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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Coudersport Ambulance To Roulette for Standby

At 9:13 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance to Roulette for standby.

Fully Involved Structure Fire In LIndley, NY

Fully Involved Structure Fire 
At 8:52 PM on Saturday, Lawrenceville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a fully involved structure fire at 1322 River Road, in Lindley, NY. Reported to be the Lindley Town Barn. Tankers from Tioga and Nelson have been dispatched.

WETM has posted a photo on their facebook page.

Roulette Ambulance has been called to Main Street

At 8:45 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been called to Main Street for a medical emergency.

Injured Snowmobiler Flown To Trauma Center After Crash

Photo courtesy Bryan Phelps
Coudersport Vol. Fire Dept. responded with Patrol/UTV to a 12:26 land rescue in box 48-03 Eulalia Twp behind 804 Rt. 49 for a snowmobile accident with one patient.The patient was operating a snowmobile on private property (trail) and struck a bridge, ejecting him from the sled and he struck a pipe/pole with his back, He was treated and taken to a Medical helicopter (Mercy Flight 8 ) and flown from the scene to a trauma center. Assisted at the scene by CVAA and Medic 6.

Woman Thrown From Horse

Woman Thrown From Horse
At 4:05 pm on Saturday, Bradford Ambulance has responded to a lane off Minard Run Road near the Alliance Church for a 20 year old female thrown from a horse.  Mercyflight is on standby if needed.

Elizabeth "Betty" R. (Bundy) Leonard, 94, of 360 Bolivar Dr. Bradford, PA

Elizabeth "Betty" R. (Bundy) Leonard
Elizabeth "Betty" R. (Bundy) Leonard, 94, of 360 Bolivar Dr. Bradford, PA, passed away, Friday, January 4, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on October 7, 1918 in Brockwayville (Brockway) she was a daughter of the late Warren R. Bundy and Ellen E. Beacher Bundy Swavey. She attended Jefferson Beatty School in Warren as well as the Warren Concervatory of Music.

On June 25, 1939 in the Grace Methodist Church in Meadville, she married Clarence R. Leonard who survives.

She was formerly employed at the Shriner's Hospital in Erie, Idea Printing in Bradford and worked as a painter at Airco Speer Company from 1951 to 1976.

She was a member of the First Free Methodist Church of Bradford, a founding member of the Tuna Valley Free Methodist Church, the pianist, Sunday School Teacher, treasurer and worked with the C.Y.C Group.

Surviving in addition to her husband Clarence of 73 years are three daughters: Vonda Leonard, of Ben Salem, Elizabeth Sharon Ann (Leonard) Case, of Bradford, Joycelyn Leonard-Staton, of Westerville OH, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, step father Joseph John Swavey, four sisters Mila Bundy-Danielson, Lucy Burton-Anderson, Janet Bundy Edmingston Kingsley, one brother Merton R. Bundy.

Family will be receiving friends Monday January 7, 2013 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., and again on Tuesday from 10:00am to 11:00am in the First Free Methodist Church at 11:00am funeral services will be held with Rev. Robert Brest, Pastor officiating. Committal services and burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, in Lafayette.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to First Free Methodist Church or the Lion Club.

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

Pilot Of Crashed Plane Discharged Thursday From Hospital

NTSB: Metal particles found in oil filter of crashed plane
 Special to PennLive By John Beauge |

WASHINGTON-Metal particles were found in the oil filter and a strainer during a preliminary examination of the engine of the small plane that crashed in northwestern Lycoming County about 2 p.m. on Dec. 23, the National Transportation Safety Board says.

The single-engine Piper built in 1970 crashed in trees short of the former Black Forest landing strip about 250 yards off Route 44, trapping the pilot, Vincent J. Mow, 60, of Waukesha, Wis.

Mow told a Federal Aviation Administration inspector he was cruising about 7,500 feet after leaving New Castle en route to Kingston, N.Y., when the engine stopped and a restart was unsuccessful. 

Pilot discharged Thursday. Read more...

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball
Galeton over Cowanesque Valley, 41-29
Exciting game, very close, two great teams.





