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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fatal Crash In Loyalsock Township


Address: 61 MEDIX RUN RD
Cross Streets: QUEHANNA HWY
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Address: 45 PLUM ST

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Bradford EMS Dispatched To Assaults In 2 Locations

 Bradford EMS Dispatched To Assaults
At 10:00 PM on Saturday, Bradford EMS dispatched to two locations for assault victims. 

One in the back parking lot of the Bradford Era. A 24 year old female was transported to BRMC from that location.

The other near the intersection of Bolivar Drive and Seaward Avenue. A 34 year old male transported to BRMC from that location.

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Structure Fire Reported at County Road 7 & New Mexico Road

Structure Fire Reported at County Road 7 & New Mexico Road

At 3:41 PM on Saturday, Cuba & New Hudson Fire Departments dispatched to County Road 7 & New Mexico Road for a structure fire.

Ambushed Troopers Identified; 2nd Trooper Critical; Reward Offered; No One In Custody

WNEP--UPDATE 2:30 p.m. — State Police commissioner Frank Noonan identifies Corporal Bryon Dickson as the state police member killed in Friday night’s ambush at the barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County. Trooper Alex Douglass was wounded. He is in critical condition.

Noonan says no suspect or suspects are in custody. Noonan says the attack seems to be directed at law enforcement, not the general public. They believe that whoever carried out the shooting is no longer in the immediate area.

PA Crime Stoppers is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Call (800) 4PA-TIPS (800-472-8477).

Blooming Grove Township, Pike County

Roulette Ambulance To North Street

At 2:55 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to North Street for a medical emergency.

Robotics Competition Kicks Off at Penn State DuBois

Robotics Competition Kicks Off at Penn State DuBois

DuBOIS – The first round of a nation-wide robotics competition for middle and high school students will take place at Penn State DuBois in October. The BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition will take place on October 24, and 25, in the campus gymnasium, with Penn State DuBois serving as a local hub for the competition. A kickoff event was held on Saturday, September 13, for teams from participating schools to attend and learn more about the contest. Participating teams come from as close as DuBois, and as far away as Connecticut. 

BEST provides all necessary parts and equipment for teams to build a robot that they can use to run a course and perform specified tasks. The robot must be built within a six-week time frame. On the days of the contest, all teams will run the course, competing for the best times and course completion. Through participation in this project-based program, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. The goal is to better prepare these students for further education and careers in STEM fields, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The learning opportunities with BEST don't stop at STEM fields, however. Teams also compete and receive awards for other areas of the project, which include marketing, exhibition, sportsmanship, and team spirit. 

Penn State DuBois Chancellor Melanie Hatch said she is happy to host BEST on campus, because the organization puts educational experiences for the participants at the forefront of its mission. Hatch said, "Competitions like this are on-point from an academic perspective. Activities involving STEM education get young people excited about the fields early on, and have great potential to inspire many of our nation's much-needed future engineers, scientists, or mathematicians. Additionally, it presents opportunities for students with stronger aptitudes outside of STEM to compete in areas like marketing, where they can shine, as well." 

Schools participating in BEST at Penn State DuBois are DuBois Area High School, DuBois Central Catholic, Ridgway Area High School, Brookville Area High School, Brockway Area High School, Redbank Valley High School, Hill-Freedman World Academy of Philadelphia, Williamsburg Christian Academy of Williamsburg, Virginia; Overbrook High School of New Jersey, Miss Porter's School of Connecticut, and Martin Luther King High School of Philadelphia.
All members of the community are invited to attend two public events for BEST at Penn State DuBois. Mall Day will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, at the DuBois Mall, where individuals are welcomed to view the playing field and some of the competing robots. The official contest will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24, as well as from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, in the campus gymnasium at Penn State DuBois. 

Winners of BEST at Penn State DuBois will advance to the Northern Plains BEST Regional Championships to be held December 4-6, at North Dakota State University.
More information can be found at

Otto Dispatched To One Car Crash In Rixford

Otto Dispatched To One Car Crash In Rixford

At 2:10 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire Dept. and Ambulance dispatched to School Street in Rixford for a motor vehicle accident. Report male occupant & 2 children self-extricated with injuries.


Police Seeking Hit & Run Vehicle in Eldred/ Smethport/ Port Area

Police Seeking Hit & Run Vehicle 

At 1:56 PM on Saturday, Police in the Eldred area are looking for a silver sedan involved in a hit & run in Eldred. The male in his 30's, possibly with a goatee, is reported to be intoxicated, has 2 children in the car, and possibly headed toward Smethport or Port Allegany. Use caution if you are on the road.


PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in West Branch Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-09-08 00:00:00 to ULTRA RESOURCES INC for site BUTTON B 901 5H in West Branch Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gaines Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-09-08 00:00:00 to ULTRA RESOURCES INC for site T PIERSON 1H in Gaines Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in McHenry Twp Township

PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC reports drilling started on 2014-09-12 00:00:00 at site SGL 75 WELL PAD F 2723 in McHenry Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2014-09-12 00:00:00 at site SRC WT 2720 90H 51412 in Norwich Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Two PA State Troopers Ambushed by Shooter, 1 Dead, 1 Injured

UPDATE 11:50 a.m. — State police are expected to release more information about the shooting early this afternoon.

