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PETE AND JEAN FOLK ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES ARE SELLING HOWARD FURNITURE PRODUCTS AND SIMICHROME POLISH AT THE CALL OF THE NORTH GIFT SHOP....2367 Route 6, Gaines, PA 16922. 814-433-4111 and THE RIGHT STUFF at 364 East Second St., Coudersport PA. 814-274-4200.......These products are no longer available on Main Street in Galeton due to the closing of the Heart’s Desire store.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

PA Drilling Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Howard Drilling Inc in Wetmore Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2013-12-27 to Howard Drilling Inc in Wetmore Twp, McKean county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Elaine D. Johnson, 82, of Port Allegany, PA,

Elaine D. Johnson, 82, of Port Allegany, PA, died peacefully on Jan. 4, 2014 at her home in Port Allegany, PA.

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

News From The 2014 PA Farm Show

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Jan. 4, 2014
The 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.

Governor Corbett Opens 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Governor Tom Corbett today opened the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show by welcoming visitors to celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. More...

Gov. Corbett Celebrates Farm Show Milkshake 60th Anniversary

Governor Tom Corbett today joined the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and Valley Grange #1360 in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Dairymen’s Association milkshake. More...

Pennsylvanians Compete in Youth Poultry Showmanship

Feathers were flying at the Youth Poultry Showmanship Competition as children from across the state vied for top honors Saturday, Jan.4 at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Tilapia and Bacon Dish is PA Preferred™ “Catch of the Day"

With 30 minutes to prepare a recipe from a presented set of ingredients, Chef Steve Eckerd and abc27 anchor Valerie Pritchett and reporter Dave Marcheskie won over the PA Preferred™ Culinary Connection Stage judges with their dish on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show, Harrisburg. More...

Cheers to PA Wineries in the PA Governor's Cup

Pennsylvania’s finest wines were showcased today at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

York County's Holloway Genetics Takes Supreme Bred Gilt

The Supreme Champion Bred Gilt was awarded to a Berkshire, DCHH3 Spike O Lucy 2-9, exhibited by Dave Holloway, Holloway Genetics of Glen Rock, York Co. during the Bred Gilt Show at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Lebanon County Turkey Reigns Supreme

A three-year-old bronze turkey overcame the odds at the Poultry Judging Competition and picked up the Supreme Champion of Show, Saturday, Jan. 4 at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Centre County Percheron Leads the Way

Rolling Hills Nature Boy, exhibited by Gerald Allebach of Spring Mills, Centre County, was named the Supreme Champion Draft Horse, Saturday, Jan. 4 at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Chester Co. Chocolate Raspberry Upside Down Brownie's King

Jenny Huffman of Malvern, Chester County, snagged first place with her chocolate raspberry upside down brownies, winning $250, in the PA Preferred™ Chocolate Cookie Brownie Bar Contest at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Bucks County Bunny Bounces Back to Top in Showmanship

Amanda Sautner of Warrington, Bucks County, took home first place for the second time in the Rabbit Youth Showmanship Competition on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Lancaster County Woman Wins Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

Second time winner Dorothy Martin, Conestoga, Lancaster County, won the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest on Saturday Jan. 4, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Bedford, Bradford Co. Women Sew to Top in Fashions with Flair

Sharon Donahoe of Bedford County took home Best of Show during the Farm Show Fashions with a Flair competition on Saturday, Jan. 4 at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Centre Co. 5th Grader Wins Poison Prevention Poster Contest

Penn State Extension Poison Prevention Poster Contest 2013 winners were announced on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Juniata County Youth Wins Chocolate Cake Contest

Clancein Donough, a senior at Juniata High School, Port Royal, Juniata County won first place and received $500 at the PA Preferred™ Chocolate Cake Contest on Saturday, Jan. 4 at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

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Freezing Rain Advisory issued January 04 at 10: 02PM EST until January 05 at 5:00PM EST by NWS

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Wind Chill Watch issued January 04 at 10:02PM EST until January 05 at 5: 00PM EST by NWS

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Port Allegany Dispatched for Possible Structure Fire

Port Allegany Dispatched for Possible Structure Fire
At 9:51 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. had been dispatched to 78 Kathryn Street for a possible structure fire. Reported to be electrical in nature.
10:07--RETURNING & AVAILABLE

A sickly, mangy bear has been spotted

A sickly, mangy bear has been spotted near the Treat farm on Burrows rd. Patrols have not seen this bear, but Pa Game Commission has been notified as well. If you see this bear please contact us immediately by dialing 911 or contact the PGC @ 1-570-398-4744 and report it..The mange can be contagious, passed to pets or humans. Stay away from this bear.

Local Oil & Gas Producers Want To Be Exempted From New Regulations


Ulysses Women Injured In Genesee Accident


Hit & Run Vehicle Damages Mailboxes, Metal Carport and Vehicle At Lantz Corners


Summit Brand Tree Stands Stolen From Andrews Settlement Road Area


Bushnell Trail Cam Stolen From Andrews Settlement Road


Ulysses Man Injured In Crash With Truck On Rt. 49 West


Two Hospitalized, One Arrested Following Stabbings in Addison

Two Hospitalized, One Arrested Following Stabbings in Addison

ADDISON, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – One man is under arrest following a fight in Addison that sent two men to the hospital with stab wounds.

Addison Police say 52 year old Joseph Kruchten and two other men got into a fight around 10:30 Friday night at the 7-Eleven on Main Street. Police say Kruchten stabbed both men in the stomach area. Both were taken by helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., where they were treated for their injuries. Police say both men are listed in fair condition. Read more...

Ruth B. MORLEY, 94, of Palmyra, NY, formerly of Ontario, NY and Ulysses, PA

Ruth B. MORLEY, 94, of Palmyra, NY, formerly of Ontario, NY and Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the Wayne County Nursing Home, Lyons, NY. 

Born August 13, 1919, in Hector Township, PA, she was the daughter of Cleon C. and Pauline Barker Buck. On April 24, 1942, in Ulysses, PA, she married E. Dewitt Morley, who predeceased her on March 22, 2012. 

