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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Northwest PA Conventional Oil Producers Rebuff Proposed New Regs

Proposed regs hit by local drillers
DEP told livelihoods jeopardized


By BEN KLEIN (bklein@timesobserver.com) , 
The Times Observer

Conventional oil producers from northwestern Pennsylvania made one thing clear to state Department of Environmental Protection officials Wednesday evening at the Warren County Courthouse: Go back to the drawing board.

It was the last of nine public meetings held across the state to solicit comment on proposed oil and gas surface activity regulations.

Multi-generational shallow well producers and ancillary businesses from Warren County and the surrounding area testified the proposed regulations are suited for large multinational corporations drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus shale, not for conventional well producers who have been operating in the Pennsylvania oil patch for over 150 years. Read more...

Bolivar, Richburg Dispatched For Possible Structure Fire

Bolivar, Richburg Dispatched For Possible Structure Fire
At 9:25 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Departments have been dispatched to the area of Friendship Street & Main Street for a report of flames showing inside a building.

9:27 PM--BOLIVAR CHIEF HAS RICHBURG HOLD IN QUARTERS.

Injection well fight packs township meeting

Injection well fight packs township meeting

Updated: Thursday, February 13 2014,
By: Deven Clarke
WJAC


HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Residents of an Elk County township are fighting a proposed, and EPA approved, Marcellus Shale waste injection well.

Residents packed the Highland Township supervisor meeting Wednesday night to express their outrage that the well could be coming to their neighborhood. They said it will be put within a mile of the James City area drinking water supply.

It was earlier this month that the federal EPA approved the drilling permit to Seneca Resources to inject waste from natural drilling operations deep into the ground. Residents said they fear the waste will leak into ground water and eventually making its way into their drinking water. Read more...

EPA approves permit for Brady Twp. injection well near DuBois City Line

EPA approves permit for Brady Twp. injection well

Courier ExpressPosted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:00 am

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted a permit for a disposal well in Brady Township that generated widespread opposition when it was proposed in 2012.

The site will be used to store and dispose of the liquid leftovers from the drilling process used to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale layer.

Windfall Oil & Gas of Falls Creek applied for the permit to build the injection well at a site just off Highland Street in Brady Township near the DuBois City line.

In announcing its decision, the EPA posted a 13-page summary of the permit requirements and a 16-page summary of its findings with respect to concerns raised by residents during public hearings and subsequent comment periods.

Those concerns included the well’s proximity to water supplies and the potential for contamination, the EPA’s jurisdiction, the safety of the well and the potential for it to induce earthquake activity around the site.

The announcement comes a week after the EPA issued a permit to Seneca Resources for a similar injection well in Highland Township, Elk County. 

According to previously published stories, the Brady Township site would be used to store brine water that is extracted from deep wells drilled for Marcellus Shale gas. Once the water has been used in the hydraulic fracturing process, it is often transported to another deep well where it is pumped for storage.  Read more...

Are You Missing A Chocolate Lab?

Are You Missing A Chocolate Lab?
There is a chocolate lab roaming the streets in downtown Coudersport right now without a collar or tags on.

Potter County Democratic Party Meeting Wednesday In Coudersport


Shinglehouse Ambulance To Wheeler Hill Road

At 2:50 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance was dispatched to Wheeler Hill Road.

Richard P. “Zink” Gigliotti, 85, of Olean, NY

Richard P. “Zink” Gigliotti, 85, of Olean, NY, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Olean General Hospital.

He was born on October 22, 1928 in Bradford, a son of the late Peter and Catherine Brown Gigliotti.

He attended St. Bonaventure Catholic Church.

He was a United States Army veteran stationed in Germany during the Korean War.

He was employed by St. Bonaventure University as an athletic trainer for twenty five years; while working for the university Mr. Gigliotti attended various sports training clinics around the country. In 1994 he was voted into the St. Bonaventure University Hall of Fame.

He is survived by one sister, Betty (Don) Comilla of Duke Center and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant. A Christian wake service will be held at 7:45 PM Monday in the funeral home.

Burial and military honors will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

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

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

Ruth O. (Denning) Veley, 53, Zephyrhills, Florida, formerly of Bolivar, NY

Ruth O. (Denning) Veley, 53, Zephyrhills, Florida, formerly of Bolivar, NY, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014 in Florida, with her children at her side. 

She was born November 26, 1960 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Ronald and Geraldine (Van Etten) Denning Sr.

She was a former employee of Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and was a stay at home mom for many years. She believed that her purpose on earth was to leave everyone with a smile.

