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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Jeb Bush Is Out After Poor Performance In South Carolina Primary

Two RUSH Events Set A McKean County Raceway This Year


(By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series is set to begin its fourth year of operations heading into the 2016 season. Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to release the 2016 Touring Series schedule, which will feature 18 events as part of the new Touring Series program announced last fall.

The 2016 Touring Series will feature 12 premier Marquee Events paying a minimum of $2,000 to-win that are primarily centrally located within the region on weekends utilizing a group qualifying format featuring $100 Bobby Lake Motorsports "Shock the Clock Qualifying" and $25 to-win heat races. In addition, another six "optional" Platinum Events are scheduled paying a minimum of $1,500 to-win. Additional incentive packages for supporting Touring member racers will also be part of the Touring program. (See below for additional information.)

"Each year we analyze our Touring program," acknowledged RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig. "Last year we made some changes based on the size of the region by splitting into a northern and southern tour, but in essence the same drivers supported the events with the exception of a few in each region. This year we've taken suggestions we've received over the years and have come up with a schedule and program that we feel is feasible for more racers to participate. We eliminated the lower $1,200 to-win shows and have a strong core of Marquee events all on the weekend that pay $2,000 or more to-win with qualifying."

The season will actually kickoff unofficially with the 2015 make-up "Apple Festival Nationals" at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, April 16. The twice rained out night two show will see Charlie Duncan lead the field to green for the $2,000 to-win feature. This will be a non-point tour event; however, will offer Sweeney Weekly Series points. New cars are permitted to tag the feature or run a B main depending on car count.

The new 2016 Touring Series program will officially get underway six nights later at Sharon when RUSH joins up with the first ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at the Hartford, Ohio oval. This will be the first of two Tour events coupled with Lucas Oil in 2016. The opener will be a Marquee event paying $2,000 to-win, and a second Marquee event will take place at Sharon in the fall for the sixth annual "Gary Knollinger Memorial" in conjunction with the annual "Apple Festival Nationals" on Friday and Saturday, September 16-17.

This year's two Canadian events have been combined into one weekend, which should be a plus for everyone. Humberstone Speedway's annual "Canadian National Late Model Championship" will again pay $2,000 to-win on Sunday, May 22 followed up by Merrittville Speedway on Monday the 23rd for their Victoria Day celebration also paying $2,000 to-win. The two Ontario tracks are just 20 minutes apart not far from Niagara Falls. The Merrittville show will be designated as a Platinum event due to it being on a Monday.

After two successful tour events in their first season under RUSH, Eriez Speedway will return to the schedule with a pair of Marquee $2,000 to-win Sweeney Tour events on Sunday, May 29 and Sunday, August 24. Track owners Bobby and Kathy Rohrer have worked hard at their Erie, Pa. facility and maintain a quality and a successful weekly Sunday program that also includes the RUSH Late Models.

Bob Reis is set to begin his second year promoting Freedom Motorsports Park. Reis continues to make improvements at the Delevan, New York oval. He'll host the second annual "Ron Baker Memorial" on Friday, June 3- this year paying $1,500 to-win. Baker was a longtime driver and car owner most recently fielding cars for RUSH racer Ward Schell before his passing two years ago.

The following night on June 4 a Marquee event comes to Orrville, Ohio's Wayne County Speedway as RUSH joins up with Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. The $2,000 event will be the richest Crate Late Model event ever at Wayne County as the track led by Jason and Kristin Flory will be in the midst of their second season under the Sweeney Weekly Series banner.

Tri-City Raceway Park will continue its support of RUSH during its special event slate hosting a pair of $2,000 to-win Marquee events. The Franklin, Pa. oval will again host the "Bill Emig Memorial" on Sunday, June 19 then will hold the popular $30,000+ Manufacturers Night for the first time ever on Sunday, August 14.

The RUSH Late Models always turn out in big numbers for the Sweeney Tour events at Lernerville Speedway. Last year, a Northeast Crate Late Model record 54 cars were on hand for "Steel City Stampede". The Sarver, Pa. oval will have a pair of $2,000 to-win Marquee events on Friday, July 1 and then again for the "Steel City Stampede" on October 14-15.

The RUSH Late Models are expected to be part of the traditional racing program at Expo Speedway during the Trumbull County Fair on Wednesday, July 13. The big 5/8-mile oval in Cortland, Ohio always offers a unique challenge to racers and this event is tentatively expected to pay $1,500 to-win as a Platinum event.

