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Shinglehouse Police Post Immediate Warning To Residents

ALERT: Shinglehouse residents please make sure your vehicles are locked. 

There has been thefts from vehicles in the First St. area within the last hour. 

Looking for a white male possibly 14-17 years of age. Approximately 6'0" tall and thin. Shaggy brownish colored hair wearing a blue shirt with Erie PA on the front. 

He was caught by a resident and said he was from Smethport but then ran away. 

Any one with information please call 814-697-6206.

Track & Field Games At Potter County Special Olympics Friday

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Germania Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Says Thanks.........

The Germania Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who dug leeks, brought a dish, donated money, gave of their time, or came to support us by enjoying a meal!! THANK YOU one and all!!

Eleven PA Wilds Champions honored at annual dinner


Eleven PA Wilds Champions honored at annual dinner.

By Tataboline Enos

More than 200 people crowded into the Red Fern in St. Marys for the 2015 PA Wilds Dinner & Awards Banquet this month to hear from core partners involved in the effort to grow the region’s nature and heritage tourism industry and to celebrate this year’s Champions of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

The annual event, which started seven years ago as a luncheon with 50 or so people, has continued to grow each year as the Wilds work has gained momentum and community support. The event sold out this year.

Keynote speaker Michael DiBerardinis, who was secretary of DCNR when the Wilds work first launched, rallied the crowd with his reflections on how important the Wilds work is and how far it has come in such a short time. The Acting Secretaries of both DCNR and DCED came out for the event, which also buoyed the crowd.

A new video, “Celebrating Our Brand,” was released along with a new brand standards book. Other announcements included that PA Wilds Artisan Trail will soon be open to small-batch producers of craft ag products such as jellies and syrups (guidelines will be posted next month); and also that partners are looking to team up with the private sector to bring PA Wilds-branded hats, t-shirts and other similar products to market. Royalties collected through merchandising will stay in the region to support the Wilds work.

The night ended with 11 individuals and organizations being honored with PA Wilds Champion Awards. Congrats to all of this year’s Champions!!

2015 CHAMPION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA WILDS AWARD WINNERS

Mark Murawski - Outstanding Leader Award, Lycoming County
Mark started work as the County Transportation Planner with the Lycoming County Planning Commission and continues in that capacity today with three decades committed to public service. He manages the Williamsport Area Transportation Study, the official Metropolitan Planning Organization for Lycoming County that determines highway, bridge, railroad, airport and trail projects. Mark is active on the PA Wilds Planning Team Trails Committee and as a representative for Lycoming County Planning on the Pine Creek Rail Trail Advisory Committee. He demonstrates strong leadership at the county level for interconnected trail systems to create economic opportunity. He has been instrumental in the preparation of the Trails Chapter of the Lycoming County Recreation and Greenways Plan and in the creation of the Susquehanna Riverwalk, Riverwalk Extension, and the Pine Creek Trail extension into downtown Jersey Shore. Mark assists the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership to envision and start planning for the Genesee-Susquehanna Greenway, running from Lake Ontario to the Genesee River and ultimately into Maryland. These projects have sparked positive PA Wilds-related economic development and could not have become a reality without his infectious passion, knowledge and leadership.

Umbrella Rocks - Great Places Award, State Gamelands 44, Elk County
The Umbrella Rocks geological formation located 2 miles from downtown Ridgway, Elk County, Pennsylvania on State Gamelands 44, is an amazing example of Pottsville sandstone and the effects of wind and water over millions of years. The “Umbrella Formation” is one of several geologic formations located on a ridge at 2,160 feet between the watersheds of the north and south branches of Island Run, tributaries to the Nationally Designated Wild and Scenic Clarion River. Umbrella Rocks is accessible by hiking a trail that follows what may be the oldest railroad grade in Elk County that was surveyed in 1861 and constructed from coal fields in Shawmut to connect with the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad. The hike follows a Pennsylvania Game Commission road past several Seneca Resources shallow wells and other smaller rock formations. Umbrella Rocks is an amazing site that is easily reached by the trail system. The round trip hike highlights Mother’s Nature’s impact on the Allegheny Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains. Umbrella Rocks is an exceptional example of a great place to visit in the Pennsylvania Wilds region.

Todd Deluccia - Conservation Stewardship Individual Award, Cameron County
Ninety percent is not good enough when it comes to the water quality in Cameron County’s waterways. Todd Deluccia, Watershed Specialist for the Cameron County Conservation District (CCCD), spends many hours, on and off the job, taking steps to clean up the remaining 10 percent of the county’s waterways. Todd has been instrumental in acquiring funding for stream bank protection sites and has received several million dollars in grant monies to halt stream bank erosion in an environmentally-friendly way. He has completed more than 70 projects in Cameron County, restored nearly three miles of stream and has been a key partner in the treatment of acid mine drainage in the Sterling Run watershed. Since 2006 Todd has managed projects totaling over $1 million and leveraged more than $3 million in grant funding. Todd doesn’t just oversee the projects, he is in the stream swinging a sledge hammer to drive rebar, drilling holes, placing rocks and logs and is literally jumping in with both feet. Todd is also Chairman of Headwaters Resource, Conservation and Development’s Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Committee and participates in the statewide Envirothon.

Apple Tractor; Chris Miller, Manager - Conservation Stewardship Organization Award, Jefferson County
While they may seem an unlikely nominee for the Champion of the Wilds Award, Apple Tractor, a business which rents heavy construction equipment has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the Pennsylvania Wilds. Apple Tractor has donated the use of equipment to a key PA Wilds event, the Ridgway Chainsaw Carver Rendezvous, which attracts worldwide media attention. For the past eight years, Apple Tractor has donated a skid steer loader to move logs and finished carvings around downtown Ridgway. This service has been invaluable in making the event run as smoothly as possible by letting organizers focus on the event instead of the daunting logistics of moving logs. Apple Tractor has also donated their equipment to the Tricounty Rails-to-Trails Association that created and maintains trails that attract countless visitors to the region. Their donation has given Tricounty Rails-to-Trails help to quickly maintain and complete trails which would take volunteers much longer to finish. Apple Tractor’s loan of equipment has given Tricounty the opportunity to increase volunteer participation, form new partnerships, secure additional funding, and keep expanding the trails with a goal to link up with the PA Wilds West trail and eventually downtown Pittsburgh.

