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Eleni Interiors, Olean, NY

Eleni  Interiors, Olean, NY

Stoltz of Coudersport

Coudersport Wellness Center Packages

Coudersport Wellness Center Packages

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

Howard's Inc.

Olde Schoolhouse Village Shoppes

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CIMINO AUTO PARTS

DINGMAN'S "CALL OF THE NORTH" GIFT SHOP, 1 MILE EAST OF GAINES, PA ON ROUTE 6. STOP IN AND SEE OUR CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS & BEAUTIFUL GIFTS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NEEDS. OPEN 10 TO 5 THURSDAY THRU MONDAY.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

ON-SITE AUCTION SUNDAY, MAY 31ST. IN PORT ALLEGANY, PA

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Casella Announces Change In Trash & Recycling Collection Day In Port Allegany Borough

Memorial Celebration For Doris Nielson Rigas Set For Saturday, June 13 In Coudersport

Clara Township Clean Up Days Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6

Leona's Has A Big Selection For Your Planting Needs

The Guidance Center Has Openings For A Teacher And Mental Health Workers In McKean County, PA

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2nd Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Set For June 13, 2015 At CARP in Coudersport

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Nurse Aide Training Class starts in June at SVM


Aluminum Boat Stolen From Corwin Lane Resident In Cyclone


2 Black BMX Bikes Stolen From Mt. Jewett Boro


Troopers Eradicate Pot Plants, Call Them If They Were Yours.


Ulysses Teen Hurt In Crash Avoiding Deer In Roadway


Coudersport Motorcyclist Injured In Keating Summit Crash


Police Say Wellsboro Teen Was In Possession Of Controlled Substances


Gasoline Container Stolen On Cris Drive In Eldred


Tree Fire On Hills Creek Lake Road


5/30/2015
8:14 PMFIRE / WILDFIRE1407 HILLS CREEK LAKE RDCHARLESTON TWP

Thunderstorm Drops Tree On The Inn On Maple Street In Port Allegany


A large section of a maple tree was blown down on top of the Inn on Maple Street in Port Allegany in a Saturday afternoon thunderstorm that passed through the area. Many trees were blown over throughout the area today taking electric wires with them.

2015 - 126655/30/20157:44 PMTREE DOWNKARR HOLLOW RDSHINGLEHOUSE BORO
2015 - 126635/30/20157:27 PMTREE DOWN5648 GRANGERS LNMORRIS TWP
2015 - 126615/30/20156:54 PMWIRES DOWNHURLBERT HILL RDHARRISON TWP
2015 - 126585/30/20156:50 PMWIRES DOWNWHITE KNOLL RDHARRISON TWP
2015 - 126455/30/20154:10 PMTREE DOWNROUTE 15 SB NEAR WHITE DEERNORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

Local county commissioners head to Harrisburg in fight for land tax fairness

By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent amandajonesera@yahoo.com


COUDERSPORT — Commissioners from several counties are heading to Harrisburg next week to push for increases in revenue that would bring millions of dollars into rural counties with large holdings of state-owned land.
Commissioners Paul Heimel (Potter County), Phil Jones (Cameron County) and Pete Smeltz (Clinton County) will face legislators next week as efforts ramp up to bring equity to revenue received on state-held lands, which receive a small payment per acre when compared to that which comes in through local taxation.

“We’re going to meet with some legislators June 2 and 3 and explain to them our situation and ask for their support in getting several bills passed,” said Jones. “We’re going to try and convince some more people of the unfairness of our situation.”

Heimel and Smeltz visited Harrisburg last month speaking to more than 20 members of the state Legislature, including high-ranking members like Sens. Jake Corman and Joe Scarnati and Reps. Mike Turzai and Mike Hanna.

“We’re very encouraged by the outcome of our meetings with more than 20 members of the House and Senate,” said Heimel. “We also met with other lawmakers from districts where the tax bases are being gutted by a high volume of tax-exempt state land.”

