Tidioute Area News In Brief




Senior Center menu

Thursday, February 14 will be a surprise Valentine’s Day Dinner, desserts and beverages.

There will be no take outs on Valentine’s Day as this is a special day and will be observed at the Center only.

Monday, February 18 the center will be closed for Presidents Day.

Tuesday, February 19 will be Spaghetti, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, February 21 will be soup and sandwiches, dessert and beverages.

Please call the center at 484-3020 to make reservations for any of the lunches and to sign up for the TWAC Bus.

Ash Wednesday Mass

Ash Wednesday Mass will be celebrated at St. John Church at 9:30 a.m. today and also at St. Anthony’s at 6 p.m.

Stations of the Cross

ST John Church will have the Stations of the Cross on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. starting on Feb. 18

ST Anthony’s will have the Stations of the Cross on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting Thursday, Feb. 21.

UM Ash Wednesday


Tidioute First United Methodist Church will have Ash Wednesday services at 7 p.m.

MDA Nights

Team MuscleMaker will be holding MDA nights at Buccardo’s Restaurant on Friday, Feb. 15 and Friday, Feb. 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The team will be waiting tables for tips only to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy.

Homecoming Dance

Tidioute Community Charter School will hold a Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.

This dance will be held in the school cafeteria.

Cost is $8 per person or $14 per couple.

Bake Sale

Team MuscleMaker will be holding a Bake Sale at Tidioute Community Charter School during the Elementary basketball tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m.

If you would like to support Team MuscleMaker and their fight against Muscular Dystrophy, you can help by donating a baked good or by monetary donations.

Please contact Monica Morgan at 484-0244 if you would like to help.

Team MuscleMaker thanks you in advance for your support.

Tidioute Lions Club

Members of the Tidioute Lions Club are seeking help at the recycling plant located at the end of Grant Street.

Recycling is done on Mondays from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. This is for the winter months as opposed to doing it at night in the dark.

Also, they are looking for new members and would like to see some new people helping out with their activities.

Firehall bookings

Anyone wishing to rent the Tidioute Firehall for a Wedding Reception, graduation, or other events may contact Barb Bobak at 484-3478 for rental information and to set a date.

Chinese auction

Ladies Auxiliary members of VFW Post 8803 Tidioute will be sponsoring a Chinese Auction to be held on Saturday, March 2 to coincide with the annual Chili Cook-off at the VFW.

Anyone wishing to donate any items for the Chinese Auction may contact Barb Downey at 589-7508 or Beverly Stotler at 484-3549 or you can leave your items at the Post Home.

Proceeds from the Chinese Auction will benefit Cancer Research.

VITA Tax Site

Those wishing to have their income taxes filled out and filed should call the Tidioute Senior Center at 484-3020 and have Pat Sveda set up appointment with a volunteer from the VITA program.

VITA is Volunteers In Tax Assistance and the service is free of charge.

Appointments are set up for Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Health Fair

Tidioute Annual Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Tidioute Firehall.

Those who wish to have the comprehensive blood work done will be need to fast for 12 hours prior to the blood being drawn. Cost is $40

There is also just a blood sugar test for a cost of $10; you also need to fast for this blood test.

Men can have the PSA blood test done for an additional $17.

A light breakfast is available following the blood work.

Testing is being done by Warren General Hospital staff members.

Several groups will be on hand with information for those who want to stop at their tables.

Those wishing to have any of the blood tests done need to contact Marty Bennett at 484-7372 to schedule an appointment.


Ruth Gerus is at home recuperating after her broken hip. She would like to thank all her neighbors and friends for all the help, cards, visits, flowers and milk shakes.

Little League

Tidioute Area Little League Baseball/Softball sign -ups are being held for ages 4 to 18.

Sign ups will be held at Buccardo’s Restaurant on Feb. 23 and March 2 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Sign up sheets will be available at Buccardo’s Restaurant, Tidioute Community Charter School office and the Tidioute Borough Office.

Last day to turn in sign-ups is March 23.

Contact Steve Morrison at 484-3507 with any questions.


Service Award

Dan and Sue Salm were chosen by Tidioute Borough Council to receive the Community Service Award from Mayor Pam McLaughlin.

Salms were very instrumental in the Holiday Lighting Committee and guided other volunteers where they were needed to help get the decorating done in a timely fashion.

They made sure all the lights were restrung with the new LED lights to provide brighter lights and cheaper electricity costs.

Several hours and days went into decorating the community for Christmas and they also decorate for other Holidays as well.

Borough Council

Tidioute Borough Council members met on Monday evening at the borough office for their regular monthly meeting.

Police Chief Steve Vincent reported traveling 347 miles for the past month and reported on five incidents.

Rob Greene was present to introduce himself to council members and announce he is running for District Attorney. He shared his top priority concerns with council. More information about Greene can be found on his web site at GreeneforDA.com.

Mayor Pam McLaughlin complimented the borough maintenance department for the great job they have been doing to keep out streets plowed and cleared of snow.

McLaughlin presented Dan and Sue Salm with the Community Service Award on behalf of the borough for all their hard work on the Holiday Lighting Committee and making our community beautiful with all the decorations and lights.

Borough Manager, Walt Snavley reported on the purchase of a Ford F450 Diesel snowplow truck for $15,500.

He also shared the fact that he is going to get some cold patch and patch some of many potholes that have been developing throughout the borough.

Henry Brown, who is acting as the liaison between the borough council and Tidioute Fire Department, reported that the line of communication is open and any questions that residents may have concerning the fire department should be directed to Cory Nicholson, Fire Department president.

Cindy Paulmier reported that Segel and Sons are accepting electronic items such as computers, computer monitors, printers, ink and toner cartridges, televisions, telephones, microwave ovens, cell phones and charges, GPS Units, pagers, PDA’s, tablets, answering machines, scanners just to name a few. There are many more items that they will accept. if you have any questions as to an item, please contact Segels.

Several Council seats are up for re-election, including: Mayor Pam McLaughlin, council members Fran Stoneburg, Cynthia Paulmier, David Manning, Henry Brown, Johnathan Brown; tax collector-Sandy Martin; Auditor-Meg Froman; Constable is open; Judge of Elections-Crystal Heenan and inspector of elections-Eva Bartle.

Minutes from the January meeting were accepted. Treasurer’s report was accepted and permission was granted to pay the bills.

VFW Post 8803 of Tidioute donated a three by five US Flag for in the borough office. A Big Thank You to the Veterans.

Up Coming Events:

13 Ash Wednesday Mass at ST John 9:30 a.m.

Ash Wednesday Mass at ST Anthony at 6:30 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Services at United Methodist Church 7 p.m.

14 Watson Grange meeting

Special Valentines Day Dinner at Senior Center.

15 MDA Night at Buccardo’s Restaurant 4p.m. to 7 p.m.

16 Homecoming Dance at TCCS

18 NO School