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Howard's Inc.

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CIMINO AUTO PARTS

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.

Street Machines Auto Care

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Austin Woman Suffers Minor Injury In Rt. 872 Crash Near Coudsersport


Police Determine Erratic Driver Was Under Influence of Alcohol


Mt. Jewett Man Unhurt In Rollover Crash In Potter County On Pusher Siding Road


Red Suzuki ATV Removed From Sartwell Road Property


No Injuries In Smethport Rear End Crash


Roulette Ambulance To Horseshoe Court

At 10:35 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance was dispatched to Horseshoe Court for a medical emergency.

Curt Weinhold Updates Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department Photos

https://www.facebook.com/coudersportvol.firedept

Balloon Launch Tonight At Wellsville, NY

https://www.facebook.com/wellsvillepoliceny

Jack Russell Missing From Ceres, NY/PA Area Has Been Found

Thank you so much for posting! He was found today!! Curious jack Russell's... Got stuck on neighbors property in a pallet and a log fell on him. He is dinged up but okay! Ty again!

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/OVERRIDEAddress: MAIN ST and WYKOFF RUN RDCity: GROVE

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/OVERRIDE
Address: MAIN ST and WYKOFF RUN RD
City: GROVE
Cross Streets: GRAHAM LN * WYKOFF RUN RD
Agency: CAMERON CO 16 FD; SINNEMAHONING AMB, EMPORIUM AMB., ST. MARYS MEDIC7/18/2015 5:45:09 PM

REPORT 43 YEAR OLD MALE WITH ARM INJURY

Melody K. PERKINS, 68, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Ulysses

Melody K. PERKINS, 68, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Ulysses, died Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, FL. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

 Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Belfast & Friendship Dispatched For ATV Accident With Injuries

At 3:10 PM on Saturday, Belfast Fire Rescue & Ambulance, Friendship Ambulance & Medic 700  have been dispatched to the Art McClay Road near 6989 Coyle Hill Road for an ATV accident with 2 injuries.
3:29 PM--NO HELICOPTERS AVAILABLE. TRANSPORT TO HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE.

Smethport Youth Football Camp


Durell R. HOUGHTALING, 76, of Potter Brook Road, Sabinsville, PA

Durell R. HOUGHTALING
Durell R. HOUGHTALING, 76, of Potter Brook Road, Sabinsville, PA, died Friday, July 17, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born February 12, 1939, in Hector Township, PA, he was the son of Harold C. and Ruby M. Glover Houghtaling. On June 22, 1956, in Galeton, PA, he married the former Shirley A. Cratsley, who survives. 

He was employed by NYS Natural Gas Co., Pavilion Pipeline, Eberle Tannery, Ingersoll-Rand Foundry, and Portville Forest Products. 

 Durell played the steel guitar with the Country Boys, Country Drifters, and the Cowanesque Valley Boys. 

Surviving besides his wife, Shirley, are: eleven children, Sandra (Robert) Worthington of Ulysses, Wanda (Daniel) Ulrich of Westfield, Cameron (Nancy) Houghtaling of Portland, TN, Durell (Donna) Houghtaling, Jr. of Harrison Valley, Marietta Morrow of North Augusta, GA, Timothy Houghtaling of Horseheads, NY, Marlin (Cathy) Houghtaling of Mills, Sharon (Vaughan) Taft of Woodhull, NY, Monte (Julie) Houghtaling of Harrison Valley, Carmen (Deborah) Houghtaling of Sabinsville, and Rusty (Brenda) Houghtaling of Westfield; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Seldon (Liz) Houghtaling of Lost City, WV; a sister, Elsie Fuhrer of Illion, NY; and nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by three brothers, Stanley Houghtaling, Bernard Houghtaling, and Herbert Richard Houghtaling. 

 Friends may call Monday, July 20, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. Rev. David Brelo will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915. 

 Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Free workshops held for artisans, entrepreneurs looking to join the PA Wilds Artisan Trail,

Free workshops held for artisans, entrepreneurs looking to join the PA Wilds Artisan Trail, use “Proudly Made in the Pennsylvania Wilds” brand

July 17, 2015 – The PA Wilds Artisan Trail will be holding free “Make the Brand Work for You” workshops across the Pennsylvania Wilds region this summer for small batch producers, independent retailers, artisans and other creative entrepreneurs looking to learn more about joining the Artisan Trail and using the “Proudly Made in the Pennsylvania Wilds” brand and networks to grow their operations.

Workshops are being scheduled for the 12 ½ counties that comprise the Pennsylvania Wilds region. Current offerings are listed at the bottom of this press release. The workshops and Q&A run one hour, with refreshments provided. Workshops will provide background about the Artisan Trail program, benefits to joining, costs and the process for applying to the juried program.

Since its inception in 2006, the Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail has proven to raise the visibility and profitability of artisans and arts-related businesses in the PA Wilds by increasing sales of high-quality products made by local artisans and traffic to local galleries and retail shops.
The Artisan Trail has recently gone through several expansions allowing new types of businesses to join. On major new development is that the Trail is now inviting small batch craft ag and food producers to join the Trail and use the ‘Proudly Made in the Pennsylvania Wilds’ brand.

“We’d love to see the ‘Proudly Made in the Pennsylvania Wilds’ stamp on our region’s syrups, jellies, leek dips and other small batch products that reflect our rural traditions,” said Tataboline Enos, Executive Director of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, the regional non-profit that operates the Artisan Trail program.

“We’ve tried to keep the program very affordable, from $25 a year for our smallest artisan producers to $150 for our larger ones. We do this because we are working to build our regional brand and we know no one can influence it the way our artisans and creative entrepreneurs can. The Artisan Trail is working to grow this cottage industry. We have so much talent in this region, it is incredible.”

To date, more than 150 artisans and retailers across the region participate in the PA Wilds Artisan Trail. Organizers hope to double that over the next few years. PA DCED, PA DCNR, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Stackpole-Hall Foundation have all made grant investments in the program.

“I’m really excited to be travelling across the region hosting these workshops on behalf of the Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail,” says Tina Solak, Executive Director Cameron County Artisan Center and Pennsylvania Wilds advisory committee member. “Our center in Emporium has experienced great success in using the brand and participating in the PA Wilds Artisan Trail so I’m looking forward to sharing our stories and answering questions about how other businesses can make the brand work for their purposes. It is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the exciting opportunities the Artisan Trail has to offer businesses and their communities.”

