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Stoltz of Coudersport

M & W

M & W Auction

J & J

J&J Auto Coudersport
J&J Auto Coudersport

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

Howard's Inc.

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CIMINO AUTO PARTS

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

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Known Suspect Arrested By State Police For DUI In Shippen Township

Known Suspect Arrested By State Police For DUI

Trooper Dennis J. Miller of the Emporium State Police barracks says a KNOWN SUSPECT was arrested Friday just before midnight on Route 155 at Salt Run in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

The KNOWN SUSPECT was stopped for various traffic violations and subsequently arrested for DUI.

4/26/2014 9:44 PM FIRE / SMOKE INVESTIGATION 271 MAIN ST GENESEE TWP

4/26/20149:44 PMFIRE / SMOKE INVESTIGATION271 MAIN STGENESEE TWP
9:47 PM Fire C37 DISPATCHED
9:50 PM Fire C37 RESPONDING
10:15 PM Fire F37 DISPATCHED

4/26/2014 8:26 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT LAKE RD&ORE BED RD RICHMOND TWP

4/26/20148:26 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTLAKE RD&ORE BED RDRICHMOND TWP
MANSFIELD FIRE & AMBULANCE RESPONDING. REPORT 3 OCCUPANTS. PICKUP TRUCK ON IT'S SIDE IN THE DITCH. OCCUPANTS REFUSED MEDICAL TRANSPORT.

DEP Releases 2014 Integrated Waters Report

DEP Releases 2014 Integrated Waters Report

Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the 2014 Pennsylvania Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, providing an assessment of the overall water quality of the state’s many creeks, streams, rivers and waterways.

“This report is an important tool to gauge our progress on protecting Pennsylvania’s waters.” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “While we have more work to do, this report demonstrates that DEP is working hard to improve water quality.”

The report, required every two years by the federal Clean Water Act, is an assessment of the state’s rivers and streams. DEP assesses four protected uses of all surface waters: fish consumption, recreation, potable water and aquatic life. DEP examines water chemistry, macro-invertebrates, pathogens, iron, nitrates and sulfates.

The report proposes listing or delisting waterways as impaired for the protected uses. This year there are two listing changes.

The Monongahela River, which was impaired for potable water use, will be removed from the impairment list because the in-stream level of sulfates now meets Pennsylvania’s water quality standards. The lower main stem of the Susquehanna River will be added to the fish consumption impairment list for channel catfish larger than 20 inches due to Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The recommended consumption is no more than one meal per month.

DEP has conducted a comprehensive analysis of the Susquehanna River since 2012 and continues to do so in 2014. The 2013 Susquehanna River Study Report will be available in mid-May. A public webinar will take place at that time to discuss the results.

The Integrated Waters Report is now open for a 45-day comment period. After the comment period, comments will be reviewed by DEP, changes will be made and a comment response document released. DEP’s final draft of the report will be sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for approval.

Public comments on the report are encouraged. The public comment period will begin on April 26 and continue until June 10. Written comments should be submitted to Molly Pulket, Division of Water Quality Standards, Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source Management, P. O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774 or via email to RA-WQAssessments@pa.gov. Comments received by facsimile will not be accepted.

For more information or to view DEP’s 2014 Integrated Waters Report, visit www.dep.state.pa.us , keyword: Water Quality.

Tree & Wires Down On First Fork Road Near Sinnemahoning

ELEC HAZ-WIRES DOWN-SMOKE-ARCH
Address: 8279 FIRST FORK RD
City: GROVE
Cross Streets: SWANK RD * PARK RD
TREE DOWN ON WIRES, TRANSFORMER, ETC.
Agency: CAMERON CO 16 FD
4/26/2014 6:31:15 PM


7:34 PM--FIREFIGHTERS HAVE REOPENED RT. 872, THE TREE HAS BEEN CLEARED.

Armstrong Bringing Production Back From China

Creating Jobs In PA
Recently, I visited Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster. Their talented employees are leading a PA manufacturing renaissance by bringing production operations back from China. (Learn more at Lancaster Online.)
Pennsylvania has the best workers in the world. Armstrong World Industries would not have made the decision to expand the Lancaster facility without them. Congratulations!
Pat Toomey | U.S. Senator For Pennsylvania

West Branch Spring Clean Up Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3 At Municipal Building


Coudersport Ambulance To Station

At 2:56 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 standby at station for possible overdose.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Eleven Mile Road

At 1:41 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Eleven Mile Road for a medical emergency.

MOAA OFFICERS OF AMERICAN-BUCKTAIL CHAPTER-LUNCHEON / BUSINESS MEETING.

The first annual Bucktail Chapter of The Military Officer's Association  for the Year 2014, will be May 20 , 2014 at 1130 hrs. at 10 South Ave. Friendly's Restaurant . Jim Leveson will be our Host. New board members are needed. Any military officer member of any branch of military( retired / active ) may attend. Information needed contact Jim Leveson or me .

Cwo Daniel Causer at WW 11 museum 'Eldred, Pa. 16731 (814-225-3681) or e-mail at 
dancauser@rocketmail.com. Luncheon and meeting will be held for up coming events. We hope all members and guests attend .

Free Disposal Of Unwanted Medication Saturday

Free Disposal Of Unwanted Medication Saturday


drugs_web_thumbPennsylvania State Police are providing the public with an opportunity to safely and legally dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 26, from 10 to 2 at each barracks, including Denton Hill. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Most methods for disposing of unused medicines, such as flushing them down a toilet or throwing them in trash, are bad for the environment. Those bringing medications for disposal will not be asked for identification or any other information.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Corydon Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-04-21 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site LOT 6 1414 4HM in Corydon Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Chatham Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-04-21 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site WATKINS 820 21H in Chatham Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Sadie Spotted In Irish Hollow Last Night

Update on missing golden retriever!! 
Sadie was spotted last night in Irish Hollow in a field. That's halfway between Smethport and Crosby! 
If you see her please call 814-562-0531 , 814-562-0534, or 1-814-260-9498 .. help us bring Sadie home!

