Saturday, June 16, 2012
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The 58th Annual Rummage Sale, sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will be held June 21st, 22nd and 23rd, and June 25th through June 30th at Ste. Eulalia's Parish Center in Coudersport. Hours are from 10AM to 6PM.
Two raffles, one for an L.L. Bean Cooler Bag and a second for a wicker picnic basket both filled with all the items needed for a gourmet picnic will also be held. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and may be purchased during the sale. Winning tickets will be drawn on June 30th.
The amount of merchandise this year is bigger and better than ever. Shoppers will find an abundance of treasures and bargains galore at this popular sale.
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Mutual Aid Structure Fire In Andover
At 9:50 pm on Saturday, Andover, Wellsville, Whitesville, and Genesee units have been dispatched in connection with a structure fire at 3543 County Road 22 in Andover. The address is listed at Lynch's Trailer Park.
FIRE INVESTIGATORS CALLED TO INVESTIGATE THIS FIRE.
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Sally D. Kennedy, 74, formerly of Casper and a resident of Beaverdam, AZ passed away on June 10, 2012 in St. George, Utah, after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Degolia, PA on August 11, 1937 to Ronald and Muriel (Harmon) Williams. She was a 1954 graduate of Natrona Co. H.S. On Oct. 4, 1954 she married her soul mate John J. Kennedy. They were married 54 years.
Sally worked for Blue Bird Market and as a Purchaser for Wyoming Medial Center. She enjoyed keeping the books and calling the games for Little League and American Legion baseball. She was a Girl Scout Leader with Irene Thompson and baked hundreds of cookies for soldiers during the Vietnam War. She was an avid cross stitcher, reader and enjoyed Casino Slots and Troopers Bingo.
She is survived by two sons, Richard and Daniel both of Casper; two daughters, Barbara Maluchnik of Casper and Karen (Tom) Abbott of Port Allegany, PA; one brother, Jon (Tracy) Williams of Lockport, NY; and one sister, Ronni (John) Plummer of Concord, NC; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; cousins; in-laws; and numerous friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; daughter, Kathi; sister, Carolyn Corbin; and two grandsons, Spiker and Gary Bryan
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Stars-N-Parks Mars, Saturn & the Crescent Moon Under a High Riding Dipper
Friday June 22nd 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
This special program is conducted by Education Director, Thom Bemus of the National Public Observatory.
Night Sky Tour
Saturday June 23rd 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Experience the splendor of the night sky. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Hear the legends and myths surrounding these patterns in night sky. Explore planets, star clusters and other deep space objects through the park’s telescopes.
Friday June 23rd, Friday 29th, and Saturday June 30th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Through our specially filtered telescopes, take a closer look at our nearest star the Sun. Discover and view the features of the Sun and learn how they impact the earth.
Moonlight Movie and Lunar Viewing
Friday June 29th and Saturday June 30th 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Join us for a short film to learn about the people that met the challenge of landing a man on the moon and returning safely. Hear in their own words the dedication, commitment and the fear of failure from the men who rose to America’s challenge. After the movie, we will observe the lunar landscape through the park’s telescopes.
Programs are conducted at Night Sky Viewing Area which is located opposite the gated Astronomy Field
If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program will be held in the pavilion on the South Side of the park. However this program may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.
The weather can be cool and damp, dress accordingly. For further information, please call the Lyman Run State Park office at (814) 435-5010.
The park asks that visitors to the Night Sky programs to please leave their pets at home. Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet friendly environment.
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Synchronous Fireflies! Early Summer (late Spring) Outing June 22 to June 24
June 22 to June 24 Join Us to Observe and Document Synchronous Fireflies in the Allegheny National Forest
The Synchronous Fireflies have started their display in the Allegheny National Forest! On the weekend of June 22 to June 24 we will be camping near Kelletville in the Allegheny National Forest to observe and document the rare synchronous firefly population in "The Branch" Watershed. Our camp will be near the intersection of FR 127 and FR 145--we will post signs on FR 127 just past the intersection. See this link for our camp site location. The site will also be near the intersection of the North Country Trail and FR 127. Look for signs to the camp. To prepare for our firefly watching weekend you can download a flash chart here which will help you identify different types of fireflies. If you are interested in following our Firefly Watch activities please sign up for the Firefly Watch Group to get updates on firefly monitoring and research in the ANF.
Call 814-520-4639 for more information.
For more information follow this link.
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|Mabel I. Gennocro|
She was born August 8, 1916 in Emporium a daughter of the late Albert and Margaret Zurflu Streich.
On July 5, 1936 in she married the late Anthony Gennocro.
