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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Ridgway Dispatched To Masonic Building For Fire Alarm

At 9:52 PM on Saturday, Ridgway Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 9 South Mill Avenue, the Masonic Building, for an activated Fire Alarm on Second Floor.
9:55 PM--Responder on scene reported no fire.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Unknown Type Fire

At 9:12 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Department has been dispatched to an area seen from 8375 Rt. 6 showing a large amount of smoke & flames.
9:18 PM--911 center received a call from a homeowner doing a controlled burn in that area. 
9:23 PM--RECALLED by Chief 110

Wind Chill Watch issued January 19 at 3:55PM EST until January 21 at 1:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST SUNDAY...

...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow. Dangerously cold wind chills
possible. Additional snow accumulations of 10 to 16 inches.
Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will produce significant blowing
and drifting snow. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero
possible.
* WHERE...Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Southern Erie
counties.
* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 6 PM EST Sunday.
For the Wind Chill Watch, from Sunday evening through Monday
afternoon. The heaviest snow will fall tonight.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will become very difficult to
impossible. If you must travel, be prepared for severe winter
driving conditions with deep snow cover on roads and very low
visibility from heavy snow and blowing snow. The dangerously
cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as
little as 15 minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS: Widespread accumulating snow and blowing snow will create
dangerous travel conditions.
Submit snow reports through our website or social media.
This is a potentially dangerous situation to be outdoors. If you
must be outside, be sure to cover all exposed skin. Frostbite can
occur in 15 minutes or less with apparent temperatures of
25 below zero or colder.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Speed Limits Reduced on Roads in North Central Region

Clearfield, PA – Due to winter weather conditions, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has temporarily reduced speed limits on a number or roadways in the north central region.

PennDOT urges motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must drive should expect reduced speed limits of 45 mph on the following roads:

I-80 in Clearfield, Centre, and Clinton counties;

I-99 in Centre County;

Route 322/22 in Mifflin and Juniata counties;

Route 219 in Clearfield, Elk, and McKean counties;

Route 220 in Clinton County;

These speed restrictions will be in place until further notice. PennDOT will issue an update when the restrictions are lifted.

Although PennDOT crews have been treating roadways, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.

Sunday services at Bell Run Union Church cancelled

Due to the weather, all Sunday, January 20, 2019, services at Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, have been cancelled.

Speed Limits Reduced on Roadways in the North Central PA Region

Montoursville, PA – Due to current weather conditions, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has reduced speed limits on interstates in the PennDOT District 3 region, which includes Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties.  

Speed limits have been lowered to 45 miles per hour on the following roads:
• Interstate 80
• Interstate 180

PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.

Motorists can check conditions and snow-plow locations on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

Middlebury Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 287

At 6:07 PM on Saturday, Middlebury has been dispatched to Rt. 287 just south of Route 249 for a vehicle crash. Multiple occupants are reporting no injury.

Shinglehouse First Baptist Sunday School & Services Cancelled For Sunday


Lafayettte, Bradford Dispatched For Victim of Exposure To Cold

At 5:47 PM on Saturday, Lafayette QRS & City Ambulance has been dispatched to the area of 8022 Rt. 59 for a male suffering from cold exposure.

Wellsboro, Mansfield & Middlebury Dispatched For House Fire

At 5:29 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro has been dispatched to 34 Goldfinch Lane for a structure fire. Mansfield and Middlebury were dispatched at 5:48 PM to assist.
Blossburg rehab trailer dispatched.

Commercial Vehicle Ban Lifted from More Interstates

Some Speed Restrictions in Place

Harrisburg, PA – Due to reduced anticipated storm severity in these areas, at 4:30 p.m. the state’s ban on commercial vehicle traffic on interstates and some expressways was removed from the PA Turnpike mainline from the Ohio state line to the New Jersey state line, and interstates south and west of the Turnpike – Interstate 70 in Washington and Westmoreland counties, I-79, I-279, I-579, and I-376.

The ban remains in effect on many interstates, the Turnpike’s northeast extension, as well as the U.S. 22 expressway in the Lehigh Valley and the Pennsylvania Route 33 expressway in Northampton and Monroe counties.

The ban went into effect at noon and includes all commercial traffic, including buses, though tow-truck operators may perform their operations for motorists. The action was taken following Governor Tom Wolf’s emergency declaration yesterday and plans announced in anticipation of a statewide storm featuring varying degrees of heavy snow, high winds, sleet and freezing rain.

A 45-mph speed restriction is in place on I-80 from the Ohio State line to I-99, as well as I-376 in Mercer and Lawrence counties. The speed restriction is also in place on I-90, I-86, and I-79 from I-90 to I-80. Additional speed restrictions on interstates and expressways may be implemented as the storm progresses.

