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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Bolivar & Richburg Dispatched To Quarters

At 11:40 PM on Saturday, Bolivar and Richburg Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to standby at quarters.

Bolivar dispatched for traffic control at an accident. Richburg has been recalled. 

Apparently Fire Dept. personnel and police are on scene of a traffic accident where the driver has left the scene. Police are concerned for the driver's well being as none of the area hospitals have reported anyone coming in from the crash.

Efforts under way to find abandoned Pa. gas, oil wells

Andrew Zadnik probably walked through the same patch of woods in Toms Run Nature Reserve a dozen times while inspecting an abandoned oil well without realizing the remnants of another uncapped well were sticking out of the ground nearby.

A contractor hired by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to plug two non-producing wells on the preserve in Kilbuck and Ohio townships found it and another one, evidence of the unmapped drilling that took place for decades before the first reporting requirements were passed in the 1950s.

“They were completely hidden. Nobody knew about them,” said Zadnik, director of land stewardship for the conservancy, which obtained a $140,000 grant from shale well impact fee money to plug the first two wells and is considering what to do about others.

Efforts under way to find abandoned Pa. gas, oil wells

Larry E. BARBER, 57, of Ulysses, PA


Larry E. BARBER, 57, of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Local homeless vets receive hand up with $199,000 grant

By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent
Bradford Era

EMPORIUM — A new program is benefitting veterans in the area by identifying and assisting individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

A grant in the amount of $199,000 was utilized to set up the homelessness prevention program by the Northern Tier Community Action Corporation (NTCAC) to benefit veterans in Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter counties.

In February, Emporium resident Bob Hostler was appointed to serve as the homeless veterans outreach coordinator working with the program, which Hostler says currently has about 10 veterans currently enrolled.

“I didn’t think this affected us in this area, but it does,” Hostler said. “It’s not the older vets most people think of when they think of homeless veterans, at least not in this area. It’s not the guys living on the streets with serious mental health issues like you see in New York City or DC. Here, it’s younger guys, mostly 21-28 years of age.”

“Every once in awhile we get a tip on someone squatting in an old RV or a blighted house, but we have a lot of couch bouncers or those who are just getting ready to be evicted.” Hostler stated that these veterans are the hardest to find because so many of them do not fit into the traditional definition of homeless. “They’re couch hopping. Staying with one friend till they’ve worn out their welcome and then moving on. They lack direction.”  Read more....

Helicopters Dispatched For Burn Victims From Outside Fire On County Road 38 In Alma

Crews are currently operating at the scene of an outside fire with multiple burn victims. 2 helicopters have been requested to the scene. Location is County Rd. 38 in Alma

Bolivar Ambulance to interface with Amity Medics with one burn patient en route to Jones Memorial in Wellsville. 

Wellsville Ambulances were previously dispatched to scene. 
2 victims were flown to unknown hospitals. 

Allentown Volunteer Fire Department Bolivar ambulance is transporting 1 to jmh the other 2 are going to Strong in Rochester

Wellsville Daily Reporter
One of the victims was said to have second- and third-degree burns over 95 percent of the body, while a female has reportedly suffered third-degree burns to the face and stomach. The accident reportedly happened when gas was poured on a fire, causing the three to be burned.

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Bradford Dispatched To Dumpster Fire On South Center Street

At 5:28 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Firefighters have been dispatched to the parking lot on South Center Street for a possible dumpster fire.

Jane E. Nunamaker, 77, of Delmar, MD formerly of Olean, NY,

DELMAR, MD---Jane E. Nunamaker, 77, of Delmar, formerly of Olean, NY, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 in the Aurora Senior Living of Manokin in Princess Anne, MD, after a short illness.

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

FERC Rejects Pipeline In HIstoric First Time

Robert E. Root Sr., 69, of Brooklyn St., Duke Center, PA

Robert E. Root Sr.

Duke Center- Robert E. Root Sr., 69, of Brooklyn St., passed away suddenly Saturday (March 12th, 2016) at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo following a brief illness.

Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 pm at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 am.

Arrangements are incomplete and a full obituary will follow in Monday's edition.

Ruth L. Chapin Mangold, 90, of Broad St., Port Allegany, PA

Ruth L. Chapin Mangold
Ruth L. Chapin Mangold

PORT ALLEGANY- Ruth L. Chapin Mangold, 90, of Broad St., passed away Friday (Mar. 11, 2016) as a result from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born October 2, 1925 in Royersford, PA, she was a daughter of Clifford and Ireva Holcomb Prindle. On May 30, 1948, she married Harold E. Chapin, who died Sept. 24, 2000. On Aug. 30, 2014, in Port Allegany, she married Donald Mangold, who survives.

