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First National opens O'Hara office

| Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, 8:51 p.m.

First National Bank of Pennsylvania recently opened an office at 1195 Freeport Road, O'Hara.

The location offers drive-through service, a drive-up ATM and easily accessible off-street parking. In addition to providing a full range of traditional banking services, the new office also will serve the needs of wealth management and private banking clientele.

Branch manager Leslie Harrison, a vice president at First National, has been with the bank since 2008. He previously managed the bank's Duncan Manor office. Harrison is a board member of the The Pittsburgh Executives Association.

The public is invited to meet the staff and enjoy light refreshments during grand opening week, Dec. 10-14.

First National Bank, the fourth-largest Pennsylvania-headquartered bank, has more than 260 locations throughout Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia.

Food safety course set for Nov. 26-27

Penn State Extension is offering a Food Safety Training Course from 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27 at Westmoreland County Penn State Extension office, Greensburg. The examination will be 5 p.m. Dec. 5.

Fee is $175 and includes the ServSafe course book, instructional materials and refreshment breaks.

Registration is required. Visit extension.psu.edu/food-safety/events and complete the required information. For more information or a brochure, call the office at 724-837-1402. Upon request and payment in full, the course book along with a practice test can be mailed in advance.

Anyone needing special accommodation or having questions about the physical access provided, contact the office in advance.

6 directors join Concordia board

Six new directors were elected to three-year terms on the Concordia Lutheran Ministries Board at the organization's annual meeting. The governing body is composed of 18 board members, representing 35 Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations in the western Pennsylvania area.

New members are: Rande Casaday of McMurray, Peter Fisher of Castle Shannon, Tom Kibel of Murrysville, Russell Lucas of McCandless, Ruth Redenbaugh of Shaler and the Rev. Michael Scheer of Slippery Rock, Twenty-four churches were represented and 52 delegates were in attendance, in addition to current board members and staff leadership.

Special recognition was given to the Rev. Barry Keurulainen of Cabot, senior pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church; Terry Miller of Shaler, chairman of the congregation at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lawrenceville; and the Rev. Eugene Reddel of Gibsonia, chaplain of the Veterans Administration Hospital System. Their terms on the board end this year. Visit www.concordialm.org.

Workshop to help check water tests

Penn State Extension will host a “Water Test Result Interpretation” workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Washington County Conservation District, 2800 N. Main St., Washington, Pa.

Participants will learn how to understand water test reports, as well as drinking water standards, chain-of-custody, various water test parameters, and compare test results with standards.

Dana Rizzo of Westmoreland County and Susan Boser of Beaver County, water resource educators with Penn State Extension, will discuss the management of private water supplies and interpretation of test reports.

There is no registration fee, but advance registration is required by Nov. 27. Only 45 participants will be accepted. Register by calling the Beaver County extension office at 724-774-3003.

—Staff reports

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