Governor Wolf Announces the Elimination and Redevelopment of Blight in Downtown Carbondale

first_img Economy,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Carbondale, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for the elimination and redevelopment of multiple acres of property located in the downtown business district of Carbondale, Lackawanna County, revitalizing the community and creating approximately 25 new jobs.“Similar to other communities in the coal regions of Pennsylvania, Carbondale has worked to reinvent itself, removing blighted buildings and creating new opportunities for economic and community growth,” Governor Wolf said. “Awarding this funding to redevelop the downtown business district will contribute significantly to regrowth in both bricks-and-mortar structures and in jobs – welcome signs for the community.”The City of Carbondale was approved for a $500,000 grant for the acquisition and demolition of blighted structures, substantial site development, and the construction of two new commercial buildings, approximately 15,000 and 8,000 square feet in size. Upon completion, the project is expected to create 25 jobs and will encourage new private business investment within the city.“Anytime we can invest in rebuilding our towns and cities we’re doing the right thing,” Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich said. “These dollars will help create jobs, preserve open spaces and encourage that small town feeling where people live, work and raise a family that America is all about. I want to thank Governor Wolf and all the local officials that worked as a team to make this happen.”“The City of Carbondale continues to be a model for how state funding and private investment can revitalize downtown areas, create jobs and generate positive economic activity,” Senator John Blake said. “This project will breathe new life into a blighted block in the heart of the city’s business district and I appreciate the governor’s continued attention to community development needs in our small cities.”As coal mining declined in the 1950s, Carbondale entered a lengthy period of economic decline that hampered local community and business investment, leading to a surplus of blighted land and buildings in the city. This project is a crucial component of Carbondale’s efforts to revitalize the community and attract business and investment to the downtown area, strengthening the economy and making Carbondale a better place to live and work.Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development. August 21, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces the Elimination and Redevelopment of Blight in Downtown Carbondalecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Lester A. Beckman age, 95

first_imgLester A. Beckman, age 95, of Greenwood, Indiana and a former resident of Brookville, Indiana and St. Petersburg, Florida, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at his residence in Greenwood.Born March 16, 1922 in Klemmes Corner, Indiana he was the son of the late Cornelius & Katherine (Klemme) Beckman. On December 28, 1940 he and the former Thelma P. Woliung were united in marriage and she preceded him in death on March 15, 2015.He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served with the 473RD Infantry where he earned the Purple Heart. He was retired having worked for much of his life as a machinist & farmer. He was a member of St. Peters United Church of Christ Klemmes Corner; the Disabled American Veterans, as well as the American Legion.Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Carol Beckman of Indianapolis, Indiana; four grandchildren, Nicole (Marc) Lotter, Korie (Chad) Roberts, Brian (Erin) Beckman, and Kristin (Scott Sawyer) Beckman; five great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces & nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Thelma, he was preceded in death by his son, Eugene L. Beckman who died December 9, 1999; his sisters, Verna Beckman, Irene Baudendistel, Marie Redelman and Glenna Bauer; and brothers, Ezra Beckman and Alvin Beckman.Family & friends may visit from 10 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville.Pastor Jim Elliott will conduct the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Peters United Church of Christ Klemmes Corner or the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion or the Disabled American Veterans. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Beckman family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

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Wolla, Berg are IMCA winners on record setting night at Dacotah Speedway

first_imgMANDAN, N.D. (May 22) – Records are meant to be broken.That was the case Friday as 137 drivers checked in for a regular night of racing at Dacotah Speed­way. It was a new track record for the track that boasts the highest number of IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds in North Dakota.Jason Wolla picked up his second straight Modified victory, leading from the second lap to the checkers.Aaron Turnbull reeled in Shawn Strand for second as the frontrunners caught the tail end of the field.Lapped traffic slowed Strand as Turnbull drove by with three laps to go. Turnbull ran out of time, however, and had to settle for second.Jason Berg led the final two circuits in winning the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event. Chase Schlafmann was second and Nic West was third.Despite the record car count, the final checkered flag waved shortly 10:10 p.m., meaning just three hours and 10 minutes were needed to complete the entire show.last_img read more

