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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Governor Corbett Opens 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show

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Jan. 10, 2015
The 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 10-17 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit for details.

Governor Corbett Opens 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Governor Tom Corbett today opened the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show by welcoming visitors to celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. More...

Milk Program Theme of 25th Annual F.S. Butter Sculpture

A sculpture made from more than 1,000 pounds of butter and showcasing a fundraising campaign for an innovative food bank milk program was unveiled Thursday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Visitors Encouraged to 'Fill a Glass with Hope'

Pennsylvania’s first-of-its-kind milk distribution program will receive a boost through the “Fill a Glass with Hope” campaign that kicked off yesterday at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

WoodMobile Gets New Wheels, Tech to Tell Hardwoods Story

A new Pennsylvania WoodMobile packed with more information than ever is ready to educate today’s tech-savvy youth and other 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show visitors about the state’s nation-leading hardwoods industry. More...

Wayne Co. Woman Bakes Blue Ribbon Sweet Apple Pie

Susanna Haines, Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair winner, won the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

York Co. Genetics Take Supreme Bred Gilt, Lead Record Sale

For the second year in a row, the Supreme Champion Bred Gilt was awarded to Dave Holloway of Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, York County, with his Berkshire gilt, DCHH 4 Spike O Lucy 7-7, on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Happy Valley, Penn Woods, Star Hill Rule the Vineyard

Pennsylvania’s finest wines were celebrated today at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show Wine Competition at the Farm Show and Expo Center in Harrisburg. More...

Centre Co. Percheron Reigns Supreme

Johnhart’s Bella, exhibited by Gerald Allebach of Spring Mills, Centre County, was named the Supreme Champion Draft Horse on Friday, Jan. 9, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Westmoreland Co. Light Brahma Takes Supreme Poultry

A Light Brahma exhibited by Christopher Rob of Latrobe, Westmoreland County, was named Supreme Champion Poultry on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show and Expo Center in Harrisburg. More...

Butler Co. Bunny Bounces to Top Youth Rabbit Showmanship

Shirlann Harmon of Evans City, Butler County, took home first place in the Rabbit Youth Senior Showmanship Competition on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Pro, Celeb Chefs Square Off in Thermador Cook-Off

With 35 minutes to prepare a dish from surprise ingredients, a team of a Harrisburg area chef, traffic reporter and food magazine publisher won over judges’ taste buds with a mushroom-inspired dish on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Young Poultry Growers Show Their Stock Skills

Youth from across Pennsylvania demonstrated their showmanship skills and knowledge on Saturday, Jan.10 at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

PA Preferred Blair Co. Brownie Picks Up Top Prize

Marlana Knab of Hollidaysburg, Blair County, won the PA Preferred Cookie/Brownie/Bar Contest and earned top prize of $250 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. More...

Judges Go Nuts Over Lancaster Co. Chocolate Cake

Dot Martin, a Lancaster County resident, won first place and received $500 in the PA Preferred™ Chocolate Cake Contest on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Win VIP Parking and Cash by Submitting Your Best Snapshots

Capture the spirit of the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show in a photograph and submit it for the annual photo contest for the chance to win cash and a VIP experience at the 100th anniversary show in 2016. More...

Tomorrow at the Show:

  • Teams of draft horses hitch to carts and wagons, culminating in the 6-horse-hitch class, all in the Large Arena starting at 11a.m., right after the PA State Police perform their mounted drill team maneuvers...
  • Food Network Chef Aaron McCargo Jr. takes the Main Hall's PA Preferred Culinary Connection Stage at noon and 2 p.m....
  • Listen to the music of talented kids at Farm Show's Got Talent at 1:30 p.m. in the Small Arena, followed by...
  • The celebrity rabbit hopping contest also in the Small Arena at 5:30 p.m....
  • Lumberjacking and timbersports events take the Large Arena at 6 p.m., featuring a horse logging demo...
  • Along with judging of the angelfood cakes, thumbprint cookies, junior breeding beef, market lambs and market steers as well as the rabbit meat pen auction.
  • More...

