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Saturday, January 11, 2014

1/11/2014 11:25 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 249 CHATHAM TWP

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PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Ridgway Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-01-06 00:00:00 to HUNT MARCELLUS OPERATING CO LLC for site HM 8 WT 3261 PAT 1H in Ridgway Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-01-06 00:00:00 to HUNT MARCELLUS OPERATING CO LLC for site HM 7 WT 3237 PAT 3H in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

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Bradford Dispatched To Structure Fire On East Main Street

Bradford Dispatched To Structure Fire On East Main Street
At 11:02 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 338 East Main Street in the City.

11:08 PM--2ND ALARM--DERRICK CITY & BRADFORD RIT TEAM DISPATCHED FOR WORKING STRUCTURE FIRE.

Flood Watch issued January 11 at 10:36PM EST until January 12 at 7: 00PM EST by NWS

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Girls Basketball - Galeton over Cameron County 42-40

Girls Basketball
Girls Basketball - Galeton over Cameron County
JV 27-17
Varsity 42-40

April Howell snags the rebound from a missed Cameron County shot in the end seconds, sealing the Galeton win.







Photos Courtesy Of Leo Szczesny
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Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 9:19 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Main Street for a possible cardiac emergency.

Chicken BBQ at Shinglehouse Fire Hall Sunday


Water Over Rt.19 In Oramel in Allegany County, NY

Water Over Rt.19 In Oramel
At 7:23 PM on Saturday, Oramel Fire Dept. was dispatched to Rt. 19 at Crawford Creek for traffic control for water over the roadway. Be cautious if you are driving in this area.

Mobile food bank will accept registrations on Monday, Jan. 13 and Tuesday, Jan. 14th

Duke Center Food Truck

A mobile food bank will accept registrations on Monday, Jan. 13 and Tuesday, Jan. 14th for distribution on January 22, 2014 . The food bank is sponsored by the Duke Center United Methodist Church and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Erie for residents of McKean County, who fall within financial guidelines. 

Only one registration per dwelling, house, or apartment will be accepted, and pre-registration by phone is required. Those wishing to register should call the Duke Center United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesday. The phone number to call is 966-3922. Please only call during these times.The caller must speak with a person. Leaving a message on the answering machine does not mean that you have registered. 


Appointment times will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis with no exceptions. For safety reasons, those who have registered need to come ONLY at their designated registration time. Distribution will be held on Jan. 22nd for registered applicants at the Otto Township Fire Hall on Sweitzer Drive across from Otto Eldred High School. 

Registered applicants must bring a photo ID, as well as a box to carry home their food in.
More information can be found at the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DukeCenterFoodTruck

Jan. 11th Edition of 98th PA Farm Show News

Inside PDA
Jan. 11, 2014
The 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.

PA Farms, Farmers, Products Celebrated at 2014 Farm Show

Exhibitors and visitors from across the Mid-Atlantic flocked to Pennsylvania’s capital city to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States, the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Supreme Ram and Ewe Go to Crawford, Chester Co. Exhibitors

In a long, highly competitive, two day open sheep show, champions for Supreme Ram and Ewe were chosen by Judge Travis Hoffman of Colorado on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Franklin Co. Woman Wins Farm Class Pull

Mary Effland of Fort Loudon, Franklin County, pulled her way to the top of the Farm Class Horse Pull podium, on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the 98th PA Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Lycoming, Bedford Co. Exhibitors Take Home Goat Champs

Tyler Peterson, Tunkhannock, Lycoming County, and Owen Lankey, Everett, Bedford County, took home multiple Champion Boer Goats at the Open Goat Meat Show on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

McKean Co. Woman Bakes to First Place at Sticky Bun Contest 

Pamela McFall, Smethport, McKean County, placed first among 41 competitors with her Chestnut Bacon Stickies at the Sticky Bun Contest on Friday, Jan. 10, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

York County's Yanni Crowned Best Doe of Show

Janice Kessler from Dover, York County, and her Saanen goat, SCH C-Creek WMT Yanni was named Best of Doe Friday, Jan. 10 at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Grand Canyon FFA Chapter Landslides Conservation Contest

Grand Canyon FFA Chapter from Wellsboro Area High School, Tioga County took home the People’s Choice Award at the Agriculture Conservation Careers and Technology contest on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

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Commercial Fire Alarm At Old Ethan Allen Building

Commercial Fire Alarm At Old Ethan Allen Building
At 6:23 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township & Eldred Boro have been dispatched to a commercial fire alarm at the old Ethan Allen building on Rt. 446 south of Eldred.
6:55 PM--ELDRED BORO RECALLED BY CHIEF 18.

Sweden Township Police Department Warns Of Current Scams

In the past two days our department has received complaints about their electric/gas was going to be shut off and the need to go get a money order and send it to an address to keep their gas on.

The second is someone over the phone wants them to log their computer on to a web site so they could fix the computer from a remote location and fix/rid their computer of virus' that they had been notified of.

PLEASE do not be a victim of these crimes...hang up, DO NOT give them ANY information, These are scams. Nobody just calls you to give you money, to fix your computer, give you a prize that you won - without entering a contest.

Be aware...Be safe

Coudersport Ambulance To Mountain Lane

At 2:32 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Mountain Lane for a medical emergency.

Fire Police Asked To Close June Hollow Road

Fire Police Asked To Close June Hollow Road
At 2:20 PM on Saturday, State Police have requested Port Allegany Fire Police shut down June Hollow Road from both sides due to a no injury accident there.

