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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thompson Statement in Recognition of Veterans Day

Thompson Statement in Recognition of Veterans Day
BELLEFONTE, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day.

“We owe our freedom to those who have served this country on the frontlines and in harm’s way – from the greatest generation to those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. My wife, Penny, and I offer our thoughts and prayers to all of our nation's veterans and their families. Today we celebrate our nation’s heroes and honor the selfless sacrifice and extraordinary service of these brave Americans. Happy Veterans Day!”


I would like to place an ad to give away a free kitten.
He was dropped off at my home and has been checked over by the Vet and wormed.


Lanny Nunn Posts A Wealth Of Port Allegany Area History

Lanny Nunn has been very busy lately posting thousands of pictures of Port Allegany area's history. Check them out at Port Allegany Remember When. Thanks for all your hard work Lanny.

Fire Depts. Dispatched To Smethport American Legion

Fire Depts. Dispatched To Smethport American Legion
At 8:36 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Dept. and Port Allegany have been dispatched to a report of flames coming from a electric box at the American Legion. Smethport Police report flames are no longer visible. Smethport Electric has been dispatched to the scene.
Smethport Chief to all units except engine 23, hold in quarters.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Saeger Court

At 7:58 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to Saeger Court.

LARRY’S SPORT CENTER held an Open House to honor and thank our Veterans

Photo courtesy Robin Freeman

On Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th, LARRY’S SPORT CENTER in Galeton, PA held an Open House to honor and thank our Veterans. A luncheon was held both days for the customers and each Veteran in attendance received a gift pack. 

Approximately 150 Veterans were in attendance. Also a representative from the office of DAV, Kevin D. Noel from Pittsburgh was on hand both days to help any Veteran, their dependents and survivors with any issues of their benefits and to explain any new programs that are available. 

On Saturday Lana Marisa performed for the crowd. She sang some of the songs that were on the CD that were in the Veterans gift packs. 

This was made possible with a joint partnership between HARLEY’S HEROES, funded by a grant from Harley Davidson Motor Company and LARRY’S SPORT CENTER. A large poster was available and will remain available until November 21, 2013, you may come in and leave a message or just sign. This poster will be sent overseas to our troops.

Robin Freeman photo

The picture attached is of LARRY’S SPORT CENTER owner Cheryl Main, DAV representative Kevin Noel and Veteran Ronald Hall

Marian Teresa "Tess" Tullar, 84, of 497 North Main St., Wellsville, NY

Marian Teresa "Tess" Tullar, 84, of 497 North Main St., Wellsville, NY, passed away in her home on Thursday, (Nov. 7, 2013).

Teresa was born May 14, 1929, in Belmont, NY., the daughter of Leo and Marian Jadwin Hunt. In August 1949 she married Bayard C. Tullar who pre-deceased her in January, 1990.

She had resided in Wellsville for the past nine years having previously lived in Green Valley AZ. where she and her husband Bayard had retired to in 1980.

Teresa was a graduate of Belmont High School Class of 1947 and attended D'Youville College in Buffalo, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Wellsville.

Teresa was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family. A special thanks is extended to the superb group of caregivers who lovingly attended to Mrs. Tullar's needs over the past eight years.

Surviving are sons Bayard C. Tullar IV of Alma, Thomas E. (Rhonda) Tullar of Rogue River, OR; daughters, Gwynneth T. (Richard) Shear of Wellsville, Patricia Tullar and Tamara Tullar both of Rogue River, OR. Also surviving are grandchildren, Katie, Caleb,Teresa, Angie, Jake, Paige, Jennifer, Tiffany, and April, as well as great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her husband in 1990, a brother, Donald Hunt of Belmont, NY, a grandson, Bayard C. Tullar IV, and an infant grand-daughter, Jennifer Tullar.

There will be no visitation. A private family service celebrating her life is planned for a later date. Burial will be at the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville..

Memorials may be made to Jones Memorial Hospital (Emergency Room), 191 North Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895 or a charity of the donor's choice..

To leave online condolences please visit

Vehicle Pedestrian Accident In Ridgway

Address: MAIN ST and N BROAD ST
Cross Streets: COURT ST * S BROAD ST
11/9/2013 4:20:02 PM

Arlene M. Aaron, age 81, of Stevens Street, Wellsville, NY

Arlene M. Aaron
Arlene M. Aaron, age 81, of Stevens Street, Wellsville, NY, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Friday, November 08, 2013. She was born on April 23, 1932 in Hornell to Henry and Kathleen Gibson Gottschall. On November 23, 1985 in Wellsville she married William S. "Bill" Aaron who predeceased her on October 21, 1999.

Arlene was raised in Hornell and had been a resident of Whitesville. She was employed by A.C.E.S. at Alfred State College for 21 years. Arlene was a former member of the Saint Ignatius Church in Hornell and currently was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Her memberships include the Women of the Moose Chapter #248 and the Morrison Hayes American Legion Post #702 Auxiliary both of Wellsville. Arlene took great pride in decorating her house during the holidays especially at Christmas time. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, playing euchre at the Community Center as well as cooking and baking for her large family. Arlene will be remembered as the matriarch of her family with a tender loving heart who kept her family together in good times and bad times.

