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Saturday, June 9, 2018

MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN REPORTED COLLISION WITH A DEER

FIRST News Now
41 mins ·

MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN REPORTED COLLISION WITH A DEER
FNN Article © 2018.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - Late Saturday evening, June 9, 2018, Blossburg responded to their third accident today. The latest accident occurred around 10:30PM on the Morris Run Road near the Road & Gun Club in Hamilton Township.

It was reported that a motorcyclist struck a deer, as rain fell over the area. An air medical helicopter was placed on standby, however that was later placed on stand down.

The motorcycle was removed from the roadway, after the patient was loaded and transported to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Blossburg fire personnel were cleared from the scene around 11:00PM.

1 FLOWN OUT AFTER MOTORCYCLE CRASH

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5 hrs ·

1 FLOWN OUT AFTER MOTORCYCLE CRASH
FNN Article Update © 2018.

On Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2018, shortly after 5:00PM, Blossburg fire, ambulance and Wellsboro Medics were all dispatched to a single motorcycle accident in Ward Township.

The accident was reported half mile north of the River Road intersection.

Life Flight 4 was dispatched around 5:07PM. Early reports to FNN claimed that the rider suffered a head injury, but was conscious.

A landing zone was reported to have been set up 100 yards from Hemlock Road. It was confirmed that Life Flight 4 landed at 5:45PM.

At 5:58PM Life Flight 4 was airborne with the injured male rider.

Prayers requested for the motorcyclist.

Pa. woman trying to identify those in mass grave 'just to put a name on the babies'

By John Beauge

Special to PennLive

GAINES -- Catherine Rexford Shinaberry has set an ambitious goal for herself.

She wants to learn the identity of 11 babies buried in a mass grave in a small private hillside cemetery in Tioga County, all victims of a 1918 pandemic known as the Spanish flu.

She has learned the names of two of the infants, Lawrence and Louise Shelly, and has memorialized them with white crosses.

Their names came from a grandson of Delbert and Kitty Shelly in response to a Facebook posting.  Read more....

Two Die in Jefferson County Fire

By Anne Holliday on June 8
WESB Local News

Two people are dead after a fire Friday morning in Jefferson County.

Coroner Brenda Shumaker says firefighters were able to recover the body of one person, but a cadaver dog had to be sent in to find the other person.

A third person was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment of burns.

The fire was reported at around 7 a.m. on Route 949 in Heath Township.

A state police fire marshal is investigating.

SERIOUS ACCIDENT 2 REPORTED INJURIED

FIRST News Now
2 hrs ·

SERIOUS ACCIDENT 2 REPORTED INJURED
FNN Article Update © 2018. Images Provided by Amanda Roe © 2018.

WARD TOWNSHIP - On Saturday, June 9, 2018, Blossburg responded to a single vehicle accident around 7:24PM in Ward Township.

The accident was reported along the Tanglewood Road near the Tanglewood Campground.

Two individuals were reported injured when the driver struck a tree in the crash. Guthrie Air was requested within minutes, as it was indicated that one person was entrapped in the vehicle and went unresponsive.

An ambulance was requested from Mansfield around 7:36PM and a landing zone was also requested to be set up by additional Mansfield personnel as well.

Mansfield firefighters set up the landing zone in a field at the intersection of Old State Road and Ensminger Road. Guthrie Air helicopter landed shortly after 8:00PM. The patient was transported to the landing zone and loaded into the helicopter. Guthrie Air helicopter took off with their patient by 8:25PM.

The landing zone was cleared by 8:27PM. Some of the personnel reported back to the scene of the accident.

Pennsylvania State Police are handling the investigation into this serious accident.

Bradford Dispatched To Investigate Foul Odor At Hi Rise

At 7:30 PM Bradford Fire & Police were summoned to the 5th floor on the Hi Rise for an odor investigation.

Blossburg Dispatched For One Vehicle Crash

At 7:21 PM on Saturday, Blossburg Fire & Ambulance dispatched to the area of Tanglewood Campground for a one vehicle crash with injury.

Bradford City Dispatched To Residential Fire Alarm

At 7:19 PM on Saturday, Bradford City firefighters were dispatched to 283 High Street for a residential fire alarm.

1 FLOWN OUT AFTER MOTORCYCLE CRASH

FIRST News Now
49 mins ·

1 FLOWN OUT AFTER MOTORCYCLE CRASH
FNN Article © 2018.

On Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2018, shortly after 5:00PM, Blossburg fire, ambulance and Wellsboro Medics were all dispatched to a single motorcycle accident in Ward Township.

The accident was reported half mile north of the River Road intersection.