Upcoming workshops

Workshops are being scheduled within each of the 12 ½ counties making up the Pennsylvania Wilds region. These informative workshops are free, open to the public and will last approximately one hour. In order to plan properly advance registration is requested and can be completed by visiting http://www.pawildsartisans.com. Forest Folk School will host the next workshop on Wednesday July 22 at 4:30pm. The next stop is in Centre County Wednesday July 29 6:00pm at Black Moshannon State Park. For a complete list of all of the workshops please visit pawildsartisans.com

The Pennsylvania Wilds region includes the counties of Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Clinton, Lycoming, Cameron, Forest, Clearfield, Jefferson, Elk, Clarion and Northern Centre.
About Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail

In the Pennsylvania Wilds we value authenticity – the company of unpretentious people, the enduring quality of nature, and the timeless appeal of handmade goods. Our towns and villages attract artists and artisans who appreciate our values and contribute to our regional identity by creating beautiful and functional items you won't find anywhere else.

In a few short years the PA Wilds Artisan Trail has become a driving force for grassroots economic development in the Pennsylvania Wilds, building one of rural Pennsylvania’s largest networks of creative entrepreneurs while creating a source of inspiration and community pride. The program serves three main groups: the makers of artisan products; the retailers who want to sell high-quality, locally-made products; and the traveling public – the people looking to experience our region and ‘Take home a piece of the Pennsylvania Wilds.’

The Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail and “Proudly Made in the Pennsylvania Wilds™” brand are programs of the Pennsylvania Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., a regional non-profit.

For more information about the program visit PAwildsArtisans.com.

The Incredible Whitetail

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Beautiful, Beneficial Bats


GALETON BOROUGH AUTHORITY REGULAR MEETING JULY 7, 2015

MEMBERS PRESENT: Tony Adami - Chairman; Ben Hoppe - Vice Chairman; Joe Cimino; Tony Cimino; George Bowen

OTHERS PRESENT: Dave Walters - LDG; Mike Plummer - Solicitor; Tom Smith - Foreman; Trixie Blass - Secretary

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by the chairman.

Pledge to the flag.

Minutes of the June meeting were presented for approval. Tony C. motioned to approve the minutes as presented. Joe seconded the motion. All voted aye and the motion carried.

CITIZENS PARTICIPATION

N/A

WATER REPORT

Joe reported that the temporary dams are in place at the Wetmore. The board discussed Larson’s review of the Infiltration Gallery and agreed that some other form of intake is necessary. George motioned to approve Larson Design to design an intake structure at the Wetmore. Ben seconded the motion. All voted aye and the motion carried.

Dave reported that he has submitted information as requested by DEP for the emergency permit and expects he will hear from them soon on that.
There was a lengthy discussion regarding the Infiltration galleries and what the possibilities are of getting them to function properly and for long term. The board feels they must find an alternate solution as they are not comfortable that the galleries will function as needed. It was agreed that a permanent solution must be investigated.

Dave Walters will contact Joe Pagano to inquire about funding for work needing done at the Wetmore.
Joe discussed the quote from Martz Technologies to install a SCADA system at the water plant. The total cost for the system was quoted at $7,044.00. George motioned to approve the installation and upgrades of the system. Joe seconded the motion. All voted aye and the motion carried.

SEWER REPORT

A consent order in the amount of $1,000.00 from DEP was presented to the board. This is the result of a violation of the sewer permit. Joe motioned to pay the consent. Tony seconded the motion. All voted aye and the motion carried.

A quote for repairs to the overflow meter at the sewer plant was presented from Martz Technologies in the amount of $5,978.00. Ben motioned to approve the repairs as quoted. George seconded the motion. All voted aye and the motion carried.

Tom discussed the need for other plant upgrades/repairs and asked the board to give approval for Larson Design Group to design for replacement of air line at the plant. Ben motioned to approve. Joe seconded the motion. All voted aye and the motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS

The secretary informed the board that the quote for videoing the sewer line at the bank was sent to NWSB and that there has been no other communication from them to date.

Tom stated that due to repairs needed on water and sewer lines, the lawn restoration on Sherman Street will not be completed as expected but will be delayed for at least another month or so.

Mike Plummer reported on the legal case that he has been managing. The judge motioned in favor of the Authority on the case. He will prepare and submit the paperwork remaining.

NEW BUSINESS

Discussion was held on other non-paying customers. Ben motioned to begin legal action on certain other outstanding accounts. George seconded the motion. All voted aye and the motion carried.

ADJOURN

Tony C. motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:14 p.m. George seconded the motion. All voted aye and the motion carried. The meeting was adjourned until the next regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Borough office.

GAS LEAK-ODOR-OUT COMM LINEAddress: @ 41.39690 @ 78.75180

GAS LEAK-ODOR-OUT COMM LINE
Address: @ 41.39690 @ 78.75180
City:
Cross Streets: GAME COMMISSION RD * MAINE LN

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
7/18/2015 1:30:33 PM

ACTIVATED ALARM-RESIDENTIAL Address: 143 COMET RD City: ST_MARYS

ACTIVATED ALARM-RESIDENTIAL
Address: 143 COMET RD
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: RAMBLER RD * FALCON RD
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD
7/18/2015 12:40:56 PM

Wolf critic: Public being misled on projected use of shale tax money

By Brad Bumsted
Friday, July 17, 2015, 11:30 p.m.


HARRISBURG — The Wolf administration and its allies are misleading the public by implying a proposed severance tax on natural gas would exclusively fund education, the president of an industry group said Friday.

In a letter to the Marcellus Shale Coalition board, obtained by the Tribune-Review, David Spigelmyer said “revenues generated from (Wolf's) severance tax proposal would not be directed exclusively to fund education, as frequently stated.

“Instead, more than $300 million would fund various areas other than education, including $225 million for current impact tax distributions and another $55 million that would fund a $675 million one-time bond to help subsidize renewable energy,” Spigelmyer said.

That bond issue would fund solar and wind energy projects, as well as other alternative sources.

“We have always made it clear not every cent is going to education,” said Wolf's spokesman Jeffrey Sheridan.

