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51St Annual Potter-Tioga Maple Festival

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Volunteer Firefighter Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver



Volunteer Firefighter Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver
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Troopers Investigating A Burglary On Hill Crest Drive In Hebron Township


Portable Generator Stolen From Camp In Abbott Township


Burglars Get Money From Allegany Auto & Truck in Coudersport


PSP Coudersport To Work In Conjunction With NYSP On Highways Near State Border


Ulysses Man Charged After Dispute With Female


PSP Investigating Incident Of Juvenile subjected To Watching Porn In 1998/1999


Harassing Messages Get Manns Choice, PA, Man Charges


Driver Arrested For DUI After Complaints Of Erratic Driving


Rollover Crash On Irishtown Road In Fox Township

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/ROLLOVER
Address: 181 IRISHTOWN RD
City: FOX
Cross Streets: MONICA LN * BROWNS RD
Occupant Self Extricated
Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD; FOX TWP. AMB., ST. MARYS MEDIC
5/17/2014 10:41:42 PM

Pennsylvania Congressmen Join Thompson in Urging U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Reevaluate Proposal to List Northern Long-Eared Bat as Endangered Species

Pennsylvania Congressmen Join Thompson in Urging U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Reevaluate Proposal to List Northern Long-Eared Bat as Endangered Species

Agency’s Designation Lacks Sufficient Legal and Scientific Support, Poses
Grave Consequences for Commonwealth’s Economy

Bellefonte, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, joined by eight members of the Pennsylvania delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) urging the agencies to reevaluate their proposal to list the Northern Long-Eared Bat as an endangered species.  

The members reference the scientific data used by FWS as the basis for the designation as inadequate and caution that moving forward with the listing would constitute a “fundamentally ineffective” approach to species restoration, while imposing an unnecessary and harmful impact upon Pennsylvania’s economy.

The letter, which was sent today to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Daniel M. Ashe, was signed by U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), Mike Kelly (PA-3), Bill Shuster (PA-9), Tom Marino (PA-10), Scott Perry (PA-4), Keith Rothfus (PA-12), Tim Murphy (PA-18), Lou Barletta (PA-11), and Charlie Dent (PA-15).

Click here to view the letter in PDF format.

Letter text:

“Dear Secretary Jewell and Director Ashe:

We are writing in response to notice published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the October 2, 2013 Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 61046) in which the Service proposed to list the Northern Long-Eared Bat as an endangered species. This notice also published the decision on listing the Eastern Small-Footed Bat as “not warranted.” We believe the Service has demonstrated insufficient scientific data to support this decision and lacks adequate legal authority to move forward with this designation.

In its Federal Register notice, the Service cites the effects of White-Nose Syndrome as the lone basis for its proposed endangered listing.  Although the disease is impacting the Northern Long-Eared Bat in areas of 38-states, the Service has acknowledged that the economic activities that would be most affected by the proposed listing have had little impact on population numbers or the decline of the species. Furthermore, as demonstrated within the existing administrative record, there is scientific disagreement over the bat’s population levels and trends and the spread and effect of White Nose Syndrome on the species.  

We remain gravely concerned that this designation would be fundamentally ineffective, yet would have significant and far-reaching impacts on key areas of economic activity in Pennsylvania and other areas, including home building, commercial development, farming, energy development, manufacturing, and even land management for ecological purposes.  Given these concerns, we request the Service obtain a six-month extension on the deadline for making a final listing decision for the species so that it may evaluate this information fully.

If, after reconsidering the information in the administrative record and compiling and considering the best available information, the Service continues to believe that the bat warrants listing or necessary tools for protection, it should list the species as threatened.  Such a listing would provide ample protections for the bat and allow the Service to promulgate a special § 4(d) rule that could be used to address the threats of White Nose Syndrome while allowing activities that minimally affect the bat to continue.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.  We look forward to your prompt response.” 

Fishing Was Great At Lyman Run State Park Fishing Derby Saturday

THE FISHING WAS GREAT!

Photos attached: Grand Prize winner Preston Burd (12 yrs. old) with 17 3/4 inch golden trout) pictured with FOLR President Joe Parr (left) and Preston's family
 In spite of almost flood conditions on Lyman Run and at the lake, the Kid's Fishing Derby was a great success and over 100 fish where caught. The grand prize fish, a palamino or golden trout that was 17 3/4 inches long, was caught by Preston Burd who will have his fish mounted by Crestview Taxidermy in Coudersport. 
Group shot of all prize winners after award ceremony
Other prizes were Longest fish by a boy 7 - 12 yrs old,Thomas Hodgson; longest fish by a girl 7 - 12 yrs old, Amanda Weber; longest fish by a boy 6 yrs and under, Zander Rachielle; longest fish by a girl 6 yrs. and under,Macie Casher; 2nd longest fish by a boy 7 - 12 yrs, Jevan Kratzer; 2nd longest fish by a girl 7 -12 yrs, Nicole Clinton; 2nd longest fish by a boy 6 yr and under, Declan Unangst; 2nd longest fish by a girl 6 yrs and under, MacKenzie Emmick, First to reach limit boy, Luke Szentesy; First to reach limit girl, Macie Casher. 
 
Several of the prize winners were not present, so their prizes went into the general drawing where prizes were awarded by Derby entrance number.

The Friends of Lyman Run would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the park management, staff, rangers, and maintenance crews at Lyman Run for the terrific job they did setting up for the derby and all the extra work they did due to the high water conditions. Once again they proved they are one of the best park's staffs in the Commonwealth! 
 
Also a big thanks to all the Friends of Lyman Run volunteers who helped with the planning and running of the derby and without whom, this event could not have happened. 
 
We would also like to thank all the sponsors and suppliers for this year's derby: Crestview Taxidermy, Eastfork Sportsmens Club, Rainbow Paradise, Equipment Rentals, Zito Media, Gods Country Black Forest Snowmobile Club, Black Forest Conservation Association, Southern Potter Snowmobile Club, Keener's Kountry Store, Galeton Drug, Galeton Shop and Save, Nittany Minit Mart, Foxes Pizza, Pudgies Pizza, the Susquehannock Club Inc., Walmart, Paul Miller, GB Max Signs and the Tackle Shack in Wellboro.

