Street Machines Auto Care

9th Annual Show & Sale

9th Annual Show & Sale

Stoltz Of Coudersport

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Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

CIMINO AUTO PARTS

St. Bibianas

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Silver Bits Members Compete at Local Show










Silver Bits Members Compete at Local Show

Silver Bits Members, Noell Nichols, Sabrina Williams, Abby Anderson, Aubrey Anderson, Reagan Slawson and Kimberly Andruchowsky competed at the Cowanesque Valley Riding Club's Children Show held June 8th at their show grounds. All members were in the ribbons and even won Grand and Reserve Championships.

Cowanesque Valley Riding Club is a newly reorganized riding club that aspires to reestablish the family friendly atmosphere for all horse enthusiasts. The next show is Saturday, August 9th at the Cowanesque Valley Riding Club grounds. 

For more information email Kay Hill at rkjhill@verizon.net.

Standing Room Only For Little Museum Program On Rifles


Coudersport Ambulance To Robin Lane

At 10:49 PM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance & Medic 6 to Robin Lane for a medical emergency.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Station

At 10:39 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to station. Call dispatch by phone.

Recalls

California Firm Recalls Pork Mini Buns Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Wei-Chuan USA, Inc., a Bell Gardens, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 332 pounds of Pork Mini Buns Crab Meat Added due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Beautiful Potter County Multi-Level Family Home For Sale By Owner


Anthony Arkus of Galeton Takes First Place At Allentown Art Show


Anthony Arkus won first prize in Sculpture this past weekend at The Allentown Art show in Buffalo

 
 Anthony Arkus

BLACKSMITH

I have been a full-time blacksmith for more than 25 years, creating thousands of pieces of work. All of my work is original design. I individually hand-forged each piece using both ancient and modern tools and techniques. My designs are both contemporary and traditional with a predominance of natural form creating a marriage of form and function. Materials include iron, stainless steel, copper and brass. I have exhibited my work at major art shows in the eastern United States, and have won several awards including Virginia Beach Board Walk Art Show. 

277 Ives Hollow Road
Galeton, PA 16922
814 435-3515

NRA Basic Pistol class Sunday, July 13 at Nessmuk Rod & Gun Club

NRA Basic Pistol class Sunday, July 13

The Nessmuk Rod & Gun Club training crew will be running the NRA Basic Pistol class on Sunday, July 13, at the club.

This class is taught by NRA certified instructors, and is for novice shooters, although experienced shooters say they learn things too.

This is an all day class. We will have a working lunch (bring your own refreshments and lunch).

Cost is $60. Participants also need to supply their own ammunition.

Signup online, at www.nrainstructors.org.

Select "Find a Course" from the upper left on the home page.
Select "All Classes" next to "Learn to Shoot" at the upper left of the page.
Scroll to the bottom, enter zip code "16901" in the "Search by Zip and Mile" box at the lower left, and click the "Search" button.

One or more classes will be displayed. Click the "Pick for Details" button next to the class for Wellsboro, on 13 July.

Registration closes on Saturday, July 12. Don't wait too long to sign up, as the number of seats is limited to six, and typically sells out.

Fire Rescue/EMS dispatched For Motorcycle Crash

Fire Rescue/EMS dispatched For Motorcycle Crash

At 3:10 PM on Saturday, Bradford Ambulance and Corydon Fire Dept. have been dispatched to Rt. 321 off of West Washington Street for a motorcycle accident.

Goodies For Our Troops Packaging Event June 26,27.28 in Wellsboro


Thanks to the generosity and prayers of hundreds, maybe even thousands of folks around the world, we'll be celebrating the completion of 9 years of shipping care packages year-round to our heroes at our

Packaging Event on THURSDAY, Fri., & Sat. June 26, 27, & 28 ...

From 1 til 6 PM at Main & Crafton, Downtown Wellsboro.

On July 25, 26, & 27, we'll be starting our 10th year!

We need donations of home-made and store-bought goodies, funds for postage, and helping hands if only for 1/2 hour! NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL - $1, a package of M&Ms, a batch of cookies - whatever! ALL DONATIONS ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED BY US AND OUR HEROES!

Thank you so much for your continuing support of our heroes and Goodies Forour Troops, and please keep our heroes, our veterans, their families, and the families of our Fallen Heroes in your prayers!

God bless you all and keep our heroes in harm's way safe ...

Dawn

Dawn Pletcher
GOODIES FOR OUR TROOPS

Sweden Valley Manor Volunteer Recognition at the Coudersport Ice Mine



Sweden Valley Manor hosted their Annual Volunteer Recognition at the recently re-opened Coudersport Ice Mine. 

The weather cooperated for the perfect venue. Over 25 volunteers were treated to a personal historical presentation of the Ice Mine before viewing this incredible wonder right here in Potter County. Inspirational messages were given by Debbie McKee, Activity/Volunteer Coordinator as well as the Administrator Micki Elliott.

All managers at Sweden Valley Manor were on hand to serve scrumptious cupcakes, depicting candy ice, and frozen non-alcoholic margaritas.

Thompson Effort to Expand Use of Cost Effective Telemedicine Practices Across Military Gains New Support with Passage of Defense Funding Bill

Thompson Effort to Expand Use of Cost Effective Telemedicine Practices
Across Military Gains New Support with Passage of Defense Funding Bill 

 Push for Fully Funding Prisoners of War/Missing In Action Personnel
Office Also Approved By U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4870, the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015, by a vote of 340 to 73.  The measure includes Thompson provisions that will prioritize investments for the expansion of telemedicine across the military and provide full funding for recovering and identifying U.S. Prisoners of War (POW) and servicemembers Missing in Action (MIA).

“Today the House took an important step toward further expanding servicemembers’ access to cost effective health care services with the passage of H.R. 4870,” stated Rep. Thompson. “Telemedicine serves two distinct benefits, it lowers the overall cost of care while efficiently expanding access to health services, especially in the realm of behavior health. This bill prioritizes funding for the expansion of telemedicine practices across our military and builds upon existing efforts at the Department of Defense.” 

