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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Maurice A. Pifer, 88, of 21087 Ccc Memorial Hwy, Emporium, PA

Maurice A. Pifer

Maurice A. Pifer, 88, of 21087 Ccc Memorial Hwy, Emporium, PA died unexpectedly at his residence on Friday (July 22, 2016) evening.

He was born May 27, 1928 in Clearfield, PA a son of the late Reuben and Helen Brubaker Pifer.
He married the late Ethel Mae "Sue" White Pifer.

Mr. Pifer graduated from Clearfield High School. He was a machinist at Piper Aircraft for many years and other area companies.

Survived by: Daughter, Angela Pifer, Durham, NC; Son, Rock Pifer and his wife Sheri, St. Marys; Daughter, Patricia Umbenhauer, Emporium; Son, Joshua Pifer and his wife Carey, Keating Summit; Son, Zach Pifer and his wife Rachel, Emporium; Daughter, Julie Greene, Mechanicsburg, PA; Daughter, Jennifer Fowler and husband Bernie, Tuckerton, NJ; Daughter, Beth Pifer, Emporium. 19 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Helen Brubaker Pifer, Wife, Ethel Mae "Sue" White Pifer, Granddaughter, Rebecca Umbenhauer, One Brother and one Sister.

There will be No Visitation. The family will have a private family service.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Scio Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Dry Run Road In Ward

At 9:40 PM on Saturday, Scio Fire and EMS have been dispatched to a rollover accident in the Town of Ward on the Dry Brook Road. Caller reports no injuries.

Rollover Crash with Ejection On Horner Road In New Hudson

At 9:29 PM on Saturday, New Hudson & Cuba Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 9316 Horner Road for a rollover crash with ejection.

Willing Dispatched For Wildfire

At 9:30 PM on Saturday, Willing was dispatched to County Road 39 and Cornelius Road for a wildfire.

Daggett, Millerton Dispatched To Head On Crash

At 9:18 PM on Saturday, Daggett & Millerton Fire with Erway Ambulance have been dispatched to a head on 2 vehicle crash near 29 Criss Road in Mosherville.
Guthrie Helicopter requested. Multiple transport units requested. Chief 13 is on scene.

Port Allegany Dispatched To Possible Wildfire

At 8:51 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to a possible wildfire at the intersection of Upper & Lower Grimes Road & Rt. 6.

Recalled-Controlled burn.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Tinker Stevens Road

At 6:52 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Tinker Stevens Road for a fall victim with a possible hip fracture.

Bolivar, Richburg Dispatched For ATV Accident On Zimmer Road

At 5:39 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to an ATV accident in front of 3240 Zimmer Road in the Town of Wirt. Report female with a head injury.

Wildfire In Covington Township

At 4:31 PM on Saturday, Fire Units in Tioga County dispatched to a wildfire in Covington Township.

Brtadford Township Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On West Washington Street

At 4:07 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Rescue and City Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident in front of 445 West Washington Street. One female is reported with a head injury still in the vehicle. The other vehicle is a parked car.

Bradford Man Sentenced 9 1/2 to 19 Years For Cocaine Sale

Read more: http://www.bradfordera.com/news/cocaine-dealer-gets-years-in-state-prison/article_d2e55608-5079-11e6-83ef-db6776ee9bd1.html

Wayne B. CURRIER, 67, of Ellisburg, PA

Wayne B. CURRIER

Wayne B. CURRIER, 67, of Ellisburg, PA, died Friday, July 22, 2016 in his home. 

Arrangements will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Otto Township Dispatched To Motorcycle Accident On Oil Valley Road

At 3:35 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire & Ambulance with Medic 1 dispatched to a location in front of 94 Oil Valley Road for a motorcycle accident with one patient unresponsive but breathing.
Air medical has been dispatched to Otto Station. Eldred Township has been dispatched to assist with landing zone.

EMS, State Police Responding For Victim Of An Assault

At 2:49 PM on Saturday, Lafayette QRS and Smethport Ambulance have been dispatched to the 400 Block on Woodard Road for an female assault victim. State Police are en route.

Roulette Ambulance To Oak Lane

At 2:46 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Oak Lane for a woman ill.

The Galeton Rotary Club met for it's weekly meeting at the Ox Yoke Inn on July 14th

David Castano
David Castano. President of the Potter County Historical Society, spoke about the German prisoner of war camp at Lyman Run. The facility at Lyman Run was built as one of the CCC camps in Potter County during the great depression in the mid 1930's.

Robert Lyman approached the federal government in 1944 and asked for POW help in cutting wood to fuel his chemical factories. The products produced by the chemical factories aided the war effort. The authorities upgraded the camp to accommodate about 50 prisoners and army guards. The camp was used from April 1945 to September 1945. They not only cut wood, but did a lot of work helping pick potatoes.

Well known Potter Countian, Milton Braun from Germania, was a corporal in the US Army and was the interrupter between the Germans and Americans.

This certainly was an interesting event in the history of our county and especially well presented by David. It is good to know about these events for the present and future generations.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Sharon Township

At 2:30 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Sunnyside Road in Sharon Township for a woman ill.

Blossburg Dispatched To Motorcycle/Car Crash

At 2:26 PM on Saturday, Blossburg Fire & Ambulance with Wellsboro medic dispatched to motorcycle/car accident on Hannibal Street in Blossburg. 
Report one patient with head injuries. Life Flight 4 dispatched. Landing zone at Island Park.

Galeton Rotary Club News


The Galeton Rotary Club met for dinner and a social event for the change over of officers at the Sweden Valley Inn on June 30th.