UPDATE 1:10 p.m. — State police are expected to release more information about the shooting this afternoon.  A news conference with State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Smethport Responding To Crash On Rt. 46 in Farmer's Valley Area

Smethport Responding To Crash On Rt. 46

At 10:40 AM on Saturday, Smethport Fire & Ambulance dispatched to Rt. 46 near Bordell Crossroad for a one vehicle crash. Report one patient self-extricated with possibly minor injury. Vehicle is off roadway.

One Vehicle Rollover Crash With Entrapment On Route 6 In Gaines Township

Rollover crash with entrapment reported across from Pine Tree Lodge in Gaines Township. Galeton & Wellsboro on scene.




Bradford Man Charged After Assaulting Woman At Orchard Place Apartment

Westfield PD is looking for the public's help to identify this person,

Antique Auction & Real Estate Auction In Alfred, NY September 13

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Onocology Registered Nurse

"All You Can Eat" Spaghetti Supper Saturday At Sartwell Creek Union Church

Pawfessional Boarding Kennel's Fall Hours

Ulysses Fall Festival Saturday, September 13

Sign Up For $100. Cash Drawing At Ulysses Mercantile September 13th During Ulysses Fall Festival

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Guy R. SEELEY, 92, of Westfield, PA

Guy R. SEELEY, 92, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 in his home. 

Born January 17, 1922, in Harrison Township, PA, he was the son of Rial and Bessie Woodard Seeley. 
WWII Veteran

A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from 1943 – 1944. 

He was married to the former Carol J. LaBarr, who survives. 

 Guy was a self-employed dairy farmer in Hector Township, employed by Electri-Cord in Westfield for eight years and by Hector Township until his retirement. 

Surviving besides his wife, Carol, are: two daughters, Darlene (James Woodham) Scully of Springwater, NY and Gail (Tim Moon) Palys of Whites Corners, PA; a son, Guy (Sarah) Seeley, Jr. of Andrews Settlement, PA; a step-daughter, Tracey (Brian Webster) Bentley of Westfield; a step-son, Ronald (Deborah) Beach of Westfield; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his first wife, Ada; a son, Richard G. Seeley; three daughters, Donna Smitson, Betty Seeley, and Virginia Seeley; and three sisters, Irene Paul, Arvilla Crippen, and Alberta Ribble. Per his wishes, there will be no public visitation or service. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Champ E. HOSLEY, 93, of Coudersport, PA

Champ E. HOSLEY, 93, of Coudersport, PA, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

 Born May 20, 1921, in Coudersport, he was the son of Harry H. and Mary Coppersmith Hosley. On October 21, 1944, he married the former Mary Ellen Umsted, who predeceased him in 1982. 
WWII Veteran

A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from 1944 – 1945. 

He was a self-employed professional photographer. 

Surviving are: a daughter, Mary Jean Botts of AR; a sister, June Lanzalotti of FL; and nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by three brothers, John Hosley, Truxton Hosley and Anson Hosley; and two sisters, Velma Hosley, who died in infancy and Kate Rowe. A graveside service will be held in Ulysses Cemetery at a later date. 

 Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Warren County firm agrees to stop discharging Marcellus Shale wastewater

Warren County firm agrees to stop discharging Marcellus Shale wastewater
September 11, 2014 2:01 PM

By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Warren County waste treatment firm has agreed to build a state-of-the-art treatment facility to settle a federal lawsuit alleging it had illegally and repeatedly discharged Marcellus Shale gas drilling wastewater containing high concentrations of salts, heavy metals and radioactive compounds into the Allegheny River.

Under terms of the settlement agreement with Clean Water Action, a statewide environmental organization, Waste Treatment Corp. has agreed to stop discharging up to 200,000 gallons a day of shale gas drilling wastewater. Within eight months, it will build the new treatment facility that will have the ability to remove more than 99 percent of the pollutants.

The settlement, which was signed by the treatment company and Clean Water Action Wednesday, also requires the company to reduce its discharge of conventional drilling wastewater by 35 percent.

“From the start our goal has been to protect the Allegheny River and the health of people who use it,” said Myron Arnowitt, state director for Clean Water Action. “This settlement creates a long-lasting solution that will greatly improve our water quality.”

The settlement represents the first time an existing industrial treatment plant discharging gas drilling wastewater in Pennsylvania agreed to install effective treatment technology to protect local rivers, Mr. Arnowitt said.

In 2011, the state Department of Environmental Protection fined Waste Treatment $100,000 for violating its water discharge permit, which does not permit it to treat oil and gas wastewater. And in 2012, DEP water testing found levels of chloride, bromide, lithium, strontium, radium-226 and radium-228 downriver from the treatment plant that were more than 100 times higher than those found upriver from the plant. Read more...

Duke Center United Methodist Church 2nd Harvest Food Distribution

Duke Center United Methodist Church
2nd Harvest Food Distribution
It is 2nd Harvest Food Distribution time again...
call-ins (966-3922) are
Monday, September 15 21 from 6-8 p.m. and
Tuesday, September 16 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
If you get the answering machine please leave a message and your call WILL be
returned in the order that it was received. You need to talk to a live person to schedule your time.
Distribution will be on Wednesday, September 24 at the Otto Twp. Firehall. 
Please bring your photo ID and a box for your food.
If you know of a family in need please pass this information to them.