Life Flight 4 was dispatched around 5:07PM. Early reports to FNN claimed that the rider suffered injuries but was conscious.

A landing zone was reported to have been set up 100 yards from Hemlock Road. It was confirmed that Life Flight 4 landed at 5:45PM.

At 5:58PM Life Flight 4 was airborne with the injured male rider.

Horton Township Dispatched For Motorcycle Crash with Injury

At 6:29 PM on Saturday, Horton Township has been dispatched for a single motorcycle accident at Rt. 219 & Rt. 153. A 47 year old female is injured with a possible leg fracture.

Tioga Fire Dept. Dispatched For Wires Down on Center Street

At 6:11 PM on Saturday, Tioga Fire Department has been dispatched to wires down behind the Pump & Pantry on Center Street.

Deana E. Fento, 47, Theresa, NY

Deana E. Fento

Deana E. Fento, 47, Theresa, NY, died June 7, 2018, at Samaritan Medical Center Emergency Department after being stricken suddenly at her home.

Deana was born April 1, 1971, in Bradford, PA, a daughter of Gerald Berkhouse and Margaret Conser. She graduated from Bradford High School and Ashworth College where she received her associate’s degree. 

She married Timothy Fento January 3, 2014, in Limerick, NY. Deana worked at Kings Family Restaurant in PA before moving to New York with her husband, to be with family and began work at The Commons on Fort Drum. Deana won many awards for her cooking. Deana loved her family, friends and animals.

Surviving besides her husband and her parents are two daughters, Kayla (Christopher) Bennett, Stafford, AZ, Ashley Jenson, Ephrata, WA, three step children, Richard, Jessica, and Austin Fento all of Oil City, PA, two sisters, Lisa Berkhouse, Bradford, PA and Jennifer Peffer, Gouverneur, NY, a nieces Jaylynn and two nephews Jaxon and JJ Peffer and four grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Friday June 15, from 4-6 at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. followed by a funeral service at the funeral home with Reverend Leon Schilling officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. 

Condolences may be made at www.dlcalarco.com.

Eliot Ness Fest---Many people ask us, "Why Coudersport?" Read on...

Eliot Ness Fest

Many people ask us, "Why Coudersport?" Read on...

Eliot Ness was nearly destitute when a business opportunity that proved too good to be true lured him to the Potter County seat in 1956. He was 53 at the time, far removed from his law enforcement career, and was not in a position to be choosy as he sought to support his wife and son.

Ness was fighting what proved to be a losing battle as an executive with the Cleveland-based North Ridge Industrial Corporation. The company was built around a formula for watermarking personal checks and other documents. It was hailed as a solution to the serious forgery and counterfeiting problems that plagued the business world.

Company leaders recruited Ness as a salesman and promoter, hoping that his name recognition would bring credibility to its product. But North Ridge’s products were far from market-tested and its economics were shaky. Financial desperation forced the company to relocate from its plush office complex in Cleveland to a small production plant and two satellite offices in Coudersport.

Local headlines suggested that North Ridge was the salvation for the area’s stagnant economy. Federal government agencies and financial institutions across the country were said to be lining up to be clients. Many community leaders invested and local banks issued a mortgage and loans.
Eliot, his wife Elisabeth and their 11-year-old son Robert moved into a home on Third Street, which still stands today behind Northwest Savings Bank. The Nesses didn’t take long to work themselves into the community fabric. Elisabeth was a talented sculptor who found others in the community who shared her love of art. Eliot enjoyed small-town living and he was popular in the community.

North Ridge Industrial Corporation was doomed. As orders remained few and far between, company executives scaled back operations and began working on an exit strategy. Friends said the impending demise took a toll on Ness’s health.

At the same time, Eliot began working with syndicated writer Oscar Fraley on a book that sensationalized his Chicago exploits. When Ness’s memory failed him, Fraley filled in the blanks with his own vivid imagination for a book to be titled, “The Untouchables.” Ness was disappointed by the distortions and embellishments, but he signed off on them due to his financial desperation.

Late on the afternoon of May 16, 1957, Eliot Ness left his office complaining of a headache and walked home. He went immediately to the kitchen sink, where he opened the cold water faucet, reached for a glass and collapsed on the floor, dead of a heart attack.

Ness’s estate consisted of an aging automobile, some North Ridge stock, and little else. It wasn’t long before the Ness/Fraley book was published and it instantly caught the attention of Hollywood. A gritty black-and-white television series starring Robert Stack, also titled “The Untouchables,” had a seven-year run on network television. It made Eliot Ness a household name. The image was reinforced in 1987 when Paramount Pictures released “The Untouchables” as a feature film, with Kevin Costner playing Ness.

