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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Coudersport Fire & Ambulance To Black Hole Road for Snowmobile Accident Victim


 At 11:20 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. and EMS has been called to Black Hole Road near Kaple Hill Road in Summit Township for a 23 year old male victim of a snowmobile accident. The patient is being transported to UPMC Cole by ambulance.

Ground Hog Day To Be Virtual This Year; Watch It Live


 

Potter County Commissioners Resolution Number 1 Of 2021



 

Minor Injuries In Two Vehicle Crash On RT. 6 In Coudersport Boro


 

No Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On RT. 49 In Harrison TWP.


 

Williamsport Woman Arrested For Drug Possession In Ulysses TWP.


 

Coudersport PSP Are Seeking Information For An Assault


 

Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine: Just the Facts

By Donald M. Yealy, MD
Emergency Medicine, UPMC

Many questions exist about COVID-19 vaccines, and myths continue to circulate. The first step to answering questions, and dispelling myths, is understanding how the vaccines work and affect the body. 
The COVID-19 vaccines currently available are mRNA vaccines, which means they do not contain live virus. Instead, these vaccines use a small instruction – the mRNA – to teach the body to respond to a part or parts of the virus. This generates an immune response, allowing the body to develop antibodies and immunity cells that recognize the virus and provide protection.

You cannot get COVID-19 from this type of vaccine – there is no virus in the vaccine. 
These vaccines were produced quickly, but with excellent science and rigorous evaluation. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines both decrease serious COVID-19 infection rates in clinical trials by about 95% a week after the second dose. This is an impressive statistic for any vaccine.
While both vaccines have been authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are some caveats. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone with a history of anaphylaxis or severe allergies talk with their physician before getting the vaccines currently available, and anyone who had an anaphylactic reaction (that is, immediate severe breathing and fainting/near fainting events that needed advanced medical care) to the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine should not receive the second dose. Other reactions, much more common, do not preclude you from being vaccinated.

Women who are pregnant or lactating can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as can people who were previously infected with COVID-19; again, discuss this with your doctor first. If you had a positive COVID-19 infection and were treated with either monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait for 90 days to receive the vaccine. Otherwise, once you recover from a COVID 19 infection – or any infection – you could receive the vaccine, though your immunity is likely good.

The most common side effects are muscle aches, fatigue, soreness at the injection site, headache and fever— but these typically persist for only one to three days following vaccination. 

There is no evidence of COVID-19 vaccines causing fertility problems, and serious allergic reactions are very rare. If you are concerned you may have a reaction, talk to your physician. Additionally, the COVID-19 vaccine will not alter your genetic composition.

To see an end to this pandemic, a large percentage of the population needs to be immunized against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated achieves that much more safely than infection followed by recovery. Get vaccinated and tell all you know to do the same. The strongest immunity occurs at about seven days after receiving the second dose. 

Even after vaccination, it is crucial to continue masking, distancing and hand washing as increasing numbers of people are vaccinated.

UPMC is eager to vaccinate more people in the communities we serve, and we have the infrastructure, staff, and clinics to do so. When we are notified that more vaccine is on its way to support these efforts, we will engage our patients and the public, providing clear instruction on how to request vaccination. 
It bears repeating that the most effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19 continues to be masking, distancing and handwashing. 

Stay informed of the status of COVID-19 vaccination at UPMC by visiting UPMC.com/COVIDvaccine or calling  1-833-299-4359. 

Dr. Donald Yealy is UPMC’s senior medical director and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh.

Jay Township Fire Dept. Dispatched For Vehicle Crash


At 5:25 PM on Saturday, Jay Township Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a vehicle crash with 2 injuries.

HG SEEKS PEOPLE INTERESTED IN PERFORMING IN 30-MINUTE PLAYS FOR PRE-RECORDED SERIES; NO MEMORIZATION REQUIRED

Hamilton-Gibson Productions has announced a new series of script dialogues to be presented on Zoom weekly beginning in February.

