, but Russ finally lost after this final battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Now he won’t have to fight any more. He will be in heaven with the Lord. Born on July 16, 1963, Russ was raised on the family farm in Finleyville, PA. He graduated from Ringgold High School and most recently lived in Monongahela, PA. In earlier years he worked as a handyman, a landscaper and a truck driver. An ace chess player, Russ was known for his offbeat quick wit

with one liners and living life to the fullest. Known for his daring antics in his younger days, he liked to be sociable and was a “talker.” He had a special bond with animals including a childhood pet hawk, a pet raccoon, and also dogs and horses. He enjoyed walleye fishing in Lake Erie. Russ is preceded in death by his father Russell Sr. and is survived by his mother Ruth, his brother Darby (Carla), his sisters Leslie and Melody (Juan), his nephews George and Daimean, his Uncle Bob Baker, Aunt Joanne Joki and several cousins. Due to COVID-19, Russ’ wake has been postponed until summer where those who knew him can gather in his memory to celebrate his life at a picnic on his beloved family farm. The family asks that in the meantime, you remember him in your own way. If you so choose, you may donate in his memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at https://lls.org.


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YOUR HEALTH Washington Health System Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ Washington Health System (WHS) is excited to announced that it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. This distinction places the WHS Care Center for Family Birth and Women’s Health in the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated in the nation and recognizes the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. “Today, expectant parents are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of hospital quality and understand that it needs to play a factor in selecting where to deliver their baby,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “The 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award recognizes those hospitals that provide high quality care for mothers during labor and delivery, so parents can have confidence in their decision.” To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and delivery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for virtually every hospital in each of the 16 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2016 through 2018. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a sig-

nificant difference in terms of clinical outcomes: • From 2016 through 2018, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, 124,867 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided. • From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 40% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. * “I’m so proud of our labor and delivery team at WHS,” said Kathryn Simons, MD, OB/GYN Division Chair and practicing physician with Washington Health System. “Not only do we have top-rated, exceptional care, but our newly renovated unit called the CARE Center for Family Birth and Women’s health was customized with our patients’ needs in mind.” WHS completed its renovations to the CARE Center for Family Birth and Women’s Health in spring of 2020. The new unit was built with plenty of extra room for visiting families (visitation is currently limited due

to COVID), large spacious and modern bathrooms for mom and partner to use, blue tooth speaker access in every birthing room and so much more. The new unit also has a newly renovated level 2 special care nursey with a team of neonatal resuscitation professionals that are present at every birth. WHS also received the Healthgrades Five-Star distinction for Vaginal Delivery, 6 Years in a row (2015-2020) as well as the Five-Star distinction for C-Section Delivery, 2 years in a row (2019-2020). * Statistics are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.

About Washington Health System: Employing more than 2,300 highly trained medical professionals, Washington Health System provides health care services at more than 40 offsite locations throughout three counties. In addition to its flagship 260 licensed bed hospital in Washington, PA, WHS operates Washington Health System Greene, a community centered hospital, in Waynesburg Pennsylvania. Washington Health System’s integrated system of care also consists of diagnostic centers, outpatient care facilities, the WHS Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center and Greenbriar Treatment Center all seamlessly working together to provide excellent patient-and-family-centered care.


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Monongahela Valley Hospital Receives PCI Program Re-accreditation from Corazon The Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (formerly known as angioplasty with stent) Program at Monongahela Valley Hospital has been granted reaccreditation by Corazon, Inc., a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty. Through a rigorous process, the accreditation proves that MVH’s program has once again met or exceeded the requirements established by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in accordance with the PA DOH PCI Exception Committee Procedures. The requirements include providing 24-hour coverage for PCI emergencies, undergoing detailed quarterly quality reviews to ensure outcomes and practices meet or exceed national standards, and other such factors. PCI is administered to open blocked arteries in the heart. This procedure can be used as a preventative measure or for treating a heart attack and is usually combined with the placement of a stent, a tiny wire mesh tube that keeps the artery open. Pennsylvania is one of the few states that currently have programs in place which accredit PCI facilities lacking on-site surgical backup — part of the Commonwealth's exemption regulations. According to Pittsburgh-based Corazon, “Monongahela Valley Hospital has demonstrated through their accreditation survey that they are committed to providing the highest quality level of care to their patient community. Their dedication, hard work, and exceptional leadership has afforded this opportunity in engaging their entire hospital team, enhancing their cardiac service line, thus allowing them to excel through achieving this accreditation.” “This re-accreditation is a testament to the high-quality care that our skilled staff provides to patients,” said Louis J. Panza Jr., MVH’s president and CEO. “People can come to Monongahela Valley for preventative cardiac care or when they need acute intervention with the knowledge that they will be treated in their own community according to PA Department of Health prescribed procedures.”

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Home & Garden Let’s All Cheer For The Plant And Flower Of The Year (NAPSI)—It’s official: 1-800Flowers.com has named the sunflower as 2021’s Flower of the Year and the Prayer Plant as Plant of the Year. With everyone looking forward to a fresh start, there’s never been a better time to celebrate the hope, positivity and bright outlook each one of these well-deserved picks brings!

Sunflowers: Radiating Happiness Sparking instant cheer with big, golden petals, sunflowers naturally turn toward the sun to uplift and inspire.

A Golden Opportunity At a time when positivity is just what everyone needs, anyone can learn from this trending favorite: • It’s a powerful reminder to rise, shine and hold your head high. • All it takes is a bit of brightness to boost someone’s mood. • Looking on the bright side is something all people can all incorporate into their lives. (Continued on following page.)

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller BALDWIN BOROUGH Stanley Mezyk George Lion Carl Chiocca Terence Boland Estate of Catherine Bettilyon David Schleicher Mahendra Giri Ruth Ann Wertelet Bryan Blackburn Mary Zandier Modern Edge Ventures LLC Estate of Margaret McClukse Thomas Lisak Kenneth James Leonard Jr. Jacob Schrecengost Patrick Noone Jeffrey Arnold Estate of John Priore

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Kenneth Martinez Brooke Smith Pietro Anthony Nuovo John and Roxann Cebula Orhan and Teslime Guven Ian Suppo and Brianna Phohdich Ghana and Buddhi Chapagain Jenna Anne Aleski Bal Karki Matthew Conley Brian Maceil Jr. and Rebecca Nicole Hermann Willard and Patricia Rockwell Amanda Setree Emily Barca Emily Raeder Nanda Rai Nicholas Ian Devault Samuel and Colleen Gregory

3808 Cynthia Drive 460 Jenne Drive 492 Macassar Drive 2602 Michael Drive 522 Barbara Drive 432 Elaine Drive 184 Macek Drive 3040 Ruthwood Ave. 3828 Willett Road 3463 Bench Drive 5106 Colewood Drive 449 Elaine Drive 5129 Janie Drive 3190 Mellott Road 5637 Sixth St. 1353 Cathell Road 3905 Frederick St. 416 Portia Drive

$135,000. $195,000. $193,500. $230,000. $135,000. $191,000. $194,900. $124,900. $184,500. $175,000. $195,000. $140,000. $65,000. $116,600. $135,000. $192,000. $206,000. $165,000.

