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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Marcus Edward Hoshal, 28, of 4 Martin Street, Belmont, NY

Marcus Edward Hoshal
Marcus Edward Hoshal, 28, of 4 Martin Street, Belmont, NY,  passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Buffalo General Hospital following a valiant battle with leukemia. He honorably took on every challenge he faced thought-out his life. 

He was born March 17, 1987 in Wellsville, the son of Richard J. Hoshal and Cynthia (Flint) Griswold.

Marcus was raised in Belmont and was a 2005 graduate of Genesee Valley High School. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Erie Community College, Alfred State College, Niagara County Community College and took several online programming courseware through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was formerly employed in the summers by the Allegany County DPW, and later for Blockbuster Video, Belmont Hardware, G. D. Fuller Roofing, and was the Office Manager for Bill Brunt Company in Hamburg.

He enjoyed music, video games, movies, hunting, fishing, the Bills and the Sabres. He loved computer programming, his cars, and his dogs, Double A, Chuck, Dazey, Winston and he especially loved his family and friends.

He is survived by his father of Belmont, his mother of Wellsville, his paternal grandmother, Merry Seeley of Wellsville, his paternal grandfather, Charles Hoshal Sr. of Allegany, his maternal grandfather, Russell Flint of Olean, three uncles, Roger and Jonathon Hoshal and Jeffery Flint, four aunts, Laura Gabler, Lynn Wagoner, Kathy Smith and Venus Nickerson as well as several cousins. 

He was predeceased by his maternal grandmothers, Bonnietta Flint and Katherine Flint.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. A gathering will follow visitation at 7:00 pm at the Belmont American Legion. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Allegany County Cancer Services or the Allegany County Area Foundation. 

To leave online condolences, please visit

Photos From Potter-Tioga Maple Festival In Coudersport By Sunken Branch Photography

North Central PA Beekeepers Next Meeting

Saturday, May 9th at 2 PM at Joel's apiary, about 5 miles north on Brookland Road from Sweden Valley Inn, Coudersport

Topics, How to recognize symptoms that your hive might be getting ready to swarm

A swarm bait trap - Where and how to use it

Non- chemical and chemical ways that might help reduce mites in your hive.

Any questions please contact Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586 or

Check out our facebook page at "North Central PA Beekeepers assoc."



Coudersport Ambulance To River Lane

At 8:15 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to River Lane for a female fall victim.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 5:32 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

May Events For The Genesee Library


Address: 800 MARIENVILLE
5/2/2015 3:15:06 PM




COME JOIN AND THERE IS NO CHARGE --- only a Love Offering

Also, a Meatloaf dinner, potatoes, vegetable, dessert & beverage begins at 4 PM 
at a suggested cost of $7.00.

Dog Lost In Smethport

Please post that this boy is lost in Smethport on German St. Well groomed and has tags. 

Contact 814-598-7717 for pick up info.

On To Harrisburg For State Land/Tax Fairness Battle!

May 1st, 2015
smeltz3CandidateHeimel2015Two leaders of the Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Coalition are off to Harrisburg next week for face-to-face meetings with at least 20 members of the Senate and House. If successful, the organization’s mission would bring hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to school districts, townships and counties that host a large volume of state-owned land. Heading the statewide coalition are two commissioners from counties that would benefit the most, Paul Heimel (left) of Potter County and Pete Smeltz of Clinton County. They will be armed with maps, data and compelling arguments to support the passage of two bills now before the Pa. House of Representatives, sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer:
  • House Bill 344 would increase the state’s payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) on state-owned forest and game lands from $3.60 per acre to $6.00 per acre. The PILT is divided equally among the municipalities, school districts and counties in which the land is located. It applies to lands under the control of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC).
  • House Bill 343 calls for 20 percent of total revenue collected from the sale of timber, oil and natural gas on most state-owned lands to be deposited into a restricted fund for disbursement to local governments across the Commonwealth, proportionally based on the number of acres of state land in each municipality, school district and county.
Steering Committee members from the coalition have been working with supportive members of the state legislature in an effort to have the two proposals on the negotiating table during the 2015-16 budget deliberations, which are heating up in Harrisburg. The organization has already gained the support of several members of the House of Representatives and Senate, County Commissioners Assn. of Pa., Pa. State Assn. of Township Supervisors, Pa. School Boards Assn., Pa. Association for Rural and Small Schools, and local affiliates of the Pennsylvania State Grange. A key element of the project is an award-winning website that was built by Potter County to serve as an information clearinghouse and support the cause, located at It contains a complete summary of the issues, detailed maps showing the impact of tax-exempt state land on the tax bases of many area counties, and much more information.

