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A Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, August 26th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Ulysses Tri-Town Firehall. All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time a dog or cat receives a vaccine, it is good for one year. Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated annually. All animals attending the clinic must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Schwartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic, LLC.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Jean J. Tate, 88, of a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA

Jean J. Tate

COUDERSPORT, PA---Jean J. Tate, 88, of a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

WOMAN HIT BY VEHICLE IN POSSIBLE ROBBERY AT WALMART

BREAKING NEWS
WOMAN HIT BY VEHICLE IN POSSIBLE ROBBERY AT WALMART


On Saturday, April 30, 2016, FNN learned that a female was struck by a vehicle outside of Walmart, in what some are saying is linked to a possible robbery that occurred at Walmart around 8:15PM to 8:20PM.

FNN has been able to confirm that Mansfield fire and ambulance crews, as well as, Medics were all dispatched around 8:21PM to Walmart for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the store's parking lot. 
 
Also confirmed was that Life Flight 4 was dispatched to this incident.

Around 8:35PM Life Flight 4 accepted the call to fly out the female victim from Dorsett Heights in Mansfield.

The victim was receiving care outside the Walmart store being treated by EMS personnel on scene. Crews were still on scene as of 9PM.

Life Flight has an estimated time of arrival of 20 minutes. FNN has not been able to confirm if Life Flight 4 actually picked up the patient.

There was no further information about the possible robbery available. Also it is unknown if a suspect has been taken into custody by police.

Prayers greatly appreciated for the victim. 

FNN will follow this breaking story. If anyone has additional information please send it to FNN in a private message, do NOTpost in comments section. 

Please remember this is a breaking story and some of information may change quickly as new updates come in.

Bradford Dispatched To Residential Structure Fire On South Avenue

At 8:26 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Department has been dispatched to 199 South Avenue for a residential structure fire.

Galeton Pa. Weather Report April 2016

Some may say "it was not a very nice April" and then others may differ. The first few days started out warm, in the 60's then it turned cold and windy. On the 4th it hit 14 degrees in the morning and for the first 6 days it was in the low 20's for morning readings. In fact for the first 12 days it was colder that normal. It really didn't seem very spring like. We had measurable snow on four mornings. Then spring returned with nine straight days with sunny clear blue skies, cool mornings and mild, nice afternoons. We enjoyed nice weather until the last four days of the month when it stayed cloudy, cool and showery

It was a good month for those with snow plows and mowers. Both could very nicely be used. I even noticed a few enthusiastic lawn people on their ride a mowers in late March. Not me, I wait until May. Once you start you must keep mowing.

For the month, we received 5" of snow. This compares with 7" in January, 4" in February and 0.07" in March. This was the greatest April snowfall since 1993 when we received 12". This month we received 2.73" of rainfall and melted precipitation. Last year we received 4.46" rainfall and 3" of snowfall. We had 3 days with 1" or more of snow on the ground.

We recorded fog on six mornings. Icy glaze on one morning and a thunder storm on the 26th.


Henry W. Lush NWS Observer

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Bells Run Road

At 3:15 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10 have been dispatched to Bells Run Road for a medical emergency.

Allegany Dispatched For Crash On I-86 Eastbound

At 3:03 PM on Saturday, Allegany Fire Department & EMS have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on I-86 Eastbound at Milemarker 74 with injuries.

Emporium Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 120

At 2:09 PM on Saturday, Emporium Fire Department has been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash, 1 mile before the Roadside Rest on Rt. 120. Fire police on scene reports both vehicles off the roadway and possibly no injuries.

Eldred, Port Allegany Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Verizon Building In Eldred Borough

At 12:56 PM on Saturday, Eldred Boro & Township Fire Depts. & Ambulance & Port Allegany Fire Dept. have been dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at the Verizon building at 5 First Street in Eldred Boro.
12:59--RECALL Eldred Township, Port Allegany, Eldred Boro hold in quarters.

ROULETTE TOWNSHIP BICENTENNIAL FUNRAISING COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO DONATE FOOD ITEMS FOR A MAPLE BAKE SALE

Event: “Maple Bake Sale” at the “Coudersport 50th Maple Festival”

When: Saturday, May 7th at 8 AM

Where: Coudersport Main Street in front of the Northern Tier Abstract office building and being located at the crosswalk that runs across Main Street from the Courthouse and gazebo. A stand will be set up on the sidewalk. This is an excellent location for our table and this space is free!!

How Can You Help???

Happy 200th Birthday Roulette!! This year, Roulette Township is celebrating it’s 200th Birthday being years 1816-2016 and is in need of donations for a bake sale fundraiser. In preparation of Roulette’s upcoming festivities this July, a fundraising committee has been formed and is in need of volunteers to donate homemade food items to be sold in the “Maple Bake Sale” during “Coudersport’s 50th Maple Festival”. All proceeds of the bake sale will be benefiting the “Roulette Bicentennial Festival”. Advertising as a “Maple Bake Sale” is believed to be a draw for this particular festival, therefore, any maple syrup recipe is most appreciated and most encouraged. Please include a label to identify the food item you wish to donate and please indicate if there are any nuts in the recipe mainly due to the common food allergy. Aside of baked goods for humans, you might consider doggy treats! Reminder, food items need to be ready for the bake sale by 8AM, Saturday, May 7th. Arrangements can be made ahead of time if you are unable to deliver to Coudersport. Remember, any recipe with maple syrup will be a big hit at this festival!!

Should you need maple recipe suggestions or are interested in helping with donations, please feel free to contact Amy Brown at:

Amy Brown
cell 814-203-0676
email: amybrown909@gmail.com

Incineration Radius Video

With the recent development in Potter, families should consider watching this video closely to protect their home, etc. from infrastructure: http://www.wtae.com/news/sky-4-over-gas-pipeline-explosion-site-looks-like-a-battlefield/39284494
And, here's an interview I did with the Oberlin Paper mentioning Triple Divide & Potter in case you'd want to share: http://oberlinreview.org/10339/news/off-the-cuff-joshua-pribanic-journalist-and-filmmaker/
Best,

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Respectfully, 
Joshua B. Pribanic | Editor-in-Chief 
Public Herald 
Paramount Film Exchange
1727 Blvd of the Allies at Miltenberger St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Habitat For Humanity Seeking Donations For Our Resale Store


Smethport Yard Sale Days Friday & Saturday, May 6 & 7th


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Autism Research Joins Launch of SPARK, Nation's Largest Autism Research Study

Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of treatments, supports

Apr 29, 2016, 10:02 ET from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is among the research sites participating in SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. Sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), SPARK will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to advance our understanding of the causes of this condition and to hasten the discovery of supports and treatments.

