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Meadville Gets Green Light Go Money, Governor Wolf Announces $33 Million in Traffic Signal Improvement Funding

Governor Wolf Announces $33 Million in Traffic Signal Improvement Funding

 

Harrisburg, PA –  Governor Tom Wolf is out with an announcement saying Meadville is one of  94 municipalities  that will receive an aggragate  $33 million to support the costs of upgrading traffic signals under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program.

Crawford County:

  • Meadville -- $798,341 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Water Street at Chestnut Street, Center Street and Arch Street.

·        Erie County:

·                Erie -- $244,505 for Traffic Signal Replacement and Installation of Pedestrian Signals along Sixth Street at Bacon Street.

·                Summit Township -- $43,584 for Traffic Signal Improvements along Peach Street and Douglas Parkway Corridors.

McKean County:

  • Foster Township -- $62,500 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Main Street at Bolivar Drive.

Mercer County:

  • Greenville Borough -- $188,200 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Main Street (SR 0018) at Prairie Street.
  • West Middlesex Borough -- $42,160 for Detection System Upgrade along New Castle Road at Main Street.
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“This is the third round of funding disbursed to support increased safety and mobility across more Pennsylvania towns,”  says Governor Wolf speaking Thursday in Harrisburg.. “The Green Light-Go program addresses a fundamental trigger for congestion, deficient traffic signals, and the results will mean better traffic flow.”

 

These reimbursement grant awards can be used on existing traffic signals to installing light-emitting diode (LED) technology, performing regional operations such as retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

 

Act 101 of 2016 recently provided updates to the program by reducing the applicant match to 20 percent, expanding eligible applicants to planning partners and counties, and allowing all projects to be led by applicants. Green Light-Go was made possible by Act 89, the far-reaching transportation plan adopted in November 2013.

 

Following is a list of funding recipients, the amount of state funding, and a brief description of the projects. Note the state funding represents only part of the total project funding:

 

Adams County:

  • Straban Township -- $26,034 for LED upgrades along the Route 30 Corridor.

Allegheny County:

•     Bethel Park -- $57,995 for Pedestrian and Vehicle LED Replacement along State Route 88 at Corrigan Drive and Traffic Signal Retiming along Bethel Church Road at Highland Avenue.

•     Bridgeville -- $213,282 for the installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along Washington Avenue at Station Street, Bower Hill Road and Prestley Road.

•     East Deer Township -- $83,200 for LED upgrades along Freeport Road at Third Street.

•     Greentree -- $243,360 for upgrading the overhead lane control systems to LED along Greentree Road.

•     Monroeville -- $198,370 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Northern Pike at Patty Lane.

•     Moon Township -- $296,206 for Traffic Signal Improvements along University Boulevard.

•     Mt Lebanon Township -- $152,489 for Intersection Improvements along Castle Shannon Boulevard at Anawanda Street.

•     Mt Lebanon Township -- $363,520 for Traffic Signal Upgrades at thirty (30) intersections within Mt Lebanon Township.

•     Mt Lebanon Township -- $178,760 for Intersection Improvements along Cedar Boulevard at Greenhurst Drive.

•     Mt Lebanon Township -- $231,032 for Intersection Improvements along Bower Hill Road at Kelso Road.

•     South Fayette Township -- $77,484 for installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along Washington Pike at Bursca Drive and at Twin Ponds Lane.

•     Springdale -- $173,064 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Pittsburgh Street at Colfax Street.

•     Upper St Clair Township -- $461,289 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along McMurray Road at Johnson Road and along McLaughlin Run Road at US Route 19 Southbound Ramps.

 

Berks County:

  • Fleetwood -- $132,000 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along Franklin Street at Main Street.
  • Reading -- $148,000 for the Removal of the Unwarranted Traffic Signal along Sixth Street at Laurel Street.
  • St. Lawrence -- $251,107 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along St. Lawrence Avenue and Perkiomen Avenue Corridors.
  • West Reading -- $134,536 for LED Replacement along Penn Avenue at Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
  • Wyomissing -- $233,561 for LED Replacement along Penn Avenue, State Hill Road, Park Road and Paper Mill Road Corridors.

