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Eleni Interiors, Olean, NY

Eleni  Interiors, Olean, NY

Blake Dentistry

Street Machines Auto Care

Stoltz of Coudersport

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

Howard's Inc.

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DINGMAN'S "CALL OF THE NORTH" GIFT SHOP, 1 MILE EAST OF GAINES, PA ON ROUTE 6. STOP IN AND SEE OUR CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS & BEAUTIFUL GIFTS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NEEDS. OPEN 10 TO 5 THURSDAY THRU MONDAY.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Helen Mosher, 76, Wellsville, NY

Helen Mosher
Helen Mosher, 76, Wellsville, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday (Jan. 22, 2015) at Jones Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Mosher was born on March 8, 1938 in Rochester to Hugh E. and Anna (Smith) Reynolds. She was a 1954 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Rochester. On September 15, 1956 Helen married the love of her life, Eldon Mosher, who survives her.

Helen was a skilled secretary and also worked at Alfred University in food services. The largest part of her career was served as a bus driver. She began driving bus with the Golden Arrow Bus Line in Rochester and then spent 27 years driving for Andover Central School, retiring in 1998.

Along with her husband of 58 years, Helen is survived by three daughters, Jacqueline Gavin (James Silvis) of Bradford, Pa., Betty Anne Lown (Douglas) of Canaseraga, and Kathleen (Floyd) Reynolds of Andover; a son-in-law Mike Gavin; four grandchildren, Ryan Lown (Danielle Morsch), Amber Lynn Reynolds (Rick Childs), Lacey Deiter (Travis), and Seth Reynolds; one grandson-in-law, Jeremiah J. Williard; two great grandchildren Kennedy Willard and Noah Willard; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Tiffany Marie Willard, and siblings Lawrence Reynolds, Alice Reynolds, Harvey Reynolds, Joey Reynolds, Theresa Reynolds, and Betty Anne Reynolds.

Helen enjoyed vacationing with Eldon in South Carolina where they had great fun every day at the senior center. She enjoyed crocheting and loved hummingbirds. She made an effort to develop relationships with the children on her bus routes and enjoyed their “Hi, Mrs. Mosher!” greetings as she went about town. Her “one weakness” was Bubble Yum. Helen was very social during her years in the nursing home where she enjoyed card games, Bingo, and serving her friends by participating on the Resident Committee. Helen dearly loved her family and was a devoted mother and grandmother; and she leaves a legacy of more than 58 happy years as a loving wife.

Helen spent eight years at Highland Healthcare in Wellsville where she made many friends. It is with great appreciation that we, the family of Helen Mosher, say thank you to the many caregivers who spent countless hours providing great care for Helen.

Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church, P.O. Box 761, Andover, NY 14806 or Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895.

SHINGLEHOUSE YOUTH SOFTBALL and BASEBALL ASSOCIATION

SHINGLEHOUSE YOUTH SOFTBALL and BASEBALL ASSOCIATION will be accepting letters of interest for the following coaching positions:

Minor,major, and senior softball
Minor,major, and senior baseball

We will also we accepting letters of interest for:
Vice President,Secretary, and a committee member.

Please mail your letters to:
SYSBA
PO BOX 516
Shinglehouse,PA 16748

Actor Fled Scene After Breaking Mailbox On Walnut Street


SEARCH AND RESCUE Address: 1536 ROUTES 66 948 City: HIGHLAND

Delayed Post
SEARCH AND RESCUE
Address: 1536 ROUTES 66 948
City: HIGHLAND
Cross Streets: COON RUN RD * ROUTE 948Agency: ELK COMPANY 8 FD
1/24/2015 6:58:27 PM


SEARCH AND RESCUE
Address: 1536 ROUTES 66 948
City: HIGHLAND
Cross Streets: COON RUN RD * ROUTE 948
Agency: ELKLAND SEARCH AND RESCUE
1/24/2015 6:58:28 PM

Christ Church Coudersport Hosts Dinner to Benefit Potter County Meals on Wheels Program

by Diocesan staff
A fundraiser dinner will be held on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church with proceeds benefiting the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging Home Delivered Meals Program, commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels. The Christ Episcopal Church is located at 601 N. Main Street in Coudersport.

The dinner will include chicken n’ biscuits, coleslaw, dessert, and beverage (coffee, tea, soda, or milk) for a donation of $9.00. Take-outs will be available. Walter Baker, former owner of the Hotel Crittenden, and members of the church congregation will be preparing the dinner. Staff and volunteers of the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging will be donating a variety of homemade desserts and volunteering as waiters and waitresses for the event.

The Home Delivered Meals Program is a service designed to assist frail or homebound individuals over the age of 60 who are unable to prepare meals, have no one to cook for them, and meet vulnerability criteria such as not being able to perform daily activities including eating, dressing, bathing, shopping, cooking, and driving. The service allows older adults to stay in their homes, maintain some independence, and avoid or delay nursing home placement. It also provides regular checks on the well-being of frail older adults and visits from friendly volunteer meal deliverers.

The need for home delivered meals in our county has been growing steadily over the past several years. Limited government funding and increased costs have made it challenging for the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging to meet the demand. The agency seeks to avoid implementing a waiting list or having to tell older adults who could benefit from this vital service that there is not enough funding to serve them.

The Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging encourages everyone to support the Christ Episcopal Church’s fundraiser dinner to benefit the Home Delivered Meals Program. Donations are also accepted and appreciated. Please make checks payable to Potter County AAA and send to Potter County Human Services, Area Agency on Aging, c/o Home Delivered Meals, P.O. Box 241, Roulette, PA 16746.

Any person desiring information about Aging services and programs is encouraged to call the Area Agency on Aging at (814) 544-7315 or visit the Potter County Human Services website.
- See more at: http://www.diocesecpa.org/news/christ-church-coudersport-hosts-dinner-benefit-potter-county-meals-wheels-program#sthash.LC1rREA2.dpuf

Otto Township Dispatched For Car Crash On Rt. 646

At 7:50 PM on Saturday, Otto Township and Medic 1 were dispatched to Rt. 646 & Looker Mountain Trail for a vehicle into guard rails. A 24 year old female is reported injured. Road conditions are reported slippery. 
8:29 PM-- Medic 1 reports patient enroute to Bradford Regional Medical Center.

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Station 9 and Ma9 currently operating on scene of a MVA at the intersection of Summit Rd and Looker Mountain Trail. Reported 1 vehicle into the guardrails with 1 injury. Station 8 (Rew) dispatched for rescue. Checking on flight service for standby.

Freezing Rain Advisory issued January 24 at 7: 18PM EST until January 25 at 1:00AM EST by NWS

expired

Freezing Rain Advisory issued January 24 at 5: 35PM EST until January 25 at 1:00AM EST by NWS

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Coudersport Ambulance And Medic 2 Dispatched to Mapleview Lane For a Medical Emergency

At 3:48 PM on Saturday Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 were dispatched to Mapleview Lane for a medical emergency.

Carlysle Shaffer, 71, of Coudersport and Creekside, PA

CJ - Carlysle J. “Bones” Shaffer

Carlysle Shaffer, 71, of Coudersport and Creekside, PA passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Lady Lake, Florida. 

 In Coudersport he was known as CJ.

He was born January 6, 1943, in Creekside, the son of Jason W. and Annabelle (Craig) Shaffer and was a graduate of Marion Center High School. He served the US Marine Corp from July 1, 1960 to December 14, 1964. He owned and operated Shaffer’s Store in Creekside while working for the US Postal Service as a rural carrier and later serving as the Postmaster of the Creekside Post Office until retiring in 1998.

After retirement he and his wife, Emily spent most of their time in Coudersport. CJ loved the mountains. His passion was hunting in these mountains and his hunting trips to Canada with his three brothers-in-law. He fished in the streams of Potter County and Lake Ontario. He enjoyed his yearly trip to Yellowstone National Park with his brother, Eugene.

CJ started a second career with his brother-in-law, Stan Goodwin at Goodwin & Sons Enterprises for several years.

CJ and Emily had a cabin in the woods where they enjoyed nature, spent time with friends and with Angela and their grandson, Justin. He also treasured the time he spent with his daughter, Julie.

He was a member of the Creekside Hunting Club in Coudersport, a member of the Robert Swanson United States Marine Corp League Detachment 1102 of Mt. Jewett, the VFW, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Creekside Fire Department and the Creekside United Methodist Church.

In the last years, winters were difficult for CJ. He spent them in Florida golfing with his brother, Irwin and brother-in-law, Jack. He enjoyed the sunshine with his sister, Mae and his nieces and nephews and all the folks who ventured to Florida in the winter.

He enjoyed morning coffee with the guys and having a cup with his buddy, Dale Anderson at his garage. In Creekside you could find him at Benamati’s Store. He enjoyed bowling and all things of nature.

CJ was loved by so many and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He had a special talent to entertain others. He was well known for his practical jokes and sense of humor. He had a huge capacity to make others laugh.

Carlysle is survived by his wife, Emily (Goodwin) Shaffer, a daughter, Julie Lipsie (Tom) of Indiana, PA, a step-daughter, Angela Barentine and grandson Justin of Colorado, two brothers, Dr. Irwin Shaffer (Virginia) of Indiana, PA and Dr. Eugene (Karen) Shaffer of Creekside, PA, a sister Thelma “Mae” Roberts (Jack) of Lady Lake, FL, a half-sister Lydia Work (Richard) of New Jersey, half-brother Dr. Wally Shaffer of Philadelphia, PA and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-daughter, Denise Barentine.

If you remember CJ, our hope is that it will be with the sound of laughter.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Creekside United Methodist Church.

PDA Secretary George Greig Says Goodbye; Russell Redding Returns As Acting Secretary

Jan. 17, 2015
George Greig
Message from George Greig
Secretary of Agriculture
In a lifetime, four years seems like only a moment…

In the past four years we have worked together to improve ag in PA. We managed to streamline procedures and reduce paperwork through new technology. We wrote sensible policy and improved the transitioning process for farm families by eliminating inheritance taxes and helping to build infrastructure with new transportation funding.  

We worked to restore full funding for fairs and reinstated capital improvement grants that had been discontinued in years past. Now non-farm families can to better understand our way of life when they visit their local fair.

