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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Troopers Report No Injuries In Rt. 872 Accident



D. Bruce Cahilly, Esquire, 74, of Ulysses, PA

D. Bruce Cahilly
D. BRUCE CAHILLY, ESQUIRE
Beloved Father, Husband & Friend

D. Bruce Cahilly, Esquire, 74, of Ulysses, PA,  passed away with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

Born December 7, 1939 in Camden, NJ, he was a son of Glen Moylan Cahilly and Ruth McDonough Cahilly. He was also the husband of Chyrl L. Boyd, whom he married on June 10, 2010 in Ulysses, PA.

Bruce believed strongly in the pursuit of lifelong learning. Unable to complete grade school due to family financial circumstances, he obtained his GED from the Woodrow Wilson Evening School in Camden, NJ. 

At the same time, Bruce worked for the New York Ship Building Corporation, where he obtained the level of 3rd Class Shipfitter during the construction of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk CVA-63 aircraft supercarrier. 

He moved to Potter County in the late 1950s with his parents, and subsequently earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Husbandry Science at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1963. During Bruce’s four years at Virginia Tech, he served in the Corps of Cadets, was a member of the Sash & Sabre Society, the College Journalism Board, the Pi Delta Epsilon fraternity, and the honorary agricultural society known as the Block & Bridle Club. 

Bruce went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1966, and served his legal clerkship with the law firm of Mahaley & Duvall in Coudersport, PA. Upon successfully completing the requirements of admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, Bruce established his own law firm in Coudersport, PA on January 1, 1968.

Bruce was deeply dedicated to serving his community. He acted as a tireless advocate for many of the county’s governmental and other not-for-profit organizations, served as a loyal member of numerous civic clubs, and provided pro bono legal advice to countless others in need. 

Among other roles, Bruce served as Solicitor of Potter County and many of the townships, boroughs and municipal authorities in the area for many years; Solicitor for the Potter County Planning Commission; President of the Potter County Bar Association for two terms; a member and Master of the Fraternal Order of Free & Accepted Masons in Coudersport, PA; Chairman of the Potter County Chapter of the American Red Cross; Chief Advisor of the Potter County Coroner’s Office; a member of the American Eagles Motorcycle Club in Ulysses, PA (holding the cherished post of “Legal Eagle”); a member of the Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses, PA; a member of the Coudersport American Legion Potter Post #192; a member of the Coudersport Area Lions Club; a member of the Coudersport Exchange Club (now Coudersport Service Club); and a member of the Brookland Club in Ulysses, PA. 

Bruce was also active in local, state and national politics and policy in the pursuit of the betterment and welfare of his community. Among other roles, he served as longtime Chairman of the Potter County Republican Committee; a committee member of the Pennsylvania Board of Health; an appointed member of the Judicial Nominating Committee for the 55th Judicial District of Pennsylvania; as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and a member of The Pennsylvania Society not-for-profit organization.

Bruce was also a prolific entrepreneur, and very active in the local business community. In 1972, he incorporated the family business, DBC Enterprises, Inc., which remains headquartered in Coudersport, PA and is now led by his older son and business partner for more than 25 years, D. Bruce Cahilly II. 

In 2008, Bruce partnered in his legal practice with his younger daughter Karen C. Cahilly, Esquire; together, they formed Cahilly & Cahilly Law Offices, also headquartered in Coudersport, PA. 

Bruce was also an active member and President of the Coudersport Rotary Club; Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Grange National Bank of Ulysses (now known as First Citizens Community Bank); and Chairman and CEO of the First National Bank of Genesee.

Bruce is survived by a large and loving family. In addition to his wife Chyrl, Bruce is survived by his brother Glenn Moylan (Mary) Cahilly of New Tripoli, PA; his sister, Joan A. (Craig) Brown of Durham, NC; his four children: Gael L. Cahilly of Long Island, NY, D. Bruce (Janet) Cahilly II of Emporium, PA, Jason Glen (Beth) Cahilly, Esquire, of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and Karen C. Cahilly, Esquire, of Coudersport, PA; his fourteen grandchildren: Amber L. Nardone, Mario M. Nardone, Vincent John Nardone, D. Giovanni Nardone, D. Bruce Cahilly III, Aubrey M. Cahilly, J. Alexander Cahilly, Caroline E. Cahilly, Glen Moylan Cahilly, Lundeen B. Cahilly, Paige E. Espenshade, Sarah Espenshade, Julian Smith, and Aristotle A. Smith; his great-grandson, Darren M. Nardone; and many nieces and nephews. 

 Bruce also is survived by his six step-children: Shannon L. (Doug) Eckert of Coudersport, PA; Greg P. (Megan) Gooch of Manhattan, NY; Jarratt J. (Melanie) Gooch of Cranberry, PA; Jayson B. Gooch of Coudersport, PA; Major Jill R. (Corey) Moss, currently serving with the U.S. Army in Kansas; and Sydney D. Darrin of Coudersport, PA; as well as nine step-grandchildren and a step-great-granddaughter. 

Bruce was predeceased by his parents and his nephew, Frank Rojs.

Friends may call on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Coudersport, PA. A memorial service will follow at 2 pm with the Rev. David Minor, Sr., officiating. 

In addition, all are welcome to attend a wake held in Bruce’s honor and in celebration of his fun-loving approach to life, starting at 7:00 pm at the Coudersport American Legion.

Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915; the Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post 693, P.O. Box 236, Ulysses, PA 16948; the Gospel Tabernacle Church, 420 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915; or to the Heritage AFlame Ministries, 198 Salt Rising Road, Bolivar, NY 14715. 

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

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

Bernadine Heaps, 79, of Galeton, PA

Bernadine Heaps, 79, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at her home.

 Born November 6, 1934 in Wellston, OH, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Mary Adith (Potts) Davis. 

 Bernadine enjoyed reading, knitting, going to the movies, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends. 

 Surviving are a son, Brett Schaefer, Pleasant Valley, AZ; a daughter, Brenda (Sam) Spigelmeyer, Galeton, PA; five grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her husband Bill Heaps. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00am to 11:00am with a Memorial Service following at 11:00am. The Rev. Skeet Keaton will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Library.

