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Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Known Male Sent Money By Western Union


Police Identify Hazelton Residents Injured In Rt. 44 Crash Near Coudersport


Coudersport Troopers Investigate Camp Burglary In Hector Township


Port Allegany Woman Uninjured In Crash At Larabee Y


TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/INJURIES Address: 16 COUNTY LINE RD City: HORTON

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/INJURIES
Address: 16 COUNTY LINE RD
City: HORTON
Cross Streets: ROUTE 219

Agency: ELK COMPANY 7 FD
6/20/2015 11:11:20 PM

A HELICOPTER HAS BEEN REQUESTED TO PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS HELIPAD BUT HELICOPTERS ARE UNABLE TO FLY.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS Address: 165 N PAUL RDCity: ST_MARYS

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS
Address: 165 N PAUL RD
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: DOGWOOD LN * TAFT RD
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD
6/20/2015 10:21:45 PM

City of Bradford Police Arrest Man, Extinguish Fire

City Police have arrested and charged David Burns with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest after a third incident today that again involved a fire. The fire department also had to respond to extinguish the fire.
 
Burns was arraigned in front of Magistrate Engman and is currently in McKean County Jail in lieu of bail.

6-20-2015 Recalls

Shirk's Meats Recalls Pork and Beef Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
Shirk’s Meat, a Dundee, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,478 pounds of pork and beef products that may be contaminated with Listenia monocytogenes.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To West Academy Street

At 7:12 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to West Academy Street for an unknown medical.

State Police investigate possible sighting of escaped inmates in Allegany County

State Police investigate possible sighting of escaped inmates in Allegany County

NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Joseph A. D'Amico
Superintendent
  


PRESS RELEASE


The New York State Police is investigating the possible sighting of two men in Allegany County who may fit the description of Clinton Correctional Facility escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt.

On the afternoon of June 20, a witness spotted two men along a railroad line that runs along Route 20 in the Town of Friendship.

State Police, U.S. Marshals, officers from the Department of Environmental Conservation, State Parks Police, Allegany County Sheriff's Department and other local law enforcement are currently searching an area along I-86 and Route 20 in the Town of Friendship. Aviation, canine and special operation teams are assisting in the search.

While this is an unconfirmed sighting, the State Police is asking residents who live in this area along the New York-Pennsylvania border to be on alert. If these men are spotted, please call 911 immediately. Do not approach, as both are considered to be very dangerous.

Media in the area are asked to stage outside SP Amity. SP Amity is located at 5591 State Route 19, Belmont, NY.

If anyone has any other information regarding the escape, please call 1-800-GIVETIP. New York State is offering a reward of $50,000 for information that leads to the capture of either suspect ($100,000 for both). The U.S. Marshals Service has placed Sweat and Matt on their 15 Most Wanted Fugitives List, and is also offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of either suspect.


State Police Move Incident Command Post from Dannemora to Cadyville

 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Charles E. Guess
Troop B Commander
 
 

PRESS RELEASE

The New York State Police today announce that the search for escaped inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat will continue to expand and shift to other areas surrounding Dannemora.  Personnel are being redeployed to other areas based upon information gathered during the investigation. With this shift in the search, the command post which was established on the grounds of the Clinton Correctional Facility, will now be at the old Cadyville Elementary School on Park Row and State Route 3 in Cadyville.

The State Police, along with Officers and Forest Rangers from the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, the FBI, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Clinton, Essex and Franklin County Sheriff’s Departments will all continue to work collectively and collaboratively utilizing the new incident command post as the search continues. All available assets continue to be deployed around the clock, including K9 and aviation units.
  
The State Police want to thank all of our state, federal and local law enforcement partners, who continue to provide much needed manpower, equipment and expertise for this effort.

The public should continue to remain vigilant and not hesitate to report any suspicious activity. This includes any sign of a trespass, burglary or vehicle larceny. Contact 911, your local law enforcement agency, or the New York State Police to report any information related to this investigation at (518) 563-3761 or 1-800-GIVETIP. Tips can also be sent by email to crimetip@troopers.ny.gov.
 

