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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.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Chamber's Holiday Raffle Fundraiser Winners Announced

We're happy to announce winners of the Chamber's Holiday Raffle Fundraiser. Brenda Wright of Genesee, Kaye Breitenstein of Coudersport, Rylee Hooftallen of Wharton, and Ginny Manius of Galeton. 

David Ross of Ross & Ross, LLC drew the winners from a pool of over 200 tickets today at 3 p.m. 

Sincere thanks to all who participated

19th Day Of Christmas Raffle Winner is Vicky Madine

On the 19th day of Christmas my True Love gave to me...a $100 Potter County Outfitters gift card donated by PCO. Tonight’s winner is Vicky Madine of Smethport... Congratulations Vicky. 

Tomorrow night’s draw will be for $100 worth of assorted lottery tickets donated by Jim & Deb Ostrom of Roulette. 

Good luck to everyone for the remainder of the draws. We are now down to 6 days before the big phone call....

To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746
Phone: (814) 544-2612
Email: info@tofillabackpack.org
Website: www.tofillabackpack.org

Check Out The Unusual Gifts At T & LC Gunstock Engraving & Gift Shop In Roulette Township


Corry Woman Killed In Crash Early Saturday Morning

Fatal crash:
A Corry woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in Freehold Township.


According to Pennsylvania State Police, Melissa Johnson, 21, of Corry, was killed at 1:55 a.m. when the car she was driving west on Route 957 began to slide sideways on the snow and ice covered road, slid into the path of a truck driven by Karl Gossman, 33, of Erie, and was struck on the passenger door area.

Police said Gossman was injured in the crash and taken to Corry Memorial Hospital.

Wrightsville and Bear Lake volunteer fire departments and the Warren County Deputy Coroner assisted at the scene.

Cuba, Friendship Dispatched To I-86 Westbound For Crash

At 6:50 PM on Saturday, Cuba & Friendship Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to I-86 Westbound, east of Cuba for a vehicle reported over the embankment on the right side of the roadway.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Jacobs Hill Road

At 6:41 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Jacobs Hill Road for a fall victim.

Ludlow, Kane Dispatched To Pickup On It's Roof On Rt. 321

At 6:27 PM on Saturday, Ludlow, Kane & Kane Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 321 in the area of Bob's Trading Post for a pickup truck rolled over on it's roof in the roadway.
Recalled--No accident found.

Pennsylvania House tosses pension overhaul bill

http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/9661957-74/pension-bill-state#axzz3ugcj1edV

ROUTE 6 CLOSED FROM KANE TO LUDLOW--LIVE WIRES DOWN

At 5:32 PM on Saturday, 
ROUTE 6 IS CLOSED 
FROM KANE TO LUDLOW 
due to a crash with live wires down on the highway. The road will be closed until the power company is able to repair the pole and rehang the wires.

Ludlow Crash Has Live Wires Down On Route 6 Near Wildcat Park

Pole Sheared Off, Live Wires Down
At 5:14 PM on Saturday, Ludlow Fire Dept, Kane Fire Dept. for Rescue, and Kane ambulance have been dispatched to a crash on Route 6 in Ludlow near Wildcat Park. A pickup truck has sheared off a utility pole with live wires down on the roadway. 2 people are reported entrapped in the pickup.

Angelica, Belfast Dispatched To Accident On County Road 16

2 Car Crash With Injuries

At 4:47 PM on Saturday, Angelica Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to County Road 16 in Angelica for a 2 vehicle crash with injuries. Belfast Ambulance is responding.
Responding unit reports roads are terrible.

Superbug Hiding In Olympus Scopes Said To Have Spread Infections

http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-la-olympus-scopes-20151219-story.html

Belfast, Angelica Dispatched For Car Into A Tree

At 4:33 PM on Saturday, Belfast and Angelica Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Route 19 near the Angelica Line for a vehicle over the embankment and into a tree.

Recalls

The Cure House Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit Of Inspection The Cure House, a Louisville, Ky. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of cured pork products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

S.W. Smith Memorial Library Holiday Closure / 2016 Hours

S.W. Smith Memorial Library Holiday Closure

The S. W. Smith Memorial Library will be closed for the holidays on December 24-26, 2015 and January 1-2, 2016. Patrons can still download e-books and e-audio books using OverDrive when the library is closed: http://b2gsdl.lib.overdrive.com



S.W. Smith Memorial Library new 2016 Hours of Operation

New library hours will begin on January 4, 2016: M, W, F, Sat 9am-4pm; T, Th 10:30am-7pm.

Bradford Dispatched To Crash On West Washington Street

At 3:43 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. & City Ambulance have been dispatched to West Washington Street near the Pitt Baseball Fields for a 2 vehicle crash.

