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Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Friends of the Galeton Public Library have picked the date to try and do pictures again

Its is getting close to the end of the time to buy the coupons for the pictures.
The Friends of the Galeton Public Library have picked the date to try and do pictures again.

We will be doing them April 21 and 22.

If anyone would like to buy a coupon for the pictures they can call the library at 435-2321. You get a 10x 13 2 8x10's 2 5x7's and 8 wallets for $10.00 and there is no age limit on the pictures anyone can buy the coupon for $10.00 it one per family. They can do black and white, sepia, family or regular pictures you do not have to choose what you want to have taken they will be able to do all of the different pictures and when they bring the pictures back they will do a portrait cd with all of the pictures that they took and it will also have the copyrights to the pictures on it to.

Thank you everyone for supporting the library by either volunteering and donating items when they are looking for items.

.KIA~ (Found her home) she is going to stay at her own home!!!

.KIA~ (Found her home) she is going to stay at her own home!!!

A generous young lady called today and offered to walk Kia everyday and help out with her when needed. This way Kia gets to stay with her owner. Thanks to all of you that had called for her.

Dept 46 Dispatched For A Land Rescue

Fisherman Took A Spill In The River
At 7:31 PM on Saturday, Roulette, Dept 46 was dispatched for a land rescue behind 231 Main St. in Roulette.

An out of town fisherman slipped and fell on a rock, while fishing in the Allegheny River with waders, sustaining an injury to his arm and some hypothermia from the cold river water.

After initially going unconscious in the river, he was assisted by his fishing companions who pulled him out of the river and into the nearby field.

Jim Caskey, an EMT who was fishing nearby, attended to the young man until Roulette EMS and Rescue personnel arrived on scene minutes later.

He was checked out and warmed up by EMS, but refused transport to a hospital for further treatment.

Structure Fire Near Driftwood

Address: 38 ANGLERS PATH
4/14/2012 6:55:32 PM


Boys & Girls Club Raffling Rainbow Trout

The Boys and Girls Club of Potter County
is raffling a Rainbow Trout fish sculpture donated by Daniel Burnside at the 2012 Potter-Tioga Maple Festival. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

National Boys & Girls Club Week is April 15th - 21st. To celebrate The Boys & Girls Club of Potter County is offering a FREE MEMBERSHIP to our club for the remainder of this school year!

All new members also receive a coupon for a FREE snack size McFlurry from McDonalds in Coudersport!

See a Boys & Girls Club Representative! President George Dubots, Monica Fourness (Boys and Girls Club of Potter County), Nancy Grupp (Northwest Savings Bank)

For more information contact Monica at or call (814) 260-0220.

The Boys & Girls Club of Potter County is a non-profit organization dedicated to enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive caring, responsible citizens.

Like the Galeton Library Facebook Page

Like the Galeton Library Facebook Page and be entered into our drawing!

Once we reach 300 likes, we will enter the names of everyone who has liked the page into our drawing and pick a winner (board members and library employees and immediate family of either will not be eligible for the drawing).

The winner of the drawing will receive a signed copy of Ronald Dingle's beautiful Postcard History book "Around Galeton and Coudersport" and a 1 year membership to From My Shelf Books in Wellsboro.

If you don't live in the area and win, don't worry! We will ship the book to you and you can still use your membership by ordering online from the bookstore's website or by calling the bookstore and placing your order. So come on, help us reach 300 and enter yourself in the drawing!! (If you've already liked the Library page, don't worry -- I have all the names of those who already liked it ready to enter in the drawing!) -- Pass the word around to your friends and family to help us reach our goal!

Coudersport Ambulance To Avenue A in Rubbertown

At 4:33 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Avenue A in Rubbertown for a male victim of an ATV accident with an ankle injury.

Gary Robert Nye, 73, of Coudersport,

Gary Robert Nye

COUDERSPORT, PA---Gary Robert Nye, 73, of Coudersport, formerly of New Cumberland, passed away at home on Friday, April 13, 2012.

Born April 8, 1939 in New Cumberland, he was a son of David R. and Resta M. Kiester Nye. He married Joan M. Bechtel, who preceded him in death.

Gary was a graduate of New Cumberland High School. He was employed by PPL Electric Utilities in Shiremanstown for 30 years until retiring.

He was a member of the North Eulalia Baptist Church in Coudersport, a member of the N.R.A., and a life member of the New Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are two sons, David R. Nye of Lewisberry and Thomas A. Nye of Enola; four grandchildren, Chelsea Nye, David Nye, Zachary Nye and Rachel Nye; a sister, Virginia Burtnett of New Cumberland; and a niece.

At Gary’s request there will be no visitation or funeral services.

A fond memory of Gary may be expressed at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

Emporium Pizza Maker To Compete In 2012 World Pizza Championship Competition

U.S. Pizza Team to Compete in

2012 World Championship of Pizza

PMQ Pizza Magazine

Salsomaggiore, Italy—The U.S. Pizza Team will compete in the 2012 World Championship of Pizza (Campionato Mondiale della Pizza) Monday-Wednesday, April 16-18, in Salsomaggiore, Italy.

The U.S. Pizza Team consists of expert pizza chefs and dough-spinning acrobatic performers from pizza restaurants across the United States.

As the reigning 2011 Team Acrobatics World Champions, the American squad will return to Salsomaggiore, with its members competing in three culinary categories—Classic, Gluten-Free and Pan—as well as in the Freestyle Acrobatics and Dough-Stretching categories.

Team members are: David Smith, Pizza Palace Plus, Emporium, Pennsylvania (Classic); Jamie Culliton, Grimaldi’s, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (Classic and Freestyle Acrobatics); Mike Amheiser, Pizza Dock, Fredericktown, Ohio (Gluten-Free and Pan); Tom Carfrae, Tomaso’s, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Pan); Greg Spaulding, Puccini’s Smiling Teeth, Lexington, Kentucky (Classic and Pan); and Wilhelm Rodriguez, Papa’s Pizza, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico (Freestyle Acrobatics and Dough-Stretching)

The event, which begins at 10 a.m. (4 a.m., EST), Monday, April 16, will be aired live via streaming video at the team’s official website,, and at More....

