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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Port Allegany Man Charged With Harassment On Brooklynside


State Police Investigating Hit & Run Crash


Patricia A. Fuenffinger, 78, formerly of 170 Meadow Road, Emporium, PA

Patricia A. Fuenffinger
Patricia A. Fuenffinger, 78, a resident of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, and formerly of 170 Meadow Road, Emporium, PA, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Guy & Mary Felt Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born on October 27, 1935, a daughter of the late Elisha and Anna Naring Bush .
On Saturday, August 20, 1955 in St. Marys Church, she married Robert Fuenffinger, who survives.

Patricia was a member of the Gardeau Community Church. She retired from the Felt Manor after more than 19 years of service in the dietary department. She enjoyed her coffee club at the Buttonwood, as well as coffee with her special friend, Joan. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her Husband of nearly 60 years, she is survived by: Son: Curtis Fuenffinger, Emporium, PA Daughter: Susan Fuenffinger, Emporium, PA Daughter: Lori Pacifico, Erie, PA Daughter: Leanna (Bryan) Trost, Erie, PA 6 Grandchildren 5 Great-Grandchildren

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Roland, William, Thomas, Richard, and James Bush; and 3 sisters, Ruth Gross, Marie Huff, and Joyce Barraclough.

Funeral Services for Patricia A. Fuenffinger will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys. Interment will follow in the St. Marys Protestant Cemetery.

There will be no public visitation.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com

Reminder from Sweden Township Police Department

The Memorial Day weekend has arrived, officers will be out enforcing distracted driving issues, seat belt, DUI Enforcement, ATV Safety while operating on Twp rds.

Remember our Twp roads are open, ATVers should not not operate on private property with out obtaining the owners permission first. And always wear your helmet. 


Have a SAFE & ENJOYABLE Weekend

Addison Man Died In ATV Crash

Addison Man Died In ATV Crash

TOWN OF CATLIN, N.Y. (WETM-TV) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Department has identified the victim of a fatal ATV crash that happened Friday morning.

Casey D. Aldrich, 35, of Addison, died when the ATV he was driving crashed in the Town of Catlin.

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6 Boys Transported To Cole Memorial After Pickup Truck Crash

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6 Boys Transported To Cole Memorial After Pickup Truck Crash

Five teenage boys and an eleven year old boy were transported by Ambulance to Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport Friday afternoon after the pickup truck they were riding in rolled over on Skinner Creek Road in Liberty Township.

Trooper Frederick Burns, who investigated, said the boys were  a 17 year old driver, and passengers, two 15 year olds, a 16 year old, and a 11 year old, all from Port Allegany and a 14 year old from Turtlepoint. He did not identify them because of their ages.

Two of the boys who were seat belted were not injured. Two who were seat belted suffered minor injuries. Two who were not wearing seat belts were moderately injured. One was subsequently transported to an Erie hospital.

Trooper Burns said the 2007 GMC Sierra was traveling north on Slinner Creek Road at a high rate of speed when the 17 year old lost control and exited the roadway offf the west berm, driving along the edge of a yard, impacting a ditch, causing the pickup to rotate in a counterclockwise manner.

As the vehicle began to turn, it struck a small fence and two trees. After impact with the second tree, the pickup overturned one time and came to rest in the middle of Skinner Creek Road on it's driver's side door facing west.

Assisting at the scene were, Port Allegany Fire Rescue, Port Allegany Area Ambulance Service, Roulette Ambulances, Mc Kiernan's Towing, and Port Allegany Police Officer Tony Tanner.

The driver will be cited for Driving At Unsafe Speeds.


Thank You The Shatley Family

 Thank You The Shatley Family

We would like to thank you for supporting our family at our dessert buffet fundraiser on May 17th. With your help we were able to raise $1100.00. Words can never express our thankfulness. We know that this conference that we are going to attend in July will be very beneficial to Courtney. Scleroderma is a very serious disease and we want to learn all we can about it so we know how to help Courtney live her life to the fullest. We also would like to bring back more information to share with others. Because we do live in such a rural area where a lot of people have never heard of this disease. Courtney hopes that one day we will be able to start a support group for other patients who suffer from auto immune diseases. They offer support groups in Pittsburgh and other cities but none that are close to our area.

We do wish to thank you once again for all that you have done to support us whether through a dessert donation, an item/ gift for our Chinese auction/ live auction, or a monetary donation. We could not have done it without you. We look forward to the National Scleroderma Patient Education Conference in July.

Thank You and God Bless,
The Shatley Family
Troy, Stephanie, Alesha, Courtney and Autumn

Thank You from The Shatley Family

 Thank You from The Shatley Family

Thank You to the following local businesses, direct sales consultants, and individuals that donated items for our auction/Chinese auction. Also to those that donated desserts and monetary gifts. We could not have done this auction without your generous donations.



 







Thank you to Rob & Kathy Reed and Kermit Shatley for the use of your vehicle when ours broke down without the use of your vehicle we would not of been able to get the donations.

Thank You to Tony Shatley & Cassie Dickison for your help!!!

May God Bless You All For Your Kindness!!!!!

A Big Thank You to Bob Veilleux for standing in as Auctioneer!!!!

The Shatley Family

5-24-2014 Recalls

California Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen Chaparros Mexican Foods Inc., a Vista, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 568,503 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

ATTENTION CAMP COOKS: GAME RECIPES WANTED

ATTENTION CAMP COOKS: GAME RECIPES WANTED

A new edition of the Pennsylvania Game Cookbook is in the making.

What’s cookin’ in your camp?

Are your sherried doves to die for? Does your venison pot roast define “good eating?” Do others always rave about your sweet-and-sour pheasant?

The Pennsylvania Game Commission wants to know.

Wild-game recipes are being collected and considered for inclusion in a new edition of the Pennsylvania Game Cookbook.

The cookbook, which was last printed in 1979, is being brought back by popular demand, said Lori Mitchell, who heads up the Game Commission’s Public Information & Media Services Division.