Two days later history will be made at Ransomville Speedway when the first ever Crate Late Model race will be held at the New York oval on Friday, July 15. Nearby Freedom will not host their weekly program of RUSH Late Models on this night allowing their competitors to race in this $2,000 to-win Marquee event as Crate Late Model racing continues to grow throughout New York and Ontario.

McKean County Raceway will be hosting numerous special events throughout the 2016 season under promoter Chris Zuver. RUSH will again be part of the annual McKean County Fair race on Thursday, August 18 paying $1,500 to-win. A second $1,500 to-win Platinum event will be held at the East Smethport, Pa. track during the annual "Fall Classic" on Saturday, October 1.

RUSH will team up with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the second and final time of 2016 as part of "The Pittsburgher" on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8 at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway with the season's richest event paying $2,500 to-win for the "Bill Hendren Memorial". The Imperial, Pa. "Monster Half-Mile" will continue to host weekly Saturday night Sweeney RUSH Late Model Weekly Series action.

One additional Platinum event will be added to make 18 events. Membership is $125 or $225 for both Touring and Weekly. Membership includes $100,000 of excess participant accident insurance over and above one's personal health insurance and track's insurance.

Drivers will be able to use a maximum of one of the Platinum Events as a substitution race for a missed Marquee Event. Drivers will also be able to use up to a maximum of three Platinum Events to replace their worst Marquee Event finishes. If a driver uses one of the Platinum Events as a substitution for a Marquee Event, he or she will then only be able to use up to two additional Platinum Events to replace their worst Marquee Event finishes.

While the top 12 drivers in 2016 Touring Series points will earn point fund monies, RUSH will guarantee a minimum of $250 in point fund monies to an additional eight drivers with perfect attendance (12 Marquee Events or 11 Marquee Events and 1 Platinum Event). This means possibly 20 drivers could earn Touring Series point fund monies!

A Loyalty Program will also be included. For every four consecutive Marquee Events attended, Touring member drivers will receive a free $100 entry fee at their next event. This will be an additional $300 to those drivers that have perfect attendance. Touring drivers that have perfect attendance for the season (12 Marquee Events or 11 Marquee Events and 1 Platinum Event) will also be guaranteed to win a valuable contingency prize(s) at the season ending awards banquet. Special contingency product drawings will also be held for drivers during the season for drivers that are part of the Loyalty Program.

2016 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series Schedule*

Sat, April 16 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) - 2015 Apple Fest Make-up - $2,000 to-win (non-point)

Fri, April 22 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) - Season Opener - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sun, May 22 Humberstone Speedway (Port Colborne, ON) - "Canadian Late Model Nationals" - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Mon, May 23 Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, ON) - "Victoria Day Celebration" - $2,000 to-win (Platinum)

Sun, May 29 Eriez Speedway (Erie, PA) - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Fri, June 3 Freedom Motorsports Park (Delevan, NY) - "Ron Baker Memorial" - $1,500 to-win (Platinum)

Sat, June 4 Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, OH) - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sun, June 19 Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA) - "Bill Emig Memorial"- $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Fri, July 1 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Wed, July 13 Expo Speedway (Cortland, OH) - "Trumbull County Fair" - $1,500 to-win (Platinum)

Fri, July 15 Ransomville Speedway (Ransomville, NY) - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sun, July 24 Eriez Speedway (Erie, PA) - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sun, Aug 14 Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA) - "Manufacturers Night" - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Thr, Aug 18 McKean County Raceway (East Smethport, PA) - McKean County Fair - $1,500 to-win (Platinum)

Fri-Sat, Sept 16-17 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) - "Apple Festival Nationals" - "Gary Knollinger Memorial" - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sat, Oct 1 McKean County Raceway (East Smethport, PA) - "Fall Classic" - $1,500 to-win (Platinum)

Fri-Sat, Oct 7-8 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA) - "Pittsburgher" - "Bill Hendren Memorial" - $2,500 to-win (Marquee)

Fri-Sat, Oct 14-15 Lernerville Speedway - "Steel City Stampede" - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

*Schedule is subject to change. Additional date(s) may be added.

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Velocita-USA, High Gear Speed Shop,, B.R.A.K.E.S.,, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is Like our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

Fake kidnapping calls strike fear in Camden

Scammers used social media to get information about family, activities, etc.

Police Say Male Friend Dumped Philly Mom's Dead Body Along Road Near State College

Police say Pena died of drug overdose, then transported to Plainfield Road

By Lori Falce
Center Daily Times

A week after a woman’s body was found along Plainfield Road in Ferguson Township, police say they finally have answers about how she got there.

