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Harmar paints over student mural

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
This mural, painted by Springdale Jr.-Sr. High School students in May 2014, was painted over in the entrance to the Harmar Township Municipal Building.
Eric Felack | Tribune-Review
This mural, painted by Springdale Jr.-Sr. High School students in May 2014, was painted over in the entrance to the Harmar Township Municipal Building.

A student mural in the entrance to the Harmar Municipal Building is gone.

The mural, created by Allegheny Valley students about two years ago, was painted over this week.

Township supervisors on May 19 approved painting several areas of the building, including the entryway.

The mural was of a tree split into four sections, one for each season of the year, with “Harmar Township” spelled by the roots.

Although the mural's fate was not specifically addressed when supervisors approved the paint work, Supervisor Bob Seibert said the board majority understood that painting the entry included removing the mural.

In addition to the mural, framed student art in the hallway and two prints of U.S. history on the back wall of the supervisors' meeting room also have been removed.

Supervisors plan to replace them with images of Harmar's history.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701 or brittmeyer@tribweb.com.

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