CAR is one of a select group of 21 leading national research institutions chosen by SFARI to assist with recruitment. The SPARK effort is being led locally by Robert T. Schultz, PhD, director of CAR, and clinical neuropsychologist Juhi Pandey, PhD, a senior scientist at CAR, along with their team at CHOP.

"Identifying genes is critically important for developing new therapies for autism. However, one of the greatest challenges for researchers is the sheer number of gene variants associated with autism, combined with the tremendous variability in the symptoms of autism," said Dr. Schultz, who is leading the CHOP research site. "Because ASD is so varied in its causes and manifestations, extremely large samples of patients are needed for gene discovery. Team science and collaboration is the only viable path forward for rapidly making progress, and SPARK provides us with just such an opportunity."

Autism is known to have a strong genetic component. To date, approximately 50 genes have been identified that almost certainly play a role in autism, and scientists estimate that an additional 300 or more are involved. By studying these genes, associated biological mechanisms and how genetics interact with environmental factors, researchers can better understand the condition's causes, and link them to the spectrum of symptoms, skills and challenges of those affected.

"Recent, rapid advances in genetic testing capabilities have enabled us to bring research to families' homes, suddenly making it possible for a vast number and diversity of people to participate and effect real change," said Dr. Pandey, co-leader of the SPARK study at CHOP. "We're honored to be among the distinguished autism and genetic research centers working to pave the way for precision medicine that can be tailored to individuals on the autism spectrum."

SPARK aims to speed up autism research by inviting participation from this large, diverse autism community, with the goal of including individuals with a professional diagnosis of autism of both sexes and all ages, backgrounds, races, geographic locations and socioeconomic situations.

SPARK will connect participants to researchers, offering them the unique opportunity to impact the future of autism research by joining any of the multiple studies offered through SPARK.

The initiative will catalyze research by creating large-scale access to study participants whose DNA may be selectively analyzed for a specific scientific question of interest.

SPARK will also elicit feedback from individuals and parents of children with autism to develop a robust research agenda that is meaningful for them.

Anyone interested in learning more about SPARK or in participating can visit www.SPARKforAutism.org/CHOP or call us at (267) 426-4971.

Pennsylvania Celebrates One-year Anniversary of Medicaid Expansion

More than 625,000 Pennsylvanians now have access to high-quality health care services

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Department of Human Services (DHS) celebrated the one-year anniversary of the commonwealth's Medicaid expansion. Secretary Ted Dallas was joined by Senator Vincent Hughes, advocates, providers, and stakeholders to commemorate the milestone in Philadelphia. HealthChoices is Pennsylvania's mandatory Medicaid managed care program since 1997.

"I am thrilled to see the success of this expansion in the one year since its announcement," said Governor Tom Wolf. "Because of the expansion of Medicaid, hundreds of thousands of people have a brighter future and better potential health outcomes. We are excited to enroll even more Pennsylvanians in our next outreach efforts."

Pennsylvania citizens from all 67 counties benefitted from the expansion, with 16 counties enrolling more than 10,000 newly eligible people. Our expansion population demographic characteristics are:

46 percent are under 35 years old;
61 percent are white;
more than 109,000 are parents; and
nearly 300,000 are employed.

Low-income working families are the most likely to not have insurance due to affordability. Medicaid expansion helped to "cover the gap" between previous Medicaid eligibility and families being able to afford private health insurance using marketplace subsidies.

"Since Governor Tom Wolf expanded Medicaid, more than 625,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled in HealthChoices and now have access to health care coverage," said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. "That means people are able to receive quality care when they're sick, are able to access preventive dental care, and can see a primary care doctor for routine health issues as opposed to utilizing the emergency room."

While Medicaid enrollment increases in the commonwealth, provider enrollment has also risen. Today there are more Medicaid providers than ever in Pennsylvania, as the number of Medicaid providers has increased from 92,801 in 2014 to 108,776 currently.

"Providing access to health care coverage was step one, but we need to be able to provide access to care as well," said Dallas. "We have seen an increase in several types of providers including dental, primary care, and behavioral health."

As Pennsylvania continues its battle with the opioid epidemic, expanding the Medicaid program enabled us to provide treatment to 63,000 Pennsylvanians who previously did not have access.

DHS today also kicked off its faith-based outreach initiative called the Spirit Challenge. The department is collaborating with several churches in southeast Pennsylvania to inform people about HealthChoices and encourage uninsured members to apply.

"Pennsylvania made history when Governor Wolf agreed to replace a hard-to-reach health insurance system with one that has delivered exactly what it promised: affordable care, better health, less dependency on welfare, and new jobs," Sen. Hughes said. "But even as we celebrate we must protect Medicaid expansion because those who fought to stop it are still fighting to end it. Thousands of Pennsylvanians have coverage and peace of mind thanks to Medicaid expansion."

"The Wolf Administration is working hard to eliminate the challenges, disparities, and inequalities that still exist as barriers to health care. A person's health is essential to their ability to succeed, their ability to care for their children, and their ability to work," said Dallas. "We understand that while progress has been made, there is still work to do and believe that the Spirit Challenge will help us to improve upon the racial and ethnic disparities in health care that persist across our minority communities."

HealthChoices delivers quality medical care and timely access to all appropriate services to 2.2 million children, individuals with disabilities, pregnant women, and low-income Pennsylvanians.

For more information, visit www.HealthChoicesPA.com or www.dhs.pa.gov. DHS has created an infographic on the commonwealth's first year of Medicaid expansion.

Awesome Austin, PA, Dam Show Lineup Set, Advance Tickets Available Now At Discount Price

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Board of Commissioners Urges DEP to Rule on Susquehanna River ‘Impairment’

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 29) – A delay on a critical decision about the health of the Susquehanna River has prompted the Board of Fish and Boat Commissioners to send a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reiterating their call that the river is sick and urging him to issue the agency’s decision.

“For over six years, we, the Board of Commissioners of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), have been speaking publicly about the need to take action to restore the Susquehanna River’s smallmouth bass fishery,” stated the April 27 letter to DEP Secretary John Quigley. “In January 2010 and September 2014, we unanimously passed resolutions to that effect."

“We agree with PFBC Executive Director John Arway that the results of the Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (CADDIS) initiative support an impairment determination and are concerned that it has taken so long for [DEP] to announce its decision. To that end, we are expecting that an announcement about the listing decision will be forthcoming in May.”

Since 2012, the PFBC has unsuccessfully petitioned DEP to add the river to the state’s bi-annual list of impaired waterways. The 2016 list was expected to be issued in February, but DEP acknowledged to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that it was postponing the announcement of the list until May.

“The impairment designation is critical because it starts a timeline for developing a restoration plan,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “We’ve known the river has been sick since 2005, when we first started seeing sores and lesions on young bass. Now we have even more evidence to support the scientific argument for impairment.”

