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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thomas L. Young, 70, of 83 West 4th Street, Emporium, PA

Thomas L. Young
Thomas L. Young, 70, of 83 West 4th Street, Emporium, PA, passed away Friday night, August 15, 2014, at his home with his family and his dog, Maggie, at his side.

He was born March 2, 1944, in St. Marys, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Helen Johnston Young.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Tommajean Bunn Young.

Tom graduated from St. Marys Area High School, St. Marys, Pa., and later from Jeff-Tech, Reynoldsville, Pa., where he was certified in building maintenance.

He retired from the Cameron County School District after 18 years in the Maintenance Department. He had previously been employed by Keystone Carbon Company and Riverside Market in St. Marys.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

Daughter: Christine M. Young, Emporium
Daughter: Lisa (George) Evans, Coronado, CA
Son: Robert (Kelly) Young, Seaford, VA
Son: Brian (Lee) Young, Leechburg, PA
Son: Dennis (Samantha) Young, Springfield, VA

Nine Grandchildren: Chelsea Osti, Shey Pifer, Rochelle Krampota, Matthew Young. Steven Young. Chrissy Young, Samantha Loftus, Michael Young and Shayla Young

One Great Grandson: Beau Wilson

Brother: John (Judy) Young, St. Marys, PA
Sister, Victoria (Richard) Izbinski, Ridgway, PA
Debra (Gary) Thomas, Brookville, PA

Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and aides of the Community Nurses Hospice Program who assured that Tom could spend his final days in the comfort of his family.

There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends at the Emporium Senior Center, 213-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA, on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to the Emporium Senior Center or the Community Nurses.

Online condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

15 Year Old Male Flown To Geisinger After ATV Crash On Iva Jen Road In Harrison Township

Intoxicated Man Accused Of Burglary In Coudersport Borough

Troopers List Individuals In Altercation / 2 Charged With Harassment

Man Jailed On Warrants From Another State After Traffic Stop

Charges Pending For Known Individual Who Crashed Onto Railroad Tracks

Structure Fire In Vacant House In Friendship

Structure Fire In Vacant House In Friendship

At 10 PM on Saturday, Friendship & Cuba dispatched to 12 Sunnyside Street in Friendship for a structure fire in a vacant house.  DC 2 reports heavy smoke showing. Fast team 2 & 6 dispatched. Richburg & Belmont interior firefighters dispatched.

Explosions and heavy smoke at Mercer Co. gas well fire

Explosions and heavy smoke at Mercer Co. gas well fire

By WKBN Staff

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WKBN) – Fire crews worked for several hours Friday night to contain a fire at a gas well in Mercer County.
Reports started coming in to the newsroom and our Report It tab around 8 p.m. about three loud explosions on Pew Rd.
One witness said smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.Mercer County officials said two half-tankers caught fire containing the equivalent of about 200 barrels of oil.
Pew Road and Golf Road were shut down at crews battled the fire.
Online reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection name the well as the Jefferson McGhee site, owned by Hilcorp Energy.
Initial drilling and operating permits were issued in 2013. Violations at the well site were noted as early as March 2014.
Hilcorp Energy issued a statement Saturday saying that two storage tanks used to hold condensate caught fire on the well pads at the site.  More...

Eva M. "Peg" Howard, age 62, of 152 Pine Street, Wellsville, NY

Eva M. "Peg" Howard, age 62, of 152 Pine Street, Wellsville, NY, passed away at home on Thursday, August 14 2014, after a lengthy illness. She was born on June 10, 1952 in Cuba and was the daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Eva I. Morton Howard.

Peg had attended Scio Central School. She then worked for the Giant Food Mart as a meat cutter for over 30 years and was a part time bartender for P Js Pub both of Wellsville. Peg had been a member of the Lutheran Church, the VFW, the Moose and the American Legion all of Wellsville. She enjoyed cross word puzzles, circle a word and collecting frogs.

Surviving Peg are a brother Everett E. (Clara) Howard of Scio; 3 sisters Cheryl A. Fleming of Olean, Sonya K. Morris of Scio and Connie M. Howells of Friendship; an aunt Ruth Hurd of Richburg; several nieces and nephews; her family and friends, her dear friends at Gardner Heights and her special friend Elizabeth.

She was predeceased by 2 brothers Richard A. and Roy W. Howard.

A graveside memorial service will be held at White Cemetery in Rushford at a date and time to be announced. Memorials in Peg's name may be given to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Three St. Marys men were drawn for cow elk licenses


PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued / Drilling Started

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Abbott Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-08-11 00:00:00 to ULTRA RESOURCES INC for site PATEL 914 2H in Abbott Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Saint Marys City Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-08-11 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site SGL 25 6H 51367 in Saint Marys City township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Ridgway Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-08-11 00:00:00 to HUNT MARCELLUS OPERATING CO LLC for site HM1 WT 3284 PAT 3H in Ridgway Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-08-11 00:00:00 to HUNT MARCELLUS OPERATING CO LLC for site HM2 WT 3256 PAT 3H in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2014-08-16 00:00:00 at site COP 2614 1H 51254 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2014-08-16 00:00:00 at site COP 2614 19H 51269 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Great turnout for the 9th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk

Port Allegany Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak

Port Allegany Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak

At 3:00 PM, Port Allegany Fire Dept. dispatched to a report of a natural gas leak at 3042 Lillibridge Creek Road in Liberty Township.

