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PETE AND JEAN FOLK ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES ARE SELLING HOWARD FURNITURE PRODUCTS AND SIMICHROME POLISH AT THE CALL OF THE NORTH GIFT SHOP....2367 Route 6, Gaines, PA 16922. 814-433-4111 and THE RIGHT STUFF at 364 East Second St., Coudersport PA. 814-274-4200.......These products are no longer available on Main Street in Galeton due to the closing of the Heart’s Desire store.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Card Creek Trading Post Is First Potter County Winery; Stop In And Check It Out

Kinney Farm Sweet Corn Available Today Thru Sunday At Ben's Garage & Port Allegany Car Wash


Stop In At Tim Walck's Photography Studio And Check Out The Options For Senior Portraits

www.timwalckphotography.com
tim@timwalckphotography.com

Welcoming Dr. Andrew J. Kayes To The Galeton Health Center

Sweet Corn is Ready At Steve's Produce On Route 6 Between Roulette & Coudersport


Untouched Victorian Home Contents & Real Estate Auction, September 6, 2014 In Historic Smethport

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39th Annual Germania Old Home Day Is Today, Sunday, August 31, 2014

Howards Has The Equipment You Need To Handle Large Or Small Jobs

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8-31 Multi-Property Online Estate Auction / Previews Aug. 31 From 1 to 3 PM By Appointment

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ASSAULT-BRAVO-PD Address: 1908 BUCKTAIL RD City: ST_MARYS

ASSAULT-BRAVO-PD
Address: 1908 BUCKTAIL RD
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: WHITETAIL RD * DEERFIELD RD

Agency: ST MARYS AMB
8/30/2014 8:46:22 PM

Scott E. Horn, 44, of 5375 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia

Scott E. Horn
Scott E. Horn, 44, of 5375 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 22, 2014 at home. He was born June 16, 1970 in Wellsville the son of Edward D. and Charlotte (Clark) Horn.

Scott was a 1989 graduate of Wellsville High School. He joined the U. S. Air Force in1990 and served all over the world. He achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant and was discharged in 2010. He was formerly employed as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Government Department of Homeland Security. He was a member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion in Wellsville.

He is survived by his father, Edward D.(Susan) Horn of Belmont, two sisters, Sherry (Donald) Horan and Tracy (Bradley) White, both of Wellsville, four nieces, Brittney and Brianna Horan and “Lexi” and Jada White, one step brother, Thomas (Jessica) Dayton of Jamestown as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and many long time friends. 

He was predeceased by his mother, Charlotte “Penny” Horn in 1996.

Friends are invited to a graveside service with military honors, on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 am in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Hart Comfort House, the SPCA Serving Allegany County, the American Legion Post 702, American Legion Post 808 or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

State Police find body matching description of missing teen

http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Missing-Bradford-County-teen-found-dead-273325341.html

Another successful Boys and Girls Club event

The sidewalk chalk event was a wonderful event that showed many future artists.

Shaylie was our overall winner with her minion portrait.

Other winners include Mason, Norah, and Emily
Honorable mention to Damon, Kaylea, Lydia, and Gavin.
Lugene was the winner of the 50/50. 
Thanks to all that participated in sidewalk chalk competition and donations to the 50/50.

Special thanks to:
Mort's Meat Mafia for delicious smoked delicacies.
The Korb Girls
Mr Kettle Corn Man
OIP
Fox's Pizza
Gary's Putter Golf & Jiffy Pup
Borough of Coudersport for use of the lot.
And Solomon's Words for getting the word out.

As always it takes everyone in the community to pull together to make events like this event happen.

Thanks,
Boys and Girls Club of Potter County

Square dancing once again at Central Grange

Square dancing once again at Central Grange

There will be square dancing once again at Central Grange in Sweden Valley on Saturday, September 6, from 7:00P.M. to 10:00 P.M. 

Cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for ages 11 to 17. Refreshments will be available. Take part in our very own special Pie Walk. Everyone welcome.

Port Allegany Bicentennial Wednesday, September 3

Port Allegany Bicentennial Wednesday

There will be a meeting on Wednesday, September 3 for the purpose of discussing plans for the Port Allegany Bicentennial to be held in 2016. The meeting will start at 6:00 P.M. at the S.W.Smith Library. Bring lots of ideas.

GAS LEAK-ODOR-RESIDENT SING Address: 449 E MAIN ST [RIDGWAY_BORO]

GAS LEAK-ODOR-RESIDENT SING
Address: 449 E MAIN ST [RIDGWAY_BORO]
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: DEPOT ST * RUN OFF RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
8/30/2014 3:42:37 PM

EMS Dispatched For ATV Accident Near Majestic Trails

EMS Dispatched For ATV Accident Near Majestic Trails

At 3:30 PM on Saturday, EMS has been dispatched to the area of Majestic Trails on Rt. 46 for a 40 year old male who has been injured in an ATV accident.

Fire, EMS Dispatched For Motorcycle Accident on Pine Hill Road in Stewardson Township

8/30/20142:27 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT1314 PINE HILL RDSTEWARDSON TWP
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, GERMANIA FIRE DEPT.,GALETON AMBULANCE, MEDIC 6, AND LIFE NET 7-7 HELICOPTER DISPATCHED.
3:55 PM--LIFE NET 7-7 AIRBORNE FROM LZ

Eleven Graduate from School of Radiography

Eleven Graduate from School of Radiography

WESB
Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC) held a ceremony today for 11 graduates of the hospital’s School of Radiography.

The event, held at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Student Commons Building, honored Jacob Chastain, Port Allegany, PA, Gannon Creed, and Michelle Jurewicz, Olean, NY, Emily Crowell, Emporium, PA, Kimberly Derk, Cattaraugus, NY, Jenna Gorrell, Lewis Run, PA, Gregory Macfarlane, Bradford, PA, Danielle Plunkett, Great Valley, NY, Mollyann Krupa, St. Marys PA, Thomas Specht, Milton, PA, and Autumn Woods, Limestone, NY.  Read more......

DEP: 35 Water Wells in McKean County Contaminated by Oil, Gas Prospecting

DEP: 35 Water Wells in McKean County Contaminated by Oil, Gas Prospecting

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has released details of 243 cases where companies prospecting for oil or gas contaminated private drinking water wells – and 35 of those are in McKean County. DEP posted online links to the documents after the agency conducted what it called a “thorough review” of paper files stored among its regional offices. 