Currently, school districts, municipalities and counties have to share in a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) of just $3.60 per acre on state-held lands. Estimates of revenue brought in by traditional real estate taxes are closer to $9 or $10 per acre.  Read more...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
724 PM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTH CENTRAL LYCOMING COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
EASTERN TIOGA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 800 PM EDT

* AT 723 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS AROUND 60 MPH.
THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR
MANSFIELD TO NEAR BARBOURS...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MANSFIELD...ARNOT...BLOSSBURG...COVINGTON...MILLERTON...
OGDENSBURG...RALSTON...LIBERTY...ROSEVILLE...TIOGA...TIOGA JUNCTION
AND MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE DAMAGE. PEOPLE
OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG
BUILDING.

Tree & Wires Down In Harrison Township

2015 - 126615/30/20156:54 PMTREE DOWNHURLBERT HILL RDHARRISON TWP
2015 - 126585/30/20156:50 PMWIRES DOWNWHITE KNOLL RDHARRISON TWP

Michael Lee ABBOTT, 47, of Westfield, PA

Michael Lee ABBOTT, 47, of Westfield, PA, died Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

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

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

ELEC HAZ-UNKNOWN Address: 427 ASH ST City: RIDGWAY_B

ELEC HAZ-UNKNOWN
Address: 427 ASH ST
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: CHERRY AVE * PINE AVE

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
5/30/2015 6:14:16 PM

New Bill Supports State Land Payment In Lieu Of Taxes Increase

May 26th, 2015

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Mike Hanna,
Eight more members of the state legislature have come out in support of the Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Coalition’s mission. House Bill 1224, introduced on May 18, calls for a doubling of the state’s current $1.20 per acre payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) for tax-exempt state forest, game and park lands. Each local taxing body – school district, county and township – that hosts the state land receives the annual PILT.

Representative Mike Hanna, a Democrat representing Clinton and Centre counties, is sponsor of HB 1224. Other sponsors are Reps. Mark Cohen (D-Philadelphia), Daniel McNeill (D-Lehigh), David Millard (R-Columbia), Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia), Mark Rozzi (D-Berks), W. Curtis Thomas (D-Philadelphia), and Rosita Youngblood (D-Philadelphia).

Composition of the sponsorship roster is curious because, aside from Rep. Hanna, none of the lawmakers represents a district which contains a large volume of tax-exempt state land. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy.

Beverly M. Bigler, 76, of Smethport, PA

Beverly M. Bigler
Beverly M. Bigler, 76, of Smethport, PA died Saturday (May 30, 2015) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

She was born Nov. 1, 1938 in Kane, a daughter of John J. and Mary L. Rossi McGavisk, Sr. On Aug. 19, 1972, in the United Methodist Church of Smethport, she married William L. Bigler, who died July 11, 1999.

Mrs. Bigler was a 1956 graduate of Smethport Area Junior/Senior High School and was secretary to the Superintendent of Smethport Area School District. She retired in 1987 after 30 years of employment.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 Auxiliary of Smethport, and the Catholic Daughters of America.

Beverly faced each day with a smile on her face. She loved life, family and friends.

She is survived by:

four daughters: Maryellen (William) Middaugh of Limestone, NY, Jan M. (Ken) Bigler of Sodus Point, NY, Jean M. Calaci of Macedon, NY, and Julie M. Marletta of Webster, NY
one son: John M. (Deborah) Bigler of Bradford, PA
nine grandchildren: Abigail, Tyler, Chad, Leigh, Danielle, Karin, Kristopher, Apryl, and Melissa
one sister: Barbara L. Platko of Smethport, PA
and several cherished nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant twin brother, brother John J. McGavisk, Jr., and one grandson, Michael.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 2, at 10 A.M. in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport. A Christian Wake service will be held on Monday at 3:30 P.M. in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163, or St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, PA. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

First Annual Wellness 5k/Mental Health Awareness Event a Success

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, the first annual 5K Run/Walk for Wellness was held on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Sinnemahoning State Park. Community partners, Dickinson Center Inc., and Sinnemahoning State Park sponsored the event to bring awareness to mental health issues and how outdoor recreation helps to foster mental wellness.