All tthe Garden Goodies Are Ready At Steve's Farm Fresh Produce On Rt. 6 Between Roulette & Coudersport

We now have Acorn squash and stuffing peppers, canned
      pickles, dilly beans blueberry jam and the pumpkins are here too.

NOPO Second Grade Learns About Chicken Farming



Game farm tours set for Sept. 28, game lands driving tours to follow.

Those looking to gain perspective into Pennsylvania’s wildlife, habitat and hunting heritage will have several opportunities in the coming weeks to take one or more tours being offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The Game Commission on Sunday, Sept. 28 is scheduled to host guided tours of its four game farms – two in Lycoming County and one each in Armstrong and Crawford counties.

And Sunday driving tours on several tracts of state game lands across the Commonwealth are planned for Oct. 5, Oct. 12 and Oct. 19.

The Sept. 28 game farm tours all will begin at noon and conclude by 3 p.m., and will be held rain or shine.

Those taking a tour will get a comprehensive look at the Game Commission’s pheasant propagation program, which again this year aims to raise about 200,000 birds to provide hunting opportunities statewide. Tour stops include hatcheries, brooder houses and the rearing, “grow out” and over-wintering pens. The tours also will inform on the objectives in propagation management, including the importance of sportsmen’s clubs and members of the public raising day-old hen chicks hatched at the farms, ultimately to provide hunting opportunities.

The tours of state game lands provide an opportunity to talk to the personnel directly responsible for managing and protecting game lands, and four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended for those taking driving tours on some tracts.

Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said the tours provide an opportunity to show the public the many things being accomplished for wildlife and for Pennsylvania’s hunters.

The state game lands system provides hunting and trapping opportunities on more than 1.4 million acres statewide, and many game lands tracts are stocked annually with pheasants raised through the propagation program.

“We are exceptionally proud of our state game lands and our pheasant propagation program, and these tours provide an ideal setting for our staff to interact with the public and show them the many reasons why we’re so proud of these initiatives,” Hough said.

With autumn nearly here, Hough said, the tours should provide a splash of color and some of the best scenery the Commonwealth has to offer.

The state game lands system has a long history in Pennsylvania. The Game Commission in 1919 was granted authority to purchase lands for the protection, propagation and management of wildlife, and provide areas for public hunting and trapping. Today, tracts of state game lands exist in all but Philadelphia and Delaware counties. Collectively, game lands make up a land base greater in size than the state of Delaware.

With few exceptions, state game lands were purchased using revenues from hunting and furtaker license sales; state game lands timber, coal, oil, gas and mineral operation revenues; the state’s share of the federal excise tax on sporting arms and ammunition, known as the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Program; from Working Together for Wildlife artwork and patch sales; and from the Pennsylvania Waterfowl Management stamp and print sales.

Information on the tours is as follows:


All to be held on Sunday, Sept. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. Directions to the game farms are as follows:

· Loyalsock Game Farm: Lycoming County, 136 Game Farm Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754. The game farm is five miles north of Montoursville on Route 87. The game farm is 1.5 miles east of Warrensville on Route 973. Tour starts at the hatchery.

· Northcentral Game Farm: Lycoming County, 1609 Proctor Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701. The game farm is 18 miles north of Montoursville off of Route 87. Tour starts at the hatchery of the Proctor (northern) farm.

· Western Game Farm: Crawford County, 25761 Highway 408, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403. The game farm is 3.5 miles east of Cambridge Springs on Route 408. Tour starts at the office/hatchery.

· Southwest Game Farm: Armstrong County, 217 Pheasant Farm Rd., New Bethlehem, PA 16242. The game farm is two miles south of New Bethlehem off Routes 66/28. Tour starts at the office/hatchery.


· Bedford and Blair counties: Sunday, Oct. 12, from noon to 3 p.m., State Game Lands 26, which encompasses 12,062 acres in a four-county area. This popular tour highlights mountainous terrain and fall foliage. The 7-mile, self-guided auto tour begins at the parking area on the northeast side of Route 869, between Pavia and Beaverdale, and concludes near the village of Blue Knob. Tour participants can scan the scenery for mounted wildlife specimens strategically placed along the route, as well as identification tags placed on examples of tree and shrubs beneficial to wildlife. Game Commission personnel will be on hand to answer questions relating to Game Commission programs and activities.

· Berks and Schuykill counties: Sunday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A vehicle tour of State Game Lands 110, which encompasses nearly 10,150 acres of historical, scenic and recreational property. The nine-mile trip will begin at the agency’s parking lot on Mountain Road, midway between the Shartlesville exit of Interstate 78 and Route 61. The tour will exit onto Route 183, north of Strausstown. Game Commission officers will be on hand to answer questions relating to Game Commission programs and activities. Also please note that due to the previously announced construction project on Ellendale Forge Road, the State Game Lands 211 tour will not be held this year. State Game Lands 211 is in Dauphin and Lebanon counties.