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP Scott Kantrimaitis Alexis Altieri Raymond Burkhart

Joshua Alberts Carson Koontz Nicholas Militzer

930 Highview Road 774 Hill St. 643 Highview Road

$163,000. $190,000. $157,000.

BENTLEYVILLE Daniel Watson

Vincent Woleslagle

Hunter Property Services LLC Nadine Connor David Bohnak Charles Washlack Jr.

Benjamin Berlinsky Jennifer Woods James Lojek Stacy Klepeis

BETHEL PARK Domenic Pacitti Estate of Donald Leake Gordon Lloyd

Nicholas Boncella and Danielle Lynn Cory and Mary Golobish Kevin and Angela Marie Torres

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118 Beallsville Road $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $22,932). 127 Main St. $3,600. 707 Mary St. $1,100. 319 Oliver Ave. $38,000. 111 McCormick Ave. $180,000. 2528 Applegate Ave. 693 Mcmurray Road 2666 Broad St.

$179,900. $180,000. $215,000.


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Sean Tierney Sami Al Quaisi Blake McNally Patricia Boffardi trustee Robert Boss Jr. Cody Hartley Millie Paul Breanne Bell Vincent Peteya Edward Farrington Timothy Ulam Kathleen Refosco Samuel Rowell Dickson Rebecca Troutman Rina Dunn Phyllis Criss Elsie Downey Estate of Patricia Crowe Sharyn Lynn Damer Dominick Sisinni Christopher Burke Gary Stewart Estate of Thomas Greaves Estate of Bernard Miller Joseph Young III Brandon Shay James Roach Jeffrey Harper

TCPGH LLC Nicole Hays Sean Wood Brad Driscoll Mark McCann Jeffrey Stas and Michele Whitmer Justin Roeder and Justine Harkness Igor Uglov and Kymbat Kadirova John and Tara Williams Jason and Lynne Miller Sarah Edwards Abigail Refosco Stephanie Sabatos Felix Richard Mayer Elizabeth Boyd Zachary and Lynn Patterson Phillip Meighan Richard and Jill Doyle UCG Five LLC Jacob and Laura Necci Collin John and Sarah Elyse Whitsett Christopher and Andrea Kozak Steven Morgan Wayne and Amanda Heckman Susan Kelly Renda Brooke Merry Jon Lemieux Aziz and Zeina Kazour

3244 Elderwood Drive 3504 Forest Road 432 Fruitwood Drive 5723 Glen Hill Drive 5899 Glen Hill Drive 5887 Irishtown Road 5605 Villahaven Drive 7018 Baptist Road 908 Copsewood Drive 5435 Glen Hill Drive 699 Glenrock Drive 105 Hi Ridge Drive 2105 Hillcrest St. 6151 Irishtown Road 354 Marbury Road 5939 Monongahela Ave. 313 Timberidge Drive 339 Carlton Road 5525 Clark Ave. 185 Cypress Drive 947 Delfield Drive 773 Greenhaven Drive 6061 Irishtown Road 6066 Irishtown Road 3400 S Park Road 2222 Superior St. 3472 Thornwood Drive 5736 Villahaven Drive

$126,000. $212,900. $286,000. $222,000. $33,000. $253,400. $265,000. $235,000. $278,000. $335,000. $245,000. $152,000. $160,000. $215,000. $259,000. $290,000. $145,000. $120,000. $115,500. $265,000. $177,000. $349,900. $139,000. $235,000. $340,000. $160,000. $285,000. $385,000.

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BRENTWOOD Tracy Zheng John Bourne Ann Morgano Karen Ray Joshua Mycoff Dennis Angle II Blackstone Home Buyers LLC Theodore Mrkonja Gloria Roumpakis Boo 06 LLC HSBC Bank USA NA Monica Majoris Estate of Sabahudin Tuzlic Nathan Andrwe Cillo

SAR Properrty Management LLC Jenna and Cristina Hall Albert Watusla FLR Real Estate LLC Michael Ducey Benjamin and Meghan Lynn Ritter John and Hayley Fisher Karac Rhyner and Vanessa Cole Lauren Roush Alan Benjamin and Michelle Denise Staude Smith Leslee Vargo Eli Arthur and Benjamin James Garfinkel Jeffrey Martin Andrulonis and Ellen Kim Joseph and Stephanie Chiarelli

4030 Brownsville Road 274 Laveton Ave. 331 Marylea Ave. 21 W Bellecrest Ave. 58 Bellanca Ave. 3127 Clermont Ave. 2914 Glendale Ave. 68 Greenlee Road 3200 Kestner Ave. 4012 Tuxey Ave. 3125 Villawood Ave. 30 W Francis Ave. 3347 Brownsville Road 4011 Meadowbrook Blvd.

$138,500. $180,000. $160,000. $140,000. $150,000. $141,500. $100,000. $169,900. $114,000. $9,000. $33,670. $232,032. $224,400. $145,000.

CARROLL TOWNSHIP Florence Cipa Joseph Agostoni Jr.

Isaac Petrosky David and Amy Loris

Oak Ave. 203 State Route 88

$29,500. $72,000.

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Plant Prayers Have Been Answered This popular houseplant’s unique leaves show off painterly-like veins for a bold splash of color. At night, they fold up, resembling hands in prayer. It’s a powerful reminder of just how far gratitude can go, making this plant a natural choice.

Inspiration, for Every Day There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the Plant of the Year…giving people even more reason to love it. • Its vibrant appearance helps celebrate the beauty all around us. • This plant’s nightly routine can inspire us all pause and reflect • Opening up again each morning promotes the idea that each day is full of opportunity. “Plants are the perfect gift to help us relax and be happy,” said Alfred Palomares, vice president of merchandising for leading gifting site 1800flowers.com. Over 40 years ago, 1-800Flowers.com was founded on one simple, universal idea: making people smile. And that’s exactly what they’ve become most well known for. Through unique floral arrangements, thoughtful plant gifts, gourmet gift baskets, and so much more, 1-800Flowers.com is there to help connect you with loved ones for life’s little and big moments and all those in between.


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Start 2021 On A High Note With These Hacks (BPT) - While 2020 was a rollercoaster of emotions, this year doesn't have to be. These hacks will help you navigate the new norm this year - and make sure 2021 kicks off on a stressfree note. 1) Make your home cozy Make your home extra cozy this season since everyone is still spending more time at home. Missing family members who can't visit? Incorporate their photos into your decor to invoke family memories and to feel closer. Cheery decor can improve your entire vibe - so whether you deck the patio with string lights, buy some new cozy candles or spice up your bar cart with festive beverages, embrace the at-home life. 2) Protect your packages with ingarage delivery If you're planning to do most of your shopping online like the majority of Americans, it's even more important than ever to be prepared with a secure and contactless delivery solution like Key by Amazon InGarage Delivery. Amazon recently expanded the service to millions more Prime members in more than 4,000 cities across the United States. Ensure your packages are protected against damage, theft and weather. All you need is a myQ smart garage door opener linked to Key by Amazon app (Continued on following page.)