Read more: http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/8760994-74/tax-wolf-shale#ixzz3gGKCPlQL
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TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM Address: 23171 RENOVO RD

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM
Address: 23171 RENOVO RD
City:
Agency: CAMERON CO 16 FD;
SINNEMAHONING AMB

7/18/2015 12:20:30 PM

Mt. Jewett Dispatched To Motorcycle Accident With Injury

At NOON on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire Dept. & Ambulance have been dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Lindholm Road near Bush Lane. One person is reported injured.

Austin Dispatched For Land Rescue At Logging Accident

At 11:20 AM on Saturday, Austin Fire Dept., Ambulance & Coudersport Medic 6 have been dispatched to 55 Big Bear's Lane for a land rescue for a logging accident.
12:00 NOON--Ambulance en route to landing zone at Austin School.

Domestic Violence Awareness Day In Roulette Today

7-18 Tailgating Games D.V.A.D RouletteMany activities will be based at the Riverside Methodist Church on River Street in Roulette

They will kick off with a five-kilometer walk to promote awareness at 9:30. Registration opens at 8:30 for $20 per participant. Each walker will receive a themed T-shirt.

Sloppy Joe, Macaroni Salad, Baked Beans and Chips will be available for purchase at the church.

A new public participation event has been added to the schedule. It’s the Tailgating Games Tournament, kicking off at 1 pm at the Roulette Tee-Ball Fields. Cost is $20 for teams of two for competition in ladder golf, washer toss, kan jam, bocce ball and corn hole. No experience is required. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

Also, there will be judging of a homemade barbecue sauce contest at 2 pm, and a chocolate dessert contest at 3. Cost for each contest is $5.00 per entry. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three entries. Judges are needed and anyone interested in volunteering should call 814-544-8092.

Auction items will be on display at the church. Education and advocacy booths will be set up by A Way Out, the county’s domestic violence and sexual abuse education and resource organization; Potter County Human Services, and other organizations.

A candlelight vigil remembering all victims of domestic violence is scheduled for 7 pm outside the Riverside United Methodist Church. “Your Voice is Key” is this year’s theme and the service is open to all.

Lou Karija Had Some Visitors At His Home Today

Mom and 3 Cubs pay Lou Karija A Visit In His Yard.

Port Allegany Dispatched To Commercial Fire Alarm At Vo Tech

At 12:38 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to VoTech CTC Center on Edison Bates Drive for a commercial Fire Alarm.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Round & Square Dancing Saturday From 7 to 10PM At Odin Grange


Ulysses Library Music On The Lawn Sunday, July 19th At 6:30 PM / Quigg Hollow Band


Low Volume / Dirt & Gravel Road Specialist Position Open At The Potter County, PA, Conservation District

c.mitterer@pottercd.com

Zito Media Seeking A Telephony Systems Administrator In Coudersport, PA Office

careers@zitomedia.com

Guardian Home Care Specialties Seeking Staff In Potter & Elk Counties

cathy.thomas@guardiancommunity.com

24 Ton Variable Length Stroke Hydraulic Wood Splitter For Sale

7-19 Public Auction, Burkhouse, Bradford, PA

http://www.auctionzip.com/PA-Auctioneers/47592.html

Get Your Summer Bash Tickets Now / Limited To 600 / Don't Miss It / July 31st Thru August 2nd

Tickets are available at the Wharton Tavern and General Store and at The Colonial Hotel in Westfield. Don't forget that the Crittenden TapRoom in Coudersport, Shooters in Port Allegany and the Roadside in Shinglehouse also have tickets. Hurry on out and get your tickets while they are still available.  Check out Facebook for more information. HURRY GET YOUR TICKETS NOW. NEED MORE INFORMATION? CALL 814-274-4852. NO ONE ANSWERS. LEAVE A MESSAGE, SOMEONE WILL GET BACK TO YOU 
 Come join us for the a fun filled weekend of music, camping and fun! Multiple bands Friday and Saturday. we will kick the party off with the Ozone rangers and the 69 band on Friday, Saturday we will have multiple bands on the stage all day plus music by DJ Brandon, then Saturday night we will have Witch Hazel followed by the bad boys of country music Jackson Taylor & The Sinners! There will be food and drink vendors on site both days, tent camping areas will be designated, and we will also have designated areas for RVs and travel trailers. 
NO ONE UNDER 21 PERMITTED, NO GLASS, FIREWORKS OR CAMP FIRES ON SITE, NO FIREARMS, NO ATVS!
ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $55 A PIECE, AND ANY REMAINING TICKETS WILL BE $60 AT THE GATE! 

We will update this page with more bands and more info as it is confirmed!

Personal Care Aide Needed Part Time Every Other Weekend

Lockwood Estate Auction July 25, 2015 At Smethport, PA, Fire Hall

Ulysses Old Home Day Saturday, July 18th; Town Wide Yard Sales Friday & Saturday

Notice Of Special Meeting Of Northern Potter School Board On July 20, 2015

Anticipated Vacancy For A Music Teacher / Band Instructor At Northern Potter School District In Potter County, PA

Our dog went missing earlier today in Turtlepoint


This pup has returned home. Thanks

Roulette Ambulance To Hester Avenue

At 7:58 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Hester Avenue for a medical emergency.

EMS Dispatched To ATV Accident In Town of Hume

At 7:38 PM on Friday, Wiscoy-Rossburg & Fillmore have been dispatched to 10139 Dutch Hill Road in Hume for a 14 year old male involved in an ATV accident in the roadway. Caller reports youth is unable to move. Medic 700 dispatched.

Roar On The Shore In Erie


Roaring on the shore
Posted by Jeffrey Jones on Friday, July 17, 2015

Peter M. O'Donohoe, Jr, 79, of 757 S. Kendall Ave. Bradford, PA, formerly of Humble, TX

Peter M. O'Donohoe, Jr, 79, of 757 S. Kendall Ave. Bradford, PA, formerly of Humble, TX, passed away, Monday, July 13, 2015 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born June 10, 1936, in Galveston, TX, he was the son of the late Peter M. and Katherine (Cantrell) O'Donohoe, Sr.