· Bradford County: Sunday, Oct. 5, State Game Lands 12, from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. (rain or shine). This is a 28-mile, self-guided, circular driving tour through State Game Lands 12, and will take about two hours to complete. State Game Lands 12 consists of nearly 24,480 acres in Bradford County. The route will start at the game lands parking lot on top of Wheelerville Mountain on state Route 154, just south of Canton, Bradford County. Roads are passable for most vehicles, four-wheel drive is not needed but a good ground clearance is advised. The route travels east to the Barclay Cemetery, then down the hill to Laquin before turning west onto the railroad grade to Wheelerville. The tour ends at the intersection with state Route 154 in Wheelerville. From there, those on the tour can travel north on state Route 154 to Canton, or south to Shunk in Sullivan County. The tour goes by Sunfish Pond County Park so a picnic lunch may be the order of the day! Those taking the tour are sure to find the local history of the mountain and the Game Commission’s refuge system is intriguing. A pocket guide full of historical information and photographs will be provided to each vehicle at the start of the tour.

· Cambria County: Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., State Game Lands 108, consisting of 23,086 acres. This 7.5-mile, self-guided, one-way, driving tour will highlight mountainous terrain and fall foliage on the Allegheny front. Items of interest along the tour route include a rehabilitated strip-mined area, which has been converted to small-game habitat. The area also serves as a study area for grassland nesting birds, including the Henslow’s sparrow, a grassland species of special concern. Northern harriers and endangered short-eared owls also inhabit the study area. Also highlighted are tree and shrub identification, wildlife habitat food plots and a deer exclosure fence. Each tour participant will be provided a brochure with directions and information about features along the tour route. The tour begins at the game lands access road three-tenths of a mile north of Frugality, along state Route 53, in White Township. Watch for the sign. The tour will conclude on state Route 865, near Blandburg in Reade Township. Game Commission land management, forestry, wildlife management, and law enforcement personnel will be on hand to explain the various habitat improvement projects on this state game lands, and to answer questions.

· Carbon County: Sunday, Oct. 5, State Game Lands 141, which consists of nearly 17,048 acres. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the large parking lot along state Route 93 on State Game Lands 141, Nesquehoning Township. Game Commission personnel will be on hand to explain various points of interest, including wildlife habitat-improvement projects. Four-wheel-drive vehicles with high clearance are recommended for this 9-mile, self-guided driving tour. The tour will begin at the large parking area on the east side state Route 93 and travels east on a game lands road toward the Lehigh Gorge State Park, and back to state Route 93, exiting at the parking lot across from the game lands shooting range. The tour will pass habitat-improvement projects completed by the game lands Food and Cover Corps crew located in Carbon County, along with the National Wild Turkey Federation, The Nature Conservancy, and the Ruffed Grouse Society. Representatives from the Game Commission and conservation organizations will be on hand to explain the projects and answer questions. Directions: Take state Route 93 north from state Route 209 and proceed 3.5 miles and turn right into the parking lot. Proceed through the gate on a dirt road. Each vehicle will be provided a map and brief explanation of wildlife and habitat management programs being carried out on this magnificent tract of public hunting land.

· Elk County: Sunday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., State Game Lands 311. Start at the state game lands gate at the end of Dewey Road on Winslow Hill. For more information, contact the Game Commission Northcentral Region Office at 570-398-4744.

· Luzerne and Wyoming counties: Sunday, Oct. 5, State Game Lands 57, which consists of nearly 44,600 acres. Registration to be held from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the headquarters building complex on State Game Lands 57, Ricketts Station, Forkston Township, Wyoming County. Game Commission personnel will be on hand to explain various points of interest, including wildlife habitat-improvement projects. Four-wheel-drive vehicles with high clearance are required for this 30-mile, self-guided driving tour. The tour will pass habitat-improvement projects completed by the State Game Lands 57 Food and Cover Corps crew, along with the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Quality Deer Management Association and Ducks Unlimited. Representatives from the Game Commission and conservation organizations will be on hand to explain the projects and answer questions. Directions: Take state Route 487 north from state Route 118 and proceed 7.5 miles. Turn right onto the dirt road near the game lands sign on the right. Travel 0.1 miles to “Y” intersection and proceed 0.3 miles to the headquarters complex. Each vehicle will be provided a map and brief explanation of wildlife and habitat-management programs being carried out on this magnificent tract of public hunting land.

Steven E. Kriz, 60 of Homestead Ave., Bradford, PA formerly of Limestone

Steven E. Kriz, 60 of Homestead Ave., Bradford, PA formerly of Limestone, passed away ,Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. 

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

The 5th Annual Farm Show and Threshing Bee

The 5th Annual Farm Show and Threshing Bee

The 5th Annual Farm Show and Threshing Bee will be held on Saturday,
September 13, at Klein Family Century Farm in Mina, Pennsylvania. The
event will run from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. with free admission and a
free chili dinner at 12:30 P.M. 

 The event will show the progression
of the art of Threshing through the ages ending with a 1920 Case Thresher on the belt with a 1909 Frick Steam Engine. Also featured this year will be a 1926 Buffalo Oil Field Engine. There will be Corn
shelling and grinding, a Shingle mill and a Sawmill, Baling straw.
The Quilting Cabin will be open. 

Bring a dish to pass and your lawn chair and make yourself at home. 


Remember, the show goes on regardless of the
weather as there are lots of indoor activities, plus Exhibitors under cover.



The Roulette Township Water/Sewer Department will be doing a line flushing on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 starting approximately 9 p.m. until ?