Lois Sullivan Furcron, 83, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Galeton

Lois Sullivan Furcron

Lois Sullivan Furcron, 83, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Galeton, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. 

Arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Charles R. BARKER, 90, of Ulysses, PA

Charles R. BARKER, 90, of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, January 11, 2014. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM, Wednesday in Sacred Heart Church, Genesee, PA. 

Memorials may be made to Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, Ulysses, PA 16948, Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, Ulysses, PA 16948, St. Bibiana Church, Galeton, PA 16922, or Sacred Heart Church, Genesee, PA 16923. 

A complete obituary will be announced. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

William A. Gridley, 77, of N. Callahan Road, Wellsboro, PA

William A. Gridley, 77, of N. Callahan Road, Wellsboro, PA passed away at his home on Friday, January 10, 2014. 

He was the husband of Bernice Losinger whom he married on January 10, 1959. 

William was born November 19, 1936 in Blossburg, PA, the son of the late William A. and Marguerite Hitzel Gridley. 

He was employed at Dresser Mfg., in Wellsboro and Bradford before retiring. William was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He was devoted to his family and dogs. He loved yard sales, going for walks, camping with his family and hiking the Asaph Wilds. 

He was an Air Force veteran having served in the Vietnam War. 

In addition to his wife, Bernice, he is survived by two sons, Michael Gridley, Lakeland, FL and Mark Gridley, Wellsboro, PA; three daughters, Sandra Williams, Galeton, PA, Diana Rawson (Craig),Wellsboro, PA and Billyann Bollock (Frank), Wellsboro, PA; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; a brother, Barry Gridley, Wellsville, NY and a sister, Margot Howard, Seattle, WA. 

William was preceded in death by his brother, Bernard Gridley. Friends and family are invited to William’s memorial mass on Friday, January 17, 2014, at 2:00 PM, St. Peter’s Catholic Church 38 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, with Father John Chmil officiating. Burial in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made in William’s name to the American Cancer Assoc. Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. 

Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. 

To share your fondest memories of William, visit www.lifecelebration.com

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 1:42 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Main Street for a medical emergency.

Marcia C. Valenti Asperger, 80, of Emporium, PA, formerly of Williamsville, NY and Austin

Marcia C. Asperger
EMPORIUM, PA

Marcia C. Valenti Asperger, 80, of Emporium, PA, formerly of Williamsville, NY and Austin, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, after a long illness.

Born March 7, 1933 in Bradford, she was a daughter of Michael and Frances Dorio Valenti. On March 3, 1962 in Buffalo, NY, she married Earl E. Asperger, who died on April 17, 2013.

Marcia was a graduate of Austin School and was also a graduate of beauty school. In her early years while residing in Austin, she was employed by GTE Sylvania in Emporium. While living in New York, she was a self employed hairdresser and she, along with her husband, owned and operated several fast food franchises in the Buffalo area.

Marcia was a former member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. She loved reminiscing about her clients, friends, and her beloved poodle, Fifi. She most especially loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are a niece, Vera E. Valenti of Austin; four nephews, James P. (Celia) Valenti, Joseph M. (Sue) Valenti, Jeffrey G. (Ali) Valenti, and Jesse L. (Michelle) Valenti, all of Austin; her nephew John’s wife, Rhonda Valenti; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Asperger was predeceased by a sister and a brother-in-law, Theresa and Gordon Mulcahy; an infant brother, Ralph Valenti; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Alma Valenti; and a nephew, John W. Valenti.

Friends may call on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Turner Street, Austin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. in the church with the Rev. Joseph V. Dougherty, pastor, and the Rev. James C. Campbell, pastor of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, concelebrant. Burial will be in St. Augustine/St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Costello.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church, Turner Street, Austin, PA 16720 or to Guy and Mary Felt Manor Patient Activity Fund, 110 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA 15834.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

To offer condolences or to share a fond memory of Marcia, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Sorry to say the trails are closed


Sorry to say the trails are closed. Raining here today 42 degrees and taking all the snow we had away. Hope everyone out there is doing a Snow Dance....

Bobbi Bockoras Breastfeeding Story Goes National On NBC News

Pumped up: Breastfeeding mothers fight for rights at work

By Allison Yarrow, NBC News contributor

When Bobbi Bockoras returned to work at a Port Allegany, Pa., glass factory in June 2013 after giving birth, she planned to pump breast milk during breaks so she could continue nursing her infant daughter Lyla.

The 31-year-old palletizer operator knew that pumping at work — in a clean, private, non-bathroom space — was her right under a provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). “I was going to breastfeed, and no one was going to stop me,” she said.

But Bockoras says that Saint-Gobain Verallia North America, the company where she has worked for six years, did not follow the law. Supervisors first told her to pump in a bathroom, she says, and after she protested, they suggested alternatives that also failed to meet federal requirements. Bockoras agreed to use a locker room but says it was covered in dirt and dead bugs and lacked air conditioning. Read more...

Flood Watch issued January 11 at 11:07AM EST until January 12 at 7: 00PM EST by NWS

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Dog Found On Maple Street In Westfield


Flood Warning Alert For Silver Creek In Chautauqua County, NY

...This is an ACTUAL FLOOD WARNING ALERT...

Issued By: Chautauqua County Emergency Management
Affected Jurisdictions: Chautauqua County

Rix St, Dana St and Oliver St should evacuate immediately in Silver Creek due to flooding. Silver Creek school is open.

