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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Mark Nale Takes A Closer Look At Marcellus Shale's Impact On Environment

Woods & waters: Taking a closer look at Marcellus shale’s impact on environment

by Mark Nale, who lives in the Bald Eagle Valley, is president of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association. He can be reached at MarkAngler@aol.com.
Centre Daily Times

The sound and beauty of water cascading into a boulder-lined pool on Mine Hole Run, a Class A Wild Trout Stream, was contrasted with the noise of a Marcellus shale drilling rig and gas-related land disturbances almost everywhere one looked. The sad thing is that both of these sights and sounds were occurring on “our” state forest land in the Pine Creek Valley.

Trout Unlimited hosted six members of the outdoor press in Slate Run, Lycoming County on October 5-6. It was part of TU’s media outreach program — to make more people aware of pressing environmental issues. One member of the press attended from New York, one from western Maryland and four, including this writer, were from Pennsylvania. They included newspaper writers and photographers, radio show hosts, bloggers and the publisher of the online Hatch magazine.

Read more here:

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 10:32 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

News From Senator Pat Toomey

Senator Toomey

Fighting For Consumer Choice And Fixing The President's Broken Promise On Health Plans

"If you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan." That's what the President told us about his health care law. As NBC News has reported, that is not the case. This week, I sponsored a bill to allow Americans who like their health care plans to keep them. With Sen. Ron Johnson, I have introduced the "If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act."
The President's promise that those satisfied with their health care would not see a change in coverage was critical to selling it to the American people and to convincing Congressional Democrats to vote for it. The President made that promise repeatedly. That promise unfortunately has been broken. I have heard from many Pennsylvanians that their plans will be voided. Millions of other Americans are in the same boat.
I have long opposed the President's health care law and believe it cannot be fixed. However, I understand we cannot repeal or defund it as long as Democrats control the Senate and President Obama - who signed it into law - resides in the While House. But we can eliminate some of the most egregious parts. And we should hold the President accountable to the promises he made when attempting to sell this monstrosity to the American people.

Announcing Nearly $2 Million For Esperanza in Philadelphia
I am excited to announce that the Justice Department has awarded a $1,999,571 grant to Esperanza, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization that works with clergy, churches, and community leaders to strengthen the Hispanic community. I was happy to write a letter of support for their Multi-State Mentoring Initiative grant application in May, and I am glad to see that their need has been recognized.
These funds will be used to continue an innovative mentoring program which will help at-risk and underserved children from low income communities reach their potential. I commend Esperanza for their good work and wish them congratulations on this award.
"We are deeply appreciative of Sen. Toomey's support of our proposal," said Reverend Luis Cortés, Jr., President of Esperanza. "We know, based on best practice research, that children do better academically and socially when they have the presence of a caring mentor in their lives . . . We are grateful for the opportunity to make a positive contribution in the lives of Hispanic and other minority young people, and we look forward to the positive impact we will see over the next two years."

Protecting Consumers From Wasteful EPA Mandates
I have called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lessen the renewable fuel standard (RFS) that refiners must meet when manufacturing gasoline - and to do so in a timely manner.    
According to federal law, every November, the EPA must announce a sensible RFS mandate for the upcoming calendar year. Unfortunately, the EPA failed to meet this responsibility last year when it ignored the deadline and increased the RFS mandate on gasoline manufacturers. This led to increased compliance costs for many Pennsylvania employers, including refineries located in Southeast Pennsylvania.
The EPA's failure to follow the law last year put many good-paying jobs in Southeast Pennsylvania in jeopardy. I urge the EPA to follow federal law and announce the RFS for 2014 in a timely manner. Additionally, I encourage the EPA to establish standards that ease unnecessary burdens on employers and consumers across our commonwealth. The RFS requires fuel suppliers to blend millions of gallons of biofuels - most often corn ethanol - into the nation's gasoline supplies. It drives up gas prices, increases food costs, damages car engines, and harms the environment. This Washington mandate is anything but sensible.
I support repealing the RFS. Earlier this year, I co-authored a bipartisan bill and offered an amendment in efforts to eliminate this costly mandate.
You can read my letter to the EPA here.

PDA News

Nov. 1, 2013
Message from George Greig
Secretary of Agriculture
It takes an early start and the best care along the way to ensure next year’s crop is successful. Farmers know the next generation isn’t ready overnight. A decade of being involved with FFA, helped give me the skills to become a successful farmer, as it has prepared many others. The National FFA Organization, as it is now known, develops future leaders, who most often take roles in the ag industry. More than 55,000 of those future leaders are gathering in Louisville, Ky, this weekend for the National FFA Convention. Nearly 1,000 of them will be from PA. I’m proud of them, especially PDA’s  Dep. Sec. Mathew Meals, who received his honorary American FFA Degree this morning on the national stage. Everyone gathered shares a passion for the ag industry, shaped throughout their FFA careers. Like the FFA motto reads in part, they’ve learned to do and are living to serve. They are ag’s next generation, raised with care and nearly ready to take the reins of our industry. As PDA is preserving farmland, transitioning farms and  helping producers access operating capital, FFA and others are providing our industry with young leaders who are ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. We’re in good hands.


DLEO Enforcing Law, Protecting Man's Best Friend
PDA's Dog Law Enforcement Office is aggressively enforcing PA's dog laws and protecting the well-being of dogs and puppies across the state. Kennel inspections, sales of licenses and issuance of citations and misdemeanors have increased over 2012 figures. Exec. Dep. Sec. Michael Pechart presented the figures as part of the Dog Law Advisory Board meeting Wednesday.
 
Largest Harness Horse Auction Returns to Farm Show
Buyers from across the nation and world return to Harrisburg next week for the annual Standardbred Horse Sale, which sells about $50 million in top-quality harness horses each year. More than 2,000 top-quality harness horses are up for bid Monday through Saturday at the Farm Show Complex. Last week’s Breeders Crown Championships, held at Pocono Downs, demonstrated the quality of PA genetics that will sell next week, as seven out of 12 race winners were PA-sired.