US Army Veteran
On December 3, 1954 he enlisted in the United States Army, assigned to HQ Co. 188th Air Borne Inf. Regement. He graduated from Jump School and was stationed overseas in Augsberg Germany. He received his senior jumpwings in Munich Germany and after completing 36 jumps he attained the rank of Jump Master. On November 30, 1957, he was honorably discharged with the rank Sergeant. He was called back in 1961 to active duty during the Cuban Crisis and was honorably discharged in 1962 with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

He was a 41 year member of the American Legion and a 43 year Life member of the VFW post 880 in Galveston, TX. He was commander of the American Legion Post #108 in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015. He had worked in various shipyards for the Marine Industry and prior to his retirement he worked as a superintendent for New Park Shipyard in Galveston.

In August of 1960, he married the love of his life, the late Mary Jo (Palmiter) O'Donohoe, who died on January 21, 2015.

Peter will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Surviving is a daughter, Kathy (Steven) Krenek, of Texas City, TX, two grandchildren, Sean (Brandi) Krenek and Mary Frances Krenek, one great grandchild Aubrey Davis, three sisters Dorothy Allison, Barbara (Shorty) Moreno, and Linda (Leo) Monford, all of Texas, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and 2 brothers, Tommy and Bobby O'Donohoe and 1 sister, Patricia Brown.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, July 19, 2015, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral services will at 10:00am on Monday, July 20, 2015, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating. Military Honors and committal services will follow in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Bradford Senior Center 60 Campus Drive Bradford, PA 16701.

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

Potter county habitat re sale store in Ulysses Yard Sale Saturday From 10 to 4

 During the Ulysses old home days tomorrow, Saturday, July 18th at the Ulysses Mercantile, the Potter County Habitat will be having a yard sale.  

The hours will be 10:00 am until 4:00pm

Lots of stuff!  

Shovels, furniture, doors, sinks, paint, plumbing & electrical supplies just to name a few!

Blood Drive Monday, July 20 at Cole Memorial


NO INCREASE FOR PITT-BRADFORD TUITION IN 2015-16

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh board of trustees, acting through its executive committee, has approved no increase in tuition at its Bradford campus for the 2015-16 academic year.

“We are very pleased that Pitt-Bradford’s tuition will not increase this year,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

“We know that high academic quality and affordability are of prime concern to students and their families. With college costs continuing to rise in Pennsylvania and across the nation, this announcement highlights the truly outstanding value of a Pitt-Bradford education.”

The current in-state tuition rate for full-time non-nursing students at Pitt-Bradford is $12,452. Pitt-Bradford also offers several merit-based scholarships to help offset the cost of tuition. For example, qualifying students who live on campus may be eligible for a $5,500 scholarship.

Additionally, during the 2015-16 academic year, first-time, full-time students from Allegany, Cattaraugus or Chautauqua counties in New York who qualify academically are eligible for in-state tuition.

Ninety-three percent of students at Pitt-Bradford receive financial aid with an average award of $18,529 for in-state students. For more information, visit www.upb.pitt.edu/financialaid/.

The executive committee also approved the university’s lowest-percentage tuition increase in 40 years for the Pittsburgh campus.

“Both the governor and the legislature have signaled their support for the university through their budget proposals,” Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said. “With these historically low tuition increases, we are demonstrating our commitment to partnering with the commonwealth by keeping tuition levels as low as possible without weakening academic quality.”

The board has not yet approved an operating budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1. Gallagher explained that the university could not complete its operating budget without knowing the level of support that will be provided in the yet-to-be completed state budget.

“We are announcing tuition rates now, before final approval of state appropriation, so that our students and their families can plan for the coming year,” Gallagher said.

House Action for the July 20, 2015

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. 

 

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Disabled and Senior Citizens Expo –
On Thursday, July 23, I will join representatives from Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) to host a Disability and Aging Resource Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall, 99 Clarion Road, Johnsonburg.

A wide variety of service providers from across the state will be on hand for this event, which is a great opportunity for senior citizens and their families, as well as members of our community living with disabilities, to check out all that is available to them. My staff and I, along with members of LIFT, are looking forward to the opportunity to spend time with the people in our area.

LIFT was established in 1987 by people with disabilities for people with disabilities and is dedicated to the empowerment and independence of all disabled people. The group offers assistance in all aspects of their lives through programs such as the Assistive Technology Initiative, Nursing Home Transition Program, Re-Used Equipment Program, Temporary Ramp Loan Program and Independent living Skills.

LIFT is located in St. Marys and serves Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties, with all of their services being provided free of charge.

Various types of health screenings will also be performed during the expo. Admission is free and lunch will be served.

 
Background Check Clarifications Now Law -
Clarifications to the state’s new law regarding background clearances for employees and volunteers who have direct and routine contact with children are now law. These clarifications are intended to make our law more practical and user-friendly.

House Bill 1276 was signed into law earlier this month to update Act 153 of 2014, the law that created additional background check requirements for both employees and volunteers who are directly involved with children. The changes take effect immediately.

Under the new law, volunteers will only be required to obtain the clearances if they have “direct volunteer contact,” meaning that they have care, supervision, guidance or control and routine interaction with children. Also, all employees and adult volunteers subject to the background check clearances will be required to recertify their clearances every five years, instead of every three years.

The measure also makes a number of clarifications with respect to the cost, portability and recertification of the two main clearances – the Department of Human Services child abuse clearance and the state police criminal background check. The two $10 fees are waived for volunteers and are reduced to $8 each for employees.

Additionally, the deadline for new volunteers to obtain their clearances has been moved from July 1 to Aug. 25. All other deadlines remain the same: Dec. 31, 2015, for existing employees; and July 1, 2016, for existing volunteers. New prospective employees must obtain them before starting employment.

More information about Act 153 and the other new laws resulting from the child protection package are available by clicking here.
  

 
Attention hunters-
Applications for antlerless deer licenses may now be filed by Pennsylvania residents. Out-of-state residents may apply for licenses beginning Monday, July 27.

Please click here to see how many licenses remain in the allotment for each individual wildlife management unit.

I hope to see you….
at this Saturday’s Ridgway Fire Department Annual Firemen's Parade, which begins at 2 p.m. from the Motion Control parking lot on Gillis Avenue.

The Wonderful World Of Bats!

Here at the Galeton Public Library on Monday July 20th at 4:00pm.

