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Saturday, April 5, 2014

J. Susan Minard, 67, of Looker Mountain Trail

RIXFORD- J. Susan Minard, 67, of Looker Mountain Trail, passed away Thursday (Apr. 3, 2014) in the Olean General Hospital.

Born January 8, 1947, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Douglas A. and Miriam N. Kephart Goodrich. On June 11, 1966, in Port Allegany, she married James L. Minard, Sr., who died Aug. 16, 2013. 
They were married 47 years.

Susan had worked at the Arnot Day Care, Port Allegany, for several years, and also did embroidery work with Team Minard of Bradford, before her retirement.

She was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1964.

Mrs. Minard was an active member of the Rixford Evangelical Church. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting as well.

Surviving are a son, James L. (Jennifer) Minard, II of Rixford; three daughters, Kimberly L. (Brian) Bond of Bradford, Lisa K. (Bear) Weimer of Galeton, and Carrie S. (Jayson) Przybyla of Roulette; 8 grandchildren, a brother, Douglas A. (Lori) Goodrich, Jr. of Port Allegany; a sister, Sandy (Ray) Pockalny of Carmel, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband James.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Apr. 7, 2014) with Rev. Norman Cox, pastor of the Rixford Evangelical Church, officiating. Burial will be in Annin Creek Cemetery, Turtlepoint.

Memorials can be made to the Rixford Evangelical Church, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Northern Potter School District Athletics for the week of April 7, 2014

Northern Potter School District Athletics for the week of April 7, 2014
 
****Monday and Wednesday home baseball/softball games have been moved to Coudersport and Port Allegany respectively due to our field conditions.****
Monday, April 07
4:15PM Boys Varsity Baseball Coudersport Area Jr/Sr High School Away Depart 2:50 PM
4:15PM Girls Varsity Softball Coudersport Area Jr/Sr High School Away Depart 2:50 PM

Tuesday, April 08
4:00PM Boys/Girls Varsity Track Smethport with Otto−Eldred 1:45PM Away

Wednesday, April 09
4:15PM Boys Varsity Baseball Port Allegany Junior/Senior HS Away Depart 2:30 PM
4:15PM Girls Varsity Softball Port Allegany Junior/Senior HS Away Depart 2:30 PM

Thursday, April 10
No events scheduled

Friday, April 11
4:15PM Boys Varsity Baseball Cameron County High School 2:10PM Away
4:15PM Girls Varsity Softball Cameron County High School 2:10PM Away

Saturday, April 12
TBA Boys/Girls Varsity Track OPEN DATE KANE INVITE Depart 7:00AM Away

GAS ODOR-OUTSIDE-UNK SOURCE Address: 4059 FIRETOWER RD City: HORTON

GAS ODOR-OUTSIDE-UNK SOURCE
Address: 4059 FIRETOWER RD
City: HORTON
Cross Streets: MOUNTAIN LAUREL LN * FIRE TOWER RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 7 FD
4/5/2014 5:59:22 PM

RESPONDING NON EMERGENCY TO RT. 255 & FIRETOWER ROAD

4/5/2014 5:40 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 15 COVINGTON TWP

4/5/20145:40 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 15COVINGTON TWP
REPORTED TO BE IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANE, 3 MILES SOUTH OF BLOSSBURG
5:44 PM Law SPT1 DISPATCHED
5:44 PM Fire F04 DISPATCHED
5:44 PM Fire F02 DISPATCHED--RECALLED

Regional Agency To Offer Free Internet-Based Education

Regional Agency To Offer Free Internet-Based Education

education_just_ahead_resizedFree training on computer technology, business management, graphic design and other skills will soon be available to area residents 24/7 through a government partnership. 

Details were shared with the public at a recent meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners. 

Between May and December, the Online Broadband and Technology Training website will offer interactive training along with technical assistance around the clock. Those successfully completing each course will receive a certificate that can be used to document proficiency to prospective employers.

Sheila Singer, representing the sponsoring organization, Northcentral Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission, said there are more 100 courses available, ranging from popular computer software training such as Excel and Microsoft Word, to project management, business marketing, and effective use of social media. Singer said the key to a successful roll-out is an effective support service. Northcentral has contracted with a provider who can be contacted by phone, email or internet-based chat. 

Meanwhile, the agency is tweaking the website to make it as customer-friendly as possible. She is working with Chambers of Commerce, Pennsylvania CareerLink and other organizations to spread awareness. “With such a short time window for offering these courses, we need all the help we can get to spread the word,” Singer told the commissioners. 

Funding comes from the federal government’s economic stimulus legislation, the American Recovery Act, as well as the Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development.

Community Forum On Drugs April 22 In Austin

Community Forum On Drugs April 22 In Austin

matt-siple-emp-pol-chA community forum on drug abuse and related topics will be held at 7 pm Tuesday, April 22, at the Austin Firehall. 

Guest speaker will be Matt Siple, chief of police in Emporium Borough, who has conducted well-attended similar sessions in Cameron County. 

Community leaders, educators, parents and other concerned residents are welcome. Trends in drug abuse have been rapidly changing, but the one consistent factor is that problems are growing worse, area officials agree. Heroin has become widely available as a substitute for the higher-priced prescription drugs. 

