Street Machines

Street Machines

JVB. BANK RIGHT. Our drive-thru lanes are open for business during the COVID-19 Emergency! Coudersport Office and Lillibridge Place Office in Port Allegany. (West Mill St.)

Howard's Inc, Coudersport, PA



Southern Tier Polaris, Olean, NY

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Volleyball - 10/24/14 Galeton vs Austin Galeton won on Austin senior night

Volleyball - 10/24/14 Galeton vs Austin
Galeton won on Austin senior night.
Playoff games this week and Final Four on Saturday in St Marys.



ATTENTION VETERANS & CURRENT ENLISTEES, Larry’s Sport Center invites you to participate in their Veteran’s Appreciation Days, Friday November 7th & Saturday November 8th. This event has been expanded to two days due to overwhelming response and to accommodate any Veterans not able to make the Saturday event. The event is a joint partnership between Harley’s Heroes – funded by a grant from Harley Davidson Motor Company and Larry’s Sport Center.

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Unit will be on hand to bring Veterans up to date on new programs and to help resolve any ongoing issues. Larry’s Sport Center will be serving lunch both days starting at 12:00PM. On Saturday they have plans for entertainment following lunch. Larry’s will also be presenting each attending Veteran with a “THANK YOU” gift, we hope to see as many local Veteran’s as possible.

Thanks again from your Friends at LARRY’S SPORT CENTER, INC.
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Port Allegany Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak

Port Allegany Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak

At 6:06 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. dispatched to a natural gas leak nesr 532  Pleasant Drive.  The leak is from an underground gas line. UGI is enroute.

Potter County Annual Dinner For Community Foundation For The Twin Tiers At Ulysses Firehall Saturday

DEP eNOTICE - Regulation Update

DEP eNOTICE - Regulation Update

The following proposed regulation published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on 10/25/2014:

Land Reclamation Financial Guarantees and Bioenergy Crop Bonding - This proposed regulation is accessible at The public comment period closes on 11/24/2014.

Highlights of Roulette 2014 Halloween Parade

Lots more photos of the parade are public on our Facebook Site HERE.

Missing: Pembroke Welsh Corgi from Christian Hollow in Crosby, PA

Missing:  Pembroke Welsh Corgi by the name of Gracie.....weighs approx 25lbs.  

Disappeared from her home on Christian Hollow in Crosby, PA  Please contact 814-598-3659

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Contamination

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Contamination
Murry’s Inc., a Lebanon, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,689 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin.

Drilling Started

PA Permit Violation Issued to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Anthony Twp, Lycoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-10-15 to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Anthony Twp, Lycoming county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Lewis Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2014-10-25 00:00:00 at site CORNWALL NORTH UNIT 4H in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Lewis Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2014-10-25 00:00:00 at site CORNWALL NORTH UNIT 3H in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Lewis Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2014-10-25 00:00:00 at site CORNWALL NORTH UNIT 2H in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Lewis Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2014-10-25 00:00:00 at site CORNWALL NORTH UNIT 1H in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cogan House Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2014-10-24 00:00:00 at site LAUREL HILL 16H in Cogan House Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cogan House Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2014-10-24 00:00:00 at site LAUREL HILL 15H in Cogan House Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Mansfield Fire Leaves Several Homeless

Mansfield Fire Leaves Several Homeless
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Coudersport Ambulance To Cress Lane

At 9:16 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Cress Lane for a fall victim.

Halloween Party At Ulysses School Saturday

10-25 Halloween Party

22nd Annual Roulette Halloween Parade Registration Starts At Noon Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Potter County Annual Dinner For Community Foundation For The Twin Tiers At Ulysses Firehall Saturday

Howards Inc. Has The Tools You Need To Get Your Yard Ready For Winter

PSA Has Full-Time Night LPN & RN Positions In Galeton & Ulysses

Glow Run 5K Saturday At Mitchel Park in Coudersport Benefits Suicide Prevention

Online-Only Auction of 2 Homes, Land & Service Garage In Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA Bidding Closes November 6, 2014

Barbershop Show To Benefit Area Food Banks Saturday, Oct. 25 At Coudersport High School

