JVB Is Celebrating 150 Years!

JVB Is Celebrating 150 Years!

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

PSA Healthcare Growing Rapidly. Hiring RN's, LPN's & CNA's

Troopers Say Sabinsville Man Found To Be DUI After Traffic Stop


Pistol, Compound Bow, Fishing Tackle Stolen In Liberty Township Burglary


4 point Buck


This guy came for a visit on Thursday afternoon.

Annette & Greg - Oswayo Twp

Potter County Fair Looking For Past Queens


2014 will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Potter County fair Queen Program! I would like to start planning a special 25th coronation. I would like to invite all the past queens. Here is a list of Potter Fair Queens 

1990-Cassie Watson., 1991 Wendy Lister, 1992-Laurie Earle, 1993-Lana Perkins, 1994-Kim Hurler Kosa, 1995- April Wynick Blake, 1996-Melinda Wenrich, 1997-Christin Dubots, 1998-Amy Klingaman, 1999-stephanie Furman, 2000-Jenny Dickerson, 2001-Betsy Risser Long, 2002-Jenny Perkins, 2003-Terra Erway Sye, 2004-Nikki Grimes Rathbun, 2005-Nicole Gabreski, 2006-Jessi Cornell Torrey, 2007-Sadie Cole, 2008-Skylar Hoffman, 2009-Katie Slater, 2010-Lindsey Wichert, 2011-Alyssa Plants, 2012-Miranda Pesock, and 2013-Hannah Greene 

If you know any of these ladies, and you know their married names, please message me.

Galeton Woman Charged With Forgery/Theft

Galeton Woman Charged 
With Felony Forgery/Theft

 Deborah Hanes, 42,  of Galeton, PA,  was arrested by the Galeton Borough Police Department for an incident during the period of 5-13-13 to 9-20-13, where she allegedly took a large sum of money and forged documents of the victim.  

Deborah Hanes has been charged by Galeton Borough Police Chief Christopher Brackman with the following:

 1 18 § 4101 §§ A1 F2 Forgery - Alter Writing 
 2 18 § 4101 §§ A2 F2 Forgery - Unauthorized Act In Writing 
 3 18 § 4101 §§ A3 F3 Forgery - Utters Forged Writing
 4 18 § 3921 §§ A F3 Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Prop 
 5 18 § 4106 §§ A1II F3 Access Device Issd to Another Who Did Not Auth 
 6 18 § 3927 §§ A F3 Theft By Fail To Make Req Disp Funds

She was arraigned before District Judge Delores Weiss and released on $10,000. unsecured bail pending  a Preliminary Hearing on November 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM.

DEP eNOTICE - New Draft Technical Documents available for Public Comment

DEP eNOTICE - New Draft Technical Documents available for Public Comment



Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
eNotice for Draft Technical Guidance

On 10/26/2013 the PA Department of Environmental Protection released the document(s) listed below for public comment.

For instructions on how to submit comments, or for contact information, please see the Pennsylvania Bulletin notice for the item.

DEP ID: 021-2100-001
Title: Policy for Implementating the DEP Permit Review Process and Permit Decision Guarantee
PA Bulletin Notice: http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol43/43-43/1992.html
Draft Document: http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-91362/021-2100-001%20PRP%20and%20PDG%20Policy.pdf
Comment Deadline: 12/4/2013


DEP ID: 012-4180-001
Title: Policy for the Consideration of Community Environmental Projects in Conjunction with the Assessment of Civil Penalties
PA Bulletin Notice: http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol43/43-43/1992.html
Draft Document: http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-97350/012-4180-001%20CEP%20Policy%2010-16-13%20for%20Public%20Comment.pdf
Comment Deadline: 11/25/2013


A list of all documents currently open for comment is also maintained on the Department's Public Participation Center.

Northern Potter Champs To Get Heroes Welcome After Win

The team was met in Gold with a Fire truck and family and friends escort to the High School. Robin Freeman photo.
 Northern Potter Champs To Get Heroes Welcome After Win
Northern Potter School District
The Genesee, Harrison Valley, and Tri-Town fire departments will be escorting in our District champion boys Cross Country team and the third place girls team with state qualifiers Morgan Soule and Ellen Kibbe. They are supposed to be in the area somewhere between 4:45 and 5:15 PM. Come cheer them home!!!

