Archive for April, 2012

Pa ‘missing link’ in Continental 1

April 19, 2012

The Courier Express (April 18, 2012)

We are all one big region and the world is getting smaller.

That was the message Meg Lauerman, project manager for Continental 1, gave Tuesday at a luncheon sponsored by the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development and the DuBois Rotary Tuesday at the DuBois Country Club. She said that regionalism and jobs go hand in hand with a major highway.

Lauerman said about 50 years ago, the Route 219 Association started and groups started meeting and said, “We need a decent highway.”

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Officials lobby gov on Route 219 project

April 16, 2012

The Tribune-Democrat (April 15, 2012)

SOMERSET—With the victory of a four-lane Route 219 between Somerset and Meyersdale within reach, but not in hand, advocates of the long-elusive road project took their case to Gov. Tom Corbett last week.

Actually the meeting, which included members of the North/South Appalachian Highway Coalition, was with Kathleen Duffy Bruder, Corbett’s deputy chief of staff, and Jim Ritzman, PennDOT’s secretary of planning.

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Rep. Thompson Nominee, Zippo CEO Appointed to U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council

April 13, 2012

Principal private sector committee advising the Commerce Secretary on the U.S. manufacturing sector

From the Website of Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson of Pennsylvania (April 12, 2012)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Commerce today appointed Gregory W. Booth, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zippo Manufacturing Company, Bradford, Pa., to the Department’s 2012 Manufacturing Council, according to U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson. Representative Thompson initiated a letter in support of Mr. Booth’s candidacy in July of 2011 that was signed by Senator Bob Casey along with twelve other members of congress from the Commonwealth. Both Thompson and Booth praised the news upon hearing of the Department’s announcement.

(Click HERE to view Thompson’s 2011 support letter.)

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