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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Recalls

Pero Family Farms Food Co. Issues Alert on Undeclared Egg and Milk Allergens in Zucchini Trays

Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC has initiated a voluntary product recall of its 11oz “Zucchini Spiral Pesto Side Dish Kit” with run number code 1196272F; Use By date of 03/20/2020 due to a product mislabeling which did not declare the allergens of egg and milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

This product was processed by Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC and distributed under the Pero Family Farms Label in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. It is packaged in a flexible clear plastic container with labeling on the top and bottom. The product run number code and use by date can be found on the front bottom right hand corner of the package.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. Consumers who may have purchased this product are urged to return the product back to the place of purchase for a full refund or discard this product.

Should you have any further questions regarding the contents of this communication, please contact Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC at 561-498-5771 from (8 am-5pm M-F EST) and ask to speak with The Recall Specialist.

Citizens Financial Services, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

The Board of Directors of Citizens Financial Services, Inc. (OTCPink: CZFS), the bank holding company for First Citizens Community Bank, recently declared a cash dividend for its shareholders.

The cash dividend of $0.455 per share plus a $.10 special cash dividend per share is payable on March 27, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 13, 2020. This quarterly cash dividend is an increase of 25.95% over the regular cash dividend of $0.441 per share one year ago, as adjusted for the 1% stock dividend declared in June 2019.

“As we move into new markets and continue to expand in our existing markets, we understand the importance of rewarding our existing shareholders, while maintaining sufficient capital for expansion,” commented Randall E. Black, CEO & President. “Our financial results have allowed us to consistently pay an attractive cash dividend while expanding into new markets.”

Citizens Financial Services, Inc. is a $1.46 billion bank holding company conducting business through First Citizens Community Bank. First Citizens Community Bank operates 27 offices in Pennsylvania and New York.

For further information regarding the common stock of Citizens Financial Services, Inc., please contact any of the following firms: Automated Trading Desk, 866-283-2831; Boenning & Scattergood, Inc., 800842-8928; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., 800-342-5529; Monroe Securities Inc., 800-766-5560; Pershing LLC, 201-413-2700; RBC Capital Markets Corp., 800-959-5951; Sandler O’ Neill & Partners, 212-466-8020; Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., 973-549-4200; UBS Securities, LLC, 203-719-8710.

February 2020 Galeton Weather Report

February 2020 was a milder February than normal. The month started out mild with readings in the 40's and 50's. It then turned cold with snow. I noted also that it was a nasty few days with ice and heavy fog. Then we had a cold snap with 8 below zero on the 15th. This was the coldest of the year. Then the temperature climbed in to the 30's. Then there were a few cold days with sunny clear skies and a reading of 4 above on the 21st. Beautiful sunny days then showed up with readings in the 40's and 50's and on the 25th it hit 57 degrees. Then again things turned around with a very cold westerly wind and lake effect snow flurries and squalls.

For the month we received 3.49" of rain and melted snow . The snowfall recorded was 13.8". Last year the moisture was 2.3" with 10.6" of snow. We noted 18 days with 1" or more of snow on the ground and 8 days with just a trace. I reported 5 foggy mornings and two mornings with a glaze of ice.

Spring arrives in 21 days.


Henry W. Lush
National Weather Service Observer

PennDOT Implements Additional Operational Changes in Response to COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is implementing the following operational changes in response to Governor Wolf’s mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19.

All Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers in Bucks and Chester counties will be closed for two weeks effective close of business on Saturday, March 14:
Bensalem Driver/Photo License Center, 4201 Neshaminy Blvd., Bensalem;
Dublin Driver/Photo License Center, Dublin Village Plaza, 161 N. Main St., Dublin;
Langhorne Photo License Center, AAA Mid-Atlantic, 516 N. Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne;
Malvern Driver/Photo License Center, Lincoln Court Shopping Center, 225 Lancaster Ave., Malvern; and
Oxford Photo License Center, Wiggins Auto Tags, 310 Limestone Road, Oxford. 

