Really Rural


DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox



UPMC Cole Careers

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bradford Dispatched To Possible Rail Car Fire

Bradford Dispatched To Possible Rail Car Fire

At 8:15 PM on Saturday, Bradford City firefighters dispatched to a possible rail car fire behind the Holiday Inn.

Derrick City Dispatched For 1 Car Crash

 Derrick City Dispatched For 1 Car Crash

At 8:09 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. dispatched along with Bradford Ambulance to a motor vehicle accident across from 223 Derrick Road. Report no injury, patient confined.

Motorcycle Crash In Town of Allegany

Motorcycle Crash In Town of Allegany

At 7:11 PM on Saturday, EMS was called to a serious motorcycle crash on Chapel Hill Road in the Town of Allegany, NY.


Address: 13043 ROUTE 948

8/23/2014 7:14:17 PM



8/23/2014 5:50:17 PM

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries Near Ludlow

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries Near Ludlow

At 5:34 PM on Saturday, Ludlow Fire Dept, Kane Ambulance & Kane Fire Dept. for rescue to a vehicle into a tree in the area of 623 Gibbs Hill Road. Reporting a total of 3 patients. One self extricated, 2 entrapped. Another ambulance requested from Sheffield. Helicopter requested to LZ at top of Gibbs Hill Road. Gibbs Hill Road is closed at Rt. 6 and Mudlick Road on Rt. 321 side.

Updated at http://solomonswords.blogspot.com/ 

Man Dies After Driving Into Washed Out Culvert In Roadway


Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection eNotice for Draft Technical Guidance

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
eNotice for Draft Technical Guidance

On 8/23/2014 the PA Department of Environmental Protection released the document(s) listed below for public comment.

For instructions on how to submit comments, or for contact information, please see the Pennsylvania Bulletin notice for the item.

DEP ID: 383-2300-002
Title: Training Provider Manual for the Pennsylvania Water and Wastewater System Operator Training Program
PA Bulletin Notice: http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol44/44-34/1782.html
Draft Document: http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-102133/383-2300-002.pdf
Comment Deadline: 9/22/2014

A list of all documents currently open for comment is also maintained on the Department's Public Participation Center.

Two SCI Forest Corrections Officers Stabbed by Inmate

Two SCI Forest Corrections Officers Stabbed by Inmate

Posted by Ryan Robertson
Explore Clarion
JENKS TWP., Pa. (EYT) - Two SCI Forest Corrections Officers were stabbed by a prisoner this morning.

Marienville-based State Police are investigating an incident where a known 22-year-old inmate stabbed two Corrections Officers with a sharpened piece of hard plastic.

According to police, the incident happened around 8:15 a.m.

Both officers were treated at Clarion Hospital and later released.

The victims are listed as a 48-year-old male and a 28-year-old male. Read more...


Address: 230 EVERS AVE
Cross Streets: MARK ST * IDA ST

8/23/2014 2:47:47 PM

114 Marijuana plants seized in Allegany County

114 Marijuana plants seized in Allegany County

Major Michael J. Cerretto
Troop A Commander


On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 the New York State Police based in Amity assisted by State Police Aviation, Southern Regional Drug Task Force, Wellsville PD, Alfred PD and State Forest Rangers commenced an initiative detail for marijuana eradication at several locations within Allegany County.  Marijuana was located in the Town of Alfred, Village of Wellsville, Town of Wellsville, and the Town of Willing.  A total of 114 plants were seized and two arrests were made.

1) Stephen T. Rainelli, 25,  of Alfred, NY
2) Desmond B. McDowell, 51, of Wellsville, NY

Both subjects were charged with Public Health Law : Unlawfully Growing Cannabis and they are scheduled to appear a later date.  

Rabies Clinic Today In Galeton

Flood Advisory issued for Potter County August 23 at 9:38AM EDT until August 23 at 11: 30AM EDT by NWS


Round & Square Dancing Saturday At Odin Grange From 7 to 10 PM


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.

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

33rd Annual Benefit Auction Aat Penn-York Camp Saturday, August 30 at 10:00 AM

Two Family Garage Sale Saturday On North Hollow Road, Coudersport

Calling All Class Members Class of 1964 50 Year Reunion

Friday, August 22, 2014

Patches is home

Patches has been found and is home safe.

Two men in Erie charged in N.Y. homicide

Two men in Erie charged in N.Y. homicide

STAFF REPORT, Erie Times-News
Two men were taken into custody today in Erie and charged in the Wednesday shooting death of a Westfield, N.Y., woman.

Mary E. Whitaker, 61, of the 8400 block of Titus Road, Chautauqua County, was found dead Wednesday afternoon at her home. She was shot once in the chest and once in a leg, authorities said.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office identified the suspects as Jonathan Conklin, 43, and Charles Sanford, 30.

Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace said both men have been living in the Erie area, and authorities believe they are both homeless.

The suspects were arraigned Friday evening in Buffalo, N.Y., on federal charges of stolen property and transporting it across state lines, carjacking and using a firearm in a crime of violence.





8/22/2014 10:14:46 PM

Open Audition For Jesus Christ Superstar

It has come to our attention that many of you may have missed out on auditioning for Jesus Christ Superstar for reasons beyond your control (work, vacation, etc). If you, or anyone you know, missed auditions, but would still like to try out for the show, we are holding an open audition for singers who can't dance, dancers who can't sing, or anyone in between on Tuesday from 5-6pm at our office, 79 Main St.