Bradford Dispatched To Accident On Interstate Parkway

At 3:35 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident in front of the hospital on Interstate Parkway.

Angelica Dispatched To Accident On County Road 15

At 2:57 PM on Saturday, Angelica Fire & Ambulance dispatched to County Road 15 just north of Lamont Road for a motor vehicle accident. One female is reported injured.

Olean Man Arrested For Drug Sales & Possession


Cuba Dispatched For Accident On Rt. 305 South.

At 2:20 PM on Saturday, Cuba Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Route 305 South. A vehicle has struck a tree.

Otto Township Dispatched to Multiple Vehicles Stuck On HIll

At 2:15 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire Department has been dispatched for traffic control for multiple vehicles stuck on the hill due to road conditions.

DEP, JKLM Share Details On Water Pollution Incident

DEP, JKLM Share Details On Water Pollution Incident


Blauvelt
Scott Blauvelt
Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center hosted a public meeting on Thursday at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport. Among agenda items were presentations by representatives of the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) and JKLM Energy LLC about the incident that occurred at JKLM’s Reese Hollow (Sweden Township) well pad in September, and the results of the investigation thus far. In mid-September, when JKLM Energy was drilling into bore hole on a shale gas well pad, the company used prohibited chemicals to retrieve a broken drill bit from a depth of about 570 feet of an uncased borehole. Within two days came the first report of “soapy” water from home systems.

Much of Thursday’s presentation by both DEP and JKLM focused on the investigation into pollution of private water wells and the specific compounds that were used in addition to about 22,000 gallons of fresh water to free the bit, only to seep into a rock fissure and enter the ground water. Speakers emphasized that, at this point, tests do not show that any water supply contains pollutants from the spill that exceed safe drinking water standards, but monitoring will continue for several months.

Kohl
Marcus Kohl
JKLM has said a surfactant — a soap-like substance of which isopropanol is a major component — and rock oil, a lubricant for air hammers, were released. Some members of the audience continued to press for more details on the specific constituents and their concentrations. Water samples have been taken from home wells, surface water and public water supply wells. DEP has had water samples analyzed for indications of soap, 65 volatile and 68 semi-volatile organic compounds and 23 metals. Since the investigation opened, DEP has received 14 complaints from homeowners about water contaminants. Six showed an impact, one showed no impact and seven are currently being evaluated. According to Scott Blauvelt, director of regulatory affairs for JKLM, shortly after residents downstream noticed water problems, the company contacted DEP to launch an investigation. Three days later, JKLM began providing potable water to the affected residences.

Representatives from Penn E&R, an environmental engineering and energy consulting company, spoke about their role in responding to and monitoring wells, data collection and hydrological investigations. In three months, Penn E&R has collected 600 water samples from 120 sites. These samples are then sent to three accredited laboratories for analysis for components. JKLM plans to install treatment systems on some of the private water systems that were affected, with the first one slated for January 2016.

DEPTeam
 

Two public water suppliers who draw from sources downgradient from the spill site off North Hollow Road — Coudersport Borough and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital — switched to alternative sources as a safety precaution. Four monitor wells have been installed on the well pad and water samples are being taken. Plugging of the gas well, in compliance with DEP standards, was completed on Nov. 18. Blauvelt said the company does not expect to return to that site. JKLM does, however, have plans for extensive drilling in Potter County in the coming years. The company has invested more than $100 million in Potter County over the past few years, much of it paid to private landowners for subsurface drilling rights.

Marcus Kohl, director of DEP’s Williamsport Regional Office, discussed the agency’s response to the Sweden Township incident as well as some ongoing issues the department has been asked to address to assure greater protection of public water sources as gas drilling intensifies. Four other DEP officials also addressed the audience.

Attendees of Thursday’s meeting also heard:
  • a report on a statewide task force that’s making recommendations for pipeline construction regulations;
  • information on solar and wind energy projects in the region;
  • an update on the data logger/water monitoring project in the upper Allegheny River and Mill Creek being implemented by the Potter County Conservation District, Upper Allegheny Watershed Assn. and other partners;
  • a report on the proposed local partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey for a groundwater monitoring project;
  • details on broad-based effort to persuade DEP to include delineated sourcewater protection zones in its consideration of permit requests for land disturbance activities, particularly gas and oil drilling
NGRCPotter County Natural Gas Resource Center was formed in 2012 as a successor organization to the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force. It is hosted by the Potter County Education Council at the Potter County Education Center on Water Street in Coudersport. A Steering Committee guides the Resource Center’s activities. Membership includes Jim Clark, Al Haney, Curt Weinhold, Bryan Phelps, John McLaughlin,Terry Cole, Joe Pagano, Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel, and representatives of the Potter County Education Council. See NGRC website at naturalgasresourcecenter.com.

