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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Leo Szczesny's Photos Of Coudersport Parade

Leo's large selection of Halloween photos are available for viewing or purchase HERE and HERE.

Photos by Sunken Branch Photography

Cathy's Pictures Of The Coudersport Halloween Parade

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Station

At 10:24 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to station/ Call 911 center for details.

Bradford Firefighters Dispatched To Residential Fire Alarm

At 10:15 PM on Saturday, Bradford Firefighters were dispatched to the intersection of Park Street & Congress Street for a residential fire alarm.

Cole Foundation Pink Ribbon 5 K Walk / Run Sunday, Oct. 30th

Paul M. Karges, Traverse City, Michigan

Paul M. Karges

With sadness and fond memories of a gentle man, we announce the death of our friend and former funeral home colleague, Paul M. Karges. 

We extend our sincere sympathy to his family. Paul died Saturday morning, October 29, 2016 in Munson Hospice House, Traverse City, Michigan. 

We will announce his obituary when arrangements are completed by his family in Michigan. Condolences may be expressed at

The staff of Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Coudersport Ambulance To Kio Road

At 8:05 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Kio Road for a medical emergency.

Mt. Jewett Dispatched To Possible Electrical Fire

At 8:03 PM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Mt. Jewett ShurSave for a possible electrical fire.

Harrison Township, Ulysses Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On Route 49

At 7:52 PM on Saturday, Harrison Township, Ulysses and Medic 6 have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at Rt. 49 & Johnson Road.
Chief 20 reports nothing found.

Bradford City Police Seeking Nicholas Allen Zentz



10/28/2016 06:00 PM EDT
Mondelez Global LLC of East Hanover, NJ, announced today a nationwide voluntary recall in the United States, including the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas, of certain Oreo Fudge Cremes product, Original and Mint varieties, due to milk allergen not being declared in the ingredient list. Mondelez Global LLC is taking this action out of an abundance of caution.

Bradford Dispatched To Person Pinned Under 4 Wheeler

At 4:50 PM on Saturday, Bradford Ambulance has been dispatched to a location behind 241 Harrisburg Run for a person pinned under an overturned 4 wheeler.

Terror Fest At Otto-Eldred High School Tonight (Saturday)

3rd Annual Austin Haunted Hayride Tonight (Saturday, Oct. 29th)

Trick or Treat in Emporium Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 To 8 PM

Trick or Treat in Emporium

Trick Or Treat Trick or Treat in Emporium will be held on 
Saturday, Oct. 29th from 6 - 8 pm.

 Homes with the porch lights on will be participating in Trick or Treat.

Sinnemahoning State Park Halloween Celebration

Wellsboro Dispatched For Motorcycle Crash On Broughton Hollow Road

At 3:27 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the Broughton Hollow Road, 1/4 mile off Rt. 287, for a motorcycle accident with one person reported injured.

Westfield, Clymer Dispatched To Vehicle Fire On North Fork Road

At 3:03 PM on Saturday, Westfield and Clymer Fire Departments have been dispatched to 697 North Fork Road for a report of a vehicle fire.
3:06 PM--Harrison Township Fire Dept. dispatched to assist mutual aid. 
3:09 PM--Fire Out. Harrison Township recalled.

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Red Jacket Energy Llc in Otto Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-10-21 to Red Jacket Energy Llc in Otto Twp, McKean county. 78.53 - EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL - Operator failed to design, implement and maintain best management practices and an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, during and after earthmoving or soil disturbing activities, including the activities related to siting, drilling, completing, producing, servicing and plugging, constructing, utilizing and restoring the site and access road.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Aryan Strikeforce official jailed for guns, drugs

Bradford Era

An Aryan Strikeforce official in Potter County was sent to jail Thursday on $100,000 bail, arrested for guns and drugs allegedly found at his residence when it was being searched by state parole officers.

Ronald “Dozer” Pulcher II, 34, of 19 Kline Road, is charged with conspiracy of possession with the intent to sell and possession with the intent to sell drugs, both unclassified felonies; possession of a firearm by someone prohibited to do so, a second-degree felony; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, unclassified misdemeanors.

“Dozer” has spoken to The Era regarding the recent white supremacy meetings in Potter County, but declined to give his actual name. On Friday, Coudersport-based state police confirmed that Pulcher is “Dozer,” a self-proclaimed official in the Aryan Strikeforce.