“Quite often we get phone calls and letters from people asking if we still sell our cookbook,” Mitchell said. “Some of them are looking to replace a well-worn copy, others might be looking to pick one up for a gift.

“As more years pass there seems to be more and more interest, too, so we decided to bring back the cookbook, and make it better than ever,” she said.

To that end, the Game Commission is looking for a heaping of help from all the camp cooks out there.

Whether fired on a spit, browned in a pan or charred on the grill, the Game Commission is interested in any big-game, small-game and migratory-bird recipes you’d like to share as your favorites.

The deadline for submissions is June 30.

All submissions should include the recipe title, the ingredients and measurements, preparation instructions, the number of servings, and the name or initials of the person submitting the recipe, as well as his or her hometown. A photo of the finished meal also may be submitted.

Recipes can be sent by email to pgccomments@pa.gov, or mailed to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797.

Cooks also are welcome to submit their favorite recipes from the previous edition of the “Pennsylvania Game Cookbook.” Those recipes might be included in a “Tried, True and Tasty” section.

Those submitting recipes should note that not all submissions will be included in the book, and recipes will not be returned and might be edited.

The cookbook is planned for publication later this year.

All submissions are welcome, said Game Commission communications specialist Brittany Howell, who is compiling recipes for the book. The aim, she said, is to include a variety of game recipes sure to please any palette.

“In many ways, this cookbook is a celebration of Pennsylvania’s rich hunting and trapping heritage, and every additional recipe we get only will make it better and better.” Howell said. “You might say that, in this case, there’s no such thing as ‘too many cooks.’ So please send in those recipes.”

Railroad Crossing Work Delayed near Bingham, McKean County Now scheduled June 2 – 4; detour will be in effect

Railroad Crossing Work Delayed near Bingham, McKean County Now scheduled June 2 – 4; detour will be in effect

Bradford – Work to repair a railroad crossing on Route 4003 (Bingham Road) in Lafayette Township has been re-scheduled to take place June 2 through 4.
The work had originally been scheduled for May 27 through 29. Crews from the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad Spur Line will be working to reconstruct the highway railroad crossing surface, northeast of the village of Bingham.

A detour will be in effect during the repair work. From Route 4003, the detour will direct drivers to use Route 59 and Route 646. All work is weather dependent.

PennDOT reminds drivers to follow official detour signing, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

Dolores E. Ryan, age 77, of Hanover Hill Road, Wellsville, NY

Dolores E. Ryan, age 77, of Hanover Hill Road, Wellsville, NY,  passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Jones Memorial Hospital. 

She was born on October 10, 1936 in the Bronx, NY. who on September 17, 1955 in Brooklyn married Richard J. Ryan who predeceased her on April 28, 2010.

Dolores was a former resident of the Bronx who moved to Wellsville in 1973 with her family where they owned General Roofing. Dolores worked in the family business as the secretary until her retirement in 1995. She enjoyed staying home where she raised her children and later her grandchildren.

Dolores is survived by a son Ion( Elaine Burns) Ryan of Wellsville; 3 granddaughters, Cheyanne Ryan of Wellsville, Courtney Ryan of Wellsville and Rebecca Sanchez of Chicago, Il.; a grandson Richard Pierce of Wellsville; a great grandson as well as several sister in laws including Kathie Gordiner of Wellsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dolores was predeceased by a daughter, Yvonne Pierce, her parents and a brother Vincent Catracala.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 10 :30 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville at. 

Memorials in Dolores's name may be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County. 

To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

THIRD CWD MANAGEMENT AREA ESTABLISHED

THIRD CWD MANAGEMENT AREA ESTABLISHED

Disease was detected at a captive deer facility in Jefferson County.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established a third Disease Management Area in response to chronic wasting disease being detected recently in Jefferson County.

Disease Management Area 3 (DMA 3) encompasses about 350 square miles in Jefferson and Clearfield counties, and also includes a small sliver of Indiana County.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced early in April that chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected at a domestic deer facility in Jefferson County, and both that facility and another associated with the same CWD-positive deer were placed under quarantine.

The state Department of Agriculture oversees all domestic deer operations in Pennsylvania, while the Game Commission is responsible for managing and protecting free-ranging wildlife and their habitats.

Pennsylvania’s CWD response plan calls for the Game Commission to monitor the prevalence of CWD where it has been detected, and slow the spread of the disease where it exists in the wild. At this time, CWD has not been detected in any free-ranging deer within or near DMA 3.

DMA 3 forms its northern border along Interstate 80. The western and southern boundaries follow state Route 36. And U.S. Routes 219 and 322 form the eastern border.

A map depicting DMA 3 is available on the CWD page of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website, www.pgc.state.pa.us .

Special rules regarding the hunting and feeding of deer and other cervids, as well as the possession, transport and importation of cervid parts apply within all DMAs.

Hunters within the DMA cannot remove from the DMA any cervid parts with a high risk of transmitting CWD. The head (including the brain, tonsils, eyes and lymph nodes) and the spinal cord/backbone are among the list of high-risk parts that cannot be removed from the DMA.

The possession and removal of vehicular-killed cervids, or parts there from, is prohibited from areas within the DMA to locations outside the DMA.

The Game Commission may designate approved locations outside DMAs for the receipt of high-risk parts.

Processed meat can be removed from the DMA, as long as the backbone is not present. Finished taxidermy mounts also can be removed from the DMA, as can antlers attached to a skull plate, as long as no visible brain matter or spinal cord material is present.

A complete list of high-risk and non-high-risk cervid parts is provided later in this news release, and appears also on the CWD page of the Game Commission’s website.

Hunters also should know that the use or field possession of any urine-based cervid attractant is prohibited within any DMA.

The direct or indirect feeding of any free-ranging wild cervids also is prohibited within the DMA, as is the rehabilitation and movement of live cervids.

Pennsylvania’s Disease Management Areas

As its name indicates, DMA 3 is Pennsylvania’s third Disease Management Area.

