Bradford YMCA

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Howard's Inc, Coudersport, PA

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The Amazing Coudersport Ice Mine

The Amazing Coudersport Ice Mine

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tree Falls on Motorcycle; Operator Found Unresponsive on Kim Hill Road


Roulette Chemical Engine #1


As of 4/20/19 12:51:21 2019-00012474 MVA KIM HILL RD / BURLESON AVE, ROULETTE TWP KIM HILL RD / BURLESON AVE, ROULETTE TWP.

At 12:51 pm today, Station 46 was dispatched for an MVA on Kim Hill Road near Pomeroy Street, reported a dirt bike versus a tree with 1 patient unresponsive. Chief 46 & 46-10 both responded immediately. 46-10 arrived on scene an confirmed with dispatch that there was 1 patient unresponsive with a tree completely blocking the roadway. 

Chief 46 arrived shortly after and established Roulette Command. Squad 46 and Ambulance 46-6 responded to the scene while Engine 46 responded to Buckler's to establish a landing zone. 

Multiple aeromedical services were contacted, but each refused due to weather. 

Upon arrival of the ambulance to the scene, the patient was loaded onto a backboard and transported to UPMC - Cole for treatment. All other 46 units went RTA.

Special thanks to FF. A. Johnson from McKean 3 for assisting us on scene until Roulette EMS personnel arrived.

Respectfully,
J. Fillhart - Chief 46

Falling Tree in Roulette Township Sends Motorcyclist To Trauma Center

Found dog on Eleven Mile Rd in Shinglehouse

Found dog on Eleven Mile Rd in Shinglehouse

"Denver" has been reunited with his owners. :)


Howard W. “Waddy” PHILLIPS, 91, of Potter Brook, Westfield, PA

Howard W. “Waddy” PHILLIPS

Howard W. “Waddy” PHILLIPS, 91, of Potter Brook, Westfield, PA, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

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

Barbara J Hammack, 92 of Morgantown, WV

Barbara J Hammack

Barbara J Hammack, 92 of Morgantown, WV, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Henry, Nebraska, on October 9, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Karl and Violet Moorehouse Kinnamon.

She attended business college in Nebraska and met the love of her life, Harry W. Hammack, during WWII and they were married Feb 1, 1944, in Reno, Nevada. They crossed the U.S. seven times before settling in Morgantown in 1953.

An amazing wife, homemaker and mother, she devoted her life to her family as well as fostered many newborn children until adoption. She was a mother to many and cared for those in her community for years. She served the Lord at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church for many years as a Deaconess and Deaconess Ameritas. She attended Monongah Baptist Church in her later years.

She went to work later in life and was employed at Miller's Wallpaper, WVU Human Resources, and In Touch and Concerned. She was Employee of the Year in 1988 and awarded the State of WV, Exemplary Older Worker, March 17, 1988, as presented by Governor Arch Moore.

She is survived by five children: Judy Gould and husband, Marvin, of Bridgeport, Lora Zirkle and husband, Dale, of Fairmont, William Hammack of Morgantown, Barbara Gunther and husband, Robert, of Park Forest, IL, John Hammack and wife, Andrea, of Emporium, PA. She had 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years and one brother.

Special thanks to Pastor Douglas Miller of Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Pastor David Huckins and friends of Monongah Baptist Church, and staff and special friends at Mapleshire who have supported Barbara and the family.

Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street, Morgantown, on Monday, April 22nd from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 23rd from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Huckins and Pastor Douglas Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Food Pantry, 308 Elmhurst Street, Morgantown, WV 26505.

Send condolences online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com

Special Weather Statement

EXPIRED

Smethport, Port Allegany & Norwich Dispatched To Automatic Fire Alarm

At 4:44 PM on Saturday, Smethport, Port Allegany & Norwich have been dispatched to an automatic alarm at a warehouse on Magnetic Avenue.
Port Allegany & Norwich to hold in quarters.
Smethport units hold in quarters.
 

Roulette Dispatched To Kim Hill Road for a Dirt Bike Accident

At 12:50 PM on Saturday, Roulette Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Kim Hill Road near Pomeroy Street for a dirt bike accident with an unresponsive patient.
A helicopter has been requested airborne if available. 
Helicopters unavailable due to weather. Transporting to UPMC Cole.

