Wildfire Danger Today

Wildfire Danger Today

2017 Spring Show & Sale

STOLTZ OF COUDERSPORT

Howard's Inc.

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Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

CIMINO AUTO PARTS

Habitat For Humanity

Habitat For Humanity

Saturday, April 16, 2016

False Fire Alarm At Cuba Hospital

At 9:40 PM on Saturday, Cuba firefighters have determined an automatic fire alarm at the Cuba Hospital was a false alarm.

Seeking Applicants For Coudersport Office Girls Club Scholarship


RECALLS

Advancepierre Foods Recalls Pork Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
AdvancePierre Foods, a Cincinnati, OH establishment, is recalling approximately 3,469 pounds of breaded pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Penn-York Camp Needs Items For The Annual Labor Day



Port Allegany Dispatched To Structure Fire At Pittsburgh Corning Plant

At 6:19 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Pittsburgh Corning on North Main Street for an industrial structure fire. This is reported to be a ventilator fire. Smoke showing.
6:26 PM--Chief 310 reports fire contained, come in at reduced rate. 

6:45 PM--Roulette Engine Co. to Port Allegany for standby.

Kersey Dispatched To Walmart Parking Lot For Woman Struck By Car

At 6:09 PM on Saturday, Kersey Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to Walmart for a 37 year old woman struck by a car in the parking lot.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting For March 31, 2016




Potter County Commissioners Agenda For April 14, 2016



APRIL 22, 2016, ORCHARD TRAIL OPENING, BRIDGE DEDICATION AND “POOR FARM WALK”




On April 22, 2016, several events will be held at the McKean County Poor Farm Property along Route 6 in Smethport. 
The McKean County Good Growing Gardens Program (3G) will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony behind the Domestic Relations Building at 10:00 AM for the opening of the Orchard Trail System.  The Orchard Trial System is approximately 1 ½ miles long and it connects to the Shawmut Trail System, which provides an addition approximately a mile and a half of trails and leads to the Hamlin Lake.  The 3G Program is overseen by the Court and Adult Probation.  It provides an opportunity for defendants in the criminal justice system to complete community service.  A crew of numerous participants has worked very hard for over 2 years to complete this trail.  The new trail provides an opportunity for the public to walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Old County Poor Farm property including abundant wildlife along Marvin Creek.   Click Here For Full Story.

8th Annual Spring Antique And Collectible Show & Sale At PA Lumber Museum April 23 & 24th


New Tack Shop In Coudersport Holds Grand Opening

What a beautiful day in Potter County today! We just had to take a break and go for a ride around the county and see how many fishermen were out and about. Stopped at the grand opening of Coudy's new business, Bits N Pieces. What a wonderful grand opening, and their inventory is very impressive. I urge everyone to stop and take a look at the shop.

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission will hold a PUBLIC MEETING

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission will hold a PUBLIC MEETING on
the proposed Regulation #7-484: Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and Gas Well Sites

More info here:http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/regulations/RegSrchRslts.cfm?ID=3052

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Place: The meeting location will be the 14th Floor Conference Room, 333 Market Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17101.
Time: 9 am
Agenda: http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/documents/uploads/meetings/04-21-2016_Agenda.pdf

This rule-making began in 2011. And since then officials held 9 public hearings across the state and received 23,213 from citizens, legislators and industry stakeholders. When implemented these proposed regulations will update to Chapter 78 and chapter 78a the regulations that govern conventional and unconventional drilling.

Individuals or organizations who wish to provide comments during the IRRC hearing,( one of the final steps of finalizing the regulations) are encouraged to contact irrc@irrc.state.pa.us‎ in advance.

Comments may be in support or opposition to the proposed regulations or you are welcome to suggest improvements!

Visit the following link for guidelines and FAQ's http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/meetings/#Guidelines

The IRRC must consider all comments submitted.You may read some of the comments the IRRC received at the following links:

Submitted by legislators http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/regulations/fullList.cfm?ID=3052&typ=lc

Submitted by individuals http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/regulations/fullList.cfm?ID=3052&typ=fpc

The regulations, once implemented will offer some improvements to protect public health,
and the environment.


The Next meeting of the North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc. will be held Wednesday, April 20th

The Next meeting of the North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc. will be held Wednesday, April 20th at 6 PM at the Penn State Extension in Coudersport. Guest Speakers will be Walt and Marie Petrick, sharing information about the North Central PA Landowners Assoc. The business meeting will be followed by topics on "how to split your honey bee colonies" and about "different types of Queen Rearing equipment" available. Questions: call Joan at 814-697-7586 or email northcentralpabeekeepersassoc@gmail.com All welcome to attend.