Shown in the attached photo is outgoing president, John Ryan and the incoming president, B.J. Lowther.

The club is actively finalizing plans for the 64th Woodsmen's Show to be held at the Cherry Springs State Park on August 5th 6th and 7th. The show is one of the largest tourist events in Potter County. All profits go directly into community events and scholarships.

Betty L. Abbott, 86, of Port Allegany, PA

Betty L. Abbott

Betty L. Abbott, 86, of Port Allegany, PA died Friday (July 22, 2016) in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

She was born Oct. 14, 1929 in East Kane, PA, a daughter of Earl John and Iva Bradybaugh Young. She was raised by William and Marjorie Bradybaugh. On May 29, 1971, in Portville, NY, she married Clayton C. Abbott, who died August 10, 2011.

Mrs. Abbott attended Kane Central Schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Sartwell Creek Union Church on Sartwell Creek Road.

She is survived by: Several nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 6-8PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11AM, with the Rev. LaVerne Howard, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sartwell Creek Union Church, Sartwell Creek Rd, Port Allegany, PA 16743. Online Condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

Coudersport Ambulance To North Main Street

At 1:50 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to North Main Street to assist Coudersport PD with a patient.

IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS AUG. 5

Gabe Hakvaag (center) chats with Pikachu (right) about the upcoming Hamilton-Gibson Improv Workshop as Gumby (left) and Yoda listen in.

Hamilton-Gibson Productions is hosting a one-week workshop where participants will learn key elements of improvisational comedy. The workshop is free. Pre-register by Friday, Aug. 5.

Participants will meet nightly at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12 at the Warehouse Theatre on Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Each evening, the group will learn some improv techniques, play games, and create a mini-skit using that day’s lessons.

The attendees will graduate by performing an evening of improv skits on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Warehouse Theatre. The Pay-What-You-Can performance is open to the public.

Director Gabe Hakvaag is leading the workshop. He has a long history in sketch and improvisational comedy. He worked with comedy troupes such as the Unusual Suspects, Broadcast Free Radio, Renegade Duck and others. His collaboration with improve comedian Kurt Fitzpatrick created the one-man show “Rebel Without A Niche,” which premiered in New York City in June 2006 and has since been performed throughout North America.

“Improv is working on stage without a script,” Hakvaag said. “So there is no safety net, but also no boundaries on what can happen. It can be very scary to be on stage under these conditions. That’s why improve comes with a set of basic rules of engagement to make sure everyone on stage is working together and never leaving someone stranded without support,” he noted. “When everyone on stage is engaged and listening to each other, the results are surprising and often very funny.”

Workshop participants will learn techniques for creating a character and situation, responding and advancing, presenting ideas in a scene and reacting to other players.

Anyone who can commit to the five-day workshop schedule and performance date is welcome to attend.

To pre-register by Friday, Aug. 5, call the Hamilton Gibson office at 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

EMS Dispatched For Person Run Over By Vehicle At Fire Dept.

At 1:40 PM on Saturday, EMS has been called to Hilltop Fire Hall for a person run over by a vehicle.
Medic cancelled.

Yesterday's Rollover Crash On Rt. 219 In Lafayette Township

https://www.facebook.com/Lafayette-Twp-Vol-FireRescue-Department-238332672966060/?fref=nf

Proposed Natural Gas Power Plant Sees 700 Jobs For Construction, 25 Permanent Jobs For Renovo

Read more at: http://therecord-online.com/site/?p=24161

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started On 4 Utica Wells In Potter County

Red triangle is new wells, purple triangle is well that polluted area wells.

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sweden Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2016-07-23 00:00:00 at site REESE HOLLOW 117 4HU in Sweden Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sweden Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2016-07-23 00:00:00 at site REESE HOLLOW 117 3HU in Sweden Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sweden Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2016-07-23 00:00:00 at site REESE HOLLOW 117 2HU in Sweden Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sweden Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2016-07-23 00:00:00 at site REESE HOLLOW 117 1HU in Sweden Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Over 110 Units Signed Up For Ridgway Fire Dept. Parade This Afternoon

Well..today the 83rd Annual Ridgway Fire Department Celebration comes to a close. The parade gets underway at 4:00 and Frank says there are over 110 units signed up. Awesome.
Cash drawings on the hour beginning at 7:00 and then some lucky person will win $10,000 at midnight.
Food booths open immediately after the parade.....
Ya'll come.

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Port Allegany For Fall Victim

At 10:37 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched mutual aid for Port Allegany to the Engine Show on Rt. 155 South for a fall victim with a head injury. Port Allegany Ambulance is already on another call.

Chico's Cafe Is Open In Smethport

https://www.facebook.com/discoversmethport/

Smethport Area Chamber of Commerce to Begin Reorganization Process

July 22, 2016

Smethport Web — by Les Jordan Jr.

The Smethport Area Chamber of Commerce invites all chamber members and other interested citizens to attend a special meeting on Thursday, July 28 at 6 pm at Chico’s Restaurant to begin a process of reorganization.

Themes of the re-organization include developing a new focus for the direction the chamber wants to pursue such as:

Help to market the local businesses and community.
Continuing to maintain the focus of taking pride in the Smethport community and promoting the goodwill and closeness of this small town.
Return to our slogan of: Developing Pride in our Community.

Questions we will present to the members include:

How would you like to see us promote local businesses and community attributes?
What events would you like to see that will continue to build the camaraderie of this community?

What would a 2017 Smethport Chamber Festival look like? This was a staple of the old chamber, if it returned what would be a part of it in 2017?