Wellsville Dispatched For Possible Structure Fire

At 10:39 AM on Saturday, Wellsville Fire Dept. has been dispatched for a possible structure fire at 80 South Main Street.
10:45 AM--REPORTS NO FIRE.

Roulette Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20th at 11 AM

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Sweden Twp Township

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Sweden Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-04-15 00:00:00 to JKLM ENERGY LLC for site SWEDEN VALLEY 108-7V in Sweden Twp township, Potter county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-04-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Coudersport Ambulance to Sweden Valley Manor

At 9:30 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a man to go to UPMC Cole.

UPMC Cole Seeking Registered Nurse In Home Health & Hospice Department


GWS Seeking Traffic Control Guards in the Smethport, PA Area

www.gaswellsecurity.com

Coudersport Area School District seeking a Custodian


REV Hoopes Trucking Now Hiring Experienced Equipment Operators At Roulette Debarking Operation

Estate Sale TODAY on Wilcox Road a Few Miles From Clermont



DO NOT! Use GPS for the sale in Clermont on the Wilcox Road, it will take you to Johnsonburg. From Route 6 West of Smethport turn onto Route 146 to Clermont, at the T turn right towards Wilcox on the Wilcox Road. From Wilcox on Route 219, take the Wilcox Road towards Clermont. You will see the house that is right along the road. See our post from this past Monday for more sale detail, we posted a map in the comments. Thank you and hope to see you there!

RN's, LPN's, CNA's & DCW's Needed in Bradford, Coudersport, Emporium, Kane, Port Allegany, Rew, Sheffield, St. Marys, Sugar Grove, Ulysses, Wellsboro & Warren

Kubota $0 Down, 0 % APR for 60 Months At Howard's In Coudersport, PA

www.howardsinc.net

Friends of NRA Annual Fundraiser April 27th At Coudersport Consistory

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service & Breakfast at 6 AM in Roulette

2 Week Spring Special To Play Golf At Coudersport Golf Club

Massive Coin Auction Sat., April 27, Daniel A. Carter Auctions Inc., Allegany NY.

www.carterauctions.com

Carlson Dental Associates Seeking Full Time Receptionist/Secretary

Friday, April 19, 2019

Motorists Advised to be Alert for Flooded Roads in North Central PA

Montoursville, PA – Due to heavy rain moving through the region, PennDOT is advising motorists that they may encounter flooded or debris-covered roads tonight and tomorrow morning in north central Pennsylvania.
Motorists should be alert and watch for standing water on roads throughout the area. They should never attempt to drive through flooded roadways.

Area of 747 Plank Road Hollow Tree down blocking both lanes

Cameron County Fire Wire
11 mins ·

Cameron 14
Area of 747 Plank Road Hollow
Tree down blocking both lanes

Flooding Occurring In Tioga County Locations

At 9:00 PM on Friday, Several Fire Depts. have been activated  for flooding in Tioga County.

Roulette Ambulance To Fishing Creek Road

At 9:05 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance to 1400 block of Fishing Creek Road for a patient with chest pains.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Crash

At 8:58 PM on Friday, Wellsboro Dispatched to 967 Charleston Road for a one vehicle crash off the roadway.

...Flash Flooding possible through Saturday morning.

...Flash Flooding possible through Saturday morning.

Northern Clinton-Northern Centre-Southern Centre-Huntingdon-
Mifflin-Juniata-Fulton-Franklin-Tioga-Northern Lycoming-Sullivan-
Southern Clinton-Southern Lycoming-Union-Snyder-Montour-
Northumberland-Columbia-Perry-Dauphin-Schuylkill-Lebanon-
Cumberland-Adams-York-Lancaster-
Including the cities of Renovo, Philipsburg, State College,
Huntingdon, Mount Union, Lewistown, Mifflintown, McConnellsburg,
Chambersburg, Mansfield, Wellsboro, Trout Run, Laporte,
Lock Haven, Williamsport, Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Danville,
Sunbury, Shamokin, Bloomsburg, Berwick, Newport, Harrisburg,
Hershey, Pottsville, Lebanon, Carlisle, Gettysburg, York,
and Lancaster
532 PM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of central Pennsylvania, including the following
areas, Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton,
Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montour,
Northern Centre, Northern Clinton, Northern Lycoming,
Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, Southern Centre,
Southern Clinton, Southern Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, Union,
and York.

* Through Saturday morning

* A slow moving cold front interacting with a plume of deep
tropical moisture will bring the potential for numerous heavy
showers and thunderstorms, some of which could cause localized
flash flooding where persistent training of the heavy rain
occurs.

* Flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas is likely, as
well as along some of the regional streams and creeks.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means there is a potential for Flash Flooding
based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Review flood safety and preparedness information at
weather.gov/safety/flood.

Flood Advisory issued April 19 at 8:36PM EDT by NWS Binghamton

Flood Advisory issued April 19 at 8:36PM EDT by NWS Binghamton

DESCRIPTION: The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a
* Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in Poor Drainage Areas for...
Southwestern Seneca County in central New York...
Schuyler County in central New York...
Yates County in central New York...
Steuben County in central New York...
* Until 1130 PM EDT.
* At 833 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated areas of heavy rain that
will cause minor flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will
result in minor flooding in the advisory area.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Corning, Bath, Penn Yan, Hector, Starkey, Campbell, Benton, Urbana,
Caton and Lindley.
Rain gauges and radar rainfall estimates indicated areas of 1 to 1.5
inches had already fallen over the southern parts of Steuben county.
More rain is moving north from Pennsylvania and an additional inch
of rain is likely in the next few hours.

INSTRUCTIONS: Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

PSP Emporium arrest 21 year old for DUI


Woman steals from Mansfield Wal-Mart two separate times


Canisteo, NY driver uninjured, facing charges for DUI accident


PSP Mansfield investigating an incident of Criminal Mischief


Blossburg woman charged for stealing from Mansfield Wal-Mart


Teen facing charges after an altercation at her residence


Free Reading and Discussion Group Continues; “Red Tails in Love” slated for Canaseraga on Thursday, April 25

Join the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County for "PLACE & STORY,” a reading and discussion series developed and sponsored in part by Humanities New York.

“PLACE & STORY” will take place over five Thursday evenings this spring from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at different locations around Allegany County. This week's program will take place at the Marjorie Dieter Mastin Historical Society at 9 Pratt St. in Canaseraga beginning at 6:00 p.m. Participants read books in advance then come together for a facilitated discussion, delving into the themes of Americans’ relationships to wildlife and the environment, from New York City to the Western wilderness.

Our third book in the series is "Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park" by Marie Winn

The scene of this enchanting (and true) story is the Ramble, an unknown wilderness deep in the heart of New York’s fabled Central Park. There an odd and amiable band of nature lovers devote themselves to observing and protecting the park’s rich wildlife.

When a pair of red-tailed hawks builds a nest atop a Fifth Avenue apartment house across the street from the model-boat pond, Marie Winn and her fellow "Regulars" are soon transformed into obsessed hawk watchers. The hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking saga of Pale Male and his mate as they struggle to raise a family in their unprecedented nest site, and the affectionate portrait of the humans who fall under their spell will delight and inspire readers for years to come.

“PLACE & STORY” will be facilitated by Emma Percy, an eco-artist and visiting professor at Alfred University who states, “Reflecting on the ecology of a place in my (artistic) material and content choices is a way of recognizing and honoring my ongoing relationship with that environment.”

Participants are invited to read and take part in the discussion of these additional texts:

• Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner -- May 9 -- Fassett Greenspace 55 Main St., Wellsville
• An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas by Diane Wilson -- May 23 -- Bolivar Free Library, 390 Main St., Bolivar

The program is free and open to the public. Fifteen copies of each book are available for participants to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis, so pre-registration is required. For more information about the series dates, locations, and acquiring books in advance, email contactusccac@gmail.com or phone/text 585-466-4474.

MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK AND THE AUTHOR:

Marie Winn wrote a column on nature and bird watching for the Wall Street Journal for twelve years. Among her previous books are The Plug-In Drug: Television, Children & the Family (twenty-fifth anniversary edition 2003), and Children Without Childhood. Married to the filmmaker and palindromist Allan Miller, she spends part of every day in Central Park.

