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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pitt-Bradford's Evan Greening to be Honored During NCAA Final Four

By Scott Elliott
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Pitt-Bradford men’s basketball player Evan Greening will be honored during Saturday night’s NCAA Men’s Final Four in Phoenix for being named to the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®.

Greening and nine other recipients from all levels of college basketball will be recognized for their impressive commitment to bettering communities all over the world and positively impacting the lives of those around them. The ceremony will take place during the under 12-minute timeout of the first half of the second national semifinal between Oregon and North Carolina. The game is scheduled to tip at approximately 8:49 p.m. EST.

Greening was selected from a record 181 nominations across the country by a voting panel headlined by former seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill and current two-time WNBA All-Star Skylar Diggins.

Off the court, he has volunteered with Special Olympics; the American Red Cross; Read Across America, a program in which volunteers read to elementary students; and the Mountain Lion Backpack program, helping provide lunches for students who are unable to afford their own. The Fredericksburg, Virginia, native is an Eagle Scout and has also worked in his local community labeling storm drains to prevent dumping of toxic waste that flows to the Rappahannock River.

Additionally, Greening has worked at numerous basketball camps, including free clinics for young athletes who are unable to attend paid elite camps.

In the classroom, he maintains a 3.5 GPA as a dual-major in history/political science and social studies education and is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the student-athlete honor society, and Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.

He was a named a HERO Sports second-team All-American after leading the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference in scoring and rebounding for the second straight season and ranking among the national Division III leaders in double-doubles and rebounds per game.

In addition to being honored on the court, Greening and members of the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team® led a free basketball clinic for children with former two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash.

Did You Lose These Dogs?

Earlier today I had some visitors show up at my front porch in Annin Township. Two very friendly dogs, one with chocolate-colored smooth fur, big paws and a big head; the other black and shaggy with a gray beard. They had been through the creek or water of some sort earlier today. One had a collar, but no tags. I gave them some food and tossed them a stick for a bit, but they were still here when I came back from the grocery store. It's getting dark, and I don't want them getting hit, so I set them up in my garage with food, water and bedding for the night. They wouldn't sit still enough to get a good picture, but I will try again with a real camera shortly.
Ben Lane

Here are some pictures, they should help with identification, but dogs were never known for their posing ability. And yes, that's cat food, it's all I have at the moment. I did give them some corned beef in the beginning. Maybe that's why they didn't leave. Either way, it seems these are two good dogs, probably being missed by someone. Let me know if anyone recognizes them; they're in good hands until then. Thanks.

Lawrenceville, Tioga & Mansfield Dispatched To Trailer Fire

At 6:27 PM on Saturday, Lawrenceville, Tioga & Mansfield have been dispatched to Riverside Estates for a fully involved trailer fire with no entrapment.

Fox & Jay Township Dispatched To Working Structure Fire On Garfield Street

At 4:49 PM on Saturday, Fox Township, Jay Township Fire & Bennetts Valley Ambulance dispatched for a working structure fire next door to 61 Garfield Street
2nd Alarm Requested for fully involved structure fire. 

Carney Cataldo photo

Firefighters were called back to the scene at 1:53 AM on Sunday when a caller reported that flames were showing on the second floor of the house.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued; Reports Drilling Started

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Gamble Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2017-03-31 00:00:00 at site EASTON 32H 51387 in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Gamble Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2017-03-31 00:00:00 at site EASTON 31H 51386 in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Gamble Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2017-03-31 00:00:00 at site EASTON 30H 51385 in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Gamble Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2017-03-31 00:00:00 at site EASTON 29H 51384 in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in McIntyre Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-03-27 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site RED RUN MTN 736 1H in McIntyre Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-03-27 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site EASTON 32H 51387 in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-03-27 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site EASTON 31H 51386 in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Grant Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-03-27 00:00:00 to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC for site MARJORIE C YANITY 1025 in Grant Twp township, Indiana county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jenks Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-03-27 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site BUZZARD SWAMP 1400 5HM in Jenks Twp township, Forest county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jenks Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-03-27 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site BUZZARD SWAMP 1400 5HD in Jenks Twp township, Forest county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jenks Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-03-27 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site ALLEGHENY NATL FOREST 1400 5H in Jenks Twp township, Forest county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA WASTE DISPOSAL Drilling Permit Issued in Highland Twp Township

WASTE DISPOSAL permit issued on 2017-03-27 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site FEE SENECA RESOURCES WARRANT 3771 38268 in Highland Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, "WASTE DISPOSAL"

Angelica, Birdsall, Short Tract, Wiscoy-Rossburg Dispatched To Structure Fire On Co. Rd. 15A

At 4:27 PM on Saturday, Angelica, Birdsall, Short Tract Fire Departments have been dispatched to a structure fire across from 4093 County Road 15A.