Meanwhile, back in Coudersport, North Ridge stock certificates can still be found in attics and garages, worthless on their face, but valuable because of Ness’s autograph.

(Aerial photo compliments of Curt Weinhold)

Otto Township Dispatched To ATV Crash at Majestic Trails


At 2:35 PM on Saturday, Otto Fire & Ambulance with Medic 1 dispatched to Majestic Trails at the campground to be taken to an ATV crash with a 21 year old female injured.

Metzgar Unveils Comprehensive Prison Reform Package

Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) talks with SCI-Somerset officials about his comprehensive prison reform package aimed at improving prison staff safety, as well as public safety. Pictured with Metzgar are corrections officer Roger Snuffer, PA State Corrections Officers Association union representative Robert Grajeda, corrections officer Jeff Keafer and corrections officer Roy Oswalt.

HARRISBURG – Since 2015, there have been 3,751 instances of inmates assaulting Pennsylvania correction facility staff. To help curb this extreme violence, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) will introduce a seven-bill package to further protect prison staff and the public from these dangerous criminals.

“It is clear the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ policies have failed to protect the staff and officers that protect us from the state’s most dangerous criminals,” Metzgar said. “In addition to the 3,571 attacks on prison staff, there were 3,364 prisoner-on-prisoner assaults. This clearly shows our fearless correction officers being targeted for attack by these prisoners.”


Watch Rep. Metzgar’s comments about his prison reform initiative here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dik4S7oxqnE&feature=youtu.be

Metzgar’s bills address seven key areas to improve safety for Department of Corrections (DOC) staff and the public. The bills would also provide tougher penalties on inmates who assault prison staff.

Metzgar’s package of legislation is in response to the heinous killing of Sgt. Mark Baserman at State Correctional Institution-Somerset, which is located within Metzgar’s district.

“The death of Sgt. Baserman was truly a senseless murder by a criminal who was already serving life in prison for first-degree murder,” Metzgar said. “Make no mistake. These are dangerous criminals who have committed horrible acts against our society and continue to negatively impact society while behind bars. We must increase safety measures to aid our correction officers.”

The bills would:

  • Redefine assault on a prison staff member to reflect there is a lower threshold for an assault to occur when committed by an inmate on staff.
  • Eliminate parole eligibility for inmates convicted of staff assault.
  • Place inmates who assault staff on the restricted release list, confining them to the restricted housing unit (RHU). Additionally, they cannot be released without a regional deputy secretary’s approval. 
  • Impose a mandatory five-year sentence for those convicted of staff assault, served consecutive to a prior sentence, and a $5,000 fine against the inmate’s commissary account.
  • Prohibit inmate access to boots, as this was the weapon used to kill Sgt. Baserman. Currently, the DOC still allows inmates to possess state-issued boots.
  • Mandate two guards per guard tower armed with autoloading rifles, with a minimum of 500 rounds per rifle pre-loaded in magazines.
  • Restrict commissary eligibility after a staff assault without a regional deputy secretary’s approval.

“Currently, most facilities do not allow access to rifles due to a failure of the DOC to train corrections officers. This is unacceptable and a threat not only to staff safety but also public safety,” Metzgar said. “It is time to stop coddling these criminals who are now prisoners, and this package of reform bills seeks to make our prisons safe for staff and communities.”

Potter County Starts Work On $3.8 Million 911 System Improvements

Potter Co. looking to make 911 upgrades

By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent amandajonesera@yahoo.com
Bradford Era
COUDERSPORT –– Potter County officials plan on making upgrades to the county’s 911 system.

At a meeting last month, the county commissioners approved an expenditure of more than $370,000 that marks the first step in improvements expected to cost approximately $3.8 million. Those initial funds came from a Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency grant to support the early build out of the system.

“It’s been a difficult process to nail down what we need to do. We’ve been working on this for two years, but now we need to pull the trigger and get it going. This system can no longer be serviced,” said Commissioner Doug Morley. “There is still a little more testing and tweaking that needs to be done but we expect this to move forward because it has to.” Read more......

Owlett, Pickett to Host Concealed Carry Seminar in Troy July 19

HARRISBURG – Reps. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) will host a concealed carry seminar in Bradford County on Thursday, July 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Troy Sale Barn, 50 Ballard St. in Troy. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

“I am excited to team up with Rep. Pickett to bring you this seminar, which focuses on the state’s concealed carry laws and other firearm-related regulations,” said Owlett. “Whether you are a current gun owner or are considering becoming one, I encourage you sign up and join us.”

