Following the Ambridge Area Education Association (AAEA) strike which ended in early January, the Ambridge Area School District and the Association entered into non-binding arbitration in an effort to resolve the ongoing contract negotiations. The arbitration hearing was held on April 12, 2017. Typically, the hearing is closed and an award is reached in 20 days. However, in this case, the parties requested that the arbitrator keep the hearing open if he did not think the decision would result in a settlement.
Ambridge business owner and Harmony Township resident was in an accident with her vehicle on Thursday evening and was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh where she remains in critical condition and under the care of the medical staff.
Emma (Eva) Chudler, owner of Touched By Time Collectibles was airlifted by STAT Medevc.
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Arbitrators Rule District’s Last, Best Offer Reasonable and Feasible
The Ambridge Area School District is pleased to announce the Act 88 arbitration panel has returned a majority decision in favor of the District’s final, best offer to the Ambridge Area Education Association (AAEA). The decision, issued Aug. 11, determined the District’s offer is the most reasonable and feasible option for all parties involved.
The arbitration team consists of the District’s appointed representative, a Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) representative and a neutral third-party representative selected by the District and PSEA arbitrators. All three arbitrators possess extensive experience in labor negotiations.
“In a good faith effort, the District worked diligently and met frequently to develop an offer that the neutral arbitrator would find acceptable and fair, considering the state of the District and the restraints of the budget,” said Dr. Jo Welter, Superintendent. “The District is satisfied with the decision and is hopeful that the teachers will have faith in the arbitrators making the decision.”
Highlights of the District’s offer include:
A summer fundraising project for Sewickley Academy Student, Lu Gillespie ,brought nearly 70 kids to experience a movie in the high-quality Tull Family Theater located in Sewickley.
"Ambridge is only minutes from the theater, and it was a community where the theater had not yet offered an outreach program. So this was a perfect opportunity" shared Karen Ferrick-Roman, director of communications and education.
The Ambridge Eagles is hosting the Ambridge Eagles Wing Cook-Off on Sunday, Aug. 6.
The competition will be located on Fourth Street between Maplewood Avenue and Park Road, and runs from 1 to 6 p.m. Participants will compete in two divison Professional and Amantur in three categories , best hot wing, best flavored wing, and people's choice
Participants this year include Firehouse Lounge, Hollywood Cafe Sports Bar & Grill, Bridgetown Taphouse, Papa Duke Paris Grill, Grama's Kitchen, and The Hangar.
Amateur competitors are Tim Rhodes, Andrew Scott, McCall Brothers .
During the festival, there will be live music. Dream Machine, Bridget and Bobby, and Fine Line.
Other activities will include face painting, raffle baskets, silent auction and more. The event will benefit American Diabetes Association and various Ambridge Eagles charities.
Best Hot Wing -- Paul Shipeck
Best Flavored Wing-- Andrew Scott called Andrews Trainwreck
People's Choice -- Andrew Scott
Best Hot Wing-- Tommy's Catering
Best Flavored wing-- Tommy's Catering
People's Choice -- Grama's Kitchen
Best Hot Wing -- Bridgetown Taphouse
Best Flavored Wing -- The Hangar
People's Choice -- The Firehouse Lounge
Want to Attend?
Sunday, August 6th from 1 to 6 pm
Wing Competition and more located Fourth Street between Maplewood Avenue and Park Road
Free to attend , Food ticket packages range from $5 to $50.
On Tuesday Netflix released the first full trailer for the series, which premieres Oct. 13. Part of the series was filmed in several locations in Ambridge.
Two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff & Holt McCallany) set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers. MINDHUNTER. Coming to Netflix, October 13, 2017.
The YouTube trailer you can watch below and ends with an actor saying "How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks? "
Click here to add Mindhunter to your Netflix list : https://www.netflix.com/title/80114855
The weekly Expression Bridge Youth Pop up event brought Ambridge S.T.E.A.M Elementary teacher Nicole Darroch, Brett Darroch owner of Brent Darroch Motorsports, and Coach Rich Wyar with seniors from the Ambridge Avonworth Hockey Club.
Congratulations to the Ambridge/ Baden Legion Baseball team. They beat Black Hawk 8-2 today in Hutchison Park. They will be heading to the State Championship as the 2017 American Legion Region 6 Champions.
Region 6 includes teams from Allegheny, Beaver and Fayette County.
Addition pictures to come soon.
On July 15, the Ambridge Rotary Club held their 3rd annual Car Cruise and CommUnity Festival on Merchant street between 8th and 14th streets.
Ambridge Rotary President and cruise and festival committee chair, Felicia Mycyk shared that nearly 400 cars, motorcycles, and trucks came into Ambridge for the cruise.
A Candlelight Vigil and Recovery Celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 12 in Ambridge to raise awareness about the growing drug epidemic in the community.
Not One More, the Pittsburgh-based chapter of the non-profit, has organized the event to spread a message of hope: that help is available. They last held one in Ambridge in 2015.