When Was The Last Time You Read It? Happy Birthday, America!

Follows is a transcription of the Declaration of Independence. If you haven’t read it for awhile, or if you never have, take some time on this very important day in our country’s history, to read it and soak it in. Happy 4th of July! The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. […]

Game Commission Endorses Sunday Hunting

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission today endorsed removing the prohibition on hunting on Sundays in Pennsylvania, which is the basis of legislation being sponsored by Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford). The endorsement of Sunday hunting came at a meeting of the Board of Game Commissioners in Harrisburg by a vote of 4-3. One commissioner abstained. […]

She Rode A Pogo Stick To Raise Money…26 Miles!

Karyn Puller had a desire to raise money to fight child exploitation. She set a goal to pogo stick 26 miles!! by June 30 to help Love146. Love146 is a non-profit organization who globally fights against the tragic injustice of forced prostitution and slavery of children. Her goal was met when she completed the 26 […]

New Restaurant Coming To Edinboro

A new sign went up recently at the old Valerios Italian Restaurant. Compadres Mexican Restaurant is adding another location to their growing list here in Edinboro. The sign only says “Coming Soon” but at least the vacant restaurant will soon be filled and local residents will have yet another dining choice. While no other information […]

John Evans Reports..06-24-11

Castle Doctrine Set to Become Law By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) Legislation that will further protect law-abiding citizens who use self-defense when faced with an imminent threat is on the governor’s desk to be signed into law. House Bill 40, known as the Castle Doctrine, clarifies state law so that legal protection is afforded to […]

Summer……Finally!

To many it seemed as though it would never come. A cold and wet spring seemed to linger way too long, but the signs are there that summer is here. For many this is the time of discovery, discovering what “special” item that possibly could have been destined for the landfill is your next treasure […]

Lancer Letter..06-21-11

What? You work in the summer!? by Richard Scaletta Even though I’ve been a school administrator for 24 years, I still run into people who assume that school administrators do not work in the summer. If school administrators and their office staffs did not work in the summer, the first day of school would be […]

John Evans Reports…06-17-11

Deadline to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Extended By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) The deadline to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31. Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2010. The […]

Lancer Letter…06-14-11

Final Budget by Richard Scaletta I took a finance class this spring from Dr. William Hartman at Penn State. He has been looking at school budgets across the state for over thirty years. He notes that this has been the worst year for school budgets in all the years he has been in the business. […]

GM Lancer Band Camp Starts Today!

Wow! 2011 class just graduated, classes over for the summer, but bright and early June 13th the dedicated members of the GM Lancer band are already preparing for next years season. Known as “mini-bandcamp” this one week session is a time for incoming freshmen to learn some of the basics and what it means to […]

John Evans Reports… 06-10-11

Pennsylvania Fair Guides Now Available By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) Did you know that Pennsylvania fairs, like the Crawford County Fair and the Albion Area Fair attract thousands of visitors, not only from our local area but from the tri-state area? In addition to these two local favorites, more than 100 fairs and community festivals […]

Lancer Letter.. 06-08-11

Commencement 2011 by Richard Scaletta Tonight, June 9, is the 52nd annual commencement of General McLane High School. The class of 1960, though not yet occupying the present high school campus, was the first class of the school district. It is interesting to note that many of the graduates from the school’s first class are […]

Account Established To Aid Local Accident Victim

Many are aware of the recent auto accident involving three young men from General McLane HS, among them was Alex Burbules. Unfortunately, the accident caused Alex to loose part of his left leg below the knee, a very tough thing to face for a 17 year old with a passion for soccer. A fund has […]

Edinboro Man Has Early Positive Results With New Cancer Drug

Have you ever wondered if all the fundraisers, walks, bake sales, and everything else we do to raise money to fight cancer ever really does any good. Are we really getting anywhere in the fight against something that takes so many loved ones from our lives? Dean Shepherd of Edinboro, PA would give you a […]

John Evans Reports…06-03-11

Legislation Seeks to Increase Use of Locally Grown PA Products By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) To help encourage locally grown products and further enhance the agriculture industry in the Commonwealth, the House passed legislation in late May that would allow the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) to better promote its PA Preferred® program. With agriculture […]

Lancer Letter 05-31-11

Relay for Life Keynote Address 2010 by Richard Scaletta This weekend is the annual General McLane Relay for Life to Benefit the American Cancer Society. This week, in lieu of the Lancer Letter, I am submitting a portion of my keynote address given at the event last year. Email me if you would like the […]

John Evans Reports.. 05-27-11

Teens Should Learn Difficult Lesson from Sexting but Not Be Scarred for Life By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) The trend of sexting – sending electronic images of sexual acts and/or unclothed individuals – is rapidly growing in our society, especially among our youth. A young lady takes a nude photo of herself, sends it to […]

Lancer Letter 05-24-11

Stop the Bus! by Richard Scaletta Until my days in my high school band, the idea of riding on a school bus was foreign. I walked 10 blocks to my elementary school (admittedly it was uphill only one way). My high school was even closer. A three block trek while carrying my sousaphone on many […]

Drinking Water Warning Issued- UPDATE

BOIL WATER ADVISORY Lifted May 26, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. by Erie County Board of Health The Borough of Edinboro has issued a warning about the drinking water for anyone on the borough water system. Residents and businesses are asked to boil any water used for cooking and personal use. Persons with lowered immune systems […]