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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Looking for Veterans in the Region

Looking for Veterans in the Region

Mayor Carnovale signing flag
Carl Beldin signing


Mr Bloom signing
A Cameron County soldier returned from Afghanistan carrying a flag from his unit. It sat in the same box for years, until this week. The flag bears the name of three fellow servicemen who died in a mission. 

The unnamed Cameron County soldier approached businessman Jim Quinn about flying the flag outside of his business in Emporium and inviting veterans to stop and sign their names and branch of service. One by one veterans have been stopping at Jimmers Bargains and using the felt tip marker signed near the names of those who did not return to their hometowns.

“The idea came from the soldier and on Saturday July 5 the flag will be returned to him,” explains Quinn. The business is open Tuesday through Saturday on East Fourth in Emporium.

Six Tioga County Students Earn Copp Scholarships

Six Tioga County Students Earn Copp Scholarships

WELLSBORO, PA – Six Tioga County students have been named recipients of scholarships from the William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust. The 2014 awards totaled $76,000.

The Scholarship Committee hosted a luncheon for scholarship recipients and their parents at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro.


Copp Scholarship recipients, front row, from left, Debra Bieser, Harley Heichel, Devin Remley and Cassie Frederick, are congratulated by, back row, from left, Chris Morral, Wellsboro Area School District Superintendent; Brian Tevlin, Vice President and Regional Manager of Financial Services with the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group; and Bill David, Mansfield High School Principal, representing the Southern Tioga School District. Absent from the photo were Diana Barnes, Northern Tioga School District Superintendent; Samantha Swarner, recipient from Cowanesque Valley High School and Simone Lichty, shown below.

The 2014 recipients include:

Debra Bieser, daughter of Ernie and Jeanine Bieser of Westfield, PA. A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she plans to attend Delaware Valley College majoring in large animal science.

Samantha Swarner, daughter of Lloyd and Mary Swarner of Sabinsville, PA. A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she plans to attend SUNY Cobleskill , NY majoring in animal science.
Simone Lichty

Simone Lichty, daughter of David and Ann Lichty of Covington, PA. A graduate of Mansfield Jr-Sr High School, she plans to attend Baptist Bible College majoring in Business Administration.

Harley Heichel, daughter of Chris and Peggy Heichel of Wellsboro, PA. A graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, she plans to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology majoring in Forestry.

Cassie Frederick, daughter of Robert and Elisa Frederick of Blossburg, PA. A graduate of North Penn Jr. Sr. High School, she plans to attend Clarion University of PA majoring in Environmental Biology.

Devin Remley, son of Drew and Lisa Remley of Roaring Branch, PA. A graduate of Liberty Jr. Sr. High School, he plans to attend The College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University, Hazelton, majoring in Animal Science/Agronomy.

The Copp trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Graydon S. Copp, who died July 7, 2002. He and his brother, William Bowen Copp, operated a farm in Charleston and Covington Townships in Tioga County.

“Graydon’s generosity will continue for a long time, as Graydon’s intent for this trust is to provide scholarships to well-deserving Tioga County, PA high school seniors who pursue high education in an agricultural field,” said Deborah Scott, Citizens & Northern Bank Executive Vice President and Trust Officer.

Scott said the field has a broad spectrum of possibilities and might include education in the field of animal sciences, agricultural business management, bio-resource, crop and soil science, fisheries and wildlife, food science and technology and general agriculture to name a few.

The scholarship recipients were chosen by the Scholarship Committee, which consists of the Trustee and the superintendents from each school district in Tioga County. The Committee determines the number of recipients and amounts awarded annually. The scholarship awards may be used to help pay tuition, books and room and board charges. Citizens & Northern Bank as Trustee invests and manages the funds in the account and administrates the scholarship application and distribution process.

Applicants for the scholarship are sought each year, with the deadline being April 15th annually. Applicants must be high school seniors accepted to accredited colleges or universities in programs leading to degrees in curriculums directly related to agriculture. In addition, applications must have grade point averages of at least 2.0, have financial need and must have been Tioga County, PA residents for at least six months.

For more information on this scholarship or to obtain an application, interested students should contact Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group at 1-800-487-8784 or their high school guidance counselor.

The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Emporium, in Pennsylvania and Canisteo in New York. The Division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.

DIRECTOR OF ENERGY INSTITUTE AT PITT-BRADFORD TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE

DIRECTOR OF ENERGY INSTITUTE AT PITT-BRADFORD TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE

Dr. Matthew Kropf
BRADFORD, Pa. – A member of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford faculty testified Tuesday before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources.

Dr. Matthew Kropf is director of the American Refining Group/Harry Halloran Jr. Energy Institute and assistant professor of petroleum technology and energy science and technology.

He was one of six educators who testified before the subcommittee on energy and mineral resources during a hearing titled “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Education.”

The hearing was part of a series being held to explore opportunities related to changes in the production and consumption of American energy. The hearing on Tuesday focused on the skills and education required to fill future energy-related jobs and how community colleges and colleges and universities are working to fill the need for expanded geology, engineering and energy programs.

Pitt-Bradford has two multidisciplinary energy-related programs: an associate of science program in petroleum technology and a new bachelor of science program in energy science and technology.

Kropf developed the curriculum for the four-year degree. He said that while he was developing the curriculum for the program, which was launched last year, he recognized two opportunities.

He testified that the first opportunity is basic energy competency at the college level. “There is an inherent need to teach about the complex interplay between energy resources, economics and environmental outcomes in order to create a rational and informed public capable of understanding energy policy.”

Kropf said that to encourage students of all majors to become more well-versed in energy matters, he created a new general education elective, Introduction to Energy Science and Technology, which he began teaching in 2011.

