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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Coudersport Ambulance To Locust Street

At 10:50 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Locust Street for a medical emergency.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Rollover Crash On Stony Brook Road

At 10:46 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 806 Stony Fork Road for a one vehicle rollover crash.

Belmont, Scio Dispatched To Structure Fire on Eymer Road

At 9:59 PM on Saturday, Belmont & Scio Fire Departments have been dispatched to a structure fire at 4367 Eymer Road in Amity.
Friendship requested for tanker & manpower for working structure fire. 
10:45 PM--Fire investigators have been called to the scene.

Coudersport Ambulance to East Oak Street

At 9:23 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to E. Oak Street for a medical emergency.

Otto Township Dispatched For Wildfire

At 9:07 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a possible wildfire at 31 Oil Valley Road about 100 yards off the road.
9:11--Recalled by Chief 9-30

August 6th & 7th Kira Shcherbakana At Austin UMC And Sweden Valley UMC

Kane Dispatched For Vehicle Fire

At 4:25 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 98 South Fraley Street near Highlander Energy Products for a vehicle fire.

Fire is at end of Biddle Street Extension.

Search Underway For Missing 16 Year Old Girl, Emily Darby

 Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department
39 mins ·
Missing Juvenile Located

The missing 16 year old female, EMILY DARBY from the Jersey Shore area of Pennsylvania was located at approximately 11:30 AM on August 07, 2016.
DARBY was located by law enforcement authorities in Georgia unharmed.

Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department received assistance from law enforcement agencies in South Carolina and Georgia, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Old Lycoming Police Departments. Agencies from the Pennsylvania State Police Aviation Unit, Mid Regional Aces- K9 Search Rescue, Pine Creek Twp Police Department and multiple local fire companies including Antes Fort, Jersey Shore, Waterville, Woodward Township, Avis, and Nippenose Valley assisted during the initial local search for DARBY. 

The Center for Missing and Exploited Children was instrumental in locating EMILY DARBY. 

We would like to thank all that assisted with this.

Ulysses Dispatched For Rollover Crash

At 4:14 PM on Saturday, Ulysses Fire & ambulance with Medic 6 dispatched to South Main Street for a rollover motor vehicle accident.

Fire Police Dispatched For Traffic Control On Rt. 120 At Tunnel Hill

At 3:28 PM on Saturday, Fire Police only have been dispatched to the area of Tunnel Hill on Rt. 120 for traffic control at a motor vehicle accident requested by State Police.  

Cancelled by PSP.

Olivia Has Been Found After 11 Days

Coudersport Dispatched For False Alarm At Hospital

At 2:19 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Cole Memorial Hospital for an automatic fire alarm.

Call from hospital reports false alarm.


State police out of Mansfield, Pa., reported that three individuals were injured in a crash on Monday evening along Route 6 in Richmond Township. 

According to police a collision occurred when a Jeep Cherokee being driven by Matthew Podolinski of Sayre was traveling westbound and crossed over the center line on a curve. Podolinski then collided with an eastbound Buick driven by Dion Sullivan of Columbia Cross Roads.
Both drivers and a passenger, Amy Sullivan were treated at Troy Hospital.

Beautiful Day With Big Crowd At Woodsmen's Show at Cherry Springs State Park Today

Beautiful day with a big crowd. Galeton Rotary's major fundraising event for Galeton.

Bolivar Dispatched For Child Locked In A Vehicle

At 12:45 PM on Saturday, Bolivar Fire Dept was dispatched to Genesee for a one year old child locked in a vehicle.

Morris DispatchedTo ATV Accident At Ski Sawmill

At 12:58 PM on Saturday, Morris Ambulance has been dispatched to assist a victim of an ATV accident at Ski Sawmill.

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Middlebury Twp Township

SWEPI LP reports drilling started on 2016-08-05 00:00:00 at site FULLER 826N 826N 26H in Middlebury Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Annual Woodsmen's Show At Cherry Springs State Park Continues Today!!

