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Eleni Interiors, Olean, NY

Eleni  Interiors, Olean, NY

Really Rural Real Estate

Stoltz of Coudersport

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

Howard's Inc.

Do You Know: You can buy this marquee ad on Solomon's words for the wise for your business or event for only $10. per day! It's just one of the low cost advertising options available. Your ad is viewed 30,000 to 50,000 times every day. Email us for information on other ad locations.

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.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sweden Township Chief & Drug Dog Assist In Drug Busts In Shinglehouse & Ulysses

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweden-Township-Police-Department/153514638032448

Cameron County Chamber Bar B Que Competiton Winners

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10156206891770354&id=320556355353

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 South

At 8:34 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 44 South for a medical emergency.

Mt. Jewett Dispatched For Gas Leak

At 8:29 PM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire Department has been dispatched to the area of 1560 Lindholm Road for a report of a natural gas leak at a well pad.

Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 7:44 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Cole Manor for a medical emergency.

Recalls

09/25/2015 10:15 PM EDT
Truco Enterprises is recalling select packages of 18 oz. On The Border Café Style Tortilla Chips after notification from a supplier that select product may have been exposed to a milk-containing ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
09/25/2015 09:26 PM EDT
Western Milling announced today that it has voluntarily recalled 50 lb bags of Western Blend horse feed, LOT 5251, manufactured on September 8, 2015. This voluntary recall was initiated by Western Milling after it learned that an ingredient in the feed in question may contain monensin, an ionophore.
09/25/2015 10:48 PM EDT
TF Supplements of Houston, TX, is voluntarily recalling the following product to the consumer level: RHINO 7 packaged in a bottle containing six (6) capsules WITH LOT# K824B719-P and in a single (1) count capsule hang card with LOT# SU-5102617*RP at the consumer level. Lot numbers are on the back top right of the (1) count and on the side of the (6) count bottle. FDA analysis found these products to contain undeclared desmethyl carbondenafil and dapoxetine. Desmethyl carbondenafil is a phosphodiesterase PDE-5 inhibitor which is a class of drugs used to treat male erectile dysfunction, making these products unapproved new drugs. Dapoxetine is an active ingredient not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Galeton Dispatched For ATV Accident

At 6:18 PM on Saturday, Galeton has been dispatched to Pine Creek Inn in Pike Township for an ATV accident.

COUNTRY JAMBOREE

Shown is Major McCain, one of the singers. He founded the band.
Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. join the Country Jamboree for a night at the Grand Ole Opry at the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The show features a trio of singers and a five-piece band known as the Saddle Up All Stars singing and performing country classics. Shown is Major McCain, one of the singers. He founded the band.

Among the country classics the audience will hear are "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Lovesick Blues" by Hank Williams and Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee." Admission is $20 for adults with special pricing for children and seniors. For more information or tickets, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit deanecenter.com.

Pope Francis Arrives At Independence Hall In Philly

https://www.facebook.com/6abc.ActionNews

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-09-21 00:00:00 to ATLAS RESOURCES LLC for site STUBLER PAD B 4H in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-09-21 00:00:00 to ATLAS RESOURCES LLC for site STUBLER PAD B 3H in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-09-21 00:00:00 to ATLAS RESOURCES LLC for site STUBLER PAD B 2H in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Hamilton Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-09-21 00:00:00 to TALISMAN ENERGY USA INC for site OLSON 02 101 08 K 8H in Hamilton Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

We're painting and working at Mitchell Park today!

https://www.facebook.com/CoudyRotary

JKLM ENERGY PROJECT UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 26

No Isopropanol Present in Sixteen Additional Water Wells Near Drilling Location

WEXFORD, Pa. (Sept. 26) – JKLM Energy, LLC issued the following update to the public regarding the company’s continuing response to the release of drilling chemicals at its Sweden Township, Potter County wellpad. These updates and related information are available at a project-specific website:


As of September 25, 2015 JKLM Energy, LLC received an additional 16 lab results from water sources near the Reese Hollow 118 wellpad. Isopropanol, the chemical of principal concern in regard to the release from the drill site, was not detected in any of the 16 samples. A total of 23 lab results have been received to date, all testing below state Act 2 levels for isopropanol. 