Potter County is being used as a graphic example of how rural areas are victimized by the current tax laws. With almost half of the county’s total real estate owned by the state and thus tax-exempt, and a large volume qualifying for farmland or forest land preservation reduced assessments, less than 20 percent of the property owners are being unfairly burdened with taxes to operate school districts, townships, boroughs and the county. The situation is graphically displayed in the map below. Only the small white pockets shown here are real estate that taxed at its market value. The two shades of green and orange represent acreage that is completely exempt from taxes. Statistics are shown in the chart at lower left. (Click on image to see a larger rendition.)


Wellsboro Dispatched

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Hamlin Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-04-27 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site WT 3124 1003 3HD in Hamlin Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Howe Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-04-27 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site HASTINGS RUN 1404 8HM in Howe Twp township, Forest county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Chicken BBQ In Roulette Today By The West End Trail Blazers

Armed robbery suspect Shad Gutshall is in custody

Armed robbery suspect Shad Gutshall is in McKean County Jail.
The 31-year-old Warren man was wanted in connection to an incident Sunday in Crosby when he allegedly put a Port Allegany man in a choke hold, put a gun to his head and demanded money.

His co-defendants Stephanie Berg and Richard Gould III, both of Eldred, were arrested earlier this week.

Austin Fire Dept. Post--High Fire Danger Today

Intelligent Transportation System Project Update

Work on a $4.2 million Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) project spanning four counties in central Pennsylvania continues next week with site preparation work at two locations.

The contractor will be working on Route 220 in Woodward Township, Lycoming County, and on Interstate 80 at mile 227 in West Hemlock Township, Montour County.

Work on Route 220 will require a lane restriction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while work is being performed.

There will be no traffic impacts on Interstate 80.

The project is scheduled to be completed May 12, 2017.

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 11:01 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance was dispatched to the 400 block of Main Street for a medical emergency.

5-2 Multi-Family Indoor Yard Sale, Coudersport

Multi-family indoor yard sale Saturday, May 2nd from 8am-?. 

Name brand boys and girl’s clothing, young adult and adult clothing. Games, household items, primitive decor, costume jewelry, girl’s bike, like new window air conditioner, weather tech liners for ’05 Chevy or GMC crew cab, pony saddle plus more! 
This sale is located behind the Artison Center on West 3rd St. in Coudersport in the old Dorellenic Office Bldg. Look for signs!

49th Annual Potter-Tioga Maple Festival Saturday, May 2 In Coudersport

49th Annual Potter - Tioga Maple Festival
Coudersport, Potter County, PA

Maple syrup has been called the "nectar of the gods" and there's nowhere better to enjoy it than "God's Country!"  Plan for a sweet weekend and a celebration of all things maple! Enjoy a variety of maple products, vendors, live music, kiddie rides and a parade. Come and sample maple products from some of the very best maple producers in the state!

Brindle The Lost Boxer Has Been Found After 14 Days

Kara Andrews Claycomb
I would like to shout out a HUGE HEARTFELT THANK YOU to all of the people who helped us get Brindle home! After 14 long miserable days, she is home safe and sound in her bed and we can all finally sleep again. I can't even begin to imagine what she endured while she was gone, but I can be certain of one thing...she didn't eat much! 

She was at the vet's in March and weighed 74 pounds. This afternoon when we took her to get checked over, she was 35!!!! Other than being very skinny and hungry, we are ecstatic to say that she is ok. She didn't have any battle scars to show for her travels, which I am sure were many miles! So here is the story of how she was found:

Two wonderful young men were headed to work on a logging road across from the Country Club on 770. About 5 miles into their trip, they came across Brindle laying in the middle of the road curled up in a ball. They stopped, got out and coaxed her to them. She did not really hesitate to go to help this time!!! 

As soon as she came to them, they picked her up and put her in their truck and called us right away. Immediately the closest one of us met them in Custer City to get our baby girl back. She was very happy to see me, but she couldn't contain her excitement when Daddy arrived. She is now home and we are feeding her small amounts of meat every few hours to help get the weight back up without harming her pancreas.

There were so many people that helped us locate her that I can't even begin to name them all or even tell you that I know all of them. But I can tell you that without them, she would not be where she is tonight...HOME!

I wish that I could thank each and every one of them personally. It is amazing the number of complete strangers that pulled together for Brindle. You are all great!

7 year old female brindle boxer with white "V" on her chest and white paws
She is wearing the color in the picture

Very friendly and good with other dogs and cats

Ran off from McKean County Rifle Club in Marshburg, PA on Friday 4/17/2015

Home is Ormsby, PA so she could be anywhere in between or have gone in any direction from the gun club.

Another Truckload Of New Equipment Has Arrived At Howards, Inc. in Coudersport

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Potter County Home For Sale With 1-1/2 Acres, Reduced To $79,500.

