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Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Meadville's Ainsworth Pulls Ads on Fox News

Multiple news sources are reporting Meadville's Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, maker of Rachel Ray dog food, is among 21 companies pulling their ads from television's Fox News.  All of this after the revelation of sexual harassment allegations against news anchor Bill O'Reilly.  All State, BMW, Credit Karma and Mercedes Benz are among those companies pull advertizing.

On Tuesday, it is reported, Fox News moved the advertisers to other Fox News Channel programs.  News of companies pull advertisements from the 0'Reily Factor started Monday. 

 

The New York Times reported over the weekend settlements by O'Reilly adding up to $13 million had been reached with five women alleging inappropriate behavior on his part.  Other sources report O'Reilly has not commented on the news, but 21rst Century Fox is apparently standing by O'Reilly saying it  "takes matters of workplace behavior very seriously"

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Titusville Man to Trial in Feb. Drug Bust, Woman's Bail Modified

You may remember back in early February we reported to you about A man and woman from Titusville accused of illegal narcotics activity in the city are lodged at the Crawford County Correctional Facility unable to raise $30,000 monetary bond each. 

As a result of a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Titusville Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols, Justin Stokes, 34, of 409 West Walnut Street, was bound over on seven charges for trial.  He remains lodged in the Crawford County Correctional Facility unable to make $30,000 monetary bond. 

Sheena Delp, 31, also of 409 West Walnut Street, had her bail changed from $30,000 monetary to $30,000 unsecured. 

On Thursday February 2, according to a Titusville Police Department News Release, TPD, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office conducted a search warrant at 409 West Walnut Street near the intersection with North Monroe Street.  The search warrant was issued as part of a larger series of illegal narcotics activities investigations ongoing in the region. 

Stokes and Delp  were arrested for a combination of charges including sale and possession of heroin, and child neglect.  Police say a small child was removed from the residence at the beginning of the search warrant and was placed into the care of a relative as a safety measure. 

TPD says during the search several items related to the sale and use of narcotics were recovered:  15 syringes, 1 loaded with suspected narcotics found inside of Dora the Explorer and Booberry Cereal boxes located in the kitchen of the residence.

 

Other sources indicate drugs were sold and used in the apartment.  

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Pizza Bomber Mastermind Dies in Prison

Multiple news sources are reporting the death in a Texas federal prison of 68 year old Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong the only female serial killer in Erie's history.  You may remember she was convicted in a weird Erie bank robbery plot resulting in the death of a pizza deliveryman who died when a bomb strapped around his neck went off.  Authorities report Diehl was suffering from cancer and died of natural causes.  Both the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Pittsburgh confirm Diehl died on Tuesday at Carswell federal Medical Center in Fort Worth. 

Diehl-Armstrong was serving a sentence of life plus 30 years imposed in 2011 following conviction the year before for the 2003 bank robbery plot.  46 year old Brian Wells died after the robbery. 

 

Authorities alleged Diehl-Armstrong was the mastermind of the plot.  She was convicted of conspiracy in addition to two other charges related to wells death.  She had pleaded guilty due to mental illness.  She had threatened to kill her boyfriend James Rhoden who had threatened to reveal her part in the collar bombing.  His body was later found in a freezer.  

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Springboro Couple Charged w/ Harassment after Domestic

A Springboro couple is charged with harassment following an incident Monday night shortly before 9 pm at 23488 North Creek Road in Spring Township, Crawford County.  The Meadville State Police report the incident occurred as 23 year old Brittanee White and 24 year old Justin Rathbun became involved in an argument over their child they have together.  Both White and Rathbun made physical contact with each other, but there were no injuries reported to either party.  Both are charged with harassment in District Court.  

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Drake Well Museum and Park to Host Petroleum Program Series

On Thursday, April 6, Drake Well Museum and Park and Friends of Drake Well, Inc. will host the final installment of the museum’s 2017 Petroleum Program Series.  The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments served at 6:00 p.m.  Admission to the presentation is $5.00 for adults (12-64 years), $4.00 for seniors (65+ years) and Free for youth, veterans and Friends of Drake Well, Inc. members. 

