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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Ulysses Library World War I Centennial Program

SR 948, Montmorenci Road, in Jones Township, between SR66 and Long Level Rd., has been shut down

SR 948, Montmorenci Road, in Jones Township, between SR66 and Long Level Rd., has been shut down due to icy road conditions and a motor vehicle accident. Please find alternate routes for travel.

Rollover Crash on Hazelhurst Hill

Rollover Crash on Hazelhurst Hill
At 6:55 PM, Mt. Jewett Fire & Ambulance dispatched to 11229 Rt. 6 for a rollover crash on Hazelhurst Hill.

Structure Fire Dispatched On Bailey Avenue In Norwich Township

Structure Fire Dispatched On Bailey Avenue In Norwich Township
At 6:30 PM on Saturday, Norwich Township, Smethport Fire Depts., and Priority Care Ambulance have been dispatched to a structure fire at 131 Bailey Avenue in Norwich Township. Reported as a chimney fire.

Rollover Crash On Montmorenci Road/ROAD CLOSED AT CRASH SCENE

Address: @ 41.54114 @ 78.77586
Cross Streets: JUD DR * BEN HUR CAMP RD

3/8/2014 6:16:08 PM




Theodore E. "Ted" Bond of 3798 Buck Farm Road, Wellsville, NY

Theodore E. "Ted" Bond
Theodore E. "Ted" Bond of 3798 Buck Farm Road,  Wellsville, NY,  passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, surrounded by his family at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Silver Springs, MD, the son of Leslie and Opal (Calhoun) Bond.

He is survived by his long time partner, Terah Soule of Wellsville, three children, Danielle Tuohy, Timothy Bond and Christi Bond, five grandchildren, Kyle, Alyssa and Kiera Beth Tuohy and Layla and Benjamin Clark, and a sister, Sally Bond. 

He was predeceased by a brother, Timothy Bond.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date. 

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the David A. Howe Public Library. To leave online condolences, please visit

Harold C. "Hod" Austin, 78, of 25 Pleasant Street, Wellsville, NY

Harold C. "Hod" Austin
Harold C. "Hod" Austin, 78, of 25 Pleasant Street, Wellsville, NY, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born October 16, 1935 in Belfast, the son of Cash and Florence (Bledsoe) Austin. On July 24, 1965 in Washington, DC,  he married Jean Densmore who survives.
Vietnam Vet

He was a 20 year veteran of the U. S. Air Force and had served in Vietnam. He was a long time Club Pro at the Wellsville Country Club and was employed for many years at the New York State, Department of Transportation.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Christine Dingman of Tampa, FL, and her children, Karli and Tadd, a son, Darrell Austin of Tampa, FL, a daughter, Isabelle Thelen-Seifried of Speyer, Germany, two brothers, Dave Gordon of Long Island and Steve Austin of Dunnellon, FL, one sister, Janet Hungerford of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Judy Ellsworth.

The American Legion will honor his military service on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the American Legion Post 702, 23 Jefferson Street in Wellsville. 

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, American Legion Post 702, VFW Post 2530 or any charity of the donor's choice. 

To leave online condolences, please visit

Robert I. Kerns, 75, of Coudersport, PA

Robert I. Kerns “Beloved husband”
Navy Vet

Robert I. Kerns, 75, of Coudersport, PA passed away with his loving wife at his side on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born June 8, 1938 in Philadelphia, he was a son of Charlie and Kathryn Putz Kerns. On October 7, 1972 he married Margaret L. “Margie” Hadley, who survives.

Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a self employed professional landscaper and was also employed as a landscaper by Adelphia in Coudersport.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping. Robert and his wife belonged to the Judy Bolton Book Club.

Surviving besides his wife are a brother-in-law, Russell C. Hadley of Nanticoke; a sister-in-law, Joette Remenor of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.

Robert was predeceased by his parents.

There will be no public visitation or funeral services.
Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Robert, please visit

Ulysses Library World War I Centennial Program

Dog is missing from the Gold area

Hi, our dog is missing from the Gold area. Can you post his picture for us?
Anyone with info should call 814-848-9829. He is a tan pit bull mix with a green collar and answers to Tank. Thanks.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Fox Twp, Sullivan County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-03-05 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Fox Twp, Sullivan county. OGA 3211(M) - Failure to obtain an approved water management plan for withdrawing or using water during the drilling or hydraulic fracture stimulation of an unconventional well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Anadarko E&Amp;P Onshore Llc in Snow Shoe Twp, Centre County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-03-07 to Anadarko E&Amp;P Onshore Llc in Snow Shoe Twp, Centre county. 78.54 - Failure to properly control or dispose of industrial or residual waste to prevent pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night

Daylight saving time officially begins this weekend! 
Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. 
This is also a great time to check the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

LOST 2 year old male Chihuahua.