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Turkeys In Roulette

Turkeys In Roulette


Photo Courtesy Of Tillie Hinkle

Prison Reform Efforts are Showing Results

Corrections Population Decrease is Largest One-Year Drop Since 1971
Prison Reform Efforts are Showing Results
Harrisburg – Secretary of the Department of Corrections John Wetzel today
announced that the agency ended the calendar year with a population of 51,184
inmates.


“This is a decrease of 454 inmates from last calendar year,” said DOC Planning,
Research and Statistics Director Kristofer Bucklen. “This also was the largest oneyear
drop in our population since 1971, and only the third time in the past 40 years
that our population has shown an annual decrease rather than an increase.”


“Our declining inmate population shows that we are on the right track to improving
our corrections system,” Wetzel said. “Gov. Corbett began leading this reform by
ordering the corrections system to analyze and improve ourselves.’’


“This is a strong indication that the Corbett Corrections Reform is starting to yield
results for the citizens of Pennsylvania. At the same time, the Governor initiated
the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), in which he set the benchmark by urging
JRI members to reach their goals in only a matter of months. In other states,
similar efforts take years. Taking a bi-partisan, participatory planning approach,
this process should allow us to build on the progress we’ve made within the
administration.”


This population decrease was a joint accomplishment involving many in the criminal
justice continuum, especially the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole,
Wetzel said.
Fewer court commitments combined with policy changes that enable Pennsylvania
to both reduce spending and increase public safety are beginning to take shape,
Wetzel added.


“Gov. Corbett instructed state government to improve performance,” Wetzel said.
“System efficiencies are reducing backlogs in the parole process, enabling more
people to be reviewed by the Parole Board.”


“In this short period of time, we have seen the percent of parole board inmate
interviews increase from 58 to 83 percent, which is the highest percentage of
docketed cases ever seen historically,” Wetzel said.


In addition, new court admissions were down 154 inmates, compared to 2011, and
parole releases were up by 1,176 inmates.


Wetzel also pointed out that “short min” inmates – or those inmates committed to
the DOC who have less than one year to serve until they reach their minimum
sentence expiration date -- are being classified quicker by DOC staff.


“This increase in the classification process means that ‘short min’ inmates are more
likely to be prepared for parole at their minimum sentence date rather than months
beyond that date,” Wetzel said. “In 2012, the average time for classification of a
short minimum sentenced inmate dropped from 75 days to 30 days (a drop of
about a month and a half).”


“These indicators of progress are a credit to all staff across all agencies that we are
doing what we need to do,” Wetzel said. “We are heading in the right direction
thanks to everyone’s efforts. I especially want to acknowledge the leadership of
Executive Deputy Secretary Shirley Moore Smeal, who has headed up the internal
improvement efforts.”


Wetzel also said that his agency plans to release a new landmark recidivism report
within the next few months which will become the benchmark for reporting
recidivism and crime reduction resulting from corrections reform, as well as provide
citizens the opportunity to measure the results.


For more information, visit the Department of Corrections website at:
www.cor.state.pa.us

Don Gilliland Reviews Matt Damon's New Fracking Film

Matt Damon's anti-fracking film fails to deliver on its promise

Donald Gilliland | dgilliland@pennlive.com By Donald Gilliland | dgilliland@pennlive.com


Trailers for Matt Damon's anti-fracking feature film "Promised Land," which opened in Harrisburg Friday morning, suggested a taut moral drama focused on the front lines - the farmlands of Pennsylvania - of the Marcellus shale gas boom. 
Unfortunately, the film just doesn't live up to the promise. There's nothing taut or dramatic in a film so thoroughly predictable. Even the big surprise plot twist at the end could be anticipated by most anyone over the age of 10. Read more...

Join us for a live chat with Patriot-News reporter Donald Gilliland at noon Monday about the film and issues surrounding Marcellus Shale drilling.

Land Rescue For Injured Snowmobiler

Land Rescue For Injured Snowmobiler

At 12:24 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Rescue, Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to a land rescue for a victim of a snowmobile accident in the vicinity of 804 Rt. 49 in Eulalia Township. A Mercyflight medical helicopter is in flight to a landing zone near the scene.
Mercyflight airborne at 1:15 PM.

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Carol French Story--Bradford County, PA

"FROM THE FRONTLINES" Carol French, Bradford Co, PA

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EcoWatch Interviews Public Herald About Fracking & Triple Divide

EcoWatch Interviews Public Herald About Fracking & Triple Divide

With high-profile activists like Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon taking a stand against fracking, the controversial drilling practice has been pulled from the periphery and placed in the public's main line-of-sight at a scale sparking movement from Hollywood. 