The final installment of Drake Well Museum’s 2017 Petroleum Program Series will feature a presentation by Dr. William R. Brice, Emeritus of  the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown,  entitled “Abraham Gesner – A Pioneer of the Modern Oil Industry.”  Dr. Brice, who in 2009 authored the biography of Edwin Drake, will be portraying Dr. Gesner in a living history depiction augmented with modern PowerPoint projections. 

Born in the Maritime Provinces of Canada, Abraham Gesner (1797-1864) was a trained physician and self-taught geologist.  He is best known for being the first to distill kerosene from crude oil in 1846.  The use of this clean-burning petroleum derivative to light the night led to our modern oil and gas industry.  Dr. Brice will illuminate the story of that early development and the man behind it.

The 2017 Petroleum Program Series is sponsored by Friends of Drake Well, Inc., American Legion Cleo J. Ross Post #368, VFW Bruce Shorts Post #5958 & the Petroleum History Institute.  

Located off Route 8 south of Titusville, Drake Well Museum and Park is open year round.  Spring hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.  Drake Well Museum and Park is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in  partnership with Friends of Drake Well, Inc. and is part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History® (www.PATrailsofHistory.com).

 

Additional information about the 2017 Petroleum Program Series and other museum programs is available at www.drakewell.org, by calling (814) 827-2797, or find us on Facebook at Drake Well Museum and Park. 

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Active Aging, Inc. to begin 10 Keys to Healthy Aging Program

Linesville, PA –Would you like to know more about how you can take charge of your health and delay or prevent disease and injury? Everyone knows that following a regular diet and exercise program increases our chances of living a long and healthy life. What if you are only doing the bare minimum? It is most likely you are missing out on the full benefits that come with living a healthy lifestyle.

 Beginning the first Friday of April, the Active Aging, Inc. Lakeland Valley Center will be holding a new class course for seniors over the age of 60. Ten-Keys to Healthy Aging will be held at the Active Aging, Inc. Lakeland Valley Center located at 237 S. Pymatuning Street in Linesville. The 10-Keys to Healthy Aging is a health promotion program developed by the Center for Aging and Population Health at the University of Pittsburgh and presented by the Prime Time Health program in collaboration with APPRISE counselors.  The workshops are designed to prevent illness, keep seniors independent and promote healthy aging.  The workshops inform participants about lowering systolic blood pressure; smoking cessation; participating in cancer screenings; getting immunized regularly; regulating blood glucose; lowering LDL cholesterol; being physically active; maintaining healthy bone, joints and muscles; maintaining social contact; and combating depression. Classes will be held though out the month of April,  starting on Thursday, April 6th, and continuing on to Thursday, April 13th, 20th, and 27th all taking place at 1:00PM.

 

For more information or to make your reservation for the calls, call Rhonda at (814)683-4959.

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Active Aging, Inc.’s Easter Celebration

Meadville, PA – Come celebrate Easter with Active Aging, Inc. on Tuesday, April 11th, lunch will be served at noon. Lunch will feature sliced ham with honey mustard sauce, au gratin potatoes, glazed carrots, white dinner roll and cake.

Please call your center to reserve your lunch by noon on Tuesday, April 4th.

Cambridge Springs Center: 156 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

Contact Tami Boylan or Jess Feltenberger at (814) 398-8616

Lakeland Valley Center: 237 S. Pymatuning St., Linesville, PA 16424

Contact: Rhonda Wood or Aaron Drake at (814)683-4959

Meadville Center: 1034 Park Avenue, Meadville, PA 16335

Contact: Ashlee Ketcham or Patty Flaherty at (814) 336-1792

About Active Aging, Inc.

 

Active Aging, Inc. is Crawford County’s Area Agency on Aging through the state of Pennsylvania. Since being founded in 1974, Active Aging, Inc. strives to provide services to enhance the quality of life to their consumers who are 60 years of age or older and reside in Crawford County. Active Aging, Inc. provides in home quality services to ensure quality living, as well as five local centers that provide social and educational hands on opportunities as well as health and wellness with classes. 

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Boot Camp at Lakeland Valley Center

Linesville, PA - Would you like to increase your energy and strength? Join us for boot camp that will be offered at Active Aging, Inc. Lakeland Valley Center, located at 237 S. Pymatuning St. in Linesville. This class is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 4, 2017 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  It is open to the public, no age restrictions.