Bucks County:

  • Bensalem Township -- $501,102 for installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Hulmeville Road Corridor from Street Road to Bristol Road.
  • Bristol Township -- $252,184 for Traffic Signal Modernization along State Road at Cedar Avenue.
  • Bristol Township -- $191,255 for Traffic Signal Modernization along Radcliffe Street at Randall Avenue.
  • Bristol Township -- $226,194 for Traffic Signal Modernization along Mill Creek Parkway at Haines Road.
  • Upper Southampton Township -- $1,079,069 for installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Second Street Pike Corridor.
  • Yardley -- $212,960 for Intersection Improvements along Main Street at Afton Avenue.

Butler County:

•     Connoquenessing Township – $160,000 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along State Route 68 at Kriess Road and Eagle Mill Road.

•     Cranberry Township -- $138,240 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the State Route 19 Corridor.

•     Cranberry Township -- $612,050 for Traffic Signal Upgrade along State Route 19 at St. Francis Way.

Centre County:

  • College Township -- $200,083 for Installation of Pedestrian Signals and Upgrades along East College Ave at Elmwood Street.
  • Ferguson Township -- $80,000 for Vehicle Detection Upgrades along West College Avenue at Bristol Avenue and Whitehall Road, along Blue Course Drive at Old Gatesburg Road and along Whitehall Road at Research Drive.
  • Patton Township -- $198,082 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Valley Vista Drive Corridor.
  • Spring Township -- $31,279 for Signal Equipment Replacement along East College Ave at Harrison Road and at Main Street.

Chester County:

•     East Vincent Township -- $263,799 for Intersection Improvements along Schuylkill Road at New Street.

•     Phoenixville -- $31,420 for LED Replacement along Church Street at Gay Street and Main St, along Franklin Street at High Street and along Washington Avenue at Gay Street.

•     Uwchlan Township -- $53,829 for Installation of Battery Back-Up System along Dorlan Mill Road at Moore Road.

•     Westtown Township -- $180,000 for the Study and Removal of the Unwarranted Traffic Signal along West Chester Pike at Chester Road.

 

Crawford County:

  • Meadville -- $798,341 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Water Street at Chestnut Street, Center Street and Arch Street.

 

Cumberland County:

  • North Middleton Township -- $219,462 for Traffic Signal Modernization along Spring Road at Cavalry Road.
  • Silver Spring Township -- $45,273 for Auxiliary Cabinet and Controller Upgrades along the Route 11 Corridor.
  • South Middleton Township -- $62,574 for Installation of Emergency Pre-emption along the Walnut Bottom Road Corridor.
  • South Middleton Township -- $44,696 for Installation of Emergency Pre-emption along the York Road Corridor.
  • South Middleton Township -- $13,680 for Traffic Signal Retiming along the Walnut Bottom Road Corridor.

 

Dauphin County:

  • Harrisburg -- $357,150 for Traffic Signal Upgrades and Signal Performance along the Forester Street Corridor.

 

Delaware County:

        Concord Township -- $144,000 for Installation of Battery Backup Systems along Baltimore Pike, Wilmington Pike, Naamans Creek Road, Conchester Highway and Smithbridge Road Corridors.

        Concord Township -- $56,000 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Baltimore Pike at Concord Road.

        Marple Township -- $440,000 for Traffic Signal Improvements along the Sproul Road Corridor.

        Middletown Township -- $108,00 for Implementation of Low Cost Safety Improvements along New Middletown Road at Glen Riddle Road and along Edgmont Avenue at Knowlton Road.

        Springfield Township -- $284,000 for Traffic Signal Improvements along the Sproul Road Corridor.

Erie County:

        Erie -- $244,505 for Traffic Signal Replacement and Installation of Pedestrian Signals along Sixth Street at Bacon Street.

        Summit Township -- $43,584 for Traffic Signal Improvements along Peach Street and Douglas Parkway Corridors.