2 Injured When They Collide At Ballfield

2 Injured When They Collide At Ballfield

At 2:27 PM on Saturday, Bradford Ambulance & Derrick City dispatched to Scott Field Road for 2 victims of a softball injury. 2 males in their 40's who collided on the ballfield.

Penn Highlands Promotes Uhl to Assistant VP Post

Read more: http://gantdaily.com/2014/08/16/penn-highlands-promotes-uhl-to-assistant-vp-post/

10 Silver Bits 4-H Members Qualify for Districts

10 Silver Bits 4-H Members Qualify for Districts

Ten members of the Silver Bits 4-H Horse and Pony Club qualified for the 2014 North Central Region District VIII 4-H Horse Show to be held August 23rd & 24th at the McKean County Fairgrounds, Smethport, PA.

Sabrina Williams qualified in Western Grooming and Showmanship, Senior, Beginner Trail, Beginner Western Horsemanship, Beginner Western Pleasure with AQHA gelding "Huntin Four Kisses" and in Miniature Horse Driving Senior Driver and Miniature Horse in hand Trail with "Stone Ridge Yellow Brick Road"

Noell Nichols qualified in Western Grooming and Showmanship Senior, Western Pleasure Ponies(over 13 Hands not over 14.2 Hands), Open Trail Ponies(14.2 hands and under), Western Horsemanship, Senior Division with AQHA, AQPA mare Docs Daffodil and in Miniature Horse Driving Senior Driver and Miniature Horse in Hand Trail with "Stone Ridge Blue Eyed Boyfriend".

Kourtnee Kosa qualified in Western Grooming and Showmanship, Sr. , Open Trail Ponies(14.2 hands and under), Western Horsemanship, Senior Division, Western Pleasure Ponies(over 13 hands and not over 14.2 hands) with AQHA gelding, "Zips Fire N Ice".

Sylvia Rutkowski qualified in Western Grooming and Showmanship, Junior, Western Horsemanship, Junior Division, Western Pleasure Horses, Junior Rider with AQHA mare, "Huntin For Paradise" and in Miniature Horse Driving, Junior Driver and Miniature Horse In Hand Trail, Junior Exhibitor with AMHR mare "Starlakes My Oh My".

Abigail Anderson qualified in English Grooming and Showmanship, Intermediate, Hunt Seat Equitation On The Flat, Intermediate Division, Breed Type Hunter Under Saddle Horses Junior Rider with AQHA mare "Press My Heart".

Aubrey Anderson qualified in Beginner Western Horsemanship and Beginner Western Pleasure with AQHA gelding, "Zippos Looking Lucky".

Makenzie Dokmanovich qualified in Beginner English Equitation, Beginner English Pleasure with Paint gelding, "Dakota" and in Miniature Horse Driving, Junior Driver and Miniature Horse In Hand Trail, Junior Exhibitor with AMHR, AMHA gelding, "Raders Irsul The Third".

Maggie Dokmanovich qualified in English Grooming and Showmanship, Junior, Hunt seat Equitation On the Flat Junior Division, Hunter Under Saddle Ponies(13.0 hands and under) with Quarter pony mare, "Stone Ridge Serendipity" and Miniature Horse In Hand Trail, Junior Exhibitor, Miniature Horse Driving, Junior Driver 1st Alternate with AMHR mare, "Cross Country Ragdoll".

Morgan Dokmanovich qualified in Western Grooming and Showmanship, Junior, Western Pleasure Ponies(13 hands and under) With registered half welsh mare, "Donnybrook Signal Honor" and in Miniature Horse Driving, Junior Driver and Miniature horse In Hand Trail, Junior Exhibitor 1st Alternate with AMHR, "Zephyre Woods Prince Dean".

Leigha Piazzi qualified in Beginner English Equitation, Beginner English Pleasure, Beginner Trail 1st Alternate with AQPA, "Impressive Ribbons".

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Karaoke Contest On Mini Stage Now At McKean County Fair

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 1:27 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to Main Street for a woman ill.

ATV ACCIDENT w/ INJURIES Address: @ 41.44706 @ 78.89185 City: On Timberline Trail

Address: @ 41.44706 @ 78.89185
City: On Timberline Trail
Cross Streets: FOREST ROAD 161 * OWLS NEST RD
8/16/2014 1:16:46 PM


Still Have Chicken Dinners Left At Gustin's Parking Lot on Fishing Creek Until 1:30

Still Have Chicken Dinners Left At Gustin's Parking Lot on Fishing Creek Until 1:30

Just finished our chicken BBQ's from "To Fill A Backpack" set up at Gustin's Parking Lot on Fishing Creek Extension in Roulette.