Cole Memorial Seeking Licensed Practical Nurse


Friday, October 24, 2014



Two Trail Cams Stolen From Fishing Creek Location

Ulysses Man Charged With DUI

Criminal Mischief On Butter Creek Road

Multiple Departments Dispatched To A Structure Fire On W. Academy Mansfield


 Multiple departments dispatched to a structure fire on West Academy St. in Mansfield

Rotary Programs

Rotary Programs

UPDATES - Susan Carlson and Pat Bodamer recently visited Rotary and presented a program to the local club giving them an update on Serenity Glass Park, and what is going on with the Port Allegany Main Street Revitalization Corporation.

Plans are coming along with the park which will be located at the corner of Main and Mill Streets where the former theater building stood. Soon a glass sign will be installed on the vacant lot where the glass park will be. It will say - 'Future Site of Serenity Glass Park'. Joe Roller, Dave Reese and Sue Carlson have been playing with blocks at Pittsburgh Corning to create the sign. It will be built at the factory in three parts and brought down Main Street on fork lifts to the site.

Pat told about the "sprucing up" of the business district - cleaning and painting and displays in the store windows. Winners of the window decorating contest were announced as follows:
1st place - Upper Allegheny Watershed Association; 2nd place - 'Canoe Place' by Pittsburgh Corning employees; 3rd place - Pittsburgh Corning display by Pittsburgh Corning employees; 4th place - Wild Life Display by Dr. Brenda Sawyer of Olean Medical Group.

New banners have been installed on Main Street and around the square.

Pat also told of an upcoming event - Christmas on the Square. Mark your calendars - the date is Thursday, December 4 from 6-9 p.m. Mayor of Port Allegany, George Riley, will speak, followed by an invocation by Rev. Randy Headley. John Meade will provide Christmas music throughout the evening. The lighting of the Christmas Trees will be led by Rotarian Scott Bayline; Santa will make an appearance and there will be a performance by students of the Sandy Johnson School of Dance. There will be caroling, an Elf Dance off and much more.
Christmas Sweaters and Costumes are encouraged. Grand Marshals for Christmas on the Square are Lloyd and Dolores Eastman. The event is still being organized and details will be announced as they become available.

Pictured are Rotarian Ron Mickle, Susan Carlson and Pat Bodamer. 

Photo Courtesy Of Pam Fischer



As another high school football season winds down, we wanted to express our appreciation to all of those responsible for the memorial dedication of the Ed Easton Press Box at Coudersport Area Recreation Park. 

Family and friends of Ed Easton ("The Voice of the Falcons")

Grace Bradford of Coudersport now has a Service Dog

Grace Bradford of Coudersport now has a Service Dog

Grace Bradford & Kingston
It’s not very often that adding a 2 year old to your household makes daily life easier, but for Paul, Mollie, Lily, Grace and Dana Bradford of Coudersport, that’s exactly the case.

After 4 years of fundraising and waiting, the Bradford family has welcomed Kingston, a 2 year old black Labrador Retriever into their home to serve their 12 year old Autistic daughter Grace.

Grace was diagnosed with autism when she was 4. This fall, Grace will be entering seventh grade at Coudersport Jr and Sr High School. Grace has two sisters, Lily and Dana.

According to Mollie, her daughter’s autism leads to disruptive behavior. Due to Grace’s emotional meltdowns, routine errands such as grocery shopping with their daughter were nearly impossible — until now.
The family worked with the nonprofit organization Susquehanna Service Dogs , which is based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The fee to get a trained service dog from the organization was $5,000, which the family raised from different scholarships, a yard sale, and donations. It costs SSD between $20,000 and $25,000 to raise, and train each puppy into a full-fledged Service Dog. Most of the difference is paid for by different fundraisers and corporate donations to SSD and its parent agency, Keystone Human Services.

On October 5th, Grace and her mom traveled to Harrisburg to meet Kingston and train with him for two and a half weeks. Kingston is 24 months old and has been trained as an service dog since he was a puppy.

According to Mollie, Kingston has learned to track Grace if she wanders off and knows how to comfort her if her mood becomes elevated.