The new chamber board hopes to structure how the board will function and maintain a leadership role, and in a manner that promotes positive openness and connection. The board wants members to know that it is providing direction for the chamber, its ideas, focus, and purpose.

President, Megan Simms
Vice President, Les Jordan Jr.
Secretary, Heidi Scrivo Passmore
Treasurer, Lauren Bly
Director, Phil Smith

Visit the Chamber’s website or its renovated Facebook page.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Found Puppy On West Hebron Road

Can you post thus on your site? This little girl showed up last night at Kent Kenyon's farm. It's on west Hebron rd. She is very friendly and acts scared. We hope someone didn't just drop her off last night. She has no collar or tags

Coudersport Rotary Club Presents Bingo Saturday At Coudersport American Legion Post 192

RN's, LPN's & CNA's Needed In Bradford, Eldred, Emporium, St. Marys, Port Allegany, Warren & Wellsboro

www.psahealthcare.com

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support In Coudersport Area

Bradford Manor Seeking Licensed Practical Nurse

Cy Denmark Inventory Reduction Auction Saturday, July 23 in Port Allegany

http://www.auctionzip.com/PA-Auctioneers/47592.html

Sagewood Seeking Mental Health Therapist In Coudersport Area

6th Annual Music On The Lawn At Ulysses Library Sunday Night At 6 PM


Helen M. Erskine, 95, of 2235 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA

Helen M. Erskine

Helen M. Erskine, 95, of 2235 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Friday morning (July 22, 2016).

There will be no visitation per Helen's request. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Coudersport Dispatched To Rollover Crash With Entrapment

At 9:45 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Rescue & Ambulance with Medic 6 dispatched to Rt. 49 near the Prosser Hollow Road for a one vehicle rollover crash with entrapment.

On scene reports one patient confined. Vehicle on its roof in the ditch. 

9:59 PM--Patient Extricated.  Recall helicopter.
 

4 Year Old Child Left In Hot Vehicle Dies In Williamsport Today

http://www.northcentralpa.com/local-news/four-year-old-child-left-vehicle-dies

Missing Jasper, NY Teen, Nieko Lisi's Truck Found In Franklin, Tennessee

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Authorities from New York State have arrived in Franklin to pursue leads in a missing person’s case involving a teenager who hasn’t been seen since 2011.

Officials with Franklin Police said 18-year-old Nieko Lisi, of Jasper, New York, arrived in Franklin on October 1, 2011.

He’d dropped off a friend in Romulus, Michigan before arriving on Flintlock Drive in Franklin.

Police said his phone stopped communicating with a Franklin cell tower at 4:08 p.m. on October 1.

More......

Coudersport's Newer Fire Truck Is On the Way To The Barn



All members,, Truck 9 will be arriving shortly, it's already West of G Town. ..

Coudersport Vol Fire Dept. Voted Mike Roberts Fire Fighter of the month

Would like to congratulate Mike Roberts, voted Fire Fighter of the month ( June ) at this week's mtg. 

Mike is a life/active member of the Dept. and is currently serving as Fire Police Lt.

Austin Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash On Wharton Road

At 7:32 PM on Friday, Austin Fire & Ambulance with Medic 6 dispatched to the area of 2525 Wharton Road. Report one vehicle, one person injured.

SECTION OF CAMPUS DRIVE TO CLOSE DURING LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

BRADFORD, Pa. – Campus Drive, from Nelson Avenue to Onofrio Street, will be closed for parts of next week during the Pennsylvania Little League baseball state championship at the Kessel Athletic Complex.

That section of Campus Drive will be closed:

Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. to dusk

Wednesday, July 27, 7 a.m. to dusk

Thursday, July 28, 1:30 p.m. to dusk

Friday, July 29, 5:30 p.m. to dusk

Saturday, July 30, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 31, 2:30 p.m. to dusk

Fans going to the games may park at the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center parking lot and take the ATA trolley to the athletic complex.

HUNTERS WORKING TO IMPROVE DEER HUNTING

Deer Management Working Group to begin meeting in August.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is bringing several hunting groups together to expand the agency’s goal to improve deer hunting in Pennsylvania.

The groups will work collaboratively as the “Deer Management Working Group” to discuss ideas and develop workable solutions to benefit Pennsylvania’s hunters.

“If you look at our more than 940,000 license buyers, nearly all of them are deer hunters, and many of them hunt only deer,” says Game Commissioner Tim Layton, of Windber, who is part of the working group. “Deer hunting is an important part of the lives of so many Pennsylvanians, and it’s important their voices be heard.”

The Deer Management Working Group brings together a collection of Pennsylvanians who value the quality of the state’s deer hunting, and gives them a voice in helping to shape the future of deer management and oversee the implementation of management practices.

“Pennsylvania is a deer-hunting state,” says Deer Management Working Group member Kip Adams, a biologist with the Quality Deer Management Association.

Citing QDMA’s Whitetail Report 2016, Adams points to the facts in explaining why Pennsylvania is one of the best states in which to pursue deer.

“Pennsylvania is No. 5 in the nation for the number of bucks harvested per square mile, No. 5 in the number of does harvested per square mile, and No. 4 in productivity,” says Adams. “The stats are clear, Pennsylvania is one of the best states to hunt deer.”

The task of the Deer Management Working group is to identify how to make deer hunting even better.

Members of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, the Quality Deer Management Association, the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, the United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania and the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania have joined the working group and will work alongside of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners’ deer subcommittee and Game Commission staff in so doing.

The working group is slated to meet for the first time in August.

Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said the working group not only provides an opportunity for the agency to gather input on deer hunting from across a broad cross-section, it allows that dialogue to continue as the deer-management plan is implemented.