The Wonderful World Of Bats! - introduces audiences to the exotic world of
bats, and how vital they are for maintaining a healthy environment (did you
know that a Little Brown Bat eats up to 1000 mosquitoes in one night?). Via
interactive dialogue and slides, children move beyond old stereotypes, to
an understanding of the importance of bats for farmers, fruit growers, the
rain forest, and us. 


See vivid photos of tropical fruit bats, the vampire
bat, and some of our local bats. We will learn about bats in our attics,
vampire bats, bat eyesight, echolocation, migration and hibernation. Eyes
light up at such phenomenal creatures as Townsend’s Big Eared Bat, and the
Pallid Bat. We will also listen to bat echolocation calls that are slowed
down through a bat detector.
 

Children will create bat tee shirts, same process and charge as the
butterfly shirts above (shirts available for $4.00, or bring your own).
 

Ages: 5 years and older.
Length: 50-60 minutes.

David Andrew Jones, 56, of Bradford, PA

David Andrew Jones
David Andrew Jones, 56, of Bradford, PA, passed away, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at his residence.

Born July 18, 1958 in St. Marys, he was a son of the late George and Patricia (Lion) Jones.

On January 17, 1976, in Waterloo, NY, he married Kathleen (Greer) Jones who survives.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education, with a specialty in Physical Education, Driver Education and Health, from Slippery Rock University in 1982. He received his Masters of Education Administration from St. Bonaventure University.

He served in many capacities with the Bradford Area School District since 1982. He taught Physical Education, Safety Education, Driver Education and Health and was an assistant principal at Bradford Area High School. He retired on July 1, 2014 as the principal at George G. Blaisdell Elementary School. He loved all the students and always reminded them to do their best.

He coached football, wrestling, where he was awarded PIAA Coach of the Year, girls’ golf and Little League baseball.

He enjoyed playing golf, hunting and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons David Andrew (Martha) Jones, Jr., of Edinboro and Brian Steven Jones, of Bradford; three granddaughters, Jennie Kathleen Jones, Grace Elizabeth Jones and Kerri Nicole Jones, all of Edinboro; one brother, George M. Jones, Jr., of Emporium; one sister, Tracy L. (Paul Hlywa) Jones, of Seneca Falls, NY; one aunt, Joan (the late Gordon) Klinestiver of Emporium and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Steven Jones, and grandparents Laura and Larry Lion and Aloysa and Julius Jones.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials if desired may be made to Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems, 800 East Main St., Bradford, PA 16701 or the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium PA 15834, or a charity of the donor's choice.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Eldred Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash On Loop Road

At 4:40 PM on Friday, Eldred Township Fire Department was dispatched for traffic control on the Loop Road at the sharp curve for a one vehicle accident with no injuries.

Route 44 Bridge Replacement & Intersection Realignment In Coneville To Start Monday

2 Year Route 44 Bridge Job to Start Monday in Hebron Township village of Coneville

Shinglehouse, PA – Work to replace a bridge in western Potter County will get underway Monday, July 20, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The Route 44 bridge in the village of Coneville will be replaced with a new single-span, pre-stressed, concrete structure. 

Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Potter County’s structurally deficient list.

The new bridge will be built upstream, near the existing structure, as part of a new alignment for Route 44. An improved intersection of Route 44 and Route 244 is also part of the project.

Preliminary work including clearing and grubbing will be the first activities on the job. As construction activity starts up and continues, drivers should be alert for flaggers in the roadway during daylight hours. Short travel delays should be anticipated.

The current 57-foot bridge was originally built in 1926 and carries an average of almost 1,500 vehicles daily. It spans the south branch of Oswayo Creek in Coneville,

Overall work will include replacement of the bridge, guide rail updates, paving, pavement markings, and miscellaneous items. The two-year project has a completion date of mid-July, 2016. During 2016 work, expected to start in the spring, temporary signals will enforce construction zone traffic patterns.

Dolomite Products Company, Inc., doing business as A.L. Blades of Hornell, New York, is the contractor on this $2.1 million project

Roberta H. Corcoran of North Franklin Street, Wellsville, NY

Roberta H. Corcoran

Wellsville, NY - Roberta H. Corcoran of North Franklin Street passed away on March 1, 2015 at the Highland Health Care Center in Wellsville. She was born on June 30, 1931 in El Paso, Texas to Robert and Mildred Bartlett.

Roberta graduated from Wellsville High School in 1948. She worked for W.T. Grant in Wellsville as the head of their credit department. 

She later retired in 1993 from the Department of Motor Vehicles in Belmont as the Supervisor after over 20 years of service. 

Roberta was a founding member of the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. She was a dedicated member who would also do the blood runs to Hornell when there was a need after an accident. 

She was a member of the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary who made and sold jams and jellies at the annual Country Fair and continued to support the Hospital thru her Relay for Life team named Grannie’s Gang. 

Roberta’s passion was writing and was a founding member of the Creative Writers of the Southern Tier. She wrote poetry, plays and personal narrative essays.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Roberta (Joseph) Corcoran Andrasik of Fredonia and Kathleen Corcoran of Everett, Washington; a son James Corcoran of Wellsville; 3 brothers, Richard Bartlett of Wellsville, Ronald (Lori) Bartlett of North Carolina and Raymond (Shirley) Bartlett of Ontario, Canada; 2 sisters, Mildred Hannigan of Wellsville and Barbara Weatherell of Friendship; several nieces and nephews.

Roberta was predeceased by a son Edward Corcoran; a daughter Teresa Decker and a brother, Roger Bartlett.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

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The Potter County 4-H Qualifier Horse Show

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The Potter County 4-H Qualifier Horse Show was held July 11, 2015 at Potter County Fairgrounds in Millport, PA. Kristin Haas from Dushore, PA judged the show. Ten members of Silver Bits 4-H Horse and Pony Club qualified for the 2015 North Central District VIII 4-H Horse Show to be held on August 29th and 30th at Clearfield County fairgrounds.

Sabrina Williams, daughter of Tom and Patsy Williams of Genesee qualified her AQHA horse, “Huntin Four Kisses” in Western Grooming and Showmanship Senior Division, Open Trail Horses (Sr. Rider) and Western Horsemanship Sr. Division. Sabrina qualified her Miniature horse, Stone Ridge Yellow Brick Road in Miniature Horse Driving Senior Driver and Miniature Horse In Hand Trail Sr. Exhibitor.