Kubota BX1870 Tractor With Loader & 48 Inch Mower, Only $249. a Month

The Galeton Rotary Club meets Thursday evening at 6:30 Pm at the Ox Yoke Inn with president Pete Folk presiding.

The Galeton Rotary Club meets Thursday evening at 6:30 Pm at the Ox Yoke Inn with president Pete Folk presiding.

On August 7th the club had a recap of the annual Woodsmen's Show. It was the 62nd anniversary of this popular event. This year it was classified as a success in spite of a rainy Sunday. Many suggestions were presented to improve the show for 2015.

On August 14 George Bowen presented Mansfield U. professor Dr. Lee Wright. Dr Wright gave a very interesting talk about a student honors trip this year to Nova Scotia. 14 state universities were involved. Dr Wright told all of the details of arranging this special trip.

On August 21, was a joint meeting with the Coudersport club. Jason E. Piatt, district governor for district 7360 addressed the two clubs about his goals for this year and 2015. Governor Piatt spoke about how his club undertook a project to bring clean water to a small farming village in India. Their effort was successful and it greatly benefited this town since clean water was not available. Rotary works internationally to bring clean water to those who do not have it and the Rotary program to eradicate polio is a very successful on going project. Governor Piatt is the youngest serving district governor in the world. The theme for Rotary International this year is 'LIGHT UP ROTARY' ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS.

Habitat has 2 -37"Sony Trinitron Televisions on 30" tv cabinets on wheels.

Habitat has 2 -37"Sony Trinitron Televisions on 30" tv cabinets on wheels. Please call Dick if interested at 910--279--7412 or 814--274--8171 Coudersport

New Students Serve Communities on Outreach Day

New Students Serve Communities on Outreach Day

Students Mathew Humes and Nicole Harshbarger bag litter as they clean up Bilger's Rocks, a massive 320 Million year old sand stone formation near Grampian, PA.

DuBOIS - As part of New Student Orientation, more than 150 freshmen, and over 30 faculty and staff group leaders participated in the Penn State DuBois Community Outreach Day on Friday. The day began in the campus gymnasium where students were broken into groups and assigned a service site. Each group was led by a campus faculty or staff member, as well as a student orientation leader, who then took students to their work site for the day. In all, the groups visited more than a dozen charitable and community-centered organizations. They performed landscaping, cleaning, litter pick up, and other duties in order to give back to their local communities around DuBois, Clearfield, Falls Creek, and beyond.

Sites visited included Bilger's Rocks in Grampian, Goodwill Industries in Falls Creek, Gateway Humane Society in Falls Creek, Central PA Community Action in Clearfield, Downtown DuBois Revitalization, the DuBois Historical Society, DuBois Nursing Home, the Freed Medical Clinic in DuBois, Paint and Play of DuBois, Rumbarger Cemetery in DuBois, the Bucktail Council of the Boy Scouts of America in DuBois, and the Tri County Church in DuBois, the Children's Aid Society, Highland View Healthcare, and Bethel Baptist Church.

At Bilger's Rocks, students performed litter pick up throughout the vast network of giant sand stone boulders, caverns and caves that make up this natural attraction near Grampian, PA. At 320 Million year old, hours can be spent exploring or walking along the trails at the geologically unique 272 acre site. It is open to everyone, free of charge. President of the Bilger's Rocks Association Terry O'Connor said he was very pleased to have the students pitch in to help keep the site looking good for tourists who visit it from miles away.

"People always advertise man-made things. This is natural. It's a natural wonder here in Central Pennsylvania. It's not a dam or a golf course, or anything man-made. So, it pulls people to our area, and we get people from all over the country, and even from other countries," O'Connor said. "It's so important to have volunteers. It's a tremendous help. We always need people."

O'Connor was happy to speak to students about the history of Bilger's Rocks before they got to work. His talk helped to inspire the students about the service they were doing.

"It feels good to come out and help," said Mathew Humes, an English Education major from Saegertown, PA. "It was great hearing him [O'Connor] talk about this place. It makes you want to get involved."

Nicole Harshbarger of St. Marys, a Human Development and Family Studies major, agreed. She said, "I had no idea this place was here before. I would think about getting more involved. I like the outdoors and any opportunity to give back. I do community service often. The community gives us so much, so it's good to give back to it."

Throughout the year, the non-profit Bilger's Rocks Association holds festivals, live music performances, a youth day, educational programs, and more.

Penn State DuBois Assistant Director of Student Affairs Marly Doty said she was happy to hear how students and organizational representatives felt about Community Outreach Day. She said instilling in students a passion for service, early on, can add meaning and value to their education, and even to their future careers.

"It's important that students engage in community service right off the bat. It teaches them about social responsibility and places where they can get involved," Doty said. "That blossoms into future projects, community service trips, and even jobs. They're making connections, meeting people, and giving back. It increases their odds for success and builds a stronger community all at the same time."

Richard L. Wilson, 78, of Smethport, PA

Richard L. Wilson, 78, of Smethport, PA, died Friday (August 22, 2014) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Ctr., Smethport.

US Air Force

He was born April 13, 1936 in Cyclone, a son of Albert J. and G. Maxine Knight Wilson. In September, 1966, in Olean, NY, he married Dorothy Welch, who survives.

Mr. Wilson was a Airman 2nd Class in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1954 to 1957.

He was a Laborer for many years employed by Petro-Wax, then International Waxes, of Farmers Valley, PA. He retired in 1998.