Russell Eugene “Gene” Wood, 70, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Keating Summit, PA

Russell Eugene “Gene” Wood 
“The Gardener”

Russell Eugene “Gene” Wood, 70, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Keating Summit, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY, after a long illness.

Born June 14, 1943 in Rochester, PA, he was a son of Russell M. and Helen Claire Griffen Wood. On September 4, 1965 in Erie, PA, he married Bonnie Brydon, who survives.

Vietnam War Vet
Gene was a graduate of Penn State University and a graduate of Townson State College in Baltimore, MD. He held degrees in forestry, business administration, and accounting.

Mr. Wood was a U.S. Army veteran attaining the rank of sergeant, having served with the Military Intelligence Imagery Interpretation Division during the Vietnam War.

He served as vice president/chief financial officer at Minard Run Oil Company in Bradford, retiring after 25 years of service.

Gene was a natural dyer, “creating colors from the forest” using natural materials found in the local woods. He loved his pets. He was instrumental as a resident of Sweden Valley Manor in helping to expand Yesterdays Garden, facilitating resident participation earning him the nickname, “The Gardener”.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Ira James (Tanya) Wood of Salt Lake City, Utah; a brother, E. Ernest (Susan) Wood of Murrells Inlet, SC; a sister, Marita (Bruce) Johnson of Springfield, VT; and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Gene’s wishes, there will be no formal services. Burial will be in Gardeau Cemetery, Keating Summit.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Sweden Valley Manor, Yesterdays Garden, 1028 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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

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

Ambulances Dispatched for Snowmobile Accident

Ambulances Dispatched for Snowmobile Accident
At 9:10 PM on Saturday, Bradford Ambulances were dispatched to 130 Spring Drive in Lafayette Township for a snowmobile accident and then recalled as a second call reported victims going to hospital by private vehicle.

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 25 at 8:11PM EST until January 26 at 0AM EST by NWS

Updated

Bradford Dispatched To Vehicle Fire

Bradford Dispatched To Vehicle Fire
At 6:56 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Congress & Sherman Streets in Bradford for a vehicle fire.

Allegany Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 417 Near Legion

Allegany Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 417 Near Legion
At 6:06 PM on Saturday, Allegany has been dispatched to a vehicle crash on Rt. 417 near the American Legion.

Minor Injury In Rt. 6 Crash Near Mt. Jewett


Bruce Duane Fisher, 72, of 1795 Meservey Hill Road, Wellsville, NY

Bruce Duane Fisher, 72, of 1795 Meservey Hill Road, Wellsville, NY, passed away at home on Thursday, January 23, 2014 following a brief illness. He was born February 13, 1941 in Salamanca the son of the late Joseph and Marian (Swan) Fisher.

US Navy

Bruce was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a 21 year veteran of the U. S. Navy serving from 1960 to 1981. On returning to Wellsville he coached football & baseball and was employed by the Wellsville Central School as a bus driver.

He is survived by one son, Jeffery (Natalie) Fisher of Waldheim, Saskatchewan, two granddaughters, Simarra of Waldheim, Saskatchewan and Nastastia of Calgary, Alberta, one sister, Brenda Marvin of Alfred Station, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Leslie Fisher and one sister, Diane Cline.

Friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:00 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville, with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial with military honors will be in Stannards Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to any charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Rollover Crash North Of Eldred

Rollover Crash North Of Eldred
At 5:30 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire & Eldred Boro Ambulance have been dispatched to a rollover one vehicle crash on Rt. 446 North near Andrews Salvage Yard.

Kathleen Diana "Dee" Atwood, 82, of 339 South Main Street, Wellsville, NY

Kathleen Diana "Dee" Atwood, 82, of 339 South Main Street, Wellsville, NY, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a brief illness. 

She was born January 12, 1932 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Alfred and Mildred (Fowler) McGinnis. On October 29, 1949, she married Kenneth L. Atwood, who predeceased her on June 14, 1981.

Diana was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She and Ken lived in the Far East, Australia, Texas and England for 30 years until Ken's unexpected death in 1981.She then came home to Wellsville and was a member of the Women of the Moose for several years.

She is survived by two sons, Patric T. Atwood of Rowlett, Texas, and Timothy L. McGinnis of Rochester; two daughters, Kristine L. Avery and Dana D. Abney, both of Seattle, Washington; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, Alfred and Thomas McGinnis, one sister, Mary Thompson, and Fritz Graves, Dee's long time companion, who died in 1992.

At Diana's request, there will be no visitation or service. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the S.P. C. A. Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Ludlow & Kane Dispatched To Fire Alarm

Ludlow & Kane Dispatched To Fire Alarm
At 5:21 PM on Saturday, Ludlow, Kane Fire DEpt. & Kane Ambulance have been dispatched to a residential fire alarm at 194 Wetmore Trail.

Structure Fire On Marvin Street In Wilcox

STRUCTURE FIRE-APARTMENT
Address: 415 MARVIN ST
City: JONES
Cross Streets: OAK ST * LAWRENCE ST
REPORT SMOKE SHOWING
Agency: ELK COMPANY 6 FD
1/25/2014 5:01:19 PM


5:25 PM--ASSISTANT 6 REPORTS FIRE UNDER CONTROL

Derek Anthony Trowbridge, 23, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Gold, PA and Shinglehouse, PA

Derek A. Trowbridge
Derek A. Trowbridge  
“Beloved Son, Brother and Uncle”

Derek Anthony Trowbridge, 23, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Gold, PA and Shinglehouse, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 23, 2014.

Born January 25, 1990 in Olean, NY, he was a son of Bruce and Sherry Meyer Trowbridge.
Throughout his school years, Derek excelled academically and had participated in the Enrichment program from Elementary through High School. He completed one year of college at Lynchburg Community College with studies in business.

Derek worked in the family businesses, Trowbridge’s Furniture in Galeton, PA and Wellsville, NY and Village Carpet in Coudersport.