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Darren Fletcher: West Brom motivated by last year’s Villa Park memories

first_img Press Association Darren Fletcher insists West Brom are on a revenge mission ahead of a return to Aston Villa for the first time since their controversial FA Cup clash. Albion lost 2-0 in the FA Cup sixth round in March which sparked a pitch invasion from Villa fans while chairs were thrown on to home supporters from the away section. But Baggies boss Tony Pulis questioned the level of stewarding at the time, fearing for his players’ safety, and Villa, who apologised for the invasion, were fined £200,000 by the Football Association. center_img It came just four days after West Brom had lost 2-1 in the Barclays Premier League at Villa Park and Fletcher, who was cup-tied for the clash, wants the Baggies to exorcise their Villa Park demons. “It was a difficult week and things happened that shouldn’t happen on football pitches,” he said. “We’ve got to use that to motivate us to help us get the result. “I’m looking forward to it. I experienced it last year and was disappointed to lose a goal in the last minute. “Then there was the cup game which I wasn’t involved in. “The passion and the atmosphere was fantastic and it’s up to us to go and meet that challenge and give our fans something to shout about.” Albion have kept three straight clean sheets but have scored just three league goals this season. Fletcher admitted they need to improve in attack. “We need to work on the balance between not conceding but also being a threat,” he said. “W e have gone from losing the goals against Chelsea and Manchester City to not conceding and we’re now looking like less of a threat going forward.” last_img read more

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Six races carded for RSTC with $3M in prize money

first_imgSIX races are on the card and over $3M in cash and trophies are up for grabs on July 9 when the Rising Sun Turf Club (RSTC), in collaboration with the Guyana Women’s Police Association, stages a one-day meet at the club’s facility, West Coast Berbice.In the feature event, horses classified `G’ and Lower will battle over one mile for the $300 000 first prize. The second-place finisher will receive $150 000, while the third-placer will earn $75 000.Other events on the day’s programme will feature `I’ Class and three-year-old Guyana-bred horses `K’ Class and Lower, `J1’ and Lower, `L’ and Lower and `L2’ and the Unclassified horses.Among the top animals already registered for the day’s programme are: Settling Star, Appling Harvest, Got to Go, T&T, Cat Messiah, Bird Man, Chelsea, Red Jet, Red Regent, Something Special, Bridal Stone Corner, Party Time, Puppy Tail, Richie Poo, Seven Dust, Little Star and Untruly.last_img
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Gallo, Choo homer as Rangers avoid sweep in San Francisco