Thompson is the author of the Servicemembers Telemedicine and E-Health Portability Act, or STEP Act (now Public Law 112-81, Section 713), which passed into law in 2011 and enabled the Department of Defense (DoD) to expand the use of telemedicine by allowing credentialed DoD health professionals to offer tele-health consultations across state lines, regardless of where the servicemember is physically located

Since passage of the STEP Act, DoD has authorized thousands of teleconsultations for clinical health services across the military’s service branches.  H.R. 4870 prioritizes funding to continue this expansion within the Defense Health Agency

H.R. 4870 also fully funds the POW/MIA Personnel Office account and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), which Thompson has advocated for the past two years.          
                                                                                                                       
“While we face enormous budget constraints during this time, today the House reaffirmed its commitment to the brave men and women who served in uniform but never returned home,” stated Rep. Thompson. “This funding reinforces the important work of JPAC and our nation’s efforts to bring closure for families of our POWs and those missing in action.”
 
Click the picture above to view Thompson’s full remarks on JPAC funding.

Pension Reform for New Employees Only and Budget Bill on House Agenda Next Week

Pension Reform for New Employees Only and Budget Bill on House Agenda Next Week


The House returns to session on Monday, June 23. 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.  

Public Pensions: Reform is Necessary 

A pension reform bill, House Bill 1353 (Rep. Warren Kampf, R- Chester/Montgomery), is scheduled to be voted on second consideration on Monday.

Unless a pension reform plan for new employees is implemented, the benefits earned by current participants could be in jeopardy.

Pension costs are consuming a larger and larger part of the state budget – more than doubling from $1.7 billion in the 2012 state budget to $6.6 billion in the 2018 state budget, and growing into the future.

To state taxpayers and school property taxpayers, public pension reform means managing the debt and meeting our budget obligations to avoid massive tax increases and funding cuts in the long-term. If nothing is done, there will be tax increases and cuts to important government and school programs in the future.

For current retirees and public pension participants, the reform (in the form of an amendment authored by Rep. Mike Tobash, R-Schuylkill/Berks) being considered in the House ensures they receive the benefits they have earned, as they are not included in the new plan

The new plans would only affect future employees.

For future public pension participants, public pension reform means the opportunity to earn a personal, portable, competitive retirement benefit. The first $50,000 of an employee’s salary would still be in a “defined benefit,” or traditional pension. Anything above $50,000 would be in a portable 401(k) style, or “defined contribution” plan.

The legislation (through an amendment authored by Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery) would ensure that maternity or sick leave, vacation, authorized leave of absence without pay, disability, or changing positions or districts WOULD NOT cause a break in service or require employees to start a new plan. In fact, the ONLY way a current employee’s plan would not continue as-is would be if they quit, or their employment is terminated.

Pennsylvania must reduce the cost to taxpayers of both the Public School Employees’ Retirement System and State Employees’ Retirement System. Pension reform being considered by the House would lead to cost savings of more than $11 billion over 30 years.

General Fund Appropriation Bill…

House Bill 2328 (Rep. Bill Adolph, R-Delaware County) is scheduled for a vote on second consideration on Monday.

Click To See The Weekly Schedule

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

Phyllis C. BURDICK, 81, of Coudersport, PA

Phyllis C. BURDICK, 81, of Coudersport, PA, died Friday, June 20, 2014 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Born September 14, 1932, in Andrews Settlement, PA, she was the daughter of Ernest and Ruby Fosmer Burch. On September 19, 1950, in Coudersport, she married Richard A. Conable, who predeceased her on January 7, 1976. On September 15, 1979, at her home in Allegany Township, she married Robert A. Burdick, who survives. 

She was a member of the Andrews Settlement-Ellisburg Community Club and enjoyed upholstering and caning furniture. 

Surviving besides her husband, Bob, are: three children, Jerald (Vicki) Conable of Santa Maria, CA, Kevin Conable of Warsaw, NY, and Judy Conable of Caledonia, NY; two step-children, Wilson (Nora) Burdick of Friendswood, TX and Robin (Robert) Shipman of Harrison, MI; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and first husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Burch; and a sister, Rachel Hile. 

Friends may call Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, and on Monday from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 1:00 PM. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate. Burial will be in Andrews Settlement Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 161, Coudersport, PA 16915 or the Genesee Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923. 

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

Wooly Willy Wonderdaze Street Dance Tonight In Smethport


Couple charged with stealing from church

Couple charged with stealing from church

Wellsboro Gazette
A Wellsboro couple is charged with forging a number of checks and stealing computers from a church. They allegedly used at least $1,000 to buy heroin.

Dustin Seth Stohlberg, 32, and Danielle Elaine Stohlberg, 30, are scheduled for preliminary hearings July 8. They’re each being held at Tioga County Prison in lieu of $100,000 in total bail. Read more...

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Board of Directors meeting has been changed

The monthly Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Board of Directors meeting has been changed to Wednesday, June 25th at 4:00 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend.

GAME COMMISSION APPLAUDS VOTE TO INCREASE OFFICER SAFETY

GAME COMMISSION APPLAUDS VOTE TO INCREASE OFFICER SAFETY

The state House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved legislation on body cameras.

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough today offered his praise to the state House of Representatives for its overwhelming and bipartisan support of House Bill 2178.

Sponsored by state Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams County, the bill would allow Wildlife Conservation Officers working for the Game Commission and Waterways Conservation Officers working for the state Fish and Boat Commission to wear body cameras in the performance of their official duties.

Hough thanked Moul for recognizing the need for the cameras, and for making officer safety an issue of high priority.

