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St. Bibianas Fish Fry

Famous Fish Fry at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church Parish Center, Galeton, Pa...Every Friday from 4PM-6PM thru March 23rd....$10.00 Dinner price includes: Fried Haddock, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Coffee & Lemonade. Takeouts Available-Call 435-2864.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

PSA To Hold Open Interviews For RN's, LPN's & CNA's On Feb. 27, March 1 & 2

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Vintage Studebaker Dealership Contents & Real Estate Auction Feb. 24th In Cambridge Springs, PA

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Fill A Bag Of Featured Fruits & Vegetables For Only $15. February 23 & 24th At Port Allegany Shop 'n Save

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School Bus Driver Training Course To Be Offered By STA In Emporium In March & April

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Coudersport Area Municipal Authority has moved meetings to Borough Maintenance Facility

Coudersport Borough
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The Coudersport Area Municipal Authority has moved their meeting location from the Toles Hollow location to the Borough Maintenance Facility on Damascus St. until further notice. Their regular meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm. Public is welcome to attend.

Sinnemahoning, Jay Township Dispatched For Crash On McIssac Lane

At 10:52 PM on Friday, Sinnemahoning Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 370 McIssac Lane in Gibson Township for a one vehicle crash. Unknown injuries. 
10:54--Jay Township Engine & Rescue dispatched mutual aid to assist.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

Event: Flood Watch
Alert:

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...
The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of central Pennsylvania, including the following
areas, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Clearfield, Elk,
Fulton, Huntingdon, McKean, Northern Centre, Northern Clinton,
Potter, Somerset, Southern Centre, Southern Clinton, and
Warren.

* Through Sunday evening

* Recent rain and snowmelt have left stream levels high and soils
very wet. Two periods of rain, occurring today and Saturday
night into Sunday, will increase the threat of flooding across
the region. Additional rainfall of two to three inches is
possible.

* Monitor forecasts closely and be alert for possible flood
warnings. Those living in flood prone areas should be prepared
to take action should flooding develop.

Instructions: Review flood safety and preparedness information at weather.gov/flood.

William E. “Bill” Canaan, 63, Eldred, PA

William E. “Bill” Canaan

William E. “Bill” Canaan, 63, Eldred, PA, passed away on Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2018) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Born on March 31, 1954, in Bradford, he was a son of Everal and Winifred Fitzsimmons Canaan.

Bill was a 1972 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and had lived in the Eldred and Duke Center area his entire life. He had been employed by the Dresser Clark Manufacturing Company in Olean for 17 years and later the Pittsburgh Corning Co. in Port Allegany for six years and then at the Ethan Allen Furniture Co. in Eldred for eight years. In 2015 he retired from the T. D. Canaan Co. in Eldred as a truck driver.

Bill was a member of the Eldred American Legion Post 887 and the Eldred Private Myron Burns VFW Post 2092. He was an avid reader and loved cooking and was known by his family and friends as an excellent cook. Bill also enjoyed socializing with his friends, who enjoyed his easy-going personality. And after his retirement he was a loyal full-time caregiver for his 92 year old mother until he passed away.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Eldred are a son, Robert Canaan of Duke Center; a daughter, Jennifer (Brian Welka) Canaan of Little Valley, N.Y.; a grandson, Frankie Welka; three brothers, Raymond (Gloria) Canaan of Winder, Ga., Tom (Deb) Canaan of Eldred and Sid (Kay) Canaan of Bradford; and two sisters, Linda (John) Allen of Eldred and Pat (John “Ozzie”) Schwab of Duke Center.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Goldsmith on Feb. 14, 2014.

Friends may call at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred on Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. at which time the funeral service will be held with Bill’s brother- in-law, the Rev. John Allen, officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery in Eldred.

Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

Spring Picture Day At Coudersport Elementary.


Ruffed Grouse Society to host Sportsmen’s Banquet in Williamsport

The Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold its second annual Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet Saturday, March 10, at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will be used to enhance habitat for ruffed grouse, woodcock and other forest wildlife on public land in Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact Jeff Fetzer at (570) 885-6112 or visit susquehannagrouse.com.

PGC biologist to discuss plight of ruffed grouse at Williamsport banquet

“What’s happening to our ruffed grouse?” has become a familiar refrain among hunters and bird watchers who have noticed an appreciable decline in sightings of Pennsylvania’s state bird in recent years.

