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Stoltz Of Coudersport

Howard's Inc.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Delmar Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-07-18 00:00:00 to CLEAN ENERGY EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION LLC for site WHISPERING PINES 1V in Delmar Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Races Cancelled Due To Forecasted Storms


Port Allegany Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 155 South

At 11:34 AM on Sunday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. & Ambulance has been dispatched to a one vehicle motor vehicle crash on Rt. 155, about one and a half miles south of the VFW. Report one patient.

No Injuries Reported In Bush Hill Crash On Friday



Carol A. HURLER, 75, formerly of Westfield, PA

Carol A. HURLER

Carol A. HURLER, 75, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Born October 1, 1941, in North Fork, PA, she was the daughter of Fred and Hava Saxton Hart. 

A graduate of Harrison Valley High School, Carol was a homemaker and a lifelong area resident. 

She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Surviving are: three children, Diane Hurler of Westfield, Russell (Laura) Hurler of Chicopee, MA, and Heather (Keith) Chase of Ulysses, PA; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Hurler, Jr. 

A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in the Hallsport Christian Church, Hallsport, NY. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Fire & EMS Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Barney Hill Road

At 10:23 AM on Sunday, Fire & EMS have been dispatched to the area of 1636 Barney Hill Road for a one vehicle rollover with possibly one injury.

Car Show At Port Allegany Moose Lodge 100th Birthday Celebration Saturday

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Estate of Joyce A. Kelly Auction Saturday, July 29th In Port Allegany, PA

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Ulysses Library Music On The Lawn Sunday, July 23rd Featuring The Fabulous Gabriel Trimbur

Northern Potter School District Has Fall Sports Vacancies For 2017-2018 School Year

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Finishing Touches Added To Gold Church

Mercyflight Makes Emergency Landing At St. Marys Airport; Ambulance Dispatched To Transport Crew & Patient To DuBois

At 9:46 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Ambulance has been dispatched to the St. Marys airport to transport the Mercyflight Crew and a 61 year old female patient to DuBois Hospital after the helicopter had to make an emergency landing due to the weather.

Ridgway Dispatched For Smell of Natural Gas On Main Street

At 9:38 PM on Saturday, Ridgway Fire & Ambulance has responded to a report of natural gas smell in a building at 132 Main Street. Attempting to find a keyholder to enter building. AVOID THE AREA!!
9:42--Keyholder is en route. 
10:20 PM--Requesting West Penn Power to scene to cut power to building.

PennDOT Rt. 44 South Project Going Out To Bid

Bid on Coneville to Shinglehouse in State Highway in Potter County, Shinglehouse Borough ...

Resurfacing of roadway using superpave asphalt mixture designs for the base, binder, and wearing courses, structure repairs on three structures, ...

Ulysses Library Music On The Lawn Sunday, July 23rd Featuring The Fabulous Gabriel Trimbur


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Bradford Township Dispatched To Gas Leak In Residence

At 4:15 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a gas leak inside a residence at 503 Interstate Parkway. Residence has been evacuated.

Fox Township Dispatched To Crash at Kyler & Toby Roads

At 3:35 PM on Saturday, Fox Township Fire Dept. & EMS dispatched for a one vehicle over the embankment crash at Kyler & Toby Roads with 4 possible patients.
St. Marys Ambulances & Medics responding. 

PA CleanWays of McKean County Recycles Over 1,900 Tires

Volunteers assisting with the PA CleanWays of McKean County tire recycling event.
PA CleanWays of McKean County , an affiliate of Keep PA Beautiful, completed a successful tire recycling event at the Smethport Borough Sheds on Route 6 in Smethport, PA, on Saturday, July 22.

Twenty Six volunteers, including 17 coaches and players from the Smethport football team, collected 1,840 tires from McKean County residents and municipalities. Four municipalities and residents across McKean County participated in the event.

The tires are trucked to Mahantango Enterprises, Inc. in Liverpool, PA, where 100% of the tires will be recycled. The organizations involved in the tire collection included PA CleanWays, McKean County Conservation District, McKean County Adult Probation, Smethport High School, and the Smethport Borough.

Jay Township Dispatched For Basement Wall Collapse On Bennett's Valley Highway

At 2:55 PM on Saturday, Jay Township Fire Department has been dispatched to 18521 Bennett's Valley Highway for a basement wall collapse with water rushing in.

Raining On Your Parade Today

Roulette Ambulance To Buckler Drive

At 1:10 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to the baseball field near Bucklers for a lower leg injury.

Roulette Ambulance To Fessenden Road

At 1:00 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic dispatched to Fessenden Road for a male with altered mental status as a result of a fall.

