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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bolivar & Richburg Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 417

At 10:13 PM on Saturday, Bolivar and Richburg Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to a one vehicle accident at Rt. 417 near Kossuth Road. 
10:20 PM--Report 2 occupants, an adult and an infant with minor injuries.

Elkland Search & Rescue Responds To Ridgway

At 8:53 PM on Saturday, Elkland Search and Rescue was responding to Ridgway, apparently for a search or remote rescue operation. 
At 9:27 PM---Radio conversations indicate the man is in a heated vehicle, but lost. Elkland has been sent to an area near the Spring Creek Township highway barn. Emergency services are standing by if needed while Elkland locates the man. 
10:19 PM--Elkland has recovered the man and he is in good condition. 
The 911 center in Elk County was able to track the man's cell phone and get the GPS location to provide to the searchers facilitating a rapid recovery.

Haunted Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday October 24

Photos from 2014 Haunted Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park

Schedule Announced for Haunted Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park

It’s back! The Haunted Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration returns to Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 4:00-9:00 PM. With new activities for younger kids and new frights for the adults and older kids, this popular Halloween event is bigger and scarier than before. Cost is $10.00 per carload. Admission fee includes haunted trail, hayride, bonfire and more.

The evening of fun begins with activities and games for younger children from 4:00-6:00 PM. Children and their families can create owls, bats, pumpkins and other make-and-take crafts, and then head outdoors to participate in seasonal games and a chance to meet Woodsy Owl, the pollution-fighting park mascot. A less-scary version of the Haunted Trail will be open for the little ones from 4:00- 6:00 PM.

From 6:00-7:00 PM, as we wait for darkness to fall, guest speaker, Maryann Haladay-Bierly, will enlighten and entertain all ages with “Owls of Pennsylvania” a program featuring our state’s nocturnal raptors, their awesome adaptations and the sounds they make in the night.

Following the owl program, from 7:00-9:00 PM, the Haunted Trail opens for older children and adults. Spiders, ghosts, and the creepy chainsaw guy have all returned. Plus the park has added new frights including a haunted poachers’ camp, a glowing hazardous waste spill, an axe-throwing clown, and more.

Hayrides and a bonfire will run throughout the evening. Refreshments, including hot beverages and baked goods, will be sold by the 6th and 8th grade students of Austin School.

The Haunted Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration event will be held, rain or shine, at the new Park Office and Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, just off Route 872 in Grove Township, on Saturday, October 24, from 4:00-9:00 PM. Trail covers about ½ mile over uneven ground. Participants should wear sturdy shoes, dress for the outdoors, and be prepared to be scared.

For more information about the programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the Park Office & Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401 or by email at An online calendar of events can be found at

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Smethport Dispatched To Rollover Crash

At 6:28 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Department and Smethport Ambulance dispatched to Moody Hollow Road and Rt. 446 for a one vehicle rollover crash.
6:36 PM--Smethport Fire & Ambulance recalled.

Derrick City, Bradford DispatchedTo 2 Vehicle Crash

At 6:15 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. & Bradford Ambulance dispatched to Derrick Road & East Main Street for a 2 vehicle crash reportedly involving a Foster Township police vehicle. Witnesses reported the officer was apparently not injured, 2 people in the other vehicle were injured.

Foster Township Police Department
1 hr ·
Would like to inform the public that all Officers are well and safe. Thank you for your concerns. Our Officers phones are getting blown up right now from caring family and friends.

Area Marks First Sticking Snow of the Season

A Sign Of The Times!! Election's Coming Up November 3rd.

NOPO--Congratulations Homecoming Queen Demi Youse and Favorite Fall Athlete Connor Freeman

Congratulations Homecoming Queen Demi Youse and Favorite Fall Athlete Connor Freeman

Vincent Ortiz From Virginia Wins First Sinnemahone 50K

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-10-16 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2591 69H 51542 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-10-16 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2591 68H 51541 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-10-16 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2591 67H 51540 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-10-16 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2591 66H 51539 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-10-16 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2591 65H 51538 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

S. W. Smith Memorial Library Dinner Auction

Pictured is Hannah Moses in the chair from J&B Furniture that will be auctioned off Ssaturday at the Library Dinner Auction.
The S. W. Smith Memorial Library Dinner Auction looks like one of the most exciting events ever! This year's event, "Passport to Paris" is scheduled for Saturday, October 17 at the Port Allegany firehall.