Promised Land, a film starring Matt Damon as a salesman for a natural gas company, hits theaters tonight, lending cinematic drama to the issue of fracking. 

While the large-scale exposure is valuable, Melissa Troutman, co-creator of another film on fracking, is careful to iterate an important fact, "Promised Land is a story, but this [Triple Divide] is a true story." 

Triple Divide, a documentary by Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman of Public Herald, carefully investigates the effects of fracking in the Marcellus Shale Region of Pennsylvania from the ground up, focusing its lens on the true accounts of neighbors who have lost their water well to contamination from drilling, and farmers, like the ones in Promised Land, who have lost their land to pollution from a nearby well pad. 

In their first live interview about the film, journalists Joshua and Melissa discussed Triple Divide and the impact of fracking with Stefanie Spear, Founder and Editor of EcoWatch, a news service designed to promote and build a community of grassroots environmental activism. 



You can watch the full interview HERE or at EcoWatch.

Information on Triple Divide and fracking in Pennsylvania can be found at tripledividefilm.org or publicherald.org.

Found dog in Coudersport has been returned to owner

Found dog in Coudersport



Dog has been returned to it's owner.

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Ambulance Dispatched For Pedestrian/Vehicle Accident

Pedestrian/Vehicle Accident
At 1:35 am on Saturday, Priority Care Ambulance has been dispatched to the area of 17 Allan Street in East Smethport for a 23 year old male pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle.

Friday, January 4, 2013

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Register Now For Next Session Of Cutting Edge Gymnastics


REGISTER NOW--NEXT SESSION BEGINS SATURDAY

Cutting Edge Gymnastics         was created to offer an opportunity for children in the Potter   and       McKean County areas to develop group interaction, friendship,         dedication, and determination through the sport of gymnastics.

Gymnastics   improves motor   skills and    spatial awareness and  instills self   confidence,   discipline, and   provides  a quality  athletic experience   with the   importance of having   fun!
  

Our program offers preschool     and    progressive gymnastics to boys  and girls ages 3-18 along with a     USAG    women’s competitive program  for levels 3 through 9. Our    program  and    competitive team is run  by a very experienced coaching    staff that  is    USAG Safety Certified  to provide a Cutting Edge    experience for  your    gymnast and family.
  

We are a family oriented     program and    would love for your  gymnast to become part of our gym     family. Each    session runs on a 5  week session.(Saturdays). 
  

The next session will take place from
Jan. 5th to Feb 9th.  

Classes will fill up quickly so please contact us as soon as possible to register your child, or you may register online. We look forward to working with your gymnast! Please see our web-site at www.cuttingedgegymnastics.com . Or you may call Pam at 814-558-3560. Please leave message

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Photos Of Alfred Bank Robber Released

Alfred robbery: Police release surveillance photos, more specific description of suspect

By Brian Quinn
ALFRED —An initial search of downtown Alfred did not lead police to their suspect in this afternoon’s Community Bank robbery, but police say residents need not worry about their safety.

Alfred police have released pictures taken from the bank’s surveillance cameras behind the teller. They are looking for a 6-foot-tall man, slim-to-medium build, wearing a dark brown or green Carhartt-type hooded jacket, grey sweatpants and white sneakers with a blue athletic logo on them. The man fled on foot.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Alfred police at (607) 587-8877 or Amity-based state police at (585) 268-9030. Read more & see photos of suspect...

11th Annual Winterfest & Vintage Snowmobile Show Set For Saturday, January 26th

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Benefit Scheduled For Richard Sherwood

Benefit Scheduled 
Richard (Dick) Sherwood  has been diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. Benefit for him will be he
Saturday, February 23, 2013,   Starting at 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. At the Shinglehouse American Legion. All money raised will be to help the family with medical bills and expenses! 
 
Chicken BBQ! Tickets ON SALE NOW! $8.00 presale. $10 at the door. If you can not make it to the benefit, they are taking donations to get everything started for the benefit. You can contact Dustin or Kristy Good on facebook or you can call or text us on 814-203-2877.
 