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 6 West

At 11:27 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 6 West for a medical emergency.

Roulette Ambulance To Oak Lane

At 11:00 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to Oak Lane for possible lift assist only.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Bells Run Road

Shinglehouse ambulance and Olean 10 were dispatched to Bells Run Road.



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Northern Potter High School District Band News

Northern Potter High School District Band News

Northern Potter band students traveled with Mrs. Smeenk to Saegertown High School for District Band January 7-10. Josiah Howe placed first on his part and 5th overall in the french horn section. Sarah Snyder placed 3rd on alto clarinet and Elizabeth Adams placed 4th on bass clarinet. All will advance to Region Band. Nicole Graham will not advance but did a great job on clarinet. Congrats to all!

Car/ Deer Crash On Rt. 19 In Willing

Car/ Deer Crash On Rt. 19 In Willing

At 5:49 PM on Saturday, State Police are en route to a car/deer accident on Rt. 19 near the intersection with County Routes 29/39 in the Town of Willing. Caller reports heavy damage to a white Town & Country.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 5:36 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance to Sweden Valley Manor to transport a female patient to Cole Memorial.

Fully Involved Tractor Trailer Fire On I-86

Fully Involved Tractor Trailer Fire On I-86

At 5:24 PM on Saturday, Angelica Fire & Ambulance and Almond Fire & Ambulance dispatched to a fully involved tractor-trailer fire on I-86 Eastbound, a half mile east of the 118 Mile Marker.
Caller reports the truck is carrying dairy products. The driver is out of the vehicle.


Cuba / Friendship Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire

Cuba / Friendship Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire

At 5:03 PM on Saturday, Cuba and Friendship Fire & Ambulance dispatched to 4371 County Road 6 for a report of a possible structure fire. Caller reports fire in oven.

No More Leftovers For Senior Citizens

New regulations from state, feds to impact seniors

By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent
Bradford Era
COUDERSPORT — New regulations passed down from the state and federal governments will affect local programs benefitting seniors.

The changes were discussed at a recent meeting of the Aging Advisory Committee, and include new mandates to comply with the Older Americans Act passed by the federal government.

The state is now requiring certain changes to bring the programs in line with federal mandates in order to ensure funding to local senior centers and other entities continues.

One of the biggest impacts will be on meals served at local senior centers. New caloric requirements will limit the types and amounts of food that can be given to seniors on a daily basis, and no longer will seniors be able to take uneaten portions of their meals home for later consumption, unless it is fruit or pre-packaged portions of the meal, according to Commissioner Susan Kefover.  Read more...

Caroline “Konky” Tridico, 87, of Warren, Pa.

Caroline “Konky” Tridico,
Caroline “Konky” Tridico, 87, of Warren, Pa. died Saturday morning, January 10, 2015 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home after a courageous battle with liver cancer. 

She was born September 2, 1927 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of James Rudolph and Angeline M. Scalise Tridico. She was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1946 graduate of Warren High School. 

 Konky was employed with the former New Process Company from 1946 to 1957, the Warren Sheriff’s Dept. from 1960 to 1970 and Pennsylvania State Police from 1971 to 1993, retiring from there.

She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Women of the Warren Moose Lodge 109. She loved golfing, bowling, dancing, being with family and friends and partying.

Konky is survived by her nieces and nephews, Jaimee Franklin of Youngsville, PA., Tracy Passaro and Anthony Tridico both of Warren, PA., Marta Urban of Greensburg, PA., Tina Pearson of Indiana, PA., Terry Hillard of Wyomissing, PA., Mark Hillard of Virginia, Ron Hillard of Warren, PA., several great nieces and great nephews and cousins survive. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – James Anthony and Thomas Tridico, 1 Sister – Catherine Tridico Hillard.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 4 to 7 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 6:45 P.M.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. , Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund or Hospice of Warren County, earmarked for the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched For Head Injury

At 2:34 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to meet a white Chevy Suburban with a male patient with a head injury. The vehicle is inbound to Cole Hospital from the Galeton area.