DMA 1 encompasses about 600 square miles in York and Adams counties. It was established in 2012 after CWD was detected at a domestic deer facility, and in two years of testing, no positive CWD cases have been confirmed among free-ranging deer within DMA 1.

DMA 2 was expanded in recent weeks following the detection of CWD in two additional free-ranging deer killed in Bedford County in late 2013. A CWD-positive deer killed in Maryland, just south of this DMA, also influenced the expansion of DMA 2.

The expansion of DMA 2 also follows procedures set forth in Pennsylvania’s CWD response plan.

DMA 2 now includes parts of Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon, Cambria and Fulton counties. It encompasses more than 1,600 square miles and stretches south to the Maryland line.

The new DMA 2 boundary extends east to state routes 829 and 915, and Interstate 70.

The boundaries north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike haven’t changed. South of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the western boundary of DMA 2 is state Route 96.

A map of the expanded DMA 2 is available on the CWD page of the Game Commission’s website. A map of the expanded DMA 2 also will be included in the 2014-15 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest issued to hunters at the time they buy their licenses. The digest, however, will not include a DMA 3 map because the DMA was established after the print deadline for the digest.

Hunters and Pennsylvania residents who want to make sure they’re getting the most up-to-date information about CWD in Pennsylvania, existing DMAs and other rules can check the CWD page at the Game Commission’s website.


CWD Information

While chronic wasting disease is relatively new to Pennsylvania, it is not a new disease. CWD was discovered in 1967, and it has spread to 22 states and two Canadian provinces. Scientists believe CWD is caused by an agent capable of transforming normal brain proteins into an abnormal form.

CWD affects members of the cervid, or deer family. It is spread from animal to animal by direct and indirect contact.

There currently is no practical way to test live animals for CWD, nor is there an approved vaccine to prevent infection. CWD is a slow-progressing disease and clinical signs do not develop until later stages of disease, often two years or more after infection. Clinical signs include poor posture, lowered head and ears, uncoordinated movement, rough-hair coat, weight loss, increased thirst, excessive drooling, and, ultimately death. Any animals suspected of having CWD should be reported to the Game Commission.

There currently is no scientific evidence that CWD has or can spread to humans, either through contact with infected animals or by eating the meat of infected animals. As a precaution, however, people are advised not to consume meat from animals that test positive for CWD.

During 2013, the Game Commission collected and tested samples from 5,120 deer statewide. Only the two from Bedford County tested positive for CWD. Since 1998, the Game Commission has gathered and submitted more than 48,000 samples from wild deer and elk for CWD testing. A total of five free-ranging deer have tested positive – all of them within DMA 2.

High-risk parts

Cervid parts with a high risk of transmitting chronic wasting disease (CWD) cannot be removed from any disease management area.

Those parts include:

· Head (including brain, tonsils, eyes and lymph nodes);
· Spinal Cord/Backbone (vertebra);
· Spleen;
· Skull plate with attached antlers, if visible brain or spinal cord material is present;
· Cape, if visible brain or spinal cord material is present;
· Upper canine teeth, if root structure or other soft material is present;
· Any object or article containing visible brain or spinal cord material;
· Brain-tanned hide.

Non-high-risk parts

The following parts are not considered to have a high risk of transmitting CWD, and can be removed from a DMA:

· Meat, without the backbone
· Skull plate with attached antlers, if no visible brain or spinal cord material is present;
· Tanned hide or rawhide with no visible brain or spinal cord material present;
· Cape, if no visible brain or spinal cord material is present;
· Upper canine teeth, if no root structure or other soft material is present; and
· Taxidermy mounts, if no visible brain or spinal cord material is present.


Manning Family Says Thank You....

Manning Family Says Thank You....

THANK YOU from Jacob Manning to Coudersport Ambulance, Port, Roulette,..Fire company, Ambulance, all the people that Volunteer, Coudersport Hospital was wonderful..


I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE, PORT FIRE COMPANY AND AMBULANCE CREW, ROULETTE AMBULANCE For transporting OUR son, EVERYONE THAT HELPED. Asking for continued Prayers. COUDERSPORT HOSPITAL WAS AMAZING....THANK YOU.

Editor note: Jacob was one of several teen boys injured in a rollover crash on Skinner Creek Road near Port Allegany Friday afternoon.

Former Grand Theatre In Port Allegany succumbs to demolition crew

Former Grand Theatre In Port Allegany succumbs to demolition crew.

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Lost Dog in Eldred Area

Lost Dog in Eldred Area

Hello, We were wondering if you could post a lost dog notice for the Eldred Area. The dog is a female small black lab named Piper. If found contact 814-598-2388.

Would you please post that we found our dog. Thank you so much. The man found our number on Solomon's. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Ridgway Dispatched For Water Rescue; Coroner Called To Scene

WATER RESCUE-SWIFT WATER
Address: 35080 PORTLAND MILLS RD [RIDGWAY_T]
City: RIDGWAY_T
Cross Streets: GAME COMMISSION RD * MAINE LN
REPORT 5 INDIVIDUALS IN WATER--ONE INJURED-STILL IN WATER
Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD; RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
5/24/2014 2:59:26 PM


ON SCENE REQUESTS EXPEDITE 
3:15 PM--CHIEF 4--REQUEST SWIFT WATER RESCUE FROM CLEARFIELD COUNTY TO SCENE. NOTIFY RAILROAD THEY ARE ON THE TRACKS. REQUEST CORONER TO SCENE.
3:24 PM--REQUEST SWIFT WATER TEAM EXPEDITE. 
3:27 PM--STAT HELICOPTER TO LANDING ZONE AT CARNIVAL LOT 
3:36 PM--DISPATCH WILCOX HIGH ANGLE RESCUE TEAM TO SCENE 
4:38 PM--DISPATCH MORE FIRE POLICE FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL 
4:43 PM--JOHNSONBURG FIRE POLICE REQUESTED TO SCENE FOR CROWD CONTROL 
6:47 PM--COMMAND TERMINATED BY CHIEF 4--UNITS RETURNING TO HALL

2 Vehicle Crash With 5 Injured 2 Miles East Of Port Allegany; Fatality Reported

2 Vehicle Crash With 5 Injured 2 Miles East Of Port Allegany; Fatality Reported By Police

12:30 PM UPDATE: STATE POLICE REPORT A FATALITY OCCURRED AS A RESULT OF THIS COLLISION. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED PENDING NOTIFICATION OF NEXT OF KIN.