She is survived by two children, Laura Veley of Zephyrhills and Lester (Jessica) Veley of Dade City, FL, four grandchildren, Aaliyah, Nadialee Veley of Zephyrhills and Katie and Leland Veley of Dade City, four sisters, Deborah (David) Jones of Angelica, Veronica (Dave Tullar) Denning of Scio, Penny (Coy Burdick) Denning of Bolivar, and Wanda Halsaver of Cuba, two brothers, Ronald (Tam Davis) of Bolivar and Andy (Annie) Denning of Zephyrhills, one step sister, Kathie Denning of Knoxville, PA, four step brothers, John (Karyn) Denning of Vestal, David (Dawn) Denning of Belmont, Leo (Debbie) Denning of Weston Mills and Jack (Bonnie) Denning of Olean, as well as several nieces & nephews. 

She was predeceased in addition to her parents, by her former husband, Leland Veley, her step mother, Brenda Denning and a step sister, Cindy (Denning) Tucker

Friends are invited to call on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 3:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Richard Helms presiding. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Heritage Aflame Ministry. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

EMS Dispatched To Snowmobile Accident On Peet Brook Road

EMS Dispatched To Snowmobile Accident On Peet Brook Road
At 11:58 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched for a victim of a snowmobile accident near 1243 Peet Brook Road.

Roulette Ambulance To Kim Hill Road

At 11:34 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Kim Hill Road for a medical transport.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Southwestern Energy Prod Co in Jackson Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-02-10 to Southwestern Energy Prod Co in Jackson Twp, Susquehanna county. 402CSL - Failure to adopt pollution prevention measures required or prescribed by DEP by handling materials that create a danger of pollution.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Snyder Bros Inc in Hamlin Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-02-04 to Snyder Bros Inc in Hamlin Twp, McKean county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Recalls

California Firm Recalls Unwholesome Meat Products Produced Without the Benefit of Full InspectionRancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.
FSIS has updated the recall release issued on Feb. 8, 2014 to reflect that beef products associated with recall 13 were shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois, Oregon, Texas and Washington. 

Washington Firm Recalls Dried Egg Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 226,710 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella

Water Main Break Flooding Streets In St. Marys

TRAFFIC CONTROL FOR WATER MAIN BREAK
Address: MAURUS ST and N MICHAEL ST
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: N SAINT MARYS ST * MAURUS ST
FIRE POLICE REQUESTED TO ASSIST ST. MARYS POLICE
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD
2/15/2014 10:10:25 AM

2/15/2014 10:09 AM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT RT 15 S LANE S OF TURK RANCH

2/15/201410:09 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTRT 15 S LANE S OF TURK RANCH

2/15/2014 9:47 AM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 6187 ROUTE 49 DEERFIELD TWP

2/15/20149:47 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT6187 ROUTE 49DEERFIELD TWP
REPORT VEHICLE INTO A STRUCTURE. KNOXVILLE, OSCEOLA, VALLEY AMBULANCE & MEDIC 1 DISPATCHED.

2-15-14 Recalls

California Firm Recalls Unwholesome Meat Products Produced Without the Benefit of Full InspectionRancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.

Board votes to close North Penn High

Board votes to close North Penn High

By MIKE REUTHER (mreuther@sungazette.com) , 
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

LIBERTY - The Southern Tioga School District Board Monday night voted to close North Penn High School.

The 8-1 vote followed much discussion among school directors who pretty much were in agreement that the move had to be made given the district's shaky financial status.

The school closing leaves the district with just two high schools, Mansfield and Liberty. Read more...

Snowmobile Events Today At Potter County Snowmobile Club On North Hollow

Those traveling N Hollow rd( SR 4013).. today use caution in the area of the Potter County Snowmobile Club.

They have a great event/race going on there today..stop up and enjoy your day, the kitchen and the trails are open

Moon's Farm-Yard Center 3rd Annual Chili, Cheese & Chocolate Open House Set For Feb. 14 & 15

Coin Auction Saturday, Feb. 15 At Carter Auction Center In Allegany, NY

www.carterauctions.com

The Right Stuff Antique Mart Annual Sale Starts Friday In Coudersport

Kim's Tax Corner

Gun Consignment Auction March 1st At Carter Auctions In Allegany, NY

www.carterauctions.com

Sagewood Seeking Full or Part Time Therapeutic Staff Support In McKean & Potter Counties