Siple will share information on the latest trends in drug abuse across the region, with special attention focused on the cheap synthetic street drug marketed as “bath salts,” which has caused users to exhibit irrational behavior and suffer hallucinations.

Public Meeting April 10 On Human Service Programs

Public Meeting April 10 On Human Service Programs

humservHundreds of people are directly affected by programs offered by Potter County Human Services (PCHS), but few take the opportunity to provide input on how those services are delivered. 

An organization that’s in place to accommodate public comments and suggestions will hold its next public meeting on Thursday, April 10, at 7 pm in the PCHS building at Roulette. PCHS operates programs for victims of alcoholism and other drug abuse, older citizens, the mentally ill, children who are at-risk, and the intellectually disabled. 

Members are appointed by the Potter County Board of Commissioners. Anyone interested in serving should contact the Commissioners Office at 274-8290, extension 207.

Canoe Race Was No Picnic This Year On The Sinnemahoning

Photo courtesy Randy Frey via Facebook. More 2014 Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic photos at www.camconative.com

Don't Forget To Check Out The Vendor Show Today At Coudy American Legion


DCNR Posts Comprehensive Article On Civilian Conservation Corps Established 81 Years Ago Today

                                       Read the entire article here......

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE Address: 117 W ARCH ST City: ST_MARYS

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: 117 W ARCH ST
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: S SAINT MARYS ST * ROCK ST

Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD; ST. MARYS AMB
4/5/2014 2:07:33 PM

ST. MARYS POLICE REPORT A FIRE IN THE FURNACE, HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED, A LOT OF SMOKE REMAINS IN THE RESIDENCE

Motor Vehicle Crash On Rt. 219 Near Limestone

Motor Vehicle Crash On Rt. 219 Near Limestone
 
At 2:02 PM on Saturday, Allegany EMS and Olean 10 have been dispatched to assist Limestone with a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 219.

J. Susan Minard, 67, of Looker Mountain Trail, Rixford, PA

J. Susan Minard
J. Susan Minard, 67, of Looker Mountain Trail, Rixford, PA, passed away Thursday (April 3, 2014) in Olean General Hospital.

Born Jan. 8, 1947, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Douglas A. and Miriam N. Kephart Goodrich. On June 11, 1966, in Port Allegany, she married James L. Minard Sr., who died Aug. 16, 2013. They were married 47 years.

Susan had worked at the Arnot Day Care in Port Allegany for several years, and also did embroidery work with Team Minard of Bradford before her retirement.

She was a lifetime area resident and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School Class of 1964.

Mrs. Minard was an active member of the Rixford Evangelical Church. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting as well.

Surviving are a son, James L. (Jennifer) Minard II of Rixford; three daughters, Kimberly L. (Brian) Bond of Bradford, Lisa K. (Bear) Weimer of Galeton and Carrie S. (Jayson) Przybyla of Roulette; eight grandchildren; a brother, Douglas A. (Lori) Goodrich Jr. of Port Allegany; a sister, Sandy (Ray) Pockalny of Carmel, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (April 7, 2014) with the Rev. Norman Cox, pastor of the Rixford Evangelical Church, officiating. Burial will be in Annin Creek Cemetery, Turtlepoint.

Memorials can be made to the Rixford Evangelical Church or a charity of the donor's choice . Condolences can be made at www.switzerfuneralhome.com.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swepi Lp in Osceola Twp

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swepi Lp in Osceola Twp, Tioga CountyEnvironmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-03-27 to Swepi Lp in Osceola Twp, Tioga county. 78.54 - Failure to properly control or dispose of industrial or residual waste to prevent pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

MVA Reported On Olean Road

MVA Reported On Olean Road

At 11:52 AM on Saturday, Bradford EMS & Derrick City Fire Rescue have been dispatched to Olean Road for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Unknown details.

REPORT ONE OCCUPANT SELF EXTRICATED.

REPORT ICY ROAD CONDITIONS ON HILL.

Angelica Dispatched To Crash On County Road 15

Angelica Dispatched To Crash On County Road 15

At 11:23 AM on Saturday, Angelica has been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on County Road 15 in the Town of Allen. One person is reported injured in this crash.

Several Vehicle Crashes Near Cuba

Several Vehicle Crashes Near Cuba

EMS and Fire Rescue units were dispatched to Town Line Road near Cuba, where several vehicles were involved in accidents on slippery roadways. Cuba, Clarksville, and Hinsdale responded. It's unknown how many injuries, but one vehicle was reported rolled over.
11:28 AM--Cuba Ambulance returning to hall--no transports.

Portville Dispatched To Garage Fire On Lillibridge Road

Portville Dispatched To Garage Fire

At 10:58 AM on Saturday, Portville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a fully involved garage fire with exposure to a house at 1442 Lillibridge Road.

11:16 AM--ENGINE & AMBULANCE FROM SHINGLEHOUSE TO PORTVILLE STATION FOR STANDBY ASSIGNMENT. 

11:31 AM--CHIEF REPORTS FIRE UNDER CONTROL 

Photo by Andrew Randolph, Click for more

Rodney Q. Cushing, age 41, of Wellsboro, PA

Rodney Q. Cushing, age 41, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Thursday, April 3, 2014. 

