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Rotary Club of Charleroi Inducts New Members Page 12

Vocelli Pizza Holds Grand Opening for New Cool Springs Location Page 20

Bethel Park Historical Society Bringing History Back to the Community Page 13

Clairton Officials Break Ground for Multi-Million Dollar Project

Gathered for the ground-breaking ceremony are Deputy Mayor Tony Kurta, DCED Ali Doyle, Councilman Richard Ford, Councilwoman Lee Lasich, Councilwoman Denise Johnson Clemmons, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Mayor Rich Lattanzi, DCED Dennis Davin, State Representative Austin Davis, Brewster Staff Alison Piccolini, MVI Laura Zinski, Lender Representative from PNC Bank.

Shown is a rendering of the multi-million dollar project, the Clairton Inn Development, coming soon to the Clairton community.

By Charlotte Hopkins

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald looks on as Clairton Mayor Rich Lattanzi and State Representative Austin Davis “shake hands” the safe way during a pandemic.

Government and local officials gathered together in downtown Clairton recently to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the 16.7 million dollar project titled the Clairton Inn Development. The structure, that will take shape in the heart of Clairton, will be comprised of 70,000-square-feet of residential and commercial development. Upon completion, it will include 49 units of quality, affordable housing, and several commercial units. The bottom floor will incorporate 10,000-squarefeet of commercial space that will be the site of four storefronts and a new home for the Clairton Library. During construction, the Clairton Inn will be preserved with a complete overhaul, and several of the surrounding older buildings will be demolished.

Mistick Construction of Pittsburgh will head the operation. Though they are working during a pandemic, which is creating a shortage of construction supplies, they are hoping to have the residents ready for occupancy by 2022. Clairton Mayor Rich Lattanzi stated how a lot of work went into making this endeavor a reality. “This is the first major development in our business district in 50 years. We are so proud and excited,” said Lattanzi. The Clairton Inn Development was made possible for the city of Clairton by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Authority, the Department of Community & Economic Development's Keystone Communities program, Allegheny County Economic Development, the City of Clairton, Mon Valley initiative, and the Economic Development South.







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CCAC To Hold Virtual Open House on Saturday, November 14 The Community College of Allegheny County will host a Virtual Open House on Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more about the CCAC enrollment process, academic program options, student engagement opportunities and more. Attendees will learn how students can save up to $63,000 by spending their first two years at CCAC. Participants will learn how to enroll in one of CCAC’s nearly 160 degree, certificate or diploma programs. Breakout sessions will be offered on the following topics: • Admissions • Athletics • CCAC Centers • Career Services • Counseling • Faculty Presentation • Financial Aid • Military & Veterans Services • Registration & Advising • Student Life • Student Success & Perkins Office • Supportive Services Attendees will also learn about: • Programs designed to facilitate easy transfer to four-year colleges & universities • In-demand careers that offer strong wages & career growth • Scholarships, grants & financial aid opportunities • Day, evening, weekend & online course offerings Register for the November 14 Open House. For more information, contact admissions@ccac.edu.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO DELIVER MEALS IN DONORA AND CARROLL TWP Do you have a few hours a week to spare for a worthwhile cause? The 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 three 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. Call 724-379-6446 or contact us at donorasr@sphs.org.



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OPERATION TROOP APPRECIATION JEWELRY SALE – Friday 1-7:00 p.m., Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., South Park Community Center, (located behind South Park Library) Across from Gils Restaurant, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA 15129. Generous friends of our military have donated wonderful jewelry. We advertise “gently used”, however we have also received brand new jewelry with tags still attached … great gifts! Included: Necklaces, Bracelets, Rings, Holiday Pieces, Religious, Watches, Scarf Pins and Scarves, Cuff Links, Tie Clips, Some Misc. Items. Nothing is more than $5. Fabulous “American Raffle” baskets. For more information about Operation Troop Appreciation (OTA), www.operationtroopappreciation.com CITY MISSION WAREHOUSE SALE – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 1000

Sheffield St, Washington, PA. All proceeds benefit City Mission’s life changing programs. The warehouse facility, serves as both a store distribution center for our seven thrift store locations AND a vocational training center offering work therapy programs for our residents to train for future employment. www.citymission.org

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE - 10-5 pm. Vintage to Vogue, 502 Valley Brook Rd McMurray, PA. Special gifts, great discounts, raffle items, boutique apparel, specialty ornaments and more! For more information, call 724-9414040.

NOVEMBER 7 STUFFED PORK CHOP DINNER – 4-7:00 p.m., Gary’s Chuck Wagon on Second Street in West Newton. Sponsored by West Newton Woman’s Club. Includes stuffed pork chop,

mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, rolls and butter, and chocolate or white cake. The ticket price is $15.00 per person. Dinners are available for takeout only! For further information, or to purchase a ticket please call 724-433-0730. Proceeds will benefit the Woman’s Club charities which include the West Newton Swimming Pool, WN Girl Scouts, WN Little House, and WN Tennis Courts. FOOD DRIVE – Monongahela. The Monongahela Donora Lions Club will host a food collection drive on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Monongahela Foodland. The Club will be collecting canned, and boxed food. Non-perishable food will not be accepted. The food drive will help the local communities. For more information please contact Catherine Waller at 724-825-1902.

SPAGHETTI DINNER - 3-6:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA. Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner, TAKE OUT ONLY with bread, salad & dressing, dessert, and beverage. Adults: $10 each – Children under 10: Free.

NOVEMBER 10 SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL - telephone conference call at 6:30 p.m., Instructions for joining the call will be sent out to the Friends members in the November agenda. Individuals not receiving the agenda may send a request for an emailed copy to info@montourtrail.org. The Friends are also planning one or more work parties in November to clear leaves from the trail and ditches. Individuals interested in volunteering may email info@montourtrail.org. General questions may be directed to the same address.

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November 2020 SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB – 7:30 p.m., Bethel Park municipal building, 5100 Library Avenue, Bethel Park, PA. (PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF MEETING LOCATION CHANGE) All members and the general public are invited. This months program will be on medals and tokens. A 50/50 will be offered and childrens prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.

NOVEMBER 10 & 24

CLOTHES 4-U – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Clothes 4U outreach ministry will be open to the public. Clothing donations are being accepted. You may drop them off during the scheduled times listed or call the office. Clothing must be clean and in good condition. If there is an urgent need before the scheduled time, call 724-929-4696 (Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).

NOVEMBER 11 VETERANS DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE – 12:00 p.m., Corigan Drive, South Park, Nursing War memorials. Held by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club. All military nurses will be remembered with a wreath placed at the nurses monuments. The program will include: Rev. Jon Brzek, retired USN Command Chaplain; Clarence Hopson, Deputy Director of Recreation for County Parks, bagpiper, Bradley Wilson, and club members The public is welcome. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. VETERAN’S DAY PRESENTATION – 7:00 p.m., via Zoom call. In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the ending of WWII. The presentation from McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center is about a story Bob MacPherson has been working on for six years, the Life story of Captain Cassin Young, USN, Medal of Honor Awardee. He was in exactly the right place at the right time during Pearl Harbor and was tragically lost less than a year later in one of the most infamous naval battles of the war. The whole story has never been told in writing before, and he plans to have it published by the end of this year. Register at the website www.mckeesportheritage.org

LOCAL NEWS VETERANS DAY FREE DINNER – 3:00- 8:00 p.m., Pittsburgh South Hills Elks, 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Honoring Veterans with proof of service a free dinner. For more info, 412-831-0616.


FLEA MARKET – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Church of the Atonement, 618 Washington Ave., Carnegie. Closed from Noon to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to reopening for the bag sale. There will be kitchen items, linens, clothing for the entire family including baby/toddlers, etc. Our boxed jewelry would make nice holiday gifts. Masks and distancing are required. Call Joyce at 412276-0366 or information. CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE - 10-5 pm. Vintage to Vogue, 502 Valley Brook Rd McMurray, PA. Special gifts, great discounts, raffle items, boutique apparel, specialty ornaments and more! For more information, call 724-9414040.


FREE TURKEY DINNER - 3-6:00 p.m., New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy, 411 4th Ave., New Eagle, PA invites the community to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Take-Out only. Stop in to order or call (724) 310-3533 to place your order. Menu includes: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and dessert. (Donations are appreciated.)

NOVEMBER 14 SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO NBV COMMUNITY BANK PARK – 6:00 p.m., NBV Community Bank Park. A bonfire is scheduled and Santa will arrive compliments of the NBV Vol Fire Department. “Safe” visit with Santa, social distancing. Held by the NBV Rec Commission. For more info, contact Lynn Sokol at 724-929-2749.


PORK TENDERLOIN DINNER – 11:30 a.m. until sold out, Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish, Drexel Hall Reception Center, Bentleyville. Sponsored by the Saint Katharine Drexel Fundraising Committee. Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Applesauce. Takeout orders 724209-1370, extension 424. Call ahead to order OR order and pickup curbside.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE – 12-4 pm. Vintage to Vogue, 502 Valley Brook Rd McMurray, PA. Special gifts, great discounts, raffle items, boutique apparel, specialty ornaments and more! For more information, call 724-9414040.

NOVEMBER 16 ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION – 7:30 p.m., 539 Cedar Creek Rd., Belle Vernon, PA. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership from both men and women. For more information call 724984-6611 or visit rostraversca.org




PIE SALE FUNDRAISER – orders picked up 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Gingerbread Bakery, 111 N. Second St., West Newton, PA. Proceeds West Newton Library. Pies by Gary Johnson's Gingerbread Bakery: Pumpkin, Apple, Sugar free apple, dutch apple, cherry, dutch cherry, peach, blueberry, coconut cream, chocolate cream, and lemon meringue. $12 each. Pumpkin Roll $10. Deadline to order, Nov 21. Order forms at Bakery, WN Library, or email westnewton@wlnonline.org and Facebook.

DECEMBER 6 NOVEMBER 17 SOUTH PARK WOMEN'S CLUB NOVEMBER MEETING – 7:00 p.m., South Park Township Community Center Building, located across from Bavarian Village. Guest speaker Park Ranger Elise Cupps, will present and take questions about the park. Women from surrounding communities are invited to attend and join at November's meeting.

ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION – 4:00 p.m., John DiVirgilio Sports Complex, 150 Recreation Drive, Rostraver Township. Drive-thru to see Santa, treat bag distribution, and Toys for Tots collection.



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Monessen ‘Mi-Fi’ Project to Benefit Students and Families The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/ Fayette, Inc. (PIC) and the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County responds to the ever changing needs of our community. The Foundation in collaboration with the Henry L. Hillman Foundation, has supported a new program that will provide Wi-Fi units distributed to students enrolled in the afterschool program at Monessen City School District. The ‘Mi-Fi’ or ‘Jet Pack’ devices will connect multiple devices allowing students, and family members, to participate in virtual learning activities. This project will help mitigate the ‘digital divide’ that has become more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/ Fayette, Inc. operates before, after school, and summer programs in Monessen City

Elementary and High School. The program is funded through the Nita M. Lowery, 21st CCLC grant, and is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The program provides students with academic enrichment opportunities. The foundation looked for existing programs that could connect communities in need with resources to build a better community now, and for the future. The Monessen City School District is located in Westmoreland County and is a Tile I school district. When examining the multiple barriers faced by these students, the importance of having equal access to educational and advancement opportunities becomes evident. The “Monessen Mi-Fi” project will assist Monessen families in accessing opportunities for learning and advancement by providing. The ‘Mi-Fi’ hot spot devices will be

active for an entire year through the summer of 2021, so that students can participate in PIC’s summer programming, should it be delivered again virtually. The Private Industry Council’s newly-name President and C.E.O., Shujuane Martin reflects, “Without accessibility and support through the PIC ‘Monessen Mi-Fi’ program, students could fall behind. Much research has been released on how the digital divide impacts American youth. The ‘Digital Divide’ and the ‘COVID Slide’ -which refers to a loss of learning time similar to the ‘Summer Learning Loss’ problem, affects student achievement and academic resiliency.” Not only will the individual students benefit from this important resource, but the entire household will be able to utilize the device. Up to ten devices (smartphones, laptops,

tablets) can be connected, meaning that the whole family will benefit. The device will be activated and a year’s subscription of service paid in advance through this grant’s funds. Households will be able to access services such as: district-provided curriculum, after school and summer S.T.E.M. lessons provided by PIC, job seeker services, higher education opportunities, medical ewellness appointments, counseling, and therapist virtual visits. Families who are looking for more information can visit the organization’s web site to register for the afterschool program at www.privateindustrycouncil.com A limited amount of devices are available. Fayette County and Head Start/Early Head Start of Beaver County. To learn more, please visit the website, www.privateindustrycouncil.com.

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AP Delsandro Veterans Memorial Committee Donates to Local Charities

Pictured (left to right): Tom Delsandro - (AP Delsandro Veterans Memorial Committee); Ron Janney (Donora Veterans Council); Flora Gibasiewicz (Donora Historical Society); Mark Pawelec (Donora Historical Society); Ron Delsandro (AP Delsandro Veterans Memorial Committee)

The AP Delsandro Veteran's Memorial Committee recently continued its 36th year of charitable giving by donating to two local organizations. This year’s recipients of checks in the amount of $350 were the Donora Veterans Council and the Donora Historical Society. In addition, the APD Committee is raising funds to rebuild the AP Delsandro Veterans Memorial located near 6th and Meldon Avenues in Donora. The Memorial contains plaques listing the names of Donora's military heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The original Memorial was demolished due to deterioration and rebuilding commenced the following year. Plans for the new facility will create an open and welcoming facility with sitting areas and landscape features. Recent progress toward the rebuilding includes the addition of a memorial family plaque which was made possible by the generous donation of a Donora native. Large, color murals will be installed in the very near future to depict patriotic themes from the previously mentioned conflicts. For additional information email tdelsandro@gmail.com.