She had worked for North Penn Gas Co. as a bookkeeper and secretary, and also with Port Allegany Planing Mill as a secretary, and later as co-owner of the former Chapin’s Market, retiring in 1976. She later worked for G.L. Carlson, Inc. of Turtlepoint.

Ruth was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1943.

Mrs. Mangold was a member of the United Methodist Church., Port Allegany, where she was a member of the Methodist Women and Anna Oral Circle. She was a former Sunday school teacher with the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany; member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW, Post 6391, Port Allegany, former member and Past Noble Grand of Rebekah Westeria Lodge, Port Allegany; member of the Red Hat Ladies, Glamorous Gatorettes chapter, Port Allegany; and the Port Allegany Senior Center. 

Surviving in addition to her husband, Donald, are two daughters, Jeanne C. (John) Buchanan of Port Allegany, and Cathy R. (David) Causer of Turtlepoint; 7 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren; two stepsons, James (Jill) Mangold of Zamba, Africa, and Sandy Mangold of Las Vegas,; 6 step-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, late husband Harold, and two sisters, Lorna J. Meacham and Beverly R. Popowski.

Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. Monday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday (Mar. 15, 2016) in the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, with Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made to: 

The next monthly meeting for the North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc

The next monthly meeting for the North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc will be held Wednesday, March 16, at 6 PM at the Penn State Extension, Water St. Coudersport.

Anyone interested in honey bees or beekeeping is invited to attend. Questions please call Joan at 814-697-7586 or email

Phyllis Marie (Matteson) Denhoff, 83, Wellsville, NY

Phyllis Marie (Matteson) Denhoff
Phyllis Marie (Matteson) Denhoff

Phyllis Marie (Matteson) Denhoff, 83, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, NY

Born September 9, 1932 she was the daughter of Mart and Helen M. Pelchy Matteson. On January 1, 1949 in Coudersport she married James L. Denhoff, Sr. and celebrated their 50th Golden Anniversary January 1, 1999. He preceded her in death September 19, 2004.

She was a long time resident of Genesee, PA and worked for several years at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Phyllis and Jim lived in Tucson, AZ where Phyllis retired from the Tucson Medical Center of Tucson, AZ. After retirement Phyllis and Jim returned to Pennsylvania for a few years, then moved to Wellsville, NY, in 2002. She enjoyed reading, sports, especially baseball and grandchildren events. She enjoyed working in flower gardens.

Surviving are her sons, James L. (Mary Gail) Denhoff, Jr. of Andover, NY, and Gary W. (Louise) Denhoff of Ulysses, PA, daughters, Wanda (Joseph) Boden of Andrews Settlement, PA, and Diane Kay Denhoff(James) Campbell of Wellsville, NY, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 3 great- great grandchildren, sister; Agnas (Matteson) Currier of Wellsville, NY and brother; Marion Matteson of Wellsville, NY. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son; Terry, siblings; Orville Matteson, Alva Matteson, Ernest Matteson, Iva Austin, and Mildred Matteson.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 12-1pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St. Coudersport, PA, funeral services will follow at 1pm , Pastor Hank St. Amour of the Hebron Union Church officiating. Burial in Woodland Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Potter Unit, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

Online condolences at

Easter Sunrise Service Set In Galeton At Collins Memorial Park On March 27th

The Galeton Easter Sunrise service will be held, on Easter Sunday March 27th in the Collins Memorial Park, near the Galeton Public Library at 7:00 am.

Pastor Tom Shatto, minister of the Galeton Shared Ministry will preside. All are welcome to come and celebrate.

St. Marys Dispatched To Wildfire On Washington Street

At 3:17 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Department has been dispatched to a wildfire near 879 Washington Street.


Coudersport, Pennsylvania, March 11, 2016– During Holy Week, Coudersport Ministerium will host a Community Prayer Walk on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 beginning at noon.

All are welcome to join us. Walkers can meet in front of Christ Church, 601 N. Main Street at noon, or can join the walk at any point along Main Street. The walk will end at the Coudersport Free Methodist Freedom Center located at 507 S. Main Street. A soup and sandwich lunch will be offered at the Freedom Center beginning at noon and continuing until all of the Prayer Walkers have eaten.

The purpose of prayer-walking is to seek God's guidance, mercy, and transforming power—both for our community, and for ourselves as God's servants in this community. During the walk several stops are made along the way to pray for the residents of the community, the businesses, our government, and the world.

