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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Robert Friedl of Newell Creek Road, Eldred, PA, Announces Candidacy For Ceres Township Supervisor

Robert Friedl of Newell Creek Rd., Eldred, Pa would like to announce that he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Ceres Township Supervisor.

Robert believes that his 40 years in business, both as a Quality Manager and a business owner of 30 years with Advanced Heat Treating Inc., have given him the skills to serve in this capacity. 

His knowledge of business includes interacting with State and Federal programs and agencies, Human Resources and payroll procedures, and general business practice qualify him for this opportunity to serve the citizens of Ceres Township.

Robert is a member of several local sporting and civic organizations and is currently serving as Ceres Township Auditor. 

He would appreciate your vote in the upcoming Democratic primary election.

Sobriety Checkpoint In Roulette Township Nets One DUI Arrest, 3 Traffic Violations & 17 Warnings


Masako T. VANNATTER, 78, of Ulysses, PA

Masako T. VANNATTER, 78, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, April 24, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Born September 11, 1936, in Okinawa, Japan, she was the daughter of Kana and Kama Tsuha. 

She was employed by Galeton Production, C&J Blouse Co., and Ulysses Lumber. 

Surviving are: five children, Keiko (Robert) Sutton of Galeton, PA, Joyce (Richard) Nelson of Andrews Settlement, Robert (Cherie) Vannatter of Mills, PA, James (Kathleen) Vannatter of Blossburg, PA, and Jessie (Brandi Martin) Vannatter of Franklin, OH; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Seikichi Tsuha and Selkhi Tsuha; two sisters, Camako and Setsuko; and longtime companion, John Taylor. 

She was predeceased by a son, Ronnie J. Vannatter; a grandson, James “Jimmy” Vannatter, Jr.; a great-grandson, Skye W. Nelson; and a brother. 

Friends may call Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Marty Zdrojewski will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948 or Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, Ulysses, PA 16948. 

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

Bradford Dispatched To Possible House Fire On Rochester Street

At 8:26 PM on Saturday, Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to a possible house fire at 97 Rochester Street.

Small Beagle loose on Jackson Rd. in Ulysses.

Small Beagle loose on Jackson Rd. in Ulysses. Raising a ruckus. If he is yours, come get him.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM Address: W MAIN STREET EXT and BRANDY CAMP RD City: FOX

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM
Address: W MAIN STREET EXT and BRANDY CAMP RD
City: FOX
Cross Streets: HAYES RD * BRANDY CAMP RD
REPORT ONE VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH--ONE PATIENT
 

Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD; FOX TOWNSHIP AMBULANCE; ST. MARYS MEDIC
4/25/2015 3:58:47 PM

PATIENT TRANSPORTED TO PENN HIGHLANDS ELK

4/25/2015 2:30 PM FIRE / WILDFIRE 320 BAXTER LAKE RD NELSON TWP

4/25/20152:30 PMFIRE / WILDFIRE320 BAXTER LAKE RDNELSON TWP
NELSON & ELKLAND FIRE DEPTS. DISPATCHED
  
Elkland Volunteer Fire Department
14 mins ·
Dispatched @ 14:35 Mutual Aid to Nelson Department 18 for wildfire in 300 block of Baxter Lake Road, Nelson Twp. Patrol 3-4 and Tanker 3-5 responded. On scene report was approximately 1/4 acre contained. Chief 18-10 established Nelson Command and immediately reported fire under control. Fire was reported out within 15-20 minutes. Great job to all personnel that responded and were on scene. All units returned available shortly after fire was reported out.

Duke Center Man Hurt In Friday Morning Tanker Crash That Closed Rt. 59 At The Dam

http://1490newsblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/duke-center-man-hurt-in-crash-that.html

Jay Township Fire Company dispatched back to last night's fire in Benezette

ASSIST-SERVICE CALL
Address: 109 SUMMERSON RD
City: BENEZETTE
Cross Streets: ROUTE 555 * WINSLOW HILL RD
NON-EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Agency: ELK COMPANY 5 FD
4/25/2015 1:14:14 PM

Invisible war: St. Marys Marine’s suicide highlights inner battle

By COLIN DEPPEN 
Era Reporter c.deppen@bradfordera.com
Bradford Era

Friends and family say Cpl. Adam Wolfel returned from the war in Afghanistan a changed man, a battle still raging in his mind.

He rarely slept.

When he did, he was often unrousable.

Awake, his moods fluctuated wildly, described as “hair trigger” and combustible.

To those around him Wolfel seemed increasingly tormented in the years after his deployment.  Read more...

‘Motherhood Out Loud’ to open May 7 in Wellsboro

Playing mothers who have taken their children to the park are Amy DeCamp (left) and Rachel Smith. Also in the scene titled “New in the Motherhood” is Sara Crane (not shown).
Celebrate Mother’s Day by going on a “humorous and spirited” journey through motherhood and family with Hamilton-Gibson’s production of “Motherhood Out Loud.”
Performances of the 90-minute show will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 7, 8 and 9 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Mother’s Day - Sunday, May 10, at the Warehouse Theatre on Central Avenue in Wellsboro, next door to The Native Bagel.

Director Thomas Putnam said, “Anyone who is a mother or has a mother, grandmother, stepmother, foster mother or someone like a mother in his or her life will appreciate the humor and emotions expressed in this play. It is offbeat, edgy, funny and moving and shares truths and wisdom that unite us as human beings.

“If it were a film, ‘Motherhood’ would get a PG-13 rating because it is not a show for children under 13. They will not have the life experience necessary to understand it. High school students and adults will,” Putnam said.

Produced by Hamilton-Gibson, the play is a series of 20 short scenes created by 12 female and 2 male writers. This portrait of motherhood looks at all facets of family.

In one scene, mom (Amy DeCamp) struggles to fit in with other moms (Rachel Smith and Sara Crane) as their children play in the park. The scene is 99 percent comedy with a pearl of wisdom.

