Saturday, September 6, 2014
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Two Patients Extricated From Crashed Vehicle
Tonight Dept. 44 responded to a MVA in Keating Twsp SR872 about 1/4 mile North of the Jones Run road. Chief 44 arrived on scene and confirmed one vehicle accident with entrapment. With great teamwork and determination the members of Dept 44 successfully extricated both patients while Austin's EMS crews stabilized the patients and transported them to the hospital within about 25 minutes of being on scene. Great job guys and gals. Thanks to all!
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Electrical Power Outage Affecting Portions of Ridgway Boro
At 11:30 PM on Saturday, Fire Police were dispatched to all Main Street intersections in the Boro of Ridgway to direct traffic due to a power outage affecting a portion of the Boro..
12:36 AM--POLICE REPORT POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED IN THE BORO.
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Secretary of Agriculture
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Committee to Hold Pennsylvania Field Hearing on the Impacts of the Northern Long Eared Bat’s Federal Endangered Species Act Listing
Committee to Hold Pennsylvania Field Hearing on the Impacts of the Northern Long Eared Bat’s Federal Endangered Species Act Listing
Potential Listing Could Negatively Affect Pennsylvania & 37 Other States While Doing Little to Protect Bats
Bellefonte, Pa. – The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2014 on “The Northern Long Eared Bat: The Federal Endangered Species Act and the Impacts of a Listing on Pennsylvania and 37 Other States.”
The hearing will examine questions regarding bat data and non-human-caused disease, as well as the likely negative impacts that a federal endangered listing for this particular species would have on important activities such as farming and forestry. The Northern Long Eared Bat is one of hundreds of species included in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 2011 settlements with two groups that requires listing decisions by 2016. A final decision for the Northern Long Eared Bat could be made within the next several months.
Witnesses at the hearing will testify about the economic impacts of the endangered listing on Pennsylvania citizens and how the actions regulated under the proposed designation would fail to mitigate problems causing the decline of the species.
“Similar to the listing and habitat designation of the Northern Spotted Owl over 20 years ago, this is a potentially sweeping decision that affects portions of 38 states. It is vital that a decision of this magnitude be based on actual data, not settlement deadlines, and that it includes input from affected landowners and stakeholders not only from Pennsylvania, but from the rest of the two-thirds of the United States that would be impacted,” said Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04).
“This hearing is part of the House Natural Resources Committee’s effort to improve and update the Endangered Species Act. I want to thank Chairman Doc Hastings for initiating this timely hearing on the proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to designate the Northern Long Eared Bat as endangered, which will have sweeping effects on a range of economic sectors in 38 states including Pennsylvania,” said Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05).
“I support the Endangered Species Act’s (ESA) goal to preserve and protect domestic species. The proposal to list the Northern Long-Eared Bat on the ESA is another example of government rushing forward with a regulation that would have significant and far-reaching impacts on the economy, in this case, home building, farming, manufacturing, and even land management for ecological purposes. This hearing is an important opportunity to hear from local stakeholders on the negative effects that this potential listing would have on local communities and the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should fully evaluate the ramifications of this proposal to find a solution that protects the bat while allowing activities that minimally affect it to continue," said Rep. Scott Perry (PA-04).
On June 24, 2014 the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a six month deadline extension of its decision to list the Northern Long Eared Bat as endangered, citing substantial disagreement regarding the scientific data used to support the proposed determination.
Rep. Thompson, along with eight members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation, had previously initiated a letter to FWS questioning the science used to support the designation and urging the agency to reevaluate the listing.
Additional information on the hearing including a full list of witnesses will be made available in the coming week and can be accessed by clicking here.
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Address: 300 N BROAD ST
Cross Streets: OSTERHOUT ST * TANNER ST
Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
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Address: 832 S SAINT MARYS ST
Cross Streets: RANDOM RD * KALLAS RD
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD
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Maryland Firm Recalls Fresh, Raw Chicken Products Due To Possible Processing Flaw
Perdue Food LLC, a Salisbury, MD establishment, is recalling approximately 720 pounds of raw, fresh chicken products because they may have experienced a processing deviation in temperature during production.