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CARROLL TOWNSHIP Andrew Weber Daniel LaCarte Daniel Schnelzer PNC Bank NA Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Jesse and Jenna Barkey Jared and Marjorie Prusia William Evans Dino and Drema Comis Maple Creek Mining Inc.

CHARLEROI Frank Suppa Timothy Hough Robert Cain Thomas Kinsey Jahleel Kimbo Sergio Santiago Afanador Lorenzo Kendrick Lorenzo Kendrick Irene Sutton

Dana Berish Jr. and Katrina Berish Timmothy Swafford Nicey Marie McMillen Tristressa Slesinski Jobe Franks Sight Property Inc. David Riley Zerfoss Property LLC Jan Templeton

1005 Third St. 600 Fifth St. 215 Lookout Ave. 807 Lookout Ave. 717 Meadow Ave. 606 Fallowfield Ave. 529 McKean Ave. 421 Fallowfield Ave. 133 McKean Ave.

$34,000. $79,349. $35,000. $46,000. $5,700. $30,000. $1,200. $1,600. $1,400.

CLAIRTON Jordan Robert Mitro Michael Broskey Robert McFeaters Clariton Inn L.P. MaryGail Costello AW Best Investments LLC Robert Lasich

Benjamin Harris MIAPIT Property MGMT LLC et al. Diana May Swiger Mon Valley Initiative Bridgett Golman Gina Taylor Frank and Sandra Yacavace

128 Carnegie Ave. 1005 Worthington Ave. 934 Worthington Ave. Unknown Address 556 Farnsworth Ave. 2603 Lincoln Ave. 532 Thompson Ave.

$1,500. $25,000. $16,359. $24,824. $27,800. $8,500. $30,000.

DONORA Desmond Brown John Bartina Ty Seich Lee Johnson Calvin Goggins Karen Fletcher Douglas S Sepic LLC Matthew Lee Cain

Rolin and Frenide Metayer Duverny Abubakar Muhammad Purpose Properties LLC Joelea Henderson Rachel Bohon Vaughn Taylor Dandre Alford HSBC Bank USA NA trustee

114 Thompson Ave. 408 Eighth St. 452 Third St. 467 Seventh St. 1241 Meldon Ave. 900 Meldon Ave. 607 Waddell Ave. 711 Grant St.

Kevin Dickey Estate of Louise Jurik

Buchalter Realty LLC Joseph and Sabrina Zitzelberger

700-702 McKean Ave. 1384 Meldon Ave.

185 Terrace Drive $155,000. 103 Baywood Drive $315,000. 124 Prosser Drive $189,900. 59 Pearl Aly $49,900. Route 43 $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $12,285).

ELIZABETH BOROUGH Penn York Dstr. The Wesleyan Church John Miller

205 Church St.

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Albert Metts Estate of James Greenberg Shawn Forbes Brian O'Connell Jr.

1205 Dalewood St. 11 Koch Ln 301 Peach Aly 126 Cornwallis Drive

Roy Curry Nyles Falatek Gregory Covelli Robert Nystrom and Kasey Seibert

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$16,000. $23,000. $11,000. $1,800. $2,000. $1,400. $3,500. $1,331. by sheriff's deed. $1,580,000. $14,000. $40,000. $122,000. $125,000. $64,900. $114,500.


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Paul Saunders Gina Ackerman

Chistine Cook Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee

1009 Deerfield Drive 1309 Penhurst St.

Estate of Vera Brown

Properties N'At LLC

113 Sherwick Drive

$215,000. $36,000. by sheriff's deed. $80,000.

FALLOWFIELD Barry Gene Baker R Real Estate LLC Emma Lou Ferrari Aaron Kostelansky Darci Wilson Estate of Leonard Santin

Three Rivers Royalty 2 LLC RiP CONUS Holdings 001 LLC Patrick Shoaf Mikeal Balogh EQT Production Co. LLC Nicholas Copley

14 Friendship Drive 101 Kenney Road Miller St. 22 Esther St. 1585 Route 481 7 Cullen Drive

$35,579. $800,000. $10,500. $200,000. $18,825. $172,000.

FORWARD TOWNSHIP Kimberly Dawn Hepple Work Resources LLC

Erika Leigh Suhy Mineral CO

3313 Rainbow Run Road Unknown Address

JEFFERSON HILLS Glenn Farris US Bank Trust NA trustee Nicky Bova Maronda Homes Inc. Jonas Stoyanoff Lori Berlinghof Patrick Joint Anthony Alfonsi Julia Severns Michael Martin Sekeres Amore L.P. Mark Wesolowski Brennan Group L.P. Mark Mooney Benjamin Fisher

Jonas and Meghan Stoyanoff Thuy Le Nicky Bova Michael D. Dulik and Nataliya Y. Knyaz Amy Martin Jeffrey and Ricki Obrien Matthew and Kathleen Flaus Barry Mortichesky Jason and Hillary Deleel Nicholas Cisco et al. and Barbara Cisco Heritage Hills Apartments 1 LLC Mark and Debra Wesolowski Deborah Heal Lisa Marie Denk Michael Clark Jr. and Christine Sarah Clark

383 Greene Drive 336 New World Drive 607 W Bruceton 117 Chesapeake Drive 104 Dale St. 2011 Old Clairton Road 109 Andrew Drive 2252 Beams Run Road 1232 Gill Hall Road 1535 Gilmore Drive 1012-1879 Old Clairton Road 1439 Regency Drive 344 Saddlebrook Road 344 Saddlebrook Road 509 Timber Ln

MONESSEN Robert McFaddin

Kareem Straughn

Carolann Denny Robin Guseman Craig Stark Velvet Clover LLC Antoinette Tarquinio Billy Thomas Paige Kayfus

                                      



$2,000. $34,420. $385,000. $59,000. $177,213. $549,925. $159,000. $43,500. $321,000. $375,000. $132,000. $195,000. $12,989,274. $170,000. $337,108. $335,000. $432,500.

Hillcrest Ave. $696. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $3,815) by sheriff's deed. Daniel Kennedy II and Denise Ratcliff Kennedy 34 Jefferson Drive $142,000. Alyssa Madison 258 Linden Ave. $83,000. Maria Planey 44 Montraver Drive $105,000. Matthew Harrity 300 Onedia St. $1,724. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $3,815) by sheriff's deed. Matthew Mornak 26 Overhill Drive $120,000. John Kerestesi 118 Pacific Blvd. $10,000. Tyler James and Jennifer Lee Hoberman Rex Blvd. $3,100 . (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $11,827) by sheriff's deed.

