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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Coudersport Tractor-Trailer Driver Unhurt In Fatal Texas Crash

Midland County crash kills man

Honda rams into trailer on highway

SAN ANGELO, Texas — A San Angelo man died Friday in Midland County’s 25th fatal vehicle crash of 2013.

Julio Ricky Aguero, 25, was driving east on State Highway 158 about 4:30 p.m. when his 2008 Honda passenger car veered into the oncoming lane and crashed into a trailer pulled by a 2011 Peterbilt tractor, the Department of Public Safety reported.

The truck driver, Martin Dehn, of Coudersport, Pa., was uninjured.

Aguero was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Joe Matlock, Midland County Precinct 1. Read more...

34th Annual Show At Allegheny Mountain Engine & Implement Association in Port Allegany, PA

34th Annual Show and Demonstration
Allegheny Mountain Engine & Implement Associaton, Port Allegany PA

July 26th -28th, 2013
Gates Open at 9:00 Each Day
Featured Item: Oil Field Equipment
2nd Item is Wash Day Items
Looking forward to seeing all our friends and to even make New ones.

... Something for everyone to enjoy. Come out to see our Engines, Tractors, Flea Markets, Vendors, Displays, kiddie tractor pedal pull Friday and Sat. at 2:00. Saturday at 6:00 pm White Elephant Auction helps raise money for our club insurance. 50/50 raffles, Black Smith this year added, quilting, spinning wheel, childrens' games. 

Food served on the grounds until 5:00 daily. Water, coffee, tea, and pop served daily.
Fri. Roast Beef dinner
Sat. Pork Roast dinner
Just a few of the Special events.

Fred O. Bear, 85, of Mt. Holly Springs, PA

Fred O. Bear
Fred O. Bear, 85, of Mt. Holly Springs, PA, passed away Thursday evening at his home. He was born February 17, 1928 in Carlisle to the late J. Raymond and Elsie Porter Bear and was a retired brick layer belonging to Local Union # 71.

Fred was a member of the Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson Twp., and the Mt. Holly Springs Fish & Game Club where he was a Director for 20 years and helped to rebuild the building after a fire destroyed it. He loved baseball; Fred organized the Mt. Holly Springs Little League and was the first manager of the former Joseph Gibson Funeral Home Team which won the championship the first year.

Fred was the last family member of the Little Bailey Run Hunting Camp in Potter County. 

He was a member of the AARP, Life member of NRA, Past Commander of the South Mountain American Legion Post 674, and also belonged to the VFW Post 7343, Eagles Aerie 1299 and the Cumberland Star Lodge # 197. He was an Army Veteran during WWII serving 1946 through 1948.

Fred is survived by his wife, Kathryn Warner Bear and three daughters, Diana K. (Dale) Thomas of Mt. Holly Springs, Janet I. (Randy) Mellinger of Montana and Cynthia A. (George) Lybrand of Gardners. Fred had 5 grandchildren, 1 step grandson, 6 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. Also, surviving is his brother, Howard (Vesta) Bear and his twin sisters, Helen Marie Witmer and Ella (George) Nickel, all of Carlisle.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 AM in the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs with Revs. Eric Anderson and Dave Clark officiating, Interment will be in the Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Twp. A viewing will be held Monday evening, July 22, from 6 to 8 PM in the funeral home and 1 hour prior to services on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice For All Seasons, 2741 Paxton St., Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17111 or to the Amelia S. Givin Free Library, 114 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065.

Two Lost Dogs Roulette

Lost Dogs


Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 10:23 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been called to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

Potter-McKean Undefeated 13/14 Yr. Olds Going To States/ Donations Appreciated





ATTN: Lost Cat Found

My 3yr old cat named Scarlett managed to escape out of a window screen this morning around 9am on main St in Ulysses. 

She is a short haired cat with a black/orange/gold tortoise shell coloration on her

 I just found her, thank your for re-posting earlier this evening!

Tighter On-Lot Sewage System Regulations Nixed

Tighter On-Lot Sewage System Regulations Nixed

sewageProposed stronger regulations on-lot sewage disposal near Pennsylvania’s high-quality and exceptional value streams were recently rejected by the state legislature. The rules that would have limited nitrate discharges from septic systems and prohibited landowners from installing systems within a 150-foot buffer zone around the special waterways. 

Supporters claimed the restrictions are needed to protect a precious and dwindling natural resource. Opponents argued the new regulations would restrict land development and drive up costs. They further alleged the state does not have the science to support the limits, and they said restrictions should take into account specific conditions of each site, such as groundwater recharge rates, soils, topography and other factors. 

Lawmakers responded to the debate by passing HB 1325 and SB 946 clarifying the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act to ensure that properly designed on-lot systems continue to be permitted at locations as regulated by county planning regulations.

Pole Goes Thru Windshield After Truck Takes Down Lines

Pickup/Motorcycle Crash North Of Knoxville

Knoxville Fire Dept. & Valley Ambulance have been dispatched to a crash between a pickup truck and a motorcycle on the S curves on Rt. 249, north of Knoxville. 2 people are reported injured.
2:38 PM--2nd medic requested. Two helicopters requested.

