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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Attorney representing Seneca Resources threatened St. Marys City council with a potential lawsuit


Gustin's Auto & Truck Service In Roulette, PA

Online-Only Auction of 2 Homes, Land & Service Garage In Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA Bidding Closes November 6, 2014


Barbershop Show To Benefit Area Food Banks Saturday, Oct. 25 At Coudersport High School

Nursing Home Administrator Needed At Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA

Community Foundation Potter County Annual Dinner Saturday, Oct. 25 In Ulysses




In our region this question can be answered  this way.  “Looking for gas and oil anywhere it can be found!”  Who’s doing the looking?  Names aren’t always mentioned. Often it’s a land agent working for a contracting firm subcontracted by a much larger drilling company. But sometimes the agent is working directly for a drilling company.  Are we talking about Marcellus or Utica drilling in these contracts?  Once again it’s often not discussed.  It may be a drilling company for sure, but we’ve come to know the difference between shallow well drilling and Marcellus/Utica drilling, and the royalties each brings in.
This subject is being re-visited because 3 factors have come together recently throughout this area, each needing a legal document to be signed before they can happen.
1.     Landowners bordering and above storage fields are being asked contractually to allow the major pipeline/storage companies to expand their buffer zones.  It’s the geology that has dictated the size, depth, and amount of pressure these fields can hold.  Regional storage fields are shallow and cannot withstand great pressure.  This  dictates how much land is needed.

2.     Pipeline right-of-ways are expanding. J  This calls for another type of contractual agreement that should be detailed and have a time frame specified, after which it becomes re-negotiable.  Pleased to see pipeline expansion but not willing to give the land away, this too needs a time frame.

3.     Finally … it has certainly been noted that the growth, the “coming again” of land agents and OGM company interest  has  and is sweeping across our northern border counties … ones that seemingly had fallen into disfavor earlier.  Leases dropped early w/o notification and some simply allowed to run out are hopefully a thing of the past.  What is being seen now are new (seemingly  better) lease offerings.  Just 10 years ago when offers of $5 - $500 AC were acceptable, now individuals are hearing of $300 - $1200 AC.  Royalties still hover around 12.5 % - 14 %, but what comes next?  Are deductions being made, how long is the lease? … renewable clauses at better prices?  These and at least 100 more items are in a solid lease, but just like before that may not be what the public is being asked to focus on.

Why are we seeing this rise in activity across the board?
 Why are we being re-visited?
Since the last gas rush a lot has happened away from our hills and valleys.  Since gas companies made their first run at our area they’ve accomplished much.  Using working technology that has constantly been up-dated pipeline and drilling operators have been able to modernize operations.  By improving recovery, better identifying spacing, expanding lateral lines by often doubling what they were just a blink-of-an-eye ago, reducing completion costs, and improving the monitoring of fracs … ALL THESE THINGS improve gas well economics.  Pipelines are being refitted to push gas north and south, east and west, and there are more of them w/growth continuing.  When companies profit margins expand, so should those of the land owners and the OGM owners. 
After a decade the public has had enough time to recognize what happened earlier and why.  Individuals don’t want to be picked off like sitting ducks but they do welcome the level of prosperity the combination of wells, pipelines and storage fields in our region can bring to their future.  If businesses can work together to raise their profits …
In our counties it’s a matter of many people working together as one.

Janice L. Hancharick

An Interesting Read

Special Report: Leaded Gas – A Toxic Tale

A collaborative project about how major corporate interests turned a blind eye to health risks from leaded gasoline.
A collaborative project about how major corporate interests turned a blind eye to health risks from leaded gasoline.

Monday, October 20, 2014

House Sends Bill Protecting Gun Rights to Governor, Causer Says

House Sends Bill Protecting Gun Rights to Governor, Causer Says

HARRISBURG – The state House this week gave final approval to a bill aimed at deterring local governments from establishing their own firearms laws, an action that already is against state law, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

“Local governments have long been prohibited from passing their own laws or ordinances regarding ownership, possession or transportation of firearms, but a few of them – such as the City of Philadelphia – have adopted their own anyway,” Causer said. “It is not reasonable to expect someone traveling across the state’s many municipalities to know what gun laws are in effect in each community.

“But more important than violating state law, these ordinances are a threat to our Second Amendment right, and it is important we act now to stop them,” he added.