Wellsboro, Galeton Dispatched For Child Injured In Fall On Turkey Path

At 11:27 AM on Saturday, Wellsboro and Galeton Fire Depts. have been dispatched to the bottom of the Turkey Path for a child fallen with a head injury.

Open House From 11 to 2 Today At Derrick City Volunteer Fire Dept. On Derrick Road

Supper To Go, Yard & Bake Sale At Ellisburg Church Saturday, August 6th

80th Potter County Fair Continues Daily Through August 6, 2016 At Millport, PA

Click for Click for complete 80th Potter County Fair book.

IU#9 Positions Available

9th Annual Frosty Hollow Herbal Fair Saturday, August 6th On Cherry Springs Road (Rt. 44 South)

Wayne "Punk" Currier Estate Auction Saturday, August 13th In Genesee, PA

65th Annual Woodsmen's Show Starts Friday At Cherry Springs State Park

The Woodsmen Show, celebrating the rich lumber history of Potter County, starts Friday at Cherry Springs State Park on Route 44. It is sponsored by the Galeton Rotary Club. Grounds open daily at 9 AM.

The three day weekend offers a bit of excitement for everyone. Every event has a connection to Potter County's rich lumbering history.
Come see the top lumberjacks in the country come to Cherry Springs State Park to compete in events like cross cut saw, springboard, axe throwing and tree felling - the same events featured in the popular outdoor games on TV.
Witness ordinary people test their own skills while rubbing elbows with the pros. Some of the events are listed below:

Lumberjack Show of Champions
Masterpiece Carving, Quick Carve Competition and Auction
Practice for woodhicks
Amatuer Competitions - Test your abilities - 2PM

Masterpiece Carving
Quick Carve Competition and Auction
Lumberjack Competition - 12 Noon

Masterpiece Carving
Quick Carve Competition and Auction
Horse Pulling Competition - 12 Noon

A complete detailed schedule is posted online at

Discover exhibits, vendors and historical re-enactments all commemorating our great forest and the life of the woodhick. After soaking in all the activities, sit down with a hearty meal and enjoy traditional music.

Admission prices are: Adults- age 13 and up $9 on Friday and Sunday and $12 on Saturday, Children ages 6 to 12 are $7 each day, children 5 and under are free.

There are three new amateur events this year. 

There is a greased pole contest with cash prizes on Fri at noon, Sat at 9 am and Sun at 1:30, contestants must be between 16 and 22 years of age. Under 18 must have permission of parents. 

There is a Kids Treasure hunt with prizes awarded Friday at 2:30 pm, Sat. at 11:30 am, and Sunday at 2:30 pm. 

On Sunday at 9:00 am there will be a Skillet Toss open only to female contestants.

Also this year there will be 3 guns and 3 chainsaws raffled off. The drawings for the guns will be held at noon on Sunday with three separate winners. Winners must be able to pass the Pennsylvania background check. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. The chainsaw drawings will be held each day at 3:30 pm. Tickets are $1.00 each.

PSA Seeking RN's, LPN's & CNA's To Work In Bradford, Eldred, Emporium, Port Allegany, St. Marys, Warren & Wellsboro

Music On The Lawn At Ulysses Library Sunday Features Keystone Express

Dry Conditions Have Local Firefighters Busy Too

Field of wheat straw on fire in Abbott township this afternoon. Germania and Galeton fire departments responded. 12acres burned .

Friday, August 5, 2016

Coudersport Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On North Hollow At 7 Bridges

At 11:43 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire & Ambulance with Medic 6 dispatched to the area of the intersection of Gross Hollow Road & North Hollow Road for a vehicle over the embankment. Unknown injuries.



GalePride, Inc, is searching for person to serve for one year as Americorps member in Galeton starting August 26 full or part time. Compensation includes a living allowance, education award to pay education indebtedness, health care, child care and emergency response training. Computer proficiency required. Bachelor's degree desired, but not required.

