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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Discounts On Echo Yard & Garden Tools At BG's Engine Clinic In Roulette

The 62nd annual Woodsmen's Show will be held on Friday August 1st, Saturday August 2nd and Sunday August 3rd at Cherry Springs State Park.

The 62nd annual Woodsmen's Show will be held on Friday August 1st, Saturday August 2nd and Sunday August 3rd at Cherry Springs State Park.



On Friday 15 wood carvers will be featured in a carving competition. After the contest the carvings will be auctioned off.

Saturday the lumberjacks will compete in the arena. These world class competitors will compete most all afternoon.

Sunday afternoon the popular horse pulling competitors will perform.

Saturday there will be live entertainment. Everyday there will be food vendors and interesting displays and shops.

The Woodsmen's Show is sponsored by the Galeton Rotary Club. The profits from this annual fund raiser has allowed the club to contribute over $500,000. to Galeton projects for the benefit of the community, including school scholarships, various schools needs, tennis courts, new town library and park and help in attracting businesses for the town and area.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lewis Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-07-17 00:00:00 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC for site CORNWALL NORTH UNIT 4H in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lewis Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-07-17 00:00:00 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC for site CORNWALL NORTH UNIT 3H in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lewis Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-07-17 00:00:00 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC for site CORNWALL NORTH UNIT 2H in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lewis Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-07-17 00:00:00 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC for site CORNWALL NORTH UNIT 1H in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Mc Kean County elected officials to see salary hikes in 2016

http://kanerepublican.com/node/7427

Vandalism at the Austin Dam Under Investigaation

Vandalism at the Austin Dam

by Jamie Buzzard-McFall
 

Recently there was damage done to the lawn at the Austin Dam Memorial Park. One or more persons took vehicles to the campground area of the park and spun donuts. This did a tremendous amount of damage to an area approximately 90' by 130'. State police have been notified and are investigating. They will be keeping an eye on the park.

Everyone really needs to understand and appreciate the work that goes into maintaining the park. A lot of time and money is donated by good people and it is a terrible shame that there are people who don't respect it. If you know anything about this incident, please contact the State Police.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Water Street

At 11:47 PM on Tuesday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 dispatched to Water Street for a female fall victim.

Power outages in Bradford and Emporium areas tonight

http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/pa.html
Power outages in Bradford and Emporium areas tonight. 

Bradford estimated to be 1:30 AM before power is restored. In Emporium area, the outage was first scheduled to be fixed by 11:30, but that time has been moved to 1:00 AM. Click the map to check for current updates.

Youth Group will be selling CHICKEN BBQ dinners on Saturday, August 2nd from 11:00a.m in Bradford

Open Arms Community Church's Epic Faith Youth Group will be putting on a BBQ Chicken Fundraiser, to help them raise money for their Mission Trip to New York City. 

"In New York City, we will be feeding the homeless, serving in soup kitchens, praying with people, and working with other community outreaches. All funds earned will go directly towards supplies needed to feed the homeless.", says Assistant Pastor Justin Willoughby.

The youth group will be selling CHICKEN BBQ dinners on Saturday, August 2nd from 11:00a.m until out. Meals will include BBQ chicken and 2 sides and a roll. The event will take place in The Save-A-Lot parking lot located at 75 Forman St. in Bradford.

Recalls

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Sausage Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
A facility doing business as Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wis., is recalling approximately 82,440 pounds of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen

Bradford Dispatched To Unknown Type Fire

Bradford Dispatched To Unknown Type Fire

At 9:02 PM on Tuesday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. dispatched to Interstate Parkway for an unknown type fire.

7th Year To Fill A Backpack

As we head in to our 7th year of collecting school supplies and filling backpacks for children in need we would like to Thank everyone for their continued support…we could never keep going without the continued support of our local communities.

In 2008 when we started the program we honestly never thought that it would continue to grow as much as it has. When we started we were distributing in 3 towns and have now grown to 6 different counties including Cameron, McKean, Tioga, Lycoming, Bradford and Potter and well over 40 different towns. As the need continues to grow our organization will as well.

At this time our main objective is to raise money to be able to purchase backpacks for the 2014 distribution year. Due to the cost of purchasing a backpack we have minimal backpacks donated. We work closely with a wholesaler that offers us free shipping due to the size of our orders. We continue to look for the best pricing available to help make our funds go farther each year. Our order for backpack’s this year consisted of 1,020 backpacks for a total cost of over $7,300 which has pretty much depleted our backup funds. We are hoping to bring in additional funds by continuing to do our fundraisers, etc. to help cover the costs of this year’s backpack order.

Once again we will be doing as many fundraisers as possible along with our 12 Days of Christmas raffle in hopes of raising some additional funds to replace what we spent on backpacks.

Please remember that we are a 501©3 organization which means that any donation made to the To Fill A Backpack program is deductible on your following years taxes. We will gladly issue a receipt for any donation made if you would like one. Just ask for one when you mail your donation and one will be returned to you.

We are headed in to this collection year full bore in hopes of expanding even farther. We are still working on the Kane and Mt. Jewett areas.

Our current drop off locations are Perry’s Store – Austin, Coudersport Public Library & KOS, Inc. – Coudersport, Main Street Fitness – Eldred, Copy Katz & Endeavor News - Emporium , Galeton Public Library – Galeton, Genesee Township Office - Genesee, PA, Creative Cuts, Gold Mountain, Knoxville Post Office & Prime PC – Knoxville, HMAC & Northwest Bank – Lawrenceville, First Citizens Community Bank

Main Branch & First Citizens Community Bank Walmart Branch – Mansfield, First Citizens Community Bank – Millerton, Everyday Happy-nings - Port Allegany, Roulette Township Office & Drabee’s Mini Mart -

Roulette, Ed’s Service & Oswayo Valley Senior Ctr – Shinglehouse, HMAC & Pudgies – Wellsboro, Northern Tier Solid Waste - Troy

If anyone would like to make a monetary donation they can send a check or money order to To Fill A Backpack - Attn: Donations - 81 Burleson Avenue - Roulette, PA 16746. You can also make a donation with a credit card by going to www.tofillabackpack.org and click on the "Make A Donation By Credit Card" at the bottom of the screen. This will take you to a secure server where you can process your donation by credit card.