House Bill 80 gives legal standing to any person who has been adversely affected by any regulation put forth or enforced in violation of state law, and to seek injunctive and declarative relief, as well as damages.

The hope is that the possibility of economic consequences for communities will deter them from trying to enact their own ordinances.

“I understand that Philadelphia and some other communities are struggling with a high level of gun-related crimes, but adding more laws that criminals will ignore is not the answer,” Causer said.

House Bill 80 now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.

Mr. Tubbs has been missing for a few days

He is my cat and his name is Mr. Tubbs. 

He's has been missing for a few days and has not come back. If anybody finds him can they call me at 814-203-2246. Thank you

Cocker Spaniel Found on Sweden Valley Road

Found Sunday night on Sweden Valley Road , black Cocker Spaniel dog...very friendly

House Approves Measure Aimed at Stopping Metal Thefts, Causer Says

House Approves Measure Aimed at Stopping Metal Thefts, Causer Says

HARRISBURG – With thefts of copper and other metals on the rise across the Commonwealth, the state House today approved legislation taking aim at those who break the law by creating a new category of offense and outlining stiff penalties, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

“Homes and businesses of all kinds – including oil leases in the area – have been hit by thieves looking to make a quick buck,” Causer said. “We need to take a strong stand against these thieves because in the end, we all pay the price when businesses and utilities have to replace items that were stolen.”

House Bill 80 creates the offense of theft of secondary metal and addresses the offense of criminal trespass for the purpose of stealing secondary metal. Under the bill, the grading of the offense and associated penalties increases based on the value of the secondary metal. When the value is less than $50, the offense is graded as a third-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum of one year in prison and a $2,500 fine. When the value is more than $1,000, the offense is graded a third-degree felony, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine. When a person commits a third or subsequent offense, it will always be graded a third-degree felony, regardless of the value of the metal stolen.

“As the law stands now, some people being arrested for these thefts are simply going back and re-offending over and over and over again,” Causer said. “We need laws that impose penalties stiff enough to actually deter people from continuing to steal these valuable metals.”

Secondary metal is defined as “wire, pipe or cable commonly used by communications, gas and electrical utilities and railroads and mass transit or commuter rail agencies, copper, aluminum or other metal, or combination of metals, that is valuable for recycling or reuse as raw material.”

The bill now goes to the governor for his signature.

The Galeton Rotary Club met at the Ox Yoke Inn

The Galeton Rotary Club met at the Ox Yoke Inn

The Galeton Rotary Club met at the Ox Yoke Inn on Thursday October 16th at 6:30PM with President Pete Folk presiding.

Henry Lush presented the program. He spoke about the William and L.R. Gale Community Foundation. He gave a brief history of the Gale family and how they came to the area from Honesdale, Pa. and started a sole leather tannery in Pike Center, now Galeton. They arrived here in 1880. They purchased thousands of acres of hemlock forests and built a large tannery on West St. They built houses for their employees, churches for the town and were very active in developing the town. The hemlock bark was used to tan leather. In 1893 there were 750 residents in Pike Center and by 1900 4,040 people lived in the town. In 1897 the town was named Galeton in honor of Mr. Gale.

In 1980, Mrs. Lucille Gale Knapp, a resident of Phillipsburg, MT. came to town. Mrs. Knapp was the daughter of Loring R. Gale and granddaughter of William Gale. She lived here until she was five. She made several trips to Galeton in the 1980's and enjoyed seeing the town named after her grandfather. She took and interest in the small library on Main St. and gave the library many of her own books. In 1988 she decided to give the lands she owned for the benefit of the community. A foundation was formed and a trust established. The terms of the foundation stipulated that all income in the trust was to be used to benefit the life of the people of Galeton and the immediate area. Lucille died in 1994.

Since them nearly $600,000. has been used to benefit the town. The foundation has contributed to the new library, the John J. Collins Park, many scholarships, and several projects to enhance the life of the community. Starting last year, every graduating student from the Galeton High School is eligible for a scholarship funded by the foundation. Over the past 2 years 17 scholarships have been awarded for $5,000. to each recipient. It is hoped to provide these educational scholarships for many years to come.

The Citizens and Northern Bank Trust Department is the fiduciary. The administrative committee composed of Deborah Long, Michael Callahan and Henry Lush. The advisory committee is composed of Paul Pritchard, Douglas Reeves, John Kelley and Linda Voss Plummer.