Prayer-walking can be a valuable tool for identifying and sharing needs and concerns, for connecting with partners in prayer, becoming more familiar with the community we all serving, and preparing us spiritually for renewal in our lives and the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ at Easter.

Harrison Valley, Ulysses & Westfield Dispatched To Wildfire

At 3:07 PM on Saturday, Harrison Township, Ulysses and Westfield have been dispatched to a wildfire on the Harrison-Fox Hill Road near the old Kibbe farm.

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Several Tioga County Fire Departments Dispatched to Wildfire

At 1:25 PM on Saturday, Westfield, Clymer, Galeton, Knoxville and Chatham Fire Departments have been dispatched to a wildfire.

230 Car Coal Train Got Stopped In Time To Avoid Rock Slide

Austin Dispatched to Smoke Investigation

At 12:48 PM on Saturday, Austin Fire Department has been dispatched for a smoke investigation.

Lois M. McClain, 87, of Elmira, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Lois M. McClain
Lois M. McClain
“beloved mother and grandmother”

ELMIRA, NY---Lois M. McClain, 87, of Elmira, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at The Elderwood at Waverly Nursing Home, in Waverly, NY, after a long illness.

Born on November 30, 1928 at the family homestead in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Elmo and Dora Curtis Perkins. In Shinglehouse, she married Charlie McClain, who predeceased her on November 2, 1988.

Lois attended Shinglehouse High School. She was employed at Sprout’s Drug Store in Shinglehouse and had also been the manager of the Oswayo Apartments in Shinglehouse.

She was a faithful member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, a member of the Mary Martha group of the church, and had also sung in the choir. 

She enjoyed plastic canvas crafts, knitting, crocheting, and crafts in general. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are two sons, Rick (Elaine) Shavalier of Port Allegany, PA and Kevin (Elizabeth) Shavalier of Elmira; a daughter, Joy M. (Larry) Campbell of Elmira; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, including a baby boy born on March 10, 2016; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lois was predeceased by two grandsons, Rickey C. Lockwood and David E. Shavalier; three brothers, Edgar Perkins, Curtis Perkins, and Olin Perkins; and two sisters, Helen Voorhees and Doris Washburn.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will follow at 12 noon with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 296, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

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

PA House of Representatives Schedule For Week of March 14th

The Weekly Schedule

Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted below.  More information regarding these bills can be found at by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.

Monday, March 14, 2016
Committee Meetings/Hearings
EDUCATION (HOUSE AND SENATE), 10:30 a.m., Hearing Room #1, North Office Building
  • Joint House and Senate public hearing on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
INSURANCE, 11 a.m., Room B-31, Main Capitol
  • HB 1766 (Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna): Allows future insurance policy reserves to be based on Principle-Based Reserving (PBR) rather than the current formulaic method.
TRANSPORTATION, 11:30 a.m., Room 205, Ryan Office Building
  • HB 1171 (Rep. Matt Baker, R-Bradford/Potter/Tioga): Bridge designation: Lance Corporal Michael G. Plank Memorial Bridge.
  • HB 1561 (Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Fayette/Greene/Washington): Requires PennDOT to establish and enforce specifications for local farmers’ markets and farm stands signs on state highways and allows for the waiver of the permit fee requirement.
  • Read more of the schedule here............

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They are all bottle babies because their mother wouldn't take them, so they are accustom to being handled. We have 4 males(cut) and 3 females for sale. 

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Bradford Youth Taking Soccer Skills Overseas

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  Sixteen-year-old Todd Smith of Bradford is taking his skills overseas. Today he reports to the ChievoVerona
  International Academy for soccer. The academy, located in Verona, Italy, is an elite club which brings the best soccer
  players from throughout the world to train and display their soccer skills.

March 11, 2016--To say Todd Smith gets a kick out of soccer is an understatement.

The Bradford teen will be showcasing his soccer moves on the international stage when the 16-year-old reports to the ChievoVerona International Academy in Chievo (outside of Verona), Italy, today. The academy is an elite training camp that brings together those with impressive soccer skills from all over the world.

While there, Todd will play against some of the best soccer players in the world and show what this Bradford Area High School sophomore has to offer.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Todd said of the 12-day camp. “Hopefully they will see me as a very good player when I am over there.
“As a kid I guess I went towards soccer instead of football,” he said, adding he started his love for soccer at the tender age of 3. “There’s no other sport.”

And in a world where location is everything, Todd could not be in a better place – Italy, Spain and England are the top European countries in soccer.

Todd, who is believed to be the first soccer player from Bradford to go to this academy, is ready for whatever comes.

