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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dale R. Witherell, 85, of Warren, PA

Dale Witherell

Dale R. Witherell, 85, of Warren, PA, died peacefully Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Kinzua Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Warren, PA, after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. 

He was born on January 2, 1932 in Sharon, PA. Dale was the son of Charles Witherell and Betty Walter Witherell. 

He was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1950 graduate of Warren High School. 

Dale was employed as a purchasing agent with the former Struthers Wells Corporation for many years and retired from Lorangers. 

He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he had served as a former Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of Warren Shrine Club and Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge #726. He had served as the former Chairman of the Board of Directors with Warren County Housing Authority. 

Dale enjoyed visiting and feeding the Elk at George Yaegle’s home. He is remembered by his wife, daughter and granddaughters as being a loving, caring, devoted husband, dad and grandpa.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Slocum Witherell whom he married September 3, 1955 in Limestone, N.Y., his daughter, Melissa Shanshala and husband, Michael, two Granddaughters – Rachael and Sandra Shanshala all of Indiana, PA., several nieces and nephews, his granddog, Lucky.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 3 to 6 P.M. where members of the Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge will conducted their funeral ritual at 3:45 P.M. and further visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 10 to 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, PA., followed by a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Dr. Mark Hecht, Pastor and Rev. Jon Swart, Associate Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Alzheimer’s Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 110 W. 10th Street, Erie, PA., 16501. 

 E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

William R. "Ron" Hollenbeck, 82, of Derrick Road, Bradford, PA

William R. "Ron" Hollenbeck

William R. "Ron" Hollenbeck, 82, of Derrick Road, Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Pavilion @ BRMC.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday May 28, 2017, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 33 South Ave., and again from Noon to 1:00pm on Monday, at 1:00pm funeral services will be held with Rev. Rob Klouw, co-pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

A complete obituary will be available on Saturday.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Penny Lane

At 2:28 PM on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Penny Lane for a medical emergency.

Scammers Impersonating Local Oil Company

Jim,
We got an Email from a Frank Saldana purporting to be from Shorts Oil Company with some kind of remittance form on PDF. He used their address and partial phone number but we do not do business on-line and haven't ordered anything lately so my husband called the company and she said it was not them and several others had called her about it. This is especially bad because the person has an actual yahoo Email so it comes right into the Inbox. Thought maybe you should know about it because I know there are probably people who would automatically log into whatever it is and get hooked. 

What happens is - if you are able to open the PDF you are asked for your Email and password and then your phone number; but, even if you don't do the phone and get out of the site, someone tries to access your account. Luckily one like Google is secure enough to notice something wrong. I hate to think what might happen to someone who went past the phone number window!

USDA Encourages the Use of Food Thermometers to be Food Safe this Summer

Summer is a time for family vacations, backyard barbeques and plenty of outdoor activities with food as the centerpiece. But before those steaks and burgers go on the grill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to remind consumers to keep their family and themselves safe from foodborne illness by using a food thermometer to ensure meat and poultry is cooked to the correct internal temperature. Read more....

Wellsville N.Y. Police Department Police Blotter

Thursday May 25, 2017

Eric J. Russo
Wellsville Police arrested Eric J. Russo, age 41, of Wellsville, charging him with Assault 2nd (Class D Felony), Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Circulation and Criminal Mischief 4th. The charges stem from an incident that took place on South Brooklyn Avenue in the Village. 

Russo was processed and arraigned before Associate Wellsville Village Judge Shaun Walsh. Russo was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $1,000.00 cash bail or $2,000.00 property bond. Russo is due back in Wellsville Village Court on June 20th at 4:30 pm. (Photo Provided)


Wednesday May 24, 2017

Wellsville Police arrested Devon J. Hamilton, age 21, of Wellsville, charging him with Petit Larceny. The charge stems from an incident that took place at Kmart in Wellsville. Hamilton was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Judge Chris O’Connor. Hamilton was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $1,000.00 cash bail. Hamilton is due back in Wellsville Village Court on June 20th at 4:30 pm.

Roulette Firefighters Training On New Engine

Roulette Chemical Engine #1 added 10 new photos — at Roulette Volunteer Fire Company.

Potter County Farmers' Market opens tomorrow (Friday, May 26)From 1 to 5 In Coudersport, PA


Potter County Farmers' Market opens tomorrow (Friday, May 26) and growers and artisans are hopeful the showers will be few and far between during our first afternoon of the season.

The market is located at the corner of North East and East Second Streets (Rt. 6 east), just beyond the construction zone in downtown Coudersport. There is parking adjacent to the market. Hours are 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. No earlybirds, please!

Vendors expected this week include:

Metzger Heritage Farm: Tomato and pepper plants, greens, turnips, radishes, chard, kale and more. All USDA Certified Organic.

McKeone Nursery: Mushrooms, greens, onions along with trees, bushes and mushroom kits.

Card Creek Bakery: Assorted breads and baked goods.

Card Creek Winery: Locally-crafted fruit wines.

Grass Roots Creamery: CARE dairy signup and pickup. Non-GMO eggs.

Alpaca Creations: Fiber, handmade knitted items.

Ross Glen Studios: Rhubarb, stained glass, pottery.

Barbara's Creations: Handmade items created from recycled woolens.

Mahlon Davenport: Wood turnings including bowls and pens; rhubarb.

Imagine Peace Pottery: Pottery (depending on weather).

Joanie's Apiary: Honey, comb honey, bees wax candles.