“If we do not act to address the water quality issues in the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania risks losing what is left of what was once considered a world-class smallmouth bass fishery,” he said. “DEP was expected to release its 2016 list of impaired waters in February. Now it’s been delayed. We are urging DEP once again to follow the science and add the Susquehanna River to the Commonwealth’s list of impaired waters.”

The PFBC first documented disease-related mortality of young-of-year smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River in 2005. In May 2015, the PFBC announced that two independent laboratory tests had confirmed a malignant, or cancerous, tumor on a single smallmouth bass caught in the middle Susquehanna River by an angler in late 2014 and provided to the PFBC. Since 2005, PFBC biologists have continued to find sores and lesions on young-of-year bass during late spring and early summer surveys at alarming rates. This has resulted in an overall population decline in the total number of smallmouth bass which can live and be caught from the Susquehanna River.

Local Team Heads Statewide ‘Fight For What’s Right’

Local Team Heads Statewide ‘Fight For What’s Right’

statecapitolMembers of the Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Coalition are meeting this week to plot their next steps in the concerted push for a plan that would lessen the burden for Potter County taxpayers by nearly $1 million annually. Goal of the broad-based coalition is to persuade the state legislature to increase the amount of money it pays to counties, school districts and townships for each acre of state forest, game and park land. By law, this property is tax-exempt. In some sections of Pennsylvania– Potter County is a prime example — upwards of half the acreage is state-owned. That shifts the real estate tax burden to homeowners and other property owners. Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming and several other counties have had their tax bases similarly gutted by state ownership. Among coalition leaders are Commissioners Paul Heimel (Potter), Phil Jones (Cameron), Pete Smeltz (Clinton) and Tony Mussare (Lycoming), along with Austin Area School Superintendent Jerry Sasala.

April30TaxBaseGuttedPotter
This graphic shows that less than 18 percent of Potter County’s real estate is taxed at its market value. The rest is state-owned and exempt, or it or has a lower assessment due to the Clean and Green Law.
Clinton County is victimized more than any, in terms of the total acreage that has been stripped from the tax rolls due to state ownership. Commissioners Smeltz and Jeff Snyder from Clinton have joined Commissioners Heimel and Jones on a series of more than 50 face-to-face with Senate and House members to promote their mission — an increase in the annual “payment in lieu of taxes” the state makes for each acre of land it owns. 

Currently the figure is $1.20 paid to the affected school district, county and township. Two bills that have been languishing before the Pa. House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee call for increasing the payment to either $1.80 or $2.40. If the latter were to be approved by the General Assembly, the tax burden for property owners in Potter County alone would be decreased by about $950,000 annually.

“There’s no question that we’re being heard,” Commissioner Smeltz said. “But the support that the lawmakers have expressed for the cause has not translated into action. All we’re asking for is fairness. This is basically a fight for what’s right.”

Several statewide organizations are supporting the coalition, which was formed in 2014. Among them are the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, Pennsylvania State Grange, Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Pennsylvania Association for Small and Rural Schools, Pennsylvania Landowners Association, Pennsylvania Forest Products Association and others. Most recently, the coalition appealed for support from the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, which has more than 30,000 members from across the state.

Details on the Pa. State Land Tax Fairness Coalition activities, including a map gallery that graphically depicts local impacts, can be found online at pastatelandtaxfairness.com.

Ham & Leek Dinner Today 11:30 to 4 At Sweden Valley United Methodist Church On Route 6


Coudersport Preschool Open House May 1st from noon to 2:00

St. Paul’s Preschool, located at 3 Borie Street in Coudersport, is holding its annual Open House tomorrow, May 1st from noon to 2:00. 

 The school will be decorated with the students’ artwork, and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to join us. 

For more information about the preschool, visit the webpage at coudypreschool.wordpress.com.

Ruth E. Green, 91, of Shinglehouse, PA

Ruth E. Green
“commended to the Lord”

Ruth E. Green, 91, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 29, 2016, after a long illness.

Born February 9, 1925 in Clermont, she was a daughter of Frederick E. and Lenora M. Freer Murray. On June 17, 1943 in Shinglehouse, she married Robert “John” Green, who passed away on April 10, 2013.

Ruth attended the former Honeoye Country School and Shinglehouse High School. She was employed at the former Olean Tile Plant in Olean, NY, at the former Hi Q Corporation in Olean, and by the former Westons Shoppers City in Westons Mills, NY. She also hosted Friendly Home parties.

Ruth was a faithful member of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, where served as a Sunday school teacher, an AWANA Leader, sang in the choir, and was a leader of the Sunshine Girls. Ruth was very active in Seedline Ministries, which provided John and Roman testaments that were shipped throughout the world. Ruth’s greatest love was her Lord and her family.

Surviving are four children, Cecil E. (Betty) Green of Shinglehouse, Darlene M. (Jack) McCumber of Alma, NY, Gordon O. Green of Shinglehouse, and Doris E. (Daryl) DeMaris of Pettigrew, Arkansas; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris (Gordon) Hawkes of Lecanto, Florida; a brother, Howard (Elna) Murray of Lecanto, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was predeceased by a grandson, Mark Timothy Crowder, Jr.; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Marie Green; a great-granddaughter, Marnita Darlene Nikkel; two brothers, Irvin Murray and Freddy Murray; and two sisters, Cora Hawkes and Lucile Ellsworth.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coon Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Isaacson, pastor, and the Rev. Roger N. Hain, former pastor of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coon Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

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

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Ruth, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Dog Wardens to Conduct License, Rabies Compliance Checks in Potter County

Details – During the month of May, dog wardens will canvass homes throughout the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s region two jurisdiction in Potter County, ensuring all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.

The Department of Agriculture reminds dog owners that a license is one of the best ways to be reunited with your dog if you were to become separated.

Under Pennsylvania law, all dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.

Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats (three months of age and older) must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity.

Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

Licenses may be purchased through your County Treasurer, by calling your county courthouse, or from a registered issuing agent.

For more information, visit www.licenseyourdogPA.com or call 717.787.3062.

License Your Dog PA: Promoting dog licenses in Pennsylvania
All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.
licenseyourdogpa.pa.gov

Contact information - 
Will Yoder - Bureau of Dog Law, 814 722 6719, 
Jack Ardrey - Neglect/Abuse 570-662-5042, 
Contact local police for barking dogs.


Helpmates, Inc. Is Hiring RN's & LPN In Warren & Elk County

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Seeking Applicants For Coudersport Office Girls Club Scholarship

Bradford Ecumenical Home Is Currently Hiring RN's, LPN's & CNA's


Troopers Charge Man Who Dumped 20 Bags Of Garbage Off Bradford Township Lease Road


Wolf Administration Announces Plans To Improve Bicycle Access, Discusses Revitalization For Pennsylvania Wilds Region

Kersey, PA – Officials from the state departments of Transportation (PennDOT), Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Community and Economic Development (DCED) last night discussed the state’s transportation and economic development, as well as outdoor recreation, heritage and tourism opportunities at the annual PA Wilds dinner and awards banquet.