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|9/6/2014||8:13 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||ROUTE 872||KEATING TWP|
9:01 PM Fire M6 ENROUTE TO HOSPITAL
9:07 PM Fire 44-7 ENROUTE TO HOSPITAL
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TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM Address: @ 41.32670 @ 78.14704 City: Cross Streets: CASTLE GARDEN RD
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM
Address: @ 41.32670 @ 78.14704
Cross Streets: CASTLE GARDEN RD
Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD; ELK COMPANY 5; CAMERON COMPANY 16, SINNEMAHONING AMBULANCE
9/6/2014 6:27:02 PM
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TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM
Address: 23000 BENNETTS VALLEY HWY
City: JAY TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: GONTERO RD * RITA LN
AT LEAST ONE KNOWN PATIENT WITH HEAD & CHEST PAIN
Agency: ELK COMPANY 5 FD; BENNETT'S VALLEY AMBULANCE, ST. MARYS MEDIC
9/6/2014 6:15:11 PM
VICTIM TRANSPORTED TO DUBOIS HOSPITAL
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Haydin Marcel Riggins, age 7, of 1201 Terrel Lane, Troy, Pa., died in a tragic accident Wednesday evening, Sept. 3, 2014.
Haydin was born Feb. 9, 2007 in Conway, S.C. He was the son of Marcell Riggins of Troy, Pa. and Crystal Jordan of Conway, S.C.
Haydin is survived by both of his parents; an older brother, Jordan Beaty; and little sister, Skylar Riggins.
Haydin had just begun attending second grade at the W.R. Croman Elementary School in Troy, Pa.
A memorial service remembering and celebrating Haydin’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the Canton Mennonite Church, Canton, Pa.
Local arrangements are being cared for by the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa.
Ed. note: Haydin died when the cart he was riding in, towed by his father's bicycle was struck by a turning truck whose driver was blinded by the sun. His father and sister were also injured.
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Mildred “Millie” Kahle Glotz, 88, of Russell, PA. went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, September 6, 2014 at Warren General Hospital after an extended illness.
She was born April 23, 1926 in Warren, PA.
Millie was the daughter of Harry P. and Anna R. Eberhart Kahle.
She was a resident of Russell, PA. for the past 67 years and was employed as a machine operator at the former G.T.E. Sylvania retiring in 1987. She was a member of Russell United Methodist Church and was a member of the Wednesday Woman’s Circle, and sponsored a child overseas. She was a former member of the former Epworth United Methodist Church. Millie always had a strong devoted faith and loved her family she made them the center of her life. She was very enthusiastic about carrying on the Christmas decorations tradition of the family homestead. She was an avid birdwatcher, enjoyed reading and loved her pets.
She is survived by her children – Carolyn Brant and husband, Charles of Russell, PA., Cynthia Joslyn and husband, Skip of Jamestown, N.Y., Linda Hice and husband, Harold of Russell, PA., Donna Bradley and husband, David of Warren, PA., Darlene Lascola of Jamestown, N.Y., Robert C. Glotz and wife, Barbara of Erie, PA., Ronald K. Glotz and wife, Sandy of Russell, PA., 18 Grandchildren, 21 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Carl Glotz, Jr. who died June 14, 1998 whom she married January 19, 1947 in Tidioute, PA. , 2 infant granddaughters – Mary Elizabeth Hice, Katerin Kuzminski 1 Brother – Glenn Kahle, 2 Sisters – Helen Mayhe and Grace Oviatt.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. and one hour prior to a funeral and committal service Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Rev. David Heckman, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a charity of one’s choice or the Russell United Methodist Church Building Center. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
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TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS
Address: COUNTY LINE RD and ROUTE 219
City: HORTON TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: COUNTY LINE RD * HOWARD RD
Agency: ELK COMPANY 7 FD9/6/2014 3:41:18 PM
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Address: @ 41.52468 @ 78.76266 7413 Mt. Morenci Rd.
City: JONES TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: OLD RED MILL DAM RD * JUD DR
REPORT AUTO/DEER CRASHAgency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD; ELK COMPANY 6 FD; RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
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PennDOT Programs randomly selects drivers over the age of 45 to get physical
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Belfast Dispatched for One Car Rollover Crash on Rt. 19
At 1:28 PM on Saturday, Belfast Fire & Ambulance along with Medic 700 dispatched to State Route 19 near County Road 16 for a one car rollover crash.
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Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
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Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional
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Two dogs running up Sartwell Creek out of Burtville, basset and a chocolate lab. would not come to us but continued on up the creek. collars on both.