Please do not use the water during this time because you may encounter dirt in the water and low pressure. You may also have some dirt in the lines after the flush so you may want to flush your lines by letting the water run for a few minutes to avoid this.

Marian Elizabeth Keck, 91, of Coudersport, PA

Marian Elizabeth Keck, 91, of Coudersport, PA passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 at Cole Memorial Hospital.

Born January 8, 1923 in Eldred, PA she was the daughter of Jesse C. and Annie Howland Shelley. On February 5, 1943 she married Richard W. Keck who preceded her in death in 2001.

Marian was a graduate of Eldred High School. She worked for many years at Erway’s Dairy. She was a member of the Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport. She was an artist, seamstress, and enjoyed cooking and baking. Marian enjoyed reading her bible and spending time with her family.

Marian is survived by her son; Danny Keck and his wife Pamela of Magnolia, TX, her sister; Katherine Meacham of Cottonwood, AZ, eight grandchildren, Carianne (George) Robinson, Ulysses, PA, Jody Cornish, Belmont, MA, William H. Morgart, III, Coudersport, PA, Ian Keck, Elizabethtown, PA, Andrew Keck, Elizabethtown, PA, Cortney Keck, Magnolia, TX , Jesse Keck, Anchorage, AK and Brandon Keck, Magnolia, TX. and daughter in-law Cindy Keck- Funck, Elizabethtown, PA. 

She was preceded in death by sons; Richard L. and Thomas R. Keck and daughters; Camille A. Cornish and Judith A. Keck, four brothers and one sister.

Friends and family are invited to Marian’s Life Celebration Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home with a visitation from 2-3:30pm, funeral service to follow at 3:30pm with Rev. Thomas Shatto officiating. Burial in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA

Memorials may be made to the Cole Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 1001 East Second St. Coudersport, PA 16915

Arrangements by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home” 210 North East St. Coudersport, PA 16915.

Emporium Health Center Welcomes Leo Sillick, PA-C

PennDOT, State Police Participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week Police, Safety Groups to Offer Safety Seat Checkpoints Statewide

PennDOT, State Police Participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week
Police, Safety Groups to Offer Safety Seat Checkpoints Statewide

Harrisburg – State Police and PennDOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14 – 20. Additionally, Saturday, Sept. 20, has been designated as “National Seat Check Saturday.”

“I urge all parents and caregivers to not only get their seats checked, but also to explore all educational materials available to them,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “PennDOT, police departments and safety partners across the state are available year-round to ensure children are legally and correctly restrained.”

PennDOT funds resources such as training and educational materials for 145 fitting stations across Pennsylvania, at which more than 5,000 car seats were checked last year. The checkups are designed to teach drivers the proper installation and use of child safety seats.

Another PennDOT-funded resource is “Sit Back – It’s Elementary,” a new elementary school curriculum focused on reducing traffic-related injuries and deaths. Through the in-school program, trained police officers and safety partners educate children on making proper seat-belt use and positioning a habit.

“Child car seats and booster seats save lives, but only when they are installed and used properly,” said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan. “The inspections conducted by our troopers typically find that a high percentage of these seats are not installed correctly -- in many cases, the child’s seat was not securely anchored,” Noonan said. “Anchoring the child seat properly to the vehicle is critical to its performance in a crash.”

Pennsylvania law requires that children under the age of 4 ride in a federally-approved car seat that is appropriate for the child's age, height and weight. Children between the ages of 4 and 8 must use a booster seat if they are no longer in a car seat.

The state’s seat belt law mandates that children ages 8 to 17 must use a seat belt, and violating this law is a primary offense. It is a secondary offense for drivers and front seat passengers age 18 and older to travel unbuckled.

Because of the potential dangers associated with air bag deployment, children ages 12 and under should always ride in a vehicle’s back seat.

The State Police Bureau of Patrol also offered the following tips:

• Read and follow the car seat and vehicle manufacturers’ instructions;
• Use the car’s seat belt to anchor the seat to the car unless you are using a child safety seat with the LATCH system;
• Fill out and return the registration card for your seat so you'll know if it is recalled because of a problem;
• Make sure the seat’s harness fits snugly; and
• Use a tether strap if the seat requires it.

"Pipeline Safety and Our Community" A Free Forum - September 17, 2014 6:30 - 8:30pm

"Pipeline Safety and Our Community"
A Free Forum - September 17, 2014 6:30 - 8:30pm

Members of the public, public officials, businesses, water and wastewater utilities are invited to attend a free public education forum titled, "Pipeline Safety and Our Community" on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Tokishi Training Center, 124 NYPUM Drive in Wellsboro.

The forum seeks to raise awareness about pipeline risks and increase safety through public education. Speakers will examine the issues surrounding pipeline safety, ways to prevent the risk of injury or damage to property and pipelines, and how to improve community planning near existing and future pipelines using the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) recommendations.

Pipelines are widely seen the safest way to transport natural gas. However, leaks, spills and catastrophic accidents do happen despite modern methods. Many pipelines in Pennsylvania are aging. Rural areas are seeing installation of much bigger higher-pressure natural gas pipelines than in the past as the result of the push to get Marcellus gas to markets. Between 10,000 and 25,000 miles of gathering pipeline could be built by 2030, according to an estimate by The Nature Conservancy. Despite pleas to call 811 to learn the location of underground utilities before starting any digging, a recent survey by the Common Ground Alliance found that 51 percent of American homeowners who planned to dig this year for typical "do it yourself" projects like landscaping, installing a fence or mailbox, and building a deck or patio, will put themselves and their community at risk of injury because they did not plan to call 811 before starting. (Common Ground Alliance).