FDA Releases Proposed FSMA Animal Feed Rules
A new FDA rule lists regulations that will impact the animal feed industry through the Food Safety Modernization Act. Titled Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals, the rule will require some manufacturers to have written plans to monitor procedures that minimize feed risks.

Structure Fire Call In East Smethport Is A Cantrolled Burn

Structure Fire Call In East Smethport Is A Cantrolled Burn
At 9:57 PM on Saturday, Smethport and Port Allegany were dispatched to a possible structure fire at Myra's Restaurant. Further information revealed that it was a controlled burn by Duffy's in that area.
Fire units were RECALLED.

This dog was found on Arnold Avenue in Port Allegany today

This dog was found on Arnold Avenue in Port Allegany today. 

 Sonia Young Owner has been found thx

Rollover Crash Injures Two On Rt. 6 Near Port Allegany Friday Afternoon

EMS and Firefighters from Port Allegany work to stabilize and transport two victims of a car crash Friday afternoon. Two helicopters transported the victims from a nearby landing zone. Photo by Bud Hoover.
Two Bradford residents were flown to UMPC Hamot in Erie for treatment of injuries received in a rollover motor vehicle crash Friday afternoon at 5:17 PM on US Rt. 6, 2 miles west of Port Allegany.

Aaron L. Teeter, 35, of Bradford, PA, the driver of a 2001 Pontiac Grand AM, suffered a modrate injury according to Trooper Frederick Burns, who investigated. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Donna J. Bloomfield, 35, of Bradford, PA, his passenger, was wearing a safety belt. Troopers said she suffered minor injuries.

Trooper Burns said the vehicle was traveling west on US 6 when the operator was distracted as he leaned over to pick up a cigarette, and lost control of th4e car. The vehicle left the east berm and slid down an embankment and overturned onto the roof. Teeter was cited for Roadways Laned For Traffic.

Tools Stolen In Recent Burglary Of Shed

* ALERT * ALERT * ALERT *
Our tool shed was burglarized. If you see anyone selling the following tools, or hear of anything, PLEASE notify us or call the police.

Rigid Table Saw 10" (orange)
Makita Miter Box (blue)
Lincoln 155 Mig Welder 220V (red)
Auto Darkening helmet (black)
Welder stand (blue)
Welding clamps
Welding Tank
Ryobi 13" Planer (blue)
Battery Charger (black)
Mechanics 3 drawer Tool Box (black) full of mechanics tools, wrenches, sockets, etc.
May be more items as we are currently going through our shed

Coudersport Halloween Parade

Coudersport Halloween Parade

Entrants in the Coudersport Halloween parade Saturday had some real judges. Senior Judge John Leete (on left) and President Judge Steven Minor (on right) look over the marchers as they pass by on a rainy afternoon. Photo copyright by Tim Walck.

  Hi Jim,


I wanted to share a link to the halloween parade photos.

View/Buy: http://www.timwalckphotography.com/Events/Parades/2013-Coudersport-Halloween-Parad

Facebook: www.facebook.com/timwalckphotography

It was a bit cold, but we had a great turn-out with lots of fantastic costumes!

Thanks!

Tim W

Tim Walck Photography
www.timwalckphotography.com
tim@timwalckphotography.com
Coudersport PA 16915
(814) 260-0323

Fox Township Fire Dept. Acknowledges Line of Duty Death Of Firefighter Blaine "Skeeter" Wildnauer, Jr.


Take a ride on the Tioga Central Railroad and get an exclusive tour of the Presidential Car

Tioga Central Railroad & Presidential Car

Tioga Central Railroad & Presidential Car

Posted on: 9:00 am, November 2, 2013, by Paul Epsom and Doug Engle, updated on: 11:31am, November 2, 2013

Take a ride on the Tioga Central Railroad and get an exclusive tour of the Presidential Car, which transported Presidents Coolidge, Roosevelt and Hoover.


Enjoy a mouth-watering fall feast created by Chef Shannon Mosher aboard the Tioga Central Railroad. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/floydsfood
Contact:  Chef Mosher Floyd’s catering floydsfood@hotmail.com.

Read more at WNEP....

Mary Lou Fanton, 78, of 3355 Madison Hill, Wellsville, NY

Mary Lou Fanton
Mary Lou Fanton, 78, of 3355 Madison Hill, Wellsville, NY,  passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Jones Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born September 3, 1935 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Eugene and Catherine (Millburn) Horn. On May 16, 1954 in Wellsville she married Gene Fanton who survives.

Mary Lou was a 1953 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was first employed at Air Pre-Heater Company in Wellsville and after moving to San Diego, California she worked at Sears in Chula Vista, California. When the family returned to Wellsville she was employed at the First Trust Union Bank and for many years at Burrows Furniture. She was a member of the Christian Temple, where she loved singing in the choir. She was also a Lady Elk and was an avid bowler with the Wellsville Woman's Bowling League.

Mary Lou had a distinctive laugh and a pleasant personality that brighten the day of everyone she met. In high school she was president of the Student Council, a cheerleader and the Prom Queen. She loved music and was a loving mother to her four boys. She never forgot to acknowledge her grandchildren and great grandchildren's birthdays.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Gene Fanton Jr., Carl (Kim) Fanton of Wellsville and Jim (Denise) Fanton of Belmont, 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, one sister, Shirley (John) Giopulos of Wellsville, two sisters-in-law, Dorothea Heers of Wellsville and Beverly Rahr of California as well as several nieces & nephews. 

She was predeceased by a son, Bill Fanton, a grandson, Carl Fanton Jr., a great grandson, Michael Fanton and a sister, Cate Horn Tomah.

Friends called on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral was Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Christian Temple in Wellsville with Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorial donations, in lieu of flowers to the Christian Temple. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Why Texting-While-Driving Bans Don't Work

Why Texting-While-Driving Bans Don't Work

—By Benjy Hansen-Bundy
|Mother Earth

Lost in the clamor for stricter distracted-driving laws, a study from April 2013 found discouraging patterns in the relationship between texting bans and traffic fatalities.
Drivers might dial back their texting when they hear about a ban, but after they succumb to the urge once or twice and get away with it, they determine it's okay and keep doing it.