Andrew L. Kulp, Jr., President
To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McKean County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McKean County
Playing Bingo

Group
The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of McKean County hosted their Summer Picnic on July 16th at Hamlin Lake Park in Smethport. The Smethport Rotary Club sponsored the event. Rotary Club members helped Big Brothers Big Sisters staff with set up, clean up, and facilitated the Bingo game. Patch Products, Smethport’s local toy factory, graciously donated prizes for all who attended. Trooper Dan Woods of the Kane Based State Police conducted an interactive safety presentation for participants. Non-perishable food items were collected and donated to the Smethport Food Pantry.
Trooper Dan Woods of the Kane Based State Police
Big Brothers Big Sisters of McKean County has 52 children waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. If you would like to volunteer with the Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, please call locally: 814-887-5591 or toll free: 1-877-776-1636.




Farmer Market Opens in Emporium Saturday

Farmer Market Opens in Emporium Saturday

For the second summer in a row, Emporium will host a Farmers Market on Fourth Street. The first vendor will set up Saturday, July 26 in the middle of Emporium. Uhl’s 4 Star Farm will have items grown at their farm in Kersey.

The chamber of commerce invites others to set up in the same location. Last year Alpaca Creations sold hand knitted and handspun yarn. “It is hoped that more vendors will take advantage of the prime downtown space offered by the owner of the vacant lot,” says executive director Tina Johns Solak. There is no fee.

This once a week venture provides those holding farmer market vouchers a local place to redeem the certificates. The farmers market will be open 9am-noon each Saturday as long as the vendors have items to sell.

Fall Flea Market Marks A Return

Fall Flea Market Marks A Return

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce planning for the 2nd annual Fall Flea Market. It will be held the same weekend as the Sinnemahone 50k, on Saturday October 18.

“Last year was the first time this event was held. We wanted to provide an event for those that traveled with participants of the grueling race,” explained Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak. “The race has a ten hour time limit, giving time for those supporting the participants’ time to browse.”

The Fall Flea Market is open to anyone selling food, household items, or crafts, and not limited to Cameron County residents. Vendors are assigned spots along Broad Street, Third and Fourth Streets. To reserve a spot a $10.00 fee must be paid and vendors are assigned on a first come first serve basis. Reservations are being taken at the chamber office at 34 East Fourth Street or by calling 814-486-4314.

Sinnemahone 50K Sets Training Runs

Sinnemahone 50K Sets Training Runs

Sinnemahone 50k is set for Saturday October 18. In advance two training runs will be held. Both organized runs will be held on Sundays. On Sunday September 7, participants will run a portion of the 25k course. Runners are asked to meet at the Buttonwood Motel & Restaurant at 1pm. The training run will begin and end at the Buttonwood Motel & Restaurant.

The second training run begins at Whitehead Trail and continues to the Buttonwood Motel & Restaurant. Participants will be transported from the Buttonwood Motel & Restaurant to Ridge Road. That training is set for Sunday September 28 at 1pm.

Those portions of the course will be marked and open for individual training runs. Registration is open until October 3 and can be done online at https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=27680. More information is available at the website www.sinnemahone.org.

Hilltop Dispatched For Ruptured Gas Line

Hilltop Dispatched For Ruptured Gas Line

At 5:09 PM on Tuesday, Hilltop Fire Dept. dispatched to a trailer park for a ruptured gas line.

Dr. Elmer C. Myers, Jr., 74, of Gifford, PA

Dr. Elmer C. Myers, Jr., 74, of Gifford, PA, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at his residence. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced by the Hollenbeck Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., with a full obituary. 

 Online condolences can be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Frederic E. Anderson, 86, of Coudersport, PA

Frederic E. Anderson
Frederic E. Anderson, 86, of Coudersport, PA died July 21, 2014 at Sweden Valley Manor.

Born April 20, 1928 he was the son of E. W. and Moree E. Nelson Anderson. On June 18, 1949 he married Margie Ford Anderson who preceded him in death July 20, 2011.

Fred was a very active member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport where he served in many leadership roles. He was the Coudersport Elementary School principal for many years until his retirement. He was a founding member of the Coudersport Service Club, member of the Masons, on the board of directors of Cole Memorial Hospital, and an honorary director of Cole Memorial Hospital. Fred was a very enthusiastic sports fan.

Fred is survived by his daughters; Moree (Butch) Haskins, Coudersport, PA, Kim (Bob) Dovey, Mercersburg, PA, Jami (Chris) Palmatier, Virginia Beach, VA, Jodi (John) Dubots, Temecula, CA, son; Dirk (Lisa Weber) Anderson, Pittsburg, PA, brother; John Gerry (Lois) Anderson, Philadelphia, PA, thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Friends and family are invited to Fred’s Life Celebration August 2, 2014 at the First United Presbyterian Church, 402 North Main St., Coudersport, PA with a receiving of friends from 12pm-2pm, and a memorial service to follow at 2pm the Rev. Evon Lloyd officiating. Burial in the Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport, PA.

Memorials may be made to the Potter County Hospice, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915 , Sweden Valley Manor, 1028 East Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915 or First United Presbyterian Church, 402 North Main St. Coudersport, PA 16915.

