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PETE AND JEAN FOLK ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES ARE SELLING HOWARD FURNITURE PRODUCTS AND SIMICHROME POLISH AT THE CALL OF THE NORTH GIFT SHOP....2367 Route 6, Gaines, PA 16922. 814-433-4111 and THE RIGHT STUFF at 364 East Second St., Coudersport PA. 814-274-4200.......These products are no longer available on Main Street in Galeton due to the closing of the Heart’s Desire store.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Fair Board Elections will be held on Monday September 26, 2016

Fair Board Elections will be held on Monday September 26, 2016. If you would like to apply to be a board member please complete the form and mail it to:
Chyrie Wheaton
1662 Honeoye Rd.
Shinglehouse, PA. 16748
* If you would like a copy to be emailed to you my email is: chywheaton@yahoo.com *
* If you would like a copy mailed to you please send a self addressed stamped envelope and I will mail it to you.*
**** If elected, clearances are required by the November Meeting following elections at your own cost. ****

Woodward Township Drowning At Linden Boat Launch


Fire Rescue & EMS Responding To Vehicle Over Embankment

On Saturday at 9:55 PM, Fire Rescue & EMS have been dispatched to a vehicle over the embankment in Gibson Township. Report 3 injured patients.
Second St. Marys Medic unit requested to scene at 6534 Mason Hill Road. 
  
Cameron County Fire Wire

1 hr ·
Cameron Company 16
On Saturday at 21:55 Cameron 16 has been dispatched to a vehicle over the embankment in Gibson Township. Report 3 injured patients and entrapment .
Cameron 14 assisting with 1 engine
And establishing a LZ
2nd helicopter requested to the same LZ per Assistant 16-1
Second helicopter cancelled

Sen. Scarnati’s Daughter Has Passed Away

By Anne Holliday on August 19, 2016 
WESB Local News

It is with great sadness that I share the news of our daughter, Lisa’s passing. In her 25 years with us, Lisa led a courageous life and radiated light wherever she went. She was born with many health challenges and faced each battle with tremendous strength. I thank God for the time we had with Lisa – She now rests in His loving arms.

We thank you for your prayers and support during this difficult time. Lisa’s memorial service will be held privately for family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, One Children’s Hospital Drive, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or Christ The King Manor, 1100 West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To East Honeoye Street

At 9:03 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10 have been dispatched to East Honeoye Street for a medical emergency.

Hebron Christian School Can Benefit From Your Donations To Goodwill At Our School


Automatic Fire Alarm At Bradford SPCA

At 4:17 PM on Saturday, Bradford & Derrick City Fire Depts. have been dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at Bradford SPCA.

Hilltop, Smethport EMS Dispatched To Motorcycle Crash On Bingham Road

At 4:10 PM on Saturday, Hilltop Fire Dept. & Smethport Ambulance have been dispatched to Bingham Road, about a mile from Rt. 646 fore a motorcycle accident. Unknown injuries.

EMS Dispatched To Motorcycle / Truck Accident On Bennetts Valley Highway

At 4:08 PM on Saturday, EMS has been dispatched to the area of 11386 Bennett's Valley Highway for a motorcycle versus truck crash. Female patient with possible broken leg.

(Clearfield Alert) Inc: Traffic Accident-Injury ALS
Add: 11386 BENNETTS VALLEY HWY
City: HUSTON
Units: 4251 4253 FG6 STA41 AT41 R41 AT39
41FD
8/20/

Round & Square Dance Tonight At Odin Grange From 7 to 10 PM Near Coudersport

Andover Dispatched For ATV Accident At Tall Pines ATV Park

At 3:10 PM on Saturday, Andover Ambulance has been dispatched to Tall Pines ATV park for a person with a hand amputation from an ATV accident. 

Life Net helicopter has been dispatched. Andover Fire Dept. dispatched to set up landing zone at Tall Pines. Medic 700 also requested.

3:18 PM--Second Andover ambulance has been dispatched for a second patient with a head injury.

Angela M. Werts, 55, of Namahana Lane, Turtlepoint, PA

Angela M. Werts

TURTLEPOINT- Angela M. Werts, 55, of Namahana Lane, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 2, 2016) in her home. 

Born January 28, 1961, in Bradford, she was a daughter of Joseph J. and Edith Daugherty Roller.

Angela was a lifetime resident of the area.