Aerial Renegade/Alexander Renn Drone Video Of Coudersport Construction Progress

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Sergeant Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-07-17 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2314 188H 51618 in Sergeant Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swn Production Co Llc in Liberty Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-07-19 to Swn Production Co Llc in Liberty Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect ..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Mays Gas &Amp; Coal Co James A Mays Jr in Clarion Twp, Clarion County

Administrative violation issued on 2017-07-18 to Mays Gas &Amp; Coal Co James A Mays Jr in Clarion Twp, Clarion county. OGA 3211(G) - Failure to post the well permit number and the operator's name, address and phone number at the well site during construction of the access road, site preparation and during drilling, operating or alteration of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co in Polk Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-07-19 to Eqt Production Co in Polk Twp, Jefferson county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Roulette Ambulance To Allegheny River Campground

At 11:56 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to the Allegheny River Campground for a child fallen with a possible arm fracture.

Benefit for Lori Hollamby at Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post 892 Saturday


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PCEC Has Openings For Part-Time Career & Vocational Mentor Positions In Austin & Port Allegany

Immediate Vacancy Notice
Potter County Education Council
5 Water Street, PO Box 5
Coudersport, PA 16915
The Potter County Education Council has a need for two part-time career and vocational mentor-aides for the ongoing program. 

We have open positions in the Austin Area School District and the Port Allegany School Districts’ guidance offices. 

The positions will be available mid-August through June of the 2017-2018 school year (about 20 hours per week), and we anticipate that it will continue into following years. This is part of a program that will be operated as a collaborative program between the Potter County Human Services, Potter County Education Council and the local school districts. A job description may be reviewed at the Potter County Education Council Offices at 5 Water Street in Coudersport, PA (814-274-4877).

Applicants must have a minimum of a high school diploma and preferably additional education beyond high school. Appropriate work experience with older children, knowledge or work experience in business or industry, and experience with Microsoft Office applications would be desirable. Applicants need to have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three current (less than one-year-old) letters of reference, PA Child Abuse, PSP Criminal History and FBI Fingerprinting Reports (Education Versions) to Executive Director, Potter County Education Council, P.O. Box 5, Coudersport, PA 16915. You will also be asked to complete the standard PA Teacher Application upon review of your initial application.

Deadline for applications: Noon, Monday, July 31, 2017, E.O.E.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Terroristic Threats in Oswayo, Pa Leads to Other Charges


Alcohol Played Part in Driver's Refusal to Stop for Police


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Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched To Potter County Jail

At 8:56 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to the Potter County Jail for a man who has fallen about 20 feet. A dispatch said a 50ish year old man jumped from the top tier of the jail. Coudersport police are on scene as well as Medic 7.

Carol A. HURLER, 75, formerly of Westfield, PA

Carol A. HURLER

Carol A. HURLER, 75, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

 Born October 1, 1941, in North Fork, PA, she was the daughter of Fred and Hava Saxton Hart. 

A graduate of Harrison Valley High School, she was a homemaker and a lifelong area resident. Carol was a member of the Red Hat Society. 

Surviving are: three children, Diane Hurler of Westfield, Russell (Laura) Hurler of Chicopee, MA, and Heather (Keith) Chase of Ulysses, PA; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Hurler, Jr. 

A Memorial Service will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Microsurfacing on I-80 in Northumberland and Montour Counties Continues Next Week

Montoursville, PA – A 5.5-mile microsurfacing project on Interstate 80 in Northumberland and Montour Counties continues next week. The project limits include the interstate in both directions from just east of the Route 15 Interchange to just east of the Montour County line.

This work includes microsurfacing, epoxy overlays on bridge decks, line painting and rumble strips. Work also will be performed on ramps at Route 147/I-180 and Route 254. The paving of the ramps and car lots at the rest areas in Montour County also are included in this contract.

On Sunday night, July 23, the contractor will resurface the on-ramp to I-80 westbound at Route 254. When this work is completed work will begin on I-80 westbound.

A lane restriction will be in place. This work will be performed at night, from 9 PM to 7 AM, Sunday night through Friday morning.

This project is expected to be completed in mid-September.

Asphalt Paving Systems, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $1.9 million project.

DEP Releases Details of Mariner East 2 Oversight Ongoing investigations into existing and potential violations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released details of oversight activities for the Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline Project (ME2).
To date, DEP has issued 4 Notices of Violation to Sunoco for the project. Additionally, one Consent Order and Agreement has been executed, with a penalty of $87,600 for a violation that impacted a wetland area next to Interstate 81 in Cumberland County. A detailed list of incidents related to construction of the pipeline will be available early next week, and will be updated weekly on the DEP website http://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/ProgramIntegration/Pennsylvania-Pipeline-Portal/Pages/Mariner-East-II.aspx.

“With so much concern about the Mariner East 2 pipeline the public needs to know that DEP is taking its oversight and regulatory enforcement role seriously,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “This project has raised questions about public health and the health of the environment, and it is important to be transparent about the issues that have arisen over the course of the construction.”