Ferguson Township police identified Corinne Pena, 35, of the Philadelphia area, on Wednesday, but in a Thursday press conference, they were still trying to figure out what happened to her.

A press release Saturday pointed to drugs.

“Although toxicology results are pending, evidence indicates Corinne died as a result of a drug overdose,” it read.

Coroner Scott Sayers said this week that toxicology results would take weeks.

According to police, Pena was staying in the area when she died.

“On Saturday night, Corinne’s friend found her dead inside his home,” the press release said. “The man transported and abandoned Corinne’s body along Plainfield Road.”

The man in question was not identified, but police said “the car used to transport Corinne’s body was located and is being searched for additional evidence.”

Pena was found dead at about 3:20 a.m. Feb. 14 by someone driving along the Ferguson Township road.

The investigation has not ended with the determination of the drug-related death. Police said charges are expected to be filed next week and additional information will be released at that time.

Those charges might have been avoided with a phone call.

Pennsylvania provides for Drug Overdose Response Immunity, a law passed in 2014 that puts the immediate needs of a person whose life is in danger from drugs above the arrest of someone involved.

“Police would like to remind everyone that any person who summons aid for someone believed to be in a medical emergency as a result of a drug overdose (is) immune from prosecution if they summon aid, give their name and remain with the person until emergency responders arrive,” the Ferguson release stated.

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Derrick City Fire Department Dispatched To Vehicle Fire with Exposures

At 8:20 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a vehicle fire with exposures at 412 Derrick Road in Foster Township.

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

February 9, 2016 was a good day for Johnsonburg Pennsylvania, and we all owe a Thank You to the United Steelworkers AND Domtar Corporation.

Unlike the illegal lockout at ATI in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United Steelworkers and owners of the Johnsonburg Mill stood together to stop 5 foreign countries from illegally “dumping” unfinished paper into the US market.

“Dumping” is when a foreign company sells a product in the United States at a price below its production cost or domestic sale price. Between 2012 and 2014, five countries nearly doubled their share of the US paper market, with imports rising almost 72%. The short-term result: slightly cheaper goods. The long-term cost: more than 2,500 American jobs and eight shuttered plants.

On February 9, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted unanimously in favor of USW, Domtar, et al, confirming illegal trade practices. “Our members should not have to face unfair and predatory trade practices. Their government should be initiating action but if they do not, we must,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard.

Our government didn’t initiate this action. Yet, politicians like Congressman Glenn Thompson and State Representative Matt Gabler claim credit, while undermining unions and Pennsylvania’s working people behind the scenes. Thompson continually sponsors anti-union legislation in Congress, while Gabler votes against workers in Harrisburg.

US ITC’s decision is a victory for Pennsylvania’s workers. USW and Domtar demonstrated what cooperation between labor and management can do; protect American jobs and businesses.

We applaud their success.

Kerith Strano Taylor, Candidiate
United States Congress, PA-5th
Jay Notarianni, Candidate
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 75th District

Eldred Dispatched To Pole Fire On Barnum Road

At 2:57 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Department has been dispatched to a pole fire in front of 337 Barnum Road.

Advanced Beekeeping Workshop February 29th Last Day To Register

Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Union Street

At 1:29 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to North Union Street for a link to life call.

Morris Dispatched To Ski Sawmill For Skiing Accident Victim

At 11:30 AM on Saturday, Morris Ambulance has been dispatched to Ski Sawmill on Oregon Hill Road for a female victim of a skiing accident.

Man Dies In Steuben County Crash

Bradford Man Jailed On Alleged Sexual Assaults Of 10 Year Old Female

Social Media Brings Siblings Together After 50 Years

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Seminar On Organic Agriculture Set For Saturday

Seminar On Organic Agriculture Set For Saturday

February 17th, 2016
Rob Thompson
An organic agriculture seminar will be held from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Genesee Environmental Center. Among its sponsors is the Potter County Conservation District (PCCD). Attendees will learn about topics such as organic no-till crop production to improve soil health, nutrient management, reduction of pollution, marketing opportunities, grazing season extension for ruminant livestock, and others. Lessons will help growers to diversify their operations and increase income with food that’s in demand due to the way it is grown. Content will also be of interest to small-scale vegetable gardeners who are considering incorporating organic practices. Rob Thompson, agriculture conservation technician at PCCD, said the seminar is part of an increased focus on organic farming by the district. In addition to running workshops and holding roundtable discussions dealing with organics, PCCD offers assistance with management plans for manure, agricultural tillage and nutrients to help reduce the impact of farming on natural resources. Anyone interested in learning more should call 814-274-8411, extension 4. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Register Now For ALPACAS A-Z SEMINAR At Cinco C's Alpacas near Port Allegany February 27th