Surviving in addition to her longtime companion, Robert Wright, is a son, David (Crystal) Page, Jr. of Burtville; a daughter, Tabatha (Karl) Seiberg of Celoron, NY; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph (Janette) Roller and Frank Roller both of Port Allegany; four sisters, Donna Frantz of Eldred, Laurie (Neal) Gordon, Judy (Gary) Leschner and Lorna (Ron Hufftallen) Roller all of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Gary Werts, Jr., Kalli Everly, and two daughters, Crystal Everly and Heather Everly.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 20, 2016) in the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor, officiating.

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

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Nelson, Lawrenceville Dispatched To 3 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 49

At 1:33 PM on Saturday, Nelson Fire Dept., Valley Ambulance & Wellsboro ALS have been dispatched to the area of 9253 Rt. 49 in Nelson Township for a 3 vehicle crash. 

Lawrenceville Fire Rescue & Ambulance also dispatched mutual aid to this crash.

Lafayette, Bradford EMS Dispatched For Vehicle Versus Motorcycles Crash On Rt. 219

At 12:53 PM on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Rescue & Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to the intersection of Rt. 59 & Rt. 219 for a vehicle versus multiple motorcycles crash.

1:01 PM--Mr. Jewett & Lewis Run Fire Police dispatched to CLOSE Rt. 219 in the vicinity of Tack's Inn.

1:01 PM--Mt. Jewett Ambulance to scene of accident with multiple patients. 


PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Kingsley Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-08-15 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site BOBBS CREEK 1403 5HD in Kingsley Twp township, Forest county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Phillip K. EMPSON, 71, of Ulysses, PA

Phillip K. EMPSON

Phillip K. EMPSON, 71, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, August 19, 2016 in his home. 

Born October 23, 1944, in Ulysses, he was the son of Kenneth “Pete” and Sarah F. Hilfiger Empson. 
US Army Veteran

A US Army Veteran, he served honorably from 1961 – 1964. 

On February 29, 1964, in Harrison Valley, PA, he married the former Linda L. Collins, who survives. 

Phil was a self-employed truck driver for several years. He was employed by a few area businesses, most recently by Destiny Transport. 

He was a member of Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses and enjoyed flying his ultra-light and riding his Harley. 

Surviving besides his wife, Linda, are: five children, David Empson of Ulysses, Dennis (Mel) Empson of Ulysses, Nancy Wick of Erie, PA, Barbara (Charlie Clark) Empson of Gold, and Bradley Empson of Coudersport, PA; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Joe (Mae) Empson of Ulysses; four sisters, Edna (Dorr) Perkins of Westfield, Ann Hemphill of Minot, ND, Marie (Dave) Cline of Wellsville, NY, and Maxine (William) Updyke of Genesee, PA; several nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Jane A. Empson; and a brother, John Hilfiger. There will be no visitation or service. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

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

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

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

Rollover Crash On Route 6 In Gaines Township DIspatched

At 9:02 AM on Saturday, emergency services have been dispatched to a rollover crash on Route 6 in Gaines Township. A female patient is reported to have possibly been ejected from the vehicle.

McKean County Fair Schedule For Friday and Saturday


PSA Healthcare Needs RN's, LPN's & CNA's In Bradford, Eldred, Emporium, Kane, Mt. Jewett, Port Allegany, Rew, St. Marys, Shinglehouse, Smethport, Warren & Wellsboro

Lakeview Health Care & Rehab Center In Smethport, PA, Seeking CNA's and LPN's

Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sales Registration Deadline Is Monday To Get On The Map

SMC Looking For Qualified People With Powder Metal Experience For Positions In Galeton & St. Marys

Stihl Weed Trimmer, Toro Push Mower & Car Ramps Stolen From Upper Grimes Road


Estate Sale At 3251 Bells Run Road, Shinglehouse, PA August 27 & 28, 2016


Helpmates Has Immediate Openings For Personal Care Aides & CNA's In Emporium, Ridgway, St. Marys & Kersey Areas


Wildcat Road In Sharon Township To Close Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday For Resurfacing


Two Women Charged With Harassment After Physical Altercation In Otto Township


Makita Chainsaw Stolen From Barn On West Eldred Road


Ulysses Rabies Clinic Today From 1 to 4 PM At Tri-Town Fire Hall


Friday, August 19, 2016

Potter County’s Heimel to serve on state panel

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

COUDERSPORT — Potter County Commissioners discussed Smart Justice initiatives, a new focus for Pennsylvania Downtown Center board members and a pledge of financial support for a local education program during their regular meeting held Thursday in Coudersport.

Commissioners and criminal justice officials held the first summit to begin coordinating efforts and resources between several new county criminal justice programs, some of which will be used as models for other counties seeking similar restructuring efforts. Commissioners, the public defender, judges and other officials will continue to collaborate.

