Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Time is running out
You only have 5 days left to get your tickets for the To Fill A Backpack programs 12 Days of Christmas raffle and to be included in the Black Friday drawings. Thanks to extra donations this year not only are we able to extend the drawings to 25 Days of Christmas but we will also be drawing 3 prizes on Black Friday. All tickets drawn will be returned to the bucket for the possibility of someone having multiple wins.
The Black Friday drawings will be for a handcrafted fake Cookoo clock donated by www.quiltingkeepsake.net, a homemade Pittsburgh Steelers afghan donated by Pat Pelchy, and a Brother J470DW inkjet printer donated by Karpinski’s Office Systems all of Coudersport. We will take a break for 2 days and then start the 25 Days of Christmas drawings beginning on Monday December 1st. To be eligible for the Black Friday drawings your tickets must be in by November 26th. Due to the timeframe all tickets must be either picked up in Coudersport at KOS, Inc. or payments should be mailed directly to To Fill A Backpack – Attn: Raffle – 81 Burleson Avenue – Roulette, PA 16746. If you are mailing from the Port, Smethport direction it should take approximately 2 days max for us to receive your mailing…if you are mailing from the Coudersport direction it could take up to 3 days to receive your mailing. If you have any questions please feel free to send an email to email@example.com or give us a call at (814) 544-2612. Comments posted here may be missed so it is suggested you either call or email.
We would like to Thank everyone that has donated prizes this year...it is support like this that helps keep the program going.
To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746
Phone: (814) 544-2612
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 11:24:00 PM
Potter County Native New Warden At Lewisburg Federal
Warden: Most do jobs with pride
by Marcia Moore
The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA
LEWISBURG — David J. Ebbert, the newly tapped warden at U.S. Penitentiary in Lewisburg, is not a fan of The Shawshank Redemption.
The popular 1994 movie portrays the warden as corrupt and corrections officers as sadistic, stereotypes Ebbert abhors.
In reality, he said, prison administrators and staff accept an “incredible amount of responsibility” and most do their job with pride.
Ebbert, 50, started his new position at the Lewisburg facility on Sept. 18, but has known several staff members or their relatives since he began his career there as a corrections officer in 1988.
The Potter County native steadily rose through the ranks, leaving the Union County prison in 1992 for an assistant employee services manager position at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. Ebbert returned to the Valley in 1995 to take a similar job at Allenwood and by 2002 he was promoted to associate warden at a Minnesota prison. He later served as warden at two other facilities he’d previously worked at in Allenwood and Terre Haute. Read more.....
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 11:17:00 PM
Officers were called to an Elm Street residence for a disturbance. Officers spoke to all parties involved and cleared without incident. Approximately an hour later, Officers received more calls for the same individual causing a disturbance. Officers located the male and attempted to get him a place to stay for the night. After refusing help and continuing to disturb the neighbors he was arrested. Charges are pending.
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Matthew E. Dickerson, age 34, Tonawanda, NY, a former resident of Belfast passed away at his home in Tonawanda.
He was born in Cuba on August 20, 1980 to Charles and Karen Jakley Dickerson.
Matthew had graduated from Fillmore Central High School and also from Houghton College.
He was a member of the US Army National Guard and currently he was working for Home Depot in Tonawanda. Matthew was a member of the Belfast United Methodist Church and was an avid runner who ran in numerous marathons. He enjoyed horseback riding and liked all animals. Matthew will be remembered as someone with a good heart.
Survivors include His Mom and Dad of Belfast; maternal grandmother Barbara Jakley of Pike; a brother Andrew Dickerson of Buffalo; several aunts' uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Earl and Gladys Dickerson and his maternal grandfather Robert Jakley.
Friends are invited to call at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville on Tuesday, November 25, from 10 am to 12 noon at which time a funeral service will be held. Pastor Nancy Russell of the Belfast UMC will preside and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville.
Memorials in Matthews name may be made to the S.PCA. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 09:49:00 PM
Houghton Dispatched To Vehicle Crash
At 9:24 PM on Saturday, Houghtom Fire Dept. dispatched to the entrance to the college where a vehicle has hit a pole with lines down. Ambulance response was cancelled..
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POTTER-CAMERON-NORTHERN CLINTON-TIOGA-NORTHERN LYCOMING-SULLIVAN-SOUTHERN CLINTON-SOUTHERN LYCOMING-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...*COUDERSPORT...EMPORIUM...RENOVO...
807 PM EST SAT NOV 22 2014
...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SUNDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST
* LOCATIONS...THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.
* HAZARD TYPES...SPOTTY LIGHT FREEZING RAIN.
* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A THIN GLAZE.
* TIMING...OCCASIONAL LIGHT RAIN WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING
HOURS. TEMPERATURES ARE STILL WITHIN A DEGREE OR TWO EITHER
SIDE OF FREEZING...CREATING VARIABLE CONDITIONS ACROSS THE
ADVISORY AREA WHERE POCKETS OF LIGHT ICING ARE OCCURRING.
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO SLOWLY CLIMB...WITH
THE THREAT FOR ICING EXPECTED TO DIMINISH BY EARLY EVENING.
* IMPACTS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS REPORT NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS AND
ROAD CLOSURES. WHILE THE AMOUNT OF FREEZING RAIN WILL BE
SLIGHT...IT ONLY TAKES A SMALL AMOUNT OF ICE TO CAUSE
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR TRAVELERS AND PEDESTRIANS. BE
ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS ON BRIDGES AND OVER PASSES.