“These seminars have been very popular across the Northern Tier,” said Pickett. “Residents who have previously attended these forums have attested to the valuable information offered. We urge those who would like to gain additional information or to refresh what they have already gained from these seminars to join us this evening.”

The seminar will feature Bradford County Sheriff C.J. Walters. He will provide information about Pennsylvania’s firearms laws, offer information on how to safely interact with police when carrying a firearm and the legal aspects of Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine, which allows a homeowner to use deadly force if necessary when threatened by an armed intruder.

Registration is required for this event and can be made by going online at www.RepOwlett.com or www.RepPickett.com, or by calling Owlett’s Troy office at 570- 297-3045 or Pickett’s Towanda office at 570-265-3124. Seating is limited.

Potter County Youth Field Day 2018

Drilling Started, Permit Issued

ROCKDALE MARCELLUS LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Liberty Twp Township

ROCKDALE MARCELLUS LLC reports drilling started on 2018-06-09 00:00:00 at site HARER 713 4H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Plunketts Creek Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-06-04 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site HEMLOCK SPRINGS 5H in Plunketts Creek Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Drilling Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Jklm Energy Llc in Sweden Twp, Potter County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-06-06 to Jklm Energy Llc in Sweden Twp, Potter county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued ..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eog Resources Inc in Springfield Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-06-07 to Eog Resources Inc in Springfield Twp, Bradford county. 78a64a(b) - SECONDARY CONTAINMENT – All regulated substances, including solid wastes and other regulated substances in equipment or vehicles, failed to be managed within secondary containment on the well site.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

House Action for the Week of June 11, 2018

DATE:            June 8, 2018


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

The Weekly Schedule

Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted below.  More information regarding these bills can be found at PAHouseGOP.com by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.

What You Need To Know About Snake Bites

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J.V. Soccer Coach Vacancy For 2019/2019 School Year At Northern Potter School District

UPMC Cole seeking Environmental Services Tech for Dental Office

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UPMC Cole seeking a Chaplain

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UPMC Cole seeking Hospitality Services Associate

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Spring Revival Saturday & Sunday with Pastor Sean Ireland At Country Chapel Baptist Church In Eldred, PA



Friday, June 8, 2018

Henry "Hank" Lindquist To Be Named To New York State Oil Producers' Association Wall of Fame

Pioneer Oil Museum of New York               

The second inductee into this year's New York State Oil Producers' Association Wall of Fame is Henry "Hank" Lindquist, a legend in the Bolivar area for many years. How many people remember him from the school's bus garage? 

Come to the induction ceremony on Friday, June 22 to join the festivities.

Henry “Hank” Lindquist attended school in both Bolivar and Little Genesee. At the age of seventeen he began work in the local oil fields for Messer Oil Company leading to a lifetime of self-employment in the local fields. Later in life he worked at Bolivar Central School as head of transportation from 1959-1977. Hank eventually worked for Industrial Patterns Inc. in Bolivar. A member of the congregation of Faith Bible Church for many years, he helped build the structure that today houses that church in Little Genesee. He and his wife were members of the Enchanted Mountains Square Dancing Club. Hank owned two Model A and one Model T antique cars that he loved showing off, and he repaired antique clocks as a hobby.

Henry E. Lindquist, was 102, of 7922 Rt. 417 West, Bolivar, NY, when he passed away on Monday (May 15, 2017) in the Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, following a brief illness.

GALETON BOROUGH AUTHORITY REGULAR MEETING JUNE 5, 2018

MEMBERS PRESENT: Tony Adami – Chairman; George Bowen – Vice Chairman; BJ Lowther, Rob Pflug, Joe Cimino
OTHERS PRESENT: Joe and Sandy Lewis – Citizens, Trixie Blass – Secretary

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.

Pledge to the flag.

George motioned to approve the minutes of the May meeting as presented. Rob seconded the motion. All voted aye and the minutes were approved as presented.

CITIZENS PARTICIPATION
Joe Lewis stated his purpose for attending the meeting was to bring the meter reading to the attention of the board. He stated that the variance of the number of days between readings can cause bills to fluctuate in cost. He asked the board to review meter reading and/or look into seeing if there is a way to do adjustments for overages. The board thanked him for bringing the matter to their attention and will review the problem.

WATER REPORT
Joe reported that the crew had to move the water line on West Main Street for the new building going up. There were questions regarding cost responsibility of the relocation of the water line. The board will ask the solicitor to review the ordinance.
He also stated that the meter reader is in need of a new handheld reader. The board recommends getting 2 so they have a backup in case one stops working.
Tony reported on the update from LDG regarding the water main replacement near the Wetmore. They are waiting on the Wetlands report so the permitting process can begin.