The PA Fish & Boat Commission is offering an eight hour Basic Boating Course

Basic Boating Course

The PA Fish & Boat Commission is offering an eight hour Basic Boating Course for area residents. The course is set for May 6th & 8th, 2014 from 5-9 pm at the Mount Jewett Sportsmen's Club, Division Street, Mount Jewett, PA.

The eight hour Course gives participants a chance to learn basic boating and safety information in a shorter program than those offered traditionally. Topics covered in this course include federal and state boating legal requirements, hull types, propulsion, navigation rules, alcohol impairment, hypothermia, small open boat operation, capsizing, boating accidents, nighttime operation, environmental conditions and trailering. A basic understanding of these principals is necessary for all boaters.

Those who successfully complete the course will receive a Boating Safety Certificate from the Commission. This course will meet the mandatory education requirements for all personal watercraft operators and for those individuals who are required to have a certificate to operate boats equipped with 25 horsepower engines and larger. This certificate is also recognized and accepted by other states with universal mandatory education requirements.

There is NO charge for the course and handout materials. The course is being sponsored by the Mount Jewett Sportsmen's Club and the PA Fish & Boat Commission. A free, light dinner will be provided (compliments of the Club) for all attendees.

Pre registration is required. Please contact Ms. Amidea Daniel of the Commission at (814) 359-5127 to register. You MUST attend both sessions to successfully complete the course requirements.

Coudersport Ambulance To Potter County Jail

At 11:30 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Potter County Jail for an unknown medical problem.

Three Black Angus yearlings have escaped from their pasture in the Ulysses area

Three Black Angus yearlings have escaped from their pasture in the Ulysses area.  

They got out Friday night. They are tagged and unfamiliar with the area as they were just delivered less than 24 hours ago and are spooked. 

The new owners were able to spot one of the cows, but as soon as they shut the 4-wheeler off and tried to approach it, it ran away. Any assistance in locating these cows or capturing them would be appreciated by the owners who are first timers at raising beef.

If you see them or are able to catch them or get them in a pasture, please call Ann Marie Cady at 814-848-7408.

7:00 PM Saturday--Mr. Jones...so very grateful for the power of your blog....we have located one of our cows..fingers crossed for the rest

Structure Fire In Bradford This Morning

Structure Fire In Bradford This Morning

Bradford Firefighters were dispatched to South Avenue at 9:27 Saturday morning for a structure fire.  Firefighters cleared the scene just before 11 AM.

Pancake Supper At Sartwell Creek Union Church Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Tractors Starting At $1499. At Howard's, Inc. In Coudersport

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Temporary Clerk Typist Wanted In Coudersport Clinic

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Eastern Industrial Inventory Reduction Auction Saturday, May 10 In Lewis Run, PA

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42 Year Old Eldred Man Attacked From Behind On Main Street


Geraldine R. “Gerry” Feheley, 92, Orchard Park, formerly of Elm St., Eldred, PA

Geraldine R. “Gerry” Feheley 
beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother

Geraldine R. “Gerry” Feheley, 92, Orchard Park, formerly of Elm St., Eldred, PA, passed away Thursday (April 24th, 2014) at the home of her daughter in Orchard Park.

Born May 18th, 1921 in Eldred, she was a daughter of Claude and Marie Geuder Brown. On September 26th, 1941 in Eldred she married David “Dar” Feheley, who passed away in January 19th, 1988.

Gerry was a 1938 graduate of Eldred High School. She had resided in Eldred for many years prior to moving to Orchard Park in 1998 and had, for many years, spent winters with her daughter in Titusville, Florida.

She had spent most of her life as a homemaker, but had worked as a secretary along with her husband in her District Magistrate office in Eldred, for many years.

Mrs. Feheley was a past member of the Lutheran Church of Olean.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Bonnie (Jack) Fitzgerald of Titusville, and their children, John Fitzgerald, Stephanie (Benjamin) David and Tara (Troy) McCall; and daughter, Colleen (Michael) Triz of Orchard Park, and their children; Jeffrey Triz and Kari Ann Triz; 9 great grandchildren, Stephanie Baker, Michael Baker, John Fitzgerald Jr., Rachael Fitzgerald, Madeline David, Sophia David, Benjamin David, Troy McCall and Victoria McCall, as well as one great-great grandson, Braeden Landsman.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Brown.

Friends may call Monday (April 28th, 2014) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 11 to 1 pm, at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Gary Sheesley officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Buffalo Foundation, 225 Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga, NY 14227.

Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

Friday, April 25, 2014

Robert W. Sweetapple, 81, of Bradford, PA, formerly of Reading

Robert W. Sweetapple, 81, of Bradford, PA, formerly of Reading, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on October 13, 1932 in Clintonville, Venango County, a son of the late Willis H. and Mary C. Meals Sweetapple, Sr.

On August 25, 1956 he married E. Susanna Rupley who preceded him in death on June 9, 1982.

Korean War Vet

He was a 1952 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War who served from December 1952 until December 1955.

He is survived by three daughters, three granddaughters, two grandsons, one brother, two sisters, one great grandson and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

At his request there will be no visitation or funeral service.

He will be buried beside his wife in Charles Evans Cemetery in Reading, PA.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com, condolences by mail may be sent to: Beverly Sweetapple c/o Bradford Manor, 50 Langmaid Lane, Bradford, PA 16701.

Honors Convocation Penn State DuBois

Honors Convocation

Chancellor Melanie Hatch addresses the audience at the 75th Annual Honors Convocation. She is flanked by members of the Delta Mu Sigma board. From left are P.J Monella, Austin Sheibley, and Adam Snyder, with advisor Tony Vallone.
Students, Faculty, Staff Recognized at
75th Annual Honors Convocation

DuBOIS - The 75th Annual Delta Mu Sigma Honors Convocation at Penn State DuBois recognized outstanding students, faculty, and staff members on Friday night in the campus' Hiller Auditorium. Awards at the Honors Convocation recognize students for a wide range of accomplishments, from academic excellence, to overcoming hardships to succeed. Members of the staff and faculty were celebrated for their commitment to supporting students and for their service to the campus and community.

