South Hills Mon Valley January 2023

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Human Services Center Renews Commitment to the Mon Valley

For 40 years, the Human Services Center has served thousands of residents of the Mon Valley to improve their lives through programs, partnerships and policy. This month, in celebration of its anniversary, the organization is undergoing its own self-improvement. The rebranded Human Services Center Mon Valley is still located in the heart of Turtle Creek, still features programs for children, families and adults in the community, and still connects more than 700 people each day with critical supports and resources. Now, however it boasts a new logo, updated signage and website, and a renewed commitment to the Mon Valley for the next 40 years and beyond.

JANUARY 2023 Vol. 19 Issue 8 FREE! Read us online at messengerpaper.com Local Homeless Ministry Prepares Bags for the Homeless Page 7 Penn Highlands Mon Valley Now Treats Prostate Cancer With Brachytherapy Page 12 TJ’s Jordan Mayer Signs to Play Football at Wisconsin Page 17
Installers place new signage, featuring the new logo on the side of the building
Leah O’Reilly, Director of Programs unveils the new name and logo for Human Services Center Mon Valley

Upward Volleyball Skills Camp at the Bible Chapel in Rostraver

The Bible Chapel in Rostraver will be holding a Volleyball Skills Camp. The camp is for children in grades 4 through 12. Camp begins on Saturday February 4 and is run by David Brennan the Youth Minister. Registration can be done on the website BibleChapel.org/Rostraver and you can get more information by calling 724-941-8990.

Bariatric Surgery Support Group in Monongahela on January 25

The Penn Highlands Mon Valley Bariatric Surgery Support Group will meet January 25 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at 1163 Country Club Road, Monongahela, PA. The January Support Group Meeting theme is “Getting Back on Track After the Holidays.” Presenters will be Kathie Sekoski, BSN, Bariatric Coordinator and Karen Pritts, MS, RDN, CDCES, LDN, Director Clinical Nutrition & Diabetes. RSVP by calling 724-929-4122 or visit www.phhealthcare.org for more information.

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO

JANUARY 10

SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB

MONTHLY MEETING - Tuesday evening January 10, at 7:30 PM at the Bethel Park Municipal Building located at 5100 West Library Ave in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be on Augustus St. Gauden coins. A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-9846611.

‘Dig Into It’ will meet to discuss "This Republic of Suffering" by Drew Gilpin Faust on Tuesday, January 10 at 1:00 p.m. The book looks at the effects of the high death rate of the Civil War on American society. Copies are available at the library and the discussion is open to all. The library is located at 505 Speer St. in North Belle Vernon. For more info call the library at 724929-6642.

station. Meetings are open to women from South Park and surrounding communities. The January 16 meeting will be a social one, to go over Christmas 2022. Did anything special happen this year out of the ordinary for Christmas? Did anyone go anywhere special? It’ll be a relaxing evening after all the hustle/bustle, with some good friends and delicious treats after regular business meeting.

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OLDIES DANCE - Sponsored by the CTVFC at the Carroll Township Social Center on Saturday January 21 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. DJ is Ralph Trilli. Beverages and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. For tickets and more information, please email: vfdoldiesdance@hotmail.com.

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JANUARY 16

SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING - Monday January 16, at 7:00 PM in the South Park Community Center, Brownsville Rd. in South Park Twp. located on Municipal grounds near the police

JANUARY 16

ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN MEETING - The Rostraver Sportsmen and Conservation association located at 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, will hold their monthly meeting January 16, 2023 at 7:30 PM. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership from both men and women. For more information call 724-9846611 or visit rostraversca.org

COAL MINING & MINE WATER

PRESENTATION - 1:00 P.M. January 28, at the Community Rooms of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, the West Jefferson Hills Historical Society. “Coal Mining and Mine Water in Western Pennsylvania” presented by mine engineer Terry Ackman. In it, Mr. Ackman will share rare photographs and extensive knowledge on the impact of mining the ground beneath us. Both historical society and community members are invited to attend this very enlightening free program on a fascinating topic that impacts us all.

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South Hills Coin Club to Meet, Preps for Coin Show

The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held Tuesday evening January 10, at 7:30 PM at the Bethel Park Municipal Building located at 5100 West Library Ave in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be on Augustus St. Gauden coins. A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.

COIN SHOW

The South Hills Coin Club will hold their 63rd anniversary coin show on Saturday February 4. 2023 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel - Pittsburgh South, located at 164 Fort Couch Rd. across from South Hills Village in Bethel Park. There will be 40 dealers at the show. Admission and parking is free. For more information call 412-854-4022.

Nursing Scholarships Available Through Nurses Club

Scholarship opportunities are provided by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club to nursing students entering their final year of studies in a RN diploma, ASN or ADN, BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD or comparable program. Students are eligible whose official home of residence is in one of the following 10 counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.

Apply through the Pittsburgh Foundation at http://www.pittsburghfoundation.org or by US Mail: The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh PA 15222-5414 ATT: Scholarship Department.

The Pittsburgh Foundation also sends scholarship information to nursing schools and colleges in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Deadline for completed application is March 31 of the year prior to the final year or term. Scholarships are awarded in the Spring and applied to the final year or final term of school expenses.

Oldies Dance in Carroll Township –January 21

An Oldies Dance will be sponsored by the CTVFC at the Carroll Township Social Center on Saturday January 21 from 7pm10pm. DJ is Ralph Trilli. Beverages and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. For tickets and more info email: vfdoldiesdance@hotmail.com.

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Local Homeless Ministry Prepares Bags for the Homeless Art Show Fundraiser Slated on January 14

The Homeless Ministry, based out of Calvary Chapel South Pittsburgh (CCSP), in West Elizabeth collected donations to fill 100 bags to aid the homeless. They included personal care items, hoodies, blankets, and gloves. One of the donating families crocheted 100 cozies with a bar of soap inside each one. To celebrate Christmas with the homeless, inside each bag was a smaller bag of chocolates and snacks, and another with cookies.

Volunteer, Jill Eckley, will be expanding their endeavors to assist the homeless by hosting an art show to raise proceeds for the people they help. The show will be held on Saturday, January 14, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the John Hermann Art Museum (318 Lincoln Avenue Bellevue).

Frank and Marilyn Mance started the Homeless Ministry in 2009, alongside their daughter, Kelly Witt. Mark Rickard, another volunteer for the Homeless Ministry expressed that he and others were led to participate as servants. They have grown to include servants from West Elizabeth, Mount Lebanon, Bridgeville, Pleasant Hills, Bethel Park, and Greentree. The Homeless Ministry is funded solely through donations. “God runs the ministry, and we just serve. Funding comes from generous donations and always at the right time,” stated Rickard.

Frank Mance, Marilyn Mance, Mark Rickard, and Frank Dicecco represent the Homeless Ministry and are continuing their endeavors to assist the homeless, up to and including the days they obtain a secure living place.

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While gathering hats and gloves for the 100 bags, Jill Eckley and Pastor Tim Green shared Eckley’s plans for her art show to be held at the John Hermann Art Museum. Sandra Santillo prepared shampoo and personal care items for the bags. Everyone should have cookies for Christmas! Paul Kirkland, Aubrey Franks, and Skylar Reynolds prepare bags of baked goods to be included.

Historical Society Presents Program on Coal Mining and Mine Water

At 1:00 PM on January 28, at the Community Rooms of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, the West Jefferson Hills Historical Society is offering the program “Coal Mining and Mine Water in Western Pennsylvania” presented by mine engineer

Terry Ackman. In it, Mr. Ackman will share rare photographs and extensive knowledge on the impact of mining the ground beneath us. Both historical society and community members are invited to attend this very enlightening free program on a fascinating topic that impacts us all. For questions or additional info, please call 412-650-0925 or send an e-mail to wjhhs15025@gmail.com.

Have you ever wondered what is going on right beneath your feet? Most area residents are aware that this region was widely mined for years and that remnants of the area’s coal mining past can be found everywhere, but most know little about the underground world beneath them.

BVA Public Library Book Club to Discuss Book on the Civil War

The Belle Vernon Public Library's non-fiction book club, ‘Dig Into It’ will meet to discuss "This Republic of Suffering" by Drew Gilpin Faust on Tuesday, January 10 at 1:00 p.m. The book looks at the effects of the high death rate of the Civil War on American society. Copies are available at the library and the discussion is open to all. The library is located at 505 Speer St. in North Belle Vernon. For more info call the library at 724929-6642.

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Steel Center for Career and Technical Education Receives $4 Million Grant for Renovations

On Thursday, December 22, 2022, Steel Center for Career and Technical Education formally announced that the school will be receiving a $4 million dollar grant award from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program or “RACP”. This grant program is administered by the Governor’s Office of the Budget and dedicates state funds for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. In November, Steel Center formally announced its plans for a $29 million renovation of its facilities. This renovation qualifies for the RACP grant because the school’s mission provides a positive economic impact to the communities it serves as well as the Greater Pittsburgh region. Steel Center partnered with the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County to complete the formal RACP application process in August. From that point forward, the school followed a carefully designed advocacy plan that involved meeting and speaking with legislators from both the Pennsylvania State Senate and members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives who serve the districts within the school’s footprint. Steel Center leaders also met with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to gain his support and seek his advocacy to the Governor.

According to Steel Center’s Executive Director Mr. Kevin Rice, “The RACP grant is highly competitive and there are so many worthwhile projects that need funding right here in Allegheny County as well as across the state. Realistically, I was hoping for $1 million, but we would have been happy and grateful to receive any amount. $4 million dollars to help educate our students while strengthening the workforce is a big win for everyone”.

The Steel Center RACP grant application was one of one-hundred twenty such applications from within Allegheny County in 2022. Combined, these projects were seeking nearly $460 million from the state for a variety of improvement projects ranging from an expansion of the Andy Warhol Museum that includes a live performance and event facility, to a proposed student services center at Pittsburgh Technical College in Oakdale. For the 2022 RACP funding cycle, eighty-six of Allegheny County’s grant applications were selected to receive some level of funding. The average amount for these grants was $1.5 million dollars, and Steel Center’s was one of only five that received $4 million dollars or more.

“I believe we made a strong case that these funds will create a very positive impact for so many communities as well as the region”, said Steel Center’s Board President and Brentwood Borough School District member Mr. David Schaap. Mr. Schaap is also the President of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit Board and incoming President of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. “In Allegheny County and across the state, career and technical education

schools like Steel Center have become more needed and valuable than ever before. I think the state knows this and that certainly helped make it happen” said Mr. Schaap.

A small ceremony was organized by State Representative Nick Pisciottano and Senator Devlin Robinson to present Steel Center with the grant award. Also attending the ceremony were State Representatives Jessica Benham, Natalie Mihalek, Representative-Elect Andrew Kuzma, staff from Senator Jim Brewster’s office, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pennsylvania’s Deputy Secretary of Elementary & Secondary Education Dr. Jeff Fuller and his chief of staff, Dr. Carrie Rowe, and Associate Director of the Pennsylvania Association for Career and Technical Administrators Mr. John Pulver.

During the ceremony, Steel Center Board Vice President and Duquesne City School Board member Ms. Calvina Harris addressed the group to express her appreciation of Governor Wolf and the bipartisan group of legislators. Ms. Harris said, “This (grant) will go a long way to help our kids and all of Allegheny County”. Following Ms. Harris’ comment, the attendees heard some comments from Ms. Kameron Hinton, an 11th grade Health Assistant student from West Mifflin. Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald then addressed the audience, “That is what it’s all about, the future; the most important investment we can make is in the future of our students. The work that the Steel Center team does goes a long way to make sure that our young people have these opportunities”. The ceremony concluded with a presentation of the ceremonial check in the amount of $4 million dollars.

Note: Steel Center is a consortium Career and Technical Education School with eighteen programs and a current enrollment of 860 students. It is owned and operated by the following school districts: Baldwin-Whitehall, Bethel Park, Brentwood Borough, Clairton City, Duquesne City, Elizabeth Forward, South Allegheny, South Park, Steel Valley, West Jefferson Hills, and West Mifflin Area.

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South Park Women’s Club Kicks Off 2023 with January Meeting

The South Park Women’s Club will meet on Monday January 16, at 7:00 PM in the South Park Community Center, Brownsville Rd. in South Park Twp. located on Municipal grounds near the police station. Meetings are open to women from South Park and surrounding communities. The January 16 meeting will be a social one, to go over Christmas 2022. Did anything special happen this year out of the ordinary for Christmas? Did anyone go anywhere special? It’ll be a relaxing evening after all the hustle/bustle, with some good friends and delicious treats after regular business meeting.

U.S. Steel SOAR to Meet on Jan. 3

Attention all US Steel SOAR members of Chapter 15-7 who normally meet at the Local 2227 United Steelworkers Union Hall located at 1301 Philip Murray Rd. in West Mifflin on the first Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting will be held on January 3, 2023, and will begin at 1:00PM sharp. Guest speaker will be Mr. Tom Smith Esquire from the Caroselli and Beachler firm. Mr. Smith will be speaking on when you should consult an attorney and reasons for doing so. There will be a question and answer portion after his presentation. We hope you can be with us for this meeting. If you know anyone who normally attends our meetings, please pass this information along to them. We hope to see our members there and please feel free to bring a friend, neighbor or loved one. We would also like to extend an invitation to anyone age 45 or older to join us and see what our group is about. If you enjoy our meetings, then we would invite you to join our group. We have a very modest membership fee. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and a cookie and have a little fun.

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Bible Chapel in Belle Vernon Unveils New Play Area

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The Bible Chapel located at 203 Johnson Avenue in Belle Vernon has a new play area. The play area had a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, December 11. The Bible chapel has services every Sunday at 10:45 and Sunday school for adults and children are at 9:30am. Please call the chapel for more information at 724-260-5875. Pictured above at the ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Play Area are (Left to Right): David Brennan, Ed Havel, Jacqueline Buchanan, Alan Booth, Bobby Crafton, Sondra Vukelja

Business & Merchant News

Penn Highlands Mon Valley Now Treats Prostate Cancer With High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Southwestern Pennsylvania now have a new therapy available in their region.

Penn Highlands Mon Valley has expanded its high dose rate brachytherapy program to include treatment for prostate cancer. For more than a decade, the hospital has been offering this innovative procedure for the treatment of breast, skin and gynecological cancers.

Performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, high dose rate brachytherapy temporarily implants radioactive sources directly into or beside tumors. This procedure delivers a more conformal dose of radiation while preserving the surrounding tissue. When the patient leaves Penn Highlands Mon Valley, he is pain free and there is no risk of radioactive exposure to loved ones.

“This is a major advancement in the treatment of men with aggressive or locally advanced prostate cancer,” explained Mohsen A. Isaac, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at the Hahne Cancer Center at Penn Highlands Mon Valley. “High dose rate brachytherapy has been proven to improve outcomes compared to other therapies.”

Dr. Isaac and his team of physicists, nurses and therapists deliver high dose rate brachytherapy as a “boost” in combination with external beam radiation therapy to improve the quality of life for early and intermediate stage prostate patients. The external beam radiation is administered five days a week for five weeks with one treatment of high dose rate brachytherapy.

“It is gratifying that we are able to make this therapy available to the people in this region,” said Dr. Isaac. “People appreciate that they can receive advanced treatment without having to leave the familiarity of this region.”

Penn Highlands Mon Valley is able to offer this high dose rate brachyther-

apy through the generosity of a former patient who bequeathed funds to the hospital to enhance prostate cancer treatments at the hospital’s Cancer Center.

“This former patient graduated from our care many, many years ago and did not need to come back, but did so every year because of the outstanding care the Center provided to him,” explained Deborah L. Burkhardt R.T. (R)(T)(CT)(ARRT), Director of Radiation Oncology at Penn Highlands Mon Valley.

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Members of the brachytherapy team at the Hahne Cancer Center at Penn Highlands Mon Valley are (l. to. r.) Mohsen A. Isaac, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology; Meredith Pomposelli, M.S., DABR, Medical Physicist; and Deborah L. Burkhardt R.T. (R)(T)(CT)(ARRT), Director of Radiation Oncology.

BUSINESS & MERCHANT

Live! Casino Pittsburgh, located in Greensburg at the Westmoreland Mall, is celebrating its second anniversary along with its more than $155 million of investments to the economy. Figures released recently provide a glimpse of the entertainment facility’s direct and indirect impact since opening in November 2020.

Over the past 12 months, Live! Casino paid nearly $1.2 million in local taxes to Hempfield Township, along with an additional $54 million to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue in gaming taxes.

The world-class entertainment facility also has supported residents with family-sustaining jobs by delivering nearly $22 million in compensation, including salaries, wages and benefits. The casino currently employs 521 local team members. More than 227 of them received promotions throughout the year.

Businesses within the community also came out as winners, given the casino’s investment of more than $15 million spent in goods and services. Of this amount, $11 million was delivered to local businesses, while nearly $3.5 million was invested in women- and minority-owned businesses.

“Our main goal at Live! Casino has always been focused on how we can impact our local community in a positive manner,” said Sean Sullivan, general manager of Live! Casino. “As an entertainment destination for the region, we are happy to continue to provide these meaningful investments, while serving as an advocate for our local business community."

Local charitable organizations received a boost with $70,000 in contributions from Live! Casino’s Giveback Box program. The program is part of the "Live! in the Community" efforts in Pittsburgh.

Beyond investments and donations, jackpot winnings by customers increased by 58% totaling nearly $70 million in payouts.

The success of Live! Casino hinges on the continued investments made the facility based on customer feedback. In 2022, Live! Casino opened its new 7,000-square-foot event and entertainment space, The Venue at Live! Casino; a new Poker Room; and the FanDuel FanCave and upgraded its High-Limit Room.

About Live! Casino Pittsburgh

Opened to the general public on November 24, 2020, Live! Casino Pittsburgh is a $150 million first-class gaming and entertainment destination located in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA, approximately 30 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Conveniently situated directly off Route 30 at the popular Westmoreland Mall, the 100,000-square-foot facility features 750 slots and approximately 40 live action table games; a designated poker room; a FanDuel Sportsbook; plus, nationally-recognized restaurants and live entertainment venues, including Sports & Social Steel City, a one-of-a-kind sports restaurant, gaming venue and social lounge that offers guests the ultimate sports fan experience, and Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar from national award-winning chef and TV personality Guy Fieri. In addition, PBR Country Bar - PBR Pittsburgh - brings an authentic country experience to the region. Live! Casino is operated by Stadium Casino Westmoreland RE, LLC, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, the premier developer of Live! dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Visit Pittsburgh.livecasinohotel.com. For job opportunities, visit WorkatLive.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram - @livecasinopittsburgh / Twitter - @livecasinoPGH

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BUSINESS & MERCHANT

Dvssp Launches Ohanalink Purple™ As Secure Channel Of Communication For Clients Experiencing Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania (DVSSP) has partnered with Western Pennsylvania-based, woman-owned technology development company OhanaLink Technologies™ to provide clients experiencing domestic violence with a secure communication channel as they receive help.

DVSSP recently began using OhanaLink Technologies’ OhanaLink Purple™ mobile solution—a first-in-the-market secure cloud-based delivery system. OhanaLink Purple™ gives DVSSP the tools to better coordinate and communicate with clients and their family members.

“DVSSP is continually looking for new and improved ways to serve our clients, and we are excited to offer the OhanaLink Purple mobile solution,” said DVSSP Chief Operating Officer Megan Dunlevy. “From providing a secure, private communication channel between our advocates and our clients to the wealth of resources available to them, OhanaLink Purple is a true gamechanger for us.”

The COVID-19 pandemic spotlighted the challenges faced by those experiencing domestic violence, and shed light on the need for improved, safe communication tools between domestic violence agencies and their clients. As a result, in the fall of 2020, OhanaLink Technologies partnered with a coalition of domestic violence agencies to create OhanaLink Purple™ to address this overwhelming need.

OhanaLink Purple™ is delivered with proprietary Traceless Safety Features™ that can be used on smartphones or tablets to provide a safe, private mobile communication and support tool. The mobile system is free for DVSSP’s clients to use and gives them immediate access to the full functionality of the system.

Learn more about OhanaLink Purple™ at ohanalink.com.

About Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA

The mission of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA is to increase awareness of domestic violence and its effect on the community, to empower those victimized by providing advocacy and safe and effective services, and to work for social change designed to eliminate domestic violence. Learn more at peacefromdv.org.

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MONONGAHELA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS

MEMBER OF THE MONTH Main Street Gypsy

January Lunch and Learn –‘Rivers of Steel Arts’

The January MACC Lunch and Learn will feature ‘Rivers of Steel Arts’ (RoSA) and the “Partners for Creative Economy” initiative in Monongahela. Partners for Creative Economy is a long-term vision for the future of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area that presents transformational opportunities for Mon Valley. This vision builds the necessary capacity for Rivers of Steel to accomplish the goals of the National Heritage Area, and through this work, RoSA likewise invests in the capacity of partnering organizations and municipalities to accomplish their local goals and reach their specific growth potential, ultimately yielding the type of collective economic and community growth the region requires. Please join us to learn more about this program, and Rivers of Steel Arts plans for Monongahela.

The luncheon is 12:00 noon on January 11, at the Monongahela Valley Country Club. Lunch is $15 for MACC members, and $20 for non-members. Please RSVP by January 6 to: lj@monongahelaareachamber.org.

Purse Bash 2023

Announcement and Tickets

The annual Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Community Events Fundraiser is scheduled for March 18, 2023. The much anticipated, Authentic Purse and Cash Bash will feature Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Vera Bradley items, as well as chances to win cash, gift cards, and auction baskets from supporting businesses and organizations.

*Congratulations, Main Street Gypsy, for being named the December 2022 MACC Member of the Month! Since 2019 Main Street Gypsy has been offering a curated selection of jewelry, accessories, gems and crystals, gifts, art, bath and body products, home decor, and clothing. Handmade items from participating artisans can also be found in the store. Main Street Gypsy offers a unique shopping experience to those looking for something different and special.

Main Street Gypsy is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday and Saturday, and 11:00 am – 6:00 pm on Fridays. The shop is located at 219 W Main Street in historic downtown Monongahela. Please call 724-292-8366 for more information, or visit www.mainstreetgypsy.com.

Proceeds from the event go towards the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Fleatique on the Mon in June and October, Monongahela 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks, MACC Ringgold Scholarship Golf Outing, Annual Halloween Parade, Monongahela Merry & Bright Night, and initiatives to support the burgeoning business community of the Mon Valley. MACC believes that providing the community with opportunities for celebration and tradition fosters a spirit of pride and engagement, and helps to promote local business.

The event will be held at the New Eagle VFD Social Hall, Saturday, March 18, 2023. Tickets are $30 and include buffet dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, and two numbers for chances to win prizes. Only 500 tickets are sold. You may purchase tickets at the MACC office, 208 W. Main Street, Monongahela, or online at tinyurl.com/2023-MACC-Purse-Bash. Call 724-258-5919 for more information.

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SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS!

Pictured below is the team photo and the names of the players and coaches for the Belle Vernon Area High School Leopards football team. The Leopards won the 2022 WPIAL and the State PIAA Championships for Class 3A.

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TJ’s Jordan Mayer Signs to Play Football at Wisconsin

Rostraver Sportsmen Meeting –January 16

The Rostraver Sportsmen and Conservation Association located at 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, will hold their monthly meeting January 16, 2023 at 7:30 PM. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership from both men and women. For more information call 724-984-6611 or visit rostraversca.org

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Jordan Mayer, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School recently signed on to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Wisconsin. Mayer is projected to play outside linebacker. (PHOTO CREDIT: WJHSD)
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The Bees are Back at Thomas Jefferson High School’s Apiary

It has been a long process, but the bees have returned to Thomas Jefferson High School. Approximately 2 1/2 years ago, high school Gifted Support teacher, Dan Giger, with the help of then-novice beekeepers Laurie Woodward, her husband Jason Woodward, and mentor, professional Chris Varo of Sonny Rose Ranch, started an Apiary Club. The intention of the club was, and still is, to teach interested students about bees and their intricate relationship with nature and humans.

The TJ Apiary Club also gives students hands-on experience with working in the hives. The initial hives had a great beginning with growth and honey production but, as often happens in the challenging world of beekeeping, they succumbed and eventually died off. Laurie Woodward believes that one of the hives was infested with wax moths, which will invade a hive when it is weak and whose larvae will burrow through and destroy honeycomb. The other hive suffered for unknown reasons; it could have been natural stresses, lack of a strong queen or any number of other reasons.

With the demise of the hives, a push was started by the club to bring back the bees. In the spring of 2022, in conjunction with the celebration of Earth Day, a highly successful T-shirt fundraiser was launched with enthusiastic student body participation, especially at the elementary level. Enough funds were raised to allow for the purchase of two new starter hives, which were placed at the beginning of summer. These hives were later added to when the Woodwards were able to secure a bee swarm and start a

third hive in the apiary.

During the summer break, the hives were checked and managed by the Woodwards and Mr. Giger. This fall the Apiary Club got back into full swing with meetings during the schools PLT sessions. Some of the activities included; voting for club officers, building new bee boxes, and fitting for newly purchased bee suits. The club members also had their first exposure inside a working beehive as the Woodwards did a hive check and pest treatment.

The current state of the bees is encouraging, although one of the hives was again lost for unknown reasons, the surviving two seem strong enough to make it through winter and into next spring. It was decided that no honey would be removed from the hives this fall to ensure that the bees have enough, upwards of 60 pounds, to make it through the cold weather. Moving forward, the plan for the spring is to split the surviving hives and to create new hives that the students will have complete control over managing. With any luck the honey will be flowing again soon and we will be able to offer late spring or early summer sales.

The Apiary Club would like to offer special thanks to the WJHSD school board, Superintendent Dr. Janet Sardon, and all those who have helped support the Apiary Club by participating in our fundraising efforts and/or by providing their expertise.

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A: A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens within the eye. Virtually all of us will get cataracts as we age. Cataract formation is usually a gradual process and vision changes can be subtle. Common symptoms include blurred or dim vision, sensitivity to light with glare, seeing halos, difficulty with night vision, and needing brighter light for reading. Often, the prescription of your glasses changes frequently, with diminishing improvements with each change.

reduce your need for glasses for distance vision or near vision or both.

An ophthalmologist will meet with you for a cataract evaluation, with the intention of learning your individual visual needs, answering all of your questions, and guiding you toward the most appropriate option for which you may qualify. In addition to the options mentioned, an ophthalmologist can also offer “drop-less” cataract surgery if you have difficulty instilling eye drops. Typically, regardless of which surgical option is chosen, the surgery takes minutes, you leave without a stitch or patch, and the improvement is life changing.

Aaron S. Wang,

Ophthalmologist Glaucoma-Cataract Consultants, Inc

Ophthalmologists recommend a comprehensive eye exam to have your visual acuity measured and your eyes (pupils) dilated. A special microscope called a slit lamp is utilized to view and grade your cataract. You will be evaluated for other eye diseases, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration as well.

The decision to proceed with cataract surgery is based on how much the cataract interferes with your vision and daily activities. There is usually no rush, but the surgery can become more urgent if, for example, you fail to have adequate vision for driving.

Fortunately, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective procedures. Typically, it is an outpatient procedure done under light intravenous (IV) sedation. Through microscopic incisions, your cloudy natural lens is emulsified; with ultrasonic energy and is replaced with a clear artificial lens. This artificial lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL). Your vision should significantly improve over the next few days as long as you use your prescribed post-surgical eye drops.

There are different surgical options, including upgrades that can be associated with out-of-pocket expenses. Standard cataract surgery with a basic IOL is covered by insurance. It is a fine option if you are comfortable wearing glasses for both distance and near vision after surgery. Upgraded options leverage the latest technologies, including laser-assisted cataract surgery, intra-operative aberrometry, and premium IOLs (toric and/or multifocal IOLs). These technologies deliver customized surgery, address optical irregularities of your eyes, such as astigmatism, and minimize spectacle dependence. You can choose to

A corneal sub-specialist, such as myself, can also perform a number of treatments concurrently with your cataract surgery if you have other co-existing eye diseases. An example includes the latest in corneal transplantation (DSAEK, DMEK) for Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy. Another example is minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) to lower your eye pressure. Combined surgery, when needed, provides convenience and the quickest route to your best possible vision.