Arrangements held by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home Ltd., (A Life Celebration Home) 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

Automatic Fire Alarm At Cole Memorial Hospital

Automatic Fire Alarm At Cole Memorial Hospital

At 4:13 PM on Tuesday, Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at Cole Memorial Hospital.

HOSPITAL MAINTENANCE REPORTS ELECTRICAL FIRE IN SHORT PROCEDURE ROOM. FIRE IS OUT. REQUEST FIRE DEPT. CANCEL.

Dump Truck Crashes Off Rt. 19 in Willing

Dump Truck Crashes Off Rt. 19 in Willing

At 3:46 PM on Tuesday, Willing Fire & Wellsville Ambulance dispatched to a dump truck accident off State Route 19 at the Jack Bridge Intersection. Truck is reported over the embankment.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/NO INJURY Address: E 4TH ST and S SPRUCE ST City: EMPORIUM

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/NO INJURY
Address: E 4TH ST and S SPRUCE ST
City: EMPORIUM
Cross Streets: N SPRUCE ST * E ALLEGANY AVE

Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD;
ST MARYS AMB; EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
7/22/2014 3:12:30 PM

Gannon University courses and degrees available locally

Gannon University courses and degrees available locally

Gannon University is offering courses at the Coudersport and Port Allegany offices of the Potter County Education Council (PCEC), as well as 7 additional locations. Courses include: First-Year Seminar; College Algebra; Business Technology I: College Composition; Principles of Management; Principles of Marketing; Managerial Accounting; Introduction to Literature; Business and Professional Communication; U.S. Government and Politics; and Philosophy of Knowledge. The registration deadline is August 15, 2014 and classes start August 25, 2014. For more information or to register, contact Janine Morley at (814) 274-4877 or janine@pottercountyedcouncil.org or Jocelyn Hamilton.Bash at (814) 603-1229 or jhamilton.bash@ecuapa.org .

Through an innovative partnership with Gannon University and the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny, PCEC is offering residents of Potter and McKean County access to two reduced tuition associated degree programs.

Full time students can complete their degrees in as little as two years and can choose from an Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies or an Associate of Science in Business Administration. If you are not interested in a full associate degree at this time, you can choose the course or courses you need for personal or professional development, or take courses to transfer towards a degree program at another regional college or university.

This program is perfect for adults interested in earning a college degree, residents who feel college is too expensive to be an option, individuals who want a second chance at college, and high school students who want to earn college credits at a reduced rate. It’s an affordable, convenient way to earn an associate degree or take general education courses close to home. Tuition for this program is heavily reduced, approximately the same cost as out of county tuition for most PA Community Colleges, with additional tuition discounts available for eligible high school students interested in dual enrollment.

Author Patricia German Slye will offer a book signing and talk Saturday

Author Patricia German Slye will offer a book signing and talk Saturday, July 26th from noon til 3:00 pm at Hamlin Memorial Library in Smethport. Slye, who writes under the pen name Ageless Sage, is a native of Smethport but has called the Pittsburgh area home for more than 35 years. She holds a Master’s in Journalism and Communications, is a Third Level Reiki Master and a certified Spiritual Counselor. A published author, Patricia has written poetry since childhood and journaled for more than 30 years.

Her first book, published in October of 2013 is BACK PORCH MORNINGS: My Journey to Peace. This is a memoir that recounts the past 20 years of the author’s life: finding life affirming love, suffering through heart rending loses and learning to live again. Her second book, ONE HEART’S WISDOM Sage Advice for Everyday Life was published this past April.

“Skip” Francis L. Kramer, 67, of Smethport, PA

“Skip” Francis L. Kramer, 67, of Smethport, PA, died Saturday (July 19, 2014) at his residence in Smethport.

He was born April 12, 1947 in Bradford, a son of Truman and Sarah Cole Kramer. On August 20, 1977, in Portville, NY, he married Evelyn E. Young, who survives.

Mr. Kramer was a graduate of Bradford High School and had been employed by the Smethport Borough for 18 years, leaving as Superintendent, he worked for Costa’s Hardware for 13 years, and lastly, he worked as a self employed mechanic, owning and operating Kramer’s Repair Shop in Smethport.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

two daughters: Laurie Gullett of Jamestown, NY and Patty McLean of Everett, WA

one son: Frank (Crysta) Kramer of Cyclone

9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren

one sister: Susanne (Melvin) Easton of Kane

several nieces and nephews, and special nieces: Rose, Linda, Jessie, and Kelly

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Joseph Kramer and one sister, Alice June Irvin.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 25, at 11:00 am at the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor, officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701, or The MDS Foundation, 4573 South Broad St. Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

SUMMER BLOCK PARTY Sunday, July 27th from 2-4p.m. at The Grace Lutheran Church in Bradford

SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

Open Arms Community Church and Grace Lutheran Ministries team up to host a SUMMER BLOCK PARTY for the community of Bradford!

"We just want to demonstrate an act of kindness to our community, by offering them free food and free fun. All are welcome." says Justin Willoughby, Assistant Pastor of Open Arms Community Church.

Both churches will be feeding the community of Bradford as an act of kindness absolutely, free with no strings attached.

The free event will take place on Sunday, July 27th from 2-4p.m. at The Grace Lutheran Church parking lot located at 79 Mechanic Street in Bradford, PA.

The McKean 4-H Horse Program held their annual Round-up at the McKean County fairgrounds

4-H Horse Round-up
The McKean 4-H Horse Program held their annual Round-up at the McKean County fairgrounds. 36 youth participated in 50 contests, earning spots in the upcoming District Horse Show to be held at the McKean County Fairgrounds August 23-24. 


In the photo, Bethany Bednez, a member of the McKean County Wranglers 4-H Club, is driving a miniature horse, Galloping G. Rejoice (“Molly”) owned by Jessica DeHaven, the passenger in the cart. Scott Turner from Renfrew, PA, judged the show.