"These awards are going to students who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty; the students who always push themselves beyond where they have been comfortable in the past; students who challenge themselves daily to do a better job, to put in that extra bit of effort," said Penn State DuBois Chancellor Melanie Hatch while offering a welcome to the audience.

"Tonight we acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of these Penn State DuBois students for their academic success and efforts within the community," said Delta Mu Sigma Chairman Adam Snyder. "The students who will receive these awards, scholarships, and certificates should be utterly proud of themselves, for going above and beyond, because they have made a difference on this campus, to make it a better place this year"

The Delta Mu Sigma Honors Convocation award winners for 2013 are:

OT Academic Excellence Award Shalane Read
OT Student of the Year Award Alexandria Streich
Academic Excellence in Earth Science Award Kali McLaughlin
Academic Excellence in Mathematics Award Colleen Gross
Women's Studies Award in Academic Excellence Jessica Noland
Outstanding Academic Achievement in Engineering Beth Hipps
Outstanding Academic Achievement in Engineering Technology Robert McMeekin
Academic Excellence in Human Development & Jessica Reirdon
Family Studies, Baccaluareate Degree James Warholak
Richard M. Smith Outstanding Senior Award in Business Emily Callender
Academic Excellence in Information, Science & Technology Cody Weible
Academic Excellence in English Brandi Billotte
Kendall Neal

President's Freshman Award Angela L. Geer
Charles J. Miller
Alyse Nystrom
Carrie J. Reesman
Trevor D. Rokosky
Noah Stellabuto
Jerod C. White

Scholastic Achievement Awards (DuBois)
Associate Freshmen Leah S. McKay

Baccalaureate Freshmen Charles J. Miller
Alyse Nystrom
Carrie J. Reesman
Trevor D. Rokosky
Molly E. Stoltz
Jerod C. White
Baccalaureate Sophomore Yini Ran
Qingqing Zhao

Baccalaureate Upperclassman Jessica L. Reirdon
Rachel M. Stetler

Special Awards
Excellence in Academic Advising Laurie Breakey
Fred Terwilliger
Walker Award Jordan Eisman
Laurel Award Evan Aravich
Terry Hartman Community Service Award Joe Shields



4/25/2014 10:52 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 15 SB RICHMOND TWP

4/25/201410:52 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 15 SBRICHMOND TWP
Mansfield Fire & Ambulance & Medic 1 dispatched to a rollover crash.

Pole Fire In Kane

Pole Fire In Kane

At 10:26 PM on Friday, Kane Fire Dept. dispatched to pole fire at Biddle Street and Clay Street in the Boro.

Structure Fire On Jo Jo Road

Wednesday 04:13
Wednesday in the earlier morning hours McKean 5 was alerted by McKean County 911, for a possible Structure fire at 105 Jo Jo rd. When Chief 5 responded, 911 advised chief that the caller state smoke and flames are showing. Upon Chief 5 arrival he advised heavy smoke and flames showing. Engine 56 was first out the door and took the address and pulled 1 3/4 attack line. Engine 58 was next due and grabbed the hydrant and supplied E-56. Engine 57 was next due and that crew laddered the building, and made a vent hole in the roof. Rescue 51 also responded and set up its cascade for a filling station for the air bottles. Station 5 crews had the fire under control in about 30 minutes. Station 10 Mt. Jewett was alerted to transfer 1 engine to Station 5 for stand by. Ambulance 5 and PSP assisted crews at the scene. Units were returning around 08:30 and all units were in service around 09:15 .

Rose Mary (Bianchi) Wilson, 71, of 22 Clearfield Drive, Webster, NY

Rose Mary (Bianchi) Wilson
Rose Mary (Bianchi) Wilson, 71, of 22 Clearfield Drive, Webster, NY, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at St. John's Home in Rochester from complications after suffering a stroke on December 31, 2013. She was born May 4, 1942 in Rochester, the daughter of the late Dominic and Rose (Follaco) Bianchi. On May 23, 1976 in Scio she married George "Jack" Wilson who predeceased her on May 2, 2005.

Rose Mary was a 1960 graduate of Nazareth Academy. She was employed by the Pfaulder Company in Rochester and was a buyer for Jackson Welding in Rochester for 26 years, retiring in 2009.

She is survived by an aunt & uncle, Anna & Reno Padula of Rochester, many cousins and close friends. She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband by a sister, Elaine Petote in 1965.

Rosie will be remembered for her love of family, children, hunting and all things sparkly.

Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Mass on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 10:15 am at Sacred Heart Church in Genesee, PA. A celebration of Rose Mary's life will follow at her beloved camp on the Hawks Road in Shongo, NY. 

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Memorial Program of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. 

To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Earth Day At Northern Potter School


4/25/2014 6:01 PM FIRE / WILDFIRE 79 MAPLE VIEW LN COUDERSPORT BORO

4/25/20146:01 PMFIRE / WILDFIRE79 MAPLE VIEW LNCOUDERSPORT BORO
COUDERSPORT DUE TO RESPOND.
6:11 PM--RECALLED BY CHIEF 48

4-25-14 Recalls

Kentucky Firm Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergen
Knockum Hill Bar-B-Que, a Herndon, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 350 pounds of hickory smoked, pit cooked barbecue pork product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen

2 Vehicle Crash On Main Street In Allegany, NY

2 Vehicle Crash On Main Street In Allegany, NY

At 5:59 PM on Friday, Allegany Ambulance is responding to a 2 vehicle crash in front of Pizza Shop on Main Street in Allegany. Air bag deployment is reported. Westons & Hinsdale Ambulances placed on standby at their respective halls.
WESTONS AMBULANCE DISPATCHED TO SCENE

Kathleen Douglas Pleads Not Guilty

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Bradford Sex Offender Headed To State Prison For 3 to 8 Years

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4-26 Pitch Hit and Run Austin

Pitch Hit and Run

Annual Pitch Hit and Run Competition will be held Saturday, April 26th at the Austin Area School. Registration is from 12:00 PM and the competition will start at 1:00 PM. Rain date is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with All-Around Champion in each age and gender group will advance to the Sectional Level in Erie, Pa.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver.