“There simply is no question that these mobile video-recording devices play a key role in improving safety for law-enforcement officers,” Hough said. “The mere presence of cameras can quickly defuse what might otherwise become hostile situations, and cameras often capture valuable evidence that increases the chances of successful prosecutions.

“With its thoughtful consideration and its vote to send Representative Moul’s legislation to the Senate, the House of Representatives has stepped up to increase protection for our Wildlife Conservation Officers, and for Pennsylvania’s sportsmen and sportswomen,” Hough said. “We’re hopeful the Senate will give the bill swift consideration so it can be set in place in time for the upcoming hunting seasons,”

Body cameras are mobile video-recording devices that can be clipped onto an officer’s uniform. They’re similar to the dashboard cameras installed in most law-enforcement vehicles, but can be considered more suitable for Wildlife Conservation Officers who often patrol while on foot.

The use of body cameras already has been expressly approved by the state Legislature for other police agencies statewide.

The bill to allow Wildlife Conservation Officers and Waterways Conservation Officers to use the cameras passed the House by a 191-5 vote.

Moul, whose legislative district includes the area of Adams County where Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove was shot and killed by a poacher in 2010, said he sponsored the legislation as a way to increase officer safety.

“Wildlife and Waterways Conservation Officers routinely encounter dangerous situations on the job,” Moul said. “Tragically, Adams County Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a felon in illegal possession of a firearm in 2010. I believe the presence of body cameras may help to deter such crimes and would aid law enforcement in their investigations.”

Route 255 Improvements Continue in Saint Marys

Elk County
Route 255 Improvements Continue in Saint Marys
PennDOT issues update for week of June 22

Saint Marys – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys is continuing as the summer season officially begins. 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 22 will include:

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

• Route 255 will continue to be restricted to one lane northbound between Pistner Road and State Street and one lane southbound between Railroad Street and Pistner Road. The current traffic pattern will remain in place 24-hours per day.

• Route 120 between Route 255 (South Saint Marys Street) and Rock Street is closed. This closure will remain in place 24-hours until further notice. Motorists are to follow the signed detour route.

• During nighttime work hours, the contractor will be breaking the existing concrete pavement on Route 255 between State Street and Iron Run Road.

• During daytime and nighttime work hours, the contractor will be removing the existing pavement on Route 255 between State Street and Iron Run Road.

• During daytime and nighttime work hours, the contractor will be removing the existing pavement on Route 120 between Route 255 (South Saint Marys Street) and Rock Street.

• During daytime work hours, the contractor will be grading and paving a portion of the Route 255 (South Saint Marys Street)/Route 120 (State Street) intersection.

• During daytime work hours, the contractor will be working on sidewalks.

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.

Video Available for Pine Creek Public Meeting

Video Available for Pine Creek Public Meeting
 

 
In case you missed the June 5 public meeting about proposed changes to a section of Pine Creek, you can view the video online. A link to the video is available on our webpage under "Featured Topics" in the right column. You also can view the video by selecting this link.
 
Below is the original press release which announced the public meeting. 
 
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 22) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that it will host a public meeting on Thursday, June 5, in Waterville to discuss potential regulatory changes on a section of Pine Creek in Lycoming County.
 
The meeting will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Tiadaghton Resource Management Center, 10 Lower Pine Bottom Road, Waterville, PA  17776-9678.     
  
PFBC Fisheries Management staff will discuss a potential change to the regulations which would extend the current 1.2 mile delayed harvest, artificial lures only (DHALO) section downstream of Slate Run an additional 1.6 miles to Bonnell Run.
 
The 1.6 mile reach is currently managed as an approved trout water open to year-round fishing. Waters with this designation are open to fishing from March 1 through the opening day of trout season on a catch and release basis, with no trout allowed to be taken or possessed.
 
Standard approved trout waters regulations apply for the remainder of the year as follows: from 8 a.m. on the opening day of trout season through Labor Day, anglers can keep five fish per day and can use all tackle, including natural bait. From January 1 through the last day of February, and from the day after Labor Day through December 31, “extended season” size and creel limits for trout apply.
 
Under DHALO regulations, fishing is permitted year-round, but no trout may be harvested prior to June 15. From June 15 to sunset on Labor Day, anglers can keep three trout per day and the fish must be at least nine inches. Tackle is limited to artificial lures and flies.
 
After reviewing the public comments, staff will provide a recommendation on the proposal to the Board of Commissioners for consideration at an upcoming quarterly meeting. 

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter/Cameron County, June 23 – June 27, 2014

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter/Cameron County, June 23 – June 27, 2014


Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of June 23 through June 27, weather permitting.

Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

Potter County 0260:

Sign Crew:
• State Route: 0006 (McKean County to Sweden Valley) Daylight Signs
• State Route: 0872 (SR 0006 to Austin) Daylight Signs

Bridge Crew:
• State Route: 1005 (Phoenix Run Road) Box Culvert-Detour in Place

Shoulder Cutting:
• State Route: Various SR’s in the Genesee Area

Tail Ditching:
● State Route: 0044 (Coneville to SR 0049 Intersection)

East Patching:
● State Route: 0449 (Gold to Genesee) Monday & Tuesday
● State Route: 1005 (Phoenix Run Road/Dirt Section) Wednesday & Thursday
● State Route: 4013 (North Hollow Road) Friday

West Patching:
● State Route: 4019 (Horse Run Road) Monday & Tuesday
● State Route: 4023 (Eleven Mile Road) Patch/Drag Pave, Wednesday-Friday


Mowing:
● State Route: 0872 (Jenkins Hill Area) Monday
● State Route: 0006 (Coudersport to McKean County) Tuesday & Wednesday
● State Route: 4001 (Sartwell Creek) Thursday & Friday


Pipe Replacement:
● State Route: 4023 (Eleven Mile Road) Base Repair-Monday-Daytime Closure-Detour in Place
● State Route: 4023 (Eleven Mile Road) Paving Base Repair-Tuesday -Thursday
● State Route: 4023 (Eleven Mile Road) Pipe Replacement-Friday

Cameron County 0240

Patching:
● State Route: 0120

Painting Road Markers:
● State Routes: 0120

Bridge Maintenance:
● State Route: 0046

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Glen O Hawbaker: State Route 0046 Road Reconstruction Will Begin May 27th Through Mid-June With Alternating Traffic Pattern…Expect Delays.