The commercial vehicle ban was not implemented on Interstate 95, I-676, I-476 south of the Turnpike, I-76 east of the Turnpike, and I-276 in southeastern Pennsylvania. At 2:30 p.m., the ban was lifted from I-83, I-81 south of I-83, I-283, I-176, and the Turnpike from the New Jersey state line to the Carlisle exit.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Pennsylvania State Police are in continued collaboration at the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center and with teams across the state.

Anticipating the storm’s severity, Amtrak has cancelled the cross-state Pennsylvanian passenger train for Sunday and has cancelled six trains Sunday on the Keystone Line between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.

To help make decisions regarding winter travel, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.

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

Mount Jewett & Hazel Hurst UMC morning services are cancelled

Mount Jewett & Hazel Hurst UMC

Due to the incoming snow/ice storm along with dangerous wind chill and driving conditions forecast for tonight into tomorrow morning services are cancelled. Stay safe and warm. I encourage you to Read Mark chapters 1-3 and reflect on them. 

Also for those up early at 7:30 you can hear a message from yours truly on the HoundCountry. 

Pass the word and like this post and share to help others know of this decision.

Smethport Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak On West Green

At 5:30 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to West Green Street for a house with a strong smell of natural gas.
5:35 PM---Recalled by Chief 220.

Route 14 Closed in Lewis Township, Lycoming County

​Montoursville, PA – Motorists in Lycoming County are advised Route 14 is closed between Route 1002 (Trout Run Mountain Road) and Route 1004 (Field Station Road) in Lewis Township, Lycoming County due to a vehicle crash.

Route 14 is expected to be closed for several hours.

A detour using local roads is in effect.

Olean Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Olean House

At 4:51 PM on Saturday, All Olean Fire Units have been dispatched to the Olean House for a commercial fire alarm.

First Presbyterian Church USA of Coudersport has cancelled services Sunday

The First Presbyterian Church USA of Coudersport, 402 N Main Street, has cancelled services Sunday morning at 11:00 AM due to the storm. 

Stay safe and warm. 

If anyone should need assistance from the pastors, please don’t hesitate to call.

Commercial Vehicle Ban in Effect on Most Interstates, Lifting on Some Roadways at 2:30 p.m. Ban Not Implemented in Southeast, Some Speed Restrictions in Place

Harrisburg, PA – Following Governor Tom Wolf’s emergency declaration yesterday and plans announced in anticipation of a statewide storm featuring varying degrees of heavy snow, high winds, sleet and freezing rain, a commercial vehicle ban is now in effect through noon Sunday on most interstates and most of the Turnpike.

The commercial ban went into effect at noon and includes all commercial traffic, including buses, though tow truck operators may perform their operations for motorists. Due to a reduction in anticipated storm severity in the southeast and south-central regions, the ban is in effect on all interstates except Interstate 95, I-676, I-476, I-76, and I-276 in southeastern Pennsylvania. The ban is also in effect on the U.S. 22 expressway in the Lehigh Valley and the Pennsylvania Route 33 expressway in Northampton and Monroe counties. See a map of restricted roadways applicable until 2:30 p.m.

At 2:30 p.m., the ban will be lifted from I-83, I-81 south of I-83, I-283, I-176, and the Turnpike from the New Jersey state line to the Carlisle exit. The ban on I-180 will not lift at 2:30 p.m. as previously announced.

A 45-mph speed restriction is in place on I-80 from the Ohio State line to I-99, as well as I-376 in Mercer and Lawrence counties. Additional speed restrictions on interstates and expressways may be implemented as the storm progresses.

“We are monitoring the situation and forecast closely and are balancing safety and operations with the impact to travel across the state,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “We will make decisions throughout the storm with safety as our top priority, but we will also adjust plans if conditions allow.”

The Pennsylvania Department Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Pennsylvanian Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Pennsylvania State Police are in continued collaboration at the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center and with teams across the state.

Anticipating the storm’s severity, Amtrak has cancelled the cross-state Pennsylvanian passenger train for Sunday and has cancelled six trains Sunday on the Keystone Line between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.

To help make decisions regarding winter travel, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.

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

Austin Bingo is canceled for tonight

Due to weather 
Austin Bingo is canceled for tonight.

Roulette Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 2:30 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Cole Manor for a patient with chest pains.

Edward Sawyer, Jr., 49, of Olean, New York

Edward Sawyer, Jr.

Edward Sawyer, Jr., 49, of Olean, New York, passed away, Friday, January 18, 2019, at Olean General Hospital, in Olean.

Born February 10, 1969 in Bradford, he is a son of Judith A (Burton) Minich, of Bradford, and Edward Sawyer Sr. of Davenport, FL.

He attended Bradford area schools.