Any questions, please contact Brooke Shupe @ 647-5314

PENNSYLVANIA ACHIEVES SAFE-HUNTING MILESTONE

PENNSYLVANIA ACHIEVES SAFE-HUNTING MILESTONE

Report shows record-low number of hunting-related shooting incidents in 2013.

For the second year in a row, Pennsylvania hunters have rewritten history in regard to safe hunting.

According to a newly released report from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, there were 27 hunting-related shooting incidents (HRSIs) in 2013. That total not only represents a decrease from the previous year, it’s a record low.

The Game Commission has been tracking HRSIs since 1915, and there never before had been fewer than 33 incidents reported in a year. Decades ago, hundreds of incidents occurred each year.

Requirements for hunters to wear orange in many seasons and ongoing hunter-education efforts are essential to the upward safety trend, the report states.

In 2013, 40,971 students received their Basic Hunter-Trapper Education certification in Pennsylvania.

Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said the latest report is something about which those student graduates, their volunteer hunter-education instructors and the hunting public at large all can be proud.

“There’s still work to do,” Hough said. “Even one incident is too many and, as the record shows, we do not take hunter safety lightly. That said, we continue to be encouraged by record-low numbers of incidents and the continuing trend of safer hunting in Pennsylvania.”

In Pennsylvania, hunting-related shooting incidents have declined by nearly 80 percent since hunter-education training began in 1959.

The latest numbers build upon the previous year, during which 33 incidents were reported, tying the previous record-low.

Two of the 27 incidents reported in 2013 were fatal. Except for 2012 – the first year without a single reported fatality related to gun handling in hunting and trapping in Pennsylvania – at least one fatality has been reported each year. The number of fatal incidents has declined sharply over the years.

In 2013, nine of the 27 incidents with an identified offender resulted from individuals with 10 or fewer years of hunting experience.

It is important to note, however, that no incidents during 2013 involved youth participating in the Mentored Youth Hunting Program – a program whereby hunters under the age of 12 are permitted to harvest certain wildlife species, if they are accompanied by a licensed adult. Nearly 34,000 Mentored Youth Permits were issued during this timeframe.

In its annual reports on HRSIs, the Game Commission establishes an incident rate by computing the number of accidents per 100,000 participants. The 2.85 incident rate reported for 2013 is 20 percent lower than the 2012 rate of 3.52.

An analysis of offender ages revealed individuals ages 16 and younger had an incident rate of 3.26 per 100,000 participants.

The leading causes of hunting-related shooting incidents in 2013 were unintentional discharge and a victim being in the line of fire, each accounting for one-third of the total. It should be noted that incidents resulting from a sporting arm carried in a dangerous position decreased substantially from the previous year (Two incidents in 2013 compared to eight in 2012).

Game Commissioner Timothy Layton, of Windber, said hunter education is instrumental in reducing the number of HRSIs. He thanked the dedicated corps of 2,280 volunteer instructors for the crucial role they play, and the hunters in the field for continuing to put safety first.

“If there’s one thing these numbers make clear it’s that hunting in Pennsylvania is safe and getting safer,” said Layton, who chairs the commissioners’ Information & Education committee. “As hunters, I’m sure we all can appreciate how far we’ve come and look forward to many more safe seasons ahead.”

May 3 Marks Start of Walleye Season

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May 3 Marks Start of Walleye Season
HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 25) – With the start of the statewide walleye season approaching on May 3, the toughest choice for anglers may be deciding where to cast their lines. Recent sampling surveys by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) continue to show high-quality walleye fisheries in waters across the state.
“In terms of angler demand, walleye rank fourth behind trout, black bass and panfish among species targeted by anglers purchasing a fishing license in Pennsylvania,” said Tim Wilson, PFBC Area 1 Fisheries Biologist based in Linesville, Crawford County. “Anglers like fishing for walleye because they’re generally larger than trout and it’s a long season,” he said. “As an added benefit, walleye are among the best-tasting fish to eat.”
A list of Pennsylvania’s Best Walleye Fishing Waters is available here.
Because of angler interest, the PFBC has for decades widely stocked walleye fry and fingerlings across the state. Between 2008 and 2013, however, the PFBC suspended walleye stockings in all flowing waters as part of a comprehensive evaluation program to determine the levels of natural reproduction in previously stocked rivers. The results of that evaluation are included in the PFBC’s new Inland Walleye Management Plan, which is available online.
“It’s our responsibility to provide anglers with the best product in the most cost effective manner,” said Dave Miko, Chief of the PFBC Division of Fisheries Management. “If we can identify self-sustaining walleye populations, we can remove those waters from the stocking program and distribute fry and fingerlings where they are needed in order to meet angler demand.”
For example, survey work on the Allegheny River demonstrates that natural reproduction is occurring in the river, but is yielding greater young-of-year abundance and more consistency in downstream sections compared to upstream sections.
“These results suggest that natural reproduction is sufficient to maintain the current quality of the walleye fishery in the Allegheny River from Lock and Dam 6 near Ford City upstream to Oil City,” said Wilson. “These sections of the Allegheny River should not need continued stocking to maintain a high quality walleye fishery. But it is recommended that walleye fry stocking be resumed in a portion of the Allegheny River from the Kinzua Dam to Tionesta.”
Other major river sections which are managed for self-sustaining walleye populations include the Monongahela River; North Branch Susquehanna River; Youghiogheny River, from the Connellsville Dam downstream to the mouth ; Ohio River; and West Branch Susquehanna River, from Moose Creek downstream to Bald Eagle Creek.
Based on survey results, the PFBC will resume stocking walleye in Crawford County’s French Creek; the Juniata River from the confluence of the Raystown Branch downstream to the confluence of the Kishacoquillas Creek; and the Susquehanna River from the confluence of the Juniata River downstream to the York Haven Dam.
Stocking will not resume in the Delaware or Lehigh rivers.
Miko added that the evaluation program will be ongoing.
“A major part of the new Inland Walleye Management Plan is that all flowing waters that are returned or added to the walleye stocking program will be thoroughly evaluated to verify that stocking is adding to the population and that any fishery created is worth the expense of continued stocking,” added Miko.
Walleye season extends from May 3 through March 14 on Lake Erie and on Commonwealth inland waters. Anglers can keep up to six walleye per day. The minimum length is 15 inches.
On the Delaware River, the season extends from May 3 through March 14 on the portion between New York and Pennsylvania. The season is open year round on the portion of the Delaware River between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Anglers can keep up to three walleye per day. The minimum length on the Delaware River is 18 inches.
To learn more about walleye, visit www.fishandboat.com/walleye.htm.
For more information about the PFBC’s walleye management plan, visit: http://fishandboat.com/pafish/walleye/walleye_plan_update_2014.pdf.

