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Women’s Business Network Meetings in the South Hills Page 15
Community Clean Up Day in Rostraver – April 22 Page 16
Thomas Jefferson High School Grad’s Career Takes Flight Page 18
Cal U to Appoint Chief Officer for Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Alumna and longtime diversity educator joins executive leadership team at California University of Pennsylvania
South Hills Coin Club Meeting Will Discuss ‘Lincoln Cents’ The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held Tuesday evening March 9, at 7:30 PM at the Bethel Park municipal building located at 5100 West Library Avenue in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be on Lincoln Cents. A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.
Alumna and longtime Cal U employee Sheleta Camarda-Webb has been appointed to serve as the university’s interim chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. In this new role, which began Feb. 15, she will lead the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and serve on the executive leadership team, known as the President’s Cabinet. Camarda-Webb holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in secondary education/social
science, both from Cal U, and is enrolled in a master’s degree program in marriage and family therapy at Northcentral University. She has been employed at Cal U since 1991, when she returned to her alma mater as a residence hall director. Since then she has filled a variety of roles in student affairs, residence life and diversity education. Throughout her career, CamardaWebb’s work has focused on LGBTQA+ issues, power and privilege, race and cultural identity. She has advocated for and informed university policies around topics such as the use of preferred names and gender-inclusive restrooms and housing. Camarda-Webb has been director of the university’s DEI Office since 2015, when it was known as the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She is a founding member of Cal U’s Safe Zone Allies Program for gay, lesbian and transgender students. In 2019, she was named co-chair of the university’s Presidential Advisers for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Her work as chief DEI officer will embrace Cal U’s community of students, faculty and staff. “Each of us holds multiple identi-
ties – race, gender and so much more,” Camarda-Webb said. “We have to be able to live and learn, educate and excel in an environment where we all can be our authentic selves.” Camarda-Webb also will work with Dr. Denise Pearson, vice chancellor and chief DEI officer for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, and her PASSHE counterparts to address issues at the System level. Interim University President Robert Thorn stressed the importance of making the chief DEI officer a member of his executive leadership team. “We must do more than talk about these issues,” Thorn said. “Diversity, equity and inclusion must be at the forefront of our thinking as we make decisions about our University and its future.” 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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PCHS Speaker Will Give Presentation on Plate Money The Peters Creek Historical Society welcomes as guest speaker, Tom Corry on Monday, March 22, at 7:30 pm at Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia, Road, Venetia. Mr. Corry will talk about Plate money, a term used to define the extremely large copper coins used in Sweden during the 17th and 18th century. Known as Swedish copper, the plates were first issued ca. 1643, measured 13" X 27" in size and weighed 43 pounds! By 1715 the plates settled in at 1.7 pounds and in 1759 it was the last year they were produced in quantity. Plate money is the largest coinage type and hard for one to imagine its use in commerce. There are 11,000 pieces of plate money known to exist. Approximately 3,000 of these were recovered from a trading ship named the ‘Nicobar’, discovered and salvaged off the coast of South Africa in 1980. Learn more about this fascinating subject, the value of these plate coins and where they are housed.
Museum Tours Please note, the scheduled tours of the Enoch Wright House, Museum of Westward Expansion, concluded in September. Private tours can be arranged by appointment. Check out the society's website for more information on the society, the Enoch Wright House and the log cabin: www.peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.
Replica Sailing Ship of the ‘Nicobar’ – where 3,000 pieces of Plate Money were recovered.
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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: SHAMROCK SHUFFLE – 1:00 PM, Mingo Creek Park. Come and enjoy a special story about a clever leprechaun. After, we will head out on a short quest to find the leprechaun’s pot of gold, then warm back up in the park office with a special St. Patty Day’s snack. Please dress appropriately for the weather. 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.
SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB MEETING - 7:30 PM at the Bethel Park municipal building located at 5100 West Library Avenue in Bethel Park, Pa. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be on Lincoln Cents. A 50/50 will be offered and childrens prizes to be awarded . Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724984-6611. THE CLOTHES 4U MINISTRY First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon, will be open to the public on Tuesday, March 9th and Tuesday March 23rd (weather permitting) from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. We ask that you wear
your 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 or wish to drop off donations, please call the church office with your request (724-9294696) and we will do our best to serve you on an individual basis.
donations at that time. Please remember, if you have an immediate need or wish to drop off donations, please call the church office with your request (724-929-4696) and we will do our best to serve you on an individual basis.
‘EGG’-STRAVAGANZA Crossroads Ministries, 81 Walter Long Rd. Finleyville. Free outdoor family event! Preschool-4th grade. 11am, 1pm, 3pm. Prizes, Snacks, Photo Booth, Egg Hunt 10,000 Eggs!! Registar online at www.crsmin.com. Call 724-3481620
ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION MEETING - 7:30 PM, at 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications for membership are now being from both men and women. For more information call 724-984-6611. rostraversca.org
MARCH 23 CLOTHES 4U MINISTRY - First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon, will be open to the public on Tuesday March 23rd (weather permitting) from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. We ask that you wear your mask and practice social distancing while on the premises. We will be accepting
A Note of Appreciation to Giant Eagle in Finleyville Dear Editor; The New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy in New Eagle would like to thank Giant Eagle of Finleyville for their generous contribution to our "Free" Ham Dinner on February 13th. We appreciate the support of local businesses who contribute to our community. We're also grateful to those who participated in preparation and service. It is our desire to provide whatever we can to encourage and support our neighbors. Thank you, Bishop William & Connie Luckadoo
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PT Library Hosts Military Officers to Discuss National Security Challenges The Peters Township Public Library will welcome senior military officers from the U. S. Army War College for a panel discussion on National Security and Challenges from China on Thursday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. online via Zoom. This program offers the community the opportunity to hear from officers who will address national security issues and the role the military plays in response. Featured speakers at the program will include: • LTC John Ament – Introductions. Overview of the instruments of power, International Relations theories in general, and how the Department of Defense presents the competition continuum. • LTC Charles Knoll - From the past to the present International Relations theory • LTC John Wilcox - Information Space and Economics in Competition • LTC Stephen Thibodeau – U.S. Military in Competition • LTC Leslie Semrau - China Military in Competition • LTC John Ament - Diplomatic instrument of power in Competition. Closing remarks. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion. Visit www.ptlibrary.org/events to register or call 724-941-9430 #2. You must pre-register for the program to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. Peters Township Public Library is a GOLD STAR Library, which is part of the Pennsylvania Library Association PA Forward initiative. Libraries can give citizens of all ages the knowledge and skills they need to improve their lives, to contribute effectively in their communities, and to participate in civil discourse. Learn more about the library and upcoming events at www.ptlibrary.org.
Our Lady of Hope Fish Fries this Lent Every Friday at St. Valentine Church and St. Gabriel Church The Our Lady of Hope Fish Fry at St. Gabriel Church in Whitehall and St. Valentine Church in Bethel Park will be held every Friday during Lent - March 5, 12, 19 and 26. There will be no Fish Fry on Good Friday. You can order online at http://www.olhpgh.org by 2 pm Thursday. St. Valentine Church is also accepting orders by phone at 412-851-9176 Monday-Thursday from 10 am-2 pm. Pick-up only Fridays from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. Pull up to designated parking lot and your order will be delivered to you. Online payment required. We look forward to seeing you.
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Program Boasts High Employment Rate and Other Impressive Statistics The Community College of Allegheny County’s exceptional Nursing program has extended the application deadline for the fall 2021 semester until April 1, 2021. Applications received by the original deadline of March 1 will receive priority admission consideration. To aid prospective students with the admissions process, Virtual Nursing Admissions workshops will be held on the following dates: March 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and March 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CCAC’s Nursing program continues to deliver an educational experience that thoroughly prepares students for both the required examination and future employment opportunities. CCAC’s current National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) first-time pass rate is 95.41%, which is 19.08% higher than the national mean for all associate degree programs and 8.65% higher than the national mean for all pre-licensure programs (diploma, associate and bachelor). The program also boasts other impressive statistics, including producer of the greatest number of Registered Nurses in Southwestern Pennsylvania and a 90.18% graduate employment rate. In order to apply, prospective students must submit all applications, transcripts, TEAS exam scores and other supporting documents by the application deadline appropriate for designation as either a priority or general applicant. For more information about applying to CCAC’s Nursing program, including details on virtual workshops and remote TEAS testing, go to ccac.edu/programs/nursing/admissions.
SAVE THE DATE 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. Eat in or Take Out. Menu offerings include: Fish Sandwich, Fish Dinner- French 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 412-831-0616.
The Challenge Program, Inc. Receives Funding for Manufacturing Career Awareness PA DCED Grant Helps Nonprofit Connect High School Students to Manufacturing Careers The Challenge Program, Inc. (TCP) is proud to announce receipt of a grant from one of Governor Tom Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiatives supporting Pennsylvania manufacturers through “strategic partnerships”. TCP’s mission is to build sustainable business and education partnerships while motivating students to develop the good habits required to succeed in school and in their future careers. The Manufacturing Training-toCareer Grant Program provides funding for TCP to further create meaningful connections between our manufacturing partners and high school students and offer students real opportunities for their futures. The 18-month project beginning January 2021 will allow TCP and manufacturing businesses to impact 11,000 students in 30 participating western Pennsylvania high schools regarding career decisions. Students in grades 10-12 will hear directly from local manufacturing representatives about opportunities in manufacturing, especially high demand jobs, and the training and educational pathways to these careers. “We are so pleased to provide a platform for manufacturing represen-
tatives to connect students with good, well-paying careers that allow young talent to remain in their communities,” said Barbara Grandinetti, President, The Challenge Program, Inc. In Washington County, TCP appreciates the partnership and participation of the following businesses and schools included in the PA DCED grant: • Burgettstown High School – Hormann Flexon LLC • Canon-McMillan High School – Auma Actuators • Charleroi High School – Progeny Systems • Washington High School – Dynamet Incorporated To view a full list of all business and school partners, please visit www.tcpinc.org/manufacturing-partners/. If you are a manufacturing business in Pennsylvania interested in this unique opportunity to connect with high school students, or any businesses interested in raising awareness about their industry please contact Nora Wells, Program Development Manager at 814-533-7401 x107 or call Barbara Grandinetti, President, at 814-533-9401.