He said that the second educational opportunity is to increase student proficiency in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “Energy production – whether drilling gas wells or installing solar panels – is a multidisciplinary endeavor,” he said. “It is STEM skills that drive innovations in energy production and efficiency, and it is STEM education that will be the only means of achieving and maintaining energy independence for future generations.”

Kropf went on to say that a common thread he has found throughout energy fields is the integration of sensors and computers for automated monitoring and processing. He told the subcommittee that he has developed a multidisciplinary curriculum to emphasize the use of sensors and computers for energy applications.

Video of Kropf’s testimony and the full text of his comments are available on the Committee on Natural Resources’ website, www.naturalresources.house.gov. In the video, Kropf’s testimony begins at 1 hour and 9 minutes.

Edward G. Hanchett, 83, of 5418 State Route 19 N., Belmont, NY

Edward G. Hanchett, 83, of 5418 State Route 19 N., Belmont, NY,  passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Wellsville Manor Care Center with his family at his side. 

He was born July 7, 1930 in Bolivar the son of the late Clyde and Lottie (Smith) Hanchett. On September 4, 1953 in Angelica, he married Sally Barker who survives.

US Army Veteran

Ed was a graduate of Belmont High School and was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving with the military police in Korea and Japan. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Belmont for many years; before becoming a heavy equipment operator for Blades Construction Company in Belmont. He and Sally later founded and operated Hanchett's Sundae Drive in Belmont.

Surviving in addition to his wife are six children, Pam (John) Margeson of Scio, Doug (Gretchen) Hanchett of Belmont, Cathy (Ray Torres) Tosh of Belmont, Janine (Tim) Zombek of Lexington, KY, Dan (Becky) Hanchett of Belmont and Betsy (John) Hardy of Black Creek, 13 grandchildren, Stacey, Craig, Jenny, Cassie, Jason, Amanda, Chris, Josh, Matt, Danielle, Sarah, Jacob and Nathan, seven great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. 

He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kim Thompson, two sisters, Anna Mae Aylor and Laura Jean Marsh and one brother, Donald Hanchett.

Friends are invited to call on Monday from 4:00 to7:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, (July 1, 2014) at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. 

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Amity Rescue Squad. 

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

Propane Grill On Back Porch Started Fire That Damaged 3 Houses


PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter / Cameron County, June 30 – July 3, 2014

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of June 30 through July 3, 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: Ulysses Area – 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: 1005 (Phoenix Run Road) Monday
● State Route: 0449 (Gold to Genesee) Tuesday- Thursday

West Patching:
● State Route: 4023 (Eleven Mile Road)

Mowing:
● State Route: 0006 (Coudersport to Burtville) Monday
● State Route: 0044 (Coneville Area) Tuesday- Friday
Pipe Replacement:
● State Route: 4023 (Eleven Mile Road)


Cameron County 0240

Patching:
● State Route: 0120 Monday

Ditching:
● State Route: 0120 Tuesday-Thursday

Mowing:
● State Route: 0872 Monday & Tuesday
● State Route: 2001 Wednesday & Thursday


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
● Glen O Hawbaker: State Route 0144 (Carter Camp to Germania) Pipe Replacement-Alternating Traffic Pattern Will Be Enforced

● 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.

Star Hose Company #1 Assisted Mutual Aid To Eldred 2 Alarm Fire

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KESSEL KLASSIC GOLF OUTING PLANNED TO BENEFIT SCHOLARSHIP AT PITT-BRADFORD

KESSEL KLASSIC GOLF OUTING PLANNED TO BENEFIT SCHOLARSHIP AT PITT-BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. – The annual Kessel Klassic Golf Outing to benefit the Jeffrey Brian Kessel Memorial Scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will be held Friday, July 11.

The event will take place at the Pennhills Club in Bradford. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start to the golf outing set to begin at 10 a.m. An awards dinner will follow.

The Jeffrey Brian Kessel Memorial Scholarship was established at Pitt-Bradford by Ann and Dick Kessel. Jeff Kessel died of cancer in 2001 at the age of 41.

Kessel graduated from Pitt-Bradford in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in social studies. He was a cousin of Dick Kessel and worked for his business, Kessel Construction Inc., for 12 years, the last six as general manager.

Jeff Kessel was a dedicated community volunteer and leader, serving as mayor of Limestone, N.Y., from 1989 until 1999, when he was named Limestone’s Man of the Decade. Also in 1999, he received the Cattaraugus County (N.Y.) Community Leadership Award.

Since it was established in 2003, the Jeffrey Brian Kessel Scholarship has helped 30 students with grants of more than $1,000 each. Recipients during the 2013-2014 academic year were Paige Himes, a junior human relations major from Bradford; Nicolette Kellogg, a junior criminal justice major from Cuba, N.Y.; Morgan Mader, a junior sociology major from Ridgway; and Megan Mesler, a junior criminal justice major from Shinglehouse.

All proceeds from the golf outing will benefit the scholarship fund, which is expected to pass $100,000 in total support this year. More than $3,400 in prizes will be available.

The outing is open to the public. The $150 cost includes breakfast, greens fees, cart rental, lunch, drinks and prime rib dinner. The cost for the dinner only is $75. Reservations should be made by July 3.

Sponsorship packages are also available.

For more information or reservations, contact the Pitt-Bradford Office of Institutional Advancement at 814-362-5091 or visit www.upbalumni.org/kesselklassic.

Robert Francis Dickerson, 79, of Smethport, PA

Robert Francis Dickerson, 79, of Smethport, PA, died Saturday (June 28, 2014) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

He was born Feb. 4, 1935 in Warren, a son of Raymond and Lorena Schumann Dickerson. On November 16, 1957, in Warren, PA, he married Betty Holowell, who survives.

US Navy Veteran

Mr. Dickerson was a graduate of Warren High School and had served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957.

Mr. Dickerson had worked for Walker’s Dairy in Warren, PA before coming to Smethport. He was a self employed businessman, owning and operating JB Distributor of Smethport.