Minor Injuries Reported In West Eldred Road Crash Last Sunday



Smethport/Eldred Men Seriously Hurt In Oct. 15th Head On Crash On Route 46


Smethport Teen Flown To Trauma Center After Ceres Car Crash Last Monday


Tree Down With Live Wires On Ridge Road

Tree Down With Live Wires On Ridge Road
At 3:30 on Saturday, Genesee Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Ridge Road in Genesee Township for a tree down on live electric wires. Power Company is en route.

Working Recreational Vehicle Fire At 322 Upper Grimes Road, Port Allegany

Working Recreational Vehicle Fire
At 2:33 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany, Smethport, Eldred, and Roulette Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a working recreational vehicle fire at 522 Upper Grimes Road in Liberty Township. 
2:38 PM--ALL UNITS HOLD IN QUARTERS EXCEPT PORT ALLEGANY AND ONE ENGINE FROM ROULETTE TO STANDBY AT PORT ALLEGANY.

This afternoon Star Hose Company and mutual aid companies were dispatched to Box 0351 in the area of 812 Upper Grimes Road for a working fire. Dispatch information indicated an RV being used as a residence. Chief 3 arrived and reported a small RV fully involved and held the box to Station 3 units only. Engine 33 arrived and stretched a single 1 3/4" hoseline, making quick work of this fire. Searches proved negative and firefighters were back in quarters after about 40 minutes. Engine 32, Tanker 35 and Utility 34 were also on the run.
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Barbara Morris, 79, of 91 First St., Bolivar, NY

Barbara Morris
Barbara Morris, 79, of 91 First St., Bolivar, NY, passed away Thursday (Oct. 24, 2013) at home following a brief illness.

Born March 1, 1934, in Olean, she was a daughter of Louis and Aurelia Dean Dunn. On Aug. 3, 1957, in St. Mary's Church in Bolivar, she married Clifton J. Morris, who predeceased her June 7, 2008.

Barbara was a graduate of Bolivar Central School, class of 1952; and State Univeristy of New York College at Fredonia, class of 1956, where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education.

She began her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher at School No. 1 in Olean. She was later employed as a kindergarten and first grade teacher in the Copaique Central School for more than 20 years, retiring in 1989.

Mrs. Morris was a member of St. Mary's Church, where she served as president of the Alter and Rosary Society for many years. She was also a member of the Little Genesee Garden Club and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society of Educators.

She volunteered with the family literacy program through ACCORD Corp., the Head Start program in Bolivar, and the summer reading program at the Bolivar Free Library. Barb created the Little Red Book Shelves in Bolivar and Richburg.

She is survived by four children, James (Sharon) Morris of Douglasville, Ga., Kevin (Barbara) Morris of Coral Springs, Fla., Robert (Yvonne) Morris of Bolivar, and Ellen (Paul) Lowry of Bolivar; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Elizabeth) E. Dunn of Bolivar, and Thomas J. Dunn of Bolivar; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Annemarie Morris in 1984.

Friends may call at from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Schaffner Funeral Home, Inc., Bolivar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday (Oct. 28, 2013) at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Sean DiMaria, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Bolivar.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Church 111 Wellsville St., Bolivar, NY, 14715, or the Bolivar Fire Department's Ambulance Fund, 460 Main St., Bolivar, NY, 14715.

Donald A. "Richard" Louser, 48, of Eldred, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA and Allegany, NY

Donald A. "Richard" Louser
Donald A. “Richard” Louser

Donald A. "Richard" Louser, 48, of Eldred, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA and Allegany, NY, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Friday Oct. 25,2013 after suffering an apparent heart attack.

He was born August 26, 1965 in Olean NY, a son of Thomas G. Louser and Donna J. Carr Louser Siebert. 

He graduated from Allegany High School in 1984 and served briefly in the U.S. Navy. 

He was employed at RAM Forest Products in Shinglehouse for 28 years. 