Forest County Industrial Development Corporation - Great Design Award
The Forest County Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has successfully utilized and captured the essence of the PA Wilds Design Guide in their creation of the Tionesta Market Village. While transforming a burned-out lot into an asset for the community, the project maintained the community’s historic small town character. Economic development and downtown beautification were the goals and the IDC was conscious of the need to make buildings, site improvements and furnishings “fit” with the historic character of the community and planned accordingly. The concept started with placing outdoor sheds to rent for small business start-ups and creating retail traffic in the downtown. The IDC made them consistent with the theme by customizing the sheds with false fronts common to the 1800s-era commercial buildings. From there, more beautification was added along with picnic tables, a bandstand and play structures for children. This project has brought a restored pride in Tionesta, a sense of optimism, 14 business start-up opportunities, seasonal jobs, gathering space, and increased sales in neighboring businesses. The Forest County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has also helped by waiving vendor permit fees, providing dumpster service throughout the season, and investing manpower and funds in the Market Village.

Julie Mader- Artisan of the Year Award, McKean County
Smethport resident and PA Wilds Juried Artisan Julie Mader is a thoughtful artist, passionate educator and vibrant community member. Her work as an artisan fosters a strong sense of place and community pride along with her contributions to the art world that improve the quality of life across the region. Julie’s work is well-known throughout the Wilds in projects such as “Power Within,” which was recognized as ‘Best of the Best’ by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. This is a piece focused on cancer-fighting plants created to honor and acknowledge the strength of patients, loved ones, and medical teams. A traveling exhibit, it has been displayed at hospitals, libraries and galleries throughout the region. Julie’s painting “Summertime” was selected for the 2014 Art for the Airwaves poster and was available as a thank-you gift with a contribution to WPSU-FM during their spring donor drive. As a gifted educator, Julie’s classes are consistently full and leave students inspired to create and to look at life with a positive perspective. Julie’s work, community focus and spirit exemplify the very best of the principles set forth in the Declaration of Principles for the Pennsylvania Wilds.

TomBob Outdoors; Tim Smith and Brad Clinton - Business of the Year Award, Elk County
The Ridgway-based enterprise, TomBob Outdoors was born out of a bold business move by Tim Smith and Brad Clinton to diversify a traditional powdered metals company by adding an outdoors division to it. TomBob Outdoors includes a line of patented, scented fishing lures manufactured locally by Continuous Metal Technologies along with other environmentally-friendly outdoor products like lead-free shot. TomBob Outdoors launched a national television series, Friends in Wild Places, broadcasting on the Pursuit Channel, Destination America a Discovery Communications Network, and other smaller networks across the U.S. The show takes viewers on hunting, fishing and outdoor adventures across the country including in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Tim Smith and Brad Clinton connected with the PA Wilds Team early on to find ways to tie into the PA Wilds brand and help promote the region through their television show. Over the last two years they have become valued partners in helping attract visitors to the Pennsylvania Wilds and in showcasing the many small businesses, rural traditions, events and landscapes for which the region is known.

Stephen F. Robar and Wayne Brinda, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford - Inspiring Youth Award, McKean County
Professors Stephen F. Robar and Wayne Brinda at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, are providing their students with robust and real-life opportunities outside the classroom. These have included innovative programs and projects like the development of Educational Resource Guides for popular school field trip destinations and working with communities to add their assets to the Trail Maker App. These projects promote visitation to historic, cultural and natural sites in the PA Wilds while inspiring these young adults to be stewards of these incredible natural and historic assets in their backyards. Instead of “busy” work, Professor Brinda wanted his students to impact the region positively. With that came the idea to support local school districts in a new requirement to have Education Resource Guides available for school field trip sites. Through this project, Education Resource Guides have now been developed for the PennBrad Oil Museum, the Eldred WWII Museum, and the Longhouse National Scenic Byway. Currently UPB students are working on a guide for the Kinzua Bridge State Park. All of these guides have been very successfully in encouraging new school field trips around the region.

PA Great Outdoors Elk Expo - Event of the Year Award, Elk County
2014 marked the 14th Annual PA Great Outdoors Elk Expo and the 2nd year it was held at the Elk County Visitor Center. With the help of many public and private partners at the local, state and national level, this two-day show has grown into a ‘must-see’ event boasting as many as 13,000 attendees. As part of this event, Game Commission partners have brought the PA Elk Hunt Lottery Drawing back to the region in addition to organizing a raffle for an additional elk tag which last year sold 9000 tickets to support elk conservation. The event also features educational seminars about conserving, protecting and enhancing elk country; programs that educate the youth about PA’s hunting heritage through hands-on training; artisan booths and demos; and wagon rides to see wildlife on the property. Foot traffic to the Expo gives a major boost to local lodging, restaurant, retailers and other small businesses in the area.