Plans also are underway for developing the next deer-management plan, slated to become effective in 2018.

“Public input has always been an important part of the Game Commission’s process for managing wildlife,” Hough said. “When the agency updated its deer-management plan about 15 years ago, advisory committees much like this one were formed to make sure no opinion was overlooked. When that plan was updated, more recently, the goals were presented at seven separate open houses where the public was able to show its strong support for the goals.

“Our commitment is to continue and expand that collaboration, developing it to make it the best it can be,” Hough said. “And since there are no plans to ever disband the new Deer Management Working Group, and its members will continue to meet quarterly to discuss deer management, the working group will provide an opportunity for continual and lasting input that can only improve deer hunting in Pennsylvania.”

The working group will meet monthly during its first four months, with members being informed about the Game Commission’s existing process for managing the deer herd in balance with available habitat, and advised of other pressing issues including the emergence of chronic wasting disease and managing deer in more-urban areas.

“We will also open discussions on how the agency can provide more technical information to private landowners to help them better manage their land to improve deer hunting,” said Hough.

Educating private landowners to help them enhance deer hunting on their land is a relatively new direction for the agency, but it makes sense, Hough said, since most of the state is privately owned.

The working group will visit areas to view forest habitat and better understand deer-management challenges.

Ultimately, the group will formalize its goals and vision, then continue to meet quarterly thereafter.

The working group’s initially identified goals are to: provide continual feedback on the effectiveness of the deer-management plan; inform working group members about the past and present methods used to manage the state’s deer herd; develop strategies to improve deer hunting in Pennsylvania; identify questions that need to be addressed; identify other methods the Game Commission can implement to help landowners improve deer hunting on their land; and to develop a formal process for delivering information from each committee member to their constituents throughout.

Minutes of each meeting will be posted on the agency’s website so other deer-hunting enthusiasts will have the opportunity to learn more about the subject matter discussed at the meeting, and allow all hunters the opportunity to voice their opinion back to the agency by writing or sending an e-mail.

“The Deer Management Working Group is not a policy-making committee,” said Brian Hoover, president of the Board of Game Commissioners. “However, we hope the work this group takes on and the recommendations it provides will help the agency in developing new programs and policies to further improve deer hunting in this great state.”

Bradford Dispatched To Possible Transformer Fire

At 7:19 PM on Friday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of Seaward Avenue and Bolivar Drive for a possible transformer fire.

Betty L. Abbott, 86, of Port Allegany, PA

Betty L. Abbott

Betty L. Abbott, 86, of Port Allegany, PA, died Friday, July 22, 2016, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 25, from 6-8 P.M. at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 26, at 11 A.M.

A full obituary will be announced by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

Galeton PD Thanks Those Who Helped With Massive Search For Shirley Frederick, She Was Not Found

Roulette Ambulance To Railroad Avenue

At 6:17 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Railroad Avenue for a link to life medical activation.

Lafayette, Bradford Dispatched To Tractor-Trailer Rollover Crash On Rt. 219

At 5:47 PM on Friday, Lafayette Fire Rescue  & Bradford EMS have been dispatched to a tractor trailer rollover crash on Rt. 219 & Rt. 59 near PJ's Corner Store.

Kane Dispatched To 3 Vehicle Crash

At 5:10 PM on Friday, Kane Fire Rescue & EMS have been dispatched to 7697 Rt. 6 in front of the Old Lobo Inn for a 3 car motor vehicle crash.
5:46 PM--Mt. Jewett Ambulance dispatched to this crash. Report one patient with a head injury.

HUNTERS WORKING TO IMPROVE DEER HUNTING

Deer Management Working Group to begin meeting in August.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is bringing several hunting groups together to expand the agency’s goal to improve deer hunting in Pennsylvania.

The groups will work collaboratively as the “Deer Management Working Group” to discuss ideas and develop workable solutions to benefit Pennsylvania’s hunters.

“If you look at our more than 940,000 license buyers, nearly all of them are deer hunters, and many of them hunt only deer,” says Game Commissioner Tim Layton, of Windber, who is part of the working group. “Deer hunting is an important part of the lives of so many Pennsylvanians, and it’s important their voices be heard.”

The Deer Management Working Group brings together a collection of Pennsylvanians who value the quality of the state’s deer hunting, and gives them a voice in helping to shape the future of deer management and oversee the implementation of management practices.

“Pennsylvania is a deer-hunting state,” says Deer Management Working Group member Kip Adams, a biologist with the Quality Deer Management Association.

Citing QDMA’s Whitetail Report 2016, Adams points to the facts in explaining why Pennsylvania is one of the best states in which to pursue deer.

“Pennsylvania is No. 5 in the nation for the number of bucks harvested per square mile, No. 5 in the number of does harvested per square mile, and No. 4 in productivity,” says Adams. “The stats are clear, Pennsylvania is one of the best states to hunt deer.”

The task of the Deer Management Working group is to identify how to make deer hunting even better.

Members of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, the Quality Deer Management Association, the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, the United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania and the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania have joined the working group and will work alongside of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners’ deer subcommittee and Game Commission staff in so doing.

The working group is slated to meet for the first time in August.

Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said the working group not only provides an opportunity for the agency to gather input on deer hunting from across a broad cross-section, it allows that dialogue to continue as the deer-management plan is implemented.

Plans also are underway for developing the next deer-management plan, slated to become effective in 2018.

“Public input has always been an important part of the Game Commission’s process for managing wildlife,” Hough said. “When the agency updated its deer-management plan about 15 years ago, advisory committees much like this one were formed to make sure no opinion was overlooked. When that plan was updated, more recently, the goals were presented at seven separate open houses where the public was able to show its strong support for the goals.

