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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mary E. (Badman) McConnell, 95, of Mansfield, PA

Mary E. (Badman) McConnell

Mary E. (Badman) McConnell, 95, of Mansfield, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 26, 1921, in Charleston Twp., the daughter of the late Oliver J. and Edna (Wilson) Badman. She married Robert W. McConnell, Sr. on August 24, 1939. He preceded her in death, November 8, 2008.

Mary was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro. She had been active in her church, serving on the member care & outreach committees, as well as the board of session. Mary was a member of the Pomona Grange #30 Wellsboro, member and secretary of the former Charleston Union Grange#1017 and a member of the State Grange. She was an accomplished and avid cook, renowned for her pie making, especially her raisin pie.

Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Barbara McConnell of Mansfield; her daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and John Wagner of Middlebury Center; three grandchildren, Teressa (Douglas) Sivers of Oneonta, NY, Jennifer (Samir) Nawri of Mansfield and Lori Wagner of Wellsboro; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Pauline Bianco and her daughter, Gloria McConnell.

Mary’s Life Celebration will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA, funeral service to follow with Rev. Michael Birbeck officiating. 

Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. 

To share your fondest memories and sign Mary’s guestbook, visit www.tusseymosher.com.

The S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library Summer Snack Menu and Food 5-30 through 6-9

Snack at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library is for children birth-18 years of age. 
It will be offered Monday-Friday from 2-3pm

The menu is subject to change. Snack substitutions are not guaranteed.

Tuesday May 30: Pretzels and Nutella

Wednesday May 31: Fruit Snacks and Granola Bar

Thursday June 1: Popcorn with Cheese

Friday June 2: Fruit & Nut Bar


Monday June 5: Goldfish and Juice

Tuesday June 6: Sun Chips and Dried Fruit

Wednesday June 7: Veggie Straws and Mixed Nuts

Thursday June 8: Animal Crackers and Applesauce

Friday June 9: Crackers with Cheese

Work to start soon on Route 6 Bridge McKean County

Replacement Work Begins Next Week for Route 6 Bridge in McKean County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin work next week to replace a Route 6 bridge in Hamlin Township, McKean County. Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from McKean County’s structurally deficient list.

The bridge spans Bloomster Hollow near the village of Kasson, about 6 miles west of Smethport. The existing 33-foot bridge dates from 1921 and carries an average of almost 2,700 vehicles each day.

Temporary traffic signals will be placed on Tuesday, May 30. The signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern while the current concrete bridge is replaced with a composite spread box beam bridge. Work will take place in a half-width configuration.

Overall project work will include removal of the old bridge, construction of the new bridge, roadway reconstruction, drainage upgrades, and guide rail replacement. PennDOT expects the new bridge to be fully open to traffic this fall. A final epoxy wearing surface will be applied to the bridge in 2018.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Palo Construction, Inc. of Clarion, PA is the contractor on this $1.6 million project. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways 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 825 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 information on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL

Children’s author to read at The Green Free Library

Author Kevin Coolidge holds "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot."
The Green Free Library is hosting an author event for children 12 and under and their parents at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. It is free.

Author Kevin Coolidge will read from “The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot” at the library located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Last year, Coolidge published the first two books in his new series, which is set in Wellsboro and Tioga County, Pa. “The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot” is the first in his series about the three raccoon brothers who become ninjas. “The series is for the 7- to 10-year-old reluctant reader who loves action, adventure and creatures whose existence has yet to be proven, like Bigfoot,” said Coolidge.

"I'm really looking forward to this event," Coolidge said. "This is the library I frequented through all the stages of my life, from a child to an adult. It's a great library for such a small town and we are lucky to have it."

In the second book, the raccoons meet the “Weird & Wacky Werewolf.” In the third, they learn “The Secret of the Canyon,” in the fourth, meet “The Thunderbird” and in the fifth are involved in “The Catmas Caper.” The sixth book, “The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of Nessmuk Lake” was just released in May.

The library has the first five books in the series available to loan to its patrons. All six books will be available for purchase after the presentation. Kevin will happily sign and personalize copies bought at the event, or purchased elsewhere.