The group should be renamed "To Fill A Stomach". The BBQ's were excellent and there was so much food on the plate. Andy says" We'll be here until 1:30 PM when we will move any leftovers to my house on Burleson Avenue".

Champion Orthopedics Team Competing Today In Olean

Chicken BBQ Saturday In Roulette To Benefit "To Fill A Backpack"


Charles “Chuck” F. Boller, 87, of Greenville, PA, Long Time Editor/Publisher of Port Allegany Reporter Argus

Charles “Chuck” F. Boller
Charles “Chuck” F. Boller, 87, of Greenville, PA, formerly of Port Allegany, PA, died Thursday (August 14, 2014) in Greenville.

Born June 26, 1927 in Port Allegany, the son of Charles F. and Nelle P. Archey Boller, Sr. On Sept. 9, 1949, in Port Allegany, he married Ruth E. Dalrymple, who died after a long illness on June 7, 1960. On June 21, 1969, in Port Allegany, he married Jo Ann K. Wells, who survives.

Mr. Boller was a 1944 graduate of Port Allegany High School. Attending Pennsylvania State College (now Penn State University) where he majored in Journalism and was a member of the Glee Club, the Chapel Choir and the Penn State Christian Association, he graduated in 1949. 

Serving from 1945 to 1946, he was a Tech. 5 in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

US Army
Mr. Boller is best known for his role in the life of the weekly community newspaper, the Port Allegany Reporter Argus, a publication for which the name Boller and Reporter Argus became nearly synonymous. Involved for over half-a-century beginning with his work as a teenager with his father at “the paper”, Mr. Boller learned the business “from the ground up”. Following his Journalistic studies at Penn State, Mr. Boller officially began his newspaper career in 1949 as Partner with his father, assuming the role of Editor. In 1965, at the death of his father, “Chuck” became Editor, Publisher and Owner of the Reporter Argus, roles he carried on for the next 20 years with a passionate commitment reporting the vitality of Port Allegany as a community. In 1985, he retired from these roles to spend more well-deserved time with family and other community pursuits.

Mr. Boller was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, serving as Lay Leader and a Lifetime Member of the Church Choir. He was active in Masonry being a member and Past Worshipful Master, Liberty Lodge #505; Coudersport Consistory; Arnold Chapter, X 254, Royal Arch Masons; and recipient of Masonic Meritorious Service Award. Combining his love of choral sacred music and his involvement in Masonry, he was a member of the Passion Play Consistory Choir for over 40 years as well as a long-time member of the Consistory Men's Choir. Committed to community service, he has served as Director of several community service organizations, including the Red Cross, the Community Chest (now United Fund), the Exchange Club, and the Port Allegany Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his wife Jo Ann, he is survived by:

four daughters: Marcia (Sean) Reynolds of Glen Mills, PA, Debra (James) Anderson of Ruston, LA, Julie (Jeffrey) James of Hermitage, PA, Lori (Joseph) Cuffari of Millstone Township, NJ;

one son: Paul (Susan) Boller of Kenneth City, FL

eight grandchildren,

three great-grandchildren

one younger sister: Mary (Philip) Causer of Port Allegany, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth and his older sister Jane Slingerland of Canton, PA

Visitation for Charles F. Boller will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 6-8pm in Port Allegany United Methodist Church, 307 N Main St., Port Allegany, PA. 

A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 P.M. in the Church during visiting hours. 

Visitation will also be held from 2-3pm on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Port Allegany United Methodist Church followed by a memorial services at 3 PM, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Full Military Honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Port Allegany Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Port Allegany United Methodist Church, St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church of Port Allegany, or the S.W. Smith Memorial Library. 

Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany.


Address: 716 MAURUS ST

8/16/2014 10:37:20 AM

4-HMcKean County Fair Livestock auction

Make sure and stop by the 4-H Livestock auction that is set to begin in just minutes to bid on some of the best meat you can find in the county! Help support 4-H, the 4-H Clubs, and 4-H members that have grown these animals to show and now sell. Remember if you win the bid on an animal you don't even have to touch it until you pick it up at the butcher. The Livestock committee members will haul the animal to the butcher of your choosing for processing. There will also be a pie auction to follow the livestock auction.

Locally Grown Vegetables / Blueberries At Steve's Produce In Roulette

Goat Soap & Goat Fudge Also Available

Police Charge Couple In Amish Girls Kidnapping Case

Friday Night: Two Charged in Amish Kidnapping

Story Updated: Aug 16, 2014 at 12:24 AM EDT
Two Town of Hermon residents were in custody Friday night, as investigators zeroed in on the alleged kidnappers of two Amish girls earlier in the week.

The two are Stephen Howells II, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25, of 1380 County Route 21, Town of Hermon. (Photo from Facebook.) They were each charged with two counts of kidnapping, first degree, and were to be taken for arraignment in Town of Fowler court Friday night.

A neighbor described them as boyfriend and girlfriend, and said three children also lived in the home.

