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Ice Mine

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Kinney Farm Sweet Corn Available Now At Port Allegany Car Wash

Vehicle Hit Tree In Roadway/Woman Injured

Address: ROUTE 555 and SUMMERSON RD

8/31/2013 11:05:40 PM


Leeper, PA, Man Seriously Injured In Potter County ATV Crash

Leeper, PA, Man Seriously Injured  in ATV Crash
State Police were called to ATV crash at 3:16 AM on Saturday at the intersection of Moffit Road and Clara Road in Clara Township, Potter County.

Richard Wahl, 44, of 6393 Route 36, Leeper, PA, the ATV operator, was transported by Shinglehouse Ambulance and later flown to Erie County Medical Center with serious injuries according to Trooper Wooster of the Coudersport PSP Station who also said the investigation remains open.



Heavy Rainfall In Portions of Elk, Potter, Tioga, and Bradford Counties Causing Flooding



now open

Coudersport Fire Dept. To N. Ayers Hill Road




Flood Advisory issued August 31 at 7:44PM EDT until August 31 at 10: 45PM EDT by NWS


Rep. Thompson Questions The Goals Should US Take Military Action Against Syria

Thompson Statement on Syria
Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today released the following statement regarding President Obama's decision to seek congressional authorization for the use of force against Syria.

"I commend the President for suggesting that he will seek congressional approval for any military actions against Syria. While the reports of chemical weapons usage are deeply troubling and there has been a profound loss of civilian lives, many questions remain unanswered. I am pleased the United Nations placed an investigative team on the ground to collect additional evidence. Despite the President’s conclusion that the United States should take military action against the Assad Regime, I believe it remains very unclear as to what goals America’s intervention would achieve. I look forward to hearing more from the White House and to having a robust debate in the House."



Lyman Run State Park Open for Early Goose Hunting Season

Lyman Run State Park Open for Early Goose Hunting Season

Lyman Lake located in Lyman Run State Park will be open to goose hunting for the September statewide season for resident Canada Goose which will open Sept. 3, and continue through Sept. 25. 

Park Manager Chip Harrison announced that the entire lake except for the beach area will be open for goose hunting. Shooting hours during the September goose season are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, except for on Sept. 14 and Sept. 21, when the season overlaps with youth waterfowl hunting days. On those days, shooting hours end at sunset. 

For complete waterfowl hunting regulations please consult the Pennsylvania Guide to Migratory Game Bird Seasons and Bag Limits 2013-14 and the 2013-14 Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest.

Norwich Township Fire Dept. Dispatched For Structure Fire

Norwich Township Fire Dept. Dispatched For Structure Fire
At 4:36 PM on Saturday, Norwich Township Fire Department has been dispatched to 90 White Hollow Road for a structure fire. Reported to be shed in back yard well involved with no nearby exposures.


Route 219 REOPENED LATE SATURDAY NIGHT after being closed between Lantz Corners and Tack's Inn for about 6 and 1/2 hours due to a multiple fatality 2 vehicle head on crash.

Crash With Entrapment & Confirmed Fire On Rt. 219

Crash With Entrapment & Confirmed One Vehicle On Fire On Rt. 219
At 4:13 PM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire & Ambulance & Medic 5 have been called to the area of Meade Run Road and Rt. 219, just north of Lantz Corners in Wetmore Township, for a 2 vehicle crash with one vehicle confirmed on fire.

Six people were killed in two-car, head-on crash on U.S Route 219 north of Lantz Corners in Wetmore Township late Saturday afternoon.
State police confirmed six fatalities on Saturday night and said two other people were taken to hospitals by medical helicopters.

Celebrating Pennsylvania’s North Central Region's Vibrant Businesses and Communities

Celebrating Pennsylvania’s North Central Region's Vibrant Businesses and Communities

DCED is On the Road Again!

September 17 - 20Northeast Map

The Corbett Administration is Coming to North Central PA — September 2013

Coordinating with our PREP (Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance) partners, the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED), led by Secretary C. Alan Walker and his executive team, will hit the road to meet our partners, attend educational workshops, visit businesses and tour communities to celebrate and see firsthand the exciting things happening in North Central PA!
  • When: September 17 - 20, 2013
  • Where: North Central PA PREP Region and Communities (Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties)
  • Contact: For participation information, please contact Mary Bethea at: or 717-720-1440 (office)
“The purpose of our three-day visit to the troops on the ground is to get the pulse of our partners in the field, to celebrate your successes and to learn how we can work together with you to be even more successful.”
Secretary C. Alan Walker
DCED On the Road is sponsored by the Team Pennsylvania Foundation

Shinglehouse Man Facing Charges In McKean County

A Shinglehouse man, Cody Plants, 20, is facing charges in McKean County as a result of a August 14 incident in Eldred. He's free on $20,000. unsecured bail awaiting a preliminary hearing on September 12, 2013 before District Judge William Todd.

Coudersport Ambulance To Route 44 North

At 12:49 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 44 North for a medical emergency.

Friday Night Lights!

