Getting to know you, introducing us
Things have been crazy right? On social media, there has been great chatter about what the city is going to do without its long-time watchdog and documenter of all (or as many they could get to) events - The Titusville Herald.
As you are likely aware, they closed up shop after 157 years. Based on the dozens of comments on the many posts, people are sad to see it go.
So are we at Eight & 322.
We are a very small operation, but we love newspapers and know the importance of local journalism to the community whether it is read on the printed page or online. The dissemination of information in today's world must be varied and if we're to reach folks, we need be prepared to get the word out in a variety of ways.
We're old school, we like holding a newspaper and fighting to fold it over without knocking over our morning coffee. But we also like to spread the word online where even more people can get the information no matter where we are in the world.
We want to hear from you. Send your press releases, story ideas, and wicked cool photographs to email@example.com
We're a small staff, so bear with us and help us spread the word that the community is not without a set of eyes and ears.
Community storytelling and collaboration are what we believe best serve us all in this new age of local journalism.
Please take a moment to see what else we cover in the menu at the top of this website.
We look forward to hearing from you and spending some time, as we did today, walking and driving around the town and reaching out to as many organizations and people we know in the area.
Our cameras and pens are ready to record the life of this area with a long, long history.
November 11 is Veterans Day
Flemming Park in Titusville is lined with American Flags in recognition of Veterans Day. There will be a special Veterans Day Musical Salute at 7 p.m. at the Titusville YMCA, sponsored by the Titusville Summer Theater program. The night of entertainment features the Queen City Community Band and other local talent, according to the event poster. It is free to veterans but costs $5 for everyone else. The money raised will be donated to local veteran charities.
Storm Nicole is coming to end our mild fall
Gov. Tom Wolf today issued a weather warning for Pennsylvania today due to the possible effects of tropical Storm Nicole.
According to a press release, rain is expected to begin Friday morning and continue throughout the day and overnight. The heaviest rain is expected in the northwest region of the state, which could receive between 4 and 6 inches of precipitation.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency are urging caution during the heavy rains with flooding hazards possible.
"Our crews have been preparing for days by clearing out debris around drainage inlets and under bridges while readying equipment," said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. "With the forecast(ed) amount of rain, we remind the public to not drive on roads that are covered with water because even shallow, swiftly flowing water can wash a car from a roadway."
PEMA Director Randy Padfield said he doesn't expect widespread flooding. “However, you should be aware (of) the possibility of flooding on roadways and plan out several routes to get to your destination so that you don’t put yourself, your loved ones and first responders in danger,” he said.
Anyone planning to travel should closely monitor weather conditions along travel routes. Motorists can check conditions by visiting 511PA.com.
511PA is a website and free app that provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.
And personally, we are looking forward to just exploring the area with our cameras.