McKean 4-H Clubs are part of Penn State Extension’s youth development programming. Traditional clubs are open to youth aged 8-19. Screened adult volunteers are also needed to contribute their experience, talent, and time through club participation and leadership. Penn State Extension encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. 

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the McKean County Extension Office in advance of your participation. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups. 

Nondiscrimination: http://guru.psu.edu/policies/AD85.html

McKean County Fair Queens


“Climate Change: Seeing Through the Nonsense; Getting Beyond the Hopelessness,” tonight (Tuesday, July 22) at 7:00 pm.

First Presbyterian Church of Coudersport will host a lecture and discussion,

 “Climate Change: Seeing Through the Nonsense; Getting Beyond the Hopelessness,” tonight (Tuesday, July 22) at 7:00 pm. 

The event is free and open to the public.

The evening’s presenter is former Coudersport resident Dr. Mike Aucott, an environmental consultant and energy researcher and adjunct professor of chemistry at the College of New Jersey. Aucott will discuss the evidence for climate change, share thoughts on why we should care, and lead a discussion on what people can do about it in their everyday lives.

First Presbyterian Church is located at 402 N. Main Street.

Roulette Ambulance To Lanninger Creek Road

At 11:00 AM on Tuesday, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to Lanninger Creek Road for an injury.

Welcoming Eva Marie Colbey who was born on July 19th at Cole Memorial

It’s a Girl!
Lisa Newton and Travis Colbey from Shinglehouse, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Eva Marie Colbey who was born on July 19th at Cole Memorial. Eva weighed 5 pounds and 5.2 ounces.  She joins her sister Laya, 9.

Maternal Grandparents: Clyde and Gerri Newton of Shinglehouse, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Jan Osborn of Shinglehouse, PA.

Paternal Grandparents: Preston and Patsy Colbey of Manheim, PA.

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Evelyn Colbey of Harrisburg, PA.

Gustin's Auto & Truck Service In Roulette, PA

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced RN or LPN To Join Our Team

http://www.swedenvalleymanor.com/careers

Monday, July 21, 2014

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44

At 10:53 PM on Monday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 to Route 44 for a bee sting reaction.

PA CleanWays Recycles Over 2,000 Tires


PA CleanWays Recycles Over 2,000 Tires
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(CAPTION: L to R: Jeff Tanner, President of PA CleanWays and Charlie Jones, Supervisor at the Smethport Borough Sheds, stand in front of a loaded trailer of tires bound for recycling.)

PA CleanWays of McKean County, an affiliate of Keep PA Beautiful, completed a successful tire recycling program at the Smethport Borough Sheds on Route 6 in Smethport, PA, this past Saturday. Fourteen volunteers worked to remove 2,000 tires from the McKean County landscape. Three Townships and residents across McKean County participated in the event. The tires are trucked to Mahantango Enterprises, Inc. in Liverpool, PA, where 100% of the tires will be recycled. The organizations involved in the tire project included PA CleanWays, Penn State Extension, McKean County Conservation District, McKean County Adult Probation, Costas Hardware, and the Smethport Borough Council.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups. Nondiscrimination: http://guru.psu.edu/policies/AD85.html

Roulette Ambulance To Atkins Road

At 6:36 PM on Monday, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to Atkins Road for a medical emergency.

Doris K. Eley, 95, of Smethport, PA

Doris K. Eley, 95, of Smethport, PA, died Sunday (July 20, 2014) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Ctr., Smethport.

She was born January 4, 1919 in Betula, a daughter of Charles and Anna Buck Keenan. On October 11, 1941, in Smethport, PA, she married George B. Eley, who died March 28, 1981.

Mrs. Eley was a graduate of Smethport High School and attended secretarial school at Jamestown Business College in Jamestown, NY.

She was employed as a secretary/clerk at the Quaker State Oil Refinery in Farmers Valley.

She was a member of Coleville Christian Gospel Church of Farmers Valley, where she was also secretary for many years.

She is survived by:

two daughters: Katherine A. (Raymond) Snyder of Smethport and Barbara J. Bartholomew of Duke Center

one son: Thomas G. (Debra) Eley of Smethport

6 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren and 4 Step Great Grandchildren

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Keenan.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 23, from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M., at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. Funeral and committal services will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, July 24, at 11 A.M., with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Coleville Christian Gospel Church, Farmers Valley, PA, or the McKean County Special Olympics, P.O. Box 101, Bradford, PA 16701. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

Henry E. Jones, 69, of 19 Leigh St. Bradford, PA

Henry E. Jones, 69, of 19 Leigh St. Bradford, PA, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 surrounded by his loving family, at the Bradford Manor.

Born May 1, 1945 in Norton OH, he was a son of the late Charles and Jane (Klingensmith) Jones. He attended Bradford High School.

He was employed at Ethan Allen, Case Cutlery and later as a groundskeeper at Penn Hills Country Club for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving is one daughter, Christy E. Jones, of Lewis Run, two grandchildren Ashley Easton and Bryan Williams, five sisters, Clara Lathrop, of Crosby, Leona Reed, of State Collage, Shirley Shirley, of Warren, Jane Diehl, of Emporium, and Linda Bennett, of Bradford, three brothers, Richard Jones, of Pleasantville, Jim Bailey, of Kane, and Kenneth Bailey, of Emporium, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant sister Mary Jones and one brother Calvin Charley Jones Sr.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. Friends will be invited to attend Celebration of Life on August 16, 2014 at the small pavilion at Callahan Park at 12:30pm. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Families of Mary Jane Baker Say Thanks...

The families of Mary Jane Baker wish to express our sincere thanks to those who supported us during her illness and passing. We give thanks for prayers, flowers, food, and cards that we received.

