Sweden Valley Manor

Sweden Valley Manor

Stoltz

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

Bokman of Wellsville

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Schoolhouse Village Wellness

Schoolhouse Village Wellness

Howard's Inc.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Velma B. “Bernie” Wiley, 90 of Shinglehouse, formerly of Zanesville, Ohio

Velma B. Wiley

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Velma B. “Bernie” Wiley, 90 of Shinglehouse, formerly of Zanesville, Ohio, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 27, 2018, after a short illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Billy D. “Bill” Earle, 73, a lifelong resident of the Austin area

Billy D. Earle

KEATING SUMMIT, Pa.---Billy D. “Bill” Earle, 73, a lifelong resident of the Austin area, passed away with his son by his side on Friday, October 26, 2018, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Mansfield, Blossburg Dispatched To Possible Crash On Rt. 15 N

At 8:42 PM on Saturday, Mansfield & Blossburg Fire Departments have been dispatched to Rt. 15 Northbound in the area of MM 176-177 for a possible motor vehicle accident.

Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club Indoor Range Shoots to Start Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Thursday, Nov. 8

The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting shoots at its indoor range at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro.

Friendly scored handgun competitions will be on Tuesday evenings and rifle competitions on Thursday evenings from November 2018 to March 2019.

Shoots for any caliber handgun with lead or cast bullets will be at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27. No jacketed ammunition is allowed. Each shooter will be given five targets for 10 rounds each.

Shoots for .22 caliber rifles will be at 6:15 p.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Shooters will be given one target with 10 bull's-eyes. 


The fee is $3 for members and $5 fee for non-members.

For information, call Kyle Knowlton at 570-439-0849.

For Love of God and Country Concert by Wellsboro Women's Chorus and Wednesday Morning Musicales is Sunday, Nov. 4

Members of the Wednesday Morning Musicales rehearse for their upcoming "For Love of God and Country" concert on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro.
Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m., the Wellsboro Women’s Chorus and the Wednesday Morning Musicales will present a concert titled “For Love of God and Country.” Inspirational and patriotic songs will be sung in celebration of Veterans Day being observed on Sunday, Nov. 11.

The concert will be at the United Methodist Church at 36 Main Street in Wellsboro. It will open with the audience and choruses singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Veterans and present-day military men and women are invited to attend and wear their uniforms or something that represents their armed service branch. A dessert social will follow at the church. The concert and dessert social are open to the public. 

The 30 members of the Wellsboro Women's Chorus will perform under the direction of Suzanne Niles and Diana Frazier with accompaniment by Judy Smithgall. They will sing "How Can I Keep From Singing," "Blessings," "The Prayer," "Bless the Lord," "Then Sings My Soul," "Praise His Holy Name," "My America," "This Is America," and "Thank You, Soldiers."

The 30-member Wednesday Morning Musicales directed by Diana Frazier with Marian Miller as the accompanist will open with "Land of the Free," "Homeward Bound," "Anthem," "Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones, "We Won’t Give Up," and "Stand with the Brave" with Ken Means playing the French horn.  

The concert will conclude with the two choruses singing "A Tribute to the Armed Services" arranged by Lloyd Larson and "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin and arranged by Joseph M. Martin. 

“All veterans and men and women currently serving in the military are invited as we would be proud to honor them at this special concert," Frazier said. "

There is no admission fee for the concert; a free will offering will be taken.

The choruses welcome new members. The Wellsboro Women’s Chorus rehearses Thursday nights at the Deane Center and the Wednesday Morning Musicales on Wednesday mornings at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, both in Wellsboro. Anyone who has a desire to sing and would like to join either of these groups is asked to contact Diana Frazier at 570-439-0923.


 

Hamilton-Gibson's Production of "The Crucible" is Nov. 2, 3, 4, 9 & 10

Mary Warren (Vivian Kinter, seated), the servant in John Proctor's household, testifies before Deputy-Governor Danforth (Tina Eyer, standing), the presiding judge in the Salem witch trials. Timid and easily influenced by those around her, Mary tries unsuccessfully to expose the hoax. 

This photo was taken during a rehearsal for Hamilton-Gibson's “The Crucible.” Performances will be in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10. No one will be admitted to the theatre after the play begins. 

For tickets, call 570-724-2079, email hamgib@gmail.com or visit hamiltongibson.org.