I-80 WB Danville Rest Area Comfort Facilities to Close for Repairs Monday

I-80 WB Danville Rest Area Comfort Facilities to Close for Repairs Monday

Early Monday, April 28, the I-80 westbound Danville Roadside Rest Area comfort facilities at Mile 219 will be closed from 4 a.m. until approximately 12 noon for treatment plant repairs and tank cleaning.

Parking areas will remain open, and as soon as the system is back up and running the comfort facilities will be reopened.

Work on Route 255 project near I-80 DuBois/101 interchange continues Traffic delays expected next week during sign installation

Work on Route 255 project near I-80 DuBois/101 interchange continues Traffic delays expected next week during sign installation

DuBois – Work will continue next week on PennDOT’s Route 255 project near the I-80/101 interchange. Crews will be working to install signs along Route 255 northbound and on the new traffic signal arms over Route 255 and the I-80 ramps.
Drivers need to remain alert for flaggers in the roadway during the sign installation.
Traffic delays should be expected. Depending on work progress, the new signals are expected to be in flash mode next week.

Crews will also continue with bridge repairs on a bridge just north of the Treasure Lake entrance. Temporary barrier remains in place through the bridge work zone, which makes use of some of the northbound lane and southbound lane and shoulder.

Once all work is finished later this year, area drivers will enjoy more efficient travel and improved traffic flow through this area.

This project started in May of 2013. Overall work includes milling and paving, bridge deck repair, cleaning and upgrading of pipe culverts and inlets, water-line extension, and installation of new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps. All work is weather and schedule dependent. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Inc. is the contractor on this $3.7 million project.

Hidden camera leads to charges against 17 workers at nursing home


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Hidden camera leads to charges against 17 workers at nursing home

I-80 EB Truck Parking Lot Closed at Mifflinville Rest Area at Mile 246

I-80 EB Truck Parking Lot Closed at Mifflinville Rest Area at Mile 246

The Columbia County I-80 eastbound rest area truck parking lot is closed for repairs starting today.

Extensive concrete removal and inlet repairs are being made to the ramps and truck lot parking areas. New concrete patches are being installed and will need some curing time before truck traffic is introduced to it again.

The eastbound truck parking lot should be fully reopened by Friday, May 2.

All other areas remain open.

Local Gymnast Laci Miller Will Be Traveling To Washington, PA

Laci Miller
 Great Job Laci and Very Good Luck In
Washington, PA!

Good luck to local gymnast Laci Miller who will be traveling to Washington, PA this weekend for the USA Gymnastics Level 3 State competition. Over 600 gymnasts will be representing 80 clubs from across PA. Laci is eight years old and attends Oswayo Valley Elementary School.

Penn State Extension: Local youth participate in 50th anniversary of 4-H Capital Days

Penn State Extension: Local youth participate in 50th anniversary of 4-H Capital Days

left to right – Joyanna Landes, April Goerner, Stephanie McFall – State 4-H Council representative, Kate Eckhart – Aide to Senator Joseph Scarnati)
Coudersport, PA. – Local youth were among 88 4-H’ers from 38 counties across the state who met in Harrisburg recently for the annual Pennsylvania 4-H Capital Days program. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the event. Capital Days is a citizenship-awareness and civic-engagement educational program organized by Pennsylvania 4-H. Attending from Potter County were Joyanna Landes from Roulette and April Goerner from Genesee. The girls are both members of the Showstoppers 4-H Club which meets in Coudersport.

4-H Capital Days is designed to engage 4-H’ers in the political process and prepare them to become active and engaged citizens of Pennsylvania. Youth learn about governmental issues and the political process; how to advocate and speak out about issues that affect their families and their communities. They also gain valuable leadership and citizenship skills.
“Fifty years of reaching Pennsylvania’s youth during 4-H Capital Days has been a real milestone for the 4-H program,” said Christy Bartley, 4-H program leader for Penn State Extension, which administers 4-H in Pennsylvania. “Citizenship is a national 4-H mission mandate, and civic engagement is a core 4-H value. Programs like this prepare our youth to be actively involved in the affairs of their communities. ”

Delegates participated in workshops on parliamentary procedure, party roles and affiliations, advocacy, etiquette, and community service. They also learned how to read and debate a bill and participated in a mock legislative session. Each year, bills that are currently under debate in the General Assembly are chosen, and this year the bill addressed neighborhood watch groups.
Delegates also toured the Capitol and had their photograph taken on the rotunda steps. State Secretary of Agriculture George Greig addressed the group prior to the tour. Following the visit to the Capitol, the delegates visited the State Museum of Pennsylvania, where they explored the various exhibits and displays.