We have continued to maintain high standards of consumer protection and food safety and protect our crops and livestock against invasive species and diseases. We have partnered with DEP, implementing watershed assessments to remedy problem areas in our streams by providing funding to help farmers solve water run-off and other related issues.

Another PA Farm Show is now in the history books, breaking attendance records several days. Our team pulled together to generate another successful show, from show animals to culinary experiences, from an expansive food court to educational exhibits. We do our part to showcase PA ag and to educate the next generation through learning and doing, so they can keep PA growing far into the future.

And we couldn’t have done it without the help of hundreds of volunteers, vendors and exhibitors, nor could we have a successful show without the more than 537,000 estimated visitors who came this year to celebrate our ag industry. It’s a fitting finale to my time at PDA.

Over these past four years my staff and I have grown from a team to a family. We want to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to ag. You have left lasting memories and we wish each of you a future filled with many successes.

In a lifetime, four years seems like only a moment…

Thank you for sharing this moment with us.
Secretary Greig and Christine

Ed. note: Greig has been replaced with the change of administration in Harrisburg
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Redding Returns As PA Department of Agriculture Acting Secretary

Russell C. Redding
Russell C. Redding was recently nominated by Governor Tom Wolf as the 26th Secretary of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Redding is the former dean of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Delaware Valley College.

Redding has extensive experience as a public servant, having spent more than 20 years serving Pennsylvania in Harrisburg and Washington D.C. He worked on Capitol Hill as Ag Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and served for 16 years in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, serving as secretary from 2009-2011 under Governor Rendell.

He is a graduate of Penn State, having earned his B.S. in Agriculture Education and M.S. in Agriculture and Extension Education. In addition, he is a graduate of the Agribusiness Executive program.

A native of Pennsylvania, Redding has an innate understanding of production agriculture, stemming from his youth on his family’s dairy farm and his time as a dairy farm operator. He currently serves as Chair of the USDA Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture.

Russell, his wife Nina and sons Garrison and Elliot reside in the Gettysburg area, where the family is active in the community, their church and the local 4-H Club.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/NO INJURY Address: 1102 MILLION DOLLAR HWY City: FOX

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/NO INJURY
Address: 1102 MILLION DOLLAR HWY
City: FOX
Cross Streets: W THERESA RD * OLD KERSEY RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD
1/24/2015 1:26:41 PM

Potter County Conducting Interviews For Women's Rehabilitation Center To Open Soon

Interviews are still being conducted for potential employees at the Women’s Rehabilitation Center, slated to open in the former Northern Tier Children’s Home as early as mid-February, according to commissioners. Jim Kockler of Potter County Human Services, who spearheaded the move to open the facility, will soon attend a commissioners meeting in Cameron County to present information to interested parties in that area.  

Potter Co. commissioners talk Ski Denton, early education, staff changes. Read more in The Bradford Era...

Lions Club Chili For Charity Sunday, Jan. 25th At Coudersport American Legion Post


January Newsletter: Pennsylvania Lumber Heritage Region





CCC PROGRAM OFFERED


The Lumber Heritage Region will be co-sponsoring Bill Jamerson's Civilian Conservation Corps program at ten locations through out the LHR region in May. Bill's program is an hour of light hearted and musical stories of a day in the life of a "CCC Boy." They are looking for about 4 more venues to host the program - libraries, historical societies, schools, etc. If you have such a location that you think might be good for a program like this....please contact Mike or Steve at 814-486-0213. http://billjamerson.com/cccboys


Lost Art:
Mural Building in Mount Jewett

The Mount Jewett Heritage Mural was a 46 foot high by 80 foot long acrylic painting on a brick wall.The building's mural was painted by Chinese artist Kong Ho. It was commissioned by the McKean County Arts Council, McKean County Industrial Development Council, and Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania. The building was weak and had begun to implode on it's own. Demolition began on the "mural" side of the dilapidated building at Main and Center streets in Mt. Jewett and is now a vacant lot.  Kong Ho, a former faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, designed the huge mural that was completed in 2004. The building has been in deplorable condition for some time and began to collapse. The Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau has had professional photographs taken of the mural. The images could be reproduced on panels to be erected at another site in Mt. Jewett. The building has been remove. We are lucky that the ANFVB had professional photos taken of the mural before it went down. 


 


Michael S. Wennin                    LUMBER HERITAGE REGION OF PA INC.
Executive Director                      20 EAST 5TH STREET
                                                   EMPORIUM, PA 15834 
Steve Manginell           
Outreach Coordinator

814-486-0213                             VISIT OUR WEBSITE

The Dirt Road Dears Roller Derby Team Presents: Hunting Season Canned Food Drive Tonight

TONIGHT-
The Dirt Road Dears Roller Derby Team Presents: Hunting Season Canned Food Drive
@ The Crittenden in Coudersport 9pm
The Dears are "hunting" for skaters 18+, Referees & Non-skating officials.
We will also be collecting canned food that will benefit our local food pantry.
DJ Brandon Chilson will be there warming us up with some sick beats!

Coudersport Ambulance To Oak Lane

At 11:39 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Oak Lane for a medical emergency.

Coudersport Ambulance To Freeman House

At 11:25 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Freeman House for a medical emergency.