On October 22nd Grace and Kingston passed the service dog public access test and they now return to Coudersport as a Service Dog Team. They will be partners. Kingston will be an extension of Grace.

The Bradford’s have already seen a difference in Grace’s demeanor and behavior after the 1st week of training.

While in public places, Grace leads Kingston on a “loose leash” and has a comfort trainer over his nose that helps him focus. The comfort trainer is not a muzzle, and Kingston can eat and do typical things with it on.

“Grace loves him, and he loves her,” Mollie said. “They sleep in the same bed.”
“It’s been life-changing,” she said.

As for Susquehanna Service Dogs, the Bradfords said the organization has been with the family every step of the way. She said the organization has offered to provide additional training or refresher courses for Kingston if needed. SSD trains service dogs for all different types of disabilities whether visible or invisible.

Kylie Shay Miller, infant daughter and precious angel of Jason and Tyeshia Miller of Galeton

Kylie Shay Miller, infant daughter and precious angel of Jason and Tyeshia Miller of Galeton, was stillborn on October 22, 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. 

Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Isaac and Easton Miller, both at home; paternal grandparents, Vincent and Freya Miller, Galeton; maternal grandfather, Tom (Penny) Jenney, Roseville, PA; maternal grandmother, Merry Jenney, Galeton; and many family friends.

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

Public Stargaze Programs to Resume in Spring of 2015

Public Stargaze Programs to Resume in Spring of 2015

Cherry Springs State Park's public stargaze programs have concluded for 2014. These free public education outreach programs will resume in April or May of 2015. The park is still open to stargazing year round. The Astronomy Observation Field is for overnight stay for those with telescope (fee required). The rustic campground (camping fees) is scheduled to be close on November 16th and the water in the main restrooms located on the Astronomy Field will most likely be shut off on that date as well. There is a CXT ( pit vault) restroom located on the back side of the Astronomy Field.
The Night Sky Public Viewing Area (where the public programs are held) is open to anyone wishing to stargaze for a few hours and there is no fee for using this area. Those wishing to use the area should park in the public parking lot and walk over to the amphitheater where benches for viewing are provided.

For specific information about the park and stargazing opportunities, visit the Cherry Springs Dark Sky Fund FaceBook page, or their website at or you may call Lyman Run State Park which administers Cherry Springs at (814) 435-5010 or contact them at

The Dark Sky Fund/Association would also like to thank all of the Dark Sky Team volunteers for their dedicated and hard work this year and to Greg Snowman, EES, for his excellent programs.

Friends of Lyman Run to Meet

Friends of Lyman Run to Meet

The Friends of Lyman Run is now meeting on a monthly basis (4th Monday of the month) and the next meeting will be on Monday, October 27, at 7 pm. The meeting will be held at the park maintenance building, just past the upper end of the lake. Light refreshments will be served. The meeting will include discussions on the upcoming winter program scheduled for Jan. 31 which will feature ice fishing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and snowmobile rides. The group would also like to do an illumination walk sometime during the winter season and volunteers are needed for both of these events. Please attend if you would like to volunteer some hours at your local state park. Current and new members are invited to attend. 2014 memberships have been extended to the end of the year and renewals will now be on the calendar year beginning this January.



GATOR GOLF BANQUET - Senior members of the Port Allegany Golf teams and their parents were guests of honor at the 2014 Gator Golf Banquet held October 16 at the Evangelical Covenant Church and sponsored by the Golf Boosters. Pictured are members of the Lady Gator team with their coach, Doug Triplett. They are Hannah Buchsenschutz, Alysa Dickinson, Kelsie Fuller, Coach Triplett, Hannah Donnelly and Kaylee Ernst.

Seniors Alex Dynda and Matthew Causer are pictured with Coach Bob Raudenbush.

Port Allegany Bicentennial Celebration Set For June 15-19, 2016

At the Port Allegany Bicentennial meeting held on October 22 members elected to hold the Celebration on the week of June 15-19, 2016. 

 Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in any manner. Talk it over with friends or members of your favorite organizations and then give us your ideas. 

