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  1. 6 points
    Pompeii

    Parade Chairs

    I researched this a few years ago and found hundreds of town and cities that do this. It must be a parade thing...
  2. 4 points
    steelnut

    Parade Chairs

    I saw them everywhere this afternoon, just a DuBois thing that gets people talking every year
  3. 3 points
    Bigfoot

    Parade Chairs

    I think it's a "Bigfoot thing".
  4. 3 points
    That just leaves me beyond livid. I understand the rule of law, innocent until proven guilty, but those two don't want me anywhere near their cases if it ever gets to the point of a jury trial.
  5. 3 points
    mollycan

    Parade Chairs

    Funny...same topic every year at this time!!
  6. 2 points
    Wife and J had to go to Brookville today so took back road came out on Route 322 at Brookville Wood Products, took 322 to Brookville. In Emerckville, Jefferson County, right near the road The Crew from "Barwood Builders" was tearing down an old barn. It is a TV program where this group from West Virginia go all over taking old barns apart board by board and reuse them to build barns and cabins for people that want the old would used for their project. Did a news search online for the story. The ONLY place I found the story was the Derrick Newspaper. I do not subscribe online to it so could not share it. But in our own back yards and no local coverage that I could find.
  7. 2 points
    BillyC

    DCC Softball today 6/14/19

    Realize this should be in the sports forum however want to give a big shout out and a good luck to the girls softball team playing for the state championship today in State College. GO DCC.
  8. 2 points
    dubois_15801

    Parade Chairs

    The owner of the chair. I can tell you that you cannot put ANYTHING on state RoW without a highway occupancy permit(I write several a week). And many urban municipalities are the same way. Sidewalk or not, if someone in local or state government wanted to respective to the RoW, they could cite folks. However, most towns and the state government typically dont care so long as the sidewalk is passable.
  9. 2 points
    Illiterate

    CKM

    Based on a relative's recent experience, it depends on how the money was spent. If spent on needed medical care/necessities, it is unlikely to count against you. In their case, some of the money the parents got from the house was spent on remolding. Handicap access (ramp, bathroom handicap access, handrails, etc) was not counted. However, the money spent on other things (windows, carpet, and the like) was counted. I agree if you have substantial assets, you should have to spend down your assets before state aid takes over. Your are right in that I, as a taxpayer, should nopt be on the hook just so children and relatives can receive an inheritance. Although, I would allow for money set aside to fund a child's or grandchild's college tuition. Unspent tuition is then the property of the state (so as wealthy grandparents don't try bequeathing $500,000 for each of their grandchildren to avoid it having to be used for nursing home care!) I think most just 'quote' the last entry that sparked them to reply. That is generally how I do it. Not actual targeting of a specific poster, in most cases. Heck, most times, I am only vaguely aware of the name of the poster when I reply.
  10. 1 point
    That's exactly what I said. First the police will deal with him, and then worse, his Community will deal with him. The second punishment will be far worse than whatever the court does to him.
  11. 1 point
    katman

    National TV Show was in the local Area.

    My wife and I are the same way, we never miss it. One of our favorite shows.
  12. 1 point
    mr.d

    Parade Chairs

    People watching the parade look and see if the Green Alien Statue that was stolen from Double Diamond Deer Ranch happens to be in the parade.
  13. 1 point
    etsaunt

    National TV Show was in the local Area.

    My husband loves that show. He watches it every Sunday evening. We will have to keep any eye out probably next season.
  14. 1 point
    Gator11

    Parade Chairs

    I drove down the boulevard this morning and saw a guy taping his chairs onto the sidewalk just past the VFW at least I think that is the VFW
  15. 1 point
    katman

    Cell Phones and Plans

    You are welcome. Hope you find her a good phone with a good plan.
  16. 1 point
    Polo

    Local Strawberries

    There is a sign at the entrance to Kyle Run Road in Falls Creek about Strawberries back the road at Chamberlains on the right. You go past the Lake, and its about 1/2 mi. after that.
  17. 1 point
    sapphire

    Accident - 86 Westbound - I-80

    The interstate is a scary place...
  18. 1 point
    Probably because they didn't see it coming which makes them totally 'relaxed' and able to 'roll with the punches' so they take the impact better. JMO
  19. 1 point
    And yet these type of drivers usually walk away uninjured or minor injuries.
  20. 1 point
    bob_rx2000