first_img August 2, 2020 “We recognize the value of having extra bats and extra arms in the (bullpen), and that just kind of made Hamilton a tougher fit, particularly with us going down to a 28-man roster size later this week,” Kapler said. ROSTER MOVESTriggs was called up from the Alternate Training Site before the game. RHP Jandel Gustave was designated for assigment.Texas called up infielder Anderson Tejeda.QUOTABLE The Rangers entered the day last in the AL in scoring and hits before getting season-highs in both against the Giants.Texas broke the game open with a four-run seventh after San Francisco scored three in the sixth to erase a 5-2 lead.They got some help from San Francisco’s bullpen, too, when reliever Andrew Triggs (0-1) walked three consecutive batters on 14 pitches to open the seventh. After Calhoun’s sacrifice fly off Tyler Anderson made it 6-5, Gallo crushed an 0-2 pitch to right-center. Gallo also singled, doubled and walked.“To answer with runs after they put up a pretty big inning and started to get momentum on their side, you could feel as soon as we scored that four runs in the seventh that the game started to change,” Gallo said. “It was a huge boost for us.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie Calhoun hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly after the Giants walked the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Joey Gallo followed with a three-run home run and the Texas Rangers beat San Francisco 9-5 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.Shin-Soo Choo also went deep for Texas. Scott Heineman had a pair of hits including a two-run double and Jeff Mathis added an RBI single. “That’s one thing that we haven’t been able to do, we haven’t been able to capitalize and finish off some of these rallies,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. “We still put ourselves in a situation late in the game, too, to keep pounding at them. We could have broke that game wide open with another big hit. That’s what we want to be as an offense.” “It will get better. It will improve. I just think 2020 was meant to kind of test us all, especially right now. It’s just another test that we’re going to have to get through.” –WoodwardTRAINER’S ROOMRangers: Woodward is hopeful that 2B Rougned Odor will be available for Tuesday’s game in Oakland. Odor left Saturday’s game with tightness in the oblique area on his right side. … OF Danny Santana was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain. Santana is 1 for 17 and has not played since Tuesday.Giants: LHP Drew Smyly was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left index finger strain. Smyly had seven strikeouts in four innings Saturday before leaving because of discomfort in the finger. UP NEXT Jonathan Hernandez (2-0) retired six batters to win.Evan Longoria and Chadwick Tromp homered for San Francisco. Tromp’s was the first of his career, Hunter Pence tripled to snap a season-opening 0 for 23 funk.“We had real good energy, particularly on the offensive side of the ball,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “We’ve shown the ability to come back in a game. That’s very encouraging. We’ve shown some resilience.”Choo pulled his second home run of the season over the right field wall into McCovey Cove off Giants starter Jeff Samardzija in the fifth. On Friday the Rangers leadoff batter hit an opposite field homer on the game’s first pitch.Texas also got an encouraging outing from lefty Kolby Allard in his first start. Allard allowed one run and two hits before coming out after throwing 75 pitches in four innings.center_img Samardzija gave up five runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings and became the first Giants pitcher to make it through five innings, though he did have a blister on his pitching hand.“No excuses,” Samardzija said. “That’s the way it goes. You have to learn to adjust and make adjustments.”GIANTS SEND HAMILTON TO METSThe Giants traded outfielder Billy Hamilton to the Mets in exchange for right-hander Jordan Humphreys. Humphreys was immediately optioned to San Francisco’s Alternate Training Site.Hamilton signed with the Giant in the offseason but was not on the team’s opening day roster. Associated Press Gallo, Choo homer as Rangers avoid sweep in San Francisco Rangers: Texas will remain in the Bay Area and begin a three-game series at Oakland on Tuesday. LHP Lance Lynn (1-0, 0.00) starts the opener. Texas won in both of Lynn’s previous two starts this season.Giants: No starter has been announced for Monday’s game in Colorado.__More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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Roberson shows room for improvement despite career game against Louisiana Tech

first_imgEven after his best game of the season, Tyler Roberson wasn’t left out of Jim Boeheim’s postgame rant.As the head coach vented about the Syracuse’s issues with basic fundamentals, he singled out his sophomore forward and challenged him even after arguably the best game of his young career.“Tyler’s on the weak side, he’s got position, and then he pushes the guy,” Boeheim said after the game. “… You can’t do those things and win.”Yet SU (6-3) did, holding off Louisiana Tech (7-3) in the Carrier Dome by a score of 71-69 on Sunday. In a season-high 33 minutes, Roberson sparked the Orange with his first double-double since the season opener, netting 14 points and pulling down 17 rebounds — 11 of which came off of Syracuse misses.“That’s really what I wanted to do, just get out there and play with energy,” Roberson said. “The rebounds came all from playing with energy.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSwingman Michael Gbinije sat out the entire second half with a back injury, and neither Chris McCullough nor Rakeem Christmas, SU’s biggest forwards, logged more than 26 minutes Sunday due to foul trouble.And because of that, a hole opened up in the frontcourt, and Roberson filled it.He shot 7-of-13, taking the second-most shots on the team. He hit a midrange jumper in the first half, but his biggest contributions of the game stemmed from his work on the offensive boards. Roberson was to thank for 13 of Syracuse’s 16 second-chance points, by either cleaning it up by himself or dishing his rebound to a teammate.“Tyler stepped up tonight,” Christmas said. “There’s a lot of things that he could’ve done better but … I think that was one of the best games I’ve seen him play.”“He was going after everything, he was being aggressive and that’s what we need from him. I hope it carries over.”Even if Sunday’s performance does carry over, Roberson is no exception to Boeheim’s desire to get more out of his entire team.Thrown into an increased role, Roberson — naturally a power forward — served as SU’s three-man when he was on the floor with McCullough and Christmas.“At the three he struggles, because he tries to do things like that spin move and throw the ball up from wherever he was,” Boeheim said. “If he were to play the three and not do those things, then he could even be more effective because now he’s going to the boards against a smaller guy.”Boeheim was referencing a play in which Roberson, playing face-up to the basket from the short corner, took one dribble before spinning away from the baseline and missing a turnaround shot high off the backboard.The play’s outcome is why Boeheim said Roberson is too far away from the basket when he’s not in his natural position. The solution to that would be getting position closer to the basket — a tough task when Christmas and McCullough need real estate down low, too — or an improvement in Roberson’s ball skills.As the struggling Gbinije recovers and sophomore small forward B.J. Johnson remains ineffective offensively, an expansion of Roberson’s versatility to build off Sunday’s performance could spark the Orange offense.“When I’m at the three or the four, I got a good feel for what Coach wants me to do and I just have to continue to build on it,” Roberson said. “Tonight, I played a lot at the four and I think I did a good job there but if I was at the three, I think I could do just as good.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