If scouted and given an offer while in Italy, the center midfielder is prepared to make the move to Europe if he gets the call. If not, he hopes to play soccer in college at a District I school. His ultimate goal is to play professionally.

“As a student, I have to keep an open mind for ideas, routes to success.”

The modest teen is not taking this opportunity for granted.

“Yes, this is my moment … this is a big accomplishment,” he said.

The academy is a residential program for hands-on, intense training. While this may seem intimidating to some, Todd is used to hard work.

He participates in the Buffalo (N.Y.) Empire United team which takes him to western New York three days a week. This is a club team that travels all over the region. He also has played varsity soccer at BAHS in both his freshman and sophomore years.

And Todd doesn’t just use his noggin for headers – he also takes AP and college courses in high school and maintains a 4.0.

“I don’t know how he does it,” his mom Barb Smith said. “I wish I did, but I don’t … he works very hard and does it all on his own pretty much.”
It’s apparent Todd is driven on and off the field.

“I always do my schoolwork. I am very dedicated to my (school) work. That work comes first. I try to balance both out.”

It turns out his brother Grant may claim responsibility for inspiring his brother on the soccer field.

“His brother Grant played and he followed Grant,” Smith said. Following Grant has afforded Todd to follow his dreams.

“That ball. He would kick it all the time,” Smith said.

And Grant won’t be far away from his brother in Italy as the trip has turned into a family affair.

“We are up for an adventure,” said Smith, who is making the trek to Italy with her husband Larry and older son Grant.

Todd’s also up for an adventure by showing his skills in a major way, but this is something he has been ready for. Todd said he’s been searching for ways to up his exposure.

For the past couple of years, Todd has taken part in camps throughout the United States, but was not asked to go to the international one, which was in London. But in 2015, he took part in the regional camp in Pittsburgh followed by the national training camp in Georgia. At that camp, he was picked to go to Italy.

Todd knew he was going to the camp in July, but the word did not get out until recently.

“I have kind of kept it quiet,” he said, adding his fellow students in Bradford think it’s “pretty cool” and his teammates in Buffalo “are excited for me.”

Classmates and teammates are not the only ones excited.

“I am very excited,” Smith said. “He has been working hard all his life for something and it has finally happened.

Todd added that he did not get this chance on his own.

“I would like to thank for guiding me on my road to success so far. Those people include my Bradford coaches; Bradford High Coaches Wes Lorhman, Patrick Connelly, Peter Butler, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Men's soccer coach, Derek Panol, Bob Bly, Dana Wells, Lonny Packard, Justin Ridley, Garrick Anderson, Greg Gleason, Danny Neighbor, Donny Hayden, R.J. Jordan, Cody Bly. Also, Buffalo Empire United coach Selim Talbi, Mike Ertel and Mel Mahler. I would also like to have a big thanks to Greg Knowlton at Knowlton's Personal Fitness and the most thanks to my parents and family for the love and support throughout the years.”

Thank you from Donna Thomas and the Thomas and Achberger families.

We would like to thank all of the people who came together to honor the life of a truly wonderful man. 

Jack was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all. We will always remember the many acts of kindness shown to us. 

To the people who came together to call, offer help, send cards, bring food, and donate to the library in his name, you are truly appreciated. 

A special thank you to Valerie, Pastor Mastin, the Potter County Honor Guard, the Ulysses Fire Company, and the gracious ladies who provided the lovely meal for our family and friends. 

The advantage to living in a close knit community can never be taken for granted. Jack knew so many people and if he didn't know someone, he asked. He will be missed.

Thank you from Donna Thomas and the Thomas and Achberger families.

Fly Fishing Film Tour Sunday At 3 PM At Coudersport Theatre

PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Corp

PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Corp in Norwich Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-03-10 to Seneca Resources Corp in Norwich Twp, McKean county. 78.56(a) - PITS AND TANKS FOR TEMPORARY CONTAINMENT - Operator failed to contain pollutional substances and wastes from the drilling, altering, completing, recompleting, servicing and plugging the well, including brines, drill cuttings, drilling muds, oils, stimulation fluids, well treatment and servicing fluids, plugging and drilling fluids other than gases in a pit, tank or series of pits and tanks.
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PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-03-07 00:00:00 to EXCO RESOURCES PA LLC for site CHAAPEL HOLLOW UNIT 7H in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Horton Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-03-07 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site THORS HAMMER 592627 in Horton Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Smethport Dispatched For House Fire On Willow Street

At 11:34 AM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Department has been dispatched to 38 East Willow Street for a house fire.
11:45--Fire under control.

