Tidioute Area News In Brief




Senior Center menu

Thursday, February 28 will be soup and sandwiches.

Please call the senior center at 484-3020 to sign up for dinner and to sign up to ride the TWAC Bus.



Tidioute Community Charter School will be holding registration for kindergarten 4 and kindergarten 5 on Friday, March 1 from 12 noon till 1:30 p.m.

Tax services

VITA Site volunteers will be at the Tidioute Senior Center on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to fill out your tax forms and file them on line for you.

There is no charge for this service.

You can call the senior center at 484-3020 and talk to Pat Sveda who will make an appointment for you with the volunteers.

Lenten lunches

Wednesday, March 6 will be the first Lenten Lunch and will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 11:30.

Wednesday, March 13 Lunch will be at the Methodist Church at 11:30.

Wednesday, March 20 will be at ST John Church at 11:30

These lunches are open to all who wish to come and share the fellowship of the Lenten services.

There is no charge for these lunches, food is provided by the host church.

Stations of the Cross

Fr. Joseph Kalinowski will be going through the Stations of the Cross on Monday evenings at 6:30 at ST John Church and on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m at ST Anthony’s.

Please feel free to join in for the Stations of the Cross.

Chili Cook-off winners

Tippy Canoe Inn held their ninth Annual Chili Cook-off on Sunday, February 24.

There were 38 entries this year.

Taking First Place in the Regular division was Terry Cotterman of Tidioute and in second place was Jimmy Davies of Lawerence.

First Place in the Hot/Spicy division was Bob Fath of Tidioute and in second place was Jim Sharp of West Hickory.

Water bills

SWCMA water customers will be receiving their water bills in envelopes this month due to the Consumer Confidence Reports.

This is the annual report that is required to be sent to all customers and is being sent out by the Water Authority.

Please watch for the envelope, don’t throw it away, your water bill will be in that envelope.

Little League sign-up

Those ages four to eighteen can still sign up at Buccardo’s Restaurant on Saturday, March 2 for Tidioute Area Little League Baseball/Softball.

Applications are available at the Tidioute Community Charter School office, Tidioute Borough Office and at Buccardo’s Restaurant.

Chinese auction

Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8803 Tidioute are sponsoring a Chinese Auction on Saturday, March 2 to coincide with the annual chili cook-off.

Anyone wishing to donate items to the auction can contact Barb Downey at 589-7508 or Beverly Stotler at 484-3549 or just leave your unwrapped items at the VFW Post home before Saturday.

All proceeds will benefit Cancer Research.

Mothers Day raffle

Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament committee members are selling tickets for a Mother’s Day Raffle.

This is based on the Pennsylvania Lottery Evening Daily number

Payout is $200 for straight and $100 for reverse.

Tickets are $1 each.

Winner need not be present to win.

Any unsold tickets become the property of Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament.

St. Patrick’s Day


In observance of the Patron Saint of the Erie Diocese “St. Patrick”, St. John’s church will hold a luncheon on Sunday, March 17, at St. John Center beginning around noon.

All are welcome. Please bring a green dish to share.

Sign up sheets are in the back of ST John Church. Please sign up by March 10 so that there will be and approximate number attending.

Meat, rolls and beverage will be provided by the church.

A short program will be given by the Religious Education Students.

Public notice

On February 14, 2913 the Tidioute Sewage Treatment Plant received a large quantity of what is believed to be used motor oil. The source is not known but is most likely from someone dumping used oil into a storm culvert or floor drain. The Tidioute sewage collection system is a partial combined system, which means some catch basins, floor drains, and roof drains are connected to the sanitary sewage system that drains to the sewage plant. When oil enters the treatment plant it destroys bacteria needed for the treatment process and causes many problems.

To correct the situation caused by the used motor oil entering the sewage treatment plant the Department of Environmental Protection was notified, the plant had to be shut down, and a vacuum truck was used to remove as much of the oil as possible at an added expense. Also, municipal waste from another sewage plant was hauled in to restore the good bacteria needed for proper treatment.

The sewage plant is not designed or permitted to treat industrial waste. Items such as petroleum based products, paints, battery acid and antifreeze should not be disposed of in either sanitary sewage drains or storm water drains. Other items such as clothing, towels, famine products, toys and non bio degradable items should not be flushed in toilets as they can cause blockage problems in both the collection system (pipes) and the treatment plant.

Used motor oil will be gladly accepted at two locations within the borough. Heenan’s Excavating and Trucking and Philips Auto sales will accept used motor oil to reuse to heat their garages.

Borough news

The Tidioute Borough is accepting bids at 129 Main Street until 3 p.m. March 11, 2013 for the sale of a 2001 Dodge 1500 Dump Truck with a 9 foot Meyers snowplow and spreader.

The truck will be sold as is. Information can be obtained by contracting the Tidioute Borough Office at 814-484-7424.

Message to all

A message to tell you all how much the cards, gifts, flowers and prayers have been appreciated. Deb Genter states she is thankful to know that she has so many friends and family supporting her as she goes through this long battle, “knowing you have my back is a great comfort, and I will never forget.”

