J&J Auto Coudersport

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Gleason Motors

Northern Potter King-Queen Candidates

Northern Potter King-Queen Candidates

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Thank You 911 Dispatchers

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Enjoy Round & Square Dancing Saturday At Odin Grange Near Coudersport, PA

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Indecent Assault Under Investigation


Unwanted Phone Calls To Bring Harassment Charge


Friday, April 18, 2014

Roulette Ambulance To West Branch Of Fishing Creek

At 10:40 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to West Branch of Fishing Creek in Clara Township for a male who has fallen.

Margaret J. Keeney, 75, of Katherine St., Port Allegany

Margaret J. Keeney, 75, of Katherine St., Port Allegany passed away Thursday (April 17, 2014) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Born June 10, 1938, in Jeannette, PA, she was a daughter of Joseph C. and Alice V. O’Rosky Bengel. She married Gerald Keeney in Uniontown, PA, who died Oct. 13, 2007.

Mrs. Keeney had worked at Jeannette Glass Works, Jeannette, PA, and most recently as gate receptionist at Pittsburgh Corning Co., Port Allegany for 15 years, before her retirement.

She was a longtime resident of the area coming from Jeannette, PA. She was a graduate of the Jeannette High School, Class of 1956. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church of Port Allegany, Catholic Women’s Club, Parish Council, and former director of Religious Education. She was also a member of the Port Allegany Women’s Club, Port Allegany Parent, Teacher, Student Association but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are two sons, Patrick E. (Anne) Keeney of Charles Town, WV, Gerald L. (Diane) Keeney of Sheridan, IN; a daughter, Gail M. (Gerald) Bailey of Coudersport; five grandchildren; Catherine and Patrick J. Keeney, Quinlan, Camden and Brenna Bailey; a sister, Mary Frances (Perry) Andiorio of Jeannette, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gerald, two brothers, Joseph Bengel and John “Jack” Bengel; and a sister, Alice Mae McMann.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, with Rev. James Campbell as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Port Allegany.

A scriptural wake service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to St. Gabriel’s Church Memorial Fund or McKean County SPCA.

Condolences can be made to: Gail M. Bailey
1001 S. Main St.
Coudersport, PA 16915

McKean County Regional Trout In The Classroom Event

McKean County Regional Trout In The Classroom Event
Students Release Brook Trout

This week, Kane High School and Smethport Elementary and High Schools released brook trout fingerling that they have been raising as part of Pennsylvania Trout In the Classroom program. The McKean County Conservation District partnered with the schools to coordinate this event and helped release the fingerlings in Twomile Run at Wildcat Park in Ludlow. This is the end of a yearlong adventure for the students, who have been raising the trout from eggs as part of the TIC program. The students released the fish and also learned about aquatic invasive species, fly casting, stream ecology, and water quality.

TIC is an interdisciplinary program that introduces coldwater conservation education in Pennsylvania schools by raising brook trout, a native coldwater species, from eggs to fingerlings. Throughout the school year, the students monitored and recorded aquarium water quality and trout behavior. The program exists statewide due to a partnership between the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the support of Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Students cared for the trout on a daily basis, while their teachers, Mr. Jason Barner (Kane), Mr. Kurt Weaver (Smethport Elementary), and Mrs. Christine Lightner (Smethport High School), incorporated coldwater education lessons into the classroom. The Conservation District is a program partner that assists the classroom with technical support and engaging the students through environmental education.

The program is designed to foster awareness and knowledge about coldwater conservation for grades 3-12 and to encourage continued participation in conservation, management and recreational programs. There are also active programs in Port Allegany, Otto-Eldred, and Bradford High Schools.

The project was also sponsored by the Seneca Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Conservation District, the Kinzua Fish and Wildlife Association, and Seneca Chapter of TU. Wildcat Park, Penn State Extension, the PA Fish and Boat Commission, PA Trout Unlimited, Seneca Trout Unlimited, and the Allegheny National Forest provided additional support for this event.

To help with local TIC programs please contact Heather McKean at the McKean County Conservation District.


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Agenda For The Potter County Commissioners Meeting April 17, 2014



Potter County Track Meet

Potter County Track Meet




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Shinglehouse Ambulance To Masonic Building On North Oswayo Street

At 5:56 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Masonic Building on North Oswayo Street for a cardiac emergency.

Eulalia Cemetery Could Use Your Help

As Secretary/Treasurer of the Eulalia Cemetery located in the Borough of Coudersport, I have read, with interest, articles about cemeteries in several newspapers in the area. 

One mentioned damaged headstones by pushing them over, covered by spray paint or chalk and/or stained by moss and dirt. These damages are costly to return these stone to their original state. There is enough of a problem with mowers that now discharge from the side rather than to the back and blows grass onto the headstones. Many cleaners that are used on the headstones cause damage to the actual stone so they are not readable for persons looking up their friends and ancestors . 

These headstones are an important part in preserving the history of families and communities. Most all also show a permanent record of dates of birth and death which is important to persons searching for relatives and acquaintances. Then there are graves with no headstone and the only evidence of where the person is buried is in records kept by cemetery boards. What happens if the records are not correct or destroyed by fire, etc. Another article called a cemetery a museum of people because each stone represents a life or a family’s life. So true!

Cemeteries are expected to be carefully mowed and trimmed around the head stones. This is costly. We are a business where you cannot say “If we have this many burials each month we can pay our bills”. It does not work that way. With each burial the community has lost a good friend, relative or someone who has given much to the community. The Cemetery Board does our best to make their final resting place a tribute to them. 

You can help the Board keep the cemetery looking it’s best , if, when you bring flowers in pots, to plant them in the ground next to the headstones. Also put other forms of decorations securely next to the headstones. This makes mowing much easier.