The committee will not meet again until after all the holidays are past; this will give us time to have a Logo designed and to correspond with people. 

If you have any suggestions or are willing to help; please get in touch with Connie at 642-9165, Email -, or Ilene at 274-9798, Email -


New Jersey Firm Recalls Salad with Chicken Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen 
Taylor Farms, a Swedesboro, NJ, establishment, is recalling approximately 377 pounds of Signature Café Broccoli Kale Salad with Chicken product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, tree nuts.

 Illinois Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Enteritidis Contamination 
Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats, a Chicago, Il., based establishment, is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with a

particular strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.

Seniors Visit Rotary

Seniors Visit Rotary

Senior guests began visiting Rotary at the Setpember 25 meeting held at the Moose Family Center. The club welcomed Allen Friend and Hannah Ernst as their first seniors of the 2014-2015 school year. Allen is the son of Joe and Shannon Pritt. He is a member of the football team. He plans to enlist in the United States Marines. Hannah is the daughter of Fred and Ginger Ernst. She represented Port Allegany at the Miss McKean County Fair competition. She is active in the music program at PAHS and is a member of the Concert Choir, Show Choir, Chamber Singer, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, served as Treasurer of the Chorus and Commanding Officer and previously Drum Major of the Marching Band; she is a member of the Spanish Club, Peer Helpers serving as Treasurer for one year; She was selected for IU9 Band and District Band and advanced to Regional Band; she is a member of the Volleyball team and track team , Varsity Club and has participated in the musicals. She plans to attend a Christian College.

Pictured are Hannah Ernst, Marty Moses, Anneik Zengerink and Allen Friend.

The October 2 meeting of the Port Allegany Rotary Club welcomed Senior guests Alex Dynda and Somer Safford. Alex is the son of of Sam and Diane Dynda and has a younger sister, Lauren. He is in the College Prep course and is a member of the Academic Team, Enrichment, French Club, Golf Team, Matt Competition Team, National Honor Society and like most typical kids he enjoys video games. He plans to attend RIT or Behrend and major in Software Engineering. Somer is the daughter of Angela Green and Chris Koch. She has a younger brother, Jarid Green. She is taking Culinary Arts at the CTC. She plays softball and soccer. She likes to read, draw and is writing a book. She takes Mixed Martial Arts in Coudersport and wants to start hunting and fishing. She works at the Daily Bread. She plans to attend school for Culinary Arts and would like to open a bakery.

There were 16 members present for a reportable attendance of 66 percent. Other guests included Pat Boadamer, Susan Carlson and Debbie Mallery. The Lucky Rotarian of the Day was John Mallery.

Pictured are Alex Dynda, Marty Moses and Somer Safford.

At the October 9th meeting, the Rotary Club welcomed senior guest, Christopher Lashway. Christopher is the son of Joe and Mary Lashway. He has a younger brother, Tyler. Chris is in the Academic curriculum at PAHS. He plays football, baseball and basketball. He is a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, Peer Helpers and Varsity Club. He plans to attend Clarkson in Pottsdam NY and major in Mechanical Industrial Engineering.

There were 18 members present for a reportable attendance of 75 percent. Other guests included Paula and Haley Bayline, Anneik Zengerink and guest speakers for the day - Charlie Kysor and Adam Koehler. Charlie and Adam were chosen as the 2014 RYLA Ambassadors and represented the Port club at the conference. The pair gave a presentation of their RYLA Experience that was very well received by club members. The Lucky Rotarian of the day was senior guest, Christopher Lashway.

Pictured: Christopher Lashway, Marty Moses, Adam Koehler, Randy Headley and Charlie Kysor. Moses and Headley, along with Ron Mickle, were members of the RYLA selection committee.