No injuries for drivers when one vehicle pulls out in front of another


Police investigating incident of scattering rubbish in Westfield man's yard


Middlebury Center man victim of theft, loses $7,246.50


Driver uninjured in car vs deer accident


Car hits deer crossing the roadway


No injuries in accident when driver loses control


Mansfield man receives phone calls trying to scam him into transfering money


Eliot Ness Fest: Touched by the Untouchable” will return to Coudersport

Eliot Ness Fest
4 hrs ·

“Eliot Ness Fest: Touched by the Untouchable” will return to Coudersport for a second running over the July 19-21 weekend in 2019. Officers of the Potter County Historical Society (PCHS) have agreed to continue as the festival sponsor, working closely with the Eliot Ness Fest Committee.

All agree that the first festival was an outstanding success, with crowd totals estimated at more than 3,000. Signs point to an even bigger turnout in 2019.

Several of the activities that debuted in 2018 will return. Also, several new events are in the planning stages, including a dramatic re-enactment of the trial of gangster Al Capone. Details will be announced.

Volunteers are going to be needed help with publicity and marketing, program planning, vendor relations, parade arrangements, entertainment, sponsorships, lodging and many other elements for next year’s festival.

Those interested in signing up or learning more can use the “contact us” page on the website, eliotnessfest.com, or leave a message on the Eliot Ness Fest page on the Facebook social media platform.

(Photo: Potter County Historical Society president David Castano, left, and Commissioner Paul Heimel, who serves on the Eliot Ness Fest planning committee, flank a new exhibit on display on the first floor of the Gunzburger Building. A special commendation from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, highlights the exhibit.)

City of Bradford Police Make Arrest In Theft From A Vehicle

Mathew Louser
On October 25, 2018 at approximately 1044 hrs the City of Bradford Police Department received a complaint on station for a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim(s) advise a little after 0900 hrs they parked their vehicle in the rear parking lot of the VA medical clinic upon returning to their vehicle it was discovered an unknown actor(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and removed the a purse. That contained multiple debit/credit cards, social security cards, a black Alcatel smart phone, a black in color stun gun with a case, a pocket knife, a ring with necklace and drivers’ license. The approximate total value of items taken from the motor vehicle is $159.95.

Officers then went to Washington Outlet located at 21 Main Street, and spoke with spoke with staff and asked if anyone had been in this morning attempting to sell any of the items the victim reported stolen and they advised that no one had, the Officer requested staff call if anyone came in with the stun gun.

At approximately 1210 hrs Washington Outlet contacted the 911 center in regards to this theft. Upon arrival to the business Officers located Mathew Louser (the defendant) standing at the counter. The employee advised the defendant had just sold the stun gun to him for $5.00. He further told officers the defendant was in earlier and showed him ring he wanted to sell. The stun gun was currently sitting on the counter and was the item the victim described.

The victim(s) were contacted and subsequently identified the items recovered.

The defendant was then taken into custody and processed before being arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Dominic Cercone who set bail in the amount of $2500.00 cash

Arrest Date:
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Case Number:
2018-10251044
Charges:

(1) Count Theft By Unlawful Taking; (1) Count Theft from a Motor Vehicle
& Receiving Stolen Property (F-3)

Source:
City of Bradford Police Department

Fatal Crash Closed I-80 Near DuBois Saturday Morning

Tri County Fire Alerts
6 hrs · 9:24 AM on Saturday

***Active Incident***
Clearfield County
Box 38-I Unknown eastbound or westbound
Vehicle Accident
3 reported patients
Sandy Chief on scene reporting 1 patient entrapped and 2 DOA's. Requesting Coroner to scene.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Automatic Fire Alarm


At 4:04 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Dept. Dispatched to Penn Wells Hotel for an automatic fire alarm.

Icebreaker Showdown At Shinglehouse OV Middle/High School December 1st


RECALLS

Red Square Foods, Inc., Recalls Frozen Not-Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Red Square Foods, Inc., a Somerset, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of various frozen meat and poultry ravioli and blintzes products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Read more...

JKLM Permit At Johnson's Quarry In Roulette Being Processed


Letters to the Editor: Coudersport Arboretum Sale

OPINION

Defend What You Love

To follow is a letter that we received and obtained permission from authors to share with media.

We feel Mr. Caldwell's viewpoint, as creator of our beloved Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor in the Coudersport Arboretum, and being a veteran himself is especially relevant and noteworthy of public's attention particularly since Commander of our local legion, American Legion Post #192 said that results of a recent meeting determined that the consensus of the legion is to not involve itself in the “politics” of this.

We are grateful to Mr. Caldwell and all who've contributed to the Honor Wall for our veterans. We are fortunate to have gained such a monumental asset to our community due to the voluntary efforts of many who were dedicated to this project. We invite veterans to comment and make your opinion known. Your response is valuable and appreciated.