Data gathered from decades of hunter-reported grouse flush rates, as well as Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts in the state, bear out the notion that the ruffed grouse population in Pennsylvania has reached historic lows.

Lisa Williams, a wildlife biologist who serves as the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s program specialist for ruffed grouse and webless migratory game birds, will share her thoughts on the status and management of ruffed grouse in Pennsylvania during the Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society’s second annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet on Saturday, March 10, at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport.

Williams will also discuss her recent recommendation to the state Board of Game Commissioners to cancel the traditional post-Christmas late season for grouse for the 2018-19 hunting season.

At the Jan. 29, 2018, Game Commission meeting, Williams cited a significant decline in ruffed grouse numbers as impetus for her recommendation to close the late grouse season for a second consecutive year.

“Grouse in Pennsylvania are in a pretty dangerous place,” she said during a webinar posted to the Pennsylvania Game Commission website earlier this month.

Williams has additionally proposed that future season-setting for ruffed grouse hunting be guided by a “responsive harvest framework” that relies on indicators of grouse abundance and reproductive success, along with the prevalence of West Nile virus. The responsive harvest framework would incorporate a split-zone approach to season setting that divides the state into a Northern Management Zone and a Southern Management Zone. The split-zone approach takes into account the different population trends, harvest pressure and habitat of the state’s northern counties versus its southern counties.

In 2015, Williams began a first-in-the-nation study to determine the impact of West Nile virus on grouse populations. West Nile virus is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes that first appeared in Pennsylvania in 2000. If has been found in more than 125 species of birds, and can cause illness and occasionally death in human and horses.

Williams’ ongoing research has determined that in years when the presence of West Nile virus is high, grouse populations tend to tumble. Her studies have also found that in year’s when West Nile virus is less prevalent, grouse numbers can rebound in areas where there is abundant high-quality habitat.

For ruffed grouse, that habitat is young forest, also called early succession habitat, and it has been on the decline in Pennsylvania for decades. In recent years, the Game Commission has partnered with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Forestry and the Ruffed Grouse Society to ramp up efforts to create young forest habitat that is so vital to the survival of ruffed grouse and a variety of other bird and mammal species.

One of these partnership habitat projects is under way in Loyalsock State Forest near Forksville. Sponsored by the Susquehanna River Valley RGS chapter, the Nettle Ridge Habitat Project is a multi-year initiative that involves the creation of a patchwork of small blocks of early succession habitat by clearcutting stands of low-value timber, predominantly birch species.

Brian Laudermilch, a forester with the state Bureau of Forestry’s Loyalsock State Forest district who spearheaded the Nettle Ridge habitat work, will also be on hand at the March 10 Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet to discuss the project, which began last fall.

The banquet will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is set for 7 p.m. and will feature talks by Williams, Laudermilch and RGS biologist Dr. Linda Ordiway.

The evening will also offer a variety of live and silent auctions, raffles, drawings and door prizes, highlighted with a selection of fine firearms, artwork and collectibles.

Proceeds from the fund-raising banquet will be used to enhance and create young forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife on public land.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact ticket chairman Jeff Fetzer at (570) 885-6112 or by email: jfetz.jf@gmail.com. Banquet registration deadline is Monday, March 5. Additional information can be found on the chapter website, www.susquehannagrouse.com.


Photo by Hal Korber, Pennsylvania Game Commission

Lisa Williams, Pennsylvania Game Commission program specialist for ruffed and webless migratory game birds, will be the featured speaker at the Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society’s second annual Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet March 10 at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport. She will address the status and management of ruffed grouse in the state as well as her recent recommendation to the state Game Commission to cancel the traditional post-Christmas hunting season for grouse for the second consecutive year.     

Emporium Alliance Church Ladies Conference Set For March 24th From 9 to Noon


EPIPHANY ALLEGHENY ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS

PITTSBURGH, Pa (Feb. 23) – Epiphany Water Solutions is committed to providing factual and complete answers to the questions people in the Coudersport area have about its waste water treatment facility to be co-located at the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority’s facility in Eulalia Township. The company issued this statement today regarding waste water treatment options in Pennsylvania and the transportation of water to the Coudersport facility:

Q. Are there any other distillation plants in Pennsylvania or anywhere else that have the same treatment process and promise of “pure” water as their discharge?

A. Yes. There are many treatment plants that use distillation technology to treat various types of waste water, including three in Pennsylvania that are dedicated to the treatment of waste water from oil and gas production operations. Epiphany has combined the best technologies from those existing facilities to create the most robust and reliable waste water treatment process to date. Our facility will create a new standard for best practices in the industry.

