News Live 365: February 21st, 2020

Edinboro University’s Master of Fine Arts program has been listed as the best in the United States by outcome according to the collegiate ranking group Grad Reports. The ranking was determined by comparing the program’s cost to the average median salary of someone who graduated from it; a metric which saw Edinboro University out performing New School, Duke, and George Washington Universities, and The School for visual Arts.

On Monday February 24th PennDOT will begin the first steps toward the removal and replacement of a bridge that carries Main Street across French Creek in the town of Cambridge Springs in Crawford County. While work is underway the traffic detour using Grant and McClellan Streets will remain in place and there will be a new pedestrian detour utilizing Railroad Street as well as Grant and McClellan. A Mercer based contractor named Clearwater Construction will perform the task of dismantling the old structure which has been standing since 1901. PennDOT estimates that a new bridge should be open before the end of October and fully installed by December 7th of this year.

Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State, Kathy Boockvar, confirmed this week in front of the State House of Representatives that all 67 of Pennsylvania’s Counties have upgraded their voting machines so that they produce both a digital and paper record of ballots. The 2020 primary and general elections will feature brand new voting machines for every county in the state, most of them paid for by money from the Federal and State government.