The Eulalia Cemetery Board is grateful for the many contributions received over the past years but must ask again that you consider a donation or memorial to help maintain Eulalia Cemetery. Please mail you donation and memorials to Eulalia Cemetery, Donna Lehman, Secretary, PO Box 226, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Donna F. Lehman, Secretary/Treasurer Eulalia Cemetery

CONTROLLED BURN ON STATE GAME LANDS 176 PLANNED FOR MONDAY

CONTROLLED BURN ON STATE GAME LANDS 176 PLANNED FOR MONDAY

Weather conditions appear favorable.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says it’s likely a controlled burn on the Scotia Barrens, part of State Game Lands 176 in Centre County, will be conducted on Monday, April 21.

Controlled burns are used by the Game Commission on game lands statewide to improve plant and wildlife habitats, and reduce the chance of wildfire.

Burns are weather-dependant, and could be called off because of adverse conditions. When burning on State Game Lands 176, the Game Commission tries to notify local media 24 to 48 hours in advance.

The tract likely to be burned on Monday comprises 81 acres and is known as Unit 11.

Depending on conditions, the Game Commission plans to burn up to five units totaling 340 acres on State Game Lands 176. The potential burn window runs approximately until May 24.

The purpose of the burns is to restore the pitch pine/scrub oak ecosystem on the Scotia Barrens. Residents might see or smell smoke emerging from the Scotia Barrens during the burning.

State Game Lands 176 currently contains 6,231 acres in Ferguson, Half Moon and Patton townships.

Rollover Crash On Water Street in Andover

Rollover Crash On Water Street in Andover

At 2:36 PM on Friday, Andover Fire & Ambulance dispatched to 20 Water Street for a car overturned in the roadway. Report accident is on Barney Street and all occupants are out of the vehicle.

Shale Gas Roundup Brings Latest Local News

Shale Gas Roundup Brings Latest Local News

aerialgascheck1Latest edition of the Shale Gas Roundup is now available. A product of the Natural Gas Resource Center, the newsletter brings a local perspective to major developments that will affect the region for years to come. A downloadable version of the April/June 2014 edition is available on the website, pottercountypa.net (click on the Natural Gas tab to access this and all past editions). Copies can be printed directly from the website. They are also available as supplies last at the Commissioners Office in the Gunzburger Building. Contact Dawn Swatsworth at 814-274-8290, Ext. 207, to arrange for pickup. The April/June edition includes a new, more attractive layout style. Among the featured stories are:
  • Gas Numbers Are Big (And It’s Just Getting Started)
  • Appellate Court Backs Local Control Of Drilling
  • New Company Eyes Utica Shale Bounty In Region
  • Unraveling Mystery Of Local Public Water Supplies
  • Regional Partnership Forms To Boost Local Gas Consumption
  • Drilling Sand Station Returns To Emporium
  • Next Round Of Impact Fee Revenue Coming In Late June
  • Seeking Local Government Share Of State Forest Gas Royalties
  • Who’s Drilling Shale Gas Wells In Potter County?
Meanwhile, a new online presentation from Penn State Extension illustrates equipment and practices used in shale-gas drilling and production — seismic testing, site preparation, well drilling, hydraulic fracturing, water storage, spill containment, pipelines, and compression. It also shows examples of materials used to protect wetlands and restore a well site.  ”An Illustrated Guide to Shale Gas Drilling Equipment and Practices in Pennsylvania,” is available at http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/wildlife/marcellus-shale/illustrated-guide.

Fire Outside Dollar General Store In Wellsville

Fire Outside Dollar General Store In Wellsville

At 1:52 PM on Friday, Wellsville Fire Dept. dispatched to Dollar General On Bolivar Road for a fire in merchandise outside the front door.

Kenneth G. Whitney, 78, Roulette, PA

Kenneth G. Whitney

Kenneth G. Whitney, 78, a longtime resident of Roulette, PA, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA, after a long illness.

Arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE TWIN TIERS (CFTT)

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE TWIN TIERS (CFTT)

INFORMATIONAL LUNCHEON TO BE HELD APRIL 29th

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) cordially invites you to attend an informational luncheon to hear more about the work being done in your community. CFTT is a personalized vehicle for individuals, families, not-for-profit agencies, and businesses to establish funds that give back to their community today and forever. CFTT is excited about sharing how they benefit the community with an immediate impact through grant giving and most importantly a long term impact that will forever provide support Potter County. With donors personalized visions and long term fund building, CFTT has been providing support with everything from youth mentorship and scholarships to the support of parks to libraries. Come here more about the vital role of CFTT.

The luncheon will be held on Tuesday April 29th, 2014 from noon until 1 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in Galeton. Lunch will include soup, sandwich, and dessert. Please RSVP to Rev. Thomas Shatto at patandtomshatto@pa.net or 570-367-0041.

North Central PA Landlord Association to Meet

Landlord Association to Meet

The North Central PA Landlord Association will be holding its next meeting April 24th @ 6:00pm in St. Marys at Casali’s Rest.; featuring Elk County Planning Department @ 7:00pm. The landlord group is dedicated to the education of landlords in the region. We are also accepting new membership at this time.

Please call Amy Auman @ 814-389-4440 with questions on this meeting or the organization.

Next Meeting Of The Canoe Place Historical Society Is 5-7

The next meeting of the Canoe Place Historical Society will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. at the S.W.Smith Library. Annual dues will be accepted at this time.

Still Time To Get A Chance On Giant Easter Basket At Drabee's In Roulette

THERE IS STILL TIME - stop by Drabees's in Roulette and get your chances on the giant Easter basket! The drawing will be tomorrow at noon! Check back because we will post the winner after the drawing!