Jim Weaver, Director of Planning for Tioga County said, "It is really important for the general public in our area to hear this information. While our emergency responders and first responders are getting good training, we also need to enlist help from the public to become an educated partner to keep our communities safe. Knowing how to identify a leak or potential pipeline hazard, what to do in that event, getting into the habit of calling 811 whenever digging in your yard, we appreciate having the forum because there is no dedicated venue that provides this important information at this time."

Mr. Weaver and Julie Kollar, Director of the Water Resources Education Network, a project of the League of Women Voters of PA., will moderate the session. Speakers will include Lynda Farrell, Executive Director of the Pipeline Safety Coalition, Dr. Roberta Winters, Pipeline Safety Lead with the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, Jim Larkin, Regional Liaison with PA 811 One Call System, followed by a panel discussion with pipeline operators and Emily Krafjack, President of COGENT, which is providing training for first responders in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga and Wyoming Counties.

Forum sponsors include the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, The Water Resources Education Network, and the Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc.

The forum will focus on:
• How to recognize potential hazards and leaks
• Emergency response precautions that can be taken
• Ways to make better land use decisions near pipelines with PIPA Guidelines
• How using the 811 PA One Call System improves public safety
• How community members can participate in the pipeline siting regulatory process.

The public is welcome and pre-registration is requested. For more information or to register, please email Julie Kollar at or call 267-468-0555.
The forum has been funded by a Technical Assistance Grant awarded to the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA

Gold Bracelet Found

Gold Bracelet Found

Found a gold charm bracelet outside of the Gunzburger building. To claim
it please contact the Coudersport Borough Police at 274-8970.

Structure Fire Dispatched On Depot Street In Friendship

Structure Fire Dispatched On Depot Street In Friendship

At 12:55 PM on Friday, Friendship & Cuba Fire Depts. dispatched to 55 Depot Street for a house full of smoke. Fast Team 3 and Belmont Fire Dept. also dispatched.

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co in Plumcreek Twp, Armstrong County

Administrative violation issued on 2014-09-05 to Eqt Production Co in Plumcreek Twp, Armstrong county. OGA 3211(F2) - Failure to notify DEP 24 hours prior to cementing casing strings, pressure testing of production casing, stimulation of well or plugging of an unconventional well.
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11:50 AM Fire F12 DISPATCHED
11:55 AM Fire 12-8 RESPONDING
11:55 AM Fire C1210 RESPONDING

Traditional Round & Square Dance Tonight At Crook Farm In Bradford

September is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD) Awareness Month



PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor is a force in economic, community and business development for the 11 counties it crosses, PA Route 6 Alliance Executive Director Terri Dennison told the Appropriations Committee of the PA House of Representatives at a public hearing on August 21 in Wyalusing.

The Appropriations Committee hearing focused on the impacts of tourism and the Pennsylvania Heritage Area program. Dennison provided examples of how planning projects funded through PA Rt 6 have assisted the PA Route 6 Heritage Communities in developing long range plans that are being implemented. She highlighted the many marketing efforts that are undertaken with the support of the nine convention and visitor bureau (CVB) partners. The combination of marketing, preservation and development efforts have resulted in increased visitation and business opportunities, citing that 17 new businesses have started in McKean County alone because of the appeal of the PA Route 6 driving destination.

“When tourism as a whole across the northern tier of Pennsylvania is considered, the 2012 Tourism Economic report (released in December 2013) reports that the impact of tourism for all 11 Route 6 counties includes $3.6 billion in visitor spending, supporting 28,000 jobs with a payroll of $717 million,” Dennison said.

The morning session started with testimony from Jean Ruhf, Executive Director of the Endless Mountains Visitor Bureau, who urged the Appropriations Committee to increase the funding to market the state to travelers. “I must also take this opportunity to bring attention to state tourism funding, or rather, the lack of it. Pennsylvania is missing the boat. We went from an all-time high in funding for fiscal year 2000/2001 of $44,285,000 down to our all-time low in this fiscal year of $2,564,000, ” Ruhf told the committee.

Jane Sheffield, President of Heritage PA, thanked the representatives for reinstating the Heritage Area line item in the state’s budget, adding that the funding is necessary for the Heritage Areas, such as PA Route 6, to continue their work in improving the local economy and supporting community and businesses.

Dennison’s complete testimony can be viewed at:

Potter County Artisan Center was named TOP 6 by the Pa Route 6 Artisan Trail

Register by Sept. 24 For S.W. Smith Library Preschool Story Hour



Animal Care Sanctuary will be hosting a Blessing of the Animals at 2:00 on Sunday, October 5th at our East Smithfield location and Sunday, October 19th at our Wellsboro location. As autumn arrives, people all over the world bring their pets to a special ceremony called the Blessing of Pets. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.

The bond between person and pet is like no other relationship, because the communication between fellow creatures is at its most basic. Eye-to-eye humans and their pets are two creatures of love. Bev Barket, volunteer, and Joan Smith-Reese, Executive Director will conduct the ceremony. The ceremony will end with refreshments and fellowship for both people and pets. All are invited to attend rain or shine.