Make Reservations Now For Hotel Crittenden's Mothers' Day Buffet

Make Plans For The 63rd Ham & Leek Smorgasbord At Germania Fire Company Pavillion Next Saturday

Friday, May 1, 2015

Richburg Volunteer Fire Company Prepares For Saturday Leek Dinner From 12 to 6


Bi-Lo Supermarket Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter ContaminationBi-Lo Supermarket #5406, a Rossville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 11-22 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with pieces from a small plastic pop-up timer.

Victory Kitchens Ltd. Recalls Products Containing Chicken From An Ineligible CountryVictory Kitchens, a Toronto, Ontario, Canada firm, is recalling approximately 4,672 pounds of chicken noodle soup products that contain chicken from a country that is not eligible to send product to the U.S.

Updates to Potter County website unveiled

By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent
Bradfrod Era

Potter County Commissioners unveiled new information, services and updates available on county websites during their regular meeting held on Thursday in Coudersport.

Commissioners invited the heads of several departments to the meeting to discuss the items available on their particular web pages to make it easier for residents to access county services, and GIS Director Will Hunt spoke on changes and updates to the Land Tax Fairness Coalition website, which is being administered by the county. Read more...

St. Marys Dispatched To Small Outside Fire


5/1/2015 10:05:49 PM

Block 7's Car Went In Ditch, Block 7 Was Injured & Determined To Be DUI On Block 5

State Police Seeking Information On East Smethport Burglary / Thefts

Kane Dispatched For Structure Fire

At 7:49 PM on Friday, Kane Fire Department & EMS has been dispatched to the area of Greeves & Bayard Street for a possible structure fire. Units on scene are reporting a mattress & fire up the side of the house and into the roof.

Oswayo Valley is proud to announce April’s Students of the Month

Oswayo Valley is proud to announce April’s Students of the Month – representing the High School is John Post and Emma Gross receives the nomination for Middle School.

John is the grandson of Tom and Marcia Lamar. He is in the 10th grade and likes to participate in Basketball, Band, Special Olympics and 4-H. In fact, John, who is the president of his 4-H club, was recently honored for his 4-H service project with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. John’s project was to assemble backpacks for the children of military personnel being deployed. Math and Reading are his favorite subjects and in the future, John hopes to gain employment at the local Shop-n-Save. John had the following advice for his classmates: “Work hard, get your work done and have fun…but not too much fun!” When asked about John, Mrs. Thompson said “John is a very persistent individual who always keeps trying at anything that is thrown at him. He gets along well with his peers and is eager to help others who need it.”

Emma is the daughter of Cody and Nedra Gross. She is in the seventh grade and enjoys participating in Volleyball, playing her Saxophone in Band as well as playing Flute and Violin on the side, and 4-H. Emma’s favorite subject is Math. Mr. Cummings, her Math teacher, had this to say about Emma: “Emma is an extremely hard worker, who tackles even the toughest of tasks with energy and a desire to do her very best. She knows when it is time to work, but also when it is time to have a little fun. Her wit and humor add an extra dimension to the class. Keep up the great work Emma!” Emma is very interested in the medical field and plans to make that her future career. Emma had this advice for her classmates: “Don’t procrastinate and get your work done.”

Congratulations to Mia Kio and Kayden Kio, winners of the Genesee office IRA coloring contest!

Ambulance Dispatched for Person Unresponsive In Street

At 6:51 PM on Friday, Bradford Ambulance has been dispatched to the area of 166 Davis Street for an unresponsive person in the middle of the street.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 25th, for the Memorial Day holiday.
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. April’s winner was Groves West.

Reading with Rufus: Join us during Children’s Book Week for Reading with Rufus! Rufus is a certified therapy dog and a Reading Education Assistance Dog that helps children learn to read. He is a regular member of the Hindsdale after-school reading program. Rufus also visits nursing homes and has participated in the Stress Relief Program at Pitt-Bradford University during exam week.

Rufus loves meeting new people, but he especially loves children. Reading with Rufus is beneficial for children because it increases relaxation and lowers blood pressure; children can read at their own pace without fear of being laughed at, judged or criticized; and Rufus listens attentively. Reading with Rufus is less intimidating for the child and makes the experience an enjoyable one. Join Rufus at the Oswayo Valley Memorial May 9th, at 11 a.m. and find out how much fun reading can be!

Extreme Couponing Class: A class on couponing will be held on Wednesday, May 13th, at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $10 and includes refreshments. To register for the class please stop at the library or call 814-697-6691.

Book Discussion: The library’s book discussion group is reading The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. The group will be meeting on May 20th at 1:30 p.m.
POWERLibrary: Consumer Health Complete is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This resource includes full text for more than 230 health reference books and encyclopedias.

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.
● Lego Club for ages 4 & up: 1st Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m.
● 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: Donations were received from Bonnie Surra and O.V. Teachers Association.

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 meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. The board will meet on Wednesday, May 27th, at 6:00 p.m. this month because of the Memorial Day holiday.