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Registration Open for Cal U Summer College California University of Pennsylvania Will Offer More Than 200 Courses, Most Of Them In A Convenient Online Format Registration is now open for Summer College at California University of Pennsylvania. Students who attend any college or university, including Cal U and the other universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, have a choice of more than 200 courses at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Most courses are offered online, with five-week, six-week, 10week or 12-week sessions. The Summer College courses may be viewed at calu.edu/summer-college. Current Cal U students do not have to apply for Summer College; they can register online through the university’s Vulcan Information Portal (VIP) or email email@example.com. Visiting students can apply at calu.edu/summer-college. “The flexibility of Summer College is designed for students to advance their education and careers,” said Dr. Shayne Gervais, Cal U’s registrar in the Office of Academic Records. “It is an ideal opportunity to focus on a single course or to pick up needed credits.”
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Cal U named 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School California University of Pennsylvania has been honored as a 20212022 Military Friendly® School, recognizing Cal U’s commitment to military service members, veterans and their families. The military-friendly ranking is designed to help service members and their dependents make the best use of federal benefits, including the Post9/11 GI Bill®, by selecting a college where they can acquire the education needed to pursue a civilian career. Cal U received the designation for the first time in 2010. Read more about Cal U’s designation at www.militaryfriendly.com/california-university-of-pennsylvania. The university serves more than 600 students who are active military members, veterans or their family members. Cal U’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs assists these students with academic advising, career guidance and information about financial aid. An active Veterans Club offers opportunities for networking and community service. “Our office provides a one-stop place to assist any military-related person as they pursue a degree from Cal U, whether they are taking classes on campus or 100% online,” said Maj. Robert Prah, director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. Cal U participates in the Military Family Education Program, which allows Pennsylvania Army or Air National Guard members to attend the university tuition-free. The university also is a member of the National Association of Veterans Program Administrators and the Pennsylvania State System Veterans Advisory Network. Learn more about Cal U’s commitment to service members and military veterans at calu.edu/military-veteran/index.aspx.
Counseling Available For Survivors Of Domestic Violence In Washington, Greene, And Fayette Counties It doesn’t matter if you are in an abusive relationship or if you have already left one; Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA’s empowerment counseling can help. The agency provides oneon-one and group counseling, both in-person and online. They can also help you with information, referrals, and legal advocacy. Say no more to domestic violence and abuse and make it your priority to get help this year. All services are free and completely confidential. To set up an appointment, please call 800-791-4000.
Cal U Sets Virtual Spring Open House Dates Visit California University of Pennsylvania virtually on March 23 or April 28 Cal U will be hosting virtual open house programs during the spring 2021 semester. Sessions are 6:30-8 p.m. March 23 and April 28. For information and to register for an open house session, visit calu.edu/openhouse or call the Office of Admissions at 724-938-4404. Students and families interested learning more about the programs offered at California University of Pennsylvania may visit “live rooms” hosted by the Eberly College of Science and Technology and the College of Education and Human Services. The offices of Student Affairs, Academic Success, Housing, Athletics and Financial Aid also will provide information. “Our virtual open house events are a convenient way for students and their families to learn more about Cal U,” said T. David Garcia, vice president for Enrollment Management. “Our live rooms will be filled with experts who will introduce our campus as a place to call home for the next four years.” For a list of programs at Cal U, visit calu.edu/academics.
Westmoreland County Local Arts Grant Applications Are Available for 2021 The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation is offering grants to non-profit organizations to support arts-related projects and activities that will benefit Westmoreland County residents. These awards are designed to support and encourage arts programming in Westmoreland County. This grant program has been made possible by the Westmoreland County Commissioners. Applications for funding are available through the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation. Local non-profit arts organizations and governmental units involved in the production or display of arts activities are eligible to apply. Eligible arts activities include projects involving music, theater, dance, puppetry, and other performing and visual arts. To adapt with pandemic guidance, virtual arts-related projects will be also be accepted. A qualified, independent review board will evaluate all applications received by Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Up to 60% project funding is available only for direct costs of proposed projects, and not for general administration, capital expenses or in-kind costs. Projects that are not open to the general public, take place outside Westmoreland County, have a religious purpose, or serve as vehicles for prizes, fund raising, or academic credit are also not eligible for funding. Applicants are encouraged to read all application criteria carefully before submitting. These grant funds are available for projects taking place from June 1 to December 31, 2021, either in person or virtually. Applicants will be notified of grant awards by May 31, 2021. The application is available online at www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/parks or by calling (724) 830-3950.
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Baldwin Borough Public Library Celebrates Spring with the ‘21 Days of Gift Baskets’ Raffle The Baldwin Borough Public Library is celebrating Spring with a ‘21 Days of Gift Baskets’ raffle! Drawing begins March 14 and ends April 3. Some of the gift basket prizes include: a Pampered Chef Kitchen Basket, a Sabika Basket, a Harry Potter Basket, multiple Tastefully Simple baskets, and many more. Baskets are on display at the library (which will be reopening early March), plus pictures and a video of the baskets can be found on the library website at http://baldwinborolibrary.org/ Entry is a $10 donation. The more you donate the more you win. $50 = 5 entries to every daily prize drawing for the entire month. Each entry can win more then once! All winning names go back into the drawing for more chances to win. Ticket purchaser name is used as entry in the drawing. No numerical tickets will be assigned. One name will be drawn at random from all entries on each calendar day. Winning names will be chosen using an online digital draw system. Staff will contact winners and we will announce them via social media. All names drawn are final. All proceeds benefit the Baldwin Borough Public Library. The Library is a 501c(3) organization under the IRS tax code. If you have questions, please call the library at 412-885-2255, or e-mail the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethnic Craft Club in Uniontown Selling Carpathian Cookbook The ‘Carpathian Cookery’ cookbook, has entered its 19th printing, having sold over 17,500 copies, is available for sale. This cookbook was requested by the Library of Congress to be in their ethnic cooking collection. The 330-page cookbook has a new look and features a protective plastic cover. The book includes sections on Christmas and Easter customs and recipes, traditional Rusyn and Slavic foods, other ethnic dishes, and many other tried-and-true recipes of St. John’s parishioners. There is a variety of paska bread and kolachi (filled roll) recipes, as well as meatless dishes and Lenten recipes, suitable for the Great Fast, as well as the Pre-Christmas Fast. The cost of the cookbook is $14.00 plus $4.00 postage and handling ($18.00). If ordering from Canada, please send a $28.00 U.S. Postal money order payable in U.S. dollars to reflect the difference in the exchange rate and postage cost. To order please send a check or money order to: Ethnic Craft Club, St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, 201 E. Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401-3688, or call 724-438-6027 (M-F 9AM-3PM – leave message), for more information. You may contact us by e-mail at: email@example.com.
WHS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics WHS is currently vaccinating patients of our outpatient practices, as well as other residents of Washington and Greene County, that are in the Phase 1A category. For more locations, details and to request an appointment visit whs.org/covid
If you already registered for a vaccine through our online vaccination request form, we thank you for your patience through this process. The amount of eligible residents in our area FAR exceeds the vaccine supply at this time. Our team is working very hard to get everyone scheduled based on our vaccine supply.
NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM Spring Walking Tours Postponed Due To Covid Spring is the normal time when we schedule multiple walking tours related to Eldora Park and Cement City. This year was would have been our fifth year for our Eldora Park Walking Tour and our eleventh year for our Cement City Home and Walking Tours. As of this writing, the Eldora Park Walking Tours will not occur again this year. Springtime is the best time to host these tours before the weeds start to grow and the trees sprout their leaves to best see the ruins of the old park. By fall, the forest growth is too dense to see anything well and to walk around the woods. We will try again in 2022. We are guardedly optimistic that we can resume our Cement City Home and Walking Tours in the fall. If you would like to have your name added to a callback list when we schedule either of these tours, please send us an email with your contact information (name and phone number) and number in your party. We have other events that are also on hold related to Donora High School football, Stan “The Man” Musial, 1948 Smog, Palmer Park and Holocaust survivor Judah Samet, some of which were postponed from 2020. Nothing will be planned until we have a better understanding of where we are in relationship to the coronavirus.
Smog Museum Tours By Appointment While the Smog Museum is still closed, we are still offering limited Smog Museum tours by appointment for small manageable groups. When we do these tours, we'll be practicing safety first for our volunteers and guests and enforcing that both wear facemasks and that we social distance. Your patience and understanding are appreciated. If you send us an email or leave a voicemail, we can contact you to arrange your visit. Others have already scheduled and visited without issue. The SMOG MUSEUM will remain CLOSED for now, but... • We can still be reached daily by email. • All voicemail messages will be returned within a few days. • Any research inquiries can still continue electronically. • Any merchandise orders will continue. • Artifact donations can be arranged.
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Belle Vernon Library Seeking Jewelry Donations for Upcoming Sale The Belle Vernon Public Library is currently accepting donations of jewelry for a future sale. All types of jewelry from all eras is welcome. The library is located at 505 Speer Street in North Belle Vernon. Library hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 7:30pm, Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm. For more info, call 724-929-6642.
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 email@example.com.