'Dine Out at Luigi’s' will Support Scholarship

'Dine Out at Luigi’s' will Support Scholarship

DuBois – The Penn State DuBois Delta Mu Sigma Honors Society invites the public to dine out at Luigi’s Ristorante from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. During Dine Out Day, a portion of the restaurant’s profits will be donated to the Delta Mu Sigma scholarship fund, helping to fund higher education for students at Penn State DuBois.

Diners will also have the chance to win prizes, including four tickets to an Altoona Curve Game.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 814-375-4764 or studentactivities@psu.edu

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SUMMER CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS PLANNED FOR KIDS AND TEENS

SUMMER CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS PLANNED FOR KIDS AND TEENS

BRADFORD, Pa – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host academic, athletic and arts camps for students in kindergarten through high school this summer.

Arts camps are Pot-Pot-Pottery, Youth Art Camp, Youth Writing Spectacular and Paint like the Masters.

Academic camps for elementary-age students are X-treme Science Camp and Pets ’n’ Vets. Pre-teen and teen-age students will enjoy CSI101: You are the Detective and Television Studio Production, both of which are taught by Pitt-Bradford faculty members.

Athletic camps include offerings in swimming and basketball.

Camps begin as soon as school lets out in Pennsylvania. Children age 9 to 16 in Pot-Pot-Pottery will have fun working with clay. They will learn hand building, coil construction and throwing on a potter’s wheel. Artists will be able to glaze and fire their work and take home their completed projects. Two sessions are being offered from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 9 through 13 and July 14 through 18 in the ceramics studio. The $89 cost for the first camper includes materials. Additional children pay $79.

In Youth Art Camp: Crazy Mixed Media, Anna Lemnitzer, assistant professor of art at Pitt-Bradford, will teach students age 8 to 14 to make fun, creative art using collage, photography, printing, sculpture and drawing. Classes will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 16 through 20 in Room 146 of Blaisdell Hall. The $89 cost for the first camper includes materials. Additional children pay $79.

The following week, Dr. Dani Weber, director of the Writing Center at Pitt-Bradford, will work with children age 9 to 14 in a Youth Writing Spectacular. This creative writing camp is for young writers who want to develop their talent and passion for writing fiction, nonfiction and poetry. On the evening of the last day, campers will read at an “open mic” celebration in Harriett B. Wick Chapel. Classes will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 23 through 26 in Room 158 of the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center. The cost is $75 for the first camper and $65 for each additional child.

In July, Paint like the Masters will explore the lives and artwork of famous artists. Students age 8 through 14 will leave with an original piece of artwork inspired by a master. Classes will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. from July 14 through 17 in Room 146 of Blaisdell Hall. The $89 cost for the first camper includes materials. Additional children pay $79.

In the popular X-Treme Science Camp, students who are entering grades 2 through 7 will participate in labs and activities dealing with different areas of science. They will learn about plants, birds, stream life, water quality, chemistry, physical science and more. Guest presenters will visit each day. Classes will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon daily June 9 through 12. The $89 cost for the first camper includes materials and T-shirt. Additional children pay $79.

CSI 101: You are the Detective will introduce students to the criminal justice system, case law, and obtaining and writing search/arrest warrants, all while conducting a criminal investigation to students age 10 through 16. Using excellent criminal forensic resources and equipment, campers will investigate mock crime scenarios at the Crime Scene Investigation House on campus under the guidance of Dr. Tony Gaskew, associate professor of criminal justice and an expert in the field of policing and criminal investigations. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 16 through 19 and meet each day in Room 162 of Swarts Hall. The $89 cost for the first camper includes materials. Additional children pay $79.

In July, campers age 10 through 16 can learn how to create television news broadcasts and other types of programs in a real-life, multi-camera digital studio environment. Television Studio Production with Jeff Guterman will teach campers about the roles behind and in front of the camera. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon July 16 and 17 in the television studio in Blaisdell Hall. The cost is $59 for the first camper; additional campers are $49.

The final camp of the summer, Pets ’n’ Vets,will take place Aug. 5 through 7 in Fisher Hall. Children who have completed grades 1 through 3 can attend from 8:30 a.m. until noon each day. Campers who have completed grades 4 through 6 will meet from 1:30 to 5 p.m. This popular three-day program includes creative and instructional activities centered on kids and their pets. Hands-on learning is the primary focus.

Campers should bring their own drinks and snacks to all camps. For more information or to register for the above programs, contact the Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at 814-362-5078 or contined@pitt.edu.

Head Swimming Coach Ed Bahan is currently conducting an advanced swimming class for competitive swimmers age 8 and older from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays. Classes began Monday and will continue through July 4. The cost for the 12-week program is $190. For more information, contact Bahan at (814)362-5034.

Three sessions of basketball camp are planned for players age 8 to 18. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center, and the cost of each camp is $100. Camp from June 9 through 12 is for girls only; camp June 23 through 26 is co-ed; camp Aug. 4 through 7 is for boys only. For more information or to register, contact men’s head coach Britt Moore at (814)362-5276 or bcm41@pitt.edu.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

OPEN FIRES BANNED IN ELK STATE FOREST

Fire Danger is High going into the Easter weekend in Elk State Forest! Please practice safe fire practices and ensure any fires are properly extinguished prior to being left unattended. 

Until Further Notice-- There are NO OPEN FIRES ALLOWED in the Elk State Forest, unless you are staying in one of our 3 campgrounds and using the designated fire ring provided to your site.