LOST 2 year old male Chihuahua.  
He answers to Gibson. If found please contact Ashley and or her husband Joe at these numbers: Ashley's cell, 814-525-9314, Joe's cell, 814-594-3023 or their home number 814-601-0591. 

He was last seen running from their yard on West Creek Road in Emporium, PA.

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast This Weekend At Brydonson's Farm Near Coudersport

Full Time Registered Nurse Wanted At Lakeview Senior Care

Chicken BBQ By Shinglehouse Ambulance Association This Sunday

4 County Meeting Set For Wednesday, March 12 In Shinglehouse

Friday, March 7, 2014

Port Allegany Dispatched To 2 One Vehicle Crashes

Port Allegany Dispatched To 2 One Vehicle Crashes on Route 6 West of Town
At 10:58 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover crash with injuries on Route 6 near the Jehovah Witness Church.


Police Investigating Identity Theft

February Statistics For PSP Emporium

February Statistics For PSP Coudersport

Goodies For Our Troops


Address: 826 ROUTES 66 948
Cross Streets: PIGS EAR RD * COON RUN RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 8 FD; Kane Ambulance
3/7/2014 7:54:31 PM


John W. Downey, 83, Warren, PA

John W. Downey
John W. Downey, 83, Warren, PA, died Friday morning, March 7, 2014 after an illness of the past year and a half. 

He was born March 31, 1930 in Wilkinsburg, PA. He was the son of the late John T. and Wilhelmina Zurn Downey. 

John was a Warren area resident for the past 44 years. He was a 1948 graduate of Turtle Creek High School and attended Carnegie Tech. where he was educated in Drafting. 
US Army Vet

He had served with the U.S. Army as a Specialist 3, serving in the infantry from October 14, 1954 until he was honorably discharged October 9, 1956. He was employed at Westinghouse Electric, Universal Standard, Inc., Simplex Machine Tool, Warren Corp, Mine Safety Appliance Co., where he served in numerous occupations of detail draftsman, product tool and layout draftsman and chief draftsman. 

He had served as President of his own company working with a friend, with Patent Drawings and Mold Designs. He retired from Whirley Drink Works as Vice President of Engineer/Designs department after 42 years employment.

During his lifetime, he was an accomplished artist, creating artwork with oil and acrylic paints, he enjoyed archery and fencing. He was always a creative thinker who had a great sense of humor. He had a great ability to pass on to his family, friends and those he touched, his Christian influence and upbringing.

He was proud of his family and especially had a great love of his grandchildren.

 He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Renate M. Gauck Downey whom he married March 18, 1957 in Worms, Germany, 7 Children – Mary Boyles and husband, Raymond of Titusville, PA., Theresa Darling and husband, Reginald of Warren, PA., Kathleen Tabol and husband, Mitch of Cleveland, OH., Karl H. Downey and wife, Michele of France, Kevin T. Downey and wife, Amy of Warren, PA., Paul M. Downey and wife, Elizabeth of Tiverton, RI., Michael Downey of Westfield, N.J., 1 Sister – Mary Capalongo of McKeesport, PA., 4 Brothers – Paul Downey and wife, Phyllis of Navarre, FL., Patrick Downey and wife, Linda of N. Richland Hills, TX., Larry Downey and wife, Jane of Austin, PA., Joseph Downey of Butler, PA., longtime and very good friends, Robert Sokolski, Bruce Shreves and Lynn Schnarrs, 14 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 son – John F. Downey who died January 27, 1980, 1 Grandson – Justin Downey, 1 Granddaughter – Angela Swanson, 2 Sisters – Kathleen Ricci, Dorothy Pantalone.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Monday, March 10, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted 7:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Tuesday, March 11,2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 RusselStreet, Warren, PA. Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the U.S. Army Personnel. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund or the Warren Salvation Army, 311 BeechStreet, Warren, PA. 16365. 

E-mail condolences may be sent byvisiting

Carol Elaine Irvine, 55, of Warren, PA

Carol Elaine Irvine
Carol Elaine Irvine, 55, of Warren, PA, died at her residence on Friday morning, March 7, 2014 after a 10 month illness. 

She was born September 6, 1958 in Ridgway, PA. She was the daughter of Ruth Jordan Marrone of Johnsonburg, PA. and the late Robert F.Marrone. Carol was a Warren area resident since 1966 and was a 1976 graduate of Warren High School. 