For more information, call the Green Free Library 570-724-4876.

Trump Budget Proposal Threatens Safe Drinking Water, Clean Air, and Job Creation

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell has warned the Pennsylvania congressional delegation that the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to environmental protection and clean energy programs will threaten Pennsylvania residents and businesses.

“The proposed cuts in the Trump administration’s budget, if enacted, would risk the safe drinking water of more than 10 million Pennsylvanians; and that’s just one program area,” said McDonnell. “The proposed budget also cuts funds for air quality monitoring, sewage treatment plant inspections, and land cleanup programs that put Pennsylvanians to work.”

In his letter addressed to the Pennsylvania congressional delegation, McDonnell warns that significantly reducing federal funding risks safe water, stifles job creation, and allows harmful pollutants to poison Pennsylvania air. Cuts to key U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program areas, if enacted, would mean:

• 30% fewer inspections of Pennsylvania’s 8,500 public water systems
• Cuts to radon and lead risk programs, putting children especially at risk from these toxic substances
• 30% cut to air quality funding, leading to limited air quality monitoring and longer wait times for businesses seeking air permits
• Cutting funds to remove and cleanup damage from leaking underground storage tanks by 50%, putting groundwater sources at risk from leaking chemical storage tanks

The proposed Trump administration budget also makes drastic cuts to Department of Energy programs that create jobs and provide economic benefits to Pennsylvania residents and businesses through energy efficiency programs, new technology, and increased resilience and reliability of the electrical grid.

“These programs pay dividends far beyond the investment in the form of jobs, lower utility bills for Pennsylvania families, and new growth opportunities for the economy,” said McDonnell. “Enacting the drastic cuts of the Trump administration’s budget only hamstrings Pennsylvania’s future.”

The letter to the delegation can be viewed here http://www.dep.pa.gov/About/Testimony_and_Letters/Pages/Testimony.aspx

Online Tool Available for Memorial Day Travel Planning

With many Pennsylvanians expected to travel for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is encouraging the public to visit the “Historic Holiday Traffic” page at www.511PA.com so they can plan optimal travel times on major roadways across the state this weekend.

The site allows users to see how traffic speeds on the Friday before and day of Memorial Day in 2015 and 2016 compare to traffic conditions during a typical, non-holiday week. Users can choose their region and view an hour-by-hour, color-coded visual of traffic speeds to help them decide the best times to travel during the holiday. 511PA also offers real-time, traffic speed information for thousands of roadway miles throughout Pennsylvania.

“These historic travel maps are one way that we put our data to work for motorists,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “Using our 511PA service before traveling is a great way to see planned as well as unexpected traffic issues.”

PennDOT will also remove lane restrictions and suspend construction projects wherever possible through the holiday period. Motorists can see remaining construction projects at www.511PA.com before they travel.

The public can use 511PA to check conditions on nearly 40,000 roadway miles in Pennsylvania. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

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




PCEC Offering First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business



First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business
This seminar is presented by Clarion University’s Small Business Development Center and provides an overview of the steps necessary to start a business.  Topics include: guidelines on how to finance your business; what to consider before starting a business; license and tax information; how and why to prepare a business plan; regulations governing a business; and other resources designed to help you plan and succeed in your new business. 

This seminar is being held Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office.  The cost is $20 and registration is required.  Register online at www.clarion.edu/sbdc/training or call toll free 877-292-1843.

Coudersport Vol Fire Dept will be having a Chicken BBQ this Memorial Day weekend. Sat May 27th.


*** CHICKEN BBQ***

Coudersport Vol Fire Dept will be having a Chicken BBQ this Memorial Day weekend. Sat May 27th...

Kick back and enjoy your long weekend by letting us do the cooking for you... Dinners include Chicken, Mac salad & baked beans for only $8.00 and half for $6.00
As always Thank you for your continued support.

Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Medicare Orthotics & Prosthetics Improvement Act

Bill would shield Medicare patients from fraud and abuse

U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) this week introduced H.R. 2599, the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2017, legislation that will provide much needed protections for Medicare beneficiaries and other patients receiving prosthetic and orthotic services.

