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Stoltz

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

Howard's Inc.

J & J

J&J Auto Coudersport
J&J Auto Coudersport

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Do You Know: You can buy this marquee ad on Solomon's words for the wise for your business or event for only $10. per day! It's just one of the low cost advertising options available. Your ad is viewed 30,000 to 50,000 times every day. Email us for information on other ad locations.

CIMINO AUTO PARTS

DINGMAN'S "CALL OF THE NORTH" GIFT SHOP, 1 MILE EAST OF GAINES, PA ON ROUTE 6. STOP IN AND SEE OUR CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS & BEAUTIFUL GIFTS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NEEDS. OPEN 10 TO 5 THURSDAY THRU MONDAY.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Pancake Breakfasts Saturday & Sunday At Brydonson Farm Near Coudersport

Brydonson farm will be having
 Pancake Breakfasts This Weekend 

All you can eat pancakes for a $5.00 donation.
We will be serving Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th, 8am to 2pm, 

and again on  Maple Weekend the 23rd and 24th. 

Also the Pa Woodmobile will be here on the 23rd and 24th. 

Stop by have pancakes, see how maple syrup is made and check out our store. 


Please share this post with all your Facebook friends....thanx in advance and hope to see you there.

Accepting Applications For Nurse Aide Training Class

Openings For Physical Therapist, Assistant, PA or CRNP at Charles Cole Hospital In Coudersport, PA

Part Time R.N. Opening At Lake View Senior Care In Smethport, PA

Woman's Debit Account Tapped By Thieves

Unknown person(s) gained access to an Emporium woman's bank account debit card account numbers and made two charges on her account utilizing the account numbers.

Corporal Ireland of the Emporiuim PSP said the Access Device Fraud happened on March 11th at 8:29 and 8:59 PM. The victim of the fraud is Carol A. Hudson of Rt. 46, Emporium, PA. The investigation is continuing.

Easter Egg Hunt Sunday At Alliance Church In Coudersport

Easter Egg Hunt Sunday At Alliance Church In Coudersport

Easter Egg Hunt At Alliance Church Sunday

All Children ages 1 through 6th grade are invited to a community wide Easter Candy Hunt at Alliance Church in Coudersport (Rubbertown) on Sunday, March 17th at 1 pm. 

There will be a brief presentation with the Congo Man (missionary to the Congo) as well as lots of prizes and candy! 

Rain or shine! Bring your own bag or basket!

Police Investigating Hang Up Calls

State Police at Emporium investigated an incident of Harassment when a known female victim on Meadow Road in Shippen Township received numerous hang-up calls between 3-5 and 3-10, 2013. Trooper Harman is the investigator.

Minor Injuries In Rt. 6 Crash At Fishing Creek Intersection

Two women suffered minor injuries in a two car crash in Roulette Township at the intersection of Fishing Creek Road and Route 6 at 8:15 am on Friday.

Kathleen M. Morey, 50, of Roulette, PA, suffered a minor injury but did not require transport to a hospital. She was driving a 2006 Pontiac Bonneville.

Deidra J. Oswalt, 30, of Sheffield, PA, was transported by ambulance to Charles Cole Hospital for treatment of a minor injury. She was driving a 1997 Lincoln Continental.

Wanda Blankenship, 51, of Warren, PA, a passenger in the Lincoln, was not injured.

All three women were wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.

Trooper Mark VanVolkenburg said the crash occurred as Morey was traveling north on Fishing Creek Extension, completed a stop at the stop sign, and then attempted to make a left hand turn onto Rt. 6.

She failed to ensure it was safe to enter route 6, resulting in a collision with Oswalt's Lincoln that was traveling eastbound on Rt. 6. Both vehicles came to rest across both lanes of Route 6.

Morey was cited for a Stop & Yield violation.

Roulette Fire Dept. and Ambulance responded and called for  assistance from Coudersport Fire Dept. and Ambulance. 

 


Woman Crashed Car Avoiding Deer

An Emporium woman attempted to avoid a deer that entered the roadway at 8:30 AM Wednesday on Route 120 in Shippen Township and struck the embankment instead.

Virginia A. Gribble, 53, of Emporium, PA, was not hurt in the crash. She was wearing a seat belt.

Trooper Gary Barnes said the crash occurred as Gribble was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer westbound on Route 120.  She lost control of the vehicle trying to avoid a deer that entered the roadway. Her vehicle then traveled onto the north berm where the right side impacted a dirt embankment located along the north berm.

Man Fell Asleep While Driving /Car Hit Sign & Fire Hydrant

An Emporium man was cited for Careless Driving after he fell asleep and his 2001 Subaru Outback struck a street sign and a fire hydrant in Emporium Boro at 1:09 PM last Sunday.

Andrew J. Beck, 22, of Emporium, PA, was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.

Trooper Dennis Miller said the crash occurred as Beck was traveling East on 3rd Street, fell asleep while driving and struck the road sign at the intersection with Locust Street. His vehicle then struck the fire hydrant that was located at the intersection before it came to rest.


Shinglehouse Ambulance To Ceres Township

At 10:25 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance was dispatched to Ceres Township for a medical emergency

Emporium Woman Hurt In Rollover Crash On Rt. 120

An Emporium woman was transported to Elk Regional Hospital by Emporium Ambulance for treatment of injuries suffered when her 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee went off slippery Route 120 and overturned Saturday at about 11:15 AM.

Joyce Lyon, 57, of East Allegany Avenue, Emporium, PA, was moderately injured in the crash according to State Police. She was wearing a seat belt.

Trooper Christopher D. Bock, who investigated, said the crash occurred as Lyon was traveling west on Route 120, about 6/10 mile west of Old West Creek Road (West Entrance) in Shippen Township. She lost control of her vehicle, exited the roadway to the South and overturned. She was transported from the scene for treatment of unknown injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

The vehicle was moderately damaged. 

Emporium EMS, Emporium Fire Department, PennDOT and Ramseys Towing assisted at the scene.

Houghton Firefighters Respond To Structure Fire At Houghton College Chapel

Structure Fire At Houghton College Chapel
At 8:44 PM on Saturday, Houghton Fire Department is on scene of a reported structure fire at the Houghton College Chapel. The fire is reported out by a chief on scene. Oramel and Rushford were also dispatched to this fire and have now been recalled.