Surviving in addition to his mother Judy, and father Edward, are four sisters, Joann Crants, of Port Allegany, Rhonda Roberts, of Cyclone, Denise Murphy, of Davenport, FL and Mary Minich, of Bradford, three brothers, Raymond Minich, of Bradford, Michael Minich, of Port Allegany, and Christopher Minich, of Lewis Run, and many grand nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather Herbert Minich.

Friends may call from 11:00am to Noon on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave, at Noon funeral services will be held with Rev. Raymond Gramata, Pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating.

Memorials if desired, may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Wellsboro Dispatched To Crash on Arnot Road

At 2:18 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Dept & Ambulance have boon dispatched to a crash into a tree near 2939 Arnot Road with injuries.

Austin UMC service is cancelled for Sunday

The Austin UMC service is cancelled for Sunday due to the weather. Please spread the word. Thanks and see you next week!

Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office---Tampering with Evidence Arrest

Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office

Tampering with Evidence Arrest

Salamanca- On January 17, 2019 at 11:00 am after an investigation performed by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, Melinda Clark, 48, was charged and arrested for Tampering with Physical Evidence (2 counts) and Obstruction of Governmental Administration. 

It is alleged that Clark on December 8, 2018 assisted in the tampering and destruction of evidence from a crime that was committed by another person. Clark withheld information and hid evidence from investigators. 

Clark was arraigned on the above charges in the Town of Salamanca Court and released on her own recognizance. She will appear in the Town of Salamanca Court at a later date.

Marilyn B. Smith, 76, of Gaines, PA

Marilyn B. Smith

Marilyn B. Smith, 76, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019. Born January 2, 1943 in Marshlands, PA, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Nellie (Champney) Brown. 

She was a 1961 Galeton High School graduate and was the Galeton representative for the Laurel Festival that year. On August 17, 1963, in Galeton, she married Michael Smith, who survives. 

Marilyn worked at the Gaines Tackle Shop and at the Foodland in the Deli/Bakery. She was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. 

Marilyn was a Garth Brooks fan and enjoyed camping, decorating cakes, and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Surviving in addition to her husband, Michael Smith, are three daughters, Melanie (Robert) Walsh, Virginia Beach, VA, Michelle (Robert) Zelinski, Wellsboro, PA, and Marcie (Todd Bronkoski) Drake, Galeton; nine grandchildren, Rebekah (Matt) Circelli, Evan, Mallory and Hailee Walsh, Talas Mahon, Kaitlyn Drake, Vinny Granato, Breeze-Lyn and Tegan Bronkoski; three great grandchildren, Kinsley Hall, Emma Circelli and Aubree Walsh; a brother, Roger (Irma) Brown, East Hartford, CT; and several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00pm and on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 10:00-11:00am with a Funeral Service following at 11:00am. Pastor Skeet Keaton will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church or to the Gale Hose Ambulance. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton.

East Fork Sportsmen -- breakfast and meeting Sunday cancelled

Wharton Township -- East Fork Sportsmen -- breakfast and meeting Sunday cancelled due to 16" of snow forecast

Home Heating Safety Reminder from the American Red Cross


Spaghetti Dinner & Basket Raffle Benefit for Nancy Thomas on February 2

Cancer does not rest. It doesn't sleep at the end of the day. It doesn't flee the cold for warm weather during school vacation. Cancer is relentless, showing no favorites and taking no prisoners. Wealthy or poor, educated or illiterate, young or old, it doesn't discriminate. Cancer has no friends, no allies, no comrades. It doesn't need any. It does its damage on its own. It is its own army. It is insidious, creeping into the lives of everyone, leaving a path of destruction and tragedy in its wake.

We are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on February 2, 2019 at the American Legion in Eldred. This event is to assist Nancy Thomas with costs associated with fighting cancer. We will have dinner, a basket raffle, and 50/50 raffle.

Eldred local, Nancy Thomas, was diagnosed with cancer in September 2016. She beat cancer once and then it came back with a vengeance. Recently, her physician discovered that the cancer not only came back it’s growing. Chemotherapy is not working. They would like to try an experimental treatment at Roswell. This treatment requires Nancy to be within 45 minutes of the hospital for the duration of the treatment. The costs of housing and food for this type of stay will be exorbitant.

We hope you can find it in your heart to assist us in helping Nancy fight this disease. We hope to see you at the Spaghetti Dinner!

https://www.facebook.com/Fight-Cancer-with-Nancy-2005344236244946/

First Citizens Donates $248,000 to Educational Enrichment Programs across the State

First Citizens Community Bank, a leader in Ag Banking and partner to local farmers, proudly donated to the Center for Dairy Excellence. The organization was created to enhance the profitability and viability of the dairy industry, the leading sector of Pennsylvania’s number one industry, agriculture. Pictured Left-to-Right: Jason Landis (First Citizens), Sean McKinney (First Citizens), Jayne Sebright (Executive Director Center for Dairy Excellence), and Jeffrey Bollinger (First Citizens).
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” and it is clear First Citizens knows a thing or two about the value of investing. As 2018 ended, the Bank donated funds to forty education-based programs across twelve counties in Pennsylvania. For many years, First Citizens has been a proven advocate for education, donating time, talent and money to help the youth in our communities.

