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Johnstown Tribune Democrat (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Johnstown, Pennsylvania I Ivy a picture this winners of this week s photo Competition. A4. A Ltd a a f l in to a a i of \ Quot a j0 taking it All Dixon edges out Montoya for indy car Crown. By. A a a a a a a Hocke Yville Usa a August 31, 2015 serving greater Johnstown since 1853monday $1.00 newsstand it s nothing like the old test by David Hurst by now school districts statewide usually know where they stand on their latest standardized test scores compared to both prior year totals and their Pennsylvania Peers. However United school District superintendent Barbara Parkins received a letter and a caution from the department of education this summer. Average scores will Likely be Down compared to 2013-14, it warned. Department of education common Core May lower scores but United wont be alone. Its expected to be a similar result in Public schools statewide thanks to a new More rigorous Pennsylvania test one that aligns with the states new a common cores curriculum and standards for math and English. A the message everyone is trying to get out there is a done to be alarmed if your students score is significantly lower this year a a Parkins said. The new test has been changed to the Point that Pennsylvania should have Given it a Brand new name she said. A now that they be modified it for common Core its nothing like the old test a Parkins said. A a it a basically a Brand new local Public schools Are already receiving some results from last years tests which Are taken by students in third through eighth grades. But final scores Are not yet available. And Parkins said schools still Arentt Able to compare their schools totals with statewide averages. A like other school districts we re anxiously awaiting the results a greater Johnstown school District superintendent James Cekada said. A we wont know for certain until the final results Are the Issue is compounded by the fact that a Cut scores the benchmarks students must meet to score in proficient or advanced Levels also have been readjusted for 2015, local school officials said. Pennsylvania is the latest of a growing number of states to adopt common Core a National Model supported by groups like the Council of chief state school officers which spells out the math and English skills children should be mastering in each Grade. Please see test a2 lawmakers push ban on dogs in hot cars by John Finnerty Chi state reporter Harrisburg a group of state lawmakers wants to make it illegal for dog owners to leave their animals unattended in vehicles in hot weather. Lire legislation would also spell out protections for police officers or animal welfare officers who break into cars in a bid to Rescue animals that Are in danger because of hot temperatures. A it May seem convenient to leave our pet in the car to run errands but its extremely irresponsible and it endangers the life of our beloved dog or cat a said state sen. Rob Teplitz a Dauphin the prime sponsor of the Senate version of the Bill. Identical versions of the Bill have been introduced in both Chambers of the general Assembly. A pets Are not just Domestic animals they Are members of our family a Teplitz said. A a it a against the Law to leave a child in a hot car so it should also be illegal to confine a dog or cat in a hot seventeen states have Laws that protect animals from being left in hot cars. The most recent is Tennessee whose Law went into effect on july i. Pennsylvania a legislation is modelled after a 2006 California Law. Less than a month after the Law took effect in Tennessee a group of would be rescuers pulled a terrier from a car parked outside a Memphis mall Only to have the animal die at the veterinary clinic where it was taken according to the Memphis commercial Appeal. The dogs body temperature was 110 degrees at the animal Hospital. Witnesses said the animal was foaming at the Mouth when the Good Samaritans decided to break into the vehicle to save the animal. The dogs owners were later charged with animal cruelty. But in states without protections for a its against the Law to leave a child in a hot car so it should also he illegal to confine a dog or cat in a hot sen. Rob Teplitz a Dauphin those trying to intervene the Law is unclear about what a permissible when passersby see an animal in a hot vehicle. Please see dogs a2 Community pleased with City manager s performance Gunby remains optimistic of Johnstown s direction the associated press Lewisberry Cole Wagner hugs teammate Kaden Peifer after Peifer pitched a difficult sixth inning against Japan in the Little league world series championship game on sunday in South Williamsport above. Below Japan celebrates after winning the Little league world series championship baseball game Over Lewisberry. Please see Gunby a2 Little league Tough loss for a team Tokyo takes championship by Dave Sutor after serving As Johnstown s City manager for the past six months Carlos Gunby is being complimented by Many Community leaders for doing a a great Quot a amazing a a a wonderful and a a fantastic Job while being a a Blessing to the his performance has been viewed with what appears to be near Universal approval from elected officials Community leaders and others. Gunby seems to have developed Good working relationships with a wide Range of individuals and organizations. A a we be got to As the old cliche goes get along a Gunby said. A if in a the catalyst to help make that happen so be it. I Welcome it. In a thrilled that i can work with All Dif Ferent groups and will continue to y do so. Its Okay to agree to disagree. But at the end of the Day w eve got to keep moving Forward. In my opinion we seem to be doing a much better Job of City Council appointed Gunby to the position with a unanimous vote in february. Gunby formerly served As the City a finance director and later As the acting City manager following the resignation of Kristen Denne last summer. That experience provided him firsthand knowledge of the City a major issues including being a part of Pennsylvania a act 47 program for distressed municipalities since 1992, confronting a drug related crime epidemic revitalizing an aging and unsafe vehicle Fleet and addressing rampant blight. A when i came in i knew there was a Long Road in front of us a Gunby said. By Pat Eaton Robb the associated press South Williamsport with More than 42,000 fans cheering against them the Tokyo players found themselves Down eight runs in the first inning of the Little league championship game against Lewisberry Pennsylvania. That brought out manager Junji Hida kans inner Yogi Berra and sparked a record rally that saw the kit Asua Little league Pound out 22 hits in an 18-11 comeback Lewisberry loses 18-11 Victory in a Battle of undefeated teams. A i told the players it does no tend until it ends a Hidaka said through a translator. Tokyo responded with seven runs in the second four in the third inning and five in the sixth. 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