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Friday, January 18, 2019

Food assistance for federal workers

God’s food pantry will give food assistance for any federal worker during this government shutdown. 
All that is needed is proof of working for the federal government and we will be more then happy to help meet your needs. 
Our hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 – 1:30.


God’s food pantry
Ministry of the Alliance Church

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler



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Headline Harrisburg
Friday, January 18, 2019
The latest news from the State Capitol 

This email includes:
  • Rough Seas Ahead
  • Attention Veterans
  • Protecting Your Rights
  • Holiday Weekend Closings
  • Radon – Is Your Home Safe?
  • Increasing Access to Life-Saving Medication
 

Preparing for Weekend Weather


Harsh winter weather is in the forecast for the next several days. In preparation for the upcoming storm, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) offers some commonsense tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe on the roads and in your homes during winter weather emergencies.

Please click here for the details.



Also, if you must travel, please visit www.511pa.com for the latest road conditions.
 

Way to go Elkers!


On Friday, Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson and I traveled to Ridgway Area High School to congratulate students, teachers and administrators on being one of 17 Pennsylvania schools to earn Blue Ribbon status from the United States Department of Education.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
 

Attention Veterans


The new year is a good time for veterans to review their benefits with a professional to ensure they are receiving all they have earned through their service and sacrifice.

This month, a representative from the Pennsylvania American Legion will visit my DuBois district office this Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a great opportunity for the men and women who serve or have served our country to check out programs and benefits that may be available to them.

You do not need to be an American Legion member to take advantage of this service.
 

Protecting Your Rights


On Wednesday, I co-authored a letter to Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale requesting a special audit of the implementation of PICS, the Pennsylvania Instant Checks System which provides instant access to background records on an individual to determine if the person is eligible to acquire a firearm or a license to carry a firearm.

My concerns are with the way the PICS system is operating.

Please click here or on the letter to bring up a larger version that is easier for viewing.
 

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday


All PennDOT driver license and photo centers, including the full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed this Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

My district offices and Harrisburg office will also be closed during the same time period.
 

Radon – Is Your Home Safe?


An estimated 40 percent of Pennsylvania homes have higher levels of radon than national safety standards, due to the state’s geology. However, residents can perform a simple test to detect this gas, which is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks and enters homes through cracks in the foundation or other openings. High levels of radon tend to be found in basements, but the gas can be found anywhere in the home.

Winter is a good time to test for radon, because doors and windows are generally closed, providing more accurate results. Simple radon test kits are inexpensive and available at home improvement and hardware stores.

January is National Radon Action Month. Please click here for more information.
 

Increasing Access to Life-Saving Medication


As the spring semester gets underway at colleges and universities across the state, students with known or unknown food allergies could have an extra layer of protection in the event of an allergic reaction.

Act 93 of 2018 authorizes colleges and universities to have non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors on hand in case of an emergency. The law also applies to law enforcement agencies, summer camps, restaurants, amusement parks, sports facilities and other facilities to carry non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors.

With food allergies becoming more prevalent in our society, increasing access to life-saving medication is more important than ever.

Experts estimate 1 in 13 children in the United States have food allergies and allergic reactions result in 90,000 emergency room visits and approximately 1,500 deaths annually.

RECALLS

Johnsonville, LLC Recalls Raw Ground Frozen Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Flavored Pork Patty Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Johnsonville, LLC, a Sheboygan Falls, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 48,371 pounds of raw ground pork patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically black rubber. Read more....

Pennsylvania Preparing Aggressive Statewide Response in Advance of Weekend Storm

Harrisburg, PA – With an intense winter storm expected to bring heavy snow, high winds, sleet and freezing rain across the state through this weekend, Governor Tom Wolf today signed a state of emergency declaration to allow for increased assistance with storm-related needs. The commonwealth also will impose speed restrictions and a ban on all commercial traffic, including buses on most interstates and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

State officials urge motorists to use caution during the storm, postpone travel if possible, reduce speeds and be aware of the potential for rapidly changing weather and roadway conditions.
The commercial vehicle ban will be in place between noon Saturday and noon Sunday on all interstates and the Turnpike, except for Interstate 95 in southeastern Pennsylvania. The ban will also be imposed on the U.S. 22 expressway in the Lehigh Valley and the Pennsylvania Route 33 expressway in Northampton and Monroe counties. See a map of restricted roadways.