All performances will be “staged readings” so no memorization is required. There will be a few zoomed rehearsals and then one recording session at the Deane Center in Wellsboro. "The plays selected will range from gentle comedies to challenging dramas as well as poignant monologues," said Thomas Putnam, artistic director for the Wellsboro-baed community performing arts group. "Cast size for each will be minimal, usually not more than three people. Characters will represent a wide range of ages, and we are encouraging those of all races, faiths, genders and political affiliations to participate," Putnam said.

“We've been exploring ways to produce live theatre and provide opportunities for people to interact safely,” said Putnam. “This series is a hybrid of sorts. The basic plan is that we will record a 30-minute play or a few shorter plays totaling 30 minutes and present the play or plays on Zoom on a Saturday and Sunday. We may be presenting as many as eight different pre-taped 30-minute shows. Following each presentation, there will be an opportunity for those who have joined the Zoom call to talk about the script or performance with the cast, director and others on the call. It feels like a viable solution to what we can do with live theatre in our community with safety guidelines in place," said Putnam. 

Anyone interested in being part of one of the 30-minute shows can call Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com for more information. 

Westfield, Clymer Fire Depts. Dispatched for a Chimney Fire


 At 5:00 PM on Saturday, Westfield & Clymer Fire Depts, have been dispatched to 46 Stiles Road in Sabinsville for a chimney fire. Building has been evacuated.

5:51 PM--FIRE IS OUT.

Foster Township Police Seeking Information On Stolen White Jeep

 


Allegany County Health Dept. Reports 26 More Covid 19 Cases Saturday

 


Ridgway Dispatched For Structure Fire

 


At 4:20 PM on Saturday, Ridgway Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a chimney fire on East Main Street near Bootjack Hill.

Derrick City Fire Dept and Bradford City Ambulance were Dispatched to a one car rollover accident on Rt. 219 at the Bolivar Drive exit.


 On January 30, at 3:58 pm Derrick City Fire Dept and Bradford City Ambulance were Dispatched to a one car rollover accident on Rt. 219 at the Bolivar Drive exit.

The Armanini Report by PA Rep. Mike Armanini

 

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The Armanini Report
Friday, January 29, 2021
  
The latest news from the State Capitol
 
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This email includes:
  •   My Thoughts on Gov. Wolf’s Priorities
  •   COVID-19 Vaccine Update
  •   Important Unemployment Assistance News
  •   House Committee Continues Election Reviews
  •   Giving You A Voice in Emergency Declarations
  •   Standing Up for Local Restaurants
  •   Investing in Education
  •   CDL Licenses for Veterans
 
 
My Thoughts on Gov. Wolf’s Priorities

 

I'm curious as to why Gov. Tom Wolf announced his legislative agenda Thursday, five days before doing the exact same thing in his address to the state Legislature. Nevertheless, here are some of my thoughts on his wish list:

$12 Minimum Wage - I am not opposed to an eventual increase in Pennsylvania's minimum wage. My simple questions to Gov. Wolf would be, "Why now?" and "How does a business that has fewer customers and less revenue coming through its doors (due to COVID-19) pay a higher wage to the relative few employees it can manage to keep on staff ?" This is fantasy league economics.

Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis - I am personally against legalizing recreational use of marijuana, and while I am in the first months of my first term in office, I feel I've spoken to enough constituents to know the majority of the people I represent feel the same way.

Natural Gas Severance Tax - I know this is not the governor's first such request. Fact - every piece of legislation needs 102 votes in the House and 26 votes in the Senate to get to his desk. I'm not sure his proposal has the necessary legislative support.

We already impose an impact "tax" - which is mistakenly labeled a "fee" - as part of Act 13 of 2012, and I'm always concerned when I hear a government entity tell someone they aren't contributing enough money and then say they know how much their "fair share" should be.

Also, much like my thoughts on a minimum age increase, I'm following the money trail. If a natural gas company is asked to pay more, the consumer will inevitably be asked to do likewise. When there's less coming in, how does a taxpayer pay more?
 
 
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
 
 

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination plans to provide immediate eligibility to individuals age 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the CDC, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus.

The decision is based on updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The state is currently in Phase 1A of its plan, which initially focused on health care providers, EMS personnel and people living or working in congregate care facilities.