The Ulysses Chapter of OES is holding a Christmas Extravaganza

The Ulysses Chapter of OES is holding a Christmas Extravaganza at the Ulysses
Community Building on November 1, 2014 from 9-5. There will be over ten vendors there. Grab your elves and start shopping!

Oswayo Library Replica Of The Millport Depot

Oswayo Library Replica Of The Millport Depot



Please join us for the Potter Co. quarterly meeting to be held on SUNDAY, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Society, 308 N. Main St., Coudersport, PA. Our speaker will be Irvan Brown “Brick by Brick”. Learn about the Great Fire of 1880 that destroyed Coudersport’s business district. Mr. Brown will detail the town’s rebuilding efforts, water resources and environmental concerns over the past 150 years.

A chocolate Siamese cat has been found

A chocolate Siamese cat has been found in the Inez, Southwoods region of Coudersport.  

To claim, please call 814-274-8656.

Glass Sign To Be Installed On Site Of Future Glass Park in Port Allegany


'We Need Smith' recognizes Kerith's Promise to America

'We Need Smith' recognizes Kerith's Promise to America

We Need Smith is "a movement to support new leaders and new ideas from outside the broken Washington system, citizens who will take on the political elites and special interests, and put the American people in charge again."
This year, Congressional Candidates were given the opportunity to sign the Promise to America.

So far, three candidates have done so:

Kerith Strano Taylor (PA-5)

Chris Day (NY-17)

Jim Fischer (NY-20)

"I am proud of my pledge because I love my country more than I hate the other side; and the promise of SMITH is what we need to put America, and Congress, back to work," said Kerith, who signed and returned the Promise to America immediately.

To learn more about the Promise to America, visit weneedsmith.com/pledge-to-america


Nursing Home Administrator Needed At Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA

New Tool for Parents, Guardians to Create Safer Teen Drivers

New Tool for Parents, Guardians to Create Safer Teen Drivers
Governor Corbett Proclaims Oct. 19-25 as Teen Driver Safety Week

Harrisburg — PennDOT announced today that a new partnership will help keep teen drivers safe and save the commonwealth nearly $70,000 in annual printing costs.

“The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program,” developed by the Safe Roads Alliance and sponsored by State Farm Insurance and Sheetz, provides parents with a printed handbook designed as a simple, easy-to-follow guide to help their teens become safe and responsible drivers. The alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving highway safety by improving driver education with particular emphasis on behind-the-wheel training.

The program also provides a mobile app to help parents track their teen’s practice drive times and training progress. Booklets have been printed and distributed to driver license centers statewide and will be distributed to all teen drivers when a learner’s permit is issued.

“We are pleased to be part of this important collaborative effort to help parents and guardians actively guide their teens as they start to drive,” said PennDOT Executive Deputy Secretary Bradley L. Mallory at an event at Mechanicsburg High School.

“Adults set a positive, safe example for young drivers in their family and the new guide offers detailed steps to assist with that mission.”

“The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program” booklet is replacing an existing PennDOT publication. The new guide is underwritten by the sponsors, saving the Commonwealth $70,000 in annual printing costs.

The announcement of the new program comes as Governor Tom Corbett proclaimed Oct. 19-25 as Teen Driver Safety Week to coincide with the national observance.

“Research tells us the single most important thing parents can do to help their teens stay safe on the road is to allow as much supervised practice behind the wheel as possible,” said Ed Gold, State Farm marketing director. “Driving with a parent builds a new driver’s confidence and we hope this new resource will help parents and teens make the most of this time together.”

From 2009 to 2013, there were 97,712 crashes involving a 16- to 19-year old driver in Pennsylvania, resulting in 759 fatalities. More than 46 percent of those crashes resulted from either the teen driving too fast for conditions (24,452 crashes), driver inexperience (9,652), driver distraction (9,571) or improper/careless turning (8,009). There were a total of 45,444 crashes with one or more of these teen driver factors.

The risk of a crash involving any of these factors can be reduced through practice, limiting the number of passengers riding with a teen driver, obeying all rules of the road and using common sense. 

