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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Firefighters Honored At Bradford Rotary Firefighters Appreciation Dinner

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The Northern Potter Junior class will be hosting Color Me Graduated

The Northern Potter Junior class will be hosting Color Me Graduated a color run aimed at assisting them to raise funds for their class. The run will take place October 10, 2015 at the Northern Potter School District Ulysses, PA. Registration starts at 9:30am and the run/walk will start at 10am. Participants will be splashed with color as they make their way through the cross country course at the school.

Cost per runner is $35.00 and $40.00 on the day of the event. First 100 participants will receive a t shirt. Register early to ensure a t shirt and color packets. Registrations forms can be accessed through the Northern Potter School District Facebook page as well www.northernpottersd.org. Any questions should be directed to Deborah Hamilton dhamilton@northernpottersd.org or by phone at 814-848-7534.

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Found Cat On Ross Street In Coudersport


A cat showed up on my porch around 9:30 tonight. I live on Ross St in Coudersport

Just wanted to let you know the cat was returned to her owners later Saturday night. I tried to post a comment from my phone but it did not go through.
Thank you

Historical Society to Reprint “Reflections of Cameron County"

The Cameron County Historical Society has contracted with a Pennsylvania publishing company to reprint "Reflections of Cameron County" created in 1994 that shows a pictorially Cameron County from its beginning to recent times.

This amazing book packed full of photos that were shared by local residents and some from the files of the Cameron County Historical Society, is an extremely rare book, only 100 were sold at the time.

Internet searches for the book continual yield no results. It's a pictorial research tool we at the Historical Society often use when determining how things looked at a certain moment in time. Unfortunately we have one copy and had no means to reproduce it without destroying it for reprint. Technology today has given us the opportunity to make it available once again to the general public.

"Reflections" is a treasure trove of 135 pages with over 400 photos that came from Cameron County residents, both present and past including some from the Cameron County Historical Society files. These images signify a wide range of the houses, businesses, and industry that once lined our streets, some still in existence today.

How about the "old pedestrian tunnel" that was once under the railroad at the end of south Popular Street that permitted employees access to Sylvania without going over the tracks, that photo is in the book and so much more.

This is a book that you will not want to sit down and look through alone. It demands family and friends who will want to reminisce. It's the perfect gift to take to a reunion, family gathering or a party it will become the highlight of the event and everyone will want a copy to.

Pre-orders only are being accepted for “Reflections of Cameron County” as the Historical Society must meet a minimum threshold in order to have the book printed.

The final date to order will be October 31, 2015, and the Historical Society plans to have the books shipped in December, in time to offer as a unique Christmas gift for any local history buff.

The book will cost $30 the same it did over 20 years ago and shipping to any US location is available for an additional $5.

Checks can be made out to the Cameron County Historical Society and sent to PO Box 433; Emporium, PA 15834.

Coudersport Ambulance To Peet Brook Road

At 10:18 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Peet Brook Road for a medical emergency.

All Fired Up & Kicking Ash BBQ Competition Deadline Approaching

The deadline to show off your barbecue skills at the All Fired Up & Kicking Ash BBQ Competition is Friday September 18. The competition is set for Saturday September 26 in downtown Emporium. “The event coincides with the District 4 Trapping Convention,” said executive director Tina Johns Solak. New this year will be the sale of beer and two new divisions: side dishes and deserts.

Individuals or teams are invited to enter. The price is $50.00. Cookers will set up in the vacant lot in downtown Emporium and offer their wings, pork, ribs, turkey, sides, deserts or brisket for sale. A team of 5 judges will decide the winners in each category. Visitors will then select a People’s Choice winner. The awards were created by PA Wilds Juried Artist Steve Burlingame.

The competition is open to restaurants, non-profits who would like to put together a team, or individuals. “It is for bragging rights of the county!” Johns Solak explained

Entry forms and rules can be found at www.cameroncountychamber.org or by calling the chamber office at 814-486-4314.

Master Gaarnener Classes Start Oct. 1 In McKean County


Bradford EMS Dispatched For Assault Victim

At 9:51 PM on Saturday, Bradford ambulance has been dispatched to the intersection of Keating Avenue & Prendergast Avenue for an assault victim. Reported to be a female in 20's with head injuries. Police are on scene.

Cameron County Storm won both of their games today



Cameron County Storm won both of their games today. Peewee won 24-12 and improved their record to 3-0 and Pony won 26-14 and improved their record to 2-1.