Mrs. Gennocro retired from Sylvania where she worked for many years. She was the last Gold Star Mother in Cameron County. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Daughter: Dorothy Chirillo, Bradford
Daughter: Margy Putt, Emporium
Daughter: Gloria Berry, Emporium
Son: Jim Gennocro and his wife Dolly, Emporium
Son: Sam Gennocro and Paula, Duke Center
Son: Mick Gennocro, Morristown, TN
Several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren
Brother: Albert "Clink" Striech, Emporium
Sister: Virginia Stebich, Austin
Sister: Lois Gribble, Emporium
Sister: Judy Seabolt, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Albert and Margaret Zurflu Streich
Husband: Anthony Gennocro
Son: Anthony "Butch" Gennocro who died in the Vietnam War
Daughter: Sharon Geci
1 Brother: Herbert Streich
3 Sisters: Charmaine Donovan, Evelyn Benedict & Doroth Streich
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday, (June 18, 2012) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Jeremy Caskey, Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, officiating.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
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Charles O. "Joe" Nellis, 80, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 356 E. 5th St., Ext., Emporium
|Charles O. "Joe" Nellis|
He was born March 21, 1932 in Tioga, PA a son of the late Charles and Lula Maybelle Shaylor Nellis.
On January 16, 1954 in Rich Valley Weslyan Church he married the late Stella LaBorde Nellis.
Mr. Nellis retired from Motor Coil where he worked for many years. He had served Emporium Borough as the Chief of Police for several years.
Daughter: Vicki, Mrs. Ed LaBrozzi, Emporium
Daughter: Kimberly, Mrs. Brooks McBride, Emporium
Son: Lawrence Nellis, Emporium
3 Great Grandchildren & 5 Grandchildren
Brother: Robert, Emporium
Sister: Shirley Collins, Emporium
Sister: Virginia Main, Emporium
Sister: Joanne Austin and her husband, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Charles and Lula Maybelle Shaylor Nellis
Wife: Stella LaBorde Nellis who died Jan. 31, 2007 Daughter: Linda Nellis who died Dec. 15, 2005
2 Sisters: Betty Gaenzle and Annabelle Nellis
3 Brothers: Richard, Gary and Jim Nellis
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home
207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (June 18, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 10:00-10:45 AM.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
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Kenneth S. Pease
CLARA, PA---Kenneth S. “Ken” Pease, 69, of Clara, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, after a long illness.
Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary at a later time.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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George W. “Bill” McCaslin
Coryville- George W. “Bill” McCaslin, 73, of Coryville Alley, passed away Friday (June 15th) in his home following a long illness.
Friends may call Tuesday at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at which time funeral and committal services will be held.
Arrangements are incomplete and a full obituary will follow in Monday’s edition.
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At 2:39 PM on Saturday Dept 46 and Med 6 were dispatched to Atkins Road for a Medical Call.
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Joseph J. Vogel, 67, of Smethport, died unexpectedly Friday (June 15, 2012) at his residence in Smethport.
He was born Aug 16, 1944 in Pittsburgh, a son of Joseph and Margaret Palange Vogel. On November 28, 1964, in St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, he married Jane M. Moore, who survives.
Mr. Vogel was a graduate of Baldwin Area High School of Baldwin, PA and served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam.
Mr. Vogel was a PA State Trooper from 1967 to 1994, and over his time of service with the State Police, he held the positions of a criminal investigator and Fire Marshall. He was awarded “Outstanding young law enforcement officer of the year” in 1975. He retired from the PA State Police; Troop “C”-Kane Station after 27 years. After his retirement, he worked for Mutual Inspection Bureau, Inc., as an independent contractor, up until his death.
He was a member of Smethport Country Club, the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, and the Retired PA State Police Association. He also coached many baseball teams in Smethport over the years, umpired for many years, and played in the Alley Cat Baseball League. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends at "A-Beer Lodge", his camp.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by
one daughter: Michelle L. Vogel of Smethport, PA
one son: Robert J. (Jackie) Vogel of Bloomsburg, PA
grandsons: Alex Vogel and Jeremy Vogel, both of Bloomsburg, PA
one sister: Joanie Fazio of Monroeville, PA
Special brother & sister in law: Joe & Sue Rossi of Smethport, and several nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 sister, Kathleen.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, at 11:00 am from the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor of St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby. Honor Guard will be provided by the PA State Police.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 6/16/2012 01:25:00 PM
The general public is invited to visit the Cherry Springs Star Party tonight, hosted by the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg. Close to 500 astronomers have paid to attend this year’s star party which includes viewing the excellent dark night skies at Cherry Springs as well as astronomy equipment vendors and a slate of speakers during the 3 day event.
This is a pre-registered, pre-paid event, but in cooperation with the Cherry Springs Dark Sky Fund/Association, a Friends group under the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, the star party invites the public to come in and visit with astronomers on the Saturday night of the event. The visitation hours are from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Arriving before dark gives you the opportunity to see all of the types of telescopes on the field, then after darkness settles in, about 30 of those astronomers will be volunteering their scopes for the public to look through. Those volunteers will be designated with special red lighting. Red light is the only light permitted on the Astronomy Observation Field in order to preserve night vision, so visitors are asked to bring along a small flashlight and members of the Dark Sky Team will fit it with a piece of red cellophane so it will comply with lighting regulations.