During the event, PennDOT announced plans that the department will begin in May to review necessary steps to improve bicycle safety, accessibility and connectivity on Route 6 across the state’s northern tier. The route is currently officially designated as PA Bike Route Y.

“This region of Pennsylvania has so much to offer to the public with its scenery and history, and this is a prime opportunity to enhance tourism in the PA Wilds and along the Route 6 corridor,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said of her agency’s announcement. “To make this route a go-to destination for cyclists, we need to ensure that it’s as safe and connected to trails and communities as possible.”

PennDOT will review Route 6’s current condition, bicycle facilities and safety, environmental conditions as well as collect and examine other data. PennDOT will work to identify infrastructure, trail or other connections necessary for a safe and integrated corridor.

The department will conduct extensive outreach with stakeholders and the public, including opportunities for public input through public surveys and online meetings.

DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn noted her agency’s support of the plans as part of the state’s efforts to improve connections among citizens, natural resources and transportation assets.

“The regional PA Wilds Conservation Landscape initiative is all about collaboration. DCNR is thrilled to be working with PennDOT and DCED to bring our collective resources to bear in the Route 6 corridor,” Dunn said. “The PA Wilds region includes four counties along Route 6: Tioga, Potter, McKean and Warren, and DCNR manages several state parks and forest land in this area.”

Dunn noted that one key investment coming on line this fall is the new Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center and Park Office which is expected to create new economic opportunities for adjacent communities and the region. The agency is also beginning some master planning activities at Denton Hill and Cherry Springs State Parks that can tie well into PennDOT’s plans as well as leverage the state’s recent investment at the PA Lumber Museum operated by the PA Historical and Museum Commission. Such agency coordination and collaborative strategic planning and investment is a good example of Governor Wolf’s commitment to a “government that works,” Dunn said.

DCED Secretary Dennis Davin discussed economic investments and activity in the region.

“The Pennsylvania Wilds region is home to unparalleled outdoor adventures and opportunities for all travelers. According to our most recent data travelers spent more than $1.7 billion throughout the region and we are committed to keeping that momentum moving forward,” Davin said. “In 2016 alone DCED has approved more than $6.4 million in funding to support economic development initiatives including a recently approved $124,000 Pennsylvania First grant to support infrastructure improvements in the historic town of Emporium.”

To learn more about bicycling and other travel options in Pennsylvania, visit www.penndot.gov. More information on the PA Wilds, efforts in conservancy and other natural resource information, visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us. Information on economic opportunities in Pennsylvania can be found at www.newpa.com, with travel and tourism ideas available at www.visitPA.com.

Friday, April 29, 2016

April Drug Take Back At The Coudersport Police Department

www.dea.gov

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10am to 2pm, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. A national Take-Back day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. The program also provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment and the business community to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside. Collection will be at the Coudersport Police Department On Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10am to 2pm.

Cuba Fire Department Responds To Crash On North Branch Road

Steady Calls for CFD:
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 13:22, CFD was dispatched to a rollover motor vehicle accident with possible serious injuries and entrapment on North Branch Road. 


Sixteen CFD members responded including Cuba 502 as well as Cuba 6 and Cuba 9. Cuba Ambulance, Cuba PD, and DC-2 were also on location. Crews assisted EMS with stabilizing and loading the patient and also with traffic control. 

The motorist was transported to Olean General Hospital. No other injuries were reported and all CFD units were back in service by 15:00.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 18:51, CFD was dispatched to a male patient stuck in a lift in the village. Eighteen CFD members responded including Cuba 502 as well as Cuba 6. Cuba Ambulance and Cuba PD were also on location. Crews disassembled part of the machine mechanics where a male patient had fingers stuck under a pulley. The patient signed off and no injuries were reported. All CFD reported back in service by 19:13.

Welcoming Kade Russell Pelchy Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Kade Russell Pelchy
Kade Russell Pelchy

A son was born to Kasey and Kristen Pelchy of Port Allegany on April 26, 2016 at 10:46 AM, at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Kade Russell Pelchy weighed 9 lbs 4 oz, 21 inches long.
He joins two brothers, Evan 13 years old and Zane 23 months old.

Maternal Grandparents are Jeff and Pam Kochel of Coudersport.

Paternal Grandparents are Kevin and Jackie Pelchy of Coudersport.

Maternal Great Grandmothers are Ethel Kochel of Erie PA and Aldene Olson also of Erie, PA

Paternal Great Grandparents are Arden and Pat Pelchy of Coudersport, Robert and Mabel Good of East Earl, PA, Henry and Patricia Stauffer of Ephrata, PA., Lawrence and Susan Edwards of Mechanicsburg, PA.

Paternal Great Great Grandmother is Gladys Edwards of Newmanstown, PA.


Bonnie Mae Simmons, 71, of Port Allegany, PA

Bonnie Mae Simmons

Bonnie Mae Simmons, 71, of Port Allegany, PA passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born November 27, 1944 in Marvindale, she was a daughter of the late Junius and Phyllis (Bizzaro) Himes.

She enjoyed using computers, puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by seven children, Lisa (Malcolm) Ivey of Port Allegany, Diana (Nick) Elliott of Bradford, Guylynn (Kent) Garland of Virginia Beach, VA, John (Lisa) Simmons of Sioux Falls, SD, Patrick (Vicki) Simmons of Sheldon, Ill, Adam Meeker of Virginia Beach, VA and Guy (Melinda) Simmons of Hampton, VA; two sisters, Mary C. Himes-King of Port Allegany and Patty (Bob) Arcadi of Calimesa, CA; a brother in law, Les Hart of Bradford; three children whom she helped raise, Jackie, Dakota, and Renee King; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Dawn Marie, a granddaughter, Brittany L. Garland, a sister, Sandra Hart and a Brother, Junius Himes, Jr.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of her life at 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the large pavilion at Callahan Park. Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the National Autism Foundation, One Park Avenue, Suite 1, Portsmouth, RI, 02871 or the 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

4-29-2016 Recalls

Greencore USA Recalls Meat, Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
Greencore USA, Inc., a North Kingstown, R.I. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,341 pounds of meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours

Foster Poultry Farms Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Materials Contamination
Foster Poultry Farms, a Farmerville, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials.

Smethport Dispatched To Fire At VFW

At 8:09 PM on Friday, Smethport Fire Department have been dispatched to the VFW at 608 East Water Street for an unknown type fire in the bathroom.
8:16 PM--Reporting fire under control.