Rushford Dispatched For Man Who Has Fallen Through A Barn Roof

At 5:55 PM on Saturday, Rushford Fire & Rushford one dispatched to the scene at 9582 Brookfield Road in Rushford for a male who has fallen through a barn roof and has suffered a serious fracture. Rushford ambulance is on scene. A helicopter has been requested.  Life Net 7-7 is responding.

Eldred Dispatched To Crash At Larabee Y

At 3:21 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the Larabee Y intersection of Rt. 446 & Rt. 155, south of Eldred. Caller reports no injuries.
USE CAUTION IN THAT AREA--VEHICLE IS STILL IN THE ROADWAY.

Massive Police Response Follows Report Of 2 Men by Railroad Sluice Near Friendship, NY


Police have converged on an area just east of the Friendship rest area on I-86 where a resident reported 2 men seen near a sluice pipe going under the railroad tracks between County Road 20 and I-86, nearly across from the Tuckers Corners Road following a report at 1:25 PM. Vehicles are being stopped at roadblocks in the area and County Road 20 is completely closed except to residents. State Police aviation has been brought in for aerial surveillance.

Unconfirmed reports in the Corning/Elmira area resulted in a search of that area earlier this week that reached down into Tioga County in Pennsylvania produced no results. All railroad traffic through Allegany County has been suspended.

Public should be advised to avoid travel in the area affected as roadblocks and closed roads will impede your travel and interfere with police operations. Anyone sighting these two men should call 911 in Allegany County.

5:16 PM--Relocating command post to the Friendship Fire Hall. 

11:00 -PM--Many false alarms were checked out throughout the day with no results. Many calls from the public reporting shots fired which turned out to be fireworks, lights on in an abandoned house in Friendship, also negative, open doors, motion lights coming on for no reason and etc. Police want residents in the area restricted to have them check their houses before they return to them. 

Reports from many news agencies lacked any accuracy, one placing the search in the Bolivar area instead of Friendship.

We've had our ears glued to the scanner all day with a lot of activity, but very little to report. The two men seen in the original report matched the description of the escapees, and police are taking it as a serious possibility, but in no way do they know for sure it is the escapees. They are still searching the area in Clinton County, NY from where they escaped.

A BOLO was issued earlier in the evening of a possible siting of a red 4 door Hyundai with PA plates containing 2 men who match the description, 2 women and a dog reportedly headed to Potter County. Reporters from WETM reported they were heading to Potter County. It is also unknown if this report has any credibility or not.

A PHONE CALL TO THE COUDERSPORT STATE POLICE BARRACKS AT 11:40 PM FOUND THAT THAT AGENCY HAS NOT BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE REPORT THAT THE ESCAPEES MAY BE HEADED TO POTTER COUNTY, PA.

Centerville Dispatched For Rollover Crash

At 1:57 PM on Saturday, Centerville Fire Rescue & Rushford Ambulance have been dispatched to Route 243 & Fairview Road for a one vehicle rollover crash with one patient injured.

Andover Dispatched To ATV Crash

At 1:27 PM on Saturday, Andover Ambulance has been dispatched to Tall Pines ATV Park at top of Pingrie Hill for a male victim of an ATV accident with a possible broken leg.

Panda Is Home Safe And Sound!



Thank you for everyones help. Panda has been located and is now safe at home with us :)

Warrant Issued For Man Who Gave False ID

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PA Route 6 to see Coast-to-Coast US Route 6 Runner

www.aprylle.com

Summer Robotics Program

Penn State Extension in Potter County will be conducting a 4 week program on robotics in the Coudersport, Genesee, Galeton and Ulysses Libraries. Younger children will explore the basics of robotics and introductory programming and older youth will get the chance to build and program a Lego Mindstorms Robot. The program is open to all youth ages 6-14 and is free.

The program will be held at

Genesee Library on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-2:30PM beginning on June 30, Coudersport Library on Wednesday Mornings from 9:30-11:00AM beginning on July 1, Galeton Library on Wednesday Afternoons from 1:00-2:30PM beginning July 1 and the Ulysses Library Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3:00PM beginning July 2.

To register, call the Extension Office at 274-8540 or stop in to the Coudersport, Genesee, Galeton or Ulysses Libraries.