Bellefonte dentist charged with raping unconscious woman

by Matthew Stevens

BELLEFONTE -- A Bellefonte dentist is accused of raping a patient while she was unconscious last October.

Wade Newman, 47, of Bellefonte Family Dentistry, is charged with rape of an unconscious victim, felony criminal attempt, kidnapping to facilitate a felony and felony sexual assault.

According to the Centre County District Attorney's Office, the victim was undergoing a procedure under Newman's supervision that required anesthesia.

Newman personally drove the victim from her home to another dentist's office where the procedure was performed, authorities said.

According to the DA's office, the victim told Newman to drop her off at her mother's house as the anesthesia wore off. However, Newman took the victim to her home to be alone with her, authorities said. He is accused of raping the woman as she was going in and out of consciousness.

The victim reported the rape to Spring Township police. During their investigation, Newman admitted that he was attracted to the victim and tried to have sex with her after the dental procedure. Read more...

Andrew P. Bird, age 47, Wanted By City Of Bradford Police Dept.

City of Bradford Police
21 hrs ·

*******************FELONY FRIDAY*************************

The City of Bradford Police Department is looking for any information on the whereabouts of Andrew P. Bird age 47. There is a Felony warrant out for his arrest in relation to a theft that occurred in the City of Bradford. Andrew Bird is believed to be in the Eldred, PA area. Any one with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the McKean County Department of Emergency Services at 814-887-4911.

Here Are Some Pictures Of PA Fish Commission Stocking The Allegheny River In Roulette

Lost Black Lab Mina Area

Lost Black Lab male 2 1/2 years old wearing a collar he has been missing for 2 days. Leave a comment till I can get the contact info.

Shinglehouse Dispatched For A Possible Fracture

At 10:50 AM on Saturday Shinglehouse ambulance was dispatched for a possible fracture.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

There will be a special Easter Storytime on Wednesday, April 12th, at 6 p.m. Come join us for stories and crafts! Please stop by or call the library at 697-6691 to register your child.

The library will be closed Friday, April 15th, and Saturday, April 16th, for the Easter holiday.

Cooking with Honey: Joan Bradley will be presenting a class about using honey in your recipes on Tuesday, April 25th, at 6:00 p.m. Joan is a member of the North Central PA Beekeepers Association and an avid beekeeper. Please contact the library to register for this free class.
Federal and Pennsylvania tax forms are available at the library.

Educational publisher American Graphics Institute is giving Oswayo Valley library patrons access to its books and curriculum for self-paced learning. The books teach many popular design technology topics ranging from Adobe software applications, digital video editing tools, web design and coding skills, and office applications. The collection serves as self-paced training resources and also include training videos created by the authors as well as lesson files. More than one million of these books are in print, and library patrons and staff can access current and past digital versions of these book titles through the library’s website while on the library’s network.

Ongoing Programming: The following ongoing monthly program events are open to everyone. For more information, call the library at 814-697-6691.
● Stitch Together Knit and Crochet Group: every Thursday afternoon 1-3
● Family History Research group & Researching the History of Education in the Oswayo Valley: 2nd Friday of the month, 11:00 a.m.
● Book discussion: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-3:30 p.m.
● Writer’s Guild: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

Audio & eBooks for Download: We have eBooks and audiobooks that are available through our website that you can download onto your eReader and MP3 player. Go to our website and click on “Download Books”. You will need your library card number to log in. If you have any problems please call or stop by the library for assistance.
Website: You can see what events are happening at the library and search the card catalog by visiting our website at You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve.

Board of Trustees Meeting: The library board meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Potter McKean Little League Annual Meeting

Emergency Medical Technician Class

Trout Stocking Rescheduled For Saturday, April 8th By Roulette Fish & Game Club, You can Help or Just Watch

Postponed & rescheduled for Sat., April 8th.