CMU’s Traffic21 Announces Winners of Third Smart Mobility Challenge City of Monessen is one of the Winners. Recently Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic21 announced the Township of Shaler, the City of Monessen, and Heritage Community Transportation as the winners of its third ‘Smart Mobility Challenge’. Traffic21, a research institute operated out of CMU’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and Mobility21, their affiliated US DOT National University Transportation Center in the College of Engineering, sponsored this year’s challenge. The program mission is transforming southwestern Pennsylvania into a test bed for mobility innovation. With generous funding from the Hillman Foundation and the US DOT, the Smart Mobility Challenge invited representatives of municipali-
ties and public transit operators in ten surrounding counties to identify realworld mobility challenges affecting their communities and apply to receive support from CMU faculty and students. “The problems submitted for consideration illustrate the mobility challenges we face in southwestern Pennsylvania and the awareness and dedication of our local leaders and transit operators to find solutions,” said Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager of Traffic21. The City of Monessen, and its Mayor, Matt Shorraw, will partner with CMU researchers led by the Remaking Cities Institute to inform and contribute to the ongoing work of the City of Monessen on its Comprehensive Plan and related ini-
tiatives related to mobility, equity, and safety, focused on Mid-Downtown Monessen. CMU, providing urban design and computer vision expertise, will deploy cameras for visual data, develop computer vision algorithms to analyze data, and develop mobility/urban design recommendations from the data and responsive to community priorities. Monessen’s pattern of a riverfront downtown is a mobility/urban design case study relevant to numerous municipalities in Southwestern PA and nationally. “The Traffic21 Institute has helped establish the city of Pittsburgh as a world-renowned testbed for transportation intelligent technologies,” said Chris Hendrickson, Director of Traffic21.
“Through the Smart Mobility Challenge projects, we are thrilled to be able to extend this reach further into the southwestern Pennsylvania region.” “It is my hope that this opportunity will give us the tools to improve mobility in our Downtown, which will be beneficial for businesses and residents, as well as visitors,” said Mayor Shorraw. “The research could lead to improvements for pedestrians, motorists, buses, and bicyclists, and making those improvements could allow us to make Downtown Monessen more successful and marketable in the long-term,” he added. All projects will begin July 1, 2021, with completion by June 30, 2022.
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MESSENGER 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, many chapters are meeting virtually; please check with the local chapter representative for more information. To learn more, visit www.wbninc.com. The McMurray Chapter meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., and March meetings will be held March 3 and March 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 March meetings will be on March 4 and March 18. To find out more, contact our Chapter Representative, Susanne Snyder, at 724953-1539. The Washington Chapter meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., and March meetings will be held March 10 and March 24. To find out more, contact our Chapter Representatives, Karen Kovac or Pam Slominay, at 724-986-6739. The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., and March meetings will be held on March 9 and March 23. To find out more, contact our Chapter Representative, Marlene WillKnapp, 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, and the March meetings are March 3 and March 17, and guests are welcome to attend at no cost. For more information contact our Chapter Representative, Jennifer Pasquale, at 412-908-1663.
Community Clean Up Day in Rostraver – April 22 In celebration of ‘Earth Day’ on Thursday, April 22, Rostraver Township will be hosting a ‘Community Clean Up Day’ from 7am-7pm. Help keep Rostraver beautiful by picking up litter and dropping it off at one of the dumpster locations: Webster Ballfield, Orr Road, Elks Place and Township Shed on Concord Lane. The Township will be collecting tires without rims from Rostraver Township Residents only on April 22 at the Rostraver Township Road Department. Further details will be coming, please save the date and visit the Township webpage www.rostraver.us . In the meantime, some reminders about other refuse and recycling opportunities in Rostraver Township: • All refuse including large items must be out the night prior to scheduled refuse pick up. • 1 or 2 large items weekly can be put out.
• NO FREON filled items will be accepted without removal of Freon with sticker included. • No electronic devices, building material or tires can be placed out with refuse. • Curbside recycling for glass (brown, green and clear), aluminum cans, steel cans, bimetallic cans, and plastic containers (#1 and #2) rinsed with labels removed on a biweekly basis. • Recycling calendars and bins for curbside biweekly basis are available at the Rostraver Township Municipal Building, 201 Municipal Drive, Rostraver Township • Paper Recycling is available at the intersection of Concord Lane and Harper Drive, and the other at the intersection of Fellsburg Road and Ryan’s Lane. No cardboard, chipboard, or phone books • Plastic Bag Recycling is available at the Rostraver Township Municipal Building and Rostraver Public Library
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• Unused Medication Deposit Collection is available at the Rostraver Township Municipal Building for prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medications, prescription ointments, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, and over-the-counter medication. • Coming Spring 2021, Rostraver Township will have a secured shredding bin for residents to drop off items to be shred. Remember Rostraver Township is a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Community. Our community’s waterways receive pollution from rain or snowmelt that falls on a roof, driveway, or patio pick up pollutants as it goes. Those pollutants are a primary source of water pollution that flows into streams or storm drains that empty into our waterways (Monongahela and Youghiogheny River.) You can do your part by being mindful of what you put into the water and reduce the number of pollutants. With Spring right around the corner, here are some
simple things we can all do to make a difference: • Wash your car on grass or gravel instead of in the street on in your driveway. All the soap, scum, and oil residue run along the curb and into a storm drain where it ends up in streams. • When you fertilize your lawn, avoid fertilizing it the day before a rainstorm to avoid fertilizer chemicals being carried into the local streams and rivers. • Do not direct grass clippings or raked leaves into a storm drain or stream. • Other small things you can do include making sure your trash is securely tied; shoveling the snow before salting; and storing chemicals in waterproof containers. If you would like to more about Rostraver Township’s MS4 program please visit our website www.rostraver.us under MS4 or attend the March 31, 2021 work session at 5pm where the annual MS4 Public Education and Outreach Program will be presented
Pleasant Hills Seeks Volunteers to Help with Community Day Event Pleasant Hills Borough, Mayor and Members of Council, are seeking a volunteer to take the lead and coordinate their 2021 Community Day Event scheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Mowry Park. They are also in need of volunteers to help the event run smoothly. If you are interested in coordinating or volunteering, please email Borough Manager, Kelly Theiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Worship MARCH 9 AND 23
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela Announces Lenten Services
Clothes 4U Ministry in Belle Vernon Will be Open March 9 and 23 The Clothes 4U ministry of the First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon, will be open to the public on Tuesday, March 9 and Tuesday March 23 (weather permitting) from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. We ask that you wear your 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 or wish to drop off donations, please call the church office with your request (724-929-4696) and we will do our best to serve you on an individual basis. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.
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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, located on Sixth Street in Monongahela will begin the season of Great Lent on Monday, March 15. The schedule of Lenten services for the first week include: Sunday, March 14 - Forgiveness Vespers at 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 15 - Great Canon of Repentance at 7:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church in Jacobs Creek Friday, March 19 - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 5:30 p.m. The complete schedule of Lenten services can be found at the parish website: www.orthodoxmon.org.
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Local People News Thomas Jefferson High School Grad’s Career Takes Flight By Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Dobbs A man dressed in a black suit and tie, sits at a table reviewing documents inside an office space at a funeral home. His eyes attentively scan the pages in front of him while he holds an ink pen in his hand. After careful review, he prepares to sign papers that will change his life, and the lives of his loved ones, forever. Spenser Neel, a Pittsburgh native and 2009 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, waits inside the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home, which was founded by his great grandfather Harry C. Neel in 1929. The business was passed down to his grandfather, John D. Neel, and is currently ran by his father, also Harry C. Neel, who is President and CEO. The cemetery and funeral home is owned and operated as a fourth-generation family enterprise and is one of the largest, privately owned cemeteries in the United States. Photos of Neel’s great-grandfather, grandfather and dad are on prominent display in the entrance of the building, but it isn’t long after entering the establishment one might realize, their family is bound by much more than the daily business conducted at this location. Framed photos and paintings from the World War II era, and aviation history photos line the hallways and staircases. All of them reveal a more detailed, and perhaps unexpected insight into the history of the Neel family. Neel’s grandfather, John Neel, joined the Army Air Corps in 1944 and was a World War II B-25 pilot who earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions. Neel flew 52 combat missions and bombed a railroad bridge at Maribor, Yugoslavia, on April 12, 1945, during a mission in which one B-25 was destroyed and 17 were damaged. The Distinguished Flying Cross was established by Congress in1926 and is awarded to those serving in the Armed Forces, who distinguish themselves for heroism or outstanding achievement while participating in aerial flight. John Neel was honored with a painting of himself depicting his heroic deeds
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during World War II, on the walls of the family business. It was in front of this image more than 75 years after his last flight that his his son Harry Neel, who joined the Navy in 1972 and spent six years as a naval aviator, would administer the oath for his grandson Spenser’s swearing in ceremony. “Today was significant for a couple reasons,” said Neel. “I lost my grandfather close to 10 years ago. Despite, knowing he couldn't hear any of that, it had a lot of meaning and I know that if he was here today he’d be proud that I’m following in his footsteps, and my Dad’s footsteps.” In addition to his grandfather, both of Neel’s parents,Harry and Marianne Neel have their civilian pilot’s licenses. Neel contemplated his career options after he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, and eventually decided to join the Navy. He called his father one day to inform him he wanted to join the Navy. “It is certainly rewarding to have my son going to the United States Navy and most specifically into naval aviation,” said Neel. “It was a proud day for me without question. If I could do it all over again I would, but I can’t, so we pass the baton to the next generation. I'll be very proud to see Spenser go through OCS (Officer Candidate School), get commissioned and go through flight school to get his wings.” Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) Pittsburgh Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Brandon Smith who was designated a Naval aviator in February 2004 at Whiting NAS in Milton, Florida. attended the swearing in ceremony. “It was a privilege and honor to join this family, in a place special to them, to watch a third generation member of that family take the oath and enter military service,” Smith said. “The city of Pittsburgh should be rightfully proud of this family’s service to our country.” The generations of the Neel family are connected through making the commitment to serve. That commitment is continuing into the future with the latest oath taken. “This is a career that is going to ask more from me than anything I’ve ever experienced in my life, and I can’t be more excited,” said Neel. “I want to do what my dad and grandpa did, and I think I’ll be good at it. I want to do something that would make my family proud, my wife proud if I were to ever have kids, would make them proud. I want to do something bigger than myself and I couldn't think of a better thing to do than go fly for the Navy.” Established August 1, 2018, NTAG Pittsburgh is one of 26 Navy Talent Acquisition Groups. Their recruiting efforts span throughout parts of western Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Maryland. Navy Recruiting Command consists of a command headquarters, three Navy Recruiting Regions, 26 NTAGs and 64 Talent Acquisition Onboarding Centers (TAOCs) that serve more than 1,000 recruiting stations around the world. Their mission is to attract the highest quality candidates to assure the ongoing success of America’s Navy.