Q. Where does this waste water come from and how much can be treated at Epiphany’s facility?

A. Waste water transported to Epiphany’s Coudersport facility will include flowback and produced water from existing wells drilled and operated in the immediate vicinity. The amount of water generated by those wells will vary, based on each well’s specific stage of completion and production. The facility is designed and constructed to treat a maximum of 42,000 gallons of water per day.

Q. Will waste water be transported into our community from other places?

A. Epiphany’s Coudersport facility is intended to treat water generated locally by oil and gas production operations, from wells between 10-20 miles from the plant. It is economically impractical to transport water from distances greater than that.

Wilcox Dispatched To Chimney Fire On Meffords Run Road

At 5:44 PM on Friday, Wilcox Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 929 Meffords Run Road for a chimney fire. Caller reports smoke & flames coming from chimney.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinics Continue Next Week in Kane, Emporium and Port Allegany, Causer Says

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is hosting three more Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinics next week to assist area residents with applying for the program.

“I want to make sure everyone who is eligible for the program receives these helpful rebates,” Causer said. “As always, our assistance with filing for the rebates – whether it is done at one of the clinics or at any of the local offices – is free of charge.”

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Kane Senior Center, 100 S. Fraley St., Kane – 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Emporium Senior Center, 213 ½ S. Maple St., Emporium – 9:30-11 a.m.

Port Allegany Senior Center, 216 N. Main St., Port Allegany – 1-2:30 p.m.

A final session will be held on Tuesday, March 6, at the Bradford Senior Center, 60 Campus Dr., Bradford from 9:30-11 a.m.

Residents are reminded to bring all necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.

The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Eligibility income limits are set at $15,000 for renters and $35,000 for homeowners, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits.

For more information, visit www.RepCauser.com or contact Causer’s district offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor, phone 814-362-4400); Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1, phone 814-274-9769) or Kane (55 Fraley St., phone 814-837-0880).

Smethport Dispatched For Vehicle Fire On Rt. 59

At 5:09 PM on Friday, Smethport Fire Department has been dispatched to a vehicle fire on Rt. 59 near the golf course. Smethport Police report fire is out. Recall Fire Dept. except fire police.

JKLM Statement & PADEP Report: No Combustible Gas Detected

(Feb.23) - JKLM Energy, LLC (JKLM) would like to inform the public of a reported incident on February 22 regarding a Sweden Township citizen concerned about combustible gas in private well water. JKLM and its environmental consultants responded immediately by visiting the residence, cooperated with local emergency responders, and determined there was no detection of combustible gas. As noted in the attached report, a Water Quality Specialist from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) also determined no detection of combustible gas.

Furthermore, JKLM does not operate natural gas wells in the immediate vicinity of the residence, and there was no incident of any kind related to JKLM activities in Potter County.


RECALLS

Hospira Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall For Labetalol Hydrochloride Injection, USP, Due To The Potential Of Cracked Glass At The Rim Surface Of The Vials
Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling 3 lots of Labetalol Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 100 mg/20 mL Vial (NDC 0409-2267-20), and one lot of Labetalol Hydrochloride Injection, USP, Novaplus® (NDC 0409-2267-25) to the hospital/institution level. Hospira, Inc. initiated this recall due to the discovery of cracks on the rim surface of vials for these lots, which is covered by the stopper and crimp seal.

Cracked vials may result in a lack of sterility assurance for the product. Use of or exposure to a non-sterile product may be associated with adverse events such as fever, chills, sepsis or invasive systemic infections in patients. To date, Hospira, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events associated with this issue for these lots.

Bella all Natural Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Diet Capsules Labeled as Bella, Due to Presence of Sibutramine

Bella All Natural is voluntarily recalling its Diet Capsules labeled as Bella, Lot Number MFD:10.15.2017 EXP: 10.14.2019, to the consumer level.

This recall has been initiated due to presence of sibutramine. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 due to safety concerns. N-Desmethyl sibutramine is an active metabolite of sibutramine. Sibutramine and its active metabolites substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present significant health risks including heart attack, arrhythmia, and stroke. The company has not received any reports of adverse events or injuries.The product is used as a diet pill and is packaged in a plastic bottle, with 30 pills, and with the Lot Number MFD:10.15.2017 EXP: 10.14.2019. Bella was distributed in California via internet and retail

Cattaraugus County Group To Oppose Epiphany Frackwaste Treatment Plant In Coudersport

Concerned Citizens regroups to take on environmental issues



Miller said he expects the group will be ready to tackle several local environmental issues in upcoming months.