Concert At Open Arms Church Sunday At 2:00 PM

Mental Health Crisis ‘Hotline’ Now In Place

Mental Health Crisis ‘Hotline’ Now In Place

crisishotlinePotter County Human Services has established a toll-free telephone service available 24/7 for anyone in need of mental health services. The “hotline” at 1-800-652-0562 was established to provide prompt, professional and coordinated services to those experiencing a mental health emergency, needing someone to talk to about a personal crisis, or feeling depressed or suicidal.

Potter County Human Services has contracted with Clarion Psychiatric Center to assure a qualified first point of contact for callers. After an assessment, the caller is then directed to specific service providers, which could range from law enforcement and drug/alcohol intervention to child protective services and emergency medical personnel. Referrals can also be made for homelessness, eating disorders, domestic violence services, in-patient mental health hospitalization and suicide prevention services.

Potter County residents are advised to place the toll-free number near each telephone in their homes. Anyone with questions should contact Melissa Gee at 1-800-800-2560 or 544-7315.

Constance Faye Wilt, 90, of 22 Riley Road, Bradford, PA

Constance Faye Wilt, 90, loving mother and grandmother, of 22 Riley Road, passed away Friday, April 13th, 2012 at Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born August 13, 1921, in Curwensville, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Nina (Grazier) Langham.

On August 22, 1946, she married James D. Wilt, who passed away August 22, 1982.

Mrs. Wilt attended Clearfield Schools. She had been employed at Airco Speer for many years.

She was a member of the former Tuna Valley Methodist Church.

She enjoyed spending time at the Bradford Senior Center and was an avid bingo player.

She is survived by five sons, Fred Wilt of Anaheim, CA, Darrell (Lynn) Wilt of Bradford, Ed (Jackie) Wilt of Bradford, John (Elizabeth) Wilt of California and Jim (Auneak) Wilt of Kylertown; two daughters, Connie (Tom) Gilmour of Lewis Run and Debora (Nate) Cook of Lewis Run twenty three grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son Richard Wilt and one brother Richard Langham.

Friends are invited to call from 11 AM to 1 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 1 PM with Rev. Randall Sherlin, Pastor of the Central Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Watts Cemetery in Cherry Corner.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Beacon Light Behavioral Systems 800 Main Street Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at

Resident Complains About Drill Waste Recycling Operation

Pennsylvania farming community turned into natural gas wasteland

Posted December 20, 2011 in Health and the Environment

The Titchen-Bohlander family has managed its farm, nestled in a lush agricultural community in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, for over 150 years in relative peace and quiet. But this year is different.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation was granted a residual waste general permit by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the processing, transfer and beneficial use of natural gas well waste at a regional treatment plant on land belonging to the Titchen-Bohlander farm's neighbor. The waste, including used drilling fluids, used frack fluids, and produced water, can be contaminated with hazardous chemicals and radioactive elements.

Generally NRDC is strongly supportive of the recycling of oil and gas waste. Recycling the waste and reusing it in future operations can reduce water demand and toxic waste and help protect clean water as well as air quality and land. Recycling of waste, however, has to be done right--just like any other aspect of the oil and gas extraction process.

According to a detailed letter sent to the DEP by PennFuture, Chesapeake is also processing solid waste or "tank solids" at this facility, even though its permit is only for liquid waste. In addition, PennFuture states that Chesapeake failed to construct secondary waste containment structures in its truck loading and unloading area and failed to build permanent buildings to house its treatment facilities as its permit required. DEP notified the company of these violations, but allows it to continue this operation.

In order to treat all of this solid waste, Chesapeake is using equipment that was never disclosed in its permit plans. PennFuture has demanded that Chesapeake be required to apply for a more stringent individual permit for its plant, and that the DEP shut down the plan until Chesapeake has obtained such a permit.

David Bohlander now looks out the window of the family farm at a landscape transformed into an industrial nightmare. He reports that the open-air waste treatment process gives off noxious fumes as "sludge cake" is loaded on a conveyor belt, compressed and heated to remove the water.

According to an appeal he has filed, the chemical fumes created by this process are strong enough to burn one's skin if standing nearby.

Mr. Bohlander says his neighbors have observed that chemicals leaking from these operations run off onto the ground after rain and that a drainage ditch running into a wetland appears to be contaminated with strange ooze. He also reports that what was once a quiet country road has now been paved to carry 1,200 truck passes each day, which would be about one truck every minute. The truck traffic goes on 24/7, and the invasive noise includes truck idling, pumping out frack waste, using back-up signals, honking, and using "Jake brakes.”

Instead of building in an industrial park to service its regional operations, Chesapeake leased land from Mr. Bohlander's neighbor in the midst of a residential and agricultural area—in a township with no zoning ordinance at all. Mr. Bohlander's community is bearing the brunt of the associated environmental and human health impacts of natural gas production, without any economic benefit.

As oil and gas drilling activities expand, so will the amount of toxic waste that has to be managed. Currently, waste from oil and gas production is exempt from the federal rules that govern hazardous waste of other industries--even when it is very toxic. NRDC has petitioned the U.S. EPA to get rid of this special loophole and to subject toxic oil and gas waste to federal hazardous waste regulations. Further, states should ensure waste generated within their borders is managed responsibly--but very few have updated their oil and gas waste management rules. Until stronger protections are in place, we expect to hear more first-hand accounts like Mr. Bohlander's. At the end of the day, someone always pays for environmental degradation. If it's not the industry, it could be you.

Frosty Hollow Herb Guild To Meet April 17th

Frosty Hollow Herb Guild monthly meeting will be held at Frosty Hollow Bed and Breakfast on the evening of April 17th at 6:30.