Whitaker Native Serves Aboard USS Ross By Stephanie Fox, Navy Office of Community Outreach A Whitaker, Pennsylvania, native is serving aboard USS Ross, a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Scripp is a 2016 West Mifflin High School graduate. Today, Scripp serves as a hospital corpsman. “A hospital corpsman is a jack of all trades, but a master of none,” Scripp said. “We specialize in learning all parts of the medical field, to better serve the operational capacity of our deployed forces.” Scripp joined the Navy three years ago to make a difference. “I want to make a name for myself, my hometown, and most importantly, my family's last name,” said Scripp. “I've always told people Pittsburgh is the greatest city there is, and I work every day to prove that.” According to Scripp, the values required to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found Whitaker. “I learned the importance of grit, work ethic, community service and humility,” said Scripp. “Growing up in Whitaker, we were a very small town bordered by much bigger towns. We took pride in that, and I'm not ashamed of saying that's where I grew up. Also, having the opportunity to join my local Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program in high school helped teach me the life lessons outside of the education system.” According to Navy officials, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers are highly-capable, multi-mission ships that conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence to national security. “For 245 years, in both calm and rough waters, our Navy has stood the watch to protect the homeland, preserve freedom of the seas, and defend our way of life,” said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday. “The decisions and investments we make this decade will set the maritime balance of power for the rest of this century. We can accept nothing less than success.” Though there are many opportunities for sailors to earn recognition in their command, community and careers, Scripp has enjoyed traveling the most. “I’ve had the opportunity to travel to different countries and parts of the world,” said Scripp. “Being in the Arctic Circle during winter is a whole new level of cold that I am happy I got to experience.” “Our sailors remain the true source of our naval power,” said Gilday. “Mission one for every sailor remains a ready Navy, a Navy ready to compete today and a Navy ready to compete tomorrow. Together we will deliver the naval power the nation needs.” As a member of the U.S. Navy, Scripp, as well as other sailors, know they are a part of a tradition providing the Navy the nation needs. “To me, serving the Navy means patriotism, pridefulness and loyalty,” added Scripp. “I am extremely proud to wear this uniform every day, and I am extremely proud to be a part of the naval forces protecting our waters.”
Antoinette Sefcik to Celebrate 100th Birthday Antoinette Sefcik will celebrate her 100th birthday on March 9, 2021. She was one of nine children born in Pittsburgh to Gennarro and Antonia Shullo. Antoinette married Charles Sefcik in 1948. They have one daughter, Anita Sefcik Mentz, two grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Antoinette has been a member of St. Valentine Church for many years and credits her longevity to her faith. A family celebration will be held later in the year.
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Recent Local Death Notices ALLAN, Milly L., 83, of Clairton, died February 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ARNOLD, Edward Henry, 81, of Jefferson Hills, died February 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BACHMAN, James Jr., 94, of Bethel Park, died January31. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. BEST, William F., 83, of Bethel Park, died January 31. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. BEVERIDGE, John F. Sr., 57, of South Park, died February 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BONURA, Lois Ann (JAZBINSEK), 69, of Pleasant Hills, died February 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BRUN, Maria Lisa (DeRIENZO), 60, of West Newtown, died February 8. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. CASALDI, John, 77, of Bethel Park, died February 11. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. CHASKO, Paul J., 83, of Finleyville, died February 5. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. CHRISTMAN, Margaret F. “Marge”, 81, of Finleyville, died February 7. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. CIAVOLELLA, Mark, 59, of Bethel Park, died February 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial
Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CLARK, Joyce Ray, 80, of North Charleroi, died Feb 16. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. CONSTANTINO, Armand “Cach”, 71, of Charleroi, died January 25. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. COUNIHAN, Teresa A. (BANDI), 89, of Bethel Park, died February 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. COWELL, Veronica Margaret, 96, formerly of Roscoe, died February 11. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. CREOLA, Gregory J., 62, of Eighty-four, died February 14. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. DWYER, Allen M., 64, of Finleyville, died January 23. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. FRANCZYK, Polly A. (HUGUS), 68, of Pleasant Hills, died January 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GATALSKI, Roman John Jr., 70, of New Eagle, died January 30. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. GOELZ, John Elmer J., 92, of Bethel Park, died January 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GOFFI, Emily Furia “Snooky”, 86, of West Mifflin, died January 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.
HASSON, Inez M., 92, of West Mifflin, died January 29. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HENZE, Donna D., 81, of Finleyville, died January 18. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. HETHERINGTON, Tyler, 26, of Monongahela, died February 12. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HUGHES, George M. “Bud”, 96, of Charleroi, died February 13. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. JONES, Candy L., 51, of Elizabeth, died January 26. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. JONES, Jeanette H., (HALL, BREWER), 97, of Baldwin Township, died February 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KELLER, Lavonne, (HAZEL), 86, of Whitehall, died February 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KIRK, William A., 65, of Donora, died January 19. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KOVAL, Brenda, 72, of Stockdale, died February 8. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe.
Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LEWIS, Jeffrey Allen, 46, of Finleyville, died January 21. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LIVI, Leona M., 98, formerly of Eighty-four, died January 21. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. LORENCE, Carol H., 87, formerly of Pleasant Hills, died January 29. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MACKLIN, Harriet Alexander, 91, of Donora, died January 30. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. MARRA, Carol A. (DeROSA), 73, of Monongahela, died January 21. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. MARSHALL, Rosemary (MARINOS), 68, of North Charleroi, died January 19. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MATTOZZI, William, 88, of Belle Vernon (formerly of Baldwin), died February 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MAURER, Kenneth M., 72, of Pleasant Hills, died February 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.
LECHNER, Laurisa “Lori”, 57, of Donora, died January 20. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.
McBURNIE, D. Richard, 80, of Charleroi, died February 11. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi.
LEWELLYN, Matthew Marshall, 26, of South Park, died February 10. Arrangements by Jefferson
McCLUSKY, John J. Jr., “JJ”, 74, of Jefferson Borough (formerly of Baldwin), died February 12.
Recent Local Death Notices Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McKIERNAN, Michael Lee, 68, of Bethel Park, died February 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MEYER, Jean D. (AUEN), 96, of Baldwin Borough, died February 13. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. NEMEC, Richard R., 85, of Monongahela, died February 10. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. PAVLIK, Robert “Bob”, 88, of West Mifflin, died January 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. POLITO, Rosemary (TIEMAN), 88, of Mars (formerly of Bethel Park, died January 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RUST, Margaret M. “Nunny”, 81, of Jefferson Hills (formerly of Bethel Park), died January 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCHMIDT, Larry, 68, of Jefferson Hills, died February 15. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. SCHRAGL, Marillyn Fay (FOSTER), 81, of Bradenton, FL (formerly of West Mifflin), died February 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SHELDON, Carol, 88, of Bethel Park, died January 26. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.
TENNANT, Elsie N., 94, of Bethel Park, died February 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. THOMAS, Elaine Eckbreth (DODSON), 88, of Uniontown, OH (formerly of West Mifflin), died February 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TOLI, Shirley Mae (WOOD), 86, of Venetia, died February 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TOMKO, Michael Andrew, 94, of Bethel Park, died January 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. VERBKA, Jacqueline P., 57, of Cabot ((formerly of South Park), died February 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WILCE, Darlene, 77, of Canonsburg, died January 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WILLIAMS, Jerry W., 61, of Finleyville (Nottingham Township), died February 10. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. WOODBURN, Jacqueline, 80, of Bethel Park, died January 20. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. WRIGHT, Penny A. (TOSI), 83, of Greenock (formerly of Monongahela), died January 19. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.
GASTROENTEROLOGY Q: I suffer from acid reflux and I have heard many bad things about the treatment options. What should I do?