Multi Estates Auction February 15th At Carter Auctions in Allegany, NY

www.carterauctions.com

Certified Nurses Aides Wanted At Cole Memorial

www.charlescolehospital.com

2nd Shift Supervisor Wanted At SMC Powder Metallurgy, Inc. in Galeton, PA

Coudersport House For Rent

Friday, February 14, 2014

Genesee Woman Injured In Crash On Genesee Mills Road


State Police Investigating Identity Theft


New Cutting Edge Gymnastics Session Begins February 15


Fire, EMS Responding To Apartment Building In St. Marys


STRUCTURE FIRE-APARTMENT
Address: 151 JACKSON RD
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: BUCKTAIL RD * WALKER RD
APARTMENT BUILDING, FILLED WITH SMOKE, POSSIBLE SMOKE INHALATION
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD;
CAMERON CO 14 FD; ST. MARYS AMBULANCE
2/14/2014 10:30:50 PM


10:58 PM--ALL UNITS RETURNING & AVAILABLE

Recall For Structure Fire In Mansfield

2/14/201410:07 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE90 DORSETT HTSMANSFIELD BORO
RECALLED BY CHIEF 2

Estate Sale February 15 & 16th at 402 Ross Street in Coudersport

Port Allegany Called To Chimney Fire

Port Allegany Called To Chimney Fire
At 8:31 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. dispatched to chimney fire at 10 South Ann Street. Flames showing from chimney.

GAS LEAK-ODOR-COMMERCIAL

GAS LEAK-ODOR-COMMERCIAL
Address: 6827 RIDGWAY JOHNSONBURG RD
City: JOHNSBURG
Cross Streets: KENTUCKY LN * TRANSPORTATION CTR

Agency: ELK COMPANY 2 FD
2/14/2014 7:44:49 PM

LOST DOGS IN SABINSVILLE AREA are home


 We found them late last night .. thank you for everything ... I'm very thank full for your help..

FREDERICK TO SPEAK NEXT WEEK ON ‘THE FABULOUS FIELD FAMILY’

FREDERICK TO SPEAK NEXT WEEK ON ‘THE FABULOUS FIELD FAMILY’

BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Rick Frederick, professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will speak next week on one of the most-influential families in 19th century America, “The Fabulous Field Family.”

The talk, sponsored by Friends of Hanley Library, will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in Lester and Barbara Rice Auditorium in Fisher Hall on campus. It is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

The six brothers of the Field family included a Supreme Court justice, the entrepreneur of the transatlantic cable, a leading New York attorney and a minister/travel writer who married a notorious French woman (who was later played by Bette Davis in a movie).

Frederick is well known for his entertaining lectures on American history. He has taught at Pitt-Bradford since 1979 and is the author or co-author of four books, most recently a biography of William Howard Taft. He is one of two Pitt-Bradford faculty members to have received the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Teacher Award, as well as the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association Teaching Award.

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

PITT-BRADFORD FACULTY TO SHARE WRITING AT READING

PITT-BRADFORD FACULTY TO SHARE WRITING AT READING

BRADFORD, Pa. – Six members of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford faculty will read from their work at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the KOA Speer Lobby of Blaisdell Hall.

Those reading are Dr. Carys Evans-Corrales, professor of Spanish; Judy Hopkins, adjunct instructor of composition; Dr. Nancy McCabe, associate professor of writing; Carol Newman, adjunct instructor of composition; Dr. Dani Weber, assistant professor of composition; and a surprise guest.

The event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served. The reading, which is part of the Spectrum series, is co-sponsored by the Pitt-Bradford writing program and Baily’s Beads literary magazine.

Evans-Corrales teaches Spanish and comparative literature at Pitt-Bradford. She is the author of a forthcoming memoir regarding the role of several very different languages in the formation of her sense of self. Also forthcoming (in Metamorphoses: The Journal of Literary Translation) is a collection of her translations of more than 30 poems from Galician, a minority language spoken in northwest Spain. She has also published four books of poetry translated from Galician, and her work from the original Spanish includes two books -- a set of five children's verse plays and a number of book chapters on various writers.

Hopkins teaches English composition and news-writing and news-editing classes at Pitt-Bradford. Her poetry has appeared in California Quarterly and Timber Creek Review, and she has published personal essays in the L.A. Affairs column of the Los Angeles Times and in Skirt! Magazine.

McCabe, who directs the writing program, has won a Pushcart Prize and had work recognized six times by the Houghton-Mifflin Best American series. Her books include “After the Flashlight Man: A Memoir of Awakening,” “Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption,” and “Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge: A Journey to My Daughter’s Birthplace in China.” Her fourth book, about rereading favorite childhood books and traveling to places related to them, is due out next fall.