SFD dispatched to the Smethport VFW for a small fire in a bathroom facility. Chief Field and Firefighter Spittler were extinguishing the fire upon the arrival of Engine 24, Engine 23 was on scene first. The structure was cleared of smoke and business continued.

PITT-BRADFORD GRADS PURSUE ADVANCED DEGREES, HEAD TO WORK

The attached photo shows Pitt-Bradford graduates Kaitlin McCann of Bradford, who will pursue a Master of Business Administration at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y., and Alex Renwick of St. Marys, Pa., who will go to work for Northwest Savings.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Biology is the top major for the 303 students graduating Sunday from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with other STEM (science, technology, education and math) majors close behind.

Many of those students are headed to graduate school. Usman Ahmad is a biology major from Pittstown, N.J., who is headed to the University of Pennsylvania as a research assistant. Anne Jiang, a biology major from Corry with minors in chemistry and economics, will attend West Virginia University to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degrees.

Joseph McIntyre, a biology major from Randolph, N.Y., is headed to medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Jonathan Josephs-Spaulding, a biology and environmental studies major from Henryville, will attend Johns Hopkins University to earn a master’s degree in environmental health sciences and work with Green and Health Homes Initiative.

Before heading to Johns Hopkins, however, Josephs-Spaulding will spend the summer working in Hanoi, Vietnam, teaching English and working with an organization that encourages responsible tourism.

Kayla Mascaro, a chemistry major from Warren, will begin work this fall on her doctoral degree in analytical chemistry at the State University of New York’s University at Buffalo.

While not graduating, second-year chemistry major Ashley Charlesworth of Little Valley, N.Y., will be leaving Pitt-Bradford after being accepted into the pharmacy program at LECOM. Charlesworth was accepted a year earlier than most students who head to pharmacy school as part of pre-arranged programs.

Another second-year student going on to pursue education is Samuel Zilavy, an engineering student from Fombell, who has accepted a cooperative education program in Apex, N.C., with ATI Industrial Automation, the leading engineering-based world developer of robotic accessories and robot arm retooling.

A half dozen sports medicine majors are also headed on to advanced degrees. Pursing a doctor of chiropractic will be Hanna Bressler of Curwensville at Logan University College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo., and Drew Sneeringer of West Hickory at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

Molly Carson of Medina, Ohio, will pursue a doctorate in physical therapy at Gannon University. Three graduates will study for a master’s degree in occupational therapy: Allison Osborne of Abbottstown at the University of Pittsburgh, Alexandria Vinelli of Bradford at Chatham University in Pittsburgh and Cassondra Whittemore of Kane at Alvernia University in Reading.

Athletic training major Heidi Lucke of Canton, Mich., will work toward her master’s degree in exercise science at Eastern Michigan University.

Psychology major Kortny Case of Bradford will pursue a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Monroeville. Psychology major Stephanie Jimenez of Somerset, N.J., will enter the Master of Social Work program at Monmouth (N.J.) University.

Law school is the destination for Marissa Booth, a criminal justice and social sciences major from Nicholson, who will attend Villanova Law School, and Hanna Fielding, a sociology major from Union City, who will attend Duquesne School of Law.

Others are headed straight to work, such as Student Government Association President Julian Joyner, a history-political science major from The Bronx, N.Y., who will begin work as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York, a position he secured while working as an intern at the company last summer.

Another history-political science major, Eric Gemmel of Oakmont, will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and will join its Ordnance Corps at Fort Lee, Va.

Criminal justice majors Diamond Ware of Aliquippa will work with the U.S. Border Patrol in Orlando, Fla., and Olyver Gardner of Pittsburgh will work for that city’s forensic interviewing team.

Maria Capato of Honey Brook, a nursing student earning her bachelor’s degree, will work as a cardiac nurse at Chester County Hospital in West Chester. Another Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate, Jenny Ratvasky of Edinburg, will work as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Penn Highlands DuBois.

A trio of graduates from December 2015 are already at work. Samuel Kleiner, a computer information systems and technology graduate from Bradford, is the lead programmer/analyst in the Enterprise Applications Department at SUNY Buffalo. Thomas Neilly, another CIS&T major from Bradford, is an operations engineer at the Yahoo data center in Lockport, N.Y. Nicki Shinners, a CIS&T graduate from Little Valley, N.Y., is a data analyst for Paychex in Rochester, N.Y.

Several accounting majors will remain in the area. Josiah Blick, an accounting major from Youngsville, will be an internal auditor with United Refining Co. in Warren. Accounting major Alex Renwick of St. Marys will work for Northwest Savings Bank in St. Marys, while accounting major Kaitlin McCann of Bradford pursues a Master of Business Administration degree at St. Bonaventure University.

Anne Garcia of Bradford, an early education (preK-4) major, will work at Discovery School in Phoenix, Ariz., and will work toward her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Grand Canyon University.

A couple of students will take advantage of one last opportunity to gain experience with an internship this summer. Athletic training major Kyley Mickle of Port Allegany will intern with the Washington (D.C.) Mystics, fulfilling her childhood dream of making it to the WNBA, and broadcast communications major Keyana Campbell of Avondale will intern with Broadcast Field Production Company in Spain.

William H. Kisko, Sr., 88, of Crosby, PA

WWII Vet
 William H. Kisko, Sr.

William H. Kisko, Sr., 88, of Crosby, PA passed away on Wednesday (April 27, 2016) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford PA.

He was born Jan. 29, 1928 in Bitumen, a son of Joseph and Mary Polaskey Kisko.

Mr. Kisko was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII. He was on the U.S.S. Macon, part of the Atlantic Fleet. He was at sea for 17 months and he and the crew were never told their location, as it was kept secret.

Mr. Kisko worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, which became Penn Central Rail Road, and then Con-Rail. He worked his way up to Engineer before he retired from Con-Rail.

He was a member of the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby and the Norwich Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. of Crosby.

He is survived by:

three daughters: Anna L. (Walter) DeHaven of Port Allegany, Barbara E. (Garry) Hoch of Duke Center, and Melinda L. Teats of Smethport

four sons: Joseph E. Kisko of Smethport, William H. (Teresa) Kisko, Jr. of Mainesburg, PA, Anthony M. Kisko and Kim A. Kisko, both of Smethport

Many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great granchildren

one sister: Frances Smitchko of Washington State, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Joseph “Sonny” Kisko, Jr. and Eugene “Chip” Kisko; two sisters: Elizabeth “Betty” Simon and Bertha Martin.

Following Bill’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7 at 12 noon, at the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, PA. Military Honors will be accorded following services at the Legion. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, PA, the Norwich Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. of Crosby, PA, or Priority Care Ambulance Service, Smethport, PA. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched To Buffalo Street

At 7:47 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to assist Coudersport & Sweden Township Police Dept. on Buffalo Street in Coudersport. State Police are also on scene. 