Arlene is survived by a son Gary (Sandy) Ordway of Wellsville; 5 daughters, Connie (Don Rodgers) White of Duryea, PA., Bonnie (Ed) Billings of Whitesville, Deborah Ordway Parker of Wellsville, Darlene (Larry) Fox of Whitesville and Sharon (Dan) Worden of Wellsville; her daughter in law, Pam Ordway of Meadville, PA; 3 sisters, Ruth Kendall of Hornell, Mary Lou Daniels of Arkport and Jeanne Babcock of Michigan; a sister in law, Fran Gottschall; 16 grandchildren as well as several great grand children, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arlene was predeceased by a son, Lawrence R. Ordway; a brother, Richard Gottschall and a granddaughter, Kathleen Worden.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, November 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Arlene's funeral will be held on Tuesday at 11 am in the funeral home with Reverend Dennis Munro presiding. Burial will take place in Whitesville Rural Cemetery and memorials in her name may be given to Susan G. Koman "For the Cure" 5005 LBJ Freeway, Dallas Texas, 75244. To leave online condolences please visit

Mildred L. Sherman, 82, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly Galeton, PA

Mildred L. Sherman, 82, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly Galeton, PA, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2013 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. 

Born December 14, 1930 in Warwick, RI, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Ella (Gardnier) Allen. On January 17, 1947, in Warwick, RI, she married the late Lewis E. Sherman, Jr., who predeceased her in 1986. 

Mildred was a nurse who retired from the Kent County Hospital in RI. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Galeton, and greatly enjoyed gardening and playing card games. 

Surviving are a son, John (Randi) Sherman, Warwick; two daughters, Linda Sherman, Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Susan (Joseph) Lewis, Wellsboro; a sister, Alice Barber Warwick; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; a niece and a nephew. 

Friends may call on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 10:00-11:00am, at the First Baptist Church of Galeton with a Memorial Service following at 11:00am. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors. 

Services have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton,

Three Dead in Head-on Crash in Sharon; Two Sharon HS Football Players Among Fatalities

Three Dead in Head-on Crash in Sharon; Two Sharon HS Football Players Among Fatalities
by Joanne Bauer
Explore Venagno

MERCER COUNTY, Pa. – Sources say three people are dead as a result of a head-on collision that occurred around 10:00 p.m. last night along the Shenango Valley Freeway, in Sharon, Mercer County.

According to a published article in the Sharon Herald, a black Dodge Ram pickup truck and a silver SUV were involved in the collision.

Sources say a male driver of the pickup was one of the fatalities.

Two passengers in the pickup, ages 10 and 12, were injured. The 10-year-old was taken to Sharon Regional Health System; the 12-year-old was flown to a pediatric burn unit, according to sources. Read more...

Sinnemahoning Searchers Locate Missing Hunter

Address: 52 ROSEBERRY LN
Cross Streets: CRESCENT LN
Assist State Police in search for a missing person
Agency: CAMERON CO 16 FD
11/9/2013 3:01:39 PM


Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 2:26 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a fall victim.

Annual Open House At Frosty Hollow Mercantile Novemnber 15 & 16th

Motor Vehicle Accident On South Kendall Ave.

Motor Vehicle Accident On South Kendall Ave.
At 11:49 AM on Saturday, Rew Fire Dept. & Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on South Kendall Avenue in the area of Lafferty Hollow. A vehicle is reported in the ditch.

Ulysses Main Street Shoppes Set Christmas Open House For November 15 & 16th


Report 2 vehicle accident in front of the Northern Potter High School. Ulysses & Harrison Valley with Medic 6 due to respond. Report one lane partially blocked. 4 occupants, 3 non-life threatening injuries.

Store Closing Sale At Lookout, west of Port Allegany

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sagewood Seeking Interested Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support

Openings For LPN's or CMA's At Cole Memorial Medical Group

Dickinson Center Seeking Part Time Employment Support Person

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Mission: Let’s Make Every Day Veterans Day

Mission: Let’s Make Every Day Veterans Day

willworthington222By Will Worthington, Potter County Director of Veterans Affairs

Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. But to a wide network of public officials, volunteers and other dedicated Americans, EVERY day is Veterans Day. Like so many who have entered military service over the years, they go about their business each day without any expectation of personal gain or even a pat on the back. It’s all about the mission.

This year, please think of Veterans Day as more than an excuse for a three-day weekend or a shopping trip for the latest bargains. Please consider our debt to those who have given so much of themselves for our nation and to those who continue to serve. Upwards of 50 million brave Americans have worn our nation’s uniform, from the War for Independence to the current conflicts in the Middle East. More than 1.1 million of them sacrificed their lives. There are some 23 million veterans in this country. Three-quarters of them served during time of war. All of them deserve our gratitude.

I have had the honor for more than a year to serve as director of veterans affairs in Potter County. I’m just one part of a team that includes dedicated elected officials, officers of our veterans service organizations, and many others. Our team in Potter County has signed on to a national partnership to look out for the veterans on an individualized, one-on-one basis.

veterans_day_2013_smallNot long ago, media accounts, lawsuits and some high-profile examples of mismanagement and poor service brought the VA under close scrutiny. That bright spotlight revealed shortcomings that needed to be addressed through greater accountability and additional funding. As we approach Veterans Day 2013, the good news is that considerable progress is being made. County veterans affairs directors are playing a critical role in the VA’s mission to provide America’s veterans with timely access to benefits and quality care — from the day they first take their oaths of allegiance until the day they are laid to rest. Backlogs in review of veterans health care benefit claims have been coming down and streamlined systems are in place to continue that trend, even as the VA faces unprecedented demand for services.