Doors open at 4 p.m., when the bucket and silent auctions will also open. Dinner will be catered by Ed Vicic and the staff of the Port Freeze. The live auction, conducted by Daniel A. Carter Auctions, begins at 8 p.m. The auction committee has announced that tickets have sold out for this year’s event; be sure to look for more upcoming fundraisers to benefit the library!

In addition to the auctions and raffles, several popular activities will be featured during the event. Tickets will be available for the always-exciting “Sink or Swim,” whose winner will receive an IPad Mini, and a “Chest of Cheer” will be raffled off. Dress with a Parisian theme and have your photo taken at the photo booth, or come as you are and have a photo to commemorate a fun evening. Three $100 cash prizes will also be awarded.

All proceeds from the annual dinner auction benefit operating expenses of the S.W. Smith Memorial Library.

Bradford City Police Seek Wanted Man, Charles Michael Johnson


Charles Michael Johnson is wanted for Resisting Arrest, Flight to Avoid Apprehension, Disorderly Conduct.

DOB: 07/07/81

If seen or have knowledge of his whereabouts, please contact City Police at 814-887-4911

State Police vehicle involved in accident in Wilcox on Friday.

Fiddler For The Band Call Back Please

Hi Jim
Would you please post this for me. Someone called a couple weeks ago in regards that we needed a fiddler for our band but did not leave a number to call.

Will the person who called about a fiddler for the band please call back with a phone number. Caller ID only showed "unknown name, unknown number". Please call 814 642 2494.

Sinnemahone Trail Run Results As Come In
Click link under picture to see results on the Sinnemahone Trail Run Facebook page.

Pike Township, Potter County, Seeking Roadmaster

Roulette Ambulance To Maple Street

At 10:10 Am on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Maple Street for a medical emergency.

Historic Antiques Estate Auction, October 24th At Carter's In Allegany, NY

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Licensed Practical Nurse.

Helpmates Is HIring Personal Care Aides & CNA's In Austin, Galeton, Shinglehouse & Coudersport Areas

2015 Annual Barbershop Show Saturday, Oct. 24 at Coudersport High School

Immediate Opening At C.A. Elliott Lumber Company Inc. In Roulette, PA

C.A. Elliott Lumber Company Inc. is accepting applications for an immediate opening for first shift as lumber handler with additional duties. Prior experience desired. 

Applications can be picked up in our office located at the corner of Fishing Creek Extension and Main street in Roulette between 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM or call (814) 544-7523.

Online Auction Selling Genesee Hotel / Fire Station Contents And More

1890 Genesee Hotel Contents Antiques Collectibles - Vintage Popcorn machine - Building Supplies - Oak Flooring - Sign

(709 Lots)
by Spears Auction
  • October 30, 2015, 11:30 PM EST Timed Auction
  • Genesee, PA, US
  • Email: Spears Auction
  • View description
  • Register to bid 
  • 790 Lots includes building materials, chairs, tables, vintage fire department equipment, marching uniforms, boots, assorted items too numerous to mention. Click on links above, see what's for sale & place your bids.
  • Auction benefits the Genesee Fire Department. 

Community Foundation Annual Potter County Dinner Saturday At Ulysses Fire Hall

RN's, LPN's & CNA's Needed By PSA In Bradford, Kane, Port Allegany, Roulette, Smethport, St. Marys & Wellsboro

Auction Of Real Estate & Contents Of Former Grove House On West Creek Road In Emporium, PA

Hamilton's Pumpkin Patch Open Saturday & Sunday Noon 'till Dark

10-16/17 Garage Sale On Wildwood Drive Near Port Allegany

Round & Square Dance Saturday, Oct. 17th At Odin Grange From 7 To 10 PM

Antique & Collectible Going Out Of Business Sale In Wellsville, NY

Troopers Seeking Information On Theft Of Trail Cam Near Ulysses

Penfield Man Airlifted To Trauma Center After Cycle Crashes Near Driftwood

Emporium Woman Struck Known Victim In Head with Fists

Friday, October 16, 2015

Teenager Charged For Hitting Other Male With Fist

5th Wheel Attachment Stolen In Eldred Boro

Emporium Man Charged With Endangering

Sex Offender Jailed For Failing To Report Change Of Address

Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department Open House Saturday

Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department
Weather conditons may be poor tommorow however our Open House will still go on. Both Fire Stations (Derrick City and Bolivar Drive) will be open from 1p-4p. Come on out and see who we are and what we do.

Haunted Halloween Trail next Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Sinnemahoning State Park

Coudersport Ambulance To Elk Street

At 5:03 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Elk Street for a link to life alert.

Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards Honor Four

In front, left to right: Award recipients Matt Gabler, Marcella Jo Lucas, Dan Kohlhepp, and Jessica Noland. In back, left to right: Chancellor Melanie Hatch with award presenters Nick Suplizio, Sheri Little, Ryan McCombie, Tony Vallone, and Jackie Atkins.
DuBOIS – Four individuals were honored for their career accomplishments, as well as their steadfast support of Penn State DuBois at the campus' annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Thursday evening at the DuBois Country Club.

This year's award recipients included Jessica Noland, '14 IST, recipient of the Dave Shaffer Outstanding Young Alumni Award and an information technology resident with Google in New York City; as well as Marcella Jo Lucas, '86 MET, '89 SDCET who received the Outstanding Alumni Award. Lucas is a research project manager at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Materials Testing Lab in Harrisburg, PA. Two Distinguished Ambassador awards were presented to Matt Gabler, state representative for Pennsylvania’s 75th Legislative District, and Dan Kohlhepp, '69 BS, '71 MBA, senior lecturer in Real Estate Infrastructure at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in Washington DC.

The Dave Shaffer Outstanding Young Alumni Award is presented to a Penn State DuBois alumnus who graduated from or attended campus less than 10 years ago and has achieved significant professional accomplishments, is an active community leader, and is engaged with a campus or alumni group. Noland provides internal IT support and works in a variety of areas related to internal IT operations at Google. 

Most recently she has been working on a project with the privacy teams in relation to privacy compliance efforts. Noland began her career at Google Inc. only a few months after graduation, having received a job offer during her senior year. Prior to graduating she was also an IT Intern in Google’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. During her college years Noland worked as an IT Intern for Jason Long, Senior Instructor and Program Coordinator in Information Sciences and Technology, completed an IT internship at Echo Star Co., and spent time as an IT consultant for two self-owned businesses. Noland was presented with her award by Tony Vallone and Jackie Atkins, both English faculty members at the campus.

"All her assignments were impeccably done, "Vallone recalled of Noland when she was his student. "She even found time to assist other students and talk with me after class or whenever she saw me on campus. She was such a pleasure to work with, and her work was so good I hired her to create a website for my publishing company. I wish more students were like her."

Upon receiving her award, Noland said, "During my time at Penn State DuBois I learned so much more than just the degree curriculum. I learned how to be an adult. Much easier said than done. I learned how to make a name for myself and to show others that I could have impact. I learned how to throw myself way out of my comfort zone and most of all I learned to enjoy life by making the most of everything," She went on offer a bit of advice, and thank the campus community for support. She said, "Don't stop pushing yourself to do things that you think are out of your reach because they probably are closer than they appear. Thank you for supporting me during my adventure out in the real world."

Lucas was presented with the Outstanding Alumni Award by her close friend and colleague Sheri Little. The Outstanding Alumni Award is awarded to a Penn State DuBois alumnus who graduated from or attended campus 11 to 40 years ago and demonstrates professional leadership with an impact on society, leadership within their professional field, citizenship in their community, and engagement with a campus or alumni group.

Lucas has worked at PennDOT for 26 years. She is the author/co-author of seven national technical reports. She has authored numerous internal reports and papers for PennDOT and has authored/presented research findings at various construction conferences throughout Pennsylvania. She has been a recipient of PennDOT’s Innovative Idea Award for one of her research projects. She has her Engineering-in-Training Certificate for Civil Engineering. 

The Transportation Research Board selected Lucas for a three-year term as a Committee Member for the Field Testing and Non-destructive Evaluation of Transportation Structures Committee; she is currently serving her second year. In her current position with the Bureau of Project Delivery, Lucas evaluates the use of new material products and construction technologies through research projects.

While introducing Lucas, Little said, "She is not only my coworker, but also my college roommate and best friend. Marcy has been a sister to me, and an aunt to my kids. It gives me great pleasure to award a sister and outstanding friend the Penn State DuBois Outstanding Alumni Award."

Lucas accepted the award while expressing her gratitude for the opportunities and support she has had. She said, "It is amazing that you can start out in a small town and end up seeing the whole state, the whole country. The education you get at Penn State DuBois is amazing. It is family."

The two Distinguished Ambassador Awards were presented next. This award is given to an individual who may or may not be an alumnus, but has made outstanding contributions to the campus and its mission.