“We are excited to sponsor ‘The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program,’ ” said Ryan Sheetz, director of brand, Sheetz, Inc. “Sheetz is a high energy resource for people on the go, and we take tremendous pride in our ability to connect with people in the communities we serve. ‘The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program’ not only allows us to act on those key aspects of our mission in a meaningful way, but it also ensures that we have safe and happy new drivers on the road.”

For more information on the “Parent’s Supervised Driving Program,” visit http://www.theparentssuperviseddrivingprogram.com

PennDOT also partners with safety groups and law enforcement for teen-driver safety education and training. For more information on available programs and other young driver safety resources, visit PennDOT’s highway safety website, www.JustDrivePA.com, and visit the “Young Driver” information center or school programs page in the “Resources” section.

Doreen Frontino, 89, formerly of 91 Hedgehog Lane, Bradford, PA

Doreen Frontino, 89, formerly of 91 Hedgehog Lane, Bradford, PA, passed away, Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born March 3, 1925, in Ellicottville NY, she was the daughter of the late Harley Pickett and Florence (Andrews) Butterfield.

She was married to Joseph Frontino who preceded her in death.

She had been employed as a desk clerk at the Holly Hotel. Her favorite pastimes were gardening and cooking for her family.

Surviving is a daughter, Susan Federspiel, of Livingston, MT, three sons, Terry (Patty) Federspiel, of Spencerport, NY, Thomas Federspiel and Brad Federspiel, both of Seneca, SC, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters Bonnie Black and Connie Butler.

Private services for family will be held in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. with the Rev. Raymond Gramata pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating. Mausoleum entombment will be in St Bernard Mausoleum.

Memorials if desired may be made to the McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.

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

Lane Restrictions this Week in Lycoming and Tioga Counties for Epoxy Bridge Deck Overlay Evaluations

Lane Restrictions this Week in Lycoming and Tioga Counties for Epoxy Bridge Deck Overlay Evaluations

Motorists in two PennDOT District 3-0 counties are advised that lane restrictions will be in effect this week on several bridges so evaluations of epoxy deck overlays can be made.

Evaluations in Lycoming County include:
• Interstate 180 westbound over Northway Road on Tuesday;
• Interstate 180 westbound over Millers Run on Tuesday; and
• Interstate 180 eastbound over Route 87 on Wednesday.

In Tioga County, an evaluation will be made on a bridge on Route 49 spanning the Cowanesque River on Thursday.

To reduce traffic impacts, lane restrictions will go into effect on Interstate 180 after 9 a.m. All evaluations will be made during daylight hours and will be completed in one day.

Attention Youth Exploring Veterinary Careers

Youth Exploring Veterinary Careers

Young people interesting in working with animals or who enjoy doing hands-on work in a laboratory setting are invited to discover opportunities available in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. A great way to find out more about these careers and the type of work that is done in veterinary and biomedical sciences is to participate in the Penn State University “Exploring Careers in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences” day on Saturday, November 8.

6th – 9th graders are invited to come to University Park to learn more about the veterinary and biomedical fields. Students will have the chance to participate in live demonstrations/activities, meet with faculty members, researchers and students, and find out more about how to prepare for a successful career in the many sectors of the veterinary and biomedical sciences.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 8 in room 107 of the Agricultural Sciences & Industries (ASI) Building at Penn State University. Contact the Penn State Extension Office at 814-887-5613 for more information or to obtain an application. 

The deadline for registration is October 24.

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

Ulysses Senior Center invites area seniors to Sip and Swipe tablet training program

Sip and Swipe Program:

The Ulysses Senior Center is extending an invitation to area seniors to be a part of their Sip and Swipe tablet training program. This program, sponsored by Generations Online allows for self-paced training on new Android Galaxy 4.0 tablets. Mr. Brent Bryant, technology director with Northern Potter School District, is on hand weekly to provide assistance.

The training includes basic navigation, internet search strategies, and email orientation. Since July, six area seniors have received certificates of accomplishment denoting their attainment of skills with these cutting edge devices.

If you would like to join in, please contact the Ulysses Community Center at 814-848-9880.

Constance “Connie” T. Brown, 92, Wellsboro, PA

Constance “Connie” T. Brown
Constance “Connie” T. Brown, 92, Wellsboro, PA, went to be with her Lord, peacefully, with her beautiful blue eyes and smile, surrounded by her loving family at her home on October 19, 2014. 