As a youth, Derek attended Faith Bible Church in Little Genesee where he was a part of the Awana Club and the teen program. He also attended JAM Club at Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church in Shinglehouse as a child. Derek accepted the Lord Jesus as his Saviour in the Fall of 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Galeton, PA.

He collected baseball cards and coins. He was an avid sports fan, enjoying the NY Mets and the Miami Dolphins. He loved to fish and hunt. At nine years of age he hooked a trophy pike, having his picture in the newspaper. In his teen years he was proud to have shot a 12 point buck. In the summer he enjoyed playing in the Ultimate Frisbee League in Shinglehouse with his brothers. He was an avid roller blader, loved to bowl, play pool, and ping pong.

Derek loved to play baseball, having started playing tee ball as a child, advancing to junior Little League, then Little League, playing on the Shinglehouse Babe Ruth All Star Team, and then playing baseball through his high school years. He also wrestled and played basketball while in school.

Derek was very family oriented, loved his family, and enjoyed “hanging out” with his brothers.

Surviving are his parents; five brothers, Joe, Shane (Jessica), Bruce III (Daniela), Shaun (Janelle) and Aaron; two nephews, Dylan and Kyran; a niece, Aurora; many aunts, uncles, cousins; and his special cat, Frankie.

Derek was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold Bruce and Theresa Trowbridge; and his maternal grandparents, Joe and Ruth Meyer.

Friends may call on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee, NY from 10 a.m. to noon. Funeral services will follow at noon with The Rev. Clint E. Pearsall, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, PA.

Memorials in Derek’s name may be made to Shinglehouse Little League, PO Box 516, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to Faith Bible Church Children’s Church Program, 8137 Main Street, Little Genesee, NY 14754.

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

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

Galeton Rotary club news

The Galeton Rotary Club met on Thursday evening January 23 at the Ox Yoke Inn with president Doug reeves presiding.

Our guest was Bob Benedict from Wellsboro. Bob is the president of the Benedict's Bus Service Co. in Wellsboro. He gave a very interesting talk about the history of his company . The company was started in 1964. They now have 15 buses and 3 vans. In 1981 they added 6 coaches and do tours all over the United States and Europe. Benedict's have a total of 52 employees and provides a much needed service to the area.

George Bowen was in charge of the program. George is also a coach driver for the company.

Next week the club will be meeting at the Coach Stop Inn for a quarterly party for members and guests.

Dog Found In Port Allegany

Dog owner has been located.

Austin dispatched to on vehicle crash on Rt. 872

1/25/20142:22 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT4032 ROUTE 872KEATING TWP
Austin Fire & Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to on vehicle crash on Rt. 872.

Winter Weather Advisory issued January 25 at 1: 53PM EST until January 25 at 8:00PM EST by NWS

Updated

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 25 at 1:53PM EST until January 25 at 8: 00PM EST by NWS

Updated

Roulette Dispatched To Crash Near Bilek's Curve East of Roulette

Roulette Dispatched To Crash Near Bilek's Curve East of Roulette
At 1:40 PM on Saturday, Roulette Fire Rescue ans Ambulance have been dispatched to Route 6 near Bilek's Curve for a motor vehicle accident.Report one vehicle into the guard rail. Vehicle is in the middle of the road. USE CAUTION UNTIL TRAFFIC CONTROL ARRIVES.

1/25/20141:38 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT1803 ROUTE 6 WROULETTE TWP
 REPORT ONE PERSON SELF EXTRICATED, ONE LANE BLOCKED, TRAFFIC HAS BEEN OPENED BACK UP. COMMAND TERMINATED. OCCUPANT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION.

PennDOT Reduces Speed Limits on Interstate 80

PennDOT Reduces Speed Limits on Interstate 80 in Venango County

| January 25, 2014 Explore Vanango
FRANKLIN, Pa. – Due to extreme winter road conditions, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways in the region.
PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways:
Interstate 80 between Interstate 79 and Clearfield County (I-80 in Clarion, Jefferson, and Venango Counties)
Although PennDOT crews have been treating roadways, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear. Read more...

58 County Fair Queens Competing for State Fair Queen Title

The Pennsylvania Fair Queen Competition is underway in Hershey, PA.

58 County Fair Queens are vying for the State Fair Queen title at the 102nd Pennsylvania Fairs and Showmen Convention.

Pictured from left to right are: Emily Housler from Kane, McKean County; Hannah Greene from Roulette, Potter County; Catherine Caldwell from Emporium, Cameron County; Kate Steele from Jefferson County

The girls participated in three days of judging and seminars, culminating with crowning of the new queen Saturday, Jan 25.

Free to good home

Free to good home.
 
1 year old Boxer/American Bulldog mix
House broke. Good with kids..

814-203-0584

WATCH FIRST TRUE DEBATE OF GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN

WATCH FIRST TRUE DEBATE OF GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN

John Hanger establishes clear positions on marijuana legalization and protecting working people from rising auto insurance rates. Watch the first true debate of the gubernatorial campaign this evening on PCN at 6:00 and tomorrow at 2 pm. Will the Democratic Party follow Hanger’s lead and put working families ahead of big money donors?



Check local cable listings to find PCN.

Emporium Dispatched To Possible Chimney Fire

STRUCTURE FIRE-CHIMNEY
Address: 39 THOMAS RYAN RD
City: SHIPPEN
Cross Streets: MAY HOLLOW RD

Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD; EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
1/25/2014 11:31:54 AM

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner For Jeremy "Barnyard" Barnard


Interstate 80 West is closed

I-80 TRAFFIC UPDATE:

Interstate 80 West is closed between Exit 97 (SR 219 – Dubois) in Jefferson County and Exit 90 (SR 830 East Dubois Airport) in Clearfield County due to a multi-vehicle crash at mile marker 93 in Washington Township, Jefferson County.

Traffic is being transferred of I-80 West at Exit 97 to SR 830 and back on at Exit 90.

The road is expected to reopen by 1 pm.