In Potter County, we have expanded on previous outreach efforts, launched a new veterans newsletter, and partnered with other organizations to improve services. One success story is the recent expansion of the VA Medical Clinic at Mapleview, in partnership with the Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center.

Please take the time on Monday to thank those veterans you see for their service. If you are aware of a veteran who needs help, please call 814-274-8290, ext. 210, or send email to We take seriously our commitment to meet the responsibilities and challenges of providing Potter County’s veterans the best care and service possible. It’s more than a duty; it is a privilege.

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Possible Scam Originating from Alexandria, PA Business Phone Number Targetting Contractors

Possible Scam Originating from Alexandria, PA Business Phone Number Targetting Contractors

Received a phone call from 814-669-3012 with nobody on the other end then a hang up. Called back to see who had called me as a reverse lookup didn’t have any information other than it was a business number from Alexandria, PA. The person who answered identified themselves as 411 Local. I told them I had received a dead air call from an automated dialer on my cell phone which is a violation of Federal Regulations and the person laughed then asked if I was a contractor. I said I was a business owner to which they replied that I wouldn’t be interested and they disconnected the call. I called back again to get information about the company only to find out that I was no longer able to call that number.

After speaking with the Pennsylvania State Police in Huntingdon, PA (who cover the Alexandria, PA area), they advised that anyone who receives a call from this number (or any other suspicious call) should report the call to their local police department

 Nathaniel Taylor

Items Displayed In Window For Coudersport Library Auction On Tuesday

 Picture of items in window for upcoming Coudersport Library Auction on Tuesday.  Clock made by Bill Roberts, age 99

Janice E. Denning, 62, of Montour Falls, and formerly Buffalo, NY

Janice E. Denning
Janice E. Denning, 62, of Montour Falls, and formerly Buffalo, NY, passed away Thursday (Nov. 7, 2013) in the Kindred Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Born March 28, 1951, in North Tonawanda, NY, she was a daughter of Paul G. and Arvilla J. Bertron Denning.

Janice attended Kenmore East High School, Tonawanda, NY.

She attended Brighton Baptist Community Church, Tonawanda, NY.

Ms. Denning enjoyed art and music and placed great importance on family.

She faced life’s adversities with great courage over many years of disability.

Surviving are three brothers, Paul G. Denning, Jr. of Cheektowaga, NY, Daryl B. (Mary Ann) Denning of Corning, NY, Roger G. (Margit) Denning of Pendleton, NY; and two nieces and two nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Nov. 11, 2013). Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials can be made to: Brain and Behavior Research Association, 60 Cutter Mill Rd., Suite 404, Great Neck, NY 11021.

Condolences can be made to:
Daryl B. Denning
9 Highland Dr.
Corning, NY 14830

Protecting Student Athletes from Sexual Assault and Lobbyist Disclosure on the House Agenda Next Week

Protecting Student Athletes from Sexual Assault and Lobbyist Disclosure on the House Agenda Next Week

A live web stream of House session and the majority of committee meetings is available at Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting

Protecting kids from sexual predators

The House will consider a bill to create a new offense of “sexual assault by a sports official.” House Bill 112 (Rep. Mike Vereb, R-Montgomery County) targets sports officials, such as coaches, athletic trainers, team attendants and managers by providing that it is unlawful for these individuals to engage in sexual intercourse, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse or indecent contact with a child under 18 years of age who is participating in the sports program.

This legislation was re-drafted from a bill which passed the House unanimously last session (House Bill 1397). The need for the new law can be illustrated by the case of William “Billy” Gordon, a private volleyball coach and personal trainer from Montgomery County who was arrested and convicted for having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl he had coached and mentored. According to court records, the victim would frequently visit the coach’s home for physical condition training. The assaults took place in the coach’s home and a nearby park; the victim had known the assailant for about four years.

Parents entrust their children to the care of coaches and other athletic personnel serving sports teams which are part of recreational leagues and other organizations outside of the school environment. These organizations operate a variety of sports programs for children and include activities such as youth soccer, Little League baseball and volleyball.

Strengthening lobbyist disclosure

Enhancing the penalties found in the Lobbyist Disclosure Law is the point of House Bill 744 (Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster County). The legislation would stiffen penalties for the failure to comply with a law designed to inform the public of who is influencing their government and how they are influencing state policymakers.

The Weekly Schedule

Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted below. More information regarding these bills can be found at by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.

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Amado Leonel Cota-Robles, II, 49, of 264 Hedgehog Lane, Bradford, PA

Amado Leonel Cota-Robles, II
Amado Leonel Cota-Robles, II, 49, of 264 Hedgehog Lane, Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, at the Olean General Hospital.

Born April 6, 1964, in Roswell, NM, he was a son of the late Amado Leonel Cota-Robles, and his mother Sylvelin (Wild) Barker who survives.