The morning session included a 1 mile nature walk presented by Kim Lott, Environmental Educator from Sinnemahoning State Park and Laura Sypien, a Certified Peer Specialist at Dickinson Center. Kim brought the world of nature alive with the various plants, animals, and natural features of the park. She also introduced many park newcomers to the valuable programs available at the park. Laura offered helpful ways to use nature as a wellness tool to heal from mental illness, as well as keeping yourself mentally well. The focus being on the prevalence of mental illness, and the recovery based treatment options that are available at Dickinson Center, Inc.

Forty-six runners and walkers participated in the afternoon 5K race. The course showcased the beauty of the park, weaving across roads, trails, and natural surfaces from the new Park Office and Wildlife Center to the Forty Maples Day Use Area. The race included the following participants: Katie Kightlinger, Carla Milliron, Amanda Hershey, Rose Hershey, Denise Geyer, Jamie Eckert, Patty Symans, Steve Symans, Patrick Watkavitch, Richard Watkavitch, Jennifer Ingram, Bill Daly, Nacy McBreen, Jodi Taylor, Ashley Johnson, Roger Deller, Daphne McNamara, Jeff Brown, Mindi Brown, Andrew Brown, Shaylynn Nichols, Jeanette Nichols, Craig Miller, Isaac Miller, Michele Marie Long, Karen Dubots, Jonathon Huff, Monique Vanburgen, Chelsea Vanburgen, Katie Sasala, Kari Shoemaker, Jeffery Weaver, Lexi Nichols, Gabe Benbenic, Heidi Eastman, Cara Geelen, Raina Height, Crystal Carpenter, Raila Shortt, Toni Wales, Larrie Kriegish, Linnea Darrin, Tim Walck, Ralph Serafini, Steve Erway, and Kendra Faustick.

The first runner to cross the finish line in just over 20 minutes, was Jeff Brown of Coudersport. He won the the 20-39 age group and with that, 2 movie tickets to the newly digital, Coudersport Theater. Second place was Steve Erway of Coudersport. He also won the 40-59 year old group and a Wash & Vac from Stoltz Coudersport. Other age group winners include Shaylynn Nichols (12 & Under) who won a $10 gift certificate to Nanipops, Chelsea VanBergen (13-19 age group) who was awarded one free pizza from Fox’s of Coudersport. In the 60 & Over group, a $15 gift certificate for Costello Inn went to winner Roger Deller.
Dickinson Center, Inc. and Sinnemahoning State Park wish to thank all of the local businesses who supported the event through donations: Coudersport Theatre, Big Mike's of Austin, The Costello Inn, Nanipops of Shinglehouse, Fox's Coudersport, The Lakeview Store, Cooney's Mustard, Perry's of Austin, Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy, 95.7 The Pig, K94.9, Solomon's Words for the Wise, Shop N Save of Coudersport, Howard's Home Furnishings of Shinglehouse, Stoltz of Coudersport, NAPA of Coudersport, Northwest Savings Bank, The Meadows, Potter County Visitor's Association, Endeavor News & Copy Katz, and many volunteers from Sinnemahoning State Park and Dickinson Center, Inc.

The event was well received and many participants look forward to next year.

Dickinson Center, Inc. is an accredited organization providing behavioral health, intellectual disability, and children's prevention services in rural Northwestern Pa. Dickinson Center, Inc. was awarded accreditation under the Standards for Excellence program, which is bestowed only to the most well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated compliance with 55 specific Standards for Excellence based on honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability. To learn more about the services Dickinson Center, Inc. provides, please call (814) 274-8651, or visit www.dickinsoncenter.org.

Runners and walkers cross the starting line at the 1st Annual Run/Walk for Wellness 5k held at Sinnemahoning State Park on May 17, 2015.

Congratulations to the top 3 finishers at the 1st  Annual Run/Walk for Wellness 5k held at Sinnemahoning State Park on May 17, 2015.  Pictured left to right are Steve Erway - 2nd place, Jeff Brown - 1st place,  and Bill Daly - 3rd place.