According to court records, Pulcher’s girlfriend, Michelle Header, 39, was living at his residence. Her daughter, Ashley Header, 22, and her boyfriend, Michael Durdan, 22, and a family friend Joseph Erash were all staying there as well. Both Michelle Header and her daughter were on state parole, and are subject to conditions including random searches of their living space. Read more...

Genesee Dispatched For Smoke Investigation

At 12:59 PM on Saturday, Genesee Fire Dept. was dispatched to the Acorn Market for a smoke investigation.

Bail Lowered In Dui Vehicular Homicide Case

Child Struck In Roulette Halloween Parade

At 12:06 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance is enroute to Cole Memorial from the Roulette Halloween Parade where a child fell off a trailer and was struck by the trailer in the parade.

Coudersport Parade Lines Up At 2 PM

The Halloween Parade is Saturday, Oct. 29.

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Cook

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Director Of Staff Development

Annual Fall Consignment Auction Saturday, October 29th At Daniel A. Carter Inc. In Allegany, NY

Hamilton's Pumpkin Patch Open Saturday & Sundays October 1 Thru October 31


Opportunities For RN's & LPN's Available At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport And At Bradford Manor In Bradford

RN's, LPN's & CNA's Needed In Bradford, Eldred, Kane, Mansfield, St. Marys, Warren & Wellsboro

Estate Auction Saturday, November 5th, At 835 Baker Creek Road, Coudersport, PA

Friday, October 28, 2016


ROUTE 219 has reopened at 12:30 am BETWEEN LANTZ CORNERS AND WILCOX

Jones Township Dispatched To Structure Fire On Burning Well Road

At 10:20 PM on Friday, Jones Township Fire Department has been dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1016 Burning Well Road.

10:25 PM--Johnsonburg requested mutual aid with one engine to scene.

10:26 PM--Fire Department requests Mt. Jewett close Rt. 219 Southbound at Lantz Corners. 

10:30 PM--Kane Fire Dept Dispatched mutual aid to scene. Jones Township more members to scene.

10:50 PM--Reporting an injury on scene.

Kane beat Otto-Eldred 37-26 for the AML championship

Kane is the AML champion 3 years in a row! They beat Otto-Eldred 37-26. Now, it's playoff time!

Wellsboro Dispatched To Possible Fire In Mansfield

At 9:57 PM on Friday, Wellsboro has been dispatched with their ladder truck to a possible electrical fire at Lambs Creek Food & Spirits at 200 Gateway Drive in Mansfield.

Whitesville Dispatched To Odor Of Natural Gas Near A Residence

At 8:32 PM on Friday, Whitesville Fire Department has been dispatched to a house next to 545 Main Street for a strong odor of natural gas.

The Canoe Place Historical Society will be holding a quarterly meeting on Wednesday, November 2

The Canoe Place Historical Society will be holding a quarterly meeting on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at the Port Allegany United Methodist Church. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss ways to raise funds for the restoration of Union Cemetery. Everyone is welcome to come and share ideas.

Roulette Dispatched For Lifting Assistance

At 8:21 PM on Friday, Roulette Fire Department has been dispatched to Rt. 6 west for lifting assistance.

Charleen D. Rubar, 79, of Oswayo, PA

Charleen D. Rubar 
 “Beloved Aunt”

Charleen D. Rubar, 79, of Oswayo, PA, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.

Born on August 10, 1937 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Arthur and Dorothy Thompson Van Pelt. On July 12, 1986 in Sweden Valley, she married Gerald “Jerry” Rubar, who died December 31, 2003.

Mrs. Rubar graduated from Coudersport High School and Mansfield University. She was an elementary school teacher in Coudersport for many years. Her love of teaching showed in the stories she told of her students and the pride in watching them graduate high school.

Charleen enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and visiting friends, but her greatest joys were spending time with her great and great-great nieces and nephews and her little dog, Mystery.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Barbara Van Pelt of Hebron; a nephew, Rodney Van Pelt; two nieces, Deborah J. Perkins and Deanna L. (David) Johnston; and several generations of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Charleen was preceded in death by a brother, R Lee Van Pelt; and a nephew, Randy Van Pelt.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral and committal services will follow at 4pm with the Rev. Fred Kemp, pastor of Potter County Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery at Crandall Hill, Hebron.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.