We resolutely uphold our mission to oppose sale of any portion of the grounds of our Arboretum, “A Living Tribute.”

Sincerely,

The Friends of The Coudersport Arboretum, Inc. Secretary

Georgeanna DeCarlo

FriendsofCoudersportArboretum@gmail.com Coudersport



Veterans Honor Wall Creator Opposes Arboretum Sale

I would like to address the issue of Sheetz and the purchase of the Coudersport Arboretum Memorial Park.

First of all, I was born here in Coudersport and left for a few years while serving in the military and living in Denver CO. We have lived in many places but have always considered this our home. I moved my family back here in 1981. I had long admired the honor wall that had been on the Old Rexall Drug store on Main and East Second. 

When it was removed many years ago, I vowed that one day I would return an honor wall to Coudersport in memory of all of the men and women who served our country from Coudersport. Finally I started working on a list of men and women who had served and some who died protecting our freedom. I worked with the late Bob Currin from the Coudersport Historical Society to get a list of veterans from the early wars. I then advertised on the local radio stations, papers, internet and local storefronts/businesses for people to come forward with the names of family members. I sat at many local events with a booth asking for names. 

Finally, I felt that the list was close to complete and along with the late D. Bruce Cahilly applied for and received a grant to build the current memorial. With the Coudersport Legion we were able to erect the wall. I had a local merchant put all of the names in a medium to attach inside of the wall in a glass enclosure. Once it was complete, I turned guardianship over to the Coudersport Legion, they remodeled it a few years ago to what it currently is. Also, we purchased all of the flags and poles in front of the wall which are lit in the evening. There was an iron eagle donated by a local person and painted by Lisa Snyder.

I cannot begin to tell you the number of hours and time that was lovingly spent on this. Myself and many other people were involved in different ways on this wall. It should be in a place of respect for all of the soldiers/veterans who served from this area. I felt that the Arboretum was the perfect place because it was developed in the same manner. Every tree was placed exactly where it stands by someone in memory of their loved ones. They stood there and prayed, cried, or rejoiced at that very spot. Each brick and bench was placed in the same manner. The ceremony that we had in honor of raising the flags was done with great care and respect. The same was done with everything that is in the Arboretum.

I understand that there has to be progress but had it not been for our history, we would not be here. That park is a celebration of our history. It should be respected.

Sheetz could very easily turn their business to face the church and purchase the BP garage from the Kudricks and still have what they want. I realize there is an issue with the ground being contaminated but the cost in moving the Arboretum couldn't be worse than the cost of cleaning the ground at BP. The Kudricks want to sell. Sheetz wants to expand. Seems like a win/win to me.

The Arboretum should stay where it is as it has been designated as a park for a long time and it would be a crime to disrespect the people it memorializes. It is with great hope that you consider ruling in our favor to protect the Coudersport Arboretum and memorial park.

Thank you for your kind consideration in this matter.

Ralph and Margaret Caldwell

Coudersport

Coudersport Dispatched For Pole Fire With Lines Down

At 12:59 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to 177 Baker Hollow Road for a pole fire with lines down.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-10-22 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site BLISS 2H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-10-22 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site FALL CREEK C 4H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-10-22 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site FALL CREEK C 3H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-10-22 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site FALL CREEK A 5H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-10-22 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site FALL CREEK B 3H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-10-22 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site FALL CREEK B 5H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-10-22 00:00:00 to REPSOL OIL & GAS USA LLC for site DCNR 594 02-201-08 in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-10-22 00:00:00 to REPSOL OIL & GAS USA LLC for site DCNR 594 02-201-06 in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Upper Fairfield Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-10-22 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site ALLEGHENY RIDGE WEST HILLEGAS 1H in Upper Fairfield Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Shrewsbury Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-10-22 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site FOX B 3H in Shrewsbury Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Mill Creek Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-10-22 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site CONVERSE 1H in Mill Creek Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Permit Violations Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-10-26 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. OGA3220(A) - PLUGGING REQUIREMENTS - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-10-26 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. OGA3220(A) - PLUGGING REQUIREMENTS - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-10-26 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. OGA3220(A) - PLUGGING REQUIREMENTS - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-10-26 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. OGA3220(A) - PLUGGING REQUIREMENTS - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-10-26 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. OGA3220(A) - PLUGGING REQUIREMENTS - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-10-26 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. OGA3220(A) - PLUGGING REQUIREMENTS - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-10-26 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. OGA3220(A) - PLUGGING REQUIREMENTS - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-10-26 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. OGA3220(A) - PLUGGING REQUIREMENTS - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Reuning and Bradley Cider Mill is open on Dutch Hill in Coudersport

After 10 Years the Reuning and Bradley Cider Mill is once again open!! 

