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Titusville Herald (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Titusville, Pennsylvania A he Ettus Otue Jle Raur a. Of the of Industry saturday March 21,2015established june 14,1865. The first daily newspaper in the Pennsylvania Oil Region. Is cents fire fight used 2.25m Gallons saw record response by Johna Starling j8urling@titu8villeherald.com it was made known Friday by City finance director and assistant City manager Diana Durstine that during the 18 to 19-hour-Long fire fight rf1 wednesdays towns Square fire 2.26 million Gallons of water were used to fight the flames. Additionally Crawford county 911 officials told the Herald that response of 26 emergency agencies was a the largest response in recent county no cause has been determined yet for the tuesday night fire that broke out at 112 w. Spring st., and information about How the fire apparently spread wednesday to Towne Square at to w. Spring st., is also not yet available. The Herald is continuing its work on updates As they come in and is currently working to comprise a Filiti list of every responding emergency person on scene wednesday for publication. The list grew quickly Friday but there Are Many More departments with which to be in Contact. The Herald is asking for any officials from emergency response departments on scene for wednesdays fire to Contact this reporter at the email address above or by phone at the Herald office at 827-3634, or by faxing the response roster to 827-2612. Please include the number of vehicles sent to the scene. Hie 26 emergency agencies in Titusville or on standby in support of other departments on scene were from four counties Erie Crawford Warren and Venango. Those agencies Are Titusville fire department Oil City fire department Franklin fire department Corr Ysee response Page 3 Spring emerges Herald photo a Mary Nicholson Titusville awoke to Snow Friday morning but the afternoon gave Way to partial sunny skies. As the Snow melted photographer Mary Nicholson was excited to find one of the first signs of Spring crocuses preparing to Bloom along Edtl Street. Get your peeps together by Mary him mhill@titu8villeherald.com Titusville residents and organizations a gather your peeps a the third annual peepshow will be held March 28, from la . To 2 ., in the Owca activities building. According to Ashley Eichom Thompson Titusville arts Council executive director new this year will be a visit from the easter Bunny at noon. Eichom Thompson said parents Are Welcome to take photos of their children with the easter Bunny. Also new this year is a second category for the show. A in past years we had one category a Eichom Thompson explained. A and this year we will have two categories. A the first one is for individuals and families and the second one is for Large groups and Eichom Thompson said there will be prizes awarded in both categories. The prizes will be for first second and third place in both categories. T a a Tri it he in i a a. A i of i. I 4 ibo it at Hyattville Here is a crowd please from last year s peepshow a Despe enable me Nice selection of new Spring Home door St Florala weekly specials 20% off Birde a animal Mere 20th 20th i a a a it m aaa a Loco ism o Mumm Wei it Rran Vyvn on rout 322 346-7227 j4u /4mexican car Wash a the first place prize is sponsored by the peeps Candy company a she said. A and second and third place will be local Eichom Thompson said the show is sponsored by the peeps company. A the Owca is very generous in letting us use their space a she noted. Eichom Thompson added that for those who need inspiration for their creations they can go online to the Washington Post website to see photos of a peeps contest. A a it a up to the persons imagination a she said. A you see such a variety of creations. A last year attendance was great. We had More entries and we look Forward to keeping i the event to Register Call Titusville Council on the arts at 827-2381. There is a Small fee to Register. Miter s Hoti Itta so Metz we accepting credit cents Index classifieds. Comics. 10 help. Opinion. Sports 8 vital statistics. 3 113"640 Contact us the Titusville Herald 209 w. Spring st., Titusville a16354 phone 814 827-3634 online come mail news Titusville Herald com a local family a Story nine year old Jason Sampson of Titusville was diagnosed with Arnold Chiari malformation at the age of 4. Chiari malformation is a structural defect in the brain s cerebellum and spinal column. He also has autism. His family is trying to obtain an assistance dog to help make sure Jason is Safe and to give him More Independence. Family trying to connect boy with assistance dog editor s note the following guest column was written by Titusville area couple Uriah and Jacqui Sampson. We were blessed to have Jason come into our lives when he was three months old. At first sight we knew that Jason was very special and that he would become a part of our family. Jason came to us through the Foster care system. Anyone who knows the Foster care system understands that there Are Many ups and Downs. Our journey led us to adopt Jason when he was i 1/2 years old. Since the first time we saw Jason we could see the special sparkle for life in his eyes. He has been dealt Many difficulties and he continues to overcome every obstacle in his Way. Since an Early age Jason was delayed on All of his milestones and was enrolled in speech physical and occupational therapy. He takes these therapies in stride and continues to grow physically mentally and socially. Through All the therapy we could see that physically there was something wrong with Jason. We noticed that he was very fussy could not run go up and Down Steps and that his left Side began to have a gait. After Many visits to Shriner a and Pittsburgh children a Hospital Jason was diagnosed with Arnold Chiari Mal formation at the age of 4. Chiari malformation is a structural defect in the brains cerebellum and spinal column. This is the part of the brain that controls balance. With Chiari malformations individuals have difficulty with dizziness muscle weakness numbness vision problems headaches problems with balance and coordination. Jason was immediately scheduled for surgery following his diagnosis. This is one of the most terrifying things that you can hear a your son has to have brain surgery and if we done to do the surgery there is a very Good Chance he will be paralysed or he could die. Following the six hour surgery we entered the ice recovery room to find a screaming Little boy standing on his bed with nurses trying to Calm him As he yelled for us. Due to the surgery his eyes were swollen shut and he was calmed once he heard our voices. Jason is a fighter and he continues to Battle Side effects of the surgery and Chiari malformation. He is constantly battling numbness in his legs arms and Tongue along with headaches and neck pain. Although Jason can now run at his own Pace he physically continues to have difficulty with stairs and balance. See Jason Page 3 Benefit today to help Jason Pleasantville the Pleasantville presbyterian youth group is sponsoring a a noodles and doodles Quot Benefit night for Jason Sampson today. The purpose of the Benefit is to help 9-year-old Jason obtain a dog from new hopi1 assistance dogs. The event will be held at Pleasantville presbyterian Church today from 5 to 8 A noodles and doodles will be a pasta Buffet dinner and Art auction. In addition to the auction of paintings sketches and photography that will be ongoing throughout the dinner there will be a Chance auction of themed baskets. Jason is a son of Uriah and Jacqui Sampson. The Sampson family resides in the Titusville area. a. 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