JVB Seeking Full-Time Teller At Coudersport, PA Office

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

LLoyd Burkhouse Public Auction Sunday April 2nd 1 PM

World War I Centennial Program Sunday, April 2nd At Ulysses Library

Early Childhood Expo Saturday, April 8th At Coudersport Elementary School

Breakfast Buffet Saturday & Sunday From 6 To 11 AM At Fillhart's Friendly Inn in Roulette, PA

Understanding The Difference Between Hospice And Palliative Care Tuesday, April 4th At Sweden Valley Manor

Friday, March 31, 2017

Wellsville Secondary School Presents Seussical Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3/31, 4-1/2

Full & Part-Time Yard Jockey Work Available In Bradford, PA

It's Time To Reserve Your Spot At Nichols Cady Hollow Campground Near Port Allegany, PA

It's Ladies Day Out Sunday, April 2 At The Hotel Crittenden In Coudersport

Port Allegany Youth Baseball

Port Allegany Youth Baseball
The field work session planned for this Saturday and Sunday have been canceled due to inclement weather. Will be rescheduled and posted in the near future.

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Oak Lane For A Medical Emergency.

At 5:09 PM on Friday Roulette Ambulance was dispatched to Oak Lane for a medical emergency.

Free Nutrition Links Class offered in Coudersport:

Penn State Extension will offer a series of four FREE Nutrition Links classes starting Tuesday, April 11th from 10:00 am to Noon at their office in downtown Coudersport. Additional classes will be held on April 18th, 25th and May 2nd.

Come for a series of lessons with fun activities.

• Learn to eat healthy on a limited budget
• Learn to cook low-cost, fast and easy meals
• Learn to keep food safe to eat
• Sample new healthy foods

WHO CAN ATTEND: Parents or caregivers of a child under 20 years old, adults or older adults who qualify for free or reduced school lunch, WIC, SNAP Benefits, Food Pantry boxes/bags or PA Farmers Market Vouchers or are within the poverty level.

Attendees who come to all four classes will receive free kitchen items and gifts from Penn State and the USDA partnership.

For more information, contact the Penn State Extension Potter County, 7 Water St. Coudersport, PA. You can also call 274-8540 to register or email with attendance information.

Russell L. KIBBE, 89, of Harrison Valley, PA

Russell L. KIBBE

Russell L. KIBBE, 89, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Friday, March 31, 2017 in his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Nancy M. Youngberg Carlson, 75, of Warren, PA.

Nancy Carlson

Nancy M. Youngberg Carlson, 75, of Warren, PA., died Thursday afternoon, March 30, 2017 at Warren General Hospital Emergency Room after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

She was born August 30, 1941 in Jamestown, N.Y., daughter of Gust A. Youngberg and Mary Ethel Dudgeon Youngberg Farley. She was a resident of the Youngsville and Warren, PA., area since 1980. 

 Nancy was a 1959 graduate of Falconer High School and had been employed as a bank teller and retail clerk in Falconer and Jamestown, N.Y. She along with her husband had been co-owner of the Golden Dawn Grocery Store.

She was active with her children’s lives, prior to losing her vision. She enjoyed long walks along Matthews Run Road, playing card games and cribbage with friends and family. She was a proud grandmother, collector of Angels, Bells, Thimbles, Snowmen and Cabooses. She lit up a room when she smiled and had a great sense of humor.

She is survived by her loving companion, Raymond Goetz of Warren, PA., her daughter – Amy L. Rossman and husband, Tim, 2 Grandsons – Neil Richard and Mitchell Carlson Rossman all of Scandia, PA., Daughter – in –law, Laurie Carlson of Warren, PA.,
1 Brother – David A. Youngberg and wife, Lucille of Falconer, N.Y., Sister – in – law, Dolly Youngberg of Russell, PA., Brother-in-law, Bud Carlson of Jamestown, N.Y., several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Stepfather – George W. Farley, Jr. and son – Bradley Scott Carlson, husband, Darwin Allen Carlson, 1 Brother – William Carl Youngberg.

The family will receive friends at The Crossing, corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Hickory Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M., a Celebration of her life will be held at 5:00 P.M. by friend, Rev. Jeweline Roszanski.

Interment will be in Garland Cemetery, Garland, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Foundation Fighting Blindness, 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting 

 The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with final arrangements.