These closures are in addition to those announced in Montgomery and Delaware counties.

Additionally, expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, and safety and emission inspections will be extended for residents of Bucks and Chester counties:
Driver licenses and photo ID cards for Bucks and Chester County residents that have an expiration date for driver licenses and identification cards scheduled to expire on or before March 31, 2020, the expiration date is now extended until April 30, 2020.

Vehicle registrations, safety inspections and emissions inspections for residents of Bucks and Chester counties scheduled to expire from March 15 to March 31, 2020, the expiration date is now extended until April 30, 2020.

These extensions are in addition to those announced in Montgomery and Delaware counties.

Additionally, out of an abundance of caution and to help control the number of customers in its facilities, PennDOT is suspending the issuance of REAL ID driver licenses and photo ID cards at all PennDOT Driver License Centers in the following counties until no sooner than March 28:
· Montgomery County;
· Philadelphia County;
· Chester County;
· Delaware County;
· Berks County;
· Bucks County;
· Lancaster County; and
· Lehigh County.
With the exception of Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester counties, customers will be able to obtain all other services at these locations.

All PennDOT rest areas and welcome centers in Bucks and Chester counties will be closed to the public effective 12:01 AM Sunday, March 15. These rest area and welcome center closures are in addition to those previously announced in Montgomery and Chester counties.

The Engineering District 6 office in King of Prussia is closed, as well as the Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester County Maintenance Offices. Additionally, construction projects have been suspended in these counties until further notice. 

Public transportation and rail services have also been adjusted. Please check with SEPTA’s website and Amtrak’s website for up-do-date information.

As a reminder, customers may complete various transactions and access multiple resources via the Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov. Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

More COVID-19 information is available at www.health.pa.gov. For more information, visit www.dmv.pa.gov or www.PennDOT.gov.

Church Services Canceled For Tomorrow At The Coudersport United Presbyterian Church

A message from Pastors Warren Cederholm and Don Caskey from the Coudersport United Presbyterian Church:
"After much deliberation we have decided to cancel the worship service of Sunday, March 15, due to health concerns related to the Coronavirus. We’ll make the decision for future Sundays on a week-to-week basis. Thank you for all your understanding and support."

Charges Pending For Dui In Bradford TWP.


Man Cited For Harassment In Eldred TWP.


Investigation Of Animal Cruelty In Hamlin TWP.


Individual Arrested For An Active Warrant In Hamlin TWP.


Theft Of A Motor Vehicle In Hamlin TWP.


Charges Pending For DUI In Concord TWP.


Charges Pending For Drug Possession In Port Allegany


First Church Of God Cancels All Services

All services and events are cancelled at the First Church of God at Main Street Eldred PA until further notice for health safety precautions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Alexander M. “Doc” Groll

 Alexander M. “Doc” Groll

Alexander M. “Doc” Groll, 93, of 129 Sara Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020, at his residence, after a lengthy illness.

He was born April 13, 1926, in St. Marys, son of the late William and Clara Eckert Groll.

 Doc was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a previous employee of the former Corbett Cabinet and Reiders Meat Market, before becoming the founder and owner of Groll’s Disposal.

On August 2, 1950, in the St. Mary’s Church, Doc married Margaret M. Buerk, who survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Phyllis Ford of St. Marys; a son, James Groll and his wife Anita of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Jeanette Groll Leckey, Eric Groll (Jeanie), Allan Groll, Kevin Groll (Jessie), Ronald Ford (Shari), Lisa Hill (Brandon), Steven Groll, and Sierra Groll; 11 great-grandchildren; and by one great, great-granddaughter. Also surviving are two sisters, Adeline Cheatle and Rita Huey Croyle, both of St. Marys; a daughter-in-law, Mary Groll of St. Marys; and by his longtime family friend, Sam Shefcyk of St. Marys.
 
In addition to his parents, Doc was preceded in death by three sons, Steven Groll, David Groll, and in infancy, Larry Groll; two grandsons, Martin Alexander Ford and Shawn Leckey; a sister, Alice Rote; two brothers, William and Fredrick Groll; and by a son-in-law, Ronald Ford.