SEWER REPORT
N/A

OLD BUSINESS
There was a brief discussion regarding delinquent accounts as well as discussion on vacant properties.
The board also discussed an upcoming project on First Street in regards to cost and account balances.

NEW BUSINESS
The chairman presented the board with a complaint from a commercial business regarding the water/sewer rates that are paid here as opposed to other areas.

Rob stated that he has and will ask for running and final costs on the relocation of the waterline as well as other projects.

ADJOURN
Rob motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:09 p.m. George seconded the motion. All voted aye and the motion carried. The meeting was adjourned until the next regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Borough office.
GALETON BOROUGH AUTHORITY REGULAR MEETING
JUNE 5, 2018

MEMBERS PRESENT: Tony Adami – Chairman; George Bowen – Vice Chairman; BJ Lowther, Rob Pflug, Joe Cimino
OTHERS PRESENT: Joe and Sandy Lewis – Citizens, Trixie Blass – Secretary

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.

Pledge to the flag.

George motioned to approve the minutes of the May meeting as presented. Rob seconded the motion. All voted aye and the minutes were approved as presented.

CITIZENS PARTICIPATION
Joe Lewis stated his purpose for attending the meeting was to bring the meter reading to the attention of the board. He stated that the variance of the number of days between readings can cause bills to fluctuate in cost. He asked the board to review meter reading and/or look into seeing if there is a way to do adjustments for overages. The board thanked him for bringing the matter to their attention and will review the problem.

WATER REPORT
Joe reported that the crew had to move the water line on West Main Street for the new building going up. There were questions regarding cost responsibility of the relocation of the water line. The board will ask the solicitor to review the ordinance.
He also stated that the meter reader is in need of a new handheld reader. The board recommends getting 2 so they have a backup in case one stops working.
Tony reported on the update from LDG regarding the water main replacement near the Wetmore. They are waiting on the Wetlands report so the permitting process can begin.

SEWER REPORT
N/A

OLD BUSINESS
There was a brief discussion regarding delinquent accounts as well as discussion on vacant properties.
The board also discussed an upcoming project on First Street in regards to cost and account balances.

NEW BUSINESS
The chairman presented the board with a complaint from a commercial business regarding the water/sewer rates that are paid here as opposed to other areas.

Rob stated that he has and will ask for running and final costs on the relocation of the waterline as well as other projects.

ADJOURN
Rob motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:09 p.m. George seconded the motion. All voted aye and the motion carried. The meeting was adjourned until the next regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Borough office.

Nelson Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash

At 11:19 PM on Friday, Nelson Fire Department has been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident.

Harold F. Jeffers, 81, Garrison, MN; Elkland, PA Native

Harold F. Jeffers

Harold F. Jeffers, 81, Garrison, MN area, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at his home.

Harold was born May 21, 1937, at Genesee, Pa., the son of Raymond and Nina (Knickerbacher) Jeffers. He grew up and attended schools in Elkland, Pa., graduating in 1954. 

US Army Veteran

He then served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1958 having spent three years in Germany. He married Gisela Zink on June 21, 1958, at Elkland, Pa., where they made their home for a time. 

They lived in Iowa, Alabama and retired to Garrison 19 years ago. He worked as a steel foundry manager for many years. He was a life member of the Garrison VFW Post. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, anything to do with the outdoors, making spaghetti dinners and visiting with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Gisela Jeffers, Aitkin; children and their spouses, Cindy and Ron Cochran, Stateroad, N.C.; Kelly and Ron Lingwall, Garrison; and Mark and Lara Jeffers, Baxter; and grandchildren, Dan, Michael, Katie, Stacy (Kyle), Nickolas, Shana (Calvin), Dakota, Makenzie and Madison; 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Kathleen Jeffers.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Garrison Community Alliance Church with the Rev. Mike Palkie officiating. A gathering time will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Military honors will be provided by the Garrison VFW Post. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.

Rew Dispatched for Low Hanging Wires

At 8:42 PM on Friday, Rew Fire Department has been dispatched to Looker Mountain Trail & South Kendall Avenue for low hanging wires.

Roller Derby Saturday!

The Dirt Road Dears Roller Derby Team will host a roller derby scrimmage at the Northern Potter High School Gym this Saturday, June 9th. 

Doors open @5pm-whistle blows at 6pm. 

$1 admission plus one personal care item which will be donated to ~A Way Out~ 

Please come check out this exciting, fun & empowering sport while supporting a good cause!