He was born on June 9, 1972 in Blossburg, PA a son of Maynard Cushing and Rita (Dawson) Seals. 

He was the husband of Kathy (McEneny) Cushing and was a member of Operating Engineers Union Local 542. 

Rodney was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. 

He is survived by his parents, Maynard and Rita; wife, Kathy; son, Fischer Cushing; daughter, Sienna Cushing, both at home; step son, Nathaniel and Stephanie House of Wellsboro, PA; step daughter, Kayla House of Croydon, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Brian and Delores Cushing of NY, Edward and Arlene Cushing of Lawrenceville, PA, Mark and Donna Cushing of AL; granddaughter, Lilly House and many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Friends may call on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.

Cole Memorial Seeking Temporary Full Time Accounting Clerk

4-H Show Pig Auction Saturday, April 12 At Carter Auctions in Allegany, NY

http://solomonsyardsale.blogspot.com/2014/03/4-h-show-pig-auction-saturday-april-12.html

Stations Of The Cross Coudersport Arboretum

Friday, April 4, 2014

Structure Fire On Bennett's Valley Highway Near Cleveland Street In Byrnedale

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: AREA OF 19850 BENNETTS VALLEY HWY, 1/4 MI SOUTH OF CLEVELAND ST. IN BYRNEDALE
City: JAY
Cross Streets: LOG CABIN LN * LINCOLN ST

Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD; ELK COMPANY 5 FD, BENNETT'S VALLEY AMB


CHIEF 5 REPORTS FULLY INVOLVED STRUCTURE
2ND ALARM CALLED
 2ND ALARM RES STRUCTURE
Address: 19850 BENNETTS VALLEY HWY
City: JAY
Cross Streets: LOG CABIN LN * LINCOLN ST

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD; ELK COMPANY 1 FD
4/4/2014 11:55:07 PM

RT. 255 CLOSED AT RT. 948/255 INTERSECTION & AT PENFIELD, USE A DIFFERENT ROUTE.
FIRE MARSHAL, NATIONAL FUEL, & ELECTRIC CO. NOTIFIED 

Carol Yencik, 85, of Warren, PA

Carol Yencik
Carol Yencik, 85, of Warren, PA died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Warren Manor Nursing Home.

Born on November 25, 1928 in Nurnberg, W. Germany, she was the daughter of the late Willibald and Therese Falkner.

Carol was a longtime resident of Warren and attended St. Joseph R.C. Church. She loved birds, dogs and rabbits. She enjoyed knitting, reading and making afghans.

Carol is survived by her husband, James A. Yencik, who she married on March 14, 1968 in Hopewell, VA. 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Gottlieb Leybold and her best friend, Lottie, who passed away several years ago in Germany.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Carol’s memory may be made to the American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association, PO Box 32698, Tucson, AZ, 85751, or to an animal shelter of one’s choice.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com


Bridge Replacement Project Starts Monday on Route 49 in Potter County

Due to an internal miscommunication, PennDOT released erroneous information about Potter County bridge work on Friday, April 4. There is no bridge work on SR 49. The correct bridge work is below:

Potter County
Bridge Replacement Starts Today on Route 1016 in Potter County

Detour coming later this month

Potter County - Work to replace a Harrison Township bridge in Potter County got under way today on Route 1016 (North Fork Road). When work is complete, area drivers will enjoy safer travel on a modern structure and PennDOT will be able to remove the bridge from Potter County’s structurally deficient list.

The bridge spans the White Branch of North Fork Creek on Route 1016 (North Fork Road), near the village of North Fork and carries an average of 125 vehicles daily. Originally built in 1938, the current bridge will be replaced with a single span, concrete bridge. For the next two weeks crews will be performing preliminary work, including sign-setting and erosion and sedimentation controls.

The actual replacement work requires closing the bridge. The closure is expected to be in effect April 21, at which time an 18-mile detour will be in place. The detour includes roads in Potter and Tioga counties. Those roads will include Route 1016 (North Fork Road) in Potter County, Route 4008 (North Fork Road), Route 4005 (North Fork Road), and Route 49 in Tioga County, and Route 49 and Route 1019 (Second Street/Whites Corners Road) in Potter County.

Overall work includes bridge replacement, roadway and approach paving, guide rail updates, pavement markings, and miscellaneous items. The contractor for this $1.1 million job is LTT Trucking LLC of North Bend. The project is expected to be complete by September but all work is weather and schedule dependent.

Port Allegany woman pleads guilty in DUI-related death

Port Allegany woman pleads guilty in DUI-related death

By Marcie Schellhammer, Special to the Olean Times Herald

SMETHPORT, Pa. — Emily Schultz showed little emotion Thursday in McKean County Court as she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol and medication in the death of her friend Emily Schena in a January 2013 car crash.  Read more...

PennDOT to Post Weight Restrictions on Route 46 Bridge in McKean County

PennDOT to Post Weight Restrictions on Route 46 Bridge in McKean County

Bradford – Effective at noon Monday, April 7, PennDOT will post weight limits on a Route 46 bridge in McKean County. The bridge spans Pigeon Hollow Run in Norwich Township, near the McKean County-Cameron County line. As of noon Monday, the bridge will be posted for 32 tons for single vehicles and 39 tons for combination vehicles. The bridge was built in 1931, is 17 feet long, and carries an average of over 1,060 vehicles daily, 36 percent of which is truck traffic.