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3) Start a new family tradition Since life is slowed down and everyone is snuggled in at home, consider making the most of the situation and putting some extra thought into starting a new family tradition for special days in 2021. Try experimenting with new delicious family recipes (perhaps spark some friendly competition with a bakeoff over Zoom?), having an online trivia party for your birthday or maybe even try building an iceskating rink or putting green on your lawn. 4) Entertaining and need extra space to spread out? Consider your garage Your garage is an extension of your home and can be a great place this year to remain socially distant. If you're entertaining and need extra space to spread out, why not utilize your garage? The indoor/outdoor space lets in fresh air and creates additional room for hosting loved ones. Add space heaters, twinkling lights, some fun music and pour the hot cocoa!


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7 Signs You Might Need New Water Pipes (BPT) - While spending more time at home, you've probably started noticing repairs you need to make. There are some improvements you might not consider, because they're hidden until they reach their breaking point - like your home's plumbing system. There are signs that indicate it's time to repipe your home. Here's what to look for. 1. Is your home over 50 years old? If the original pipes weren't replaced, repiping might be a good idea - before large-scale water damage occurs. Older homes typically used galvanized pipes prone to corrosion, leaking and bursting. If your house was built even earlier around the 1920s - the pipes were probably made of polybutylene and/or lead. These materials are dangerous and should be replaced immediately. (Continued on following page.)

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Stephen Kruse Estate of Delores Cheroki Estate of Brian Bartosik Alan Dale Moon Estate of Bernard Johnson Alysia Klingovsky Toni Ann Tetteris SWK Investments LLC Estate of Julie Ann Richie

401-403 Rostraver St. Inc. 403 Rostraver St. $9,417. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $103,310) by sheriff's deed. David Trilli 2 Westmoreland Drive $105,000. Matthew Warfield 2 Columbus Drive $134,000. John Christopher Maisano 1422 Cross St. $2,900. Donald and Sharon Cahill 1549 Boston Ave. $99,900. Terri Lee Keeling 1016 Athalia Ave. $5,000. Danielle Slider 1120 Dennis Ave. $79,724. Reginald Hagood and Regina Lynn James 1420 Lincoln Ave. $135,000. Julia Phillips 1128 Reservoir Ave. $25,000. Zachary Gallik 315 Robinson St. $52,000.

MONONGAHELA PennyMac Loan Services LLC David Pasula Katelynn Werner Veronica Jurik MSIV LLC Wells Fargo Bank NA Robert James Chermely KeyBank NA

Samantha and Angela Groff Alexander Withers Dan Paul Kerin Jr. and Hailey Durinsky Barry and Clara Kohout Richard and Diana Schneider Renee Rose Morici Kennedy Prime Time Property LLC Richard and Diana Schneder

224 Gregg St. 1116 Railroad St. 911 Fourth St. 909 Chess St. 706 Sheridan St. 701 Fourth St. 119 Chess St. 783 E Main St.

$36,000. $25,000. $45,000. $91,250. $21,500. $54,720. $23,000. $14,000.

NEW EAGLE Kinsman Properties LLC Glenn Petticord

Ashley Marie Besedick Joseph Valente

443 Fourth Ave. 335 Center Ave.

$177,000. $240,000.

NORTH BELLE VERNON Cory Puckey

David Lee and Mary Beth Craig

436 Henry St.

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Real Estate Co. LLC

TUS 2020 LLC

Estate of Lisa Toth

Bryan Lynn

NORTH CHARLEROI Nicholas Krowchena Mark Wigfield Sharon Griffith Craven Investments LLC

Kimbo Family Realty LLC Jessica Lynn Shondelmyer Donald and Janet Lindley Luis Ortiz

719 Fourth St. 311 Conrad Ave. 317 Isabella Ave. 574 Sixth St.

NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP Michael Gerard Goedert Grace Snyder Virginia Ramsey Estate of Deborah Lynn Trojanowski Charlee Waugh Ronald Lipinski Mingo Boy Inc. Gerald Chaney Estate of Mary Ruth Huffman

John and Roxanne Vavases Ryan and Megan Hedglen Kenneth Cole II and Chris Cole Justin and Mariah Dzubinski Joshua Eason Michael Rush and Emily Day Joshua Minor Thomas Sapolio Nathan McMurdy and Krista Huffman

508 Lockesley Ct 103 Pine Nut Drive 108 W Chevalier Ct 103 Breezewood Drive 33 Cherry Ln 45 Dovercrest Road 146 Gilkeson Road Munntown Road 1343 Venetia Road

$425,000. $348,000. $615,000. $325,000. $199,000. $474,900. $151,000. $35,000. $230,000.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Kevin Rankin Garrett Marcus Judd Lois Peterson George Dethlefsen Bank New York Mellon trustee Pittsburgh Property Guy H2 L.P. Kenneth Staub Edward Sickmund

Kathryn Elizabeth Power Bradley and Daesha Hensler Douglas and Rebecca Burig Bruce Andrew and Loree Sharp Dale Franklin and Stacey Lynn Griffith John and Meredith Hoskins Kenneth and Maria Miller David and Genna Englert

113 Breezewood Drive 145 Brookdale Cir 137 Brooke Drive 306 Buckingham Drive 305 Doubletree Drive 108 Druid Drive 1067 Elizabeth Drive 104 Fireside Drive

$511,274. $326,900. $170,000. $854,000. $467,250. $325,000. $400,000. $420,000.

327 Graham St. $16,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $74,545) by sheriff's deed. 442 Henry St. $80,000. $15,000. $40,000. $47,500. $15,000.

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Signs You Need New Water Pipes (Continued from previous page) Polybutylene is highly prone to breaking and leaking, so it's only a matter of time before a serious problem occurs. And lead seeps into drinking water, which can cause serious health problems for your family. 2. Do you have low water pressure? When pipes contain rust or mineral buildup, it eventually restricts water flow into the house. By the time it affects your water pressure, it's the result of years of buildup. 3. Have you had leaks? If you've welded or patched leaks in small sections of pipe, this can indicate your entire system is at risk. 4. Do you see a problem? Stains, flaking, indentations or rust on the pipes signals corrosion. Corroding pipes may leak and should be replaced. Rusty pipes can also turn water reddish or brown, indicating (Continued on following page.)

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Signs You Need New Water Pipes (Continued from previous page) the need to repipe to make your water healthy to drink. 5. Does your water taste or smell bad? An unappealing smell or taste may also mean your water is unsafe, because of a breakdown of your pipes. It's best to have them inspected immediately - and drink bottled water in the meantime. 6. Is it making odd noises? If your plumbing rattles, clanks or bangs, this is a sign of a problem. 7. Does it run hot and cold? If your shower quickly switches from icy cold to burning hot, corroded materials may have broken off inside the pipes and jammed the antiscald device or valve regulating your water temperature.

The inspection If any of these signs sound familiar, contact a professional. Each house is different, requiring a unique repiping solution. Professionals like Uponor Pro Squad experts are trained on multiple installation configurations and considerations that can arise in your home. These experts do a thorough site analysis first, checking your home for signs of leaks, such as moisture, mildew, foundation cracks and a running water meter. They also conduct a water-usage review. Their inspection and recommendations allow you to be proactive and prevent problems before they occur.