Dr. Wang specializes in ophthalmology. He earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital Wilmer Eye Institute. He subsequently completed a fellowship at Shiley Eye Center, UC San Diego Health. Dr. Wang practices with Glaucoma-Cataract Consultants, Inc. To contact Dr. Wang, please call 724-483-3688.

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YOUR HEALTH

Seniors, Beware of Scams!

Anyone can be a victim of a scam, but older adults are increasingly targeted. Scammers often believe that seniors have substantial amounts of money, and seniors tend to be trusting with strangers. Internet scams are especially common, as many Internet scammers see seniors as “easy prey” who are not proficient with technology, and therefore more easily fooled. This vulnerability to fraud means that seniors need to educate themselves about the common types of scams, and practice behaviors that will keep them and their savings accounts safe.

There are many variations of scams, but some of the more common ones directed at seniors are based on healthcare and Medicare. A scammer may call or email the senior and inform them that they have qualified for free medical equipment such as a back brace. In order to receive their free brace, they are told to provide their Medicare ID number, essentially your Social Security number. Once they have that, the scammers can wreak havoc on your finances, even stealing your identity. Prescription drug prices are a common concern for seniors, and many scams exploit this – they may offer their victim a reduced cost for medications, as a ploy to obtain personal information.

Seniors should never give personal information over the phone especially if you did not make the call. Be aware that the Social Security

Administration as well as the IRS communicate with citizens by mail.

Some scammers will come to the person’s home, claiming to be a representative of a utility or security system company. They may try to enter the home. Technical support scams are common and dangerous. These scams send a false notice about a virus or computer problem and tell you that you must respond immediately by clicking on a link; or, they claim to be “tech support” calling to help you.

Other scams take advantage of relationships. The “grandchild emergency” scam is one in which a young person calls and claims to be the senior’s grandchild, who has suddenly run into a crisis such as being stranded in a foreign country, and needs to have large amounts of money wired to them. Unfortunately, scammers can be smart and creative in their efforts to defraud vulnerable people.

Generally speaking, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you believe that you have been a victim of a scam, notify the police – scamming is a serious crime and can have severe consequences. Americans lose $36 billion every year to these fraudulent schemes, and it is often difficult to find and prosecute the perpetrators.

In Pennsylvania, residents should report scams to the OfficeOf the Attorney General at (800) 441-2555,

Ways to Protect Yourself From

a Scam

• Never provide personal information, account numbers or Your Social Security number to anyone over the phone;

• Do not answer the door if you don’t know who is knocking;

• Teach your family and friends to call you before coming over;

• If a utility company representative comes to your home, ask for ID and look for their marked vehicle; if you are still not confident, call the utility company for confirmation;

• Never accept any “free” gifts, whether its equipment or a cruise that you’ve supposedly won;

• If you have an older adult in your home, consider having a video doorbell system to improve your home security

email at scams@attorneygeneral.gov or file a consumer complaint online. Reporting scams can also be done through the Office Of the Inspector General at (800) 269-0271.

Health Benefits of Garlic

Many people consider garlic to be a staple in their diets, but did you know it also has health benefits? Consider these:

• Dating back to ancient history, the main use of garlic was for its health and medicinal properties. Sulfur compounds from garlic travel all over your body, exerting strong biological effects.

• Not only is garlic is low in calories, but it is also rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese.

• Garlic supplements may help prevent or reduce the severity of illnesses like the flu and common cold.

• The active compounds in garlic can help reduce blood pressure.

• Garlic may reduce both total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, which in turn can lower the risk of heart disease.

• Garlic contains antioxidants that may help prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

• Because garlic has known beneficial effects on common causes of chronic disease, it may therefore help you live longer.

• Garlic is easy to include in your diet and adds flavor in savory dishes, soups, sauces, dressings, and more.

Garlic does have some downsides, such as bad breath. More importantly, if you have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood-thinning medications, talk with your doctor before increasing your garlic intake.

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Keeping Cholesterol in Check

Current nutrition guidelines recommend a diet with 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day, with at least 5 to 10 grams coming from soluble fiber. (Soluble fiber dissolves in water and is found in oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium.)

Here are 11 foods that can help lower LDL (the "bad") cholesterol:

• Oats –Having a bowl of oatmeal or cold, oat-based cereal like Cheerios for breakfast is an easy way to lower your cholesterol.

• Barley and other whole grains – Along with oats and oat bran, barley and other whole grains can help lower the risk of heart disease, mainly via soluble fiber.

• Beans – There are so many choices of beans – kidney, garbanzo, lentils, navy, black, etc. – and they are especially rich in soluble fiber. They also take a while for the body to digest, so you will feel full for longer after a meal.

• Eggplant and okra – Not only are these vegetables good sources of soluble fiber, but they are also low in calories.

• Nuts – Studies show that eating almonds, walnuts, peanuts, and other nuts is

good for the heart, and can slightly lower LDL. They also have additional nutrients that protect the heart in other ways.

• Vegetable oils – Use liquid vegetable oils such as canola, sunflower, safflower, and others in place of butter or shortening when cooking.

• Apples, grapes, strawberries, citrus fruits – These are rich in pectin, a type of soluble fiber.

• Foods fortified with sterols and stanols – Getting 2 grams of plant sterols or stanols a day can lower LDL cholesterol by about 10 percent. Companies are adding them to such foods as margarine and granola bars to orange juice and chocolate. They are also available as supplements.

• Soy – Eating soybeans and foods made from them, such as tofu and soy milk, is not as helpful in lowering cholesterol as once believed, but are still a practical option.

• Fatty fish – Eating fish two or three times a week can lower LDL by replacing meat, and also by providing LDL-lowering omega-3 fats.

• Fiber supplements – Supplements can provide soluble fiber, but there are more appealing ways to get it.

Adding several foods to lower cholesterol should work better than focusing on just one or two. Equally important, a diet containing a variety of these food products can also help to keep blood pressure in check, and is good for bones and digestive health, and for vision and mental health.

(Harvard Medical School Health Beat)

Good News! Coffee is Good for You!

Coffee drinkers of the world, your day has come! After hearing for decades about the detriments of drinking coffee and how you should abstain, there is some good news – news that says coffee may actually be beneficial for you!

Why the 180-degree turnaround? Part of the reason is because people who consumed large quantities of coffee in the past also tended to be overweight, use tobacco, and have sedentary lifestyles – three characteristics that wouldn't be healthy even for non-coffee drinkers. However, as more and more people are paying attention to exercise and their diets, coffee isn't necessarily considered to be harmful any more, and health benefits are in fact being discovered.

For example, a recent study showed that people who drink three to five cups a day were less likely to die from heart disease or stroke, compared with those who drank little or no coffee. Coffee can also give an energy boost, as it can help you feel less tired and increase your get-up-and-go during the day. In addition, it may have intellectual benefits by improving memory and mood.

Along with regular physical activity and watching your diet, one study found a strong connection between coffee consumption and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Coffee may also help protect the liver, as researchers believe the beverage contains an ingredient that could contribute to lowering the risk of cirrhosis, while others found that people who drank two cups per day had a 43 percent lower risk of getting liver cancer.

If you're trying to keep your weigh under control, coffee may give your

body a metabolic boost by increasing the rate that fat burns. Finally, coffee can help lower the risk of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, and spinal muscular atrophy. One study in particular noted that caffeine was associated with a significantly lower risk of getting Alzheimer's.

This is not to say, however, that indulgers shouldn't be cautious, as high caffeine content can create problems in other areas. But overall, those few cups a day may not be as bad as originally believed.

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AUEN, Charles C., 84, of Baldwin, died November 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

BAUMAN, Ronald P., 79, of Baldwin, died December 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

BHATTARAI, Chandra K., 29, of Jefferson Hills, died December 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

BRADSTOCK, Sally A., 79, of Donora, died November 12. Family suggests Donations made in Sally’s honor, be made to the Donora Public Library.

BUTLER, Thomas W., 65, of South Park, died December 1. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park.

CROSS, Clifford C., 61, of Carmel, IN (formerly of Monongahela), died November 26. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

DALZELL, Reese H., 84, of Clairton, died December 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

ELLIOTT, Bob, 67, of Baldwin Borough, died December 10. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

FABISESKI, Timothy Bryon “Timmy”, 19, of Rostraver Township, died December 14. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township.

FIDNARIK, Joyce, 73, of Belle Vernon, died December 1. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi.

GARRY, Vera (SENICH), 98, of Finleyville, died November 24. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

GASPAR, Vivian E., 92, of Bethel Park, died November 29. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park.

Recent Local Death Notices

GOETTEL, Clara B., 89, of Eightyfour, died December 3. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

GRANDILLO, Marshall Anthony 56, of West Mifflin, died December 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

GUTKNECHT, Rose Ann (ERSHER), 84, of Baldwin Borough, died December 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

HANSEN, Anna M., 89, Fallowfield Township, died December 15. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi.

HODGE, Edward A., 67, of South Park, died December 9. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park.

JACKANIC, Joseph James, 72, of South Park, died December 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

JASON, Daniel “Danny” Jr., 58, of Bethel Park, died December 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

JUDGE, Susan, 72, of South Park, died December 6. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township.

KLEMENCIC, Mark J., 53, of Baldwin Borough, died November 30. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township.

KOTYK, Daniel, 77, of South Park, died November 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

KREBS, Carol, 80, of Bethel Park, died November 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

LANDISH, Thomas M., 75, of Monongahela, died December 18.

Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

LINDERMAN, Gloria Marie, 90, of Charleroi, died December 23. Arrangements by Hogan-Schrock Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Charleroi.

LOEFFELBEIN, Kellie Lyn, 59, of Bethel Park, died November 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

MARTINKO, Rupert “Rupe’ M., 85, of Carroll Township, died November 2. Arrangements by Hogan-Schrock Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Charleroi.

McCLOSKEY, Joan Sylvia, 87, of Fallowfield Township, died November 24. Arrangements by Hogan-Schrock Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Charleroi.

MICHALEK, Marie Z. (ZISTERER), 97, of South Park, died December 7. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park.

MILLER, Jacqueline, 91, of Bethel Park, died December 6. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

MOORE, Jesse Raymond, 92, of Finleyville, died December 3. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

NECCIAI, Edith, 58, of Donora (formerly of Monongahela), died December 17. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

O’NEIL, Marianne, 78, of Charleroi, died December 10. Arrangements by Hogan-Schrock Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Charleroi.

PLUNKETT, Thomas Sr., 93, of Bethel Park, died November 26. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

RAMSEY, Claudia A., 71, of Charleroi, died December 1. Arrangements by Hogan-Schrock

Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Charleroi.

RANKIN, Kendall “Ken”, 88, of Jefferson Hills, died December 2. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

SCHNEIDER, Carol A. (STAAB), 88, of Finleyville, died December 19. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

SEVERNS, Julia “BaBa”, of Port St. Lucie, FL (formerly of Jefferson Hills), 95, died December 12. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township.

SHEPPARD, Ronald “Ronnie” J., 70, of Jefferson Hills, died November 28. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township.

SMIDA, John G., 92, of Finleyville, died November 24. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

STONE, Kevin J., 63, of Butler (formerly of Bethel Park), died December 18. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park.

TOMSIC, Charales “Tom”, 82, of Bentleyville, died December 3. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

VIGLIOTTI, Giovanni Miguel, 32, of Monessen, died December 13. Arrangements by Hogan-Schrock Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Charleroi.

WERTELET, Michelle Jordan, 49, of South Park (formerly of Baldwin Borough), died December 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

WIBLE, Douglas C., 68, of Pittsburgh (formerly of Monongahela), died December 10. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

ZETKA, Timothy Philip Charles, 74, of Roscoe, died November 28. Arrangements by Hogan-Schrock Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Charleroi.

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NEUROPATHY TREATMENT

South Hills Peripheral Neuropathy Sufferers Now Have Hope

Tri State Neuropathy Centers, one of the largest neuropathy treatment practices in the USA has opened a Castle Shannon office, located at 3757 Library Road.

Over 30 million Americans suffer from neuropathy and its debilitating symptoms of painful cramping, burning and tingling, difficulty walking, numbness, and even interruption of sleep. Neuropathy has a devasting effect on normal activities that most people take for granted and enjoy. Some of the most common causes of neuropathy are related to diabetes, medications, chemotherapy, and back issues.

“Peripheral neuropathy is a chronic and progressive disease”, said Dr. Michael Renk of Tri State Neuropathy Centers. “Left untreated, peripheral neuropathy will only get worse. It is best to treat it early”. Since 2013, the eight regional Tri State Neuropathy Centers have steadily grown and successfully treated over 10,000 patients with an advanced technology protocol that addresses the causes of neuropathy rather than the symptoms. The program is non-evasive, painless, drug-free, and is FDA-approved.

Find out how Tri State Neuropathy Centers program can help you get back to enjoying all the activities that you love.

To schedule an initial no-cost consultation, call 724-940-9000. Learn more at www.marydancedin.com.

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Home & Garden

A Well-Designed Shower Experience

(BPT) - The bathroom has become a multi-functional space - a place to create daily experiences that cleanse, relax and rejuvenate. Designing this space provides the opportunity to select features and fixtures that bring both art and function to the bathroom. The shower, especially one with a unique waterflow, can act as a living art piece, creating an immersive experience that feels as amazing as it looks.

Indulgent Shower Experience

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

Seller Buyer Address Price

BALDWIN BOROUGH

John Kicinski

Scott Bender Jr. 1141 Marlane Drive $310,000.

Beverly Lamanna John Paul Jones 5250 Meadowcrest Road $169,900.

CMC Diversified Holdings LLC Hoffs Landscaping LLC Streets Run Road $11,000.

Nicholas Fera Jr. Richard Allen and Jennifer Lauren Harber 5330 Blossom Road $275,000.

Edward Pogany Gary Antosh and Jeffrey Clark 1136-1138 Boni Drive $195,000.

Estate of Edward James Welsh Morgan Marling and Rachel O'Toole 467 Grace St. $220,000.

Linette Milkovich Brian Huber 283 Lawnwood Ave. $165,000.

Estate of Doris Ackman Nang Mung and Man San Nuam 3681 Oakleaf Road $160,000.

Rebecca Young CVP Pitt L.P. 5130 Ridge Drive $96,000.

Estate of Lanny Gregg Frisco Ryan Stephon 457 Rosewood Drive $209,900.