“As a former recreational therapist and licensed nursing home administrator, I understand the challenges that those who have suffered serious injuries are facing,” GT Thompson said. “It is our duty to ensure these individuals are not being subjected to further hardships and financial burdens as a result of fraud in the O&P sector. The Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2017 will strengthen the quality of care while reducing costs within the Medicare program—I am proud to introduce this important bipartisan measure.”

“Medicare beneficiaries in need of prosthetic and orthotic services deserve to know they’re getting the very best care,” Mike Thompson said. Keeping fraudulent providers out of Medicare will ensure patients get the treatment they deserve, and has the added benefit of reducing costs.”

The Benefits Improvement and Protection Act (BIPA), which was signed into law in 2000, mandated that a “practitioner” or “supplier” had to be certified in order to be paid for certain orthotic and prosthetic services under Medicare.

However, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has not enforced these provisions since their enactment. This has led to an uptick of fraudulent payment to unlicensed providers, leaving Medicare patients vulnerable to substandard, and in some cases nonexistent, care.

The Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2017 would:

Require CMS to reimburse only those providers who have been accredited or licensed in orthotics and prosthetics;
Links the eligibility for payment to the qualification of the providers and the complexity of the device to patient needs for the purpose of targeted care;
Establishes orthotists and prosthetists as Medicare providers, distinguishing them from suppliers of Durable Medical Equipment (DME);
Clarifies that notes taken by orthotists and prosthetists regarding a particular patient should be considered a legitimate component of the patient’s medical record.

Emporium Bike Friendly

Bicycle racks now installed in downtown Emporium. Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Emporium Borough and Cameron County School District joined forces in the project.

Two racks donated for the project needed to be retrofitted for installation. Cameron County High School students Michael Clingan, Ebon Jackson, Josh Lane and Ryan Chilcote under the direction of Cameron County High School teacher, Tom Gelnett shortened the racks and welded installation brackets. Members of the Emporium Borough Streets Department installed the racks near the intersection of East Fourth and Chestnut Streets on the south side and near the intersection of Cherry and East Fourth Streets on the north side of the Fourth Street.

Making the downtown easily assessable to those using the West Creek Rails Trails continues to be a focus of the chamber. “It is important to invite trail users into the downtown, so they can relax on a bench and stroll into our restaurants and shops while knowing that their bike is secure,” says Tina Johns Solak, chamber executive director. This month the chamber fielded several phone calls from people living out of the region inquiring about the trail. “It is hoped that the trail use will pick up this season which means more customers for our locally owned businesses on Fourth Street,” Johns Solak continued.

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance work schedule for the week of May 30 – June 2

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of May 30 to June 2, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night

Potter County 0260
Sign Crew:
● State Route: sign repairs in Cameron County

Mowing:
● State Route: Coudersport area

Bridge Repair:
● State Route: 4007 (Dingman Run Road)

Patching:
● State Route: 0872 (Austin area)
● State Route: 1001 (Brookland Road)
● State Route: 1002 (Sweden Hill Road)
● State Route: 4007 (Dingman Run Road)

Ditching:
● State Route: 4007 (Dingman Run Road)

Shoulder Cutting:
● State Route: 4019 (Horse Run Road)
● State Route: 4021 (Honeoye Road)

Cameron County 0240
Ditching:
● State Route: 0120

Crack Sealing:
● State Routes: 0120 & 0872

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Glenn O Hawbaker: paving on SR 49 from Harrison Valley to Tioga County line.

● Glenn O Hawbaker: paving and shoulder work from intersection of SR 44 & SR 49 to Lent Hollow Road on SR 49.

● Glenn O Hawbaker: roadway reconstruction is being done on Route 6 in Coudersport Borough with detours in place. There will be short term lane closures and alternating traffic patterns. Expect delays.

● IA Construction: drainage work on Route 155 from Potter County line (near Sizerville State Park) to the McKean County line. Alternating traffic patterns with temporary traffic signals will be in place with short delays possible.