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Rodger B. Conklin, 71, of Bliss St., Westfield NY, formerly of Bradford, PA passed away Friday September 5, 2014 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
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Friday, September 5, 2014
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Bradford Dispatched For Structure Fire On Kennedy Street
At 10:45 PM on Friday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 54 Kennedy Street for a structure fire.
Police report it is at the corner of Kennedy & Foreman with nothing showing.
10:48 PM--POLICE NOW REPORTING FIRE IS OUT.
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Bradford Woman Stole Phone To Delete Her Naked Pictures; Called Police & Then Allegedly Assaulted Officer
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Alumni Society Invites all to 'A Night in the Wilds'
DuBOIS – The Penn State DuBois Alumni Society invites all members of the community to "A Night in the Wilds", to learn more about the state's elk herd, in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds. The event is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, at the Elk Country Visitors Center in Benezette, PA.
Benezette has long been the hub for viewing elk in open and natural surroundings in Pennsylvania, and now the Elk Country Visitor's Center offers a bounty of educational exhibits, multimedia experiences and hands-on learning opportunities in that community. The "A Night in the Wilds" event will offer alumni and friends the opportunity to see this center first hand, taste some local foods, network with alumni, and hear a keynote address.
Penn State Alumnus, Rawley Cogan, ‘79, ‘91g, is President and CEO, and co-founder of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, and a Penn State DuBois Outstanding Alumnus Award recipient. He will present the evening’s keynote address, Elkonomics and Partnerships, which will tie together the recent 100-year anniversary of the elk’s reintroduction to Pennsylvania, the Visitor’s Center, and other factors leading to sustaining a healthy elk population.
This event is hosted by the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society, in conjunction with the Centre
County Alumni Chapter, and the Keystone Elk Country Alliance. The cost for the event is $25 for Penn State Alumni Association members and $35 for non-members. Proceeds will benefit the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society Trustee Scholarship. Reservations can be made by contacting Julie at 814-375-4775 or firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting http://www.ds.psu.edu/Alumni/alumevents.htm
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Port Allegany Responding To 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 155 North
At 5:03 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and Ambulance dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident on Route 155 near J & B Furniture Store. Injury & entrapment is reported.
MERCYFLIGHT IS ON STANDBY.
ON SCENE REPORTS ONE VEHICLE INTO BUILDING WITH ENTRAPMENT.
5:18 PM--MERCYFLIGHT ENROUTE--2ND HELICOPTER REQUESTED, MEDIC 16 & AMBULANCE 16 DISPATCHED FROM SMETHPORT.
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Traffic delays possible on Route 220 SB between Williamsport and Jersey Shore
Motorists in Lycoming County are advised to be alert for potential traffic delays on Route 220 southbound between Williamsport and Jersey Shore. There is a work zone through the corridor.
Motorists should be on the lookout for stopped or slow-moving traffic through the afternoon rush hour.
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Motorists Advised of I-80 Line Painting in Clearfield, Centre and Clinton Counties
Clearfield –PennDOT is advising drivers on I-80 of line painting operations in Clearfield, Centre and Clinton counties, set to start next week. All line painting work is weather dependent with crews beginning work in Clearfield County.
On Monday, Sept 8, line painting will take place eastbound and westbound in Clearfield County from mile-marker 120/Clearfield to mile-maker 139/Centre County line. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, PennDOT plans to line paint eastbound and westbound in Clearfield County from mile-marker 123/Woodland to mile-marker 96/DuBois.
Sept. 15 and 16 will move line painting activity to Centre and Clinton counties, with crews line painting eastbound and westbound from mile-marker 139/Centre County line to mile-marker 170/Lamar in Clinton County.
Sept. 22 and 23 will complete Clinton County line painting, with crews painting from mile-marker 170/Lamar to mile-marker 194/Mile Run.
Motorists will find line painting information available on permanent and portable message boards in the region and on the Highway Advisory Radio System at 1640 on the AM dial.
Annual painting helps to improve the visibility of road lines and enhances roadway safety. With safety the number one concern during all painting operations, drivers should be aware that:
• The line painting operation is a moving operation. “LINE PAINTING – WET PAINT” signs and flashing lights are mounted on the back of equipment to warn motorists of the painting operation.