There will be a Dinner, Chinese Auction, bake sale and door prizes all for a great cause. Please come and help this family out!!! and Please keep Richard and his family in your thoughts and prayers!!
 
 
Thank you soo much,
Kendra

The northbound lanes of Route 15 re-opened about 8:15

TROUT RUN - The northbound lanes of Route 15 above Route 14 were re-opened about 8:15 tonight after Bressler's Garage completed the removal of the crashed tractor-trailer.

WJAC--3 Armed Robberies In DuBois

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Betty R. Leonard, 94, of 360 Bolivar Dr., Bradford, PA

Betty R. Leonard, 94, of 360 Bolivar Dr., Bradford, PA, passed away, Friday January 4, 2012 at her residence. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Joseph Oleksa, 86, of 39 Euclid Ave Bradford, PA

Joseph Oleksa
Joseph Oleksa, 86, of 39 Euclid Ave Bradford, PA, passed away, Thursday, January 3, 2013, at his residence.

Born November 18, 1926 in Custer City, he was a son of the late Michael and Susan (Yaros) Oleksa. He was a 1944 graduate of Bradford High School.

On October 16, 1948 in St. Francis Church by Msgr. G. Carlton Ritchie he married Gloria L. (Shaffer) Oleksa, who died on July 28, 2010.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1944, served in Italy at the conclusion of WWII and was honorably discharged in 1947.

After the service Joe worked at Star Garage and later at Phillip C. Bauchard Dodge as the Service and Part Manager. He retired in 1990 after more than forty years of service.

He was member of St. Francis Church, and Pine Acres Golf Club.

Surviving are three daughters: Susan (William) Shannon, of McKean PA, Karen (John) Brokaw, of Hamburg NY, and Amy (Jerry) Eberhart, of Tega City SC, two sons: Joseph (Ruth) Oleksa, of Bradford, and Jeffrey (Karen) Oleksa, of Stuggart Germany, one brother, Paul Oleksa, of Bossier City LA. nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters: Mary Seaward and Anna Coldren, two brothers: Michael Oleksa and John Oleksa.

Family will be receiving friends Monday, January 7, 2013 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St., where a prayer service will be held Tuesday at 9:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am in St Francis Church. Committal services, Military Honors and entombment will be in St Bernard Mausoleum.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Two Vehicle Crash In Front Of E & G Auto Plus In Coudersport


Photo courtesy Bryan Phelps
Responded to a two vehicle crash in front of 489 Rt. 6 W. Box 48-03 Eulalia Twp. With chiefs and Rescue 48-8 and crew to a two vehicle (tractor trailer and a pickup truck) accident. They both were West bound when the accident occurred. The driver was transported to CCMH for chest pains. The driver of the tractor trailer refused treatment. Rt 6 was shut down for approx. 1/2 hr. Assisted at the scene by CVAA, Medic 6. The accident is being investigated by PSP Cdspt.

Angeline M. Vavala Natale, 89, of Scottsdale, AZ., formerly of Youngsville, PA

Angeline M. Vavala Natale
Angeline M. Vavala Natale, 89, of Scottsdale, AZ., formerly of Youngsville, PA. passed away, Wednesday, January 2, 2013 with her family by her side. 

She was born February 17, 1923 in Morrison, PA. to the late Joseph and Vincentina Zaffino Vavala. She had resided in Youngsville most of her life, having lived in Scottsdale, AZ. For the past 20 years.

She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Scottsdale, AZ., and a former member of St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Youngsville. She was an active member of the Altar Rosary Society at St. Luke’s and was so devoted to her faith and the many activities celebrated there. 

She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and loving grandmother, in addition to her outstanding Italian cooking and talent as a seamstress. She was the consummate homemaker.

She is survived by her two daughters, Jeanne M. Natale and Susan Natale Gulick (Chuck), all of Scottsdale, AZ., 1 brother – James J. Vavala of Warren, PA., 2 grandchildren – Bethany Gulick and Andrew Gulick both of Scottsdale, AZ., many nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Natale, whom she married on September 23, 1944, 2 sisters – Rose Natale and Jean Vavala, 4 brothers – Bruno, Carl, Sam and Frank Vavala and an infant son, James Natale.

