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Beverly S. Fay, age 84, of Westfield, PA

Beverly S. Fay

Beverly S. Fay, age 84, of Westfield passed away July 17, 2020. 

She was born June 6, 1936 in Westfield Twp., Pa. the daughter of Howard and Arleta Hancock Seamans. 

She was a medical secretary for Laurel Health for over 20 years, Teachers aid, active in cub scouts for over 30 years and was devoted to her family, children and grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband Robert, Daughter, Pat (Brad) Harley, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, sons, Mike (Carole) Fay, Palmyra, Pa ,Tom (Sue) Fay, Harrisburg, Pa. and Sam (Sandy) Fay, Lawrenceville, Pa. Grandchildren, Andrea, Jayme, Mandy, Byron, Scott, Adam, Steven, Jess, Sarah , 14 great grandchildren brothers, James (Donna) Seamans, Aspers, Pa., Richard (Linda) Seamans, Bay City, Mi., Jerry (Ann) Seamans, Lexington Park, Md., sisters, Eva Fay, Westfield, Lois Myers, Gettysburg, Pa., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Assn. (act.alz.org) Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. (kenyonfuneralhome.com)

Bradford Dispatched For Vehicle Into A Building

At 7:53 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire & EMS dispatched to Main & Chamber Street for a vehicle into a building.

Little Valley fire Dept. and several other companies dispatched to a structure fire on 9,000 block of New Albion little Valley RD

On July 18 at 7:50 pm Little Valley fire Dept. and several other companies dispatched to a structure fire on 9,000 block of New Albion-Little Valley RD  with a gas explosion with a patient with serious burns. No active fire at this time. Mercy flight is inbound

Gilbert J. "Gibby" Buerk, 43, of 708 Vine Road, St. Marys, PA

Some years ago, when Gibby was just a boy, he and his father operated a pizza shop in Coudersport, where the Christmas House was formerly located. They lived on Fishing Creek near Roulette.
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Gilbert J. "Gibby" Buerk

Gilbert J. "Gibby" Buerk, 43, of 708 Vine Road, St. Marys, PA, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his farm in Wilcox.

He was born on June 26, 1977, in DuBois, son of Robin Rimer of Weedville and Glenn Buerk of St. Marys.

Gibby was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School and was employed by St. Marys Ambulance. He was an EMT for many years, and recently earned his certification as a Paramedic. Always a hard worker, Gibby could often be found working on his farm with his dad. He had a penchant for cars, and was particularly fond of the limo he recently acquired.
An old soul at heart, Gibby exemplified what it meant to know a true friend. He was selfless, kind, and would lend a helping hand to anyone. His hand was always extended in a bid of friendship and helpfulness. His legacy will long live on in the many friends he had, and the kindness he showed to so many throughout his life.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother; Lynn Rimer of St. Marys, his aunts and uncles; Dennis Buerk and his wife Sharon, John Buerk and his wife Mary, Diane Samick and her husband Kurt, Uncle Rick Buerk, all of St. Marys, Rob Rimer and his wife Renee of Coker, AL, Chris Rimer and his wife Kelly and Ron Rimer and his wife Dorothy, all of St. Marys. He is also survived by many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather; Paul Rimer, and by his paternal grandparents; Gilbert and Henrietta "Mutchie" Buerk.

A Celebration of Life for Gilbert "Gibby" Buerk will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at 5:00 PM at Faith Baptist Church Pavilion with Rev. Brad Brunner, officiating.

Visitation will be held at the Faith Baptist Church on Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in memory of Gibby to the Lynch-Green Funeral Home to help offset expenses.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com

Coudersport Ambulance To Hebron Township

At 6:05 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Sauers(?) Lane in Hebron Township for a possible MI.
Mercyflight dispatched.

Ridgway fire and ambulance was dispatched to Montmorenci RD for a motorcycle accident near Ridgemont

On july 18 at 5:30 Ridgway fire and ambulance was dispatched to Montmorenci RD for a motorcycle accident near Ridgemont

Wellsboro fire Dept. was dispatched to Stoney Fork School Rd for a wild fire.

On July 18 at 3:06 pm Wellsboro fire Dept. was dispatched to Stoney Fork School Rd for a wild fire. The fire covers about a half acre with no exposers

Friendship fire Dept. was dispatched to Burns Hill RD. for a tractor rollover accident

On July 18 at 2:51 pm Friendship Fire Dept. & EMS was dispatched to Burns Hill RD. for a tractor rollover accident. 57 year old male requests evaluation. MTS dispatched.
Mercyflight dispatched to bus garage.