Many of this year’s recipients will use the funds to stimulate innovative programs in the classroom, enriching the lives of young people. BLaST Intermediate Unit 17, an educational service agency that assists school districts in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga Counties received $115,000. These funds will be distributed among twelve local school districts with a portion going to support the Everfi Online Financial Program, which the bank has sponsored for over seven years.

First Citizens is also one of the largest supporters of Agriculture in the state, and as such, donates funds each year to Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture to support their Mobile Ag Lab, which visits schools teaching children about Agriculture. The Mobile Lab has reached over one million students since it hit the road nine years ago.

The Eastern Lebanon County Foundation (ELCO) was another organization who benefited this year from First Citizens generosity. ELCO is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the education, values, and cultural experience of youth by extending their current educational opportunities through innovative programs. Similarly, The Dutchmen Foundation works to supplement the academic, cultural, and extra-curricular programs of the Annville-Cleona School District; they also received a donation from First Citizens in Lancaster County.

“We’re proud to take a leadership role in advancing education throughout our market; we view it as our fiscal responsibility,” Randall E. Black, CEO and President, said. “Students who are equipped with a solid education and financial literacy have a greater chance to become leaders in the communities where they live.”

Other organizations on the receiving end of the First Citizens education donations included: The Center for Dairy Excellence, Tioga County Foundation, Keystone Elk Country Alliance, Bloomsburg University, Archie's Place, Hempfield Foundation, Lancaster County Career and Technology Foundation, Rainbow's End Youth Services, Spanish American Civic Association, Cedar Foundation, Endless Mountain Music Festival, Inc., Manheim Central Foundation for Educational Enrichment, Sexual Assault Resource Center of Lebanon and Schuylkill Counties, Bethany Children's Home, State College Area School District Education Foundation, Columbia Education Foundation, Compass Mark, Inc., Elizabethtown Public Library, Ephrata Public Library, Lancaster Education Foundation, Lancaster Science Factory, Spartan Foundation for Education, Donegal School District Education Foundation, Falcon Foundation, Palmyra Public Library, First Community Foundation, Keystone Central Foundation, Big Impact Group, Northeast PA Manufacturers and Employers Council, Inc., Schuylkill Chamber Foundation, Inc., Thaddeus Stevens Foundation, PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, Inc., Penns Valley Education Foundation, Inc., and the Pennsylvania State University Philanthropic Fund.

First Citizens Community Bank is headquartered in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. They currently operate 28 offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Potter, Clinton, Union, Centre, Lebanon, Lancaster, Schuylkill and Berks counties in Pennsylvania and Allegany County New York. For more information about First Citizens, visit FirstCitizensBank.com, or find them on Facebook.

Smethport, Port Allegany Dispatched For Commercial Fire Alarm

At 12:25 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Department has been dispatched to the Health Center on Franklin Street for a commercial Fire Alarm.
Chief 220--Hold in quarters except Engine 23
12:36 PM--RECALLED by Chief 220.

Roulette/Austin Dispatched For Ambulance Call in Galeton

At 12:20 PM on Saturday, Roulette/Austin Ambulance has been dispatched to Galeton for a woman to go to Geisinger hospital.

Rew Dispatched For Traffic Control at Crash on Rt. 46

At 11:16 AM on Saturday, Fire Police from Rew have been dispatched to Route 46 on the Farmers Valley side for a vehicle into the ditch. Traffic control requested. No injuries.

Wind Chill Watch issued January 19 at 10:00AM EST until January 21 at 1:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST SUNDAY...

...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Dangerously cold wind chills
possible. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 16 inches
expected. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero possible.
* WHERE...Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Southern Erie
counties.
* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, from 10 AM today to 6 PM
EST Sunday. For the Wind Chill Watch, from Sunday evening
through Monday afternoon. The heaviest snow will fall late
this afternoon through tonight.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will become very difficult to
impossible. If you must travel, be prepared for severe winter
driving conditions with deep snow cover and very low visibility
from heavy snow and blowing snow. The dangerously cold wind
chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 15
minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS: Widespread accumulating snow will create dangerous travel
conditions.
Submit snow reports through our website or social media.
This is a potentially dangerous situation to be outdoors. If you
must be outside, be sure to cover all exposed skin. Frostbite can
occur in 15 minutes or less with apparent temperatures of
25 below zero or colder.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

GOD'S COUNTRY MINISTRIES SERVICES ON SUNDAY CANCELLED; FACEBOOK LIVE SERVICE SCHEDULED

GOD'S COUNTRY MINISTRIES
1237 E. 2nd St. Coudersport, Pa.
ALL SERVICES ON SUNDAY JAN. 20 ARE CANCELLED.
Tune in to our Facebook Page for a Live time of worship Sunday at 11 a.m.