Friends will be received at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 6 to 8 .M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M. by Fr. John Neff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Luke’s R.C. Church on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Fr. John Neff, Pastor, officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Luke’s R.C. Church, 420 N. Main Street, Youngsville, PA. 16371 and e-mail condolences may be submitted by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Doris “Tooter” Fitzgerald Covert, 85, of Warren, PA

Doris “Tooter” Fitzgerald Covert
Doris “Tooter” Fitzgerald Covert, 85, of Warren, PA. died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Warren General Hospital after an extended illness. 

 She was born April 28, 1927 in New Kensington, PA. to the late George and Laura Coon Fitzgerald. She has resided in Warren for over 35 years moving from Marienville, PA. 

Tooter was a 1945 graduate of Sigel High School and earned her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree from the Warren County Vocational Technical School. She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the Rouse Warren County Home, Brookville Hospital and retired from the Warren State Hospital. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees. She was a faithful attendee of the River Rat Reunion in Clarington, PA. She is fondly remembered as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Dennis C. Covert and wife, Jane Of Moon Twp., PA., 1 Son-in-Law – David Zock and wife, Karen of Warren, PA., 4 Grandchildren – Melissa Shene and husband, Mark of Clarendon, PA., Matthew D. Zock and wife, Dr. Kerstin of Pittsburgh, PA., Kristin Candiotti and husband, Mark of Clark, PA., Dr. Kayla Covert of Moon Twp., PA. 5 Great Grandchildren – Marylin and Parker Shene, Lilyann Zock, Isabella and Alexandra Candiotti, 2 Step Grandchildren – Abby Wenzel and husband, Chris, Andrea Hall all of Warren, PA., 3 Step Great Grandchildren – Bekah, Lani and Niclas Wenzel, 1 Half Sister – Katherine Fitzgerald of Leechburg, PA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Covert in 1975, 1 Daughter – Mary R. Covert Zock who died April 5, 2001, 1 Grandson – Jason Covert in 1979, 2 Brothers – Evan and Ray Fitzgerald, 2 Sisters – Marie Cassatt and Bernice McNeil. 

Friends may call on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in North Forest Cemetery, Marienville, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

WJAC--Another Bank Robbery In DuBois


Breaking News: Police are investigating another armed robbery at the S&T bank along West Scribner Ave. in DuBois. Suspect described as white male wearing a camo ski mask, blue jeans and a dark jacket. Ill have a live report on 6 news

DEP to Hold Hearing on Jan. 22 about Proposed Clearfield County Landfill


DEP to Hold Hearing on Jan. 22 about Proposed Clearfield County Landfill
Agency Will Accept Testimony on PA Waste LLC’s Application

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection will host a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 22, to receive comments about PA Waste LLC’s proposal to construct a new municipal waste landfill in Boggs Township, Clearfield County.

The 7 p.m. hearing, which the Clearfield County commissioners requested, will be at Lighthouse Evangelical Church at 7993 Drane Hwy. in the West Decatur section of Boggs Township, Clearfield County.

“We hope that the interested public will use this opportunity to provide comments about this proposal,” DEP North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl said. “The department will carefully consider all relevant testimony before making a final decision on this permit application.”

The proposed site for the new Camp Hope Run landfill is on a 2,000-acre parcel about seven miles southeast of Clearfield. The 850-acre permitted area would provide municipal waste disposal capacity for 25 years at the acceptance rate of 5,000 tons per day.

PA Waste LLC submitted its application for the landfill construction in 2006. In 2008, DEP denied the permit based on deficiencies in its site suitability analysis. PA Waste appealed the agency’s decision to the state Environmental Hearing Board and in 2010, the board sustained the appeal and remanded the case back to DEP.

During the hearing, the public will have an opportunity to present up to five minutes of oral testimony about the application. Written testimony of any length will also be accepted. The testimony will be recorded by a court reporter and transcribed into a written document, and DEP will create a written response to all relevant testimony provided during the hearing.

Those who wish to present oral testimony may register that evening prior to the hearing.

For anyone unable to attend the public hearing, written comments should be submitted by the close of business on Jan. 22 to: DEP Waste Management Program Manager, 208 W. 3rd St., Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701.

The updated permit application is available for review at the DEP North-central Regional Office in Williamsport, Lycoming County; the Clearfield County Commissioners’ office in Clearfield; and the Boggs Township, Clearfield County, municipal building.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 570-327-3636.