The public should park in the main parking lot (at the Night Sky Viewing area on the north side of Rt. 44) then walk over to the astronomy field where they will be greeted by Dark Sky Team members. Visitors will need to be off the field by 11:00 pm so that star party members can resume their observations for the night. Plan to dress warmly as it can get quite cool up at the park at night. Sturdy footwear should also be worn as you will be walking around in the dark. Flip Flops are NOT appropriate and may even be dangerous to wear. Absolutely NO PETS are permitted, so please leave them at home or at camp for the evening.
It looks like the night will be clear and that means that the stars will be out by the thousands….this is a great opportunity to see the Universe at Cherry Springs…the best place to stargaze in the Eastern United States and a Gold Level International Dark Sky Park. If you have any further questions, you may contact the Lyman Run State Park office at (814) 435-5010.
Photo by Dave Wymer – Dark Sky Team volunteer
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|A God's Country paradise for sale....See it this Saturday from noon to 3 PM.|
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Friday, June 15, 2012
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|Michael R. Duffy|
He was born Nov 22, 1963 in Olean, NY, a son of the late James McKean Duffy and the late Joan Carol Hosmer. He was also the son of Patricia Duffy of Tiona, PA and Leonard “Hoby” Hosmer of Smethport. He was married to Wanda W. Prosser-Stewart, who survives, for 28 years.
Mr. Duffy was a 1982 graduate of Smethport Area High School. He was President and Co-Owner of Duffy Inc. of Smethport, where he had worked since he was a little boy.
He loved spending time with his wife and family. He loved stock car racing, dirt bikes with his kids, working on his pond with his wife, spending time on the boat in Florida with his wife, and visiting in Kentucky and Philadelphia with the rest of his family, having a great time.
He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport.
In addition to his wife and step parents, he is survived by:
Six children: Lacy J. (Anna) Stewart, Jamie L., Jenna H., Jessica F., Tristen M., and Jimmy M.M. Duffy, all of Smethport
Three grandchildren: Ryan C. Burdick of Smethport; Anna L. and Shelby R. Stewart, both of Port Allegany
three sisters: Joyce (Jim) Dodge and Kelly (Bob) Dixon, both of Smethport, PA, and Colleen Duffy of Lewis Run
two brothers: Leroy (Carol) Duffy and James (Ronda) Duffy, both of Smethport, PA
several Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at 10:00 am Tuesday, June 19, in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Theodore Marconi and the Rev. Vincent Cieslewicz. Committal will be in Norwich Cemetery, Colegrove. A Christian Wake service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 3:30 PM.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 6/15/2012 08:42:00 PM
Our Missing Dogs, Sophie and Sarah have been found. Sarah has a compound fracture to her right hind leg. She will be just fine after some surgery. And Sophie is fine. They are happy to be home.
Thank you to all and we appreciate everyone's help!!
Our female YELLOW LABS, Sarah and Sophie, have run off.
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Edna L. Hunt “Beloved Mother and Grandmother”
Edna L. Hunt, 90, of Barbertown Road, Eldred, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 in her home following a lengthy illness.
Born May 30, 1922 in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of William E. and Bertha L. Black Besse. On November 7, 1944 in Portville, NY, she married Matthew J. Hunt who died on March 3, 2003.
Mrs. Hunt attended country school on Kings Run in Ceres and also attended school in Bolivar, NY. She was a domestic care provider in her home and had also been employed by Hilton (NY) High School in the custodial department.
Mrs. Hunt was a member of the Ceres United Methodist Church. She enjoyed painting, ceramics, needlework, and reading. She loved her dogs.
Surviving are a son, Dennis W. Hunt of Myrtle Beach, SC; a daughter, Rhonda Sue (Gary) LaDue of Hamlin, NY; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hunt was predeceased by her parents and husband.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday (June 18, 2012), with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Ceres United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Ceres, PA.
A fond memory of Edna may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.
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Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Statement Regarding Recent Arrests
Yesterday, June 13, 2012, charges were filed against Former Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Director Tammy Ann Ray and former Library Board Member and President Rebeccah Dickerson in connection with several thousand dollars of suspected non-library purchases made by Ms. Ray and Ms. Dickerson for personal use. Tammy Ann Ray was the director of the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library from January 2005 until October 2011. Rebeccah Dickerson joined the board in 2007 and was Board President from January 2011 until March 2012, at which time she resigned.