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

Possible Vehicle Fire On Rt. 219

At 7:32 PM on Friday, Firefighters have been dispatched to Rt. 219 at the Pa/NY line for a possible vehicle fire. Chief on scene reports no smoke or fire.

RN's, LPN's & CNA's Needed In Bradford, Eldred, Kane, Mansfield, St. Marys, Warren & Wellsboro

Alumni Fellow Craig Pearce Visits Penn State DuBois

Leadership expert and Penn State Alumni Fellow Craig Pearce presented his concept of Shared Leadership on campus on October 28

DuBOIS – Leadership expert and Penn State Alumni Fellow Craig Pearce visited Penn State DuBois on Friday, offering a presentation on his strategies for Shared Leadership. According to Pearce, implementing shared responsibility for leadership throughout the reporting structure of a business or organization improves overall operation and productivity.

Pearce is the Ben May Endowed Chair of Management at the University of South Alabama, and maintains an advisory position at MEF University in Istanbul, Turkey. He also works as an international management consultant and keynote speaker, specializing in executive leadership development.

Pearce received the Alumni Fellow Award during a ceremony at University Park on Wednesday evening. The award of the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow is the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. Alumni are nominated by a college or campus as leaders in their professional fields and accept an invitation from the president of the University to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty and administrators.

An alumnus of Penn State DuBois, Pearce completed a B.S. with honors and distinction in Management and a minor in Psychology from Penn State in 1987. He earned his MBA in Management from The University of Wisconsin-Madison 1988, and a Ph.D. in Management and Organization from The University of Maryland-College Park in 1997. He is also a co-founder of an agricultural biotechnology company and an active keynoted speaker and consultant to business organizations including American Express, Behlen Manufacturing, British Bakeries, Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America, Land Rover, GEICO Insurance, Panda Restaurant Group, Rayovac, Pickering Foods, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, The Rouse Company, Rover Cars, Serono, SK Group Korea, and SmartScan Imaging. His research interests are Shared Leadership, Hierarchical Leadership, Ethics/Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Performance.

Additionally, Pearce is the founding Director of the Deloitte Leadership Institute at Ozyegin University in Istanbul, Turkey. He was formerly the Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria and was the Donald Clifton Chair in Leadership and the Director of the Institute for Innovative Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, he worked with Peter Drucker at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management.

Emporium Dispatched For Natural Gas Odor

At 4:24 PM on Friday, Emporium Fire Department has been dispatched to the area of the old State Police barracks near 152 Nicklar Road for odor of natural gas.

Adult Choir Needs Bass Singers

Christmas Choir Opportunity!! 
Adult Choir. Need bass singers!!!!!Practices are 4 to 5:30 p.m. starting Sun., Nov. 6 at Foursquare Gospel Church, 50 Sullivan Road. Perfs. tentatively will be Sun., Dec. 11 & 18, and Sat., Dec. 31. 

Let me know if you will be available... contact Jeanne M Gross

Austin School District's Annual Haunted Hayride Resceduled For Tonight And Saturday Night

Rescheduled From Last Week's Rain Out Cancellation

Work Wraps Up for Season Next Week on I-80 in Montour County


Montoursville – Work on a multi-year, $30 million project will end for the
season next week on Interstate 80 in Montour County.

On Tuesday, November 1, the eastbound left lane of I-80 will be closed from
mile 219 to mile 223 from 7 a.m. to noon for joint seal repairs.

This will be the last lane closure of the year for this project. The project will be in winter shutdown until March 2017.

Motorists should expect delays, be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

Doctors call for state ban on drilling and fracking

October 28, 2016 12:04 AM
The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s 300-member House of Delegates unanimously approved a resolution calling for the fracking moratorium, registry and research at its annual meeting on Sunday.

By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pennsylvania Medical Society has called for a moratorium on new shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing and is urging the state to establish an independent health registry and start studying fracking’s public health impacts.

“We do support a moratorium at this point because of questions that have been raised,” said Charles Cutler, a Montgomery County doctor of internal medicine and the newly elected president of the 16,000-member medical society. “Those questions now point to the need for a registry and more science and research to give us a better understanding about whether fracking is safe and what the risk is.”