Commissioner Paul Heimel stated that the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) Comprehensive Behavioral Health Task Force has compiled the results of its inquiries into reforms and restructuring of the criminal justice system at the state level. The data will be shared with Gov. Tom Wolf and members of the state House and Senate in the near future. Read more....

St. Marys Dispatched To Structure Fire On Averyville Road

At 9:53 PM on Friday, St. Marys Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 114 Averyville Road for a residential house fire on the front porch.
Deputy 1 on scene reports working structure fire. 
10:16 PM--Fire under control. 
10:36 PM--Fox Township requested to send one engine & manpower to the scene.

Allegheny Mountainaires Round & Square Dance Saturday, Aug. 20th At Odin Grange


Phillip K. EMPSON, 71, of Ulysses, PA

Phillip K. EMPSON

Phillip K. EMPSON, 71, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, August 19, 2016 in his home. Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Missing Penn State Professor Was Murdered

http://wnep.com/2016/08/19/police-missing-penn-state-professor-murdered-suspect-charged/

DEMOCRATS TO HOLD HEADQUARTERS GRAND OPENING & MONTHLY MEETING

(St. Marys, PA) - The Elk County Democratic Committee along with the PA Coordinated Campaign is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Northcentral PA Victory 2016 Democratic Election Headquarters on Wednesday August 24th starting at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be served. Located at 69 Erie Ave. in St. Marys (former Radaelli’s/Tangled Threads building), the headquarters will serve as a hub for the coordinated campaign in Northcentral Pennsylvania. All area Democrats are welcome to come out and show their Democratic pride.

Kerith Strano Taylor, Brookville, PA, candidate for US Congress PA-5 District (www.kstforcongress.com) , Jerri Buchanan, DuBois, PA, candidate for Pennsylvania Senate 25th District (www.votePA25.com) , and Jay Notarianni, Wilcox, PA, candidate for Pennsylvania House of Representatives 75th District (www.jayforpa.com) will all be stopping by throughout the evening. Yard signs, buttons, bumper stickers, and literature for candidates for state and federal office will be available at the Grand Opening. The Headquarters will have regular hours starting in September and running through election day Tuesday November 8th.

In addition to the open house festivities, the Elk County Democratic Committee will hold a brief monthly meeting at 7:30pm. Hank Holmes, organizer for the PA Victory 2016 Coordinated Campaign will be there to talk about phone banking, canvassing and other GOTV efforts. Attendees are encouraged to stay afterwards and participate in the headquarters’ first organized phone banking event. Note: This is a rescheduling of the Committee’s regular monthly meeting (originally announced for August 31st).

With the headquarters’ opening, the campaigns are seeking volunteers to staff the office, organize and phone bank with day, evening and weekend hours available. If you can donate some time, please contact Rich at (814) 594-5500 or e-mail chair@elkdems.com. Staff from the coordinated campaign will also have scheduled hours at the Headquarters.

More information about the Elk County Democratic Committee is available on their website - www.elkdems.com or their facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElkCoDC.

Strategic Planning For County’s ‘Smart Justice’ Programs

Potter County Today

Over the past two years, Potter County has established specialty courts for those with addiction to alcohol and other drugs, as well as a Women’s Residential Recovery Center. Most recently, county leaders have signed on for a state partnership to develop a pilot pre-trial diversion program for those men and women coming into contact with the criminal justice system. 

Overarching goal for each of these reforms is to reduce the number of jail inmates by addressing issues such as addiction, employability and life skills. But each reform requires county resources — including funding, personnel and facilities. To coordinate the new initiatives with the resources, Potter County Board of Commissioners Chairman Doug Morley has pulled together the affected parties for strategic planning sessions. Among the county departments directly affected are the Judiciary, District Attorney, Probation, Sheriff/Jail Warden Office, Public Defender and Human Services.

More than one-third of the county’s $9.3 annual budget is dedicated to criminal justice expenses, including $1.4 million for operation of the Potter County Jail, $680,000 for Probation, and $345,000 for the District Attorney’s Office. The county has recently become engaged in the “Smart Justice” concept, an initiative launched by the National Association of Counties (NACo) to prepare counties for changes in criminal justice administration. More information on the Smart Justice campaign can be found here.


Federal and state funding, as well as financial support from foundations, are becoming increasingly available to help counties that are pursuing reforms. Technical assistance is also available. Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel has been monitoring developments and making contacts through his membership on justice/criminal justice panels through both NACo and the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania. 

