NEW OWNER - Rich Purdy is the new owner of the former Linda Oliver State Farm office, 407, E. Erie St., Linesville. The Rich Purdy State Farm office is open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday. Purdy spent 8 years in the Army and also worked at Auto Zone for 14 years with Purdy saying his goal is to help people. He intends to support community events. He is married, has two children, and resides in the Greenville area. He is a graduate of Thiel College, Greenville. Have an insurance question - auto, home, life - stop by and talk with Purdy.
State tightens school entry requirements
Written by David Schaef
New state rules are in place, based on Pennsylvania Department of Health action, for student immunization regulations and entry into school.
Effective August 1, 2017, schools must comply with the regulations. The new regulations keep in effect existing exemptions to immunizations for medical, religious or philosophical reasons.
According to information published in the Pennsylvania School Board’s Association March/April Bulletin - “Under the new law, the provisional waiver of eight months for school children to be fully immunized is reduced to five school days. the student must obtain the next or final dose within that five-day window or risk being excluded from school. However, the student may attend school provisionally beyond the five days if he or she submits a medical certificate from a health care provider [physician, certified nurse practitioner or a physician assistant[ outlining the dates for additional vaccination.
If the student has not received all of the doses for a multiple dose vaccine series on his or her first day of attendance for that school, the school administrator or a designee [school nurse] may not provisionally admit that student unless the five-day rule can be met or a medical certificate is provided. Students who have not received a single dose vaccine on their first day of attendance for that school year may not be admitted to school.
The new law also requires students to have one additional dose of meningococcal vaccine before entry into 12th grade.
School administrators or designees must review medical certificates for student compliance every 30 days, instead of 60 days. Also, schools now have until Dec. 31, to report immunizations date to the Department of Health.
Students who are homeless as defined under the McKinney Vento Act are excluded from these rules. Also, children, transferring from outside the state as well as children in foster care will have 30 days to provide a medical certificate.”
Road issues in S. Shenango
Written by Roseanne Staab
South Shenango Township met for the March meeting with Supervisors Joe Livingston and Jim Slozat in attendance. Supervisor Mike Richter was absent. Secretary Cathryn Amon took the minutes and there were 3 citizens present.
The February meeting minutes were briefly reviewed and approved, and Cathryn Amon read the Treasurer’s Report aloud before it was also approved.
For Public Comment, two people stood to talk to the Board about a road in the Lakeview Estates Allotment area.
A road where their house is situated is not a township road, and the house is at the very edge of the allotment.
The road is obscure and the township does not do maintenance on it.
Read more in this weeks issue.
- BUSINESSES FOR YOUR GOOD TIMES PLANS!
- FIRST BAPTIST, LINESVILLE, EASTER SERVICES!
- STATE FUNDING FOR PROJECT!
LEPRECHAUNS - Photo of Linesville Library Story Hour Leprechauns at recent Story Hour event. See column for all library activities and events on page 12. Libraries are more than a place to borrow books.
CL Park lot sales may be down to one
Written by David Schaef
It appears that there may be only one lot left to sell at Conneaut Lake Park in the area of the burned down Beach Club.
Trustees of CL Park have obtained sales agreements for two more lots in the Flynn Subdivision, Lots 5 and 6. Lot 5 was the one that had the boundary fence dispute. Lot 6 is the back lot which has no lake frontage.
This would leave Lot 1 as the only unsold lot at this point.
The Beach Club appeal was argued in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in January. Since that time, the bankruptcy court has ruled in favor of the Debtor in an adversary proceeding against Park Restoration. That means that the court determined that PR owes TCLP for the fire loss of the Beach Club.
It is not known when a decision will come down from the Third Circuit.
Water bill is bone of contention at Conneautville boro council meeting
Written by Lisa Houserman
A resident approached Conneautville Borough Council during the March meeting in order to air a grievance concerning her water bill.
She expressed that her family did not use the amount of water indicated on the bill between the two properties in question. She indicated in strong words that her request was for a shut-off valve.
Mr Bocan, President of Borough Council asked how many units were being billed and she explained that there are two properties, a garage and trailer, but the meter is not located on site, so to speak. She requested one meter for the properties in question.
The meter currently is located in something called a meter “pit.” Neither property is located in the borough proper but the properties were “grandfathered in,” according to the resident.
Councilman Hoovler spoke up and said that they are not supposed to be “selling water outside of the borough.” Bocan explained that the water is metered at the borough line; the resident pointed out that the shut off valve and line are within borough limits.
Read more in this weeks issue.
- ROLLING FIELDS CRAFT SHOW APRIL 1!!
- ARDIS HOLDING SPECIAL SALE APRIL 1 - 3!
- EXTENDED HOURS PLANNED AT LAKELAND VALLEY CENTER