‘Operation Christmas Child’ November 16-23 Crossroads Ministries Will Be Drop-off Site Crossroads Ministries again will serve as a local drop-off site for this year’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution project. Now in its 27th year, Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, has collected shoeboxes filled with gifts for children ranging in ages from 2 to 14. The shoeboxes are delivered to children in need in the United States and around the world. Crossroads Ministries is located at 81 Walter Long Drive, Finleyville. National Collection Week this year is Monday, Nov. 16, through Monday, Nov. 23. Curbside drop-off will be available. Collection hours at Crossroads are: • Monday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Friday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Saturday, Nov. 21, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Sunday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Monday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call 724-348-1620.






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Monongahela Woman’s Club and Monongahela Rotary Supports Monongahela Police Vest Fund

Pictured left to right: Monongahela Mayor, Greg Garry; Monongahela Woman's Club President, Rosemary Bucchianeri; Monongahela Police Chief, Kevin Harris; MWC Executive Board Officer, Debbie Lenzi; MCPD: Sgt. Ryan Lenzi; MWC Past President/MARC member, Nancy Eckert; MARC President, George Eckert.

The Monongahela Woman’s Club and the Monongahela Rotary have donated $500 each to the City of Monongahela’s Police Vest Fund. The fund drive is sponsored by the Monongahela Area Revitalization (MARC), who has set up a separate account to house these donations. “FBI statistics show that from 1987-2015, 92% of felonious deaths of law enforcement officers in the line of duty in the United States were due to firearms,” said Monongahela Police Chief, Kevin Harris. “However, the data from cases that show the officer was shot in the torso revealed that those who wore body armor were 76% less likely to be killed than those who did not.” Monongahela has a mandatory wear policy of a vest for their officers. As of November 1, 2020, out of the 22 certified police officers serving Monongahela, New Eagle, Finleyville, and Union Township, 15 officers do not have a bulletproof vest that is compliant with the National Institute of Justice standards. Certified vests run anywhere from $800 to $1,200 each and varia-

SOUTH PARK WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING NOVEMBER 16 South Park Women's Club (SPWC) will hold their next meeting on Monday, November 16 at 7 PM. This will be their last meeting for 2020, since they don't hold any in December. Meeting will be held at South Park Township Community Ctr. building, located across from Bavarian Village. Women from surrounding communities are invited to attend and join at November's meeting. Guest speaker will be Elise Cupps, a Park Ranger in our own county park. She'll be accompanied by another Ranger and will give a slide presentation on the many trails in our own neighborhood park. You'll be able to hear about their duties, as a Ranger, just what that means/covers. Cupps will also be able to answer questions at her presentation.

Pictured L-R: (Front Row) John Cattaneo, VP MARC; Mike Thompson, Sandy Davis, Rich Bucchianeri, Laura Usher, Sgt. Ryan Lenzi, and Dave Saverino. (Back Row) Marshall Marra, Tom Graney, Debbie Mangino, James Roberts, Gabe Paulick, Tony Bottino, and George Eckert,Pres. MARC

tions in price are due to the different threat levels (thickness) of the body armor. Monongahela Woman’s Club President, Rosemary Bucchianeri, presented the idea of a donation to the Vest Fund to her Executive Board after learning that any donation given would double as the MCPD received a matching federal grant of $6,569.71. In reality, the Woman’s Club donation means $1,000 for the Monongahela Police Department. “Monongahela Rotary Club’s support of this project is greatly appreciated,” stated Chief Harris. “Their contribution to the fund will help protect our officers, as have the other organizations and individuals donations.” MARC President, George Eckert stated that the Fund is more than half-way to its goal and any contribution is appreciated. MARC is a 501c(3) under the IRS Code and all donations are tax deductible. Support can be sent to: George Eckert, 102 Baywood Drive, Monongahela, PA 15063. Please make checks payable to MARC-Police Vest Fund.

South Hills Interfaith Movement Offers Guidance and Resources to the Community New COVID-19 Relief Effort Helps Address Income Loss, Emergency Expenses While the community still reels from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, many struggle with knowing where to turn. Fortunately, South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) has implemented a new effort to help connect people in financial hardship due to COVID-19 with the programs and services best suited to help. “The community is still suffering, and we’ve seen that one unexpected setback – a medical bill, a sudden cut in hours, a furnace malfunction – can make a bad situation even more devastating,” said James Guffey, SHIM’s Executive Director. “Here at SHIM, we’ve seen more people than ever struggling for the first time, unsure of which programs can help or how to apply. So we’ve developed a dedicated system to help people in our community navigate the complex network of aid available.” People facing hardship due to COVID-19 are encouraged to connect with SHIM to navigate and access programs available, especially as eligibility and application timelines vary. For this customized assistance, please contact SHIM at (412) 854-9120, option 7 or visit shimcares.org/covid-relief. In addition to the new COVID-19 relief effort, SHIM has reimagined its three SHIM food pantries to be socially distanced; they are located at Baldwin United Presbyterian Church, SHIM Center in Bethel Park and Whitehall Presbyterian Church. Learn more at shimcares.org. “We’ve been here in the South Hills – helping people however we can— for more than 50 years,” Guffey added. “But we’ve never faced anything like this before, so together we’re committed to doing what we can, living our motto, ‘neighbors helping neighbors.’”

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Blessing of The Animals Hosted by St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Canonsburg

The Rev. Cn. Cathy Brall blesses animals at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Canonsburg on Saturday, October 4.

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Canonsburg Held a ‘Blessing of the Animals’ service on Saturday, October 4, 2020. The parish hosted the service to give thanks for Creation and honoring the ministry of St. Francis of Assisi. Pets were blessed in the church garden, and there was also a drive-up and walk-up blessing at the front entrance. (PHOTOS CREDIT: MICHELLE LUCCARELLI)

The Rev. Cn. Cathy Brall and seminarian Maggie Parrott prepare for the Blessing of Animals.

The Rev. Cn. Cathy Brall offers a drive-thru blessing.

PETERS CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS The Peters Creek Historical Society will gather for a holiday evening of fellowship and food on Monday, November 23 at 6:00pm, Wrights United Methodist Church Hall, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. The public is invited to participate in the Memorial Flag Garden on the grounds of the historic Enoch Wright 813 Venetia Road, Venetia. For a donation of six dollars participants may have a flag with your name on it to honor Veterans Day 2020, Memorial Day 2021 and Fourth of July 2021. Visit the society's website: peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org for details to download and send the form to participate.



Washington City Mission ‘Calling All Angels’ Christmas is just around the corner, and the City Mission would like to brighten the lives of the men, women and children we serve with a few Christmas gifts this year. We hope you will join us by participating in our annual Angel Tree program, which also has a virtual option this year. Paper angels were distributed the second week in October, or you can distribute the links to the City Mission Angel Tree Amazon Wish Lists for adults and children: Adult Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3OX6HHA1U01LU Children Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3VAJKISN8QIA0/ref=cm_go_nav_hz New, unwrapped gifts may be delivered to City Mission at 84 West Wheeling St., Washington, PA December 7 to December 14. We are grateful for every gift of every size! Please consider participating this year! Contact Katie Mason at email kmason@citymission.org or phone: 724-222-8530 x283.


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Annual ‘Toast to Our Stars’ Event in North Charleroi The Toast To Our Stars Club, Inc. of North Charleroi hosted a socially distanced, outdoor student recognition event on Sunday, August 9 at the North Charleroi Recreation League Park. Founded in 1951 by a group of civic minded residents, the organization promotes and recognizes the participation, achievements and success of high school students from the community in academics, athletics and the arts. This event was in lieu of the organization’s 70th Annual Achievements Awards Banquet which was cancelled in April due to the Covid19 pandemic. Recognition gifts were given to all awardees in attendance and a picnic-style dinner was served to the awardees and their families. For the second year in a row, senior Emma Valla was recognized as the TTOS Outstanding Athlete. She was 4-year member of the Volleyball team and was selected to the AllSection Volleyball team the past two seasons. She was also a 3-year member of the Track and Field team. Emma Valla was also recognized as one of two Outstanding Scholars.

Emma Valla was recognized as the TTOS ‘Outstanding Athlete’ as well as an ‘Outstanding Scholar’ and received several educational awards.

Amanda Cooke was recognized as an ‘Outstanding Scholar’ and also received educational awards.

Her school activities include Student Council, Vice President of the STEM Club, Secretary of the Ski Club, Treasurer of the Executive Committee and she was also a student volunteer for Relay for Life, Bring Your Child to Work Day, Special Olympics, Camp Intervention and Middle School Volleyball. Emma is the daughter of Joe and Mary Valla and will attend Robert Morris University to study Nursing.

Tori Rocca received the TTOS Cliff Nickisher Memorial Award

Amanda Cooke was also recognized as an Outstanding Scholar. Her school activities include Charleroi High School Musical Student Director, Vice President of the Drama Club, Yearbook Staff, STEM Club and founder of the Creative Writing Club. She was also a Gold Key Winner and National Medal Winner at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Amanda is the daughter of Allen Cooke and will

attend the University of Pittsburgh to study Astronomy. The afternoon’s festivities concluded with the presentation of over $5,000 in educational financial awards to graduating seniors who will be furthering their education. The recipients were: Tori Rocca (Business Management - Indiana University of Pennsylvania) – TTOS Cliff Nickisher Memorial Award Amanda Cook (Astronomy University of Pittsburgh) - Dorothy & Emil Hyk Memorial Award and a one-time special award donated by last year’s banquet speaker, Belle Vernon, Penn State and NFL football standout Bill Contz. Emma Valla (Nursing – Robert Morris University) - TTOS Brad Pelzer Memorial Award, John Buberniak Memorial Award, Alfred “Aggie” Agamedi Memorial Award and the Richard “Frenchy” Pireaux Citizenship Award. For more information and history about the Toast To Our Stars, visit their Facebook page or their websitetoasttoourstars.org.

West Newton First Church of God Announces Cookie Walk Fundraiser and Donation Collection

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League Closing Day

The West Newton First Church of God has three mission projects for the month of November. We are collecting ‘Toys for Tots’, Kleenex and pump hand sanitizers for the teachers at West Newton Elementary School, and items that will be sent to Servicemen and Women along with letters to the military. Anyone wishing to participate can contact the church and make arrangements to drop off items. Toys for Tots (unwrapped toys) will be accepted until 11/29. Boxes of "good" Kleenex and pump hand sanitizer for the West Newton Elementary school will be accepted until 11/15. In December we will be holding our 2nd annual ‘Cookie Walk’ fundraiser. The event will take place on Saturday Dec. 12 from 11 am -1 pm. Masks and social distancing will be in place. Homemade cookies will be sold by the pound. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be monitored by only allowing a certain number of people in the Hall at the same time. Mark your calendars. We completely sold out last year. The West Newton First Church of God is located at 157 N. Second St. in West Newton. For questions or additional info, please call 724-872-7467.

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League recently held a ‘Closing Day’ Three Person Scramble. Winners from the event were Pat Lozano, Sarah Gossman and Pat Sheleheda. Coming in second were Jean Joseph, Carol Friend and Ginger Spang. Third place finishers were Judi Murray, Jan Baum and Rose Marie Zuro. A Luncheon Meeting and Awards Presentation followed golf. The officers elected for next year are Chairlady - Jean Joseph, Treasurer Patty Decima, Awards - Pat Sheleheda, Publicity - Rose Marie Zuro, Ringers - Jean Joseph, Guest Day - Ginger Spang, Rally Day - Carole Friend and Jean Joseph.

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SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL NEWS The November meeting of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail will be held by telephone conference call at 6:30 PM on November 10. Instructions for joining the call will be sent out to the Friends members in the November agenda. Individuals not receiving the agenda may send a request for an emailed copy to info@montourtrail.org. The South Hills Friends are The Montour Trail at Summit Drive. The responsible for maintenance Montour Trail recently opened 0.4 mile of of the Montour Trail between temporary trail between milepost 36 and Library and Clairton. The Wood Street, South Park Township, to Friends are looking for volunreduce the on-road route on Brownsville teers to perform self-directed Road from 0.7 to 0.3 miles. Completion of trail work including clearing the trail section will not take place until 2021, but the temporary trail is suitable leaves from the trail, string for bicycles and walkers. trimming of trail shoulders, removal of downed trees, ditch clearing and tree trimming. Volunteers will work alone or in small physically distanced groups, working within speaking distance. The Friends are also planning one or more work parties in November to clear leaves from the trail and ditches. Individuals interested in volunteering may email info@montourtrail.org. General questions may be directed to the same address. The Friends would like to thank the many generous trail users whose donations made the 2020 ‘Penny Day’ the most successful of the South Hills Friends 15-year history. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site www.montourtrail.org.

SPRN Club Will Hold Annual Veterans Day Memorial Service November 11 The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hold their annual Veterans Day Memorial Service on November 11 at 12 noon. The service is held at the South Park nursing war memorials on Corrigan Drive. All military nurses will be remembered with a wreath placed at the nurses monuments. The program will include: Rev. Jon Brzek, retired USN Command Chaplain; Clarence Hopson, Deputy Director of Recreation for County Parks, bagpiper, Bradley Wilson, and club members The public is welcome. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.






Celene's Angels' Holds Fundraiser in New Eagle

November 2020

Rotary Club of Charleroi Inducts New Members

Proceeds Help Cover Expenses for Breast Cancer Treatments

The Rotary Club of Charleroi recently inducted new members Corey Young and David Bassi. Both gentlemen are attorneys with Bassi, Vreeland and Associates. Past District Governor Steve Arnowitz performed the ceremony. Pictured (l-r) are Corey Young, Steve Arnowitz, and David Bassi.