3rd Annual Trashin For Fashion 4-17 Port Allegany VFW $100.00 First Prize!!


Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner From 4 to 7 PM At Roulette United Methodist Church


Fishmas Day Celebration Sinnemahoning State Park April 16 from noon to 4 PM


Students, Faculty, Staff Recognized at Honors Convocation

Delta Mu Sigma Co-Chair Tawnya Cordwell welcomed students and their families to the 77th Honors Convocation at Penn State DuBois.







DuBOIS - The 77th Annual Delta Mu Sigma Honors Convocation at Penn State DuBois recognized outstanding students, faculty, and staff members on Friday night in the campus' Hiller Auditorium. Awards at the Honors Convocation recognize students for a wide range of accomplishments, from academic excellence, to overcoming hardships to succeed. Members of the staff and faculty were celebrated for their commitment to supporting students and for their service to the campus and community. The event is organized each year by members of the Delta Mu Sigma Honors Society.

"Tonight's ceremony will be about the students, faculty and staff that help make Penn State DuBois what it is," said Delta Mu Sigma Co-Chair Tawnya Cordwell, opening the ceremony. "The university, especially this campus, prides itself on the efforts of the students for their academic achievements and their successes."

Honors Convocation award winners for 2016 are:

Academic Awards:

OT Academic Excellence Award………………………………………………...... Danielle Hodgdon
OT Student of the Year Award………………………………………………………. Brianna Nussbaum
PTA Academic Excellence Award…………………………………………………… Alexander Lloyd
Part Time/Adjunct Educator
of the Year Award………………………………………………………………………. Courtney Colley
Wildlife Technology Outstanding Student……………………………………… Courtney Braunns
Sherwood S. Stutz Award (technology competence) …………………… Rachel Bloom
Alex Sharp
David T. Wanless Award (Highest GPA)…………………………………………. Donna Morello
Academic Excellence in Earth Science Award………………………………… Clinton Goodwin
Mandy Marconi
Academic Excellence in Mathematics Award…………………………………. Stephen Koellner
Women's Studies Award in Academic Excellence………………………….. Amber Metzger
Academic Excellence in Human Development &
Family Studies, Baccaluareate Degree………………………………………… Molly Stoltz
Outstanding Junior Award in Business Administration…………………… Kristy Hanes
Jennifer L. Lenze
Harry J. Charlesen Outstanding Associate Degree student…………… Julie K. Shimmel

Academic Excellence in Information, Science & Technology………… Scott Caltagarone

University Awards

President Sparks Award………………………………………………………………… Hunter A. Lydick
Cassidy J. Sicheri

President's Freshman Award………………………………………………………… Ethan J. Ambler
Brandon J. Gettig
Nicole M. Harker
Cortney L. Hedlund
Clifford B. Henrice
Taryn M. Licatovich
Ruyang Luo
Lars A. Nelson
Andrew L. Smith

Scholastic Achievement Awards

Associate Freshmen………………………………………………………………………. Lars A. Nelson
Andrew L. Smith

Baccalaureate Freshmen………………………………………………………………. Ethan J. Ambler
Brandon J. Gettig
Nicole M. Harker
Cortney L. Hedlund
Clifford B. Henrice
Taryn M. Licatavich
Ruyang Luo

Baccalaureate Sophomore…………………………………………………………… Hunter A. Lydick
Cassidy J. Sicheri

Baccalaureate Upperclassman………………………………………………………. Lauren N. Anderson

Honors Program Students

Participant for five semesters…………………………….. Leah Star McKay
Jamie Lynn Simbeck

Participant for four semesters………………………………. Randy Bates
Desmond Coleman
Anna Harkleroad

Participant for three semesters……………………………. Rachel Bloom
Emilee Brown
Brianna Caggiano
Howard Hartzfeld
Stephen Koellner
Jennifer Lenze
Donna Morello
Joshua Sanko
Alexander Sharp
Julie Shimmel
Timothy Smith
Alyshia Talmage

Participants for two semesters…………………………….. Ethan Ambler
Morgan Crawford
Kevin Decker
Emily Gerew
Brandon Gettig
Alex Graf
Cheyenne Hahn
Matthew Powers
Eric Seary
Rebekah Shilala
Jared Wolfe

Participant for one semester………………………………… Tamera Anthony
Stephen Carns
Jonathan Hall
Kristy Hanes
Danielle Holland
Amber Siverling
Molly Stoltz
Sadie Viglione
Shelby Volosky