Kane Woman Arrested For Driving Under Suspicion


Dryer Fire Causes $30,000. Damage To House In Foster Township


Philip L. HERSHEY, 57, of Coudersport, PA

Philip L. HERSHEY
Philip L. HERSHEY, 57, of Coudersport, PA, died Friday, September 11, 2015 in his home. 

Born April 22, 1958, in Lebanon, PA, he was the son of Melvin B. and Alma L. Rohrer Hershey. On June 23, 1979, in Paradise, PA, he married the former Laurel Danforth, who survives. 

A 1976 graduate of Coudersport High School, he and his wife owned and operated Hershey Farms Market in Coudersport for 30 years. 

 Phil was a member and deacon of the Coudersport Alliance Church. 

 He served on the Potter County Planning Commission and the Coudersport Water Authority.

 Surviving besides his wife, Laurel, are: his father of East Earl, PA; four children, Toni (Jeremy) Vought stationed with the US Marine Corps in Japan, Zachary Hershey of Raleigh, NC, Sabrina Hershey of Louisville, KY, and Alexander Hershey of Coudersport; two grandchildren, Alyssa Vought and Joshua Vought; two brothers, Fred Rohrer (Mildred) Hershey of Lancaster and Rodney Lee (Joanna) Hershey of Roulette, PA; two sisters, Connie Marie (Russell) Knight of East Earl, PA and Sherri Ann (Jeff) Gilbert of Ephrata, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 He was predeceased by his mother. 

Friends may call at the Coudersport Alliance Church on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:00 PM. The Rev. Joe Lazurek and the Rev. Joel Bubna will co-officiate. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Coudersport Alliance Church or God’s Food Pantry, both at 7 Alliance Ave., Coudersport, PA 16915. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

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

Allen J. Barber, 69, of Williamsport, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA and Portville, NY,

Allen J. Barber
Allen J. Barber
“former Shinglehouse, PA and Portville, NY resident”

WILLIAMSPORT, PA---Allen J. Barber, 69, of Williamsport, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA and Portville, NY, passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Thursday, September 10, 2015, after a long illness.

Born on February 25, 1946 in Olean, NY, he was a son of John and Genevieve Cowan Barber. On June 24, 1978 in Portville, NY, he married Sharon E. Rixford, who survives.

US Marine Corp Veteran
Allen was a graduate of Portville Central High School. He attended Gulf Coast Bible College in Houston, Texas. 

 In 1964 Allen enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served until 1978, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was very proud of his service to his country.

He was employed by the former Hysol Corporation in Olean and later was employed by Temple Inland Forest Products in Mount Jewett as an industrial sander technician for 15 years until retiring at age 55 due to ill health..

Allen was a very proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps League in Williamsport. He loved his pets, gardening, and most especially spending time with his family.

Surviving besides his wife are seven children, Tina L. Barber of Howard, Nora A. (Nick) Aladieff and Ella M. Owens, both of Puyallup, Washington, Timothy L. (Kari) Barber of Ulysses, Kansas, Peggy L. (Steven) Pattison of Bradford, Tina Rae Barber of Castile, NY, and Jeffrey A. Barber of Williamsport; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Raymond (Mary) Barber of California, David L. (Deb) Barber of North Carolina, Murray J. (Linda) Barber of Arizona, and Malcomb (Bonnie) Barber of Ohio; a brother-in-law, Michael E. (Bobbie) Rixford of Eldred; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Allen was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kristian.

In keeping with Allen’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

Allen’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Allen, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Nancy J. PEIRSON, 76, of Harrison Valley, PA

Nancy J. PEIRSON, 76, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Thursday, September 10, 2015 in UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.

 Born July 14, 1939, in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter of Adolf and Phyllis I. Mascia Kulic. On July 12, 1975, in Harrison Valley, she married Donald L. Peirson, who survives.

 She was employed as a bookkeeper for many years. 

Surviving besides her husband, Donald, are: five children; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother. 

 In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her step-father, Joseph Hayes; and a brother Robert Kulic. A Memorial Service will be held at the family home at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

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

Helen YOUNG, 84, of Ulysses, PA

Helen YOUNG, 84, of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, September 12, 2015 in her home. 

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

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

Crafter & Vendor Sign Ups for Coudy Craft Show November 28th

We are now accepting crafters and vendors for the Coudy Christmas Craft Show which will be held at the Coudersport High School on Saturday, November 28. 

 Crafters, vendors and direct sales reps are welcome! Anyone doing any type of fundraiser is also welcome. We are expecting a large crowd and are aiming for around 100 vendors, we already have 45!