Jodi Brennan- Member of the Year Award, Clearfield County
Jodi Brennan is Clearfield County’s planning director and serves as chair of the PA Wilds Design Guide Awareness Committee. The Design Guide is an award-winning, voluntary planning document that helps communities to capitalize on growth opportunities without losing the characteristics that make them unique and contribute to our region’s strong sense of place. Under Brennan’s leadership, the Design Guide has grown in its distribution and use. Among her many successful projects, Brennan spearheaded a Preserve America grant on behalf of regional partners, which helped create a program for design assistance and signage grants to communities. Brennan also assisted the Oil & Gas Committee with the addition of a Design Guide Supplement for best practice by oil and gas partners. Thanks in no small part to Brennan’s leadership, we now have many great examples of the Design Guide in use throughout the region. Brennan is now spearheading an effort to update the Design Guide to include many of these success stories in order to further spread ideas and best practices to communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

The River 98.9 – Best Brand Ambassador, Cameron County
A regional brand can be a powerful economic development tool. But it takes time and a big reach to build name recognition. It helps greatly to have media partners who understand and believe in your brand. This is especially true in rural PA, where people and businesses are more spread out and social media can still be limited in some areas due to connectivity issues. For several years now, the River 98.9 “Your Hometown Radio Station” has promoted the Pennsylvania Wilds as a place in its radio ads, talk shows and other programming. If you have driven through Elk or Cameron counties, you have probably heard announcers refer to stopping by this or that business “in the Pennsylvania Wilds,” or public service announcements for tourism activities in the region. These messages are heard by hundreds of listeners each week. We thank WQKY-FM and WLEM-AM owner, John Salter, and operations manager, Gary Mitchell, and their staff for this organic, grassroots support that is helping to build name recognition for the Pennsylvania Wilds.


Bernadine J. Kinney, age 90, of Port Allegany, PA

Bernadine J. Kinney
Bernadine J. Kinney, age 90, of Port Allegany, PA,  died Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Cole Memorial Hospital of Coudersport, PA.

Mrs. Kinney was born August 23, 1924 in Port Allegany, PA. She was a daughter of Harold C. and Margaret J. Tumser Thrash. On November 20, 1948, in Eldred, PA, she married Robert F. Kinney, who survives.

Mrs. Kinney attended Port Allegany High School. During World War II, she worked in Emporium, PA, and was later employed by the Market Basket of Port Allegany, working in the Deli.

Mrs. Kinney enjoyed being at home and spending time with family and friends. She loved all animals, especially her dog “Jacko”.

She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church of Port Allegany.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by:

one daughter: Becky Anjeski of Port Allegany

one son: Col. Terry J. (Beverly) Kinney, Ret. of San Antonio, TX

one daughter in law: Sherri Kinney of Port Allegany

three grandchildren: Denise M. Hughes, Josh (Jorni) Kinney, and Brittany (Boe) Fogel

five great grandchildren: Margaret Julia and Tjomas Hughes, Saxton and Sawyer Kinney, and Brooks Fogel

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Thomas R. Kinney, two brothers: Jack and Thomas Thrash, and two sisters: Jane Caskey Belknap and Caroline Koroski.

Following Bernadine’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services at this time. Burial will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Port Allegany Ambulance Service or the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com

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

DONATE BLOOD AND ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO SEE KENNY CHESNEY

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA- The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York will be raffling off tickets to see Kenny Chesney on May 30, when his Big Revival Tour stops at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Donors will have nine chances to win from May 11 to May 27, each winner will receive two tickets. Those interested in entering can do so this Monday, May 11 at Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse.

The Community Blood Bank will be in the cafeteria on Monday, May 11 from 1:30 to 5:30 as part of a community service project of the Oswayo Valley High School National Honor Society. This drive is open to the community, appointments may be made by visiting www.fourhearts.org and logging in to the donor portal, however walk-ins are welcome.

“We love doing promotions that excite our donors and show our appreciation” says Lora Cope, mobile drive coordinator for the Community Blood Bank. “We’ve done promotions like this in the past and they’ve always been a great way to start off summer. This was a difficult winter and it’s been a struggle to recover from that. We’re really hoping that starting off the summer with a ‘Big Revival’ is exactly what we need to boost our inventory.”

To be eligible to donate you must have Photo ID, be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. For more information or to find out if you are eligible please visit www.fourhearts.org or call (877) 842-0631.


Community Blood Bank partners with hospitals in Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York to provide blood for patients in need. If you are at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. To learn more or to find a blood drive near you, visit www.fourhearts.org or call 877-842-0631.

Jean B. HOWE, 92, of Walnut Creek, CA, formerly of Mansfield and Ulysses, PA

Jean B. HOWE, 92, of Walnut Creek, CA, formerly of Mansfield and Ulysses, PA, died Friday, May 8, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

At Wildfire---Ambulance Dispatched For Injured Firefighter

FIREFIGHTER DOWN
At 5:30 PM on Saturday, an Ambulance has been dispatched to 104 West Hebron Road for a firefighter down at the scene of a wildfire.
The firefighter refused medical transport.

Clyde K. Youngs, Sr., 82, a longtime resident of Ceres

Clyde K. Youngs, Sr.

CERES, NY---Clyde K. Youngs, Sr., 82, a longtime resident of Ceres, passed away at the home of his son in Main Settlement, on Friday, May 8, 2015, after a long illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Richards Shares Inspiration, Advice at Penn State DuBois Commencement

Educational Consultant Lois Richards offered advice on life and learning during her address at spring commencement ceremonies at Penn State DuBois on Saturday.

DuBOIS – A Penn State DuBois alumna who dedicated her career to educating others shared her story, as well as advice for new graduates, at Penn State DuBois commencement ceremonies on Saturday. Lois Richards was the guest speaker for around 50 students participating in the ceremony, held in the campus gymnasium. Richards was the first female director of the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center, a position from which she retired in 2013 after 25 years with the institution. She currently serves as a consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

"Congratulations to the Class of 2015. What an accomplishment that you are celebrating today," Richards said. "There are others who are celebrating with you; people who have supported you, encouraged you, and maybe even motivated you. They should be thanked and recognized. So to the administration, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, significant others, friends, and other invited guests, thank you for all you have done to help these graduates reach this important milestone in their lives."

Richards then offered inspiration for the new graduates by telling the story of how she was able to lead a significantly accomplished career. Making it clear that the route she took was anything but conventional, Richards' story is especially relevant at Penn State DuBois, a campus with a large returning adult student population.