She earned her degree as a registered nurse from the Jamestown Community College School of Nursing, and later earned her degree as a Nurse Practitioner from Clarion University. She had been employed with Warren General Hospital for 35 years and the last 3 years with the doctor’s office of Dr. Jay Endres. 

She was a member of the Women of the Moose Warren Lodge #109, She enjoyed playing the slot machines at Seneca Allegany Casino. She truly enjoye her extended family, her friends whom she worked with in the Warren General Critical Care Unit. 

She was an avid camper, spending time at her Uncle Louie’s Camp, camping at Penn Highlands and most recently camping at their camp on Route 337. She enjoyed cooking and eating crabs with her brother in Atlantic City, N.J.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her longtime companion and caregiver, Alan R. Kiser of Warren, PA., 1 Son –Robert J. Irvine Marrone of Warren, PA., her adopted children –Ashley, Valerie, Jennifer and Garrett Kiser, 4 Sisters – Shirley Luby and husband, Thomas of Tonawanda, N.Y., Joyce DeVallance and husband, Bob, Elizabeth Fitch and husband, Walter all of Johnsonburg, PA., Angela Sloan of Marion, S.C., Grandchildren – Gabriel Irvine of Warren, PA., Chloe Irvine of Junction City, KA. Madison, Ethan and Carson Kent, Gavin Siffin all of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother – Donald Cicuzza, Jr.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Monday, March 10, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 3:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA, Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Wardville Cemetery, Johnsonburg, PA.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Pregnancy Support Center, 210 W. Third Avenue Suite #203, Warren, PA. 16365, Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or a Charity of one’s choice.

 E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Amber Alert Cancelled



Arkansas Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen George’s Inc., a Springdale, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 29,200 pounds of seasoned raw, chicken breast strips due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products are formulated with soy protein, a known allergen, and monosodium glutamate (MSG). However, the product was released with a label for George’s boneless skinless breast pieces with rib meat, which does not declare soy or MSG on the label.

Legislators Boil Over $220,000. Game Commission Payment To Carl Roe

Retired Pa. Game Commission chief to get $220K severance payment

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
By Brad Bumsted

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to give its retired executive director $220,000, which a top lawyer to Gov. Tom Corbett calls an “improper severance agreement” that would drain resources from sportsmen's programs.

The payment to Carl Roe of Carlisle is awaiting approval by the state Attorney General's Office for “form and legality.”

Roe, who retired on Jan. 17, could not be reached for comment on Thursday.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office is seeking “clarity” on certain issues and awaits a response from the commission, said her spokesman Joe Peters. The office will have 30 days to decide, he said.

“It's unconscionable they would be using public dollars from sportsmen and hunters to pay a severance package to a former employee,” said Jay Pagni, a spokesman for Corbett.

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This is beyond troubling and demands a full investigation.
via Senator Joe Scarnati
Outraged at PA Game Commission’s attempt to divert funds from sportsmen for secret payment to failed Exec. Director

Doreen G. Conant 88, formerly of 558 Minard Run Road, Bradford, PA

Doreen G. Conant, 88, formerly of 558 Minard Run Road, Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2014 in the Pavilion @ BRMC. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Potter County’s Annual Weather Exercise

  Potter County’s Annual Weather Exercise

During Potter County’s Annual Weather Exercise held on March 6, 2014 at the Potter County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), several Municipal Emergency Management Coordinators and EOC Staff Members were presented with certificates honoring them for completing certification training requirements in accordance with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Directive 2003-5 (Emergency Management Training & Education) and 2011-2 (Emergency Management Certification and Training) through the PA Emergency Management Agency. In a letter from Glenn M. Cannon, Director of PEMA, he thanked each recipient for helping secure the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s readiness for disasters and emergencies. Presenting each certificate is Glenn Dunn; Potter County Emergency Management Coordinator

Carol Hyde (striped shirt) is presented with her Basic & Advanced Certification. Ms. Hyde is actively involved with the Potter County Department of Emergency Services and the EOC Staff.

Fay Wood (light blue shirt) is presented with her Basic Certification. Mrs. Wood serves as Emergency Management Coordinator for Ulysses Borough. She is also actively involved with the
Potter County Department of Emergency Services and the EOC Staff.

Richard & Janet McCoy were presented with their Professional Certification. Earlier this year, the McCoy’s completed their Basic & Advanced Certification. Mr. McCoy serves as Emergency
Management Coordinator for Harrison Township. Mrs. McCoy serves as Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for Harrison Township. Both are actively involved with the Potter
County Department of Emergency Services and the EOC Staff.