A graduate of Lewisville Vocational High School in Ulysses and Mansfield State Teachers College, she did post graduate studies at Oswego, NY and Brockport, NY, earning an administrative certificate. 

She taught for four years in Ulysses Elementary, three years in Dansville, NY, 25 years in Ontario, NY, and served for 12 years as principal of Ontario Primary School. 

Ruth was a member of the Ontario First Baptist Church, Ontario, NY. 

Surviving are: daughters, Lynne Morley (Mark Rickert) of Pittsford, NY and Nancy (Richard) McCarthy of Palmyra, NY; a son, Major James D. (Jeannie) Morley of Dillwyn, VA; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Niki, Jeremy, and Tiffany; and a sister, Janice (Marshall) Folts of North Canton, OH. 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Paul B. Buck. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 10:30 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, PA. Memorials may be made to the Palmyra Reformed Church, 232 Canandaigua Street, Palmyra, NY 14522, the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948, or a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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

Kevin L. CARY, 56, of Mills, PA

Kevin L. CARY, 56, of Mills, PA, died Friday, January 3, 2014 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Born July 1, 1957, in Coudersport, he was the son of Gerald and Shirley A. Schmidt Cary. On October 25, 1980, in Ulysses, PA, he married the former Robin R. Fuller, who survives. 

He was employed by the Cary Farm, the Doug Hamilton Farm, Cary Milk Trucking, Gol-DEN-Ray, and Filo Milk Trucking. Kevin was a member of the West Union Mennonite Church and a 35 year member of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company. 

Surviving besides his wife, Robin, are: three children, Christopher Cary of Wellsville, NY, Louise Perkins of Ulysses, and Felicia Cary of Mills; seven grandchildren; his mother, Shirley A. Cary of Harrison Valley; his father, Gerald (Janet) Cary of Harrison Valley, PA; two brothers, Allen (Darcie) Cary of Bloomington, IL and Martin Cary of Harrison Valley; a sister, Diane (Robert) Willard of Wellsville, NY; his mother-in-law, Edith Fuller of Mills; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Friends may call Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday in the West Union Mennonite Church, 1459 County Route 84, Rexville, NY 14877. Rev. Robert Walters will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, PA. 

Memorials may be made to the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, 112 E. Tannery St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927. 

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


Rew Dispatched To Vehicle Fire

Rew Dispatched To Vehicle Fire
At 3:25 on Saturday, Rew has been dispatched to a vehicle fire at 58 Cheesboro Lane in Coleville.
SMETHPORT DISPATCHED

Vehicle Fire On Rt. 321

Vehicle Fire On Rt. 321 
At 3:23 PM on Saturday, Kane & Ludlow have been dispatched to a vehicle fire on Rt. 321, 1 and 1/2  to 2 miles south of Bob's Trading Post.
REPORT VEHICLE FULLY INVOLVED

Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers Has Died


Saying ‘Bye Bye’ to the Everly Brothers’ Phil, 1939-2014


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If not for the Everly Brothers, not only would we not have had the greatest two-part harmonies of the rock era, but we might also have missed out on every set of singers who ever grew up trying to imitate that brotherly love, from the Beatles to Simon & Garfunkel to Crosby, Stills & Nash. There was a reason Lennon and McCartney briefly toyed with the notion of calling themselves the Foreverly Brothers.  Read more and watch music video here...

Wind Chill Watch issued January 04 at 2:38PM EST until January 05 at 5: 00PM EST by NWS

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Freezing Rain Advisory issued January 04 at 2: 38PM EST until January 05 at 5:00PM EST by NWS

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Company Fined For Employing Illegal Mexican Marcellus Shale Workers

Texas company agrees to pay fine for employing illegal immigrants

By MARK MARONEY (mmaroney@sungazette.com) , 
Williamsport Sun-Gazette


A Texas company surveying for energy deposits in the Marcellus Shale in Lycoming County accepted a plea agreement Friday in U.S. Middle District Court on a charge of conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal Mexican workers.

The company GPX/GPX USA, owned and operated by Michael Ellis, was charged May 10, 2012 in an indictment with conspiracy to transport and harbor aliens and harboring aliens. Douglas Wiggill, company foreman, was the co-defendant in the case. Read more....

Cell Phone Accounts Opened Using Roulette Business's Information


Olean Man To Be Cited For Unwanted Phone Calls


Dispatch For Car Into Tree On Rt. 6 West of Port Allegany

Car Into Tree On Rt. 6 West of Port Allegany
At 12:56 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident on Route 6 West of Port Allegany near the Keating Township line. Caller reports car into a tree with injury.

Troopers Investigate Theft By Deception Involving Dogs Purchase


Teen Charged With Harassment/Cruelty To Animals


Austin Man Charged With Taking Car And Driving Under the Influence


Money Stolen From Residence In Austin


Port Allegany, Roulette Men Charged With Friendly Inn Burglary


Ulysses Woman Unhurt In Crash On Bilek's Curve


One Car Crash In New Hudson

One Car Crash In New Hudson
At 12:26 PM on Saturday, Cuba & New Hudson have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash near 7190 County Road 7A. Caller reports possibly 2 injuries.
ON SCENE REPORT--PATIENT WITH SEVERE HEAD INJURIES 
NEW HUDSON DISPATCHED TO SET UP LANDING ZONE FOR MERCY FLIGHT

State Police Investigate Criminal MIschiefs

State Police at Coudersport investigated 
2 separate incidents of Criminal Mischief recently.

On 12/27, two road signs indicating Bridge Closed were moved from the roadway on Topeka Road and thrown into the creek. The signs are the property of Clara Township.

On 12/12 & 12/13, Two exterior windows on a vacant auto garage were shattered at 64 Fairgrounds Road in the Village of Millport. The owner is Claudia Jean Hindle of Pottstown, PA.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact State Police at Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Back Porch Visitor In Bark Shanty Road


Phyllis Gleason

This little fellow was visiting on my back porch yesterday in Bark Shanty.