Miller identified the proposed Epiphany Allegheny fracking wastewater treatment facility in Coudersport, Pa., as one such issue. He said the Seneca Nation of Indians has asked the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to reject permit applications for the produced water discharge plant, as it will be located at the headwaters of the Allegheny in Eulalia Township in Potter County.

“It’s going to be putting (harmful) particles in the Allegheny River” which runs through Olean and Allegany, he said.

Miller asked members of Concerned Citizens to attend the upcoming Coudersport Area Municipal Authority which will discuss the proposed treatment plant. The meeting is slated to be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Sewer Plant on Toles Hollow Road. He said a group of Seneca Nation officials also plan to take a busload of people to the Coudersport meeting to voice their concerns. Read the whole article....

EMS Dispatched For Crash At West Corydon & South Ave. In Bradford

At 4:07 PM on Friday, Bradford Ambulance has been dispatched to the intersection of West Corydon & South Avenue to evaluate a person involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Fish Fry Every Friday In February & March At Potter County Snowmobile Club In Coudersport


Cole Medical Group Is Seeking A Dental Assistant


CLIFF LANE APPOINTED TO NACD BOARD

Cliff Lane meets National Association of Conservation Districts President Brent Van Dyke
at the January NACD Annual Meeting in Nashville. (photo courtesy of NACD)
(Smethport, PA) – County Commissioner Cliff Lane of Turtlepoint, McKean County, recently was appointed as Pennsylvania’s representative to the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD).

Clifford Lane has been a director for the McKean County Conservation District since 2004. He has also been a McKean County Commissioner for 10 of those 14 years. During his first term as a commissioner, he was instrumental in moving the District from a part time District with one staff member in 2006 to a full time District with six staff members as it exists today. He is very active in conservation education and outreach. For the past five years he has been serving as the Northwest Regional Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) and is a member of the PACD executive board.

As a member of the PACD executive board, Lane is tasked with administering the affairs of the Association in accordance with its bylaws, programs and policies. For more information on PACD visit www.pacd.org.

“We are excited to have Cliff as our new Pennsylvania representative to NACD,” said PACD Executive Director Brenda Shambaugh. “His background and expertise will allow us to continue promoting natural resource conservation on the local, state and national level.”

“I look forward to the work I’ll be able to embark on as a member of NACD’s board,” said Lane of his appointment. “I am proud to represent Pennsylvania and know that my experiences here have positioned me to enact change on a national level with this association and I am committed to working with our next generation of leaders.”

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) provides a unified, national voice for the more than 3,000 conservation districts across the United States. NACD’s member-driven board of directors selects conservation policy priorities which are used to develop and review environmental and natural resources legislation and to secure adequate federal funding for natural resources conservation programs. For more information about NACD, visit www.nacdnet.org.

Nicholas J. Cavagnaro, 99, Wellsboro, PA

Nicholas J. Cavagnaro

Nicholas J. Cavagnaro, died February 20, 2018 at the Green Home, at the age of 99. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, on November 7, 1918. 

Always interested in airplanes and flying, he obtained a pilot’s license when he was 16 at Floyd Bennett Field, near his home in Brooklyn. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Prep and earned a business degree from the University of Detroit in 1941. 
WWII Veteran

Nick enlisted in the 20th Army Air Corp during WWII, serving over three years as an aerial photo technician on the island of Saipan in the Pacific area. 

Retiring from the service, Nick married Shirley Maurer on February 7, 1948, in Detroit, MI. When he inherited his father’s business, All Ports Stevedoring, they moved to the North Shore of Long Island.

Shirley and Nick raised nine children four boys; Nicholas, Michael, Gerard and Kenneth and five girls; Christine Palmer, Marie Cavagnaro, Monica Debra Hunt, Barbara Zahor and Nancy Cavagnaro. There are nine grandchildren.

Nick’s business interest included Coronado Travel Agency in Manhasset, NY and Abington Motors, a foreign car dealership, Hempstead, NY. His last work on Long Island was as a supervisor of Gertz/Sterns Retail Store. 

Nick and Shirley retired to Tioga, PA, to a small farm where Nick converted the main field to a grass airstrip. Although at this time he did not own an airplane, he had many pilot friends use the field and often gliders, from Elmira landed there in emergencies. 