For additional information on the updated criteria, to determine eligibility or find a vaccine provider, click here.
 
 
Important Unemployment Assistance News
 
 

My offices continue to be inundated with questions, concerns and complaints related to unemployment compensation. I share your concern and frustration as this method of doing “the people’s business” is unsatisfactory, even in extreme circumstances

Last Wednesday, the House Labor and Industry Committee held a public hearing to update the status of Pennsylvania’s backlog of unemployment compensation claims. If you missed the hearing, please click here to watch a recording of the event.

Meanwhile, the state Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) has announced payments for the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program in the new federal CARES Act have resumed.

According to L&I:  
  •   As of Sunday, Jan. 24, you can file for the additional 11 claim weeks during your biweekly cycle.
  •   If you had some of your original 13 weeks left over on Dec. 26, you will also receive the additional 11 weeks on Sunday.
  •   If you were being paid on Pennsylvania’s Extended Benefits (EB) program before Dec. 26, you MUST complete your EB benefits before the additional 11 weeks of PEUC can be added to your claim.
  •   You will automatically receive the extra $300 weekly Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation – you do not need to take any action to get this boost.

PEUC provides additional claim weeks to workers who have exhausted their regular Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits. Claimants are automatically enrolled in PEUC after they have reached their maximum claim weeks for UC. More information about the program and other unemployment benefit updates are available here.
 
 
House Committee Continues Election Review
 
 

This Thursday, Feb. 4, the House State Government Committee will discuss election audits with the Office of the Auditor General as part of its series of election oversight hearings that will examine House members’ concerns.

Here is the tentative schedule of future hearings with topics:

  •   Feb. 11: Review of Election Audits.
  •   Feb. 25: Voter registration.
  •   March 4: Certification of voting machines.
  •   March 11: Operation of voting machines with demonstrations.
  •   March 18: Mail-in and absentee ballots.
  •   March 25: Contracted vendors.
  •   April 8: Election integrity and accessibility policies.
  •   April 15: Overview of how other states conduct elections.
  •   April 22: Stakeholders.
  •   April 29: Proposed election legislation and member testimony.
  •   May 5: Any further election matters.

While I am not a member of the committee, I will be streaming the hearings through my website, www.RepMikeArmanini.com.

If you missed Thursday’s hearing on the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE) System, the election management system and other election information technology, please click here to watch a recording of the event.
 
 
Giving You a Voice in Emergency Declarations
 
 

Pennsylvanians could soon have a say in the duration of disaster emergencies declared by the governor under legislation approved in the House this week.

House Bill 55 proposes to amend the state Constitution by limiting emergency declarations by a governor to a maximum of 21 days. Extending a declaration beyond that time would require legislative approval, thereby ensuring the voices of our citizens – through their elected lawmakers – are fully represented.

The proposal comes at a time when the state is under two long-term disaster emergency declarations: one regarding the opioid crisis, which has been in place for more than three years, and the other regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been going on for more than 10 months.

Executive powers to declare emergencies are sometimes needed to free up resources for an immediate response to situations such as natural disasters. They should not be used to circumvent the state Constitution, the separation of powers or – most importantly – the will of the people for extended periods of time.

The measure also proposes additional constitutional amendments:
  •   Prohibiting the denial or abridgement of equality of rights on the basis of race and ethnicity by adding it to the Declaration of Rights section of the Pennsylvania Constitution.
  •   Clarifying that a resolution terminating or extending a disaster emergency declaration need not be presented to the governor for signature.

With final approval by the House and Senate in the second consecutive legislative session, these constitutional amendment proposals could go before the voters in a referendum on the May 18 primary election ballot.
 
 
Standing Up for Local Restaurants


On Wednesday, the House Commerce Committee, of which I am a member, conducted a hearing with the Pennsylvania restaurant industry to discuss how COVID-19 mitigation efforts have affected their businesses and how the legislature could help them recover from their devastating losses.

Please click here to watch a recording of that meeting.
 
 
Investing in Education


Congratulations to the Ridgway Area School District on its successful application for a food safety grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The money is targeted for the high school's combination oven, and the grant is for more than $14,000.