Update On Jeremy Bernard

Update On Jeremy Bernard
 
I am honestly so overwhelmed. I can not even begin to keep up with the well wishes and msgs. I have been trying to read them all to Jeremy Barnard and can not touch the surface. The nurses here are impressed as well when they hear me reading and I tell them they don't know Port Allegany.
Jeremy opened his eyes and recognized his Dad and I and his eyes got as big as 50 cent pieces. As we saw his tears filling his eyes. we told him that was our job. not for him. I haven't seen such a wonderful sight in a very long time.

We have a super long road ahead but he's taken step 1. Thank you Dear Lord. Who says prayers don't work? Please keep them coming.

Elk State Forest Groomer is out making the Northern Ridge Road Trails Awesome!

Our Groomer is out making the Northern Ridge Road Trails Awesome! Happy Snowmobiling Everyone - Please be safe while out enjoying the snow this weekend

Wind Chill Watch issued January 04 at 5:31AM EST until January 04 at 8: 00AM EST by NWS

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Massive Estate Coins Auction Saturday, January 11th At Allegany, NY

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Elk County Democratic Committee - January Meeting Announcement

Elk County Democratic Committee - January Meeting Announcement

The first meeting of 2014 for the Elk Co. Democratic Committee will be held Weds. January 29th, 2014, 7:00pm at the Local 502 Union Hall at 1044 Brusselles St. in St. Marys. 

We strongly encourage all precinct chairs to attend. Also, if you are interested in serving as a precinct chair for the next four year period, please attend this meeting. 

The election for precinct chairs in Elk County will be part of the Primary Election in May and petition circulation will start before the following meeting. 

Our meetings are also open to all citizens interested in helping promote and grow the Democratic Party in Elk County. For additional information, email elkcountydemocrats@gmail.com .

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 03 at 10:22PM EST until January 04 at 8 :00AM EST by NWS

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Evidence links woman to Liberty Township, Pa. slaying

Evidence links woman to Liberty Township, Pa. slaying
Bullets from crime scene match revolver found in home

Written by
George Osgood
Correspondent
Elmira Star Gazette

WELLSBORO — Spent bullets obtained from the scene of a Sept. 13 homicide in Liberty Township match a revolver found by police in a suspect's home, according to information included in a search warrant application police filed on Friday.

Other information in the application indicated that Edwina Litzelman, who was assaulted after her husband, Oliver Litzelman, 81, was shot to death, picked the suspect's picture out of an array of eight different photos. Read more...

STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST

STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
Address: 55 S PINE ST.   MOTOR COILS
City: EMPORIUM
Cross Streets: E 2ND ST
SMOKE SHOWING--FIREFIGHTERS TRYING TO FIND SOURCE OF FIRE
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD; EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
1/3/2014 6:37:52 PM

Brooklyn James--It's A Girl

http://brooklynjamesblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-not-so-ideal-birth-story.html
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1/3/2014 4:59 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 449 GENESEE TWP

1/3/20144:59 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 449GENESEE TWP
Genesee Fire & Ambulance with Medic 6 to Rt. 449, just south of NY/PA line. A vehicle is reported into a tree.
5:13 PM--WELLSVILLE RESCUE DISPATCHED 
5:22 PM--ALL GENESEE UNITS RECALLED, WELLSVILLE RECALLED

Agenda of Potter County Commissioners Meeting of December 26, 2013




Approved Minutes of Potter County Commissioners Meeting of December 12, 2013




SFC Andrew R. Taylor, 32, Hope Mills, NC

SFC Andrew R. Taylor, 32, passed away, Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at his residence in Hope Mills, NC. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Belfast Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire

Belfast Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire
At 4:18 PM on Friday, Belfast Fire Dept. and Ambulance have been dispatched to the Josh Robbins residence at 7821 Rt. 305 for a possible structure fire in the area of the chimney.

Kathryn H. Walsh, 70, of Coudersport, PA

Kathryn H. Walsh


5TH ANNUAL GOSPEL JUBILLE 2014

THE 5TH ANNUAL GOSPEL JUBILEE WILL BE HELD AT THE FIRST CHURCH OF GOD --MAIN STREET--ELDRED, PA 16731 STARTING AT 12:00 (NOON ) 'TILL COMPLETED -- 18 JANUARY--2014. 

THERE WILL BE SEVERAL DIFFERENT SOLOS AND GROUPS SINGING AND PRAISING OUR LORD. ALL WELCOME.

FOOD AND DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FELLOWSHIP HALL. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN US IN SINGING GLORY TO GOD.

QUESTIONS CONTACT DONNA CAUSER-- 903 BARDEN BROOK --ELDRED,PA. 16731 PHONE : 814-225-3681

Hanger Lauds Criminal Case In XTO Pollution

Hanger Lauds Criminal Case In XTO Pollution
Criminal Charges Arose Due To Hanger’s Strengthening DEP Inspections

John Hanger, the Democratic candidate for Governor, today issued the following statement in support of the criminal case against XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil in Pennsylvania, for wastewater discharges that polluted a Lycoming County waterway.

Statement by John Hanger:
I am glad that a Pennsylvania judge sent to trial criminal charges filed by Attorney General Kane against XTO for discharging drilling wastewater pollution into the environment. The charges are serious and should be resolved by a fair trial.

This case began, when an inspector of the Department of Environmental Protection found in November 2010 XTO holding tanks with valves open and drilling wastewater pouring out of them. The increased pace of inspections was made possible, because I increased the DEP staff regulating the gas industry from 88 to 210 employees and ordered them to enforce the state's environmental regulations.

When I was Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department, I asked DEP staff to refer the XTO case to the Attorney General's Office for its review to determine whether criminal charges were warranted. During my tenure, I made it a point to refer cases that warranted criminal investigation to the Attorney General.