As one might expect, single occupant vehicle crashes dip noticeably when a state legislature enacts a texting and driving ban. But the change is always short-lived, according to this study, which examined data from every state except Alaska from 2007 through 2010. Within months, the accident rate typically returned to pre-ban levels.

The researchers, Rahi Abouk and Scott Adams of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, attribute this pattern to the "announcement effect," when drivers adjust their behavior to compensate for a perceived law enforcement threat—only to return to old habits when enforcement appears ineffectual. In other words, drivers might dial back their texting when they hear about a ban, but after they succumb to the urge once or twice and get away with it, they determine it's okay and keep doing it.  Read more....

Donald R. Anjeski, 66, of Port Allegany, PA

Donald R. Anjeski
Donald R. Anjeski, 66, of Port Allegany, PA, died Thursday (October 31, 2013) in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

He was born Sept. 21, 1947 in Tallahassee, FL, a son of Elmer A. and Florence Prisbylla Anjeski. On Sept. 17, 1983, in Port Allegany, PA, he married Rebecca A. Kinney, who survives.

Mr. Anjeski served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam from 1966 to 1970. He was a general contractor and owned and operated Anjeski Construction.

He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends in the outdoors. He especially loved his dog "Shadow".

In addition to his wife, he is survived by

one daughter, whom he adored: Brittany (Boe) Fogel of Dillon, MT

one sister: Sharon (Jon) Crisp of Pittsburgh, PA

three nephews: J.B. (Lori) Crisp, Steve Crisp, and Josh (Jorni) Kinney

one niece: Denise (Michael) Hughes

and several grand nieces and grand nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 6-7 P.M. at the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany. A memorial service will begin immediately following the visitation at 7 P.M., in the church, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Port Allegany. 

Military Honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard at the Church.

Memorials may be made to the Port Allegany Ambulance Service. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

Car On Fire On Tilt Bed Truck On Main Street In Kersey

VEHICLE FIRE-VEHICLE
Address: 458 MAIN ST
City: FOX
Cross Streets: SHEELEY RD * LOVERS LN

HOLD IN QUARTERS--FIRE IS OUT

Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD
11/2/2013 11:48:07 AM

Activated Fire Alarm In Jones Township

ACTIVATED ALARM-RESIDENTIAL
Address: 2086 MAPLE LN
City: JONES
Cross Streets: RUSH RD * SWAMP CREEK RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 6 FD
11/2/2013 11:29:31 AM

12:09 PM--ALL ELK COMPANY 6 UNITS RETURNING TO QUARTERS

Time Change Tonight

DuBois Fire Department added a new photo.

2 Vehicle Crash On Old Kersey Road With Injuries/Road Closed

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/INJURIES
Address: 310 OLD KERSEY RD, ON S CURVE BY BLUEBERRY PATCH
City: FOX
Cross Streets: BEAVER LN * ALLIANCE RD
ROAD CLOSED
Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD; FOX TOWNSHIP AMBULANCE; ST. MARYS AMBULANCE
11/2/2013 10:42:17 AM

Local Offices Headline Ballot For Tuesday Election

Local Offices Headline Ballot For Tuesday Election

November 1st, 2013
electionSome of the most influential political offices in the region will be filled in the Tuesday, Nov. 5, municipal election. There are scattered races in boroughs and townships along with many uncontested offices across the county. Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm. There is no requirement for voters to show a state-approved identification card. A preview of the Nov. 5 ballot is available on the county website, pottercountypa.net (click on Elections/Voter Registration).

Sagewood Seeking Interested Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support

Turkey Biscuit Dinner, Bazaar & Bake Sale Sunday At Crandall Hill Community Building In Hebron

Heart’s Desire’s annual Holiday Open House is Saturday, November 2nd from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Downtown Galeton!

Heart’s Desire’s annual Holiday Open House is Saturday, November 2nd from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Downtown Galeton! 

Shop Heart’s Desire for a unique selection of new, vintage and locally made gift and home décor ideas. You’ll be sure to find just the right “one of a find” gift or collectible for all the people on your list. 

While you shop, enjoy live music by Tioga County band “Vernal Pool” featuring Anne & Ciro LoPinto and Bruce Smith. They will be performing Celtic and Appalachian music including traditional Christmas carols, featuring hammered dulcimer, guitar, banjo, Scottish small pipes, upright bass and mandolin from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

As always, there will be complimentary refreshments, and be sure to register for gift certificate drawings. Heart’s Desire is Galeton’s most innovative shopping experience…quality products, affordable pricing and free gift wrapping! Our website is www.visitheartsdesire.com. Like us on Facebook @ hearts desire-potter county.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bail change is made for driver in 6-fatality crash

Bail change is made for driver in 6-fatality crash
 
By Ted Lutz
Staff writer

KANE – A change was made Friday in the bail for Kathleen S. Douglas-- a Kane woman facing manslaughter charges in a horrific Aug. 31 traffic accident that killed six.

Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman said Friday that the bail for Douglas will remain at $750,000. However, the "bail type" is now listed as "unsecured" rather than "monetary."

Cora Marie “Bonnie” Torrey, 89, of Coneville, PA

Cora Marie “Bonnie” Torrey
“beloved mother and grandmother”

Cora Marie “Bonnie” Torrey, 89, of Coneville, PA, went to be with her Savior on Friday, November 1, 2013 in Wayne County Nursing Home, Lyons, NY, after a short illness.

Born December 18, 1923 in Oswayo, she was a daughter of Edgar E. and Mary Brady Stilson. On October 31, 1941 in Oswayo, she married Wayne L. Torrey, who died on September 30, 2000.

Bonnie was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1941. 

She attended the Hebron Union Church. Bonnie was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed knitting and visiting with her friends.