Raaz Rauth Devi Paudel and Subas Thapa 5517 Wolfe Drive $285,000.

Phillip Dzubinski Jr. Khem and Chandra Gautam 245 Linhart Ln $320,000.

William David Sankey Timothy Starmack and Kristy Woods 4649 Norma Drive $345,000.

Mark McMahon Holly Ann Gordon 702 Palace Ct $174,000.

Christopher John McDermott Jr. John and Courtney Niedbala 5387 Sagebrush Drive $280,000.

Alexander Pantuso Patricia Brickner 303 Tyler Drive $159,900.

Anton Neugebauer Dennis Masi Jr. and Ashley Masi 513 First St. $221,000.

Michael Behrens Mackenzie Smith 787 Becks Run Road $125,000.

Olivia Marie Blonde Edward Howard Bryan Jr. and Kelly Lepro 3462 Bench Drive $220,000.

Kubir Phuyal Phadindra Niroula 1677 Beryl Drive $235,000.

Estate of Ronald Elco Tanka Nepal 507 Blossom Drive $339,000.

Barbara Harkins Voelker Properteis LLC 5206 Blossom Road $142,100.

Michael Skarada Keyway Homes South Two LLC 641 Brinwood Ave. $98,500.

Jacob McCrea Seth Ruby 2806 Castleview Drive $110,000.

Susan Hodge Corey Daniel Hawkins 3728 Churchview Ave. $36,039.

Estate of Joseph Gulas Lion Apartment Holdings Ltd. Curry Road $85,600.

SRD Rentals LLC Christine Lynn Figurski 5298 Curry Road $180,000.

Walter Weimann Phillip Schoen and Anna Iacovino 5211 Elmwood Drive $235,500.

Timothy Szalkuski Gensler 46 LLC 46 Gensler Road $160,000.

Joanne Moeller Hillsdale Properties LLC 633 Lois Drive $207,000.

Devi Neupane Talon Stewart 543 Lucy Drive $213,965.

Estate of Maryellen Shenkle Devon Koontz 241 Meadowdell Drive $175,000.

Estate of Charles Brutz Jr. Beverly Hunger 3524 Oakleaf Road $65,000.

Virgil Ricciardi Ross William and Krista Ruth 1477 Prospect Road $255,500. James McFarland Daniel Robinson and Francesca Walker 1520 Prospect Road $231,520. James Simon Salamony Gonzalo A. Castro and Adriana M. Brands 3341 Recker Drive $165,000.

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP

Nicole

414 Dewalt Drive $195,000.

732 Highview Road $200,000. Kimberly Hohman

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

Seller Buyer Address Price

Estate of Catherine Canovali Patrick and Angela Walsh 448 Ely St. $56,929. Stream Four LLC Matthew Thornton and Lisa Landy 623 Highview Road $195,000.

BENTLEYVILLE

Dwana Guntrum

Renee Marie Hanna 111 Fourth St. $85,000.

Bjoern Sahm Guy Warner and Sabrina Lin Donnelly 107 Third St. $245,000.

Ray Sofran Raven Shorts 322 Beallsville Road $59,900.

BETHEL PARK

Boris Tafkov

Brandon Quarles Jr. and Alexandria Quarles 4471-4473 Fourth St. $244,000.

Estate of Phillip Fink Almond and David Maleski 1290 Bethel Green Drive $247,000.

Agnes Smith Daniel and Danielle Hillegas 5805 Glen Hill Drive $325,000.

Chad Linden Joseph and Dima Ayoob 141 Grand Ridge Road $510,000.

Timothy Morrell Jr. Cecilia Chapman 2410 Morrow Place $228,500.

Zachary Cole Blake Eric and Jamie Muldoon 202 Orchard Park Drive $280,000.

Daniel Williams II Justin Plansinis and Nisha Contractor 2721 Summit St. $390,000.

Kevin Heisler Mark Gallardo 705 Tralee Drive $280,000.

Daniel Hillegas Christopher Carl and Alexandra Trovato 283 Voss Road $300,000.

Constance Rush Daniel Fuller and Heather McCay 2639 Bethel Crest Drive $358,000.

David Burke Andrew and Leigh McGinnis 6321 Betsy Drive $375,000.

Donald Davison Frank Gregory Cicci trustee 5529 Clark Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $205,513).

Barbara Benedetti

Christopher Woods and Molly Mazzarini 788 Clifton Road $290,000.

Vito Caporal James and Kimberly Leroy 2990 Greenwald Road $345,500.

Yvonne Pearsol Harold Yanko and Yvonne Pearsol 2108 Lenox Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $62,423).

Sherry Rhoads Jeffrey McKay and Raymond Schlacter 453 Lorlita Ln $322,000.

Wayne Starkey Carole Ucciardi 5436 Park Ave. $235,000.

Ernest Robert Rossi Ernest R. Rossi trustee and Karen Rosse truste 684 Rolling Green Drive $250,000.

Mary Lou Banky Ryan and Jessica Fencik 1065 Surrey Woods Drive $326,500.

Ryan Renninger Albert Kammenzind IV and Emily Kammenzind 5211 Texas Ave. $305,000.

Scott Sanders Christine Marie Sarazen 5641 Villahaven Drive $158,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

Seller Buyer Address Price

BETHEL PARK

Lois Scott

Matthew and Christine Scott

974 Vista Glen Drive $170,000.

Nathan Woods John Joseph Horvath III 6059 Baptist Road $225,000.

Estate of Vera Griffin Christine Lee Morris 1317 Berryman Ave. $245,000.

Estate of Sanford Hall Pajer Properties LLC 6057 Boyer Ave. $55,000. by sheriff's deed.

David Fullerton

Jun Hee and Elizabeth Choi 409 Chessbriar Drive $190,222.

Bonnie Lee Morris Jeffrey and Sharon Scott 6026 Dalmation Drive $60,000.

Corey Lopick Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. 2988 Eastview Road $255,000.

Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. Cecelia Stasko 2988 Eastview Road $255,000.

Brian Contino Bhim Dahal and Sevika Adhikari 531 Fruitwood Drive $354,000.

Sandra Georges Timothy James Curran 5680 Koeffler Drive $55,000.

Ronald Rizzo Justin Patric and Jessica Lynn Eiseman 5755 Library Road $170,000.

Pamela Blum Mani and Suk Gurung 1585 Lucille Drive $261,000.

Yun Zhao 1173 Sarah St. LLC 1173 Sarah St. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $204,180).

Brad Bedner Justin and Lynne Zietak 1113 Surrey Woods Drive $372,500.

Peter Gaudio Jr. Krystal Nicole Finkbeiner 1206 Timberidge Drive $165,500.

Estate of Eugene Richard Dudjak Bethel Park Municipality 3604 Valley Drive $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $78,971).

Michael Utzig Daniel and Laura Yost 954 Wilamit Drive $210,000.

Gregory Muszalski Alexander Pantuso and Alexa Kalogeris 1530 Andrea Drive $183,000.

Gilbert Tischler trustee Jerome Digennaro 2774 Bertha St. $50,000.

Caleb Harper Reena Tamang 415 Broughton Road $210,000.

Guillermo Feliz Jeremiah and Brittany Reid 6091 Dalmation Drive $340,000.

Estate of Henry Swartz Timothy and Audrey Szalkuski 5988 Dashwood Drive $265,000.

Aaron Morris Steven and Kira Pfeil 112 Grand Ridge Road $450,000.

Henry Stockhausen Jerome Myron 4939 Highland Ave. $375,000.

Estate of Ekner Hensler Christopher Barton Jr. 1576 Holly Hill Drive $107,000.

Nathanial Blake Hough Brian Swed and Kaela Speicher 3239 Kennebec Road $636,000.

Adam Ray Naugle Larisa Munsch 136 Meadowbrook Drive $241,000.

Estate of Eugene Galbani Ahood and Husam Hameed 5929 Murdock Ave. $90,000.

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Seller Buyer Address Price

Robert Gulley

Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. 231 Santa Fe Drive $420,000.

Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. Andrew Thomas Murrin and Klotilda Lazaj 231 Santa Fe Drive $420,000.

Erika Ingle Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. 3631 South Park Road $273,000.

Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. Anthony John Izzi 3631 South Park Road $273,000.

BRENTWOOD

Jared Thomas Sophia Doris LLC 2813 Brownsville Road $113,000.

Richard Lagamba Jr. Ashton Poage et al. and Melissa Marbury 3601 Kaufman Ave. $1,775,000.

Eliot Mastrovich Mahdi and Sara Bordjah 3406 Kaufmann Ave. $120,000.

Kris Schemm Kevin Jenck and Katherine Cheung Ho 156-158 Sceneridge Ave. $185,000.

United States Of America By HUD Michael Henry 4065 Brownsville Road $151,111.

John Dominici Mark and Erin Craven 3808 Dalewood St. $155,000.

David Cipollone Thomas Cipollone 113 Kaplan Ave. $170,000.

Rocco Dabecco REH QREW LLC 3400 Kaufmann Ave. $82,500.

Catherine Stock Constance Arella Morin 4018 Meadowbrook Blvd. $135,000.

Estate of Ann Cunningham Eileen Butler 119 Olancha Ave. $120,000.

Estate of Michael Edward Dulski Greg Allen McDonald 127 Olancha Ave. $10,000.

Michael Workoff Caitlin Cuomo 236 Wainwright Ave. $180,000.

Alan Wild Kevin Vitunic and Leah Hickey 149 Beisner Ave. $100,000.

Kristy Woods Lauren Williams 2812 Brentwood Ave. $165,000.

Claire Schorr CVP Pitt L.P. et al. 3147 Glendale Ave. $72,500.

Amber Kernan Scott Bender 51 W Bellecrest Ave. $85,000.

Rock Investment Group LLC Tiffanie Russell 4001 Meadowbrook Blvd. $192,000.

George Rusnak trustee Jun Yong Chung 218-220 Pointview Road $340,000.

John Breier Daniel Barker and Curtis Widman 3405 Villawood Ave. $60,000.

CARROLL TOWNSHIP

Chad Crawford Troy Shope 1709 Fourth St. $272,500.

Joseph Dechicchis Andrew Fassinger 1712 Fourth St. $129,750.

Rayond Thorpe Clayton Bobnar Keenan Hill Road $28,000.

JDM Acquisitions LLC Shawn and Kristyn Scears 101 Poplar Aly $186,500.

Anthony Outrich Steve Toland 2113 Walch St. $175,000.

Rhonda Wyvratt Cecilia Kovacs 1333 Anderson Ave. $270,900.

CHARLEROI

Carla Withem

Alec Jon DiPiazza 414 Crest Ave. $130,000.

Nicholas Hough Rebholz Lubash Properties LLC 708 Lookout Ave. $22,000.

Judith Medina Mindi Marie McCloy 704 First St. $83,000.

Charles Gilmore Elizabeth Wrai Sandler 100 Lookout Ave. $89,000.

CLAIRTON

Edward Mozzoni Jr. Our Property LLC 424 Glenn St. $45,000.

Thomas Mooney Clairton Holdings LLC 1116 N Sixth St. $20,000.

Joseph Iannuzzi Winston Campbell 628 Park Ave. $5,000.

William Kelly Barbara Gaylord 957 Jefferson Drive $69,900.

RGB South LLC

Inception Realty LLC 325 N Fifth St. $34,000.

Frances Logue Linda Dayton 1118 N Sixth St. $23,000.

Jesse Hillebrecht

Pitt Vision LLC 605 Sixth St. $62,500.

Helen Scott Ann Marie Ford 4406 Bataan Drive $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $24,477).

Pitt Vision LLC Family Dream Homes LLC 122 Division Ave. $235,000.

Custom Care Funding LLC David and Maria Price 948 Jefferson Drive $34,900.

Cheryl Ann Hurt Pamela Meadows 566 Miller Ave. $7,800. by sheriff's deed.

Vidgar Rubinstein Nechemia Szajnsznajder 341 Ohio Ave. $40,000.

Vidgar Rubinstein Nechemia Szajnsznajder 343 Ohio Ave. $40,000.

Estate of Henry Lasich Christopher Kumanchik and Tina Pariyer 548 Lafayette Drive $69,000.

Selder & Son LLC Adam Parker N Fourth St. $2,500.

Estate of William Ulmer Juri and Kujtim Menko 1003 N Sixth St. $76,000.

Shawn Wheeler Wayde Killmeyer 524 N Sixth St. $40,000.

Realty Empowerment Ent. LLC Mykha and Tequaysha Jackson 364 New York Ave. $19,000.

Steven Duong Jordan and Kaitlyn Workman 393 New York Ave. $95,000.

David Greenwald Kurt and Gaylene Walker 386 Ohio Ave. $33,000.

DONORA

SWK Investments LLC Susan Sepesy and Richard Ellison 462 Sixth St. $15,000.

Protestant Episcoal Diocese Pitts. B Johnny Chiu 967 McKean Ave. $27,000.

Richard Bohon Arthur Lancaster III and April Lancaster 1253 Meldon Ave. $6,500.

RFH Development LLC Guillermo Rodriguez 215 11th St. $15,000.

Sharon Buttermore Chacaj Carlos E. Hernandez & Lopez Juana San 424 Fourth St. $21,000.

Gary Hall Michael Shane Johnson 713 Allen Ave. $25,500.

12 Questions To Ask Before Powering Up The Snow Thrower

(NAPSI)—Snow flurries and winter storms can be unpredictable, so the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) encourages home and business owners to prepare in advance before bad weather hits.

“Outdoor power equipment such as snow throwers can make quick work of a big job,” says OPEI President and CEO Kris Kiser. “Just remember: When getting out your snow thrower, review your owner’s manual. You should know how to correctly operate controls and quickly shut it off if necessary.”

Questions

to ask before operating a snow thrower

Have you read your owner’s manual? Know safe handling procedures and how to operate the controls of your machine. If the manual cannot be found, look it up online and store a copy on the computer.

Have you checked your equipment? Equipment should be powered off when checking it. Adjust any cables and check the auger. If you forgot to drain the fuel before storing your equipment last year, empty the gas tank.

Have you purchased the right fuel? Be sure to use the fuel recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Fuel that is more than 30 days old can phase separate and cause operating problems. Buy gasoline ahead of a storm. For more information see LookBeforeYouPump.com.

Is gasoline used safely? Never add fuel to a running or hot engine. Store gasoline in a fuel container and label with date purchased and ethanol content. Make sure fuel is stored safely and out of reach of children.