I thank Attorney General Kane for her review of the XTO matter and the actions that she has taken.
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Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania John Hanger is widely regarded as one of the most thoughtful and best informed progressive public policy experts in the state. Formerly a public-interest lawyer advocating on behalf of poor families, John is nationally recognized as a leading authority on clean energy development and environmental protection. He served both Governors Casey and Rendell in key positions: first for Bob Casey as Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission, where he successfully fought to cap electric rates to save Pennsylvania ratepayers millions; and for two years as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection in the Rendell Administration. Throughout his career in public service, John has embodied the essence of his campaign slogan "Policy first, politics second."

Vehicle Crash At Commercial Street & Cryder Creek Road In Genesee

1/3/20142:45 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTCOMMERCIAL STGENESEE TWP
Genesee Fire Dept., Ambulance, Medic 700 and Wellsville Rescue dispatched to a MVA.
RECALL MEDIC 700 & WELLSVILLE RESCUE
3:11--GENESEE AMBULANCE TRANSPORTING TO JONES MEMORIAL

Ulysses Responding to Crash On Rt. 49 West

1/3/20142:19 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT1007 ROUTE 49 WULYSSES BORO
Ulysses Fire Rescue and Ambulance to a vehicle accident with injuries on Rt. 49 West.
2:57 PM--ULYSSES AMBULANCE TRANSPORTING TO COLE MEMORIAL

Memorial Service For Rose Dubots Payer Set For January 11th at Riverside Church


Potter County Snowmobile Association reviving the God's Country Challenge Sled Dog Race

The Potter County Snowmobile Association is reviving the God's Country Challenge Sled Dog Race last held in 1984. 

After two winters with undependable snow mushers and skijorers are anxious for the chance to run on the snow with their dogs. Race registrations have been received from PA, NY, MD, and VA. As of today, Jan 3, the conditions look good for the race. In the six dog and four dog events there will be an Open Class which will attract dog teams with Alaskan Huskies which are the type of dogs which predominate in races such as the Iditarod and there will be a Purebred Class which will attract Siberian Husky dog teams. Many of the Siberian Husky teams are made up of working dogs who also are show dogs in the warmer months.

The Potter County Snowmobile Club is hosting two events this month. The God's Country Challenge Sled Dog Race on January 11 & 12 and the Potter County Vintage Snow Fest, January 17 - 19.


The Sled Dog Race will start and finish at the Potter County Snowmobile Club House, 949 North Hollow Road, Coudersport. The Start Time will be 9 AM both days. Hot food and hot beverages and a place to warm up will be available at the club house. Dress for the winter conditions and please leave your pets at home. For more information please contact Lydia Storey 814-274-0814.

SEEDLING SALES TO BEGIN JAN. 6

SEEDLING SALES TO BEGIN JAN. 6

Landowners can help wildlife by planting trees and shrubs.

While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery.

The 2014 seedling order form is available online, and sales are set to begin Jan. 6.

Most seedlings are sold in units of 25, but 100-seedling bundles also are available in mixes to benefit deer, game birds and songbirds, as well as to improve riparian and winter-thermal habitats.

The 2014 order form contains a wide selection of evergreens, shrubs and fruit- and nut-bearing trees. Most species are native to Pennsylvania, and with the exception of black locust, all of the available hardwoods are grown from seed collected from Pennsylvania sources and processed by Game Commission personnel.

Two offerings have been added to the order form this year. Black-gum/Black Tupelo is a slow-growing tree that provides food for birds and wildlife and, as it grows, often provides nesting cavities. A unit of 25 1-year-old seedlings is available for $12.50.

Also available this year is a mixed-oak collection, which may contain some or all of northern red oak, white oak, chestnut oak, pin oak and black oak seedlings. A unit of 25 seedlings is available for $8.75, but – like many of the seedlings offered for sale – can be purchased at a discounted price.

Although a discount is not offered for all species or habitat bundles, orders of 12 or more total units qualify for applicable discounted pricing. With the discount, prices are as low as $3.75 per bundle, or 15 cents per seedling.

The mixed-oak bundle costs $6.25 with the discount.

Species that qualify for the discount are marked on the order form.

Annetta Ayers, superintendent at Howard Nursery, said there is a very limited supply of some of the seedlings for sale. Those who are interested might want to call Howard Nursery at 814-355-4434. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Orders can be placed by telephone, as well.

The order form and information about the seedlings for sale are available at the Game Commission’s website, www.pgc.state.pa.us. Place your cursor over “General Store” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then scroll down to “Howard Nursery” and select “2014 Seedling Order Form” from the drop-down menu. If you have problems downloading the order form, you likely need to install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be found by doing an Internet search and downloaded for free.

The order form can be completed and submitted online, or printed out and faxed or mailed. Payments are not due until the order is confirmed by Howard Nursery. For those without Internet access, order forms can be obtained at Game Commission offices or various displays or booths at shows in which the agency participates through the spring or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Howard Nursery, 197 Nursery Road, Howard, PA 16841.

While the order form provides a brief description of the tree species available and their benefits to birds and wildlife, more information is available on the website under “Tree Seedling Index.”

The preferred method of delivery is by United Parcel Service (UPS). Shipping and handling charges do apply.

Orders are shipped only Monday through Wednesday to assure delivery for weekend planting. However, orders also may be picked up in person at the nursery once buyers are notified the order is ready.

Generally, seedlings ship in the month of April.

Ruth B. MORLEY, 94, of Palmyra, NY, formerly of Ontario, NY and Ulysses, PA

Ruth B. MORLEY, 94, of Palmyra, NY, formerly of Ontario, NY and Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the Wayne County Nursing Home, Lyons, NY. 

Arrangements will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Local Ole Bull Museum Project On ‘Hold’

Local Ole Bull Museum Project On ‘Hold’

jan12olebullolebullA non-profit organization, the Spunky Norwegian Foundation, has not moved forward on plans announced some time ago to establish a museum honoring famed violinist Ole Bull and an accompanying Scandinavian gift shop in Potter County. The foundation has set aside $20,000 as seed money for the project and has announced intentions to seek a site along Rt. 6 in the Galeton area, but there are no imminent plans to move forward. A spokesman said the museum would include remnants of the tourist attraction that was open each summer for many years along Rt. 44 in Carter Camp, south of Cherry Springs State Park.