Author Questions Why Donald Trump Is So Popular With Voters

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Shinglehouse Ambulance To Camp Road In Clara Township

At 10:08 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Camp Road in Clara Township for a person who has fallen.

Spring Cleanup! Howard's Inc. Has The Tools You Need!!

Part Time RN Supervisor At Lakeview Health Care & Rehabilitation Center In Smethport

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking A Data Collection & Submission Registered Nurse

Zito Has An Opening For A Senior Tax Accountant In Coudersport, PA

Candidates Wanted For Drug & Alcohol Specialist Position In Port Allegany, PA

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Special March Auctions Set At Mercer Livestock Auction On Route 19 In Mercer, PA

Shinglehouse Ambulance Annual Chicken BBQ Sunday From 11 AM until Gone

Entertainers Wanted For Sweden Valley Manor Summer Concert Series

Friday, March 11, 2016

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George W. “Bill” Anderson, 84, of Galeton, PA

George W. “Bill” Anderson

George W. “Bill” Anderson, 84, of Galeton, PA, passed away with his loving family by his side on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Cole Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Coudersport, after a long illness.

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

Lois M. McClain, 87, of Elmira, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Lois M. McClain

Lois M. McClain, 87, of Elmira, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at The Elderwood at Waverly Nursing Home, in Waverly, NY, after a long illness.

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

Jane E. Lane, 95, of Galeton, PA

Jane E. Lane

Jane E. Lane, 95, of Galeton, PA, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

 Born September 15, 1920 in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Silas and Frances (Keller) Finch. She was a graduate of Galeton High School. She was married to James "Shorty" Lane for 61 years before he preceded her in death. 

Jane worked at Martin's Grocery Store in Galeton for 34 years, retiring in 1982. 

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Galeton, a member of the Galeton Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Galeton Legion Auxiliary, was on the Human Services Advisory Board, worked at the Galeton Senior Center, and recently, was a Peer Helper and Ombudsman at Cole Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. 

Jane was a sweet, kind, generous, and helpful woman who enjoyed reading, going to camp, baking, sewing, knitting, and crocheting. She often donated what she made to one of many charitable organizations. She was an avid card and letter writer and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. 

She will be missed by her family, friends and the Galeton community. 

Surviving are a son, James R. (Linda) Lane, Coudersport; three granddaughters, Alyssa Lane, Atlanta, GA, Heather (Tom) Ryder, Gainesville, GA and Meredith (JR) Page, Coudersport; six great grandchildren, Adrian, Rosalyn, Andrew, Gabriel, Mitchell and Lane Elizabeth; two nieces, Ann Lauer and Margie Miller; and three nephews; Alan Finch, Tim Aley and Chad Lytle. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Jane was predeceased by three brothers; Joe, Albert and her twin, James, and two sisters, Geraldine and Harriet. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm and on Monday, March 14, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church, Galeton, from 10:00-11:00am. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00am with the Rev. Tom Shatto officiating. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. 

 Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Galeton or the Cole Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Activity Fund.

Kenneth J. “Sarge” Wynick, age 83 of Westfield, PA

Kenneth J. “Sarge” Wynick

Kenneth J. “Sarge” Wynick, age 83 of Westfield, PA,  passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016.

 Born April 26, 1932 in Whites Corners, PA, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Mary (Senzel) Wynick, Sr. He married Virginia Warmus in 1956. 

Sarge retired from Consolidated Gas Transmission with over 30 years of service. 

He was a member of the St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. 

 He was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman, loved woodworking and delivered for the local food pantry and his fruit baskets.

Sarge is survived by his wife, Virgina; his daughter, Theresa (Roger) McCullen of Westfield; a grandson, Dalton McCullen of Westfield; a sister, Arlene Haskins of Kissimmee, FL and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

 He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Clarence, Evelyn, Clara and Charles. 

The family would like to send a special thank you to Rev. Carl Greene.

Family will received friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St. Westfield on Monday, 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral mass will be held at the St. Catherine’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, 10:00AM with Father John Kita officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. 

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc., P.O. Box 300, Danville, PA 17821. 

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Shinglehouse Ambulance To Hyde Road

At 6:45 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Hyde Road in Sharon Township for a dog bite.

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, March 11, 2016
The latest news from the State Capitol 

Standing Up for Taxpayers - On Thursday, I joined some of my fellow Northern Pennsylvania legislators from the House Republican Caucus in rejecting Gov. Tom Wolf’s demand for massive tax increases, including an increase to the Personal Income Tax as part of his annual budget proposal. That 11 percent tax increase (retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016), along with several others, would amount to an annual tax hike of $2.7 billion.