Fayette County:

        Connellsville -- $53,075 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Pittsburgh Street at Fairview Avenue and Apple Street, along Crawford Avenue at Arch Street and Pittsburgh Street and along Snyder Street at Fairview Avenue.

 

Franklin County:

        Fannett Township -- $57,840 for Installation of Solar Powered Flashing Warning Devices along Path Valley Road at Spring Run Road.

        Greencastle Borough - $43,677 for Installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon System along Baltimore Pike at Linden Avenue and along Baltimore Pike at Allison Street.

 

Indiana County:

        White Township -- $172,545 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along Ben Franklin Road at Warren Road.

 

Lackawanna County:

  • Clarks Green Borough -- $39,755 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along East Grove Street at South Abington Road.
  • Scranton -- $135,200 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Green Ridge Street at Wyoming Avenue.

Lancaster County:

  • East Donegal Township -- $147,200 for Intersection Safety Upgrades along River Road at Mount Joy Road.
  • East Lampeter Township -- $54,400 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along the Old Philadelphia Pike, Greenfield Road, and Witmer Road Corridors.
  • East Lampeter Township -- $44,000 for Traffic Signal Improvements along Lincoln Highway at Strasburg Pike.
  • East Lampeter Township -- $44,000 for Traffic Signal Improvements along Old Philadelphia Pike at Horseshoe Road.
  • Elizabethtown Borough -- $18,000 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along the Market Street Corridor.
  • Ephrata Borough -- $113,278 for Traffic Signal Detection Upgrades along South Reading Road at Meadow Valley Road and at South Academy Drive.
  • Lancaster -- $1,401,714 for Traffic Signal Controller Upgrades at 91 Intersections throughout the City of Lancaster.
  • Lititz Borough -- $64,800 for Pedestrian Signal Upgrades along the Broad Street and Main Street Corridors.
  • Manheim Borough -- $72,000 for Installation of Battery Backup Systems along the Main Street Corridor.
  • Warwick Township -- $127,600 for Traffic Signal Detection System Upgrades along Rothsville Road at Newport Road and along Main Street at Church Street and Rothsville Road.
  • West Hempfield Township -- $13,269 for Installation of Battery Backup and Preemption along Stony Battery Road at Route 30 East Bound Ramp and Route 30 West Bound Ramp.

Lehigh County:

  • Allentown -- $774,378 for Traffic Signal Coordination along the Lehigh Street Corridor.

Luzerne County:

  • Hanover Township -- $96,528 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along Sans Souci Parkway at St. Mary’s Road and Willow Street.
  • Plains Township -- $61,848 for LED Signal Replacement along River Street at Maffett Street, along Carey Avenue at Main Street and along Route 315 at Laird Street.

Lycoming County:

  • Loyalsock Township -- $129,500 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Northway Road at Sheridan Street.

McKean County:

  • Foster Township -- $62,500 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Main Street at Bolivar Drive.

Mercer County:

  • Greenville Borough -- $188,200 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Main Street (SR 0018) at Prairie Street.
  • West Middlesex Borough -- $42,160 for Detection System Upgrade along New Castle Road at Main Street.

Montgomery County:

  • Abington Township -- $298,480 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along Fitzwatertown Road at North Hills Avenue.
  • East Norriton Township -- $329,750 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Germantown Pike Corridor.
  • East Norriton Township -- $108,300 for Installation of Video Detection System along the Germantown Pike Corridor.
  • Hatboro Borough -- $1,330,508 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Montgomery Avenue at Jacksonville Road.
  • Jenkintown Borough -- $89,784 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades and LED Replacement at 8 intersections along the York Road Corridor.
  • Lower Frederick Township -- $1,474 for LED Replacement along the Route 29 Corridor.
  • Lower Moreland Township -- $148,080 for Traffic Signal Equipment and Safety Upgrades along Byberry Road at Pine Road.
  • Lower Salford Township -- $54,200 for Preventative Maintenance at 13 Intersections throughout Lower Salford Township.
  • Upper Dublin Township -- $2,200,000 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the West Moreland Road and Easton Road Corridors.
  • Upper Merion Township -- $107,968 for LED Replacement at 24 Intersections along the Dakalb Pike, Gulph Road, Henderson Road, Valley Forge Road and Swedesford Road Corridors.
  • Upper Pottsgrove Township -- $21,186 for Installation of Emergency Pre-emption Systems along Pottstown Pike at State Street and Moyer Road.
  • Upper Providence Township -- $239,230 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Egypt Road Corridor.
  • Whitpain Township -- $79,578 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades at the intersection of Skippack Pike and Pennlyn-Blue Bell Pike.
  • Worcester Township -- $141,700 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Valley Forge Road at Skippack Pike and Township Line Road.
  • Worcester Township -- $80,240 for Fiber Optic Traffic Signal Interconnection along Germantown Pike at Park Avenue and Trooper Road.