Access to the part of county route 21 where they live was blocked off by St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies Friday afternoon and Friday night.

A law enforcement source told 7 News reporter John Friot early Friday evening that investigators were seeking a warrant to search the home.

The source said that charges in a case like the Amish kidnapping could also include federal charges.  Read the whole story....

Round & Square Dancing Saturday At Mason Reunion InSterling Run, PA

Saturday, August 16, 2014 Festival Of Choirs in Port Allegany

August 16, 2014 Festival Of Choirs
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House For Sale In Beautiful Potter County Village Of Roulette

HOUSE FOR SALE: Located in in a quiet area in the beautiful Potter County Village of Roulette. It's a 3 bedroom, 1 bath, with a living room, kitchen-dining room, full basement and an attached one car garage. A good sized outbuilding is included. Located on ten acres of good laying land. House is move in ready. Asking $128,000. Call owner at 814-274-8416.

Sale Days At Northern Tier Trading In Coudersport

39th Annual Germania Old Home Day Sunday, August 31, 2014

Public Auction Of Real Estate & Restaurant Equipment At Galeotti's Restaurant In Austin, PA (Potter County)


Deadline Is Saturday To Be On Map For Coudersport Twon Wide Yard Sales; Over 100 Already Listed

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! !!! We have over 100 yard sales listed on the map and there are still some spots left on the square. Call or email today to list your sale. 

After today we won't be taking anymore, as we have to finalize everything and get the map to the paper for printing.


Substitute Teacher Training September 3 & 4 At Seneca Highlands IU9

Friday, August 15, 2014

Timber industry highlighted during Farm Tour


Police At Location Linked To Amish Girls Abduction

Tax Claim Bureau Updates List for Sept. 8 Upset Sale

Tax Claim Bureau Updates List for Sept. 8 Upset Sale

taxauctionPotter County Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) has been working with property owners who have failed to pay their back taxes, while preparing for the last resort in handling delinquent accounts, which is the annual “upset sale.” That’s a public auction required by state law to sell those properties on which taxes for 2012 or earlier have not been paid. 

It will be held at 10 am on Monday, Sept. 8, in the Gunzburger Building auditorium in Coudersport. 

A list of the properties that are subject to sale by auction has been posted on the Potter County website, pottercountypa.net (click on Departments/Tax Claim). The list is updated from previous postings to reflect only those properties that have not yet been redeemed. 

Officials do expect that the majority of those who are affected will  make payment and have their property removed from the list prior to the sale. Bidders are advised that the properties that are placed on the auction block may be subject to liens, mortgages, judgments or other title attachments.

TCB in recent years has implemented a series of changes to make things easier for those who have fallen behind on their taxes, including a monthly installment option (owner-occupied properties only) and a credit card payment system. Those payments are accepted online only, through the Tax Claim Bureau website at pottercountypa.net. The credit card payment option is limited to overdue taxes (2013 and earlier). 

Deadline to pay the 2012 and prior real estate taxes by credit card is Aug. 31. Tax Claim Bureau office is located in Suite 111 of the Gunzburger Building, 1 North Main Street, Coudersport PA 16915; telephone (814) 274-0488, Option 1.

Derry Connelly Brings Home Trophies From Car Shows In Allegany & Mt. Jewett

Darryell Connelly, of Roulette, poses with his 1996 Corvette.  The green trophy he got in Allegany, NY for 1st in his class and the other one is the one is the First Place he won in Mt. Jewett last Saturday. Good job Derry.

Motorcycle Engine Stolen From Residence On Fullerton Road In Otto Township

Virginia Woman Injured In Car / Deer Crash On Bucktail Trail Highway

Bradford Man Charged With Harassment At Fairgrounds

Round & Square Dancing Saturday At Mason Reunion InSterling Run, PA

Genesee girl exceeds goal

Genesee girl exceeds goal

By Amelia Kibbe
Daily Reporter

GENESEE, Pa. — Nine-year-old Emma Nelson proved raising over $1,000 dollars at a local bake sale was possible and she did it for the Genesee Fire Department. Last weekend, Nelson held a bake sale to support the building of a new fire hall in her hometown of Genesee.

Although a final total is not available, Tracey Nelson, Emma's mother, said the sale and donations raised almost $1,200 so far.

"It was a huge success," Nelson said. "She went way over her goal."

Read more: http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/article/20140815/News/140819802#ixzz3AVIIALde

Coudersport Ambulance To Middle Lane

At 5:22 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Middle Lane for a medical emergency.

Martha D. Toothman, 82 of Bradford, PA

Martha D. Toothman, 82 of Bradford, PA, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

She was born on April 4, 1932 in Daybrook, WV, a daughter of the late Stephen and Artrolia Chisler Moore.

She was a 1951 graduate of Farmington High School, Farmington, WV.

In 1952 in Bradford she married Ronald D. Toothman who preceded her in death on June 17, 1987.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and she enjoyed getting out of the house and going for walks in her spare time.