Fully Involved Structure Fire In Westline

Fully Involved Structure Fire In Westline
At 8:28 PM on Saturday, Lafayette, Lewis Run, Mt. Jewett, and Hamlin Township Fire Departments have been dispatched to a fully involved structure fire at 14 Elm Drive in the Village of Westline.

Missing Dogs

Missing Dogs
My dogs have been missing since 1:00 this afternoon. Its a German short hair named Moon, and a Wire Hair Terrier named Sasquatch. They were last seen in the south woods area in Potter County, PA, chasing a bear. Both dogs have collars and tags. If anyone has seen them please  contact Mike at 814-647-0904 or email sammajot@yahoo.com 

Thank you

Stylist Jessica Trimm Is Returning To New You Styling & Tanning Salon In Roulette


Rollover Crash On W. Washington Street

Rollover Crash On W. Washington Street
At 3:57 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. & Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to 1974 W. Washington Street in Bradford Township for a rollover accident. Report patient self extricated with a possible head injury.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/NO INJURY

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/NO INJURY
Address: 2993 BUCKTAIL RD
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: HASSELMAN RD * ROUTE 120



Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD
3/16/2013 3:15:27 PM

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS
Address: BUCKTAIL RD and JACKSON RD
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: WOODSMOKE RD * JACKSON RD

Agency: ST MARYS AMB;
ELK COMPANY 1 FD
3/16/2013 2:54:30 PM

Shirlee Says Thanks and Updates Us

Dear Friends- 
I never in a million years would have thought I would be a candidate for a full blown heart attack. But last Sunday night I was hit in the chest with the most excruciating pain I'd ever experienced. The thought "when in doubt, call 911" prompted me to call and I'm so glad I did. 
 
The Coudersport ambulance crew arrived quickly and within minutes I was in the ER and told I was having a heart attack.  Doc Herman was in constant contact by phone with Dr.Orlando at Hamot Medical Center who guided them through what needed to be done to keep me alive. 
 
Flying by helicopter to Erie in the middle of the night wasn't my idea of fun but when I arrived Dr Orlando and his cardiology crew were waiting for me in the operating room where they found that two of my arteries in  my heart were 100 percent blocked and the other one 70 percent.  
 
I guess God was riding in that helicopter with me because here I am at home- after having three stents put in my heart- the constant love of my family and friends- and a gratefulness that is unending. When Anne brought me home the first place I wanted to go was to Sweden Valley Manor to see Tom. We cried together and after ten minutes Anne took me home.
 
I guess what I'm trying to convey is this- if you have a severe pain in your chest- don't wait- get help- and don't be afraid to ask for help afterward.  A nurse visits me daily and my good friend Kathy Kinard will be helping me until I"m back on my feet.  Thanks for all the flowers, prayers, cards and thoughtfulness toward Tom.  I miss him terribly but know he's where he needs to be right now. It's amazing how one's life can change so quickly.  Don't take life for granted. It's the only one you have.  God Bless.
 
Shirlee Leete

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 6 At Short Road

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 6 At Short Road
At 2:18 PM on Saturday, Roulette Fire Dept., Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident on Route 6 at Short Road. 

COMMAND REPORTS ROUTE 6 REOPENED AT ACCIDENT SCENE--COMMAND TERMINATED AT 3:20 pm

...SLIPPERY TRAVEL EXPECTED INTO THE AFTERNOON...

EXPIRED

Last Day To Vote For Lonny Frost In Cartoonist Contest Round 5


UPDATE: I am behind 1st place by 140 votes. However I believe you all will break my tally from the last round, in which I ended up with a total of 823 votes! So to everyone who has voted through this round I thank you for every vote and hope to see a large gain on Peter Ramirez. Either way you all have done a fantastic job at helping me progress through the next round. I have no doubt everyone will help me advance to Round 6 by the end of the day. I presently have 818 votes at this time. I know there was a challenged placed this morning for over 150 votes before the round ends at 11:59pm. There is just over 11 hours left to get your last votes in. Thanks again for all your strong support. I am under the weather still, but not sure if my body is worn out from the lack of sleep for days or my allergies have kicked in. I am hoping I have not picked up a bug, but to keep everyone else safe I am staying close to home today. Well here is the link in case you know anyone that might be interested in joining in for some last minute voting fun. Enjoy the weekend http://www.thecartooniststudio.com/Contestant/137/Lonny-Frost
 
You can vote once every 6 hours--Click link above

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2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 46 Near Dugout Road

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 46 
At 1:12 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Dept. and Priority Care Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident on Rt. 46 near Dugout Road. Caller reports possibly one injury.

Keith Albert Eugene Robinette, 24, of Port Allegany, PA

Keith Albert Eugene Robinette
Keith Albert Eugene Robinette, 24, of Port Allegany, died Friday (March 15, 2013) due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born Mar 30, 1988 in Hutchinson, Kansas the son of James and Alisa M. Kellogg Robinette.

Mr. Robinette was a 2006 graduate of Port Allegany High School.

Mr. Robinette worked for Cornelius Stone in Roulette, PA

He is survived by his mother Alisa Diaz of Port Allegany

Maternal grandparents, Joseph and Jaunita Knell of Port Allegany, PA

One daughter: Lexi Robinette of Port Allegany, PA

Two sisters: Natasha Canfield of Roulette, PA, Leigha Kellogg of Port Allegany, PA

One brother: Geromia Schoonover of Smethport, PA

He was preceded in death by brother, Nathan Schoonover.

There will be no visitation A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Port Allegany Veterans Home, Rt. 155 South, Port Allegany, with the Rev Randy Headley , Pastor of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Family

Online condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Drillers Cited For Violations

PA Permit Violation Issued to Horizontal Exploration Llc in Lafayette Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2013-03-11 to Horizontal Exploration Llc in Lafayette Twp, McKean county. 401CSL - Discharge of pollultional material to waters of Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Auburn Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2013-03-13 to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Auburn Twp, Susquehanna county. 78.54 - Failure to properly control or dispose of industrial or residual waste to prevent pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Anadarko E &Amp; P Onshore Llc in Cogan House Twp, Lycoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2013-03-14 to Anadarko E &Amp; P Onshore Llc in Cogan House Twp, Lycoming county. 402CSL - Failure to adopt pollution prevention measures required or prescribed by DEP by handling materials that create a danger of pollution.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

2 Dead In Tour Bus Crash On PA Turnpike

Officials: Driver, one other person dead after turnpike crash

Multiple other injuries reported

WGAL TV

MIDDLESEX TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A tour bus carrying women's lacrosse players and coaches from Seton Hill University crashed Saturday around 9 a.m. when it went off the roadway and hit a tree.