We hope you can join us for the Summer Science Program at the library!

Saturday Morning Crash Is First Run For Lafayette Fire Department's Squad 215 Rescue Unit

Morning wake up call. First run for Squad 215. Two car MVA Tacks Inn intersection. at 219 and 59 Saturday morning. Photos by Rob Mitchell

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lafayette-Twp-Vol-FireRescue-Department/238332672966060?fref=nf

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued, Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Cummings Twp, Lycoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-06-18 to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Cummings Twp, Lycoming county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued under that authority by the Department.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Cogan House Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-15 00:00:00 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC for site LAUREL HILL 1H in Cogan House Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-15 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2624 129H 51904 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-15 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2624 33H 51505 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-15 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2624 32H 51504 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-15 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2624 31H 51472 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-15 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2624 30H 51441 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Highland Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-06-15 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site WT 3781 1401 5HD in Highland Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Route 44 Crash Near Coudersport Injures Three, One Flown To Buffalo Trauma Center

Yesterday 6/19 @ approximately 3:30 pm, we were dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Sr 44 just N of the Rt 44/49 intersection. Chief 48 arrived on scene and determined that this was a severe crash with 3 Pt's, 2 of which were severely entrapped, established command.

Coudersport Ambulance responded with two Ambulances And one medic, a third Ambulance ( Port Allegany MA 3 A w/medic) that had just delivered a pt to CCMH, was requested to the scene.
Two medical helicopters were requested to a nearby field just N of the accident.

Crews arrived on scene and immediately went to work freeing the entrapped Pt's. 


Cdspt Ambulance's medical command Dr. Arrived on scene to also assist the two medics in triage of the Pt's. Upon removal of the first pt( rear seated - not entrapped) MA3A Transported to CCMH.

Upon extrication of the front seat occupants( both entrapped) the were assessed, one was flown from the scene by Mercy Flight 4 to Buffalo, the third pt. Was taken to CCMH and the second medevac chopper was cancelled.

Rescue 48-8, Eng. 48-1 responded with full crews, also officers arrived on scene. Rt 44 was shut down for a period of time due to crews working within the highway, and a helicopter landing near the highway.

Assisted at the scene by Cdspt Amb., medic 6, Port Amb./Medic, PSP Cdsprt., Mercy Flight, Life Net 7-7, Kightlingers Motors.

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State Police investigate possible sightings of escaped inmates in Steuben County

19 June 2015
State Police investigate possible sightings of escaped inmates in Steuben County

 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Joseph A. D'Amico
Superintendent
 
Beau Duffy
Director of Public Information 
(518) 457-2180
  
PRESS RELEASE
 
The New York State Police is investigating the possible sightings of two men in Steuben County who may fit the description of Clinton Correctional Facility escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt.

Witnesses spotted two men on June 13 walking near the Gang Mills rail yard on Rita's Way in the town of Erwin. The next day, two men with the same description were spotted walking along County Route 115 in the town of Lindley, heading toward the Pennsylvania Border.

Earlier this week, State Police investigators were in both communities conducting interviews in an effort to verify the sightings. The investigators have also obtained surveillance camera video of the two men, which was inconclusive. The video is now being sent to Albany for further analysis to determine if the lead is credible.

While this is an unconfirmed sighting, the State Police is asking residents who live in this area along the New York-Pennsylvania border to be on alert. If these men are spotted, please call 911 immediately. Do not approach, as both are considered to be very dangerous.

If anyone has any other information regarding the escape, please call 1-800-GIVETIP. New York State is offering a reward of $50,000 for information that leads to the capture of either suspect ($100,000 for both). The U.S. Marshals Service has placed Sweat and Matt on their 15 Most Wanted Fugitives List, and is also offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of either suspect.

FOUND BLACK LAB MIX

The dog was on Dingman Run Road running toward traffic.
Black Lab Mix with license.