For more information call Tom Shatto, 570 367-0041 or email For details about the position, go to

Lowell Thomas Graves, 68, of Genesee, PA

Lowell Thomas Graves

Lowell Thomas Graves, 68, of Genesee, PA, passed away on August 4, 2016 in the Buffalo, NY Veterans Association Medical Center. Lowell was born the second of seven children of Myron T. and Lillian Hulse Graves on August 28, 1947 in Genesee, PA. He was also half brother to four siblings born to Lillian from a previous marriage. Lowell spent the majority of his life in Genesee living with his beloved wife Bonnie J. O’Connor Graves in their picturesque homestead on the hill.

Of the things that mattered most to Lowell, his family and his home were paramount. He took immense pride in his home and land and dedicated countless hours to developing his property into a welcoming gathering place for his entire extended family to enjoy swimming, fishing, relaxing and bonding into a close knit and loving family unit. Most recently, Lowell spent his final fourth of July at the pavilion by the pond visiting with family and friends and proudly watching his grandchildren laughing, playing, and carrying on with family traditions such as feeding the fish and gathering around the campfire.

Vietnam War Veteran
Lowell was a dedicated patriot who served in the United States Army as an Artilleryman during the Vietnam War. While at war, Lowell was awarded the Purple Heart after sustaining a significant injury that rendered one leg mostly useless. Never one to quit, Lowell endured years of pain in his leg and knees, but remained an extraordinary worker and caretaker for his family. 

Following the war, Lowell went on to work for over thirty years at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville as an expert pipe welder. In his off time, Lowell loved to “play in the dirt” as he operated bulldozers, backhoes, dump trucks, and virtually any other type of equipment necessary to build his vision of paradise in rural Pennsylvania.

When Lowell was diagnosed with cancer he never complained or sought any kind of pity for his circumstance. His only worry was for the well being of the friends and family that he held so dear. As the consummate warrior, Lowell pushed himself to remain positive and to fight the disease. Ultimately Lowell succumbed to the cancer with his wife and children all by his side. He was able to maintain a smile and laugh all the way through those final hours. If Lowell were here to speak to us he would remind each of us to work hard, be honest, and to cherish the goodness of life and family

Surviving besides his wife, Bonnie, are: two sons, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Cory (Leslie) Graves of Springfield, VA and Brent (Renee) Graves of Genesee, PA; two loving step-daughters, Nicole (Adam) Schulenburg of West Henrietta, NY and Lorrie (William) Wales of Millerton, PA; six grandchildren, Alex Schulenburg, Ryan Schulenburg, Nolan Graves, Callie Wales, Jenna Wales, and Lucas Vandergrift; six siblings, Maude (Jim) Goodenough, Charles (Charlotte) Sutton, Barney (Marie) Sutton, Lynn (Judy) Graves, Linda (Roy) Thomison, and Lucy Copp; brother-in-law, Richard Nelson; and sisters-in-law, Sheri Graves and Debbie Graves; nieces and nephews. 

Lowell was predeceased by his parents; a granddaughter, Charlotte Graves; two brothers, Leo Graves and Leon Graves; and two sisters Dorothy Nelson and Louise Payne.

A wake in Lowell’s honor will be held at his residence in Genesee on Sunday, August 7th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard at 1:30 PM. All family and friends are invited to celebrate Lowell’s life and his journey home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one of the organizations that Lowell was proudly a member of, including the Disabled American Veterans, The American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

 Online condolences may be expressed at

Mt. Jewett Dispatched To Rt. 219 For Rollover Crash With Injuries

At 10:42 PM on Friday, Mt. Jewett Fire & Ambulance With Kane Medic dispatched to the area of 1672 Rt. 219 in Sergeant Township for a one vehicle rollover crash with 2 injured. Both occupants are self extricated.
Mt. Jewett Chief reporting a tractor-trailer rollover in the roadway with 2 patients.

Elk State Forester In Wyoming Since Last Week

Locals Head To Montana To Help With Wildfire

PA Firefighters Headed To Forest Fire In Wyoming

Bolivar man charged with rape

Wellsville Daily Reporter

BOLIVAR — Amity-based State Police charged at Bolivar man after he allegedly raped someone under the age of 17 over the weekend.