The society’s 300-member House of Delegates unanimously approved a resolution at its annual meeting Sunday in Hershey calling for the fracking moratorium, registry and research.

Dr. Walter Tsou, past president of the American Public Health Association and the author of the resolution, noted that a similar resolution was rejected three years ago, but now “growing evidence has shown its increasing deleterious effects outweighs any economic benefit.”

He said the medical society’s board of directors will meet next month to plan how to get the state Legislature, the Department of Health and the governor’s office to act on the resolutions.

The medical society might not get much help from the governor’s office, however.

Jeffrey Sheridan, Gov. Tom Wolf’s spokesman, said Thursday night that the governor does not support a statewide moratorium.

“The governor understands the importance of the natural gas industry and he wants the industry to succeed while protecting the health of our residents and our environment,’’ Mr. Sheridan said. “Gov. Wolf has proposed methane regulations that are in the process of being implemented, and his administration developed some of the most stringent regulations on unconventional well drilling in the country that were recently finalized.

“The governor will continue to find ways to support the industry while ensuring we are protecting the environment and the health of Pennsylvania residents.”

Protect Pennsylvania: Health Professionals for a Livable Future, an activist alliance of physicians and nurses organizations opposed to shale gas development, said in a news release it supports the medical society’s resolution, and criticized the state Legislature for failing to establish a health registry or fund research into the health impacts of the decade-old shale gas drilling and fracking industry.

According to Protect Pennsylvania, many communities that benefited economically from the initial shale gas boom are now experiencing environmental and human health consequences.

“Pennsylvania has invested heavily into shale gas drilling, but in-state health studies have demonstrated worsening asthma, premature births, neurological and mental symptoms, and other adverse effects,” said Protect Pennsylvania’s news release, which cited bans or moratoriums on shale gas development in New York, Maryland and Vermont as appropriate precautionary steps.

Statements by the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association and the Marcellus Shale Coalition, both representing industry concerns, touted the air quality improvements and health benefits from substituting natural gas for coal. PIOGA characterized the medical society’s resolution as “completely misinformed,” and the health risk concerns as “unfounded.”

The coalition cited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy’s statement that, “natural gas has been a game changer with our ability to really move forward with pollution reductions that have been very hard to get our arms around for many decades.”

The medical society’s call for a moratorium came just a day before the release of a new study by the Yale School of Public Health that found numerous carcinogens used in fracking have the potential to contaminate the air and water of nearby communities and increase the risk of childhood leukemia.

Published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, the study examined more than 1,000 chemicals that may be released into the air or water by fracking and found that information on their cancer-causing potential was lacking on 80 percent of the compounds, “an important knowledge gap,” it said.

Of the remaining 119 compounds, 55 were identified as confirmed or possible carcinogens, and 20 of those are linked to increased risk for leukemia or lymphoma.

Don Hopey:, 412-263-1983,


Pennsylvania’s annual elk hunt begins Monday, and the check station where successful hunters take their elk has been moved from its previous location.

The check station, which will be open during the day from Monday, Oct. 31 through Saturday, Nov. 4., is located this year at the Benezette School House, on the north side of Route 555 and the west side of Trout Run. 

Check station hours are Monday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The check station is open to the public, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has placed two temporary signs along Route 555 to assist motorists in finding it.

The Game Commission partnered with the Benezette Township Supervisors in establishing this new location, with the hope that people visiting the elk check station will come away with a better experience. Vendors will be operating at the check station this year, and the kitchen will be open on Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everything from coffee and pastries to homemade soups, sandwiches and drinks will be available for purchase.

Also this year, the Game Commission is launching a new application where users can view up-to-the-minute stats from the elk season. A link to the application will appear at the top of the elk page at the Game Commission’s website, beginning Monday morning. There will be a Quick Click to the elk page on the website’s homepage.


Pitt-Bradford Women's Soccer AMCC Tournament Preview

Panthers, La Roche Set to Clash in AMCC Tourney

BRADFORD, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford women’s soccer team will host La Roche in the first round of the AMCC tournament at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Panthers enter the postseason as the league’s No. 3 seed after posting a 5-1-3 record versus AMCC opponents. La Roche earned the No. 6 seed with a 4-4-1 conference mark.

