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Scott's Officer of the Year credits township

| Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

Scott Township police and commissioners honored their 2013 Officer of the Year on Feb. 11 at the commissioners' workshop meeting.

Dan Walker, 39, was recognized for more than seven years of service and participation in more than 300 calls last year.

Walker, of North Strabane, said he was surprised. “Every one of the officers I work with is deserving of it,” he said.

“It's anyone's game throughout the year, so I was definitely surprised — and honored.”

Walker, president of the police association, also applied for and received more than $30,000 in grant money for the department.

Originally from Peters Township, Walker worked for the Union Township police until that department disbanded in 2005. He said he held five part-time police jobs from 2005 to 2006, until going to Scott.

“We're fortunate because we have a good set of administrators and commissioners,” he said. “It makes it very easy to be effective and productive.”


The Crafton Public Library welcomes suggestions.

A suggestion box now is available in the library, for patrons to offer comments, criticisms or suggestions.

“A few of us were talking amongst ourselves one day and decided it would be interesting to see what people had to say,” said librarian Michelle Oriole.

She said the box has been out for about two weeks, and the library already is receiving suggestions.

“There are a couple in there right now,” she said.

Green Tree

The Green Tree Woman's Civic Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students from the borough who already have completed their first year of college.

Applications are online at on the Civic Club page. The deadline for submission is April 1.

In addition to completing the application questionnaire, students also must write a 500-word personal essay, explaining their educational goals and why they chose their college major. They also must submit a college transcript and reference.

For more information, contact Marilyn at 412-276-4573.


Heidelberg will offer a British soccer camp this summer for fans of European football.

The Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp will be held June 16-20 for kids ages 3 through 16. The camp includes a First Kicks camp, mini soccer, half-day camps and a full-day camp.

Programs are geared for various age groups and include technical drills, practices, freestyle soccer, scrimmages and a mini tournament.

Each camper will receive a shirt, soccer ball, poster and evaluation. Campers who register by May 2 receive a free jersey. For more information, visit

Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or

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