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Thursday, June 21, 2018

7TH Annual SSG Lawrence E. Kelly Memorial 5K

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance work schedule for the week of June 25 – June 29, 2018

Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of June 25 – June 29, 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 Repairs:
● State Routes: Various State Routes throughout the County

Bridge Repairs:
● State Route: 1006 (Rag Hill Road)
● State Route: 0049 (West of Ulysses)

Spray Patching:
● State Routes: Various State Routes in the Ulysses area           

Slide Repairs:
● State Route: 0144 (1/2 mile outside Galeton)
● State Route: 1013 (Bingham Center Road)

Crack Sealing:
● State Route: 2002 (West Branch)

Roadway Stabilization:
● State Route: 4017 (Sunny Side Road)

● State Route: 3003 (First Fork Road)

Cameron County 0240
Spray Patching:
● State Route: 0120 (Driftwood to Cameron)

Pipe Replacement:
● State Route: 4001 (Rich Valley)

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

● Glenn O Hawbaker: roadway improvement work on State Route 44 from Shinglehouse Borough to Coneville. Alternating traffic patterns with short delays possible.

● Glenn O Hawbaker: bridge repairs to begin on Oswayo Creek bridge near Millport on State Route 44. Temporary traffic signals, alternating traffic patterns and detours will be in place.

● Glenn O Hawbaker: roadway improvement work on State Route 155 in Shippen and Portage Townships, from Emporium to Potter County line. Alternating traffic patterns with short delays possible.

● Rylind Construction Company: bridge replacement on Moore Hill Road (SR 3001). Temporary traffic signals and lane closures will be in place.

● Public-Private Partnership with Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: bridge replacement on State Route 44 (Pine Hill Road) near village of Carter Camp in Abbott Township. Alternating traffic pattern with temporary traffic signals will be in place.

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

Grace Marie Krespan, also known as Penny, Rouse Home in Youngsville, PA

Grace Krespan

Grace Marie Krespan, also known as Penny to her friends, passed away peacefully at the Rouse Home in Youngsville, PA on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 where she had been a resident for over six years. 

She was born on April 6, 1925 in Johnstown, PA to John Charles and Iona Marie Pudliner. 

Following the sudden death of her father two years later, her mother married Carl Roosevelt Penrod, who adopted Grace. 

She was a graduate of Southmont High School and the Montefiore Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA. She married Lawrence Wesley Krespan on July 25, 1947 at the First Brethren Church, Johnstown, PA. 

Grace is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 70 years, Dr. Lawrence W. Krespan, daughters: Susan L. Mader (Clarence), Beth A. Burns, and sons: Lawrence P. Krespan (Linda) and Jon C. Krespan (Beth). She was also the loving grandmother of seven grandchildren: Bryan Mader (Melissa), Jennifer Rotz (Anthony), Jason Burns (Margaret), Ryan Burns (Kt), Nicole Olfini (Robert), Kyle Krespan and Erin Krespan and five great grandchildren: Carter Mader, Reece Mader, Jacob Burns, Ethan Burns and Gabriel Burns. She is also survived by her sister Bonnie Sue Penrod Harriman.

Grace was active in her church, First Presbyterian Church, Warren, PA, where she was a member for over fifty years. She served as an Elder, chaired the Sharing Place for five years, and was a member of the Mariners class for over fifty years. She also volunteered as a nurse at Warren General Hospital and as a private duty nurse. She belonged to the Lions and Lioness clubs and the Order of Amaranth. She served on Home Street School’s PTA and founded and co-chaired the special gift committee for personalized gifts and wrapping for Warren State Hospital patients for thirty-seven years.

Friends may call at the First Presbyterian Church parlors 300 Market Street, Warren, PA on Wednesday, June 27th from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Rebecca Taylor, Pastor, officiating. 

Donations can be made to the Sharing Place, the Lions Club or the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Coudersport Dispatched For Tree Down on Whitney Creek Road

At 3:10 PM on Thursday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to Whitney Creek Road for a tree down blocking the roadway.

Electronics Recycling Available Friday In E. Smethport

Area residents are eligible to participate in the next regional electronics recycling collection being conducted in East Smethport. 

Items will be accepted at the McKean County Fairgrounds from 10 am to 2 pm on Friday, June 22. 

Electronic items are difficult to get rid of anywhere in Pennsylvania. Many have heavy metals and other components which are hazardous when placed in landfills. This event allows residents to responsibly dispose of their electronics. McKean County Conservation District and Pa. Cleanways of McKean County are sponsoring the recycling. 

Those bringing items to the site are advised that unloading will be conducted by staff. Only one TV per carload will be accepted. Freon-containing devices (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.) are $15; fluorescent bulbs, $1.00 each; and a fee will be charged for damaged tube TVs. No medical equipment, VHS tapes or batteries will be accepted. 

This is a chance for people to dispose of items such as 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, VCRs, satellite receivers, and other electronic items. For information, call 814-887-4001.

