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Eleni Interiors, Olean, NY

Eleni  Interiors, Olean, NY

Really Rural Real Estate

Stoltz of Coudersport

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

Howard's Inc.

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CIMINO AUTO PARTS

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

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Genesee Community Days photos by Leo Szczesny






Genesee Community Days by Sunken Branch Photography. To view or purchase photos click on the link below.

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Zenaide Schaffner Still, 88, Bradford, PA

Zenaide Schaffner Still
Zenaide Schaffner Still


Zenaide Schaffner Still, daughter of Zenaide Doubet Schaffner and William Joseph Schaffner, and wife of the late Dr. George J. Still, was reunited with them in heaven on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Born in the city of Butler, Pennsylvania, Zenaide was the fifth child of six siblings. In 1946, she entered Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated President of her class in 1949. While there, she met Bradford native, George J. Still, who was completing his M.D. Internship.

Her first nursing post was at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, followed by a long tenure at Veteran's Hospital in Coral Gables, Florida, taking care of wounded war veterans from all over the country.

On April 24, 1954, Zenaide married Senior Medical Officer of the USS Bushnell; Dr. George J. Still, in a ceremony at St. Theresa's Church in Coral Gables, Florida. After a short time in Boston, they moved to her husband's hometown of Bradford, Pennsylvania, where she assumed the roles of wife, mother of five children, an English Setter, and community advocate for over the past fifty years.

Her lifetime community work included advancing philanthropy through Naming Opportunities at Bradford Regional Medical Center and The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. She was an avid supporter of The Annual Elf Fund Drive, Futures Inc, Bradford Regional Medical Center; especially the Oncology Department, The Bradford Public Library and The Salvation Army. Zenaide served as Social Chairman for the Catholic Woman's Club at St. Bernard's Church, and as one of "God's Housekeepers." She was Scholarship Chairman for Bradford Hospital Auxiliary, served the Red Cross through "The Meals on Wheels Program," and volunteered at both the Friendship Table and The BRMC Auxiliary Resale Shop.

Zenaide loved traveling the world with a host of friends. She enjoyed playing a round of golf, a game of canasta or bridge, or just relishing great company over a delicious meal. She looked forward to the glorious Pennsylvania Summers and Fall and cherished every moment spent on her beautiful Amelia Island.

However, her greatest joy lay in time spent in fresh or salt water with her husband, sons and grandchildren, orchestrating a delicate choreography between a "fly" on the end of her fishing line, and its aquatic partner; a trout, a permit or a bonefish. In fact, she was known in Mexico, to be the first woman to have caught the elusive permit on a fly rod.

Zenaide is survived by her five devoted children; Katherine J. Still (Bill), George J. Still, Jr. (Elizabeth), Andrew Still (Jacqueline),

Dr. Christopher D. Still (Dr. Margaret), William R. Still and Ellen Still Brooks, who was certainly more daughter than niece, and is more sister than cousin.

She has thirteen beautiful grandchildren and a multitude of amazing nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her loving, youngest brother; Richard A. Schaffner and his wife; Joanne, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her parents ; Zenaide Doubet, and William Joseph Schaffner, her siblings; William D. Schaffner, Jane S. Hunter, Elizabeth (Betty) S. Klare, Virginia S. Yankovitch, her sister-in-law; Marguerite Still Wright, her brother-in-law; John (Jack) Still, her nephew, John Still Jr. , and her loving husband; Dr. George J. Still.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata and the Rev. Leo Gallina as concelebrants.

Entombment will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

It is said that there are souls in this world who have the gift of bringing joy to everyone that they meet. Our mother, a woman of beauty, charm and grace, was one of these benevolent individuals.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the BRMC Zenaide Schaffner Still Oncology Fund, 116 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA 16701.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com

Smethport Fireworks Ready To Go

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Allegheny River Regatta


Elk Co 2--Johnsonburg Structure Fire 200 Bergen St

Elk Co 2--Johnsonburg
Structure Fire
200 Bergen St, in the borough.