 

Montour County:

  • Danville Borough -- $55,440 for Traffic Signal Retiming and Synchronization at 10 Intersections along Walnut Street, Mill Street and Northumberland Road Corridor.

Northampton County:

  • Tatamy Borough -- $10,008 for Installation of Emergency Pre-emption Systems along Eighth Street at Main Street and Commerce Lane.

 

Northumberland County:

  • Sunbury -- $354,332 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades at the Intersection of Fourth Strreet and Arch Street.

Philadelphia:

  • $2,800,000 for Traffic Signal Modernization at 12 Intersections along the Castor Avenue Corridor.
  • $7,100,000 for Traffic Signal Modernization and Equipment Upgrades at 24 Intersections along the Cheltenham Avenue Corridor.

 

Schuylkill County:

  • Cass Township -- $133,544 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Highridge Park Road at Keystone Boulevard and at the I-81 Northbound Ramps.
  • Foster Township -- $48,088 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along State Route 901 at Keystone Boulevard.
  • Minersville Borough -- $181,920 for Traffic Signal Retiming and Coordination at 8 Intersections along the Sunbury Street Corridor.
  • Minersville Borough -- $308,270 for Pedestrian Improvements and Installation or Overspeed Warning System at 8 Intersection along the Sunbury Street Corridor.
  • Pottsville -- $314,313 for Traffic Signal and Intersection Upgrades at the Intersection of Market Street and Twentieth Street.
  • Saint Clair Borough -- $229,600 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Claude Lord Boulevard at Hancock Street, Russell Street, Terry Rich Boulevard and Ann Street.

 

Union County:

  • Mifflinburg Borough -- $53,331 for Traffic Signal Retiming along Chestnut Street at Third Street and Fourth Street.
  • Union County -- $53,331 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades at the Intersection of East Chestnut Street at Mabel Street.

 

Washington County:

  • Cecil Township -- $416,850 for Traffic Signal System Upgrades at 7 Intersections along the Southpointe Boulevard Corridor.
  • Peters Township -- $382,950 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades at the Intersection of McMurray Road at Valleybrook Road.

Westmoreland County:

  • Washington Township -- $16,000 for Township Traffic Signal Activities.

 

York County:

•     Dillsburg Borough -- $44,620 for LED Replacement at 7 Intersections along the State Route 15 Corridor.

•     Wrightsville Borough -- $37,054 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Hellam Street at 9th Street and 6th Street.

•     York Township -- $182,035 for Traffic Signal Modernization along Queen Street at Country Club Road.

 

 

A list of recipients, project descriptions, and the amount of state investment is also available at www.penndot.gov on the “Traffic Signals, Management” page under “Travel In PA”. Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.  

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Buggy Rear Ended, Girl Thrown to Road, Driver Flees

A 16 year old girl is reported injured following a crash Wednesday afternoon in Sparta Township in which a car rear ended a horse and buggy.  The Corry State Police report the buggy traveling east on State Route 77 at shortly after 5:45 pm a little less than 100 west of Sportsman Road.  A light blue Subaru Impreza or Legacy was also traveling east at a high rate of speed.  Police say the driver of the car tried to slow down but was unable to stop in time, crashing into the buggy near the intersection of Route 77 and Sportsman Road.  The unidentified girl was thrown the buggy to the road.  The driver of the car fled the scene east on Route 77. 