Noell Nichols, daughter of Greg and Lori Andruchowsky and the late Ronnie Nichols of Ulysses qualified her AQHA mare, “Docs Daffodil” in Western Grooming and Showmanship Senior Division, Western Pleasure Ponies (over 13hands but not over 14.2 Hands), Western Horsemanship Sr. Division. Noell qualified her Miniature horse, “Stone Ridge Dust Me with Diamonds” in Miniature Horse Driving Senior Driver and Miniature Horse In Hand Trail Sr. Exhibitor.

Kourtnee Kosa, daughter of Joel and Darla Kosa of Ulysses qualified her AQHA gelding “Zips Fire N Ice” in Western Grooming and Showmanship Senior Division, Western Pleasure Ponies (over 13hands but not over 14.2 Hands), Western Horsemanship Sr. Division and Open Trail Ponies (14.2 Hands and under). Kourtnee qualified her Miniature donkey, “EDKO’S Marilyn Monroe” in Miniature Horse Driving Senior Driver and Miniature Horse In Hand Trail Sr. Exhibitor.

Sylvia Rutkowski, daughter of Michelle Rutkowski and Hank Hood of Wildwood, NJ qualified her AQHA mare, “Huntin For Paradise” in Western Grooming and Showmanship Junior division, Western Pleasure Horses Junior Rider, Open Trail Horses Junior Rider and Western Horsemanship Junior Division. Sylvia qualified her miniature horse, “Starlakes My Oh My” in Miniature Horse Driving Junior Driver and Miniature Horse In Hand Trail JR. Exhibitor.

Abigail Anderson, daughter of John and Keri Anderson of Coudersport qualified her Thoroughbred gelding, “Shoeless Joe” in English Grooming and Showmanship, Intermediate, Classic Hunter Under Saddle Junior Rider, Hunter Hack Horses, and Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat Intermediate Division.

Aubrey Anderson, daughter of John and Keri Anderson of Coudersport qualified her AQHA gelding, “Zippos Looking Lucky” in Western Grooming and Showmanship Junior Division, Beginner Western Pleasure and Beginner Western Horsemanship.

Makiyah Abrams daughter of Dyema Bazemore of Philadelphia qualified her AQPA pony mare, “Stone Ridge Serendipity” in English Grooming and Showmanship Junior Division, Beginner English Pleasure and Beginner English Equitation. Makiyah qualified her miniature horse, “Stone Ridge Blue Eyed Boyfriend” in Miniature Horse Driving Junior Driver and Miniature Horse In Hand Trail JR. Exhibitor.

Reagan Slawson, daughter of Jeff and Jaime Slawson of Genesee qualified her Welsh pony, “Donnybrook Signal Honor” in Western Grooming and Showmanship Junior division, Western Pleasure Ponies (13 hands and under) and Western Horsemanship Junior Division. Reagan qualified her miniature horse, “Raders Irsul The Third” in Miniature Horse Driving Junior Driver and Miniature Horse In Hand Trail JR. Exhibitor.

Kimberly Andruchowsky, daughter of Greg and Lori Andruchowsky of Ulysses qualified her AQHA mare, “Docs Daffodil” in Beginner Western Pleasure, Beginner Western Horsemanship and Beginner Trail.

Delena Howell, daughter of Arina Smith of Ulysses qualified her paint gelding, “Dakota” in English Grooming and Showmanship Senior Division, Beginner English Pleasure and Beginner English Equitation.


Hit & Run Driver Charged By Bradford Police

City Police have charged James Jackman III with several traffic related charges after he was involved in a hit and run on Main Street last evening. 

A motorcycle operator had slowed for pedestrians in the crosswalk when Jackman III struck the motorcycle from behind causing the motorcycle operator to fall. The operator was taking to BRMC for treatment. 

Jackman III was arraigned on the charges and released on bond.

Coudersport Dispatched For Victim Of ATV Crash On Peet Brook Road

At 1:43 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Peet Brook Road in Allegany Township, about 2 1/2 miles from Route 49 for a victim of an ATV accident. Caller reports ATV rolled on top of male victim.

At 2:03 PM--Coudersport fire Dept. engine to set up landing zone for Life Net 7-7 helicopter.

VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH 7/15/15

by MizMonica Thomas
VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH 7/15/15 

Some of the most interesting things happen in your own backyard. 

I attended a Synchronous Firefly Walk near Red House Lake in the Allegany State Forest Friday night, June 10, 2015. About 11:00 p.m. over a 100 adults and children gathered with anticipation as these little guys were having quite a time flashing in unison their one to two inch blue bursts of light, in the still of dark shaded forest. 

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was once thought to be the only place where you can see synchronous fireflies in North America. But in 2012, a colony of these fireflies were found here in our own backyard. It is Pennsylvania’s only national forest—one that’s being heavily logged and cleared for gas drilling. The species found here is also P. carolinus, one of approximately fifteen found in the area. It was an interesting display, its amazing how nature responds to mans destruction. 

This week starting on Thursday, August 16 and for the next year construction will begin on the bridge and realignment project in Coneville, Pa. AL Blades is the contractor, expect delays and allow extra time if you have appointments in Coudersport, they also are doing a bridge project in Clara, so much for taking the back way in. 

At the school a Robotics Workshop will be in room 180 from 9:00 am-1:00 p.m. on Monday July 20, 2015. They're back....The Basketball Courts! I've seen several media posts by local students GAMES ON at the courts and the reviews are awesome! Great job Wayne Paving, the Norton Grant, our School Board and Maintenance Staff from the school. 

Turnout For Tunes on Tuesday at Assembled Park Tuesday, July 21, from 6:00 p.m. -8:00p.m. Sounds of the 50s and 60s will be provided by the Larry Lewicki Band. Meatball sandwiches, beverages and chips ($1 each). Bring your lawn chairs/blankets. Donations accepted to help with the expenses.... 

