At 10:39 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to North Pleasant Street for a woman ill.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Female juvenile charged with making false attempted abduction report
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys City Police Department reports that charges
have been filed against a female juvenile who claimed to be the victim
of a kidnapping attempt outside St. Marys Area High School on Wednesday
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys City Police Department reports that charges have been filed against a female juvenile who claimed to be the victim of a kidnapping attempt outside St. Marys Area High School on Wednesday night.
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Address: 310 OLD PORTAGE RD
Cross Streets: SIZERVILLE RD * SONGER LN
CALLER REPORTS SOUND OF AN EXPLOSION, UNKNOWN ORIGIN
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD; EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
1/19/2013 9:39:18 PM
PERSONNEL ON SCENE REPORT NEIGHBORS ALL HEARD IT, BUT NOTHING VISIBLE, STATION 14 AVAILABLE
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Dog LooseAround 5 pm there was a red Irish Setter running back and forth across the
road at the Foster Brook Exit off 219 in Bradford. He crossed back and
forth across the road and then headed back west toward Foster Brook.
We tried to catch him but he ran away from us. He had a wide red collar.
I called the Bradford SPCA but got no answer, even using their emergency
I just got home and wanted to let anyone in that area know if they are
missing their dog. He came very close to being hit by cars!!!
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/19/2013 08:33:00 PM
1/19/2013, 8:09 PM, MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, ROUTE 15 HWY, JACKSON TWP
Liberty and Blossburg, Morris Ambulance dispatched. 2 1/2 miles south of Rt. 414 exit in the Southbound lane.
ON SCENE REPORT--NO ENTRAPMENT--BLS INJURY--RECALL MEDICS
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/19/2013 08:20:00 PM
Firefighters To Search For Child
At 5:48 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Sept. has been dispatched to assist Coudersport Police in a search for a child.
COMMAND REPORTS CHILD HAS BEEN FOUND--UNITS RECALLED
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- Here is an event for the family of the house fire. If you could share it that would be great. Thank you https://www.facebook.com/events/515444941809375/
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/19/2013 03:57:00 PM
MVA On South Avenue In Bradford
At 3:50 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire & Bradford City ambulance have been dispatched to a MVA in front of 1317 South Avenue. Report 1 vehicle, possibly one person injured.
Patient still in vehicle which struck a telephone pole.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/19/2013 03:53:00 PM
OPEN LETTER to 4-COUNTY MEMBERS
Current Happenings Affecting Us All
Beginning a newsletter is the hardest part. There are so many positive up-dates that affect us directly or indirectly, putting them in order is difficult.
Our on-going growth reflects the effect our business/educational meetings pertaining to “all things Marcellus” have had on audiences and word-of-mouth information shared. Also many landowners who have expired or soon-to-be expired leases came on board signing a 4-County contract (not the same as a lease!), realizing a better way exists to benefit from sub-surface resources. Addressed in earlier writings and at meetings is the ongoing need for members to keep neighbors informed, with the hope they won’t sign or renew an ill-conceived lease that overlooks modern safeguards for our environment --- regardless of the money offered.
Major interest in joining 4-County spiked with the news our group has reached marketing status in size and contiguous acreage … enough for a its formal debut @ the North American Prospect Exposition (N.A.P.E.) in Houston, TX next month. (FEB. 5th – 8th). We are on the map! CX-Energy’s team of pros will be presenting our package to global players … ones some of whom were knocking on CX doors earlier when we weren’t ready. Timing hasn’t been a bugaboo, for us it’s been a godsend.
January 15th news hit the press of UGI making a deal with Tenaska to build new pipeline (gathering lines) across Potter and Tioga counties. $65 million being spent in Potter, $25 million in Tioga. These will go on to connect elsewhere, because product must get to market. Dry gas is pipeline ready. Wet gas needs a cracker plant to separate components. They are being built. Keep reading.
Last week NYC Mayor Bloomberg stated that using fuel oil will not be an option for city dwellers by 2015 … state law. He is encouraging natural gas development because the need is there!
While NY hasn’t made up its mind about high-volume Marcellus fracking,(deadline close!) vertical low-volume frack development is available. Companies know this.
Kroll, a major Bond Rating entity, adjusted its January 2012 report to reflect the significant impact natural gas is having on local and state governments’ credit ratings across the Marcellus region. In areas where fracking is happening, those ratings are going up! Involved governments are seeing a boost in economic recovery that isn’t coming from “being on the dole” from the federal government.
Putting these facts together 4-County members (and all who are reading this!) can be heartened by what this means for our region. No magic wand made this happen. A team effort all the way that continues to allow us to grow.
This is the bottom line !
**IT WAS The Bottom Line. Now …**
As of yesterday (Jan. 16th) the acreage that will be marketed in Houston by 4-County’s CX-Energy team has swelled to just shy of 100,000 AC. A lot was accomplished in a short time through e-mails, private meetings and the public meeting in Cuba. Contacts, faith, hard work, team effort and timing have made the difference.