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Candidates For LPNS

The Hunters Gun Show Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6 At Mead's Auction In Wellsboro, PA

Get A Great Deal On All In Stock Arctic Cat & Ski Doo Snowmobiles At Howard's Inc. In Coudersport

Join Hamilton's Maple Products For Breakfast This Saturday & Sundays From 8 to 2

U.S. Census Bureau Hiring Field Reps In Potter County, PA

Huge Public Auction On Sunday, February 21st At Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House In Bradford, PA

Zito Is Seeking A NOC Technician

The Weather Outside Is Frightful But My Car Is So Delightful Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow

Friday, February 19, 2016

Warren County warrant sweep

This afternoon at 1:00 pm Warren County sheriff's deputies launched "Operation Message" 

Deputies along with Warren County Probation Office, Pennsylvania State Constables assisted by the Warren County Drug Task Force started a county-wide warrant sweep. 

As of 5:00pm over 20 warrants had been executed including Magesterial District Justice, Common Pleas and Probation/Parole warrants. Warrants in Kane, Corry and Erie are being served. 

The reason for "Operation Message" is to let those with warrants out for them know law enforcement is not going away. The warrant sweep will continue all evening.

Philly mom found dead, 200 miles from home

Corinne Pena
by Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer.

A woman found dead on a central Pennsylvania roadside on Valentine's Day has been identified as a Philadelphia woman.

Corinne Pena, 35, had no obvious injuries on her body when a passerby found her Sunday morning on Plainfield Road in Ferguson Township, police said.

An autopsy did not reveal how she died, so the coroner is awaiting toxicology tests before ruling whether the suspicious death was a homicide, accident or otherwise, Ferguson Township Police Chief Diane Conrad said Thursday.

Investigators also are trying to trace her whereabouts before she died and find out whether she has any relationship to the area, Conrad said.


Federal Judge Orders John Rigas Be Released From Prison; To Come Home Next Week

Judge Sets John Rigas FREE!!!!! 

Judge Kimba Wood just signed the following motion:
ORDER TO REDUCE SENTENCE OF IMPRISONMENT TO TIME SERVED: IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the defendant's term of imprisonment is hereby reduced to the time he has already served. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant shall be released from the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons as soon as his medical condition permits, the release plan is implemented, and travel arrangements can be made. 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that upon his release from the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the defendant shall begin serving the six-month term of supervised release previously imposed. (As further set forth in this Order) (Signed by Judge Kimba M. Wood on 2/19/2016) (kl)

Dad won't be back in Potter County until sometime next week--we're working on the logistics now. We'll keep you posted. 

Thank you, all of our friends and family, for your love, prayers and support. It's kept everyone going, most of all our father. Stay tuned!

Bradford City Police Are Looking For These Individuals

Here is our latest warrant list! If you have any information on the whereabouts of these people please send us a message on Facebook or call 887-4911. All information can remain anonymous.

Eric Foust Is CVFD Fire Fighter of the Month

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Members at our regular monthly meeting chose Eric Foust as Fire Fighter of the Month (January) 2016.

Eric is a 12 year member, and is an interior Fire Fighter, Apparatus Operator - Being Certified to operate all of our apparatus. He's also Certified in CPR/First Aid, EVOC, Hazmat.

Congratulations Eric, Thank You

Chief Phelps

Spaghetti Dinner To Benefit Sami Jo Deiter Saturday At Coudersport Fire Department

Christopher R. Kontz, 26, of E. Ransom St., Port Allegany, PA

Christopher R. Kontz
Christopher R. Kontz

Christopher R. Kontz, 26, of E. Ransom St., Port Allegany, PA, passed away Thursday (Feb. 18, 2018) as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born March 9, 1989, he was a son of Patricia F. Kontz and stepson of the late Ronald L. Falk. He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Smethport Area High School, Class of 2007.

He was employed at GKN Sinter Metals of Emporium. 

Christopher enjoyed spending time with his children, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a member of the National Rifle Association. 