Bradford Dispatched to Vehicle Fire

At 5:21 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. dispatched to 900 block of West Warren Road for a vehicle fire.

Stand-up comedians to give show on June 16

Joe Ohrin
WELLSBORO, PA—For those who love to laugh, the Deane Center is presenting two stand-up comedians, John Carfi and Joe Ohrin. Carfi is the headliner and Ohrin is the opening act. The show is being held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 in the Coolidge Theatre.

Ohrin, a native of Northeastern, Pa., will be talking about his hometown and everyday life. His energetic, witty, ad-libbing routines feature great material and plenty of real-life experiences. He has contributed jokes to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, appeared on national TV shows and opened for Chris Rock, Weird Al Yankovic, Jeff Dunham and Beatlemania. “Our show will have you laughing from start to finish,” he said.

A joke writer for the late Joan Rivers, Carfi has written six comedy books. “I am an observational comedian of everyday life but in a crazy, off-the-wall way. I twist the norm.” His funny antics, perfect timing and arsenal of original jokes and anecdotes keep his audiences laughing.

Carfi started at the legendary Comedy Store in California and has appeared at comedy clubs, theaters and casinos across the country as well as on television shows like Comedy Central, Entertainment Tonight, the Statler Brothers Show, the Ricki Lake Show and Rascals Comedy Hour. "My comedy is featured on the famous Rooftopcomedy.com.”

He opens for major headline acts across the country, including Dennis Miller and Michael Bolton. "I opened for Kenny Rogers in Las Vegas and for seven years for the late great Donna Summers." Ohrin said about Carfi, "John is an amazing guy and knows how to make sure the audience is enjoying themselves."

For the event, Timeless Destination is offering a cash bar at the Deane Center.

Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for students. For tickets or information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

Bolivar-Richburg Simulated Drunk Driving Crash

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Rollover Crash In Town of Allen

At 11:57 AM on Saturday, Fillmore Ambulance & Short Tract Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover crash at English Road & County Road 15 in the Town of Allen, Allegany County..

Dog Found In Galeton Today


Bradford Dispatched For Child Struck By Motor Vehicle

At 11:18 AM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to 138 East Main Street for a child struck by a vehicle.
11:28 AM--Derrick City dispatched for Landing Zone at Bradford Mall.

BBQ Chicken Dinners & Halves Ready To Go Now At Roulette Fire Hall

At 10:50 AM on Saturday, Roulette Fire Hall has Chicken dinners and halves ready to buy. Available now at the Fire Hall or call 544-7762 for in-town delivery.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Ceres Township

At 10:17 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to Ceres Township for a fall victim.

3 MEDICAL HELICOPTERS FLY OUT INJURED FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER SERIOUS ACCIDENT

FIRST News Now added 6 new photos.

3 MEDICAL HELICOPTERS FLY OUT INJURED FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER SERIOUS ACCIDENT
Article & Photos by Lonny Frost (c) 2015

FIRST News Now was first to report on about this story which developed out of Hamilton Township on the evening of May 29, 2015.

FNN issued a travel alert due to a serious single motor vehicle accident that was reported with multiple injuries and possible entrapments.

The accident occurred just before 9:30PM along the Morris Run Road near the Hamilton Club Road. A Morris Run man traveling with his family ended up going off the roadway to avoid hitting another vehicle that was heading directly at them. After the car left the roadway it continued down over a small embankment and then struck a tree.

Blossburg Borough Police along with ambulances and fire units from Blossburg and Liberty, were dispatched first to the crash. A Mansfield ambulance was dispatched a short time later due to the number of injuries on the scene.

Early reports indicated possible entrapments, FNN has heard from several sources that the family's mother was removed from the vehicle by personnel on scene. However, by 9:34PM it was stated that everyone was out of the vehicle by that time.

FNN has been able to confirm there were three family members seriously injured in this accident. Those who suffered serious injuries include injured 2 very young children, as was their pregnant mother. It was also noted that each may have suffered head and facial injuries.