Celene's Angels' a local 501C3 non-profit charity established in April, 2019 held their 2nd annual fundraiser "Calling All Angels" on September 27, 2020. With over 85 in attendance the fundraiser was held at Tubby Hall Riverfront Park in New Eagle, PA. Lou Lou's Steakhouse was onsite with a made to order delicious menu with food for purchase. More than 120 baskets were generously donated by family, friends and local businesses for the "Chinese Auction Basket Extravaganza" which raised almost $5,000. The funds will be used to help local men and women in the 724 or 412 area code who are currently undergoing breast cancer treatment including surgery, chemotherapy or radiation at the time of their application. Celene's Angels board members would like to thank all who participated, donated and helped make the fundraiser a success. Special thanks to the entire New Eagle Action Group, and UPMC. Donations are accepted year round as Breast Cancer is not limited to the month of October. Please visit www.celenesangels.org to donate or request an application for assistance.

FOOD DRIVE IN MONONGAHELA The Monongahela Donora Lions Club will host a food collection drive on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Monongahela Foodland. The Club will be collecting canned, and boxed food. Non-perishable food will not be accepted. The food drive will help the local communities. For more information please contact Catherine Waller at 724-825-1902.

Washington County Stands Out in Fourth Economy Community Index The Washington County Chamber of Commerce, the largest business association in Washington County and the second largest chamber of commerce in the Greater Pittsburgh Region, is proud to announce that Washington County recently ranked second among counties in the Greater Pittsburgh region and was overall above average compared to counties across the state and nation in the eighth annual Fourth Economy Community Index. Fourth Economy is a nationally recognized community and economic development consulting firm. The full results of the Community Index are available here: https://fourtheconomy.shinyapps.io/Community_Index/#section-dashboard. According to Fourth Economy, the Community Index began in 2012 as an effort to “document key indicators and predictors of community vibrancy and economic strength.” The model is updated annually to incorporate 20 different indicators, combined through a mathematical model, to produce an overall score. The Index looks at economic and community development areas like investment, talent, sustainability, place, and diversity, all areas crucial for successful communities and positive economic development. The results are published annually for all counties across the United States. “On behalf of the chamber and its over 1100 members, I am excited about Washington County’s showing in the 2020 Fourth Economy Community Index. We are always striving to be leaders in the region and these results affirm our commitment to those efforts. It also provides us with some aspirational goals to aim toward and insight on the areas to we need to improve to continue to grow Washington County.” stated Jeff Kotula, President of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Kotula continued, “This year has been difficult for both the businesses and residents of Washington County, but this kind of positive news demonstrates what we have known all along – Washington County has the right foundations in place to continue to recover from the COVID pandemic and come back stronger than before.”

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Bethel Park Historical Society Bringing History Back to the Community By Lois Thomson "It's a good story to tell," Bill Haberthur said. The "story" is about the Bethel Park Historical Society, and the reason it's good is because people like Haberthur – curator of the Historical Society and one of nine board members – are helping to make it so. The organization is housed on South Park Road in a former school building called The Schoolhouse Arts & History Center, home of the Bethel Park Historical Society. The building began as a high school in 1905, switched to a vocational school in 1917, then was a grade school until it closed in the 1960s. The school district sold it to the Society for $1; the downside was that it needed a lot of work. Since 2016, volunteers have been doing just that. Haberthur said the Society had four goals: (1) to save the building; (2) create a repository for the history of the community; (3) set up museums within the building; (4) establish a venue for corporate and private events. So far they are well on their way to accomplishing all of that. They are restoring the building to its original 1905 – 1917 floor plans, while updating it with modern conveniences and safety features. So far they have received three grants totaling $450,000, which have been used for a new roof and to install HVAC systems on the first and second floor. The building contains 107 windows, and Haberthur, a 1978 graduate of Bethel Park High School, challenged each class to donate a window for $500. The classes came through, and Haberthur said once the windows were installed, the building took on an air of legitimacy. "Now people who pass by are seeing life, rather than boarded-up windows." The members then worked to restore one room at a time, and Haberthur said when enough were finished, the facility started to open for events. One woman runs a dance studio where she teaches ballet and tap. Some are used for blood drives or art classes. A reception was held for local artists. "We want to serve the arts community, and we want to attract a younger crowd."

Some of the rooms are also being turned into museums – one for local veterans of all wars that contains such items as uniforms, guns, medals, and canteens. One focuses on miners, because coal mining was an important part of Bethel Park's history. Another is set up like a classroom with original desks, along with yearbooks from graduating classes dating back to 1932. "If a building has a soul, this one is so happy now," Haberthur said. It is, as he stated, a good story to tell.

Bill Haberthur stands among items displayed in the Historical Society's military museum room.

2020 Fall ‘Fleatique on the Mon’ By Jill Runfola Crowds of shoppers turned out on Sat., Oct. 3, from 8 am until 3 pm for the annual “Fall Fleatique on the Mon,” despite COVID-19 protocols. The exciting event is hosted by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce and is known as the largest street sale in Southwestern PA. Crafters, flea market vendors, and antique dealers sold their merchandise along a 3-mile stretch of Main St. in Monongahela and New Eagle.

Pictured L-R, Danielle Bartkus, from Monongahela, Cami Mekilo, age 3 ½, and her mom Brittany Mekilo, both from Camp Hill, were located at 608 Chess St. They traveled to the Fleatique to sell flea-market items, designer purses, and sunglasses.

These three friends from Bunola were shopping at the Fleatique. Left to right are: Haille Strotman, April Andrejdes, and Patty Smith.

The Santos family are L-R: William, Melissa, and Sophia. They were receiving interest at the event in Chess Park for their small, on-line craft business.

This group was on-hand during the street sale for prayer needs. With the First Baptist Church of Monongahela are L-R: Senior Pastor Mark Schollaert, Pastor Kevin McClellan, Nursery Teacher Brittany Critchfield, and Deacon Bill Morris.




Family Fun at the 2nd Annual Belle Vernon Starbucks Car Show

Starbucks Car Show Organizers, Jackie DeLeonibus (left), and Kayte Chermely (right).

John Roebuck of Perryopolis is beside his unique Chevy Corvette “Eagle” designed car.

By Jill Runfola Car enthusiasts enjoyed the 2nd Annual Belle Vernon Starbucks Car Show held in the Advance Auto Parts parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 am – 2 pm. Car registration was $10, and funds raised through the Bag Brigade will go to help fight youth hunger. About 10 awards were given to participants: including ‘Best of Show’, ‘Survivor’, ‘Most/Best Modified’, ‘Officer’s Choice’ and ‘Best Halloween’ theme. In addition to trophies, there was featured food, drinks, 50/50 Chinese Auction, and more. The two organizers of the event were Kayte Chermely, Starbucks

Founders of the Bag Brigade from Gospel Alliance Church, which feeds area youth are Kathy Kelly (left) with Ashlee Eisengart (right).

Jeff and Rebecca Ritenour of Charleroi with their 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon decorated in “Halloween theme” for judging.

Store Manager and Jackie DeLeonibus, Starbucks Shift Supervisor. DeLeonibus said, “We host this event and donate all of our proceeds to the Bag Brigade. They pack after school meals to students in the local school districts.” The Brigade was started five years ago by Kathy Kelly and Ashlee Eisengart when they saw a need at Marion Elementary School. They began with distributing 20 bags a week. Now they are providing 240 packed meals on a weekly basis to children in the district. They say that their church, Gospel Alliance in Rostraver Twp., and the community “stepped up tremendously” with donations.

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Local Fire and EMS Companies in Fayette and Washington Counties Receive COVID-19 Grants Fayette and Washington counties’ fire and EMS companies, represented by Rep. Bud Cook, each received 25 one-time state grants to assist with extra expenses resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency. A total of $50 million was made available through the Office of State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) to provide direct financial relief to first responders in Pennsylvania impacted by the pandemic. These funds are to be used to supplement operational expenses incurred by the lack of opportunities for fundraising and inability to create revenue due to compliance with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Fire and EMS services are critical to the health and safety of every community,” said Cook. “I’m thrilled these grants are being distributed to help our heroes. I hope it can help ease the financial burden they’ve faced this year.” The following fire and ambulance companies in 49th district submitted applications and received funding: • Bentleyville Volunteer Fire Department - $24,794. • Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department - $22,877. • Brownsville Ambulance Service Inc. - $15,048. • California Volunteer Fire Department - $23,425. • Charleroi Volunteer Fire Department - $24,384. • Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Company - $22,877. • Donora Fire Company - $23,014. • Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Company Inc. - $22,603. • Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Company - $23,973. • Fayette City Volunteer Fire Company - $22,877. • Fayette EMS - $15,048. • Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department - $23,094. • Grindstone Community Volunteer Fire Company - $22,603. • Lock No. Four Volunteer Fire Company - $24,520. • Marianna Volunteer Fire Company - $22,740. • New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department - $22,877. • Newell Volunteer Fire Company - $22,603. • Roscoe Volunteer Fire Company Inc.- $23,425. • Smock Volunteer Fire Department - $24,520. • Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department - $34,651. • Tri-Community Ambulance - $15,048. • Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department- $23,288. • Volunteer Fire Department of Carroll Township - $24,794. • Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company - $11,094. • West Brownsville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1- $22,603. Legislation creating the COVID-19 Crisis Fire and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program was passed unanimously by the General Assembly in May with funding support through the federal CARES Act. As stated in Act 26 of 2020, the money must be used for eligible expenses, including utilities, insurance, apparatus repairs, fuel, personal protective equipment, lost revenues due to pandemic restrictions, and the sanitizing of equipment and property.

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School News...School News Belle Vernon Teacher Hopes to Fund iPad Minis for Classroom Ashley Bergamasco’s kindergarten students love being able to apply their learning technologically. “We have lost all of our kindergarten iPads to accommodate students who did not have at home devices and now need to require students to bring devices from home,” said Bergamasco. “This is extremely risky with our youngest learners.” A ‘Donors Choose’ page has been set up for this Belle Vernon Area School District classroom. Bergamasco hopes to raise enough money for purchase 4 iPad mini for the class. “Any donation, large or small would be greatly appreciated, she said” “And please feel free to opt out of the 15% optional donation to donors choose in order for your donation to go straight to our project!” To learn about the project, visit www.donorschoose.org and search for their page “We Can With iPads!”

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Clairton High School’s 2020 Homecoming Queen Congratulations to Clairton High Schools 2020 Homecoming Queen Oni Estes-Washington. Oni is a member of the National Honor Society and Robotics Team. Clairton’s homecoming activities took place at halftime during the Clairton vs Imani Christian football game that Clairton won 64-0.

2020 Clairton High School Homecoming Queen Oni Estes-Washington



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YOUR HEALTH Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute and The Orthopedic Group Introduce ROSA® Knee System for Total Knee Replacement Total joint replacement is one of the most commonly performed, elective surgical procedures in the United States. It is also becoming an increasingly popular outpatient procedure at hospitals across the country, including at Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute. Together with MVH, the orthopedic surgeons with The Orthopedic Group are excited to offer Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA® Knee System, which brings together robotic technology with industry-leading knee implants to help surgeons personalize surgical procedures for their patients. ROSA Knee is a robotically-assisted surgical system designed to help perform total knee replacement surgery. It includes features to assist with bone resections and assessing the state of soft tissues in order to facilitate implant positioning intraoperatively. Data provided by ROSA Knee assists with complex decision-making and enables surgeons to use computer and software technology to control and move surgical instruments, allowing for greater precision and flexibility during procedures. “For everyone involved — surgeons, medical staff and, most importantly, patients — ROSA Knee has the potential to offer a number of key benefits and advantages,” said Allan H. Tissenbaum, M.D.,one of the orthopedic surgeons with The Orthopedic Group who uses the ROSA robot at MVH’s Orthopedic Institute. “We know the decision to have joint replacement surgery is often a difficult one for patients to make, and we believe these robotically assisted technologies have the potential to make it an easier one moving forward and improving long term results.” For more information on how patients can benefit from using ROSA Knee for total knee replacement, contact the Orthopedic Institute at 724-258-1218.

St. Clair Hospital Appoints Maxim D. Hammer, M.D., MBA as Chief of Neurology St. Clair Hospital has appointed noted neurologist Maxim D. Hammer, M.D., MBA, as its new Chief of Neurology. Dr. Hammer joins St. Clair from UPMC, where he held numerous titles, including Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurology; Clinical Director of Neurology; and Director of Stroke Services at UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he helped develop the Stroke Clinic. Dr. Hammer founded and directed the Neurosonology lab, which provides outpatient and inpatient services, using carotid duplex and transcranial ultrasonography. Dr. Maxim D. Hammer Dr. Hammer earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y., and completed his neurology residency at Cleveland Clinic, where he was elected chief resident. He also completed a Vascular Neurology Fellowship at UPMC. Dr. Hammer holds an executive healthcare master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business. He is an associate professor, Department of Neurology, at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hammer is board-certified in neurology, as well as in vascular neurology. Dr. Hammer practices with Southwestern PA Associates in Neurology, part of St. Clair Medical Services, and is seeing patients at St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center – Peters Township. To contact Dr. Hammer, please call 412.942.6300.

The new ROSA® Knee System was recently introduced at Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute.

MVH Continues Innovations Programming with Talk About Diabetes Monongahela Valley Hospital is continuing the Innovations in Medicine series. Endocrinologist Janelle Violago, M.D., will host a talk about diabetes on Wednesday, Nov.11, at 6 p.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Due to social distancing guidelines, seating is limited and masks are required. The program will also be Dr. Janelle Violago held virtually via Zoom. To register, visit the program registration page at monvalleyhospital.com or call 724-258-1333. The Innovations in Medicine series features physician guest speakers providing medical information to the community. The program is free to the public.