Surviving in addition to his mother, Patricia, are three sons, Tyler J. Kontz, Christopher F. Kontz, and Alexander J. Spencer all of Port Allegany; a daughter, Aleah M. Kontz of Port Allegany; three, sisters, Jessica L. Bundy and Sandra D. (Roger Green) Shaffer both of Port Allegany, Corina (Dustin Ganoe) L. Bundy of Warren, PA, a stepsister, Nicole F. (Dave) Stahlman of Port Allegany; a stepbrother, Brian P. (Amy) Falk of Hummelstown, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 23, 2016) in the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., with Rev. Anthony Edgell, pastor, officiating.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences can be made to: 
Patricia F. Falk
88 Church St.
Port Allegany, PA 16743

Sarah L. “Sally” Easton, 68, a longtime resident of Coudersport, PA formerly of Big Moore’s Run and Shinglehouse, PA

COUDERSPORT, PA---Sarah L. “Sally” Easton, 68, a longtime resident of Coudersport, PA formerly of Big Moore’s Run and Shinglehouse, PA passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a short illness.

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

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Candidates For LPNS

Welcoming Lana Mondreal Mulkin Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Richard Allan Blauvelt Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Willow Grayce Leigh Britton Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Penn State Extension- Strengthening Families Series Begins

A free seven-week series of the Penn State Extension Strengthening Families program will begin in early March. Sessions will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday evenings at the Coudersport Elementary School and will continue each Thursday evening. A home-style dinner will be offered from 5:30 to 6:00 pm followed by activities until 8:00 pm. This evidence-based program is open to any family with children ages 10-14 in Potter County. You need not be a Coudersport School District resident to participate.

Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth ages 10-14 features family discussions, games and activities to prepare youth for the teen years and help them avoid problems with peer pressure, alcohol, and drugs. Parents and caregivers will learn what challenges 10-14 year-olds face, how to solve problems with them, and ways to show love and support as well as improve family communications. Youth will learn how to handle frustration, resist peer pressure, and get along with others.

Navigating the pre-teen years can be a challenge for any parent and Strengthening Families can help! Together families will have fun completing activities, solving problems, and discussing what makes each family strong. Free childcare for younger siblings is available with advanced registration.

The Penn State Extension Strengthening Families series is supported by funding from Potter County Human Services. For more information or to register, please contact Mary Freeman at 274-8540 or

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Penn State DuBois Wrestling Champions

Row one: Joe Knarr, John Prentice, Brett Himes, Garrett Brown, Ty Haines, Jake Himes, Nate Rodgers.
Row two: Athletic Director Ken Nellis, Matt Humes, Deontay Wadley, Dennis Lumadue, Coach Dave Hoare, Devin Joiner, Bryce Hanley, Assistant Coach Joe Shields.

Penn State DuBois Wrestlers Claim Titles at PSUAC /USCAA National Invitational
STATE COLLEGE, PA. - Through the 2015-16 Penn State University Athletic Conference and United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Wrestling Invitational, the Penn State DuBois wrestling team took home both the PSUAC as well as the USCAA Championship titles by dominating the competition, Sunday afternoon, in Rec Hall.

DuBois, with 174 total points, took first over WVU Tech, who compiled 148.5 points, The Apprentice School was 3rd with 129 pts, and Alfred State claimed 4th place with 108 pts. Penn State Mont Alto was the closest finisher in the PSUAC standings, finishing in sixth with 60 points.

PSUD coaches Dave Hoare and Joe Shield put 7 wrestlers into the championship final, claiming 5 titles and 2 runners-up. Two other PSUD wrestlers placed 4th and 2 placed 5th to wrap up the scoring for DuBois. Champions included; Garret Brown (133lbs), Devin Joiner (141lbs), Ty Haines (149lbs), Jake Himes (157), and Bryce Hanley (285lbs). Placing second were John Prentice (165lbs) and Dennis Lumadue (184lbs). Overall PSUD wrestlers were very aggressive picking up 14 Falls and 2 Technical falls in the tournament.

This is the first year that PSUD has claimed the USCAA championship, overcoming past champions Apprentice School and WVU Tech for the title. DuBois has won the PSUAC title 4 of the past 5 years.