Roulette Ambulance to North Street

At 1:50 PM on Saturday, Roulette ambulance to North Street for difficulty breathing.

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Otto Fire and Bradford City ambulance were dispatched to RT. 46 for an atv accident

On July 18 at 1:22 pm Otto Fire and Bradford City ambulance were dispatched to RT. 46 for  an atv accident at the Majestic Trails main entrance reported broken leg. Rew Fire was also dispatched.

Wilcox Man Charged With Criminal Trespass In Jones TWP.


PSP Mansfield Seeking Information For A Burglary In Delmar TWP.


Galeton, Wellsboro Dispatched for Land Rescue at Grand Canyon

At 1:00 PM on Saturday, Galeton & Wellsboro Fire Depts. dispatched to the bottom of the Turkey Path for a female patient with difficulty breathing.
RECALLED except ambulance as patient is near the top of the trail on the Colton Point side.

Charges Pending For Drug Possession In Mansfield Boro


PSP Emporium Investigating A Theft In Driftwood Boro


Two Arrested For Drug Possession In Portage TWP.


Emporium PSP Seeking Information For A Cat Shot In Portage TWP.


Fillmore fire and rescue were dispatched to Ballard RD. for a 1 car rollover accident.

On July 18 at 12:45 pm Fillmore fire and rescue were dispatched to Ballard RD. for a 1 car rollover accident. mercy flight is inbound

PSP Coudersport Investigating A Retail Theft In Eulalia TWP.


PSP Coudersport Investigating Theft By Deception In Sharon TWP.


Two Charged For Stealing Penndot Signs In Coudersport Boro


JULY HUNT FOR TOTALLY NINJA RACCOONS IS UNDERWAY IN WELLSBORO

Photo by John Eaton

Picking up a free passport at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro is an unidentified masked young man (shown). The search is on with both locals and tourists of all ages joining in the daily hunt to find the three ninja raccoon brothers in 22 Wellsboro area businesses.

 It ends at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. The drawing for prizes will be at the Ninja Party on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Winners need not be present to win. 

For more information, call Kasey Coolidge at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 570-724-5793 or stop in.

Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club To Host Women’s Shotgun Training on July 25 and 26

A Women’s Course Taught by Women!

Kane Pa.: The Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club continues to advance their recruitment of women into the outdoor heritage experience by offering another shooting course for women. On Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, the first two days of a four-day course will be held at the club. Women will learn the basics of shotgun safety, use, ammunition, and experience shotgunning with expert advice.

The Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting program is a national shooting program for women and girls, taught by women. The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS), Allegheny and Upland Bird Hunt Chapters, and the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club are bringing this national program to Pennsylvania once again this summer. Training will be held on July 25-26 and August 22-23. An upland bird hunt will be offered on September 13.

Women have been picking up shotguns in record numbers in the last decade. So much so, women shooters have increased a whopping 189% in the last five years (www.shootlikeagirl.com).

National sponsors such as Sportdog, Federal Ammunition, and Purina help make this program available to women. “Once again, this program filled quickly with women from all over the state of Pennsylvania and out-of-state, and we are so glad that the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club hosts this nationally recognized program right here in north central PA,” said the seven women instructors of the Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting Committee. “We thank the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club!”

The program will teach women the basic shooting sports, and how to hunt game birds of Pennsylvania: grouse, pheasant, turkey, quail, woodcock, snipe, doves and crows, and ducks and geese.

The Ruffed Grouse Society was founded in 1961 to promote and increase awareness of young forest management and to maintain suitable habitat that supports healthy populations of ruffed grouse, woodcock, deer and many songbird species that depend on forest diversity to survive and prosper.

RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND; SATURDAY AT PITTSBURGH FOR "HERB SCOTT MEMORIAL" & SUNDAY AT ERIEZ; RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS IN ACTION BOTH NIGHTS WITH RUSH SPRINTS ON SUNDAY

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is set to resume action this weekend with a doubleheader. Saturday night (July 18) will be at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for the annual "Herb Scott Memorial" followed by Sunday night (July 19) at Eriez Speedway. 

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Sportsman Modifieds will be on the card both nights in addition to Friday night at Raceway 7, while the Equipment Rental Options Sprint Cars will race at Eriez for $500 to-win. 