JKLM has added methylene blue activated substances (MBAS) to its list of sampling parameters to determine if other components of the surfactant and foaming agent are present in water wells and springs. Lab results for five wells that presented foamy characteristics were sampled for MBAS, along with isopropanol. 

 Isopropanol was not detected in four of those samples, and was present in the fifth at 15 parts per million, which is at Pennsylvania’s Act 2 standard for aquifers serving residential uses. 

All five wells tested above recommended levels for MBAS, which was expected, given the presence of foam in the water.
MBAS detects anionic surfactants and is a non-health based secondary drinking water standard under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations, primarily in reference to the aesthetics of drinking water. 

The company has provided temporary potable water and will continue to install replacement water supplies at the landowners’ convenience. As the surfactant continues to disperse and degrade, and microbial degradation occurs in the aquifer, the company anticipates MBAS will fall below the recommended levels. 

JKLM is continuing to work closely with local officials as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to limit the release’s impact to the community and restore the local water aquifer to pre-drilling quality. 

Local residents with questions may contact Dean Boorum, JKLM's community liaison, at (814) 598-3960 with questions.
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About JKLM Energy, LLC: JKLM is a privately held oil and gas producer headquartered in Wexford, Pa. The company is conducting operations at locations in Potter County.

Ridgway Industrial Development Corp. Announces New Multi-Tenant Building

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ridgway-Elk-County-Chamber-Of-Commerce/146225898842778?fref=nf

Coudersport Ambulance To West Fourth Street

At 1:54 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to West 4th Street for a medical emergency.

PSP deploys to Philadelphia as part of the #PopeInPhilly security detail


PSP deploys to Philadelphia as part of the #PopeInPhilly security detail.
Posted by PA State Police on Saturday, September 26, 2015

Coudersport Water Pollution Video


Emergency meeting about Potter County's contaminated aquifer and water wells
Posted by Save Our Streams Pa on Friday, September 25, 2015

Cameron Bar B Que

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cameron-County-Chamber-of-Commerce-Artisan-Center/320556355353

Serenity Glass Park is now an award winning project!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-Allegany-Main-Street/471356386236774?fref=nf

Pamela & Roy Hunt Lost Everything In Ulysses Fire Friday

Christina Morgan
Asking for prayer for my sister Pamela Rausch Hunt and Roy Hunt as they lost everything in a house fire today. Thank you to all those who have already offered help and prayer and those still working on the fire.

Huge Estate Sale Saturday & Sunday In Coudersport, PA

http://carnabyestatesales.blogspot.com/p/sept_20.html

RN's, LPN'S & CNA'S Needed In Bradford, Mt. Jewett, Roulette, St. Marys, Force, & Wellsboro.

www.psahealthcare.com

I U #9 Positions Available

scarson@iu9.org

Join Us At The Pumpkin Patch This Weekend For Fun Times For The Whole Family

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support In McKean & Potter Counties

sagewoodcounseling@hotmail.com

5 Absolute Auctions In Coudersport, PA on October 10; Preview Sept. 27th

gleason


Jeff Gleason Auction

Mental Health Therapist Positions In McKean & Potter Counties

Galeton Annual Fall Festival Saturday, September 26th. Admission Is FREE!!

Austin Alumni Reunion Sept. 26, 2015 At Austin VFW

Part Time Personal Care Aides Needed For All Shifts At Lakeview Senior Care In Smethport

Aaronsburg Driver Suffers Minor Injuries In Wykoff Run Road Crash



Holes Cut In Vehicle's Brake Reservoir


Kane Man Unhurt As Vehicle Rolls Over Twice


Rt. 46 Woman Had Back Window Damaged


2 Coiudersport Men Unhurt When Vehicle Rolls Upside Down In Pond In Wharton


Three Galetoin Teens Cited For Disorderly Conduct Over Loud Noise


Galeton Boro Man Facing Charges Pending Lab Reports


St. Marys Man Arrested For Driving Under Suspicion


Girl Who Brought Pocket Knife, A Lighter and Handcuffs To School Charged With Possession