Structure Fire In Centerville

Structure Fire In Centerville
At 4:08 PM on Friday, Fillmore & Rushford Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched with Centerville to 11578 County Road 36 for a structure fire. 

Route 6 Connection

Save the Date!
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
PA Route 6 Alliance
2014 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

Friends of PA Route 6 Alliance,

Please save May 8th on your calendars to attend our Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. This year's meeting will be held at the Coudersport Golf Club, located at 839 Cherry Springs Road/Route 44S, Coudersport, PA 16915. Turn off from Route 6 will be between mile markers 180 & 181 onto Route 44 South. The Golf Club is approximately 1 mile on the left. More information will be coming within the next few weeks, so please keep an eye on your email.

Please take the time to review the 2014 "DO 6" Award nomination form and return your nominations by March 21st.

PA Route 6 Alliance
P.O. Box 180
Galeton, PA 16922

3-29 Open House At Hebron Center Christian School

 Open House

You are invited to an open house at the Hebron Center Christian School (1149 SR 44 N, Coudersport) on Saturday, March 29th. Doors will open at 5 pm. You will be able to:

Tour our facilities
Meet our staff and students
Discover the difference of Christian Education
Observe and experience our curriculum
Check out student projects and achievements
Get any questions answered- Scholarships, sports, extra-curricular activities, music, transportation, electives, etc.
Begin registration for enrollment
Enjoy free refreshments

At 7:00, the students will begin performances for Regional Student Convention.

Gov. Corbett & Sec. Greig Say "One size Fits All Rules Don't Always Work" For Food Safety

The FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act proposed rules are an important and monumental step in the safety of our food supply. 

However, far-reaching regulations can easily hamper a business’ ability to grow and succeed, and one-size-fits-all rules don't always work – that's why FDA is calling on producers, ag orgs and state departments of ag to look over the proposals with a fine-toothed comb.

 We all want consumer safety and producer profitability, and seek your input to ensure these rules benefit all Americans. 

Gov. Corbett and I are making sure PA's voice is heard loud and clear by hosting listening sessions with producers, agribusinesses and ag leaders. I invite you to the next session on March 17 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in room 309 at the PDA building in Harrisburg.

 It will cover the latest FSMA rule dealing with preventative controls for animal food. As the producers and animal food business owners who will be affected by these rules, we need to hear from you so that we can bring your concerns to the FDA’s attention. We’ll work to make sure the final rules implemented under FSMA are reasonable and take a common-sense approach to your operation.

Water Monitor Volunteers Needed; Meeting Saturday

Water Monitor Volunteers Needed; Meeting Saturday

Potter County Today
watertestcreekAn organization that was formed to monitor streams and rivers across Potter County for signs of degradation due to shale gas drilling or other earth disturbance is actively recruiting additional volunteers. “God’s Country Water Dogs”  provides free training and supplies for the corps of volunteers who sample designated sections of waterways and report their findings on a centralized database.

Next meeting and training session is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, from 1 pm to 3:30 pm at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport

 Those attending should use the Water Street entrance. All members and other individuals interested in joining the organization are welcome. Ashlynn Beacker, a student at Lycoming College, will share results of her survey of benthic macroinvertebrates throughout Potter County. These are “indicator species” that can be used to measure a stream’s health.  Julie Vastine from the Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring and her students from Dickinson College will discuss methods for logging data collected from local streams. Those seeking more information about God’s Country Water Dogs should contact Loren Fitzgerald at

Shinglehouse Ambulance To East Academy Street

At 2:39 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 dispatched to E. Academy Street for a victim of a fall.

DEP Announces Radiation Levels are Normal after Greene County Well Fire

DEP Announces Radiation Levels are Normal after Greene County Well Fire
Department Provides Update on Chevron Investigation

Pittsburgh – The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) announced today that data collected in response to the recent Chevron well fire in Greene County showed no radiation levels above normal “background” levels.

“DEP is committed to ensuring public health and safety, and providing open, transparent communication following last month’s Chevron incident,” DEP Secretary Christ Abbruzo said. “Today, we continue that commitment by creating a summary report of our radiological response and keeping citizens updated on our efforts.”

On Feb. 13 and 14, DEP’s BRP responded to the Chevron well fire in Greene County to ensure the public were not being exposed to unsafe radiation levels. Data was collected at three separate sample locations and sent to the DEP Bureau of Labratories for analysis.

Naturally occurring radioactive material is present at some level in all areas. This results in local radiation levels, which are identified as background. To determine if there is an increase in radioactivity, it is necessary to determine the appropriate background level. The difference between a measured level and the background level would represent the increase due to some activity.