In August of 2013, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch authorized the transportation department to add or increase weight restrictions to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges statewide. Reducing the weight traveling on these bridges will slow their deterioration and preserve safety until repairs or replacement can occur.

Coudersport Ambulance To Area Of Potato City Motor Inn

At 5:25 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to A-Frames behind Potato City Motor Inn for a medical emergency.

Penn State Extension To Offer Pipeline Restoration Short Course

Pipeline Restoration Short Course
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Thursday, April 10, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Ramada State College and Conference Center
1450 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Midstream infrastructure build-out is occurring at a rapid pace across the Marcellus, Utica, and other shale plays throughout North America.  One critical aspect of this infrastructure build-out is efficient and effective restoration of sites after construction.  Success in this marketplace requires diligent operators who understand the complex variability among sites and adapt their restoration practices accordingly.  Poor planning and execution of right-of-way operations can result in failed site restorations, delayed letters of determination, and potential notices of violation - ultimately leading to extended in-service dates and increased project costs.

This course introduces the learner to topics essential for efficient site restoration, including: 
  • Soil testing and soil fertility basics
  • Compaction
  • Soil Structure and Soil Health
  • Dealing with Difficult Sites
  • Keys to Establishing Vegetative Cover
  • Selecting the Best Plant Species for the Site
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Considerations
  • Equipment Options for Efficient Site Restoration
  • Weed Control and Maintenance of Restored Sites
  • Fixing Failed Site Restorations
This course is a must for midstream operators, producers, engineering and environmental consultants, site contractors, and industry suppliers. 1.125 CEUs are available by attending. Register online by Monday, April 7th at:

http://www.cvent.com/events/pipeline-restoration-short-course/event-summary-73b716dc14714731b3596bbfe7929eb7.aspx

Neighbors Speculate Cyle Strahl Was killed Over $20. Debt


Emporium man's death declared a homicide. Read more...

Rollover Crash On Summit Road

Rollover Crash On Summit Road
At 4:17 PM on Friday, Fire & EMS has been dispatched to the area of 1845 Summit Road for a one vehicle rollover crash. 2 occupants are outside the vehicle. Unknown if injured.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Address: 2070 COURT ST [RIDGWAY_B] City: RIDGWAY

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS
Address: 2070 COURT ST [RIDGWAY_B]
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: ELM ST * CENTER ST
REPORT ONE INJURY--NO ENTRAPMENT
Agency: RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
4/4/2014 4:08:31 PM

Coudersport Ambulance To Maple View Lane

At 4:03 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance To Maple View Lane for transport to hospital.

Thomas Tarantella Endorsed By Teamsters For 5th District Congressman


The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (BMWED) endorsed Thomas Tarantella Candidate for the 5th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

PennDOT, State Police Highlight Work Zone Safety in Advance of National Awareness Week

PennDOT, State Police Highlight Work Zone Safety in Advance of National Awareness Week

Harrisburg – Pennsylvanians will see $2.1 billion worth of highway and bridge improvements this year, $600 million more than originally anticipated due to the state’s new transportation plan, and representatives from PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police today reminded motorists to drive carefully through the hundreds of work zones they’ll encounter this construction season.

Officials gathered at a Harrisburg-area PennDOT maintenance facility in recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which runs from April 7 through April 11.

“We are asking drivers to use extra caution in work zones so all of us can get home safely,” said PennDOT Executive Deputy Secretary Brad Mallory. “With crews working right next to moving traffic, it’s especially dangerous and especially important that motorists obey signs and speed limits.”

According to PennDOT data, in 2013, there were more than 1,800 crashes in Pennsylvania work zones, an increase from the more than 1,600 work-zone crashes in 2012. Sixteen people were killed in work-zone crashes in 2013, five fewer than in 2012.

PennDOT reminds all drivers to pay close attention to flaggers and signs. Motorists should maintain a safe distance around vehicles and use four-way flashers when stopped or traveling slowly. Drivers are also reminded to turn on their headlights in posted work zones and those who don’t face a $25 fine.

Pennsylvania law also states that motorists caught driving 11 mph or more above the posted speed limit in active work zones automatically will lose their license for 15 days.

“The bottom line is that everyone deserves to make it home safely at the end of the day,” Mallory said. “Please remember that there are dads, moms, sons and daughters working hard in construction work zones, and I urge all drivers to remember that human component the next time they think about speeding or driving carelessly in a work zone.”

Westfield Area A.D.E. (Addiction and Drug Education)

Westfield Area A.D.E. (Addiction and Drug Education)

Westfield Area A.D.E. (Addiction and Drug Education) will be hosting a community meeting on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 - 2pm at the Westfield Community Building on Main St. near the Acorn Market (SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES WELCOME). The guest speaker for this month's meeting will be Donna Kappel. Please join us and become part of the solution!

Baseball and Softball games against Smethport have been cancelled due to the weather

Baseball and Softball News:
The Baseball and Softball games against Smethport have been cancelled due to the weather. A rescheduled date will be posted when decided upon by the schools.