Now Health Group Inc. Recalls Select Now Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix Because of Possible Health Risk

NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is recalling its NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix – Product Code 7271, Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 – because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

Approximately 10,000 units of Zesty Sprouting Mix were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide since December 2017.  Read more...

Bridge Rehabilitation/Resurfacing Project on Route 6 in Charleston Township, Tioga County, Begins Next Week

Montoursville, PA – A bridge rehabilitation and resurfacing project on Route 6 in Charleston Township, Tioga County, is set to begin on Monday, June 25.

This work includes rehabilitating a bridge spanning a tributary to Charleston Creek, milling, widening, paving, drainage upgrades and new guide rail on approximately .75-mile section of roadway.

The work during the 2018 construction season involves the structure rehabilitation work. There may be alternating lane closures during daylight hours with flaggers providing traffic control.

Road widening and paving is scheduled for 2019 with one lane of traffic maintained in each direction through the work zone and short periods of single lane conditions.

This project is expected to be completed in September 2019.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., of State College is the prime contractor on this $3 million project.

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 860 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.

Roulette Ambulance To Fessenden Drive

At 1:45 PM on Thursday, Roulette Ambulance was dispatched to Fessenden Drive for a patient with syncope.

Occupant Rescued From Early Morning House Fire In Sabinsville

Photo courtesy Scott Fessenden
Crary Hose Company

On June 21, 2018 at 04:41, Crary Hose Company was dispatched automatic aid to 4890 Route 349 in Sabinsville for a structure fire. Engine 5-2 and Ladder 5-9 responded. 

The two-story wood frame dwelling was heavily involved with fire showing from the first and second floors. The fire was quickly darkened with a 2-1/2” line and within minutes Westfield and Clymer firefighters found and rescued one victim. 

Other companies responding were Chatham, Galeton, Harrison Valley and Valley Community Ambulance. Thank you to Elkland for standing by for us and assisting with loading hose. All units were in quarters at 08:00.

Clara Township Dumpster Day Saturday, June 23, 2018 Form 9 AM Until Noon

Reports Drilling Started

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

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2018-06-21 00:00:00 at site SWEDEN VALLEY 104-3HU in Summit Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2018-06-20 00:00:00 at site SWEDEN VALLEY 104-4HU in Summit Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2018-06-20 00:00:00 at site SWEDEN VALLEY 104-2HU in Summit Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2018-06-20 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2329 340HU 53090 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2018-06-20 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2329 339HU 53089 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2018-06-20 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2329 305HU 52802 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2018-06-20 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2329 304HU 52801 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co in Duncan Twp, Tioga County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-06-19 to Eqt Production Co in Duncan Twp, Tioga county. 78a57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect brine and other fluids produced during operation of the well in a tank, series of tanks, or other device approved by the Department for subsequent disposal or r..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Roulette Ambulance To Railroad Avenue

At 11:58 AM on Thursday, Roulette Avenue has been dispatched to Railroad Avenue for a link to life unknown medical.

Tioga & Nelson Dispatched To Dumpster Fire

At 11:18 AM on Thursday, Tioga & Nelson Fire Departments have been dispatched to a dumpster fire with exposures in Farmington Township at 263 Lost Lane Drive.
11:27 AM--Middlebury dispatched.


Come participate in hands-on activities revolving around the four pillars of STEM. Students will complete mini-science experiments, solve problems through the Engineering Design Process and learn the basics of coding with Osmo!

This free camp is intended for students entering grades 3 – 6, and is being held July 9 and July 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Austin Area School District. This free camp is made possible by generous donations made through EITC funds. For more information or to register, call the Education Council’s Port Allegany office at 814-545-1333 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org .

PUC Details $209 Million Distribution of Gas Drilling Impact Fees; Total Fee Distribution Now Tops $1.4 Billion

June 21, 2018---HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today posted detailed information about this year’s distribution of Impact Fees on natural gas producers, totaling $209,557,300, on the PUC’s interactive Act 13 website.

Over the past seven years, the PUC has collected and distributed more than $1.4 billion in Impact Fees to communities across Pennsylvania.

County and municipal governments directly affected by drilling will receive a total of $114,784,380 for the 2017 reporting year. Additionally, $76,522,900 will be transferred to the Marcellus Legacy Fund, which provides financial support for environmental, highway, water and sewer projects, rehabilitation of greenways and other projects throughout the state. Also, $18.25 million will be distributed to state agencies, as specified by Act 13.

The PUC has forwarded the information to the Department of Treasury for payment and expects checks to be distributed in early July.

This year’s distribution is approximately $36 million higher than last year, driven by an increase in the number of wells in Pennsylvania along with an increase in the average annual price of natural gas compared to the previous year. This has resulted in funding changes for many individual municipalities, as detailed on the PUC’s Act 13 site.

