Upcoming blood drive benefits North Hills charity

CHROME Federal Credit Union in Wexford is hosting a blood drive Jan. 27 to help replenish the region’s supply and raise money for North Hills Community Outreach.

For every donor, Vitalant, which handles the blood collection, will make a donation to NHCO that will be matched by the credit union.

Appointments to donate blood can be made online or by calling 412-209-7000. Appointments also can be made by contacting Cyndi Funk at [email protected] or by telephone at 412-477-2957.

Pine, Richland recycling Christmas trees

The garland on the tree might still be gleaming but the pine needles on the floor are a sure sign that it is time to unload the Christmas tree.

Here is the schedule for tree recycling in local communities.

• Pine: Vogel Disposal will pick up natural Christmas trees through Jan. 16. Trees may be left out after the scheduled dates, but will require a $5 trash tag. The tags are available from Vogel by calling 724-625-1511.

• Richland: Residents can place trees out for collection by Vogel Disposal on their regular trash collection days throughout January at no extra cost.

Trees cannot be in bags and all decorations must be removed. They also should be cut so the branch spread is no greater than 6 feet across and the length of the tree is 6 feet or less. Trees also cannot weigh more than 30 pounds.

Call Vogel Disposal with questions or visit vogeldisposal.com.

Road to close for bridge replacement

A section of North Boundary Road in Cranberry will be closed from 6 a.m. Jan. 16 until Jan. 18 for a PennDOT project to replace a temporary bridge that spans I-79.

Motorists should follow a detour that travels east onto North Boundary Road, right on Marshall Road, right on Rowan Road, right on Route 19 Perry Highway North and right back onto North Boundary.

Mercuri sworn in as 28th state House District rep

Republican state representative-elect Rob Mercuri of Pine took the oath of office Jan. 5 for the 28th District House seat.

Mercuri, who defeated Democrat Emily Skapov in the Nov. 3 general election to win the seat, was sworn in the House chamber at the state capitol complex in Harrisburg. He replaces former state House Speaker Mike Turzai, who held the office for 20 years.

Turzai resigned in June to take a job as general counsel with Peoples, the Pittsburgh-based gas utility.

The district comprises McCandless, Pine, Marshall, Franklin Park and Bradford Woods.

Richland seeking to fill open water authority seat

Richland Township is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Richland Township Water Authority’s board of directors.

The board oversees the operation of the authority, which distributes water to residents of Richland Township and Valencia borough and portions of Adams, Hampton and West Deer townships.

The water is purchased in bulk from West View Water. The authority’s employees maintain the waterlines and respond to customer inquiries.

Interested applicants for the volunteer position should send a letter of interest and a resume to township manager Dean Bastianinni, 4019 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.

Questions should be directed to the township office at 724-443-5921.

Week-long event scheduled to collect glass for recycling

North Hills residents who no longer have glass picked up at the curb as part of their municipality’s recycling program can make sure it stays out of a landfill by dropping it off at week-long glass collection event in Hampton.

Between Jan. 30 and Feb. 4, glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors can be dropped off in the Hampton Swimming Pool parking lot at 3101 McCully Road. The event is being hosted by the township and state Rep. Lori Mizgorski, R- Shaler.

The event is open to residents of any community that does not offer curbside glass recycling and people who want to ensure that the glass they discard is recycled instead of being sent to a landfill.

Glass containers should be empty and rinsed with the lids and labels left on. Bags and boxes used to transport the glass must be discarded off-site.

The traveling recycling bin program is conducted by the Pennsylvania Resource Council with sponsorship from Owens-Illinois and CAP Glass, which uses the glass to make new bottles, jars and other products.

PRC also is conducting a glass drop off from Jan. 16 to 21 at the Findlay Township public works garage at 1058 Clinton Road.

More information about glass recycling events is available online or by calling PRC at 412-488-7490.

Allegheny County hiring park rangers

The Allegheny County Parks Department is accepting applications for seasonal park rangers, including positions in North Park.

Park rangers learn valuable skills patrolling and interacting with visitors, leading public programming, building and maintaining trails, working on resource management projects such as tree plantings and invasive species removal, teaching outreach groups and managing volunteers.

Applicants must have a minimum of 45 college credits in parks and recreation management, biology, environmental science or a related field of study.

An equivalent combination of education and experience can be substituted. Applicants also must be certified in CPR when they are hired. The pay rate is $10 an hour.

More information about the qualifications and duties and a link to the application is available online.

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