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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Coudersport Ambulance to Kio Road

At 11:24 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Kio Road in Eulalia Township for a medical emergency.

Annual Pancake Breakfast To Support Teachers Pet Rescue

River & Road Clean Up Sunday For Next Week's Canoe & Kayak Classic

Big Brothers/Big Sisters at Bowl For Kids Sake

The 1490 WESB & 100.1 The Hero crew had fun supporting Big Brothers/Big Sisters at Bowl For Kids Sake at Byllye Lanes today!

Limestone Responded To I-86 Crash On Friday

Althea E. Appleby, 87, of 312 West Academy Street, Shinglehouse, PA

Althea E. Appleby, 87, of 312 West Academy Street, Shinglehouse, PA passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 in her home following a brief illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Last Full Week To Register For Beekeeping Workshop

Last full week to register and get your money in to be able to attend.
Any questions please contact Joan at or at 814-697-7586


Its mate in the background, an adult bald eagle feeds two newly hatched chicks Wednesday at a nest near Codorus State Park in Hanover, Pa. The chicks appeared in the nest on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, as hundreds of thousands of viewers watched through use of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s “eagle cam.”

Viewership climbs toward 1 million with months of adventure awaiting.

With more than a million viewers worldwide, and the news broadcasted widely to local and national audiences, you might already be well aware the spotlight on Pennsylvania’s most well-known bald eagle nest has turned to two new stars.

Those keeping their “eagle eyes” on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s bald eagle cam spotted new chicks in the nest soon after daybreak on consecutive mornings Tuesday and Wednesday. For wildlife lovers everywhere, it was reason to celebrate; both eggs that had been incubated since mid-February in the nest near Codorus State Park in Hanover successfully hatched.

But for the growing number of eagle-cam viewers, there’s more good news.

Things are just getting started.

As long as the nestlings remain healthy, there will be increasing activity at the nest in the coming weeks and months. Things will start off slowly, with an adult at the nest almost all the time brooding the chicks to keep them warm and safe. But like most newborns, they’ll eat a lot, too.

The young birds will develop feathers in three to four weeks, will be able to walk around the nest in six to seven weeks, and in about three months, they’ll be ready for their first flights.

Their growth is rapid and, if all goes well, is sure to captivate what already has been an enormous audience.

The chicks’ hatching created a surge in viewers that briefly strained the capacity of servers, as nearly 129,000 devices connected to the stream Tuesday, many of them joining as word spread the first chick had hatched. But capacity was added, and on Wednesday even more devices – 155,000 – were used to access the stream without issues.

For the new nestlings, of course, the future is a great unknown, and that’s one of the things that’s likely to keep viewers coming back for more. Viewers of the eagle cam should understand, though, the live stream gives them the opportunity to view wildlife in its natural setting in real time, and just about anything could happen. The Game Commission does not plan to intervene if the birds become distressed, or appear to be in danger.

Often the best intentions to help wildlife end up doing more harm than good, and the best solution is to let wildlife remain a part of nature.

Tim Sears, the founder of HDOnTap (, which provided the camera and streaming services for the eagle cam project, said the company is proud to partner in an effort that’s brought joy to so many.

“Along with the selfless care of the new little eaglets from some dedicated parents, it’s amazing to watch the demand and popularity of the live stream grow,” Sears said. “The warm comments from viewers and how the live stream has inspired all ages to learn more about eagles and conservation puts a big smile on everyone’s face here at HDOnTap!"

With months remaining to go, this year’s eagle cam already has done much to educate the public about bald eagles, said Lori Neely Mitchell, who heads up the eagle cam project for the Game Commission.

For instance, on March 6 – the day after scenes of a snow-covered adult eagle stubbornly keeping two eggs warm and dry drew national attention – more than 3,500 people viewed the Game Commission’s educational film on eagles, which, like the eagle cam, also is available at the agency’s website. And about 900 people a day have been watching the film since then.

“We certainly share in all of the excitement that has gone along with these two chicks hatching,” Neely Mitchell said. “But at the same time, we’re excited, too, to lead a project that has helped to educate so many people about bald eagles, and about nature, in general.”

Game Commission endangered bird biologist Patti Barber pointed out that, without people, bald-eagle populations never could have rebounded to such amazing levels. In 1983, when the Game Commission launched what would become a seven-year program to restore bald eagles to the state, Pennsylvania had only three known bald-eagle nests – all of them located in Crawford County in the northwestern corner of the state.

At present, Barber said, the number of bald-eagle nests spread throughout the commonwealth might be approaching 300.

And it’s people who paved the way for that comeback, by passing laws to ensure clean water, a healthy environment and protections for eagles and other wildlife.