Extensive details regarding the Impact Fee distribution are available online, including specifics on funds collected and distributed for each year since 2011. Visitors can search and download statistics such as distributions to individual municipalities or counties; allocation and usage of those funds, based on reports submitted by various municipalities; eligible wells per county/municipality; and payments by producers.

The PUC is responsible for implementing the collection and distribution of an unconventional gas well fee (also called an Impact Fee), established by the Unconventional Gas Well Impact Fee Act and signed into law as Act 13 of 2012.

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.

For recent news releases and video of select Commission proceedings or more information about the PUC, visit our website at http://www.puc.pa.gov/. Follow the PUC on Twitter – @PA_PUC for all things utility. “Like” Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Facebook for easy access to information on utility issues.

The Amazing Coudersport Ice Mine Is Open Wednesday Thru Sunday From 10 to 6


Residents of Salamanca, Mt. Jewett, Clermont, Olean, Kane, Coudersport, Bolivar & Shinglehouse Can Save Big $$ On Insurance; Call James Young To See How Much.


J-Squared In Roulette Offers Transmission, Drive Line Rebuilds & Other Automotive Repair

Annual Vendor Fair/Flea Market At Bettums Idlewood Campground Saturday, June 23rd

Rev Hoopes Trucking, LLC Is Hiring Full Time and Part Time Diesel Mechanics In Ulysses, PA


Open Invitation to Fred and Shirley Redmond's 60th Anniversary Party

Kretschmar Barbeque Rib Fest At Port Allegany Shop n' Save is Thursday, June 21st

Homer Township Clean-Up Days Set For June 23 & June 24, 2018

Ulysses Township Accepting Resumes For Full Time Road Worker

Check Out The $0 Down, 0% A.P.R. Financing Kubota Deals At Howard's Inc. In Coudersport Until June 30, 2018


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Eldred Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 446 & West Eldred Road

At 10:47 PM on Wednesday, Eldred Township fire rescue & Eldred Borough ambulance have been dispatched to the area of Rt. 446 & West Eldred Road for a motor vehicle crash. Described as a one vehicle crash into ditch. Male driver with facial injuries.

Yoshi Is On The Run Again; Call If You See Him

Yoshi took off this morning from Newell Creek. He could be anywhere from Rock Run to the Shinglehouse area. 

 He is a wired hair terrier, about 50 lbs and is wearing a green collar. He is also wearing a seresto flea collar. 

Tags are missing as he slipped his collar last week but # is on green collar. He is licensed in Potter county and has updated rabies shots. 

Please call 814.544.9040, 203.3964 or 558.7261 if found.

Richburg Fire & Ambulance To Station

At 9:57 PM on Wednesday, Richburg Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to assemble at their Station.
10:20 PM--Bolivar & Wellsville Rescue dispatched to stand by with UTV's. 
10:22 PM--All units cancelled by State Police. Person has been located.

Summer Concert on the Port Allegany Town Square Thursday evening starting at 6:00PM

This weeks’ show features: The harmonizing duo of Danny Roche and Brianna Blankenship

Bring your favorite lawn chairs or a big blanket to spread out on the grass. It’s a casual summer evening of warm breezes and great music for all ages. With free admission, free parking and free entertainment everyone can attend.

Refreshments and beverages will be available for purchase at the food tent.

You don’t want to miss this summer concert of fun, food and fantastic entertainment in the friendly town of Port Allegany, PA. There are no rain dates.

Free concerts hosted by the Port Allegany Women’s Club and supported by the local businesses of Port Allegany, PA

Motorbike/Car Crash on Bennetts Valley Highway

At 9:28 PM on Wednesday, Jay Township Fire & EMS has been dispatched to the area of 18429 Bennetts Valley Highway for a dirt bike/vehicle crash. A 20 year old male is reported injured.
Air Medical has been requested.

Shinglehouse Ambulance Standby For Bolivar

At 7:35 PM on Wednesday, Shinglehouse Ambulance to stand by for Bolivar.

Kane Dispatched For Unknown Fire In Woods Behind Middle School

At 6:24 PM on Wednesday, Kane Fire Department has been dispatched to an unknown type fire in a wooded area behind the middle school on Hemlock Avenue.

Charles Stanley “Chuck” Johnson, age 72, of Warren, PA

Charles Johnson

Charles Stanley “Chuck” Johnson, age 72, of Warren, PA, died June 19, 2018 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Born on November 21, 1945 in Warren, PA, Chuck was an area resident for most of his life. He was a 1963 graduate of Warren Area High School and graduated from Erie Business Center in 1965. 

After college, he was employed by the former Marx Toy Company of Erie, PA. Chuck was a lifelong entrepreneur and enjoyed the pursuits of running his own businesses. 

In 1970 Chuck founded Johnson Enterprises and continued operating this business for the next 48 years. During this time, children in the area benefited from selling his fundraising products to support their school activities. He also owned Hallmark Stores between 1986 and 2004 in Meadville and Erie, PA and Ashtabula, OH. In 1993 Chuck opened Gayle’s Memories Christmas and Collectibles Store in Warren, PA and continued this business until 2011.

