SV board mulls wetlands process

August 14, 2019 Cranberry Local News

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JACKSON TWP — As a project to construct a new elementary school in the Seneca Valley School District moves forward, officials are looking at the impact the project will have on wetlands at the site.

The school board is mulling a joint permitting and wetland delineation process for the school to be built off Ehrman Road at the border of Cranberry and Jackson townships. The building will replace an aging school in Evans City with elementary and middle school classrooms.

The board recently heard from Virginia Loaney, project manager for civil engineering firm Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, who confirmed wetlands existed at the site. HRG and CannonDesign will undertake official wetland delineation measures, which Loaney said includes outlining the overall impact.

The joint permitting process also includes documenting the means of mitigation of the wetland disturbances.

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J.W.  Johnson Jr.

J.W. Johnson Jr.

J.W. Johnson Jr. is the bureau chief of the Cranberry Eagle. Johnson is a native of Bellaire, Ohio, and graduated from Bellaire High School in 2004. He is a 2009 graduate of Ohio University in Athens with a bachelor of specialized studies degree in English and journalism. While there, he served as a reporter and editor at The Post, the university’s student-run, independent newspaper. In 2009, he was hired as a reporter for The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register in Wheeling, W.Va. Over the course of eight years, he also served as Marshall County bureau chief, city editor and news editor. He also won two first place West Virginia Press Association Awards for his reporting and design work. He and his wife, Maureen, live in Carnegie.