Doc was a member of the Queen of the World Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army as well as a member of the PFL. Doc enjoyed going to the Casino and will be remembered as a great story teller. He lived for his family and his business.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, March 20, 2020, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

UPMC Cole Cancer Center to become UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

UPMC Cole’s Patterson Cancer Center will integrate with world-renown UPMC Hillman Cancer Center this fall, to connect local cancer patients with the combined expertise of Hillman’s leading doctors, researchers, and specialty treatments available in Wellsboro, Williamsport, and Pittsburgh. 

As part of this integration, UPMC Cole will discontinue the radiation oncology program at the hospital on July 31, 2020.

“When Cole joined UPMC, a commitment was made to evaluate the services at Patterson Cancer Center and develop a plan to continue to provide comprehensive oncology services to our community,” said Janie Hilfiger, president of UPMC Cole and UPMC Wellsboro. “Over the last two years, our leadership team and board have been working hard to complete this evaluation, carefully considering national best practices, our equipment, staffing, and resources. The decision to discontinue radiation oncology will allow us to focus our efforts on enhancing the medical oncology services at UPMC Cole as part of the integration with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and will ultimately result in better outcomes for our patients.” 

Current and future local patients in need of radiation oncology can choose to receive the treatment at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport, where the program is best-in-class. 

“Our radiation oncology program in Williamsport uses state-of-the-art equipment including a new radiation treatment machine called the Edge that became operational in 2019,” said Michelle Gaida, administrative director of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport and Wellsboro. “The Edge offers multiple advanced treatment options that can shorten treatment time and deliver radiation quickly and more precisely to even the smallest tumors.” 

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has more than 60 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Ireland and Italy. Ranked #7 in the country for cancer care, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center serves 114,000 patients each year, and with a wide range of specialties, the center treats virtually all types of adult cancer. Patients have access to more than 440 clinical trials and the latest oncology technology.
More details about this integration will be shared in the coming months. For more information about cancer services at UPMC Cole, visit UPMCCole.org.

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About UPMC
A $21 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 89,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 3.7 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.2 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid $587 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.

News from State Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, March 13, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol

This email includes:
 •  Gov. Wolf, Sign the Jobs Bill!
 •   Recognizing Our Future Leaders
 •  Here's to Our Future!
 •   Pennsylvania Has a Birth Certificate?
 •  State Capitol Update
 •   Your Opinion on New ATV Trails Counts!
 •   Attention Veterans 
 

Gov. Wolf, Sign the Jobs Bill!

Click here to view video.

Continuing our focus on ensuring #GoodJobs4PA, I joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers, organized labor and business leaders in both Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre this week to call on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign legislation creating an Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit.

Passed last month by significant bipartisan majorities in both the House and the Senate, House Bill 1100 was designed to encourage good-paying job and career opportunities – without the need of mandates, taxes or fees. Instead, the measure would provide tax credits for building petrochemical manufacturing facilities in the northeast region of Pennsylvania. These facilities would then spur further investment in related businesses.

The bill mirrors a law that created the Pennsylvania Resource Manufacturing tax credit, which led to the Shell Cracker Plant investment in western Pennsylvania, a $6 billion investment and the largest construction site in North America employing roughly 7,000 people daily.

If enacted, this tax credit would focus on large manufacturers using Pennsylvania methane in the production of ammonia, urea and methanol.

I explained my support for the bill in the video above.
 

Recognizing Our Future Leaders

Congratulations to DuBois Area High School freshman Julia Wirths and Saint Marys Area High School junior Aidan Bobik, who did a great job representing our region in Pennsylvania’s 2020 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.

The competition was held Monday at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

Each student memorized and prepared three poems selected from print and online poetry anthologies. Students were judged on voice and articulation, physical presence, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, overall performance and accuracy.
 

Here's to Our Future!