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 25 at 4:45AM EST until January 25 at 8: 00PM EST by NWS

Updated

Winter Weather Advisory issued January 25 at 4: 45AM EST until January 25 at 8:00PM EST by NWS

Updated

Join Us For Cabin Fever Saturday January 25th

Winterfest & Vintage Snoiwmobile Show Today In Roulette From 10 AM to 4 PM

PUBLIC INVITED--BRING THE KIDS--FOOD--GAMES--SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE--IT'S OUR 12TH YEAR

Rn's & LPN's Needed In Galeton & Ulysses Areas

Friday, January 24, 2014

Integrated Children’s Services Committee To Meet

Integrated Children’s Services Committee To Meet

January 24th, 2014
childrenParents and grandparents who would like to be part of planning services for their children and grandchildren are invited to join the Potter County Integrated Children’s Services Planning Committee. Committee meetings are held four times a year and include, among other agenda items, organizing the annual Family Fun Fair each summer at the Potter County Fairgrounds in Millport. 

In the past, the committee has supported the Boys and Girls Club of Potter County. That organization recently announced it hopes to reopen in the fall. 

Next Integrated Children’s Services Planning Committee meeting will be held at 10 am Thursday, Jan. 30, at Potter County Human Services in Roulette. Agenda items include scheduling community training and updates on the Women, Infants and Children Program. For more information on how to become involved, call 544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.

Some Jobs Are Available, But Workforce Lacks Skills

Some Jobs Are Available, But Workforce Lacks Skills

snelickSome perspective on the recent economic/employment profile of Potter and five other counties was provided by a local economic development professional. Susan Snelick, executive director of the North Central Workforce Investment Board, said the jobs are out there, but it’s the workforce that is lagging. 

She quotes employers frustrated with the lack of qualified applicants and those willing to show up on time and stay drug-free. Employee turnover is a chronic problem. Some qualified workers do not apply because they’re getting by on unemployment compensation benefits.

“From conversations we have had with employers, they have jobs vacant, but are not able to fill them,” Snelick said. “They are having a hard time finding people with the work-ready skills they need.” Snelick played a key role in development of the 100-page Workforce Investment Area Five-Year Plan, covering McKean, Potter, Elk, Cameron, Jefferson and Clearfield counties. 

It contains some positive signs, but also a number of concerns – including a shrinking and aging population. Purpose of the study is to better direct government resources to address the economic and social challenges. Here are some of the findings:
  • Manufacturing jobs have been declining and are expected to fall even more. Decreases are also expected in the information sector, company management, government, retail, agriculture and utilities. Employment opportunities will grow in the oil and gas industries finance, administrative support, waste management, real estate, tourism, health care and social assistance.
  • Highest population growth will be seen in the two population groups (ages 0-19 and 65-plus) who create the greatest demand on services.
  • Some 8.7 percent of Potter County adults hold bachelor degrees, compared to 16.1 percent statewide. It’s estimated that 63 percent of jobs will require at least some college education by 2018.
Among the strategies contained in the plan is expanded use of Pennsylvania CareerLink offices to help employers and deliver and/or pay for training to bridge the skills gap. (Source: Endeavor News)

WESB Radio News Director Recognized By Pet Owners

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1/24/2014 9:14 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 15 TIOGA TWP

1/24/20149:14 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 15TIOGA TWP

1 VEHICLE CRASH 1 INJURY, MANSFIELD FIRE, AMBULANCE, TIOGA FIRE. ROLLOVER CRASH NEAR WELCOME CENTER. NORTHBOUND LANE.


NOW REPORTING 7 OCCUPANTS IN THE ROLLOVER VEHICLE

ACTIVATED ALARM-HIGH LIFE HAZ AT COMFORT INN

ACTIVATED ALARM-HIGH LIFE HAZ
Address: 195 COMFORT LN, COMFORT INN
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: S SAINT MARYS ST
ACTIVATED ALARM ON FIRST FLOOR

Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD; ST. MARYS AMBULANCE
1/24/2014 9:15:38 PM

CANCELLED BY DEPUTY ON SCENE.

Winter Weather Advisory issued January 24 at 8: 08PM EST until January 26 at 10:00AM EST by NWS

Updated

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 24 at 8:08PM EST until January 26 at 10 :00AM EST by NWS

Updated

Shinglehouse Dispatched For Ambulance Assist

At 7:41 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. dispatched for lift assistance for ambulance on Clara Road.

Natural Gas Restored To Ridgway Homes--Gas Company Relighting Furnaces

260 Homes Lose Natural Gas Service After Gas Line is Ruptured Today

National Fuel Gas has reported that the Natural Gas Line rupture in Ridgway has been repaired. Gas Co. representatives will go door-to-door to re-light furnaces. We encourage you to ask them to verify that they work for the Gas Company. Any problems, call 772-0000, and a police officer will be sent to assist you. 
 
The re-light is supposed to take most of the night. 
 
If needed, a warming shelter is open at the Ridgway VFD Central Station.
 
The main natural gas line was struck by a bulldozer earlier today.

Retailers: Do You Know What Drug Users Want From Your Store?

Retailers: Do You Know What Drug Users Want From Your Store?

Retailers in Cameron County have contacted the chamber of commerce with questions regarding items that those using illegal drugs may purchase or steal to aide them in the use of the drugs. “In two cases, the retailers have noticed that items are missing from their shelves,” says executive director Tina Johns Solak. Those facts have spearheaded a free seminar to be held at the chamber office.

Emporium Police Chief Matt Siple confirms he has heard similar stories about silverware and plumbing fixtures stolen from businesses. Siple will oversee the meeting with retailers on Tuesday February 4 at 6pm at the chamber office. “Information on how retailers can prevent theft and establishing a line of communication with the police department regarding suspicious activity is the goal of the meeting,” according to Johns Solak.

Anyone wishing more information is asked to contact either the Emporium Police Department or Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office.

Use Chamber Bucks Like Cash

Use Chamber Bucks Like Cash

In December almost $3,000.00 worth of Chamber Bucks were purchased. The gift certificates spend like cash at any of the chamber member locations on the back of the gift certificate. If you are in a business and see the sample gift certificate you know they accept them same as cash.