Pennsylvania’s auditor general said in a report last month that DEP’s system for handling complaints “was woefully inadequate” and that investigators could not even determine whether all complaints were actually entered into a reporting system. DEP hasn’t issued a statement yet. 

While most of the incidents in McKean County were in Bradford Township between 2008 and 2010, they were also reported in Foster, Corydon, Lafayette and Hamilton townships.
The most recent in Foster Township was 366 days ago. The most recent in Lafayette Township was in November. 

The problems listed in the documents include methane gas contamination, spills of wastewater and other pollutants, and wells that went dry or were otherwise undrinkable. Some of the problems were temporary, but the names of landowners were redacted, so it wasn’t clear if the problems were resolved to their satisfaction. Other complaints are still being investigated.
List of Complaints PDF

Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese


Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese

McKean County Fair Adds Photos of 2014 Fair To Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/McKeanCountyFair

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Karr Hollow Road

At 1:49 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to Karr Hollow Road for a fall victim with an ankle injury.

Discover Smethport: Photos of First Hubber Game of the Season

https://www.facebook.com/discoversmethport

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Middlebury Twp Township

SWEPI LP reports drilling started on 2014-08-29 00:00:00 at site CRUTTENDEN 846S 22H in Middlebury Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Middlebury Twp Township

SWEPI LP reports drilling started on 2014-08-30 00:00:00 at site CRUTTENDEN 846S 24H in Middlebury Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Howards Has The Equipment You Need To Handle Large Or Small Jobs

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Little Nippers to host the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) on Sunday

Little Nippers to host the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) on Sunday

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – The Little Nippers youth sports organization has announced that it will host the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) skills competition on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at 1:00pm, at the Otto Township Park in Duke Center, Pa.

The skills competition is free of charge and open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against your peers. Participants are separated into five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15).

Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program.

With thousands of boys and girls from around the country taking part in PPK competitions every year from May through January, it is one of the world's largest youth sports participation programs.

Participants can register at the event or in advance at the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK website:
http://www.nflppk.com/competitions/register/index/19108

8-31 Multi-Property Online Estate Auction / Previews Aug. 31 From 1 to 3 PM By Appointment


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Friday, August 29, 2014

3 Br. Single For Rent Just Outside Coudersport Boro

Coudersport Town-Wide Yard Sale Maps Available at Several Locations

Maps are in the following locations in town:

Shop n Save, Sheetz, Elaine's, Post Office, Kaytee's, Northwest and Citizen's Banks, Olga's, Mountain Mama Mercentille, Always in Bloom, Buchanans, Karschner's Insurance, Potter County Artisan's Center, Maple Tree, Fezz's Dinner, Valley Hardware, Sweden Valley Mini Mart and Best Buy!

39th Annual Germania Old Home Day Sunday, August 31, 2014

Untouched Victorian Home Contents & Real Estate Auction, September 6, 2014 In Historic Smethport

www.carterauctions.comwww.carterauctions.com

Attentions LPN's & RN's, Positions Available in Bradford, Eldred, Galeton, Port Allegany, Smethport & Ulysses

www.psahealthcare.com

Kinney Farm Sweet Corn Available Today Thru Sunday At Ben's Garage & Port Allegany Car Wash

Welcoming Dr. Andrew J. Kayes To The Galeton Health Center

Our Biggest Sale Of The Year Nothern Tier Trading Co. Coudersport


Sweet Corn is Ready At Steve's Produce On Route 6 Between Roulette & Coudersport

Card Creek Trading Post Is First Potter County Winery; Stop In And Check It Out

$132.5 million contract awaeded for the East Branch Dam rehabilitation project

$132 million contract awarded for Elk County dam rehabilitation project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that it awarded a $132.5 million contract for the East Branch Dam rehabilitation project in Elk County.

The work consists of construction of a seepage cutoff wall within the existing dam. Officials estimate the project will take nearly five years to complete. East Branch Dam is located on the East Branch Clarion River, 7.3 miles upstream of its confluence with the West Branch Clarion River at Johnsonburg, where they merge to form the Clarion River. The Clarion River is a major tributary of the Allegheny River.

East Branch Dam is part of the comprehensive flood damage reduction plan for the Ohio River Basin. East Branch Dam has a history of seepage-related problems, including a serious seepage episode in 1957 that required lowering the lake until repairs could be made.

Source Article from http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/alltribstories/~3/M56UH02N-Ug/branch-river-dam

Unknown Actors Break Window In Pickup At Larabee / Steal 2 Pellet Guns


One Injured In Lewis Run 2 Vehicle Crash



9-1-1 SERVICE IN MCKEAN COUNTY HAS BEEN RESTORED

9-1-1 SERVICE IN MCKEAN COUNTY HAS BEEN RESTORED.  RESIDENTS SHOULD CALL 9-1-1 AS NORMAL FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.

9-1-1 SERVICE IN MCKEAN COUNTY HAS BEEN RESTORED.  RESIDENTS SHOULD CALL 9-1-1 AS NORMAL FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.

A 9-1-1 OUTAGE HAS BEEN RESOLVED IN MCKEAN COUNTY.

 9-1-1 Outage In McKean County has been resolved.

CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES


9-1-1 OUTAGE IN MCKEAN COUNTY HAS BEEN RESOLVED

A 9-1-1 OUTAGE HAS BEEN RESOLVED IN MCKEAN COUNTY.  

CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES

THIS HAS BEEN MCKEAN COUNTY WITH AN EMERGENCY ALERT ACTIVATION.

Elaine J. Blood, 83, of Sartwell Creek Rd., Port Allegany, PA

Elaine J. Blood
Elaine J. Blood, 83, of Sartwell Creek Rd., Port Allegany, PA, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2014) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Born March 3, 1931, in St. Mary’s, PA, she was a daughter of Norman and Gorda Hill Herbstritt. On June 5, 1949, in Emporium, she married Eugene E. Blood, who survives. 

Elaine had been an assembler with Sylvania (now GTE) in Emporium for 24 years, before her retirement.