RECALLS

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Tyson Foods Inc., a North Little Rock, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,120 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue and clear soft plastic.

Roulette Ambulance, Port Allegany QRS To Church Street

At 5:51 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance, Port Allegany QRS, have been dispatched to Church Street in Port Allegany for a cardiac arrest.

Richard A. “Buck” Rau, 75, of Duke Center, PA

Richard Rau

Richard A. “Buck” Rau, 75, of Duke Center, PA, passed away on Tuesday (June 5, 2018) at his residence following an apparent heart attack.

Born on March 7, 1943 in Baltimore, Md., he was a son of Henry and Virginia Riley Rau. He was employed for 40 years by Stroehmann Bakeries in Olean, N.Y., retiring in 2003 as production supervisor.

Surviving are two sons, Jeffery Rau of Portville, N.Y., and Christopher (Sally) Rau of Nashville, Tenn.

Friends may call on Saturday at the Frame Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at which time a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Rick Price officiating. Burial will be in Duke Center Cemetery.

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Faes, 88, of Crosby, PA

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Faes

Smethport - Elizabeth A. “Betty” Faes, 88, of Crosby, PA, passed away Thursday (June 7, 2018) in Myrtle Beach, SC.

She was born Dec. 26, 1929 in Kane, a daughter of Alan and Agnes Benson Ross. On June 24, 1950, in St. Elizabeth Rectory, Smethport, she married Lawrence "Cino" Faes, who died January 15, 2011.

Betty was a 1947 graduate of Smethport High School. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. After raising her 5 children, she worked as a teacher’s aide for Head Start . During this time, she took courses through Pitt-Bradford and was promoted to teacher for Head Start, retiring in 1981. Over the past few years, she enjoyed spending the winter months in Myrtle Beach with her sons Valen and Ron.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, St. Elizabeth Church Women, was a former 4H Leader in the Smethport area, was on the Penn State Cooperative Extension, was a member of the Norwich Twp. Fire Dept. Auxiliary and the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 Auxiliary.

She is survived by:

one daughter: Dede M. (Greg) Latimer of Warren, PA

four sons: Steven L. (Bonnie) Faes of Crosby, PA, Valen J. (Ron) Faes of Myrtle Beach, SC, Lee A. (Roberta) Faes of East Smethport, PA and Daniel J. (Margie) Faes of Clarence Center, NY

10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren

two brothers: Larry Ross of Mt. Jewett, PA and Charles (Marty) Ross of Norton, KS

and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Ross.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, from 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, at 10 AM in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport. A Christian Wake service will be held at 7:30 PM in the funeral home during visitation.

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 307 Franklin St., Smethport, PA 16749. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Kane Dispatched For Vehicle Crash Into A Building On Fraley Street

At 5:04 PM on Friday, Kane Fire Department has been dispatched for a vehicle into a building in front of 27 North Fraley Street. Report no injuries.

William L. "Bill" Swanson, 69, of 34 Babcock Road, Bradford, PA

William L. "Bill" Swanson

William L. "Bill" Swanson, 69, of 34 Babcock Road, Bradford, PA, passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 7, 2018, with his fiancee Beth at his side.

Born March 25, 1949, in Bradford, he was a son of the late John C. and Joyceln E. (Shultz) Swanson.

Vietnam War Veteran
Bill was a 1967 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He enlisted in the United States Army, on April 13, 1969, served 13 months in Vietnam. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge. He was honorably discharged, June 9, 1970.

He had been employed by Verizon for 40 years, retiring as a lineman.

Bill was a member of the Eagles Club and a member of the Pine Acres Country Club.

Surviving is his fiancee, Beth (Plowman) Soyke, one daughter, Brenda (Jim) Pascarella, one son, Brian (Angel) Swanson all of Bradford, 3 step children, Brooke (Joey) Lipps, of Bradford, Tyler (Shay) Soyke of CO, and Alex Soyke of Bradford, four grandchildren, Anthony, Andrea, Skye and Dakota, three step grandchildren, Casey, Jacob, and Emma, two great grandchildren Roman and Cole, two sisters, Lisa Ann (Harold) Burdick, of AR, Lori B. (Simon) Barnes, of Limestone, two brothers, John K. (Candy) Swanson, of Bradford, and Robert G. (Colleen) Swanson, of Punxsutawney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant brother, James C. Swanson.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, June 11, 2018, from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes., Inc, 372 East Main Street. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

House Ag Committee to Consider PENNVEST Audit Resolution

WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold a meeting to consider House Resolution 948, sponsored by Causer, calling on Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to conduct a thorough audit of more than 100 nonpoint source management transactions approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). The resolution comes in response to concerns raised about PENNVEST approval of two low-interest loans totaling nearly $51 million for New Hampshire-based Lyme Timber Company to purchase more than 60,000 acres of private forest land in Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties.

