Robbins, Evans Announce State Funding for Two Crawford County Projects

HARRISBURG – Two projects in Crawford County will receive funding through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) to help improve drinking water and treat wastewater, announced Sen. Robert Robbins (R-Crawford) and Rep. John Evans (R-Crawford/Erie). Specifically, Conneautville Borough was awarded a $940,000 low-interest loan to construct more than a mile of new water distribution line […]

John Evans Reports..07-29-11

Why Scams Often Target Senior Citizens By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) All too often, many scammers target senior citizens as their potential victims. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released several reasons why senior citizens are often the victims of scams. The FBI has found that older Americans are more likely to own their […]

Homecoming Parade Will Again Pass Through The Streets Of Edinboro

UPDATED: 07-28-11 8:38PM For as many years as many local residents can remember, the Edinboro University parade has passed through the streets of the Boro, for the past three it has not. There is probably no useful purpose in discussing why, be it politics or arbitrary or well meaning decision, it just was changed. Most […]

Support Our Troops Should Be More Than Just A Saying!

In the archives of is a video. (Click HERE to view it) This video was posted many months ago and although it has been viewed countless times, we would like to invite you to do so again. At the end of the video is a web address that will take you to a page […]

Lancer Letter..07-26-11

Understanding Cyber Charter Schools, Part 2 by Richard Scaletta I have a great idea to save time and money. This year, we will have an online commencement for the class of 2012. Each speech and musical selection will be filmed and put on a website. Pomp and Circumstance will play in the background. The site […]

Dave Barry Week At

If you are one of those who have enjoyed the writings of Dave Barry you will enjoy reading this weeks, Today’s Quote feature. We have selected some of Dave’s work to feature each day this week, we hope is stirs some memories or encourages you to hit the book store for a larger dose of […]

John Evans Reports..07-22-11

PennDOT Service Provides Latest Travel, Construction Information By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic due to a vehicle crash or construction project, you know how these delays can wreak havoc on your schedule. Wouldn’t it be nice to know about a delay before getting on the interstate so you could […]

Lancer Letter.. 07-19-11

Understanding Cyber Charter Schools, Part 1 by Richard Scaletta Every time I have a conversation with someone about charter schools, specifically cyber charters, the person tells me that no one understands what I’ve explained and I should let people know. So, people, I’m letting you know. Charter schools are independent, public schools that receive a […]

Farmers Market and Fresh Produce Time Is Here!

This is a great time of the year, fresh fruits and vegetables are everywhere! Our local Farmers Market, at Goodell Gardens, is going strong and growing. Place a big circle on Wednesday, every week through September 14th. That’s the day the barn at Goodell comes alive with fresh items from many of the areas local […]

John Evans Reports..07-15-11

New Law Toughens Penalties for Drug Deliveries Resulting in Death By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) One of the new laws enacted this summer will strengthen the penalties for those who deliver illegal drugs and death occurs. This situation happens when an individual dies from the drug, either by an overdose or as a result of […]

Lancer Letter..07-12-11

Shrinking and Shifting by Richard Scaletta We are shrinking and shifting. Our school enrollment is shrinking while our community population shifts into “maturity.” In short, our community is reflecting the national trend of an aging population. In 1960, 50% of the nation was school age. Those kids in grades K-12 then went to college, got […]

John Evans Reports… 07-08-11

New Law Seeks to Make Public Information More Accessible By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) One of the new laws passed at the end of the spring legislative session will help make it easier to find out information about state spending and revenue. Act 18 of 2011 establishes an online, searchable database of all state government […]

Edinboro Lakeside Association Presents Edinboro VFD With $5000 Check.

Edinboro Lakeside Association presented a check for $5,000 on the 4th of July at Edinboro Lake to the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department. The money was the half of the proceeds from The Edinboro Lakeside Association Home Tour held on June 5th. The Volunteer Fire Dept plan on using the funds to put toward the purchase […]

Edinboro’s “Copper Coin” Is No More…..

The sign at the Copper Coin that says “Will reopen July 15”, and normally this time of year it generally means the owners are taking a well deserved break and enjoying a short vacation. In this case, however, it’s a bit different. Bill Correll, current owner of Charlie’s Pub & Eatery, will take over ownership […]

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 […]


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 […]