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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Galeton Rotary Sponsors Four-Way Speech Contest- Galeton High Schools Students

On January 11, 2018 14 Galeton High School Juniors participated in the annual Galeton Rotary Four Way Speech Contest. Each of 14 students made a 4-7 minute presentation on the use of the Rotarian Four-Way Test as it may apply to their selected topic. The Four-Way Test defines important values and beliefs of Rotary International and includes: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? 

All the high school juniors were free to select any topic which is timely, interesting and important as long as it is not profane, obscene, unpatriotic or racist. Sarah Graber, a teacher at Galeton High School was instrumental in training and coaching the students for a successful contest. Also, Peter Folk chaired the contest for Galeton Rotary. Contestants were evaluated on their presentation skill as well as a number of other abilities and assets. With the completion of the speeches all 14 contestants were given a certificate as well as Rotary coin with the Four-Way Test values and beliefs embossed on the reverse side of the coin. 

Three winners will be announced next week each of whom will receive a cash prize. The first place winner will be sent to the Rotary Regional contest in April. The winner of regional will then progress to the Rotary District Finals in May in Hershey, PA. The first place winner of District receives $1000 with the two runner ups each receiving $300.

Thank You to all of my co-workers at Empereon Marketing.

Thank you Solomon’s Word for the opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of my co-workers at Empereon Marketing. It is thru their participation in all of our R.A.K. activities we were able to raise thousands of dollars, which we used to help fund various charities in our community as well as purchase a robe for every resident of Sweden Valley Manor. We were also able to donate to our fellow workers in Alvin, Texas when they had the terrible storms. We would also like to give a huge thank-you to Todd Moses of Moe’s in Port Allegany, with his help we held one awesome steak bake. R.A.K. is a great way to give back to our community and no one does it better than EMPEREON! Thank you again to everyone, you are a great bunch of employees with big hearts!

Thank you,
Lynda Williams
Lead Supervisor

Ulysses, Harrison Valley Dispatched For UTV Accident In Bingham Township

At 9:34 PM on Saturday, Ulysses & Harrison Valley Fire Depts. & Ambulance dispatched along with Coudersport ALS for an UTV accident in Bingham Township near 42 Cinder Hill Road with 3 patients injured. One patient is unresponsive.
9:41 PM--Genesee Ambulances dispatched mutual aid. Life net 7-7 helicopter is standing by. Medic 700 also enroute.

Jay Township Dispatched For ATV Crash On Mt. Zion Road

At 8:52 PM on Saturday, Jay Township Fire Department and ambulance have been dispatched to a side by side ATV crash in the 1600 block of Mt. Zion Road. Stat Medevac has been requested. St. Marys medic enroute. One adult male is reported unresponsive but breathing. Entrapment is reported. Extrication in progress. Landing zone to be established at Ingraham's Garage. Second medic unit requested for a second patient.
9:40 PM--Stat 6 is on the ground at LZ. 

Sigel Man Life Flighted To Altoona Hospital After Crash On Mount Zion Road

January 14, 2018
State Police investigated an accident that took place on Mount Zion Road. A 29 year old male from Sigel sustained serious injuries and was removed from the scene by Bennett's Valley Ambulance to Engrams Garage where Stat 6 MEDEVAC from Clarion, Pa., life flighted the man to UPMC Hospital in Altoona.
A passenger, 27 year old man from Kersey, was transported from the scene by Fox Township Ambulance to Penn Highlands Elk for injuries.

Rew Dispatched To One vehicle Crash On South Kendall Ave.

At 6:47 PM on Saturday, Rew Fire Dept. & City Ambulance dispatched to a motor vehicle crash near 320 South Kendall Avenue. Unknown details.
RECALLED. No injuries.

Bradford Firefighters ***STRUCTURE FIRE***

Bradford Firefighters


At 1554 today firefighters were alerted to a possible structure fire after an individual walked into the station alerting firefighters that he was driving by a Pine St. business and saw smoke coming from the building. 

Firefighters immediately responded with Tower 1, Squad 1 and Medic 1. First in crews found moderate smoke throughout the first division and flames coming from the display case in the front window. 

Tower 1 crew quickly hit the fire with a 2.5 gallon pressurized water can extinguishing the fire. Smoke was evacuated from the business and firefighters returned a short time later. Crews were assisted on scene by City Police. Bradford Township VFD was placed on standby.

Middlebury Dispatched To Rt. 287 For Vehicle Over Embankment

At 5:55 PM on  Saturday, Middlebury Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 287, 1/4 mile from the junction for a car into the guard rails, over the embankment.
6:00 PM--Wellsboro territory. Dispatched.

Coudersport Ambulance To East Third Street

At 5:51 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic have been dispatched to East Third Street for a medical emergency.