Brush fire got out of control and caught a garage on fire.

John C. Wood, 80, of Shinglehouse, PA

John C. Wood

John C. Wood, 80, of Shinglehouse, PA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Coudersport, after a brief illness.

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

Houghton Dispatched For Tractor-trailer fire

At 8:21 PM on Saturday, Houghton Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Caneadea/Hume town line on  Route 19 for a tractor-trailer fire in the roadway.

Port Allegany Bicentennial Events Winding Down With GI Jive at High School, Street Dance at 7 PM & Fireworks Downtown at 10 PM

Port Allegany Bicentennial Celebration All This Week



Saturday, June 18, 2016


7:00 - 10:00 PM - Street Dance with Music by "The Wind", Town Square

7:00 PM - "GI Jive" presented by the Potter/McKean Players, PAHS Auditorium

10:00 PM - Fireworks presented by Johnston Tools, Downtown


Sunday, June 19, 2016

10:00 AM - Open Arms Church Service, Town Square

3:00 PM - "Nearly Nora" staged reading by Anna Margaret Binder, Presbyterian Church


Fire Call To Friendship Legion Is False Activation

At 6:32 PM on Saturday, Friendship Fire Dept. was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at the Legion. Caller from legion says alarm was set off by fog machine. There is no fire.

Angelica, Belfast, Almond Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire In West Almond

At 6:21 PM on Saturday, Angelica, Belfast, and Almond with Fast Team 2 dispatched to a possible structure fire in West Almond. Caller reports large amount of smoke & flames.

Angelica Chief reports controlled burn. Response cancelled.

Former Bradford Resident Drowned In Texas

Matagorda woman drowns after boat capsizes

Victoria, Texas Advocate
 
When Quinton Edwards, 38, and his girlfriend, Kristy VanOrden, 39, realized the danger, it was too late.

VanOrden, of Matagorda, drowned when the couple's 29-foot Panga boat capsized in choppy waters near Matagorda about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, said David Janssen, a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden in Matagorda County.

"They went out the Colorado River ... realized it was choppy and was a little rough to be running, so they turned the boat around," Janssen said. "Once they got the boat turned around, a wave hit them on the stern, overtook them and caused the boat to capsize."  Read more..

Bolivar, Richburg Dispatched To Crash On Barnes Road In Wirt

At 3:12 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 6039 Barnes Road in the Town of Wirt for a car versus Side by Side crash with 2 possibly minor injuries.

CAUTION DRIVERS--RT. 6 CEMETERY CURVE--LLAMAS & GOATS IN THE ROADWAY

AT 3:06 PM ON SATURDAY, WE'VE RECEIVED A REPORT OF 2 LLAMAS AND 3 GOATS IN THE ROADWAY IN THE ROADWAY ON ROUTE 6 ON THE ROULETTE SIDE OF THE CEMETERY CURVE. POLICE ARE ON SCENE. OWNERS ARE ON THE WAY. USE CAUTION DRIVING IN THIS AREA.

EMS Dispatched to Abbott Township For an ATV Accident

At 2:32 PM on Saturday, EMS was dispatched to Abbott Township in Potter County for an ATV accident.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Sunnyside Road

At 1:49 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to Sunnyside Road for a patient with difficulty breathing.

$1000. Reward Offered For Missing Whitesville Dog


President Obama reflecting on Father’s Day after his visit with the families of the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack:

Potter-McKean Players Present "GI Jive" Tonight At Port Allegany High School

Anna Stewart, Ruth Sallade and Makayla Sallade

Brianna Sallade, Barbara Busch, Mandy Miles.