Services at Port Allegany, Fishing Creek and Riverside United Methodist Churches are cancelled

Services at Port Allegany, Fishing Creek and Riverside United Methodist Churches are cancelled for Sunday due to the impending storm.

PA Drilling Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Us Energy Exploration Corp in South Bend Twp, Armstrong County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-01-17 to Us Energy Exploration Corp in South Bend Twp, Armstrong county. 78.57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by the Department or Operator discharged brine or other fluids on or into the ground or into waters of the Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-01-17 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Us Energy Exploration Corp in South Bend Twp, Armstrong County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-01-17 to Us Energy Exploration Corp in South Bend Twp, Armstrong county. 78.54 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids in a manner that prevents pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-01-17 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Us Energy Exploration Corp in South Bend Twp, Armstrong County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-01-17 to Us Energy Exploration Corp in South Bend Twp, Armstrong county. SWMA 301 - MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-01-17 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Us Energy Exploration Corp in South Bend Twp, Armstrong County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-01-17 to Us Energy Exploration Corp in South Bend Twp, Armstrong county. 91.34(A) - ACTIVITIES UTILIZING POLLUTANTS - Failure to take necessary measures to prevent the substances from directly or indirectly reaching waters of this Commonwealth, through accident, carelessness, maliciousness, hazards of weather or from another cause.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-01-17 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Drilling Started, PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

SWN PROD CO LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Liberty Twp Township
Description: SWN PROD CO LLC reports drilling started on 2019-01-19 00:00:00 at site CONNOLLY B 8H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-01-19 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling
 
SWN PROD CO LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Liberty Twp Township
Description: SWN PROD CO LLC reports drilling started on 2019-01-18 00:00:00 at site CONNOLLY B 5H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-01-18 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-01-14 00:00:00 to SWN PROD CO LLC for site CONNOLLY A 1H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-01-14 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
 
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Ulysses Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-01-14 00:00:00 to JKLM ENERGY LLC for site HEADWATERS 146-3HU in Ulysses Twp township, Potter county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-01-14 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
 
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Sergeant Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-01-14 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CO LLC for site COP WT 2314 306HU 52803 in Sergeant Twp township, McKean county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-01-14 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church Sunday Services Are Cancelled

Services At Sweden  Valley Faith United Methodist Church are cancelled Sunday due to weather.

Bradford Dispatched For Fire Alarm on School Street

At 10:22 AM on Saturday, Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to 8 School Street for a commercial fire alarm.

Lafayette Dispatched For Traffic Control At Crash on West Warren Road

At 10:18 AM on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Police dispatched to West Warren Road near Pine Acres Golf Course for a one vehicle accident with no injuries.
Accident not found at that location. Accident was on Minard Run near the other golf course. Patient is at BRMC ER.

2019.01.19 Winter Storm Harper Update

Tioga County Swiftreach Notification

12 to 18 inches snow forecast starting around noon today. Blinding conditions expected late this afternoon to early Sunday morning

There are no restrictions against citizens travelling on roadways, however if you do not have to travel during the storm, please avoid it

Oswayo Valley Library To Close At 1 PM Today


Pennsylvania Prepares Response To Winter Storm

Pennsylvania Activates Commonwealth Response Coordination Center for Winter Storm Harper

January 19, 2019
Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) headquarters in Harrisburg activated at 8:00 AM in response to Winter Storm Harper, expected to affect the state today through Monday.

“We are taking an aggressive approach to preparedness for this winter storm and having the CRCC activated ensures all hands are on deck and focused on a coordinated effort to provide help where needed as quickly as possible,” Gov. Wolf said. “First and foremost, I want all Pennsylvanians to be safe. We are doing all we can to help with that.”

The CRCC coordinates the deployment of state agency resources to counties that do not have the capability to respond as needed or have exhausted all available resources at the county level. PEMA liaison officers are ready to report to county emergency operations centers if needed.

The CRCC is staffed with personnel from PEMA and multiple state agencies, including the departments of Transportation, Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection, Fish and Boat Commission, Game Commission, General Services, Health, Public Utility Commission, Military and Veterans Affairs, Health, PA State Police, Human Services, Revenue, and PA Turnpike, as well as the American Red Cross and Civil Air Patrol. Other state agencies are on notice to report if needed.