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SPORTS Donora Historical Society Has Numerous High School Football and Basketball Games Available on DVD Among the many items that the Donora Historical Society has in its collection are over 115 basketball and football games of Mon Valley area high school teams from 1955 to 1979. They are original 16mm films that are in the process of being converted to DVD. We launched a project in 2015 to start to transfer the films to DVD to not only get them in a usable format to be added to our artifact collection and our presentation offerings, but to get these games in the hands of the players that played in them some 35 to 65 years ago. Some games feature extensive footage of parent’s nights, football coaches, cheerleaders and bands. Most games cost $25/game plus S&H. For games that have yet to be converted, there is a cost to transfer to DVD that includes a copy charge. This charge can range from $40 to $70 depending on the game's length. If you are interested in a particular game that hasn't been converted, send us an email. As you can see below in our inventory list, all of the Mon Valley teams

are represented in most years. Some of the legendary Donora players include Larry Crawford, Malcolm Lomax, Bernie Galiffa, Ken Griffey, Art Coleman and Ulice Payne. Other notable players such as: Fred Cox (Monongahela); Gary Seykoski and John Radic (Ringgold); Larry Hughes and Ken Burkes (Rostraver); Gary Cramer and Gene Belczyk (Belle Vernon); Jeff Petrucci and George Carlock (Charleroi); Marvin Davis, Joe Zdravecky and Lance Wall (Monessen); Jim Brumfield (Elizabeth Forward) and Jack Ham from Johnstown’s for Bishop McCort to name just a few. Some teams have multiple games per season. The high school teams from the Mon Valley that have at least one game in a given season include: • Donora: 63-64, 64-65, 65-66, 6667, 67-68, 68-69 • Charleroi: 63-64, 65-66, 66-67, 67-68, 68-69, 69-70, 70-71 • Rostraver: 63-64, 64-6 • Belle Vernon: 65-66, 66-67, 6768, 68-69, 70-71

• Monongahela: 64-65, 65-66, 66-67, 67-68, 68-69 • Monessen: 63-64, 6465, 65-66, 66-67, 68-69, 69-70, 70-71 • Clairton: 63-64, 64-65, 65-66, 66-67, 67-68, 68-69, 69-70, 70-71 • Elizabeth Forward: 6364, 64-65, 65-66, 66-67, 67-68, 68-69, 69-70 • Brownsville: 63-64, 6566, 67-68, 69-70 • Mon Valley Catholic: 65-66, 78, 79 • Thomas Jefferson: 66-67, 67-68, 68-69, 69-70 • Ringgold: 69-70, 70-71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77 Please consult our website www.donorahistoricalsociety.org and select the “Game Films” tab for a complete inventory. Please email us at donorahistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message with any questions. All proceeds benefit the Donora Historical Society in completing this project.

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

Ringgold Cross Country Teams Have a Successful Season By Matthew Peaslee Five runners on the Ringgold High School Girls Cross Country team placed in the top 20 at the Washington Country Cross Country Meet on Oct. 20, held at Mingo Park. This placed the Rams at the top of the podium in the A-AA Division as county champions. Earlier in the season, the girls won their first five races and captured the sectional crown in late September. On Oct. 8, the girls came in a close second-place finish in the Big South

Conference Championship. The team's top runners are Charlee Leach, Andrea Kassa, Matigan Evans, Angelina Massey, Angelique Mariana, Annie Daerr and Kaitlyn Lusk. The Ringgold Boys Cross Country team has also had a successful campaign this fall. Lucas Pajak, Ben Daerr, Lorenzo Zeni, Nick Whaley and Molisse all earned All-Big South Conference honors. Pajak, a freshman, came in first place at the conference meet with a time of 16:05.30. The winning time broke a 28-year school record.

The Ringgold High School Girls Cross Country team

Freshman, Lucas Pajak broke a 28-year old school record


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Business & Merchant News MVH Medical Staff Elects New Officers On Sept. 21, Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Medical Staff elected new officers. The leaders include: President John A. Holets, M.D.; Vice President Ari E. Pressman, M.D.; and Secretary/Treasurer Arshad M. Bachelani, M.D.L. Douglas Pepper, M.D. is the immediate past president. For the past four years, Dr. Holets served as vice president. A Monongahela native, he is a family practice physician with an office on West Main Street in Monongahela. Dr. Holets was appointed to the Hospital’s medical staff in 1985. The Ringgold High School graduate earned a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in New Bruns-

wick, N.J. and a Master’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Holets received his Medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine in 1982. He completed his internship and residency in family practice at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Prior to his election as vice president of the Medical Staff, Dr. Pressman served as its secretary/treasurer. He is an orthopedic surgeon with The Orthopedic Group. The Group has offices in Charleroi, Mt. Lebanon, Rostraver Twp. and Uniontown. Dr. Pressman received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He

Dr. John A. Holets

Dr. Ari E. Pressman

completed subspecialty training in sports medicine, arthroscopy, revision joint replacement and the treatment of arthritis at the most advanced center in Canada. He holds fellowships in orthopedic surgery, joint reconstruction, the treatment of sports injuries and allograft transplantation from the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto. Dr. Pressman also holds a Master’s degree of Health Education. He is Board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Bachelani is one of the newest members of the Medical Staff leadership. He is a general and gastrointestinal surgeon with an office in the Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex in Rostraver Twp. Prior to joining the staff of Monongahela Valley Hospital, he was a Major in the U.S. Air Force. He served as a general attending surgeon at the David Grant

Dr. Arshad M. Bachelani

Medial Center at Travis Air Force Base and as an acute care/trauma surgeon with the Acute Care Surgery Medical Group in California. Dr. Bachelani received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force. He performed his general surgery residency at UPMC Mercy. Following his residency, Dr. Bachelani spent four years as a general surgeon in the Air Force. As a resident, he was deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr. Bachelani is currently enrolled in the Masters in Medical Management program at Carnegie Mellon University. He is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Bachelani also is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

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Latitude 48 Restaurant a 'Destination Place'

Brandon Skorvan, executive chef, and David Galiffa, garde manger, handle the kitchen responsibilities at Latitude 48, the newly opened restaurant in Finleyville.

By Lois Thomson If you're looking for a place to grab a quick bite then get home in time to watch the game, Latitude 48 is probably not your place. If, on the other hand, you're seeking a nice venue to spend an evening – a "destination place" – then Latitude 48, the new restaurant in Finleyville, may just be the spot to go. Located at 2103 Rankintown Road, Latitude 48 is so named by the five pilots who purchased the Peters Creek Pub in October 2019. Greg Terpin, one of the owners, said he and his friends used to frequent the for-

The newly remodeled dining room at Latitude 48 offers a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.

mer pub, and when the owner passed away and it was up for sale, they decided to buy it. The owners completely renovated the building and everything is new; and Brandon Skorvan, who was hired as executive chef, helped with the layout of the kitchen. Skorvan then brought in David Galiffa as garde manger, or pantry chef; and Renee Allen as front of house manager. Galiffa said Skorvan "recognized me for my artistic plating of food, and I was honored to come to such an elegant place." All three had extensive experience, and with everything in place, the restaurant was ready to

Latitude 48 is located at 2103 Rankintown Road in Finleyville – at the former Peters Creek Pub location.

open for business in August. Latitude 48 is designed to be a European-style restaurant – one not looking for a quick turnaround, but rather one where patrons can enjoy a relaxing dinner and spend two or three hours. Having traveled all over the world, the owners are focusing on an international-style menu that will change on a regular basis. "We didn't want it to be a typical American Italian restaurant," Terpin said. Skorvan also noted that clientele "can enjoy a nice rural ride, in a pristine setting, with the same fine dining, rather than combatting city traffic." Despite the number of restaurants

One of the delicious menu items at Latitude 48.

that have recently closed – either temporarily or permanently – because of the Covid virus, Terpin said it was the perfect time to open. "It gave us the ability to move into it slowly, with the limited seating, rather than trying to serve a huge crowd. It was really a blessing, it gave us an opportunity to polish our skills." As a result, Galiffa said business is growing, and Skorvan said the restaurant has already had repeat customers. Latitude 48 is open Tuesday through Saturday at 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended, with the last one taken at 8:30. The dress code is business casual.

Boarding Ticket on the Blue Line Express for the Holidays Let’s bring the business to the Holiday Corridor of good deals at www.southhillsdeals.com. If you want to keep the shopping Local and brighten up the holidays, join the Bethel Park Chamber in supporting and promoting our businesses. The Blue Line Express SHOP LOCAL program is to help our businesses show your wares to community shoppers who are looking forward to happier, healthier days. The advertising costs have been kept to a bare minimum to help businesses with their marketing expense, as well as, offer our community access to a “DEAL SITE” to browse to SHOP LOCAL. Businesses can advertise for full packages (go to www.bpchamber.org) to see what the $175-$500 package covers. Businesses can be on the “DEAL SITE” (www.southhillsdeals.com for just $45. Direct Mailings to over 1,000 addresses are available for $75 and go out every other week. Submit your ads by Friday and mailings are done the following Friday. If interested: email chruhl@verizon.net or call 412-719-6761 or 412-5238019.

Veteran’s Lunch at the Bethel Park Legion The Bethel Park Chamber is sponsoring a lunch at the American Legion Post 760 located at 2417 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park on November 6, 2020 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Lunch is free to all veterans and guests are $20. If interested in attending, please call 412-595-8361or email admin@bpchamber.org. Guests can register on the Bethel Park Chamber website www.bpchamber.org.

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Vocelli Pizza Holds Grand Opening for New Cool Springs Location

By Matthew Peaslee Hundreds of pizza-hungry patrons showed up to Cool Springs in Bethel Park on Oct. 14 for the Grand Opening Celebration of a new Vocelli Pizza location. The first 100, socially-distanced carryout customers received a free large pepperoni or cheese pizza! Others who came to the event received special deals on future purchases and an opportunity to spin a prize wheel. Devoted workers prepared the pizzas in the store and passed out free samples to those waiting in line. More than a dozen new workers were hired for this Vocelli location.

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce ‘BUSINESS OF THE MONTH” - Telegraphis Landscape LLC Telegraphis Landscape LLC, was the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce October Business of the Month. Telegraphis Landscape LLC started in 1992 and has always taken pride in the quality work they perform. They provide landscape design/build services and offer flexible hours to accommodate their customer’s needs. They also can deliver any landscape materials needed for your home project. Telegraphis Landscape LLC is proud to represent the Monongahela Valley and support it in any way they can! They are located at 1616 4th street in Monongahela and their phone number is 724-2585125.

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Local People News Sillaman Twins Turn 75 A surprise party was held recently for Gary Sillaman and his twin brother Greig Sillaman who celebrated their birthdate of September 24, 1945. The twin brothers were born to Gale and Betty Sillaman of Liberty Boro, PA. Their brother, Brian also attended the celebration. As well as Gary's daughter, Lorraine Mason, step daughter, Lorraine Kuzma and Greig’s children, Janine Zegler and son, Jason Sillaman.


Diabbetes Wednesda e ay, Nov. 11 6 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital Anthony M. M Lombardi Education Con nference Center Free progr o am am and parking. Due to social distanccing, seating is limited and masks are requir e ed. Progr o aam is availab ble online via Zoom.

To register, call 724-258-1333 or visit monvallleyhospital.com.

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Monongahela Boy Scout Achieves Eagle Scout Rank Michael William Falappi, 18, of Boy Scout Troop 1448 of Monongahela, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest attainable rank in scouting. Michael passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on March 1 2020. The son of William (Mick) and Cheryl Falappi, Michael has been involved in scouting for 8 years. Since joining Troop 1448, he has earned all 21 merit badges required for Eagle, as well as 13 additional merit badges. He has served as both Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Michael William Falappi Leader. In 2017, he was nominated and selected by his fellow scouts into the Order of the Arrow, and became a Brotherhood Member in 2018. Also in 2018, Michael earned the NRA/BSA Weekly Rifle Champion Award at Heritage Reservation. He earned this award by obtaining the highest score in marksmanship out of over 300 contenders. Michael is a Graduate of Ringgold High School. Michael enjoys music, and plays multiple instruments. At Ringgold, he was a member of Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Musical Pit Orchestra, and Ringgold Indoor Percussion. Michael is a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church. This summer, Michael was employed as a retail associate/laborer at Rabe’s Trading Post and Guns in Monongahela, and will be attending West Virginia University, where he will study Music Industry. For his Eagle Scout Project, Michael organized the restoration of the Monongahela Station Gazebo, owned by the Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation, located between the Monongahela High Rise and Monongahela McDonald’s. The project totaled 221 hours of combined planning and labor. A court of honor ceremony took place outdoors on August 9 2020 at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish (Donora Site). Michael thanked his friends, family and the members of troop 1448 for helping him not only with his project, but for all that they have done throughout his many successful years in scouting.