Daniel Kohlhepp received his award from his close friend and Penn State Board of Trustees member Ryan McCombie. In addition to serving as a senior lecturer at Johns Hopkins, Kohlhepp is also president of Granite Road. LLC, a real estate development company in DuBois, Pennsylvania. He began his career in real estate as a college professor at the University of Oklahoma and Penn State University, and then spent 30 years as a real estate investor and developer before returning to academia five years ago when he retired from Crescent Resources, LLC as the president of both its Commercial Division and its residential development company, LandMar Group. 

 At the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Kohlhepp has served as the academic program director of the Master of Science in Real Estate and Infrastructure Program and has been responsible for the real estate development, investment, and modelling courses. He has just completed two on-line courses in real estate development for the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Organization.

Kohlhepp attended Penn State on a wrestling scholarship, but a career-ending knee injury sent him to the cheerleading squad where he gained notoriety as the Nittany Lion Mascot during the 1967-68 and 1968-69 football seasons. At Penn State, he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the Parmi Nous honor society. He is a member of the DuBois Education Foundation and served as its president from 1998 to 2000. In 2004, he was recognized by Penn State with the Alumni Fellow Award. He has been a loyal supporter, donor, and advocate for Penn State DuBois for decades.

McCombie said of Kohlhepp, "His philanthropy in DuBois and at Penn State is legendary. He's a great man in mind, body and spirit. A great man that I'm grateful to call a friend."

Holding the event program with list of past award recipients, Kohlhepp shared, "Thank you for this award with its honor and recognition. This pamphlet makes me feel humble, because there are so many impressive people listed here. I do feel like an ambassador for Penn State DuBois as we celebrate the success of its students and supporters over the last 80 years." He went on to explain his reasons for supporting the campus over the years, saying, "Penn State DuBois is a critically important and integral part of our area. It defines our history in so many ways. Penn State DuBois has been and is the ladder for upward mobility in our area."

Gabler received his Distinguished Ambassador Award from his life-long friend Nick Suplizio. Representing Pennsylvania's 75th Legislative District, Gabler serves over 64,000 constituents in Elk and Clearfield Counties. He was first elected in 2008 and is currently serving in his fourth legislative term. A DuBois native, Gabler graduated from DuBois Central Catholic High School as valedictorian in 2002. 

He attended Bucknell University on a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Physics in 2006. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. He served as a company commander with the 424th Multifunctional Medical Battalion before accepting his current assignment as a medical plans and operations officer in the headquarters of the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He currently holds the rank of Captain. He has been a vocal supporter of the Community Education Center and the DuBois Educational Foundation.

"Matt continues to support the campus as an ambassador," Suplizio said. "I've always said that he serves our area so well. We are lucky to have him as our state representative."

Gabler, while accepting his award, said, "It is a true honor and a pleasure to serve this area as your state representative and to work as a grateful partner with the alumni, students, faculty, staff and administration of Penn State DuBois. Please, keep up the great work in helping our community and the people who make up our community, to reach their potential."

Joseph V. Passaro, 101, of Warren, PA.

Joseph V. Passaro
Joseph V. Passaro, 101, of Warren, PA., died Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home after a brief illness. 

 He was born September 29, 1914 in Connellsville, PA., to the late Ciriaco “Jerry” and Michelina Prudente Passaro. Joe was a longtime Warren area resident. He was a 1932 graduate of Connellsville High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1938 and his Master’s Degree in 1948, both from Duquesne University. He took Doctorate courses from Pennsylvania State University, New York University and Syracuse University.

He started his career at Youngsville High School where he taught Business classes. While there he was Athletic Director and he coached Football, Basketball and Baseball. 

 During World War II, he served in the United States Army beginning in 1943, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, and as Post Sergeant Major at White Sands Proving Grounds. He earned an American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal, and was honorably discharged in 1946. While in the Army he coached and played with ASFTC Football Team.

In 1946 Joe moved to Warren, PA. as a Business teacher at Warren High School. He was also a guidance counselor, an assistant football coach, a Vice Principal prior to becoming Principal. During his long standing term as principal, (from 1954 until 1969) Warren Area High School was ranked among the top high schools in the state. From 1969, until his retirement in 1977, he was the Director of Professional Personnel for the Warren County School District. He served as Secretary Treasurer of Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association for 25 years. Joe was a member of the Pennsylvania Secondary School Principals organization, serving as President in 1970. 

He was also a member of National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Pennsylvania State Retirees, Warren American Legion Post 135, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. He was a Past President and current member of the Warren Kiwanis Club where he founded and served as Chairman of their famous election day Joe Passaro Spaghetti Dinner for over 50 years. He was a Special Olympics volunteer and was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church.