Olga's Gallery and Bistro: Pulled pork sandwiches, slaw, potato salad, tea, coffee; art by Olga including postcards, magnets, etc.

New vendors are expected to join this season and longtime farm vendors Wooleylot Farm, Miles Farm Produce and Granny's Corner are expected to participate as the season progresses.

Folks interested in participating as vendors should email metzgerfarm@gmail.com for additional information about guidelines.

The McKean County Chapter of PA Cleanways sponsoring two special collection events.

Collections for Electronics and Tire Disposal

The Electronic Recycling Event will be held Friday, June 23, 2017 from 10AM to 2PM.
The event is open to all residents. It will take place at the Bradford Public Works Barn, 112 Holley Ave., Bradford, PA. The event is very busy, so be patient and expect to wait in line until your car can be unloaded by staff. Only ONE TV per carload is allowed. There are small fees for some items: Freon containing devices (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.) are $15 each; fluorescent bulbs are $1 each; and a fee will be charged for damaged tube TVs. No medical equipment, VHS tapes, or batteries will be accepted. All Other Items Are FREE.

If you have answering machines, copiers, duplicators, electric typewriters, fax machines, hard drives, mobile phones, pagers, printers, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones and equipment, computers, testing equipment, VCR’s, satellite receivers, etc. to dispose of, here is your chance!

The Tire Collection will be held on Sat. July 22, 2017 at the Smethport Borough Sheds on Route 6 from 8 am until noon. Car tires will be accepted for $1.25 per tire and truck tires will be accepted for $2.50 per tire. Tires can have rims on or off. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by July 14 and can be made at the McKean County Conservation District Office,17137 Route 6, Smethport, PA 16749. Please make all checks payable to “Keep PA Beautiful”.

This program is made possible through a grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection Household Hazardous Waste Program.

For information on either event contact the McKean County Conservation District at 814-887-4001, or email Recycling Director Justin Lund at jtlund@mckeancountypa.org

Bradford Dispatched For Crash In Front of McDonalds On Main Street

At 1:02 PM on Thursday, Bradford Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash in front of McDonalds on Main Street. One person is reporting neck & back pain. The other driver says he is not injured.

Roulette Dispatched To Rt. 6 For Traffic Control

At 12:52 PM on Thursday, Roulette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Route 6 near the Gravel Pit for traffic control. Non-emergency response. 
A disabled tractor-trailer is in the roadway on Bilek's curve.

Memorial Day weekend hours for S. W. Smith Library in Port Allegany

In honor of the Memorial Day holiday the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library will be closing at 1pm on Saturday May 27 and will be closed all day Monday May 29, 2017. 

The library's e-books are always accessible on OverDrive!: https://b2gsdl.overdrive.com/

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Young Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-17 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Young Twp, Indiana county. 78.57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by t..
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PA Permit Violation Issued to Cameron Energy Co in Sheffield Twp, Warren County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-22 to Cameron Energy Co in Sheffield Twp, Warren county. 78.53 - EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL - Operator failed to design, implement and maintain best management practices and an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, during and after earthmoving or soil disturbing acti..
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PA Permit Violation Issued to Cameron Energy Co in Sheffield Twp, Warren County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-22 to Cameron Energy Co in Sheffield Twp, Warren county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued ..
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Wellsville Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 417

At 12:17 PM on Thursday, Wellsville Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 417 & County Road 18 for a two vehicle crash.

Potter County Farmers Market Kicks Off Friday

May 25th, 2017



Potter County Today

The Potter County Commissioners have once again approved the use of the lot across from the jail for the Potter County Farmers Market, which returns on Friday, May 26, from 1-5 pm with ambitious plans for its four-month run. Upwards of a dozen vendors are signed up to sell locally produced fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams, jellies, maple products, alpaca products, trees, vines, plants and craft items.

New this year on some Fridays will be cooking demonstrations and nutrition programs presented by Penn State Extension’s Laurie Maletto, live music, a sales booth and exhibit by the Northcentral Pa. Beekeepers Assn., and occasional agricultural-related presentations by local 4-H members.

The market has enabled producers to work together to overcome expensive and time-consuming challenges such as marketing. While consumer interest in local foods has increased in recent years, many are still not aware of the availability of naturally grown and organic produce in the area. Organizers are out to change that. Women, Infants, Children vouchers and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks are accepted. Any interested farmer is encouraged to call 814-274-8004 for additional information.

Heroes’ Welcome For Healing Waters Veterans


May 25th, 2017
Potter County Today

A rousing reception organized by the Potter County Veterans Service Committee welcomed about a dozen military veterans and their motorcycle escort through Potter County for the tenth annual Project Healing Waters gathering. 

County employees turned out in force and the committee also provided flags for citizens to wave as the vets passed through town. They were joined by other area veterans riding in an Area Transportation Authority bus to show their support for the special guests. 

The procession continued through the parking lots of Sweden Valley Manor and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital before a brief stop at American Legion Post 192. It then progressed through Austin to Moore’s Run Fish and Game Preserve. 

Project Healing Waters is sponsored by the God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers. Goal is to aid in the veterans’ physical and emotional recovery through fly fishing and fly tying. All activities, services and equipment are provided at no cost, including equipment that accommodates special needs.

Bradford Dispatched To Rear End Crash On Jackson Avenue

At 11:03 AM on Thursday, Bradford Fire & EMS dispatched to a rear end collision on Jackson Avenue. Reporting possible one minor injury.