In 2012, Newman, who teaches fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction classes, received the Chautauqua Hauser Award for Prose. She has also won a second place and two honorable mentions for poetry and has published work in Chautauqua and the Mayapple Press anthology “Written on the Water: Writings About the Allegheny River.” She also has a poem forthcoming in an anthology from the University of Texas about the’60s.

Weber, a lifelong writer of fiction and creative non-fiction and the director of the Pitt-Bradford writing center, has published creative nonfiction and academic reviews in the Indianapolis alternative weekly newspaper NUVO and the online journal Kairos.

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

Annual Reports Of Game & Fish Commissions Live Streamed For You

Committee to Receive Annual Reports of Game, Fish Commissions

WHAT:     The House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will accept the annual reports of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). Members will also have the opportunity to question commission officials about issues and concerns.

WHO:       Causer and members of the House Game and Fisheries Committee; PGC Executive Director Matt Hough; and PFBC Executive Director John Arway.

WHEN:     Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. – PGC
                   Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 9 a.m. – PFBC

WHERE:  Room 60 East Wing, State Capitol, Harrisburg

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: www.RepCauser.com

Connie S. Goldsmith, 67, formerly of Eldred, PA

Connie S. Goldsmith 
 beloved mother, grandmother, daughter and sister

Connie S. Goldsmith, 67, formerly of Eldred, PA, passed away Friday (February 14, 2014) at the Lakeview Nursing Home in Smethport.

Born April 4th, 1946 in Bradford, she was a daughter of Everal and Winifred Fitzsimmons Canaan. On July 25th, 1969 in Bradford, she married David M. Goldsmith, who passed away on May 15th, 2001.

Connie was a 1964 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and had been a lifetime resident of the Eldred area.

Mrs. Goldsmith was employed by the Sylvania Corporation in Warren for several years. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

In addition to her mother of Eldred, she is survived by a son, Mathew (Brenda) Goldsmith of Allegany; 2 grandchildren, Nathaniel and Makenzie Goldsmith; 2 sisters, Rev. Linda (Rev. John) Allen of Orlando, Florida, Patricia (Ozzie) Schwab of Duke Center; 4 brothers, Raymond (Gloria) Canaan of Winder, Georgia, William Canaan of Eldred, Thomas (Deborah) Canaan of Eldred, and Sidney (Kay) Canaan of Pittsburgh, PA; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and father she was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Goldsmith in 1975.

Friends may call Sunday (February 16th, 2014) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 am with the Rev. Ron Emery officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

Austin Baseball Association Registration

Austin Baseball Association Registration

Austin Baseball Association will be holding Registrations on Sunday, February 16th from 1:00 to 3:00 in the school cafeteria and again Monday, March 3rd from 6:00 to 7:00 in the school cafeteria.

DEP Turns on High-Definition Falcon Cam in Time for Mating Season

DEP Turns on High-Definition Falcon Cam in Time for Mating Season

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today launched its annual live, 24-hour-a-day webcast of a nesting pair of peregrine falcons who live on a ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg. The falcons typically renew their pair-bond around Valentine's Day.

Three high-definition (HD) cameras will chronicle the falcons’ activities while streaming the footage live on the internet to viewers around the world. Around the time the first egg is laid, an additional HD camera will be set up for an intimate view into the nest.

“Year after year, the Falcon Cam is one of the most popular features on our website,” DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. “It’s a great tool to get Pennsylvanians engaged in the environment.”

In recent weeks, a male peregrine has challenged the resident male, who has been at the ledge since 2005. Despite that, the resident male has defended the ledge, and will soon begin to mate with the female, who has been at the ledge since 2012. Breeding activity typically takes place this time of year, so territorial battles can be fierce.

In the 14 years falcons have been nesting at the building, the nest has produced 52 eggs and 44 hatchlings. Of these, 34 falcons survived—14 males and 19 females. The gender of one of the nestlings who hatched in 2008 could not be determined. That bird was the runt of the clutch, or set of offspring.

Last year, the female falcon laid a clutch of four eggs and all four hatched. The first egg of the 2014 breeding season should be laid around mid-March. The eggs should begin to hatch around mid-April and the young falcons, also called eyases, will begin to take their first flights, or fledge, in early-June.

While their numbers are increasing, the Pennsylvania Game Commission still lists peregrine falcons as an endangered species at the state level. Nationally, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the bird from its list of endangered and threatened species in 1999.

The birds’ population in Pennsylvania has increased since the early 1990s as a direct result of conservation efforts like this one. According to the Game Commission, there are now 40 pairs of peregrine falcons nesting at various locations across the state.