Wellsboro and The Laurels were their home until Nick became a resident of The Green Home in September, 2017. Shirley often reminded him of the busy interesting life they had.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to The Laurels and The Green Home for the care and kindness of the past years. 

Nick’s burial will be at the Bath National Cemetery in Bath NY. A memorial mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wellsboro, in the near future, when family members who live around the country will be able to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 47 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901

To share your fondest memories and sign Nick’s guestbook, visit www.tusseymosher.com.
Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.

Bradford Police: Shots Fired Report Was Firecracker

City of Bradford Police
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Early this morning, The City of Bradford Police Department responded to a report of shots fired near the Zippo building on Barbour St. Officers, with the help of Zippo personnel, were able to determine that the noise was a firecracker or similar type device.

Causer to Host Veterans Service Representatives

BRADFORD – In an effort to ensure area veterans receive the services and support they need, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is hosting veterans service representatives at his area offices during the month of March.

Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Kane office, 55 Fraley St., on Monday, March 5, from 1-3 p.m., and at the Bradford office, 78 Main St., on Monday, March 12, from 1-3 p.m. No appointments are necessary.

Dan Falls of the American Legion will be at the Coudersport office, 107 S. Main St., on Thursday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments should be made by calling the office at 814-274-9769.

The representatives will offer veterans assistance with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Veterans need not be a member of either organization to take advantage of the services.

For more information, visit www.RepCauser.com.

Table Bounty Basket

Make a large, table bounty basket to enhance your dinner table! Instructor Cathy Snyder will guide you as you create a beautiful basket.

This workshop is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

This course is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Potter County Artisan Center. The cost is $11 per person, plus $3-5 for embellishments; all supplies for the class are included. Registration is required; registration deadline is March 6th, so call (814) 274-4877 or visit www.pottercountyedcouncil to register.

SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED IN MEMORY OF NURSE PRACTITIONER ANN LEE

BRADFORD, Pa. -- David Y.K. Lee has established a scholarship in memory of his late wife to help nursing students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford pursue the same career she had.

Ann E. Lee was a nurse practitioner in the Bradford area, working in the areas of family planning and women’s health, occupational health, and family practice.

Ann Lee died from cancer in the spring of 2016. To remember her, her husband of 50 years thought immediately of a scholarship.

“We’ve always been very interested in education,” he said. Ann Lee continued learning throughout her career. After attending a hospital-based nursing school in Buffalo, N.Y., she studied to become one of the first nurse practitioners in Pennsylvania, a certification that did not require a bachelor’s degree at the time. Later, she would attend Pitt-Bradford and earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2001, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing from Gannon University.

“She also enjoyed educating,” said her daughter, Allison Lee of Bradford. Ann Lee taught family planning, and served as a preceptor – a formal mentor in the medical field – to Pitt-Bradford nursing students and student nurse practitioners, including Dr. Tammy Haley, associate professor of nursing and director of the nursing and radiological science programs at Pitt-Bradford.

David Lee wanted not only to help nursing students, but to encourage them to go on to earn a nurse practitioner degree. The annual Ann E. Lee Nurse Practitioner Memorial Scholarship will be awarded each year to a senior Pitt-Bradford nursing student who plans to go on to study to become a nurse practitioner.

The annual scholarship is given at Pitt-Bradford to help the recipient defray the cost of his or her undergraduate education. Rilan Galicic, a 2017 graduate from Hughesville, was the first recipient of the award last year. Galicic is now a nurse in the emergency department at UPMC-Mercy and is working on his Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Robert Morris University.

During years in which no student is planning to pursue a nurse practitioner degree, Lee said, the money will roll over for another student in another year.

Pitt-Bradford has been ranked fourth among colleges that devote the highest percentage of their gifts to financial aid by the Council for Aid to Education. To learn more about establishing a scholarship at Pitt-Bradford, contact Jill Dunn, executive director of institutional advancement at 814-362-5091 or jdunn@pitt.edu.

Mansfield & Daggett Dispatched To Crash On Bailey Creek Road

At 12:50 PM on Friday, Mansfield & Daggett Fire Department have been dispatched to the area of 1974 Bailey Creek Road in Rutland Township for a one vehicle crash with one person injured.