Port Allegany Youth Counselors sponsoring Darien Lake trip again this year

Port Allegany Youth Counselors will be sponsoring the year-end Darien Lake trip again this year for students currently in grades 7-12 on Monday, June 12th. Buses will depart the High School parking lot at 8 am and return around 6:30-7 pm. Tickets are $25 each and sign-ups will be held during homeroom time in Mrs. Daniels classroom for the last two days of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Rush at (814) 598-8621.

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Brady Twp, Clearfield County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-19 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Brady Twp, Clearfield county. 78.73(b) - GENERAL PROVISION FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION - Operator failed to prevent gas, oil, brine, completion and servicing fluids, and any other fluids or materials from below the casing seat from entering fresh groundwater, and prevent po..
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Shinglehouse Dispatched For Pole Fire On Honeoye Street

At 9:14 AM on Thursday, Shinglehouse Fire Department has been dispatched to a pole fire in front of 117 Honeoye Street.

RECALLS

Hail Merry Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Labeling Error

05/24/2017 05:40 PM EDT
Hail Merry LLC, a plant-based snack food company, voluntarily recalls its Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6 from the market due to a labeling error. The products contain cashews as listed on the "Ingredients" label, however the "Contains" allergen warning statement does not specifically identify "cashews."

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See Cub Cadet All-Around Strength At Moon's Farm Yard Center In Ulysses & Wellsboro

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J-Squared In Roulette Offers Transmission, Drive Line Rebuilds & Other Automotive Repair

Coudersport Consistory Donates To Coudersport Area Pool Fund

Jerry Bish of the Coudersport Consistory Presents a check 
for the Town Pool Fund To Bev Morris.

OPEN HOUSE AT HOWARDS, INC SATURDAY, MAY 27TH IN COUDERSPORT, PA

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RN's & LPN's Wanted In Bradford, Eldred, Emporium, Galeton, Kane, Roulette, Smethport, St. Marys, & Warren

CareerLink Services Coming To Galeton Public Library Thursday From 1 to 3 PM

Schott Associates Eye Care Seeking Associates To Fill Openings

Health Care Plus, Inc. Seeking Wheel Chair Van Drivers In Potter County

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Hebron Community Yard Sale May 28 & 29th; 2 Floors Plus Outdoors

Pleasant Valley Township Taking Sealed Bids For 1972 American General 6 Wheel Drive Truck

Pleasant Valley Township Seeking Sealed Bids On 1969 5 Ton Truck With 6 Wheel Drive

Sharon Township, Potter County, Has An Employment Opportunity For An Equipment Operator/Laborer

Coudersport Ice Mine Opening For The Season Memorial Weekend 10 AM To 6 PM

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dui Charges for Man in Kane, Pa


Investigation of Simple Assault and Harassment of 15 year old victim Ongoing


Camp Burglary on North Baker Hollow Rd, Sweden Township, Pa


Charges Filed for Scattering Rubbish


Ongoing Burglary Investigation in Ulysses, PA


Simple Assault in Genesee, Pa


PSP Emporium Statistics for April






Bradford Dispatched To Commercial Fire Alarm

At 11:31 PM on Wednesday, Bradford Fire Department has been dispatched to a commercial fire alarm activation at 187 West Washington Street. Police report nothing showing. Everyone is out of the building.

SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES HEADS TO ERIEZ SUNDAY FOR 1ST OF 2 $2,000 TO-WIN MARQUEE EVENTS















(Erie, PA)...After a successful pair of events to open the season last weekend at Stateline and Merrittville Speedways, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance will make a stop on Sunday (May 28) at Eriez Speedway.  The 3/8-mile facility owned by Bob and Kathy Rohrer will host the first of two $2,000 to-win Marquee Tour events at their Erie, Pa. track.  Warm-ups are slated for 6 p.m.

The 2017 season marks the third consecutive year under the Sweeney RUSH Weekly Series banner for Eriez.  Eriez has only been able to complete one event during the wet spring with Jason Genco victorious over a 19-car field on May 14.  The Sweeney Tour has made a pair of visits each of the past two seasons with the Blairs winning all four as Max has three wins and his father, Rob, one in a substitution role at the event last May.  The average car count for the four events has been just over 33 cars per night.
"We have to thank the Rohrer Family for their continued support of RUSH," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "Not only do their sanction their Crate Late Models weekly with us, but again have stepped up to offer two $2,000 to-win Marquee Tour events, and this year are bringing in our RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for the first time ever in August.  Last year they averaged over 20 cars per weekly event and that's expected to continue this year.  The Rohrers have done tremendous job with the facility and racing surface, and continually receive rave reviews.  We always enjoy our Touring Series events at Eriez as their tough weekly field always poses a challenge to our Touring stars and other invaders."
Jeremy Wonderling laid down the gauntlet last Saturday night winning a thrilling first ever Sweeney Tour event at Stateline over the 31-car field.  The exiting 30-lap feature went right down to the wire with Wonderling making a bold move in lapped traffic on the final lap to withstand the challenges by Max Blair for the $2,000 victory.  Last August at McKean County Raceway, Wonderling won his first career Sweeney Tour event and is primed to make a run at the championship in 2017 for the first time. 
Then on Monday, Charlie Sandercock made history by becoming the first Canadian to win a Sweeney Tour event and did it on Canadian soil at Merrittville Speedway.  Sandercock's victory was also worth $2,000 in the Platinum event. 