David L. Phearsdorf, 32, was charged with felony third-degree rape and resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Bail was set at $20,000.

The charges stemmed from an alleged incident reported at 11:13 p.m. Sunday in Bolivar. An investigation is pending.

Coudersport Dispatched To Crash Near Chestnut Street Bridge

At 9:28 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Department and EMS has been dispatched to a vehicle crash on Chestnut Street in front of the Car Wash. Coudersport Police are on scene. Report one vehicle, one injury. Traffic Control is needed.

Roulette Fire Dept.'s Brand New Ambulance Has Arrived

On behalf of the Officers and members of the Roulette Chemical Engine Co #1, I am proud to announce the arrival of our brand new ambulance. Ambulance 46-6 as it will be designated is a 2016 Ford F-450 4x4 chassis with a PL Custom/ Spitler box. The new unit replaces a 1997 Chevrolet ambulance.

I would like to take this time to thank the past and current board of directors, John Sly our grant writer, Justin Fillhart who has been directly involved in several grant projects for our department, the ambulance committee spearheaded by Rich Curfman, and most of all the members and officers both chief and executive for your hard work raising funds to make this project as well as past and future projects possible. 

During a time of decreased members and a large amount of training just to volunteer time I couldn't be more proud of what has been achieved this year, finally completing the third major purchase for the year. 

The new unit will be placed in service in two to four weeks.

Chief 46,
Jeff Fessenden

Brooklyn James Releases New Music Video Today

The video was produced by Mike Danger (Mansfield University Alumnus) of Arkport, NY, and it features local talent Payzleigh Mack and Sierra Gehringer, both of Westfield, PA.

The video is promoting our new music single—Slow & Steady—which releases August 9th on Amazon, iTunes, iHeartRadio, and wherever music can be downloaded and streamed. Amazon has pre-orders available. The song was inspired by my recent motherhood!

Eldred Dispatched To Dandy-Mart

At 8:20 PM on Friday, Eldred Fire Dept., Ambulance & McKean County Dive Team have been dispatched to the Dandy-Mart in Eldred for a possible suicide attempt from the Kendall Bridge.
8:26 PM-Per Chief 4-30, All units respond to Dandy Mini-Mart non-emergency.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To West Main In Oswayo

At 8:17 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to West Main Street in Oswayo for an unknown medical.

Austin Dispatched For Vehicle Crash On Rt. 607

At 7:52 PM on Friday, Austin Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 607, 1/4 mile from town, for a motor vehicle accident. Report one vehicle, 2 occupants, unknown injuries.

Norwich Township Dispatched To Motorcycle/Bear Crash On Rt. 46

At 7:35 PM on Friday, Norwich Township Fire Dept. & Smethport Ambulance have been dispatched to a motorcycle vs bear with injury on the hill toward Emporium on Rt. 46.

Live Wires down with possible Fire

Cameron Company 16
Elk Company 5
Box 5-?
Area of Devils Elbow in Benezette

*****West Penn Power 1-2 hour eta*****
Deputy 5 on scene with a tree down and live wires in the roadway.

Car/Motorcycle Crash In Gaines Township

Gaines Township, in front of Baxters Bakery, Motor Vehicle Accident, Reported Passenger Vehicle vs. Motorcycle, 2 Injuries. Department 10(Galeton) and Coudersport ALS Due.
Lifeflight 4 on standby
Medic 4 Responding.
Galeton Command requesting to stand down aeromedical. Reports 2 minor injuries on scene
Medic 4 recalled.

Coudersport Arboretum Land Swap Proposals Discussed At Special Council Meeting

David R. Lawrence, 75, of Coudersport, PA

David R. Lawrence

David R. Lawrence, 75, of Coudersport, PA gained his wings and went to be with our Lord on August 2nd, 2016. 