Chillin Out ice cream truck will start serving Roulette on Sunday, July 21st Continuing Every Sunday

Chillin Out ice cream truck will start serving Roulette on Sunday, July 21st  and will be there every Sunday 


Monday's & Friday's------------- Galeton

Wednesday's----------------------- Shinglehouse

Thursday's & Saturday's -------- Coudersport

Sunday's - Austin & Roulette & Sweden Valley

P.s we will be serving Roulette starting July 21st.

814 Fit Club FREE Sessions Today at 3 & 6 PM at the Westgate Inn

7-20  "814" FIT CLUB--2 Sessions

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swepi Lp in Rutland Twp, Tioga County

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swepi Lp in Rutland Twp, Tioga County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2013-07-17 to Swepi Lp in Rutland Twp, Tioga county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Free Yard Sale Ads At Solomon's Auctions & Yard Sales

7-21 Huge Sale Roulette
7-21 Garage Sale-Port Allegany
7-21 Multi Family Yard Sale-Shinglehouse
7-21 Multi Family Garage Sale--Coneville
7-23/24/25/26 Country Blessings Open
7-26 Fridays At OV Library Yard Sales
7-27 Multi-Family Yard Sale
8-8/9/10 Genesee Township Yard Sale
8-30 Please Help the Potter County Habitat for Hum...
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Richard H. Lepold, 71 of Cranesville, PA

Richard H. Lepold
Richard H. Lepold, 71 of Cranesville, PA, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born July 16, 1942 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a son of Edna Lepold Mahon and the late Henry Lepold.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1964 and later deployed to Vietnam where he served with the 5th Howitzer Battalion, 27th Artillery. He transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves in 1966 and subsequently discharged in 1970. He received the Sharpshooters Badge, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Upon his discharge he worked in Pipeline Construction in the Coudersport area where he later managed a service station. He later lived in Texas working as a carpenter and truck driver, moving to the Erie area in 1996.

He was a member of the Girard American Legion Post #494, where he was active in the Honor Guard, a Life Member of the Springfield VFW Post# 4965. He was a Cleveland Indians and Browns fan; a NASCAR and Tony Stewart fan and enjoyed hunting and gardening.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Anne Sherwood and a brother, Leonard "Tuffy" Mahon.

He will be sadly missed by his family which in addition to his mother, Edna and stepfather, Leonard Mahon, includes his wife, Donna Johnston Lepold; two daughters, Rose Guthrie (Melvin Jr.) Lori Prince (Chuck); two sons, Richard Lepold (Chris), Brad Lepold (Sherry); a step daughter, Leslie Jo Beere (Rodney); two step sons, Lawrence Smith, Travis Smith; three sisters, Alice Burgett (Dana), Cherie Shall, Kristine Landen; (Eric) five brothers, Terry Lepold (Sue), Leo Lepold, Rocky Mahon, Don Mahon, (Rita), Jerry Mahon; twelve grandchildren; He is survived by 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-children and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend memorial hours on Monday from 2 p.m. to the time of Military Honors at 4 p.m. at Edder Funeral Home Inc., 309 Main St. East, Girard.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the "Honor Project" C/O Lake Erie Community FCU, 721 Rice Ave., Girard, PA 16417.

Wayne R. Crum, 62, of Shinglehouse, PA

Wayne R. Crum

Wayne R. Crum, 62, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013 at his residence with his loving wife by his side after a long illness.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

Galeton Rabies Clinic Today Form 1 to 4 in Galeton

7-20 Galeton Rabies Clinic

Verizon Service Restored In Harrisburg Area

Video--5K Walk/Run Against Domestic Violence in Roulette, PA

Everyone is Invited To An Evening Of Live Worship Music and More....

Galeton Rotary Club News

Galeton Rotary Club News

The Galeton Rotary Club met on July 18th at the Ox Yoke Inn. Vice President Pete Folk presided. Guests were Linda Yonkin, George Bowen and State Trooper Mike Knight.

Some final plans were discussed relating to the upcoming Woodsmen's Show being held at Cherry Springs on August 2,3 4. This is the club's primary fund raiser.

Carl Ripley was in charge of the program. Carl presented State Trooper Mike Knight from the Williamsport barracks. Mike gave a very interesting program about gun ownership and the state "stand your ground " law. Mike entertained many questions about this law and about the recent trial in Florida.

PennDOT Seeks Public Input through Online Safety Survey

PennDOT Seeks Public Input through Online Safety Survey

Harrisburg – PennDOT is seeking motorists’ input on highway safety, traffic safety enforcement and driving behaviors through an online survey at

“Our top priority is safety, and it’s valuable to see the public’s opinions on traffic safety laws, their behaviors, and how we communicate with them,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “Using this information, we can get a glimpse of whether people are aware of our safety efforts, as well as their perception of consequences for unsafe behaviors.”