Winter Weather Statement

Winter Weather Statement
Statement as of 12:16 PM EST on January 10, 2015

...Wind Chill Advisory has expired...

Temperatures have rebounded into the single digits to lower teens...allowing wind chills to no longer meet advisory criteria.

It is still quite cold outside. If you must venture out...dress warmly and in layers.

Lafayette Dispatched To Accident On Rt. 219

Lafayette Dispatched To Accident On Rt. 219

At 12:09 PM on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Dept. dispatched to Rt. 219, 1 mile south of Tacks Inn for a motor vehicle accident with no injuries. Vehicle is still in the roadway.

Julia Juliano Decker, 97, of Warren, PA

Julia Juliano Decker
Julia Juliano Decker, 97, of Warren, PA. died Friday afternoon, January 9, 2015 at John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home.

She was born June 22, 1917 in Warren, PA. A daughter of the late August and Angela Mancuso Juliano. 

She was a 1935 graduate of Warren High School and was first employed as a secretary with the Works Progess Administration and then secretary with the Adult Education and Recreation Program. For 25 years she was employed as Secretary and Employment Supervisor with the Pennsylvania State Employment Service and Unemployment Compensation Division until October, 1962 at which time she began her employment as Personnel Director with Blair Corporation retiring in March, 1979. 

Mrs. Decker was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. She was a former member of Zonta Club for 30 years and served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board for 30 years and was an active member of the Antiques Study Club of Warren and a former member of the Philomel Club.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Decker was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Decker whom she married on March 31, 1945 and died November 18, 1991, five brothers – infant Agostino, Tommy, Arthur, James and August P. Juliano, 1 Stepson – Rev. Sigmund S. Decker.
She is survived by two sisters – Theresa Juliano Bruzzi of Coudersport, PA., Elizabeth Juliano Richardson of Ballwin, MO., one brother – Thomas P. Juliano and his wife, Elizabeth Goss Juliano of Allison Park, PA., one stepson – Arthur Decker of Williamsport, PA, several nieces, nephews, several step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren. 

Friends will be received at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 one hour prior to a Mass of Christian Burial which will be concelebrated at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard Toohey, Pastor and Fr. Phillip Oriole, Pastor of St. Lawrence R.C. Church, Albion, PA.

Burial will be in the family plot at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, West, Warren, PA. 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or Salvation Army of Warren County, 311 Beech Street, Warren, PA. 16365.

 E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To South Lincoln Street

At 11:31 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10 dispatched to South Lincoln Street for a medical emergency.

Roulette Couple Unhurt In Crash On Wykoff Run Road Friday Morning

Roulette Couple Unhurt In Crash On Wykoff Run Road Friday Morning

A Roulette couple were uninjured, thanks to the use of their seatbelts, on Friday when their 2005 Ford pickup truck slid off snowy Wykoff Run Road, went over a ten foot embankment, became airborne for 30 feet and landed in Wykoff Run.

Emporium State Police said driver Calvin M. Greeley III, 60 of Roulette, PA and passenger Susan M. Greeley, 58, of Roulette, PA, were traveling South on Wykoff Run Road, 2 1/2 miles South of Route 120 in Gibson Township at 5:15 AM on Friday when the crash occurred. The pickup failed to negotiate a right hand curve due to snowy conditions on the roadway. The truck crossed both lanes of the road and went over a ten foot embankment, becoming airborne for 30 feet and landing in Wykoff Run where it came to rest. No charges were filed by troopers in the incident.

PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC Reports Drilling Started

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

PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC reports drilling started on 2015-01-10 00:00:00 at site SGL 75 PAD A 2727 in McHenry Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional


Address: ROUTE 66 and LAMONT RD
Cross Streets: TIGER RD * ROUTE 66

1/10/2015 9:23:46 AM


Missing Dogs In Port Allegany have been found

FOUND!! Thank you to everyone who helped, and especially to Jim at Solomon's Words-that's how they were found.

