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20 Jun 19
Scary Mommy

I interviewed for my dream job in the summer of 2018. I wore a bright purple blouse and sleek black pants, a low-hanging necklace and sparkly earrings, and a cute pair of kitten heels. The latter clacked on the concrete as I walked past Penn Station. The day was perfect. The weather was perfect, and […]

20 Jun 19
Scary Mommy

I interviewed for my dream job in the summer of 2018. I wore a bright purple blouse and sleek black pants, a low-hanging necklace and sparkly earrings, and a cute pair of kitten heels. The latter clacked on the concrete as I walked past Penn Station. The day was perfect. The weather was perfect, and […]

20 Jun 19
WKBN
GREENFORD, Ohio (WKBN) – With the 40th annual Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic all-star game kicking off in just one-week, former players and coaches gathered Tuesday night at the South Range football field while the two teams practiced on the field.  The players and coaches were recognized, took group photos, and were fed at the conclusion. Approximately 80 players and coaches who participated in the game attended the event.  Players from as early as the second game in 1981 attended the recognition, while Artie Altomare and John Gecina who coached the first game were also in attendance.  Altomare and Gecina are honorary captains for the Ohio team in the contest next week. Dave Skinner has the distinction of both playing and coaching in the game as he was named to the Ohio team in 1981 following a successful career at Southern Local.  Skinner fondly remembered his experience in the game in which the Ohio team beat the Keystoners 21-14 at Geneva College. “The tone for the game was set when they were announcing the line-ups.  Brett (Elliott) from Springfield-Jefferson comes to the fifty (yard line), and the next player from PA comes to the 40 and points at him.  Brett went nuts and I went and grabbed Brett.  Next kid was Ed Smith from Springfield-Jefferson.  Same thing.  I had to go grab Eddy so we didn’t have a brawl before the game starts.  The tone was set,” Skinner stated. “PA was big, they had kids going to big-time schools and we had Kirk Loudermilk going to Ohio State and Kevin Powell going to YSU, but everybody else we had were D-3 guys,” Skinner added.  “At halftime, it was 7-7 and we came out and beat them 21-14.  And Brett Elliott actually caught the game-winning touchdown which was kind of karma.” “The game is pretty easy to remember,” Skinner remarked.  “It was a lot of fun, but we understood real quick.  We had a loose group, we had a bunch of tough guys.  Everybody just bonded so well.  There was no ill will amongst anybody on the team.  And our coaching staff was pretty top notch.” “It’s one of the best all-star games around,” Skinner, who coached in the game in 2005 and 2010 proclaimed.  “The North-South Game is Ohio against Ohio, but this is Ohio against Pennsylvania and there’s not a whole lot of love lost in the game.” Another early participant in the contest was Deon Miller from South Range who played in the 1987 game which was also played at Geneva.  Miller also has a son Ryan who participated in the game in 2015. “I can’t tell you what I did today at work, but I can tell you what plays I ran, what scenarios were in the game, and what the score was.  That’s how much I loved football back in those days,” Miller admitted. Miller still sees former teammates both from South Range and from the Ohio team, “Chris Hoff and Eric Hammer played with me (from South Range).  There were a few guys from West Branch I’ll run into at the Salem Community Center.  There’s a couple of guys in the medical field working in the hospitals, and I’m in medical sales so we like to reminisce and talk about the good old days.” “Pennsylvania won 14-6.  It was a really good game, but it was really hot that day and we were a little light on personnel.  Some of us had to go both ways,” Miller said about the game.  “They had more than a few D-1 kids, and I remember guarding a kid going to Penn State who went on to play wide receiver there.” “It was a lot of fun,” Springfield’s former 2012 all-star linebacker Ryan Stacy remarked.  “The thrilling part was that Ohio won that year.  I don’t remember the score, I couldn’t tell you.  But there are still some guys I see and we look back and talk about the game.  It was a good time.” “It was actually played at Springfield,” Stacy said.  “There really isn’t too much I recall from the game, but it was scrappy and all the Ohio guys had each other’s back.  It didn’t matter what school you’re from, we were pretty much one team.  It was a good time.” The Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic Game will be played at Geneva College in Beaver Falls next Wednesday with kickoff set for 7 pm.
20 Jun 19
Welcome

It’s a sweltering morning in Beltsville, Md., and I’m face-to-face with bee doom. Mark Dykes, a “Bee Squad coordinator” at the University of Maryland, shakes a Mason jar filled with buzzing honey bees that are coated with powdered sugar. The sugar loosens the grip of tiny Varroa mites, a parasite that plagues bees; as he […]

20 Jun 19
Eva Jeanne Markosky

  Eva Jeanne Markosky most recently served as an engineering assistant with a Pennsylvania-based firm. A graduate of Penn State University, where she was an All-American boxer, Eva Jeanne Markosky enjoys following sports in her free time, and she counts the Pittsburgh Steelers as her favorite National Football League (NFL) team. The 2019 NFL Draft […]

20 Jun 19
High Velocity Sport

Trace McSorley has gotten reps as a punt returner http://bit.ly/2XYj58w After drafting former Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, Ravens G.M. Eric Decosta said in a visit to PFT Live that McSorley could be doing a little bit of everything in Baltimore. “I think he’s a football player and everything that entails,” DeCosta said. “His skill […]

20 Jun 19
m. leeann

sometimes I have bad luck trying to get from place to place, and I don’t know why I thought this trip would be different.

19 Jun 19
ProFootballTalk

After drafting former Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, Ravens G.M. Eric Decosta said in a visit to PFT Live that McSorley could be doing a little bit of everything in Baltimore. “I think he’s a football player and everything that entails,” DeCosta said. “His skill set is varied and multiple. He’s fast, he’s strong, he’s […]

19 Jun 19
The Lake News

Can a bulb, purchased in a pot, and already blooming, be replanted outdoors successfully? Absolutely!  Unless the bulb was neglected during the bloom time or left to die in the pot, it is alive and simply needs to be kept fed, watered and growing like the little piggy that it is. All flowering bulbs are […]

19 Jun 19
Enjoying Life

Tuesday, June 18, 2019.                 NYC Rain, low 70 s Grandson Rob and I catch the 7:30 am Delta flight out of Des Moines. A very quiet airport!  Uneventful direct flight to La Guardia airport in Queens. Difficulties arise as we try to met the car. There’s construction […]

19 Jun 19
CURATED_ish

There’s a lot of people raising their hands now and getting ready to indulge in some hot glazy donuts!  This could be one of the best news I’ve heard coming from NYC, where we get blessed late with the goodness ha!  But in a serious note Krispy Kreme is opening in Times Square and it […]

19 Jun 19
CBS Sacramento

A 67-year-old was arrested after reportedly assisting in her daughter’s death in Plumas County Tuesday.