Janice L. Hancharick
Founder/Coordinator 4-County Leasing Group
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/19/2013 03:01:00 PM
Important Dates Announced For 2013 ElectionCandidates in the May 21 Municipal Election can begin circulating nominating petitions for signatures on Feb. 19. They have until March 12 to file them. Many township and borough positions will be filled this year, as will seats on every school board in the region. Successful candidates in the May 21 Republican and Democratic primaries will have their names appear on the Municipal Election ballot.
Countywide offices up for election this year are District Attorney and Coroner, both four-year terms. Every borough and township in Potter County is electing a tax collector, judge of election and inspectors of election.
Mayor offices and Borough Council seats are being filled this year in Coudersport, Austin, Galeton, Ulysses, Shinglehouse and Oswayo. Township supervisor positions are up for election across the county. Many municipalities are also electing auditors and assessors.
School director seats are open this year in the Coudersport, Austin, Galeton, Northern Potter, Oswayo Valley, Port Allegany and Keystone school districts.
Deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation or report change of address is Apr. 22.
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|Charlotte M. Zuback|
She was born January 20, 1930 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late James M. and Monica Spellenberg Parish.
She married the late Robert E. Zuback.
Mrs. Zuback graduated from Emporium High School. She was a very involved member of the Emporium Senior Center.
Son: Robert Zuback and his wife Jean, Emporium
Son: Donald Zuback, Emporium
Son: Joseph Zuback and his wife Terri, Pinedale, WY
3 Grandchildren: Renee Narby, Michael Zuback & Brandi Panter
5 Great Grandchildren: Alexys, Allyson, Jakob, Kayli & Bryce
Brother: James Parish and his wife Marion, Montoursville
Preceded in Death By
Parents: James M. and Monica Spellenberg Parish
Husband: Robert E. Zuback
Sister: Elnor Taylor
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday (January 23, 2013) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3-5 PM.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Senior Center, 13-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/19/2013 12:29:00 PM
New Roulette Library and Recycling Hours
Effective immediately, the winter hours for the
Roulette Library and Recycling will be as follows:
Monday thru Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm
Thank you for your patronage.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/19/2013 12:00:00 PM
We have been retained by many area Law Firms and executors from many prominent estates to auction off precious family heirlooms from generations past at this grand auction. Items will still be arriving up to auction time!!
HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS YEARS VENUE:
Impressive Quality Oak 1/4 sawn oak furniture
This is some of the best furniture seen in years!!!!
R.J. Horner oak curve glass corner China cabinet w/ornate hand carved crest/claw feet-scarce find!! Massive oak carved 54" triple curve glass china cabinet/carved hood-lg. roaring lions-paw feet & full interior mirror(stunning pc), A third oak high back suite-raised panel(immaculate condition), massive oak carved "Man of the North", hall seat in original
varnish(the best), oak hinz 57 secretary w/winged sea lions flanking w/ bev. Mirror-orig. varnish, oak "belding" mirrored ice box w/carved lions(scarce), oak heavily carved sideboard w/highback mirror w/gallery top, original varnish oak crystal curve glass curio cabinet w/clawfeet(real cute size), The Best Oak "Man of the North" side by side secretariat w/crystal display/turned rope columns/claw feet in original pristine varnish (simply the best), extraordinary "Man of the North", oak 2 door bookcase w/rolling pin top/gallery/clawfeet-prestine original varnish, oak leaded glass door server w/carved northwind face, oak leaded glass 2 door bkcase w/drawers, oak raised panel dble stack 6 drawer file cabinet(scarce), golden oak 2 door "cowboy" bookcase w/shaped mirror gallery, massive sq. oak dining table w/heavily carved apron/base w/lg.
oversized legs, fancy carved oak highboy w/carved mirror, oak "hotel" chest w/applied carvings & bonnet box(nice model), oak highback secretary w/spoon print design, numerous oak lawyers interchangeable bookcases-incl. macy/globe stepbacks clawfeet/mission, Columbia oak ice box in petite size, oak "mascot" 2 door ice box w/applied carvings, oversized oak lamp table w/eagle claw ball feet(impressive), oak lift top hall seat w/lg. bev. Mirror-coat hooks and applied carvings (1 of 3), oak stick-n-ball room divider, oak carved highchest w/glove boxes-orig. varnish, oak 9' country seed counter.
VICTORIAN FURNISHINGS: Griffin carved library table (A.H. R.J. Horner), vict. Walnut slant frt. Secretary w/ladies head on crest, magh. danner sliding door bkcase, very unusual inlaid game table, vict. Burled walnut 3/4 size cylinder secretary, several vict. Marble top tables, vict. Table pier mirror.