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 10 at 2:35AM EST until January 10 at 12 :00PM EST by NWS


Friday, January 9, 2015

Willing Volunteer Hose Company #1 Posts Pictures Of New Engine

2 Day Antique Extravaganza Auction & Road Show, January 16 & 17th In Allegany, NY

Cole Memorial Hospital In Coudersport, PA, Seeking Accountant

Wouldn't It Be Nice To Come Out To A Warm Car

Helpmates Seeking Part Time LPN, Personal Care Aides, and CNA's In Potter County

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 09 at 10: 16PM EST until January 10 at 12:00PM EST by NWS


Two Unhurt When Vehicle Rolls Off Rt. 446 In Coryville

No Injuries In Crosby Crash


Cross Streets: RITA LN * MICALE RD

1/9/2015 6:25:08 PM

It's Time for President Obama to Appove Keystone XL; Pennsylvania Jobs at Stake

House Approves Pro-Jobs Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Touts Pennsylvania Job Creation Resulting From Construction of Infrastructure Project; Urges President’s Approval

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) today released the following statement regarding his vote in favor of H.R. 3, a measure approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. The legislation passed the House by 266 to 153.

"Today, the House passed legislation approving the Keystone XL Pipeline with broad bipartisan support.  This is an energy and infrastructure project that over its lifespan will inject billions into the U.S. economy,” stated Rep. Thompson. “Despite bipartisan support, the President has announced his intention to veto this common sense proposal.”

“It’s been 2,303 days and counting since the Keystone XL pipeline was first submitted to the State Department for approval. Since then, the project has been found it to be environmentally sound and a certified job creator, including contracts for Pennsylvania based firms. It is time for President Obama to set aside politics and act in the best interest of the country by allowing this project to proceed,” Rep. Thompson added.

“At a time when job creation should be a top priority, the Keystone XL pipeline project will put Americans back to work and have ripple benefits throughout the economy,” said International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ President Edwin D. Hill. “From pipe manufactured in Arkansas, to pump motors assembled in Ohio and transformers built in Pennsylvania, workers all over the United States will benefit from the project.”

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 750,000 active members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. 

According to the U.S. State Department, under the Obama Administration, construction of Keystone XL would support approximately 42,100 jobs (direct, indirect, and induced), approximately $2 billion in earnings throughout the U.S., and pose no significant environmental impacts.  

The total estimated property tax from the project in the first full year of operations would be approximately $55.6 million in 27 counties across the country.

Furthermore, the project will generate over $65 million in sales and use taxes during construction alone. 




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Probation Office in Coudersport and if some one lost their keys they may
come to our office and claim them.

Bradford Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash On West Washington Street

Bradford Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash

At 4:23 PM on Friday, Bradford Township Fire Sept. & Bradford City Ambulances dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash in the area of 561 West Washington Street. Reporting 3 patients.

Patrice “Patch” Jones Baker, 59, of Clarendon, PA

Patrice “Patch” Jones Baker
Patrice “Patch” Jones Baker, 59, of Clarendon, PA, joined her parents, Dr. Walter and Arlene Speckman Jones formerly of Warren, PA in Heaven on Monday, January 5, 2015, due to melanoma cancer. 

She was born on November 12, 1955, in Warren, Pa. Patch was a 1973 graduate of Warren Area High School and a graduate of college. 

She had a wonderful love for dogs and animals and Patch owned/operated Baker’s Bed & Biscuit Boarding Kennel. 

She was a longtime member Bethany Lutheran Church of Sheffield, Pa. 

Her children, grandchildren, family and friends were the substance of her being. Patch was the grateful recipient of a kidney transplant, whom she has established a family bond with her donor.

She is beloved wife of Jeffrey Baker, mother of son, Simon Baker both of Clarendon, and daughter, Jill Baker Johnson with son-in-law, Lonnie and three grandchildren of Pittsburgh, PA.