The Black Lab is back home

    Thanks to Solomon's Word

Zito Media Seeking A Network Engineer In Coudersport, Potter County, PA

www.zitomedia.com

Still Hand String Band At Hotel Crittenden In Coudersport Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30 PM

Lewis & Clark Circus Coming To Coudersport On Monday, June 22, 2015 / Reduced Advanced Tickets Available Locally

Part-Time Dietary Aid / Housekeeper Wanted At Lakeview Senior Care In Smethport, PA

Full-Time Learning Support Teacher Vacancy For 2015-2016 At Northern Potter School District In Potter County, PA

Northern Potter School District Has A Vacancy For A Varsity Head Soccer Coach

Friday, June 19, 2015

Potter County Conservation District Seeking Bidders For Construction Of Stream Bank Stabilization


Benefit For Gracie Ebert Saturday In Eldred, PA


Potter County Relay for Life Starts Saturday At 9 AM At CARP in Coudersport

RELAY FOR LIFE  starts this Saturday at 9 am, runs 'till Sunday 9 am at CARP park .. Finding a cure for cancer one step at a time.

6-20 Potter County Relay For Life

Photos by Sunkenbranch
http://goo.gl/nedACp

Genesee Community Days Events

6-19/20/21 Genesee Community Days

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control: Saving Your Hemlock Trees


I-80 Resurfacing in Union County Continues Next Week

Montoursville – This is the latest update on the 3.5-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 80 in Union County. The work zone is from Gray Hill Road overpass in White Deer Township to about 1 mile west of the Interstate 180 Interchange.

Weather permitting, at 7 a.m. Monday, June 22, the contractor will begin applying an epoxy overlay to the eastbound bridges. Traffic will be limited to one lane while this is being done.

On Tuesday night, weather permitting, the contractor will move to the westbound lanes to apply an epoxy overlay to the driving lane on bridges in the work area. Traffic will move to the passing lane while that work is being done.

Work is expected to be completed by noon on Friday.

Motorists are asked to be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

HRI, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $4.1 million project.

“Ever Hero Has a Story"

Galeton Public Library
added 5 new photos. 
The Galeton Public Library would like to say thank you to the following for making our summer reading kickoff “Ever Hero Has a Story" such a big success on Thursday June 18th, 2015. 

The theme for the evening was Community Hero’s and here are our heroes of the evening. 

Police Chief Brackman who did fingerprints and photos, Chief Phelps who brought his K-9 dog Akayla, Dawn Pletcher who talked about Goodies for the Troops and the veterans, Tiffany Novinger who talked about being a substitute teacher, retired school nurse 

Nancy Smail told how things have changed since she was a nurse, Jessie Green ambulance driver and EMT talked about Tommy the Moose and how he can help easy kids fears in stressful situations, Ty Miller and Vince Bowen told the kids don’t be scared of the fireman when they come in their fireman gear or have to use their loud equipment to save them, Fire Chief Joe Cimino talked about what it is like to go out to a fire and what all the other jobs being with the fire company does for the community. 

One of the highlights of the evening was when the firetruck and fire and rescue got called into action for an emergency and had to go set up the landing zone for the helicopter at the school, so the kids got to watch the helicopter come in to land for transport. 

Most importantly thank you to the 33 parents and other adults and 32 kids who came because without you this program would not have been a successful story. Remember Every Hero has a Story and everyone is a hero in some way.

Beverly A. Begin, 68, of 224 W. Corydon St. Bradford, PA

Beverly A. Begin
Beverly A. Begin, 68, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all, of 224 W. Corydon St., Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at the Bradford Manor.

Born September 17, 1946 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Edward Clair and Olive "Ollie" (Osborne) Weilacher. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1965.

On August 24, 1994, in Limestone, she married Lance H. Begin who survives.

She directed the TNT Color Guard for 16 years. In1985 she led them in the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington DC. She enjoyed Line Dancing and taught classes in Line Dancing. She especially loved her dog Bella and her cat Andy.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Theresa (Chris) Overbeck, Rhonda O'Neil, one son, James (Ginny Swanson) Fries, one stepson Michael Begin, one stepdaughter Mikki Stuckey, two brothers, Ronald Weilacher, and George Weilacher, all of Bradford, 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 5 nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Angela M. Fries-Fehringer who died January 29, 2006, one brother Clair "Jack " Weilacher.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday June 22, 2015 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating. Burial will be in Bryner Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Port Allegany High School graduating class of 1965 needs your help

The Port Allegany High School graduating class of 1965 would like to ask for your help. 