Surviving are five sons, Don D. (Kathy) Torrey of Austin, Craig L. (Joan) Torrey of Andrews Settlement, Dave E. (Mary Kay) Torrey of Shinglehouse, Phil E. (Carol) Torrey of North Rose, NY, and Karl L. (Gay) Torrey of Coneville; nineteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bonnie was predeceased by two sisters, Gertrude E. Pierce and Arlene Stilson; and two brothers, Robert Stilson and Dormond Stilson.

Friends may call on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA with funeral services following at 1 p.m. The Rev. Howard R. Burnham of Hebron, will officiate. Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hebron Center Christian School, 1149 SR 44 North, Coudersport, PA 16915.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bonnie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Corbett Calls On Assembly To Spend Millions On Philadelphia Bridges And Roadways

Governor Corbett: Philadelphia Region, Pennsylvania Need Comprehensive Transportation Plan

Harrisburg – With action on a transportation plan delayed until later this month, Governor Tom Corbett today underscored the Philadelphia region’s need for a comprehensive transportation plan, and urged citizens to call their lawmakers and demand action.

Negotiations on a compromise transportation plan will continue when the General Assembly returns to session Nov. 12.

“Passage of a comprehensive transportation plan is crucial,” Governor Corbett said. “A ‘yes’ vote will mean long-stalled projects will move forward and bring tangible safety and economic benefits to the Philadelphia region.

“It’s a core function of government that our infrastructure can connect our people and our economy and then they can connect to the future,” the governor added. “I’m urging the members of the General Assembly to approach this issue in a true spirit of compromise that will bring that bill forward to my desk this year.”

Corbett also noted that several regional highway, bridge and transit projects would be completed during a Decade of Investment, such as:

Replacing the U.S. 422 bridge over the Schuylkill River at Betzwood, and replacing the bridge carrying Route 23 over U.S. 422 in West Norriton and Upper Merion townships in Montgomery County for $149 million.

Two construction projects to reconstruct pavement and widen to add two lanes along eight miles of U.S. 322 from U.S. 1 to Interstate 95 in Delaware County for $216 million.
Replacing seven bridges over Interstate 676 in the City of Philadelphia for $110 million.
Replacing the Crum Creek Regional Rail Bridge Viaduct in Delaware County for $58.4 million;
Rehabilitating the Norristown High Speed line viaduct over the Schuylkill River for $19.9 million; and
Replacing aging electrical substations, such as the $39.2 million Jenkintown substation project, serving the regional rail lines and Sharon Hill-Media trolley lines.

A list of potential highway and bridge projects that could be funded with a significant transportation bill can be found at www.dotdecade.pa.gov

The Philadelphia region will continue to see roadways become rougher and see more bridges become structurally deficient without a transportation bill. The future of transit is also in question without the legislature passing a plan.

Additional resources are needed for SEPTA, which provides more than 300 million rides a year in the Philadelphia region. The agency has outlined severe cuts to trolley, subway and regional rail service over the next decade if a deal is not reached soon.

“If SEPTA cuts service, or if they can’t make basic repairs to bridges, electrical systems and other service needs, it would cripple the region,” Corbett said. “This area is already ninth in the nation for traffic congestion – adding to our transportation woes in the region would be a disaster for our citizens and our entire state’s economy.

“People should understand that a ‘yes’ vote for transportation means that lawmakers are taking a much needed step to deal with pressing transportation needs all across Pennsylvania,” Corbett said. “In short order, if the General Assembly can reach agreement on a bill and send it me, PennDOT and SEPTA will be able to deliver on their promises of better transportation.”

For more information, visit www.pa.gov.

Galeton Police Seeking Any Information On Main Street Burglary

 Galeton Police Seeking Any Information On West Main Street Burglary

Galeton Borough Police are looking for anyone’s help for a business burglary that occurred sometime between 10-31-2013 to 11-01-2013, on West Main Street in the Galeton Borough.

Anyone with any information contact the Galeton Borough Police Department at 814-435-2600.

Chief Brackman

Turbo Draft (Rural water mevement device) Demonstration at Coudersport Fire Station At 9AM Saturday

Attention all Dept. 48 members and any other Dept., or members, that would like to see a turbo draft (rural water movement device) demo be at Coudersport fire station by 8:45 demo at 9a.m... 
 
Thanks, Chief 48-

11/1/2013 7:28 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 17 E LAWRENCE RD LAWRENCE TWP


11/1/20137:28 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 17 E LAWRENCE RD LAWRENCE TWP
Reported to be car/deer crash. No injury, car not drivable.

11/1/2013 7:02 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT MAINESBURG RD SULLIVAN TWP


11/1/20137:02 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT MAINESBURG RD SULLIVAN TWP
Mansfield Fire Rescue and Ambulance with Medic 1 to a motor vehicle accident with injuries and entrapment.
GUTHRIE HELICOPTER RECALLED.

11/1/2013 6:32 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 5009 ROUTE 287 DELMAR TWP

11/1/20136:32 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 5009 ROUTE 287 DELMAR TWP
Wellsboro Fire Rescue & Ambulance along with Medic 1 dispatched to this crash. Report one vehicle into a guide rail. Vehicle in roadway. One patient.

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched & Then Cancelled

At 6:00 PM on Friday, Roulete Ambulance was dispatched to a call in Port Allegany and then CANCELLED.

Galeton Borough Police investigating business burglary

The Galeton Borough Police are investigating a business burglary that occurred between 10-31-13 to 11-1-13 on West Main Street. Anyone with any information please contact the Galeton Borough Police Department at 814-435-2600.

Cole Memorial Flu shot Clinics


Port Allegany Dispatched For Rollover Crash

Port Allegany Dispatched For Rollover Crash
At 5:16 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to a rollover crash on Rt. 6 West of port Allegany, near the Rankin residence. 2 occupants are reported. MERCYFLIGHT REQUESTED AIRBORNE. BOTH PORT ALLEGANY AMBULANCES RESPONDING. MEDIC 16 DISPATCHED TO SCENE.
A SECOND HELICOPTER IS ENROUTE.