Chanae Starks, Peggy Majot and Barb Headley

Dave Hauber, Jan Bloss, Doug Bickford and Paul Herzig
The Potter-McKean Players will present “GI JIVE” a re-creation of a Bob Hope USO show from World War II Saturday, June 18, 7 p.m. at Port Allegany High School and again on Friday June 24th at the Coudersport Consistory.

Tickets are $15 with WWII Vets receiving free admission and all other Vets and those currently serving who come in uniform, free. 

Pictured are members of the cast at a recent rehearsal as they mimic celebrities such as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Abbott and Costello, The Andrew Sisters and more. 

Complimentary refreshments will be served at intermission. 

All proceeds will benefit local Veterans programs in McKean and Potter counties.

Photos courtesy of Pam Fischer

Gators 28 Hubbers 12; Charity is the winner of the 7th Annual Charity Football Game In Port Allegany

Here's a link to the pics I took last night of the Hubbers an Gators game. This link should get people to the pics even without a fb account.


Thanks
Bruce Hawkes

Chesapeake Cited For Defective Casing or Cementing On Susquehanna County Wells

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Rush Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-06-16 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Rush Twp, Susquehanna county. 78.86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Rush Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-06-16 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Rush Twp, Susquehanna county. 78.86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

JKLM Energy Reports Drilling Started On Two Utica Wells In Ulysses Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Ulysses Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2016-06-18 00:00:00 at site HEADWATERS 143 5HU in Ulysses Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Ulysses Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2016-06-18 00:00:00 at site HEADWATERS 143 4HU in Ulysses Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

PA's Coolest Natural Oddity, The Coudersport Ice Mine

Three Hurt In Harrisburg Run Crash Friday

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Otto Township Dispatched To ATV Accident At Majestic Trails

At 11:31 AM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire & Ambulance with Medic 1 have been dispatched to Majestic Trails Campground for an ATV accident.
Female is reported in the woods on top of the hill with a hip injury.  Reported to be on the blue trail on the top.

Bolivar Dispatched To Trailer Fire On Rt. 417

At 10:20 AM on Saturday, Bolivar Fire Department has been dispatched to 6461 Rt. 417 to extinguish a trailer fire that is still burning.

Coudersport Cub Pack 536 Seeking New Cubmaster



Coudersport Ambulance To Consistory

At 10:08 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Consistory for a medical emergency.

Potter County Relay for Life June 18th & 19th At CARP Field in Coudersport

June 18 /19 Saturday 9am till Sunday 9am is POTTER COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE. WALKERS are needed desperately . The event is held annually at Carp Park in Coudersport. If your able to come, walk a lap around the track or come watch the activities. In support of cancer survivors or in honor of those who have passed. We'd be honored to have you. The past two years now American Cancer Society has waved the registration fee. Saturday night about 9 pm is the lighting of the luminaries. It is breathtaking ! Thank you for supporting the cause! Kathy Kinard



Stock Up On Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard; See Sharon Corderman At Genesee Community Days On Saturday

Port Allegany Bicentennial Celebration All This Week



Saturday, June 18, 2016

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Breakfast, Veterans Memorial, Route 155 South

9:00 AM - Allegheny River Regatta, Roulette Boat Launch to Port Allegany

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Lynn Hall Tours, Lynn Hall Estate

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Fair on the Square, Town Square

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Allegheny Mountain Engine and Implement Association Demonstrations, Old Kightlinger Lot (near Kwik Fill)

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Music provided by Open Arms Church, Town Square

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Vintage Photo Booth, Town Square

4:00 PM - Taste of Port Allegany, Town Square

7:00 - 10:00 PM - Street Dance with Music by "The Wind", Town Square

7:00 PM - "GI Jive" presented by the Potter/McKean Players, PAHS Auditorium

10:00 PM - Fireworks presented by Johnston Tools, Downtown


Sunday, June 19, 2016

10:00 AM - Open Arms Church Service, Town Square

3:00 PM - "Nearly Nora" staged reading by Anna Margaret Binder, Presbyterian Church