The brief survey will be available until Aug. 2 and focuses on highway safety issues such as seat belts, impaired driving, speeding, motorcycles and distracted driving. People completing the survey may remain anonymous, but are asked to provide their gender, age and county of residence.

More than 3,300 people responded to last year’s survey. Last year’s notable results included that, in the previous 60 days, nearly 77 percent of respondents said they had not driven a motor vehicle within two hours after consuming alcoholic beverages. Also, 93 percent of drivers indicated they used a seat belt all or most of the time.

On survey questions related to speeding, 74 percent of respondents reported that on highways with posted speed limits of 65 mph, they never or rarely drive faster than 70 mph, an increase from 45 percent of responses in 2011.

Last year’s survey also asked about texting or emailing while driving. Eighty-one percent of respondents were aware of the state’s law prohibiting text-based communication while driving, which went into effect in March 2012. In addition, 95 percent of those surveyed indicated that they never or rarely text message or email while driving, an increase from 91 percent in 2011.

Two Unsolicited P3 Transportation Proposals will be Submitted for P3 Board Approval

Two Unsolicited P3 Transportation Proposals will be Submitted for P3 Board Approval

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania’s Office of Public Private Partnerships (P3) today announced that due to legislation signed by Governor Tom Corbett in 2012, it has received six unsolicited proposals for transportation projects, two of which will be considered by the P3 board this fall.

“Governor Corbett wisely insisted that P3 projects play a vital role in helping to meet or expand transportation services, and today we are happy to announce that two projects will be delivered to the P3 board this fall for their concurrence,” PennDOT Secretary and P3 Board Chairman Barry J. Schoch said.

In early May, PennDOT announced that it was accepting proposals from the private sector on innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports.

While six proposals were received, the department recommended that two projects be considered by the P3 board at their meeting in September. These projects offered innovative solutions and opportunities for PennDOT to partner with the private sector.

One of the proposals that will be sent to the P3 board was submitted by Paoli-based Site Acquisition Services, Inc. Their proposal calls for working with PennDOT to identify and market PennDOT-controlled structures such as bridges, signs, buildings and maintenance facilities where wireless antennas and related equipment can be attached. The company would then market those opportunities to wireless service providers that may find those locations desirable to improve signals in the surrounding areas. PennDOT would receive a “rental fee” for the use of its facilities.

The other proposal being sent to the P3 board is from Bentley Systems, Inc., in Exton. Their proposal calls for PennDOT to replace its aging Automated Permit Routing Analysis System (APRAS), used to issue special hauling permits, with the company’s commercially available turn-key system already deployed in neighboring states.

Board approval would allow the department to proceed with advertising a Request for Proposals (RFP) based on the concepts in the unsolicited proposal. The RFP process will ensure any products or services are competitively purchased and achieve maximum value for the state and its taxpayers.

In addition to the two proposals moving for board consideration, PennDOT has recommended conducting more detailed studies on two other proposals. One proposal calls for the installation of a secure, high-speed wireless network along 200 miles of navigable waterways in western Pennsylvania. PennDOT also recommended a more detailed study on a proposal to construct a new Capital Area Transit maintenance facility.

Two proposals were not selected for action because they lacked necessary research to demonstrate their feasibility or because details were not specific.

In September 2012, Corbett signed into law the Public and Private Partnerships for Transportation Act, which authorized P3 projects in Pennsylvania. This law allows PennDOT and other transportation authorities and commissions to partner with private companies to participate in delivering, maintaining and financing transportation-related projects.

As part of the P3 law, the seven-member Public Private Transportation Partnership Board was appointed to examine and approve potential public-private transportation projects. If the board determines a state operation or project would be more cost-effectively administered or delivered by a private company, the department or appropriate transportation agency can advertise a competitive RFP and enter into a contract with a company to completely or partially deliver the transportation-related service or project.

To learn more about P3 in Pennsylvania, visit

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2013-07-10 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2354 25H 50718 in Shippen Twp township, Cameron county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cinco C's Alpacas Annual Open House Saturday, July 20

Jack Titus Estate Public Auction Saturday, July 20, 2013 In Bradford, PA

Empereon Has Immediate Opening For Quality Auditor in Coudersport, PA

Space Available At Westgate Offices In Coudersport

Galeton Woman Jailed For Megan's Law Violation

My kids dog is missing from Turtlepoint

My kids dog is missing from Turtlepoint.  We are missing him.
Neldora Lawrence

He is found  

911 Outage

A 9-1-1 outage has occurred in Adams County affecting Verizon cellular customers. Any Adams County resident that cannot reach 911 by phone, please call or report to your local fire or police station for immediate assistance. 

Our main 911 center is inoperable and we are operating from our Alternate 911 Center. This is the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency for Adams County.