Championship bout results:
125 lbs 1st Ty Boyd - Apprentice Dec 7-4 Ryan Thierman - Alfred State
3rd Denis Robles-Gomes - WVU Tech WB Fall Brett Himes - PSU DuBois
5th Ethan Livernash - Alfred State Forfeit Ben Doll - Penn College
133 lbs 1st Garrett Brown - PSU DuBois Dec 7-5 OT Aaron Bright - Apprentice
3rd Othneil Edmond - WVU Tech WB Fall Jacob Michael - Apprentice
5th Paul Gonzales - WVU Tech Dec 6-4 Michael Boyle - Alfred State
141 lbs 1st Devin Joiner - PSU DuBois WB TF 16-1 Mike Perdomo - PSU Fayette
3rd JB Holden - PSU Mont Alto Dec 4-0 Robert Pritt - WVU Tech
5th Austin Parker - Alfred State
149 lbs 1st Ty Haines - PSU DuBois Dec 10-4 Alex Gallagher - PSU Mont Alto
3rd Mason Replogle - Penn College WB Fall Pedro Tavares - PSU Fayette
5th Jephte Juan Paul – WVU Tech WB Fall Chris Hercules - Apprentice
157 lbs 1st Jake Himes - PSU DuBois WB TF 18-0 Ethan Kenney - PSU Fayette
3rd Conrad Lacey – WVU Tech Dec 3-1 Tanner Leid - Penn College
5th Robert Saunders - Apprentice WB TF Tim Abbot - Williamson Trade
165 lbs 1st Clay Kocsis - PSU Mont Alto Dec 8-2 John Prentice - PSU DuBois
3rd Konner Kramer - Alfred State Dec 15-6 Chad Simmons - Apprentice
5th Joe Knarr - PSU DuBois Forfeit Jared Adam - PSU Mont Alto
174 lbs 1st George VanValen - Alfred State Dec 3-1 Colton Rowe - WVU Tech
3rd Dan Frankenfield - Penn College Dec 7-1 Deontay Wadley - PSU DuBois
5th Nathan Sisler - Alfred State Forfeit Alain Niyibizi - PSU New Kensington
184 lbs 1st Phil Marra - PSU New Kensington WB Fall Dennis Lumadue - PSU DuBois
3rd Ty Lehman - PSU Schuylkill Dec 7-4 Bradley Haggerty - Alfred State
5th Tyson Tillar - Apprentice Dec 6-1 Zain Ali - PSU Fayette

197 lbs 1st Terry Nance - WVU Tech Dec 13-6 Josh Rodriguez - Apprentice
3rd Austin Jacque - Williamson Trade Dec 7-4 Pat Fitzgerald - Penn College
5th Nate Rodgers - PSU DuBois235 lbs
1st Riley Andrews - Alfred State Dec 8-4 Steven Francisco - Apprentice
3rd Noah Julian - WVU Tech WB Fall Andrew Renninger - WVU Tech
5th Shakeem Lassister - Apprentice Dec 6-4 Alyk Harris - PSU New Kensington
285 lbs 1st Bryce Hanley - PSU DuBois WB Fall Jon Boarman - WVU Tech
3rd Aldo Guisse - PSU Schuylkill Dedc 6-4 Mitchell Lattuca - Alfred State
5th Devin Griffin - Apprentice WB Fall Ricardo Alvarez - PSU Mont Alto

Fish Fry Today At Roulette Volunteer Fire Department

McKean County Habitat For Humanity Completes A "Brush With Kindness" Project

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Preserving home exteriors and revitalizing neighborhoods. McKean Habitat's Pat Buccolini completing a "Brush with Kindness" project in Bradford, PA.

A Brush with Kindness is an exterior home preservation program that offers painting, landscaping and minor repair services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. 

Projects include painting, landscaping, weatherization and minor repair services.

Wellsville Police Arrest Man For Felony Drug Possession

Wellsville Police Blotter
Friday, February 19, 2016

Wellsville Police, with assistance from the Allegany County Probation Department, arrested Jonathan D. Prescott, age 24 of Wellsville, charging him with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (Class B Felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. 

The charges stem from an incident that took place on East State Street in the Village of Wellsville. Prescott was processed and arraigned before acting Wellsville Village Judge Ames. Prescott was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $10,000.00 cash bail $20,000.00 property bond. 