He was a member of the Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

one daughter: Julie (Allen) Talley of Hummelstown, PA

three sons: Robert A. (Marilyn) Dickerson of Reedsville, PA, Scott D. Dickerson of Smethport, and Paul H. Dickerson of Oil City

two sisters: Joan Nosel of Warren, Anita (C. Russel) Johnson of Smethport

two brothers: Paul (Betty) Dickerson of Warren and Milton (Kay) Dickerson of Jay, NY

Grandchildren: Tatum and Dillon Talley, Step Great Grandchild: Isaiah Eaton, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Raymond, Lloyd and Herbert Dickerson; and two sisters: Lorena Dickerson and Sally Lampley.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 1, from 10 A.M. to 12 noon at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held at noon, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

PC Habitat For Humanity ATV Dice Run on July 5, 2014

PC Habitat For Humanity will be having an ATV Dice Run on July 5, 2014 from 10-2 at the DCNR trails on Denton Hill. $25 for drivers and $15 for riders. Price includes Lunch. 

 Call Pastor Steven with any questions. 814-274-7097

Agenda of Potter County Commissioners Meeting Of June 26, 2014






Approved Minutes of Potter County Commissioners Meeting of June 12, 2014




Break In At Eldred Tasty Snax Overnight

Break In At Eldred Tasty Snax Overnight

A burglary at the Eldred Tasty Snax overnight between 9:40 PM on Friday and 9:50 AM on Saturday is under investigation by State Police.

Trooper Roger McCloskey, who is investigating, said actor(s) used force to break into the business located on South Main Street in Eldred Boro. The business is owned by Barbara Tanner of Eldred, PA. Owner reports no property stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper McCloskey at PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.

Water Rescue In Allegany River off Gargoyle Park

Water Rescue In Allegany River off Gargoyle Park

At 3:19 PM on Saturday, Communications have been spotty, but from what we can glean, a canoe is hung up in a tree in the Allegany River off Gargoyle Park in Olean. Report that a female is in the canoe, and a male in the water. Emergency services have been dispatched to assist them, although we were not able to decipher who.

BBQ Competition At Hotel Crittenden To Benefit Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department


3 on 3 Basketball Tournament raising Funds For Boys & Girls Club

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Elwin S. “Jeff” JEFFERS, 86, of Ulysses, PA

Elwin S. “Jeff” JEFFERS, 86, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, June 27, 2014 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. 

 Born March 14, 1928, in North Bingham, PA, he was the son of Gaylord and Hazel Naylor Jeffers. On December 5, 1948, in Burns, NY, he married the former Mary A. White, who predeceased him on September 11, 2013. 

A self-employed carpenter, he also owned and operated Jeff’s Fix It Shop in Ulysses for many years. 

He was a life member and past chief of the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company in Ulysses, scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop #530 in Ulysses, and a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church. 

He was honored as Ulysses Citizen of the Year in 1992. 

Surviving are: three sons, Gene Jeffers of Sabinsville, PA, James Jeffers of Ulysses, and Gary Jeffers of Carlisle, PA; three daughters, Donna (Donald) Richardson of Monroeton, PA, Roxanne (Anthony) Tomak of Campbell, NY, and Lori (Kenneth) Risser of Ulysses; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Bledsoe of Olean, NY and Alice Flynn of Galeton, PA; and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two daughters-in-law, Sandra Jeffers and Deborah Jeffers; a grandson, Philip G. Tomak; two brothers, Amer and Leland; and three sisters, Laura McClintock, Vivian Stiles, and Bonnie Jean Mattison. 

Friends may call Monday, June 30, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, Ulysses, PA 16948. 

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

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Address: @ 41.51952 @ 78.67898 JUST NORTH OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL City: JOHNSONBURG

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
Address: @ 41.51952 @ 78.67898 JUST NORTH OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
City: JONES TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: CUMMINGS DR * MEFFERTS RUN RD
REPORT ONE VEHICLE OVER THE GUARD RAIL, ONE PATIENT, BLS, NO ENTRAPMENT

Agency: ELK COMPANY 6 FD; RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
6/28/2014 2:02:39 PM

Cuba Dispatched For Victim Of ATV Accident

Cuba Dispatched For Victim Of ATV Accident

At 1:27 PM on Saturday, Cuba Ambulance dispatched to 6130 Rt. 305 in New Hudson for a female with a leg injury from an ATV crash.  Mercy Flight is on ground standby.
1:51 PM--CUBA AMBULANCE WILL BE TRANSPORTING TO OGH.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Address: RT. 219, NORTH OF LINDBERG FURNITURE City: RIDGWAY_TOWNSHIP

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
Address: RT. 219, NORTH OF LINDBERG FURNITURE
City: RIDGWAY_TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: CUMMINGS DR * MEFFERTS RUN RD
REPORT 1 VEHICLE CRASH WITH ONE INJURY
Agency: ELK COMPANY 6 FD; RIDGWAY AMBULANCE; ELK COMPANY 1 FD
6/28/2014 1:27:52 PM

1:34 PM--ELK COMPANY 2 FD RECALLED BY DEPUTY 2

Richard H. Steck, 88, of 7 Lang Lane, Lewis Run, PA


Richard H. Steck, 88, of 7 Lang Lane, Lewis Run, PA, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

Born June 28, 1925 in Degolia, he was a son of the late Leonard and Louise (O'Neil) Steck.

On June 26, 1948 he married Lola (English) Steck who died July 13, 1976, then on April 30, 1977 he married Hope (Fargo) Steck who died December 16, 2005.

WWII Veteran

Mr. Steck attended Bradford Area Schools. He enlisted in the United States Army on November 15, 1943 and served during WWII. He received the American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Award World War II Victory Ribbon and the Army Occupation Medal Germany. He was honorably discharged on April 28, 1946.