Gail Ayers, president of the guild, will be teaching how to make a basic herbal soap. Everyone is invited to attend and discover a little more about many common plants that surround us. Members may bring an herbal dish to share and drinks will be provided by the hostess.

Please call Gail at 274-7419 and let her know you are coming.

DCNR Appoints New Manager at Oil Creek State Park

DCNR Appoints New Manager at Oil Creek State Park

Harrisburg – The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today named David Hallman as manager of Oil Creek State Park in Venango County. He is former assistant manager of Nockamixon State Park in Bucks County.

“Leaving one of our most heavily visited state parks in the southeastern section of
the state, David Hallman brings to Oil Creek State Park a wealth of managerial and
public relations skills,” said DCNR Secretary Richard Allan. “His employment
background can only strengthen the already strong environmental education efforts
under way at Oil Creek, where more than 180,000 visitors are drawn annually.”

Hallman will oversee Oil Creek State Park’s 7,096 acres in Venango County’s Oil
Creek Valley, site of the world’s first commercial oil well. Through its environmental
education center and programs, Oil Creek State Park helps tell the story of the early
petroleum industry by interpreting oil wells and boom towns, and early

“Oil Creek is an outstanding state park with a wonderful resource base and link to
the history of the area, and my family and I are extremely excited about this next
journey in our lives,” Hallman said. “Oil Creek not only seems like a great place to
work, but a great place to live as well. I am eager to meet the staff and to learn all
that this beautiful part of the state has to offer.”

The new manager replaces Jacob Weiland, who was named assistant manager at
Moraine State Park, Butler County.

Hallman, 31, began his Bureau of State Parks career in 2007 as an environmental
education specialist assigned to Kettle Creek State Park, Clinton County, and Ole
Bull State Park, Potter County. Before becoming Nockamixon’s assistant park
manager in 2010, Hallman also worked as an education specialist at Sizerville State Park, Cameron County, and as a park manager trainee with the bureau’s Region 2 office at Moraine State Park, Butler County.

Hallman, a native of Dayton, Armstrong County, holds a bachelor’s degree in parks
and resource management from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and is a
graduate of the Act 120 Police Academy at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He
is married and the father of a 2-year-old son.

For more information on Oil Creek and Pennsylvania’s other 119 state parks, call 1-
888-PA-PARKS between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; or visit (select “Find a Park”).

Dale & Megan Fry 5th Anniversary

Dale & Megan Fry 5th Anniversary

Dale & Megan Fry 5th wedding anniversary on April 22,
Happy 5th Anniversary with many more to come,

Love & Miss you, from Mom, Dad, Rick, & Amanda

Cards and Letters can be sent to the following address or this blog:

Spc. Fry, Dale E.
CMR 469 Box 998
APO AE 09227

Dale & Megan are stationed in Germany and will returning state side July 2, 2012. In August Dale will be going to Virginia, for 4 months, for his new MOS in Arms Room Operations. Then in Jan. 2013 Dale & Megan will start their new station at Fort Carson, Co.

Bradford Man Jailed on Arson Charges

Bradford Man Jailed on Arson Charges

A Bradford man is accused of hiring someone to burn property he owns so he could collect more than half a million dollars in insurance.

54-year-old Edward Panighetti is charged with eight felony arson-related crimes.

State Police Fire Marshal Greg Agosti says in a news release that police “intercepted a plan” to start a fire at 103 South Avenue in March and took action to stop the arson. The building owned by Panighetti was occupied by a family of three who didn’t know there was a plan to set it on fire, Agosti says.

Police also learned that a fire at Panighetti’s own house at 102 South Avenue in February of 2007 was intentionally set. Panighetti also allegedly reported that a classic car he owns was stolen. The burned car was recovered in July of last year on the Allegheny National Forest.

The three cases involve more than $574,000 in insurance company funds from three separate companies, Agosti says.

Panighetti was arraigned Friday in connection to the house fires, and is jailed on $200,000 bond. He will be arraigned on the car-related charges on Monday.

Agosti says the charges were filed following a joint investigation involving state police, Bradford Township and Bradford City police and the McKean County DA’s office. He says the investigation is continuing and anyone who has additional information can call him at 814-776-6136.

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Shinglehouse Ambulance To Barbertown Road

At 10:38 am on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Barbertown Road in Ceres Township for a transport to OGH.

Great Job Holden

Holden Lapp, son of Mark & Ingrid Lapp of Port Allegany, was the feature winner of the Youth Purple Plate class at Allegany Memorial Speedway on Friday night.

House Fire At 25 Maple Avenue In Friendship, NY

Structure Fire Inside House
At 1:43 am on Saturday, Friendship, Cuba, Fast team 1, Friendship Ambulance have been dispatched to a structure fire inside a house at 25 Maple Avenue in Friendship, NY.


Estate Sale Saturday & Sunday In Port Allegany

Bake Sale Saturday & Sunday In Roulette

PA Marcellus/Utica Impact Law Chemical Disclosure Requirement One of Strongest in Nation, Speaker Says

PA Marcellus/Utica Impact Law Chemical Disclosure Requirement One of Strongest in Nation, Speaker Says

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Jefferson County – Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Punxsutawney) released the following statement regarding the misinformation being perpetuated by some special interests regarding the chemical disclosure language in one paragraph of Act 13, the Marcellus/Utica Shale Impact law:

“Doctors will be able to provide all of the information needed to discuss any patient ailment.

“It is outrageous to think, let alone for anyone to portray, that the state would actually ‘gag’ a doctor in treating a patient. It is irresponsible for an organization to try and create such hysteria.

“The language in the Marcellus/Utica law was advocated by the Environmental Defense Fund and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

“The new law explicitly requires fracking chemical information be disclosed to medical professionals so that they may provide treatment should the need ever arise. This will enable medical professionals to meet their highest ethical obligations and to fully inform their patients.