Capitol Update

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Friday, May 01, 2015 The latest news from the State Capitol

What’s on Your Dinner Table? A Look at PA Agriculture

As chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, I enjoyed the opportunity to visit several agriculture operations in south central Pennsylvania earlier this week.

Nearly three dozen people, including several lawmakers, took part in the day’s events, which included stops at Wenger Feeds; Kreider Farms, which produces eggs, milk and related products; Ralph Martin Farm, which raises pigs; Meadow Wood Farm, which is a 600-plus cow dairy operation; and Swiss Premium Processing Plant, which processes milk from Meadow Wood Farm and other dairy operations.

Agriculture continues to be the state’s top industry, employing approximately 663,000 people on our farms and in related operations. The reason the industry continues to thrive is because of the dedicated men and women like those we met yesterday who are committed to making the investments necessary to grow and change to meet new demands from consumers.

Many thanks to PennAg Industries, Pennsylvania Association of Milk Dealers, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and the Center for Dairy Excellence for arranging the itinerary.

Learn more about the state’s top industry at

DEP Hears Concerns About Proposed Oil, Gas Regs

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was in Warren on Thursday evening for a public hearing about its proposed regulations for the conventional and unconventional oil and gas industries.

My testimony focused on frustration at DEP’s failure to abide by a law passed last summer that requires the agency to separate the regulatory requirements for conventional operations from those affecting unconventional operations in the Marcellus shale. This is necessary because of the vast differences in the two types of drilling activity.

As currently proposed, these regulations will have a devastating impact on conventional operators and related businesses like American Refining Group. Overregulation would cost us a lot of good-paying jobs, and it would take away a valuable, high-quality energy source for the Commonwealth.

I encouraged DEP to go back to the drawing board and develop two sets of regulations that are reasonable and relevant for each type of drilling activity.

People who were unable to attend the hearing in Warren but who would still like to offer comment on the proposed regulations have until May 19 to do so. For more information about the final public hearing next week in Williamsport or how to submit testimony via email or regular mail, click here.


Wolf Tax Plan – You Will Pay More

The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) recently released an analysis of revenue proposals in Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget.

The report shows that the tax increases found in the proposal will force all Pennsylvania taxpayers to pay more for everything from day care and nursing home care to utilities, newspapers and more.

In regard to those tax increase proposals, the report states, “The analysis finds a net tax increase for all groups, including a small net increase for the lowest income group.” This directly contradicts claims made by the governor in his budget speech and restated during House Appropriations Committee hearings by the governor’s top staff.

The IFO report shows the governor’s budget plan would not only result in an across-the-board tax increase, but also will increase state spending by 16 percent.

Work will continue in the House to develop a responsible spending plan that funds the Commonwealth’s needs, but spends within our means. A budget must be approved by June 30.

Track Down Your Unclaimed Property

The Pennsylvania Treasury Department is currently looking for the owners of more than $2 billion in unclaimed property, such as abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, life insurance policies, proceeds from safe deposit boxes, and much more.

Last year, more than $115 million in unclaimed property was returned to taxpayers. You need not pay anyone to try to recover unclaimed property. Simply check the database

The Treasury is only required to advertise the names of people, businesses or organizations owed property valued in excess of $250. The names appear in the newspaper only one time, even though they may be owed multiple pieces of property.

To search for unclaimed property, visit the Treasury Department’s website,, and follow the simple instructions.  

House Action for the Week of May 4, 2015 From Representative Dave Reed

House Returns to Session Next Week

The House returns to session on Monday, May 4. 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

Deanna E. "Tippy" Felmlee, 73, of 426 Congress Street, Bradford, PA,

Deanna E. "Tippy" Felmlee
Deanna E. "Tippy" Felmlee, 73, of 426 Congress Street, Bradford, PA, passed away, Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born April 15, 1942, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late Glenn and Christine (Toothman) Rouse.

On September 4, 1963 in Tijuana Mexico, she married Donald G. Felmlee who survives.

Mrs. Felmlee was a 1960 graduate of Limestone High School. She had worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and retired after many years of service and most recently she had worked at Northwest Legal Services.

She was an avid skeet shooter and enjoyed fishing and also her trips to the casino.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter, Jody Butler-Keppler and her husband Larry, a son, James (Rhonda) Felmlee, all of Bradford, four sisters, Toni Smith, of Bradford, Glenna Zink, of Allegany, Ann Bulduc, of Laughlin, NV, and Edna Rouse, of Buffalo, NY, one brother, Ed Rouse, of Kalispell, MT, eight grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Patty Deel.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., at 8:00pm funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes retired Presbyterian pastor officiating.

Memorials may be made to the McKean County SPCA P.O. Box 113, Bradford PA 16701

Online condolences may be made at

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