Governor Wolf has also voiced his concerns for the project, saying “I have heard concerns directly from local legislators, including in-person meetings where they have shared concerns of their constituents, along with residents who have written and called my office. I have directed DEP to do what they are legally able and feel is appropriate to ensure the operator is held accountable to addressing these incidents and taking additional steps to prevent similar incidents from occurring.”

“In addition to these immediate steps and penalties, DEP has numerousinvestigations of incidents underway, and anticipates additional enforcement actions against Sunoco for these violations,” said McDonnell. “I want to be clear: this is not the end of the road, but the beginning, and I want the people of Pennsylvania to know and be confident that DEP is exercising the fullest extent of our regulatory authority for this project.”

Notices of Violation were issued to Sunoco in 2 of the 17 counties along the pipeline route for impacts to waters of the commonwealth from inadvertent returns associated with the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operations. Violations involving “inadvertent returns” refer to incidents in the course of HDD in which the drilling fluid, a mix of water and bentonite clay used to lubricate the drill bit. The drilling fluid is non-toxic and is not expected to have any lasting effects on impacted waters of the commonwealth. The permits DEP issued specifically limit the use of additives in drilling fluids to an approved list that complies with drinking water standards.

All reported inadvertent returns are inspected by DEP or county conservation districts. As part of the permitting process Sunoco was required and DEP approved a plan for responding to inadvertent returns. Additionally, DEP included special conditions in the permits related to how Sunoco would address inadvertent returns. The permit requires Sunoco to visually monitor the ground surface along the path of the HDD while drilling operations are occurring. If an inadvertent return is discovered, then drilling shall immediately cease. DEP has no evidence at this time that Sunoco has not complied with this permit condition.

Pennsylvania law does not regulate private drinking water well construction or require private well owners to register their wells. Therefore, there is no comprehensive or reliable database or resource related to the location or condition of private water wells for DEP to utilize to protect private water supplies during permitting. Nonetheless, DEP evaluated potential impacts to private water supplies as part of normal permit application review process. For the ME2 permits, DEP included special conditions related to private drinking water wells that go beyond existing state law requirements. The permits are among the most stringent DEP has ever issued for this type of construction activity related to protection of private drinking water wells.

Bridge Work Next Week on I-80 EB in Union and Northumberland Counties

Montoursville, PA – Work continues next week on Interstate 80 while a contractor applies an epoxy overlay to the eastbound bridge spanning the Susquehanna River between the Route 15 Interchange in Union County and Interstate 180/Route 147 Interchange in Northumberland County.
Work will be from performed at night from Sunday, July 23 to Friday, July 28. The contractor will begin daily at 9 PM and finish at noon the following day.

Lane restrictions will be in effect during this work.

RAM Construction Services of Michigan, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $1.8 million, multiple bridge project.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zones.

Smethport Dispatched For Rear End Crash On Bush Hill

At 3:58 PM on Friday, Smethport Fire Dept. dispatched to a rear end crash on Bush Hill at the intersection with Pierce Brook Road. No injuries reported, but fluids are leaking on the roadway.

Habitat for Humanity needs your help.

We are in urgent need of Volunteers for our building project in Austin. Any help you can offer would be appreciated, whether it is one hour or eight. You need not be a carpenter or professional, we will give you guidance.

If you are available please call Tink Walker our project foreman at 814-274-8906 or just show up at the job site at 11 Thorn Street, Austin on Monday morning. We normally start at 8:00 AM. Lunch will be provided.

Charles “Chuck” Shrader, aka MSLBC, 65, of Warren, PA

Charles Shrader

Charles “Chuck” Shrader, aka MSLBC, 65, of Warren, PA., died peacefully Wednesday evening, July 19, 2017 after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

He was born February 23, 1952 in Greensburg, PA., was the son of the late Russell Wayne and Marjorie Charlotte Hoffman Shrader. 

Chuck had previously resided in Youngwood, PA., before moving to Warren, PA., in 1978. He was a graduate of Hempfield High School where he was their quarterback and a graduate of University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, where he was also a member of the Sigma Ki Fraternity. 

He attended numerous banking schools. Chuck was employed with the Warren National Bank, then Marine Bank, P.N.C. Bank, National City Bank, Integra Bank and retired in 2011 as Vice President of the former Clearfield National Bank, now known as Erie Bank. He currently was a finance operator of Cochran Zandi Lumber. 

Chuck was a member of First United Methodist Church, Warren Elks Lodge and was a former board member and former president of the Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society, as well as serving as treasurer for numerous boards and organizations. 