  Update: The evacuation order for the Village of Silver Creek has been lifted. Please use extreme caution due to swift moving water in creeks.

Massive Estate Coins Auction Saturday, January 11th At Allegany, NY

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Now Hiring Full Time RN At Lakeview Senior Care In Smethport, PA

Dirt Bike For Sale

Dirt Bike For Sale
$800 firm. 558-7155

Full-Time Administrative Day Shift Position For RN Staff Development Coordinator at Sweden Valley Manor

Antiques & Estates Extravaganza Auction January 18th At Carter Auctions In Allegany, NY

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RN's, LPN's & CNA's Wanted By PSA Healthcare In Smethport, Ulysses, Galeton, and Port Allegany

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Seneca Highlands IU9 Job Opportunities

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Mental Health Therapist Wanted In Potter County, PA

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Blood Drive Monday At Cole Memorial From Noon To 5 PM

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Fire Marshal Seeking Information On Bradford Apartment Arson


Window Smashed On Morley Road


Minor Injury In Pickup/Deer Crash


...LOCALLY ICY CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...

Special Weather Statement
Alert:

...LOCALLY ICY CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...

AS TEMPERATURES HOVER IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL
PA LATE TONIGHT...BE AWARE THAT LOCAL COLD SPOTS WILL BE NEAR OR
SLIGHTLY BELOW FREEZING. THIS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLACK ICE AND
POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS.
REMAIN ALERT WHILE TRAVELING OVERNIGHT. SLOW DOWN AND EXPECT TO
ENCOUNTER SLICK SPOTS. TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY WARM IN THE PRE DAWN HOURS...BRINGING AN END TO LOCALLY ICY CONDITIONS.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Recalls

Missouri Firm Recalls Mechanically Separated Chicken Products Due To Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination
Tyson Foods, Inc. a Sedalia, Mo., establishment, is recalling approximately 33,840 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a Salmonella Heidelberg strain.

Jan. 10th Edition of 98th PA Farm Show News

Inside PDA
Jan. 10, 2014
The 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.

Three Dairy Leaders Inducted into PA Dairy Hall of Fame

A progressive dairy producer, extension educator, and industry nutritionist and volunteer comprised the 2014 Class inducted today into the Pennsylvania Dairy Hall of Fame during the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Agriculture Secretary Reigns Supreme in Milking Contest

Secretary George Greig and his team milked it for all it was worth during the Celebrity Cow Milking Contest on Friday, Jan. 10, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Wyoming Co. Kid Claims Three Top Meat Goat Awards

Tyler Peterson of Tunkannock, Wyoming County, exhibited three top meat goats during the Junior Meat Breeding Goat Show on Thursday, Jan. 9, during the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Alpacas Head North to PA Farm Show

Cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, poultry, rabbits – these animals usually grab the spotlight throughout the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Bee Happy, Extract Honey at 2014 PA Farm Show

Move aside honey – pollination is the new queen bee. More...

Cumberland Co. Drafts Sweep Farm Show Competition

Margaret (Meg) Roles and her drafts swept up on the competition after taking home several blue ribbons during the Draft Horse Pleasure Show on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Adams, Chester Co. Wool Sheep Named Supreme Champions

The quality of Pennsylvania wool sheep made judging difficult at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. After a close competition, Adams and Chester County breeders earned the highest awards out of all the classes. More...

Exhibitors and Dairy Cows Work Together for Perfection

Junior exhibitors went head to head to look their best in the Junior Dairy Showmanship Contest on Friday, Jan. 10 at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

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Thompson Statement on Internal Revenue Service Decision to Protect Volunteer Firefighters from Health Care Law

Thompson Statement on Internal Revenue Service Decision to Protect Volunteer Firefighters from Health Care Law

Administration Pledges Fair Treatment for Volunteer Emergency Responders

BELLEFONTE, Pa. – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) tonight issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) concerning the treatment of volunteer firefighters under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

"Our local emergency volunteer organizations deserve to have this situation clarified and settled, and today's announcement by the Treasury Department and IRS is a step in the right direction. I look forward to reviewing the formal ruling, which is expected to be issued in the near future, and will work to ensure the final determination provides certainty to our local emergency organizations and the populations they protect."

Background:

Under the ACA’s employer mandate, volunteer organizations with 50 or more employees could be forced to provide health insurance or pay penalties. On December 11, 2013, Thompson and fellow House colleagues introduced the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act (H.R. 3685), which would ensure that emergency services volunteers are not counted as full-time employees under the ACA’s employer mandate.

The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS today announced plans to address how volunteer firefighting organizations will be treated under the ACA in forthcoming regulations, stating “final regulations relating to employer shared responsibility generally will not require volunteer hours of bona fide volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical personnel at governmental or tax-exempt organizations to be counted when determining full-time employees (or full-time equivalents).”