Animal Care Sanctuary is one of the ten largest sanctuaries in the United States. Celebrating its 48th anniversary, the sanctuary cares for over 600 animals daily and is committed to adoption, spay/neuter services, and humane education.

Route 255 Improvements Continue in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of Sept. 14

Route 255 Improvements Continue in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of Sept. 14

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

Activity the week of Sept. 14 will include:

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

• On Sunday night, the contractor will be milling paving notches and placing additional bituminous pavement at various locations between Pistner Road and State Street. On Monday night, the contractor will begin paving the final wearing surface on Route 255 between Pistner Road and Mill Street. Motorists should be alert for changing traffic patterns. Flaggers will be in place at intersections to direct traffic.

• MOTORIST ALERT—CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERN: On Wednesday night/Thursday morning, the contractor will complete paving on Route 255 and begin to shift traffic into a new traffic pattern. The new traffic pattern will be in place Thursday morning. This work will take place on Route 255 between Pistner Road and Mill Street. The new traffic pattern will place traffic into its final alignment, which will allow for two lanes of northbound traffic. Flaggers will remain at these intersections until the permanent traffic signals are activated during daylight shift on Thursday.

• On Wednesday during daytime work hours, the contractor will be installing permanent signs.

• On Friday, the travel lanes on Route 255 northbound and southbound between Pistner Road and State Street will be closed during daytime working hours to perform work adjacent to the highway. These lanes will re-open at the end of the shift.

• East Arch 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 East Arch Street will remain closed until Thursday morning.

• 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 Thursday morning.

• During daytime work hours, the contractor will be grading, forming and placing concrete driveways and sidewalks at various locations along Route 255 between Vine Street and State Street.

• During daytime work hours, the contractor will be placing topsoil and seeding various locations throughout the project.

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.

DCNR Job Fair Tuesday, September 23 At McKean County CareerLink Office In Bradford

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be holding a Job Fair on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 10:00-2:00, at the McKean County CareerLink Office, 40 Davis Street, Bradford, PA.

As Pennsylvania’s leader and chief advocate for conservation and outdoor recreation, DCNR encourages citizens to value their natural resources, engage in conservation practices, and experience the outdoors.

DCNR hires many seasonal employees each year in their State Parks and Forest Districts and is looking for good people to fill some of the following job titles: Diesel and Construction Equipment Mechanic, Semi Skilled Laborer, Maintenance Repairman 1 and 2, Equipment Operator A and B, Park Ranger 1, Environmental Interpretive Technician and DCNR Ranger. These positions are all Civil Serviced covered and the recruiters on hand will be happy to explain this process.

Please join us to explore the job opportunities in Pennsylvania State Parks for Forest Districts.

Byron Sutton|Veterans Employment Representative/DVOP
Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
40 Davis Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-363-9100 Ext. 10

Sharon Township Supervisors Cut Employees Health Insurance Costs By $46,000.

Sharon Township update

At the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday September 9, the township during public comment heard from a coalition of concerned tax payers/aka citizens of the township on the issue of health insurance for part time employees.

The opinion of the citizen’s group was that as a small township with limited revenue the township should not provide health insurance as a benefit to part time employees.

In the regular session of the meeting a single quote for health coverage for the year for the two part time employees and their family including dental coverage was presented and a unanimous vote from all three supervisors to accept this quote and sign the contract.

The health coverage for 2014 for two part time employees is a $46,000 savings from 2013 coverage.

When the supervisors were ask if it might be brought up to a vote to require an employee contribution of 30% of the cost of the coverage, it was replied that it would have to be brought up for next year’s budget not this year.

The citizens coalition believes that if an employee will not be working a portion of the year that the .25 cents/hour contribution they are presently contributing is an inadequate and is by far much less than most of the working general public is required to contribute through their employer.

The general consensus from the supervisors is that without health coverage the two part time employees would quit as they only make $16/hr and it would be impossible to replace their skill sets.

The citizens coalition reaction is it would be a cost savings to increase the hourly rate without health coverage and let the employee go out and find their own coverage under the affordable health care act.

Also in the meeting is was requested that the each monthly meeting minutes be posted on the township building as required by law in a reasonable timely manner along with a copy of the treasures report.

The supervisors agreed it would be posted although they will be unapproved minutes until the next meeting.

Looking at the bright side, through our efforts we have managed to cut the budget of our township by close to 20% or $46,000.

Congratulations to the citizens that fought the good fight.

Shame on the township supervisors that failed due diligence with our tax dollars and continue to do so.

Your next Sharon Township meeting is Oct. 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

It may be your road that gets $46,000 repairs next year!!!

by Phil Williams, one member of a group of concerned citizen/aka tax payers


09/11/2014 06:22 PM EDT
LAKE FOREST, Ill., - Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Heparin Sodium, 1,000 USP Heparin Units/500 mL (2 USP Heparin Units/mL), in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, 500 mL, NDC 0409-7620-03 Lot 41-046-JT with expiration date of 01NOV 2015. This action is due to one confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit. 
 Washington Firm Recalls Pork Sausage Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen 
Interbay Food Company, LLC, a Woodinville, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 4,820 pounds of pork Banger-style sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen (milk).