To the surprise of all of us, we find that this year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of our graduation. To celebrate this wonderous occasion, we are trying to locate all living members of our class. 

We have 5 that we have lost track of over the years and wonder if there is anyone who could help us with a current address for any of these 5: John Baker, Linda Johnson Bartas, Linda Cutting, Tom Knight, Frances Niles Ferguson. 

If you do know how to contact any of these classmates, please call Darlene Baker at 814-642-2210. Any help would be appreciated.

We also find that there are several members of our class who are no longer with us and will honor their memories with a special Memorial booklet that will include their high school graduation picture and a copy of their obituary. 

We have been unable to find the obituaries for the following: Sylvia Pease Emerick, Wayne Freer, and Francine Young Earle. 

Again, please call 814-642-2210 if you can help. 

From the 50th Reunion Committee of the Port Allegany High School Class of 1965.

Coudersport Dispatched To Motor Vehicle Crash On Rt. 44 North

At 3:33 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 44 North, 1/2 mile north of Rt. 49 for a one vehicle accident with four injured.
3:39 PM--Report patients still in vehicle.  Report 2 entrapped. A helicopter is on standby. Port Allegany Ambulance also responded from Cole Memorial.
3:51 PM--Coudersport Fire Dept. to scene to set up landing zone for Mercyflight and Lifenet 7-7 helicopters. 
4:09 PM--Lifenet 7-7 recalled. Only 1 helicopter needed. 
4:12 PM--Command reports extrication complete, Mercyflight landed.

Mildred R. Primerano, 86, a resident of the Rouse Warren County Home and formerly of Johnsonburg, PA

Mildred Primerano

Mildred R. Primerano, 86, a resident of the Rouse Warren County Home and formerly of Johnsonburg, PA, died at her residence, Friday morning, June 19, 2015 after a brief illness. 

She was born January 30, 1929 in Johnsonburg, PA. to the late Emerson and Mildred Nordstrom Mowrey. She was a longtime resident of Johnsonburg, PA. where she was a 1947 graduate of Johnsonburg High School. 

Mildred was a former member of the United Methodist Church of Johnsonburg, PA. and member of Christian Women’s Organization. She loved family life, caring for them and her animals.

She is survived by her 5 children - James J. Primerano and wife, Anne of Johnsonburg, PA., Timothy B. Primerano and wife, Susan of Scranton, PA., Thomas J. Primerano and wife, Jean of Montoursville, PA., Mark A. Primerano of Kersey, PA., Lisa Primerano of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Laura Belle of Johnsonburg, PA., 8 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Vincent Primerano whom she married November 16, 1950 in Johnsonburg, PA., who died April 20, 2002

Per Mildred’s wishes, a private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Rouse Warren County Home, officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along The River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. 

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

Mountain Bike Found In Zito Media Parking Lot In Emporium


Chainsaw Repair Kit Found Near Genesee Mills Road


Known Male, 21, Dumped Trash On Eulalia Township Man's Property


Traffic Signs Stolen In Pike Township


Bridge Replacement in Ulysses Township Postponed

Bridge Replacement in Ulysses Township Postponed

Galeton, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had planned to begin bridge replacement work June 22 on a bridge along Route 1001 in Ulysses Township. Circumstances beyond PennDOT’s control have forced a postponement of that work.

Since work will not begin June 22, no detour will be in effect near the bridge, which spans Pine Creek on Route 1001 (Sweden Hill Road/Brookland Road), two miles west of the village of Brookland.

PennDOT will issue an update on the new work schedule as soon as that information becomes available. Crews from Potter County PennDOT Maintenance will perform the work. If progress allows, PennDOT will re-open the bridge to traffic before the July 2 completion date.

Route 219 Pennsy Bridge Remains Closed / Long-term detours in effect

Elk County
Route 219 Pennsy Bridge Remains Closed
Long-term detours in effect

Ridgway, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is advising drivers that the Pennsy Bridge on Route 219 in Ridgway, Elk County will remain closed until further notice.

