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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Company Plans Shale Gas Waste Water Treatment Facility In Coudersport

In Pennsylvania, You Can Get Help For Addiction!!

If you or someone you know is suffering from the disease of addiction, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit for treatment options. 

For more information on the fight against opioid abuse in Pennsylvania, visit the Department of Health website at or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 6:48 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to 100 block of Main Street or a maternity emergency.

Welcoming Owen Michael Schoonover Born March 22, 2017 At Cole Memorial Hospital

Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched To Bells Run Road For A Medical Emergency.

At 5:20 PM on Saturday Shinglehouse Ambulance was dispatched to Bells Run Road for a Medical Emergency.

9th Annual Spring Antique & Collectible Show & Sale April 22 & 23 At PA Lumber Museum

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Hamilton Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-03-20 00:00:00 to REPSOL OIL & GAS USA LLC for site JOHNSON (02-135-10) K 10H in Hamilton Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Hamilton Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-03-20 00:00:00 to REPSOL OIL & GAS USA LLC for site JOHNSON (02-135-08) K 8H in Hamilton Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Hamilton Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-03-20 00:00:00 to REPSOL OIL & GAS USA LLC for site JOHNSON (02-135-06) K 6H in Hamilton Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Sweden Twp TownshipGas permit issued on 2017-03-20 00:00:00 to JKLM ENERGY LLC for site SWEDEN VALLEY 106-4HU in Sweden Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-03-20 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2612 215HU 52621 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

$7,000. Donation From Coudersport Elementary Pushes Community Pool Fund Over $100,000.

Jim and Cynthia 

We had a great week of donations. Thanks for helping keep this fundraising going.


Coming together is the beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success! ~Henry Ford

Coudersport Elementary "pooled" together to help their community! $7,037.02 was raised for the pool fund by selling bracelets and t-shirts, participating in Change Wars, and having an after school Beach Party.

This donation pushes our Pool Fund total to over $100,000!

Fundraising efforts continue on May 13th 5:30 pm @ The American Legion, we will have a live auction, raffles, drawings and much more. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Donations for the fundraiser are still being accepted.

Thanks again to everyone at the Coudersport Elementary School and most importantly the children who emptied their piggy banks for their community.

Donations can be made via check to :
Coudersport Borough
Pool Fund
201 South West St
Coudersport Pa 16915

Todd Husson
Pool Committee

Valerie S. HURLBURT, 46, of Genesee, PA


Valerie S. HURLBURT, 46, of Genesee, PA, died Friday, March 17, 2017. 

Friends may gather at the Genesee Fire Hall on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. A dish to pass may be taken for a luncheon at 1:00 PM if desired. 

A brief service will be held by Rev. Dennis Munro at 4:00 PM. 

Memorials may be made to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association at

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

 Online condolences may be expressed at

Post Bowl for Kids Sake

The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program would like to thank the businesses and individuals who helped with Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2017. Bowl For Kids’ Sake, our largest annual fundraiser, took place on March 11, 2017 at Byllye Lanes in Bradford. 100 % of the funds raised at this event will support retention and recruitment of one to one matches between adult volunteers and youth in McKean County. Long-term studies show that kids who have a Big are much less likely to get involved in problem behaviors while also improving school attendance and academic performance, and supporting better relationships with family members and peers.

A total of one hundred seventy-three bowlers attended this year’s event. With individual bowler donations and business sponsorships, Bowl For Kids’ Sake raised a total gross amount of $17,821. Domino’s of Bradford and Costa’s Supermarket of Smethport both graciously donated food for the event. Individual bowlers brought in $11,333 while business sponsors donated an additional $6,358. AmeriHealth and Kids for Cancer each sponsored a lane for families in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program to come out and enjoy the fun.

Each individual bowler was encouraged to raise a minimum of $50. Staff and children involved with the McKean County Department of Human Services Independent Living program raised nearly $1.000 of the total amount raised by bowlers. The individual bowlers that raised the most money were 1st place, Terri Walker of the PSA Health Care team, 2nd place, Amy Hartel, and 3rd place, Isabella and Nicolas Learn. Those bowlers raising the most money received prize packages containing Kwik Fill gas cards as well at Tops Market and Wal-Mart gift cards. Every participant enjoyed two free bowling games, shoe rental, free food and refreshments, and chances to win gift baskets.