For more information and an application to fill out, please email coudycraftshow@yahoo.com

The Coudy Christmas Craft Show is sponsored by the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce. Cori Wagner is the chairperson in charge. 

Port Allegany Dispatched To Lynn Hall Hill For Tree Down In Road

At 12:50 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to Route 6 on Lynn Hall Hill for a tree down on the roadway.

Six Schools Vie For Title in Robotics Competition at Penn State DuBois

Penn State DuBois Assistant Professor of Engineering Daudi Waryoba introduces teams to the playing field they'll navigate their robots through during BEST.
DuBOIS - The first round of a nation-wide robotics competition for middle and high school students will take place at Penn State DuBois in October. BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) got underway on Saturday with the official Kickoff Day, as teams assembled in Hiller Auditorium to gather information and the supplies they'll need to build their robot. 

The competition and Game Days are slated for 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, and continuing from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. The games will take place in the campus gymnasium, with Penn State DuBois serving as a local hub for the competition for the second year in a row. A Mall Day is also planned for 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, at DuBois Mall. All BEST events are open to the public.

Teams participating in this year's BEST at Penn State DuBois are DuBois Area, DuBois Central Catholic, Redbank Valley, Clarion-Limestone, Wider School, and Ridgway Area.

BEST provides all necessary parts and equipment for teams to build a robot that they can use to run a course and perform specified tasks. The theme of this year's BEST is titled Pay Dirt, and is based on deep mining techniques and the design, construction, and operation of the machines utilized in mining. The robot must be built within a six-week time frame. On the days of the contest, all teams will run the course, competing for the best times and course completion. 

Through participation in this project-based program, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. The goal is to better prepare these students for further education and careers in STEM fields, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The learning opportunities with BEST don't stop at STEM fields, however. Teams also compete and receive awards for other areas of the project, which include marketing, exhibition, sportsmanship, and team spirit.

Penn State DuBois Chancellor Melanie Hatch said she is happy to host BEST on campus, because the organization puts educational experiences for the participants at the forefront of its mission. Hatch said, "Competitions like BEST encourage students to embrace academics by providing a fun, competitive environment. Interesting and engaging activities involving STEM education get young people excited about the fields early on, and have great potential to inspire many of our nation's much-needed future engineers, scientists, or mathematicians."

Hatch also noted the structure of the competition provides a place for students of all academic strengths to participate and excel. She said, "Additionally, it presents opportunities for students with stronger aptitudes outside of STEM to compete in areas like marketing, where they can shine, as well."

Winners of BEST at Penn State DuBois will advance to the Northern Plains BEST Regional Championships to be held December 3-5, at North Dakota State University.

More information can be found at http://dubois.psu.edu/best

BEST at Penn State DuBois is made possible by Fairman Family Foundation, Missile Defense Agency, Comtec, Atlas Pressed Metals, Abbot Furnace, Miller Welding, Eastern Sintered Alloys, and Symmco.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Exco Resources Pa Llc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Davidson Twp, Sullivan County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-09-09 to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Davidson Twp, Sullivan county. 91.34A - Failure to take all necessary measures to prevent spill. Inadequate diking, potential pollution
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Bradford County Megan’s Law Violator in New York

09/11/2015 10:41 PM EDT

September 11, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Lewis Cheresnowsky, formerly of Canton, Bradford County, for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements. Cheresnowsky was convicted of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Somerset County, ME, which required him to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Kane Dispatched For ATV Accident Near Russell City

At 11:50 AM on Saturday, Kane ambulance with ALS has been dispatched to Route 66 at the Russell City Store for a victim of an ATV accident. Reported to be a male with head lacerations.
Ridgway ambulance has been dispatched for a second victim with an arm injury.

JKLM Energy Donates $81,000. To Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department

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Thank you to JKLM Energy for helping out our Fire Department with our percentage of required funds to complete our SCBA project and additional needed Gas Monitoring Equipment and PPE.

This equipment is not only needed for Gas Industry Emergencies, but every day emergencies as well. Late last year the Galeton, Austin Fire Dept.s entered into a Regional SCBA FEMA Grant application to update all of or SCBA's ( units that were well beyond NFPA life) some devices cannot even being repairable.


In May of this year we were awarded the FEMA Grant in the amount of $276,000, total cost of the project totaling in excess of $330,000. These will allow interoperability between our depts. winning bid came from Kaza Fire Equipment, Ebensburg PA. - MSA G-1' s with pack, two bottles each, face pieces, RIT Packs and chargeable battery packs and chargers.