● L C Whitford Company, Inc: bridge replacement on SR 155 in Cameron County near Sizerville State Park entrance. Alternating traffic patterns with temporary traffic signals.

● Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: bridge replacement on SR 44, a mile southeast of the village of Hebron Center. Alternating traffic pattern with temporary traffic signals.

● Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: bridge replacement on SR 44 near village of Sharon Center in Potter County. Alternating traffic pattern with temporary traffic signals.

● Palo Construction, Inc: bridge replacement on Route 120 in Cameron County, 5 miles west of the village of Driftwood. Alternating traffic pattern with temporary traffic signals.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us or call 814-274-9181

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 825 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.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL

Bills to Support Ambulance Companies Advance

Dedicating the Sgt. Paul M. Brown Memorial Bridge


 
The Route 872 bridge over Bailey Run in Wharton Township, Potter County, was officially dedicated as the Sgt. Paul M. Brown Memorial Bridge on Saturday, May 20. Sgt. Brown lost his life during combat operations in South Korea on March 2, 1951, during his second tour of duty in service to his country. He had also served in World War II. It was an honor to join his family, area veterans and members of the community in remembering his service and sacrifice. Pictured with me, left to right, are: Burton Wilson, nephew; Sandra Bissman, great niece; Gloria Bailey, great niece; David Wilson, nephew; John Wilson, nephew; Ted Parsell, American Legion; and William Simpson, Potter County Veterans Affairs.
                  


Bills Supporting Ambulance Companies Advance
        
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Working to address the financial crisis facing our ambulance companies, the House advanced two bills this week that would boost funding for the life-saving services.

On Tuesday, the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee approved legislation I sponsored to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates, which haven’t been adjusted since 2004 and are about 200 percent below Medicare and commercial insurance reimbursement rates.

House Bill 699 would increase reimbursement for Advanced Life Support (ALS) from $200 to not less than $300 and for Basic Life Support (BLS) from $120 to not less than $180. While the increased rates still would not cover actual costs, it would be a significant step in the right direction. The bill now goes to the full House for consideration.

On Wednesday, the full House gave unanimous approval to legislation to ensure ambulance companies would be reimbursed for providing medical treatment, even if the patient is not transported to a hospital.

Under current law, EMS agencies can only be reimbursed by insurance companies if they transport the patient, even though time is spent, supplies are used and services are provided regardless of whether a transport takes place. This is a significant contributor to the financial challenges facing ambulance companies.

House Bill 1013 would allow for reimbursement when transport does not take place as long as the following conditions are met: The Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit must be dispatched by a county 911 center, and the EMS provider must have rendered care even though the transport was declined.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.
                  
         
REAL ID Bill Aims to Ensure Pennsylvanians’ Access to Flights, Federal Buildings Continues

Pennsylvanians would not have to purchase identification that complies with the federal REAL ID Act under legislation on its way to the governor’s desk.

Under Senate Bill 133, residents would be able to choose between a REAL ID or a standard driver’s license or photo ID. Residents who choose the standard form of identification would have to have a passport or other REAL ID-compliant identification to board an airplane or enter a federal building once the new system is in place.

It is not yet clear how long it will take to fully implement REAL ID in Pennsylvania, so the Commonwealth will be requesting an extension from the federal government. Assuming the extension is granted, Pennsylvanians will be able to continue using their current form of state-issued identification to board airplanes or enter federal buildings until the new system is in place.

Offering residents a choice allows Pennsylvania to comply with the requirements of federal law while also avoiding unnecessary burdens on taxpayers who would face higher costs for the new form of identification. Gov. Tom Wolf has indicated he will sign the bill.
                  
         
Never Forget Their Sacrifice

This Monday is Memorial Day – a day to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. Without their willingness to sacrifice their own lives for the protection of their fellow citizens, our nation and the world, we would not enjoy the freedoms we do today.

These words from President Ronald Reagan are especially meaningful in today’s world: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We did not pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
                  

 
Traveling Over Memorial Day? Check Traffic Conditions on 511PA.com

Travelers can log onto www.511PA.com to check current traffic impacts from construction, traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. The service is free and available 24 hours a day.