Don was an avid hunter and fisherman as he loved the outdoors. He also loved spending time with his family and friends. 

He is survived by his mother Donna J. Siebert of Shinglehouse, PA; three brothers, Brian (Lisa) Louser and Tom (Lori) Louser, both of Shinglehouse, John (Becky) Louser of Olean, NY; two sisters, Francie (Glenn) Drake of Shinglehouse and Shanna Siebert of Eldred; a step-brother Thomas Frungillo of Olean NY; a step-sister Karen (Bob) Barton of Allegany NY; many nieces and nephews; and his girlfriend, Tina Mathewson and her three children.

Don was preceded in death by his father.

There will be no public visitation. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a date and place to be announced. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Heart Association. 

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

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Don, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Columbian village fights to stop drilling

Columbian village fights to stop drilling


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10925

Moose park Halloween Tonight 7 to 10 PM In Port Allegany

Moose park Halloween
3rd annual walk through the woods
Haunted village and Carnevil
Port Allegany
Rt 155 south at the moose park behind baseball fields
October 26
7-10 pm

Haunt Night: October 26th from 7pm to 10pm. Free admission; donations accepted. Come on out and board the Tractor Drawn Wagon Ride down to the Haunted walking trail...enter if you dare....Many new actors and scenes..

Plenty of ghoulish treats and tricks, beverage and snack await you when you get back

PSA Healthcare Growing Rapidly. Hiring RN's, LPN's & CNA's

Are You Ready To Make Changes To Your Health & Lifestyle But Not Sure Where To Start?

2013 Barbershop Harmony Annual Show Saturday In Coudersport

Test Drive The New Bennches At Moon's Farm Yard Saturday, Oct. 26th

Estate Auction Saturday, October 26 At Pine Creek Banquet Hall in Galeton

Wallet Stolen From Van At Residence On Kansas Branch Road


Aluminum Ladder Stolen From Truck On Woodland Road In Liberty Township


New Fire Truck For City of Bradford

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Mosch's Tavern Halloween Party Friday, Nov. 1 Featuring DJ Fat Kid


Fatal Crashes On Friday Morning

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Rails to Trails to Benefit Emporium Businesses

Rails to Trails to Benefit Emporium Businesses

St Marys Snowmobile Association and Cameron County Chamber of Commerce working together to give Emporium businesses the most exposure when the West Creek Rails to Trails opens. Two welcome signs will be installed at the entrance to the borough. Those signs will list the names of businesses in the community.

“An added benefit for the businesses along the trail, will be the installation of directional signs to specific businesses”, says Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak. Signs with the business names and arrows will be installed on the split rail fence that will enclose the trail through Emporium. At each business the fencing will be open so travelers will have easy access . Work is anticipated to begin on the trail over the next few weeks. The black bridge at the western end of town is finished and available for use.

Any businesses interested in the program should contact the chamber office in the next few days, as signs will be ordered by the first of November.

Cameron County to Tackle Bath Salts

Cameron County to Tackle Bath Salts

Emporium Borough Police Officer in Charge Matt Siple will present a community program on the apparent drug of choice in Cameron County, bath salts. The free program will be held Wednesday November 13 at 7pm at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department.

Siple has spoken to various groups throughout the county, recanting the number of needles found in one recent drug arrest and others picked up along the streets by municipal workers. Bath salts can be injected, snorted, or smoked. Siple plans to discuss the history of the drug, why it is hard to identify and what the police department has been doing to curb its use in Cameron County.

Reservations Accepted for Christmas in the Wilds



Reservations Accepted for Christmas in the Wilds

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center gearing up for Christmas in the Wilds Friday and Saturday December 13 & 14.  The weekend begins with the Holiday House Tour benefitting the Cameron County Fireworks.  The chamber office is now taking suggestions for homes to tour.  Contact the chamber office at 814-486-4314.

Saturday the day dawns with breakfast with Santa at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department benefitting the Auxiliary.  Vendors will be set up along the streets selling ready to give gifts and warm items to eat!  Vendors are reminded that they must register with the chamber office to prevent duplication of items and can call anytime to reserve a spot.  “Several organizations have already selected food items and are assigned locations,” according to the Tina Johns Solak, executive director of the chamber.  The fee is $10.00 per spot.

