Community Resources

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,
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 (Emsworth Volunteer Fire Company)

Fire Chief: James Kohl
Assistant Chief: Ryan Gilmore
Captain: Michael Adams
171 Center Avenue
Emsworth, PA 15202
Non-Emergencies:  (412) 766-3055
Emsworth Volunteer Fire Company website

Northwest EMS (ambulance service)

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

Alcosan - Provides wastewater treatment services to 83 communities including Ben Avon Borough.  ALCOSAN’s 59-acre treatment plant is one of the largest wastewater treatment facilities in the Ohio River Valley, processing up to 250 million gallons of wastewater daily.
3300 Preble Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 766-4810

Avonworth Historical Association -  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.
300 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
(412) 748-0104

Columbia Gas -  provide natural gas service to residential, commercial and industrial customers in 450 communities in 26 counties throughout Pennsylvania, including Ben Avon.

Duquesne Light -  has been around for over a century working around the clock to deliver a safe and reliable supply of electricity to nearly 600,000 customers in Allegheny and Beaver counties.

411 Seventh Avenue (6-1)
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 393-7100

Harshman CE Group - provides full Service Building Code Enforcement, Permitting, and Inspection services to Ben Avon.

100 Courson Hill Road
Washington PA 15301
United States Post Office: North Side Branch -  The U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 155 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

1001 California Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15290
(412) 359- 7084

Waste Management - The largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 21 million municipal, commercial and industrial customers in the U.S. and Canada, including Ben Avon. For more information on trash and recycling services, visit the FAQ page, Garbage Collection, Recycling & Utilities

West View Water Authority - Located in West View, Pennsylvania and supplies water to 32 municipalities and over 200,000 people in portions of Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties of Pennsylvania.  The Water Treatment Plant is located on Neville Island with the main source of supply from the Ohio River and wells on Davis Island.  Wells are maintained and used in the event of an emergency to augment the water supply.  Granular activated carbon is used in the treatment process and the water quality meets or exceeds all local, state and federal regulatory standards.  The Treatment Plant is capable of treating and pumping 40 million gallons of water a day.

210 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh PA 15229
(412) 931-3292  (Non-Emergency Number)
(412) 931-3500 (Emergency Number)

Know Before You Dig!

Because even relatively minor excavation activities like landscaping or fencing can cause damage to a pipeline or utility lines, always contact the 811 One-Call Center before engaging in any excavation, construction, farming or digging. Most states require 2 working days notice to the One-Call Center to allow the utility operators to mark their pipelines and utilities at your proposed digging site.

One easy FREE phone call to 811 starts the process to get your underground pipelines and utility lines marked.  Once lines have been marked for your project, you will know the approximate location of your pipelines and utility lines, and can safely dig.  More information regarding 811 can be found at

Avon Park may be closed for gas pipeline maintenance

Buckeye Pipe Line Company is working in Avon Park to reseat 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.


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 public works department at or (412) 761-5311.

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


Please note this is not a complete listing of all medical services available in the region.  Please consult your primary care physician or, if you are experiencing a true emergency, call 9-1-1.


Ben Avon Bookmobile stop

  • The ACLA Bookmobile serves Ben Avon through a public/private partnership. It is part of the Allegheny County Library Association. It stops in front of the Anchor & Anvil Coffee Shop every other Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. except for holidays. Refer to the Ben Avon calendar for the most current dates and times. The Bookmobile carries a full range of books, DVDs, magazines, and more. You can request online to have 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 See the Calendar for stop dates.
  • You can manage your library account or request books on-line, too. Simply go to 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
  • 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:


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:

Assembly of God

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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 The website for the North Boroughs YMCA is

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.

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.

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