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Recent Local Death Notices AYERS, Doris Jeanne (KOONTZ), 87, of Jefferson Hills, died October 4. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. BAIRD, Lillian Veronica (SNOVAK), 90, of West Mifflin, died October 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BECKINGER-WILLIAMS, David A., 51, of Loyalhanna (formerly of Monongahela), died September 20. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BREWER, Lorraine A., “Bunny”, 83, of Finleyville, died October 3. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. BUECHEL, Cyril Norman, 88, of Jefferson Hills, died September 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CAIN, Leroy E., 81, of Clairton, died September 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CIFRULAK, Mark Andrew, 64, of Jefferson Hills, died October 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. COLLIGAN, Patricia Ann (LEAHY), 86, of Bethel Park, died September 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. COWAN, Jason Eugene, 41, of Whitehall, died September 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DANKO, Lillian Ann, 92, of Whitehall, died October 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DiNOFRIO, James L. Sr., 82, of West Mifflin, died September 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ERCEGOVICH, Mary Diane, 78, of Charleroi, died October 11. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. FARNER, Eleanor J., 86, of Mapleview, died Sept 28. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan

Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. FERRELLI, Joseph E., 96, of South Park, died September 17. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. FITZGIBBON, John F., 102, of Bethel Park, died October 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GAZI, Stephen C., 44, of Roscoe, died September 18. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. GIBSON, Wilma Anne, 85, Coal Center, died September 30. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. HARTMAN, Karen G., 71, of North Charleroi, died September 19. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. HURST, James “CJ”, 61, of Ruffsdale (formerly of Monongahela), died September 28. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. JOYCE, Anne Marie, 84, of Pleasant Hills, died October 11. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. KAWALKIN, Mary C., 94, formerly of Bethel Park, died October 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KELLY, Kenneth R., 61, of Baldwin, died October 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KENNEDY, Richard A., 74, of Monongahela (Carroll Township), died September 17. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. KING, Chad Ethan, 43, of Baldwin Borough, died September 30. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. KIRILLOFF, Patricia (PANASUK), 77, of Whitehall, died September 28. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. KNOBLOCH, John “Jack”, 66, of

Pleasant Hills, died September 20. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. KRUPITZER, William H., 81, of Brentwood, died October 6. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MARCASE, Betty Jane, 78, of the Floreffe section of Jefferson Hills, died October 8. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. MELOY, Dorothy Jean (BARATI), 85, of Jefferson Borough, died October 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MILLER, Sandra S., 77, of Bethel Park, died September 22. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. MYERS, Clyde W., 74, of North Charleroi, died October 10. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. PATTERSON, Pearl Ellen (THOMPSON), 89, of West Mifflin, died October 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PHILLIPS, William Wade “Bill”, 53, of Monongahela, died September 29. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. PILEGGI, John F., 62, of White Oak (formerly of Monongahela), died September 25. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. POLASKI, Judy A. (TRUNZO), 83, of Monongahela, died October 13. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. PRONOBIS, John Michael, 68, of Pleasant Hills, died September 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RANDOLPH, Susan (LANE), 74, formerly of Clairton, died September 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RANSOM, Rosemarie Frances, 82, of Eighty-four (formerly of McMurray), died September 29. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in

Pleasant Hills. SANDS, Terry, 73, of Elizabeth Township, died October 7. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. SEMKO, George III, 71, of South Park, died October 4. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township SHELAPINSKY, Marjorie A., (DeMAY), 90, formerly of Charleroi, died September 15. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SLADE, Geraldine “Jerri” Ann, 76, of Bethel Park, died October 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STEIN, Frank N., 48, of Allenport, died October 2. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. SUSS, Christopher Kenneth, 37, of Elizabeth, died September 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TIERNAN, Lois, 84, of Roscoe, died September 24. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. TOMACESKI, John W., 97, of Charleroi, died October 11. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. VANDERNITTE, Jodele, “Jodi”, 65, of Charleroi, died September 28. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. WIECZENSKI, Phyllis “Sue”, 71, of South Park, died September 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WRZESINSKI, Natalie Nicole, 28, of South Park, died September 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. YOUNG, Robert W. “Bob”, 63, of Finleyville, died September 18. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. ZIPPAY, Donald M., 70, of Charleroi, died October 7. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi.


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller



BETHEL PARK Jeffrey Demarco Christopher Teagardner Caryn Devett James Dugan Lindsay Bench Christopher Hawn Estate of Regina Verna Estate of William Brown Federal National Mortgage Assn. Doris McNary Brian Glaser Benjamin Lindsey Lexicon Government Services LLC Jeffrey Wahal Emily Yonish Kristen Kelly Valentine James Marshall Casey Demonia Jordan Adkins Michael Burkhart John Pennick Estate of Barbara Wilson Joan Greenaway Demetrius Yandrich Kenneth Sharo Anthony Betz III Timothy Laick Nancy Zader Dennis Coyne Louis Petrosi trustee Jacob Genes David Schweizer trustee Modern Edge Ventures LLC Tanner O'Brien Susan L Headrick Rebholz Kendall Harris

Robert Raeder and Caryn Devett Peng Zheng Patrick and Angela Walter Jade Lundy Timothy Lewis and Janelle Leigh Cox Kevin Krieger Ziad Fawaz Jessica Lowry HTS Hous LLC Charles Gordon Mark Lutz and Gregory Reynolds Lexicon Government Services LLC Ted and Merrie D Cousins Hunter Zachary Williams and Janelle Schmidt Joshua Scott Robert Senge Nicholas and Emily Sarneso Michael and Kelsey O'Leary Michael Dustin Adkins Robert and Michele Young Joseph Richards Sahar Omidi Anthony and Emily Sharro Damanta Gautam Amer Kahwash and Jaqueline O'Toole Ryan and Meggie Whitfield Geoff and Caitlin Attinger Candice Schafer Jennifer Hauser Scott and Samantha McClelland Daniel Simpson and Katie Anne Seech Steven Anthony and Shannon Impell Adam Rousseau and Kailee Topka Michael and Sheryl Mihalko Pittsburgh As Is Jennifer Lynn Hopwood

2730 Bethel Crest Drive 162 Drake Road 210 Drake Road 841 Hershire Drive 336 Middlegate Drive 193 Old Village Lane 2473 Summit St. 3235 Sylvan Road 2814 Walnut St. 3235 Apache Road 405 Berrington Ct 6095 Boxer Drive 6095 Boxer Drive 1030 Brookfield Drive 1001 Fairview Drive 708 Galway Drive 150 Grand Ridge Road 1207 Highfield Road 6314 Irishtown Road 1085 Logan Road 2809 Oak St. 139 Old Village Ln 4786 Robert Drive 607 Rolling Green Drive 1005 Surrey Woods Drive 5996 Wallace Ave. 2765 Bertha St. 363 Broughton Road 330 Church Road 953 Copsewood Drive 964 Copsewood Drive 3103 Eastview Road 5667 Janet Drive 721 Rolling Green Drive 3312 Thornwood Drive 3350 Appel Road

Price $355,005. $178,000. $260,000. $279,900. $255,000. $169,300. $190,000. $104,500. $85,000. $145,000. $210,000. $345,000. $345,000. $435,000. $209,000. $248,500. $487,000. $226,000. $140,000. $162,000. $125,660. $170,000. $263,000. $305,000. $195,000. $289,900. $244,900. $129,900. $120,000. $299,900. $233,000. $227,000. $270,000. $254,900. $126,000. $250,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller



Nickolas Charles Kotow Raymond Weber Kimberly Walsh Michael Ruzicka Home Finders Inc. Brent Yates Jarred Detweiler Timothy James Davis CDH Homemaker

Brien and Trista Boyes Matthew Alexander and Alexandra Keller Corey Joseph and Megan Leigh McWilliams William and Laura Hays Torre Carr and Jessica Ganser Jeffrey and Amanda Zeiler Michael Dunlap and Samara Ann Silverstein Jessica Lynn Wielock James Scanlon and Nichole Jaras

6390 Churchill Road 3390 Crestview Drive 5828 Glen Hill Drive 1529 Holly Hill Drive 212 Logan Road 1206 McKnight Drive 23 Old Ox Road 5618 Sandra Drive 5322 Studabaker St.

$205,800. $215,000. $274,700. $266,000. $214,000. $292,500. $225,900. $240,000. $200,000.

BRENTWOOD Jennifer Mullin Jesse DiRenna Robert Suski Courtney Jones Patrick James Kelly Florence Dimperio Christy Lee Huebner Zaparoni Peter Allen Bernarding Clean Green Real Estate LLC Estate of Eileen Biber Estate of Phyllis Schwartz Ronald Biernacki

Matthew Papinchak and McKenzie Plovock Bryan Reeves and Sarah Kolar Stephen Kovatch and Katelyn Vigna Tiffany Huntley George Phillipi and Marissa Ament Sada Moran Kaylee Zaparoni Som Rai Shawn Salisbury Jr. CVP South L.P. Barr Property Development Inc. Kevin Kendall

112 Bauman Ave. 356 Bracken Ave. 114 Catskill Ave. 4101 Dalewood St. 3207 Kestner Ave. 351 Marylea Ave. 102 Sceneridge Ave. 4334 Brownsville Road 2922 Clermont Ave. 3841-3843 Delco Road 14 E Bellecrest Ave. 266 Laveton St.

$180,000. $174,900. $155,000. $185,000. $145,000. $150,000. $115,000. $284,900. $145,000. $60,000. $12,500. $123,500.

CARROLL TOWNSHIP Edward Haywood Dennis Borodaty Merico Lignelli Jr. Charles Reinsel Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Jeffrey Perez Kenneth Meador Fred Ramsden Skyler Fransko Lonnie Nicholls

Jeffrey Toth and Haley Bobnar Itama Development Associates L.P. Holly Jean Suppo Ashley Anderson Robert Delansky Nicholas and Christina Cichon Matthew Melvin John Simpson Jonas Nicolas and Beseleine Desir Ringgold Mobile Home & RV Park LLC

58 Orchard Ave. Route 837 1511 Fourth St. 136 Greenridge Drive Taylor Run Road 1321 Country Club Road 1411 Bentleyville Road 216 Diane Drive 108 Route 837 141 Wisebecker Ln

$129,724. $40,000. $142,000. $170,000. $1,680. $169,000. $3,200. $215,000. $220,000. $275,000.

CHARLEROI Landman Industries LLC Danielle Spano

Landman Holdings Co. DeShawn Holmes

Edward Antonino Robert Murphy Robert Beckinger Tri County Real Estate LLC Edward Dzurko Meredith Terek Timothy Macknair


212 Luella Ave. $10,000. 919 Oakland Ave. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $41,050). Doug Smith and Jacqueline Davis 315 Shady Ave. $14,200. Garswa Duncan II and Amanda Barclay Duncan 513 Washington Ave. $4,000. Brian Scott and Crystal Hudson 403 Shady Ave. $5,000. Chester Stoney III 730 Fallowfield Ave. $19,900. Chad and Loren Carroto 822 Shady Ave. $23,000. Judith Medina 704 First St. $65,724. Shambreia Pritchett and Linda Drdul 728 Lookout Ave. $14,000.


Home Cleaning: Tips For Tackling Your Mess Nemesis (Continued from page 26 )

task, according to a new survey from the makers of the home cleaning brand CLRÂŽ (pronounced "CLeaR"). When asked to liken their least-favorite cleaning task to a person, 33% of Americans said it's like a scam caller. When asked to choose between activities, almost half (43%) would rather go to the dentist than handle their least-favorite cleaning task. Cleaning during quarantine Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the extra time people are spending at home, messes are more frequent and can quickly become bothersome. The frequency of cleaning has increased for most Americans over the past several months, but Americans are, understandably, split on their level of cleaning productivity during this time: 53% have tackled a cleaning task they've been avoiding for years during the pandemic and 42% have avoided at least one cleaning task during the pandemic. Tips for conquering a mess nemesis Whether it's soap scum, mildew, rust, stinks, stains or spills, it's time to show your mess nemesis you mean business. Follow these tips to get the job done right: SET A DATE: It's easy to keep avoiding tasks you loathe, so set a time for when you plan to focus on cleaning and be specific. For example, 10 (Continued on page 28)


Home Cleaning Tips (Continued from page 27 )

a.m. Saturday you're finally giving the boot to that lime and calcium buildup on the shower door. Put on some cleaning clothes, play some motivational music and focus on getting the job done once and for all. STOCK AMPLE SUPPLIES: Stock necessities such as sponges, scrubbers and rags before diving into any cleaning mission. Having the right supplies for the specific job makes tasks simpler. Use proper cleaning formulations for your task, such as the CLR line that has products designed to get rid of the grime in virtually every area of the home, from the kitchen and bathroom to the patio, garage and beyond. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AND USE SAFER PRODUCTS: Always follow the directions on any product to ensure you get the results you want without making the mess worse or damaging the items. What's more, use products that clean effectively without unnecessary use of harsh chemicals. Many of the CLR products are approved by the EPA Safer Choice Program, meaning they're recognized as a safer alternative to traditional cleaning options that rely on the use of harsh chemicals to be effective, such as bleach. Look for the EPA Safer Choice label on the front of the product. RALLY THE TROOPS: Whether it's a big mess that requires multiple sets of hands or a tough mess that requires a few people strategizing, help can make a big difference. Even if you need to focus on the mess

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




FINLEYVILLE Tyran Baltimoe

Michael and Latoya Bundy

3632 Washington Ave.

JEFFERSON HILLS Nicole Sambolt Estate of Michael Buckiso Brian Grese Estate of Dorothy Matthews Helen Gleason trustee Frances Richard Domenic Presto Ruth Ladley Nicole Kuftic Steven Richard Jonathan Stewart Danelle Yerkey Eaarnest Thieshen Saunders Painting & Contracting LLC

$16,100 by sheriff's deed.

Lynne Robin Reed Helen Gleason trustee Jack Throm III and Katy Jo Porter Mill Stone Development LLC Michael Coll Netra Prasad and Kamala Dahal Acharya Christopher and Kate Weibl Lucas Nix Slopes Holdings LLC Sean and Janice McCartan Jeanne Holl Gertrude Njobvu Sean Thieshen and Olivia Samarco Paul Capar

130 Chapelridge Drive 515 Gill Hall Road 412 Payne Hill Road 53 Gill Hall Road 127 Gillcrest Drive 421 Old Clairton Road 477 Pearson Road 112 Roberts Drive 113 Walters Ln Council Pl 4022 Maryland Ave. 334 New World Drive 215 Shellbark St. 1580 Worthington Ave.

