Friday, May 11, 2012
Board interview four candidates.
Katie Shogan—a Wexford resident with teaching credentials and a master's degree in education policy and management—was tapped Thursday night to fill a vacant seat on the Pine-Richland School Board. The board voted 7-0 for Shogan to fill the Region 1 seat vacated by Director Richard Herko, who resigned because he is relocating to California. During a two-hour special meeting, the school board interviewed Shogan, Jennifer Kraus, Greg DiTullio and Dan Crnarich. "Obviously three people are going to be disappointed," board President Stephen Hawbaker said before the vote. "At the same time, all seven of us (board members) will be disappointed that all four can't serve." The school board members asked the candidates a variety of questions, …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Candidates will be interviewed for the seat representing Region 1 in Pine Township.
Pine-Richland School Board will meet in a special session tonight to choose a replacement for Director Richard Herko, who resigned because he is relocating. Board members will interview the candidates and then vote on whom will fill the Region 1 seat that represents part of Pine Township until the term expires in 2013. Tonight's special meeting at 7 p.m. is open to the public at the district's administration building at 702 Warrendale Road in Gibsonia. The last time board members replaced a fellow director was in 2011 when Scott Stedeford resigned. Christine Misback was chosen to fill that seat until the general election in November, when voters chose Peter Lyons for the seat. Region 1 encompasses Pine Voting Districts 1,4,5,7 and 8.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Herko is moving to California to take job at Pepperdine University.
Richard Herko announced Monday night that he is resigning his post on the Pine-Richland School Board because he is moving out of the district. Herko said he has accepted a tenure-track position at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, where he will teach graduate students and do research in strategic management. He also will be stepping down as the president of the A.W. Beattie Career Center Joint Operating Committee, a coalition of nine school districts that send students to Beattie. But Herko did not tender his resignation yet. Once he does, the board has 30 days to select his replacement. Herko represents Region 1 on the school board; it encompasses Pine Township voting districts 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8. His term was scheduled to end in …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Voters tell the Republican candidate that jobs and the economy are foremost on their minds.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
This story has been updated to include information from Raja’s campaign manager. County executive candidate Raja visited a Republican stronghold in Allegheny County on Saturday -- Pine and Richland townships – and heard voters say jobs and the economy are their biggest concerns. Raja and campaign volunteers knocked on about 500 to 600 doors, his campaign manager said. "Raja and volunteers went door to door in Pine and Richland on Saturday to meet voters. This campaign has been about having a dialogue with voters from the beginning,” Campaign Manager James Genovese said in an email. “That's why we engaged in town hall meetings throughout the county and why we continue to go door to door to ask people for their feedback and for their vote," …