In early 2012, during an audit of the Library’s finances in connection with a grant, several suspect purchases were noted on the Library’s account. These findings prompted an exhaustive review of the Library’s catalog and finances. This extensive internal audit revealed several thousand dollars of suspected non-library purchases dating back to December 2006. Upon completion of the internal investigation, the library turned over its findings to Trooper Uhl of the Coudersport-based Pennsylvania State Police. In April, the case was assigned to Trooper David Surra, who diligently worked to build a case against Ms. Ray and Ms. Dickerson. District Attorney Andy Watson was also instrumental in helping the investigation move forward.
Upon learning of the suspect purchases, members of the board acted swiftly and thoroughly to investigate and address the misconduct. In addition, the current Library Board implemented comprehensive policies and procedures to prevent future malfeasance. The Library is disappointed in its former Director and Board President and dismayed at the recent events; however, it will strive to continue to serve the people of the greater Shinglehouse Area. The Library asks for the community’s continued support.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 6/15/2012 02:34:00 PM
JERSEY SHORE – Following an 18-month investigation involving four wildlife agencies, seven Vermont residents pled guilty to Pennsylvania charges of illegally killing white-tailed deer in Westfield, Tioga County, and ordered to pay $3,900 in fines, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Rodney P. Mee. Mee noted that each will lose their hunting privileges in Pennsylvania for one year.
An eighth individual set to stand trial in the Tioga County Court of Common Pleas is a convicted felon not to be in possession of a firearm, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
On May 8, the Vermont residents who pled guilty were: Ronald Machia, 47, of Sheldon; Dustin Machia, 24, of Swanton; Chad Machia, 26, of Swanton; Jason Giroux, 29 of St. Albans; Jamie Cooper, 26, of Sheldon; Lucien Riggie, 26, of Enosburg Falls; and Harry Williams, 54, of Highgate Center. David Machia, 52, of Sheldon, is facing additional firearms possession charges.
WCO Mee was assisted in the investigation by Vermont State Game Warden Carl Wedin, New York Environmental Conservation Police Officers Daniel Malone and Jeffery Hovey, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agent Patrick Bosco.
In October of 2010, the Vermont residents came to Westfield to hunt deer. The group was successful in killing several deer, but they did not report their kills, and returned in the November firearms deer season to hunt again. The group of eight hunters harvested 11 deer in three-and-a-half days of hunting. Upon the hunters return to Vermont on Dec. 2, they were stopped by New York State Trooper Shawn Murphy, in Roust Point, for a traffic violation. Trooper Murphy observed nine of the deer in the Vermont pickup and notified NY ECOs Malone and Hovey to investigate. The Vermont hunters were released after a short investigation, and WCO Mee was notified and began what was to become an 18-month investigation.
WCO Mee, as a result of the New York stop, visited Vermont to interview the suspects, and was assisted by Vermont State Game Warden Carl Wedin and USFWS Special Agent Patrick Bosco.
“I can’t thank enough the local witnesses that came forward to testify, as well as the hard work and time spent on this investigation by my fellow state and federal wildlife officers,” WCO Mee said.
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ServSafe is a 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 course will have a home-study component. Students will receive their books 10 days in advance. On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Coudersport office of PCEC students will review the material starting at 9 a.m. and will take the certification exam in the afternoon. Cost for the course is $175 per person and includes the book, study guide and exam. To register, call 877-489-1398 or go to www.extension.psu.edu.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 6/15/2012 01:43:00 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will host a public meeting and hearing on Wednesday, June 27, about EME Homer City Generation’s proposal to increase its permitted discharge of wastewater.
An informational meeting to explain the need for the amended permit will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Homer-Center High School on Wildcat Lane in Homer City, Indiana County.
“This combined public meeting and hearing will give residents an opportunity to hear about the proposal, ask questions and, if they wish, provide testimony,” DEP Southwest Regional Director Susan Malone said.
DEP is reviewing an application with amendments to the facility’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit that would accommodate additional flow from treated landfill leachate, which is most of the wastewater associated with landfill activities; cooling tower blowdown, or water drained from the plant’s cooling towers; and makeup water, which is water needed to replace cooling water that has evaporated.
During the meeting, DEP staff will explain the agency’s role in reviewing such applications, and representatives from EME will explain the company’s proposal. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the public may present up to five minutes of oral testimony about the proposed NPDES permit amendment. Written testimony of any length will also be accepted. The oral testimony will be recorded by a stenographer and transcribed into a written document. At the end of the 30-day public comment period, DEP will develop a written response to all relevant written and oral testimony. The final NPDES permit amendment, if issued, will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
DEP recently approved EME’s plan to install two dry scrubber systems on Units 1 and 2 of the plant.
Those who wish to present oral testimony should contact DEP Community Relations Coordinator John Poister at 412-442-4203 or register that evening prior to the hearing.
For anyone unable to attend the public hearing, written comment should be submitted to Dana Drake, PA DEP Clean Water Program, Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The public comment period will close on July 7.
Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact John Poister or make accommodations through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD).