Council seats open

Tidioute borough council has several seats that are up for election in the May Primary Election.

Any resident the age of 18 or older who would like to serve on borough council will need to get a petition and get the required signatures on the petition and file them before the deadline of Tuesday, March 12.

Tidioute has openings for Mayor, three openings for a term on council of four years, one opening for a two year term, also needed is a tax collector, auditor (for a six year term), constable, election judge and election inspector.

If you have any questions about any of these openings please contact the borough office and also you can pick up a petition at the borough office if you need one.

Just remember you need to have your petition filed before Tuesday, March 12 to be on the ballot for the May primary.

You can also contact Lisa Zuck at the Warren County Courthouse for more information.

Each member of council will serve on three committees of which there is Personnel, Finance & Insurance, Streets & Property, Parks & Sidewalks, Solid Waste, and Recreation.

As Tax Collector you would be responsible for collecting the taxes and making deposits and payments to respective entities. Training will be provided for this position.

Judge of Election makes sure the machines are in working order and in proper place for each election day.

Inspector of Elections checks the voters in at the registration table and assists the voters with any help they may need with the voting machines.

Auditor is one three persons who check the books and records to make sure everything is in order.

Health Fair

Tidioute Annual Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 7 a.m. to 12 noon.

There is a twelve hour fasting for the comprehensive blood work to be done, blood will be drawn by staff members of Warren General Hospital and the results will be sent to you to share with your family physician.

Cost will be $40 and if you choose you can just have the AC1-blood sugar test for only $10. Men can have the PSA test done for an additional $17.

There will be a light breakfast served for those having the blood tests done.

Several groups of health care personnel will be at various tables to discuss your health needs and where you can find help with your health concerns.

Several other tests will be available free of charge, a complete list will be provided as it becomes available.

To make an appointment for the comprehensive blood work, please call Marty Bennett and she will set up an appointment for you.

This Health Fair will be at the Tidioute Firehall.

Please stop in and visit the many health care personnel/units that will be there to assist you.

March Birthdays:

1. Sondra Sveda, David Watson, Heather Henderson

2. Tammy McLaughlin

3. Tedd Sudul, Amy McGraw, Emily King

4 Russ Kinnear, Jessie Sabella, Tim Spulecki

5. Rita Sabella, Dave Benner, Rev. Dale Timco

6. Nancy Bush

7. Derek Rohrer, Jack McKown, Geddy Lee Helffrich

8. Vicki Robertson, Johnie Williams

9. Charles Walters, Kelli Caligiure, Amber Snavley

10. Jessica Emple, Jennifer King, Terry Pascarella, Ardeth Knight, Carolyn Carter, Timm Reasbeck

11. Sara Arnold, Michael Sabella, Matthew Brown, Bill Caputo, Denny Sabella

12. Zerick Jackman, Jeff Strain Sr, Allison Konkle, Pat Robertson

13. Hunter Greeley, Sherry Williams, David Craft, Ryan McLaughlin, Jeremy Nicholson, Doris Lindell

14. Kendall Rulander, Khloe Rulander, Elizza Watters, Pam Steincamp

15. Fr. Tom Aleksa, Clarence Anthony, Zeke Yeager

16. Brooke Weiser, Kathy Sizemore, Rachel Cotterman-Blake, Kelly McKean, Frank Anthony, Sarah McLaughlin, Julia Blake, Valeria Sperko

17. Betty Marshall, Jack McIntyre, John Sveda, Jack Moore Jr, Taylor Mineweaser

18. Jadyn Bynum, Ray Jones, Josh Lewis, David Ludwig

19. none

20. Christian Baker, Timothy Snavley, Michelle Jones, Bruce Schwab

21. Lee Spencer, Lynette McCandrew, Jane Bee, Ted Nuttall

22. John Glass, Jason Clickett, Jim Morrison, Jesse Salapek, Darlene Gerus, Dennis Bee III, Henry O. Brown, Pearl Nelson

23. Ron Rafalski, Toby Sidon, Randy Mann

24. Rick Sovich, Leah McGuire, Robert Reese Jr.

25. Joey Sabella, D. J. Holmes, Nancy Coughlin, Rob Genter, Jason Alberth

26. Jessy Bailor, Felica Come

27. David McGuire, Nancy Staswoiski, Pauline Holmes, Regina Joseph

28. Aaron Davis

29. Dave Bowman, Lillian Haller, Beth Peate, Jay Leonard Jr., Jessie Peterson, Mary Lou Drukenbrod

30. John Campisano, Victoria Sabella, Marsha McAfoose-Edwards, Dixie Haney.

31. none

Up Coming Events:

March 2 Chinese Auction/chili cook off VFW

4 Stations of the Cross at ST John 6:30 p.m.

6 Lenten Lunch at Presbyterian Church 11:30

7 Stations of the Cross at ST Anthony’s at 6:30 p.m.