(Portions of this meeting summary were excerpted from a story by Fran DeLancey, reporter for the Bradford Era.)

PA Permit Violations Issued, They Just Don't Get It !!


PA Permit Violation Issued to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Fox Twp, Sullivan County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-12-18 to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Fox Twp, Sullivan county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-18 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78.12 - COMPLIANCE WITH PERMITS - Failure to comply with terms and conditions of permit or registration while drilling, altering or operating an oil or gas well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-18 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78.12 - COMPLIANCE WITH PERMITS - Failure to comply with terms and conditions of permit or registration while drilling, altering or operating an oil or gas well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-18 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. 78.12 - COMPLIANCE WITH PERMITS - Failure to comply with terms and conditions of permit or registration while drilling, altering or operating an oil or gas well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-18 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. OGA 3222(B) - Failure to submit well record / completion report.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-18 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. OGA 3222(B) - Failure to submit well record / completion report.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-18 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. 78.12 - COMPLIANCE WITH PERMITS - Failure to comply with terms and conditions of permit or registration while drilling, altering or operating an oil or gas well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-18 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. OGA 3222(B) - Failure to submit well record / completion report.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-18 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. OGA 3222(B) - Failure to submit well record / completion report.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-17 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. 78.12 - COMPLIANCE WITH PERMITS - Failure to comply with terms and conditions of permit or registration while drilling, altering or operating an oil or gas well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-17 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. 78.12 - COMPLIANCE WITH PERMITS - Failure to comply with terms and conditions of permit or registration while drilling, altering or operating an oil or gas well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-17 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. 78.12 - COMPLIANCE WITH PERMITS - Failure to comply with terms and conditions of permit or registration while drilling, altering or operating an oil or gas well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-16 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. 78.12 - COMPLIANCE WITH PERMITS - Failure to comply with terms and conditions of permit or registration while drilling, altering or operating an oil or gas well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2015-12-16 to Branch John D in Warren City, Warren county. 78.12 - COMPLIANCE WITH PERMITS - Failure to comply with terms and conditions of permit or registration while drilling, altering or operating an oil or gas well.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Norwich Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-12-14 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site SRC WT 2726 75H 51309 in Norwich Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

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


Mt. Jewett, Kane Dispatched To Car Crash On Rt. 219

At 10:35 AM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett & Kane Fire & EMS have been dispatched to the area of 3302 Rt. 219 for a 2 vehicle accident with one possible injury.

The Christmas Gift That Keeps On Giving Winter After Winter

Administrative Assistant Needed for Full-Time Position In Cole Memorial Medical Group

www.colememorial.org

Hamilton's Maple Products and Pancake House Has Breakfast, Christmas Trees & Wreaths Saturday & Sunday

Huge New Tool & Power Equipment, Electronics, Toys, Gifts Absolute Christmas Auction At Shinglehouse Fire Department Dec. 20th

loomisauctions.com

$2,500. REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON BURGLARY OF CAMPGROUND

Potter County Conservation District Seeking District Manager

c.mitterer@pottercd.com

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sartwell Creek Union Church Christmas Worship Service Sunday, Dec. 20th At 7 PM


18th Day Of Christmas Raffle Winner is Tammy Emerson

On the 18th day of Christmas my True Love gave to me...Tonight’s winner is Tammy Emerson of Port Allegany who won an Oregon 37-601 4-Gallon Backpack Sprayer. The prize was donated by BG's Engine Clinic. 

Tomorrow night’s draw will be a Potter County Outfitters $100 gift card. Good luck to everyone for the remainder of the draws. 

We are now down to 7 days before the big phone call....

To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746
Phone: (814) 544-2612
Email: info@tofillabackpack.org
Website: www.tofillabackpack.org

Juniata Valley Financial Corp. Appoints Gary E. Kelsey As New Director

Gary E. Kelsey
Mifflintown, PA, Dec. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marcie A. Barber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Juniata Valley Financial Corp. (OTC BB: JUVF) (“Juniata”), announced the appointment of Gary E. Kelsey to serve as a director of both Juniata and Juniata’s subsidiary bank, The Juniata Valley Bank.

As previously reported, on November 30, 2015, pursuant to a merger agreement dated as of June 26, 2015, Juniata and FNBPA Bancorp, Inc. (“FNBPA”) merged, with Juniata surviving. 