New Mexico Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection and Misbranded With Undeclared Allergens Jerky By Art, an Albuquerque, N.M. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of beef jerky products because they were produced without the benefit of inspection. In addition, the beef jerky products contain wheat and anchovies, known allergens that are not declared on the product label. 

Found Dog in Ellisburg

Found Dog in Ellisburg

He was found in Ellisburg - Great dog, I hope someone is looking for him. 814-274-0462

Potter County Farmers' Market today (Friday) beginning at 1:00 p.m. in downtown Coudersport

Don't forget the Potter County Farmers' Market today (Friday) beginning at 1:00 p.m. in downtown Coudersport. Our market features local farmers and other local vendors offering their wares in the lot across from the courthouse square on North East Street. There's lots of parking adjacent to the Market.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, September 12, 2014 The latest news from the State Capitol

Returning to Harrisburg to Convene Fall Legislative Session

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to Harrisburg on Monday, Sept. 15, following district work sessions this summer. The House is expected to have a full schedule as members are expected to take up a variety of issues, including public pension reform, decriminalization of the transportation of alcohol across state lines for personal use, debt reduction and authorization to allow the City of Philadelphia to enact a cigarette tax.

For details on the public pension reform debate and the leading proposal, visit

To see the session schedule and a list of upcoming votes, visit the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ website here.

Event Reminders:

12th Annual Senior Citizens Expo Set for Oct. 10

Please mark your calendar and plan to join me for the 12th Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roulette Fire Hall.

For more information, click on this video invite.

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Second Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar Set for Oct. 27

Since we ran out of space at the first event last month, a second Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar has been scheduled for Monday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the Smethport Fire Hall, 109 S. Nelson St., Smethport.

The event will again feature a presentation by Ray Learn, McKean County district attorney, and Roger Sager, McKean County deputy sheriff and certified firearms instructor, who will discuss the state’s concealed carry laws, the Castle Doctrine and other valuable information regarding state gun laws and gun safety.

Registration is required due to a limited amount of seating available. Click here to register online, or call the office at 1-866-437-8181.

Fall into Nature!

You don’t have to look far to know that autumn is just around the corner. Already some of our trees are turning into their brilliant fall colors, and the 67th District is a wonderful place to see the spectacular views.

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has a number of resources to maximize your outdoor activity during the fall season, including fall foliage reports and a full list of fall festivals throughout the state.

Visitors can also get suggestions about the best spots to view fall foliage on the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Penn’s Woods Fall Foliage story map here.

For more information, click the links listed above, or go to

Suicide Prevention through Awareness

Earlier this month, House Bill 2461, which I am co-sponsoring, was introduced to enhance suicide prevention efforts across the Commonwealth. This legislation would require the State Board of Psychology and the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors to have at least one hour of continuing education in the assessment, treatment and management of suicide. The bill is has been referred to the House Professional Licensure Committee for consideration.

This legislation enhances efforts by the House, which adopted Act 71 of 2014 to require school entities to adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy, and require educators in Pennsylvania’s public and charter schools who teach sixth through 12th grade to receive four hours of training on suicide prevention every five years.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 39,000 Americans end their own lives, nearly 500,000 people are treated in U.S. emergency departments for self-inflicted injuries, and 1 million adults report making a suicide attempt. Many more people struggle with thoughts of suicide.

Sept. 10 marked World Suicide Prevention Day to raise awareness of this serious public health problem that affects people of all ages.  

Fire Call To East Second Street On Thursday

First Annual Horse-Pull At Woodhull Raceway Saturday, Sept. 13th

Sign Up For $100. Cash Drawing At Ulysses Mercantile September 13th During Ulysses Fall Festival

Antique Auction & Real Estate Auction In Alfred, NY September 13

Eldred Health Center Welcomes Dr. Richard Freeman, MD

Think About It

Inner Magnets

What makes you respond as you do? What controls your thinking, your behavior? Have you ever gotten frustrated with yourself because you keep finding yourself back in the same place? Actually, there are many reasons for this. Our behavior, actions, thoughts, and feelings are often greatly influenced by the inner magnets that have been formed in us over our lifetime.

There is a saying which goes like this, ‘what we live with we learn, what we learn we practice, what we practice we become’. This is a stark reality. The Scriptures tell us that the sins of our parents can affect subsequent generations even up to ten generations. In the natural we know that when you go into a doctor’s office you are asked to give medical information on your family. Those in the medical field have come to realize that heredity has an impact on each individual’s health. Physical and spiritual magnets draw us towards particular outcomes. But can they be changed?

The question can they be changed, is no. You cannot change the inner magnets, but you can change your responses to them. In the physical sense you can change your lifestyle to help protect yourself from heredity issues. By being more aware of your ancestral history, you can do things that will tend to protect you by living a healthier life. The same is true for the spiritual.

If you are not sure what the generational sins might be start by taking a look at your family tree. A close look at your parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. will give you a picture of what you may be dealing with in your own life and the life of your children. The next thing is to confess these on behalf of your ancestors and ask God to cut off any ties and or curses associated with them. Although we are not responsible for our parent’s sins, they will still affect us. Change in your life will start when you start to take control over it instead of allowing the inner magnets to be in control. Remember Christ came to set the captives free, free from those things that control them. Think about it.