JKLM Energy has several well locations in our primary response area, these funds are GREATLY APPRECIATED in not only our responses to gas emergencies, but to our evey day calls for service.


Thank you to Austin and Galeton Fire Dept.s for you cooperation, support in his project as well as assisting our community in our time of need.


Pictured L-R
Brd member/Fire Police Capt. Troy Rouse, Chief of Dept. Bryan Phelps, JKLM Energy Jeff Long, Brd member/Treasurer Brian Wilson.

Eldred Dispatched For Tree Down On Rt. 446 North

At 11:23 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Department has been dispatched to Rt. 446, 1 mile north of Seals Service for a tree down in the roadway.

$5. Rabies Clinic Today From 1 to 4 At Shinglehouse Park Gazebo


Free Skin Cancer Screening Tuesday At Patterson Cancer Center, Register Now


Emporium Volunteer Fire Dept. 8th Annual Gun Bash September 19th

Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 814-486-1595, 814-486-3075, or 814-486-3821.

Public Auction Saturday, September 19th In Elmira, NY

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Austin Alumni Reunion Sept. 26, 2015 At Austin VFW

The 6th Annual Threshing Bee and Farm Show at the Klein Family Century Farm Saturday

6th Annual Threshing Bee and Farm Show at the Klein Family Century Farm in Mina, Pennsylvania, will be held on Saturday, September 12, starting about 10:00 A.M. 

There will be various old time demonstrations of Threshing oats, Baling straw, Shelling corn,
Grinding Corn, Sawing logs, making shingles, and lots more. 

 Come and see Mahlon Davenport turning bowls on the lathe and watch the Rope man

work his magic, plus other exhibitors will be set up. The Quilting Cabin will be open with Alpaca weaving demonstrations and Kitchen
collectibles on display. A Chili dinner will be served at 12:30 P.M.

All events are Free and everyone is welcome. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable day on the farm. The farm is located off Route 6
four miles west of Coudersport - there will be signs at the end of the road.

Preservation Road Show Coming To Potter County On September 16 & 17th

US Census Bureau Hiring Field Reps In Potter County, Testing Sept. 18th, Call Now

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper Saturday At Sartwell Creek Union Church

New Class Offerings For Parkinson's Disease At Lakeview Senior Care In Smethport


Friday, September 11, 2015

Potter County launching Veterans Discount Program

Military veterans from Potter County will be able to receive discounts on many local purchases under the new Potter County Veterans Discount Program. It's a project of the Potter County Board of Commissioners and the county's Office of Veterans Affairs.

Merchants and professional service providers are being invited to participate by extending discounts – typically 10 percent or more – to Potter County veterans. Those seeking more information of seeking to sign up to offer a discount to veterans should contact Executive Secretary Dawn Wooster at 814-274-8290, ext. 207, or dwooster@pottercountypa.net.

Vets who wish to take advantage of the program will obtain a Veterans Discount Program identification card from the county. Each card will be accompanied by a list of those participants who are offering discounts.

Certain restrictions will apply; for instance, discounts are not offered on the sale of tobacco products or alcoholic beverages. Veterans should also understand that the discount program applies to the veteran himself or herself, and not to other family members or friends.

Potter County has been working closely with the Indiana County Office of Veterans Affairs, which implemented a similar program several years ago, to assure a smooth launch.

Veterans who request a card will be referred to Will Worthington, director of veterans affairs, to discuss other benefits and services for which they may qualify. Beginning on Monday, September 21, veterans seeking a discount card should contact Director Worthington at 814-274-8290, ext. 210, or wworthington@pottercountypa.net.

Potter County's Veterans Service Committee, comprised of Commissioner Paul Heimel, Will Worthington and Dawn Wooster, will oversee the Veterans Discount Program.


The Austin Dam Memorial Association is hosting a HANDMADE BY SHELBY


OPA Wilds Juried Artist Sandy Shields Returns to Artisan Cente

Finished Piece
One of the most popular classes offered at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center is stained glass. This fall PA Wilds Juried Artist Sandy Shields is offering a beveled glass Moravian Star class.

Artist Sandy Shields
The class is limited to 10 students and the cost is $35.00. All materials will be supplied. The three hour classes will be held on consecutive nights, Wednesday October 28 and Thursday October 29 starting at 6pm. Because of the popularity seats will only be guaranteed with payment. Payments and registration accepted online at www.cameroncountychamber.org or at the artisan center in Emporium.