Are batteries charged (for battery-powered equipment)? Make sure batteries are fully charged before a storm, in case electricity goes out.

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Is the yard clear of obstructions?

Snow can hide objects. Doormats, hoses, balls, toys, wires, and other debris should be removed. When run over by a snow thrower, these objects may harm the machine or people.

Operating snow throwers safely

Are you dressed properly? Wear safety glasses, gloves and footwear that can handle cold and slippery surfaces.

Is your clean-out tool ready? NEVER put your hands inside the auger or chute. Use a clean-out tool to unclog snow or debris. Always turn off the snow thrower and wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop before clearing any clogs.

Is your snow thrower operated only in visible conditions? Never operate the snow thrower without good visibility or light.

Will you use extreme caution clearing slopes and hills? Never attempt to clear steep slopes. Use caution when changing directions on slopes or inclines.

For electric equipment, do you pay attention to where the cord is? Use an extension cord designed for outdoor use. Be aware of where the power cord is at all times when using the machine. Avoid tripping. Do not run over the power cord.

Are pets and children inside while the snow thrower is operating? It’s best to keep kids and pets indoors and supervised while a snow thrower is operating. Do not allow them to play in the snow as it is tossed out of the chute.

About OPEI

OPEI is an international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of outdoor power equipment, small engines, battery power systems, portable generators, utility and personal transport vehicles, and golf cars.

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

Seller Buyer Address Price

DONORA

Robert Fragello

Tanner and Ashley Brice

31 Manor Road $172,000. Glen Pfab Nathaniel Blackman McKean Ave. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $11,040).

Robert Turner Vincent Joseph Kelly III and Madison Orion Pusater 805 Ninth St. $140,000.

Daniel Ring Ryan Cook 114 Ida Ave. $60,000. Scott Honsaker Jermaine Michael Merrill 730 Walnut St. $84,900.

ELIZABETH BOROUGH

Jonathan Greenwalt Beck & Bean LLC

821 Sixth Ave. $72,500.

Robert Thiry Vincent Rizzo 1013 Eighth Ave. $17,000.

Estate of Josephine Conte Meghann Jobb 310 Center Ave. $155,000.

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP

William Andrew Smith Jacob Hoak 1100 Fallen Timber Road $250,000.

Eugene Rhodes Christopher and Jennifer Zeiler 201 Mccorkle Court $55,000.

Steven Winsor NAP 1 901 Pineview Drive $20,000.

Clyde Allen Baer Donald Brown 5910 Roslyn St. $130,000.

AV Restorations LLC Nicholas and Jamie Guiser 6221 Smithfield St. $160,000.

Charles Barnes Garrett Barnes 158 Broadlawn Drive $200,000.

John Armstrong Larissa Bray 180 Broadlawn Drive $175,000.

Dynamics Properties LLC Jillian Meyer 913 E Smithfield St. $170,000.

Thomas Puskaric Mario David Minyon 720 Everglade Drive $278,500.

Sandra Semcoski Cornalie Investors LLC 1312 Fallen Timber Road $150,000.

Samuel Byers Donald and Danielle Macek 116 Jacktown Road Ext. $237,000.

Larry Sillaman Eric and Elizabeth Stokesberry 415 Oberdick Drive $275,000.

Patricia Zosack Ethan Beisler 1233 Schweitzer Road $122,500.

Deborah Rankin Ronald and Kimberly Andres 295 Broadlawn Drive $500,000.

Robert Johnson Matthew Griesser 21 Colonial Drive $455,000.

Brandon Miller New Homestead Develop Co. 623 Douglas Ave. $111,650. by sheriff's deed.

Estate of Michael Gogoel III Marys Bike Cottage LLC 243 Industry Road $20,000.

Jane Contrella John William Race IV and Joanne Race 2218 Lebanon Drive $191,000.

Estate of H. R McPherson VES Land LLC Roy St. $9,500. by sheriff's deed.

Estate of David Heck Brienna Nicole Metz 1620 Beechvue St. $85,000.

Nancy Capane Adam McNary 311 Oak Ave. $144,300.

William Petrosky Ashley Hitz 417 Stoneybrook Drive $210,000.

FALLOWFIELD

William Porter

John Robert Biagini 291 Twin Bridges Road $80,000. Paul Lentz Harry Michael Wilkinson 176 Walnut Ridge Road $282,000.

FORWARD TOWNSHIP

Tracy Himes Mara Dora Tripoli 333 Rainbow Run Road $180,000.

Forward Township Carolyn Gallick 1071 Golden Cir $15,000. Kathleen Rose Davis William Davis 2101 River Hill Road $145,300. Beth Anne Belejchak Mathew and Jennifer Strope 5199 Mountain Top Ln $795,000. Donna Godsey Wendy Parks 3279 Rainbow Run Road $54,243.

JEFFERSON HILLS

Maronda Homes LLC Dennis Patrick and Celina Marie Reese 105 Foxhound Drive $865,207.

Linda Marie Smith Carl and Susan Fisher 415 Gill Hall Road $137,500.

Carol Giannini Dylan Seddon 236 Waterman Road $287,000.

James Barry Meredith L. Gauthier and Mary E L. Gibbon 107 Andrew Drive $334,000.

Deanna Cirincione Helen Guthrie 339 Joan of Arc Ct $170,000.

Wade Goslicky GOS Properties LLC 1532 Worthington Ave. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $96,398).

Jordan Murn Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co. Independence Drive $150,000.

Michael Edward Mills Kelsey and Jennifer Salvador 418 Labrador Ln $490,000.

Stephen Cirigliano Heather Rene Guarino 2052 Silverdale Drive $371,000.

Maronda Homes LLC Chabi Lal Gautam 114 Foxhound Drive $449,924.

Mary Ellen Voelker Nathan and Sara Voelker 1035 Gill Hall Road $287,000.

Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr Robert and Brooke Gregg 123 Hillview Road $142,100.

Estate of William McCormick Scott Joseph McCormick 2601 Ridge Road $235,000.

Donald Joseph Remson Damber Adhikari and Phul Chhetri 1331 S Randolph Drive $418,250. James F Kemp Inc. Ganley Industries LLC 1837 State St. $175,000.

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MONESSEN

Margaret Latkanich trustee Leo Wiker 96 Scenery Blvd. $125,000.

Estate of Victoria M Trilli Francia Jeffrey Francia 302 Wright St. $2,000.

Auction Flippers LLC Mark Markov 111 Knox Ave. $8,100.

Estate of Anthony Argirakis Mary Gill 3 Overhill Drive $148,000.

Olivia McFadden Ronnie Yowonske 524 First St. $5,000.

Valley 1st Community FCU Joseph and Kerri Federer 118 Knox Ave. $5,000.

Leonard Parzynski trustee Jordan Klett 81 Scenery Blvd. $126,000.

MONONGAHELA

Faye Frye

Primetime Property LLC 215 Second St. $130,000.

Wilmington Svgs Fund Soc. FSB trus W Zackary and Jessica E Kassenbaum 621 Hancock St. $35,000.

LHFC Properties LLC Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB trustee 621 Hancock St. $1 . (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $106,030).

Arlene Schneider Leigha Critchfield 523 Hudson Ave. $40,000.

Alan Miller William Batts 516 Lincoln St. $149,000.

James Weidman Jr. James Weidman Jr. and Vicki McCullough 714 Marne Ave. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $33,523).

Julian Quinn J Savings and Loans Properties LLC 433 Parkinson St. $43,000.

DS Services Group Corp. Wesley and Sharon Rippel 135 W Main St. $25,000.

Peter Shah Gary Manford Warne St. OG $3,750.

Claudia Williams Maks Properties LLC 168 W Main St. $185,000.

Thomas Higgins Daniel Murray 1136 Fourth St. $152,000.

Nancy Macel Joshua Muenzer and Sara Miller 449 Chestnut St. $165,000.

Sally Woods Jimmie Coulter III 525 Marne Ave. $35,000.

NEW EAGLE

Jeffrey Kennell Benjamin and Kira Demers 410 Memorial Ave. $215,000. Twin Keys LLC Sangill Properties LLC 184 Morton St. $36,000.

NORTH BELLE VERNON

Richard Stofan Jesse Prinkey trustee 433 Green St. $36,510.

NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP

Robert Mammarelli Brandon McCall 23 Brook Ln $275,000.

Arlene M Pantely Elosh Daniel John Meisel and Lauren Christine Yule 279 Hamtom Road $635,000.

Scott Molzer Matthew Wieszczyk 121 Pine Nut Drive $415,000.

Carolyn Thorne William and Susan Schmitz Munntown Road $27,000.

PETERS TOWNSHIP

Donegal Land Partners LLC Frances Pucharich 345 Azalea Drive $560,820.

Donegal Land Partners LLC Thomas and Karen Monaghan 351 Azalea Drive $741,662.

Cramer LLC Deemer Wealth Management LLC 117 Bebout Drive $45,000.

Christopher Dawso Stoycho and Nicole Stoychev 682 Church Hill Road $660,000.

Thomas Brenner Michael and Elaine McCue 704 Crosswinds Drive $579,000.

Joel Land Brandon and Laicy Refosco 547 E McMurray Road $260,000.

Timothy Kilkeary Vivian Harbison trustee 276 Froebe Road $820,000.

Justabout Development LLC Alfred Roy Kern Jr. and Lori Kern 525 Harvest View Drive $793,758.

Thomas DeMillion Bryan and Brittany Kesten 137 Phillips Drive $425,000.

Scott Forse Daniel and Erica Mahoney 117 Pine Creek Drive $385,000.

Douglas Mackay Frank Bovina and Kelsie Bianco 101 Sugarwood Drive $810,000.

Five Tips to Prepare Your Portable Generator for Winter Weather

(NewsUSA) - When temperatures drop and snow starts falling, portable generators of every size need a quick check-in to make sure that they’re ready to go before a possible power outage during inclement weather.

The experts at Generac shared five tips to help you prepare your generator for the winter-weather season.

Easy-to Access Storage: When it is not in use, make sure that your generator is stored in an easy-toaccess place in a garage, shed, or other area where it can be accessed during inclement weather. While it’s important to keep it in a dry space when not in use, most storage places are not suitable for a running unit. Any fuel-powered generator must be operated outdoors, away from doors, vents, or windows due to potential carbon monoxide buildup.

Check, Change and Prepare Oil: Check your service manual for recommended timing between oil changes and be sure your unit is ready to run at a moment’s notice, including the use of oil stabilizers and winter-ready oil, if recommended.

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more stable, runs the risk of developing sediment or sludge, particularly in low temperatures. Be sure fresh fuel is available for your generator and add stabilizers as recommended by your owner’s manual.

Double-Check the Components: It’s important to give your generator a thorough check for any damage that may have occurred while stored. Make sure nothing is out of place and there is no corrosion or rust in critical areas. Rodents, bugs, and birds are also known to nest in engines, so clear any pest debris before operation. Manual choking to bring more fuel into the engine on an electric-start generator may also help with low temperature starting.

Maintenance: To ensure that your winterizing efforts have worked, regularly check up on your generator, running it for five minutes to ensure that it’s fully operational. Take this time to double check any of the above concerns and rest assured that your backup plan is in its best condition for an outage.

Generator technology has come a long way. While portable generators can easily power up a few appliances straight out of the box, automatic home standby generators offer greater peace of mind, starting automatically when the power goes out, and with the ability to run continuously until utility power is restored. Sitting outside of the home similarly to a central air unit, a home standby connects via an automatic transfer switch, either wired to power the entire house or just select critical circuits. The power of these generators is tailored to a home’s size and power requirements and is a failsafe for power outages while you’re away from the home. Larger fuel capacities or a direct connection to natural gas lines provides longer term, less complicated protection when properly maintained. Learn more about portable and home standby generators at www.generac.com.

PETERS TOWNSHIP

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

Jessica Petka Ryan Conley and Kristen Welsh 104 Thompsonville Road $368,400.

Eileen Douglas Thomas and Helen McGuire 202 Victoria Ln $410,000.

Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Phillip and Cheryl Apodaca 436 Barons Ct $626,871.

Subramanya Hoysala Michael and Katherine Kubicsek 203 Buffalo Ridge Road $462,000.

Estate of Stanley Kletch Dylan and Stephanie Small 157 Carol Drive $375,000.

Justabout Development LLC Matthew and Maureen Tellefson 492 Harvest View Drive $828,990.

NVR Inc. Matthew Robert and Lauren Michele Sciotto 204 Juniper Way $680,160.

Tomahawk 123 LLC Peter and Beth Ann Mastro 208 Teepee Road $480,000.

Estate of Richard Pataki MD Nicholas Weaver and Allison Rose Modery 104 Bunker Hill Drive $530,000.

Robert Burkhardt Michael and Rebecca Allen 135 Candlelite Drive $560,000.

Peter Hoffman William Moore Jr. and Janet Stanley 151 Roscommon Drive $188,000.

Donald Rush Joseph and Mary Krall 109 Scenery Cir $298,000.

Richard Cobb Daniel and Maureen Kail 337 Village Green Drive $435,000.

Mark Steele trustee Kathleen Perich 134 Ammons Drive $250,000.

Joseph McLaughlin Regis Cagni and Theresa Ray 940 Cagni Drive $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $58,219).

Regis Cagni Joseph and Lucinda McLaughlin 941 Cagni Drive $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $30,007).

NVR Inc. Jordan Andrew and Lindsay Michelle Lang 357 Juniper Way $639,155.

PLEASANT HILLS

Darren Hannum Curtis and Jessica Dunn 349 Delano Drive $250,000.

Sean McCartan Jeremiah and Breanne Waters 344 McClellan Drive $360,000.

Constantine Kokanos Tyrone Fraley and Irina Disconescu 12 National Drive $264,900.

Property Solutions Group Prof LLC Bradford Grimme and Stephanie Fox 156 Dutch Ln $400,000.

James Fleming Tyler Eric Stevenson and Sarah Wilkinson 141 E Bruceton Road $228,000.

Estate of Cynthia Hohn Robin Wargo 339 Old Clairton Road $105,000.

Joseph Dolata III Robert Patrick McGann 27 Dutch Ln $150,000.

Lee Portnoff Robert Steltenpool 99 Pleasant Hills Blvd. $230,000.