This year’s event sponsors included Perfect game sponsors WESB, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, The Kane Vets Home Association, The Kane Republican, Ameri-Health, and Liberty Tax Service. Strike sponsors included Asel Enterprises and Zook Motors. Spare sponsors included the Bradford Vets Club, Burns and Burns Associates, Byllye Lanes, Carl E. Swanson and Sons Inc., Cutco Kabar Visitors Center, Fraternal Order of Eagles #2432 and Eagles Auxiliary, Hamlin Bank and Trust Co., Italian American Progressive Club, Kane Lions Club, Kwik-Fill, Kessel Construction, Kiwanis Club of Bradford, KOS, Inc., Pine Haven Veterinary Clinic, PSA Healthcare, Sheetz, Southern Airways Express, WHKS, and W.E. Swanson Agency, Inc.

Thank you to all of the businesses who supported Bowl For Kids Sake and The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program by being lane sponsors or donating prizes, banners, advertisement, or supplies. Thanks also to our devoted volunteer mentors, parents, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Task Force members who donated their time to help make this year’s event a success.

There are currently forty-two children on the waiting list for a Big, and more volunteers are needed. If you or your organization is interested learning how to volunteer with or donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of McKean County, please call toll-free at 1.877.776.1636 or locally at 814-887-5591. You can also get more information on our website at

Responsible Disposal: Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste

Spring is here. Cleaning out? It is a great time to clear those corners of your house, basement and garage. Responsibly dispose of unwanted paint, cleaning supplies, old electronics, and other unwanted items. These are environmentally hazardous items that should never be sent to landfills in regular garbage collection.

Household hazardous waste includes a large variety of materials. These materials can be disposed of at the upcoming collection at the McKean County Fairgrounds April 1, 2017, 9:00am – 1:00pm. There is a minimal cost per pound which varies by item or material.

Call or register today. Pre-registration is required for this event – Pricing will be determined upon registration

Visit or call 814-425-7773

Under Residential Services, click on Collection Registration to register for McKean County event

Enter in all necessary information

ECS&R will accept cash, check, or credit card as payment (payment is due the day of the event after all your items are accounted for)

Pricing for items is listed under McKean County Event

Accepted Items Include

Household Chemicals - $1.50 / lb

Oil based / latex paint, deck stains, flammable liquids, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, fertilizers, antifreeze, oil, putties, glues, adhesives, wood / metal finishing products, water sealers, household cleaning agents, herbicides, pesticides
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) - $0.45 / lb All tube / CRT TV’s and monitors
Desktop Computers, Laptops, TV’s (CRT / Non-CRT) VCR’s Phones, Irons, 8 tracks, DVD players, game consoles etc… $0.25 / lb All non-CRT devices

Incandescent, fluorescent, neon, infrared - $1.47 / lb

Car, motorcycle, alkaline (AAA, AA, C, D), button cells - $1.47 / lb
Small Freon Containing Devices - $0.52 / lb

Have questions or need more information? Call Recycling Director Justin Lund at the McKean County Conservation District at 814-887-4017.

G2 Gymnastics – Jamestown Results

Recently, G2 Gymnastics of Shinglehouse traveled to Jamestown, NY for the Lucky Stars Gymnastics Invitational hosted by Stroup’s Gymnastics. Almost 600 gymnasts represented USA Gymnastics Clubs from PA, NY, and Canada. Thirty-Four members represented G2 Gymnastics at the competition. G2 had a strong showing as the Level 3s brought home 3rd Place and Level 6s brought home 4th Place in the Team division. Despite very tough competition, G2 received over 100 individual awards including all around champion: Kara Longo. G2 Gymnastics will be traveling to West Seneca, NY this weekend to compete in the Spring Graffiti hosted by Flips Gymnastics.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact G2 Gymnastics and Fitness as we will soon be accepting new gymnasts for our 2017-2018 competitive season. We offer programs for all children ages 3-18. The last class of this session will be April 1st so watch for an updated schedule. For more information, please visit:

Top 3 Event Winners:
VAULT: Hannah Fleniken-2nd, Kaylee Oswald-2nd, Kara Longo-2nd
BARS: Corinne Waid-3rd, Kara Longo-3rd
BEAM: Kara Longo-1st
FLOOR: Ashley Oswald-2nd, Kara Longo-3rd

