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J&J Auto Coudersport
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Clermont, Mt. Jewett dispatched To Crash On Shawmut Grade Road

Clermont, Mt. Jewett dispatched To Crash On Shawmut Grade Road

At 11:30 PM on Saturday, Clermont Fire Rescue and Mt. Jewett Ambulance along with Medic 16 dispatched to the Shawmut Grade Road across from the Mountain Inn for a one vehicle accident. Dispatch reports a broken cell phone call. Unknown if there are injuries.

First responder on scene reports vehicle rolled over on it's roof, no patients at the scene.
12:12 AM on Sunday--Clermont Engine 142 dispatched to scene of crash.

Silver Bits Members Present Work Shop

Silver Bits Members Present Work Shop
by Deborah Rutkowski

Silver Bits 4-H Horse and Pony Club members, Reagan Slawson, Autumn Herig and behind the scene members Noell Nichols and Kourtnee Kosa presented a work shop on "How to groom a pony" at the Northern Potter Children's second grade "Round Up " on Friday, May 30th held at Northern Potter Children's School. 

Campers experienced riding a pony. Assisting with the pony program was Alexis Houghtaling, Mary Lincoln, Catie Crowner, Clarissa Crowner, Ali Stebbins, and Hailey Knickerbocker.

Mrs. Cady presented a work shop on goats and Mrs. Michelle Erway presented a work shop on Guinea pigs and rabbits. A big "Thank You" goes out to all parents assisting in this great event.
Campers got to sleep over, make an arts and craft project, cook over a camp fire, sing campfire songs, participate in cowboy games and a scavenger hunt all under the direction of teachers, Mrs. Jessica Knowles and Mrs. Wendy Hamilton.

Coroner Called To Southwoods Road In Homer Township

Coroner Called To Southwoods Road in 
Homer Township, Potter County

At 8:00 PM on Saturday, Coudersport and Austin Fire Police were dispatched at the request of State Police to shut down South Woods Road at the Coudersport and Austin ends and then recalled, along with EMS units that had been dispatched to a report of a cardiac arrest at a location off the South Woods Road in Homer Township. 

Responding EMS personnel from Austin were previously advised to stage away from the scene by State Police.

The Potter County Coroner has been dispatched to the scene. State Police advised they would be handling security at the residence which reportedly is not visible from the roadway. They indicated it may be a lengthy investigation.

UPDATE: 6-17-2014-

Pennsylvania State Police and Potter County Coroner Kevin Dusenbury report that Carl H. Berg III, 50, of 15 Edson Street, Eldred, PA, was found deceased along Southwoods Road in Homer Township, Potter County on June 14, 2014. No foul play is suspected. The news release did not indicate the cause of the death.


STRUCTURE FIRE-REKINDLE--NON EMERGENCY RESPONSE Address: 1963 SHAWMUT RD City: HORTON

STRUCTURE FIRE-REKINDLE--NON EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Address: 1963 SHAWMUT RD
City: HORTON
Cross Streets: ROUTE 219 * ROCKY LN

Agency: ELK COMPANY 7 FD
6/14/2014 7:08:18 PM

ELEC HAZ-WIRES DOWN-SMOKE-ARCH Address: 331 CLEAR CREEK RD City: SHIPPEN

ELEC HAZ-WIRES DOWN-SMOKE-ARCH
Address: 331 CLEAR CREEK RD
City: SHIPPEN
Cross Streets: RICH VALLEY RD * PINE WOODS DR

Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
6/14/2014 6:59:26 PM

Reminder To Be Careful When Donating For Fundraisers

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WELLSVILLE MAN ARRESTED AFTER RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLE

WELLSVILLE MAN ARRESTED AFTER RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLE
 

NEW YORK STATE POLICE IN AMITY ARRESTED CHAD M. MULHOLLAND, AGE 44 OF WELLSVILLE, NY, ON CHARGES OF ASSAULT 2ND, RESISTING ARREST, CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY 4TH, CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY 5TH, UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A VEHICLE, DWI-FELONY, AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION 1ST-FELONY, USING A VEHICLE WITHOUT AN INTERLOCK DEVICE AND REFUSAL TO TAKE A BREATH TEST. 
 
THE CHARGES STEM FROM AN INVESTIGATION INTO A STOLEN VEHICLE FROM A RESIDENCE IN THE TOWN OF WELLSVILLE. MULHOLLAND WAS OBSERVED WITH THE STOLEN VEHICLE IN THE TOWN OF SCIO AND RESISTED ARREST WHILE HE WAS BEING TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. DURING THE INCIDENT, A TROOPER SUSTAINED INJURIES TO HIS RIGHT ARM AND HAND. 
 
MULHOLLAND WAS FOUND TO BE IN POSSESSION OF SEVERAL OTHER STOLEN ITEMS SUBSEQUENT TO THE ARREST. MULHOLLAND WAS ALSO FOUND TO BE OPERATING THE VEHICLE IN AN INTOXICATED CONDITION WHILE HAVING A REVOKED LICENSE AND HAVING PREVIOUS DWI CONVICTIONS. 
 
HE WAS ARRAIGNED IN THE TOWN OF FRIENDSHIP COURT IN FRONT OF JUSTICE SCHURR AND WAS REMANDED TO THE ALLEGANY COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF $50,000 CASH BAIL/$100, 000 BOND. 
 
STATE POLICE WERE ASSISTED IN THE INVESTIGATION BY THE WELLSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE ALLEGANY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND ALLEGANY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY KEITH SLEP.