Elk-McKean County CART Details Horse Rescue With Assistance Of Ridgway Fire Department


This is why we train so much! This happened in OUR barn, with one of OUR horses. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Last night, I had the chance to put some TLART training to the test. It was for one of the horses at Silver Crown, where my horses live. OB, 33 yr old Arabian, slipped on ice in the pasture and couldn't get his footing to get back up. I had just left the barn at 4:30 and he was standing then. I got the call just after 6 pm that he was down. After several attempts to get some traction for him, I called our vet and the fire dept. With the fire depts most excellent help, we were able to get him on a makeshift glide (plywood) and get him to some snow covered pasture. Unfortunately, he was tired and couldn't get up on his own. So, he was pulled, on the "glide" all the way to the barn - total yardage, about 100 yards or so. Once in the barn, he was covered with more blankets and given a chance to rest. But he was too weak. With the vets approval, we rigged a makeshift sling, got a backhoe into the barn, and helped him stand. Gradually, he got the strength back in his legs and was able to support himself and eventually walk into his own stall. As of 11 pm last night, he was eating, walking in his stall and was warm. I'll have an update on him later. Thank you to the Ridgway Fire Department for all the incredible help last night. And a huge thank you to Allan Schwartz for the conversation we had last year in Grandview..

Update On Jeremy Barnard

Update On Jeremy Barnard

Day 8----- oh boy!

One of the Doctors put things in perspective for me today as we were leaving the hospital. She said, your son, Jeremy Barnard was a very very sick man and you are lucky to still have him with you. The road to his recovery is going to take some time and we can not tell you how long it will take. We will continue to work with him and you need to be patient and take it one day at a time and we will be here to help you through each day.

As he is continuing to improve, he is continuing to become more irritable. He is not a happy camper, He wont leave his gown on or blankets... he wants to be naked all the time. He wants to go home, He has to go to the bathroom. He is hungry. He doesn't want to eat. He wants his kids, he hurts. Turn the lights off, turn the lights on. He is hot, he keeps swearing and making other noises that I am not even sure what they are. He is using the phone to make long distance calls which is not good at all. I can not turn his ability to make calls off without turning off his phone. I don't want to do that so he can hear from his friends. So......if he calls you , please don't talk long. hahha. and if you call him,,,, please do not believe everything he says. He is struggling which they all assure us is normal,,,,, again, just need some time. Patience is not one of his virtues, and unfortunately, not one of mine either.

He received 21 more cards today and had them all ripped open when his Dad and I got back from lunch. I guess that is a sign of improvement as well. We appreciate all the support, but please don't give up on us. I am afraid it is going to be a long haul and we need you! God Bless you all!

Eleanor J. Montuori, 93, formerly of 208 Bolivar Drive Bradford, PA

Eleanor J. Montuori, 93, formerly of 208 Bolivar Drive Bradford, PA, passed away, Thursday, January 9, 2014, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born June 8, 1920, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Ellen (Lyons) Johnson.

On October 18, 1947 in Bradford, she married Anthony Montuori, who died on March 6, 1984.

Mrs. Montuori was a 1938 graduate of Bradford High School. She had been employed at the Bradford Hospital, General Garage, Glendorn, Green Thumb Programs at the Bradford Public Library and later for the DeSoto Motel in housekeeping.

She was a member of the Emanual Lutheran Church and the Dorcas Club at Church. A member of the 50+Group and the Senior Center. She volunteered for the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels program and at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen Montuori, and Diane (Ron) Willoughby, and a daughter in law Barbara Montuori all of Bradford, 4 grandchildren, Chad Willoughby, Justin Willoughby, Sherry Stewart and Tony Montuori, 2 great grandchildren, Ryan and Nicholas Stewart, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Frederick Montuori, who died June 4, 2013, one brother, Leroy Johnson and one sister Arlene Montuori.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 13, 2014, with Rev. Tom Pierotti, Interim pastor of the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA , PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701, the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 152 Seaward Ave, Bradford, PA 16701 or Bradford Ecumenical Home, 100 St. Francis Drive, Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Three Days of Session, Various Issues of Importance on PA House Agenda Next Week

Three Days of Session, Various Issues of Importance on PA House Agenda Next Week



A live web stream of House session and the majority of committee meetings is available at PAHouseGOP.com.  Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP. 

The Weekly Schedule

Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted below.  More information regarding these bills can be found at PAHouseGOP.com by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.

Lloyd “Bill” Sweet, 88, of West Water St, Wellsboro, PA

Lloyd “Bill” Sweet
Lloyd “Bill” Sweet, 88, of West Water St, Wellsboro, PA, passed away unexpectedly January 9, 2014 at his home. 

He was the husband of Joan Boom, whom he married on July 28, 1949. 

Bill was born February 24, 1925, in Little Marsh, PA, the son of Aric E. and Lucretia E. (Huck) Sweet. 

He was formerly employed with A&P, as a meat manager and Greco’s Super Duper before retiring. Bill attended the Keeneyville United Methodist Church. 

He was a US Army veteran having served in WWII in the European Theater. 

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Bill was a member of the Ossea Lodge #317, F. & A.M. Wellsboro.

 He was an avid hunter and fisherman and well known in the area for processing deer. 

Bill enjoyed most sports but especially baseball. He was inducted into the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame. Bill served as one of the original Wellsboro Little League managers and closely followed the New York Yankees. 

Surviving in addition to his wife Joan, is his son and daughter-in-law, Phill and Susan Sweet, Wellsboro, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Mike Hars, Pittsgrove, NJ and Sally and Chris Cooney, Athens, PA; seven grandchildren, Amy LoSchiavo, Todd Sweet, Matt Sweet, Sheena Folkers, Ashley Cooney, Alyssa Hars and Kerry Hars; nine great-grandchildren; his brother and sister -in-law, Arden and Betty Sweet, Middlebury Center, PA. 