After losing the 2016 Touring Series Championship to John Waters on the final night at Lernerville, Bryce Davis is off to a strong start with a fourth and a second place finishes last weekend to tie 2013 champion, Mike Pegher, Jr., for the early point lead.  Pegher is coming off a pair of third place finishes.  Waters meanwhile hasn't gotten off to the start he had hoped for crashing out of the feature at Stateline and then fading from the pole position to a sixth place finish on Monday at Merrittville.
FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock Qualifying and Beat the Heat" will be utilized meaning the fastest qualifier will receive $100 and all heat race winners will earn $25.  The K&N "Cold Air Induction" Dash will be run paying a $100 K&N certificate to win, $50 K&N certificate for second with $25 cash for third and fourth place.  The K&N Dash will also set the beginning of the 30-lap feature lineup for the top two finishers in the heat races if there are less than five heats or for the heat winners if there are five or more heats. 
Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature.  The TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase.  
RUSH Officials will choose the "Maxima Performance" Award for a driver that exhibits a performance worthy of such.  The winner will receive a free case of either Maxima Semi-Syn High Performance Racing Oil or Maxima Performance Racing Oil of your choice.  In addition, the winner will receive one can of SC-1 clear coat, one 16-oz bottle of Maxima Cool-Aide concentrate, one 32-oz quart of Maxima PSF power steering fluid, and a Maxima t-shirt.  The value of this prize package is $170!  
ARbodies will award a nose kit to the first non-qualifier part of the "Nosed Out" contingency program.  Also, CrateInsider.com will award a $25 gift certificate to the driver that finishes last on the lead lap at the finish each night. 
Feature payoff: 1. $2,000  2. $1,000  3. $650  4. $550  5. $470  6. $435  7. $410  8. $370  9. $340  10. $310  11. $280  12. $270  13. $260  14. $250  15. $240  16. $230  17. $220  18-24. $210. 

Non-Qualifier: 1. $175  2. $150  3. $140  4. $135  5. $130  6. $125  7. $120  8. $115  9. $110  10-24. $105.  Tow $100.
Cumulative Touring Series points (only Touring members receive points): 1. Bryce Davis & Mike Pegher, Jr. 192  3. Jason Knowles 181  4. J.J. Mazur 173  5. Bruce Hordusky, Jr. & John Waters 162  7. Chad Wright 156  8. Brian Knowles 155  9. Jeremy Wonderling 100  10. Max Blair 98  11. Matt Latta 86  12. Jamie Brown 81  13. Jamie Wrightsman 76  14. Kyle Murray, Tony White & DJ Krug 70.  
You do not have to a member of RUSH to compete.  The yellow Westhold transponders will be used.  RACEceivers are always mandatory on the default 454.000 channel.  There will be a $100 entry fee.  Pit passes are $30.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m.  Drivers meeting is scheduled for 5:35 p.m. with warm-ups at 6:00 followed by qualifying and racing and racing at 6:30
Eriez Speedway is a 3/8-mile track located outside of Erie, Pa. in Hammett at 9821 Sampson Rd., Erie, PA 16509.  For more information, check out www.eriez-speedway.com.  Follow them on Twitter @EriezSpeedway1 and like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eriezspeedway
RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Rocket Chassis, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.
E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

RECALLS

Armour Eckrich Meats, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Class II Recall 054-2017
Health Risk: Low May 24, 2017

Armour Eckrich Meats, LLC, a Junction City, Kan. establishment, is recalling approximately 90,978 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The food service fully-cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage items were produced and packaged from April 26 through April 28, 2017. 

The following products are subject to recall:

8,769 cases of 16.6 oz. vacuumed packages containing “ECKRICH SMOK-Y CHEDDAR BREAKFAST SAUSAGE, NATURALLY HARDWOOD SMOKED” on the label, case code/ UPC number “27815 17984,” and a Use By date of “08/17/17.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 3JC” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centers in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

The problem was discovered on May 15, 2017 when Armour Eckrich Meats, Inc. was notified by another FSIS-regulated establishment that pieces of metal were embedded in a fully cooked sausage product produced by Armour Eckrich Meats, Inc.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call 1 (877) 933-4625. Media with questions about the recall can contact Kassi Belz, vice president of public relations for the Dalton Agency, at (904) 398-5222.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

USDA Recall Classifications

Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.

Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

2017 WASTE MANAGEMENT SUSQUEHANNOCK TRAIL PERFORMANCE RALLY SCHEDULE

Higgins on left and Pastrana on right. Travis Pastrana and his co-driver Robbie Durant  and David Higgins and his co-driver Craig Drew are members of Subaru Rally Team 2017. Both teams will go head-to-head at this year's STPR in Wellsboro.

(Subject to change – all times are approximate - latest schedule at (www.stpr.org)

FRIDAY, JUNE 2:

11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Parc Exposé at The Green in Wellsboro.

2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Stages 1 and 2 action at the Waste Management spectator area.

$7 per person admission to the Waste Management spectator area.

7:00 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. - Super Special Stages 3 and 4 at the Tioga County Fairgrounds begins. $5 per person admission to the Super Special Stage. $5 per car donation for parking.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3:

8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. - Parc Exposé opens at The Green in Wellsboro

8:45 a.m. - Parade of Flags at the Green in Wellsboro

9:10 a.m. - Singing of “The Star Spangled Banner” (and “Oh, Canada?) at the Green

9:46 a.m. – First car leaves the Green in Wellsboro

10:25 a.m. - Stage 5 (Asaph) action at the Asaph Picnic Area spectator point (all stages times indicate first car passing)

10:58 a.m. - Stage 6 (Painter) action at the Colton Point spectator point.