“Knowing that history shows the importance of engaging people’s natural interest in eagles, ensuring they’ll continue to thrive in Pennsylvania and elsewhere,” Barber said.

The Game Commission’s bald eagle cam can be viewed at the agency’s website, Click on the icon titled “Bald Eagle Live Stream,” then click on the window available on the page that opens.

The eagle cam would not be possible without the efforts of many partners. In addition to HDOnTap, Comcast Business, the Friends of Codorus State Park, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Sunbelt Rentals and Swam Electric Co. joined in the effort.

Dave Dombroski, vice president of Comcast Business in the Keystone Region, said the project already has proved fulfilling.

“We’ve all been captivated and heartened over the past few days by the amazing images of the newly-hatched eaglets and the dedicated care they are receiving from mom and dad,” Dombroski said. “Knowing how quickly these eaglets will grow, we’re sure our sense of wonder will do the same as we get to watch them mature.”

Nest etiquette

While viewers always are welcome online, those making trips to view bald-eagle nests in person are reminded to keep their distance.

Different pairs of eagles have different levels of tolerance for human activity near nests. Nests built in spots with a lot of surrounding bustle, often offer opportunities to view from a distance without invading the eagles’ comfort zone. But other nests are more vulnerable to disturbance.

Federal safeguards exist to protect nesting eagles, and keep people at a distance.

Signs are posted around many known nest sites, but the guidelines apply regardless of whether signs are posted.

Approaching an eagle nest too closely could frighten off the adults and cause them to abandon the nest or prevent them from keeping eggs or chicks at the proper temperature. Frightened eaglets might also jump from the safety of a nest, then have no way to return.

More tips on nest-viewing etiquette can be found on the bald-eagle page of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website,

Belfast Dispatched To Combine Fire On County Route 17

At 4:12 PM on Saturday, Belfast Fire Dept. dispatched to the Comstock farm on County Road 17 for a combine on fire.

Eldred Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire

At 3:03 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township & Boro Fire Departments dispatched to a possible structure fire at 44 Loop Road in Eldred Township. Caller reports smoke alarms going off inside residence.

Beverly A. Easton, 78, of Olean, NY, formerly of Eldred, PA

Beverly A. Easton
Beverly A. Easton
“Beloved Mother and Grandmother”

OLEAN, NY---Beverly A. Easton, 78, of Olean, NY, formerly of Eldred, PA, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 20, 2015 in The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Olean.

Born March 29, 1936 in Keating Summit, Pa, she was the only child of George “Loren” and Lelia Snyder Hoak. She was married to Alfred E. Easton, Sr. in Shinglehouse, PA who died April 7, 1968.

Beverly lived her life by faith and trust in the Lord. She enjoyed photography, scrapbooking, country music, especially Kitty Wells, and was an Elvis fan as well. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are three daughters, Debra Oakes in Missouri, Gail (Clifford) Babb, Bismark, Arkansas and Shelia Fuller, Craig, Colorado; six sons, Ernest (Anne) Hoak, Portville, NY, Richard (Patti) Shreve, Richburg, NY, Gary Shreve and Alfred (Janet) Easton, Jr, both of Olean, NY, Kevin Davidson, Aurora, Colorado and Kevin (Nancy) Easton, Hinsdale, NY; three stepdaughters, Georgina Peavy, Lakeland, Colorado, Charla Delill, Greeley, Colorado and Celia Garrison, Hayden, Colorado; two stepsons, Ken (Sally) Easton, Coudersport, PA and Elton Easton, Spring Hill, FL; 35 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; Elaine Brundage, who was raised as her sister, of Wellsville, NY; an uncle, Harry Alonzo Halpin, Gravette, Arkansas; and her dog, Peanut. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her life partner of 40 years, Dean Fuller, with whom she often traveled the United States visiting family and friends.

There will be no visitation. Private graveside services will be held in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorials if desired may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Beverly’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral, Shinglehouse, PA. 

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Beverly, please visit

Shinglehouse Dispatched To Fully Involved House Fire On Kings Run Road

At 2:22 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. dispatched to Kings Run Road near the Slippery Elm Road for a house fire that is fully involved.
2:25 PM--Bolivar dispatched to Shinglehouse for standby assignment. 


The Potter County Habitat for Humanity Resale Store located in the Ulysses Mercantile on Main St in Ulysses, PA.

Opening Day- April 11th from 9am -5Pm
We have furniture, doors, windows, hardware & household items.
Please come visit and join us for coffee and donuts!!!
Thank you for supporting Potter County Habitat for Humanity.