In another (DeCamp, Coleen Evert and Kacy Hagen) play three mothers trying to cope with awkward teen-related topics. DeCamp said, “The topics are tough ones for parents and kids. Almost everyone can relate to this. The line I used with my parents to preempt conversations like these was: ‘I had health class.’ For the record, it didn’t work.”

Rachel Smith plays a new mom. In the monologue she tells her one-month-old baby about the day of her birth. Smith said, “It’s a heartfelt story with funny lines sprinkled throughout. All parents can relate to it.”

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. shows on all three nights are $18 for adults and $7 for students. The Sunday matinee is Pay-What-You-Can.

“Motherhood” is sponsored in part by Mountain Valley Realty, LLC.

For more information or tickets, call Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

Unique exhibition to open with reception May 3 in Wellsboro

Chad Andrews of Montoursville is shown with his silicone polymer drawing titled "Soft Backhoe #3 — The Weight of Delicacy." In January of this year, he used pins to install this eight-foot by seven-foot by 1.5-inch drawing made of silicone and Mylar at the University of North Carolina's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery at Asheville.

WELLSBORO PA — On Sunday, May 3, from 2-4 p.m., a unique exhibit by artist Chad Andrews of Montoursville will open at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro.

The only way to enjoy Andrews’ artwork is to stop in and see the drawings. No one can “own” them.

Titled “Soil, Plows and Flowers,” his exhibition will feature 10 to 20 of his silicone polymer works that portray how mankind manipulates earth and how nature balances those actions. Also included will be some of his mixed media pieces.

By the time his exhibit opens at the Gmeiner, Andrews will have spent about six months completing his silicone polymer drawing process, including several days for the installation.

The process begins with him playing out ideas and themes by doing a lot of drawings in his sketchbook. Andrews next creates sharpie drawings to scale on plastic for the exhibit. He then covers each sharpie drawing with clear plastic and draws the images again, this time in silicone caulking like people buy at the hardware store.

He said, “As I draw the images with the silicone, I add more to them. Then I pin the silicone drawings to the walls. During this stage, I am editing and changing the drawings to work in the space where I am placing them. When I’m done, the silicone lines appear to be floating.”

On the wall, his silicone polymer artwork pieces look like three dimensional line etchings of gestural forms. At the Gmeiner, these forms will be of tractors with different plowing attachments and flowers. “The drawings will make the gallery look like my sketchbook,” he noted.

The exhibit and the May 3 reception, hosted by the Wednesday Morning Musicales, are free to the public.

Monday, May 4 through Sunday, May 24, the free exhibit will be open daily from 2-5 p.m.

When the exhibit ends, the silicone will be ripped off the pins and discarded. “The drawings can’t be saved. My silicone installations are ephemeral.”

An instructor in printmaking and two-dimensional design at Bloomsburg University, Andrews‘ private studio, Studio Paper+ is in the Pajama Factory in Williamsport. He works in mixed media combining oil painting, printmaking and drawing techniques.

For information, call the Gmeiner at 570-724-1917.


You are invited to a Character Breakfast!

 The Port Allegany School District production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast characters - Belle, Beast, Gaston, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Chip and Babette will be on hand Saturday, May 2

from 8 - 10 a.m. at the Port Allegany High School Cafeteria. Cost is $5 per person and $15 for parties of four or more. The continental breakfast will include muffins, fruit, juice and coffee.

 Reservations are required. Stop by the elementary music room or school district office by Friday, May 1.

Digital Upgrade Complete At Coudersport Theatre; Grand Re-Opening May 1st

The Coudersport Theatre will hold its grand re-opening on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the usual time, 7:30 pm.

The first digital-quality movie will be Furious 7, a fast-paced action film which is the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Furious 7 features the regular cast from the action series and marks the final screen appearance of Paul Walker, who died in a car accident before filming was completed. Since its release on April 2, 2015, the film has achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success.

Leak at food warehouse causes local shortages

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

A perishable food shortage could be over early next week at grocery stores across the region, a week after a big wholesale distributor from New York state sustained an ammonia leak that resulted in more than a $1 million loss of products.

The colorless, gaseous leak at the Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative Inc. of Westons Mills, N.Y., at about 3:30 a.m. April 20 resulted in the disposal an of unknown quantity of dairy, meat and produce and forced area store officials to temporarily order certain products elsewhere, according to Bob Ketchner, president and CEO of the cooperative food distributor. Dry good supplies were not impacted.  Read more...

The Castaways Relay For Life Team is holding a chicken barbecue this Saturday, May 2

The Castaways Relay For Life Team is holding a chicken barbecue this Saturday, May 2, at the former Wellsboro Agway on Route 6 near Wellsboro. The price is $7 per half. The chicken halves will be ready for pickup between 10:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society through the Relay For Life Of Tioga County. 

To place an advance order, contact Colleen Johnson at 570-916-9357 or email her at colleen.johnson@hmacusa.com.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Corp in Delmar Twp, Tioga County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-04-15 to Seneca Resources Corp in Delmar Twp, Tioga county. 91.33A - Failure to notify DEP of pollution incident. No phone call made forthwith
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to D &Amp; M Energy Llc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-04-22 to D &Amp; M Energy Llc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. OGA 3211(G) - Failure to post the well permit number and the operator's name, address and phone number at the well site during construction of the access road, site preparation and during drilling, operating or alteration of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to D &Amp; M Energy Llc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-04-22 to D &Amp; M Energy Llc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. OGA 3211(G) - Failure to post the well permit number and the operator's name, address and phone number at the well site during construction of the access road, site preparation and during drilling, operating or alteration of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to D &Amp; M Energy Llc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-04-22 to D &Amp; M Energy Llc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. OGA 3211(G) - Failure to post the well permit number and the operator's name, address and phone number at the well site during construction of the access road, site preparation and during drilling, operating or alteration of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Historian, songwriter to present program on Civilian Conservation Corps

At the Deane Center in Wellsboro, Bill Jamerson will be singing songs he has written and telling stories about life in the Civilian Conservation Corps he has been told during CCC reunions and conventions.
Historian and songwriter Bill Jamerson of Escanaba, Michigan will share stories about the Civilian Conservation Corps on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Deane Center’s Grand Community Room at 104 Main Street, Wellsboro.

