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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Fox Township Responding To Shed Fire With Exposure

STRUCTURE FIRE-SHED WITH EXPOSURE
Address: 122 KYLERS CORNER RD
City: FOX
Cross Streets: TOBY RD * SAWMILL RUN RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD
5/25/2013 11:12:25 PM


UPDATE:
About 550 small pheasants perished in a weekend fire in Elk County.


State police at Ridgway said the birds were being raised in a shed for a youth hunting program. The shed and a garage on Kyler Corners Road in Fox Township were destroyed in the Saturday night fire, police said.

Northern Potter First Graders "Hit The Town"


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The first grade classes from Northern Potter came to Ulysses to visit area establishments. Along their journey that stopped at the Ulysses Post Office, the Library, the Corner Café, First Citizens Community Bank, All For You Flower Shop, the Doctors Office and the Tri-town Fire & Ambulance Hall. They then had a picnic lunch up at the baseball field. Teachers - Mrs. Theresa Graves and Mrs. Nicole Daniels. Helpers-Shelly Taylor and Lori Risser. Tri-Town helpers- Chief Mike Hager, Roy Hunt, John Taylor, Harold Barber, Krystle Newhard, Pam Bodo and Gary Erway. Thanks to Robin Freeman for sharing her photos and information.

Ohio Men Injured When Motorcycles Collide On Route 59


LAST CHANCE !!!

LAST CHANCE !!!

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced that a public meeting will be held on Marcellus Shale issues in the Loyalsock State Forest, Lycoming County, at Lycoming College in Williamsport.
Monday, June 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Wendle Hall, Lycoming College

Secretary Richard Allan announced that "DCNR is responding to requests that the public be given the chance to provide the department with information and comments on possible gas development in the Loyalsock, in an area where we do not own the subsurface rights."


Per the announcement, the meeting will begin with a short power-point presentation, followed by a question and answer session with Secretary Allan and Proctor and State Forester Dan Devlin. Following the question and answer session, participants will be offered the opportunity to make comments with a five-minute time limit. If unable to attend the meeting, members of the public can submit written comments by email to loyalsock@pa.gov


Be sure to express your thoughts either by attending or through email, because the announcement included a sense of finality with this language: "This meeting is the completion of a series of interactions with the public regarding this complicated and long-standing issue, including a local stakeholder meeting and a public web-based information session."

Make it count! Be there to Keep it Wild!

Join Penn-York Camp for a FREE EVENT

Join Penn-York Camp for a FREE EVENT Sunday, JUNE 2nd 2:00-6:00

Come enjoy an afternoon of fun at Penn-York Camp's Open House where you can:

Swim, ride the zip line, use the archery range, play in the Gym, zoom down the 200' water slide and go boating and fish on the pond. Hotdogs, chips and drinks will be provided by camp. This is a great way to get to know Penn-York Camp and see what is available for this years summer camp. 

Contact us at 814-848-9811 or visit our website at www.pennyork.com

Juvenile Injured In ATV Crash On Route 321 North of Kane


Big Foot Licenses Are Out For Sale

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5/25/2013 6:48 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 15 NORTH BOUND COVINGTON TWP

5/25/20136:48 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 15 NORTH BOUND COVINGTON TWP

Structure Fire In Town of West Almond

Structure Fire In Town of West Almond
At 6:46 PM on Saturday, Firefighters in the Angelica area are responding to a structure fire at 7176 Miller  Road, in the Town of West Almond ,at the intersection of County Road  2 A and Miller road, where a shed fire is spreading to a nearby cabin. Angelica, Birdsall, and Belfast have been dispatched.

Wellsboro EMS Dispatched To 4 Wheeler Crash

Wellsboro EMS Dispatched To 4 Wheeler Crash
At 6:36 PM--EMS from Wellsboro is responding to a 4 wheeler rollover accident involving an 11 year old child in Delmar Township. Caller reports a possible broken arm.
6:45 PM--Medic 1 is on scene, reporting 2 patients with BLS injuries.
UPDATE:

5-25-13 WFD dispatched with medic 1 and Guthrie Air to an ATV accident on the Airport road. Chief 1, Chief 1-10, Squad 1-18, Rescue 1-8 responded. Chief 1 on scene reports two injuries. Medic 1 stands down Guthrie Air. Squad 1-18's crew packaged patients an assisted with transfer to ambulance. 1 ALS and 1 BLS patient. Command was terminated and all units returned in quarters available.

College Student Reported Missing On Trip Home Was Found Alive


Video--A Hailstorm Near Bolivar


xHailstones Near Bolivar on May 23/Report trees down just up the road

May 23 2013

Eugene Robak Eugene Robak

EMS To Injured Fisherman At Campground

EMS To Injured Fisherman At Campground
At 4:47 PM on Saturday, An ambulance & Medic 1 have been dispatched to the Gaines Campground where a 70 year old male who was fishing, fell when ground gave way, and injured him. A helicopter has been put on standby.

AMBER ALERT UPDATE: MISSING TEEN HAS BEEN FOUND

AMBER ALERT UPDATE: MISSING TEEN HAS BEEN FOUND
 
POTTSVILLE – A missing 17-year-old has been located.

The Pennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Alert for Kassidy Bowers, who was abducted Saturday morning, after a house fire and assault in Schuylkill County.

Steven Campion Jr. , her alleged abductor, is reported in custody.

Roulette Ambulance To Lanninger Creek Road

At 4:11 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been called to Lanninger Creek Road for a medical emergency.

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle At Walmart In Bradford

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle At Walmart In Bradford
At 4:03 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. and  Bradford City Ambulance have been called to Walmart in Foster Brook for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in front of the lawn and garden dept.

State Police Investigating Forgery


2 Motorcycle Accident On Rt.321 North/Rt. 59

2 Motorcycle Accident
At 3:55 PM on Saturday, Lafayette & Corydon Fire Depts. with Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to the intersection o f Rt. 321 and /Rt. 59 for a 2 motorcycle accident.

Little Fox Getting Ready For Some Lunch

Photo shared by Rachel G Baker

Memorial Day Dinner At Ulysses Free Methodist Church Hall


Mildred C. Toby, 83, of Coudersport, PA

Mildred C. Toby, 83, of Coudersport, PA died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Long Term Care Unit.

Mildred was born November 28, 1928 in Atlanta, GA. and had recently resided in Coudersport. She was a member of the New Jerusalem Holiness Church, NY, NY.