For more information, to sign up to receive the Falcon Wire e-newsletter or to watch the falcons live, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the Falcon Cam button.


Charles A. Petruzzi, 95, of Route 46, Smethport, PA

Charles A. Petruzzi
Charles A. Petruzzi, 95, of Route 46, Smethport, PA, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2014) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.

Born December 28, 1918, in Betula, PA, he was a son of Fred and Justina Mecci Petruzzi. On Dec. 10, 1942, in Tampa, FL, he married Elizabeth J. Gunn, who died Jan. 6, 2009.

Mr. Petruzzi was longtime resident of the area and a graduate of Smethport High School, Class of 1937.

Charles had worked in both Washington, DC and West Virginia. He worked his way up to Division manager-engineer over all buildings and engineering with Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. and later retired from Bell Telephone-ATT with 31 years of service.

WWII, Korea
He was a veteran of WWII and Korean War, having served with the US Army. He began his military career as an enlisted solider achieving the rank of Sergeant. He became an officer with the signal corp and was active in the European theatre during WWII, and landed on Omaha Beach (Normandy) where he was awarded the Bronze Star, and continued on in Northern France. Ardennes, Rhineland, and central Europe. He retired after WWII, a captain. He reenlisted in 1950-52 in the Korean War and retired a major.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church of Smethport, VFW Post 2497, American Legion, Bucktail Post 138, both Smethport, Smethport Country Club where he and Elizabeth, were longtime members of the Couples League.

Surviving are a son, John A. (Connie) Petruzzi of Melbourne, FL; a daughter, Patti Jane (John) Meilbye of Merritt Island, FL; four grandchildren; John, Robert and James Petruzzi, and Chris Meilbye; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Elizabeth, and seven brothers; Paul, Elmer, Frank, Leo, James, Fred, and Theodore Petruzzi,

There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2014) with Rev. Vince Cieslwicz, pastor of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, officiating.

A military service will be conducted by the Bucktail Post Honor Guard, Smethport, following the service at the cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made to: 
John A. Petruzzi
950 Hart Place
Melbourne, FL 32940

Potter County is creating its legacy at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT)

Potter County is creating its legacy at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT)

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) continues to successfully carrying out its mission “to continuously improve the present and future quality of life in the counties served by the foundation”
This includes Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York State. Potter County was added to the counties that CFTT serves in 2010, increasing its service area to the current five counties served. The support and work done in Potter County has been remarkable!

The CFTT’s Board of Directors, County Advisory Board Members, and Committees consist of nearly 50 volunteers that have worked diligently to share the mission of CFTT. Eight people represent the CFTT Potter County Advisory Board and three of them sit on the CFTT Board of Directors. One county and eight people might seem to be a small portion of CFTT’s work, but Potter County has truly been an inspiration for all the other counties with the success they’ve had in giving back to their community. Through their support, the communities’ support, donor’s personalized visions, and through long-term fund building that provides long term support, Potter County has been extremely successful in impacting their community.

In 2013 four new funds were created in Potter County. These include the Darlene J. Sitler Memorial Scholarship Fund, Robert B. Merten Circle of the Fifths Music Award Scholarship, Barbara Joy Olney Community Harmony Fund, and the Darlene Sitler Music Fund at Northern Potter School District. CFTT now administers a total of seven funds that benefit Potter County. $417,541 was received in 2013 for those four new endowed funds that have been invested. A portion of the earnings go back into the community each year, while the remaining money continues to grow and increase the money going out in grants each year. In 2013 Potter County awarded $17,827.75 in grants back into their community. This is up nearly $5,000 from the previous year and will continue to grow. CFTT expects to award over $30,000 this year with the creation of the four new funds.

Anyone can write a check, but CFTT is a vehicle for people to leave a legacy. A legacy is defined as money or property bequeathed to someone by will or something handed down from an ancestor or predecessor, or from the past. CFTT builds endowed funds that not only give back today, but give back forever. CFTT is a vehicle for people to give back to their community now or through a bequest. A opportunity for anyone to leave a legacy in the community they care about. Everyone has something close to their heart, so why not establish a fund that will benefit that need in the community today and forever. Creating an endowed fund at CFTT allows you to ensure your favorite non-profit continues to be able to do the vital work they do. It can ensure that youth in your community are able to further their education by offering scholarships. It can ensure that the environment is forever protected. It can provide support in whatever area of need is important to you.

Anyone interested in learning more about the CFTT or about potentially creating a fund can call 570-888-4759; fax - 570-888-2179; email - cftt@stny.rr.com or website - www.twintierscf.org .