Sidewalk Sales All Week at the Port Pharmacy

Looking For Vendors Selling Antique, Handcrafted or Repurposed Wares For A Barn Market Sale July 3rd Near Andover, NY

www.hannhomesteadinn.com

Regatta Starts At 8 AM Today At Allegheny Water Trail Launch Site At Pomeroy Bridge In Roulette


Potter-McKean Players To Present GI Jive In Port Allegany & Coudersport June 18th & 24th

Farm Estate Auction Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 23 Shoefelt Lane, Westfield, PA




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UGI Utilities Seeking Summer Help At Port Allegany Office

Sweden Valley Manor Invites You To "The Longest Day" Alzheimer's Assn. Challenge ALL DAY MONDAY

Experience The Amazing Coudersport Ice Mine Open Wednesday Thru Sunday From 10 To 6

UGI Utilities, Inc. Has An Opening For A Telemetry Technician Position In Port Allegany Area

Zito Media Career Opportunity For A Marketing Coordinator In Coudersport, PA


Austin, Coudersport, Roulette Rabies Clinic –Saturday, June 18th at Courthouse Gazebo


A Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, June 18th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Courthouse Gazebo. 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.

There is no clinic scheduled in Austin or Roulette this year, residents in those areas are invited to take their animals to this clinic in Coudersport.

All animals attending the clinic 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 Potter County Veterinary Clinic, LLC.

Make Your Loved One A Happy Dad With A Gift From Howard's

www.howardsinc.net

Round & Square Dancing Saturday, June 18th At Odin Grange From 7 to 10 PM

UGI Apprentice Ad With Corrected Email Address

Friday, June 17, 2016

RECALLS

Red Bowl Food Corporation Recalls Wonton and Dumpling Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Red Bowl Foods Corporation, a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,198 pounds of wonton and dumpling products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

06/17/2016 08:46 PM EDT
Tippin’s Gourmet Pies, LLC of Kansas City, KS, today is voluntarily recalling select Key Lime Pies because they may contain flour with undeclared peanut residue. Tippin's initiated the recall after we became aware that our supplier, Kellogg Company, was conducting a recall of graham cracker crumbs because they may contain undeclared peanut residue.
06/17/2016 07:12 PM EDT
Gardner Pie Company of Akron, Ohio is recalling Cheesecakes and Key Lime Pies sold in our Retail Outlet store between 4/11/2016 and 6/14/2016, because they may contain undeclared peanut residue. While those who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing peanut allergens, the FDA has stated that the amount of peanut exposure from use of the flours and affected products is considered to be low and not expected to cause adverse reactions in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers.
06/17/2016 09:36 PM EDT
Out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on its customers' wellness and safety, HP Hood LLC of Lynnefield, MA, is voluntarily recalling certain code dates of protein drinks from its Sacramento, CA, facility, due to the potential for premature product spoilage.
06/17/2016 08:43 PM EDT
GMJ Natural Products Inc. of Anaheim, Ca, is recalling its 32 fl oz jugs of Jugo Moringa Plus Antioxidant because they may contain undeclared whey protein. People who have allergies to milk or soy lecithin run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
06/17/2016 07:37 PM EDT
Earnest Eats of Solana Beach, CA, is voluntarily recalling Earnest Eats Dark Chocolate Almond Bars 6.2 oz. cartons only with the specific lot codes indicated below because they contain sunflower seeds that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
06/18/2016 09:52 AM EDT
National Frozen Foods Corporation of Seattle, WA, is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Not-Ready-To Eat frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
06/18/2016 09:50 AM EDT
Green Cuisine is initiating a voluntary recall of "Pesto Pasta Salad with Arugula" because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
GNP Company Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
GNP Company, a Cold Spring, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

Genesee Community Days Begins

Crary Hose Company of Westfield Awarded Grant For New Breathing Apparatus

Crary Hose Company of Westfield, PA has been awarded a Fiscal Year 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $114,286.00 from The Department of Homeland Security. 
 