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 30S.
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Fillmore, Short Tract Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire
At 8:06 PM on Saturday, Fillmore & Short Tract dispatched to a possible structure fire at 4951 Schneider Road in the Town of Granger. Caller reports fire in vicinity of chimney.
8:35 PM--FIRE REPORTED UNDER CONTROL
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Minnesota Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination
Ranchers Legacy Meat Co., of Vadnais Heights, Minn., is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
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Wellsboro Dispatched For Person Screaming For Help In Woods
At 7:08 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire & Ambulance with Medic 1 dispatched to meet a person at the intersection of South Elk Run Road and Hickory Ridge Road for a possible land rescue. The person reported hearing someone screaming for help in the woods at that location in Charleston Township.
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|11/22/2014||5:56 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||RT 549||JACKSON TWP|
6:06 PM Fire F13 DISPATCHED
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Letter to the Editor......
November 22, 2014
On November 20, the President of the United States delivered a speech on immigration. He said: “Scripture tells us, we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger. We were strangers once, too.” As a Catholic Priest, I am glad to see that religion has been welcomed back into public debate in such a public fashion on primetime television, especially since this crucial issue concerns human dignity, the poor, immigrants, and their families.
I am the son of an immigrant. My father and his family came to the United States from Scotland just after WWII and they were not allowed to immigrate directly to the United States because the quota had already been met for that year. As a result they were forced to move to Canada and become Canadian Citizens and subsequently two years later they were allowed to immigrate to Buffalo, New York. During that time my grandfather’s life savings, which were held in British sterling, devalued by fifty percent. In other words he lost half of his life savings because while in Canada his finances were in British currency. Had he been living in the United States; had he been allowed to come directly into the United States, he would have converted his finances to U.S. dollars; he would have been able to preserve those monies.
My father and his family had real hardships in the early years. In fact, they weren’t able to buy a car and for the first couple of years they traveled on the bus because they didn’t have enough money to do the things they needed to do. Again, these are people who did things the right way, people who did things legally, and people who did not circumvent the law because they were just laws that were in place to protect people.
Illegal immigration has to end. It is a violation of just laws and therefore it is an evil that can never be tolerated or supported even if a foreseen good can come about, because the ends do not justify the means. The sad reality is that illegal immigration has only been tolerated in this country to satisfy money hungry Capitalists whose businesses have thrived and Communist Economists whose profitable desires have been placated through the exploitation of the poor and the vulnerable. In short, the only ones who have profited from illegal immigration are the rich and the powerful. Illegal immigration is a social justice issue that has long been talked about and never adequately acted upon by Republicans or Democrats!
We as citizens of a democracy bear the responsibility for allowing this injustice to continue for over three decades in America, and it is an injustice, make no mistake about it. As a people of faith we cannot remain silent or indifferent on this crucial issue. As faithful citizens we must speak forcefully and act decisively. We must challenge all parties and every candidate to put an end to this gross exploitation of the poor.
For too long we have been a nation that tolerates the hypocrisy of a system where workers who pick our fruit and make our beds never have a chance to get right with the law! For too long we have been a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents’ arms like Elian Gonzalez who was seized by armed INS agents even after his mother died getting him here from Cuba. Let us not forget the countless undocumented children presently being held in facilities down south or the millions of unborn children who have been torn from their mothers’ wombs as a result of Roe vs. Wade! For too long we have been a nation that has not valued families and has not worked to keep them together. This is evident not only in our tolerance of illegal immigration but also in a welfare program which offers government incentives to discourage people from getting married and encourages single motherhood and having multiple children out of wedlock.
The Immigration System is not broken; it has not been enforced by President Reagan or any other president since. They have all been cherry picking which laws to enforce and which laws not to enforce, therefore, as a result, we have countless undocumented immigrants living in America and being exploited. The President’s attempts to rectify the situation, even if well intentioned, do not adequately address the problem. We ought to not simply tolerate undocumented immigrants here in the United States like Joaquin Phoenix playing the Emperor Commodus in the movie Gladiator, giving a thumbs up or thumbs down, rather we are to love them and help them by just and lawful measures to obtain the rights and freedoms that our forefathers desired for all people. Telling undocumented immigrants to come out from the shadows, to pay taxes, and to live in a society in which they enjoy no rights or freedoms and none of the privileges afforded to citizens, will only continue to exploit them for economic ends. This is the equivalent of telling a lamb to come out of a cave when a lion is lurking at the entrance.
These immigrants came to America at great risk seeking Lady Liberty only to find a Marxist imposter with a torch burning brightly in the night telling them to work harder and longer with no reward, no security, no personal property, and no dignity. As people of conscience and good will, we ought to urge the members of Congress to work for and to attain full citizenship for those living here in the United States and at the same time to strengthen our borders, to uphold the law in its entirety, and to put an end to the selective enforcement of immigration laws which allow for the exploitation of the poor. Only in this way can we move forward and begin to heal this gaping wound in our nation’s identity.
Rev. James C. Campbell
St. Eulalia Catholic Church
6 East Maple Street
Coudersport, PA 16915
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 05:40:00 PM
Icy Conditions on Roads in North Central Pennsylvania
Due to cold temperatures and precipitation, motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised that road pavements can be icy, especially on bridge decks and overpasses.