“We want to be aggressive in managing this storm, during which snowfall rates could exceed one to two inches per hour,” Governor Wolf said. “Our top concern is the safety of residents. If you do not have to travel during the storm, please avoid it. Please heed warnings from emergency responders and personnel, and remember to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly.” See more......

Let’s Talk Business

The Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides entrepreneurs and business owners with education, information, tools and resources to start and grow businesses. Whether you are looking to start a business or own a business, the SBDC is right here in your neighborhood, offering business consulting services at no cost.

The consulting services focus on providing guidance, information, advice and resources that are needed to manage and grow your business. Services include: financial analysis, QuickBooks assistance, market research, business plan development, compliance, and SEO review. Through the SBDC you will have access to information from industry leading databases and research tools to help you develop and maintain a competitive edge. In addition, we offer a variety of online resources matched with a strong referral and partner network to help businesses thrive.

Corry Riley, SBDC business consultant, will be available on February 13, 2019 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Education Council. Walk-ins are welcome, however, appointments are recommended. Contact the Clarion SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or via email to amarshall@clarion.edu.

Roulette Township Supervisors To Discuss Water/Sewer System Sale With Aqua By Phone At Meeting

Roulette Township
36 mins ·

Roulette Residents during the special meeting on January 24, 2019 starting at 6 pm the supervisors will be talking to Aqua via speaker phone. The phone call will not be the first thing on the agenda it will be the last thing they do. 

We are informing you so that you can be present when we call them. There still will not be an offer on the table it is mostly discussion.

Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party at PA Lumber Museum Cancelled

Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party at PA Lumber Museum scheduled for this Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9 Pm is now cancelled due to the impending winter storm.

West Penn Power is closely monitoring a severe winter weather event

Coudersport Borough

Public Information from West Penn Power - West Penn Power is closely monitoring a severe winter weather event expected to impact our service territory this weekend. Snow accumulation, freezing rain & ice, along with wind gusts are the primary threats.Our storm responders are prepared to activate should outages or electrical emergencies occur because of this winter storm event.

Homes or businesses experiencing power outages should (always) make a report by calling the customer contact center outage line: 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

Life & Limb emergencies such as an electrical contact or entrapment, should be reported directly to the County 9-1-1 operators, who are trained to assess and contact the electric company to respond.

Worship services and Sunday School cancelled at Galeton Presbyterian Church on Sunday

Worship services and Sunday School will be cancelled at the Galeton Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 20 because of the predicted winter storm.

See everyone next week.

East Fork Sportsmen -- breakfast and meeting Sunday cancelled

Wharton Township -- East Fork Sportsmen -- breakfast and meeting Sunday cancelled due to 16" of snow forecast

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service State College PA
445 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019


Warren-McKean-Potter-Elk-Cameron-Northern Clinton-Tioga-Northern Lycoming-Sullivan-Southern Clinton-Southern Lycoming
445 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 4 PM EST
SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to
15 inches are expected.

* WHERE...North-central Pennsylvania to the north of I-80.

* WHEN...Snow starting Saturday afternoon becoming heavy at times
through Saturday night. Snow ending Sunday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Gusty winds 25-35 mph on Sunday will cause
significant blowing and drifting snow. Temperatures will drop
into the single digits Sunday afternoon with dangerous wind
chills expected Sunday night into Monday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania
Turnpike Commission strongly encourage motorists to heed all
travel restrictions and delay unnecessary travel. Visit
www.511pa.com for the latest travel, roadway and traffic
conditions.

PUC Urges Residents to “Prepare Now” as Winter Storm Harper Approaches

Reminds Residents to Report Outages and Consider Safety


January 18, 2019

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) offered tips to residents as Winter Storm Harper approaches the Commonwealth as part of its ongoing Prepare Now utility awareness campaign.