Special Awards
Excellence in Academic Advising………………………………………………….. Annette Muth

Walker Award………………………………………………………………………………. Amanda Butler
Laurel Award………………………………………………………………………………. Zach Wood
Terry Hartman Community Service Award……………………………………… Jessica Metzger

Students Choice Service Award……………………………………………………… John Tolle
Student Affairs Award……………………………………………………………………. Julianne Inzana
Delta Mu Sigma Staff Award……………………………………………………………. Marly Doty
Pennie Mowrey Memorial Award……………………………………………………. Shalane Read
Delta Mu Sigma Award……………………………………………………………………. Tawnya Cordwell
Burns Award…………………………………………………………………………………… Carrie O'brien

Mansion Memorial Award……………………………………………………………….. Linsey Mizic
Susanne Waitkus Faculty Award……………………………………………………… Jim Kuterbach
Delta Mu Sigma Scholarships…………………………………………………………… Juliana Vokes
Delta Mu Sigma Alumni Award………………………………………………………… Dr. Judith T. Witmer

SPRING GOBBLER SEASON HOLDS PLENTY OF POTENTIAL

Pennsylvania’s spring gobbler seasons kick off with the Saturday, April 23 youth hunt.
Excitement is starting to build in Pennsylvania’s hunting community for the start of spring-gobbler seasons.

Hunters 16 and younger can head afield Saturday, April 23 to participate in Pennsylvania’s annual youth spring turkey hunt. A week later, on April 30, all hunters can head into Penn’s Woods in pursuit of spring gobblers.

There’s good reason for the increasing interest among hunters, said Mary Jo Casalena, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s wild turkey biologist. An earlier spring has coaxed hens into nesting sooner and is helping to set the table for hunters to capitalize on those pining gobblers.

“In an early spring, hens often begin incubating their nests one to two weeks earlier than normal,” Casalena explained. “That’s great news for hunters, because those lonely toms will be gobbling more and coming in easier to calling hunters.”

Of course, that doesn’t mean those gobblers will be “easy.” They won’t come running to every caller out there, or be oblivious to the movements of the thousands of hunters invading their woodland sanctuaries. But their vulnerability to hunters increases when hens nest earlier, because their go-to harem hens become nesters – dropping out of circulation – and the competition among gobblers for the remaining available hens becomes greater.

Last spring, hunters took 41,180 spring turkeys in Pennsylvania, which is similar to 2014’s spring harvest of 41,258. But the spring harvests before 2014 were down considerably. In succession, they were: 36,507 in 2013; 36,920 in 2012; and 35,852 in 2011.

What’s surprising is that Pennsylvania’s last two spring harvests followed two of the hardest winters the state has endured in some time. Sometimes, there isn’t an obvious reason for how harvests unfold. But all things considered, it would appear conditions heading into the 2016 spring seasons should provide turkey hunters ample opportunity.

On average, Casalena said, 71 percent of the spring harvest is adult gobblers; 17 percent is jakes; 4 percent is bearded hens and 7 percent is unknown-aged males. The 2015 spring harvest followed that breakdown, excepting that 22 percent was jakes and only 1 percent of the harvest was bearded hens.

Hunters in 2015 established the lowest rate for bearded-hen harvests since the agency began recording it in 2003, Casalena said. “That’s a good thing, because it means more of these hens survived to reproduce. Although bearded hens are legal for harvest, we suggest hunters refrain from knowingly harvesting them, because they can, and do, nest and raise broods.”

Pennsylvania’s record wild turkey population occurred in 2001, with an estimate of 288,000 birds. Over the next 14 years, estimates have fluctuated, but chart a declining population overall. The five-year average from 2010 to 2015 was 208,312. Over the past two years, estimates show an uptick and place our turkey population at 234,500.

Last fall’s preliminary fall turkey harvest was 19,400; a final harvest will be developed from annual Game-Take Survey results later this summer. The preliminary harvest compares with 18,292 in 2014 and 16,755 in 2013. If the 2015 estimate holds, it’ll represent the largest fall harvest since 2009.

Given the recent growth in both the turkey population and harvests – and a mild winter – the quarter-million or so turkey hunters heading afield this spring should find action, if they scout before and during season to pattern birds, and are patient enough to wait for opportunity to strut their way.

Casalena said she often gets questions about turkey mortality, especially when turkeys in a given area don’t seem to be gobbling much.

The amount of gobbling depends largely on the age structure of the local population, she said. Two-year-old gobblers are typically the most vocal. If there’s a high proportion of younger males, known commonly as “jakes,” they might not call much. The same is true of the more seasoned gobblers (3 years old and above).