Joe enjoyed carpentry, golf and cooking, was an avid sports fan, especially the Notre Dame and the Penn State Football teams. He had a great sense of humor that was demonstrated during many of his speaking engagements. He is remembered lovingly as a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to his family and many others.

He is survived by his 2 children – T.J. “Tim” Passaro and wife, Lee of St. Joseph, Mich., Jeffrey V. Passaro and wife, Tracy of Warren, PA., 2 Stepchildren – E. Jean Ferry and husband, William of Russell, PA., James W. Heald and wife, Patricia of Apex, N.C.,
3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren 4 step grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife of 39 years, Mary G. Olds Passaro whom he married June 9, 1941, his 2nd wife of 28 years, E. Marie Whitten Heald Passaro, 2 Sisters – Mary Salvi and Felicia Passaro.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 5 to 8 P.M where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA., on Friday at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park, where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. funeral detail and the U.S. Army personnel. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Kiwanis Club, designated to their Welfare Fund, %John Kersey, Treasurer, 208 Liberty Street, Warren, PA., 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365.

E –mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Pike Township, Potter County, Seeking Roadmaster

Mt. Jewett & Wilcox Dispatched For Accident On Rt. 219 Involving State Police Cruiser

At 3:20 PM on Friday, Mt. Jewett & Wilcox Fire Departments have been dispatched to the area of Burning well near the county line on Rt. 219 for traffic control at a vehicle accident involving a Pennsylvania State Police car. 
Mt. Jewett recalled.

I-80 Project in Union County Continues Next Week

Montoursville – This is the latest update on the 3.5-mile resurfacing
project on Interstate 80 in Union County. The work zone is from Gray Hill Road
overpass in White Deer Township to about 1 mile west of the Interstate 180

Next week, the contractor will install a traffic counter between the
Interstate 180 and US 15 interchanges. Work will be performed between the hours of 7
A.M. and 5 P.M. Tuesday through Thursday.

Lane restrictions will be in effect in both directions during daylight
hours. At the end of each work day all lanes will be open to unrestricted traffic.

Motorists can expect delays, with the heaviest delays expected in the

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Jay Township Dispatched to Rollover Crash On Gray Hill Road

At 2:55 PM on Friday, Jay Township Fire Department and EMS have been dispatched to the area of 5286 Gray Hill Road near Rt. 555 in Benezette for a one vehicle rollover crash with entrapment or confinement and injuries. A utility pole is reported severed at this crash.

Shinglehouse Dispatched To Fire Alarm Activation At Legion Post

At 2:53 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Department has been dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at the American Legion Post.

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Keeping Kids Safe in Day Care –
To help ensure the safety of children while in licensed child care centers, the House passed legislation recently to require one unannounced inspection of the facilities each year. House Bill 46, which I am co-sponsoring, is intended to keep operators of child care centers on their toes. Currently, facilities are notified in advance when an inspection will occur.
Many other businesses licensed and regulated by the state are already subject to unannounced yearly inspections, and the same scrutiny should be expected of those entrusted to care for children. The bill now moves to the state Senate for consideration.

Stemming the Tide of Dangerous New Drugs –
Under legislation recently passed by the House, the state secretary of Health would have the authority to add new chemical compounds to the list of controlled substances used to manufacture illegal drugs. House Bill 608 would enable police to keep up with the quickly changing illegal drug market and empower them to prosecute those who possess these substances with the intent to manufacture illegal drugs.

This legislation would make it harder for these criminals to circumvent the legal system, help bring them to justice, and ultimately save lives. House Bill 608 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Streamlining the Hunting Licensing Process –
This Tuesday, Oct. 20, the House Game and Fisheries Committee, of which I am a member, will consider legislation which would allow easier access to antlerless deer hunting licenses through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s automated licensing system. Doe licenses are currently purchased only through a county treasurer’s office.

You can watch the vote on my website,, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Click here for more information on House Bill 231.

Thanks for the Recognition  
On Thursday evening, it was my honor to be presented with a Distinguished Ambassador Award by the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society. The award recognizes those who have demonstrated distinguished service to Penn State DuBois, professional leadership with a significant impact within the tri-county area, and significant citizenship in the Penn State DuBois service area.
Presenting me with the award was Nickolas Suplizio, Penn State DuBois Alumni Society board member (standing, second from left). Also seated are the other award recipients (from left): Marcella Jo Lucas, Outstanding Alumni; Dr. Daniel Kohlhepp, Distinguished Ambassador; and Jessica Noland, Outstanding Young Alumni.

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