My Upcoming Senior Expo State Representative Matt Gabler

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Friday, March 27, 2015
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My Upcoming Senior Expo

I hope to see many residents of the 75th Legislative District at the upcoming Senior Active Living Expo I am co-hosting on Wednesday, April 8. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Treasure Lake Church Family Life Center, near the intersection of Bay and Anchor Roads, Treasure Lake, DuBois.

I would like to thank the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Care Unlimited, DuBois Continuum of Care and TLC Media for partnering with me to hold this event. My staff and I are looking forward to the expo and the chance to meet and speak with the many senior citizens from across the district.

Approximately 60 vendors will be on hand to showcase their services. The Pennsylvania Mobile Veterans Outreach Center will also be available to discuss programs and answer individual questions with area veterans.

For those who cannot or do not wish to drive to the expo, Fullington Bus will provide transportation to the event on the following departure schedule in DuBois:

 9 a.m. - St. Michael’s Terrace, 111 West Long Ave.
 9:15 a.m. - Gateway Towers, 21 E Long Ave. 
 9:30 a.m. - DuBois Senior and Community Center, 120 West Park Ave.

The bus will leave the expo at 1 p.m. and drop-off in reverse order of pick-up.

Budget Hearings Conclude

This was the final week for House Appropriations Committee hearings on Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal. Over the past three weeks, members heard from the various heads of departments and agencies about their funding requests. Legislative leaders and the governor’s office will now begin negotiations with the goal of finalizing a budget before the June 30 deadline.

The governor’s $33.8 billion spending plan includes an increase and expansion of the Commonwealth’s sales tax, along with a higher income tax.

“Hunting Heritage” Plate Now Available

PennDOT has a new license plate available for drivers who want to show their pride in being a Pennsylvania hunter. The “Hunting Heritage” plate costs $56, with $25 of that amount going toward conservation initiatives and a program that encourages hunters to donate venison to food banks. Learn more here.

New WCO on the Job

Congratulations to Eric McBride of Clearfield, one of Pennsylvania’s new wildlife conservation officers for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Eric is assigned to northwestern Warren County.

House Returns to Session Next Week

The House returns to session on Monday, March 30. Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting

The Weekly Schedule

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

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

PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC reports drilling started on 2015-03-27 00:00:00 at site CROSBY PAD A 2739 in Roulette Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Us Energy Dev Corp in Foster Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-03-20 to Us Energy Dev Corp in Foster Twp, McKean county. 78.64(a) - CONTAINMENT AROUND OIL TANKS - For a tank capacity of at least 660 gallons or tanks with a combined capacity of at least 1,320 gallons, the owner or operator failed to construct and maintain a dike or other method of secondary containment which satisfies requirements under 40 CFR 112.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Overton Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-03-25 to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Overton Twp, Bradford county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued under that authority by the Department.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

GE has a new order for locomotives that will be filled by workers in Erie.

Cuba, Friendship Dispatched To Structure Fire

At 11:33 AM on Saturday, Cuba & Friendship Fire Depts. have been dispatched to 39 Medbury Avenue in Cuba for a possible structure fire.

Coudersport Dispatched For Disabled Tractor Trailer

At 10:13 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Police dispatched to Rt. 6 & North Hollow Road for traffic control for a tractor trailer that lost it's trailer in the roadway.

I-80 WB Closed By Vehicle Crash in Clinton County

Travel Advisory 03/28/2015

I-80 WB Closed By Vehicle Crash in Clinton County
10:20 a.m. update: I-80 westbound is now open.
Motorists heading west on Interstate 80 are advised that the highway is closed between Mile Marker 212 in Northumberland County and Mile Marker 178 in Clinton County due to a crash involving multiple vehicles.

A detour is in place using Interstate 180 to Route 220 to Interstate 80.

Port Allegany Fire & EMS Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On Rt. 6

At 4:13 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and Ambulance dispatched to Route 6 Near North Brooklynside Road for a one vehicle accident. Vehicle into ditch. Driver self-extricated with unknown injury.

Truckloads Of New Lawn & Garden Mowers Just Arrived Starting At $999.00 At Howard's Inc. In Coudersport

Kevin R. Delacour, 53, of Mt. Lebanon, PA, Port Allegany Native

Kevin R. Delacour
Kevin R. Delacour, 53, of Mt. Lebanon, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015. 

Loving son of Richard W. and Ruth (Simmons) Delacour; beloved husband of Kristen (Zimmer) Delacour; dear father of Mackenzie and Stella Delacour; stepfather of Bret Nickley; brother of Keith (Barbara) Delacour and Kara Delacour; uncle of Lauren, Lindsay and Lynae Delacour; nephew of Rennay Simmons and Dr. George Carrick; also many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

Kevin grew up in Port Allegany, PA where he continued to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family and friends. He held various positions in the financial and mortgage industry. He most recently owned a restaurant in Pittsburgh. 

