Grant awarded for recycling
Shaler Township has received $90,387 in the most recent round of Pennsylvania's Recycling Performance Grant Program.
The funding will be used to increase recycling rates so Pennsylvania can achieve its statewide goal of recycling 35 percent of all municipal waste by 2003.
Bellevue officials are considering an ordinance that will give tax relief to residents who are eligible under the county's Act 77 tax relief ordinance.
Under Bellevue's proposed ordinance, residents who meet the county requirements and who have lived in Bellevue for the past 15 years are eligible.
Under the county's Act 77 requirements, anyone older than 50 who has lived in Allegheny County at least 10 years and makes less than $35,000 annually had his or her property tax rolled back to 1993 levels.
Currently, there are 220 properties in the borough that would benefit from the 15 percent discount, officials said.
With the discount, the borough would bring in about $12,000 less, officials said.
The Bellevue Safety and Fitness Carnival - sponsored by Suburban General Hospital, the borough of Bellevue and McDonald's Corp. - will include activities such as blood pressure screenings and programs on medication safety, home safety and lunch box safety. The Bellevue Police Department will demonstrate the 911 Emergency Training Unit and the Ross and Ohio township police dogs will be there.
The fair will have free carnival games for children, raffles, auctions and more. For more information, call Sharon Helfrich at (412) 766-7447.
Rick Marsiniak, borough engineer, told borough council members that the least expensive and least maintenance-intensive option for replacement of the crosswalks would be asphalt to match the rest of the street.
The crosswalks need to be replaced.
Dave Golebiewski, borough manager, said the crosswalk project was bid with the rest of next year's sidewalks project.
'Crosswalks weren't budgeted, but we thought we'd put it in there and get a price on it,' he said. 'We only got one bid on doing it on asphalt.'
Golebiewski said the asphalt crosswalk project will be rebid and most likely be budgeted for next year.
Darlington, Beaver County
Congresswoman Melissa Hart, a Bradford Woods Republican, will speak at a ceremony marking the return of freight rail service to companies in Beaver County at 10 a.m. today at General Shale Brick's Darlington facility, 602 Morris Street, Darlington.
The renewed rail service has been brought about by the Columbiana County Port Authority, which recently purchased and operates the Central Columbiana & Pennsylvania Railway. The line formerly was known as the Youngstown & Southern or Y&S.
The Central Columbiana & Pennsylvania Railway is a 36-mile interstate short line railroad that serves industries in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties in Ohio and Beaver County. The railway interchanges with the Norfolk Southern and CSXT rail lines in Youngstown, Ohio.