Artworks: Fantastic o/c Alfred De. Breanski. June-river scene w/gilted frame (listed artist), Emile A. Gruppe' pencil sketches, 1889 E.E. Morrise o/c chicks painting w/deep rich gilted frame (crest pc.-listed artist), Gregory Hollyer o/c landscape (listed artist), W. Olbrich o/c landscape, F. Crane o/c river scene, W. Walton-early cow painting, Jamestown NY artist-Hugo Nicholson; numerous quality primitive paintings, 1850 Japanese
block print, sev. Mayfield Parrish prints, Edison Mazza Parrish calendar, 17th century religious plaque, fold art cattle painting, early pastel & water colors offered also.
Rogersware Collection: going for the cows, we boys, fetching the doctor, coming to the parson, checkers up at the farm, weighing the babies, the foundling, why don't you speak for yourself, a frolig at old homestead, the fugitives story ( all from Bolivar, NY estate)
Clocks: numerous oak wall clocks w/advertising-coca cola, calumet, baking powder, bull durham, R.R., ect. 2 fancy oak hanging kitchen clocks, westonorline chime, oak Ithaca grandfather clock, German gustaff Becker wall clock, Victorian city clocks, O.G. triple decker, deco. Marble mantle, deco. China clock, arts crafts oak kg clock (shop of the crafters)
Important Musical Heirlooms: fabulous magh. stella 17"music box w/drawer and extra pieces, Olympia 16" music box w/oak carved case w/original nautical water color(fantastic), guitar national 1930's style O-resinator-low serial #'s(scarce), 1940's Gibson aqustic guitar
Special Interest: 1932 Harley Davison motorcycle-found in local barn (original and untouched) original August 1932 Yankees team ball-signed Babe Ruth/Lou Garig & others (great piece of history)
Lighting: gorgeous peirpoint puffy lamp (petite size), signed peirpoint reverse "ship" lamp w/dolphin base (C. Durand), several hanging leaded glass chandeliers, floor lamp w/ quezel shade, matching pr. Bradley & Hubbard winged cherub figural laps, figural ruby oil lap, gothic stain glass hanging light, heintz art copper helmet lamp, vanbriggle Persian figural lamp w/shade, miller slay panel dble socket lamp, student lamps, reverse painted-Pittsburg lamp.
Art Pottery: Keramis vase w/geometric design (rare), Indian pot, experimental Roseville pottery, Roseville/wisteria/sunflower, collection vanbriggle pottery, Moorcroft, woodland wellar jardinière w/foxes, wellar hanging jardiniere, blue grass art pottery
Arts & Crafts: Gustav lifetime oak 2 door china diminutive size-original clean varnish, gustav oak sideboard-original clean finish, stickley 3 dr. oak library table, 4 oak roycroft chairs-all signed, shop of the crafters "keg" clock, mission oak peg bookshelf, arts & crafts oak tobacco humidor/liquor cabinet (unusual) stickley on limberts, oak arts & crafts
wall dinner bell, arts & crafts mag. Rake, scarce-oak arts & crafts safe (att. To early gustau stickely, hanging arts & crafts lamp, rare-mission oak 3 in 1 stack bookcase/game table (very hard to find), arts & crafts
fireplace set, mission andirons, heint art copper helmet lamp, macey oak mission dble 3 stack bookcase(great model) mission copper tea set.
Country Furnishings: outstanding 2 pc. PA cherry stepback cupboard w/window pane doors(extra clean), wonderful 2 door pie safe in old green paint(crest color &form),mustard yellow pt. wooden churn, early childs wooden buckboard, ptd. Wooden bowls, tramp art jewelry chest, pantry boxes, wooden blanket box in old red paint, oak kitchen hoosier cabinet w/porcelain top (nice), grain ptd. 4 door pantry cupboard w/punch tin, early jam chest, wooden chair in old red paints, early ptd. Park bench, vintage cane collection, period cherry slant front desk w/bracket feet, 2 ptd. Oak apothecary cabinets, childs wooden wheel barrow, ornate cast iron parlor stove, ptd. Stepback cupboard, "Heinz" wooden mince meat bucket w/label.
Decorative Stoneware Collection: 1872 dotted fish (rare), Heisar buffalo-3 gal. jug w/blue, Mugler 3 gal. w/flower, burger 3 gal. w/flowers, Havana 2gal/4 gal. jars w/decorations, west troy 2 gal. jug w/ parrot in branch, unusual 2 sided cobalt decorated crock w/bird & flowers, J.F. Norton bennington pitcher, C.W. Braun Buffalo, R.W. Farring-Elira NY adv. Jug (Watkins, NY), whites Utica 2 gal. w/bird, whites Utica 3 gal. churn, burger 4 gal. jug.
Harley Davidson gasoline station pump-fully restored
(black/orange/chrome), wow!!! Shell gasoline station pump w/ clam shell globe (creampuff!!) Polly gas pump w/ glass globe fully restored-all original old station pumps restored professionally.
