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    What’s going on in dubois

    I know we have some bikers on the forum.... Please, please, PLEASE wear a helmet when you are out. I just lost a good buddy of mine because he wasn't wearing one when he hit a deer. PLEASE wear them. You never know what's going to happen while you're on the road.
  2. July 13, 2018 12:21 am· HARRISBURG, Pa. &#8211; Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday that 70 municipalities will receive more than $31 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety and mobility across Pennsylvania’s communities. “This is the fourth round of funding disbursed to support increased safety and mobility across more Pennsylvania towns,” Governor Wolf said. “The Green Light-Go program addresses mechanisms that if not functioning properly can aggravate congestion and impede traffic flow.” Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Green Light – Go Program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to: light-emitting diode (LED) technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies. Following is a list of funding recipients, the amount of state funding, and a brief description of the projects. <h2>Allegheny County:</h2> • Allegheny County — $3,560,565 for improvements to pedestrian facilities at 35 traffic signals in the City of Pittsburgh’s Central Business District. • Bellevue Borough — $32,000 to install new LED traffic signal heads, new countdown pedestrian signals, and new audible push buttons at the traffic signal at North &amp; South Freemont and Lincoln Avenue. • Carnegie Borough — $22,640 to update traffic signal timings at the intersection of Main Street and Jefferson Street. • Crafton Borough — $704,051 to modernize four traffic signals along Noble Avenue and Crennell Avenue. • Edgewood Borough — $139,478 to modernize the traffic signal at Maple Ave. and Edgewood/Swissvale to include LED signal heads with mast arm installation, loop detection, countdown pedestrian signals and ADA-compliant curb ramps. • Jefferson Hills Borough — $87,684 to modernize a traffic signal at River Road &amp; Walton Road/Glass House Road including new strain poles, signal heads and signal controller. • Marshall Township — $562,191 to install an adaptive traffic signal system at six intersections along State Route 910 near I-79. • Monroeville Borough — $226,709 for modernization of a traffic signal at Monroeville Boulevard at Wyngate Drive. • Mount Lebanon Township — $220,000 for replacement of the traffic signal at the intersection of Bower Hill Road and North Wren Drive/Firwood Drive to accommodate realignment to a four-way intersection. • Penn Hills Township — $45,372 for LED Replacement at four intersections along Frankstown Road and Verona Road. • Scott Township — $304,800 to upgrade seven traffic signals along Bower Hill Road and Greentree Road including complete replacement of a signal at Bower Hill Road &amp; Vanadium Road, retiming and coordination, a southbound left-turn advance phase for Bower Hill Road at Painters Run, and detection upgrades. • Versailles Borough — $265,191 for modernization of two intersections including replacing outdated signal controllers, vehicular and pedestrian signal heads, pushbuttons, and installation of new emergency vehicle preemption and radar detection. • White Oak Borough — $601,808 for modernization of six intersections including replacing outdated signal controllers, vehicular and pedestrian signal heads, pushbuttons, and installation of new emergency vehicle preemption and radar detection. <h2>Berks County:</h2> • Brecknock Township — $1,652 for LED replacement at the traffic signal at State Routes 568 and 625. • Exeter Township — $89,600 for upgraded video detection at Perkiomen Avenue (U.S. Route 422)/Gibraltar Road and Demoss Road/Gibraltar Road. • Reading — $844,640 for modernization of four traffic signals along North Front Street. <h2>Blair County:</h2> • Altoona — $360,022 for modernization of two traffic signals at 12th Avenue/13th Street and 13th Avenue/16th Street, including foundation and mast arm replacement, upgrading controller equipment, dedicated pedestrian facilities, installing radio communications and connection to a closed loop traffic signal system. <h2>Bucks County:</h2> • Bensalem Township — $740,000 to install an adaptive traffic signal system at 12 intersections along Bristol Pike. • Bristol Township — $497,621 to modernize two traffic signals at New Falls Road/Woodbourne/Edgely/Emilie and Edgely Road/Mill Creek Road. • Northampton Township — $208,850 to modernize three traffic signals along Jacksonville Road and Almshouse Road including installation of video detection, radar dilemma zone detection, ADA-compliant push buttons, and battery back-up. • Warminster Township — $226,849 to upgraded detection and traffic signal timing modifications at five signals along Johnsville, Mearns, Jacksonville, and Street Roads. <h2>Butler County:</h2> • Butler