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Friday, October 24, 2014

Volleyball - Oswayo Valley vs Galeton

Volleyball - Oswayo Valley vs Galeton

Volleyball - Oswayo Valley vs Galeton 10/20/14
Congrats to Galeton JV and OV Varsity. It was Galeton senior night.

Photo Courtesy Of Leo Szczesny



LADY GATOR VOLLEYBALL SENIOR NIGHT - Senior Lady Gators and their parents will be recognized prior to the varsity competition between Port Allegany and Oswayo Valley on Friday, October 24. Team members to be honored are (left to right) Allison Lathrop, Rikki Rennells, Brooke Roys, Anniek Zengerink, Monica Johnson and Hannah Ernst.

Photo Courtesy Of Pam Fischer


RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cogan House Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2014-10-23 00:00:00 at site LAUREL HILL UNIT 11H in Cogan House Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Protecting Gun Rights

Although state law already prohibits local governments from passing their own gun laws or ordinances, a few of them – such as the City of Philadelphia – have done it anyway. So the General Assembly recently passed legislation, now awaiting the governor’s signature to become law, to deter the practice.

House Bill 80 gives legal standing to any person who has been adversely affected by any regulation put forth or enforced in violation of state law, and to seek injunctive and declarative relief, as well as to recover damages. Read more here.

Flood Mitigation Grant Awarded to Coudersport

Coudersport Borough was awarded a $376,000 flood mitigation project grant by the Commonwealth Financing Authority this week. The grant will be used to raise the Mill Creek and Allegheny River levees, which will impact more than 150 home and business owners in the region.

This is an important and worthwhile investment that will help ensure public safety and protect against property loss and damage. The grant is funded through impact fees collected on natural gas drilling in the Commonwealth. Read more here

Thanks for Coming…

It was a pleasure to join Rep. Kathy Rapp at her Kane Senior Expo this year. We had the opportunity to meet and talk with many people, including Basil and Francene Imbrogno of Kane.


Bill Targets Metal Thefts

Homes and businesses of all kinds – including oil leases in the area – have been hit by thieves looking to make a quick buck by stealing copper and other metals and then selling them. The House recently approved legislation taking aim at those criminals.

House Bill 80 creates the offense of theft of secondary metal and addresses the offense of criminal trespass for the purpose of stealing secondary metal. Under the bill, the grading of the offense and associated penalties increases based on the value of the secondary metal. When the value is less than $50, the offense is graded as a third-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum of one year in prison and a $2,500 fine. When the value is more than $1,000, the offense is graded a third-degree felony, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine. When a person commits a third or subsequent offense, it will always be graded a third-degree felony, regardless of the value of the metal stolen.

The bill awaits the governor’s signature to become law. Read more here.

Bucktail Regiment Memorial Bridge Dedication

I look forward to joining the Smethport American Legion this Saturday, Oct. 25, for the dedication of the Bucktail Regiment Memorial Bridge. The Bucktail Regiment was a group of young recruits from Cameron, Elk, McKean and Tioga counties that rose to the defense of the Union following the bombing of Fort Sumter in April 1861. It was so named because its members adopted the tail of the whitetail buck as their badge of honor and adorned their caps with it. I encourage you to come out to the ceremony, which will be held at 10 a.m. at the bridge on Route 6 over the Marvin Creek in Smethport.



Debbie Johnson, Jan Maree Treat and Felicia Rossette of the Port Allegany women's Club, show off the Deluxe Utility Tote from Thirty-one they will fill and donate to the Silver Anniversary Library Dinner Auction. The tote, with a value of $50, was donated by consultants Kacie Fischer-Lindsey and Alexis Reed. The tote will be filled to the brim with fun and useful products donated by club members to go with this year's theme - Silver Linings Dinner Cruise.

All are invited to set sail on Saturday, November 8, on the “Silver Linings Dinner Cruise” – the 25th Annual Dinner Auction -- to benefit Port Allegany’s S.W. Smith Library. This year’s cruise theme promises to bring an evening full of food, nautical games and fun, all aimed at getting the library’s operating budget in “ship-shape” condition.