The solution Once the problem is identified, it's vital to replace pipes with a more durable material. One innovative solution to repiping homes is using Uponor AquaPEX, a flexible polymer piping material that resists corrosion, pitting and scale buildup while also offering greater resiliency in freezing conditions. Flexible crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe lasts longer and also makes repiping less invasive. The pipe can bend around corners and fit (Continued on following page)

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PETERS TOWNSHIP Ryan Hicks Robert Cisney Estate of Dorothea Zikos White Column Investments LLC Antonio Carbonara Estate of David Keller John Carson trustee Jon Amelio Fred Sentner Sarah Heasley Schwartmiller Cindy Marr trustee Bruce Jacobs Peters Township Land Co. LLC Robert Vaira Recaredo Okon Rios Charles Herzing Joseph Klaja Crossings Development LLC John Holzapfel Lori Lunardini Michelle Ann Chaido Ashley Tanner Jeffrey Steele Estate of Lois Ifft Burwinkel Justabout Development LLC Crossings Development LLC Joy Malahosky ACG Homes Inc. Daniel Lucas Robert Grubbs Alan Dick Luca Origoni Vinod Chettur Kenneth Slafka InFirst Bank Joseph Collier Estate of Dorothy Ernst Connor Francis Freely Three M Real Estate Assoc. LLC Randy Lueth Christy Powell

Lucas and Elizabeth Coyne George Brian and Kerry Lynn Beinhauer Mark and Linda Hoyle Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Tomahawk 123 LLC Cooper Green and Ashley Joyce Sciarretti Joseph and Beverly Dorko Douglas and Rebecca Burig Anthony and Nicole Helms Frank Granata and Kori McIver Thomas and Shanna Laird Sean and Allison Joy Roddy Tyler and Janelle Vallano Gregory and Marie Losardo Martin Gitomer and Shelby Snashall Jacob and Angela Wharton Michael Andrew and Adrienne Louise Peterson Warren and Martha Jean Stoffer Mark and Caitlin Backeris Tracy Ann Davis Patricia Smith Anthony and Sherry Tom Jordan Cernaloger and Lydia Kurtz Anthony and Jessica Romanucci Daniel Lucas Karen Schweizer Matthew and Courtney Woltz Matthew Deberry and Todd Soloman Bryan Martin and Nicolette Ball Noah Applebaum and Ashley Sites Zachary and Diana Hiland Brian and Ashley Kieger Joseph Labellarte Jeffrey Thomas Merlin and Chelsie Klein John T. Troutman and Alexandra Cyfuentespanto Richard Mitchell Christopher Alan and Anne Reed Gavorcik Anthony Andres and Kayla McCormick Mark Fayer Mary Kathleen Dobrosielski Slovenian Savings & Loan Assn.

113 Green Valley Ln 100 Harvest Cir 204 Hemlock Drive 111 Knight Bridge Drive Lariat Road 173 Marion Drive 303 Merrifield Drive 237 Quail Run Road 516 Robinhood Ln 273 Sienna Trl 184 Springdale Road 211 W Edgewood Drive Wellington Cir 115 Will Scarlet Road 104 Eaglebrook Ct 124 Lintel Drive 62 Lintel Drive 333 Maid Marion Ln 164 Pleasantview Drive 173 Roscommon Pl 130 Rosscomon Pl 113 Scott Ln 181 E Highland Drive 125 Golfview Drive 505 Harvest View Drive 314 Maid Marion Ln 216 McCombs Road Shoreline Drive 458 Thompsonville Road 104 Woods Ln 131 Brooke Drive 401 Cheri Drive 123 Doubletree Drive 117 Golfview Drive 203 Ironwood Ct 384 Justabout Road 144 Kimber Drive 203 Lake Colony Drive 47 Lintel Drive 106 Nevin Drive 1025 Old Washington Road

Theodore Taylor III Jason Salisbury Estate of George Fornof Terrence Luddy

Jesus and Lauren Clark Rodriguez Brandon and Juliette Coppa Joshua Kuzma Julius and Rebecca Vrescak

505 Saddlewood Drive 609 Sagewood Drive 338 Stonebrook Drive 102 Teaberry Ln

$555,000. $575,000. $450,000. $275,000. $153,395. $287,577. $723,000. $168,000. $480,000. $237,990. $335,400. $381,000. $205,000. $470,000. $370,000. $839,000. $585,000. $681,191. $475,000. $218,000. $240,000. $170,000. $303,000. $450,000. $690,113. $479,600. $289,000. $3,000. $233,000. $360,000. $365,000. $344,000. $540,000. $560,000. $515,000. $299,900. $275,000. $415,000. $505,000. $650,000. $1,605. by sheriff's deed. $630,000. $631,000. $311,000. $628,763.

PLEASANT HILLS Ronald Schiller Real Deals LLC Willard Rockwell Estate of Lillian Ruth Lawlor Michael Ringling Charles Burnett Jr.

Darren and Amber Patricia Kennedy Patrick Michael Neville Brody Zangaro and Stephanie Sciulli Yvonne Greives Katelyn Sigmund Adam and Lauren Reeves

259 Coleen Drive 210 Lynn Drive 365 W Bruceton Road 168 Winifred Drive 528 Brushglen Drive 342 Cavan Drive

$260,000. $176,000. $219,900. $85,000. $190,000. $325,000.

ROSTRAVER Nathan Anderson Donald Tasser Cynthia Malaga James Ondulick James Martin Ondulick Carolyn Neff Mila Lucero Robert Vertacnik RWS Land Co. Inc.

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Charles Philip and Christy Fritch 719 Cedarwood Drive $325,000. Robert Bacha 738 Cedarwood Drive $480,000. Kat Capital LLC 315 Ohio St. $40,000. Tyler James and Jennifer Lee Hoberman Peach Ave. $4,300. Jennifer Lee Hoberman 332 Peach Ave. $6,244. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $84,617) by sheriff's deed. Richard Nagel 1642 Rostraver Road $88,000. Edward Cunko Jr. and Jann Cunko 320 Rostraver Road $75,000. Robert Daigneault and Crystal McBee 108 Wood St. $111,000. Robert and Karen Campbell Unknown Address $85,000.


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Archie Negleman George Brinker Donald Budd Little Maronda Homes LLC Hildegard McShane trustee Nicole Koons

David and Carole King 6222 Highview Drive $200,000. Scott and Christa Ricciuti 160 Municipal Drive $82,000. Mark Roberts and Hillary Hails 224 Salem Church Road $30,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $161,451) by sheriff's deed. Wealth Capital Group LLC 413 Somers St. $4,738. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $37,463) by sheriff's deed. Greg and Margaret Heuer 5118 Cedar Hills Blvd. $212,750. Joshua and Jaclyn Cope 610 Manorview Ln $149,000. Andrew Budd and Nicole Lee Little 362 Piersol Road $50,000. Charles and Joni Roberts 132 Azalea Cir $279,900. Nancy Turis 2116 Lakeview Drive $237,000. Zachary and Kayla Poling 109 Roberts St. $116,000.