At the Library Stitch Together meets on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. Young Adult Summer Reading and Writing Monday's at 1:00 p.m. Youth K-5 Summer Reading Programs Wednesday, July 15 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., each Wednesday through July 22, 2015. The Adult Summer Reading Program meets Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. The Valley Writer's Guild will be meeting in the basement at 6:00 p.m. They are delving into Poetry. Check out their upcoming Writer's Retreat. The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club will be meeting Friday June 17 at 1:30 p.m. They are reading "The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Friday's are Flea Market Day in front lawn. 

Men's Prayer group meets Saturday July 18, 2015 at 8:00a.m. for Breakfast at Spraugue's contact Pastor Horning for more information at the First Baptist Church 697-6556. 

Oswayo Valley Historical Society will meet at the Saturday, July 18 for a Work Bee at the Historical Museum in Millport. From 9:00 a.m. 'till done. Bring a lunch. 

The Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Departments Fireworks were Friday Night. Thank you Shinglehouse Fire Department and Ambulance it was a great show and you to Mother Nature for not raining on us. 

At the Oswayo Valley Senior Center Monday July 20 they will be serving meatball Sub with Cheese and Becky Malone, RN will be doing Blood Pressure Checks and the Walking Club, Tuesday July 21, Roast Pork and mashed potatoes. Cards with Nickkie and the Golden Girl Quilters are tying off several quilts in the basement if you would like to learn that morning also. Wednesday, July 22, Roasted Turkey Breast and they will be playing BINGO. 

So drop in and set a spell on the porch with me, Alba and 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.

Potter County Fair Queen Contestants


There are three young ladies vying for the title of Potter County Fair Queen, Hannah Seeley, Heather Greene, and Noell Nichols. Sabrina Williams, the current Fair Queen, will crown her successor on Thursday, July 30, at 8 pm at the fair.

Hannah Seely is the 17 year old daughter of Jamie Seeley and Phil Seeley. She attends Austin Area School where she has participated in cheerleading, student council, softball and was on the prom committee. Hannah plans to attend college after high school graduation to become a trauma surgeon.

Heather Greene is a recent graduate of Hebron Center Christian School and plans to attend Miracle Mountain Ranch School of Discipline this fall for equine dentistry, camp ministries and Biblical counseling. She is a member of the Show Stoppers 4-H Club, and is very active in her church and family's Christian Camp.

Noell Nicholls will be a senior this fall at Northern Potter High School where she is active in her FFA program. Noell is a member of Silver Bits 4-H club where she has shown horses and swine. She is the daughter of Lori Andruchowsky and the late Ronald Nichols. Noell would like to attend Penn State for animal science and then go on to become a large animal veterinarian.

State Police Announce Sergeant Promotions


Harrisburg – Sixteen members of the Pennsylvania State police have been promoted to the rank of sergeant, Acting Commissioner Marcus L. Brown announced. Among those promoted are

• Robert T. Finch, of Oil City, Venango County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop E, Warren. He was previously assigned to Troop E, Franklin. Sergeant Finch enlisted in the state police in 1993 and was promoted to corporal in 2010.

• Lucas R. Rankin, of Bellefonte, Centre County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop G, Rockview. He was previously assigned to Troop G, Holidaysburg. Sergeant Rankin enlisted in the state police in 2002 and was promoted to corporal in 2012.

• Gregory J. Raybuck, of Brockway, Jefferson County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop C, Punxsutawney. He was previously assigned to Troop C, Dubois. Sergeant Raybuck enlisted in the state police in 2001 and was promoted to corporal in 2011.

• Eric C. Simko, of Clarion, Clarion County, was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Troop C, Punxsutawney. He was previously assigned to the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards. Sergeant Simko enlisted in the state police in 1998 and was promoted to corporal in 2009.

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.

New Traffic Pattern on Route 6 Next Week in Bradford County

Montoursville – As work continues on Route 6 under the Route 220 overpass in North Towanda Township, Bradford County, motorists are advised of a traffic pattern change that will take effect Monday, July 20.

Route 6 traffic will be shifted from its current location in the eastbound lane and shoulder to the westbound lane and shoulder. Also, the ramp from Route 6 to Route 220 north and the ramp from Route 220 south to Route 6 will be open.

The Route 220 north off ramp to Route 6 will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to the Route 2036 (Patterson Boulevard) exit.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

Update for Route 220/Auction Road Project, Week of July 20 Setting of Bridge Beams on Fairground Road delayed

Lock Haven, PA – Phase Two of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Route 220/Auction Road project in Lamar Township is continuing with the goal to provide smoother, more efficient travel through the area and provide increased sight distance. Setting of bridge beams was to have occurred this week but that activity has been delayed. PennDOT issues the following project update for the week of July 20.

• The contractor will continue construction of the single span bridge for Route 220 that will span Route 2008 (Fairground Road). PennDOT now expects that bridge beams will be set late during the week of July 20 or during the week of July 27. Significant travel delays should be expected on Route 2008 between Route 220 and the fairground entrance.
• Drainage installation and roadway grading will continue.
• A 14-foot width restriction on Route 220 northbound and southbound remains in effect until late 2015.
• Motorists are advised to watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone.
• Motorists are reminded to use caution when traveling through work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.
• All work is weather dependent.

Phase Two features the construction of the bridge and ramps on the western side of Route 220, adjacent to the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Overall work includes excavation, concrete piping, paving, sign structures, inlets, light poles, guide rail, and miscellaneous items. The contractor for the $12.4 million Phase Two project is HRI, Inc. of State College.

I-80 Micro-Surfacing in Columbia and Montour Counties Begins Week of July 20

Montoursville, PA – A micro-surfacing project on Interstate 80 westbound in Columbia and Montour counties is set to begin the week of July 20. The prime contractor on this $340,000 project is Suit-Kote Corporation.

The first section is a 1.3 mile stretch in Montour County between the Danville exit and Limestone exit. This portion is expected to be completed approximately July 22. Once completed, work will begin in Columbia County between the rest area and the Berwick/Lime Ridge Exit. This work is expected to be completed the week of July 27, weather permitting.

Two bridge decks in the Columbia County section will receive epoxy based surface treatment at a later date.

During the project, traffic will be restricted to one lane in the westbound direction using cones and signs with alternating lane closures. Motorists should be alert and on the lookout for slow moving or stopped vehicles.

