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 […]

John Evans Reports.. 05-20-11

Take Time to Honor Fallen Veterans This Memorial Day By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) As we begin the week leading up to the Memorial Day holiday, I want to take a moment to reflect upon the day and explain why it’s so important to keep the meaning of this day at the forefront. Memorial Day […]

Lancer Letter 05-17-11

May Madness by Richard Scaletta The terms, “March” and “madness” go together after many years of NCAA basketball playoffs. But in the school business, “May Madness” reigns supreme. May is the month of everything. Wrapping up the academic year, recognizing achievements for the year and having our kids display their work for the year all […]


It is sometimes so easy to forget, and sometimes very convenient, that we don’t always recall what we asked or hoped for. It was just a few short weeks ago that we would have really been happy for a 50 degree day and no snow. When was it we were looking for some cheaper gas […]

Lancer Letter.. 05-09-11

Legacies by Richard Scaletta The technology world often adopts words and redefines them. When referring to “legacy software,” the reference is to a piece of software that has been superseded, but because of wide-spread use, is difficult to replace. This is viewed negatively by some in the technology profession. When we speak of the legacy […]

More On The PA Budget Talks

With all the discussion lately on the pending changes in funding to all areas of state government, there has been particular interest in how the education budgets will fair in the upcoming fiscal year. Here is an additional audio report just released from Rep John Evans on the ongoing talks. Evans on Budget05-09-2011 CLICK HERE […]

John Evans Reports…05-06-11

Bill Would Prohibit Unsolicited Text Messages from Advertisers By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) In this day and age of modern technology moving by leaps and bounds, text messaging is becoming an increasingly popular and effective way for businesses and advertisers to reach new customers. However, to many people on the receiving end of these text […]

Department of State Changes Passport Application Requirements, Says Evans

HARRISBURG – In conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) would like to inform residents of important changes to passport application requirements. The U.S. Department of State has made it mandatory for the full names of an applicant’s parent or parents to be listed on […]

Edinboro, Bloomin’ Purple!

The “Beautification” committee with the Edinboro Growth Initiative after discussion, decided to start an initiative to help build community spirit. It is not a mandate, only a suggestion, and they are hoping there will be many that will become part of it. Many businesses and homeowner’s already put in flower gardens and they applaud each […]

Lancer Letter 05-03-11

Budget Updatet by Richard Scaletta The budget cuts to education proposed by Governor Corbett are getting a great deal of attention in the press these days. As districts struggle to balance their budgets, parents are coming to understand what impact it will have on their children’s education. Rallies are being held and two mothers sponsored […]

John Evans Reports….04-29-11

Be Prepared for Weather Emergencies By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) With all of the major weather disasters that have occurred during the past couple of weeks within Pennsylvania and across the southern portion of the United States, it is always a good idea to make sure you are prepared for emergencies. The most important plan […]

Lancer Letter.. 04-26-11

We’ve Got Talent by Richard Scaletta If you were asked a question and could only conceive of two possible responses, your answer would be limited. Each possibility would have a 50% chance of being chosen. Middle school is a time when children ask many questions of themselves: Who am I? Who will I be? What […]

John Evans Reports…04-22-11

Bill to Prohibit Dangerous Chemicals in Certain Bath Salts By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) To help discourage the prevalence of new chemical compounds that are being used to get high by drug users, the House has passed legislation to ban the chemicals in products sold in Pennsylvania. Within the past few months, instances of people […]

Lancer Letter 04-19-11

Words That Annoy by Richard Scaletta (To be read in the style of Andy Rooney.) Have you ever noticed how certain words and phrases come into vogue and are then overused? Take for example the word “crisis” and its use by television news anchors. It seems that in the war of superlatives, everything must be […]

John Evans Reports…04-15-11

April is Donate Life Month By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) Organ Donor Month Audio Report Every 11 minutes, someone is added to a transplant waiting list. Even though an average of 75 people receive organ transplants each day, an average of 20 die every day because of the shortage of donor organs. While organ transplantation […]

Lancer Letter.. 04-12-2011

Mr. GM by Richard Scaletta Is it possible for adolescent males to have fun without being rude, crass or gross? If you answered no, you’ve probably spent time with adolescent males; but, you probably did not attend the annual Mr. GM pageant at the high school last week. This fun event is proof positive that […]

John Evans Reports… 04-08-11

Governor’s Budget Proposal Not the Final Word on Higher Education By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) As the state legislator who represents Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, I was greatly concerned about the devastating reduction in funding for the State System of Higher Education in the budget proposal. I wasn’t alone. Many of my colleagues and I […]

Lancer Letter … 04-05-2011

Strategic Planning Core Values by Richard Scaletta As most people in the district know, we have been working this year to develop a strategic plan. We invited the public to 13 meetings in the fall and also met with all our employees to discuss our strengths. In January and February, we went back to those […]