At 2:30 AM on Saturday morning, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and Ambulances were dispatched to Rt. 6, 2 miles east of Port Allegany, for a two vehicle head-on crash with 5 people reported injured and heavy damage to the vehicles.

Roulette with 2 ambulances, an engine and a rescue along with Medic 6 also dispatched at 2:39 AM. No helicopters are available due to weather. Medic 16 dispatched.

First ambulance is en route to Olean General Hospital with one adult and 3 children. Medic 16 is en route to meet 2nd ambulance with 2 patients at Sheetz in Port Allegany also en route to Olean hospital. Olean 10 Medic is en route to meet first ambulance.

Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to stand by at Dept. 48 hall for Roulette. Coudersport Ambulance to Roulette Fire Hall for stand by. 

Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 en route to Cole Memorial. 2nd Roulette Ambulance to Port Allegany Station for standby assignment.  Coudersport 48-16 responding to Roulette Station.

Firefighters were on scene until at least 5:00 AM.

 


Vintage Bi-Plane Rides Make Great Gifts For Graduates

Gift Certificates available. Makes a great graduation gift!

Menards Moving Sale Saturday, May 24th in Coudersport, PA

EMS Dispatched For An Assault Victim

EMS Dispatched For An Assault Victim

At 1:20 AM on Saturday, Bradford Ambulance & Corydon QRS dispatched to West Washington Street & Fire Road to meet a vehicle with an assault victim. Police are en route.

Coudersport Ambulance To Dutch Hill Road

At 12:24 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Dutch Hill Road for a medical emergency.

Country Antiques Auction Saturday, May 31st At Carter Auctions In Allegany, NY

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Professional Maintenance Person Needed In Coudersport Area

RN Position Available At Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport

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Howard's Thanks All Our Veterans For Their Service

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Estates Auction Saturday May 24, 2014 In Coudersport, PA

Estates Auction Saturday, May 24th at 10:00 AM in Coudersport

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Potter County Apartment Building For Sale

Yard Sale At Hebron Community Hall Sunday & Monday

Friday, May 23, 2014

Corbett lifts new-gas-lease moratorium in state forests

Corbett lifts new-gas-lease moratorium in state forests

Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Inquirer
 
Gov. Corbett on Friday signed an executive order lifting a 2010 moratorium on leasing additional state forests for Marcellus Shale natural-gas development, but it prohibits new leasing that would cause additional surface disturbances.

The order puts into effect a promise the governor made in February to generate $75 million for state coffers by leasing Department of Conservation and Natural Resources lands adjacent to public and private land already under existing leases that can be developed using horizonal-drilling techniques.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20140524_Corbett_lifts_new-gas-lease_moratorium_in_state_forests.html#mZJCFWhQwDrztu2U.99

6 Transported From Skinner Creek Road Rollover Crash

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Emergency Landing In Johnsonburg

AIRCRAFT-EMERGENCY LANDING
Address: 99 CLARION RD
City: JOHNSBURG
Cross Streets: CUSHING AVE * OAK ST
FIRE DEPT. DISPATCHED IN WILCOX; THEN CHANGED TO JOHNSONBURG; THEN CANCELLED WITH MERCYFLIGHT HELICOPTER REPORTED ALREADY LANDED NEAR THE JOHNSONBURG FIRE HALL.
Agency: ST MARYS AMB
5/23/2014 9:42:14 PM

UNKNOWN DETAILS 
REPORTED THERE IS NO PATIENT ON BOARD, RIDGWAY AMBULANCE IS EN ROUTE TO TRANSPORT MERCYFLIGHT CREW.

Josephine Elayne McManigle, Emporium, PA

Josephine Elayne McManigle
Josephine Elayne McManigle died peacefully on Sunday (April 7, 2013) after battling the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease for many years.

Elayne was born on May 8, 1927, in Emporium, the third of eight children of John and Miriam (Cooper) McManigle. 

Despite a rather hardscrabble upbringing, she, her sisters and brothers; Jean, John “Mickey”, Virginia “Ginny”, Phyllis, Maxine “Beansie”, David “Bugs” and Judy, shared many fond memories of their childhood and the enjoyable times spent together as they raised their families. They were deeply saddened by David’s death in 2011.

Four McManigle sisters, Elayne, Ginny, Phyllis and Maxine, claimed the distinction of being Red Raider cheerleaders together prior to Elayne’s graduation from Emporium High School in 1945. She was also proud of working at Sylvania, while in high school, making critical military radio components during WWII.

After the war, Elayne met Jack Burfield, a returning Air Corps pilot, whom she married in February, 1947. They had their first three children; Tim, Bev and Terry, while Jack was attending Penn State and completed their family with the arrival of Jacci, Barb and Brian after they moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1953. While being a “full-time mom” filled Elayne’s early years, she later enjoyed working at St. Joseph’s Hospital as her children got older.

Following Jack’s sudden death in 1977, she returned to Emporium to raise her two youngest children. It was there that she met Joe Fragale, a local businessman, whom she married in 1982.

She and Joe traveled extensively, spent the “growing season” in Emporium as he tended his garden and escaped the cold winters in Marco Island, Florida. They eventually moved to Marco where Joe spent much of his time fishing and Elayne took to the tennis courts. She proudly displayed the trophy proclaiming her a “1994 Ladies League Doubles Champion for the Marco Y” and noted she was,”playing against women half my age!”

After Joe’s passing in 2000, Elayne relocated to Maryland to live near her three daughters and son, Terry. She was heartbroken by the unexpected loss of Terry in 2011.