She is also survived by her brother, Mike Jones and sister-in-law, Bonnie and two nieces of Fairview, Pa., her sister, Peggy Jones of Ormond, Fl., with a nephew in Warren, Pa. 

Patch loved many friends near and far. 

At Patch’s request, a memorial service will not be planned, however a celebration reflecting her life will be held in nicer weather and at a time to be announced. Her ashes will be placed in Assateague Island with her special pony, near and dear to her heart. She will be loved and remember in our hearts forever, xoxoxo. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting 

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with Patch’s arrangements.

Pink Out Night Girls Basketball Game

Pink Out Night
Girls Basketball Game

January 13, 2015

Galeton Area High School

Galeton's Lady Tigers versus Austin's Lady Panthers

Game Time: 6:00 pm

Breast Cancer Survivors receive Free Admission

Half Time Local Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 09 at 2:47PM EST until January 10 at 12 :00PM EST by NWS


Scarnati Announces Senate Standing Committee Chairs for 2015-2016

Scarnati Announces Senate Standing Committee Chairs for 2015-2016

(HARRISBURG) - Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today announced the Republican Chairs for each of the 22 Senate Standing Committees for the 2015-2016 legislative session.
“I am pleased to appoint Senate Committee Chairs today, each of whom will play a central role in the development and progression of legislative measures,” Scarnati said. “During the 2015-16 legislative session, the Senate will be tasked with addressing many challenging issues. I am confident these Committee chairs will ensure that legislation receives close examination before advancing to the full Senate.”
Senate Standing Committee Chair Assignments:
•Aging & Youth – Senator Michele Brooks (R-50)
•Agriculture & Rural Affairs – Senator Elder Vogel (R-47)
•Appropriations – Senator Pat Browne (R-16)
•Banking & Insurance – Senator Don White (R-41)
•Communications & Technology – Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21)
•Community, Economic & Recreational Development – Senator Kim Ward (R-39)
•Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure – Senator Robert Tomlinson (R-6)
•Education – Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13)
•Environmental Resources & Energy – Senator Gene Yaw (R-23)
•Finance – Senator John Eichelberger (R-30)
•Game & Fisheries – Senator Mario Scavello (R-40)
•Intergovernmental Operations – Senator Ryan Aument (R-36)
•Judiciary – Senator Stewart Greenleaf (R-12)
•Labor & Industry – Senator Lisa Baker (R-20)
•Law & Justice – Senator Charles McIlhinney (R-10)
•Local Government – Senator Dominic Pileggi (R-9)
•Public Health & Welfare – Senator Patricia Vance (R-31)
•Rules & Executive Nominations – Senator Jake Corman (R-34)
•State Government – Senator Mike Folmer (R-48)
•Transportation – Senator John Rafferty (R-44)
•Urban Affairs & Housing – Senator Scott Wagner (R-28)
•Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness – Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-38)…/

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Please take a moment to recognize the sacrifices made by our local law enforcement officers and the risks they take to protect your safety and property. As a former police officer, I understand the challenges these men and women face and commend them for their dedication to our communities. To all who serve, thank you.

Local Water Testing Results Posted Online

Local Water Testing Results Posted Online

Water_qualityConcerns about shale drilling prompted a number of Potter County residents to step forward and volunteer their time to monitor area streams and rivers for any signs of degradation. Two years later, the “Potter County Water Dogs” movement has evolved into a more comprehensive approach involving modern technology and a focus on any signs of changes in water conditions. 

Details were spelled out at a recent meeting of the Potter County Water Quality Work Group. Jason Childs, watershed specialist with the Potter County Conservation District, reported that maps and data developed by the group are now available online. 

The public can see the monitoring results on the Conservation District website (click here), under the Watersheds page. Childs said Potter County GIS Director Will Hunt was instrumental in establishing the website, which has potential for other information layers. Already, the site shows monitoring results, drainage basins, areas of potential threats to water sources and other features. 