She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Port Allegany. She was also a member of American Association of Retired Persons. 

Surviving are a son, Mitchel E. (Karolyn) Blood of Port Allegany; a daughter, Neena J. Pendergraf of Haw River, NC; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Devoe of Garnett, KS; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. a son, Eric E. Blood, two brothers, Norman and Ronald Herbstritt; and three sisters, Thorarose Smith, Evelyn Llewlyn, and Melody Herbstritt.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 6, 2014) in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Bradford, with Clint Connell, officiating. . 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made to: 
Eugene E. Blood
1333 Sartwell Creek Rd.
Port Allegany, PA 16743

Fire Rescue/EMS Responding To Logging Accident In Hazelhurst

Fire Rescue/EMS Responding To Logging Accident In Hazelhurst

At 6:46 PM on Friday, Hamlin Township Fire Dept., Mt. Jewett Ambulance, and Medic 5 have been dispatched to the area behind 411 Dewey Avenue in Hazelhurst for an adult male trapped under a tree in a logging accident.
PRELIMINARY REPORTS INDICATE THE MAN'S ARM WAS PINNED BY A ROLLING LOG. A PARAMEDIC IS ASSESSING THE INJURY. 
7:30 PM--VICTIM BEING TRANSPORTED BY MT. JEWETT AMBULANCE TO KANE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WHERE A MEDICAL HELICOPTER HAS BEEN DISPATCHED TO A LANDING ZONE THERE.

PITT-BRADFORD TO DEDICATE NEW RESIDENCE HALL

Lester and Barbara Rice
PITT-BRADFORD TO DEDICATE NEW RESIDENCE HALL

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will dedicate its newest residence hall, Lester and Barbara Rice House, at 4 p.m. Sept. 10.

Following a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the residence hall will be given and light refreshments will be served. The public is invited. Those wishing to attend the dedication are asked to RSVP to Barbara Uscinski by Sept. 5 at 814-362-7501 or uscinski@pitt.edu.

The all-suite residence hall, which has been named in honor of longtime university supporters Lester and Barbara Rice, is the fourth such residence hall built in eight years to keep up with a growing demand for on-campus housing. Rice House will bring Pitt-Bradford’s on-campus capacity to 1,047.

“This rate of campus construction reflects not only the growth in our student population, but also its changing profile. Since more of our students are coming to us from distant locations, more of our students now require on-campus accommodations,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president.

Alexander spoke about the Rices’ impact on the campus.

“Les Rice, and his wife, Barbara, are tireless advocates for our campus and, by example, helped to establish a legacy of giving not only to our campus, but to this community in general,” Alexander said.

The Rices, along with KOA Speer Electronics and the Mukaiyama-Rice Foundation, have provided substantial gifts to Pitt-Bradford over the course of many years and at critical times in the university’s development. The gifts have supported such initiatives and activities on the Bradford campus as the renovation and expansion of the Frame-Westerberg Commons, the renovation and expansion of what is now the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center, and the creation of an annual scholarship fund that has supported an average of 10 students each year since 1998.

In 1997, Pitt-Bradford awarded Lester Rice its highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Distinction, given to those who make significant contributions to the campus and the community.

The Rices are Detroit natives, and Lester Rice got his start in electronics in the U.S. Navy, where he attended Electronics Technician School. Later, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics engineering from the University of Michigan in 1951.

They also lived in Elmira, N.Y., Pittsburgh, and St. Marys before settling in Bradford, where they raised five children, Scott, Jeff, Jody, Judy and Tim. They have 12 grandchildren.

Residence Hall
Lester Rice’s professional career began in 1951 when he joined Westinghouse Corp., where he worked seven years with the Electronic Tube Division in Elmira before transferring to the Semiconductor Division in Youngwood, where he remained for nine years.

In 1969, Lester Rice joined Airco Speer, which was then located in St. Marys. The U.S. operations merged with KOA Corp. in 1980, and KOA Speer Electronics was established in Bradford. Today KOA is one of the largest resistor suppliers to the U.S. market and has 17 plants worldwide with distribution operations in Bradford, Germany and Singapore.

Lester Rice has been active in trade groups and the Bradford community, where he has been active in the Bradford Rotary and Exchange clubs, the Bradford Family YMCA, the Bradford Area Alliance, the Pitt-Bradford Advisory Board and the board of directors of Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems.

Barbara Rice graduated from Michigan State University in 1955 with a degree in education. She then taught elementary school and flew as a TWA stewardess prior to marrying Lester Rice and staying home to raise her family. Barbara Rice has been very active in the First Presbyterian Church of Bradford, including long-term service as a Deacon. She has served on the boards of the YWCA, Bradford Creative and Performing Arts, and the Bradford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, where her accomplishments included initiating the Surgical Liaison Function and revitalizing the resale shop.

Rice House is the first-phase of a multi-phase housing master plan that will include two or three new residence halls and the renovation and replacement of some of the university’s town houses, its original housing. The 109-bed, $9.3 million residence hall is located between Blaisdell Hall and Hanley Library.

While similar to its predecessors, Reed-Coit, Fesenmyer and Dorn houses, Rice House is a bit more architecturally interesting, with more angles.

Rick Esch, vice president of business affairs, said Rice House architects from MacLachlan, Cornelius and Filoni in Pittsburgh designed the residence hall that way because of its prominent location.

Rice House will be one of the first buildings visitors see as they arrive on campus. In addition, plans call for it to one day face onto two quadrangles – one residential, one academic.

The additional angles also make some of the suites more spacious than the standard suites at Pitt-Bradford. The two- and three-bedroom suites have full bathrooms, living rooms, kitchenettes and storage closets.

John Savoy and Sons of Montoursville manufactured all of the beds, desks and closets for the suites from sustainable wood. With the exception of three singles reserved for resident advisors, all rooms in the hall are doubles.

Mascaro Construction of Pittsburgh was the construction management firm overseeing the project’s completion, including the addition of 65 new parking spaces across Dorothy Lane from the university’s Hangar Building.

The university has also made a few adjustments to its auxiliary services to accommodate more students living on campus.

It built an additional laundry facility in the Ceramics Building two years ago to provide more washers and dryers for students living on campus. An automated system lets students go online to see when washers and dryers are free and tells them when their laundry is finished. Additionally, more space was added to the Ken Jadlowiec Fitness Center in the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center by moving some of the free weights into an adjacent space that wasn’t being used to accommodate students during those peak usage times.