Donald R. Anjeski, 66, of Port Allegany, PA

Donald R. Anjeski, 66, of Port Allegany, PA died Thursday (October 31, 2013) in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5

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

DEP Opens Second Comment Period for Permit Decision Guarantee Policy

DEP Opens Second Comment Period for Permit Decision Guarantee Policy

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today the opening of a supplemental 30-day public comment period on the Permit Decision Guarantee policy as part of its annual review.

“In order to gather as much input as possible from stakeholders we have decided to open a second public comment period on this policy,” DEP Acting Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. “The comments we receive after this first year of implementation will help shape the future direction of DEP’s permitting.”

Following the comment period, a comment response document and an annual report will be drafted detailing implementation highlights in the first year, as well as any changes made to the policy and associated permits as a result of internal and external comments.

Details on where comments can be submitted on the final policy was provided when the technical guidance was published on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, the commonwealth’s official publication source for technical guidance.

In conjunction with the public comment period, DEP also released the fourth and final quarterly report on its revised permitting policies. The report shows that the policies have resulted in overall timelier permit decisions and more efficient decisions on applications.

Since permit improvement policies have been implemented, DEP now makes 95 percent of permit decisions within the guaranteed timeframes outlined in the Permit Decision Guarantee policy.

“One year has passed since Governor Corbett challenged DEP to improve our efficiency as it relates to permit applications. During that year, DEP staff rose to the occasion; came up with a plan; and have carried out that plan. This has allowed us to clear the backlog of permits without sacrificing the quality of our permit review process,” Abruzzo said.

For more information or to view the quarterly report, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click the “Permit Decision Guarantee” button on the homepage.

To visit the Pennsylvania Bulletin website, visit www.pabulletin.com.

PITT-BRADFORD TO HOLD 50TH ANNIVERSARY PANEL DISCUSSION

PITT-BRADFORD TO HOLD 50TH ANNIVERSARY PANEL DISCUSSION        

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, featuring longtime and former employees telling stories from the college’s early years.

The discussion will take place in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall. Panelists include Jeff Armstrong, Margaret Bryner, Dr. K. James Evans, Ray McMahon, and Dr. Michael Stuckart. Refreshments will be ’60s-authentic Bundt cake. Attendees will receive small 50th anniversary gifts. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the university’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebration.

Armstrong is the longest-serving member of Pitt-Bradford’s staff. He began working at Pitt-Bradford while in high school and worked personally for then-president Dr. Donald Swarts in his home. Today he is a maintenance worker III in the university’s facilities management department.

Bryner was the dean of women from 1970 until 1972, during a time when the dean still lived with the students in Emery Hall, a converted hotel downtown, and oversaw the co-eds’ move to the first apartments built on the current campus. In addition to supervising the young ladies, Bryner roused them to teach 7 a.m. physical education classes at the Bradford Family YMCA.

Evans has been dean of student affairs since 1976 and is widely believed to remember the name of every student he’s ever met. He has been involved in the growth and development of Pitt-Bradford for more than 35 years, including the major milestones of the college’s transformation into a four-year college in 1979 and its move into NCAA Division III athletics in the 1990s.

McMahon was a member of the early teaching faculty in the 1960s who came to Bradford to teach geography, then went on to become the director of the city’s Office of Economic and Community Development.

Stuckart began teaching at Pitt-Bradford in 1977, and has also coached soccer, led student expeditions abroad, served as associate dean, traveled with the baseball team for spring break and served as advisor to the fraternity Phi Kappa Epsilon.

The discussion is sponsored by the Pitt-Bradford Staff Association and will be moderated by Kimberly Marcott Weinberg, assistant director of communications and marketing. Audience members will be invited to ask questions and participate.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

Pennsylvanians Urged to Change Batteries in Smoke Alarms When Changing Clocks This Weekend

Pennsylvanians Urged to Change Batteries in Smoke Alarms When Changing Clocks This Weekend

Harrisburg – State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today reminded Pennsylvanians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when turning their clocks back this weekend.

“Smoke alarms are the cheapest and best way to ensure you are alerted to a possible fire in your home, and those extra seconds of warning can save lives,” Mann said. “Changing the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors should be part of your seasonal home maintenance, and doing it the weekend we change clocks is a good habit to start.”

Changing the batteries at least once a year is one of the simplest, most effective ways to prevent tragic deaths and injuries. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Worn or missing batteries are the most common cause of a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector malfunction.

Carbon monoxide is created when combustible materials burn incompletely. Often called “the silent killer,” it is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can incapacitate victims before they’re aware they’ve been exposed. Sources include wood-burning fireplaces and stoves, gas-fired appliances, grills, generators and motor vehicles.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are often mistaken for the flu and include nausea, headaches, dizziness, disorientation and fatigue.

Mann said this weekend is also a good time for families to review and practice their home fire escape plans.

Information about how to prevent fires and prepare for all types of emergencies is available online at www.ReadyPA.org. For more information about the fire service in Pennsylvania, visit www.osfc.state.pa.us, or call 1-800-670-3473.

Emporium Garden Club offering a card making class Monday, November 25

Home Made is Best

Emporium Garden Club offering a card making class Monday, November 25 at 6:30pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal hall. Mary Kay McLean will teach the $10.00 class. Students will take home 3 cards each with a unique design using dried plant materials. Students are urged to bring their own dried plant materials and RSVP by November 15 to Pat English at 814-546-2679.

The Emporium Garden Club meets monthly at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall the last Monday of the month at 6:30pm.

STRAUB BREWERY TO VISIT PITT-BRADFORD FOR EXECUTIVE SPEAKER SERIES

STRAUB BREWERY TO VISIT PITT-BRADFORD FOR EXECUTIVE SPEAKER SERIES

BRADFORD, Pa. – Five executives from Straub Brewery Inc. in St. Marys will visit the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Tuesday, Nov. 5, as featured speakers in the Executive Speaker Series.

The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. The event is free and open to the public.

Those speaking will be Patty Brock, chairwoman of the board of directors; Bill Brock, president and chief executive officer; Vince Assetta, vice president, general manager and head brewer; Cathy Lenze, director of sales and marketing; and John Schlimm, a member of the board of directors.