He has been giving live programs about the CCC to children and adults since 2002. His is the first program in the Deane Center’s History Comes Alive series.

Jamerson will be dressed as a dollar-a-day boy as he tells stories, plays guitar and sings songs he has written. The information is based on firsthand accounts about life in the Civilian Conservation Corps he has gathered at CCC reunions and conventions. “His stories are as historically important as they are entertaining,” said Kevin Connelly, Deane Center executive director.

During the show, Jamerson will also share video clips from his 1992 documentary film “Camp Forgotten – The Civilian Conservation Corps in Michigan,” which aired on 58 public television stations nationwide and excerpts from his book “Big Shoulders,” a historical novel published in 2007 about the extra-ordinary individuals in the CCC. He went on to write and produce 10 more documentaries.

There are often pleasant surprises at his shows when some of the people attending tell CCC stories and bring photos and memorabilia.

As a youngster, Jamerson developed a love for history by listening to his grandfather talk about life in the lumberjack camps and living through the Great Depression.

From 1933 to 1942, CCC camps operated across the United States, including in Tioga County, Pa.

About 600,000 World War I veterans and 2.6 million young unmarried men, 17 to 28 who could not find jobs enlisted in the CCC public relief program designed to put them back to work. They were given a place to sleep, food to eat, clothes to wear and paid $1 a day in return for the work they did.

They logged trees and planted new ones, built walls and dams and a network of public roadways, and upgraded or built hundreds of state parks across the country. Among them were Leonard Harrison and Colton Point state parks, near Wellsboro.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children under 12 with an adult will be admitted free.

For information or tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com. For $60, adults can buy a ticket package to attend all five shows in the series. Ticket packages are also available for organizations.

Addams Family auditions are May 13 & 14

Hamilton-Gibson Productions is holding auditions at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 13 and 14 for its summer musical, “The Addams Family.”
The auditions will be at the Warehouse Theatre on Central Avenue, next to the Native Bagel in Wellsboro. The characters range in age from 10 to adult in the show about this beloved and kooky family.

Artistic Director Thomas Putnam said, “Singing is required for all roles in this musical comedy. Actors do not have to have great voices, just good, strong ones.”

Lucas Beineke and Wednesday Addams are 19-year-olds in love. He sings pop tenor vocals and she, strong pop belt vocals.

Their parents, Gomez and Morticia Addams and Mal and Alice Beineke are in their 40s or 50s. Gomez adores his wife and is proud of his children. He loves being an Addams. Mal is a stuffy father and exasperated husband. The two men have tenor voices. A strong dancer with a dry wit and alto voice is needed to play Morticia, a sultry, attractive woman who is the strength of her family. Alice, a soprano, is a quirky female who often speaks in rhyme.

Wednesday’s brother, Puglsey Addams is 10 to 12 years old. His voice has not yet changed. A strong, husky boy, he loves being tortured by his sister and takes matters into his own hands with her new boyfriend.

An energetic, joyous, child-like presence, Uncle Fester is larger than life. He is a vaudeville style comedian who sings tenor.

Grandma is a feisty, quirky 102-year-old woman. She is fun but don’t mess with her. A person with strong, character vocals is needed for this role.

Lurch, the Addams family butler, is a tall man who knows it all, moves slowly and sings in a low bass voice.

The Addams Ancestors, an ensemble of five men and five women, form the chorus of singer-dancers.

The show dates are Friday through Sunday, July 17-19 and Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25.

For more information, call 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

Cuba, New Hudson Dispatched For 4 Wheeler / vehicle Crash

At 10:30 AM on Saturday, Cuba and New Hudson have been dispatched to a vehicle vs 4 wheeler accident near 7424 County Road 7A. Caller reports 2 persons on the 4 wheeler, one in the vehicle. Mercyflight has been requested to stand by and cancelled by responders on scene.
10:51 AM--STATE POLICE ON SCENE REPORT NO INJURIES.

Spring Antique & Collectible Show & Sale At PA Lumber Museum Visitor Center April 25 & 26

STRUCTURE FIRE--CAMP IN BENEZETTE


WORKING STRUCTURE FIRE-CAMP
Address: 109 SUMMERSON RD, 1/2 MILE OFF RT. 155
City: BENEZETTE
Cross Streets: ROUTE 555 * WINSLOW HILL RD

Agency: BENNETTS VALLEY AMBULANCE; ELK COMPANY 16 FD; ELK COMPANY 5 FD; ELK COMPANY 3
4/25/2015 2:19:29 AM


REPORT FULLY INVOLVED SINGLE STORY CAMP ON FIRE; EVERYONE IS OUT OF THE STRUCTURE. ONE PERSON IS REPORTED TO HAVE SUFFERED SMOKE INHALATION.

Smethport Dispatched For Kitchen Fire With Burn Victim

At 1:18 AM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Dept. & Priority Care Ambulance have been dispatched to 5304 Rt. 46 for a kitchen fire. A female has suffered burns. Caller reports grease fire on stove. Responder reports fire is extinguished.

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Certified Nurses Aides

www.colememorial.org

Zito Media Seeking Part Time Outbound Sales Representatives In Coudersport Area

careers@zitomedia.com

Port Beverage Now Open Sundays 12 to 5 / Monday thru Saturday, 9 to 7

Spring Consignment Auction Saturday, April 25th At Daniel A. Carter, Inc., Allegany, NY

www.carterauctions.com
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First Citizens Community Bank Accepting Applications For Part-Time Teller Position In Ulysses

employment@firstcitizensbank.com

Short Notice Pig Board Sale Sunday, April 26th, At Carter Farm, Allegany, NY

Potter County Home For Sale With 1-1/2 Acres, Reduced To $79,500.

http://solomonsphotos.blogspot.com/2015/04/4-bedroom-home-with-1-12-acres-in.html

Darlene J. Sitler Auditoriuim Dedication April 26th At Northern Potter HIgh School

Free Candidate Announcements Available Until April 30th

Cathy Bowers Seeking Republican Nomination For Potter County Commissioner In May 19th Primary

Earn Affordable & Transferrable Gannon University College Credits Locally This Summer

Firearms, Collector Knives & More Up For Online Auction Until April 29, 2015

papropertyauctions.com

4-24/25 4 Family Garage Sale, Eldred

Friday, April 24, 2015

Recalls

Alpine Sausage Kitchen Recalls Beef And Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Alpine Sausage Kitchen, an Albuquerque, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,350 pounds of beef and pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

WJAC Has More On Man Who Is Charged Wiuth Burning St. Marys Store

Shinglehouse Dispatched To Assist EMS

At 11:39 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. dispatched to assist ambulance with a structural rescue at North Union Street.