Trashin' For Fashion '14 Raised over $1400 for breast cancer research

Trashin' For Fashion '14 Raised over $1400 for Breast Cancer Research

Kim Nelson "Karizma" was the DJ and Master of Ceremonies for the show March 29th at the Veterans Memorial in Port Allegany. Each model took the runway to a song chosen by the designer/model team. The designers and models who participated in the event were Jess Barr, Janie Weeks/Brooke Boller, Beth Sigafoes/Zoe Kio, Ann Tanner/Allie Kio, Mandy Andreano, Chris Weimer/Melissa Smoker, and Shirley Winans/Kylie Dipilato.

All outfits were to be made of at least 75% recycled material. The designers used potato chip bags, pop/beer tabs, milk jugs, curtains, birdseed bags, wine corks and more.
The winner of the show was Mandy Andreano, whose outfit raised the most votes in the form of dollar donations to Susan G Komen.

The second annual Trashin' for Fashion will be held in the spring of 2015. Creating these outfits can be a time consuming process. Anyone interested in entering an outfit in 2015 can be on an early contact list by contacting Carla Drabert at New You Salon 814-544-8054.

The following businesses helped to make this day a success.

Port Allegany- Kim Nelson “Karizma”, Veteran’s Memorial Home, Carlson’s Store, Daily Bread Café, Port Allegany Pharmacy, Fox’s Pizza Den, Shop & Save, Port Freeze, Rick’s Auto, Burleson’s True Value, Moe’s Bar and Grill, Sheetz, NAPA, Nadene’s Stitchery, NTCH Thrift Shop.
Smethport- Don & Lu’s Place, Hull’s, Desert Rose Inn & Café, Courtyard Restaurant, Corner Pizza Co., Costa’s Ace Hardware, Costa’s Super Market’s Inc.
Eldred- WWII Museum
Roulette- Close’s Lumber, Drabee’s Minimart, New You Styling Salon, Solomon’s Words for the Wise, Friendly Inn, Krowley’s Maple Products Coudersport- CCMH Wellness Center, Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy, Hauber’s Jewelers, Always in Bloom, Duca’s OIP, Empson’s Hair Care, Kaytee’s Restaurant, Wagner Ace Hardware, Shop & Save, Twin Tier Linen, Tioga Publishing, Abundant Blessings
Lewistown- Fisher Honey Co.
Emporium- Endeavor








4/4/2014 1:41 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 1644 ROUTE 287 MORRIS TWP

4/4/20141:41 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT1644 ROUTE 287MORRIS TWP

PFBC Sets 2014 Daily Creel Limits for Lake Erie Yellow Perch and Walleye

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PFBC Sets 2014 Daily Creel Limits
for Lake Erie Yellow Perch and Walleye
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 4) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced that the 2014 creel limit for Lake Erie yellow perch will remain at 30 per day and the creel limit for walleye will stay at six per day. 
 
“This year’s assessment showed that both yellow perch and walleye populations remain stable,” said Chuck Murray, the PFBC’s Lake Erie biologist. “Based on this, the creel limits are being held at the 2013 limits.”
 
The PFBC adopted a regulation in 2012 which established adaptive creel limits for walleye and yellow perch based on the annual quotas established by the Lake Erie Committee, which consists of fisheries managers from Pa., Ohio, N.Y., Mich., and Ontario, Canada.
 
Under the regulation, the PFBC sets daily creel limits for these species by April 15 each year.
 
“Adaptive fishing regulations are based on the most recent fishery assessment results and are better aligned with the current status of the yellow perch and walleye stocks,” Murray added. “This regulatory flexibility gave fisheries managers the ability to change daily harvest limits prior to the onset of the summer boat fishing season on Lake Erie.”

PFBC Announces Invitation to Apply for State Wildlife Grant Funding

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PFBC Announces Invitation to Apply
for State Wildlife Grant Funding
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 4) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced an invitation for project applications to the State Wildlife Grant Program. These projects will help address conservation needs for a high-priority conservation project for the timber rattlesnake, a species in the State Wildlife Action Plan.
 
The timber rattlesnake is considered a “candidate” species in Pennsylvania and this project will build upon the long-term monitoring program initiated in earlier studies. Click here to view the action plan for the timber rattlesnake.
 
Project applications must be received by 4 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday, May 16, 2014. The PFBC anticipates final selection of a project by late June.
 
For more information and an application packet, select State Wildlife Grant Program. The 2014 application and a description of 2014 priority topics are under “Featured Topics” in the column to the right.
 
The federal dollars for this program are awarded to the PFBC from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the State Wildlife Grants Program. Awarding funds for any selected projects will be contingent upon availability of funds.

Cole Memorial Seeking Temporary Full Time Accounting Clerk


Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Lighting, lenses and composition are studied in this 4-hour outdoor class which visits several locations around Coudersport. Please bring lenses from wide angle to telephoto, if available. Tripod and polarizing filter are suggested. In addition, bring: camera with fully charged battery and suitable memory card; comfy clothing and shoes suitable for the weather; and water and a bagged lunch.

This class is part of a series of workshops being taught by regional artists including: Jessie Vaughn, Curt Weinhold, Julie Mader, and Rick and Zoë Boni. Thanks to a PPA Grant provided by the PA Council on the Arts, these workshops are being offered at a reduced rate with the goals of raising awareness of the arts in Potter and McKean Counties, and providing those interested in developing or improving their artistic skills with opportunities to do so. These workshops are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

This class is being taught by local photographer Curt Weinhold and will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $10.00 per person, which covers the cost of materials. To register, visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 274-4877.