The male driver received minor injuries in the crash and was transported by Liberty ambulance crew to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. He arrived at the emergency room around 10:25PM. He was later released.

Guthrie Air medical helicopter was dispatched around 9:40PM and landed at the Blossburg Island Park by 10:06PM. Guthrie Air was airborne with their patient by 10:26PM.

The next helicopter was Life Net. That helicopter was dispatched at 9:49PM, landed at the Island Park by 10:39PM and was airborne by 10:54PM.

The third and final medical helicopter was Life Flight 4 which was dispatched at 10:22PM, landed at the Blossburg Island Park by 10:54PM and was airborne by 11:13PM.

All crews were cleared from the accident scene and from the Island Park by 11:20PM.

FNN did hear from a family member, that prayers are needed for all those injured and for their families and relatives.

FNN will continue to follow this story and will also try to update readers on those who were injured.

FIRST News Now wants to acknowledge all the volunteer fire and ambulance personnel from Blossburg, Liberty and Mansfield who assisted with this accident. Thank you.

Nelson A. Tanner Sr., 80, Farmers Valley, PA

Nelson Tanner Sr.

FARMERS VALLEY — Nelson A. Tanner Sr., 80, passed away on Friday (May 29, 2015) at the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, following a long illness.

Born Dec. 2, 1934, in Farmers Valley, he was a son of John F. and Neva Ella Kemp Tanner. On April 11, 1953, in Kent Hollow, he married Betty Jane Austin, who survives. 

Nelson had attended Farmers Valley Schools and had resided on Diegel Hollow for 53 years. He had been employed as a roustabout in the local oil fields his entire life, working for different oil companies including Kendall Oil Co.

He was a member and past master of the Liberty Masonic Lodge No. 505 of Port Allegany, the OES Phoenix Chapter No. 15 of Smethport, the Coudersport Consistory, Royal Arts Chapter No. 254 of Port Allegany and the Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, Ind. He, also, was a past Boy Scout Master of Troop 63 of Farmers Valley for many years.

He loved his family very much and enjoyed being outdoors and attending Masonic functions.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 62 years, are three sons, Nelson “Joe” A. (Julia) Tanner Jr. of Farmers Valley, Frank Tanner of Farmers Valley and Richard “Dick” (Brenda) Tanner of Coleville; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; three brothers, Chester Tanner Sr. of Coryville, Ward Tanner also of Coryville, and Norman (Barbara) Tanner of Eldred; and one sister, Maribelle Dunn of Coudersport.

Nelson was preceded in death by six brothers, Roy, John, Sylvester, Steve, Carl and James.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Max Simms officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley.

The Liberty Masonic Lodge No. 505 of Port Allegany will conduct a memorial service at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at framefuneralhome.com

Accounts Of The Day Pennsylvania Rained Tornadoes

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Potter County Commissioners discuss meeting on Denton Hill, other projects

By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent 
amandajonesera@yahoo.com
Bradford Era

COUDERSPORT — A number of projects to benefit Potter County residents are working toward a positive conclusion, as reported by the Potter County Commissioners on Thursday.

A meeting is planned for mid-July with local partners working to reopen Denton Hill State Park as a year-round tourist attraction and link it with other state parks and attractions across the county. Read more...

5/30/2015 7:16 AM FIRE / SMOKE INVESTIGATION 1307 E SECOND ST SWEDEN TWP

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Coudersport Dispatched to possible pole / transformer fire across from Sweden Valley Inn.

Nurse Aide Training Class starts in June at SVM

Memorial Celebration For Doris Nielson Rigas Set For Saturday, June 13 In Coudersport

"Nature's Wonder" Coudersport Ice Mine Open Through Labor Day, Don't MIss It !!