“The combination of snow, ice, high winds and bitter cold temperatures has the potential to disrupt utility service,” said PUC Chairman Gladys M. Brown. “Time spent on planning and preparing before a storm can go a long way toward keeping yourself and your family safe when severe weather hits.”

The Commission also highlighted a short video highlighting storm outage heating safety tips, available on the PUC YouTube channel.

During storm emergencies, the PUC continuously monitors utility issues and works closely with the Governor’s Office and the other state agencies involved in Pennsylvania’s coordinated storm response. Across the state, there is extensive behind-the-scenes work when storms are forecast, focused on quickly addressing problems and restoring service as rapidly as possible. Utilities are putting their severe weather plans into motion; crews and equipment are being positioned for quick response to outages; and communication with emergency management coordinators is enhanced.

The Commission also encourages residents to monitor storm forecasts and official information as this storm approaches, and to take steps to safeguard themselves and their families before, during and after any severe weather.

Pre-Storm tips:

Write down, print or save toll-free outage hotlines for your electric utility and/or your natural gas utility, which are listed on your monthly bills and posted on the PUC website.
Save the website address for your utility’s outage reporting system, which can provide updates on repair and restoration efforts. Those electric utility outage sites and natural gas company websites are available on the PUC website.
Keep cell phones charged, so you can contact your utility, other emergency services and family members during any power outage.
Secure necessary food, medicine and other supplies, including batteries for flashlights.

Should you lose power during a storm, consider the following:

Call your utility hotline to report outages - Do not assume that the utility already knows about your outage or that others have already called.
Stay away from objects or puddles in contact with downed power lines.
Do NOT touch or approach any fallen lines.
Do NOT try to remove trees or limbs from power lines.
Do NOT call 9-1-1 to report power outages. Those calls take dispatchers away from other emergencies and can also slow a storm response because you're not talking directly to the utility.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you have a downed power line or another hazardous situation, call 9-1-1 and then contact your utility.

Tips to help stay safe until power is restored:

Use flashlights or battery-operated lanterns for emergency lighting. Do not use candles or other potential fire hazards.
If you use a generator, do NOT run it inside a home or garage. Also, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator, not your home's electrical system, which could shock or injure utility crews working on nearby power lines. Additional generator tips are available here.
Turn off lights and electrical appliances (except for the refrigerator and freezer). When power comes back on, it may come back with momentary "surges" or "spikes" that can damage equipment.
After you turn the lights off, turn one lamp on so you will know when power is restored. Wait at least 15 minutes after power is restored before turning on other appliances.
Check on elderly neighbors and those with special needs who might need additional assistance.

Consumers using natural gas appliances can also be impacted by storms:

Electric power outages can affect gas furnaces and other appliances. If they do not function properly when power is restored, call a professional for service.
If you smell natural gas, get everyone out of the building immediately.
Leave the door open and do NOT use phones, switch lights or turn appliances on or off, or take any other action while inside the building.
After you are safely outside, call 9-1-1 from your cell phone or neighbor’s home.

In addition to storm safety, the PUC’s Prepare Now campaign focuses on educating consumers about the availability of low-income programs; increasing consumer awareness of ways to reduce winter heating costs; educating consumers on energy conservation; encouraging consumers to check electric and natural gas bills and supplier contracts; and informing customers about PAPowerSwitch.com and PAGasSwitch.com as resources to shop for energy suppliers and learn more about efficiency and conservation measures.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

Bona taps 30-year-old Connie Perkins to build nursing program

By Dan Miner – Reporter,
 Buffalo Business First

Connie Perkins always figured she would end up doing something like building a collegiate program.

She just didn’t think the opportunity would come so soon.

The 30-year-old was tapped by St. Bonaventure University in July to develop its first undergraduate nursing degrees.

The initiative is part of a push to make St. Bonaventure a much bigger player in health sciences education.

The private college in Cattaraugus County founded its School of Health Professions in 2016 and now offers two undergraduate majors — health science and public health — with others under development.

Perkins lives just over the border in Shinglehouse, Pa. She has been a registered nurse at UPMC Cole in Coudersport, Pa., since 2010 and was also working as an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford when she got the St. Bonaventure job. Read more....