Immediately following the merger of Juniata and FNBPA, First National Bank of Port Allegany, previously the wholly-owned subsidiary of FNBPA, was merged with and into The Juniata Valley Bank, with The Juniata Valley Bank surviving. Under the merger agreement, Juniata committed to appoint a representative from FNBPA to the boards of Juniata and The Juniata Valley Bank following the mergers. Thus, the appointment of Mr. Kelsey, a former director of FNBPA, and First National Bank of Port Allegany, was made at the December 15, 2015 meetings of the boards of Juniata and The Juniata Valley Bank

Ms. Barber stated, “Our expansion into the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania is a very important step for Juniata Valley Financial Corp. and we are delighted to have Gary join us to work toward a successful integration. We look forward to doing business as JVB Northern Tier in our new market”.

Mr. Kelsey is a lifetime resident of Potter County, where he is co-owner of Appalachian Basin Land Resources LLC and has held the elected position of Potter County Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds for 28 years. Appalachian Basin Land Resources LLC is an abstract title company operating in the northern Pennsylvania region. Gary has an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice. He resides in Roulette, PA.

Ms. Barber commented further, “Mr. Kelsey’s 19 year tenure as an FNBPA director makes him the ideal addition to our boards. He brings with him valuable institutional knowledge as to FNBPA and an understanding of the banking industry in the region. Also, his long-time residency and community involvement in our new Northern Tier region will be important as we strive to continue providing quality financial services to the existing customer base of JVB Northern Tier and as we develop new business in the region.” While serving as an FNBPA director, Gary was a member of the Compensation, Trust, Audit and Business Relations committees.

The Juniata Valley Bank, the principal subsidiary of Juniata Valley Financial Corp., is headquartered in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, with fifteen community offices located in Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Huntingdon, McKean and Potter Counties. In addition, Juniata Valley owns 39.16% of Liverpool Community Bank, which it carries under the equity method of accounting. More information regarding Juniata Valley Financial Corp. and The Juniata Valley Bank can be found online at www.JVBonline.com. Juniata Valley Financial Corp. trades over the counter under the symbol JUVF.

*This press release may contain “forward looking” information as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When words such as “believes”, “expects”, “anticipates” or similar expressions are used in this release, Juniata Valley is making forward-looking statements. Such information is based on Juniata’s current expectations, estimates and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of its business. These statements are not historical facts or guarantees of future performance, events or results. Such statements involve potential risks and uncertainties and, accordingly, actual results may differ materially from this “forward looking” information. Many factors could affect future financial results. Juniata undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward looking information, whether as a result of new or updated information, future events, or otherwise. For a more complete discussion of certain risks and uncertainties affecting Juniata, please see the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Forward-Looking Statements” set forth in the Juniata’s filings with the SEC.

State Police Request Toby Road Be Closed

At 10:30 PM on Friday, State Police in Elk County have requested Fire Police to close Toby Road at Rt. 219 & Thompson Hill.

In McKean County, roadways are slippery, PennDOT is out.

Bradford Dispatched To Car Crash On Minard Run Road

At 9:52 PM on Friday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. and Bradford City Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 665 Minard Run Road for a vehicle which went off the road and struck a car parked in a driveway. The occupant is reported to be self extricated.

Hilltop Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On Rt. 646

At 9:25 PM on Friday, Hilltop Fire Department and Smethport Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 646 near Glick's Service for a motor vehicle accident.

POTUS: It's time for #CriminalJusticeReform.

Holiday Open House At Sinnemahoning State Park Saturday

https://www.facebook.com/Sinnemahoning-State-Park-389160871130164/?fref=nf

Dolores J. Breck “Memorial Mass slated” For Saturday In Austin, PA

Dolores J. Breck 
“Memorial Mass slated”

AUSTIN, PA---Visitation for Mrs. Dolores J. Breck, 84, a longtime resident of Austin, will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Augustine/St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Costello.

Mrs. Breck’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

For further information, to express condolences or share a fond memory of Mrs. Breck, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

PASD Shares Wintersong Photos

https://www.facebook.com/PortAlleganySD/posts/542606772582802

Rehabilitation At East Branch Dam Continues

https://www.facebook.com/EastBranchLakeUSACE/

The Christmas Gift That Keeps On Giving Winter After Winter

Olive R. Willover, 80, of Bradford, PA

Olive R. Willover
Olive R. Willover

Olive R. Willover, 80, of Bradford, PA, passed away, Thursday, December 17, 2015, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born November 22, 1935, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Maryann (Freer) McLaughlin.

She was the widow of Raymond "Ray" Willover, who died March 26, 2001.

Mrs. Willover attended Limestone Central School.

She attended Grace Lutheran Church and the Friendship Table.