Turnpike officials have confirmed that the bus driver has died and several others were injured. Officials say another person has died in the hospital, but could not give other details. 

Megan Silverstram, a public safety official with Cumberland County tells News 8 that everyone on the bus was taken to various hospitals as a precaution. Three people were flown to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center for treatment of more serious injuries. 

The lacrosse team was on the way to Lancaster for a 1 p.m. game against Millersville University which has been canceled. 

The accident happened on the turnpike in Middlesex Township on Interstate 76 by Mile Marker 227. 

Emporium Fire Police Called For Traffic Control

Emporium Fire Police Called For Traffic Control
At 12:02 PM on Saturday, Emporium Fire Police have been called to Rt. 120 at previous accident scene for traffic control while tow truck recovers vehicle there.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT -- 14892 BENNETTS VALLEY HWY

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
Address: 14892 BENNETTS VALLEY HWY
City: HUSTON
Cross Streets: MOUNT PLEASANT RD * FIVE POINT RD

Agency: BENNETTS VALLEY AMBULANCE;
ELK COMPANY 5 FD
3/16/2013 11:45:16 AM

REPORT NO INJURY IN THIS CRASH

Byrnedale Hill On Rt. 255 Shut Down

 Byrnedale Hill On Rt. 255 Shut Down
At 11:37 AM on Saturday, Fire Police have been dispatched to shut down Byrnedale Hill on Rt. 255. Numerous tractor trailers are stuck on the hill. Jay Township Fire Dept. to assist State Police.

Vehicle Over Embankment On Rt. 120 at Old West Creek Road

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM
Address: 10903 ROUTE 120
City: SHIPPEN
Cross Streets: MOORE HILL RD * OLD WEST CREEK RD
VEHICLE OVER EMBANKMENT
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD; EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
3/16/2013 11:18:36 AM

RESPONDERS REPORTING TREACHEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS
REPORT JEEP ON IT'S ROOF, FEMALE PATIENT NOT ENTRAPPED 

NWS Warns Of Slippery Road Conditions/Asks For Snow Reports

EXPIRED

Slippery Road Conditions Causing Crashes Across PA

Elk 
Elk County Office of Emergency Services/ 9-1-1
Toby Road at Thompson Hill is now open to traffic.

Black Lab Missing From Olean Area

Black Lab Missing
Could you please put a post up about our black lab missing..She went missing last Thursday night from the Olean area, South Fifth/ Irving Street area..We just want her home with her family..She is all black with white underneath and a choker chain.
Thanks so much
 Lisa Button

Rollover Crash Near Hospital In St. Marys


TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
Address: 763 JOHNSONBURG RD
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: MAURUS ST * SHERRY RD

Agency: ST MARYS AMB; ELK CO 1 FD
3/16/2013 10:32:59 AM

Westfield PD Reminds Drivers To Be Safe

With the upcoming bridge repair on Sr49, Westfield PD would like to remind everyone a few things to keep the workers and you safe.

PAVC 75 § 4309
Head lamps are required to be on at all times when driving in a signed work zone,
PAVC 75 § 3326
Increased penalties for moving violations in active signed work zones
(fines are doubled)
PAVC 75 § 6126
No person shall remove, twist, obstruct, deface, knockdown, or interfere with the operation of any official traffic control device. (road cone, signs, barricades) Fine $50.00 per device messed with!

Red lights will be used on both ends of the bridge, Lincoln st, some driveways, and parking lots, due to the single lane temporary bridge.
Work will start this next week and hopefully will be done by November

As always drive safe, and buckle up

Port Allegany Man Killed In Head On Crash On Rt. 6

A 24 year old man died Friday night when the Go-Kart he was operating struck a pickup truck head on Route 6 east of Port Allegany in Liberty Township.

Keith Robinette, 24, of Port Allegany, PA, died at the scene of the 9:20 PM crash near the Seneca Inn.

Trooper Lance Schimp, who is conducting an ongoing investigation of the crash, said the collision occurred as Benjamin Price, 21, of Roulette, PA, was traveling east on Route 6 driving a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, while, for unknown reasons, Robinette, operating a Go-Kart, was traveling west in the eastbound lane.

The two units impacted one another head on resulting in disabling damage to both vehicles and resulting in the death of Robinette. Price was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

Trooper Schimp has asked that anyone who may have any information about the Go Kart or Mr. Robinette that may be pertinent to this collision is asked to contact him at PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.

Port Allegany and Roulette Fire Departments and Ambulances responded to the scene. Route 6 was closed for about 2 hours as a result of the crash.

Rollover Crash on Route 6

Rollover Crash on Route 6 
At 8:24 AM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire Dept, Ambulance, and Medic 5 have been dispatched to Route 6 near the chipping plant for a rollover crash.

 Mt.Jewett Volunteer Fire Department

Call #19
Mt. Jewett Fire department was dispatched for a 1 car MVA rollover on route 6 just past Lantz corners rescue 103 responded With chief 10-10 and chief 10 responded in POV no injuries reported all station 10 units in quarters and available

Vehicle accident In St. Marys

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM
Address: 1259 BRUSSELLES ST
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: FILLMORE RD * CLAY RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD
3/16/2013 8:11:15 AM

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hamilton's Pancake House Is Now Open Saturday & Sunday From 8 to 4

Click on ad to go to our website

Pancake Breakfasts Saturday & Sunday At Brydonson Farm Near Coudersport

Brydonson farm will be having
 Pancake Breakfasts This Weekend 

All you can eat pancakes for a $5.00 donation.
We will be serving Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th, 8am to 2pm, 

and again on  Maple Weekend the 23rd and 24th. 

Also the Pa Woodmobile will be here on the 23rd and 24th. 

Stop by have pancakes, see how maple syrup is made and check out our store. 


Please share this post with all your Facebook friends....thanx in advance and hope to see you there.