Coudersport Ambulance To Car Wash

At 9:55 AM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to the car wash on Rt. 6 West for a patient with seizures.

Hilltop Fire Dept. Dispatched For Vehicle In Ditch

At 9:50 AM on Friday, Hilltop Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 2954 Rt. 66 for a vehicle into the ditch with no injuries.

Bradford Dispatched For one vehicle crash on Rt. 219

At 8:58 AM on Friday, Bradford Fire Dept. dispatched to one vehicle crash on Rt. 219 Northbound near Elm Street exit sign. Ambulance & traffic control is requested.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Union Street

At 8:34 AM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to 215 North Union Street for a patient with a hemorrhage.

WINTER OUTINGS ARE ON JAN. 20, 24, 26 & 27, 2019

The Mansfield University Kayak Club is inviting adults and children, swimmers and non-swimmers to try kayaking in the heated indoor pool at Decker Gymnasium. All equipment is provided free.


Winter Outings in Tioga and Potter counties continue with one-hour runs on Thursdays; mountain or snow bike rides on Sundays; a Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party; a winter hiking adventure; lumber camp outdoor activities; a snowshoe or regular hike and sledding; and kayaking indoors.

Mountain and Snow Bike Ride is This Sunday, Jan. 20 at Asaph
On Sundays, Jan. 20 and 27, Oswald Cycle Works is sponsoring Mountain and Snow Bike Rides starting at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Appalachian Research Branch at 176 Straight Run Road in Asaph, Shippen Township, eight miles west of Wellsboro. For weekly updates on equipment and clothing requirements based on weather conditions, contact Tom Oswald at 570-662-3097 or tom@oswaldcycleworks.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/OswalCycleWorks/.

Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party is This Sunday, Jan. 20
The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is hosting a Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party from 9 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 20 until 1 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. Located 11 miles midway between Galeton and Coudersport on Route 6, the museum's GPS address is: 5660 US Route 6, Ulysses, PA 16948. During a total lunar eclipse, the sun, earth and moon are exactly or very closely aligned. Being presented indoors will be "Modeling the Phases of the Moon" at 9 p.m.; "Getting Started in Nightscape Photography" at 9:30 p.m.; "Myths and Legends of the Night Sky" at 10 p.m. and "The Lunar Eclipse Through History" at 10:30 p.m. With favorable viewing conditions, the eclipse will be noticeable around 10:30 p.m. and be a total eclipse by 11:40 p.m. and last for about an hour. Telescopes will be set up outside the museum. Snacks and warm beverages will be available for purchase, such as “s'mores kits” to toast over a campfire. If viewing conditions are unfavorable, the party will end at 11 p.m. after the four free programs. Admission is free to the museum and the Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party; donations to the museum would be appreciated. If there is a major weather event, the viewing party will be canceled. For information, call (814) 435-2652.

Tyoga Running Club is Hosting Runs on Thursdays, Jan. 24 & 31 in Wellsboro
The Tyoga Running Club is holding free Thursday Night Runs open to the public on Jan. 24 and 31. Meet at the Packer Park parking lot behind the Wellsboro Senior Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro. The one-hour runs will begin promptly 6 p.m. no matter what the weather conditions. Wearing a headlamp is recommended. There are different pace groups with varying distances for runners of all ages and ability levels. For information, email run4trc@gmail.com or visit www.Facebook.com/tyogarunningclub.

Lyman Run Winter Adventure Hike is on Saturday, Jan. 26
At 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 leave the day use parking area at Lyman Run State Park near Galeton to go on a two-hour hike with outdoorsmen Chip Harrison and John Halter to explore several areas that are off the beaten path. This hike is considered moderate to difficult due to some climbing and off-trail travel. It will be a traditional hike if there is not enough snow and a snowshoe hike if there is. A limited number of snowshoes and snow traction devices will be available to use free. Those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it. Dress in layers and bring plenty of snacks and water. Trekking poles are optional depending on conditions. For information, call Harrison at (814) 435-2518.