“Just because you’re not hearing much gobbling doesn’t mean they’re not there, and hunters anywhere might be pleasantly surprised by the outcome of a hunt, even if there’s not a lot of calling activity leading up to it,” Casalena said. “Prior to the season, gobblers might be quiet because hens are still with them. Once the hens go off to incubate their eggs, gobblers intensify their calling to attract other

hens. We time the season to begin, on average, when the majority of hens are incubating and gobbling intensifies.”

Hunter success typically could be higher, too, given that it is influenced by the fact many hunters choose to pass up chances to take smaller jakes for the opportunity to take larger, mature gobblers, Casalena said. This self-restriction actually benefits hunters the following spring because this year’s jakes, which have high natural survival, will be the boisterous adult gobblers next spring!

Youth Hunt

All participants in the youth hunt must be accompanied by adults as required by law. A complete list of regulations applying to mentored youth and junior hunters can be found in the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, which is issued at the time hunting licenses are purchased and is also available online at www.pgc.pa.gov.

Hunting Hours

Hunting hours during the youth hunt end at noon. Junior hunters and mentored youth may also participate in the statewide spring gobbler season.

Hunting hours begin one-half hour before sunrise and end at noon for the first two weeks of the statewide season (April 30 through May 14). Hunters are asked to be out of the woods by 1 p.m. when hunting hours end at noon. This is to minimize disturbance of nesting hens.

From May 16 through May 31, hunting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. The all-day season allows more opportunity at the point in the season when hunting pressure is lower and nesting hens are less likely to abandon nests.

Licensing and other regulations

During the spring gobbler season, hunters may use manually operated or semi-automatic shotguns limited to a three-shell capacity in the chamber and magazine combined. Muzzleloading shotguns, crossbows and long, recurve and compound bows also are permitted. For a complete list of regulations, consult Page 42 of the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest.

There is no requirement for hunters to wear fluorescent orange during the spring turkey season, though it is recommended that orange be worn while moving.

Pennsylvania hunters again this year are able to purchase a license to harvest a second gobbler in the spring season, but only one gobbler may be taken per day. This license must be purchased no later than April 29 – before the statewide season begins.

The $21.70 license ($41.70 for nonresidents) may be purchased online, but cannot be printed at home. Therefore if a hunter expects to need the license early in the season, purchasing it directly from an issuing agent might be better. General hunting licenses purchased online also are sent by mail.

Reporting harvests

Successful turkey hunters must immediately and properly tag the bird while afield, and are required by law to report the harvest to the Game Commission.

For most hunters, harvests must be reported within 10 days. Mentored youth hunters must report harvests within five days.

Reporting harvests enables the Game Commission to more accurately estimate harvest and population totals, and is important to effective management.

There are three ways harvests can be reported. Hunters can visit www.pgc.pa.gov, click the blue “Report a Harvest” button along the right side of the home page, then fill out a form and submit. Alternately, hunters can fill out and mail in the tear-out harvest report cards that are inserted into the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, or report the harvest by phone at 1-855-PAHUNT1 (1-855-724-8681).

In all cases, it is helpful to have your license with you, as well as the tag you used in the field after harvesting the bird.

“Even though the Game Commission is not currently conducting any large-scale turkey research, there are still leg-banded turkeys remaining throughout the state from recently completed projects,” Casalena said. “If you are lucky enough to harvest a leg-banded turkey please call the toll-free number on the band and we will provide details of when and where the bird was tagged.”

Liberty Dispatched To Equipment Fire

At 2:00 PM on Saturday, Liberty Fire Department has been dispatched to Rt. 414 near the Bryant Road for an equipment fire with electric lines involved.

Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched

At 1:59 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to First Street for a cardiac emergency.

Marvin Creek in Smethport Gets Its Share Of Fishermen

Les Jordan, Jr. captures this photo of many fishermen at the Route 6 bridge over Marvin Creek on a beautiful sunny day in April. The only thing missing from the normal start of the fishing season is the snow.

Fishing The Allegheny River In Roulette Township


Photo by Phil Smith shows fishermen in the Allegheny River in Roulette Township. What people don't realize because of lack of promotion is that the river offers some of the best trout fishing in Potter County.

Obama Moves For Free Market Competition For Cable Boxes

Structure Fire Saturday Morning In Northeastern Tioga County

Millerton, Big Elm. Lawrenceville, and Webbs Mills came together this morning to fight a fire in Millerton. Great job to everyone involved.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Cascade Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-04-11 00:00:00 to ANADARKO E&P ONSHORE LLC for site DAVID C DUNCAN B 7H in Cascade Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Cascade Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-04-11 00:00:00 to ANADARKO E&P ONSHORE LLC for site DAVID C DUNCAN A-3H in Cascade Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

ST. Marys Battling A Brush Fire On West Creek Road

At 12:52 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Department has requested additional personnel to the scene of an outside brush fire on West Creek Road in the city. Deputy 1 reports fire is in a field with no exposures.