SP Amity - Troopers Make Leandra's Law Arrest After Crash In Town Of Andover

SP Amity - Troopers Make Leandra's Law Arrest After Crash In Town Of Andover
On Friday, June 13, 2014 Troopers from the SP Amity Barracks responded to a one car personal injury automobile accident on County Route 22 in the Town of Andover. 

Upon arrival, Andrew R. Carlin II, 17, of Scio was identified as the operator of the vehicle. Carlin admitted to the Troopers that he had consumed alcohol prior to operating the vehicle and was transporting two passengers, ages 23 and 15. Carlin and the 23 year old passenger were transported to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville where they were both treated and released.

 The 15 year old passenger was air lifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and is listed in guarded condition. 

 Carlin was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated With a Child In The Vehicle (Leandra’s Law), Vehicular Assault as well as additional vehicle and traffic violations. He was arraigned in the Town of Wellsville Court where he is scheduled to re-appear at a later date.

Centerville Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing a Child

Centerville Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing a Child
On June 12, 2014 the State Police in SP Amity arrested Barry R. Flint, 45 years old of Centerville, NY for Criminal Sexual Act 1st Degree, 2counts of Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 

An investigation revealed that in 2013 Flint sexually abused a child less than 14 years old. Flint was arraigned before Town of Centerville Judge Heitzman and remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $8, 000 cash /$16, 000 bond.

Mt. Jewett Dispatched To Unknown Type Fire

Mt. Jewett Dispatched To Unknown Type Fire

At 5:50 PM on Saturday, Mount Jewett Fire Dept. dispatched to Rifle Range Road for a report of smoke coming from an outbuilding.

6/14/2014 4:44 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 870 LOCEY CREEK RD MIDDLEBURY TWP

6/14/2014 4:44 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 870 LOCEY CREEK RD MIDDLEBURY TWP
Middlebury & Chatham Fire & Ambulance dispatched to a motor vehicle accident. 

One vehicle rollover into a house with injuries. 

A coroner has been called to the scene.  A second patient, a 52 year old male occupant of the vehicle, is being transported to Nessmuk LZ to a medical helicopter.

5-24 PM--Wellsboro Fire Dept. dispatched to assist at Landing Zone.


Derrick City Fire Dept. Reports On Red Rock Crash


Shinglehouse Dispatched To Englar Street

At 4:18 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Englar Street for a maternity emergency.

State trooper receives unique wheelchair

abc27 WHTM

State trooper receives unique wheelchair

By Dan Carrigan
WHTM

LEWISBERRY, Pa. (WHTM) - State Trooper Jean Altomari was all smiles as she took her new all-terrain wheelchair for a spin in York County Friday night.

She is the recipient of an Action Trackstander, which can not only tackle smooth and rough path’s, it can also stand her upright.

“It’s a little overwhelming. I just keep thinking about how many people really need a chair like this,” Altomari said.

Altomari was left paralyzed from the waist down after a tragic car accident while on vacation in Mexico four years ago.

On Friday, she traveled to Ed Fisher’s home in Fairview Township. Fisher is a dealer for Trackstander. The wheelchair is valued at $18,000 and was donated by groups like the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Independence Fund after the groups heard her story.

“It's an amazing experience every time one of these chairs goes to one of our veterans, it goes to a first responder,” Fisher said.

Jean, a Delaware County resident, was and is still with the state police. She is on active permanent limited duty serving in the bureau of criminal investigation interdiction

“I never even imagined something like this, just all the things that you can do,” Altomari said.

Suicidal Male Prompts Large Police Response Near Friendship/Amity Line

Suicidal Male Prompts Large Police Response Near Friendship/Amity Line

At 1:11 PM on Saturday, New York State Police were summoned to a report of a suicidal male armed with a handgun who has gone into the woods at a location near the Friendship/Amity town line.

They are currently mobilizing personnel and equipment at a staging area near the intersection of County Routes 31 and 31 A and awaiting the arrival of a State Police helicopter to assist. The staging area is not the location of the incident, but in the general area.

Public, although curious due to the large police response, should avoid the area and let the police do their work without interference. Amity Ambulance has been requested to standby at the staging area.

At 2:38 PM, a Wellsville ambulance was dispatched to standby at Amity station. The male has returned to his residence and is now armed with long guns. 

At 5:45 PM--All agencies involved in were advised that the incident on Ackerman Hill Road has been resolved and the man is in custody. Radio silence has been lifted with units allowed to resume radio use.

UPDATE:
SP Amity Amity Man Arrested After Standoff

NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Michael J. Cerretto
Troop A Commander

PRESS RELEASE

On 6/14/14 at approximately 1:10pm, SP Amity patrols responded to a reported violent physical domestic on Ackerman Hill Road in the Town of Amity. It was reported the male subject, Reuben J. Stocking, fled into the woods and was armed.

Prior to the arrival of patrols, Stocking returned to the residence and refused to exit.

Negotiations were established with Stocking and after approximately 3 hours of negotiations, Stocking surrendered to State Police Special Operations Response Team members.

Stocking was taken into custody and the investigation is on going.