 We hope that all the kids and their families had a great time and remind everyone that there will be programs sponsored by the Friends of Lyman Run at the park all during the summer and also remind everyone about the Great Halloween Spooktacular the weekend before Halloween in October!

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...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 9 AM EDT SUNDAY...

WARREN-MCKEAN-POTTER-ELK-CAMERON-CLEARFIELD-CAMBRIA-SOMERSET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARREN...BRADFORD...COUDERSPORT...
ST. MARYS...RIDGWAY...EMPORIUM...DUBOIS...CLEARFIELD...
JOHNSTOWN...SOMERSET
234 PM EDT SAT MAY 17 2014

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 9 AM EDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A FROST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 9 AM EDT SUNDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 30S.

* TIMING...THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND DAYBREAK
SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...DAMAGE TO SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FROST ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN WIDESPREAD FROST IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP DURING THE GROWING SEASON. THOSE WITH AGRICULTURAL OR
GARDENING INTERESTS IN THE ADVISORY AREA SHOULD HARVEST OR
PROTECT SENSITIVE PLANTS AND CROPS. POTTED PLANTS NORMALLY LEFT
OUTDOORS SHOULD BE COVERED OR BROUGHT INSIDE.

2 Vehicle Crash At Barnum Road & Rt. 346 Intersection in Eldred Township

2 Vehicle Crash At Barnum Road & Rt. 346 Intersection

At 1:52 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. & Eldred Boro Ambulance  along with Medic 1 dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash at the Barnum Road and Rt. 346 intersection.

Wildflower Walk with Chris Firestone Sunday At Sinnemahoning State Park

Wildflower Walk with Chris Firestone
Sunday, May 18th
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Springtime has arrived at Sinnemahoning State Park! Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty as we search for wildflowers in the park with Chris Firestone, a botanist with DCNR Bureau of Forestry. Discover wild geraniums, wood anemones, wild violets, cuckoo flowers, marsh marigolds, foam flower and more among the plants on the forest floor.

The walk will cover about 2.0 miles over woodland trails and the Lowlands Trail. All ages are welcome. The pace will be slow, as we will stop often to search for flowers. Bring your camera – picture taking is encouraged! Long pants and sturdy shoes are recommended. No pre-registration is needed for this free program. Meet in the classroom of the Park Office and Wildlife Center.

Sinnemahoning State Park Invasive Plant Management Workshop Sunday

Sinnemahoning State Park Invasive Plant Management Workshop Sunday

Sunday, May 18th
Park Office & Wildlife Center
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Back by popular demand! A repeat of the shrubs and vines workshop.
Now available on a weekend! Call the park office to register.

Landowners, are invasive weeds such as multiflora rose and mile-a-minute invading your property? Don’t let these invasive plants decrease the value of your land and interfere with hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to protect your property from these invaders.

SIPMA, the Sinnemahoning Invasive Plant Management Area, and Sinnemahoning State Park invite you to attend the Invasive Plant Management Workshop at Sinnemahoning State Park on Sunday, May 18th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

This workshop will help you to identify the ten worst invasive plants in north-central Pennsylvania and discover how these invaders are disrupting the native habitat. Learn biological, mechanical and chemical ways to control invasive vines and shrubs, with a special focus on mile-a-minute and multiflora rose.

The meeting will take place in the classroom of the new Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park. Workshop will include field identification and hands-on practice with application equipment. Participants should be prepared for both indoor and outdoor activities.

Pesticide applicator recertification credits are available. Please see the PA Plants website https://www.paplants.state.pa.us/PesticideApplicator/MeetingSearch.aspx

To register for this free workshop please call the Park office.

Coudersport Ice Mine to Reopen after 25 Years

Coudersport Ice Mine to Reopen after 25 Years

By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent 
Bradford Era

A well-known local attraction is set to reopen over Memorial Day Weekend after more than 25 years of neglect.

The Coudersport Ice Mine closed in 1987, but is readying to reopen thanks to the dedication of its new owners, Gary and Diana Buchsen.

Countless hours of restoration work has been completed to bring the Ice Mine back to what it once was, and it looks pretty authentic to the site in its’ heyday. Read more...

PA Drilling Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Springville Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-16 to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Springville Twp, Susquehanna county. 402CSL - Failure to adopt pollution prevention measures required or prescribed by DEP by handling materials that create a danger of pollution.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Allegheny Natural Resources Inc in Knox Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-06 to Allegheny Natural Resources Inc in Knox Twp, Jefferson county. 78.65(2) - Failure to restore site within 30 days of permit expiration when well not drilled
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Allegheny Natural Resources Inc in Rose Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-07 to Allegheny Natural Resources Inc in Rose Twp, Jefferson county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Allegheny Natural Resources Inc in Knox Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-06 to Allegheny Natural Resources Inc in Knox Twp, Jefferson county. 78.65(2) - Failure to restore site within 30 days of permit expiration when well not drilled
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Allegheny Natural Resources Inc in Knox Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-06 to Allegheny Natural Resources Inc in Knox Twp, Jefferson county. 78.65(2) - Failure to restore site within 30 days of permit expiration when well not drilled
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Allegheny Natural Resources Inc in Knox Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-06 to Allegheny Natural Resources Inc in Knox Twp, Jefferson county. 78.65(2) - Failure to restore site within 30 days of permit expiration when well not drilled
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Cole Memorial has launched a new Pediatric Oral Health Program

Preventive Dental Health Program Started in Pediatric Dept. Of Cole Memorial


Children’s oral health was identified as a priority in Cole Memorial’s recent community health needs assessment. The survey revealed that at the present time, there are no dental providers in Cole Memorial’s service area who care for children under the age of three. In addition, there is very limited dental care available for children of any age with Medical Assistance or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Families have to travel long distances to receive dental care and many children simply do not receive the care they need due to a lack of transportation in rural areas.

Thanks in part to a Community-Based Health Care Program grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, on March 31, 2014 Cole Memorial has launched a new Pediatric Oral Health Program at Cole Memorial’s Coudersport Pediatrics Office. Beth Pantuso, Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner, will see pediatric patients from the time of eruption of their first tooth through age 21.