Casella Announces Change In Trash & Recycling Collection Day In Port Allegany Borough

Benefit Chicken & Biscuit Dinner & Chinese Auction Saturday At Austin United Methodist Church

Cole Memorial Seeking Full Time LPN

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Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Several Positions

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Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates for Several Positions

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Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates for Director & Assistant Director Of Nursing

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ON-SITE AUCTION SUNDAY, MAY 31ST. IN PORT ALLEGANY, PA

http://www.auctionzip.com/PA-Auctioneers/47592.html

Clara Township Clean Up Days Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6

Leona's Has A Big Selection For Your Planting Needs


4WD Dodge Dakota Crew Cab Pickup For Sale, $8400. or Best Offer

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The Guidance Center Has Openings For A Teacher And Mental Health Workers In McKean County, PA

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Pancake Dinner Sunday At Fezz's Diner Benefits Sending Area Kids To Camp


Friday, May 29, 2015

Recalls

Total Packaging of KY, Inc. Recalls Turkey and Cheese Lunch Kits Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Total Packaging of KY, Inc., an Owensboro, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 18,000 pounds of Anytime Foods Turkey and Cheese Lunch Kits due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

State Police Amity - Accident Investigation Leads to DWI Arrest

On Monday, May 25, 2015, New York State Police Amity Troopers responded to a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Clarksville. 

Subsequent to investigation LUCAS K. NEASE, 22, of Clarksville, NY was arrested for DWI. 

NEASE was processed and issued several Traffic Tickets. Nease will appear on June 3rd in the Clarksville Town Court.

Oswayo Valley Boys Baseball Team wins District 9 Title

by Monica Thomas

Coach Brad Buchholz and staff pose with 2015 District 9 Baseball Champs as they won 10-0 in a six-inning victory over Clarion Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Berwick Park.

The Green Wave are the 9-1 representative in the PIAA Class A tournament round and will face 7-2 California at Showers Field in DuBois on Monday, June 2 at (5 p.m.).

Coudersport High School Football Players & Lions Club Pick Up Trash Along Roadway

A few of the Falcon football team teamed up with the Lions Club to keep Pa beautiful by doing a trash pickup.

Blossburg & Liberty Dispatched To Morris Run Road For One Vehicle Crash

5/29/20159:29 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTMORRIS RUN RDHAMILTON TWP

At 9:32 PM on Friday, Blossburg Fire & Ambulance dispatched to Morris Run Road for a one vehicle crash with injuries & possible entrapment. Liberty has been dispatched as well. Now reporting 4 injuries.

West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquito Sample Detected



HARRISBURG, PA -- The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health are reporting the confirmation of the first 2015 detections of West Nile Virus from a mosquito sample that was collected on May 22 in Springettsbury Township, York County and a bird found May 26 in Harris Township, Centre County.

“DEP vigilantly monitors the mosquito population across Pennsylvania. When West Nile Virus is identified, DEP staff works quickly to prevent the spread of the virus,” said Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley. “Today’s announcement serves as a reminder that all Pennsylvanians should take precautions to protect against mosquitos.”

Pennsylvania began its integrated pest management program in 2004, and has since improved identification and control of mosquito populations. The program routinely surveys counties based on historical West Nile Virus presence. When necessary, DEP treats impacted areas using effective and safe control substances.

Certain mosquito species carry the virus, which may cause humans to contract West Nile fever or West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in inflammation of the brain. Last year, West Nile Virus was detected in 39 counties and resulted in 13 human cases, including one fatality.

Although most people do not become ill when infected with West Nile Virus, all are at risk. Older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at the highest risk of becoming ill and developing severe complications.

“The Department of Health will be following the incidence of the virus,” said Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy. “We encourage all to use caution prior to spending time outdoors.”

The best defense against West Nile Virus is to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water around homes, weeds, tall grass, shrubbery, and discarded tires.

Homeowners should take precautionary measures including:

• Dispose of cans, buckets, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or similar containers that hold water.
• Drill drainage holes in the bottom of outdoor recycling containers.
• Have roof gutters cleaned regularly, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to block drains.
• Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.
• Turn over wheelbarrows and do not let water stagnate in birdbaths.
• Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish.
• Clean and chlorinate swimming pools and remove any water that may collect on pool covers.