Friday, September 25, 2015

Port Allegany Elementary School Reading Flash Mob Fills The Square Friday

https://www.facebook.com/PortAlleganySD/posts/516820638494749

Brockway Ambulance & Crew Assisting With EMS At Pope's Visit In Philly

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brockway-Area-Ambulance-Inc/220336021337138?fref=nf
Brockway Ambulance crew going to Philly for Papal Festivities.  Kyle Zents, Rob Bilquist, Austin Steele, Corey Johnson. 

Eldred Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Rt. 446

At 10:35 PM on Friday, Eldred Township Fire Rescue, Eldred Boro Ambulance & Olean 10 dispatched to a rollover crash on Route 446 near Slack Hollow Road. No entrapment.

ARG Resources Cited For Pollution At James City Well

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-09-22 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. 78.54 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids in a manner that prevents pollution of the waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-09-21 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2314 49H 51319 in Sergeant Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-09-21 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2314 153H 51507 in Sergeant Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-09-18 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2314 45H 51315 in Sergeant Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

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

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2015-09-18 00:00:00 at site COP WT 2314 44H 51314 in Sergeant Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

DuBois Responds To 3 Vehicle Crash

https://www.facebook.com/FourthWardHoseDVFD

Clymer Dispatched To House Fire At Hunt Residence In Ulysses

At 9:53 PM on Friday, Clymer Fire Dept. has been dispatched to send additional personnel to the structure fire at the Hunt residence on Water Street in Ulysses.

Car / Tree Crash In Olean This Morning

https://www.facebook.com/cityofoleanfiredepartment?fref=nf

O.R. Phase I Complete at Cole Memorial

In August 2014, Cole Memorial broke ground on a 4,533-square foot addition and renovation project for the surgical services department located on the hospital’s second floor. As scheduled, phase one was completed September 15 for two new operating rooms (O.R.), a larger six-bed post-anesthesia care unit (P.A.C.U.), a new preoperative patient holding area, storage and private family consult rooms. A new boiler plant and air cooling tower for the facility were added earlier this year.

“The surgical suite upgrades represent another way that Cole Memorial is committed to providing excellent care for our patients and the community,” said Cole Memorial’s Director of Surgical Services Karen McClelland. “The new efficient layout and additional space will improve patient satisfaction and privacy, as well as create a positive work environment for staff.”

Christan Caramia, MD, medical director of Invasive Services at Cole Memorial said, “The overall renovation project will make a difference for surgeons, staff and patients when done. Besides the emotional boost of practicing in a new, state-of-the-art environment, much effort was placed on the work-flow and patient flow, resulting in a more functional, efficient and spacious O.R. area. We now have three bigger operating rooms to allow for larger cases and the expansion of surgical services in the future. All this translates to better patient care.”

Phase two of the project includes renovation of the past O.R. suites including the endoscopy unit, interventional pain service area and the installation of new equipment. According to Karen McClelland, no interruptions in surgical care will occur and the entire project is expected to be done in February 2016.

“Among the best reasons for choosing Cole Memorial’s surgical department, is the recognition that, to complement our beautiful facility, we continue to build a culture that cares (about patients and the people we work with) and that team-based care matters,” added Dr. Caramia. “This balance will allow us to continue to deliver excellent patient care and be a rural health care success story for years to come.”

For almost 50 years, Cole Memorial has been a regional leader in providing high-quality and advanced inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. Their team of highly-skilled and experienced general surgeons and physicians specialize in surgeries for gastroenterology, obstetrics & gynecology, orthopedics, pain management, podiatry, ophthalmology, urology, and more.

For more information about surgical services at Cole Memorial, call 814-274-1259 or visit www.colememorial.org.

House Ag Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Race Horse Industry Reform

WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 352, sponsored by Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), legislation to reform the state’s race horse industry.