We also wish to thank the staff at Cole Memorial and Sweden Valley Manor for her care and also for the concern for her family during this difficult time.

Thank you also to Pastor Scott and Shirley Ogden for their prayers and visits.

No matter in what way support came to us, it was deeply appreciated.

Donald R. Johnson, 88, of Smethport, PA

Donald R. Johnson, 88, of Smethport, PA, died Sunday (July 20, 2014) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

He was born May 21, 1926 in Jamestown, NY, a son of Carl and Bertha Erickson Johnson. On Nov. 22, 1947, in Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Port Allegany, he married Audene M. Lyman, who died June 29, 2013.

Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Mt. Jewett High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.

Mr. Johnson worked as a foreman for Quaker State Oil Refinery of Farmers Valley for many years.

He was a member of McKean Lodge #388 F&AM of Smethport, a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Smethport, and was a member of the Coudersport Consistry.

He was the beloved Uncle of Barbara Olson, Denise Stachoski, Charles Morrison, Roger, Gary, Jeff, Joel, and Larry Johnson.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Honoring Mr. Johnson’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 23 at 11:00 am from the Trinity Lutheran Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Joann Piatko, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

2nd Annual Little Nipper's Tim Murphy 5k Memorial Run on Saturday

Little Nippers Tim Murphy Memorial 5k Run

The Little Nippers have announced that they will sponsor the 2nd Annual Little Nipper's Tim Murphy 5k Memorial Run on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 9:00am, at the Otto Township Memorial Park in Duke Center, Pa.

The event will include a 5k run or 1 mile fun walk. Race day registration will open on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 8:00am, with a registration fee of $20.00. Registration forms may also be picked up at Quinn Aubrey's and the Duke Center Superette in Duke Center, Pa.

Prizes will be awarded to the first male and female 5k finishers. All proceeds will support the Tim Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund and youth sports activities in the local area.

For more information, please contact Mike Miller at (814) 465-9562, or view the Facebook event page "Little Nippers Tim Murphy Memorial 5k Run, 1 Mile Walk."

Calvin B. Dennis, Jr., 51, of Warren, PA


Calvin B. Dennis, Jr.
Calvin B. Dennis, Jr., 51, of Warren, PA, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. 

He was born September 22, 1962 in Bel Air, Maryland. He was the son of the late Calvin Bradley and Janice Charline Jordan Dennis, Sr. 

He was a Warren area resident since 1980 and was a graduate of Warren Area High School Class of 1981. 

He was employed for 30 years with the Warren Area School District in the custodial department retiring in 2012. 

He was an avid fisherman, boater, gardener and especially enjoyed motorcycling.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Broadbent Dennis whom he married June 16, 2007 in Warren, PA.
1 Daughter – Marie Dennis of Jacksonville, FL
1 Stepson – Jakob Rodoski of Warren, PA.,
Mother-in-law, Carol Carter and her husband, George of Youngsville, PA., Father-in-law, George Broadbent and his wife, Phyllis of Warren, PA., 4 Siblings – Wanda Leonard of Sheffield, PA., Linda Arnold and husband, Daryl of Pylesville, MD,
Lee Dennis and wife, Jeanette of Street, MD, Diane Dunn and husband, Rick of Winchester, VA., and his companion and best friend, his Beagle, Homer. Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Stepfather, whom he considered to be his dad, Jereald Jordan.

A private memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Empire Animal Rescue Society, 2 Fancher Avenue, Salamanca, NY 14779. 

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. 

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Port Allegany Student Work On Display At Cole Memorial Hospital


Bradford Firefighters Host Station Tour For Beacon Lite Kids


WESB Updates Stabbing In Bradford


Travel to beautiful Tropical Costa Rica next spring!

Travel to beautiful Tropical Costa Rica next spring!
Remember last winter? Next year, just when you can’t wait another minute for warm weather to arrive, escape the cold, snowy Northeast and get away to beautiful Tropical Costa Rica! Highlights of this 9-day excursion include: San Jose, a coffee plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, hanging bridges, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero, a cooking demonstration and the National Theatre. An optional 3-night Jungle Adventure is also available. This educational experience will allow you to explore this tropical paradise and learn about another culture while having the time of your life!

This tour leaves on Saturday, March 21, 2015 and returns on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Registrations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations after October 14, 2014 are based on availability. A deposit of $250 per person is due upon reservation, and final payment is due by January 20, 2015. Join us for a special travel presentation on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport office. For more information or to register, go to gateway.gocollette.com/link/626634 or call (814) 274-4877.

Welcoming Dominic Joseph Thompson Jr. who was born on July 19th at Cole Memorial

It’s a Boy!
Tosha (Learn) and Dominic Thompson of Shinglehouse, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Dominic Joseph Thompson Jr. who was born on July 19th at Cole Memorial. Dominic weighed 8 pounds and 8.8 ounces.  He joins his sisters Kadence, 7; Anna Marie, 2; Lela, 1.

Maternal Grandparents: Jeff and Joanne Good of Shinglehouse, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Tom Ferrara and Janet Buenrle of Shinglehouse, PA.

Paternal Grandparents: Ronn and Angela Thompson of Shinglehouse, PA.

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Joseph and Nancy Thompson of Cuba, NY; Elma Crisafulli of Allegany, NY.

Freezer Purchased For Alliance Food Bank

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The Coudersport Rotary Club along with the Episcopal Church, Gospel Tabernacle, Citizens & Northern Bank, Northwest and First National banks raised $630.00 to purchase a freezer for the Alliance Food Bank.

Mount Jewett Dispatched To Motorcycle Accident

Mount Jewett Dispatched To Motorcycle Accident

At 2:16 PM on Monday, Mt. Jewett Fire & Ambulance with Medic 5 dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Lindholm Road near the Keating/Hamlin Township line.