Chuck was an avid volunteer and active in many community organizations. He was a member of the North Star Masonic Lodge #241, Coudersport Consistory, the Zem Zem Shriners and the Sertoma Club. For 31 years he was a member of the Warren County Fair Board of Directors and served as Concessions Manager. He recently was recognized for this service with a lifetime achievement “Friend of the Fair” award from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. He also served on the board of directors for the Warren County Tourism Association. 

He enjoyed attending flea markets, and especially enjoyed participating in car shows with his 1966 Ford Mustang.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gayle Wetherbee Johnson, his two daughters, Genine Carlson and husband, Matthew, of Somerville, NJ and Kryste Ferguson and husband, Scott, along with two grandsons, Ian Walter and Daniel Charles Ferguson all of Fredonia, NY. 

He was preceded in death by sister-in-law, Kay Knapp, West Lafayette, OH. 

He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Marleen DeLauder of Vinton, VA, Wanda Dillon of Corry, PA, and Loretta Dingfelder of Centerville, PA, cousin Linda Thomas and husband, Graydon, of Tionesta, PA along with many nieces and nephews.

Chuck loved spending time with his family and was happiest being able to attend his grandsons’ ball games, cheering enthusiastically from the stands. He selflessly gave his time to help his family and friends and was known to drive long distances to spend even a short time with those he loved. Chuck enjoyed spontaneous visits from his friends and customers and would frequently drop in on them to say hello and catch up. He was a lifelong Buffalo Bills football fan and had a legendary love of all things chocolate.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Sunday, June 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Additional viewing time will be from 10:00 - 11:00 am on Monday, June 25 at The First Church of the Nazarene. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM with Rev. J. Maier, Pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA 16365 or Zem Zem Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505. Those wishing to submit email condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

Causer Says 2018-19 Budget Reflects Several Rural PA Priorities

HARRISBURG – The state House on Wednesday gave overwhelming approval to a 2018-19 state budget proposal that includes no new or increased taxes and makes significant investments in education and public health and safety.

The $32.7 billion spending plan reflects an increase of 1.7 percent over the current year, which is below the rate of inflation. The measure now goes to the Senate for its consideration.

“This is a responsible budget that keeps spending in checking while investing in core functions of government, including education, health care and public safety,” Causer said. “I believe it also addresses several of our priorities in rural Pennsylvania.”

House Bill 2121 invests a record-high $12.3 billion in preK-12 education. Basic Education Funding is increased by $100 million to $6.095 billion; early childhood education funding for Pre-K Counts and Head Start programs by $25 million to $251.5 million; and special education funding by $15 million to $1.14 billion. A $60 million block grant will provide funding to schools for safety initiatives, and $30 million will be invested in career and technical education to help prepare students for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Higher education institutions will also see an increase in funding under the bill, including the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, which will receive $2.8 million, a 3 percent increase.

For rural health care, the budget includes more than $10 million for critical access hospitals, a 4.8 percent increase in funding. It also provides a mix of state and federal funds to provide a much-needed increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates for ambulance companies, many of which have been struggling to keep their doors open to continue their life-saving services.

As chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Causer also praised the investments in the state’s agriculture industry. The proposal restores funding for several initiatives that would have been eliminated under the governor’s proposal, including hardwoods research and promotion. It increases funding to combat the spotted lanternfly, which could affect the hardwoods industry if it spreads from southeastern and south central Pennsylvania, and to address invasive species. Penn State Extension will get a 3 percent increase, as well the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School and the Center for Infectious Disease.

Causer is also pleased the budget sends money into the Commonwealth’s Rainy Day Fund for the first time in a decade.

More information about the budget is available at www.pahousegop.com.

Coudersport Ambulance To Maple View Lane

At 5:45 PM on Wednesday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Maple View Lane for a woman fallen.

Mansfield Tractor Supply cited for having too many false alarms

Unkown injuries for motorcyclist after crash in Lawrenceville


(By Mike Leone)

(Franklin, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance had a doubleheader on Sunday evening at Tri-City Raceway Park for the annual "Bill Emig Memorial". The Sweeney Late Model Touring Series made its first of two appearances in race #7 of the 2018 season, while the RUSH Sprint Cars were also making their first of two Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series appearances as Brady Wonderling (Late Models) and Arnie Kent (Sprints) were victorious. Tri-City owner Mark Tatalovic put down a new surface in both turns since the last race at the track and received rave reviews from the racers.

One year after his brother Jeremy won the "Bill Emig Memorial" at Tri-City, Brady Wonderling put on a dominating performance on Sunday night setting fast time in $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" qualifying, winning his FK Rod Ends heat race, and leading all 30 laps of the feature to capture his first career Sweeney Late Model Touring Series victory. All told, Wonderling earned $2,125 for the night plus received a beautiful wooden, laser etched
award as he became the fourth new Touring Series winner in seven races this season! The Wonderlings are now the first brother tandem to win the "Bill Emig Memorial" in the long history of the event dating back to the early 1990s in various Modified classes!