While the KOA Dining Room is bound to be busy during peak hours, Esch said this academic year, the university will conduct a study to examine the feasibility of expanding the dining hall.

PFBC Announces Invitation to Apply for State Wildlife Grant Funding

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PFBC Announces Invitation
to Apply for State Wildlife Grant Funding
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Aug. 29) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced an invitation for project applications to the State Wildlife Grant Program. These projects will help address high-priority conservation needs for the Timber Rattlesnake and freshwater mussels in the Ohio River.
 
The Timber Rattlesnake is considered a “candidate” species in Pennsylvania and this project will build upon the long-term monitoring program initiated in earlier studies. Click here to view the action plan for the Timber Rattlesnake.
 
Freshwater mussels are among the most imperiled aquatic animals in the United States. In recent years, the PFBC and partners have been actively surveying rivers and streams in the Commonwealth and this project in the Ohio River will help address a substantial data gap for these animals.   
 
Project applications must be received by 4 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The PFBC anticipates final selection of projects by late October.
 
For more information and an application packet, select State Wildlife Grant Program. The 2014 application and a description of 2014 priority topics are under “Featured Topics” in the column to the right.
 
The federal dollars for this program are awarded to the PFBC from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the State Wildlife Grants Program. Awarding funds for any selected projects will be contingent upon availability of funds.

MISS OUT ON A DOE LICENSE? PURCHASE A PERMIT INSTEAD

MISS OUT ON A DOE LICENSE? PURCHASE A PERMIT INSTEAD

Remainder of DMA 2 Antlerless Deer Permits expected to sell quickly.


Antlerless deer licenses are sold out in most of the state’s Wildlife Management Units, and in each unit in southcentral Pennsylvania.

But those who didn’t get a license still have the opportunity to purchase one or more special permits that can be used to take antlerless deer in any deer season within portions of Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon, Cambria and Fulton counties.

About 5,000 such permits, which were allocated in an effort to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania, remain.

That’s fewer than half of the 13,000 allocated this year, meaning hunters who are looking to get a permit are encouraged to act fast, said Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough.

The application schedule for DMA 2 Antlerless Deer Permits resembles that for regular antlerless licenses, Hough explained. There are a number of different rounds, and applications submitted in those rounds aren’t accepted before the designated start date, he said.

“We’ve already entered the round in which hunters can make application for an unlimited number of permits, meaning the remaining permits could sell out very quickly.”

DMA 2 permits may be used only within the area known as Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), which encompasses about 1,600 square miles in Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon, Cambria and Fulton counties. Portions of three Wildlife Management Units – WMUs 4A, 4D and 2C – lie within DMA 2, and regular antlerless licenses to be used in those WMUs have been sold out for some time.

For hunters within DMA 2, there’s an advantage to holding a permit as opposed to a regular antlerless license. Unlike antlerless licenses, DMA 2 permits can be used within DMA 2 during any deer season. While a hunter in the firearms deer season to begin Dec. 1 must wait until Dec. 6 to harvest an antlerless deer with a regular antlerless license, a hunter with a permit can use it as soon as the season opens.

The permit can be used in any other deer season, as well.

There are some differences between the application process for a DMA 2 permit and that for an antlerless license.

Only residents and nonresidents ages 12 and older with valid general hunting licenses may apply for permits. Participants in Mentored Youth and Mentored Adult hunting programs are ineligible to make application, and the permits cannot be transferred to participants in those programs.

Each permit costs $6.70, and payments must be made by credit card, or check or money order made payable to the “Pennsylvania Game Commission.”

Applications for DMA 2 permits are accepted in two ways – electronically through the Game Commission’s Outdoor Shop, or by mail.

The Outdoor Shop can be accessed at www.theoutdoorshop.state.pa.us. Once entering the Game Commission’s Outdoor Shop, click on “Permits” and select “DMA 2 Antlerless Deer Permit” at the bottom of the permits page. Those making application electronically must pay by major credit card.

Those making application by mail can pay by check, money order or major credit card. Application forms can be obtained at the Game Commission’s website, the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters or any region office.

Applications that are mailed should be placed in a regular envelope. Multiple applications can be sent in one envelope.

The application schedule is now in the third round, when eligible applicants may submit an unlimited number of applications. The round will continue until all permits have been issued.

DMA 2 is the lone area of the state where CWD has been detected in free-ranging deer.

A total of 13,000 permits were made available with the intention of reducing the deer population by one deer per square mile in DMA 2.

Responding to a need identified by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners, the permits seek to focus hunting pressure inside the DMA, where deer numbers must be kept in check to slow the potential spread of CWD. At the same time, the permit system enables the Game Commission to avoid a reduction in the deer herd in the area surrounding DMA 2 – where CWD has not been detected.

“Our CWD Management Plan guides us to increase the antlerless deer harvest in areas where CWD has been detected in free-ranging deer,” Hough said. “If we attempted to reach that goal by increasing the allocation of antlerless licenses throughout an entire WMU, or in this case, a number of WMUs, we wouldn’t necessarily achieve the population goal because the license might be used outside the DMA rather than within it.

“With the permits, we can direct hunting pressure more precisely into the area that most needs additional deer harvests,” Hough said.

Those who are issued DMA 2 permits are required to submit reports, regardless of whether they harvest a deer. Harvests must be reported within 10 days. Nonharvests must be reported by Feb. 5. Those who fail to report as required are subject to criminal prosecution and may be ineligible to apply for permits if the program is continued the following year.

Through their reports, hunters provide valuable data that plays a crucial role in the Game Commission’s management of CWD.

Special rules apply to those hunting or residing within a Disease Management Area. Hunters harvesting deer within a DMA should be aware that the deer parts with the highest risk of transmitting CWD – namely, the head and backbone – may not be transported from within the DMA outside the DMA, unless by special exception. Hunters who live outside a DMA in which they hunt should make plans to use a processor or taxidermist within the DMA, or on the Game Commission’s list of approved processors and taxidermists. Dumpsters also have been set up on game lands within DMAs, and hunters who do their own processing can drop off high-risk parts there before transporting the meat and other low-risk parts outside of the DMA.