Wildfire Reported On Goldsmith Hollow Road Near Shinglehouse

Wildfire Reported On Goldsmith Hollow Road Near Shinglehouse


At 1:00 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 52 Goldsmith Hollow Road for a report of a wildfire.

1:26 PM--FIRE UNDER CONTROL 
1:57 PM--FIRE OUT

Thomas A. Szafran, 64, of 296 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA

Thomas A. Szafran, 64, of 296 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his residence.

Born August 7, 1949 in Oil City, he was a son of the late Joseph and Frances (Woloszyn) Szafran.

On June 29, 1991 in the First Baptist Church, he married Geneva Szafran who survives.

US Navy
Mr. Szafran was a 1967 graduate of Oil City High School and a 1971 graduate of Slippery Rock
University with a degree in Health and Physical Education. While in college, he was on the cross country and track team. He served four years in the United States Navy.

He had worked for the Oil City Chamber of Commerce and owned and operated the Ultimate Record Store in Oil City. He then worked for the Chamber of Commerce in Bradford, was a substitute teacher for the Bradford Area School District and worked at Temple Inland for ten years. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a supervisor for McKean County Children and Youth Services.

He was a member of the YMCA and volunteered for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Penguins, running, biking, gardening and do-it-yourself projects. He was a history buff, loved trivia and rescued many cats over the years. His most favorite times were spent with his grandchildren.

He attended the First Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susie (Brad) Walker, of State College, and Katie Szafran, of Las Vegas, NV, two grandchildren, Dexter Walker and Nolan Walker, two brothers, James (Frances) Szafran, of High Point, NC, and Frederick (Christy) Szafran, of Oil City, a sister-in -law Laurel (Todd) Homet of Waynesburg and several nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main St., and again on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00am in the First Baptist Church, 71 Congress Street, followed by funeral services at 11:00am with Jeremy Childs, pastor, and Rev. Leon Canfield, retired pastor co-officiating. Committal services, full military honors and burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701 or Big Brothers and Big Sisters 110 Campus Dr., Bradford, PA 16701 or the American Heart Association 823 Filmore Ave. Erie, PA 16505.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

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Roulette Ambulance To Horseshoe Court

At 12:51 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to Horseshoe Court for an arm injury.

KCS ENERGY INC Reports Drilling Started

KCS ENERGY INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Pleasant Twp Township

KCS ENERGY INC reports drilling started on 2014-04-18 00:00:00 at site JONES R FALCONER WARRANT 26 K in Pleasant Twp township, Warren county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas

Coudersport Ambulance To Peet Brook Road

At 12:26 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Peet Brook Road for an allergic reaction.

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CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND

CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND

WELLSBORO, PA - Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation, parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, have declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share. The dividend is payable on May 9, 2014 to shareholders of record as of April 28, 2014.

Declaration of the dividend was made at the April 17, 2014 meeting of the C&N Board of Directors.

Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank. Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, Potter, McKean, Steuben, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Corporation’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Recalls

04/17/2014 05:33 PM EDT
Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on its Price Chopper Brand Tuscan White Bean Hummus. The product is being recalled due to it being mislabeled with the ingredient panel for Price Chopper Sweet Potato Hummus, which does not declare that the product contains parmesan cheese, a known allergen.

04/18/2014 10:42 AM EDT
Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today that on April 2, 2014, it informed customers of a nationwide recall of seven lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP, to the user level due to a glass defect located on the interior neck of the vial, which was identified during a retain sample inspection where the glass vial contained visible embedded metal particulate. Free-floating metal particulates were also identified in vials upon further analysis.


04/18/2014 11:15 AM EDT

Nature’s Universe is voluntarily recalling all lots of old Thinogenics product (product sold prior to February 6, 2014, hereinafter the “Old Product”) to the user level after FDA analysis revealed that the Old Product contained undeclared sibutramine.

Stuffed Animal Lost in Galeton Area

My little girl lost her most favorite stuffed animal and is very heartbroken. Lost somewhere in Galeton I think. 

The cat is wearing a camo nightshirt. Please text if found 501-499-3088

Port Allegany Responding to Crash On Two Mile Road

Port Allegany Responding to Crash On Two Mile Road

At 8:47 AM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance dispatched to Two Mile Road near Doyle Hollow for a one vehicle crash with one person entrapped in the vehicle. Now reported ot be on Doyle Hollow Road at top of Lillibridge Creek.

9:12 AM--EXTRICATION COMPLETE
9:28 Am--AMBULANCE EN ROUTE TO COLE MEMORIAL 

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Think About It

What Do You See?

It’s always interesting that we can be looking at the same thing and yet we each can see something different. A prime example of this is Jesus Christ. As we approach the celebration of Easter we have Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem recorded here in Mark 11:8-10. Many in the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others spread leafy branches they had cut in the fields. Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, “Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming Kingdom of our ancestor David! Praise God in highest heaven!” As noted, many were celebrating, but I wonder how many in the crowd were seeing something different. Some were seeing Jesus as the one they hated and were plotting a way to have him arrested. Others where looking at him for what he could do for them. Perhaps they needed healing or someone in their family did. Still others were there out of curiosity, just following the crowd. Some were celebrating for who they saw Jesus to be while others for what he could do. What you see will determine your response.

Regardless of what you believe about the story, we’re no different than the people of that day. Our view of Jesus is shaped by who we believe him to be and by what we think he can do for us. Sadly, when we’re looking for what he can do for us, we can come up short-handed. This isn’t because Jesus can’t do what we ask, but simply because he doesn’t. We then get angry and like the little child, we dismiss him as being trivial and uncaring. Because we view Jesus for what he can do, our view of him is too small. Why? Because our view becomes limited by our experience of what he’s done up to this point. But when we see him for who he is, the opportunities and his abilities become endless.