Patty Brock is the great-granddaughter of Straub Brewery founder Peter Straub and has served as the chairwoman of the board of directors since the late 1990s. One of four sisters, Brock was an elementary schoolteacher for 30 years in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania and has volunteered with a variety of local organizations.

The great-great-grandson of Peter Straub, Bill Brock became president and CEO of Straub in 2009. His extensive background in business and the nonprofit sector includes serving as CEO and executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp., which he co-founded, and as project manager and project analyst for the research and consulting firm McDowell Group Inc. in Juneau, Alaska.

Assetta has been the general manager and head brewer at Straub since 2010. His professional brewing career began at Straub, and he has an associate degree in brewing from the Siebel Institute in Chicago. He is responsible for brewery operations, accounting and finance.

Over the past two years, Assetta and his team started a research and development program from which has emerged a line-up of Straub specialty beers. These have included 1872 Lager, Groundhog Altbier, Maibock India Pale Ale, and the just-released Harvest IPL and Straubator Dopplebock. Before joining Straub, he had extensive experience in accounting, finance and manufacturing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Vincent College and is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania.

Lenze has been the director of sales and marketing since 2011. In this role, she coordinates the public relations and marketing campaigns and initiatives for the corporation and manages a statewide team of sales representatives as well as relationships with hundreds of distributors, bars, restaurants and other venues. Before joining Straub, Lenze was the executive assistant for a nonprofit organization serving the disabled.

The great-great-grandson of Peter Straub, Schlimm is a member of the board of directors and co-founder of Team Straub, the philanthropic arm of the corporation. An activist, educator, artist and international award-winning author, he has written several books, including such beer-themed titles as “The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook,” “The Straub Beer Cookbook,” “The Straub Beer Party Drinks Handbook” and “Straub Brewery.” Schlimm earned his dual secondary education certifications in English and speech communications at Pitt-Bradford, has taught in the Communications and the Arts Division and delivered the 2012 commencement address. He also holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University.

German immigrant Peter Straub, who, at age 19, left his family and homeland in search of the American Dream, founded Straub in the 1870s. Today Straub Brewery is an American Legacy Brewery. It is one of the oldest breweries in the country and is still owned and operated by its founding family, now into its sixth and seventh generations.

The Pitt-Bradford business management program sponsors the Executive Speaker Series. For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Nichol Street

At 4:45 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been dispatched to Nichol Street for a fall victim.

11/1/2013 4:09 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INT RT 6 AND 287 DELMAR TWP


11/1/20134:09 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INT RT 6 AND 287 DELMAR TWP
Reporting 2 pickup trucks crashed at intersection of Rt. 6 & Rt. 287. 1 persons reported injured. Wellsboro and Medic 2 due to respond. Report vehicles off roadway, 1 patient, 1 refusal.

Coudersport Halloween Parade & Costume Contest Set For Saturday, November 2nd

Coudersport Halloween Parade & Costume Contest Set For Saturday, November 2nd

The Coudersport Halloween Parade and Costume Contest is set for Saturday, November 2nd at 3:00 p.m., according to Mike Heroux, Vice President of the Coudersport Rotary Club; the organization which coordinates the parade each year. The parade line-up will begin at 2:00 p.m. on 3rd Street in Coudersport Borough near the Potter County Courthouse Gazebo. Participants are asked to obtain contest numbers upon arrival to the parade line-up from the various Rotary volunteers, which will be onsite wearing signs for “singles”, “couples” and “groups”.

Thirty-six (36) prizes will be awarded in the gymnasium of the Gunzburger Annex building immediately following the parade, to the various singles, couples and groups participating in the categories of “Most Original”, “Scariest” and “Funniest/Cutest”. Candy bars and ice cream will be gifted to all attendees which remember to bring their sweet tooth to the event.

Those wishing to learn more about the parade should call the Coudersport Rotary Club at (814) 203-3933, however no pre-registration is required and contest entry is open to all wishing to participate.

Structure Fire Dispatched In Bradford

Structure Fire Dispatched In Bradford
At 4:04 PM on Friday, Derrick City, Bradford City, and Limestone Fire Departments have been dispatched to a structure fire at 732 East Main Street in Bradford.
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I-80 WB rest area at mile 246 reopens to car traffic

I-80 WB rest area at mile 246 reopens to car traffic

Here is an update on the reconstruction project at the Interstate 80 westbound rest area at mile 246 near Mifflinville in Columbia County.

The rest area will reopen to car traffic only around 3 p.m. today.

The truck parking area will remain closed for approximately two more weeks in order to complete the final phases of construction, and is expected to open fully on Monday, Nov. 18.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check interstate traffic conditions before heading out.

LAX Live Stream--Shooting This Morning


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Bwana Jim's Wildlife Shows Every Saturday thru November

Bwana Jim's Wildlife Shows 
at the Old Red Schoolhouse 
Wildlife and Nature Center.


Every Saturday thru November. 
 12pm-2pm and 4pm.


Adults $4.50 Kids $3.50 

1989 St. Rd.44, 3 miles south of Shinglehouse, PA

 For more information, Visit our Facebook Page

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Bells Run Road

At 2:30 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to Bell's Run Road for a medical emergency.

Potter County "Leek Preserve" Receives Armed Servicves" Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award"

Lewisberry man's program for wounded warriors receives armed services' Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award

A wounded warrior participates in a small game hunt at the LEEK Hunting & Mountain Preserve in Potter County. The program, run by Ed Fisher of Lewisberry and his brother Lew, has won the armed services' Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award. (courtesy of LEEK Hunting & Mountain Preserve)

By Donald Gilliland | dgilliland@pennlive.com
on November 01, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Pennlive.com

Of all the people and programs in the United States that demonstrate exceptional patriotism and humanitarian concerns for members of the armed forces and their families, the military selects one.

All the different commands within the military are asked to suggest nominees, each branch selects one to forward for final consideration, and from those a committee from all branches of the military selects a winner of the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award.