Beth comes to Cole Memorial from the Bradford Dental Center with over 11 years of experience as a certified Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner. She will provide dental screenings, cleanings, topical fluoride varnish application, and oral health education to patients and families. Beth will work closely with Cole’s pediatricians Drs. Rigas, Li and Wust-Smith as well as with pediatric care manager Jennifer Hollowell to refer patients who need restorative care to pediatric or general dentists. In addition, beginning in the fall of 2014, Beth will travel to the local school districts in Cole Memorial’s service area to provide the same services to children in the school setting.

“We are so excited about the opportunity to integrate preventive dental services into our pediatric practice at Cole Memorial,” stated Dr. Mary Ann Rigas, a board certified pediatrician at Cole Memorial and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Our focus in pediatrics is on keeping children healthy, and until now, we have felt a great void when it comes to caring for our patients’ teeth. Early childhood dental caries is the most common preventable chronic childhood disease and the greatest unmet healthcare need among our patients. We look forward to collaborating with Beth to prevent the onset of early childhood caries in our patients through education and early dental care.”

The development of a Regional Oral Health Collaborative Council is an important component of the Pediatric Oral Health Program. The council will be comprised of representatives from the dental and medical communities as well as school administrators and nurses and members of local human services organizations. The council will meet on a regular basis at Cole Memorial.

“We are grateful to Governor Corbett and the Community-Based Health Care Subsidy Program,” said Cole Memorial President and CEO Ed Pitchford. “This project is funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to enhance access to dental care and to continue to deliver preventive primary care services to patients in the rural communities that we serve.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner, call 814-274-9198. Medical Assistance and CHIP will be accepted and no child will be denied care due to inability to pay. Most major dental insurance plans will reimburse patients for these services.

Delbert W. Baxter, 76, of Main St., Roulette, PA

Delbert W. Baxter
Delbert W. Baxter, 76, of Main St., Roulette, PA, passed away Thursday (May 15, 2014) in his home, unexpectedly.

Born September 16, 1937, in Nelson, PA, he was a son of Franklyn L. and Laura Shields Baxter. On May 18, 1963, in Port Allegany, he married Janet A. Dunkelberger, who survives.

Delbert was employed with North Penn Gas Co. as operations manager, retiring in 1999, after 38 years of service.
US Army Vet

Mr. Baxter was also a veteran having served with the US Army.

He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1955. 

Delbert attended the Riverside Methodist Church of Roulette, was a member of F. & A.M. Liberty Lodge 505, Port Allegany, where he was a past master; member of Arnold Chapter 254, Port Allegany, Potter Commandery 69, Coudersport, Coudersport Consistory where he participated many years in the Passion Play, life member of the Roulette Fire Department, and was very active in the Boy Scouts of America,

Surviving in addition to his wife Janet, are a son, Timm F. (April) Baxter of Port Allegany; a daughter, Tammy S. (Stanley) Fox of Roulette; seven grandchildren: Joshua, Laura, and Ray Fox, Benn, Jacob, & Jennifer Baxter, and Tyler Tucker; two brothers, George F. (Dawn) Baxter, and Robert M. (Kaye) Baxter of Tioga, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Marci G. Baxter.

Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Monday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday (May 20, 2014) with Rev. H.D. Youngblood, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.

A masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening in the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the Roulette Fire Department or Roulette Ambulance.

Condolences can be made to: 
Jan A. Baxter
P.O. Box 256
Roulette, PA 16746

S. Jean LITTLE, 73, of Ralston, PA, formerly of Duke Center and Westfield, PA

S. Jean LITTLE, 73, of Ralston, PA, formerly of Duke Center and Westfield, PA, died Friday, May 16, 2014 in her home. 

Born December 31, 1940, in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Wilfred R. and Esther M. Spencer Ordway. On August 8, 1959, in Harrison Valley, PA, she married J. Dewey “J.D.” Little, Jr., who predeceased her on September 11, 1998. 

Jean was a 1958 graduate of Northern Potter High School. She and her husband owned and operated Little’s Personal Care Home in Westfield for many years. 

Surviving are: two sons, John (Christine) Little III of Wellsboro, PA and Barry (Barbara) Little of Portville, NY; a daughter, Mae (Peter) Russell of Westfield; seven grandchildren, Jason (Laura) Moszak, Adam (Jessica) Hewitt, Johnna (Craig) Wetmore, Max Little, Peggy Russell, Lisa Russell, and Kathy Russell; and one great-grandson, Blake Hewitt. 

She was predeceased by her companion, E. Burley Pease, on December 30, 2009. 

There will be no public visitation or service. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Stage Is Set For Tuesday’s Primary Election In Potter County

Stage Is Set For Tuesday’s Primary Election In Potter County

election-dayArrangements are in place for the May 20 Primary Election in Potter County. Polls are open in each voting district from 7 am to 8 pm. Only registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to cast ballots. 

Deadline to register, change party affiliation or report changes of address has passed. Requirements that each voter show a photo identification in order to be eligible to cast a ballot are not in effect for the May 20 election. 

A listing of offices and candidates appearing on the Republican and Democratic ballots is available on the county website,pottercountypa.net (click on Departments/Elections and Voter Registration).

Those who wish to verify their voter registration can do so on the website, votespa.com, or by calling the county voter registration/elections office at 274-8467. 

Offices on ballot include: governor, lieutenant governor, representative in Congress (5th District), representative in General Assembly (67th District; 68th District for Galeton Borough and Pike Township only), member of Republican State Committee, Republican county chair, Republican and Democratic county committeewoman and committeeman.

PLEASE NOTE: The name of Bob Guzzardi for the Republican gubernatorial nomination has been stricken from the ballot by a ruling of the Pa. Supreme Court. Votes cast for Bob Guzzardi will not be counted. Signs will be posted at each election precinct clarifying the issue. Republicans who wish to cast their votes for Bob Guzzardi or any candidate other than Tom Corbett must do so with write-ins.

Annual Meeting of Fishing Creek Cemetery Assoc. Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Annual Meeting of Fishing Creek Cemetery Assoc. will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fishing Creek Church. Cash donations for cemetery upkeep are appreciated.