She is survived by her daughters , Beverly C. Prince, MD and her husband Leslie I. Rolfe of Coudersport, PA, and Alicia Heath-Toby and her wife Saundra A. Toby-Heath, of Newark, NJ grandchildren Michael Kiuri Prince, Gabrielle Tova Prince, MD, A. Shimone Davis, and great-grand-daughter Kyrra Mone’ Evans. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being held by the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home Ltd., a lifecelebration home. To share your fondest memories of Mildred visit www.lifecelebration.com

5/25/2013 2:18 PM FIRE / VEHICLE SR 155 KEATING SUMMIT

5/25/20132:18 PMFIRE / VEHICLE SR 155 KEATING
Fully engulfed vehicle fire on Rt. 155 near the summit.
2:50 PM--FIRE REPORTED OUT

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Do You Have Items That Are "Homegrown, Handmade, Handsome or Handy"??

"Homegrown, Handmade, Handsome or Handy"

 If you have items that are "Homegrown, Handmade, Handsome or Handy" come sell your wares at the annual herb fair on August 3rd at Frosty Hollow Bed and Breakfast. 1077 Cherry Springs Rd (Rte 44), 2 miles south of Rte 6. 

We welcome vendors to participate in a day filled with flower and herb gardens among friendly, helpful people. High traffic flow on Rte 44 for the annual Woodsmans Show, as well as a low vendors' fee of $15.00/space, free parking and free admission helps add to your bottom line.

Please email us at frostyhollow1077@gmail.com or janine@janine@pottercountyedcouncil.org with any questions or to sign up. You may also call 814-274-7419.

5/25/2013 1:35 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 565 CANADA RD COVINGTON TWP


5/25/20131:35 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 565 CANADA RD COVINGTON TWP
Blossburg & Mansfield Dispatched To MVA with vehicle into a pole
On scene report no injuries. MANSFIELD RECALLED

ATV Accident On Rt. 321

ATV Accident On Rt. 321
At 1:37 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to an ATV accident on Rt. 321, 5 miles north of Kane.
1:48 PM--AMBULANCE RECALLED/STATION 5 RECALLED--PATIENT TO GO PRIVATE VEHICLE

EAS Child Abduction Emergency--AMBER ALERT/Man in Custody


Schuylkill County Police Activity
4:15 PM--Saturday UPDATE
We just received word that Steve Campian is in custody---Kassidy has been found!!

EAS Child Abduction Emergency
: The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Pottsville Police Department, Schuylkill County. 

On 05/25/13 at approximately 0600 hrs Cassidy Bowers, 17 years old, described as 5ft 8 inches tall, 120 lbs. with shoulder length black hair and brown eyes, was abducted from 305 Howard Avenue Pottsville, PA. 



She was abducted by Stephen Campion Jr. age 20, after Campion assaulted a third party. The direction of travel is unknown at this time.

PA Amber Laptop Zirpoli

Carbon County,Columbia County,Northumberland County,Lebanon County,Berks County,Lehigh County,Dauphin County,Schuylkill County

5/25/2013 11:38 AM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 249 MIDDLEBURY TWP

5/25/201311:38 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 249 MIDDLEBURY TWP
One Vehicle Rollover Crash

... A freeze watch remains in effect from late tonight through Sunday morning...

... A freeze watch remains in effect from late tonight through Sunday morning...

... The freeze warning for early today has been cancelled...

Your Chicken BBQ Is Ready At Austin Fire Dept.

Chicken is done...200 halfs -$8.00 dinner and $5.00 half chicken.. going fast at Austin Fire Dept.

Recent rehabilitation of Tennis & Basketball Courts has CARP looking good.

Recent rehabilitation of Tennis & Basketball Courts has CARP looking good.


A Flag Raising Tradition to Honor America’s Fallen Heroes

A Flag Raising Tradition to Honor America’s Fallen Heroes
By U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Charlie B. Rangel (D-NY)

Memorial Day is a unique and special holiday for many reasons. However, unlike others, the American flag is lowered to half-staff until noon, when it is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

Tradition holds that the half-staff flag honors our fallen, while the full-staff flag shows respect for those who continue in their stead – a symbol of national perseverance and pride in the face of great adversity.

On Memorial Day, all Americans honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  We thank and pay tribute to generations of men and women for their professionalism, dedication, solemn bravery, and for placing their lives on the line in protection of our freedoms. 

Today, America remains at war, as it has been for the past 10 Memorial Days. During that time, over 2.3 million military personnel have deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, or both. A growing number of returning service members and veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress, acute brain injuries, severe anxiety, depression, and a variety of other mental health illnesses sustained in battle.  Over the past several years, suicide rates among those returning from combat service have increased significantly. In fact, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a study in February of 2013 which estimates that approximately 24 veterans commit suicide every day. 

Due to limited data and under-reporting, the actual number or rate of veteran suicides is not known.  What we do know is that suicide rates are too high and continue to trend in the wrong direction. We also know that suicidal behavior is often associated with these psychological wounds and that when such behavior is diagnosed and treated early, we reach the best outcomes.

One major barrier for veterans seeking professional help is limited access to care, especially in the area of mental health.  For example, many of our veterans opt against seeking professional support in order to avoid the stigma that is oftentimes associated with mental health illness.  In addition to a shortage of mental health care professionals, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is prevented from offering services unless both the physician and patient are located in a federally-owned facility in the same state, which often prevents veterans from accessing the care they need, when they need it most.

For these reasons, we have introduced the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2013, or VETS Act (H.R. 2001).  This commonsense bill removes these outdated and burdensome state licensure requirements and allows credentialed VA health professionals to offer treatments, including the use of telemedicine, across state borders.

Under the VETS Act, veterans seeking treatment or services will no longer be required to travel to a VA facility. Rather, veterans will have the option of accessing services over the phone or online – without having to leave the comfort of their own homes, thereby alleviating any perceived stigma of coping with mental illness. By expanding the use of telemedicine, the VETS Act will help the VA better manage resources, reduce clinic and hospital wait times, expand treatment options, and more efficiently utilize the number of qualified health professionals able to service our veteran population.  

America faces serious challenges when it comes to meeting the health care needs of those who serve or have served, especially during a time of war. We also face escalating costs in health care, during a time of budgetary constraints. The VETS Act will allow us to effectively navigate both of these challenges.

One amazing attribute shared by the men and women who serve our nation in uniform, is not just their willingness to serve, but their commitment to the safety and protection of their fellow comrades.  On this Memorial Day, let us honor the tremendous sacrifice of our nation’s fallen heroes while flags are at half-staff, and when flags return to full-staff, let us end the sacrifices our surviving veterans endure by renewing our commitment to their physical health and mental wellbeing.

About the Authors:  U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson represents the 5th District of Pennsylvania, which encompasses sixteen counties and over 46,000 square miles in central and northwest Pennsylvania.  U.S. Representative Charlie Rangel, a decorated Korean War veteran represents the 13th Congressional District of New York, which includes areas of New York City comprising Upper Manhattan and the western Bronx. 