65 Verizon Cell Towers Down/Verizon Cell Traffic Wiped Out In South Central PA

abc27 News
From Verizon Wireless: 65 cell towers are down in the Harrisburg area. This impacts all basic & smart phone services. Verizon has crews working on it and hopes to have it up and running by 11pm.
UPDATE: PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS: Verizon still doesn't know what exactly is causing the outage. But this does impact Verizon Wireless customers Adams, Franklin, Cumberland and Perry Counties. We are told as soon as the network engineers know what caused the outage they will call abc27. We will have an update on abc27 New nightside at 11.

500 Ginseng Plant Roots worth $2,000. Stolen from Property On Barnum Road

Harassment Charges After Man Grabbed By Throat

Found Tom Cat On Empson Road

Found Tom Cat On Empson Road
This very friendly and talkative young tomcat has shown up at 550 Empson Rd, Ulysses.  If you know who he belongs to please call 848-7992.

1st Annual 5K Walk/Run for Domestic Violence at 6:30 Tonight In Roulette

Enviromentalist Says 200,000 Gallons Of Oil & Gas Wastewater Dumped In Allegheny River In Warren

Environmentalists Say Oil and Gas Waste Water Still Discharged into Allegheny River

By Katie Colaneri
State Impact

Clean Water Action says the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental of Protection continues to allow oil and gas waste water to be discharged into the Allegheny River.

The environmental group says Waste Treatment Corporation is dumping high levels of chloride, bromide, lithium, strontium, radium-226, and radium-228 into the river without a current permit.

Clean Water Action director Myron Arnowitt says the plant’s discharge of 200,000 gallons of wastewater a day is putting more than 125,000 pounds of salt into the Allegheny River every day. Arnowitt says his organization has taken steps to sue the Waste Treatment Corporation.

“Government agencies have not taken their proper actions to enforce the Clean Water Act, so that’s why we’re doing it,” Arnowitt said, noting that there is now a 60 day window before a federal court could take up the suit. “At a certain point, we couldn’t wait any longer.”  Read more...

Get Drabee's Italian Ice At St. Eulalia Community Festival In Coudersport Tonite & Saturday

Champion Orthopedics Offering Free Coaches Clinic Tuesday Evening

Weekly News From Pennsylvania Dept. Of Agriculture

Message from George Greig, Secretary of Agriculture We live in a great state with a fantastic ag industry. This week it was our fruit growers’ chance to shine, when PA hosted the International Fruit Tree Assoc. tour through our “fruit belt,” the fertile, rolling hills of Adams Co. that are well-suited to growing fruit trees. I caught up with PA growers, but also met some from across the world. They came to learn from our best and brightest at the PSU Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville. It’s where our researchers and Penn State Extension Educators partner with the growers they serve to lead the way in research, tech improvements and production practices. Innovations don’t just occur in research, but in new ways of keeping our orchards relevant. Whether it’s groundbreaking production and distribution methods, social media and direct marketing or agritourism with festivals, entertainment and educational events, our fruit growers are keeping their industry strong. I’m proud that our fruit industry has a chance to show why grown in PA makes a difference to our peers from across the globe.
EAB Continues its March Across PA
Confirmed in two additional counties, Emerald Ash Borer has made its appearance most recently in Warren and Bradford Co. Within three years of being attacked, an entire ash tree can be killed by the infestation. PA residents are reminded to not move firewood more than 50 miles from its origin – burn it where you buy it. If you believe you have found Emerald Ash Borer or any other plant pest in a new area email or call PDA's toll-free automated pest hotline at 1-866-253-7189.
All American Gearing Up for 50th Anniversary Show
Six days filled with 22 shows featuring North America's top dairy cattle is quickly approaching: Sept. 7-12. The 50th All-American Dairy Show Premium List is now available, all open show and Premier National Junior Events entries and payments are due Aug. 9. The last day for late entries is Aug. 23. Online registration is available.
Ayrshire, Guernsey Families Celebrate 50 Years at AADS
The Patrick family of Maple Dell Ayrshires, Woodbine, Md., and the Marchezak family of Twin Brook Farm, Bentleyville, Washington Co., have been showing at the All-American Dairy Show since its inception a half-century ago. Both families’ All-American histories are filled with vision, success and giving back to the show that has shaped generations and helped define their operations.
PDA Updates Biosecurity Policy
To protect PA ag, PDA has issued guidance to its staff to ensure that they are taking proper biosecurity measures when visiting ag sites. For instance, the updated guidance addresses the importance of maintaining clean equipment and clothing while conducting activities on an ag site.
SCC Recognizes Outstanding Members, County Program
During its meeting Monday, the State Conversation Commission recognized four individuals and a county program for their service to PA's environment. Awards included: SCC Distinguished Service Award, Harold Kulp, Chester Co.; Distinguished Service Award, Michael W. Lovegreen, Bradford Co.; Leadership Excellence Award, Phyllis Hopple, Crawford Conservation District; Leadership Excellence Award, Lebanon Conversation District Board of Directors; Service Recognition Award, Jack Dehoff, York Co.
Federal Trans. Dept. Grants Livestock Hauler Waivers
A rest break provision in federal livestock transport rules is waived for the rest of the warm-weather transport season. Normally haulers are limited to a 70-hour workweek and must take 30 minutes of rest for every eight hours of service. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's rules seek to improve safety for drivers, but the rest break provision is being waived through Oct. 9 to protect the health of livestock being transported during summer months.
Western PA FFA Conf. Develops Future Ag Leaders
More than 100 FFA members and advisors from Crawford, Erie and Lawrence counties cruised to Conneaut Lake for the two-day Western PA FFA Leadership Conference. Sec. Greig welcomed PA ag's future leaders during opening ceremonies. Members learned through leadership sessions on ag careers, communication, goals and service.
No-Till Conference Shows Farmers Benefits of Practice
PA No-Till Alliance hosted Farmer-to-Farmer field days across PA July 16-18, with host farms and guest speakers sharing how no-till systems improve soil quality, productivity and profitability. Sec. Greig and Dep. Pechart joined field day attendees during the July 16 session in Willow Street, Lancaster Co.

