Dollar fishing

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is offering $1 fishing licenses that are good for Labor Day only.

“The license provides an easy and affordable way for everyone to enjoy a special day with family and friends while fishing on the Commonwealth’s waters,” PFBC Outreach, Education, and Marketing Bureau Director Steve Kralik said. “This is a great opportunity for lapsed anglers to renew their interest in the sport and for first-timers to give fishing a try.” The one-day adult resident and non-resident licenses are available at issuing agents and through The final cost of the $1 license will be $2.90. A $1 agent fee, and a 90-cent transaction fee apply to all license purchases.

Public meeting

There will be a public meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Tidioute Free Library regarding the replacement of the Gordon Run bridge on Route 127, about a half-mile west of Buckingham Street.

There is a detour proposed involving Buckinham Street and Route 62.

“The meeting will focus on such information as the construction schedule and traffic changes that are planned to take effect while the bridge is being replaced,” PennDOT’s Jillian Harry said in a release.

The project is part of PennDOT’s “Rapid Bridge Replacement Program” — a public private partnership involving PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners — and is expected to begin this year.


“Every child needs a hero, but abused children need a superhero.”

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Warren and Forest Counties will hold a 5K Superhero event Saturday, Sept. 23, in Russell.

There will be a one-mile family run/walk with a superhero gauntlet, a 5K road race, and a 5K relay race with four-person teams from “helping professionals” — teachers, doctors, nurses, firefighters, EMTs, police, and others.

There will also be street vendors, a chicken barbecue sponsored by Russell Volunteer Fire Department, and activities sponsored by Russell United Methodist Church.

Pre-registration is open through Saturday, Sept. 9, at

Children who register will receive superhero capes. All participants are encouraged to wear superhero garb.

Prizes will be offered for best costumes and for the winners of the age groups in the 5K race.

More information is available by contacting Dennis Johnson at 704-989-2520 or


Tuesday’s story about the City Council work session named the City Manager as Mary Ann Freenock. It should have read Nancy Freenock.