Stop at the farm on Dutch Hill for a gallon of delicious, fresh apple cider - $6.00 a gallon! 

Hours are 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week.

LeCerf Estate Auction November 10, 2018 in Coudersport, PA


ROULETTE HALLOWEEN PARADE CANCELLED; COSTUME JUDGING, TRUNK OR TREAT IN FIRE HALL AT 4:30 PM

Due to the inclement weather, the Halloween Parade in Roulette Township has been CANCELLED.

Judging of the kids costumes will still take place in the Fire Hall at 4:30 PM.

Trunk or treat will take place in the Fire Hall Truck Bay after the costume judging.

4 Police Officers Shot; Multiple Fatalities In Attack On Squirell Hill Synagogue Near Pittsburgh

WJAC has Facebook Live Video Report

https://www.facebook.com/WJACTV/videos/2661329143882305/?notif_id=1540653677749958&notif_t=live_video

Bradford Dispatched To Fire Alarm On Kennedy Street

At 10:22 AM on Saturday, Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to 150 Kennedy Street at the Futures Rehab Facility for a commercial fire alarm.

Coudersport Halloween Parade Moved Inside To Gunzburger Building Gymnasium

Halloween Parade will meet and be held in the gymnasium at the rear of the Gunzburger Building? 2:15 Showtime and 3:00 inside parade.


Mansfield & Blossburg Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 15

At 9:58 AM on Saturday, Mansfield & Blossburg Fire & ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 15, one mile south of Canoe Camp Creek exit for a one vehicle crash with a head injury.

Roulette Ambulance To Fishing Creek Road

At 9:40 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Fishing Creek Road for a woman ill.

Part-Time Bartender Needed At American Legion Potter Post 192


St. Marys Dispatched To Transformer Fire

At 9:06 AM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Department has been dispatched to West Creek Road for a transformer fire.

GAS WORKER INJURED AT GAS WELL SITE

FIRST News Now
2 hrs ·

GAS WORKER INJURED AT GAS WELL SITE
FNN Article © 2018.

Early Saturday morning, October 27, 2018, Middlebury fire crews, ambulance and Wellsboro Medics were all dispatched to a gas well pad for a worker who suffered an head injury while in a basket 65 feet up in the air. The worker was unconscious when the emergency call was placed around 2:15AM.

While responding to the gas well pad located at 895 Cummings Creek Road in Middlebury Township, the Wellsboro Medics came across a motor vehicle accident and stopped to check it out and report it to fire personnel. Once cleared from the crash, medics were able to get to the gas well pad and assist the worker. the Middlebury ambulance crew were also cleared from the crash scene and were able to assist at the gas well pad.

The gas worker was treated at the scene and then transported around 2:45AM to the hospital for treatment of his injury.

It is unknown what caused the worker's head injury at this time.

Teachers: Farmers Insurance Offers A Preferred Discount For Going The Extra Mile

www.jyoung1@farmersagent.com

Become a Dementia Friend November 6th at Sweden Valley Manor

www.dementiafriendspa.org

Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home Has Updated Appearance & Lowered Prices

www.thomasfickinger.com

Come Out To A Warm Car This Winter With A Remote Car Starter

https://www.facebook.com/ThumpinNBumpinCarAudio/

Insurance Clerk/Office Assistant Position Open At Multicare Center In Coudersport, PA multicare_center@yahoo.com

multicare_center@yahoo.com

Coudersport High School Presents "Give My Regards To Broadway" Nov. 2 & 3

Rev Hoopes Trucking LLC is Hiring Class A/B CDL Water Haulers; 2nd Shift Equipment Operators

WANTED: Food Service Workers for Austin School District

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=17486&clientkey=9DB6F79239E42EFBF284B8D1C8486285

Champion Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Now Seeing Patients In Coudersport, Bradford, Emporium, Olean & Wellsville

upmccole.org

Hamilton's Pumpkin Patch Open Saturday & Sunday in Ulysses

Sagewood Has An Immediate Opening For An Administrative Assistant In Port Allegany

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser For Coudersport Boro Employee Walt Carpenter Sunday At Legion

55th Wedding Anniversary Celebration for Jerry & Bonnie Kilcoin


Assessment/Tax Claim Assistant Position Available At Cameron County Courthouse


Friday, October 26, 2018

Victoria M. Frederick, 97, Coudersport, PA

Victoria M. Frederick

Victoria was born on May 4, 1921 and passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Victoria was a resident of Coudersport, Pennsylvania at the time of passing.

