News from Tidioute...

Far-fetched Dock diving dog trains for National Championship

Walt Stover and his dog Millie from Tidioute, PA are headed to National Championship in Orlando, Florida.  See full article by clicking the link below.


Not that kind of belt

With her family ‘into arts and music,’ Lauren Timco focuses on ‘joint locks, choke holds, ... submissions’

Read the full article on Tidioute native Lauren Timco by clicking the link below.

Group Image of students and teachers aid during Conservation Day 2019

Conservation Day 2019

Conservation Day was a huge success once again this year with a large number of participants on hand to make light work of many projects.  Students and Teachers from the Tidioute Community Charter School joined forces with the Tidioute Borough and some communtiy volunteers and participated in this annual event known as Conservation Day.  Students lend a helping hand in "sprucing up the town" while learning about conservation through community service. We would like to thank everyone for their hard work.  Our town looks great and the improvements can be enjoyed by all.  A special thank you to the 7th - 12th grade students of TCCS, Ms. Kelly McKean for organizing this event, and to Mrs. Deloris Timco for her flower and design expertise .       

Safety Improvements Continue Along Route 62 in Warren and Forest Counties



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 funds.


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


Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 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 County author pens book with references of Tidioute.

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  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.   

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Tidioute's reenactment made front page news again on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 when an article was printed entitled "WISH LIST" after Tidioute was host to three visitors from Remagen, Germany.  Our new found friends stopped in to the Borough Office wanting to meet the people who put on this great event.  Read the full article below: 

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 Growing!

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



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.  


Tidioute on the cover of "Remember When"

A photo of Tidioute made the cover of a booklet entitled "Remember When" which was included with the August 31st, publication of the Warren Times Observer.  The photo shows the Cholcolate Shop on main Street in Tidioute, PA  Owners: Joe and Thelma Sabella (1959-1969).  The Chocolate Shop was the original "convenience store" along with a lunch menu and became a local hangout for Tidioute teens, complete with pinball machines and juke box playing those great songs from the 60's.  Up the street were the Mansfield Bar & Cafe and Christy's Market which of course is now known as Evan's Market. 

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(Annual Water Report)

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Tidioute Borough
129 Main St
Tidioute, PA 16351

Phone: (814) 484-7424

Fax: (814) 484-7412

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