Gas lease draws crowd
ADAMS TWP — Rex Energy has offered the Mars School District a $1 million nonsurface gas lease, in which horizontal drilling would occur a mile beneath 172 acres of district land.
News stories about electric bills tripling have not asked what caused the spot price to rise so dramatically. Most stories assume a lack of price regulation. Cold weather increasing demand and a shortage of supply caused the price to rise.
School district received gas lease offers before
The Mars School District’s first foray into the possibility of compensation from the Marcellus Shale gas industry was in October 2008 when then-Superintendent William Pettigrew received school board approval to have geologists check the district’s 150 acres to see if the gas was underneath.
BAKERSTOWN — Members of the community are invited to Lenten dinners and classes on five Wednesday evenings of Lent, beginning Wednesday, at First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Route 8 at Heckert Road.
EVANS CITY — District Judge Wayne Seibel recently heard these cases:
ADAMS TWP — Two members of the Mars High School Marching Band were selected by solo audition to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Regional Band Festival, to be held Wednesday through Friday at Belle Vernon High School in Belle Vernon.
The following students have been named to the dean’s list at their college or university:
CRANBERRY TWP — The Cranberry and Zelienople senior centers will host a ladies night out from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chambers Room of the Cranberry Township Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Road.
Library celebrates Seuss birthday
Zelienople — The Zelienople Public Library, 227 S. High St., will host a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.
HARMONY — The Zelienople Rotary Club and the Zelienople-Harmony Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Shamrock Shuffle on March 15 in Harmony.
Student’s death accidental
ERIE — A Butler County woman found lying in a downtown alleyway died from hypothermia and alcohol toxicity, investigators said.
These items have been collected from various police departments.
ZELIENOPLE — Calvin Presbyterian Church's drama ministry presents “The Spitfire Grill” at 7:30 p.m. March 21, 22 and 28 and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the church, 415 E. Grandview Ave.
Every week, The Cranberry Eagle will spotlight a local educator, providing a glimpse into what makes them tick.
GOLFING AROUND — Brothers Nick, left, and Jacob Vichek of Evans City play the Lego hole at an indoor miniature golf fundraiser Saturday at the Evans City Library. Proceeds from the event will benefit the library.
Chamber membership is effective strategy
A national survey of 2,000 adults reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers and are involved in the community.