Any organization wishing to host an event in conjunction with Christmas with the Wilds is asked to contact the chamber, so both events can be advertised simultaneously. 

Drug Takeback Day Saturday

Tomorrow between 10am-2pm bring your old needed prescriptions to the Boro building for disposal. No questions asked. Lets get these drugs disposed of so they don't end up in the wrong hands.

Sonja Kiser & Family say Thank You...........

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the 5K walk and/or benefit held 10-12-2013. 

Words cannot express the overwhelming feelings we have for all of the support from friends, family and the community. 

Thank you to those who helped plan and work, those who joined us, those who donated, those who sent their well wishes and to all who have kept us in their prayers. We are grateful to be part of such a caring community.

Thank you again and God bless you all.

Sonja Kiser and family

Letter To The Editor..............

Supper Reservations

From the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation everything in the Bible points to Christ. It tells us sin entered through one man, Adam and was shown the exit through another, Jesus the Christ. Jesus came to provide the way to eternal life in Heaven (John 14:6). One of his messages was to make known that man cannot save himself through the Law. Good deeds, looks, bloodlines, and community standing never saved a soul. This is why the Old Covenant was “nailed to the cross” (Col 2:13-17). Therefore, a purpose of Jesus was to establish the New Covenant of Grace, which is a choice of will. 

While Jesus walked this very earth great crowds would assemble to hear him speak. Unfortunately, they would leave just as fast as they would gather. Jesus began dismissing them very quickly. To follow Jesus, you had to deny self and put him first. That dismissed about a quarter of the people. To follow Jesus, meant to pick up your cross and carry it daily. That dismissed another quarter. To follow Jesus you had to love others more than yourself and the world will hate you because of him. That dismissed another quarter only leaving one quarter out of four who willfully chose to believe who he was and his teachings.

In relation to free will the book of Revelation in the 19th chapter references two suppers. This is very tough to go through in a paragraph. I could write a 2,000 page essay on this, but like the Obamacare legislation nobody would read it to find out what’s in it. In the 19th chapter the creation, those who have been deceived into or have chosen to receive the mark of the beast have gathered at the end of the 7 year tribulation for a great battle against the creator. Most know this as the battle of Armageddon. Just prior to this there is the marriage supper, which is the first supper. The bride, who is Christ receives his bridegroom, who are the believers (saints). Right after this Jesus returns to earth on a white horse and the graphic description is in the 19th chapter. He returns to strike down the nations who have rebelled. The after math is described as kings, generals, and their horses, along with all the people lay dead on the battlefield. Then an angel cried out to all the foul (birds) in the air and told them to feast on their flesh.

I pray that you didn’t just miss the second supper. In the second supper you are the supper. The foul of the air will feast on you. I don’t know about you, but I have made a reservation with the bride at the marriage supper. Where is your reservation going to be at?

Chris Foust
P.S. Jesus never taught, “change and then you can follow me”. Jesus always taught, “follow me and you will change”.

Children's Advocacy Center Assisted 83 Abused Children In It's First Year In McKean County

McKean County community,

In the last year, 83 abused children have walked through the door of the Children’s Advocacy Center of McKean County. And, while it is shocking to think of those numbers in our great community, I am so glad that we were there to help them find safety and healing while holding their abuser accountable.

The Center just turned 1; having opened our doors late October 2012. We want to thank you, the community, for supporting our efforts to help ensure that the children of McKean and surrounding counties receive treatment to begin the healing process. The goal and mission of every Child Advocacy Center is to support the victims, their families and the larger community by providing a coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to each child victim.

We are fortunate to be part of such a giving community that believes in putting the child first, above all else. The children of McKean County are our future and with your support you have given them a collective voice to heal and grow. Through your efforts and continued dedication to protecting the most vulnerable citizens of our community you have enabled our doors to remain open. To learn more information or to support our Center go to www.mckeancountypa.org/CAC.aspx.