He was a member of the Hilltop Volunteer Fire Dept., the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport, and the VFW Post #2497 of Smethport.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

two daughters: Sharon Packer of Shinglehouse and Carol (Bill) Taylor of Smethport

two sons: Russell L. (Valerie) Wilson of West Virginia and Albert C. "Al" (Sherry) Wilson of Tampa, FL

13 Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren

one sister: Ann Umpleby of Kane, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Jones of Sebring, FL and two brothers: Donald and Jon Wilson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral services will be conducted by the family on Wednesday at 11 A.M., in the funeral home. Burial will be in the McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501-1920. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com

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



Thank you to all of the people that came to the 2014 Festival of Choirs USA!! It was a full and Great Day. I had many people come up to me and say how much they enjoyed coming to the Festival this year.

The United Church of Christ from Arcade, N.Y. was the winner of the first group size.

The First Baptist Church of Port Allegany, Pa. was the winner of the second group size.

This was Andy and Barbara’s last year doing sound with us. They will be Greatly Missed. They have donated their time and expenses to the Festival many years. Such a Wonderful couple and Godly example to me in many ways!!!!

Thank you also to Simple Faith, C.R.O.W.N. and Chanee Starks for ministering in music and so MUCH MORE!!

Thank you to ALL of the great people who worked very hard and volunteered their time and energy to this year’s Festival!! The Festival would not have been if it hadn’t been for our Sponsors, Friends, Churches and EVERYONE else that helped out so much!!

I am already writing notes for next year. Please feel free to send me any comments to j.goochee@gmail.com

Be Blessed and highly favored!!!!!!
Jerry J. Goochee


Certain parts from harvested cervids cannot be brought back into Commonwealth.

The thousands of Pennsylvania hunters who soon will be heading off to hunt big game in other states can do their share to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Commonwealth.

Those who hunt out-of-state are reminded that Pennsylvania prohibits importing specific carcass parts from members of the deer family – including mule deer, elk and moose – from 21 states and two Canadian provinces.

The parts ban affects hunters who harvest deer, elk or moose in: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland (only from CWD Management Area), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York (only from Madison and Oneida counties), North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia (only from CWD Containment Area), West Virginia (only from CWD Containment Area, which includes parts of three counties), Wisconsin and Wyoming; as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Pennsylvania hunters harvesting any deer, elk or moose in those areas, whether the animal was taken from the wild or from a captive, high-fence operation, must comply with rules aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania.

Those harvesting deer, elk or other cervids in the identified areas out-of-state must leave behind the carcass parts that have the highest risk for transmitting the disease. Those parts are: the head (including brain, tonsils, eyes and any lymph nodes); spinal cord/backbone; spleen; skull plate with attached antlers, if visible brain or spinal cord tissue is present; cape, if visible brain or spinal cord tissue is present; upper canine teeth, if root structure or other soft tissue is present; any object or article containing visible brain or spinal cord tissue; unfinished taxidermy mounts; and brain-tanned hides.

“It’s been almost three years since chronic wasting disease first was detected in Pennsylvania , and as new cases crop up in our state, we expand our efforts to manage the disease here and do what we can to slow its spread,” Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said. “The prohibition on importing cervid parts with the highest risk of transmitting CWD is part of that management plan.

“By knowing these rules and following them, Pennsylvanians hunting out of state each can do their part to keep CWD in check in Pennsylvania,” Hough said.

Hunters who are successful in those areas from which the importation of high-risk parts into Pennsylvania is banned are allowed to import meat from any deer, elk, moose, mule deer or caribou, so long as the backbone is not present.

Successful hunters also are allowed to bring back cleaned skull plates with attached antlers, if no visible brain or spinal cord tissue is present; tanned hide or raw hide with no visible brain or spinal cord tissue present; capes, if no visible brain or spinal cord tissue is present; upper canine teeth, if no root structure or other soft tissue is present; and finished taxidermy mounts.

Hough urged hunters heading to a state with a history of CWD to become familiar with that state’s wildlife regulations and guidelines for the transportation of harvested game animals.

Pennsylvania detected chronic wasting disease in 2012 at a captive deer facility in Adams County. The disease since has been detected in free-ranging deer in Bedford and Blair counties, and in captive deer at a Jefferson County facility.

In response to these CWD cases, the Game Commission has established three Disease Management Areas (DMAs) within which special rules apply. For instance, those who harvest deer within a DMA are not allowed to transport any high-risk deer parts outside the DMA.

However, those who live in a DMA and are successful in out-of-state hunts should know that – like other Pennsylvanians hunting out-of-state – they are permitted to bring low-risk deer parts back home with them.

Hough said hunters who harvest a deer, elk or moose in a state or province where CWD is known to exist should follow instructions from that state’s wildlife agency on how and where to submit the appropriate samples to have their animal tested. If, after returning to Pennsylvania, a hunter is notified that his or her game tested positive for CWD, the hunter is encouraged to immediately contact the Game Commission region office that serves the county in which they reside for disposal recommendations and assistance.

A list of region offices and contact information appears on page 5 of the 2014-15 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, which is issued to hunters at the time they buy their Pennsylvania hunting licenses. The contact information also is available on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by putting your cursor on “About Us” in the menu bar under the banner, then selecting “Regional Information” in the drop-down menu and then clicking on the region of choice in the map.

First identified in 1967, CWD affects members of the cervid family, including all species of deer, elk and moose. There’s no scientific evidence it can be transmitted to humans or traditional livestock, but it is always fatal to the cervids it infects.

There currently is no practical way to test live animals for CWD, nor is there a vaccine. Clinical signs include poor posture, lowered head and ears, uncoordinated movement, rough-hair coat, weight loss, increased thirst, excessive drooling, and, ultimately, death.