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.

Travelers are always reminded to buckle up, put their phones away and stay sober when behind the wheel.

In other PennDOT news, driver license and photo centers will be closed Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, for the holiday. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.
                              
         
 
Fish for Free On Sunday!

On Sunday, May 28, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will host a Fish for Free day to allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on all Pennsylvania waterways. No license is required, but all other fishing regulations will still apply.

This is the first of two dates set by the PFBC to enhance fishing opportunities. The next day is Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4. This is a great way to expose the next generation of anglers to the outdoors. Find more information here.

DEP to Hold Public Comment Period and Hearings on Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project Permit Applications

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will open a comment period on May 27, 2017 and hold four public hearings for feedback on the earth disturbance (Chp. 102) and waterway and wetland encroachment (Chp.105) permit applications submitted by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC for the proposed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project.

The proposed pipeline would run through northeast and central Pennsylvania and would connect natural gas-producing regions in northeastern Pennsylvania to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern states. The pipeline project is proposed to run through Clinton, Columbia, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.

"We want to provide the public, especially those living near the pipeline route, with the opportunity to review permit applications and provide thoughtful, critical, and constructive feedback to aid in our technical review," said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “DEP is committed to an open and transparent review process and takes public input very seriously as we review the permit applications.”

A technical review is being conducted by department engineers and biologists to ensure the applications meet applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

The hearings will focus on the applications submitted for Chapter 105 Water Obstruction and Encroachments and Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit for Earth Disturbance Associated with Oil and Gas activities. These permits are required for proposed activities located in, along, across or projecting into a watercourse, floodway or body of water, including wetlands and for earth disturbances associated with oil and gas exploration, production, processing or treatment operations or transmission facilities when earth disturbance is five acres or greater.

The hearing details are as follows:
• Monday, June 12, 2017 — Tunkhannock Middle School Auditorium, Tunkhannock Middle School, 200 Franklin Avenue, Tunkhannock PA 18657, 6-9pm

• Monday, June 12, 2017 — Max Smith Auditorium, Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601, 6-9pm

• Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — Bloomsburg High School Auditorium, Bloomsburg High School, 1200 Railroad St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, 6-9pm

• Wednesday, June 14, 2017 — Lutz Hall, Lebanon Valley College, 101 College Ave, Annville, PA 17003, 6-9pm

To register for a hearing please contact:

• Megan Lehman, North-Central Regional Office, (570) 327-3659, meglehman@pa.gov (Hearing Locations: Lancaster Farm and Home Center, Bloomsburg High School, Lebanon Valley College)
• Colleen Connolly, Northeast Regional Office, (570) 826-2035, coconolly@pa.gov (Hearing Location: Tunkhannock Middle School)

The notices for the eight Chapter 105 applications and the one Chapter 102 Notice of Intent (NOI) will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on Saturday, May 27. DEP will accept written comments on the Chapter 105 Water Obstruction and Encroachment permit applications and Chapter 102 NOI through Monday, June 26, 2017.

To enable the public to readily review the revised applications and responses to technical deficiencies the DEP has posted a copy of the application material to its webpage. This information can be found at http://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/ProgramIntegration/Pennsylvania-Pipeline-Portal/Pages/Atlantic-Sunrise.aspx

Comments on the applications and NOI can be emailed or sent via postal mail to the following addresses:

Counties: Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland and Columbia
Department of Environmental Protection
North-Central Regional Office
Waterways and Wetlands Program
208 W. 3rd Street, Suite 101
Williamsport, PA 17701
RA-EPWW-NCRO@PA.GOV

Counties: Schuylkill, Luzerne, Wyoming and Susquehanna
PA Department of Environmental Protection
Northeast Regional Office
Waterways and Wetlands Program
2 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
RA-EPWW-NERO@PA.GOV

Dale R. Witherell, 85, of Warren, PA

Dale Witherell

Dale R. Witherell, 85, of Warren, PA, died peacefully Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Kinzua Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Warren, PA, after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. 