Senior guests at the October 16th meeting of the Rotary Club included Malari Lapp and Charlie Kysor. Malari is the daughter of Mark and Ingrid Lapp. She has an older sister Alyssa and a younger brother, Holden. She is a member of the Chorus, Band, Chamber Singers, Show Choir, Jazz Band, Spanish Club, Marching Band and National Honor Society. She plays percussion and piano and enjoys reading. She will attend Slippery Rock University to major in English Education. She would like to be a high school English teacher and maybe go into administration. Charlie is the youngest of the three Kysor boys, sons of Dan and Kate Kysor, who have reached the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a Drum Major for the Marching Band, is a member of the Concert and Jazz Bands, is a member of the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, the National Honor Society, the Vice-President of the French Club and is the Treasurer of the Drama Department. He is a member of the soccer team where he serves as Captain. Charlie plans to attend Davidson College in North Carolina and major in Chemistry. There were 14 members present for a reportable attendance of 56 percent. Other visitors included Debbie Mallery and Troy Herzog. The Lucky Rotarian of the Day was Ron Mickle.

Pictured are Charlie Cox , Malari Lapp, Norm Preston and Charlie Kysor.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s office of admissions will host a visitation day on Nov. 10 for prospective students.

The visitation day, which will begin at 10 a.m., is designed to give prospective students and their families the opportunity to visit and tour the campus when some high schools have off for the observance of Veterans Day.

The visitation day will include an admissions presentation, a campus tour conducted by student ambassadors and lunch in the university dining room.

The office of admissions will also host an open house Nov. 1 and

First Friday information sessions on Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.

Those who visit the campus will have their $45 application fee waived.

For more information or to register for any of the admissions events, visit, contact the office of admissions at or call 1-800-872-1787.

For disability needs for any of the admissions’ events, contact the Pitt-Bradford Office of Disability Services at 814-362-7609 or


Address: 38983 PORTLAND MILLS RD

10/24/2014 5:10:36 PM


Cross Streets: CHURCH ST * BEAR DR

10/24/2014 4:42:50 PM





MEMBERS PRESENT: Tony Adami - Chairman; Joe Cimino; Tony Cimino

NOT PRESENT: Ben Hoppe; George Bowen

OTHERS PRESENT: Mike Plummer - Citizen/Solicitor; Trixie Blass - Secretary/Treasurer

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m.
Pledge to the flag.


Joe reported that nothing has really changed at the Wetmore stating that our #1 filter bed hasn’t been good since the project completed. The crew continues troubleshooting in an effort to discover exactly what the issue(s) could be. He presented a sample of the smudge deck to the board as he explained some of the problems he’s been dealing with at the plant.
After a lengthy discussion, the board agreed that this is an engineering/design problem. Joe motioned to send a letter to the Engineer. Motion was seconded by Tony C. All voted aye and the motion carried. A letter will be drafted for the engineer stating the Authority’s stance on the issues at the Wetmore.
(See attached Engineer’s report for more information regarding the Infiltration galleries.)

Regarding restoration on Sherman Street from the sewer line project, it was noted that the contractor had agreed to come back in order make repairs to the property. It was not stated whether that was intended this year or next spring sometime. The board feels that the restoration is still unsatisfactory.

The board was notified that the Authority was turned down for grant money that was applied for under the PA Small Water and Sewer Program.
Mr. Plummer informed the board that he is proceeding with the Lombardo case and has filed paperwork for the first available hearing.

It was brought to the attention that there is a property on Clinton Street that has had an offer made on it for purchase through the county. There was brief discussion on options that the Authority might have to recoup some of the money owed on that specific property. No formal decision was made.
A letter was received regarding updates on the timbering in the Wetmore.

Joe motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m. Tony C. seconded the motion. All voted aye and the motion carried. The meeting was adjourned until the next regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Borough office.

Howards Inc. Has The Tools You Need To Get Your Yard Ready For Winter

Potter County Annual Dinner For Community Foundation For The Twin Tiers At Ulysses Firehall Saturday

Halloween Party Tonight Fromn 6 to 8 PM At Shinglehouse Fire & Ambulance

10-24 Shinglehouse Fire Department

Port Allegany Women's Club Updated On Downtown Happenings

DOWNTOWN UPDATE - Members of the Port Allegany Women's Club were given an update of happenings in the downtown area of Port Allegany by Pat Bodamer, President of the Port Allegany Main Street Revitalization Corporation. 

