Hermitage Commissioner Bill Scanlon was all smiles as he accepted an oversized facsimile check from Pennsylvania state Sen. Robert Robbins and state Rep. Michael Gruitza during a ceremony in the city last week.
"Now I know what a lottery winner looks like," Scanlon quipped.
Robbins, R-50th, and Gruitza, D-7th, were on hand to give the city $2.5 million in state funds to assist in the development of Gateway Commerce Park on South Hermitage Road.
Winner: U.S. News & amp; World Report has ranked Thiel College in Greenville as the No. 1 Best Value College among northern comprehensive colleges in its "America's Best Colleges 2002" guide.
The ranking is based on three criteria: The ratio of quality to price, the percentage of all undergraduates receiving grants to meet financial need, and the percentage of a school's total costs covered by the average need-based grant to undergraduates.
Thiel's average student cost after receiving grants based on need was $9,961 per year.
Cleanup: Volunteers are being sought for the annual Pymatuning Lake shoreline cleanup slated for Sept. 29.
Participants are asked to meet at shelter No. 4 near the park office and the picnic area near the Linesville spillway.
The cleanup will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Those interested in helping are asked to call the park office at (724) 932-3142 by Sept. 25 to register so adequate supplies can be ordered.
A limited number of gloves will be provided.
XContributor: Harold Gwin, Vindicator Sharon Bureau.