A: Upwards of 26% of the population in the U.S. suffer from weekly acid reflux symptoms. These symptoms may include heartburn, regurgitation of gastric contents, difficulty swallowing, nausea, chest pain, cough, hoarseness and the sensation of a lump in the throat. Because of the prevalence of acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease Dr. Mark Cedar (GERD), the majority of patients usually end up on medications such as Pittsburgh antacids like Tums or stronger meds like Ranitidine (Zantac) or Gastroenterology Associates Omeprazole (Prilosec). These popular medications have generated many eye-catching headlines over the past several years and I will discuss this below. But first, we should understand the dangers of having uncontrolled acid reflux. Barrett’s esophagus is a chronic condition that I diagnose very commonly in patients with acid reflux. This occurs when the lining of the esophagus is replaced with specialized pre-cancerous cells, commonly in the lower third of the esophagus. Barrett’s occurs in 0.9 – 20 % of patients who suffer from GERD and typically does not produce any symptoms and is only discovered when a patient undergoes an upper endoscopy (EGD). An EGD is a 5-minute long painless exam performed by a Gastroenterologist where a thin flexible lighted scope is inserted over the tongue into the esophagus, stomach and upper intestine. Barrett’s can be seen in patients of any age, gender or race but is twice as common in Caucasian men with an average age of 55 years. Smoking, obesity and excessive alcohol use also increase the risk. I often find this disease in patients as young as their late teens or early twenties. The major concern in chronic reflux patients and Barrett’s is the potential for progression to esophageal cancer. Between 0.2 – 2% of patients per year with Barrett’s will develop cancer of the esophagus, known as adenocarcinoma. Typically, we recommend patients undergo EGD if they suffer from regular acid reflux symptoms, especially if they require medications to control these symptoms, and in any patients who have had even occasional reflux for 5 years or longer. Once a patient is diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus we educate them on following strict “antireflux precautions” which includes weight loss, limiting caffeine and alcohol, avoiding nicotine and late-evening snacking. All patients are started on a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) such as Omeprazole and undergo surveillance endoscopies with biopsies every one to three years. Occasionally, we find more advanced cells on biopsy known as dysplasia and this is treated with an endoscopic procedure called Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA). We do RFA in an outpatient setting during a regular EGD and is a drastic improvement over the past 15 years when prior to that the patient sometimes had to undergo surgical removal of the involved esophagus. The biggest danger of PPI therapy is their availability over the counter. Although convenient, they are often used inappropriately without seeking consultation with a physician. I end up stopping these meds nearly as often as I start them. My big concern in patients who have required long-term PPI therapy is they may be covering up symptoms of damage to the esophagus such as Barrett’s or cancer. In the past several years, concerns have been raised about side effects from chronic use of PPI medications such as dementia, osteoporosis, heart disease, vitamin and mineral malabsorption, kidney disease and interactions with other meds. All patients on PPI meds should discuss these potential side effects with their primary care physician or Gastroenterologist. Dr. Mark Cedar is a board certified Gastroenterologist with Pittsburgh Gastroenterology Associates and Chief of Gastroenterology and Director of Endoscopy at St. Clair Hospital. He is 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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BALDWIN BOROUGH Joseph Kocinski Estate of Joseph Dvorsky Roy Balash James Malcolm Christopher Shaun Seymour John Dahm trustee Robert Humbert Crystal Riley Wayne Brunner Dilli Phuyel Frank Ray Jeffrey Wiggins PAMCO2012 LLC Bradley Farabaugh Richard Sorger Gordon Sullivan Thomas Bigley Brandon Godesky Hua Gai Zheng Ashley Lengyel Estate of Eleanor Kondrot Estate of Roger Sharrer Regis Perich Estate of Aloysius Shore Karyl Leonhardt Robert Burns Robert Wertz Marion Shannon
Tyler Ross and Kristie Crivello Shawn Anthony and Brittany Lynn Robinson Brendan and Rachel Squires Jason and Marissa Hutter Frank and Glenda Rieger Rebecca Martin Ryan and Carissa Bost Beth Ann Edwards Erik Joseph Chesney and Emily Marie Moorhead Bhagwat and Lachi Nepal Lauren Miedel Z3 Enterprises LLC Jennifer Lishego Uma Dahal and Laxmi Kharel Amanda Dengler Carrick Pittsburgh Properties L.P. Timothy Lewis Michael George Gillespie Jr. Kristy Marie Gill SFR3 LLC James Lawrence and Danae Lyn Meloney Brendan McCalla Jill Sharrer Daniel Best Kim Stephen Haines Jr. Michael and Tara Leonhardt Natalie Weber Edem Setodji Laura Shehand
5263 Adobe Drive 1137 Camarta Drive 1641 Carmella Drive 5392 Hacienda Drive June Drive 34 Mary Ann Drive 1533 Prospect Road 607 Tyler Drive 265 Walton Road 1652 Carmella Drive 3033 Churchview Ave. 868 Glass Run Road 3042 Hazelhurst Ave. 472 Holdsworth Drive 213 Macassar Drive 834 Becks Run Road 3483 Brickley Drive 340 John St. 1462 Prospect Road 2990 Ruthwood Ave. 1037 Towervue Drive 3142 Vernon Ave. 614 Agnew Road 509 Barbara Drive 5444 Hacienda Drive 1774 Malor Drive 107 Palace Ct 1440 Senior Drive
$213,000. $152,000. $185,000. $230,500. $2,000. $170,000. $153,000. $137,500. $236,900. $187,000. $135,000. $84,000. $114,000. $189,900. $51,500. $55,000. $234,000. $240,000. $118,500. $98,000. $212,500. $100,000. $82,500. $154,500. $180,000. $192,500. $124,000. $185,000.
BENTLEYVILLE A & F Real Estate L.P. Thomas Becker
Fisher Landscaping & Supply LLC Kayla Marie Rockwell
418 Oliver Ave. 232 Beallsville Road
BETHEL PARK Wilson Farmerie Donald Schiller
Edward Krappweis Nicholas Dominic Holden & Mara M. McGrady
373 Allandale Drive 720 Clifton Road
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Estate of Robert Maycheck Superior Properties Group Inc. Luctin LLC Estate of Thoms Fenosiff John Braymer III Wells Fargo Bank NA trustee Marlene Faust Brandon James Weimerskir Heather Gold Ronald Gray William Grant Estate of David Reber Frederick Halbig Blest Investment Group LLC Jacob Reznik Donald Boehm Jane Schenck Douglas Steele Sean McGrail Shelli Conti Estate of Donald Will Keith Capozoli trustee Michael Meneo Estate of Kathryn Knowlan Colin Epley Sheldon Hamilton John Kovach Michael Gillespie Jr. Michael Thompson David Teprag Jr.
Frank Balint and John Reismeyer Jesus Gutierrez Pluma and Ana Alberto Savannah Woy Robert Heyl Jr. Lindsy Ann Bartoleit Modern Edge Ventures LLC Ram and Radhika Kadariya Dylan Cunningham and Larissa Cole Andrew Cobucci Jr. and Georgia Templeton James Cornyn and Diana Wahl- Cornyn Ruth Krauss CD Arrow LLC Michael Cord Daniel Angelo Sullivan and Julee Ana Kobal Max Echard and Kelsey Fink David and Nicole Yanalivich Edward Brian Cwiklinski Hua Jiang and Yan Ye Allison Kaharick Segavepo LLC Jeffrey Henderson Redeeming Grace Church Of Pittsburgh INC Sean and McKenna Grove Think Big RE LLC Vincent Pantuso Jacob Seavy Mary Lou Richter Segavepo LLC William Kyle and Alicia Nicole Obrien Kathryn Ann Schubert Mielnik
55 Highland Road Unit 506 2110 Hillcrest St. 5811 Horseshoe Drive 1069 Logan Road 2643 Milford Drive 2559 N Lightwood Ave. 752 Rolling Green Drive 3521 Thornwood Drive 312 Chessbriar Drive 233 Graeser Ave. 921 Tanglewood Drive 1108 Boyerview St. 1215 Clifton Road 1369 Falla Drive 1129 Logan Road 1519 Lucille Drive 3024 Oakhurst Road 124 Old Village Lane 163 Old Village Lane 633 Patterson Road 3273 Sunnyside Road 7189 Baptist Road 5328 Florida Ave. 5654 Florida Ave. 2103 Hillcrest St. 5473 Main St. 401 Maywood Drive 2814 Oak St. 2891 Oneill Drive 5032 Orchard Ave.
$151,000. $85,784. $165,000. $85,000. $305,000. $164,000. $315,000. $230,000. $239,900. $218,000. $170,000. $82,500. $175,000. $280,500. $175,000. $226,000. $335,000. $200,000. $171,000. $170,500. $125,000. $300,000. $180,000. $100,500. $150,000. $190,000. $155,000. $148,000. $293,000. $200,000.
BRENTWOOD Chad Brenning Thomas Kernen Robert Amicone John Claherty Joseph Boeggeman Nicholas Macurak Joe Artzberger McKenzie Baker Robert Sean Elwins Veronica Zuniga Miguel Scot Hines Cody Suek Bradley Morris Frank Williams Charles Elliot Morinello Susan Twiss
Ana Abourashed and Andrea Claire Byassee Chelsea Rae Widdows Andrew Zoerb and Nora Zidian Yuri Gabarets Bernard Bakos Daniel McCarthy and Stephanie Warhol Pace Evan Abel Rose and Kimberly Fisher Christine Deely Abigail Ann Ince Christopher Rys Harmony Homes LLC Justyn and Brittney Garcia Jason Barron Francis and Martha Daniels Taylor McConnell David Evan and Caitlin McCullough
146 Beisner Ave. 2965 Brevard Ave. 3936 Dalewood St. 3412 Dauphin Ave. 331 E Garden Road 3846 Lawnview Ave. 3303 Villawood Ave. 212 Wainwright Ave. 203 Burdine Ave. 4017 Lawnview Ave. 28 Marylea Ave. 77 Owendale Ave. Unknown Address 4051 Brownsville Road 363 Dailey Road 233 E. Willock Road
$179,900. $134,000. $173,500. $160,000. $142,900. $165,000. $175,000. $148,000. $145,000. $195,000. $7,000. $172,000. $218,000. $207,750. $105,000. $192,000.
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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 to have packages delivered directly into your garage. myQ technology can be added to all leading brands of garage door openers in minutes via a myQ Smart Garage Hub. 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 (Continued on following page.)
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spark some friendly competition with a bakeoff over Zoom?), having an online trivia party for your birthday or maybe even try building an ice-skating 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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BRENTWOOD Mark Vadisera James Kleckner Mae Fannie Janet Ruppert Joshua Weaver Dale Deninno trustee
Ilya Emelianov Luke James Mingrone Emerson Lopez Janna Hustwit Syreeta Grace John Aasen and Catherine Regina Jeremko
242 Kaplan Ave. 3005 Leola Ave. 4052 Meadowbrook Blvd. 2722 Pyramid Ave. 2813 Pyramid Ave. 4155 Rockwood Drive
$154,000. $130,000. $43,000. $119,900. $169,900. $215,000.