He had been employed at Dresser Manufacturing for 39 years, and retired as a supervisor.

He was a former member of the Bradford Eagles Club, and the Pine Acres Country Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Vickie Culver, of Lewis Run, and Martha Holly, of Bradford, two step daughters, Ceceil Magoon, of Bradford, and Marlene Ackley, of SC, a step son, Tim Ruth of SC, a sister, Shirley McManigle, of Bradford, two brothers, Wayne Steck, of Lewis Run and Dean Steck, of Timbuck, 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, six sisters, Alice Bizzaro, Marion Steinhauser, Mary Lou Hall, Norma Steck, Donna Roeder and Ellen E. Keller, three brothers, Bruce Steck, Tom Steck and Rodney "Herk" Steck.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, from 11:00am to Noon. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Ave., at which time funeral and committal services will be held at Noon with Rev. Larry Corner, Pastor of the Evans Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314 or Alzheimer's Association, 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

PA Permit Violation Issued

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

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-06-23 to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Springville Twp, Susquehanna county. 402CSL - Failure to adopt pollution prevention measures required or prescribed by DEP by handling materials that create a danger of pollution.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Otto Ambulance Dispatched For Dirt Bike Accident Victim

Otto Ambulance Dispatched For Dirt Bike Accident Victim

At 12:17 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Ambulance dispatched to Majestic Trails at the Trailhead for a victim of a dirt bike accident.

Coudersport Ambulance To E. Oak Street

At 11:36 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to E. Oak Street for a woman fall victim.

Fire Rescue/EMS Dispatched to ATV Accident With Injury

6/28/201411:19 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTRT 49 NEAR THE HEAD WATER OF AALLEGANY TWP

ULYSSES FIRE RESCUE & EMS DISPATCHED TO OLD ADELPHIA GOLF COURSE FOR A 28 YEAR OLD FEMALE WITH A LEG INJURY FROM AN ATV ACCIDENT.

11:39 AM--COUDERSPORT DISPATCHED WITH UTV FOR LAND RESCUE 
HELICOPTER DISPATCHED

Bruce “Turk” Stone, 56, of Port Allegany, PA

Bruce “Turk” Stone, 56, of Port Allegany, PA, died Friday (June 27, 2014) in the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, PA.

He was born July 27, 1957 in Burlington, WI, a son of Harold Olin and Marjorie Ann Testdorf Stone. He was married to Deborah L. Rohner.

Mr. Stone was a 1976 graduate of Burlington High School of Burlington, WI and had worked in the oil fields in Alaska, and was ultimately a truck driver for Schlumberger.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, where he was a member of the board of trustees, the Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460, delivered Meals on Wheels in Port Allegany, and had been a care giver for Alvie Anderson for several years.

He is survived by:

one daughter: Tierney Ann Stone of Racine, WI

one sister: Dawn (Pete) Weiss of Burlington, WI

two brothers: Clyde (Tracy) Stone of Austin, PA and Todd (Leanne) Stone of Racine, WI

and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jeffrey Stone

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 1, at 11:00 am from the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Stone family. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

Roulette Ambulance To Atkins Road

At 11:06 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to Atkins Road for a fall victim with injury.

My dog went missing from the top of Jenkins Hill

My dog went missing from the top of Jenkins Hill last evening, Friday, June 27. 

DOG HAS BEEN FOUND

Pittsburgh Writer Highlights Re-Opened Coudersport Ice Mine

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Strong Cross Country Team Looks Forward to New Season

Strong Cross Country Team Looks Forward to New Season

DuBOIS – A roster of five runners will make up the Penn State DuBois Men's and Women's Cross Country Team this year. Runners are currently training for the fall season. Team members are Juliann Boddorf, Matthew Burke, and Tamera Anthony, all form Punxsutawney; Micah Shaffer of DuBois, and Austin Hawkins of Philadelphia. The team members bring a wide variety of athletic experiences and accomplishments to the table.

Boddorf graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School. She qualified for the PIAA state championships every year of her high school career. She was the District IX champion last year with a time of 20:19. She will be a freshmen majoring in Occupational Therapy.

A fellow Punxsutawney High graduate, Burke identifies more as a sprinter but runs a pretty impressive 5k at a personal best of 18:26. He placed ninth last years in the District IX championships. Burke will join the team as a freshmen majoring in computer engineering.

Anthony, another Punxsutawney High classmate will be a freshmen at Penn State DuBois majoring in Pre-Med. She proved herself against a tough District IX by coming in 19th overall at the District XI AA championships.

Shaffer is a graduate from DuBois Area High School where he played Tennis and Soccer. He comes to Penn State DuBois from Gannon University where he played rugby. He will be a sophomore this fall and is majoring in environmental engineering.

Hawkins is a sophomore at Penn State DuBois, majoring in business management. He graduated from Philadelphia Electric High School. Hawkins also plays guard for the Penn State DuBois Men’s basketball team.

"I couldn’t be more excited for this year," said head coach Kyle Gordon. "Last year, I started my tenure as the head cross country coach and only had one runner (Garrett Pensak). Garrett went all the way to Nationals and finished in the top 46%. This year, we have a slight increase in numbers, but the talent on this team is remarkable. I’m very excited to have three runners from Punxsutawney which has one of the best cross country programs around. On top of these three freshmen, I have two upperclassmen joining the ranks that are seasoned athletes and have shown that they have the discipline and drive necessary to be successful in this sport. Together, I think we are going to make a lot of teams nervous in our conference, especially as we continue to grow."

The Penn State DuBois Cross Country Team is scheduled for its first meet on September 13, at the Penn State Greater Allegheny Invitational.