Township — $415,686 to modernize equipment at 17 traffic signals including signal controllers, vehicular and pedestrian signal heads, and push buttons. Emergency preemption and radar detection will also be added. <h2>Cambria County:</h2> • Stonycreek Township — $187,500 for modernization of a traffic signal at Bedford Street and Penrod Street including complete replacement of the traffic signal including new emergency vehicle preemption and pedestrian signals. <h2>Centre County:</h2> • Ferguson Township — $80,000 for modernizing loop detectors with dilemma zone radar detection at three intersections along Blue Course Drive and College Avenue. <h2>Chester County:</h2> • Schuylkill Township — $237,336 for interconnection of traffic signals along Pothouse Road and Whitehorse Road. • West Chester Borough — $688,000 for installation of radio communications and modernization of traffic signal controllers to 23 traffic signals in the borough with a connection to the PennDOT District 6 Regional Traffic Management Center via trunk fiber connection along US Route 202. • Willistown Township — $246,320 to install fiber optic communications between six signals along Lancaster Avenue (U.S. Route 30). <h2>Clearfield County:</h2> • Bradford Township — $48,000 to modernize the traffic signal at Shawville Highway and Doe Hill Road including radar detection, uninterruptible power supply, relocating the controller assembly, and signal retiming. • Sandy Township — $76,000 to modernize to radar vehicle detection at four traffic signals along Bee Line Highway (State Route 255). <h2>Columbia County:</h2> • South Centre Township — $27,600 for retiming of the traffic signal at U.S. Route 11 and Market Street and modernization of video detection, uninterruptible power supply, and a new controller assembly. <h2>Cumberland County:</h2> • Carlisle — $139,385 for modernization of a traffic signal at High Street and Orange Street including upgrading poles to mast arms, and upgrading to infrared detection. • Mechanicsburg — $78,581 to modernize 10 traffic signals in the downtown including signal retiming implementation, LED replacement, and traffic signal controller upgrades. • Silver Spring Township — $82,939 for LED replacement at 24 intersections within the township. <h2>Dauphin County:</h2> • Halifax Township — $9,421 for LED replacement at the intersection of State Routes 147 &amp; 225. • Swatara Township — $195,880 for modernization of the traffic signal at Paxton Street &amp; 28th Street including replacement of a failing traffic signal pole. <h2>Delaware County:</h2> • Concord Township — $243,728 for LED replacement at 16 traffic signals within the township. • Media Borough — $129,680 for video detection upgrades at 13 intersections. <h2>Erie County:</h2> • Albion Borough — $223,055 to replace the traffic signal at State Street (U.S. Route 6N) and Main Street (State Route 18). • Eric County — $255,688 for complete modernization of the traffic signal at East 10th Street and Holland Avenue in the City of Erie. • Union City — $120,000 for corridor improvements to three traffic signals along Main Street (U.S. Route 6) including countdown pedestrian signals and LED replacement. <h2>Lackawanna County:</h2> • City of Carbondale — $136,365 to modernize countdown pedestrian signals with ADA-compliant push buttons at 12 traffic signals along Main Street and Church Street along with the installation of video detection. <h2>Lancaster County:</h2> • East Lampeter Township — $9,200 for installation of a northbound left-turn signal phase at Strasburg Pike and Millport Road. Luzerne County: • Hazleton — $180,030 for complete modernization of the traffic signal at Church Street (State Route 309) and 5th Street. • West Pittston Borough — $460,647 for complete modernization of two traffic signals at Wyoming Avenue (U.S. Route 11)/Luzerne Avenue and U.S. Route 11/Montgomery Avenue. <h2>Lycoming County:</h2> • Williamsport — $643,542 for complete modernization of two traffic signals along East Third Street including crosswalk improvements. <h2>Mercer County:</h2> • Hermitage City — $204,640 to upgrade the intersection of Keel Ridge Road &amp; East State Street including new signal heads, mast arms, controller assembly, wiring, and radar detection. • Sharon City — $316,061 to complete modernization of a traffic signal at South Sharpsvile Avenue, East Connelly Boulevard (U.S. Route 62), and Shenango Valley Freeway. <h2>Monroe County:</h2> • Pocono Township — $359,658 to install an adaptive traffic signal system at seven intersections along State Routes 611 and 715. • Smithfield Township — $552,682 to install an adaptive traffic signal system at 10 intersections along U.S. Route 209 in Smithfield Township and Middle Smithfield Township. • Stroud Township — $502,439 to add an intersection to the existing system and add adaptive traffic signal system for four intersections along State Route 611. <h2>Montgomery County:</h2> • Abington Township — $428,560 to fully