The project involves a complete replacement of the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus used by the department. 

The cost of the total project will be $120,000 with Crary Hose Company contributing a match of 5% or $5,714.00.

Former Roulette Chemical Engine #1 Ambulance For Sale By Sealed Bid


Roulette Bicentennial News

Roulette Township Bicentennial
ATTENTION: BOYS AND GIRLS
We are also looking for decorated bicycles for the parade. There will be one prize given for the best patriotic decorated bicycle for boy and one for girl. So get you bikes cleaned up and get them decorated to be in our bicentennial parade.


We would like to make sure that everyone knows that the start of the bicentennial weekend is Friday evening. Although it doesn't have much to do with the bicentennial it is for a very good cause.

I hope that you will join us Friday evening to help raise money for Domestic Violence. That is a very special cause to many of us in Roulette and has been declared Domestic Violence Awareness Day via resolution.


Won't you please join us in this event as well as the bicentennial. 


Registration for the 5K walk starts at 6 walk begins at 6:30.
Ice Cream Social will be happening at the fire hall along with quarter bingo. All benefits go to the Domestic Violence Assoc.


From here on in we will be starting to tell you about the events that will be happening during the weekend.

To start we have built a jail and to keep from going to jail you must by a button and have it on. If you are caught without the button you will be put in jail for a period of time. To get out earlier you will have to pay to get out. We are going to have fun that weekend and would like for you to join us.

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 work in both westbound and eastbound lanes.
The eastbound right lane will be closed between mile 220 and mile 222 from Monday, June 20, at 7 a.m. until Friday, June 24, at 9 a.m. so the contractor can replace a section of concrete. All eastbound lanes will be open Friday through Sunday.

There will be night work on I-80 westbound on Monday, June 20, Wednesday, June 22, and Thursday, June 23. The westbound right (driving) lane will be closed between mile 223 and mile 229 so the contractor can excavate and reconstruct the right shoulder. This work will be performed between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. each night.

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

Work on Route 15 in Union County Next Week

Montoursville – A contractor will be working on Route 15 next week between Abbey Lane and Beagle Club Road in East Buffalo Township, Union County.
Work will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23, on the shoulder of Route 15 southbound. There will be brief closures of the southbound driving lane while this work is being performed.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.
This work is part of a $2.4 million roadway rehabilitation project which is expected to be completed in late September.

New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., of Winfield, is the prime contractor.

Blasting Operation Along Route 15 in Union County Monday

Montoursville – On Monday, June 20, there will be a single blast operation to remove rock for a future ramp on the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) Project river bridge along Route 15 in Union County.
One blast will occur between County Line Road and Winfield sometime between noon and 6 p.m. along Route 15 northbound. This operation will require both northbound and southbound lanes to be closed for up to 15 minutes.

Traffic will be slowed to a stop by contractor vehicles just prior the blast. Motorists should be alert and watch for stopped vehicles. They should seek an alternate route, if possible.

This work is weather permitting.

Lane Restriction on I-80 WB in Union County

Montoursville – Motorists in Union County are advised that there is a lane restriction on Interstate 80 westbound near mile 209 due to a vehicle crash and fuel spill.
The right (driving) lane is closed.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the area.

Andrew W. Loveless Sr. , 57, of Main Street, Eldred, PA

 Andrew W. Loveless Sr.

ELDRED —Andrew W. Loveless Sr. , 57, of Main Street, Eldred, PA passed away unexpectedly on Monday (June 13, 2016) at the Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital.

 Born July 6, 1958, in Blossburg, he was a son of David and Louise Reese Loveless.