C&N Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

C&N Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

WELLSBORO, PA – Citizens & Northern Corporation (C&N) announced its unaudited, consolidated financial results for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2013.

Second quarter 2013 net income was $4,974,000, or $0.40 per basic and diluted share, up from $0.38 per share in the first quarter 2013 and down from $0.46 per share in the second quarter 2012. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 totaled $9,680,000, or $0.78 per share, representing an annualized return on average assets of 1.56% and an annualized return on average equity of 10.57%. Net income for the first six months of 2013 was down from $0.92 per share for the first six months of 2012.

Click for complete results.

Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 Dispatched To Sweden Manor

At 3:19 PM on Friday Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 were dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

Paving project on two routes in Lycoming County starts July 29

Paving project on two routes in Lycoming County starts July 29

A resurfacing project on two state routes in Lycoming County is set to begin July 29.

The $543,000 contract will be to mill and pave Route 2045 (Fairfield Road) in Fairfield Township and a section of Route 2026 (Brushy Ridge Road), part in the township and part in Montoursville Borough. The paving on Fairfield Road will start at Broad Street and extend under Interstate 180. The paving on Brushy Ridge Road will be from Fairview Drive to Fairfield Road.

This work will be performed using single-lane closures during the day with flaggers controlling traffic flow. Motorists should plan extra time for their travels.

Prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. is scheduled to have the project completed by late August.

This project will provide a new, smooth riding surface.

WESB Updates Their Facebook Cover

Click above to go to WESB Facebook Page

Arrest Made In Domestic Incident In Woodhull

Capitol Updates From Representative Martin Causer

On Facebook Website Bio Latest News State Forms Photo Gallery Contact
Capitol Update
Friday, July 19, 2013 The latest news from the State Capitol

11th Annual Senior Citizens Expo Coming Soon!

The 11th Annual Senior Citizens Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Sports and Fitness Building gymnasium.

The event features dozens of vendors that offer helpful information for senior citizens and their caregivers, such as health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing, personal safety and more. This is a great opportunity to gather a wealth of helpful information all in one place. In addition, health screenings will be offered and lunch will be served.

For more information, contact my Bradford office at (814) 362-4400. A second expo is being planned in Roulette on Friday, Oct. 11. Looking forward to seeing you at one or both of these great events!
Fair Season is Upon Us

Summer is in full swing, and our local county fairs are just a couple weeks away! Fairs offer an array of fun, affordable family activities while also showcasing our state’s top industry: agriculture.

Be sure to mark your calendars and make plans to come out to at least one, if not all, of our local fairs in the 67th Legislative District:
 • Potter County Fair, July 28-Aug. 3.  
 • Cameron County Fair, Aug. 2-10
 • McKean County Fair, Aug. 10-17.  
For a full list of fairs across the state, click here
Website Aids Jobseekers

The latest edition of a free website that connects employers with potential employees in Pennsylvania is now available.

The JobGateway website allows potential employees to post their resumes and find job recommendations tailored to their specific skill sets, allowing employers to search through the resumes to easily find qualified candidates.

More than 300,000 job seekers visited the site in the past month, and more than 2.5 million job applications have been posted on the site since it went live last year. The website sees an average of around 200,000 job openings at any given time and around 3,500 new jobs are posted each day.

Click here to visit the site.  
Reminder: Temporary Schedule Change at Coudersport Office

Just a reminder that my Coudersport office, located at 107 S. Main St., will be closed on Fridays through the end of the month due to temporary staffing changes. Should you need assistance on Fridays, you may reach the Bradford office by calling, toll-free, 1-866-437-8181. Information and links to a variety of state forms are also available online at my website. I apologize for any inconvenience.  

Emporium Checking Out Possible CO Poisoning

Address: 504 E ALLEGANY AVE
Cross Streets: NEW ST * DEXTER ST


7/19/2013 2:21:10 PM

Leetonia Road bridge replacement project starts July 24

Leetonia Road bridge replacement project starts July 24

A PennDOT bridge crew in Tioga County will begin a bridge replacement project on state-owned structure (SR 3001) on Leetonia Road in Elk Township on Wednesday July 24.