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Boeheim’s Army Tournament run comes to end in 80-76 loss to City Of Gods

first_img Published on July 25, 2015 at 10:31 pm Contact Michael: mdburk01@syr.edu Demetris Nichols pump faked from behind the 3-point line and Phil Goss bought it. With an open look at the basket, Nichols then rose back up to release his shot. Goss flew by him and the entire Boeheim’s Army bench stood up.The shot — which would’ve tied the game with less than five seconds left — clanked off the back of the rim. With that, Boeheim’s Army’s quest for The Basketball Tournament’s $1 million prize came to an end in the quarterfinals. After three wins to start the tournament, the Syracuse-based team went back-and-forth with Team City of Gods for 36 minutes Saturday night but ultimately suffered an 80-76 loss in Chicago.In all, there were 18 lead changes between Boeheim’s Army and Team City of Gods, a collection of former NBA and college players. The final lead change came with just under three minutes left, when Xavier Silas – a former Philadelphia 76er – knocked home a 3, giving City of Gods a 74-71 lead.Roughly two minutes later, Boeheim’s Army trailed 77-73 when guard Eric Devendorf, freed by a Baye Moussa Keita screen, drove through the lane and to the rim before scoring an acrobatic layup. He was fouled and converted on the free throw to bring Boeheim’s Army within one.Two free throws gave City of Gods a 79-76 lead with less than 30 seconds remaining, but Nichols had two opportunities to tie the game on Boeheim’s Army’s final possession.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter Keita grabbed an offensive rebound with 15 seconds to play, the big man found Nichols alone at the top of the key, a step behind the arc. Nichols’ shot missed, but City of Gods couldn’t haul in the rebound before the ball went out of bounds, and Boeheim’s Army kept possession.Head coach Lawrence Moten called timeout and, when play resumed, it appeared as if he had drawn up a play for Devendorf. Devendorf had a decent look for 3 from the top of the key and appeared to think about taking it before dishing the ball to Nichols.After Nichols missed another 3, City of Gods 7-footer Hamady Ndiaye grabbed the rebound with two seconds left and was fouled. He made one free throw, enough to make it a two-possession game and enough to send Boeheim’s Army home. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Women’s golf falls short in NCAA semifinals