Diane Ullman, 66, of 525 Bucktail Trail Hwy, Driftwood, PA

Diane Ullman, 66, of 525 Bucktail Trail Hwy, Driftwood, PA died at her residence on Friday (April 24, 2015) afternoon.

She was born March 6, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA a daughter of the late Rohland and Marjorie Benedict Sarman.

On September 30, 1966 in Elkton, MD she married John "Bud" Ullman, who survives.

Diane moved to Cameron County in 1984. Her and her husband Bud were the owners of the former Sterling Run Tavern for over 21 years, retiring in March of 2014. She enjoyed trips around the scenic Cameron County mountains.

Surviving
In addition to her husband John "Bud" Ullman
Son: Casey Ullman, Emporium
Son: Charles Ullman, Emporium
Son: Donald Ullman, Emporium
Son: John Ullman, Burlington, NJ
2 Grandchildren: Lexie & Logan Ullman
Sister: Sandy (Jim) Wills, Philadelphia
Brother: Rohland Sarman, Emporium
Brother: Jack Sarman, of the Pocano's

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Rohland and Marjorie Benedict Sarman

There will be No Visitation & Services are Private.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Zito Media Seeking Housekeeper For Corporate Headquarters In Coudersport

careers@zitomedia.com

Local Lender Distributes $700,000 in Cash Patronage to Coudersport Customer-Owners

AgChoice Loan Officer and Forest Products Specialist Nathan Meiser (left) meets with John Claar (center) and Kimberly Claar (right) of John Claar Excavating, Inc. to deliver a patronage check.

COUDERSPORT – AgChoice Farm Credit is pleased to announce that $700,000 in cash patronage has been distributed to its customer-owners in the Coudersport branch territory based on 2014 profits. Returning profits to its customers in the form of patronage is a unique benefit to AgChoice’s cooperative structure and complements the Association’s shared purpose statement of Inspiring Growth in Our Families, Businesses and Rural Communities. Patronage distributions totaled $17.0 million this spring across AgChoice’s service territory, which includes 52 counties in Pennsylvania and four counties in West Virginia.

AgChoice earnings support AgChoice’s patronage program as well as many other initiatives for the benefit of its customers. AgChoice’s patronage model allows the organization to build capital and be profitable while providing a mechanism to return profits over time to its customer-owners.

The AgChoice Board of Directors strongly supports sharing the Association’s financial success with its stockholders. “As an Association, we want to make sure we continue to grow larger and stronger with long-term sustainability and are proud to have our customer-owners share in Association profits,” said Dennis Spangler, chairman of the Board and owner and operator of Harmony Springs Farm in New Berlin, Pa. “We know that the impact of AgChoice’s patronage goes beyond the $17.0 million returned to our customer-owners. These dollars have a significant multiplier effect, substantially contributing to rural economies throughout our service territory helping to grow our families, businesses and rural communities.”

Paying patronage to AgChoice customers has been an integral part of AgChoice’s way of doing business since it was created in 1999. AgChoice has paid patronage to customer-owners every year since then, distributing $210.6 million in cash.

In addition to paying patronage, AgChoice continues to build on programs that benefit its customer-owners and recognizes the importance of sharing knowledge and information so operations can be more successful. As a result, it developed a Knowledge Center to provide customers with new resources, tools and educational opportunities to help enhance business and management skills. Furthermore, the Association also offers business consulting, transition/succession planning, credit life insurance, crop insurance, human resources management consulting, leases for equipment and buildings, accounting, record, payroll and tax services and much more. The goal at AgChoice is to offer its customers knowledgeable advice through trained employees, the right tools, services and solutions so they can achieve their financial goals and dreams.

AgChoice Farm Credit’s Coudersport branch office services more than $55.4 million in total loan volume for agricultural, forest products and rural customers in Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter counties in Pennsylvania as well as forest products customers across its service territory. To learn more about AgChoice Farm Credit and its financial programs, visit www.agchoice.com.



Ruth F. Derrick, 92, Russell, PA

Ruth F. Derrick,
Ruth F. Derrick

Ruth F. Derrick, 92, Russell, PA, died Friday, April 24, 2015 at Warren Manor Nursing Home. 

She was born in Ulysses, PA on October 5, 1922 to the late Leon and Ellen Greene Spencer.

Ruth has resided in Russell, PA since 1993 moving there from Warren, PA and was a former resident of Bradford, PA, Mayville, NY, and Carrabelle, FL. She was employed with the former Speer Resistor located in Bradford, PA working in the Quality Control Department. Ruth was a member of the East End Presbyterian Church of Bradford, PA. Ruth enjoyed crocheting and reading.

She is survived by her daughter - Dawn Higgins-Ford, and her husband, Gary A., of Bear Lake, PA, 1 Granddaughter - Michelle Lynn Smith and her husband, Ivan of Russell, Pa.
1 Great Granddaughter - Tequila Corbley of Falconer, N.Y., 1 Great Grandson - Ivan Smith, III of Russell, Pa., 1 Great Great Granddaughter - Angela Harding and 1 Great Great Grandson – Ryan Harding both of Falconer, N.Y.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis M. "Fran" Derrick whom she married July 25, 1941 in Ulysses, PA, who died August 28, 1998, 1 Grandson - Martin Higgins, 1 Son -in-law, Kenneth Higgins, 2 Sisters - Agnes Brown, Esther Oridway, 3 Brothers - Alfred, Charles and Walter Spencer.