The project is located approximately 1.7 miles north of the village of Leetonia.

The exiting 12'-long twin-cell pipe culvert, built in 1967, carries Leetonia Road over Buck Run. The existing bridge is classified as structurally deficient.

The old structure will be removed and the site will be prepared to receive a precast concrete rigid-frame culvert. The roadway approaches will then be reconstructed and all other work needed to open the new bridge to traffic will be done.

While the project is under way, the road will be closed at the bridge. Traffic will be detoured onto Route 414 in Lycoming and Tioga counties, Broughton Hollow Road, Stony Fork Road, Stony Fork School Road, Route 660, Airport Road, Route 362 and Route 6.

The new bridge is expected to be in service by mid-September, weather permitting.

Goodies For Our Troops 7-19/20 &21

Conservation Order Lifted/Boil Water Order Continues for Town of Carroll/Frewsburg water customers

Issued By: Chautauqua County Dept. of Health
Affected Jurisdictions: Chautauqua County

The Boil water order continues to be in effect for Wigren and Ivory Road area of Frewsburg Water District until further notice.

A boil water order remains in effect for the following area of Frewsburg until further notice. Ivory St. from the Rio Restaurant Northeast to the end of the water district, Valley View Drive, Rice Avenue, Rio Drive, Wigren Road, Nash Avenue, and Diamond Drive. Bring all water for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth or coffee making to a roiling boil for one to three minutes before consuming. Hydrants will be flushed over the next two or three days to get fresh, clean water throughout the area. Water samples will then be collected and analyzed. After two consecutive days of good samples, the boil water order will be lifted by the Health Department.

Conservation Order Lifted
The water system has returned to normal operations so the Conserva­tion order that was issued to the entire town yesterday evening has been lifted.

Mental Evaluation Ordered For St. Marys Man

Evaluation ordered in threats case

By Katie Weidenboerner
DuBois Courier Express

A St. Marys man charged with making terroristic threats and assault will be evaluated to determine if he is competent to represent himself.

Joshua Lee Coffey, 25, 1251 E. Eschbach Road, St. Marys, is charged with two counts each of making terroristic threats and assault following an incident in which allegedly he wielded a kitchen knife while threatening to kill his mother and her boyfriend.

The affidavit of probable cause says he made the threats because, “Joshua claimed the meat he was given to eat was pork, which was against his Muslim religion.”

Attorney George Daghir filed a motion for competency exam with the Elk County Court of Common Pleas June 20. The motion was granted following a lengthy hearing Thursday.

Coffey will be sent to Torrence State Hospital in Westmoreland County for a mental health evaluation. Read more....


80 Railroad Ave.
PO Box 253
Roulette, PA  16746-0253
(814) 544-7549 – Office

Friday, July 19, 2013



Monday & Wednesday - 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday- 7:30 - 4:00 p.m.*
 *except the second Thursday of each month (Township Supervisors monthly meeting at 6:00 PM) office will close at 2 p.m.*
Friday - 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

We will also close at 2 p.m. on bill day which is usually the last day of the month or the first business day following the last day of the month.

We will be closing at 2 p.m. the day the bills are due by 2 p.m., usually is the 20th of each month unless it falls on a Saturday or Sunday then it will be first business day following the 20th of the month.
Nita Spencer
                                                            Roulette Township Supervisors


7/19/2013 12:46:17 PM


Owner Still Looking For Lost Dogs/Reward Offered

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Wildcat Road

At 10:21AM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to Wildcat Road in Sharon Township.

1st Annual 5K Walk/Run For Domestic Violence Awareness Today At 6:30 PM

DEP eNOTICE - Regulation Update

On 7/16/2013, the EQB took the action noted on the following proposed regulation:

Oil and Gas Well Fee Amendments - Approved

You will be notified when the approved proposed regulation is published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin for public comment.

The DEP e-NOTICE Application is a service provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Potter County Farmers' Market will be held on Friday afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The Potter County Farmers' Market will be held on Friday afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m., weather permitting. 

The following growers and vendors are planning to offer their wares for sale on the corner of East Second and North East Streets in downtown Coudersport.

Cinco C's Alpacas: Raw fleece, roving, yarn, alpaca tea bags, felted soaps and some onions. Stop by and visit the alpacas, too!

Fitzgerald Family Farm: Maple syrup, honey, soap, jams, jellies, and preserves. cucumbers and perhaps green beans.

Wooleylot Farm: Fresh Garlic bulbs, onions and shallots.

Card Creek Trading Post: Biscotti, scones, lemon squares, cookies, baked goods, artisan breads, garden fresh cucumber tomato salad ready for your dinner table, brown eggs

Metzger Heritage Organic Farm: Heirloom tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, leafy head lettuce, fresh herbs.

Miles Farm Produce: Raspberries, blueberries, currants, lettuce, green onions, cucumbers.

Alpaca Creations: Hand-knit keyhole scarves, long scarves, convertible and fingerless mittens, insoles, shawls, socks, hats, handspun and hand-dyed yarns by Teresa Genaux, Juried Artisan on the Pa. Wilds Artisan Trail.