She enjoyed taking care of children, her animals, spending time with her family and friends and crocheting

Surviving are two sons Donald Lindemuth and Jerry Lindemuth both, of Bradford.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Loretta Herbstritt.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 from Noon to 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00pm with Rev. Patrick Cox, Pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Recalls

12/18/2015 12:43 PM EST
Zatarain's is initiating a voluntary recall of 8 oz boxes of Red Beans and Rice Original with a "BEST BY" date of JUL 31 16Z distributed in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the U.S. The Red Beans and Rice Original product may actually contain Creamy Parmesan Rice Mix with dairy ingredients.
12/18/2015 01:23 PM EST
SmartLipo365 is voluntarily recalling all lots of Smart Lipo (800, 900, 950 mg) capsules, to the consumer level. FDA's analysis found the Smart Lipo products to contain undeclared sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and phenolphthalein. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010.
Bonavista Foods Inc. Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit Of Import Inspection
Bonavista Foods Inc., Ovid, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,338 pounds of cured pork products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.

PA Troopers Warn Of IRS Scam Targeting Locals


Trail Cam Stolen From Recycling Center On Plank Road Hollow


Coudersport Driver Unhurt When Vehicle Hits Deer On Rt. 49


Motorist Arrested For DUI In Harrison Township


Cruelty To Animals Investigation In Austin Finds Allegation Unfounded


DUI Charges For Buffalo Man After Encounter With PA Trooper


EMS Dispatched For Man Injured When Furnace Blew Up

At 1:57 PM on Friday, Emporium Ambulance & St. Marys Medic has been dispatched to East Second Street where a 46 year old male has been injured when a furnace blew up in his face.

Micks Urges Graduates to Serve Others in Career, Life

Speaker Nancy Micks urged graduates to keep service to others a priority throughout their careers and lives during her commencement address Thursday evening at DuBois Country Club. (Photo: Amanda Whitaker.)
DuBOIS – More than 30 individuals made the transition from student to alumni, as Penn State DuBois Fall Commencement Ceremonies concluded at DuBois Country Club on Thursday evening. Graduates earned degrees in Business, Human Development and Family Studies, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Wildlife Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Information Science and Technology, and more.
Chancellor Melanie Hatch conferred degrees. She thanked the family and friends of graduates for contributing to the success of their loved ones.

"They would not be here today without the love, support and encouragement of you, their family and friends," Hatch said. "We are confident that our graduates will make a difference. We, the faculty and staff of Penn State DuBois, are proud of each and every one of them."

Hatch then introduced guest Nancy Micks, who offered the commencement address.

"Nancy, you are exactly the kind of person we hope our students will emulate," Hatch said.

Micks most recently served as director for the Greater DuBois Area Chamber Of Commerce. She retired in June after 17 years with the chamber. She has served as director or officer with numerous area organizations, including the DuBois Free Clinic, Penn Highlands DuBois, PA Chamber of Commerce Executives, DuBois Renaissance, Inc., DuBois Rotary Club, DuBois Area United Way, North Central Regional Planning & Development, the Bucktail Council of the Boy Scouts of America, NW PA Great Outdoors, Clearfield County Tourism, DuBois Village, Clearfield County Collaboration and Prevention Board, Clearfield County Industrial Development Authority, and the Winkler Gallery of Art & Education. Micks also served as a member of the DuBois City Council and became state certified for Planning and Economic Growth in Pennsylvania.

In her commencement address, Micks stressed the importance of service to community. She credited her father for instilling a love of service within her, recalling his efforts as one of the founders of the DuBois United Fund, which would later become the DuBois Area United Way.

"I was able to see my dad teach not only me, but many others how to truly feel and receive a quality of life and peace by providing service," Micks recalled. "To this day, I have found I am unable to walk away from those teachings."

Micks happily passed a portion of those teachings along as she shared her own experiences, aiming to inspire graduates to continue to serve.

"As you began here at Penn State DuBois, one of the first things you experienced during freshman orientation was a 'Day of Service'. As your schooling continued, so did the conversations about how service fits into all of our daily lives," Micks said. "As you graduate and move forward to the future, I'd like to challenge each of you to use your education and knowledge to further your lives into success. Always remember the word 'success' has a variety of meanings: accomplishment, gain, happiness, prosperity, to name a few. While the word service offers us assistance, benefit, and work. It sounds to me like these words all seem to work together: service, success, leadership. They all mesh together, forming a bright, serious, fun, and giving adult; like a graduate of Penn State DuBois."

Born in Brookville, Nancy Micks moved to DuBois as a child when her family relocated here in 1950. It was at this time that her parents, Paul and Dorothy Reitz, moved their business, Riverside Markets, to DuBois and established the company's new headquarters.