Bill was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn and Pauline. 

Friends and family are invited to Bill’s Life Celebration on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 2-4 PM and 6-8PM, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home, with Rev. Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the Wellsboro Little League. 

To share your fondest memories of Bill, visit www.lifecelebration.com.

PITT-BRADFORD STUDENTS TO HOLD GENDER-EQUALITY EVENT

PITT-BRADFORD STUDENTS TO HOLD GENDER-EQUALITY EVENT

BRADFORD, Pa. – Students from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford are sponsoring a Gender Equality Event on Monday, Jan. 13, to bring awareness to gender issues and promote and inspire gender quality.

The event, which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room, is not recommended for children under the age of 16 since it will address topics such as domestic violence and sexual assault.

The event is designed to bring awareness to gender issues and promote and inspire gender equality. It is not recommended for children under the age of 16 and topics such as domestic violence and sexual assault will be addressed.

For the first half hour, visitors may visit displays to explore topics such as the YWCA; issues facing those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender; women in the media; women in the workplace; and Native American history.

At 7:30 p.m., a speaker from the YWCA will talk about the gender inequalities within domestic violence. Nicki Kellogg, a criminal justice major from Cuba, N.Y., will give a brief overview about human trafficking. Dr. Dani Nier-Weber, director of the Writing Center and assistant professor of composition at Pitt-Bradford, will speak about women in the workplace; and Tonya Ackley, coordinator of community engagement and the Harriett B. Wick Chapel at Pitt-Bradford, will talk about gender stereotypes.

Student organizers for the event are Kellogg, Sara Bova, a history-political science major from Bradford, and Emily Harris, a business management major from Sharon Hill.

For more information, contact Kellogg at nmk34@pitt.edu.

Flood Watch for central Pennsylvania

... Flood Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening...

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a

* Flood Watch for central Pennsylvania.

* From Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.

* Warming temperatures this weekend will lead to sufficient
melting and ice break-up on waterways in central Pennsylvania.
The combination of potential ice jams and forecast rainfall
amounts between 0.50 and 1 inch could result in flooding.

* Ice jams can form quickly and cause sharp backwater rises
especially on smaller streams and where tributaries flow into
main Stem rivers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding on small
streams... creeks... poor drainage... urban and low-lying areas
based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Marcia C. Valenti Asperger, 80, of Emporium, formerly of Austin and Williamsville, NY

Marcia C. Valenti Asperger
AUSTIN, PA

Marcia C. Valenti Asperger, 80, of Emporium, formerly of Austin and Williamsville, NY, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium after a long 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.

Alternating Traffic Pattern on Route 6 in Port Allegany Next Week

Alternating Traffic Pattern on 
Route 6 in Port Allegany Next Week

Motorists in Port Allegany will encounter an alternating traffic pattern as work takes place on Route 6 next week.

CMT Laboratories Inc. will be in the area Monday through Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to take soil samples on Route 6 near Lillibridge Creek. Flaggers will be in place during the hours when work is taking place.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.

Programs Slated to Assist Students with Federal Financial Aid Applications

Programs Slated to Assist Students with
Federal Financial Aid Applications


DuBOIS – New college students can choose to attend one of three upcoming programs hosted by Penn State DuBois to help them properly complete their Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Completion Nights are scheduled in DuBois and Clearfield, and open to any student attending any college or university. A properly filed FAFSA is necessary for students to benefit from any federal aid program.

Students need only attend one FAFSA Completion Night. For convenience, three dates have been scheduled. They are:

• 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, Clearfield Area High School.
• 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 209 Swift Building, Penn State DuBois.
• 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 149 Smeal Building, Penn State DuBois.

For more information on FAFSA completion, or student financial aid, contact Stefanie at 814-375-4761 or sdp14@psu.edu

WARNING TO PET OWNERS FROM MCKEAN COUNTY SPCA


Automatic Fire Alarm At State Forestry Office On Denton Hill

Automatic Fire Alarm At State Forestry Office On Denton Hill
At 4:15 PM on Friday, Galeton & Coudersport Fire Depts. have been dispatched to the Forestry Office on Denton for an automatic alarm of fire.
4:24  PM--RECALLED--FALSE ALARM

Coudersport/Ulysses Ambulance Dispatched For Fall Victim

At 4:02 PM on Friday,  Coudersport/Ulysses Ambulance has been dispatched to West Branch Road for a woman fallen outside with an ankle injury.
4:09 PM--RECALLED

Kane Woman Unhurt In Rt. 46 Crash In Shippen Township


Emporium Man Trespassed On PA Game Lands


Winter Survival Skills At Sinnemahoning State Park Saturday

Sinnemahoning State Park Programs & Events

Winter Survival Skills
Saturday, January 11th
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
40 Maples Day Use Area

Winter is beautiful and the snow provides great opportunities for outdoor recreation like skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and snowmobiling. But in an unexpected emergency, this winter weather can also be dangerous. Any of us could find ourselves in a situation where we need to use winter survival skills. Guest speaker, Adam Nestor, will demonstrate how to cope with the conditions of the season with advanced planning and a properly packed survival kit.

This free program, open to all outdoor enthusiasts, ages 10 and over, will be held outdoors in the 40 Maples Day Use Area. Participants should dress for the weather, wear waterproof boots, and be prepared to interact with the environment. Please bring along a packed lunch and a pair of leather gloves.