She is survived two sons, Dennis Toothman of Gulf Breeze, FL, Gary (Heather) Toothman of Willard, UT; three sisters, Bonnie Nichols of Bradford, Frankie Stewart of West Virginia, Glenda Peer of Bradford; one son-in-law, Dale Pentecost of Dover, TN, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Pentecost and one sister, Cleda Vecellio.

At her request there will be no visitation. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.


Address: BRIDGE ST and 2ND AVE
Cross Streets: 2ND AVE * 3RD AVE
8/15/2014 5:04:24 PM

Traffic congestion likely during Little League World Series

Traffic congestion likely during Little League World Series
Motorists should consider alternate to Route 15 NB, plan for delays

Motorists traveling to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport should expect congestion on local roadways, especially Route 15 northbound to South Williamsport.

PennDOT advises taking alternate routes such as Interstate 180 to the games, or plan for traffic delays. Motorists should be aware of slow-moving or stopped vehicles and especially be on the lookout for pedestrians crossing streets and highways.



Recommendation would have no impact on hikers or birdwatchers, and there are many ways to comment.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the possibility a permit soon might be required to use state game lands.

And at meeting next month, the Pennsylvania Game Commission formally will consider adopting such a permit, which would not be required for anyone who holds a valid hunting or furtaker’s license.

But there’s an important difference between the proposal on the table and what you might have heard about it.

Namely, the permit being proposed would be required only for those riding bicycles, horses or snowmobiles on designated trails on game lands. Others, such as hikers or birdwatchers without a hunting or furtaker’s license, would continue to be able to use game lands in the same manner they do now.

A study into the need for a game-lands use permit concluded that low-impact users like hikers and birdwatchers typically don’t cause the types of damage to game lands – and associated repair costs – that the permit fee would help offset.

That’s why the recommendation from the Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Habitat Management was narrowed to apply only to specific uses on designated trails.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will consider the recommendation at its regular meeting to be held Sept. 22 and 23 in Delmont, Pa. The board is scheduled to hear public comment at the meeting, limited to five minutes per person, beginning at 8:30 a.m. If a vote is taken, it would occur on Sept. 23.

Hunters fund game lands
Many uses of game lands take a toll that requires upkeep.

Driving on game lands roads, parking in lots there and using designated trails – even in the best conditions – results in some wear and tear.

Historically, the state’s hunters and trappers have shouldered those maintenance costs, as well as other costs associated with game lands. Unlike state or county parks, the state game lands system was created and is maintained almost entirely with sportsmen’s dollars, derived in large part from the sale of hunting and furtakers’ licenses.

Game lands are managed to improve wildlife habitat, and create hunting and trapping opportunities. The use of game lands by other outdoor enthusiasts long has been permitted, though activities not related to hunting and trapping are restricted during hunting and trapping seasons, and certain uses might be prohibited on some sections of game lands.

Recreational horseback riding, bicycling and snowmobiling are permitted only on designated trails on game lands.

However, there often are other trails on game lands that, even though they are not designated, are used frequently for recreational riding. In some cases, it might be difficult for a rider to distinguish a designated from a non-designated trail. Signs posting trails as being off limits often are torn down, or just ignored.

And the damage to wildlife habitat from undesignated trails, and the upkeep costs of designated trails, both can mount very quickly.

Money spent on trails
There are more than 1,328 miles of designated trails on game lands to accommodate horseback riding, bicycling and snowmobiles.

That’s about the same distance you’d cover if you walked the Pennsylvania Turnpike from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia and back – twice. Or, if you’d rather, you could walk from Harrisburg to Florida and cover roughly the same distance.

In reviewing recent spending records, the Game Commission identified about $230,000 in known costs over the past three years associated with trail maintenance and signage. Other projects to build or maintain game lands roads, parking lots or other infrastructure – all of which benefits trail users – topped $4 million in less than three years. Trails also serve as rights of way, meaning they create areas that must be excluded from revenue generators like timber sales, accounting for the potential loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

Damage to trails due to horses, bicycles and snowmobiles can be considerable.
When the ground is saturated, horses can leave hoof prints 6 inches deep. And in areas with heavy traffic, or that stay wet most of the time, the damage is even worse. It’s no different with bicycles and snowmobiles, which also can damage habitat and infrastructure and create the same type of erosion and sedimentation concerns, at ford crossings and elsewhere.

In the worst cases, damage associated with trails threatens the very purpose of the game lands, and conflicts with the concept that recreational opportunities on game lands should come at no compromise to wildlife habitat or hunting or trapping opportunities.

The permit being considered would seek to better regulate riding on designated trails, thereby mitigating that impact as well as raising revenue for associated maintenance costs.

Given the Game Commission’s duty to mitigate damage caused by uses not related to hunting or trapping, a lack of action might also jeopardize the receipt of future Pittman-Robertson funds, which are derived from a federal excise tax on sporting arms and ammunition, then doled out to the states for habitat restoration and other uses.

The permit
Under the recommendation proposed, the privileges to ride horses, bicycles or snowmobiles on designated trails on game lands would be included within the existing State Game Lands Shooting Range Permit, commonly called a range permit.

