Police officers hired

Two new police officers have been hired by Bellevue Borough, with a third expected to join them later this summer.

James D. Dold and Aaron P. Nutter were hired by resolution at the June 2 meeting of Bellevue Council. In addition, council authorized the selection of another candidate from the civil service eligibility list, to be hired following the retirement of Sgt. Richard Czapko later this month.

All three hirings were approved in 4-2 votes, with council members Jane Braunlich and Linda Woshner opposed.

"I'm not convinced that we need additional manpower in the police department," Woshner said, adding that the borough needed to be putting money into street work.

Council members Mark Helbling, Lisa Blaney-Stewart and Jerry Walter were absent.