As her Parkinson’s symptoms progressed over the last decade, Elayne was lovingly cared for at home by her devoted daughter, Jacci, where they were both entertained and protected by their “little” dog, Clancy.

Throughout her later life, Elayne’s most enjoyable times were spent as the loving and spirited “Nana” to her 13 grandchildren and, more recently, eight great-grandchildren. Whether having fun at the beach in Marco Island or Ocean City, attending graduations or weddings, traveling to interesting places or having a summer deck party at the Smith’s pool, she was the center of their good times and affection.

Elayne’s life was enriched by her surviving in-laws and cherished extended family including: Larry Pope, Ralph Mongillo, Sarah McManigle, Harry Smith, Monte Nash, Sandy, Jo Ann, LuAnn and Kristen Burfield; her aunts, Dorothy Smith and Annabelle Cooper; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. She will especially be missed by her devoted niece, Tish Sullivan Hild and her family, who affectionately visited “Nana” often and always with a home cooked dish or her favorite apple dumpling dessert.

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorials may be made in her honor to St. Mark Church, 235 E. Fourth St, Emporium, PA 15834.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wildlife Technology Alums Honored as Student Marshals at University Park

From left to right: Nicholas Moore, Instructor of 
Wildlife Technology Keely Roen, and Scott Laudermilch.
Wildlife Technology Alums Honored as Student Marshals at University Park

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Two graduates of the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology program served as student marshals during commencement ceremonies at University Park on May 17. Both Nicholas Moore and Scott Laudermilch earned their associate degree in Wildlife Technology at Penn State DuBois, then went on to further their education at University Park in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. They each graduated from that program this semester, and were honored as student marshals. The honor of student marshal is bestowed to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average in a program and from the College of Agriculture overall.

Moore, a native of Brockway, graduated with high distinction, earning his bachelor degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. He was student marshal for the entire College of Agriculture. He had the highest GPA out of approximately 500 graduates.
"Being selected as the College marshal was a real honor," Moore said. "My time at DuBois helped to prepare me for University Park by giving me the confidence to approach my faculty with any questions I had, while the class sizes were small and manageable, before taking larger classes at University Park."

Moore is the son of Alan Moore and Nancy Chamberlin. He held leadership roles in the Penn State DuBois ECO Club and was an active member of the Penn State DuBois Green Team and DuBois Delta Mu Sigma. While at University Park, he was inducted into Gamma Sigma Delta and Phi Kappa Phi in addition to being an active member of the Penn State Chapter of the Wildlife Society. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and participated in an internship at the Elk County Visitor Center. Upon graduation, he is pursuing a career in wildlife conservation and education.


Laudermilch, of Annville, PA, also graduated with high distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. He was named department student marshal for the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. He chose Penn State DuBois Instructor of Wildlife Technology Keely Roen as his faculty escort, as well.

"I honestly did not realize how much of an honor it was until I was sitting in the front row with my chosen faulty marshal, Keely Roen," Laudermilch said, crediting Roen for the guidance she provided to him and fellow students. "She was the perfect person to have there because she meant so much to my academic and professional career and she set the perfect example of what the DuBois campus represents. The DuBois campus was vital for my continuing success as a professional. I am proud to be a Penn State DuBois alum."

Laudermilch is a member of the Wildlife Society club and completed an internship at the Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. His plans following graduation are to pursue employment as a wildlife biologist, working with bats or bears. He is the son of Kathy Lippi and David Laudermilch.

Students, Faculty, Staff Help Flight 93 Memorial Take Root

Wildlife Technology student Sara Heverly plants a seedling
on the Flight 93 Memorial property in Shanksville, PA.
Students, Faculty, Staff Help Flight 93 Memorial Take Root

SHANKSVILLE, PA – In an ongoing partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and Penn State DuBois, students, faculty and staff are helping a national memorial take root. Recently 12 students from the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology Program served as team leaders for a full weekend of tree planting at the site where Flight 93 crashed on the morning of September 11, 2001, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Joined by faculty and staff, the students used their expertise in environmental stewardship to lead dozens of other volunteers during Plant a Tree at Flight 93, a project intended to reforest a portion of the site that makes up the Flight 93 Memorial.

"I was floored when they called and asked if we would be the support team leaders for this year’s planting," said Senior Instructor of Wildlife Technology Keely Roen. "It's an honor just to be at the memorial, it's an honor to help at all with the planting, but to have them trust us enough to be a support team and give us this responsibility, there's no way to put that into words."

With Keely Roen, her husband Garrett, a campus admission counselor, and Stacy Foster, a lab technician for the wildlife program, the students oversaw the planting of 20,500 seedlings over two days in April. They helped to sort various species of seedlings, prepare them for planting, and made recommendations on which species would thrive in particular areas of the property due to environmental conditions at a given site. Some species, for instance, will flourish in wet areas, while others prefer drier environments. Depending on the conditions of the area, teams planted such species of trees as hemlock, chestnut, white pine, red oak, and more. Their aim is to create a forest mixed with hardwood and evergreen trees.

Flight 93 Memorial Superintendent Jeffery Reinbold praised the work of the students in a thank you letter sent to Keely Roen following the Plant a Tree at Flight 93 event. He said, "We can only offer our thanks for your institution's continued partnership and for each and every one of your students who served as support staff, mentors, and most importantly, as educators to the volunteers who plant the seedlings.

"Your efforts will be remembered by those who visit this landscape to reflect on the actions of 40 individuals who turned a common field one day into field of honor forever."

The impact of their work was not lost on student Sara Heverly. She said, "My favorite part about planting was knowing several years down the road I would be able to take my children to the memorial and tell them that I was one of the volunteers that helped plant all those trees. It will be such a great feeling as it has already been."

That sentiment was shared by Garrett Roen, who as a campus staff volunteer, experienced the same satisfaction as the students.

"By taking part in planting these trees, I'll be able to go back 20 years from now and say that this forest is here now because a team I was on planted it. That's a lasting impact."