On the last day, the 4-H’ers hosted a brunch for their state legislators. During the meal, delegates talked with their legislators one-on-one and related their 4-H experiences. In addition, three former 4-H’ers told their own 4-H stories: Eric Cowden, Community Outreach manager for the Marcellus Shale Coalition; Liz McAndrew, sophomore animal science major at Penn State; and Ashley Shaw, senior agribusiness major at Delaware Valley College.

Additional speakers included Bartley; Barbara Christ, Interim Dean of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences; Mark Lowery, Dairy and Livestock Marketing Specialist for New Holland North America; Lyndsey Royek, Credit Analyst for AgChoice Farm Credit; and Zachary Swartz, Associate with McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

If you or a member of your family would be interested in learning more about the 4-H program, contact Penn State Extension of Potter County at (814) 274-8540 or email srg22@psu.edu. The Potter 4-H program has 17 active clubs available with more than 110 4-H project choices from electricity, to gardening, to household pets, to woodworking. We’re not just livestock anymore.


Arline E. Cook, 95, formerly of Barnum Rd., Eldred, PA

Arline E. Cook 
loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother

Arline E. Cook, 95, formerly of Barnum Rd., Eldred, PA, passed away Wednesday (April 23rd, 2014) at the Sena Kean Manor following a long illness.

Born August 7th, 1917 in Hamburg, NY she was a daughter of Fred and Catherine Smith Baker. On January 22nd, 1955 in Olean she married Ernest F. Cook who passed away January 15th, 1991.

Arline was a graduate of Hamburg Area Schools. She had resided on Barnum Rd. for many years before moving to Sena Kean Manor in 2006. She had spent her life as a Homemaker.

Arline was a past member of the Eldred United Methodist Church, a past member of the Eldred Grange # 53, a past member of the Lady Rebecca Lodge # 526, a lifetime member of the Eldred Twp. Fire Department Auxiliary and a past Cub Scout and Brownie Leader in Eldred. 

During World War Two she was employed by the National Munitions Co. of Eldred and later was very active with the Eldred WWII Museum. 

For many years, she, along with her husband, operated Ernie’s Pizza and Pies at the McKean County Fair.

Surviving are 1 son, Nathan (Debora) Cook of Lewis Run; 1 daughter, Cherie Oddo of Batavia, NY; as well as 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Winnie Gulnac.

Friends may call Saturday (April 26th, 2014) at the Frame Funeral home in Eldred from 12 to 2 pm, at which time Funeral services will be held with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Eldred WWII Museum.

Online condolences may be made at www.framfuneralhome.com

PennDOT Assistance, Senior Benefit Program Applications and More

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PennDOT Assistance, Senior Benefit Program Applications and More


To best serve you and maintain open lines of communication, I operate two full-time district offices in Bradford and Coudersport and host periodic outreach office hours in other communities.

My staff and I are ready to help answer your questions about state government issues, as well as to provide information and applications for a variety of state programs. Office services include:
 
 • Driver’s license and vehicle registration applications and renewals.  
 • Assistance with PennDOT paperwork (lost cards, changes, corrections, special registration plates, vanity plates, and temporary placards for persons with physical disabilities).  
 • Information and applications for senior citizen benefit programs, including Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE/PACENET prescription drug programs.  
 • Information and applications for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  
 • Help with securing birth and death certificates (photo identification required).  
 • Information about legislation.  
 • Assistance with resolving matters relating to state agencies, such as Veterans Affairs, Public Welfare, Labor and Industry, Insurance, Environmental Protection or Conservation and Natural Resources.  
 
Please contact the office in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor, 814-362-4400) or Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1, 814-274-9769) Monday through Friday, or visit my website at RepCauser.com or my Facebook page at Facebook.com/RepCauser for the latest news from state government.
 

Outreach Office Hours Set for May 1


 
To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, May 1:
 
 • Emporium Borough Office – 9-10 a.m.  
 • Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.  

Please stop by!

Congratulations to Cora Roth of Galeton, who was recently honored by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging with one of its Volunteer Spotlight Awards! She was presented with the award at a volunteer appreciation luncheon at the Galeton Senior Center.
 
Pictured left to right are: Suzan Paisley of my Coudersport office; Barb Kiel, senior center supervisor; Lorri Griffin, Galeton Senior Center manager; Cora Roth; Troy Dunston, Pennsylvania Department of Aging; Sherry Hoffman, director of the Area Agency on Aging; and Susan Kefover, Potter County commissioner.  

Got Maple?

Mark your calendar! The 48th Annual Potter-Tioga Maple Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, in Coudersport. You can pick up all of your favorite maple products and enjoy the Maple Festival Parade, food vendors, crafts, antiques, music and even a kiddie carnival. Fun for the whole family!
  

Don’t Forget: Second Amendment Action Day April 29

The ninth annual Second Amendment Action Day at the state Capitol is set for Tuesday, April 29, at 10 a.m. It will be streamed live at RepCauser.com.
       

Route 872 Bridge Replacement in Coudersport Resumes Monday

Route 872 Bridge Replacement in Coudersport Resumes Monday

Coudersport - Work to replace a bridge in Coudersport on Route 872 will resume on Monday, April 28. The project began in June of 2013. Once work is complete, PennDOT will be able to remove the bridge from the list of structurally deficient bridges in Potter County. Replacement will also provide area drivers with safer, more efficient travel across a modern structure.

The bridge spans Mill Creek and is located on the east side of Coudersport Borough near the American Legion. The bridge was built in 1930, is 98 feet long and carries an average of almost 1,600 vehicles each day.

Work next week will feature installation of work zone signs. Paving work is currently scheduled for the week of May 5. That work will require an alternating traffic pattern controlled by flaggers in the roadway. Motorists should expect traffic delays during the paving work. The remainder of the site work and seeding will take place once paving is complete. PennDOT expects the project to be finished later this summer.