Recalls

Illinois Firm Recalls Chicken Steak Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Aspen Foods Div. of Koch Foods, Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,140 pounds of chicken steak products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

 Arizona Firm Recalls Chicken Breast Fritters Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Primecut Meats, a Phoenix, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 17,700 pounds of chicken breast fritters products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Lead Mechanic Wanted For Dealership


I-180 WB Exit Ramp Closed on I-80 EB in Northumberland County

Motorists on Interstate 80 eastbound in Northumberland County are advised that the Interstate 180 westbound exit (Exit 212B) is closed.

A tractor-trailer is on its side and is blocking the ramp. PennDOT is on the scene and a tow truck is enroute.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,000 miles, 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.

PSA Has Open Interviews On Thursday, January 29th In Port Allegany

OB Nurse Manager Position Available At Cole Memorial In Coudersport

www.colememorial.org

For Sale: Bank Owned Recently Renovated Ranch Home On 4 Acres For Sale In Coudersport, PA, Area


Short-term Opening for Special Education Teachers & Speech Therapist in Coudersport - Northern Potter - Oswayo Valley

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Friday, January 23, 2015

State Police Announce Sergeant and Corporal Promotions


Harrisburg – Fourteen members of the Pennsylvania State police have been promoted to the rank of sergeant and 25 members have been promoted to the rank of corporal, Acting Commissioner Marcus Brown announced.

• Joseph N. Altieri, of Bensalem, Bucks County, was promoted to sergeant and remains assigned to the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards. Sergeant Altieri enlisted in the state police in 1996 and was promoted to corporal in 2006.
• Bradley R. Christie, of Cranberry Township, Butler County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop G, Hollidaysburg. He was previously assigned to Troop D, Beaver. Sergeant Christie enlisted in the state police in 1996 and was promoted to corporal in 2006.
• Robert L. Copechal, Jr., of Washington, Washington County, was promoted to Sergeant and remains assigned to Troop B, Washington. Sergeant Copechal enlisted in the state police in 1995 and was promoted to corporal in 2006.
• Timothy E. Gilhooley, of Olyphant, Lackawanna County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop K, Philadelphia. He was previously assigned to Troop R, Gibson. Sergeant Gilhooley enlisted in the state police in 1996 and was promoted to corporal 2005.
• Brian I. Hoover, of Everett, Bedford County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop G, Hollidaysburg. He was previously assigned to the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards. Sergeant Hoover enlisted in the state police in 1991 and was promoted to corporal in 2006.
• David A. Krumbine, of Lebanon, Lebanon County, was promoted to sergeant and remains assigned to the Bureau of Forensic Services. Sergeant Krumbine enlisted in the state police in 1994 and was promoted to corporal in 2006.
• Robert D. Lapinski, of Mt. Carmel, Northumberland County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop K, Philadelphia. He was previously assigned to the Bureau of Gaming Enforcement. Sergeant Lapinski enlisted in the state police in 1993 and was promoted to corporal in 2005.
• Kelly E. Lentz, of Newville, Cumberland County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop H, Chambersburg. He was previously assigned to Troop T, Highspire. Sergeant Lentz enlisted in the state police in 1999 and was promoted to corporal in 2006.
• William A. Maitland, of New Castle, Lawrence County, was promoted to sergeant and remains assigned to the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards. Sergeant Maitland enlisted in the state police in 1999 and was promoted to corporal in 2005.
• Steven T. Paraska, of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop B, Washington. He was previously assigned to Troop T, New Stanton. Sergeant Paraska enlisted in the state police in 1998 and was promoted to corporal in 2005.
• Michelle N. Swantner, of West Chester, Chester County, was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Troop K, Philadelphia. She was previously assigned to Troop J, Embreeville. Sergeant Swantner enlisted in the state police in 1994 and was promoted to corporal in 2005.
• Christopher J. Terrana, of Murrysville, Westmoreland County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop D, Butler. He was previously assigned to Troop A, Kiski Valley. Sergeant Terrana enlisted in the state police in 2002 and was promoted to corporal in 2006.
• Stephen J. U’Selis III, of Quakertown, Bucks County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop K, Philadelphia. He was previously assigned to the Bureau of Emergency and Special Operations. Sergeant U’Selis enlisted in the state police in 1996 and was promoted to corporal in 2006.
• Gerald E. Williams, of Plymouth, Luzerne County, was promoted to sergeant and remains assigned to the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards. Sergeant Williams enlisted in the state police in 1991 and was promoted to corporal in 2005.
• Leslie E. Barr, of Warren, Warren County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop F, Coudersport. She was previously assigned to Troop E, Warren. Corporal Barr enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• John C. Becker, of Wyomissing, Berks County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop J, Avondale. He was previously assigned to Troop K, Skippack. Corporal Becker enlisted in the state police in 2006.
• Jennifer L. Bovee, of Russell, Warren County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop B, Waynesburg. She was previously assigned to Troop E, Warren. Corporal Bovee enlisted in the state police in 2007.
• Rico V. Coletta, of Erie, Erie County, was promoted to corporal and remains assigned to the Bureau of Training and Education. Corporal Coletta enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• Brandon S. Corby, of Lansdale, Montgomery County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop K, Philadelphia. He was previously assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Corporal Corby enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• Michael J. Davis, of Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop F, Coudersport. He was previously assigned to Troop G, Huntingdon. Corporal Davis enlisted in the state police in 2006.
• Cory L. Despot, of Hollidaysburg, Blair County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop B, Washington. He was previously assigned to Troop G, Huntingdon. Corporal Despot enlisted in the state police in 2006.
• R. Collin L. Dinsmore, of Reading, Berks County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop K, Media. He was previously assigned to the Executive and Administrative Offices. Corporal Dinsmore enlisted in the state police in 2006.
• Travis W. Doebler, of Hughesville, Lycoming County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop F, Lamar. He was previously assigned to Troop F, Montoursville. Corporal Doebler enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• Joseph G. Holland, of Scranton, Lackawanna County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop K, Media. He was previously assigned to Troop R, Gibson. Corporal Holland enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• Thomas J. Horan, of Scott Township, Lackawanna County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop F, Mansfield. He was previously assigned to Troop R, Dunmore. Corporal Horan enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• Thomas Hornung, of Kulpmont, Northumberland County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop F, Selinsgrove. He was previously assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. Corporal Hornung enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• Robert A. Kennedy, of Dunmore, Lackawanna County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop M, Dublin. He was previously assigned to Troop P, Wyoming. Corporal Kennedy enlisted in the state police in 1995.
• Rosemary A. McGuire, of King of Prussia, Montgomery County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop K, Skippack. She was previously assigned to Troop K, Media. Corporal McGuire enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• Travis G. Messenger, of Lebanon, Lebanon County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop K, Skippack. He was previously assigned to Troop L, Jonestown. Corporal Messenger enlisted in the state police in 2004.
• Alexander T. Mohn, of Sinking Spring, Berks County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop J, Avondale. He was previously assigned to Troop L, Reading. Corporal Mohn enlisted in the state police in 2006.
• Andrew R. Peters, of Rockton, Clearfield County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop F, Montoursville. He was previously assigned to Troop C, Punxsutawney. Corporal Peters enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• Mark C. Ruscavage, of Swoyersville, Luzerne County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop K, Skippack. He was previously assigned to Troop N, Fern Ridge. Corporal Ruscavage enlisted in the state police in 2007.
• Dustin C. Shireman, of Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, was promoted to corporal and remains assigned to Troop J, Lancaster. Corporal Shireman enlisted in the state police in 2007.
• Stephen M. Spotts, of Fogelsville, Lehigh County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop K, Skippack. He was previously assigned to Troop L, Reading. Corporal Spotts enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• Andrea M. Swatton, of Eagleville, Montgomery County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop K, Media. She was previously assigned to Troop K, Skippack. Corporal Swatton enlisted in the state police in 2006.
• Justin M. Tkacik, of Chambersburg, Franklin County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop A, Somerset. He was previously assigned to Troop H, Chambersburg. Corporal Tkacik enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• Joseph R. Zandarski, of Cabot, Butler County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop A, Somerset. He was previously assigned to Troop D, Butler. Corporal Zandarski enlisted in the state police in 2005.
• Scott A. Zigo, of Sarver, Butler County, was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop A, Somerset. He was previously assigned to Troop D, Kittanning. Corporal Zigo enlisted in the state police in 2005.
State police ranks are cadet, trooper, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major, lieutenant colonel and colonel. For more information about the Pennsylvania State police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.