She was born April 7, 1922, in Antrim, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph Lewis and Mary (Zaydell) Tarszowicz. Connie married Robert Luther Brown on January 17, 1942. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1987. 

She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and was the class valedictorian for her 10th grade class from Antrim, PA. Connie was retired from the Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She loved to garden and tend her flower beds, Connie enjoyed crafts, especially sewing, cooking and baking. She adored her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving is her son, Robert J. Brown, Panama City, FL; three daughters, Barbara Anne Johnson (Robert), Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Marla J. Foster, Tioga, PA; Gina Marie Brown, Wellsboro, PA. Five grandchildren, Morgan T. Brown Walker (Daniel), Orlando, FL; Maureen C. Hollinger (Alan), Davies, FL; Julie A. Fields (James), Eatonton, GA; Tim L. Rice (Kym), Wellsboro; Tyler W. Foster (Greta), Tioga. Eight great grandchildren, Hannah Hollinger, Nicholas Hollinger, Hunter Fields, Holly Fields, Hailey Rice, Sydney Rice, Brody Foster and Quinn Foster. Three God-daughters, Susan Koury, Janie Berkey, Connie Scudder; sister, Cecelia Gamble, Wellsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews. 

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

Friends and family are invited to Connie’s Life Celebration on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6-8 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM, with Rev. John T. Chmil. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wellsboro, Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM, with Rev. John T. Chmil officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Connie’s name to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 47 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. 

To share your fondest memories of Connie, visit www.lifecelebration.com.

Route 6 Cross Country Walker Speaks Tonight At Hamlin Library in Smethport

Do you remember the man who walked across Route 6 from Cape Cod to Long Beach, California a few years ago? He spent almost a month here in Pennsylvania. Well, he is coming back…to a library or community near you.

Joe Hurley, author of ““Ten Million Steps on Route 6: A Fresh Look at America and Americans From Cape Cod to California”, will be presenting at quite a few libraries across PA Route 6

Smethport, Hamlin Memorial Library, Mon., Oct 20, 6:30p

Port Allegany, S.W. Smith Memorial Library, Tues. Oct. 21, 7p

Wellsboro, Green Public Library, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6p

Coudersport Public Library, Thursday Oct 23 6:30p

Betty Jane Cornelius, 88, formerly of 82 South St., Bolivar, NY

Beloved Bolivar English Teacher / Librarian 
Betty Jane Cornelius, 88, formerly of 82 South St., Bolivar, NY,  passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in the Pines Health & Rehabilitation Center in Machias, NY following a lengthy illness. 

Born September 6, 1926 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of Maurice “Jake” and Isabelle Middaugh Young.

A graduate of Richburg Central School in 1943, she attended Wheaton College and received her bachelor’s degree in English from Alfred University in 1959 and received her master’s degree in education from Alfred University.

 Betty started her teaching career at the Allentown School and later Friendship Central School where she taught English, Latin, Spanish and Music. She then started her tenure at the Bolivar Central School in 1949 where she taught Junior High English for thirty-seven years retiring in 1986. Following her retirement she served as head Liberian at the Bolivar Free Library for thirteen years. 

Betty served as organist and choir director at the Richburg First Day Baptist Church, Bolivar United Methodist Church and Portville Presbyterian Church. Betty played organ and piano professionally at various area restaurants. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority, the Red Hat Society and the Bolivar retired Teacher Association.

Surviving are one son Fr. John (Sharyl) Cornelius of Almond N.Y. and three granddaughters; Virginia Leigh Cornelius of Lake George, Sarah Jane Cornelius of Almond and Rebecca Anne (Justin) Meier of Ft. Worth Texas. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a sister Harriett White.

Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar on Tuesday 9-11A.M. A funeral service will follow visitation at 11A.M., Fr. John Cornelius will officiate. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2P.M. in St. Mary’s Church in Bolivar. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to the Bolivar Free Library, 390 Main St. Bolivar N.Y. 14715.

FSA issues crop reporting update

FSA issues crop reporting update
Monday, October 20, 2014
Clearfield Progress 
According to Michael Kerr, county executive director, producers in Clearfield, Jefferson and Elk counties have until Nov. 15 to report fall seeded small grains, existing hay crops and forage seedings. All producers are encouraged to report their crops in order to be eligible for programs authorized under the new Farm Bill as well as possible future programs.