“Our commitment is to continue and expand that collaboration, developing it to make it the best it can be,” Hough said. “And since there are no plans to ever disband the new Deer Management Working Group, and its members will continue to meet quarterly to discuss deer management, the working group will provide an opportunity for continual and lasting input that can only improve deer hunting in Pennsylvania.”

The working group will meet monthly during its first four months, with members being informed about the Game Commission’s existing process for managing the deer herd in balance with available habitat, and advised of other pressing issues including the emergence of chronic wasting disease and managing deer in more-urban areas.

“We will also open discussions on how the agency can provide more technical information to private landowners to help them better manage their land to improve deer hunting,” said Hough.

Educating private landowners to help them enhance deer hunting on their land is a relatively new direction for the agency, but it makes sense, Hough said, since most of the state is privately owned.

The working group will visit areas to view forest habitat and better understand deer-management challenges.

Ultimately, the group will formalize its goals and vision, then continue to meet quarterly thereafter.

The working group’s initially identified goals are to: provide continual feedback on the effectiveness of the deer-management plan; inform working group members about the past and present methods used to manage the state’s deer herd; develop strategies to improve deer hunting in Pennsylvania; identify questions that need to be addressed; identify other methods the Game Commission can implement to help landowners improve deer hunting on their land; and to develop a formal process for delivering information from each committee member to their constituents throughout.

Minutes of each meeting will be posted on the agency’s website so other deer-hunting enthusiasts will have the opportunity to learn more about the subject matter discussed at the meeting, and allow all hunters the opportunity to voice their opinion back to the agency by writing or sending an e-mail.

“The Deer Management Working Group is not a policy-making committee,” said Brian Hoover, president of the Board of Game Commissioners. “However, we hope the work this group takes on and the recommendations it provides will help the agency in developing new programs and policies to further improve deer hunting in this great state.”

C&N ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2016 UNAUDITED FINANCIAL RESULTS

 Wellsboro, PA – Citizens & Northern Corporation (C&N) announced its unaudited, consolidated financial results for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2016.
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 Click here for complete report https://www.cnbbank.bank/who-we-are/news/2nd-quarter-earnings-2016/

Music on the Lawn at Ulysses Library continues on Sunday, July 24th

The 6th season of Music on the Lawn at Ulysses Library continues on Sunday, July 24th at 6:00 PM with Youth Night, featuring performances by area youth. 

Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. In the event of rain, the performance will be held across the street in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. 

A collection will be taken during intermission to benefit the Northern Potter Scholarship Fund. 

Funding for Music on the Lawn at Ulysses Library is provided by the Barbara Joy Olney Community Harmony Fund, an endowment fund with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers.

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Senior Citizens - I am partnering with Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) to host a Disability and Aging Resource Expo on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall, 99 Clarion Road, Johnsonburg.

This is our third annual expo, and we have even more local and statewide service providers participating than last year. The expo is a great opportunity for senior citizens and their families, as well as members of our community living with disabilities, to check out all that is available to them. It’s also a chance for LIFT to display the various services they perform in Elk County and the surrounding six-county region.

LIFT was established in 1987 by people with disabilities and serves as a Center for Independent Living (CIL). In addition to providing independent living skills training, they can assist with advocacy issues and offer peer mentoring services, information and referrals.

Various types of health screenings will also be performed during the expo. Admission is free and lunch will be served.
  
       
 
Yes, it is summer….
but PennDOT is thinking ahead and hiring winter maintenance positions, including CDL equipment operators and diesel mechanics.

If you are interested in submitting an application, please visit www.employment.pa.gov, click on “Job Classifications” and then go to “PennDOT Winter Program.”
   
  
 
On the Road Again - The Route 53/Morrisdale Allport Highway bridge over Emigh Run in Morris Township is now open to traffic. The bridge construction, which began a few weeks ago, has resulted in a longer and wider crossing that its predecessor.

You will encounter a shoulder closure for a short time while the remainder of the construction activities are completed.
  
  
 
Also….
PennDOT has re-opened the Rolling Stone Road bridge over Browns Run in Kylertown. A detour had been in place for the last two weeks.
 
While traffic is allowed to pass over the bridge, some construction work will continue through next week so flaggers will be needed to alternate traffic as necessary
    
 
 
 
I recently had the honor of meeting retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Todd Parisi and Marine Sgt. Liz Dollinger of St. Marys. Dollinger is a pioneer and leader as one of the first-ever female mortarmen in the Marine Corps.

She recently received a commendation for her participation in a recent groundbreaking integrated task force that explored additional roles that females in the military can fulfill. Thank you for your leadership Sgt. Dollinger.

Road Work Update for McKean County, Week of July 25 And Cameron/Potter County Maintenance work schedule for the week of July 25

Bradford, PA – A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) road improvement project for McKean and Potter counties that began in May will focus efforts next week in McKean County. The project will bring improvements across more than 16 miles of road surfaces in the two counties and provide smoother, safer travel for regional motorists. Both counties will see additional improvements in the form of more than 45 miles of roadway sealcoating.
PennDOT expects the week of July 25 to feature work at the following locations:

• Paving, paint line removal, and re-painting on Route 219 from Lantz Corners to Ritterville-Guffey Road, July 25 through July 27

• Milling on Route 66 from the Elk County line to Kane on July 25

• Paving on Route 219 from Shepard Run to Owens Way July 26 through July 27

• Paving on Route 59 in Smethport on July 28

• Paving, paint line removal, and re-painting on Route 6 from Hazelhurst to Smethport July 28 through July 29.