He was born on January 2, 1932 in Sharon, PA. Dale was the son of Charles Witherell and Betty Walter Witherell. 

He was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1950 graduate of Warren High School. 

Dale was employed as a purchasing agent with the former Struthers Wells Corporation for many years and retired from Lorangers. 

He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he had served as a former Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of Warren Shrine Club and Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge #726. He had served as the former Chairman of the Board of Directors with Warren County Housing Authority. 

Dale enjoyed visiting and feeding the Elk at George Yaegle’s home. He is remembered by his wife, daughter and granddaughters as being a loving, caring, devoted husband, dad and grandpa.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Slocum Witherell whom he married September 3, 1955 in Limestone, N.Y., his daughter, Melissa Shanshala and husband, Michael, two Granddaughters – Rachael and Sandra Shanshala all of Indiana, PA., several nieces and nephews, his granddog, Lucky.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 3 to 6 P.M. where members of the Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge will conducted their funeral ritual at 3:45 P.M. and further visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 10 to 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, PA., followed by a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Dr. Mark Hecht, Pastor and Rev. Jon Swart, Associate Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Alzheimer’s Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 110 W. 10th Street, Erie, PA., 16501. 

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

William R. "Ron" Hollenbeck, 82, of Derrick Road, Bradford, PA

William R. "Ron" Hollenbeck

William R. "Ron" Hollenbeck, 82, of Derrick Road, Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Pavilion @ BRMC.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday May 28, 2017, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 33 South Ave., and again from Noon to 1:00pm on Monday, at 1:00pm funeral services will be held with Rev. Rob Klouw, co-pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

A complete obituary will be available on Saturday.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Penny Lane

At 2:28 PM on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Penny Lane for a medical emergency.

Scammers Impersonating Local Oil Company

Jim,
We got an Email from a Frank Saldana purporting to be from Shorts Oil Company with some kind of remittance form on PDF. He used their address and partial phone number but we do not do business on-line and haven't ordered anything lately so my husband called the company and she said it was not them and several others had called her about it. This is especially bad because the person has an actual yahoo Email so it comes right into the Inbox. Thought maybe you should know about it because I know there are probably people who would automatically log into whatever it is and get hooked. 

What happens is - if you are able to open the PDF you are asked for your Email and password and then your phone number; but, even if you don't do the phone and get out of the site, someone tries to access your account. Luckily one like Google is secure enough to notice something wrong. I hate to think what might happen to someone who went past the phone number window!

USDA Encourages the Use of Food Thermometers to be Food Safe this Summer

Summer is a time for family vacations, backyard barbeques and plenty of outdoor activities with food as the centerpiece. But before those steaks and burgers go on the grill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to remind consumers to keep their family and themselves safe from foodborne illness by using a food thermometer to ensure meat and poultry is cooked to the correct internal temperature. Read more....

Wellsville N.Y. Police Department Police Blotter

Thursday May 25, 2017

Eric J. Russo
Wellsville Police arrested Eric J. Russo, age 41, of Wellsville, charging him with Assault 2nd (Class D Felony), Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Circulation and Criminal Mischief 4th. The charges stem from an incident that took place on South Brooklyn Avenue in the Village. 

Russo was processed and arraigned before Associate Wellsville Village Judge Shaun Walsh. Russo was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $1,000.00 cash bail or $2,000.00 property bond. Russo is due back in Wellsville Village Court on June 20th at 4:30 pm. (Photo Provided)


Wednesday May 24, 2017

Wellsville Police arrested Devon J. Hamilton, age 21, of Wellsville, charging him with Petit Larceny. The charge stems from an incident that took place at Kmart in Wellsville. Hamilton was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Judge Chris O’Connor. Hamilton was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $1,000.00 cash bail. Hamilton is due back in Wellsville Village Court on June 20th at 4:30 pm.

Roulette Firefighters Training On New Engine

Roulette Chemical Engine #1 added 10 new photos — at Roulette Volunteer Fire Company.

Potter County Farmers' Market opens tomorrow (Friday, May 26)From 1 to 5 In Coudersport, PA


Potter County Farmers' Market opens tomorrow (Friday, May 26) and growers and artisans are hopeful the showers will be few and far between during our first afternoon of the season.