If you frequent a business and would like them to get involved with the program, call the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office and we will make the contact. Chamber Buck gift certificates are available at the chamber office in any denomination. An envelope is included and no extra fees are charged.

Chamber Bucks promote shopping locally!

Sample of front and back of Chamber Bucks


Kimberly L. Podolski, 43, of 591 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA

Kimberly L. Podolski
Kimberly L. Podolski, 43, of 591 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 as a result of domestic violence.

Born March 24, 1970 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Wanda R. (Sweet) Mills and James Griffin.

Ms. Podolski attended Bradford schools and graduated from Nurses Training at BOCES.

She had worked as a Nurses Aide at Olean General Hospital. She enjoyed cooking, the outdoors, all animals, spending time with her family but most especially spending time with her beloved children.

Surviving is one daughter, Kendall Podolski of Limestone, two sons Dylan (Staci) O'Quain, and Mason Podolski, both of Newark NY

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and many aunts and uncles.

Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday January 29, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Ave., Bradford, at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Glenn A. Hamilton, Pastor Emeritus of the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Andover, NY.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701.

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

Derek Anthony Trowbridge, 23, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Gold, PA and Shinglehouse, PA

Derek Anthony Trowbridge, 23, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Gold, PA and Shinglehouse, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 23, 2014.
Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

1/24/2014 5:23 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT HEISE RUN RD&ROUTE 6 DELMAR TWP


1/24/2014
5:23 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTHEISE RUN RD&ROUTE 6DELMAR TWP
REPORT 2 VEHICLE CRASH ON RT. 6. POSSIBLY ONE INJURY. WELLSBORO FIRE & AMBULANCE RESPONDING.

Henry Scott Plowman, 44, of 172 Elm St., Bradford, PA/Bradford City Firefighter

Henry Scott Plowman
Henry Scott Plowman, 44, of 172 Elm St., Bradford, PA, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born February 17, 1969 in Greensburg, he was a son of the late Henry John Plowman and Linda R. (Stough) Plowman, who survives.

He attended Derry Schools and completed his professional firefighter training at the Firefighter Academy in Maryland in 1992.

He worked in Bladensburg, Montgomery County, and Rockville Fire Department in MD. He was a paid firefighter for companies in South Conway, SC and Washington, DC for ten years with Engine Companies 1, 16, and 32, and was a first responder at the 911 attack on the Pentagon. He worked for a private fire fighting firm in Iraq for a year and then for the City of Bradford Fire Department for the last five years.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Derry, the Derry Rod and Gun Club, the Eagle's Club in Bradford and the VFW in Austin. 

He was an avid gardener with awesome gardens. He loved the outdoors so that he could hunt or fish every season of the year. As well as many sports playing baseball, hockey, football, golf, and snow skiing. He was on the ski patrol at Seven Springs Resort. In his earlier days he was a guide in Colorado. 

He was a die hard Steeler and Penguins fan as well as enjoying his "Coors". He also enjoyed his cats. 

He lived his life to the fullest every day and truly enjoyed going to work as a firefighter as he loved his job and his brother firefighters through his career.

In addition to his mother Linda of Millwood, he is survived by a sister, Rhonda (Ron) Charles, of Sylvania, OH, one brother, Robert Von Plowman, of Friday Harbor, WA, his fiancee, Helen Bogenschutz of Bradford, an adopted step brother Tim Gump of Derry, four nieces all of Ohio - Kristin, Jessica, Allison and Ashley, two great nephews, Tyson and Levi, one great niece, Valencia, one great niece very soon, Leah and one cousin Craig Sell of Millwood. 

He was preceded in death by his father and one niece, Megan.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday January 29, 2014 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 372 East Main St., Bradford. Friends are also invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 30, 2014 in St. Bernard Church, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as celebrant. Burial will be in Hillview Cemetery in Greensburg.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Bradford City Fire Department.

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

Russell Eugene “Gene” Wood, 70, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Keating Summit, PA

Russell Eugene “Gene” Wood, 70, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Keating Summit, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY, after a long illness.

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

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DEP Announces Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop in Latrobe

DEP Announces Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop in Latrobe

PITTSBURGH -- The Department of Environmental Protection invites middle school teachers, administrators and building managers to a Monday February 24, 2014 training workshop in Latrobe, Westmoreland County on the Keystone Energy Education Program (KEEP) to teach and track energy efficiency in school buildings and homes.

The workshop is offered free of charge and will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Vincent College Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at 744 Walzer Way. Please register in advance. The deadline to register is February 17th .

KEEP is geared to teachers of grades 4 through 8, administrators and building maintenance managers. Workshop participants will learn about and explore energy issues, including fundamentals and impacts, electricity generation, transportation fuels, careers, energy conservation, student teams and school building energy benchmarking through presentations, tours and hands-on activities.

Participants will have the opportunity to integrate high level, standards-based energy education into their formal curriculum. This could include lesson plans, curricular modules and ongoing benchmarking through EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager, resulting in energy efficiency assessments leading to improvements that reduce energy consumption.

The workshops are based on Pennsylvania’s Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors for Environment and Ecology, Science and Technology and Engineering Education. Participating teachers will receive background information, standards-based curricular materials and energy conservation material kits.

Participating teachers will be eligible for seven Act 48 credit hours.

Space is limited, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register by contacting the KEEP Coordinator Susan Gove at 412-431-1010 or at sgove@gove.org.

Frank L. Muto, 86, of 440 Congress St., Bradford, PA, formerly of Bolivar Drive

Frank L. Muto
Frank L. Muto, 86, of 440 Congress St., Bradford, PA, formerly of Bolivar Drive, passed away, Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born November 22, 1927 in Rochester, NY, he was a son of the late Anthony D. and Susan (Chiapetta) Muto.

In 1956 he married Virginia M.(Sweitzer) Muto who preceded him in death on June 25, 1992.


Korean War Vet
Mr. Muto was a 1946 graduate of Bradford High School. He was Captain of the undefeated Football Team under Coach Pflug. He was selected to play on the Pennsylvania All State Football Team.