PITT-BRADFORD ALUMNI TO HONOR TRUMAN, LUKE

Chris Luke
BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Alumni Association will honor Dr. Jean Truman, associate professor of nursing, and alumnus Chris Luke ’94 during its Alumni and Family Weekend Oct. 2-4.

Truman will accept the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association’s Teaching Excellence Award, while Luke will receive the Denny Lowery PBAA Distinguished Volunteer Award.

Both will be recognized at the PBAA Alumni Awards Dinner and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Mukaiyama University Room. The cost is $25 for adults, $12 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. For registration, visit upbalumni.org/afw or call 814-362-5091.

Truman is the coordinator of the Associate of Science in Nursing program at Pitt-Bradford, where she has taught since 2003. Her two research interests are student success with the NCLEX RN and the use of standardized patients in nursing simulations. Prior to teaching at Pitt-Bradford, she worked as a critical care nurse, coordinator of staff education and nursing supervisor.

She continues to work as a nursing supervisor at Bradford Regional Medical Center and is an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society.

Truman was nominated by three 2015 nursing graduates, Melissa Dibble, Jenny Ratvasky and Danielle Schoonover-Wils, who cited her accessibility to students and her willingness to mentor them.
Dr. Jean Truman

“Dr. Truman went beyond being a fabulous professor,” Dibble wrote in her nomination. “She has always been available for questions and is not afraid to step up to a challenge for a student.”

In 2009, she received the Pitt-Bradford Chairs’ Faculty Teaching Award.

Luke served as PBAA president from 2010 to 2014, helping with 50 and Beyond: The Campaign for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

He was nominated by Anita Dolan ’88.

“Chris has always been very dedicated and passionate about Pitt-Bradford and the PBAA,” she said. “While president, he could always be counted on, especially in the area of fundraising. While he is no longer president, he is still very connected to the Pitt-Bradford community.”

Luke currently serves as chairman of the PBAA advancement committee and is a member of the Pitt-Bradford Advisory Board. Professionally, he is vice president of sales distribution for Mesirow Financial Investment Strategies. He and his wife, Megan, live in Canonsburg with their son, Alex.

Also at the awards dinner, David Brown III ’04, Jamie Keane ’09 and Katie Moore ’09 will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Other public events during the weekend include an Executive Speaker Series and Networking Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 2 in the Mukaiyama University Room with Dr. Siobhan France ’08, an Arts Gala and performance by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre on Oct 2 in Bromeley Family Theater, and the Friends of Hanley Library Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at Hanley Library. For more information on events, visit www.upb.pitt.edu/afw/.

For disability needs related to the dinner or other Alumni and Family Weekend events, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.


Coudersport Ambulance to Peet Brook Road

At 10:14 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Peet Brook Road for a medical emergency.

Tioga 911 Center Dedicated, Named After David Cohick

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Derrick City Dispatched For Vehicle In Ditch

At 8:05 PM on Friday, Derrick City Fire Dept. dispatched to East Main Street near Dollar General for a vehicle in the ditch. unknown if injuries.

C&N Names Christina Merwine as Compliance Officer

Christina Merwine
WELLSBORO, PA – C&N recently announced the appointment of Christina Merwine as Compliance Officer. In this role, Merwine will manage C&N's compliance program to ensure all regulations are effectively incorporated throughout all areas of the bank and to guide the bank through the constantly changing regulatory environment. Christina will continue to report to C&N’s Executive Vice President of Risk Management, John Reber. “Christina has been the Assistant Compliance Officer for the past 4 1/2 years where she has been a vital part of developing our strong compliance program. She has the knowledge and skills to lead the compliance department going forward,” Reber said.

With over 14 years of industry experience, Merwine previously held positions at C&N as IRA Administrator and Assistant Compliance Officer. Prior to joining C&N, she worked for Corning Credit Union. Christina earned her CISP (Certified IRA Service Professional) in 2011 from the Institute of Certified Bankers and is a graduate of Mansfield University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Regarding her new role, Merwine said, “I’m excited for this opportunity and look forward to many more years with Citizens & Northern Bank.”

For nine years, Christina has been a dance instructor through the Parks and Recreation dance program, Steps of Expression, teaching ballet, pointe and modern dance. She is also actively involved in the Women’s Group of the United Church of Nelson. Merwine and James Moyer recently purchased a new home in Nelson, PA, where her four-year-old son, Ian, also lives.