CARROLL TOWNSHIP Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc. Melanie Miller James Dean Laskey Russell Fiem
Frank and Michelle Kaczmarek Douglas Mizak Wesley Allen Johnson and Diane Altland Curtis Thomas Jr.
1209 Hillcrest Road 768 Route 481 128 Tower St. 172 Valley Ave.
$53,000. $110,000. $315,000. $160,000.
CHARLEROI Antonio Ciotti Housing & Urban Development Estate of Jacqueline Ruth Hoffman Barbara McCoy Colleen Hughes Anna May Navarra Chad Gonofsky Richard Bohon Denise Hillen Sight Property Inc.
Evan Anthony Pelkey Sight Property Inc. Carolann Champagne Samuel Hice and Mary Miracle Summer Lynn Gray Eddie McGavitt Christopher Greenplate Brian Durbin and Felicia Haddix Gene and Patricia Robinson CT Enterprises LLC
305 Shady Ave. 917 Shady Ave. 734 Fourth St. 607 Ninth St. 817 Lincoln Ave. 320 Oakland Ave. 615 Shady Ave. 414 Oakland Ave. 1005 Upper Meadow Ave. 917 Shady Ave.
CLAIRTON Cynthia Cobb trustee Estate of James Wessel Dominic Falcione Michael Beckstrom LSF9 Master Participation Trust Gerald Ricci trustee Nicholas Cisco Dennis Wilcher 2019 Castle LLC 2019 Castle LLC Austin Fellabaum Straub Property Management LLC BAK Enterprises LLC Robert Charles Nebel Jr. Randy Gombos Evergreen Property Invest LLC Michael Yeager Jesse Johnson
Martin and Jessica Lynn Berman Nikolas Nemec Mark Zalar Anthony Jeter Castle 2020 LLC Jesus A Rojas Cruz & Michelle Cordero Ramirez KN Home Investors LLC 520 N State PA LLC Luis Gonzalez Luis Gonzalez Sherae Napper Project One Pittsburgh LLC Project One Pittsburgh LLC Project One Pittsburgh LLC Project One Pittsburgh LLC Project One Pittsburgh LLC Alison and Madeline Bodenhemier Project One Pittsburgh LLC
434 Carnegie Ave. 512 N Sixth St. 421 Baker Ave. 515 Beaver St. 442 Halcomb Ave. 900 Miller Ave. 904 Miller Ave. 520 N State St. 467 Reed St. 467 Reed St. 6004 Soltis Drive 637 Sixth St. 624 Constitution Circle 436 Farnsworth Ave. 608 Farnsworth Ave. 613 N. Sixth St. 319 Pennsylvania Ave. 350 Wylie Ave.
$80,000. $110,000. $90,000. $96,200. $8,200. $54,900. $22,500. $37,000. $7,519. $7,519. $5,000. $28,000. $37,000. $440,000. $25,000. $60,000. $39,500. $47,000.
DONORA Dolores Zubovic
Nathaniel Patton and Hanna Castaneda
35 Manor Road
$3,000. $27,000. $62,000. $35,900. $28,000. $40,850. $11,500. $7,500. $55,000. $39,000.
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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller
Nancy C Yonko Greco TwentyFirst Assoc. LLC First Street Trust Frank Rodriguez Jr. Estate of Lillian Duda Housing & Urban Development Joseph Generie Timothy Jackson
Elizabeth Lynne Leach M Builders & Merchants Investments LLC A & G Holding LLC Richard and Dulcita Zimmerman Dylan and Lucille Lynch Sight Property Inc. Mark Niskosky CSW Properties 1 LLC
625-641 McKean Ave. 615 Thompson Ave. 626-632 First St. 82 Castner Ave. 1159 Meldon Ave. 134 Thompson Ave. 708 Waddell Ave. 230 McKean Ave.
ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Phillip Giampa James Surman Janice Nurss Paul Greijack Joseph Gubash Estate of Albert Ragan Mary Coldren Benjamin Thornton Alex Kurta Shelley Hoffman Chito Crudo Robert Mankowski Carol Salmon Estate of Jacob Fleming
Jonathan Dell Jeffrey Jospeh and Christine Marie Ruhe Susan Waugaman Zachary and Kellie Reed Frank and Stephanie Fine Michael and Sierra Ragan Anthony Janicki and Megan Sorton Maxwell Stotesbery Chad Lloyd Brenning Brant and Julianne Moore Joseph and Joseph Bernot Benjamin and Christina Little Darren Pope Kelsey Meyers
1916 McPherson St. 158 Mt. Vernon Drive 207 Oberdick Drive 508 Oberdick Drive 870 Peairs Road Pineview Drive 140 Similo Drive 684 Simpson Howell Road 601 Burning Tree Court 200 Clover Drive 2040 Devonwood Drive 433 Highland Drive 2970 Buena Vista Road 407 Jeffrey Drive
FALLOWFIELD Five Star Homes LLC
Robert and Sherri Rafalko
Curtis Thompson Michael Polinski Edmund Novak Angelo Dorazio Richard Hansen Cascade Funding Mortgage Tr HB2 Estate of Ronald Swanson Patricia Thorne Herbert McClain
Timothy Kennedy and Tina Reynolds David and Betty Henderson Brandon Konek Pikewood Energy Corp. Three Rivers Royalty LLC David and Cathy Johnson Christopher Tiech John Sauer and Dennis Josue Torres Michael and Linda Ruane
FINLEYVILLE Yukio Kikuyama
3520 Washington Ave LLC
3520 Washington Ave.
FORWARD TOWNSHIP Francis James Fink Estate of William Kisner Jacob George Bauer MMA Mineral Group LLC Nicholas Luptak
EQT Production Co. James and Kerisa Lewis Brian Schmidt Firefly Mason Jar Minerals SPV LLC Brandon and Crystal Bilec
Unknown Address 8263 Mentor Road 2088 River Hill Road Unknown Address 3301 Rainbow Run Road
$21,510. $80,000. $134,000. $103,638. $69,000.
$22,000. $8,500. $85,000. $55,000. $13,000. $8,000. $35,000. $42,000. $140,000. $232,500. $165,000. $220,000. $196,000. $8,350. $170,000. $130,000. $223,000. $195,000. $83,000. $235,500. $127,000. $125,000.
19 Coyle Curtain Road $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $34,193). 23 Hillman St. $15,000. 4 Park Road $181,500. 293 Fremont Road $65,000. 1859 Route 481 $115,000. 52 Terrace Drive $34,731. 90 Vancik Road $204,151. Fourth Street Ext. $2,825. 14 Lavonnne Ave. $40,000. 283 Twin Bridges Road $165,000.
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Access Your Home Equity with A Home Co-Investment (Continued from previous page.) If this speaks to you, another option to consider is co-investing. With a co-investment, a homeowner can receive a lump sum of cash in exchange for a share in their home's change in value over time. This offers homeowners an alternative to traditional equity-tapping options that can mean taking on more debt, interest or monthly payments. For example, a home equity loan can come with added fees, and the homeowner must pay back the original sum plus interest. With a coinvestment, there are no monthly payments, no interest and no added debt. Unison, a San Francisco-based real estate company, is a leader in this growing field. Unison offers homeowners a cash payment of up to 17.5 percent of their home's current mar(Continued on following page.)
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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller
JEFFERSON HILLS Estate of Joseph Rozman Raymond Sabolich Estate of Donald Smith Edward Daley Kevin Polick Thomas Smith Maronda Homes Inc. William Denne Michael Macosko Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Steven Richard James Muha Matthew Bartek trustee Maronda Homes Inc. Laura Lee Crain Donald Bernardi Jr. Gail Smith Joseph Spataro
Donna Zawodniak Silvio Martini III and Chelsea Martini Sandra Angelo Gary and Sarah Danko Lawrence Watson II and Tara Lynn Watson Rebecca Marie Rosgony Chalimar D. Dybuco & Frances Ann Majaduc Kevin Denne Jason Mesko and Kala Chavern Ruslan Akhmetov et al. and Israil Aliyev Dewakar Nepal Simon Alexander Medved Irrevocable Trust Beebek and Bikram Kharel Michael and Emily Dorrian Adam and Nicole Martik Gary and Tina Borneman Tyler Wehrel Michael Pellegrini Charles E. Besong & Kimberly Anne Hennon
298 E. Deer Park Drive 315 Hunters Field Cir 6405 Jefferson Pointe Circle 117 MacArthur Road 121 Macarthur Road 100 St. James Ct 433 Spaniel Ln 241 Spartz Drive 1099 Antler Drive 111 Chesapeake Drive 123 Chesapeake Drive 1438 Council Pl 228 Meadowfield Lane 310 Stettler Drive 115 Chesapeake Drive 1262 Gill Hall Road 2520 Ridge Road 1001 Riverview Drive 320 Waterman Road
$60,000. $320,000. $265,000. $200,000. $164,000. $176,200. $372,913. $137,500. $338,812. $495,140. $479,329. $817,500. $430,000. $719,900. $470,843. $150,000. $150,000. $125,000. $160,000.
MONESSEN JVH Properties & Investments LLC Eric Johnson Michael Gnora Irene Resetar Anthony Bisceglia et Al Alan Koury Jr. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Jose Martin Pacheco
Robert Cain Lauren Hunchuck Wayne Jerome Cooley DR Korber Properties LLC Megan O'Kain LH Electric Machine Co. Christine Campbell Melba Torres
1068 Athalia Ave. 1535 Boston Ave. 112 Boyd St. 1533 Shrader Ave. 6 Delrose Drive 541 Donner Ave. 628 McKee Ave. 974 Alexander Ave.
$18,500. $134,900. $55,000. $15,000. $100,000. $2,000. $29,000. $70,000.
