School board members Nov. 18:
• Hired Kaila Hawley as a long-term kindergarten substitute teacher and Roslyn Lumpp as a long-term fifth-grade teacher. The pay for the Hermitage women will be based on an annual salary of $45,625.
Commissioners on Nov. 26:
• Approved a subdivision consolidating two parcels in the 3000 block Spencer Road. There is a home on one parcel and the owners of both properties, John C. and Cathy A. Moroco, want to build a garage on the second. The city requires that accessory buildings to a main structure be on the same parcel.
• Approved a land development plan for Judson and Kathleen Paknis of Quantum Holistic Consultants to convert a home at 42 Wick Ave. to an office for their natural therapy business. The property, behind Wick Plaza, is mostly in a central commercial zoning district, but the southern portion is in a single-family residential zone. Hermitage Zoning Hearing Board in October approved three variances.
• Adopted an ordinance establishing stop intersections on Alexander Crossing at Pierce Bluffs Drive; Briarwood Road at Lakeview Drive and Northwoods Drive; Tanglewood Drive at Lakeview and Northwoods; and four intersections in the Quaker Meadows development between Valley View and North Hermitage roads.
• Accepted the resignation of Sally T. Jazwinski as member of the board of the Community Library of the Shenango Valley, and appointed Marci Radcliffe, 174 Lyle Drive, to replace her.
• Appointed Amy B. McKinney, 2002 Bonny Lane, as an alternate member of the Hermitage Zoning Hearing Board, serving if one of three regular members cannot attend a hearing. She is Lawrence County planning director.
School directors in a combined reorganization and work session Monday:
• Elected Melvin Bandzak as board president and Daniel Gill vice president.
• Read the certificates of election and administered the oath of office for these newly and re-elected board members: Pamela Corini, John Heutsche, Tony Molinari and Susan Torr.
• Reappointed Victor Heutsche, Sharon, as board solicitor at $125 per hour, and Andrews and Price, Pittsburgh, as special counsel at $130 per hour for 2014.
• Approved regular meetings for 2014 at 7 p.m. ing Bennett Educational Service Center: work session, second Monday of each month; business meetings, third Monday of each month, Tuesday if there’s a Monday holida; one meeting only in July; reorganization and work session, Dec. 1; and business meeting, Dec. 8.
• Announced that the high school made the College Board’s fourth annual honor roll for an increase in the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses and in a higher percentage of students with a high score. The high school offers 11 AP courses.
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Woman nabbed, sister sought in assault
Southwest Mercer County Regional police have arrested a Hermitage woman for breaking into a home in Farrell and beating a woman and are seeking the alleged assailant’s sister.
Despite good deeds, man going back to prison
Linda K. Kretzer had nothing but praise for Raymond C. McKelvey.
15-year-old legal battle returning to county court
State Supreme Court has let stand a Superior Court decision sending a landmark medical malpractice case back to Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
Southwest mulls how to adopt study points
Even though some members of the Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Department had little respect for a study of the department completed by a consultant, Chief Riley Smoot Jr. pledged to implement as many of the study’s recommendations as he could.
Beader plans to resign, just not yet
Democratic Mercer County Commissioner Brian Beader acknowledges that he intends to resign, but said nothing will happen until after he meets privately with the county’s judges next Thursday.
Aiding Buhl Farm animals
Some of Steven Jubelirer’s fondest memories of his mother, Natalie, was when they would walk together in Buhl Farm park, Hermitage.
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Man charged with attack on his wife in Walmart
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Judge orders Marin removed from ballot
Saying the testimony of Congressional candidate Mel Marin of Sharon wasn’t credible, the Commonwealth Court has ordered Marin’s name removed from the Democratic Party’s ballot for one of area’s congressional seats in the May primary because Marin now has less than the required 1,000 valid signatures.
Fire ruled accident, but cause unknown
The fire in Greenville-Reynolds Industrial Park was most likely started by workers who were gutting the building, according to a deputy fire marshal.
Mertz tenant charged with arson
A tenant who was being evicted from her apartment because of bizarre behavior is accused of setting her sofa ablaze at Wade D. Mertz Towers in Sharpsville.
Crafting a new downtown
We’ll know better five years from now what lasting impact public interest in the arts and boutique shopping had in efforts to revitalize downtown Sharon with small businesses.
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Herald marks 150th year
The Herald today, April 14, celebrates 150 years of serving area readers and advertisers.
Attorneys preparing work for murder trial
Emerging from his chambers after about two hours of meeting with attorneys in Ralph L. Young’s murder case, Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher J. St. John thanked spectators for their patience in waiting for the public portion of the hearing.
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