Acting chief named while DiCenzo on leave
North Versailles commissioners have appointed James Matrazzo as acting police chief for three weeks while police Chief Vincent DiCenzo is on temporary medical leave.
Also last Thursday, the commissioners voted to start a two-month trial period in which people arrested in East Pittsburgh and Turtle Creek can be held in the North Versailles lockup until they can be taken Downtown or to a magisterial district judge.
People from those communities who were arrested had been held in cells at Turtle Creek and were supervised by the Turtle Creek dispatchers, North Versailles manager Patricia Logo said. But when Turtle Creek joined the county 911 call system in November, it no longer had any dispatchers in Turtle Creek to watch the prisoners, she said.
Ms. Logo said the prisoners from East Pittsburgh and Turtle Creek will be kept in township holding cells for a limited number of hours.
The cells also will be used to house prisoners from those communities who are drunk and need time to become sober, she said.
North Versailles plans to charge the municipalities a per-prisoner fee to use the cells, but Ms. Logo said she is not sure yet how much that will be.
"We want to see how many we're going to have before we talk about the charge," she said after the meeting.
nMike Logan was promoted to full-time dispatcher status to begin Friday.
Lisa Green was appointed as an alternate on the civil service commission. She will fill in at civil service hearings when one of the appointed civil service commissioners is sick, Ms. Logo said.
Library gets $66,000 state grant
Youngwood Area Public Library has received $65,950 from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund.
More than $3.7 million has been awarded to 15 public libraries across the state. The awards are to assist in financing repairs and upgrades to library facilities.
Concert, composer talk at Pitt Greensburg
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will present a spring concert by its chorale and chamber singers at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center.
Peter Fischer, composer of "I Would Live in Your Love," which will be premiered during the concert, will hold a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.
The program will include a sneak peek of the music from the upcoming Pitt-Greensburg Theatre Production of "Eleanor - An American Love Story."
The campus is at 150 Finoli Drive in Hempfield.
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High school musicals begin
The Post-Gazette has an online listing of 2013 high school musicals and award shows:
If the list is missing upcoming performances, please send an email to email@example.com and the production will be added online.