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Division of Communication and the Arts will present “The Secret in the Wings” April 6 through April 9 on campus.

Shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 6, 7 and 8 and a 2 p.m. April 9 in the Studio Theater of Blaisdell Hall. Tickets are $6 for the public and $2 for all students.

The play is written by Mary Zimmerman and will be directed by Dr. Kevin Ewert, professor of theater.

“Mary Zimmerman is one of the most magical and inventive theater artists at work today,” Ewert said. In 2010, Pitt-Bradford students presented her play “Metamorphoses.”

In “The Secret in the Wings,” Zimmerman adapts six lesser-known fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. They begin as bedtime stories read to a young girl by her neighbor – who just may be an ogre. The stories fan out, each interrupted by the next, until these fractured fairy tales are put back together again and other secrets are revealed.

“It’s a delightful piece that combines stories, songs and images in some really striking ways – and yes, it saves its very best story for last,” Ewert added.

Ensemble members are Clairise Kalkhof, a broadcast communications major from Sigel; Nathan Lawyer, an economics, history-political science and international affairs major from Coraopolis; Collin Maines, a broadcast communications major from Sheffield; Brooke Imbrialle, an interdisciplinary arts major from Beaver Falls;

Brittany Minugh, a history-political science major from Ludlow; Kenneth Reilly, a history-political science major from Brooklyn, New York; Shaan Hossain, an international affairs major from Pittsburgh; Holly Kilpatrick, a psychology major from Bradford; and Carlie Watson, a radiological science major from Coudersport.

Shayne Kraynyk, a business management student from Pittsburgh, is the vocal coach for the songs.

While all of the fairy tales contain some darker thematic elements, this show is suitable for ages 12 and up.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 814-362-5113 or visit For disability needs related to the show, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at 814-362-7609 or

Photo is by Dr. Kevin Ewert of the upcoming student production “The Secret in the Wings,” which will take place on campus April 6-9.

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PA Permit Violation Issued to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Penn Twp, Lycoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-03-28 to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Penn Twp, Lycoming county. 78.86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.

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 2017-03-29 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

David J. MIESS, 86, of Scio

David J. MIESS

David J. MIESS, 86, of Scio, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY following a lengthy illness.

Friends are invited to a celebration of David’s life 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2017 in the Knights Creek Evangelical Church, Scio. The Rev. Carl Kemp will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to the Scio Memorial Library, Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Scio Fire Department or any charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Marasco elected to Upper Allegheny Health System board

Julie Marasco
Upper Allegheny Health System elected Julie Marasco to the health system’s board of directors at its March 29 meeting.

 Marasco is region president of Northwest. As a member of the UAHS board of directors, she will also serve on the board of directors at Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center, member hospitals of UAHS.

Marasco has held a number of positions at Northwest since starting her career in 1977, including district manager and senior vice president of branch operations, advancing to her current position where she is responsible for the growth of the bank’s financial market in 43 offices in 16 counties.

A Bradford native, she serves as director of the Pennsylvania Banker’s Association School of Banking, and a member of the Bradford Area Alliance, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford advisory board and executive committee, and the Neighborhood Partnership Project advisory board. She represented Northwest as a founding member of Leadership McKean and is a long-standing member of BRMC’s community relations committee. 

She was named Businessperson of the Year in 2008 by the Bradford Chamber of Commerce and received the Woman’s Leader Award from the YWCA in 2013.
“Julie’s obvious financial acumen and longstanding dedication to our community will be a tremendous asset to the board. I look forward to welcoming her,” said Brenda McGee, chair, board of directors, UAHS.

“It is a pleasure to join the board and I am very excited to support Upper Allegheny Health System’s goal of providing high quality healthcare for our area residents,” Marasco said. “I was born and raised in Bradford and I understand the absolute importance of maintaining hospitals for our communities.

Upper Allegheny Health System is the parent company of Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. An integration of two prominent community hospitals in Southwestern New York state and Northwestern Pennsylvania, Upper Allegheny Health System’s goal is the enhancement of each hospital’s mission of care and service to their respective communities with the common goal of improving care, enhancing clinical programs and providing best-in-class service for various health needs.




Galeton, PA, March 2017 weather

There are many comments about March weather. Coming in like a lion, etc. This year we had March weather in January and now the reverse is true. January weather in March.
One can also say the month came in like a lion and departed in the same way. I do not know what happened to the "lamb" part.

