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March 16, 2013

Primary 2013: Candidates seek school board seats

NEW CASTLE — Candidates for school boards in Lawrence County’s eight school districts have filed nomination petitions for the May 21 primary.

Voters will nominate four candidates for four-year terms in each district.

Following are those who have filed petitions, according to the Lawrence County Board of Elections. With the exception of New Castle and Ellwood City where there are candidates running only on one ballot, all others have cross filed and are running on both Republican and Democratic ballots.


•Both ballots — Steve Fornataro, 518 Elizabeth St.; George J. Gabriel, 910 Lynn St.; Mark Panella, 2010 Glendale Ave.; Anna Pascarella, 825 Lynn St.; Philip P. Conti, 310 Euclid Ave.; Mary Ann Tofel, 12 W. Leasure Ave.; Marilyn K. Berkely, 303 Edison Ave.

•One ballot — Thomas F. Ranieri, 518 E. Leasure Ave., Republican, and Andrea Przybylski, 6 W. Laurel Ave., Democrat.


•Both ballots — Anthony J. Buzzelli, 610 Meadowridge Drive; Kathleen A. Pansera, 509 Franklin Ave.; Renee L. Pitrelli, 115 Hazen Ave.; Matthew Morella, 1108 Aetna Drive Extension; and Tracy L. Geniviva, 1013 Sunset Blvd.

•One ballot — Norm Boots, 3528 Grandview Road, Republican.


•Kevin Patterson, 831 McCaslin Road; Christopher S. Collier, 1861 Eastbrook Road; Mark King, 294 Amber Drive, Slippery Rock; Steve Sickafuse, 1042 Devils Elbow Road; Jeff Hammerschmidt, 3418 Cindy Drive; Cheryl A. McKee, 751 Dean Road; Lance Nimmo, 563 Princeton Station Road; Blaine Forbes, 694 Forbes Road; and Alan Carlson, 953 Mount Herman Church Road.


•Lori Griffin, 326 Five Points Road, Edinburg; Scott A. Singer, 153 McBride Acres; and Stephen Cardella, 257 Trade Winds Road.


•Karen L. Houk, 1300 McGary Road, New Wilmington; P.J. Copple, 3463 Tuscarora Drive; and James J. McFarland, 126 Fireside Drive.


•Joseph R. Gaus, 5 Balph Ave.; J. Gary Senko, 615 Rose Stop Road; Denise Palkovich, 1905 Morris St.; and Ron Martin, 585 Union Valley Road.


•Don Friend, 3811 Francis St.; Carmen Merolillo, 1729 Atkinson St.; Arin Biondi, 170 Croach Blvd.; and Samuel J. Marino, 135 Croach Blvd.


•Scott Frederick, 187 Maidenblush Drive, New Wilmington; Lynn L. Foltz, 409 McCreary Road, Volant; Joe Kollar, 990 N. Valley View Road, Pulaski; Jennifer Hunt, 282 Babbs Lane, Volant; Carrie Hahn, 994 Indian Run Road, Volant; and Nancy W. Bretz, 3299 Marr Road, Pulaski.

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