Motorists should drive with caution, slow down and allow for extra travelling distance between vehicles. PennDOT is treating roads throughout the region.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 05:25:00 PM
Traffic Control For Accident On Rt. 59
At 4:58 PM on Saturday, Lafayette & Corydon Fire Departments dispatched for traffic control on Rt. 59 between the Ranger Station and the County Line for a one vehicle accident with no injuries, but vehicle in the roadway.
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Address: james city hill
Agency: ELK COMPANY 8 FD
11/22/2014 4:46:01 PM
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Lane Closures on Route 15 in Lycoming County
Due to crashes involving multiple vehicles, lanes closures in effect on Route 15 in two locations. The closures are at:
• Route 15 northbound at the Route 973 overpass in Lycoming Township
• Route 15 southbound at Route 184 in Cogan House Township
Motorists in the region are advised to drive with caution and be alert for traffic backups in those areas. Be aware that there is freezing rain that can cause icy conditions on bridges and overpasses.
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|11/22/2014||4:26 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||CHARLESTON ST||WELLSBORO BORO|
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Robert D. Windsor Sr.
Loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather
Robert D. Windsor Sr., 73, of Edson St., Eldred, PA, passed away Friday (November 21st, 2014) in his home, following a long illness.
Born August 30th, 1941 in Olean he was a son of Richard H. and Margaret F. Butler Windsor. On February 16th, 1962 in the Smethport United Methodist Church, he married Edna R. Barr, who survives.
Bob was a 1959 graduate of Otto- Eldred High School and a lifetime resident of the Eldred area.
In 1962 he began working for Viko Furniture, which later became Ethan Allen Furniture Co. in Eldred., for 35 years retiring in 1997. For 10 years he had also worked as a deputy sheriff for McKean County.
Mr. Windsor was a 50 plus year, lifetime member of the Port Allegany Moose Lodge # 460 and received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He was a lifetime member of the Eldred Boro Fire Department and a member of the Northern Star Masonic Lodge #555 F & AM of Duke Center and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #616 of Olean. He was also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
Bob loved his grandchildren and enjoyed watching their sports. He also enjoyed all kinds of music. He and his older brother Raymond shared a passion for trains. He was an avid reader of Civil War, science and history books.
Surviving in addition to his wife are 4 sons, Robert (Tina) Windsor Jr. of Eldred, Edward (Rebecca) Windsor of Hiram, Georgia, Matthew Windsor of Eldred, and Mark (Stephanie) Windsor of York , PA; 1 daughter, Angelica ( Rev. Jay) Tennies of Eldred; 12 grandchildren, Dawn, Robert III, Leonard, Daniel, Severin, Russell, Clay, Mackenzie, Nicole, Josh, Trent, and Drew; 3 great grandchildren, Charles, Caliana and Camryn.
He was preceded in death by 2 granddaughters, Rae-Anne Windsor in 2003 and Elizabeth Tennies in 2009; a brother, Raymond Windsor; and 3 sisters, Mary Gold, Catherine Windsor and Norma Jean Windsor.
Friends may call Monday (November 24, 2014) at the Frame funeral Home in Eldred from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and on Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11 am at the Frame Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating. Burial will follow in Moody Hollow Cemetery in Coryville.
The Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460 will hold a memorial service at the funeral home Monday evening at 8:15 pm. The Northern star Masonic Lodge # 555 of Duke Center will hold a memorial service at 8:30 pm on Monday. The Loyal Order of the Moose Pilgrims Service will be held Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Mooseheart or the Eldred Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com
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|11/22/2014||2:59 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||ROUTE 15||BLOSS TWP|
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|11/22/2014||2:47 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||RT 414||MORRIS TWP|
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|11/22/2014||2:45 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||RT 15 SB S 184||COGAN HOUSE|
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|11/22/2014||2:42 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||RT 184||JACKSON TWP|
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|11/22/2014||2:26 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||RT 362||SHIPPEN TWP|
RESPONDERS REPORT THEY ARE HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME STANDING UP ON THE ROADWAY, IT IS COMPLETELY ICY.
2:40 PM--MIDDLEBURY AMBULANCE DISPATCHED.
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|11/22/2014||2:24 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||ROUTE 15||LIBERTY TWP|
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Post Office Money Order Scam. "Mystery Shopper".
The Current Post Office Scam that is going around inquires individual's to become "Mystery Shoppers", sending individuals 2 Replicated Postal Money Order's with amounts of $938 each. There is a letter addressing what the individual's are suppose to do with the Money Order's. Individuals are told they got to go to their Bank, cashing the Money Orders. After cashing the Money Order's go to a close retail store such as Rite-Aid, CVS, Health Goods, etc., buy 3 GreenDot Cards at the price of $400 on each card. The additional money left over is to pay for activation's, and other purchasing fee's. Beyond purchasing the GreenDot card's, scratch the Pin; sending the information to an email.
This Scam has been reported to the Local Post Office.
"Do not get involved with this Scam".
(Crimes are punishable by Local, State, & Federal Law's).
Names Associated with Scam:
1.) David Wilson,
2.) Greg Williams,
Number's Associated with Scam:
Email Associated with Scam:
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 02:23:00 PM
FREEZING RAIN CONTINUES TO MOVE EASTWARD CAUSING ACCIDENTS IN EASTERN POTTER AND TIOGA COUNTIES.
BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL ON HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND DIRT ROADS WHERE THE FROZEN ROAD SURFACE PERSISTS.
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Memorial services for Sarah E. Scherer, 87, of Port Allegany, PA who died Tuesday (October 28, 2014)., will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1PM in the First Presbyterian Church , with the Rev Garen Smith, pastor officiating
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 01:37:00 PM
Eldred Dispatched For Land Rescue On Moody Hollow
At 1:20 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Department dispatched for a land rescue in the area of 965 Moody Hollow Road. Eldred Boro Ambulance & Medic 16 have been dispatched for a 40 year old male with chest pain. The location is about 2 miles from Coryville side.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 01:24:00 PM
RT. 46 REOPENED SOUTH OF CROSBY
At 1:09 PM on Saturday, Norwich Township Fire Police requested to shut down Rt. 46 South at request of Elk County 911. There is a crash on the Emporium side of the hill and road is completely icy.
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Address: 3000 RICH VALLEY RD
City: SHIPPEN TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: BO MAR DR * ROSE LNAgency: CAMERON CO 14 FD; EMPORIUM AMBULANCE; ST. MARYS MEDIC
11/22/2014 12:59:10 PM
REPORT ROAD LIKE A SHEET OF GLASS
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1st Row: Kaylee Oswald, Ashley Oswald, Laci Miller
2nd Row: Jenna Freer, Selin Sumer, Emma Saulter
3rd Row: Madison Miller, Arianna Waterman
Back Row: Autumn Gagliardo, Maddison Schoonover, Hailley Edgreen
Gymnasts winning the All Arounds were: Level 2: Jenna Freer and Xcel Silver: Autumn Gagliardo. Gymnasts placing in the top 3 were as follows: Level 2: Jenna Freer-1st place vault, bars, beam, all around, and 3rd place-floor; Level 3: Ashley Oswald-3rd place bars, floor, and all around; Level 4: Selin Sumer: 3rd place vault and bars; Emma Saulter- 3rd place vault;
Level 7: Madison Miller-2nd place vault, floor, and 3rd place all around; Xcel Silver: Hailley Edgreen: 2nd place beam,floor, and 3rd place all around; Autumn Gagliardo: 1st place beam, floor, all around, and 2nd place vault, bars; Maddiosn Schoonover-1st place vault, bars, 2nd place all around; Xcel Gold: Arianna Waterman: 1st place floor, 2nd place bars, 3rd place All Around.
Gymnasts added to the 9.0 club for this competition are: Jenna Freer-vault-9.0, Maddison Schoonover-bars-9.0
Our competitive team will continue training as they head to Brockport, NY for the Candy Cane Classic on December 13th & 14th. We are very proud of our girls and wish them good luck!
G2 Gymnastics & Fitness offers multiple classes and programs starting at age 3 through adulthood. If you would like more information on our programs, please visit www.g2gymandfitness.com or contact us through email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great program for boys and girls of all ages and skill level. No experience needed! Our next session will run for 4 weeks due to our competition season and the holidays: November
22-December 20 with no class on December 13th. Register online ASAP to reserve your spot!
Full Meet Results:
Jenna Freer: vault-9.0-1st, bars-7.85-1st, beam-8.40-1st, floor-8.0-3rd, all around-33.25-1st
Kaylee Oswald: vault-8.60-6th, bars-6.20-8th, beam-5.90-8th, floor-6.85-8th, all around-27.55-8th
Ashley Oswald: vault-8.55-7th, bars-7.75-3rd, beam-7.30-5th, floor-8.15-3rd, all around-31.75-3rd
Selin Sumer: vault-7.80-3rd, bars-8.20-3rd, all around-32.00-4th
Emma Saulter: vault-8.30-3rd, all around-32.90-4th
Madison Miller: vault-8.55-2nd, floor-8.45-2nd, all around-29.85-3rd
Hailley Edgreen: beam-8.20-2nd, floor-8.15-2nd, all around-31.45-3rd
Autumn Gagliardo: vault-8.15-2nd, bars-8.20-2nd, beam-8.75-1st, floor-8.45-2nd, all around-33.55-1st
Maddison Schoonover: vault-8.50-1st, bars-9.0-1st, all around-31.95-2nd
Laci Miller: all around-31.22-6th
Arianna Waterman: bars-8.05-2nd, floor-8.35-1st, all around-30.85-3rd
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 12:41:00 PM
Derrick City Dispatched For Traffic Control On Rt. 219
At 12:37 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. has been called for traffic control at the scene of a one vehicle accident on Route 219 Southbound in the Bradford area.
ROADS ARE REPORTED ICY.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 12:40:00 PM
EMS Responding To Gunshot Victim In Town of Willing
At 12:05 PM on Saturday, Police and EMS are responding in the Town of Willing near the intersection of Brandes Road & Wilson Road for a victim of a gunshot wound. A medical helicopter has been requested to the scene.
WILLING FIRE DEPT. DISPATCHED FOR LANDING ZONE.