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John Zenobi Kristie Linette Anderson
Scott Michael and Jezikalvy Lea Hilgenfeld PA Equity Resources Inc.
912 Chestnut St. 14 Colonial Drive
Nathan Hart Estate of Lorraine Koper Robert Cain Robert Cain Kenneth Heilman Mark Tabacca David Smith 1st Choice Home Improvements LLC Nick Vatakis Home Partners LLC Monessen Redevelopment Authority Power Playaz Investment Group LLC 1st Choice Home Improvements LLC
Jeffrey and Rita Fink Shaun Novak and Amber Hackworth Weightman Realty LLC Weightman Realty LLC Brooke Kulasa Wyatt and Lacey Degrange Dawn McDavis Wealth Capital Group LLC Justin Kubicek Matthew Camerino Kimberly Hollis Wealth Capital Group LLC Wealth Capital Group LLC
11 Keystone Drive 1341 Leeds Ave. 308 Lenawee Ave. 312 Lenawee Ave. 40 Monessen Blvd. 1300 Nash Ave. 414 Fourth St. 27 Columbus Drive 16 High St. 111 Knox Ave. 605 Knox Ave. 1121 Reservoir Ave. 635 S 14th St.
MONONGAHELA Kenneth Cole II KeyBank NA Antonio Ciotti Capital Services Inc. Caitlin Nero David DiBasilio Capital Services Inc.
Mark and Linda Bates Claudio Barrionuevo & Sonia Lisseth Vigil Lara Anthony Perera Jeremy Wingo and Angela Fleischman Timothy and Jaime Tipton Samuel and Rebecca Panico Jeremy Wingo and Angela Fleischman
500 Mound St. 786 E Main St. 618 Hancock St. 471 Wisconsin St. 610 Sheridan St. 601 Brady Ln 471 Wisconsin St.
NEW EAGLE Estate of Sadie Lea Bove Anthony Arnold
Clayton Bobnar Joseph Matey
500 Maderia St. 1004 Vine St.
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Price $35,050. $2,687. by sheriff's deed. $143,500. $112,500. $20,000. $20,000. $127,000. $95,000. $10,000. $6,000. $136,000. $3,500. $68,000. $14,000. $2,000. $380,000. $26,500. $145,000. $6,000. $54,800. $150,000. $6,000. $50,000. $66,000.
Access Your Home Equity with A Home Co-Investment (Continued from previous page) ket value. Then, when the homeowner sells the house or 30 years pass, the owner pays Unison an amount equal to the initial coinvestment, plus (or minus) a percentage of the home's change in value. Homeowners can use the cash for anything, but Unison recommends something of long-term value: with homeowners' changing needs due to the pandemic, some options might be paying for kids' college tuition or medical expenses, or a home renovation such as a home office, gym, or accessory dwelling unit for any new (or returning) household members. Further, for any remodeling work that improves the home's value, with a co-investment, the homeowner gets to keep the gains as (Continued on page 31.)
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PETERS TOWNSHIP Sandra Greciano trustee Hobart Phillips Estate of Ann Garner William Buck trustee Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Jamison Graney Estate of David Grant Westwater Jewel L Beaulieu Omslaer Pavel Shlyahovsky Stacey Pape Collin Otis Cynthia Hofbauer Ryan Rieger Frances DeBlasio
Mitchael Mitcham Dylan and Meghan Attreed Halaszynski John and Kimberly Groll Gauttam and Ritaben Patel David and Amy E Condon Kaczorowski Andrew and Susan Cecala Randy and Carleen Judd Michelle Stack John and Victoria Ross Todd and Marrla Ellison Scott and Aubrey Theresa Johnson Sarah Teagarden Brian and Jennette Fraley Thomas A Robinson Family L.P.
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Edward Moritz Michael Livelli Robert Racunas Scott Forse Thomas Burrows Christopher Dugan JT Thomas Homes Inc. Luke Karavolis William Winter Charles Bursich John Barney trustee Ford Mortgage Investment LLC Vinay Krishna Pulusu Geoffrey Normanton Justabout Development LLC Kelly Miller Edmund Trapuzzano III Rolfe Stange Phillip Joseph Shelton John Groll Estate of Robert Elmes NVR Inc. James Veri Robert Arnoni
Sydlin Enterprises LLC Harry Kainaroi II and Carroll Kainaroi Stephen Cadman Patrick and Kathryn Clark Amanda Seman Joshua and Rebecca Reid David and Liza Dianne Bridge Nar and Radhika Ghimire Matthew and Anna Bianco Cynthia Hofbauer Tomahawk 123 LLC Sea Oak LLC James and Corinne Belasco William and Elizabeth Ann Winter Michael and Marilyn Miller Scott Ritchey Timothy and Robyn Sweeney Melissa DiLeo Brian Krukowsky and Kristen Garrett Christopher Colucci and Kyleigh Suesser Anthony Konopka John and Courtney Golembiewski Charles and Claire Morinello Aaron Atliff and Anna Shlyahovsky
PLEASANT HILLS Estate of Dale Wagner Charles Ranalli Brookson LLC David Coleman
RGK Realty L.P. Rainard and Janet Malley Adam Klimcheck and Emily Oborski Ryan and Samatha Coleman
116 Carol Drive $270,000. 129 Druid Drive $375,000. 105 Grandview Drive $333,125. 132 Justabout Road $1,384,650. 419 Justabout Road $1,778,000. 115 Oak Ridge Drive $5,000. 110 Prestonwood Ln $371,000. 107 Roscommon Pl $265,000. 217 Rutledge Drive $410,000. 329 Snowberry Cir $605,000. 114 Woodside Drive $455,000. 112 Bayberry Ct $244,000. 339 Bellwalt Drive $369,900. 131 Camp Ln $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $1,533). 133 Camp Ln $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $2,785). 707 Crossbow Ct $249,000. 124 E Highland Drive $339,700. 343 E McMurray Road $275,000. 1063 Elizabeth Drive $420,000. 103 Holly Drive $264,200. 344 Lincoln Drive $305,000. 440 Longleaf Drive $105,000. 123 Oakhurst Drive $485,101. 647 Scenic Ridge Drive $430,000. 149 Shoreline Drive $385,000. 215 Tepee Road $910,000. 3887 Washington Road $1,584,000. 505 Cortland Drive $545,000. 119 Golden Eagle Drive $644,000. 502 Harvest View Drive $724,451. 100 Lakeview Drive $289,900. 441 Longleaf Drive $690,000. 198 Roscommon Pl $237,500. 101 Spring Meadows Drive $505,000. 720 E McMurray Road $239,500. 188 Friar Ln $177,901. 366 Juniper Way $690,000. 146 Sherwood Drive $418,000. 114 Springbrooke Drive $760,000. 45 Glenburn Drive 309 Parkview Drive 409 Parkview Drive 478 Torwood Lane
$51,500. $242,000. $229,900. $177,000.
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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller
Ryan Staude Dennis Wert Timothy Cusick Kirk Salopek Michael Klepeis Harry Ghimire Soffronoff Krupski & Ichikawa LSG Robert Noll Kala Chavern
Matthew Ryan and Jessica Lynn Whiting Zachary and Bethel Coe Kirk Alan and Sarah Fern Salopek Eric Todd Tracy Charles and Sheralinn Mavrakis George and Til Maya Sinzali Schabruzzese Realty LLC David Dean and Charlene Marie Vesely Hari Rijal
139 Winifred Drive 429 Temona Drive 127 Hubbs Lane 318 McClellan Drive 227 W Bruceton Road 453 Arbor Lane 850 Clariton Blvd. Suite 3100 410 Saratoga Drive 376 Tara Drive
$178,900. $67,200. $440,000. $318,000. $214,900. $196,000. $25,000. $194,500. $270,000.
ROSTRAVER Chad Anthony Hull et al. Vision Real Estate Holdings LLC Barbara Kesler Estate of Kathleen Alessio Phillip Boyle Estate of Sally Graham Entech LLC Chad Yerkey Clarence Bailey Adam Cole Edward Staryarsky Michael Metikosh Mark Stangroom Entech LLC Estate of Carol Georgulis Andrea L.P. Betty Vachon
John and Donna Kerestan Wesley Alan Bowe & Courtney Marie Haywood David Owens and Jaclyn Alayna Ross Willard and Cheree Amos Robert and Donna Revi Neville and Janet Vanreil Morris Maronda Homes Inc. Robert Kotch Jr. and Melissa Kotch Diwakar Thapa and Goma Tiwari Shawn and Jamie Schmidt Bryan and Nicole Hawk Dominick and Francine Piscione Ty Reppert Maronda Homes Inc. Todd James and Karen Ann Russell Gregory Dixon Phillip Pagliari et al. and Nialyn Pagliari
5163 Cedar Hills Blvd. 913 Collinsburg Road 300 Lange St. 155-163 McKenery Drive 6237 Overlook Ln 1614 Rostraver Road Gardenia Drive 4071 SR 51 502 W Spring Grove Blvd. 1754 Rostraver Road 1158 Willowbrook Road 250-254 Chickee Ln 346 Finley Road 534 Gardenia Drive 468 Matty Drive 141-191 Morningstar Drive 234 Starlite Cir
$218,800. $280,000. $112,000. $190,000. $230,000. $146,000. $57,700. $63,600. $284,900. $361,000. $450,000. $5,000. $210,000. $57,700. $230,000. $55,000. $315,000.
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well as the equity built from prompt mortgage payments. For those interested in a coinvestment, Unison looks for partners who are generally good homeowners: They keep the home as their primary residence; stay current on payments for mortgages, property tax, and homeowners' insurance; keep the home well-maintained to retain and increase value; and keep Unison informed of issues, such as remodeling plans, emergencies or plans to sell the home. To find out how Unison can help you get the most out of homeownership, visit unison.com.