Much more information on CWD, as well as a video showing hunters how they can process venison for transport and consumption, is available at the Game Commission’s website.

Pennsylvania’s DMAs
Within Pennsylvania, there are three separate Disease Management Areas (DMAs) within which special rules apply.

DMA 1 comprises about 600 square miles in Adams and York counties; DMA 2 recently was expanded and now encompasses more than 1,600 square miles in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Huntingdon and Fulton counties; and DMA 3 covers about 350 square miles in Jefferson and Clearfield counties.

Those harvesting deer within a DMA are not permitted to transport outside the DMA any deer parts with a high-risk of transmitting CWD. These parts include the head and backbone.

The intentional feeding of deer also is prohibited within any DMA, as is the use of urine-based deer attractants.

Maps of each of the DMAs, and detailed descriptions of DMA borders, can be found at the Game Commission’s website, www.pgc.state.pa.us. The website also contains a complete list of the rules applying within DMAs, as well as a full definition of high-risk parts.

CWD precautions
Wildlife officials have suggested hunters in areas where chronic wasting disease (CWD) is known to exist follow these usual recommendations to prevent the possible spread of disease:

- Do not shoot, handle or consume any animal that appears sick; contact the state wildlife agency if you see or harvest an animal that appears sick.

- Wear rubber or latex gloves when field-dressing carcasses.

- Bone out the meat from your animal.

- Minimize the handling of brain and spinal tissues.

- Wash hands and instruments thoroughly after field-dressing is completed.

- Request that your animal is processed individually, without meat from other animals being added to meat from your animal, or process your own meat if you have the tools and ability to do so.

- Have your animal processed in the endemic area of the state where it was harvested, so that high-risk body parts can be properly disposed of there. Only bring permitted materials back to Pennsylvania

- Don’t consume the brain, spinal cord, eyes, spleen, tonsils or lymph nodes of harvested animals. (Normal field-dressing, coupled with boning out a carcass, will remove most, if not all, of these body parts. Cutting away all fatty tissue will help remove remaining lymph nodes.)

- Consider not consuming the meat from any animal that tests positive for the disease.


Nelson Fire Dept. due to respond. No injuries. Non emergency response.

A meeting of the Potter County Conservation District Low Volume/Dirt & Gravel Road

A meeting of the Potter County Conservation District Low Volume/Dirt & Gravel Road
 Quality Assurance Board, and the District Board will be held on September 2nd, 2014 at 5:30 pm. The Public is invited to attend.The meeting is at the Conservation District Office in the meeting room at 107 Market St. Coudersport, PA 16915.

2 Reported In Custody In Westfield Murder Case

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes For August 7, 2014

Hazel's Auto Sales Now Offering Towing & Recovery Services


08/22/2014 01:59 PM EDT
Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, a business unit of Nestlé USA, is initiating the voluntary recall of a limited quantity of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Chicken with Peanut Sauce/UPC code 13800 10154 because it may contain undeclared shrimp.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Agenda For August 21, 2014

Alfred Swendrowski, aged 82, of Oregon Hill, Wellsboro, PA

Alfred Swendrowski
Alfred Swendrowski, aged 82, of Oregon Hill, Wellsboro, PA, passed away quietly and found peace on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Helga; his son, Eric and wife Karon; two loving granddaughters Katarina and Alexandra; son, Victor, and his daughter, Jennifer Studenny. Alfred was also survived by one sister, Hedwig Pyckevet.

Korean War Vet
Born in Genk Belgium of Polish parents, Alfred came to the United States in 1952 as a Lodge Act Member of the United States Army in which he served during the Korean War. Later, he became a cartographer for Litton Industries an
affiliate of NASA and worked on the American space program. After that, he worked for Sears Roebuck Co. as head of the east coast security division.

Alfred soon found that the mountains of Pennsylvania were where he wanted to settle, and in 1973 he created a German restaurant with his wife Helga called the Idlewood Inn.

A memorial service will be held in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro, PA on Wednesday, September 3, at 4:00 PM. Directly after the service, Alfred will be laid to rest in the Oregon Hill Cemetery.

In memory of Alfred, donations to St. Peter’s Catholic Church would be greatly appreciated by the family. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA 16901. 

To share your fondest memories of Alfred, visit www.lifecelebration.com

Port Allegany Native is World Diving Champion


Pam Fischer photo
Logan Pearsall, PAHS Class of 2006, made a brief stop in his hometown after competing at the FINA World Masters Championships held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

 FINA is the Federation's biggest competition in terms of participation as it welcomes, every two years, adult athletes from all corners of the world. The Masters movement actively promotes fitness, friendship, understanding and competition through its five disciplines - swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming. 

 Logan brought home three gold medals, a bronze medal and a fourth place from the 2014 Worlds event. 

He began diving at the age of 13 years old with coaches Tony Edgell and Pam Payne at the Port Allegany Community Pool. While on the Clarion University Dive Team, Logan won four national titles. Before competing at Worlds, he took five gold medals at Nationals held at Rutgers University and in the spring he took four golds and one silver at the Nationals held in San Antonio, Texas. 

Logan has accepted a position as the head diving coach at Colorado Mesa University. He will also continue his studies to earn a nursing degree. Logan is the son of James and Louann Barr and Teresa Pearsall.

Actors Workshop in Coudersport

Actors Workshop in Coudersport

This eighteen hour course, taught by Paul Herzig, the President and Director of the Potter-McKean Players, will reacquaint the student in the basics of the acting craft. This course will provide further instruction in the various methods/schools of acting, to include stage production and movement. According to Instructor Herzig, “This class is not intended to make professionals, but rather to make local productions more professional.”