The department has begun to collect information on the incident and will conduct an investigation to determine, if possible, a cause and outline what steps might be taken to avoid similar incidents in the future. DEP inspectors continue to visit the site daily to monitor activities on the well pad.

In addition to radiation sampling, DEP has completed all air quality sampling and has started soil sampling this week. These results will also be made available in summary reports when the analyses are completed.

To view the summary report, visit and click on “Oil and Gas,” “Office of Oil and Gas Management,” “Oil and Gas Related Topics” and then “Radiation Protection.”

Coudersport Ambulance To Dickinson Mental Health

At 2:05 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Dickinson Mental Health On North Main Street for a fall victim.

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast This Weekend At Brydonson's Farm Near Coudersport

Structure Fire Dispatched On Main Street In Genesee



Photo shared by Scott Fessenden

Minutes For Potter County Commissioners Meeting February 20, 2014

Agenda For Potter County Commissioners Meeting For March 6, 2014

Coudersport Ambulance To McDonalds

At 12:44 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched ot McDonalds for a victim of a fall.

Structure Fire In Hinsdale

Structure Fire In Hinsdale
At 12:15 PM on Friday, Hinsdale is on scene of a structure fire at 3050 Rt. 16 in Hinsdale. Westons MIlls is on standby.

Monday is the deadline for fair button entries

Monday is the deadline for fair button entries to be returned to Judi Turton in order to be selected as the winning design. Fair board meeting on Wednesday!

Josiah Howe Chosen To Perform In PMEA Region Band Festival

Congratulations Josiah Howe!

Corning Moving Gorilla Glass Production To South Korea

Coudersport House For Rent

EQT PRODUCTION CO Reports Drilling Started

EQT PRODUCTION CO Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Washington Twp Township

EQT PRODUCTION CO reports drilling started on 2014-03-07 00:00:00 at site HORIZON 591670 in Washington Twp township, Jefferson county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

DEP Awards $2.4 Million Mine Reclamation Contract in Clearfield County

DEP Awards $2.4 Million Mine Reclamation Contract in Clearfield County
Mine Subsidence Control Project Will Protect 60 Homes in Decatur Township.

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a $2,472,770 contract award for an abandoned mine reclamation project in Decatur Township, Clearfield County, that will stabilize the ground under 60 homes threatened by historic mine subsidence.

“This critically important project will eliminate the threat of mine subsidence for 60 homes in the township at no cost to the property owners,” DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. “It’s an outstanding example of how the department is directly assisting citizens impacted by legacy mining problems.”

The project will stabilize the homes by filling the void space in the underground mine and upper rock strata beneath each structure with grout. A total of 30 acres of mine subsidence prone area will be stabilized in this manner.

DEP conducted an exploratory drilling project in summer 2005 to determine the subsidence potential and area of mining. The results determined that the surrounding undermined areas posed a high subsidence potential due to the depth of overburden at drill hole locations.

Since the drilling project, at least three reported subsidence events have occurred within this proposed project area related to past mining operations by the Mapleton Mine and other unknown mines that ceased operations prior to the 1930s.

The contractor will inject 15,000 to 22,000 cubic yards of grout mix through an estimated 315 drill holes into the mine voids to stabilize the overburden beneath the homes. The overburden ranges from seven to 50 feet thick, with typical overburden being 25 feet thick. There will be about 10,000 linear feet of drilling required for the project.

The project contract was awarded to Howard Concrete Pumping Co. Inc. of Cuddy,
Allegheny County. Work is expected to start before the end of March and be completed in 10 months or early 2015.

The contract was awarded on a competitive basis and is federally funded by Office of Surface Mining grants. Grant funds are supported by a fee on the modern coal industry and are distributed to states as annual grants to reclaim mine sites that were abandoned prior to passage of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

For more information, visit or call 717-783-2267.

Glenda R. Causer, 77, of 404 Dewey Ave., Hazel Hurst, PA

Glenda R. Causer, 77, of 404 Dewey Ave., Hazel Hurst, PA,  went into the loving arms of Jesus, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday (March 5, 2014) at Kane Community Hospital.

Born April 14, 1936, in Shawmut, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Martha Pontious Himes. On January 29, 1955, she married Claude Causer Jr. who survives.