Rabies Clinic At Coudersport Gazebo Today (Saturday, June 14) From 1 to 4 PM


Picnic On The Square From 11:30 AM To 1:30 PM Today, Everyone Invited, It's FREE

Picnic On The Square From 11:30 AM To 1:30 PM Today, Everyone Invited, It's FREE

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Howe Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-06-09 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site HASTINGS RUN 1404 8HM in Howe Twp township, Forest county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-06-09 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site TOBY VALLEY 592003 in Fox Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-06-09 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site TOBY VALLEY 591397 in Fox Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-06-09 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site TOBY VALLEY 591396 in Fox Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-06-09 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site TOBY VALLEY 591395 in Fox Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jackson Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-06-09 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site YOUST 405 22H in Jackson Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

CAMERON ENERGY CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sheffield Twp Township

CAMERON ENERGY CO reports drilling started on 2014-06-12 00:00:00 at site LOT 9 X 36 in Sheffield Twp township, Warren county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, oil, unconventional

Tractor Safety and Usage in the Woods

Tractor Safety and Usage in the Woods

Event:

NCFLA (North Central Land Owners Association Inc.) announces a presentation on “Tractor Safety and Usage in the Woods” by Bill Harshman of Penn State. This presentation will cover OSHA agriculture tractor safety and guarding standards, turning parts safety and farm tractors in farm woodlot use. There will also be a small machinery exhibit of typical equipment used by the private woodlot owner. This event will be held at 171 Allard Drive, Roulette, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. Please call 814-544-8883 by Wednesday, June 25 if your planning to attend. This event will be held rain or shine.

Directions:
There is a bridge closure on Kim Hill Road, so please use the following directions to avoid this problem.

From the Roulette exit at the intersection Route 6 and Fishing Creek, turn toward Roulette (south). Cross Main Street; Proceed to the “T” intersection and turn right on Kim Hill Road. Drive for 1.25 miles and turn left on Card Creek. Drive one mile and turn left on Allard Drive (Petrick is on the mailbox). Proceed one third mile to the end of Allard Drive.

NCFLA is an organization of local woodland owners, in association with Penn State and DCNR, whose purpose is to educate its members and others about proper forest management. For more information about the NCFLA, visit www.orgsites.com/pa/ncfla

I-80 Columbia County work-zone lane restriction June 16-19

I-80 Columbia County work-zone lane restriction June 16-19

Here is a scheduled work-zone lane closure for Interstate 80 eastbound at the Mifflinville River Bridge Project in Columbia County next week.

Weather permitting, Monday through Thursday, June 16-19, the contractor will set up a lane closure pattern to close the I-80 eastbound right lane from mile 241 (Berwick Exit) to mile 242 (Mifflinville Exit) for truck ingress and egress to perform night paving operations. The eastbound lane restriction will be in effect from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.

Expect Delays Wednesday as Route 322 Bridge Work Continues Delays likely Boalsburg to Potters Mills

Expect Delays Wednesday as Route 322 Bridge Work Continues Delays likely Boalsburg to Potters Mills

State College – Route 322 delays between Boalsburg and Potters Mills can be expected next week as bridge preservation work continues in the area.

On Wednesday, June 18, crews will be re-setting temporary barrier and re-painting roadway lines for a Route 322 bridge that spans Sinking Creek near the SPCA, east of Boalsburg. The barrier allows PennDOT to shift traffic away from the work area on the bridge. An alternating traffic pattern will be enforced by flaggers. The barrier enforces a 10-foot width restriction that will be in place until Aug. 21. Work will include structure repairs, beam encapsulation, and miscellaneous repairs.

Message boards in the area will give drivers advanced warning of restrictions and delays. Drivers are reminded to be alert for flaggers in the roadway, obey posted speed limits, move through work zones with caution and always buckle up.

Major traffic changes scheduled next week as Route 255 improvements continue in Saint Marys

Major traffic changes scheduled next week as Route 255 improvements continue in Saint Marys

Saint Marys – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys is continuing, with major traffic changes coming the week of June 15. Traffic changes and paving work next week are dependent on weather. The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in Saint Marys. Once the project completes later this summer, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.

Activity the week of June 15 will include:

• The contractor will begin work on Sunday at 6 p.m. and continue through Friday morning. Work will be performed 24-hours per day.

• MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT: On Thursday night, Route 120 between Route 255 (South Saint Marys Street) and Rock Street will be closed. This closure will remain in effect 24-hours per day until construction of this portion of the highway is complete. It is anticipated that it will be closed for four weeks. Motorists are to follow the signed detour. Route 120 westbound motorists will be instructed to follow the northern detour route, which is Route 120 west to Route 255 north (to Johnsonburg) to Route 219 south (to Ridgway) and ending at Route 120. Motorists traveling Route 255 north to Saint Marys wanting to use Route 120 west will be instructed to follow the southern detour route. The southern detour route is Route 255 north to Route 948 north to Route 219 north (to Ridgway) and ending at Route 120. Route 120 will remain open between Ridgway and Rock Street in Saint Marys.

• Route 255 continues to be restricted to one lane northbound between Random Road and State Street and one lane southbound between Railroad Street and Random Road. The current traffic pattern will remain in place 24-hours-per-day until Thursday night. On Thursday night, a new traffic pattern will be put into effect. Traffic will be shifted to allow crews to construct the middle portion of Route 255. With the new traffic pattern, Route 255 will be restricted to one lane northbound between Pistner Road and State Street and one lane southbound between Railroad Street and Pistner Road. Flaggers will be in place at intersections until the temporary traffic signal heads are relocated on Friday.
• During nighttime hours, the contractor will be installing storm drainage between State Street and East Mill Street. Route 255 northbound will be restricted to one lane at this location during nighttime hours.

• The contractor will continue grading during daytime hours in preparation for bituminous paving.

• The contractor will continue paving the southbound lanes of Route 255 during nighttime work hours. Paving will take place between State Street and Pistner Road.

• West Arch Street will continue to be closed between Route 255 (South Saint Marys Street) and Rock Street. Motorists are to follow the signed detour. This portion of West Arch Street will remain closed until Friday.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone. Motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling through the work zone and to obey the posted speed limit.

Overall work includes pavement repair, drainage improvements, addition of a right-turn lane for Route 255 northbound traffic at Vine Street, re-alignment of the Arch Street intersection, a right turn lane on Route 120 east for traffic heading south on Route 255, and other construction items. Dave Gutelius Excavating Inc. of Mifflinburg is the contractor on this $12.8 million project.