A memorial mass at St. Eulalia Catholic Church will be held at a later date with burial in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Vicki's name can be made to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 161, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Assn., 122 East 2nd St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

Coudersport EMS ro Whitney Creek Road

At 10:09 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to 700 Block of Whitney Creek Road for a person fallen with a head injury.

News from Harrisburg

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Friday, October 26, 2018 The latest news from the State Capitol



It’s official -- Route 44 in Potter County is now known as the Highway to the Stars! Local photographer Curt Weinhold came up with the idea to help draw more attention to Cherry Springs State Park and I was happy to sponsor the law, Act 70 of 2018, to make the designation. Pictured at the park last week, from left: Lori Copp, executive director of Visit Potter-Tioga; Curt Weinhold; Potter County commissioners Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover; Chuck Dillon of Sen. Joe Scarnati’s office; me; Scott Morgan, assistant park manager; Ben Stone, park manager; and Marissa Galeotti, environmental education specialist. 


Congratulations to Bob and Gloria Galentine of Turtlepoint, who were married 50 years ago today (Oct. 26)! I was honored to present them with a House citation in recognition of this milestone last weekend.
 

Outreach Hours Set for Nov. 1
To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, Nov. 1:
  • Emporium Borough Office – 9-10 a.m.
  • Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.
Services available include assistance with any state-related issues or concerns, driver license and vehicle registration applications, and applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE/PACENET prescription drug assistance programs.

As always, you are welcome to stop by my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor), Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1) or Kane (55 Fraley St.) Monday through Friday, or visit my website at RepCauser.com or my Facebook page at Facebook.com/RepCauser for the latest news from state government.
  

Veterans Assistance Available
Melissa Davis of the American Legion will be available to meet with veterans at the Kane office, 55 Fraley St., on Monday, Nov. 5, from 1-4 p.m. Appointments may be made by calling the office at 814-837-0880.

Davis offers assistance with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to take advantage of the services.

Veterans service hours in Bradford are canceled in November due to the Veterans Day holiday, and all appointments are booked in Coudersport. Davis will next visit those offices on Monday, Dec. 10, and Thursday, Dec. 6, respectively. She will also be available again in Kane on Monday, Dec. 3.

Appointments may be made by contacting the appropriate office:
  • Bradford – 814-362-4400.
  • Coudersport – 814-274-9769.
  • Kane – 814-837-0880.
 

Heating Assistance Program to Open Next Week

Residents who are struggling with their home heating bills can apply for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning Thursday, Nov. 1.

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

The income eligibility guidelines for LIHEAP are set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income level. For example, the income limit for an individual is $18,210; for a couple, the limit is $24,690; and for a family of four, it is $37,650.

Residents may apply for LIHEAP online or by contacting the County Assistance Office in their county of residence:
  • Cameron County, 411 Chestnut St., Emporium, 1-877-855-1824.
  • McKean County, 68 Chestnut St., Suite B, Bradford, 1-800-822-1108.
  • Potter County, 269 Route 6 West, Room 1, Coudersport, 1-800-446-9896.
More information is available here.
 

Fighting Back Against Food Stamp Fraud

Working to protect taxpayer dollars, a new law aims to help prevent food stamp fraud by imposing tougher penalties for the illegal trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Senate Bill 1127, now Act 160 of 2018, creates a new penalty for the fraudulent trafficking of SNAP benefits in an amount greater than $2,500. Violators will be required to pay restitution of up to three times the amount of fraud they committed. Under prior law, the recipient who sold the benefits and the merchant who created the illegal market for and traffics in those benefits are treated the same.

The legislation stems from a case uncovered last year by the Office of State Inspector General in which a Harrisburg restaurant traded drugs for electronic benefit transaction (EBT) cards and bought thousands of dollars of supplies from a food wholesale club to be resold for profit. This serious problem across Pennsylvania takes food from our most vulnerable citizens.
 

Veterans Organizations Can Apply for Trust Fund Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is accepting applications for the 2018-19 Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF) grant cycle. Up to $800,000 in VTF grant funding will be competitively awarded for programs and services benefiting Pennsylvania veterans.

The VTF is funded by Pennsylvanians who voluntarily donate when applying for or renewing driver’s licenses, photo IDs or motor vehicle registrations; purchasing Honoring Our Veterans license plates; or making private donations.

To learn more about the VTF and the grant application process, visit www.vtf.pa.gov or follow DMVA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/padmva.

Pennsylvania has the fourth-largest veteran population in the nation, with nearly 800,000 veterans.