A suspect is in custody who has been tazed & pepper sprayed. That person is being transported to Cole Memorial.

A motor vehicle crash is involved in this incident in the area of 171 Buffalo street. State Police are investigating the crash & assault.

Announcing the ECCOTA Summer Theatre Camp Production Seussical JR.

Under the direction of Jason Phipps, the ECCOTA Summer Theater Camp students will participate in a week of singing, dancing and acting to prepare for their performances of Seussical, JR. Performances will be held at the Ridgway High School auditorium on Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17 at 7PM.

“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Audiences will be transported from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and ganders, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

The camp will run from June 13 -17. Anyone entering grades 3-12 in the fall of 2016 and ages 18 years or younger are welcome to participate. Registration forms are available at eccota.com or in person at the ECCOTA Gallery, 237 Main Street, Ridgway.

Visit www.eccota.com or call 772-7051 for more information about how to sign-up!

INFORMATION SESSION PLANNED FOR PITT MSW IN BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold an information session May 4 about the University of Pittsburgh Master of Social Work degree offered on the Bradford campus.

The session, which will take place at 6 p.m. in Room 162 of Swarts Hall on the Pitt-Bradford campus, will feature Phillip Mack, director of admissions for the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, which is ranked No. 10 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 rankings of Best Social Work Schools. It is the top-ranked social work program in Pennsylvania.

Stephanie Eckstrom, coordinator of the MSW program in Bradford, will also be on hand.

Topics to be addressed include the admissions process, program structure, curriculum, financial aid and more. Applications are now being accepted for Pitt-Bradford’s eighth class being formed for Fall 2016. Prospective students can expect to complete the degree requirements by December 2019.

The MSW program at Pitt-Bradford is a part-time program offered by the Pitt School of Social Work in cooperation with the Bradford campus. It is taught by full-time and part-time School of Social Work faculty members, some of whom are members of the local social work community. The program continues to offer in-state tuition rates to students from neighboring counties in New York State.

The MSW program at Pitt-Bradford offers a concentration in direct practice with individuals, families and small groups, with a specialization in children, youth and families.

The MSW program at Pitt-Bradford admitted its first class of MSW students in Fall 2002. Its most recent class graduated in December, bringing to 111, the number of MSW graduates who have completed the degree in Bradford.

Students completing the MSW degree are eligible to take the examination to become a licensed social worker.

For more information, contact Eckstrom at (814)362-7527 or sae102@pitt.edu.

Port Allegany High School Alumni of the Month--Julie Klein Baker

We are very pleased to showcase noteworthy individuals who have left a fine legacy and defined the very essence of what and who we are - those who have made us better simply because they were here.

Alumni of the Month - Julie Klein Baker


Name
Julie Klein Baker

Year of Graduation
1971

What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?
After high school, I earned a bachelor of science degree from Slippery Rock, and then a master's degree from Western Kentucky University. I worked for General Telephone and Electronics in Tampa, Florida for 13 years, writing procedures and training manuals, and training instructors for telephone operators.

In 1993, I want back to school at King's College in Wilkes Barre, Pa, and graduated in 1997 as a physician's assistant. I worked for Charles Cole Hospital rural health clinics for 17 years and retired in June of last year.

I now work with World Medical Missions, the medical arm of Samaritan's Purse Ministries, on both their volunteer missions and disaster relief teams. I just returned from a month long mission trip to Zambia, Africa where I worked as a physician's assistant in a remote hospital. I will be planning future trips with World Medical Missions each year.

Where do you currently live?
Port Allegany

Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?
I had many excellent teachers in Port, Mr. Bates, Mrs. Stayer, Mrs. Gregg, Mr. Petzold, and Mrs. Brown, just to name a few. They were much better as teachers than I was as a student. I learned not only from their classroom instruction, but also from their examples of integrity. It was one of the reasons I chose to return to Port to live.

What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?
I always enjoyed going to football and basketball games. Lately, I've enjoyed making new memories at the outstanding musical concerts.

Thank you for this opportunity. We have a strong tradition of excellence at Port schools and a lot of outstanding graduates because of it.

Marie A. KINTER, 87, formerly of Ulysses, PA and Wellsville, NY

Marie A. KINTER
 Marie A. KINTER

Marie A. KINTER, 87, formerly of Ulysses, PA and Wellsville, NY, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Cuba Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Cuba, NY. 

Born April 10, 1929, in Bingham Center, PA, she was the daughter of Claude C. and Mary M. Bunnell Young. On August 6, 1948, in Ulysses, she married John E. Kinter, Jr., who predeceased her on March 31, 2004. She was a member of the Mills Union Church. 

Surviving are: two sons, C. Earl (Rosemary) Kinter of Middlebury Center, PA and Charles (Penny) Kinter of Elkland, PA; two daughters, Inez Champagne of Ft. Smith, AR and Melissa (David) Walsh of Allentown, NY; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Jean Newbury of Ulysses; nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Kaye Kinter; two brothers, Joseph Young and Selden J. Young; and three sisters, Claudia Byerly, Ella Johnson, and Marion Empson; and a son-in-law, Jim Champagne. 

Friends may call Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 1:00 PM. The Rev. Lowell Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mills Union Church, P.O. Box 11, Mills, PA 16937 or Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948. 

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

St. Marys Dispatched To 3 Vehicle Crash On South St. Marys Street

At 3:10 PM on Friday, St. Marys Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to East Arch & South St. Marys Street for a 3 vehicle accident.
Fire Dept. cancelled. All units driveable & off roadway.

House Action for the Week of May 2, 2016

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

Burton Rendell Shirey Memorial Service Saturday At First United Presbyterian Church in Coudersport

Burton Rendall Shirey
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Burton Rendell Shirey will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 30 at the First United Presbyterian Church, 402 N. Main Street in Coudersport.

Mr. Shirey, a longtime teacher, coach, school administrator and community leader in Coudersport, died in Hanover, Pa. on March 22. He had celebrated his 95th birthday on February 16.

He is survived by his wife, Edith , and children: Thomas (Cynthia) of Freeport; Susan Shirey of Coburn; Michael (Jill), of Hanover; Herbert (Jean), of Clarks Summit and Tami Shirey-Turchich of Hanover; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews and their families.

The family asks that memorials be made to the Coudersport Public Library Building Fund, 502 Park Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Burton Rendall Shirey, a longtime teacher, coach, administrator and community leader in Coudersport, Pa, died of natural causes at an assisted living facility in Hanover, Pa. on March 22. He celebrated his 95th birthday on February 16.