LTT Trucking LLC is the contractor for this $1.3 million project. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

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

McKean County Coroner Needs your help

McKean County Coroner Needs your help

McKean County Coroner is seeking information on any known relatives of
Baby J. Whatmore, of Bradford, PA., she also may be know as  

Rose Mercer

Her date of birth is February 3, 1935, making her 79 yrs. old. She died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at her residence of natural causes. 

She may have a twin sister. She may have come to the area from the Ohio or Chicago areas. Anyone with information is asked to call McKean County Coroner Michael Cahill at 814-362-6643.


Thank You for your assistance.

Ronald Eugene Coover, age 71, of Elkland, PA

Ronald Eugene Coover, age 71, of Elkland, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA. 

Born October 9, 1942 in Elkland, PA, he was the son of the late Raymond Coover and Inez (VanHorn Coover) Daily. 

 Ron was an avid softball player and bowler for most of his life and enjoyed golfing. 

He was a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge. 

He is survived by his children, Anita Mead of Port Allegany, PA, Ronnie Jean (Gabriel Ribon) Ribon-Ortiz of Bonaire, GA and Alice Coover of Warner Robins, GA; 14 grandchildren: Ashley, Megan, Ryan, Nathan, Taighlyr, Karey-Ann, Zach, Dhannilynnie,Vibiana, Llonatan, Madison, Cristian, Jose, and Juan Carlos, and 4 great grandchildren, Shealeigh, Bailey, Izabell, and Brayden; two brothers, Raymond (Erika) L. Coover of Horseheads, NY, and Gary (Lisa) Coover of Nelson, PA; a sister, Anne (Gene) Van Gordon of Ulysses, PA and other extended family. 

In addition to his parents Ron was preceded in death by three children, Sherrin Mead, Tracey Davis and Mickey Charles Coover as well as a sister, Robin Coover Hatcher. 

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kenyon Funeral Home of Elkland, PA. 

To send an online condolence visit www.kenyonfuneralhome.com

Bertha McCarty, 104, of Derrick City, PA

Bertha McCarty
Bertha McCarty, 104, of Derrick City, PA, passed away to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, April 24, 2014 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born March 8, 1910 in New Hudson, NY, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Jessie (Dolph) McVay.

On October 28, 1961 in Cuba, NY, she married Gordon McCarty, who passed away October 17, 1994.

Mrs. McCarty attended schools in Cuba, NY and had worked as a tester for Acme Electric Company in Cuba for 26 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Dolores Torpey of Cuba, NY; six grandchildren, Raymond Mesler, Ronald Mesler, Douglas Kameck, Denise Ross, Leslie Kameck, and Cynthia Woods, 13 great grandchildren, 22 great great grandchild, 6 great great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Pauline Dodge and a brother, Alfred McVay.

Friends are invited to call from Noon-1:00pm, Monday, April 28, 2014 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00pm, with Rev. Doug Strang, interim pastor of the Faith Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Cuba Cemetery in Cuba, NY. 

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the VNA Hospice or Community Nurses or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

GALETON LIBRARY CLOSING AT 5 PM DUE TO ILLNESS

The Galeton Public Library will be closing Friday, April 25th at 5:00pm due to illness. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

New Hudson Dispatched For Wildfire

New Hudson Dispatched For Wildfire

At 2:34 PM on Friday, New Hudson dispatched to a wildfire on Route 305.

PITT-BRADFORD GRADUATES HEADED TO OIL FIELDS

PITT-BRADFORD GRADUATES HEADED TO OIL FIELDS

BRADFORD, Pa. – University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students will scatter following Sunday’s commencement, but two are headed to the same place for the same job.

Beau Close of Bradford and Cameron Markert of Smethport, both of whom will graduate with an associate of science in petroleum technology, have been hired by Chevron in Houston to become drill site managers.

Pitt-Bradford’s petroleum technology program, reintroduced in 2007 by Dr. Assad Panah, professor of geology, has developed a strong relationship with the oil giant, which comes to campus to recruit and has hired several graduates each year.

Another petroleum technology graduate, Katie Vecellio of Bradford, who is also earning a bachelor of science in environmental science, will begin working as an environmental education and interpretation coordinator for Allegany State Park in Salamanca, N.Y.

Students with local connections from other majors are also headed out into the world of work. Erin Goodwin, who double majored in accounting and business management from Wyalusing, will remain in the area as an accountant for Dresser-Rand in Olean, N.Y.

Kristen Porter, a human relations major from Salamanca, will begin working as a veterans service officer in Olean, N.Y.

Brittany Gehman, an athletic training major from Ronks, will also remain in the area, working at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport and pursuing a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion.

Andrew Eliason, a business management major from Bradford, will work with the McKean County 911 Center and Bradford City Fire Department.

Sarah Yaworsky of Bradford and Erica Ignatz of Venetia will earn their associate of science in nursing and begin working at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Melissa Callahan, a social sciences major from York Haven, will stay in the area working in the Life Skills Program at Futures Rehabilitation Inc.

Courtney McNeight, who double majored in business management and hospitality management from Ellicottville, N.Y., will be headed for Newport, R.I., where she will enter the management trainee program at Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina.

Trent Johnson, a double major in computer information systems and technology and biology from Dagus Mines, has accepted a position with Cook Myosite in Pittsburgh, where he will work as a software validation specialist.

Other local students will be adding the title “Dr.” to their names within a few years, whether they have been accepted into a program for medical doctors or doctors of philosophy.

Accepted to three medical schools, Paul Woods, a biology major from Port Allegany, chose to attend the Lake Erie College of Medicine in Erie.

Filane F. Godding of Bradford, who is earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, will begin work on a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, this summer.

Other area graduates will attend graduate school as well.

Shauntae Donner, an accounting major from Cuba, N.Y., will enter graduate school at Duquesne University this fall.

Jeffrey Engels, an athletic training major from West Valley, N.Y., will pursue a Master of Science in athletic training at the State University of New York College at Cortland.