Otto-Eldred Librarian Charged By Police For Being Drunk In Classroom

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Round & Square Dance At Odin Grange Saturday

Estates Auction Saturday May 24, 2014 In Coudersport, PA

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House For Sale On Williams Way Near Coudersport

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Country Antiques Auction Saturday, May 31st At Carter Auctions In Allegany, NY

www.carterauctions.com

Clara Township Clean Up Days June 6 & 7, 2014



Warren Man Suffers Minor Injury When Pickup Rolls On Rt. 59


Police Withdraw Charges Of Failure To Comply


Friday, May 16, 2014

Duke Center United Methodist Church 2nd Harvest Food Distribution

Duke Center United Methodist Church
2nd Harvest Food Distribution

It is 2nd Harvest Food Distribution time again...call-ins (966-3922) are Monday, May 19 from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, May 20 from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. If you get the answering machine please leave a message and your call will be returned in the order that it was received.

Distribution will be on Wednesday, May 28 at the Otto Twp. Firehall. Please bring your photo ID and a box for your food.

If you know of a family in need please pass this information to them.

Debora Johnson Benefit At Port Allegany Moose Sunday


Rattlesnake Round-Up In Morris, PA On Saturday & Sunday, June 14 & 15th, 2014

RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP

The Morris Township Fire Department has set the date for the 59th Annual Rattlesnake Round-Up, held every year at the Morris Township Fire Company grounds in Morris, PA, south of Wellsboro.

Round & Square Dance At Odin Grange Saturday


4:30 p.m. Update: Flooded state roads advisory in north central Pa counties

4:30 p.m. Update: Flooded state roads advisory in north central Pa counties

The following state highways are closed in north central PA at this time due to flooding. This advisory includes new information for Snyder, Tioga and Union counties.

Lycoming County
• Route 3007 (Pine Run Road/Level Corners Road) from Route 220 in Woodward Township to Route 973 (Main Street) in the Borough of Salladasburg.
• Route 414 from Route 44 in Cummings Township to Truman Run Road in McHenry Township.

Snyder County
• Route 2009 (Middle Creek Road) from Market Street in Union Township to Route 35 in Penn Township. The road is expected to be closed overnight.
• ** New: Route 3007 (Iron Bridge Road) from Route 522 to Route 3008 (Paxtonville Road) in Franklin Township. The road is expected to be closed overnight.

Tioga County
• ** Open: Route 287 between Route 249 and Norris Brook Road in Middlebury Township. One lane of the road is open. Flaggers are directing traffic.
• Temporary Road for Route 4017 at bridge project in Osceola Township. Closed from Red House Hollow Road and Bulkley Hollow Road. The closure may last for several days. A signed detour will be in effect using local roads.

Union County
• Route 2001 (Beaver Run Road) from Route 192 to Route 1001 (Johnson Mill Road) in Buffalo Township.
• Route 3003 (Cold Run Road/Grand Valley Road/Eighth Street/Millmont Road) from Route 45 and Main Street in the Borough of Hartleton. The road is expected to be closed overnight.
• Route 1001 (Johnson Mill Road/Spruce Run Road/Sunrise Road) from Route 192 to Col. John Kelly Road in Buffalo Township.
• Route 3003 (Cold Run Road/Grand Valley Road/Eighth Street/Millmont Road) from Stover Road and Creek Road/Millmont Road in Lewis Township.
• Route 3004 (Trails End Road/Creek Road/Red Ridge Road) from Shirk Road in Hartley Township and Libby Road in Lewis Township. The road is expected to be closed overnight.
• ** New: Route 1003 (Fort Titzell Road/Dyer Road/ Hoffa Mill Road/New Columbia Road) from Route 192 (Buffalo Road) in Buffalo Township to Col. John Kelly Road in Kelly Township. The road is expected to be closed until tomorrow (Saturday) morning.

Memorial Service Saturday For Rita L. ERWAY, 65, of Ulysses, PA

Rita L. ERWAY, 65, of Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. 

A fellowship luncheon will be held in the Tri-Town Fire Hall social room following the service. 

 Memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915 or Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915. 

                                                 Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Sale Listing For Port Allegany Town Wide Yard Sale Saturday


Heavy Rain Causes Landslide On North Hollow

Heavy Rain caused a landslide on the southbound lane of North Hollow Road Friday morning. 

This photo was posted by  Coudersport Fire Dept. at 8:45 AM.

Coudersport Fire Police maintained traffic control and advised PennDOT.

THE INTERNET IS BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF THEM

THE INTERNET IS BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF THEM

As online viewers watch Pittsburgh eagles grow, separate live stream could soon show hatching ospreys. They grow up so quickly.

It’s been about six weeks since the first of three bald-eagle chicks hatched in Pittsburgh in front of a live audience viewing online. And anyone who more recently has logged onto the Game Commission’s website to access the 24-hour live stream will tell you those three little birds aren’t so little anymore.

Internet celebrities that have accounted for nearly 1.2 million views online, the eaglets still are weeks away from fledging the nest. And until that time, thousands undoubtedly will continue to watch each day.

But online nest-watchers also might be interested to know another opportunity awaits them.

Real-time video from a Northampton County osprey nest is being streamed live on the Game Commission’s website, and the first of three eggs being incubated could hatch any day now.

While the bald-eagle nest live stream can be found on the home page of Game Commission’s website, accessing the osprey-nest live stream requires an additional click or two. Still, it’s easy to find. Just click on the icon labeled “Live Streaming Wildlife Cameras,” near the top of the home page. When the next page opens, scroll down and click the “play” icon on the viewing window for the Northampton County osprey nest.

In fact, from this page, live streams of the osprey and bald-eagle nests can be viewed simultaneously.

Ospreys typically migrate south in winter and return to Pennsylvania in late March and early April to nest. Typically, ospreys will incubate eggs for about 40 days before the eggs hatch. The first of the eggs in the nest being live streamed was laid March 28, while the third was laid April 2.

Ospreys often nest beside bodies of water. They feed primarily on fish and need an abundant supply of it near nest sites.

Pennsylvania’s nesting osprey population has been on the rise in recent years. Still, ospreys remain on Pennsylvania’s list of threatened species, and are protected by both state and federal law.