Our relationship with Jesus and others will be affected by how we view them. If it is based upon what they can do for us then it’s going to be a one-sided relationship and one that we will come up lacking. What do you see? Think about it.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friendship Man Cited In Harrison Valley Altercation


Troopers Investigating Burglaries On Parker Hill Road In Hector Township


Two Charged With Harassment In Sharon Township


Handgun Found In Rental Car in Roulette


Recalls

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Salami Type Products Misbranded With USDA Mark Of Inspection
Bolzano Artisan Meats LLC, a Milwaukee, Wis. establishment is recalling approximately 5,723 pounds of salami products for misbranding and because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection

Pa. governor candidate McGinty basks in Kennedy glow during Scranton visit

Pa. governor candidate McGinty basks in Kennedy glow during Scranton visit

By Donald Gilliland | dgilliland@pennlive.com
Penn Live.com

SCRANTON — If you're going to try to get a political bump from associating with a Kennedy in Pennsylvania, Scranton is the town to do it.

Democrats here like to believe this is the town where Bobby Kennedy emerged from the depths of his grief following his brother's assassination to refocus his own life on public service and make a run for the presidency.

Thursday morning Bobby's son, Robert Kennedy Jr., acknowledged that legacy in a speech to Scranton High School seniors. He said his father "got such an endearing reception from the people of Scranton," when he visited on St. Patrick's Day 1964 to give a speech his brother had meant to give, that "he began to think maybe he had a role in public life again."

Later in the day when Kennedy was making an effort to shake every student's hand at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School, an old-timer leaned in and said, "He's taller than his father."

It's that kind of town.

And Katie McGinty, Democratic candidate for Governor, was never more than a meaningful glance away from Kennedy as he interacted with the students. Read more...

Dennis L. Wilfong, 59, of Route 6, Port Allegany, PA

Dennis L. Wilfong
Dennis L. Wilfong, 59, of Route 6, Port Allegany, PA, passed away Wednesday (Apr. 16, 2014) in UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.

Born March 15, 1955, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Willard H. and Carol Shelley Wilfong.
Dennis was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1973.
Viet Nam Vet

Mr. Wilfong was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the US Marines. 

He was employed with Bruce Galford Logging for several years.

Dennis was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing but most of all enjoyed being with his family. 

Surviving in addition to his mother Carol Galford of Port Allegany are his lifetime companion, Connie Allen, with whom he resided, three sons, Dennis L. Wilfong, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Justin (Nicole) Wilfong and Jason Wilfong both of Bradford, a stepson, Tim (Debbie) Allen of South Bend, IN; three stepdaughters, Tina (Ron) Wilfong and Shelly (Luke Perkins) Kellogg both of Port Allegany, Cherry (Pat) Hoffman of Jackson, MO; four brothers, Ronald E. (Tina) Wilfong and Robert W. Wilfong both of Port Allegany, William “Bill” (Sharon) Wilfong of Rockford, IL, Bruce C. Galford, Jr. of Pittsburgh; four sisters, Linda S. (Roger) Sharp of Buckeye, WV, Debra E. (Marlin) Appleby and Abby G. Galford both of Port Allegany, and Marie S. (Robert) Haefner of Lewisburg, PA; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willard, and stepfather, Bruce C. Galford.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday (Apr. 19, 2014) in the First Baptist Church of Port Allegany, with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor, officiating.

Memorials can be made to the S.W. Smith Library or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made to: 
Debra E. Appleby
21006 Route 6
Port Allegany, PA 16743

Esther J. Bates, 97, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of Emporium

Esther J. Bates, 97, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Wednesday (April 16, 2014) afternoon.


She was born September 11, 1916 in Sterling Run, PA a daughter of the late James and Nora Jones Berry.

She married the late Chalmers Bates.

Mrs. Bates worked cleaning homes throughout the area for many people. Esther enjoyed her grandchildren and taking long walks even into her later years.

Surviving
Daughter: Gwen Drakula, Emporium
Son: Joseph Henderson and his wife Jacqueline, Contuit MA
5 Grandchildren , 5 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By
Parents: James and Nora Jones Berry
Husband: Chalmers Bates
2 Brothers: James and Oscar Berry
2 Sisters: Lucille Howlett & Dorothy Card
At her request there will be No Service and No Visitation.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Earth Day Celebration Planned on Campus, Public Welcome

Earth Day Celebration Planned on Campus, Public Welcome

DuBOIS - Earth Day will be celebrated at Penn State DuBois with a variety of fun activities promoting green and sustainable practices. The community is invited to join in the celebration from Noon until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in the campus gymnasium.

The event will feature 14 exhibits from organizations that support or facilitate environmental stewardship, sustainability, and more. There will be activities for children, free trail mix and yogurt, and door prizes.

This event is organized by the Penn State DuBois Eco Club and the Green Team.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 814-375-4764 or studentactivities@psu.edu

Wildfire On Card Creek Road in Roulette Township

Wildfire On Card Creek Road 

At 5:21 PM on Thursday, Roulette Fire Dept. dispatched to 145 Card Creek Road for a wildfire at the Skinner residence.

