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Wivell's future with Allegheny is uncertain

October 08, 2003|by JULIE E. GREENE

Washington County Commissioners Vice President William J. Wivell doesn't yet know whether his job with Allegheny Energy Inc. will be transferred to Greensburg, Pa., he said Tuesday.

If asked to relocate, Wivell said, "Obviously, it will be a very difficult decision for me to make. There would have to be a big incentive to move to Greensburg."

Allegheny Energy Inc. spokesman Guy Fletcher said Tuesday that the company will relocate its finance and accounting positions in Washington County, and employees from some other departments, to the company's Greensburg office by March 1.

Wivell is a regulatory specialist at Allegheny's corporate headquarters in the regulation and rates division. Some of that division's jobs will be relocated to Greensburg, but Wivell said he does not know if his is among them, and he doesn't expect to know soon.

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"I'll cross that bridge when I come to it," he said.

The Republican is in the first year of his second four-year term with the commissioners.

During his tenure with the commissioners, Wivell has been an advocate of fiscal responsibility.

As a county commissioner, Wivell earns $30,000 a year, he said.

Last year, Wivell filed to run for a House of Delegates seat in northern Washington County, but withdrew from that contest after a new legislative redistricting plan was unveiled that would have pitted him against incumbent and fellow Republican Del. Robert A. McKee.

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