Additionally, the team will participate in the Growling Beaver/Roaring Lion 5k, which Coach Gordon helped to organize. The 5K is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 30, at Wasson Elementary School in DuBois. The run is open to the public. For registration information, contact Kyle Gordon at krg5123@psu.edu

Round & Square Dance Saturday At Nichols Cady Hollow Camp Ground In Wrights, PA

Saturday Last Day At Leona's / Spectacular Deals

7th Annual Summer Fun Fest In Shinglehouse Today

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support In Potter & McKean Counties

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Darlene J. Sitler Memorial 5K Walk / Run June 28, 2014 At Northern Potter High School in Ulysses

PSA Has Opportunities For CNA's LPN's & RN's in St. Marys, Warren, Emporiium, Port Allegany, Galeton, Kane & Ulysses

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Truckload Of Zero Turn Mowers Just Arrived At Howard's Inc. In Coudersport

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synchronous fireflies

If the synchronous fireflies are as active tomorrow night as the regular fireflies are tonight there's going to be quite a show in Kellettville! http://pafireflyfestival.blogspot.com

Teacher's Pet Rescue would like to thank everyone

Teacher's Pet Rescue would like to thank everyone who purchased a raffle ticket for the gas grill. 

The winner of the grill is Sharon Smoker,

DUI Charges Pending For Kane Man


PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Pleasant Twp, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2014-06-25 to Branch John D in Pleasant Twp, Warren county. OGA 3211(F1) - Failure to notify DEP or surface landowner or local political subdivision 24 hours prior to commencement of drilling. Failure to electronically notify DEP. Failure to re-notify DEP.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Shippen Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2014-06-26 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 5040 39H 50165 in Shippen Twp township, Cameron county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Probe continues into truck accident that injured 3 firefighters


Probe continues into truck accident that injured 3 firefighters



The Belle Valley Fire Department's tower truck remains sidelined as investigators study the rig to find out what made its ladder close quickly while in use on Wednesday night, injuring three volunteer firefighters.

The firefighters, two from Belle Valley and one from the Wattsburg Hose Co., were in the truck's bucket that was raised 80 feet outside of the Wattsburg Hose station when a cable snapped and the ladder suffered a "catastrophic failure," according to information on Belle Valley's website.

The ladder closed rapidly and came to a jolting stop, injuring the three firefighters and trapping one of them in the bucket.

They were repositioning a radio antenna at the time of the accident, officials said. The firefighters were taken to UPMC Hamot. One suffered a shoulder injury, one suffered a knee injury and one had an injured back, Belle Valley Fire Chief Chris Altadonna said Friday. Read more...

Friday, June 27, 2014

6/27/2014 11:38 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 15 TIOGA TWP

6/27/201411:38 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 15TIOGA TWP
TIOGA AND MANSFIELD DISPATCHED TO A ONE VEHICLE CRASH ON THE MILL STREET BRIDGE.

Gas Well Drilling In St. Marys Future?

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Coudersport Flood 1942

Coudersport Flood 1942

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Recalls

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Deli Ham Product Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination 
E. G. Emils & Sons, Inc., a Philadelphia, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,896 pounds of deli ham product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

Car Into A Tree On County Road 19 Near PA Line

Car Into A Tree On County Road 19 Near PA Line

At 10:04 PM on Friday, Whitesville Fire Dept. & Independence Rescue have been dispatched to County Road 19 near the PA state line for a car into a tree. Dispatch was not sure if the location was in NY or PA. Tioga Dispatch was notified to send PA units to the scene.


6/27/201410:05 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTBINGHAM CENTER RD/COUNTY RD 19BINGHAM TWP
GENESEE FIRE RESCUE & AMBULANCE ALONG WITH MEDIC 6 DISPATCHED.

Round & Square Dance Saturday At Nichols Cady Hollow Camp Ground In Wrights, PA


Ambulance Dispatched For Victim Of MVA

Ambulance Dispatched For Victim Of MVA

At 8:17 PM on Friday, Lafayette & Bradford City Ambulance dispatched to 12 Pine Run Road for a victim of a motor vehicle accident.

Body Found In Landfill Was 16 Year Old Girl From Austintown, Ohio

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Alleged murderer captured in Bradford

Alleged murderer captured in Bradford

Bradford Era
 
An alleged murderer wanted for shooting a man during a robbery in Ohio was captured at a Mechanic Street residence in Bradford on Friday.

Bradford City Police were contacted by the Buffalo, N.Y., office of the U.S. Marshals Service Friday morning, explained Chief Chris Lucco. The marshals requested assistance locating Robert D. Tucker, 47, who was believed to be in the Bradford area and was wanted in connection with a robbery/homicide in Columbus, Ohio. Read more...

VEHICLE FIRE-VEHICLE Address: 4067 BURNING WELL RD City: JONES

VEHICLE FIRE-VEHICLE
Address: 4067 BURNING WELL RD
City: JONES
Cross Streets: HORNER RD
TRAILBLAZER ALONG ROAD ON FIRE, ALL OCCUPANTS OUT OF VEHICLE, MT. JEWETT ALSO DISPATCHED TO THIS FIRE.
Agency: ELK COMPANY 6 FD
6/27/2014 6:28:58 PM

Elwin S. “Jeff” JEFFERS, 86, of Ulysses, PA

Elwin S. “Jeff” JEFFERS, 86, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, June 27, 2014 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. 

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

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

Traffic Slowed On Rt. 417/I 86 Detour Westbound From Allegany Junction To Salamanca

Traffic Slowed On Rt. 417/I 86 Detour Westbound

Terry Wankel just sent me a video of traffic backed up on Rt. 417 from Allegany Junction to Salamanca in the Westbound lane to the Junction of Rt. 219/417 intersection in Salamanca.

If you are headed west, expect some slow going in that area. I wasn't able to share the video due to privacy settings.

Bruce “Turk” Stone, 56, of Port Allegany, PA

Bruce “Turk” Stone, 56, of Port Allegany, PA, died Friday (June 27, 2014) in the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, PA.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 1, at 11:00 am from the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating.