5:30 PM--REQUEST MANPOWER & UTILITY FROM COUDERSPORT

5:31 PM--UTILITY & MANPOWER FROM PORT ALLEGANY

5:40 PM--COUDERSPORT UNITS RECALLED 

5:49 PM--FIRE OUT 


4/17/14 - At approximately 5:21 pm Roulette Chemical Engine Company #1 was dispatched to the Card Creek Rd for a reported wildfire. Patrol 46-4 w/2 OIC-R.Sutherland responded at dispatch followed shortly by Engine 46-2 w/5 OIC - LT 46 (D.Lacher), Tanker 46-5 w/2, and Ambulance 46-7. Patrol 46-4 arrived with a large fire in an open field rapidly spreading. Upon hearing this information Lieutenant 46 requested McKean Station 3 (Star Hose Company #1) with a Utility and manpower. Patrol 46-4 then relayed information to Lieutenant 46 that the fire was inaccessible to the Engine. 

With this information Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for their UTV, Patrol, and manpower. Chief 48 (Phelps) who was in the area arrived on scene just ahead of Engine 46-2 and advised that there was approximately 3/4 acres burning in an open field. Engine 46-2 arrived with Lieutenant 46 assuming command and crew was sent up to assist Chief 48 and Patrol 46-4. Utility 34 and Chief 310 (Ernst) arrived shortly after and the fire was contained. 

Crews from Station 3, 46, and Chief 48 had the fire under control and enlarged the fire lines and extinguished hot spots. All Department 46 units were available approximately an hour after dispatch. Thanks to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department and the Star Hose Company #1 for your assistance

FOREST FIRE DANGER IS HIGH FOR FRIDAY

A special messaged forwarded from the Allegany National Forest Service:

Please note that the fire danger for the Allegheny National Forest area for tomorrow, Friday, April 18, will be HIGH. -

2 Vehicle Accident On South Avenue

2 Vehicle Accident On South Avenue

At 5:04 PM on Thursday, Bradford Township Fire Rescue & Bradford Ambulance to South Avenue & Hemlock Street for a 2 vehicle crash with possible injury.

4/17/2014 4:06 PM FIRE / WILDFIRE 259 COLLUM RD LAWRENCE TWP

4/17/20144:06 PMFIRE / WILDFIRE259 COLLUM RDLAWRENCE TWP

Coudersport Ambulance To South Main Street

Coudersport Ambulance To South Main Street

At 4:43 PM on Thursday,  Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 to South Main Street for a medical emergency.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Harford Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-04-16 to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Harford Twp, Susquehanna county. 402CSL - Failure to adopt pollution prevention measures required or prescribed by DEP by handling materials that create a danger of pollution.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Blossburg Boro

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Blossburg Boro Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2014-04-05 00:00:00 at site DCNR 595 92H 51392 in Blossburg Boro township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Blossburg Boro Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2014-04-03 00:00:00 at site DCNR 595 19H 50286 in Blossburg Boro township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

2 Vehicle Accident On I-86 At MM 122

2 Vehicle Accident On I-86 At MM 122

At 3:41 PM on Thursday, Almond Fire & Ambulance dispatched to Interstate 86 for a 2 vehicle accident at mile marker 122. Both vehicles in the median. Mutual Aid from Alfred Station requested and then cancelled.

Update for Route 255 Project in Saint Marys, Week of April 21

Update for Route 255 Project in Saint Marys, Week of April 21

Saint Marys – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys is continuing as spring weather warms up. The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in Saint Marys. Once the project completes in late summer 2014, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.

Activity the week of April 21 will include:

• The contractor will begin work on Monday morning at 7 a.m. and continue through Friday morning. Work will be performed 24-hours per day.

• During nighttime hours, Route 255 will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound between Vine Street and State Street (Route 120) for the installation of storm drainage pipe.

• During daytime hours, State Street (Route 120) will be restricted to one lane between South St Marys Street (Route 255) and Rock Street for paving and line painting. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic. Expect traffic delays and congestion.

• During daytime hours, Route 255 will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound between Vine Street and State Street for the installation of sanitary sewer lines.

• Vine Street will remain closed between South Saint Marys Street (Route 255) and Chestnut Street. Motorists are to follow the signed detour route. This portion of Vine Street will remain closed until further notice. The closure is required for the installation of a sanitary sewer line.

• West Arch Street will continue to be closed between South Saint Marys Street (Route 255) and Rock Street. Motorists are to follow the signed detour. This portion of West Arch Street will remain closed until further notice.

• During daytime hours, the contractor will be installing sidewalk along State Street (Route 120).

• During daytime hours, the contractor will be paving previously disturbed areas on East Mill Street, Race Street, East Arch Street, and Vine Street. Expect traffic delays and congestion.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone. Motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling through the work zone and to obey the posted speed limit.

Overall work includes pavement repair, drainage improvements, addition of a right-turn lane for Route 255 northbound traffic at Vine Street, re-alignment of the Arch Street intersection, a right turn lane on Route 120 east for traffic heading south on Route 255, and other construction items. Dave Gutelius Excavating Inc. of Mifflinburg is the contractor on this $12.8 million project.

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County, April 21 – April 25, 2014

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County, April 21 – April 25, 2014

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of April 21 through April 25, 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:

Sign Crew:
• State Route: SR 0006 (Galeton/Phoenix Area) Sign Repairs

Grading:
• State Route: 4025 (Brizzie Hollow Road) Monday & Tuesday

Bridge Crew:
• State Route: 0244 (Genesee Area) Monday-Bridge Repair
• State Route: 3001 (Wharton Area) Tuesday-Bridge Repair
• State Route: 2002 ( Galeton Area) Wednesday-Bridge Repair
• State Route: 4005 (Whitney Creek Area) Thursday & Friday-Bridge Repair

Bridge Flushing:
● Various State Routes in the Coneville Area
● State Route: 0049 (Coudersport & Ulysses Area)

Sweeping Roads:
● Various State Routes in the Coudersport Area

Repair Washouts:
● State Route: 2002 (Galeton/Germania Area)

Cameron County 0240

Slide Repair:
● State Route: 0120, 0872, & 3001 Slide Repair

Sweeping:
● Various Bridges Throughout The County

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

● LTT Trucking: State Route 1016 (North Fork Road) Bridge Replacement –Road Closure – Detour in Place (effective April 21)

Hills Creek Road Base Repairs Start Tomorrow

Hills Creek Road Base Repairs Start Tomorrow

Roadway base repairs are planned for Route 4039 (Hills Creek Road) in Charleston Township, Tioga County, starting tomorrow, April 18.