7-5 BBQ Competition To Benefit Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department


New Oil and Gas Permit Fees to go Into Effect June 14

New Oil and Gas Permit Fees to go Into Effect June 14
Increase Will Result in Nearly $5 million in Additional Revenue for Oil and Gas Oversight

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) adopted a final rulemaking increasing unconventional well permit fees. The new fees will take effect tomorrow, June 14.

“Under the Corbett administration, there has been a strategic, proactive approach to the oversight of this industry,” DEP Secretary and EQB Chairperson E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “The efforts to date have been unprecedented, and this fee increase will give us the ability to continue to grow and strengthen our program along with the growing industry.”

The department projects the increase will result in additional annual revenue of about $4.7 million, which will support new information technology projects related to oil and gas, including streamlining electronic review, mobile digital inspections, upgrades to reporting systems and modernization of forms and databases.

The new revenue will also be used to hire additional Office of Oil and Gas Management staff for inspections, policy and program writing, and permitting.

The final rule fixed the fees for unconventional wells at $5,000 for nonvertical natural gas wells and $4,200 for vertical natural gas wells. Prior to the rulemaking, the fee varied and was charged based on well bore length.

As a result of this change, the permit fee for an average unconventional well will increase by about $1,800 per nonvertical natural gas well and $1,300 per vertical natural gas well. The permit fees for conventional oil and gas well operators will remain the same.

Entirely self-sufficient, DEP’s Office of Oil and Gas Management is funded by fees, fines and penalties and also receives $6 million annually in impact fees paid by operators. The self-funded system saves taxpayers more than $21 million annually from the general fund.

By law, the oil and gas well permit fee must bear a reasonable relationship to the cost of administering DEP’s oil and gas programs. Department regulations require DEP to evaluate the appropriateness of the fee every three years.

The last fee increase took effect on Oct. 24, 2009, increasing the fee from $100 to a sliding scale based on wellbore length.

For more information, visit www.state.pa.us.

Holocaust and Teen Suicide Education on House Agenda Next Week

Holocaust and Teen Suicide Education on House Agenda Next Week

The House returns to session on Monday, June 16. Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at PAHouseGOP.com. Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP.

Teaching the Holocaust

Ensuring Pennsylvania students have the necessary materials to learn about horrific atrocities like The Holocaust, which could help to ensure these actions will never happen again, the House next week is scheduled to take up House Bill 1424 (Rep. Paul Clymer, R-Bucks), allowing schools to offer Holocaust and genocide instruction.

The bill will enable Pennsylvania schools to teach their students about the Holocaust, genocide and human rights violations in a consistent and effective manner. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) would develop strong curriculum options to teach these subjects, and distribute the curriculum options to all Pennsylvania schools. Teacher training would also be provided by this legislation, as well as an assessment in two years.

The bill comes to the House “on concurrence,” which means, if passed, it will head the governor’s desk.

Teen Suicide Prevention

Legislation aimed at reducing school-aged suicides is scheduled to be taken up by the House next week.

The issue has been in the news all too often. House Bill 1559 (Rep. Frank Farina, D-Lackawanna/Wayne counties) would require all sixth- through 12th-grade teachers to receive four hours of Department of Education-approved suicide awareness and prevention training every five years. The training would fulfill a part of the regular professional continuing education training requirements under the state’s School Code. The bill also requires schools to establish a youth awareness and prevention policy within 90 days – PDE will develop a model policy for school districts. The policy would need to include reporting procedures and methods of prevention, intervention and postvention.

Also coming to the House on concurrence, and assuming the bill passes the House, it would take effect upon the governor’s signature, which would require school districts to have training and educational information ready for the 2014-15 school year.

The Weekly Schedule

Thank you.........

Thank you

Last Monday a benefit dinner and Chinese auction brought together by Big Mike and several friends and organizations was held at the Austin firehall. 

To say I was overwhelmed at the show of love and support is a huge understatement. All the work that into planning, organizing, cooking, setting up, cleaning up, and taking care of all the little details is deeply appreciated. 

I am reminded once again, of the blessings of living in a small town. Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart.

Phil VanWhy

Large white, neutered male dog missing in the Ellisburg area

Lost dog

Large white, neutered male dog missing in the Ellisburg area since Thursday. No collar. 

If seen please call Raymond Baxter 814-228-3522.

Picnic On The Square From 11:30 AM To 1:30 PM Today, Everyone Invited, It's FREE

Eldred Summer Fun Fest & Garage Sale Days


Dance Into My Heart Friday & Saturday At Port Allegany High School Auditorium

Treat Dad To A Bi-Plane Ride Over Allegheny National Forest For Only $99.


Howard's Inc. Wishes You A Happy Father's Day

Friday, June 13, 2014

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE Address: 1963 SHAWMUT RD City: HORTON

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: 1963 SHAWMUT RD
City: HORTON
Cross Streets: ROUTE 219 * ROCKY LN
2 STORY RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE--REQUEST 2ND ALARM
Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD; ELK COMPANY 7 FD
6/13/2014 11:23:32 PM


2ND ALARM RES STRUCTURE

Address: 1963 SHAWMUT RD
City: HORTON
Cross Streets: ROUTE 219 * ROCKY LN
Agency: ELK COMPANY 5 FD; ELK COMPANY 4 & SEVERAL UNITS FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY
6/13/2014 11:36:57 PM


WEST PENN POWER & GAS COMPANY TO SCENE. HOUSE REPORTED 50% INVOLVED 
RIT FROM DUBOIS CITY

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: 1963 SHAWMUT RD
City: HORTON
Cross Streets: ROUTE 219 * ROCKY LN

Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD; ELK COMPANY 7 FD
6/14/2014 6:02:37 AM


Fire Does $250,000. Damage To Home
WTAJ--BROCKPORT, ELK COUNTY - State Police are investigating a late night fire that caused about $250 thousand dollars in damages.