Prescott is due back in Wellsville Village Court at a later date. (Photo Provided)

Southern Tier Regional Task Force Arrests 2 Wellsville Residents On Felony Drug Charges

Wellsville Police Blotter
Friday February 19, 2016
Following investigations into the illegal sale of narcotics in the Village of Wellsville conducted by the Wellsville Police Department, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and New York State Police C-Net, the following individuals were arrested:
Dane T. Coats, age 26 of Wellsville, charging him with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (Class B Felony) and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (Class B Felony). Coats, who is currently incarcerated at the Allegany County Jail, was processed and arraigned before acting Wellsville Village Judge Ames. Coats was returned to the Allegany County Jail. (Photo Provided)
Lisa M. Jackson, age 54 of Wellsville, charging her with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (Class B Felony) and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (Class B Felony). Jackson was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Judge O’Connor on February 9th. Jackson was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $10,000.00 cash bail or $20,000.00 property bond. Jackson is due back in Wellsville Village Court at a later date. (Photo Provided)

Scarnati Statement on IFO Impact Fee Report

(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued a statement following the Independent Fiscal Office report released on the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee:

“Today’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) update on the Impact Fee states that the annual effective tax rate for the Marcellus Shale Industry for 2015 was 5.5%. For those who continuously claim that the Marcellus Shale Industry is not taxed – the report released today by the IFO clearly shows it has made significant payments since the establishment of the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee in 2012.

“Since 2012 our state has benefited from the more than $835 million that has been collected by the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee. Now is certainly not the time to change or eliminate a well-balanced funding mechanism, which not only benefits communities impacted by drilling, but statewide environmental initiatives as well.

“Over the last year we have seen drilling companies substantially cut positions due to low gas prices and placing an additional tax on them could further jeopardize family sustaining jobs in rural districts like the one I represent. As we continue to address the budget moving forward, it is vital that we help create and protect jobs, not impose immense taxes which could further harm our industries.”

Port Allegany Music Department will present SHOWCASE 2016 on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th

"The Port Allegany School District Music Department will present SHOWCASE 2016 on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th at the Port Allegany High School auditorium. The curtain time is 8 PM.

The concert features the PAHS Senior High Show Choir, the PAHS Junior High Show Choir, and the PAES Elementary Ensemble in a program consisting of Broadway, pop, and lighter tunes.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Port Allegany School District Office, 20 Oak St., Port Allegany or at the door on the evenings of the performances. General Admission tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for students."

Coudersport Ambulance To Steer Brook Road

At 12:03 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Steer Brook Road for a male to go to Cole Memorial.

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Summit Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Summit Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2016-02-19 00:00:00 at site SWEDEN VALLEY 101 5HU in Summit Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Summit Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2016-02-19 00:00:00 at site SWEDEN VALLEY 101 4HU in Summit Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Summit Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2016-02-19 00:00:00 at site SWEDEN VALLEY 101 3HU in Summit Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

JKLM ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Summit Twp Township

JKLM ENERGY LLC reports drilling started on 2016-02-19 00:00:00 at site SWEDEN VALLEY 101 2HU in Summit Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Hilltop, Smethport Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak

At 11:08 AM on Friday, Hilltop, Smethport Fire Departments have been dispatched to natural gas leak at 449 Woodard Road in Keating Township.

Pa. Gov. Wolf adviser John Hanger leaving administration

John Hanger

One of Gov. Tom Wolf's closest advisers is leaving the administration to spend more time with his family.

John Hanger, the secretary of policy and planning, will return to Worcester, Massachusetts, where his wife, a vice provost at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and daughter live.

“John's service to my administration has been invaluable, and it is difficult to see John leave his current position. I have known John for many years and I am glad that John will continue to provide me the benefit of his counsel and expertise in the years ahead,” Wolf said in a statement.

Hanger previously served as secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection under former Gov. Ed Rendell and was a former member of the state Public Utility Commission. He joined Wolf's administration last year after initially running against him for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2014.

“Commuting regularly to and from Massachusetts and doing my demanding job has become impossible. At this point, it is important to place first my wife of 36 years and my remarkable daughter who have supported me in my work.

Sarah Galbally, Hanger's deputy, will replace him.

“Sarah has been a key advisor for more than two and a half years,” Wolf said. “She has served ably as John's deputy, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in her new role.”

In addition, Wolf also announced that Will Danowski, the acting secretary of legislative affairs, will now serve in the role permanently. - Pittsburgh's News Source

Capitol Updates By Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, February 19, 2016 The latest news from the State Capitol

Answer the Call: Save Our Ambulance Services

With rural ambulance services across our region struggling with limited funding and a declining number of volunteers, a Rural EMS Task Force has been established to develop solutions to ensure the future of these vital, life-saving services.

If you have ideas to help save our ambulance services, or if you simply want to be part of the conversation because you value these services, please consider joining us. The success of the task force depends upon bringing people from various backgrounds and perspectives together to share their ideas. Just call one of my offices (contact information listed below) and let me know you’d like to be part of the solution.