Advertising: petroliana-country store-slot machines-gasoline station pumps, diamond tires dble sided porcelain sign
(extremely scare!!), 2 mills 5 cent slot machines in great working condition, 1930's drink coca-cola a5 cent ice cold sign, 1949 drink coca-cola in bottles w/girl photo (rare), coca-cola lolly pop dble sided sign, coca-cola cast iron sign base, mobile flying pegosist horse license plate tags, delco-light batteries sign, galtex motor oil dble sided porcelain sign, singer sewing
machine tin sign, early sunbeam bread w/girl (great colors), keystone tool sign, bunny bread w/rotating rabbit(rare), 5 cent pepsi-cola tin bottle sign, 1950's drink coca-cola ice cold, sharples cream separator sign, 2 Benjamin Moore paint signs, lg. Texaco sign, hires root beer, Socony 8" motor oil porcelain sign(rare size), beechnut porcelain sign.
Country Store of Times Past: extraordinary maghany stepback slant front store display, 9' oak country store seed counter (makes a great kitchen counter), clarks mile-end 6 drawer oak spool cabinet w/great detail/labels, peerless dyes diamond die cabinet w/roll door ramboor, peerless dye multi drawer base, diamond die adv. Cabinet, wonderful 88 drawer rotary bin w/ stenciling (great find), national brass cash register-#313 myer & smith-buffalo (excellent), fabulous appx. 20' country store counter, oak ribbon cabinet (hard to find), wooden oil
bucket, early Jerome oil pump barrel in old paint/stenciling.
More Outstanding family heirlooms include: 1880 ten dollar gold coin, German Hummel collection (all full bee marks), wooden airplane propeller, Daum Nancy art vase, student floor lamp, matching pr. Magony carved poster beds, mahogany highboy w/mirror & matching dresser, lg. MacArthur picture framed w/signed letter/political buttons, steiff rabbit, quantity good costume jewelry, 2 early gaming wheels, fold art cat inkwell, oriental bronze carved jardinières, Halloween post card albums, 34" Francis Schmidt doll, early 18th cent. Lg. china head doll, armond marsa, baby bylo, enterprise #3 coffee mill, Kendal oil salesman sample case (unique), scarce 3/4 size safe(salesman sample), black amoor horseshoe trade sign, trench art shell lamp, butchers country store meat hook, sterling silver, W.R. Case knives, early fireman's tin type, burl wooden bowl, oak wall phones, officers sword, officers belt buckle, fireman's lantern, NY lantern, flow blue china, oak stick n-ball room divider, wet oak framed prints, mershman pipes, phoenix glass peirpoint glass, modern "plycroft" chair (great look), victorain 7 pc. Walnut uph. Settle set, lg. cast iron
yard jockey, Japan windup toy robot, seaworthy wind up pond toy(flying Yankee)-rare, early "Gurley" transit complete (scarce), lg. copper candy fudge bowl, carnival glass, steuben glass, sterling, oriental rugs/carpets, 83rd "PA" officers belt buckle.
Auction Terms: cash/ck-credit card-ten percent buyer's premium sale-everything must be removed auction day-delivery arrangements available.
Absentee bids/phone bidding available.
Hotel accommodations one mile from event location.
Location-appx. 70 miles S. of Buffalo*90 miles east Erie PA* Located on exit 24 ramp off Int. 86
**Watch for Daniel A. Carter Inc. Auction signs**
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Friday, January 18, 2013
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Hunting For Pennsylvania's Orphaned And Abandoned WellsDimiter Kenarov
Laurie Barr is a hunter. Each year, around November, when the trees in Pennsylvania lose their foliage and the shrubs are nothing but bare sticks, offering no hiding place or cover, the hunting season begins. But Laurie Barr doesn't carry a rifle or a crossbow; she doesn't wear camouflage, and no faithful hounds lead the way.
She doesn't have to tread silently across the forest floor or keep her voice down because her quarry, if she is lucky enough to find it, is already dead, has been dead for decades. Armed with just a digital camera and a GPS device, Laurie Barr is hunting for what few have heard of: orphaned oil and gas wells. Read more...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 11:42:00 PM
Man Arrested After Fire That Destroyed His Home
A Port Allegany man whose home was destroyed by fire that started just before midnight Thursday was arrested by Port Allegany Police on charges of (F3) Risking Catastrophe; Recklessly Endangering Another Person; and (M2) Crim Misch/Dmg Prop Intent, Reckless, Or Negligence, arraigned on Friday morning and remanded to the McKean County jail in lieu of $50,000. straight bail.
Perry Benjamin Green, 24, of 19 Railroad Avenue, Port Allegany, PA, was arrested by Officer Kyle B. Day and arraigned before District Judge William Todd at 11:00 am on Friday. Judge Todd remanded Green to the McKean County Jail to await a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for January 24 at 9:00 am.
Officer Day in his Affidavit of Probable Cause filed with the Criminal Complaint in District Court 48-3-02 described the events as they transpired Thursday night and early Friday morning:
At 11:23 PM, I was called by 911 to respond to respond to the Shooters Bar located on North Main Street in Port Allegany for a patron being unruly. This officer arrived at the back door to the bar and entered and was directed to the outfront area.