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Address: 1599 BURNING WELL RD
City: JONES TWP
Cross Streets: OLD KANE RD * TREE HOUSE LN
2 VEHICLE ACCIDENT, ONE PATIENT INJURED
Agency: ELK COMPANY 6 FD; RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
11/22/2014 11:49:47 AM
REPORTING VERY ICY ROAD CONDITIONS
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 11:54:00 AM
Denton Hill Ski Patrol Holds Training Session
COUDERSPORT, PA (November 17, 2014) The Denton Hill Ski Patrol held their annual CPR Refresher and Chair Evacuation practice at Ski Denton on Saturday, November 15th in preparation for the upcoming ski season.
Ski Denton has recently announced that it will not be opening for the 2014 – 2015 ski season,
however, the Denton Hill Ski Patrol is hopeful that DCNR will be able to put together some options that may allow Ski Denton to open this year. If Ski Denton is able to open this year, the Ski Patrol wants to make sure that it is ready. According to Paul Ross, Patrol Director, ”Our members are optimistic about the future of Ski Denton and have completed all their required annual first aid and lift evacuationrefresher training and are ready to support the ski area if and when it opens for the season.”
The mission of the Denton Hill Ski Patrol is to provide rescue and First Aid treatment to the skiing public at Ski Denton, and to promote safety and accident prevention in cooperation with the ski area management. The Patrol consists of approximately 35 individuals from the area who have met the training requirements as set forth by the National Ski Patrol.
Each Ski Patrol member completes an initial Outdoor Emergency Care course that is about 180 hours in length. They also complete an extensive course in Ski and Rescue Toboggan handling. After the initial training, the Patrol also holds annual training days that include a CPR Refresher, Chair Evacuation Refresher, Outdoor Emergency Care refresher, and an On-The-Hill Ski and Toboggan Refresher.
The Denton Hill Ski Patrol is an all volunteer organization, and all members patrol an average of 14 to 18 duty shifts each season. For more information about the Denton Hill Ski Patrol, visit our website at: www.dentonskipatrol.org.
Photos Courtesy Of Al Quimby
|Annual Group photo|
|BJ Butler loads a round into the line launcher to shoot a light line over the lift cable|
|Bob Cross prepares to flip the haul line over a chair attached to the lift cable|
|Jeff Cole demonstrates the proper use of a rescue seat.|
|Members of the Denton Hill Ski Patrol gather at the base of the triple chair to review emergency chair evacuation procedures.|
|Members of the Denton Hill Ski Patrol Hike up Lower Buck Run under the Triple Chair to practice line throws.|
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 11:48:00 AM
ACTIVATED SMOKE ALARM-RESIDENTIAL
Address: 119 KINLEY DR
Cross Streets: MONTMORENCI RD
Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
11/22/2014 11:33:08 AM
11:40 AM--CONFIRMED FALSE ALARM
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Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 11:32:00 AM
Fire Rescue & EMS Dispatched For Land Rescue Off Rt. 414
At 10:45 AM on Saturday, Morris Fire & Ambulance, Medic 1, and Lycoming ALS have been dispatched to an area near 20672 Rt. 414 in Brown Township for a land rescue.
Caller reports a 17 year old male fall victim with a bone fracture on the side hill across the Creek at that location, just north of the narrows.
Liberty and Wellsboro dispatched at 11:07 AM with manpower and a boat to assist. Wellsboro requested to bring ropes & rigging for a high angle cliff rescue.
12:28 PM--WELLSBORO & LIBERTY REQUESTED TO SEND ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL TO THE SCENE OF THE LAND RESCUE.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 11:09:00 AM
Address: 509 W MAIN ST
Cross Streets: PINE AVE * RIDGWAY DR
Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD; RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
11/22/2014 5:33:21 AM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/22/2014 09:55:00 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory
...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA.
* HAZARD TYPES...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN.
* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.
* TIMING...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP NEAR A WARREN...
KANE...TO CLEARFIELD LINE AT MID MORNING...THEN SPREAD
NORTHEAST DURING THE LATE MORNING HOURS.
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Friday, November 21, 2014
Working Structure Fire In Black Creek
At 10:07 PM on Friday, Firefighters from New Hudson, Belfast, Clarksville, Cuba dispatched to working structure fire in Black Creek on Rt.305 near the Hyde Flats Road. Report mobile home fully engulfed in flames. The address is reported to be 6382 Rt. 305. The Red Cross has been notified to assist the occupants.
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|Robert M. Cedar|
Born January 26, 1984 in Meadville, he was a son of the Michael G. and Michelle (Taylor) Cedar.
Robert was a 2002 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He excelled in Track and Cross Country, and many of the school records he still holds.
|US Army Veteran|
He enrolled in UNC Charlotte and graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree. He worked for three years as an engineer at MacTech in Charlotte. In 2014 he returned to Bradford to work with his families business Penn Air Notch Services Inc. at the time of his death he was the Chief Financial Officer.
Robert loved the outdoors, four wheeling, hunting, spending time with his dog's Aprilia and Bella. He was a hard worker and enjoyed a good time.
Surviving in addition to his parents, is his fiance Brianna Rychick, one brother, Richard J. (Ashleigh VanGorder) Cedar, of Bradford, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, November 26, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., Bradford, where funeral services will be held at 10:00am Wednesday with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor Ross St. Bernard Church officiating. Committal services and full Military Honors will be accorded in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorial if desired may be made to the Robert M. Cedar Memorial Trust Fund at any Northwest Saving Bank.