For more information, call 412-442-4000 or visit www.dep.state.pa.us.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 6/15/2012 01:16:00 PM
Locker 1 AAU Basketball
Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction Fundraiser
When: June 17, 2012
Where: Myra’s Restaurant
The Locker 1 AAU Basketball team is holding a Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction to help raise funding for the National Tournament. The Locker 1 AAU Basketball team has players from Portville, Olean and Smethport Schools. On April 22, 2012 at a tournament in Seneca Falls, NY the Locker 1 AAU Basketball qualified to attend the AAU National Tournament in Orlando, Florida from July 24-July 30, 2012. This is a tremendous opportunity for the team to participate at a national level, but also to represent their hometowns.
The challenge is the cost to attend. The cost per athlete estimate is $1,000 to cover their travel, lodging, meals and entry fee. The total team cost is $15,000. The team will work together not only on the court, but also in raising the money for this incredible opportunity. In 2011 our team finished 14th in the nation and we learned valuable lessons about competing at a higher level of basketball.
The Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction proceeds will help defray the costs for the team. Please stop by for a great meal, a chance to win some great prizes and an opportunity to meet the players! Hope to see you there!
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 6/15/2012 01:16:00 PM
All four lanes on the mainline of I-80 in Columbia County are open to traffic, as of early last evening.
The bridges project work zone around exits 241(Lime Ridge/Berwick) and 242 (Mifflinville) do not have any scheduled lane closures planned for next week.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check interstate traffic conditions before heading out.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 6/15/2012 01:03:00 PM
On 6/4/12 troopers were called to a physical altercation incident at the Dandy Mart in Harrison Township.
Trooper Savannah investigated and found Trisha Thompson, 22, of 20 Cinder Hill Rd, Ulysses and Tonya Cook, 25, of 506 Center Street, Ulysses had engaged in a physical altercation against Shannon Mountain, 20, of 228 Willowbrook Rd, Westfield.
Cook and Thompson will be cited for Harassment and Disorderly Conduct. Charges will be filed at District Court 55-4-03.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 6/15/2012 12:56:00 PM
At 12:34 p.m. on Friday, Roulette Ambulance to Bilek's Curve on Rt. 6 for a person unresponsive.
12:51 p.m., Helicopter requested. LZ at Reed Run Airstrip.
12:54 p.m., Roulette Fire Dept. dispatched to set up LZ at Airstrip for MercyFlight.
1:04 p.m., MercyFlight ETA 12 mins.
1:55 p.m., Roulette Ambulance reports transporting patient to Charles Cole.
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Updated: Friday, 15 Jun 2012, 12:08 PM EDT
Posted by: Emily Lenihan
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Sources tell News 4 the body of Dr. Timothy Jorden has been found in the area of 18-Mile Creek, in Lake View. His body was found off a dirt road near his home.
Jorden is the 49-year-old trauma doctor who was a person of interest in a fatal shooting at ECMC earlier this week.
Sources say his body was found with an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound. More....
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 6/15/2012 12:35:00 PM
Farmers in our area are in full throttle planting and harvesting hay. Amidst all the work spring brings to this area, farmers have been plagued with an extreme challenge, Armyworms.
These pests of corn, hay, wheat, oats and turf grass are known for consuming every leaf in sight (picture below). These caterpillars have hatched in areas across Northern Potter and in surrounding New York Counties.
Armyworms are a devastating pest that overpopulates the Northeast only a few times in a farmer’s lifetime.
This is precisely the reason producers must be out scouting for these pests that predominantly feed at night. Their destruction is characterized by feeding only on the edges of leaves, eventually devouring the entire plant, leaving only stalks and midribs.
For assistance evaluating pest damage, contact Nicole Santangelo, Agronomy Educator with Penn State Extension at 814-274-8540. Stay ahead of the game by subscribing to our free Field Crop News sent to your email inbox weekly at http://extension.psu.edu/field-crop-news/subscribe.
|Corn field decimated by Armyworm in Bradford County (photo courtesy of Mark Madden, Penn State Extension)|
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June 15, 2012
The latest news from the State Capitol
Budget Negotiations in Full Swing
With just two weeks remaining in the current fiscal fiscal year, lawmakers and the Corbett administration are busy working out the details of the 2012-13 state budget.
As the state and national economies continue to struggle to recover, state revenues again came in below estimates during the month of May. The $44 million deficit in collections brings the state’s total budget shortfall to $332.9 million. Read this month’s Economic Brief for more details.
Clearly, this is another challenging budget year. I’ll provide another update on the process next week.
|House OKs In-Depth Study of PA EMS Services
The state House this week adopted a resolution I authored to call for an in-depth assessment of our emergency medical services (EMS) system in Pennsylvania.
As a former dispatcher and emergency responder myself, I know that efficient and effective EMS services are vital to the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians. I believe our providers are doing a great job, but as a Legislature we have a responsibility to ensure we make the most of the opportunities presented by improved technology, management systems, infrastructure and communications capabilities.