In addition to his love of family, he was also a very passionate Pittsburgh sports fan notably the Steelers and the Pitt Panthers. Kevin lived life to the fullest. He did more in his 53 years than most people do in 100.

Visitation Sunday, March 29 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at William Slater II Funeral Service, 1650 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Graveside Service Monday, March 30 at 12:00 PM at Tidal Union Cemetery,Tidal, PA

Cole Memorial Hospital Is Seeking Candidates For OB Manager

Roulette Township Seeking Full Time Licensed Water/Wastewater Operator; Part Time Office Assistant

Free Candidate Announcements Available Until April 30th

Potter County Education Council Seeking Executive Director

Ham & Turkey Raffle Saturday Evening At Roulette Fire Hall Starts At 6:00 PM

3-28 Ham & Turkey Raffle

RN's & LPN's Needed In Bradford, Smethport, Port Alklegany, Emporium & St. Marys

LPN Position Opening At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport, PA

911 Dispatcher Hailed For Helping Save Baby

SCRANTON—An emergency dispatcher at the Lackawanna County Public Safety Center is being hailed as a hero for helping save a baby’s life.

Dane Sorensen has been working at the Lackawanna County 911 center for about five months.

He has taken a lot of emergency calls, but last week, he got a call he will never forget. Read more...

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dorothy Ann “Dot” Hagans, 69, of Ceres Township, PA

Dorothy Ann Hagans 
 “beloved angel”

CERES TOWNSHIP, PA---Dorothy Ann “Dot” Hagans, 69, of Ceres Township, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family Thursday, March 26, 2015, after a lengthy illness.

Born November 28, 1945 in Lambertville, NJ, she was a daughter of William O. and Bessie Cripps Godown. On November 7, 1964 in Sandy Ridge Church, Stockton, NJ, she married Kenneth L. Hagans, who survives.

Mrs. Hagans was a graduate of South Hunterdon Regional High School in Lambertville. In 1975 Dot and her husband moved to Ceres Township.

She was a devoted employee of the former Olean Tile Company for 30 years until her retirement.

Dot loved going to yard sales, and collecting bells and candles. 

 Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving besides her husband of 50 years are two sons, Kenneth L. (Kim) Hagans Jr. and John M. Hagans, both of Ceres Township; three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Todd) Mesler, Kenneth “Lee” (Alison) Hagans III, and Breanna Hagans, all of Ceres Township; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles (Carmella) Godown and Arthur (Patricia) Godown, both of Lambertville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Dot was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Godown and William Godown; and two sisters, Doris Zambella and Jean Hash.

In keeping with Dot’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. Private graveside funeral services and burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse with the Rev. Chad E. Shaffer, pastor of Bell Run Union Church, Shinglehouse, and the Rev. Bruce Ireland, pastor of Country Chapel Baptist Church, Eldred, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Dot’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Dot’s family has entrusted to her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA. 

For further information, to express condolences or share a fond memory of Dot, please visit

One Vehicle Crash Blocking Rt. 219 In Bradford

At 8:38 PM on Friday, Bradford Fire & Ambulance dispatched to Rt. 219 Northbound between Bradford City Line and Zippo Museum for a one vehicle crash. Unknown if injuries. Report both lanes blocked.


Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, announces that the university raised $19,990,232 in the 50 and Beyond Capital Campaign, surpassing its original goal by more than $2 million.
BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford not only reached its $17.5 million campaign goal -- the most successful fundraising campaign in the university’s 51-year history – but surpassed it by more than $2 million.

Dr. Livingston Alexander, Pitt-Bradford’s president, made that surprise announcement Friday afternoon during a Campaign Victory Celebration to mark the completion of the 50 and Beyond Capital Campaign.

In the weeks and months leading up to Friday’s celebration, and during nearly all of the day’s formal program, audience members thought they were celebrating Pitt-Bradford’s successfully reaching its campaign goal of $17.5 million.

It wasn’t until the end of the event’s program when Alexander made the announcement: “I am thrilled to announce the total amount raised in the 50 and Beyond Capital Campaign was $19,990,232. Many, many thanks to our donors and everyone who had a hand in this milestone accomplishment.”

Alexander’s announcement was met by thunderous applause and cheers from the 350 people who attended the celebratory event in Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall, including faculty and staff, students, alumni, donors, and dignitaries from the University of Pittsburgh.

But there was more to come, literally. A second surprise came Friday evening at a dinner on campus for donors, alumni and other invited guests. As guests were starting their dessert, Alexander announced that a donor, who wished to remain anonymous, had pledged $9,768 to bring the campaign total to $20 million.