11:22 a.m. - Stage 7 (Thompson) action at the Wilson Point spectator point.

12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m. - Service at Germania

12:41p.m. - Stage 8 (Lebo 1) action at the Twelve Mike spectator point.

1:44 p.m. - Stage 9 (Randall 1) No spectator area.

2:19 p.m. - Stage 10 (Cedar) action at the Wilson Point spectator point.

2:55 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. - Service at Germania

4:25 p.m. - Stage 11 (Lebo 2) action at the Twelve Mike spectator point.

4:50 p.m. - Stage 12 (Randall 11) No spectator area.

5:22 p.m. - Stage 13 (Mine Hole) No spectator area.

6:50 p.m. - Parc Exposé at the Tioga County Fairgrounds.

8:20 p.m. - Super Special Stages 14 and 15 at the Tioga County Fairgrounds begins.

$5 per person admission to the Super Special Stage. $5 per car donation for parking.

9:45 p.m. - Podium and champagne spray at the Tioga County Fairgrounds.

2017 Regional Art Exhibit to Open June 2, at The Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center

The entire image in "Arkhipov" (shown) is a flat graphite drawing. Randy Owen took first place with this drawing in the 2017 Gmeiner Regional Art Exhibit that will open on Friday, June 2. Owen drew everything shown, including the wooden paneling, the two photographs, the medal and even the fly. Shown in the "taped photo" is Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov, a Soviet Navy officer credited with preventing a Soviet nuclear strike against the United States in October 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The pinned photo is of the submarine that carried the crew, including Arkhipov and a powerful Russian nuclear-tipped missile.
The opening reception for the 2017 Gmeiner Regional Art Exhibit will be on Friday, June 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro. The reception is being held in conjunction with Wellsboro's First Friday.

The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Stop in between 5 and 8 p.m. for refreshments and live music and to see the new exhibit featuring 35 two-dimensional pieces and 15 three-dimensional pieces, including photographs, paintings, printmaking, ceramics, drawing and encaustics created by amateur and professional artists 17 years of age and older who live within a 150-mile radius of Wellsboro.

The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. during the June 2 reception with prizes being presented for the most original and defined entries in the exhibit.

The winners are: First place, Randy Owen of Mansfield for his graphite "Arkhipov," $200; Second place, Morgan Weber of Liberty for "Rite of Passage" in pen, ink and acrylic, $125; and Third place, Bibi Brion of Liberty for her "Self Portrait in Oil," $75. Earning honorable mentions are: Mia Lisa Anderson of Wellsboro for her photograph, "The Gateway" and Ashley Lopez of Bloomsburg for "Slice of Nature," a copper plate etching with silk organza and homemade paper. Anderson and Lopez will each receive $50.

Penny Griffin Lutz, director of the Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, served as adjudicator for this show. "In my experience of reviewing hundreds of entries for solo exhibitions, I equally weigh the technical proficiency, composition, presentation, and communication of a message; and creativity: is this work different from anything I have viewed in the past? Does it speak to me and invite me to look closer?"

The selected artwork in this exhibit will remain on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, June 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18 and 24 & 25 and from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays , June 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23. Admission is always free.

For information about this exhibit, email Director Anna Wales at walesav@gmail.com.

Deane Little Beans with Maia Stam is June 3, in Wellsboro Pa

Maia Stam (shown) talks to youngsters attending her May Deane Little Beans program. She is presenting a second Deane Little Beans program on Saturday, June 3.
 The Deane Little Beans program “African Dance and Rhythm” with Maia Stam will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3 on the outdoor stage at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro, weather permitting.

This program is free and open to youngsters 12 and under and their parents.

Travel to West Africa with Miss Stam and learn songs, dances, and games from this colorful, exuberant culture.

If it rains, the program will be moved indoors to the lobby. Snacks will be provided.

A graduate of Goucher College, Stam majored in dance with concentrations in choreography and dance administration. While in school, she worked with modern dance companies including LehrerDance, ClancyWorks and Deep Vision. In 2014, she spent a semester abroad in Ghana and studied with master drummer and dancer Kofi Gademeh, director of Calabash Dance Africa. Since then, Maia has presented her research and taught African dance classes in numerous forums.

Currently, Stam resides in Wellsboro and is teaching African and Modern Dance at Rhythms Academy of Dance at the Deane Center.

For more information about this Deane Little Beans program, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

Penn State Extension Offering Summer Youth Clubs


Upcoming Programs at Lyman Run State Park

Group Kayak Shot
Photos by M. Harrison
KAYAKING AND DUTCH OVEN COOKING AT LYMAN RUN