House Resolution 315 calls on the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) and the Joint State Government Commission (JSGC) to study both the financial and administrative effectiveness of the state’s EMS system. The committees specifically are charged with exploring enhancement of the current system through use of existing government and private sector programs, institutions, facilities and infrastructure resources. The committees also are directed to make use of nationally recognized associations and organizations to identify opportunities to make use of the state’s college and university systems to boost training, recruitment and retention. Finally, they will study the possibility of streamlining and restructuring the regional EMS councils.
The report is to be presented to the General Assembly by June 30, 2013.
|Legislative Reapportionment Commission Approves Final Maps |
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission has approved final maps for Pennsylvania’s House and Senate districts. This vote followed a public comment period and two public hearings to receive input on the proposal.
Under the plan, the 67th District I represent would be changed to include all of McKean County and would continue to include all of Cameron County and most of Potter County. Galeton Borough and Pike Township in Potter County would be moved into the 68th Legislative District represented by Matt Baker. However, it is important to note that such changes will not take place until at least 2014, pending approval of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Every 10 years, the Legislature is constitutionally required to craft a plan defining new legislative district boundaries to reflect population changes recorded in census data. For the latest updates on redistricting, visit www.redistricting.state.pa.us.
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Charles Cole Memorial Hospital has a desirable opportunity for per diem (call-in) Registered Nurses in our Home Health Department. Candidates must have a current Pennsylvania Nursing license. Home Health experience and at least one year of med/surg experience required. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle availability during scheduled working and on-call hours.
CERTIFIED NURES AIDE
Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Home Health/Hospice department is seeking per diem (call-in) Certified Nurses Aides. Candidates must be Certified by the state of Pennsylvania as a Nurses Aide, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and maintain a current CPR certification. Previous Home Health/Hospice experience preferred. Candidates must be able to work flexible hours as schedules require and have a current valid drivers’ license and a dependable automobile available during all working hours. Major responsibilities include but are not limited to providing quality patient care activities per written care plan as assigned and supervised by a RN including: bathing needs, oral care, shampoo/hair care, which is patient related and essential to health care at home (i.e: change bed linens, meal preparation, etc.), assist with ambulation/transfer, and simple exercises as directed by a Physical Therapist. Candidates must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times, in all matters.
Interested applicants may complete an application electronically by visiting our web site at www.charlescolehospital.com. Click on careers, click on Nursing, click on application and follow the instructions. For additional information, please call (814) 274-5431.
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Gas/Housing Meeting Set; Newsletter Available
Featured speakers for the hour-long program will be Dr. Bonita Kolb and Dr. Jonathan Williamson from the Center for the Study of Community and the Economy at Lycoming College. That duo recently conducted a detailed study of accelerated gas drilling on housing and related topics. They’ll discuss portions of their findings that relate to Potter County, based on demographics, transportation, housing stock, business structure and related characteristics.
Three local content experts will also sit on the panel. They are John Wright, Potter County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities; Jim Kockler, Potter County Human Services; and Bill Hunter, Trail’s End Realty. They will discuss impacts on the housing market and steps being taken locally to prepare. Questions will be fielded by the panel following the presentations.
Latest edition of the Shale Gas Roundup, a local newsletter focused on issues related to natural gas development in Potter County, is now available. Copies can be viewed or printed from the county website, at pottercountypa.net (click on Natural Gas tab at top). They’re also available at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport. Call Sharon Costa at 814-274-8290, Ext. 207, to arrange for pickup. This award-winning publication of the Natural Gas Resource Center carries a wide variety of timely information. Among the highlights in the June/July edition:
- Free local training for gas rig jobs Aug. 6-24
- Potter County allies with Center for Community & Economy
- Local group sharpens focus on protecting water quality
- Important Act 13 deadline for townships, boroughs
- Market expanding for dry gas being produced locally
- Researchers probe industry impact on land, dairying
- Pipelines being laid for natural gas, water
- New production developments suggest 50-year gas bounty
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The Potter County Farmers' Market is held weekly on Friday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the courthouse square in Coudersport.
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|A God's Country paradise for sale....See it this Saturday from noon to 3 PM.|
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
A Smethport businessman was killed Thursday afternoon at about 5:30 PM, when the ultra-light aircraft he was attempting to fly, crashed at a private airstrip in East Smethport, Keating Township, McKean County.
Michael R. Duffy, 48, Smethport, PA, died instantly in the crash, according to Trooper Douglas Kramer of the Kane barracks who investigated.
Assisting at the scene were the Smethport Volunteer Fire Department and the McKean County Coroners Office.
Duffy was an owner of Duffy, Inc., an East Smethport business that mines sand and gravel, contracts for heavy earthmoving and construction projects, and has a large trucking business. Mike was well known and respected throughout the northern tier of Pennsylvania.