It was a day full of surprises and expressions of gratitude. At the beginning of Friday afternoon's program, Alexander stressed in his remarks at the beginning of the program that the university’s overwhelming fundraising success was due to the efforts of many compassionate and hardworking people to whom he expressed his gratitude.

However, Alexander stressed in his remarks at the beginning of the program that the university’s overwhelming fundraising success was due to the efforts of many compassionate and hardworking people to whom he expressed his gratitude.

“No institution can come this far and achieve so much without the help and support of many people,” Alexander said. “Very clearly, a lot of people made it possible for us to reach the great milestone we are celebrating today.”

First on his list to be recognized were Pitt-Bradford’s students who “arouse an eager desire in our supporters and alumni to embrace you when you enroll, send money to help you through difficult times and cheer for you when you achieve success.”

Alexander also thanked the faculty and staff for their contributions that came in many forms, including financial, and the university’s many donors. “I can’t imagine what the campus might look like if we didn’t have friends and supporters who believe in our mission ... and give of their time, talent and treasure to ensure we advance our shared vision. Our future will be bright and exciting because of you.”

Alexander wasn’t the only one on Friday expressing gratitude. Campaign co-chairmen Greg Booth, president and chief executive officer of Zippo Manufacturing Co., and Harvey Golubock, president of ARG Resources and CEO of Terra Green Energy, also offered their appreciation.

Booth said he remembered the airport that previously occupied the land upon which campus now sits, adding, “Over the years, look at what we’ve built here in Bradford. I think it’s phenomenal. ... It says a lot about our community, the people who are committed to a point where they continue to fund this enterprise and make it as successful as it is today.”

Golubock praised the philanthropic spirit of the campaign’s supporters. “Your philanthropy has touched the lives of so many young people by providing them with an opportunity for an education that they would otherwise not have had. It is on their behalf that I say ‘thank you.’”

Also offering brief remarks were Betsy Matz, associate professor of business management, and Bob Dilks, director of transfer and nontraditional student recruitment, who served as co-chairman of the faculty/staff campaign to which 59 percent of Pitt-Bradford’s employees contributed.

The Diamond Steppers perform a spirited routine at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Campaign Victory Celebration.
Yara Elbeshbishi, a chemistry major from Montgomery Village, Md., and president of the Student Government Association, also addressed the group. Elbeshbishi is one of 3,345 students who received a donor scholarship during the length of the campaign.

The campaign, which officially concluded on Dec. 31, 2014, was launched in 2006 to raise money for scholarships, academic programs, capital projects and specific endowments. During the campaign, donors contributed $4,312,002 for scholarships, and 81 new scholarships were created. An anonymous donor established an alumni matching challenge that attracted 160 new alumni donors, bringing the total number of donors who contributed to the campaign to 4,041.

Also during the campaign, several new buildings were built, including three new residence halls and the Harriett B. Wick Chapel, which added 180,118 more square feet to the campus; and other facilities were renovated, including Swarts and Fisher halls and the Kessel Athletic Complex.

An additional project, the establishment of the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit in the Seneca Building, is expected to be completed in 2016.

Following the formal program, Friday’s celebration continued into the KOA Electronics Lobby, where refreshments were served and student groups entertained, including a cappella group Basic Pitches, the Diamond Steppers step group, Blue and Gold Society students who manned a “Minute to Win It” game, and student disc jockeys from campus radio station WDRQ.

Don't forget about the reception tomorrow

Don't forget about the reception tomorrow for PSACF Fair Person of The Year, John Berne and PSACF Junior Fair Person of The Year Emily Housler at the Norwich Township Volunteer Fire Department in Crosby. March 28th, 2-5PM.

Work on Route 6 Retaining Wall Begins Next Week in Bradford County

Next week, a PennDOT maintenance crew in Bradford County will begin preparation work for a retaining wall replacement on Route 6 between Route 4017 (Leona Road) and Route 3019 (Wallace Road) in East Troy.

On Wednesday and Thursday, shoulder work will be performed requiring a lane closure during daylight hours. Flaggers will provide traffic control.

On Tuesday, April 7, work will begin on the retaining wall replacement. The eastbound lane will be closed for that portion of the project. Temporary signals will be used to control traffic.

The project is expected to be completed in about two months.

Jay W. Charles, 74, of 109 Ridge Lane, Port Allegany, PA

Jay W. Charles
Jay W. Charles, 74, of 109 Ridge Lane, Port Allegany, PA passed away, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Olean General Hospital.

Born August 26, 1940, in Conestoga, he was a son of the late Clayton and Edna (Groff) Charles.

He was the husband of Jolee F. Kwallek, who survives.