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

Update on Mifflinville River Bridge Project in Columbia County

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

On Monday, Sept. 14, and Tuesday, Sept. 15, a daylight signing pattern will be used to close the westbound right shoulder of I-80 from mile 242 to mile 241 so the contactor can perform punch list repair operations.

Work will be performed from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM each day.

No travel lanes will be closed but some backups are possible.

GRASS DRAGS POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEK DUE TO FORECASTED RAIN

The September 12 Grass Drags sponsored by the Potter County Trail Busters Inc. Snowmobile Club scheduled for tomorrow will be postponed to next weekend - September 19. Due to the anticipated rain we decided to wait. Hope to see you all next week!

Two Injured In Friday Morning Crash in Marvindale

At 7:44 AM on Friday, Hamlin Township Fire Dept. and EMS was dispatched to a one vehicle accident on Route 6 at the intersection of Rt. 146. Two people were reported injured and transported to the hospital by ambulance. No helicopters were able to fly due to heavy fog. State Police have not released any details yet.

Philip L. HERSHEY, 57, of Coudersport, PA

Philip L. HERSHEY

Philip L. HERSHEY, 57, of Coudersport, PA, died Friday, September 11, 2015 in his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Barbara J. CRIPPEN, 70, of Ulysses, PA

Barbara J. CRIPPEN
Barbara J. CRIPPEN

Barbara J. CRIPPEN, 70, of Ulysses, PA, went peacefully with the Lord on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in her home. 

 Born March 4, 1945, in Sodus, NY, she was the daughter of William and Lillian Gage Blauvelt. On September 26, 1964, in Williamson, NY, she married Howard L. Crippen, who survives. 

She was a member of God’s New Beginnings Church in Harrison Valley. 

 Surviving besides her husband, Howard, are: two children, Howard (Laurie) Crippen, Jr. of Wolcott, NY and Judy A. Crippen of Ulysses; two grandchildren, Dustin (Christine) Saddock of Canastota, NY and Delicia Crippen of Wolcott, NY; two brothers, Les Blauvelt of Newark, NY and Leo (Kathy) Blauvelt of Sodus, NY; three sisters, Rose Johnson of Palmyra, NY, Shirley Timmerman of Williamson, NY, and Peggy (Paul) Crippen of Westfield; and many nieces and nephews.

 In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, William, Robert, Donald, and Charles; and three sisters, Leta Mitchell, Ruth Kotvis, and Beverly Smith. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday in God’s New Beginnings Church, Harrison Valley, with Pastor David Brelo officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, PA. 

Memorials may be made to God’s New Beginnings Church, 104 East Main St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927. 

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

Norwich Township Dispatched For Wires Down

At 5:04 PM on Friday, Norwich Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Red Mill Road near the bridge for electrical wires down on the roadway.

Coudersport Ambulance To Ludwig Lane

At 4:59 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Ludwig Lane for a medical emergency.

Gladys E. Dietrich, 91, of Gaines, PA

Gladys E. Dietrich

Gladys E. Dietrich, 91, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro, PA. 

One of seven sisters, along with two brothers, Gladys was born on August 8, 1924 in Stewartsville, PA, a daughter of the late Randolph McMillan and Ethel (Mathias) Gregg. On June 1, 1944, she married George W. Dietrich with whom she celebrated 67 years of marriage before his death on August 14, 2011. 

Along with her husband George and her sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Clarence Detar, she co-owned the Deer Trail Restaurant in Manhattan for 19 years. 

Gladys was a member, Sunday School Teacher and treasurer of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, the Secretary of Gaines Twp., a member of the Gaines Thimble Club, a member of the Tioga Council of Republican Women, and a member of the Mary Wells Chapter of the O.E.S. Gladys was a talented crotchetier. Two of her most beloved pieces were an intricate wall hanging depicting the Last Supper and a wedding redingote (coat) for her niece, Susan Wilson. 

She also enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, reading books, doing jigsaw puzzles with her husband, George, and was well known for her delicious red beets. 

Surviving are, two sisters, Lois Whipple, Wellsboro, PA, and June Blass, Tuscan, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband, George, Gladys was preceded in death by two brothers, Nelson and Glenn Gregg, and four sisters, Betty Simmen, Dorothy Ralph, Ruth Harris, and Alice Detar.

 Friends may call on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 2:00-3:00pm at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. Funeral Services will follow at 3:00pm with the Rev. Bob Anderson officiating. Flowers will be provided by the family. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.