The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting date:

If the crop has not been planted by the crop reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.
If a producer acquires additional acreage after the acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendar days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.
If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of "cover only," "green manure," "left standing" or "seed" then the acreage must be reported by July 15, 2015.

Late fees will be assessed for 2015 crops reported after the crop reporting dates. For information regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, contact the Clearfield/Jef-ferson/Elk FSA office at 375-1297 or stop in at 478 Jeffers St., DuBois.

Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week Landon Cussins

Student of the Week Landon Cussins

Landon, the son of Randy and Denise Cussins is a Jr. at Otto-Eldred High School and attends Seneca Highlands CTC. He is currently in the Welding program. His instructor Mr. Mike Les describes Landon as a hard worker, learns fast, is a leader, and always does what is asked of him.

Landon enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time. He plans on getting involved with trap shooting this year.

Roulette Girl Scouts Say Thank You For Food Drive Donations

Thank you from the Roulette Girl Scouts for the donations we received yesterday with our Food Drive

Register by Oct. 27 for No-Till Crop Training Program Set for October 31st


Properly installed child seat saves toddler’s life in rollover accident

DUNBAR TOWNSHIP, Pa. Updated: 12:51 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 | Posted: 11:43 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014  Read more...

Properly installed child seat saves toddler’s life in rollover accident

Cooking for Crowds

Cooking for Crowds

Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate
for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups.

This class is being held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at PCEC’s Port Allegany office. The cost is $40.00 per organization (1 – 5 people) and $5.00 for each additional person. For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business

This seminar is presented by Clarion University’s Small Business Development Center and provides an overview of the steps necessary to start a business. Topics include: guidelines on how to finance your business; what to consider before starting a business; license and tax information; how and why to prepare a business plan; regulations governing a business; and other resources designed to help you plan and succeed in your new business.

This seminar is being held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Coudersport office of the Education Council. The cost is $20 and registration is required. Register online at www.clarion.edu/sbdc/training or call toll free (877) 292-1843.

ServSafe Food Safety Course To Be Offered November 5 & 12 In Port Allegany

ServSafe Food Safety Course

ServSafe is a 15-hour certification program developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The course meets certification requirements for individuals who are responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, elder care facilities, lodges, bed & breakfasts, community centers, and other food concessions (organizations or businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis.)

This 2-day class is being held on Wednesdays, November 5 and 12, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the PCEC’s Port Allegany office. The cost is $175 and includes book, study guide and exam. For more information or to register, call 877-489-7398 or go to http://extension.psu.edu/food-safety/serv-safe.

Coudersport Announces Trunk or Treat Night Oct. 31st At Boro Office

Roulette Ambulance To River Street

At 11:51AM on Monday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to River Street for a medical emergency.

Coudersport Ambulance To East Second Street

At 11:32 on Monday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to East Second Street for a medical emergency.

Coudersport Area Lions Club Donates To Potter County Volunteers Who Care

Coudersport Area Lions Club Donates To Potter County Volunteers Who Care

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associate Annual Meeting Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Noon

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associate Annual Meeting Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Noon

Join the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates Board of Directors at the annual meeting on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

The meeting will be held in the new visitor’s center at the Lumber Museum.

Charlie Fox, Division Chief for the Western division of the PHMC will speak about the Climax Engine, soon to be a part of the Lumber Museum exhibits alongside the Shay Locomotive. Charlie Fox is also the acting site administrator for the Lumber Museum and will discuss some of the future plans for the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum.

Refreshments will be served at noon and the presentation at 1:00 p.m. Free of charge and the public is welcome.

Regional Landlord Assn. to Meet

Regional Landlord Assn. to Meet

The North Central PA Landlord Association will be holding a meeting October 23rd @ 6:00pm in DuBois, PA at Ponderosa in DuBois; featuring Don Wanninger and Randy Eckman of J C Ehrlich Inc. at 7:00pm. The 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 on the organization.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Commercial Rescue

Wellsboro Dispatched For Commercial Rescue

At 10:15 AM on Monday, Wellsboro Fire Rescue & EMS dispatched to Wellsboro Building Supply for a commercial rescue.

A 17 year old male at that location is entrapped under a pile of plywood that fell on his legs.