As recently as 1986, Pennsylvania was home to only one nesting pair of ospreys. Today, there are more than 100.

Meanwhile, the bald eagle was removed earlier this year from Pennsylvania’s threatened species list. While the bald eagle no longer is listed as an endangered or threatened species in Pennsylvania, it continues to be protected by federal law, which among other things establishes a buffer to ensure people stay at least 660 feet from a nest.

Some nesting birds are more tolerant than others when it comes to human activity. But any action that could flush birds from nests is a threat to successful hatching of eggs and fledging of young. Keeping your distance is one way to increase the chances of nest success.

Guidelines on how to more safely view bald eagle nests are available on the “Bald Eagle Watching in Pennsylvania” page under the “Wildlife” and “Watchable Wildlife” tabs at the Game Commission’s home page.

I-180 work zone impacts for May 19-24

I-180 work zone impacts for May 19-24

Weather permitting, the contractor working on Interstate 180 in Northumberland and Lycoming counties next week will begin implementing the first phase of long-term, temporary traffic patterns.

Concrete barrier will be in place to reduce eastbound traffic to one lane. The work zone speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH for long-term traffic control.

Westbound still will be restricted to one lane (using cones) during daylight hours only, until crossovers can be completed.

A subcontractor will continue placing barriers and painting lines in the temporary ramps and median areas. Another subcontractor will begin milling the westbound lane and removing guiderail once traffic is switched to the eastbound lane.

Repairs to the substructure of the bridge carrying the interstate over Hughes Road and Route 54 continue.

Motorists are strongly urged to pay attention to changing traffic patterns. Pennsylvania State Police will be on site to assist with traffic control during the placement of the barrier. Please be aware of construction equipment and delivery trucks within the work zone.

Pending weather and workload, the crossovers will become live and westbound traffic will be directed into one lane of the eastbound side of the highway, with barrier separating two-way traffic, one lane for each direction, starting Tuesday, May 20.

Exit 10 (Muncy/Main Street) will be closed and a detour will be in effect.

The work zone extends from just east of Exit 5 (Turbotville) to just west of Exit 10.

West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquito Detected

West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquito Detected

The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health today reported the first detection in 2014 of a West Nile Virus-carrying mosquito.

The infected mosquito was found May 13 in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County.

“DEP is committed to monitoring the mosquito population, so that when the virus is identified, our staff are able to act quickly to prevent additional spread,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said.

In 2004, Pennsylvania began its integrated pest management program, which has improved identification and control of mosquito populations. Certain mosquito species carry the virus, which may cause humans to contract West Nile fever or West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in inflammation of the brain.

Typically, the state’s first West Nile Virus-carrying mosquito is found in mid-June. Last year, West Nile virus was detected in 42 counties, resulting in 11 human cases reported statewide.

Although most people do not become ill when infected with West Nile virus, all are at risk. Older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at the highest risk of becoming ill and developing severe complications.

“During a time of year when we tend to spend more time enjoying the outdoors, we must remember to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” said Secretary of Health Michael Wolf. “There are easy steps we can all take to help keep our families healthy and safe.”

The best defense against West Nile virus is to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water around homes, weeds, tall grass, shrubbery and discarded tires.

Homeowners should also take other precautionary measures including:

• Dispose of cans, buckets, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar containers that hold water on your property.

• Properly dispose of discarded tires that can collect water. Stagnant water is where most mosquitoes breed.

• Drill holes in the bottom of outdoor recycling containers.

• Have roof gutters cleaned regularly, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to block drains.

• Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.

• Turn over wheelbarrows and don’t let water stagnate in birdbaths.

• Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish.

• Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use and remove any water that may collect on pool covers.

For stagnant pools of water, homeowners can buy Bti products at lawn and garden, outdoor supply, home improvement and other stores. Bti is a naturally occurring bacteria that kills mosquito larva but is safe for people, pets, aquatic life and plants.

Additionally, these simple precautions can prevent mosquito bites, particularly for people who are most at risk:

• Make sure screens fit tightly over doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out of homes.

• Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks when outdoors, particularly when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, or in areas known for having large numbers of mosquitoes.

• When possible, reduce outdoor exposure at dawn and dusk during peak mosquito periods.

• Use insect repellants according to the manufacturer’s instructions. An effective repellant will contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Consult with a pediatrician or family physician if you have questions about the use of repellant on children, as repellant is not recommended for children under the age of two months.

For more information about West Nile Virus and the state’s surveillance and control program, visit www.westnile.state.pa.us.

PA Wilds Team recognizes outstanding efforts in sustainable tourism development

PA Wilds Team recognizes outstanding efforts in sustainable tourism development

ST MARYS, PA -- More than 130 business and community leaders from across the Pennsylvania Wilds gathered Thursday evening to get an update on the state and local effort to grow the region’s outdoor recreation economy, and to honor 10 organizations and individuals for outstanding work in conservation and sustainable tourism development.

The annual dinner and awards banquet, now in its seventh year, is hosted by the PA Wilds Planning Team, a group comprised of planners from the region’s 12 county governments and other local, state and federal stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

The evening began with a video, “Celebrating Our Partners,” which captured how partnerships are at the heart of the PA Wilds movement. The video was produced as a joint project by the PA Wilds Planning Team, PA Wilds Tourism Marketing Corp., and PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, three main organizations behind the regional effort to grow nature tourism, with funding support from Stackpole-Hall Foundation, PA DCED and PA DCNR. It can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/iXwECKNnp4U.

Outdoor recreation is big business in the U.S., according to a recent report from the American Outdoor Association. The money Americans spend on outdoor gear and on trips and travel to get outdoors accounts for an estimated 6.1 million jobs and $646 billion in consumer spending annually. The industry has seen steady growth and is an increasingly important piece of the economic pie in the Pennsylvania Wilds, which boasts two million acres of public land, two National Wild & Scenic Rivers, the largest elk herd in the northeast, some of the darkest skies in the world and a National Forest.