Range permits cost $30 and are available for purchase online through the Outdoor Shop at the Game Commission’s website. Range permits are effective from June 30 to July 1, mirroring the timetable for hunting and furtakers’ licenses.

Of course, those who hold a valid hunting or furtaker’s license will not be required to obtain a permit to ride horses, bicycles or snowmobiles on designated game lands trails. They receive those privileges when they purchase their licenses.

If the recommendation is adopted, and a permit becomes required for others to use designated trails on state game lands, the name of the dual-purpose permit will be changed to “State Game Lands Permit.”

The permits would only be required for those 16 years of age or older.

Opportunity to comment
Those wishing to comment about the proposal can do so at the Board of Game Commissioners meeting on Monday, Sept. 22 in Westmoreland County. The meeting is to be held at the Lamplighter Inn, 6566 William Penn Highway, Delmont, Pa. 15626.

Doors open at 7:45 a.m. the day of the meeting and public comment begins at 8:30 a.m. The commissioners may vote on the proposal during the meeting’s second day Sept. 23. The Sept. 23 meeting is scheduled for the same location and also will start at 8:30.

Comments also may be submitted in writing. The easiest way to submit a comment is by email sent to pgccomments@pa.gov. Comments also can be mailed to the Game Commission. Address the envelope ATTN: Game Lands Permit, Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797.

Comments received will be shared with the commissioners.

Coudersport Ambulance To Truck Lite

At 4:32 PM on Friday Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 were dispatched to Truck Lite for a medical emergency.

Austin Dam Show Returns August 22 - 23

Austin Dam Show Returns August 22 - 23

The Potter County Visitors Association (PCVA) welcomes live music and festival fans to the 2014 Dam Show, which will be held at the Austin Dam on August 22 - 23. The dam ruins and surrounding mountains create a fantastic natural amphitheater, and when the sun goes down, the dam ruins become a canvas for a colorful animated lightshow. It's a sight you won't see anywhere but the Austin Dam. 

Gates open at noon on Friday. Campers can get their sites set up before music starts with the CJMG Band at 4 PM. Friday’s lineup features the highly popular music of The Blind Owl Band, out of Saranac Lake, NY, at the headlining 10 PM spot, as well as the “power twang” of The Woodshed Prophets at 8 PM, and the long-requested Backwoods Experiment, with a great bluegrass sound, beginning at 6 PM.

“Friday’s lineup should be a lot of fun,” said David Brooks, PCVA Executive Director. “You can expect to see some varying styles and some great bluegrass music. The bands will be playing their own sets, and also joining in a late night jam session hosted by The Backwoods Experiment beginning at midnight.”

Local favorite, Josh Wolf, kicks off Saturday’s lineup at noon. He’ll be followed by The New Daze. At 4 PM, the smooth sounding Mysterytrain will take the stage, followed by the Dam Show’s first international band, The Dinosaur Truckers, of Germany.

“We’re really excited to host The Dinosaur Truckers this year. Seeing these guys, all the way from Germany, could be a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Brooks. “They’re thrilled to be a part of the Dam Show, and they’ll even be bringing a film crew with them to work on a documentary of their first U.S. tour. It’s a fantastic opportunity for everyone.”

Following The Dinosaur Truckers, Willie Jack and the Northern Light will be taking the stage at 8 PM with a great groove rock sound. 

“They’ve played at the show numerous times over the years and they’re always a fan favorite and a repeat request,” said Brooks. “We’re very happy to be able to bring them back this year.”
Philadelphia’s Swift Technique will headline Saturday night at 10 PM, bringing a little brass and funk to the show. 

“As soon as we heard them, we knew they were the missing ingredient,” said Brooks. “They’ve got a big sound and an old-school funk influence with a unique, modern twist. We’re really excited for their first appearance at the Dam Show and we think folks will really enjoy them.”
Food vendors will be on site all weekend long serving up a variety of great meals, and craft vendors will demonstrate their skills and sell their items.

The quality of the music at the show is outstanding and the eclectic variety means there’s something for everyone. Come discover your new favorite band and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing and more at the Austin Dam. The Dam Show is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. 

For tickets, schedule, videos of the bands, and more information, visit www.damshow.com or www.facebook.com/AustinDamShow.

Elk Expo This Weekend At Benezette


Men Posing As Construction Workers Distract Woman and Burglarize Her Home

Men Posing As Construction Workers Distract Woman and Burglarize Her Home

Sandy Township, Clearfield County - The Sandy Township Police department is investigating a burglary at an elderly female’s residence where an unknown male distracted the victim by asking about her property lines, while another male removed items from the residence. This male advised the female he was working for a construction company and needed her to follow him into the back yard so she could show him where the boundaries were.

While in the back yard the male picked up a “walkie talkie” and began to talk to another male on it, stating that he had the home owner in the back yard. The victim stated she was out of the house for 15 minutes and when she returned into it, she noticed her bedroom was ransacked, where several pieces of jewelry and coins were missing. The victim advised the male was operating an off white pickup truck, unknown make or model. 