Athens 30 - Port Allegany 14

Photos Courtesy Of Paul Burdick Sports Images Phone (H) - 814-274-8772                          (C) - 814-598-7915

Kane Police Chief Facing Charges


At 11:24 AM on Saturday, Middlebury, Tioga and Wellsboro Fire Rescue Units have been dispatched to the Ives Run Campground for a simulated water rescue emergency with 3 individuals in the water.

Chicken BBQ Now Serving At Austin Volunteer Fire Dept.

Chicken BBQ Austin Vol. Fire Dept. $5 a half $8 dinner... Ready to go now!

Huge Indoor Yard Sale Today In Emporium

Found 2 puppies in Port Allegany

Owner has been found.

Austin Fire Dept. Getting Fired Up For Chicken BBQ Today/Serving Starts At 11 AM

Book Release Party For Michelle Lazurek's Newest Book Sept. 6th

Friday, August 30, 2013

Kinney Farm Sweet Corn Available Now At Port Allegany Car Wash

Kinney sweet corn will also be sold at Ben's Garage in Coudersport Tuesday thru Friday.

Open House Saturday From 10 to Noon at 152 Ice Mine Road, Coudersport, PA

Family Fun Fair Thanks You !!!!

38th Annual Germania Old Home Day Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013


Police Say Woman Drove To PSP Station While DUI

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Information Release

Drug Paraphernalia Found Under The Bridge In Emporium

Witnesses: Local Road Repairs and Building Projects Go Undone in Pennsylvania Due to Prevailing Wage Law

Witnesses: Local Road Repairs and Building Projects Go Undone in Pennsylvania Due to Prevailing Wage Law
 Hearing highlights local financial problems and the costs to taxpayers

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s prevailing wage laws costs jobs, taxes and economic development according to municipal officials who testified before the House Labor and Industry Committee Thursday in State College.  Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), who presided over the meeting, said reform of the Prevailing Wage Law is needed for the benefit of taxpayers.

“Prevailing wage prevents local governments from funding necessary projects,” said Bloom.  “Under prevailing wage, Pennsylvania’s municipalities and school districts just can’t afford to complete projects or don’t do them at all.” 

Those who testified included township managers, supervisors, a county commissioner and union officials. 

“Clearly, the prevailing wage mandate results in less roads paved and at a higher cost,” said Vana Dainty, Bellefonte Borough Council vice president, who indicated that the borough has postponed “true maintenance that was needed for our roads and was forced into doing more patching projects.”

Clinton County Commissioner Pete Smeltz agreed, saying, “It’s a matter of simple mathematics.  If we pay as much as 20 percent more to complete a project by most common calculations to meet prevailing wage, we must bid less jobs.  Most commissioners today in Pennsylvania will not increase taxes for major building projects but instead will use debt service and a number of small to medium projects are simply left undone.” 

Ferguson Township, Centre County Manager Mark Kunkle said prevailing wage caused a project to go from $20,990 to $32,980, an increase of 57 percent “without any additional change to the scope of work.  In my opinion the township did not receive any better quality of work by paying more for this portion of a project.” 

“The Prevailing Wage Law is a mandate; and an expensive one at that,” Bloom said. “Prevailing wage law is squelching jobs and putting an unnecessarily high burden on taxpayers, and it’s one of the big factors driving up property taxes.”

 The hearing was held at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, the first in a series on the topic of Prevailing Wage Law reforms.  Additional hearings are slated for Stroud Township, Monroe County, on Aug. 29; Williamsport, Lycoming County, on Sept. 10; and Johnstown, Cambria County, on Sept. 16.

Pennsylvania’s Prevailing Wage Law requires municipalities and school districts to pay the “prevailing minimum wage” to those individuals working on public construction projects. The Prevailing Wage Act does not specify how the “prevailing minimum wage” in a locality is to be determined, and the act leaves much discretion to the secretary of labor and industry as to how to set the wage. Currently, the secretary of labor and industry is opting to use the area union wage rates as the prevailing wage rate that is to be paid on public projects. It is argued by Prevailing Wage Act reform proponents that union wage rates are more comparable to wage rates paid in larger cities, and often do not reflect the actual  prevailing wages paid in rural areas. Reform advocates believe that basing prevailing wage rates in rural counties on union wage rates inflates the costs of public projects anywhere from 5 percent to 20 percent.

Senator Costa Looks Back On History Of Fair Labor Standards Act

Pennsylvania MattersFacebook Senator Jay Costa Offical Website

75th Anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Franklin D. Roosevelt - Labor Day Radio Address :: September 1, 1947
When the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt 75 years ago, it created the first national minimum wage, established the standard maximum hourly work week, and protected children from exploitation. It is not a stretch to argue that the Fair Labor Standards Act helped create the middle class in America. 
Our region has been in the forefront of developing workers’ rights.  Therefore, noting the anniversary of the enactment of the Fair Labor Standards Act is of particular importance today. 