Cinco C's Alpacas Annual Open House Saturday, July 20

Space Available At Westgate Offices In Coudersport

Full Time RN or LPN Nursing Position Available At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport, PA

Empereon Has Immediate Opening For Quality Auditor in Coudersport, PA

Thursday, July 18, 2013

No Injuries In Looker Mountain Trail Rollover Crash

Think About It

What Does God Want?

John 6 records the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand. The following day, the crowds started to gather again to see Jesus. Having had their bellies filled the day before, they wanted more. In fact, Jesus even states that when he said, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs, (John 6:26). Like many today, they were consumers, looking to get from God what they wanted. Jesus attempts to refocus them when he says, “But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval” (John 6:27). Like many today, they took this and immediately asked “What does God want us to do?” Jesus replied, “This is what God wants you to do: Believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:28-29).

What does God want? Simply to believe in the one he sent. What do we do? We add to it by adding a list of expectations. Believe and pray, believe and go to church, believe and do kind acts, believe and… Why is it that we always seem to want to add something to believing? The thief on the cross did nothing other than believe, (Luke 23:32-43). The people back in Jesus day did it, and we do it today.

Remember the rich young ruler? He told Jesus that he had kept every commandment there was, but when Jesus told him to sell all that he had and follow him, he couldn’t do it, (Luke 10:17-22). Why? Because he was more interested in doing for God, then being for God. Very similar, but one is works, the other is faith.

I’ve heard many complain that they can never seem to please God. They view their circumstances, health, and problems as being directly related to God and that somehow their plight is directly related to missing the mark. Consequently, God is the problem for all of their wows and if they could only find the right formula, God would be happy and their lives would be better. Reality states that believing doesn’t constitute a lack of troubles. In fact it actually may bring more on. Think about it.


Jack Titus Estate Public Auction Saturday, July 20, 2013 In Bradford, PA

Everyone is Invited To An Evening Of Live Worship Music and More....

The annual motorcycle ride Rock and Roar is coming to Westfield Saturday

***Important travel information****  
Saturday, July 20th between 1:30 pm and 3 pm Main Street will be closed between the red light and Maple Street. 
The annual motorcycle ride Rock and Roar is coming to town. At approximately 2:30 when the bikes leave there will be major traffic delays due to the bridge construction. 
Come out and check out all the motorcycles just please be patient.

Thompson Joins Bipartisan “No Labels” Problem Solvers Group

Thompson Joins Bipartisan “No Labels” Problem Solvers Group
 Group of 80 members of the House and Senate unveil legislative package
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced he has joined “No Labels,” a bipartisan group of Members of Congress from the House and Senate who have committed to meet on a regular basis to build trust and find common ground among political parties on a range of policy issues.

“I reach across the aisle on every single piece of legislation I introduce. It’s the only way to actually get something some in this town. But this group is looking to create a larger dialogue and greater trust among Members of Congress from different parties and with different philosophies,” said Thompson. “It’s a constructive group that is looking to advance solutions on a non-partisan basis, which I support.”

Members of “No Labels” are referred to as “Problem Solvers.” The group has focused its initial meetings on building consensus around proposals to make government more efficient, effective and less wasteful.

Thompson, who on regular basis has been attending meetings with the group, today joined with more than 70 “No Labels” members to announce a package of nine bills that the group has offered to demonstrate how and where common ground can be achieved.  

“Americans have rejected partisan gridlock and are calling on Washington to tackle the tough issues and put forward solutions,” stated Thompson. “This package elevates a number of concrete proposals and provides a template for how Democrats and Republicans can work together as problem solvers.”

Thompson has worked on an individual basis with numerous members of the group, including Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), who joined Thompson in introducing the Forest Products Fairness Act, and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA), who joined Thompson in introducing the Recovering Service Members Disability Benefits Act.

"The more members we can bring together to work across the aisle on a consistent basis helps to build trust, and ultimately, a legislative branch that functions a whole lot better," Thompson added.     

Thompson is a cosponsor to numerous bill within the package, including the No-Budget, No-Pay Act, which passed the House earlier this year.

·         Click here to view the full list of No Labels members.
·         Click here to learn more about the legislative package.

Signups Continue for Port Allegany Youth Football

Signups Continue for Port Allegany Youth Football

Football signup forms can still be submitted through July 31, 2013 for any child 8-11 years of age.

Sign up Fees are $50 per player for required league insurance and equipment maintenance.

Please download the Signup form on our Facebook page Port Allegany Youth Football or here on Solomon’s words.

Community members, would you be willing to sponsor a player who cannot afford the $50 signup fee? Please email for more information.

Click to view form.