Port Allegany Dispatched For Vehicle Over Embankment

At 4:27 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Main Street & Wildwood Drive for a vehicle over the embankment with people still in the vehicle.
4:32 PM--Port Allegany Police on scene reporting vehicle off roadway, no injuries, requesting RECALL of Fire Dept. 
4:33 PM--Rescue 3 on scene.
4:36 PM--Rescue 3 returning to hall.

Ridgway Dispatched To Water/Ice Rescue of 3 Females

At 4:01 PM on Saturday, Ridgway Fire Rescue and Ambulance had been dispatched to a water rescue at the end of the RC Metals Road off Montmorenci Road with 3 patients in a vehicle that has gone into a water retention pond. 

3 females are reported out of the partially submerged vehicle. 

At 4:15 PM--A 26 year old, a 9 year old and a 30 year old are out of the water and in the ambulances en route to Penn Highlands Elk. 

A wrecker has been requested to retrieve the vehicle from the water.

Potter County Youth Participate in 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs January 6 – 13, 2018.

Three youths represented Potter County in the showing of market animals at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show on January 9th.

Adric Howell, son of Arina Smith of Ulysses, a freshman at Northern Potter School District and a member of Headwaters FFA showed his 247 pound market hog to a second place win in Division 5 of crossbred market hogs.

AJ Lehman, son of Philip and Brenda Lehman of Harrison Valley, a sophomore at Northern Potter School District and a member of Headwaters FFA showed his 258 pound hog to an 8th place win in Division 11 of crossbred market hogs.

Dena Howell, daughter of Arina Smith of Ulysses, a 2017 graduate of Northern Potter School District and a member of Headwaters FFA also participated.

Adric Howell, AJ Lehman, Dena Howell

Coudersport Municipal Authority Applies To DEP For Major Amendment

Coudersport Ambulance To Prosser Hollow Road

At 2:21 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic dispatched to Prosser Hollow road for a medical emergency.

Coudersport Woman Hurt In Crash On Slippery Route 6 Cemetery Curve

No Injuries In Crash On Rt. 872

Coudersport VFD photo

No Injuries In Rear End Crash Behind School Bus Slowing To Stop

Bradford Man Accused Of Driving Without Required Interlock

Coudersport Driver Unhurt When Vehicle Hits Tree & Goes Over Embankment On Jemison Road

State Police Investigate Hit & Run

Troopers Investigate Threatening Argument By Two Men Over A Female

Millerton Man Turns In Gun Found In Newly Purchased Truck

Millerton Woman Charged With Harassment

Deer Runs Into Car On Route 414

Shinglehouse Woman Unhurt In Crash On Steer Brook Road

Pollice Investigating Fraudulent Transactions

Letter to the Editor submitted by the Grant Township Board of Supervisors to Public Herald | January 13, 2018

Cover Photograph: the Grant Township Board of Supervisors during a 2017 meeting, filmed by Public Herald for the upcoming documentary INVISIBLE HAND. © Public Herald

Letter from Grant Township to: U.S. Federal Court, Pennsylvania General Energy, and Those Who Will Stand for What’s Right

Last week, federal Magistrate Judge Susan Baxter sanctioned two attorneys representing Grant Township for $52,000. Those attorneys – Thomas Linzey and Elizabeth Dunne – with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), have defended our community’s right to stop a toxic frack wastewater injection well for over three years. That well would receive 30,000 barrels of frack wastewater per month for 10 years – a toxic brew containing radioactive materials and other contaminants such as toluene and benzene, to be dumped into our Township.

Judge Baxter’s ruling is astonishing, but not surprising. Our Township has been sold out and ignored by every level of government to date. We’ve received no relief from state or federal legislators, the courts, and even our own PA Department of Environmental Protection has sued us as we’ve tried to protect our environment.

Although Pennsylvania General Energy (PGE) – the company that wants to dump the waste – and its attorneys may wish that Grant Township is being led by its nose by CELDF, the truth is, Grant Township evolved, and evolved quickly. The Township is literally fighting for the life of its citizens in this case. PGE’s proposed injection well threatens to subject every resident of Grant Township to a slow poisoning, and threatens thousands more who depend on Grant Township’s watershed for clean water.

During this fight, not one judge hearing the arguments in this case has ever asked any one of us, “why is your township subjecting itself to all this?” It’s assumed that we aren’t bright enough to possibly understand what we’re in this for, and why we have risked everything to protect our community.

We understand that more regulations won’t help us. We understand that our legislators will continue to blame our problems on inadequate, underfunded, understaffed state agencies. We understand that an injection well for frack waste is a very bad idea, not only for the people who live here, but for the natural environment.

We understand that the real problem isn’t the injection well, but the system of law that keeps trying to shut us down, and keeps telling us that we don’t have the right to protect our community from a company with a history of permit violations from dumping toxic frack waste where we live.

We understand that the system of law that we live under doesn’t recognize the right of the people who live here to stop those projects which will harm us. It doesn’t recognize that we have a democratic right to say “no”, which is why we’ve worked with CELDF to advance arguments that we have a constitutional right to govern our own community, and that companies like PGE shouldn’t have more rights to decide what happens here than we do.