The market is located at the corner of North East and East Second Streets (Rt. 6 east), just beyond the construction zone in downtown Coudersport. There is parking adjacent to the market. Hours are 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. No earlybirds, please!

Vendors expected this week include:

Metzger Heritage Farm: Tomato and pepper plants, greens, turnips, radishes, chard, kale and more. All USDA Certified Organic.

McKeone Nursery: Mushrooms, greens, onions along with trees, bushes and mushroom kits.

Card Creek Bakery: Assorted breads and baked goods.

Card Creek Winery: Locally-crafted fruit wines.

Grass Roots Creamery: CARE dairy signup and pickup. Non-GMO eggs.

Alpaca Creations: Fiber, handmade knitted items.

Ross Glen Studios: Rhubarb, stained glass, pottery.

Barbara's Creations: Handmade items created from recycled woolens.

Mahlon Davenport: Wood turnings including bowls and pens; rhubarb.

Imagine Peace Pottery: Pottery (depending on weather).

Joanie's Apiary: Honey, comb honey, bees wax candles.

Olga's Gallery and Bistro: Pulled pork sandwiches, slaw, potato salad, tea, coffee; art by Olga including postcards, magnets, etc.

New vendors are expected to join this season and longtime farm vendors Wooleylot Farm, Miles Farm Produce and Granny's Corner are expected to participate as the season progresses.

Folks interested in participating as vendors should email metzgerfarm@gmail.com for additional information about guidelines.

The McKean County Chapter of PA Cleanways sponsoring two special collection events.

Collections for Electronics and Tire Disposal

The Electronic Recycling Event will be held Friday, June 23, 2017 from 10AM to 2PM.
The event is open to all residents. It will take place at the Bradford Public Works Barn, 112 Holley Ave., Bradford, PA. The event is very busy, so be patient and expect to wait in line until your car can be unloaded by staff. Only ONE TV per carload is allowed. There are small fees for some items: Freon containing devices (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.) are $15 each; fluorescent bulbs are $1 each; and a fee will be charged for damaged tube TVs. No medical equipment, VHS tapes, or batteries will be accepted. All Other Items Are FREE.

If you have answering machines, copiers, duplicators, electric typewriters, fax machines, hard drives, mobile phones, pagers, printers, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones and equipment, computers, testing equipment, VCR’s, satellite receivers, etc. to dispose of, here is your chance!

The Tire Collection will be held on Sat. July 22, 2017 at the Smethport Borough Sheds on Route 6 from 8 am until noon. Car tires will be accepted for $1.25 per tire and truck tires will be accepted for $2.50 per tire. Tires can have rims on or off. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by July 14 and can be made at the McKean County Conservation District Office,17137 Route 6, Smethport, PA 16749. Please make all checks payable to “Keep PA Beautiful”.

This program is made possible through a grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection Household Hazardous Waste Program.

For information on either event contact the McKean County Conservation District at 814-887-4001, or email Recycling Director Justin Lund at jtlund@mckeancountypa.org

Bradford Dispatched For Crash In Front of McDonalds On Main Street

At 1:02 PM on Thursday, Bradford Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash in front of McDonalds on Main Street. One person is reporting neck & back pain. The other driver says he is not injured.

Roulette Dispatched To Rt. 6 For Traffic Control

At 12:52 PM on Thursday, Roulette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Route 6 near the Gravel Pit for traffic control. Non-emergency response. 
A disabled tractor-trailer is in the roadway on Bilek's curve.

Memorial Day weekend hours for S. W. Smith Library in Port Allegany

In honor of the Memorial Day holiday the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library will be closing at 1pm on Saturday May 27 and will be closed all day Monday May 29, 2017. 