Bodamer also told the club of the upcoming event, Christmas on the Square to be held Thursday, December 4. The event will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. Christmas sweaters or costumes are encouraged! 

Music will be provided by Jon Meade, the lighting of the Christmas Trees, sponsored by the Rotary Club, will take place along with a visit from Santa Claus, a performance by students from the Sandy Johnson School of Dance, caroling and much more. 

Further details will be announced as they become available.

Andrew A. Sapko, 94, of 150 Davis Street, Bradford, PA

Andrew A. Sapko, 94, of 150 Davis Street, Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at The Bradford Manor. 

Friends are invited to call from 4-7 PM, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon, Thursday, October 30, 2014 in St. Bernard Church. 

A complete obituary will be published on Monday. 

Online condolences can be expressed at

Bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education Caucus, Education Advocates and Employers: Skills Gap Can Be Overcome With Adequate Training, Integrated Programming

Bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education Caucus, Education Advocates and Employers: Skills Gap Can Be Overcome With Adequate Training, Integrated Programming
Harrisburg, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, held a field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to discuss “The Role of Career & Technical Education in Creating a Skilled Workforce: Perspectives from Employers and Stakeholders.”

Thompson was joined by Pennsylvania State Senator John Blake (PA-22), U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-3), U.S. Representative Scott Perry (PA-4), and the Caucus received witness testimony from education and workforce advocates and representatives from a range of private industries and employment sectors.

“We have an obligation, whether as local, state or federal policy makers, to ensure that all Americans have access to quality programs that will equip them with the skills needed to succeed in an evolving and globally competitive job market,” stated Rep. Thompson. “Today’s witness panel offered a range of insights into how we improve career and technical education programs, involve employers of all sizes, and ensure that individuals will have access to good paying, family sustaining jobs. I want to thank Senator Blake for his leadership in elevating the importance of CTE and for welcoming us to Harrisburg for this important hearing.”   

"I was very glad to welcome Congressman Glenn Thompson and the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus to the state capitol.  Today's hearing, marked by exceptional testimony from CTE experts and practitioners, elevates the urgency of improved career focused education for our children,” stated Sen. Blake. “We need to better connect our schools to the business community -- and our business community to our schools -- so our children can find that spark to take them on the path to a successful career in the trades that build America and that pay family sustaining wages. Early and effective career development assures for our children a more efficient transition from school to the world of work and enhances our state's economic growth."

“CTE has a critically important role in developing the skilled workforce necessary to keep our nation economically competitive,” stated Ms. Kimberly A. Green, Executive Director, The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. “Today, more than ever, the spotlight on CTE is being shown on CTE as a proven strategy that engages students, aligns talent with opportunity, and ensures preparation for the workforce and further education. As employers struggle to find the skilled workers needed to fill millions of job vacancies, it is critical that CTE play a larger role in expanding the nation’s talent pipeline. Future Perkins legislation must strike a balance between the immediate labor needs of employers and the projected needs of the wider economy in the years to come.”

“CTE educators and employers need each other. There can be little effective technical training without collaboration between the two sectors – and not just one time or occasionally. What’s needed is a sustained, structured exchange of information and often day-to-day cooperation,” stated Ms. Tamar Jacoby, President of Opportunity America, testifying on behalf of the Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition. “I’d like to thank Rep. Thompson for holding this hearing. I know my members are grateful for your leadership on workforce policy. The coalition looks forward to working with you and other members of the panel, to deliver on the promise of career and technical education – teaching young people the skills they need to be productive in the workplace even as it provides employers with the workers they need to remain competitive in a rapidly changing global economy.”
“Currently, our members are experiencing near full employment. This is substantially due to the Marcellus and Utica Shale booms as well as an increase in infrastructure and transportation spending,” stated Mr. Jim Kunz, Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers. “Yet, despite the steady employment, good wages and benefits finding qualified candidates for our program has been a challenge. It is important that we provide our school districts with the vocational resources and information on what life time careers are available in the building trades, on how an apprenticeship works and on the skills and qualifications required by the various trades."