Part Time R.N. Opening At Lake View Senior Care In Smethport, PA

Openings For Physical Therapist, Assistant, PA or CRNP at Charles Cole Hospital In Coudersport, PA

Accepting Applications For Nurse Aide Training Class

Data Entry Clerk Positions Available Immediately At Empereon Marketing In Coudersport, PA

Dickinson Center, Inc. Seeking Part Time Registered Nurse Based In Coudersport, PA

Fatal Crash On Rt. 6

Fatal Crash On Rt. 6 Near Port Allegany
At 9:16 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a two vehicle crash on Rt. 6 past the Seneca Inn east of Port Allegany. Caller reports one patient ejected with critical injuries.
Second caller reports possibly a 4 wheeler involved.
Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 requested to scene. 
MEDIC 6 RECALLED 
9:38 pm--ROULETTE FIRE POLICE & 46-4 PATROL TO BOYERS CROSSING FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL 
10:15 PM--SMETHPORT REQUESTED TO SEND ENGINE & CREW TO PORT ALLLEGANY 
11:20 PM--ROUTE 6 HAS REOPENED AT SCENE OF FATAL CRASH.

Otto-Eldred Pre-School & Kindergarten Registrations Set

Pennsylvania State Police Graduate 73 New Troopers

Pennsylvania State Police Graduate 73 New Troopers




Harrisburg – State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today congratulated the 73 men and women joining the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police following their graduation from the State Police Academy in Hershey.
Cadet Joseph J. Pokorny

Colonel Noonan and United States Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., spoke at the ceremony, held this morning at Central Dauphin High School.

Cadet Joseph J. Pokorny spoke on behalf of the cadet class.

Cadet Jeffrey H. Walton of Westmoreland County was named the outstanding cadet by his classmates and instructors, receiving the American Legion Award.

Also receiving awards were:

• Cadet Brandon J. Huffman, Dauphin County – Daniel F. Dunn High Scholastic Award and the Col. Paul J. Chylak Memorial Driver Proficiency Award;
• Cadet Stefano N. Gallina, Bucks County – Charles B. Gesford High Pistol Award;
• Cadet Lamarr N. Watkins, Chester County– John K. Schafer Memorial Physical Fitness Award.

Maj. Adam M. Kisthardt, director of the State Police Bureau of Training and Education, supervised the training of the class, which was the 135th class to graduate from the State Police Academy in Hershey since it opened in 1960.

The graduates, who have completed 25 weeks of intensive physical and classroom training, have been assigned to stations within nine troop areas across the state.

For more information about the State Police, visit www.psp.state.pa.us.

Rollover Crash On Rt. 15 NB at Sebring Exit

Rollover Crash On Rt. 15 NB at Sebring Exit
At 8:26 PM on Friday, Blossburg and Liberty Fire Depts along with Medic 1 have been dispatched to a rollover crash on Rt. 15 northbound at the Sebring exit. One person is reported injured.

Missing Female Beagle Rubbertown Area

Lady is Missing

Missing female beagle named Lady
10 months old
Last seen Friday at the Alliance Youth Barn in Rubbertown
Wearing a pink camo collar
Please call if found: 274-7267; 558-8197 or 274-8126

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 7:00 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to the 100 block of Main Street for a person ill.

Roulette Ambulance To Railroad Avenue

At 6:30  PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to 66 Railroad Avenue for a person bitten by a dog.

DEP to Host April 2 Roundtable for Elk, Jefferson, McKean County Public Water Suppliers

DEP to Host April 2 Roundtable for Elk, Jefferson, McKean County Public Water Suppliers

Meadville –The Department of Environmental Protection announced today a Source Water Protection Coalition roundtable with community leaders and advocates in Elk, Jefferson and McKean counties, as part of an effort to further protect local water supply sources.

The Tuesday, April 2, meeting is aimed at public water suppliers, but is open to any municipality, authority or individual in the three counties. It will be at 10 a.m. at the Elk County Office of Emergency Services at 653 Montmorenci Road, Ridgway, PA 15853.

“This is an opportunity for communities to work together to provide a larger voice to ensure that water resources are protected now and preserved for future generations,” DEP Northwest Regional Director Kelly Burch said.

The Source Water Protection (SWP) program is a community-based, voluntary effort to protect drinking water sources used by community water systems. Local SWP programs are effective tools for public health protection, water supply security and managing operational and capital costs through improved and maintained source water quality.

“Many benefits can be realized through a coalition of this nature,” Burch said. “The benefits could include cost sharing; resource sharing; familiarization with similar water systems; shared education and outreach approaches; partnerships; and increased communication between agencies, businesses and organizations affiliated with our public drinking water sources.”

For more information about the meeting or the SWP program, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or contact Jacob Moore, DEP Northwest Regional Office, at 814-332-6176 or jacmoore@pa.gov.

3-15 Recalls


Ben-Lee Processing, Inc., an Atwood, Kansas establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat and heat-treated bacon and ham products that were produced without a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan.


FPL Food, LLC, a West Columbia, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,820 pounds of ground beef chuck that may contain small pieces of plastic.

David A. Heimann, 68, of Warren, PA.

David A. Heimann, 68, of Warren, PA. died Thursday morning, March 14, 2013 at his residence. 

He was born October 23, 1944 in Warren, PA. to the late Arnold Freidrick and Marian Emma Fitzgerald Heimann. 

David was a 1962 graduate of Warren High School and earned his associates degree in Business Management from the Lincoln Management Development Service. He was employed as a tool and die maker at the former Rexnord. He was a salesman from 1981 to 1985 for Yale Equipment and owner and operator of Heimann Enterprises from 1985 to 1991 where he sold capital equipment and retired in 1991. He and his wife operated a family owned day care center and were longtime foster parents. 

He was a member of Emmanuel Church of Christ, past member of the Warren Elks Lodge, American Legion Post 135, Warren Eagles for 20 years and the De Molay. He was an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wanda J. Gift Heimann whom he married August 18, 1962 in Warren, 3 Children – Sandy Koren and husband, Steve of Peoria, AZ., Robin Hecei of Brookville, PA., Peter D. Heimann of Toms River, N.J., 1 Sister – Linda Secor and husband, Richard of Warren, PA., 3 Grandsons – Justin Muir and companion, Stacie Myers, Tim and James Hecei, 1 Great Granddaughter – Elizabeth Kaydeen Muir, several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters – Doris Lewis, fern Fischer, Marianne Nicholson and longtime faithful friend and companion, his yellow lab, Rusty. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Monday, March 18, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. and on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Emmanuel United Church of Christ from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 PM. When a funeral and committal service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. by Rev. Neil Siefert, former pastor, officiating. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Emmanuel Church of Christ Building Fund. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com


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DEP Fines Lancaster County Landfill $108,686 for Waste Violations

DEP Fines Lancaster County Landfill $108,686 for Waste Violations

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Advanced Disposal Solutions, formerly known as Veolia Environmental Services, $108,686 for Solid Waste Management Act violations at the company’s landfill in Mount Joy Township, Lancaster County.