The feeding of deer and use of urine-based deer attractants are among the other practices prohibited within DMAs. A complete list is available at the Game Commission’s website, www.pgc.state.pa.us.

CWD affects members of the cervid, or deer family. It is spread from animal to animal by direct and indirect contact.

Pennsylvania is among 22 states and two Canadian provinces in which CWD has been detected.

CWD is always fatal to the cervids it infects, but there is no evidence the disease can be transmitted to humans.

More information on CWD can be found at the Game Commission’s website.

PSUD Golfers: Rebuilding or Reloading?

PSUD Golfers: Rebuilding or Reloading?

DuBOIS - The most common question that Penn State DuBois golf coach Pat Lewis was asked this off-season was, "You won the PSUAC Golf Championship in your program’s very first season. How do you top that?" Coach Lewis would often respond with a simple, "I’m not sure…I guess by trying to win it again." And winning back-to-back PSUAC Golf Championships will not be an easy task for the team from DuBois.

PSUD has lost six of their top seven golfers from last year’s team. This includes four PSUAC All-Conference golfers John Gaylor, John Kane, Derek Buganza, and Tighe Truman, all of which moved on to Penn State University Park to complete their degrees.

Returning veterans this season will be Vinnie Montanari (Redbank Valley) and Katie DeAngelo (DuBois HS). Montanari qualified to golf in every match last year and had scores count in two of the conference matches.

"Vinnie’s role last year was more of a supportive role. I believe that this year he will step up and play a more pivotal role now that he is the one golfer that we have with college match experience," stated Coach Lewis. He added, "Katie didn’t qualify for any matches last year but she shows great leadership by always having a positive attitude. I look for her game to continue to improve."

PSUD, with many holes to fill, received commitments from several very promising recruits. Tyler Woodard (Smethport HS) was a North Penn League Golf All-Star and a multiple time letter winner and he will fill one of the spots.

"Tyler is striking the ball extremely well right now and he played a very demanding and competitive golf schedule this past summer which I think will show during the season," stated Coach Lewis.

Filling another open slot will be Mitchell Gilmore (Ridgway HS). "Mitch comes from a very successful Ridgway golf program and he is one of the guys that made it successful."

A third freshman golfer is Justin Gumpf (Big Spring High School) and Lewis had this to say about him, "Justin shows signs of being a very good golfer. He just has to become more confident and his game will become more consistent."

Three other golfers, Kristy Hanes (Elk County Catholic), Justin Quiggle (St. Marys HS) and Adam Braun (DuBois Central Catholic) will join the team after already being on campus. Hanes was a state qualifier in golf in high school and just recently won the Leaning Pines Women’s Invitational. She is also a member of the PSUD Women’s Basketball team. Quiggle, a three-sport athlete at St. Marys, joins the team after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford where he played basketball. Braun is a first year golfer that will improve as the season progresses. "Kristy and Justin will help us immediately. They both are gifted athletes and thrive on competition. Adam, for just starting, shows great promise as a golfer."

The 2013 PSUAC Champions will tee it up for the first time this season on Thursday, September 4, at the Bernie Guss Invitational sponsored by Penn State New Kensington. PSUD won the Bernie Guss Invitational last year.

Richburg Dispatched For Smoke Investigation

Richburg Dispatched For Smoke Investigation

At 5:01 PM on Friday, Richburg Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 7652 Wightman Road where a resident is reporting smoke coming from the area of Hydetown Road in the Town of Wirt.
BOLIVAR PLACED ON STANDBY FOR RICHBURG.

Fire Rescue & EMS Responding to an ATV Crash Near Bradford

Fire Rescue & EMS Responding to an ATV Crash in Woods Near Bradford

At 4:16 PM on Friday, Derrick City Fire Dept. and Bradford Ambulance dispatched to Harrisburg Road for an ATV accident in the woods.

Small Plane Crashes In Former Port Allegany Woman's Yard In North Carolina



Small Plane Crashes In Former Port Allegany Woman's Yard In North Carolina

GRANVILLE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A pilot of a small plane is in the hospital after crashing in the front yard of a home in a Granville County neighborhood.

According to FlightAware, the pilot left Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky at 6:13 p.m. Thursday and was headed to Elizabeth City Regional Airport in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, but never made it.

Officials at Raleigh-Durham International Airport were notified around 11:05 p.m. about a plane having trouble, but lost connection with the aircraft.

Authorities in Granville and Wake counties began searching for the plane, and said they had a hard time finding it because the crash made hardly any noise.

The plane, a Cessna 150, had apparently clipped the top of a tree and landed in the brush of a family's front yard on Krogen Court near Bruce Garner and Lawrence roads in Creedmoor - close to the Granville/Wake County line.

The family, who moved into the home three weeks ago from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sleeping at the time and said they did not hear the crash.

"I don't think the reality of it set in until we were leaving the scene and driving to the hotel. It could have been catastrophic," said homeowner Ashley Simar Bartlett.

Neighbors said they did hear a noise, but could not see the wreckage because of trees.

Authorities finally located the crash site around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Read more with photos......

Coudersport Ambulance To Bank Street

At 3:30 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 to Bank Street for a diabetic emergency.

Your August 29th Issue of Inside PDA

Your August 29th Issue of Inside PDA


By George Greig
Secretary of Agriculture 
Labor Day is early this year, marking an early unofficial close to the summer season. But just like farmers don’t stop working on Labor Day, summer doesn’t stop after this weekend. Farm stands and farmers markets will continue selling locally-grown corn and other fixings for the grill, while adding in the favorites of apples, pumpkins and other fall-harvested produce this September PA Preferred™ Month. As you plan your Labor Day picnics, take a moment to recognize the farmers who produced your meal. They’ll be spending at least part of their day in the milking parlor, the machine shed or the fields. Remember to especially support PA farmers by buying local food at your family gatherings. Look for the PA Preferred™ logo, a gold checkmark inside a blue keystone, to ensure you’re buying local products wherever you shop, supporting the farmers who patronize local businesses and in turn grow their communities. This keeps farm and food processing jobs in PA – something we all can celebrate this Labor Day.