Mr. Charles was a 1958 graduate of Conestoga High School and a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, majoring in Sociology and Psychology. He worked as a social worker in Lancaster, and at the Harrisburg State Hospital. He moved to Port Allegany and worked at the McKean County Courthouse in the assessor's office. He then opened Charles & Associates Realty and was the owner and operator for over 35 years until his death.

He was a member of the Port Allegany Lions Club, and a member and past president of the Port Allegany School Board.

Some of his favorite hobbies were hunting and playing tennis.

Surviving is his wife, a daughter, Leah (John) Lockwood, of Bradford, two sisters, Elaine (Dale) Kreider, and Phyllis (Don) Powell and one brother, David (Geraldine) Charles, all of Lancaster and several nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, all services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Port Allegany Fire Department.

On line condolences may be made at


3/27/20155:46 PMFIRE / WILDFIRE533 COOPER RD

EMS Responding For Woman Struck By Falling Tree

At 5:39 PM on Friday, Whitesville Fire, Indepencence Rescue & Medic 700 are responding to  Riley Road in West Union for a 21 year old who has had a tree fall on her. The scene is about 100 yards off the roadway.

Kathy Schroeder Seeking Second Term As Potter County Prothonotary/Clerk Of Courts In May 19th Primary

Otto Township Fire Dept. Reports On Rt. 46 Structure Fire Today

Otto-Township Fire Department added 4 new photos.

3/27/15 This morning at 11:27 hrs Station 9 was dispatched on Box 0931 to the 1900 block of Route 46 near Fitch hill Rd for a Structure Fire. 

Station's 8 (Rew) 18 (Eldred Township) and 2 (Smethport) were dispatched to assist with mutual aid. Chief 930 (J Rettger) and E-91 responded shortly after dispatch. While en route unit's from Station 18 responded and Chief 8 (T Burkhouse) arrived on scene reporting flames showing and took Route 46 command. At this time Chief 930 decided to ask for a 2nd alarm due to the location of the incident. 

Station's 11 (Derrick City) and 4 (Eldred Boro) were dispatched for mutual aid. Chief 930 and E-91 arrived on scene, Chief 930 took interior command. E-91's crew pulled a 1 1/2 speed lay and entered the structure. Crew found light smoke conditions throughout the residence and began looking for the source. 

The laundry room was located on the Alpha/Delta side of the structure, crew found moderate smoke emitting from the 10 x 8 room with a small fire. The fire was extinguished, ventilation operations began. Salvage and overhaul was done to the affected area crews checked for fire extension with a TIC (Thermal Imaging Camera). 

Once the fire was ruled out by command all mutual aid companies returned in service. Station 9 and Station 8 personnel remained on scene and continued the investigation. The fire was ruled accidental, electrical in nature which started in the dryer. The residence was released back to the homeowner, command terminated all units returned in service.

Thompson and Lujan Grisham Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Support Dirt

Thompson and Lujan Grisham Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Support The International Year of Soils

Resolution Supported by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, and Ranking Member Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), have introduced H. Con. Res. 30, a resolution supporting the designation of 2015 as the International Year of Soils and supporting locally led soil conservation.

“Soil is perhaps the greatest single asset to agriculture and it is critically important that we do all we can to sustain it,” said Thompson. “This year marks 80 years since the Soil Conservation Act was signed into law. Designating 2015 as the International Year of Soils will raise awareness in support of healthy soil and best practices when it comes to conservation throughout Pennsylvania and the country,” Thompson added.

“I am proud to work with Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson on this resolution, which supports healthy soil and voluntary agricultural conservation practices through the designation of an International Year of Soils,” said Lujan Grisham. “Healthy soils are the building block of agriculture and are essential in order to protect and ensure food security, water quality, and healthy ecosystems. As a Representative from a state that is currently in a historic drought, I have seen how climate change and extreme weather events can adversely impact soil health. We must continue working together to protect this critical resource.”

Roulette Ambulance To Sartwell Creek Road

At 3:15 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Sartwell Creek Road for a person to go to Cole Memorial.

Dorothy Ann “Dot” Hagans, 69, of Ceres Township, PA

Dorothy Ann Hagans

CERES TOWNSHIP, PA---Dorothy Ann “Dot” Hagans, 69, of Ceres Township, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family Thursday, March 26, 2015, after a lengthy illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.


March 30 meeting to be streamed live online.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has scheduled a public, working group meeting to be held on Monday, March 30 at the Game Commission’s headquarters in Harrisburg.

The meeting is slated to begin at 8 a.m. and also will be streamed live on the agency’s website (

The meeting will begin in executive session, which is scheduled to last an hour, and will open to the public afterward. Working group meetings allow for an exchange between the Board of Game Commissioners and Game Commission staff ahead of the regular quarterly meetings. While the meetings are open to the public, public comments are not accepted.