"At the age of 32, with 3 elementary age children, a husband, a house to care for and some community commitments, I applied to Penn State DuBois and started classes in January 1986," Richards recalled, saying that with all three of her children entering school at that time, she knew she could focus on other areas in addition to her role as a stay-at-home mom.

With much encouragement from family and friends who assured her she would be a great teacher, Richards set her sights on a degree in education. She remembered the disheartening experience of receiving a poor grade on her very first quiz, an event that almost made her give up. Fellow students, as well as her husband reminded her that she wasn't a quitter, and kept encouraging her to realize her dream. She passed on that same advice to new graduates during her commencement address, reminding them to persevere through the hard times, and good things can happen. She said, "So, four years later, on January 6, 1990, at the age of 36, I stood on the stage at University Park, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree and proudly representing the College of Education as the Student Marshall."

Just a few days after graduation, Richards was offered a job at the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center in adult education, where she would rise through the ranks to become director. Along the way, she earned her master's in Workforce Education and Development from Penn State. She participated in commencement for that degree at Penn State DuBois in 2002, alongside her daughter, Carrie Wood, who graduated at the same time with her own MBA. Richards and her daughter have both been active with the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society in the years since.

A consummate educator, Richards provided advice for graduates, gleaned from the journey she had taken from stay-at-home mom, to educational consultant for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Richards said, "First, commit yourselves to excellence in whatever you do, big things and little. There is a distinction between excellence and perfection. Things will not always turn out to be perfect. Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process. It is making the most of your God-given abilities. A little thing is a little thing, but doing the little things well is a big thing.

"Second, commit yourselves to character. Character has to do with the principles you live your life by: Honesty, integrity, courage to always do the right thing no matter what the consequences are, personal responsibility; that is the kind of character the world needs from each of you. And don’t forget that old saying: True character is doing the right thing when no one is watching.

"Third, commit yourselves to service to others. You may often hear that our country is in need of great leaders, but what we really need are great servants; people who serve others, not themselves. Individuals who volunteer their time in their communities will have the greatest impact on others’ lives and, in the process, add meaning to their own lives. Success is not measured by what you get out of life, but by what you give back.

"The fourth and final suggestion is to become a life-long learner. As each of you walks away from Penn State DuBois today, don’t let your education stop here. To be successful in the future, you must, above all, be willing to continue to learn. Just ask any employer."
Richards concluded her address by saying, "As I shared my story with you earlier, it is never too late to obtain a college degree or learn a new skill. Cherish and celebrate the moment today and be very proud of your accomplishments, but also remember the majority of your life is ahead of you. The world is a large and wonderful place and now is your time to step into it. Take your education into the world, commit to a life of excellence, character, service, and lifelong learning, and you will surely achieve all the success that you deserve. "

Assistant Professor of Education Pamela Hufnagel served as campus marshal for commencement ceremonies.

Chancellor Melanie Hatch conferred degrees to the graduates.

Penn State DuBois graduates for 2015 are:

For the Degree of Master of Education
in Adult Education from the College of Education

Adult Education (ADTED)
Sueann R. Doran ……………………………………………………………… DuBois, PA

Candidates for Degrees
For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts
For the Degree of Bachelor of Sciences

College of Agricultural Sciences
For the Degree of Bachelor of Science

Christina L. Folmar ………………………………………………………. Morrisdale, PA

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts
Faculty Marshal
Byron Parizek, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Earth (EARTH)
Jena R. Pierotti ………………………………………………………..……. St. Marys, PA
Mary R. Transue ………………………………………………………….… Adrian, PACollege of Engineering

For the Degree of Bachelor of Science
Faculty Marshal
Daudi Waryoba, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

.General Engineering (G E)
Joseph R. Hinchliffe ………………………………….……………… Woodland, PA
Ryan T. Slack (with Distinction) ……………………..………. DuBois, PA
Zachary A. Thayer ………………………………………………...… Falls Church, VA

College of Liberal Arts

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Psychology (PSYC)
Jacinta C. Collar …………………………………………………………..……. Clearfield, PA

University College
Faculty Marshal
Frederick G. Terwilliger, A.S., B.A., M.S.

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LASCC)
Paul J. Monella II .………………………………………………..… Philipsburg, PA
Derrick T. Williams ..……………………………………………….. Philadelphia, PA

For the Degree of Bachelor of Science

Business (BSBCC)
Ryan J. Amatrone ……………………………………………………..…. Brockway, PA
Jude B. Anderson ……………………………………………………..…. Ridgway, PA
Matthew R. Barber* …………………………………………………..… Philipsburg, PA
Jordan N. Eisman ……………………………………………………..…. Brockway, PA
James D. Nelson ………………………………………………………….. DuBois, PA
Rima Shah …………………………………………………………………... DuBois, PA

Human Development and Family Studies (HFSCC)
Evan W. Aravich (with Distinction)………………………..…… Brockway, PARyan M. Terwilliger ……………………………………………………… Brockway, PA
Lisa M. Tinker ………………………………………………………………. DuBois, PA
Jonathan C. Zawacki .………………………………………………….. Brockway, PA

Information Sciences and Technology (ISSCC)
Angelo G. Armanini* ……………………………………………..……… Ridgway, PA
Colby G. Rooker …………………………………………………..……… Kersey, PA

Science (SCICC)
Kiersten E. Szurkowski …………………………………………..…… St. Marys, PA

Candidates for Degrees
For the Degree of Associate in Science
For the Degree of Associate in Engineering Technology

University College
Faculty Marshal
Jason E. Long, B.S., M.S.I.S.