The male was described as being in his 30’s with a dark complexion, dark hair, approximately 5’8” 175lbs wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants.

Kane Dispatched To MVA on North Fraley Street

Kane Dispatched To MVA on North Fraley Street

At 12:47 PM on Friday, Kane Fire Rescue & EMS dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on North Fraley Street. 2 vehicles are reported, one vehicle left scene.

Governor Corbett Announces Updated 12-Year Transportation Program

Governor Corbett Announces Updated 12-Year Transportation Program

More Projects to be Funded Because of Act 89 Gas Tax Increase

Gettysburg - Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the State Transportation Commission, building on the Act 89 transportation plan, has updated Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Transportation Program with a sizeable boost in much needed transportation improvements.

The new plan anticipates $63.2 billion being available over the next 12 years for improvements to roads, bridges, transit systems, airports and railroads. That compares with $41.6 billion in the last update two years ago.

“Today’s action represents a significant step forward to addressing all transportation modes,” Gov. Corbett said. “Act 89 provides a solution to a decades old problem and the Legislature and I showed that unlike Washington, we are able to put partisan politics aside and do what’s right for Pennsylvania.”

Championed by Corbett, Act 89 will add $2.3 billion a year in transportation investment by 2017.

“Thanks to Governor Corbett and the Legislature, the people of Pennsylvania will see smoother roads, fewer bridges in poor condition, reliable transit services and added resources for aviation, rail freight, bicyclists and pedestrians,” said PennDOT Secretary and Commission Chairman Barry J. Schoch. “The details of those improvements are outlined in the update the State Transportation Commission adopted today.”

The newly adopted program, which takes effect Oct. 1, anticipates $12.3 billion being available for highway and bridge projects in the first four years. Public transit is in line for $7.9 billion; aviation, $370 million; the state’s rail-freight systems are expected to receive $228 million; and the newly created multimodal fund will receive $284 million in the first four years.

Four Rural Planning Organizations, 19 Metropolitan Planning Organizations and one Independent County partnered with PennDOT in the review and development of the update. It will now be submitted to the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration for review and approval. The Federal Highway Administration coordinates with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to review the plan’s conformity with air quality requirements.

Highway funds listed in the 12-Year Program are distributed statewide using a formula that weighs population, lane miles and vehicle miles traveled. Bridge funds are distributed based on the condition of each region’s structures.

The commission consists of 10 appointed citizens and the majority and minority chairpersons of the state House and Senate Transportation committees.

State law requires the commission to review and update the 12-Year Program every two years. No capital project can move forward unless it is included in the 12-Year Program.

Some of the key projects funded by Act 89 and included in the updated 12-Year Program are:

Continuation of the four-lane US 322 from the top of Seven Mountains to west of Potters Mills in Centre County.
Construction of the long-awaited expansion of the Conchester (U.S. 322) Highway between Route 1 and Interstate 95 in Delaware County.
The initial steps to lay the groundwork for the Interstate 83 master plan expansion through Harrisburg.
The initial steps leading to the widening of U.S. 22 in the Lehigh Valley.
Start of design work for the 13-mile long Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway in Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties.

“These improvements will dramatically improve mobility for people across the state and are moving ahead because of our leadership and ability to build a consensus on matters that are critical to the state’s future,” Gov. Corbett said.

Information about the 12-Year Program Update is available at this link: http://www.talkpatransportation.com/

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-08-05 to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean county. 401 CSL - Discharge of pollultional material to waters of Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Gas Drilling Started

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2014-08-15 00:00:00 at site COP 2614 3H 51256 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2014-08-15 00:00:00 at site COP 2614 20H 51270 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Richmond Twp Township

SWEPI LP reports drilling started on 2014-08-15 00:00:00 at site TICE 653W 4H in Richmond Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Williamsport Police Investigating Friday Morning Shooting

Leah D. Kreger, 45, of Wellsboro, PA

Leah D. Kreger, 45, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. 

Born January 31, 1969 in Coatesville, PA, she was a daughter of Libby S. Lewis of Galeton, PA and John A. Terry, III. Leah was a 1987 Graduate of Galeton High School. On May 10, 2003 she married Leonard E. Kreger of Wellsboro, who survives. 

Leah worked at Truck-Lite in Wellsboro for 27 years. 

She was a member of St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church in Galeton and enjoyed flea markets, sewing, crafts, camping, amusement parks, road trips and her cats. Leah was a kind, easy-going, and fun person and will be greatly missed. 

Surviving in addition to her husband, Leonard Kreger and her mother, Libby Lewis, are a daughter, Paige N. Kreger, Westfield; a brother, Michael T. (Candy McNeely) Lewis, Westfield; and a nephew, Alec M. Lewis. 

Leah was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Flora H. Clendenin. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00pm and on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 10:00am to 11:00am with Funeral Services following at 11:00am. The Rev. Canon Gregory P. Hinton will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Animal Care Sanctuary in Wellsboro.