“Activation of the CRCC is the continuation of the planning process for this storm that started days ago,” said PEMA Acting Director Randy Padfield. “We expect this storm to be a significant one, and conditions could change rapidly. We’ll be closely working with our county and state agency partners to monitor the storm and coordinate any response as needed.”
Governor Wolf signed a state of emergency declaration yesterday to allow for increased assistance with storm-related needs. The commonwealth also imposed speed restrictions and a ban on all commercial traffic, including buses on most interstates and the Pennsylvania Turnpike from noon today through noon Sunday.

State officials urge motorists to use caution during the storm, postpone travel if possible, reduce speeds and be aware of the potential for rapidly changing weather and roadway conditions.
Pennsylvanians are encouraged to monitor state agency social media accounts for the most up-to-date information on any emergency or weather-related situation affecting the state, in addition to any social media accounts for your local emergency management offices.

Find more information on Winter Storm Harper preparedness and roadway restrictions here.

Hebron Union Church services postponed to 4 PM this Sunday

Hebron Union Church services will be postponed this Sunday morning from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

St Paul’s Lutheran cancelling Sunday Services

St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coudersport is cancelling Sunday services due to pending weather concerns and road conditions.

ELDRED FIRST CHURCH OF GOD HAS CANCELLED SERVICES

ELDRED FIRST CHURCH OF GOD HAS CANCELLED SERVICES TOMORROW DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

Drug Investigation Arrest

Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office
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Drug Investigation Arrest

Kill Buck- Following a drug investigation by the Olean Office of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force into the selling of illegal narcotics Karl Robinson (36) of Kill Buck, N.Y., Caylie Layfield (30) of Olean, N.Y., and Tyler Harding (28) of Hamburg, N.Y. were arrested Friday morning, January 18th following a search warrant executed on Windfall Rd in Kill Buck, N.Y. Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team executed the search warrant at the residence. The search resulted in finding packaging, scales, pills, and a quarter ounce of crystal methamphetamine. The above defendants were charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance (‘D’ Felony) and one count of criminally using drug paraphernalia (‘A’ Misdemeanor), with multiple charges pending and further arrests to be made.

The above defendants were arraigned at the Town of Allegany Court and Layfield and Harding remanded to jail held on 5000.00 cash bail, Robinson was remanded to jail with no bail.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Taskforce is comprised of members of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, Salamanca Police Department, Gowanda Police Department, Franklinville Police Department and NYSP. The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force was assisted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Nichols.

West Branch Township Announces Vacancy For Elected Auditor

IU9 Positions Available

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking an Experienced STNA to Join Our Team

Burkhouse On-Site Public Auction Saturday, January 19th On Clermont Road Near Mount Jewett, PA

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Friday, January 18, 2019

PSP Coudersport bust a Meth Lab in Roulette, Investigation is ongoing


Minor injuries for drivers involved in a three vehicle accident


Smethport man uninjured when he hits a parked car


Genesee man victim of Theft


Shinglehouse woman unhurt when her car catches on fire


Potter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes for January 3 meeting


Potter County Commissioners Meeting Agenda for January 17 meeting


Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle will be cancelling church this coming Sunday

Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle

Due to the weather advisory for this coming weekend, we will be cancelling church this coming Sunday.

The National Weather Service has issued the following warning for Potter County: “Snow accumulations of up to 12-15". Travel will be difficult to impossible. Gusty winds on Sunday AM will cause significant blowing and drifting. The PA Department of Transportation strongly encourages motorists to heed travel restrictions and avoid unnecessary travel.”

After careful consideration, we have made a decision to err on the side of caution and cancel for this week. We do not want to put any of God’s people in harm’s way.

Please stay home and enjoy time with your families and with the Lord.

God Bless,
Pastor John

RECALLS

H & T Seafood, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced without Benefit of Import Inspection

H & T Seafood, Inc., the Importer of Record, a Bell, Calif. firm, is recalling approximately 71,435 pounds of imported Siluriformes fish products because the products were not presented for import re-inspection upon entry into the United States.


Custom Made Meals, LLC Recalls Chicken Skewer Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Custom Made Meals, LLC, a Denver, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 7,954 pounds of chicken skewer products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Yolanda R. Jeselnick, 94, of 153 Parade Street, St. Marys, PA, and the Silver Creek Terrace

Yolanda R. Jeselnick

Yolanda R. Jeselnick, 94, of 153 Parade Street, St. Marys, PA, and the Silver Creek Terrace, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.

She was born December 10, 1924, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Leonard “Bucky” and Thelma Lombardo Boland. She was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated as Valedictorian of St. Marys High School, Class of 1940. 