The grant process can be a tedious and challenging one to navigate, and I'm glad to see the district's hard work pay off.

All applicants had to be participants in the National School Lunch Program. Funding for the grants is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and use of them is restricted to purchasing or upgrading equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves, and dishwashers.
 
 
CDL Licenses for Veterans

 

The state is no longer requiring residents who are current and former military members and who operated a commercial vehicle while serving our country to take a knowledge test when applying for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

The waiver applies to CDL applicants who wish to operate vehicles similar to those they operated in the military and have at least two years of experience operating a commercial motor vehicle as part of their military job requirements.

Please click here for more information.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE FREE ASTRONOMICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF 2021 VIRTUAL PROGRAM BEING HELD FRIDAY, FEB. 5

Those who want to learn about the spectacular stargazing events coming up in this area in 2021 are invited to register now at events.dcnr.pa.gov for the "Astronomical Highlights of 2021."  This free 30-minute virtual program is being held on Friday, Feb. 5 from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Find out what to look for and when in the night sky, from meteor showers, to planetary conjunctions and even a lunar eclipse. Park staff will highlight only the best events that will be visible in the Northeastern United States, including this area. Also provided will be viewing tips for people of all ages from their own backyards. The short presentation, complete with visuals of what people might see in the night sky for each event, will be followed by an open Question & Answer session.

This program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. It will NOT take place face-to-face in Cherry Springs State Park, which is 12 miles from Galeton and 15 miles from Coudersport in Potter County. No in-person programs are being held at any Pennsylvania state park until after March 31.

For more information, call Tim Morey at 570-724-8561 or email tmorey@pa.gov.

Potter County Coroner Praises Fire & Ambulance Volunteers

 Kevin Dusenbury Potter County Coroner

Thank you...two small words that do not say enough.  

As your Coroner, our office works with every fire department and ambulance company in the county. These tireless volunteers do what many can not or would not.  They respond at every hour--day or night--danger faces them as they leave their homes and families.  The volume of calls they are responding to have risen enormously.

Please keep these volunteers in your prayers.  If you are able, please think about becoming a member of one of these organizations to help your community.

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched To Sweden Valley Manor


 At 1:05 PM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance was called to Sweden Valley Manor for a patient to go to UPMC Cole.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to Powerhouse Road


 At 1:01 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to Powerhouse Road for a patient with difficulty breathing.

Multiple Fire Companies Dispatched For Calf Barn Fire in Burns


Canaseraga, Arkport, Nunda, Short Tract and Dansville dispatched for a structure fire of a calf barn at 1003 Freiner road in the Town of Burns. Reported fully involved.

William L. Poorman, 82, of Port Allegany, PA


William L. Poorman

William L. Poorman, 82, of Port Allegany, PA, passed away Saturday, (January 30, 2021) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, PA.

 Arrangements under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Rotarian Ruth Sallade Accomplishes Coudersport Rotary Club's Annual Dictionary Distribution Even During A Pandemic


Letter from the Coudersport Elementary School Principal
*Good afternoon.*

I wanted to reach out and thank you for donating dictionaries to our third graders this year.  Even though the ongoing pandemic has changed a lot of what we can do with our kids this year, it is great to have the continued support of our local Rotary Club.

We had our Rotary dictionary distribution program last Friday.  Because of the need for social distancing, we had to move it to the cafeteria this year.  Even though the venue and program were different, the kids were still as excited and appreciative as they usually are.  Mrs. Rebecca Jones and Mr. Nick McIntire facilitated the program.  We missed having you and your crew in, but those two did a nice job.



Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library reopens with new service offered on Monday, February 1st

The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is excited to announce that we will be reopening to the public, and thanks to a generous grant will now be able to offer Faxing Services to the public. 

After careful consideration, the Library will reopen to the public on Monday, February 1, with a strict 1 HOUR PER PATRON policy for all activities. Mask wearing continues to be mandatory in the building at all times. 

Additionally, thanks to a generous grant from The George A. and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation, the library acquired a new multifunctional copy center. This center now allows the library to offer faxing services to the general public. 