PRAISE:

“Enchanting.” —The New York Review of Books

“An amazing drama, as good as any soap opera and all the more remarkable since it is a true wildlife story.” — Birding

“A sublime lesson in adaptability, hope, and wild-bred devotion. It’ll make you look to the skies, no matter where you live.” —Carl Hiaasen, Mirabella

“Astonishing. . . . If you don’t believe that the Central Park of Stuart Little has always existed, read this book and open your eyes.” —Mary Tyler Moore

“Engaging . . . Dr. Zhivago with feathers. . . . That such simple pleasures can be savored today, in the heart of frantic New York City, is a bit of a miracle.” —The Boston Globe

“‘Give your heart to the hawks,’ the poet Robinson Jeffers wrote. Marie Winn certainly has, and so will readers of this delightful book.” —The New York Times Book Review

This program is presented by Concerned Citizens of Allegany County, Sponsored in part by a Humanities New York Visit/Action Grant. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sunoco Provides Notice of Intent to Restart Mariner East 1 Pipeline; Additional Safety Steps to be Taken Related to Mariner Pipelines

The Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E) – the independent investigation and enforcement bureau of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) – today received notice from Sunoco Pipeline LP, a/k/a Energy Transfer Partners (SPLP or Sunoco), of Sunoco’s intent to restart the Mariner East 1 (ME1) pipeline. Sunoco will also take a series of additional steps to address safety concerns regarding the Mariner East Pipelines.

Read More Here

Open Arms planning Easter services in Port Allegany

Open Arms Church Port Allegany will host its Easter service Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at 105 Smith Ave.

The service is a continuation of its “Making A Messiah” series where Jesus Christ’s claims are put on trial.

“The series has been powerful,” said Pastor Mike McAvoy. “The response has been incredible as people are seeing what Jesus actually claimed, to be divine and exclusively the way to eternal life, and the facts of what He did to prove and live up to these claims as witnessed by multitudes both friends and enemies.”

The Easter service will include the final piece of evidence on which the whole of Christianity stands or falls, and the attendees as the jury will decide the case for themselves, he said.

“Either Jesus is who He claimed and everything He said is true, or He is a liar or lunatic and none of it is true,” McAvoy said. “For truth seekers there really are no other options, and we must all decide our response to the facts and truth of this case. There really is no more important issue to get settled as we will all be spending far more time beyond this world than we will in it.”

For more information about Open Arms, see http://oacevents.com.

Teresa Lynn Albaugh, 59, of Warren, PA

Teresa Lynn Albaugh

Teresa Lynn Albaugh, 59, of Warren, PA, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at her home following a brief illness. Born on May 8, 1959 in Warren, PA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth Elaine Beers Fileger.

Teresa was a 1977 graduate of Warren Area High School. She had worked as a caregiver and had also worked at Loranger’s and Osram Sylvania. Along with her husband, Teresa owned and operated Car-Go Auto Parts in N. Warren. Teresa loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was always busy and was a very generous and giving person. She had a love for animals.

Teresa is survived by her 2 daughters – Kelly Pytlarz and her husband, Jon, of Youngsville, PA, and Kristie Morse and her husband, Bob, of Clarendon, PA; 3 grandchildren – Dylan, Samuel and Lucas Sorensen; 2 step-grandchildren – Robbie (Carissa) Morse, and Destiny Morse; 3 great-grandchildren – Lila and Raven Morse, and Paisley Isenberg; 4 sisters – Jeanette Wagner of Clarendon, PA, Roberta Garcia of Tampa, FL, Autumn Winger of Warren, PA, and Tammy Peters of Warren, PA; 3 brothers – Arthur Fileger, Jr. of Tamps, FL, Robert Kilgore of Sheffield, PA, and Aaric (Heather) Fileger of Clarendon, PA; and many nieces and nephews, including Natalie Wagner, who Teresa had a special bond. 

In addition to her parents, Teresa was preceded in death by a sister – Deborah Campbell, and a brother – Aaron Fileger. 

Friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA. A funeral and committal service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Dorothy Hilliard, Chaplain with Hospice of Warren County, officiating. 

Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through the Hospice of Warren County 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365, New Leash on Life_________________. 

Teresa’s family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Warren County and the Warren Cancer Center for all their help and support. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Updated: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP and Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is expanding its recall for Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and Losartan Potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP, to theconsumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited.

The Recall is expanded to include an additional 36 lots of Losartan potassium Tablets USP and 68 lots of Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP

The impurity detected in the API is N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA). Torrent is only recalling lots of losartan-containing products that contain N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA) above the acceptable daily intake levels released by the FDA.

FIREWOOD PERMITS AT SIZERVILLE STATE PARK

EMPORIUM: Sizerville State Park currently has firewood permits available for sale. These permits are for dead and downed white ash trees on a portion of the snowmobile trail between E Cowley Run and Crooked Run Roads. 