Online condolences may be made to www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/21/2014 07:46:00 PM
Two charged in connection to Parks shooting in August
By Kelsey M. Boudin/ Olean Times Herald
LITTLE VALLEY — A Cattaraugus County grand jury indicted two Olean men Thursday on charges relating to the killing of Otis Lamont Parks in August, authorities announced Friday morning.
In a press conference in the Cattaraugus County Legislature chambers, Sheriff Tim Whitcomb and District Attorney Lori Rieman alleged Gary Maull, 28, and Thomas C. “Turtle” Hall, 53, were responsible for the shooting death of Mr. Parks, also known as Lamont Clemons, 54, of Olean. Mr. Parks’ body was found Aug. 8 down the embankment of a scenic overlook off Route 16 South near the town of Allegany hamlet of Knapp Creek.
“Mr. Parks was executed,” Sheriff Whitcomb said.
|Thomas C. Hall|
Hall was charged with second-degree criminal facilitation, a class C felony; first-degree intimidating a witness, a class B felony; tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony; and making a false written statement, a class A misdemeanor. Read more...
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Address: 384 APPLE ST
City: JAY TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: E TEABERRY ST * CALEDONIA RD
Agency: BENNETTS VALLEY AMBULANCE; ELK COMPANY 3FD; ELK COMPANY5 FD
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|11/21/2014||6:06 PM||FIRE / VEHICLE||173 E LAWRENCE RD||LAWRENCE TWP|
6:13 PM Fire F08 DISPATCHED
6:13 PM Fire M2 DISPATCHED
6:13 PM Fire F07 DISPATCHED
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Big Brothers, Big Sisters Holds First Session Of School Based Mentoring Program In Port Allegany School District
The Guidance Center’s McKean County Big Brothers Big Sisters program held its first school based mentoring session on November 17th at Port Allegany Elementary School. The McKean County Truancy Initiative supports school based mentoring services. Mr. Steve Appleby, Director of the Eldred World War II Museum, delivered a special presentation about Veteran’s Day as well as his own personal experience serving our country. High School ‘Bigs’ and Elementary School ‘Littles met for the first time and participated in tutoring, coloring, and board games.
BBBS staff members facilitate each session and support the ‘Bigs’ in helping their ‘Littles’ reach their individual goals. The program is held every Monday afternoon at the Port Allegany Elementary School. If you would like more information about becoming a mentor contact Big Brothers Big Sisters locally at 814-887-5591 or toll-free at 1-877-776-1636.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/21/2014 04:29:00 PM
WJAC--Teacher in State College accused of soliciting students for nude photos
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Mary Alice Seeley, 83, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at home.
Born November 25, 1930 in Renovo, PA, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Helena (Hartsock) Herter.
Mary Alice was a member of the Galeton VFW Ladies Auxiliary and owned and operated Meadowbrook Campground in Galeton for many years.
She loved the campground and flowers.
Surviving are two sons, James (Mo) Chalmers, Jr., Germania, PA and Albert (Gail) Seeley, Brookland, PA; three daughters, Linda Chalmers-Milliron, Berwick, PA, Delores Potter, Galeton, and Donna (Ronald) Bailey, Galeton; two brothers, Albert (Sandy) Herter, Arizona and Clyde (girlfriend, Maxine) Herter, West Virginia; a sister, Juanita Watson, Bloomsburg, PA; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Private Family Service will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/21/2014 03:48:00 PM
CUTTING EDGE GYMNASTICS BRINGS HOME MANY AWARDS
The Cutting Edge Gymnastics Team traveled to Kittanning to compete with many other USAG sanctioned teams last weekend. This competition was hosted by Emerald City Gymnastics. Cutting Edge Level 2 team brought home 2nd place along with level 3 team bringing home 3rd place.
LEVEL 2 Gymnasts:
Tianna Cunningham: Vault-9.10-1st, Bars-6.40-2nd, Beam-7.50-2nd, floor-7.55-2nd, All Around-30.55-2nd.
Mikenna Farabaugh: Vault-8.05-2nd, Bars-7.50-3rd, Beam -8.15-2nd, Floor-8.30-2nd, All Around-32.00-2nd
Eliza Farabaugh: Vault-7.05-4th, Bars-7.85-2nd, Beam-7.10-4th, Floor-7.45-4th, All Around-29.45-3rd.
Ruthie Line: Vault-8.25-4th, Bars-6.70-7th, Beam-7.0-8th, Floor-7.30-8th, All Around-29.25-6th.
LEVEL 3 Gymnasts:
Isabella Ostroski: Vault-8.25-9th, Bars-6.95-4th, Beam-7.50-3rd, Floor-8.0-5th, All Around-30.7-4th.
Hannah Fleniken: Vault-8.75-4th, Bars-6.70-6th, Beam-4.50-9th, Floor-7.50-7th, All Around-27.45-9th.
Kayla Hyde: Vault-8.45-8th, Bars-6.7-5th, Beam-7.25-6th, Floor-8.15-2nd, All Around-30.55-5th.
Kyla Andreano: Vault-8.80-2nd, Bars-6.65-7th, Beam-6.90-7th, Floor-8.15-4th, All Around-30.50-6th.
Chloe Fuller: Vault-9.05-3rd, Bars-6.45-7th, Beam-6.75-7th, Floor-8.80-1st, All Around-31.05-7th.
Megan Hyde: Vault-9.0-3rd, Bars-6.25-3rd, Beam-6.25-2nd, Floor-7.60-3rd, All Around-29.10-3rd.