On a related note, Childs and Potter County Water Dogs representative Mary Anne Heston reported that a public meeting for the current corps of volunteers and others who might be interested in joining will be scheduled for some time in February. Next meeting of the Water Quality Work Group is scheduled for 8 am on Monday, Feb. 9, at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport.

Three-Vehicle Crash on Route 219

Split Verdict in Probation Officer Trial

Bolivar man was sentenced to 5 years in state prison

Bolivar man was sentenced to 5 years in state prison. 

35 year old Raymond Higby III was additionally ordered to serve 10 years post-release supervision, pay a $1,000 sex offender fee along with crime victim, court and DNA fees. 

Higby was convicted of felony sexual abuse with a pre-teen last April on South Brooklyn Ave. in Wellsville. He was also found guilty of violating probation. 

When the 2014 crime was committed, Higby was on probation for a 2006 offense of criminal sexual act.



1/9/2015 12:40:43 PM


Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

100th Anniversary: 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library. In 1915 the Shinglehouse Woman’s Club established a public library and free reading room. As a thank you to our patrons who support the library, the Library Board is sponsoring a monthly thank you raffle. Each month, beginning in January 2015 and ending in December 2015, a different raffle will be featured. All registered patrons will be entered once. Patrons will earn an additional entry each day that they use the library. The monthly drawing will take place on the LAST Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m. After the December drawing, a grand prize thank you drawing will take place.

Soup’s On!: On February 9th, a soup supper will be held at the Oswayo Valley Middle/High School cafeteria from 4 - 7 p.m. The cost is $5.00. In addition to the supper, there will be informational displays and a raffle for a KA-BAR Tanto knife and sheath.This is the night of the home boys’ basketball game against Coudersport. Come support our team AND the library!

Raffles: Raffle tickets are being sold for a KA-BAR Tanto knife with a glass-filled nylon sheath. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be held on February 9th during the Soup & Sandwich Dinner at the school. Stop by the library to purchase tickets. The library would like to thank KA-BAR for your generous donation!

January Story Hour: Story Hour is taking place Friday mornings at 10:30 during the month of January. Come out and join us for books, crafts & snacks!

Book Discussion: The library’s book discussion group is reading I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg. The group will meet for discussion on Wednesday, January 21st, at 1:30 p.m. We have plenty of copies available for anyone new who would like to join the group.

Yearbook digitization: The library was able to get our collection of yearbooks digitized through the OCI Yearbook Project. All of our yearbooks are now on CDs!

Avast Free Antivirus for Education: We have switched to free Avast antivirus software for the library. Avast is the world’s most trusted antivirus software, protecting over 211 million devices worldwide. We would like to thank them for the donation of their software.

POWERLibrary: Business Source Main Edition is a scholarly business e-resource that provides the complete text for over 2,200 magazines and journals as well as indexes and abstracts for over 2,300 titles. The collection, dating back to 1985, ranges from general business magazines to scholarly journals and trade periodicals. Content includes:
● Marketing
● Management
● Accounting
● Finance
● Economics

POWER Library is an integral part of Information Literacy, a component of the PA Forward initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association, promoting the value of libraries in the 21st Century. Libraries help all Pennsylvanians learn how to use online resources and current technology to fully participate in a digital society. POWER Library is a service of Commonwealth Libraries, a Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It is supported by the taxpayers of Pennsylvania.

Ongoing Programming: The following ongoing monthly program events are open to everyone. For more information, call the library at 814-697-6691.
● Family History Research group & Researching the History of Education in the Oswayo Valley: 2nd Friday of the month, 1:00 p.m.
● Stitch Together Knit and Crochet Group: every Monday 6-8 p.m.
● Book discussion: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-3:30 p.m.

Memorials & Donations: A memorial was received for Linda Kilbourn from Jesse & Colleen Hyde. A donation was made in honor of Danielle Surra from Dane & Bonnie Surra. Letter Drive donations were received from Shinglehouse Veterans Social Club, Danny & Angela Wood, David & Kathy Ebeling, the Wondrack family, Julie Perkins, the Oswayo Valley Historical Society, Ceres United Methodist Church, & Marsha Prince.