Pulled Pork At Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department


Bolivar Dispatched To Evaluate Assault Victim

At about 1:30 AM on Saturday, Bolivar Ambulance was dispatched to Bells Brook Road in Ceres to evaluate an assault victim.

SP Amity - Trespass investigation leads to multiple charges for Bolivar male.

SP Amity - Trespass investigation leads to multiple charges for Bolivar male.

 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Steven A. Nigrelli
Troop A Commander


  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
On April 5th, 2016, New York State Troopers responded to Friendship St in the Village of Bolivar for the intoxicated male trespassing.  Troopers arrived and arrested MICHAEL A. RICH, 27, of Bolivar, for Criminal Trespass 3rd, and False Personation.  While being taken into custody RICH became agitated and combative and attempted to fight Troopers.  RICH was further charged with 2 counts of Disorderly Conduct and Resisting arrest.  RICH was arraigned in the Village of Bolivar court and remanded to Allegany County Jail in lieu of $15,000/$30,000.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Wildcat Road

At 12:40 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Wildcat Road for a link to life call.
12:55 AM--Report false activation--no emergency.

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Resident Care Giver

www.colememorial.org

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Homemakers

www.colememorial.org

Top Notch Show Pigs Are Ready Now

4-H Last Chance Pig Sale & Auction Saturday, April 16th In Belmont, NY

OPEN HOUSE PRICES EXTENDED ONE MORE WEEKEND AT HOWARD'S INC. IN COUDERSPORT

www.howardsinc.net

Soup & Sandwich Luncheon Saturday, April 16th At Keating Summit Methodist Church

Bradford Manor Seeking Seeking LPN's For Our Growing Needs

www.bradfordmanor.com

Lloyd Burkhouse Liquidation Auction of Southside Truck & Tractor Repair, Lewis Run, PA Saturday, April 23

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

Zito Has An Opening For A Senior Tax Accountant In Coudersport, PA

Apply online at: http://www.zitomedia.net/careers/

Sweden Valley Manor In Potter County, PA, Seeking A Director Of Nursing

swedenvalleymanor.com

Allegheny Mountainaires Round & Square Dance At Odin Grange, Saturday, April 16th

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Wellsville High School Presents "Into The Woods" April 15, 16 & 17th / Advance Tickets Available

Ulysses Library World War I Centennial Program Sunday At 2 PM


Friday, April 15, 2016

M. J. Ryan Funny Bunnies 4-H Club Elects New Officers

by Michaelah Hatcher

April was an eventful month for the M. J. Ryan Funny Bunnies 4-H club! Seven members attended the meeting at Bradford’s Lion’s club. After an exciting game of “Capture the Bunny”, the members headed inside to vote for new officers. 

Jasmine Rettger, a member in her 8th year with the club, was elected president. The titles of Vice President and Game Leader were given to younger member, Shiloh Hatcher. Arianna Piller was elected for her second term as Treasurer while Michaelah Hatcher gained the roles of Secretary and News Reporter.

The club received their project books at the most recent meeting and already began discussing their involvement in the McKean county fair for this year. Many of the members are planning on entering their rabbits in the coming August, and the club will begin training and conditioning in the summer months. 

Along with their project books, the students began preparing for an upcoming county-wide poster contest. All posters must promote 4-H in a creative way, and the winner of the contest will move on to the state competition. The Funny Bunnies will reconvene again at the Bradford Lion's club on May 18th.

Coudersport Fire Seminar Cancelled After 2 Firefighters Shot

NOTICE:
The seminar for tomorrow in Coudersport featuring Chief Marc Bashoor of the Prince George County Fire Department has been cancelled due to an emergency in his county...  


He is returning home tonight to be with his firefighters and the families... If you could keep them all in your prayers...
 

Please share this and spread the word...

Chief Bashoor is returning to Prince George County tonight after receiving word of the incident as described in Stater 911:

At 7:30 p.m. a PGFD fire engine and ambulance, along with PGPD responded to the home at 5007 Sharon Road in Temple Hills. 

They were called by a citizen concerned about a man who lived at that address. When there was no answer, entry was forced.

The person inside the home fired shots that struck a firefighter from the ambulance, a firefighter from the engine company and the civilian who originally who called for help. 