Willard W. Tompkins, Jr., 80, of Champlin Hill Rd, Port Allegany, PA

 Willard W. Tompkins, Jr., 80, of Champlin Hill Rd, Port Allegany, PA, died Friday (May 24, 2013) in the The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

He was born Sept. 27, 1932 in Kane, a son of Willard W. and Helen Reed Tompkins, Sr. On Oct. 16, 1971, in Coryville, PA, he married Constance E. Miles, who died Feb. 24, 2013.

Mr. Tompkins had worked at Pittsburgh Corning, Port Allegany, the former chemical plant in Port Allegany, Ethan Allen of Eldred, and ultimately was a self employed salvage dealer, owning and operating Tompkins Junkyard.

He is survived by

two daughters: Marie Mae and Penny Jean Tompkins

one son: Willard W. Tompkins, III

two sisters: Gertrude DeHaven of North Chili, NY, Betty J. Carrey of Desert Hot Springs, CA

Step Sons: Dennis Earl Green of Port Allegany, Donald Green, Jr. of Newell Creek, PA, and Danny Green of Bradford, PA

step daughters: Linda Gordon of Port Allegany, and Debbie McKee of Eldred, PA.

Several grandchildren and great grandchildren

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Erlene Roberts.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10AM to 11 AM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00 am from the funeral home, with the Rev. Glenn Hamilton, pastor Emeritus, of the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany.

Sen. Toomey Speaks On Crop Insurance

Fighting Corporate Welfare: Calling for Limits In Crop Insurance Subsidies


Sen. Toomey Speaks On Crop Insurance

ATV Crash In Chartham Township

ATV Crash In Chartham Township
At 10:08 AM on Saturday, Chatham and Middlebury are on scene of an ATV accident on Red Pine Lane in Chatham Township. Caller reports 16 year old hit pole. 

Responder on scene reports BLS injuries.

Wellsville Responding To One Vehicle Crash On Niles Hill Road

Wellsville Responding To One Vehicle Crash
At 9:56 AM on Saturday, Wellsville Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the areas of 4351 Niles  Hill Road for a one vehicle with one person reported unresponsive.
10:04 AM--SECOND AMBULANCE & ALS NEEDED AT SCENE

Port Allegany Man Life Flighted After ATV Crash


Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning
Alert:

...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING...CREATING THE DANGER OF RAPID WILDFIRE SPREAD...

.NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST FREQUENTLY BETWEEN 25 AND 35 MPH THIS
AFTERNOON...AS A RESULT OF THE LARGE PRESSURE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST...AND AN
AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER GREAT LAKES.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR THE POTENTIAL OF RAPID WILDFIRE GROWTH...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...INCLUDING THE LAUREL
HIGHLANDS...NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS...AND SUSQUEHANNA RIVER VALLEY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...25 TO 30 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...RANGING FROM THE MID AND UPPER 50S ACROSS THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTH AND WEST...TO THE LOWER AND MID
60S ELSEWHERE.

* IMPACTS...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD IF
UNCONTROLLED FIRES DEVELOP.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY QUICKLY GET OUT OF CONTROL AND BECOME DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN.

Freeze Watch issued May 25 at 7:16AM EDT until May 25 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS

EXPIRED

Freeze Watch issued May 25 at 3:34AM EDT until May 26 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS

EXPIRED

Open House Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3 BR, 1 1/2 Bath, 70 Acres, Trout Pond, Coudersport, PA

5-29 Auction--Real Estate & Contents--Alfred Station, NY

Memorial Day Observances In Area Communities

Memorial Day Observances In Area Communities


flag1Veterans’ service organizations have announced plans for this year’s Memorial Day observances in several area communities. Among the ceremonies publicly announced:

Coudersport: American Legion Post 192 will sponsor the Memorial Day parade and ceremony. Veterans are encouraged to participate in Monday’s parade, which will form on Allegany Avenue and step off at 11 am, progressing on Main Street to the courthouse square. At the square, there will be a flag-raising ceremony and traditional observances, as well as an address by Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel, a member of the National Military Service and Veterans Committee.

Galeton: A Memorial Day parade steps off from Galeton High School at 10. A service will follow at West Hill Cemetery, with presentations from the Galeton High School band and an address by former Pa. State VFW Commander Larry Wade. Events will be moved to the gymnasium in the event of rain. More information is available from Don Skutski at 435-2347.

Austin: VFW Post 7810 is hosting traditional ceremonies at the Austin Town Square at 11 am. Speaker will be military veteran and Borough Council member Bernard “Mike” Fowler. A light luncheon will follow at the firehall.

Ulysses:Line up at medical center at 10am, parade step off at 10:30 with service in Ulysses cemetery following the parade.
service at Mills cemetery at 1:30pm
service at Harrison Valley memorial at 2pm

Genesee: Unlike the other communities, Genesee will hold is Memorial Day observance on Sunday, May 26, at the Genesee Cemetery on Genesee Road at 2 pm. There will be live music, patriotic services, an American Legion firing squad rifle volley, poetry reading, a message and prayers.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

...A LATE SEASON FREEZE TONIGHT...

EXPIRED

Port Allegany Called To ATV Accident On Coleman Mills Road

Port Allegany Called To ATV Accident
At 11:04 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance have been called to Coleman Mills Road between Route 6 & the Bridge for an ATV accident.
REPORT PATIENT LYING IN ROADWAY 
COMMAND REQUESTS POLICE EXPEDITE TO SCENE 
MERCYFLIGHT DISPATCHED--ON SCENE AT LZ AT 11:36 PM

Northern Tier Camp Cadet Golf Tournament Set For June 7th

Carl Harold Roberts, 88, of Coudersport, PA

Carl H. Roberts

Carl Harold Roberts, 88, of Coudersport, PA, passed away in his home on Thursday, May 23, 2013 after a short illness.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Willard W. Tompkins, Jr., 80, of Champlin Hill Rd, Port Allegany, PA

Willard W. Tompkins, Jr., 80, of Champlin Hill Rd, Port Allegany, PA, died Friday (May 24, 2013) in the The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10AM to 11 AM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00 am from the funeral home, with the Rev. Glenn Hamilton, pastor Emeritus, of the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany.

Kane Lions Club Appeals For Support For SSG Kenneth R. VanGiesen Patriot Award


DEP Issues Permit For 2nd Gas Well In Brockway's Aquifer

DEP Issues Drilling Permit to Flatirons, Requires Protection of Aquifer

Meadville –The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it is issuing a drilling permit for Flatirons Development LLC in Snyder Township, Jefferson County. The original permit expired in December 2011.