On April 16, 1988 in Holley, OR, he married Valerie L. (Wright) Cota-Robles who survives.

Mr. Cota-Robles, II was general manager at Pepperell Braiding for 27 years. He was a member of the Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department, for 17 years, a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Eagles Club. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, playing the slots, and shooting pool in the club league. He loved his dog Leo, and was anxiously awaiting his first grandchild's birth.

Surviving in addition to his wife, mother and step father, Howard Lee Barker, of Green Valley, AZ, is his step mother, Gretchen Preston Gilford, NH, a daughter, Samantha (Nathaniel Westlake) Cota-Robles, Bradford, three sisters, Sonia Cota-Robles, Melissa (Allan Graton) Cota-Robles, and Tanya Klowden, four brothers, Steven (Debbie) Cota-Robles, David (Lindsay) Cota-Robles, Garrett (Lisa) Cota-Robles, and Curtis (Rima) Cota-Robles and several nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, November 11, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main St. where a prayer service will be held at 6:00pm with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701 or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Thompson Joins in Support of the USA FREEDOM Act

Thompson Joins in Support of the USA FREEDOM Act

Bill to End Dragnet Collection of Phone Data & Add Meaningful

Oversight of Surveillance Programs

BELLEFONTE, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced his support for H.R. 3361, the USA FREEDOM Act, a bill to restore Americans’ privacy rights by ending the government’s dragnet collection of phone records and requiring greater oversight, transparency, and accountability under National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs.

“This bill is aimed at reworking the PATRIOT Act, to stop NSA’s mass data collection and ensure that the constitutional rights of Americans are protected,” stated Thompson, a member of the bipartisan House Privacy Caucus.

“Congress did not intend for any law to authorize the indiscriminate collection of personal information of Americans,” added Thompson.

H.R. 3361 was introduced with broad bipartisan support. Companion legislation, S. 1599, was recently introduced in the Senate.

“There is a just and legal way to go about preventing terrorism, without violating our individual privacies,” Thompson added. “Congress must use its powers to provide oversight of the NSA and all surveillance activities. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to advance these commonsense improvements and vital protections to our civil liberties.”

Summary of USA Freedom Act (H.R. 3361):

· Ends bulk collection of Americans’ communications records.
· Requires the government to more aggressively filter and discard information about Americans accidentally collected through surveillance and related programs.
· Reforms the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) and creates an Office of the Special Advocate (OSA) tasked with promoting privacy interests before the FISA court’s closed proceedings.
· Creates new and more robust reporting requirements to ensure that Congress is aware of actions by the FISC and intelligence community as a whole.
· Grants the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board subpoena authority to investigate issues related to privacy and national security.
· Ends secret laws by requiring the Attorney General to publicly disclose all FISC decisions issued after July 10, 2003 that contain a significant construction or interpretation of law.
· Requires the government to make annual or semiannual public reports estimating the total number of individuals and U.S. persons that were subject to FISA orders authorizing electronic surveillance.

Audrey Fay Payne Moore, 78, of 1075 West Warren Road, Bradford, PA

Audrey Fay Payne Moore, 78, of 1075 West Warren Road, Bradford, PA passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loving husband, daughter and pets.

Born April 18, 1935, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Ima (Confer) Payne.

On April 21, 1967, in Warren, she married James B. Moore who survives.

Mrs. Moore was a 1954 graduate of Bradford High School. She had been employed as an expediter at McCourt Label for several years.

Audrey was a very special person to all who knew and loved her. She will be missed tremendously.

In addition to her husband of 46 years she is survived by a daughter, April L. Moore, of Bradford, a sister, Georgiana Wiedmaier, of Warren, and a brother, Rex Payne, of Texas, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Stacy J. Moore in 1986, 3 sisters, Paula Rossi, Marie Haulik and Lulubella Nackoul and 3 brothers, Lyle, Robert and, Kenneth Payne.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, November 10, 2013, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013, at 11:00am, with Rev. Frank Hayman pastor of the Allegany Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Kahletown Cemetery, Sigel, PA

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701, or the American Society, McKean County Unit, 95 Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at

McCleary's Express Gratitude To Volunteers Who Saved Their Home In Overnight Fire



Expert says Pennsylvania’s 2013 seasons hold promise, but hunters might need to up their efforts.