SOUTH PARK Mero South Park Ventures LLC 3D Legacy LLC NVR Inc. David Kovacs Rachel Brown Rose Lewis Jeffers NVR Inc. Brian Homes Inc. James Boland Mero South Park Ventures LLC NVR INC Albert Treylinek Mero South Park Ventures LLC

NVR Inc. Tracy Williams Bradley and Jennifer Farabaugh Justin and Elizabeth Campbell Akshay Khullar and Jill Nizan Susan Jandt Michael Collodi Nana and Lei Hong Yadhu Dahal and Babita Chhetri NVR Inc. Richard Garland and Candee Morris George Kunzman and Micahel Treylinek NVR INC

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4050-4058 Crown Drive 5482 N Broad St. 2005 Pinnacle Way 1005 Barnsley Drive 1016 Barnsley Drive 5619 Broad St. 4013 Crown Drive 2851 Dolores Drive 2523 Bonnie Dell Drive 5026 Summit Drive 4045 Crown Drive 5922 Curry Road 5025 Summit Drive

$130,971. $280,000. $333,776. $225,000. $345,500. $202,000. $254,392. $125,000. $470,000. $65,657. $340,580. $52,450. $65,657.

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SPEERS Eugene Miller Jean Pfile trustee Estate of Louis Offerman Charles Scrip

Morgan Elizabeth Massey Kerry McCorkle Jr. and Anne McCorkle Joseph Minkovich David and Richard Flament

133 State St. 804 Jane Ave. 510 Charles St. Twilight Hollow Road

$30,000. $280,000. $65,000. $4,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP Wealth Capital Group LLC Daniel Boscia Elben Land Tr Estate of Mary Jane Smith Carol Cushey NRZ REO V2 LLC Alexander Prokop III Wendy Neth

Semaj Lowe Kenneth Puglisi Jr. and Julene Cushey Tyler James and Jennifer Lee Hoberman Ermelinda Bashor James Sipes Radian Guaranty Inc. Dakotah Taylor and Samantha Jenkins William James Luther

124 Gun Club Road 191 Pleasantview Road Popps Road 6067 State Route 88 3479 Cherry Ave. 3490 Frye Ave. 294 Garvin Road Stout Ave.

$4,000. $218,000. $1,400. $106,000. $190,000. $62,797. $300,000. $5,000.

WHITEHALL Anthony Niro NVR Inc. Scott Burke Jeffrey Ponterio Dolores Bogart Yam Chemoriya NVR Inc. Lois Simmonds Narayan Subedi David Alison

Dean and Susan Miller Brian and Cathy Bellisario Judith Wesling John Dermott and Katherine Lim Henry Hao Cai Chen Arun Kumar and Santoshi Dhungel Panta Carol and Tracy Soska Joshua Elliot and Melissa Paterni Sarita Gurung Suzanne Alison

4824 Frich Drive 156 Providence Way 4930 Plymouth Road 519 Glowood Drive 1627-1629 Parkline Drive 1257 Prospect Road 158 Providence Way 4800 Barone Drive 4367 E Brightview Ave. 4986 Grove Road

$345,000. $316,145. $102,600. $235,000. $95,000. $195,000. $344,235. $175,000. $224,900. $100,000.

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Peoples Educates Customers About Carbon Monoxide Safety As people spend more time indoors over the winter months, Peoples is issuing a reminder about maintaining natural gas appliances, the importance of carbon monoxide detectors and the potential dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless and potentially dangerous gas produced when fuel is burned without enough air for complete combustion. The flame in gas appliances should be blue, possibly with flecks of orange. If the flame is mostly yellow, it indicates that the gas is not burning properly and could be giving off carbon monoxide. During cold weather months, as buildings remain closed and fuel is burned for heating, inefficient combustion and poor ventilation can lead to a build-up of carbon monoxide indoors. In large amounts, the gas can cause headaches, unconsciousness, brain damage and even death. Carbon monoxide can be detected with a simple home monitor. “Every winter we receive multiple service calls involving carbon monoxide. The calls come from neighborhoods of all ages and

income levels throughout our territory. Commercial accounts and businesses also need to train their employees on the dangers and how to identify a possible CO situation,” said Barry Leezer, Sr. Director, Customer Operations for Peoples. “Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. I can’t stress enough how important it is to be educated about the symptoms.” The signs of carbon monoxide poisoning can often mimic flu symptoms. It’s important for people to recognize the signs of potential carbon monoxide poisoning, to know what to do if they occur, and to learn how to prevent this dangerous hazard.

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: • Headaches • Drowsiness/fatigue • Nausea • Dizziness • Confusion • Irregular breathing or shortness of breath • Overall paleness • Blurred vision

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• Very red lips and ears • Loss of coordination • Vomiting

What You Should Do: • Open windows and doors • Move outside • Call 911 or fire department

Steps You Can Take to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: • Most importantly, install a battery-operated or plug-in carbon monoxide detector, positioned outside of bedrooms. Replace the battery when you change your clocks each spring and autumn. • Have your heating systems and vents checked annually by a certified contractor • Make sure your chimney is cleaned periodically and free of obstructions • Keep air vents for your gas appliances clear • Never use a gas oven or stovetop for heating your home

• Do not use portable charcoal or propane grills indoors or in the garage • Do not run an automobile, gasoline engine or generator in an enclosed space • Use only space heaters that are approved by local fire codes and properly installed • Check fireplaces for closed or blocked flues • Periodically check range pilots for soot or carbon build up • Never use portable generators inside homes or garages, even if windows are open

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--------- ITEMS FOR SALE----------MUZZLE LOADER ROUNDS - 4 pack, Hornaday, 250 grain asking $15 each. 412-831-8998 CLARINET - very good condition asking $150. 412-8318998 ROLLER BLADES - good condition asking $25. 412831-8998 KEROSENE HEATER - KERO HEAT CT -1100, NEW NEVER USED, $110. 724-863-2327 CHINA CABINET - Dark Brown wood. Top doors and top shelves glass & lights up. $350.00 724-344-6619 BABY CHANGING TABLE - $60. 724-344-6619 ROCKING CHAIRS - 2 Dark Wood, $80 each. 724-3446619 BABY STATIONARY SIT-IN - Activity Learning & Play Center $45. 724-344-6619 BABY BOY CLOTHES - Five Large Bags Make Reasonable Offer. 724-344-6619 SLEDS - American Racer and Champion Fastback wood sleds with floating steering and pull rope. 58" x 22". Good condition. $30 per sled OBO. 412-655-1806. BOSTON CELTICS COLLECTIBLES - Pennant, stein, newspapers, magazines, gym shorts, etc. 724-941-1728 COCA-COLA COLLECTIBLE - Vintage Springbook 2,000 piece puzzle – 1986. 2000 pieces. $20. 724-941-1728 MEN'S TRENCH COAT SIZE - VINTAGE London Fog, 36R With zip out liner - Pre-owned. $15. 724-941-1728 HOPPES SHOTGUN CLEANING ROD - plus 12 gauge cleaning brush. Good for all gauges. $5. 724-941-1728 WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS CHILDREN'S HANDKERCHIEF - circa 1960's. 8” x 8" Excellent condition $12. 724-941-1728 VERTICAL BLINDS - top quality! in various sizes. $25 for each or $100 for all. 724-986-3152 FIREPLACE LOGS - group of 12 for gas/outdoor Fireplace.$40…call 724-986-3152