Leroy (Butch) Schaffer is announcing his candidacy for McKean County Commissioner

Leroy (Butch) Schaffer is announcing his candidacy for McKean County Commissioner on the Republican ticket in the upcoming May Primary.

He is currently a member of the McKean County Planning Commission, Associate Director of the McKean County Conservation District. He serves on the Donald J. Comes Learning Center Leadership team for Penn State and McKean County Extension Office and he is the Norwich Township Republican Committee person.

Previously he served on the McKean County Blight Commission. He was a Township Supervisor for Norwich Township serving as Chairman, Vice Chairman and Road master.

He served as Vice President of the McKean County Association of Township Officials and a member of PSATS. While serving as a Volunteer Fireman duties included line Officer and Executive Officer. He volunteers weekly at the Crosby Fire hall. He is also a social member of the Norwich Township Fire Department, the John Berg Memorial Legion and the Norwich Township Sportsman’s Club.

He has a long work history in the planning and execution of the trades, building and excavating industry. He has many years of practical experience from labor to leadership and developmental roles while working in the private sector as well as Township Supervisor.

He is a volunteer and active member of many local and county committees that are vital to the stability and growth of McKean County.

Please lend your support in the upcoming election!

EVERY LIFE IS A GIFT

March for Life 2015 - On Thursday, January 22nd, 25 youth and adults from St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport; St. Eulalia Church, Coudersport; and St. Gabriel Church, Port Allegany attended this year's March for Life in Washington, DC. This was the 42nd March for Life which began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

Fetter re-elected chairman of Mc Kean County Conservation District

By FRAN De LANCEY Era Correspondent delancey401@yahoo.com
Bradford Era

SMETHPORT — Kerry Fetter was re-elected chairman of the McKean County Conservation District on Wednesday during the agency’s reorganizational meeting.

Also returned to office for one-year terms were Blaine Puller, vice chairman, and County Commissioner Cliff Lane, secretary-treasurer. Read more...