Recent years have been some of the best on record for Pennsylvania bear hunting, and the annual statewide bear seasons again are about to kick off.
Leading the way is the statewide archery bear season, which opens Monday, Nov. 18. And after that five-day season comes to a close on Nov. 22, properly licensed hunters who still are in pursuit of a bear can participate in the four-day general season that opens Saturday, Nov. 23, then runs from Monday, Nov. 25 to Wednesday, Nov. 27.
There’s been plenty of reason to get excited about bear hunting in recent years.
The 2012 harvest of 3,632 bears statewide represents the third-largest in state history. And last year’s take follows an all-time record harvest of 4,350 bears set in 2011.
A growing bear population, which now numbers 16,000 to 18,000, and expanded hunting opportunities in recent years have contributed to the large harvests. And the combination has helped to create a sweet spot in time for in-state bear hunting, said Mark Ternent, bear biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
“In Pennsylvania’s history, there’s never been a better time to hunt bears,” Ternent said. “Nowadays it’s getting increasingly harder to identify our so-called best bear hunting counties, because opportunities are becoming increasingly better throughout so much of the state.”
In 2012, for example, hunters harvested bears in 56 of the state’s 67 counties, and Pennsylvania routinely has been seeing harvests in 50 counties or more. Bear-hunting success across the state is something Ternent said simply wasn’t possible 30 years ago, when bear populations were more concentrated in core areas of northcentral and northeastern Pennsylvania.
And this expanded range has many Pennsylvanians reclassifying what they consider “bear country” and where they might choose to hunt.
“It’s not a case where there are only a few areas where a hunter might get close to a bear,” Ternent said. “That opportunity exists throughout much of the state, and in areas some might not expect.”
To suppress conflicts that might arise from bear populations expanding into more inhabited parts of the state, an extended bear season exists in a handful of Wildlife Management Units. In WMUs 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D, bear season is open concurrent to the archery, early muzzleloader and firearms deer seasons. And hunters in other WMUs also have a limited opportunity to harvest a bear during portions of the upcoming firearms deer season. Those areas include WMUs 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4D, and 4E.
A complete list of opening and closing days can be found on Page 36 of the 2013-14 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest issued to hunters when they purchase their licenses, or at the Game Commission’s website,
All bear harvests must be reported to the Game Commission.
Hunters who harvest a bear during the four-day general season must take it to one of the Game Commission’s check stations within 24 hours. Taking bears to a check station also might be required in WMUs where bear hunting is permitted during all or a portion of the firearms deer season.
A complete list of requirements, check stations and their dates and hours of operation can be found on pages 37 and 38 of the 2013-14 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest.
Hunters who harvest a bear during the bear archery season – or in any other period where check stations are closed – must within 24 hours contact the Game Commission region office that serves the county in which the bear was harvested for checking instructions.
Ternent said bear hunters up their chances of success by hunting near available food sources, and with a spotty acorn crop this year, preseason scouting might make the difference. Locating acorns might result in finding a bear nearby, he said.
“Hunters might need to do more homework than usual this year,” Ternent said. “Bears will shift around to find food, and those hunters who scout for areas with better foods, whether it’s acorns, beechnuts, black cherry, or agricultural fields, will have an advantage. That doesn’t mean the hunter who heads to his usual spot won’t find bear sign; he just might see more or less of it depending on the local food conditions.”
Still, Ternent said there’s no reason to believe 2013 doesn’t hold the potential for another record harvest.
Among other factors, the bear harvest is driven by the number of bears and the number of bear hunters, and both appear to be up this year, he said. The weather during the season will play a crucial role in determining the harvest.
For those taking part in the bear seasons, the opportunity exists to harvest a truly large bear. Last year’s harvest included 45 bears weighing 500 pounds or more, five that surpassed the 600-pound mark, and the heaviest bear overall – harvested in Monroe County – weighed 709 pounds.
Ternent confirmed also that bears weighing in excess of 800 pounds continue to roam Pennsylvania’s wilds.
“There’s a lot of rich tradition tied to bear hunting in Pennsylvania, and the upcoming seasons hold a lot of promise,” Ternent said. “While predicting the harvest is tricky business, it’s always a safe bet to say that a number of hunters will experience the thrill of a lifetime in the coming weeks.”

Bear seasons

To participate in bear hunting in Pennsylvania, a hunter needs a general hunting license, as well as a bear license. Bear licenses can be purchased until the day before the statewide general bear season – for example, through Nov. 22 – but not during the season. After the general bear season, bear licenses can again be purchased until the day before the extended bear season – for example, from Nov. 28 through Dec. 1.
Bear hunters also must observe fluorescent orange requirements. In the bear archery season, hunters are required at all times while moving to wear a hat containing a minimum of 100 square inches of solid fluorescent orange material if hunting in an area also open to fall turkey hunting. The hat may be removed once the archer has settled in a stationary position.
During the firearms seasons for bear, hunters must wear a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material on the head, chest and back combined. The orange must be visible from 360 degrees and must be worn at all times while hunting.
Hunting licenses can be purchased online from The Outdoor Shop at the Game Commission’s website, but buyers should be advised that because bear licenses contain harvest ear tags, they are sent by mail rather than printed at home.
Buyers waiting to the last minute to purchase a bear license might be better off making a trip to an authorized licensing agent and picking up a license there.
Licensing agents can be searched by county at the Game Commission’s website,, under the “Hunt/Trap” tab.
All bear harvests must be reported to the Game Commission and checked.

Route 49 passing zone removed in Potter Brook, Tioga County

Route 49 passing zone removed in Potter Brook, Tioga County

Tioga County motorists who travel Route 49 in the northwest corner of the county are advised to be alert for a traffic pattern change.

As the result of a traffic safety study, PennDOT has removed a passing zone along a section of Route 49 within the developed area in the Village of Potter Brook, Westfield Township.

This passing-zone closure was line-painted this week.

Pennsylvania Students Encouraged to Enter Aviation Art Contest

Pennsylvania Students Encouraged to Enter Aviation Art Contest
Top Entries to be entered in National Competition

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania students are invited to depict aviation’s importance to public safety by participating in the annual 2014 Aviation Art Contest.