WHO: Causer, members of the committee and the following testifiers: Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding; Jim Simpson, chairman, Standardbred Breeders Association of Pennsylvania and president of Hanover Shoe Farms; Mark Stewart, counsel for Parx Racing; and Joe Tyrrell, regional vice president for government relations with Caesars Entertainment (Harrah’s Chester Downs).

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Room 60 East Wing, State Capitol, Harrisburg.

WEBSTREAMING: Will be available beginning at 1 p.m. at www.RepCauser.com. (Barring technical difficulties)

House Action for the Week of September 28, 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.

The Weekly Schedule

Shirley J. Saulter, 82, of Coudersport, PA

Shirley J. Saulter

Shirley J. Saulter, 82, of Coudersport, PA, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Cole Memorial Hospital.

Born in Sweden Township on August 27, 1933, she was the daughter of Laurence and Katie Davey Snyder. Shirley loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed.


Shirley attended North Eulalia Baptist Church and the Baptist Church of Andrews Settlement. 


She is survived by her husband, Clifton, and her children; Terry and Michael Saulter both of Coudersport, PA, Pam (Wayne) Wynick, Clearfield, PA ,and Laurie (John ) Crooks, Eldred, PA, daughter in-law, Rose Saulter, Salamanca, NY, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. 


 She was preceded in death by her parents, son; Bruce Saulter and siblings Dorothy Herbstritt, Donald Snyder, Lawrence Snyder Jr., Harold Snyder, Claude Snyder , Evelyn Crain, Lucille Snyder and Richard Snyder.

Shirley’s Life Celebration will be held Monday, September 28, 2015 at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home,” 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA 16915 with a receiving of friends from 12-1pm with funeral service to follow at 1pm, Rev. Michael Reeves officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery. 


Memorials may be made to charity of donors choice.

Bradford Firefighters Cooling A Hot One

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JKLM ENERGY, LLC TO PROVIDE DAILY UPDATES TO COMMUNITY ON PROJECT WEBSITE

No Isopropanol Present in Six of Seven
Initial Water Samples Closest to Drilling Location

WEXFORD, Pa (Sept.25) – JKLM Energy, LLC today announced plans to issue daily updates to the public regarding the release of drilling chemicals at its Sweden Township, Potter County wellpad. 

 These updates, along with previous press releases and related information, are now available at a project specific website, www.northhollowresponse.com.

As of September 24, 2015 JKLM Energy, LLC received lab results from seven water sources that had potential groundwater contamination. 

 These results included four of the five private water wells either nearby or with foamy characteristics for the presence of isopropanol, the chemical of principal concern in the incident, which was not detected in those four wells. The material was also not detected in samples collected from two springs located in the area of the investigation.

The private well with foamy conditions and closest to the drill site contained 15 ppm (parts per million) isopropanol, which is at Pennsylvania’s Act 2 standard for aquifers serving residential uses. These sampling results are consistent with the belief that the aquifer would continue to disperse and degrade the isopropanol as it is transported through the aquifer by means of normal water flow.

JKLM attended a Sept. 24 public meeting at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport to inform local officials and citizens about the release and to answer any questions and concerns that they had. 

 The company is continuing to test water wells and sources in the potentially affected area and will keep the public apprised of the general lab results as they are received. Due to privacy concerns, JKLM will not disclose property-specific water well results without the permission of the property owner. 

 The company also took water samples to test for potential concerns at the Hershey Pond, located just off of Route 6 east of Coudersport. 

 JKLM is continuing to work closely with local officials as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to limit the release’s impact to the community and restore the local water aquifer to pre-drilling quality.

Local residents with questions may contact Dean Boorum, JKLM's community liaison, at (814) 598-3960 with questions.
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About JKLM Energy, LLC: JKLM is a privately held oil and gas producer headquartered in Wexford, Pa. The company is conducting operations at locations in Potter County.

Roulette Ambulance To Port Allegany

At 4:50 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Chestnut Street for a person ill.

Graveside service for Gary Briggs, will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at North Bingham Cemetery


Genesee, PA - A graveside service for Gary Briggs, will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm at North Bingham Cemetery with Rev. Greg DeSalvator presiding. Gary died on Monday, March 9, 2015. To read the complete obituary or leave on condolences, please visitwww.embserfuneralhome.com.