Glenda was employed by the Lutheran Home at Kane before her retirement. She was a life-long member of the Hazel Hurst United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to Claude, her husband of fifty-nine years, are four children, David (Sue) Causer, Ronnie (Bonnie) Causer, Barb Causer and Deb Causer, all of Hazel Hurst; five grandchildren, Misty (Bill) Baldwin, Melissa (Jerry) Causer, Travis (Kayla) Causer, David Paul (Nikki) Causer and Chad Wilson; eight grandchildren, Shelby, Tyler, Jaden, Joshua, Justice, Levi, Baya and Kirra; and two step-great grandchildren, James and Kylee. She also is survived by her beloved cat, Angel.

She was preceded in death, besides her parents, by six brothers, two sisters and one grandson.

Friends will be received at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. in Mt. Jewett on Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Hazel Hurst United Methodist Church with the Rev. W. Craig Smith, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Bridgeview Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hazel Hurst United Methodist Church.

 Online condolences can be expressed at

Activated Fire Alarm In St. Marys

Address: 1063 JOHNSONBURG RD

3/7/2014 10:29:29 AM

HP Laptop For Sale


Green Party Nominates Glover for Governor

Green Party Nominates Glover for Governor
Prigg to run for Congress
and Sweeney for State Senate

Boalsburg, PA – On Sunday, March 2, 2014, the Green Party of Pennsylvania approved nominations for three candidates to compete in the November general election. Longtime social entrepreneur Paul Glover will be at the top of the ticket as the Green Party candidate for governor.

Glover is founder of more than a dozen organizations and campaigns, including Ithaca HOURS local currency, the Philadelphia Orchard Project, and Citizen Planners of Los Angeles. He is author of six books on community economic development, and taught urban studies at Temple University. In 1978 he walked 400 miles across Pennsylvania, from the Delaware Water Gap to its southwest corner.

In a speech to convention-goers, Glover said “I have agreed to stand as the Green Party’s candidate for governor of Pennsylvania so that voters have the opportunity to select a governor who would ban fracking; shift subsidies from nuclear to solar, and from roadbuilding to rail, and from prisons to public schools.” Glover declared that he would “create 500,000 green collar jobs, promote progressive taxation, clamp down on commercial bank excesses, legalize marijuana and free its prisoners, protect forests and small farms.” He added that “Harrisburg needs a diet of less fat and more greens.”

Glover’s biography: phone: (215) 805-8330. His campaign details:

The Green Party also approved the nomination of Tom Prigg from McCandless to run against Rep. Keith Rothfus in the race for U.S. House of Representatives, 12th District.

Prigg, a former 82nd Airborne paratrooper and neuroscientist, recently turned journalist to report stories on our government and our hard economic times. “It was the frustration of only observing and reporting that incited me on to run for Congress,” said Prigg. “I couldn't sit back anymore and wait for someone else to come up with a plan for the future.”

Jay Sweeney, from Falls Township, Wyoming County and current Green Party chairman, will run in the 20th Senatorial District of the General Assembly. “We're very excited about the upcoming campaign season,” said Sweeney. “We are pleased to offer a choice of candidates who are opposed to the direction the Commonwealth and the Country are taking. We are especially proud to offer candidates who oppose the hydrofracking process and the industrialization of our forests with which voters are increasingly expressing their displeasure.”

In other business, elections for Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Steering Committee at Large were held. Delegates to the Green Party of the United States and representatives to its committees were elected.

The GPPA State Committee also endorsed “Earth Day to May Day”, 10 days to change course, a campaign of action and education.

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is an independent political party that stands in opposition to the two corporate parties. The Green Party of Pennsylvania stands for grassroots democracy, social justice, sustainable economics, nonviolence, and ecology.

Free Manure Management Manual Workshop Offered by Conservation District

Free Manure Management Manual Workshop Offered by Conservation District

Did you know that all farms generating/using manure must now have a manure management plan? The McKean County Conservation District can help you learn the new regulations and write your plan. Two workshops will be held: March 15, 2014 from 10AM – 2:00 PM at the McKean County 911 Center, 17125 Route 6 in Smethport and March 29, 2014 from 10AM – 2:00 PM at the Bradford Area Public Library at 67 West Washington Street in Bradford.

Topics covered by the workshop will include the revised Manure Management Manual, Chapter 102 (Erosion and Sediment Control) updates, and using PAOneStop for your Manure Management Plan. Attendees will receive a copy of the updated Manure Management Manual. One-on-one assistance will be available in order for attendees to leave the workshop with a completed Manure Management Plan for their farm.

Lunch will be provided. Registration for this event is free but required by March 7, 2014. Please contact the McKean County Conservation District at 814-887-4008 to register by phone or email with your name, address, and number of people attending.

Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Clean Water Fund.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Vehicle Fire


Wellsboro Fire Dept. dispatched.