Ole Bull (1810-80) was an internationally known performer and composer who acquired land in southern Potter County in 1852 to establish communities that he envisioned would be occupied by thousands of fellow Norwegians. However, the combination of poor planning, issues with deed reservations, climate and terrain not conducive to agriculture spelled the colony’s demise. Within two years, all but a handful of the 200-plus Norwegians who followed Bull to Potter County had departed and the musician stepped back onto the world stage, never to return. Funding to establish the museum and support the Spunky Norwegian Foundation comes from the Inez Bull estate. That organization has also established two music scholarships at Mansfield University.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News


Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

It’s a new year and there is lots going on at the library!

Come and Play story time for 0-2 year-olds will be held in January on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. starting on January 10th. Bring your little one each week for fun-filled learning and play. Each week will highlight a different aspect of playful learning developed specifically for this amazing age group. Please call or stop by the library to register for this class.

Also, on Fridays in January (starting on the 10th), we will be holding a Basic Literacy story time for 2-4 year-olds from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Join us for an hour of stories, crafts and snacks. Sign up by calling or stopping by the library. 814-697-6691.

The library’s book discussion group is reading The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. The group will meet for discussion on Wednesday, January 15th, at 1:30 p.m. We have plenty of copies available for anyone interested in joining in on the discussion.

Join us on Monday, January 20th, at 1:00 p.m. for a movie day at the library. We will be showing a fun, funny family movie. What a great way to spend a day off from school!

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library was chosen to receive a grant for a four-part reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called “Pushing the Limits”. The series brings together books and video featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring our world. The first program will take place on Februrary 5th at 6:00 p.m. To register and receive a copy of the book we will be discussing, Clive Cussler’s Arctic Drift, please stop by the library or call us at 697-6691.

The library also received a grant through the PA Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities to host a presentation of “The Underground Railroad in Quilts” on February 26th at 6:00 p.m. The Underground Railroad, the secret paths traveled by African Americans who escaped slavery in the South, is well documented by historians. Far more elusive is evidence that slaves used quilts as signals to guide their way to freedom. This hands-on talk and demonstration engages in the ongoing debate between historians and the public- did quilts guide escapes? Authentic 19th century quilts and modern reproductions are used to explore some of the ways in which women may have stitched their politics, history and mythology into quilt designs. A folklorist who specializes in material culture, Cassandra Gunkel has studied African American quilts and textiles to document the lives of women who captured our histories and stories in their creative work.

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.

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

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.

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.

Memorials for the month of December: Jacqui Garland from Ruth Richmond, David Gibbons from Mickey & Lisa Howard, Pat Gustin Fuller from Descendants of William J. Loucks, Thomas Bush from Dick & Gladys Martin. A donation was received from Julie Perkins.

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. You can see 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 January 27th at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Local television show TripleMAG

Local television show TripleMAG

TripleMAG, a local family hunting show, will be moving to Discovery's Destination America. First episode to air Saturday January, 4, 2014 at 6:30am
(eastern time). Tune in to watch the ladies enjoy a family fishing vacation on the St. Lawrence River. 

Stations and channels:
Direct TV - 286
Dish - 194
Charter - 157
AT& T U-verse - 465
Resort TV - 115
Zito (Coudersport) - 103

Michael A. Ackler, 61, formerly of Baldwinsville, NY

Michael A. Ackler, 61, formerly of Baldwinsville, NY, passed away Wednesday, January 1 2014, at Bradford Manor, where he had been a resident since 2009.

Born October 6, 1952 in Syracuse, NY, he was a son of the late Robert Ackler and Evelyn (Gould) Ackler-Culbertson.

He was a graduate of the Batavia School for the Blind in Batavia, NY.

Mr. Ackler had been a resident of the area since 2005.

He is survived by a brother, Andrew (Robin) Ackler, of Bradford; two sisters, Sharon (Dell) Lounsbery of Central Square, NY and Marlene (Charles) Gandy of Columbus, GA and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and close cousins. 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Ackler.

At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 1 PM, May 24, 2014 in Phoenix Rural Cemetery in Phoenix, NY.

Funeral arrangements, are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Leadership Potter County 2014 Now Accepting Applications

Leadership Potter County 2014 Now Accepting Applications

Every day we are presented with opportunities to have an impact on the communities where we live and work. Whether it’s coaching Little League, serving on a non-profit board, or being part of an organization or committee, one of the most critical needs in the county is strong leadership. Leadership Potter County 2014 (LPC) will help you expand your personal leadership skills, introduce you to key issues currently facing your region, and provide you with an understanding of future trends that may impact your community.

Here’s how LPC graduate Michelle Filer (Class of ’08), described her experience in the program: “It was an eye opening experience for me. I have lived in Potter County all my life, and this class gave me a better appreciation of what we have here! I often wondered why we couldn’t keep jobs in our area. LPC helped me understand the necessary factors to improve jobs in our area, how to retain young workers and how to do a small business plan. I now have the resources needed to reach out confidently to a visitor or new business owner moving to this area. The business contacts I have made - from my classmates, presenters and local government officials - have been invaluable. If I ever have a question they are just a phone call or email away. LPC gave me the leadership skills I needed to communicate these things with others.”

The deadline to submit applications for Leadership Potter County 2014 is January 15, 2014. Applications are available online at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org. To have an application mailed to you and for more information, call 814-274-4877.

LIHEAP Crisis Grants Now Available


https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/CMHOM.aspx

SEVENTEEN GRADUATE FROM MSW PROGRAM AT PITT-BRADFORD

SEVENTEEN GRADUATE FROM MSW PROGRAM AT PITT-BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. – Seventeen residents of the region graduated last month from the Master of Social Work program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

During the graduation reception, Dr. Livingston Alexander, president, greeted the graduates and their guests, recognizing the continuing social challenges for the region and praising the students’ commitment to attaining a post-baccalaureate degree.

