Sheffield Area News in Brief

Cornhole Tournament

The Music Boosters of SAMSHS will be holding a Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, April 5, at the Sheffield High School. Entry fee is $20/team adults or $10/team students (grades 6-12). There is a guaranteed payback price for top ten teams.

To register, call 720-7555. Registration check-in open at 11 a.m. and competition will start promptly at noon. Food will be available and all proceeds benefit Sheffield music programs.

Sheffield Township


The Sheffield Township Supervisors met on Monday, March 17. Art Lane was present representing the Music Boosters. He is looking a having a drum and bugle competition next summer at the sports complex and wants the Supervisors to consider having a usage fee for the field and concession stand so that they can do something like this or any other event as well could make good use of the facilities. It was mentioned that when Sheffield didn’t have its sports complex the band boosters had to pay a usage fee at Warren Memorial Field to use the concession stand there for our home football games. The supervisors will look into to this.

There has been a known individual who is dumping his trash in the township dumpster at the playground. This individual will be charged with theft of service.

A complaint was received in regards to the policy of all property owners need to be connected to the sewage system, so why are some property owners not connected. This was turned over the Municipal Authority. Permission was granted to the Wrestling Club which will be having a car wash on Saturday, June 7 at the township garage.

Some dates to remember: Spring Road Inspection will be Saturday, April 5, and Spring Clean up will be Saturday, June 14. The road crew will be attending a LTAP Course on Safe Driver on June 5 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Youngsville Borough Municipal Building.

The Federal Highway Administration is requiring all municipalities have in place by June 13 a sign management program. This program will address how we are going to check and update our regulatory and warning signs to meet the reflectivity requirements. Supervisor Labesky and the roadmaster are planning after Spring Road Inspection to drive around the township in the township truck in the night time to inspect all of the signs. They will make an inventory and each sign will be numbered on the sign as well as an electronic copy. Each street sign will have a manufacturer warranty date as well.

Supervisor Labesky reviewed the Dirt and Gravel Road application through the Warren County Conservation District. Dan Thayer will be attending a two-day class in Titusville for his certification in June. Henry’s Mills Road will be considered for the grant money this year. The deadline to send in the application is May 1. The roadmaster and Supervisor Labesky will be setting up a meeting with Greg Kolenda of the Warren County Conservation District to go over this road and the grant application. The road crew is to obtain three phone quotes for the purchase of a new John Deere tractor for the parks.

ATVs have been running on the township streets and Supervisor Labesky asked Chief Madigan to review the laws in regards to ATVs on public streets and state highways.

ATV Owners

The Sheffield Township Supervisors report the following to ATV owners and parents of kids who operate an ATV:

General rule for the operation on streets and highways of an ATV, it is unlawful to operate an ATV on any street or highway which is not designated and posted as an ATV road by the governmental agency having jurisdiction. Emergency and bridge crossings: An ATV may be operated on highways and streets, during periods of emergency when so declared by a policy agency having jurisdiction. When necessary to cross a bridge or culvert. Crossing street or highway: An ATV may make a direct crossing of a street or highway upon compliance with the following requirements: The crossing is made at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to the direction of the highway and at a place where no obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing. The ATV is brought to a complete stop before crossing the shoulder or main-traveled way of the highway. The driver yields the right-of-way to all oncoming traffic which constitutes an immediate hazard. In crossing a divided highway, the crossing is made only at an intersection of such highway with another public street or highway.

Operation on private or State property Private Real property: No person shall operate a ATV on private real property without the consent of the owner thereof. Any person operating a ATV upon lands of another shall stop and identify himself upon the request of the landowner or his duly authorized representatives and, if requested to do so by the landowner, shall promptly remove the ATV from the premises. When a person operates an ATV in a manner as to violate section 3717 (relating to trespass by motor vehicle), the applicable fines, penalties and suspensions provided in this title for violation os section 3717 shall apply to this subsection.

Penalties for violation of ATV for a first offense, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $200 and costs of prosection and, in default of the payment of the fine or costs, shall be imprisoned for not more than ten days. For a subsequent offense, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $300 and costs of prosecution and, in default of the payment of the fine or costs, shall be imprisoned for not more than 30 days.

Sheffield Hospitality


The menu for the week will be: Monday, porky pine meatballs and egg noodles, vegetable and orange pineapple or Rocky Road ice cream. Thursday’s birthday luncheon will be smothered chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable, birthday cake and ice cream. Friday’s buffet features stromboli and fish with fruit for dessert.