For the Degree of Associate in Science

Business Administration (2BACC)
Paul E. Bishop (with High Distinction)…..………………. Brookville, PA
Courtney T. Braunns ……………………………………………… Mahaffey, PA
Kayla A. Cameron ………………………………………….……... Punxsutawney, PA
Samuel E. Delullo (with Highest Distinction).………. St. Marys, PA
Robin M. Duttry ……………………………………………………… DuBois, PA
Angela L. Geer ………………………………….……………………. Brookville, PA
William L. Hess ……………………….……………………………… Clearfield, PA
Ashley C. Kephart ….……………………………..………………. Luthersburg, PA
Jennifer L. Lenze (with Distinction) ………………….…… St. Marys, PA
Roger J. Mikulec ……………………….……………………………. Falls Creek, PA
Theresa G. Pfaff*(with Highest Distinction)…………………… St. Marys, PA
Kristi A. Wendel ……………………………………………………… St. Marys, PA



Human Development and Family Studies (2FSCC)
Natasha T. Chavez ..……………………………..…………………….. Clearfield, PA
Garrett R. Hildebrand ……………………………….…………………. Hawthorne, PA
Holly D. Wensel ……………………………………………………………. Brookville, PA

Information Science and Technology (2ISCC)
Gail A. Davis …………………………………………………..……………. DuBois, PA
Vincent M. Deloia …………………………………………………..……. DuBois, PA
Trevor D. Rokosky (with Distinction) ………………...………. Ridgway, PA
Kaleb E. Relich …………………..…………………………………………. Ford City, PA
Justin R. Smith (with Distinction)……………..…….……………. Ridgway, PA
George R. Woodson ……………………………………………………… Timblin, PA

Occupational Therapy (2OTCC)
Molly Myers (with Distinction)……………..…………..……………. St. Cloud, FL

College of Engineering
For the Degree of Associate in Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology (2 MET)
James A. Fiedor …………………………………………………….... Penfield, PA
Nathan J. Stiles …………………………………………………….…. Curwensville, PA

College of Agricultural Sciences
For the Degree of Associate in Science
Faculty Marshal
Keely T. Roen, B.A., M.S

Wildlife Technology (2 WLT)
Steven J. Burke ………………………………………………..…….. Danville, PA
Kevin P. Hale ……………………………………………………..….… DuBois, PA
Brett A. Himes ……………………………………………………..…. Brockport, PA
Leah S. McKay (with Highest Distinction) ……………... Brockway, PA
Austin J. Swanson ………………………………………………..…. Mount Jewett, PA
Joseph L. Whitehead .…………………………………………….. Philipsburg, PA
Nathaniel P. Wilson ………………………………………………… Brookville, PA

Bolivar & Richburg Dispatched To Field Fire

At 5:11 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg dispatched to the area of 2823 Rt. 275 for a report of a field fire that is spreading rapidly.

All Yard sale items are now free!

All Yard sale items are now free!
Please come take whatever you would like!

Clothes, household items, decorations, etc.

If you take it, we don't have to put it away!

40 Second Street, Roulette, PA

EMS Dispatched To Majestic Trails For An ATV Accident

At 3:33 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Ambulance and Medic 1 have been dispatched to Majestic Trails at the trail head for a person with a leg injury from an ATV accident.

Coudersport Dispatched For Wildfire At 104 West Hebron Road

5/9/20153:29 PMFIRE / WILDFIRE104 W HEBRON RDHEBRON TWP

At 3:31 PM on Saturday,  Coudersport Fire Department dispatched to 104 West Hebron Road  at the Wilson Residence for a wildfire.



4:10 PM--2nd Alarm for Roulette & Austin to scene of wildfire in woods.

MUTUAL AID-ASSIST
Address: AUSTIN FIRE COMPANY STANDBY ASSIGNMENT
City:
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
5/9/2015 4:24:50 PM

Waryoba Named Educator of the Year at Penn State DuBois

Assistant Professor of Engineering Daudi Waryoba receives the Educator of the Year Award from DEF President Carrie Wood.
DuBOIS – Assistant Professor of Engineering Daudi Waryoba has been named the DuBois Educational Foundation (DEF) Educator of the Year. He was presented with his award by DEF President Carrie Wood at the annual commencement luncheon held Saturday on campus, prior to commencement ceremonies.

The Educator of the Year Award is given annually by the DEF to recognize outstanding teaching. All nominees must be full-time faculty members with at least one year of prior service at Penn State DuBois. This honor is based purely on student feedback, as the students submit nominations and the award winner is chosen based on the number and quality of nominations received.

One of the students who nominated Waryoba for the award said, "He’ll do anything he can to get us to better understand everything and anything. There wasn’t a dull moment in his class and he made everyone feel comfortable to ask any questions they had. He motivated students to do well and encouraged them to work hard. He’s also my adviser and makes me feel confident in my class decisions and he always explains anything I have a question about. He is an all-around great guy and I’m honored to have had him as a professor."

Waryoba earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania, in mechanical engineering, his Master of Science degree from Carlton University, and his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He teaches introductory engineering design, statistics, and dynamics, introduction to materials science, introduction to materials engineering technology and powder metallurgy lab courses. His work on the DuBois Engineering Lab Experience is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Waryoba's oversight of one recent student project resulted in the creation of therapy devices to assist individuals suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Those devises are now used daily at Christ the King Manor Nursing Home. He has also initiated a collaboration of local industries with undergraduate projects that has been a conduit for recruitment. He is a professional member of the Materials Information Society, the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, and the International Metallographic Society. He serves as program coordinator for the Accreditation of the General Engineering Program, and is Co-Advisor of the DuBois Engineering Club.

Upon receiving his award, Waryoba said, "This is awesome. It was a real surprise. I'm so happy to get this award and it is truly an honor, but I could not do it without the support of this campus; from all of the wonderful faculty and staff. The DEF has also been very supportive, and generously provides funding for our program."


SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Saint Marys City

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Saint Marys City Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-05-09 00:00:00 at site SGL 25 15H 51376 in Saint Marys City township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Power Failure Kills Friday Performance Of Beauty & The Beast At Port Allegany High School; Rescheduled For Sunday At 3 PM

'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST' RESCHEDULED
Due to Friday evening's power outage, the May 8 performance has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 10 at 3:00pm in the high school auditorium.

