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M A I NLI NE newspapers

Vol. 97 No. 15

JOURNAL ISSN:1529-9910

Nanty Glo, Pa.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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Motorists reminded to use caution during bridge replacement project Since 1921

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Fire department needs access in case of emergency

By Allie Garver

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Ready to win

A.J., Dominic, and Kaleah Villa hope to win a few baskets at the Nanty Glo Centennial Committee’s basket party April 8. Photo by Allie Garver.

BVMA looks at May loan round for project

By Allie Garver

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The Blacklick Valley Municipal Authority has been working over the past five years to get a sewer project completed along State Route 422 and, despite some setbacks, the project is moving forward with hopes of the construction beginning within a year. Engineer Richard Wray explained at the March 28 meeting what the next steps will be for both him and the authority. “We submitted the response to the erosion control and stormwater management letter issues that we received,” said Wray. “We received several more concerns from the conser-

vation district all concerning post-construction stormwater management.” Wray said that the conservation district wanted the “notice of intent narrative to reflect the post-construction management control measures that were proposed and then approved for the pump station out at the park.” Wray added that once the conservation district approved how the issue was addressed, he had to alter the other documents to match that revision. According to Wray, all of the revised documents were handdelivered to the conservation district March 20. Moving on to the funding of the project, Wray said that he SEE PROJECT, PAGE 4A

Traveling through Nanty Glo will cause delays until approximately November due to the bridge on Chestnut Street being replaced. The issue with the location of this project is that it affects the town’s emergency services. Bryant Greene, first assistant chief for the Nanty Glo Fire Department, attended the April 2 council meeting to

explain what precautions are being taken if a fire call occurs and the trucks need to exit the station in a hurry. “We are restricting a little bit of parking in our parking lot for the fire department,” said Greene. “If you see where the one signal is, it’s kind of close for, like, our first two bay doors to try to get out. So, actually, for us to get out we actually have to pull forward, back up, then are able to go SEE BRIDGE, PAGE 3A

Saving pets

Brody Lawrence (left) and his dog Tucker help show off the new pet oxygen and CPR masks the Blacklick Valley Ambulance received through local veternary office donations. Leah Coposky (center) and Tom Leitz hold the new equipment. Photo by Allie Garver.

Park and pool problems continue to plague Nanty Glo Borough

Council received ‘no actual applications’ for pool manager position

By Allie Garver

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Alyssa Bartlebaugh practices correctly putting a tourniquet on her brother Colton during the Stop the Bleed program at the Vintondale Fire Department. See story page 3A. Photo by Allie Garver.

Summer is quickly approaching, which means Nanty Glo Borough Council is working to make a decision on hiring a pool manager for the Park and Pool. Frank Kaschalk and Karen Tummino, board members on the municipal and recreation authority, were at the April council meeting to see if any headway has been made regarding the pool manager. “We received no actual applications,” said secretary Melissa Weekes. “We had two interests from Facebook, but nothing.” Kaschalk said that the only option the borough has right now, since no applications were received, is to have borough worker John Sava run the pool and see if Isabella Miller, who worked at the pool last year, still has intentions on working this year.

“She told us that she’s probably good for at least three years because she’s going to be going to a local college,” said Kaschalk. “She ran that pool last year, she worked as the manager up there, pretty much under John.” Kaschalk added that Miller planned on taking the chemical certification test, and she knows everything there is to know about the pool. “I’ll tell you what, she’s a responsible girl, she’s good,” said Kaschalk. “I have no idea if she had a change of heart since last year, or if she still wants it.” President Michaela Markovich said that council needs Miller’s contact information to find out if she is still interested in the pool manager position. Councilman Chris Oldham contacted Miller during the meeting to see if she wants the position. Kaschalk also handed council a letter of interest to serve on the municipal authority’s board. The interested party told Kaschalk that he SEE POOL, PAGE 3A

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