The two firefighters are reported to be in critical condition and the civilian has lesser injuries. The man who fired the shots is now in police custody. A link to the latest information is below:

http://www.statter911.com/2016/04/15/two-maryland-firefighters-seriously-injured-shooting-incident/

Missing dogs from Annin Creek area.

Please if you see our girls call 716-462-3698, they haven't been seen since 4/15 in the morning. Probably traveling together. Left from home on Annin Creek in Turtlepoint. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

26 Wind turbines being planned for Potter County

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

Wind turbines are likely coming to Potter County, several years after a previous attempt failed.

Plans call for 26 wind turbines, hundreds of feet high, to be built in a forested area of Hector Township, near the border of Tioga County. The company pursuing the multimillion-dollar project is Big Level Wind LLC of New Hampshire, a Walden Green Energy subsidiary.

Several years ago, the construction of wind turbines in nearby Ulysses Township had been on the drawing board with some towers to be placed in Hector Township. But the idea fell through, Hector Township secretary Bonnie French told The Era on Thursday.

That was then, and this is now. French said the company is hoping to get the project in the works before the end of the year. Read more...

Andover Dispatched To Structure Fire on Pleasant Street

At 4:59 PM on Friday, Andover Fire Department has been dispatched to 4 Pleasant Street in the village for a report of a structure fire.
Report an electrical short, one Andover engine only to scene.

MATZ HONORED AT PITT-BRADFORD CONVOCATION

Photo shows Betsy Matz in front of Swarts Hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where she has taught for 27 years. She was honored today with the Chairs’ Faculty Teaching Award during Honors Convocation. – photo by Alan Hancock
BRADFORD, Pa. -- Lizbeth “Betsy” Matz, associate professor business management, received the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s 2016 Chairs’ Faculty Teaching Award for excellence in teaching during Honors Convocation held today.

Colleagues also announced that they have begun raising money for a Betsy Matz Endowed Scholarship to be given each year to a deserving student in her honor. Matz will retire from teaching this spring after 27 years of teaching at Pitt-Bradford.

“She has positively impacted the lives of countless students,” said Dr. Steven Hardin, vice president and dean of academic affairs, citing not only her teaching and academic success; but also her steady mentorship of groups on campus; ability to start new events, traditions and enterprises; and geniality.

Matz was nominated for the award, which is selected by the chairmen and chairwoman of Pitt-Bradford’s five academic divisions, by Dr. Shailendra Gajanan, professor of economics and chairman of the Division of Management and Education.

“Over these years, Betsy Matz has single-handedly developed her accounting program and overseen its curriculum and delivery. It was because of her hard work that accounting has developed into a strong major within the division,” he wrote.

Matz served many years herself as division chairwoman, during which time accounting; computer information systems and technology; and nine education majors were introduced.

In her first years on campus, she established the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, which Gajanan said “is one example of her role in combining the academic curriculum, students and practicum in the field towards serving the community.”

In 2009, she started the Executive Speaker Series, bringing prominent business people to campus as speakers, including Stan Sheetz, David Oreck and Lilly Ledbetter.

“She is an ardent supporter of the Friends of Hanley Library, the Empty Bowls and Baskets and Women’s History Month programs and has been the Faculty Athletic Representative for many years,” Gajanan continued.

In addition, she has served as the faculty chairperson of the faculty-staff internal fundraising campaign and as advisor to Lambda Xi sorority.

In 2004, the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association awarded her its Teaching Excellence Award.

In her free time, she enjoys weaving baskets, spinning, needlework and spending time with her grandchildren.

Matz is the 15th recipient of the Chairs’ Faculty Teaching Award. Recent recipients have included Dr. Ron Mattis, Dr. Francis Mulcahy, Dr. Tammy Haley, Isabelle Champlin and Dr. Hashim Yousif.

For more information on the Betsy Matz Endowed Scholarship or to make a contribution, contact Jill Ballard, director of institutional advancement, at 814-362-5091 or jballard@pitt.edu. Contributions can also be made at www.givetoupb.org.

Local Musician to play at Nancy Howe Auditorium

Rachel Bell of Shinglehouse and Karen Axelrod will be in concert on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., in Wellsville, NY. 

Their group called Peregine Road will be offering energetic Celtic reels, passionate waltzes, mesmerizing French dance tunes, lively American folk melodies, refined English country dance tunes, and more. Add outrageous travel stories and good laughs to the mix, and you can count on a truly enjoyable evening. 

You can listen at: www.rachelbellmusic.com. The program is funded in part by the NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. Karen on piano and Rachel on accordion.