This year, that one is the LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve - a wounded warriors program created by Ed Fisher of Lewisberry and his brother Lew.

"We're incredibly humbled, considering the competition that was out there," said Ed Fisher.

The non-profit program, based at the family's hunting camp in Potter County, takes disabled veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan on hunting trips as a form of therapy.

Read a 2010 Patriot-News profile of the LEEK program

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DRIVERS USE CAUTION: WHITETAILS ON BLACKTOP

DRIVERS USE CAUTION: WHITETAILS ON BLACKTOP

With deer activity on the rise, Game Commission cautions motorists to stay alert.

With deer becoming increasingly active, and daylight saving time about to put more vehicles on the road during the hours when deer move most, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising motorists to slow down and stay alert.

“Deer-vehicle collisions are an unfortunate and often painful consequence of living with whitetails, and there’s no predicting when or where they might occur,” said Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. “Drivers should be advised, however, that deer have entered a period of increased activity and are crossing roads more often as a result. So, now more than ever, is a time to use extreme caution while behind the wheel.”

Deer become more active in autumn with the lead up to their fall breeding season, commonly referred to as the “rut.” Around this time, many yearling bucks disperse from the areas in which they were born and travel sometimes several dozen miles to find new ranges. Meanwhile, adult bucks more often are cruising their home ranges in search of does, and they sometimes chase the does they encounter.

Add to this the fact autumn sees a number of people taking part in outdoor activities that might flush deer from forested areas or briar thickets, and that deer are more active feeding to store energy for winter months, and it quickly becomes evident why motorists might be more likely to encounter deer on roads.

The start of daylight saving time also increases vehicular traffic between dusk and dawn – the peak hours for deer activity.

Drivers can reduce their chances of collisions with deer by staying alert and better understanding deer behavior. Motorists are urged to pay particular attention while driving in stretches marked with “Deer Crossing” signs.

For example, deer often travel in family groups and walk single file. So even if one deer successfully crosses the road in front of a driver, it doesn’t mean the threat is over. Another could be right behind it.

A driver who hits a deer with vehicle is not required to report the accident to the Game Commission. If the deer dies, only Pennsylvania residents may claim the carcass. To do so, they must call the Game Commission region office representing the county where the accident occurred and an agency dispatcher will collect the information needed to provide a free permit number, which the caller should write down.

A resident must call within 24 hours of taking possession of the deer. A passing Pennsylvania motorist also may claim the deer, if the person whose vehicle hit it doesn’t want it.

Antlers from bucks killed in vehicle collisions either must be turned over to the Game Commission, or purchased for $10 per point by the person who claims the deer. Also, removing antlers from road-killed bucks along the side of the road is illegal.

If a deer is struck by a vehicle, but not killed, drivers are urged to maintain their distance because some deer might recover and move on. However, if a deer does not move on, or poses a public safety risk, drivers are encouraged to report the incident to a Game Commission regional office or other local law enforcement agency. If the deer must be put down, the Game Commission will direct the proper person to do so.


To report a dead deer for removal from state roads, motorists can call the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at 1-800-FIX-ROAD.

Tips for motorists

• Don’t count on deer whistles or deer fences to deter deer from crossing roads in front of you. Stay alert.

• Watch for the reflection of deer eyes and for deer silhouettes on the shoulder of the road. If anything looks slightly suspicious, slow down.

• Slow down in areas known to have a large deer population; where deer-crossing signs are posted; places where deer commonly cross roads; areas where roads divide agricultural fields from forestland; and whenever in forested areas between dusk and dawn.

• Deer do unpredictable things. Sometimes they stop in the middle of the road when crossing. Sometimes they cross and quickly re-cross back from where they came. Sometimes they move toward an approaching vehicle. Assume nothing. Slow down; blow your horn to urge the deer to leave the road. Stop if the deer stays on the road; don’t try to go around it.

Search Panel for Tioga County Judicial Vacancy Announced

Search Panel for Tioga County Judicial Vacancy Announced

On October 31, 2013
Today individuals have been requested to serve on a search panel to recommend a nominee for the Tioga County President Judge vacancy, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

The three individuals who will serve on the bipartisan search panel are Erick Coolidge, Bill Hebe and Sue Vogler.

Scarnati explained that the judicial vacancy exists as a result of the Honorable Robert E. Dalton, Jr. retiring on January 7th, 2014. Justice Dalton currently holds the position of President Judge on the Tioga County Court of Common Pleas. Dalton was reelected in 2011 to a term that expires in 2021.

“Justice Dalton has provided strong leadership and service to our community for over 21 years,” Scarnati said. “While his guidance of the 4th Judicial District will be missed, it is important that we have a strong replacement for an interim Judge. I am confident that this search panel will conduct a thorough review and recommend a nominee who can provide effective governance for the next two years.”

The search panel will select a nominee whose name will be recommended to the governor for appointment to fill the vacancy. The governor has 90 days following Justice Dalton’s retirement to appoint an interim judge and receive Senate confirmation.

Scarnati explained that an election to select a permanent President Judge replacement to serve through 2021 will take place in November of 2015.

Scarnati Receives American Conservative Union Award

Scarnati Receives American Conservative Union Award
On November 1, 2013

State Senator Joe Scarnati has received the “2013 Conservative Award” on behalf of the American Conservative Union (ACU) Foundation.

Charlie Gerow, CEO of Quantum Communications presented Scarnati with the award at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.

“I am pleased to present Senator Joe Scarnati with the 2013 Conservative Award,” Gerow stated. “Senator Scarnati has been a tremendous champion of conservative principles and values. His leadership in the General Assembly is making Pennsylvania a better place by creating limited government and supporting individual freedoms.”

Scarnati received the award in recognition of his score being greater than 80% on ACU’s 2nd annual conservative rating of members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. It reflects his consistent support of conservative principles on a wide range of issues during the 2013 legislative session.