Steel StrikeAllegheny County, Southwestern Pennsylvania, has a Pivotal Role in American Labor History 

There have been other significant moments in American labor history that emerged from activities in our region.
A landmark event in American history occurred in Homestead when private detectives were hired by Carnegie Steel and Henry Clay Frick and arrayed against the town and the workers at the mill to break the steelworkers’ strike.  At stake were worker rights to bargain collectively, have representation and be involved in workplace decisions.  
Allegheny County Labor Council, AFL-CIOOn the Ohio River, labor strife at the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation in Aliquippa precipitated a court case and a test of the Wagner Act’s constitutionality.  Fact is, from Braddock to Brackenridge -- and many places in between – all have rich histories and serve as the setting of events that have contributed to the development of labor relations in America as we know it today.  
Click here to read a full history of labor and how workers’ rights have been achieved, authored by Chuck McCollester.

Governor Corbett Sends Good News On Economic Growth Potential

More Good News

The commonwealth has added back more than 70 percent of the jobs lost during the recession, with the majority of that gain occurring during the Corbett administration.

Since January 2011, Pennsylvania has created more than 130,000 private sector jobs, our unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since the recession, and the number of people working, at just over 6 million, is at its highest since April 2008.

To find out more about Pennsylvania’s progress go to

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer

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Capitol Update
Friday, August 30, 2013 The latest news from the State Capitol

House Committees Examine Endangered Species Legislation

As chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee, I led a public hearing this week on legislation that would standardize the state process for designating species of fish, wildlife or plants as threatened or endangered, as well as for designating waters as wild trout streams.

House Bill 1576, known as the Endangered Species Coordination Act, would require the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to go through the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) process to make such designations. The Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which are also empowered to designate species as threatened or endangered, already must go through IRRC. Changing the law to require the same of the PGC and PFBC will go a long way toward ensuring much-needed consistency, transparency and accountability in the regulatory process.

A second hearing on the bill is planned in mid-September.
Congratulations to Marlin “Mud” Moore upon his retirement after 27 years of dedicated service to the Borough of Coudersport. Mud started his public service as a member of borough council in 1986 and a year later was named borough manager. During his tenure in Coudersport, Mud was a leader in the effort to improve the borough’s sewer, water and roadway infrastructure. I wish him well in his retirement.
 Thanks to the folks at the Bradford Family YMCA for giving me a tour of their facility last week. It was helpful to learn more about recent improvements made there and the services they provide to our community and the region. Pictured with me are Dan Minich (left), membership director, and Jeff Alevy (right), CEO of Olean-Bradford Family YMCA.
Committee Hearings Focus on Reducing Costs for Public Projects

Continuing the effort to save taxpayer dollars, the House Labor and Industry Committee is hosting a series of public hearings on proposals to reform the state’s prevailing wage laws to keep the cost of publicly funded building projects in check.

The law requires municipalities and school districts to pay a “prevailing minimum wage,” set by the Department of Labor and Industry, on all public projects exceeding $25,000, an amount that hasn’t increased in more than five decades. House Bill 796 would increase that $25,000 threshold to $100,000 to help save taxpayer dollars.

Another bill aims to reverse a policy change implemented during the Rendell administration that made road repair projects subject to prevailing wage rates. According to testimony offered by municipal officials, that policy change has significantly limited the amount of road maintenance being done in our communities. House Bill 665 would make it clear that prevailing wage would not apply to road repair projects.

To learn more about the issue, visit 

Driver License Centers Closed for Holiday

All PennDOT driver license and photo centers will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. A variety of driver and vehicle products and services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website. Services include license and photo ID renewals, vehicle registration renewals, driver history services, changes of address and exam scheduling.  


Monica Thomas
By Monica Thomas 

OH MY, before we know it SCHOOL
is here…First day of School is August 26th,
6th grade orientation was August 22, 6:30pm
In the High School Cafeteria.

Schedules are available for parents at Parent/student portal.
THE new all purpose pathway from Mill Street
Is on track and will be open for school along with all the new sidewalks. A special thanks to all those who have worked so hard to get it ready for our kids. 

DID everyone notice the big maple tree across from the Baptist Church has gotten half of its fall foliage.

OUR Varsity Football team had a scrimmage with Coudersport and Elk County Christian on
the 17th and Coach Moshier shared, “ it was good for the boys morale and they can better see the
areas they need to make improvements in.” 

ALL the teams weekly schedules are as follows:
Aug 28 (4:00) Varsity Golf Match @Coudersport
Aug 29 (4:00) Jr. High Football @Bradford
Aug 30 (4:00) Varsity Golf Match vs. Cowanesque Valley (BCC)
(6:00) Girls Jr. Varsity Volleyball vs. Cowanesque Valley
(7:00) Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Cowanesque Valley
(7:00) Varsity Football @ Ridgeway Area
Aug 31 ( TBA ) Coed Varsity & Jr. High Cross Country @ McDowell Invitational
All other Junior High Sports will not begin until after Labor Day.
 You can check sports schedules and updates at www. 

Girl Scout sign up will be at the Oswayo Valley Memorial 
Library on Wednesday September 4 at 6:00 p.m.