GAME COMMISSION WELCOMES FOX TO BOARD


GAME COMMISSION WELCOMES FOX TO BOARD

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today said that when the Board of Game Commissioners holds its first quarterly meeting of 2013, on Jan. 27-29, the Board will have a full complement of eight Game Commissioners.

Charles E. Fox, of Troy, Bradford County, fills the vacancy created when the term of former Game Commissioner Thomas Boop expired. Fox was nominated by Governor Tom Corbett as resident of Region Five, which includes Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties. On Oct. 15, he was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the Senate.

A graduate of Williamsport High School, Fox graduated from Lycoming College; received his Masters Degree from Mansfield University and Administrative certification from Bucknell University. He is retired from the Troy Area School District where he was a teacher and school administrator; retiring as the High School Assistant Principal. He also served many years as a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer.

In addition to being a Life member of the National Rifle Association, Fox also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge and the co-coordinator for the NRA Youth Education Summit. He also served eight years as a mentor to the Governor's Youth Council on Hunting, Fishing and Conservation.

Presently, Fox serves as President of Mill Cove, Inc., a group that is active in the development of an Environmental Education Center in Tioga County. Included in the Mill Cove Plan is further development of the site, which will offer outdoor recreational activities for Mansfield University students and residents from surrounding areas.

Being a lifelong hunter and trapper, Fox is affiliated with a number of outdoor groups and sportsmen organizations.

Fox and his wife Ursula reside in Troy, Bradford County. Their children are grown.

To Connect with Wildlife, visit the Game Commission at the following:

Website: www.pgc.state.pa.us

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PAGameComm

YouTube: www.youtube.com/pagamecommission

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaGameCommission

SEN. TOOMEY NAMED TO SENATE FINANCE, BANKING, BUDGET AND JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEES FOR 113TH CONGRESS


SEN. TOOMEY NAMED TO SENATE FINANCE, BANKING, BUDGET AND JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEES FOR 113TH CONGRESS
 
One of two freshmen on powerful Senate Finance Committee
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that he has been assigned to the powerful Senate Finance Committee for the incoming 113th Congress. He joins Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) as new Republican members and will be one of only two freshmen senators on the committee.
 
In addition to the Finance Committee, Sen. Toomey will retain his seats on the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Budget; and Joint Economic committees. He will no longer be serving on the Senate Commerce Committee.
 
“I am honored to receive a seat on the Senate Finance Committee, which is a huge win for Pennsylvania and will ensure that our state is represented on one of the most important committees in Congress,” Sen. Toomey said. “The Senate Finance Committee oversees all matters relating to taxation; trade agreements; and health programs under the Social Security Act, including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. With our sky-rocketing deficits and stagnant economy, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to enact pro-growth reforms of our inefficient and overly complex tax code and modernize our entitlement programs to make them sustainable for the long-term.
 
“I will also continue to be an active member of the Budget, Banking and Joint Economic committees. Over the past two years, I have written two budgets and drafted legislation to reform regulation of our financial services sector and help create jobs. These committees play important roles in the health of our economy, and I will continue to push for lower spending, a reduction in job-killing regulations and greater economic opportunities for all Americans.”

Galeton December weather report and year ends totals

December 2012 was an interesting weather month. 

The month started out fairly warm, then it turned colder. It wasn't exceptionally cold, just a
fairly normal December cold period. We had 19.8" of snow and 5.46" of
melted precipitation. Last year we had .8"of snow (not quite an inch) and 3
24" of rain.

We had 11 days with 1" or more of snow on the ground with 13" on the 29th
and 30th.On the evening of the 20th we had a very heavy, wet snow (2") with
one inch of moisture . This event brought down tree branches and caused bad
driving condition. Galeton power was off for 13 hours. We had heavy fog on
seven mornings.

For the year 2012 we had 39.24" of rainfall and melted precipitation which
is 3.05" below normal and 40.7" of snowfall which is 13" below normal

Henry W. Lush
NWS Observer

No Injuries In 2 Vehicle Crash On Mill Street

1/4/20133:27 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT MILL ST COUDERSPORT BORO
2 vehicle crash--no injury

P. C. E. C. holds How to Start and Finance your Business Course


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, January 30, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. The cost is $20 and registration is required. Register online at web.clarion.edu/sbdc/training or call toll free (877) 292-1843.