On September 18, 1950 he enlisted in the United States Army and served as a Cpl. in Japan during the Korean War. On August 22, 1952 he was honorably discharged.

He was a member of the Italian American Club, American Legion, VFW and the former Bradford Moose Lodge.

He owned and operated the Option House for many years,. He was involved in Commercial Real Estate in the Bradford Area for some time. He managed the kitchen at Howard Johnson's and later was the Chef at Casey's Restaurant.

Surviving are two children, a daughter, Maria A. (Tim) Heraty, and a son, Mark C. (Barbara) Muto, all of Pittsburgh, a brother, Anthony Muto, of Browntown Township, MI, 4 grandchildren, Kelly Muto, Emily Muto, John Heraty and Michael Heraty, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 sons, Anthony Muto, who died July 1, 1993 and John W. Muto who died January 20, 1995 and one sister Phyllis Beyer.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 26, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where a prayer service will be held at 9:30am on Monday, January 27, 2014, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Military Honors and burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Hospice, VNA 1223 East Main Street Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Richard J. Clark, 85, of 37 Keating Ave., Bradford, PA

Richard J. Clark
Richard J. Clark, 85, of 37 Keating Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away, Friday, January 24, 2014, at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born May 30, 1928, in Bradford he was the son of the late George and Ida (Frutiger) Clark.

WWII Vet
Mr. Clark attended Bradford Schools. On August 15, 1945 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, and served during WW II. He was stationed in Hawaii and was honorably discharge in August of 1946.

In June of 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford he married JoAnne (Sparks) Clark who died March 3, 2001.

He had been employed at Dresser Manufacturing for 48 years. He had been a Little League Coach, a McKean County Boy Scout Leader, which included an expedition to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He was a member of the Mt. Jewett American Legion, and the Bob Swanson Detachment of the Marine Corps League.

Mr. Clark enjoyed his retirement, camping and boating with his friends at the Onoville Marina. He and his wife were members of the Beer Can Collectors of America, traveling to the annual Canventions in the US, Canada and Europe.

Surviving are 3 sons, Greg (Diane) Clark, of Bradford, Jerry (JoAnn) Clark, of Westline and Tom Clark of Pittsburgh, one sister, Ruth Harriett, of Tionesta, 4 grandchildren, Kristie Clark, Kevin Clark, Nicole Clark and Melanie Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother George Clark.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, January 27, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., Bradford, where funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, with Rev. Rob Klouw co-pastor, of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Military Honors and burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Kinzua Valley Trail Club, 31 CCC Road, Westline, PA 16740.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Allen R. Lyon, Sr., 82, of Warren, PA

Allen R. Lyon, Sr.
Allen R. Lyon, Sr., 82, of Warren, PA, died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Warren General Hospital after an illness since, May 2013.
Korean War Vet

He was born January 21, 1932 in Youngsville, PA., son of the late William A. and Minnie Cooper Lyon. 

He was a Warren area resident most of his life. He had served with the U.S. Army as a Corporal during the Korean War, serving with Company I, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division in Germany, earning an occupational medal. 

He was employed as a quality control inspector in the Bearings Dept. of SKF, formerly Marlin Rockwell of Jamestown, N.Y. retiring in 1989 after 38 years employment. He was also a self-employed roofer. 

A member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Warren, Tidioute V.F.W., served as Past Commander of the Warren American Legion Post 135, Warren Senior Center, and a driver for Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Zwald Lyon whom he married December 13, 1952 in Warren, PA., 6 Children – Judy Stockhausen and husband, Lewis of Bear Lake, PA., Kathie Reed and husband, Allan of Pittsfield, PA., Carol Nuhfer and husband, James of Harrisburg, PA., Rebecca Bayne of Oil City, PA., Allen R. Lyon, Jr. and wife, Julie of Cochranton, PA., Michael Lyon and wife, Jora of Pittsfield, PA., 2 Sisters – Geneva Nagy of Warren, PA., Alice Mabb of Ballston Spa, N.Y., 2 Sister-in-laws, Marilyn “Jean” Gustafson of Warren, PA., Mary Carol Cartney of Titusville, PA., 16 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 Brothers and 1 Sister and 1 Granddaughter. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted there Monday, January 27, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. by Rev. G.A. Hankins, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the U. S. Army military personnel. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through First Church of the Nazarene, 907 Pennsylvania Avenue East, Warren, PA. 16365 or Disabled American Veterans Chapter 75, %Dan Edmiston, 5159 Route 337, Tidioute, PA. 16351. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

NWS-Buffalo Has Issued A Winter Storm Warning For Snow And Blowing Snow/Wind Chill Advisory

Cattaraugus & Allegany County, NY



... ...Wind Chill Advisory In Effect From Midnight Saturday Night To Noon EST Sunday... 

The National Weather Service In Buffalo Has Issued A Winter Storm Warning For Snow And Blowing Snow...Which Is In Effect From 7 PM This Evening To 7 PM EST Saturday. 

A Wind Chill Advisory Has Also Been Issued. This Wind Chill Advisory Is In Effect From Midnight Saturday Night To Noon EST Sunday. 

The Winter Weather Advisory Is No Longer In Effect. 
* Locations...Western New York. 
* Timing...Early This Evening Through Late Sunday Morning. 
* Hazards...Snow And Significant Blowing Snow. 
* Accumulations...3 To 6 Inches. 
* Winds...Southwest 20 To 30 Mph With Gusts Up To 45 Mph. 
* Visibilities...Under A Quarter Mile At Times. 
* Wind Chill Values...As Low As 20 Below Saturday Night And Early Sunday. 
* Impacts...Travel Conditions Will Greatly Deteriorate With Snow Covered Roads And Possible Whiteout Conditions Due To Snow And Significant Wind Blown Snow.

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Fri, Jan 24th, 2014 2:23:00 pm Wellsboro Fire Department Dispatched Box 1-02 6 Hasting Street for a structure fire reported smoke showing. C1-20 request a 2nd alarm bring department 2 (Mansfield) and department 11 (Middlebury). C1-20 arrives on scene establishing Wellsboro Command on scene report is smoke showing. Units responding include :E1-3, T1-5, R1-8, E1-1, E11-2, L2-9, E11-1, T11-15, A2-16. Wellsboro Police is routing students from the Middle School to the High School for departure. At 1502 command reported fire out.