This course will be held on Wednesdays, September 17 – October 29, 2014, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $50.00 per person. To register, visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 274-4877.


Address: 1536 WILCOX RD
8/22/2014 2:14:12 PM


Travel Advisory 08/22/2014
I-180 to be temporarily closed this Monday for barrier repair

On Monday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m., PennDOT contractor New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., will stop traffic in both directions on Interstate 180 between Exit 5 (Turbotville) and Exit 10 (Muncy - Main Street) to repair the barrier.

Traffic will be stopped for up to 30 minutes. Major delays are expected. Motorists should seek alternate routes, if possible.

;Lawrenceville Dispatched For Fuel Spill

Lawrenceville dispatched to Lawrenceville Exxon for a fuel leak in a motor home.

Alfred Station Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash with Injuries

Alfred Station  Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash with Injuries

At 1:50 PM on Friday, Alfred Station Fire Dept. & Alfred Ambulance dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident on Rt. 244 & County Route 11. Four persons are reported injured. Andover ambulance requested to stand by in Alfred. 

Round & Square Dancing Saturday At Odin Grange From 7 to 10 PM


Jon F. Wiedmaier, 76, of Bennett, CO. and formerly of Warren, PA

Jon F. Wiedmaier
Jon F. Wiedmaier, 76, of Bennett, CO. and formerly of Warren, PA., died Monday, August 18, 2014 at his residence surrounded by family after a brief illness. 

He was born August 12, 1938 in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Perry and Jesse Miller Wiedmaier. Jon was a 1957 graduate of Warren High School where he was an All Star and State competitor in Track and Field, and played Baseball.

Jon was a resident of Warren, PA., until 1974 when he moved to Colorado. While in Warren, he was employed as a Draftsman with the former Pittsburgh Demoine Steel Company, Dorcon and Struthers Wells Corporation until his retirement, when he started, and owned/operated JFW Mining, working until his death. He also owned and operated his home, C J Ranch. 

He was a member of Kalbfus Rod and Gun Club, was an avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed camping and boating. He loved all sports, especially motorcycle racing, shooting trap with his brothers and friends, racing stock cars at Stateline and Eriez Speedways. 

He is remembered as an energetic man, loving life and was very friendly. 

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Caroline Lanoue whom he married in 1983 in Santa Fe, N.M., 3 children – Vicki Wiedmaier Tomica of Warren, PA., Jay Wiedmaier and wife, Stacey of Strassburg, CO., Tina Seeker and husband, Carl of Warren, PA., 3 Stepchildren – Melissa Miller of Worcester, MA., Ronald Miller of Thornton, CO., Sarah Ryan of Bennett, CO., 1 Brother – Lee Wiedmaier of West Minister, CO., 12 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren , several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 Siblings – George “Bud” Wiedmaier, Betty Wiedmaier Fitzpatrick, Perry Wiedmaier and Neal Wiedmaier. 

A private Celebration of Jon’s Life will be conducted at the convenience of the family at a later time. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA. 17110 or a charity of one’s choice.

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

PA Permit Violation Issued to Wpx Energy

PA Permit Violation Issued to Wpx Energy Appalachia Llc in Donegal Twp, Westmoreland County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-08-19 to Wpx Energy Appalachia Llc in Donegal Twp, Westmoreland county. OGA 3218(A) - Failure to restore or replace a public or private water supply affected by a well operator.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Bradford Dispatched For Transformer Fire

Bradford Dispatched For Transformer Fire

At 11:53 AM on Friday, Bradford City firefighters dispatched to 317 Jackson Avenue for a transformer fire.

Conservation District To Hold Grass Fed/Grass Finished Educational Program

Bradford Firefighters Remind You To Be Cautious As School Resumes

ACT 89 Transportation Funds key to roadway improvements in Clearfield, Elk and Cameron counties

ACT 89 Transportation Funds key to roadway improvements in Clearfield, Elk and Cameron counties

Clearfield – Funding from Act 89, the state’s new transportation plan, is making roadway improvement work in Clearfield, Elk and Cameron counties possible. Work to improve various routes in the three counties will begin Monday, Aug. 25.

Starting next week, crews will work on Route 2003 (Toby Road) in Elk County from Kersey to Toby to extend the useful life of the pavement and improve the ride quality of the roadway surface. Work will include milling, scratch and resurfacing.

Once work on Route 2003 is complete, crews will move to Route 120 in Cameron from the Route 155 intersection in Emporium and extending about two miles east toward the village of Cameron. 

Before the end of the year, work will also take place on Routes 1003 and 1007 in Elk County and Routes 153 and 1004 in Clearfield County.

Drivers should expect short travel delays as flaggers enforce an alternating traffic pattern through the work zone. Work will take place during daylight hours. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

HRI Inc. of State College is the general contractor on the $5.9 million project to improve the road surface of 12 routes in Clearfield, Elk and Cameron counties.

Funding provided by Act 89 is enabling PennDOT to make significant progress in addressing major roadway and bridge needs across the region, including projects starting this year to resurface 175 miles of rough pavement and rehabilitate 24 deteriorated bridges in the nine-county area including Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties.

Drivers are reminded to be cautious in all work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Groundbreaking held for Kinzua Bridge State Park visitor center

Groundbreaking held for Kinzua Bridge State Park visitor center

By ALEX DAVIS, Bradford Era Reporter 

MOUNT JEWETT — Groundbreaking held on Thursday for a multimillion-dollar, long-awaited visitor center/park office at Kinzua Bridge State Park marks a new chapter in the attraction’s history.