“I am excited for our team get an opportunity to compete for a conference championship,” head coach Marquis Walker said. “I like the fact that we get to play one final home game this season… it is always more comfortable playing at home in a friendly environment.”

Pitt-Bradford will look for a better result than their last time out, a 1-1 draw against D’Youville on Wednesday. The Panthers struggled to finish opportunities in front of the net and squandered a 1-0 lead.

The Panthers were 5-1 in their previous six matches prior to Wednesday, outscoring opponents 11-2 in the five wins.

On the other side, the Redhawks have lost four straight, being outscored 20-3 during that span, including a 3-1 setback to Pitt-Bradford on Oct. 15.

In that contest, the Panthers built a 3-0 lead behind Abbey Kalin’s early goal and two scores from Grace Dadzaa. Despite outshooting the Panthers, La Roche’s tally came in the second half with the game well in hand. It was a physical match that featured 24 fouls and seven yellow cards.

Dadzaa leads the Panther attack with six goals, and Courtney Shade has chipped in five scores. Kaitlyn Donnelly sets the stage in the midfield and ranks among the conference leaders with six assists.

Defensively, Pitt-Bradford is fourth among all AMCC teams, allowing 1.49 goals per game. Goalkeeper Sarah Dailey posted three shutouts in conference play, and is third among all AMCC netminders with 108 saves.

The Redhawks’ Vanessa Ceravolo is one of the league’s top scoring threats with 15 goals this season. She accounted for nine of the Redhawks’ 15 shots against Pitt-Bradford during the first meeting and the team’s only score.

No other player for La Roche has more than four goals, and Allesandra Perri leads the team with seven assists.

La Roche is surrendering more than two goals per match, ranking among the conference’s worst. Jessica Welka has emerged as the team’s top keeper, posting six wins and one shutout.

“LaRoche is an opponent that will compete for the entire game,” Walker said. “I see the match being a close battle since we just faced one another two weeks ago.”

It’s the first postseason meeting between the two schools since the 2012 AMCC semifinals. Pitt-Bradford prevailed, winning 3-1 on penalty kicks, and advanced to the AMCC championship match for the first time in school history. The Panthers have returned to the title game every year since and hope to make it five-in-a-row in 2016.

The winner of Saturday’s contest will advance to meet No. 2 Pitt-Greensburg in Wednesday’s semifinal round.​


We are very pleased to showcase noteworthy individuals who have left a fine legacy and defined the very essence of what and who we are - those who have made us better simply because they were here.

Alumni of the Month - Bobby Taylor
Bobby Taylor

Year of Graduation

What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?
I graduated in 1991 and kicked around between Chicago, Illinois and Port Allegany until June of 1994. My parents Greg and Dee Buchanan saw me in what I can best describe as a downward spiral. We talked about my future and decided professional audio would be a good fit for me, so I attended a school for recording engineering and when I graduated from there I worked doing audio on a cruise ship.

From there I went on to do sound for Disney on Ice shows. After another stint on a cruise ship in 1998, I landed a gig for one of the power house sound companies in the rock n roll world called Showco. There I was able to work for some of my favorite bands from when I was a kid like Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Godsmack, as well as bands that gave me credit in the adults eyes such as George Strait, Tim McGraw, and Carlos Santana.

In 2001, Showco was bought by a Pennsylvania company called Clair Brothers now called Clair Global. We truly are the powerhouse of live sound reinforcement. Here I have been fortunate enough to work with the biggest names in the world including The Who, The Eagles, and the Rolling Stones. In 2009, I had the opportunity to do President Obama’s inauguration, and currently I am on the Bruce Springsteen’s The River 2016 tour.

Where do you currently live?
I own a home in Port Allegany. But I guess I live out of a suitcase, in a tour bus, or hotel room most of the time.

Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?
I'd have to say Ms. Risha Hall, currently Mrs. Johnson. She was new at the time, but I really liked her. I think we all did.

What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?
June 2, 1991 graduation day. Unfortunately I'm not one of those folks who say high school years are the best of your life. I think I'm living the best years right now.

I'd have to add that a trophy for participation is meaningless. I'm very fortunate to have a job I love and to have attained the success that I have. But I worked for it. Yes, my parents helped steer me in the right direction at the beginning. That is what parents are for. But the work, the dedication, and the sacrifices have been all me.