ROULETTE FOOD PANTRY

ROULETTE FOOD PANTRY

On December 21st, The Roulette Food Pantry distributed 24 boxes of food to a total of 70 adults and children. We would like to thank our community for your support of food and monetary donations. Some of the supporters: Riverside Methodist Church Women, Lois Baker, Potter County Probation, and Sisters of Rural Ministry.

On January 29th, a food distribution will be held at the Roulette Fire Hall from 4:30 to 5:30PM. 
Please remember that you are limited to one box per family. 

Community members wishing to contribute non-perishable food items to the Pantry may drop them off at Drabee’s Mini Mart, the Fire Hall entrance, and the Roulette Township Office. 

Please consider helping your community. 
For questions call Janie at 544-7365 or Nita at 588-3946 and leave a message.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News
January 2013


Are you interested in tracing your family history but don’t know where to start? Would you like to get together regularly with a group and share tips and information? A new family history group has started that will meet at the library regularly to do just that! The group will meet once a month and will have its first meeting of the new year on January 4th at 3:00 p.m.

There will be no Story Time on the 9th and 16th of January but it will begin again on January 23rd and will taking place every Wednesday throughout the rest of the school year at 11 and 4. Come out for some great stories and songs with Pen!

The book club book selection for January is Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo. Stop by the library, pick up a copy and plan to join in on the discussion on Wednesday, January 30th, at 1:30 p.m.

The Stitch Together Knit and Crochet group meets every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. They are always happy to add new members! Just bring along your current project and join in. If you don’t knit or crochet, there’s always someone available and willing to teach.

A memorial was received for Ed Klesa by John Mertsock.A donation was received from Morgan AM&T Employee Welfare Fund.

You can search our card catalog by visiting our website at www.ovmlibrary.org. You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve. You can also see what new books are available by clicking on the “New on the Shelves” tab.

“Like” our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ovmlibrary) to keep informed of events happening at the library.

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library board of directors’ monthly meeting will be held on January 28thth at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

HORIZONTAL EXPLORATION LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Lafayette Township

HORIZONTAL EXPLORATION LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Lafayette Township

HORIZONTAL EXPLORATION LLC reports drilling started on 2012-12-26 00:00:00 at site SWAMP ANGEL PAD A 1 in Lafayette township, McKean county

Girls Basketball: Cowanesque Valley Indians vs Galeton Tigers

 

Girls Basketball:
Cowanesque Valley Indians vs Galeton Tigers



JV 44-19 Galeton win
Varsity 57-49 CV win in overtime



Photos Courtesy of Leo Szczesny

Bomb Threat Closes Alfred-Almond School

Alfred-Almond students evacuate after bomb threat

Alfred, N.Y. —

By Jeff Cole
The Evening Tribune

ALFRED — Alfred-Almond Central School District students evacuated to the high school gymnasium Friday after the elementary school received a bomb threat at around 1 p.m.
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Northwest Charitable Foundation Supports Headwaters Conservation Partnership

Picture L to R:
Ken Rowe, Matt Quesenberry, Dale Fox, Jon Rockey (Northwest Savings Bank), Brittany Dittemore.  (everyone is associated with Headwaters RC&D except Jon Rockey, who is representing the bank).
Northwest Charitable Foundation Supports
Headwaters Conservation Partnership

The Headwaters Charitable Trust is pleased to announce a special, year-end donation of $4,000 from the Northwest Charitable Foundation,based in Warren, Pennsylvania, in support of the Headwaters Conservation Partnership (HCP) program. The Foundation is affiliated with Northwest Savings Bank which was the founding partner of the Headwaters Conservation Partnership in April of 2012.

The purpose of the donation is to support further development of the HCP program in 2013. The willingness of Northwest Savings Bank to publicly support the new initiative enabled Headwaters to attract other significant corporate partners which include CNB Bank, Atlas Resource Partners, EQT, Dominion, Pennsylvania General Energy and Domtar. Utilizing their donations Headwaters distributed nearly $15,000 directly to local conservation projects in November of 2012. Based on this strong start, Headwaters expects to have hundreds of regional partners with the next two years.