The contest theme, “Flying Saves Lives,” aims to illustrate how aircraft can transport much-needed supplies or provide relief during emergencies. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

Entries from children ages 6 to 17 will be accepted in three categories: the Junior category includes those born between Jan. 1, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2007; the Intermediate category includes those born between Jan. 1, 2000, and Dec. 31, 2003; and the Senior category includes those born between Jan. 1, 1996, and Dec. 21, 1999.

Submissions will be judged and include winners from each of PennDOT’s 11 Engineering Districts in each age group. The department will also recognize statewide winners and runners-up selected in each age group. Winners will receive an enlarged copy of their entry and a certificate signed by PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. The students' schools will also receive an enlarged copy of the artwork for display.

The top three entries statewide in each category will be forwarded for judging in the national competition. Each age group’s top three winners in the national competition will be submitted to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale for international judging.

Artwork must be submitted on 11.75- by 16.5-inch paper, or the nearest possible equivalent. Submissions must not be framed or outlined with borders. All work must be done by hand (with an exception for children with physical challenges).

Permitted media include: watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, indelible marker pens, felt-tip pens, soft ball-point pens, indelible ink, crayons or any similar medium. Work using pencil, charcoal or other non-permanent media, computer-generated artwork, or collage work involving photocopies is not permitted.

The back of each submission should include the artwork title, entrant’s name, home address, birth date, county of residence, and the name and address of the school the child attends. The back of each entry must also have the contest’s authenticity certificate, which can be printed from the contest website at

Send entries to: Bureau of Aviation, c/o William Sieg, 400 North St., Harrisburg, PA 17120 or P.O. Box 3457, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0064.

Honoring Our Veterans: Shinglehouse Bridge Dedication Set for Monday

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Friday, November 08, 2013 The latest news from the State Capitol

Honoring Our Veterans:
Shinglehouse Bridge Dedication Set for Monday

Please join me on Veterans Day for a bridge dedication ceremony honoring a local veteran of the Vietnam War who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. U.S. Army Spc. Gerald Duane Stonemetz will be memorialized at noon on Monday, Nov. 11, when the bridge carrying State Route 44 over the Oswayo Creek in Shinglehouse Borough is named in his honor. The ceremony, which I am hosting jointly with Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530, will be held at the bridge site.

Stonemetz was a resident of Shinglehouse who served in the U.S. Army and died in a vehicle crash in Vietnam on Jan. 8, 1969, at the age of 21. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon and Marksman Badge with rifle bar.
I had a great time talking with fourth-graders at Otto-Eldred Elementary School on Friday. Thank you all for the warm welcome!   
Thank you to everyone who came out to the town hall meeting at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday. I appreciated the opportunity to hear from you on issues such as transportation, health care, prevailing wage, broadband coverage and more.  

Supporting Our Veterans

Recognizing the sacrifices made by Pennsylvania’s veterans, the General Assembly has taken up a number of bills this session to support them. The following bills have been approved by the House and are awaiting consideration by the Senate, unless otherwise noted.
 • National Guard LeaveHouse Bill 88 clarifies the current law regarding leaves of absence for members of the Pennsylvania National Guard by stating that the 15-day leave of absence is to be applied to a 24-hour day and prohibits an officer or employee from being required to return to duty within 18 hours of being relieved of federal or state active duty.  
 • Military Education ConsiderationHouse Bill 107 ensures a service member’s military education and training is taken into consideration for the purpose of fulfilling requirements for professional credentials to prevent the duplication of training and education of a veteran and get them into a civilian career more quickly.  
 • Veterans Job Tax CreditHouse Bill 159 establishes a $4,000 annual tax credit to taxpayers that hire veterans to work at small businesses they own.  
 • Tuition Assistance for VeteransHouse Bill 472 provides in-state tuition rates at community colleges and state-related/state-owned institutions of higher learning for veterans, military and civilian personnel, along with their spouses and dependent children, so long as they are residents of the Commonwealth on the first day of the semester.  
 • Higher Education AccessibilityHouse Bill 1164 requires colleges, universities and institutions of higher learning in Pennsylvania to provide current military service personnel and honorably discharged veterans with priority registration. 
 • Recognizing Veterans’ Experience: Act 82 of 2013 allows the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to waive certain testing requirements for commercial driver’s license applicants who are either active members or veterans of the United States Armed Forces and who have operated an appropriate vehicle for at least two years prior to the application.  
For information about programs and services for veterans, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs website.

Good News for Hunters, Landowners

A new state law ensures property owners are not held responsible for hunting violations committed by those who are granted permission to hunt on their land. This is an important step to ensuring private property owners remain willing to allow hunting on their land.

Previously, the law could be interpreted to mean landowners could be held liable for the actions of hunters who committed violations of hunting law on their property. The new law makes it clear landowners are not liable, as long as they did not aid, abet, assist, attempt or conspire in the commission of any unlawful act committed on their land.  

Frederick W. TROTT, 62, of Gold, PA

Frederick W. TROTT, 62, of Gold, PA, died Thursday, November 7, 2013 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY. 

Born October 8, 1951, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Frederick A. and Shirley J. Redner Trott. 