On Saturday, warm-ups begin at 6 p.m. with heat races at 7, while Eriez will get underway on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

COVID-19: Red Cross Offers Virtua for Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones

Virtual Family Assistance Center provides resources to those struggling with loss and grief due to the pandemic

Pennsylvania, July 15, 2020 — The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

People can visit redcross.org/get-help to access a support hub with special virtual programs, information, referrals and services to support families in need. The hub will also connect people to other community resources provided by local organizations and partners. People without internet access can call 833-492-0094 for help.

“This is an incredibly difficult time for everyone, but especially for those who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19,” said Patricia Waldinger, CEO, American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region. “Not only have these families experienced the unexpected passing of a loved one, but they are also facing additional challenges caused by this public health emergency. We want them to know that the Red Cross is here to provide compassion and support as they grieve.”

Many families have experienced a disrupted bereavement and grief process due to restrictions related to COVID-19. To help, the Red Cross has set up a virtual team of specially trained mental health, spiritual care and health services volunteers who are:

Connecting with families over the phone to offer condolences, support and access to resources that may be available
Providing support for virtual memorial services for families, including connecting with local faith-based community partners
Hosting online classes to foster resilience and facilitate coping skills
Sharing information and referrals to state and local agencies as well as other community organizations including legal resources for estate, custody, immigration or other issues

All Family Assistance Center support will be provided virtually and is completely confidential and free.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/greaterpa or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossGPA


Personal Care Home Administrator Virtual Training begins August 18

DuBOIS – In a continuing effort to offer training relevant to the area workforce needs, Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education will offer the Personal Care Home Administrator Training program virtually through Zoom beginning in August. The 100-hour program will prepare graduates to enter a career in administration of long-term personal care facilities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistic predicts 20 percent growth in employment opportunities in health service management fields by 2026.

The role of the personal care home administrator is to supervise, plan, develop, monitor, and maintain appropriate standards of care throughout all departments. Individuals must have effective communication, leadership, and business skills to be successful. This required training for current personal care home administrators, or those who wish to become administrators, and direct care staff will cover caring for special needs and management. Topics include medication procedures, personal hygiene, nutrition, writing assessments, recreation, cultural competency, gerontology, care for residents with mental illness, dementia, and cognitive impairments, abuse and neglect prevention and reporting, resident home contracts, fire prevention, community resources, local, state, and federal laws, staff supervision and training, budgets, resident rights, and CPR.

Consisting of 19 courses, the 100-hour program is taught by Penn State University approved instructors who are experts in this topic. Individuals may register for the entire program or choose to take individual courses as needed.

Classes will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (some classes may end earlier) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 18 through September 24, 2020, virtually through Zoom. The fee for the entire program is $1,450, with individual courses priced at $150 apiece. For more information, or to register, visit www.dubois.psu.edu/cce or contact Shelly Luchini at 814-375-4715 or smc200@psu.edu

Bradford City Fire Dept. dispatched to a residential smoke alarm

At 10:24 AM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Dept. dispatched to a residential smoke alarm at 7 Stone Avenue.
FALSE ALARM--RECALLED.
 

FREE STAGE FRIGHT CONCERT ON FRIDAY, JULY 24 IS TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF THE BAND PRESS RELEASE WITH PHOTO AND CAPTION:

Stage Fright is a four-member band formed as a tribute to "The Band" of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Shown are (from left to right): Mike Nickerson (foreground on left), Mike Watkins, Sean Monroe and Joe Callahan (foreground on right).

On Friday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m., Stage Fright joined by several guest musicians will perform a free tribute concert to The Band, a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1968. They will be on the outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Members of Stage Fright are: Joe Callahan of Wellsboro on guitar; Sean Monroe of Horseheads, N.Y. on bass guitar; Mike Watkins of Addison, N.Y. on piano, organ, accordion, mandolin and fiddle; and Mike Nickerson of Corning, N.Y. on percussion. The four share vocals and do a lot of harmonies. Watkins, Nickerson and Callahan grew up in Tioga County, Pa.

Joining them for this performance will be Josh Sperrick of Corning, N.Y., a member of the band Hilltop Revelry, Karin Knaus, who starred in Hamilton-Gibson's 2019 production of "Mamma Mia" and Wellsboro's own Brandon Lusk.

"We’re playing songs from the Band’s entire catalog, including their three biggest hits - "Weight" (1968), "Up On Cripple Creek" (1969) and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (1969), along with some of their deep-cuts - their under-appreciated gems we love," said Callahan.