I spent an enjoyable part of my day Thursday with these students from Mrs. Caruso’s sixth-grade government class at Johnsonburg Elementary School!
 
 
Pennsylvania Has a Birth Certificate?



In celebration of the commonwealth’s 339th birthday, William Penn’s original 1681 Charter was on display this past week at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.

On Tuesday, I had a chance to view the Charter, which England’s King Charles II used to grant the land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn. This document is sometimes referred to as Pennsylvania’s “birth certificate” and was Penn’s personal copy.

Pictured with me (from left) are Archivist Joshua Stahlman; Andrea Lowery, executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; and Pennsylvania State Archivist David Carmicheal.
 

State Capitol Update


In response to COVID-19, all public events in the Capitol Complex and Governor's Residence are canceled until further notice.

All operations of the Governor's Office and General Assembly will continue, but access to the Capitol Complex will be limited to employees and people with badge keycard credentials.

The cancellation of events applies to all interior and exterior venues in the Capitol Complex and will affect public gatherings such as rallies, school or group tours, choir performances and receptions.

The Capitol Complex includes the Main Capitol Rotunda, East Wing Rotunda, Keystone Building Atrium, Forum Auditorium and The State Museum of Pennsylvania.
 

Your Opinion on New ATV Trails Counts!


The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has revised its policy and is now considering new ATV trails and connectors on state forest lands.

With demand for riding opportunities increasing above the existing more than 260 miles of trails, DCNR is examining the possibility of using existing forestry roads to expand ATV access and wants your opinion on the idea.

The proposal may be viewed by clicking here. 

Written comments are being accepted until Friday, March 27 and may be submitted to PaForester@pa.gov.
 

Attention Veterans


On Tuesday, April 7, Service Officer Bradley Baranski from the Pennsylvania American Legion will visit my DuBois district office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer individual questions and offer information on programs and benefits to the men and women who serve and have served our country.

Appointments are necessary! Please call the office at 375-4688 if you wish to meet with Brad.

Preliminary Work at I-80 Woodland Interchange to Begin Monday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that preliminary work to reconstruct the Woodland/Shawville Interchange at Interstate 80’s mile marker 123 is scheduled to begin Monday. 

Starting Monday, the eastbound and westbound shoulders will be closed as crews begin installing erosion and sedimentation controls. Work is not expected to impact traffic at this time, but drivers are urged to use caution while traveling through the work zone, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up. 

Once erosion and sedimentation controls are installed, crews will construct a temporary bridge spanning Route 970 in the median. This temporary bridge will be used to divert traffic off Interstate 80 while crews are replacing the existing eastbound bridge later this construction season. PennDOT will issue an update on the project when traffic impacts are expected.

The overall project consists of replacing the existing eastbound and westbound bridges spanning Route 970, approach paving and reconstruction of the on/off ramps at the interchange. It also consists of drainage improvements, paving, guiderail installation, pavement marking and miscellaneous construction on Route 970.

Francis J. Palo, Inc. of Clarion is the contractor on this $17.9 million job. It is expected to run through the 2020, 2021 and 2022 construction seasons with an anticipated completion date in late October of 2022. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Crack Sealing Project Resumes Next Week in Columbia, Lycoming, and Northumberland

A regional crack sealing project on several local roadways in Columbia, Lycoming and Northumberland counties will resume on Monday, March 16, weather permitting.

Crack sealing operations will take place on the following roadways:
• Route 54 near Locust Gap, Columbia county
• Route 87 from Montoursville to Lower Farragut, Lycoming county
• Route 487 from Knoebels Parkway Road to Elysburg, Northumberland county
• Route 61 from Centralia to Mount Carmel, Northumberland county
• Route 2002 from Centralia to Ashland, Northumberland county

A daylight traffic pattern will be set up in locations throughout the roadways listed using flaggers. 

Motorists should be alert and watch for changing traffic patterns.

Bothar Construction, LLC. is the prime contractor on this $950,000 project which began last November.