The bridge was closed Thursday, June 18 due to a construction-related incident.

As of 3PM today, June 19, the following detours are in effect until further notice:

Northbound traffic will continue to follow the detour that was being used for the Pennsy Bridge project. That detour is: Route 219 truck bypass at the top of Boot Jack Mountain, to Route 120 west to Route 1014 (Osterhout Street), then returning to Route 219 north. Only northbound traffic will be able to access and use Route 1014 (Osterhout Street).

Southbound traffic will be require to follow a detour beginning in Johnsonburg. Southbound drivers will exit Route 219 in Johnsonburg and follow Route 255 south to the city of St Marys. In St Marys, drivers will follow Route 120 west to Ridgway and will intersect with Route 219 south in Ridgway. Drivers need to be alert for a reduced speed limit on Route 120 between St Marys and Ridgway. Some section of Route 120 are posted at a speed limit of 35 mph due to rough road conditions and construction activity.

Route 219 northbound (North Broad Street) between Main Street and Erie Street in Ridgway will be open to local traffic only. No through traffic will be permitted on this section of Route 219.

Otto Township Dispatched To Tree Fire

At 1:49 PM on Friday, Otto Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a tree fire on Coleville Road.

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Shippen Twp

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Shippen Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-06-19 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2353 130H 51479 in Shippen Twp township, Cameron county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Shippen Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-06-19 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2353 129H 51478 in Shippen Twp township, Cameron county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters Recalled by PetSmart Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters Recalled by PetSmart Due to Electrical Shock Hazard The 50-, 100-, 150-, 200- and 250-watt heaters pose risk of electrical shock.
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Lane Restriction Next Week on I-80 WB at the Mifflinville River Bridge Project in Columbia County

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

From Monday, June 22, through Wednesday, June 24, the westbound right lane of Interstate 80 will be closed from mile 242 to mile 241 while the contractor performs paving operations. The lane restriction will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

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

Please Remember To Conserve Water / Drillers Need It To Frack Wells

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Rabies Clinic Saturday In Coudersport / No Local Clinic Scheduled For Roulette & Austin This Year

Penn State Extension: 2015 Rabies Clinic Schedule

The 2015 Rabies Clinic schedule has been finalized for the following Potter County communities this summer:

Coudersport - Saturday, June 20th, 1-6 pm @ Courthouse Gazebo

Galeton – Saturday, July 18th, 1-4 pm @ Park Gazebo

Ulysses – Saturday, August 15th, 1-4 pm @ Tri-Town Fire Hall

Shinglehouse – Saturday, September 12th, 1-4 pm @ Park Gazebo

Please note the extended time frame for the Coudersport clinic in the hope we can serve Austin and Roulette customers with their animals.

All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time a dog or cat receives a vaccine, it is good for one year. Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated annually.

All animals attending the clinics must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Schwartzmeyer of the Coudersport Animal Health Center.

Swim Lessons for Week 2 Coudersport

Swim lessons for week 2 at the Coudersport Borough pool will begin on June 22nd. If you do not know what time your child is signed up for please call the pool at 274-7041.

Get Flocked by the Falcons

For a small donation you can send a flock of falcons (flamingos) to your friends yard for a day!

You can send any number of flamingos from 10 to 50! Cost is $1 per bird.You choose the amount! Contact us at coudyfootball@gmail.com or call Anne at 335-4551
Support your falcons and have some fun in the process.

Ruth C. A. Thompson, 98, of 338 W. 4th St., Emporium, PA

Ruth C. A. Thompson, 98, of 338 W. 4th St., Emporium, PA
died at her residence on Wednesday (June 17, 2015) morning.

She was born December 9, 1916 in Grand Prairie, Minnesota a daughter of the late Rev. H. E. and Adelia Schreiber Tessmann.

She married the late Orville I. Thompson who died in 1998.

Mrs. Thompson loved Cameron County so much she moved to Emporium with her son in May of 2006 and enjoyed everyday here in the mountains. She was a loving person to everyone she met. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Emporium.