Sincerely,

Mikele Bay, Director & Mindi Brown, Forensic Interviewer
Children’s Advocacy Center of McKean County

Community Remembers Local Radio Host


Community Remembers Local Radio Host. Read more at WTAJ

Welcoming Aribella Grace Teller, who was born at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital on October 24, 2013

It’s Girl!!

Tim Teller and Katelynn Tomb from Harrison Valley, PA, are pleased to announce the arrival of Aribella Grace Teller, who was born at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital on October 24, 2013 at 7:14 pm. weighing 7 lbs 10.8 oz. and was 21.5 inches long. 

Paternal Grandparents are Rick and Ann Teller from Harrison Valley, Pa. 

Maternal grandparents are Paul (Jr) and Kelli Crippen from Ulysses, Pa. 

Male Golden Retriever Found dog on East Acadamy St., Shinglehouse

Found dog on East Acadamy
 This is Zeb. He belongs to the Mehl family. Thank you for your help finding him we will be picking him up tomorrow from Joy. We thought he was gone for good. God bless you and yours. 

Kendra Mehl

POET, CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR AND GAY ACTIVIST LESLÉA NEWMAN COMING TO PITT-BRADFORD

Lesléa Newman
POET, CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR AND GAY ACTIVIST LESLÉA NEWMAN COMING TO PITT-BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. – Lesléa Newman, the prolific poet and children’s book author who wrote “Heather has two Mommies” will give two talks Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

At noon, she will present “It Takes a Village to Raise a Children’s Book Writer.” At 7:30 p.m., she will present “He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard.” Both presentations will take place in the Mukaiyama University Room and are free and open to the public.

Newman is the author of more than 40 books for children and young adults, including “Heather has two Mommies,” the first children’s book to portray lesbian families in a positive way. Other popular youth titles include “Hachiko Waits,” “Fat Chance” and “A Sweet Passover.”

The evening program uses poetry, photographs and creative visualization to explore the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world. In 1998, Shepard was kidnapped, robbed, beaten and murdered in Laramie, Wyo.

Newman was the keynote speaker for the Gay Awareness Week at the University of Wyoming that year and arrived on campus the day that Shepard died. She spoke to a devastated campus and community and vowed to work to erase hate from that day forward.

Her most recent book, “October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard” explores the impact of Shepard’s murder in a cycle of 68 poems written as fictional monologues in a variety of voices, including the fence he was tied to, the stars that watched over him and a doe who kept him company.

She is the author of many books for adults that deal with lesbian identity, Jewish identity and the intersection between the two. Other topics she explores include AIDS, eating disorders and sexual abuse. Her award-winning short story “A Letter to Harvey Milk” has been made into a film and adapted for the stage.

Newman’s visit is part of Pitt-Bradford’s Spectrum arts series. It is co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies program and the LGBTS Alliance.

Recalls

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken And Ham Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, WI. establishment, is recalling approximately 103,080 additional pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Maryland Firm Recalls Broccoli Salad Kits For Possible Listeria Contamination
Taylor Farms, a Jessup, Md. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,084 pounds of broccoli salad kit products.

Middlebury Dispatched For Traffic Control At No-Injury Crash

10/25/20137:12 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 11064 ROUTE 287 MIDDLEBURY TWP
Middlebury Dispatched For Traffic Control At No-Injury Crash

Donald A. “Richard” Louser, 48, of Eldred, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA and Allegany, NY

Donald A. “Richard” Louser

Donald A. “Richard” Louser, 48, of Eldred, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA and Allegany, NY, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Friday, October 25, 2013 after suffering an apparent heart attack.

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

Robert L. Calderwood, Sr., 96, of 103 Hemlock St., Bradford, PA

Robert L. Calderwood, Sr., 96, of 103 Hemlock St., Bradford, PA, passed away, Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Gate House Hospital in Williamsport.

Born April 20, 1917, in Brookville he was a son of the late Wilson and Margaret H. (Hopkins) Calderwood.

On October 29, 1938 in Bradford he married Lena B. (Shirey) Calderwood, who died on September 16, 2002.