The facility — on the drawing board for five years — will include two exhibit halls showcasing displays like a stylized excursion train car where people can watch a short video.

The approximately $6.8 million construction project is expected to be finished in the fall of 2015.

“About 158,000 visitors annually stop at Kinzua Bridge State Park to stroll out into the valley and peer through the glass bottom observation area on the remaining half of the railroad bridge impacted by the tornado,” said DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti. “This new center will welcome them and help them understand the history of the bridge and the area, as well as share some things to do in the park and the region.”  Read more...

Mentors Needed For School Based Mentoring Program


Bean bag chairs recalled after deaths of two children


Farmer's Market Today Across From Courthouse Square In Coudersport

 Potter County Farmers' Market vendors are planning to set up today at their regular location across from the Potter County Courthouse Square on North East Street. Hours are 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. but the market may close early if thundershowers move in.

Vendors planning to attend include: 
Miles Farm Produce, 
Wooleylot Farm, 
Metzger Heritage Organic Farm, 
Card Creek Trading Post, 
Alpaca Creations, 
Lishia Robertson and 
New Horizons Creamery. 
Other vendors may also be on hand.



Think About It


Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord,
and you will gain knowledge of God. For the Lord grants wisdom!
From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. Proverbs 2:3-7

It has been said that knowledge and wisdom are synonyms, but this isn’t true. They are actually two different things and if you include insight, you have a third. Knowledge is simply the gathering of facts and data. It’s what we learn, and in reality it is information. Wisdom on the other hand is about discernment. Wisdom looks at what we get through learning, i.e. knowledge, and make a choice to either apply it to our lives or disregard it.

People can spend their entire life seeking knowledge, and although it certainly has value, it doesn’t necessarily change the behavior or direction of an individual. Insight takes us to the center of our being. It is here that knowledge and wisdom come to a truer understanding. It is from here, at the core of our being, that we walk out what we hold to be true and it guides and directs our path in life. Someone said that knowledge is knowing what makes me happy. Wisdom understands that happiness doesn’t come from things, but rather from within. Insight is knowing that my purpose in life is greater than being happy in the moment. Ultimately we’re encouraged to seek all three, knowledge, wisdom and insight. However, too often we settle on knowledge alone. Perhaps one of the reasons we do this is because we operate more on what we believe to be true rather than what is true. Our knowledge base comes from within and we judge all information from this belief system. True knowledge comes into our lives through an outside source. Wisdom looks at knowledge and makes a decision about it. Seems simple enough doesn’t? I wonder why we find it so hard. Think about it?

Calling All Class Members Class of 1964 50 Year Reunion

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.

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

Two Family Garage Sale Saturday On North Hollow Road, Coudersport

33rd Annual Benefit Auction Aat Penn-York Camp Saturday, August 30 at 10:00 AM

Troopers Investigating Online Personal Loan Scam

Bolivar Dispatched For Broken Gas Line In Residence

Bolivar Dispatched For Broken Gas Line In Residence

At 12:02 AM on Friday, Bolivar Fire Dept. & Ambulance dispatched to 58 1/2 Wellsville Street for a gas line broken off inside a residence. Evacuation in progress.

Thursday, August 21, 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.

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.

A complete obituary was posted in Solomon's words. Click here for full obituary.

$600,000 winner at Costa's Supermarket in Smethport

One lucky winner who was at Costa's Supermarket in Smethport, PA earlier this week is $600,000 richer. A jackpot-winning Cash 5 lottery ticket was sold at the Water St. store on Wednesday. Costa's will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. The winning ticket matched all five numbers 1-6-9-17-23.


California Firm Recalls Chicken Caesar Salad Kits For Possible Listeria Contamination
APPA Fine Foods, a Corona, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes.

The Little Nippers will host the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) skills competition

 The Little Nippers will host the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) skills competition

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – The Little Nippers youth sports organization has announced that it will host the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) skills competition on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at 1:00pm, at the Otto Township Park in Duke Center, Pa.

The skills competition is free of charge and open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against your peers. Participants are separated into five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15).

Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program.

With thousands of boys and girls from around the country taking part in PPK competitions every year from May through January, it is one of the world's largest youth sports participation programs.

Participants can register at the event or in advance at the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK website:


Hail In Galeton









Shinglehouse Ambulance To Second Street

At 4:54 PM on Thursday, Shinglehouse ambulance dispatched to Second Street for a medical emergency.

Two Potter County bridges to re-open by month’s end

Two Potter County bridges to re-open by month’s end
Detours to be lifted

Potter County – With replacement work coming to an end, PennDOT expects to re-open two Potter County bridges by the end of the month.

Dependent on weather, a bridge spanning the White Branch of North Fork Creek on Route 1016 (North Fork Road), will re-open by the end of the day Aug. 25. An 18-mile detour has been in effect since mid-April to allow for the replacement. Once the new bridge is open, the detour will be lifted.

Also dependent on weather, a bridge spanning the Cowanesque River on Route 1021 (Teed Hollow Road) near the village of Potter Brook, will re-open by the end of the day Aug. 29. A 10-mile detour has been in effect since mid-June to allow for the replacement. Once the new bridge is open, the detour will be lifted.

If work progress allows, the bridges could be open to traffic sooner than the official re-opening dates.

Replacement of the bridges allows area drivers to enjoy safer travel on modern structures and makes it possible for PennDOT to remove the bridges from Potter County’s structurally deficient list.