Surviving
Son: James (Jeannie) Thompson, Red Lion, PA
Son: Michael (Judith) Thompson, Emporium
5 Grandchildren and Several Great Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Rev. H. E. and Adelia Schreiber Tessmann
Husband: Orville I. Thompson
Six Brothers and Sisters

There will be No Visitation. Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (June 27, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bruce Burkness, Pastor, St John's Lutheran Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

6-19-2015 Recalls

06/18/2015 08:11 PM EDT

The Raymond-Hadley Corporation, 89 Tompkins Street, Spencer, NY 14883 is recalling PHOEBE MOTE BLANCO WHITE CORN SEMOULE DE MAIS BLANC, PESO NETO 396.9 g, NET WEIGHT 14oz. PHOEBE MOTE PELADO BLANCO 50lb. PHOEBE MOTE PELADO BLANCO PESO NETO 1530g, NET WEIGHT 54oz. PHOEBE MOTE BLANCO PEELED WHITE CORN PESO NETO 1814g, NET WEIGHT 4lb. because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

DEP Promising More Public Information On Oil & Gas Wells

http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2015/06/18/dep-plans-new-fracking-chemical-disclosure-site-promises-more-transparency/

Bradford Dispatched To Fire Alarm At YWCA On West Corydon Street

At 1:35 AM on Friday, Bradford City & Township Firefighters were dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at the YWCA on West Corydon Street. Report from scene says light smoke is showing.

Round & Square Dancing From 7 to 10 PM Friday At Odin Grange

Think About It

Our Mind Can Do Funny Things
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

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Were you able to read that? Apparently some can not, perhaps you are one of those. What I find interesting is that some, like myself, can read it as easily as if it were spelled out correctly. For me and others, this presents another problem. When I’m proof reading papers I can read over mistakes because I can’t see them. I read words that are not there and my mind corrects misspellings so that I don’t see the mistakes.

Life I have found is interpreted by what we see. Note that I said by what we see, not by what is. In other words, our interpretation of our world is subject to how we see it. We often interpret through the lenses of our experiences, both the good and bad. I wear glasses and if you were to put my glasses on your world may appear blurry and distorted. Our experiences, like glasses, affect our ability to see things.

Today was one of those days that I had trouble seeing what was right in front of my nose. I was doing some carpentry work for my niece and several times I found myself looking for the tape measure only to find that I was holding it in my hand. Later I did the same thing with the pencil and hammer.

In the natural order of life we all find ourselves in those places where we’re looking for something that is right in front of us, we just can’t see it. It’s the same with God. He can be working in our lives and the lives of others while we are oblivious to his presence. We can miss His message to us because our experience is telling something different. I know of only one way to experience God. It’s called practice. Think about it.

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

Zito Media Seeking A Network Engineer In Coudersport, Potter County, PA

www.zitomedia.com

Lewis & Clark Circus Coming To Coudersport On Monday, June 22, 2015 / Reduced Advanced Tickets Available Locally

Part-Time Dietary Aid / Housekeeper Wanted At Lakeview Senior Care In Smethport, PA


SMC Powder Metallurgy Seeking Machinist & CNC Compaction Die Setters At Galeton, PA Facility

msullivan@smcpowdermetallurgy.com

Large Commercial Building & Acreage Located In Roulette, Potter County, PA

Homer Township Clean-Up & Welcome Summer Day Saturday, June 20

Full-Time Learning Support Teacher Vacancy For 2015-2016 At Northern Potter School District In Potter County, PA

Northern Potter School District Has A Vacancy For A Varsity Head Soccer Coach

UGI Utilities, Inc. Has Union Apprentice Position Open In Coudersport Area

employment@ugi.com

Accidental House Fire On Moore Hill Road Started From Electrical Fault In 2nd Floor Bedroom

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Unit, Trooper Whitcomb, Cpl. David Surra and the Emporium Volunteer Dept. Chiefs investigated the cause and origin of a fire at the above location. The investigation determined the cause of the fire to be accidental, electrical fault in wiring, and the origin to be in an upstairs bedroom.

The approximate value of damage was determined to be approximately $25,000. No injuries were sustained during the fire or it's suppression. The fire was extinguished by members of the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department. The Cameron County Emergency Management Agency and the Emporium Ambulance Service also assisted with efforts during this incident.