New Brochure Highlights PA Food Assistance Programs
Learn about the programs that help low-income Pennsylvanians access nutritious food through the Bureau of Food Distribution’s new brochure. It highlights PA’s State Food Purchase Program and Farmers Market Nutrition Program as well as USDA programs the bureau administers: the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, the National School Lunch Program, the Summer Food Service Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program.
 
Deadlines for All-American Youth Contests Sept. 5
4-H and FFA youth can hone real-world dairy skills through the 2014 All-American’s Junior Dairy Mgm’t Contest, Dairy Judging Forum and Invitational Youth Dairy Judging Contest. The mgm’t contest features animal evaluation, farm business mgm’t, feed and nutrient mgm’t, meats and reproductive classes, while the judging forum focuses on evaluating four classes of cattle and a linear type class and a dairy herd mgm’t quiz. State 4-H and FFA teams and teams from two-year colleges and four-year schools with ag programs can enter the judging contest. Entries for all contests are due Friday, Sept. 5.
 
Enrollment Opens Sept. 2 for New Dairy Risk Mgm't Prog.
Dairy farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program starting Tuesday, Sept. 2. It replaced the Milk Income Loss Contract program in the 2014 Farm Bill. MPP offers producers the flexibility to select coverage levels best-suited for their operations. Determine what works for your operation through an online coverage tool, and find an agent.

Sec. Greig Continues to Tour State's Ag Fairs
PA's Fair season isn't slowing down, and Sec. Greig's visits to fairs across the state have not either. Sec. Greig presented an Outstanding Fair Ambassador award at the Great Allentown Fair on Tuesday, and will be off to the Luzerne County Fair this upcoming week. Each award presented notes the critical role that volunteers play in the success of fairs and educating visitors about ag.
Did You Know? PA is home to more than 1,800 local food banks and pantries, lead agencies, soup kitchens and other local non-profit orgs. The Bureau of Food Distribution helps these partners secure food products and funding to help more Pennsylvanians share in the state’s harvest.

3 Car Crash In Lewis Run On Rt. 219

3 Car Crash In Lewis Run On Rt. 219

At 3:14 PM on Friday, Lewis Run Fire Dept. & Bradford Ambulance dispatched to a 3 vehicle accident on Rt. 219 in Lewis Run. One injury is reported. No entrapment.
NOW REQUESTING 2ND AMBULANCE FOR ANOTHER PATIENT.

COUDERSPORT ROTARY NEWS

COUDERSPORT ROTARY NEWS
Potter County Conservation School camp participants were the guest and speakers at the Coudersport Rotary meeting held on August 18, 2014.


Left to Right: Dillon Keglovits, Paul Lilja, Travis Gleason, Jackie Manno, Rotarian John Abplanalp, Cecilia Manno, Judge Steve Minor, Mac Ramsey and Chandler Hults-Lowe.

Rotarian John Abplanalp introduced Paul Lilja & Jackie Manno with the Potter County Conservation School. Rotary has sponsored this camp for many years. The camp began in 1980, and has continued for 34 years. Ms. Manno gave a slide show presentation conservation and the many different field involved therein. Ms. Manno stated that conservation is trying to create a sustainable environment.

ELK DEMS TO HOLD JEFFERSON-JACKSON DINNER

ELK DEMS TO HOLD JEFFERSON-JACKSON DINNER

(RIDGWAY, PA) The Elk County Democratic Committee is proud to announce that it will be holding its first ever Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Saturday October 4th, 2014 at Aiello’s CafĂ© in Ridgway, PA. Social hour starts at 5:30pm with a buffet dinner being served at 7:00pm.

Held in conjunction with their annual Fall banquet and awards presentation, the dinner will highlight state and Federal candidates and elected officials. The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner is a tradition among Democrats across the country, a time not only to look back at our party’s proud past, but also celebrate our present and plan for our bright future. The modern Democratic Party traces its roots back to our nation’s early leaders including Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. As the country’s oldest political party, Democrats have been able to endure and thrive for two centuries because of their ability to adapt and mold the organization’s goals, principles and vision for our nation.

Keynote speaker for the evening will be York County’s Eugene DePasquale, the current Pennsylvania Auditor General. He will be joined at the podium by State Senator Mike Stack from Philadelphia, Brookville, PA’s Kerith Strano Taylor, candidate for US Congress and Jack Donahue from Treasure Lake, candidate for the State Legislature.

Tickets are on sale through September 27th, 2014. Cost is $20 if reserved and paid by September 20th, $25 after the 20th. For more information, contact Rich at (814) 594-5500.

Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElkCoDC
Online at: www.elkdems.com
E-Mail: elkcountydemocrats@gmail.com

Governor Corbett Announces Opening of Third Round Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

Governor Corbett Announces Opening of Third Round Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the third round of Natural Gas Vehicle grants will open on Saturday, Aug. 30 and will provide an estimated $6 million to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.

“Pennsylvania continues to move in the right direction by creating opportunities to convert vehicle fleets from imported oil to homegrown, clean-burning, affordable natural gas,” Corbett said. “We encourage all who are eligible for this funding to lower their operational costs and lessen our dependency on foreign oil.”

Since 2013, $14 million has been awarded to 44 organizations and companies making the switch to compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and bi-fuel vehicles weighing 14,000 pounds or more.

Those eligible to apply include non-profit organizations, local transportation organizations, state owned or state related universities, commonwealth or municipal authorities, for-profit companies and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

Requests can be no more than 50 percent of the incremental purchase or retrofit cost per vehicle, with a maximum total of $25,000 per vehicle.

Grant applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, and will be awarded this winter.

Eligible applicants are encouraged to participate in a related webinar, scheduled for Sept. 22, from 2 to 3 p.m. To register for the webinar and view the updated guidance document and online grant application, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the “Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program” button.

Route 144 Detour Starts Tuesday as Potter County Improvements Continue

Route 144 Detour Starts Tuesday as Potter County Improvements Continue

Clearfield – A $4.2 million project to rehabilitate sections of Routes 44 and 144 in Potter County is continuing, with a detour for Route 144 set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 2. The project is funded through Act 89, the state’s new transportation plan.

Full depth reclamation and resurfacing will begin on Tuesday on a section of Route 144 from Carter Camp to north of Germania. This section of Route 144 will be closed and a detour will be in place. 