    CKM

    Jaman, How did you arrive at the $200k figure? In 2017 a $200k net worth was the 63rd percentile of the country (https://dqydj.com/net-worth-percentile-calculator-united-states/), which means that 63% of the country had $200k or less net worth and 37% of the country had more. A net worth of $1m covered at the 88th percentile. Capt. Conman, please note that I provided something called a "reference" to my data. You're allowed to not believe it, but you can validate where I came up with my numbers...
  21. 1 point
    Those get pretty hard to follow at times. Easier to skip them and read the actual written report, but there are times even those don't make sense.
  22. 1 point
    Bon

    Art Walk

    As I was coming into DuBois this morning I saw a few Art Walk signs still up. The first one was at the TL entrance. The others were on 255 & out past the Harley shop.
  23. 1 point
    Literally 'petrified'?
  24. 1 point
    The bread knife like the title says would work a lot better than a butter knife like the last paragraph says. Now I wonder which is correct. Judging by the time it took to cut it sounds like a butter knife to me.
  25. 1 point
    For some reason I have the Country song by Joe Diffie in my head. Prop me up by the Jukebox when I die. Maybe deer have a version but it's prop me up by the overpass ?
  26. 1 point
    slk24

    CKM

    Unfortunately there are still the older generation that does not want to do any preplanning, they tell you they will never be in a nursing home. I saw it in my husband’s parents, as my mother in law was in because of Alzheimer’s, and my father in law was extremely stubborn, and I see it in my older siblings now. I have already told my son when I move in a few years to their area and purchase a condo my preplanning will be taken care of.
  27. 1 point
    Petee

    Amish Man Steals Car, Crashes It, Goes To Bar

    He will go to jail just like anyone else, AND, will face his community and Bishop which will hurt far more than the police. They will not pay his bill but may loan the money if they feel it is a good thing, but they may also just allow him to sit in jail forever.
  28. 1 point
    conservativeman633

    Brockway Seniors Say Goodbye

    The tradition was begun by Mr. Collins at DHS years ago...………..it is a good tradition
  29. 1 point
    Giggle....it was a BREAD knife. 😂 But....
  30. 1 point
    It’s got a face only a mother could love...... ET phone home.
  31. 1 point
    Bon

    Woman Gets Stuck In Car, Has To Be Cut Free

    🚗💁🏻‍♀️Well....they could of called the firemen & used the jaws of life!! 🤣👨‍🚒👩‍🚒🚒 Then the police would have to come to do an accident or incident report. 😂👮‍♂️👮🏽‍♀️🚓 then the paramedics checked me out & told me not to do that again. 👨‍⚕️👩🏼‍⚕️🚑 The local news would show up, write a report, & take some pics. 🤓🎬✍️ & that’s why they used a butter knife! (How did I do?)
  32. 1 point
    lavender

    CKM

    Before anyone thinks that 7 year look back period is sacred they should check with a lawyer. It is my understanding that the state can look beyond that period if it is believed that the purpose of the transfer of assets was to render the parent indigent. There are also Pennsylvania filial support laws which can be used to collect medical bills or other care from children. They are not generally used if the child doesn't have the financial ability to care for the parent but if the child has money or other property that came from the parent the state can go after it. Consult a lawyer who knows what he is doing.
  33. 1 point
    bob_rx2000

    CKM

    Just to be clear, a "not for profit" entity often generates revenue in excess of costs. This surplus may or may not be taxable. Say for example, a nameless nursing home collected revenue from various sources to pay for the residents living there, and also happened to run a bunch of fundraising dinners. Imagine if you will that said nameless not-for-profit nursing home ended up collecting enough from the dinners that it had a surplus revenue this year of $10,000. It would not have to pay taxes on that as the surplus resulted from activities directly related to its not-for-profit chartered operations. If said nameless nursing home decided to buy and open a dinner club facility to host those fund raising dinners, and then allowed other groups to rent the club for their activities, it would have to pay business taxes on any surplus revenue generated by the dinner club facility as running that is not related directly to the not-for-profit chartered operation.
  34. 1 point
    sapphire

    CKM

    My understanding is that during the look back term, if property was transferred (at fair market value), a penalty will be assessed against the now nursing home resident for that amount. (Read as that amount needs to be satisfied before Medicaid kicks in). If the property was transferred prior to the look back period, there will be no penalty imposed. So while YOU may be 'good to go', your parent, not so much. ETA: BTW, I don't have a horse in this race. Initially, I was answering JimmyPete's question about home ownership.....and then replied to hipower. Not sure why I keep getting quoted.... LOL Just for the record, I believe that a person's life savings are just that.... THEIR LIFE SAVINGS. If needed for their care, that money (which belongs to THEM, as long as they're alive) should be used for that purpose. No one should be sitting around waiting for their share of the savings or other assets and the taxpayers shouldn't be expected to pick up the tab as long as money/assets are available.
  35. 1 point
    Illiterate