“My organization is experiencing a workforce skills gap as baby boomers begin to retire, taking with them the much needed, and not easily replaceable hands-on experience and conventional knowledge they acquired over years in the industry,” stated Ms. Amanda Novak, Human Resource Manager, Tri-M Group, and the Associated Builders and Contractors Eastern Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Trust Chairman. “Pennsylvania has identified construction trades, including electricians, as a high priority occupation, but there’s still a lot of work to be done to align the skills shortage with our education system.”

“While I have shared many efforts to create the future workforce pipeline and Oberg’s intricate relationship with Career and Technical Education providers in our region, more needs to be done,” stated Mr. Neil Ashbaugh, Training and Development Specialist, Oberg Industries, Freeport, Armstrong County, PA. “We need to work together to build more awareness with our students, parents, educators, and business and civic leaders to show them the benefits of skills training and education. Family sustaining jobs are not a fantasy, but rather a reality when coupled with the right training and a passion for life-long learning.” 

"Companies decide to move into an area or relocate out of an area based on whether they can have access to a skilled workforce. They look to the career & technical schools to provide a pipeline of trained workers," stated Sandra Himes, Executive Director of the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Lehigh County, PA. "The ingredients of quality CTE programs rely upon the true involvement from business and industry.”

Citizens & Northern Corporation Appoints Leo Lambert Chairman


Wellsboro, PA – The Board of Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation (the “Company”)(NASDAQ: CZNC), parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank (the “Bank”), has announced the appointment of Leo Lambert as Chairman of the Board of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Lambert, who has been a Director of the Company and the Bank since 2001, will fill vacancies created in August 2014 as a result of the prior Chairman’s retirement and resignation. Mr. Lambert is the President and General Manager of Fitzpatrick & Lambert, Inc., a Ford dealership in Dushore, Pa.

The Board also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share. The dividend is payable on November 17, 2014 to shareholders of record as of November 4, 2014. Declaration of the dividend was made at the October 24, 2014 meeting of the Company’s Board of Directors.
Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Lycoming, Potter, Cameron and McKean counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and South Hornell, NY. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Safe Harbor Statement: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this release are forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty, including without limitation, the following: changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Government, particularly related to changes in interest rates; changes in general economic conditions; legislative or regulatory changes; downturn in demand for loan, deposit and other financial services in the Company’s market area; increased competition from other banks and non-bank providers of financial services; technological changes and increased technology-related costs; changes in management’s assessment of realization of securities and other assets; and changes in accounting principles, or the application of generally accepted accounting principles. Company disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Emporium residents mark 150th anniversary with celebration

Emporium residents mark 150th anniversary with celebration

By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent
Bradford Era

EMPORIUM — A celebration to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of Emporium as a borough and its naming as the county seat of Cameron County, was well attended at the Cameron County Vets Club on Thursday evening.

Nearly 200 people attended the reception, which included displays of items representing Emporium throughout its long, colorful history, videos, slide shows, a musical performance and the presentation of a number of citations for borough council. Read more...



The Port Allegany Rotary Club held their regular weekly meeting at the Moose Family Center on October 23. Christa Schott filled in for President Jerry Goodrich. The guest speaker was Sue McClelland who gave a program on her mother, a polio survivor. On behalf of her family, she thanked Rotary for their work to eradicate polio. October 24 is World Polio Day.

The club welcomed two senior guests - Brooke Roys and Kelsie Fuller. Brooke is the daughter of Terry Roys and Wendy Roys and she has a sister, Brianna. She is a member of the voleyball, softball and basketball teams, is president of the Student Council and also serves as class president. She is a member of the National Honor Society, is the Peer Helper Vice-President and Varsity Club, is a member of the Concert Choir Show Choir and Chamber Singers, is a member of the Prom committee and was selected to the 2014 Homecoming Court. Her future plans are to attend Mansfield University to major in Biology. She also played softball for Mansfield.

Kelsie Is the daughter of Tim and wendy Fuller. She has an eleven year old brother, Scott. Kelsie is in the Vocational program and is a member of the Concert Choir. She enjoys playing soccer. Kelsie plans to attend college to study nursing.