Corbett’s top energy adviser hired by gas industry

http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2015/01/23/corbetts-top-energy-adviser-hired-by-gas-industry/

Northern Potter School District Athletics for the week of January 26, 2015

Monday, January, 26
6:00PM Boys Var/JV Basketball Away Smethport Area Junior/Senior High School
Departs: 4:00PM

Tuesday, January, 27
6:00PM Girls Var/JV Basketball Home Smethport Area Junior/Senior High School

Wednesday, January, 28
7:00PM Boys Var/JV Basketball Home Galeton Area School

Thursday, January, 29
6:00PM Girls Var/JV Basketball Away Galeton Area School
Departs: 4:45PM

Friday, January, 30
6:00PM Boys Var/JV Basketball Away Otto Eldred High School
Departs: 4:00PM

Saturday, January, 31
7:00PM Winter Dance Old Gym 7-10 PM (School)

St. Marys Fire Company Ventilating 4th Floor of Elk Towers

STRUCTURE FIRE-HIGH LIFE HAZARD
Address: 185 CENTER ST
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: N SAINT MARYS ST * MCGILL ST
BURNED FOOD SETS OFF ALARM; VENTILATION NECESSARY
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD; ST MARYS AMB.
1/23/2015 8:09:23 PM

State Officials Urge Citizens to Prepare For Double Hit of Winter Weather

Harrisburg – State officials are urging the public to pay attention to forecasts calling for two storms to impact Pennsylvania over the weekend. Current weather reports show the potential for the first storm to bring as much as 6 – 8 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow along the Interstate 81 corridor, with amounts decreasing to the northwest and southeast.

Forecasts at this time also indicate the second storm will likely bring snow to much of the state starting Sunday evening and impact the Monday morning commute.

“PennDOT and other emergency officials are ready to handle this storm, and we urge motorists to be sure that they’re prepared as well,” Acting PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “We should all think safety first and be prepared to postpone travel if necessary, but if you must travel, make sure that you and your vehicle are ready for winter driving.”

In areas where forecasts are calling for significant snow and possible icy conditions, motorists should postpone travel whenever possible. Those who travel in adverse conditions should ensure that their vehicle has a full tank of gas and an emergency kit packed. The kit should include warm clothing, blankets, non-perishable food and water, and any needed items such as medications and baby and pet supplies.

To help make decisions as to whether to travel during winter weather, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, 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.

“These storms are a good reminder to the public to make sure they have adequate emergency supplies in their homes and their cars,” said Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Richard D. Flinn, Jr. “Just having some basic supplies on hand ensures that your family is ready for any type of emergency.”

Flinn said a home emergency kit should include at least three days’ worth of water, non-perishable food and specialized supplies such as medications and baby or pet supplies. Citizens should also have battery or hand-crank operated flashlights and radios on hand in the event of a power outage, as well as a first aid kit.

Never call 911 to request or report road conditions. When calling 911 to report an emergency, it is critical for callers to stay on the line, even if for an extended series of rings, until the operator answers. Hang-ups due to frustration result in wasted staff time as the 911 center tries to reestablish contact.

The commonwealth’s ReadyPA campaign encourages citizens to take three basic steps before an emergency occurs: Be Informed, Be Prepared, Be Involved. More detailed information, including downloadable emergency kit checklists and emergency plan templates, is available online at www.ReadyPA.org.

VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH

by MizMonica Thomas
As I sit here finishing this column my eyes drift to the snowflakes drifting in the wind outside the window and the PA Gardeners Magazine setting on the coffee table. I'm having a hard time concentrating folks as here comes more snow but I'm thinking of spring.

I wish to apologize to the American Legion Post #530, an editing problem neglected to change a typo I made. They gave the kids at the Arts & Humanities Club $500.00 not $100.00. It was greatly appreciated by all and what a great group we have here in town.

It is with great sadness I write this as we have lost one of the most gracious coffee guys I ever met at the Lenten Lunches, fellow gardener and apple grower Leo Stout, blessings to your family as you move onto your heavenly reward.

At the Elementary school this week the Pre School is having a Snow Day Event on Friday. Mrs. Lewis has held tryouts for "That's OV Entertainment VI" The performances will be March 19 & 20.

It's a busy week at the Middle/High School for on Thursday night Jan. 22 at 6:00 Junior High & Varsity Wrestling hosted Sheffield Area in the Elementary Gym and at the MS/HS Gym Boys JV & Varsity Basketball Games vs Cameron County at home. ( There was a special Intramural Exhibition hosted by the 4,5, 6 graders basketball group). Friday the 23rd JO Wrestling Elementary gym 6pm. Saturday mornings boys and girls 4,5,6th grade intramurals will be happening beginning at 10 am. Monday night the 26th JO Wrestling Elementary gym 6pm. The girls Basketball teams will host Austin at 6 on Tuesday the 27th and Wednesday night Boys JV & Varsity Basketball 6:00 vs Smethport, also that night JO Wrestling 7:00 Elementary Gym.