Abbie Cady: Vault-9.0-4th, Bars-8.10-3rd, Beam-7.55-3rd, Floor-8.55-2nd, All Around-33.20-2nd.
Hannah Winseck: Vault-9.05-1st, Bars-7.50-2nd, Beam-7.0-1st, Floor-8.15-1st, All Around-31.70-1st.
Sierra Nichols: Vault-9.05-2nd, Bars-7.950-1st, Beam-6.0-3rd, Floor-7.90-2nd, All Around-30.90-2nd.
LEVEL 4 Gymnasts:
Mikayla Gunn: Vault-8.20, Bars-8.35-3rd, Beam-8.15-2nd, Floor-8.55-3rd, All Around-33.25-2nd.
Keelin Morales: Vault-8.40-2nd, Bars-8.5-1st, Beam-8.15-2nd, Floor-8.75-2nd, All Around-32.55-5th.
LEVEL 6 Gymnasts:
Destinee Powell: Vault-8.40, Bars-6.85, Beam-7.90-1st, Floor-8.05, All Around-31.65-2nd.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/21/2014 03:45:00 PM
Bradford Dispatched For Commercial Alarm On N. Center Street
At 3:37 PM on Friday, Bradford Firefighters dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at 2 North Center Street. Police on scene report nothing showing from outside.
3:52 PM--ALL UNITS RECALLED
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Letter to the Editor
Coudersport Area Reader Just Wants Cat Back
We have been missing our cat for a couple of months.
She is a feral cat named "Callie. We raised her with one of her brothers two years ago. We had her spayed and have fed and cared for her all this time. She is loved and missed by our family and friends,(not to mention her brother) who looks for her daily. We gave her regular veterinary care
and she needs regular medical care.
We have searched and searched and were giving up hope, when we started to hear that someone had taken her and was keeping her. We were shocked that some one would do this, especially when children are involved.
We know the person who has her and where they live. I am shocked that people would teach their children that if you want something just take it, no matter who it belongs to.
I am not a person who wants to deny a child a pet,but I have seen ad after ad looking for homes for nice cats and kittens. There really is no reason to steal a cat from someone. We are hoping that the people in question will return "Callie". They know who we are and where we live
I hope that you can post this. We just want our cat returned. Thank you Jim.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/21/2014 03:36:00 PM
New License Plates Help Show Pride in America
Harrisburg — Legislation passed earlier this year authorized PennDOT to produce new license plate designs, one of which serves as a testament to the American spirit.
The plate, authorized by Act 109 of 2014, is called the “In God We Trust” specialty plate and depicts the image of the symbol of America – the bald eagle – with the words “In God We Trust” beneath it. The fee for this plate is $20, plus registration fees if they are due. These plates may also be personalized for an additional $100.
“PennDOT is pleased to provide our customers with a variety of ways to express themselves through our registration plate programs,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch.
To order the “In God We Trust” specialty plate, or to learn more about a wide variety of license plates, visit our website at www.dmv.state.pa.us and click on Motor Vehicle Information then Specialty Plates under Registration Plate Information.
The plates normally take two to four weeks to deliver; for personalized plates, allow eight to 10 weeks for delivery.
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|Helen L. Morey,|
Born November 8, 1923 in Dixonville, she was a daughter of the late Urald and Della (Stuchell) Dye. She was a 1942 graduate of Bradford High School.
On July 17, 1943 in Smethport, she married Ralph E Morey, who died on December 20, 2002.
She was a member of West Branch United Methodist Church and the West Branch Grange.
Helen enjoyed crocheting, crafting with plastic canvas, spending time with her family and especially her dog Holly Mae.
She worked as a checker for 16 years at Bradford Laundry and Dry Cleaning, later she worked 10 years for WR Case & Sons Cutlery, retiring February 28, 1986, then went to work at Allegany National Forest Ranger Station retiring in 1995.
Surviving is one daughter, Nancy Burke of Bradford, 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 5 sisters, Pearl Johnston, Jean Rouser, Margaret Makin, Elaine Kirsch, and Eileen Trout, one brother Richard Dye.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Ralph E. Morey, Jr. who died in 1977, one daughter, Wilma Thomas who died in 2001, one sister and five brothers.
Friends are invited to call on Monday November 24, 2014 from 3-5pm & 7-9 PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 with Rev. Matt Blake pastor of the Bradford Area Parish officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to West Branch United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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Lehigh County Community Found With Extremely High Radon Levels
DEP Urges Residents to Test for Radon and Attend an Open House
HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is urging residents in the Center Valley area of Lehigh County to have their homes tested for radon. This comes after recent tests by the department and a DEP-certified laboratory revealed that several homes in that area have record high levels.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can enter a home through cracks in the foundation or other openings. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Pennsylvania and causes about 20,000 lung-cancer deaths in the U.S. every year.
Several homes in the Center Valley area were found to have radon levels of over 1,000 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). One specific home tested at 2,750 pCi/L and is one of the highest radon values ever recorded in the state. These levels are hundreds of times more than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action level of 4 pCi/L; a level where a home should be remediated to lower the radon concentration.
“This community serves as an important reminder to all Pennsylvania residents to test their homes for radon,” Acting DEP Secretary Dana Aunkst said. “Protect yourself and your family from this invisible, cancer-causing, radioactive gas.”