"We have been doing this for almost five years," Callahan said. '"Our first tribute concert to The Band was in August of 2015. Sean had wanted to start this tribute group for a long time and recruited us. We rehearse at Mike Watkins' house, which is on a lake in the woods in Addison N.Y. The Band actually rehearsed at a home in the woods in Woodstock, N.Y.," Callahan noted.

Stage Fright's name came from The Band's third studio album, which included "Stage Fright" as its title track.

"From 1968 to 1975, The Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world," according to Bruce Eder who wrote about them in an article published in the "All-Music Guide." "Their music was embraced by critics as seriously as the music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones," Eder stated. "Their albums were analyzed and reviewed as intensely as any records by their one-time employer and sometime mentor Bob Dylan. And, for a long time, their personalities were as recognizable individually to the casual music public as the members of the Beatles."

The five members of "The Band" in 1968 included Rick Danko on bass, Levon Helm on drums and guitar, Richard Manuel on piano, Garth Hudson on organ and Robbie Robertson on rhythm guitar. In 1973, the group played "one major show at the race track in Watkins Glen, N.Y. before the largest audience ever assembled for a concert -- it was a demonstration of their place in the rock pantheon that the Band was booked alongside the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band," Eder wrote.

The Band produced the following albums, "Music From Big Pink," "The Band," "Stage Fright," "Cahoots," "Rock of Ages," Moondog Matinee," "Planet Waves" with Dylan, ""Before the Flood," "Northern Lights -- Southern Cross," a best-of album in 1976, "Islands," and their last, "The Last Waltz."

For this concert, bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass in front of the outdoor stage or on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic between Main Street and the Warehouse Theatre to provide space for social distancing. Donations are appreciated.

For more information about this concert and others, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220, email office@deanecenter.com or visit deanecenter.com.

GAME COMMISSION MEETING TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY

In compliance with state guidelines to minimize the effects of COVID-19, the upcoming Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners meeting will be held only online.

The online meeting will be held Saturday, July 25, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will begin with the acknowledgment of award recipients. The board then will hear reports from staff before picking up its prepared agenda.

Because this meeting will held only online, the process for accepting public comment is different than usual. Comments can be emailed to pgccomments@pa.gov. Those who, in recent months, already have emailed comments about policy matters and agenda items do not need to do so again; those comments have been forwarded to the board.

People also may submit recorded comments by phone by pre-registering online to receive a call from the Game Commission on Wednesday, July 22, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Their comments, up to five minutes in length, will be recorded during the call. The pre-registration form needed to submit comments by phone can be found directly at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F27NZSB, or through the “Upcoming Events” link under the “Information and Resources” tab at www.pgc.pa.gov. Calls will be placed on a first-to-register, first-to-be-called basis until 11 a.m. If you pre-register and do not get a call from the Game Commission during this three-hour window, please email your comments to pgccomments@pa.gov.

All submitted public comments will be sent to the board to be read and heard before the July 25 meeting.

To watch the virtual meeting live, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2073957514663283214. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Area graduates receive CRCF scholarships to pursue business-related degrees

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Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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This email includes:
  •   Preventing It from Happening Again
  •   Improvements Coming to Winslow Hill Road
  •   Voting in Favor of Jobs
  •   Help for the Homeless
  •   Update on the Protect and Serve Initiative
  •   Help for Our Veterans
  •   Date Extended for License to Carry Permits
 

Preventing It from Happening Again


With bipartisan support, the House and Senate have passed legislation that would give Pennsylvania voters a voice in any future emergency declarations. Senate Bill 1166 would begin the process of possibly amending the Pennsylvania Constitution to prohibit a governor from extending an emergency declaration behind 21 days without permission from the General Assembly.

Key points:

  •   The General Assembly must also pass the exact same bill in the 2021-22 Legislative Session in order to be placed on the ballot as a referendum as early as the May 2021 Primary Election. 
   
  •   If that happens, voters would then decide whether or not to amend the state Constitution, something that would not be subject to approval or veto by the governor and could not be overturned by the courts.
 

Improvements Coming to Winslow Hill Road


Benezette Township has received a nearly $3 million grant that will be used to improve a stretch of Winslow Hill Road which serves as the sole access point for the Elk Country Visitor’s Center and two elk viewing areas.

The grant is one of 27 distributed for use with highway, bridge, transit, and bike and pedestrian projects in 23 counties.

The source of the funding is the Multimodal Transportation Fund, which provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of this commonwealth.

The fund is administered jointly by the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Department of Transportation.
 