Nancy Forman Connor and Elisabeth Sullivan 169 Broadway Drive $265,000.

Stephen Weisbrod Bhagi and Mon Gurung 130 Hubbs Ln $570,000.

Estate of Margaret Miller Brad and Kristin Fogel 365 McClellan Drive $265,000.

William Burcin Tylor Cline and Celina Vanzant 417 Old Clairton Road $300,000.

Wells Fargo Bank NA Tony McLaughlin 150 Old Lebanon Church Road $108,000.

Joseph Crecco Prakash Adhikari 397 Tara Drive $310,000.

Spencer Lynn Carol Willard 117 Temona Drive $235,000.

ROSTRAVER

Estate of Juliano Guiducci Joseph and Debra Lyn Bordas 396 Leeper Road $335,000. Estate of Diane Leah McBeth Brady Thomas Mutich 218 Municipal Drive $140,000.

Kristopher Peterson Dustin Wren and Caroline Hutchison 324 Patton Road $325,000.

Thomas Ambrose Michael McBride and Tara Johnson 341 Robertson Drive $355,000.

Randy Konsugar Joseph and Kristina Haney 342 Comanche Drive $255,000. Matthew Edwards Bryan and Amanda M Como Levi Kathy Drive $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $4,545).

Nicole Fragello Melissa Kulasa 502 Manor Gate Ln $203,000. Justin Nash Robert and Christina Fedor 399 W Spring Grove Blvd. $389,900.

SOUTH PARK

Renae Heasley Patrick James Cox 1283 Armstrong Drive $215,000. Jo Ann Tomshay Connor Deaugustine and Jordan Iorio 5812 Curry Road $175,000.

Morgan Marling Randall Wayne Millholland Jr. 1129 Edith Ave. $190,000.

Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Bishnu Maya Gautam and Chhatra Khanal 829 Frickwood Road $429,299.

Benedict Serratore Daniel Sanders Grant St. $3,200.

Hawthrone Partners II LLC Kenneth and Constance Havrilla 4290 Hawthorn Drive $392,165.

Edward Karr D & CL Properties LLC 1402 Marion Drive $52,000.

Thomas Korposh Robert Barker 1281 Snee Drive $400,000.

Louis Ramaglia Jeffrey and Ralph Tarr 5801 Annette Ave. $150,000.

DRB Group Mid Atlantic LLC Richard Nathanael Emenaker and Laura Wray 893 Bidenford Drive $505,014.

Patricia Lazzari BMZ Associates LLC 6409 Brownsville Road $525,000.

Estate of Dolores Pauline Vukovich Brian Iwanonkiw 2819 Kathy St. $90,000.

Kay Skotnicki Andrew Smith 1110 Locust Ave. $125,000.

Gerard Hugh Hamilton Jr. Aaron James Costa 1470 McElheny Road $543,000.

Jeffrey Lippert Brandon Morrison and Kelsey Cummingham 1640 Southpine Drive $307,047.

Estate of Marion Emry Cody Lee Huseman and Casey Stalnaker 1524 Thelma Ave. $225,500.

Mary Dankanecs Taylor James Gregory and Rebecca Ann Russell 1117 Tyhurst Ln $300,000.

Mero South Park Ventures LLC NVR Inc. 4313 Zenith Ln $80,000.

Mahesh Dahal Chuda Dhungana 6534 Zupancic Drive $280,000.

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Constance Scotti Kristie Lynn Gray 3094 Dara Drive $149,900.

Estate of Joseph Sitar Damian Cooper and Jennifer Sitar 3612A Downing St. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $8,399).

Hawthorne Partners 2 LLC Pradeep Suresh and Smruti Pradeep Mehta 4275 Hawthorn Drive $448,583.

Jeffrey Lentz Franklin James Realty LLC 800 Hidden Ridge Ct 303 $152,000.

Carmine Diulus Danny Diulus 350 Hidden Ridge Ct Apt 202 $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $160,140).

James Aiello Nicholas and Ksenia Petrochko 927 Hurl Drive $275,000.

Douglas Gates Cole Zakis 6620 Overlook St. $112,500.

NVR Inc. Keenan and Danielle Curington 3005 Penbrook Drive $333,310.

Virinder Sandhu Shyam and Malati Siwa 2016 Pinnacle Way $435,000.

Mark Robison William and Christine Alexander 2043 Southwell Drive $235,000.

Mero South Park Ventures LLC NVR Inc. 4315 Zenith Ln $80,000.

Brian Simet Joseph Gregory and Cindy Hanawalt 2407 Bonnie Dell Drive $522,750.

Linda Secoli Matthew and Kristen McNally 2530 Bonnie Dell Drive $85,000.

Barbara McClune Michael and Jeanne Nilo 1488 Greenbriar Drive $238,000.

Leonard Corazzi II Alyssa Marie Pennington 2605 Grove Road $260,000.

Justin Alexander Sellew Duk Nepal 1512 Harding Ave. $250,000.

Leslie Road Assoc. LLC Hawthorne Partners 2 LLC 4294 &4285 Hawthorn Drive $159,135.

Chad Suvak Jeffrey and Jennifer Theiler 280 Palomino Drive $678,500.

Mero South Park Ventures LLC NVR Inc. 2023 Pinnacle Way $79,511.

Matthew Reed Narbada Chapagai 6488 Quaker Drive $285,000.

Jared Gilmore Douglas Powell Jr. 3101 Southern Drive $230,000.

Mero South Park Ventures LLC NVR Inc. 5010 Summit Drive $65,657.

Pamela Valley Timothy and Nicole Williams 1430 Truman Ave. $280,000.

Mero South Park Ventures LLC NVR Inc. 4301 Zenith Ln $80,000.

SPEERS

William Kurtz Amy Gavlik 234 Grandview Way $150,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP

Robert Sherman RonDel Thomas 6207 Brownsville Road Ext. $345,000.

Carol Butler Benjamin and Emily Olsen Finleyville Elrama Road $85,900.

Joseph Campagna Jacy Clark 3701 Finleyville Elrama Road $199,999.

Melinda Liebau Ronnie and Elind Harpley 86 Mingo Circle Drive $35,000.

Estate of Janet Sekon Sam Farrelli 6803 Ridge Ave. $150,000.

Estate of Patricia Jones Diane Reutzel 106 Viareggio Way $246,000.

Maronda Homes LLC Richard Cashdollar Jr. and Mary Ann Cashdollar 163 Viareggio Way $330,609.

Shea Development LLC Braun Holdings Mineral Beach LLC 6299 Route 88 $1,220,032.

Andrew Koteles Top Notch Automotive LLC 6231 State Route 88 $400,000.

Maronda Homes LLC Gregory and Beth Incardona 157 Viareggio Way $318,557.

Michael Hall Michael Partridge Jr. and Robyn Ketter 7092 Beverly Road $176,100.

WHITEHALL

Thomas Hess Manjo Kc and Sabitra Neupane 4786 Beall Drive $280,000.

Michael Calkins Andrew and Danielle Felix McIntyre 4407 McKee Drive $210,000.

Estate of Philip Moritz St. St. Moritz & Associates L.P. et al. 4530 Clairton Blvd. $192,700.

Estate of Rose Keim Keith Donnelly 1041 Dallett Road $195,000.

Lawrence Bommer Jr. As Is Home Buyers Inc. 5 Felix Drive $82,000.

Gabriel Joe Daniel Siegert 1213 Prospect Road $300,000.

Paula Turek John Awuok and Atong Ajak 5069 Raintree Drive $300,000.

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MITCHELL Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Providing Excellent Service For More Than 50 Years. Complete Bathroom Remodeling; Service and Repair; Sewer and Drain Cleaning; Furnace and A/C Installations mitchellplumbing.com PLEASANT HILLS BETHEL PARK 412-653-1855 UPPER ST. CLAIR MCMURRAY 724-941-7360 MON VALLEY 724-258-9411 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE SM HOME & GARDEN

Trending Colors and Textures Inspire

2023 Home Design

(Family Features) Over the past year, architectural design saw a surge in nature-inspired, earth tones, such as calming shades of blue and green. Homeowners can expect this trend to continue into the coming months, but with warmer, richer colors.

This ongoing interest in warm neutrals with earthy undertones and pink and blush shades is likely to be increasingly popular in 2023 as homeowners become more adventurous with their color choices as a form of creative expression.

Trending Colors

Selecting the right colors for your home project is often influenced by both your personal preferences and the latest design trends. Some contemporary options to consider include:

• Earth Tones: Warmer, natural-looking earth tones are versatile, working seamlessly with just about any design or architectural style of home. Some trending hues include muted terracotta, green, yellow and plum.

• Warm Neutrals: Although they’re not typically used as statement colors, warm neutrals bring a sense of comfort while also offering an inviting, blank canvas to let individuality flow freely. On-trend options include shades of dark brown, caramel, tan or off-white.

• Rich, Dark Colors: These deep, saturated hues can make a house stand out and look more modern while still offering a nod to warmer hues. Chocolate brown, brick red or dark jade are popular choices for those who prefer rich hues.

• Pink and Blush Shades: Various shades of pink, rose and blush will be increasingly popular choices for homeowners exuding a

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

Seller Buyer Address Price

WHITEHALL

Rachel Cole

Rachael Maiden

2 Shadow Drive $171,000.

Aimee Madden Kenneth and Kimberly Siegworth 4353 E Barlind Drive $273,500.

Estate of Barbara Whalen Mark Murphy and Marion Evans 5334 Greenridge Drive $147,000.

Estate of Barbara Majer Pralhad Gurung and Chandra Kala Monger 4933 Leona Drive $185,000. Charity Blewitt Tika Ram and Chandra Chapagai 1782-1784 Skyline Drive $221,000.

Derrick Smith Ha Viet Vo 5311 Spring Valley Drive $220,000.

Estate of Stephen Stasenko Jr. Victoria Stasenko 4445 Stilley Road $204,000.

Shaina Marie Vasquez Natalie Florig 320 Benson Cir $170,000. Tu Dang Glenn Homer Lodge Jr. and Katie Nicole Amato 4451 Clairton Blvd. $374,000.

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

Debunking The Five Myths That Deter Homeownership

(NAPSI)—Buying a home can seem daunting, especially for firsttime homebuyers facing record housing prices, tight supply, and rising interest rates. Quite often, misconceptions about homeownership discourage prospective buyers from starting a search even before it begins.

The good news is homeownership can be much closer than you think.

Lisa Frison, Head of Financial Inclusion and Racial Equity at Citi, recalls that growing up her parents rented their home for years before eventually becoming first-time homebuyers. “Even so, I found myself struggling to understand what I needed to do and what resources were available to me when I was ready to buy my first home nearly a decade later,” she says. Here Frison debunks these Top 5 Myths to help you get on track to building generational wealth through homeownership.

1. I Don’t Have Credit (a FICO Score). Nearly 11% of Americans (50 million people) are “credit invisible,” according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, meaning they have no or limited credit history. This disproportionately affects diverse and underserved communities. To help, Citi’s HomeRun mortgage program offers non-traditional ways to demonstrate credit readiness, such as providing proof of paying rent, utilities or other monthly payments.

2. I Don’t Have Enough Money Saved. You may have more money than you think. Many banks offer programs for new homebuyers that do not require mortgage insurance for those qualifying. Also, HomeRun has some mortgages for as little as 3% down, with a minimum 1% borrower contribution. This, along with the bank’s Lender Paid Assistance, which provides up to $7,500 closing cost funds that do not need to be paid back, saves qualifying borrowers thousands of dollars in closing costs, helping them afford more house. These programs are offered only in select markets and have income limitations.

3. I Should Start House Hunting with a Realtor. It seems logical to begin with a real estate agent but your best bet may be to start with your lender, who can explore homebuyer

assistance programs with you and give you a realistic view of what you can afford through a pre-qualification or pre-approval. A real estate agent will then narrow the search to help you find the right home for you and your budget.

4. I Earn Too Much to Qualify for Assistance. Lender assistance programs may be more expansive than you think, especially in response to inflation and rising home prices. For example, Citi has increased lending assistance to borrowers with income up to 120% of median income—up from 80% of the median local income. The bank’s loan officers can tell customers where their income is relative to the local median family income and also whether a property is located in an eligible census tract.

5. I Should Keep Renting Because I Missed the Market

and Now I’m Priced Out. First-time or affordable homebuyer programs can help you get on the path to buying a home you can afford. Remember, a home is more than a place to live and build memories—it is a way to build wealth that you can pass on to future generations. That’s something you can’t achieve by renting.

Learn More

For more information, visit www.citi.com/mortgage/communitylending-homerun.

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Trending Colors and Textures

2023 Home Design

greater sense of self-expression. In home design, look for these colors to appear in coral, pink, red-orange, raspberry or blush tones.

•Sweet Pastels: There are signs homeowners are ready to bring colors back into their homes. Expect to see sweet pastel shades like soft pink, mint green and light purple in furniture, decor and accessories.

Materials with Texture

With warm neutrals and earth tones dominating the color palette, both interior and exterior design will depend heavily on texture to add definition. More design choices will move away from faux finishes and instead focus on natural and authentic looks, many of which can be achieved through brick and stone.

Brick and stone give designers options for adding depth and dimension, integrating a play on light and shadows with a variety of textural elements.

Brick carries a sense of tradition, character and timelessness while also serving as a popular choice for homeowners due to its design flexibility. Qualities such as low-maintenance, resilience, durability, sustainability and beauty make brick an option that allows homeowners to balance function with appearance.

Homeowners can find more than 600 brick and stone products with GlenGery’s extensive product line that offers endless design possibilities and timeless beauty. From handmade to glazed bricks and everything in between, these building products come in a diverse array of colors, textures and sizes, making it easy to personalize living spaces with the latest design and color trends.

Try a virtual design tool like Picture Perfect, which can help you visualize projects, or find other style inspiration at glengery.com

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® 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 EncasementIndividually 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.

Visit Highway Appliance today to browse our selection of Serta iComfort Hybrid mattresses, and see for yourself.