The Game Commission’s headquarters is at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81. Among other topics, the commissioners are scheduled to discuss the antlerless deer license allocation, elk license allocation, and other seasons and bag limits for the 2015-16 license year to begin in July.

The Board of Game Commissioners’ next quarterly meeting is scheduled to be held April 9 and 10 at the Harrisburg headquarters. Meetings on both days are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer

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Outreach Office Hours Set for April 2

To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, April 2:

 • Emporium Borough Office – 9-10 a.m.
 • Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.

As always, you are welcome to stop by my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor), Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1) or Kane (55 Fraley St.) Monday through Friday, or visit my website at or my Facebook page at for the latest news from state government.

Committee to Hear from Acting Ag Secretary Next Week

As chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, I am looking forward to a meeting next week with Russell Redding, acting secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. I invited Mr. Redding to come before the committee to talk about the department’s goals and budgetary needs for the coming fiscal year. I have already discussed with him some of my concerns about program cuts, including the Hardwoods Development Council. I look forward to further discussion of that and other issues next week.

The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, and will be streamed live at my website at


Wildlife Conservation Officers stand alongside deer parts collected as evidence in the poaching case against six Spring Grove area residents. From left to right are Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer George Smallwood, Wildlife Conservation Officer Steven Knickel, Law Enforcement Supervisor Richard Danley Jr., Wildlife Conservation Officer Derek Daley, Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer Matthew Miller, and Wildlife Conservation Officer Kyle Jury.
Individuals plead guilty to 71 charges, fines and costs total more than $23,000.

Six people from Spring Grove have been sentenced to more than $23,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to poaching 18 white-tailed deer ranging from yearlings to adult does and bucks, including a 9-point. They also were guilty of being in possession of two additional unlawful deer.

Amy Daugherty, 44, Jennifer Rosenberry, 41, and a minor waived their rights to hearings and pleaded guilty to five counts of unlawful taking of big game, four counts of shooting on or across highways, three counts of unlawful use of lights while hunting, three counts of unlawfully spotlighting during firearms deer season, two counts of using a motorized vehicle to locate game or wildlife, two counts of possessing a loaded firearm in a vehicle, two counts of false or fraudulent statements or reports, one count of using a rifle during archery season, and one count of unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife.

The three were assessed to pay $7,650 in fines, plus court costs.

Cain Rosenberry, 30, Joshua Runkle, 21, and another minor pleaded guilty to 10 counts of unlawful taking of big game, eight counts of trespassing on private property, eight counts of unlawful use of lights while hunting, seven counts of shooting on or across highways, five counts of unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife, five counts of unlawfully spotlighting during firearms deer season, two counts of failing to report big game kills within 10 days, two counts of false or fraudulent statements on reports, one count of using a motorized vehicle to locate game or wildlife, and one count of possessing a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

As part of the plea agreement accepted by Magisterial District Judge Thomas Reilly, of Spring Grove, the three are ordered to pay $15,650 in fines. Additionally, one of the firearms used in the commission of much of the illegal activity has been ordered to be forfeited to the Game Commission.

The charges against the individuals stem from a three month poaching spree in the area of Spring Grove, in York County. The first of the violations occurred in September and the last happened on the final Friday of the 2014 regular firearms deer season in December. The individuals admitted to shooting all 18 white-tailed deer during those three months.

While the illegal activity began months earlier, the Game Commission didn’t receive a report about it until the second week of the regular firearms deer season. As many as 17 deer had been killed by that time.

On Dec. 10, Wildlife Conservation Officer Steven Knickel and Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer Matthew Miller responded to an area where shots were reported to be fired from the road.

Knickel served a search warrant at the Daugherty home Dec. 18. Multiple firearms, bows, crossbows, and other hunting equipment, as well as skulls, antlers, hides and meat were seized.

Also taken was a dry erase board with a tally of each individual’s harvest totals for the year.

A total of 20 unlawful deer were harvested by all parties involved, including several tagged using Maryland tags.

Over half of the animals were killed at night time or during closed season, using lights, or shot from the highway. Some were taken on private property on which the individuals had no permission to hunt. One was shot from the vehicle. Ten of the animals poached were killed with the firearm forfeited to the Game Commission.

The deer were all processed and packaged at the Daugherty residence.

Full House For Rep. Causer's Firearms Safety Seminar In Emporium

More than 120 people turned out for the Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar in Emporium on March 26. Thank you to Sheriff Allen Neyman for helping to organize the event and to Cameron County District Attorney Paul Malizia and Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Kellis Martz for their informative presentations.