The library is raffling a KA-BAR Tanto knife w/ sheath. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will take place February 9th at the soup & sandwich dinner at the school. "Story Hour" for children ages newborn to 4 is this Friday from 10:30-11:30. Storytellers Barb Herzog and Valerie Shaffer will be showcasing the "Sheep in the Jeep" series. Monday night @6 the "Stitch Together Knit & Crochet" group meets. The Writer's Guild had to reschedule for Wednesday the 28th at 6:30.

0n Saturday night you'll notice lots of traffic around the Masonic Hall as the Shinglehouse Community Choir will be hosting their Murder Mystery Dinner "Celebrity Celebrations", it's rumored some of the famous from Hollywood's heyday will be present. I need to finish my costume or miss Scarlett O'Hara won't be in attendance.

So drop in and sit a spell on the porch with me, Alba or our new cat Dasiey Mae or we can be reached at 814-697-7625, mizmonica@frontier.com or my facebook page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

Richard M. Shannon, 94, of 667 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA

WWII Army Vet
Richard M. Shannon, 94, of 667 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born September 20, 1920 in Bear Lake, he was a son of the late Clement and Clara (Crosby) Shannon.

On February 17, 1942 in Abilene, TX, he married Helen V. (Erickson) Shannon.

Mr. Shannon was a 1938 graduate of Falconer, NY High School. He began his working career at a Kendall Service Station in Jamestown.

In December of 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 12th Armored Division during World War II. He was honorably discharged in December of 1945.

After his military service, he returned to Jamestown and resumed working for Kendall. He moved to Bradford in 1959 and worked in various positions at Kendall, retiring as the Bradford/Buffalo Branch Manager in 1983.

He was a member of the Quarter Century Club.

Richard is survived by two daughters, Diane (John) Hummel, of Bradford and Beth (Ronald) Seech, of Mercer; three grandchildren, Blake Marquardt, Lori Baldy and Christopher Hummel and one great grandchild, Maya Hummel. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers Paul, Melvin and Robert Shannon.

There will be no public visitation and funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Lakewood, NY. Memorials, if desired, may be made to charity of the donor's choice.

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

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

House Committees to Meet and Review Legislation

Next week, the newly organized House standing committees will meet and begin their thorough review of legislation. There may be House floor votes for bills on second consideration on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

House committees are the foundation of legislative activity, as all bills introduced by lawmakers must first be referred to the appropriate committee. The committee will vet the bill and issue before it is sent to the full House for consideration. Committees conduct public hearings and/or meetings to discuss issues and specific legislation in order to develop the best policies for the Commonwealth.

Members have begun circulating memos seeking co-sponsors for proposed legislation. Continuing the commitment to open government, all co-sponsorship memos are being posted publicly and can be viewed under the “session” tab at www.legis.state.pa.us.

Any bill introduced in the 2013-14 legislation session that was not enacted into law is considered dead. Members who want those proposals considered must reintroduce them in the new session – and some of these are being considered next week by committees.

Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at PAHouseGOP.com.  Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP. 

The Weekly Schedule

Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted below.  More information regarding these bills can be found at PAHouseGOP.com by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.

Capitol Update




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Friday, January 23, 2015 The latest news from the State Capitol

 

House Committees Ready to Conduct Business

 
Speaker of the House Mike Turzai finalized the makeup of the 26 standing committees of the state House on Wednesday. In addition to serving as chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, I was formally appointed to the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, a committee on which I have served throughout my tenure in the House.

My top priority as a member of Environmental Resources and Energy will continue to be advocating for our conventional oil and gas producers to ensure they are not driven out of business by unnecessary and very costly regulations. During the last session, we passed legislation requiring the state’s Environmental Quality Board to create separate regulations for the conventional and unconventional industries with the goal being to ensure the regulations are both reasonable and relevant to each type of activity.

The Senate is already advancing legislation to reinforce this effort with the creation of a Penn Grade Crude Development Advisory Council. Senate Bill 279 is awaiting a vote by the full Senate, and upon approval, its next stop would be the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. I will work to ensure this bill advances through the committee and the full House, and ultimately to the governor’s desk.
                              

December Revenues Up But Budget Shortfall Expected

The December revenue report is in, and it shows the Commonwealth received $2.7 billion in General Fund revenue, approximately $162 million more than expected. Across the board, revenue collections were above estimates, including corporation taxes, sales taxes and Personal Income Tax collections.

Six months into the fiscal year, the General Fund stands at $13.3 billion, $271 million above estimate. However, it is still estimated that the state will end the fiscal year with a budget shortfall of at least $2 billion, making this another challenging budget year.

Newly inaugurated Gov. Tom Wolf will offer his budget proposal to the General Assembly on Tuesday, March 3.
  

Another Step Toward Government Transparency

 
Building on the success of PennWATCH, the comprehensive and searchable database of state budget and spending information, a new website offering financial information about the state’s school districts was unveiled recently.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education added the financial data to its existing School Performance Profile website Paschoolperformance.org, offering taxpayers access to public school district spending statewide, including total revenues, total expenditures, per-pupil expenditures and average staff salaries. The website tracks not only traditional school districts, but also charter and cyber charter schools, and comprehensive career and technology centers.

Please note, financial information is listed according to school district ONLY, not by individual schools. To view the financial data, select a school district and then click “view district information.” From that page, click “view fiscal information” in the upper right corner.  