He was an avid fisherman and hunter, loved his children and grandchildren, who were the center of his life, who affectionately referred to him as PapPap.
He was a member of Fork Run Camp and served as “Custodian” of Moon River.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 43 years, Katherine Ludwig Shrader whom he married July 8, 1974 in Greensburg, PA., 2 Children – Rev. David M. Shrader and his wife, Emily of Tunis, Tunisia, Megan E. Moyer and her husband, MSG Adam of Fountain, Colorado, 1 Sister – Mara Tinsley and husband, MCPO Robert of Leeper, PA., Brother-in-laws, Daniel Ludwig and wife, Kristy of Waterford, PA., David Ludwig of Grand Rapids, MN, 5 Grandchildren – Mae Leigh Shrader, Wesley Shrader, Mia Moyer, Miriam Shrader, Mckinley Rose Moyer, 1 Niece and 4 Nephews, and the many friends of the Montana group.
 
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICE will be conducted at the convenience of the family with family friend, Rev. Timothy B. Dubeau, Pastor of Congregational Church of Salem, CONN.

 The family suggests memorial contributions may be sent by contributions to Diabetes Association or Hunt for Healing, Inc., 311 Gulf Breeze Parkway, PMB 135, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563.

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

Headline Harrisburg By Rep. Matt Gabler



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Headline Harrisburg
Friday, July 21, 2017
The latest news from the State Capitol 
                          
Voters to Decide Property Tax Issue - This fall, voters will ave the opportunity to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow local governments to exclude more of a property’s median assessed value for property tax reductions.

Currently, the state Constitution only permits local governments – counties, municipalities and school districts – to exclude up to 50 percent.

The referendum is made possible through House Bill 1285, which recently passed both chambers of the General Assembly this summer. It is identical to legislation, House Bill 147, which cleared both the House and Senate last session – a requirement to amend the Constitution.

Voters will be able to consider the constitutional amendment on the Nov. 7 ballot. Should the people of Pennsylvania vote in the affirmative on this question, the Constitution will be amended as the governor’s signature is not required for a constitutional amendment.
                
         
Disability and Senior Resource Expo - For the fourth consecutive year, I am partnering with Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) to host a Disability and Senior Resource Expo. Our event will take place this Wednesday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Edgewood Hall, 717 South St. Marys St., St. Marys.

The expo is a great opportunity for senior citizens and their loved ones, as well as members of our community living with disabilities, to check out the various resources that are available. With more than 60 vendors on hand, the event is also a chance for LIFT to display the various services they perform in Elk County and the surrounding six-county region.

LIFT was established in 1994 by people with disabilities and serves as a Center for Independent Living (CIL). In addition to providing independent living skills training, they can assist with advocacy issues and offer peer mentoring services, information and referrals and much more.

Various types of health screenings will also be performed during the expo. Admission is free and lunch will be served.
                  
         
Attention Sportsmen - If you're interested in a FREE copy of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Hunting and Trapping Digest, please stop by either my DuBois, St Marys or Clearfield district office. Supplies are limited so get yours today.
                  
         
On the Road Again - Starting Monday, trucks exceeding five tons will be prohibited from using Route 255 between Sabula and Penfield. Northbound trucks will be required to use Interstate 80 to the Penfield/111 exit and follow Route 153 north to Route 255 north in Penfield. Southbound trucks will use Route 153 south, entering I-80 at the mile-marker 111 on-ramp and exiting at the DuBois/101 exit, where they can access Route 255.

The truck detour is necessary so work can be performed to remove the asphalt surface, repair the subgrade of the road and then re-pave it. The project will improve drainage, as well as roadway and structure integrity, and enhance safety along this travel route. Overall work will also include tree trimming, new inlets, roadway safety paint markings, and new traffic lines. Paving and installation of ADA-compliant curb ramps at the Penfield Route 255/153 intersection will also be included.

Passenger cars and trucks will be able to continue using Route 255 between Sabula and Penfield while road work takes place but drivers should be prepared for long travel delays.

PennDOT expects the project to finish in early November.
                  
         
Congratulations…..to Bill Brock of St. Marys, one of four new commissioners to soon join the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Commissioner Brock will represent Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties.

The commissioners are appointed to four-year terms.
                  
         
I recently recognized two talented individuals associated with Boy Scout Troop 95 in St. Marys, which was chartered in 1934.

 
Scoutmaster Lad Kornacki is one of the troop's fine leaders who has provided great programs and positive mentoring to the young men of Troop 95.

 
For his Eagle Scout project, Nicholas Gismondi built supportive structures to house cats and also benches with storage for the Elk County Humane Society. Pictured with him are his parents, Nick and Chris Gismondi.
                  
         
 
Congratulations to the St. Marys Little League Minor League All Stars on staying undefeated and winning the Section One tournament Thursday in Erie County. Their next stop is Bucks County, where they will play Monday in the state finals.