Faxing costs are $2.00 for a single page fax, and $1 for each additional page being sent. The Library will not charge patrons for a fax cover sheet or a confirmation printout.  

We can also now offer color copies for pages up to 11x17 for the same cost as our regular copies, $.25 per page.  

“The remaining funds acquired through The George A. and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation will go towards more improvements and upgrades to the library in the coming year,” said Librarian Yelena Kisler. “So definitely look for lots of new great things to come in 2021. We appreciate our patrons’ continued support and cooperation, and look forward to seeing all of you again.”

Fire Ruled Accidental In Fox TWP.


 

Gary P. Foster Named Alumni of the Month by Port Allegany School District

 

We are proud of our alumni legacy. Over the past 180 years, many remarkable individuals have walked through the halls of Port Allegany schools. We think these people have fascinating stories to tell, and we want to share some those stories here with you. May all of our alumni know how honored we are to know you; you are always welcome here at “home.”

Leaving a Legacy

We are very pleased to showcase noteworthy individuals who have left a fine legacy and defined the very essence of what and who we are - those who have made us better simply because they were here.

Gary Foster

Alumni of the Month - Gary P. Foster

Year of Graduation: 1968

What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?

My love of the outdoors and a desire to capture and share what I saw led me to photography. I remember asking my sister Joni if I could borrow her Kodak Instamatic camera and if she would show me how to put the film in and take pictures with it. She did, but the pictures I took did not capture what I had hoped for. So I began reading about how to take better pictures. A little while later, I purchased a used 35mm camera and took a course in photography that gave me a good understanding of the basics along with a foundation to build on. Through practice and learning I became more confident and found myself getting hooked on photography. I knew that this was a career I wanted to pursue. In 1971 it was time to test the waters. In those early days I did mostly black and white outdoor portraits. I also began photographing weddings. In 1974 I opened my first studio on North Brooklynside Road in Port Allegany. That same year I met my wife  Linda. Our first date was a portrait session of her.

Not long after opening the studio, I became a member of several professional photography organizations including the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). I soon began attending seminars and conventions. I had the privilege of studying with numerous masters of photography whose work I had long admired. This, along with entering print competitions, elevated my work to a new level. Since then I have won many regional, state, and national awards including: highest scoring print, two "court of honors" from the Professional Photographers of New York, and have had work chosen to be included in the PPA traveling loan collection, a collection of images representing the best professional photography on a national and international level. Most of my award winning images have been from high school senior and family portrait sessions.

In the early 90's after about 500 weddings over a 23 year period, I decided to phase out weddings and concentrate more on what I enjoyed most. That was portraits, especially high school senior portraits.

In 1996 I received my master of photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America at the national convention held in Orlando Florida. Linda and our two daughters, Cassie and Lindsay, were there with me for the presentation.

After having photographed several thousand area seniors over the years, I continue to enjoy working with this age group. May 2021 will mark 50 years of full-time professional photography for me. I am scheduling fewer sessions now, but have no plans for retiring any time soon. I feel very fortunate that I have been able to follow my passion and do what I love doing throughout my career. I am grateful for my family who have all been supportive and encouraging along the way. I am also grateful for my clients, many who have become friends, that made it all possible.

"Work is only work when you would rather be doing something else". - Dr. Wayne Dyer

Where do you currently live?

Port Allegany, Pennsylvania

Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?

Mr.  Sturga, my art teacher. He had a good sense of humor and was warm, friendly, and caring. It was a good class. Also, Mr. Dann who was my gym teacher. I was not fond of gym class, but I liked Mr. Dann anyways. He had a nice personality and was very kind and caring especially one-on-one. He had known my dad who had gone to the gym to work out on open gym nights.

What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?

Playing guitar with The Changing Tymes, a rock band that Kim Klein and I had formed. We played for some of the school dances in the gym. We did our best trying to sound like my heroes, The Rolling Stones. For some reason we never got a call from the Stones asking us to come and join them (haha). I am envious of fellow alumni Bobby Taylor who had the opportunity to work with the Stones doing their audio.