Coudersport Women--Only Minor Injury In Cameron County Crash


Rn's & LPN's Needed In Galeton & Ulysses Areas


...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 PM EST SATURDAY...

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Lynn M. VAN ETTEN, 84, of Ulysses, PA

Lynn M. VAN ETTEN, 84, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. A Memorial Services will be held at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA at a date and time to be announced. Memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance Association, Ulysses, PA 16948. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Fifth Largest Bear Harvest In PA History

BIG BEARS, BIG HARVEST
Fifty-eight bears topping 500 pounds part of fifth-largest harvest in Pennsylvania history.

Pennsylvania hunters harvested a total of 3,510 bears in 2013, the fifth-highest tally in state history, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported today.
The final total continues a trend of recent bear seasons taking their place in the record books. With harvest totals for 2013 now official, three of the five highest harvests have occurred in the past three years.
The all-time high was recorded in 2011, when 4,350 bears were harvested. In 2012, Pennsylvania hunters harvested 3,632 bears – the third-largest harvest in state history.
What might place 2013 in a class of its own is the number of large bears taken. Hunters in 2013 harvested 58 bears that weighed 500 pounds or more, and nine of those bears weighed 600 pounds or more.
While 2012 saw a higher number of bears harvested statewide compared to 2013, fewer large bears were taken. Forty-five of the bears in the 2012 harvest weighed 500 pounds or more, with five of them weighing 600 pounds or more.
“Seeing large bears in the harvest speaks well to the health of our bear population, but it also shows the opportunity that exists to harvest a truly, trophy-sized animal,” said Mark Ternent, the Game Commission’s bear biologist.
The harvest’s heaviest bear, taken in Lackawanna County on Nov. 25 by Daniel J. Beavers, of Covington Township, Lackawanna County, weighed an estimated 772 pounds.
The second- and third-heaviest bears of 2013 were taken later in the season. Nicholas Corridoni, of Duryea, turned the extended bear season in Luzerne County into a successful one by taking a bear estimated at 656 pounds during a Dec. 5 hunt in Pittston Township. And Derek A. Long, of Yukon, harvested a bear estimated at 640 pounds during the final day of the general season while hunting in Covington Township, Clearfield County.
One bear on the 2013 top 10 list – a male with an actual live weight of 598 pounds – was taken in the statewide bear archery season. Randall E. Tressler, of McVeytown, took the bear Nov. 20 with a crossbow in Wayne Township, Mifflin County.
Overall, 197 bears were taken during the statewide archery season in 2013.
The remaining bears on the top 10 list all were taken in the four-day general season, which had a total harvest of 2,521 bears. They include: an estimated 632-pounder taken Nov. 23 in East Providence Township, Bedford County, by Michael L. Truax, of Everett; an estimated 628-pound bear taken Nov. 27 in Texas Township, Wayne County, by Matthew F. Doherty, of Honesdale; an estimated 627-pound bear taken Nov. 23 in Bloss Township, Tioga County, by Wayne A. Gehers, of Mohnton; an estimated 616-pounder taken Nov. 23 in Union Township, Tioga County, by Bradley S. Rohrer, of Lancaster; an estimated 601-pound bear taken Nov. 25 in Shrewsbury Township, Sullivan County, by Jeffrey C. Kratz, of Collegeville; and an estimated 597-pound bear taken Nov. 23 in Greene Township, Pike County, by Jenna L. Schoenagel, of Greentown.
Extended bear seasons played a significant role in the overall harvest in 2013. Statewide, 780 bears were taken during extended seasons, which are open in select wildlife-management units. The total represents an increase compared to the 672 bears harvested during extended seasons in 2012.
Tioga County claimed the highest harvest in extended seasons, with 100 bears taken after the close of the general statewide bear season. Other top counties, and their harvest totals during the extended seasons, were: Wayne, 66; Bradford, 65; Pike, 60; and Potter, 54.
Bears were harvested in 53 of the state’s 67 counties. And unlike many years, when the top counties for bear harvests come exclusively from the Northeast and Northcentral regions, the Northwest Region also is represented on the top five counties list in 2013. Meanwhile, one of the usual leaders, Clinton County, dropped from the list. Among counties leading the bear harvest were: Tioga, 286 (227 in 2012); Lycoming, 234 (341); Potter, 196 (179); Pike, 150 (108); and Warren, 148 (94).
Ternent said changes in the top five counties list this year have their explanations. Acorns are a highly sought-after food by bears in the fall. And in years like 2013 when acorns are scarce, northcentral counties like Clinton, which are made up mostly of oak forest, tend to see harvest decline. Meanwhile, counties farther north, like Tioga and Potter, increase their harvests because beech and cherry are more common.
A shifting of the harvest is not permanent though, Ternent said, and hunting prospects in Clinton County should be exceptional next year.
Likewise, Ternent said, the gains seen in places like Warren County reflect expansion of the state’s bear population into an area that once was considered on the fringe of the statewide range. The expansion has been followed by growth in the region’s bear population, and correspondingly, increasing harvests, he said.
Final county harvests by region (with 2012 figures in parentheses) are:
Northwest (466): Warren, 148 (94); Jefferson, 70 (51); Venango, 70 (62); Clarion, 59 (77); Forest, 50 (56); Crawford, 36 (6); Butler, 24 (11); Erie, 6 (7); and Mercer, 3 (1).
Southwest (335): Somerset, 106 (94); Fayette, 67 (79); Indiana, 49 (24); Armstrong, 43 (35); Westmoreland, 41 (37); Cambria, 26 (11); and Allegheny, 3 (4).
Northcentral (1,430): Tioga, 286 (227); Lycoming, 234 (341); Potter 196 (179); Clinton, 133 (265); Clearfield, 125 (102); Cameron, 108 (67); McKean, 108 (134); Elk, 103 (76); Centre, 96 (143); and Union, 41 (82).
Southcentral (273): Huntingdon, 67 (125); Bedford, 55 (86); Mifflin, 31 (62); Blair, 29 (50); Juniata, 28 (37); Fulton, 19 (25); Snyder, 18 (14); Perry, 16 (32); Franklin, 9 (14); Cumberland, 1(2); and Adams, 0 (2).
Northeast (919): Pike, 150 (108); Wayne, 127 (73); Sullivan, 105 (60); Luzerne, 98 (100); Bradford, 96 (86); Monroe, 79 (102); Wyoming, 66 (57); Carbon, 57 (67); Susquehanna, 55 (41); Lackawanna, 48 (37); Columbia, 24 (36); Northumberland, 14 (26); and Montour, 0 (3).
Southeast (87): Schuylkill, 35 (39); Dauphin, 23 (48); Northampton, 18 (21); Lebanon, 7 (4);
Berks, 4 (7); and Lehigh 0 (3).
The final bear harvests by Wildlife Management Unit (with final 2012 figures in parentheses) were: WMU 1A, 16 (4); WMU 1B, 94 (38); WMU 2B, 4 (6); WMU 2C, 247 (268); WMU 2D, 171 (162); WMU 2E, 93 (50); WMU 2F, 309 (285); WMU 2G, 575 (829); WMU 2H, 87 (0); WMU 3A, 362 (342); WMU 3B, 364 (279); WMU 3C, 195 (146); WMU 3D, 393 (305); WMU 4A, 80 (139); WMU 4B, 67 (84); WMU 4C, 93 (163); WMU 4D, 275 (403); WMU 4E, 68 (110); WMU 5A, 0 (1); WMU 5B, 1 (2); and WMU 5C, 16 (16).
Numbers at the WMU level might be a bit misleading because of the creation of WMU 2H, which previously was part of WMU 2G.
In any case, Pennsylvania’s 2013 bear harvest ranks as one of the largest on record.
“The totals provide further proof that there’s never been a better time to hunt bears in Pennsylvania,” Ternent said.
Other recent bear harvests include: 3,090 in 2010; 3,512 in 2009; 3,458 in 2008; 2,360 in 2007; 3,124 in 2006; 4,162 in 2005; 2,976 in 2004; 3,004 in 2003; 2,686 in 2002; 3,063 in 2001; 3,075 in 2000; and 1,741 in 1999.

