Community Resources

Emergency Services

Dial 9-1-1 when you need emergency assistance from the police, fire department, or rescue team  (operated by the Allegheny County Emergency Services (ACES).


Police (serviced  by the Ohio Township Police Department)

Police Chief: Joe Hanny, jhanny@ohiotwp.org
126 Lenzner Ct
Sewickley, PA  15143
Ohio Township Police Department website
Office Hours Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Police Administration Office
Non-emergencies: 412-259-8304
Fax 412-259-8306

Fire (Ben Avon Volunteer Fire Department)

Fire Chief:  Jim Rupert
Assistant Chief: Gary Buckman
7219 Church Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Non-Emergencies:  (412) 761-7566
FAX (412) 734-9296
Ben Avon Volunteer Fire Department website

Northwest EMS (ambulance service)

Non-emergencies: (412) 331-2600
Northwest EMS website

Municipal Services

Information coming soon.  In the meantime, please call the Borough Office at (412) 766-7704.

Public Works Projects (Roads/Parks/Public spaces)

Avon Park closed for gas pipeline maintenance

Avon Park is closed while the Buckeye Pipe Line Company reseats the gas line that runs through the park.  Ben Avon will keep residents updated as to the progress.

Information regarding general utility work

Utilities prefer laying new main line under the sidewalk versus the road as restoration is less expensive both now and in the future: in addition to being less disruptive to traffic. When laying new line under a sidewalk, they keep half of the sidewalk during construction to allow for some form of temporary walkway through the site during the time between project completion and when a new sidewalk is installed. When the new sidewalk is installed, they remove the other half of the concrete and will replace the full width of the sidewalk.

Ben Avon Department of Public Works Expected Road Projects for 2018

Below are the anticipated road projects that will be taking place during the summer of 2018. Plans are in place for utility work with Columbia Gas and West View Water as well as sewer inspections and repairs/replacements as necessary.
Upon completion of all utility work, street repaving is anticipated over the next four months, through September.  Please be advised that most of these projects are dependent upon the Gas and Water Authority's schedules and all timelines are tentative until actually completed. Please contact Ben Avon Borough at BenAvon@benavon.com or (412) 766-7704 with any questions or comments. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we work to improve your neighborhood.
  • Alder Drive - West View Water is replacing the main water line. Upon completion Columbia Gas utility work will take place. Post all utility work, Alder Drive road repaving will occur from Brighton all the way to Spruce Streets.
  • Brighton Road - Columbia Gas and West View Water utilities will be conducting ongoing work on Brighton Rd between Rt. 65 and Forest Ave. There will continue to be intermitten closures on Brighton and Route 65 as this work continues. Upon completion of the utility work, the street will be repaved.
  • Courtney Way - Road repavement between Brighton and Church Avenues.
  • Dalzell Avenue - Columbia Gas will be testing and laying a new mainline.  New services will be installed for each home.  Work is expected to be completed over the summer and the street will be repaved upon completion.
  • Dickson Avenue - Road repavement between Rt. 65 and Woodland Avenue
  • Flaccus Avenue - West View Water is conducting water line work.  Upon completion the street is expected to be repaved between Forest and Dickson Avenues.
  • Marvin Way - Road repavement between Hilands and Rostrevor
  • Monitor Avenue - Road repavement between Route 65 and Brighton Avenue
  • Ridge Avenue - Road repavement between Brighton and Church Avenues
  • Rostrevor Way - Road repavement between Church Avenue and end of road
  • Short Street - Road repavement between Alder Drive and Berringer Road
  • Sturgeon Avenue - Road repavement between Dickson and Ridge Avenues

As always, thank you so much for your continued patience and appreciation as we work diligently to improve our community.  If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact the Ben Avon Borough office at BenAvon@benavon.com or (412) 766-7704.

Avonworth School District

The School District of Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Emsworth, Kilbuck and Ohio Township is the Avonworth School District. The Avonworth School District has established a reputation for providing excellent educational opportunities for its students and ensuring their needs come first.  Our mission is to empower students through authentic experiences to become creative, innovative thinkers.