"Buzz," as he was known to his friends and family, was born on February 16, 1921 in Freedom, Pa. to Reuben Bird Shirey and Pearl Mae Rendall Shirey. He began his public education in rural Clarion County at the Delp School then returned to Freedom where he graduated from Freedom High School in 1938. In high school, he served as his class treasurer and excelled in football and basketball. He continued his education at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, graduating in 1942 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While attending college, Buzz worked at various steel mills in Beaver County during summer breaks, primarily at J & L Steel in Aliquippa. 

WWII Veteran
After college graduation and resuming work in the steel industry for a short time, Buzz enlisted in the US Navy and attended Officer Training School at Northwestern University in Chicago. Upon receiving his commission, he first served aboard an aircraft carrier in the Great Lakes training other Naval officers. Buzz then served in the North Atlantic on the USS Bear until a transfer to the South Pacific Theater aboard the USS Taluga until the end of World War II. He attained the rank of Lieutenant. Upon his discharge from the Navy in San Diego, Calif., he resumed working at J & L Steel.

A teaching vacancy with the opportunity to coach basketball brought Buzz to tiny Sigel High School in Jefferson County, Pa. As a result of the success of Sigel's basketball teams during the 1946-47 and 1947-48 school years, Buzz was inducted into the Jefferson County Sports Hall of Fame. 

In 1948, Buzz moved to Coudersport to teach and coach basketball and football. Buzz coached the Potter-McKean Little League All Star Baseball team in the 1951 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. His Coudersport Falcons basketball team played in the 1952 PIAA Class C State Championship game. 

Buzz continued his education at Alfred University and continued his educational career in Coudersport as a teacher, counselor, coach and prinicipal. The final seven years of his career were served as Superintendent of Schools.

Buzz was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Coudersport Consistory. He was a member of the American Legion Post 192 for over 65 years. Buzz was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, where he served as a Deacon, Elder and Sunday School teacher. He was active in numerous community organizations, most notably the Coudersport Exchange Club.

On June 23, 1950, in Lock Haven, Pa., Buzz married the former Edith Marie Machtley, a Coudersport health and physical education teacher. They were married 65 years and nine months. Edith survives along with the following children: Thomas (Cynthia), Freeport, Pa., Susan Shirey of Coburn, Pa., Michael (Jill), Hanover, Pa., Herbert (Jean), Clarks Summit, Pa., Tami Shirey-Turchich of Hanover, Pa. Buzz is survived by twelve grandchildren: Douglas (Vikki) Shirey, Stephen (Amy) Shirey, Tracy (Andrew) Brooks, Sean Patten, Ryan Patten, Lindsey Shirey, Jay Shirey, Nicholas (Angela) Shirey, Leigh Anne Shirey, Lauren Shirey, Alex Turchich, and Rachel (AJ) Spittel. He is also survived by six great grandchildren: Aiden Shirey, Ava Shirey, Eliana Brooks, Nina Brooks, Easton Brooks, and Aurora Spittel, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families.

Buzz was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nellie Shirey Grimm. 

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Burton will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the First United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, 402 N. Main Street, Coudersport, Pa.

The family asks that memorials be made to the Coudersport Public Library Building Fund, 502 Park Avenue, Coudersport, Pa. 16915.

To share memories of Burton R. (Buzz) Shirey, please visit www.wetzelfuneralhome.com.

Burton Rendall Shirey, a longtime teacher, coach, administrator and community leader in Coudersport, Pa, died of natural causes at an assisted living facility in Hanover, Pa. on March 22. He celebrated his 95th birthday on February 16.
"Buzz," as he was known to his friends and family, was born on February 16, 1921 in Freedom, Pa. to Reuben Bird Shirey and Pearl Mae Rendall Shirey. He began his public education in rural Clarion County at the Delp School then returned to Freedom where he graduated from Freedom High School in 1938. In high school, he served as his class treasurer and excelled in football and basketball. He continued his education at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, graduating in 1942 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While attending college, Buzz worked at various steel mills in Beaver County during summer breaks, primarily at J & L Steel in Aliquippa. After college graduation and resuming work in the steel industry for a short time, Buzz enlisted in the US Navy and attended Officer Training School at Northwestern University in Chicago. Upon receiving his commission, he first served aboard an aircraft carrier in the Great Lakes training other Naval officers. Buzz then served in the North Atlantic on the USS Bear until a transfer to the South Pacific Theater aboard the USS Taluga until the end of World War II. He attained the rank of Lieutenant. Upon his discharge from the Navy in San Diego, Calif., he resumed working at J & L Steel.
A teaching vacancy with the opportunity to coach basketball brought Buzz to tiny Sigel High School in Jefferson County, Pa. As a result of the success of Sigel's basketball teams during the 1946-47 and 1947-48 school years, Buzz was inducted into the Jefferson County Sports Hall of Fame.
In 1948, Buzz moved to Coudersport to teach and coach basketball and football. Buzz coached the Potter-McKean Little League All Star Baseball team in the 1951 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. His Coudersport Falcons basketball team played in the 1952 PIAA Class C State Championship game.
Buzz continued his education at Alfred University and continued his educational career in Coudersport as a teacher, counselor, coach and prinicipal. The final seven years of his career were served as Superintendent of Schools.
Buzz was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Coudersport Consistory. He was a member of the American Legion Post 192 for over 65 years. Buzz was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, where he served as a Deacon, Elder and Sunday School teacher. He was active in numerous community organizations, most notably the Coudersport Exchange Club.
On June 23, 1950, in Lock Haven, Pa., Buzz married the former Edith Marie Machtley, a Coudersport health and physical education teacher. They were married 65 years and nine months. Edith survives along with the following children: Thomas (Cynthia), Freeport, Pa., Susan Shirey of Coburn, Pa., Michael (Jill), Hanover, Pa., Herbert (Jean), Clarks Summit, Pa., Tami Shirey-Turchich of Hanover, Pa. Buzz is survived by twelve grandchildren: Douglas (Vikki) Shirey, Stephen (Amy) Shirey, Tracy (Andrew) Brooks, Sean Patten, Ryan Patten, Lindsey Shirey, Jay Shirey, Nicholas (Angela) Shirey, Leigh Anne Shirey, Lauren Shirey, Alex Turchich, and Rachel (AJ) Spittel. He is also survived by six great grandchildren: Aiden Shirey, Ava Shirey, Eliana Brooks, Nina Brooks, Easton Brooks, and Aurora Spittel, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families.
Buzz was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nellie Shirey Grimm.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Burton will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the First United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, 402 N. Main Street, Coudersport, Pa.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Coudersport Public Library Building Fund, 502 Park Avenue, Coudersport, Pa. 16915.
To share memories of Burton R. (Buzz) Shirey, please visit www.wetzelfuneralhome.com.
To express condolences and/or make donations, visit www.potterleaderenterprise.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/potterleaderenterprise/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=179420998#sthash.jOwRHg1f.dpuf

Parents of Potter County School Students!