The world is not fair or easy. It's hard. Sometimes almost unbearable. Almost. You can succeed, work for it, bleed for it; hell, pray for it. But for God’s sake do something for it. Don't sit there with your tools in your belt and wait for the world to do it for you.

Fall is Time to Target Steelhead

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Fall is Time to Target Steelhead
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 27) — Recent rains in northwest Pennsylvania have raised water levels in Lake Erie’s tributary streams, luring anxious anglers eager for a shot at catching an elusive steelhead during their annual spawning runs. And now through December, anglers can purchase select fishing licenses for 50 percent off, under special pricing offered by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).

“Labeled as ‘silver shadows,’ ‘chromers’ or ‘silver bullets,’ steelhead are some of the most respected and hard-to-find fish you will ever chase,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “Known for their strength, acrobatics and survival, these fish provide an experience like no other. Steelhead fishing is an experience all anglers should place on their list of things to do.”

During October through April, steelhead travel from the depths of Lake Erie to spawn in nearby tributary streams. The average adult weighs 6 to 11 pounds and measures 24 inches.

The PFBC estimates that nearly a quarter-million steelhead fishing trips are made to the area every year, generating more than $9.5 million in economic activity for the community.

“Anglers travel to these cold waters to get the feel of the season’s first strike,” Arway added. “This hooks many for life and sends reels screaming, hearts racing and trout dancing across the water, luring anglers time and time again.”

The 50 percent discount applies to resident, non-resident and senior resident licenses and are valid through December 31, 2016. Anglers must still purchase trout and Lake Erie permits.

“This is a great opportunity for anglers who haven’t purchased a license yet, but still want to fish Erie’s famous ‘steelhead alley’ this year,” added Arway.

Anglers can target steelhead on more than a dozen tributary streams with miles of public access. The PFBC’s interactive maps provide key information to access the areas, including GPS coordinates and parking.

Visitors to the PFBC’s popular Walnut Creek Marina should be aware that it under construction and that the area from the entrance to Lake Erie to the large parking area is currently closed to fishing. It is expected to reopen at Thanksgiving. However, anglers can fish the creek along the parking lot and upstream.

For more information about fishing for steelhead, visit the PFBC’s website.

For current water conditions reported by anglers, visit

The PFBC has been managing the steelhead fishery on Lake Erie for more than 40 years, stocking over a million juvenile steelhead each year. The agency continually works on improving access to Lake Erie tributaries through property acquisitions and easements using angler funds acquired through the Erie permit and Erie/trout/salmon combo permit. The PFBC also makes funds available for property acquisitions and easements through the Erie Access Improvement Grant Program.

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Cook

LIHEAP Program Set to Open Nov. 1, Says Causer

HARRISBURG – The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for home heating assistance on Tuesday, Nov. 1, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) said today.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants. It also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing their heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.

The income eligibility guidelines for LIHEAP are set at 150 percent of the federal poverty level income. For an individual, the income limit is $17,820; for a couple, the limit is $24,030; and for a family of four, it is $36,450. Residents may apply for LIHEAP online or by contacting the County Assistance Office in their county of residence:

Cameron County, 411 Chestnut St., Emporium, 1-888-855-1824.
McKean County, 68 Chestnut St., Suite B, Bradford, 1-800-822-1108.
Potter County, 269 Route 6 West, Room 1, Coudersport, 1-800-446-9896.

For additional information or to apply online, visit

Potter County Commissioners Meeting For October 13, 2016

Potter County Commissioners Agenda For October 27, 2016

Kane Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Accident

At 1:05 PM on Friday, Kane Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Holman Street for a 2 vehicle accident.

Ex-Salamanca man shot dead; suspect in custody

Olean Times Herald

COLLINS — A former Salamanca resident was fatally shot Wednesday in Collins, and a suspect has been apprehended and charged by police.

At approximately 1 a.m., state police and the Bureau of Criminal Investigations responded to reports of a shooting at 12975 Route 438 in Collins, located on the southern border of Erie County. Dustin M. Sharp, 31, of Hamburg, formerly of Salamanca, did not respond to lifesaving measures and succumbed to his injuries on-scene, according to a police press release issued Thursday.  Read more....