258 Josephs Lane Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.369.8738

www.avonworth.k12.pa.us

 

Local Hospitals

This information is coming soon.

Libraries

Ben Avon Bookmobile stop

  • The privately funded Ben Avon Bookmobile - a library on wheels, is part of the Allegheny County Library Association. It stops in front of the Anchor & Anvil Coffee Shop every other Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m except for holidays. Click here for the 2018 schedule or refer to the Ben Avon calendar for the current dates. The Bookmobile carries a full range of books, DVDs, magazines, and more. You can request online that your favorite books be held for pickup.
  • All books can be checked out for a total of 3 weeks, except best sellers which only circulate for a week. Books and materials may be requested by calling 412-921-2521, Monday through Friday 8am-4pm or online through the Catalog at ACLABookmobile.org. See the Calendar for stop dates.
  • You can manage your library account or request books on-line, too. Simply go to www.aclabookmobile.org and click on "My Account" at the top of the page. If you don't have a library card, you can sign up for one online, too! Learn more about requesting books for the Bookmobile.
  • Need a library card? You can register for a card at any stop, just bring along some identification showing your current address. Your card can then be used in every library in Allegheny County that is a member of the Allegheny County Library Association.
  • Returning Materials: All circulating items may be returned to any library in Allegheny County.
  • Want to keep something a little longer? Renew items online, or by calling the Mobile Library Services at 412-921-2521, or the renewal center at 412-622-1896. (Items on reserve can not be renewed). You can also renew your books at ACLABookmobile.org.
  • Closures and Holidays: Please call 412-921-2521 for information regarding cancellations due to bad weather conditions.
  • Funding for the ACLA Mobile Library Services: Targeted services and programs provided by the ACLA Mobile Library Services for seniors and children are supported by the 1% sales tax from the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
  • Funding for the Ben Avon Bookmobile stop is provided through contributions from local residents and community organizations.

Other Libraries nearby:

Information coming soon.
Parks

Avon Park is situated in the heart of Ben Avon, between Perrysville Avenue and Walnut Street.  With new playground equipment, basketball and tennis courts, as well as a walking trail through nature, Avon Park is the perfect place to hang out for the day.  It is close enough to walk and has enough to keep the kids and you occupied for a couple of hours.  It is open from dawn to dusk and is located just off of Perrysville Road.  Below are additional pictures of Avon Park and Walking Trail.

Avonworth Community Park 
498 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 766-1700

Avonworth Community Park is located on Camp Horne Rd., just north of Ben Avon.  It is outfitted with a swimming pool, fully equipped with a slide, as well as tennis and basketball courts.  It also has a pavilion with picnic tables for a perfect day out from the spring to the fall.  In addition, there is an indoor party facility that can be rented for your next get-together.  Watch the flowers bud and the leaves turn colors as the kids play on an enormous castle/fortress playground with swings, slides and teeter totters.  Also located on the grounds are beautifully manicured baseball and softball fields where area teams play.

For additional ACORD Park information, please visit:  http://www.avonworthcommunitypark.org/

Houses of Worship
Assembly of God

McKees Rocks Assembly of God
835 Broadway Avenue
McKees Rocks, 15136
(412) 331-8020

Baptist

First Baptist Church
622 Rockwood Avenue
McKees Rocks, 15136
(412) 331-6332
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
36 Meade Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 766-8382

Brethren

First Brethren Church
430 South Evaline
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 682-3526

Buddhist

Zen Center of Pittsburgh
Willow Ridge
Sewickley, PA 15143
(724) 741-1262

Catholic, Roman

Scared Heart
154 Orchard Avenue
Emsworth, PA 15202
(412) 761-6651

Sacred Heart is the Avonworth community's Catholic Church as assigned by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Beautiful River
45 N. Sprague Avenue
Bellevue, PA 15202-3196
(412) 766-6660