$219,900. $230,000. $199,450. $34,000. $690,000. $379,900. $367,500. $71,200. $7,100. $90,000. $165,000. $69,000. $130,000. $163,000.


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Pauline DiSora Wells Fargo Bank NA trustee Juraj George Stasko George Johnson Jr. Helen Lignelli Shahab Shawn Heikhzadeh Rubin Biziaev Estate of Nancy Comadena

Brandon Hickle and Abigail Stark MSIV LLC Primetime Property LLC Stephanie Guzik Thomas Leach Allison Radic Courtney Bogadi Juraj and Martina Stasko

1209 Corrin Ave. 706 Sheridan St. 211 Second St. 312 Anton St. 704 Maple Drive 425 Westminster St. 222 Gee St. 1022 Stanton St.

$37,500. by sheriff's deed. $19,821. $10,000. $82,000. $45,000. $180,021. $97,000. $100,000. $50,000.

NEW EAGLE Albert Primorich Jr. Joseph Popovich and Joanna Burksaze Estate of Mary Elizabeth Dombrowsky Jason and Jody Tyson Ann Todora Brittany Rice Jason Mozingo Joshua Davis HSBC Bank USA NA trustee Gerald Moore Improper Properties LLC Michael James Sutton and Deborah Quinlan Papafish Inc. Michael and Tanya Chaney Karen Zelinsky Robison Kaylee Anne Nugent / Krystal Nicole Caldwell Karl Miller Charles Nolan Simpson III and Johna Simpson

127 Third Ave. 436 Third Ave. 334 Madison Ave. 164 Main St. 405 Monroe St. 182 Morton St. 822 Maple Ave. 317 Spruce Aly 114 Union St.

$115,000. $97,000. $46,000. $47,000. $56,500. $25,000. $15,000. $127,500. $33,500.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Lisa Forsyth Anthony Durso Jr. trustee Donald Vey Stephanie Goloway Station Park Properties LLC

119 Anderson Sta 102 Bayberry Ct 279 E McMurray Road 201 Grandview Drive 211 Maid Marion Ln

$245,000. $256,500. $275,000. $210,000. $660,000.

Daniel and Cheyl Mack Tri L Property LLC Thomas Ulrey and Kathryn Lombardi Anthony DeMaio Michael and Colleen Brennan

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


Crossings Development LLC Diana Whaley Edward Lybarger Jeffrey Hindmarch Modern Edge Ventures LLC Ilya Gorokhovskiy George Rager Matthew Bishop Alexandra Schultz Paul Leonard Justabout Development LLC Martha Hannah Patricia Mansfield Mark Piedmonte Bryan McCall Lowell Rein Wilhelmine Kampf Richard Scharf Aneil Balkaran Champion Capital L.P. Benjamin Karlberg Donald LaFerriere Estate of Marie Pace Charles Donald Mark Martens Ryan McNamara Timothy Knavish Robert Milley Mark Raymond

Holly Levy David and Tricia Griffin Jesse Buchanan Nicholas and Jenna Renee Rossi Brandon Michael and Jacquelyn Marshall Oceana Development LLC Andrew and Amanda Albright Nathaniel and Victoria Lojek Michael Gallagher and Caitlyn Gompers Nicholas and Lindsay O'Brien Matthew Peresie and Lauren Nagy Ronald Sopko III and Brook Sopko James and Maureen Ginsburg Daniel and Megan Sloan Tyler and Christina Marie Bordick Matthew and Amy Smith Eric and Jennifr Irwin Shane and Kylie Pruitt Bryan and Meredith Rae McCall Daniel Hartman Dean and Elizabeth Molinaro Shawn Long and Nayli Russo Modern Edge Ventures LLC Colleen Patricia Lindow David and Tara Aims Michael and Olivia Ane Del Re Logan and Chelsae Lamping trustee Robert DiMaggio and Amelia Fatigati Max Bauer and Breanna Raymond

271 Art Land LLC Jeffrey Hankin Karl Mocharko Jeffrey Louis Tollett Abraham Hernandez Shaun Lacey Rudolph Hudale David Ploskina Estate of Sandra Hanks Casey Phillips Hyung Suk Kim Crossings Development LLC Sridevi Vemulapalli Theodore Taylor III James Ginsburg Joanne B Schultz Ferguson Guenther Wollenweber



313 Maid Marion Ln $519,571. 110 McIntosh Drive $450,000. 101 Oakwood Road $399,000. 204 Overlook Drive $310,000. 117 Sheffield Ln $425,000. Sienna Trl $32,500. 113 Spring St. $270,000. 308 Buffalo Ridge Road $420,000. 187 E Highland Drive $319,600. 117 Fox Creek Road $412,000. 491 Harvest View Drive $702,014. 164 Lindenvale Drive $295,000. 332 Oak Ridge Drive $775,000. 115 Scarborough Ln $490,000. 631 Scenic Ridge Drive $389,500. 120 Sheffield Ln $345,000. 211 Skyview Drive $213,000. 306 Thompsonville Road $365,000. 112 Whispering Heights Ln $620,000. 269 Bower Hill Road $211,000. 135 Breezewood Drive $630,000. 332 Buckingham Drive $980,000. 170 Delaware Trl $300,000. 126 Driftwood Drive $505,000. 116 Druid Drive $455,000. 118 Fireside Drive $325,000. 113 Golden Eagle Drive $646,200. 115 Green Valley Ln $619,000. 311 Hedgerow Drive $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $65,637). NVR Inc. Juniper Way $137,500. Andrew Lichauer 132 Marion Drive $289,900. Douglas and Suzanne Grimes 103 Park Ave. $520,000. Andrew and Michele Marian Kuhn 305 Squire Ln $363,000. James Benson III and Jessica Benson 100 Whispering Heights Ln $665,000. Michael and Courtney Trumpower 112 Brandywine Drive $478,000. John and Carol Welte 108 Cedar Drive $320,000. Shaun and Sarah Brown 219 Doubletree Drive $484,000. Jessie and Rebecca DiRenna 102 Elfwood Drive $315,000. Rudolph and Erin Hudale 101 Estates Drive $375,000. Ryan and Carolyn Coss 201 Maid Marion Ln $650,000. James Trubey and Pamela Jo Render 218 Maid Marion Ln $560,000. Adam Scott and Amanda Leigh Ebersole 220 Rock Run Road $421,000. Mitchell McClay and Britney Hollick 504 Saddlewood Drive $640,000. Ian Michael and Leighanne Shull 126 Scenic Ridge Drive $660,000. Joel and Suzanne Antonucci 525 Scott Ln $365,000. Matthew Tait and Lauren Haberman 101 Sugar Camp Road $300,000.


Bring Personalized Expression Into Kitchen Design

(BPT) - Personalizing a kitchen's design is an opportunity to showcase true individuality. The space will feel like a true reflection of self when finished with handpicked details. Adding special touches throughout a space, from unique materials to striking statement pieces, can work together to form that cohesive, yet individualized feel. Merged Aesthetic Merge classic and modern design elements, such as wood cabinetry or richly veined marble, with smaller personalized touches that help to bring the room together. To unite varying design elements, consider adding a mixed stone backsplash to complement a central color scheme. By rooting the color palette in opulent shades of white, the space will evoke a sense of comfort. Warmer shades add polished neutrality, allowing striking details to shine against casement windows for a flood (Continued on following page)





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of natural light. Streamlined Synergy Select integrated appliances that seamlessly blend into the kitchen, rather than distract. Adding a stoveside niche places all essential seasonings within reach, while a mounted pot rack above the range keeps cookware in close proximity. Refresh existing storage options with brass and marble shelves to elevate traditional kitchen shelving. Customized Expression Embrace elements that bring individuality into the space by opting for customizable, functional statement pieces. The Odin Kitchen Collection by Brizo provides expansive options for versatility, with seven warm-tocool finishes, each creating a distinc-

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




PETERS TOWNSHIP Kimberly Lippert Jerome Cortese M & E Restaurant LLC

Edward Daerr II and Leah Daerr Barbara Gigliotti Sobe Real Estate Group LLC

908 Venetia Road 205 Victoria Ln 4093 Washington Road

PLEASANT HILLS Matthew Unger Lawn Vue LLC Scott McCarrison Bryce Winsor Estate of Michael Murphy Paul Ringloff David Kwiatkowski William McCormick Edward Galizia III Todd Pelle

Samuel and Susan Stern Huber Strong LLC Dana Marie Brooks Khagendra Dhungel and Deepika Dhakal Isaac and Devin Hammon Gra and Dottie Lue Allen Michael Zuro and Leah Zogran Robert Brian and Sharon Ann Doerk Benjamin Davis Julia Jacovino

34 Sunrise Drive E Bruceton Road 127 Old Lebanon Church Road 252 Old Lebanon Church Road 160 Picture Drive 266 Constitution Drive 225 Picture Drive 102 E Bruceton Road 248 Lynn Drive 165 Robinson Drive

$124,000. $225,000. $185,000. $175,000. $334,900. $185,000. $293,499. $376,300. $200,000. $485,000.

ROSTRAVER Justin Walsh Conrad McConeghy Joshua Cope Andrew Goodman David McElfresh John Miller Joshua Burnisky CitiMortgage Inc. Matthew Fouch Entech LLC Maronda Homes LLC

Eric and Samantha Girasia Brett and Julia Seich Steven Schultz Jesse Bickerton Colleen White Charlotte Anderkovitch Meghan Kelly and David Cirocco Vision Real Estate Holdings LLC Jessica Trozzo Maronda Homes Inc. Gary Stephen and Aimee Lynn Kint

756 Fellsburg Road 207 Oliphant St. 845 Fellsburg Road 637 James Drive 247 Van Meter Road 574 Webster Hollow Road 108 Allen Ave. 913 Collinsburg Road 729 Fellsburg Road 542 568 Gardenia Drive 125 Azalea Cir

$170,000. $10,000. $109,900. $202,500. $62,500. $23,000. $119,900. $159,600. $114,460. $115,400. $332,755.

$165,000. $442,000. $2,800,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




Catherine Leta Evans Stephen Shearson III Mark Seamans Adam Baranowski

Samantha McCarney Paul Michael and Sarah Lynn Surace RWS Land Co. Inc. David Kiester

134 Summit Drive 197 Valleyview Drive 153 W McClain Road 210 Wood St.

$128,970. $399,900. $217,500. $129,000.

SOUTH PARK Michael Mihalko Regina Puhatch Davolis Construction LLC Mero South Park Ventures LLC Richard Martini Trevor Lynn Janet Calabro Mero South Park Ventures LLC Ryan Beaver South Park School District Joseph Zupancic Mero South Park Ventures LLC Eric Barringer Estate of Brian Lee James Richard Palmer Mero South Park Ventures LLC Edy Carpentry Inc. Steven Bohner Richard Malkus Christopher Eichler NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Pittsburgh As Is Mero South Park Ventures LLC

Cristian Frost Agron Bajgora Robert Carter NVR Inc. Edward Aaron McGivern Taylor J Farley Andrew and Shannon Ratti NVR Inc. Andrew and Laura Maloney Villas of South Park L.P. Villas of South Park L.P. NVR Inc. Jason and Bethany Cypher Harry Brickell and Bonnie Henk Lauren Rebecca Kepple NVR Inc. Matthew Ronald and Monica Lynn Jones Jared and Victoria Lynn Humphrey Deann Scabilloni Andrew Wolf Brenda Lee Sigafoos Thomas and Carole Bost Gopal Regmi NVR Inc.

1105 Broughton Road 6115 Brownsville Road 1192 Forest Ave. Peak Drive 1914 Strawbridge Drive 1042 Hurl Ln 1825 Patrick Pl 1004 Peak Drive 6810 Ridgevue Drive Snowden Road Snowden Road 5024 Summit Drive 1266 Barnstaple Drive 3000 Brownsville Road Ext. 1620 Duchess Ln 2011 Pinnacle Way 6305 Pleasant St. 1507 Roosevelt Ave. 2059 Southwell Drive 1808 Cedaridge Drive 4006 Crown Drive 4008 Crown Drive 1256 Megown Drive 2005 Pinnacle Way

$169,900. $9,000. $290,000. $65,657. $206,000. $136,000. $69,000. $65,657. $264,900. $35,000. $500,000. $65,657. $385,000. $209,000. $281,000. $65,657. $322,000. $189,900. $242,000. $217,000. $328,022. $286,037. $179,000. $65,657.


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tively different expression. Aditionally, maintain the clean, simple and functional Scandinavian design of the Odin Kitchen Collection by integrating personalized touches. A variety of handle options, from allmetal - matching finish or split finish - to wood, offer the ability to tailor the look. Contemporary Nuances Choosing impactful lighting, such as oversized, contemporary golden pendants, helps to guide the eye and create a primary focal point. Complete the kitchen with chic counter stools that create a sleek, sophisticated edge. The kitchen should reflect just the right amount of expression with accent pieces, letting the space tell a personalized story through sophisticated touches that speak for themselves.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

This month’s RealSTATs transactions for the following communities can be found on our website: Baldwin Boro • Baldwin Twp. Bentleyville • Clairton Dunlevy • Donora Elizabeth Borough Elizabeth Twp Fallowfield •Forward Twp Monesson North Belle Vernon Nottingham Twp Speers

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UNION TOWNSHIP Robert Gosliak Albert Wager Charles Edward Trax Jr. James Chisholm IV Dean Molinaro Estate of Clara Franklin Richard Troy Vignoli Tamara L Yonkers Merschat

Debra Tarnosky Timothy Berkey Brian and Amanda Kalus William Ohince and Sarah Mrozowski Raul and Elaine Otano Dylan and Samantha Parasolick Shea Development LLC Jeffrey and Jane Lavezoli

6900 Spruce St. 3420 Fawn Valley Ln 6357 State Route 88 12 Maple St. 112 Tuscany Estates Drive 6420 Union Ave. Walter Long Road 30 Saw Mill Road

$229,000. $250,000. $195,000. $200,500. $300,000. $186,000. $117,500. $600,000.