“The law was modeled on language used in Colorado, which was praised by public health care officials and others. The language replicates the same process already in place for the same purpose and has existed for decades in the federal Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) and the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

“We thought this was a good, proactive approach. Now Pennsylvania has the most progressive hydraulic fracturing disclosure law in the nation. It is designed for transparency and access, and it provides unfettered access to physicians or other medical professionals who need information to treat their patients.

“The law protects proprietary information from disclosure to the general public, but not from environmental or health officials.

“In fact, any citizen can access chemical information, along with the concentrations at which the chemicals are used on a well-by-well basis, through

“Act 13, the Marcellus/Utica Impact Law, was crafted to protect our environment -- the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we live upon.”

Corbett Says It's Not So, But Many PA Residents Can Read

Doctors Object to Secrecy in Pa.’s New Natural Gas Law

Sandy Bauers Philadelphia Inquirer April 13, 2012

When Pennsylvania’s new natural gas law, which takes effect Saturday, was being debated, the focus was on high-profile issues such as the new impact fee.

But just before it passed, medical provisions were added that now have some physicians worried it will compromise public health.

Except in an emergency, a physician who needs proprietary information about chemicals used in natural gas drilling to assess a patient must provide “a written statement” to a …Read More

Friday, April 13, 2012

Coon Dog Needs A New Home

This is "Buddy". Very lovable Coon dog. Loves to run and loves attention all the time. His previous owner needs to find a new loving home for him because his owner doesn't have the room for Buddy to run. If you would be interested in adopting Buddy please contact the CC SPCA @ (814)486-0101

Woodhull Racing Season Starts Saturday

New season at Woodhull Raceway kicks off Saturday night

Area drivers will once again be able to compete for track championships in Woodhull’s six different divisions, while a number of special events also dot a schedule that features 26 race dates stretching from April through September.

On the card for tomorrow’s season-opener is the S&W Awards and Photos Crate Sportsman, the NAPA 360 Late Models, the Joe Willcox Performance Street Stocks, the Signs Plus of Kanona Mini Stocks and the LaBarron Brothers Repair and Parts Front Wheel Drive Divisions. The Insinger Performance 370 Modifieds will not see action at Woodhull until April 28. More...

Naoma F. McDowell, 82, of Route 6, Port Allegany, PA

Naoma F. McDowell, 82, of Route 6, Port Allegany, PA, passed away Thursday (Apr. 12, 2012) in the Altoona Regional Health System.

Born July 16, 1929, in Franklinville, NY, she was a daughter of Norbert F. and Omega Frost Bergholtz. On April 17, 1949, in Port Allegany, she married Theodore “Dee” McDowell, who died June 30, 1997.

Noama was a longtime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of “45”.

Mrs. McDowell had worked for Sena Kean Manor as a nurse’s aide and later with Ball-Foster Container Co., before her retirement.

She was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Port Allegany, where she was a former Sunday school teacher, member of the church council, church altar guild, and was a past “Mother of the Year”.

She was a member and past Worthy Matron of the former Myrtle Chapter of Eastern Star, Port Allegany. She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels for several years.

Surviving are three sons, Theodore D. (Wendy) McDowell, Jr. of State College, PA, Terry L. (Julie) McDowell of Savage, MN, and Scott B. McDowell of Port Allegany; five grandsons, a granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Norbert (Betty) Bergholtz of Blue Bell, PA, Gary (Mary Ann) Bergholtz of Florida; a sister, Joyce (Thomas-deceased) Husband of Hatboro, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Devon (Jeannie) Bergholtz.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Apr. 18, 2012) in the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, with Rev. Larry Scofield, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church or S.W. Smith Library Building Fund.

L-E-E-K Hunting & Mountain Preserve Open to Public For Annual Fundraiser to Support Wounded Veterans

L-E-E-K Hunting & Mountain Preserve Open to Public For Annual Fundraiser to Support Wounded Veterans

Oswayo, PA ,April 13th 2012 –L-E-E-K Hunting and Mountain Preserve, a completely volunteer-run facility dedicated to offering therapeutic outdoor programs for wounded veterans, announces an Open House Fundraiser weekend. L-E-E-K Hunting & Mountain Preserve will be open to the public from May 11-13, hosting a bevy of activities throughout the weekend, all which will support the preserve’s programs. This is L-E-E-K’s sole fundraising event and “wounded warriors” will be present for the weekend, as events will be taking place the last three days of the preserve’s spring gobbler hunt.

L-E-E-K’s Open House fundraising activities begin Friday May 11 at 1 p.m. when the camp is opened to the public. From 5-6 p.m. a dinner will take place under tents on L-E-E-K’s beautiful property, and tickets may be purchased for $10 each on the preserve’s website at At 6 p.m., the preserve will honor the late Master Sergeant Thom Maholic, by dedicating a newly constructed shooting range on the premise in his name. At 7 p.m., there will be a live auction that will include items such as a blackpowder rifle, original art, handmade goods, and outdoor and hunting gear and more. All proceeds from all activities go directly to the operating costs of the preserve.

Fundraising events continue the morning of May 12 at the preserve, with registration for the “warrior motorcycle run” from 9-11:30 a.m. All riders all welcome, and vendors will provide food and refreshments during registration and throughout the day.

At 11:30 a.m. there will be an Opening Ceremony on the grounds and at 12 p.m. the volunteers of L-E-E-K will honor the late Staff Sergeant James Hackemer (who attended the program’s Open House last year) by dedicating a newly constructed pavilion on the property in his name.

At 12:30 p.m., the motorcycle run, sponsored by the American Eagles Motorcycle Club, will begin. All “wounded warriors” in attendance for L-E-E-K’s spring gobbler hunt will be taken along on the motorcycle run, by way of a “cool bus” provided by the motorcycle club. The preserve grounds will remain open while the motorcycle run is taking place, and a DJ will provide music and various activities will be taking place for guests to enjoy.