Per his request there will be no viewing. There will be a memorial service at the American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 @1pm. Friends and family are invited to attend for a celebration of life. A full obituary will follow at a later time.

Check Out Honest Abe At The Woodsman Show

Honest Abe at the woodsman's show selling chances on chainsaws.

Construction to Begin on Potter County Bridge Project on Rt. 44

Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

Clearfield, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project continues in Potter County in August with the reconstruction of a bridge in Hebron Township. Replacement of this bridge will provide area motorists with a new, modern structure that will remain in service for many years to come.

The bridge (JV-81) spans the South Branch of Oswayo Creek on Route 44 (Sullivan Road), about a mile southeast of the village of Hebron Center. Construction is expected to start during the week of August 15 and be complete in early November. 

During this time, traffic will be restricted to one-lane, alternating in each direction, controlled by temporary traffic signals.

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge replacement is part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a Public-Private Partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) under which PWKP will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit Additional information on the project, the team and how to bid on the project can be found at

Port Allegany Ambulance To Go Kart Track For Injured Female

At 2:58 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Ambulance has been dispatched to the Go-Kart Track on Rt. 155 South for a female victim of a rollover crash with a arm injury.
3:09 PM--Port Allegany Fird Dept. establish a landing zone at Fogel Crossing for helicopter.

DEP Asks County Conservation Districts in Chesapeake Bay Watershed for Decision on Conducting Agricultural Inspections

Harrisburg, PA – As the next step in Pennsylvania’s plan to reduce annual loading of nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment entering the Chesapeake Bay, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has asked the 41 County Conservation Districts in the bay Watershed to finalize their role in conducting agricultural inspections.

“We recognize that for the Chesapeake Bay strategy to succeed, we have to focus on local water quality as our primary concern,” said Acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Our goal is that partnerships at the local and state level will directly translate into improving water quality at home, and in the bay, while meeting the federal Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements.”

Working with the conservation districts will help the Commonwealth identify opportunities and challenges to improving local water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, while crediting those farmers and landowners who are doing their part to minimize agriculture-related runoff into local streams and rivers.

“The information we collect will help direct where resources are needed most to achieve our goals,” McDonnell said.

As part of its oversight of DEP’s activities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established an expectation that DEP will conduct inspections of 10 percent of the farms in the watershed annually.

The letter asks each conservation district in the bay watershed to decide if it will participate and conduct agricultural inspections in coordination with DEP. DEP provides funding for participating districts to support the trained technicians who would conduct the inspections.

Currently, conservation districts who coordinate with DEP perform educational visits on selected farms. This modification enhances the role of conservation district staff to conduct farm inspections to assure that farmers have completed Nutrient Management /Manure Management Plans and Agricultural Erosion and Sediment Control Plans, as required by current regulations.

For more information, please visit DEP’s Chesapeake Bay website.

Coudersport Football fundraiser

Allegheny Mountain Knockerball is hosting a 3-on-3 bubble soccer
tournament on Saturday, Aug. 13 at CARP in Coudersport.

Knockerballs are huge inflatable balls that fit over a person’s body,
almost like inflatable armor so players can “knock” into each other.
The tournament will benefit the Coudersport Falcon Football team, the
Spartans AAU Basketball team and the Coudersport Service Club. Play starts
at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The tournament is for ages 7 and up, with divisions of grades 4-6, 7-9,
10-12 and Open, for adults.

The cost is $100 per team with four people per team. All teams must be
registered and paid by Aug. 11. For any teams registering after Aug. 11,
the cost is $125.

Also at the tournament, Mort’s Meat Mafia will be having a barbecue of
chicken halves, baked beans, macaroni salad, dessert and a bottle of water
for $10. Proceeds benefit the Coudersport Football Team. Pre-orders are
accepted; find order forms at local businesses or Coudersport Football’s
Facebook page. Order forms should be dropped off at Buchannan Brothers

For more information on the tournament or Allegheny Mountain Knockerball,
a new business which rents out the balls, see their Facebook page.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting For July 21, 2016

Annual Fundraiser Event Held For Wellsboro Boy On August 6th

Man charged with taking cash from father's butcher shop

By Katie Weidenboerner
DuBois Courier Express

JOHNSONBURG – A man has been charged with stealing money from the cash register of his father’s Ridgway butcher shop in the early morning hours.