On Nov. 1, 2012, Veolia placed leachate tanks and a leachate handling system into service at the landfill without properly installing, certifying and testing the system according to regulations.

The company’s actions resulted in a 2,500-gallon release of untreated leachate, some of which entered an unnamed tributary to Little Chiques Creek. The discharge was not discovered until the landfill employees arrived the next morning.

A second release was discovered the morning of Nov. 23, 2012, when a cracked weld in a newly plumbed high-density plastic pipe resulted in the discharge of 4,600 gallons of leachate to the ground surface.

In both instances, Veolia failed to provide proper oversight while testing and placing the leachate management system into service.

The fine will be paid to the commonwealth’s Solid Waste Abatement Fund.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 717-705-4706.

House Passes the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act

House Passes the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act

Thompson: “America’s competitiveness depends on having a qualified and trained workforce…”

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, delivered remarks in support of H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act, which passed the U.S. House today by a vote of 215-202.


Yellow Lab May Be Lost

There is a medium sized yellow lab with a red collar. He appears to be lost. He was on Pomeroy bridge about ten minutes ago...

Tanker Rollover On I-80 Leaks Thousands Of Gallons of Kerosene

Click above to see video on WJAC TV website

Police warn of phone scam, threat

Click above to go to WHTM News Site

Vendors Needed For Free Kids Fishing Derby

Looking For Vendors For Kids Free Fishing Derby Near Olean, NY

Hello, our derbies have been scheduled for June 1 & 2, 2013, no fishing license required.
There will be 3 age groups competing for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prizes in each derby. Outdoor show
that weekend with many activities for the whole family, vendors wanted for very reasonable vendor spot fees.

Pre-registration is highly recommended at www.lakelanefishingandhuntinggetaway.com.

The Galeton Rotary met on March 14 at the Ox Yoke Inn in Galeton with president Beth Hoff presiding.

The Galeton Rotary met on March 14 at the Ox Yoke Inn in Galeton with president Beth Hoff presiding.

The club voted to buy a Shelter Box for $500. A Shelter Box includes a tent, cooking gear, basic tools, blankets, children's books and a water purification kit. These boxes are delivered to disaster areas within 24 hours. Rotary International tries to maintain an inventory of 50,000 boxes. Recently they were made available in N.Y. And N.J after Hurricane Sandy. The club also voted to set aside $250. to help the new interact club at the Galeton High School get started. The club also set aside funds to send two Interact Members to the Rotary District Conference in April. The conference will be held in Gettysburg. This is the 150th anniversary of the historic Battle of Gettysburg.

The results are in for the recent Four Way Test speech competition set up and developed by Rotarian Sarah Graber. Sarah is also a GHS English teacher. The first place winner is Zack Brown, second place went to Dan Hatch and third place to Josey Beck. Zach will be moving on to the regional competition in Clearfield on April 6 All of the GHS participants gave excellent talks. A really fine group of students.

Phyliss Conable was in charge of the program. She presented Lacey Kennedy and Debra McGlaun key staff members of Highland Chocolate Company located in Wellsboro. They gave an excellent overview of this exciting and growing business. Highland is a non profit chocolate manufacturing facility employing special needs individuals in a pre vocational dual business program. Presently 20 adults are employed by the company along with five staff members. The company is a part of the Partners in Progress program out of Mansfield. Many local businesses sell their excellent and tasty products and they now ship nationwide selling both wholesale and retail. It was a very interesting and tasty program.

The Galeton Rotary Club will turn 83 on March 25th and 56 years ago this month Galeton Rotary presented to a sellout crowd the famous Rotary minstrel show (2 performances) which was a fund raiser for the new Galeton School tennis courts. These courts have served the school well and produced many area championship teams.

Penny War Raises Big Buck$

Penny War Raises Big Buck$

The Enabling Gardens at Sweden Valley Manor debuted last spring to rave reviews by residents, visitors and staff. In order to expand them this year, Sweden Valley Manor engaged in war – a “Penny War” that is. Staff were divided into teams by department and shift and for one month competed to see who could finish with the most positive points (pennies count as positive points and silver coins and bills count as negative points). In the end $784.46 was raised. The dietary team claimed the first place prize of a luncheon.


606 Items Collected for Potter County Food Pantries

606 Items Collected for Potter County Food Pantries

When Sweden Valley Manor’s Resident Council decided to hold a canned food drive to benefit the six food pantries in Potter County (Austin, Coudersport, Galeton, Roulette, Shinglehouse, and Ulysses), they hoped to collect 500 non-perishable food items. After counting and sorting the month’s-worth of donations, they were thrilled to see that they had surpassed their goal by more than 100 items. The Resident Council sends its sincerest appreciation to everyone who donated to this great cause.


Saturday March 23rd, 2013- Canoe Paddle Raffle

Saturday March 23rd, 2013- Canoe Paddle Raffle

DCNR, Sinnemahoning State Park is partnering with Country Squirrel Outfitters, Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Allegheny River Competitive Paddlers to host a serious of paddling clinics.

These clinics will allow area outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to learn the basics of paddling a canoe or kayak (single and tandem), how to choose proper clothing for cold water conditions; how to trim and properly set up a boat; and how to choose the perfect PFD.

As part of these clinics, a Zaveral carbon fiber, bent shaft paddle will be raffled off on April 13th at Country Squirrel Outfitters.

This is an American made, lightweight paddle that will be cut to length for the lucky winner! This material provides for faster, stronger and better paddling action. Tickets are on sale at the Emporium Chamber of Commerce starting on Wednesday, March 13th. For more information on this unique piece of equipment used by the pros, but suitable for recreational paddling, go to: www.zre.com

Proceeds from this raffle will benefit the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and the PA WILDS Artisan Center.

For general information on the clinics, call 814-647-8401, Sinnemahoning State Park; or Country Squirrel Outfitters at 814-776-6285.