Each permit is good for one cord of firewood for personal use only and will be valid from April 22 – May 24, 2019. Permits can be purchased at the park office M-F, 8AM to 4PM. Please contact the park office for additional information.

‘Sleepout’ event supports fight against homelessness

DuBOIS – A group of Penn State DuBois students recently completed a social change project, “Sleepout for Homelessness,” aimed at raising awareness of the homeless epidemic by spending a night outside and experiencing what people who are homeless feel every day. The six students set up for the evening in front of campus, along State Route 255, where they constructed shelters out of cardboard boxes and tarps. They collected donations for the National Coalition of the Homeless as well as the Haven House shelter in DuBois. They netted $200 for those organizations between onsite collection and online donations.

The project was completed for a course on campus in which students learn about societal issues, what programs and services currently look like, and what individuals can do to help others in need. Students in the same course also took an Alternative Spring Break trip to Washington DC this year where they spent their break helping people who are homeless or living in impoverished conditions. They volunteered to prepare and distribute food, hygiene supplies and clothing, and completed other service work in shelters. Lecturer in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Marly Doty led students on the DC trip and joined them for the sleepout event as well.

“There were a lot of lessons learned outside Friday night. We all got tired very quickly and many of us slept only a couple hours at the time because of the traffic or being fearful that someone would cause harm or take something,” Doty said. “It’s unfathomable to imagine what that would be like day in and day out. We are all very grateful to have a warm place and home to go back to. Our night ended by going home, for many people experiencing homelessness their day would begin by trying to find food.”

Students were quick to recognize those lessons in what became a hands-on learning experience, as well as an awareness event. HDFS student Keeley Chiodo said, “Participating in the Sleepout for Homelessness was such an eye-opener. We got to feel the humiliation of being stared at, being ignored, and being unable to sleep peacefully at night. We definitely take what we have for granted and I am going to look at life a lot differently after this experience, and the experience in DC as a whole.”

Jamie Turner, a business student, said they experienced a spectrum of interactions with people during the night. She said, “I really enjoyed the experience at the sleep out. We had a nice couple bring us water and a tarp, it was nice to see people care. We asked people for money which was not easy to do, and most people drove past us like we were invisible. I couldn't sleep because all I could think about was someone trying to steal our stuff or messing with our houses. I can't imagine having to live like this every day, it is not an easy life to live. This experience makes me want to act more towards ending homelessness, no body deserves to sleep outside like we did for only one night.”

HDFS student Daulton Helo agreed that more action needs to be taken to combat these social ills, saying, “As we were sleeping outside Friday night, cars kept passing by and honking acknowledging us. I'm sure they were thinking all these people are doing a wonderful thing sleeping outside and spreading awareness about homelessness, but honking your horn and acknowledging us doesn't fix anything.

Students constructed makeshift shelters from carboard boxes and tarps during the Sleepout for Homelessness in front of campus, along route 255.

Psyanky egg decorating At The Roulette Library.

Mary Felker taught the art of Psyanky egg decorating recently at the library. Patterns were drawn on the egg with hot wax which protects the covered area from the dye. Mary shared many fond memories of this annual family tradition. For the rest of us, we appreciated the opportunity to create this treasure for the first time. Pictures were submitted by Halie Kines from the Potter Leader-Enterprise and Mary Felker.





Median Cable Guide Rail Project on Route 15 in Tioga County Next Week

Montoursville, PA – A PennDOT contractor will work next week on a median cable guide rail project on Route 15 in Tioga County.

The contractor, Morgan Rail Inc., will install median cable guide rail on Route 15 northbound and southbound from Mansfield to the New York state line. This moving operation will require left lane closures at work locations.

Minor delays are expected. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

This work, which is part of $ 1.6 million project at multiple locations in north central Pennsylvania, is expected to be completed in September.

Delineator Project Continues Next Week in North Central PA

Montoursville, PA – A PennDOT delineator project continues next week in north central Pennsylvania with work in Columbia and Lycoming counties.

The contractor will install ground mounted and guide rail mounted delineators on Interstate 80 eastbound and westbound in Columbia County, and Interstate 180 westbound and east bound and Route 15 northbound and southbound in Lycoming County.

This project is a moving operation with alternating lane restrictions.

Motorists should be alert, drive with caution and watch for slow-moving vehicles.

KAHLE RECEIVES PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR STAFF EXCELLENCE

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford honored Richard Kahle, facilities director of the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center, during Honors Convocation on Friday.