Florence A. Caruso, 90, of Bradford, PA

Florence A. Caruso, 90, of Bradford, PA passed away, Monday, January 6, 2014, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, following a long Illness.

Born June 18, 1923, in Seminole, PA, she was the daughter of Alexander and Veronica Ostovich.

On December 15, 1945, in St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem she married Henry A. Caruso, who preceded her in death on June 10, 1999.

Mrs. Caruso was a 1941 graduate of Redbank Valley High School in New Bethlehem and a 1969 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Math Education. Mrs. Caruso taught in Bradford Schools for several years, and at the end of her career was an Elementary Principal, retiring in June of 1985. She had resided in Bradford since 1958. She enjoyed sewing and cooking.

Surviving are two sons, Alex (Marcia) Caruso of Bradford and Joseph (Rozlyn) Caruso of Edina, MN five grandchildren, Michael (Katie) Caruso, and, Jill (Danny) Neighbour, Katie Caruso, Sarah (Daniel) Jankowski and Mary (her fiancee, Thomas Elliott IV) Caruso, 7 great grandchildren, Logan, Luke & Joey Caruso, Finley and Gwyneth Neighbour and Lily and Alex Jankowski. She was a loving aunt to several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a daughter Veronica A. Caruso, who died February 2, 1999 and a son Mark J. Caruso, who died March 13, 2008.

At the request of the family there will be no public visitation. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Arrangements are under the directions of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

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

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Harrison St. In Port Allegany

At 2:33 PM on Friday Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Harrison St. Port Allegany For An Illness Call.

PennDOT Temporarily Waives Certain Restrictions on Commercial Drivers Hauling Heating Oil, Propane Gas

PennDOT Temporarily Waives Certain Restrictions on Commercial Drivers Hauling Heating Oil, Propane Gas

To ensure that much-needed heating fuel can reach Pennsylvanians with no interruptions, PennDOT has temporarily waived certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for the smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes.

“With the repeated winter-weather events and bitterly cold temperatures Pennsylvania has endured recently, Governor Corbett has acted quickly so homeowners and businesses see no interruption in having their heating needs met,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “This temporary waiver will allow drivers some extra time behind the wheel and avoid potential delivery delays.”

The action temporarily waives the normal federal hours of service requirements for drivers of trucks carrying these goods. Drivers usually must take a mandatory rest period after 11 hours behind the wheel. The limit for driving hours is extended to 14 hours.

Exemption is also granted from the requirements of the 60/70-hour limits rule. The 60/70-hour limits rule requires drivers to stop driving upon accumulating 60 or 70 on-duty hours (including all on-duty and driving time) over a period of seven or eight consecutive days, respectively. Any period of seven or eight consecutive days may end with the beginning of any off-duty period of 34 or more consecutive hours.

The waiver will remain in place through Jan. 25.

PMEA District II Chorus Concert Tonight And Saturday At Shinglehouse High School

The PMEA District II Chorus Concert, hosted this year by Oswayo Valley Middle/High School, will offer two performances:
January 10 at 7:00 p.m. 
and January 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Admission is $4 for Adults and $3 for students.

Environmental Quality Board Reminds the Public of Hearing on Proposed Oil and Gas Regulations in Lycoming County

Environmental Quality Board Reminds the Public of Hearing on Proposed Oil and Gas Regulations in Lycoming County

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding the public that a hearing will be held on Monday, Jan. 13, in Lycoming County to accept comments on proposed oil and gas regulations.

The 6 p.m. hearing will be held at the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Klump Academic Center, One College Ave., Williamsport.

The hearing is being held by the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) for the purpose of accepting comments on a proposed regulation for environmental protection performance standards associated with oil and gas activities. The EQB is a 20-member independent board that adopts all DEP regulations and considers petitions to change regulations.

Members of the public wishing to present verbal testimony are requested to contact the EQB to reserve time by either calling 717-787-4526 or using the address listed below. Those who were not able to sign-up in advance of the hearing will be given the opportunity to sign-up at the hearing and will be called upon to speak after those who pre-registered. All relevant written and oral comments that are received at a public hearing will be considered when finalizing the regulation.

Witnesses are limited to five minutes of testimony and are requested to submit three written copies of their testimony to the hearing chairperson at the hearing. Organizations are limited to designating one witness to present testimony on their behalf at each hearing.

Individuals in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the EQB to discuss their needs at 717-787-4526 or make accommodations through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 800-654-5984 (TDD) or 800-654-5988 (voice users).

Members of the public who are unable to attend the hearing will have several other options for submitting their comments on the proposed regulations.

Online Comments
Comments and a one-page summary may be submitted to EQB by accessing the EQB’s Online Public Comment System at http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/RegComments.

Written Comments
Written comments and summaries should be mailed to Environmental Quality Board, P.O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477.

The summaries and a formal comment and response document will be distributed to the EQB and available publicly prior to the meeting when the final rulemaking will be considered.

Email Comments
Comments may also be submitted via e-mail to RegComments@pa.gov. If an acknowledgement of comments submitted online or by email is not received by the sender within two business days, the comments should be re-sent to the EQB to ensure receipt.

All public comments must be submitted to the EQB regarding the proposed rulemaking by Feb. 12, 2014.

To view materials for the proposed regulation, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click the “Proposed Oil and Gas Regulations” button.