We changed our system of government to save ourselves because no one else would or could. The people of the Township voted to adopt a new municipal charter which, again, bans the injection well as a violation of our basic civil rights.

What else do we have to do – light ourselves on fire?

While Judge Baxter and PGE’s lawyers, may wish that Grant Township’s government is a pawn, they are wrong. Our local government exists to keep the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens the priority. There’s no ladder-climbing, no plush benefits or pensions to offer up to anyone working for Grant Township. We are elected public servants who work with CELDF to make sure that we – those of us who live here – do what’s right for the people of Grant Township.

We continue to work with CELDF, and very proudly so. CELDF has been on the front lines fighting the oil and gas industry for many years, and continues to stand with us during our fight. It’s Grant Township’s hope that our attorneys will wear this slap as a badge of courage, just as any front line veteran would wear a scar.

This is bigger than just Grant Township, and we want others to join this fight by standing up to protect their communities. We’re not going anywhere.

~ Grant Township Board of Supervisors

Galeton Library to reopen Monday

"The Galeton Public Library will remain closed today while snow and debris are cleared from roads and the parking lot. 

The Library will re-open for normal business Monday, January 15th."

Kane Dispatched For Traffic Control At Bottom Of James City Hill On Rt. 66

At 11:10 AM on Saturday, Kane Fire Police have been dispatched to assist State Police with traffic control at the bottom of James City Hill while a vehicle is retrieved from over the embankment.

S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library is now open! Wear Your Boots.

The S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library is now open! It is not plowed out so unless you have tall boots and 4-wheel drive, you might want to wait until Monday. Volunteers with shovels and plows are welcome! Today would be a great day to work off some library fines! Stop in and see Mary Grace at the Circ desk if you want to shovel to pay down your fine.

Please check the library's Facebook page for updates:


The Coudersport Recycling center at the Borough Maintenance  Facility will be CLOSED TODAY due to the weather.

James Young Can Help You Save On Insurance, Call Today For a Free Quote

Health Ride Plus Seeking Van Drivers In Potter County, PA

Buckler Transport Seeking OTR CDL Van & Bulk Oil Tanker Drivers

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced RN For Evening Charge Position

Immediate Part-Time Administrative Assistant needed at C.A. Elliott Lumber Company In Roulette, PA

Immediate Part-Time Administrative Assistant needed at C.A. Elliott Lumber Company in Roulette, PA. 

 We are manufacturers of hardwood furniture parts that are shipped throughout the country. 

Applicant will be working directly with the President of the company. 

 Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Microsoft Office, QuickBooks and Payroll experience preferred. 

Applicants may submit resume to: 
C.A. Elliott Lumber Co., Inc., P.O. Box 272, Roulette, PA 16746 
or hand deliver to 200 Main Street, Roulette, PA 16746. 

Applicants may call with any questions: (814) 544-7523.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit For Dick & Georgianne Chapell Saturday At Austin-Costello Sportsmen's Association*Austin,+PA+16720*&entry=gmail&source=g

Thank You From Mary Y. Mitchell

I would like to Thank all my friends and family for all the birthday cards. I loved them all 
Thank You, Mary Y. Mitchell

Public Auction, at Burkhouse in Bradford, PA On Sunday, January 14th

Friday, January 12, 2018

102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show News January 12, 2018

102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show News
January 12, 2018

Some of what's happened so far, in case you missed it:
Here are some press releases and photo highlights of the the million square feet of stories at the 2018 PA Farm Show. Check out Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for lots more. Search #PAFS18

SATURDAY, January 13, 2018:
Tomorrow is the 102nd Farm Show finale, but there’s still a full day of fun, food and fantastic memories.
Time enough to cuddle another calf. Make room for a ‘shroom. Take a gander at a goose. One last milkshake – vanilla on the bottom and chocolate on the top – for the road. And for the year to come. Until then, delight in the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture.

Mark your calendar for the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show: January 5 – 12, 2019!!!

Follow along on social media: #PAFS18

Here’s a sneak peek at Saturday’s schedule:
8 am: National Anthem @ Cameron Street Lobby
8 am: Meat Breeding Sheep Judging @ Small Arena
8 am: Boer Goat Show @ Northwest Hall
9 am: Antique Tractor Restoration Presentations @ Lancaster Farming/AG 101 Stage
9 am: Equine Showcase @ Equine Arena
11 am: Celebrity Milkshake Contest @ Culinary Connection Stage
1 pm: Great Ice Cream Scooper Challenge @ Culinary Connection Stage
2 pm: Lumberjack Demo @ Equine Arena
3 pm: Chef Instructor Chad Brumbaugh and HACC Students @ Culinary Connection Stage
3 pm: Apple Auction @ Main Hall
4 pm: Stephanie Gelberd, Executive Chef, SAVOR, PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center @ Culinary Connection Stage
5 pm: PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeo @ Large Arena