Recalled

09/25/2015 10:24 AM EDT
Mr. Goodcents Franchise Systems, Inc. of De Soto, KS is voluntarily recalling Chocolate Chip Cookies because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Calperf Recalls Chicken Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Calperf operating under Creative Foods, a Santa Clara, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 216 pounds of chicken product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Ulysses Dispatched To House Fire On North Water Street

At 4:17 PM on Friday, Ulysses, Genesee, Harrison Township and Westfield have been dispatched to a house fire across from 419 North Water Street in Ulysses.Smoke is reported coming from the residence.

5:34 PM--Coudersport Send Tanker, Galeton Send Engine.


Ulysses Borough, Box 47-02, 400 Block of North Water Street, Structure Fire, Reported House, Smoke Showing. Department 47(Ulysses), Department 37(Genesse), Department 20(Harrison Valley), and Department 5(Westfield) Due.
*Update*
WORKING FIRE
Chief 47 establishing Command. Having PennElect to expedite to scene.
Ladder 5-9 to the scene.
Genesee Crews to assist in Fire Suppression with Ulysses Interior Crews.
Engine 37-1 hit the hydrant at the Methodist Church.
Route 49 to Water Street will be SHUT DOWN.
All units responding, come in off Main Street to Baker Street. All Manpower to stage in front of Engine 47-3.

UPDATED: Oil & Gas Drilling Impacts Public Drinking Water Supplies in Potter County

by Melissa Troutman, Executive Director, Public Herald
this story is part of an ongoing report and will be updated frequently

UPDATED 12:11pm (9/25/15): includes audio and video from meeting on 9/24/15 with JKLM and reports from DEP including their first response.

UPDATED 1:03pm (9/25/15): includes anonymous DEP Borough of Water Quality Source information, and confirms no official notification has been sent by DEP to the public.

UPDATED 3:00pm (9/25/15): response to JKLM claims in press release and description of Isopropanol use in fracking.

CORRECTION (9/25/15): the original report on September 24th stated Matt “Nuff” from DEP responded to a resident, but his name is Matt Nuss.



UPDATED ARTICLE INCLUDES VIDEO OF MEETING AT GUNZBURGER BLDG. ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON--CLICK LINK BELOW:

Shoreline Cleanup At East Branch Lake

https://www.facebook.com/EastBranchLakeUSACE

Liberty Dispatched To Bloss Mountian Road For A Rollover Crash

At 3:01 PM on Friday, Liberty Fire Dept. & Wellsboro ALS have been dispatched to a rollover accident on the Bloss Mountain Road near the intersection of Rt. 414. Reporting possibly 2 injuries and possible entrapment.
Morris & Blossburg ambulances also dispatched to this accident. Report 3 toddlers & 17 year old driver.

Headline Harrisburg

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Friday, September 25, 2015
The latest news from the State Capitol 

Approving Immediate Emergency Funding


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On Thursday, I joined the majority of my House colleagues in voting to support legislation that would send Pennsylvania’s human service providers and public schools much-needed emergency state funding retroactively from July 1 through Oct. 31. House Bill 224 and Senate Bills 1000 and 1001 have been sent to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for his signature.

By authorizing emergency funding, we are taking responsible action to pay our bills while negotiations on a final budget continue. Our support for this legislation provides funding for the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians who have been used as ‘leverage’ by Gov. Wolf and his allies who, until now, have insisted on creating a crisis by holding hostages in a cynical attempt to build support for an unnecessary $5 billion tax increase that Pennsylvanians cannot afford.

We call on the governor to approve this emergency funding legislation, which would immediately enable more than $11 billion that has already been collected from hard-working taxpayers to be sent to providers of essential services. Approval of this legislation would bring peace of mind to college students and their parents who are concerned about buying textbooks and making their fall semester tuition payments. A veto from Gov. Wolf, however, would not only harm those same students, it would also prevent domestic violence and rape crisis centers from keeping their doors open and providing critical services to those who need them most. A veto would also turn out the lights for providers of essential services to children and even cause some schools in our state to needlessly close down, harming the very students our governor claims to support.