Homeowners can buy mosquito control substances, such as Bti products, at lawn and garden, outdoor supply, and other stores. Bti is a naturally occurring soil bacterium that kills mosquito larva but is safe for people, pets, aquatic life, and plants. Additionally, these simple precautions can prevent mosquito bites, particularly for people who are most at risk:

• Make sure screens fit tightly over doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out of homes.
• Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks when outdoors, particularly when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, or in areas known for having large numbers of mosquitoes.
• When possible, reduce outdoor exposure at dawn and dusk during peak mosquito periods.
• Use insect repellants according to the manufacturer’s instructions. An effective repellant will contain DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Consult with a pediatrician or family physician if you have questions about the use of repellant on children, as repellant is not recommended for children under the age of two months.

For more information about West Nile Virus and the state’s surveillance and control program, visit www.westnile.state.pa.us.

Mary E. Bancroft, 88, of Warren, PA

Mary E. Bancroft
Mary E. Bancroft, 88, of Warren, PA died Friday morning, May 29, 2015 at Warren General Hospital after a brief illness. 

She was born July 7, 1926 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of Walter and Helen Gern Blackwell. Mary was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1944 graduate of Warren High School. 

She was employed as a Psychiatric Aide at Warren State Hospital and employed with Warren Times Observer. She retired in 1989 from Sylvania Credit Union as an office manager, after 20 years employment. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and the church Altar Rosary Society and was a former CCD Teacher and Eucharistic Minister. She was a member of the Desert Club, enjoyed playing Bridge with her friends. She had served as a former Girl Scout Leader.

Mary is survived by her 3 Children – Cheryl D. Stanko and husband, Robert, Gerald Bancroft and wife, Suky, David Bancroft and wife, Sandra all of Warren, PA.
7 Grandchildren – Jason Stanko (Melissa) Karin Navarro (Rick), Matt Bancroft (Sherie), Doug Bancroft (Katie), Lisa Casey (David), Mike Bancroft, Aaron Kotzbauer (Kathleen), 12 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence C. Bancroft who died April 24, 2010, whom she married April 18, 1947 in Jamestown, N.Y., 1 Son – Jimmy Bancroft, 2 Grandchildren – Dennis and Beth Stanko, 1 Sister – Carolyn Gnage.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA., on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M.

A vigil service will be conducted Monday at 1:45 PM and members of the church Altar Rosary Society will recite the parish rosary at 7:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365.
E–mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com


Little Museum is the Place to Visit

Little Museum in Sterling Run has made the top 10 seasonal museums to visit this summer. Jim Cheney a writer from Uncover PA writes, “ I’ve visited a lot of historical society museums in Pennsylvania, some of which are seasonal and some of which are open year round. However, none blew me away as much as The Little Museum in Cameron County.”

The items inside the Little Museum that attracted Cheney’s attention included Sylvania artifacts and person items from General Joseph McNarney. “I’ve traveled a lot around Pennsylvania over the last year and have been to some rather obscure destinations. However, I think The Little Museum has to be one of the most off-the-beaten-path places I’ve visited. What it shows is that fantastic things can come in small, out of the way packages,” continued Cheney.

This summer The Little Museum will host monthly activities. Saturday June 6 Theresa Genaux and Robin Kuleck from The Little Red Barn Farm will bring live alpacas and demonstrate spinning. July focuses on the Coke Oven rehabilitation project and August features a Night at the Museum with tours by the Cameron County Historical Society board members.

The Little Museum is open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm until the middle of October.

Foot Licenses on Sale

Licenses now available for the annual Big Foot Hunt. The event to be held Saturday July 4 benefits Mountaineer Search & Rescue.

“This year the hairy Big Foot has been spotted on numerous trails in Cameron County and signs of overnight visits have been found at former Civilian Conservation Corp Camps,” says Steve Bajor from Mountaineer Search & Rescue. The hunt begins at daybreak and continues until 11am, when hunters should return their prey to the Mountaineer Search & Rescue stand during Weekend in the Wilds.

Each hunter must have a license that is proudly displayed! The $5.00 licenses can be purchased at Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Sinnemahoning Tavern, South Park Supply and Weebulls.