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We held a news conference at Penn Central Door in Dubois, where we discussed our opposition to Wolf’s proposal for extensive tax hikes that are opposed by a large majority of Pennsylvanians – working families, senior citizens and small business owners.

The governor is seeking $7.4 billion in supplements for the current fiscal year, which is a spending increase of 5.8 percent for 2015-16 and a 7.9 percent increase for 2016-17.

Pennsylvanians have made it very clear that they cannot afford the governor’s unreasonable and irresponsible proposals for new taxes. The idea of an 11 percent Personal Income Tax hike, retroactive to Jan. 1, hits not only Pennsylvanians’ paychecks, but also their savings accounts. We are here to stand up for taxpayers and ensure they can keep their hard-earned money.

The Klark family, owners of Penn Central Door since 1989, said Wolf’s increased taxes could be devastating to small businesses.

“We are very concerned about the impacts that a higher income tax will have on our business. Less money in people’s pockets means less opportunity for us to serve our customers. That hurts our employees, who would also have to pay the higher taxes themselves. It is already a challenge to do business, and it just seems like the governor wants to make it harder,” said Andy Klark, president of Penn Central Door.

We also called on the governor to release education funds to prevent the closure of public schools in the state. Wolf cut $3 billion in basic education funding as part of his partial veto of the House-passed budget. The lawmakers said the governor should work with the Legislature to develop solutions that keep the state operating without resorting to broad-based tax increases.

Gov. Wolf’s Agriculture Cuts - 
I joined Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) this week in challenging Gov. Tom Wolf to restore the agriculture funding he cut from the 2015-16 state budget with his line-item veto.

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Many people aren’t aware that we do have a state budget in place. Before the governor signed it in to law, he made $6 billion in cuts that included approximately $50 million in reductions for agriculture funding that are having a drastic impact on Pennsylvania’s No. 1 industry.

Wolf’s agriculture cuts, combined with the unwillingness of 75 House Democrats to support funding of “state-related schools” (Penn State, Temple and Lincoln universities, as well as the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine), which must receive two-thirds support to pass, leaves the continued operations of Penn State’s Cooperative Extension Service in danger. Both Gabler and Sankey have voted twice in support of legislation releasing money for the state-related schools.

“Penn State Extension is preparing for the possibility of having to discontinue the valuable services they provide to rural Pennsylvania, our agriculture community and everyone who shops at grocery stores or eats at restaurants,” said Sankey. “They are on call for farmers when they encounter an unfamiliar situation and need advice on how to proceed. The service also conducts critical research on issues like avian flu, which has the potential to significantly impact the state’s economy.

“More than 100,000 people with ties to the extension service stand to be affected if this money, which is sitting in the state treasury, is not released. That includes approximately 1,100 full-time employees and hundreds of people involved with 4-H clubs around the state.”

The governor’s cuts will also impact the forest products industry, an important local employer.

Pennsylvania is an international powerhouse in the areas of hardwoods production and other forest products, and our region of the state provides a great deal of timber, paper and other important products. Gov. Wolf’s cuts to hardwood research and promotion and the Hardwood Development Council are unnecessary, especially with taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars sitting in Harrisburg not being put to work. We call on him to work with us to reinstate agriculture funding and avert this crisis. 

Know Your Second Amendment Rights -
State Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) and I are hosting a concealed carry seminar on Saturday, March 19, at 9 a.m., at the Clearfield Driving Park in Expo Building 1 of the Clearfield County Fairgrounds. The seminar, which is free to attend, will be held during the Central PA Outdoor and Sports Show being held at the fairgrounds that weekend.

Speakers include Clearfield County Sheriff Wes Thurston, Clearfield County District Attorney Bill Shaw and United States Concealed Carry Association Instructor Jerry Schickling.

If you already have a concealed carry permit, or are thinking of obtaining one, please consider attending this seminar. There are misconceptions about concealed carry laws in Pennsylvania and we’re hosting this event in an effort to lay out the facts for gun owners. 

Recognizing Our Future Leaders -
Congratulations to Hunter Riddle, William Upperman and Timothy Schreiber, whose Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be held this Sunday in St. Marys. 

Roulette Ambulance To Pine Lane

At 5:32 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Pine Lane for a medical emergency.

Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sale At Ben's Garage Saturday In Coudersport

Girl Scout Booth sale for troop 26800
Saturday, March 12 
at Ben's Garage (across from Kaytees), 
from 10am until 1 pm or sold out?