    CKM

    If you buy your parent's home at fair market value, you are good to go, even if you buy it the day she is admitted to the nursing home. However, you had better be able to show that either through loan and/or cash exchange, an actual monetary amount has been transferred. In other words, if you paid cash for let's say your parent $50,000 home, your personal account better be deleted $50,000 and the $50K should appear on your parent's financials and then traceable as to how it was spent (if all of it was spent, such as for medical care that will not show up as an asset unlike as a new car would). Highly unlikely to get away with paying cash then just having your parent slide it back to you under the table. Concerning other personal items, it can be tricky. General, personal items such as jewelry are typically not counted, unless you fairly recently purchased some fairly expensive items or have a lot covered under insurance. If you has a Picasso hanging in your home, that will probably count towards your assets. You get a one car exemption, but, while your 4 yr old Ford Explorer might get overlooked, it may not be the same with your 2yr old $100K BMW 8-series Coupe In any case, you should get the help of an attorney to make sure all the legal stuff has been met.
  36. 1 point
    sapphire

    CKM

    You made me look...from a very quick Google search, it appears that you are correct about the fair market value during the 'look back' period: "Medicaid’s look-back period is meant to prevent Medicaid applicants from giving away assets or selling them under fair market value in an attempt to meet Medicaid’s asset limit. All asset transfers within the timeframe of the look-back period are reviewed, and if an applicant is found to have violated this rule, a penalty period (a period of Medicaid ineligibility) will be established. This is because had the assets not been gifted, sold under their fair market value, or transferred, they could have been used to pay for the elderly individual’s long-term care. If one gifts or transfers assets prior to this look-back period, there is no penalization."
  37. 1 point
    block

    3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Central Pa.

    Was working in state college last night. Closing up the building at 833pm everything did a quick vibrating sound in the shop. Didnt think anything of it then, but now realize what it was.
  38. 1 point
    block