It started about 11:30 Friday night on Shawmut Road in Brockport, Elk County.

The fire destroyed a two story home there. And at this point they're still not sure what started the fire.  

~~TO ALL DRIFTWOOD WATER CUSTOMERS~~

~~TO ALL DRIFTWOOD WATER CUSTOMERS~~

There is a DO NOT DRINK the water notice in effect for all Driftwood Water customers.
Due to numerous leaks in the water system and an inability to adequately chlorinate the water, it is not safe to consume the water. Driftwood Borough is working diligently to resolve these issues, and will notify the public as soon as it is safe to consume the water.
 

Once again, THANK YOU for your patience,

Driftwood Water company

Wellsville man charged with embezzling up to $40K from Elks Club

Wellsville man charged with embezzling up to $40K from Elks Club

WELLSVILLE - A Wellsville man has been jailed for allegedly embezzling up to $40,000 from the Wellsville Elks Lodge.

Amity-based State Police charged Charles W. Costello, 49, of Wellsville, with third-degree grand larceny, a Class D felony.

Investigators said Costello, while acting as the treasurer for the Wellsville Elks Lodge, embezzled between $30,000 and $40,000 of Elks Lodge money.

Read more: http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/article/20140613/News/140619745#ixzz34ZQzhozT

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/NOT ALERT Address: 132 W 4TH ST City: EMPORIUM

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/NOT ALERT
Address: 132 W 4TH ST
City: EMPORIUM
Cross Streets: S MAPLE ST * POPLAR ST
REPORT ONE PATIENT WITH MEDICAL EMERGENCY
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD; EMPORIUM AMB., ST. MARYS MEDIC
6/13/2014 7:55:45 PM

Vehicle Over Embankment On Red Rock Hill w/possible Fire & Entrapment

Vehicle Over Embankment On Red Rock Hill w/possible Fire & Entrapment

At 7:26 PM on Friday, Otto Township Fire & Ambulance, Derrick City Rescue, and Bradford Medic 1 dispatched to the topl of Red Rock Hill for a truck over the embankment with possible fire and entrapment.

David W. “Dave D” Dolaway, 60, of 21 Lorana Avenue, Bradford, PA

David W. “Dave D” Dolaway
David W. “Dave D” Dolaway, 60, of 21 Lorana Avenue, Bradford, PA, passed away Saturday May 24, 2014 at Hamot Hospital in Erie.

Born January 3, 1954 in Bradford, he was the only child of Llewellyn and Margaret (Benjamin) Dolaway.

Mr. Dolaway graduated in 1971 from Bradford Area High School and was a 1976 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He went on to complete a master of education degree from St. Bonaventure University in 1994.

Dave began his career at the Children’s Home of Bradford, now Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems, in 1976 until his retirement after 36 years in 2013. During his career he touched the lives of hundreds of children and shared his passion for the outdoors and Ham radio with the children living in the home throughout the years. 

He also spent many years coaching girl’s softball teams in which many of the residents of Beacon Light participated. After his retirement in 2013, Dave spent his time hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4:30pm at the Beacon Light Custer City School, 945 South Avenue in Bradford with the Rev. Allan Trotter officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials if desired may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

HHA/CNA Needed InCoudersport Area


Rollover Crash On County Road 39 In Willing

Rollover Crash On County Road 39 In Willing


At 6:37 PM on Friday, Willing Fire & Wellsville EMS responding to a one vehicle rollover crash on County Road 39 near the Lampe Road.

Howard's Inc. Wishes You A Happy Father's Day

Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Union Street

At 6:20 PM on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10  dispatched to N. Union Street for a medical emergency.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/VEHICLE VS PEDESTRIAN Address: 238 ASH ST City: ST_MARYS

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/VEHICLE VS PEDESTRIAN
Address: 238 ASH ST
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: PINE ST * HIGH AVE
HOLD COMPANY 1 FIRE UNITS IN QUARTERS
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD; ST. MARYS AMBULANCE
6/13/2014 6:17:28 PM

REPORT 23 YR. OLD MALE STRUCK BY VEHICLE

Potter County Fairbooks are available at local businesses.

Potter County Fairbooks are available at local businesses. 

Also, entry forms and class lists are available on our website. 

Thanks!

John Dailey
Potter County Fair Board of Directors

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Livestock Entry forms and class lists are now available on our website. Entries due by July 1st.
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Theresa Cheatle, 91, of DuBois Village, DuBois, PA formerly of 903 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium

Theresa Cheatle, 91, of DuBois Village, DuBois, PA formerly of 903 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium died at DuBois Village, DuBois, PA on Thursday (June 12, 2014) evening.

She was born May 30, 1923 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Frank and Cecelia Cerera Raffaele. On October 6, 1967 in Port Allegany she married the late Wilfred "Dewey" Cheatle.

Mrs. Cheatle retired from Sylvania where she worked for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. Theresa enjoyed spending time with all of her grandchildren, cooking, baking, gardening and reading. Theresa was the last surviving member of the Raffaele family.

Surviving
Daughter: Cecelia, Mrs. Larry Semancik, DuBois
Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Frank and Cecelia Cerera Raffaele
Husband: Wilfred "Dewey" Cheatle
Step-son: Greg Cheatle
6 Brothers: Bruno, Frank, Sam, James, Joseph & Pete Raffaele
2 Sisters: Dorothy Prosper and Rose in infancy

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (June 16, 2014) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Ambulance Dispatched To East Second Street

At 3:43 PM on Friday, Roulette & Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to E. Second Street for a man fallen with a head injury.

