Susan Hoolahan, UPMC Passavant President

Susan Hoolahan

By Janice Lane Palko

On February 1, Susan Hoolahan was named president of UPMC Passavant hospitals in Cranberry and McCandless. Hoolahan was born and raised in Beaver County, graduating from Beaver High School. She received a diploma in Nursing from Shadyside Hospital in 1981, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in 1987, and a Master’s in Nursing Administration (MSN) in 1991 from LaRoche College. [Read more…]

Mover & Shaker: Steve Mihaly

Presidential Collector

         To say that Steve Mihaly of Gibsonia is a presidential collector is a bit of an understatement.  He actually possesses a plethora of presidential pieces.  How many?  According to Steve, his latest estimates are between 20,000-25,000 items.  He began his unique collection at a young age. [Read more…]

John Jackline

          John Jackline is a ninth-grade student with the University Scholars Program through Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School in West Chester.  He is enrolled in the all tenth-grade honors/gifted and eleventh grade AP courses as well as being a member of National Junior Honor Society and Student Government. John has been with this specialized program since the seventh grade. He is also a Ben Carson Scholar and has won this honor for the last three years.

        In the athletic realm, John is on both the freshmen football and wrestling teams for Butler School District.  He recently played in the Offense Defense All American Bowl, which was held Dec. 26-30 In Daytona Beach, Florida.

        John is a member of the Pitt United Rugby Team.  He sails and is a member of the Moraine Sailing Club as well as playing ice hockey for Belmont In-House League.  John is a golf team member and swims and kayaks with the YMCA Trailblazer/Camp Kon-O-Kwee.  John has played baseball for the East Butler League.          

A Cadet for the Civil Air Patrol–a branch of the Air Force, John is also a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic church and was also a member of the Youth Advisory Council for Butler. 





Mover & Shaker of the Month

Kathleen Osten, M.D. 

“Everyday Hero” Award recipient  

           Kathleen Osten, M.D., a family physician from Cranberry Township, has been named November’s Everyday Hero by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED). Dr. Osten is part of Heritage Valley Medical Group’s Associates in Family Medicine practice located at 1185 Freedom Road in Cranberry Twp.   [Read more…]

Mover & Shaker of the Month

Joe Welch

Joe Welch  
National History Teacher of the Year  

        I learned from my own teachers that the best teaching environments are ones in which students enjoy learning. I want students to have a smile on their face, to be challenged to insert themselves into the stories that they are learning about and to experience the emotion that exists in American History.” 

                 -Joe Welch  [Read more…]