The first day of March was mild, however, that soon changed with very cold high winds. Germania and parts east of Galeton lost power. It then stayed clear , windy and very cold. It dropped to 13 degrees on the 4th and below zero on the 5th. This was the first zero or below reading for Galeton in 2017. Mid month it stayed cold with morning readings in the single digits and mid teens. The high winds put the wind chill factor below zero for that mid month time period. On the 19th it was a very winter day with a 3" snowfall. The 20th was the start of the spring season. It was sunny and milder. However a cold wind persisted with a 11 degree reading on the 22nd.

We recorded 2.84" of rain and melted precipitation for the month. Last year we had 1.99" We received a total of 7.5" of snow. in 2016 the total was 0.7" We had 8 days of 1" or more of snow on the ground . The average snow depth was 1.5" with the greatest amount 5" on the 15th. Of course, in 2016 we had no days with 1" on the ground.

The average temperature for March is 44 degrees and the average low is 21 degrees. Average rainfall is 3.05".

March, many times, is a very snowy month. Just a few readings. In 1992 we received 26", 1993 46", 1999 19" 2001 22". I could go on, however, I will leave it at that.

We recorded fog on 4 mornings and and thunderstorms on the 31st. The month indeed was going out like a lion.

Now for April. We will be starting out with a nice rainfall. April showers brings May flowers.

Henry W. Lush
National Weather Service Observer

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 lanes.
Starting the night of Sunday, April 2, and running through the night of Thursday, April 6, the westbound left (passing) lane will be closed from mile 229 to mile 224 so glare screen can be installed for a future traffic pattern change. Work will be from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night.

During the day on Wednesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 6, crews will be installing temporary signage along the eastbound lanes between mile 221 and mile 223. There will be alternating lane closures so the signs can be unloaded and erected. This work will be performed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

There may be delays. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

Dream To Do It

The Oswayo Valley Middle School participated in the Dream It, Do It competition that featured local manufacture Gas Field Specialists (GFS). The goal of the competition was to expose students to the different aspects of manufacturing careers. Congratulations to Mrs. Cook, Oswayo Valley teacher, and her middle school students for receiving the award for Most Outstanding Videography. The video can be viewed on the district website or Facebook page.

I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the North Central Work Force Development Board, the Potter County Education Council, and a special thank you to our community partner, Gas Field Specialists (GFS), for their outstanding support and dedication to the children of the Oswayo Valley School District.

House Action for the Week of April 3, 2017

Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting

The Weekly Schedule

Donald J. Comes, 82, of Smethport, PA

Donald J. Comes

Donald J. Comes, 82, of Smethport, PA died Friday (Mar. 31, 2017) in Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10 A.M. - Noon at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. Services will begin at Noon in the funeral home.

A full obituary will be announced by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Jim Is In The Hospital

My Wonderful Husband Jim wasn't feeling well this morning and he is in the hospital. I will do my best to keep the blog going he is the brains behind the news.
Keep him in your prayers.

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Friday, March 31, 2017
The latest news from the State Capitol 
Semi-automatic Rifles – Last session, legislation I authored (Act 168 of 2016) allowed the PA Game Commission (PGC) to study and approve the use of semi-automatic firearms and air- or gas-powered rifles for hunting. The commissioners in January preliminarily approved a proposal that would have allowed semi-automatic rifles to be used in any season where manually operated centerfire rifles now can be used.

Due to response and feedback from hunters throughout the state, the PGC’s board of directors amended that measure this week, giving final approval to hunting small game and furbearers with semi-automatic rifles beginning in the 2017-18 seasons which will begin July 1 of this year.

Under the new regulations, semi-automatic and air rifles will be approved for use for small game, furbearers, predators and woodchucks. They will not, however, be permitted during big game seasons such as deer, bear or elk.

More details may be found by clicking here.
Water Quality Upgrade for DuBois - The City of DuBois’ application for a grant that will facilitate replacement of a portion of its outdated water treatment system has been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

The process for awarding these grants is competitive and based on criteria such as project readiness, cost effectiveness and potential for increased efficiency. The system that is in place has served DuBois well but is overdue for replacement. I congratulate the city on its successful application.