The bar owner, Tracey Robuck, advised that her son, Perry Green, had been drinking and had become unruly and was fighting with his father, Richard Green. This officer made contact outfront of the bar and attempted to speak with Perry. He was yelling and screaming and attempting to get at his father. It appeared that the argument/fight was over something that had happened when Perry was a child. Perry was under the influence of an intoxicating beverage, being there was a strong odor of beer coming from his breath and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot.
This officer walked Perry around the building to the back where he was searched and a knife was seized and Perry was placed in the police car where this officer transported him to his residence located at 19 Railroad Avenue in Port Allegany. Perry asked that this officer retrieve his personal belongings from the bar.
Perry was dropped off at his residence at 11:41 PM. When this officer released Perry at the residence, he was still unruly and punched and kicked his own vehicle. Perry then continued to walk toward his house in an irate manner. This officer watched as Perry approached the residence. He was approximately 15 foot from the front porch when this officer left to return to the bar which was at 11:44 PM.
This officer returned to the Shooters Bar and made contact with the bar owner and asked that she retrieve his personal belongings which was a pool stick, pack of cigarettes, Zippo lighter and personal identification. At 11:51 PM, 911 contacted this officer via radio and advised that they were sending the fire company to 19 Railroad Avenue in Port Allegany for a reported structure fire. This officer advised that it was the residence that I had just dropped off the person from the bar. 911 asked for a name and I had given them Perry Green and they advised that he was the caller.
At 11:54 PM, this officer arrived on scene and found that the residence was fully engulfed with fire. Residents from the burning house were walking towards this officer. Bobbie Jo Fuller, 2 young juveniles, Brad Hammond and Perry Green. This officer stopped Green and placed him in custody based on the circumstances surrounding the fire. Green smelled of a strong odor of gasoline.
Bobbie Jo Fuller was interviewed by Trooper Brothers from Pennsylvania State Police and she related that before the fire, she had received a phone call from Green's sister, Reva Marie Green, and she advised that Perry Green was extremely drunk, and she should go to bed and act as if she was sleeping. Fuller further advised that she did hear Perry Green come into the house. She could hear him punching the walls and also heard the screen door slam a few times.
Then all at once, Perry came into the bedroom and told her to get the kids out because the house was on fire. Fuller advised that when she came out of the bedroom, she observed that the end of the couch was on fire and also the blanket that was on the couch. They couldn't exit through the front door because the fire was too hot. They exited through the window.
Once Perry was back at the office, he was mirandized and he voluntarily gave this officer 2 different statements. The first statement was that he spilled the gas and his cigarette had started the fire. The second statement was that when he came in the house, he had kicked over the full 5 gallon plastic gas can which had spilled all over and he had thrown a bic lighter and the lighter had broken apart and ignited the fire.
These charges are filed as a result of investigation and information received.
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Committees Take on Lottery and Child Protection Issues
The House returns to session on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at PAHouseGOP.com. Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP.
Protecting Our Children
The House Judiciary and Children and Youth committees will hold a joint meeting to formally receive the report of the Task Force on Child Protection, which was formed in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The committee members will hear from task force Chairman Dave Heckler, Bucks County district attorney, and other task force members in an effort to begin the process of introducing legislation to implement the committee’s recommendations.
Because no single piece of legislation alone can solve the problem of child abuse, the task force, established in December 2011, was charged with conducting a comprehensive review of the laws and procedures relating to the health and safety of children. The task force conducted 17 public hearings and working sessions throughout the Commonwealth and heard testimony from dozens of people about children and youth services operating procedures, children’s advocacy centers, mandated reporters of child abuse, training for physicians and school personnel and more. Additional information about the task force, and the final report, is available at http://www.childprotection.
Reviewing the PA Lottery Contract
As the Corbett administration continues its work to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery with a new vendor, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee will hold two informational meetings about the plan. Tuesday’s meeting will focus on the importance of lottery funding to providers of aging services, while Wednesday’s meeting will feature a discussion of the management contract by administration officials and Camelot Global Services. Camelot is guaranteeing the growth of the lottery fund over the next 20 years at a rate higher than any projection offered by current lottery officials. Revenues are projected at $200 million more per year than the lottery now delivers.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 06:37:00 PM
|Stephen E. “Steve” Dynda|
Born June 9, 1939, in Coudersport, he was a son of Joseph and Elsie Austin Dynda. On December 22, 1990, Coudersport, he married Claudia L. Peno, who survives.
Mr. Dynda was employed with National Fuel Gas Co. for several years, before his retirement.
He was a veteran having served with the US Marine Corp.
He was a graduate of the Scotland School for Veteran Children, Chambersburg, PA.
He was a lifetime resident of the area and a member of the Coudersport American Legion.
He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and digging leeks.
