Free tax help

AARP tax-aid volunteers are available to provide free help with basic tax returns to anyone with low to moderate income.

Volunteers will prepare federal, state, local and property tax/rent rebate forms.

Assistance is provided at the Titusville Health and Aging Center. Call, 827-9134, for an appointment. 

There is free e-filing for federal and state returns.

Taxpayers need to bring Social Security cards, photo ID, all documents pertaining to income, form 1095A (if received), and a copy of last year’s tax return.

Taxpayers who qualify should bring copies of receipts for real estate taxes paid or a rent certificate completed by the landlord.


from Mayor Martha Long

Save our bank. Northwest Savings Bank has decided to close the Pleasantville branch on April 26.

Let Northwest Bank know that the community needs the bank by doing any or all of the following.

1) Signing a petition located in any of the local businesses, and the borough building.

2) Signing a post card located in the same businesses, that will be mailed to the northwest region president of Northwest Savings Bank.

3) Calling Julie Marasco, northwest region president, at (814) 368-5494.

4) Calling Ray Swatha, district manager, at (814) 432-2195.

We need to have our voices heard concerning this matter. If you need additional information, contact Mayor Martha Long, at (814) 589-5363.

Book club

Pleasantville Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 3, at 6 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville. 

The club selection for March will be “West with the Night,” by Beryl Markham.

For additional information, contact Ginny, at 589-5427.

Sledding party

On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friends of Drake Well invites you to join in the winter fun, at the Pithole Visitor Center, 14118 Pithole Road, Pleasantville. Don’t forget your sled!

This event is weather dependent. Please call ahead, before attending, at 827-2797.

The sledding party will feature hours of fun in the snow, a bonfire, hot cocoa, cookies and more.


Today, Feb. 16: Do a Grouch a Favor Day

Feb. 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day

Feb. 18: National Battery Day

Feb. 19: National Chocolate Mint Day

Feb. 20: Cherry Pie Day, Hoodie Hoo Day, and Love Your Pet Day

Feb. 21: Card Reading Day

Feb. 22: George Washington’s Birthday, Be Humble Day, Walking the Dog Day, and International World Thinking Day


The Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department has 40 men signed up to attend the Stag. They are at the halfway mark to get this event in the works. It is scheduled to held in April. 

If you or anyone you know may be interested, please do not hesitate to contact them. Contact Greg, at 589-7762; email,; or message them on Facebook.

This is a reverse raffle, with a chance to win big money. You must be at least 21. Ticket includes an open bar and dinner. There will also be side raffles and more.

Second Harvest

Pleasantville United Methodist Church will be distributing food boxes on Wednesday, at the Pleasantville fire hall, at noon. Call the church office, at 589-7385, to register. If no one answers, leave a name and phone number.

Mom-to-mom sale

There are still tables available for the Pleasantville Community Festival Pageant’s mom-to-mom sale at the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department. Contact Kayla Marie Brown, at (814) 758-4230, if you are interested in reserving a table.

This sale will feature local moms selling gently-used baby, toddler and kids items.

Fishing trip tickets

Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department is selling tickets for a chance to win a fishing trip.

The winner will receive an all-paid, all-day, charter fishing trip with Seabreeze Charters, in Erie, for up to six people.

Anglers must have a fishing license with a Lake Erie stamp. All fishing supplies will be provided (poles, bait, etc.).

The winner must bring their own food and drinks. There will only be 800 tickets sold. The drawing will be held during the PVFD Good Friday fish fry on March 25.


Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a “Stagette,” on March 5.

Door will open at 5:30 p.m. The bar opens at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7. The dinner choice will be stuffed chicken breast or stuffed pork chops, potatoes, salad and cake.

The bar will be serving select mixed drinks. Feel free to BYOB.  This is a reverse raffle. Also, there will be 50/50s and side raffles.

You must be at least 21 to attend. This is a smoke-free event.

Contact Greg Knupp for tickets, at 589-7762. All ticket must be picked up by this Saturday.

Word of the week

Printrovert is a word that is used as a noun. It is a person who favors the company of books to people. This definition is culled from Powell’s Compendium of Readerly Terms.

Quote of the week

“Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only the best. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

Contact information

If you have news items you would like to submit, contact Ginny Lieder, at, or call 589-5427.Please submit news items by Sunday at 5 p.m.

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