Winter in the Lumber Camp on Saturday, Jan. 26 
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, outdoor activities will be at the lumber camp at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum midway between Galeton and Coudersport on Route 6 (GPS address: 5660 US Route 6, Ulysses, PA 16948). Bring a sled and slide down the hills or make a snowman and warm up with some hot beverages in the program room. If there is enough ice on the pond and snow, cross-country skis, snowshoes and ice skates will be provided and volunteer instructors will show beginners, both adults and children under adult supervision, how to use them. At 1 p.m., go on a short, guided hike or snowshoe hike on the Sustainable Forestry Trail. Instruction is free and equipment to use for these activities is free. Those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it. Museum admission and snacks are available for a nominal cost. For more information, call 1-814-435-2652.

Hike or Snowshoe and Go Sledding on Sunday Jan. 27 at Lake Nessmuk
Go sledding or on a guided hike or snowshoe hike from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Nessmuk Recreation Area on Route 287, one mile south of Wellsboro. If conditions allow, Tom Oliver, Tioga State Forest recreation forester, will lead visitors on the hike to explore the trails around Lake Nessmuk. The guided hike will begin at 1 p.m. in the parking area on the hill near the covered picnic pavilion overlooking the lake. Arrive by 12:30 p.m. to put on boots or snowshoes or, if conditions warrant, hiking traction devices. Those who have their own snowshoes should bring them. A limited number of snowshoes and hiking traction devices will be available for children and adults to borrow and use free. Youngsters who bring sleds, saucers, toboggans and tubes can go sledding down the hill behind the picnic pavilion if there is enough snow. For more information, call 570-724-2868.

Kayak Club Open House Is Indoors is Sunday, Jan. 27 at MU
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 the Mansfield University Kayak Club is hosting an open house in Decker Gymnasium. Children and adults, swimmers and non-swimmers are invited to try kayaking in MU's indoor warm water pool. A responsible adult must accompany a child. The adult does not have to get in the water. Those who plan to get in the pool should wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet and bring a towel. The club will provide kayaks, paddles and other equipment to use for free. For more information, call 570-724-4021.

FMI:
To learn more about all Winter Outings events, most of which are free, or for updates, trail conditions, directions and more, visit https://www.stepoutdoors.org or call 570-724-0300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga County PA.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CONCERT IS MONDAY, JAN. 21

 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 with a concert by seven choral groups in the Wellsboro High School Auditorium at 227 Nichols Street in Wellsboro. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Singing will be the Hamilton-Gibson Young Men and Women's Choir, the Wednesday Morning Musicales Chorus, the Wellsboro Women's Chorus, the Wellsboro Men's Chorus, the Wellsboro Area High School Dickens Choir, the Rock L. Butler Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Chorus and the First Presbyterian Church Choir of Wellsboro.

"Dr. King gave his life to help build bridges between races, cultures and differences," said Thomas Putnam, director of the Hamilton-Gibson Young Men's and Women's Choir. "Our choral celebration hopes to further that healthy bridging," Putnam added.

"I think it’s a good thing to reflect on the Civil Rights Movement," commented Diana Frazier, director of both the Wellsboro Women's Chorus and Wednesday Morning Musicales Chorus. "As a small community it’s nice to be able to come together and remember Dr. King’s message: 'All men are created equal,' which he took from our Declaration of Independence and incorporated into his iconic 'I Have a Dream” speech.'"

"This concert is wonderful and allows us to share our common ideals," said Christina Simonis, director of the Wellsboro Men's Chorus. "I am really thankful that Thomas (Putnam) organized it in 2018 and again this year."

Dr. King was an American Baptist minister, a nonviolent activist and the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4,1968. He led the fight against segregation to gain equal rights under United States law for African Americans.

Both houses of Congress passed the bill to establish Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 1983 and President Reagan signed it into law on Nov. 20 of that year. This federal holiday has been observed to mark King's birthday, his life and achievements on the third Monday of January each year since 1986.

