Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

NEWS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

NEWS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

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Borough officials are hoping to stabilize a hillside permanently after having a main water line break twice last week.

Borough Manager Elaine Rakovan said Tuesday that a company would be in this week to do core samples and see how far underground the earth shifted in landslides that broke the line Jan. 16 and again two days later.

The broken line is an 8-inch main that feeds treated water into the Kellinger Drive water tank. The 100,000-gallon tank is one of two serving the northern part of Baden; two others serve the southern end of the borough.

Both breaks caused water levels in the tank to drop, and the first time the hill at the end of Grant Avenue shifted it broke a line serving about a dozen homes in the area.

Rakovan said one house, at the end of Grant, had been without water since, and had sustained damage to the porch and driveway. She said the owner was staying in a hotel.

Meanwhile, Rakovan said, the borough has been plagued with breaks in a line between Phillips Street and Mount Gallitzin Academy, a Catholic elementary school. She said the breaks were weather- related, and were so extensive that the borough had by Tuesday asked for help from the Ambridge Water Authority.

"They fix it in one spot and another spot breaks," she said.


The Beaver County commissioners have hired Beverly Sullivan, of Brighton, to replace newly retired Brandon James as head of the county office on aging.

The commissioners held a lunch reception for James, who had been with the office since it began 26 years ago.

Sullivan was most recently director of the county office of Catholic Charities, and is also a psychologist with a private practice in Beaver. She's been working in the field of social work and mental health since 1973, including extensive work with seniors. …

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