Coudersport/Roulette Fire Units Answer Friday Morning Alarms



Photos by Chief 48, Bryan Phelps

American Red Cross Hosts Blood Drive in Memory of Pastor and Former Blood Recipient Deborah Watkins

American Red Cross Hosts Blood Drive in Memory of Pastor and Former Blood Recipient Deborah Watkins

Give the Gift of Life in Memory of Pastor Watkins

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in memory of Pastor Deborah Watkins on Monday, June 23, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Genesee United Methodist Church at 306 Main Street in Genesee. Pastor Watkins lost her battle with lung cancer on March 27, 2014. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2012 and during her chemotherapy treatment she received a blood transfusion. Pastor Watkins helped increase awareness about the need for blood in her community by taking part in a Red Cross blood drive last summer in her honor.

Every day this summer is a chance to give hope and remember Pastor Watkins by giving blood through the Red Cross. During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at every American Red Cross blood drive than hospital patients need. If at least two more donors gave blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer – above what’s expected – patients would be better assured of having lifesaving blood products readily available to them.

The Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to help keep the blood supply strong this summer by making an appointment to donate blood today. Your blood donation can help save the life of a child or an adult in our community. Blood is an essential component for patient care in area hospitals, and the only source of blood is a healthy, volunteer blood donor. All presenting donors at this blood drive will receive a free t-shirt. Additionally, all presenting donors during the month of June will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a $50 gas card.* Walk-ins are always welcome, but donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling 1-800 RED CROSS or by visiting redcrossblood.org.

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Pauline V. SULLINGER, 95, of Genesee, PA

Pauline V. SULLINGER, 95, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Born January 6, 1919, in Luzerne Mines, PA, she was the daughter of Joseph and Zora Parilac Allen. On December 20, 1933, in Indiana, PA, she married William C. Sullinger, who predeceased her on February 6, 2001. 

She retired from Rochester Products. 

Surviving are: three sons, Levi Joseph Sullinger of Medina, NY, Richard Allen Sullinger of Omaha, NE, and William C. Sullinger, Jr. of New Windsor, NY; a daughter, Gloria Hurley of Genesee; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by a son, Blaine A. Sullinger; three grandsons; a granddaughter; one great-grandson; one great-great-granddaughter; seven brothers; and four sisters. 

A graveside service will be held in Genesee Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923. 

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

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

Sandra L. Kaziska, 68, of Smethport, formerly of Port Allegany, PA

Sandra L. Kaziska, 68, of Smethport, formerly of Port Allegany, PA, died Thursday (June 12, 2014) in the Bradford Manor, Bradford.

She was born June 18, 1945 in Turtlepoint, a daughter of Lawrence F. and Mina Marie Fitzmaurice Cochran.

Mrs. Kaziska was a graduate of Smethport High School and was employed by Smethport Specialties for many years.

She is survived by:

one son: James Kaziska of Roulette, PA

eight grandchildren:, Matthew, Justin and Ashley Kaziska, Kendra Pelchy, Brandon and Brian Kaziska, Braiden Keech, Zaiden and Zander Kaziska

three great-grandchildren: Peyton, Jonah and Lucas

one sister: Ginger M. (Tim) Taylor of Duke Center, PA

one brother: Lawrence B. (Fran) Cochran of Coryville, PA

and several nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffery Allan Kaziska and Brian Anthony Trimm, and one brother, Ronald Leo Cochran.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on June 18th, at 11:00 A.M., at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

Recalls

06/13/2014 01:56 PM EDT
La Finquita, LLC de Stamford, CT está voluntariamente retirando del mercado un lote de Quesito Fresco Campesino o Fresh Farmer’s Cheese como una medida preventiva ya que éstos pueden contener residuos de maní o cacahuate y frutos secos (pistachos). Personas que tengan alergias o sensibilidad severa a estos frutos corren un riesgo serio de una reacción alérgica que puede llegar hacer fatal si se consume dicho producto.

Illinois Firm Recalls Turkey Base Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared AllergenVanee Foods, a Broadview, Ill. establishment is recalling approximately 3,156 pounds of turkey base because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

WJRT - Veterans should sue VA employees, senator says



WJRT - Veterans should sue VA employees, senator says

Port Allegany's Vincent (Chad) Barnard Has Created the Blue Card Series Filmes In Port Allegany & DuBois



Vincent (Chad) Barnard, a 2011 graduate of Port Allegany High School, graduated from the John Russo Movie Making program at Dubois Business College in March 2014. Vincent created a short 10-minute film, titled Blue Card, for one of his class projects, and received positive feedback and praise from the film program’s creator and instructors. Vincent was inspired to create a story around the initial Blue Card short film and developed a series of four more shorts, creating a web series of five episodes.

Blue Card tells the story of a young homeless man with a dark past named Cole, who is recruited into contract killing by a crime boss who writes the victims’ names on index cards. Cole’s guilty conscience soon sets in, causing him to question his life as a hit man.

The web series was primarily filmed in Port Allegany and Dubois and features actors and actresses from both towns as well. The full Blue Card series premiered at the Reitz Theater in Dubois, PA on May 24 in front of approximately 85 people, ending with a standing ovation and satisfied fans.

“Seeing the whole series completed on the big screen with an excited audience made all 6 months of hard work worth it,” said Barnard, who wrote, acted in and directed the series.

The full Blue Card web series is available for purchase at http://www.bluecardseries.com for $6 and has already been downloaded and enjoyed by people who did not get a chance to attend the premiere event in Dubois.