modernize two traffic signals at Greenwood Avenue/Washington Lane and Jenkintown Road/Meetinghouse Road including new mast arms, signal heads, countdown pedestrian signals, and controllers, video detection and radar dilemma zone detection, battery back-up and upgraded ADA ramps. • Horsham Township — $597,626 to modernize traffic signals and install fiber optic communications at five intersections along Horsham Road and Dresher Road. • Lower Merion Township — $762,654 to extend the Wynnewood Road adaptive signal system to add two adjacent intersections (Lancaster/Ole Wynnewood, East Wynnewood/Williams) and implement an adaptive system on County Line Road at three intersections (Bryn Mawr Avenue/Glenbrook Road, Lindsay, and Landover) adjacent to Bryn Mawr Hospital. • Lower Moreland Township — $395,704 to completely modernize a traffic signal at Huntingdon Pike and Philmont Avenue/Welsh Road including new mast arms, controller assembly, battery back-up, vehicle detection, and accessible pedestrian signals. • Towamencin Township — $341,600 to upgrade to countdown pedestrian signals with ADA-compliant push buttons and upgrading loop detection to video detection and radar dilemma zone detection at 16 traffic signals. • Trappe Borough — $252,800 to install a coordinated system to operate two signals on Main Street (SR 4031) including new controllers, countdown pedestrian signals, video detection, new ADA ramps and LED replacements. • Upper Moreland Township — $252,520 to modernize the traffic signal at Byberry Road and Davisville Road, including new mast arms, signal heads, countdown pedestrian signals, controllers, video detection, radar dilemma zone detection, battery back-up, and upgraded pedestrian crossings and ADA ramps. • Upper Providence Township — $232,000 for modernization of a traffic signal at Linfield-Trappe Road and Township Line Road including replacement of wooden strain poles with conventional mast arms. • Whitpain Township — $243,012 for upgrades to five traffic signals along Skippack Pike, including controllers, video detection, dilemma zone detection, emergency preemption, ADA push buttons, GPS time clocks, and signal head replacement. <h2>Northampton County:</h2> • Hellertown Borough — $67,982 for pedestrian signal upgrades at four intersections along State Route 412. <h2>Northumberland County:</h2> • Ralpho Township — $399,294 to modernize the traffic signal at State Route 487 &amp; State Route 54, including new signal supports, signal heads, vehicle detection, controller equipment, emergency preemption, battery back-up, lighting, pedestrian accommodations, and a westbound left turn lane. <h2>Philadelphia:</h2> • $3,207,255 to modernize 20 Intersections along the 2nd Street Corridor with the installation of traffic controllers, communications equipment to connect back to the City’s Traffic Operations Center, pavement markings and ADA curb ramps. • $1,795,014 for installation of wireless communication to interconnect 60 traffic signals and connect back to the City’s Traffic Operations Center. • $4,667,869 to modernize 23 Intersections along the Oregon Avenue Corridor with the installation of traffic controllers, communications equipment to connect back to the City’s Traffic Operations Center, pavement markings and ADA curb ramps. <h2>Union County:</h2> • East Buffalo Township — $372,179 to modernize and improve safety improvements at two intersections along U.S. Route 15 including strain pole replacement, uninterruptible power supply, LED replacement, and upgraded vehicle detection. <h2>Venango County:</h2> • Sandy Creek Township — $155,472 for the modernization of a traffic signal at Pittsburgh Road (State Route 8) and Pone Lane (SR 3021), including new poles, controller, and a southbound left-turn phase. <h2>Washington County:</h2> • Chartiers Township — $46,400 for modernization to the traffic signal at Pike Street, Allison Hollow Road and Racetrack Road including ADA-compliant pedestrian accommodations, installation of radar detection, and additional left turn phases. <h2>York County:</h2> • Springettsbury Township — $251,163 for detection upgrades to traffic signals at State Route 24 and Kingston Road and Eastern Boulevard, upgrades to Northern Way &amp; Wolf Drive, and modernization of a traffic signal at Haines Road and Eastern Boulevard. • West Manchester Township — $313,612 for modernization of a traffic signal at State Route 462 Zarfoss Road. A list of recipients, project descriptions, and the amount of state investment is also available at <a href=”http://www.penndot.gov/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>http://www.penndot.gov/</a> on the “Traffic Signals, Management” page under “Travel In PA”. Follow PennDOT on Twitter at <a href=”http://www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews</a> or on Facebook at <a href=”http://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation</a>.
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    2008 Ford Escape XLT