CLASSIFIEDS VINYL RECORDS - 45s & LPs from 1950-90. $ each for most..724-986-3152 TABLE BOOTH - steel legs 75. 412 445 2701 GUN CABINET - Had made with Walnut and glass front. 9 gun plus storage. $150 firm. 724-258-7946 COVERALLS - One Piece Insulated. Size Large. $10. Please call 724-684-5531. ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE - stands 5 ft with wicker basket; very nice $35. 412-279-3288 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINES assorted 12 for $5. 412-279-3288 PLAYING CARDS - Makers mark; brand new decks 2 for $5. 412-279-3288 LADIES ALL WEATHER JACKET - new with tags ; blue size 16-18; $20. 412-279-3288 VINTAGE RABBIT FIGURINE - from Germany; white about 7 inches tall only $15. 412-279-3288 RCA SOUND BAR - $50. 412-445-2701 PITCHER AND 6 GLASSES - $10. 412-4452701 BREAD MAKER - $30. 412 445 2701 MILITARY UNIFORM - USAF, issued 1964. $125. 412-445-2701 FOLDING CAMPING TABLE - new, 36" x 36" ........green....$20. 724-379-4162 DRILL DOCTOR SHARPENER – Brand New, $45. 412-425-0342 MILK BOTTLES – Page’s 1 QT, Silver Seal Meadow Gold 1QT. $5 each. 412-425-0342 1948 TUCKER – 1:18 scale. $18. 412-425-0342 MINK COAT – Natural, Long, Clean. Wear or crafter. $35. 412-884-4873 FOUR(4) TIRES – Cooper, CS5, 225x65x17. 4/32 – 5/32 tread. $50. 724-941-5747. SNOWPLOW – Made for John Deere, Tractor model 345 (Year 1998), discontinued. $1,050. 724-366-9524 OLD FOREIGN CAR BOOKS – 20 books, 8 are hardbacks, Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc. Duesenberg. $45. 724-7854987 REST-N-ROLL – New, Never used. Multi purpose, carry all cart with built-in seat and folding umbrella, solid rubber wheels. $45. 412-884-6815 BEDROOM – Lite silver dresser and mirror, 5 drawer cabinet, 2 lamp tables, seader chest, good condition. $50. 724-348-5243 ELECTRIC POLISHER/BUFFER KIT – 10”, in original box, never used. $20. 724-684-7199 ORBIT POLISHER – Black & Decker, 8”, with pads, used, $10. 724-684-7199 OLD LARGE ROASTER – with rack. In good condition. $10. 724-684-7199 ELECTRIC FRYING SKILLET – Good condition. $10. 724-684-7199 WOODSMITH MAGAZINES – Some from 1985, most from 1990’s. Asking $2 each. 724-684-7199 ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE – Singer, very nice condition. $40. 724-684-5169

PLASTIC MODEL AIRPLANE KITS – New in box. Many kits. $50 for all. 724-684-5169 TWO MAN HANDSAW - $30. 724-684-5169 SAVAGE MODEL – 12 L.R.P. Cal. 243 win. Like new in box. $625. 724-684-5169 MAXI/MINI PADS – Stayfree brand, 7 sealed packages. $10 for all. 412-884-0886 LEATHER BRIEFCASE – Detachable shoulder strap and a matching bi-fold writing padfolio. $10 for both. 412-8840886. BOXED COSTUME JEWELRY SETS – Necklace with matching earrings, bracelets, pins, etc. $10 a set. 412-884-0886 WOMAN’S SPRING RAIN COAT – Fleet Street, size 10, blue, still has the tags on. $10. 412-884-0886 ORGAN – 2 keyboards, 1 pedal, 18” W, 36.5” L and 40” H (with a music holder). Also a bench. $75 for both. 412-884-0886 5 GALLON BUCKETS OF DRIVEIT – FREE. Teakwood in color. Six buckets. 724-797-2251 LADIES APPAREL – 1 pair, black winter dress boots – like new, size 10W, $10.; 2 pairs of ladies dress heels – Auditions, size 10.5, 1.5” heels. Navy blue pair, new, leather, $10; black pair, like new, $10; 1 pair ladies dress shoes, Easy Street, size 10W, sling back, 1.5” heels, white, $10. 724-489-0139

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3 LADIES PURSES – Black Coach, gently used, top zipper $15; Brown, Crazy Horse, new with matching wallet, shoulder strap, very good condition, $20; Brighton woven summer purse, good condition, tand and brown, $15. 724-489-0139 VINTAGE 1960'S AMERICAN RACER - Easy Steering wood sled with pulling rope. Good condition. 58" × 22". Also, vintage 1960's Champion Fastback wood sled with floating steering and pull rope. Good condition. 58"×22". $50 per sled OBO. 412-655-1806 SPORT/SUN UMBRELLA - spf 50; 9 foot; brand new; never used. $25. 412-691-7082 ANTIQUE WASH BOWL - and Pitcher, $15. 412691-7082 LONDON FOG BLACK WINTER PUFFER COAT - Petite Large, Like New/worn once. $25. 412-691-7082 HP PRINTER/SCANNER - not wireless, white. $15. 412-691-7082 ANTIQUE MOLD SNOWMAN - works great: $20. 412-691-7082 NEW ROOFING SUPPLIES – Leftover from job. Drip edge, shingles, soffit and more. Call for details. $275 for all. 724797-3779 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora. 4 lots, 1 vault, $500 each. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909

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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FISHING POLE – Loomis, one piece, 6-ft, graphite model GLX (expensive top quality). $500 new. Sell only $300. 724366-9524 PITTSBURGH FIREHOUSE HISTORY BOOK – In photos from 1970. $20. 412-638-3351 FISHING REEL – High Price, Daiwa Tournament, Model TZ1500ia, spinning reel (15 ball bearings) new in box, have original receipt. Paid $526.86 – will sell for only $200. 724-366-9524 BENCHTOP TABLE SAW – with extra blades. $45. 412-884-0886 SPRAY GUN, COMPRESSOR – and Airtank. $45 for all three pieces. 412-884-0886 SHOE ROLLER SKATES - $10. 412-884-0886 VINTAGE FISHING LURES – Four(4). 2 mepps spinners and 2 spoons. $10 for all. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. PHOTOELECTRIC CELL - and 175 watt Mercury vapor bulb. $10 for both. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. MEN’S TRENCH COAT – JC Penney, with zip-out lining. Size 40L, never worn. $25. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. SAAB WHEEL COVERS – Four(4), classic. $20. 724872-9216. Afternoons. WWII CIGARETTE CASE – German Trench art, Nurnberg 1944. $75. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. WESTINGHOUSE ITEMS – Circle W logo items. $20. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. OLD GLASS ROLLING PIN – that you put cold water in. Antique. $20. 724-258-3767 OLD METAL FLAT IRON MAKER – American Beauty Iron. Antique. $15. 724-258-3767 TRANSISTOR/WALKIE TALKIES - (2) Vintage GE, General Electric, USED in original box. $100 Firm. Text 724961-8104