Voting in Favor of Jobs for PA


A measure designed to boost job creation through tax credits to attract industries that use methane in the manufacture of petrochemicals and fertilizers in the northeastern region of the state awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature after being approved by both the House and Senate this week.

The concept is part of the GoodJobs4PA initiative, which aims to grow the economy and facilitate well-paying career opportunities for citizens across the Commonwealth. The original proposal – House Bill 1100 – was vetoed by the governor earlier this year, but House Bill 732 includes minor modifications to that legislation and now have the support of the administration.

The Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit is estimated to generate more than $600 million in annual labor income and leverage more than $1.6 billion in economic output.
 

Help for the Homeless


Clearfield and Elk counties are about to receive financial support through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to address the impact of the coronavirus on the homeless population and prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth.

Both counties are served by Lawrence County Social Services, which will receive a more than $3.3 million grant.

The majority of the funding is targeted at homelessness prevention, with the remaining support allocated to rapidly housing those who are homeless, emergency shelter services and street outreach, and data collection and administration needs.
 

Update on the Protect and Serve Initiative


The following two pieces of legislation relating to calls for reforms to our system of law enforcement have been signed into law. I supported both of them when they were voted on the House floor as part of the Protect and Serve Initiative.


  •   Act 57 of 2020 (formerly House Bill 1841) will improve transparency in law enforcement’s hiring process by requiring an employer to disclose employment information to a law enforcement agency that is conducting a background investigation of an applicant.
   
  •   Act 59 of 2020 (formerly House Bill 1910) will require police officers and district magistrates to receive mandatory training that will help them to recognize early signs of child abuse and the reporting requirements, as well as interact and deescalate behavior in potentially dangerous situations. It will also increase mental health support for members of law enforcement with post-traumatic stress disorder.
 

Help for Our Veterans

                                      
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs' new initiative is called PA VetConnect.

Pennsylvania is home to nearly 800,000 veterans, and PA VETConnect is here to help them determine their needs, find resources that meet those needs, and connect veterans with the right resources.

Please click here to learn more.



We’re resuming our monthly veterans outreach service; however, it is being done by appointment only.

The first Tuesday of each month, a representative from the American Legion visits my district offices to discuss issues such as pensions, compensation, educational opportunities and health care. Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion in order to take advantage of this service.

If you would like to make an appointment for the Monday, Aug. 4 meeting in my DuBois district office, please call 814-375-4688.
 

Date Extended for License to Carry Permits


License to carry firearms permits that expire on March 19, 2020, or later are now valid through Sept. 30, 2020. The previous expiration date was July 31.

The extension is necessary due to the closure of some county courthouses and sheriff's offices, as well as other ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

In Pennsylvania, an individual 21-years-old or older may apply for a license to carry firearms by submitting a completed application to the sheriff of the county in which they reside or, if a resident of a city of the first class, with the chief of police of that city. The sheriff has 45 days to investigate and determine an individual's eligibility to be issued a license, which is valid for five years.

A license to carry firearms is required to carry a firearm concealed on one's person or in a vehicle. Any person who carries a firearm concealed on or about his person except in his place of abode or fixed place of business without a valid and lawfully issued license commits a felony of the third degree.

For more information on carrying a firearm in Pennsylvania, visit the PA State Police website at psp.pa.gov.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-07-17 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland county. OGA3220(A) - PLUGGING REQUIREMENTS - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-07-17 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-07-17 to Diversified Oil & Gas Llc in Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland county. OGA3220(A) - PLUGGING REQUIREMENTS - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-07-17 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Beech Resources Llc in Lycoming Twp, Lycoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-07-16 to Beech Resources Llc in Lycoming Twp, Lycoming county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued under that authority by the Department.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-07-16 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Beech Resources Llc in Lycoming Twp, Lycoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-07-16 to Beech Resources Llc in Lycoming Twp, Lycoming county. 78a57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect brine and other fluids produced during operation of the well in a tank, series of tanks, or other device approved by the Department for subsequent disposal or reuse.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-07-16 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Beech Resources Llc in Lycoming Twp, Lycoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-07-16 to Beech Resources Llc in Lycoming Twp, Lycoming 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: 2020-07-16 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library Phase 3: Limited Stacks Reopening Plan Anticipated Start Date: July 21, 2020

Limited Stacks: patrons inside the library building by appointment only during designated times and days. Some library services will remain suspended and some areas of the library will remain inaccessible, but patrons may enter the building to browse and use available services.