PITT-BRADFORD PLANS FRIDAY ADMISSIONS PROGRAMS

PITT-BRADFORD PLANS FRIDAY ADMISSIONS PROGRAMS

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold several First Friday admissions programs during the spring semester to give prospective students and their families an opportunity to experience Pitt-Bradford personally.

The sessions will be held Jan. 17, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2.

The program will include a campus tour led by a Student Ambassador, a presentation from the admissions office and lunch in the KOA Dining Hall.

“First Friday events allow prospective students and their families the opportunity to experience Pitt-Bradford personally. Our visitors will learn about academic programs, student life, athletics and financial aid,” said Vicky Pingie, associate director of admissions.

The sessions are designed for any prospective student, which includes high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, transfer students, and nontraditional students.

Participants are asked to register, either online at www.upn.pitt.edu/visit.aspx or by calling 1-800-872-1787.

Edith M. Roller, 73, of Church St., Port Allegany, PA,

Edith M. Roller
Edith M. Roller, 73, of Church St., Port Allegany, PA,  passed away Thursday (Jan. 9, 2014) in Cole Mem. Hospital, Coudersport.

Born Feb. 27, 1940, she was a daughter of Millard E. and Annabelle Kinney Daugherty. On Oct. 25, 1970, in Olean, NY, she married Joseph J. Roller, Sr., who died Aug. 14, 2002.

Mrs. Roller was a lifetime resident of the area and attended Port Allegany High School.

She had been employed several years with Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, as a nurse’s aide.

Edith loved playing bingo, enjoyed knitting, but most of all she enjoyed being with and helping her family.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph J. (Janette) Roller, Jr. and Frank E. Roller both of Port Allegany; five daughters, Donna L. (Tom) Frantz of Eldred, Laurie M. (Neil) Gordon, Judy K. (Gary) Leschner, Lorna J. Roller, and Angela M. Werts all of Port Allegany; 22 grandchildren, 14 great-grand-children, and a great-great grandchild; six brothers, Gary (Sue) Daugherty, Harry Daugherty, Dennis Daugherty, Edwin (Cindy) Daugherty all of Port Allegany, Edward Daugherty of Bradford, and David (Sue) Daugherty of Lakeland, FL; three sisters, Sylvia Falk of Keating Summit, Judy (Ron) Deitz of Port Allegany, and Bonnie Stake of Lakeland, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Joseph, a son, Paul L. Roller, three brothers, Donald, Howard and Larry Daugherty; and three sisters, Betty Bretts, Shirley Daugherty, and Margie Weaver.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday (Jan. 18, 2014) at 11 a.m., in the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made to: 
Judy Leschner
104 Chestnut St.
Port Allegany, PA 16743

Proclamation of Propane and Heating Oil Emergency

Proclamation of Propane and Heating Oil Emergency

Please be advised that due to a prolonged period of severe cold weather across Pennsylvania that has resulted in serious logistical problems associated with the distribution and delivery of propane gas and heating oil, Governor Corbett has issued a Proclamation of Propane and Heating Oil Emergency effective until 12:01 a.m., January 26, 2014, and has directed the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to waive any laws or regulations in the manner and to the extent necessary to permit the motor carrier operations necessary to provide supplies of propane gas and heating oil adequate to preserve the public welfare in the Commonwealth.  

Roulette Experiencing Abnormally High Water Usage

Roulette Experiencing Abnormally High Water Usage

Over the past three days, our Main Well has been pumping unusually high amounts of water, even considering those who may have been running water to prevent their service lines from freezing up. A visual inspection of the entire Water Distribution System this morning has shown no evidence of major line breaks within the system. One residence was identified and the water turned off so the owner could make repairs.

If you live in a Home or Mobile Home that is prone to freeze-ups in extreme conditions, such as we've had, please check your plumbing. After temperatures like we had, a lot of plumbing becomes a "time bomb." Once the lines start thawing out, those time bombs go off in the form of broken water lines or damaged water heaters.

With that said, I'd like your help. If you are experiencing any of the following please call the Township Office at 544-7549 and let us know.

Known Broken Pipes waiting for repair, and when you expect the repair to be completed.

Low water Pressure.

No water at all.

Water on the ground where it normally is not under freezing conditions or a fresh snow.

Thank you!

Kevin Bisher
Roulette Township Water Operator

I-80 Columbia County work zone traffic restriction Jan. 13

I-80 Columbia County work zone traffic restriction Jan. 13

Montoursville – Here is a scheduled traffic restriction for Interstate 80 eastbound at the Mifflinville River Bridge Project in Columbia County next week.

Weather permitting, on Monday, Jan. 13, the contractor will set the last round of beams for the eastbound river bridge.

There will be rolling roadblocks in the eastbound lanes of I-80 to slow traffic from mile 236 (Lightstreet Exit) to mile 241 (Berwick Exit) while the beams are picked from the eastbound lanes of I-80 and set on the eastbound river bridge under construction. This will take place between the hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check interstate traffic conditions before heading out.

Part of I-80 closed in Centre and Clearfield counties

Part of I-80 closed in Centre and Clearfield counties

Updated: Friday, January 10 2014, 09:52 AM EST
Roadway expected to reopen by noon

By: WJAC Web Staff

CLEARFIELD, Pa. -- A portion of Interstate 80 spanning Centre and Clearfield counties is closed due to a crash, PennDOT officials said.

PennDOT advised that I-80 westbound between exit 147 (Snow Shoe) and exit 133 (Kylertown/Philipsburg) is closed because of a crash.

Details were not immediately available about the severity of the crash.