● LTT Trucking: State Route 1016 (North Fork Road) Bridge Replacement –Road Closure – Detour in Place (effective April 21)
● LTT Trucking: State Route 3013 (Toles Hollow Road) Bridge Closure-Detour in Place (June 9-October 3,2014)

● L C Whitford- Bridge Restoration on Mill Street in Galeton Borough and SR 3004 (Kim Hill Road) in Roulette Township & SR 4003 (Clara Road) Detours in Place (effective May 15)
● L C Whitford-SR 0044 South Branch of Oswayo Creek-Bridge Repairs-Temporary Traffic Signals in Place

● A L Blades – SR 1021 (Harrison & Hector Townships) Bridge Closure-Detour in Place (June 9-September 2014)

For more information on PennDOT’s roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit the PennDOT website at www.dot.state.pa.us.

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

BOOK EDITED BY PITT-BRADFORD LIBRARIAN EXPLORES INTERNATIONALISM IN CHILDREN’S SERIES

BOOK EDITED BY PITT-BRADFORD LIBRARIAN EXPLORES INTERNATIONALISM IN CHILDREN’S SERIES



BRADFORD, Pa. – A new book coedited by Marietta Frank, director of Hanley Library at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, explores how internationalism is presented in children’s series.

The book, “Internationalism in Children’s Series,” includes chapters on stories about children’s “grand tour” of Europe, girls’ culture and depictions of the British Empire in Victorian girls’ magazines, 20th-century children’s literature series and modern favorites such as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

The book is part of the Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature series published by Palgrave Macmillan of interest to those who teach and study children’s literature. Frank co-edited with Karen Sands-O’Connor, a professor of English at SUNY Buffalo State College.

Frank contributed a chapter comparing two authors who sought to advance the cause of world friendship by writing books about children living in countries outside of the United States in the first half of the 20th century. She examined Mary Hazelton Wade’s contributions to the Little Cousin series, noting the author’s discomfort with non-European cultures and condescending tone in books such as “Our Little African Cousin.”

She contrasted Wade’s series with the “Twins of the World Series,” first written by Lucy Fitch Perkins and later by other authors. Frank noted that Perkins depicted her foreign characters with sympathy and played up the universal attributes of childhood.

Frank is the newly appointed director of Hanley Library at Pitt-Bradford. She completed a Master of Library Science at SUNY Geneseo and a Master of Arts in children’s literature at Hollins University. She co-wrote an earlier book with Sands-O’Connor, “Back in the Spaceship Again: Juvenile Science Fiction Series Since 1947.”

She and her husband, Dennis, live in Bradford.

Fishing Companions



 Fishing Companions by Kim Sickler

Some companions I had while fishing the Oswayo Creek

Altenhien Century Farm produces #2, watch for more

 Altenhien Century Farm produces #2, watch for more

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Corp in Norwich Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-06-11 to Seneca Resources Corp in Norwich Twp, McKean 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 Seneca Resources Corp in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-06-16 to Seneca Resources Corp in Highland Twp, Elk county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Enervest Opr Llc in Lafayette Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-06-09 to Enervest Opr Llc in Lafayette Twp, McKean county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Medic Dispatched To Motorcycle Accident In State Park

Medic Dispatched To Motorcycle Accident In State Park

At 10:35 AM on Saturday, Medic 1 has been dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Route 3 in the Red House area.

Elk County Business Supporting Mountaineer Search and Rescue

Elk County Business Supporting Mountaineer Search and Rescue

Medix Hotel will sponsor a best ball golf tournament at the Emporium Country Club Saturday July 19. The event will be a fundraiser for the Mountaineer Search and Rescue Team. Golfing, prizes, food and entertainment at the Medix Hotel are included in the fee of $45.00 for an Emporium Country Club member and $55.00 for non-members.

The tournament will offer numerous skill prizes including closest shot to the Big Foot. Big Foot Hunt is one of Mountaineer Search and Rescue yearly fundraisers. Straub Brewery, Crescent Beer, Glenwood Beer and Medix Hotel are sponsoring the prizes. The largest is $10,000 in cash for a hole in one!

Mountaineer Search and Rescue began in 1984 . Today it has 22 members that complete rigorous training in land and water searches. This year the team assisted Elk and Clearfield County Emergency Management with water rescue/searches.

Medix Hotel owner Peggy DeCarli says she recognizes the hard work and hours of training put in by Mountaineer Search and Rescue and wanted to raise money for the group. The Medix Hotel is open Wednesday through Sunday at the intersection of Route 555 and Quehanna Highway.

Emporium Turns 150

Emporium Turns 150

Emporium Borough celebrates its 150th birthday this fall. To kick off the celebration The Cameron County Historical Society will offer a stroll down memory lane. A walking tour ending with a celebration lunch at Charlie’s Friendly Tavern will be held Saturday August 30.

The tour will begin at the Emporium Borough Office at 11am. It will stop at more than 30 sites in Emporium, covering approximately 1.5 miles. Most of those sites held hotels dating back to 1848. Enlarged historical photos will be at each site and Susan Hoy will narrate the event.

Participants will have their choice of sandwich and drink following a Historical Walk of Emporium sponsored by the Emporium Borough and hosted by the Cameron county Historical Society. The cost is $15.00 per person. Reservations are accepted at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office, or by calling 814-486-4314.

Events Set for Weekend in the Wilds

Events Set for Weekend in the Wilds

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce says it will be a wild weekend Saturday July 5. Elk Bugling returns with prizes totaling $375.00 to be awarded, while there is no cost to enter the event.