Causer’s Office at Potter County Fair

Causer’s Office at Potter County Fair

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

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

Causer will have a table set up at the fair from Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1. The table will include state maps, as well as brochures and booklets on state programs and services.

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

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

DEP to Hold Public Meeting, Hearing on Former Lock Haven Laundry Property in Clinton County

DEP to Hold Public Meeting, Hearing on Former Lock Haven Laundry Property in Clinton County

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting and public hearing to discuss plans to clean up solvent contamination at the former Lock Haven Laundry property on Bellefonte Avenue.

The public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the public hearing at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Lock Haven City Hall, 20 East Church St., Lock Haven.

“Staff from DEP’s Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields program will explain the problem, review the proposed remedial solutions and answer questions,” DEP North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl said.

Environmental investigations at the Lock Haven Laundry property have identified extensive soil and groundwater contamination. The most significant area of soil contamination is located northeast of the main building and is about 50 cubic yards in volume.

The contaminated area represents a risk for construction workers when the site is eventually redeveloped, and a source for vapor intrusion from the soil into the nearby commercial buildings. Sampling at the site shows that groundwater contamination of the chlorinated solvents exceeds statewide health standards.

DEP has developed three alternative plans to address the contamination and remediate the site. The department’s preferred alternative is estimated to cost about $250,000. All three plans will be presented at the public meeting.

During the public hearing, citizens will have an opportunity to present up to five minutes of oral testimony regarding the proposed remedial actions. Written testimony of any length also will be accepted. The testimony will be recorded by a court reporter and transcribed into a written document. DEP will provide a written response to all relevant testimony provided during the public hearing.

Those who wish to present oral testimony may register that evening prior to the hearing.

Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations to participate in the proceedings should call Daniel Spadoni at 570-327-3659 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the department may accommodate your needs.

Funding for the project will be provided by the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund (HSCF). Established under the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA), the HSCF is primarily funded by fees, fines and penalties, including a portion of the unconventional gas well fee established in Act 13 of 2012.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 570-327-3636.

Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous starts July 24th at Ski Denton.

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Sign-up for tomorrow's 7/22 free Coaches' Clinic

Sign-up for tomorrow's 7/22 free Coaches' Clinic before it's too late! Call 274-5218. The experts from Champion Orthopedics & Sports Medicine will present educational tips and answer your questions about sports injuries. Dinner provided at Cole's Coudersport Wellness Center.

Neighbor's Report, Fast Response, Saves House From Kitchen Fire


Recalls

07/21/2014 09:57 AM EDT
American Health Packaging (Columbus, OH) has voluntarily recalled Lot #142588, Expiration Date, 01/2016 of Ibuprofen Tablets, USP, 600 mg, in a hospital unit dose presentation that may contain individual blistered doses labeled as Oxcarbazepine Tablets, 300 mg, lot #142544.

07/20/2014 05:53 PM EDT
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several in-store baked desserts that may contain fresh peaches, nectarines, and/or plums. The fruit was supplied by California-based Wawona Packing Company, which issued a voluntary recall when routine testing by the company showed potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Phyllis Woloszyn Karpinski, 81, of Taylor, PA

Phyllis Woloszyn Karpinski, 81, of Taylor, PA, died peacefully at home Saturday morning surrounded by her loving family after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Taylor, she was the youngest daughter born to the late Elias and Catherine Ciosmak Woloszyn and was a 1949 graduate of Taylor High School.

She was a faithful parishioner of Saints Peter and Paul Church, West Scranton, and a dedicated and enthusiastic member of their choir. 

Phyllis enjoyed bowling, quilting, baking enormous amounts of delicious Christmas cookies, family and spirited gatherings. Gardening gave her great joy, especially when she could share her bountiful harvest with others. Above all, she loved God and her cherished family.

Surviving are two daughters, Judee Clary and husband, Bob, Pittsburgh; Kathy Wong and husband, Bobby, Fairfield, NJ; three sons, Edward Jr. and wife, Dori, W. Caldwell, NJ; Joseph and wife, Lisa, Coudersport; and Anthony and wife, Allison, Taylor; twelve and grandchildren, Michelle and husband, Carmine; Frank, Matt, Kristen, Mickey, David, Debbie, Kari and husband,
Mike; Katie, Kelsey, Alese and Anthony; three great grandchildren, Camden, Luci and Chloe; a brother, Edward Woloszyn and wife, Helen, Taylor; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Sr., in 2002; two brothers, Frank and Walter and seven sisters, Mary Zabielski, Angie Frankowski, Lottie Jesuit, Julie Tomeo, Jane Smith, Bernice Kowalski and Florence Woloszyn.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saints Peter & Paul Church, 1309 W. Locust St., 18504 or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Ave., Wilkes-Barre, 18703

The funeral will be Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church, W. Locust St., Scranton. Interment will follow at Saint Stanislaus Cemetery, Morgan Highway, Scranton.

Friends may call Tuesday 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Bath salt distribution ring busted in Elk County

Bath salt distribution ring busted

By Katie Weidenboerner
katiew@thecourierexpress.com
Tri-County Sunday
 
Law enforcement officials released additional details Friday in regard to two Elk County drug busts, which disbanded an organized bath salt distribution operation.

Tammy Jean Zawatski, 38, 312 Chestnut Ave., Ridgway, and Leif Eric Moats, 40, 325 Kaul Ave., St. Marys, have been charged with racketeering, as well as selling a synthetic stimulant known as “bath salts,” dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, and other charges. Read more....