He was appointed to a state task force charged with developing a blueprint for changes in state laws and funding streams related to the Smart Justice concepts — particularly as they pertain to offenders who are mentally ill and/or have addictions to alcohol or other drugs. Results of that panel’s six-month-long study are now available online here. A formal presentation to Governor Tom Wolf, legislative leaders and Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel is planned for later this month.

Meanwhile, Potter County’s DUI and Drug Court Treatment Team has researched specialty courts in other counties and attended specialized training. President Judge Stephen Minor and Senior Judge John Leete have played significant roles in pursuing the specialty court options for offenders who meet eligibility criteria. Most recently, 

the county signed on for a National Institute of Corrections training module offered by the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute for the pilot pre-trial diversion program. For details, click here. Funding for that initiative, which is being pursued on a preliminary/experimental basis, was approved by the Pa. Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

Join us at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library on Saturday, September 10th MOUNTAINS, MADNESS, AND MIRACLES

Join us at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library on Saturday, September 10th, at 2:00 p.m. for MOUNTAINS, MADNESS, AND MIRACLES - 4,000 MILES OF APPALACHIAN TRAIL STORIES

Come hear from a hiker who has accomplished the famous Appalachian Trail not once but twice AND in each direction!

Hiker Lauralee Bliss “Blissful”, an AT 4,000+ miler and the ridgerunner for Shenandoah National Park, will share stories and pictures from her 4,000 mile journey which she undertook northbound with her teen son and then southbound as a solo hiker. This presentation will inspire you to reach for your hiking dreams, whatever they might be. A book signing for her title Mountains, Madness, Miracles - 4000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail follows.
For more information about her adventures and advice for safe and fun hiking, visit Blissful Hiking http://www.blissfulhiking.com.

This program is made possible through a grant from the Potter County Commissioners.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation on drug and alcohol addiction

Join us at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation on drug and alcohol addiction by Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson, Shinglehouse Police Chief Brad Buchholz, and Potter County Drug and Alcohol Administrator Colleen Wilber. They will discuss signs of addiction, family support and the C.L.E.A.N. program. Please contact the library for more information or to register at 814-697-6691.

Coudersport School Superintendent Resigns To Take Galeton Superintendent Job

Coudy superintendent filling Galeton slot

Potter Leader-Enterprise

Alanna Huck was hired by the Galeton Board to serve as superintendent at the board’s meeting Monday, Aug. 15. The same night, Huck resigned as superintendent at Coudersport’s School Board meeting. She held the position for six years, and was employed by the district for the last 17.

“I really want to thank the community, the teachers and the school. I have absolutely nothing negative to say. I just had the opportunity to take my career in a different direction,” Huck told the Potter Leader-Enterprise.

The hire comes after the resignation of Galeton’s superintendent, Dr. Brenda Freeman, who has accepted the position of superintendent of Wellsboro Area School District.

Read more in next week’s Potter Leader-Enterprise and Free Press-Courier.

Pennsylvania Cable Network Will Air Thompson’s ‘Barnyard Discussion’ on Agriculture Policy This Weekend

Ag Progress Forum Featured Stakeholders from the Agriculture and Forestry Community

Washington, DC – The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. will air footage from Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson’s (PA-5) “Barnyard Discussion” on agriculture policy, which took place this week during Penn State University’s Ag Progress Days. Thompson is a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee and the chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.

Among those who appeared and participated in the discussion were Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, along Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert, Penn State Extension and representatives from various commodity sectors. Discussion focused on the general state of agriculture across Pennsylvania, as well as the 2014 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill includes important provisions with regard to research, dairy, conservation, forestry and nutrition. Panelists also detailed the importance of Pennsylvania’s forests and the need for proper forest management.

Details for the airing, including cable providers and local channel listings, are provided below:

From the Pennsylvania Cable Network: Saturday, Aug. 20, starting at 6:30 p.m. Agriculture Town Hall featuring U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson and Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.

Click here to view cable providers and local channel listings.

Road Work in Tioga County Scheduled

​Montoursville – A PennDOT Regional Paving Crew in Tioga County is scheduled to work on several roads throughout the county.
Today the crew will complete paving on Route 3007 (Kelsey Road) in Wellsboro Borough. They then will pave Route 3011 (Shumway Hill Road) in Charleston Township on Saturday, August 20, and Monday, August 22.

On Tuesday, August 23, the crew will pave Route 349 (Church Street) in Westfield Borough. This work was originally scheduled for Monday, August 15, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

On Wednesday, August 24, the crew will stabilize two slide areas on Route 2027 (Canoe Camp Creek Road) in Richmond and Covington townships.

The crew then will pave Route 2005 (Old Route 15) between Liberty and Sebring in Liberty Township on Thursday, August 25. They will work on this road until Saturday, September 3.