Work zones feature a daylight alternating traffic pattern, controlled by flaggers in the roadway. Short travel delays should be expected. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $5 million job, which is expected to finish by the end of September.

PennDOT will issue updates on work locations for this project as progress allows. Drivers are reminded to use caution in all work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of July 25 to July 29, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night


Potter County 0260
Ditching:
● State Route: 1010 (Mills to Genesee)

Bridge Repair:
● State Route: 0872 (Jenkins Hill)

Base Repair:
● State Route: 4016 (Kinney Road)

Spray Patching:
● State Route: 0044 (Coneville to Millport)

Pipe Replacement:
● State Route: 4021 (Honeoye) Tuesday & Wednesday
● State Route: 4027 (McGinnis Road) Thursday & Friday
● State Route: 4013 (North Hollow Road) Monday - Friday

Patch Pipe Crossings:
● State Route: 3001 (East Fork Road) Monday & Tuesday
● State Route: 3003 (Prouty area) Monday & Tuesday

Edge Patching:
● State Route: 1011 (Ulysses to Hickox)
● State Route: 1013 (West Bingham to North Bingham)

Side Dozing:
● State Route: 3003 (Prouty area)
● State Route: 3002 (Cowley Hill Road)

Mowing:
● Various SR’s throughout the county

Pavement Markers:
● Install pavement markers on various SR’s throughout the county

Cameron County 0240
Shoulder Cutting:
● State Routes: 0120, 3001 & 4001

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Glenn O Hawbaker: SR 0044 between the village of Oleona and Lycoming County line will be closed Tuesday, July 5. A detour using Routes 220, 120 and 144 will be in place.

● Walsh Granite: W. Main Street (SR 0049) bridge over Marsh Creek near the village of Mills is scheduled to begin week of June 20th. Temporary traffic disruptions with traffic signals will be in place. (June-October)

● I A Construction: installation of new inlets and drain pipes on SR 155 from Keating Summit area towards the Cameron County line. Temporary traffic signals will be in place with short delays possible.

Maureen C. SWETLAND, 82, of Mills, PA

Maureen C. SWETLAND

Maureen C. SWETLAND, 82, of Mills, PA, died Thursday, July 21, 2016in Hospice of Wichita Falls, Wichita, TX. 

Arrangements will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Work Continues Next Week on I-80 in Montour County

Montoursville – A multi-year, $30 million project continues next week on Interstate 80 in Montour County with work in both westbound and eastbound lanes.
From 7 p.m. Sunday, July 24, to 9 a.m. Friday, July 29, the westbound right (driving) lane will be closed between mile 217 and mile 219 so the contractor can replace sections of concrete pavement.

From Sunday night, July 24, through Thursday night, July 28, the westbound right (driving) lane will be closed between mile 224 and mile 228 from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. each night so the contractor can reconstruct the right shoulder.

From 7 a.m. Monday, July 25, to noon on Tuesday, July 26, the eastbound right (driving) lane will be closed between mile 222 and mile 223 so the contractor can remove and replace sections of the concrete shoulders.

Motorists should expect delays, be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

Sunday could be final Taste of Olean

http://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/sunday-could-be-final-taste-of-olean/article_c0b21590-4fc3-11e6-a96f-7b9d9b032bda.html

Coudersport Water Still Plentiful, But Conserve Where Possible

At this time Coudersport Borough's water supply is still plentiful but as a precaution residents are asked to conserve when possible.


Beverly Morris
Borough Manager
201 South Main Street
Coudersport, PA 16915
814-274-9776
coudyboro@gmail.com

Kane Dispatched To Motor Vehicle Crash

At 3:30 PM on Friday, Kane Fire & Ambulance have been called to the area of UPS for a car off the roadway. 2nd call reports no injuries. Ambulance recalled by police on scene.

Coudersport Ambulance To Empereon

At 3:10 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Empereon for a medical emergency.

80th Potter County Fair Starts July 31st, Continues Through August 6, 2016 At Millport, PA



Whitesville Dispatched To Motorcycle Accident On Rt. 248 A

At 1:30 PM on Friday, Whitesville Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Rt. 248 A & Harris Road for a motorcycle accident.

7-22-2016 Recalls

07/22/2016 11:06 AM EDT
Starway Incorporated, located at 137 Grattan Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11237, is recalling Peony Mark Brand Biscuits because the product contains undeclared milk and unallowed color Ponceau 4R (E124). People who have severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
07/22/2016 01:11 PM EDT
Talon Compounding Pharmacy ("TCP") of San Antonio, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all lots of lyophilized HCG and sermorelin aseptically compounded and packaged by TCP and that remain within expiry due to the Food and Drug Administration's ("FDA") concern over a lack of sterility assurance
House of Smoke Recalls Products Due To Nitrite Levels in Excess of Regulatory Limit 
House of Smoke, Inc., a Ft. Lupton, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 4,692 pounds of Wild Boar Brotwurst products due to nitrite levels in excess of the regulatory limit.

COMMUNITY BLOOD BANK HOLDING BLOOD DRIVE, HAS URGENT NEED

AUSTIN, PA - The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York is urging community members to donate blood at their upcoming community blood drive.
Due to lower than average donor turnout at recent blood drives and continued increased usage by some partner hospitals, the Community Blood Bank is reporting an urgent need for all blood types.

The blood bank will be at the Austin Fire Hall from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. This blood drive is open to the community. No appointment is needed to save a life; walk-ins are always welcome.