Gowanda Man Charged With Theft Of A Motor Vehicle In Bradford City


 

St. Marys Ambulance Dispatched To Police Station For Injured Male


At 10:19 AM on Saturday, St. Marys ambulance is responding to the Police Station for a 33 year old male who was injured after jumping from a window of a local hotel.

Join us this Monday for a virtual Q&A about employment with CONCERN's Mental Health Crisis Program!

 


Luella B. “Red” Riley, 93, of Bradford, PA

Luella B. “Red” Riley

Luella B. “Red” Riley, 93, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at her home.

She was born on April 6, 1927 in Smethport, a daughter of the late Leon and Viola Dickinson Lovell.

On April 10, 1948 in the Methodist Church, Brockway, she married David H. Riley who preceded her in death on July 24, 1998.
 

 She was a member of the former IAS club and a dedicated member of the Salvation Army.  She was also an avid bingo player and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was employed by W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery for several years prior to working for Head Start as an aide and bus driver for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Lovell of Sykesville and Leona McKinney of Bradford and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by one son, three daughters and various siblings and grandchildren.

At the family’s request a private graveside service at Willow Dale Cemetery will be held at their convenience.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Mascho Funeral Home to help defray the cost of her funeral.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

Port Allegany Star Hose Company Signs Contract For New Fire Engine


 Star Hose Company #1

Last evening, members of the apparatus committee met with Joe Wrenn of Glick Fire Equipment to sign a contract for the purchase of a 2021 Pierce Arrow XT pumper. 

This engine will replace the 1988 Pierce which has been in front line service for the past 33 years. 

Many thanks to the committee for their hard work on this project over the last year. This engine was specifically designed to improve our operational efficiency and help us provide the best possible service to our community. 

Look for the new Engine 3 to be on the streets in early 2022!

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce conducting its annual membership drive

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce conducting its annual membership drive.  This year the board of directors held the line on the price of business/organization memberships due to the economic condition of many of the businesses due to Covid-19 mitigation requirements.  The organization is now offering individual memberships for $25.00.  

The chamber has not been immune from financial issues associated with Covid-19.  The artisan center associated with the chamber saw its lowest revenue producing year since it opened 12 years ago, but continues to serve many organizations in the county as a location to sell fundraising items and distribute materials.  

The membership campaign has been delayed due to the work load associated with Covid-19.  Since March the staff has been following news conferences and keeping businesses abreast of the latest mitigation directives.  The Emporium office continues to offer free cloth masks to the public and now face shields and N-95 replaceable filter masks manufactured by Caldwell Corporation.  

Membership information is available online at www.cameroncountychamber.org.  

Mary Elizabeth (Clancy) Wise, 81, Genesee, PA Natiive

Mary Elizabeth (Clancy) Wise

Mary Elizabeth (Clancy) Wise went to be with her loved ones on Jan. 28, 2021.

Born Dec. 25, 1939, Mary grew up in Genesee, Pa., an area also known as “Irish Settlement.” She was very proud of her Irish heritage and never missed a chance to celebrate that identity with friends and family. She was married to Robert C. Wise on March 3, 1962.

Mary attended Lock Haven Teachers College where she earned a degree in English with a minor in French. She taught at several schools in the area including Bucktail, Bald Eagle Nittany, Penns Valley and Lock Haven. In time her family became more important and she retired selflessly to raise her children. Read more....

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Launches HuntFishPA: New Mobile-Friendly, Outdoor Recreational Licensing Platform

HARRISBURG, Pa. (January 27) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) are excited to announce the launch of HuntFishPA, the new user-friendly licensing platform for hunters, anglers, and boaters. 

Visitors to www.HuntFish.pa.gov will discover convenient features like personalized dashboards, autorenewal for fishing licenses, and the ability to report game and furbearer harvests as required.  Users who visit the agencies’ websites – www.pgc.pa.gov and www.fishandboat.com – for their licensing and other needs will be seamlessly directed to the new system.  HuntFishPA replaces the previous Pennsylvania Automatic Licensing System (PALS) platform known as The Outdoor Shop.