There will be lane restrictions with flaggers and pilot vehicles providing traffic control.

All work is weather permitting. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zones.

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.
On Wednesday, August 24, alternating lanes of I-80 eastbound will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between mile 218 and mile 223.

On Thursday, August 25, the westbound right lane of I-80 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between mile 217 and mile 219.

These closures will be to allow the contractor to perform profile milling of the concrete roadway.

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

COMMUNITY BLOOD BANK APPEALING TO COMMUNITY FOR HELP, HOLDING BLOOD DRIVE IN EMPORIUM

EMPORIUM, PA- The Community Blood Bank is appealing to residents of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York for help as it faces its second critical need this summer. A continued combination of increased usage and low donor turnout has left the blood bank’s inventory of blood depleted, especially O Negative & A Negative blood types.

“Our concern is having what our partner hospitals need at all times and when we’re facing the potential of not being able to do that, we rely on the community to help,” says Nicole Hornaman, communications and marketing coordinator for the blood bank.

In an effort to bring in more donors, the Community Blood Bank is giving all those who sign in to donate blood from now through August 31 a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to see Jason Aldean in Pittsburgh on September 24. In addition to this, donors will still have the chance to earn their bonus points if they haven’t yet. The 1,000 point promotion, which started in May and ends on September 17, automatically awards donors 1,000 bonus points on their second donation during the promotion timeframe. 1,000 points is equivalent to a $10 gift card on the Blood Bank’s point store, donors can choose from a variety of gift cards or can save their points for a bigger prize.

Eligible donors are invited to donate at the Emporium Fire Hall on Thursday, August 25 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. No appointment is needed to save a life, walk-ins are welcome.

Individuals are eligible to give blood if it has been 56 days since their last donation; they are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent); 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 donate. 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 (877) 842-0631. 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 877-842-0631.

Fire, Ambulance Companies Urged to Apply for State Grants, Says Causer

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is encouraging area fire companies and ambulance services to apply for grants available through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

Grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 for fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services. A total of $30 million will be awarded through the program, which is funded through state gaming proceeds.

Since its inception, the grant program has provided approximately $4.5 million in funding to fire and ambulance companies in the three-county area of the 67th Legislative District.

The application period will open on Sept. 7 and close on Oct. 21.

For more information, visit www.RepCauser.com.

Village of Wellsville is currently experiencing a large water leak

Wellsville Daily Reporter
42 mins ·

The Village of Wellsville is currently experiencing a large water leak. If you have discoloration in your water, decreased water pressure, hear a static noise in your basement, or see unusual standing water please report it to the DPW at (585)596-1711. If you are reporting after hours please call the Wellsville Police Department at (585)593-5600. Thank you for your help.

Mark Ross Bevevino, 83, of Warren, PA., and formerly of Nokomis, FL

Mark Bevevino

Mark Ross Bevevino, 83, of Warren, PA., and formerly of Nokomis, FL, died Thursday evening, August 18, 2016 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home after an illness since April 2016.

He was born March 2, 1933 in Warren, PA. Mark was the son of Joseph Anthony and Jane L. Lytle Bevevino. 

US Army Veteran
He was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1951 graduate of Warren High School. He attended for 2 years at Penn State Behrend and then went into the U.S. Army. 

He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren Elks Lodge, Warren Moose Lodge 109, American Legion Post 135, Cable Hollow Golf Course. 

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a man of great character with a sense of humor to the very end.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Frances Gruttaria Culbertson Bevevino whom he married April 8, 2000 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA., 2 Sons- Randal Bevevino and wife, Terri of Clarendon, PA., Ross Bevevino and wife, Ginny, 1 Daughter – Rebecca Lynn Crossley and husband, David, 3 Stepsons – LaMonte D. Culbertson, John F. Culbertson and wife, Shelly all of Warren, PA., Frank J. Culbertson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., 2 Stepdaughters – Retired Chief Petty Officer, Linda J. Alvers and husband, Carl of Williamsburg, VA., Lisa Culbertson of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Abigail A. Wolfe of Warren, PA, Frank H. Bevevino and wife, Carol, Joseph B. Bevevino and wife, Beth all of Dallas, PA., 10 Grandchildren, 4 Step Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, 2 Step Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Charlotte C. “Sherry” Churchill Bevevino who died January 14, 1998, 1 Son – Robin Bevevino who died November 27, 2014, 1 Brother – David L. Bevevino. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 4 to 6 P.M. directly followed by a Memorial Service by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, %John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365. 