“After watching Episode 3 (Blue Card: Nature is Business) when it debuted I was drawn in and wanted to know more,” said Barry Bova, a resident of Bellevue, OH and 1979 graduate of Port Allegany High School. “The four new episodes did not disappoint. If you like good character-based action I recommend the Blue Card Series. Fantastic.”

Please visit http://www.bluecardseries.com for more information.


About “Blue Card” - In rural Pennsylvania, a young homeless man with a dark past, named Cole, is recruited into contract killing by a crime boss who writes his victims’ names on blue index cards.  Cole’s guilty conscience soon sets in, causing him to question his life as a hit man.
This 5-part web-series is available NOW for download !  View Episode 3 for FREE.  Purchase and download the other 4 episodes - you won’t want to miss it!   Blue Card Web Series Trailer
Blue Card was created by local filmmaker and Port Allegany native (Chad) Vincent Barnard.  A 2011 graduate of Port Allegany High School, he completed  the John Russo Movie Mentoring program at Dubois Business College this summer. Vincent’s upcoming projects include a Documentary Short  titled, “Hey Coach…the Sideline Story”,  that will be screened at the  2014 Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival  on June 20th.

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer



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Friday, June 13, 2014 The latest news from the State Capitol

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Deadline Extended


 
Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application deadline has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31. The program provides property tax and rent relief for eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with permanent disabilities age 18 and older.

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Fifty percent of Social Security income is excluded when determining eligibility. The maximum standard rebate is $650.

For more information or an application, contact my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor, telephone 814-362-4400) or Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1, telephone 814-274-9769) or visit the Department of Revenue’s website. After July 1, claimants who already applied for rebates may check the status of claims online or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES.
                 

Sportsman-Related Bills Advance in State House

The state House unanimously approved a measure repealing a section of the state’s Game and Wildlife Code that violates an individual’s right against self-incrimination. A section of the code that deals with the destruction of game for agricultural protection states that it is unlawful to refuse to answer, without evasion, any pertinent question pertaining to the killing or wounding of any game or wildlife when questioned by a representative of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

This is in clear violation of a person’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. I am hopeful the Senate will move quickly so we can get this bill signed into law as soon as possible.

Also this week, the House Game and Fisheries Committee met and approved legislation to expand access to low-cost hunting and fishing licenses for veterans who are considered partially disabled.

Senate Bills 1090 and 1102 would offer hunting and fishing licenses for $1 (plus issuing agent fees) to veterans considered between 60 percent and 99 percent disabled as determined by the U.S. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Veterans deemed 100 percent disabled, or those with the loss or loss of use of one or more limbs, will remain eligible for free licenses.

The committee will also approved House Bill 2230, which would allow the use of certain semiautomatic rifles for the taking of coyote, fox or woodchuck.
  

Tourism Committee to Discuss Snowmobile-ATV Funding


The House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee will hold a public hearing this week on legislation I introduced to ensure fairness and accountability in how funds are invested in the development of ATV- and snowmobile-riding opportunities in the Commonwealth.

Currently, registration fees and fines for both types of vehicles are deposited into a single account, and officials with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) are unable to account for how much of the money is dedicated to trail development for snowmobiles and how much for ATV trails.

To ensure an equitable distribution of the funds, House Bill 2047 would direct DCNR to maintain separate ATV management and snowmobile management accounts.

I often hear from ATV enthusiasts – including some who are also snowmobilers – about the lack of riding opportunities in our region. With the vast amount of state land available in our area, DCNR should be able to provide ample opportunities for both forms of recreation.

The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the state Capitol. It will be streamed live at RepCauser.com.
  

Be Alert for West Nile Virus

With this being one of the worse mosquito seasons in years, it’s important to do all we can to protect against the West Nile virus.

To limit mosquito breeding as much as possible, be sure to remove any stagnant water from your property, such as in bird baths, ponds, wheelbarrows and trash cans. To protect against mosquito bites, wear protective clothing and insect repellent when spending time outdoors.

West Nile virus, which first appeared in Pennsylvania in 2000, can be contracted from a single mosquito bite by an infected insect. Individuals over the age of 50 are at the highest risks of contracting the disease. Symptoms include fever, headache and body aches, occasionally with a skin rash on the trunk of the body and swollen lymph glands. Although there is currently no vaccine, the virus usually clears up on its own. Learn more here.

URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY

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PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Xto Energy Inc in White Twp, Indiana County

Administrative violation issued on 2014-06-05 to Xto Energy Inc in White Twp, Indiana county. 78.62 - Improper encapsulation of waste
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Xto Energy Inc in White Twp, Indiana County

Administrative violation issued on 2014-06-10 to Xto Energy Inc in White Twp, Indiana county. 78.66BRINE - Failure to report a reportable release of brine to DEP within 2 hours.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to De Ltd Family Partnership in Porter Twp, Jefferson County

Administrative violation issued on 2014-06-11 to De Ltd Family Partnership in Porter Twp, Jefferson county. OGA 3211(G) - Failure to post the well permit number and the operator's name, address and phone number at the well site during construction of the access road, site preparation and during drilling, operating or alteration of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Child On Bike Struck By Motor Vehicle in Port Allegany

Child On Bike Struck By Motor Vehicle in Port Allegany

At 11:58 AM on Friday, Port Allegany Ambulance & QRS dispatched to a bicycle versus automobile crash at the intersection of  East Vine and North Main Street. An 8 year old female on a bicycle was struck by an SUV.

12:08 PM--MERCY FLIGHT DISPATCHED TO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FIELD PARKING LOT. FIRE DEPT. DISPATCHED TO SET UP LZ.