Kahle received the President’s Award for Staff Excellence from Lawrence Feick, interim president.

“Rich is one of those unsung heroes whose work might be easy to overlook because everything he touches goes smoothly,” Feick said. “We are so pleased to honor him in this way and to shed a little bit of light on all of the behind-the-scenes work he does in one of the most visible buildings on our campus. When I think of Rich, I think of his consistent professionalism and excellence.”

Kahle’s supervisor, Athletic Director Bret Butler, nominated him for the award.

Butler explained that Kahle handles not only the details of setting up, running and tearing down athletic events in the Sport and Fitness Center, but also commencement, admissions programs, summer camps, Midnight Madness, Big 30 events, and non-university programs such as the annual Senior Expo and the recent veterans benefits fair.

Additionally, he does the same for events held at the Kessel Athletic Complex and for numerous fun runs, trail walks or tailgate events that happen at the university, including several statewide Little League tournaments.

“His positive fingerprints are on every home athletic event and every requested event in the Sport and Fitness Center and Kessel Athletic Complex,” Butler said.

“He’s the first to arrive and the last to leave. Not to mention his mechanical abilities – he saves our facilities management department many hours with his mechanical knowledge and abilities.”

Head tennis coach Susan Schenfield works frequently with Kahle. “Always in the forefront of his mind are the department’s and university’s vision, values and goals. With his ability to think outside the box, he comes up with innovative solutions that create a more positive and productive place to work.”

Kahle and his wife, Mariann, live in Bradford. Their daughter Lauryn is an athletic training student at Pitt-Bradford, and their daughter Laney is a student at Bradford Area High School.

Golda J. McCracken, 94, of Portersville, PA

Golda J. McCracken

Golda J. McCracken, 94, of Portersville, PA, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at Concordia Lutheran Ministries of the Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot, PA.

Golda was born on March 7, 1925, in Ulysses, the daughter of the late Harry and Eleanor (Mitchell) Woodcock. She was the wife of Arnold McCracken, who preceded her in death on July 11, 2001.

Golda attended Robert Wesleyan and Houghton College in New York State where she studied to be a teacher for students with learning disabilities. 

In 1947 she moved to Oakdale Kentucky. While in Kentucky she meet Arnold McCracken and they married in 1952. In 1964, after 17 years and 7 different homes in Kentucky, her family moved to Portersville, PA where she taught at the Portersville Christian School. 

She was born and raised in Potter County. She was a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and a life member of the God’s Country Free Ministry, Coudersport.

Golda is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Melvin L. McCracken of Portersville; Wesley R. and Marlene McCracken of Slippery Rock; a daughter and son-in-law, Esther E. and Sam Evans of Ft. Worth, TX; grandchildren, Rodney N. McCracken and his companion Carol and Renee’ A. and her husband Jim McDevitt and a long time special friend, Heidi Moore.

In addition to her parents and husband, Golda was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Woodcock.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation Friday, April 19, 2019 from 4-7:00 pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport, and Saturday from 10-11:00 am at the God’s Country Free Ministry, 1237 E. 2nd St., Coudersport where the funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Peter Tremblay and her nephew, Rodney McCracken, officiating. Burial will follow in the Raymond Corners Cemetery, Allegany Township.

To share your fondest memories of Golda or to sign her guestbook, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com

Easter Services At North Eulalia Baptist Church in Coudersport, PA


Roulette Hill Cemetery Annual Clean Up Day

Roulette Hill Cemetery
will hold Annual Clean Up Day
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm.

Meet at the top of the hill.
Supplies will be provided.

Rain date: Thursday, April 25 6:00pm

Stanley E. Cornelius Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Stanley E. Cornelius Memorial Services

Port Allegany-Visitation and memorial services for Stanley E. Cornelius who died on April 10, 2019 will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5-6 pm in the First Baptist Church, Main and Grace, Port Allegany with services starting at 6pm.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany, PA.

Elk County Democratic April Meeting

The Elk County Democratic Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday April 24th at 6:30pm at the Elks Lodge #437 located at 33 Lafayette Street in St. Marys, PA. 

The meeting is open to all area Democrats and currently elected and appointed precinct committee members are requested to attend. The Committee will be discussing the upcoming 2019 primary as well as activities planned for the spring and summer. 