Riders will return to the preserve by 4:30 p.m. and a closing ceremony with guest speaker Joe Jurevicius, former New York Giants wide receiver and Penn State graduate. The closing ceremony will honor all veterans in attendance and will take place at 5:30 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony, a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, and additional entertainment and food.

On Sunday May 13 the weekend of events will wrap up with a sunrise church service on the preserve at 9 a.m. before all “wounded warriors” depart.

The benefit is sure to be an emotional experience for all who attend.

The preserve is located in scenic Potter County, Pa. The preserve’s sprawling land was purchased by brothers and veterans Ed and Lew Fisher and their wives Kate and Elaine (the acronym L-E-E-K is a combination of the family members’ first initials) who created L-E-E-K to provide a completely handicap-accessible camp environment for injured veterans, some who are recently returning from combat or being released from medical facilities.

L-E-E-K is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) completely volunteer run organization.
The volunteers of LEEK, which include dozens of war veterans, all believe in giving back to our disabled veterans.

The preserve is located at 497 SR 224 East, Oswayo, Pa., 16915.

Constance F. Wilt, 90, of 22 Riley Road, Bradford, PA

Constance F. Wilt, 90, of 22 Riley Road, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 in the Bradford Ecumenical Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., with a full obituary. Online condolences can be expressed at

Thomas L. Austin, 39, of Shinglehouse, PA

Thomas L. Austin, 39, of Shinglehouse, died at his home surrounded by family and friends on Thursday (April 12, 2012), after a courageous battle with ALS.

Born December 27, 1972 in Olean, NY, he was the youngest son of Harold and Marjorie Butler Austin.

Tom was a 1991 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. He was employed by Portville Truck from 2001 until May of 2011.

Tom was a lifelong lover of the outdoors, hunting and “tinkering”. He could fix anything mechanical, resurrecting many pieces of equipment over the years.

Surviving are his two brothers, Kenneth (Shelly) Austin and James (Amy) Austin, both of Shinglehouse; six nephews, Tyrel, Nathan, Jacob, Elias, Noah and Henry; a niece, Anna; two uncles, Donald Austin and Perry (Ellen) Austin, both of Shinglehouse; two aunts, Mary (Gary) Chilson of Coudersport and Edith Walker of Shinglehouse; as well as many cousins.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.

At the family’s request, services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ALS Association, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209.

A fond memory of Tom may be expressed at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

Vehicle Fire Threatening Structure In Emporium

Address: 127 E 6TH ST
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
4/13/2012 4:33:35 PM

Mansfield University Senior Recognized!

Mansfield University Senior Recognized!

Wellsboro, PA – The Advanced Advertising Design and Lettering Class was asked to create a logo/marketing package for Animal Care Sanctuary's upcoming summer event, “Wine & Whiskers,” being held July 21, 2012 in Wellsboro.

The winning logo design belongs to Ms. Britney Johnson of Westfield, PA. She is a senior graphic design art student, and will be recognized at the fund raising event as creator of the Wine & Whiskers' Annual Event Logo for many years to come.

“Thank you, graphic design students and professor Michelle Schlegel, for making Animal Care Sanctuary your community outreach project this semester. It was very difficult to select just one winner out of so many unique, and well-thought through designs,” said Joan Smith-Reese, executive director for ACS.

Britney described how she looked closely at the ACS company logo and depicted her own dog and cat silhouettes to ride on the wine bottle, bringing the event's theme to life. She said her professor helped the class narrow down all their ideas to a few, and she is thrilled to have won.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the Wine & Whiskers Summer Event, July 21st from 5 pm to 9 pm at 11765 Route 6 in Wellsboro, PA. Please see to be a sponsor, purchase your tickets, or make a donation for the animals.

“We are delighted the MU students express such an interest in helping to care for, and love our furry, four-legged residents. With huge hearts, they donated bags of treats, toys, bedding, and food, and want to learn more about animal care, animal safety, shelter animal well-being, and being part of a center of excellence for all animals. We thank them from the bottoms of our hearts,” says Wendy Reber, ACS Community Liaison for Tioga County.

Animal Care Sanctuary is a dedicated, nurturing stepping stone for animals of all kinds. We have been a sanctuary for 45 years, and three years ago started the successful adoption program to find forever homes, NOT just “quick homes” for our animals.

In Wellsboro- Adoption Hours: Thurs – Mon. 10am to 4pm; Tues & Wed. 10am to 6pm
In East Smithfield – open Mon – Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am to 4 pm

Friday's Pitt-Bradford Bomb Threat Similar to Pitt-Oakland Threats

Pitt-Bradford Bomb Threat Similar to Pitt-Oakland Threats

The bomb threat that closed the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Hanley Library late this morning was similar to the threats received at the university’s main campus.

Pat Frantz Cercone, Pitt-Bradford’s Director of Communications and Marketing, tells WESB and The Hero the threat came in an email, which was immediately forwarded to Campus Security Director Dan Songer, who was also contacted by phone. Songer ordered an evacuation of the building at just before 11 a.m. At the same time, voice, e-mail and text messages were sent to people in the campus community who subscribe to the emergency notification system, she said.

Police sealed off the building and established a perimeter, and Bob Rinfrette of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department brought in his bomb dogs. The inside and outside of the building were thoroughly searched. No bomb was found, and people were told they could go back into the building at around 12:30 p.m., Cercone said.

The Bradford Township fire and police departments, Bradford City fire and police departments, state police, and the McKean County Sheriff’s Department and Emergency Management Agency were all on the scene.

Cercone said the campus community is grateful to everyone who responded.

The university's main campus has received about 70 bomb threats since mid-February, including five this morning. At first, the messages were scrawled on restrooms walls of campus buildings. More recently, they have been e-mailed to various people on campus or to Pittsburgh media outlets.

Earlier this week, similar threats were received at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Blind, California University of Pennsylvania, Point Park University and the Community College of Allegheny County.