Audio & eBooks for Download: We have eBooks and audiobooks that are available through our website that you can download onto your eReader and MP3 player. Go to our website and click on “Download Books”. You will need your library card number to log in. If you have any problems please call or stop by the library for assistance.

Website: You can see what events are happening at the library and search the card catalog by visiting our website at You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve.

Facebook: “Like” our Facebook page ( to keep informed of events happening at the library.

Board of Trustees Meeting: The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s board of directors’ monthly meeting will be held on Monday, January 26th, at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Catholic Men’s Fraternal Club (CMF) of St. Marys Donates To Early Intervention Program

Pictured above from left to right are Allison Ginther, EI Service Coordinator, Darlene Larkin, EI Paraeducator, Angie Walter, EI Teacher, Joe Gnan, CMF Board Member, Mike Pollick, CMF Treasurer, Angela Regulaski, EI Occupational Therapist and Alyssa Wennin, EI Physical Therapist.
Catholic Men’s Fraternal Club (CMF) of St. Marys Donates To Early Intervention Program

The Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine Early Intervention program provides educational services to children with special needs in Cameron, Elk, Potter and McKean counties. They provide services to children in their homes, at private preschools, at Head Start and at area Child Cares. The Intermediate Unit also operates several preschool classrooms in St. Marys.

As many of you are aware, there have been budget issues in education over the past few years and more specifically with the Early Intervention (EI) program. We have been working closely with school districts and community organizations to share resources and stretch our dollars so that we can successfully educate young children and make sure that we can provide the best possible beginning for them. In this day and time, it truly does “take a village.”

We are so thankful for organizations like, the Catholic Men’s Fraternal Club (CMF) of St. Marys for their interest in helping us help the children. We thank them for their monetary donation to the Early Intervention program. It will assist us in purchasing needed supplies for the children.

The Early Intervention staff would like to thank the Catholic Men’s Fraternal Club for their generosity. A special thank you goes out to the Officers and Board Members not present. Officers not present: Mike Kronenwetter, President, Russ Hanes, Vice President, Ed Herbstritt, Secretary. Board Members not present: Steve Kronenwetter, Cliff Pfoutz, Pete Fledderman, Charlie Haberberger and Sig Engelbert.

New Legislative Session Underway

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Friday, January 09, 2015 The latest news from the State Capitol

New Legislative Session Underway

Members of the House took the oath of office on Tuesday to kick off the 2015-16 legislative session. It is truly an honor to once again have the opportunity to serve the people of McKean, Potter and Cameron counties.

My priorities for the new session include fighting back against overregulation of the state’s conventional oil and gas industry; ensuring fair compensation for state-owned lands in the region; and adopting an on-time, fiscally responsible budget.

Read more about these priorities here.

Also this session, I have been appointed chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. I grew up on a dairy farm and look forward to working on policies to support our state’s top industry.

In addition to legislation directly affecting the state’s farmers and farming operations, the committee handles a variety of issues including legislation impacting the timber industry, horse and harness racing regulation, food safety and restaurant inspections, Dog Law enforcement and kennel licensure, the use of pesticides, and the administration of state-funded programs to promote agriculture in Pennsylvania.

I am also pleased to continue my work on the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, of which I have been a member throughout my tenure in the House.

Read more about the committee work here

House Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. Each year, two students preparing for post-secondary education are awarded four-year scholarships. The program is privately funded by individual and corporate donors. No tax or other public funds are used.

The program is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school as a full-time student. Students must have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in high school in order to be eligible for the scholarship. A student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need are also taken into consideration.

The scholarship program is administered through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities. For more information, click here. The application deadline is March 1

99th PA Farm Show Kicks Off This Weekend

Don’t forget! The 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show gets underway this Saturday, Jan. 10, at the state Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

The largest indoor agriculture exposition along the East Coast, it features thousands of commercial and agricultural exhibits. It gives farmers the opportunity to see the latest equipment and farming practices, and it offers people of all ages the opportunity to learn more about farming and the hard work that goes into producing the foods we eat.