The Weekend in the Wilds event starts Thursday with a used book sale at the Barbara Moscato Library.

Saturday the events run dawn to dusk! Big Foot Hunt begins at sunrise and continues until 1:00pm. A $5.00 license is required and can be purchased from several locations in Cameron County.

Vendors will begin selling from the Artisan Tent on North Chestnut Street at 9am. Other vendors will line Fourth Street. Jimmy Singer’s Auto Service will be the location for children’s events. Archery, air rifle shoot, crayfish races and Woodland Elementary PTO activities will keep children entertained.

You can prove your ability to bugle like an elk with the 2nd annual Keystone Elk Country Alliance Elk Calling Contest. The event is free to enter and features an adult and youth division. Cabela’s is sponsoring the event and will hand out gift cards ranging from $25 to $100. Registration forms are available at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office or by phone at 814-486-4314.
The First Presbyterian Church will host its annual pie and ice cream social Saturday from 4-6pm. Penn State Creamery Ice Cream will be served. Upstairs music will be performed by the Mountain Melodies and Community Band until 6pm.

The event culminates with the fireworks! They will blast off from the Cameron County High School Football Field at dusk. Food vendors will be set up at the high school and the swimming pool will also be open! The night swim at the pool will give a unique viewing opportunity for the fireworks.

Big Foot Licenses On Sale

Big Foot Licenses On Sale

Mountaineer Search and Rescue volunteers report several sightings of the elusive Big Foot in Cameron County. Researchers from across the country have come on three occasions to the Driftwood area to document eyewitness accounts.

This year the hunt is set for Saturday July 5 starting at sunrise till 1pm. Prizes will be awarded during the Weekend in the Wilds event at the Emporium mini-park at 2pm.

Hunters must possess a license, which can be purchased for $5.00 from the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Elk Country Store, Medix Run Hotel, Sinnemahoning Tavern or South Park Supply. Big Foot has been known to travel on trails throughout the county and this year a map will be provided with the license.

The hunt benefits Mountaineer Search and Rescue. Sales of licenses end Friday July 4 at 9pm.

PITT-BRADFORD MILITARY SCIENCE PROGRAM HAS DOUBLED SIZE IN LAST DECADE

Keanu Sorbelli, a business management and accounting graduate from Wilkes-Barre, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army this spring. He is the most current commissioned Army officer produced by a growing military science program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Photo by Glenn Melvin

PITT-BRADFORD MILITARY SCIENCE PROGRAM HAS DOUBLED SIZE IN LAST DECADE

 BRADFORD, Pa. -- Dozens of University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students are learning that one class can teach them organizational, management and leadership skills and even show them a way to pay for college.

Over the last decade, the number of students taking military science courses has steadily increased, making its first leap around 2004, from one or two new students enrolling each year to eight or 10. Around five years ago, numbers began to climb again, slowly and steadily. Last year, 18 freshmen enrolled in Military Science 101, a two-credit, no-military-obligation course that teaches universally useful skills like time management and communication skills. Other perks of the class are free books and a lab that includes survival skills and paintball games.

In the fall of 2006, a total of 29 students were enrolled in one of the 10 military science courses offered. In the Spring 2014 semester, that number had more than doubled to 72.

On Tuesdays, when military science courses are taught, students in uniform are now a frequent sight in the Frame-Westerberg Commons as they make their way to and from lunch.

Alex Nazemetz, director of admissions, said he is seeing more interest in the programs from high school students, particularly in programs like nursing, due in part to the efforts of the region’s two recruiters for the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Military science at Pitt-Bradford is a multi-way partnership between Pitt-Bradford, the Seneca Battalion Army ROTC at nearby St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y., and the Pennsylvania National Guard. Students have a variety of choices, from signing a contract and joining the National Guard to competing for a national ROTC scholarship and being commissioned into the U.S. Army as a regular officer.

Sgt. 1st Class Warren Shaw, a graduate of Pitt-Bradford himself, and Sgt. 1st Class J.R. Page recruit students from throughout Western Pennsylvania as well as teach military science courses at Pitt-Bradford. They frequently set up information tables at Pitt-Bradford for those already in school and travel to scores of high schools.

Often while they’re recruiting, they have a current student in the program with them. High schoolers who visit the campus are paired with a current cadet. “It’s the kids who sell the program,” Shaw said.

The promise of a substantial aid package also helps. Students who join the National Guard can earn up to $13,000 per year for tuition, a $350 per-month stipend for living expenses and $1,200 per year for books. Students train one weekend per month and two weeks in the summer. They will have service obligations following their education, depending on how their agreement is structured.

Those obligations can be substantial – up to eight years – so while the money for college is important, Shaw said, the desire to serve must be the primary reason. Shaw gives them plenty of time to make a decision. Students can take classes for several semesters without joining the National Guard or ROTC.

“We want good decisions (about joining),” Shaw said. “Happy decisions.” Students who take the introductory course, Foundations of Officership, in the fall cannot join the National Guard until November, once they’ve had a little bit of experience with the program.

While the “pay-back” obligation can make some pause, for many other students following the recent recession, the promise of a guaranteed job is something that appeals, said Lt. Jared Kausner, recruiting operations officer for the Seneca Battalion.

Students can also take advantage of high-quality leadership training and internships that will give them an edge with employers. Students take classes at Pitt-Bradford during their first and second year, then travel to St. Bonaventure to take advanced leadership courses with juniors and seniors from all four colleges in the Seneca Battalion: Pitt-Bradford, St. Bonaventure, Alfred State SUNY College of Technology and Houghton College.

Through the Seneca Battalion ROTC, students can compete nationwide for a full ROTC scholarship.

That’s the route that 2nd Lt. Tiara Brown ended up taking. A 2013 graduate of Pitt-Bradford, Brown was a model cadet, who didn’t even know she wanted to go into the military when she came to campus as a nontraditional student.