12:35 PM--MERCY FLIGHT AIRBORNE 

Dr. Sosic Pleads Guilty

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Nancy S. COOK, 67, of Andrews Settlement, PA

Nancy S. COOK, 67, of Andrews Settlement, PA, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

 Born March 26, 1947, in Potter Brook, PA, she was the daughter of Cleo J. and Gladys O. Houghtaling McCaslin. On May 7, 1979, in Potter Brook, she married John L. Cook, who survives. 

She was homemaker and a lifelong area resident. Surviving besides her husband, John, are: two daughters, Tammy Tubbs of Galeton and Kathey Eck of Coudersport; a son, Phillip Tubbs of Mills; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five sisters, Mona (Everett) Silsby of Andrews Settlement, Ada Reynolds of Potter Brook, Joy (Duane) Stiles of Westfield, Thelma (Norman) Smith of Potter Brook, and Candy (Robert) Dunn of Ulysses; a brother, Erwin (Audrey) McCaslin of Potter Brook; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, Harvey McCaslin, Frederick McCaslin, Lyle McCaslin, and Joseph McCaslin; and a sister, Ila May Smith. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, June 16, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 1:00 PM. Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, PA. 

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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

Driftwood Dogs Are Back Home

They both are home safe and sound!!!!!!!

The two dogs that were lost in Driftwood/Sinnamahoning, Pa are at HOME! Thanks for everyone that help Karen on this journey finding her dogs!!!!!!
Cameron Co. SPCA

Missing Adult with Dementia: 90 year old white/male.

...This MISSING ADULT ALERT...
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Water Protection: ‘It Was Clean When It Left Here . . . ‘

Water Protection: ‘It Was Clean When It Left Here . . . ‘

may10tripledividelogoPotter County’s water protection activities are being held up as an example for other parts of the state in the coming week. “It Was Clean When It Left Here . . . “ is the title of a presentation that Commissioner Paul Heimel and Conservation District water specialist Jason Childs will make during the annual Water Resources Education Network (WREN) Conference in Carlisle. Among attendees will be administrators and technicians from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Resources, gas industry professionals, volunteer water quality monitors, scientists, policy-makers and others.

The presentation’s theme refers to the programs in place across Potter County to protect the three watersheds that trace their origins to a plateau in northern Potter County. The concept is this — we take responsibility for water quality from its source to the county border. As it enters the adjacent counties, the responsibility becomes theirs, and it continues on down the watershed.
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Heimel will speak on the evolution of the Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center; the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition for all of the county’s public water systems; the Potter County Water Quality Work Group, and the volunteer activities of local watershed associations and Trout Unlimited members. 

Childs will trace the activities of the Conservation District, with an emphasis on environmental stewardship and public education. They’ll emphasize the importance of clean water advocates working within the established regulatory system and maintaining their credibility. They’ll cite shale gas drilling in the region as the impetus for many of the local activities, but also point out that other land disturbance and surface activities can adversely impact water quality.

Shinglehouse Little League Caps Perfect Season

Shinglehouse Little League Caps Perfect Season

Bottom: Gunner Bean, Colton Gietler, Daytona Tilley, Dakota Mascho, Cayden Black
Middle: Carter Stedman, Reece Osgood, Gavin Babcock, Marcus Esposito, Noah Wichert, Justice Rees, Camden Graves, Sawyer Prince
Back: Coach Aric Rees, Manager Joe Graves, Coach Jason Babcock
The Shinglehouse Little League squad capped off a perfect season on Thursday night by defeating Coudersport Purple 13-1. The team stayed unbeaten through 15 games to win the 2014 Potter McKean league title.

Deadline to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Extended, Says Causer

Deadline to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Extended, Says Causer

HARRISBURG – The deadline to apply for the state’s 2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) said today.

Free assistance with filing for the rebate is available at Causer’s offices in Bradford and Coudersport.

Under the program, eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2013. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with permanent disabilities.

Income eligibility limits are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:

$0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (homeowners and renters).
$8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (homeowners and renters).
$15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (homeowners only).
$18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (homeowners only).

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of many initiatives supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery, which dedicates its proceeds to support programs for older Pennsylvanians. Since the program began in 1971, more than $5.4 billion has been paid to qualified applicants. Residents are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.

As of May 30, the Revenue Department had received 463,672 rebate applications. As specified by law, rebate distribution will begin on July 1. After June 30, rebates will be distributed as claims are received and processed. After July 1, claimants who already applied for rebates may check the status of claims online at www.revenue.state.pa.us or by calling, toll-free 1-888-PATAXES.

For more information or assistance with filing for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate visit Causer’s website at RepCauser.com or contact his offices in Bradford or Coudersport:

78 Main St., First Floor, Bradford – 814-362-4400.
107 S. Main St., Room 1, Coudersport – 814-274-9769.

Eldred Summer Fun Fest & Garage Sale Days Saturday, June 14


Thank You From Doris Major

 Thank You

I would like to thank everyone that helped celebrated my 90th birthday a special thanks to my children thanks again love to all Doris Major.

6-13-2014 Recalls

06/12/2014 10:41 PM EDT
La Finquita, LLC of Stamford, CT is voluntarily recalling one lot of La Finquita Quesito Fresco Campesino Fresh Farmer’s Cheese, as a precautionary measure, because it may be adulterated with peanuts and tree nuts (pistachios). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts (pistachios) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.


06/13/2014 09:15 AM EDT
Fish Family Farm, Inc. of Bolton, CT is voluntarily recalling milk products and cream because as a precautionary measure they may be adulterated with peanut and tree nut (pistachio) allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts (pistachios) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.