Port Allegany Pee Wee's End Season Undefeated.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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!
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POTTER CO. QUARTERLY MEETING
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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Sip and Swipe Program:
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US ROUTE 6 WALKER STEPPING BACK INTO PENNSYLVANIA
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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.
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FSA issues crop reporting update
Monday, October 20, 2014
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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