News Live 365, July 27th 2017

Venango County Election Board Okays ‘Crexit’ Vote

Rural farmers lead charge to secede from Cranberry Township

Franklin, PA –

It’s being called Crexit, but could it actually happen? Will part of Cranberry Township secede and become part of Rockland Township instead? The Venango County Election Board has just approved a measure that will add a stay or go referendum to the ballot in the November general election. Aaron Bolinger is one of the leaders of the movement to change township boundaries and like most of the others wanting the change he is a farmer in the southern part of Cranberry Township,

“Cranberry was trying to zone us like we are Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, or Baltimore. We all have 10-acre, 15-acre, 50-acre farms. We don’t want zoned commercial, industrial, even agricultural. If we want to do something on our properties, we want to be able to do it consistent with Article 1 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, which says we have the right to do on our properties what we want. We don’t want to have to involve zoning officials and township planners and planning committees and everyone else to do what we have done on our land for years.”

The Crexit vote will appear on ballots in certain parts of Cranberry and Rockland townships and needs to be passed in both areas. It will be voted on in the November 8th General Election.

 

Bridge Replacement in Erie County Begins Monday

The detour will include Interstate 90

Franklin Township, Erie Pa –

A 95 year old bridge in Erie County is being replaced by PennDOT starting July 31st. The bridge is a 19 foot span over Falk Run in Franklin Township on Route 98, Interstate 90 and Route 19 will be used as a detour until completion in September.

 

State Police: Look Out for Stolen Motorcycle

A classic Harley motorcycle was stolen from a Franklin Woman

Franklin, PA –

State Police are looking for a slightly rusted green and white 1959 Harley Davidson Pan Head Motorcycle stolen from Melissa McMurray of Franklin. On Monday at approximately 230am the motorbike was taken by someone in a silver pickup truck and the bike was loaded onto a trailer. Call (814)676-6596 if you have any information.

 

Bethesda Changes Name After Almost 100 Years

Bethesda Children’s Home is now Bethesda Lutheran Services

Meadville, PA –

Bethesda Children’s Home has rebranded itself with a new name, a new logo, and even a new website. Now known as Bethesda Lutheran Services, their mission remains the same; to provide mental and behavioral health services to children and families. They unveiled their new branding on Monday at their Meadville Location. The nonprofit also has two more locations, the Trinity Center provides after school and summer activities for children 6 to 13, and the Leadership Center where youth and teens are taught independent living skills. Both of them are located in Erie.

 

Erie Native Has Most Sought After NFL Jersey

James Conner jerseys outsell Tom Brady

Erie, Pa –

Erie native James Conner has surpassed Tom Brady for the number one jersey sold on the NFL’s online store. The Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor’s story of getting drafted by the steelers in round 3 is inspirational to many people. Steelers Training camp begins on Friday and James whose Jersey number is 30 will join his new team in preparation for the 2017-18 season.