3 Dogs Missing From Laninger Creek In Roulette Township

Three of our dogs took a walk from our home on Laninger Creek. 

Kappe is a large black husky mix and has a shock collar on. 

Murphy is a beagle. 

Yoshe is wirehair hound mix and is only 7 months old. 

All have tags. Please call, 544-9080, 544-9040 or 203-3964. 

Thank you. The Cimino's.
 8.15 pm Murphy the Beagle is home. 1 Down2 to go.  Rob Cimino.
Kappe has came home. Still missing is the young one Yoshe. He most likely is not sure of his way home as he is new here. Thanks.

The last one is found. Mr. Miller up Cow Hollow called, Yoshe was sleeping on his back deck this morning. He knew who to call thank's to Solomans Word. Thanks again.  The Cimino's.

Room & Board Recalls Chairs Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Room & Board (Recall Alert)

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RIVER AND ROADWAY CLEAN-UP Sunday, March 20TH In Preparation For Annual Canoe Classic April 2nd

Several local organizations will be coming together for our Annual River and roadside clean-up on Sunday, March 20TH, and we are looking for volunteers. 

This is great opportunity to help make our area even more beautiful. You can choose to help clean the Driftwood Branch Stream or clean the roadway along Rt. 120. 

To participate in the river clean up you must have a canoe and a partner or kayak. You will be assigned to specific locations along the stream or highway. We will be meeting at the railroad bridge in Cameron at 12:00 (noon). Gloves, trash bags, and safety vests will be provided to participants. 

We are hopeful that we will have enough volunteers to clean the Stream from Cameron to Driftwood and RT 120 from Emporium to Driftwood. Refreshments will be served. 

As always, we encourage young people to become involved in this event. This is a great way to make a positive impact and earn project service hours while having fun. You can register at the High School office. To earn service credits you must also sign in on location at the start and finish of the event. Contact a representative of one of the following organizations if you have any questions.

Randy Bailey - Canoe and Kayak Classic Organization - 814-546-2011
Don Bickford - Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities - 814-598-0381
Bill Smith - Mountaineer Search and Rescue - 814-595-7587
Steve VanEerden - Bucktail Watershed Association - 814-486-1740

Please join us to help make the stream shine before the big race on April 2nd! Also don’t forget to register for the Canoe Classic Race at Join in the fun and be a part of this Historical Cameron County event.

Hamilton Selected to Big 30 All Star Team

Northern Potter School District
Junior Gracie Hamilton was selected to the 3rd team for the Big 30 All Star Team. 
This is a great honor because she was one of 15 girls selected from the 30 Big 30 schools in New York and Pennsylvania. 
Congratulations, Gracie!

Jay Township Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Bennett's Valley Highway

At 1:20 PM on Friday, Jay Township has been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident in front of the Bennetts Valley Elementary School. Caller reports possibly 4 patients.
St. Marys Ambulances have been requested to scene.

Bunny Breakfast Craft

Picture of Cambree Stuart Emporium with craft included in email
The Easter Bunny will hop to Cameron County Saturday March 19 at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Hall. 

The breakfast menu includes pancake, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages and will be served from 9-11am. The price is adults $5.00 and children $3.00.

This year children can make a bunny picture frame. The craft is included in the price plus all children will receive a treat from the bunny!

The money raised benefits the Cameron County Fireworks. This year the fireworks will blast off Saturday July 2.

Port Allegany Dispatched To Car Crash With Entrapment & Injuries

At 12:25 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to 875 North Main Street for a car into a telephone pole. Caller reports one person unresponsive and one entrapped.
A medical helicopter has been dispatched. Smethport Fire Dept. dispatched to assist. 
12:39 PM--Extrication complete.

Potter County High School Job Fair 2016

Potter County High School Job Fair

Bradford Firefighters dispatched to Emery Towers for burned toast

At 11:41 AM on Friday, Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to Emery Towers on the 3rd floor for a commercial fire alarm.
11:44 AM--All units recalled by Captian 110. Burned toast.

EPA Encourages Americans to Become Leak Detectives

WaterSense® and its Partners Celebrate Fix a Leak Week March 14-20

PHILADELPHIA (March 11, 2016) Each year, more than one trillion gallons of water are wasted by easy-to-fix household leaks, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program. That’s why EPA is encouraging consumers to “Be a Leak Detective” during WaterSense’s eighth annual Fix a Leak Week, March 14 through 20, 2016, by finding and fixing leaks around the home.

“Not only do leaks waste precious water, they could be adding 10 percent to your utility bill,” said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. “By taking just minutes to detect leaks at home, the average family could save more than 10,000 gallons of water every year.”