Those at the NPS were confident in the skills and knowledge the Penn State DuBois students possess due to previous work conducted by students at the site. Not only have students in the Wildlife Technology program participated in reforestation efforts at the memorial site before, but last summer students also conducted an invasive species survey there. Through an internship program, three students were chosen to work directly with the National Park Service (NPS), at the Flight 93 Memorial site. They conducted a survey on the memorial property that surrounds the crash site to identify invasive and noxious species of plant life. They then provided GPS coordinates for the locations of the plants they found. They then recommended action plans the NPS can take to eradicate the species for the benefit of native species and the overall environment.

This was the third year for Plant a Tree at Flight 93, which will continue annually until the NPS deems that reforestation goals have been adequately met. So far, 73 acres of the site have been planted. Students and faculty from the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology program have already been asked to participate as team leaders for next year.

"I'm so proud of the students," said Keely Roen. "They did a really great job and even exceeded our expectations."

Roulette Ambulance To West Branch of Fishing Creek Road

At 9:02 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to West Branch of Fishing Creek Road for a woman ill.

One Year Old Bitten In Face By Dog In Port Allegany

At 6:55 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to 71 South Main Street in Port Allegany for a one year old child bitten in the face by a dog.

Port Allegany QRS reports minor bite, bleeding controlled.

Senior Project Completed For Two At Northern Potter School


Annie "June" Sepiol, 93, of 631 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA

Annie "June" Sepiol
Annie "June" Sepiol, 93, of 631 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA, died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Friday (May 23, 2014) morning.

She was born January 9, 1921 in Weedville, PA a daughter of the late Willard and Esther Smith Smith.

On June 22, 1939 in St. Mark Catholic Church she married the late John F. Sepiol.

Mrs Sepiol retired from Sylvania where she worked for over 43 years. She was a member of the Sylvania Quarter Century Club and the St. Mark Catholic Church.

Surviving

Son: Steven J. Sepiol and his wife Barbara, Ninty Six, SC
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in Death By

Parents: Willard and Esther Smith Smith
Husband: John F. Sepiol
3 Brothers: William & Alvin Smith & Willard Smith in infancy
3 Sisters: Lillian Weidow, Virginia Sarakin & Esther Garvin

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (May 27, 2014) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday, one hour prior to the Service.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430 or to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Truck Rollover With Injuries On Skinner Creek Road

Truck Rollover With Injuries On Skinner Creek Road

At 5:33 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue & Ambulance dispatched to the area of 277 Skinner Creek Road for a truck rollover. Unknown entrapment. Report 5 patients. A second ambulance & Medic dispatched. Dispatcher placing helicopter on standby. Report vehicle upside down in the roadway.

5:57 PM--ROULETTE 2 AMBULANCES & MEDIC 6 TO SKINNER CREEK ROAD IN PORT ALLEGANY FOR ROLLOVER CRASH. 
REPORT 2 ALS PATIENTS ENROUTE TO COLE MEMORIAL.

6:04 PM--COUDERSPORT AMBULANCE TO ROULETTE STATION FOR STANDBY

Traffic Control Requested On Campbelltown Road

Traffic Control Requested On Campbelltown Road

At 5:06 PM on Friday, Mt. Jewett and Kane Fire Police have been dispatched to assist State Police on Campbelltown Road with traffic control for a tractor-trailer stuck in the roadway.

Benefit Planned Next Week For Hospitalized Coudersport Firefighter

Lt. Dana Stevens, CVFD
Chicken BBQ &Chinese Auction On May 31st To Benefit Hospitalized Coudersport Firefighter

Coudersport Volunteer Firefighters will be doing a CHICKEN BBQ on May 31st at the Coudersport Vol. Fire Dept. to benefit Lt Dana Stevens who has been in the ICU at Cole Memorial Hospital with complications from surgeries.

Dana was flown out Thursday evening to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.

Dana is also fighting carcinoid cancer and will be seeking Treatment at the Cleveland Clinic....

Dana, 42, has been a volunteer with Coudersport and Austin Fire Depts. for many years.... He has gone above and beyond what is expected of a volunteer and is always willing to respond to any call and lend a helping hand when needed....

We are asking anyone who would like to donate an item to the Chinese auction, we will be having that day, to contact the fire hall at 274-7012 or contact Jeremy Chittester on Facebook and someone from the dept. will stop in and get it.... We will also have T-shirts and #danastrong car decals for sale that day for those interested... 

Please say a prayer, share and help get the word out and come on out for some great CHICKEN BBQ ON SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014 AT THE COUDERSPORT FIRE HALL to support someone who when not fighting to save your life, is fighting for his....... 

A benefit account has been set up for Dana at   http://www.gofundme.com/9gqrhg

Rear End Collision On Bolivar Drive

 Rear End Collision On Bolivar Drive

At 4:35 PM on Friday, Police & Fire Dept. & EMS dispatched to a rear end collision on Bolivar Drive under the overpass. Foster Township PD advising no injuries.

PITT-BRADFORD PRESENTS ITS HIGHEST HONOR TO CHANCELLOR NORDENBERG

PITT-BRADFORD PRESENTS ITS HIGHEST HONOR TO CHANCELLOR NORDENBERG

Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, right, receives a replica of a panther statue at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford from Pitt-Bradford President Dr. Livingston Alexander. Pitt-Bradford also presented Nordenberg, who is retiring in August, with its highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Distinction, which Nordenberg is seen wearing here. The photo was taken by Alan Hancock.
BRADFORD, Pa. – University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, whose significant support of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has resulted in unprecedented growth, received the Presidential Medal of Distinction at a tribute reception and dinner on Thursday evening.

The presidential medal is Pitt-Bradford’s highest honor.

“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of a remarkable leader, whose impact has extended well beyond the Pittsburgh campus,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford. “Throughout his tenure, Chancellor Nordenberg has been an ardent supporter and advocate for our campus. He inspires us to do our very best to advance the university.”

Last summer Nordenberg announced he would step down after serving 19 years as chancellor in August of this year.