WHITEHALL Judith Carletto Brandon Roberts Donna Brandenburg Penn Cove Group Capital Acq. LLC Geoffrey Murken Richard Solomon Estate of Patricia Walz Brandi Yoder Linda Cardamone Patricia Otroba Duane Stugelmeyer Randall Jarosz Barbara Ann Jennings Michael Mendlow trustee Jeanne Washburn Cheryl Kijanka Bhanu Phuyel Samuel Adeshina Emilio DelBianco Jr. Top Value Properties L.P.

Emilio Venturella and Victoria Sarver Bayram Gunes and Hayrlye Baskan Bijay Thapa NVR Inc. Nar Bahadur Gurung and Tharka Rai Hem Rimal and Sreejana Sharma James Krupa Jr. and Mary Mitchell Amanda Lommock Daniel Malone and Cheryl Zaffino Tymac LLC Chandra Bahadur Tiwari Anouk Friend Bernard Flinn III and Melinda Scheller Daniel John and Patrick Timothy Aul Eric Schleicher Alexis Fadick Ngagyur Nyigma Buddhist Center Inc. Michelle Emanuele Zachary and Amanda DelGreco Mary Germaine Herschk

5117 Caste Drive 4622 E Willow Road 4341 Frank St. 152 Providence Way 4827 Sherwood Drive 1024 Augusta Way 4706 Brownsville Road 3306 Provost Road Unknown Address 4527 Clairton Blvd. 4739 Doverdell Drive 163 Par Drive 223 Streets Run Road 4674 Cook Ave. 110 Kay Drive 522 Marylea Ave. 3091 Provost Road 21 Shadow Drive 5 Thurner Drive 502 Weyman Road

$185,500. $165,000. $173,000. $239,776. $201,500. $329,000. $185,000. $145,000. $246,500. $70,000. $278,500. $230,000. $90,000. $116,500. $185,000. $205,000. $100,000. $134,900. $250,000. $167,500.

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

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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Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. When is “Operation Christmas Child? How old are the Sillaman twins? Where did Vocelli Pizza recently open a new location? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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November 2020


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

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


Pittsburgh Gastroenterology Associates 100 Stoops Drive Suite 320 Monongahela PA 15063 724-565-5164

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MATTRESSES AND BEDDING Q: What is the new “hybrid” mattress made by Serta iComfort, and what are the benefits of owning one?

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

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--------- AUTOMOTIVE ---------1993 FORD VAN FOR WHEELCHAIR AND LIFT - Call 724-684-4719 for more information and price. CLASSIC CAR AUTO LIFT COMBINATION FOR HOME GARAGE - 1(One) Kwik-Lift complete with all accessories (lift Pads, Stands and Cross Beams). 1(One) Hydraulic Bendpack 6,000 Lbs Scissor Lift with all Associated Accessories. Both work very well when used together to recess the Bendpack Scissor Lift between the Kwik-Lift Ramps. Both are in perfect operating condition. These Items have been used to lift C1, C2 and C6 Corvettes. Lift Height 36" approximately Making room for an upgrade 4 post lifter. Pick up Truck with trailer or Car with trailer will be needed to pick up items. $1,500 for both. Make an Offer. TIRES (SNOW) - (4) Michelin X-Ice XI3 Snow Tires. 225/50 R17. 13, 367 miles - 7/8 32nds Thread. Excellent Snow Tires. $350. 412-535-3744 V6 3.8 ENGINE - clean title, 78,000 miles, inspected until 5/2021, new tires, new exhaust, new brake lines, rust on quarter panels and frame. $2,500. Text 412-953-5865 for more info. 1968 CHEVY - 3 Speed Standard Transmission. Best Offer—-724-239-2188 4. 2”X 20’ Stainless Steel Pipe—$200.00—724-239-2188 1957 CLASSIC CHEVROLET 3100 PICKUP TRUCK - Excellent condition, yellow with a small back window. 283 V/8 4 speed standard transmission. Power front disc brakes, power steering, aftermarket AC, tilt column, dual exhaust, oak wood bed floor. 412-233-3812 OIL FILTERS – Brand new, ACPF-35. $10. 412-425-0342 2 RALLEY WHEELS – Old’s Centers. $12. 412-425-0342 CLASSIC SAAB – Wheel covers Four(4). $20. Afternoons. 724-872-9216

BUICK LESABRE – 1985, collectors edition. 50,300 ori. Miles. 4 door, all power, garage kept. Recently inspected, excellent condition. $5,800. 412-466-2697 HARLEY DAVIDSON - Low Profile Solo Touring Seat H-D Part# 52000057 Textured mahogany, excellent condition, paid $305.99 Best offer. Call 724-736-2090 (H) or 931-9808426 (C) CONVERSION VAN - Chevy/Jayco HiTop conversion van. 150,000 miles. Excellent running condition. Gets 15.5 miles to the gallon. TV/cb radio/stereo/ 4 bucket seats with full size couch in back that folds down to a queen size bed. $3,000 or will accept reasonable offer. 724-747-6767. CLASSIC SAAB – Wheel covers Four(4). $20. Afternoons. 724-872-9216 MOPAR RALLY WHEELS – 14”, complete w/ rings, centers and lugs. $500. 724-797-3779. DUNE BUGGY - 2007 Thunder Motor Sport Joyner 650 Sand Spider. Excellent condition. Only 173 miles. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $4,500 or make an offer. 412-999-4332 SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details.

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-------------- EMPLOYMENT-----------COME GROW WITH US: CHILD CAREGIVERS NEEDED The Franciscan Child Day Care Center is seeking full-time infant and toddler caregivers. Patience, dependability and nurturing disposition required. Duties include coordinating feedings, diaper changes, and naps; age-appropriate activities and parent engagement. Childcare experience with references required. Full time benefits include healthcare and paid time off. E-mail résumé and inquiries: smerlo@osfprov.org LABOR HELP WANTED – Full or part time work. Some carpentry, plumbing, electrical experience helpful. Need drivers license and must pass drug test. 724-350-5983 CHILD CARE - Sunshine Kids is now hiring loving, energetic people who enjoy working with children. Part time or full time positions available. Please call Tammy at 724-348-6565 WRITERS WANTED – News Reporters, Journalists needed for local community newspaper. Attend and cover local municipal and council meetings. Attend events and newsworthy functions as assigned. Follow-up on stories of local interest. Must have own computer and e-mail. Writing or News Reporting experience preferred – but not necessary. This is a Freelance position. Submit letter of interest to dhaniford@messengerpaper.com or call 412-249-8177.

MANAGERS / COOKS WANTED - Apply at Vocelli Pizza Finleyville location. 3527 Washington Ave. 724-348-8844. ADVERTISING SALES – Are you a “people person”? Do you enjoy getting out of the office or home and meeting with people face to face? Are you a good listener who likes to help people and businesses succeed? An exciting career in advertising sales may be just the right fit for you! If you are driven, passionate, proactive and thrive on a good challenge, we want to hear from you! Recent college grads are welcome and encouraged to apply. Training will be provided. Flexible hours and work from home is available. Call 412-249-8177 and ask for Doug. Or, e-mail letter of interest or resume to dhaniford@messengerpaper.com

-------------- EDUCATION / TRAINING-----------AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Get FAA approved hands on Aviation training. Financial aid for qualified students - Career placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-818-0783.

-------------- FINANCIAL-----------DON’T HAVE LIFE INSURANCE YET? Life Insurance---the last tax-free wealth transfer left. For a quote contact Jim Driscoll at 412-343-1100 Driscoll Insurance Enterprises. Proudly serving the Pittsburgh region since 1949.

-------------- HEALTH / MEDICAL / FITNESS-----------STAIRLIFT - Acorn Superglide, indoor/outdoor with remote control. 17-ft straight line (14 steps). Can be reconfigured by company. New $3,400. Asking $1,800 – used less than 3 years. 412-849-2837. COMMODE CHAIR – Brand new, never used. $25. 412-849-2837 SHOWER CHAIR – Drive brand. $25. 412-849-2837

November 2020 SHOWER TRANSFER CHAIR - $50. 412-849-2837 BED RAILS – Full, both sides. Queen size. New $175. Asking $75. 412-849-2837 HOME HOSPITAL BED - Richmat, 1 Electric Easily adjusts six ways with the touch of a button. Includes gently-used Serta mattress. $500 or best offer. 724-348-4836. AFFORDABLE DENTAL CARE IS AVAILABLE NOW! - Shop Online: http://www.dpbrokers.com/322479.dp. Join Now: 1-800-219-7473. Mention Broker Code 322479. Local: 412-267-7280. thebestinsurancesolutions.com STAY IN YOUR HOME LONGER with an American Standard Walk-In Bathtub. Receive up to $1,500 off, including a free toilet, and a lifetime warranty on the tub and installation! Call us at 1-844-374-0013 SAVE ON YOUR NEXT PRESCRIPTION! World Health Link. Price Match Guarantee! Prescriptions Required. CIPA Certified. Over 1500 medications available. CALL Today For A Free Price Quote. 1-855-530-8993 Call Now!

-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE-----------ANTIQUE CEILING LIGHT GLOBE - only, no fixture. $10. 724-941-1728 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - Annual Swimsuit editions. 33 editions from 1981. Most copies have mailing labels. Price is for all 33. $160. 724-941-1728 DELL KEYBOARD - and laser mouse, brand new, never used, still in packaging. USB attached $20. 724-941-1728 1905 INDIAN HEAD PENNY - MS-63+ graded by North Shore Numismatics. $50. 724-941-1728 COCA-COLA - collectible Vintage Springbok 2000 piece puzzle – 1986. $20 724-941-1728 UPRIGHT PIANO AND BENCH - Measures 25”x57” x 37”. Best offer. 724-984-1063 COWBOY BOOT – Size 11D. $10. 412-425-0342 DINING ROOM TABLE - cherry finish, Queen Anne style, 6 chairs and a 2 piece hutch. Table measures 42” wide by 78” long ( with one leaf). Base of Hutch measures 32” by 50” long by 15” wide; top measures 51” high at the peak. Included is a 5 piece place setting for 8 of Mikasa palatial platinum. Asking $600 for everything. 724-984-1063 1985 SEA NYMPH - deep v 17',40 hp merc, 9.9 mariner,50# minn Kota, load rite trailer, Bimini top $1,500 or best offer. 724-799-3178 TIRES (SNOW) - (4) Michelin X-Ice XI3 Snow Tires. 225/50 R17. 13, 367 miles - 7/8 32nds Thread. Excellent Snow Tires. $350. 412-535-3744 SAXOPHONE ALTO & CLARINET - both in very good condition. asking $175.00 for each one. call 412-831-8998 HI POWER 270 SHELLS - for sale Remington 150 grain asking $15.00 a box call 412-831-8998 RAGE BROADHEADS - brand new in package asking $$26.00 call 412-831-8998 V6 3.8 ENGINE - clean title, 78,000 miles, inspected until 5/2021, new tires, new exhaust, new brake lines, rust on quarter panels and frame. $2,500. Text 412-953-5865 for more info. LANE CEDAR CHEST -- Excellent condition. $70. Original purchase date of 1949. 724-326-8605

CLASSIFIEDS STAIRLIFT - Acorn Superglide, indoor/outdoor with remote control. 17-ft straight line (14 steps). Can be reconfigured by company. New $3,400. Asking $1,800 – used less than 3 years. 412-849-2837. COMMODE CHAIR – Brand new, never used. $25. 412-849-2837 SHOWER CHAIR – Drive brand. $25. 412-849-2837 SHOWER TRANSFER CHAIR - $50. 412-849-2837 BED RAILS – Full, both sides. Queen size. New $175. Asking $75. 412-849-2837 RECORD COLLECTION – 250 -45 RPM from the 70’s and 80’s, some picture sleeves. Exc. Condition. $300 412884-1298 WRENCHES – Three(3) Ford Model T – Model A wrenches, one(1) Fordson tractor wrench. $18 for all. 412-653-1606. DINING SET – Solid oak, oval table. 58”L x 36”W, with 4 chairs, 2 leaves, 2 piece china cabinet w/ glass shelves, touch lighting. $850. 412-884-5179 CERAMIC NATIVITY SET – 22 piece, light tan color. Trimmed in 18 karat gold. Manger included. $75. 724-258-7531 HOME HOSPITAL BED - Richmat, 1 Electric Easily adjusts six ways with the touch of a button. Includes gently-used Serta mattress. $500 or best offer. 724-348-4836. MINI FOOTBALL HELMETS – 12 college teams, 13 NFL teams. Display shelves included. $150 each or best offer. Also have regulation Pitt football helmet. 724-258-7531 DRIVE RATCHET – 3/8”, Craftsman 75th Anniversary commemorative. $25. 412-425-0342 PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Commemorative envelope, “Team of the 70’s”. $5. 412-425-0342 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 LUG NUTS – Budd wheel’s, Ford F350-F450. $8. 412425-0342 200 CHEVY MALIBU – 134,000 miles, V6, 3.1 engine, inspected, with spare parts. $1,650. 412-425-0342 HEATER – Eden Pure, Quartz, infrared portable heater. Rating AC 120v – 60HZ, 1500w. Originally $300. Selling for $30. 412-751-5688 GOLF CLUBS – Golden Bear, clubs and bag. 8 irons and 3 woods. $25. 412-751-5688 BEER CANS – Starter collection. Over 250 empty cans. A number of interesting cans. $75 or best offer. Call after 4pm, 724-288-6967 MISC. COLLECTIBLES – Record albums, porcelain dolls, matchbox cars, Avon bottles, Hallmark stuff and more! 412-464-0913 HOME GYM SYSTEM – Weider 8510, weights 6.5 lbs to 81.5-160 lbs. Bench press, sit or stand. 38 exercises. $100. 724-684-7199 CARPET CLEANER – Bissel Proheat, Cleanshot, Excellent Condition. Used twice. Paid $299. Asking $100. 724684-7199 TWO(2) AMERICAN FLAGS – 60” x 36” and 48” x 30”, good condition. 412-885-3977