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Ronald L. Millington, Sr., 60, of 47 Belleview Avenue, Bradford, PA

Ronald L. Millington, Sr.
Ronald L. Millington, Sr.

Ronald L. Millington, Sr., 60, of 47 Belleview Avenue, Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Pavilion at BRMC, surrounded by his family.

Born in the Adirondacks on October 12, 1954 in Glens Falls, NY, he was a son of the late Roger F. and Eleanor (Bruno) Millington.

On January 31, 1981, he married Edith (Tyrell) Millington, who survives.

He attended schools in Brant Lake, NY.

After high school, Mr. Millington worked in saw mills in New York State, then worked on a farm in Florida for a time. He came to Pennsylvania and owned and operated R & S Logging along with his sons for a number of years.

He was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed camping, boating and hunting. He also bred Doberman Pincers and also enjoyed spending time with his grand kids and his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Ronald (Brandy) Millington, Jr., of Bolivar, NY, Nick (Sheree) Millington, of Wellsville, NY, Al (Susan) Younes, of Bradford and Jackie (Robin) Smith also of Bradford; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Penny Millington of Glens Falls, NY; four brothers, Ricky Millington, of FL, Rusty Millington and Robin Millington, both of Queensbury, NY and Rian Millington, of Glens Falls, NY.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Davis and three brothers, Roger Millington, Jr. Randy Millington and Richard Millington.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Ron's life from 4-8 PM, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 at The Church of The Ascension Parish Hall. Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to Kids and Cancer, PO Box 1299, Bradford or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Headline Harrisburg By Rep. Matt Gabler



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Friday, September 11, 2015
The latest news from the State Capitol 

9/11 -
On the 14th anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks on our nation, communities throughout the country will pause to remember the nearly 3,000 men and women who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Here in Pennsylvania, the Visitors Center Complex at the Flight 93 Memorial, operated by the National Park Service in Somerset County, is now open. Also being unveiled for the first time this week is the Learning Center, a multi-purpose space which will be used for educational programming, rotating exhibits and special events; a system of pedestrian trails; and the dramatic flight path walkway and overlook.

More information is available about the Flight 93 Memorial by clicking here.


Please join the tribute to all of the heroes that day by proudly flying the American flag.
 

Elk Cam….
is available online, thanks to the Pennsylvania Game Commission and HDOnTap. The camera is installed on State Game Lands 311 in Elk County, in a field that is off limits to the public.

Click here to access the stream.
 

Congratulations….
to Adam L. Bowser of Mahaffey and Jacob A. Rhymestine of Madera, two of the 83 men and women who graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy last week. Trooper Bowser is assigned to Troop E Erie while Trooper Rhymestine is assigned to Troop H Harrisburg.
 

Attention Hunters –
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will host a hunter training course on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Moshannon State Forest, 3372 State Park Road, Penfield. The course is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can purchase a license.

If you are interested in registering for the class, please click here.
 

State Game Lands Tour -
If you're up for a road trip this Saturday, Sept. 12, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a tour of State Game Lands 266 in Jefferson County. This driving/walking tour focuses on ruffed grouse.
Please meet at the Clear Creek State Park amphitheater at 9:30 a.m. The program will last approximately two hours as the tour travels from the amphitheater to Corsica. This is a great opportunity to explore state game lands and learn how they are managed.
 

The Veterans of Johnsonburg Bypass on Route 219 was dedicated last Saturday, Sept. 5. The bridge renaming is the result of legislation I worked on with Mayor Theresa Cherry that was signed into law last year.

Johnsonburg is known for the support it shows for its veterans. That sentiment was reflected in Saturday’s great turnout.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer



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Never Forget

It’s hard to imagine it’s been 14 years since the horror of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on our nation. The shock of the day’s events is still very fresh in my mind, and I cannot imagine the pain and sadness family and friends of those lost experience on this day.

Here in Pennsylvania, the Visitors Center Complex at the Flight 93 Memorial, operated by the National Park Service in Somerset County, officially opened on Thursday. Also opening to the public for the first time this week is the Learning Center, a multi-purpose space which will be used for educational programming, rotating exhibits and special events; a system of pedestrian trails; and the dramatic flight path walkway and overlook.


More information is available about the Flight 93 Memorial here.

May we never forget the heroes who died that day.
 