St. James
200 Walnut Street
Sewickley, PA 15143-1529
(412) 741-6650

St. Mary (Aleppo Township)
444 Glenfield Road
Sewickley, PA 15143-2351
(412) 741-6460

Christian Science

First Church of Christ Scientist
222 Beaver Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 741-4552

Episcopal

St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church
2365 McAleer Road
Franklin Park, PA 15143
(412) 364-5974

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
405 Frederick Avenue
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 741-1790

Hindu

Sri Venkateswara Temple
1230 South McCully Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
(412) 373-3380

Islam

Islamic Center
4100 Biglow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 682-5555

Jehovah's Witness

North Hills Congregation
173 Reis Run Road
North Hills, PA 15237
(412) 366-9320

Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
2022 Reis Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 364-5000

Lutheran

Emanuel’s Lutheran Church
10 North Fremont
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 766-6633

St. James Lutheran Church
Pittsburgh and Center Avenue
Bellevue, PA 15202
(412) 761-1188

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
638 California Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 761-4010

Methodist

Bellevue Central Methodist Church
2 North Sprague Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 761-1343

Greenstone United Methodist Church
939 California Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 761-3221

West View United Methodist Church
146 Cornell Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
(412) 766-2223

Orthodox

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox
419 S. Dithridge Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
(412) 682-3866

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
318 Munson Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
(412) 331-1053

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
(412) 331-9288

Pentecostal

Damascus Church of God and Christ
524 North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 321-1911

Presbyterian

Community Presbyterian Church
7501 Church Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 761-1233

Emsworth United Presbyterian Church
73 Hiland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 766-4238

Forest Avenue Presbyterian Church
898 Forest Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 766-3455

Quaker

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15123
(412) 683-2669

Synagogues

Beth Shalom Congregation
5915 Beacon Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 421-8857

Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-6566

Tree of Life Congregation
5898 Wilkins Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-6788

Local Organizations

The Avon Club is a social and community service organization with membership open to women age 18 or over who live or work in the Avonworth School District. Avon Club holds a number of activities designed to raise funds for location nonprofits and community groups.  Some of these activities include:

  • Fall Festival:  A street fair in downtown Ben Avon that features crafters, food, music and fun.  It is usually held in late September or early October on a Saturday.
  • House Tour:  Avon Club has hosted a number of house tours that feature leading homes in Ben Avon.  Last year's tour was during the Christmas season.
  • Avon Eaters:  Approximately four times a year, members of Avon Club and their spouses meet at local homes for an elaborate dinner and libations.
  • Avonworth Scholarship:  Each year, the Club presents two deserving young women a college scholarship.

Avonworth Historical Society is dedicated to documenting the history of the Avonworth community and its future development, providing a sense of history and place for upcoming generations. Our purpose is to collect the artifacts, stories and images from the original settlers to those of its newest inhabitants. We aspire to chronicle the progression of our original communities of Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Emsworth, as well as the transition of Ohio and Kilbuck Townships from rural areas into vibrant new communities.

Community Theatre Players is an organization that seeks to give interested persons the opportunity to participate in the staging and performance of plays and to offer the community at large quality theater productions on a regular basis.

CTP has been staging productions in Ben Avon since 1989. Currently, we produce one major play in the fall and several smaller events throughout the year. CTP is always looking for people to work at all levels of production, including actors, set constructors, painters, decorators, costumers, stage crew, lighting, sound, ushers, and many other roles. If you are interested or would like to be included on our mailing list for future productions or auditions, please contact them at ctp@bactp.com.

The North Suburban Chamber of Commerce (N.S.C.o.C.) represents a wide variety of businesses in the North Boroughs area of Pittsburgh, PA. These businesses are situated in seven municipalities just north Pittsburgh including Avalon, Bellevue, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Emsworth, Kilbuck, and Ohio Township. The goal of the N.S.C.o.C. is to provide businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations with benefits, marketing and networking opportunities to help keep them competitive in today’s commercial markets. Additionally, the N.S.C.o.C. also provides its members with a host of other benefits including monthly networking meetings, advertising and promotional events, an interactive web site linking visitors to member’s home web pages, mail permit availability, cooperative ventures, opportunities to voice views to municipal officials, and sponsorship of community-wide events.