WHO: Causer, members of the committee.

WHEN: Monday, June 11, at 12:15 p.m.

WHERE: Room 60 East Wing, State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Barring any technical difficulties, the meeting will be streamed live at www.RepCauser.com.

Bradford, Derrick City Dispatched For Possible Apartment Fire On East Main Street

At 4:28 PM on Friday, Bradford & Derrick City Fire Departments have been dispatched to a possible apartment fire in an apartment building with smoke coming from the upstairs.
Bradford Township units released from standby. Nothing found. All units RECALLED.

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Support for Our Emergency Responders

On Wednesday, a news conference was held in Harrisburg to update progress on these two much-needed pieces of legislation:
  • House Bill 699 - Would increase the reimbursement rates for services provided by ground ambulance companies. It has been 14 years since the last increase in reimbursement for transporting individuals covered by Medicaid. Before that, 25 years had passed since an increase in the rate of reimbursement.

  • House Bill 1013 - Would require emergency medical services agencies be reimbursed for services provided even if transport to a hospital does not take place. Current law allows EMS agencies to be reimbursed for a covered claim only if they transport the patient to a hospital. Should the patient refuse transport for whatever reason, no reimbursement takes place.
Kudos to Manager Bob Marnatti from Ridgway Ambulance Service and General Manager Robert Sorg from St. Marys Area Ambulance for joining dozens of EMS personnel from across the Commonwealth at Wednesday's event to rally support for increased reimbursements for services provided by ambulance companies.

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Let the Hunt Begin

Elk hunt applications will be accepted starting Monday, June 18.

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If you live in Ridgway….

The Ridgway Drop-Off Recycling Site is now open at the borough annex site behind Cenni's.

Containers are available for paper and cardboard, tin and aluminum cans, No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles, and glass bottles and jars.

Please do not place plastic bags, animal feed bags, waxed milk/ice cream cartons, buckets, flower pots, styrofoam, No. 6 or No. 7 cups/containers, toys, siding, window glass, or used paper plates, paper towels, and tissues into any of the recycling containers.
                  
         
Preserving Our Forests


The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will soon begin a series of hearings across the state as part of their desire for involving the public in charting the future course of Pennsylvania’s state forests.

The Elk State Forest will be the subject of a meeting to be held this Wednesday, June 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Elk State Forest Resource Management Center, 258 Sizerville Road, Emporium.

“This district planning revision process provides a great opportunity for the public to learn more about their local state forest and to get involved in district state forest management priorities,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “I invite our state forest visitors to take advantage of this opportunity, and make their feelings known.”

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FNN TRAVELER ALERT - VEHICLE ACCIDENT NORTH OF WELCOME CENTER IN SOUTHBOUND LANE

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FNN TRAVELER ALERT - VEHICLE ACCIDENT NORTH OF WELCOME CENTER IN SOUTHBOUND LANE
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On Friday afternoon, June 8, 2018, around 2:40PM, Tioga, Mansfield fire crews, as well as, an ambulance from Lawrenceville and state police were dispatched to a single vehicle accident in Tioga Township.

Tioga fire personnel arrived on scene and soon afterwards, Mansfield crews and the ambulance from Lawrenceville were all recalled, as they were not needed at the scene of the accident.

The accident scene was reported in the Southbound lane of Route 15, approximately one mile north of the Welcome Center.

FNN was told a deer was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle was off the roadway, however, the deer was still laying in the roadway after the crash.

At this time, it is believed that a female driver suffered minor injuries, as Wellsboro Medics were recalled around 2:56PM.

Unknown if the driver was transported Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro for treatment of injuries received in the accident involving the deer.

Please use caution if you are traveling in the area, as fire personnel are on scene at this time.

MONTOUR COUNTY: Work Continues Next Week on I-80 in Montour County

​Montoursville, PA – Here is next week’s schedule on the multi-year, $30 million project on Interstate 80 in Montour County.

From 7 PM Sunday to 9 AM Monday the left (passing) lane of I-80 westbound will be closed at Mile 224 (Danville Exit) for a bridge deck epoxy overlay. Also from 7 PM Sunday to 9 AM Monday alternating lanes of I-80 eastbound will be closed from Mile 225 to Mile 227 for the same work on the bridges spanning Kase Run and Mahoning Creek.