On September 1, 1946, in the Sacred Heart Church, Yolanda married Edward S. Jeselnick, who preceded her in death on April 5, 2001, after 55 years of marriage.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary Jo Ford and her husband James Jr. of Newport, PA, Anne Wildfire and her husband Christopher of Pittsburgh, Julia Kosowski and her husband Ken of Linglestown, PA, and Dona Lewis and her husband Paul of Mechanicsburg, PA; five sons, James Jeselnick and his wife Mary Kay of Chesterton, IN, Fr. Stephen Jeselnick of Colorado Springs, CO, Paul Jeselnick and his partner Andy of Denver, CO, Mark Jeselnick of Pittsburgh, and Gregory Jeselnick and his wife Angela of Camp Hill, PA; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and by a daughter-in-law, Barbara.

In addition to her husband and parents, Yolanda was preceded in death by three sons, Andrew, Thomas, and John Jeselnick; a sister, Eugenia “Jean” Besecker; and by her step mother, Rosie Boland. She was the last member of her immediate family.

As a lifelong member of the Sacred Heart Church, Yolanda was active in the St. Anne’s Society; was an Oblate of St. Benedict; and was a strong patron of the St. Joseph’s Monastery before closing in 2015. In 2011, she was awarded the Bishop’s Commendation for Joyful Service from the Diocese of Erie for her lifelong service to the rural poor and senior citizens.

She was a fierce advocate for Senior Citizens beginning in the early 1970s. While she was an employee of Northern Tier Community Action Agency in Emporium, Yolanda started the first Senior Center, and eventually she would establish 24 Senior Centers in Cameron, Elk, McKean, and Potter counties. In addition, she established the Area Transportation Agency (ATA) for those people isolated and without transportation. 

In 1979, Yolanda accepted the Assistant to the Director of Secretary of State on Aging in Harrisburg. It was here she brought her vision and expertise to advise the Governor’s office and all 541 Senior Centers across the state, and to coordinate these programs with those on the national level.

Yolanda worked at the Elk County Housing Authority, where she obtained grants for the development of modern apartments for seniors with limited income. She would be singularly instrumental in the construction of Elco Glen in St. Marys, Fox Manor in Kersey, and St. Joseph’s Terrace in Weedville.

Yolanda was a member of the St. Marys Historical Society, the Pennsylvania Broadcasting Service of Penn State University, and the Girl Scouts of St. Marys. She served 15 years on the Board of the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital. She was instrumental in initiating the Meals on Wheels program. 

Yolanda treasured her collection of superbly crafted needle point art. In particular, she produced over 36 museum quality Christmas stockings for her family which spanned nearly 20 years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the Rotary Foundation, End Polio Now Campaign, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693.

Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

Several Fire Departments Respond To Morning Structure Fire On Bolivar Drive

Anne A. Cole, 93, of Bradford, PA

Anne A. Cole

Anne A. Cole, 93, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

She was born on October 6, 1925, in Akron, OH , a daughter of the late John and Mary (Pangot) Antypas.

Anne graduated from Buchtel High School in Akron, class of 1944, than attended Kent State University.

She married Clarence P. "Casey" Cole May 23,1948, in Akron, OH,. then moved to Bradford in 1963, when then opened Casey Cole Chevrolet. He preceded her in death on August 15, 1993.

Anne was employed by Emery Travel while living in Bradford and then worked for UCLA as an event coordinator before her retirement.

She enjoyed traveling, going to the movie theater, reading, entertaining her friends with parties, playing golf and dining at the Penn Hills Club, and trying new restaurants.

Anne was a member of the Beta Gamma Soriety while in College, the Women's Literary Guild, the Penn Hills Country Club, the Ladies Auxillary of the Bradford Hospital.

She is survived by one daughter, Maryanne (Mark Lopus) Cole, of Bradford, one son,Tom (Rose) Cole, of Dallas, TX, three grandchildren, Grant, Emily, Casey Cole, and a brother, John Antypas, of Sacramento, CA.

Anne was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Richard P. Cole, and two sisters, Helene Antypas and Ellen Nichols.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg, OH.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Bradford Ecumenical Home, 100 St. Francis Drive, Bradford, PA, 16701

Arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Rev. M. Duane BURDICK, 71, of Harrison Valley, PA

Rev. M. Duane BURDICK

Rev. M. Duane BURDICK, 71, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. 

Born January 19, 1947, in Potter Brook, he was the son of Merrill H. and Louise E. Knight Burdick. On September 13, 1969, in Potter Brook, he married the former Fern Houghtaling, who survives. 

A 1964 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School and a 1968 graduate of Houghton College, he was ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

He served as pastor of Potter Brook People’s Church and the Valley Mission Church in Westfield. He served as a social worker and assistant superintendent of the Northern Tier Children’s Home for many years and as human resources director for Adelphi Village at Northern Tier, retiring in 2009. 