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(NAPSI)—People are increasingly concerned about dirt and germs these pandemic days, but many are neglecting an unseen area where airborne contaminants can lurk: the air ducts. Even in the cleanest house, the indoor air system can recirculate dust, dirt, and particles from renovation and remodeling projects.
Why It’s Important Your home’s heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system pulls air from your rooms; filters, heats or cools it; and sends it back out again. Unfortunately, the average home generates 40 pounds of dust a year, so the filters can’t get every speck. They get clogged and can send contaminants back into your home. This can lead not only to unhealthy air—a particular problem for children, seniors and those with respiratory or autoimmune conditions—but higher energy bills as well.
What To Do Fortunately, it can be easy to have clean ducts when you turn to a reputable, certified HVAC professional.
Where To Turn Making it simple to find one is NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association). Its members comply with a code of ethics and meet the organization’s high standards. For a list of certified, nearby professionals, visit www.nadca.com.
Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller
SOUTH PARK Jinesh Jain Anthony Passatore NVR Inc. Gary Opperman NVR Inc. Mero South Park Ventures LLC NVR Inc. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. David Bird NVR INC NVR INC NVR INC Mero South Park Ventures LLC HP Pennsylvania 1 LLC NVR Inc. Stephen Janosik NVR Inc. James Rockacy William Gieske Karen Marie Henninger Estate of Carl Hoge James Irwin Mero South Park Ventures LLC Jason Hopkins James Melnik Robert Shaw Mero South Park Ventures LLC
Durga Subedi and Mahendra Odari Abi and Indira Subedi Heather Gavlak Katelyn Gornick James and Ashley Alexander NVR INC Robert and Amy Smolinski Benjamin and Summer Humbert Matthew Kreush Chad and Michelle Ackerman Brian Scott and Erin Boyts Quinn Anthony Bracco Matthew Penz Betty Anne Nataro NVR INC Bradley Scott and Linda Jane Miller Eric and Faith Attanucci Sean Ronick Shane and Taylor Robertson Regeneration Properties LLC B & H Consulting LLC S&B Property Group LLC Donald Remlinger III and Karly Remlinger Daniel Martin and Stephanie Sarver NVR INC Jennifer and Sara Studer Rebecca Watts Thomas and Chelsea Francesconi NVR Inc.
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A Simple Guide For Planning A DIY Bathroom Project (BPT) - Spending more time at home has put increased focus on bathrooms for homeowners, which is why one of the top home improvement trends of 2021 is adding or updating these spaces. From the inspiration stage to layout planning and beyond, there are many important factors to keep in mind when planning for a successful DIY bathroom project. DIY expert Sammy Pampani shares simple guidance and easy advice.
Discover inspiration If you want an update but are undecided on the design, begin your search for inspiration online. For example, explore Pinterest and follow fellow DIYers, so you can create boards based on bathroom trends that interest you. Searching hashtags on other social media apps, like Instagram, will be helpful as well. Some example hashtags to search could be #diybathroom, #diyflooring and #bathroomremodel.
Research inexpensive alternatives Explore inexpensive solutions that are simple enough for a DIYer to install. For example, macerating systems are options in places with no below-floor drainage that's typically required in bathrooms and/or if drainage is far away or not close by. One of these smart solutions is Saniflo's Saniaccess 3, an above-floor plumbing system with the ability to not only discharge wastewater from a toilet, but also a variety of other sanitary fixtures, such as a sink, a bathtub or a shower. The simple installation process avoids breaking through walls or flooring, making it possible to add a bathroom nearly anywhere you'd like.
Know technical terms As you explore inexpensive DIY solutions for the bathroom, make sure to understand technical terminology. You don't need to be a plumbing or electrical expert to be successful, but
La awn Soldiers you want to be knowledgeable so you make the right choices and take the correct steps. What's more, having a basic knowledge of technical aspects will help you describe any issues accurately and get potential problems solved if you need to contact the company's help center or call in a pro.
Lay out your bathroom design Utilize basic tools to help plan the layout of your bathroom. For example, spreadsheets can provide a clear view of how designs will come together. Just because something looks good on paper does not necessarily mean it will be perfect in reality. It's important to be flexible. Having a layout to guide you will be essential to keeping track of what does and does not work.
Create a timeline How long would this project take a professional to do? Research the amount of time it would take a professional to complete your project online through online articles and videos. Then take this number and add about 2 additional weeks since you're going the DIY route. If you're trying to hit a specific deadline, make sure to give yourself some wiggle room to account for unexpected delays as well.
Save materials If you have a little extra material or a product that went untouched, save it. This could include flooring, tile, paint and more. These items can come in handy in the future if you need to make a repair or can be repurposed for another aspect of your bathroom remodel.
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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. RCA SOUND BAR - $50. 412-445-2701 PITCHER AND 6 GLASSES - $10. 412-445-2701 BREAD MAKER - $30. 412 445 2701 MILITARY UNIFORM - USAF, issued 1964. $125. 412-445-2701 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 SNOWPLOW – Fits old model John Deere, 245 Tractor. (discontinued). $500. 724-366-9524 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 ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE – Singer, very nice condition. $40. 724-684-5169
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ANTIQUE WASH BOWL - and Pitcher, $15. 412691-7082 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora. 4 lots, 1 vault, $500 each. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909 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 FISHING POLE – Loomis, one piece, 6-ft, graphite model GLX (expensive top quality). $500 new. Sell only $300. 724-366-9524 PITTSBURGH FIREHOUSE HISTORY BOOK – In photos from 1970. $20. 412-638-3351 BENCHTOP TABLE SAW – with extra blades. $45. 412-884-0886 SPRAY GUN, COMPRESSOR – and Airtank. $45 for all three pieces. 412-884-0886 VINTAGE FISHING LURES – Four(4). 2 mepps spinners and 2 spoons. $10 for all. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. WWII CIGARETTE CASE – German Trench art, Nurnberg 1944. $75. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. WESTINGHOUSE ITEMS – Circle W logo items. $20. 724-872-9216. Afternoons. OLD GLASS ROLLING PIN – that you put cold water in. Antique. $20. 724-258-3767 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 SEALED MINIATURE BOTTLES - Whiskey; Bourbon, etc. From 1970s. $2 each. 724-938-8482 TRANSISTOR/WALKIE TALKIES - (2) Vintage GE, General Electric, USED in original box. $100 Firm. Text 724961-8104
March 2021 TURKEY GUN – Benelli, Super Black Eagle, left hand model. New in case. Paid $2,000. Sell only $1,400. 724-366-9524 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
----------- 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. 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 WEEDEATER BRAND – Weed wacker, older working, or new one. Will purchase from you. Call 724-489-0139 OLD HOT WHEEL CARS - Redlines. 1968 to 1977. A few or your collection. Can meet. Also have PayPal. 724-984-9085 OLD INSULATORS - buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724.782.0539 SEARCHING FOR THE SONG- “Here in my heart” by Al Martino greatest hits. On CD or Cassette. 724-929-8759
----------- 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
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NOTICES SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details. KEEP MOVING AND LET'S DANCE FOR FUN AND FITNESS - (no judgement) Adult classes in Jazz and Tap at Miss Beverly's School of Dance Bethel Park. For further information call or text Joyce, 724-344-7910
------------ PETS-------Adopt a real friend, will make you smile, satisfaction guaranteed! Washington Area Humane Society. 724-222-7387 DOG SUPPLIES - dog crates, dog baby buggies, dog back packs and dog steps. Angels for Animals. 724-941-5737 BUNNIES FOR SALE - mixed colors, very cute! $15 each. Make great Easter presents! Handled every day by kids, very tame and sweet. Located near Hundred WV. 724-447-2726, leave msg. ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737.
------------ REAL ESTATE-------MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora. 4 lots, 1 vault, $500 each. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – 4 lots, Garden of the Cross. Value: $1,095 each. Sell: $350 each, OBO. 412-384-4374. 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 @ 800-4506631 or online at MACnetOnline.com
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* First Class Cleaning Services - Serving Allegheny and Washington County. Residential and Commercial. Talk with Tracy today 724-261-7378 KEEP MOVING AND LET'S DANCE FOR FUN AND FITNESS - (no judgement) Adult classes in Jazz and Tap at Miss Beverly's School of Dance Bethel Park. For further information call or text Joyce, 724-344-7910 GRASS CUTTING BY BOB – 724-348-6593 CAR INSURANCE - Shopping for car insurance? Call me first: Gene Svrcek at 724-379-5300.
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Schwartz Painting.com - Servicing Westmoreland and Allegheny County. Painting, Power Washing and Staining. Give Chad a call today. 412-443-0341 LAWN SERVICES - Call John (412) 515-5222 or Todd. (724) 797-6031. Mowing, mulching, trimming, seeding, yard cleanup, tree service, retaining walls...fully insured, discounts. CONCRETE WORK - Retaining walls, brick/block, all types of cement repair work, free estimate, reasonable (412) 8895035. KEEP IT SIMPLE HANDYMAN - Electric, and Plumbing. Reasonable Rates! Call today 412-253-5163. KeepItSimpleHandyman.com
Monthly Pizza Puzzler! Win a FREE Large 1 Topping Pizza from Finleyville Vocelli Pizza*! Two (2) lucky winners every month! Just fill in the correct answers to the questions below, and write your name, address and telephone number on the entry form. Then mail in your entry form to the Messenger. Each month we will draw two (2) local winners from all correct entries. Winners will receive a gift certificate good for one (1) FREE Large 1 Topping pizza from Vocelli Pizza. Remember to look for a new Monthly Pizza Puzzler every month, and send in your entry form! (*Good only at Finleyville location. One entry per household per month. Employees of the The Messenger; Haniford Enterprises LLC, or Vocelli Pizza are not eligible.)
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