Computer security experts say the emails are being sent via "anonymous remailers," which can route them through several countries, making it very difficult to trace a message to its source.

The Pittsburgh Joint Terrorism Task Force is working on the case. The university is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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BRADFORD, P.A - Pitt-Bradford will hold an open house for prospective students on Saturday, April 21, which will give them a chance to tour campus and meet with faculty and students.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

During the open house Pitt-Bradford faculty, staff and students are available to help answer any questions about the university that prospective students may have. A glimpse of student life and student services will be offered as well as information about admissions, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and a tour of the Pitt-Bradford campus.

“There are many unique and different students who attend this event,” said Vicky Pingie, associate director of admissions at Pitt-Bradford. “There are students who have already applied, those who have been admitted, transfer students, students referred from the Pittsburgh campus, seniors in high school who have not yet applied, and even juniors and sophomores in high school who have just started the college search process.”

Pingie said the needs of all these individual groups of students will be addressed by the different informational sessions that will be offered throughout the event.

A panel of students will talk about college life and their experiences at Pitt-Bradford. A faculty forum will be held in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons during the registration period to allow students to learn about college academics and specific programs offered at Pitt-Bradford.

After the presentations, student ambassadors will conduct tours of the campus.

Prospective students attending an open house will have their application fee waived.

For those who prefer to visit campus on a week day, the Admissions Office will hold First Friday information sessions in May and June.

The programs for First Friday begin at 10 a.m. in the Admissions Office, located on the first floor of the Hanley Library, and will include a presentation by the admissions office, a campus tour with a student ambassador and lunch.

“The event is designed to gather information that is important in the college decision-making process,” Pingie said. “Our First Friday events have become quite popular – our visitors have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, coaches, current students, tour campus and enjoy lunch in the KOA dining hall.”

For more information or to register for any admissions event, call the Pitt-Bradford Admissions Office at 814-362-7555 or 1-800-872-1787 or sign up on the Pitt-Bradford website at

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or

Vehicle Accident Reported On Wykoff Run Road

4/13/2012 3:07:02 PM



Camp Burglary in McKean County

Between the dates of April 1st and April 11th, a Burglary took place at a camp located on Eschrich Rd., Lafayette Twp., McKean Co., PA. Trooper Roger L. McCloskey was dispatched to assist victim James Jeschke,68. The actor(s) forcibly entered the camp but no items appeared to be stolen. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact PSP Kane at (814)-778-5555

Minor Injury In Early Morning Crash In Ceres Township

A one vehicle crash at 3:00 am Friday on Kings Run Road, north of McCrea Brook, in McKean County, resulted in only a minor injury to a passenger.

Terry M. Woolley, 47, of Shinglehouse, PA, did not seek treatment at the scene. She was a passenger in a 2007 Chevrolet Trail Blazer driven by Emogene A. Reed, 69, of Shinglehouse, PA.

Trooper Andrew R. Brothers said the crash occurred as Reed was traveling southbound on Kings Run Road when she fell asleep. Her vehicle left it's lane traveling onto the shoulder of the roadway, first impacting a tree with it's right side and second impacting an embankment with it's front undercarriage.

Reed was issued citations for Driving On Roadways Laned For Traffic and Careless Driving.

To Fill A Backpack Selling Hot Dogs And Other Goodies

The To Fill A Backpack program will be selling hot dogs and other goodies on Saturday the 14th (first day of fishing season) at Gustin's Auto & Truck.

We will begin serving around 10am and continue till we have nothing left.

We will have hot dogs, fancy hot dogs (chili dogs, kraut dogs and texas hots), brownies, chips, coffee, pop, water & juice boxes.

We will also have combo meals and take outs available.

You don't have to be a fisher person to stop in...everyone is welcome to come help support the To Fill A Backpack program. Check out our menu and hope to see you there.

DEP Invites Schools, Students to Join Fight Against Litter

DEP Invites Schools, Students to Join Fight Against Litter

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invite all Pennsylvania schools and school districts to join the Pennsylvania Litter-Free School Zone Program.

“Learning during childhood how to keep schools and neighborhoods clean and litter-free is a lifelong skill and value,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “Participating schools provide an example everyone can follow in making Pennsylvania a more beautiful place to live, work, play and learn.”

The program encourages students to keep their campuses and neighborhoods free of litter while boosting public awareness by displaying a Litter-Free School Zone sign outside the school. Participating schools will be eligible for a random drawing for one of two $250 cash prizes from the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association.

The program aims to prevent littering by teaching children about environmental stewardship.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful encourages schools to register their litter pickup or cleanup events with the Great American Cleanup of PA, online at Participants in the Great American Cleanup of PA are eligible for free supplies, such as bags, gloves and vests. Participating schools are required to report their results to the Great American Cleanup of PA and the Litter-Free School Zone program.

For more information about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and to register a school and get educational materials, visit or call 877-772-3673.

For more information about DEP’s Waste Management program, visit or call 717-783-9258.

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Agency to webcast April 23 staff reports and April 24 voting session

HARRISBURG – The agenda for the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners’ upcoming quarterly meeting, slated for April 23-24, was posted on the agency’s website ( today, and can be viewed by clicking the “Commissioners’ Meeting April 23-24” in the “Quick Clicks” box in the right-hand column of the homepage.

The Board meeting will be held in the auditorium of the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters to collect additional recommendations on the 2012-13 seasons and bag limits, and to conduct a workshop and formal meeting. The headquarters is at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg.

On Monday, April 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Board will hear public comments on the proposed 2012-13 hunting and furtaking seasons and bag limits. Individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – may begin to register at 7:45 a.m. on a first-come, first-to-speak basis. At the completion of the public comment period, the Board will receive various staff reports.

Additionally, on April 23, the Game Commission will begin its webcast of the Board’s meeting with the staff reports through its website ( for those unable to attend the meeting in Harrisburg. Those interested in viewing the meeting will be able to click on a special icon that will be placed on the agency’s website once the staff reports begin.