The library's e-books are always accessible on OverDrive!: https://b2gsdl.overdrive.com/

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Young Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-17 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Young Twp, Indiana county. 78.57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by t..
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PA Permit Violation Issued to Cameron Energy Co in Sheffield Twp, Warren County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-22 to Cameron Energy Co in Sheffield Twp, Warren county. 78.53 - EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL - Operator failed to design, implement and maintain best management practices and an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, during and after earthmoving or soil disturbing acti..
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PA Permit Violation Issued to Cameron Energy Co in Sheffield Twp, Warren County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-22 to Cameron Energy Co in Sheffield Twp, Warren county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued ..
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Wellsville Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 417

At 12:17 PM on Thursday, Wellsville Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 417 & County Road 18 for a two vehicle crash.

Potter County Farmers Market Kicks Off Friday

May 25th, 2017



Potter County Today

The Potter County Commissioners have once again approved the use of the lot across from the jail for the Potter County Farmers Market, which returns on Friday, May 26, from 1-5 pm with ambitious plans for its four-month run. Upwards of a dozen vendors are signed up to sell locally produced fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams, jellies, maple products, alpaca products, trees, vines, plants and craft items.

New this year on some Fridays will be cooking demonstrations and nutrition programs presented by Penn State Extension’s Laurie Maletto, live music, a sales booth and exhibit by the Northcentral Pa. Beekeepers Assn., and occasional agricultural-related presentations by local 4-H members.

The market has enabled producers to work together to overcome expensive and time-consuming challenges such as marketing. While consumer interest in local foods has increased in recent years, many are still not aware of the availability of naturally grown and organic produce in the area. Organizers are out to change that. Women, Infants, Children vouchers and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks are accepted. Any interested farmer is encouraged to call 814-274-8004 for additional information.

Heroes’ Welcome For Healing Waters Veterans


May 25th, 2017
Potter County Today

A rousing reception organized by the Potter County Veterans Service Committee welcomed about a dozen military veterans and their motorcycle escort through Potter County for the tenth annual Project Healing Waters gathering. 

County employees turned out in force and the committee also provided flags for citizens to wave as the vets passed through town. They were joined by other area veterans riding in an Area Transportation Authority bus to show their support for the special guests. 

The procession continued through the parking lots of Sweden Valley Manor and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital before a brief stop at American Legion Post 192. It then progressed through Austin to Moore’s Run Fish and Game Preserve. 

Project Healing Waters is sponsored by the God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers. Goal is to aid in the veterans’ physical and emotional recovery through fly fishing and fly tying. All activities, services and equipment are provided at no cost, including equipment that accommodates special needs.

Bradford Dispatched To Rear End Crash On Jackson Avenue

At 11:03 AM on Thursday, Bradford Fire & EMS dispatched to a rear end collision on Jackson Avenue. Reporting possible one minor injury.

Port Allegany Youth Counselors sponsoring Darien Lake trip again this year

Port Allegany Youth Counselors will be sponsoring the year-end Darien Lake trip again this year for students currently in grades 7-12 on Monday, June 12th. Buses will depart the High School parking lot at 8 am and return around 6:30-7 pm. Tickets are $25 each and sign-ups will be held during homeroom time in Mrs. Daniels classroom for the last two days of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Rush at (814) 598-8621.

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Brady Twp, Clearfield County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-19 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Brady Twp, Clearfield county. 78.73(b) - GENERAL PROVISION FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION - Operator failed to prevent gas, oil, brine, completion and servicing fluids, and any other fluids or materials from below the casing seat from entering fresh groundwater, and prevent po..
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Shinglehouse Dispatched For Pole Fire On Honeoye Street

At 9:14 AM on Thursday, Shinglehouse Fire Department has been dispatched to a pole fire in front of 117 Honeoye Street.

RECALLS

Hail Merry Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Labeling Error

05/24/2017 05:40 PM EDT
Hail Merry LLC, a plant-based snack food company, voluntarily recalls its Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6 from the market due to a labeling error. The products contain cashews as listed on the "Ingredients" label, however the "Contains" allergen warning statement does not specifically identify "cashews."

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Coudersport Consistory Donates To Coudersport Area Pool Fund

Jerry Bish of the Coudersport Consistory Presents a check 
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Schott Associates Eye Care Seeking Associates To Fill Openings

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