PennDOT’s official detour will direct drivers to use Route 6 and Route 44. Drivers familiar with the area may choose to use alternate routes. A small section of Route 2001 (Germania Branch Road), just off of Route 144 will also be repaired. Reclamation and overlay work will last until mid-October.

Overall project work began June 25 and has also included pipe improvements on Route 144 from Carter Camp to Germania, pipe replacements on Route 44 from Carter Camp to Sweden Valley, and patching on Route 144 near Oleana.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this project. Motorists are reminded to follow detour signs, posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT Address: 5547 BUCKTAIL TRAIL HWY City: GIBSON

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
Address: 5547 BUCKTAIL TRAIL HWY
City: GIBSON TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: HELRUE DR * 3RD ST
MOTORCYCLE /DEER ACCIDENT, MALE VICTIM REPORTED LYING IN THE ROADWAY
Agency: CAMERON CO 16 FD; SINNEMAHONING AMBULANCE; EMPORIUM AMB.; ST. MARYS MEDIC
8/29/2014 1:52:16 PM

PATIENT ENROUTE TO PENN HIGHLANDS ELK BY AMBULANCE

The Disappearing Volunteer Firefighter

News Analysis
The Disappearing Volunteer Firefighter

By ANDREW BROWN and IAN URBINA
New York Times

IN most places in America, when a fire breaks out, a volunteer shows up to put it out.

But the ranks of volunteers are dwindling. What was once an iconic part of American life is losing its allure, in part because the work — some would say the calling — is a lot less fun than it used to be. Read more...

Grandparent Scam Calls Working The Area

I just wanted to spread the word that these calls are coming into the area. Make sure your oldsters are aware of this scam. Would hate to see someone taken advantage by this - 
 
Today Dad got one of those calls from someone claiming to be his grandson saying he was in jail and needed money. Fortunately, Dad told him he needed to talk to his parents and they hung up. 
 
Make sure your parents and grandparents are aware of this scam so they are not taken advantage of. The phone number was masked and did not show up on caller ID.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Route 44 North

At 12:46 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 dispatched to Route 44 in Ceres Township for a medical emergency. Portville has been dispatched to handle this call.

CONGRATULATIONS DR. JASON TRONETTI PORT ALLEGANY HIGH SCHOOL'S SEPTEMBER 'ALUMNI OF THE MONTH'

CONGRATULATIONS DR. JASON TRONETTI PORT ALLEGANY HIGH SCHOOL'S SEPTEMBER 
'ALUMNI OF THE MONTH'
http://pasdedu.org/index.cfm?pID=11883

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Walnut Street

At 12:19 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Walnut Street for a medical emergency.

Deborah I. “Debbie” Peirce, 63, of Roulette, PA

Deborah I. “Debbie” Peirce
Deborah I. Peirce
“Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Sister”

Deborah I. “Debbie” Peirce, 63, of Roulette, PA, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at her home after a long illness.

Born on December 1, 1950 in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of Kenneth A. and Betty J. McArthur Peirce. In November 1999, she married Scott A. Rockwell, who died in March 2012.

Debbie attended the Miami Carol City Sr. High School in Miami, FL.

She was a dedicated member of the Red Cross, the Volunteers and Service to America (VISTA) organization, and many other various community projects throughout her lifetime.

In her spare time, Debbie enjoyed reading, especially John Grisham novels, jewelry making, crocheting, baking especially bread making, and spending time with her family.

Surviving are two daughters, Tracy A. (Randolph Allen) Peirce of Coudersport and Lea L. Peirce of Orlando, FL; a son, Brian W.A. (LaTonya) Woods of Kannapolis, NC; two brothers, Kenny W. (Robin Robinson) Peirce of Roulette and Chris Peirce of Utah; a sister, Delia Landstrom of Minnesota; fourteen grandchildren, Lativia, Raequan, Kijara, Zion, Brian Jr., Cherish, Umajesty, Paradise, Tim, DJ, Shay, Twan, Darion, and Kejon; a great grandson, Seven; several nieces and nephews; and all of her extended family, godchildren, and friends. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Debbie was predeceased by two sisters, Sharon A. Peirce and Vicki L. Dixon.

At Debbie’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. A memorial service will be held at date and place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Debbie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

PA Permit Violations Issued; Drilling Started

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Rush Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-08-21 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Rush Twp, Susquehanna county. 78.65(2) - Failure to restore site within 30 days of permit expiration when well not drilled
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Rush Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-08-21 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Rush Twp, Susquehanna county. 78.65(2) - Failure to restore site within 30 days of permit expiration when well not drilled
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Administrative violation issued on 2014-08-27 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. 78.56(2) - Failure to maintain 2 ' of freeboard in an impoundment.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jackson Twp Township

SWEPI LP reports drilling started on 2014-08-29 00:00:00 at site YOUST 405 22H in Jackson Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Reader Reports Verizon Outage

Reader Reports Verizon Outage

Jim haven't seen any thing posted about it yet but Verizon is having a major outage for people in the 412 570 814 724 area codes making outgoing calls they are just getting a fast busy signal and they are supposedly working on it.

Sweden Valley PD Patroling For Agressive Drivers, Texters, & Drunk Drivers


Cake Decorating 101

Cake Decorating 101

Have you always wanted to learn how to decorate cakes for those special occasions? In this 4-session course, instructor Sharron Gustin, who has been decorating cakes for over 30 years, will show you how! Week one will focus on the basics involved in making a beautifully decorated cake. In the second session participants will practice frosting a cake and making cake borders. In week three, participants will learn how to make roses and leaves and how to use them in different decorating styles. During the final session, participants will frost and decorate a cake from start to finish and will leave with a beautifully decorated cake. Participants will need to bring a basic cake decorating set (available for under $10 at Wal-Mart), and will also need to bring an un-iced cake to the final three classes.

This class is being held Tuesdays, October 7 - 28, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. The cost is $25 per session or $89 for all four sessions. To register, call (814) 274- 4877 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

DEP New Stanton Office Opens

DEP New Stanton Office Opens

PITTSBURGH -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Greensburg and Uniontown district offices will begin operating out of a new location beginning on September 2. The just-completed building is convenient to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-70, located at 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton, PA 15672. The phone number for the office is 724-925-5500.