New Transitional Care Unit at Sena-Kean Manor

I was happy to take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for Sena-Kean Manor’s new transitional housing unit with Michael D’Arcangelo, president and chief executive officer of Complete Health Care Resources Inc., and owner of the building; and Phil Sell, Sena-Kean Manor administrator. The new service was designed with the goal of helping patients return home quickly but with proper support to live a healthy and active lifestyle. The 20-bed unit offers 24-hour nursing care, dietary management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and swallowing therapy, orthopedic rehab, wound care and more.

                

Answer the Call: Save Our Ambulance Services


What if you called 911 for a medical emergency and no one came? Ambulance services across Pennsylvania, and especially in rural areas like ours, are facing an emergency of their own. They are short on funds and personnel, and some could be forced to shut down completely. Having ambulance services nearby, ready to respond to people in need, is critical. In fact, it can mean the difference between life and death.

Read more about the challenges facing our ambulance services here.
 

Veterans Assistance Available at Coudersport Office

A veterans field service officer with the American Legion will be available at my office in Coudersport on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. He will assist veterans with services such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits.

Appointments are required and may be made by calling the office at 814-274-9769. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to use the service.
 

Mark Your Calendar! Senior Citizens Expo Set for Oct. 9 in Roulette

Senior citizens, their family members and caregivers are invited to the 13th Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Oct. 9, at the Roulette Fire Hall, 12 Riverside Drive in Roulette. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

State, county and local vendors will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions. Information about health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing and personal safety will be available. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded.

An additional Senior Citizens Expo will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kane Community Center, 46 Fraley St. in Kane.

Contact my office for more information, or visit RepCauser.com or Facebook.com/RepCauser

Rep. Thompson Voted Against Iran Nuclear Deal

ICYMI:  Thompson Statement Before the U.S. House of Representatives on Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) today issued a statement opposing President Barack Obama’s Iranian Nuclear Deal.  The agreement was the subject of multiple House votes on Thursday and Friday, which are highlighted below.  Please click on the following image the view video of Thompson’s remarks before the U.S. House of Representatives:

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This week’s votes included:

·         H.RES. 411, which finds that President Obama has not complied with the Iran Nuclear Agreement of 2015, by not providing access to all documents related to the agreement.  Passed 243-186, Thompson voted “YES.”

·         H.R. 3461, which would approve of the president’s Iranian Nuclear Deal.  This vote failed, 162-269, Thompson voted “NO.”

·         H.R. 3460, to suspend until Jan. 21, 2017, the ability of the President to waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of sanctions related to an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.  Passed 247-186, Thompson voted “YES.”

Richard Paul Konert, 78, of Walkertown, NC, Formerly Bolivar, NY

Richard Paul Konert

WALKERTOWN, NC - Devoted husband, father and grandfather, Richard Paul Konert, 78, of 3885 Hastings Road and formerly from his beloved Bolivar, NY, passed away Tuesday September 8, 2015 at home following a lengthy illness. 

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Born January 4, 1937 in Olean, he was the son of Erwin and Elizabeth Hollander Konert. He married Valerie Loucks on September 26, 1959 (56 years ago) in Olean, Mrs. Konert survives.

He was a graduate of the Olean High School class of 1954 and served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1960. 

Dick was employed by the former Dresser Clark Co. Olean, Beneficial Finance Co, Stroehmanns Bakery and from 1961-December 1993 (32) years was employed as a salesman for Proctor & Gamble Dist. Co. winning several outstanding awards, including salesman of the year numerous times. 

Dick formerly lived in Ceres, Lakewood and Zephyrhills, FL. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. He also was a past member of Niagara Mohawk/National Grid Retirees, Lions Club, Rotary Club, American Legion, Elks Club, and Eagles Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children: Bradd (Loretta) Konert, Naples, FL, Brenda (Jeffrey) Daniels, Lafayette, GA, Sean (Glenda) Konert, Bonita Springs, FL, Stephanie (Kevin) Hatch, Walkertown, NC. Grandchildren: Nicholas Clayson, Karina Whitlock, Kirk Konert, Bradd Konert Jr., Matthew Hatch, Kameron Konert, Andrea Hatch. Five great grandchildren: Maryrose Whitlock, AnnaLynn Konert, Thaddeus Hogan, Hudson Konert, Luke Konert. Two Nieces: Kelly Bentley, Kim Konert. He is also survived by “his other daughter” Kris Gould.

A celebration of his life will take place Saturday, September 12, 2015 in the Bolivar United Methodist Church at 11am with Reverend Darell Harris officiating.

Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, NY. Memorials to: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Care 101 Hospice Ln., Winston Salem N.C. 27103.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., Bolivar, NY.