Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
Lance: To Springdale Council. If these folks want to find someone to blame because they look foolish, we recommend they find a mirror. They hired Julio Medeiros III to clean up the mess that is their police department. After four months, they're looking to fire him. So either they're micromanaging dilettantes or Medeiros was a bad hire (we bet it's the former). Either way, the situation is the council's fault.
Laurel: To Oberg Industries. The precision-component and tool-and-die manufacturer is looking to build an addition to one of its Buffalo Township plants and hire 40 to 50 new employees. This is on top of the 100 or so hirings in the past two years. Oberg has a 60-plus-year history in the Alle-Kiski Valley and provides good-paying jobs to several hundred local residents.
Laurel: To Lauryn Williams. The Rochester woman has become the first American woman and only the fifth athlete to win medals in both the summer and winter Olympics. The Beaver County star picked up a silver medal this week in the two-woman bobsledding competition in Sochi. Our heartiest congratulations.
Good luck: To the “THON” kids. This weekend, three Penn State New Kensington students will spend 46 straight hours on their feet “for the kids.” Melissa Gabrielli, Mitchell Hastings and Michael Cavazza will represent PSNK as dancers in the Penn State Dance Marathon — better known as “THON” — at the University Park main campus. THON raised more than $12 million last year.
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