From 7 PM Monday to 9 AM Tuesday, the right lane of I-80 westbound will be closed at Mile 224 (Danville) for a bride deck epoxy overlay.

Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7 PM to 9 AM the following day, alternating lanes of I-80 eastbound and westbound will be closed from Mile 229 to Mile 223 for traffic line painting.

Monday through Wednesday from 7 AM to 3 PM there will be slow-moving operations on I-80 eastbound and westbound from Mile 229 to Mile 223 for shoulder rumble strip installation.

This work is weather permitting.

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

$100 Million Expansion of Penn Highlands To Create 400 Jobs

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Youth Field Day Starts at 8:15 Saturday At Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

Registration for Youth Field Day begins at 8:15 tomorrow morning. Stations start at 9 Am. We look forward to seeing all of our families there! Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

Galeton Rotary Makes Donations to Three Local Organizations

Pictured l to r are: Paul Miller, President, Galeton Rotary, Karla Milliron, Yellow Ribbon Club, Partricia Stegman, Cole Foundation, Kimberly Rees, Potter County Education Council and Tony Adami, VP, Galeton Rotary.
On the evening of June 7, 2018 at the weekly Galeton Rotary Meeting three donations where made to local organizations. These three donations are all part of Galeton Rotary's emphasis of "giving back" to the local community based on monies raised at the annual Woodsmen Show to be held August 3, 4, 5 at Cherry Spring State Park.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer



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Rallying Support for PA Ambulance Services

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EMS personnel from across the Commonwealth -- including several from our region -- joined lawmakers in Harrisburg this week to issue a call to action on legislation that would address some of the financial challenges facing our ambulance companies.

House Bill 699, which I authored, would increase the Medicaid reimbursement rate for Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) to $180 and $200, respectively. The current rates are 200 percent below Medicare and commercial insurance reimbursements and haven’t been increased since 2004. The bill passed the House unanimously in February and is awaiting action by the Senate.

House Bill 1013 and Senate Bill 1003 would require reimbursement for services rendered by an ambulance service, even if no transport takes place. Under current law, an ambulance service responding to a person having a diabetic emergency or overdosing may provide care that leads the patient to decline transport to the hospital, which also means the ambulance company receives no reimbursement for their time, fuel, equipment or medication used. Hours after our rally, the Senate passed Senate Bill 1003, which will now come to the House for consideration.

Special thanks to Bob Marnatti, manager of Ridgway Ambulance Service; Bill Hagerty, president and executive director of EmergyCare Inc. (which serves many communities, including Kane); and Bert Sorg, general manager of St. Marys Area Ambulance, for traveling to Harrisburg and sharing their stories about why these bills are needed to help keep our EMS services up and running.

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Cameron County was well represented at the rally and press conference in support of our ambulance companies. Pictured with me, from left: Cameron County Commissioner Phil Jones, Cameron County EMA Director Kevin Johnson and Cameron County Ambulance Service Manager Bill Pennington.
         
Oil and Gas Industry Oversight Bill Earns House Approval

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I’m pleased to report the state House this week passed my legislation to ensure reasonable, responsible oversight of the conventional oil and gas industry. The bill aims to both ensure the protection of the environment and allow this 160-year-old industry to grow and thrive in the Commonwealth.

House Bill 2154 would enact an updated Oil and Gas Act similar to one that governed the conventional oil and gas industry prior to the passage of Act 13 of 2012 and remains in effect today. It includes several regulatory updates and would serve as the framework for future changes to rules impacting the conventional industry. Most importantly, it would ensure regulations for the very different processes of conventional and unconventional drilling are separated.

The conventional industry has long been a cornerstone of our local economy, providing thousands of good, family-sustaining jobs. House Bill 2154 would help preserve those jobs by removing the threat of unreasonable and unnecessary regulations from the backs of our conventional producers in favor of rules that are relevant and appropriate to these shallow well operations.

The bill now goes to the Senate for its consideration. Read more here
                  
         
Ag Committee to Consider PENNVEST Audit Resolution Monday

The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, which I chair, will meet this Monday, June 11, to consider my resolution calling on Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to conduct a thorough audit of certain PENNVEST transactions. The meeting will begin at 12:15 p.m. and, barring technical difficulties, will be streamed live at www.RepCauser.com.

Late last year and again in January, PENNVEST approved two loans totaling more than $50 million at a 1 percent interest for New Hampshire-based Lyme Timber Company. The company would use the funding to purchase more than 60,000 acres of private forest land in Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties.

There is a great deal of concern about whether this type of transaction is appropriate and if it is permissible under current law. I believe the audit will give us the additional information necessary to answer these questions.