Curt Gosnell Jr., 23, Ridgway, is charged by state police with burglary and theft by unlawful taking. Read more...

Potter County Commissioners Agenda For August 4, 2016

One Vehicle Accident On Main Street In Westfield

At 1:30 PM on Friday, dispatchers are still attempting to find an ambulance to respond to a motor vehicle accident on Main Street in Westfield with one person injured. Other incidents covered the dispatch several minutes ago.

Alice W. “Wilma” Klos, 93, of Millport, PA

Alice W. Klos
“beloved mother and grandmother”

MILLPORT, PA---Alice W. “Wilma” Klos, 93, of Millport, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, Pa.

Born on July 28, 1923 in Rochester, NY, a daughter of Joseph and Lena Wesche Paventa. On January 18, 1946 in Millport, she married the love of her life, as she fondly called him, Charles “Chuck” Klos, who predeceased her.

Wilma was a former member of the Chrystal United Methodist Church. She was an accomplished painter, loved to bake, sew, quilt, and crochet. 

Surviving are five children, Richard D. (Terri) Barcus of Lockport, NY, Cheryl D.
“Cherry” Thompson of Cheektowaga, NY, Carol M. (Robert) Harris of Hilton, NY, Donna M. (Gary) Persons of Cheektowaga, NY, and Jerrie Lynn Drake of Wilmington, NC; eleven grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Wilma was predeceased by three sisters, Minnie, Bonnie, and Helen.

Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA, on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Joann Piatko, vicar of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, Port Allegany, officiating. 

Wilma’s family would like to thank Sena Kean Manor for the excellent care and love she received as a resident there for the last 3½ years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sena Kean Manor Patient Activity Fund, 17083 Route 6, Smethport, PA 16749.

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

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Friday, August 05, 2016
The latest news from the State Capitol 
Conserve Water - Clearfield and Elk counties are among 34 Pennsylvania counties now operating under a drought watch as issued by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The declaration is in response to low stream flows, declining groundwater levels and below-normal precipitation primarily across counties in the upper half and south-central portions of Pennsylvania. These conditions have resulted in rainfall deficits of as much as 6 inches during the past 90 days.
A drought watch calls for a voluntary 5 percent reduction in non-essential water use. DEP recommends the following ways to reduce water use:
• Run water only when necessary.  Avoid running the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving, or letting the shower run for several minutes before use.
• Check for household leaks.  A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day.
• Run dishwashers and washing machines only with full loads.
• Replace older appliances with high-efficiency, front-loading models that use about 30 percent less water and 40 to 50 percent less energy.
• Install low-flow plumbing fixtures and aerators on faucets.
It’s Fair Week – The Elk County Fair will be held this Tuesday, Aug. 9, through Saturday, Aug. 13, in Kersey. For more information, please click here to visit the fair’s Facebook page.
You still have two more days to enjoy the 156th Clearfield County Fair, which is going on Friday and Saturday in Clearfield. Here are a few photos from Monday night’s firemen’s parade.  
Attention Hunters - The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be hosting a hunter training course on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Moshannon State Forest, 3372 State Park Road, Penfield. The course is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can purchase a license.

If you are interested in registering for the class, click here.
Thank you to everyone who came out for Wednesday’s Disability and Aging Resource Expo at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall. My staff and I enjoyed working with the many vendors who took part, and spending time with all the people who attended the event. We’ve enjoyed partnering with Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) these last three years.
In the photo above, I’m speaking to John Franzoni of Weedville while taking a break from a radio interview. Below, I’m checking out one of the handicap-accessible kayaks that are available at Parker Dam State Park in Penfield. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources employees Eric Rensel and Carey Huber are also pictured.