The choristers from all participating choirs will sing "Dona Nobis Pacem" and "Let There Be Peace on Earth." Then, each choral group will sing the individual selections they chose to perform. Those songs include: "I Once Had A Dream," "Praise His Holy Name," "Land of the Free," “We Won’t Give Up,” “Deep River,” "River in Judea," "Walkin' to Jordan," "Guide My Feet," "I Will Be A Child Of Peace," “Seasons of Love," "Glory," "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and "Brave."

For information, call Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

Winter STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 4 PM EST SUNDAY,

WHAT,Heavy snow expected .Total snow accumulations of 12 to
15 inches are expected.
WHERE,North-central Pennsylvania to the north of I-80.
WHEN,Snow starting Saturday afternoon becoming heavy at times
through Saturday night .
Snow ending Sunday morning.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS,Travel will be very difficult to
impossible .
Gusty winds 25-35 mph on Sunday will cause
significant blowing and drifting snow .
Temperatures will drop
into the single digits Sunday afternoon with dangerous wind
chills expected Sunday night into Monday.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS,
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania
Turnpike Commission strongly encourage motorists to heed all
travel restrictions and delay unnecessary travel .
Visit
www.511.com for the latest travel, roadway and traffic
conditions.

Game Commission Reminds of Dangers in attempting to care for wildlife

In response to the incident that took place at Gifford Pinchot State Park, the Game Commission reminds the public that wildlife cannot be taken from the wild. Under Pennsylvania law, it is illegal to take or possess wildlife. These laws were put in place to protect both wildlife and humans.

On Saturday, Jan. 12, several deer were seen stuck in a partially-frozen lake at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Personnel from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Wellsville Fire Department and state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources assisted in rescuing at least three deer from the ice.

One of the deer was removed from the area by a member of the public. The Game Commission officials who were on the scene were not made aware of the deer’s whereabouts until pictures appeared on social media later that night. The deer died at the home of the individual on Sunday morning.

The situation remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed at this time.

“People want to help wildlife that appears to be in trouble, but what they often don’t realize is that when they attempt to intervene they are making the situation worse through putting the wild animal under significant stress,” said Matthew Schnupp, the Game Commission’s wildlife management director. “Leaving such an animal alone is the best, most-caring thing you can do for it.”



Proper Wildlife Rehabilitation

Only trained, wildlife rehabilitators, who are licensed by the Game Commission, are permitted to care for injured wildlife for the purposes of eventual release back into the wild. For those who find wildlife that truly is in need of assistance, a listing of licensed wildlife rehabilitators can be found on the Pennsylvania Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators website, www.pawr.com.

If you are unable to identify a wildlife rehabilitator in your area, contact the Game Commission region office that serves the county in which the animal is found so that you can be referred to the appropriate licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

The Game Commission urges Pennsylvanians to resist the urge to interfere with wildlife or remove any wild animal from its natural setting. Such contact can be harmful to both people and wildlife. Wild animals can lose their natural fear of humans, making it difficult, even impossible, for them to ever again live normally in the wild.

Wildlife that becomes habituated to humans also can pose a public-safety risk. A few years ago, a yearling, six-point buck attacked and severely injured two people. The investigation into the incident revealed that a neighboring family had illegally taken the deer into their home and fed it as a fawn, and they continued to feed the deer right up until the time of the attack.

Winter Storm Warning issued January 18 at 3:23AM EST until January 20 at 6:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SATURDAY TO 6 PM EST
SUNDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12
inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph.
* WHERE...Southern Erie and Wyoming counties and the western
Southern Tier.
* WHEN...From 10 AM Saturday to 6 PM EST Sunday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
impossible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce
visibility. The cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could
cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS: Widespread accumulating snow will create dangerous travel
conditions.
Submit snow reports through our website or social media.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer


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Capitol Update
Friday, January 18, 2019 The latest news from the State Capitol

Where are We Going? Three-County Planning Meeting Set for Wednesday

The county planning commissions of Cameron, McKean and Potter counties are holding an open house to discuss the future of the region on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Port Allegany High School Library.

Officials will share information on trends, issues and opportunities for the region and gather feedback on how to prioritize recommendations for the next 10 years.

You can also help in the planning process by taking part in an online survey available here.

The survey includes questions about residency, transportation, job issues and more.
 