Individuals are eligible to give blood if it has been 56 days since their last donation; are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent); weigh at least 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo or body piercing in the past 12 months; are in good general health and do not have a cold or the flu. You must have a valid photo ID in order to register. Prior to donating, those giving blood should eat a good, solid meal and drink at least 18 oz. of water.

For additional information, parental consent forms or to find other upcoming blood drives, please visit www.fourhearts.org or call (877) 842-0631.

Community Blood Bank partners with hospitals in Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York to provide blood for patients in need. If you are at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. To learn more or to find a blood drive near you, visit www.fourhearts.org or call 877-842-0631.

August 2016 events at the S. W. Smith Memorial Public Library:

· Bridge Club every Thursday from 1-3pm

· August 8: Quick Center Art Mobile 1-2pm: “Green Revolution: Recyclable Art Projects, Windchimes, Planters, & More!” For ages 5-12. Art Mobile requires pre-registration and they limit to 25 students. Register now until August 6th at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library.

· August 11: LIFT’s Within Your Reach Assistive Technology Coordinators will be demonstrating and helping individuals find the appropriate funding sources for assistive technology.

· August 15: Quick Center Art Mobile 1-2pm: “Green Revolution: Recyclable Art Projects, Windchimes, Planters, & More!” For ages 5-12. Art Mobile requires pre-registration and they limit to 25 students. Register now until August 13th at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library.

· August 30: “Home Herbal Spa Experience” by Helene Nawrocki of Bear Mountain Herbs 6:30pm: Come learn simple ways you can pamper yourself at home using common herbs and ingredients.

Farm Market Check Press Release

Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging is still distributing Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks for Potter County senior citizens. These checks are through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Each senior citizen receives one set of (4) $5 checks per year.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides eligible senior citizens with checks to use at approved farmers markets to purchase qualifying fresh fruits and vegetables through November 30, 2016. The checks will be issued through September 30, 2016, at Potter County Senior Centers and the Potter County Human Services AAA.

Select fruits and vegetables approved for purchase must be grown or growable in Pennsylvania. Some of the produce that qualifies under the program includes beans, berries, corn, cucumbers, peppers, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, apples, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, grapes, onions, potatoes, pumpkins and zucchini. No citrus fruits or tropical fruits are eligible under the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Processed foods, such as jam, honey, cider and baked goods are also ineligible to be purchased through this program.

Potter County senior citizens, age sixty or older, whose income is $21,978 or less for a single person or $29,637 or less for a couple, or $37,296 or less for 3 people or $44,955 or less for four people are eligible for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Income is based on the total income for 2015. These guidelines are subject to change. The federal guidelines that are in place the day of distribution will be those that are used. Proof of income is not required. However, the senior citizen must sign a register verifying that their income meets the income guidelines. You must show proof of age and address. Driver’s license will work for proof of both. They will be issued four (4), $5.00 checks.

IN ORDER FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO PICK UP CHECKS FOR ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL, YOU MUST PICK UP A PROXY FORM THAT IS TO BE COMPLETED BY BOTH INDIVIDUALS AND THEN RETURNED TO THE DISTRIBUTION SPOT. THIS IS ALSO THE PROCEDURE FOR HUSBAND/WIFE AND WIFE/HUSBAND. ALL DISTRIBUTION SITES HAVE THESE FORMS AVAILABLE NOW.

Seniors who reside in nursing homes, personal care homes or other residential facilities where meals are provided are not eligible for this program.

Vendors that are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for this program display a sign indicating that the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks are accepted. A list of local farmers markets can be obtained at check distribution sites.

According to the Potter County Area Agency on Aging, this is a very beneficial program that will benefit eligible seniors in Potter County by providing fresh, nutritious home grown produce. This program also benefits the farmers who raise these items. It is hoped that seniors will take full advantage of this program. If you know anyone who is eligible, please have them contact us at the numbers below.

Senior citizens will be able to sign up for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks at the following locations:

Ulysses Senior Center Mon. – Wed.
Ulysses Community Bldg. 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.
522 Main Street
Ulysses, PA 16948
848-9880

Oswayo Valley Senior Center Mon. – Wed.
106 S. Oswayo Street 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
697-7178

Galeton Senior Center Wed. – Fri.
St. Bibiana Parish Hall 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.
111 Germania Street
Galeton, PA 16922
435-2864

Coudersport Senior Center Wed. – Fri.
Coudersport Volunteer Fire Dept. Training Ctr. 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.
165 Rt. 6 West
Coudersport, PA 16915
274-7887

Potter County Human Services AAA
62 North Street
Roulette, PA 16746
814-544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560
Ask for Barb Kiel – Appt. Only

For more information, please contact Barb Kiel, Potter County Area Agency on Aging at 544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.

PITT-BRADFORD STUDENT RESEARCHER TESTS THEORY THAT PLANT STEROLS CAN BLOCK CANCER

Andrew McRandal, a biology major from Pittsburgh, experiments with various plant compounds to see if they can reduce or block cancer in fruit flies.

BRADFORD, Pa. -- What if certain foods could block cancer? Andrew McRandal spent his summer trying to answer that question, using tiny fruit flies as guinea pigs
The sophomore University of Pittsburgh at Bradford pre-medicine student from Pittsburgh learned that this was a complex process. It involved the precise timing of fly fertility, administration of carbon dioxide and deftly tapping on a beaker of fruit flies, a trick that should make them all fall to the bottom for easy separation.

McRandal is conducting research overseen by Dr. Lauren Yaich, associate professor of biology. Yaich has long worked with fruit flies because they are inexpensive and produce a new generation every 10 days.