 

Police say the car is described as a light colored, possibly light blue, Subaru Impreza or Legacy with front end and passenger side damage.  Anyone with information regarding the crash in encouraged to contact the Pennsylvania State Police Corry Station at 814.663.2043.  

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Conneaut Lake PGC Supv Gets National Wild Turkey Federation’s Joe Kurz Wildlife Manager of the Year Award

GAME COMMISSION OFFICERS RECOGNIZED

    In Pennsylvania, it’s turkey season. And the National Wild Turkey Federation Pennsylvania State Chapter recently honored two Pennsylvania Game Commission officers for their work in wildlife conservation.

    Pennsylvania Game Commission Land Management Group Supervisor Jerry A. Bish, of Conneaut Lake, was named recipient of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Joe Kurz Wildlife Manager of the Year Award for his work managing wildlife habitat.

    And Wildlife Conservation Officer Daniel Murray, of Milesburg, was named the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 2016 Conservation Officer of the Year.

    Each honor recognizes the officers’ service during 2016, and was presented at the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners’ recent meeting.

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Conneaut Lake PGC Supv Gets National Wild Turkey Federation’s Joe Kurz Wildlife Manager of the Year Award

GAME COMMISSION OFFICERS RECOGNIZED

    In Pennsylvania, it’s turkey season. And the National Wild Turkey Federation Pennsylvania State Chapter recently honored two Pennsylvania Game Commission officers for their work in wildlife conservation.

    Pennsylvania Game Commission Land Management Group Supervisor Jerry A. Bish, of Conneaut Lake, was named recipient of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Joe Kurz Wildlife Manager of the Year Award for his work managing wildlife habitat.

    And Wildlife Conservation Officer Daniel Murray, of Milesburg, was named the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 2016 Conservation Officer of the Year.

    Each honor recognizes the officers’ service during 2016, and was presented at the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners’ recent meeting.

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TASD BD Mulls 24 Recommendations

Approximately 2 dozen recommendations are under consideration by the members of the Titusville Area School District Board of Education in areas of Tax and Finance, Personnel, Buildings and Grounds and Instructional and Student Services.  The Board members will meet next Monday night in voting session.  Among some of the items discussed at last Monday's committee meeting:

 Approval for the Ready to Learn Block Grant Budget in the amount of $435,000

Approval for the Food Service Equipment Grant Budget in the amount of $31,000 for new equipment at the Main Street School.

Approval for an Athletic Trainer for two school years from 2017 to 2019 at $48,000.

Approval  for the Appointment of Carl Moore as School Solicitor for the coming school year

Approval for the Appointment of Scot Salvo as Athletic Director.

Approval for a Temporary Construction Easement Agreement with the City of Titusville  for use as a right of way to work on the wall on the Brown Street side of the creek.  The City has also agreed to restore the ground to its original condition. 

Approval for sanding and refinishing the floors of the auxiliary gym at Titusville High School and the gym at the Early Childhood Learning Center. 

 

The Board will also take on recommendations for appointment of a school dentist, approval of the tentative list of Spring 2017 Adult Ed grads, approval for an automated phone system , the Canvas Virtual Learning Platform, an agreement with Titusville Health Services Inc as School Physician and provider of mandated and athletic physicals for the upcoming school year , an agreement with Intermediate Unit 6 for Video Streaming Discovery Education and a revision to the school calendar for the new school year.  

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PA AG Issues Statement on Ex-Warden, Convicted of Embezzlement, Now Charged w/Sex Crimes

Wednesday we reported to you Former Crawford County Correctional Facility Warden Timothy Lee Lewis, 54, of Meadville, recently released ahead of schedule from Erie County Jail with medical issues from jail time on conviction of the theft of over a hundred and twenty thousand dollars from the Meadville Moose Lodge is facing charges of corruption of minors.   Attorney General Josh Shapiro is out with a statement on the filing of criminal charges Lewis for soliciting sex from a 17-year-old boy.  