Radon – Is Your Home Safe?



An estimated 40 percent of Pennsylvania homes have higher levels of radon than national safety standards, due to the state’s geology. However, residents can perform a simple test to detect this gas, which is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks and enters homes through cracks in the foundation or other openings. High levels of radon tend to be found in basements, but the gas can be found anywhere in the home.

Winter is a good time to test for radon, because doors and windows are generally closed, providing more accurate results. Simple radon test kits are inexpensive and available at home improvement and hardware stores.

January is national Radon Action Month. For more information on radon in the home, click here
 

Increasing Access to Life-Saving Medication

As the spring semester gets underway at colleges and universities across the state, students with known or unknown food allergies could have an extra layer of protection in the event of an allergic reaction.

Act 93 of 2018 authorizes colleges and universities to have non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors on hand in case of an emergency. The law also applies to law enforcement agencies, summer camps, restaurants, amusement parks, sports facilities and other facilities to carry non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors.

With food allergies becoming more prevalent in our society, increasing access to life-saving medication is more important than ever. Experts estimate 1 in 13 children in the United States have food allergies and allergic reactions result in 90,000 emergency room visits and approximately 1,500 deaths annually.
 

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

All PennDOT driver license and photo centers, including the full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.
 

Bradford Dispatched For Vehicle Crash

At 7:18 AM on Friday, Bradford Fire Dept. dispatched to a  vehicle crash on the Elm Street on-ramp. Caller reports no injuries. Roadway partially blocked. Fire Dept. cancelled by police.

Derrick City, Bradford Dispatched To Working Structure Fire

At 6:50 AM on Friday, Derrick City & Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to a working structure fire at 549 Bolivar Drive in Foster Township. Penelec has been called to the scene.
7:58 AM--Command terminated. Units returning.

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THINK ABOUT IT!!

Don’t Give Up
by
Pastor B.J. Knefley

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

Hebrews 12:1

Life takes on many twists and turns. Careers, relationships, and events have a habit of changing the direction of our life. Our plans can be foiled by the actions of others or our own. As hard as we might try, our life can easily get miss directed and off course. We can find ourselves in a place that we wonder, how we ever got there. Some just call it life and as much as we plan and prepare, it happens.

Having goals and direction is very important. But, we each can be so easily sidetracked by things in the moment. Not only do we get sidetracked but we often just give up. At the beginning of a new year many plan to do things differently. Perhaps they set goals and objectives only to find a few months into the New Year that they’ve already missed the mark. But rather than get back up and start again, they give up.

I was watching a college track meet and during the heat of the race one of the runners fell. One would think that this fall would have eliminated her from placing in the top three positions, but she did. In fact not only did she place in the top three, she won the race. In an interview later, the runner stated that she had her eye on the finish line and when she fell, she stayed upon that goal. Many would have been so discouraged by the fall that they would have given up, but she did not. She didn’t allow a set back to make her give up.

The key in life is not the possessing of the goal, but rather not giving up in our pursuit of it. If you’ve been sidelined because of an event, Don’t Give Up, get back up and start out again. Think about it.

One Man Volleyball At 3 Locations Starting Sunday, Januuary 20th At The Gold Church

Check out all that North Central Supply in Galeton, PA has to offer

 Winter hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00-4:00, Saturday..9:00-3:00
Located at 25 West Street, Galeton, PA

Northern Potter School District Seeking Full-Time Evening Custodian

UPMC Cole Positions Available In Skilled Nursinng & Rehab Dept.

Burkhouse On-Site Public Auction Saturday, January 19th On Clermont Road Near Mount Jewett, PA

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Sweden Valley Manor Seeking an Experienced STNA to Join Our Team

OTR And Local CDL Class A Drivers Needed At Buckler Transport

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Genesee Township Sets Meetings For 2019; Price Set for Garbage Stickers


Speaker Turzai Issues Statement on Death of His Chief of Staff,

Karen S. Coates, Esq.