Galeton Development Corp. Meeting

Galeton Development Corp. Meeting

By Henry Lush
The Galeton Development Corp. Meet at 7:30AM at the Brick House Deli. There were 12 members present. B.J.Lowther Rural Health Center Coordinator of Cole Memorial Hospital, reported that the Galeton Health Center is staffed to provide patient care Monday thru Friday. Cole is conducting many interviews to locate a replacement for Dr. Callahan. In the meantime, the center is serving the community on a daily basis

The Chamber of Commerce report was made by Andrew Lychalk. He reported that the 4th of July parade was a success, perhaps the best parade in years. 21 units were marching and riding this year. The parade raffle was successful and helped to defray parade costs.

John Ziegler gave the Rotary report. Doug Reeves is the new club president taking over from Beth Hoff, Pete Folk is vice president, John is secretary, Joe Iaquinto is treasurer and Mike Callahan is the sgt at arms. The three day Woodsmen's Show will be held at Cherry Springs on August 2,3, 4. There will be more vendors and chain saw carvers this year.

Galeton Borough Council/authority report was given by Mike Plummer. Mike attends these meetings. The council approved the borough to be a Pennsylvania By Ways community under a non binding contract. He reported that there is over $100,000. outstanding in delinquent water/sewer bills. Council is stepping up action to collect same. The Wetmore Run water project is proceeding well and a major leak in town has been repaired.

County Commissioner Susan Kefover gave the county report. She requested that the August meeting be scheduled on Friday August 16 instead of Thurday the 15th at 7:30AM at the Brick House for a breakfast meeting. Carl Knoblock will be the guest speaker. He will speak about health insurance for small businesses. The Galeton Chamber will be invited to attend, The Korean War Veterans dinner will be held on Saturday, July 21 at the American Legion in Coudersport. Over 150 are expected to attend. She reported that plans are being finalized for establishing the new Family Dollar store on West St. The former Lush Brothers furniture store will be torn down to accommodate the new business. A question was raised about the lighting and lighted signs for the building. Hopefully it will not interfere with the Dark Skies. Perhaps Family Dollar should be invited to a GDC meeting.

Galeton School Report: Mike Plummer gave this report since he attends the school board meetings. The budget for the next year was approved on July 8 with a 2% tax increase. Mike suggested to the board the budget process be started in January 2014 with a clean sheet. He suggested that a citizen advisory panel be set up to assist with the budget planning. This would encourage more community involvement and interest in this very important matter.

Pa. Route Six report was given by Terri Dennison, Pa. Route Six State Chair, Terri thanked GDC for supporting the Pa. By Ways passage.

Terri is currently working on the Pa. Heritage areas which could have a positive impact on Galeton. Additional staff has ben hired for the new Pa. Route Six office on Main St. The new visitors guide and the artisans trail booklets are going to press. Work is still goin on producing the Galeton walking tours brochure. Bike paths and new sidewalks along Galeton route Six areas are being worked on. She suggested a plaque be placed on the cannon now situated on the Main St. Overlook listing the eight WWI vets who died in that war. That is the reason the cannon was acquired after the war.

The members all agreed that the newly renovated band house in the Collins Park looks outstanding thanks to GDC president Joe Pagano and John Kelley.

Customers in the Wigren Rd area of Frewsburg water supply must boil all water for drinking, cooking, and brushing teeth until further notice.


Issued By:  Chautauqua County Dept. of Health
Affected Jurisdictions:  Chautauqua County

Headline:  Customers in the Wigren Rd area of Frewsburg water supply must boil all water for drinking, cooking, and brushing teeth until further notice.

Customers in the Wigren Rd area of Frewsburg water supply must boil all water for drinking, cooking, and brushing teeth until further notice due to a water main break.  You will be periodically updated as the situation develops.

Customers in the Wigren Rd area of Frewsburg water supply must boil all water for drinking, cooking, and brushing teeth until further notice due to a water main break.  You will be periodically updated as the situation develops.

 Headline:  Town of Carroll/Frewsburg water customers asked to conserve water due to water main break. No unnecessary water use until further notice.
Town of Carroll and Frewsburg public water customers are being asked to conserve water because of a water main break. Do Not: Fill pools, water landscaping, or run dish or clothes washers until further notice. Limit number and length of showers.

Town of Carroll and Frewsburg public water customers are being asked to conserve water because of a water main break. Do Not: Fill pools, water landscaping, or run dish or clothes washers until further notice. Limit number and length of showers.

Arrest Warrant Issued For Emporium Man

The Emporium Borough Police Department reported that as a result of their investigation into the sexual assault of a 13 year old girl that occurred three times between the end of June 2013 and July 17th 2013 at 349 E. 5th Street Extension, Emporium, they obtained an arrest warrant for 
Anthony William ECKENROAD, age 21, of Emporium, PA. 
Eckenroad has been located by police and the BOLO cancelled.



Public Should Avoid Police Incident In Olean

Public Should Avoid Police Incident In Olean
At 4:30 PM on Thursday--Olean Police are on scene of an incident in the area of North 4th and Washington Streets in the City. The public should avoid that area for the time being. 

Negotiators are hoping for a peaceful solution to the incident.

5:11 PM--Incident continues with barricaded man with a gun. Avoid the area.  

Alleged gunman in custody after standoff in Olean