Surviving in addition his wife, Claudia, are a son, Jeff Dynda of Martinsburg, WV; three daughters, Nancy J. (Herb) Gular of Roulette, Lori S. (Greg) Andruchowsky of Ulysses, PA, Jenna L. (Brian) Switzer of Erie, PA; a stepson, Jerrod J. Renko of Shinglehouse; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn (Joseph) Boyd of Coudersport; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Glenda Dynda, two grandsons and a granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Jan. 21, 2013) in the Austin United Methodist Church, with Rev. Steven Small, pastor, and Kathryn Boyd co-officiating.
Burial will be in Gilmore Cemetery, Sinnemahoning, PA.
A military service will be conducted by the Potter County Honor Guard immediately following the funeral, at the church.
Memorials can be made to Volunteers That Care, P.O. Box 750, Coudersport, PA 16915, or Activities Fund at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 06:26:00 PM
I would like to alert your readers to a scam.
My parents received a call today from an "unknown name, unknown number" - The man spoke in a foreign accent and told them they had an infection (not a virus, an "infection") on their computer. Said he was calling from Microsoft. He told my Mother it was free and all she needed to do was follow his instructions.
Obviously a scam and thankfully my parents were wise enough to hang up...but he immediately called back. They didn't answer.
I think the public needs to be aware of this.
He was either after their credit card # OR wanted to somehow hack into their PC. I would like to remind everyone to never, ever give out any of your information. Especially when someone calls YOU and not vice versa. I worry about our older folks who may not understand much of today's technology. Thank you, Jim, for sharing this.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 06:16:00 PM
UGI and Tenaska Resources to jointly develop Marcellus shale resources In Potter & Tioga Counties
Oil & Gas Journal
Valley Force, Pa.-based UGI Corporation [NYSE: UGI] announced Jan. 14 that it has entered into agreements with Tenaska Resources LLC, a natural gas exploration and production affiliate of independent energy company Tenaska, to jointly develop gas resources in the Marcellus Shale region in north-central Pennsylvania.
UGI Energy Services Inc. will construct and operate about 20 miles of new gathering pipelines and related gas processing and compression facilities for wells that Tenaska intends to drill in Potter County, Pa., with the first phase of construction targeted for late 2013 or early 2014.
The initial investment in the proposed gas gathering system is estimated to be up to $25 million, with the total investment in gathering for full development of Tenaska’s Potter County acreage estimated to be in the range of $65 million over ten years. In addition to the gathering opportunity, UGI announced that it has invested $25 million for an approximate 19% non-operating working interest in acreage that Tenaska operates near Mainesburg in Tioga County, Pa. Both projects are located in proximity to UGI’s midstream and distribution assets, including 14.7 billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas storage. Read more...
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The Potter County Department of Emergency Services along with a representative of the PA Emergency Management Agency will conduct an APPLICANT’S BRIEFING on THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the GUNZBURGER BUILDING (1 North Main Street, Coudersport, PA—Use the Water Street Entrance).
FEMA Public Assistance provides funding to eligible applicants for emergency work and permanent restoration of damaged facilities related to the Hurricane Sandy disaster. The
INCIDENT PERIOD COVERS OCTOBER 26, 2012 THROUGH NOVEMBER 8, 2012.
Eligible applicants include County & Municipal Governments, Municipal Authorities, School Districts, State Government Agencies, and Certain Essential Private Non-Profit Organizations.
Any damages incurred during the incident period may be eligible for funding (road repairs, road washouts, debris removal, tree removal, power outages, use of equipment, equipment damage not covered by insurance, food expenses or any other emergency protective measures that were taken). This process will be discussed in detail at the Applicant’s Briefing.
A Representative from your Organization “MUST” attend this Briefing to complete and submit a “Request for Public Assistance” application to qualify for funding. FEMA will then schedule a “Kick-Off” meeting to meet one-on-one with each Applicant to discuss the damages they incurred.
It is very important that a representative from your organization acknowledge receipt of this message by contacting Potter County DES at 814-274-8900 Ext 502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
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Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 05:09:00 PM
Rosemary C. Zurat, 93, of 89 East Main St., Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday January 17, 2013 at the Pavilion @ BRMC.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 05:06:00 PM
Just a reminder:
Friday, Friends! We've made it! If you're in school, you had midyear
blahs to contend with, and if you're not in school, you had mid-January
angst to contend with. Either way, we all deserve a party, and on
Sunday (January 20th), that's just what we're going to get!
Remember to come up to the Northern Potter High School Auditorium at 2:00 PM for the After Jack concert, benefiting the Darlene J. Sitler Memorial Scholarship Fund. No cost to get in, but we'll be grateful for your freewill donations- everything will go straight into the Scholarship Fund!
Come on out and shake off your winter doldrums with some GREAT music, see some friends, and make some new ones! Can't wait to see you there! :-D
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 05:04:00 PM
DEP Reminds Consumers about New Electronics Recycling Law
DEP Chief to Speak at Recycling Industries Congress on Jan. 22
HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection is reminding consumers and businesses that on Thursday, Jan. 24, they will no longer be able to throw away their electronic devices with their trash.