Conventional Oil Drillers Cited For Pollution Issues

PA Permit Violation Issued to Snyder Bros Inc in Sheffield Twp, Warren County 

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-07-13 to Snyder Bros Inc in Sheffield Twp, Warren county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.

Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Coastal Petro Corp in Corydon Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-07-14 to Coastal Petro Corp in Corydon Twp, McKean county. CSL 401 - PROHIBITION AGAINST OTHER POLLUTIONS - Discharged substance of any kind or character resulting in pollution of Waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-07-17 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2624 32H 51504 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-07-17 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2624 25H 51436 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Durell R. HOUGHTALING, 76, of Potter Brook Road, Sabinsville, PA

Durell R. HOUGHTALING, 76, of Potter Brook Road, Sabinsville, PA, died Friday, July 17, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

 Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Clara Road Bridge Replacement To Start Monday In Potter County

Potter County Bridge Job to Start this Month
Detour will be in place July 27

Shinglehouse, PA –The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will begin a Potter County bridge replacement job on July 20. On Monday, crews will begin setting signs for the project, which will feature a detour starting July 27. The bridge is located on Clara Road, about two miles west of the village of Coneville in Clara Township. It is currently weight limit posted at 34 ton for single vehicles and 40 ton for combination vehicles. Replacing the bridge will remove the weight postings and allow PennDOT to remove the bridge from Potter County’s structurally deficient list.

Once the detour is in place, drivers will be directed to follow Route 44 and T-335 (Back Road). The detour is approximately three miles in length. The detour will remain in place through the completion of the project, which is expected no later than November 6.

The 50-foot bridge spans Clara Creek on T-531 (Clara Road). It was built in 1943 and carries an average of 150 vehicles each day. The existing single span steel bridge will be replaced with a single span concrete box beam structure. Work will also include approach work and paving.

Dolomite Products Company Inc. is the contractor on this $800,000 project. Should work progress allow, PennDOT will re-open the bridge and lift the detour prior to the November 6 completion date.

PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in construction zones, follow detour signing, and always buckle up.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 770 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.

Roger Bickleman, Clara Township Road Master, has left a new comment on your post "Clara Road Bridge Replacement To Start Monday In P...":

The Township Supervisors expressed their concerns to PADOT for using the Back road to Clara for a detour. The road is narrow with several blind corners and driveways. It also has a 10 ton weight limit. Our concerns fell on deaf ears but we were assured by PA DOT officials that the maintenance for this road will be the responsibility of the contractor and it will me maintained on a daily basis. This includes dust control as well as grading etc. A list of phone numbers and e-mail addresses will be posted at the Township voting building in Millport. 

Guardian Home Care Specialties Seeking Staff In Potter & Elk Counties

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Roulette Ambulance To Cow Hollow

At 10:45 AM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Cow Hollow Road for a medical emergency.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer

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Honoring PFC Roger Downey


Last Sunday, the community gathered to dedicate the Route 49 bridge over the Cowanesque River in Harrison Township, Potter County, as the Private First Class Roger P. Downey Memorial Bridge. PFC Downey joined the United States Army in 1944, at just 18 years of age. In January 1945, he and his unit were sent to reinforce and relieve units engaged in the famous Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. He was killed in action in Germany on March 9, 1945.


Pictured left to right in front of the sign recognizing PFC Downey is my son, Matthew; PFC Downey's sister-in-law, Sharon Downey; PFC Downey’s sister, Doris Downey Kelly; Chuck Dillon of Sen. Joe Scarnati’s office; and Berwyn Calcote, Commander, Ulysses American Legion Post 963.

More photos of the event are available at my Facebook page
 

An Update on the PA Budget

Nearly three weeks into the new fiscal year, there is still no state budget agreement in Harrisburg. The governor is continuing to insist on his $5 billion increase in taxes for people across Pennsylvania, even though there is virtually no support in the Legislature to do so.

In particular, the governor’s tax proposals would raise and greatly expand the Commonwealth’s sales tax to include hundreds of new items, such as day care services for kids, nursing home care and in-home care services for seniors, text books and room and board for college students and much, much more.

In addition, the Personal Income Tax would also go up by 20 percent, putting an even greater burden on Pennsylvania families, as well as small businesses. In return, the governor has proposed a property tax plan that would cause taxpayers in more than 80 percent of Pennsylvania’s school districts to pay more in new taxes than they would ever see in “relief.”

The governor chose to veto the entire state budget back on June 30, even though more than 60 percent of the line items in the budget were funded at the same or even greater levels than he proposed back in March.

He has also accused the General Assembly of failing to fund our schools, even though the budget includes the highest amount of state funding ever for K-12 education.

The $30.18 billion budget passed by the House and Senate was a responsible plan that increased funding for our schools and other key services without increasing the tax burden on Pennsylvania families. I am hopeful the governor will soon move away from his unrealistic tax plan so that all sides can begin to work toward a compromise.

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You’re Invited: 13th Annual Senior Citizens Expo


Area senior citizens and their family members and caregivers are invited to the 13th Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Aug. 7, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Sports and Fitness Building gymnasium.

State, county and local vendors will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions. Information about health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing and personal safety will be available. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

Additional expos are scheduled on Friday, Oct. 9, at the Roulette Fire Hall, and on Friday, Oct. 23, at the Kane Community Center.

For more information about the senior expos, contact my office at (814) 362-4400 or visit RepCauser.com.
 

Background Check Clarifications Now Law

 
Clarifications to the state’s new law regarding background clearances for employees and volunteers who have direct and routine contact with children are now law.

Under the new law, volunteers must obtain the clearances if they have direct volunteer contact, meaning that they have care, supervision, guidance or control AND routine interaction with children. Also, all employees and adult volunteers subject to the background check clearances will be required to recertify all of those clearances every five years, instead of every three years.

The measure also makes a number of clarifications with respect to the cost, portability and recertification of the two main clearances – the Department of Human Services child abuse clearance and the state police criminal background check. The two $10 fees are waived for volunteers and are reduced to $8 each for employees.

Additionally, the deadline for new volunteers to obtain their clearances has been moved from July 1 to Aug. 25. All other deadlines remain the same: Dec. 31, 2015, for existing employees; and July 1, 2016, for existing volunteers. New prospective employees must obtain them before starting employment.

More information about Act 153 and the other new laws resulting from the child protection package are available at KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov.