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Week of July 16

Collier appoints chief of police

The Collier Township Board of Commissioners announce the hiring of veteran Pittsburgh Police Lieutenant Craig Lee Campbell as its new Collier Township Chief of Police, effective Aug. 4. Chief Campbell brings with him 26 years of law enforcement experience.

Chief Campbell has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in administration of justice, has obtained multiple law enforcement certifications and is highly decorated, receiving the Medal of Valor, Purple Hear for injuries sustained by gunfire, multiple Meritorious Service Awards and Certificates of Commendation from the City of Pittsburgh.

He has served with the City of Pittsburgh, Bureau of Police since 1993, rising from the rank of Police Officer to Lieutenant in 2012. He has been actively involved in many facets of police work including patrol, administration, S.W.A.T., training, traffic enforcement and investigations.

The official swearing in ceremony for Chief Craig Campbell will be held at the township commissioner’s meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Collier Township Municipal Building. The public is welcome to attend.

The hiring of Chief Campbell is upon the retirement of long-time Police Chief Thomas Devin, who will retire after 37 years of service on July 31.

St. Clair Hospital named ‘Most Wired’

Hospitals & Health Networks magazine has named St. Clair Hospital among the 2014 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems in the United States. It marks the third consecutive year St. Clair has been deemed Most Wired based on four focus areas: infrastructure; business and administrative management; clinical quality and safety (inpatient/outpatient hospital); and clinical integration (ambulatory/physician/patient/community).

Joining St. Clair on this year’s list are such notable institutions as Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester, Minn., and Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, Calif.

Trolley museum offers rides to Fair

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum announces expanded park and ride service to the Washington County Fair. Trolley service will be offered Aug. 9-16 from the Eaton Crouse-Hinds parking lot at 2800 North Main Street (formerly the RCA or The Pitt plant) to the Fair from 10 a.m.-midnight, with cars running at least every 15 minutes. This is in addition to regular service from the Museum’s One Museum Road location, across the street from the Fair. Trolleys will run every 15 minutes for $2 each (age 2 and under are free). The ticket does not include admission to the Museum or the Fair. For Museum admission, tickets can be upgraded to the regular price of $9 adult, $8 senior (62+) and $6 child (3-15), 2 and under are free. Museum hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day of the Fair.

For more information, call Christina Parise at 724-228-9256 or visit www.patrolley.org.