Brenda Emer: 12 Time Cancer Survivor


Brenda Emer: 12 Time Cancer Survivor

Brenda has been battling cancer for the last 16 years. She was originally diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, and since then has battled several different kinds of cancer. She is a warrior and is the true definition of inspiration. She has recently been enrolled to participate in a clinical trial, but when she went for her preliminary testing, her doctors found that the cancer had spread; this time it is located in her brain and liver. She is currently undergoing radiation treatments, as soon as the radiation is complete she will be starting a new clinical trial in hopes of getting the cancer in remission.


Please, visit her page for more information and help make this wonderful person's dreams come true!

https://www.facebook.com/getbrendaonellen

Extended hours for Saturday event

Extended hours for Saturday event

 Due to popular demand, the hours for the Day at the Races, sponsored by One Book Bradford, will be extended.

On Saturday, the Watkins Glen International NASCAR simulators will be available for people to try out until 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bradford Area Public Library.

The Day at the Races will also include the showing of “Senna,” an award-winning documentary on Formula One driver Ayrton Senna as well as children’s activities, including scooter races.

This year’s One Book Bradford selection is “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Stein himself will be in Bradford on April 17 to speak about his book.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Dolores M "Dee" Rinehuls, 82, of McKinley Health Center, Brookville formerly of S. Walnut St., Emporium, PA

Dolores M "Dee" Rinehuls
Dolores M "Dee" Rinehuls, 82, of McKinley Health Center, Brookville formerly of S. Walnut St., Emporium, PA,  died at her home in Brookville, on Wednesday (March 13, 2013) evening.

She was born September 25, 1930 in Reynoldsville a daughter of the late John and Roxie Silvey Clark.

On November 28, 1953 in Reynoldsville she married the late Charles Rinehuls.

Mrs. Rinehuls graduated from Reynoldsville High School in the class of 1948. She worked at Ethan Allen in Eldred and the Holiday Inn in Bradford for several years. She also worked at Cameron County High School for many years and was known as the "cafeteria lady". She loved antiques and auctions and was an avid billiards player. She also was passionate about art glass collecting.

Surviving
Daughter: Kay Davis and her husband Gary, Lexington, KY
Daughter: Carol Schindler and her husband Mark, Brookville
4 Grandchildren: Jennifer Davis, Conrad, Kurt and Marcy Schindler
Brother: Samuel Clark and his wife Beverly, Seneca Falls, NY
Brother: John Clark and his wife Joyce, Seneca Falls, NY
Sister: Sandra Kaizer and her husband Stan, DuBois
Sister: Phyllisr Hatten and her husband Jerome, Atlanta, GA

Preceded in Death By
Parents: John and Roxie Silvey Clark
Husband: Charles Rinehuls
Sister: Carol Burns
2 Sons: James Rinehuls in infancy and Charles Rinehuls

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Sunday, (March 17, 2013) at 1:00 PM followed by the Funeral & Committal Services at 2:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Deeper Waters Ministry, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

PennDOT Announces 22 Winners of Aviation Art Contest

PennDOT Announces 22 Winners of Aviation Art Contest

Harrisburg – Twenty-two students from across the state have been selected as division winners in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s aviation art contest. The contest theme was “50 Years of American Space Flight.”

“I’m always impressed to see how students show the world of flight through their eyes with such skill and creativity in this contest,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “With more than 300 total submissions, the winners should be very proud of their work and this accomplishment. The students, parents and teachers involved in this year’s contest have my thanks for making it such a success.”

Entries were judged in two divisions: first through third grades, and fourth and fifth grades. One winner was chosen from each division in each of PennDOT’s 11 district offices.

Winners will receive an enlarged copy of their entry and a certificate signed by Schoch. The students’ schools will also receive a mounted copy of the artwork for display.

For more information or to see the winning entries, visit www.dot.state.pa.us and click on “Aviation & Rail Freight,” then the bureau of aviation.

Editor’s Note: A list of art contest division winners follows. (PennDOT does not have a District 7):

District 1 (Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties):
Grades one through three: Cody Sterrett, Elk Valley Elementary, Erie County
Grades four and five: Ethan Kerr, Warren County Christian School, Warren County

District 2 (Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, Mifflin, McKean and Potter counties):
Grades one through three: Drais Parrillo, Ferguson Elementary, Centre County
Grades four and five: Paige Smith, Thompsontown-Delaware Elementary, Juniata County

Jean Double Anderson, 74, of 17 Abbott Rd., Bradford, PA

Jean Double Anderson, 74, of 17 Abbott Rd., Bradford, PA, passed away, Friday, March 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born March 28, 1938, in Bradford she was the daughter of the late Howard E. and Hazel V. (Shelgren) Double.

On November 24, 1962, in the First United Methodist Church in Bradford she married Kenneth A. Anderson who survives.

Mrs. Anderson was a 1956 graduate of Bradford High School and a 1958 graduate of Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington, DC. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband of 50 years she is survived by two children, a son Martin J. Anderson of Pittsburgh and a daughter, Julie A. Franco, of Raleigh, NC, and one grandson, Nicolas Franco of Raleigh, NC.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, March 18, 2013 from 11:00 am to noon in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main Street where funeral and committal services will be held at noon with Rev Tom Verner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

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

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

Route 1041 in Bradford County closed due to fatal vehicle crash

Route 1041 in Bradford County closed due to fatal vehicle crash

Motorists are advised that Route 1041 (James Street) in Bradford County is closed at the scene of a one-vehicle crash. The crash occurred about one mile south of Route 1022 (Ghent Hill Road) near the Borough of Towanda. Traffic is being detoured onto Route 1043 (Sheshequin Road), and Route 1022 (Ghent Hill Road). The closure is expected to be in effect until about 2 p.m. 

THE ROAD HAS REOPENED AT THE SCENE OF THIS FATAL ROLLOVER CRASH WITH EJECTION. 

UPDATE from WBNG:
Troopers say Alan D. Vanderpool, 33, of Rome, Pa., was traveling south on James Street in Sheshequin Twp. when he lost control of his vehicle at a right hand curve in the roadway.

His 2004 Nissan Maxima flipped several times in a nearby farm field, ejecting Vanderpool and his passenger, Joseph Neely, 24, of Wysox.

The Bradford County Coroner pronounced Vanderpool dead at the scene.

Neely was seriously injured and taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., for treatment.