7-21-14 Recalls

07/19/2014 02:04 PM EDT

Whole Foods Market is recalling 'Chocolate Chewies' produced and sold in the Hyannis, Massachusetts location due to an undeclared tree nut allergen. The product was sold in the store between Sunday, July 13, 2014 and Friday, July 18, 2014 in clear, clamshell packaging and has a Use By date of: 7/18/14.
07/20/2014 12:10 PM EDT

Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled.
07/18/2014 04:52 PM EDT

Unique Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., (“Unique� or “the Company�) today announced a voluntary nationwide recall of all sterile drug preparations compounded by the outsourcing facility that have not reached the expiration date listed on the products. Unique is initiating the recall due to FDA’s concerns associated with Unique’s compounding facilities and compounding processes that FDA contends present a lack of sterility assurance and were observed during recent FDA inspections.
 
 

Kersey Man Killed In Dirt Bike/Pickup Truck Crash On Boone Mountain Road

http://ridgwayrecord.com/content/kersey-motorcyclist-killed-crash

Gear Up and Go Kubota Sales Event At Howards, Inc. in Coudersport

www.howardsinc.net

Hazel's Auto Sales Has A Great Selection of Used Vehicles To Choose From




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See us for Title work

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Monday Morning Insights From Coudersport Alliance Church

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G2 Gymnastics & Fitness Grand Opening, Register Now, Classes Start July 26th

www.g2gymandfitness.com

Metal Falls Off Truck & Disables Vehicle Following Behind



EMS/Police Responding To Stabbing In Bradford

EMS/Police Responding To Stabbing In Bradford

At 11:30 PM on Sunday, Police and EMS are responding to assist a 22 year old male victim of a stabbing at 119 Oakwood Avenue in Bradford.  The patient is en route to Bradford Regional Medical Center by ambulance while medics attempt to stop the bleeding.

11:43 PM--Ambulance arrived at BRMC.

VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH

By MizMonica Thomas
VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH

Nothing like a quiet evening setting on the porch and a torrential storm brews in to upset the quiet. We've had several the last few days yet it has brought in some cooler weather so I think we'll keep it. The Daylilies are in bloom take a peak at some of the beauties as you walk around town, they are a tell tale sign summer is half over.

I had a anxious weekend waiting to hear how Potter-McKean Allstars Little League Team did at sectionals. Saturday they won against Orwigsburg 9-3, they lost their second game and play Monday at 2. This is the fourth year this group has won locally and gone on to states we are so proud of them. As one of the boys said in an interview I did with them, lookout we're comin'... GO POTTER-MCKEAN!

If your wondering what's going on at the old Donavon Building across from the IGA Tim Geiger and his wife are now taking registration for their new gym opening soon in Shinglehouse. Registration is officially open for gymnastics classes on their website! They are set to open the week of July 21st with our first lesson on July 26th! Register now to reserve your spot in class at www.g2gymandfitness.com. If you have any questions, visit our FAQ section or email g2gymandfitness@gmail.com. Please register with an email that you check frequently in the chance of changes or updates. Best wishes you too the local kids are really excited!

Tuesday the 22nd at 6:00 pm, there will be a Healing Service at St. Theresa's Church on Puritan Street.

So drop in or you can reach me at 814-697-7625, mizmonica@frontier.com or my facebook page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Galeton, 7-20-13

by Martha Pennell, 
mpennell@northernpottersd.org

Summer Vacation Bible School, “The Wonders of God,” held this past week at Collins Memorial Park, proved to be a wonderful experience for the children who attended as well as the adult leaders. Each day there was singing, a Bible lesson from Pastor Tom, games, snacks, and a craft that complemented the Bible lesson. A balloon send off by each child participant was held on Friday and each child received a group picture to take home. 

Confirmation Class for young persons to prepare for church membership will resume on Sunday, July 27th, at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church from 10 am to 10:40 am. 

Celebration of July birthdays and anniversaries of each congregation will take place the same day during worship. 

The gospel of Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 (a man’s enemy sowed weeds among his crop, but he decided to wait until harvest remove them; likewise, at the end of the world the wicked will be removed from the just) was the basis for Pastor Tom’s sermon. 

The sermon title, “Welcome!” is what we extend to others on behalf of God. What he sows is always good for the benefit of people. 

If God is good, why is there ungood? 

Jesus said that the power of wickedness and darkness is an enemy to God but that people are never the enemy. That is why “welcome” is so important at church. People as saints or sinners are precious. 

Judgment is the business of God, Pastor Tom explained. 

 Only at harvest time will crop and weed be separated. In the garden of humanity we welcome everyone. Judgment waits until harvest. Acceptance, love, and welcome are friends of God.

Coudersport Dispatched To House Fire On Vine Street

Coudersport Dispatched To House Fire On Vine Street

7/20/20149:34 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE301 VINE NEXT DOORCOUDERSPORT

At 9:36 PM on Sunday, Coudersport Fire Department has been called to 301 Vine Street for a structure fire in a house next door in the kitchen.

9:39 PM--COMMAND REPORTS BURNED FOOD ON THE STOVE--FIRE OUT

OUTSIDE FIRE-TRANSFORMER Address: 200 TOBY RD City: FOX

OUTSIDE FIRE-TRANSFORMER
Address: 200 TOBY RD
City: FOX
Cross Streets: LOVERS LN * HAYES RD
POLE IS REPORTED ON FIRE
Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD
7/20/2014 8:11:43 PM

Donald R. Johnson, 88, of Smethport, PA

Donald R. Johnson, 88, of Smethport, PA, died Sunday (July 20, 2014) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Bolivar Getting Ready For 2014 Southwestern Firemen's Association Convention July 30 Thu August 2, 2014

Bolivar Fire Department volunteers have been working hard on putting together the 106th Annual SWAVF Convention that will be held in Bolivar, New York from July 30th thru August 2, 2014. There is lots of information that has become available in the last few weeks that people who are attending the convention should be aware of. Please check out www.bolivarfiredept.webs.com for updated information. The website will be updated daily as more and more final details are available. We look forward to hosting the convention and the attendees that it will bring! See everybody on July 30th!