All Democratic candidates for local, county and school director level positions are welcome to attend the meeting, address the attendees and learn about the resources available from the Committee to assist their campaigns. For additional information on the meeting or the Committee, e-mail chair@elkdems.com.

S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library Closing Early: On Saturday

Closing Early: On Saturday April 20 the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library will be open from 9-1pm.

Hinsdale & Ischua Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 446

At 11:34 AM on Friday, Hinsdale & Ischua Fire Dept. & Olean 10 dispatched to a tractor-trailer vs pickup truck accident at West Shore Road & Rt. 446.

Safety Probe Involving Berks County Petroleum Pipeline Concludes

HARRISBURG – Following an extensive investigation concerning a petroleum pipeline located in Berks County, the Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement (I&E) has concluded that there is no evidence of a pipeline leak.

Safety engineers from I&E, the independent investigation and enforcement bureau of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), were initially mobilized on March 17, 2019, to investigate a strong gasoline odor in South Heidelberg Township, Berks County. That location is along the right-of-way of Sunoco pipeline line No. 12001, used to transport petroleum products from a terminal near Reading to points in northern Pennsylvania and New York state.


While I&E discovered no evidence of a recent pipeline leak, the bureau remains in communication with Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding the results of soil testing at the site.

Fr. James C. Campbell Good Friday Message

As we prayerfully reflect upon the passion, death, and crucifixion of Our Lord, we come to see that the suffering, the pain, and the bitter agony of Our Lord Jesus Christ is not only a gory, gruesome, bloody and vivid reminder of the grave, devastating, lethal, and utterly vile effects of sin. The crucifixion is also a beautiful portrait of self-abandonment, self-sacrifice, and surrender. In a word, the cross is a testimony of God’s age-old love. 

Here at the cross we come to know what true love is, what it looks like, we come to know its attributes, its qualities, and its characteristics. “Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, and it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never fails” (1Cor 13:4-8). 

The crucifixion is an illuminating depiction of God’s infinite love, a contemplative vision of divine intimacy, a piercing and penetrating visualization and revelation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ! On the cross Jesus literally opens His heart for us. Scripture says: “one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately blood and water gushed out” (Jn 19:34).

The passion, death, and crucifixion of Jesus reveal the breadth and length and height and depth, of God’s love. "A love that surpasses knowledge and all comprehension" (Eph 3:19) and yet it is captured here in the image of the cross, in the person of Jesus Christ, in the suffering of the Servant of God, in the sacrifice of the Lamb.

If you want to know how much God loves you look at the crucifix. It is proof positive of God’s unfathomable love. “For Christ while we were still helpless, died at the appointed time for the ungodly. Indeed only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us” (Rom 5:8).

In his encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, Pope Benedict XVI says that “Jesus’ death on the cross is the culmination of that turning of God against himself in which he gives himself in order to raise man up and to save him. This is love in its most radical form!” On the cross God mysteriously and gratuitously lavishes his love upon us. 

And this is the point I’m driving home – beyond the reality of sin, beyond its gravity and its effects, beyond the imitation of Christ, beyond the moral imperative of the Gospel and all that the cross demands of us, the cross is first and foremost a revelation and manifestation of God’s tremendous, extraordinary, incredible and inconceivable love.

The cross is a whisper uttered in the hour of darkness – a darkness so dense that it eclipsed the sun. It is an expression of solidarity and accompaniment in the loneliness of abandonment. It is a word of forgiveness spoken in the heat of betrayal. It is a communication of peace in the midst of violence, hatred, envy, war, and injustice. It is a calming note amidst the cacophony of noise spewing from the blood thirsty mob calling for Christ’s death and crucifixion. It is a reassuring presence and a sure shelter amidst the storm tossed waters of life and the scandal, chaos, and uncertainties that plague the Church and threaten to rob her children of their God-given supernatural faith. 

The cross is a message of hope in despair, and truth in the midst of lies, false accusations, and the complete and utter, mass confusion that corrodes and eats away at the very soul of mankind, of cultures, and of nations. The cross is the voice of God and the word spoken is Jesus Christ. Jesus is the word spoken by God on the cross and that word is a word of consolation, that word it is a word of peace, that word is a word of mercy, compassion, and selfless, self-emptying, sacrificial love – a love so real, so tangible, so strong and powerful that St. Paul asks: 

“What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 8:35-39).