The Penn State DuBois Fall 2015 graduates are:

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
For the Degree of Bachelor of Science

Earth (EARTH)
Kyle A. Bauer ………………………………………………………..…………. Lucinda, PA
Brian L. Everett ……………………………………………………………….. DuBois, PA
Garrett L. Kyler ………………………………………………………………. Clearfield, PA

University College
For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LASCC)
Laura M. Bergman .…………………………………………………………… DuBois, PA
Molly J. McNutt ..…………………………………………………………… Brookville, PA

For the Degree of Bachelor of Science

Business (BSBCC)
Matthew R. Barber ……………………………………………………… Philipsburg, PA
Ryan S. Butler ……………………………………………………..…….. Clearfield, PA
Carrie M. Thompson ……………………………………………………. Corinth, TX

Human Development and Family Studies (HFSCC)
Ashley M. Hilyer ……………………………………………………………….. Kane, PA
John S. McCullough ………………………………………………………… DuBois, PA

Information Sciences and Technology (ISSCC)
Brett A. Rooker ……………………………………………………………….. Kersey, PA
Candidates for Degrees
For the Degree of Associate in Science
For the Degree of Associate in Engineering Technology

University College
For the Degree of Associate in Science

Business Administration (2BACC)
Ryan A. Harkless …………………………………………………….. Reynoldsville, PA

Information Science and Technology (2ISCC)
Noah M. Serafini……………………………..…………………………… Brockway, PA

Occupational Therapy (2OTCC)
Katie Joe C. Armagost ……………..…………..………………………… Penfield, PA
Brittany E. Auman…………………………………………………………… St. Marys, PA
Bailey R. Dale …………………………………………………………….. Curwensville, PA
Jillian N. Edgreen …………………………………………………… Port Allegheny, PA
Emily E. Frailey …………………………………………………………………. Irvona, PA
Danielle v. Hodgdon (with Highest Distinction………………… Ridgway, PA
Jennifer D. Marks ……………………………………………………… Falls Creek, PA
Kristen P. McKee ……………………………………………………… East Freedom, PA
Hannah A. Schatz …………………………………………………………. St. Marys, PA
Emily R. Schreiber (with Distinction) ………………………………. Kersey, PA
Nicholas R. Seeley ……………………………………………………………….. Arnot, PA
Dereck T. Seeley …………………………………………………………………. Arnot, PA
Timothy J. Suydan, Jr …………………………………………………………… Corry, PA
Kara A. Wheaton …………………………………………………………… Sykesville, PA

College of Engineering
For the Degree of Associate in Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology (2 MET)
Jeffrey A. Petrocchi ……………………………………………………........ Kersey, PA

College of Agricultural Sciences
For the Degree of Associate in Science

Wildlife Technology (2 WLT)
Sarah M. Heverly ………………………………………………………… Emporium, PA
Devin A. Nicholson ………………………………………………… Punxsutawney, PA
Justin L. Quiggle …………………………………………………………… Weedville, PA
Kayla C. Rossi …………………………………………………………………… DuBois, PA

Port Allegany Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 6 West of Port

At 1:32 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue & Port Allegany Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident on Rt. 6 West of Port Allegany near the Jehovah Witness Church. Vehicle partially in the roadway. Reporting possibly no injuries.
Command reports patients refused medical transport. Scene cleared at 2:07 PM.

Elk Co. DA & State Police Seek Public's Help Solving Murder Of Paul Michael "Mickey" Buck In 1987

In a press conference minutes ago, Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon and state police Lt. Christopher Neal called the public to report to state police any details from anyone who knew Paul Michael "Mickey" Buck or observations made by anyone who was at or near the Motion Control parking lot on Gillis Avenue in Ridgway between 10:30-11:30pm on Aug. 20, 1987. 

That night, Buck, 36, Ridgway, was shot in the plant's parking lot at close range with a handgun in what officials are calling a "very personal" murder. 

The 28-year-old case was renewed recently when police were tipped off about physical evidence by someone living out of the county.

For more details see Sunday's paper.

Troopers Foil Scam--Save Elderly Couple's $21,800. Mailed To Scammers

CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Scam Attempt. 
The PSP Central Interdiction Unit, in conjunction with the Hampden Township Police Department, saved an elderly Hampden Township couple from being victimized during a recent scam attempt. The unit was notified on Dec. 14 of a suspicious package being sent to the Philippines; it contained $14,500 hidden within a magazine. Troopers traced the package back to the couple. They told investigators that they had won an international sweepstakes of $750,000, and were paying the taxes ahead of time as instructed by a “lawyer” from New York. They sent $7,300 to an address in Florida a week prior. The address belonged to another victim of the same scam. The money was seized, and all $21,800 will be returned to the couple. 