Also speaking were Larry Davis, dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh; Stephanie Eckstrom, Pitt-Bradford MSW program coordinator; and student speakers chosen by their classmates, Steven Joyce of Port Allegany and Nicole Drozdiel of Warren.

The speakers chose to give their speech together to exemplify how their group had come together since beginning their degrees in 2010.

In addition to Joyce and Drozdiel, those graduating were Lindsey Anderson of Jamestown, N.Y.; Michael Baxter, Daryl Johnson, and Dianna Wadlow, all of Allegany, N.Y.; Scott Connor of Dunkirk, N.Y.; Brandy Deckman, Sheri Lothridge, Jenelle Page and Karen Prymak, all of Olean, N.Y.; Kara Hart, Stephanie Henris and Jessica Lonzi, all of Bradford; Treena Holmes-Hulings of Warren; Jennifer Safford of Port Allegany; and Kimberly Warner of Portville, N.Y.

The University of Pittsburgh MSW program at Pitt-Bradford is coordinated by Stephanie Eckstrom. For more information, contact her at 814-362-7527 or sea102@pitt.edu.

DEP Awards $1.1 Million Mine Reclamation Contracts in Clearfield, Northumberland Counties

DEP Awards $1.1 Million Mine Reclamation Contracts in Clearfield, Northumberland Counties

The Department of Environmental Protection today announced contract awards for two abandoned mine reclamation projects in Clearfield and Northumberland counties, totaling $1,113,300.

The contract awarded in Woodward Township, Clearfield County totals $324,767 for the implementation of an erosion and sediment control plan, excavating a subsurface drain of 1,720 linear feet, grading 219,300 cubic yards, incorporating 2,400 tons of limestone, and seeding 24 acres.

Totaling $788,533, the contract awarded in Coal Township, Northumberland County will fund the implementation of an erosion and sediment control plan, clearing and grubbing vegetation, grading 490,740 cubic yards, excavating 2,050 cubic yards for drainage, lining 1,540 square yards of rock, and seeding 73.1 acres.

E.M. Brown Inc. of Clearfield was selected to complete the Woodward Township project. The project is expected to start in early January and be completed by July 14 of this year.

The Coal Township project contract was awarded to JBS Dirt Inc. of Canastota, New York. The project is expected to start in January and be completed by March 9, 2015.

Contracts were awarded on a competitive basis and are federally funded by Office of Surface Mining grants. Grant funds are supported by a fee on the modern coal industry and are distributed to states as annual grants to reclaim mine sites that were abandoned prior to passage of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 717-783-2267.

Update for Route 255 Project in Saint Marys, Week of Jan. 6

Update for Route 255 Project in Saint Marys, Week of Jan. 6

Saint Marys – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys is continuing through winter. The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in Saint Marys. Work this year is concentrating on the section between Wendy’s and Satterlee & Sons. Once the project completes in late summer 2014, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.

Activity the week of Jan. 6 will include:

• The contractor will begin work on Monday morning at 7:00 a.m. and continue through Thursday. All work will be performed during daytime hours.

• Route 255 will be restricted to one lane in each direction between Vine Street and State Street (Route 120) for the installation of water lines and sanitary sewer lines.

• Route 255 northbound will be restricted to one lane between Pistner Road and Iron Run Road as work to install an access road takes place.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone. Motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling through the work zone and should obey the posted speed limit.

Overall work includes pavement repair, drainage improvements, addition of a right-turn lane for Route 255 northbound traffic at Vine Street, re-alignment of the Arch Street intersection, a right turn lane on Route 120 east for traffic heading south on Route 255, and other construction items. Dave Gutelius Excavating Inc. of Mifflinburg is the contractor on this $12.8 million project.

Kane Dispatched To Accident

Kane Dispatched To Accident
At 10:57 AM on Friday, Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a no injury crash at Old State Road and Flickerwood Road. A vehicle is reported into a gas meter with possible gas leak.

Louise F. Clark, 90, of 45 Belleview Avenue, Bradford, PA

Louise F. Clark
Louise F. Clark, 90, of 45 Belleview Avenue, Bradford, PA, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born October 4, 1923 in Middletown, OH, she was a daughter of the late Elizabeth (Wells) and Curtis E. Fugett.

She married Robert B. Clark in 1961.

She graduated from High School in 1942 in Trenton, Ohio. She attended the State Teacher's College in Richmond, KY for one year.

She was a secretary for Julian A. Carson, public accountant beginning in August, 1961, until his death in March, 1985. She then worked for Coates, Way and Anderson for a time and then was a secretary for the Odd Fellows Building and then the Seneca Building from where she retired after many years of service.

She was active in Bradford Women's Bowling Leagues for over 39 years.

She is survived by a step daughter, Carol C. (Spouse) Hall, and a step son, Thomas D. (Jeannie) Clark, all of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Frances Liming of Xenia, OH and Peggy Allen of Wilmington, OH and a brother, Terry Fugate of Westboro, Ohio. 

In addition to her parents and former husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Marge Bailey and three brothers, William D. Fuget, Edward B. Fuget and Richard Fuget.

At the request of the family there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 AM, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, retired Presbyterian minister, officiating. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

I-80 Columbia County work zone lane restriction Jan. 8

I-80 Columbia County work zone lane restriction Jan. 8

Here is a scheduled lane closure for Interstate 80 westbound at the Mifflinville River Bridge Project in Columbia County next week.

Weather permitting, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, the contractor will set the last round of beams for the eastbound river bridge. The will be rolling roadblocks in the eastbound lanes of I-80 to slow traffic from mile 236 (Lightstreet Exit) to mile 241 (Berwick Exit) while the beams are picked from the eastbound lanes of I-80 and set on the eastbound river bridge under construction. This will take place between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fox Township Dispatched For Traffic Control

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/NO INJURY
Address: FAIRVIEW RD and MILLION DOLLAR HWY
City: FOX
Cross Streets: MILLION DOLLAR HWY * CHERRY RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD
1/3/2014 10:46:50 AM

Delayed Post--Accident Dispatched On Rt. 120

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/INJURIES
Address: 5692 ROUTE 120
City: SHIPPEN
Cross Streets: BUCKTAIL RD * BEECHWOOD RD

Agency: EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
1/3/2014 9:48:03 AM

Coudersport Ambulance To Dry Run Road

At about 10:00 AM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Dry Run Road in Hebron Township for a fall victim.