"What a nice race track," expressed the 42-year-old Scio, NY driver. "If we could race on stuff like this all the time it would be awesome. It means something to win any race, but to win something special like this is really cool. I can hang this (wooden award) in my restaurant like the one my brother got so the whole public can see this. We've been working on getting this car better. I have to thank TBR (Team Blair Racing); they've really helped us and got us going along with Ryan and Randy Ralyea- they own this thing. I couldn't ask for anything better to drive."

Brady Wonderling powered around dash winner, Jason Genco, on the outside to race to the early with Genco settling into second over Adam Ferri and brothers Jason and Brian Knowles. The top three of Wonderling, Genco, and Ferri quickly began to pull away on lap three before a caution for Paul Norman, who spun in turn four.

When racing resumed, Ferri passed Genco for second. Genco slid back another spot when Jason Knowles went by for third on lap five; however, Knowles missed his mark on lap six allowing Genco to get back by, while Jeremy Wonderling moved into the top five. Meanwhile back up front, Brady Wonderling and Ferri began to distance themselves from the field on lap seven. Two laps later, Jeremy Wonderling grabbed fourth from the #4 of Jason Knowles on lap nine. Knowles then lost the handle spinning out of the fifth position with Colby Beighey also involved with 13 laps completed.

The next 16 laps would go caution free until Tony White slowed to bring out the caution on the final lap setting up a one-lap shootout to the finish. Brady Wonderling chose the bottom for the double file restart and took off, while Ferri didn't get a good restart as Genco, Jeremy Wonderling, and J.J. Mazur snuck by.

At the finish, Brady Wonderling crossed first by a margin of 0.465 of a second in the Randy Ralyea-owned #z1. Wonderling became the 33rd driver in the history of the Series to win a Sweeney Tour event. In his first season of Touring, Wonderling now moves into third place in points with his fourth straight top nine finish including two top two finishes in the last three races.

Genco, who is also in his first year of Touring, is showing he's primed for a title run. Genco crossed the finish in second for his third straight top four finish, which includes his first career Tour win on June 2 at Genesee. Genco earned $1,000 for runner-up, $100 for winning the "John Buzzard Memorial" Dash and $25 for winning the second FK Rod Ends heat race bringing his night's winnings to $1,125 for the J.P. Craig/Jason Badgley #29J team.

Jeremy Wonderling was able to maintain his points lead with his third place finish after starting sixth as he rebounded from a surprisingly poor 12th place qualifying effort. Despite not winning a feature yet this season, Wonderling has rattled off three podium finishes in his last four races and hasn't finished worse than 12th all season.

Last Sunday at Eriez, Mazur recorded his season's first top 10 in ninth and improved on that Sunday at Tri-City with a fourth place finish after starting eighth. After running second for 25 laps, Ferri faded to a disappointing fifth at the finish nonetheless was able to beat his prior career best Tour finish of ninth from two races ago at Genesee.

In his first Tour start of the season and just second of his career, Colby Beighey had a solid night. Beighey qualified second fastest. After getting caught up in Jason Knowles' spin, Beighey came back from the tail to finish sixth. For the second straight race, Chad Sines was the Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger. Sines went 12th to seventh to earn another $100 gift card. "Futures Cup" racers Kyle Murray and Cory Lawler were eighth and ninth. It was Lawler's third straight top 10 finish. Veteran Sweeney Touring Series regular, Brian Knowles, made his first Tour start of the season and was 10th.

During qualifying, Cory Sines got too and went sliding into the turn two barrels as the damage received ended his night. Sines was awarded the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" recipient. Jason Knowles was selected as the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night" recipient after holding off Jeremy Wonderling during his heat race to qualify for the dash.

Despite being the last race of the night, the RUSH Sprint Cars put on a tremendous show for the fans as Arnie Kent held off fifth starting Chad Ruhlman to capture his second Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series victory of the season. Kent also denied Ruhlman of his fourth straight win in his fourth start of the season.

"This means a lot to win this race," stated the 53-year-old New Castle, Pa. Sprint Car veteran. "I grew up around Bill Emig's race cars when I was young so to win this in his memory and to have my dad here with me on Father's Day is pretty special. That was a lot of fun out there. The track was great and as slick as it was I don't think the 410s (Sprints) would have been much faster or better racing. I knew Chad (Ruhlman) was coming and knew he'd have to make quite a move on the outside to get by me."

Kent started on the pole and led the opening lap, but it was Brandon Hawkins making the pass for the lead on lap two. Ruhlman was up to fourth on lap three then passed Zach Morrow for the third one lap later with sixth starting Gale Ruth, Jr. sliding into fourth. On lap six, Kent regained the lead, which would turn out to be the winning pass. Ruhlman started putting pressure on Hawkins on lap eight and the two ran side-by-side over the next three laps with Ruhlman finally getting by on lap 10. Kent had a half-straightaway lead with five to go, but Ruhlman got the caution he needed when points leader Ruth got into Hawkins sending both spinning in the battle for third.