Halloween Happenings In Area Communities / Send Info To

Kane Dispatched For Fire Alarm At Kane Community Hospital

At 10:42 AM on Friday, Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Kane Community Hospital for a commercial fire alarm.
10:45 AM--RECALLED by Chief 5


10/27/2016 09:02 PM EDT
Back to Nature Foods, LLC is voluntarily recalling four (4) products because those products contain chocolate purchased from a third party supplier which was found to contain undeclared Milk that is not listed as an ingredient on the label.

Headline Harrisburg By Rep. Matt Gabler

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Headline Harrisburg
Friday, October 28, 2016
The latest news from the State Capitol 
Expanding Options - Legislation I authored that would allow for the use of semi-automatic firearms and air- or gas-powered rifles for certain hunting applications has been sent to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for his signature.

I am proud that House Bill 263 is the NRA’s top legislative priority in our state and the most significant pro-gun legislation passed by the General Assembly this session. The inspiration for House Bill 263 came from an Elk County citizen who showed me how advancements in technology associated with these air-, chemical- and gas cylinder-powered rifles made them viable, humane options for use in hunting applications.

In addition, my bill now brings Pennsylvania in line with many other states that provide semi-automatic firearms as a viable hunting option. I thank the Senate for working with me to move this bill, and I look forward to having the governor sign the legislation into law.

Experience in other states has shown air- and gas-powered rifles to be especially popular among young hunters, women and new participants in the sport. The intent of the legislation is to bring these new options to all our state’s hunters and sportsmen. I am excited to offer this bill to expand options for people young and old alike who would be able to fully enjoy our area’s strong outdoor heritage.
Support for Our StudentsOn Wednesday, the state Senate unanimously passed legislation I authored that would protect students attending postsecondary schools accredited by an agency that loses its federal recognition. House Bill 2338 now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature.

I appreciate my Senate colleagues acting swiftly in moving House Bill 2338. Students who are in the middle of their education depend on federal and state financial aid, as well as being eligible at the conclusion of their education to receive accreditation or professional licensure for the course of study they’ve gone through. This legislation ensures that any student who is in the process of their education is able to continue to pursue their career without having their life interrupted because of a bureaucratic hiccup in Washington, D.C.

The Department of Education under the Obama administration recently decided to derecognize the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), one of the country’s largest national accrediting agencies. The move places many students at Pennsylvania’s career and technical schools in jeopardy of losing financial aid and eligibility for professional licensure.

These schools would also have an 18-month window to receive new accreditation by another agency. Extensions would also be possible if they are deemed to be in the best interest of the student body.

While my bill was written with the intent of assisting all ACICS schools across Pennsylvania, including DuBois Business College (DBC), other factors led to the untimely closure of that school in late September.

Unfortunately, no state-level legislation could have changed the outcome at DBC. In spite of that, I am proud that I have worked with DBC’s leaders to offer this bill that will save several dozen school locations across our state that face very similar situations as DBC.

I encourage the governor to sign this bill and immediately start protecting students across our state who otherwise face a real threat to their education and career paths.
DuBois Sewer Improvements - I'm pleased to announce funding has been awarded to the City of DuBois for an efficiency study on its wastewater treatment facility in Sandy Township. The $100,000 grant has been secured through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFAs) Sewage Facilities program, one of seven programs funded through Marcellus Shale Act 13 revenue.

The program is supported by revenue from Marcellus Shale drilling impact fees as part of Act 13 of 2012. I am pleased that our community will benefit from these funds and I congratulate city leaders for their great work on this project.

The study will update the city’s Municipal Sewage Facilities plan and evaluate the overall performance and efficiency of the treatment plant. The analysis is in anticipation of regulations to be put into place by the Department of Environmental Protection in 2018. The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages.

The seven grant programs to which revenue may be directed are Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement; Baseline Water Quality; Flood Mitigation; Orphaned and Abandoned Wells; Sewage Facilities; Greenways, Trails and Recreation; and Watershed Restoration and Protection.
Recognizing Our Future Leaders
– Congratulations to Zeph Woelfel, whose Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held last Saturday at the Fox Township Senior Center.
On Tuesday, I joined House colleagues from western and northwestern Pennsylvania in welcoming to Harrisburg members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart’s Alle-Kiski Chapter 519. The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat.

The group with us Tuesday is comprised of veterans from the Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.