“Behold the Pierced One” (Zach 12:10). “Put your finger here into the nail marks. Place your hand into my side and no longer be unbelieving Thomas, but believe” (Jn 20:27). “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son so that whoever believes in him might not die but might have eternal life” (Jn 3:16).

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer



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Thursday, April 18, 2019 The latest news from the State Capitol

Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child


I had a great time reading Barnyard Banter to the kids at the McKean County Family Center this morning as part of the “One Book, Every Young Child” early literacy initiative.
 

Ag Committee OKs My Bill to Aid Dairy Farmers, Milk Haulers

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View my comments urging members to support House Bill 915 at Wednesday’s committee meeting.

The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, which I chair, has approved my legislation that would exempt milk trucks from weather-related commercial vehicle travel bans.

While I understand the public safety concerns that may prompt officials to impose a travel ban on commercial vehicles, it causes a major problem for our dairy farmers. Cows simply don’t have an “off switch,” and their milking schedules cannot be changed to comply with weather and travel conditions.

So, the administration’s suggestion that dairy farmers need to “change their business model” is simply not an option.

My bill, as amended in committee, will require milk haulers who wish to be exempt from future travel bans to obtain and display a decal from the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board on their vehicle.

Read more about the bill here.
 

Ag Committee Talks Dairy with PA Milk Marketing Board

In light of the ongoing challenges facing the state’s dairy industry, I called a public hearing of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Wednesday to hear from members of the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB).

Over the last year, the board has embarked on an effort to educate farmers and others about its role and to better assess and respond to issues and concerns raised by the state’s dairy farmers.

The board members – Chairman Robert Barley, Dr. Carol A Hardbarger and James Van Blarcom – shared with committee members what they learned during a series of listening sessions held between last September and early February, as well as the results of a survey they conducted. Two of the main issues raised include minimum pricing, as many farmers feel it benefits processors and retailers more than it benefits farmers; and the over order premium (OOP) and whether it is being properly remitted to the state’s dairy farmers. OOP is a premium applied at retail to the sale of milk produced, processed and sold in Pennsylvania. It is intended to support the state’s dairy farmers; however, Barley acknowledged that as much as one-third of the OOP is not making it back to farmers.

Another common issue raised during the sessions was about the sale of milk products in schools, which until recently was limited by federal policy to only skim milk. In late August, new federal guidelines allowed school districts to offer 1% flavored milk to students.

As a result of their discussions, the board indicated they are working to continue improving communications with farmers to further educate about the board’s role, which is not limited to pricing functions, but includes others such as auditing and payment security. They are also examining pricing systems in other states and reviewing potential solutions related to the remittance of over order premiums. In fact, the board has scheduled a hearing for May 1 on a proposed amendment to their regulations to require cooperatives to provide a line item on member statements showing the amount of over order premium being paid.

To watch the hearing in its entirety, click here.

To learn more about the PMMB, visit www.mmb.pa.gov.
 

Outreach Hours Set for May 2

To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, May 2:
  • 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

Working to ensure area veterans receive the services and support they need, Melissa Davis of the American Legion will be available at each of my local offices in May. The schedule is as follows:
  • Coudersport: Thursday, May 2, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Coudersport office is located at 107 S. Main St. Please call 814-274-9769 to schedule an appointment.
  • Kane: Monday, May 6, from 1-4 p.m. The Kane office is located at 55 Fraley St. Please call 814-837-0880 to schedule an appointment.
  • Bradford: Monday, May 13, from 1-4 p.m. The Bradford office is located at 78 Main St., first floor. Please call 814-362-4400 to schedule an appointment.
Davis will offer veterans assistance with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. You need not be a member of the American Legion to participate.
 

April is ‘Donate Life Month’

April is “Donate Life Month” in Pennsylvania, and if you are not currently an organ donor, you may want to consider signing up as one.

In our Commonwealth, about 8,000 people are on the organ donation waiting list and, on average, every 18 hours one of them will die waiting for the call that never comes.

The encouraging news is that more people are making the decision to “donate life.” About 4.7 million Pennsylvanians have said yes to organ and tissue donation by adding the donor designation on their driver’s license. More than 138 million Americans are registered donors.

In addition, Pennsylvania driver’s license and ID card holders can support organ donation programs with a voluntary donation of $3 at the time of application or renewal. To date, nearly $14 million has been generously donated to the fund.

More information is available at donatelifepa.org.
 

Happy Easter


Wishing you and your family a joyous Easter Day!