Era Reporters Detail Collapse Of Pennsy Bridge On Rt. 219 In Ridgway

3 hurt, one seriously in Ridgway bridge collapse

By COLIN DEPPEN Era Reporter and MARCIE SCHELLHAMMER Era Associate
Bradford Era

RIDGWAY — A Ridgway bridge undergoing a $2.2 million overhaul partially collapsed on Thursday afternoon, injuring three contractors, one gravely, and snarling traffic for miles, officials said.

The collapse of part of the “Pennsy Bridge” on U.S. Route 219 (North Broad Street) in the borough was first reported around 2 p.m., along with traumatic injuries to several workers on or around it at the time.

A widely circulated surveillance video from a nearby hardware store shows two workers walking near a large piece of excavating equipment on the bridge’s northbound lane when the road suddenly gives way, swallowing all three. Reports about the placement of the third worker injured in the collapse are conflicting.

The identities of those involved were not immediately clear. Officials with the contractor, Francis J. Palo Inc. of Clarion, confirmed one as a company employee and the other two as subcontractors. No other information was immediately available. Read more....

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Roulette Ambulance To Second Street

At 11:46 PM on Thursday, Roulette Ambulance & Coudersport ALS dispatched to 2nd Street for a medical emergency.
11:57 PM--COUDERSPORT AMBULANCE DISPATCHED.

VEHICLE / PED. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Address: 3672 RIDGWAY ST MARYS RD City: RIDGWAY_TOWNSHIP

VEHICLE / PED. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
Address: 3672 RIDGWAY ST MARYS RD
City: RIDGWAY_TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: STATION ST * SHORT ST
Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD; RIDGWAY AMBULANCE

 6/18/2015 10:49:05 PM
11:05 PM--AMB. ENROUTE TO PENN HIGHLANDS ELK

Former sheriff Mason pleads guilty

Bradford Era
SMETHPORT — Former McKean County Sheriff Bradley Mason pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to charges including corruption of minors.

Mason, 53, was charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female who was renting a home from Mason and his wife. Read more...

Video of Pennsy Birdge collapse in Ridgway provided by H & A Hardware


JUST IN:Video of Pennsy Birdge collapse in Ridgway provided by H & A Hardware.
Posted by WJAC-TV News on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Causer Comments on Basic Education Funding Report

HARRISBURG – A commission established last year to study the formula for funding basic education in the state’s 500 school districts released its report on Thursday, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

“Education is always a top priority in the General Assembly, and it is important that we fund our schools both adequately and fairly,” Causer said. “I appreciate the work of the commission in studying our existing funding formula and look forward to further review and discussion of the recommendations contained in the report.

“My goal, as always, is to ensure our rural schools have the funding and resources necessary to provide a quality education to our students,” he added.

In its report, the commission recommends a new formula that takes into account several student-based factors, including student population, poverty, English language learners and charter school enrollment. It also includes a “sparsity size adjustment,” which is intended to adjust for the unique challenges facing small rural school districts.

The commission’s report is the result of a year-long study that included input from a wide range of education experts and advocates, as well as parents from urban, suburban and rural school districts.

To take effect, the recommendations must be adopted by the House and Senate, as well as the governor. Additional information about the recommendations is available at www.pahousegop.com.

Thompson Statement Following Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Medical Device Excise Tax

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2015
 CONTACT: Bailey Hall
Thompson Statement Following Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Medical Device Excise Tax 
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) issued the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, which repeals the Affordable Care Act’s 2.3% excise tax on medical devices:
“Among the many problems with the Affordable Care Act, the medical device excise tax continues to stifle competitiveness and innovation.  In Pennsylvania alone, this has a direct effect upon the 75,000 people throughout the Commonwealth who are employed by the medical device industry.  Repealing this harmful tax will protect American jobs, while ensuring that patients continue to have access to life-saving medical devices.”
On June 17, 2015, Congressman Thompson, a co-sponsor of the legislation, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives urging his colleagues to support passage of the Protect Medical Innovation Act. 
                                                                                                        
H.R. 160 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 280-140.