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Pleasant Hills hires summer rec help

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 2:01 a.m.

Pleasant Hills council on Monday hired the borough's summer recreation staff.

Lynn Ransom was approved as the recreation coordinator at a salary of $5,253.

Gina Hollman, Bhavik Patel, Margaret Procoffie and Danielle Sins were hired as senior assistants at $8.36 per hour.

Alyssa Frankenfield, Sarah Knizat, Julia Marcinko, Emily McClymonds, Mark Petrick, Kimberly Ransom, Patrick Schardt, Nicole Solo, Rebecca Stem, Emily Stuncard and Brandon Weisbrod were approved as student assistants at $8.04 per hour.

Emily Bertha, Samantha Etzi, Hugh Hassan, Danielle Hozinec, Mary Esther Lancaster, Sydney Linder, Kristen Scott and Kailee Ulrich were hired as playground assistants at $7.71 per hour.

All those hired will start on Monday.

Councilman Robert Karcher said the recreation program runs Monday through Aug. 1. Approximately 148 children already signed up.

More information about the borough's recreation programs is available by calling 412-655-3300.

Councilors ratified moving James Smith III to the position of public works department laborer A at $22.56 per hour. Christopher DeRenzo was moved to the position of public works department laborer B at $15.99 per hour.

Councilors said they hope to approve a new cable franchise agreement with Comcast at next month's meeting. The current contract expires in August.

Pleasant Hills Public Library is having a Books & Brews beer sampling fundraising event on June 28 from 7-9 p.m. Eight regional craft beers will be on tap. Pretzels and dips and other appetizers and entertainment will be provided.

Tickets are $20 and available at the library or online at

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or

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