“DEP conducted a detailed and comprehensive review of the Flatirons’ application,” DEP Deputy Secretary for Oil and Gas Management Scott Perry said. “We worked with the community, the drilling company, local government officials and representatives to address their concerns.”

The new permit authorizes Flatirons to drill a well on the same pad as a previously drilled well. The Flatirons 1H gas well, which has been in production since 2011, is located in the Rattlesnake Creek watershed on property owned by the Brockway Borough Municipal Authority.

During the drilling of the Flatirons 1H gas well, pressure in the aquifer fell, causing a temporary disruption in the flow of one of the authority’s water wells. Once the driller finished setting the casing on the gas well, flow was restored to the water well within 28 hours and there was no impact to water quality.

Flatirons must follow an aquifer protection plan that will include additional protective measures during the drilling and completion of this well, including under balanced drilling technology, detailed casing and cementing, water quality sampling and monitoring and green completion flowback procedures. This permit will allow drilling to resume in the area safely and responsibly.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 814-332-6945.

GAME COMMISSION INVESTIGATES SECOND BALD EAGLE DEATH

GAME COMMISSION INVESTIGATES SECOND BALD EAGLE DEATH

Meanwhile, reward offered in first case tops $7,000.

Eagle photo by Mike Healy


HARRISBURG – A bald eagle found dead earlier this month in northwestern Pennsylvania is believed to have died from a bullet wound, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Thursday.

The investigation into the death of a mature eagle found dead May 5 in Clay Township, Butler County, is the second the Game Commission has announced this week.

The commission also is investigating the illegal shooting of a mature bald eagle in Allegheny Township, Cambria County. That bird was discovered injured by a concerned citizen May 10, and rushed for medical treatment, but later died of its wounds.

The Cambria County case, announced Monday, has drawn attention nationwide. And in Pennsylvania, individuals and groups have combined to offer more than $7,000 in reward money for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the eagle’s death.

Additionally, the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Inc. has set up a fund whereby individuals can pledge money toward a reward for information leading to a conviction in the case.

Tips leading to convictions in the Butler County case also may be eligible for monetary reward.

Anyone with information on either case is urged to call the Game Commission. The Game Commission’s TIP Hotline number is 1-888-PGC-8001. Additionally, callers can contact their appropriate regional office to report information.

The eagle found dead in Butler County was discovered in a stream by citizens in the area. Examination of the carcass revealed evidence the bird had been shot.

“We need the public’s help,” said Wildlife Conservation Officer Chip Brunst, who is helping to conduct the Butler County investigation. “I have seen the bald eagle population grow throughout my career. This senseless act is disturbing to me and all citizens.”

Brunst said any information the Game Commission receives will be kept in confidence.

Anyone with information regarding the Cambria County investigation also is urged to report it.

That eagle was discovered in the vicinity of Lincoln and Sharpe roads in Allegheny Township. A necropsy of the bird indicated that it had suffered at least one gunshot wound.

Cambria County is within the Game Commission’s Southwest Region, and reports can be made to the regional office at 724-238-9523. Butler County is in the Northwest Region, which can be reached by calling 814-432-3187.

The reward offered in relation to the Cambria County case totals at least $7,250. The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Wildlife Trust have contributed $5,000, Cambria County Crime Stoppers is offering $2,000, and the Game Commission is offering $250.

The reward amount could grow, too, based on pledges by individuals.

Individuals wishing to contribute money to a reward in the Cambria County case can contact the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Inc at 717-232-3480, or by email at pfsc@pfsc.org. The organization’s mailing address is 2426 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Checks can be made payable to PFSC Legal Fund.

The Game Commission currently classifies the bald eagle as a threatened species in Pennsylvania. They were removed from the federal endangered species list by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2007, because delisting goals had been achieved.

Galeton Rotary News

Galeton Rotary News

 By Henry Lush
 
The Galeton Rotary Club met Thursday May 23 at the Ox Yoke Inn with Vice President Doug Reeves presiding. Special guests were Mary Johnson, district secretary for district 7360 and Beth Goodrow assistant district governor for our district. Secretary Mary explained the new on line program the district has set up for communicating with the Rotary Clubs in district 7360.  This program will help keep the membership better informed and will make the secretaries job more efficient and easier.
 
Assistant District Governor, Pete Folk, Galeton club member reported that the Rotary planter benches around the Berger Lake and in the Collins Park have all been re stained by community service helpers. Pete and Jean Folk will plant the planters for the summer season. Pete and Jean have done this faithfully for many years and adds to the beauty of the community. They even keep them watered when the summer is dry.  This project is no easy task.
 
A letter was received from a family in Wellsboro saying how beautiful Galeton is with the lake, park and then with the Christmas Star shining over the town at Christmas and the cross during the Lenten Season.  Rotary appreciates hearing that the star and cross and the beauty of the town is observed and appreciated.

PITT-BRADFORD PLANS CLASSES ON OSHA SAFETY REGULATIONS

PITT-BRADFORD PLANS CLASSES ON OSHA SAFETY REGULATIONS

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold two mini-safety seminars this summer to help businesses comply with the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Sponsored by the university’s Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development, these short courses are designed for supervisors and safety directors to enhance their ability to keep their employees safe and in compliance with OSHA regulations.

Classes are designed and provided through an alliance with the OSHA Erie Office. Both will be held in Room 200 of the Seneca Building, 2 Main St., Bradford.

The first session, Nursing Home and Residential Care Facilities National Emphasis Program, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 4. This class will cover inspection procedures, training components and resident-handling issues.

The second session, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 27, will cover safety subjects and information on the Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemicals. The safety portion will cover fall prevention and heat stress, and handout material will be provided. The portion on chemical labeling will go over communication standards, implementation timeframes and compliance issues.

Each session costs $32. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at (814)362-5078 or contined@pitt.edu.

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

Male Chocolate Lab Found

While walking our dog my dad found a male chocolate lab about 2 years old on Post Hollow Rd. in Shinglehouse, PA. The poor guy doesn't have a collar or any tags. 

We can be reached at 697-6578, ask for Doug Taylor. 

Thank you so much.

Pipe Work on Route 4008 in Potter County set for June 6 and 7

Pipe Work on Route 4008 in Potter County set for June 6 and 7
Detour will be in place

Coudersport – Work to replace some pipes in Potter County will require a closure on State Route 4008 (Branch Road) June 6 and 7. The road will be closed at the intersection of Peet Brooke Road and West Branch Road, in front of the old Judd Schoolhouse. Work hours each day will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This two-day closure in Allegany Township will feature an official PennDOT detour.
Drivers will use Route 4011 (Peet Brook Road), Route 49, and Route 4009 (Baker Creek Road) to get around the work zone. Local drivers familiar with area roads may choose to use alternate routes.