The grant, which amounts to more than $364,000, will allow the city to update its chemical feed and monitoring systems at the water treatment facility located in Union Township.

Applicants had to match a portion of the grant, so the award alone will not fund the entire project. With the funds that will be received, the plant will also be able to install cameras and motion detectors in order to increase safety around the facility.
Attention AnglersSaturday, April 8 will be a great day to be outdoors and introduce a young angler to the sport of fishing.

Please click here for more information on Mentored Youth Trout Day.
On the Road Again – Replacement of the Route 219 bridge over Powers Run at the south end of Johnsonburg is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, April 10. The project is expected to be completed by this coming August.

During this time, drivers will utilize a temporary roadway around the bridge.
And again….Replacement of these two Clearfield County bridges is scheduled to begin this coming week:

• 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 construction, 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 are now on flash mode and will be in full operation starting this Monday, April 3.
Attention Veterans - A representative from the Pennsylvania American Legion will visit my DuBois district office this Tuesday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity for the men and women who serve or have served our country to check out programs and benefits that may be available to them.

You do not need to be an American Legion member to take advantage of this service. 

Otto-Eldred Softball and Baseball Postponed for 4/1

The softball and baseball games scheduled for Saturday 4/1 at Bradford have been postponed.
Softball has been rescheduled for May 3rd at Bradford 4:15 start
Baseball has been rescheduled for May 18th at Bradford 4:15 start

Softball practice for Friday 3/31 has been CANCELED. SB practice Saturday morning 4/1 8-10am HS

Baseball practice for Friday 3/31 has been CANCELED. BB practice Saturday afternoon 4/1 2-4pm HS

Reflections of Italy Webinar Scheduled

Give yourself something to look forward to next fall. Experience Reflections of Italy on an inspirational journey through the rolling hills and lively cities of beautiful Italy. The Potter County Education Council is organizing a special trip, Reflections of Italy with the longest-standing U.S. tour operator, Collette.

Reflections of Italy offers an unforgettable experience departing on October 26, 2017 for 10 days. Revel in the magic of Italy on this tour that explores the cities of Rome, Florence, Siena, Venice, Assisi, Perugia and Milan. Travel the rolling hills of the scenic Tuscan and Umbriah countryside exploring medieval hill towns and visiting the birthplace of St. Francis, Assisi. Discover the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence and see hot glass transformed into exquisite art on Murano Island. Linger in romantic Venice for two nights discovering its treasures. Your journey comes to a close in Milan and includes a visit to the magnificent Gothic Cathedral – the Duomo.

An informational webinar about the trip is scheduled for April 17th at 6:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. You must register to attend the webinar. To register, to get more information or to request a free trip brochure, contact Janine Morley by calling 814-274-4877 or by email at

Port Allegany High School Alumni of the Month - Jenna Martin

Jenna Martin Port Allegany High School Alumni of the Month

Year of Graduation

What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?

Since high school I graduated from Clarion University with my bachelor’s in communications in 2009. Right after graduation I moved back to Port Allegany for about a year where I did some waitress work and marketing locally.

In 2011, I moved to Pittsburgh where I did some freelance public relations and marketing for a while. Around the same time I started working at a children's ministry in inner city Pittsburgh. I started getting involved more in the church I was working at and became more interested in missions opportunities locally and abroad.

In September, 2014 I decided to go on an 11 month mission trip called the World Race where I visited 11 countries in 11 months doing volunteer work with local churches in each country. It was amazing! Once I finished the world race, I really felt led to go back to a country I fell in love with, which is India. I moved to India in June 2016 to work with the organization I did the World Race with. My purpose for moving here is to do women's and children's outreach for at least the next two years. My passion is to see women healed from their hurt and pain and see their true freedom in Christ!

Where do you currently live?

Southern India

Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?

That is a tough one, but I'd say Mr. Caskey and Mr. Stavisky.

Mr. Caskey was my homeroom teacher in 9th grade and always made a point from that time until I graduated to make conversation with me and encourage me in what he saw I excelled in.

Mr. Stavisky is equally awesome! He often noticed my abilities in track and would encourage me in sporting events. He took time often to check in with how I was and genuinely cared about the response.

What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?

I think in general I can look back and realize it was such a safe, welcoming place. I knew the teachers cared about my best interest and were always there to encourage and support me.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting For March 16, 2017