The charges against Timothy Lee Lewis, 54, are the result of an investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The Office of Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecutions Section is prosecuting the case.

Lewis is accused of communicating with the victim through Facebook.  On multiple occasions, he asked the victim to meet him at different locations for sex.

Lewis is accused of offering the victim a $500 cash gift as an inducement. One source, U.S. News and World Report, reports on occasion Lewis offered the victim $1000.   BCI says all of this happened between November 2013 and December 2014 at locations in Venango and Crawford Counties including the Moose Lodge 2505 in East Fairfield Township, Crawford  County.  BCI reports the victim never accepted Lewis' alleged propositions and that Lewis allegedly exposed himself to the boy. 

 “Adults who prey on our youth for their own gratification will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “Whoever the perpetrator is, no one is above the law.”

Lewis is charged with misdemeanor charges of corruption of minors, indecent assault, promoting prostitution and open lewdness.  The charges were filed Tuesday with Magisterial District Court Judge Matthew T. Kirtland in Franklin.  Lewis was charged by way of a summons. 

Online court records do not list an attorney for Lewis.

The Office of Attorney General prosecuted Lewis and his wife last year for stealing approximately $129,000 from Moose Lodge No while he and his wife served in administrative roles at the lodge. The money was stolen during a time when the couple incurred significant gambling losses.

Lewis pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony charge of theft by unlawful taking in a plea deal. He was sentenced to nine to 23 months in prison. He is currently on parole for that offense having been released early from incarceration at the Erie County Jail for blood pressure related issues earlier this year. 

Attorney General Shapiro has nothing but praise for the Pennsylvania State Police for its work that led to the latest charges filed against Lewis. “The Pennsylvania State Police did exemplary work,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “Whether it’s cooperating on breaking up a heroin ring, uncovering a consumer scam, or investigating a child predator, cooperation with local, state and federal law enforcement is essential to our work. It helps makes Pennsylvanians safer.”

 

A preliminary hearing for Lewis is set for June 7 at 1:30 in Judge Kirtland's Franklin office.  

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T'ville Bd. of Ed. Candidates, City Council Candidate Answer Questions

There are seven candidates vying for 3 seats on the Titusville Area School District Board of Education.  All seven will be on the primary ballot next Tuesday seeking a spot on the November General Election Ballot.  There are also two candidates for one seat on Titusville city Council.  Tuesday night at the Benson Memorial Library, six of the school board candidates introduced themselves to school district residents and answered  half a dozen questions from moderator Luke Ruot in Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates Night event.  Only one of the two City Council candidates put in an appearance at the event. 

All three incumbents were on hand, Lynn Cressman, Kevin O'Neill and Dwight Proper.  Cressman and O'Neill are cross filed Democrat and Republican, while Proper is filed as a Republican Candidate.  Challengers James Come, Charlene Eggleston and Jake Jones are also on the primary ballot.  Come and Eggleston are Cross filed while Jones is filed as a Republican. 

Cressman is a retired Titusville High School English

Teacher running for a two year term.  Cressman says

she has the time for the job and loves school and loves

kids. 

O'Neill is a Titusville native and Titusville High School Graduate.  He is completing his second term on the school board serving on the tax and finance committee saying " I feel that I've been part of an integral part of negotiating  a couple of contracts amicably."

Proper is a sixteen year veteran of the board.  says while he is not an educator, he has a keen interest in "education and supporting it in the commonwealth and here in Titusville. 

Challenger Jim Come is a Titusville High School grad having served on the Titusville Planning Commission and the Titusville Alumni Association.  He is currently serving on the Titusville Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors and has experience as a math teacher, athletic  trainer, director and coach for the district.  For Come, it's all about giving back to the community.

Eggleston is a 25 year veteran of work in education as an English instructor and curriculum expert.  In her retirement she says she has the time to devote to the job, and has a vision of student success. 