Mr. Calderwood had worked as a welder at Dresser Industries for several years. He was a member of the Bradford Alliance Church were he served as treasurer, deacon, elder and usher.

Surviving is a son, Robert (Karen) Calderwood, of Bradford, 4 grandchildren James (Marsha) Calderwood, Scott (Courtney) Calderwood, Debra Calderwood and Kelly Gipson, 3 great grandchildren Kiersten Calderwood, Keaten Calderwood and McKenzie Lilly, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two daughters, Leana Shirley Calderwood who died in 1944, and Mary Ann Fuller who died in 1975, one son William C. Calderwood, who died April 7, 2013, two brothers, William and Charles Calderwood, one sister Katherine Hughes, and one grandson Steven Calderwood who died in 1963.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, October 28, 2013, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 2:00 pm with Rev. Kenneth Dunkerley, pastor of the Bradford Alliance Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Bradford Alliance Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Coudersport Free Methodist Church is a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD DROP-OFF CENTER
The Coudersport Free Methodist Church is a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child's shoebox gift ministry that will send 9 million shoebox gifts to needy children around the world this year.
Go to www.samaritanspurse.org (A ministry of the Franklin and Billy Graham Ministry) for information on how to bless needy children this Christmas. What a wonderful project for churches, families, small-groups, Sunday School classes, or individuals.
DROP-OFF LOCATION: COUDERSPORT FREE METHODIST, 507 S. MAIN ST. COUDERSPORT, PA. 16915
Drop-off week: Nov. 18-25
Drop-Off Times: (Noon-2pm. on Mon. Tues. Thur. Sat.) or (5-7pm. Wed. Fri. and Sat.)

John Hanger will repeal Act 13 medical gag rule

John Hanger, Candidate for PA Governor in 2014
John Hanger will repeal Act 13 medical gag rule

Harrisburg – John Hanger said today that when elected Governor, he will repeal one of the worst provisions of Act 13, the requirement for doctors who treat people exposed to toxic gas drilling substances or pollution to sign confidentiality agreements. A Luzerne County doctor who has treated patients exposed to frack fluid sued. Unfortunately, a judge ruled that the doctor had no right to bring the suit.

“This outrageous gag rule prevents doctors from discussing a patient’s condition with other medical professionals,” said Hanger. “I will repeal this gag rule. Physicians must be free to share information with patients, their families and other medical professionals to ensure that they can provide the greatest protection for their patients and administer the most effective and appropriate medical treatment.”

“The very existence of this gag rule has a chilling effect on physicians who are always concerned about being sued,” continued Hanger. “The fear of having to defend themselves against multi-national oil and gas drilling companies with unlimited resources may prevent them from sharing vital information or asking other experts for advice on the best course of treatment for those exposed to toxics from gas drilling.”

“This gag rule must go. I will make sure physicians can freely communicate so they can treat patients without fear,” concluded Hanger.

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Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania John Hanger is widely regarded as one of the most insightful and best informed progressive public policy experts in the state. Formerly a public-interest lawyer advocating on behalf of low-income families, John is nationally recognized as a leading authority on clean energy development and environmental protection. He served both Governors Casey and Rendell in key positions: first for Bob Casey as Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission, where he successfully fought to cap electric rates to save Pennsylvania ratepayers billions and for two years as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection in the Rendell Administration. Throughout his career in public service, John has embodied the essence of his campaign slogan "Policy first, politics second.”

Coudersport High School Junior Student of the Week at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany

Indiana Timothy, a junior at Coudersport High School, has been chosen as Student of the Week at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany, He is enrolled in the IT Essentials class at the CTC. Indiana is a polite, interested, helpful student with a professional attitude. He is always willing to go above and beyond what is asked on him and has worked on many of the computers brought into class by the public to be repaired. Congratulations Indiana!