    Parade Chairs

    No one complained that I can see, just a fun yearly post as to how early we see the chairs appear!
  39. 1 point
    Gov. Wolf signs bill creating CPR curriculum for schools in Pa. by Travis Gary Wednesday, June 12th 2019 AA CPR (MGN) HARRISBURG, Pa. (WJAC) — Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 7 into law Wednesday. The law will require the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create a potentially life-saving curriculum for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. “I’m proud to sign into law this important life-saving measure. Each additional set of hands trained to do CPR increases the likelihood that a cardiac arrest will be reversed,” said Wolf. “Teaching our young Pennsylvanians to save a life not only promotes the health of all of Pennsylvania, it builds a sense of community and neighborliness.” Experts say that more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital every year and almost 45% of those patients who received CPR survived, according to a press release. The new law requires the Department of Education to provide a curriculum to schools to teach “hands-only” CPR, which is a no-breath technique that uses compression only and is recommended by the American Heart Association for sudden cardiac arrests. According to the release, the curriculum must also include training in the use of automatic external defibrillators. “This new law will help provide generations of Pennsylvanians with an important life-saving skill. Knowing how to properly use the hands-only CPR technique and AED equipment is critical when an individual suffers a cardiac arrest,” said Sen. Tom Killion, who sponsored the bill. “I deeply appreciate Gov. Wolf signing this legislation. It will save many lives.” https://wjactv.com/news/local/gov-wolf-signs-bill-requiring-cpr-curriculum-for-schools-in-pa
  40. 0 points
    California Published 3 hours ago Driver charged in DUI crash into home that killed mom, 2 daughters By Danielle Wallace | Fox News close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for June 14 Fox News Flash top headlines for June 14 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A mother and two of her young daughters died from their injuries after police say a suspected drunken driver slammed into their home in Northern California early Sunday at more than 50 miles per hour. Felix Ferdin, 43, of Modesto, was allegedly intoxicated when he blew past a stop sign and drove through the fence and backyard of the duplex at high speeds. He then crashed his 2007 Chevrolet Equinox into the home where a mother and three young daughters were sleeping around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said. “This was no accident,” CHP Officer Tom Olsen told Sacramento’s FOX 40. “Somebody chose to drink and drive and because of that three people lost their lives. They had a whole life ahead of them.” Felix Ferdin, 43, of Modesto, Calif., was charged with three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence after allegedly crashing into a home, killing a mother and two young daughters and critically injuring a third. (California Highway Patrol) The 38-year-old mother Mari Luz Jacinto-Hernandez and her 5-year-old daughter were rushed to Memorial Medical Center where they died from their injuries. A 3-year-old daughter was taken to Doctors Medical Center where she also died, the Modesto Bee reported. The third daughter, age 10, was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento on Monday in critical condition, the newspaper reported. The driver suffered only minor injuries. Ferdin is charged with three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence. He was booked into jail and was being held on a $100,000 bail bond. https://www.foxnews.com/us/dui-suspect-slams-into-northern-california-home-at-over-50-mph-kills-mother-and-young-daughters
  41. 0 points
    It's a deer under the bridge standing up & not quite alive
  42. 0 points
    Teenagers killed by lightning at local park Westmoreland County Coroner identified 18-year-old victims Share Updated: 11:58 PM EDT Jun 13, 2019 Teenagers killed by lightning at local park Westmoreland County Coroner identified 18-year-old victims Share Updated: 11:58 PM EDT Jun 13, 2019 Play Video Pause Mute 0:26 / 1:33 Loaded: 0% 1:05 0:26 Progress: 0% Stream TypeLIVE -1:07 Playback Rate 1x Chapters Chapters Descriptions descriptions off, selected Captions captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected en CC1 Captions Audio Track default, selected Fullscreen This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. Text ColorWhite Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyOpaque Semi-Transparent Background ColorBlack White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyOpaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window ColorBlack White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyTransparent Semi-Transparent Opaque Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Proportional Sans-Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Serif Casual Script Small Caps Reset restore all settings to the default valuesDone Close Modal Dialog End of dialog window. Hide Transcript Show Transcript MARCIE: THE CORNER IS ON THE SCENE. HE HAS CONFIRMED A MALE AND A FEMALE WORST ROCK. THEY ARE BOTH DECEASED. IT HAPPENED OVER HERE. THIS IS THE LINK AT MAMMOTH PARK IN MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP. IT HAPPENED ON THE ISLAND AROUND THE LAKE. WE WANT TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THIS HE LOOKS LIKE. THE CORONER’S ON SCENE, TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT HAPPENED. IT IS UNCLEAR WHAT THEY WERE DOING AT THIS POINT. WE GOT SOME GROUND VIDEO FOR YOU. THE CALL CAME IN AT 3:59 P.M.. WE SPOKE WITH THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR WESTMORELAND COUNTY. THIS IS WHAT HE WAS ABLE TO TELL US. >> IT IS AN UNFORTUNATE AND TRAGIC ACCIDENT. TWO INDIVIDUALS WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. >> THE CORONER CONFIRMS IT IS A MALE AND A FEMALE. HE IS STILL HERE ON THE SCENE INVESTIGATING. Share Two teenagers have died after being struck by lightning at Mammoth Park in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, on Thursday afternoon. The Westmoreland County Coroner identified the victims as 18-year-old Brendan McGowan of North Huntingdon Township and 18-year-old Kaitlyn Rosensteel of Donora.Officials said they were on the island at the lake when they were struck by lightning around 4 p.m. Mammoth Park is closed and an investigation is underway. Tap the video player above to see where Pittsburgh's Action Weather Meteorologist Alex Alecci pinpointed the lightning strikes. MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two teenagers have died after being struck by lightning at Mammoth Park in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, on Thursday afternoon. The Westmoreland County Coroner identified the victims as 18-year-old Brendan McGowan of North Huntingdon Township and 18-year-old Kaitlyn Rosensteel of Donora. Officials said they were on the island at the lake when they were struck by lightning around 4 p.m. Mammoth Park is closed and an investigation is underway. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.wtae.com/article/teenagers-struck-and-killed-by-lightning-at-mammoth-park-in-mount-pleasant-township/28009268
  43. 0 points
    BillyC