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

We’re Probably Getting Another Nasty All-Cuts #PABudget

We’re Probably Getting Another Nasty All-Cuts #PABudget

Posted on June 27, 2014 by Jon Geeting #
Keystone Politics
 
The latest on the budget is that House Democrats voted unanimously against the House Republicans’ budget, which is full of gimmicks and one-time revenues, and now it’s the Senate’s turn.

As I’ve been pointing out, Republicans are relying on Democrats to supply a goodly chunk of the votes for new taxes. Tom Corbett has said he’ll look at a severance tax and cigarette tax hikes if two conditions are satisfied (and really, probably just one of the two things) – a pension bill and/or a liquor privatization bill.

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New Cutting Edge Gymnastics 5 Week Session Starts Saturday, June 28th

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Port Allegany Responding To Assist Victim Of 4 Wheeler Accident

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Port Allegany Responding To Assist Victim Of 4 Wheeler Accident

At 4:45 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Dept.QRS, & Ambulance dispatched to 2 Mile Road for a female victim in her 20's of a 4 wheeler accident. A helicopter has been requested to a landing zone at the Mennonite Church on the Two Mile Road.  Stat 9 has a 23 minute ETA to the LZ. A child passenger was reported to be unhurt.
STAT AIRBORNE AT ABOUT 5:37 PM.

Norman Thomas Hunt, 69, of Madison, WI, a Westfield, PA

Norman Thomas Hunt
Norman Thomas Hunt, 69,  of Madison, WI,  a Westfield, PA, native, died quietly at Agrace Hospice on Thursday afternoon, June 26, 2014, with family close at his side. 

He said his goodbyes over the last weeks with the special grace and humor that had been typically his all across his long illness. Born December 16, 1944, in Westfield, PA, he was the fourth child of George Wilbur and Mary Jean (Davies) Hunt. Norm graduated from Northern Potter Joint High School in 1962. 

He was a proud 32 degree Mason through the Coudersport PA Consistory, as of June 9, 2001. 

He married Margaret Ann Draper on Sept 30, 1998, at the Court House in Ellicott City, Maryland. The couple moved to Madison in 2005 where Norm created lasting friendships with the 3850 Ham Radio community as he enjoyed his retirement and watched his two youngest granddaughters grow up.

Two sons and two daughters thank him for everything he was and for everything he expects of them moving forward: Kevin Thomas (Woburn, MA); Crystal Deneen Shaffer and Cheryl Lynne Nale (both of Red Lion, PA); and Evan Thomas (DeForest, WI). These children survive him along with wife, Maggi, and three siblings, David (Pat) Hunt, Paul (Sarah) Hunt, and Karen Keenan (Mike Bernd). He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Brian, April, Travis, sons and daughter of Kevin; TJ and Zach Shaffer, sons of Crystal; Gracie, Nate and Gabe Nale, sons and daughter of Cheryl; and Scarlet and Abigail, daughters of Evan.

He also is survived by daughters-in-law, Karen Kozachuk Hunt and Danielle Lackey Hunt, sons-in-law, Stacey Jay Shaffer and David Wayne Nale, his aunt, Winifred Hunt Seamans (PA), and Doreen M Foster Hunt (PA), mother of Kevin, Crystal and Cheryl.

A gathering of friends is welcome at Norm and Margaret’s home between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The family invites friends to visit, reminisce and share a good story together. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to American Family Children’s Hospital or the Dane County Humane Society in Norm’s memory.

I do not need a special day to bring you to my mind. The days I do not think of you are very hard to find. Each morning when I awake, I know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache as I try to carry on. My heart still aches with sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. My thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill. In life, I loved you dearly; in death, I love you still.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.

Ryan Funeral Home
& Cremation Services
Windsor/DeForest Chapel
6924 Lake Road
608-846-4250

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/MOTORCYCLE Address: FRONT ST and DEPOT ST City: RIDGWAY_B

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/MOTORCYCLE
Address: FRONT ST and DEPOT ST
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: N BROAD ST * DEPOT ST
REPORT MINOR INJURIES
Agency: RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
6/27/2014 3:59:00 PM

Richard H. Steck, 88, of 7 Lang Lane, Lewis Run, PA

Richard H. Steck, 88, of 7 Lang Lane, Lewis Run, PA, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., with a full obituary. 

Online condolences can be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

I-80 WB Rest Area in Columbia County Closed for Repairs Monday and Tueday

Travel Advisory
06/27/2014
I-80 WB Rest Area in Columbia County Closed for Repairs Monday and Tueday

On Monday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 1, the I-80 westbound Roadside Rest Area in Columbia County at Mile 246 near the Luzerne County line will be closed from 7 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m.

Contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., will be performing profile grinding of the concrete pavement at the entrance near the weigh-in motion truck scales.

For safety reasons, there can be no vehicle traffic entering the rest area.

Interstate 80 WB resurfacing project in Columbia County for week of June 30

Interstate 80 WB resurfacing project in Columbia County for week of June 30

Here is an update for the I-80 westbound resurfacing project in Columbia County at the Buckhorn interchange (Exit 232) for the week of June 30.

Beginning Monday, prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., will continue paving new approaches to the Hemlock Creek bridge on I-80 westbound.

When the work is completed, traffic will be reduced to a single lane while previously-placed concrete barrier is removed. After that, pavement markings will be restored and traffic will be back to two lanes for the holiday weekend.

The Galeton Rotary Club met on Thursday

The Galeton Rotary Club met on Thursday
June 26th at the Ox Yoke Inn. This meeting featured the change over of club officers. Shown in the photo is incoming president, Pete Folk presenting outgoing club president Doug Reeves with Doug's past president Rotary service pin.

Doug presided over a very good year with a very successful Woodsmen's Show and the reception of four new club members.