The work will be performed by PennDOT Potter County Maintenance, with the detour lifted overnight, once work is complete on June 6. The road will be fully opened on June 7, as soon as possible – once the pipe work is finished. All work is weather dependent.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow detour signs, and always buckle up.

Osceola Farmer Electrocuted At Steuben County Farm

Dean Farnsworth, 75, of Osceola, Dies at Woodhull Farm

May 24, 2013
Canisteo Valley News
WOODHULL, NY - The Steuben County Sheriff's Office reports the electrocution of Dean Farnsworth, 75, of Osceola, Pennsylvania, who was helping out at a Woodhull farm.

Officials say that an overhead tension line touched the box of a dump truck, and that Farnsworth touched the dump truck, causing electricity to enter his body.  Read more...


Roulette Dispatched For Lift Assist

At 4:11 PM on Friday, Roulette has been dispatched to Hester Avenue for a lift assist.

Community Foundation for Twin Tiers continues to grow

Community Foundation for Twin Tiers continues to grow


On Dec. 2, 53-year-old Darlene Sitler was fatally shot by her ex-husband, Gregory Eldred, while she played the organ in a church in Coudersport, Potter County.

An Associated Press story carried the news around the world, and within days, four adults who had had Sitler as their music teacher in the Northern Potter School District decided to set up a fund to honor her, which would provide college scholarships to students from the school district.

Sitler was an enthusiastic teacher, with a ready sense of humor, who would always end her elementary school chorus and band rehearsals by telling her students that it had been "an excellent rehearsal" even if there had been plenty of sour notes and off-key singing, because she felt the students had been learning, one of the four former students, April Blake, said at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers, which was held Thursday in Towanda.

Unfortunately, Blake and the other three other former students had no idea how to set up and manage a scholarship fund that would accept tax-deductible donations.

Luckily, though, the four found out about the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT), and it was through the CFTT that they set up the scholarship fund, Blake said.

The CFTT handles all of the administrative tasks associated with the fund, so Sitler's former students are able to focus their efforts on fundraising for the scholarship fund, Blake said.

And because the CFTT is a 501(c)(3) organization, the public's donations to the fund are tax deductible, Blake said. The administrative fees charged by the CFTT for managing the fund and for the other administrative duties related to the fund "are a bargain," said Blake, who later joined the CFTT's advisory committee for Potter County.

The Darlene J. Sitler Memorial Scholarship Fund is the newest of the 48 funds managed by the CFTT, said Angela Klopf, chief executive officer of the CFTT.

Last year, the CFTT gave out over $65,000 in grants to various agencies in the five counties served by the CFTT, which are Bradford, Sullivan, Tioga, and Potter counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County, N.Y., Klopf said.

In 2012, the CFTT had an 11 percent financial return, or earnings, on the funds that it manages, she said.

Eleven percent is a "good return," said Leo Parchesky, a member of the CFTT's Finance and Investment Committee.

The financial return on the funds "has not been that good every year, but most of the years, we make a good return on our investments," Parchesky said.

The financial return on the funds managed by the CFTT was 11.8 percent in 2004; 7.1 percent in 2005; 16.5 percent in 2006; 9.1 percent in 2007; -8.3 percent in 2008; 8.7 percent in 2009; 10.6 percent in 2010; and 3.5 percent in 2011, according to organization's 2012 annual report.

The high returns grow the funds "so we can put more money back into the community," Klopf said in an interview.

"We have some really strong, financially-minded people on our Finance and Investment Committee" who make decisions on how the money is invested, Klopf said.

At the end of 2012, the CFTT had $2.17 million in assets, according to its annual report.

Among the 48 funds are five discretionary funds, one for each of the five counties served by the CFTT. The CFTT advisory committee for a particular county decides how the funds from the county's discretionary fund are to be distributed, said Derek Gowan, the CFTT's financial director.

The advisory committee for Sullivan County, for example, decided to distribute this year's earnings from the Sullivan County Discretionary Fund to the Sullivan County Food Pantry, which serves an average of 332 families a month, said Anastasia McMahon-Farrell, chairperson of the Sullivan County advisory committee.

During the past year, Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative gave the CFTT $10,000 to spend on public libraries in Potter and Tioga counties and western Bradford County, said Lowell Coolidge, a member of the CFTT's board of directors.

Coolidge praised the former CEO and founder of the CFTT, Marilyn Bok, saying that most people don't know about the unusually long hours she had worked at the organization during the first eight to nine years of its existence, all without being paid.

"If not for her, I don't think we would have had (the CFTT)," which was founded 10 years ago, Coolidge said.

Bok received a standing ovation from the 32 people at the annual meeting.

The CFTT relies heavily on volunteers, Klopf said. The members of the CFTT's board of directors and of all of its other committees, including the Finance & Investment Committee and the county advisory committees, are all volunteers, Klopf said.

Donations to all of the CFTT's 48 funds are tax deductible, Klopf said after the meeting. Setting up a fund through the CFTT is also tax deductible, she said.

One of the ways to donate to the CFTT's funds is through the CFTT's website, www.twintierscf.org. At the website, the public can select which of the 48 funds to donate to, she said.

James Loewenstein can be reached at (570) 265-1633; or email: jloewenstein@thedailyreview.com.

Thanks to the Daily Review and James Loewenstein for allowing us to repost their story.

Man Accused Of Attempting To Lure Young Girl To His Car

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Port Allegany Responding To Possible Structure Fire

Port Allegany Responding To Possible Structure Fire
At 3:16 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 48 South Main Street for a possible structure fire.
3:26 PM--FIRE REPORTED UNDER CONTROL

Letter To The Editor......

Opinion 
 
At times it appears that when no effort we put forth is sufficient to cease the advancement of agendas against our traditional America not least of which is our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Government encroaches even further into our daily lives for the purpose of dictating what we are permitted to think, do, and enjoy.

Some of us if not most are frustrated, discouraged, and despondent when we put forth great efforts only to see them fall far short of their goal.

Each victory we see is forced through suffering of dark days and starless nights even the fact that we have fought armed only with determination and the knowledge that we were / are right. This stands true from beginning (Book of Genesis ) to this very moment in time.

As I have written prior in my First Amendment Rights , scandals are starting to show. We have become weak and spoiled due the promise of immediate gratification. The current administration is stacking the political agendas against us . Only if We The People stand up and realize victory can be ours ,if we refuse to give up, their reign will fall. Their secret czar veil will be broken.

We have been told statements from all Departments Of The Government that have proven to be false. The good Book says the truth will set you free. They need to man up and take responsibility for their actions in which some false statements resulted in the lost of American lives if the truth were known.

Some asked for Hope and Change, well you got and I hope you like it.