12 Coal Cars Derail Near Williamsport


Welcome Center/Gift Shop Open At Austin Dam Park

Welcome Center/Gift Shop Open At Austin Dam Park

ruins1For many years, visitors to the Freeman Run Valley and passersby on Rt. 872 have marveled at the tall, broken concrete columns stretching across the valley floor and tried to piece it all together in their minds. They’ve yearned for more information and some interaction with knowledgeable people to help put things in perspective. 

Austin Dam Memorial Association has responded with the opening of a Welcome Center/Gift Shop at the Austin Dam Memorial Park. Staffed during peak visiting hours by volunteers, the center provides free handouts and airs a running video about the flood of Sept. 30, 1911.

Items for sale include history books, DVDs, T-shirts, hoodies, engraved glass mugs and glasses, post cards, photographs, cookbooks and others. Soft drinks and snacks are available and cash donations are accepted. Most importantly, people are on hand to answer questions and direct visitors to other information sources and points of interests. Visitors are encouraged to sign a guest book, which gives the directors an idea of how far people have traveled to see the dam ruins.  
Welcome Center/Gift Shop hours through Labor Day are noon to 3 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

admarestrooms1Among other recent additions to the park are an expanded dirt road that loops the town of Austin to the park’s northern entrance; a campground; electrical service; free wi-fi service; a “wall of history” with photographs to tell the story of the 1911 flood; a stone memorial erected by the E. O. Austin Historical Society to recall the known victims of the flood; running water; picnic areas, and rest rooms with flush toilet service. The accompanying photo was taken during the rest room construction. Potter County Trailblazers fanned out over the park last summer to lay the groundwork for the rest rooms, clear land, cut out trails, paint signs, stain the building’s siding, and collect stones for landscaping.

Mercyflight Dispatched For Bicycle Accident

Mercyflight Dispatched For Bicycle Accident

At 4:10 PM on Sunday, Wellsville Rescue has been dispatched to set up a landing zone for Mercyflight inbound for a 14 year old who wrecked his bicycle at Island Park. Wellsville Ambulance is on scene.

SMOKE INVEST(OUTSIDE)-HEAVY Address: 121 CENTER ST City: RIDGWAY_BORO

SMOKE INVEST(OUTSIDE)-HEAVY
Address: 121 CENTER ST
City: RIDGWAY_BORO
Cross Streets: VINE AVE * S MILL AVE
CALLER REPORTS SEEING HEAVY WHITE SMOKE IN WEST END OF BORO
Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
7/20/2014 3:39:13 PM

FIRE LOCATED AT CLARION RIVER BRIDGE
3:50 PM--UNITS RETURNING & AVAILABLE 

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Morris Responding To Tractor Accident On Oregon Hill Road

Morris Responding To Tractor Accident On Oregon Hill Road

At 3:23 PM on Sunday, Morris Rescue & Ambulance dispatched to Oregon Hill Road for a person run over by a farm tractor.
3:47PM--LIFEFLIGHT LANDED

Potter County Education Council Links Employers, Schools

Potter County Education Council Links Employers, Schools

Potter County Today
july19wickernewjobsliaison2Potter County Education Council (PCEC) has launched a new program linking employers and schools to better prepare students for local jobs. 

Bob Wicker, former Oswayo Valley School district superintendent and principal, is spearheading the program in the part-time position of business and education liaison. Wicker has been involved with PCEC for many years and brings his own business experience to the job. 

Among partners in the project are the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center (formerly vo-tech school) and its 10 public school district affiliates. 

One of Wicker’s goals is to expand that partnership to local employers, who can benefit from an influx of trained job applicants. His focus will not be solely on local schools; an adult education element is also part of the plan, as is an outreach to the current workforce development agencies in the region. 

Ideas in the works include an industry advisory council, career fairs in local schools, and “educator in the workplace” programs. Wicker welcomes input from the public, particularly local employers and educators, guidance counselors or administrators. He can be reached at the PCEC office on Water Street in Coudersport, telephone 274-4877.

Time To Sign Up For Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sales

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Funding Approved For Three Local Environmental Projects

Funding Approved For Three Local Environmental Projects

pottercdThree environmental improvement projects have been approved for Potter County using a portion of the settlement from a train crash and lye spill near the juncture of Potter, Cameron and McKean counties in June 2006. Grants across the region that were announced this week by the Pa. Fish & Boat Commission included funding for local projects that have been actively pursued, or recently developed, by the Potter County Conservation District, Trout Unlimited and other agencies or organizations. Among the grants:
  • Potter County Conservation District (PCCD), $88,000 for its Fish Habitat Improvement and Stream Restoration Program. This will improve natural functions of streams and riparian areas to ensure they are supporting aquatic and riparian wildlife communities. It will be accomplished by streambank stabilization and fish habitat structures. Applicant was Jason Childs, PCCD watershed specialist.
  • Trout Unlimited, $81,000 to improve brook trout habitat in the Potter County portion of the Kettle Creek watershed. This will be accomplished by reducing erosion caused by substandard dirt and gravel roads; stabilizing eroding streambank; restoring forested riparian buffer; training volunteers to assess stream-crossing sites at roads to determine potential to be barriers to aquatic organism passage; and designing barriers that better accommodate aquatic organism passage. Applicant was Jake Tomlinson (TU/Lock Haven).
  • Potter County Conservation District, $42,000 for a project that opens stream corridors through the use of “bottomless culverts.” PCCD has already inventoried some bridges and culverts to determine which ones are blocking migration of fish and other organisms. The grant will allow this work to continue and help launch a long-term project to replace culverts with structures that allow greater passage of aquatic organisms. Applicant was Chris Mitterer, PCCD manager.