Kathryn M. Hall, 83, of Main St., Roulette, PA

Kathryn M. Hall, 83, of Main St., Roulette, PA, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2014) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born February 11, 1931, in Virginville, PA, she was a daughter of Arthur L. and Helen Dreibelis Dunkelberger. On July 21, 1971, in Maryland, she married Victor W. Hall, who died Oct. 25, 2009.

Kathryn enjoyed crafting and her domestic pets.

Surviving is a sister, Jan A. (Delbert) Baxter of Roulette; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Victor, a brother, Roy K. Dunkelberger, and a sister, Ruth Angstadt.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made to: 
Jan A. Baxter
136 Main St., Box 256
Roulette, PA 16746

Senator Pat Toomey--Standing For Justice



Watch my remarks on the Senate floor

Recently, President Obama nominated Mr. Debo Adegbile to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. I oppose this nomination.

Mr. Adegbile volunteered to represent Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in December 1981. As Officer Faulkner's widow explained, Adegbile was part of a legal team that extended her grief for 32 years, spreading misinformation about the crime and falsely proclaiming Abu-Jamal's innocence.

Officer Faulkner can no longer speak for himself. We speak for him now. Therefore, I will continue to urge my colleagues to oppose Mr. Adegbile's nomination and defeat it on the Senate floor.

Coudersport Ambulance To Ellison Avenue

At 3:20 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Ellison Ave. For a medical Emergency.

No Injuries in Minivan/Water Truck Crash



Ridgway Man Charged In Kane


Shinglehouse Ambulance To Honeoye Haven

At 3:06 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to Honeoye Haven for a woman ill.

Airline Intends To Discontinue Service To Bradford Airport


That airline that provides service to Bradford Regional Airport plans to end that service by May 15.
Silver Airlines today said it provided the US Department of Transportation with a 90-day notice of its intent to discontinue service between Cleveland and airports in Bradford, Jamestown, DuBois and Franklin, as well as Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Dave Pflieger, president and CEO of Silver Airways, said in a news release that “multiple factors have combined to make it economically impossible for us to continue flying” between Cleveland and the five markets.

Shortly after Silver’s announcement Senator Bob Casey said he’s committed to ensuring that Northwestern Pennsylvania has access to safe and reliable air transportation

PITT-BRADFORD OFFERING FAFSA COMPLETION NIGHT IN BRADFORD

PITT-BRADFORD OFFERING FAFSA COMPLETION NIGHT IN BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa---The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Financial Aid staff is offering a free FAFSA completion night Feb. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pitt-Bradford Sports and Fitness Center computer lab (room 156).

The session allows families to complete the FAFSA online with help from a staff member. Those interested should bring their 2013 Federal tax return if completed or their 2012 Federal tax return if the 2013 is not yet done. Families should also bring Federal PIN numbers, if they have them and investment statements for assets other than retirement accounts.

For more information, contact Deborah Woodley, assistant director of Financial Aid, at (814) 362-7550 or woodley@pitt.edu

Video Game Day XXI Planned for March

Video Game Day XXI Planned for March

DuBOIS – Video Game Day XXI is fast approaching. It is planned for 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday March 1, in the DEF Building at Penn State DuBois.

Video Game Day is held once each semester at the campus, and is open to anyone interested in playing video or computer games. It offers participants the opportunity play popular games on both PCs and game consoles. Over 100 computers are networked together for the event, along with a wide variety of gaming consoles including xBox 360s, PS3s, Wiis, and even a retro console area.

The cost is $5 per person, which includes pizza and a drink.

Pre-registration can be completed at http://ISTLAB.net

Look for the latest on Video Game Day on Facebook at http://facebook.com/VIDEOGAMEDAY

'Chasing Ice' Climate Change Documentary to Be Screened on Campus

'Chasing Ice' Climate Change Documentary
to Be Screened on Campus

DuBOIS – A documentary film that explores the notion of climate change by detailing the loss of arctic ice masses is scheduled for screening at Penn State DuBois. Chasing Ice is the culmination of years of work by photographer James Balog, who used cameras to capture the shrinking glaciers of the arctic. The public is welcome to attend the screening, free of charge, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, in the Hiller Auditorium.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering evidence of the changing planet. It follows the photographer on a bold expedition that he dubbed The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Penn State DuBois glaciologist Byron Parizek will be present for a question and answer session immediately after the showing.

This event is sponsored by the Penn State DuBois Earth Science Club, in cooperation with the Sierra Club Moshannon Group, and Elk County C.A.R.E.S.