During his tenure, enrollment has increased and average SAT scores have risen at the campus in Pittsburgh and in Bradford.

Pitt research and strong alliances with UPMC and Carnegie Mellon University have benefitted the regional economy of Pittsburgh, where one in five jobs is now in the education or medical sectors.

Before serving as chancellor, Nordenberg was dean of Pitt’s school of law and interim provost of the university. In 1994, he was elevated to the special faculty rank of distinguished service professor. In 1995, the university’s board of trustees elected him interim chancellor, and in 1996, following a national search, he was elected chancellor.

He began his career at Pitt in 1977, when he joined the school of law, where he gained the reputation as an outstanding teacher and was the initial recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award now presented annually by the law school’s graduating class.

Later he was one of the first faculty members to receive the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes teaching excellence university-wide.

Nordenberg earned his bachelor’s degree at Thiel College and his law degree at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He has been married to Dr. Nikki Pirillo Nordenberg for more than 40 years, and the couple has three adult children and three young grandsons.

Nordenberg is the 26th individual awarded the Presidential Medal of Distinction, which is presented to a person who has either volunteered his or her time for several years; supported the university either financially or with expertise or advice; served the university’s service region through community, government or business affiliation; or has made distinctive achievements in his or her field that have affected Pitt-Bradford.

Recent medal winners include the Rev. Leo Gallina, George Duke, Thomas Bromeley and former University of Pittsburgh Provost James V. Maher.



Don't Take Chances With Your Child's Life, Get A Free Child Seat Check Right Now In Coudersport


EMS; Helicopter Called For Man Who Fell From Roof

EMS; Helicopter Called For Man Who Fell From Roof

At 2:45 PM on Friday, An ambulance & a medical helicopter have been dispatched for a man in his 30's who has fallen about 20 feet from a roof at the Cole & Burd dealership in Mansfield. He reportedly suffered head injuries.

Corbett Lifts Moratorium On More Drilling In State Forests

Corbett sacrifices state forests for short-term gain

Can’t drill our way to balanced budget or to prosperity

Harrisburg – John Hanger today blasted Governor Corbett’s lifting of the state forest drilling moratorium in state forests. The moratorium, which was written by Hanger and former Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary John Quigley was enacted by Governor Rendell by executive order in 2010 after an exhaustive scientific study concluded that further drilling would irreparably harm the state forest.

“This decisions is the result of the governor’s terrible economic policies that have left Pennsylvania 49th in job creation since January of 2011, reduced state revenues and created a $1 billion hole in this year’s budget,” said Hanger. “Part of Corbett’s strategy to fill that gap is to damage our state forests with more drilling.”

“This one-time budget gimmick will have long-lasting effects on our forests and on the citizens’ ability to enjoy their public resource,” he said. “Corbett just does not understand that we cannot drill our way to prosperity, and we cannot drill our way to a balanced budget.”

“This decision is clearly so toxic to the public that the governor is releasing it late on a Friday afternoon before a three-day holiday,” continued Hanger. “Democratic and responsible Republican legislators should reject this budget gimmick and oppose any budget that includes revenue from more gas leases on state forest land.”

Gas company upgrades to two state roads in Lycoming County start next week

Gas company upgrades to two state roads in Lycoming County start next week

Motorists in Lycoming County are advised that contractors working for Anadarko Petroleum will upgrade sections of two state roads over the coming weeks.

All work is scheduled to begin next week.

The repairs slated for Lycoming County include:

• A 2.66-mile section of Route 284 in Pine Township, which will be upgraded from Route 287 to 0.42 miles past Texas Creek Road at the company’s well site. All traffic access will be maintained, however, slight delays are possible.
• A 1.87-mile section of Route 4008 (Frenchtown Road) in Cogan House Township, which will be upgraded from Route 287 to Route 184. Local traffic will be maintained while through traffic will be detoured via Route 287 and Route 184. Emergency vehicles and school buses will have access to the road.

All work is expected to be completed by June 27.

Anadarko has excess maintenance agreements with PennDOT on these roads that state the company is responsible for excess roadway damage as a result of its trucking operations. The company determined it would be more cost-effective to upgrade the roads to support heavy truck traffic than to continue making repairs

Electric Wires Arcing In Ridgway

ELEC HAZ-ELECTRICAL ARCING
Address: 302 VERNON AVE
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: SHORT ST * POWELL ST

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
5/23/2014 1:49:48 PM

Gevernor Tom Corbett Makes Campaign Stop At Bradford Senior Center Friday

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Robert "Bob" William Knell Sr. of 514 Oil Valley Road, Duke Center, PA

Robert "Bob" William Knell Sr.
Robert "Bob" William Knell Sr. of 514 Oil Valley Road, Duke Center, PA,  passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Jamestown WCA in Jamestown, N.Y.

Born on Feb. 25, 1945, in Port Allegany, he was a son of the late Alfred S. and Mary S. Sherwood Knell. On Jan. 2, 1968, in Port Allegany, he married Carolyn Boser.

Vietnam War Vet
Mr. Knell attended school in Port Allegany and later proudly served with the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1977, where he served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War. After his service, he moved home to Pennsylvania. He worked in law enforcement; was employed at Alcas, Boser's Gravel Pit and Castle Corp.; and owned Knell's Garage and Bob's Pest Control. Bob was a jack of all trades because of his ability to fix anything and his willingness to help anyone in need.

Bob was a member of the Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post 892, where he was a former post commander, was a member of the Trustee Committee and the Ritual Team and helped the post assist with ROTC honors events. He was also a life member of the Port Allegany Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6391 and Disabled Veterans of McKean Co. No. 72. He belonged to the Loyal Order of Moose in Port Allegany and Allegany Mountain Oldtime Music Association. Along with his wife, he worked on fundraising for Buffalo Children's Hospital.

He was a role model to his children, whom he taught by example how to be caring and generous to those around them. Bob touched many lives over the years, and he showed an unselfishness that many left behind will never forget.