    DCC softball

    Central lost today 5-0
  44. 0 points
    Having a family member who was killed by a drunk driver ( the reason I don't drink) this is just heart wrenching. I can't imagine losing ur whole family.
  45. 0 points
    Tragic and senseless.
  46. 0 points
    BREAKING NEWS: Local Couple Accused of Duct Taping Child to Cupboard, Forcing Him to Sleep in Bathroom June 13, 2019 7:06 pm· Author: Aly Delp VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A local couple is facing 182 combined charges in a bizarre case in which they are accused of duct taping a child to a cupboard and forcing him to sleep in the bathroom. Court documents indicate 38-year-old Travis Strawbridge and 39-year-old Katie N. Strawbridge, both of Titusville, were arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish on Wednesday, June 12. Travis Strawbridge faces the following charges: Kidnapping of Minor – Ransom/Hostage, Felony 1 (eight counts) False Imprisonment of Minor/Parent, Felony 2 (eight counts) Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Felony 3 (two counts) Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 1 (ten counts) Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Misdemeanor 1 (60 counts) Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (three counts) Katie Strawbridge faces the following charges: Kidnapping of Minor – Ransom/Hostage, Felony 1 (four counts) Kidnapping for Ransom, Felony 1 (four counts) False Imprisonment of Minor/Parent, Felony 2 (eight counts) Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Felony 3 (two counts) Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 1 (ten counts) Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Misdemeanor 1 (60 counts) Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (three counts) The charges stem from an investigation initiated following a forensic interview with a known juvenile that was conducted at the Venango County Human Services Complex on April 29. Six specific incidents were reported during the interview: – Standing in the Corner – Hot Sauce Incident – Sleeping in the Bathroom – Duct Tape – Tied to a Tree – Standing Outside in the Snow The incidents allegedly occurred at various times between January 1, 2017, and February 28, 2019, at a residence on Stone Springhouse Road, in Titusville, Cherrytree Township, Venango County. According to a criminal complaint, the juvenile reported living with his grandparents because he stated that he was “always getting in trouble, and he needed a break from his parents” — Travis Strawbridge, and stepmother, Katie N. Strawbridge. The complaint indicates that the victim reported being made to stand in a corner in the morning for 30 minutes before school and after school until approximately 11:00 p.m. without being permitted to ever leave the corner. According to the complaint, the victim stated he even eats dinner in the corner, standing up when it is something like a sandwich, though he said he is permitted to sit down in the corner if the food is on a plate. He reported never getting to sit at the dinner table, though other children in the household were permitted to do so. The victim stated: “They put hot sauce in my mouth. No more than three times. They put in on a spoon and make me swallow it. I am not allowed a drink after I swallow it. It is hot, and I cry sometimes.” The victim stated: “I have been standing in the corner a couple of years. If I am not eating, I am standing in the corner. Sometimes I eat in the corner. In the summertime, I stand in the corner all day long,” according to the complaint. When asked about sleeping arrangements, the victim stated that although he had his own room with a sibling, he was not allowed to sleep there and was forced to sleep in a back bathroom. The victim went on to say that his parents “put a camera on him,” indicating they did so to watch him and said they also taped his hands with duct tape then tape him to a cupboard so he cannot move. The victim allegedly reported his parents made him sleep in the bathroom because he does not sleep, then said: “I actually do sleep.” The victim continued stating that he was sleeping on a thin mat in the bathroom on the floor, and said it “makes him sad.” He reported being locked inside the bathroom at night and said his parents use a drill to put a board on the outside of the door to prevent him from getting out. He also said he is sometimes not allowed a blanket and places his pillow over himself for warmth. The toilet and sink in the bathroom where he sleeps do not function, according to the complaint. The victim stated: “I have been sleeping in the bathroom for at least a year. It started when it was cold outside. Sometimes they would leave the window open when it was cold on purpose. They locked me in there using a board and a drill, so I couldn’t get out. It was cold and sometimes I was scared,” the complaint indicates. The victim also stated: “They duck (sic) taped me three times for three nights in a row. I was in the bathroom taped all night. My feet were just duck taped but my hands were taped to a cupboard where I couldn’t move. I was just laying there on the floor in the dark.” According to the complaint, the victim also reported that he went camping with his parents, and they tied him to a tree with rope on a neighboring property with his hands tied behind him around the tree. The victim also reported being forced to stand outside in the snow in his pajamas, with no shoes, for about ten minutes at a time, twice on one particular day. Based on the investigation, the charges were filed in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office on Wednesday, June 12. Both defendants were lodged the Venango County Jail on $75,000.00 monetary bail each. Preliminary hearings are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, with Judge Fish presiding. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/breaking-news-local-couple-accused-of-duct-taping-child-to-cupboard-forcing-him-to-sleep-in-bathroom/
  47. -1 points
    conservativeman633

    Local Strawberries

    Go to Martins or Walmart
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