10-20 Recalls

10/17/2014 04:45 PM EDT

Oasis Brands, Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling select lots of various Lacteos Santa Martha products with Best by dates of 07/01/14 through 12/31/14, because the products has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
10/17/2014 04:07 PM EDT

United Natural Trading LLC dba/ Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, Edison, New Jersey are recalling 22lb. bulk cases only (Lot# YOUI03) and Market Basket 12oz. tubs only (Lot# 14248) because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
10/17/2014 03:51 PM EDT

Out of an abundance of caution, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Asian Mix because the product contains peanuts that are not declared on the packaging.
10/17/2014 05:02 PM EDT

Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI for Injection, USP, 10 mg per mL, 30 mL Single-dose, Preservative-Free (NDC 0409-4279-02; Lot 40-316-DK, Expiry 1APRIL2016) to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit. Hospira has identified the particulate as a human hair, embedded in and attached to a pinched area of the stopper.
10/17/2014 05:14 PM EDT

AMS Health Sciences, LLC is notifying the public that it is recalling 2014 bottles of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex due to possible contamination of Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Congressman Thompson Gives Press Conference on Women

Congressman Thompson Gives Press Conference on Women

On Monday, October 20th, Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson will hold a press conference in DuBois to congratulate himself for his leadership on women’s issues in the 5th Congressional District. Kerith Strano Taylor (D-Jefferson County) is challenging Congressman Thompson for the seat.

“If leadership in this area means standing in the way of equality for Americans regardless of gender, and ducking out of the way when issues like equal pay and access to healthcare come to the floor, then GT’s support for the near-equality of women should indeed be celebrated,” Strano Taylor said.

In an election when Pennsylvania risks sending zero women to Congress, it is even more important to note that Congressman Thompson’s voting record demonstrates a marked disconnect from the needs of women - including actions like:

Voting against the Lilly Ledbetter Act in 2009 - which provides legal recourse for women who have been discriminated against in their wages because of their gender.

Voting against raising the federal minimum wage, which would have provided much needed financial support to women working to support their families.
Voting 54 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has so far provided health coverage to an additional 300,000 Pennsylvanians, on average, 55% of whom are women.

Two weeks before an election, Congressman Thompson now attempts to rewrite his voting record to curry support of the women voters in his district; where in some parts women with equal qualifications and equal experience earn, on average, only 54 cents to a man’s dollar, for working the same job. Congressman Thompson also opposes raising the minimum wage in a district where ⅔ of minimum wage workers are women.

This political pandering is strangely reminiscent of Governor Corbett, who just a few weeks before the election, photoshopped women into his promotional materials.

“Sadly,” said Strano Taylor, “this is exactly the type of disingenuous representation women of the 5th district will continue to suffer should Congressman Thompson be reelected. Congressman Thompson stood firmly in our way for 50 weeks of the year, and then he calls upon us for our support and affirmation when it comes time to measure his effectiveness as our voice in Congress.” ​

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Monday Morning Insights

Barbershop Show To Benefit Area Food Banks Saturday, Oct. 25 At Coudersport High School

Community Foundation Potter County Annual Dinner Saturday, Oct. 25 In Ulysses


Online-Only Auction of 2 Homes, Land & Service Garage In Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA Bidding Closes November 6, 2014


Car Hit PennDOT Sign on Rt. 219

Coudersport Woman Injured In Lower Grimes Road Crash Near Port Allegany

Minor Injuries Reported In Rear End Crash On Route 6

State Police Investigating Theft In Liberty Township

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Coudersport Pony Falcons Snag League Championship 37 to 12

The Coudersport Pony Falcons played the Olean East Bulldogs in Bolivar, NY today for the Olean Area Youth Football championship game. The Falcons won with a 37 to 12 score. 
Congratulations to the league CHAMPIONS!!

Port Allegany Native Sean Conklin First In Steve German 5K Memorial


McKean County Fair Premium checks will be available for pickup

McKean County Fair

Premium checks will be available for pickup beginning tomorrow (Oct. 20th) morning at 9am. Office hours this week will be Monday - Thursday 9am - 1pm. Monday afternoon 2pm - 5pm and Tuesday afternoon 2pm - 6pm. Make sure to stop in and get your check if you won anything because no checks will be mailed this year unless you left a self-addressed, stamped envelope at time of entry.