Hamlin memorial Library will be closed

Hamlin memorial Library will be closed to the public from Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 29th, per instructions from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. The Department of Education will reevaluate at the end of this time period.

All programs, events, and meetings scheduled between March 16 and 29 will be cancelled. During this time, the library is relaxing our borrowing policy. All late fees will be suspended, so you will still be able to enjoy items you have already borrowed. If you would like to return items, the outside book drop will still be open.
As always, we encourage patrons to download the Libby app to access our collection of ebooks and audio books. You can also access ebooks via https://senecalibraries.overdrive.com/.

We understand the impact this decision has on our community. In the interest of our public’s health we cannot in good faith maintain the cleaning routine and enforce the social distancing necessary to combat the spread of this virus.

It is important to note that there have been no documented reports of any patron or staff who have been exposed to COVID-19. However, the health and safety of our patrons is of the utmost importance.

Thank you for your understanding!

UPMC Long-term Care Updated Visitation Regulations


UPMC Cole Visiting Restrictions

For the safety of our patients and staff, and to lower their likelihood of exposure to any illness including COVID-19, UPMC is temporarily limiting visitors. Read full statement below.

* Please note that this includes our four wellness centers. They will be closed until further notice.*

Visit https://upmc.me/2ILROQH for details on visitation screenings and restrictions.

Preliminary Work at I-80 Woodland Interchange to Begin Monday

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that preliminary work to reconstruct the Woodland/Shawville Interchange at Interstate 80’s mile marker 123 is scheduled to begin Monday.

Starting Monday, the eastbound and westbound shoulders will be closed as crews begin installing erosion and sedimentation controls. Work is not expected to impact traffic at this time, but drivers are urged to use caution while traveling through the work zone, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

Once erosion and sedimentation controls are installed, crews will construct a temporary bridge spanning Route 970 in the median. This temporary bridge will be used to divert traffic off Interstate 80 while crews are replacing the existing eastbound bridge later this construction season. PennDOT will issue an update on the project when traffic impacts are expected.

The overall project consists of replacing the existing eastbound and westbound bridges spanning Route 970, approach paving and reconstruction of the on/off ramps at the interchange. It also consists of drainage improvements, paving, guiderail installation, pavement marking and miscellaneous construction on Route 970.

Francis J. Palo, Inc. of Clarion is the contractor on this $17.9 million job. It is expected to run through the 2020, 2021 and 2022 construction seasons with an anticipated completion date in late October of 2022. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Ulysses Public Library Closing

Consistent with Governor Wolf’s efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all public libraries across Pennsylvania should follow this guidance.”

Per the direction of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the Ulysses Public Library will be closed from Monday, March 15 through Monday, March 30 unless further instructed.

Remember, patrons can access e-books and online resources by using the links on the library’s home page: https://ulysseslibrary.com

Roulette Public Libray Closed Until Further Notice

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Roulette Library will be closed from Saturday, March 14 until further notice. This includes all library activities. Please return books to the drop box. Thank you.

No Injuries In One Car Crash On Grant RD. In Ridgway


Elk County Ammo and Arms Wants to Buy Your Guns!


Coudersport Area School District has Job Openings Available


Check out Faulstick Enterprises for Your Outside Construction Needs



4 Day March Madness Anniversary Sale at Coudersport Shop' N Save


Tri- Co Connections Seeking a Fiber Installation and Repair Technician

HUGE On-Site Public Auction by Burkhouse Auction House on Saturday, March 14th

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HUGE "4 Day Sale" at Port Allegany Shop' N Save




2020 Potter- Tioga Maple Producers Association "16th Annual Maple Weekend" March 21st & 22nd

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Available Positions at the Seneca Highlands IU9

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Maple Season is here Again!! All You Can Eat Breakfast at Brydonson Farm

Friday, March 13, 2020

CAMERON COUNTY COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS

The Cameron County Commissioners, in collaboration with the Office of Emergency Services, are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 virus outbreak and its potential impacts on Cameron County. We are receiving daily updates from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Governor’s Office and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of the March 13th briefing, there are no positive cases of COVID-19 in Cameron County.