As in previous years, new and gently used items, crafts by local artisans, and service donations are being sought to round out the bucket, silent and live auctions. New items especially are needed, as are monetary contributions. All donations may be taken to the library.

“Passengers” can “board the ship” when the Star Hose Company firehall doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner, catered by the Port Freeze, will be served at 7 p.m., with the live auction conducted by Dan Carter Auctioneering beginning at 8. It’s not too early to book your ticket; they’re available for $30 each, at the S.W. Smith Library, Port Freeze and Port Pharmacy.

In honor of this year’s special anniversary theme, for an additional $100 fee participants can reserve a “Captain’s Table” which seats 10 individuals and includes two bottles of champagne.

The “cruise directors” plan a full evening of games, including Message in a Bottle, and the awarding of three $100 prizes (must be present to win). In addition, the Port Allegany Education Association continues to support the local Library Auction with their donation of an iPad Mini and cover, which participants can “Sink or Swim” to win. Cruise-goers can also chronicle their memories of this special evening in the photo booth.

Don’t miss this opportunity to beat the November blahs; just buy your ticket, walk up the gangway and embark on a fun-filled voyage to benefit the library!

Photo Courtesy Of Pam Fischer

Certified Water Treatment Officials did not know that they were required to maintain the minimum disinfectant concentration

DEP Fines Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority for Failure to Maintain Minimum Disinfection of Drinking Water

PITTSBURGH -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has imposed one of the largest civil penalties in the last 20 years for violations of Safe Drinking Water regulations in the southwest region of the state. The $114,000 fine was brought against the Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority (WPJWA) for failing to maintain adequate disinfection of water the Authority delivered to its customers in November 2013.

“Safe Drinking Water regulations require that community water systems maintain a minimum disinfectant concentration in the water entering the distribution system,” DEP Regional Director Susan Malone said. “On at least fifteen occasions during November 2013, WPJWA failed to meet this requirement. In addition, the regulations require that a community water system notify the department within one hour and notify its customers within twenty-four hours. WPJWA did neither.”

Failure to maintain adequate disinfection is a violation that poses a threat to the health of those who receive and consume water supplied by community water systems, and timely notice allows the department and customers to take steps to protect public health. Due to the serious nature of these violations, DEP imposed a fine and outlined steps the Authority must take to ensure a similar incident does not occur in the future.

According to WPJWA, the violations occurred because its Certified Water Treatment Officials did not know that they were required to maintain the minimum disinfectant concentration. To address this claimed shortcoming, the Authority will provide 15 hours of disinfection training to the nine Certified Water Treatment Officials it employs. The training must be completed by Feb. 28, 2015.

WPJWA serves a population of approximately 120,000 individuals through approximately 40,000 connections. Its main office is located in Wilkinsburg.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 412-442-4000.

County signs on for groundbreaking local water study

County signs on for groundbreaking local water study

Water, water everywhere . . . but where does it come from, and what are its components?
Those timeless questions are about to be answered across much of Potter County through an ambitious partnership between the Potter County Board of Commissioners and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Details were shared during the August meeting of the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition, attended by many of Potter County’s public water system operators, county and local government officials and others with an interest in water resources.

USGS hydrologist Jeffrey Chaplin said the “baseline groundwater quality monitoring project” will provide valuable data for public policymakers.
The study is not in direct response to shale gas drilling in the region, but increased gas development is one factor in the heightened interest in water migration.

About 75 well owners will benefit by receiving a detailed analysis of their water – which would cost upwards of $4,000 if they contracted for it – at no charge. Most importantly, USGS and others will learn more about the characteristics of groundwater on a broader scale.

“This will be an extremely valuable tool for protecting our water when sites are chosen for certain types of development,” said coalition chairman John McLaughlin.

Chaplin emphasized that the data would be assembled and analyzed in a cumulative fashion, with the identity of individual well owners protected. “We are scientists, not regulators,” Chaplin said. “We provide the data and the information that helps people make informed decisions.”