“I needed to pay for college myself, and I was working 52 hours a week at McDonalds, plus at Tops,” she said in a phone interview from her current station in Fort Rucker, Ala., where she is learning to fly Apache helicopters for the Army.

When she saw a sign that said she could get paid to go to school, it seemed too good to be true. A former track runner, she had continued to work out and was in good shape. She talked with recruiters and took a physical aptitude test that she scored well on. Combined with good grades, it made her the top-ranked cadet in the battalion and earned her the chance to go to airborne school.

“I was always taught that when you’re given an opportunity, take it,” she said. So within a few months of seeing a recruitment poster in the Commons, she was jumping out of airplanes.

“It was a fantastic opportunity,” she said. “It was the best thing that could have happened to me at Pitt-Bradford, and it broke the barrier for me for a lot of things there. I speak wonders about the program. I already had a leadership foundation from my family and track, but it pushed my limits. It brought out things in me that I didn’t know I was capable of.”

Brown went on to become the first student not from St. Bonaventure to be the Seneca Battalion Commander in her senior year.

High profile students like Brown at Pitt-Bradford are helping to grow the program even more and helping Pitt-Bradford grow along the way.

Roulette Fire Department Ambulance Subscriptions Are Out

Roulette Fire Department Ambulance subscriptions will be coming in the mail soon.  

They are also available at Roulette Post Office, Roulette Township Building, Drabee's, Closes Lumber or Roulette Firehall.  They are effective 07/01/14.

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 46 In Norwich Township

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 46 In Norwich Township

At 10:09 AM on Saturday, Norwich Township Fire Dept., Smethport Fire Dept., and Smethport Ambulance dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on Rt. 46 at the intersection with West Branch Road.
CHIEF REPORTS MINOR INJURIES.

Rabies Clinic At Austin Fire Hall Saturday 1 to 4 PM


Kubota BX 25 Tractor, Loader & Backhoe Only $299. A Month, Zero Interest Until June 30, 2014


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Galeton Area Community Day At Centertown Park Saturday, June 21st

CNA's & Home Health Aides Needed In Coudersport Area

Lancaster County man arrested for molesting teenage boys at Potter County cabin

Penn Twp. man arrested for molesting teenage boys in Potter County cabin

By LARRY ALEXANDER | Staff Writer
Lancaster Online

A Penn Township man has been arrested and charged with having indecent sexual contact with two teenage boys.

Charles Edward Cowart, 61, of 1570 Willoughby Circle, was charged on Friday by Northern Lancaster County Regional Police with inappropriately touching two boys at his Penn Township home and at a cabin in Potter County. The incidents took place over a five year period between 2009 and 2013. Both boys were ages 13 and 14 at the time the assaults began.

During a police interview on May 30, Cowart confessed to the crimes.

Cowart was arrested Friday at his residence and taken into custody without incident.

Cowart has been charged with indecent assault on a person less than 16 years of age, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with minor and criminal attempt - indecent on a person under 16 years of age.

He was arraigned before District Judge Edward Tobin and placed in Lancaster County Prison on $200,000 bail.

Galeton Development Corporation hears updates on many projects

The Galeton Development Corporation met on Thursday, July 19 at the Brick House Cafe with President Joe Pagano presiding.

B.J. Lowther, Cole Memorial Hospital, reported that the Galeton Health Center is very busy and possible new physicians are being interviewed. He also reported on the many activities and building projects at Cole Memorial .

Andrew Lychalk reported on the chamber of commerce events and activities. Plans for the 4th of July parade are moving right along. Weaver Enterprises has generously contributed $500. towards the parade band fun. The parade is the "kick off" for the annual Red Suspenders Weekend which will conclude with the fabulous fireworks display--perhaps the best in the state.

John Ziegler gave the Rotary Club report and said the Galeton school principal, Clyde Pierce was welcomed as a new member. Buddy Sutton from Carter Camp was an honored guest and has offered his services and his sons Jeff services to help in any way possible to make the 2014 Woodsmen's Show a success.

Mike Plummer gave a report about the borough authority's activities. Everything is going well, but there is a concern about ATV's running in the watershed areas. A letter has been sent to those who are trespassing. Action is being taken in the enforcement of past due sewer and water bills.

County Commissioner Susan Kefover gave the corporation an update on the activities in the commissioners office including the report that Gabriel Campana, Williamsport Development will be coming to work with community leaders on August 4 at 6PM in the Gunzberger Office building in Coudersport. Also, The Black Forest Institute of Potter Co. will be working in training vets over a 18 month course in many helpful vocational ways.

Special guests were David Brooks, executive director of the PCVA and Cindy Lee of the Institute of Technical Partners. David updated the group and told that Cindy was developing a new website for the PCVA which will include all county businesses not just paid members. This years marathon was a huge success. It was the 40th year for this event with 302 registrations and 273 runners. David said the most inquiries received in his office was for the Cherry Springs Dark Skies program and the Woodsmen's Show.

President Joe reported on the park steering committee. John Kelley is heading up a plan for an on going park maintenance program which would be a permanent annual effort and would cover the entire area around the park and Main St. Joe reported that the "Welcome To Galeton" signs will be replaced with new signs

Small Plane Crash In Lock Haven



Pilot Walks Away from Plane Crash in Lock Haven

6/20/2014 11:09 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 3928 ROUTE 249 CHATHAM TWP

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Westfield, Clymner & Chatham dispatched. Reported Crash on the bridge.
ONE AMBULANCE WENT TO SOLDIERS & SAILORS
AMBULANCE DISPATCHED FROM MIDDLEBURY TOWNSHIP

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14 Wellsville students charged in fish bait incident

14 Wellsville students charged in fish bait incident



WGRZ
WELLSVILLE, NY-- Fourteen Wellsville High School students have been arrested and charged for vandalizing the school.