Friends will be received at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. when a funeral and committal service will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Morris, Pastor of Wrightsville Community Church.
Interment will be in McKean Memorial Park, Mt. Alton, Pa.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Wrightsville Community Church, P.O. Box 105, Pittsfield, PA. 16340. 

 E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

PITT-BRADFORD STUDENTS HEAD OFF TO GRADUATE SCHOOL, WORK

Photo shows University of Pittsburgh at Bradford graduates Eric Marasco, a business management major who will be working at American Refining Group, and Sarah Moore, a general studies major who is a marketing specialist for Control Chief Corp. They are both from Bradford. The photo is by Alan Hancock.


BRADFORD, Pa. -- Some University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students may be seeing quite a bit of each other even after they graduate on Sunday, having been hired by the same employer or headed to the same graduate school.

Max Asinger, a business management and computer information systems major from Bradford, will be a programmer analyst at Zippo Manufacturing Co. while working on a Master of Business Administration at St. Bonaventure University.

Among his co-workers at Zippo will be fellow computer information systems and technology majors Nathan Debockler of Port Allegany, who will also be a programmer analyst, and Daniel Yeager of Rew, will work as a systems support analyst.

Another trio of students will be staying close to their alma mater by working at American Refining Group in Bradford.

Lincoln Dorward, a computer information systems and technology major from Bradford, will work as an information technology services technician; Rachelle Heffner, a human relations major, will be a customer service representative; and Eric Marasco, a business management major, will also work at ARG while pursuing a master’s degree at St. Bonaventure.

Three sports medicine majors -- Joey Buchanic of Murrysville, Kayla O’Brien of Russell, and Devon Welch of Ulster – are all headed to Gannon University to study toward a master’s degree in exercise science.

Some students with local connections will go on to graduate school. Sara Bova, a history-political science major from Bradford, will attend American Military University to earn a master’s degree in intelligence studies.

Nikki Kellogg, a criminal justice major from Cuba, N.Y., will attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Law to study international and human rights.

Jessica Martin, a sports medicine major, will attend Villa Maria College in Buffalo, N.Y., to become a physical therapy assistant.

Other students with local connections will be going straight to work, such as broadcast communications major Joshua Bower of Ellicottville, N.Y., who will join WGWE radio in Salamanca, N.Y., and attend Umpire School in Florida.

Renee Carter of Warren, an environmental studies major, will go to work with the Department of Agriculture in Erie.

Janelle Gilmore, an early education major from Kane, will work in the unique education program at Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps in Knox, an agency that combines education with public service to build homes, teach computer skills, take on environmental projects and more.

Megan Mesler, a criminal justice major from Shinglehouse, will work with Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems.

Oluwatomi Ogundayo, an environmental studies major from Bradford, will teach English for the government in Madrid, Spain.

Several nursing majors will be headed to area hospitals: Melissa Dibble of Smethport and Danielle Schoonover-Wils of Bradford, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport; and Jodi Irons of Bradford, Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Among students joining the military are Torrey Johnson, an entrepreneurship major from Eldred, who will become an active duty U.S. Army ordinance officer. Environmental studies major Calvin Pfeil of Bradford will be joining the U.S. Navy nuclear program.

Other graduates who have their plans set include Chuanyn “Moose” Chen, a computer information systems and technology major who will attend Carnegie-Mellon University to earn a master’s degree in computer science and e-commerce.

Mariah Cole, a biology major from Milan, Pa., will attend the University of Pittsburgh for a Master of Science degree in microbiology and infectious diseases.

Brittni Cumberland, an environmental studies major from Effort, will attend the Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology to earn a master’s degree in environmental health and safety management. She also will be a graduate assistant in the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at RIT.

Hunter Ferris, a sports medicine major from Emlenton, will work toward becoming a doctor of chiropractic at the New York College of Chiropractic in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Michael Moran, a history-political science major from White Haven, is headed to Michigan State Law School.

Ashley Young, a broadcast communications major from Philadelphia, will spend her summer as a film and media intern in Mumbai, India, before heading this fall to the Savannah (Ga.) College of Art and Design to work on a master’s degree in film and television production.

Masako T. VANNATTER, 78, of Ulysses, PA

Masako T. VANNATTER, 78, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, April 24, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

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

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

Lane Restrictions Coming Monday for entire Route 220 Project in Clinton County

Lock Haven, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s roadway improvement work on Route 220 near Lock Haven re-started last month. At that time, long term lane restrictions were placed on the southern end of the project near Lock Haven, closing the left/passing lanes in each direction. On Monday, April 27, long-term lane restrictions will extend through the northern section of the project, with the left/passing lanes closed each direction between McElhattan and Pine Creek.

PennDOT will issue updates on the project as necessary. Begun in 2014, repairs will improve the ride quality of the roadway surface and extend the useful life of the pavement. The work was made possible by Act 89.

Improvements will address approximately 7.5 miles of roadway and include patching and overlay, along with bridge repairs. Other work will include guide rail updates, shoulder work, strip seal dams and miscellaneous items. The work zone stretches from just south of Lock Haven, north for approximately 2.7 miles and includes a section from McEllhattan to Avis. Ramps at Salona, Mill Hall, Lock Haven, McElhattan, and Avis will see improvements as part of the project.

The contract also includes improvements on a small section of Route 477 (Long Run Road) near Salona and the bridge work on Route 2015 (Mill Hall Road) near Mill Hall.