RUMOR has it there is lots of corn in Clara. REPORTS about the Oswayo Bridge
assure us they will have a temporary bridge open for school busses. And are planning
to pour pavement on Friday the 30th. 

LEAGUE Bowling has begun again at Oswayo Valley Lanes. Owner Ellen Jones reports that
“we officially opened Aug 15th, Men leagues are Monday & Wed, Women’s Tuesday & Thursday.” She is looking for bowlers for Thursday nights. Mixed couple will begin in January 2014 on Saturday night” Looks like it’s going to be a little busier on that side of town. 

AS you can see several things have ventured by this porch of mine this week, if there is something
that you would like to have us report on please feel free to call me at 814-596-5220
or email me at

Article is slightly delayed due to computer problem.

Rollover Crash On I-86 Off Ramp With Entrapment

Rollover Crash On I-86 Off Ramp With Entrapment
At 10:31 PM on Friday, Almond Fire & Ambulance have been called to the Exit 33 Westbound I-86 off ramp for a rollover motor vehicle crash with confirmed entrapment. Jaws of Life have been requested to scene.

Take a Walk While Others are Running the Sinnemahone 50K

Take a Walk While Others are Running the Sinnemahone 50K

The weekend of October 19 is growing with things to do. They are centering around the Sinnemahone 50K which will include runners from as far away as Canada competing in the ultra trail run! For those that prefer a slower and more casual outdoor event, Mark Johnson will lead a bird walk on Saturday October 19.

The 2 mile walk will last 2 hours and be held during peak migratory season. Those wishing to participate in the free event should meet at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office at 8am. Wear comfortable light clothing, bring bug spray, and binoculars. Mark Johnson an avid bird watcher will take the group on a trail close to Emporium.

Other events that day include the start of the run at 7:30am at the intersection of Broad Street and the Rails to Trails, entertainment at the pavilion on Broad Street starting at noon, an all day fall flea market along Broad and Fourth Streets, plus the Cameron County Fireworks Firequacker Duck Derby at the Broad Street bridge.

The charge for a flea market spot is $10.00. Spaces can be reserved with payment by contacting the chamber office. Runners can register via website at And ducks can be adopted for $2.00 each or a 6-quack for $10.00 by calling the chamber office at 814-486-4314.

Anyone interested in the bird walk can pre-register for free by calling the chamber office at 814-486-4314.

“This is a first time for the run, and flea market,” says Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Johns Solak. “Hopefully it will expand and become a fall tradition in Cameron County.”

Coudersport Falling Leaves Festival Scarecrow Contest

Coudersport Falling Leaves Festival Scarecrow Contest

Get your creative ideas flowing and be part of the Coudersport Falling Leaves Festival Scarecrow Contest. We are looking for businesses, groups or families to be creative and make a Scarecrow to be placed around the Court House Square Gazebo or your store front area. For more information or to register, please contact Kelly Bruno at First National Bank or by calling 814-274-9488 no later than Friday, September 20, 2013.

Scarecrows must be completed and placed no later than Friday, September 27, 2013. Judging will be done by the Coudersport Troop Girl Scouts. Please keep in mind that this is a family event and all Scarecrows need to be of good character.

This is a great way to be a part of your community!! Come join the fun.

Port Allegany natives share special moment

Tom Nasto, left, and Dustin Barnard, right
Port Allegany natives share special moment

Port Allegany natives and 2001 PAHS graduates Tom Nasto, left, and Dustin Barnard, right, pose with the Brown Champions Jacket on Saturday August 10 in Latrobe, PA. 

The Brown Jacket is given away annually to the winner of the McNeil Fantasy Football League, which was started in 2003 and brings together long-time friends from the Port Allegany area. Nasto, son of Mike and Cherie Nasto, used his expert NFL knowledge and cunning wit to win the 2012 crown.

As is custom, Barnard, 2011 champion and son of Mark and Joy Barnard, gracefully surrendered the jacket to Nasto in a ceremony before this year’s draft. “There is no other man on earth that I would’ve rather given this champions jacket to,” Barnard said. “Tommy is a class act and will forever be known as a champion in my heart and in the hearts of my fantasy league-mates.” Nasto was unavailable for comment.

Erways Donate a Little Bit of Italy to Sept. 14th Rotary Auction!

Erways Donate a Little Bit of Italy to Sept. 14th Rotary Auction!

Steve Erway presented a Spaghetti Dinner Gift Basket to Rebecca Duell, Coudersport Rotary Club Treasurer, earlier today on behalf of himself and his wife, Brenda Erway.

The Gift Basket will be auctioned off at the 2013 Rotary Dinner Auction Fundraiser slated for Sept. 14th at the Coudersport Legion, where live and silent auctions will be open to the public.

Those interested in attending the auction should contact Karen at (814) 203-3933.



The Dedication of Harri Emery Airport in 1929.
BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will celebrate the campus’s history as Bradford’s original airport as part of celebrations for its 50th anniversary.