Duane was a member of Gospel Tabernacle in Coudersport and a life member of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company and active in several other local fire service organizations. 

Surviving besides wife, Fern, are: a son, Mark (Kristin) Burdick of Westfield; two grandchildren, Connor Burdick and Markenna Burdick; a sister, Dorothy (Russell) Outman of Westfield; three brothers, Kelly (Mitzi) Burdick of Sabinsville, Kent (Tammy) Burdick of Knoxville, and Kevin (Gina) Burdick of Westfield; an aunt, Phyllis Hancock of Coudersport; nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his parents. Friends may call Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday in the Gospel Tabernacle, Coudersport, PA. The Rev. John Minor will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. 

Memorials may be made to the Gospel Tabernacle, 420 Rte. 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915, Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Co., 112 E. Tannery St., Harrison Valley, PA, or the Northern Tier Children’s Home, 4309 SR 49, Harrison Valley, PA 16927. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Owlett Named to Ag, Game and Fisheries, Health, Commerce Committees

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has been named to four standing committees within the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2019-20 Legislative Session. They are the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Game and Fisheries, Health and Commerce committees.

“I am thrilled at the assignments I have been given and can’t wait to get to work on reviewing and shaping the legislation that comes through these committees,” said Owlett.

Within the legislative process, the committees are where all bills are first sent and reviewed. During the committee process, amendments can be offered, discussion on the bills takes place and sometimes public or informational hearings are held to gather more information on a legislative issue before a vote is taken on whether or not to advance a bill for a vote before the full House.

“I am most excited to have the opportunity to serve on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and the Game and Fisheries Committee. The issues that fall under each of these committees are extremely important to the people of the 68th District,” said Owlett. “Having grown up on a dairy farm, I am naturally attuned to the many struggles of today’s farmers, especially our dairy farmers. And as a hunter, I am interested in how we best manage our state’s animal populations while continuing to attract more folks to the wonderful sports of hunting and fishing.”

Specifically, the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee deals with an array of legislation directly affecting the state’s farmers and farming operations. It also handles issues impacting the timber industry, horse and harness racing regulation, food safety and restaurant inspections, Dog Law enforcement and kennel licensure, the use of pesticides, and the administration of state-funded programs to promote agriculture in Pennsylvania.

The House Game and Fisheries Committee receives and reviews annual performance and status reports from the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. It also approves the setting of license fees that support each commission and addresses all legislation affecting them.

“Serving on the Health Committee will give me the opportunity to be on the ground floor of legislative proposals impacting health care across the Commonwealth,” said Owlett. “Among my top priorities will be addressing the addiction crisis facing our state and ensuring that rural regions, like the Northern Tier, have access to top-notch health care services, physicians and facilities.”

The Health Committee focuses on issues such as abortion, disease management, stem cell research, health savings accounts, hospital-acquired infections, Medical Assistance, patient safety, pharmaceutical issues, telemedicine and much more.

“The Commerce Committee ties in to my dedication to enhance the business climate in Pennsylvania and attract more employers to our state,” said Owlett. “This is yet another new committee to me and I look forward to the challenges it will provide.”

The Commerce Committee is responsible for originating legislation and overseeing implementation of programs which affect Pennsylvania companies. The committee has primary jurisdiction over corporate governance through the business corporation law, as well as regulation of offers of sale and credit through such statutes as the Goods and Services Installment Sales Act, the Unfair Sales Act, and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act.

For more legislative information, check out Owlett’s website at www.RepOwlett.com and sign up for legislative emails providing highlights of district and Harrisburg happenings and upcoming events, or “like” him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RepOwlett.

Rew Dispatched To Vehicle/Deer Crash

At 5:59 PM on Friday, Rew Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt. 46 near the Coleville Road for a vehicle/deer crash.

Friendship man arrested for theft of dog

On January 16, 2019, SP Amity Troopers arrested Zakary S. Cobb, 29, of Friendship, NY for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Coercion, and Aggravated Cruelty to Animals.

Troopers investigating a report of a missing dog revealed a months-long dispute between Cobb and his former employer. Troopers discovered Cobb had taken the dog, which was later found dead, as leverage in a civil matter.

Cobb was arrested and arraigned in Wirt Town Court and released on his own recognizance. He is due to appear in Genesee Town Court later this month.

Pennsylvania man arrested as a fugitive from justice in Bolivar

On January 15, 2019, SP Amity Troopers arrested Jordan M. Woolley, 31, of Shinglehouse, PA for being a fugitive from justice.

Troopers were dispatched to a location on Main Street in the village of Bolivar to attempt to locate Woolley, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Driving Under the Influence in McKean County, PA.

Troopers located Woolley and took him into custody. He was arraigned in Friendship Town Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail pending extradition.