Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Scroll down to see the unofficial election results from the May 21, 2013 Primary.
The results of the primary election are in and there are a few local upsets in the race municipal, school board and county council seats on the Democratic and Republican tickets. Incumbent Matt Drozd lost the race for the Republican nomination to the District 1 County Council seat to challenger Thomas J. Baker, who captured 53 percent of the Republican vote to Drozd's 47 percent. Montour School Board President Ronald William Smith lost on both the Republican and Democratic tickets to challenger Darryl Young for the Region 1 seat, virtually assuring Young the seat in the fall general election. Both candidates had crossfiled. In Robinson Township, Republicans Patrick J. O'Leary, Michael J. Malinsky and Joel B. Slessinger will face off …
Check back with Patch after the polls close for results of the primary races.
Republicans and Democrats head to the polls today (May 21) to decide which candidates will represent their respective parties in the fall general election. Check back with Robinson-Moon Patch after the polls close tonight for election results. For information on poll locations, voting times and the Voter ID Law, click here. The hottest local race is in Robinson Township, where six Republicans are vying for their party's nomination for the three open seats on the board of commissioners and seven candidates are hoping to be nominated to run for those same posts on the Democratic ticket this fall. The Republicans vying for the spots are incumbent Jesse J. Forquer and newcomers Patrick J. O’Leary, Michael J. Malinsky, Joel B. Slesinger, John R…
Monday, May 20, 2013
See who the candidates are in Moon, Robinson and Crescent townships, as well as Moon Area and Montour school boards.
The primary election takes place tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) for municipal and school board seats. For details about polling places, times and the Voter ID Law, click here. Here are the local candidates: CRESCENT TOWNSHIP Tax Collector R- Karri A. Griffith D – Judy Withee Commissioner at large, 1 seat R- Karen Patton D – Todd K. Miller Commissioner, 4-year term, 1 seat R – Diane Cvengros and Peggi Schofield D – Mark D. Schukart MOON TWP. Tax Collector R – Catherine L. Tress D – Eugene A. Casasanta Auditor, 6-year term, one seat R – Sally L. Cross D – none Supervisor, 6-year term, two seats R – James C. Scott …
Also, information on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Fish-for-Free Day on Memorial Day.
The House voted unanimously this week in support of a measure to launch a detailed study of the potential impacts of merging the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. House Resolution 129 calls on the non-partisan Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to study the financial feasibility, impact, costs and savings that may be realized by combining the agencies. It also calls on the LBFC to explore a range of options with regard to how to structure the state’s wildlife agency to best manage the wildlife and aquatic resources of the Commonwealth. A similar study was conducted 10 years ago, and it showed a merger was feasible and would save money. No legislative action resulted from that study’…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Find out where to vote, how the Voter ID Law affects you and what to do if you're voting for the first time or at a new polling place.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The westbound, right-hand lane will be closed as needed.
PennDOT is planning to do shoulder improvement work on the Parkway West, also known as Interstate-376, in Findlay and Moon townships. According to PennDOT, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. The westbound right-hand lane will be closed as needed during that time going from the Business 376 merge point to Beaver County. Crews will be milling and patching the shoulder area. Eastbound traffic on the Parkway West will not be affected. All ramps will remain open. PennDOT advises motorists to use caution and slow down when traveling through the area.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Bill to create level playing field for job creation heads to the state Senate.
Monday, May 13
The House passed legislation this week to close the Delaware Loophole and implement comprehensive business tax reforms for Pennsylvania job creators. House Bill 440 would close the loophole by targeting specific transactions that some businesses use for the sole purpose of avoiding taxation in the Commonwealth. The bill also includes several additional tax reforms, including reducing the Corporate Net Income (CNI) Tax rate to 6.99 percent and uncapping the Net Operating Loss (NOL) deductions businesses may take. In addition, the bill would support Pennsylvania’s small businesses, encourage new investments in existing businesses and promote the development of new start-up companies. All of these reforms seek to make Pennsylvania a more …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Notes from last week's Moon Township supervisors meeting.
The Moon Township Board of Supervisors approved the revised tentative plan and related modification requests for the Cimarron Planned Residential Development. Prior to the vote, the supervisors held a public hearing to discuss the revised tentative plan and modification requests of the Cimarron community, including modifying the boundaries of Phases 5 and 6 and increasing the number of lots in both phases. Phase 7 will be eliminated in its entirety, increasing the number of lots in the PRD by seven. The board also approved the Improvement Construction Agreement with Foltz Development Inc. for Phases 5 and 6 of the Cimarron Planned Residential Development. Announcements This information was provided by Alexis Sergeant, Moon Township …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Board of supervisors also approves purchase of new equipment and the final land development plan for a planned non-residential development at Pittsburgh International Business Park.
Seitel Data Co. Ltd. of Monaca plans to conduct seismic testing in Moon Township—even though there is no Marcellus Shale drilling permitted where the testing is being done. At its meeting last week, the Moon Township Board of Supervisors approved a request by the firm, which is headquartered in Houston, TX, to conduct a seismic survey across state, county, and local roads within a small portion of the township. The locations, terms and conditions will be set forth in an agreement to be prepared by the township solicitor and approved by the township manager. At the board meeting in April, the firm had asked to conduct the study specifically on Spring Run Road Ext., a county road, and North Flaugherty Run Road, a township road. The board …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Award presented in Hershey for township's efforts to communicate with residents.
Moon Township has won the 22nd annual Outstanding Citizen Communication Award from the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors for its exceptional efforts to communicate with residents. The award was presented at the association's 91st annual Educational Conference and Trade Show in Hershey in April. The conference attracted attendees from every county in Pennsylvania except Philadelphia, which has no townships. The association presents the award each year as part of its annual Township Citizen Communication Contest to recognize one township for its overall achievement and commitment to citizen communication. Moon Township also placed first in the Electronic Newsletters category for its “Moon Township Monthly” email update, …