Dr. Isaac Greeley is being inducted into the District 9 Wrestling Hall of Fame this weekend

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Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, February 23, 2018 The latest news from the State Capitol
         
Ag Committee to Discuss Dairy Concerns

The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, which I chair, will hold an informational meeting next week to discuss issues facing the state’s dairy industry.

While dairy remains one of the leading sectors of the state’s agriculture economy, these mostly family-owned farms are facing challenges because of an oversupply in the market of fluid milk and persistently low prices. Regulatory issues and permit delays may also be negatively impacting the industry. A recent study highlighting the opportunities for additional dairy processing plants in the Commonwealth will also be discussed.

Those scheduled to address the committee include: Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding; Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence; Sen. Elder Vogel, dairy farmer and chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee; Dr. Andrew Novakovic, professor of ag economics, Cornell University; and Jeff Ainslie, Red Barn Consulting.

The meeting will begin at noon on Monday, Feb. 26, in Room 60 East Wing at the state Capitol. Barring technical difficulties, it will be streamed live on my website at www.RepCauser.com. If you cannot watch it live, video and other materials from the meeting will be available on my website by Tuesday.
                  
         
Examing the Ag Budget

Also on Monday, I will take part in the House Appropriations Committee’s review of the Department of Agriculture’s budget request for 2018-19. This is the next step in the annual state budget process, following the governor’s $33 million proposal unveiled earlier this month before a joint session of the General Assembly.

I look forward to hearing from Secretary Redding about the department’s budget needs and hope to gain some insight into the governor’s proposed elimination of funding for several initiatives, including hardwoods development, which plays an important role in the advancement of our timber industry.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Monday and will also be streamed live on my website at www.RepCauser.com. For information about other budget hearings on tap next week and video of completed hearings, click here.     
                  
             
Thanks to Eldred Senior Center Director Charlotte Schweikart (second from left) for hosting one of our Property Tax/Rent Rebate clinics on Wednesday. These residents are among dozens we were able to help at five clinics across the area this week.
           
         
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinics Continue Next Week

Several events designed to help eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities file for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are continuing next week in Kane, Emporium and Port Allegany. There is no fee to participate, and no appointments are required. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 27 Wednesday, Feb. 28
  • Emporium Senior Center, 213 ½ S. Maple St., Emporium9:30-11 a.m.
  • Port Allegany Senior Center, 216 N. Main St., Port Allegany – 1-2:30 p.m.
The final event will be held on Tuesday, March 6, at the Bradford Senior Center, 60 Campus Dr., Bradford, from 9:30-11 a.m.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Eligibility income limits are set at $15,000 for renters and $35,000 for homeowners, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits.

Free assistance with filing the forms is always available at my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor, phone 814-362-4400); Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1, phone 814-274-9769); or Kane (55 Fraley St., phone 814-837-0880). Forms and additional information are available at www.RepCauser.com.
                  
         
Bridges Named to Honor Potter County Veterans

Two more Potter County bridges will be named in honor of area veterans who died in service to the country under a new state law.

Under Act 9 of 2018, the bridge located on Avenue A over the Allegheny River in Coudersport Borough is designated the Commander Philip F. “Jet” Palmatier Jr. Memorial Bridge. Palmatier was born in Coudersport in 1950, graduated from high school with honors and was appointed to the United States Naval Academy. On Dec. 10, 1990, Palmatier was flying a training mission over the Gulf of Mexico when his TA-4 Skyhawk collided with another jet, killing him.

The law also designates the bridge on Sunnyside Road over the Oswayo Creek in Shinglehouse Borough as the PVT Malon Stanley Memorial Bridge. Stanley, also a native of Potter County, was drafted into the United States Army at the start of World War II and served in the 1st Cavalry Division. He was among the forces that stormed Leyte Island under the command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur and was killed in action in 1944 while providing cover for his fellow troops who were ordered to retreat. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart for his service.

It has been an honor to work with area veterans organizations and county and local officials to help designate more than a dozen Potter County bridges to honor these local heroes.
                  
         
Veterans Assistance Available

Veterans service officers will be available in my Kane, Bradford and Coudersport offices in February to assist veterans and their family members with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, March 5, 1-3 p.m. – Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Kane office, 55 Fraley St. No appointments are necessary.
  • Thursday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Dan Falls of the American Legion will be at the Coudersport office, 107 S. Main St. Appointments are required and should be made by calling 814-274-9769.
  • Monday, March 12, 1-3 p.m. – Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Bradford office, 78 Main St. No appointments are necessary.