He was employed by D & J Auto Body in Wellsville for 41 years. 

Fred was a car enthusiast and a member of the Antique Auto Club of America. 

Surviving are: a brother, John E. (Linda) Trott of Genesee; two nieces, Kancie (Scott) Orris of Bradford, PA and Larae (Rodney) Franklin of Genesee; great-nephew, Ethan Trott; two great-nieces, Tiffany White and Vivien Orris; close friend with whom he resided, Carol Wolcott; and several cousins including, Charles Chapell of Coudersport. 

He was predeceased by his parents. 

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

DEP Announces Dec. 16 Public Meeting, Hearing on CAFO Permit for Columbia County Hog Farm

DEP Announces Dec. 16 Public Meeting, Hearing on CAFO Permit for Columbia County Hog Farm

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting and hearing on Monday, Dec. 16, to discuss a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permit application submitted by Joel Knoebel for his existing Cleveland Pork Farm in Cleveland Township, Columbia County.

The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the Elysburg Fire Company #1, at 1 East Mill St. in Elysburg.

“Staff from DEP’s Clean Water Program will explain the permit review process and applicable regulations,” DEP North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl said. “This presentation will be followed by a question and answer session, so that both DEP and the applicant can hear from residents and provide needed information.”

Knoebel was first issued an NPDES CAFO permit for this existing operation by DEP on June 3, 2008. That permit expired on June 2, 2013. In early August, DEP and Knoebel signed a consent order and agreement that required the submission of a new NPDES CAFO application by Sept. 30, which was submitted.

During the 8 p.m. hearing portion of the evening, the public will have an opportunity to present up to five minutes of oral testimony about the application. Written testimony of any length will also be accepted. The oral testimony will be recorded by a court reporter and transcribed into a written document, and DEP will create a written response to all relevant testimony.

Those who wish to present oral testimony are required to register that evening prior to the hearing. For anyone unable to attend the public hearing, written comments should be submitted by the close of business on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 to DEP Clean Water Program Manager, Department of Environmental Protection North-central Regional Office, 208 W. 3rd St., Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701.

The public may schedule an appointment to view the application in the regional office by calling 570-327-0550.

Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Daniel Spadoni at 570-327-3659 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD).

For more information, visit or call 570-327-3636.

Traffic Accident In Front of Force Garage

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11-8 Recalls

11/04/2013 01:32 PM EST

October 30, 2013 - Garden-Fresh Foods is initiating an expansion to our voluntary recall on various ready-to-eat salads, slaw, and dip products sold under various brands and code dates (see attachment). The products included in the expanded recall were produced between the dates of September 5, 2013 through October 16, 2013.
11/08/2013 12:28 PM EST

Garden-Fresh Foods has initiated an expansion of previous recalls of fresh cut vegetables, ready-to-eat salads, slaws, dips and spreads sold under various brands and code dates manufactured prior to November 06, 2013. All packaging types and sizes are included.

4th Monday Of Every Month

House Committee To Vote on Controversial Endangered Species Bill

houseHouse Committee To Vote on
Controversial Endangered Species Bill
A hotly debated bill is scheduled for a House committee vote next week. House Bill 1576 and its Senate companion bill SB 1047 have created a firestorm of controversy since they were first proposed respectively by Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong) and Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

A news conference was held Thursday for opponents of the bill to again express their opposition. The lines are clearly drawn between industry supporters of the bill and environmental groups sided with the affected Fish and Boat and Game Commissions.

Industry supporters of the bill, including the Marcellus Shale Coalition, claim the new legislation will ensure accountability through greater consistency and transparency, while eliminating construction delays now encountered when endangered or threatened species may be present. Environmentalists say the bill will gut current laws in place to protect wildlife in Pennsylvania.

A new twist to the discussion is an amendment that Game and Fisheries Chairman Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean County) plans to offer, which first became available for review on Thursday. The amendment appears to mitigate some of the objections that have been raised, but not enough of them to resolve the situation.

A recent letter to the editor from the Lycoming Audubon Society states what most of those opposed to the legislation agree upon, that HB 1576 is geared to benefit industry, especially the gas industry, at the cost of Pennsylvania's wildlife.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Pyle, admitted in a September interview that
"it was 'fair' to say that the proposed changes to the species listings process would most benefit the Marcellus Shale gas drilling industry." Couple that statement with the almost $49,000 in campaign contributions that Mr. Pyle received from the oil and gas industry, and the real reason for HB 1576 seems more evident.

The House Game and Fisheries Committee is scheduled to consider
HB 1576 on November 13. Contact your Representative now to express your opinion on HB 1576.

Find your Representative here

Ridgway Ambulance Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash

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Causer Issues Statement About Endangered Species Coordination Act

Rep. Martin Causer
Causer Issues Statement About Endangered Species Coordination Act

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee, issued the following statement to clarify ongoing misinformation about the proposed Endangered Species Coordination Act, House Bill 1576:

“The purpose of House Bill 1576 is to provide consistency, transparency and accountability by subjecting all endangered species and trout streams designations to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) process. It is also designed to provide more efficient and timely access to sensitive species information, including avoidance and mitigation measures, for those involved in permitted projects that may be affected by those species.