Truck Crash Blocking One Lane of Eastbound I-86

Truck Crash Blocking Eastbound I-86
At 10:05 AM on Friday, Belmont and Angelica Fire Depts. and Amity Rescue have been dispatched to a crash of a truck on a bridge on I-86 Eastbound,  East of Belmont. Reports indicate the dump truck is blocking an eastbound lane of the interstate, just past exit 30.

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 03 at 3:12AM EST until January 03 at 12 :00PM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Potter County.

Tune to your local weather station for additional information, or visit
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Please everyone pray for Jeremy Barnard

Please everyone pray for Jeremy Barnard. 
State Police found him on the floor of his apartment in Marienville after family was unable to contact him. He had missed work for 3 days. He last reported he thought he had the flu.

His sister Sarah said he was taken to the hospital in Clarion and diagnosed with a brain infection. He's needing to go to UPMC but weather has transportation grounded. He is a wonderful young man. Please pray for him and traveling protection for him and his family in this terrible weather. 

You can find more information on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.barnard.1238?fref=ts


Hebron Center Christian School will have a two hour delay Friday the 3rd

As it stands right now,  
Hebron Center Christian School will have a two hour delay Friday the 3rd.

Wind Chill Advisory issued January 03 at 12:15AM EST until January 03 at 1 :00AM EST by NWS

...WINTER STORM WARNING EXPIRES AT 1 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS.

* HAZARD TYPES...BLOWING SNOW AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 9 INCHES.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 23 BELOW.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS TRAVEL DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED
VISIBILITY. BLOWING SNOW WILL FURTHER REDUCE VISIBILITIES.
DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS AND FROSTBITE.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
USE EXTREME CAUTION IF PLANNING TO TRAVEL. FOR THE LATEST WEATHER
INFORMATION...GO TO WEATHER.GOV/CTP OR STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO.

REPORT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
STATE COLLEGE BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO CTP.STORMREPORTS@NOAA.GOV...
POSTING TO THE NWS STATE COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET
@NWSSTATECOLLEGE WITH THE HASHTAG #CTPWX.

IF YOU WILL BE OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES. FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA ARE POSSIBLE IF PRECAUTIONS ARE
NOT TAKEN. FOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION...GO TO
WEATHER.GOV/CTP OR STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Think About It

Looking Forward

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
(Hebrews 12:1 NLT)

I am one who believes that there is a plan for our life and that if we can keep our eyes focused upon that, then whatever comes our way along that path will not distract us from our destination. I can also say that I didn’t always believe this. Thirty-seven years ago I was at my wits end. Try as I might I wasn’t living my life as I knew I should. It wasn’t so much that I was a bad person or that things were going badly. In fact, just the opposite was true. I had a great job, and a great family, but inside me, there was something wrong. It was a quiet November day that I surrendered my life to God and to live my life according to his plan. Since then I’ve had no regrets. Oh I’ve had some major screw ups along the way, but I choose, in each situation, to get back up and move forward towards what was set before me. That’s one of the reasons the verse that I quoted in the beginning is so important to me.

Paul said the same thing in Philippians 3:14, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. All of this is important because as I look forward to a new year it helps me to keep my eyes focused on what’s ahead. I don’t have to think about any new resolutions or trying to turn over a new leaf. You might say that it is already planned out for me. The real question relates to how well I am doing today. Why? Well simply because if I focus on living well today then that sets me up to do the same for the next day. When you put each day together they soon become a week, then a month, and then another year has passed and in the end you can look back and see what you’ve accomplished, even through the hardships. Remember that God says that even though we walk through the valley, he would be there. The question remains, what path are you on? Think about it.

(bjknef@yahoo.com)

Register Now For The Next Session Of Cutting Edge Gymnastics

REGISTER NOW--
NEXT SESSION BEGINS SATURDAY  
Cutting Edge Gymnastics was created to offer an opportunity for children in the Potter and McKean County areas to develop group interaction, friendship, dedication, and determination through the sport of gymnastics.
  Gymnastics improves motor skills and spatial awareness and instills self confidence, discipline, and provides a quality athletic experience with the importance of having fun!

  Our program offers preschool and progressive gymnastics to boys and girls ages 3-18 along with a USAG women’s competitive program for levels 3 through 9. Our program and competitive team is run by a very experienced coaching staff that is USAG Safety Certified to provide a Cutting Edge experience for your gymnast and family.

  We are a family oriented program and would love for your gymnast to become part of our gym family. Each session runs on a 5 week session.(Saturdays). 

The next 5 week session will take place starting this Saturday, January 4th.

Classes will fill up quickly so please contact us as soon as possible to register your child, or you may register online. We look forward to working with your gymnast! Please see our web-site at www.cuttingedgegymnastics.com . Or you may call Pam at 814-558-3560. Please leave message

Massive Estate Coins Auction Saturday, January 11th At Allegany, NY

www.carterauctions.com

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lafayette Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2013-12-27 00:00:00 to TRIANA ENERGY LLC for site MROC PAD A 4H in Lafayette Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Daily Press Details Incident Where Pedestrians Were Struck

New details emerge in Brusselles Street incident

ST. MARYS – Multiple charges were filed against John Anthony Raspatello following a Dec. 30 altercation with two Broscius Towing and Tiltbed Services employees along Brusselles Street at Nic's Tobacco Outlet in St. Marys.

