February 12, 2014:
It is finally going to happen. At the Grand Valley Volunteer Fire Department, a meeting was held and the USPS representative announced that The Grand Valley Post Office will begin to offer reduced hours of service for the valley and the surrounding area. It has been determined that the GV Post Office is only needed to be open (4) hours each day, Monday thru Friday with delivery offered on Saturday as well. This new mode of operations is expected to begin sometime in mid-2014.
The projected savings will come from the cutting of the postal workers hours.
An announcement was also made that the building that currently houses the post office is going to be purchased by another entity and that the new owners intend to continue to rent the building to the USPS. The USPS representative did say however that repairs and upgrades to the current building would have to be made.
It is to be noted that in Warren County, improvements may have to meet applicable building regulations and permits for these upgrades would have to be obtained by the new owners. These new upgrades could possibly increase the value of the building and hence increase the yearly tax liability, even if the new owners were to be considered a non-profit organization, since the building would be for rent to the USPS. It is to be seen if any possible increases in upgrading and maintaining the building would allow the new owners to still offer the building for rent without increasing the rent beyond that which is currently charged to the USPS.
These are the facts as we understand them. For more information, contact the Post Master.
Clearview Inn burns.
www.grandvalleypa.comwas the source that first reported to local media outlets regarding the structure fire at The Clearview Inn.
At least four station were called to the seen on this Christmas Day fire that has taken a piece of the community with it.
Verizon has given an Early present to ELDRED Township in the form of 3g and 4g cellular service starting on December 24, 2013.
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Obituary for Kenneth V. Cornell
Kenneth V. Cornell, 72, of Oil City ( A GILSON RIDGE BOY), died unexpectedly, Saturday, December 7, 2013 at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.
Born October 30, 1941 in Titusville, he was a son of the late Wallace and Daisy Hunt Cornell.
Mr. Cornell worked as a groundskeeper at Two Mile Park.
He was a member of the First Church of God in Oil City.
Mr. Cornell was a member of the Pulaski club where he was a bowler.
He believed in recycling all materials.
Mr. Cornell was a sincere and loving person.
He was married to the former Theresa Smith, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Paul Cornell and wife Kathy, Ben Cornell, Barb Morehead and husband Victor, Melissa Cornell, Jessica Cornell Winters and husband Brice, and Daryl Craig; two brothers and three sisters, Elaine, Bob, Pat, Linda and Lester; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Vincent Cornell and five brothers and one sister, Bill, Harold, Josephine, Marian, Merle and Ronald.
Friends may call at the Morrison Funeral Home in Oil City on Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm.
Funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1 pm with the Rev. Brenda Snedden, officiating.
Interment will be in Lamey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the family.
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kenneth V. Cornell please visit our Sympathy Store.
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November 22, 2013
The Warren Times is reporting
Criminal mischief. Warren-based state police report on Nov. 20 at 6:16 p.m. someone used a sharp object to cut a dog leash at the victim's EldredCenter Road. residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police.
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Tree Trimming may help reduce power outage occurances.
Tree limbs were cut on Friday along Wood Street and Eldred Center Road. Some trees were cut way back to the main limbs while atleast one tree on Eldred Center road was completely cut down.
Valley Days next fundraiser will be Soups & Sweets on November 15th from 4:30 - 7:30 pm at the Grand Valley Firehall.
Dinner will include a buffet of soups and sweets to choose from with crackers and beverages also be available.
The cost of the dinner is a donation at the door.
There will be four raffles during the dinner, they include a lottery tree, baking basket, hunting basket and a kids basket, each full of goodies from that theme.
From now until the night of Soups & Sweets the Valley Days committee members will be selling gun raffle tickets for a Stoeger inertia driven semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun we will be only selling 250 tickets.
The drawing for the gun will be on the night of Soups & Sweets and don't need to be present to win. If you would like to donate a soup please contact Kristi Eck at 814-706-2703 or a sweet please contact Alissa Savitz at 814-779-1774.
New Verizon Tower for Grand Valley, PA area.
The new tower located on Eldred Road will be a great addition to the people of Grand Valley and the surrounding area.
More news about this to follow soon.