This will be Pete's third time as club president. Pete is also assistant district governor for district 7236 region 2.

Calling all veterans for ‘Patriot Weekend

Calling all veterans for ‘Patriot Weekend

COUDERSPORT -- Potter County Veterans Affairs Director Will Worthington is encouraging veterans and active-duty military service members to turn out for a special event in their honor at the county seat on Saturday, July 5.

As part of the second annual Patriot Weekend, Coudersport Rotary Club is sponsoring a parade that steps off at noon and progresses down Main Street, from the courthouse square (Third Street) and across the World War II Veterans Memorial Bridge to Allegany Avenue.

“The organizers are asking that veterans and active-duty military personnel march or ride -- in uniform if possible -- to celebrate Independence Day,” Worthington said. “This is a great chance for those of us who are enjoying the blessings of living in a free America to turn out and say thank you by waving flags and applauding our veterans as they pass by on Main Street.”
 Veterans Affairs Director Will Worthington (left) greets 
WWII veteran Jim Minor at last year's Patriot Weekend

Patriot Weekend is set for Friday and Saturday, July 4-5, based at the courthouse square. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior organization and Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention. Highlights include live music, games, vendors, educational displays, a barbecue cook-off, and the veterans’ tribute parade, which will also feature classic cars.

A motorcycle run to support suicide prevention programs, led by the American Eagles Motorcycle Club, will follow the parade.

Dickinson Center will distribute information on the Wounded Warrior Project, as well as services of the Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center.

“We appreciate Dickinson’s support of our military veterans,” Worthington said. “The Wounded Warrior organization has touched many lives over the years and I can’t say enough about the great relationship that Potter County has developed with the VA Medical Center at Bath. We’re so fortunate to have our own veterans medical clinic at Mapleview. The team at Bath is committed to expanding those services so our local veterans do not have to travel to Bath or another VA medical center for care.”

More information on the veterans tribute parade is available at 814-558-6789.

Fire Alarm At Dickinson Mental Health In Coudersport Is False Alarm

6/27/20142:34 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE605 N MAIN STCOUDERSPORT BORO
Fire Alarm At Dickinson Mental Health In Coudersport Is False Alarm
RECALLED

PA CleanWays Plans Tire Collection in Smethport For McKean County Residents

PA CleanWays Plans Tire Collection in Smethport For McKean County Residents

PA CleanWays of McKean County, an affiliate of Keep PA Beautiful, is sponsoring a tire collection day, Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 8:00 AM to Noon at the Smethport Borough Sheds, on Route 6, in Smethport, PA. This will be the only tire recycling event held in McKean County this year. 

McKean County Residents can dispose of car or light duty truck tires for $1.00 per tire. In addition, residents can dispose of tractor trailer type truck tires or race car tires at this event for $2.25 per tire. The tires can have the rims on or off. Tires are to be brought to the Smethport Borough Sheds on Saturday, July 19, 2014, only. Participants must pre-register and pre-pay at the McKean Extension Office in Smethport (814-877-5613). 

This project is paid for by a grant secured by PA CleanWays from the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Extension Educator, Jim Clark, stated, “We have room for 2,400 car or light duty truck tires and a 1,000 truck tires. 

If you are not on the list you will be turned away, so people need to be sure and call. 

The collection will be held on a first registered, first served, basis. This is a one day event only.” The tires are being recycled by Mahantango Enterprises. Additional volunteers are still needed and encouraged to call the McKean County Extension Office to receive directions and register to help.

The chapter has found that tires are a major problem as they work to clean up illegal dumps in the county. Tires are also the number one breeding site of mosquitoes, which can be a possible health problem, if they carry West Nile Virus.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Week-long bridge replacement starts July 7 in Elk County Detour will be in place

Week-long bridge replacement starts July 7 in Elk County Detour will be in place

Johnsonburg – A detour will begin Monday, July 7, as crews work to replace a bridge on Route 4003 (Tambine Road), northwest of Johnsonburg. When the bridge replacement is complete, PennDOT will be able to remove it from Elk County’s list of structurally deficient structures.

The replacement work requires closing the bridge, with a detour in place. PennDOT’s official detour uses Routes 4007 (Silver Creek Road/Main Street), 219 (Buffalo Pittsburgh Highway/Center Street), and 948 (Montmorenci Road). The closure and detour will be in effect until work is completed Saturday, July 12.

The bridge is known locally as the Johnsonburg Water Dam Bridge. It is located two miles north of Route 948 (Montmorenci Road). Originally built in 1908, the 23-foot bridge spans a branch of Silver Creek and carries an average of 566 vehicles each day.

Crews from PennDOT Elk County Maintenance will perform the replacement, with all work weather and schedule dependent. Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow detour signs, and always buckle up.

Wilcox bridge repair to impact Route 219 traffic

Wilcox bridge repair to impact Route 219 traffic

Wilcox –Work to repair a bridge on Route 219 about a mile north of Wilcox will get under way Tuesday, July 1. The bridge spans Rocky Run in Jones Township, Elk County.

In the work area, lanes will be shifted, making use of the northbound lane and northbound shoulder in order to allow sufficient room for the repair crew. Concrete barrier will be in place and two 12-foot lanes will keep two-way traffic moving through the work zone. The speed limit in the area will be temporarily reduced from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour.

Work on the Route 219 bridge will include the removal of damaged sections of the bridge and parapet. The bridge sections will be repaired and parapet and guide rail will be replaced.

The repairs to the bridge are necessary due to damage caused by a truck crash in December of 2013. The hauler is responsible for the cost of repairs.

The overall project is expected to be complete by early September, with A.L. Blades of Hornell, New York serving as contractor on the job.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

Route 255 Improvements Continue in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of June 29

Route 255 Improvements Continue in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of June 29

Saint Marys – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys is continuing with the summer season in full bloom. The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in Saint Marys. Once the project completes this fall, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.