Gov. Wolf has repeatedly said ‘simply saying no is not an option.’ We call on him to live by his own words. With negotiations on a full-year budget scheduled to continue, the governor is the only person standing between taxpayer dollars and the people and providers who need the immediate funding we have once again voted to provide.
 

Attention Sportsmen -
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its final quarterly meeting of the year this Monday and Tuesday at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, 15 Industrial Drive, DuBois.

On Monday, the board will convene at 8:30 a.m. to hear public comments, followed by Game Commission staff reports. Anyone interested in offering public testimony may register beginning at 7:45 a.m. on a first-come, first-to-speak basis. Public comment is limited to five minutes per speaker, and no PowerPoint presentations are permitted.

On Tuesday, the board will take up its prepared agenda, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

The agenda for the September meeting is available at the Game Commission’s website, www.pgc.state.pa.us. From the “Quick Clicks” box on the right side of the homepage, select “Meetings of the Board & Other Special Events” and click the link posted on the page that opens.
 

The new Kersey Run Bridge…..
on Route 555 in Weedville is open to traffic. Crews have been working since late April to replace the old bridge.
Overall work included new approaches, paving and guide rail updates. Although the bridge is open to traffic, project work will continue through early October.

Completion work will take place during daylight hours and flaggers may be present in the roadway to control traffic. 

PSUD Cross Country: Boddorf and Graham Grapple for Top Spots

MEDIA, PA - The Penn State DuBois Varsity Cross Country teams continue to impress as they climb within their conference. This past Saturday, the Nittany Lions competed at the Penn State Brandywine Invitational held outside of Philadelphia, PA at the Brandywine campus. Among the competitors were all of the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference runners, accompanied by several of the area's Division III squads.

Once again, Juliann Boddorf took first in the conference while her teammates showed dramatic improvement and climbed the ranks within the division. Stephanie Graham finished 2nd among the conference with Tamera Anthony in 9th and Carley Boice at 15th. With only one more race before the championship, each of these DuBois Lady Lions are on track to make the All-Conference team, an honor awarded to the top 14 women in the conference.

"All I can say is, things are going really great with the team. I couldn't be more pleased with the ladies and their work ethic." Coach Kyle Gordon commented.

The Nittany Lions will head to Wilkes Barre, PA for the Penn State Wilkes Barre Invitational this Saturday.

Capitol Update

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Friday, September 25, 2015 The latest news from the State Capitol

House OKs Emergency Funds…Will the Governor Agree?

With schools and human service agencies struggling due to the lack of a state budget, I joined the majority of my fellow lawmakers this week in voting to approve four months’ worth of emergency state funding.

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While it’s frustrating to all of us that we don’t have a full budget in place, the fact is the governor and the Legislature are still pretty far apart on what taxpayers can afford. Gov. Tom Wolf continues to push for nearly $5 billion in tax hikes this year, including increased income and sales taxes. The majority of lawmakers, on the other hand, support a more affordable budget that increases funding for things like education and public safety without increasing the burden on taxpayers.

Nearly three months into the fiscal year, our schools and human service agencies really can’t wait any longer to receive their state support. The emergency funding bills we passed this week would ensure they get the money they need to keep their doors open.

I strongly encourage the governor to do the right thing for students, families and human services consumers – as well as taxpayers as a whole – and sign this short-term budget.

Learn more here.
 

Remembering Heroes from Norwich Township

I was honored to participate in the dedication of a new veterans memorial at the baseball field in Crosby last weekend. The memorial was made possible by the hard work and dedication of Crosby American Legion Post 976, Norwich Township supervisors, Sons of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 72.

  

Daisley to be Honored During Bridge Dedication

Lt. William E. Daisley Jr., who lost his life during a military training exercise more than 20 years ago, will be honored next Saturday, Oct. 3, at a bridge dedication ceremony in Coudersport.

