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Teacher promoted to assistant principal

| Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002

Sally H. Durrant has been named assistant principal of Hampton High School.

Durrant replaces Jeffrey Finch, who recently was promoted to principal.

She has taught at Hampton since 1984. The courses she has developed include Advanced Placement American Government and Political Science. She has served as the chairwoman of the high school's social studies department. She also has coached teams that have participated in the National Competition on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Under Durrant's guidance, Hampton teams won the state championship six times.

Durrant has a master's degree in teaching from Allegheny College in Meadville. She also has a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has an undergraduate degree in political science from Thiel College in Greenville.

Beaver County

Traffic on the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge will restricted to single-lane alternating traffic between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday because of inspection.

The inspection is part of the regular inspection schedule.

Also, traffic on Route 65 will be restricted to a single lane of alternating traffic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Beaver County

From today through Aug. 22, the Community College of Beaver County Library Resource Center will exhibit the work of artist Deborah Zuzindlak Tobin.

The exhibit is being sponsored by ArtWorks, a local organization that promotes arts in Beaver County. It is part of a series of exhibits at the school's library that started in February.

Tobin is an Ambridge resident and a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The exhibit will include paintings, pottery, sculpture and examples of graphic design.

The works may be seen during regulate library hours — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Tobin will attend a reception at the library from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Refreshments will be provided.

Ohio Township

The Avonworth High School Marching Band is sponsoring a car cruise fund-raiser today at Lenzner Field in Ohio Township.

The event will run between 1 and 7 p.m. and will feature food, face painting, games and raffles.

Bill Dell and the Wee Jams will perform at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Cars may register at the gate.

  • The Mt. Nebo Grange will have its annual fair Aug. 15-17 at 125 McAleer Road in Ohio Township and is seeking vendors for a flea and crafters market Aug. 17.

    The market will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and space rental is $10.

    The fair will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17.

    Fair entries must be made between 4 and 9 p.m. Aug. 14.

    For details about the fair or to rent a space, call (412) 741-9763.

    North Hills

    North Hills Community Outreach is accepting applications for several scholarships for the fall term.

    The scholarships are available to women who are nontraditional students — women older than 22 — who are experiencing financial hardship and are pursuing an education to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

    The deadline for applications is Aug. 23.

    For details, call Maripat Kwaczala, resource specialist, at (412) 487-6316.

    Region

    The Butler County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2002 Business of the Year awards.

    The award honors companies that have made a difference in Butler County, contributed to the community, exceeded goals, expanded or created new innovations.

    Three awards will be presented for the categories of "25 Employees and Under," "Over 25 Employees" and "Most Community Active Business."

    All businesses must operate in Butler County. Nominees will be judged on commitment to the community, unique initiatives, investment in Butler County, innovation, employee commitment, recognition/awards and any other relevant information.

    Nomination forms are available at the Butler County Chamber of Commerce office by calling (724) 283-2222 or via e-mail at bcchambr@zbzoom.net.

    All nominations must be received by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

  • The Moraine Preservation Fund will offer presentations with Annie the barn owl to civic groups, organizations and schools.

    The cost of a presentation is a $50 donation or a commitment to raise mice for the fund's Barn Owl Reintroduction Program.

    For details, call the Moraine Preservation Fund at (724) 368-9185.

    Butler

    The Butler Memorial Hospital Junior Auxiliary named new officers for 2002-03.

    The officers include Maggie Quinlan, daughter of Ward and Susan Quinlan of Butler, president; Polly Mutz, daughter of Frank and Susan Mutz of Renfrew, first vice president; Lindsie Varva, daughter of Stephan and Tammy Varva of Butler, second vice president; Christina Reffner, daughter of Colin and Linda Reffner of Butler, recording secretary; and Melissa Saeler, daughter of Donald and Shirley Saeler of Fenelton, corresponding secretary.

    Other officers are Amanda Kerner, daughter of Kim Kerner of Butler, treasurer; Jody Wahler, daughter of Larry and Laura Wahler of Butler, assistant treasurer; Jamie Hicks, daughter of John and Polly Hicks of Butler, points chairwoman; and Elaine Pawluk, daughter of George and Rose Pawluk of Butler, assistant points chairwoman.

    Butler Memorial Hospital Junior Auxiliary members volunteer throughout the hospital, including at the front information desk, the Cherry Tree Gift Shop, the Hostess Shoppe, radiology, PriorityCare, the print shop, public relations, medical records, the Transitional Care Facility, the emergency department, the outpatient surgery family waiting area and the intensive care waiting room.

    Those interested in joining the junior auxiliary can call the hospital's volunteer department at (724) 284-4342.

    Slippery Rock

    Slippery Rock University's exercise science program has become the first in the country to be recognized as meeting standards set by the Minnesota-based American Society of Exercise Physiologists.

    The society granted the program a 10-year accreditation, university officials said.

    The program is part of the university's exercise and rehabilitative sciences department, headed by Susan Hannam.

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