Her newest research involves a promising hypothesis that compounds found in plants may be able to reduce cancer risk. Food derivatives such as wheat germ and rice bran oil are full of phytosterols currently used to lower cholesterol in humans, she explained.

“Because a lot of people think phytosterols could also lower cancer risk, we thought it would be interesting to look at,” she said.

She returned to her knowledge of fruit flies to design an experiment that could be performed by a student researcher. The first step was to breed flies that would develop cancer without intervention.

To carry out the breeding experiments, two fly lines were obtained from Dr. Ross Cagan at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. One line carried a tumor-causing gene. The other line produces a protein that could activate the tumor-causing gene. By themselves, each fly line looked perfectly normal. But when mated together, their offspring would grow tumors on their eyes.

To make things even trickier, the experiment required that the female flies be virgins. Here, the sped-up life cycle of the flies becomes an advantage. A beaker full of male and female flies was allowed to reproduce, then the females laid their eggs in a food medium (to simulate fruit) in the bottom of the container. Once females laid their eggs, McRandal tapped the beaker, the adult flies fell to the bottom, and he collected and removed them.

The lifecycle of a fruit fly is similar to that of a butterfly. Once the eggs hatched, the larvae ate the food medium until they were ready to climb the sides of the beaker and undergo metamorphosis inside a pupa, changing into an adult fly. When the virgin flies emerged from their pupae, McRandal had eight hours from the time the flies hatched until they reached sexual maturity. As the new adult flies emerged, he collected them, saving the virgin females and tossing the males.

Once virgin females from one line were obtained, they were then mated with males from the other line in vials containing either regular food as a control or food that was rich in phytosterols. From this cross, McRandal would then examine the tumors in the offspring under a microscope.

McRandal gave each fly a score based on whether it had developed a tumor and what size it was, scoring about 200 fruit flies in an hour.

“It can be therapeutic,” McRandal said about the meditation-like mindset needed to score hundreds of fruit flies.

“I love the research,” he said, adding that he has been helping with lab work in the chemistry department as well as a student worker.

McRandal said that while he learns a lot from reading, the research helps him make better sense of what he is reading.

Currently, he is reading a lot. Having just collected results, he will synthesize his results with background information from other scientists into a paper that he hopes to present at several undergraduate research conferences this year. He has not yet formed definite conclusions for the research.

“What is the most rewarding part of research is when you collect the results,” McRandal said.

Yaich agreed. “Sometimes, you’re the only person in the world who knows what you’ve found out – until you share it.”

Causer’s Office at Potter County Fair

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COUDERSPORT – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will offer information about a variety of state programs and services during this year’s Potter County Fair.

“As state representative, one of my primary goals is making state government more accessible to people,” Causer said. “A lot of people come out to the fair every year, and I hope they will stop by with their questions, comments, or just to say ‘hello.’”

Causer will have a table set up at the fair from Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 5. The table will include state maps, as well as brochures and booklets on state programs and services.

The table will be staffed during the late afternoon and evening.

People are also welcome to contact Causer’s full-time offices in Bradford (78 Main St., 1st floor; telephone 814-362-4400); Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1; telephone 814-274-9769); and Kane (55 Fraley St.; telephone 814-837-0880); or by going online at RepCauser.com or Facebook.com/RepCauser.

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You’re Invited to the Bradford Senior Citizens Expo! 
 
 
Senior citizens and their family members and caregivers are once again invited to the annual Senior Citizens Expo in Bradford on Friday, Aug. 12. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Sports and Fitness Gymnasium.

The event offers access to a wealth of valuable information about issues such as health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services and more, all in one convenient location.

Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded. Lunch will be provided for all attendees and exhibitors.

I hope to see you there, but if you cannot attend the expo in Bradford, mark your calendar and plan to join us in Kane or Roulette:

  • Kane: Friday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kane Community Center, 46 Fraley St., Kane.
  • Roulette: Friday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Roulette Fire Hall, 12 Riverside Dr., Roulette.
For additional information, call 1-866-437-8181 or visit my website.
      
 
Come See Us at the Potter County Fair
 
 
The Potter County Fair is just around the corner! My office will have a table set up at the fair from Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 5. The table will include state maps, as well as brochures and booklets on state programs and services. The table will be staffed during the late afternoon and evening. Please be sure to stop by!
  
 
PennDOT Offers Winter Maintenance Jobs
 
 
Individuals seeking seasonal employment are encouraged to apply for a variety of winter maintenance positions now open through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The program runs Sept. 1 through March 31 and includes positions for transportation equipment operators, diesel mechanics, radio dispatchers, clerk typists, welders and tradesman helpers. Individuals in these positions supplement the permanent workforce and have the potential to lead to permanent full-time employment.

Additional details about the positions, along with the job application, are available at www.employment.pa.gov. Click on “Job Classifications” and then go to “PennDOT Winter Program.” The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 12.
   
 
Update: ATV, Clean and Green Bills Now Law 
 
 
Legislation highlighted in last week’s email about ATV trail development and the state’s Clean and Green program were both signed into law this week.

Act 89 of 2016 aims to ensure the Clean and Green program works as it was intended by prohibiting counties from taxing properties in the program at a rate greater than fair market value. This has been especially problematic in counties with high-quality timber because it was driving up the use values of the land, leading to higher, rather than lower, tax bills for Clean and Green property owners. This law takes effect immediately.

Act 97 of 2016 aims to boost trail development and ensure fairness in the collection and distribution of ATV and snowmobile funds in the Commonwealth by directing the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to maintain separate ATV management and snowmobile management accounts and prohibiting the agency from using money from one fund on activities related to the other fund, except for joint-use trails. This law will take effect in 60 days.