Allegheny Mountainaires Round & Square Dance At Odin Grange, Saturday, April 16th

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Erma L. Hanson, 76, formerly of Rich Drive and later the Bushnell Street Apartments, Bradford, PA

Erma L. Hanson
Erma L. Hanson

Erma L. Hanson, 76, formerly of Rich Drive and later the Bushnell Street Apartments, passed away, Friday, April 15, 2016, at the Bradford Manor.

Born September 23, 1039 in Corryville, she was the daughter of the late Harold L. Mangel and Winifred E. (Hibbard) Mangel.

She was the wife of Dale E. Hanson, Sr., who died on September 9, 2004. They were married at the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hanson graduated from Smethport High School and attended Mercyhurst College in Erie. She was very active in her young children's activities at the YMCA and PTA. She later became involved with the National Federation of the Blind.

Erma enjoyed her hobbies, crafting and crocheting. He most specials times were spent with her children, grandchildren and family gatherings.

Surviving is one daughter, Betty Hanson, of Bradford, one son, Dale E. "Eddie" (Delcie) Hanson, of Albion, 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one sister, Wilma Owens of Bradford, one brother Ron Mangel, of Florida, and several nieces and nephews in the Buffalo area.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, twin daughters, Debby Hanson and Delia "De" Musolino, three brothers, Harold, Leonard and Delbert Mangel.

Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 33 South Ave., at 5:00pm where funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Dan Mills pastor of the Bradford Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial if desired may be made to the support of the National Federation of the Blind or a charity of the donor's choice.

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

Cheryl “Sherry” Ann (Button) Huyler, age 63 of Corning, NY

Cheryl “Sherry” Ann (Button) Huyler

Cheryl “Sherry” Ann (Button) Huyler, age 63 of Corning, NY passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Corning Hospital. She was born March 5, 1953 in Corning and graduated from Corning East High School.

Sherry was a former member of the Crary Hose Ladies Auxiliary and attended the Quackenbush Hill Baptist Church in Corning. She enjoyed bowling for many years and loved cooking, baking and sewing. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching all of them in their sports.

Sherry is survived by her sons, Shawn and Lori Huyler of Nelson and Jason and Jodi Huyler of Troupsburg and their father, Dennis Huyler of Westfield; her grandchildren, Alexis, Madelyn, Seth, Kaitlin and Dylan; her loving companion, Richard Smiley of Corning; brothers and sisters, James “Jim” Button, Wallace Button, Kathy Scouten, Marilyn Gagne, Phyllis Stevens and John Button; her step mother, Geraldine Button of Avoca, NY; her beloved pet dog, Lola and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Eric Huyler; her father, Wallace Button and a sister, Rosie Bliss.

Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, on Sunday, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 7:00PM with Pastor Dan Barner officiating. A graveside service will be held on Monday, 11:00 AM at the Champlin Cemetery in Westfield. 

 In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Sherry’s name to the American Cancer Society, Tioga Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Quackenbush Hill Baptist Church, 3881 College Ave., Corning, NY 14830. To send an online condolence visit, www.kenyonfuneralhome.com.

Sheldon T. 'Bernie' Abernethy, 64, of 2710 West Washington Street Bradford, PA

Sheldon T. 'Bernie' Abernethy

Sheldon T. 'Bernie' Abernethy, 64, of 2710 West Washington Street Bradford, PA passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., with a full obituary. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com


Eldred Dispatched To Shed Fire On Newell Creek Road

At 3:34 PM on Friday, Eldred Township & Boro have been dispatched to a shed fire at 146 Newell Creek Road.
3:47 PM--Now reporting wildfire spreading into woods.

Thompson Supports Legislation to Prevent Regulation of Internet Rates

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) voted in favor of the No Rate Regulation of Internet Access Act (H.R. 2666), which forbids the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the retail rates of internet service providers (ISPs). The legislation passed in the House by a vote of 241 to 173.

“Internet rate regulation by the FCC would hurt the service offered by providers, preventing them from offering plans designed for their particular communities or customers,” Thompson said. “The Obama Administration and the FCC have promised not to regulate internet rates – this legislation holds them to their words.”

The legislation leaves in place FCC authority to protect consumers from fraudulent actions and from breach of contract from internet carriers.

The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Night Work Continues Next Week on I-80 in Montour County

Montoursville – A multi-year, $30 million project continues next week on Interstate 80 in Montour County with night work in both westbound and eastbound lanes.