• Motorists should stay at least eight to ten car lengths behind line painting
equipment to avoid running over wet paint. The paint spray guns are two
inches off the roadway surface and cannot spray a vehicle. Paint can only get
on a vehicle if a driver runs over wet lines.
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 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.
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Doctors: More heart patients should be brought to Olean General Hospital
By Rick Miller, Olean Times Herald
ALLEGANY — The Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Olean General Hospital opened Oct. 1, 2013.
It is the only hospital in southwestern New York that can find and fix serious heart issues, Dr. Christopher Mallavarapu told members of the Cattaraugus County Board of Health on Wednesday.
Over the past 11 months, the cardiac lab, a partnership between Olean General Hospital and gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo, has done 554 procedures, including 1,211 interventions and 51 STEMIs (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial infarction), caused by prolonged blockage of blood supply in the heart.
Dr. Mallavarapu said, up until a few years ago, emergency medical services from fire departments around the county were trained to get heart attack victims to cardiac care as soon as possible. That usually meant a medical helicopter trip to hospitals in Buffalo, Rochester or Erie, Pa.
He spoke about the importance of the “golden hour” in treating heart attack victims. “Now, we can fix things (here) right away and save a significant amount of (heart) muscle.”
The average American male will have a heart attack by age 66; for women the is age 70, Dr. Mallavarapu said. Looking around the table at the Board of Health meeting at the St. Bonaventure Clubhouse, he said, “Everybody probably has some degree of (coronary) blockage.” Coupled with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and other risk factors, an artery narrowed by plaque could burst, causing a major blockage leading to a heart attack.
“EMS plays a critical role here,” Dr. Mallavarapu said. Some can transmit EKGs of a patient from an ambulance en route to the hospital. In this case, the cardiac team is ready when the patient arrives at the door of the heart lab.
“The goal is to try to get (into the heart) within 60 minutes” of the attack, Dr. Mallavarapu said. Half of the patients arrive at the heart lab in ambulances, while about half are walk-ins who suspect they are having a heart attack. Read more...
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|Maria Barbara Atkins Beach|
She was born on May 10, 1924 in Rhode Island, NY, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Anna Detoria Quaglia.
Maria resided in Warren most of her life and had owned and operated Maria’s Cake Shop of N. Warren, where she learned this trade through the Warren Vocational School. She had also owned and operated the former Rainbow Laundry Mat., and was a greeter at K-Mart. She had previously worked at GTE Sylvania in the 1950’s.
She lived a full life, loved to entertain and enjoyed shopping, cooking Italian food, and baking . Maria was a very loving, kind mother and friend. She was a great seamstress who made many clothes for her children, grandchildren and friends.
Maria is survived by her three sons, David Paul Atkins and his wife, Brenda, of Cape Canaveral, FL, Douglas Allen Atkins and his wife, Jane, of St. Croix, Virgin Island, Alan George Beach of Warren, PA, , two daughters, Paulette “Paula” Atkins of Warren, PA, Laura Lynn Marsh and her husband, Larry, of Rochester, NY, 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and one sister, Rosie Simioni of Miami, FL., several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Maria was preceded in death by her first husband, her true love, Paul Emory Atkins who died in 1962, her second husband, Harold Beach who died in 2009, a son, Kenneth Thomas Atkins who died in January of 1990, two grandsons, Daniel and Paul Hugh Atkins, and a brother, Frank Quaglia.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 6 to 7 P.M. A funeral and committal service will follow at 7:00 P.M with Rev. Mark Rusnak, Chaplain of Asera Care Hospice, officiating. Interment will be in Fentonville Cemetery, Fentonville, N.Y.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Asera Care Hospice, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Suite 14, Erie, PA. 16505.
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
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|Sandy Cable Ponick|
She was born in Warren, PA. to the late Paul W. and Delores Buerkle Cable.
Sandy was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1975 graduate of Warren Area High School. She was employed with Blair Corporation for 30 years in the Customer Service Dept.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church. She is remembered as a woman who always gave her whole life for everyone else, especially her children and granddaughter.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Anthony C. “Tony” Ponick whom she married September 16, 1978 in Warren, PA., 2 Children – Kodi Papalia and husband, Joe, and Anthony “Taylor” Ponick all of Warren, PA., 3 Siblings – Steven Cable and wife, Anne of McKinney, TX., Deborah Suppa of Warren, PA., Barbara Bradshaw of Jamestown, N.Y., 1 Granddaughter - Alena Papalia of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral and committal service will be conducted there Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. David Blank, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112.
Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
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|9/5/2014||2:56 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||SR 44 1 MILE W SHINGLEHOUSE||CERES TWP|
3:13 PM--OLEAN 10 RECALLED
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Strings And Things Program
Christ Episcopal Church of Coudersport is announcing openings in it's Strings and Things program. This program makes is possible for string lessons including violin, viola, cello and bass to be offered in the Coudersport area. If interested, call 585-808-4075 for information.
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Angelica Dispatched For MVA on I-86
At 12:14 PM on Friday, Angelica Fire & Ambulance dispatched to I-86 Westbound to evaluate 2 patients from a motor vehicle accident and provide traffic control. State Police are on scene.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2014
CONTACT: PARISH BRADEN
USDA Announces Open Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program Created Under 2014 Farm Bill
Department, Assisted by Pennsylvania State University, Launches New Web
Tool to Help Producers Manage Unforeseen Economic Challenges
Bellefonte, PA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that beginning this week, on Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.
“The dairy Margin Protection Program created under the 2014 Farm Bill is now open for enrollment,” stated U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), a member of the House Agriculture Committee. “This new program in an investment in cost-effective risk management that will provide our dairy producers with greater certainty and stronger tools to manage economic risks beyond their control. I strongly encourage farmers to begin evaluating coverage options and program requirements well in advance of the enrollment deadline, which is November 28, 2014.”Enrollment begins Sept. 2 and ends on Nov. 28, 2014, for 2014 and 2015. Participating farmers must remain in the program through 2018 and pay a minimum $100 administrative fee each year. Producers have the option of selecting a different coverage level during open enrollment each year.
USDA has also launched a new Web tool to help producers determine the level of coverage under the Margin Protection Program that will provide them with the strongest safety net under a variety of conditions. The online resource, available at www.fsa.usda.gov/mpptool, allows dairy farmers to quickly and easily combine unique operation data and other key variables to calculate their coverage needs based on price projections. Producers can also review historical data or estimate future coverage based on data projections. The secure site can be accessed via computer, Smartphone, tablet or any other platform, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Development of the online resource was led by the University of Illinois, in partnership with the USDA and the Program on Dairy Markets and Policy (DMaP). DMaP partners include the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Minnesota, Ohio State University and Michigan State University.
Dairy operations enrolling in the new program must comply with conservation compliance provisions and cannot participate in the Livestock Gross Margin dairy insurance program. Farmers already participating in the Livestock Gross Margin program may register for the Margin Protection Program, but the new margin program will only begin once their Livestock Gross Margin coverage has ended.
The Margin Protection Program final rule was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 29, 2014. The Farm Service Agency (FSA), which administers the program, will open a 60-day public comment period on the dairy program.
FSA wants to hear from dairy operators to determine whether the current regulation accurately addresses management changes, such as adding new family members to the dairy operation or inter-generational transfers. Written comments must be submitted by Oct. 28, 2014, at www.fsa.usda.gov or www.regulations.gov.
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|By MizMonica Thomas|
School has started and the yellow busses are passing the porch each day. The children have such happy faces at the end of the day. I watch them rush up to gramma's porch bubbling and happy waiting to tell them everything that happened that day in school. It's as it should be life is in sync.
The Shinglehouse Golf Classic is on Saturday at the Bolivar Country Club.
Grass Drags begin Sunday at Canfields Outdoor Equipment in Ceres, Pa. Gate opens at 8-10:30 with races beginning at 11:00. Pit passes are $10, each class $10, spectators $5. Children under 12 free, Bring your own chair. For rules and classes see their website: http://pottercountytrailblazers.webs.com/ or their Facebook page.
The school board meeting is Monday night at 7:00.
And on Tuesday night the Sharon Township Supervisors Meeting on the Eleven Mile at their building at 6:00. The Shinglehouse Borough Council meeting commences at 7:00 pm. The new Community Choir will start also at 6:30 that night with practices at the Senior Center.
So drop in and set a spell on the porch with me or you can reach me at 814-697-7625, email@example.com or my facebook page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.
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Weather reports call for summer-like conditions today – perfect for an afternoon at the Potter County Farmers Market.
Vendors will be set up beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Offerings will include fresh produce, ice cream, cheese, alpaca products, wood products, flowers and more!