Passed in 2010, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA) requires that consumers and businesses not dispose of covered devices, such as computers, laptops, computer monitors, televisions and tablets with their trash. This means that trash haulers will no longer take covered devices unless the municipality has a curbside electronics collection program that ultimately sends the devices to an electronics recycler.
“This law is an important step toward further reducing the amount of waste disposed in our landfills,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “There will be a host of positive impacts from this law, such as deriving economic benefits from precious metals found in electronics, eliminating heavy metals in the environment and encouraging environmental stewardship.”
Under CDRA, the covered devices and their components must be properly recycled and may not be taken to, or accepted by, landfills or other solid waste disposal facilities for disposal.
The law also requires that manufacturers of the covered devices provide for the collection, transportation and recycling of these devices by establishing one-day events, permanent collection programs or mail-back programs for consumers. This is offered to consumers at no cost. Manufacturers must work with an electronics recycler that is properly permitted and certified to handle and process electronic waste.
Manufacturers must register their covered device brands with DEP and attach brand labels to those devices. Additionally, retailers who sell electronic covered devices may only sell devices with a manufacturer’s brand that is registered with DEP.
Consumers can also continue to recycle their electronics through a county or municipal electronic recycling program, if one is available. It is recommended that before taking any electronics to collection points or drop-off locations, consumers should first contact that location to see what types of electronics they accept.
Consumers can learn more about the new electronics recycling law and other important information on recycling in general at the 2013 Recycling Industries Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the East Wing Rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.
This event, which is open to the public and media, will feature exhibits from 30 recyclers and producers of recycled products to showcase how the recycling industry plays a major role in Pennsylvania.
Secretary Krancer will speak about recycling in Pennsylvania at the news conference from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and will be available for questions after that. The event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Assoc. and the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center.
Consumers can find more information on registered manufacturers and where to recycle their covered devices at www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Electronics Recycling.
Additional recycling information is available from county recycling coordinators, whose contact information can be found on DEP’s website, keyword: recycle, or through the Recycling Hotline at 1-800-346-4242.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 04:58:00 PM
BRADFORD – Volunteer fire and emergency response organizations in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties have been awarded more than $400,000 in grants from the state, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today.
“We have so many dedicated volunteers who willingly give of their time to respond to emergencies and serve our communities, and I am very grateful to them for their work,” Causer said. “I am pleased we were able to expand this year’s grant program to better support them in their mission of protecting the public.”
Last fall, lawmakers voted to both extend and expand the decade-old program by increasing the total grant funding from $25 million to $30 million. The new law also provided financial assistance to some paid municipal fire companies, such as the City of Bradford Fire Department.
The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not general fund tax revenue.
Since its inception, the program has provided more than $3.2 million in funding to fire and ambulance companies in the three-county area. Projects eligible for funding include: construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt.
Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:
- Cameron County Ambulance Service Inc., Emporium – $6,651.49.
- Emporium Fire Department Inc., Emporium – $11,500.
- Mountaineer Search and Rescue, Emporium – $11,500.
- Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department, Sinnamahoning – $11,500.
- Bradford City Fire Department, Bradford – $12,954.87
- Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department, Bradford – $13,116.29.
- Corydon Township Volunteer Fire Department, Bradford – $11,500.
- Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department, Derrick City – $11,500.
- Eldred Borough Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Eldred – $6,651.49 for EMS operations; $11,500 for fire company operations.
- Eldred Township Volunteer Fire Department, Eldred – $11,661.42.
- Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Cyclone – $11,500.
- Kane Volunteer Fire Department, Kane – $11,500.
- Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department, Lewis Run – $11,661.42.
- Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department, Lewis Run – $11,822.84.
- Ludlow Volunteer Fire Department, Ludlow – $11,500.
- Mount Jewett Area Ambulance Association, Mount Jewett – $6,651.49.
- Mount Jewett Fire Department, Mount Jewett – $11,661.42.
- Otto Township Volunteer Fire Department, Duke Center – $6,651.49 for EMS operations; $11,500 for fire company operations.
- Port Allegany Fire Department-Star Hose Company No. 1, Port Allegany – $13,116.29.
- Rew Volunteer Fire Department, Rew – $11,822.84.
- Smethport Fire Department, Smethport – $10,118.
- Austin Volunteer Fire Department, Austin – $6,651.49 for EMS operations; $11,500 for fire company operations.
- Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, Coudersport – $6,651.49.
- Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, Coudersport – $11,500.
- Gale Hose Company No. 1 Inc., Galeton – $6,651.49.
- Genesee Volunteer Fire Department, Genesee – $6,651.49 for EMS operations; $11,661.42 for fire company operations.
- Goodyear Hose Company No. 1, Galeton – $11,500.
- Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, Harrison Valley – $11,601.14.
- Kettle Creek Ambulance Association, Cross Fork – $6,651.49.
- Kettle Creek Hose Company No. 1, Cross Fork – $11,500.