Visitors spent an estimated 1.7 billion in the PA Wilds in 2011 – an 11.5 percent rate of growth that was the fourth highest among the state’s 11 tourism regions, according to the latest figures from the State Tourism Office, which were also cited in the video.
The event included remarks by Ellen Ferretti, Secretary of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; and Carolyn Newhouse, Dep. Sec. for Innovation & Investment at the Department of Community & Economic Development. PA DCNR and DCED are the two main state partners involved in the regional effort.

The evening ended with 10 individuals, businesses and organizations being named 2014 Champions of the Pennsylvania Wilds. The winners were given plaques, citations by their state legislators and certificates of recognition by Congressman Glenn Thompson.
The 2014 winners are highlighted below.
“The PA Wilds Planning Team is proud to recognize the incredible work being done by so many local residents, businesses and organizations to grow our region’s nature and heritage tourism industry,” said PA Wilds Planning Team Chair Dan Glotz.
The Pennsylvania Wilds region includes the counties of Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Lycoming, Clinton, Cameron, Elk, Forest, Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield and the northern part of Centre county.

2014 CHAMPION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA WILDS AWARD WINNERS
Abbi Peters - Outstanding Leader Award

Abbi Peters is the Executive Director of the Elk County Council of the Arts, and was a founding member of the PA Wilds Artisan Trail. Her role in the Artisan Trail has been very broad. She's provided leadership to the project, mentored artists and trail sites, coordinated jury sessions, designed the Trail's traveling display, and has actively helped recruit new artists and trail sites. In addition to the work she's done with the Artisan Trail, she is also actively engaged in her community and the region, working closely with programs like Leadership Elk County, the Discover Partnership, coordinating the Art in Education program for the region, and coordinating the PA Partner in the arts program for the region.

Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park/Park Office - Great Places Award
Going Wild is now easier for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the vast region north of Interstate-80 known as the PA WILDS. Over the past ten years, the Commonwealth has made major investments within the PA Wilds region. One of the recent completions is the six million dollar Wildlife Center and Park Office at Sinnemahoning State Park. Here, visitors to the PA WILDS have a starting point for scores of outdoor activities and wildlife watching opportunities. Containing over 9300 square feet of exhibit, retail, office and gallery space, the Center serves as a portal to the 12 ½ county PA WILDS region. Since its opening in October 2011, the Wildlife Center has attracted over 65,000 visitors. Sinnemahoning State Park has always been a destination park because of its location and the wildness and tranquility that is offered in the First Fork Valley, and the new Wildlife Center has been a great addition to this already great park.

Eric Rensel - Conservation Stewardship Individual Award

Eric Rensel is a leader, conservationist and member of the DCNR Pennsylvania Wilds Recreation Team. Mr. Rensel has created not 1 but 2 significant Geocaching Trails that feature the region's conservation heritage and the work of the CCC. These trails allow visitors to follow in the footsteps of early conservationists so they can see the work that has been done and be inspired to continue the work that was started so long ago. Eric's work has helped reinforce what residents of the PA Wilds and visitors to the region can do to appreciate, maintain and preserve our beautiful area.

Collins Pine Company - Kane Hardwoods Division - Conservation Stewardship Organization Award

Collins Pine Company is one of the largest private landowners in the PA Wilds Region with over 115,000 acres of timberland. All of the land is open to public use for camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding or any other non-motorized outdoor recreation use. Much of the land has been in company ownership since the 1960's and some ownership dates back to the founding of the company in 1855. The land has been certified by the internationally acclaimed Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as sustainably managed forests since 1995 - the first in PA! With over 100 employees at their Kane Hardwood Sawmill, Collin's Pine has proven that Conservation and business can go hand-in-hand.

Blossburg Borough - Great Design Award

In response to oil and gas development and other factors impacting the community, Blossburg Borough in Tioga County, has developed a new Comprehensive Plan for their community. This plan focuses on 5 priority projects including: creating a park and recreation master plan, establishing a capital improvement program, forming a partnership with the school district, developing and implementing a community communication program, and launching a community branding and promotion program. The comprehensive plan also incorporates the PA Wilds Design Guide, the Oil and Gas Supplement for the Design Guide, and the Center for Sustainable Shale Development's Performance Standards. This project has already resulted in activities that will increase employment, create additional recreational opportunities and further the stewardship of natural resources.

Laughing Owl Press - Artisan of the Year Award

Laughing Owl Press was started in 2010 by Joe and Andrea Lanich after they moved back to the area. The Lanichs are active members of the PA Wilds Artisan Trail and Andrea participated on the Artisan Trail's team at the PA Wilds Workshop: Connecting Nature, Economy and Community Character. Joe is currently a member of the Artisan Trail Advisory Committee, providing insight and leadership to the future of the Artisan Trail. Laughing Owl Press has also been a key partner in the expansion of the Proudly Made in the Pennsylvania Wilds brand, and they have many popular products for sale on the artisan trail. Laughing Owl press is featured in the PA Wilds Youth Entrepreneurship video, and produces the letterpress map of the region that is distributed to students who participate in the program, which is well received by participants.

Country Squirrel Outfitters, LLC - Business of the Year Award

Country Squirrel Outfitters owners Miranda and Steve Putt have recently opened their canoe, and kayak livery, and retail shop in Ridgway, PA. Not only are they entrepreneurs, Country Squirrel has been proactive in developing a positive working relationship with DCNR land managers in both state parks and forestry to broaden the array of programming they can offer through their popular outdoor outfitting business. This is just the sort of public/private partnership that the State hoped would be forged as part of the PA Wilds effort. They also enthusiastically communicate the conservation stewardship aspects of the PA Wilds work and understand and leverage the PA Wilds brand in their business operations.

Cameron County Conservation District - Inspiring Youth Award

The Cameron County Conservation District has developed a strong partnership with the school district and other youth and nature based clubs to help educate kids about the wonders of nature and how to protect it for future generations. The list of programs offered is extensive including: Envirothon, My Growing Tree, Water Quality Education, Poster Contests, Wild About Nature Field Day, Growing Up Wild, Exploring Nature with Young Children, Outdoor Club, Enviroscape, and many others. Through these programs, they reach hundreds of youth each year including every 4th, 5th, and 6th grade student in the school district.

Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic - Event of the Year Award

2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the 12 mile long Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic. This event has grown from a small local event into a large race that attracts over 100 paddlers from across the United States. The event opens participant's eyes to the natural assets of Cameron County, which is nestled in the heart of the PA Wilds. The event is heavily sponsored by local businesses, but it also gives back, partnering with local companies to design and produce the t-shirts and unique wooden paddles that are highly coveted by participants. The event also engages the Cameron County Outdoor Youth Organization, Mountaineer Search and Rescue, Cameron County Emergency Services, and others to scout the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning River for hazards, conduct a river clean-up, and act as spotters and rescuers in the event of an emergency. If you haven't attended the Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic, you're missing one of the greatest spectacles in the PA Wilds.

Debbie Lunden - Member of the Year Award

Debbie Lunden has been a vital part of the Pennsylvania Wilds since the Planning Team was established in 2005. She believes in the PA Wilds so strongly, that when she retired in 2014, she accepted a nomination to continue serving on the planning team as a Partner so that she could remain actively involved. During her tenure on the Planning Team, Deb served as a member of the Design Guide Development Committee. The PA Wilds Design Guide is one of the Planning Teams most impactful projects, and has received state and national recognition. She was also involved with the PA Wilds Planning Study, PA Wilds Transportation and Byways Committee, served as the Planning Team's Secretary, and as a member of the PA Wilds Planning Team Executive Committee. Deb has also been involved in numerous other
organizations and committees focused on planning and economic development, and she has been instrumental in educating these groups on the importance of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Life Jackets Focus of National Safe Boating Week

Life Jackets Focus of National Safe Boating Week
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 16) – Boating safety experts want to get something off their chest and onto yours – a life jacket. The importance of flotation devices and other watercraft safety tips are the focus of the 2014 National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23.
 
“During National Safe Boating Week, and throughout the entire boating season, we are reminding boaters to practice safe and responsible boating, always wear your life jacket, and be alert while on the water,” said Laurel Anders, director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission ‘s (PFBC) Bureau of Boating and Outreach. “By practicing these simple steps you can save your life as well as the lives of the people boating with you.”
 
Each year, on average, 700 people die in boating-related accidents nationwide. Nearly 80 percent of the victims were not wearing a life jacket. In Pennsylvania, 17 boaters died in 2013 as a result of recreational boating accidents and only two of them were wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident.
 
“People tend to think of boating accidents in terms of collisions – and that is the most common type of reportable boating accident in Pennsylvania,” adds Ryan Walt, PFBC boating and watercraft safety manager. “But the accidents where we have fatalities are the ones where somebody falls overboard, or is swamped in a small boat and then ends up drowning. Those are precisely the accidents where a life jacket can make all the difference.”
 
Walt emphasizes that life jackets are more comfortable, convenient and lightweight than ever before. They come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit every person and recreational opportunity. Inflatable life jackets are gaining in popularity because they fit easily over any clothing, can be worn as a vest or belt-pack, and can be another option in addition to more traditional buoyant life jackets.
 
National Safe Boating Week is scheduled each year as the first full week before Memorial Day weekend, which is often thought of as the unofficial start of warm weather and the boating season in Pennsylvania. Boaters should note that:
  • Boats must have a U.S. Coast Guard approved wearable (Type I, II, III, or V) life jacket on board for each person.
  • Children 12 years of age and younger must wear their life jackets while underway on any boat 20 feet or less in length and on all canoes and kayaks.
  • The regulation requiring mandatory life jacket use during cold weather months begin November 1. Boaters must wear a life jacket on boats less than 16 feet in length or on any canoe or kayak during the cold weather months from November 1 through April 30.
Boaters can demonstrate their personal commitment to wearing a life jacket by visiting the PFBC website and submitting the online “Wear It Pennsylvania!” pledge form. The pledge form and a special video by PFBC Executive Director John Arway touting the importance of life jackets can be found at: http://www.fishandboat.com/wear-it-message.htm. In addition to taking the life jacket pledge, boaters can send in their life-saving stories on how they were “Saved By the Jacket” at http://www.fishandboat.com/savelives.

2:25 p.m. Update: Flooded state roads advisory in north central Pa counties

2:25 p.m. Update: Flooded state roads advisory in north central Pa counties

The following state highways are closed in north central PA at this time due to flooding. This advisory includes new information for Lycoming, Montour and Snyder counties.

Lycoming County• ** Open: Route 880 from Route 44 and Middle Road in Limestone Township.
• ** New: Route 3007 (Pine Run Road/Level Corners Road) from Route 220 in Woodward Township to Route 973 (Main Street) in the Borough of Salladasburg.
• ** New: Route 414 from Route 44 in Cummings Township to Truman Run Road in McHenry Township.

Montour County
• ** Open: Route 1009 (Greenleaf Drive/Stamm Road) from Strawberry Ridge Road in Derry Township and Stamm Road at the Anthony Township line.

Snyder County• ** New: Route 2009 (Middle Creek Road) from Market Street in Union Township to Bake Oven Hill Road in Penn Township.

Tioga County
• Route 287 between Route 249 and Norris Brook Road in Middlebury Township. 3:00 PM--One lane reported open by Fire Dept.
• Temporary Road for Route 4017 at bridge project in Osceola Township. Closed from Red House Hollow Road and Bulkley Hollow Road. The closure may last for several days. A signed detour will be in effect using local roads.

Union County
• Route 2001 (Beaver Run Road) from Route 192 to Route 1001 (Johnson Mill Road) in Buffalo Township.
• Route 3003 (Cold Run Road/Grand Valley Road/Eighth Street/Millmont Road) from Route 45 and Main Street in the Borough of Hartleton.
• Route 1001 (Johnson Mill Road/Spruce Run Road/Sunrise Road) from Route 192 to Col. John Kelly Road in Buffalo Township.
• Route 3003 (Cold Run Road/Grand Valley Road/Eighth Street/Millmont Road) from Stover Road and Creek Road/Millmont Road in Lewis Township.
• Route 3004 (Trails End Road/Creek Road/Red Ridge Road) from Shirk Road in Hartley Township and Libby Road in Lewis Township.