(Delayed) 10/25/2013 2:21 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CHARLESTON RD&CATLIN HOLLOW RD CHARLESTON TWP

10/25/20132:21 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CHARLESTON RD&CATLIN HOLLOW RD CHARLESTON TWP
(Delayed) Wellsboro Fire & Ambulance and Medic 1 responded. Wellsboro Ambulance transported to hospital at 2:57 PM. Scene cleared at 3:11 PM

Coudersport Main Street Committee Meets To Discuss PennDOT Construction

Front row L-R
Pete Wyatt, Nancy Grupp, Joe Pagano, Mike Heroux, Dawn Swatsworth, Susan Kefover
 
 Back Row L-R
Paul Herzig, Natalie Stenhach, Walter Baker, David Brooks, MaryJo Stuckey, Patty Gianotti, Lou Karija, Susan Lemons, Teri Cole, Ron Angood , David Hauber
The newly formed Main Street Committee met recently to discuss the upcoming 2015 main street project which will include the downtown area.

PennDOT plans to remove the existing blacktop and replace a 36 inch storm drain in the middle of the road; water and sewer line will also be effected.

The main street committee is focusing on keeping good communication with Penn DOT and contractors during the project as well as keeping one lane of traffic open during the project for downtown business.

The group is also exploring main street improvements such as street lighting, sidewalks, signage and other enhancements to properties and empty spaces.

Any questions may be directed to Commissioner Susan Kefover's office 814.274.8290

Selmer W. Redcay, 86, of Coudersport, PA

Selmer W. Redcay, 86, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Denver, PA passed away Thursday, October 23, 2013 at Cole Memorial Hospital.

He was born on August 6, 1927, in Lancaster County, son of John and Emma Weitzel Redcay. On November 4, 1972 he married his wife Grace Martin Redcay.

Selmer attended the Free Methodist Church in Coudersport, PA. He enjoyed splitting firewood, hunting, fishing and playing his favorite board game, Chase the Rat.

Selmer is survived by his wife Grace, sons, Dale Redcay of Denver, PA and Mark Redcay and his wife Diane of Coudersport, PA, granddaughter, Meredith of Coudersport, and his sister Edith Foreman of Stevens, PA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Carrie, brother, Ivan Redcay, sisters, Vera Lucas, Verna Musser, Elsie Leid and Beaulah Simpson.

Selmer’s life celebration will begin Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home with a visitation from 6-8pm. 

His funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Roseboro-Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St. Denver PA, 17517 at 10:00am, the Rev. Peter Trembley officiating. Burial will follow at the Yocum Cemetery, Grills, PA.

Arrangements are being held by the Thomas E. Fickinger F.H. Ltd., 210 N. E. St., Coudersport, PA “A Life Celebration Home”. 

To share your fondest memory of Selmer, please visit www.lifecelebration.com

Glenn Dunn At Potter County EMA Reminds You To Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Nov. 3 When You Change Your Clocks Back


Memorial Service Saturday For Marjorie Paul, 76, of Galeton, PA

Marjorie Paul, 76, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 3:00pm at the Lighthouse Community Church in Galeton. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.

Electrical Safety Basics Class Tuesday In Port Allegany

Steve Quelet, Electrical Instructor
Electrical Safety Basics
This course investigates and describes the safety concerns that exist when electrical equipment containing hazardous substances must be handled, the proper methods and requirements for avoiding exposure, and the regulations for preventing environmental contamination. 

The focus is on electrical maintenance personnel tasked with performing lighting upgrades in fluorescent lighting fixtures, where fluorescent tubes containing mercury or magnetic ballasts containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are present. Examples are schools, hospitals, stores, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, etc.

This class is being taught by Steve Quelet and is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Port Allegany office of the Potter County Education Council. The cost is $60 per person. Register online at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 545-1333.

Denise Zaffino, age 89, formerly of Warren, PA

Denise Zaffino
Denise Zaffino, age 89, formerly of Warren, PA, died October 23, 2013 in Salisbury NC.

She was born in 1924 near Paris, France, and came to the US shortly after WWII to marry Sam R. Zaffino who she met while he served in the Army during the war. 

Residing in Warren most of her life, she worked at New Process Co. and later was a long time employee of Jamesway as manager of the jewelry department. In 2011, she moved to North Carolina.

Denise was preceded in death by her husband Sam R. Zaffino and a son, Bruce A. Zaffino.