Daniel J. Causer Sr.
903 Barden Brook
Eldred , Pa. 16731
814-225-3681

... Freeze warning in effect from 2 am to 9 am EDT Saturday...

... Freeze warning in effect from 2 am to 9 am EDT Saturday...

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a freeze
warning... which is in effect from 2 am to 9 am EDT Saturday.

* Temperatures... between 29 and 32 degrees for an early morning
low.

* Impacts... sensitive plants may be damaged or killed.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Those with agricultural or gardening interests are advised to
protect sensitive crops and vegetation. Potted plants normally
left outside should be covered or moved indoors. For the latest
weather information... go to weather.Gov/ctp or stay tuned to NOAA
Weather Radio.

The family of "Cap Drake" would like to thank everyone

The family of "Cap Drake" would like to thank everyone that called to chat, stopped by to talk, brought food to the house, or came up to the legion for the "Celebration of Cap's Life. It meant so much to talk to Hi everyone and to hear their "Cap stories."

There are a few people that we need to send a special thank you to:

Kevin, Patti Dusenbury and Kevin Jr. They helped us during the terrible days after our loss, we could never thank them enough for their help, support and everything that they did for our family during this time. 

We also want to thank everyone at the American Legion that helped with the Celebration of Cap's Life. We want to thank each and every one that helped. The food and everything that you did was wonderful.

Missing 11 Year Old Autistic Male Located As Search Begins In St. Marys

MISSING PERSON
Address: 422 MAURUS ST
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: CHARLES ST * CHURCH ST

Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD
5/24/2013 1:55:43 PM

2:00 PM--CANCELLED--INDIVIDUAL LOCATED

Farmers Market Returns To County Seat Today

Farmers Market Returns To County Seat Today

queletsingsPotter County Farmers Market will return this year, setting up on Friday afternoons starting May 24 along Rt. 6 in Coudersport, directly across from the county jail. A special attraction is scheduled for the opening of the market this Friday. Nationally renowned folk singer Steve Quelet, who moved to Potter County several years ago, will lead an acoustic music show on the market grounds. Admission is free.

Potter County Farmers Market will be held from 1-5 pm Fridays through early October. Some Saturday sales are planned during festival or promotional weekends in Coudersport. About a dozen vendors participated in the Farmers Market during the 2012 growing season offering locally-grown organic and naturally-grown vegetables, fruits, eggs, baked goods, plants, trees, eggs and craft items. The new location will allow easier access for customers, less traffic noise and congestion, and a more convenient area for loading and unloading, the organizers said.

The market is operated by a group of local farmers as an outlet to sell local products. While consumer interest in local foods has increased in recent years, many are still not aware of the availability of naturally grown and organic produce in the area. Additional participants are welcome. Vendors must be farmers (the term “farmer” means actively engaged in the production of fruits, honey, maple syrup, vegetables, eggs, plants, crops, trees, fiber or livestock, poultry and fish) and/or must be engaged in producing products such as baked goods, prepared foods, jams/jellies/candies or craft items in their homes or businesses. 

Any interested farmer is encouraged to call 814-274-8004 for additional information and an application.

Kane Medic Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 6

Kane Medic Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 6
At 1:39 PM on Friday, Medic 5 from Kane has been dispatched to assist Sheffield at a motor vehicle accident near Sheffield at the McKean-Warren County line.
AT LEAST ONE PATIENT TRANSPORTED TO WARREN GENERAL
2:15 PM--STAT HELICOPTER REQUESTED TO LZ AT CLARENDON SCHOOL

PennDOT Urges All Vehicle Operators to Share the Road

PennDOT Urges All Vehicle Operators to Share the Road
Safety Reminders Shared in Recognition of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Harrisburg – With temperatures rising and more motorcycles traveling on Pennsylvania roadways, PennDOT is urging motorists to share the road and watch out for motorcycles throughout the riding season.

“I urge all motorists to use common sense, obey the law and keep their attention solely on the task of driving,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “Our message to all drivers and motorcyclists is to share in the responsibility of keeping all road users safe, and do your part by safely sharing the road.”

To help avoid crashes with motorcycles, drivers should treat motorcycles as full-size vehicles with the same privileges as motorists. Motorcycles should be allowed a full-lane width – never try to share a lane – and provided with extra space since motorcycles can stop faster than automobiles. Motorists should also signal their intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic, and be especially watchful for approaching motorcycles.

Motorists are cautioned that because of motorcycles’ size, they can be hidden by larger vehicles or be difficult to see. Drivers should also remember that road and weather conditions that are typically minor annoyances to motorists can pose major hazards to motorcyclists.

Motorcyclists should wear appropriate, brightly colored protective gear, using stickers or reflective tape to increase visibility; use turn signals combined with hand signals for every turn or lane change; and position themselves in the lane where they will be most visible to other drivers and never ride while impaired.

PennDOT data shows that nearly 4,000 crashes involving motorcycles occurred on Pennsylvania roadways in 2012, resulting in 210 motorcyclist fatalities. 

The number of registered motorcycles in Pennsylvania increased in 2012 by more than 5,500, while the number of licensed motorcyclists increased by more than 8,000.

Additional safety tips for motorists sharing the road with motorcycles are available on PennDOT’s website, www.DriveSafePA.org, under the Traffic Safety Information Center. Motorcyclists can find information on safety and training by visiting PennDOT’s interactive motorcycle website, www.LiveFreeRideAlive.com.

Evan Abplanalp Graduates From Penn State

Evan Abplanalp
Evan Abplanalp graduated from Penn State University on Saturday, May 4th with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. 

 He is a 2009 graduate of the Coudersport Area High School and the son of former Johnsonburg residents John and Lori Halquist Abplanalp. Evan will continue his education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Gannon University this fall.

Attending his graduation in addition to his parents were his brother and sister-in-law, Logan and Becky Abplanalp along with his maternal grandfather Henry Halquist, his Uncle and Aunt - Stan and Gail Barnett, as well as his cousins Cory and Derek Barnett and their wives Georgann and Erin.

Evan is the grandson of Johnsonburg residents Henry (the late Marilyn Halquist) and LauraBelle Jacobs Halquist and as well as Peggy and the late Lester Abplanalp

3 Kane Residents Died As Result Of Rt. 66 Crash

Victims Identified In Fatal Crash
State police in identified the victims of Thursday night's triple fatality on Route 66 in Highland Township as Robert D. Higginbotham, 33, who was driving the passenger vehicle involved in the accident; and Clyde W. Nelson II, 33, and Delores L. Woodall, 36, who were passengers in his vehicle. All three were from Kane, PA.

The accident happened at about 9:15 p.m. Thursday when Higginbotham's southbound vehicle crossed the centerline and went into the northbound lane, where it collided with a tanker truck, according to state police in Ridgway.