The task force will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at the McKean County EMA/911 Center conference room. The center is located at 17175 Route 6 in Smethport.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinics Scheduled; Bradford Session Next Week

Need help with your Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications? My office is holding several clinics to provide assistance -- at no charge -- to anyone eligible for the program. The first session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Greater Bradford Senior Activity Center, 60 Campus Dr., Bradford.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with permanent disabilities who meet certain income guidelines. Renters may earn up to $15,000 annually and qualify for the program, while homeowners may earn up to $35,000. Exclude 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits when calculating income.

The clinics are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 1, 10 a.m. to noon – Emporium Senior Center, 213 ½ S. Maple St., Emporium.
  • Tuesday, March 1, 1:30-3 p.m. – Port Allegany Senior Center, 216 N. Main St., Port Allegany.
  • Wednesday, March 2, 9-11 a.m. – Coudersport Senior Center, 171 Route 6 West, Coudersport.
  • Wednesday, March 2, 1-3 p.m. – Oswayo Valley Senior Center, 106 S. Oswayo St., Shinglehouse.
  • Wednesday, March 9, 9-11 a.m. – Harrison Valley Community Building, 205 E. Main St., Harrison Valley.
  • Thursday, March 10, 1-3 p.m. – Kane Senior Center, 100 Fraley St., Kane.
  • Wednesday, March 23, 9-11 a.m. – Eldred Senior Center, 169 Main St., Eldred.
  • Wednesday, March 23, 1-2:30 p.m. – Smethport Senior Center, 119 W. Main St., Smethport.
No appointments are necessary. Be sure to bring the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.
If you have questions, or you need assistance and are unable to attend one of the clinics, contact any of the offices listed below and we will be happy to help! More information and claim forms are available at

  • Bradford: 78 Main St., First Floor – 814-362-4400.
  • Coudersport: 107 S. Main St., Room 1 – 814-274-9769.
  • Kane: 55 Fraley St. – 814-837-0880.

Assistance for Veterans Available at Coudersport Office Thursday

Veterans in need of assistance with issues such as compensation, education, pension and health care may receive help at my Coudersport office this Thursday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please call the office at 814-274-9769 to make an appointment.

For information about future veterans outreach dates and locations, click here.

Read All About It!

The winter edition of my newsletter is now available online! To read more about the state budget, local news and upcoming events, click here.


02/18/2016 09:07 PM EST
PEKING FOOD LLC of BROOKLYN, NY, is recalling Chef Hon brand STEAMED BUNS WITH SEAFOOD & VEGETABLE and STEAMED BUNS WITH SEAFOOD MARINATED IN XO-SAUCE, because they contain undeclared eggs. People who have an allergy to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
02/19/2016 01:37 PM EST
WBY Foods of Marblehead, MA, is recalling its Chappaqua Crunch Simply Granola with Blueberries and Bananas, in 13 ounce packages, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
02/19/2016 04:51 PM EST
Country Life Natural Foods of Pullman, MI is recalling shelled raw pistachios, sold in 2 lb bags and 30 lb boxes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Flying Food Group, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Wraps Due to Adulteration, Misbranding, and Undeclared Allergens
Flying Food Group, LLC, a Grapevine, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,006 pounds of Edamame Hummus Wrap products due to adulteration and misbranding.

ServSafe Food Safety Course

ServSafe is a 15-hour certification program developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The course meets certification requirements for individuals who are responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, elder care facilities, lodges, bed & breakfasts, community centers, and other food concessions (organizations or businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis).

This 2-day class is being held on Mondays, March 21 and March 28, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the PCEC’s Coudersport office. The cost is $175 and includes book, study guide and exam. For more information or to register, call 877-489-7398 or go to

Get A Great Deal On All In Stock Arctic Cat & Ski Doo Snowmobiles At Howard's Inc. In Coudersport

Morris Dispatched For Motor Vehicle Crash On Rt. 414

At 1:18 AM on Friday, Morris Fire Department has been dispatched to the area of 3751 Rt. 414 for a motor vehicle accident. Unknown injuries.

Huge Public Auction On Sunday, February 21st At Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House In Bradford, PA

The Weather Outside Is Frightful But My Car Is So Delightful Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow

Join Hamilton's Maple Products For Breakfast This Saturday & Sundays From 8 to 2

U.S. Census Bureau Hiring Field Reps In Potter County, PA