HARRISBURG -- Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement on the death today of his chief of staff, Karen S. Coates, Esq.:

“We are devastated at the loss of our great friend and teammate who was an outstanding leader in state government, Karen Coates, the chief of staff of the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She was a person who broke glass ceilings, particularly as the first female to hold that position in the Commonwealth’s history. She always put her children first while balancing the immense responsibilities of managing a large staff and broad array of legislation.

“An attorney by training, Karen was intelligent, quick, strategic, savvy, straightforward and principled. She was also kind and respectful to all, humble and fun with a warm laugh. She was a role model and mentor to many on the House staff, as well as others. She was a natural leader and wise counselor. She personally resolved many legislative issues, helping to find solutions to move legislation forward on many significant policy fronts. We are indebted to her for her service to our team, the House and the Commonwealth. We will sadly miss her friendship.

“She cared deeply about her family, always dropping whatever was in front of her to talk to her daughter Caleigh and son Trey. She adored them and beamed talking about them. To them and her sister Andrea, brother Rick, mom Carmella, and companion Bob, we extend our love, support and prayers.

“Karen left us too soon. May she rest in peace with the good Lord.”

Perdue Foods LLC Recalls Simplysmart Organics Gluten Free Chicken Nugget Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Perdue Foods, LLC, a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood. Read more...

Galeton Borough Police Department Makes Arrests

Galeton Borough Police Department


December 12, 2018 ·

The Galeton Borough Police have made the following arrests on incidents that took place in the Galeton Borough.

Joseph Cumby of Roulette was arrested for an incident that took place in the Galeton Borough. He was charged with Theft by Deception and Bad Checks, Preliminary hearing has been set at District Court 55-4-03.

Richard Hillyard of Gaines was arrested by the Galeton Police and charged with Burglary and other related charges. The case has been held and forwarded to Court of Common Pleas in Coudersport.

Rev. M. Duane BURDICK, 71, of Harrison Valley, PA

Rev. M. Duane BURDICK

Rev. M. Duane BURDICK, 71, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. 

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

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

Norman A. (Chub) Rausch, Jr., age 87, formerly of 18 East Cardott St., Ridgway, PA

Norman A. (Chub) Rausch, Jr.

Norman A. (Chub) Rausch, Jr., age 87, formerly of 18 East Cardott St., Ridgway, PA, died Wednesday morning, January 16, 2019, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. 

He was born November 6, 1931, in Tarentum, PA, son of the late Norman A. and Emily (Gazdik) Rausch, Sr. He married Shirley C. Melzer on February 11, 1956 in Tarentum, PA, she survives. 
Korean War Veteran

He resided in Ridgway for most of his life and was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church. Norman loved to play golf. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He had been employed by the Ridgway Area School District for 28 years.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley C. Rausch of Ridgway, 2 sons: Michael J. (Cindy) Rausch of Logan, OH and Jeffery A. (Shelia) Rausch of Charlotte, NC, 7 grandchildren: Karen, Elizabeth, Janice, Michelle, Linda, Leah, and Hannah, 8 great grandchildren, 1 sister Dorothy (Lowell) Peery of Logan, Oh, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral and Committal Services for Norman A. Rausch, Jr. will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 10:00 AM with Military Honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Officiating will be Kyle Eveland, Lay Minister of the Calvary Baptist Church in Lancaster, OH. Burial will be at Oakmont Cemetery. 

Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Monday from 5-8 PM. Memorials, if desired, can be made to Elk Haven Nursing Home or to Penn Highlands Community Nurses Hospice.

Celebrate Recovery Training Workshop Postponed Due to Weather

we postponed the CR training this Saturday to February 9th because of weather forecast I have attached an updated poster


Genesee & Ulysses Church Services Cancelled For Sunday Due To Weather

Due to the impending Winter Storm that's being forecasted for our area, the church service's and events for Genesee United Methodist Church in Genesee and the Ulysses United Methodist Church in Ulysses, are being cancelled for Sunday, January 20th.
Thank you 
Pastor Todd.

Special Olympics Sectionals Cancelled For This Weekend


Bradford Dispatched For Assault Victim on East Main Street

At 6:59 PM on Thursday, Bradford City Police and EMS have been dispatched to assist an assault victim on East Main Street.