GOLF BAG – 3 woods, putter, umbrella. $40. Leave Message. 724-941-7604 GOLF PUTTERS – 8 for $40. Leave Message. 724941-7604 GOLF BAG – 3 woods, 4 irons, putter. $50. Leave Message. 724-941-7604 GOLF BAG – 3 woods, putter. $30. Leave Message. 724941-7604 GOLF PUTTERS – 8 for $40. Leave Message. 724941-7604 MMVTA BUS TICKETS - Zone 2 - 10 trip ticket books - $15/book (quantity 5) - 412.833.3063 LA Z BOY ROCKING RECLINER - brown leather, perfect condition. (no pets or smokers) rarely used. $175. 412884-6815. PICKET FENCE WINDOW BOXES - Designer (2) New, Expensive, Large, Quaint $25 Each. Route 51. 412-819-7623. GARDEN WASTE POP UP - NEW in Wrap Deluxe Size. $15. Route 51. Nice for Landscaper. 412-819-7623. CAMPFIRE WOOD - 3 Huge Stacks. Logged. $15 Each. Route 51. 412-819-7623. NEW GIRLS CLOTHES - Iunior Size, Designer (60) Pieces. .75 cents each. Route 51. 412-819-7623. FIREPLACE SCREEN - w/Andirons..polished brass. VG condition..$60…724-986-3152 VERTICAL BLINDS - (7) designer series. Beige. $200. various sizes 724-986-3152 COUNTRY MUSIC BLOWOUT - Hundreds of 45/LPs, Willie, Garth, Alabama, $2 each. 724-986-3152 BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER - Model BD-P2550, excellent condition. $35. 412-736-6223 OMELETTE MAKER - Lekue Spanish Omelet/Frittata Maker, excellent. $12. 412-736-6223 MIRROR - Over the door with black frame, Hardware included, no tools needed, excellent. $20. 412-736-6223 WATERPROOF MATTRESS COVER - queen size, excellent. $35. 412-736-6223 AEROBED - pillowtop 24 inch air mattress, queen size. Built-in air pump for easy inflation and deflation. Includes carry bag, excellent. $225. 412-736-6223 RUGER, M77 - 243 caliber, Bolt action Redfield, wide field scope, hunting rifle. Only used about 10 times. $350. Subject to firearm sales laws. 412-496-3718 12 GAUGE - semi automatic, Ithica, model xl300. Subject to firearm sales laws. $275. 412-496-3718 FLINT LOCK - black powder, 54 caliber, made in Italy. Subject to firearm sales laws. $200. 412-496-3718 TABLE N BOOTH - 48 x 24 steel legs. $80 obo. 412445-2701 BREADMAN BREADMAKER $40. 412-445-2701 LAZY SUSAN CERAMIC - $60. 412-445-2701 BASKETS - various sizes (approx 30) All for $20. obo 412-445-2701 WIGS – Four(4) New Paula Young, All 100 obo 412-445-2701 1978 SEARS SPRING/SUMMER CATALOG - $10. 412-279-3288 or text 412-613-3369



SILVER CERAMIC CHRISTMAS TREE - plays Jingle bells; $10; will ship for additional $10. 412-279-3288 or text 412-613-3369 PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS - brand new items; Back pack, hat, Buckle, t-shirt all brand new $25. 412279-3288 or text 412-613-3369 VINTAGE AROUND THE WORLD DOLLS - 6 1/2 inches from 7 countries and 2 brides; all $15. 412-2793288 or text 412-613-3369 COFFEE MUGS - unusual with ceramic dolls on handles; new 2 for $10; will ship for additional $10. 412-279-3288 or text 412-613-3369 ORIGINAL MOTORCYCLE SEAT - for 1972– XS2-650CC Yamaha, excellent condition. $250.00 —OBO -724239-2188 GE AC ELECTRIC MOTOR - 5 HP, Single Phase, 230Volt,1145 RPM, Frame 215T. $250.00—OBO—724-2392188 1968 CHEVY - 3 Speed Standard Transmission. Best Offer—-724-239-2188 4. 2”X 20’ Stainless Steel Pipe—$200.—724-239-2188 2 TABLE LAMPS - green base, with nightlight in base $20/each, Excellent condition, 412-343-1817

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



2 END TABLES - oak, with drawer, good condition, $15/each, 412-343-1817 ROLL TOP DESK - walnut, excellent condition, $35, 412-343-1817 DINETTE TABLE - 42” octagon, glass top, 2 upholstered chairs. $25, 412-343-1817 BIRDCAGE - for medium birds, excellent condition, $25, 412-343-1817 ANTIQUE BARRISTER BOOKCASE - 4 open shelves $50. 724-929-7677 DOLL CARRIAGE - and rocker with cushion. Used as decorations only. Like new. $15 each. Call 412-233-6251, Leave message if no answer. MOUNTED DEER HEAD – (No antlers) – Great mancave item. $10. 724-929-8259 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS – 17 beautiful ornaments (Hummell motif) – made in Hong Kong. All for only $12. 724-929-8259 “NUTCRACKER” COOKIE JAR – By Christopher Radko in Portugal, for Saks Fifth Avenue. Perfect at $10. 724929-8259. EMPTY GALLON WINE JUGS - Perfect for wine making! $1 per jug. 412-653-3370. INDIANA GLASS EGG DISH - with 15 sections. hob nail design; perfect $10. 412-279-3288 or text 412-613-3369 GARDEN PICK - with 36 inch handle; vintage but very strong $20 412-279-3288 or text 412-613-3369 LEAD SLED - Caldwell lead sled DFT 2 - $150. Call (412) 405-8139 SHOOTING REST - Steady Rest with gun vise - $30. Call (412) 405-8139 FLOOR JACK - super heavy duty, $20 OBO. 724-984-6611

CLASSIFIEDS IN-GROUND 52” BASKETBALL SYSTEM (never taken out of box), court marking kit, spare net and agility training ladder. $200. 724-930-7707 PATIO TABLE - 48" round with four chairs, cream color, great shape, $85. 724-746-8707 GRANDMOTHER CLOCK – Barwick, weight driven movement, Westminster chimes every quarter hour. 6 feet tall. $200. 412-563-3961. AIR COMPRESSOR – Portable, 5-HP Craftsman, 33gallon tank, 220V. $200 OBO. 412-384-4531 COLEMAN DUEL FUEL STOVE – 2 burner, never used. $50. 724-941-9256 FISHING BOAT – Alumicraft 16-ft., Mercury motor, electric start, Live Well Fishfinder bow mount remote electric bow motor, 7 persons or 1,200 Lb. capacity. Many extras! $6,000. 724-366-9524 SEWING MACHINE – Stag Rotary, non electric. $30. 412-233-3152 COLLECTIBLE PLATES – Young and the Restless, the Crestley Collection. Complete set of 8, Nikki, Victor, Mrs. C and more. $300. 724-886-4786. MEN’S TRENCHCOAT - JC Penney, zipout lining, Size 40L, never worn. $25. Afternoons. 724-872-9216 WWII – German Trench Art cigarette case, Nurnberg, 1944. $100. Afternoons. 724-872-9216 MISC. ITEMS – with U.S. Steel (USX) and Westinghouse (circle W) logos. $50. Afternoons. 724-872-9216 GLASSWARE – Red Cape Cod “Avon” cut glass, over 30 pcs. w/ boxes. $75. 412-384-4374 RECORD PLAYER – Antique, wind-up, has labels Polly Portable patented, Nov. 2, 1915. Copyright 1927 in black box case. Works. $50. 724-258-3767


RECORD – Vinyl orange, 33 1/3, James Milton sings, George Gershwin. $10. 724-258-3767 TURKEY GUN BENELLI – Super Black Eagle, 3.5 inch, left hand port. Realtree camo stock, 5 chocks, new-in-case, owners manual. Retails for $2,000. Selling for only $1,400. 724-366-9524 2 RALLEY WHEELS – Old’s Centers. $12. 412-425-0342 AIR PAINT SPRAYER – Hand held, with steel carry tank and air compressor. All 3 pieces for $65. 412-884-0886. MEMORABILIA – Old newspapers which include: Roosevely dies – 1945; Bucs are Champs – 1960; JFK’s assassination – 1963; Apollo 12 lands on the moon – 1969; the World Trade Center – 2001, and many more. Most in excellent condition. Make offer. 724-326-8605. OLD LIFE MAGAZINES – Eight(8), dating from 1938 – 1941. Nice pictures. $30 for all. 724-258-3767 BUNK BEDS W/MATTRESSES - Never Used, Heavy Duty Oak Finish. $350 724-747-9216 OUTDOOR FURNITURE - Settee, wrought-iron, heavy gauge,white,3 seats with cushions. Also includes 2 chairs with cushions. All very good condition. $125 takes all. 724-929-3891 BRAND NEW CHAIN SAW – Extra chain, 1 gallon chain saw oil. $200. 412-425-0342 POPEYE COLLECTIBLES – Set of 5 Popeye dolls – 8” – Popeye, Olive Oyl, Sweet Pea, Brutus, Wimpy. Never used. $75. 724-244-4862. Lv. Message.

--------- 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

November 2020 WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. SEARCHING FOR THE SONG- “Here in my heart” by Al Martino greatest hits. On CD or Cassette. 724-929-8759 SPORTS MEMORABILIA - Buying Vintage Sports and non-sports cards, pre-1980’s. Also memorabilia, pennants, ticket stubs, autographs, programs and items from Forbes Field. 724-205-8620 OLD 45/LP RECORDS - (rock n roll). 724-986-3152 JUKEBOXES /PINBALL MACHINES - 724986-3152 CONVERTIBLE CARS - 1950’s/60’. 724-986-3152 BUYING SPORTS CARDS – Baseball Cards, Basketball Cards and Football Cards. Don’t throw out that old box of cards from your kid or ex-husband! Give me a call first. Paying Cash. 412-760-2291 OLD INSULATORS - buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724-782-0539 BEANS – Flat, Italian Pole. 724-941-7604 SEALED WHISKEY/BOURBON. Cash paid for sealed vintage Bourbon, Scotch, Rye and Whisky. Call/Text 614499-6589

MISCELLANEOUS FREE LEGACY AND LAST WISHES GUIDE! - Put Your Affairs In Order. Life Insurance Made Simple. No Medical Exams. thebestinsurancesolutions.com. 412-267-7280 HEAR AGAIN! Try our hearing aid for just $75 down and $50 per month! Call 800-426-4212 and mention 88272 for a risk free trial! FREE SHIPPING!

November 2020 SPECTRUM TRIPLE PLAY! TV, Internet & Voice for $29.99 ea. 60 MB per second speed No contract or commitment. More Channels. Faster Internet. Unlimited Voice. Call 1855-652-9304

NOTICES WANTED: SMART METERING FOR MARCELLUS SHALE WELL STIES - The reason: To insure accurate and impartial readings of extracted gas. This to be administered by a third party not affiliated with the driller. If you agree contact your local Congress person or representative. SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details. REWARD - Black onyx heart ring stolen while resident of The Paramount Bethel Park. No questions asked. Nuclearbt@msn.com ESTATE SALE - Saturday November 14, 8:30A-3P 3492 Ivy Hill Lane, Finleyville, PA. Everything must go. Contact Nancy at www.blsestatesles.com

PETS FREE GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES - to Forever Homes! 1 Male,1 Female. Excellent temperament! House trained with very good trainable natures & perfect for families with children and other pets! I will not re home to just anyone. Please email me at: Josephinemccallum56@aol.com or Text 256-663-8167. BEAGLE PUPPIES – A.K.C., wormed, two shots, health certificate. $575. 724-366-9524 ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724941-5737.

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

KEEP IT SIMPLE HANDYMAN - Electric, and Plumbing. Reasonable Rates! Call today 412-253-5163. KeepItSimpleHandyman.com CONCRETE WORK - Retaining walls, brick/block, all types of cement repair work, free estimate, reasonable, 412889-5035 PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTOR/HANDYMAN SERVICES. Jobs big or small just give us a call. 25 yrs. exp. Licensed, Insured, reliable and knowledgeable. 412965-3906 Ask for Rick.

------------ REAL ESTATE-------MOBILE HOME FOR SALE - in mobile home park $7000 obo. 412-417-7339 GREENBRIAR CHASE CONDO FOR SALE Choice location. Call 412-600-9092 for information and appointment. LOT TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME - 60’ x 200’ $41,500, close to 43, Monongahela. 724-258-8453 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Garden of All Faiths (Lawn Crypt) 2019 ‘at need price’ $7,165, includes lot, vault for two(2), bronze memorial with vase and granite base. Asking $3,000. 724-379-6866 WAREHOUSE SPACES FOR LEASE Monongahela and Monessen. Various warehouse sizes ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 17,600 sq ft. Please call Mon River Realty at 724-350-0401. SELLING A FARM OR HOUSE? Advertise it here and neighboring publications. We can help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-450-6631 or visit our site at MACnetOnline.com SELLING YOUR OWN PROPERTY? Need to advertise it in your local paper and others like it? We have the placement services to help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800450-6631 or online at MACnetOnline.com

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



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