Potter County, Pennsylvania : Potter County School-Based Intensive Case Managers are glad to announce Summer Programs for student’s enrolled in a Potter County School District.

Potter County School-Based ICMs will have 2016 Summer Program available for students taking place in each Potter County School District (Austin, Coudersport, Galeton, Northern Potter and Oswayo Valley) beginning in June 2016. These programs may be available for students that are Elementary level up to High School.

Parents are responsible for transportation for their kids to the summer program.

Please contact your specific school district ICM for details of their Summer Activity Program ….
Susan Moyer, Austin School District ICM at 647-8603
Catherine Marshall, Coudersport Elementary School ICM (for Grades 1-6) at 274-8055
Darcy Shutt, Coudersport Jr/Sr High School ICM (for Grades 7-9) at
274-8501
Tiffany Widmeier, Galeton School District ICM at 435- 6571
Corey Drabert, Northern Potter School District ICM at 848-7506.
Monica Williams, Oswayo Valley School District ICM at 260-1701

Summer Activity may include Art Activity, Baking, Cheer Camp (The Coudy Elementary Program), Cook-Out, Crafts, Puzzles, Library, Group Outings, Potter County History, Swimming , Walking Group etc.

CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT ICM FOR DETAILS SPECIFIC TO THEIR PROGRAM!!!!

Forest Management/Habitat Tour

On Sunday May 1st, 2016 the Susquehannock State Forest will be hosting its annual forest management/habitat tour. Each year we try to highlight a different region of the district and the forest/wildlife management practices that are taking place. This year the tour will be in the Oleona and Cross Fork areas of the County. 

Representatives of the Bureau of Forestry, PA Game Commission and Black Forest Conservation Association will be leading the tour. Topics this year include; the history of the Pennsylvania Civilian Conservation Corp, turn of the century logging and settlement, local equine camping and trail riding opportunities and district timber and wildlife management program. We will be traveling to multiple sites on State Forest Land to look at and discuss the topics mentioned above.

The goal of the tour is to exchange information, build a better relationship with those that use the state forest, and provide participants with a better understanding of the complexity and improvements that we are seeing, in terms of sustainable forest management in North Central Pennsylvania. We hope that all involved leave with a better understanding of how and why our State Forests are managed and are able to adopt some of these same forest and wildlife management techniques on their own properties.

The tour will begin at 9:00 am at Ole Bull State Park. The park is located off state route 144. Habitat Tour signs will be posted at the entrance to the park. The tour will conclude at 2:00 pm. The tour is free of charge. Transportation and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register for the tour call the district office at 814-274-3600 or email at fd15@pa.gov .

Local author Leslie (Rabbit) Jensen will be at the Galeton Public Library

Local author Leslie (Rabbit) Jensen will be at the Galeton Public Library on Wednesday May 4th at 7:00 pm to sign and read from her book A Woman’s Angle a book celebrating 20 years of Woman Fly Fishing.



Night Work Continues Next Week on I-80 in Montour County

Montoursville – A multi-year, $30 million project continues next week on Interstate 80 in Montour County with work in the westbound lanes Monday and Thursday nights.
Work on I-80 westbound will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday nights and be completed at 7 a.m. each of the following mornings.
The westbound passing lane will be closed from mile 226 to mile 229 while the contractor places subbase stone and installs drains.

The contractor will be off the highway for the weekend by 7 a.m. Friday.

This work is part of reconstruction project on I-80 eastbound from Danville to the Columbia County line. The project includes 3.6 miles of reconstruction and bridge work in the eastbound lanes. The project also will include shoulder construction and bridge work in the westbound lanes in order to maintain two lanes of traffic in each direction for the majority of the time during construction.

Other parts of the project include concrete patching in the eastbound and westbound lanes from the Northumberland County line to the Danville interchange. Construction began in late 2015 and will be completed in the fall of 2018.

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

Jones Township Dispatched To 3 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 219

At 2:20 PM on Friday, Jones Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a 3 vehicle accident near 2166 Wilcox Road with 3 injured patients. The crash is in the area of Lindgren Furniture. Report at least one person entrapped in the wreckage.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Honeoye Haven

At 1:09 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance was dispatched to Honeoye Haven for a woman who has fallen.

Fracking May Have Caused 2 Small Earthquakes Near Lawrence County Well Site


http://www.streamnewsnow.com/index.php/news/lawrence-news/item/7516-state-investigating-two-quakes-near-frack-site

11TH ANNUAL RAIL TRAIL RELAY RALLY PRESS RELEASE:

WELLSBORO, PA—The 11th Annual Rail Trail Relay Rally is Saturday, June 25 on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, near Wellsboro. Hosting the event is Team Katiebugs, a Relay For Life Of Tioga County team.

For a minimum donation of $20 per adult (13 and older), $10 for youth (6 to 12), or $50 for a family of up to four, participants can register to participate in a non-competitive hike or choose to bike the Rail Trail and receive an event T-shirt and a picnic lunch. Children under 6 can take part for free.

People who pre-register for the Relay Rally on or before Friday, June 10 will receive a T-shirt in the size they want. Those who register on June 11 or later will be guaranteed a T-shirt but not necessarily in the size they desire. In addition, after June 10, adults will be asked to pay a $4 late fee to enter. There is no late fee for youth, 12 and under.

On June 25, registration and sign in will be from 9:15 to 10 a.m. at the Darling Run parking lot, about eight miles from Wellsboro. Those who have pre-registered are asked to sign in and pick up their T-shirts. Those who do not plan to hike or bike can make arrangements in advance to pick up their T-shirts at the picnic lunch.

At 10 a.m., hikers and bikers will leave from the Darling Run parking area and walk or bike to the Turkey Path on the Pine Creek Rail Trail. At the Turkey Path, hikers will be given a choice. Those who wish can walk back to Darling Run (total hiking/biking distance is six miles) or can cross Pine Creek (weather permitting) and finish with a steep hike up to the Colton Point picnic area (total hiking distance is five miles).

From 12:30 to 3 p.m. on June 25 at Colton Point State Park, a picnic lunch will be provided to everyone who has registered for the Rail Trail Relay Rally.

“Some participants do not hike or bike but register and drive to see the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon from the different vistas and then come for the picnic lunch,” said Henry Berkowitz, one of the organizers.

“Others hike or bike a distance of their choice, turn around, return to the parking area, and then drive up to Colton Point for the picnic,” he added.

“The Relay Rally provides a nice outing on Pine Creek and is for a great cause,” said Berkowitz. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Tioga County Relay For Life.

Registration forms are available now through Friday, June 24 at Wild Asaph Outfitters, 71 Main Street, Wellsboro. Or, register by contacting Henry and Linda Berkowitz at 1-814-367-5826 or hlemc@verizon.net.