County offices remain open and continue to operate during regular business hours. We are asking the public limit non-essential visits to the courthouse as we continue to review recommended mitigation strategies and guidance provided by state and federal public health officials.

This is a time for preparedness, not panic. We encourage all residents of Cameron County to follow the CDC and Department of Health guidelines, which you can find on our website (cameroncountypa.com).
Cameron County Commissioners
Lori J. Reed, Chair
James D. Moate
Ann M. Losey

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Emergency Order.

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille signed an emergency order prohibiting electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunication and steam utility terminations. The moratorium will remain in place for as long as the Proclamation of Disaster, issued by Gov. Tom Wolf on March 6 related to the Coronavirus, is in effect.

Margery G. MANN, 98, of North Syracuse, NY, formerly of Addison, NY and Ulysses, PA

Margery G. MANN

Margery G. MANN, 98, of North Syracuse, NY, formerly of Addison, NY and Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Kissimmee, FL.

Burial will be in Mills Cemetery on a later date.

Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.

A complete obituary will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Wilbur P. “Wil” AHN, 97, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Lansdale, PA

Wilbur P. “Wil” AHN

Wilbur P. “Wil” AHN, 97, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Lansdale, PA died Friday, March 13, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.

A graveside committal service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Galeton First Baptist Church on a later date.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 234 W. Main St., Galeton, PA 16922.

A complete obituary will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

PennDOT Secretary Asks U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Extend October 1 REAL ID Deadline

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) sent a letter today to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asking them to consider extending the October 1, 2020 REAL ID enforcement deadline.

Out of an abundance of caution and to help control the number of customers in its facilities, PennDOT suspended the issuance of REAL ID driver licenses and photo ID cards at all PennDOT Driver License Centers in the following counties until no sooner than March 28:

§ Montgomery County
§ Philadelphia County
§ Chester County
§ Delaware County
§ Berks County
§ Bucks County
§ Lancaster County
§ Lehigh County

The significant increase of customer volume in the Driver License Centers obtaining a REAL ID product potentially impacts the health and safety of both staff and customers. Reducing in-person transactions will mitigate the potential of COVID-19 transmission.

There are many things that will be cancelled or be rescheduled.

There are many things that will be cancelled or be rescheduled. I will try to get on as many as I can.
With Jim still ill I will do my best to keep all of our wonderful readers informed.

Thank you all for your patience and kindness.
Cynthia

Office of Commonwealth Libraries instructs public libraries to close:

"Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed.

Consistent with the Governor's efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all public libraries across Pennsylvania should follow this guidance.
Since many public libraries are open on weekends and to achieve the maximum in public safety, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries instructs libraries to close for routine, public library services beginning on Saturday, March 14 and remain closed through Sunday, March 29, a period in alignment with school closures."-Glenn R. Miller | Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries

Per the direction of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library in Port Allegany will be closed from March 14-March 29. All library programs, meetings, and events scheduled between March 14-29 are canceled. Library Director, Mary Grace Collier-Kisler, will be monitoring the library's email and some patron services from home during the library's regular business hours. If you have questions, need a book renewed, or want to know your library card number, she can be reached at 
swsmith@swsmithlibrary.org. 

Remember, patrons can access their library accounts, access e-Books and audio books, and online resources by using the links on the library's Mobile Library Resources page on http://www.swsmithlibrary.org/mobile-library-resources.html. The library's public WiFi hotspot will remain accessible during this temporary closure.

Alphonse Joseph "Oscar" Bon, 94, of 216 Columbus Street

Alphonse Joseph "Oscar" Bon

Alphonse Joseph "Oscar" Bon, 94, of 216 Columbus Street, passed away Friday (3/13/20) at Messiah Lifeways in Mechanicsburg, PA. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

PennDOT Implements Operational Changes in Response to COVID-19

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is implementing the following operational changes in response to Governor Wolf’s mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19.

All Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers in Delaware County will be closed for two weeks effective close of business on Friday, March 13:

The following locations will be closed and reopen no sooner than Saturday, March 28, 2020:
• Granite Run Driver/Photo License Center, Granite Run Mall, 1097 W. Baltimore Ave., Media;
• Clifton Heights Photo License Center, AAA Mid-Atlantic, 5233 W. Baltimore Ave, Clifton Heights; and
• Upper Chichester Photo License Center, Stony Pond Plaza, 481 Conchester Highway (Route 322), Aston.

These closures are in addition to those announced in Montgomery County on March 12.
Additionally, expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations and safety and emission inspections will be extended for residents of Delaware County:
• Driver licenses and photo ID cards for Montgomery and Delaware County residents that have an expiration date for driver licenses and identification cards scheduled to expire on or before March 31, 2020, the expiration date is now extended until April 30, 2020.
• Vehicle registrations, safety inspections and emissions inspections scheduled to expire between March 14 and March 31, 2020, the expiration date is now extended until April 30, 2020.

These extensions are in addition to those announced in Montgomery County on March 13.
Additionally, out of an abundance of caution and to help control the number of customers in its facilities, PennDOT is suspending the issuance of REAL ID driver licenses and photo ID cards at all PennDOT Driver License Centers in the following counties until no sooner than March 28:
• Montgomery County;
• Philadelphia County;
• Chester County;
• Delaware County;
• Berks County;
• Bucks County;
• Lancaster County; and
• Lehigh County.

With the exception of Montgomery and Delaware counties, customers will be able to obtain all other services at these locations.

All PennDOT rest areas and welcome centers in Montgomery and Delaware Counties will be closed to the public effective midnight Monday, March 16.

The Engineering District 6 office in King of Prussia is closed, as well as the Montgomery and Delaware County Maintenance Offices.

Public transportation and rail services have also been adjusted. Please check with SEPTA’s website and Amtrak’s website for up-do-date information.

As a reminder, customers may complete various transactions and access multiple resources via the Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov. Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

Elk County Ammo and Arms Wants to Buy Your Guns!


Roulette Fire Department Activities


Hamlin Memorial Library will be closed from March 14-March 29

Please announce the following as a public service message. We sadly wish to announce that per the direction of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Hamlin Memorial Library will be closed from March 14-March 29 in an attempt to remain free of the Corona Virus. Staff will be monitoring e-mail and phone messages, so you may contact us to renew books or request materials. Please call 814-887-9262 or e-mail library@hamlinlibrary.org

Library Closing

Due to the directive from the state (see below), the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library will be closed from Saturday, March 14th, through Sunday, March 29th. Story Hour will not take place tomorrow. No items borrowed will be due during this time and can be returned in the book drop if you so wish. Our online services will still be available so please take advantage of the available eBooks and downloadable audio. All you need is your library barcode number (located on the back of your card) and the Libby app.

We are still taking registrations for the family pictures on April 3rd and 4th. To make reservations please call Marjorie Milliken at 814-697-7355

BREAKING NEWS from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries . . .
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Libraries to Close for Routine, In-Person Public Library Services
Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed.

Consistent with the Governor’s efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all public libraries across Pennsylvania should follow this guidance.

Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries

NOTICE Received from:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Office of Commonwealth Libraries
Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries
Friday, March 13, 2020

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed. Consistent with the Governor's efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all public libraries across Pennsylvania should follow this guidance.

As far as we know, there are no cases of Covid-19 currently being treated in our area, but we are a public library in the state of Pennsylvania, and must comply with the governor's decision. Therefore the Genesee Area Library will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 29th. We apologize to our patrons for any inconvenience this may cause, and there will be no overdue fines during this period. Thank you.

Ruth Janette Olmstead, 91, formerly of Kenmore, NY

Ruth Olmstead

Ruth Janette Olmstead, 91, formerly of Kenmore, NY died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Kinzua Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Warren, PA.