- Roulette Chemical Engine Company No. 1, Roulette – $6,651.49 for EMS operations; $11,500 for fire company operations.
- Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, Shinglehouse – $6,651.49 for EMS operations; $11,822.84 for fire company operations.
- Tri-Town Fire Company, Ulysses – $11,984.95.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 04:54:00 PM
Job Seekers Invited to Penn State DuBois Career Fair
DuBOIS – Professionals who are searching for jobs with area companies are invited to attend a career fair at Penn State DuBois in March.
This career event will focus on opportunities in industries and career fields that are thriving in Central Pennsylvania, such as human services, business management, engineering, marketing, and more. Representatives from Penn State DuBois will also be on hand to speak with individuals about educational and training opportunities that could qualify them to work in these fields.
Job seekers are advised to bring copies of their résumé, and dress in business appropriate attire.
The career fair is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, in the Multipurpose Building gymnasium at Penn State DuBois.
Job seekers can find more information by visiting www.dubois.psu.edu/jobfair
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 04:48:00 PM
PITT-BRADFORD LAUNCHES NEW MAJOR IN GENERAL STUDIES
BRADFORD, Pa. – A new major at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will allow students returning to college and transfer students to make the most of their credits toward a bachelor’s degree.
The university is offering a degree in general studies beginning this term. The major offers students the ability to use more credits from a wide variety of subject areas toward one degree.
Although it is not as narrowly focused as a single-discipline major, the general studies major will require 72 to 73 credits of the 120 credits required for graduation to be distributed over three areas of studies. Students will have to design their academic plan to include courses from three of five areas, which are arts and letters; behavioral, economic and political science; history, cultures and philosophical inquiry; physical, life and computational sciences; and professional studies.
The remainder of the credits can be made up in elective courses, which allows students to get the most use out of any credits they have previously taken at Pitt-Bradford, another college or university, in the military or through a professional program.
Students will choose a minor, participate in an internship or service learning project and complete a senior capstone course, just as students in other majors do.
Dr. Stephen Robar, associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor of political science, said that the registrar’s office and academic advisors have been seeing students entering the university with a broad smattering of credits that did not fit well into any one major. For those students, credits that had already been earned could not be used toward their requirements for a Pitt degree, but now they can be.
The professional provision, Robar said, should be particularly helpful for students who are currently employed and whose jobs now require them to earn a bachelor’s degree. For example, a worker who is an accountant can earn accounting credits for past work experience by providing an approved work experience portfolio, saving time and money toward the completion of a degree.
Robar will review and approve each academic plan, which will be overseen by Mary Coller, director of the academic advising center.
Students can also use the major to craft a course of study for a self-directed major.
For more information on the general studies major at Pitt-Bradford, contact Coller at (814)362-7645 or email@example.com.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 03:31:00 PM
Financial Aid Nights Scheduled; Students Enrolling at Any College or University Welcome
DuBois – Anyone who plans to enroll, or has considered enrolling at any college or university is invited to attend one of several Financial Aid Workshops presented by professionals from Penn State DuBois.
The workshops are designed to help students understand the process of securing financial aid, which can often offset the cost of pursuing a higher education.
"Getting started can sometimes be the hardest part," said Penn State DuBois Director of Enrollment Services Melissa Duttry. "Our program is intended to help all people, attending any institution, comprehend the free application process."
In all programs, information will be presented on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Other aid programs and important dates to remember will also be covered.
Workshops are planned for: 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, in Room 204 of the Swift Building at Penn State DuBois; 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, at Clearfield Area High School; 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, in Room 101 of the DEF Building at Penn State DuBois.
An RSVP is appreciated. To do so, please call Barb at (814) 375-4760.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 03:27:00 PM
Vehicle Into House Crash In Lindley
At 3:00 PM on Friday, Lawrenceville Dept. 8 has been dispatched to assist Lindley, NY, at the scene of a motor vehicle into a house crash at 1283 River Road in Lindley. Steuben County reports 2 occupants self-extricated, one with chest pain and one apparently not hurt.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 03:06:00 PM
Kemmer Named to Continuing Education Post
DuBOIS – Karen Kemmer of DuBois has joined the Penn State DuBois Continuing Education Department as an Education Program Associate. In her new role, Kemmer will work with businesses and leaders in area industry to develop and implement corporate training programs that will educate the workforce at companies throughout the region. She will also assist adult learners with their college enrollment, primarily in the St. Marys area.
Kemmer holds a master's degree in Human Services and Business Management from Liberty University. Before completing her graduate work, she earned an associate degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences from Penn State DuBois, and a bachelor degree in Arts and Human Services from the University of Wisconsin.
Kemmer most recently worked at Penn Highlands Community College where she was director of the Ebensburg Education Center. During her successful tenure at Penn Highlands she increased enrollments by 500 percent. Previously, she was employed as the director of admissions at Triangle Tech in DuBois.
Kemmer can be reached at (814) 375-4818 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 1/18/2013 02:51:00 PM