A PennDOT maintenance crew will start the work at 8 a.m. daily, and the road will be closed except for local traffic. A red-arrow () detour will be in place using Hills Creek Lake Road.

Any motorists traveling in the area are asked to follow the signed detour.

Work is expected to be completed in two days, Friday and Monday, pending favorable weather.

Work at the ‘Blinker Parkway’ Intersection to Re-start Next Week

Work at the ‘Blinker Parkway’ Intersection to Re-start Next Week

DuBois – Work to improve the Route 119/322 “Blinker Parkway” intersection in Sandy Township will resume on Monday, April 21. When work is finished, area drivers will be able to travel through a wider intersection with improved visibility and enhanced safety.

Beginning Monday, area drivers can expect temporary lane closures and daylight flagging as the contractor begins work on final milling and paving of the roadway.

Finish work will also include sign installation and pavement markings. Drivers should expect short delays through this area. Work is expected to last until mid-May.


Overall project work has included construction of turning lanes, roadway widening, slight roadway re-alignment, drainage improvements, new curbing and sidewalk, curb ramps, and traffic signal upgrades.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. H.R.I. Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $1.3 million project. PennDOT reminds drivers to be cautious in all work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Great Job Seneca Highlands CTC National Technical Honor Society 2014

Seneca Highlands CTC National Technical Honor Society 2014


Front Row(L-R): Alexis Penick (HA) Port Allegany, Anastasia Kreckel (HA) Smethport, Molly Taylor (HA) Smethport, Sarah Fuller (CUL) Oswayo Valley Middle: Shane Ryder (HEM) Otto Eldred, Devin Crowe (MWO) Otto Eldred, Austin Smoker (HEM) Cameron County, Brody Himes (MWO) Smethport, Tom Lamont (BCO) Otto Eldred Top: Brandon Raymo (HEM) Port Allegany, Garrett Brugh (HEM) Otto Eldred, Andrew Lawrence (HEM) Oswayo Valley, Kyle Simons (AUTO) Oswayo Valley, Adam Farmelo (MWO) Otto Eldred, Cory Burr (BCO) Port Allegany, Tristan Evens (BCO) Port Allegany

The Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany started a National Technical Honor Society Chapter in October, 2013. They held their very first induction ceremony on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Career Center welcomed the above juniors and seniors from the attending local high schools. Students must have maintained a 3.0 GPA at their home school, earned a 93% or above at the Career Center for the first two marking periods and had less than three absences.

A reception for students, parents, and attending administrators from several sending schools followed the ceremony. Coffee, lemonade, cookies and cake were provided by the CTC’s Chef Paul Farmelo and his culinary students.

Roulette Dispatched To Wildfire On Trout Brook Road

Roulette Dispatched To Wildfire On Trout Brook Road

At 2:42 PM on Thursday, Roulette Fire Dept. dispatched to 43 Trout Brook Road for a wildfire.

2:55 PM--FIRE UNDER CONTROL 
3:16 PM--COMMAND TERMINATED, UNITS RETURNING. 

4/17/14 At 2:42 pm Roulette Chemical Engine Company #1 was dispatched to a wildfire on the Trout Brook Rd. Chief 46-20 (Sprankle) was on scene immediately and reported a small pile of brush on fire with a small brush fire and assumed Roulette Command. Engine 46-2 w/5 OIC - LT 46 (D.Lacher), Patrol 46-4 w/2 OIC-FF R.Sutherland and Ambulance 46-7 responded in two minutes. Command requested the engine upon arrival, to stretch a pre-connect to extinguish the brush pile while 46-4's crew utilize the Indian cans and rakes to mop up the small brush fire. All Department 46 units were available after about a half hour.

Thomas A. Szafran, 64, of 296 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA

Thomas A. Szafran, 64, of 296 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his residence.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 372 East Main St., Bradford, and again on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 10am to 11am in the First Baptist Church 71 Congress St., Bradford, and at 11:00am funeral services will be held. 

A complete obituary will follow tomorrow. Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Tractor-Trailer Rollover On Rt. 243 Near Rushford

Tractor-Trailer Rollover On Rt. 243 Near Rushford


At 2:30 PM on Thursday, Rushford & Houghton have been dispatched to a tractor-trailer roll over on Rt. 243 at the intersection of County Road 23.  Medic 700 dispatched.  Patient transported by ambulance to Warsaw Hospital.

HAZMAT TEAM DISPATCHED FOR LEAKING LIQUID MANURE RUNNING TOWARD RUSHFORD LAKE.