Ms. Fox shared her perspective on the importance of the HCP program. “If a company wants to have a direct influence on conservation activities in the places where their employees live and work, one cannot find a better program than HCP. Innovative and ground-breaking, we are sure that this program will be the recipient of many awards in the future for providing such a dynamic approach to funding local conservation work at a time when state and federal funding is so tight. We must work together to protect and improve the special local places that are important to us”.
The Headwaters Conservation Partnership is currently available to corporations, small businesses, foundations and individuals within the eight counties of Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Centre, Elk, Jefferson, Potter and McKean. All contributions are tax-deductible. More information can be found at www.headwaterspa.org.

DEP Hosts “Meet the Experts” Event at New Farm Show Exhibit

DEP Hosts “Meet the Experts” Event at New Farm Show Exhibit

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection will host a “Meet the Experts” afternoon from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

Experts will be there to answer questions about the products and practices featured in the home structure of the DEP at Home exhibit.

Date/Time:
Sunday, Jan. 6 – 2 to 6 p.m.

Location:
Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
Main Hall
2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, Dauphin County

Public Notice--Library & Recycling Hours Cut

Due to staffing issues at the Roulette Library, it will be necessary to modify the hours of the library and recycling effective immediately until further notice.

The changes are as follows:

The Library will be open Thursday through Tuesday from 9AM to 6PM, and they will be accepting the recycling during those hours.

The Library will be closed on Wednesdays, but recycling will still be accepted at the township office from 9AM to 4PM until the library can return to normal scheduling.

Thank you,

Jonathan Huff, CFM
Secretary / Treasurer
Municipal EMC
Water / Wastewater Operator

Roulette Township Supervisors

PITT-BRADFORD LAUNCHES TWO NEW CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINORS

 PITT-BRADFORD LAUNCHES TWO NEW CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINORS 
A photo of criminal justice processing a mock crime scene in the Crime Scene Investigation House on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Such work is required of students wishing to minor in criminal forensic science, one of two new criminal justice minors offered at the university.
– The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has introduced two new minors in the field of criminal justice, criminal forensic studies and legal studies.

The criminal forensic studies minor codifies work students have been doing in the campus’s Crime Scene Investigation House.

Having the minor on their transcripts will highlight students’ experience and expertise in criminal forensics, said Dr. Tony Gaskew, director of the criminal justice program and associate professor of criminal justice who will serve as the program coordinator for both new minors.

Gaskew added that students have requested the minor.

In addition to existing courses in the CSI lab, the minor also includes a computer information systems and technology course designed to give students a basic understanding of computer forensics.

“We have a good variety of courses,” Gaskew said. A total of 20 credits are required for the minor, which also includes Introduction to Forensic Science, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Criminal Evidence and Investigations.

“Pitt-Bradford students who have taken our criminal forensics courses in the last three years have all placed within the top two percent of their police academy courses,” Gaskew said.

Gaskew said that students had also requested the legal studies minor, which dovetails with the pre-law advising track. The minor is for students of all majors, but particularly criminal justice or political science, who intend to apply to law school.

The minor is designed to give students an interdisciplinary understanding of the nature of law and crime. A total of 18 credits are required for the minor. Courses include Philosophy and Public Issues, Sociology of Deviance, Law and the Courts, Law and Social Control in Society, Criminal Law and Procedure and an elective from the fields of political science, administration of justice, psychology or philosophy.

Both minors are now available. For more information, contact Gaskew at tog6@pitt.edu or (814)362-7636.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disabilities Resources and Service at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

You caught me!

Photo courtesy of Rose
This little guy took a rest stop at the roof overhang on the porch. He stayed all day.
                                           

Trooper shoots, kills man who slashed him with scissors

Trooper shoots, kills man who slashed him with scissors

By Paul Peirce
Trib-Live.com
Published: Friday, January 4, 2013, 9:56 a.m.

State police shot and killed a man who slashed a trooper‘s head with scissors during a confrontation in an East Huntingdon grocery store around 9:15 a.m. Friday, police said.

The trooper had arrived to investigate a disturbance at the Save a Lot store in Crossroads Plaza outside Mt. Pleasant when the man slashed him near the doorway and the trooper shot him, according to Trooper Stephen Limani of the Greensburg barracks.

“After the suspect was shot, he got up and made it to the parking before he collapsed a few steps outside the store,” Limani said. The man died in the parking lot.

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