Arlene M. Sturgess, 63, Gloversville, NY

Arlene M. Sturgess
Arlene M. Sturgess, age 63, entered into eternal rest Thursday, March 14, 2013. She passed away peacefully at her home in Gloversville with her family by her side.

Arlene was born January 1, 1950, in Port Allegany, Pa., the daughter of the late Hank and Nina (Campbell) Reinke.

On January 3, 1966, Arlene was united in marriage with Anthony Sturgess in California. They shared 44 years together in marriage until his passing on November 27, 2008.

Arlene enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, crafts and was a gifted home decorator. She also loved visiting the mall to go shopping.

She was employed as an instructor at the Lexington Center for over 29 years, retiring in 2009.

Survivors include: two sons, Anthony Sturgess Jr. (Beth) and Kevin Sturgess (Allie); one daughter, Lori (Sturgess) Mansell (Craig); eleven grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua, Libbie, Kaylie, Alina, Abigail, Malia, Rhiannon, Kevin, Andrew, and Harrison. She is also survived by one brother, Steve Reinke.

Memorial visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville. A private family memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation, with the Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory can be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Please visit the family's online memorial and guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.

National Art Honor Society & Music Club

Austin Area School 
National Art Honor Society & Music Club is in need of crystal glazes for
painting bowls for the 2nd Annual Soup & Bowl Dinner which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th
at the Austin Area School. I've posted our project online & we are looking for donations to cover the costs of the glazes. Here's the link if you would like to donate!
http://www.dickblick.com/ara/lists/2961/home

Last years event was a great success with many beautiful bowls created by the students and
a delicious variety of soups offered at the Dinner. Please show your support !

Head Start Applications Available


Potter / McKean Business and Entrepreneurship Resource Fairs

Potter / McKean Business and Entrepreneurship Resource Fairs

Are you interested in starting your own business? Do you need help writing a business plan? Do you need access to capital to finance your business? What employment programs are available? How can you become a government contractor? How can you connect your business to foreign markets? How can you improve efficiency in production? We’re bringing help to you.

These questions and many more can be answered during the McKean / Potter Business and Entrepreneurship Resource Fairs. Over 20 local, regional, and state agencies have been invited to this event so that you can make connections that will help your business succeed. Admission is free and numerous free workshops will also be held throughout the day.

Companies from both Potter and McKean County are invited to attend either the Potter and/or McKean county resource fair. The Potter County Resource Fair will be held March 20, 2013 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Gunzburger Building, 1 North Main Street, Coudersport, Pa. and the McKean County Resource Fair will be held on September 18, 2013 from 3 – 6 p.m., location to be announced.

For more information please call (814)-545-1333 or email Candi Hand at candih@pottercountyedcouncil.org .

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatcher For A Cardiac Emergency

At 10:06 AM on Friday Coudersport ambulance and Medic 6 were dispatched to 244 North for a cardiac emergency.

Grell, Sabatina Launch Bipartisan Impeachment Investigation of Justice Orie Melvin

Grell, Sabatina Launch Bipartisan Impeachment Investigation of Justice Orie Melvin

HARRISBURG – Rep. Glen Grell (R-Cumberland) and Rep. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) announced today the introduction of a resolution authorizing a bipartisan impeachment investigation of Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin.

“We take no pleasure in considering the impeachment of a Supreme Court justice,” said Grell. “This entire situation is unfortunate for everyone involved: Justice Orie Melvin, her family and the citizens of the Commonwealth. But our constitutional duty to uphold the integrity of our courts and to preserve the public’s confidence in our system of justice remains.”

Sabatina, a former assistant district attorney in Philadelphia, added, “It is important that due process be allowed to work regarding the justice’s right to appeal her conviction; however, the House of Representatives has a duty of oversight regarding the conduct of the Supreme Court.”

On Feb. 21, Orie Melvin was found guilty of several criminal counts, including thefts of services, conspiracy and the misappropriation of state property. She remains suspended without pay by the Court of Judicial Discipline. If the court finds that Orie Melvin has violated the rules of professional conduct or the Constitution, or has brought disrepute to the judicial system, she could be removed from the bench and banned from serving ever again.

“Our resolution does not circumvent the judicial process already under way because we believe Justice Orie Melvin is entitled to full due process,” said Grell. “Instead, it puts a framework into place in case those proceedings break down or are delayed. It would permit the legislature to impeach Justice Orie Melvin if the evidence and circumstances warrant it.”

“It is the responsibility of the legislature to impeach a justice who has been convicted of a crime,” said Sabatina. “Pennsylvania has been without a full Supreme Court for long enough, and the process must move forward so that trust can be re-established in our system.”

Grell and Sabatina noted that the process authorized by their resolution is the same one put into place during the investigation of Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen in 1993.

Route 15 SB Lane Closure at Lewisburg Truck Crash Scene

Route 15 SB lane at Lewisburg has Reopened

Motorists traveling Route 15 southbound in Lewisburg (Union County) are advised to be alert for a lane closure between William Penn Drive and the entrance to Bucknell University at this time.

A hazmat team in on the scene to clean up a hydraulic fluid spill caused during a truck crash earlier today.

Emergency responders anticipate the lane closure will be lifted by late morning today.

2 Vehicle Crash At Fishing Creek & Route 6 In Roulette

 2 Vehicle Crash
At 8:30 AM on Friday, Roulette Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to RT. 6 & Fishing Creek Road for a 2 vehicle crash with one injury reported.
Coudersport Rescue and Ambulance requested mutual aid to scene.
9:15 AM--COMMAND TERMINATED-ROADWAY OPEN--ALL UNITS RETURNING

Easter Egg Hunt Sunday At Alliance Church In Coudersport

Easter Egg Hunt At Alliance Church Sunday

All Children ages 1 through 6th grade are invited to a community wide Easter Candy Hunt at Alliance Church in Coudersport (Rubbertown) on Sunday, March 17th at 1 pm. 

There will be a brief presentation with the Congo Man (missionary to the Congo) as well as lots of prizes and candy! 

Rain or shine! Bring your own bag or basket!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dickinson Center, Inc. Seeking Part Time Registered Nurse Based In Coudersport, PA

Triathalon Tournament At Mosh's Tavern In Coudersport Saturday

Data Entry Clerk Positions Available Immediately At Empereon Marketing In Coudersport, PA

Openings For Physical Therapist, Assistant, PA or CRNP at Charles Cole Hospital In Coudersport, PA

Accepting Applications For Nurse Aide Training Class

Part Time R.N. Opening At Lake View Senior Care In Smethport, PA

Think About It

Jesus Loves You

Jesus loves you is a great thought but how often do we see it tangibly played out? We can know it in our heads, but practically speaking, do we really believe it?