Fire Engine Demonstration At Coudersport Fire Station Saturday

The demo is open to any and all fireman or fire departments in the area wishing to take a look at this unit thank you

Tanya L. Keim - Kline, 38, Bradford, PA

Tanya L. Keim - Kline
Tanya L. Keim - Kline, 38, loving daughter of Ron J. and Susan (Lopus) Keim, lost her battle with Huntington's Disease on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at The Pavilion at BRMC. She was surrounded by her loving family when she passed.

Born August 11, 1976 in Bradford, she was a 1995 graduate of Smethport Area High School.

Tanya was an avid outdoors person, who love hunting, fishing, cross country skiing and was an accomplished softball player.

In addition to her parents Ron and Susan, she is survived by her faithful companion Bill Colts who lovingly cared for her for many years, also two brothers, Eric Keim, of Arlington, VA, Fred Palmer, of Sharon, her maternal grandparents, Emily (Robert) Blaske of Allegany,and Carol Lopus of Harrisburg, several aunts and uncles, including Terry (Melinda Rinfrette) Lopus and Mark (Mary Ann Cole) Lopus, all of Bradford, Vicky Lopus McCullough and Jeremy Lopus both of Harrisburg and Andy Lopus, Ludlow Rachel (Tom) Watson of Bradford, Robert Keim of Mesa, AZ and Rosemary (Jack) Levy of Scottsdale, AZ, and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Beth Ann Keim, her paternal grandparents, Robert and Violet (Shingledecker) Keim, her maternal grandfather, Milton E. Lopus and one aunt, Lisa Beth Lopus-Ramer.

There will be no public services. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to Huntington's Disease Society of America, Western PA Chapter, P.O. Box 1196 Coraopolis PA 15105 or Evergreen Elm Inc. Hooker Fulton Building, Bradford PA 16701

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

My Committee Assignments Matt Gabler




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My Committee Assignments


During the 2015 session, I have been appointed to serve on the following committees:

• Environmental Resources and Energy
• Finance
• Game and Fisheries
• State Government

Being considered by one of the 27 individual committees is the first significant hurdle a House bill must clear. Proposed legislation is already being circulated, and I am anxious to get down to the business of examining these bills for possible committee votes.
   

State Game Lands Permit

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has removed from Monday’s voting agenda a proposal that would have required bike riders, snowmobile enthusiasts, horseback riders and hikers to acquire a permit for use on state game lands, provided they do not possess a hunting or fur taking license. As a result, there will be no vote or measure considered at the January meeting.

The board received hundreds of public comments about the proposal and wants to allow more time to properly consult with hunters, conservation partners and elected officials about it.
  

Save the Date


On Wednesday, April 8, I will be co-hosting a Senior Active Living Expo in the DuBois area. Future emails will provide more details on this upcoming event. 
 

Attention Anglers

The 2015 trout stocking schedule is available for viewing online. Please visit my website, www.RepGabler.com, and go to “Sportsmen Resources” on the left navigation bar.
 

GAS LEAK-ODOR-RESIDENT SING Address: 325 HIGH ST

GAS LEAK-ODOR-RESIDENT SING
Address: 325 HIGH ST
City: JOHNSONBURG
Cross Streets: SHORT ST * COBB ST
CALLER REPORTS ODOR OF NATURAL GAS IN RESIDENCE
Agency: ELK COMPANY 2 FD
1/23/2015 4:46:55 PM

Potter County Commissioners Meeting For January 8,2015



Thomas Hannahs, Jr., 75, of Bradford, PA

Thomas Hannahs, Jr., 75, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Bradford Manor.

He was born on June 20, 1939 in Bradford, a son of the late Erville T., Sr. and Alberta Kellner Hannahs.

On August 22, 1959 in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Limestone, he married Diana L. Bleem who preceded him in death on January 23, 2012.

Mr. Hannahs enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling when he was younger. His family knew him as a devoted family man that dearly loved his wife Diana.

He was employed by the L.C. Whitford Co., Inc., Wellsville, as a truck driver and a cement dispatcher until his retirement in 2002.

He is survived by three sons, David (Tina) Hannahs of Cattaraugus, NY, Dan Hannahs of Coleville and Doug Hannahs of Rew; six grandchildren; one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lester Hannahs and James Hannahs and one sister, Sandra Hannahs.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with the Rev. Phillip Palutro, Pastor of the Abundant Life Assembly of God, officiating.

Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 South Second St., Suite 102, Clearfield, PA 16830.

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

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

Potter County Commissioners Agenda For January 22, 2015




CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND

Wellsboro, PA – The Board of Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CZNC), has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share. The dividend is payable on February 13, 2015 to shareholders of record as of February 2, 2015. Declaration of the dividend was made at the January 22, 2015 meeting of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Lycoming, Potter, Cameron and McKean counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and South Hornell, NY. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Safe Harbor Statement: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this release are forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty, including without limitation, the following: changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Government, particularly related to changes in interest rates; changes in general economic conditions; legislative or regulatory changes; downturn in demand for loan, deposit and other financial services in the Company’s market area; increased competition from other banks and non-bank providers of financial services; technological changes and increased technology-related costs; changes in management’s assessment of realization of securities and other assets; and changes in accounting principles, or the application of generally accepted accounting principles. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.