The final five laps saw Ruhlman all over Kent, but Kent hit his marks as he took the $500 victory by 0.212 of a second in his Equipment Rental Options-sponsored #18. Morrow, who won a go-kart race in 2011 on the old infield track at Tri-City, was third for his fourth top five of the season. Dave Hawkins worked his way from seventh to fourth matching his season's best finish, while Dalton Daniels completed the top five. Ruhlman and Ruth won the heat races.

The Sweeney Late Model Tour will be off until Tuesday, July 3 for the first ever event at Weedsport (NY) Speedway that will be televised by MAVTV/Speed Sport. The $2,000 to-win Marquee Event will be race #8 of the 2018 season. The Sprint Cars will be in action on Wednesday night (June 20) at Lernerville Speedway for the second of five "Wednesday Night Lightning" events.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series Race #7 "Bill Emig Memorial" (30 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. BRADY WONDERLING (Ralyea z1) 2. Jason Genco (Craig/Badgley 29J) 3. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 4. J.J. Mazur (13) 5. Adam Ferri (66) 6. Colby Beighey (36B) 7. Chad Sines (15) 8. Kyle Murray (21) 9. Cory Lawler (93) 10. Brian Knowles (7) 11. Tony White (27T) 12. Jason Knowles (4) 13. Randy Ralyea (2R) 14. Paul Norman (6) 15. Bill Kessler (09)-DNS 16. Cory Sines (9s)-DNS 17. Pete Wearing (111)-DSQ.

Wellsboro driver and passengers escape injury after hitting deer

Turzai Calls on PASSHE and State-Related Universities to Keep Tuition Level for PA Students

HARRISBURG – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement calling on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and the state-related universities of Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln to hold the line on tuition and room and board levels for Pennsylvania students in light of the funding increases passed by the House:

“After the House passed a 3 percent increase in state funding for the state-related universities and a 3.3 percent increase in funding for PASSHE, school officials should make a commitment to not increase tuition and room and board for our Pennsylvania students attending these institutions for the 2018-19 school year. The increased state funding should solely be used to make higher education more affordable for Pennsylvania students. Again, no increases in tuition or room and board for Pennsylvania students!

“When the PASSHE Board of Governors meets to plan tuition for the new school year within the next couple of weeks, I will be advocating for no increases in tuition and room and board to help Pennsylvania families better afford college.”

Turzai, who was recently named to the PASSHE Board of Governors, said he will use his position to push to ensure PASSHE schools maintain level tuition.

EPA Outlines Expectations for Next Phase of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Effort

PHILADELPHIA (June 20, 2018) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent letters to Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia outlining what the agency expects to see in state and local implementation plans for the third phase of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).

“The Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans will provide clear roadmaps for how federal, state, and local partners will work together to achieve their Bay TMDL nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment reduction goals,” said EPA Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “EPA worked hand in hand with the seven Bay jurisdictions in developing the expectations for these plans.”

The expectations included in today’s letters were developed to support the goal of having all the practices and controls in place by 2025 to achieve the nutrient and sediment reductions necessary to meet water quality standards in the Bay and its tidal tributaries. They also build on the jurisdictions’ earlier Water Implementation Plan (WIP) strategies by:

Further optimizing their choices of pollution reduction practices;
Incorporating lessons learned from previous efforts, new science and information from the mid-point assessment;
Developing comprehensive local engagement strategies; and
Building and sustaining the necessary programmatic and funding capacity to achieve the 2025 goals.

These expectations also incorporate recent decisions made by the Chesapeake Bay Partnership Principals Staff Committee (PSC), which includes the seven Bay jurisdictions, EPA, and the Chesapeake Bay Commission.

To date, the states and the District of Columbia have made progress on their phase I and II goals, and that progress is having a measurable impact. For example, in 2017, scientists recorded the highest number of acres of underwater grasses ever seen in the watershed and the first time in the history of monitoring that total abundance surpassed 100,000 acres. In addition, over 40 percent of our tidal waters are now meeting water quality standards, which is the highest recorded in the history of the Chesapeake Bay Program.


In December 2010, EPA established the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (Bay TMDL). The Bay TMDL is the largest ever developed by EPA, encompassing a 64,000-square-mile watershed. The Bay TMDL identifies the necessary pollution reductions from major sources of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment across the Bay jurisdictions necessary to meet water quality standards.

Based on a 2009 baseline, the Bay TMDL calls for watershed-wide reductions of 25 percent for nitrogen, 24 percent for phosphorus, and 20 percent for sediment to meet these standards.

The Bay TMDL is designed to ensure that all pollution control measures needed to fully restore the Bay and its tidal rivers are in place by 2025. The Phase III WIPs will outline the jurisdictions’ pollution reduction strategies for the time period from 2018-2025.