The New Stanton Office consolidates staff from DEP’s Mine Safety, District Mining, Field Operations and Oil and Gas Management Programs. Employees from both offices will be moving in between September 2 and 4.

The 38,000 square foot building is designed to be energy efficient, utilizing many materials with a high recyclable content. The offices feature energy efficient lighting, a highly efficient heating and air-conditioning system controlled by an automated building management system and water saving, low flow toilets and bathroom fixtures.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us , or call 412-442-4400

Sweet Corn is Ready At Steve's Produce On Route 6 Between Roulette & Coudersport



Potter County Farmer's Market Open Today In Coudersport


 Potter County Farmers' Market opens this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. featuring locally-grown produce and organic produce, artisan baked goods, cheese, ice cream, alpaca products, jams, jellies, preserves, pickles and locally-sourced craft items.

The market is held weekly on the corner of N. East and E. Second Streets, adjacent to the courthouse square in downtown Coudersport.

New G2 Gymnastics & Fitness Session Begins August 30th In Shinglehouse

www.g2gymandfitness.com

Federal flyover completed for abandoned oil and gas wells in Potter County

Federal flyover completed for abandoned oil and gas wells in Potter County

By ALEX DAVIS Era Reporter a.davis@bradfordera.com
Bradford Era

A federal flyover to search for long-ago abandoned oil and gas wells has been completed in Potter County.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory brought technology to three locations in the state, including Susquehannock State Forest, that detects changes in the earth’s magnetic field caused by steel well casings and determines whether wells are emitting methane gas.

“Potter County has a variety of oil and gas wells developed for different purposes and at different points in time, allowing NETL to test its airborne methodologies for locating legacy wells and for monitoring levels of greenhouse gases,” National Energy Technology Laboratory spokeswoman Shelley Martin said in an email.

What happened if abandoned or unrecorded wells were found? Read more....

Brockway, PA: MARKER PLACED AT SITE OF NATION’S FIRST CONSERVATION TRAINING SCHOOL

The original Ross Leffler School of Conservation in Brockway, Jefferson County, was built in 1915 as a hunting camp and opened as the nation’s first conservation training school in 1936. A ceremony was held today on the grounds where the building formerly stood, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission placed nearby a marker recognizing the site.


MARKER PLACED AT SITE OF NATION’S FIRST CONSERVATION TRAINING SCHOOL IN BROCKWAY, PA

The original Ross Leffler School of Conservation became the model other states would follow.



BROCKWAY, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission today placed a marker recognizing the country’s first-ever training school for conservation officers.

The marker, placed in Jefferson County at Game School and Empire Ridge roads, is about 1½ miles from the site of the original Ross Leffler School of Conservation – the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s training school for law-enforcement officers.

The Brockway training school not only was the first of its kind dedicated to the training of Game Protectors – law-enforcement positions that today are referred to as Wildlife Conservation Officers – it would quickly become the model for similar facilities nationwide.

Addressing a crowd that gathered at a dedication ceremony at which the marker was unveiled, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said the Ross Leffler School of Conservation has contributed immeasurably to the advancement of wildlife conservation in Pennsylvania, and it’s a contribution that is ongoing.

“Today we are here to memorialize the Ross Leffler School of Conservation – the first, and still the finest, Wildlife Conservation Officer training school in the country,” said Hough, who himself graduated from the training school in Brockway. “I am pleased to announce that there are 29 cadets currently enrolled in the 30th Class with plans to graduate in March 2015.”

The building that originally served as the training school at the Brockway site no longer is standing. It was built in 1915 as a hunting camp, and converted to a facility that would accommodate 25 trainees. The school opened its doors in 1936. And between the opening and 1987, when the Ross Leffler School of Conservation was moved to a wing of the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters, 19 classes and a total of 430 conservation officers completed their training at the Brockway school.

One Brockway graduate, retired Wildlife Conservation Officer Bill Bower, told the crowd that assembled about the dedication those graduates share in protecting Pennsylvania’s wildlife resources, and in turn its rich hunting and trapping heritage.

“There is no love greater among men than that which they hold for the land and all that the land contains, because it is bound up in their own happiness, that of their children and of the future generations,” Bower said.

Bower said the idea for a permanent training school grew out of a need to meet the many challenges that existed in protecting Pennsylvania’s wildlife resources as the 20th century neared.

When the Game Commission was established in 1895, many wildlife populations suffered from unregulated hunting, overharvest and illegal taking. The officers hired to enforce the laws that existed worked in constant danger. Training was necessary, and as the years progressed, the need for a permanent facility became evident.

The idea was championed by Board of Commissioners president Ross Leffler, who would serve as commissioner for nearly 30 years, and was later appointed Assistant Secretary of the Interior by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957.

Leffler’s contribution is recognized not only in the training school’s name, but also on the historical marker.

The marker is the newest of more than 2,000 located across the state, said Jean Craige Pepper Victor, of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. These markers chronicle the people, places and events that have made the Commonwealth notable, she said.

“These single threads are woven into the great tapestry which is our rich and diverse heritage,” Craige Pepper Victor said.

The Brockway training school would remain an integral part of the community until 1987, when the Ross Leffler School of Conservation was moved to the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters.

 Senator Joe Scarnati
Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati (R- 25th District) said the fact the training school no longer is in Brockway made the dedication ceremony bittersweet.

“I am pleased to see the original site of the Ross Leffler School of Conservation receive recognition with a historical marker from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission,” Scarnati stated. “However this day is bittersweet, given that the training school was moved from our community to Harrisburg. The facility was an important part of Brockway and I am extremely disappointed that it is no longer a part of our community today.”

To date, the Ross Leffler School of Conservation has produced 648 full-time Game Protectors and Wildlife Conservation Officers through 29 graduating classes at the two sites.

Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners President Robert W. Schlemmer said the marker is a fitting tribute to the innovation that spurred the creation of that original training school, which has created a lasting legacy in Pennsylvania and nationwide.

"The Ross Leffler School of Conservation, the first and finest in the nation, shall continue to graduate the most knowledgeable and superbly trained Wildlife Conservation Officers in the world, thus enabling the hunting and trapping heritage of Pennsylvania to continue for present and future generations," Schlemmer said.