Several Kayaking Nature tours and classes in Dutch Oven cooking are coming up at Lyman Run State Park. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of Lyman Run volunteer group which is a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. For all programs, you are required to pre-register, preferably online at www.events.dcnr.pa.gov Either go to the program date or go to Lyman Run State Park. Kayak Tours are free. There is a $5.00 per person fee for the cooking programs. Group size is limited so early registration is recommended. If you do not have computer access, you can also register by calling the Lyman Run State Park office at (814) 435-5010. Extra persons can participate in the Kayak Tour if they have their own kayaking equipment. Kayak tour participants will tour Lyman Lake and explore the plants, animals and local history of the lake. Participants should be at least 6 years of age and physically able to paddle their own boat. No experience is required. Basic equipment will be available to each visitor: Kayak, paddle, PFD and whistle. Participants should plan to arrive at the park at least 15 minutes before program start time for equipment outfitting. A short instructional talk will be provided at the beginning of the tour. Be prepared for conditions with proper clothing, sunscreen, and insect repellent. A pair of binoculars (optional) would enhance your experience. All kayak programs meet at the Schott Pavilion in the day use area.
Program dates: June 8th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm; July 3 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm; July 9 from 9:00 - 10:30 am; August 6 from 9:00 - 10:30 am; August 22 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Friends of Lyman Run volunteer kayak  and Dutch oven cooking instructors, Jan and John Halter
There will be a special Father's Day combination program of a Dutch Oven breakfast and kayak tour. This will be held on June 18 from 9:00-11:00 am. A sample breakfast will be prepared in a Dutch oven. While it is cooking....participants will tour the lake in kayaks, then come back and sample what was made. A fee of $5.00 per person will be collected on site.

Dutch Oven Cooking Classes - Participants will be provided with a short introduction to Dutch Oven cooking, covering essential equipment, history, proper care of cast iron, and cooking techniques. Each individual will have the opportunity for hands-on preparation of a main dish and /or dessert and then enjoy the results of their efforts. All necessary equipment, food, and recipes will be provided. 

You must pre-register. Please arrive promptly at 5:00 pm. Meet at the Schott Pavilion in the park's day-use area. A $5.00 fee per person will be collected on site.

AGENCIES PARTNER FOR TROUBLED GAME BIRDS

Getting things done for wildlife often requires partnership. From left to right, retired Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources forester Mark Maser, Pennsylvania Game Commission game birds biologist Lisa Williams, DCNR ecologist Emily Just and DCNR assistant district forester Dan Snyder discuss a collaborative habitat initiative at Gallitzin State Forest. 
A state-agency partnership is creating more habitat for two troubled game birds and other wildlife species that rely on young forest.

Since 2011, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have teamed to restore thousands of acres of idle, difficult-to-manage habitat for ruffed grouse and woodcock on state forests.

The partnership, spearheaded by DCNR’s Emily Just, an ecologist with the Bureau of Forestry, and Lisa Williams, a Game Commission game birds biologist, has been helping state forests and parks personnel write plans to remedy what ails now marginal habitats that once supported substantial populations of the ol’ ruff and timberdoodles. Both depend on young forests, which have been declining in Pennsylvania for some time. Grouse covet young upland forest – preferably with some adjacent stands of more mature trees; woodcock need young forest and shrubby thickets in soggy lowlands that offers their favorite food, worms.

“Pennsylvania is currently at a 50-year-low for this critical habitat,” Williams explained. “The decline of young forest has been dramatic.”

Pennsylvania lost about 30 percent of its young forest between 1980 and 2005, and declines continue, Williams said. Just 5 percent of Pennsylvania forests are young – up to 19 years old, according to 2014 forest inventory data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service.

Reverting farm fields and bottomland, the loss of young forestland to tree maturation and land-use changes have hurt these popular native game birds. Sinking with their populations are somewhat obscure songbirds, like golden-winged and prairie warblers, the yellow-breasted chat and brown thrasher, as well as the more recognizable whip-poor-wills, box turtles and snowshoe hares.

Although grouse mortality also is tied to West Nile virus, habitat is the key to keeping the state bird abundant in Penn’s Woods. It’s a conclusion resource managers back.

“Waiting until they’re almost gone and require hefty emergency care to save is not an option,” Williams emphasized.

So Williams and Just came up with an approach that evolved into an interagency habitat prescription service that leans heavily on collaboration and cooperation. They head into the hills to work with DCNR foresters on projects for grouse and woodcock throughout the state. They figure their teamwork has led to about 1,000 acres of new grouse and woodcock habitat being created annually.

Just said their now established campaign started from outreach to forestry staff on opportunities to begin improving poor-quality stands, carefully working in forest buffers, or targeting hard-to-manage sites for grouse and woodcock through on-site visits. This thinking-outside-the-box approach supplements the positive effects that forest-management activities have on wildlife.

“The first year, a couple of districts were interested, and then it just took off,” Just recalled. “We started with foresters on ‘orphaned’ sites – primarily woodcock habitat. Moist-soil areas where they couldn’t do traditional work.”

To get the ball rolling, Williams and Just walk sites with foresters, talk to them about their objectives and their equipment limitations.

Williams and Just have a reputation among DCNR’s foresters for requesting as many targeted objectives for birds as they can – strewn trunks and treetops left on site for grouse, open clearings with shrubby thickets for woodcock, control of invasive plants and targeted promotion of beneficial trees and shrubs. Depending on the site, they also might appeal for softer, shrubbier woodland edges, tree islands and aspen or alder regeneration.

Pennsylvania’s state bird, the ruffed grouse, is facing tough times due to mortality caused by West Nile virus. Like a variety of other wildlife species, grouse depend on young forest – about 800,000 acres of which has been lost statewide since the 1980s. But agencies like the Game Commission and DCNR are working where they can to restore young-forest habitat
“Management of natural resources is complex, so there is much discussion about silvicultural prescription essentials and the needs of the birds,” Just explained. “We work hard to combine both needs as much as we can.”

“It’s really the way conservation ought to work,” stressed Williams. “The synergy in the relationships we’re building creates a lot of excitement and it’s really paying off for the birds.”