Work on I-80 westbound will begin on Monday, April 18 and be completed on the morning of Friday, April 22. Work will be performed each day from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

The westbound passing lane will be closed from mile 223 to mile 229 while the contractor places subbase stone. Both lanes will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Wednesday night, the eastbound passing lane will be closed from mile 223 to mile 224 and from mile 228 to mile 229 so the contractor can set temporary concrete barrier. This work will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday and be completed by 7 a.m. Thursday.

This work is part of reconstruction project on I-80 eastbound from Danville to the Columbia County line. The project includes 3.6 miles of reconstruction and bridge work in the eastbound lanes. The project also will include shoulder construction and bridge work in the westbound lanes in order to maintain two lanes of traffic in each direction for the majority of the time during construction.

Other parts of the project include concrete patching in the eastbound and westbound lanes from the Northumberland County line to the Danville interchange. Construction began in late 2015 and will be completed in the fall of 2018.

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


Vendors Wanted For Roulette's Bicentennial Celebration July 9, 2016


Blossburg Dispatched For Wildfire

At 3:15 PM on Friday, Blossburg has been dispatched to a wildfire.

Coudersport Dispatched To N. Ayers HIll Road For A Wildfire

At 2:30 PM on Friday, Coudersport Firefighters have been dispatched to 1522 North Ayers Hill Road for a wildfire endangering a structure.
2:40 PM--Chief reports fire contained, hold all units except patrol.

McKean County Bridge Work Continuing

Temporary signals coming next week for Route 446 bridge

Bradford, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is continuing work to address the preservation of eight bridges in McKean County. Preservation work on the bridges will extend their useful life and allow PennDOT to remove them from McKean County’s structurally deficient list, keeping them in service for many years to come.

In 2015, PennDOT completed work on a Route 155 bridge spanning Birch Run, two miles southeast of Turtlepoint. This year, preservation work will address the other seven bridges.

Earlier this month, work began on the following bridges:

• A Route 646 bridge in Foster Township. This 40-foot bridge spans Pennbrook Run near the village of Gilmore. This construction zone features temporary traffic signals that enforce an alternating traffic pattern. PennDOT expects preservation work at this site to last through June.

A bridge on Route 6 in Hamlin Township, This 15-foot bridge spans the Kane Branch of Marvin Creek near the borough of Mt. Jewett. This construction zone features lane shifts marked by barrels and traffic channelizers. PennDOT expects preservation work at this site to last through May.

Next week work will begin at:

A bridge on Route 446 in Eldred Township spanning a branch of the Allegheny River. Temporary signals will be in place April 21, as work begins on this 9-foot bridge. The temporary traffic signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern. PennDOT expects preservation work at this site to last through June.

Under this contract, four other bridges will see preservation work through October.

A 21-foot bridge on Route 46 that spans Daly Brook in Keating Township, about three miles south of Smethport. Temporary traffic signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern.

A 23-foot bridge on Route 346 (West Washington Street) in the City of Bradford that spans Bennett Brook. Lane shifts will move traffic around this work zone.

An 11-foot bridge on Route 770 (Minard Run Road) in Bradford Township that spans Minard Run, two miles south east of the village of Degolia. Temporary traffic signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern.
 
 *A 70-foot bridge on Route 1019 (Mill Street) in Port Allegany Borough that spans Lillibridge Creek. Work will take place June 6 through August 9 and a detour will be in place.

Work on the structures will include deck repairs, concrete repairs, rebar installation, guide rail installation, paving, and miscellaneous items.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. L.C. Whitford of Wellsville, New York is the contractor on this $2.9 million project.

Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For PennDOT regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.

Roulette Ambulance To North Street

At 2:07 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to North Street for a medical emergency.

Cooking for Crowds

Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups.

This class is being held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Port Allegany office. The cost is $40.00 per organization (1 – 5 people) and $5.00 for each additional person. Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 17. For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Public Welcome to Family Fun Day on Campus

DuBOIS – Community members of all ages are invited to Family Fun Day at Penn State DuBois from10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Admission is free of charge.

Organized by the campus ECO Club and the Green Team, Family Fun Day will celebrate Earth Day with various family activities that focus on environmental education. Those activities include an oil spill cleanup exercise, make your own water bottle filter, a dinosaur hunt, make your own living biosphere activity, an erosion experiment, make your own pine cone bird feeder, and more. There will also be educational sessions on drumming and a drum circle, as well as an instructional session on the use of rain barrels, as well as exhibits including those on environmentally friendly cars. All activities will be in the campus Event Lawn behind the DEF Building, or in the gymnasium in the event of rain.

Snacks will be offered and pizza and soda will be available for purchase.

Welcoming Hunter David Eaton Born At Cole Memorial Hospital.


Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Resident Care Giver

www.colememorial.org