Daniel Smith, a sports medicine major from Bradford, will begin a Master of Science in exercise science program at Gannon University in Erie.

Devon Swatt, who double majored in accounting and business management from Bradford, will begin studying for a Master of Business Administration at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y.

Richard Obermeyer, a criminal justice major from Bradford, will pursue a graduate degree in intelligence studies at Mercyhurst University in Erie.

Benjamin Doughty of Bradford will pursue a Master of Science in chemistry at The Pennsylvania State University in State College.

Jenna Gorrell, a radiological science major from Lewis Run, will enter Washburn University’s radiation therapy program this fall in Topeka, Kan.

Barbara Highhouse, a psychology major from Warren, will pursue a Master of Science in mental health counseling at the University of Alfred (N.Y.)

Other students getting off to an auspicious start include Keanu Sorbelli of Wilkes-Barre, who will be commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army and attend Infantry Officer Basic Leadership Course and U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga.

Shannon Lynch, a sports medicine major from Syracuse, N.Y., will pursue a doctorate of physical therapy at Gannon University in Erie.

Love Lee, a broadcast communications major from Upper Darby, will attend the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse (N.Y.) University, where she will study journalism.

Tahira Custis, a broadcast communications major from Folcroft, will pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree for film production at Boston University.

Motorcycle Accident On Rew Hill

Motorcycle Accident On Rew Hill

At 2:06 PM on Friday, Rew Fire Dept. & Bradford Ambulance to a motorcycle accident on Rew Hill by the sharp curve on South Kendall Avenue. Report 1 patient. Helicopter dispatched.

REPORT PATIENT REFUSED MEDICAL TRANSPORT.

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE City: ST_MARYS

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: HOUSE BESIDE 105 Challingsworth Rd

City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: N PAUL RD * JOHNSONBURG RD
HEAVY SMOKE, FIRE THROUGH THE ROOF, FIRE SPREADING TO WOODS
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD; ELK COMPANY 2; ST. MARYS AMBULANCE, JOHNSONBURG FD; ELK COMPANY 3 ENGINE TO SCENE, ENGINE TO STANDBY AT ST. MARYS COMPANY 11
4/25/2014 2:03:16 PM

DRIVERS TO ST. MARYS HALL; DCNR TO HELP CONTROL FOREST FIRE BEFORE IT CONTACTS NEARBY HOUSE, 2ND BRUSH UNIT REQUESTED. 

3:16 PM--FIRE UNDER CONTROL 

RED CROSS WAS NOTIFIED THAT A MIDDLE AGE MALE RESIDENT WILL NEED ASSISTANCE.

I-180 Work-Zone Traffic Impacts for April 28 - May 3

I-180 Work-Zone Traffic Impacts for April 28 - May 3

Weather permitting; the contractor working on Interstate 180 in Northumberland and Lycoming counties will have daylight work-zone traffic patterns in place next week, April 28 - May 3.

Lane restrictions (using traffic cones) will be in effect in both directions from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday from just east of Exit 5 (Turbotville) to just west of Exit 10 (Muncy – Main Street).

The traffic patterns will be changing within the daytime hours to accommodate the varying work activities.

The contractor will be hauling rock into the median area to stockpile, installing erosion and sedimentation control measures, removing tree stumps, placing poles for electrical services and illuminating lights. The contractor will also be building and paving temporary ramps and crossovers in the median areas. Meanwhile, a subcontractor will continue repairs to the substructure of the bridge carrying the interstate over Hughes Road and Route 54. Another subcontractor will begin placing long-term signing on the westbound and eastbound lanes.

Motorists are advised to stay alert to the changing work-zone traffic patterns between exits 5 and 10 on I-180 next week.

Golden Retriever Missing In Smethport

Our dog ran off yesterday from the vet in Smethport. Not one person has even seen her to give us a clue which way to look. We have been searching for almost 30 hours. Hoping she is trying to find her way home. We are offering a cash reward to whomever finds her. Thank you Numbers are 814-562-0534 or 814-562-0531 or 814-260-9498

DEP Revokes Waste Permit for Tire Recycling Operation in Franklin County

DEP Revokes Waste Permit for Tire Recycling Operation in Franklin County

Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it has revoked Chambersburg Tire Recycling’s Waste Management Permit due to unresolved compliance issues and waste management violations at its Hamilton Township, Franklin County waste tire processing facility.

“Despite DEP’s various attempts to bring Chambersburg Tire Recycling into compliance and correct the environmental issues at the property, the company failed to comply with the department’s regulations and orders,” DEP South-central Regional Director Lynn Langer said. “A permit revocation is the last resort, but it was necessary to bring a stop to the violations occurring.”

Chambersburg Tire Recycling, LLC. (CTR) was first developed in 2006 to cleanup an existing pile of 750,000 waste tires at the site and begin a tire processing business.

On Jan. 12, 2007, the owner of CTR entered into a Consent Order and Agreement (COA) with DEP to abide by its waste management permit limits for accepting tires; to process old and new tires in accordance with their processing plan; and to reuse or properly dispose of all processed material generated at the site. Between January 2007 and June 2010, CTR did not comply with the COA or its permit.

On June 14, 2010, CTR entered into a new COA with DEP in which CTR agreed to reduce the number of tires at the site; cease accepting tires during periods when the processing equipment was inoperable; and submit records to DEP detailing the number of tires imported and exported. CTR did not comply with the new COA.

On Dec. 5, 2013, DEP ordered CTR to properly dispose of all remaining waste tires and wastes within 30 days. CTR failed to comply with the order.

Based on the department’s most recent estimate, CTR has 780 tons of waste materials onsite which includes waste tires, waste tire beads, waste tire wire and treads.

Prior to the decision to revoke the permit, DEP held weekly meetings with CTR to encourage proper removal and management of tires and wastes. Once the permit is revoked, CTR can no longer accept or process waste.

The department is currently evaluating remediation options for the site including potentially responsible parties and funding.