Saturday's performance is still on for 8:00pm.

All tickets purchased for Friday evening will be honored for Sunday's 3:00 performance.

Local Author Book Signing For Novel "Paradise-Ville" At Coudersport Library Saturday at 11:30 AM

Dear James:

As you might know, this Saturday I will perform a book signing for my novel "Paradise-Ville". The event will take place at the Coudersport Public Library.

The book is a mystery novel with a string of paranormal phenomena and psychic visions.
The presented story occured in the Pennsylvania Wilds, in a small town called Paradise-Ville. A gypsy family cursed this place to pay for the killing of some of their relatives, unless the killers be arrested and sentenced.

Only one person, who is not an FBI agent, not even a local police officer, might have clues of the victims' and murderers' whereabouts. This is a teenager. He has psychic powers and knows where to find them.


Glenn C. Drake II Seeks Your Vote For Potter County Sheriff In May 19th Primary

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Check Out These Red Hot Mother's Day Specials At Wagner Ace Hardware In Coudersport

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At Leona's Greenhouse It's All About Mom This Weekend

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Roulette Town Wide Yard Sale Saturday, May 9th From 8 to 4

Make Plans For The 63rd Ham & Leek Smorgasbord At Germania Fire Company Pavillion Saturday


Zito Media WIFI Is Here; It's FREE To Zito Media Internet Customers

http://www.zitomedia.com/wifi

Seneca Inn Is Open Mother's Day With Great Dining Specials & Free Dessert For Mom

The To Fill A Backpack program will be selling food during the Town Wide Yard Sales in Roulette

The To Fill A Backpack program will be selling food during the Town Wide Yard Sales in Roulette on Saturday May 9th. We will be located at 69 Burleson Avenue (Andy’s Guns & Stuff) from around 10am until 2pm or until everything is gone. Stop over and fill your tummy with some good food to keep you going all day. Hope to see you there.


IU9 Has Vacancies For A School Psychologist and A Training and Assistance Consultant

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Make Reservations Now For Hotel Crittenden's Mothers' Day Buffet

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Several Positions

Friday, May 8, 2015

Elk County man is accused of breaking into a dead woman’s home



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PENELEC CUSTOMERS REPORT POWER IS BACK ON IN PORT ALLEGANY

AT 8:45 PM--POWER WAS RESTORED TO PORT ALLEGANY BORO.

News Advisory Office of State Rep. Matt Baker

News Advisory
Office of State Rep. Matt Baker

May 8, 2015

Baker to Co-Host 2015 Rural Pennsylvania Legislative Briefing

WHAT:     Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, is co-hosting a briefing with Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) on “Rural Health in Pennsylvania: Issues and Perspectives” from the Office of Rural Health.

WHO:       Joining Baker, Aument and members of the House and Senate will be representatives from the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health; Punxsutawney Area Hospital; Wayne County Office of Behavioral and Developmental Programs and Early Intervention; Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania; Columbia Montour Snyder Union Counties Service System; Susquehanna Health and Dental Center Inc.; and Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority.

WHEN:     Monday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Room G-50, Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: www.RepBaker.com

House Returns to Session Next Week

The House returns to session on Monday, May 4. Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at PAHouseGOP.com. Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP.


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PENNSYLVANIA CONTINUES SAFE-HUNTING TREND

Hunting-related shooting incidents nearly match record low number in 2014.

Pennsylvania again made safe-hunting history in 2014.

For the second time since records have been kept – and for the second year in a row – a year came and went with fewer than 30 hunting-related shooting incidents.

There were 29 hunting-related shooting incidents (HRSIs) in 2014, according to a newly released report from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The Game Commission has been tracking HRSIs since 1915, and – prior to 2013 – there never had been fewer than 33 incidents reported in a year. Decades ago, hundreds of incidents occurred each year.

Requirements for hunters to wear orange in many seasons and ongoing hunter-education efforts are essential to the upward safety trend, the report states.

In 2014, 41,462 students received their Basic Hunter-Trapper Education certification in Pennsylvania.

Those student graduates, their volunteer hunter-education instructors and the hunting public at large all can be proud of the role they have played in making hunting the safest it’s ever been, said Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough.

“The latest report is further proof that Penn’s Woods are safer than ever,” Hough said. “The numbers are encouraging, but there’s still work to do. Even one incident is too many.”

In Pennsylvania, hunting-related shooting incidents have declined by nearly 80 percent since hunter-education training began in 1959.

The latest numbers sustain both long-term and recent trends. During the previous reporting period, a record-low 27 hunting-related shooting incidents were recorded. It was the second straight year a record-low number was realized. In 2012, there were 33 incidents, which tied the previous record-low.

One of the 29 incidents reported in 2014 was fatal. Except for 2012 – the first year without a single reported fatality related to gun handling in hunting and trapping in Pennsylvania – at least one fatality has been reported each year. The number of fatal incidents has declined sharply over the years.

In 2014, six of the 29 incidents with an identified offender resulted from individuals with 10 or fewer years of hunting experience.

One incident involved a youth participating in the Mentored Youth Hunting Program. It is important to note, however, that the mentored youth hunter involved was the victim in the incident, not the offender.

The Mentored Youth Hunting Program, which enables hunters under the age of 12 to harvest certain wildlife species if they are accompanied by a licensed adult, continues to be safe. More than 34,000 Mentored Youth Permits were issued during this timeframe.

In its annual reports on HRSIs, the Game Commission establishes an incident rate by computing the number of accidents per 100,000 participants. The 3.07 incident rate reported for 2014 is slightly higher than the 2013 rate of 2.85.

An analysis of offender ages revealed individuals ages 16 and younger had an incident rate of 0.81 incidents per 100,000 participants, which is significantly lower than the 2013 incident rate of 3.26.