first_imgThe USC women’s golf team’s search of a fourth national championship was halted on Wednesday, as the No. 10 nationally ranked Trojans fell to Northwestern in the NCAA semifinals at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Head coach Andrea Gaston and her squad finished third, tying with Stanford. Although this marked USC’s national-best 12th consecutive top-five finish, it also marked USC’s third straight semifinal exit.After Tuesday’s session was cut short by rain and darkness, USC entered Wednesday holding a 4-1 lead midway through its semifinal match-play contest against the Wildcats. Going into Wednesday, freshman Muni He had a two-hole advantage through 13 holes, and sophomore Robynn Ree, senior’s Gabriella Then and Tiffany Chan were all nursing one-hole leads on the back nine.Though He and Chan eventually converted their leads into wins, Northwestern came storming back, defeating Ree and redshirt senior, Victoria Morgan. After Then squandered a two-hole edge late on, the match came down to a decisive playoff between Then and the Wildcats’ Janet Mao.  Both players set themselves up with putts inside 10 feet on the first playoff hole, but Then left her effort an inch short of the cup after Mao sunk hers. Northwestern advanced to the finals.Despite the disappointment, Gaston was upbeat about her team’s showing in Sugar Grove.“I’m proud of this group,” the 21-year head coach said. “We went in with a lead today, but there’s a lot of talent on Northwestern’s team. They have some great players, and they got it done today.”Finally, the Trojans reached their 20th straight championship round, after difficult weather at their NCAA Regionals in Albuquerque, N.M. Though USC’s fourth-place finish ended its run of seven consecutive regional victories, the squad’s determination in cold, blustery conditions secured yet another shot at a national championship. Morgan birdied three of her last four holes to card a team-leading 74 on the final day of play.USC then advanced to the NCAA Championships, needing a top-eight finish to move on to the decisive match play tournament. Entering the final day, clinging to seventh place, the Trojans boosted themselves up to fifth, finishing 50-over 914 overall and securing a shot at their first national title since 2013.In the opening round of match play, the No. 5 seeded Trojans topped No.4 seeded Ohio State 3-1-1. He suffered a blowout, five-hole loss, and Then finished all square after a 19-hole duel with the Buckeyes’ Jaclyn Lee. Ree and Chan both grabbed one-hole victories, while Morgan secured a four-hole win with three still left to play, setting up a semifinal date with Northwestern.Gaston praised her team for a hard-fought season after the loss to the Wildcats.“It’s been a week with lot of adversity here with the weather,” she said. “But our team was as prepared to face this challenge as we could be.”USC now sets its sights on another strong campaign in the 2017-18 season. The Trojans will look to build on their success with many fresh faces, as the team graduates half of its roster at the end of this season.last_img read more

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WATCH: Bike riders indulge in a fist fight in the middle of a race; Authorities hand them two-year suspension

first_img Karthik Nair First Published: 25th March, 2019 15:11 IST 1 year ago WATCH: Rahul Gandhi renews Congress’ 47-year-old ‘Garibi Hatao’ vow, announces Rs. 72,000/year Minimum Income Guarantee scheme with porous details Last Updated: 25th March, 2019 17:44 IST WATCH: Bike Riders Indulge In A Fist Fight In The Middle Of A Race; Authorities Hand Them Two-year Suspension All hell broke loose at the Costa Rica National Motorbike Championship when two riders Jorge Martinez and Marion Calvo were involved in an ugly fist fight while the race was in progress. WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US While the incident had taken place in February, the Costa Rican federation have now announced their punishment to both the riders for their atrocious behaviour during the middle of the race. Both Martinez and Calvo have been handed two-year suspensions.  SUBSCRIBE TO US Just over a month after the fans witnessed insane scenes during Costa Rica National Motorbike Championship, which saw Jorge Martinez and Marion Calvo indulge in an ugly fist fight between the race, both the riders have been banned for a period of two years from the event.As the two riders jockeyed for position, Martinez’s bike had a collision with Calvo’s bike. The bike halted and a furious Martinez confronted Calvo before the duo engaged in a fist fight while the other riders zoomed past. The race was red-flagged before they were showed their way out fof the race.Here’s the video the fight which broke out between the two riders. LIVE TV Written By WE RECOMMEND 1 year ago WATCH: Tajinder Bagga hits back at Priyanka Vadra over her ‘BJP leaders busy in marketing t-shirts’ comment; sends her one as a gift 1 year ago Moto G7 launched in India with glass body, dual rear cameras and 15W TurboPower charging: Specs, features and everything to know COMMENTlast_img read more

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