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LoCascio, O'Barto to join Greater Latrobe School Board

Jeff Himler
| Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Steven LoCascio and Mike O'Barto will join returning directors Heidi Kozar and William Palmer Jr. when the Greater Latrobe School Board reorganizes Dec. 5. They posted respective unofficial vote shares of 22.5 percent, 21.2 percent, 22.8 percent and 18.3 percent Tuesday, while incumbent Rhonda Laughlin trailed with 15 percent, with all 20 precincts reporting.

Kathryn Elder, a 35-year veteran of the board, decided not to seek another term.

Kozar, 58, has served on the board for more than 12 years, in two separate stints, and Palmer, 60, has served for eight years.

LoCascio, 64, worked in the school district for 41 years. Initially hired as a teacher, he retired as the high school principal.

O'Barto, 58, who is completing his 24th year as a Unity Township supervisor, recently stepped down from a nearly equally long run as a township roadmaster.

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