The Latest Rush News

By Mike Leone | August 14, 2014 

(East Smethport, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series made its first of three stops of 2014 at the McKean County Raceway on Thursday evening.  Race #10 of the year was part of the 109th annual McKean County Fair and drew a large crowd despite unseasonably cool and breezy conditions.  A rain shower just before 7 p.m. delayed the program nearly 30 minutes.  A season high 38 cars from all over Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland were on hand. 

Bryce Davis led all 25 laps of the Sweeney Tour feature for his first win of the season, but it was far from easy as he had standout Max Blair and four-time Series winner Rick Singleton, who charged from the 12th and 13th starting spots respectively, breathing down his neck for over half of the event.  Ironically, it was the second straight year Davis has topped a 38-car field on the opening Sweeney Tour event at McKean.  The win was worth $1,200 as Davis became the sixth different winner of the season.

Fire At Sunbury Fire Department This Morning


Route 255 Improvements Continue in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of Aug. 17

Route 255 Improvements Continue in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of Aug. 17

Saint Marys – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys is continuing as we move through summer. The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in Saint Marys. Once the project completes this fall, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.

Activity the week of Aug. 17 will include:

• The contractor will begin work on Sunday at 7 p.m. and continue through Thursday afternoon. Work will be performed 24-hours per day.

• Route 255 will continue to be restricted to one northbound lane between Random Road and Mill Street and one southbound lane between Railroad Street and Random Road. This traffic pattern will remain in place 24-hours per-day until further notice.

• Vine Street will continue to be closed between Route 255 (South Saint Marys Street) and Chestnut Street. Motorists are to follow the signed detour route. This portion of Vine Street will remain closed until further notice.

• On Sunday night, the contractor will be installing storm drainage across East Mill Street at the Route 255 intersection. East Mill Street will be restricted to one lane during the installation of the storm pipe. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic. Route 255 will remain open to one lane in each direction at this location.

• Beginning on Wednesday during daytime hours, the contractor will be placing curb along the east side of Route 255 between Pistner Road and Arch Street.

• The contractor will continue with installation of a retaining wall along Route 255 near Vine Street.

• During daytime hours, the contractor will be installing storm drainage along Route 255.

• During daytime hours, the contractor will be working on driveways on the west side of Route 255.

• During daytime hours, the contractor will continue grading for curb and sidewalk along Route 255.

• During night-time hours, the contractor will continue grading the northbound lanes on Route 255.

• The contractor will be placing topsoil and seeding areas along Route 120.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone. Motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling through the work zone and to obey the posted speed limit.

Overall work includes pavement repair, drainage improvements, addition of a right-turn lane for Route 255 northbound traffic at Vine Street, re-alignment of the Arch Street intersection, a right turn lane on Route 120 east for traffic heading south on Route 255, and other construction items. Dave Gutelius Excavating Inc. of Mifflinburg is the contractor on this $12.8 million project.

Senior Expo Thanks For Coming

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Thanks for Coming to the Senior Citizens Expo

Thank you to everyone who came out for this year’s Senior Citizens Expo at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. I appreciate all of the vendors who were there to share information about their programs and services, and I hope our senior citizens, their family members and caregivers found the event helpful. Be sure to mark your calendars for a second expo on Friday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Roulette Fire Hall. I’ll also be at Rep. Kathy Rapp’s expo in Kane on Friday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kane Community Center on Fraley Street.

Breaking Ground for the Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center

Officials with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be in McKean County next week to break ground for construction of a new park office and visitor center at Kinzua Bridge State Park. The center will provide interpretation of the park’s history and information about recreational opportunities in the park and throughout the Pennsylvania Wilds Region. The ground breaking will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m.

Hunter-Trapper Education Classes Filling Up

Just a reminder that all first-time hunters and trappers must participate in the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Hunter-Trapper Education Course. Here are some upcoming sessions in our area. Please note, if two dates are listed, you must attend on both dates:
 • Kane Fish and Game Sportsman’s Club, Sept. 4 and 11, 5:30-9 p.m.  
 • Brookland Club in Ulysses, Sept. 13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
 • DCNR District Office in Emporium, Sept. 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
 • Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club in Mt. Jewett, Sept. 17-18, 6-9 p.m. and Sept. 20 for skill day and exam.
 • PA Lumber Museum in Ulysses, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
To register or search for additional course locations, click here.

Save on Sign-Up Costs for College Savings Programs

As students gear up for going back to school, the Pennsylvania Department of Treasury wants to help families start saving for college by offering free online enrollment in the PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan – a $50 savings. The offer is valid through Sept. 30.

To take advantage of this promotion, use the code “SAVE2DAY” when prompted during the enrollment process. Families will also have a chance to win one of five $529 college savings accounts by registering at PA529.com by Sept. 30.

Pennsylvania’s 529 College Savings Programs allow taxpayers to save for college tax free along with a number of other financial incentives. Those incentives vary depending on the type of 529 plan selected. For additional information or to enroll in the program, click here.
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