HRI, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $16.9 million project, which is expected to be complete by mid-October. PennDOT reminds motorists to be cautious when driving through work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

Headline Harrisburg From State Representative Matt Gabler

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Friday, April 24, 2015
The latest news from the State Capitol 

My Legislation on the Move –
Three pieces of legislation I am sponsoring are on the move in the legislative process:

 • House Bill 263 – Passed unanimously by the House this week, this bill would allow the Pennsylvania Game Commission to institute the use of air, chemical or gas cylinder-powered firearms for hunting. These weapons would only be used to hunt in specific seasons or for specific species. The commission, however, would determine whether or not use of them is prudent with today’s technology.  
 • House Bill 342 – Passed unanimously by the House this week, this legislation adds school director to the list of elective offices whose candidates would need to obtain 10 signatures on a nominating petition in order to be placed on a primary election ballot. This clears up an inconsistency in state law. 
 • House Bill 504 – Passed overwhelmingly by the House Finance Committee this week, this legislation would amend the Tax Reform Code to exclude the purchase of machinery and equipment used in timbering. This would address an inconsistency and give timber harvesters the same tax break that crop and dairy farmers receive. 

Limiting the Federal Government –
The House State Government Committee recently held a hearing to examine House Resolution 63, which I am sponsoring. Under my legislation, Pennsylvania would apply to the federal government to be part of a limited convention as provided for under Article V of the United States Constitution. At least two-thirds (34) of the states would have to make this application in order for a convention to be convened.

I wrote this resolution because I frequently hear concerns from constituents about the disturbing size and scope of the federal government. With federal agencies regularly overstepping their rightful authority, and a national debt nearing $18 trillion, it is important to discuss how we can try to put regular citizens back in control of our republic. House Resolution 63 offers one possible means of helping return our federal government to its rightful role. A recording of the hearing is available on my website, RepGabler.com.
 

On March 27, I traveled to the Pittsburgh Technical Institute to participate in a program entitled “Broadening the Energy Industry in Pennsylvania.” The discussion focused on how Pennsylvania can take advantage of our abundance of natural gas in order to build a thriving, diverse economy.

Doing so means not merely focusing on drilling, but rather post-drilling derivatives such as petrochemicals, natural gas vehicles, expanded manufacturing capability and small business growth. Of particular interest was the discussion about how small businesses and local communities benefit from the development of local energy resources.


Recognizing Our Future Leaders –
Congratulations to Austin Frey, who received his Eagle Scout Award last Sunday at the Knights of Columbus, St. Marys. 

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Certified Nurses Aides

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Chamber Bucks Redemption Centers Growing

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce officials confirm nearly 40 businesses accept the chamber bucks gift certificates. “Gasoline to groceries can be purchased using the gift certificates,” according to executive director, Tina Solak. The certificates are only available at the chamber office and spend like cash.

Each year the number of gift certificates used at locations throughout the area continues to climb. In 2014 more than $3300.00 spent at locally owned businesses. In just the first 3 months of 2015 the amount cashed in topping the $2300.00 mark.

Employers are encouraged to consider issuing Chamber Bucks as bonuses. The chamber will personalize the gift certificates and include an envelope ready for giving at no extra charge. Chamber Bucks make wonderful gifts for that hard to buy person on the list.

Chamber members can become redeemable sites by calling the chamber office. They are used like cash and then presented to the chamber for full payment. Chamber Bucks are available year round and can be purchased over the phone and mailed to recipients.

Zito Media Seeking Part Time Outbound Sales Representatives In Coudersport Area

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Coudersport Ambulance To East Second Street

At 6:22 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to East Second Street for a person fallen.

Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer Seeking Republican Nomination For McKean County District Attorney


McKean County attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer has announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for the office of McKean County District Attorney in the May 19th primary. 

In announcing her candidacy, Ms. Vettenburg-Shaffer said:
“The effective prosecution of crime is not a political issue. The effective prosecution of crime requires energy, commitment and ability. It is time for a change in the District Attorney’s Office. The trial performance of the incumbent’s office is infirm and is unacceptable. The voters of McKean County deserve better—far better.”

“In the first quarter of 2015, sixty-six (66%) of defendants who went to trial in McKean County were found not guilty of all charges or of the most serious charges. In 2014, nearly 6 out of every 10 defendants who went to trial were found not guilty of all charges or of the most serious charges. In 2014, thirty (30%) of defendants who went to trial were found not guilty of all charges or were otherwise cleared of any wrongdoing.” 

“The incumbent has personally tried only one-fifth (1/5) of all trials which took place from January 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015. Instead, he has assigned most of the trial work to two less-experienced and over-worked assistants. The incumbent tried no cases in the first quarter of 2015.” 

“The County needs a District Attorney who is willing to try more than just a handful of cases each year. We need an active—and successful--trial District Attorney. I will be that District Attorney.” 

“The trial performance of the incumbent’s office has failed the citizens of McKean County.”
“Of the 7 cases that he tried in 2014, 5 of the defendants (71%) were found not guilty of all charges or not guilty of the most serious charges. Three (3) of those 5 losses involved defendants who were charged with serious sex offenses, including rape, rape of children, and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.” 

“In the three 2014 sex crime trials which were handled by the incumbent, the defendants were found not guilty on 24 felony counts. Two (2) other felony counts were dismissed. In his three 2014 sex crime trials, the incumbent secured guilty verdicts on only 6 of 32 felony counts. Thus, in his three 2014 sex crime trials, the incumbent obtained felony guilty verdicts only 19% of the time.”

“Under the incumbent’s watch, 14 sex crimes cases went to trial from January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2015. In those 14 sex crimes trials, all but 3 of the defendants were found not guilty of all crimes or not guilty of the most serious crimes—a loss rate greater than 75%. Further, the incumbent’s office lost 4 (80%) of the 5 rape/serious sex offense cases that it tried from January 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015. The victims in those cases were women and children.”

“In 2014, two cases were decided at trial by judgment of acquittal. This means that, in two of the cases tried by the Commonwealth, the Court dismissed the charges after the Commonwealth rested. In other words, the Commonwealth’s cases were so weak that the defendants were discharged—without ever having to present a defense. This should never happen.”

“Last year, the incumbent’s office lost a case to an unrepresented defendant where the person was found not guilty of the most serious offenses and only convicted of two minor charges. In other words, the incumbent’s office lost to a defendant that did not have an attorney. This should never happen.”