Captain Heckman, Director, PSP Drug Law Enforcement Division, said “Due to the great efforts of the Central Interdiction Unit, this couple will get all of their money back. More often than not, victims of scams never recoup any money sent. Making people aware of these scams and how to avoid them is the best defense in trying to keep people from being victimized. The efforts of the Pennsylvania State Police Interdiction Unit are not strictly about confiscating, seizing, and forfeiting money. It’s about identifying and thwarting criminal activity.”

The Pennsylvania State Police would like to remind people of a few basic tips. It is more than likely a scam if: you are asked to send money upfront for any fee, including taxes, processing, or shipping to get your winnings; you are asked to send money via wire transfer; you “win” a lottery or sweepstakes that you never entered; or you are sent a check to deposit money, then asked to send a portion back. 

Do not give your personal information (SSN, bank account numbers, etc.) to anyone, unless you know who you are giving it to and why they need the information.

Remember, if sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Seek a second opinion if you are unsure.

Hazardous Wintry Travel In Northwest Pennsylvania


Cameron County EMA Is Testing Siren & Voice Alerts For Stevenson Dam


Emporium Fire Police Dispatched For Tree Blocking Rt. 120

At 11:17 AM on Friday, Emporium Fire Police have been dispatched to Rt. 120 near the roadside rest for a tree blocking the roadway.

House Legislation If Enacted Will End 40-Year Old Domestic Oil Export Ban

Thompson Supports Bill to Responsibly Fund Government, Increase Domestic Security and Prevent Regulatory Overreach

Washington, DC –Today, U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) voted in favor of funding the government through the remainder of Fiscal Year 2016 (Sept. 30, 2016). The measure passed the House by a vote of 316 to 113.

Thompson issued the following statement after passage of the bill:

“Following yesterday’s historic vote on tax reforms that will allow more Americans to keep their hard earned money, today the House has passed a bill to strengthen our national defense and responsibly fund government operations through the remainder of the Fiscal Year.

“In addition, the bill includes several policy changes, including reforms to the Visa Waiver Program, to ensure we are not allowing those who may intend to harm us into the country. We have also successfully lifted an outdated, 40 year-long moratorium on exporting domestically produced crude oil. Currently, the United States is the only oil producing country in the world with such a ban. Perhaps most importantly, the bill includes several measures to reduce fraud and abuse within government programs, increase transparency from federal agencies, and continues a process of reigning in regulatory abuses that have soared under this administration.

“I look forward to the Senate passing this measure later today and the President signing the bill into law this weekend.”

Cole Medical Group Posts Holiday Hours


Cinco C's Alpacas Has Those Special Gifts For Christmas Giving


Anthony J. Mezzatesta, 92, of Coudersport, PA

Anthony J. Mezzatesta

Anthony J. Mezzatesta, 92, of Coudersport, PA passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at his residence.

Born July 4, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of Salvatore and Maria Antonia Mangano.

He is survived by his daughter Mary Mezzatesta of Coudersport, PA.

At the request of the family there will be no services. Burial will be December 22, 2015 in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. 

Arrangements held by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

Online condolences@www.thomasfickinger.com

Administrative Assistant Needed for Full-Time Position In Cole Memorial Medical Group

www.colememorial.org

Hamilton's Maple Products and Pancake House Has Breakfast, Christmas Trees & Wreaths Saturday & Sunday

Huge New Tool & Power Equipment, Electronics, Toys, Gifts Absolute Christmas Auction At Shinglehouse Fire Department Dec. 20th

loomisauctions.com

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP MEETINGS NOTICE

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP, POTTER COUNTY, MEETINGS NOTICE


Comtec Manufacturing Seeking Die Setter For 3rd Shift In St. Marys

hr@comtecmfg.com

$2,500. REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON BURGLARY OF CAMPGROUND

Think About It

Seeing Without Seeing
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

The other day I was I was preparing to get lunch at the food court of a local mall when I suddenly discovered that I couldn’t find my wallet. Panic set in as I looked through all of my stuff and quickly back stepped my route in my mind. I remembered that I had last used my wallet at the coffee shop two hours previously, could I have left it there? As I stepped away from the line at the counter I again went through all of my stuff hoping against hope that I’d find it. Suddenly, there it was! With grateful relief I started to breath again. Where did I find it? It was in my hand the whole time. It was right there in front of me the whole time but sometimes we see while not seeing.

I’m sure we’ve all had experiences of looking for something and not being able to find it only to find that it was right in front of us the whole time. I’ve done it with glasses and I’ve done it with my phone. I can remember that I panicked once because I couldn’t find my phone and was telling the person I was talking to about it when they simply asked, “Aren’t you talking on it?”

There are many things in life that we see, but don’t see. The deer in the woods that everyone else sees but we can’t, the glasses that we search high and low for only to find that we’re looking through them. Spiritually it’s the same way. Two people can see the same thing and walk away seeing things differently. One has an understanding while the other just doesn’t get it. It happens to everyone at one time or another.