The Potter County Farmers' Market vendors are local (within 50 miles of Coudersport) farmers and craftspersons who offer their products weekly in downtown Coudersport adjacent to the courthouse square. Parking is available on North East Street.
Please note that Fitzgeralds Family Farm will not be at the Market this week.
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Work on Route 255 project near I-80 DuBois continues
Traffic delays expected Saturday as traffic pattern changes
DuBois – Traffic delays should be expected Saturday, Sept. 6, as work continues on PennDOT’s Route 255 project near I-80. Crews will be setting barrier and painting roadway lines in order to make another change to the traffic pattern on a small bridge just north of the Treasure Lake entrance.
Dependent on weather and work progress, lengthy delays could occur into mid- afternoon. The Northbound traffic pattern will remain shifted to the right shoulder while the southbound traffic pattern will be shifted to the center, opposing the northbound traffic as it crosses the structure. This will allow crews to work on the left lane and left shoulder of the bridge for the final phase of bridge repairs.
Flaggers will be in the roadway on Saturday from 7 a.m. into the afternoon hours enforcing an alternating traffic pattern during the traffic shift work. Once barrier is set and lines are painted, northbound and southbound lanes will reopen to traffic. A 10½-foot width restriction will be in place, which is a change from the previous 11-foot width.
Work remaining on the project includes guide rail installation and roadway milling and paving. This project started in May of 2013 and has included milling and paving, bridge deck repair, cleaning and upgrading of pipe culverts and inlets, water-line extension, and installation of new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps. All work is weather and schedule dependent. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Inc. is the contractor on this $3.7 million project.
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Cub Scout Registration
Port Allegany Cub Scout Pack #561 is holding registration for this new year on Tuesday Sept 9th, 6pm at the Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460. The cost per scout is $24 for the whole year.
Scouting offers adventure, leadership opportunities, outdoor skills and character development. Scouting is family focused and the parents are a big part of any successful program. Come join boys from around the world and lets have FUN with friends and learn something along the way ! Any Questions please call
Cubmaster, Joyce Stehle at 814-642-2983
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Penn State DuBois Starts 2014 Golf Season Strong
Penn State DuBois’ Golf Team played their first tournament of the season on Thursday and walked away tied for first place with Penn State Lehigh Valley in the field of seven teams. PSLH ended up being named tournament champion based on a tiebreaking criterion. The “Bernie Gus Invitational” named after the long time golf coach at PSNK was played at the Links at Spring Church and was hosted by Penn State New Kensington. The weather was perfect for golf, sunny skies and little wind.
Seven full teams were represented in the first PSUAC tournament of the season. Top ten individual scorers for PSUD were Mitch Gilmore (Ridgway High School) who led the PSUD team with an 82 to earn the 5th place overall score. DuBois’ Tyler Woodard (Smethport Area High School) and Kristi Hanes, (Elk County Catholic) were close behind, finishing tied for 6th with 83’s. Rounding out the scoring for PSUD, Justin Quiggle (St. Marys HS) and Vinnie Montanari (Redbank Valley) both posted 97’s, and Justin Gumpf (Big Spring HS) posted a 100 to finish the scoring.
"Tied for first or not, it was as great way to start the season," said PSUD coach Pat Lewis. He added, “All of the conference schools were here and it is nice for our golfers to get off to a strong start. Eight of our ten golfers from last year’s PSUAC Championship team moved on to main campus, so this was a whole new group of golfers for DuBois again this year. I’m very pleased with their composure in their first collegiate golf match.” PSUD finished with a team score of 345 to start the conference season (5-1).
PSU DuBois' next match is September 8th at DuBois Country Club hosted by Penn State DuBois. 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Penn State New Kensington “Bernie Guss Invitational”
1. Penn State DuBois 345
1. Penn State Lehigh Valley 345
3. Penn State Hazleton 355
4. Penn State Wilkes Barre 374
5. Penn State Schuylkill 376
6. Penn State Mont Alto 380
7. Penn State New Kensington 386
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Girls’ golf: State College wins Coudersport tournament
Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2014/09/04/4337282_girls-golf-state-college-wins.html?sp=/99/146/&rh=1#storylink=cpy
COUDERSPORT — With two golfers in the top three individually, State College captured the team title at the Coudersport Invitational on Thursday.
Ashley Stewart finished second with a 12-over 84 to lead the Lady Little Lions, with Emma Schaper third at 86.