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Blossburg Boro

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Blossburg Boro Township 

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2014-04-04 00:00:00 at site DCNR 595 92H 51392 in Blossburg Boro township, Tioga county

Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

I-80 Rest Area Comfort Facilities near Mifflinville in Columbia County Closed

I-80 Rest Area Comfort Facilities near Mifflinville in Columbia County Closed

Both rest area comfort facilities on Interstate 80 near Mifflinville in Columbia County are currently closed due to a loss of power in the area.

The parking lots are open.

PennDOT will provide an update when the comfort facilities are reopened at the rest areas near Mile 247 in Columbia County. PPL is estimating late 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 forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

Recalls

04/03/2014 09:41 PM EDT
KORU Pacific Packaging, today issued a voluntary recall of AH!LASKA®, because one lot (LOTI# 3280 BEST BY APR/2015) of the product may contain milk, which is not labeled in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

04/03/2014 08:23 PM EDT
Natural Organics, Inc., is voluntarily recalling THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH after they were notified by its contract manufacturer INTEGRIA Healthcare (Australia) Pty Ltd. that one lot of Tea Tree Mouthwash failed microbial contamination testing. This bacterial contaminant, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could pose a health risk to consumers.

 Missouri Firm Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer




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Friday, April 04, 2014 The latest news from the State Capitol

Advocating for Rural Education Opportunities


One of the many issues I have been working on to benefit our region is legislation to create a community college pilot program to serve 11 northcentral and northwestern Pennsylvania counties, including Cameron, McKean and Potter. Since April is “Pennsylvania Community College Month,” I thought this was a good time to again make the case for this important initiative, which will help our students and our economy. Click here to read more.
 

In Case You Missed It…

 
I recently had the opportunity to talk with Anne Holliday for WESB’s LiveLine program. We covered a wide range of topics, including the community college legislation referenced above, my proposal to boost compensation by the Commonwealth for state-owned lands, and a variety of issues related to my chairmanship of the House Game and Fisheries Committee. In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording here.
 

Working to Protect PA Children

The state House continued its work toward protecting Pennsylvania’s children this week with the passage of several initiatives recommended by the Task Force on Child Protection. House Bill 316, now on its way to the governor’s desk, provides dedicated funding to help support child advocacy centers (CACs) around the state. The centers serve as a comprehensive treatment program for abused children. House Bill 2063 would require thorough employment history reviews prior to offering employment to any applicant for a position involving direct contact with children in order to prevent school districts from hiring teachers who have been accused of abuse. The bill is in response to the practice of “passing the trash,” which occurs when a school employee accused of abuse quietly resigns and then gains employment at another school. That bill is awaiting action in the Senate. The House also endorsed House Bill 1163, which would make it a third-degree misdemeanor to harass a child through electronic communication, known as “cyber harassment,” and House Bill 431, which would require training in child abuse recognition and reporting for professionals who are licensed by the Department of State and are considered by law to be mandated reporters of abuse. So far this session, more than a dozen bills have passed the House to strengthen the state’s laws for reporting cases of child abuse and holding perpetrators accountable for their heinous actions.
  

Donate Life Month Raises Awareness About Organ Donation


 
April is National Donate Life Month in Pennsylvania, a time to raise awareness about the importance of becoming an organ donor. More than 8,000 people in Pennsylvania are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, while thousands more wait for tissue transplants that would greatly enhance their quality of life. According to PennDOT, nearly 46 percent of driver’s license and identification card holders are registered organ donors – that’s more than 4.5 million Pennsylvanians. To add the organ donor designation to an existing driver’s license or identification card today, visit www.dmv.state.pa.us and select the “Donate Life Pennsylvania” icon at the bottom of the page. More information about organ and tissue donation in Pennsylvania, including how to become a living donor, can be found at www.donatelife-pa.org.  

Safe Drinking Water Clinic In Brookville, April 15th

Safe Drinking Water Clinic In Brookville, April 15th

Residents who rely on a private well, spring, or cistern for their drinking water can learn about the basics of testing and protecting their private water supply during a two-hour Safe Drinking Water Clinic, sponsored by Penn State Extension, and offered at the Penn State Extension Office on Main Street in Brookville, PA. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 1 to 3PM only.

The clinic will provide information on proper location, construction, testing, maintenance, and protection and will feature Penn State Extension Water Specialist, Bryan Swistock. Several residents have had their water tested through this program and are registered already, but walk-ins will be accepted for the workshop, as well. A small cover charge will be payable at the door.

For further information you can contact Jim Clark at Jac20@psu.edu or by calling 814-887-5613.

I-180 Work-Zone Traffic Impacts for April 7-12

I-180 Work-Zone Traffic Impacts for April 7-12

Weather permitting; the contractor working on Interstate 180 in Northumberland and Lycoming counties will have daylight work-zone traffic patterns in place next week, April 7-12.

Lane restrictions (using traffic cones) will be in effect in both directions from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday from just east of Exit 5 (Turbotville) to just west of Exit 10 (Muncy – Main Street).