Raspatello was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, four counts of simple assault, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, one count of accidents involving death or personal injury, and one count of reckless driving. He was arraigned and placed in the Elk County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Lost Dog

Lost Dog

My dog has run off he has been gone since 9 a.m. this morning.
His name is Scribby. He is a large black lab Rottweiler mix he is very friendly.
If found could you please contact me at 814-331-7064 Amanda or Zack

Bingo at Smethport Fire Dept. for Fri. Jan 3, 2014 has been cancelled

 Bingo at Smethport Fire Dept. for Fri. Jan 3, 2014 has been cancelled

Congrats To 2014 Star Hose Company Officers

Congratulations to the 2014 officers:
President Alex Johnson
Vice President James Rankin, Jr.
Secretary Barb Neilson
Financial Secretary Mike Johnson
Treasurer Tom Johnson
Relief Association Alex Johnson, Andrew Johnson
Tri-County Delegates James Anderson, James Rankin, Jr.
Fire Chief Fred Roys
Deputy Chief Kevin Ernst
Assistant Chief Mike Johnson
Company Grade Officers Alex Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Lucas Johnson, Nathan Kio
Fire Police Captain Doug Goodrich
Fire Police Lieutenant Dennis Williams

St. Marys, Johnsonburg and Ridgway Area School Districts are all on a two-hour delay for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014


St. Marys, Johnsonburg and Ridgway Area School Districts are all on a two-hour delay for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

The Port Allegany School District will be closed on Friday, January 3

Port Allegany School District
NOTICE TO PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND STAFF

The Port Allegany School District will be closed on Friday, January 3.

Classes will resume as scheduled on Monday, January 6.

Johnsonburg Area School District will run on a 2-hour delay tomorrow


Just received word that the Johnsonburg Area School District will run on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Friday, 1/3/2014.

Coudersport Ambulance To Station

At 7:07 PM on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 to stage at station for call.
RECALLED AT 7:42 
7:44 PM--REDISPATCHED TO NORTH MAIN STREET TO ASSIST COUDERSPORT BORO POLICE

Northern Potter Schools are closed tomorrow, Jan. 3.

Northern Potter Schools are closed tomorrow, Jan. 3.

Cameron County schools will open two hours later on Friday

Cameron County schools will open two hours later on Friday

Lyman Run State Park Open For Winter Business

Chip Harrison measures snow at Lyman Run SP
Maxine Harrison just took this photo of Chip measuring the snowfall here at Lyman Run. 

The park is open for winter business though...the trails are perfect for cross country skiing or snowshoeing, the downhill sledding area on the back side of the dam is open and a great place for a fast down hill zoom...and part of the snowmobile trail system also runs through the park. 

The lake has begun to ice over but ice fishermen are cautioned to check first before going out on the lake as it only just froze over today and might not be thick enough to hold a person's weigh..a situation that should be remedied fairly quickly with these dropping temperatures.

45 mph on I-80 in Clearfield and Centre counties and on I-99 in Centre County


TRAFFIC ALERT: PennDOT advises that beginning at 5 p.m., the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph on I-80 in Clearfield and Centre counties and on I-99 in Centre County.

Park's Ark Preschool will be closed Friday, January 3rd

Park's Ark Preschool will be closed Friday, January 3rd due to the winter storm occurring. We will see you on Monday!

1/2/2014 4:44 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 15 NB BLOSS TWP

1/2/20144:44 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 15 NBBLOSS TWP
Mansfield and Blossburg dispatched to a pickup truck into guard rails, 4 miles south of Mansfield exit. Driver reports no injuries.

Register Now For The Next Session Of Cutting Edge Gymnastics

REGISTER NOW--
NEXT SESSION BEGINS SATURDAY  
Cutting Edge Gymnastics was created to offer an opportunity for children in the Potter and McKean County areas to develop group interaction, friendship, dedication, and determination through the sport of gymnastics.
  Gymnastics improves motor skills and spatial awareness and instills self confidence, discipline, and provides a quality athletic experience with the importance of having fun!

  Our program offers preschool and progressive gymnastics to boys and girls ages 3-18 along with a USAG women’s competitive program for levels 3 through 9. Our program and competitive team is run by a very experienced coaching staff that is USAG Safety Certified to provide a Cutting Edge experience for your gymnast and family.

  We are a family oriented program and would love for your gymnast to become part of our gym family. Each session runs on a 5 week session.(Saturdays). 

The next 5 week session will take place starting this Saturday, January 4th.

Classes will fill up quickly so please contact us as soon as possible to register your child, or you may register online. We look forward to working with your gymnast! Please see our web-site at www.cuttingedgegymnastics.com . Or you may call Pam at 814-558-3560. Please leave message

PennDOT warns motorists to remain alert for blowing or drifting snow overnight

Travel Advisory
01/02/2014
PennDOT warns motorists to remain alert for blowing or drifting snow overnight

Montoursville – With wintry winds picking up overnight, PennDOT is reminding drivers to slow down, pay attention and use extra caution on area roadways, especially when extremely cold temperatures slow the effectiveness of salt to melt snow or ice.

PennDOT is out across the region plowing and treating roads, but very low temperatures and high winds can quickly diminish the transportation department’s efforts to keep roads safe and passable. Blowing or drifting snow has the potential to quickly cover a recently-plowed road. Slow down and stay alert to the potential for rapidly-changing conditions.

During winter storms, interstates and expressways are PennDOT's primary focus and equipment may be redirected to these routes during significant winter events. Plow trucks will also be slowed when facing heavy precipitation or when many other vehicles are also on roadways. This means that during heavier storms, motorists may find deeper accumulations on less-traveled routes and should adjust their driving for those conditions.

How often roadways are plowed or treated with salt and other material depends on a road’s traffic volume. On interstates and expressways, PennDOT aims for its plow trucks to pass by the same point on a plow route every two hours. For other major roadways the department’s goal is for trucks to pass by the same point every two or three hours. On lower-volume roadways the department’s goal extends to every three to four hours, with less frequent cycles on roads with the lowest traffic volumes.

The department also asks motorists to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. Also, for their own safety and the safety of plow operators, motorists should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/winter.