The leading cause of hunting-related shooting incidents in 2014 was a victim being in the line of fire, which accounted for 34 percent of the total. Accidental discharge and a victim being shot for game, each accounted for 21 percent of the total. HRSIs caused by accidental discharge decreased compared to the previous year, and incidents caused by victims being shot in mistake for game increased from three in 2013 to six in 2014.

Game Commissioner Timothy Layton, of Windber, said hunter education is instrumental in reducing the number of HRSIs, and the dedicated corps of 2,243 volunteer instructors play a crucial role in improving safety. He thanked those instructors, and the state’s hunters for continuing to put safety first.

“Focused efforts to make certain hunting in Pennsylvania stays safe, and continues to get safer, really are what have led to these record numbers,” said Layton, who chairs the commissioners’ Information & Education committee. “We all can take pride in how far we’ve come as we look forward to many more safe seasons ahead.”

WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGE IN PORT ALLEGANY AREA

West Penn, Penelec Power Outage

West Penn, Penelec Power Outage 

CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE OUTAGES. 
PENELEC IS ESTIMATING 9 PM RESTORATION TIME.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, ANNIN TOWNSHIP, CERES TOWNSHIP, SHARON TOWNSHIP, SHINGLEHOUSE, AND PORT ALLEGANY ARE AFFECTED. 

Bradford Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash

At 6:04 PM on Friday, Bradford City Fire Dept. & Ambulance dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash at the intersection of East Main Street & Mill Street in the city.

Resurfacing Project on I-80 in Union County Continues Next Week

Montoursville – This is an update on the paving project on 3.5 miles of Interstate 80 in Union County.

On Monday, May 11, contractor, HRI, Inc., will begin base repairs on the eastbound lanes. This work should be completed on Tuesday, weather permitting.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the contractor will perform shoulder work in the westbound lanes.

Night work will begin Monday at 8 p.m. with work on the Route 15 Interchange ramps on I-80 westbound. This work is expected to be completed by Wednesday. Ramps will be closed at 8 p.m. and opened to traffic each day at 6 a.m. to minimize traffic impacts.

On Wednesday at 8 p.m., the contractor will begin work on the Route 15 Interchange ramps on I-80 eastbound. This work is expected to be completed by Friday. As with the I-80 westbound ramps, the ramps will be closed at 8 p.m. and opened at 6 a.m. to minimize traffic impacts.

Signed detours will be in place during the ramp closures.

Motorists should expect delays, especially between 3 and 6 p.m.

The $4.1 million project is scheduled to be completed by July 29.

Recalls

Walker's Foods Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen 
Walker's Foods, a Carrollton, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 46,612 pounds of pork with sauce products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen (soy).

Port Allegany Bicentennial Meeting Was Well Attended; Dates Have Been Set

A well attended Port Allegany Bicentennial Meeting was held on Wednesday, May 6 at the Library. Attendees brought forth many good suggestions for a week full of fun and activity. 

It was agreed upon to hold the Bicentennial Celebration on the week of June 12 to 18, 2016, with a different small type of activity each night culminating with a big bang on Saturday. 

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Wednesday, June 3. at 7:00 P.M. at the S.W.Smith Memorial Library. 

Everyone is welcome to come and participate.

Update for Route 220/Auction Road Project, Week of May 11 Bridge construction to begin

Lock Haven, PA – Phase Two of PennDOT’s Route 220/Auction Road project in Lamar Township is continuing with the goal to provide smoother, more efficient travel through the area and provide increased sight distance. PennDOT issues the following project update for the week of May 11.

• Bridge construction will begin next week and may include short term lane closures on Fairground Road
• The contractor will continue to construct Shared Drive next to race Track Road
• Drainage installation will continue
• Installation of permanent dynamic message signs and closed circuit cameras will continue.
• A 14-foot width restriction remains in effect until late 2015.
• All work is weather dependent.

Phase Two features the construction of the bridge and ramps on the western side of Route 220, adjacent to the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Overall work includes excavation, concrete piping, paving, sign structures, inlets, light poles, guide rail, and miscellaneous items. The contractor for the $12.4 million Phase Two project is HRI, Inc. of State College.

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

Montoursville – This is the latest update on the Mifflinville River Bridge project on Interstate 80 in Columbia County.

From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday next week, a daylight signing pattern will be used to close the I-80 westbound left lane and switching to the westbound right lane for paving operations from mile 242 to mile 241.

During that same time, a daylight signing pattern will be used to close the I-80 eastbound right lane and switching to the eastbound left lane for bridge deck epoxy overlays from mile 241 to mile 242.

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

USDA Proposes Changes to Improve Humane Handling of Veal Calves

USDA Proposes Changes to Improve Humane Handling of Veal Calves 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced proposed changes to improve both humane handling and food safety inspections at facilities that produce veal meat. The proposal would require that veal calves that are brought to slaughter but cannot rise and walk be promptly and humanely euthanized, and prohibited from entering the food supply.

Coudersport Dispatched to Wildfire

At 1:24 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to Rt. 44 North near the South Branch Road for a wildfire.
1:41--RECALLED BY COMMAND

Sylvia C. Williams, age 92, Bradford, PA

Sylvia C. Williams
Sylvia C. Williams, age 92, Bradford, PA passed away at the Bradford Ecumenical Home on May 6, 2015. She was born in 1922 in Detroit, the daughter of Late C. Post and Emsie Mason Post. She graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit in 1939 and then attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

In 1944, Sylvia married Rev. Orville H. Williams in Detroit. She served as pastor's wife in Baptist churches in River Rouge, MI, Yakima, WA, Wheat Ridge, CO, Eugene, OR, and Phoenix, AZ. Her lovely soprano voice was appreciated in choirs and ensembles, and she was active in children's and women's ministries. 

After retirement, she and Orville relocated to Salem, OR, where following her husband's death in 1983, Sylvia was an enthusiastic volunteer at Western Baptist College and in the Reading Buddy program in the Salem schools. She relocated to Detroit Baptist Manor to live near her brother in 2002, where she continued to provide piano accompaniment for the children's program until age 88. In 2011, she relocated to Bradford, PA, to live near her daughter. Sylvia will be remembered for her deep faith and love of the Lord and service to Him throughout her life.