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SBA Offers Disaster Loans in Potter & McKean Counties In Pennsylvania for Economic Injury Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration
SBA Offers Disaster Loans in Pennsylvania for Economic Injury Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration
ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration announces today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in McKean and Potter counties in Pennsylvania as a result of frosts, freezes, unseasonably warm temperatures, and excessive heat that occurred on March 1 – April 30, 2012.
“These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in New York. The Small Business Administration recognizes that disasters do not usually stop at county or state lines. For that reason, counties adjacent to primary counties named in the declaration are included,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.
“When the Secretary of Agriculture issues a disaster declaration to help farmers recover from damages and losses to crops, the Small Business Administration issues a declaration to assist eligible entities affected by the same disaster,” said Skaggs.
Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquacultural enterprises, agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers are not eligible to apply to SBA.
Loan amounts can be up to $2 million, with interest rates of 3 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for small businesses. Terms can be up to 30 years. The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its financial resources. The agency sets loan amounts and terms based on each applicant’s financial condition. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits.
Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Those affected by the disaster may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than February 5, 2013.
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|6/14/2012||7:18 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||1173 BEN GREEN RD||ALLEGANY TWP|
WELLSVILLE MEDIC 700 DISPATCHED, 2 HELICOPTERS DISPATCHED
8:06 LIFE NET 7-7 AIRBORNE FROM LZ--MERCYFLIGHT INBOUND
8:20 pm--MERCYFLIGHT AIRBORNE
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ULTRALIGHT PLANE CRASH IN SMETHPORT
At 5:43 pm on Thursday, Smethport Fire Dept and Priority Care Ambulance have been dispatched to a Ultralight airplane crash in an airstrip in a field behind the old Highlander Inn. Responders to meet individual on a 4 wheeler behind the old Highlander Inn to be taken to the victim who is reported unresponsive.
LZ BEING SET UP FOR MERCYFLIGHT TO THE AIRSTRIP
HELICOPTER HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Mt. Jewett Echo is reporting that the pilot of this plane was found to be deceased.
State Police have identified the pilot who died in the crash as Michael R. Duffy, 48, of Smethport, PA.
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Stephen P. PHOTOPOULOS, 79, of Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.
Born August 10, 1932, in Kastoria, Greece, he was the son of Peter Stephen and Athena Photopoulos. On December 4, 1955, in Atlantic City, NJ, he married the former Catherine H. Reres, who survives.
He owned and operated The Chateau in Ardmore, PA for 25 years and the Brass Balloon in Wellsville, NY for 10 years. He was a longtime member of St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, PA and a member of Lewisville Lodge #556 F&AM in Ulysses.
Surviving besides his wife, Catherine, are: three sons, Peter S. (Maria) Photopoulos of Lexington, NC, Anthony S. (Lisa) Photopoulos of Pottstown, PA, and Stephen S. (Kelly) Photopoulos of Pittsburgh, PA; three daughters, Jioanna Carjuzza of Bozeman, MT, Athena (Steven) Levy of Boulder, CO, and Stephanie (Jerrold) Walsh of Willow Grove, PA; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother, Anthony P. (Petroula) Photopoulos of Ardmore, PA; a sister, Catherine Zarros of Kastoria, Greece; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Dena.
Friends may attend Funeral Services 11:00 AM, Monday, June 18, 2012 in All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookland, PA. Fr. George Zervos, Pastor of St. Nicholas Greek Othodox Church, will officiate. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Brookland.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, Ulysses, PA 16948.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
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Joanne E. Appleby
Joanne E. Appleby, 82, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a lengthy illness.
Arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary at a later time.
Flowers are gratefully declined and will be furnished by the family. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; the American Cancer Society; the American Diabetes Association; or to Teachers’ Pet Rescue, Coudersport, PA 16915.
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Clearfield – PennDOT District 2 will start a project next week with the goal of increasing centerline and edge line visibility for motorists. New, plowable pavement markers will be installed across eight counties in District 2. This work will take place on various routes, including Interstate 80. Work will begin Monday, June 18.
The markers alert motorists to the centerline and edge line of travel lanes through the use of reflectors. The snowplowable markers resist breakage if they are struck by a snowplow’s blade. Work in District 2 will include routes in the following counties: Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Juniata, McKean and Mifflin.
Work will begin on I-80 in Centre County. Crews will install the markers on I-80 eastbound from mile-marker 137 to mile-marker 170. Crews will then head westbound on I-80 in Centre County.
The week of June 25 will feature installation in Clinton County, starting with eastbound, followed by westbound, from mile-marker 170 to mile-marker 195. The week of July 9 will feature installation in Clearfield County, starting with eastbound, followed by westbound, from mile-marker 96 to mile-marker 137.
