Borough of Bentleyville

900 Main St.

Bentleyville, Pa. 15413

Phone (724) 239-2112   Fax (724) 239-2113





Bentleyville is located 25 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania along Interstate 70 in Washington County.

Bentleyville Borough was named for it's founder Sheshbazzar Bentley Jr. two years after his death in 1868 Bentleyville became a Borough. 

In 1871 Bentleyville had just thirty-six houses, three stores, one schoolhouse, a literary society, a grist and saw mill and one steam tannery.

In the early 1900's the town fathers were discussing and taking action on such things as lighting the town, grading Main St. and giving taxpayers a chance to work out taxes. Also on the agenda were items to have signs posted on telephone poles and trees removed at once, setting the wages for the road work at $1.50 a day and $0.50 for each arrest made by police.

In 1905 J.G. McCormick presented council a plan of lots known as the McCormick addition.

In 1906 The First National Bank was chartered.

In 1907 A Philadelphia Company, now Equitable Gas, was given the right-of-way to lay and maintain lines of pipe for gas.

In 1910 an agreement was entered into between the Independent Telephone Company and the Maple Creek Telephone Company. Each company would construct pole lines thru their territory in order to join the two exchanges with a Bentleyville switchboard.

In 1921 Bentleyville Fire Department was formed.

In 1960 Bentleyville won a ballpark in Kraft's $20,000 Ball Park Contest which is still known as Carmel Park.


Bentleyville Historic Photos 


Bentleyville Borough has a population of 2,502 according to the 2000 U.S. Census. 

The Children of Bentleyville are educated at the Bentworth School District.  Bentworth School District is also comprised of the Municipalities of Ellsworth, Cokeburg, North Bethlehem Twp. and Somerset Twp.

Bentleyville Borough Officials

Meetings: 1st Tuesday at 7:00PM

Committee Work Sessions (as needed): 4th Monday & Tuesday 6:30PM


 Thomas Brown

Council President

Lena Greenfield

Vice President

Henry Wilson


Frank Fiem


Barbara Yencho


Pauline Rakosky


Walter Wisniewski


Ken Yankowsky

Bentleyville Borough Employees

Borough Secretary

Sheryl M. Hreha

Road Department

Art Blackburn, Supervisor

Road Department

Mark Bostich

EMA Coordinator

Ronald Sicchitano, Jr.


Bentleyville Borough Recreation Board

Meetings: 2nd Thursday at 6:30PM

Lois Bertocci 

Patty Grachen

Jeff Nicholson

Faith Gavazzi

Kim Sacco

Linda Vrabel


Bentleyville Borough Planning Commission

Meetings (as needed): 1st Monday at 7:30PM

Work Sessions (as needed): 3rd Tuesday 7:00PM

Christine D'Orazio

Stan Glowaski

Jeff Nicholson

Sheryl M. Hreha


Zoning Hearing Board

Meetings (as needed): 1st Wednesday at 7:00PM

Ed Ginther

Jerry Peters

Jim Beaty

Henry Norquist

Jeff Kramer (Lawyer)



Garbage Pickup Schedule

Every Tuesday

Holidays which will affect garbage pickup in 2007:

Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas Day



Bentleyville Borough is Represented in Harrisburg by the Honorable:

Senator J. Barry Stout (D) 46 Senatorial District, Representative Timothy J. Solobay (D)


J. Barry Stout (D)

Senate District 46
ADDRESS: Senate Box 203046
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3046
ROOM: 10 East Wing
TELEPHONE: (717) 787-1463
D.O. ADDRESS: 1024 Route 519, Suite 400
Eighty Four, PA 15330

PARTY: Democrat
OCCUPATION: Washington County - State Senator
CHILD OF: William B. and Mary V. Stout
ATTENDED: Washington & Jefferson College, B.A. in Economics, 1964, and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
MARRIED: Lenore A.
CAREER: Served with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1959-62; Minority Caucus Administrator 1999 to date; Member of House 1971-76; Member of Senate June 7, 1977 to date.
COMMITTEES: Transportation, Minority Chair
Environmental Resources & Energy


Timothy J. Solobay (Democrat)
Washington County


Personal History:
Married to Karen

Canon-McMillan High School, 1974
Washington Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, 1976
California Coast University, B.S. Business

Standing Committee Assignments:

Contact Information:


Hon. Timothy J. Solobay
Canonsburg Borough Bldg.
Room 205
Canonsburg, PA 15317
(724) 746-3762
Fax: (724) 746-3509

Hon. Timothy J. Solobay
125B East Wing
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2020
(717) 787-1188
Fax: (717) 705-1887



Bentleyville Fire Department


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Bentworth School District


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


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Washington Observer Reporter

Drawing of the Bentleyville Borough Fire Department and Municipal Complex

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