For more information, visit: https://www.epa.gov/chesapeake-bay-tmdl.

Causer Initiative to Boost Ambulance Service Reimbursements Included in 2018-19 Budget Bill

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s ambulance companies would see a much-needed increase in their Medicaid reimbursement rates under the 2018-19 state budget bill approved by the House on Wednesday, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

“This is outstanding news for ambulance companies across the state, and especially for those that serve rural areas like ours that are really struggling financially,” Causer said. “In fact, it’s great news for everyone since we all rely on our emergency responders to answer the call when we need them.

“While we still need to get this bill to the governor’s desk, I am optimistic that our emergency response organizations are finally going to get some much-needed and much-deserved financial relief,” he added.

Rep. Causer comments on funding to help ambulance services: 

Earlier this month, Causer joined with lawmakers and emergency responders from across the state at a Capitol rally calling for action on efforts to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates, as well as provide reimbursement for treatment provided by emergency responders, even if transport does not take place.

Under House Bill 2121, an additional $4 million in state funds and approximately $8 million in federal matching funds would be used support Medicaid reimbursement increases outlined in Causer’s House Bill 699. Specifically, reimbursements for Advanced Life Support (ALS) services would be increased from $200 to not less than $300, and Basic Life Support (BLS) services would be increased from $120 to $180. The rate increase would be effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Pending approval of the Senate and governor, this would be the first increase in Medicaid reimbursement for the state’s ambulance companies since 2004. Current rates are more than 200 percent below reimbursements provided by Medicare and commercial insurance, which has made it increasingly difficult for ambulance companies across the state to keep operating.

Causer noted lawmakers are continuing to work on legislation to require reimbursement for treatment provided regardless of whether transport takes place.

Owlett Votes in Favor of 2018-19 State Budget

Rep. Clint Owlett
Education, public safety highlights of spending plan

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today voted in favor of a state budget that prioritizes public safety, education and saving for the future. The 2018-19 Pennsylvania budget would spend $32.7 billion, a conservative 1.7 percent boost over the current year budget, which is an increase below the rate of inflation.

“With the strongest national economy we have seen in many years and record unemployment, state revenues are up,” said Owlett. “This type of resurgence has enabled the Legislature to increase education funding, put more money toward public safety, enhance efforts to help those struggling with opioid addiction and put money into a savings account, all without raising taxes on hard-working Pennsylvanians.”

Owlett noted that the House-passed budget will create a new $60 million block grant program for schools to institute stronger safety measures; increase funding for basic, special and pre-K education by $140 million; increase higher education, which includes state-related universities, State System of Higher Education schools and community colleges, by roughly 3 percent; and dedicate an additional $30 million for career and technical education.

Also included in the budget is an increase of $4 million for EMS agencies; funding to train an additional 285 state police troopers; money to serve an additional 965 people living with intellectual disabilities; and funds to provide services to 800 families affected by the opioid epidemic.

“I was happy to see that two of the budget requests Gov. Tom Wolf made back in February were not included in the budget. They were fees on Pennsylvanians for state police coverage and an additional tax on natural gas drilling. These proposals would have adversely impacted our region in particular,” said Owlett. “Instead, we were able to avoid tax increases so businesses have a chance to thrive and produce more jobs, and our state police complement will grow without taking more money out of the pockets of rural families.

“Since my election to office in May of this year, I have been encouraged by the strengthening financial picture in the Commonwealth. This budget is a perfect example of what can happen when government helps, instead of hinders, business growth and success. As a small business owner, I am happy to see more job creation in the state and more money going back in to the bank accounts of Pennsylvania families.”

For more information on the budget, go to www.PAHouseGOP.com and click on “2018-19 State Budget.”

House Passes 2018-19 State Budget

Sends money to the Rainy Day Fund and keeps growth below inflation

HARRISBURG – The Fiscal Year 2018-19 General Appropriation bill (House Bill 2121) is on its way to the state Senate for consideration after the House of Representatives passed it by a vote of 188-10.

The budget is expected to be sent to the governor prior to June 30, after anticipated Senate passage. The $32.7 billion spending plan increases growth by 1.7 percent, which is below the rate of inflation (2.13 percent), requires no additional revenues and officially erases a deficit.

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana), Majority Whip Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York); Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin); Caucus Chairman Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery); Caucus Administrator Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland); and Caucus Secretary Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) issued the following statement:

“It was just three years ago the Democrats exclaimed that more and more taxes was the only answer for a $2 billion deficit. We didn’t agree and believed we had a better way… by controlling spending and holding the line on taxes.

“Thanks to reasonable, responsible budgeting, three years later the deficit is gone and we have a surplus. We call that success.

“A quality budget does not simply focus on more spending but ensures state government is managing its current resources efficiently and effectively. We have successfully balanced our state budget so we can now fully focus on growing our economy and invest in the future of our Commonwealth, without asking taxpayers to foot an unrealistic bill.