After I-80 work is done, crews will move to I-99. PennDOT will issue an updated release as work progresses.
This work is a moving operation and drivers may find lane restrictions and slowed traffic in the area of the work crew. Drivers are reminded to proceed with caution and be alert for roadway crews. The contractor on this $267,000 project is Green Acres Contracting of Scottdale. Work is expected to be complete by October.
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St Marys – Work to improve Route 255 in Fox Township and St Marys is underway. The work zone stretches from the Route 948 intersection in Fox Township to the intersection for Tractor Supply.
Once the project completes in late summer 2013, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient. PennDOT will issue regular updates on this project as necessary.
Activity the week of June 18 will include:
• The contractor will be saw-cutting the existing concrete joints. Work will be performed from Greenbriar Drive (T-593) to the intersection at Tractor Supply. This work will take place during daylight hours. One lane northbound and one lane southbound will be closed to perform the work and one lane in each direction will remain open to traffic. All lanes of traffic will re-open at the end of each workday. This work will be completed by Wednesday.
• On Wednesday, the contractor will begin patching pavement. This work will be performed in the southbound travel (right) lane. This lane will be closed 24 hours a day/7 days a week until the work is completed. Both northbound lanes and the southbound passing lane will remain open to through traffic. This work will be performed from approximately Green Briar Drive (T-593) to the intersection at Tractor Supply.
• Motorists are advised to watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone.
Overall work includes concrete repair, paving, installation of overhead signage, drainage improvements, concrete curbing, guide rail updates, and pavement markings.
This project is expected to overlap with PennDOT’s other Route 255 project that will begin in 2013. That project will stretch from the Tractor Supply intersection to Route 120 in downtown St Marys. All work is weather and schedule dependent. New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, Inc. is the contractor on this $6.3 million project.
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Sealed bids, clearly marked, will be received by the Borough of Port Allegany, McKean County, PA at 45 W. Maple Street, Port Allegany, PA 16743, until 7:30 pm on Monday, July 2, 2012, to be opened the same date at 7:30 pm at the regularly scheduled Council Meeting, for the following:
2003 Ford Super Duty One Ton Pickup Includes Snow Plow, Good Rubber, Flat Bed with Tool Box, 45,000 Miles, Towing Package, 5.4L Gas Engine (minimum bid $5000), being sold as is and must be picked up where it is located. Inspection and questions may be made during normal business hours or by contacting the Borough Office at (814) 642-2526. The Borough reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
PORT ALLEGANY BOROUGH
Susan E. Carter Roboski
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CV Youth football will be holding signups on the following dates. This will take place at CV high school field.
Wednesday, June 20th from 6 to 8pm
Saturday, June 23rd from 9 to 11 am
Applications will be available at the signups or you can download them from our website. Please remember to bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate, insurance and picture. Fees are as follows: $35 for the first child, $25 for the second child, $10 for the third child. All children after that are at no cost.
Registration Forms and information can be found at http://cvyouthfootball.cpctech.net/generalinfo/registration.htm.
Information regarding the organization can be found at http://cvyouthfootball.cpctech.net.
Questions - contact Jeff Ortt - 814-367-5918 or at email@example.com
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Take home a beautiful bouquet of flowers! Spend the morning touring Nancy Jones’s lovely gardens, learning the names of flowers and the difference between annuals and perennials. After lunch, Nancy will share her knowledge and love of flowers, and she will instruct you on the art of arranging beautiful bouquets right from your own backyard. Then it’s your turn! Using flowers you have picked from Nancy’s flower beds, you will make your own arrangement to take home. Flowers will be provided. Bring a bag lunch, drink, scissors and an empty vase for your arrangement.
This class is being held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of Nancy Jones (Call PCEC if you need directions to Nancy’s house.). Cost is $25 per person. To register, call 814-274-4877 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.
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|Bryan Brooks (on left) receives $1,000. Scholarship from Coudersport Jubilee Owner Stan Swank|
Through this scholarship program, participating independent grocery stores recognize the commitment of high school students to their education and communities. The My Grocer Scholarship Program enables deserving high school seniors in our retail markets to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of their post-secondary education. The program is managed by My Grocer’s Scholarship Committee, which selected the winners.
The applicants represented a broad cross section of outstanding seniors from all the markets served by participating stores, making final scholarship recipient selections difficult. Selections were made based on a variety of considerations, including academic standing, grade point averages, extra-curricular activities and individual student life challenges.
The independently owned and operated My Grocer Scholarship stores actively support this program as a means to strengthen commitments to their communities they serve. Our stores are supplied by SuperValu, one of the nation’s largest food wholesale distributors. Supervalue’s Eastern Region is headquartered in Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Bryan, son of Bruce and Kathy Brooks of Austin, will continue his education at Slippery Rock University where he will study Physical Therapy. The award was presented by Stanley Swank, owner of the Coudersport Jubilee.
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