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HITCH – 5.25” drop, 2” ball, pins and lock. $20. 412-425-0342

AUTO LITE – Carbide Lamp with box. $65. 724872-6399

1988 CHEVY CELEBRITY – CL, Eurosport, 2 door, 6-cyl, 42,500 original miles. Good shape. $412, 884-0263

2011 FORD RANGER – Extended cab, high mileage, good shape, 5 speed manual, 2X, 6 cyl., one owner, tow package, $5,500. Text or call, 774269-3940

83 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO - 2 door hardtop. No rust. 2,7000 miles make offer. 724-348-564

818” LINCOLN CHROME WHEELS - 724-986-3152

CONVERTIBLE CARS - 1950’s/60’s. 724-986-3152

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! All Makes/Models 2002-2018! Any Condition. Running or Not. Top $$$ Paid! Free Towing! We're Nationwide! Call Now: 1888-985-1806

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. Followup 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

TIRES – Two(2) 235/45/18 radial tires. $60. 724986-3152

TONNEAU COVER - For 2015-22 Ford F150, 5.5 ft bed, Bestop brand, new in sealed box, $200. Homestead. 561-676-2904

1999 CHRYSLER 300M - Mint Condition, garage kept. Inspected, 81,520 miles. Text interest to 724518-4384. Asking $2,200.

UTILITY TRAILER - 4x8 Texas Bragg, tilt bed $600 OBO. 724-785-6641

1983 FORD MUSTANG 302 – Very Good Condition. 724-938-8240

2016 HARLEY DAVIDSON – Street Glyde Special, 9,360 miles. Needs nothing but rode. $15,500. 724-331-8566

WHEELS OFF JEEP – Five(5) 18-inch diameter aluminum. Five(5) 17-inch diameter aluminum. With tires. $35 each. 724-554-7672

6 HOLE RALLEY RIMS – Chevy or GMC, 74 to 87. $60. 412-425-0342

CHEVY MOTOR - 350 Small block. Aluminum, heads, thumper, cam. – Plenty of updates. Call Rick, 724-469-2114

2015 CAN AM WINDSHIELD – with hardware. Like New. $200. 724-797-3779

2012 SPORTSTER SMOKED WINDSHIELD – W/ clamps. Like new. $125. 724-797-3779

CONVERSION VAN - 1988 Chevy G20, $1,000 OBO. 724-258-6277

NEW TOW BAR KIT - from a 2022 Towson. Lists for $450, asking $170. 412 882 4910.

DUNE BUGGY - 2007 Thunder Motor Sport Joyner 650 Sand Spider, Excellent condition. Only 173 miles. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $4,000 or make an offer. Text or leave message at: (412) 999-4332

SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800-450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details.

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HOUSEKEEPER & CLEANING SERVICE - needed $600/Weekly. Working Days: 3days. Time Schedule: 7AM - 1PM. Email: presidentsen@gmail.com CARPENTERS & LABORERS - J&D Waterproofing and home improvements are hiring carpenters on the home improvement side and foreman/labor on waterproofing . Please call ASAP. 724-746-8870. We’ve been in business 82 years

AUTO & TRUCK MECHANIC - Help Wanted, Part Time. 724-350-5983

LABOR HELP WANTED – Full or part time work. Some carpentry, plumbing, electrical experience helpful. Need drivers license and must pass drug test. 724-350-5983

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 412-2498177 and ask for Doug. Or, e-mail letter of interest or resume to dhaniford@messenger paper.com

CHILD CARE - Sunshine Kids is now hiring loving, energetic people who enjoy working with children. Part time or full time positions available. Please call Tammy at 724-348-6565

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ANCIENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The Ancient American Historical Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania is now accepting applications. Learn about the cultures who visited and inhabited our area and the eastern U.S. in ancient times – Columbus was last. The society does lectures, produces a newsletter, and is planning future field trips. Please write for more information and an application to LAR7436@aol.com

FINANCIAL

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HEALTH / MEDICAL /FITNESS

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CHAIN SAW – Stihl MS 310, with 20-inch bar. Only 5 years old. $300 OBO. 724-483-4860

KOHLER 20 H.P. V TWIN ENGINE – Does not run. $25 OBO. 724-483-4860

RIDING LAWN MOWER – 16 H.P. Wheel Horse / Toro. 32-inch deck. Like new. $900 OBO. 724-483-4860

GRAZING MASKS – For horse or large pony. Brand new. $40 each. 724-483-4860

STEELERS BANNER – Approx 8-feet long x 2-feet high. $25 OBO. 724-483-4860

GOLF BALLS - $5 a dozen. Plus over 200 golf course logo balls, and misc. clubs and bags. 724-228-0669

PISTOL PRIMERS – Qty 1,000. Federal large mag. $65. Call Ray, 412-384-9039

AMMO – 14 Rds. 243 Win 100 gr. SP. $25. 14 Rds. 243 Win. SuperX, 100 gr. Power Point. $25. 16 Rds. 8x57 (8mm) lgman, 170 gr. SP. $20. Call Ray, 412384-9039

LEE 243 DIE SET – Full length sizing – bullet seating die – factory crimp die. New. $30. Call Ray, 412-384-9039

SOLID WOOD DESK – “Executive Set” with credenza and glass tops. $300. 724-737-5761, Lv Mssg.

TRUNDLE BED – Heavy duty metal frame, Twin size, with mattress, like new. $125. 724-737-5761, Lv Mssg.

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CLINT BLACK COWBOY HAT – Size 7 3/8, black, by Bailey USA. $90. 724-737-5761, Lv Mssg.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – NFL Starter brand hooded jacket. Size XL. Like new. $40. 724-872-6399

DVD VIDEO PLAYER – APEX Digital. $40 OBO. 724872-6399

COLLECTOR PLATES – Six(6), Big Game, Numbered, by Bradex. Take all for $55. 724-872-6399

FLAT SCREEN TV – Samsung, 20-inch. $60 OBO. 724-872-6399

ELECTRIC GRILL – George Foreman. $10. 724872-6399

CORDLESS REEL MOWER – Mantis Razorcut. Very Little use. 724-938-8240

WORK PANTS – Armark, blue, size 36 x 30. $5. 412425-0342

6 HOLE RALLEY RIMS – Chevy or GMC, 74 to 87. $60. 412-425-0342

FRANCO’S IMMACULATE RECEPTION – 40th Anniv Shirt, Size XL. $6. 412-425-0342

BAND CLAMPS – Two(2), 2.25”. $10. 412-4250342

HARRIS CUTTING TORCH – Marquette brazing torch, 2 sets of hoses, 2 Marquette gauges. $60 OBO. 724322-1253

KEROSENE HEATER – Indoor. $25. 412-596-3394

LAWN TRACTOR – 12 H.P., 38-inch cut, MTD, 2 new tires, new battery, runs good. $275. 724-326-4642

TYPEWRITER – Electric, never used. Still in box. $25. 724-348-4730

FAIRFIELD FINE CHINA – Christmas Holly, 37 pieces, service for 8 and serving pieces. $150. 724-4133782

RAINCOAT – London Fog, with zip in lining. Tan color. Size 42R. $20. 412-751-5688

GEOFFREY BEENE – New Navy Topcoat. Size 42. $30. 412-751-5688

LONDON FOG – 3/4 Length coat. Tan color. Size 46R. $25. 412-751-5688

LADIES RETRO BIKE - Hand brake. $50. 412-2334194 or 412-527-1171

LARGE TREADMILL – Pro Form. Must Sell. $50. 412-233-4194 or 412-527-1171

CHINA CUPBOARD – Older, Redwood. Must Sell. $50. 412-233-4194 or 412-527-1171

EXERCISE BIKE – Like New. Must sell. $200. 412233-4194 or 412-527-1171

ELECTRIC STOVE BIG CANNING ELEMENTS –Two(2). Also biscuit colored 3 large drip trays, 2 small drip trays, and 1 large electric element. Was for a Maytag stove. $50 OBO. 724-941-5051

MCDONALD’S TOYS – Twenty(20) from 1999 – 2001 – in original bags. Like new. $20 for all. 724-929-8259

BURGER KING BASEBALLS – Four(4) with players face on one side, and story of player on the other side. All for $8. 724-929-8259

PICTURE FOR CHILDS ROOM – 20” x 26” – Young girl with flower basket. $3. 724-929-8259

PITTSBURGH PIRATES BOBBLEHEADS – Five(5) Tom Gorzelanny. New, in boxes. All for $5. Five(5) Matt Capps Bobble heads, new in boxes. All for $5. 724-929-8259

HUGE PUNCH BOWL AND LADLE – 12 cup. $3. 724-929-8259

WOMEN’S LAMBSKIN COAT – Real gray fox collar, Size M. Purchased from Macy’s for $1,500 – selling for $75. 724-366-9524

WOODEN WORK TABLE – Heavy Duty, 4ft x 8ft. Strong. $200. 724-366-9524

HUNTING BIBS – Size XL, Cabela’s Gortex and Thinsulate. Camo pattern. Paid $300 – selling for $50. 724-366-9524

ROTOTILLER – 8 H.P., Briggs & Stratton, 4 years old. $250. 724-366-9524.

VERTICAL BLINDS - (33” x 42”) (68” x 58). $25 for each or $100 for all. 724-986-3152

45 RECORDS - 45s/ LPs from 1950-90. Pop, oldies, country, Motown. 724-986-3152

TIRES – Two(2) 235/45/18 radial tires. $60. 724986-3152

HOME BEER MAKING KIT - 1 gallon, Craftabrew. All accessories, instruction booklet. $25. 724-941-1728

WIRELESS SPEAKERS - RCA WSP255RS 900Mhz –NOT Bluetooth. Plug into stereo. 11x6.5x8.25. $15. 724-941-1728

TALL FRAMELESS BACKPACK - JanSport Rainier, adjustable straps and belt, 5200 CU. in. capacity. $30. 724-941-1728

TIM SMITH AUTOGRAPHED CLIMAX MOONSHINE BOTTLE – Empty. As seen on “Moonshiners” show. $10. 724-941-1728

LAPTOP CASE - Targus Messenger, Model TCM004US, polyester. Fits laptops 16" and under. $12. 724-941-1728

4000W GENERATOR - starts easy, low hrs. $150. Dan 724-344-7803

U.S SILVER PROOF SETS - 2002-2006. $35 each. 724-938-8482

EDGER - Southland SWLE0799 won't start, includes unused replacement parts. As/Is $150. 412-535-3744

CHINAWARE - Service for 6. Plates/Cups/Saucers/ Bowls. From 1947. All for $15. 724-684-5531.

LAWN EDGER GARDEN TOOL - Manual. $7. 724684-5531.

ALUMINUM EXTENSION LADDER - 20 foot. $50 OBO, Homestead. 561-676-2904

TONNEAU COVER - For 2015-22 Ford F150, 5.5 ft bed, Bestop brand, new in sealed box, $200. Homestead. 561-676-2904

BATHTUB CLAMP - On Safety Bar. New. $10. 724684-5531.

TREADMILL FREE! - Pro-Form, Xt CrosswalkSears. Excellent Condition. 724-348-5017

HOYT MAGNATEC COMPOUND BOW - in good condition. Weight 50-60 lb, length 27-29.5", including 17 carbon fiber arrows, extra quiver, sights and trigger glove plus other extras. All encased on a PLano Lock Protector Case. $190. 412-653-3103.

UTILITY TRAILER - 4x8 Texas Bragg, tilt bed $600 OBO. 724-785-6641

AUDIO/VIDEO CABINET - 2 Doors Oak w/Keylock. Holds CDs/DVDs/Video Tapes. Originally $180. Sell for $46. 724-684-5531.

CANDLES -12 inch Tapered. Box of 10. $5. 724-6845531.

BBQ SET - 16 pieces with Carrying Case. NEW. $7. 724-684-4695

MINI BLINDS - Three(3) 1-inch Vinyl White. 35 x 64in. Light Filtering. New in Box. $5 each. 724-684-4695.

2 RECTANGLE END TABLES - 1 round coffee table, glass tops, excellent condition. $125. 412-469-3181

DRILL DOCTOR – Brand new. Handyman 250. $40. 412-425-0342

CEMENT MIXER – Harbor Freight – 3.5 cubic feet. 412-425-0342

UNISET POINTS – plus condenser, GM V8 56-73. $6. 412-425-0342

GIRLS TWIN BED – 4 piece, bedroom set for sale. 2 sets available. Call Judy – 724-344-3238

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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.

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MTD YARD MACHINES – Red, 5/22, 2-stage, New. $450. 724-375-557

LOG SPLITTER – Just 6 months old. Only 10 hours of use. Call Eric, 412-841-8755

LADIES MINK COAT – Full length, color: Autumn Haze, shawl collar. 3/4 length sleeve. $450 or OBO. 412-384-4374

AVON COLLECTOR – Red “Cape Cod” glassware. Over 20 assorted pieces. $40. 412-384-4374

CORNER TV STAND – Oak color. 35Wx24Hx20D. $20. 412-384-4374

SPORTS CEREAL BOXES – Autographed Roberto Clemente Kellogg’s, 1995. Penguins Stanley Cup Champions, 1991 Wheaties. 724-938-8240

RE-VERBER-RAY – Overhead heater, Detroit radiant heater products. 724-797-2251

PISTOL - Bersa BP9 CC SA, 9MM with two clips. $250. Cash buyer, pays transfer fees. Call Jim, 412882-2905, Lv Mssg.

ATV – 2007 Honda Rancher. 800 miles, senior driven. 4x4 automatic. Everything works. $3,500, or OBO. 724-989-0609

JOHN DEERE SNOW BLADE – 46-inch, like new. $200. 724-989-0609

TRAILER – 4x8 with sides. $800. 724-989-0609

SYLVANIAN FAMILIES – Deluxe Family House, 1985 (in box). Includes furniture, accessories, bunny family. $25. Monongahela. Call/text for picture. 412-5510752

PROJECTOR VIEWMASTER – Sawyers Standard, with screen and reels. $25. Monongahela. Call/text for picture. 412-551-0752

LICENSE PLATES – 14 misc., including Bicentennial State, ’76, trailer, truck, etc. $25. Monongahela. Call/text for picture. 412-551-0752

VINTAGE CAMERAS – Five(5) with accessories. $25. Monongahela. Call/text for picture. 412-551-0752

APPLIANCE DOLLY – Used, good condition. $45. 724-872-6399.