Area residents are invited to an open house with DEP’s radon professionals to learn more about this threat and how to mitigate it. The open house will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Upper Saucon Township Municipal Building, 5500 Camp Meeting Rd., Center Valley. Residents will receive lists of area companies certified by DEP to perform radon testing, mitigation and laboratory analysis.
DEP has sent letters to more than 500 Center Valley area residents in the local area with very high radon levels urging them to test their homes. Pennsylvania law prohibits DEP from publicly identifying any private residences radon testing results. The department has, however reached out to the local school district to ensure that radon testing has occurred in the schools.
Testing for radon is the only way to know if a home, school, workplace or other structure has elevated levels of radon. The best time to test is during the cold-weather months when windows and doors are closed and the radon levels are often at their peak. Most test kits can be purchased at hardware or home improvement stores at an average cost of $15 to $25 per test.
While radon problems may be more common in certain regions of the state, the potential exists for any home in Pennsylvania to have high radon levels. Radon has been detected in all 67 counties, making Pennsylvania particularly prone to elevated radon levels. About 40 percent of homes in the state having radon levels above EPA’s action level.
For this reason DEP certifies all radon testers, mitigators and laboratories doing business in the state. This ensures all radon tests performed provide quality results, and those who remediate radon problems do quality work.
For more information about radon, including information on interpreting test results and finding a Pennsylvania-certified radon contractor, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Radon, or call 800-23-RADON.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/21/2014 01:55:00 PM
PITT-BRADFORD CAMPUS TO CLOSE FOR THANKSGIVING
BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will close its offices, and there will be no classes on Thursday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 30, in observance of Thanksgiving.
In addition, there will be no classes on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Offices will reopen, and classes will resume on Monday, Dec. 1.
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Senators Announce Formation of Pennsylvania’s First Rural Regional Community College
According to the legislators, the newly created community college is being established with the goal of offering two-year associate degrees, as well as training and certificate programs to underserved areas of the Commonwealth. Curriculum of the college will be determined by the Board of Trustees, based upon the future workforce needs of the designated region of Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango and Warren counties.
“I am very excited that groundwork for launching the Rural Regional Community College is now in place,” Senator Scarnati stated. “This will be the first community college to offer greatly needed higher educational opportunities to northwestern Pennsylvania. Thanks to input by education, business and community leaders, we have been able to establish a solid foundation for helping students have access to quality, affordable education near their hometowns.”
“This will certainly expand the educational options for students in our region,” Senator Robbins said. “Education is the key to success, and a two-year college program is an excellent option for young people who are looking at job opportunities in many career fields. The truth is it’s also a cost-effective way for students to complete their basic studies at a smaller college before finishing their degree at a larger university.”
“I’m thrilled with the rapid progress on the Rural Regional Community College and I’m grateful for Senator Scarnati’s leadership in making this concept a reality,” Senator Hutchinson said. “The positive effects this college will have on our region cannot be understated – there is an immediate need for quality career and technology education in many rural areas of the Commonwealth. The Rural Regional Community College will help residents of our area get the training and education they need to continue working and living right here in our community.”
Senator Scarnati explained that earlier this year, language from his Senate Bill 1000 to establish the rural regional community college initiative was included in the Fiscal Code (Act 126 of 2014). Senate Bill 1000 was a bi-partisan initiative, based largely on recommendations by a Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) study completed in December 2011.
On August 1st, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) appointed the Educational Consortium of Upper Allegheny (ECUA) as the non-profit entity to assist with designating the community college region to be served, as well as advising PDE on the appointment of members of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Dick McDowell, Chairman of the ECUA Board of Trustees stressed the importance of the new community college.
“Providing people with access, affordability and articulation that a community college can offer will be a tremendous asset to rural Pennsylvania,” Dr. McDowell said. “We are pleased to work with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide advice to help develop a rural higher education system that offers greater accessibility for students at affordable rates.”
Earlier this month, the following 15 individuals were named to serve on the Board of Trustees by PDE Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq.
- Ms. Mary Bula, Collective Impact at United Way of Erie County
- Ms. Nancy Decker, Laurel Technical Institute
- Mrs. Amanda Hetrick, Forest Area School District
- Mr. Robert Kaemmerer, United Refining Company
- Mr. Hank LeMeur, Superior Tire and Rubber Company
- Mrs. Kate Lomax-Brock, Elk Cameron Community Education Council
- Mr. Greg Mahon, Office of the Senate President Pro Tempore
- Dr. Richard McDowell, President Emeritus University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
- Mr. Douglas Morley, Potter County Commissioner
- Mr. Ed Pitchford, Cole Memorial Hospital
- Mr. Louis Radkowski, City of Saint Marys
- Mrs. Susan Snelick, North Central Workforce Investment Board
- Dr. Karen Whitney, Clarion University
- Mr. Dennis Wilke, Precision Manufacturing Institute
- The Honorable Mary Jo White, Former State Senator
The Senators also recognized the contributions of members of the House of Representatives who worked on the measure, especially Representative Martin Causer who introduced a companion bill to SB 1000, which also sought to establish a rural community college program.
“Thanks to the efforts and input of numerous educational, business, community and government leaders, we are now helping to provide students with more tools they can use to access good, family-sustaining jobs. We look forward to witnessing the positive impacts of the college in the years to come.”
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