On Tuesday, April 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Game Commission will take up its prepared agenda to, among other things, give final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2012-13 and set antlerless deer license allocations for the 2012-13 seasons. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Those interested in viewing the meeting will be able to click on a special icon on the agency’s website beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Copies of agenda and minutes from prior Board meetings back to 2006 can be viewed on the Game Commission’s website ( by putting your cursor over “Resources” in the menu bar under the banner photo, moving your cursor over “Reports & Minutes” in the drop-down menu listing, and then clicking on “Commission Board Meeting Minutes” in the next drop-down menu listing.

Potter County To Seek Grant To Establish Park At North Fork Dam

County Considering Park At North Fork Dam

angleryes1Potter County officials want to establish a park at the North Fork Dam in the county’s northeastern corner, near Harrison Valley, but only if they can qualify for a state grant to cover much of the cost.

Several ideas are under discussion to capitalize on the recreational potential of the reservoir and surrounding property. The commissioners recently approved a resolution to seek funds from the Pa. Dept. of Natural Resources.

Plans for a park were drawn up by a consultant almost a decade ago. However, a funding plan had not been established, so the project was placed on hold while county officials continued to address structural and maintenance issues at the dam. Potter County owns the property around the dam, which was built for flood protection downstream in the Cowanesque River valley and beyond. North Fork Dam is a homogeneous earthfill dam, 622 feet long and 58 feet high. A video tour of the dam site (prior to 2010-11 rehabilitation work) is below.

North Fork Dam, tucked in the northeast corner of Potter County, PA near the town of Harrison Valley.

Fishing lake picnic/pavillion area and horseshoe pits are available to the public. Lots of open space to relax and take in the beauty.

North Fork Dam is a homogeneous earthfill dam 622 feet long and 58 feet high. The principal spillway is a two-stage drop inlet spillway with a 30' diameter reinforced concrete pipe. The riser unit is 2.5 feet by 7.5 feet and is 33 feet high. The emergency spillway is located on the left abutment and is formed by a trapezoidal shaped open cut in glacial sand clay and gravel. The bottom width of the spillway channel is 100 feet. The spillway exit channel is 482 feet long and discharges on the left hillside below the toe of the dam.

Food & Refreshments At Lyman Lake Saturday


The Friends of Lyman Run will be selling hot dogs, chili, and hot beverages Saturday at Lyman Lake to raise money for the upcoming Kid’s Fishing Derby which is scheduled for May 19.

Hot beverages will be on sale at 9:30 AM and hot dogs and chili will be ready to serve at 10:30 AM.

The food will be available right at the boat launch area from the Get Outdoor PA trailer next to the boat house.

The Friends of Lyman Run is a chapter of the non-profit PA Parks and Forests Foundation and is a group of volunteers who help the park with projects and programs.

Area business are also asked to contribute either donation dollars or prizes that would be appropriate for children 12 years and younger- prizes with an outdoor or nature theme. Hundreds of donation request letters have been sent out to the Potter County businesses, but the response has been extremely disappointing.

Children may participate in the fishing derby at no cost, are given a free lunch and also a Friends of Lyman Run backpack filled with goodies.

The backpacks have been paid for by sponsors Galeton Drug, GBMax Signs, Sweden Valley Inn and Ted Dennison Carpentry, but money is still needed to buy fish, food and prizes.

Over 130 children participated in last year’s derby and the Friends group is expecting that number to increase to around 200 this year. The children came from all over the county to fish in the specially designated derby area just below the dam.

All donations are tax-deductible as PA Parks and Forests Foundation is a 501 © 3 charity organization. Checks should be made out to PPFF – FOLR and can be mailed to the Lyman Run State Park office at 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922. Businesses that are interested in donating prizes should call the park office so they can be picked up by a FOLR member. The park office number is(814) 435-5010.

Come out and enjoy Trout opening day at Lyman Lake and plan to have lunch with us!

DCNR Warns Anglers, Others of High Woodland Fire Danger

DCNR Warns Anglers, Others of High Woodland Fire Danger
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania’s statewide trout season begins on April 14, prompting
the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to urge anglers and other
woodland visitors to take steps to prevent wildfires.

“We ask trout anglers and other visitors to be extremely careful because fire danger ranges from high to very high across much of the state,” DCNR Secretary Richard Allan said. “One act of carelessness could prove disastrous among tinder-dry conditions in some of our forests, where wildfire dangers climb with each day of sun and wind.”

Open fires are forbidden on state forestland when the fire danger is listed as high,
very high or extreme.

Recent wildfires driven by gusting winds and fueled by tinder-dry fields and forests have kept volunteer and Bureau of Forestry firefighters busy across much of the state.

Most serious was a blaze that threatened homes, forced evacuations and left
400 to 500 acres scorched in the French Creek State Park area of Berks County.
In the past week, bureau personnel have responded to more than 140 fires that
burned 1,201 acres, statewide.

Three fires, including the Berks County blaze and thers in Luzerne and Cameron counties, each burned more than 100 acres.

Allan cautioned that despite recent rain in some areas, lack of green foliage in the
spring, scant earlier rainfall, low humidity and sunny, windy days all have increased chances of forest and brush fires spreading. Such fires are almost always traced to human carelessness, he said.

Nearly 10,000 acres of state forest are burned by wildfires each year, and nearly 85
percent of all fires in Pennsylvania woodlands occur during the months of March,
April and May. Almost all of these fires threaten people and their homes, as well as trees and wildlife.

State forestry officials urge landowners to check with local municipalities to see if
outdoor burning is allowed, and to avoid entirely or use extreme caution when
burning trash and debris – one of the most common causes of wildfires.
Residents are also advised to create “safe zones” around homes and cabins by
removing leaves and other debris from the ground and rain gutters, stack firewood away from structures and trim overhanging branches.