There were twelve members present for a reportable attendance of 50 percent. The Lucky Rotarian of the day was Charlie Cox. Pictured: Sue McClleland, Anneik Zengerink

Photo Courtesy Of Pam Fischer

Concern Counseling Services Has Open Positions In Tioga and Potter Counties

Port Allegany Students Take A Stand Against Bullying

Pictured are student officers Chris Lashway, Lynae Delacour, Brooke Roys  and Allison Lathrop with advisors Christa Buck (left) and Dani Lawton (right)

In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, Port Allegany School District has engaged in activities to show support for bullying prevention. Earlier in the month, students and staff were asked to sign a banner in support of the idea that 'The End of Bullying Begins With Me.' 

On Wed., Oct. 22, students and staff of Port Allegany School District participated in Unity Day, an event sponsored by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, where people across the world are asked to wear orange in a message of hope, support and unity. Port Allegany High School's Peer Helpers were responsible for organizing the event in the district.  Photos by Pam Fischer.

Also pictured are students and staff at PAES who also dressed in orange to support National Bullying Prevention Month.

Author And Illistrator Of Children's Book Sign Copies At S.W.Smith Library

BOOK SIGNING - Local author, Dawn Bacon is pictured with illustrator Sabrina Jungclaus as they sign a copy of their book, Tellie Turtle and Friends Adventures for Brynn Evens. Brynn is the daughter of Jamie and Denise Evens. The book signing was held at the S. W. Smith Memorial Public Library in Port Allegany.  Pam Fischer photo.

Be Alert for Workers, Construction Vehicles in I-180 Work Zone

Travel Advisory

Be Alert for Workers, Construction Vehicles in I-180 Work Zone

Lanes of traffic are open in both directions in the work zone on Interstate 180 between the Muncy/Main Street Interchange in Lycoming County and the Turbotville Interchange in Northumberland County.

Next week, prime contractor New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. will be removing crossovers in the median areas and subcontractors will be installing signs, removing barrier and replacing lighting.

The driving lanes will remain open. However, motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting the medians, and workers in the passing lanes.

Coudersport Library Fundraiser "Books Unlimited Gala Fundraiser"

Coudersport Library Fundraiser "Books Unlimited Gala Fundraiser"

Reverend Evon Lloyd is pictured donating her beautiful original painting done in acrylics, "Lake Erie Sunset," to Librarian Keturah Cappadonia. The painting will be auctioned off at the Coudersport Public Library's upcoming 29th annual Books Unlimited Gala fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Coudersport Consistory. Rev. Lloyd, a local minister and artist, is one of the many talented local artists who displays and sells works of art at the Potter County Artisan Center located on North Main Street in Coudersport.

There will be numerous exciting items donated by generous merchants, craftspeople, and individuals, including furniture, quilts and afghans, works of art, antiques, fun and fabulous gift baskets, gift certificates, delicious home-baked treats, and so much more available to bid on in the live and silent auctions and to win in the raffles.

The Books Unlimited Gala fundraiser will start off with browsing, socializing, and cocktails. It will continue with heavy hors d’oeuvres and delicious desserts, intermingled with door prizes and fund raising events of auctions and raffles. Tickets for the Gala cost $30 and are available from members of the Library Board, Friends, or at the Library. Please call the Coudersport Library at (814)274-9382 for additional information.

Volleyball - Oswayo Valley vs Galeton

Volleyball - Oswayo Valley vs Galeton

Volleyball - Oswayo Valley vs Galeton 10/20/14
Congrats to Galeton JV and OV Varsity. It was Galeton senior night.

Photo Courtesy Of Leo Szczesny



LADY GATOR VOLLEYBALL SENIOR NIGHT - Senior Lady Gators and their parents will be recognized prior to the varsity competition between Port Allegany and Oswayo Valley on Friday, October 24. Team members to be honored are (left to right) Allison Lathrop, Rikki Rennells, Brooke Roys, Anniek Zengerink, Monica Johnson and Hannah Ernst.

Photo Courtesy Of Pam Fischer