AUTO LITE – Carbide Lamp with box. $65. 724-8726399

HAND COFFEE GRINDER Crosser. $25. 724-872-6399

HAND HELD GPS – Explorist 200, like new, with box. $25. 724-872-6399

MADAME ALEXANDER BABY DOLL – 16-inches, in original box with tags, cries when tilled. $50. 412655-7576

WOODEN ROCKING HORSE – Amish made. $50. 412-655-7576

HUMMEL CHILD’S TEA SET – Made in Germany, new in box, never used. $10. 412-655-7576

SHIRLEY TEMPLE PAPER DOLL – “Authentic Reproduction” with photographs, never used. $5. 412-655-7576

GIRLS DRESS – Size 8, Red Velvet Therese brand, lace collar, satin sash. $20. 412-655-7576

CLASSIFIEDS

JIM BEAM COLLECTIBLE – Woody Ford Wagon, no box, perfect shape. Only $25. 724-929-8259

KNOWLES COLLECTIBLE PLATES – Two(2), numbered and signed, surrounded by wood hanger – “Gone with the Wind” series. $5 each. 724-929-8259

GOLD RIMMED GOBLETS – Mikasa. 4 boxes of 4. Brand new, great deal at $3 per box. 724-929-8259

GLASS LAMPS – Two(2), brass and white. Beautiful and perfect. Both for $10. 724-929-8259

CULTIVATOR – Craftsman, 4-Cycle. $150. 724-3669524

RECORD CABINET - For Vinyl albums. $50. 724366-9524

DEER CAMBREL – With scale and hoist. $50. 724366-9524

COFFEE TABLE – Ashley Oak with slate top. Has wheels. $100. 724-366-9524

JOHN DEERE SNOW PLOW – fits old model 345, hydraulic with weights. $100. 724-366-9524

HUNTING BIBS AND JACKET – Briar proof, Size XL, New. Amish Made. $50. 724-366-9524

ONE TOUCH VERIO TEST STRIPS – three(3) full bottles, and 1.5 bottle. Approx 250 test strips. 724-4890139

STEELERS JACKETS – Mens, Size XL, very good condition. 4 jackets in all. Call for details. $15 each. 724489-0139

BLACK LEATHER JACKET – London Fog, size XL. Very good condition. $15. 724-489-0139

MEN’S SUITS – Size 42. Never worn. 1 navy blue. 1 gray-black. $20 each. 724-489-0139

CRICHTON EXPLORE AIR 2 - New, used once, paid $220 asking $120. Call 724-929-6167.

SEVERAL BOXES OF CARTRIDGES - $10/box. 412889-5035

HOBNAIL MILK GLASS - 45 plus pieces. Bowls, candy dishes, vases, salt/pepper, sugar/creamer, candlesticks, more. $150 for all. 412-719-6436.

DOG KENNEL - 5' x 5' x 5' Fencemaster Laurelview. New. $175. 412-719-6436.

CHRISTMAS TREE - NEW in box, 5 feet plus 3 sets of 50 star twinkle lights, NEW. 724-379-6571

EDGER - Southland SWLE0799. Won't start. Includes unused replacement parts. Selling “as is” $150. 412535-3744

PACKING PEANUTS – Clean, 4 large bags, approx 6+ cubic feet. $25. 412-535-3744

CHRISTMAS TREE STAND - Will support any size tree. Heavy Metal. $5. 724-684-5531.

PUZZLES - Two(2) 550 pcs. Christmas Scenes in Sealed Boxes. $4 for both. 724-684-5531

BEAUTIFUL SILVER PLATE - A variety of 34 pieces. Sold either as a group for $125 or best offer or sold individually. Pieces are in good condition and are available immediately. Call Ann 412-709-0475 for more information.

TREADMILL - Fitnation Slim, 3 horsepower, folds up, electric. $200. 412-691-7082

SNAILAX MASSAGER - For neck/back; heated; electric, like new, $25. 412-691-7082

CLOTHES RACK - 2 tier, cloth shelf on bottom, 36" wide/goes to 7'H. $25. Obo. 412-691-7082.

ROCKING CHAIR - Toddlers, Wooden. $50. 724348-5017

CHAINSAW - 14 Inch, Electric, McCulloch, $65. 724-348-5017

AIR MATTRESS - Single size (blue) like new, size: 4 x 42 x 6. (2 Minute Inflation Time) $20. 724-3485017

IMAGINARIUM EXPRESS MEGA TRAIN WORLD SET - 80 + Pieces, 30 Track Pieces (Plastic), 6 vehicles, 45 play pieces, (people & landscaping), Original Box with instructions. Ages 3+. $20 724-348-5017

STEELERS SUPER BOWL 40 & 43 - Sports Illustrated Commemorative Footballs, 12” long. Price for both $30. 724-941-1728

STEELERS SUPER BOWL X - Championship pennant, 30”. Some tape marks. $25. 724-941-1728

GIRLS 4 PIECE BEDROOM SET - Ivory with gold trim: bed, 5 drawer dresser, night stand and desk with chair. $80. 412-835-7277.

ANTIQUE WOODEN DESK - has the old fashioned mail slots inside. $150. Leave a message at 412-3846245

ANTIQUE ROUND TABLE - with cained chairs. $150. Leave a message at 412-384-6245

CURIO CUPBOARD - cherry overlay. $140. Leave a message at 412-384-6245

CUSTOM MANNLICHNER MAUSER – 7x57 caliber with scope. Was asking $850. Will take $750. –Beautiful gun – smooth mauser action – will send pics. 724-379-8261

STROLLER – Super nice. Like new. Unbelievably only $10. 724-929-8259

WOODEN CANDELABRA’S – Four(4) with large candles. 14”, 13”, 12” 11”. Great deal at only $5. 724929-8259

AMERICAN ANIMAL STEINS – Set of three. Created for Tom O’Brien v=by Brazil Co. in 2000. Only $15. 724-929-8259

BEDROOM SET – Dresser, mirror, 5 drawer cabinet, 2 lamp tables, cedar chest. Lite silver, good condition. $195 OBO. 724-348-5243

ELECTRIC SMOKER – Masterbuilt. Seldom used. $45. 412-952-7527

FURNITURE MISC. – Couch, $150. Large book case, $1,300. Executive desk – cherry wood, $400 or best offer. Chaise lounge, $300. 724-544-2015

DINING ROOM – Table, Hutch, Buffet – 1 ext. 6 highback chairs. Good condition. Solid wood. Free. You haul. 724-379-8118

TRUCK BED MAT – Rubber, exc. Condition. Fits F150, 6.5 ft bed. Paid $189 new. Selling for $50. 724-

344-8798

PACK ‘N PLAY – Graco, Infant/toddler. Very good condition. Includes mattress and sheets. Can send photos. $40. 724-344-8691

EXTENSION LADDER – Alumninum, 40-ft, Asking $150. Text 412-736-5097

MEC 12 AND 20 GAUGE RELOADERS - $150 each. 412-952-7527

CHEVY 350 SMALL BLOCK – Plenty of updates. Call Rick, 724-469-2114

NANCY ANN STORY BOOK DOLLS – 1940’s and early 1950’s. $20 each. 412-427-9690

CROSSBOW – Ten Point Stealth. Cadillac of crossbows. Tree stand, broadheads, arrows, tons of extras. Too many to list! $750. 724-366-9524

LAWN ROLLER – Tow behind. All steel. $100 OBO. 724-258-6431

TOW BEHIND BRUSH HOG – Trail Mower, 57”. $3,000 OBO. 724-258-6431

VERTICAL BLINDS - (33” x 42”) (68” x 58) $25 for each or $100 for all. 724.986.3152

HANGING CHANDELIER - with 3 lights, frosted white globes and silver chain. $25. 724-909-2163

CANISTER VACUUM - Filter queen. $100. 412-4452701

TABLE AND BOOTH - Steel legs. $75. 412-4452701

LAZY SUSAN - Ceramic. $60. 412-445-2701

AUDIO/VIDEO CABINET - 2 Doors Oak with Key Lock. Holds CDs/DVDs/Video Tapes. $46. 724-684-5531. HARMON/KARDON - Deck. $50. 724-986-3152

SAVAGE – 11/111, long range hunter, 7mm Rem mag., DNX scope mounts, no scope. $400 OBO. 724344-8798

CRYSTAL ‘SASAKI’ STEMWARE – 7 goblets, 6 champagne, 7 claret wine, 8 cocktail, 8 cordials, 7 juice. Original box, excellent, unused condition. $200. 304-218-9700

CHAMPAGNE GLASSES – 5.5 oz. anchor hocking. Tempered glass. 3 dozen per box. 7 boxes available. Great for catering/wedding reception. $60 per box of 3 dozen. 304-218-9700

FOSTORIA BAROQUE GLASSES – Clear glass water goblets, $10 each. 1-dozen available. Champagnesherbert; $8 each. 1-dozen available. New, unused condition. 304-218-9700.

BABY GRAND PIANO – Kimball. Nice condition, recently tuned. $600 OBO. 412-983-8076

U.S. STAMPS – Used. 30,000 for $175. 724-7463396

SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM – Never used. 4-channel, 3 cameras, and 7” color monitor. 724-938-8240

2-BIKE CARRIER – Thule. Attaches to 2” hitch. $100 or best offer. 412-835-8743

TRUCK BED STORAGE BOX – for pick-up trucks. $15. 412-425-0342

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BASKETBALL HOOP – Portable/Adjustable height, weights and new ball. $125. 724-379-6571

FIRST DAY ISSUE POSTAL COVERS – 50 states birds & flowers, in tan leather album. Valuable collection “1982”. $50. 724-929-8259

BUDWEISER COLLECTIBLE STEINS – Three(3), still in box, all numbered and dated. Beautiful, perfect condition. $10 each. 724-929-8259

RUBBERMAID SHED - 7' x 8' new condition $400. 724-314-3014.

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT - Health rider $20. Gazelle free style cross trainer $20. Jake cardio cruiser $10. All for $30. 724-314-3014...

STIHL CHAINSAW - with case -Farm Boss Model, like new, $275. 412-251-7291

BLACK AND DECKER - sander and jig saw. $35. 412-655-9127

WII GAMING SET - Complete. $50. 412-655-9127

L.P. RECORD CABINET – Wood grain, glass door. 38” H x 19” W x 15” D. 3 shelves and lower record rack. Exc. Condition. $60. 724-348-5243

THE CLUB STEERING WHEEL LOCK - (1) for SUV’s, (1) for cars. Red. $40 for both. 724-941-1728

OSCILLOSCOPE TEKTRONIX 7603 - Very clean good working order. $300. 724-941-8728

1940’S DESK - leather top, normal wear and tear, $40. Call 412 835-5946

ADOPT A REAL FRIEND. We'll make you smile. Satisfaction guaranteed. Washington Area Humane Society 724 -222-7387

GAS POWERED ROTOTILLER – 12-inch width or smaller. 412-667-8154. If no answer – please leave mssg.

FINLEYVILLE BREWING – Old Beer bottles and memorabilia items from Finleyville Brewing wanted. Will pay top dollar! Call 424-215-9385

U.S. STEEL LOGO ITEMS – Old memorabilia, collectibles and items with U.S. Steel logo wanted. Call 424-215-9385

WANTED ANTIQUES – Sterling silver, old Christmas decorations, old lamps, oriental rugs, paintings, crocks with blue decorations, gold jewelry. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203.

SEEBURG JUKEBOX CARTRIDGES/PARTS – 724986-3152

18” LINCOLN CHROME WHEELS - 724-986-3152

OLD 45/LP RECORDS - (rock n roll )724-986-3152

JUKEBOXES/PINBALL MACHINES - 724-986-3152

CONVERTIBLE CARS - 1950’s/60’s. 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

CLASSIFIEDS

WANTED OLD FISHING TACKLE - Lures, Reels, Tackle Boxes, Minnow Buckets, Fly Reels / Rods etc. the older the better. Call 412-414-8464, if no answer please leave a message.

OLD HOT WHEEL CARS - Redlines. Has the red ring on the tires. Made from 1968 to 1977. A few or your collection, I am willing to look at them. Can meet. Also have PayPal. 724-984-9085

OLD INSULATORS - buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724-782-0539.

NOTICES

SEEKING SENIOR CITIZEN - who likes to play Canasta, 500, Chess or Other Board Games would like to find another Senior who likes the same. You must live within a reasonable distance from Peter's Township due to cost of gas etc. If interested, please contact me at: maryruthk@verizon.net

SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800-450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details.

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

SERVICES

SOUTH HILLS PAINTING CONTRACTOR

Providing Residential, Commercial and Power Washing Services Discounts for Veterans and Senior Citizens Glenn at (412) 913-4327 or EPSGlenn@gmail.com www.elitepaintsolutions.net

LAWN SOLDIER - Lawn mowing, mulching, hedge trimming, yard cleanup, tree service, retaining walls, and pressure washing. Call Todd at 724-797-6031 or John at 412-515-5222 for 10% early bird special or veterans and senior citizen discounts.

KEEP IT SIMPLE HANDYMAN SERVICES -electric, plumbing, all your handyman needs. Call 412-253-5163

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. GRASS CUTTING BY BOB 724-348-6593

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FOR RENT DOG BARN – Insulated, shingle roof, siding.

15’ x 12’ x 5’ high. Cost $4,000 to make – will sell for $400. 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 @ 724-941-5737.

ADOPT A REAL FRIEND. We'll make you smile. Satisfaction guaranteed. Washington Area Humane Society 724 -222-7387

FOR RENT - 3 bedroom house in Bethel Park. Off street parking, no pets, Section 8 accepted. Call between 9A-5P. 412-831-3862

RENTAL PROPERTY - (Finleyville/Peters Twp.) Lawson Plaza, paved lot, block bldg, heated warehouse; restroom/kitchen, 12-ft high garage door, with opener. 2,880 sq. ft. 724-350-2746.

MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – 4 lots, 1 vault. $500 each. 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909

JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY – Companion Lawn Crypt for 1 or 2. Garden of Pillars. Includes perpetual care. $2,500. 412-489-5699

MON VALLEY MEMORIAL CEMETERY – Lot 130, block 5, single burial lot. $450. 724-872-0721

SPACE FOR SUBLET – Belle Vernon area, great location. Available weekday mornings, weekday afternoons, and weekends. 412-758-8352

CONCRETE WORK - Retaining walls, driveways, all types of cement repair work, free estimate, reasonable (412) 889-5035

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. 724-2585336 dcheplic@ gmail.com. Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfers and montages.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/

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