EPIPHANY ALLEGHENY ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS

PITTSBURGH, Pa (Feb. 23) – Epiphany Water Solutions is committed to providing factual and complete answers to the questions people in the Coudersport area have about its waste water treatment plant to be co-located at the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority’s facility in Eulalia Township. The company issued this statement today regarding the technology utilized to treat water transported to the facility:

Q. How exactly does Epiphany treat the waste water?

A. Waste water will be treated using a two-step process that first removes all metals through chemical precipitation, followed by a distillation process that removes all of the salt in the water. The metals (about 2-3% of the total), including a minute trace of radiological material, will be transported to a permitted landfill, while the salt (15-20%) will meet quality standards for beneficial use. Clean, potable water (~80%) is the third byproduct of the treatment process.

Q. Is Epiphany’s technology reliable?

A. Yes. Chemical precipitation technologies have been used reliably for decades, and the distillation process has been understood for centuries. In fact, distillation is the only process that is irrefutably proven to be 100% effective at removing salts from this type of waste water.

Q. Is there a chance that Epiphany’s technology could fail and accidentally discharge untreated water?

A. No. The design and construction of Epiphany’s facility includes multiple redundancies and fail-safe systems that are automatically employed in the highly unlikely event of any type of operational or equipment problem.

Q. How long has Epiphany been doing this?

A. Epiphany began intense research and development of high-efficiency, low-cost, seawater desalination technologies in 2009. Since that time, the company has raised the bar to meet the task of low-cost waste water desalination.

Bradford High School Locked Down Friday Morning After Threat Report

WESB
13 mins ·

City of Bradford Police Chief Chris Lucco tells WESB that there was a report of a threat at Bradford Area High School this morning. They, and school district officials reacted accordingly, by placing the school on lockdown and asking for additional help because of the vague nature of the threat.

He says they were already investigating a report of a threat at the school, but because of conflicting information, they were not sure if this was the same threat.

No weapons were involved.

The lockdown was lifted at 8:45 a.m.

City of Bradford Police
18 mins ·
On 02-23-18 at approximately 0810 hrs The City of Bradford Police Department and surrounding Police Departments responded to a reported threat of violence at Bradford Area High School located on Interstate Pkwy. 

Immediately upon being made aware of a threat, the School Resource Officer put the School on a "Shelter in Place" status for safety of students and staff per policy.

Upon investigation it was learned that BASD Administration and the School Resource Officer had been made aware of this threat prior and were actively investigating the threat. However, due to the threat being so vague Police treated the situation seriously and followed policy and procedure for such a threat prompting the large response and Shelter in place status.

At this time Police and BASD Administration are investigating the validity of the threat. The school has been deemed safe at this time and is under normal operation.

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THINK ABOUT IT!

Want or Need?
by
Pastor B.J. Knefley

I want, therefore I need. Sound familiar? How many of us have convinced ourselves that we needed something that we really didn’t? It doesn’t matter what it is, we can always turn a want into a need. For me it’s, well it used to be books, now it’s electronics or some new gadget. I’d like to say that I’ve gotten better as I’ve gotten older but I haven’t.

I first wrote about this subject in the mid ninety’s, and although the days have changed, the issue hasn’t. We purchase things for a variety of reasons. Often it’s not about what we need, but rather what we want. Soon after the glitter wears off, a new and better item comes along and we’re no longer satisfied with the old. Sometimes it seems like it’s been just days and they’ve come out with an upgraded model. Just purchased a new phone? A new one is coming out with more bells and whistles. That new car, yes it too will be replaced with a newer model. I can’t think of anything that doesn’t get replaced by a newer model.

I’ve wondered if perhaps some of the sadness and depression that people experience is not caused by the difference of what we have, verses what we want. Look at social media, how many have more friends than we have or get more likes and comments than our posts do. How often to we gauge our value and worth by these things. We want and need friends, but do we really have any? Just because I have over a thousand friends of Facebook doesn’t mean I have any real friends. I may just sit at home every night alone. So although we want and need, we have neither.

Everyone gets hooked. We all succumb to the newest fad, the bigger and better item. But what do we ultimately gain? Are we satisfied? Do we have everything we need because we certainly won’t have everything we want? Christ simply said, “Seek first the Kingdom of God”. Seems simple enough so why don’t we do it? Is it because we don’t believe that it will satisfy, that it won’t be enough? We are a fickle people. Think about it.

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