Marion L. Care, 88, of Warren, PA

Marion L. Care
Marion L. Care, 88, of Warren, PA died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Rouse Warren County Home.

Born on September 20, 1925 in Mayburg, PA he was the son of the late Bruno and Josephine Farone Care. Marion had lived in Warren since 1944 and had previously resided in West Hickory, PA. 

He had worked with GTE Sylvania for 33 years, retiring in 1987. He was also a self-employed barber from 1969 to 1980. Marion was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church where he was an usher. He was also a member of the Warren Knights of Columbus. 

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed camping and snowmobiling.

Marion is survived by his two daughters, Mary Ann Zigler and her husband, Kenneth, and Susan Nelsen, all of Warren, PA, four grandchildren, Patrick Zigler, Nathan Zigler, Shawn Smith and Trinity Zock, several great-grandchildren, one sister, Joanne Stahlman of Buffalo, NY and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, 

Marion was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Scalise Care, whom he married on February 14, 1953 in Warren, PA and who died on June 1, 2012. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Smith, who died on May 31, 2012, one sister, Mary Fioravanti, and three brothers, Carmen Carey, Joseph Care and Samuel Care.

Friends may call at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA on Monday, May 19, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 12:00 P.M. Monday at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Holy Redeemer R.C. Church Building Fund, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA 16365, or to the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark Street, Warren, PA 16365. 

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

ServSafe Food Safety Course

ServSafe Food Safety Course

ServSafe is a 15-hour certification program developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The course meets certification requirements for individuals who are responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, elder care facilities, lodges, bed & breakfasts, community centers, and other food concessions (organizations or businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis.)

This 2-day class is being held on Thursdays, June 19 and 26, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the PCEC’s Coudersport office. The cost is $175 and includes book, study guide and exam. For more information or to register, call 877-489-7398 or go to www.extension.psu.edu.

Drillers Again Demonstrate Their Inability To Follow Regulations

PA Permit Violation Issued to Pa Gen Energy Co Llc in McHenry Twp, Lycoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-12 to Pa Gen Energy Co Llc in McHenry Twp, Lycoming county. 402CSL - Failure to adopt pollution prevention measures required or prescribed by DEP by handling materials that create a danger of pollution.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-12 to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean county. OGA 3216(C) - Failure to fill all pits used to contain produced fluids or industrial wastes and remove unnecessary drilling supplies/equipment not needed for production within 9 months from completion of drilling of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-12 to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean county. OGA 3216(C) - Failure to fill all pits used to contain produced fluids or industrial wastes and remove unnecessary drilling supplies/equipment not needed for production within 9 months from completion of drilling of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-12 to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean county. OGA 3216(C) - Failure to fill all pits used to contain produced fluids or industrial wastes and remove unnecessary drilling supplies/equipment not needed for production within 9 months from completion of drilling of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-12 to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean county. OGA 3216(C) - Failure to fill all pits used to contain produced fluids or industrial wastes and remove unnecessary drilling supplies/equipment not needed for production within 9 months from completion of drilling of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

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

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-12 to Lake Erie Energy Part Llc in Keating Twp, McKean county. OGA 3216(C) - Failure to fill all pits used to contain produced fluids or industrial wastes and remove unnecessary drilling supplies/equipment not needed for production within 9 months from completion of drilling of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Burnside Twp, Centre County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-05-15 to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Burnside Twp, Centre county. 401 CSL - Discharge of pollultional material to waters of Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Carrizo (Marcellus) Llc in Reade Twp, Cambria County

Administrative violation issued on 2014-05-07 to Carrizo (Marcellus) Llc in Reade Twp, Cambria county. 78.55 - No Control and Disposal/PPC plan or failure to implement PPC plan
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Recalls

05/16/2014 11:18 AM EDT
Ventlab LLC. of Grand Rapids, Michigan has initiated a voluntary medical device removal of a limited number of Ventlab™ Resuscitator Bags after becoming aware of complaints regarding a sticking duckbill valve that resulted in the resuscitation bags delivering no air through the patient valve, to the patient. The valves may stick due to incomplete curing during the manufacturing process.


05/16/2014 02:24 PM EDT
Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary nationwide recall to the user level for one lot of Labetalol Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 100 mg/20 mL (5 mg/mL) 20 mL Multidose Vial, NDC 0409-2267-20, Lot 36-225-DD, Expiration 12/01/2015.

New York Firm Recalls Pork and Poultry Products Due To Lack of Inspection
Transatlantic Foods, Inc., a New York company, is recalling approximately 222,000 pounds of pork and poultry products that did not receive the full benefit of inspection.

Recall Notification Report 029-2014 (Pork Products)
Transatlantic Foods, Inc., a New York company, is recalling 449,000 pounds of pork products due to misbranding.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Mud Slide On Rt. 362

5/16/201412:42 PMROAD HAZARD875 ROUTE 362SHIPPEN TWP
Wellsboro has been dispatched for traffic control for a mudslide on Rt. 362 near Darling Run.

DEP, DCNR Announce Bicycle Friendly Business Designation

DEP, DCNR Announce Bicycle Friendly Business Designation

Harrisburg – Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo announced today that the Rachel Carson State Office Building has been rated a “silver bicycle friendly business” by the League of American Bicyclists.

The Rachel Carson building is home to both DEP and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DNCR) central offices. It is located at 400 Market St., Harrisburg.

“I am pleased to announce on behalf of both DEP and DCNR that our shared building, the Rachel Carson State Office Building, has been named as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists,” Abruzzo said.

“I hope that this designation will encourage other state agencies and local businesses to pursue becoming bicycle-friendly businesses that understand the importance and impact biking to work can have on both the environment and health of employees.”

According to the League of American Bicyclists, to attain a silver designation, the organization must have the infrastructure to support biking to work, as well as an active network of bikers within the organization. There are a total of five possible designations: honorable mention, bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

“It’s important for the department to set a good example by making our own practices bicycle-friendly,” DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti said. “This designation demonstrates DCNR’s commitment to improving bicycle infrastructure across the state.”

The League of American Bicyclists is a national advocacy group that aims to create a “bicycle friendly America” through education, legislation and engaging local communities.

For more information, visit www.bikeleague.org.