I try to live each day with the awareness that Jesus does love me and that he has promised to give me wisdom and guidance through his Holy Spirit. Such was the case the other day when my wife and I were traveling. We had stopped for gas and after getting back on the Interstate with my truck pulling a 30’ fifth wheel camper, I noticed that the battery gauge seemed to indicate that it was discharging. Now I can tell you that my first thought was that I didn’t want to breakdown on the Interstate pulling a fifth wheel, but where do I go? What exit should I take considering that most of the gas stations are not repair shops? After all, breaking down with the truck is one thing, breaking down with the truck and fifth wheel is a completely different matter. So as we drove, we prayed, Jesus show us which exit to take. As we exited the Interstate, we looked for a repair shop but couldn’t see anything. Suddenly I noticed a sign on a side hill, “Jesus Loves You”, and at the bottom of that hill was an auto parts store. Halleluiah, since I probably could fix the problem myself, this was just what I needed.

It turned out that this was the only auto parts store for miles and they had everything I needed. The problem? Turned out to be the battery cable going to the starter had grounded out against the frame. The only thing I needed, which I didn’t have, was a jack and jack stand so that I could get under the truck. Two hours later we were back on the road and on to our destination.

Here’s the point. I believe that God will direct our steps if we ask and believe. That means a walk of faith. Is it easy? No, not always as I have found that God works according to his timetable and not ours. That means it will always be at the right time but we must be patient and wait for it. For most of us, we don’t want to wait, so we try to do things our way. Although our way may get results, it is never as good as his and may only mean we’ll have to go around the mountain again. Think about it.

http://thinkboutit.blogspot.com 
thinkaboutittwo@yahoo.com

Pancake Breakfasts Saturday & Sunday At Brydonson Farm Near Coudersport


Brydonson farm will be having
 Pancake Breakfasts This Weekend 

All you can eat pancakes for a $5.00 donation.
We will be serving Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th, 8am to 2pm, 

and again on  Maple Weekend the 23rd and 24th. 

Also the Pa Woodmobile will be here on the 23rd and 24th. 

Stop by have pancakes, see how maple syrup is made and check out our store. 


Please share this post with all your Facebook friends....thanx in advance and hope to see you there.

PA Supreme Court overturns law allowing abolition of county jury commissioner posts

PA Supreme Court overturns law allowing abolition of county jury commissioner posts

By Matt Miller | mmiller@pennlive.com
pennlive.com 

A two-year-old state law that has allowed several Pennsylvania counties, including Cumberland and Lebanon counties, to eliminate their controversial jury commissioner posts was overturned Thursday by the state Supreme Court. Read more...

Police Investigating Disturbance

State Police were called to a disturbance on Thursday morning at 46 River Street in Roulette.

Investigation determined that a 24 year old male, whom police did not identify, was under the influence of controlled substances. The man was taken into custody and transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital for treatment and evaluation.

Trooper Wooster said charges are pending further investigation of the incident.

Roulette Ambulance was alerted and staged away from the scene until troopers arrived. The dispatch reported a man suspected to be on drugs was on the roof of a house. The ambulance was not needed as police handled the transport to the hospital.

Mt. Jewett Couple Jailed For Allegedly Endangering Children Over 6 Year Period

A Mount Jewett couple were arrested by State Police on Thursday on one count each of felony Endangering The Welfare of Children for a period of 1-1-2007 thru 2-11-2013.

Mark A. Hooper, 42, and Susan A. Hooper, 40, of 21 Anderson Street, Mt. Jewett, PA, were arraigned before District Judge Engman who set bail at $25,000. straight for each. They were unable to post bail and were remanded to the McKean County Jail.

Trooper Mary Gausman said the investigation involving a known juvenile victim is continuing.

Thompson Agriculture Subcommittee Examines National Forest System Management and Its Impact on Rural Economies

Thompson Agriculture Subcommittee Examines National Forest
System Management and Its Impact on Rural Economies
U.S. Forest Service Chief & Ken Kane of McKean County Among Witnesses
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to examine how the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is managing the National Forest System (NFS) and how this management affects rural communities. USFS Chief Tom Tidwell and Ken Kane, McKean County, Pa., President of Generations Forestry, were among the witnesses testifying.
“Our National Forest system is currently threatened by land mismanagement, invasive species outbreaks, endless litigation preventing productive land use, including expanded timber harvests and natural resource development, and a host of other problems that result in fewer jobs, more fire-prone forests, and communities struggling to make ends meet,” stated Rep. Thompson. “Today, the subcommittee brought together forestry stakeholders to identify obstacles to a stronger National Forest management system and ways to expand rural job creation through healthier and more productive forests.”
National Forest timber harvests have been in decline in recent years. The all-time high was 12.7 billion board feet in 1987, but dipped to its lowest level at 1.7 in 2002. This drop not only has a negative effect on forest management, but also results in tens of millions of dollars in lost sales at the detriment of local communities and the U.S. Treasury.
USFS Chief Tom Tidwell fielded questions from subcommittee members on efforts by the USFS to increase multiple-use practices, including timber harvests, and also discussed a recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) highlighting the agency’s goal to increase annual timber harvests. (Click here to view Chief Tidwell’s written testimony)
“The economic impact of the lower harvest has led to a decline in the local hardwood lumber industry,” stated Ken Kane. “Since 1995 the hardwood industry in the Allegheny National Forest region has declined over fifty percent. In order to maintain a healthy relationship between rural communities and National Forests, the National Forests should be managed using sustainable methods. This will assure the long term health of the National Forest, rural communities, the forest products industry and the adjacent private lands.”
“This process is about where we are today and where we need to be in order to have healthy forests and growing forest communities,” Rep. Thompson added. “I want to thank our witnesses for their testimony, including Mr. Ken Kane from Pennsylvania and Forest Chief Tom Tidwell. I look forward to working with the U.S. Forest Service and all local stakeholders as this subcommittee prescribes future policy reforms to improve forest management and expand multiple-use land practices.”
The full list of witnesses, including prepared testimony, can be accessed by clicking here.