This week’s highlights are Monday blood pressure screening with Sue from Kane Home Health from 10 a.m. to noon, no appointment necessary. Stay for coffee and conversation then lunch. Tuesday join us for senior night out, the bus will pick you up at your door starting at 4 p.m. go for dinner at Pizza Hut then some shopping at Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart.

If you have a birthday in March or just want to celebrate with us Thursday is the day for a nice lunch by Kelly, a special cake from Bi-Lo and a drawing for flowers. Lunch is $3 over 60 yrs. and $4 under 60 yrs. You must call 24 hours in advance for your reservation.

Our Easter Basket is now ready for you to sign up 3/$1 and there is over $200 in donations with a $50. bill. We will have this at the Craft and Bake sale at the Fire Hall on Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We have set a date for our annual ‘Chicken and Biscuit Dinner’ with homemade desserts, Tuesday, April 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., take-outs available all this for a donation. This is our spring fundraiser and thank you all in advance for your support.


Lancaster, May 5-7 join us for this trip to see the production of ‘Moses’ at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, we were fortunate to get this reservation (they are already sold out for April and May), tours, pretzel factory, meals, tips, transportation, shopping & so much more, all for one low price of $349.

Boat trip, July 29, Tuesday is the day for a motor coach trip to Buffalo to board ‘Miss Buffalo’ for a luncheon cruise on Lake Erie. Later we will have a guided tour of the Botanical gardens, then on the way home a stop at Braymillers for an ice cream and vegetable shopping.

New Orleans, Oct. 4-12 This trip features four nights in the New Orleans area, tour of a Louisiana Plantation, Harrah’s Casino, a relaxing riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River and the World War II Museum, plus a guided tour of New Orleans, lodging, tips, and so much more all for $749. each.

Hawaii, Nov. 1-8 The trip of a lifetime, fly right out of Buffalo to Honolulu, no passport needed. The Norwegian cruise lines ‘Pride of America’ will be your ‘hotel’, we will sail at night so each morning you will have a new beautiful Island to explore.

Bowling Tournament

After three weeks of bowling in the Jack V. Barner Memorial Bowling Tournament, the standings are as follows: First Place is Team Frederoski with a score of 3,459, second Place is Team Stover with a score of 3,440 and third place is Team Cummings with a score of 3,434.

High Men’s series is Rick Stover with a score of 794. Women’s high series is Judy Nuhfer with a score of 647 and Junior Male is Shane Rolick with a score of 340.

Sheffield Volunteer

Fire Department

The Sheffield Vol. Fire Department is holding a picture-taking fundraiser on the weekend of April 12-13. There will be a man going door to door asking the homeowner for a donation to the fire department which then they have the opportunity to have a photo taken at the firehall on the above weekend. The VFD holds this fundraiser every other year and it has been very successful in the past.

The Sheffield VFD Auxiliary Spring Craft Show will be April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the firehall. There are over 50 tables of crafts, home-based businesses, raffles and goodies that would satisfy any shopper. The Auxiliary will have their kitchen open selling various sandwiches and their macaroni salad.

On April 12, the SVFD will hold its annual Soup and Sub Sale. Subs that are assembled that morning will be sold along with homemade vegetable beef soup and chicken noodle soup. Subs are sold with or without onions and the soup is sold by the bowl, pint, or quart.

Coming Events

March 23: Girls Track and Field Spaghetti Dinner at Lions Club 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 28: Wild Turkey Federation Banquet at SVFD

April 5: SVFD Auxiliary Spring Craft Show

SAMSHS Music Boosters Cornhole Tournament

April 12: Soup and Sub Sale at Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department

Allegheny Valley Elementary School Spring Craft Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Noon Easter Egg Hunt

April 12: Movie Video Night starring Kevin Pence at Sheffield VFW 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

May 3: Sheffield Rotary Multiphasic Bloodscreening

May 10; NRA Dinner

June 14; Spring Clean-up day in Sheffield Township

June 19-20: Sheffield Open in DuBois

July 18-20: Sheffield Alumni Association Weekend

Aug. 17-23: SVFD Fireman’s Festival

Sept. 20-21: Fire Police Hosting Meeting

Oct. 10-12: Johnny Appleseed Festival

Oct. 25: SVFD Fall Craft Show

Nov. 1: Annual Turkey Party at SVFD