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

Janice Sexton, 63, of Newmanstown, PA, formerly of Bradford

Janice Sexton

Janice Sexton, 63, of Newmanstown, PA, formerly of Bradford, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Open Flow Gas Supply Corp in Warsaw Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-08-16 to Open Flow Gas Supply Corp in Warsaw Twp, Jefferson county. OGA 3216(C) - Failure to fill all pits used to contain produced fluids or industrial wastes and remove unnecessary drilling supplies/equipment not needed for production within 9 months from completion of drilling of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Open Flow Gas Supply Corp in Snyder Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-08-16 to Open Flow Gas Supply Corp in Snyder Twp, Jefferson county. OGA 3216(C) - Failure to fill all pits used to contain produced fluids or industrial wastes and remove unnecessary drilling supplies/equipment not needed for production within 9 months from completion of drilling of well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Potter County Habitat for Humanity are seeking saleable donations

Potter County Habitat for Humanity is seeking saleable donations for their 3rd Annual Labor Day Yard sale to be held at Park United Methodist Church on Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd.

We accept :
Furniture
Building materials
Electronics (no T.V.’s)
Appliances
Antiques
Knick Knacks
NO: Tires or Clothing

If you need a pick up or more information call 814-320-0466 or 910-279-7412
Time of Yard Sale will be 8:00AM to 4:00PM both days

RECALLS

08/18/2016 08:12 PM EDT
Oriental Packing Co., Inc., Miami, Florida is recalling approximately 377,000 lbs. of the following blended seasoning curry products because it is contaminated with lead. Lead can accumulate in the body over time and can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences.
08/18/2016 05:54 PM EDT
Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of Oxacillin for Injection, USP, 10 g (NDC 25021-163-99) Lot OXT512 (Exp. Date March 2017) manufactured by Astral SteriTech Private Limited and distributed by Sagent.

CONVINCING 1ST CAREER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN FOR JEREMY WONDERLING COMES AT MCKEAN COUNTY FAIR; BECOMES 8TH DIFFERENT WINNER OF 2016

August 18, 2016
(By Mike Leone)

(East Smethport, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance made its first of two visits of the 2016 season to McKean County Raceway on Thursday night. The event was part of the 111th annual McKean County Fair.

Jeremy Wonderling entered the night a winner of five Sweeney Weekly Series events at four different tracks including McKean this season. Though he's been fast and in contention at Sweeney Tour events over the years, Wonderling had never finished better than third, which came nearly two years ago at Woodhull Raceway. On Thursday night, Wonderling dominated the 25-lap feature event for his first career Sweeney Tour win, and became the season's eighth different winner. The victory was worth $1,500 along with being named the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner.

"This feels pretty good," expressed the 26-year-old Wellsville, New York driver, who became the fifth different McKean County Fair winner in as many races. "It feels good anytime you win, but to win with the quality of cars that come with the RUSH Touring Series means a lot, and everything Vicki (Emig) does- this is a lot of fun."

"The car worked really good tonight," continued Wonderling. "It was so-so in the heat race. We changed some stuff for the feature, and I was pretty confident in the car. The track was a little rough and once in awhile it screwed me up a little bit, but other than that it was pretty good. The car worked good everywhere. I probably could have drove harder in (turns) one and two, but the track was a little slick down there. I didn't hear, see or feel anyone. I thought I was ahead of them by a little ways, and I had a little bit left to race with. I have to thank all of my sponsors and family. My brother Mike let me borrow his motor for over the half of the year."

Paul Grigsby used the outside to take the lead from pole-sitter John Waters at the start as Wonderling and Randy Hall moved into second and third past Waters. Grigsby and Wonderling resumed their heat race battle as they raced side-by-side for the lead on laps three and four with Wonderling making the inside work taking the lead off turn two on lap four.

Ninth starting Mike Pegher, Jr. was on the move as he passed Waters for fourth on lap five. By lap eight, Wonderling began to distance himself from the field, while the battle was on for second as Hall and Grigsby raced side-by-side with Grigsby holding on until a caution with eight laps scored. When racing resumed, Waters made an aggressive move to retake fourth from Pegher, who then dove hard into turn four making contact with Waters. Waters kept going, but the night ended for Pegher along with Jason Knowles and Mike Laughard, who also got collected.

Back under green, Wonderling continued to set the pace as Grigsby and Hall resumed their side-by-side battle. Waters even made it three-wide at one point, but Grigsby maintained runner-up. Eighth starting Bryce Davis and 10th starting Brady Wonderling were able to work their way by Waters for fourth and fifth on laps 13 and 17 respectively before a caution for debris, which slowed the event for the final time with 17 laps scored.