Today’s Pitt-Bradford is located on a tract of land that served as Harri Emery Airport from the 1920s until the Bradford Regional Airport was constructed in the early 1950s.

Pitt-Bradford retiree and local historian Linda Delaney has researched and curated an exhibit with the help of Bruce and Beverly Perry and Bernie Picklo.

The exhibit will open Tuesday as part of Founders’ Day events planned at Pitt-Bradford for its 50th anniversary and remain on display in the KOA Gallery in Blaisdell Hall through Oct. 6. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Special hours are planned for Alumni and Family Weekend Oct. 4 through 6, when the exhibition will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Delaney said the history of the airport first piqued her curiosity when she got a new office at Pitt-Bradford that happened to be in the original control tower and administration building for the airport.

Delaney said that several times each summer for the three or four years she was there, people would stop and come in and ask if they could take a brief tour of the building.

Delaney began asking family friend and longtime local pilot Ray Lewis about its history and became intrigued. Through Lewis, she got access to extensive scrapbooks kept by Joe Field, who was the final manager of Emery Airport.

The exhibit, which Delaney has been working on for several years, will feature rare photos from the scrapbooks, including a photo of crowds at the airport dedication in 1929 just months before the death of its namesake, local aviation pioneer Harri Emery.

The exhibit will also feature a video produced by Picklo with early film clips provided by the Bradford Landmark Society of planes taking off and landing at the airport. Also in the video are interviews with Lewis and local pilot Dick Stover; Sally Costik of the Bradford Landmark Society, who lives in the Emery House overlooking the airfield/campus; and Pitt-Bradford staff members Jeff Armstrong and Bonnie McMillen who grew up near the current campus and remember its time as an airfield.

Delaney is the author of “The Gamble for Glory in the World’s First Billion Dollar Oilfield.”

The attached photo shows the dedication of Harri Emery Airport in 1929. In the back center of the photo, a crowd watches the festivities from the viewing platform of the control tower and administration building, which is still in use by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford today.

Possible Structure Fire In Bradford

Possible Structure Fire In Bradford
At 9:38 PM on Friday, Bradford Police and Fire Dept. are investigating a report of a possible structure fire at 71 State Street in Bradford.

Route 44 drainage improvement scheduled

Route 44 drainage improvement scheduled

A PennDOT maintenance crew in Northumberland County will replace a cross pipe to improve drainage along a section of Route 44 in Lewis Township next week.

The work will be performed between McEwensville and Turbotville, at the intersection with Rovenolt Drive.

Route 44 will be closed from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

There will be a red-arrow () detour in place using Route 1007 (Susquehanna Trail) and Route 1006 (Rovendale Road).

The work is expected to be completed in one day.

This work will be performed weather permitting.

PennDOT Places Speed Display Sign in McKean County

PennDOT Places Speed Display Sign in McKean County

Clearfield – Motorists on Route 770 (Warren Road) in Bradford Township, McKean County, will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit after PennDOT placed a radar-controlled speed display sign yesterday. The placement will raise awareness of the 20-mile-per-hour heavy truck speed limit in this area and aid in curbing a common type of aggressive driving. This speed limit applies to trucks weighing more than 21,000 pounds

The sign faces eastbound traffic. The speed display sign uses radar to determine the speeds of oncoming heavy truck traffic. Vehicle speeds are then posted on the lighted section of the sign.

Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the leading causes of crashes and fatalities in Pennsylvania. Other aggressive driving behaviors include running stop signs or red lights, passing illegally and tailgating.

Aggressive driving behaviors were listed as a crash cause in more than 48 percent of McKean County crashes in 2012.



Plan to attend a family friendly Whitetail Deer presentation by Charlie’s Alsheimer. Alsheimer is an award winning outdoor writer, nature photographer, lecturer and whitetail deer consultant from Bath, NY. He is senior contributing editor for Deer and Deer Hunting magazine and co-host of their television show Deer and Deer Hunting TV, which airs on NBC Sports network. 

For over 30 years, Alsheimers work has taken him across North America. His photography has won numerous state and national contests. His articles and photographs have appeared in nearly every major outdoor publication, including Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Harris Publications and Deer and Deer Hunting. In addition he has written seven popular books on the whitetail and co-authored a eighth. 

If you enjoy hunting or just learning more about whitetail deer you won’t want to miss this program. This event will take place on September 21st 2013 at the Cameron County High School Auditorium. The main presentation will be held at 7:00PM. Doors will open at 5:30PM. There will be exhibit booths for Charlie Alsheimer, Cameron County Long Beards Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, North Central Whitetail Chapter of Quality Deer Mgmt., Cameron County High School Outdoor Club and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities. 

Tickets for admission will be $5.00 adult and $3.00 for students. Refreshments will be available in the High School cafeteria. This is sure to be an enjoyable and educational evening for all ages. This is a great opportunity for anyone to be better prepared for the upcoming hunting season. Please also remember to bring a young person. It is important to start educating the next generation to assure they keep our areas rich hunting and conservation heritage alive. All the proceeds for this program will be donated to Cameron County High School Outdoor Club.