HuntFishPA provides outdoor enthusiasts with a modern and streamlined platform to purchase hunting and fishing licenses, launch permits, boat registration renewals, lotteries, draws, and permits – on any device, at any time.  The platform also offers Harvest Reporting, 24/7 call center support, and a seamless transition for license holders who previously used the PALS system.  Prior users will simply need to log in as they’ve done in the past with existing credentials.  All profile, license, and past purchase information has been transferred to HuntFishPA. 

“During a time when so many Pennsylvanians are enjoying the great outdoors, the launch of this new and improved system ensures that getting your required licenses is as simple and convenient as possible,” said Tim Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.  “We think users will appreciate the modern look and features we have included to make the purchase of your licenses fast and easy, so you can spend more time out on the water or in the woods.”

Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans echoed those comments.

“Today’s hunters, trappers, and anglers look for convenience in securing the licenses they need, and they want that process to be as easy and hassle-free as possible,” Burhans said. “HuntFishPA was developed to help meet those demands, helping ensure your next license purchase will be the best you ever experienced.”

The PGC and PFBC partnered with digital government solutions firm NIC Inc., to develop and manage HuntFishPA’s licensing platform and secure payment system.  NIC has 20 years of experience in outdoor licensing solutions across 11 states, including Wisconsin, Mississippi, Alabama, Maine, and South Carolina, in addition to extensive expertise in managing digital government services and secure payment processing solutions.

For customers who prefer to purchase hunting and fishing licenses in person, the HuntFishPA platform is available at 750 issuing agent locations, including bait shops, convenience stores, sporting goods retailers, and Walmart.  Retail customers can buy their licenses the same way as they have in the past and have licenses printed at the time of purchase.  Customers will notice that their new fishing and hunting licenses purchased in a store will be printed on durable green paper, replacing the yellow license color that was used previously.

 

HuntFishPA’s New Features and Enhanced Functionality

Enhanced user experience with a clean, modern design
Streamlined content and screen flow to enable fast, easy-to-process transactions
Customer account and dashboard displays specific information for each customer, including past license purchases and items eligible for purchase
“Quick Order” option displays past license purchases for a quick and easy sale, so customers don’t have to remember what they previously purchased or search for items
The system will automatically recommend related add-on items as a customer makes a purchase
Username and password setup for customers to quickly access their accounts
Guest checkout feature allows customers to purchase vouchers and magazine subscriptions without an account or being logged into the system
Merchandise sales are made through the system
Harvest reporting is completed through the system
24/7 phone customer service support is available for users
Agent locator is featured to identify nearby walk-in retail locations
 

Additional New Feature for Fishing and Boating Licensees and Permits

Auto-renewal option for customers to automatically purchase next year’s licenses and permits
 

Additional New Feature for Game Licensees

Provides CWD results on reported harvests
 

Instructional videos are available to guide users through their purchases using HuntFishPA:

The Elk County Democratic Committee will host it's monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd

The Elk County Democratic Committee will host it's monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 starting at 7:30pm. Because of current COVID-19 concerns, the meeting will be held virtually via either phone-call or Zoom Meeting. All area Democrats are encouraged to participate. Committee members are required to attend or be excused. Elk County Democratic candidates for township, borough, city and school board positions for the upcoming Primary are encouraged to participate as well. 

The Committee has numerous resources to assist candidates during the upcoming petition process as well as throughout their campaigns. They will also be discussing PA House Bill 38, the judicial gerrymandering bill where Republicans are attempting to force a referendum on the upcoming ballot to amend the state constitution. The Committee also anticipates several candidates for PA Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Court to join the call. Those interested in joining the meeting may request credentials by phone at (814) 636-1030 or e-mail at chair@elkdems.com.

Roulette Ambulance to Main Street


 At 9:38 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to the 100 block of Main Street for a female with AMS.

Port Allegany Dispatched For Fall Victim Outside


At 5:40 am on Saturday, Port Allegany fire and ambulance dispatched to Katherine Street for a female fallen outside with possibly serious injuries.

Sharon TWP. Is Taking Bids For A 2010 - F350 with Fisher Plow and Saltdogg Salt/Sand Spreader