set for May 4
The Warren County Farm Bureau and Warren County Pomona Grange will host a "Meet Your Candidate Forum" at the Grange building on the Warren County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, May 4. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the public invited to attend and submit their questions in writing until 7 p.m., at which time the forum will begin.
All candidates are encouraged to attend.
BV Pool meeting
Friends of Brokenstraw Valley Pool, Inc. will have an open membership meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at the Youngsville Fire Hall at 7:30 p.m.
All members and interested persons are welcome.
Democrats to meet
The Warren County Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center on Second Ave.
All Democrats are invited.
Glade Township will hold its Clean-up Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the township building.
The cost will be $5 per car and $10 per truck. Tires will be accepted at an additional fee, depending upon size. Electronics are also accepted. No hazardous materials or wet paint in cans will be accepted.
For more information, call 726-2159.
Wilkes University will hold an open house at the Warren Forest Higher Education Council from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, to highlight its masters degree in Educational Development and Strategies.
Wilkes University, located in Wilkes-Barre, has provided fully accredited graduate education courses at
off-campus sites since 1979.
To learn more about this graduate cohort program, RSVP to Debra Meszaros by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-WILKES-U, ext. 3259.
Pittsfield Township will hold its spring clean-up on Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the township building.
The fee $10 per unit.
No tires, batteries, concrete, paint, hazardous wastes, appliances with refrigerants, or asphalt roofing materials will be accepted. Youngsville area Lioness Club members will be providing help and refreshments for donations.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A high school science teacher charged in a bank robbery now faces additional charges after police say she admitted taking at least 10 laptops from her Pittsburgh school.
Police say 24-year-old Philicia Barbieri admitted taking 10 to 15 laptops from the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts high school between January and March. A criminal complaint says Barbieri told officers she took the laptops in part because of a heroin addiction.
Barbieri was arrested Friday along with her boyfriend and charged with robbing the Fifth-Third Bank in the city's Shadyside neighborhood.
School bus driver
dies in crash
TREXLERTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Officials say a school bus driver is dead after she crashed into a Pennsylvania municipal building and was ejected from the vehicle.
The Berks Lehigh Regional Police Department says the driver was found on the ground near the rear of the bus after it crashed into the Upper Macungie Township municipal building on Monday morning.
Parkland School District officials identified the driver as 42-year-old Kelly Smith, of Washington Township, Lehigh County. The district says a medical issue may have caused the crash.
Police say the bus had veered into oncoming traffic, sideswiped another vehicle and went up an embankment before crashing through an exterior wall of the building. No students were on board and no injuries were reported inside the building.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
EPA to test
VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) - The federal Environmental Protection Agency plans to test the water wells in a tiny southwestern Pennsylvania village to see if they've been tainted by nuclear waste dumped nearby from a defunct plutonium fuel plant.
Officials tell the Valley News Dispatch in Tarentum that the testing is planned later this year in the village of Kiskimere, which is in Parks Township, about 35 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
The village has about 50 homes near the former Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. plant and a waste dump along Route 66. The plant was torn down in 2002 as part of a cleanup mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers has a contract to excavating the dump and removing waste from it.