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    2008 Ford Escape XLT Clean title in hand. ~167,500 miles V6, 4WD Loaded with options (Power sunroof, 6-disc CD changer, auxiliary port, Sirius/XM capability, roof rack, running boards, etc.) This car is not without some issues: Has been out of inspection since March. Needs the following to pass: Tires Brakes (pads and rotors, front and rear) ABS tone ring Rocker panels need patched or replaced (may be able to pass without this depending on your mechanic.) In addition to just passing inspection, there are some lights on the dash. Traction control and ABS light are on, this is due to the tone ring being cracked and kicking on the traction control. Causes some stuttering when making tight right turns, but this is a cheap fix at or under $100. Check engine light is on - this issue has been fixed (spark plug) but the code was never cleared. Tire pressure light is on with a message of "Tire pressure sensor fault" - this should clear upon replacing the tires as the pressure sensor was not properly updated when the last set of tires were installed. This will be a very solid, reliable vehicle if someone were to put some love into it. The only reason I'm parting with it is I cannot afford to get the work done myself. KBB places it around $5,000. This is assuming it is in good condition, so I have deducted the estimated cost of repairs from the asking price. Serious inquiries only, please. Call or text (814) 771-0581.


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    Dogfight At Michigan PetSmart Leaves Beagle Dead

    If it hasn't already been made obvious during my time on this forum, I don't have much patience when it comes to discrimination due to ignorance, especially when it comes to my dogs, so this is gonna be my last post on this thread before either I get too mouthy and Steve kicks me off, or my blood pressure reaches the point of popping an eyeball out. Here is a very good article on the subject. Worth a read for those on both sides of this argument. The stats and sources couldn't possibly be misleading. https://psmag.com/environment/tragedy-americas-dog-pit-bull-75642#.u4itawfj3 Some key quotes again below: THE RESULT IS A documented number of pit bull attacks that, upon superficial inspection, appears quite sizable. MABBR reports that, between 1965and 2001, there have been 60 lethal dog-attacks in the United States involving a pit bull. Compared to most breeds, that figure is indeed quite high. There were only 14 lethal attacks involving Dobermans, for instance. But taking into account the overall populations of each breed measured, the rate of aggression among pit bulls is comparatively quite normal. Even low. During that 36-year period, only 0.0012 percent of the estimated pit bull population was involved in a fatal attack. Compare that to the purebred Chow Chow, which has a fatal-attack rate of 0.005 percent, and consistently ranks as the least child-friendly dog breed on the market. Why don’t media reports of attacks involving Chows eclipse those involving pit bulls? Because there are only 240,000 registered Chow Chows currently residing in the United States. And frankly, the broad-skulled, wide-mouthed pit bull makes for a more convincing monster than the comically puffy Chow. A study carried out by veterinary researchers at the University of Pennsylvania confirms as much. Dr. James Serpell and his colleagues found that smaller breeds, such as Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, and Jack Russell terriers, generally exhibit higher tendencies for indiscriminate aggression (toward humans and other dogs). They also found that breeds often vilified in the media as being “inherently aggressive,” such as pit bulls and Akitas, are generally more aggressive toward other dogs, but don’t necessarily exhibit abnormally high aggression toward humans. As a strategy for decreasing dog attacks, BSL has been largely debunked. The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association released a special report in September of 2000, republished by the CDC, which read, “Breed-specific legislation does not address the fact that a dog of any breed can become dangerous when bred or trained to be aggressive. ... An alternative to breed-specific legislation is to regulate individual dogs and owners on the basis of their behavior.” The National Canine Research Council claims, “There is no scientific evidence that one kind of dog is more likely than any other to injure a human being. In fact, there is evidence to the contrary.” They point to a 2008 study by animal behaviorists at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover, Germany. It compares the general temperament of golden retrievers (frequently cited as a behaviorally ideal breed) to that of breeds typically targeted by BSL (read: pit bulls). It concludes: “No significant difference was found.” “BSL is not the panacea that communities hope it will be,” says KC Theisen, director of pet care issues at HSUS. “It fails to address the root causes of dog bites: spay-neutering, whether a dog is chained up or properly contained.” In 1989, Denver was one of the first major metropolitan areas to enact BSL specifically banning the ownership of pit bulls. The NCRC reported that, following the law’s passage, Denver County hospital workers indeed saw a decrease in admitted injuries caused by the breed. Yet, to this day, as the law still stands, Denver “continues to have significantly higher dog bite-related hospitalization rates than other counties.”
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    Dogfight At Michigan PetSmart Leaves Beagle Dead

    You proved exactly what I said. Why not outlaw the mixed breeds, labs and German Shepherds too if there are more attacks by them?
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    Dogfight At Michigan PetSmart Leaves Beagle Dead

