community updates

 NEED VOTER ID INFO? The general election, Tuesday, November 6, will mark the first time Pennsylvania voters will be required to present photo IDs in order to vote. There has been some confusion and misinformation surrounding the new law. A good place to gain an understanding of what sorts of IDs are acceptable, where to get an ID if you don’t have one and how you may cast your ballot if you do not present a valid ID, is the Allegheny County Division of Elections. Several easy-to-understand documents appear at the division of elections website, (click on “Voter ID”). If you do not use a computer, you may call the division of elections, headed by Mark Wolosik at 412-350-4500.  There also is printed information at the customer service center in the lobby of the Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building.

Maddy Scott is this semester’s junior commissioner.

JUNIOR COMMISSIONER The Mt. Lebanon Commission has chosen Mt. Lebanon High School junior Maddy Scott as junior commissioner for the fall semester. Scott, who has a GPA of 4.7, is a Markham Drive resident, a student choreographer with the school dance company, a member of the high school forensics team, a cellist in the high school orchestra and an active member of the history club and student council.

“I can safely say that I am the only one among my friends who has enjoyed watching C-SPAN,” she wrote in her application. “The inner workings of government, be it local, state or national, have always been fascinating to me, and from a young age I have wanted to be involved in those systems.”

A team captain for Relay for Life and a student tutor, Scott said: “I am qualified to serve as Mt. Lebanon’s Junior Commissioner because I am a dedicated, proactive, intelligent and responsible young woman with  strong communication and public speaking skills as well as a keen interest in local government.”

Scott will attend regular meetings, report on issues of concerns to students and take back valuable information about local government to the student body. Commissioners named senior Mark Klemencic as junior commissioner for the spring semester.