“In 2014, the Commonwealth took a case to jury trial where the defendant was charged with taking $4.50 of Tide pods cleaning tablets. The Commonwealth lost. Should this case have been tried? If so, is this the type of outcome that the citizens of McKean County should expect?”
“An efficient and effective prosecutor’s office should have a trial conviction rate of 85-90%.”
“Failed prosecutions betray victims and waste good police work. It is better that a criminal not be accused until the evidence supports a conviction, than that he be acquitted. 

We need a District Attorney’s Office that thoroughly investigates, evaluates—and timely prepares—its cases. I have the energy, the commitment to exacting preparation, and the experience that are necessary to reverse the incumbent’s unacceptable trial results and to ensure a much higher rate of trial conviction. It will be a demanding task. I respectfully ask you to join me in this mission. 

“I am the most experienced candidate for District Attorney. I have personally handled—not merely overseen--hundreds of criminal cases. The simple fact is that I was practicing criminal law before my opponent graduated from law school. In fact, I was named Assistant Special Public Defender of McKean County in the year my opponent graduated from law school.”

“My opponent contends that, while he has been District Attorney, 96% of all cases prosecuted have resulted in conviction or ARD. The public should know that is because more than 96% of defendants accept a plea agreement in exchange for some consideration, such as a lesser sentence or a less-serious crime. Approximately only 3% of all cases ultimately go to trial.” 

“However, it is the trial performance of the District Attorney’s office that ensures the Commonwealth’s ability to secure appropriate guilty plea agreements. If, as the experience of the last 2 ¼ years has shown, defendants know they have an excellent chance of being found not guilty at trial, many more defendants will choose to go to trial.”

“My opponent claims that he achieved 3 first-degree murder convictions. However, in each of those instances, the defendants made complete confessions of their guilt and all accepted plea agreements. None of those cases went to trial. It is generally acknowledged that it is less difficult to secure a criminal conviction--when the defendant has made a complete confession.”

“I am the most hard-working candidate. My parents did not graduate high school but encouraged me to pursue higher education. To accomplish this, I worked while attending high school, college and law school. I drove to Buffalo nearly every day to attend law school while working for McKean County. I was a caseworker for the County until I graduated law school. I am married to Brian Shaffer. I have resided in McKean County for 21 years and have practiced criminal law for 11 years. I am a partner in the law firm of Clarke & Shaffer, LLP. Since 2006, I have been appointed, by the Court, to be the McKean County Guardian Ad Litem with the responsibility of representing the welfare of the County’s dependent children. I have represented more than 400 children involved in the child welfare system. Since 2007, I have been the Special Assistant Public Defender of McKean County with responsibility for representing the County’s indigent criminal defendants.” 

“I am in the courtroom nearly every day and have advised numerous clients. I place high value on case preparation. From the onset, I thoroughly investigate and evaluate each case by talking directly with clients, with law enforcement, with victims, and with witnesses.”

“This will be my pledge to you as your District Attorney. The approach of early, thorough investigation and evaluation will, ultimately, serve the interests of justice and resolve cases efficiently. Early investigation and case preparation will result in the correct charges being filed and in more convictions.”

“Both as a private attorney and as a Public Defender, I have a thorough knowledge of the McKean County justice system. I have an abiding attention to detail and a constant commitment to meticulous preparation. I have a compassion for victims and a passion for justice. I believe that I am the best candidate for District Attorney because I have the commitment, the experience, and the ability to better serve the people of McKean County.”

“With your support in the May 19th Republican primary, we will reform the District Attorney’s Office and we will improve its results for the benefit of all law- abiding citizens. I vigorously represent my clients and I will vigorously represent the Commonwealth and the citizens of McKean County.”

Sobriety Check Point This Weekend

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H-G takes second at regional contest; Iseri wins excellence in acting award

Linda Iseri took the excellence in acting award at ESTAFest. She is shown with Noyes Lawton who plays her son Jimmy in a scene from “Miracle” involving a toaster.
Hamilton-Gibson Productions took second place at the Eastern States Theatre Association Festival, the regional community theater competition held April 17-19 in La Plata, Maryland.
As the second place finisher, H-G will not go on to compete at the American Association of Community Theatre’s national contest. This year, that competition is being held June 23-28 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to Thomas Putnam. He is the artistic director of Hamilton-Gibson Productions, a community performing arts group based in Wellsboro. “Only the first place winners at each of the 10 regional events go on to compete at the national level,” he said.

At ESTAFest, Linda Iseri, who played Clara in H-G’s 57-minute version of Tom Dudzick’s “Miracle on South Division Street,” earned the “excellence in acting” award. According to the criteria, she interpreted her character well, made her character believable and was technically skillful.

“Miracle” is a comedy about a Roman Catholic Polish-American family that has maintained a shrine for 70 years. Clara is the daughter of the man who built the shrine. Noyes Lawton, Johna Neal and Kerry Miller played Clara’s three grown children, Jimmy, Ruth and Bev respectively. Miller earned the excellence in acting award at the state contest.

ESTAFest hosted eight plays selected at community theatre competitions held in Delaware, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania.

“The whole ESTAFest experience was very gratifying and educational...and a lot of fun,” said Putnam.

“Just like PACTFest, the judges gave us their thoughts about our show immediately following our performance. The adjudication was extremely helpful; not just for our production of ‘Miracle’ but also for other productions we will be doing in the future.

“Right now we have no plans to enter in 2016. It’s a lot of work, effort and expense so we don’t jump into it lightly,” he noted.

Ten H-G people attended ESTAFest. “We left at different times for Maryland on Thursday, April 16. Our technical rehearsal was Friday, April 17 at 1 p.m. and our performance was at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18. We were told Sunday, April 19, during the awards brunch that we had taken second place and Linda had won the excellence in acting award,” Putnam concluded.

Galeton / Wellsboro Dispatched To Head-On Crash With Injuries


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3:55 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT5440 ROUTE 6SHIPPEN TWP

At 3:55 PM on Friday, Galeton & Wellsboro Fire Rescue & Ambulances dispatched to Rt. 6 in front of the Burning Barrel Restaurant for a two vehicle head-on crash with injuries.