Drawing 1

Drawing 1

This one-hour class, taught by local artist Jessie Vaughn, will include exercises that promote hand and eye coordination. Learn about papers, pencils, etc. Also learn the basic concepts to learn about perspective and how to use a simple perspective tool. Use shading to make objects look real. Sketches will be done that can be matted or used for the watercolor class. All supplies are included.

This class is part of a series of workshops being taught by regional artists including: Jessie Vaughn, Curt Weinhold, Julie Mader, and Rick and Zoe Boni. Thanks to a PPA Grant provided by the PA Council on the Arts, these workshops are being offered at a reduced rate with the goals of raising awareness of the arts in Potter and McKean Counties, and providing those interested in developing or improving their artistic skills with opportunities to do so. These workshops are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

This class is being held on Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. or 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Abundant Blessings in Coudersport. The cost is $5.00 per person, which covers the cost of materials. To register, visit or call (814) 274-4877.

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Friday, March 07, 2014 The latest news from the State Capitol

Veterans Designation Now Available on PA Driver Licenses, ID Cards

Pennsylvania’s servicemen and servicewomen are now able to have their veteran status included on their state-issued driver licenses or non-driver identification cards. With the designation, veterans will be able to more easily demonstrate their veteran status and to take advantage of special offers and discounts available from businesses that choose to offer them. The designation on the license/ID card is more convenient and safer for veterans than carrying cumbersome documents that may include sensitive personal information. However, further documentation will still be required to obtain VA benefits. The veterans designation is available to eligible veterans at no charge at the next date of renewal of their license or ID card. If veterans want the designation prior to their next renewal, they will have to pay a fee for a duplicate license. The fee for a basic duplicate driver’s license is $13.50; fees for other types of licenses vary. For additional information, please contact my offices in Bradford (814-362-4400) or Coudersport (814-274-9769) or visit my website.

Sewer, Water Grant Awarded to Liberty Township

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has awarded a $1.54 million grant to Liberty Township, McKean County, for much-needed infrastructure improvements that will help promote job growth in the area. This grant came about as the result of a joint effort among Liberty Township and Port Allegany Borough officials, the McKean County commissioners and local business leaders. The grant will help fund the extension of sewer and water services from Port Allegany Borough to portions of Liberty Township, including the Portage Industrial Park and surrounding residential and commercial properties. It also will support replacement of existing infrastructure in Port Allegany to increase capacity at the borough’s treatment plant. Read more about it here.

DPW Outlines Savings From Combating Welfare Waste, Fraud and Abuse

The state Department of Public Welfare (DPW) recently detailed nearly $2 billion in savings from its efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse. According to DPW Secretary Bev Mackereth, the department has worked with the state’s Office of Inspector General on several cost-avoidance measures, including investigations of high-risk applications, client overpayment recoveries and savings from program disqualifications. Additional savings have come through program integrity efforts and measures to prevent fraud and abuse, such as assuring Medicaid is the payer of last resort, the recipient restriction program and Managed Care Organization reviews. Welfare reform has been a priority in the House, with several measures enacted to save taxpayer dollars and promote greater integrity in the system, while also ensuring assistance is available to those who truly need it.

Don’t Forget to Spring Ahead!


Daylight Saving Time officially begins this weekend on Sunday, March 9. Don’t forget to turn your clock ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

This is also a great time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. 

Kane Dispatched For Structure Fire

Kane Dispatched For Structure Fire
At 9:20 AM on Friday, Kane Fire & Ambulance dispatched to 122 Beech Street for a possible structure fire.

Merle “Bud” Zetler, 89, of Looker Mountain Trail, Rixford, PA

Merle “Bud” Zetler, 89, of Looker Mountain Trail, Rixford, PA, passed away Wednesday (March 5th, 2014) at the Olean General Hospital.

Born March 28th, 1924 in Kane, he was a son of George and Hazel Hotton Zetler. Merle was a 1943 graduate of Otto High School. He married Geraldine Baker on July 9th, 1948 in Rixford. 

Merle served in the Merchant Marines in all 4 theaters of World War Two. He was employed by South Penn Oil Company and later Dresser Industries of Olean until his retirement in 1985.

Merle was a member of the Duke Center United Methodist Church where he held many offices. He was also a member of the Duke Center Masonic Lodge # 555 F&AM, where he was treasurer for over 30 years, Royal Arch Chapter #260, past Patron of Keystone Chapter # 2 of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Eldred American Legion Post 887, the Pennsylvania Tree Farmers Association, and North Central Forest Landowners Association.