New this year are a larger food court, cheese competition, food demonstrations by well-known chefs, a high-tech WoodMobile, lumberjack demonstrations and an Ag Olympics.

The show runs through Jan. 17. Admission is free; however, there is a $10 fee for parking and shuttle service to the complex.

Get the details here.
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Rep. Matt Gabler Reports From Harrisburg

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Friday, January 09, 2015
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An Improving Economy

Pennsylvania’s General Fund revenue collections for December were $162 million more than expected. Corporate tax, sales tax and personal income tax projections alone came in a combined $112 million above estimates.

Year-to-date General Fund collections of $13.3 billion are above the official estimate by $271 million.

My wife Lisa and I with our families on swearing-in day.

Swearing-In Day

On Tuesday, I was among members of the state House to be officially sworn into office to serve in the General Assembly for the 2015-16 session. Taking the oath of office to represent the residents of the 75th District is a great honor. I am humbled by the trust placed in me by those who send me to Harrisburg and I embrace the responsibilities associated with serving as their voice in the General Assembly.

I have also been reappointed to serve as deputy chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee. I’m looking forward to again working with Policy Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), who I know very well. Working on this committee allows me to further investigate major issues facing Pennsylvania and work with fellow committee members to formulate solutions for the betterment of the Commonwealth.

The Policy Committee conducts hearings and roundtable discussions across the state about important issues to gather testimony and information from key stakeholders. I attend these hearings and work with his colleagues in the House Republican Caucus to develop policies to address those issues.

This photo was taken on the House floor as I nominated state Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as Speaker of the House. Click here to listen to my nominating speech.

The 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show....
begins tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 10), with competitive exhibits opening at 8 a.m., and all other vendors, including the food court, opening at 9 a.m. Admission to the Farm Show is free, but parking and shuttle service costs $10.

Click here to be directed to the Farm Show website, which has all the information you need on this year’s event. 

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 6 West

At 10:22 AM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Rt. 6 West for a hip injury.

Smethport Fire Department Bingo for Jan. 9, 2015 Friday CANCELLED

Smethport Fire Department 
Bingo for Jan. 9, 2015 Friday CANCELLED

The Galeton Area School District will be operating on a 2 Hour Delay today January 9, 2015

The Galeton Area School District will be operating on a 2 Hour Delay today January 9, 2015

Roulette Ambulance To North Street

At 9:35 AM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to North Street for a female fall victim.

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 09 at 6:21AM EST until January 10 at 12 :00PM EST by NWS


Wind Chill Advisory issued January 09 at 4:23AM EST until January 10 at 12 :00PM EST by NWS


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Think About It

Don’t Give Up
Pastor B.J. Knefley

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Hebrews 12:1

Life takes on many twists and turns. Careers, relationships, and events have a habit of changing the direction of our life. Our plans can be foiled by the actions of others or our own. As hard as we might try, our life can easily get miss directed and off course. We can find ourselves in a place that we wonder, how we ever got there. Some just call it life and as much as we plan and prepare, it happens.

Having goals and direction is very important. But, we each can be so easily sidetracked by things in the moment. Not only do we get sidetracked but we often just give up. At the beginning of a new year many plan to do things differently. Perhaps they set goals and objectives only to find a few months into the New Year that they’ve already missed the mark. But rather than get back up and start again, they give up.

I was watching a college track meet and during the heat of the race one of the runners fell. One would think that this fall would have eliminated her from placing in the top three positions, but she did. In fact not only did she place in the top three, she won the race. In an interview later, the runner stated that she had her eye on the finish line and when she fell, she stayed upon that goal. Many would have been so discouraged by the fall that they would have given up, but she did not. She didn’t allow a set back to make her give up.

The key in life is not the possessing of the goal, but rather not giving up in our pursuit of it. If you’ve been sidelined because of an event, Don’t Give Up, get back up and start out again. Think about it.

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