Activity the week of June 29 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.

• Motorists should be alert for a changing traffic pattern on Sunday night for Route 255 southbound between Railroad Street and Race Street. 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. This traffic pattern will remain in place 24-hours per day.

• During daytime work hours, the contractor will be excavating and grading the center portion of Route 255 between race Street and Iron Run Road.

• During daytime work hours, he contractor will be excavating and grading Route 120 between State Street and Rock Street.

• During nighttime work hours, the contractor will be installing new traffic signal poles and removing old poles between State Street and Vine Street.

• 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 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.

Truckload Of Zero Turn Mowers Just Arrived At Howard's Inc. In Coudersport

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Recalls

06/27/2014 11:41 AM EDT
HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. of Cheektowaga, New York is expanding the voluntary recall of Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia& Flax Seed Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Potter County Farmers' Market opens today (Friday) at 1:00 p.m.

Potter County Farmers' Market opens today (Friday) at 1:00 p.m. on the corner of North East and East Second Streets in downtown Coudersport. 

The market features locally grown farm products and locally-crafted items and is held weekly on Fridays. Following are the vendors planning to participate this week:

Fitzgeralds Family Farm: Maple products and jams, jellies and preserves plus a limited amount of honey.

Miles Farm Produce: Spinach, garlic scapes, salad greens, green onions & eggs.

Card Creek Trading Post: Salad greens, chard, artisan breads, biscotti, scones, and baked goods

Marilyn Erickson: Hand-crafted walking sticks

Alpaca Creations: All things alpaca! Hand-knit scarves, convertible and fingerless mittens, insoles, shawls, socks, hats, hand spun and hand dyed yarns by Teresa Genaux, Juried Artisan on the Pa Wilds Artisan Trail. Red Maple Sportswear Dealer.

New Horizons Creamery: Ice cream, yogurt, cheese.

Ross Glen Studios: Pottery, stained glass, rhubarb.

McKeone Nursery: Selection of trees, shrubs, vines, plants plus selection of spring greens.

Josephine “Josie” C. Knight, 78, of Coudersport, formerly of Roulette, PA

Josephine “Josie” C. Knight
Josephine “Josie” C. Knight, 78, of Coudersport, formerly of Roulette, PA, died Thursday (June 26, 2014) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

She was born Oct 28, 1935 in Olean, a daughter of Harry C. and Pauline N. Lilly McAfee, Sr. On August 13, 1955 in Port Allegany, PA, she married Richard M. Knight, who died Dec. 30 2011.

Mrs. Knight was a 1954 graduate of Port Allegany High School.

Mrs. Knight worked for Viko, then Ethan Allen of Eldred and ultimately was a homemaker, tending to the needs of her family.

She is survived by:

Two daughters: Ellen Marie (Keith) Sweat of Alpharetta, GA, and Susan Diane (Rodney) Reese of Norfolk, VA

One son: Jeffrey Lee Knight of St. Mary’s

Two grandchildren: Michael Reese and Zachary Sweat

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry McAfee, Jr. and Larry McAfee.

There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Fishing Creek Cemetery, Roulette, with the Rev. H.D. Youngblood, officiating.

Memorials 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, Port Allegany.

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Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer




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Friday, June 27, 2014 The latest news from the State Capitol

You’re Invited to a Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar 


 
Join me for a discussion about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws, the Castle Doctrine and other valuable information regarding state gun laws and gun safety on Monday, Aug. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Port Allegany Fire Hall, 65 W. Maple St., Port Allegany.

Leading the discussion will be Ray Learn, McKean County district attorney, and Roger Sager, McKean County deputy sheriff and certified firearms instructor.
Registration is required due to a limited amount of seating available. Click here to register online, or call the office at 1-866-437-8181.
         

State Budget Process Moving Forward

 
This week, the state House advanced a $29.1 billion budget proposal that focuses on keeping spending in check while funding core government services. It includes no proposed tax increases.

The proposal represents an increase of about 1.9 percent over the current year’s spending. It includes a $10.3 billion investment in K-12 public education, including a $20 million increase in special education funding. Higher education would be funded at the same level as the current year.

Details about the preliminary budget proposal can be found here. However, the bill is now awaiting action in the Senate, and negotiations on a final spending plan are ongoing.
  

Committee OKs Plan to Separate Regulations for Conventional, Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations

I’m pleased to report the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has overwhelmingly approved my bill to require the state to adopt separate regulations for shallow well drilling and drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

Regulations being proposed now to address drilling in the Marcellus Shale could easily put our shallow well producers out of business, which would be devastating to our local producers, their employees and the local economy overall.

House Bill 2350 is designed to ensure regulations for both types of drilling are realistic, reasonable and relevant to each type of activity. Click here to read a press release about the bill. The bill now goes to the full House for consideration.
  

Driver License Centers Closed for Independence Day


 
All PennDOT driver license and photo centers will be closed next Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. A variety of driver and vehicle products and services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website. Services include license and photo ID renewals, vehicle registration renewals, driver history services, changes of address and exam scheduling.
  

Smethport Bridge Named to Honor Bucktail Regiment

My bill designating the Route 6 bridge over Marvin Creek in Smethport Borough as the Bucktail Regiment Memorial Bridge was approved by the General Assembly this week and is now awaiting the governor’s signature.

The Bucktail Regiment was a group of young recruits from Cameron, Elk, McKean and Tioga counties who rose to the defense of the Union following the bombing of Fort Sumter in April 1861. It was so named because its members adopted the tail of the whitetail buck as their badge of honor and adorned their caps with it.

The 700 troops were mostly young woodsmen, lumberjacks, raftsmen, hunters and farmers. As part of the federal army, the troops became the 42nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment and served with high distinction in most major battles of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.