Andrew attended Galeton area schools. He was a hoarder and loved swapping, wheeling and dealing, as well as tinkering and tearing things apart. He loved to listen to AC/DC. He really connected and enjoyed spending time with BooBoo.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Smethport are two sons, Andrew Loveless Jr. of Bradford and Aiden Kontz of Eldred; a daughter, Kimberly Loveless of Turtlepoint; five grandchildren, Christopher, Samantha, Andrew Jr., Issahia and Rebecca; two sisters, Janet Kontz of Eldred and Helen Loveless of Port Allegany; six brothers, Ronnie (Rebecca) Loveless of Galeton, Steven (Paula) Loveless in Ohio, Arthur (Theresa) Loveless of Rixford, Randy Loveless of Port Allegany, Joseph (Cathy) Loveless of Turtlepoint and Robert Loveless in South Carolina; former spouse and friend Roberta Loveless; and his special friend and caregiver, Heidi Gulnac.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Alvin Loveless and his brother-In-Law, Robert Kontz Sr.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Work on Route 15 in Union County Next Week

Montoursville – A contractor will be working on Route 15 next week between Abbey Lane and Beagle Club Road in East Buffalo Township, Union County.Work will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23, on the shoulder of Route 15 southbound. There will be brief closures of the southbound driving lane while this work is being performed.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.
This work is part of a $2.4 million roadway rehabilitation project which is expected to be completed in late September.

New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., of Winfield, is the prime contractor.

JKLM Utica Well in Potter County, PA still going strong...

April Production 11.4 mmcf / day

Go Marcellus Shale

The April production just hit for the well. 342,768 mcf for 30 days, or 11.4 mmcf / day. Basically the exact same number as March.
Recap:
Jan Production 9.2 mmcf / day, 24 days

Feb Production 9.8 mmcf / day, 29 days

Mar Production 11.4 mmcf / day, 31 days.

Despite the slowdown across the Appalachian Basin, there continues to be solid activity in Potter. 5 different operators have recorded leases in 2016. There are a total of 8 well pads permitted, with 20+ active Utica well permits in place. There are 5 drilled Utica wells, one producing, with another 3 to be completed in the next 45-80 days.

In the following 12 months we expect there to be 8-10 producing Utica wells across Potter County, PA. Read more...

Port Allegany Bicentennial Celebration All This Week


Friday, June 17, 2016

4:30 PM - Parade Line Up (Floats, vehicles, and parade participants) meet at Borough Office and Shop N Save Lot

5:30 PM - Parade, Main Street and Arnold Avenue

5:00 - 7:00 PM - Hot Dog Social presented by the Inn on Maple Street, Town Square

5:00 - 7:00 PM - Glass History Presentation by Dee Buchanan, Town Square

5:00 - 7:00 PM - Chainsaw Carvers, Old Kightlinger Lot (near Kwik Fill)

5:00 PM - Historic Presentations and Displays by Lanny Nunn, Town Square

5:00 PM - Vintage Photo Booth, Town Square

7:00 PM - Alumni Football Game, Gator Field

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR LEEK HUNTING PRESERVE OPEN HOUSE

OSWAYO, PA - The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York is pleased to partner with LEEK Hunting Preserve and Remax to honor veterans by holding a blood drive at the LEEK open house on Saturday.

This Saturday, June 25 those interested in donating can do so at the hunting preserve, located at 497 SR244 East, in Oswayo, from noon until 3 p.m. All donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card, sponsored by Remax. This blood drive is open to the community, walk-ins are welcome.

In addition to being entered in to the gift card drawing, donors will also receive a limited edition t-shirt celebrating the blood bank’s 50th year in operation, while supplies last.
Individuals are eligible to give blood if it has been 56 days since their last donation; they are at least 17 years of age (or 16 with a signed permission slip, available on www.fourhearts.org); weigh at least 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo or body piercing in the past 12 months; are in good general health and do not have a cold or the flu. You must have a valid photo ID in order to register. 

Prior to donating, those giving blood should eat a good, solid meal and drink at least 18 oz. of water. For more information or to find out if you are eligible please visit www.fourhearts.org or call (814) 456-4206.