When racing resumed on lap 18, Hall overtook Grigsby for second. Davis got too high on the following lap sliding off turn three allowing Brady Wonderling and Waters to take fourth and fifth as Davis lost numerous spots before regaining his speed. Grigsby would get by Hall for the final time on lap 23, but wouldn't have anything for Jeremy Wonderling, who captured his sixth RUSH-sanctioned victory of 2016 in his Otis Eastern/Prince Contracting/Close Racing Supply-sponsored #3J.

Grigsby's runner-up was his first career Sweeney Tour top five finish. "This was a pretty good night," acknowledged the 44-year-old Springville, New York resident. "We were chasing the car and it started coming to us at the end of the night. It takes a lap or two and then once we get going we're good, but by then they're already gone. I was pushing a little water so hopefully that didn't hurt anything. I have to thank my crew for their tireless effort. This was a brand new car that we thought was going to be a lot better than it was out of the box, but we're zeroing in on it right now. They work on it every night. I'm on the phone with Ed Carley more than he probably wants me to be, but we're dialing it in."

Hall was third. Brady Wonderling's fourth was his best career Sweeney Tour finish. Waters' fifth place finish allowed him to close to within six points of leader Bryce Davis. Completing the top 10 were Bidwell, Davis, Jon Rivers, John Haggerty, and R.J. Pistner. Eight of the top nine finishers were from New York!

Rivers improved 11 spots from his 19th starting spot and earned an $100 Precise Racing Products gift card for the "Pedal Down" hard charger honors. Garrett Mott was the final car on the lead lap in 11th and received a $25 gift certificate from CrateInsider.com. After battling for a feature redraw spot in his heat race, suspension problems forced Mike Wonderling, Jr. to scratch for the feature. He was awarded the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night".

Pegher, Grigsby, and Knowles won the heat races. Brady Wonderling became the eighth different K&N "Cold Air Induction" Dash winner in 11 events this season and won a $100 K&N certificate. Eric Wilson received a $50 K&N certificate for his runner-up finish, while Steve Beatty and Mike Laughard earned an extra $25 cash.

The Sweeney Tour will resume on Sunday, September 11 with a $2,000 to-win "Marquee" event at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa. for the rescheduled "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance, which will award over $45,000 in cash and contingencies. Race time is 4 p.m.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series Race #11 (25 laps, $1,500 to-win): 1. JEREMY WONDERLING (3J) 2. Paul Grigsby (24) 3. Randy Hall (Suppa 4s) 4. Brady Wonderling (z1) 5. John Waters (LeBarron 11) 6. Damian Bidwell (7Teen) 7. Bryce Davis (94) 8. Jon Rivers (85) 9. John Haggerty (49H) 10. R.J. Pistner (73) 11. Garrett Mott (43x) 12. Jason Tingue (62) 13. Eric Wilson (27W) 14. Mike Pegher, Jr. (Haseleu RJ1) 15. Mike Laughard (38L) 16. Jason Knowles (4) 17. Dave Lyon (14L) 18. Steve Beatty (B4) 19. Brad Mesler (24B) 20. Josh Ayers (73) 21. Mike Wonderling, Jr. (18)-DNS 22. Matt Ford (34)-DSQ (seals).

Car Count: 22
Feature Lap Leaders: Paul Grigsby (1-3), Jeremy Wonderling (4-25)
Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down Hard Charger": Jon Rivers (+11)
Maxima Oil "Maximum Performance": Jeremy Wonderling
TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night": Mike Wonderling, Jr.
CrateInsider.com "Last Car on Lead Lap": Garrett Mott

Heat 1 (8 laps):1. Pegher 2. Bidwell 3. Waters 4. B. Wonderling 5. Beatty 6. Pistner 7. Lyon 8. Ford-DSQ.

Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Grigsby 2. J. Wonderling 3. Hall 4. Wilson 5. Mesler 6. Mott 7. Rivers.

Heat 3 (8 laps):1. Knowles 2. Davis 3. Tingue 4. Laughard 5. Haggerty 6. M. Wonderling 7. Ayers.

K&N "Cold Air Induction" Dash (4 laps, $100 K&N certificate to win): 1. B. Wonderling 2. Wilson 3. Beatty 4. Laughard.

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, FK Rod Ends, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Rocket Chassis, Bobby Lake Motorsports High Gear Speed Shop, CrateInsider.com, B.R.A.K.E.S., RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

Headline Harrisburg By Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, August 19, 2016
   
 
Increased Telemarketing Calls - If you signed up for the state’s Do-Not-Call list but are still receiving telemarketing calls, you may need to renew your registration. Under state law, registrations are only active for five years.