Learn more at http://www.chasingice.com/about-the-film/synopsis/#sthash.ENhkcwgp.dpuf

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer



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Friday, February 14, 2014 The latest news from the State Capitol

2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Forms Available

 
Applications for the 2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are now available at my offices in Bradford and Coudersport. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with permanent disabilities who meet certain income guidelines. Renters may earn up to $15,000 annually and qualify for the program, while homeowners may earn up to $35,000. Exclude 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits when calculating income.

For additional information or to obtain claim forms, visit my website at RepCauser.com or contact my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., First Floor; 814-362-4400) or Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1; 814-274-9769). Assistance with filing the Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms is available from my offices at no charge.
 

Final Hearing on Oil, Gas Regulations Draws Crowd in Warren

The state’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) held its final hearing on proposed oil and gas regulations Wednesday evening before a crowd of several hundred people at the Warren County Courthouse.
 
 
I was among dozens of citizens who stood to testify before the board as it considers sweeping changes to regulations that will impact both conventional and unconventional drillers in Pennsylvania.

A number of independent oil producers shared their concerns about the regulations, which are geared primarily toward large-scale unconventional wells. They explained why they believe the regulations are unnecessary for shallow well drillers and how the regulations, if enacted, could drive them out of business and cost many people their jobs.

Although no additional hearings are planned, the board will continue accepting public comment through March 14. For more information about how to submit testimony online or by mail, click here.
 

Reminder: Town Hall Meetings Feb. 26, 28


 
Please join me later this month for one of the following town hall meetings to discuss the state budget and other issues of interest to you.

Kane Senior Center
Joint meeting with Rep. Kathy Rapp
100 Fraley St., Kane
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m. 

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Wellness Center
1001 East Second St., Coudersport
Friday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m.

Refreshments will be served, and RSVPs are requested but not required. To register your attendance, please visit my website or call my office toll-free 1-866-437-8181

Cooking for Crowds

Cooking for Crowds

Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate
for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups.
This class is being held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at PCEC’s Port Allegany office. For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Welcoming Kylie Grace Abplanalp Born At Rochester General Hospital

Kylie Grace Abplanalp
IT’S A GIRL!

Former Coudersport resident Logan Abplanalp and his wife Becky welcomed their first child Kylie Grace Abplanalp on Wednesday, January 29th at 7:26 PM at the Rochester NY General Hospital. 

Kylie weighed lbs. 12.5 oz and was 20 ¾ inches long. This is the first grandchild for John and Lori Abplanalp of Coudersport.

Photographer's Secrets To Great Photos Class Set For Feb. 22 In Coudersport

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Route 487 closed at crash scene at Forks in Columbia County


Route 487 closed at crash scene at Forks in Columbia County

Montoursville – Motorists traveling Route 487 in Fishing Creek Township, Columbia County, are advised that the road is currently closed at the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash at the Village of Forks.

Route 487 traffic is being detoured between the intersections with Winding Road and Pealertown Road. The detour follows Pealertown Road.

Emergency responders anticipate Route 487 will be closed at the crash scene until late afternoon.

PennDOT restores speed limits on I-80 & I-180 in north central PA

PennDOT restores speed limits on I-80 & I-180 in north central PA

Montoursville – PennDOT has lifted the speed limit restrictions that were in place on several roadways in north central Pennsylvania.

Due to the winter storm impacting the region, speed limits were reduced yesterday to 45 mph on Interstates 80 and 180 in the region. All speeds are restored to their usual posted limits.

PennDOT is continuing to treat roadways in the area and will continue until roads are clear.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com.

Recalls

02/13/2014 03:45 PM EST
MyNicKnaxs, LLC., located in Florida is announcing a recall of Reduce Weight Fruta Planta because the products contain an undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredient: Phenolphthalein. The FDA lab analysis of the product found Reduce Weight Fruta Planta to contain 10.2 mg of Phenolphthalein.

Happy valentine Day

Happy valentine day to Bright Eyes, my wife the one I love. Times can be tough but my love for you is tougher. Looking for many more years with you and our family.

Love, Jim G..

Route 15 Southbound Now Open 1 Lane as Multi-Vehicle Crash Cleanup Continues

Route 15 SB lane restriction between Sebring and Buttonwood

12:42 PM UPDATE--ALL LANES NOW OPEN, FIRE UNITS RETURNING.

9:50 a.m. update: One lane is now open southbound on Route 15 between Sebring and Buttonwood. The detour is lifted. Cleanup operations continue.