“I am honored to be a voice for advancing conservative issues that constituents of the 25th Senatorial District view as important,” Scarnati said. “While we continue to work towards strengthening our Commonwealth, my priorities remain fostering economic growth, creating a smaller government and advancing personal liberty.”

As President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Scarnati has been a leader in reforming the way business is conducted in Harrisburg. He has demonstrated his commitment to making the institution more open and accessible to the citizens of the Commonwealth. As an ex-officio member of each of the 22 Senate Committees, he has also directed numerous important conservative fiscal issues within Pennsylvania.

In addition to advancing fiscal conservative principals, Scarnati has strongly supported the right-to-life and spearheaded legislation earlier this year to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not being used to pay for elective abortions.

As a third generation business owner, Scarnati understands that small businesses are a vital part of local communities. He has been a champion for working families and for reducing small business regulations to allow for economic growth and creation of more family sustaining jobs, while continuing to fight for sustainable state budgets that include no new taxes.

“My commitment has always been to reject excessive spending and tax hikes that could hurt our state’s economic future and our ability to compete,” Scarnati said. “State government must do what working families do every day – live within our means.”

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. ACU is the leading entity in providing conservative positions on issues to the Unites States Congress, the Executive Branch, State Legislatures, the media, political candidates and the public.

PennDOT to Post Restrictions on another Bridge in Clinton County

Clinton County
PennDOT to Post Restrictions on another Bridge in Clinton County

Lock Haven – Effective Monday, Nov. 4, PennDOT will post new weight limits on one more bridge in Clinton County. Signs bearing the weight limits will be in place by the end of the day, Monday on the following bridge:

Route 4001 (Kettle Creek Road) spanning Trout Run near the village of Hammersley Fork. It will be posted for 36 tons for single vehicles and 40 tons for combination vehicles. The bridge was built in 1937 and carries an average of almost 150 vehicles daily.

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Traffic Control to be Removed Next Week on Two Clearfield County Bridges on Route 255

Clearfield County
Traffic Control to be Removed Next Week on Two Clearfield County Bridges on Route 255

Penfield – Work to rehabilitate two bridges on Route 255 in Huston Township moves into winter shut-down next week, as temporary traffic controls are removed on the bridges. PennDOT expects to remove the temporary traffic signals and restore two-way traffic by the end of the day, Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The southbound lanes of each bridge were repaired this year. The northbound lanes of the bridges will see rehabilitation work next year and traffic restrictions will be re-implemented at that time. Once work is totally complete, PennDOT will remove the bridges from the Clearfield County structurally deficient list. The repairs will also allow area drivers to enjoy safer travel on bridges that will remain in service for many years to come.

The first bridge spans Bennett Branch about two miles southwest of Penfield. The second bridge spans Heath Run about three miles southwest of Penfield. Both bridges were built in 1930 and carry over 6,000 vehicles each day.

These bridges are the first two of five Clearfield County bridges on a $1.8 million rehabilitation contract with Swank Construction Company of New Kensington. Overall work includes substructure and superstructure repairs, new guide rail, and paving. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Drivers are reminded to use caution through all construction zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

The library will be sponsoring the annual Health Fair at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School on Saturday, November 16th, from 7 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A comprehensive blood analysis is available for the cost of $45. This analysis consists of over 30 blood tests including CBC, coronary risk and liver function. A prostate specific antigen test is available for an additional cost of $25, thyroid-stimulating hormone testing for $15 and A1C for $35. A 12-hour fasting is recommended for these tests. Registration is required and can be completed at www.colememorial.org or by calling 274-8200 Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 and 5.

The annual Candy Cane Lane Festival & Vocal Adrenaline Show Choir’s Holiday Spectacular Show will be held on Saturday, December 7th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School. There will be a large variety of vendors available with products ranging from crafts to food. Come out and enjoy some local Christmas shopping and great entertainment all in one place! To register to be a vendor please contact Robin Baker (814-697-6691) by November 15th. 

The library is a drop off point for the Shinglehouse Baptist Church’s Operation Christmas Child program. You can stop in and pick up a shoebox to fill with Christmas items for a child and drop it back off here by November 11th. There are pamphlets with more information available on the display table.

The library will be closed on November 29th and 30th for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal operating hours on Monday, December 2nd. 

Story Time with Pen takes place every Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. during the school year. Come and enjoy stories and songs weekly with a new theme each week! No pre-registration necessary.

The library’s book discussion group is reading The White Garden by Stephanie Barron. The group will meet for discussion on Wednesday, November 20th, at 1:30 p.m. We have plenty of copies available for anyone interested in joining in on the discussion.

The “Writing Crew”, a writing group led by Cheri Thomas, is being held one Saturday a month at the library during the school year. The group meets this month on the 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Anyone interested in expanding his or her writing skills is invited to attend. 

The Stitch Together Knit and Crochet group meets every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. They are always happy to add new members! Just bring along your current project and join in. Having problems with a pattern? Bring it in and they’ll help you through it. If you don’t knit or crochet, there’s always someone available and willing to teach.

Are you interested in tracing your family history but don’t know where to start? Would you like to get together regularly with a group of others and share tips and information? We have a family history group that meets at the library regularly to do just that! The group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Call the library at 814-697-6691 to register or if you have any questions.

Do you like to read, but can’t always make it to the library? We also have eBooks and audio books that are available through our website that you can download onto your eReader and MP3 player.

The following memorials were received: Jacqui Garland from Judy & David Castano; Jacqui Garland from Sue Good; Jacqui Garland from Jesse & Colleen Hyde; Dot Bailey from Leo Stout; Jacqui Garland from William & Lina Mesler; Jacqui Garland from Pat & Tony Clark; Jacqui Garland from Frank & Sharon McClard; Jacqui Garland from Cathy Surra; Jacqui Garland from Gretchen Trask.

You can see what events are happening at the library and search the card catalog by visiting our website at www.ovmlibrary.org. You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve. Check out what new books are available by clicking on the “New on the Shelves” tab.
“Like” our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ovmlibrary) to keep informed of events happening at the library.

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s board of directors’ monthly meeting will be held on November 25th at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.