The Do-Not-Call list, established in 2002, has been successful in reducing solicitations to both residential and mobile numbers. However, exceptions to the Do-

Not-Call law allow political candidates, charitable organizations, and entities with whom there is a business relationship to place calls to your phone number.

Legislation has passed the House to make the registrations permanent, but that bill is stalled in the Senate.

Many Pennsylvanians are also on the national Do-Not-Call list, and registrations on that list are permanent.

To renew your state registration or for more information, click here.
  
 
The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo….takes place this weekend in Benezette. Please click here for a schedule of events, as well as information on how you can still take part in the elk hunt this fall.
    
   
 
School bells will soon be ringing
….in local districts on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24Johnsonburg Area, Kane Area, Ridgway Area and Saint Marys Area.
  • Monday, Aug. 29Clearfield Area.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 30Brockway Area, DuBois Area and Forest Area.
  • Thursday, Aug. 31 - Philipsburg-Osceola Area.
Please be wary of students in crosswalks and school buses that may now impact your travel time in the morning and afternoon.
 
 
 
On the Road Again
- Replacement of the Route 879 bridge over Trout Run near Shawville is underway. That day, traffic will be switched from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane with an alternating traffic pattern enforced by temporary traffic signals. An additional temporary signal is located beside the Shawville Post Office.

A temporary truck pull off remains in place at the top of the hill on Route 879, north of the project. Trucks over 10,000 pounds will be required to use the pull off. A temporary traffic signal also remains in place on Trout Run Road to direct drivers onto Route 879.

PennDOT expects the new bridge to be completed by March of next year, with the traffic restriction in place through October of this year.
   
     
 
      
Look, Up in the Sky - Routine inspections of all Met-Ed transmission lines are being conducted by helicopter. The company performing the inspections will be flying tie lines as part of the process. The inspections are expected to be carried out until the middle of September.

The helicopter scheduled for these patrols is a black, Hughes MD500 with tail registration number N1097J.
   

Baker Family Says Thank You......


Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer




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Friday, August 19, 2016 The latest news from the State Capitol
 
Ag Committees Hear Concerns of PA Dairy Industry
    
 
   
Environmental and permitting hurdles are among the greatest challenges facing the future of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry, according to information presented at a joint meeting of the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees earlier this week.

The meeting was held at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days in Centre County, and the goal is to help lawmakers identify and adopt policies that will support and enhance the dairy industry, which represents the largest sector of the state’s agriculture industry overall.

Dairy farms, dairy processors and other related industries represent thousands of jobs and billions of dollars for our state’s economy, but our dairy industry is struggling. It is growing at a slower rate than that of other top dairy-producing states, and in fact, the state was just bumped from its spot as the fifth highest dairy-producing state in the nation.

While there are a number of factors influencing this downturn that we cannot control, such as dry weather and changing markets and consumer demands, we heard about a number of things we can do to help, including developing more reasonable environmental policies and proactive economic initiatives to encourage growth and expansion here in the Commonwealth.

Click here to read more about the meeting.
 
Click here to watch video of the hearing.
   
    
 
I had a great time at Ulysses Old Home Day last weekend and was especially honored to take part in the memorial dedication at Tri-Town Fire and Ambulance Company. Pictured left to right are: Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel, Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson, Ulysses Mayor Maryjane Haskins, me, Potter County Commissioner Doug Morley, and Tri-Town Chaplain Jason Reed. Thank you to the men and women at Tri-Town and all of our volunteer fire and ambulance personnel for your service!
     
 
Fire, EMS Grant Program to Open Sept. 7
   
 

The 2016-17 grant program for fire companies and ambulance services will be open for applications starting on Sept. 7.

These important public safety grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 for fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services. Since its inception, the grant program has provided nearly $4.5 million in funding to fire and ambulance companies in the three-county area.

A total of $30 million will be awarded through the program, which is funded through state gaming proceeds.

For more information about the program, click here. The application period closes on Oct. 21.
      
 
Slow Down for School Buses
 
    
As students head back to school, it’s a good time to refresh our memories about school bus safety.

Pennsylvania law requires that motorists stop at least 10 feet away from school buses when their red lights are flashing and their stop arm is extended. Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety.

Penalties for failure to obey school bus safety laws can result in a $250 fine, five points on a driving record and a 60-day license suspension.

Parents are reminded to ensure that their children are at the bus stop early to avoid rushing. Students should stay where the bus driver can see them while boarding or exiting the bus.

Click here for more information and tips for school bus safety.