Ruth was born to Ralph E. and Nina M. Taylor Olmstead on July 23, 1928 in Bells Camp, PA. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1946 and attended the Buffalo Bible Institute. Ruth work for Dr. Alfred R. Lenzner in Buffalo and Kenmore for more than 40 years.

Ruth moved to the Watson Memorial Home in Warren in May 2012 due to failing health and to be near her nephew.

Along with her parents Ruth was preceded in death by her three brothers (Howard, Oscar and John Olmstead) and three sisters (Alice Stark, Pauline Bartholomew and Virginia Ledebur). Ruth is survived by nine nieces and nephews.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in McKean Memorial Park in Lafayette, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com


House Plans Return to Session to Assist in Covid-19 Fight

HARRISBURG – The House is preparing to return for a historic session week on Monday, March 16. As a result of the Capitol complex being closed to visitors, several committee meetings, hearings and informational sessions have been postponed. Floor proceedings will go on as scheduled with an effort to work as expeditiously as possible to address key issues related to COVID-19. The session schedule could be shortened if legislation to address the virus is agreed upon. There will be no guests in the House chamber or in the gallery.

Legislation to be considered by the House is still being determined as leaders from the House, Senate and the Wolf administration collaborate on the best legislative course of action to assist in the continuing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. Discussions are on-going and planned through the weekend to address possible funding, access to health care services, insurance and workplace protection reforms and the scope of a health emergency declaration.

The swearing-in ceremony for Roni Green, recently elected to represent the 190th Legislative District, will proceed as scheduled.

The public is encouraged to follow live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings at PAHouseGOP.com. Up to the minute changes to committee meetings and schedules is available at www.legis.state.pa.us. Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP.

The Benefit For Anne Leete Seager Is Still Happening.


The Commissioners regarding the COVID-19.

We are closely following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pa. Dept. of Health (DOH), Pa. Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office concerning responses to the COVID-19 coronavirus. It is our plan to keep all offices open, and to provide all services as usual, pending further information from those official sources.

Please follow all the common-sense prevention measures that have been provided by CDC and DOH and be on the lookout for updates on any impact on governmental operations. Thank you.

Nancy Grupp, Barry Hayman and Paul Heimel
Commissioners

Glenn Dunn
Emergency Management Coordinator

Austin Bingo Cancelled!!


In Response To the COVID-19 coronavirus.


With the current concerns regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus

The Potter County Department of Emergency Services recommendseveryone limiting contact with the elderly and their neighbors. Elderly residents are most susceptible to COVID-19. We are recommending that family and friends please check on their neighbors and elderly persons via telephone, face time, social media, etc.

According to the President Donald Trump, “the next eight weeks are critical.” Always use common-sense prevention measures

provided by the Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Following are some of the precautions to be used:

1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.

2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.

3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip - do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.

4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.

5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.

6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home's entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can't immediately wash your hands.

7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!

For information and updates related to novel coronavirus, visit the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov or Facebook and Twitter.

Oswayo Valley School District Announcement regarding Governor Wolf's School Closure

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days including all before and after school activities, effective Monday, March 16. Please note that all Oswayo Valley School District activities are canceled effective immediately and will continue through the ordered period.

The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the Commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed. More information will be coming soon on lunch options for the Oswayo Valley School District.

Please check the Oswayo Valley School District's website at www.oswayovalley.com for important updates.

For more information from Governor Wolf, please see the link below.
https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Education-Details.aspx?newsid=806

STATEWIDE STUDENT ARCHERY TOURNAMENT CANCELED



A statewide student archery tournament scheduled to be held Friday, March 13 in State College has been canceled in response to the global coronavirus outbreak.

Penn State University today announced that all non-essential campus events would be canceled through April 6.

The tournament, which is held annually in the University Park campus’ Multi-Sports Facility, was canceled as a result.

The tournament is coordinated by the Game Commission through the National Archery in the Schools Program. More than 1,000 students were registered to take part.

The Game Commission in coming weeks will contact participating schools to explore whether rescheduling the tournament is possible.