His number-one enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren and children. He loved country and bluegrass music, fishing, old movies and working on mechanical things. He was an amazing father and grandfather. He was a substitute father to many.

Bob leaves behind his loving wife of more than 46 years, Carol; his daughter, Tina (Matt) Palmer of Duke Center, his sons, William Knell of Allegany, N.Y., and Robert W. (Chrystal) Knell Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Allie Knell, Dean Knell, Thomas Moore, Logan Galbraith, Melinda Galbraith, Taylor Palmer, Chance Palmer, Emily Knell, MaKena Knell and Elathan Knell; a great-grandson, Dominik Hitchcock; a brother, Joseph (Juanita) Knell of Port Allegany; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean, N.Y. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (May 24, 2014) at the funeral home, where a memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Dr. Anthony Evans will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be in Mount View Cemetery Veterans Field of Honor, Olean, conducted by the Allegany American Legion Ritual Team.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allegany American Legion or Buffalo Children's Hospital. Afterwards family and friends are invited to join the immediate family at the Allegany American Legion for a celebration of his life.

Box culvert work on Route 949 in Elk County to bring detour Work scheduled for week of June 2

Box culvert work on Route 949 in Elk County to bring detour Work scheduled for week of 6-2

Ridgway – Work to set a box culvert in Elk County will require a closure on State Route 949, June 2 through 7. Crews will be working to replace a large pipe with a box culvert in Ridgway Township, about two miles east of the village of Portland Mills. Route 949 will be closed in the immediate area and a lengthy detour will be in place.

PennDOT‘s official detour will direct drivers to use Route 219 into Jefferson County. Drivers will remain in Jefferson County and use Routes 28, 322, and 36 before returning to Route 949 in the village of Sigel. From Sigel, Route 949 brings drivers back into Elk County. Motorists familiar with the area may choose alternate routes.

PennDOT Elk County Maintenance is in charge of the project. If work progress allows, PennDOT will re-open the roadway before Saturday, June 7. All work is weather dependent.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow detour signs, and always buckle up.

Capitol Update From State Representative Martin Causer



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Friday, May 23, 2014 The latest news from the State Capitol

Remember Our Veterans This Memorial Day
 

Monday, May 26, is Memorial Day. While many view this as the unofficial start of summer and celebrate with weekend getaways and family cookouts, we must also remember the true meaning of this day by honoring and remembering those who have died in service to our country. Please take the time to offer special thanks to those who serve, those who previously served, and the surviving family and friends of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

For more about the history of Memorial Day, click here.
                     

State Officials Tour Conventional Oil, Gas Operations

Officials from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), including Secretary Christopher Abruzzo, visited McKean County on Thursday to learn more about the region’s conventional oil and gas operations. This is another important step in our effort to educate state officials about the differences between conventional and unconventional drilling and how proposed regulations could mean the death of smaller oil and gas operations and related industries that mean so much to our local economy.

Leaders of the Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers and the Penn Grade Crude Coalition did a fantastic job of organizing the tour, which included several oil and gas operations in Kane, Lewis Run, Rixford and Bradford, as well as tours of the Penn Brad Oil Museum and American Refining Group.

In addition to this ongoing effort, I have also introduced legislation that would require the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to separate the drilling, alteration, operation and plugging regulations for unconventional gas wells from those regulations applicable to conventional oil and gas wells in the Commonwealth.
   
 
DEP Secretary Christopher Abruzzo (center, left) talks with Harvey Golubock, president of ARG Resources, me and Chuck Dillon of Sen. Joe Scarnati’s office.
 
Students from Bradford Area High School’s petroleum production training program took part in the tour.   
 

Driver License Centers Close for Memorial Day Weekend


 
All PennDOT driver license and photo centers will be closed from Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26, for the Memorial Day holiday. A variety of driver and vehicle products and services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website. Services include license and photo ID renewals, vehicle registration renewals, driver history services, changes of address and exam scheduling.
  

Emails Going Missing?

 
If this is the first email update you have received from me in quite some time, it’s probably because the House rules prevent some of the people on my mailing list from receiving updates 60 days prior to an election. If you’d like to ensure that you consistently receive my updates, follow this link and add your email address. 

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Reminder: Fish for Free This Memorial Day!

 
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will host the first of two Fish for Free Days on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. On this day, anyone (resident or non-resident) may legally fish on all Pennsylvania waterways without a fishing license. All other fishing regulations will still apply. This is a great way to expose the next generation of anglers to the outdoors. Find more information here. Whether you choose to fish, go on a weekend getaway or hold a family picnic, please be sure to remember the real purpose of Memorial Day and devote some time to remembering the men and women who lost their lives in defense of our nation.  

Recalls

05/23/2014 12:37 PM EDT
Whole Foods Market is recalling Thai Soba Noodle Salad sold in all stores in five states due to an undeclared soy allergen. The product has a Use by Date of: 5/25/14.

I-80 EB bridge repairs at Limestoneville continue next week

I-80 EB bridge repairs at Limestoneville continue next week

On Tuesday, May 27, the contractor making repairs to the crash-damaged I-80 eastbound bridge over Route 254 at Limestoneville (Exit 215) will be closing one of two westbound lanes on Route 254 so overhang jacks can be removed from the bridge.

On Wednesday, the contractor, HRI Inc., will close one lane on I-80 eastbound so an epoxy coating and new stripe seal dam can be installed where new concrete was placed on the damaged portion of the bridge.

No traffic issues have been reported to-date at this work zone.

Man Arrested in Connection With Wife’s Death



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Man Arrested in Connection With Wife’s Death

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert / Woman Suffers From Dementia


Cancelled: New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert for Catherine Ribbeck 5/13/14 has been cancelled at 2:00 PM.

Equine Rescue In Need Of Good Horse Hay


Coudersport Ambulance To North Main Street

At 12:15 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to North Main Street for a medical emergency.

Coudersport Ambulance To Dutch HIll Road

At noon on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Dutch Hill Road for a medical call.