Community Blood Bank partners with hospitals in Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York to provide blood for patients in need. If you are at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. To learn more or to find a blood drive near you, visit www.fourhearts.org or call 814-456-4206.

PITT-BRADFORD STUDENT CONTINUES RESEARCH ON ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF NATURAL OILS

Pitt-Bradford biology student Rosemary Nwabuogu of Jefferson Hills adjusts distillation equipment used to extract oils from natural materials such as cinnamon or cloves. Photo by Ashley Young.
BRADFORD, Pa. -- Most college students have pictures of themselves, their friends or their pets on their cell phones. Rosemary Nwabuogu has photos of microbes.

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford biology major thumbed quickly through rows and rows of pictures of petri dishes with various levels of growth before finding what she was looking for – a series of photos in which the number of microbes in the petri dish decreased as the amount of cinnamon oil in the dish increased.

“That’s really pretty, but it’s deadly,” she said, pointing to the bacteria growing in a sample of chicken.

The photos are from her research this summer with Dr. Om Singh, associate professor of biology at Pitt-Bradford. Nwabuogu is the third student he has worked with on this project to test natural antibiotics and their potential use in the food industry.

Earlier students from the project are now at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pennsylvania pursuing graduate work. Nwabuogu, a senior from Jefferson Hills, hopes that her exposure to research at the undergraduate level will help her pursue a career within the medical field.

Nwabuogu said more medical schools are requiring undergraduate research, and she can see why.

“I feel like if you’re learning on your own, you learn better,” she said. Nwabuogu is testing natural oils this summer to determine their antibiotic properties. She has tested cinnamon, cloves, garlic and rhododendron in a multistep process. Previous students tested ginger, red chilis and black pepper, Singh said.

Beginning in May, Singh put Nwabuogu through a three-week boot camp of lab techniques to ensure that her work would be consistent with the other students’ and usable for his research.

“It was strenuous,” Nwabuogu said. “Research can mentally and physically tire you out.” While working five to 10 hours a day in the lab, she was reading assigned scientific literature at night.

After a few weeks, Singh turned her loose, and now stops by the lab only in the afternoon to see if she’s run into any problems or has any questions. It’s a lot of pressure, she said, for her professor to trust her with the outcome of his research.

At first she was frustrated by the slow process of research before accepting that getting to the point of making new progress can be excruciatingly slow. Working alone in the lab all day can be relaxing, frustrating or lonely, but enjoyable, she said, depending on the day. At night, she works on a paper Singh has assigned.

So what takes all this time in the lab? Part of it is spent making the oils to be tested; the other part is spent testing the oils’ ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria on ground chicken and beef.

Everything for the experiments came straight from the local supermarket.

To make the oil, Nwabuogu grinds cinnamon sticks, for example, into a fine powder, then sets them in a filter over a pot of boiling water in a closed system. The steam from the water travels through the grounds, into a collecting tube where it is cooled and turned back into liquid that is collected in a beaker.

When a couple pints of liquid have been collected, Nwabuogu examines the cloudy liquid to find less than a teaspoon of essential oil at the bottom. She uses a chemical process to separate the oil from the water, and the oil is then stored in one of a dozen tiny dropper-topped bottles. Months of work are stored on a single shelf in the lab.

Once the oil has been extracted, Nwabuogu tests its antibiotic properties methodically. Each kind of oil is tested at different strengths and at different temperatures and the number of microbes grown meticulously noted.

Where all of this research could lead someday, said Singh, editor of the forthcoming book “Food Borne Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance,” is to reduce the amount of or destroy bacteria that food has when it comes home from the grocery store. In theory, it could be possible to create food items that would be shelf stable for a period of time instead of having to be frozen, saving grocers and consumers money and making more food transportable.

It would take a long time to get to a result like that, but Singh and his students are working on it one drop at a time.

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