Merle enjoyed tree farming in which he was the Pennsylvania Tree Farmer of the Year in 1996. He also enjoyed working and maintaining his oil lease for the past 60 years, as well as spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter, Susan (Jim) Zirkle of Duke Center; grandchildren, Torrey (Olga) Frederick of Pittsburgh and Saree Frederick of Rixford; and a brother, Alan Zetler of Dillon, Montana.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip Zetler.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred; and Saturday at the Duke Center United Methodist Church from 10 to 11 am, at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Gary Sheesley officiating. Burial will follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville. 

The family would like to invite all of those attending the funeral to a luncheon at the Duke Center United Methodist Church immediately following the funeral.

A service will be held by the Duke Center Masonic Lodge #555 F&AM at 8:30 pm Friday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church or to the American Heart Association.

Online Condolences may be made at

Polly (Baum) Witmer, 54, of Reston, Va

Polly (Baum) Witmer, 54, of Reston, Va. died March 4, 2014, following a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Polly was born in Ridgway, Pa. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1977 and from Mount Aloysius College in 1979.

She worked as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant in Jamestown, N.Y. and Fairfax, Va. Polly was also a certified massage therapist treating both people and animals.

She enjoyed being active outdoors with hiking, skiing, running, scuba diving, rafting and camping.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Betty Baum.

She leaves behind four sisters, Mary Hunt (Don) of Ridgway, Barbara Rendos (Michael) of Lock Haven, Diane Elliott (George) of Fredericksburg, Va., and Laura Lynch (Shawn) of Johnsonburg; along with many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors to cherish her memory.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Eden St., Herndon, Va. A funeral mass and burial will take place on Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Polly's memory can be made to Coral Restoration Foundation, 5 Seagate Blvd., Key Largo, Fla., 33037, online at, or at your local animal shelter/rescue.

Online condolences may be made at:

Sign the "Ban the Frack Pit" Petition to help protect our water

Dear friend,      
Next week I will be delivering the petition to "Ban the Frack Pit" to the Environmental Quality Board in Harrisburg and  we have well over 3400 signatures to the petition.        

I want to thank all who have signed and want to remind anyone who hasn't yet signed that there is still time.  

Join me this weekend as a "Weekend Warrior" in not only signing on if you haven't but also reminding friends, relatives, and colleagues to make an extra effort to sign this important petition before delivery next week.      

If you would please share this link with as many as possible, together we can make a real impact:
Thank you for taking a stand on this important issue. Yours in the movement,   
Ron Slabe  
Petition Organizer  


03/07/2014 07:52 AM EST
Net Foods Import & Export at 711 2nd Street, Secaucus, NJ 07094 is recalling Net Food Brand Turkey Diced Apricots because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if the consume this product.

03/06/2014 08:17 PM EST
Pfizer Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of 30-count Effexor XR® (venlafaxine HCl) 150 mg extended-release capsules, one lot of 90-count Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCl) 150 mg extended-release capsules and one lot of 90-count Greenstone LLC-branded Venlafaxine HC1 150 mg extended-release capsules. 
03/06/2014 05:37 PM EST
Crown Food Distributors, Inc. of North Bergen, NJ is recalling 25 oz. large round plastic containers of “Golden Natural Fruit Island” because they contain undeclared sulfites and undeclared FD & C yellow #6. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

03/07/2014 10:44 AM EST
Hong Lee Trading Inc., at 225 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206 is recalling “Mut Dua Non” Young Coconut Candy (Strips) because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

All Star Second Team Basketball Players

All Star Second Team Basketball Players
Congratulations are in order for Brooklynne Cowburn and Tyler Cowburn. Both were named to the All NTL second team by the league coaches. Aaron Olney received Honorable Mention. We are Panther proud of you!!!

Penfield Man Hurt In Truck Crash On I-80

Man Seriously Injured in Crash That Shut Down Interstate 80

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Franklin-based State Police say a 57-year-old man suffered major injuries in a one-vehicle accident that occurred around 2:58 p.m. on March 6, on Interstate 80, at the 34 mile marker, Clinton Township, Venango County.

According to police, 57-year-old Richard E. Bonanno, of Penfield, was traveling east on I-80 in a 2013 Mack Truck when he failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway.

Police say the truck left the north edge of the roadway where it rolled onto its left side traveling along the guide rail for approximately 90 feet before coming to rest. Read more...

2 Car Crash In Kane Boro

2 Car Crash In Kane Boro
At 8:01 AM on Friday, Kane Fire Dept. & Ambulance has been dispatched to Hemlock & S. Edgar Street for a 2 vehicle crash. One person is requesting medical evaluation.

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