The class will be high energy aerobic and strength training taught by Holly Miller, a Certified Personal Trainer and Instructor.

Payment to attend the course per class is $5.00.

Reserve your spot now as class space is limited. For more information, or to register, contact Rhonda Wood at 814-683-4959.

About Active Aging, Inc.

Active Aging, Inc. is Crawford County’s Area Agency on Aging through the state of Pennsylvania. Since

being founded in 1974, Active Aging, Inc. strives to provide services to enhance the quality of life to

their consumers who are 60 years of age or older and reside in Crawford County. Active Aging, Inc.

provides in home quality services to ensure quality living, as well as five local centers that provide

social and educational hands on opportunities as well as health and wellness with classes.

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Senior Recognition Day at Allegheny College Life Long Learning Event

Meadville, PA – The annual Allegheny College Senior Recognition Day will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on the campus of Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.  Senior Day will begin with registration and a light continental breakfast.  A warm welcome by Allegheny College Provost Ron Cole will take place in the morning followed by some morning entertainment. 

At 10:40 it’s off to morning sessions.  Participants will have a choice of many special workshops and lectures.  Allegheny faculty and students will lead a wide range of choices from current events, cooking, biology, the arts, self-defense techniques and local Crawford County history.  Lunch will be provided at the beautiful Schultz Banquet Hall.  Seniors will enjoy special entertainment following lunch.  Festivities will wrap up at 1:30 p.m. 

This special day is open to the public, people aged 60 years and over, who want to attend these fun learning opportunities.  Limited transportation is available from Crawford County Senior Centers. 

If you have never been to this exciting educational event please contact Active Aging, Inc at 814-336-1792, or your local senior center or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.  The activities are without charge, but preregistration is required.  Seniors who have attended in the past will receive a packet in the mail in early April. 

About Active Aging, Inc.

 

Active Aging, Inc. is Crawford County’s Area Agency on Aging through the state of Pennsylvania. Since being founded in 1974, Active Aging, Inc. strives to provide services to enhance the quality of life to their consumers who are 60 years of age or older and reside in Crawford County. Active Aging, Inc. provides in home quality services to ensure quality living, as well as five local centers that provide social and educational hands on opportunities as well as health and wellness with classes.

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Benson Memorial Library Says "HELLO SPRING!"

HELLO SPRING! We hope you stay around because we've got a lot of great things happening at the Benson Memorial Library in April. http://gallery.tinyletterapp.com/28d3e3ae716a60ff9b836ca84637b0d644b71351/images/6876116a-8992-47e4-81a4-447cdb2be947.jpg
In addition to our regular offerings (Book Buddies, Wednesday After School Clubs, Baby & Toddler Storytime), we've got some great new additions this month. First up is a Family Movie Night on Thursday April 13 at 5pm where we'll be offering a FREE showing of the Disney film "Moana". Everyone is welcome!

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Also on the calendar is our first TEEN ANIME CLUB, which will happen on Thursday April 27 at 3:30pm. All anime and manga fans ages 13-18 are invited to join us at the library. If you like things like Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Attack on Titan, and more, this event is for you!
In other news, we've made some new additions to the library! First, thanks to a grant from the C
rawford Heritage Community Foundation we were able to update our Tablet Learning Station for kids in our Children's Room. We've got four brand new iPads that offer a wide selection of apps that help kids learn about reading, math, computer programming, and more.

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Next up, the renovations to our Community Room continues! Thanks to the Fleming Family Foundation we were able to purchase new tables and table carts for our programs and events. In 2016, our Community Room hosted over 150 programs for the community and this year we hope to do even more! These tables are really helpful for the library....they give us the chance to quickly set up for any of our guests needs. Stay tuned for more information about our Community Room renovations!
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And as always, thank you for your continued support at the
Benson Memorial Library. Every great community needs a great library, and we are here to help you! 
Sincerely, 
The Staff at the Benson Memorial Library 
FUN FACT OF THE MONTH? Did you know that we have a fax machine at the library? Did you know that in 2016 we send and received over 1,000 faxes? We did! If you ever need a fax machine, we're here for you....it's only $1 per page to send or receive a fax at the Benson Memorial Library!
213 North Franklin Street
Titusville PA 16354

 

814.827.2913
benson.ccfls.org     bensonkidsandteens.com     nwpastories.com

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