Williams is quick to point out that Just makes it all work. She keeps the necessary paperwork going and looks for funding, which take a lot of pressure off participating foresters.

“The guys know that she is going to be with the project for the long haul,” Williams explained. “We don’t just show up, say ‘do this’ or ‘do that’ and walk away.”

Game Commission regional staff also help shorthanded or equipment-light forestry districts carryout their projects.

“Everyone is playing to their strengths, so projects don’t get held up anywhere,” Williams emphasized. “Now we have as many requests as we have time to handle.”

Aspen is promoted where possible because it is an important tree to ruffed grouse, providing the bird food – buds, catkins, leaves – all year long, Williams said. Even the way aspen’s leaves allow filtered light to pass down through the canopy promotes ground-level vegetation beneficial to grouse. Its value is unquestionable.

Aspen’s distribution is now threatened by landowner neglect – it needs to be managed actively – and by Pennsylvania’s maturing forests. A colonizing species, aspen filled in on the barren landscape after deforestation had leveled Penn’s Woods early in the 20th century and farmland reverted to forest. Grouse responded and Pennsylvania had fantastic upland hunting. Today, aspen makes up only a small portion of the state’s forestland.

But for all aspen does for grouse, it’s only part of the solution.

“In Pennsylvania, young forests are going to save grouse, not aspen,” reinforced Williams.

The work ahead won’t be easy, because there are many other considerations that must be weighed when managing hardwood stands for grouse, such as long-term forestry objectives, deer impacts on seedlings, habitat needs of other plants and animals, invasive plants and landscape connectivity.

The planning is complicated and getting the work done at a large enough scale to benefit wildlife takes many partners. Just points out that the Ruffed Grouse Society, National Wild Turkey Federation, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Partners for Wildlife, and the Wildlife Management Institute all have been strong supporters of this ongoing partnership.

Pennsylvania’s forests are growing older, and young-forest stands like this are becoming increasingly rare. In order to provide young-forest habitat to the many wildlife species that depend on it, work must be done to open up tracts of lands to allow trees to regenerate. It’s the type of work on which the Pennsylvania Game Commission and state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are teaming in projects across the state.
“While Partners for Wildlife and the Wildlife Management Institute assist with their use of on-the-ground machinery and expertise, the Ruffed Grouse Society and National Wildlife Turkey Federation bring an ingredient that is in very short supply, volunteers to help get the work done,” Just said. “Both organizations also have donated money and helped on site with several of these projects.”

Many hands are needed, because the effort to right the deficiencies in the Commonwealth’s grouse and woodcock habitat is no small undertaking. Williams estimates Pennsylvania is about 800,000 acres short of the young forest habitat it had in the 1980s.

The lack of young forest and its wildlife consequences are hard not to notice.

In 2013, the American Bird Conservancy identified early-successional forests as one of the Top 10 most-threatened bird habitats in America, Williams said.

“The loss of young forest means trouble for the species that need it,” Williams said. “In addition to grouse and woodcock, dozens of other species are declining. Change is needed to ensure they can have healthy populations in the future.”

Continued partnering among management agencies and conservation organizations will help. But Just stresses that more consistent funding is needed. .

“State forests have tremendous potential for ruffed grouse and woodcocks since we already sustainably manage forests to balance age class, and especially now that we are figuring out how to work in the more difficult sites,” Just said. “We also do environmental reviews of each project to ensure we’re not impacting other species. It’s a thoroughly proven process.”

The woodcock work has been especially encouraging, Williams said.

“Spring surveys indicate we’re supporting eight times the number of woodcocks in managed sites than we see in unmanaged sites, where woodcock numbers remain stalled. The birds are showing us the work is making a real difference!”

The Game Commission and DCNR have been producing young forest through their commercial timber operations for decades. They each cut thousands of acres annually. But with a deficit of 800,000 acres, every new acre of early successional habitat matters for grouse and woodcock. That’s where the collaboration of Williams and Just with DCNR foresters is paying off. It’s an indispensable partnership.

Thompson, Connolly Keep the Promise to MIA/POWs

Resolution ensures trade partners are active in recovery efforts

Today, U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) introduced H. Con. Res. 61, a resolution to ensure transparency and cooperation from countries that enter into future trade deals with the United States, in the research and recovery efforts of our nation’s missing service members.

“As a father of a wounded warrior, every day I am thankful that my son returned home safely,” Congressman Thompson said. “Sadly, many service members were not as fortunate and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, their families and loved ones deserve no less than our greatest efforts for recovery. This bipartisan resolution makes it clear that America is serious about our promises to our service members and we welcome our trade partners to become active in our ongoing recovery efforts.”

"We have a sacred compact with the men and women who serve our nation in uniform. They make untold sacrifices on behalf of the safety and security of the United States, and we vow to support them and their families in every way that we can,” Congressman Connolly said. “When a service member makes the ultimate sacrifice, it is our duty to ensure they are returned home to their loved ones. This measure would improve collaboration with U.S. trading partners on the recovery of our fallen heroes who have not yet made it home.”

According to the Department of Defense, more than 80,000 American citizens who served in the Vietnam War, Korean War and World War II are still missing in action. Expressing the importance of collaboration from trade partners to help identify and recover Americans will lead to more efficient recovery operations and bolster goodwill between the United States and our trade partners.

Statewide Solar Energy Planning Group to Evaluate Ways to Make Major Clean Energy Gains at June 8 Meeting

To envision what it will take to increase solar-powered electricity in Pennsylvania to 10 percent by 2030, participants in a statewide solar energy initiative led by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will analyze models of current and potential solar energy development at their second meeting, at Carnegie Mellon University.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Registration is required. The morning presentations, before participants break into work groups for the afternoon, will be streamed live.