    I'm sorry but that is such a narrow minded comment to make. ANY breed can attack. I encourage you to actually do some research on breed-specific legislation and what a monumental waste of time and energy it is. It will not stop dog attacks. It will not even lower the number of dog attacks. Why? Because pitbulls aren't the only ones to blame. Here's a good article to start off with: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/steffen-baldwin/the-lies-damn-lies-and-st_b_8112394.html And some good bits to pull from it: If we applied this logic elsewhere, the argument would sound something like this: (This was obtained from the Franklin County Department of Health in Ohio for the city of Reynoldsburg, which has enforced breed specific legislation against pit bulls for thirteen years) Aaand here's some more stats and articles for good measure. http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/breed-specific-legislation/fact_sheets/breed-specific-legislation-no-basis-in-science.html https://blog.sfgate.com/pets/2010/09/09/pit-bulls-bad-rap-how-much-is-the-media-to-blame/ https://atts.org/breed-statistics/
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    Dogfight At Michigan PetSmart Leaves Beagle Dead

    Time for a story from a fool then. I adopted my pitbull from a primarily pit rescue. He was a basket case. I was warned about being bitten, was warned he would attack other animals, blah blah. The first week I had him home he tried to get territorial with my furniture, and gave me one warning growl when I told him to get off. I quickly put him in his place, and that was the most aggression I've seen to date. His last two adopters gave him up because of his "aggression." But all it took was some training, and time for him to realize I'm not dropping him like his last 3 adopters did, and he turned into a pretty stellar dog. Sweetest, most loyal pup I've ever had. For the first few months when going to the vet, going on walks, etc. he was the bully who barked and growled at the other animals. Now he's friendly, if not completely indifferent, and actually ends up tucking his tail and hiding sometimes. Any dog can be a fighter and any dog can be a lover. My boy had to be a "fighter" given his constant environment changes, competition with other animals and never knowing where he was going to end up. Now he pees himself when he sees a 6lb. yorkie. It's all in the owner. There are some breeds, pitbulls especially, that can require a stronger owner than most, but regardless of breed, it's all in how you treat and train them. Dogs are much smarter than a lot of y'all seem to think.
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    Dogfight At Michigan PetSmart Leaves Beagle Dead

    I understand this, but at the same time I have to wonder if perhaps she was trying to train or socialize him? You have to put your dog in the environment you want them to be comfortable in. Same as any human, you have to try it first. Obviously I wasn't there, but... just a thought, as I also have a pup who's a bit of an ass. But with proper training (and experience) this has changed and can continue to.
  9. That makes it okay?
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    Alligator Spotted In Clearfield County

    Aww, he's just a wittle guy!!
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    Happy Birthday Pompeii!

    Happy birthday Steve!
  12. spaghettiwasted

    Tar and Chips

    They did it on Sandy Valley Road too and it's awful.. Whoever did the Westville/Brockway area last year did a good job. This garbage on Sandy Valley is a totally different kind of "chip" and it's all ruts as well. Worse than it was before they did it.
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    Hero Dog Warns Family Of House Fire, Drags Baby Out.

    THIS is the type of publicity pitbulls need. There's a reason they're called "nanny dogs." Good girl Sasha!!!
  14. Warrant issued for former Punxsy animal sanctuary owner after missing court by Matthew Stevens Thursday, June 7th 2018 LAUGHBAUM MUG.PNG AA BROOKVILLE, Pa. - The former owner of the Godot Animal Sanctuary has been named Jefferson County Fugitive of the Week after missing a scheduled court appearance. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Laughbaum has missed previous court appearances on bad checks and did not show up for court Thursday on charges relating to theft after entering invalid timber contracts. The sheriff's office said a bench warrant for Laughbaum's arrest was issued May 10. Laughbaum was ordered to leave her Punxsutawney property April 27 after her property was foreclosed and sold in January. According to Jenny Hill, a former employee of the sanctuary, Laughbaum signed ownership of the animals on the property to her in early May and hasn't been seen or heard from since. Sheriff Carl Gotwald said Laughbaum's mail has been on hold since May. Laughbaum is facing charges in several cases stemming from issuing bad checks and entering into timber contracts she was not legally able to enter. Laughbaum, 70, is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has blue eyes. She is known to wear an auburn surgical mask over her mouth due to a surgery she had. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 814-849-1615.
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    Work at home(or Online) Jobs

    I have been searching for something legitimate myself for a few years now. Be very, very careful when looking. A solid portion are pure scams (specifically the ones who are strictly work-from-home businesses,) and the ones that will actually pay you are usually "microtask" companies that will only pay you per task a few pennies at a time. It'll take a good amount of googling, but there are several blogs out there that are dedicated to finding the legitimate postings.