The first vehicle rolled, ejecting Higginbotham, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Nelson and Woodall were trapped in the vehicle, police said. Woodall was pronounced dead at Kane Community Hospital.
Nelson died at the scene.

The driver of the second vehicle, a tanker truck, Larry J. Saline Jr. of Johnsonburg, was not injured.

DuBois Area Road Work May Cause Short Travel Delays Next Week

Clearfield County
DuBois Area Road Work May Cause Short Travel Delays Next Week

DuBois – Roadway improvement work is continuing in Clearfield County, with an update for the DuBois area noted below. The DuBois area work is part of a contract that began in August of 2012. When all work completes in mid-July, PennDOT will have improved the roadway surface of eight routes in Clearfield County and provided area drivers with smoother, safer travel.

Overall work has included roadway milling and resurfacing, line painting, and miscellaneous construction. 
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, no work will take place on Monday. 

During the rest of the week, DuBois area drivers can expect the following activities:

• Paving work will take place on Route 4014 (DuBois/Rockton Road) from DuBois to Rockton.

• Paving work will take place on Route 255 from the Treasure Lake gate to Sabula Lake.

Drivers will encounter daylight, alternating traffic patterns, with flaggers in the roadway. Motorists need to remain alert for sudden stops and be prepared for short travel delays. Drivers should obey posted speed limits and be cautions through all work zones.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Grannas Brothers Construction of Hollidaysburg is the contractor on this $6.5 million project.

WANTED: CLUBS TO HOST JUNIOR PHEASANT HUNTS

WANTED: CLUBS TO HOST JUNIOR PHEASANT HUNTS

Game Commission seeks partners to help expand popular program.



HARRISBURG – After more than a decade of success, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is working to expand its Junior Pheasant Hunt Program and is seeking partners to do so.

The commission is asking sportsmen’s clubs and other conservation organizations to meet an increasing demand created by the youngsters who want to participate in the program.

And this year, clubs have the opportunity to host not one, but two organized junior pheasant hunts, and have been given leeway to accept more participants at the events they host.

Those new options are among the many reasons interested clubs might want to start planning their events now.

The Game Commission has organized junior pheasant hunts since 2002 as a way to create more hunting opportunities for both prospective and current junior hunters ages 12 to 16. To participate, junior hunters must have successfully completed the basic Hunter-Trapper Education course, however, they do not need to purchase a hunting license.

Recently, the program’s popularity has swelled. In 2012, 26 events filled within a two-week period, and the Game Commission estimates at least 3,000 more young hunters would take part if given the opportunity.

The program has great potential to be an effective hunter-retention tool. Ninety percent of junior pheasant hunt participants purchased hunting licenses in the same year.

To qualify to host, clubs must open event registration to the public and the hunt must be held on lands open to public hunting; which could include State Game Lands or acreage enrolled in the Hunter Access Program. The Game Commission provides, free of charge, a limited number of pheasants to host clubs. Pheasants are provided on a first-come, first-served basis at a rate of two legal birds per participant, and the commission will do its best to accommodate all appropriate requests.

Changes to the guidelines governing junior pheasant hunts were made to help clubs that saw demand for such programs that was too great to accommodate with a single event. Previously, the Game Commission capped junior pheasant hunts at a maximum of 50 participants. Now, the clubs can decide how large an event they can handle. The addition of a second day also allows for some flexibility in meeting the demand, said Samantha Pedder, outreach coordinator for the Game Commission.

This year, clubs may host events on either Saturday, Oct. 12 or Oct. 19, or both.

Applications and more information, including a “Junior Pheasant Hunt Planning Guide,” can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission website. Applications to host junior hunts must be returned to the Pennsylvania Game Commission and received by Friday, July 26.

Junior pheasant hunts help to bolster a youth’s interest in small-game hunting, which has seen recent declines in participation. The events provide an opportunity for those youngsters who are interested in hunting, but might not try it on their own, and for those who don’t hunt because they don’t have anyone to mentor them while afield.

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe urged local clubs to take part in the effort.

“The future of hunting is directly related to the continuing participation of young Pennsylvanians,” Roe said. “The goal is to successfully compete with all the other activities and recreational opportunities that vie for a young person’s time. It’s truly a challenge for the Game Commission, as well as Pennsylvania’s nearly 1 million hunters.”

If your club or organization is interested in hosting an event this year, please contact Samantha Pedder at sapedder@pa.gov or by phone at 717-787-4250 x 3327.

Galeton students in grades 7-12 filmed, performed, and edited an anti-bullying video


Published on May 23, 2013

Galeton students in grades 7-12 filmed, performed, and edited an anti-bullying video to Sara Bareilles' song "Brave"

Coudersport Man Suffers Minor Injury When Motorcycle Hits Deer


DEP Reminds Pool Owners to Handle Waste Water Safely

DEP Reminds Pool Owners to Handle Waste Water Safely

Private and public pool owners, as well as pool management companies, should remember that chlorinated wastewater must be handled responsibly, Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said today.

“Pools will open in just a few weeks,” Abruzzo said. “Sometimes as swimming pools are cleaned and prepared for summer use, we see fish kills in local streams that could easily have been prevented.”

“Pool owners and professional pool cleaners need to dispose of old water correctly, and to neutralize wastewater containing chemicals such as chlorine and muriatic acid. Most importantly, they need to make sure the wastewater is going into the sanitary sewer, where it’s allowed—not into storm sewers.”

When chlorinated water is drained from a swimming pool into a storm sewer, it can quickly make its way to a stream or other body of water, where aquatic life can be damaged or killed.

The discharge of swimming pool water to local waterways without a permit is a violation of the Clean Streams Law. Property owners and pool companies must obtain a permit from their local municipality before disposing of any pool wastewater. This includes pool backwash water, neutralized pool cleaning wastewater and standing water.

Pool wastewater should be discharged into the local sanitary sewer system, if possible. If sanitary sewers are not available, the wastewater should be hauled off-site for disposal at an approved treatment facility or otherwise discharged according to the department’s Swimming Pool Wastewater Discharge Guidelines.

For more information, or to view the Swimming Pool Wastewater Guidelines, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: pool wastewater.

Covered Bridge Road bridge reopened to traffic in Lycoming County

Covered Bridge Road bridge reopened to traffic in Lycoming County

A PennDOT bridge maintenance crew in Lycoming County is nearing completion on a bridge deck replacement project in Jackson Township.

The rehabilitated bridge (SR 4007) carrying Covered Bridge Road over Blockhouse Creek, just east of Route 15 and about 1.5 miles northeast of Buttonwood, was opened to traffic yesterday afternoon.