More than 100 state and local government leaders, consumer advocates, utility and business leaders, experts in the solar industry, academics, and others interested in solar energy are participating in the 30-month project, called Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future.

“Pennsylvania has the expertise to create a plan to increase solar-powered electricity, bringing environmental and economic benefits broadly to residents, organizations, and businesses,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.

Since their first meeting in March, participants have begun data modeling to reflect the state’s solar market today and a business-as-usual outcome for the solar market in 10 years. Currently just .15 percent of electricity in the state comes from solar power.

An alternative, or alpha, model will forecast what Pennsylvania’s energy portfolio could look like in 2030 if the 10 percent goal is achieved.

Participants will analyze the models for opportunities and challenges in regulation, market transformation and business models, and systems and operations. Their recommendations will further refine the alpha model, which will serve as the basis for setting plan goals.

The goal of Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future is to create a shared vision statewide for the most effective ways Pennsylvania can reach its objective of 10% of in-state electricity sales generated by in-state solar energy. A draft plan will be available for public comment by mid- 2018, with a final plan released after comments are considered.

The meeting will be coordinated by project partner PennFuture.

Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future is funded by a $550,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.

June events at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library

· All month: Free Summer Snack for Youth age birth-18, Monday-Friday, 2-3pm. No registration necessary.
· June 1: Summer Bridge Club begins, every Thursday from 10:30-12:30. Learn to play or teach others! No registration necessary.

· June 3: Free Sciencetellers Show: “Pirates Lost at Sea” 1-2pm. Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more. The Story is Alive, Science is Learned. No registration necessary.

· June 6: Teen Game Day, 1-2pm: Xbox360, Card Games, Board Games, pizza! No registration necessary.

· June 10: Last day to register for Summer Story Hour and K-6 Summer Reading Club.

· June 15: Senior Lunch & Learn with Ice Cream Sundae Bar provided by LIFT Assistive Technology Coordinator Shelia Mazzaferro, 11:30-12:30. Please register by June 14.

· June 20: First meeting of Teen Book Club, 1-2pm. Teen Book Club will meet three times over the summer to give our teen patrons an opportunity to socialize and read. No registration necessary.

· June 21 Summer Story Hour begins for registered participants, 10-11am.

· June 21 K-6 Summer Reading Club begins for registered participants, 1-2pm.

· June 29: Book Buddies book club meeting, 6-7pm. No registration necessary.

· Free Jeffini the Great Magician: “The Master Builder Show” 1pm. Fun and Laughter, Lego Magic, Hilarious puppets, Architectural Adventures, featured library books to encourage kids to read, and audience participation to capture the kids’ attention. No registration necessary.

Baker Bill to Benefit Stage IV Cancer Patients

New legislation would ensure unfettered access to cancer treatments

Legislation spearheaded by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, would bring new hope for patients who have a Stage IV metastatic cancer diagnosis.

House Bill 1280 would provide Stage IV metastatic cancer patients access to the medication and treatments prescribed by their doctors no matter what their insurance typically covers.

“Those individuals who are dealing with the diagnosis of late-stage cancer that has started to spread throughout their body should have no barriers to access the most current medications prescribed by their doctors,” said Baker. “Under my legislation, insurance companies would no longer have the ability to delay access to the treatment options patients may need to save or extend their lives.”

Insurance companies currently have the ability to set coverage guidelines that govern how and when treatments are approved. Sometimes those guidelines require Stage IV patients to first try an insurance-mandated series of medications that fail to improve the condition before being granted access to the oncology medication and treatments prescribed by their doctor.

“Sadly, cancer rates continue to increase,” said Baker. “According to the American Cancer Society, in 2017, it is estimated that there will be more than 1.6 million new cancer cases diagnosed in the United States and 600,000 deaths. Time is of the essence for late-stage cancer medications and accessing best practice, evidence-based anti-cancer medication will give the greatest level of hope for cancer patients seeking help.”

House Bill 1280, known as the Fair Access to Cancer Treatment Act, passed the House unanimously today and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

The legislation is supported by the American Cancer Society Action Network, International Cancer Advocacy Network, Pennsylvania Society of Hematology and Oncology, Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition, Community Oncology Alliance, National Patient Advocate Foundation, Prostate Health Education Network, Susan G. Komen, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

JKLM Energy Donates $40,000 to The Coudersport Area Pool Fund

JKLM Energy makes a big splash for the Coudersport Area Pool with a $40,000.00 donation allowing us to meet and surpass the funds needed to match the Full DCNR grant that the borough applied for in April.
Huge thanks to everyone involved in saving the pool and those who showed up yesterday to celebrate the tremendous generosity of JKLM Energy and their employees.

Fundraising will continue until word comes in September if DCNR has granted the Coudersport Borough with the C2 P2 development grant that will provide the matching funds needed to sustain the only community swimming pool in Potter County.

Those still interested in donating can do so at the recycling center on Damascus road in Coudersport this Saturday. All donations made this month at the Lions Club recycling center will be donated to the Coudersport area pool restoration fund.


A charitable donation via check can be made to:

Coudersport Borough
Pool Fund
201 South West St
Coudersport Pa 16915

Individuals donating $2,500.00 can receive a lifetime membership or a Family Pool Pass for 10 years (family pool pass membership rules apply).