She is survived by a son Sam M. Zaffino & wife Anne of Salisbury ,NC , grandson Anthony Zaffino, (his wife Dr. Mary Shell Zaffino) of Asheville, NC, granddaughter Angela Zaffino Lewis (husband Jacob) of Charlotte, NC, great grandchildren Bentley Anne Zaffino , and Anthony Rocco Zaffino of Asheville, NC and daughter in law Pamela Zaffino of Warren, Pa

Family will be at the church one hour prior to mass for visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be at St Joseph Cemetery. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

Beverly L. Neidlinger Memorial service slated for Sunday In Roulette

Beverly L. Neidlinger
Beverly L. Neidlinger 
''Memorial service slated"

ROULETTE, PA--A memorial service for Beverly L. Neidlinger, 94, of Roulette, who passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Riverside Methodist Church, Roulette, PA. 

The Rev. Donald Busch, pastor, will officiate, assisted by her son, William Grandin. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Williamsport, PA, at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home,  Shinglehouse. PA.  Full obituary here.

For further information, to express condolences or share a fond memory of Beverly, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

PA Drilling Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Schreiner Oil &Amp; Gas Inc in Bradford Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2013-10-15 to Schreiner Oil &Amp; Gas Inc in Bradford Twp, McKean county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Foster Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2013-10-17 to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Foster Twp, McKean county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Coudersport Ambulance To State Police Barracks Parking Lot

At 12:07 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to the State Police barracks parking lot for a medical emergency.

Recalls

Massachusetts Firm Recalls USDA-Regulated Ready-To-Eat Products for Possible Listeria Contamination
Boston Salads and Provisions Company, Inc., a Boston, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 222,959 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm).

Concerned Citizen!

This picture was taken before 7am last week, that is former Coudersport Councilman Wayne Hathaway who can be seen picking up trash from the downtown streets any morning.   Thank You for caring, Wayne .         Lou Karija

Capitol Update From Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, October 25, 2013 The latest news from the State Capitol

Bills to Aid Volunteer Emergency Service Organizations Pass House Unanimously


 
Recognizing the challenges facing our volunteer fire and rescue organizations, the House passed two measures this week aimed at supporting them.

House Bill 1632 would create a voluntary tax credit for private sector employers that allow employees who volunteer as first responders to leave work for responding to emergencies or attend training, without penalty. The ranks of Pennsylvania’s volunteers have dwindled since the 1980s, making it more difficult to maintain adequate manpower, especially during the daytime hours. The incentive is designed to help ensure enough volunteers are available to respond in the case of an emergency.

The bill also provides protections to employees by prohibiting an employer from refusing to hire someone solely because he or she is a member of an emergency service organization, and by prohibiting an employer from discriminating against or disciplining an employee-volunteer who responds to an emergency call and misses time at work.

To further support emergency response organizations financially, House Bill 1706 would increase loan amounts available under the Volunteer Loan Assistance Program (VLAP). The program loan amounts have not been increased in more than 20 years, so the bill is designed to better meet today’s costs.

The bills go to the Senate for consideration.
                             

You’re Invited to a Town Hall Meeting


 
Please join me for a town meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department. I welcome the opportunity to talk with you about state and local issues impacting our communities. No RSVP is necessary to attend the town meeting. The fire department is located at 419 N. Broad St., Emporium.
 

Be Safe This Halloween



 
As kids get their costumes ready for trick-or-treating, the Pennsylvania State Police are offering some important tips to ensure their safety this Halloween:
 
 • Parents should accompany children on their rounds. If a parent isn’t available, someone the parents trust should go with the children.  
 • Trick-or-treat only during times established by the local municipality, and visit only those homes with the porch light on.  
 • Children should walk on the sidewalk, not the road, when possible. They should walk facing oncoming traffic, and cross streets only at crosswalks, not between cars.  
 • Children should avoid wearing masks that obstruct their vision.  
 • Costumes should be flame retardant and fit properly.  
 • Children should wear reflective clothing or patches on their costumes. Carrying a flashlight is a good idea.
 • Parents should check treats before they are eaten.  
 • Parents should report any suspicious activity to local police.