“This budget begins that investment with a record high $12.3 billion for our schools, from pre-k through 12th grade. We increased our investment in career and technical education as well as our higher education system… without raising taxes on hard-working Pennsylvanians.”

Rain Date Set For Smethport Fireworks

Smethport Fire Department Inc.

Fireworks June 23rd at dark on Hamlin Lake!

***Rain date*** June 30th

The show is scheduled as planned but the weather forecast doesn’t look good right now.


Dominion Energy Transmission’s David Lamphier (right) presents a $2,500 check from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to Endless Mountain Music Festival Executive Director Cynthia Long. 

The money will be used to support a free under the stars community concert by the EMMF Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. 

Following the concert, those attending will be able to view the stars and constellations through park telescopes creating a fusion of music and science. 

More than 300 people attended last year's under the night sky concert. Dominion and the David G. Patterson Foundation are co-sponsoring the concert being held at Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport. 

The park is 12 miles from Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44. For reservations for the concert and stargazing, call the park at 1-814-435-1037.

Genesee Township, Potter County, PA, Seeking Bids For Various Aggregates

PA Drilling Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co in Jay Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-06-15 to Eqt Production Co in Jay Twp, Elk county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Ard Operating Llc in Cogan House Twp, Lycoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-06-13 to Ard Operating Llc in Cogan House Twp, Lycoming 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 ..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Drilling Started, Permit Issued

ROCKDALE MARCELLUS LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jackson Twp Township

ROCKDALE MARCELLUS LLC reports drilling started on 2018-06-20 00:00:00 at site MARSHALL BROTHERS INCORPORATED 731 4H in Jackson Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

ROCKDALE MARCELLUS LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jackson Twp Township

ROCKDALE MARCELLUS LLC reports drilling started on 2018-06-20 00:00:00 at site MARSHALL BROTHERS INCORPORATED 731 2H in Jackson Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2018-06-19 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2329 340HU 53090 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2018-06-19 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2329 339HU 53089 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2018-06-19 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2329 305HU 52802 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2018-06-19 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2329 304HU 52801 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Delmar Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-06-15 00:00:00 to CLEAN ENERGY EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION LLC for site WHISPERING PINES 1V in Delmar Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Yvonne S. Parker, 78, of Muncy, formerly of Coudersport, PA

Yvonne S. Parker

Yvonne S. Parker, 78, of Muncy, formerly of Coudersport, PA, passed away, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Heritage Springs Memory Care, Lewisburg.

Yvonne was born on April 15, 1940 in Coudersport, the daughter of the late George H. and Jennie (Boyd) Sallade.

She was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1958 and she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mansfield University in 1991. 
US Army Veteran

Yvonne was an Army veteran, serving as an X-Ray Technician and retired from PennDot in 2005 after 13 years of service as a Real Estate Specialist. 

Yvonne was a member of the Sweden Valley United Methodist Church and attended the Gospel Tabernacle Church, Coudersport. She loved crocheting, gardening, being outdoors, doing her own home improvements, spending time with her family and her dog and cats.

Yvonne is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carmen M. and Charlie Bush of Muncy; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl H. and Darlene Parker of Hughesville; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Frank Dubbs of Schaefferstown; a granddaughter, Alexis Parker, a step grandson, Trey Pachucki and three nieces; Sheila, Tina and Starr. 

Family and Friends are welcome from 10- 11:00 am, Saturday, June 23, 2018 for a visitation at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport. A graveside service will follow, with Rev. John J. Minor officiating, at the Sweden Hill Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. 

To share your fondest memories of Yvonne or to sign her guestbook, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com

Liberty Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 15

At 12:02 PM on Wednesday, Liberty Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 15 South of the exit for a one vehicle crash with one injury.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Health Center

At 11:07 AM on Wednesday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to the Health Center for a patient with difficulty breathing.

Coudersport Ambulance To Bank Street

At 10:45 AM on Wednesday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Empereon on Bank Street for seizures.


At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 23, Silver Wings: The Merle Haggard Tribute Show will be presented in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. 

The voice, the look, the songs - the Merle Haggard legacy lives on with Silver Wings. 

The performance includes more than two dozen famous Haggard hits, such as "Okie From Muskogee," "Workin' Man Blues" and of course "Silver Wings." On stage will be five talented musicians who have performed with many touring country music recording artists. 

Admission is $25, $20 for adults 65 years of age and older and free for children 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit deanecenter.com.


While experiencing this exciting, activity driven week, students will gain real world skills that cannot only survive an onslaught of zombies but will give insights into the world of technical careers. Age appropriate (non-scaring) hands-on activities, simulations, and inter-activities will ensure a rewarding educational experience and lots of fun!

This free camp is intended for students entering grades 5 – 9 (Grades 5 and 6: July 30 and 31; grades 7 through 9: August 1 and 2) and is being held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany. 

This free camp is made possible by generous donations made through EITC funds. For more information or to register, call the Education Council’s Port Allegany office at 814-545-1333 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org .