Thompson Announces Veteran Outreach Event in Lock Haven

Thompson Announces Veteran Outreach Event in Lock Haven
Informational seminar scheduled for May 23, 2014 with federal departments
and agencies open to all military, veterans, and their families
Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today announced he will be holding an outreach event for veterans on Friday, May 23, 2014, in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.  The informational seminar, which will include officials from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the Small Business Administration (SBA), is open to all military, veterans, and their families.
VA officials will discuss health care benefits, readjustment benefits, continuing education, and housing assistance programs.  DOL officials will discuss veterans preference and reemployment rights, licensing and certification, specific assistance to female veterans, and employment and training programs, including the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).  SBA officials will discuss resources, including grant opportunities, available to help start or grow businesses.  Following the presentations, officials will be available for questions.
In addition to department and agency representatives, Rep. Thompson and his staff will be on hand during the event to answer questions, assist veterans with casework, and schedule future meetings with departments and agencies. 
Similar to previous years, Rep. Thompson’s veteran outreach will coincide with related activities and meetings.  During the first week of May, he will be meeting with Guard and Reserve units from across the district.  On May 23, 2014, prior to the informational seminar, he will attend Clinton County’s Veteran Memorial Day Service.
Details of the event are as follows
WHO:

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5)
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)


WHEN:
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 7:00PM

WHERE:

American Legion
20 S Grove Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745

For questions on the event, please contact Rep. Thompson’s Bellefonte Office at (814) 353-0215.

Eldred Dispatched For Ruptured Natural Gas Line

Eldred Dispatched For Ruptured Natural Gas Line

At 1:48 PM on Thursday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a ruptured natural gas line behind 100 Moody Hollow Loop Road.

Dennis L. Wilfong, 59, of U.S. Route 6, Port Allegany, PA

Dennis L. Wilfong, 59, of U.S. Route 6, Port Allegany, PA, passed away Wednesday (April 16, 2014) in UPMC Hamot in Erie.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary by the Switzer Funeral Home of Port Allegany.

Everyone Is Invited To Annual Easter Egg Hunt At Coudersport Fire Dept. Station 48 Saturday At 1:00 PM


$35K Awarded To Journalists To Tour Marcellus Shale Fracking Documentary

$35K Awarded To Journalists To Tour Marcellus Shale Fracking Documentary

PENNSYLVANIA — Investigative news nonprofit Public Herald has won $35,000 to tour its investigative documentary Triple Divide about fracking in the Marcellus Shale across the United States.

Public Herald is one of eight winners in the first round of INNovation Fund grants awarded by the Investigative News Network (INN) with funds from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The INNovation Fund has chosen Public Herald and others “to undertake innovative projects that will bring their organization closer to financial sustainability.”

"We are thrilled to be awarded this grant," said Public Herald co-founder Joshua Pribanic. "We're also very grateful to the public who got us here. So far we've been able to do our work because of them."

Public Herald’s tour will demonstrate how documentary can inform and engage new audiences and members. "We publish online but have spent a lot of time in front of real audiences with Triple Divide, and when people see our work they want to support the kind of reporting we do," said co-founder Melissa Troutman.

Edinboro Film Series hosts Triple Divide at Edinboro University
Narrated with help from Academy-award nominated actor Mark Ruffalo, Triple Divide is Public Herald's first feature-length documentary, the culmination of nearly two years of reporting. Thanks to the INNovation Fund, Pribanic and Troutman, who co-wrote, directed, edited and produced Triple Divide, will now reach new communities across the country.

"Our investigations cover cradle-to-grave impacts not covered anywhere else, such as the predrill water testing problem and pressure bulb effect of fracking," said Pribanic. "This information is crucial for areas where fracking is ongoing or just getting started."

In addition to the documentary, audiences will be introduced to Public Herald's #fileroom transparency project at Publicfiles.org, working to create an online database of oil and gas files.

Journalists and Public Herald co-founders Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman high-five in celebration of their INNovation Fund award to tour their investigative documentary Triple Divide across the country.
"We also plan to tour the country in an electric vehicle," said Troutman. "Our aim is to expose both online and 'offline' audiences to the culture and sustainability of emerging transportation and energy technology."

Public Herald is now accepting tour stop proposals from groups and individuals across the country who want to screen Triple Divide. To add your state, email Melissa@publicherald.org and Joshua@publicherald.org. See video clips and tour dates at TripleDivideFilm.org.

Triple Divide is set in the watersheds of the triple continental divide in northern Pennsylvania, one of only four in all of North America. Public Herald thanks Mountain Watershed Association for fiscally sponsoring the U.S. tour project and empowering communities through watershed awareness, advocacy and restoration.
You can follow the tour by tuning in on Twitter @PublicHerald and #TripleDivide. Read more about the winning projects at Investigativenewsnetwork.org/innovation.

CApitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer




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Thursday, April 17, 2014 The latest news from the State Capitol

Second Amendment Action Day April 29
 
 
 

The ninth annual Second Amendment Action Day at the state Capitol is set for Tuesday, April 29, at 10 a.m. The event, which typically draws hundreds of people from across the Commonwealth, is an opportunity for lawmakers, organizations and individuals to show their support for protecting Second Amendment rights. Among those organizations expected to take part are the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania, National Rifle Association, Firearm Owners Against Crime, Gun Owners of America and many more. The event will be streamed live at RepCauser.com.
  

Kids’ Fest 2014 Set for April 26


The McKean County Collaborative Board and the Bradford Family YMCA are hosting a Kids’ Fest event on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the YMCA on Boylston Street. The free event for children (from birth to age 5) and their families will include more than 60 vendors offering interactive displays, developmental screenings (advance registration required by calling the YMCA at 814-368-6101), early learning resources, YMCA adventure center and more. My office will be on hand with craft activities for kids and helpful information for parents, so be sure to stop by!
   
 
More Child Protection Bills Now Law


 
This week, four more bills aimed at protecting Pennsylvania children were signed into law by the governor, bringing the total to 17 new laws enacted in response to the findings of the Task Force on Child Protection created in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky case. Among the bills are those to increase penalties for people who are mandated to report suspected child abuse but fail to do so; expand the list of professions that are mandated reporters; require training on child abuse recognition and reporting; and protect people who report suspected child abuse in good faith from employment discrimination.