The S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library will begin welcoming patrons back into the library building on July 21, 2020. Entrance to the building will be on an appointment-only schedule and patrons must wear a nose and mouth covering mask when inside the library. COVID-19 precautions are in place and the library staff is following all CDC and PA Department of Health small business guidelines. COVID-19 precautions keep the library and the community safe.

Patron re-entrance to the library building will move at a gradual pace. Entrance will be by appointment only and initially will only be offered on Tuesdays (10am-3pm) and Thursdays (1pm-6pm). In consideration of the library’s building capacity, closed rooms, and number of staff on duty, the library will allow eight patrons into the library at the top of the hour. They will be given a 30-minute appointment--i.e., 11-11:30am. At the bottom of the hour, once the patrons exit the library building, the library staff will clean all high touch areas, computers, public restrooms, the water fountains, and place any unwanted or returned books in quarantine before the next group of patrons arrive at the top of the hour--i.e., 12-12:30pm. This type of schedule keeps the building at a low capacity, keeps Limited Stacks Service and Library To-Go Window Service manageable by two library staff, and gives the library staff enough time to clean every hour per CDC and PA Dept of Health regulations. As the weeks progress, the library hopes to add more Limited Stacks days/times to the week. Library staff will continue offering virtual library services and programming and will maintain the Library To-Go Window service until the library is fully operational. Library To-Go Window service has been very successful! In June 2020 1,115 patrons accessed library materials and services at the window, and the library staff distributed 345 USDA summer snacks and 74 Library To-Go Kits to children at the Library To-Go Window.

The library staff moved the furniture inside the library so that it is either put away or 6ft apart. 6ft Social Distancing signs and floor marks are present. All the toys and puzzles have been temporarily removed. Children will have to stay with their adults so that the adults can manage what they touch. The Community Room will not be available for public use, the library staff needs the room for extra furniture, Library To-Go Window service, and quarantine procedures. There are five public computers available (three in the adult computer areas, one in Young Adult, and one in Children's). "Yuck Bins" have been placed in front of library shelf end caps. Yuck Bins are for library materials that patrons handle, but do not want to borrow. “Yuck Bin” library materials cannot return to circulation until they are quarantined. Pens will be given to patrons to keep and will not be returned to a community pen cup.

Patrons will not be permitted entry to the library without a nose and mouth covering mask (PA Dept of Health regulation for Small Business). Patrons who cannot or will not wear a mask have the option to be served at the Library To-Go Window. A sign on the interior door of the library will direct patrons to:
● Mask On
● Wash Up
● Enter at Appointment Time
● Spread Out
● Exit at Appointment Time
● No Appointment? Please knock or call for assistance
Patrons may either wash their hands with soap/water in the public restrooms or use the hand sanitizer station near the interior door before entering the library. Additional hand sanitizing stations are in the main library.

Library materials and services that will remain unavailable in Phase 3 Limited Stacks:
● Newspapers
● Toys, games, puzzles, Play K Kits, Block Party Kits, stuffed animals, puppets, STEM kits and backpacks
● Access to the Community Room
● Access to the foyer on the corner of Maple/Pine Streets
● Indoor library programs or meetings
● Access to library materials currently in return bins, Yuck Bins, and quarantine

Questions or concerns may be directed to Library Director, Mary Grace Collier-Kisler:
(814) 642-9210 or swsmith@swsmithlibrary.org. Patrons may call (814) 642-9210 to schedule their Limited Stacks entrance appointment. The S.W. Smit Memorial Public Library is looking forward to welcoming patrons back into the library!

Disclaimer: The PA Department of Health, PA Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library Director and Library Board of Trustees have the authority to change the type of library services provided at any time to protect the health of the library staff, patrons, and community. Library Staff will follow all CDC and PA Department of Health COVID-19 health and safety regulations.
The S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library is a non-partisan organization.

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July 31st may be the last day the town pool is open.
" CAMERON CO, Pa (WJAC) — The Cameron County High School pool opened earlier this month, after delays related to the pandemic and ongoing repairs. While the pool is currently open, there's a possibility it could close at the end of the month due to a leak that was found in the deep end.
The Cameron County School Board and local water department will decide the pool's fate if the leak is not properly fixed. 
 "The school board and the water company will make the ultimate decision. Due to the cost of the amount of water going in it, and the fact that the amount of water it’s pulling from the water company, at this point, the way we are leaking, we're figuring July 31st will be our last day.
" Staff says the decades-old swimming area is a staple in the county and is a safe haven for children and their families.""

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