The traffic patterns will be changing within the daytime hours to accommodate the varying work activities.

The contractor will be hauling rock into the median area to stockpile, installing erosion and sedimentation control measures, removing trees, placing poles for electrical services and illuminating lights and constructing temporary crossovers. Meanwhile, a sub-contractor will begin repairs to the substructure of the bridge carrying the interstate over Hughes Road.

Motorists are advised to stay alert to the changing work-zone traffic patterns between exits 5 and 10 on I-180 next week.

Francis R. “Sonny” Marshall, 77, of Oil Valley Road, Duke Center, PA

Francis R. “Sonny” Marshall
 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and “uncle”
 

Francis R. “Sonny” Marshall
Francis R. “Sonny” Marshall, 77, of Oil Valley Road, Duke Center, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Bradford Regional Medical Center Nursing Pavilion surrounded by his loving family after a short courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Austin, PA on April 28, 1936, the son of Francis and Sarah Marshall.

He was a graduate of Austin High School in 1954 receiving an appointment to Annapolis but instead he attended Penn State Main Campus for Business where he played basketball for one year. 

On April 25, 1985 in the Duke Center United Methodist Church, he married Donna Bova who also survives him.

He was a member of the Duke Center United Methodist Church where he also served as a Lay Minister. 

He was an active member and past president of the Otto Lions Club, never leaving home without his Otto Lotto Tickets in his back pocket. He was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and a 50 year member of the Masonic Fraternity in # 258 Bolivar, NY and # 555 Duke Center, PA. He was also one of founding fathers of Otto Township Old Home Days adding to this day the beautiful fireworks display for which he organized funding. 

His priority in life was his family and you could always see him at any sporting event where his grandchildren were participating. Those who knew him knew he was the most avid New York Yankee fan naming his only son after Mickey Mantle. His love of baseball wasn't just professional league, he enjoyed coaching little league with one of his closest friends Bruce Milliron. He loved golf and playing in tournaments with his children and grandchildren.

He was a huge supporter of his community and you could find him at the helm of fundraisers for people in need or directing a chicken BBQ to raise money for local charities. 

Sonny worked for 32 years for Market Basket Stores after which he retired as District Manager, and bought the Duke Center Superette turning it into a successful catering, meat and grocery store. His motto was "You Can't Beat Sonny's Meat." He sold the business in 2000 but couldn't totally retire so he lent his years of expertise working for small grocery stores as a consultant in Port Allegany, PA and Coudersport, PA. 

He was also the Town Supervisor of Otto Township.

Surviving besides his wife Donna are his Daughters Voni (Bob) Walker, Jill (Roger) Petersen, both of Wellsville, NY; Becky (Dennis) Campbell of Bradford, PA, Jeannie (Danny) Drummond of Duke Center, PA and his only son Mick (Michele) Marshall of Bradford, PA. He had many grandchildren he was so proud of and impacted their lives greatly, they are, Aaron Hess, Tricia Smith, Ashley Loper, Dustin Hess, Ryan Marshall, Ariel Stavish, Emily Marshall, Christian Hess, Gage Campbell, Sara Drummond, Seth Drummond, Sawyer Drummond, Melody Campbell, Erica Marshall, Samaria Campbell, and Carrie Drummond; Two great grandchildren, Maya Hess and Selah Stavish. He is also survived by his sister Gloria "Tootsie" Stuckey and many nieces and nephews and cousins. Also surviving is his previous wife, Nila (Toni) Layberger Burrell.

He was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Sarah, brother Gayle Marshall and sister Fay Kio.
 
There will be a visitation on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Duke Center United Methodist Church, 26 Oil Valley Road, Duke Center, PA from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at which time a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Gary Sheesley and the Rev. Chris Stavish co-officiating. 

There will also be a celebration of Sonny's life on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Otto Township Fire Hall from noon to 5:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be made in his name to the Bradford Hospital Foundation, American Cancer Society, and the Duke Center United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

Think About It

Life Will Be Better When…

How many times have we said something like that? We long for those events in our life when things will somehow magically get better. Wishful thinking can start early. For some, life will get better when they start school, others when they get into high school, when they can drive or get a car, get married and start a life on their own. You get the idea don’t you? Life will get better when something else happens. But, it doesn’t does it? Sometimes instead of getting better it gets worse. The anticipation and excitement that we think awaits us soon turns into a big disappointment. Rather than finding something that fulfills us and makes life complete, we’re just as unhappy as before.

I don’t believe that anyone has never wished for something that would somehow make life better. Looking back over my own life I can see many times when I was looking forward with great anticipation to something that I thought would bring great joy and happiness only to find that it too required work and effort. In reality, the things that we believe will bring great joy and excitement also carry with it responsibility on our end. Maybe it’s a relationship that we believe is going to complete us. But we soon find that every relationship requires my investment to be successful. It just doesn’t happen on its own. Remember the job that was going to give you freedom? Soon Monday’s looked dreadful and you wished you were back in school. Friday’s and the weekend became the highlights of your week. What you once looked forward to becomes a chore.

So if we all are looking forward to that thing which will make our lives better, why is it so elusive? Is it possible that we are looking in the wrong places and at the wrong things? A violin is just a violin until it’s picked up and played by the master. In other words, a violin has a song within it that makes beautiful music, but it won’t be found until someone who knows how to produce the music picks it up. You and I are created to produce beautiful music but we won’t produce it until we are being used for the purpose that we were created for. Then life will be better. Think about it.