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CLASSIFIEDS SMALL GAME HUNTING COAT AND PANTS – Filson, XL. $50. 724-366-9524 CEDAR CHEST - Heirloom. Minor refinishing and leg repair to revive. Best Offer. Call 724-344-3238 VINTAGE TOYS FOR SALE - Barbie/Fisher Price/1940's-1970's toys/Dolls. 724-344-3238 US UNC. MINT SETS - 1991, 92', 93', 95' and 98'. $10 each. 724-938-8482 PARTS FOR 1955 FAIRLANE FORD VICTORIA - 724-938-8482 SEALED MINIATURE BOTTLES - Whiskey; Bourbon, etc. From 1970s. $2 each. 724-938-8482 Z-EDGE VEHICLE TRAVELING RECORDER - Windshield mount. New in Box $100. Text 724-961-8104 POSTERS – (28” x 20”) James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, Charlie Chaplin. $2 each. All 3 for $5. 724-929-8259 FISHING BOAT – 16 Ft. Alumicraft, Mercury Motor, Floor, internal gas tank, Livewell fish finder, spare tire. $10,000 value. Sacrifice only $6,000. 724-366-9524 MOTORCYCLE - 1979 Yamaha XS Eleven Special. Good condition with 24,864 miles. Asking $1,750. 724-938-8240 BASEBALL CARD SET – 1991 Leaf, original box with extras. Fine condition. $20. 412-638-3351 VHS DISNEY MOVIES – 95, all in boxes, All for only $10. 724-929-8259 FULL LENGTH FUR COAT – and matching fur hat – made in England. Only $50. 724-929-8259 ELECTRIC RANGE – 30-inch, Admiral, white. Looks good, works, 4 burners and original instruction guide. $45. 412884-0886 FIREWOOD – Three(3) huge stacks. Cut into logs. Only $20 each. Will help load. 412-819-7623

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TURKEY GUN – Benelli, Super Black Eagle, left hand model. New in case. $1,400. 724-366-9524 MICHAEL JACKSON RECORDS - I have original still in package, never opened, 8 Michael Jackson in picture sleeves, colored vinyl set of 45s. $75. Call or text to 724-518-1951 or rdbarbour@gmail.com AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS – Set of torches, Acceylne + Oxygen. Harris Gauges, steel cart – commercial size – full. $150. 412-341-3677 LARGE SNACK MACHINE – Holds over 400 items, chips, cookies, gum and more. Accepts $1-$5 bills and gives change. Call for pricing. 724-797- 2251 DINNERWARE – Snowman, 4-piece place settings. Call for photos. $30. 724-413-1119 CHROME BICYCLE – Older. $30. 412-884-4873

----------- 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 424-215-9385 WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. OLD HOT WHEEL CARS - Redlines. 1968 to 1977. A few or your collection. Can meet. Also have PayPal. 724-984-9085 OLD 45/LP RECORDS - ( rock n roll ) 724-986-3152 JUKEBOXES /PINBALL MACHINES - 724986-3152 CONVERTIBLE CARS - 1950’s/60’looking for a ‘Winter /Covid’ project. 724-986-3152

OLD INSULATORS - buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724.782.0539 SEARCHING FOR THE SONG- “Here in my heart” by Al Martino greatest hits. On CD or Cassette. 724-929-8759 BUYING SPORTS CARDS – Baseball Cards, Basketball Cards and Football Cards. Don’t throw out that old box of cards from your kid or ex-husband! Give me a call first. Paying Cash. 412-760-2291 SEALED WHISKEY/BOURBON - Cash paid for sealed vintage Bourbon, Scotch, Rye and Whisky. Call/Text 614499-6589

MISCELLANEOUS MENTOR WANTED – to help with building a wind turbine, need help with the power end. Have shop with many tools. Monongahela. Jim, 724-797-2251 FREE LEGACY AND LAST WISHES GUIDE! - Put Your Affairs In Order. Life Insurance Made Simple. No Medical Exams. thebestinsurancesolutions.com. 412-267-7280 HEAR AGAIN! Try our hearing aid for just $75 down and $50 per month! Call 800-426-4212 and mention 88272 for a risk free trial! FREE SHIPPING! SPECTRUM TRIPLE PLAY! TV, Internet & Voice for $29.99 ea. 60 MB per second speed No contract or commitment. More Channels. Faster Internet. Unlimited Voice. Call 1855-652-9304

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


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------------ PETS-------ADOPT A REAL FRIEND, will make you smile, satisfaction guaranteed! Washington Area Humane Society. 724-222-7387 DOG SUPPLIES - dog crates, dog baby buggies, dog back packs and dog steps. Angels for Animals. 724-941-5737 MIXED PET BUNNIES - very tame handled by kids. Great Valentines present! $20. Call 724-447-2726 ask for Jen. Located near Hundred WV. 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 @ 724941-5737.

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MUSICAL PERFORMER – Available to play guitar and sing for any weddings, parties, nursing homes, and other events. Small fee (and sometimes “free”.) I’ve been told I should be in Nashville! My music is for all age groups. Please call William Evans 724-618-4819 or 724-258-3637

------------ REAL ESTATE-------LOT TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME - 60’ x 200’ $41,500, close to 43, Monongahela. 724-258-8453 2 CEMETERY PLOTS - Jefferson Memorial Cemetery/Garden of the Cross. Sellers will pay transfer fee. Vaults Included. $3,000. Call (724)565-6122 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora. 4 lots, 1 vault, $500 each. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909 WAREHOUSE SPACES FOR LEASE Monongahela and Monessen. Various warehouse sizes ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 17,600 sq ft. Please call Mon River Realty at 724350-0401. SELLING A FARM OR HOUSE? Advertise it here and neighboring publications. We can help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-450-6631 or visit our site at MACnetOnline.com SELLING YOUR OWN PROPERTY? Need to advertise it in your local paper and others like it? We have the placement services to help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-450-6631 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/

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

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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 February 15)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. Who recently announced their candidacy for Judge for Allegheny County Court? What is the name of new business that recently celebrated Ribbon Cutting? When is CCAC having a virtual open house? 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 January Pizza Puzzler contest!

NANCY GARRETT - BRIDGEVILLE • MARIANNE RODACY - CHARLEROI


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