Becoming a leak detective can be accomplished in three simple steps: check, twist, and replace:

Check for silent toilet leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank at the back of a toilet; wait 10 minutes, and if the color appears in the bowl, it’s a leak.

Twist faucet, shower, and pipe connections tightly to avoid leaks, or screw on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator to save water and energy.

Replace broken or leaky fixtures with WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use at least 20 percent less water and perform as well or better than standard models.

To learn more about detecting leaks or to find a Fix a Leak Week event in your community, visit

Governor Wolf Calls On Legislature To Pass Medical Marijuana Legislation

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer

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Working to Restore Funding for Penn State Ag Research, Extension

With the future of Penn State’s agricultural research, extension and 4-H programs hanging in the balance, I joined the Penn State Ag Council, 4-H members and fellow lawmakers at a press conference at the state Capitol earlier this week calling for a restoration of funding for these vital programs.

The General Assembly approved more than $50 million in funding for Penn State’s ag initiatives, but the funding was eliminated by Gov. Tom Wolf’s line-item veto in December.

Failure to restore these funds could force the university to begin shutting down its agriculture operations and outreach, putting at risk an estimated 1,100 jobs within Penn State Extension and research.

Pennsylvania agriculture would not be where it is today without the excellent research and outreach programs conducted by Penn State. As chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, I have introduced legislation to reinstate the $50 million Penn State needs to keep these initiatives in place.

Click here to read more.

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Taking a Closer Look: Ag Committees to Assess Impact of Budget Cuts
The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, which I chair, will join the Senate Ag Committee for a joint hearing next week to assess the impact of budget cuts on the state’s top industry.

Gov. Tom Wolf eliminated tens of millions in funding from a variety of the state’s agricultural programs and initiatives, including vital research efforts at Penn State and other universities across the Commonwealth.

The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the state Capitol and, barring technical difficulties, will be streamed online through my website, Among those scheduled to testify are Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding; Nicholas Jones and Dr. Richard Roush from Penn State University to discuss the school’s agricultural extension and promotion programs; Dr. Vincent Prince and Dr. Joan Hendricks from the University of Pennsylvania to discuss the university’s School of Veterinary medicine; Karoline Kent, former president of the Pennsylvania 4-H; Joel Rotz of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau; and Chris Herr of the PennAg Industries Association.

In the meantime, I took the opportunity to question Secretary Redding during his appearance before the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.

Click here to watch our exchange about funding in general

Click here to watch our discussion about hardwoods development funding.
I had the opportunity to talk with our local Penn State Extension Director Don Tanner following the press conference highlighting the importance of funding for Penn State’s ag research and extension programs. I appreciate Don’s commitment to his work and his support for agriculture in our communities.

Reminder: Veterans Assistance Hours in Bradford Monday
If you are a veteran in need of assistance with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care or death benefits, Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Bradford office from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, March 14. No appointments are necessary.

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

Turn Clocks Ahead One Hour This Weekend

Don’t forget to “spring ahead” before you head to bed on Saturday night!

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m., and residents are reminded to turn their clocks ahead one hour Saturday night.

This is also a good time to check and/or change batteries in both smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, which should also be replaced every 10 years.

Daylight Saving Time will end on Nov. 6.

Mark Your Calendar: 12th Annual Maple Weekend

The Potter-Tioga Maple Syrup Producers Association will hold its 12th Annual Maple Weekend next Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20. More than two dozen maple producers will participate this year, offering a variety of activities, samples and more. Click here for details

Route 153 Project to Begin Mid-March

Clearfield, PA – Roadway improvement work will get underway in mid-March on Route 153 in Clearfield County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Signs will be set the week of March 7 and work featuring tree trimming and erosion and sedimentation controls will get underway March 14. The project will improve roadway integrity through drainage and guide rail improvements, along with paving. The project will also replace two small structures (one over Anderson Creek and one over Wise Run) with box culverts.

The work zone stretches along Route 153 from S. B. Elliot State Park to Parker Dam State Park. Overall work on the project will include the addition of a northbound turn lane at Laurel Run Road, drainage upgrades, guide rail updates, paving, and structure replacement.

Traffic control will feature an alternating traffic pattern during daylight hours, with flaggers in the roadway. Travel delays are likely. Temporary traffic signals will be used at each of the box culvert sites when that work takes place.

PennDOT expects the project to be complete by mid-November, with all work weather and schedule dependent. Glen O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $3.8 million job.

Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, watch for flaggers in the roadway, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.