Overall work on each project included bridge replacement, roadway and approach paving, guide rail updates, pavement markings, and miscellaneous items.
The contractor for the $1.1 million, Route 1016 job was LTT Trucking LLC of North Bend. Contractor for the $759,000, Route 1021 job was A.L. Blades of Hornell, N.Y.

PennDOT thanks area drivers for their patience during these closures and reminds motorists to obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

Kenneth Frederick, 78, of 456 Summit Road

Kenneth Frederick, 78, of 456 Summit Road, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his residence after a courageous two year battle with cancer.

Born August 31, 1935 in Bradford, he was a son of the late Herbert and Lydia E. (Bigley) Frederick.

On October 5, 1956 in Smethport, he married Colyn (Hogue) Frederick, who survives.

He attended school in Rew.

For over 50 years, Mr. Frederick worked as a tile setter and marble installer. Two of his most noted jobs were for the mural on City Hall in Olean and The Bradford National Bank, which is now PNC Bank. When he retired, he was working for V.T. Galbo in Lancaster, NY.

He loved hunting, cooking and woodworking.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Pattie (Steven) Newton of Rixford and Sharon (Dave) Confer, of Rew; two sons Stephen (Linda) Frederick, of Bradford and Mark (Wendy) Frederick of Bradford; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert (Shirley) Frederick of Bradford and Thomas (Jean) Frederick, of Olean and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Shirley Griffin and Betty Smith and and one brother, Glenn Frederick.

Friends are invited to call from 3-5 & 7-9 PM, Sunday, August 24, 2014 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., where funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Monday, August 25, 2014 with Rev. Chris Terbush, Pastor of the First Wesleyan Church, officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in McKean Memorial Park. Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the First Wesleyan Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Penn State DuBois Welcomes New Students

Penn State DuBois Welcomes New Students

Chancellor Melanie Hatch welcomed new students and their families during Convocation Ceremonies Thursday in the campus gymnasium.

Around 230 students from across the country and around the globe officially became part of the DuBois community on Thursday at Convocation Ceremonies and New Student Orientation at Penn State DuBois.

Director of Enrollment Melissa Duttry passed on a list of names of new students to Chancellor Melanie Hatch, signifying the steps students have taken to move through the admissions process, to full student status. Duttry remarked that the population of the incoming class is quite diverse, with students hailing from 37 counties in Pennsylvania, seven states, as well as the countries of Brazil, China, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia.

"This year's class includes students from as close as East DuBois Avenue, within a block from the campus, and as far away as Kenya, 7,580 miles from here," Duttry said.

Hatch welcomed the new students, and offered words of encouragement about the changes the students will see in themselves as they pursue their education. She said, "This morning, I wanted to speak to you about transformation. In its simplest form, it just means 'change'. This is going to be a theme for us at Penn State DuBois this year. We are changing as a campus with the addition of new faculty and staff as well as the creation of new departments, new athletic teams, and new programming. I can also guarantee that you will be transformed in many ways by the time you walk across the stage for graduation."

Hatch encouraged freshmen to embrace every part of their educational experience, and to absorb the lessons from every new relationship they form, both in and out of the classroom.

"It is my hope that you will find friends, and faculty and staff members who have the potential to be a mentor for you; people who inspire you to seek out your personal truth. Cherish those relationships, because one day you will look back and realize how much influence they had on shaping you as an individual."

Hatch illustrated her message about transformation by referring to a book new students were asked to read as part of their orientation process. The book, Growing up Amish, charts author Ira Wagler's story of being born into the Amish community, and his struggles with the eventual decision to leave that life behind. She said, "Spoken like a person who has no regrets, Ira clearly chose his own path, and takes ownership of his personal transformation. I hope you'll be able to do the same. To accept help, to appreciate the opinions of others, to be open minded to new ideas, but to ultimately not be afraid to go after what you really want."

In order to fuel the community spirit on campus, new students spent the morning before convocation ceremonies participating in icebreaker exercises as part of their orientation. They worked in groups to accomplish tasks, such as moving plastic cups using only string, without directly touching the cups, and passed hula-hoops down a line of people standing, hand-and-hand, without breaking the human chain. The exercises are designed to demonstrate the importance of team work and critical thinking; concepts that educators at Penn State DuBois believe are paramount to a well-rounded education.



PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County, August 25 – August 29, 2014

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County, August 25 – August 29, 2014

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 25 to August 29, weather permitting.

Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

Potter County 0260:

Sign Crew:
• State Route: Various SR’s Throughout the County

Bridge Crew:
• State Route: 0244 (Riverbend/Genesee area) Bridge Maintenance

Side Dozing:
• State Route: 0244 (Genesee area) Monday
• State Route: 0449 (Genesee to Gold) Tuesday-Friday

Tail Ditching:
• State Route: 3003 (Prouty area)
• State Routes: 0607 & 3002 (Austin/Cowley Hill area) Tuesday-Friday

Mill & Fill:
● State Routes: 4003 & 4005 (Fishing Creek Road) Expect Delays

● State Routes: 0049 (Colesburg to Coudersport) Monday
● State Route: 0006 (Coudersport to Galeton) Tuesday-Friday

Cameron County 0240

Shoulder Cutting:
● State Routes: 0120 & 0555

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Glen O Hawbaker: State Route 0144 (Carter Camp to Germania) Pipe Replacement-Alternating Traffic Pattern Will Be Enforced, then During Full Depth Resurfacing, SR 144 Will Be Closed & Detour in Place
● Glen O Hawbaker: State Route 0872 (Cameron) Roadway Improvements-Alternate Traffic Pattern

● LTT Trucking: State Route 1016 (North Fork Road) Bridge Replacement –Road Closure – Detour in Place (effective April 21)
● LTT Trucking: State Route 3013 (Toles Hollow Road) Bridge Closure-Detour in Place (June-October)

● L C Whitford- Bridge Restoration on SR 1022 (Mill Street) in Galeton Borough and SR 3004 (Kim Hill Road) in Roulette Township-Detour in Place (effective May 15). Also Bridge Restoration on SR 0144 over Cross Fork Creek in Stewardson Township.