Traffic is being rerouted using the orange detour, PennDOT said.

Traffic will exit I-80 at the Snow Shoe interchange, follow Route 144 west to Route 53 south and back on to I-80 at the Kylertown interchange.

PennDOT said the roadway should reopen by noon.


 WTAJ-TV
Traffic update: I80 re-opened after morning crash.

Approved Minutes Of Potter County Commissioners Meeting of December 26, 2013





Agenda of Potter County Commissioners Meeting of January 9, 2014



Photography 101

Photography 101

Did your new camera come with an instruction book nearly as thick as the Bible, and all you
want to do is make good images? We have the solution. In this two-hour class, instructor Curt
Weinhold eliminates the confusion around setting up your camera, and he explains that sometimes difficult-to-access menu system. Also covered will be composition and the best lighting, whether your subject is a scenic vista or a person. Please bring a camera with fully charged battery and a memory card.

This class is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. The cost is $20 per person. Register online at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 545-1333.

St. Marys Fire Dept. Called To Assist With Water Problem At Tractor Supply

ASSIST-WATER PROBLEM
Address: 1005 S SAINT MARYS ST
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: MERCURY RD * MILLION DOLLAR HWY

BROKEN WATER PIPES IN VACANT SIDE OF BUILDING FLOODING THAT SIDE & THREATENING TRACTOR SUPPLY SIDE.

Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD
1/10/2014 9:20:33 AM

Jan. 9th Edition of 98th PA Farm Show News

Inside PDA
Jan. 9, 2014
The 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.

Lehigh's Peppermint Reigns Supreme for Second Year in a Row

Peppermint, a Saanen dairy goat exhibited by Andrew Bowman of Slatington, Lehigh County won Best Doe in Show at the Junior Dairy Goat Show on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Harrisburg. More...

Everyone's a Winner at Farm Show's Exceptional Kids Rodeo

To athletes sometimes there are things more important than their sport, and that holds true for the Exceptional Kids Rodeo on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Sauteed Pork Sizzled PA Preferred™ Culinary Connection

First Lady of Agriculture, Christine Greig, and Corporate Executive Chef Hilton Harrisburg, John Reis, cooked up delicious medallions of pork with Granny Smith apples and sauerkraut at the PA Preferred Culinary Connection booth on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Lancaster County Man Calls the Shots

Patrick K. Morgan of New Holland, Lancaster County was named champion auctioneer at the 36th Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest, held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Chester, Centre and Montgomery Co. Pitchers Hook First Place

Emily Hatrick, West Grove, Chester County, David Young, Howard, Centre County, and David Holliday, Limerock, Montgomery County, won first place in their respective classes at the Horseshoe Tournament on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Snyder County Man Takes Home Tractor Pull Trophies

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Jarred Hassinger of Middleburg, Snyder County, hauled his 1956 Oliver Super 77 to the Pennsylvania Farm Show for the Antique Tractor Pull. When he left the Farm Show, he had his tractor, plus two champion trophies. More...

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Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer



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Friday, January 10, 2014 The latest news from the State Capitol

Reporting Deadline for Small Games of Chance Requirement Extended


 
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue extended the reporting deadline for clubs and other eligible organizations that hold small games of chance licenses by one year.

This change means there is no reporting requirement in 2014 for these organizations. The new date for electronic reporting will be Feb. 1, 2015, with a newly created online reporting system from the department becoming available later this year.

Organizations that don’t have a liquor license, or those with liquor licenses and proceeds of less than $20,000, are not required to file any reports.
              

Public Comment Open for Proposed Oil and Gas Regulations


The state’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) is currently collecting public comment on proposed oil and gas regulations related to Act 13 of 2012. The board scheduled seven hearings in locations across the state, but none here in north central Pennsylvania, so I recently sent a letter to Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Chris Abruzzo requesting a hearing in the McKean County area.

The proposed regulations are a significant concern for independent oil producers here who have indicated the regulations, which are geared primarily toward large-scale unconventional wells, are not only unnecessary for shallow well drillers but may well be the industry’s death sentence.

Independent oil and gas producers are vital contributors, not only to our local economy but to our statewide economy as well. It is important to ensure the future of Penn Grade crude and all the business and industry it supports.

Anyone interested in submitting comment to the EQB may do so online or through the mail no later than Feb. 12. Click here for details.
 

Congratulations to Area Winners at State Farm Show


Residents from McKean and Potter counties were winners at this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The eight-day event is the largest indoor agricultural exhibition in the country and includes a variety of competitions for everything from fruits, vegetables and straw to crafts, baked goods and textiles. Not surprisingly, Potter County entrants faired well in the maple syrup competitions, with Hamilton’s Maple Products, Brydonson Farm and Charles
Nelson being recognized for their syrups and other maple products.

Check out all of the results at the Pennsylvania Farm Show website. Congratulations!
 
Winning maple syrup entries on display at the Farm Show in Harrisburg.  
  

Get Rid of Prescription Medications Safely


 
Area residents looking to dispose of old or unused prescription medications are encouraged to take them to the MedReturn box recently installed at the Emporium Borough Building. The boxes are being placed in 29 counties across the Commonwealth to help safely dispose of prescription drugs and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Prescription drug abuse has quadrupled in the past 10 years and now results in more deaths than street drugs. The problem is especially growing among adolescents. The borough office is located at 421 N. Broad St. Medications must be brought to the office during regular business hours.