Potter County High School Job Fair 2015


Downstate Attorney Asks Feds To Investigate Excessive Force By Troopers


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PA State Police Detail Many Of The Scams Being Used To Steal Your Money & Information

 
 
 
COMMUNITY AWARENESS BULLETIN 002-15: Social Engineering, Phishing Attacks and Online Scams.
 
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This Community Awareness Bulletin is provided to the public as part of an increased effort by the Pennsylvania State Police to share important information concerning the safety and security of the citizens we serve. These bulletins will be disseminated as necessary, and will contain information regarding emerging crime trends and safety issues that could impact our communities. The Pennsylvania State Police remains committed to working hand-in-hand with the public to reduce crime and improve the overall quality of life in our communities.

Eldred Dispatched For Wildfire

At 2:58 PM on Friday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. had been dispatched to the area of 6182 Rt. 446 North for a wildfire.

3:04 PM--CHIEF REPORTS FIRE OUT--RECALLED

CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND

Wellsboro, PA – The Board of Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CZNC), has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share. The dividend is payable on May 15, 2015 to shareholders of record as of May 4, 2015. Declaration of the dividend was made at the April 23, 2015 meeting of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Lycoming, Potter, Cameron and McKean counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and South Hornell, NY. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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Temporary Speed Reduction in Effect on Route 120 Job in Elk County

Elk County

Ridgway, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s roadway improvement work on Route 120 between Ridgway and St Marys began last month. Although crews continue to work, the current quality of the roadway surface has made a temporary speed reduction necessary. Drivers will now find a speed limit posting of 35 miles-per-hour through the construction zone.

Overall improvements will address approximately 6.1 miles of roadway in Ridgway Township and the City of St Marys and will include roadway paving, bridge repairs, drainage upgrades, and miscellaneous items. The work will improve the ride quality of the roadway surface and extend the useful life of the pavement. This work was made possible by Act 89.

Along with the temporary speed reduction, drivers can expect daylight lane restrictions controlled by flaggers in the roadway. Drivers should plan for travel delays. Those delays could be lengthy depending on work activity. Once structure work begins, there will be temporary traffic signals and ‘round the clock flagging. PennDOT will issue updates on the project as traffic impacts change.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. is the contractor on this $6.4 million project, which is expected to be complete in early October.

Lane Closures Next Week on I-80 at Mifflinville River Bridge Project in Columbia County

Beginning Monday, April 27, lane closures will be in effect on Interstate 80 at the Mifflinville River Bridge project in Columbia County

A daylight signing pattern will be used to close the westbound left lane from Mile Marker 242 to Mile Maker so the contractor can perform bridge deck repairs.

A daylight signing pattern will be used to close the eastbound right lane from Mile Marker 241 to Mile Marker 242 so the contractor can install new highway signing.

The closures will be in effect from 7 a.m.to 5 p.m. each day through Thursday, April 30.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-04-15 to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. 78.56(a)2 - PITS AND TANKS FOR TEMPORARY CONTAINMENT - Operator failed to design, construct, and maintain at least 2 feet of freeboard in a pit or open top tank.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-04-15 to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. 78.56(a)2 - PITS AND TANKS FOR TEMPORARY CONTAINMENT - Operator failed to design, construct, and maintain at least 2 feet of freeboard in a pit or open top tank.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-04-15 to Northwestern Well Svc Inc in Jenks Twp, Forest county. 78.56(a)2 - PITS AND TANKS FOR TEMPORARY CONTAINMENT - Operator failed to design, construct, and maintain at least 2 feet of freeboard in a pit or open top tank.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

McCLURE SEEKS REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR McKEAN COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS AND CLERK OF THE ORPHANS’ COURT

Jeanmarie A. McClure of Bradford has announced that she will seek the Republican nomination for the McKean County Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan’s Court in the May 2015 primary election.

Jeanmarie, who is 48 years old, graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School in Elmsford, New York in 1984 and attended the Pre-Law Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute concentrating in Management Information Systems. She obtained her Associates Degree in Court Reporting from Alfred State College in 1993.

She has been employed in Bradford for 18 years. For the past 16 years, she has been employed as a paralegal specializing in estate and trust administration at McDowell, Wick, Daly, Gallup and Hauser which has since become Gallup Law Offices. The office specializes in estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law, guardianships, and real estate law. In her professional and volunteer activities, she has developed advanced computer skills and undertaken office management including bookkeeping responsibilities.

Jeanmarie currently serves as Secretary for the McKean County Republican Committee. She is a State Officer in the New York State Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and is the Secretary of the local Auxiliary in Olean. She also was a volunteer for this year’s Kiwanis Kapers.

Jeanmarie lives in Bradford with her husband Bob and they have eight children - Corey, Douglas, Jay, Fran, Brittany, Nicole, Justin and Ryan - and seven grandchildren. Bob is a Residential Manager for The Rehabilitation Center where he has been employed for over 16 years. Two of their sons are in law enforcement. Douglas is a border patrol agent in Arizona. Fran is a North Carolina State Trooper. Both served in the United States Army and saw active duty in Iraq.

“I have been handling estate and trust matters for the past 16+ years. This is what I know inside and out -- from the initial probate of a Will or funding of a Trust, to providing notice to the parties in interest, to preparing and filing the Inheritance Tax Return, the income tax returns, and the First and Final Account for the Estate or Trust, to filing the final Status Report closing the Estate or Trust. I have handled many guardianship proceedings as well, and I am intimately familiar with the process and paperwork required in this area.”

“My first-hand knowledge of the field, together with my diligent and steadfast work ethic, will serve the citizens of McKean County in an efficient and organized manner and will allow for a seamless transition in the Register of Wills Office.”

“If elected, I will strive to build upon the legacy of retiring Register of Wills Harrijane Hannon Moore. I will continue to provide caring, professional and knowledgeable assistance to all who need the Register’s services.”

State Police Raid Indoor Marijuana Grow Operation on Main Street In Genesee; Two Jailed