If there is a local organization you would like for us to consider including on this site, please contact benavon@benavon.com.

Youth Sports

There are a number of nonprofit associations and organization who organize teams for children living in Ben Avon as well as the Avonworth (Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Emsworth, Kilbuck and Ohio Township) and Northgate (Bellevue and Avalon) communities. While the purpose of each organization is unique, they generally adhere to these principles:

  • Building fundamental athletic skills of the children.
  • Encouraging team participation and sportsmanship.
  • Stress having fun (some within competitive environments).
  • Prepare children for school-based sports programs (so that they have some skill and interest prior to going out for a team).
  • Encourage parents to be active participants with their children, including coaching and other activities.

YMCA of the North Boroughs (Soccer program in cooperation with the Avonworth Athletic Association [read more below])

629 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202

(412) 761-1227

The YMCA offers Soccer (Fall and Spring), Basketball and other sports for children ages kindergarten through 7th grade. For example, the YMCA serves as the "in-house soccer program" where young children are encouraged to join prior to joining a travel squad (usually not before the 3rd or 4th grade). The travel squads typically play on fields located throughout the north Pittsburgh communities.

The YMCA of the North Boroughs has serviced the Ben Avon area since 1876. Presently, it has baseball/soccer fields, brand new workout and equipment room, a kitchen and all purpose room. It also offers after school care, camps, family focus programs, health and fitness programs, as well as youth and teen programs. For more information, please call (412)761-1227, fax (412)766-9408 or email northboros@ymcaofpittsburgh.org. The website for the North Boroughs YMCA is http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/ymca/locations/showlocation.asp?id=12.

The North Boroughs YMCA (Bellevue branch) has been recently renovated, and now includes a state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Center - a great asset to the community. As a non-profit, their mission is to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. They offer scholarships and subsidies, making YMCA programs accessible to everyone in the community from children to seniors.

Avonworth Athletic Association (AAA) – A nonprofit organization with elected board members that provides Little League baseball for youths 5-18 years old in spring and fall leagues. Monthly meetings are held the 2nd Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and the Emsworth Borough Hall. Serves the Avonworth community with baseball teams from T-ball to colt league.

Avonworth Girls Athletic Association (AGAA) – A nonprofit organization with elected board members that provides softball, basketball and more to be added for girls 6-18 years old. Spring and fall seasons with playing locations in Ohio Township, ACORD Park and Mayernik Field in Emsworth.

Avonworth Eagles Youth Football and Cheerleading – The Avonworth Eagles Incorporated is a nonprofit organization serving the Avonworth and Northgate communities with an elected board. The focus of our organization is to teach our children 5-13 years old the fundamental skills of football and cheerleading, while stressing fun and good sportsmanship. Seasons begins late summer-fall.

Avonworth Soccer Organization (ASA) – U9 and U19 (under 9 and under 19) boys’ and girls' soccer teams. ASA fields teams all year round. In the spring and fall outdoors and in the winter at the various indoor facilities in the area.

Going on Vacation

During vacation season, we’d like to remind everyone of a few tips for keeping the neighborhood safe.  If you are able, notify a neighbor to keep an eye on your house when you go on vacation.  Leaving a light on a timer or keeping outdoor lighting running is helpful.  Always secure windows, doors and vehicles.  At any point if you have an incident to report, see suspicious activity, or simply have a question or concern, PLEASE call the Ohio Township Police so incidents can be properly investigated in a timely manner and questions answered.  Social media is not the best way to ensure public safety.  You are encouraged to remember if you “See something, Say something”.  Just call 911 any time or call (412) 259-8304 during business hours.  You can also let the OT Police know you are going out of town and they will do random checks of your residence during that time.  OT patrols Ben Avon 24/7 on a very thorough schedule.  Making them your first call will help us all.  Enjoy your summer, travel safely and welcome each other back home to Ben Avon.