Jones is also a Titusville High School grad, class of 2000.  He has a young family and moved recently back to the Titusville area.  He describes himself as financial conservative and budget minded and is support of the mass customized learning at Hydetown elementary school.

James Roeder, who is also a candidate for school board did not appear. 

As to the city council candidates, only incumbent Republican Don Frazier showed up for the q and a.  Challenger Keith Bromley did not appear.  Both are republicans.  Frazier is a Titusville native and Titusville High School grad with a background in engineering and electronics.  He says "I love my community" and while he has no specific agenda or vision for the city of Titusville,  Frazier says he sees every resident equally and wants to serve each one.  Frazier appeared to deflect a couple of questions as to whether municipalities should engage in cooperative inter communication.  Asked how he felt about the city reaching out to neighboring communities on issues, programs and proposals of similar interest Frazier explained his stance on Emergency Third Party billing.  Third party emergency billing is already in place in Oil City and Meadville recently adopted the program as well.  Frazier says he does not want Titusville Citizen s taken advantage of.  He further said city manager Larry Manross reached out to many communities as the city searched for a new police chief last year. 

 

 

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TASD Teacher, Staffer Get PASR Lauretta Woodson Award

A language arts teacher and a school custodian  working in the Titusville Area School district are the recipients of awards from the Pennsylvania association of School Retirees.  Barbara Frye, a teacher at the Titusville Middle School and Main Street Elementary School staffer Tracy Pearson are recognized with the Lauretta Woodson Award for their diligent and dedicated work. 

Carol Hall, representing PASR, was first on the agenda at Monday night's school district board committee meeting.  Hall told board members that Frye is "truly dedicated to the art of teaching.  Teaching isn't just a job to Barb, it's a passion and she truly lives it."  Frye is set to retire in June after thirty years of service to the Titusville Area School District. 

Tracy Pearson is recognized as a "a great employee who is a hard worker, takes pride in everything she does, and gives above and beyond to help our school run efficiently"

 

Pearson instituted the Golden Dustpan, a rewards program designed to recognized students helping to keep their classrooms clean.  Each day a classroom is awarded the Golden Dustpan.  The classroom holding the golden dustpan  the most over a two week period gets a prize from Pearson.  

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Simple Gifts visits the Benson Memorial Library

Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts visits the Benson Memorial Library in June 2017!
This award-winning band performs on an impressive array of instruments, including two violins, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders, and guitar plus some more unusual instruments like the bowed psaltery, baritone fiddle, banjolin, guitjo, and doumbek.

Simple Gifts presents a wide variety of ethnic folk music, including everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes. Throughout their performances, they put their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, blending styles from diverse cultures with their American roots. 
Schedule of Events
Tuesday June 6 2017: 2-4PM: MUSIC CAMP (AGES 9-UP)
Tuesday June 6 2017: 7-9PM: COMMUNITY MUSICIAN'S WORKSHOP
Wednesday June 7 2017: 
2-4PM: MUSIC CAMP (AGES 9-UP) 
Wednesday June 7 2017: 7PM FREE CONCERT (ALL AGES)

This event was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency and is free and open to the public. Additional support was made possible by a partnership with the Titusville Council on The Arts.

 

 

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8 FD's Respond to Fully Involved Garage Fire

Eight Crawford County fire companies responded to a fully involved garage fire in Vernon Township Monday afternoon at 5:26 pm.  Four more companies went on standby for garage on fire behind the Allenbrodt/Phillips residence at 17665 Rogers Ferry Road  near the intersection with Peninsula Drive.  No word on the extend of the damage and there were apparently no injuries.  All of this from emergency radio transmissions.

There were apparently no injuries,  but multiple media reports indicate the fire caused by an unattended burning inside the garage.   The garage is reported to be a total loss.

Fire fighters from Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department arrived first on the scene and reported flame showing and shortly after that fully involved.  A second alarm went out at that point. 

 

Responding to the scene were fire companies from West Vernon, Hayfield, Meadville, West Mead 1and 2, Vernon Township, and Vernon Central.  On standby were fire fighters from Conneaut, East Mead, Blooming Valley and Summit.  

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