The bridge crew began the project in early April; removed the old, 63’-long deck from the bridge built in 1961, and replaced it with a new deck.

Some finishing work, including guiderail installation, remains to be completed on the project.

Dog Found-

Dog Found---

Can you please announce that there was an old Tri-Color Female Beagle mix dog, red collar, the Coudersport side of 7 Bridges hill on Route 49. It has been dropped off at the Coudersport Borough Office. If you call the Borough office on Damascus Rd, they would be able to assist you. She is quite skinny.

3 Fatally Injured In Route 66 Crash Thursday Night

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2005 Peterbilt Conventional 387 Truck For Sale by Sealed Bid

 2005 Peterbilt Conventional 387 Truck 
                For Sale by Sealed Bid

FOR SALE: 2005 Peterbilt Conventional 387 Truck. 

For information contact Lora at (814) 642-2531 ext. 127. 

Sealed bid must be received by Friday May 31, 2013 at 
The First National Bank of Port Allegany, 
PO Box 99, Port Allegany, PA 16743. 

Vehicle sold “as is”. 

The Bank reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

Open House Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3 BR, 1 1/2 Bath, 70 Acres, Trout Pond, Coudersport, PA

 Open House this Saturday, Noon to 3 PM

5-29 Auction--Real Estate & Contents--Alfred Station, NY

Think About It

The Tyranny of the Urgent

In about five weeks I will be taking a 300-mile bicycle trip. My plan was that when I went to Georgia in March, I would start the training. The weather in Georgia wasn’t as conducive to riding as I would have hoped, but I did get in some good mileage and returned home in April ready to hit the road. It is now approaching the end of May and I’m up against a deadline. I’m not near where I’d like to be in the training schedule. I would have made it, but the tyranny of the urgent seems to take precedence every time.

For example, I knew the weekend would be shot as I had already planned events for both Saturday and Sunday. For sure Monday would happen, or so I thought. Plan as you may, plan as you might, Murphy’s Law will always seem to find a way to sneak in. A bent mower blade added another 2-3 hours on my mowing plans. The contractor showed up to do some work in my house, which again postponed the mowing another 5 hours. Phone calls, packing for a trip, and just taking time to eat filled the rest of my day, and I’m exhausted. Ride today? Nah, maybe tomorrow.

Through all of this I am learning things. One of the things I’m learning is the value of plans. For me, these plans are lists. When I’m faithfully doing this, the tyranny of the urgent doesn’t seem to distract me, but if I don’t make the plans, urgency always wins out.

Another reason that plans are so important is that I’m one of those people that can be working on one project and get distracted and start another. Like today, I stopped mowing to dig out a shrub that needed moved, and then went back to mowing. I stopped again and moved my truck. All of these could have waited, but I got distracted.

God says that I’m made in his image. That being the case, I should learn from his example. Everything that he has done and will do is always related to a plan. Even the life of Christ, including his death and resurrection, happened according to plan. Yes, we all could learn something if we took the time to plan. Think about it.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Commercial Fire Alarm In Bradford

Commercial Fire Alarm In Bradford
At 11:44 PM on Thursday, Bradford City and Bradford Township are responding to a commercial fire alarm at 2 Bushnell Street in the City.
RECALLED--FALSE ALARM

Amazing Video of Moore Oklahoma Tornado

Amazing Video of Moore Oklahoma Tornado
 This is a must see video--Click link below!!
http://youtu.be/0L-XExpb3pY


EMS Responding To Gunshot Wound In Northern Allegany County

Man Shot In Leg
EMS from Belfast & Amity are responding to 9114 West Hill Road in the Town of Allen where a 32 year old male has reported a gunshot to the upper leg.

Automobile Vs Water Tanker Truck Crash on Route 66 at Rt. 948 With Entrapment & Fatalities

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/ 3 FATALITIES
Address: ROUTE 66 and ROUTE 948
City: HIGHLAND
Cross Streets: ROUTES 66 948

Agency: ELK COMPANY 8 FD;
ELK COMPANY 6 FD; KANE MEDIC 5, KANE RESCUE; RIDGWAY AMBULANCE; STAT  ON STANDBY
5/23/2013 9:09:17 PM

REPORTING 2 PATIENTS, AUTOMOBILE UPSIDE DOWN IN THE DITCH WITH ENTRAPMENT; ELK COUNTY CORONER REQUESTED TO SCENE
ARRIVING EQUIPMENT ADVISED TO USE CAUTION DUE TO SPILLED DIESEL FUEL ON ROADWAY
12:20 AM--ZOOK MOTORS REQUESTED TO SCENE WITH FLATBED

LIVE SCANNER 

“Memorial Service for Lawrence G. “Doc” Page Saturday At Austin United Methodist

Lawrence G. “Doc” Page 
“Memorial Service Slated”

COUDERSPORT, PA---A memorial service for Lawrence G. “Doc” Page, 87, of Coudersport, formerly of Austin, will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Austin United Methodist Church, Austin. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

Jamie Richard Papinchak, 38, of 45 Walker Ave., Bradford, PA

Jamie Richard Papinchak, 38, of 45 Walker Ave., Bradford, PA,  went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Elkins, West Virginia.

Born February 19, 1975, in Windber, he was a son of Richard Stephen and Diana Lynn (Ott) Papinchak of Windber, who survive.

On November 1, 1998, in the Emanuel Lutheran Church he married Rebecca L. (Zawacki) Papinchak, who survives.

Jamie was a 1993 graduate of Forest Hills High School and graduated in 1997 from Mercyhurst College with a degree in Archeology. He was employed by Skelly & Loy Inc. as an archeologist.

He cherished his girls and was a devoted husband to Rebecca.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three daughters, Lillian Katrina Papinchak, Violet Elizabeth Papinchak, and Penelope Jean Papinchak, all at home; two sisters; Krista Papinchak, wife of Vincent Grattan, Sara Papinchak, wife of Joshua Rearick; a brother, David Papinchak, husband of Melinda Kime Papinchak; paternal grandmother Ann Papinchak; maternal grandmother, Ann Ott; his in laws, Jim and Nancy Zawacki of Bradford; brother in law, Brian and Jennifer Zawacki; sister in law, Katrina and Christopher Winsor and several nieces and nephews, Victoria Grattan, Natalie Grattan, Brycen Rearick, Noah Grattan, Colby Rearick, Mason Papinchak and Joshua Zawacki.

Mr. Papinchak was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Michael B. Papinchak; maternal grandfather Roy Ott; two uncles and one cousin.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, May 25, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Emanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church where funeral and committal services will be held at 3:00pm with Rev. Thomas Pierotti, pastor and Rev. Ray Streets pastor Emmanuel Baptist Church co officiating officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Jamie Papinchak Memorial Fund.

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