“House Bill 1576 does not take the decision-making authority out of the hands of the Game Commission or Fish and Boat Commission. It simply requires the commissions to take the same steps as every other state agency that promulgates regulations – including the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources when it makes endangered species designations and the Department of Environmental Protection when it makes certain stream designations.

“The bill does not limit the state’s ability to designate threatened or endangered species not already designated as such by the federal government. And an internal review by House attorneys of our endangered species designation process under this bill versus those of other states also indicates there should be no loss of federal money should the bill become law.

“The IRRC process simply allows for review and acceptance of public comment before regulations are enacted, and that is the way it should work in a democracy. Decisions cannot be made in a vacuum; rather, state government must operate in an open forum where Pennsylvania residents can participate and a system of checks and balances ensures both accuracy and accountability.”

Causer also outlined key points of a proposed amendment to the bill. The amendment is based on testimony received during two joint public hearings of the House Game and Fisheries and House Environmental Resources and Energy committees. The amendment:

Removes the requirement for the agencies to re-designate all currently listed species within a two-year time frame.

Expands the proposed centralized database to include “other designated species” that are of special concern or rare species other than threatened or endangered species.

Ensures access to information in the database is made available only to authorized persons and increases the civil penalties for unlawful use of sensitive database information.

Prohibits the transfer of licensing dollars or federal funds for implementation of the act to further ensure there is no loss of federal funds as a result of the change.

Places the requirement to do field surveys back on the permit applicant affecting the land and specifies that if field surveys are required, the state agency with jurisdictional authority for the protection of the species must within 30 days of receiving the survey results provide either clearance for the project, or detailed avoidance measures, detailed minimization measures or detailed mitigation measures to the permit applicant.
Clarifies that the requirement of the commissions to adhere to independent regulatory review does not apply to actions such as hunting seasons and bag limits or fishing seasons and creel limits.

Bradford Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak

Bradford Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak
At 12:04 PM on Friday, Bradford City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 201 West Washington Street for a natural gas leak. Occupants have evacuated apartments there.

Genesee Dispatched For Person Injured In Crash

Genesee Dispatched For Person Injured In Crash
At 11:27 AM on Friday, Genesee EMS and medic 6 have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident near North Bingham where a male is reported to be injured. Report vehicle off roadway, no fire equipment needed.

Coudersport Ambulance To Park Avenue

At 11:26 AM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Park Avenue for a fall victim.

PA Drilling Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cameron Energy Co in Sheffield Twp, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2013-11-01 to Cameron Energy Co in Sheffield Twp, Warren county. 210UNPLUG - Failure to plug a well upon abandonment
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Anadarko E&Amp;P Onshore Llc in Cascade Twp, Lycoming County

Administrative violation issued on 2013-11-05 to Anadarko E&Amp;P Onshore Llc in Cascade Twp, Lycoming county. 78.57 - Failure to post pit approval number
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Roulette Township Office will be closed Monday, November 11

Not a legal notice but for those who want to keep their readers/listeners informed.

Roulette Township Office will be closed Monday, November 11 to observe the Veteran’s Holiday. We will open up the following day, Tuesday, November 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for water/sewer payments only. If you have a water emergency or a grinder pump emergency please call the sewer plant at 544-4080, if no one answers leave a message and they will return your call or come to your residence.

Thank you,
Nita Spencer
Secretary / Treasurer

Roulette Township Supervisors

Keystone Rural Health Information Session on the Affordable Care Act

Keystone Rural Health Information Session on the Affordable Care Act

Need help understanding the new Health Care Reform? Come join us for an open information session! Topics of this session include: how it will affect you; what choices you have; and if you can get help with the cost. As of January 1, 2014 everyone must have health insurance. A representative from Keystone Rural Health Consortia will provide information on the different types of health insurance in an effort to help you find which one would work best for you and your family. The representative will also utilize the online Market Place to help you find the best plan and how to apply.

The Potter County Education Council will be hosting two information sessions: Monday, November 18, 2013 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at their Port Allegany office and Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at their Coudersport office. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. To attend the Port Allegany session, call (814) 545-1333. To attend the Coudersport, call (814) 274-4877.

Ulysses Area Improvement upcoming events

Ulysses Area Improvement upcoming events

There will be soup and sandwiches as well as other Holiday goodies

 Ulysses Christmas Tree Lighting
Join us for the Annual Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree on November 15, 2013 at 7:00pm on Main Street between the All For You Flower Shop and the Ulysses Mercantile.  Bring your letters to Santa for the North Pole Express Mailbox. Also join us for singing of traditional carols and light refreshments.

Ulysses Christmas Decorating Contest
The Ulysses Area Improvement Association will be having their annual Christmas Decorating Contest open to all Ulysses Borough residents.  Anyone interested in participating may sign up at the All For You Flower Shop on Main St. until December 18, 2013.  Winners will be announced on December 20, 2013.

Community Christmas Party
December 13, 2013 at the Tri-Town Fire Hall in Ulysses from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.
Come listen to the sounds of the holiday season with music provided by Northern Potter Students under the direction of Mrs. Lindsey Smeenk and Mr. Kevin Roessner.  Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus will be visiting during the party.  Refreshments will be provided and sponsored by the Ulysses Area Improvement Association