Update for Route 255 Betterment Work near I-80/DuBois, Week of Sept. 2

Update for Route 255 Betterment Work near I-80/DuBois, Week of Sept. 2

DuBois – Roadway improvement work is continuing on Route 255 near the I-80 DuBois/101 interchange. When work is complete in mid-October, a smoother roadway surface and new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps will provide area drivers with more efficient travel and improved traffic flow.

The week of Sept. 2 will feature the following activity:

• No work will take place Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Long-term traffic controls will remain in place in this area.
• Starting Tuesday, the contractor will be patching along the project area. Motorists should expect delays as this operation takes place.
• The contractor will be working on drainage at various locations along Route 255. All three lanes will be flagged, with the center lane and one outside travel lane used for northbound and southbound traffic. No major travel delays are expected but short delays may be possible during times of high-volume traffic. Should drainage work progress to the two-lane areas of Route 255, traffic will be reduced to one lane of travel with flaggers in place.
• Starting on Thursday and continuing through Saturday, the contractor will be paving Route 255 to prepare the roadway for final paving on the entire length of the project area. Motorists should expect long traffic delays while the paving operation takes place.

PennDOT reminds drivers to remain alert and proceed through the work zone with caution. Normal work hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Overall work on Route 255 will include milling and paving, bridge deck repair, cleaning and upgrading of pipe culverts and inlets, water-line extension, and installation of new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Inc. is the contractor on this $3.4 million project.

Update for Work at the ‘Blinker Parkway’ Intersection, Week of Sept. 2

Update for Work at the ‘Blinker Parkway’ Intersection, Week of Sept. 2

DuBois – Work to improve the Route 119/322 “Blinker Parkway” intersection in Sandy Township is continuing, with an update noted below. When work completes late this year, area drivers will be able to travel through a wider intersection with improved visibility and enhanced safety.

For the week of Sept. 2, area drivers can expect:

• Contractor will be paving roadway widening areas and installing concrete curbing.
• Contractor will continue excavation and drainage work for Phase 2 construction widening.
• Motorists should be alert for the new traffic pattern and traffic signal changes that were put into effect in late July.

PennDOT reminds drivers to be cautious, watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the work zone, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Overall work will include construction of turning lanes, roadway widening, slight roadway re-alignment, drainage improvements, new curbing and sidewalk, curb ramps, and traffic signal upgrades

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Work is scheduled to end by early December of this year. H.R. I. Inc of State College is the contractor on this $1.3 million project.

Bed Pan Drive For Coudersport Ambulance Assoc. Under The Red Light Saturday

We'll be under the traffic light in Coudersport Saturday.


THANK YOU everyone whom made my mother, Emogene (Brewer) Houghtaling’s Birthday a special 85th. It made her day and surely made mine knowing her day would be special, even though I couldn’t be there to help celebrate. A Special Thanks to Jim Jones for posting this and doing such a remarkable job with Solomon’s Words For The Wise so great for the community and I faithfully read it to keep in touch.


Sheila (Houghtaling) Luke

Bradford Man Jailed For Burglary/Assault

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 7:48 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been called to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

Hazel B. Marconi, 91, of Longwood FL., formerly of Kane, PA

Hazel B. Marconi, 91, of Longwood FL., formerly of Kane, PA, passed away on Thursday August 29, 2013.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be made at

Missing dog ?

Missing dog ?

 We live in Mount Jewett and this dog was wandering around....
He is very matted up but a completely sweet dog!! We gave him some water and something to eat.,, we are going to try and get some of the matted fur taken care of :) he is so loving and sweet!!! We would love to find his home !!! 814-598-2112 is my cell number please contact me if you know who's dog this is !

State Park beaches open through 9/8/13

State Park beaches open through 9/8/13

State Park beaches at both Hills Creek Lake in Tioga County and Lyman Lake in Potter County will remain open through Sunday September 8th, 2013. 

They will be closed for the season on Monday September 9th and reopen as normally scheduled next May.

2013 Potter County Charity Horse Show September 14th at the Fairgrounds In Millport, PA

Judy Shunk Died As A Result Of A Motorcycle Crash Thursday

Judy Shunk photo courtesy Steve Quelet
A popular long time local entertainer died at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA on Thursday, August 29, 2013, as a result of a 1:28 PM motorcycle crash on the Dry Run Road in Hebron Township.

Judith (Judy) Shunk, of Hebron, was well known throughout the area as the upright bassist of the local "Jacob's Hollow" band. 

Judy’s Life Celebration services will be held at noon Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St. Coudersport, PA. 

A public visitation will be held at the funeral home prior to the service from 9-12 Wednesday.

A full obituary will be published later this weekend.

State Police have not released details of the motorcycle crash as of 3:00 PM on Friday.