Village police were called to the school June 12th after school officials discovered that fish bait had been smeared on 35 wall lockers, causing damage to the lockers.

The students, eight males and six females have been charged with conspiracy. They're accused of entering the school unlawfully and spreading the fish bait.

The school district says they contacted police because of the extent of the damage done to the lockers. They are not commenting any further on the issue.

All of the subjects were issued appearance tickets to appear in court at a later date.

Ludlow Dispatched To Unknown Fire With Explosion

Ludlow Dispatched To Unknown Fire With Explosion

At 9:44 PM on Friday, Ludlow Fire Dept. dispatched to 377 Ludwig Road for an unknown fire with explosion and exposures.

Phyllis BURDICK, 81, of Coudersport, PA

Phyllis BURDICK, 81, of Coudersport, PA, died Friday, June 20, 2014 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

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

Galeton Rotary Club held the annual bocce ball "shoot out"

Thursday evening the Galeton Rotary Club held the annual bocce ball "shoot out" at the home of Mike and Karen Callahan at Ansley Farm. This is an annual event and is very competitive. This year two "sleeper players" were allowed to play,however, Paul Miller and Buddy Sutton didn't fair too well.

Shown in the photo are the champions, Dr. Joe Iaquinto and John Ziegler. Making the presentation is Dr. Mike Callahan

Community of Galeton owes Jean and Pete a big "thank you"

Over the years the Galeton Rotary Club 
 has played an important part in beautifying the John J. Collins Memorial Park and the area around the beautiful Berger Lake. The Rotary Club has made substantial contributions to the park fund raising activities, planted flowering trees that line the lake and constructed benches with flower arrangements in two pots on each bench.

In 1990 the club had 12 of these benches constructed and the line the south side of the lake and throughout the park. They have been maintained by the club. 15 years ago Jean and Pete Folk made it their project to plant these many flower pots and maintain them throughout the summer. This required watering constantly on dry summers. Jean and Pete made it their responsibility to purchase the flowers as well. We are sure many just take these beautiful flowers for granted, but the community of Galeton owes Jean and Pete a big "thank you" for making the park and lake even more beautiful.

Rotarian Pete is also the assistant district governor for our Rotary district.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 244 E. In Oswayo Township

At 5:27 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 244 East in Oswayo Township at the Fisher Residence for a fall victim.

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Police, EMS Responding To Fight In Street

Fight In Street With Baseball Bats & Golf Clubs

At 4:40 PM on Friday, Bradford City EMS dispatched to the area of 22 Jefferson Street for a report of multiple assault victims. Police are en route. EMS stage away from scene.

Police are now on scene reporting multiple individuals fighting in the street with baseball bats & golf clubs. Police report no victims needing EMS.

Interstate 80 WB Resurfacing Project at Buckhorn in Columbia County for Week of June 23

Interstate 80 WB Resurfacing Project at Buckhorn in Columbia County for Week of June 23

Below are the anticipated lane closures for the I-80 westbound project in Buckhorn for the week of June 23.

Weather permitting, the contractor will switch to phase two of roadway construction at the Hemlock Creek Bridge on Monday and Tuesday. This will require single lane traffic in order to reset concrete barrier and paint lines and switch traffic to the right side of the roadway.

Throughout the rest of the week, the contractor will be reducing traffic to single lanes during daylight hours to perform prep work prior to mill and fill paving operations. Motorists are advised that the ramp to Route 42 at exit 232 will remain open but they should proceed with caution through the work zone.

I-80 Columbia County Work-Zone Lane Restriction June 23-25

I-80 Columbia County Work-Zone Lane Restriction June 23-25

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 Wednesday, June 23-25, 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.

Enid “Tiny” A. Ostrander, 82, of Park Lane Dr., Port Allegany, PA

Enid “Tiny” A. Ostrander
Enid “Tiny” A. Ostrander, 82, of Park Lane Dr., Port Allegany, PA, passed away Thursday (June 19, 2014) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Born November 27, 1931, in Bath, NY, she was a daughter of Paul and Mable Benjamin Hess. On Aug. 1, 1953, she married William F. Ostrander, who died March 1, 2009.

Enid was a longtime resident of the area and attended the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany.

Mrs. Ostrander had worked several years for the Market Basket (now Shop & Save), Port Allegany and later with Stan’s Clothing Store, and Helen’s Fashion Village both of Port Allegany, before her retirement.

Surviving are three sons, Robert E. Ostrander of Blue Ridge Summit, PA, Donald F. (Tricia) Ostrander of Sterling, VA, and David A. (Jessica) Ostrander of Leesburg, VA; two grandchildren, Nathan W. and Kyle R. Ostrander; five sisters, Edith Michielson and Anne (Andy) Lathrop both of Smethport, Marjorie Windsor and Rita Miller both of Eldred, Darlene “Duke” (Robert) Lathrop of Wilmington, DE and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William, five brothers, Lewis, Carl “Hunk”, Richard, Ted, and Pete Hess; two sisters, June and Norma Hess.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday (June 24, 2014) with Rev. Randy Headley, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Mem. Park, Lafayette. 

Memorials can be made to the S.W. Smith Library.

Condolences can be made to: 

Donald F. Ostrander
20600 Marsh Court
Sterling, VA 20165

Robert E. Ostrander
PO. Box 525
Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17124

Daytime closure for Eleven Mile Road in Potter County extended through Tuesday

Daytime closure for Eleven Mile Road  in Potter County extended through Tuesday

Shinglehouse – Roadway base repair work on Route 4023 (Eleven Mile Road) will require extending PennDOT’s planned closure an extra day. A section of the road was scheduled to be closed June 19, 20 and 23 (Thursday, Friday, and Monday) and has now been extended through June 24 (Tuesday). The closure is during daylight hours each day, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The closure in Oswayo Township features an official PennDOT detour.
Along with Route 4023 (Eleven Mile Road), drivers will use Route 4025 (Brizzie Hollow Road), Route 244 and Route 44 to get around the work zone. Motorists familiar with the area may choose to use alternate routes. Mail delivery and emergency response vehicles will be allowed through the closed section as necessary.