In the Gospel of Luke 16:19-31 is the story of the rich man and Lazarus. Lazarus and the rich man both die and the rich man looks from his place of torment and sees Lazarus in Heaven. He asks Abraham to send Lazarus back to his family to warn them not to end up where he was. Abraham replied, “Moses and the prophets have warned them. Your brothers can read what they wrote.” Through out his entire life he saw but didn’t see. We can experience the same fate. Think about it.

Craft Show Friday At Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center In Smethport

Online Auction--Gas Field Specialists, Gas & Oil Field Supplies & Equipment

https://jelliffauctions.hibid.com/auctions/current/
https://jelliffauctions.hibid.com/auctions/current/

Potter County Conservation District Seeking District Manager

c.mitterer@pottercd.com

Potter County--Roulette, PA Village Property For Sale By Sealed Bid

NOTICE BY ADVERTISEMENT THAT ROULETTE TOWNSHIP IS SEEKING BIDS FOR PURCHASE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 7 MAPLE STREET

Pursuant to the provisions of 53 P.S. § 66503(a), the Township Supervisors of the Township of Roulette, Potter County, Pennsylvania are advertising for sealed bids for the purchase of real property located at 7 Maple Street, Roulette, Potter County, Pennsylvania which is more fully described in that certain deed recorded with the Register and Recorder of Potter County at Instrument No. 2015-00738 and is assessed at Potter County Tax Map No. 21-4A-71 (hereinafter "the property"). 

The property is a vacant lot which may be suitable for residential building and consists of approximately 14,784 square feet of land, more or less. The Township Supervisors give notice to the public that it is soliciting sealed written bids for the purchase of the property subject to all of the terms and conditions of this Notice. The public is hereby notified that a recent appraisal of said property has been completed which estimated the fair market value of said property to be $10,000. A copy of the appraisal is available for inspection and copying at the Township Office during regular business hours.

The property will be sold "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind. Accordingly, this sale is subject to "Caveat Emptor" (Buyer Beware) and any successful purchaser shall not have any recourse against the Township of Roulette or the Township Supervisors as to any and all issues including, but not limited to, the title of the property, the valuation of the property, the acreage, or the boundary line locations. The deed of conveyance which will be drafted by the Township's Solicitor shall be the equivalent of a quit claim deed with a legal description which will be taken from said Instrument No. 2015-00738. Upon completion of the transaction, the buyer shall not, under any circumstances, be entitled to a refund regardless of reason.

All offers shall be in writing and signed by the party making the offer and shall state a single total price which will be paid for the property with no contingencies. The offer shall also include a statement that: "This bid is being made in response to and accepting the conditions of the NOTICE BY ADVERTISEMENT THAT ROULETTE TOWNSHIP IS SEEKING BIDS FOR PURCHASE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 7 MAPLE STREET."

Bids shall be placed in sealed envelopes marked only with "Bid for 7 Maple Street Property" and must be received by the Roulette Township Supervisors at the Township Building located at 80 Railroad Ave., PO Box 253, Roulette PA 16746 on or before 4:00 p.m. on January 4, 2016. The envelopes will be opened at a public meeting of the Roulette Township Supervisors, 80 Railroad Ave., Roulette, PA 16746, on the 4th day of January, 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m. and the amount of each offer shall be read aloud. Thereafter, the Supervisors will consider if any of the bids are deemed acceptable to the Township and, if so, may accept the highest bid on the condition that the purchase price shall be paid in full within 60 days of the acceptance of the bid. The Township reserves the right to reject any and all offers received. ALL COSTS, RECORDING FEES AND REALTY TRANSFER TAXES SHALL BE PAID SOLELY BY THE BUYER.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Pine Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-12-08 00:00:00 to EXCO RESOURCES PA LLC for site DCNR TRACT 323 PAD 2 23H in Pine Twp township, Clearfield county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

17th Day Of Christmas Raffle Winner is Nancy Stanley

On the 17th day of Christmas my True Love gave to me...Tonight’s winner is Nancy Stanley of Shinglehouse who won $25 Cash & a $50 Tastefully Simple gift certificate...the first part was donated by Lori Hansen of Keating Summit and the second part donated by Marianne Kio of Coudersport. Nancy was also our winner on Day #9 with a totally different ticket. Tomorrow night’s draw will be for a Backpack Chemical Sprayer donated by BG’s Engine Clinic of Roulette. Good luck to everyone for the remainder of the draws. We are now down to 8 days before the big phone call....

To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746
Phone: (814) 544-2612
Email: info@tofillabackpack.org
Website: www.tofillabackpack.org