FSIS Reaffirms Equivalence of China’s Poultry Processing System

FSIS Reaffirms Equivalence of China’s Poultry Processing System

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2013– The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today re-affirms the equivalence of the food safety inspection system for processed poultry in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which was originally established in 2006. This will enable the PRC to certify plants to export processed poultry product to the United States. 
  Additional information on this topic may be found on the FSIS website:
While the PRC received approval to export processed poultry products to the United States, the raw poultry used for these products must originate in the United States or Canada.  As of this announcement, no companies in the PRC are certified to export processed poultry to the United States.

FSIS is currently auditing the PRC’s slaughter inspection system. At this time, no chickens raised or slaughtered in the PRC can be shipped to the United States.

FSIS utilizes a comprehensive, three-part system for both establishing initial equivalence and ensuring the ongoing equivalence of countries that export regulated products to the United States. A foreign country’s inspection system must ensure that establishments preparing poultry products for import into the Unites States comply with requirements equivalent to those in the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) and in FSIS regulations.

 Once a country’s inspection system is granted equivalence, FSIS conducts periodic verification reviews and audits of exporting establishments. In addition, products undergo re-inspection at U.S. ports-of-entry to check for proper certification, labeling, transportation damage and general condition. Selected shipments are subject to additional re-inspection procedures, including examinations for product defects and laboratory analyses to detect harmful chemical residues or pathogen testing appropriate for the products. FSIS performs increased import re-inspection activities for countries that are beginning to export product to the Unites States.

PennDOT, Police to Crack Down on Impaired Driving through Labor Day

PennDOT, Police to Crack Down on Impaired Driving through Labor Day

Harrisburg – PennDOT, state police and municipal police are partnering to crack down on impaired driving through Labor Day on Sept. 2 as part of a national enforcement initiative.

As part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort, Pennsylvania’s enforcement will focus not only on drivers impaired by alcohol, but also the increasing number of drug-impaired motorists.

"As the Labor Day holiday approaches we are focusing on the issue of impaired driving, and unfortunately drug-related crashes are increasing in number,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “Crashes and deaths involving impaired drivers are completely preventable. We urge motorists to drive sober, unimpaired by drugs or alcohol.”

PennDOT statistics for 2011 show there were 3,079 drug-related crashes statewide, with 116 fatalities in those crashes. In 2012, those numbers increased to 3,306 drug-related crashes statewide with 126 fatalities.

The same data also shows that alcohol-related crashes increased from 11,778 in 2011 to 11,956 in 2012. Fatalities in those crashes decreased from 428 in 2011 to 404 in 2012.

During last year's Labor Day weekend, there were 125 alcohol-related crashes and eight fatalities as well as 30 drug-related crashes.

Statewide police statistics show that there were 56,317 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests in 2012, a decrease from 56,774 in 2011. DUI-drug arrests continue to account for a larger percentage of these arrests, with 17,064 such arrests in 2012, an increase from 15,445 in 2011.

The legal blood-alcohol content in Pennsylvania is 0.08 for motorists over the age of 21. Driving under the influence penalties can include jail time, license suspension and fines of between $500 and $5,000.

Pennsylvania's DUI Task Forces, the Pennsylvania State Police and local law enforcement statewide will conduct checkpoints and roving patrols as part of the crackdown.

Funding comes from part of PennDOT's statewide distribution of $4.2 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Visit for more information on impaired driving and PennDOT's other important traffic-safety initiatives.

Everett Wendall Crawford, 83, of 363 Langmaid Lane, Bradford, PA

Everett Wendall Crawford, 83, of 363 Langmaid Lane, Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013 at his residence.

Born June 29, 1930 in Wellsville, NY he was a son of the late Edwin and Clara (Dotson) Crawford. He was a 1948 graduate of Bradford High School.

He enlisted in the United States Army on September 19, 1951 and was honorably discharged on August 29, 1953. On September 14, 1956 at the West Branch United Methodist Church he married Sylvia E. (Bennett) Crawford who preceded him in death.

He worked at Haliburton then as a machinist at Corning Glass and retired from Dale Electronics. Fro m 1958 to 1972 he owned and operated Crawford's Harley Davidson. In retirement he enjoyed tinkering with motors and mechanical things.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge 749 F&AM and received his 50 pin in 2006, he was also a member of the Marche Club and the American Legion.

Surviving are two sons: Michael (Patti) Crawford, and Mark Crawford, all of Bradford, four granddaughters Monica, Nicci Marie, Amy, Nikki, and one grandson Dan, one sister Lois (Clyde) Bell of Bradford. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters Frances Andric, and Marion Flanders, one brother Fred Crawford.

Mr. Crawford donated his body to the University of Buffalo. Friends will be invited to attend graveside services and military honors at Willow Dale Cemetery at a later time to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Masonic Lodge or the Disabled American Veterans.

Online condolences may be made at

Jean CARPENTER, 96, of Ulysses, PA

Jean CARPENTER, 96, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, August 29, 2013 in her home. 

Born December 7, 1916, in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Harry J. and Margaret E. Field McClelland. On April 12, 1946, in Ulysses, she married Lowell S. Carpenter, who predeceased her in 1984. 

A graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and Cornell University, she did graduate work at Penn State. She was a mathematics, Latin, and French teacher in the Northern Potter School District for 26 years, retiring in 1976. 

Jean was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, and served as a volunteer at Cole Memorial Hospital and Sweden Valley Manor. 

Surviving are: a son, William A. Carpenter of Ulysses; a daughter, Ruth (Gale) Sprague of Bath, NY; three grandchildren, Ryan Sprague, Farrell Sprague, and Tim (Laura) Sprague; three great-grandchildren, Ava, Gwen, and Gavin; nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Arthur McClelland. 

There will be no public visitation. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance or the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, Ulysses, PA 16948. 

Online condolences may be expressed at



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Rachel Bell Offers Programs At Oswayo Valley Library

Big Selection of Yard Sales This Weekend

Lots Of Items For Sale
8-30 Huge Sale Roulette
8-30 thru 9-7--$5. BAG SALE PORT ALLEGANY
8-30/31 Country Blessings-Emporium
8-30 Please Help the Potter County Habitat for Hum..
8-30/31 Estate/Yard Sale--Galeton
8-30 Fridays At OV Library
8-30/31 2 Family Yard Sale-Galeton.
8-30/31 Garage Sale Galeton
8-30/31 MOVING SALE, TWO FAMILY Coudersport
8-30/31 Garage Sale Coudersport
8-30/31 Large Yard Sale in Germania
8-30/31 Multi Family Yard Sale Coudersport
8-30/31 Garage Sale Galeton
8-30/31 9-1/2 Yard Sale Port Allegany
8-30/31 Multi Family Garage Sale Galeton
8-31 Coudersport Town-Wide Yard Sales8-31 Yard Sale Austin
8-31 Habitat For Humanity Yard Sale
8-31 & 9-2 Farm and House Sale
9-2/3/4/5/6 Country Blessings--Emporium Open
Lloyd Burkhouse Auctions--Bradford, PA

Amber Alert Cancelled/Girls Found Safe




Mansfield, PA – The Animal Care Sanctuary is hosting a rabies vaccine clinic at Tractor Supply, 1430 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA on Saturday, September 7th, from 10 am to 2 pm. The payment is $5.00 for the one year vaccine. Please bring last year’s paper certificate, or proof of the vaccination to obtain a three year certificate. Just the collar tag is not sufficient as proof; the vet must see the paper certificate.

Our Community Care Clinic offers frequent specials for low-cost spay/neuter of cats and dogs as well as vaccines and boosters. Making it possible for lower income families to take advantage of proper pet care is one of our goals. Economic strains make it difficult for people in our area to provide adequate care to four-legged family members, but now they have a place to come to get that care at affordable prices. The clinic is located at 11765 Route 6 in Wellsboro, in the white house in front of the shelter/sanctuary across from Weis Markets. Please call for an appointment time 570-724-3687.

Dr. Alaire Smith-Miller says, “Inoculating your pets against rabies is required by law, and we live in an area with lots of wildlife who can carry it and who can interact with our pets.
So keep your pet, and your human family safe.”

“It’s important for our shelter animals to gain visibility and exposure so we may find them forever, loving homes. The Community Care Clinic is just one a several avenues that can provide revenue for our shelter animals. All proceeds from the clinic, our groom room, our small pet retail store, as well as adoptions go right back to benefit the shelter animals. ACS oversees their well-being, and assures they have a good quality of life while they are in our care. Each animal is one of our own that we love, and we want to extend that feeling through community outreach to all local animal lovers, “said Joan Smith-Reese, executive director for ACS.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the Rabies Clinic on September 7th at Tractor Supply in Mansfield from 10 am to 2 pm—it is the state law you provide your pet with this vaccination. $5/shot. Thank you for your support.

In Wellsboro- Adoption Hours: OPEN Tuesdays thru Sundays 10 AM TO 4 PM
In East Smithfield – Tues – Fri 8:30am to 4:30 pm; Sat & Sun 10am to 4pm. Both facilities are closed to the public on Mondays, the animals’ day of rest.

Noted Chefs Coming To Potter County Farmers Market Today

Noted Chefs Coming To Potter County Farmers Market

aug24farmmarketchefbutchdavisA cooking demonstration by two experienced chefs will highlight the next Potter County Farmers Market, scheduled for 1-5 pm on Friday, Aug. 30, at the corner of North East and East Second streets across from the courthouse square in Coudersport. 

Butch Davis (shown) and Colin Jack will prepare tasty concoctions using local farm products. Davis, who was trained in French-style of cooking, is a lifelong culinarian whose resume includes the prestigious Brackenridge Heights Country Club. He’s also an accomplished gardener and grows many of his own vegetables for use in his kitchen.

Jack, who also has many years of experience in culinary arts, has worked for the Food Network. He is the lead cook for Tables On The Green, serving New Orleans cuisine with a Pittsburgh flare. 

Samples will be offered at Friday’s demonstration. A representative of Pennsylvania Preferred will be on hand to discuss that state initiative to help businesses market their agricultural products.