The work is being performed by PennDOT Potter County Maintenance, with the detour lifted overnight and through this weekend. The road will be fully opened on June 24, once work is complete. All work is weather dependent.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow detour signs, and as always, buckle up.

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

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

State Police Announce Sergeant and Corporal Promotions

State Police Announce Sergeant and Corporal Promotions

Harrisburg – Five members of the Pennsylvania State Police have been promoted to the rank of sergeant and forty-four members have been promoted to the rank of corporal, Commissioner Frank Noonan announced.

• Scott A. Bauer, of Lucinda, Clarion County, is promoted to sergeant and will be assigned to Troop B, Uniontown. He was previously assigned to Troop E, Franklin. Sergeant Bauer enlisted in the state police in 2004 and was promoted to corporal in 2012.

• Michael T. Carroll, of Throop, Lackawanna County, is promoted to sergeant and will be assigned to Troop C, Punxsutawney. He was previously assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Sergeant Carroll enlisted in the state police in 1994 and was promoted to corporal in 2008. 

• Jamie D. Clark, of Cheswick, Allegheny County, is promoted to sergeant and will be assigned to Troop D, New Castle. She was previously assigned to Troop D, New Castle. Sergeant Clark enlisted in the state police in 1991 and was promoted to corporal in 2011.

• Steven L. Masteller, of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, is promoted to sergeant and will be assigned to the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards. He was previously assigned to Troop N, Bloomsburg. Sergeant Masteller enlisted in the state police in 1996 and was promoted to corporal 2004.

• Richard O. Quinn, II, of Apollo, Westmoreland County, is promoted to sergeant and will be assigned to Troop B, Washington. He was previously assigned to Troop B, Uniontown. Sergeant Quinn enlisted in the state police in 2006 and was promoted to corporal in 2011.

To read the promotions to Corporal, CLICK HERE

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Motorcyclist Died In I-80 Crash In Luzerne County


Senator Pat Toomey: Fighting Corporate Welfare: Defunding The Sugar Program

Senator Pat Toomey

Fighting Corporate Welfare: Defunding The Sugar Program
The government's wasteful sugar policy hikes costs of everyday foods containing sugar.  This program must stop.
The government's sugar program is corporate welfare, plain and simple. This disastrous policy kills jobs, harms food manufacturers, and hikes food costs for families. I am fighting to end it.
With Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), I am introducing an amendment to the appropriations bill funding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would prohibit federal handouts to the nation's largest sugar companies.
Currently, the USDA gives subsidized loans to U.S. sugar companies and, if their profits become too low, USDA uses taxpayer dollars to purchase large quantities of sugar to artificially inflate prices. This sugar is then sold to ethanol producers at a loss to the federal government.
I have long advocated for reform of the government's wasteful sugar program. Congress can - and should - rein in this flawed policy. To do that, we must stop using taxpayer funds on this program.

Port Allegany Gator Alumni Musiciand Wanted For Alumni Football Game July 11, 2014

GATOR ALUMNI BAND - Calling all PAHS Gator alumni musicians to join in a BAND STAND PLAY for the Alumni Football game on July 11, 2014. 

Any interested musicians, please contact Mary Mensch at mary.mensch46@gmail.com

It will be fun, maybe a sore lip, but will add pizzazz to the evening. Music not difficult. So get your instruments out, pucker up your lips and have fun!

Hotel Crittenden BBQ Competition To Benefit Coudersport Fire Dept. July 5th


Vendors Wanted For Otto Township Old Home Days


VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH

By MizMonica Thomas
VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH

Well you sure know it's summer when we are all waiting not so patiently in traffic wondering what's holding things up, when you realize it's construction season. Those familiar fluorescent orange vests. I remember my daughter working a summer job with PennDot when she came home all upset because as she was working up Bells Run, some of our neighbors tried running her over to get around the a worksite. She was just indignant that adults could act that way. Well I just smiled and said tomorrow will be a better day, knowing that in my heart I knew exactly how those motorist felt.

Congratulations to the boys Junior Little League as they won Districts.

It's reunion season and several classes have made it back to Shinglehouse. I enjoyed meeting the classes of 1951, 52, 53 and 54 this past weekend and picked up a bit of Shinglehouse trivia. The class of 1954 was the first class to attend in the new Oswayo Valley High School now our Elementary School. Yet, they held their graduation ceremony at the Methodist Church. At the time it had the largest seated auditorium area. So the last class of Shinglehouse High School (the red brick building now replaced by Oswayo Apartments) graduated in the tradition of their predecessors. Of all the returnees 13 still live in the area and Jim Ball came the farthest from Oregon. We are so glad they all could make it.

There will be a road closure on the Eleven Mile at mile six just above Jim Dailey's starting June 19, 20 & 23rd according to the big sign posted at the beginning of the road by PennDot.

On a very sad note if you haven't noticed 12 majestic maples were cut down on Honeoye and Puritan Streets this week. As you can see by the mess left behind they were not diseased. Evidently the assurances we received in the public meeting from Cole Hospital were just a smoke screen for their true intent which may be to create another nasty looking parking lot as they did on the other end of town, they definitely did not take into consideration that they built in a historic residential area of a Tree USA City. Excuse us for loving our trees and we all will miss seeing the maple tappers who probably have been tapping those trees for over 25 years as an ear mark that spring is on it's way.

The moving is going slowly you can find me between either house the next couple of weeks. So drop in or you can reach me at 814-697-7625, mizmonica@frontier.com or my facebook page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

Dog Found At Elliott Lumber Mill In Roulette


I found the owner... thanks for your help.