Under Act 29 of 2015, the bridge on Route T-325 over the Allegheny River has been designated the Lt. William E. Daisley Jr. Memorial Bridge. Daisley was an outstanding scholar, role model and athlete at Coudersport Area High School who graduated with high honors from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Please join me in honoring Lt. Daisley and his dedicated service to our country. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. next to the bridge.
  

Outreach Office Hours Set for Oct. 1

To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, Oct. 1:

 • Emporium Borough Office – 9-10 a.m.
 • Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.

As always, you are welcome to stop by my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor), Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1) or Kane (55 Fraley St.) Monday through Friday, or visit my website at RepCauser.com or my Facebook page at Facebook.com/RepCauser for the latest news from state government.
 

The Leaves Are Starting to Fall…

And that means it’s time for Coudersport’s annual Falling Leaves Festival! Stop by Main Street on Friday, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3, for a variety of activities, including sawmill demonstrations, chain saw carvings, fly tying demonstrations, historical walking tours, farmers’ market, car show, live music and more. Check out the full schedule of events here.

JKLM ENERGY, LLC STATEMENT ON WATER SAMPLING PROGRAM

No Isopropanol Present in Five of Six Initial Well Water Samples Closest to Drilling Location

WEXFORD, Pa. (Sept.25) – JKLM Energy, LLC today announced laboratory results from six water sources that had the potential for groundwater contamination. These results included four of five private water wells with foamy characteristics for the presence of isopropanol, the chemical of principal concern in the incident, which was not detected in those four wells. 

The material was also not detected in a sample collected from a spring located in the area of the investigation.

The private well with foam closest to the drill site contained 15 ppm (parts per million) of isopropanol, which is at the Act 2 standard for aquifers serving residential uses. This is consistent with the belief that the aquifer would continue to disperse and degrade the isopropanol as it is transported through the aquifer by means of normal water flow.

A claim made that two public water supplies have been “impacted” by this incident misrepresents facts and is spreading unnecessary concerns. JKLM is working closely with the Coudersport Borough Water System, the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and other entities to ensure their water supply is both safe and adequate. The company also continues to share all information about water sampling results with the borough, the hospital and other stakeholders.

A second claim, that the chemical involved in this incident is “typically used for fracking infiltrated shallow and subsurface groundwater aquifers” is also inaccurate. This natural gas well was not being hydraulically fractured, and these surfactants are commonly used when developing wells on compressed air during the early stages of drilling.

While the surfactant involved is used in certain stages of drilling natural gas wells, it is not on the list of materials approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for use at this point in the drilling process.

JKLM is reviewing the procedures that resulted in the use of the material and will provide that information to the DEP.

Water sampling is continuing at sources that have the potential to experience impacts. Those results will be shared with the community through a daily update provided by JKLM and posted on a project website, which will be available to the public shortly.

Dr. Daniel Schott Receives Board Certification

Dr. Daniel Schott
(Coudersport, PA)— The teams at Schott Associates Eye Care and Cole Memorial congratulate Dr. Daniel Schott on his recent certification by the American Board of Optometry. His designation as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry demonstrates a high-level of clinical competence as an Optometrist and is effective through 2025.

Dr. Schott joined Schott Associates in 2004 after completion of medical school at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and externships at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona and the Laurel Eye Clinic in Brookville, Pennsylvania. He also earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Chemistry-Premed with a minor in Biochemistry from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

In 2008, Dr. Schott implemented the Vision Independence Program at Cole Memorial in addition to providing comprehensive eye care, exams and services for patients of all ages at two Schott Associates’ office locations: 21 Willow Street in Port Allegany and Cole Memorial’s Irwin Medical Arts Center, 1001 East Second Street in Coudersport.

"On behalf of Cole Memorial, we congratulate Dr. Schott upon achieving board certification," said President and CEO Ed Pitchford. “Dr. Schott’s patients and colleagues here truly appreciate his professionalism and expert vision care.”

To make an appointment, call the Port Allegany office at 814-642-9408 or the Coudersport office at 814-274-8717. For more information about the Vision Independence Program, visit www.colememorial.org/services.html.