9.0 CLUB:
VAULT: Aeralyn Salada-9.40, Morgan Mattison-9.15, Madison Cady-9.475, Sara DeLong-9.50, Hannah Fleniken-9.55, Kendra Niver-9.35, Emily Proctor-9.15, Sayedie-Skye Fields-9.10, Teigan White-9.30, Emma Chambers-9.0, Irelyn Rounsville-9.425, Madison Errick-9.0, Brielle Fidurko-9.45, Kaylee Oswald-9.55, Hanna Wysocki-9.20, Genecis Easton-9.40, Lily Stedman-9.10, Maddison Gietler-9.20, Danica Yates-9.50, Kara Longo-9.55, Laci Miller-9.05, Emma Saulter-9.025
BARS: Addison Amidon-9.275, Morgan Mattison-9.075, Skylar Waid-9.20, Madison Cady-9.0, Kendra Niver-9.25, Kaylee Oswald-9.20, Danica Yates-9.325, Corinne Waid-9.05, Kara Longo-9.275
BEAM: Adelyn Walker-9.25, Morgan Mattison-9.20, Skylar Waid-9.10, Madison Cady-9.0, Kendra Niver-9.35, Emily Proctor-9.30, Emma Chambers-9.40, Ashley Oswald-9.05, Kara Longo-9.375
FLOOR: Morgan Mattison-9.10, Madison Cady-9.10, Sara DeLong-9.40, Hannah Fleniken-9.15, Kendra Niver-9.15, Emily Proctor-9.25, Emma Chambers-9.15, Irelyn Rounsville-9.025, Madison Errick-9.10, Jaden Dunbar-9.0, Kaylee Oswald-9.125, Ashley Oswald-9.05, Kara Longo-9.15, Selin Sumer-9.40, Emma Saulter-9.15

34.00: Aeralyn Salada-34.125, Addison Amidon-34.525, Mia Shaffer-34.725, Sayedie-Skye Fields-34.125, Irelyn Rounsville-34.70, Jaden Dunbar-34.575, Brielle Fidurko-34.75, Maddison Gietler-34.15, Danica Yates-34.95, Ashley Oswald-34.15
35.00: Adelyn Walker-35.625, Skylar Waid-35.95, Hannah Fleniken-35.90, Madison Errick-35.275, Lily Stedman-35.425, Selin Sumer-35.40, Emma Saulter-35.125
36.00: Morgan Mattison-36.525, Madison Cady-36.575, Emily Proctor-36.65, Emma Chambers-36.025, Kaylee Oswald-36.475
37.00: Kendra Niver-37.125, Kara Longo-37.35

Full Meet Results:
Kate Mitchell: vault-8.65, bars-8.025, beam-8.75, floor-7.10, AA-32.525-24th
Aeralyn Salada: vault-9.40-6th, bars-7.725, beam-8.55, floor-8.45-12th, AA-34.125-15th
Addison Amidon: vault-8.65, bars-9.275-4th, beam-8.35, floor-8.25, AA-34.525-13th
Mia Shaffer: vault-8.95, bars-8.225, beam-8.90, floor-8.65, AA-34.725-16th
Adelyn Walker: vault-8.90, bars-8.675, beam-9.25-9th, floor-8.80-13th, AA-35.625-16th
Morgan Mattison: vault-9.15, bars-9.075-13th, beam-9.20-11th, floor-9.10-7th, AA-36.525-11th
Skylar Waid: vault-8.95, bars-9.20-9th, beam-9.10-13th, floor-8.70, AA-35.95-15th
Madison Cady: vault-9.475-7th, bars-9.0, beam-9.0, floor-9.10-6th , AA-36.575-10th
Sara DeLong: vault-9.50-6th, bars-8.80, beam-8.25, floor-9.40-4th, AA-35.95-14th
Hannah Fleniken: vault-9.55-2nd, bars-8.5, beam-8.85, floor-9.15-10th, AA-35.90-13th
Kendra Niver: vault-9.35-7th, bars-9.275-5th, beam-9.35-7th, floor-9.15-7th, AA-37.125-6th
Emily Proctor: vault-9.15, bars-8.95-11th, beam-9.30-8th, floor-9.25-5th, AA-36.65-7th
Sayedie-Skye Fields: vault-9.10, bars-8.425, beam-8.10, floor-8.50, AA-34.125-23rd
Emily Schultz-Cone: vault-8.65, bars-7.40, beam-8.80, floor-8.0, AA-32.85-24th
Teigan White: vault-9.30-8th, bars-8.825-12th, beam-8.90, floor-8.75, AA-35.775-15th
Emma Chambers: vault-9.0, bars-8.475, beam-9.40-6th, floor-9.15-8th, AA-36.025-11th

Irelyn Rounsville: vault-9.425-5th, bars-8.0, beam-8.25, floor-9.025-8th, AA-34.70-13th
Madison Errick: vault-9.0, bars-8.45, beam-8.725-4th, floor-9.10-8th, AA-35.275-9th
Jaden Dunbar: vault-9.10-10th, bars-8.55-12th, beam-7.925, floor-9.0-10th, AA-34.575-12th
Brielle Fidurko: vault-9.45-4th, bars-8.50-13th, beam-8.25-12th, floor-8.55, AA-34.75-11th
Kaylee Oswald: vault-9.55-2nd, bars-9.20-4th, beam-8.60-6th, floor-9.125-7th, AA-36.475-4th
Hanna Wysocki: vault-9.20-16th, bars-7.40, beam-7.75, floor-8.55, AA-32.90-24th
Genecis Easton: vault-9.40-10th, bars-7.90, beam-7.85, floor-8.65, AA-33.80-20th
Lily Stedman: vault-9.10-14th, bars-8.70, beam-8.725-13th, floor-8.90-14th, AA-35.425-15th
Maddison Gietler: vault-9.20-12th, bars-8.10, beam-8.55, floor-8.30, AA-34.15-18th
Natalie McDowell: vault-8.90, bars-8.30, beam-8.025, floor-8.175, AA-33.40-20th
Danica Yates: vault-9.50-6th, bars-9.325-6th, beam-7.65, floor-8.475, AA-34.95-17th

Ashley Oswald: vault-8.10-7th, bars-7.95, beam-9.05-6th, floor-9.05-2nd, AA-34.15-6th
Anna Schuessler: vault-8.275-4th, bars-7.70, beam-8.05, floor-8.775-9th, AA-32.80-13th
Corinne Waid: vault-7.425, bars-9.05-3rd, beam-8.0, floor-8.925-5th, AA-33.40-10th
Samantha Proctor: vault-7.375, bars-7.90, beam-8.85-9th, floor-7.925, AA-32.05-17th
Kara Longo: vault-9.55-2nd, bars-9.275-3rd, beam-9.375-1st, floor-9.15-3rd, AA-37.35-1st

Laci Miller: vault-9.05-5th, bars-8.20, beam-7.675, floor-8.85, AA-33.775-12th
Selin Sumer: vault-8.90-8th, bars-8.575-5th, beam-8.525, floor-9.40-5th, AA-35.40-8th
Emma Saulter: vault-9.025-8th, bars-8.0, beam-8.95-7th, floor-9.15, AA-35.125-12th

Photo by: Shawn Murray Photography
Pictured L-R

Front Row: Madison Errick, Mia Shaffer, Kate Mitchell, Irelyn Rounsville, Addison Amidon, Aeralyn Salada
2nd Row: Morgan Mattison, Hannah Fleniken, Lily Stedman, Danica Yates, Emma Chambers, Anna Schuessler, Samantha Proctor, Madison Cady, Maddison Gietler
3rd Row: Kendra Niver, Genecis Easton, Sayedie-Skye Fields, Skylar Waid, Sara DeLong, Teigan White, Emily Proctor, Natalie McDowell, Adelyn Walker, Jaden Dunbar
Back Row: Hanna Wysocki, Ashley Oswald, Corinne Waid, Laci Miller, Selin Sumer, Emma Saulter, Kara Longo, Brielle Fidurko, Emily Schultz-Cone, Kaylee Oswald

Roulette Ambulance To Burleson Avenue

At 11:55 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Burleson Avenue for a medical emergency.

Coudersport Ambulance To Cherry Springs Road

At 11:07 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & ALS have been dispatched to Cherry Springs Road for a medical emergency.

Ham & Turkey Party At Roulette Fire Hall Saturday, March 25th

Happy Birthday Bob Jackson 90 Years Young.

Join Hamilton's Maple Products For Breakfast Saturdays & Sundays In Ulysses

Penn Brad Oil Museum Oil & Gas Memorabilia Auction Saturday, March 25th At Masonic Lodge In Bradford, PA

Lakeview Health Care & Rehabilitation Seeking Full Time RN Supervisor & Part Time RN's & LPN's

Thinking Mowing? Think Husqvarna!! Think Howard's Inc!! Route 6 East, Coudersport, PA

Howard's, Inc. Husqvarna

IU #9 Has Job Openings For Extended School Year July 10 Thru July 27, 2017

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JVB Has Openings For 2 Part-Time Tellers In Port Allegany, PA

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Dental Assistant And Registered Dental Hygienist.

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Homemakers

SMC Powder Metallurgy, Inc. Has An Immediate Opening For A Process Engineer

SMC Powder Metallurgy, Inc. In Galeton, PA, Seeking Quality Engineer

State Police Investigate Burglary Of Camp In Eldred Township

Known Male To Be Charged With Violating PFA And Possession Of Pot

Friday, March 24, 2017

Panthers Drop Home Opening Series to Penn College

By Scott Elliott
BRADFORD, Pa. - Pitt-Bradford baseball hosted Penn College Friday in its 2017 home opener at the Kessel Athletic Complex. The Panthers dropped both games to the Wildcats, 8-7 and 6-3.

The Panthers stormed back in the opener after falling behind 7-2 only to lose in extra innings. Pitt-Bradford jumped ahead 2-0 in the second behind Brody Wood’s two-run double to left field.

Starter Ryan Boyer retired the first seven Wildcat hitters he faced, but a one-out single in the third opened the floodgates for Penn College. The Wildcats would score seven runs on five hits, aided by a pair of errors, to chase Boyer from the game.

Andrew Bacha came on to retire the final two batters of the frame and would hold Penn College scoreless over the next 4.2 innings, allowing the Panthers to mount a charge.

Tim Brown doubled with two outs in the third, scoring a pair of runs, and Austin Parent’s RBI single up the middle capped a two-run fourth, trimming the deficit to 7-6. In the fifth, Jay Clinger doubled with one out, and he tied the game on Brown’s base hit.

Both teams squandered chances in the final two innings, pushing the contest to extras. In the top half of the eighth, Clinger chased down the go-ahead run in between third base and home after fielding a groundball at shortstop, yet the Wildcats singled in the winning run from second base in the next at bat.

Pitt-Bradford advanced a runner to third with two outs in the bottom half of the frame, but Brock Blovsky grounded out to end the threat.

Brown had three of the Panthers’ nine hits, and Clinger scored twice. Benjamin Hayes was charged with the loss, allowing one run on two hits in a single inning of work. Bacha was sharp in his relief appearance, surrendering only two hits while striking out four and walking one.

Pitt-Bradford also squandered an early lead in game two, as Penn College erupted for four runs in the fourth inning to win 6-3.

A pair of errors in the second inning led to two Panther runs, and Brown’s run-scoring bloop single added a third. The Wildcats got a run back in the third, and a trio of doubles in the fourth led to a four-run explosion. Penn College added a run in the sixth, and the game was called before the start of the seventh inning due to darkness.

Pitt-Bradford mustered just three hits and stranded 10 runners on base, including leaving the bases loaded in the final inning. Matthew Hogue took the loss, allowing five runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 4-12 on the season and will travel to Medaille Wednesday for the start of conference play.

Roulette Dispatched To Station

At 9:20 PM on Friday, Roulette Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to station.

Sinnemahoning Dispatched To Brush Fire & Wires Down

At 8:14 PM on Friday, Sinnemahoning Fire Department has been dispatched to a brush fire with wires down near 4662 First Fork Road. 
Responders are on scene and have notified the power company.

Roulette Ambulance To Center Street

At 7:13 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Center Street for a patient with difficulty breathing.

A benefit for Donald Gifford set for 1 p.m. Saturday at The Shack at Corydon, 3307 W. Washington St.


When Dave Feely found out Don Gifford was seriously injured, he knew what had to be done.

"We will have a benefit," he said. "And the sooner the better."

Earlier this month, Gifford, a Bradford Township employee and Willow Creek resident, was working on the garbage truck and was pinned between the truck and another vehicle.

He had surgery in Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y., and is now in a rehabilitation facility.

Within days, Feely's words became a reality.

A benefit is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at The Shack at Corydon, 3307 W. Washington St.

The Shack is serving beef on wecks plus rigatoni and meatballs. Several people have signed up to bring in food that will be used to supplement the meal. There will be a cash bar.

The cost is $10 per person.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction.

Entertainment includes the Inexpensive Winos, DJ Brandon Hallock and Greg Pire.

Feely wanted to help Gifford, who lives next to The Shack, because he has known him for years.

"In all honesty, he is one of the nicest, most sincere person I have met in my life," Feely said of Gifford. "Always respectful and friendly."

"I have always walked away from him feeling a little better. It's true."

And many people have offered to help with the benefit.

"A lot of people have stepped forward ," Feely said. "That's standard in Bradford. That is what we do in this town ... someone is in need and boom - people come running."

Gifford has a wife, Lisa, and three stepchildren.

"They are very grateful for any help. Very grateful," Feely said.

A portion of The Shack's proceeds will also be donated to the Giffords.

Feely is hopeful for a good turnout.

"It is hard to hear about something like this. Bad things happen to good people."

3-24-2017 Recalls

03/24/2017 02:00 PM EDT
Pro Sports Club of Bellevue, WA is recalling 36.957 Yogurt Peanut Crunch bars because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli H7 bacteria (E.Coli O157:H7) E Coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc., a Lampasas, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 35,168 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat beef taquito products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber with plastic.
 Lakes Farm Raised Catfish, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Due To Possible Adulteration
– Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Inc., a Dundee, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,695 pounds of siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with residues of public health concern, specifically Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green.


The student editors of Baily’s Beads, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s award-winning literary magazine, are seeking contest entries, submissions for special sections of music and performance poetry, and general submissions for their 2018 issue.
For the contest, participants are invited to write a piece that includes all of these seven words: lurched, chortle, attic, incite, icepack, beeswax, and orifice. Winners will be published in the 2018 edition and receive a cash prize. The deadline for entering is April 1.

The magazine is also seeking general submissions that reflect the community, and culture, or current events in a distinctive and inventive way. It accepts poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, including memoirs, essays, commentaries, interviews and travel and nature writing. The magazine also seeks audio recordings of original music compositions and audio or video recordings of performance poetry. For those sections, composers and performers should also e-mail a written copy of their work.

Written submissions should have a separate cover sheet with name, contact information (address, e-mail and phone), title of the submission and genre or medium. To help the staff judge work on its merits, do not place a name on the work itself. Prose should be double spaced, and poetry should be single-spaced. Authors may submit up to 20 pages of writing.

The staff is also seeking art – photography, paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, and digital art.

Submitted images should be high-resolution jpeg files to ensure a high-quality print.

Writers and artists do not need to be Pitt-Bradford students to make a submission. Each author/artist is asked to submit no more than 10 pieces. All submissions should be sent to The magazine accepts submissions year-round, but to ensure consideration for the next issue, please submit by April 10.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Poet Tanya Holtland and composer Daniela Candillari will give a joint presentation of their creative work Wednesday, March 29, in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Following the noon concert, Holtland and Candillari will join Pitt-Bradford faculty members Dr. Nancy McCabe, professor of writing, and Dr. Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music, to discuss issues of gender diversity in the arts.

“This presentation is an opportunity to highlight the role women play in the arts today while raising awareness of barriers that remain to a truly diverse arts environment,” Groffman said.

Candillari is a composer, pianist, conductor, TED Fellow and Fulbright Scholar.

Holtland’s chapbook “Inner River” was recently published by Drop Leaf Press.

During their residency at Pitt-Bradford, Candillari and Holtland will meet with student composers, musicians, and writers, who will have a chance to talk with and learn from these emerging artists who are increasingly prominent in their fields.

Following the residency, Candillari and Holtland will collaborate to write text and music for a new vocal work that will be premiered by acclaimed soprano Lucy Dhegrae at Pitt-Bradford in Fall 2017.

This presentation is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Year of Diversity and the Pitt-Bradford Women’s History Month Committee.

Work Continues Next Week on I-80 in Montour County


Montoursville, PA – A multi-year, $30 million project continues next week on Interstate 80 in Montour County with work in both eastbound and westbound

On Monday, March 27, and Tuesday, March 28, the eastbound right (driving) lane
will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from mile 224 to mile 229 so rumble strips can be filled in for a future traffic pattern change.

During the nights of Wednesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 30, alternating
westbound lanes will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. from mile 229 to mile 224 for line eradication and line painting in order to shift traffic onto the shoulder.

Motorists should be alert for slow-moving traffic and drive with caution through the work zone.

Police Seeking Male Who Fled Accident Scene

On Friday afternoon, Police are looking for a male who fled into the woods after a crash near Bordell Crossroad.

4:14 PM--Rew Fire Department dispatched to assemble at station for a search detail. Smethport & Otto Township Fire Depts. have also joined the search.

At about 5:30 PM, Searchers were advised the man had been found and they were dismissed. 

It's always a concern when an accident victim leaves the scene and is not found. Responders never know if the person is injured and confused, or out near the scene somewhere injured and unable to ask for help. Many hours have been expended by these volunteers looking for accident victims. 

Emporium Woman Accused Of Setting Fire To Her Home

Capitol Update

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Friday, March 24, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol
During the Potter-Tioga Maple Producers Association’s 13th Annual Maple Weekend, I was honored to present a copy of House Resolution 52 to Larry Hamilton of Hamilton’s Maple Products in Ulysses in recognition of Maple Producers Week in Pennsylvania. I was joined in the presentation by state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding (far right) and Carrie Fischer Lepore, deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Office of Marketing, Tourism and Film.
It was Pitt Day at the state Capitol on Tuesday, and I had the opportunity to meet with nursing students from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and their professor, Dr. Jean Truman. These students are already RNs and studying to earn their BSNs, and we had great conversation about a variety of issues and challenges facing the health care industry. They are an impressive group, and their patients will be in good hands!
DCNR Rural Fire Assistance Grants Available
Applications are now available for federal grants to help rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested areas.

Grants are available to rural areas or communities with fewer than 10,000 residents. Funding may be used for the purchase of wildfire suppression equipment, wildfire protective gear, wildfire prevention and mitigation, wildfire training, mobile or portable radios and installation of dry hydrants. The funds may also be used for conversion and maintenance of federal surplus property vehicles. The vehicles are presented to local departments exhibiting the greatest needs and those that commit to outfitting them for fire suppression.

Financial assistance on any project during any fiscal year cannot exceed 50 percent of the actual expenditures, including those of local, public and private nonprofit organizations participating in the agreement. The maximum grant that will be considered is $7,500 ($15,000 total project) per fire company.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Applications are due by May 18 and must be completed online here
House OKs Bill to Expand Reduced-Fee Vehicle Registration for Senior Citizens
More Pennsylvania seniors would be eligible for the state’s reduced-fee vehicle registration program under legislation I sponsored, which was approved by the House this week.

The program currently offers a discounted vehicle registration for just $10 to any person who is retired and receiving Social Security or other pension income that does not exceed $19,200 annually. However, since the income limit was last increased in 1998, many retirees have received modest cost-of-living increases in their Social Security income, and that has pushed them just beyond the eligibility limits for the program.

House Bill 188 would increase the income eligibility limit to $23,500, the same limit set for the state’s PACENET prescription drug assistance program. The bill must now be taken up by the Senate.

For more information about the existing reduced-fee vehicle registration program, visit
Restitution Package Seeks to Help Crime Victims
To make it easier for crime victims to receive the restitution owed to them, the House passed four bills designed to make sure criminals pay their legal obligations.

The bills would make it easier for counties to collect restitution; authorize wage attachment; require that any bail money be applied to restitution; and require that correctional facilities make minimum deductions from the wages and personal accounts of inmates.

In addition to meeting restitution, the bills also contain provisions that would require criminals to also address any owed court costs, fines and other obligations.

The bills now head to the state Senate. 

Emporium Man Located After Hit & Run Crash On Sizerville Road

Port Allegany's Maple Manor To Move To Bradford On March 31st

Shiglehouse Dispatched For Fire Alarm At Rizer Fireworks

At 2:08 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a fire alarm at Rizers Fireworks on Rt. 44 South. Responder on scene reports audible alarm with nothing showing.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-03-21 to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana 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

PA Permit Violation Issued to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-03-21 to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana county. 102.11(a)1 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS – BMP AND DESIGN STANDARDS - Person failed to design, implement and maintain E & S BMPs to minimize the potential for accelerated erosion and sedimentation to protect, maintain, reclaim and restore water quality and existing and designated uses.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Brady Twp, Clearfield County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-03-22 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Brady Twp, Clearfield county. 78.85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - Operator failed prevent gas flow in the annulus and use gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries in areas of known shallow gas producing zones.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

July 1st 5K Run/2K Walk Benefits Galeton Fireworks Committee

Spring Is Sprung!! PennDOT Road Project Restarting On Rt. 155 In Potter County!!

Route 155 Project to Re-start Monday in Potter County

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will re-start a Route 155 project in Potter County on Monday, March 27. This year’s work zone will stretch from the Potter County line near Sizerville State Park north to the McKean County line.

This section of Route 155 carries an average of 2,000 vehicles each day. Project work will result in a smoother road surface and enhance roadway travel on Route 155 for years to come.

Work in 2017 will begin at the north end of the construction zone and will feature drainage upgrades and guide rail removal.

The drainage work will require an alternating traffic pattern during daylight hours. The alternating pattern will be controlled by temporary, pedestal-type traffic signals that will be active for about 10 hours each day. Roadway flagger may also be used, depending on work activity.

Overall project work will include roadway base repair and paving. Project completion is expected in mid-summer/August, with all work weather dependent. IA Construction Corporation of Franklin, PA is the contractor on this $5.5 million job.

PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in and around all work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For regional Twitter updates, follow PennDOT on Twitter at

Causer to Host Veterans Service Representatives

BRADFORD – In an effort to ensure area veterans receive the services and support they need, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is hosting veterans service representatives at his area offices during the month of February.

Dan Falls of the American Legion will be at the Coudersport office, 107 S. Main St., on Thursday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments should be made by calling the office at 814-274-9769.

Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Kane office, 55 Fraley St., on Monday, April 3, from 1-3 p.m., and at the Bradford office, 78 Main St., on Monday, April 10, from 1-3 p.m. No appointments are necessary.

The representatives will offer veterans assistance with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Veterans need not be a member of either organization to take advantage of the services.

For more information, visit

Headline Harrisburg

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Friday, March 24, 2017
The latest news from the State Capitol 
Expanding Educational Choices – Pennsylvanians should be proud of the great and varied educational options available to our Commonwealth’s students. I recently had the pleasure of supporting the latest effort to extend our successful track record of educational choice and excellence in our state.

Click here for the details.
Inheritance Tax Elimination –
On Tuesday, the House Finance Committee passed legislation I support which would eliminate the inheritance tax rate for transfers of property to or for the use of a child aged 21 years or younger from a natural parent, adoptive parent or step-parent. Transactions like this are currently subject to an inheritance tax rate of 4.5 percent.

During the meeting, I addressed concerns members had about the bill's potential impact on our state budget. Please click here to listen to my remarks.
Honoring Our Veterans –
On Wednesday, the House Transportation Committee unanimously passed House Bill 269, which would rename the State Route 879 bridge over Trout Run in Goshen Township, Clearfield County, as the Private David Kyle McCracken Memorial Bridge.

McCracken, a 1942 Clearfield High School graduate, was killed in action during World War Two and received the Purple Heart.

The bill may now be considered by the full House.

On the Road Again - Projects to replace these two Clearfield County bridges is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, April 3:

The Route 219/Mahaffey-Grampian Highway bridge over Poplar Run near Bells Landing, Greenwood Township.

The Route 219/Mahaffey-Grampian Highway bridge over Bell Run near Bells Landing, Greenwood Township.

In both cases, construction is expected to be complete in late October.

During the projects, an alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary traffic signals that allow drivers to cross both bridges in the same signal cycle. The signals will be in flash mode starting this Tuesday, March 28, and in full operation starting Monday, April 3.
Attention Hunters - The Pennsylvania Game Commission will host a hunter training course on Monday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 11, at the Kane Fish and Game Sportsman's Club on Dwight Road in Kane. This 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, please click here.
On Tuesday, I had the privilege of meeting with Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and some of his students who were spending the day at the state Capitol.