Friday, May 17, 2013
Tell us which candidates you're backing in the May 21 primary.
Four sitting Canon-McMillan school directors are hoping to retain their posts on the local school board, and one newcomer is also seeking a seat. There are four open seats on the board—two out of Canonsburg Borough and one each from North Strabane and Cecil townships. Current board President Darla Bowman-Monaco has cross-filed as both a Democrat and a Republican and is seeking nomination for the Cecil seat. Another candidate, Ronald Vrana, is seeking the Republican nomination for that seat. Vrana did not cross-file. Fellow current school directors Eric Kline and Paul Scarmazzi are also seeking re-election. Both have cross-filed and are seeking to secure the Democratic and Republican nominations for the open Canonsburg seats. Current school…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
There will be four open positions in the November 2013 election.
Four sitting Canon-McMillan School directors are seeking to retain their posts in the coming election—with one newcomer also seeking a seat on the board. There are four open seats on the board in the November 2013 election—two out of Canonsburg, and one each from North Strabane and Cecil townships. Current board President Darla Bowman Monaco, a retired secretary, has cross-filed as both a Democrat and Republican and is seeking nomination for the Cecil seat. Another candidate, Ronald Vrana is seeking the Republican nomination. He did not cross-file. More information on Vrana was not immediately available. Current school Directors Eric Kline, a consulting firm executive, and Paul Scarmazzi, a local businessman, are both seeking re-election. …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The resignation of several coaches were also accepted Monday night.
Canon-McMillan School Board met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday—at which directors accepted the resignation of one of the district's longtime employees. The board unanimously accepted the resignation of Ruth Spencer from her position as accounting clerk for the purpose of retirement. The resignation is effective as of June 28. Spencer will be paid for accumulated vacation, sick and personal time in accordance with her letter of resignation. She has been with the district for 26 years. "She is one of the most dedicated employees in the district," school Director Manuel Pihakis said prior to the vote. Director Eric Kline nodded his head in agreement, adding with a smile, "I told her we aren't accepting her resignation." The board …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
'He was driven out,' one school board member said Monday.
The Canon-McMillan School Board on Monday accepted the resignation of the district’s varsity head football coach by a vote of 5-4—but not before one board member said he felt it was necessary to let it be publicly known that Tim Sohyda "was driven out." “We have certain people in our community that took it upon themselves to recruit a new football coach with no authority,” said school Director Joe Zupancic, who added that he believed that action interferes with the rights of the board. Zupancic, who voted 'no' on Sohyda’s resignation, described what led to it as “reprehensible.” “It’s absolutely outrageous,” Director Eric Kline then said. Kline also voted no on the resignation. But at the end of the meeting, football booster club member …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Canon-McMillan School Board reorganized Monday night.
The Canon-McMillan School board reorganized on Monday—with directors electing Darla Bowman-Monaco as their new president. Additionally, the board voted in Paul Scarmazzi as its vice president and Eric Kline as its treasurer.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The district joins with Washington County in asking the North Strabane venue to turn over discovery documents.
Canon-McMillan school directors voted unanimously Monday to authorize attorney Dave Andrews to file a motion in Washington County court compelling The Meadows Racetrack & Casino to produce income records that impact tax revenue due to the district. According to a press release from the district, this action has been forced because the Meadows refuses to release its income information to Canon-McMillan and the county. The information is necessary for the appraiser to accurately give an opinion of the property's value, the district said in a statement. Multiple board members spoke up sharing their dismay for the situation. “Our press release says we are disappointed that The Meadows (is) requiring us to go to court to try to compel them to …