4-H Show Pig Auction Saturday, April 12 At Carter Auctions in Allegany, NY

http://solomonsyardsale.blogspot.com/2014/03/4-h-show-pig-auction-saturday-april-12.html

Emporiium PSP Activity For March 2014


Coon Hound Stolen From Barn


Police Seek Information On Criminal Mischief At Wayne Gravel Products


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ambulance Dispatched For Assault Victim

Ambulance Dispatched For Assault Victim
At 11:17 PM on Thursday, Bradford Ambulance dispatched to FCI McKean in Lafayette Township for an assault victim.

C&S Fire post fire Water Quality Warning

C&S Fire post fire Water Quality Warning


There is a possibility if Fire Companies utilize the Hydrants in the extinguishing of the current fire at C&S Lumber that our water quality may be compromised in the form of dirty looking water.

The water is not harmful. It will be more of an appearance issue if anything. It is not recommended to do any laundry due to possible staining of clothing.

If our water quality is degraded due to the fire, Roulette Personnel will perform an Emergency Line Flush beginning tomorrow morning.

UPDATE: Just got back from checking on the fire at C&S Lumber. Fire is out and no Hydrants were used.

There still may be a very slight possibility of dirty water created by high flows when the Fire Trucks refill their Tanks at the Fire Hall after returning.

If anyone experiences dirty water, please call the Township Office at 544-7549 in the morning.

Thanks again,

Kevin Bisher
Roulette Township Water Operator

4/3/2014 9:38 PM FIRE / VEHICLE C & S LUMBER, MAIN ST ROULETTE BORO


4/3/20149:38 PMFIRE / VEHICLEMAIN STROULETTE BORO
REPORT FLAMES SHOWING AT C & S LUMBER, POSSIBLY A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT
REPORT FIRE IN CONVEYOR BELT; HEAVY FLAMES SHOWING
COUDERSPORT TO ROULETTE FOR STANDBY ASSIGNMENT 
10:20 PM--FIRE UNDER CONTROL. FAST ACTION WITH FOAM KNOCKED DOWN THE PRIMARY FIRE.

10:40 PM--COUDERSPORT ENGINE UPGRADED TO SCENE FOR LIGHTING & MANPOWER TO REMOVE LARGE PILE OF SAWDUST SMOULDERING UNDER THE AREA OF THE EQUIPMENT FIRE. FIREFIGHTERS WITH SHOVELS ARE MANUALLY REMOVING THE SAWDUST.

11:09 PM--COMMAND REPORTS FIRE OUT 

4/3/2014 9:37 PM FIRE / STRUCTURE 270 ANTRIM MAIN ST DUNCAN TWP

4/3/20149:37 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE270 ANTRIM MAIN STDUNCAN TWP
MORRIS DISPATCHED.
WELLSBORO & LIBERTY DISPATCHED TO THIS HOUSE FIRE. 
MANSFIELD ALSO DISPATCHED TO SCENE 

UPDATE BY LONNY FROST AT

http://tiogafreedomist.com/house-fire-in-antrum/

Applications for the 2014 Potter County Fair Queen Contest are due May 1, 2014


Current Fair Queen Hannah Greene
Potter County Fair Queen Contest

The applications for the 2014 Potter County Fair Queen Contest are due May 1, 2014. 

All the rules and applications are available on the Potter County Fair's website http://pottercountyfair.wix.com/index

This year's fair queen will be the 25th Potter County Fair Queen. The coronation will be held on Thursday, July 31 at 8 pm at the fairgrounds in Millport.

Bradford Dispatched For House Fire

Bradford Dispatched For House Fire
At 7:45 PM on Thursday, Bradford City Firefighters have been dispatched to the area of 20 Burnside Avenue for a report of heavy smoke coming from the back of a house.

Franklin Kury and the 40-year fight for clean air and water in Pennsylvania

'We uglified our world and called it progress' : the story of environmental rights in Pennsylvania

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The story of environmental rights in Pennsylvania was born of coal, centers around Franklin Kury and has been fully confirmed by natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. (photos courtesy of Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Anthracite Museum Complex; Elizabeth H. Kury; Donald Gilliland)
Donald Gilliland | dgilliland@pennlive.com By Donald Gilliland | dgilliland@pennlive.com
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on April 03, 2014 at 7:30 AM, updated April 03, 2014 at 7:48 AM








Last December - in the midst of the Christmas rush - the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling that sent a shudder through the community of gas industry attorneys and made environmental lawyers pinch themselves to make sure they weren't dreaming.

Although the ruling was applauded at the time by opponents of drilling in the Marcellus shale, its larger implications generated little fanfare among the media and the general public.


The Supreme Court’s decision is the first ever to address the global implications of the Environmental Rights Amendment – Article 1, Section 27 - of the Pennsylvania Constitution, and it reaffirms the clause in some extraordinary ways and – also for the first time ever – gives it real teeth.

The Patriot-News and PennLive have taken an in-depth look at the ruling.

Read this series of stories by Donald Gilliland, a Potter County native now living and working in Harrisburg. It's one of his best series yet.