● L C Whitford-SR 0044 South Branch of Oswayo Creek & SR 0049 Ulysses Township (Luddington Run) Bridge Repairs- SR 0049 (By Intersection of SR 0049 & SR 0044) Temporary Traffic Signals in Place

● A L Blades – SR 1021 (Harrison & Hector Townships) Bridge Closure-Detour
in Place (June-September)
● A L Blades – SR 1018 (Hector Village) Bridge Closure-Detour in Place (July-November)

● Horizon Construction Group – (T-433) Rausch Road, Abbott Township-Bridge Closure-Detour in Place (July-August)

Kick off Fall by joining StrongWomen

Kick off Fall by joining StrongWomen

Middle-aged and older women are invited to kick off the fall season by joining a StrongWomen class. The next 12-week series begins the first week of September and meets twice a week until Thanksgiving. This effective, ongoing research project teaches women how to safely exercise upper and lower body muscles that not only help improve agility, balance and strength, but also includes a health and nutrition education component. 

StrongWomen classes will be held in Smethport- Tues./Thurs. 5:30 PM, Kane -Tues./Thurs. 8:00 AM or 5:15 PM, Emporium Tues. Thurs. 8:30 AM, St. Marys Mon. – Wed. 6:30 PM or Tues./Thurs. 10:30 AM or 4:00 PM, Ridgway - Tues./Thurs. 10:00 AM, and Weedville Tues./Thurs. 6:00 PM. 

To learn more about the program or to register go to http://extension.psu.edu/strongwomen or call the Penn State Extension office in Clearfield at 814-765-7878. Penn State is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action and the diversity of its workforce.



Kinzua Bridge State Park Groundbreaking

Kinzua Bridge State Park Groundbreaking

Rep. Martin Causer speaks at Kinzua State Park groundbreaking as Alex Davis of the Bradford Era in lower right takes notes.
Officials involved with the Kinzua Bridge project along with local PA legislators dig in to start the project.
PA Representatives Kathy Rapp and Martin Causer along with PA Senator Joe Scarnati prepare to dig in to start the construction of a new visitor center at Kinzua Bridge State Park.
by  PA State Rep. Martin Causer
It was a great day for shoveling a little dirt and breaking ground on the long-awaited park office and visitor center at Kinzua Bridge State Park. The visitor center will house two exhibit halls and a lobby; park administrative offices; public restrooms; and classroom space.

 Interpretive exhibits are also planned with themes to include the landscape of the Allegheny Plateau; the viaduct as a symbol of the engineering industry advances that supported the Industrial Revolution and as an inspiring reminder of the inventiveness, resourcefulness and “can do” spirit of the people of the late 1800s; and the unique opportunities for experiencing natural beauty, observing wildlife and participating in recreational activities at Kinzua Bridge State Park.

 The bridge and observation deck will remain open during construction of the office and visitor center. Construction is expected to be completed next fall.

Welcoming Skylar Josephine Washington who was born on August 18th at Cole Memorial

It’s a Girl!
Kanda Simpson and Joseph Washington III from Shinglehouse, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Skylar Josephine Washington who was born on August 18th at Cole Memorial. Skylar weighed 7 pounds and 13.8 ounces.  She joins her brother Ryan, 2 and sister Rylie, 10.

Maternal Grandparents: Deborah Pearsall and William Simpson of Shinglehouse, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparent: Josephine Bernard of Shinglehouse, PA.

Paternal Grandparent: Joseph Washington Jr. of Hinsdale, NY.

Paternal Great-Grandparent: Joseph Washington Sr. of Hinsdale, NY.



Game Commission helps districts get student archery program up and running.

It’s back-to-school time and, for schools, it’s time to get back on target.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking to kick off the 2014-15 school year in a big way.

The National Archery in the Schools Program is entering its 13th year in 2014. And, once again, schools have the opportunity to join the program at a fraction of the actual cost.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is offering $1,500 equipment grants to help schools get the program up and running, and also will train staff and parents who want to become instructors.

Schools looking to bring new programming to students might want to give archery a try, said Todd Holmes, NASP coordinator for Pennsylvania. It’s fun, safe and exciting, and enables students to build new friendships, he said.

“The NASP program gives students an opportunity to explore the sport of archery, all while in a school setting,” Holmes said. “It brings something new to traditional physical-education classes and, as the students find out, anyone of any ability can become a successful archer.”

Pennsylvania now has more than 170 schools and more than 45,000 students participating in the NASP program.

Nationally, more than 12 million student archers from more than 12,000 schools have participated in classroom archery instruction through NASP, with more than 30,000 trained instructors guiding them.

“Challenge your students to learn how to shoot a bow,” Holmes urged. “Who knows, your son or daughter could be the next state or national champion.”

To learn more about the NASP program or to request information, contact Holmes at 717-787-4250, extension 3330, or email him at toholmes@pa.gov.