Final Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar Set for Lewis Run

A final Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department, 46-48 Main St., Lewis Run. McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn and Deputy Sheriff and Firearms Instructor Roger Sager will lead a discussion about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws, the Castle Doctrine and other valuable information regarding state gun laws.

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



Father James Expresses Concern And Details Catholic Church's Position On LGBT Choice

Recently Pope Francis expressed serious concern about the Western world imposing gender ideologies on less economically developed countries by attaching them to foreign aid and education. The Pope has referred to this type of indoctrination as “ideological colonization” which is a strategic and calculated effort “to change a mentality or a structure.” This systematic and strong armed effort is both alarming and disconcerting as is the fact that these gender ideologies are also being imposed upon young people here in the United States. Part of this effort has been to attack, reject, and discredit anyone who is opposed to the LGBT movement. As a result the Catholic Church has been portrayed as a hate mongering, insensitive, intolerant, and homophobic institution. 

This cheap caricature would be laughable if it were not so grossly and intellectually dishonest. While the Catholic Church is not an NGO it has often been referred to as such primarily because of its large scale and seemingly inexhaustible charitable work and outreach to the poor and marginalized. Even those who have had ideological differences with the Church have acknowledged her charitable work, as was the case in 1979 when the Nobel Peace Prize Committee recognized Mother Teresa after she had served the poorest of the poor for 30 years in the slums of Calcutta. Needless to say, this cheap caricature seems to be rather inconsistent with the Church’s identity and character.

Christians are not hateful, insensitive, intolerant, and homophobic just because they hold to traditional views on marriage and the family. We love and accept all people as brothers and sisters in Christ. We don’t label people with same-sex inclinations as Gay, Lesbian, or Homosexual, because labeling is disrespectful and they are first and foremost children of God. To label one according to their sexual preferences and/or choices would overemphasize their sexuality to the negation of their personality. The Church opposes any behavior it calls immoral, but always teaches support, love, and respect for the person.

The Church strives to teach the truth in charity and this truth is not nuanced or negotiable, it is something very plain and simple. The truth is not something that is dark and mysterious, rather it is a bright lamp that illumines and gives light. God created the human sexual faculties for a purpose, to express marital love between a man and a woman. Any use of the human sexual faculties outside of marital love is a misuse and is therefore considered immoral and disordered. To say that certain sexual acts are disordered means that they are not directed to their proper end which is both unitive and procreative. There is a complementarity that exists between a man and a woman that does not exist between two people of the same gender, that allows the married couple to come together in an authentic union which is able to transmit life and this complementarity is evidence of God’s sexual design. Christians cannot identify homosexual behavior as anything but immoral and disordered because as Pope Francis makes clear, such behavior “does not recognize the order of creation.” 

To conclude, the gender ideologies that are being thrust upon our youth today ultimately call into question the very notion of being and what it means to be human. These ideologies deny that the body is a significant and defining component of the human person. They fail to acknowledge that God created people male and female and instead teach that gender is a societal construct that we may pick and choose as we wish. Proponents of this radical, new, and revolutionary understanding and re-creation of man deny their nature and declare boldly that it is not given to them, but that they create and style it for themselves. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI warned Christians about these revolting ideologies back in 2012. He said, “When the freedom to be creative becomes the freedom to create oneself, then necessarily the Maker himself is denied and ultimately man too is stripped of his dignity as a creature of God.”

Rev. James C. Campbell
St. Eulalia Catholic Church
6 East Maple Street
Coudersport, PA 16915

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-03-25 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. OGA 3222(B) - Failure to submit well record / completion report.
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Lands’ End Recalls Children’s Pajamas and Robes Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard (Recall Alert)

Lands’ End Recalls Children’s Pajamas and Robes Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard (Recall Alert) The children's pajamas and robes fail to meet federal flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

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Persons shown on the photo include homeowners, Dustin and Trista Fetzer, Habitat president Richard Myers, and Work Camp leader Howard Rhoades.

Friends and supporters of Potter County Habitat for Humanity gathered at the Shinglehouse Fire Company on Thursday, March 26 to break ground for a home to be constructed for a local family. This is the ninth home built by Potter County Habitat for Humanity.

Construction will begin in early April and continue through the summer months. Volunteers will carry out the construction project with support and assistance from local business and corporate sponsors.

Contributions to support the building project can be sent to Potter County Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 208, Coudersport, Pa 16915. Potter County Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization authorized by the IRS to receive donations, which are fully tax deductible.

Otto, Eldred & Rew Dispatched To Structure Fire

At 11:26 AM on Friday, Otto Township, Eldred Township, and Rew Fire Departments have been dispatched to a residential structure fire in the laundry room at 1963 Route 46 in Otto Township.