Original advisory below:

Montoursville – Motorists in northern Lycoming and southern Tioga counties are advised that Route 15 southbound is currently closed due to a multiple-vehicle crash between Sebring and Buttonwood.

A detour is in effect, south on Route 2005 (Old Route 15) through Liberty to Route 1009 (Blockhouse Road) in Buttonwood and back onto Route 15 – which is at the intersection with Route 284.

Passenger vehicles have been cleared from the queue. Several tractor trailers were involved in the crash.

Emergency responders anticipate reopening Route 15 SB by early afternoon.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather

2/14/2014 8:49 AM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 660 DELMAR TWP

2/14/20148:49 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 660DELMAR TWP
Wellsboro Fire Dept., Ambulance & Medics,  dispatched. Report 2 injuries.

2 Vehicle Crash On South Kendall

2 Vehicle Crash On South Kendall
At 8:39 AM on Friday, Rew Fire Dept. & Bradford City Ambulance dispatched to 2 vehicle crash on South Kendall near Looker Mountain Trail.

The Right Stuff Antique Mart Annual Sale Starts Friday In Coudersport

Moon's Farm-Yard Center 3rd Annual Chili, Cheese & Chocolate Open House Set For Feb. 14 & 15

Coin Auction Saturday, Feb. 15 At Carter Auction Center In Allegany, NY

www.carterauctions.com

Think About It

Violence

Have you ever noticed the number of people that use violence to get what they want, or to deal with their emotions and frustrations? Sadly, it is too many.

Violence is simply an uncivilized way of dealing with anger. Often it comes about when another feels that they have lost power, so in order to get power back they resort to violence. Violence intensifies any situation. The stronger takes on the weaker in an intense show of strength. Sadly, the violent often bring upon themselves greater troubles as their actions bring other consequences. Legal, medical, and relationship ramifications can be all consequences of a person’s violent act.

A violent response to a problem is often seen as paralleling a response of a child who doesn’t get its own way. Children, especially two and three year olds, will hit, pull hair, and push other children to get what they want. Interestingly, you don’t have to teach children to be violent, but rather you have to teach them how to control their anger and to share. Yet if left unchecked, a child learns that violence will get them what they want, and they’ll continue the same behavior. This is also true with teens and adults. It isn’t always about doing what’s right, but rather about doing what gets results and if violence gets results, it is an incentive to continue. It’s not just physical violence, it can be verbal as well.

Violent people will often blame others for their violence. Rather than take responsibility they blame the other for doing something that provoked them. You may hear, “You made me hit you” or “If you didn’t do what you did, I wouldn’t have lost my temper”. But regardless of what they say, they are still responsible for their actions.

Violent people need to be held accountable for their actions. Who’s going to do that? Each of us is responsible to stop the cycle. Hard? Yes, very hard but it must be done. Think about it.

Everything For Your Valentine At All For You Flowers & Gifts In Ulysses

Gun Consignment Auction March 1st At Carter Auctions In Allegany, NY

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Sagewood Seeking Full or Part Time Therapeutic Staff Support In McKean & Potter Counties

Estate Sale February 15 & 16th at 402 Ross Street in Coudersport

Certified Nurses Aides Wanted At Cole Memorial

www.charlescolehospital.com

Multi Estates Auction February 15th At Carter Auctions in Allegany, NY

www.carterauctions.com

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Coudy Girls Basketball Tournament Saturday At Elementary School

Gas Pipeline Blast In Kentucky Burns Houses, Leaves Huge Crater

Gas Pipeline Blast In Kentucky Burns Houses, Leaves Huge Crater
By Alexander Smith
NBC News
A gas pipeline explosion in Kentucky shook the ground and catapulted rocks high into the air early Thursday, officials said.

The blast and ensuing fire in Adair County destroyed three houses, two barns and several cars, Kentucky Emergency Management director Greg Thomas said.

One person suffered burns and was taken to hospital. Read more...

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swepi Lp in Clymer Twp, Tioga County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-02-11 to Swepi Lp in Clymer Twp, Tioga county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling


PA Permit Violation Issued to Southwestern Energy Prod Co in Herrick Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-01-27 to Southwestern Energy Prod Co in Herrick Twp, Bradford county. 402CSL - Failure to adopt pollution prevention measures required or prescribed by DEP by handling materials that create a danger of pollution.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Atlas Resources Llc in Hamlin Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-01-30 to Atlas Resources Llc in Hamlin Twp, McKean county. 78.73A - Operator shall prevent gas and other fluids from lower formations from entering fresh groundwater.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

CDL Drivers Wanted To Operate Water Trucks

pottercotruck@yahoo.com