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Harrison Townshipo, Westfield, Clymer & Ulysses dispatched. Whitesville to Cover Harrison Township. Genesee to stand by at Genesee hall for Ulysses.


UNABLE TO UPDATE DUE TO TEMPORARY LOSS OF INTERNET DURING THE INCIDENT.

Clymer Township Volunteer Hose Company
Clymer (Dept.16) was dispatched today at 12:52 with Departments 5 (westfield),20 (Harrison Valley), and 47 (Ulysses) to a report of a barn fire. Department 16 responded with patrol 16-4 and Engine 16-2. First units on scene reported a fully involved structure. Patrol 16-4 assisted with water supply and Engine 16-2 went to the scene with manpower. All Department 16 units back in quarters at 1600 hours.

Anglers Encouraged to Vote for Color of New Fishing License Button

Anglers Encouraged to Vote
for Color of New Fishing License Button
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Jan. 24) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is encouraging anglers to vote online for their favorite color for a new series of fishing license buttons, which will be available beginning in March.
 
“The buttons for this first year will be in the color which receives the highest number of votes,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “Brought back by popular demand, this custom button is similar to the buttons offered by the PFBC in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and again in 1974 and 1975.
 
“We anticipate that this re-introduced product will be very popular with anglers and collectors, so we want their help with selecting the button color for 2014,” he added.
 
Click here to vote for your favorite color.
 
Each custom button will measure 1 3/4 inches (same as past, vintage buttons) with a high-quality pin-back design and feature the angler's customer identification number (CID), same as the number displayed on a paper license.
 
Anglers need to display only the button when fishing, as long as they are carrying a valid paper license.
 
The purchase of an annual or multi-year Resident, Non-Resident or Senior Resident fishing license is required in order to purchase a license button. The button is an optional purchase for anglers and will be $5 each, available through the PFBC’s online store (The Outdoor Shop) and at some PFBC locations. As an annual button, the color and date on the button will change each year.
 
“We want to hear from anglers, so vote for your favorite button color,” Arway added.
 
This online ballot will be available through Jan. 31, 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 12:07 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

Jacquelyn Jo “Jacky” Gordnier, 61, of Coudersport, PA

Jacquelyn Jo “Jacky” Gordnier, 61, of Coudersport, PA, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 23, 2014 with her loving family at her side in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Born October 11, 1952 in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of Floyd W. and Beulah A. Stanger Bliss.
Jacky was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, Class of 1970, where she was salutatorian. She graduated from Williamsport Area Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Library Science where she attained a 4.0 GPA. She also earned a B.S.A. in English from Mansfield University where she was on the Dean’s list each semester.

She worked for Spears Auction Service in Andover, NY and cleaned the Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church. She had previously been employed at the former Potter Enterprise in Coudersport and the former Jim & Hilda’s Restaurant in Coudersport.

Jacky enjoyed gardening, reading, creative writing, and antiquing. She adored her children and grandchildren and took loving care of her extended family. She always had time for everyone.

Surviving besides her mother of Ellisburg, are three children, Amy J. Fry of Coudersport, Tara L. Fry of North East, Maryland, and Katie M. Gordnier of Coudersport; three grandchildren, Andrew, Alayna, and Nicholas Fry; three sisters, Judy B. Spaeth of Tarpon Springs, FL, Deb A. Plummer of Gaffney, SC, and Becky L. (Robert) Nolan of Coudersport; many nieces and nephews who thought of her as a second mom; also several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Jacky was preceded in death by her father.

Friends may call on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church, Ellisburg. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Paul M. Karges, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Oswayo.

Memorials may be made to Beulah Bliss, 996 Raghill Road, Genesee, PA 16923.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

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