Sylvia's survivors include her brother Raymond L. Post of West Bloomfield, MI, and her daughters Janalyn C. Williams of Denver and Linda J. (Bill) Bredengerd of Bradford. 

She was predeceased by her parents and husband, her daughter Joyce H. Williams (1953), and her son Daniel R. Williams (1999).

Following a private service, internment took place at Willow Dale Cemetery in Bradford. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Bradford Ecumenical Home Foundation.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

Nine Receive Gale Foundation Scholarships



Galeton Borough Authority Regular Meeting May 5, 2015



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Losing Our Voice?


Earlier this week, the state House debated bills to reduce the size of both the House and the Senate. In my opinion, this will only serve to diminish the voice of rural Pennsylvanians and won’t result in any cost savings. Furthermore, when we talk about reducing the size of government, the best place to start would be with the bureaucrats! Watch my remarks and let me know what you think...

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Attention Veterans!


 
Over the years, I have had the honor of hosting events to recognize groups of veterans who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

This year, I would like to recognize Cold War-era veterans who served between Sept. 2, 1945, and Dec. 26, 1991. A recognition ceremony honoring these brave men and women will be held in the Bradford area this fall.

To participate in the event, call my offices in Bradford, Coudersport or Kane, or register online here. The event is open to all veterans residing in the 67th Legislative District, which includes Cameron, McKean and Potter counties, as well as their family members.

Once a date for the event has been set, all veterans who registered with my office will receive a personal invitation to the ceremony. I look forward to the opportunity to recognize your service.

To veterans who served in the Persian Gulf conflict or subsequent operations, please know that I wish to recognize your service as well and will plan to do so at a future event. 
 
 
What’s Happening with the State Budget?

Earlier this month, I sat down for discussion about the status of state budget negotiations. I would expect to see debate on a budget bill in the very near future with the June 30 deadline approaching quickly. Check out this brief overview of the governor’s proposal, and if you’d like to learn more, click here
   
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Ag Committee OKs Clarification to Clean and Green Law

The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, which I chair, met this week and approved legislation to clarify the state’s 40-year-old Clean and Green law by specifically prohibiting counties from taxing those properties at a rate greater than fair market value.

Clean and Green was created in 1974 to give preferential assessment to farm and forest lands to encourage the protection of those lands. In counties that have not conducted a reassessment in quite some time, the use values suggested by the Department of Agriculture for Clean and Green properties is, in some cases, exceeding fair market value of the land. That has resulted in some Clean and Green properties being taxed at a rate higher than a normal assessment, and that is counter to the purpose of the law.

House Bill 806 passed the committee unanimously and now goes to the full House for consideration.
  

Ag Committee to Discuss Industrial Hemp Proposals


Next week, the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees will hold an informational meeting on legislation proposing to allow the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp in the Commonwealth.

According to the House bill’s sponsor, Rep. Russ Diamond of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania has a rich history of hemp farming, dating back to the mid-1700s. Beyond being one of the world’s most durable fibers for textiles, hemp can be used to manufacture biodegradable plastics, building materials, food, paper, and environmental and energy products. Companies overseas are switching out potentially dangerous fiberglass insulation with hemp insulation. Farmers are cultivating the plant in between growing seasons as a cover crop for its ability to keep valuable nutrients in the soil.

Federal law currently only allows for pilot programs initiated and performed by institutions of higher education and the state Department of Agriculture to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. This legislation would allow Pennsylvania to participate in a pilot program.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 9:30 a.m. and will be streamed live at RepCauser.com.

Port Allegany Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, May 11th.

Andy Kulp
Members are invited to the 6pm Soup-er Supper Social hour for light fare. 

The business meeting will start at 7pm. Budget decisions need to be made. The forthcoming Concerts on the Town Square schedule will be reviewed as bands and musicians have booked for their performances. 

The first concert is June 4th and entertainment will be the “Praise Team” from Eldred. At 7:30pm the speaker will be Andy Kulp who coordinates the “To Fill a Backpack” program that benefits local students. 

Please bring any office or school supplies for donation. This is an open meeting and the public is invited to join. See you at the Senior Center on Main Street!

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PA Jobs - Taxation, regulations and ways to attract businesses to Pennsylvania were the subjects of a hearing in Bellefonte I recently attended as a member of the House Policy Committee. Click here to listen to my brief comments on some of the testimony that was offered.

  

Protecting Our Rights –
The 10th annual Second Amendment Rally will be held this Tuesday, May 12, on the front steps of the state Capitol. I am proud to have been part of this event over the years and plan to attend again.
If you cannot travel to Harrisburg, you can watch the rally on my website, RepGabler.com, beginning at 10 a.m.

   

Black Fly Spraying -
The Department of Environmental Protection has begun aerial spraying in 36 Pennsylvania counties to control black flies, also referred to as gnats. This year, 49 rivers and streams spanning more than 1,600 miles will be monitored and treated as needed.

Spraying activities will be performed both by helicopter and ground crews. The frequency will depend upon weather and biological conditions. Treatments cannot occur during periods of heavy rain or when water levels are high, as high water conditions lower the effectiveness of the treatment.

The list of the waterways to be sprayed includes the Chest Creek and west branch of the Susquehanna River in Clearfield County and the Clarion River in Elk County.
 

Congratulations....
to the students from the 75th District who took part Friday, May 1, in the 24th Annual Pennsylvania Academic Competition at the state Capitol. You did a great job representing our region of the state and we’re very proud of you!
  

I had the opportunity to speak to these members of TeenPACT, a leadership school for Christian students. Their mission is to train young people to understand the political process. I enjoyed spending time with them and discussing the challenges of serving in state government, as well as encouraging them on their paths to become community leaders.