State College finished with a 265 team total, followed by Warren (274) and Smethport (303).
Madison Czekaj’s 55 was good for second place in the nine-hole competition.
Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2014/09/04/4337282_girls-golf-state-college-wins.html?sp=/99/146/&rh=1#storylink=cpy
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Roadside Spring Legal Issues to Be Considered
Penn State Extension
Posted: September 4, 2014
By the end of 2015, this roadside spring in Fox Township, Elk County, may be the most talked about spring in the state of Pennsylvania. On September 3, 2014, the Township Supervisors of Fox Township voted unanimously to cooperate with Penn State Law Students, under the direction of Ross Pifer, Director of the Rural Economic Development Clinic, to examine the legal issues for the municipality concerning the spring.
Roadside Spring Legal Issues to Be Considered
In 2013, Penn State Extension Water Resources Team sampled 35 roadside springs, located in 19 counties, throughout Pennsylvania. Ninety-one percent of these springs tested positive for coliform bacteria and 34 percent tested positive for E. coli bacteria. Public drinking water supplies must meet the EPA standard of zero for both of these drinking water parameters. This information was presented at a workshop at the 2014 Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Conference in Harrisburg. Mike Keller, Fox Township Supervisor, attended that session and asked the Penn State Extension Water Team to test the roadside spring in Fox Township. On August 7, 2014, Water Resources Extension Educator, Jim Clark, sampled and tested the spring and it was positive for both coliform bacteria and E. coli bacteria.
The Fox Township Supervisors are now in the position of many supervisors across the state. They have a roadside spring where people are collecting water for drinking and it has tested as not safe for human consumption, without treatment. The Penn State Extension Water Team contacted the Penn State Law School to gather more information about the legal issues surrounding roadside springs in Pennsylvania. The Penn State Law Students will now assist the Fox Township Supervisors by researching the legal questions such as; what actions, if any should the supervisors take, are township supervisors in any way responsible for the roadside spring, or should a sign be posted at the spring, and if so, what should it say.
The Penn State Water Resources Team is hoping to present an updated roadside spring workshop at the 2015 PSATS Conference reporting on the Fox Township project and also on the additional water testing they have completed since 2013. More Information...
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Actors Workshop in Coudersport
This eighteen hour course, taught by Paul Herzig, the President and Director of the Potter-McKean Players, will reacquaint the student in the basics of the acting craft. This course will provide further instruction in the various methods/schools of acting, to include stage production and movement. According to Instructor Herzig, “This class is not intended to make professionals, but rather to make local productions more professional.”
This course will be held on Wednesdays, September 17 – October 29, 2014, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $50.00 per person. To register, visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 274-4877.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 9/05/2014 09:48:00 AM
The Road Less Traveled
Like many, when I’m traveling I like to get from point A to point B in the quickest amount of time. I’m generally not interested in sightseeing. I’m on a mission, and not many things will deter me from my objective. But I’ve also wondered what was beyond the four-lane highway? Where did those roads go and who were the people that lived out there? Today I decided to venture out on to one of those highways just to see where it would lead. I found out that they are not as busy as the four-lane highways, and it was filled with little towns, closed up buildings, and in some cases, dying communities. I’ve forgotten what it was like to drive and not find a gas station or convenient store for a half hour or more. Ironically the road that I was on was once the main thoroughfare for more than 160 miles. But now the interstate has taken away the traffic and the hub of activity centers around the exits as that is where you’ll find the fast food and hotels.
Taking the road less traveled is time consuming. You’re not going to get there fast, but there is so much more to learn. What I found on my trip today was that there’s a lot of poverty out there. Sometimes it’s easy to find if you’re looking in the inner city. But it isn’t as evident when you’re only hitting the highlights of the four lane highways, and skirting in and out of airports. To find out how people are actually living you’ve got to take the road less traveled.
We’re in an age when people don’t want to take the time to interact with their neighbors. It saddens me to hear people tell me that they don’t know their neighbors, especially when they’ve lived next to each other for several years. If we’re going to take the road less traveled, we’re going to have to put ourselves out there. It will mean taking time out of our lives and busy schedules so that our lives will intercept with others. Isn’t this at least in part, what it means to love our neighbor as ourselves? Could it be that Jesus is calling us to walk the road that is less traveled because that’s what he did? Think about it.
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