The Bureau of Forestry is responsible for the prevention and suppression of
wildfires on Pennsylvania’s 17 million acres of private and state-owned woodlands.

For more information on wildfire prevention, contact local district foresters; call the Bureau of Forestry at 717-787-2925; or visit (select “Find a Forest” and then, “Wildfire”).

Bomb Threat at Pitt-Bradford

Bomb Threat at Pitt-Bradford

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford received a bomb threat this morning for the Hanley Library.

Everyone was told to evacuate the building.

The office of University President Dr. Livingston Alexander is in that building, but he was at the Bromeley Family Theater for the honor’s convocation.

We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

Pitt's main campus has received about 70 bomb threats since mid-February.

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Host Families Needed For Nitros Baseball Players

Nitros baseball ( is a summer baseball collegiate league that plays in Wellsville, NY and we are looking for host families who are willing to house a player for the 8 - 9 weeks season.

You do not have to live in Wellsville to host, we have families from all over, including Pennsylvania. We do try to keep within a 30 minute drive. We offer a small financial stipend to help assist the housing and hosts get in free to the ballgames. Players are responsible for their own personal items and transportation. We ask hosts to provide a bed and food.

If anyone is interested in hosting, they can email or telephone 585-808-8137. We are in URGENT need of homes for 8 players.

Just think, you could be hosting a future MLB player. We have had many players made the big leagues!

Bradford Township To West Branch Station

Bradford Township Fire Dept.
At 11:09 am on Friday, all available Bradford Township firefighters have been dispatched to assemble at the the West Branch Station and await arrival of Chief 15.

George E. Matis, 57, of 785 Wetmore Road, Kane, PA

George E. Matis, 57, of 785 Wetmore Road, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 9, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.

Born Sept. 6, 1954, in Kane, he was a son of the late George and Leverna Larson Matis.

George was a dairy farmer for many years and sold milk to several different producers in the area. He was also head sawyer for Kane Hardwood where he had been employed for 35 years.

Surviving are his longtime companion, Jane Bostjancic; 18 cousins, Karen Goodsell, Milena Danneker, Vinny Marold, Shirley Dodge, Jim Wood, Georgie Hulings, John Joel Matis, Marsha Flowers, Mark Matis, Linda Fiore, Debra Pashkow, Rosemary Swanson, Elizabeth Gabriel, Ron Mattis, Ziva Danneker, Kyra Danneker, Russell Marold, Joseph Marold; and two aunts, Marion Larson and Mary Mattis.

He also leaves behind his dogs, Bo and Sophie.

Family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. with the Rev. Marty Reynolds officiating.

Online condolences can be expressed at

It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to a friend and coworker here at Kane Hardwood. George just celebrated 35 years service with the company two weeks ago.

He will be missed for a long time to come. George took over his fathers farm 30 years ago at worked tirelessly to keep the farm his father and grandfather had built.

George for 35 years has milked cows morning and night all while working a 10 hour shift as a head sawyer and mill foreman.

Men of George’s conviction and honesty are a rare commodity in these times. We send our deepest condolences to Jane and the family.

Phil Williams
The Collins Companies
Kane Hardwood

Route 405 closed at crash scene in Montgomery

Travel Advisory
Route 405 closed at crash scene in Montgomery

A section of Route 405, between School House Road and the Route 54 intersection in Montgomery Borough is closed at the scene of a crash at this time.

Local detours are in effect.

5 year old male Chihuahua for adoption

5 year old male Chihuahua for adoption

my number is 965-4984

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Structure Fire Reported In Bradford

Structure Fire In Bradford
At 9:44 am on Friday, Bradford Township and Bradford City Firefighters have been dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 139 Congress Street in the city.
Fire is reported to be in an upstairs apartment.


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Ulysses Business Start Up One Of Four In Central PA To Get Ben Franklin Investment


On March 20, 2012, the Board of Directors for Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP, approved investments totaling $650,000 in four tech-based start-ups located in central Pennsylvania. The Center’s Board also approved funding for a university-based research project designed to develop a soil sampling protocol that will characterize job-site conditions.

For nearly 30 years, Ben Franklin has made investments in central Pennsylvania’s entrepreneurs, tech-based start-ups, and small manufacturers with the goal of assisting them in developing new technologies, hiring additional employees, and increasing sales. For more information on the program, click on

The companies that received a Ben Franklin investment are:

Located in Potter County, Headwaters LLC will build and operate a state-of-the-art water remediation and recycling facility in Ulysses, PA. The company’s process will clean hydro-fracing water to recyclable standards that can be re-used for natural gas drilling. Within 18 months, Headwaters LLC plans to have remediated and recycled more water than any other local facility. For more information,

A previous story in Solomon's words about the facility is HERE

Hot Mix Mobile, located in Lebanon County, designs and manufactures a mobile mix-on-site volumetric Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) system called the RoadMixer™.

The unit is truck mounted and delivers hot mix asphalt on-demand for the permanent repair of roads with little or no waste. The Roadmixer™ effectively eliminates the need for temporary “cold patching”. For more information,

Operating out of the TechCelerator@Carlisle in Cumberland County, CrimeWatch US has developed a software platform designed to operate on web and mobile technologies allowing law enforcement agencies to manage, organize, and control fugitive/offender information. The CrimeWatch portal is a control point for disseminating information to the general public, and encourages interaction across social media networks.

Located in Elk County, Super Abrasive Machining Innovation (SAMI) provides the latest in super abrasive machining capabilities to a wide range of markets. SAMI offers precision grinding at speeds as fast as those generated by single point machining, providing a cost effective stock removal process for even the most complex geometric shapes requiring tight tolerances. For more information,

Alpine Sales & Rental, located in Centre County, received an Innovation Adoption Fund Grant to assist them with a R&D project they are having conducted at Penn State University. The project is designed to develop a soil sampling protocol to effectively characterize jobsite conditions. This information allows for optimized equipment selection in terms of power, torque, and speed when blending soil. For more information,