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Headlines for Sept. 22, 2014 Print E-mail
Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00

Conneaut students in WIN Learning
Written by David Schaef

The continuing effort to prepare students for career and college has led the Conneaut School District to take part in WIN Learning, school directors were advised at a work session held last Tuesday evening at the Alice Schafer School Annex.

WIN Learning is described as providing students with the tools to be career and college ready. WIN stands for Worldwide Interactive Network with the goal being to improve educational opportunities...by integrating learning with the latest technologies.

All 17 school districts in Northwestern Pennsylvania, the districts in Crawford, Erie and Warren Counties, are taking part in this pilot program funded by a 3-year $100,000 grant through the Erie Community Foundation and is a pilot program for the state of Pennsylvania.

WIN is to help both middle school and high school students, including those who attend the county’s Career and Technical School in Meadville to have the skills to be career and college ready. as they prepare for the 21st century.

Read more in this weeks issue.

 

Sadsbury supervisors could raise road fees to combat logging damages
Written by Roseanne Staab

Sadsbury Township supervisors held their September public meeting with presiding board members Kevin VanHonk, Lyle Hoovler and Bonnie Smith in attendance. Secretary Rose Mumau took the minutes and there were 2 citizens present. All stood to salute the American Flag.

There was no Public Comment.

The August meeting minutes were approved by unanimous vote, along with minutes from the July meeting of the Joint Meeting for the Conneaut Lake Park Revitalization Plan.

For the Road Report, Road Master Mark Sobieski talked about work in Sadsbury Township.

He discussed the traffic signal and control box located at Routes 18 and 322. The control box is made by Eagle Brand. There are new control boxes on the market that recognize problems with traffic signals. The township has spare units on hand in the event of failure, and the current light is dated from 2005 or 2006.

Read more in this weeks issue.


For additional details about these stories , as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, Sept. 22, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • CASH sports updates on games, schedules! Page 17!
  • Antlers & Anglers Sept. 27 - 28 event, Page 20!
  • Albro reunion Saturday

 
Headlines for Sept.15, 2014 Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00

Eagle to be taken off CASH building
Written by David Schaef

The large size Eagle recently put up on the front of the Conneaut Area Senior High School will be taken down soon as Conneaut school directors decided in a 6-3 vote last Wednesday evening at their meeting at Conneaut Lake Middle School.

Conneaut Schools Superintendent Jarrin Sperry said he had worked with athletic director John Acklin and had approved having the Eagle put up on the barren cement block portion fronting the building.

He thought the Eagle, provided by Roche Graphics, was an extension of the Eagle head adopted two years back as the official trademark and mascot for the school.

School lawyer George Joseph said it was not and thus needed approval.

That Eagle could also be trademarked/copyrighted which Roche Graphics, the Community News learned, was willing to grant free of charge for Conneaut use.

Read more in this weeks issue.

 

33rd Annual Ducks Unlimited Pymatuning Waterfowl this weekend
Written by David Schaef

Are you looking for something exciting to do this weekend with the entire family? Join the thousands who will visit the 33rd Annual Ducks Unlimited Pymatuning Waterfowl & Outdoor Expo in Linesville, September 20 and 21. Full details of the expo can also be viewed at the website www.pymatuningexpo.com, and see the list of events on pages 10 and 12 inside this issue.

The Expo, held at Conneaut Area High School, opens at 9 a.m. Featured events for Saturday will include the Pennsylvania Duck Stamp Contest. The Ducks Unlimited Sportsmen’s Night Out (Auction and Raffles) will be held in the Conneaut Area High School Gym. Doors open at 5 pm and all are welcome to attend this free event.

This year’s Auction and Raffle will be the biggest yet including thousands of dollars worth of prizes and auction items!

On Sunday, the expo opens again at 9 am. Highlights for the day will include the Expo Carving Contest.

Read more in this weeks issue.

 

Linesville holding on Pachuk building issue
Written by David Schaef

No more action on a proposed tearing down of the Pachuk Building in downtown Linesville is anticipated until the yearly tax sale is done by the county on September 26, members of borough council noted when the council met in September session last Tuesday evening.

The pending tax sale is putting a hold on action as the council waits to see if a purchaser steps forward or not, if not the building remains in the Pachuk name. The sale, if the building is purchased, would have to cover various payment for taxes, etc.

Linesville businessman Brian Bair [Bair’s Corvettes] was in attendance at the meeting and raised questions about council’s intentions/plans for the building with council president Mike Heaney saying tearing down the building was one of the conversations council has had. Bair wanted to know about the cost of borrowing money for the tear down, the interest, and a sheriff’s sale.

Bair said he had heard the taxes might be raised 4.5 mills to cover the cost of tearing down the building and suggested that would be something those on fixed incomes could not afford. He said he did not want to see tax money used.

Read more in this weeks issue.


For additional details about these stories , as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, Sept. 15, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • CASH sports updates on games, schedules! Page 17!
  • Summit issue with PennDOT, stop signs, Page 8!
  • Octoberfest Craft Show, Page 2!

 
AT THE CC FAIR Print E-mail
Monday, 08 September 2014 00:00

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- Roseanne Staab photo
AT THE CC FAIR - Kate Gatts of Atlantic shows her in a Performance Class at the Crawford County Fair recently.

 

 
Late signups up school kindergarten numbers Print E-mail
Written by David Schaef   
Monday, 08 September 2014 00:00

A fourth kindergarten class will be added to Conneaut Valley Elementary School due to increased class numbers largely brought on by families signing their children up in the last two weeks before school started.

The decision to add a fourth class was informally decided by Conneaut Board of Education members meeting in September work session at Conneaut Lake Middle School September 3.

As of the meeting night, the three CVE kindergarten classes had 25 students in each class with several parents addressing the board regarding their concerns of what they considered the high numbers.

Sixteen students were registered for kindergarten in the two weeks before school began, that up from the 59 registered in April.

Read more in this weeks issue.


For additional details about Late signups up school kindergarten numbers, as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, Sept. 8, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • CASH sports updates on games, schedules! Page 11!
  • Conneaut Lake boro council meeting, Page 17!
  • Classes for residents age 55 and over set

 
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