Safety Improvements Continue Along Route 62 in Warren and Forest
Oil City, PA — A multi-year project to repair and reinforce portions of Route 62
continues in Limestone and Watson townships, in Warren County, and Hickory Township in Forest County.
The project will involve corrections in six landslide areas, including the construction of at 978-foot soldier pile retaining wall south of Cobham Hill
Road in Watson Township. Work will also include milling and paving the roadway, building geosynthetic reinforced soil slopes and updates to guiderails and drainage.
The repairs got underway in December. The anticipated completion date for the project is August 7, 2020. Work in 2019 will include slide repairs and
pipe replacements. Paving is expected to take place in 2020.
The contractor is Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College, PA. The contract cost is $13,389,062, which will be paid entirely with federal
No detour is anticipated, though motorists may encounter traffic controlled by flaggers or temporary signals for portions of the project.
PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention
to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act
89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic
speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts
accessible on the 511PA website.
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Warren counties at www.penndot.gov/District1.
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Warren County resident and author Judy Sharer, has written a sweet historical romance titled, Settler's Life, hold on to your dreams. The book is the first in a family saga series
titled, A Plains Life. Book one follows a family from Tidioute, Pennsylvania in 1854. For more information read the press relaese below or visit https://judysharer.com The book is now available on Amazon in paperback. Author Judy Sharer, will hold a book signing at the Tidioute Public Library October 3, 2018
from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with a reading at 5:30 pm.
Local Inventor showcased in Farm Show Magazine.
Local resident and inventor Carmen Fedele was recently showcased in the following article published in Farm Show magazine.
Simple Invention Turned Into 80,000 Sales
Carmen Fedele, Sr. worked in a truck maintenance shop back in the mid 1990's keeping a fleet of trucks in good repair, which often required repairing or replacing
wheel seals. "Back then we didn't have a tool other than a sledge and pry bar to knock the seal out," Fedele says. "Eventuallythe seal came out, but it was difficult and the bearing could
easily be damaged."
One evening Fedele went home and started thinking there had to be a better way. "I had a couple pieces of 1/2 by 1-in. scrap metal in my shop and I used a
hacksaw to cut a piece about 4 in. long, sharpened one edge and bent it slightly so it would hook behind the seal." Fedele then welded a metal bar perpendicular to the hook for a handle.
He tried the puller on a few seals the next day and it worked exactly as he thought it would.
Fedele's invention was so simple and effective that he had the idea patented in 1995. In 2 years he made more than 1,500 in his shop and sold them himself.
"I had a band saw set up with jigs to cut the parts, and I bought the handles 100 at a time," Fedele says.
Fedele eventually sold the manufacturing rights to a company that's now owned by SKF Tools. "They still make the tool nearly 20 years later the same way I
designed it," says Fedele. "The tool works on most tractor, truck, dolly or trailer wheel seals. I guess the idea was a good one, because about 80,000 have been sold over the
years." Source: FARM SHOW MAGIZINE
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Carman Fedele, Sr., 1 Main Street, Tidioute, PA 16351 (ph 814-730-9377).
Easy Ways to Help Save the Bees
Bees play a vital role in our everyday lives. Here are a few ways to help save them from becoming extint.
- Plant bee-friendly flowers and flowering herbs in your garden.
- Choose native plants in a variety of shapes and colors to encourage deiversity.
- Don't stree over clover and dandelions in your yeard, which are a haven for honeybees.
- Limit the use of pesticides, especially while plants are in bloom.
- Purchase local organic honey to support area beekeepers
Our School Is
For quite some time now our award winning Tidioute Community Charter School has been growing by leaps and bounds. The school continues to progress and expand with the addition of a new music
room completed last year, and the acqusition of the large victorian home adjacent to the school. Another great success story is the FREE lunch program implemented four
years ago which provides each and every child with breakfast and lunch at no cost! That's right, FREE to every student! The program continues with the start of
the 2018 - 2019 school year and is offered to every TCCS student currently. We are TCCS proud! Go Bulldogs!
Visit the school website to learn more at www.tidioutecharter.com
Parents please be aware Tidioute Borough has a curfew ordinance for anyone under the age of 18 years of age. Curfew times are as follows: 11:00 pm Sunday -
Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Ordinances are available for public view during regular office hours.