According to the USGS project summary, purpose of the study is “to characterize the quality of groundwater from freshwater aquifers used by private domestic supply wells. Water can contain a variety of suspended and dissolved substances such as minerals, gases, and even bacteria. These substances are often naturally occurring but can also be influenced by activities occurring on the land surface. A comprehensive list of water quality parameters will be analyzed for each well as part of the study.”

Potter County Planning Commission has applied for $250,000 state grant to help cover the costs of the study. USGS will provide an additional $100,000 and oversee the field work and water sampling. Other partners may be recruited, including Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.
The Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection will also be involved. DEP geologist Mark Stephens said the study would complement decades of ongoing research and add invaluable information to the scientific community’s understanding of local water resources.

USGS recently launched a similar study in Lycoming County. Among partners are Geisinger Health Systems and Susquehanna Health. The agency is also working with officials in Wayne County to launch a similar study there. ▪

From the October – December 2014 issue of Shale Gas Roundup available at www.pottercountypa.net

Cooking for Crowds

Cooking for Crowds

Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate
for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups.

This class is being held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at PCEC’s Port Allegany office. The cost is $40.00 per organization (1 – 5 people) and $5.00 for each additional person. For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Tom Wilson Leete, 92, of Coudersport, PA

Tom Wilson Leete
Tom Wilson Leete, born May 27,1922 in Coudersport, PA, son of the late Tom and Bertha S. Leete.

A lifelong resident of Coudersport, he was married to the late Lois Rees and has four children, June (Roy) Hill, Wellsboro, PA, Thomas (Cindy) Leete- Sterling, Alaska, Martha (David) Pennell of Galeton, PA and Robert Leete of Coudersport, PA.

On December 30, 1983 he married the former Shirlee Smith and they have one daughter Anne Davenport- Leete of Coudersport, PA.

He is also survived by 3 step-children Nancy (Douglas) Pautz of Knoxville, PA, Tim Davenport of Mainesburg, PA and Thomas Davenport of Stowe, PA. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife he was preceded in death by one brother Ralph Leete from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also survived by a cousin, Judge John B. Leete of Coudersport, PA.
WWII Veteran

Tom graduated from Coudersport High School in 1939 where he was on the football team. He attended Penn State University until WWII where he served in Italy and North Africa.

He returned to Penn State majoring in Forest Management. He owned Leete Lumber Co. for many years. He was a life long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Coudersport and faithfully served his church as an elder, in the choir and even started the church garden.

He served on Coudersport Boro Council for 36 years, Potter County Planning Commission for 42 years, Potter County Tax Mapper for 22 years. Coudersport Football Statistician for 52 years, Coudersport Ambulance Association for several years as a First Responder, Coudersport Sports Boosters and others, one of the founders of the PA Lumberman’s museum served for 15 years and was a Founder of the Potter County Maple Producers Association. A true renaissance man, Tom’s life was full of interests and acquired abilities.

Tom’s Life Celebration will begin Tuesday, October 28, 2014 with a visitation from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Coudersport. Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 29,2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Rev. Evon Lloyd officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. A luncheon will be served following funeral services at the Leete Family Farm in Sweden Valley.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Tom Leete Good Sportsmanship Award for the Coudersport Football Team at the Citizen and Northern Bank, 10 North Main Street, Coudersport, Pa 16915.

Arrangements held by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd. (A Life Celebration Home). 210 North East St. Coudersport, Pa 16915




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Bradford Responding To MVA With Possible Ejection

Bradford Responding To MVA With Possible Ejection

At 2:40 AM on Friday, Bradfrod Ambulance and Bradford Township Fire Rescue dispatched to Corydon Street & Dorothy Lane for a motor vehicle accident with possible ejection.

Roulette 2014 Halloween Parade Is Saturday, October 25, 2014

Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Ham & Turkey Party Saturday, November 1st

Heart’s Desire Annual Holiday Open House Set For November 1st In Downtown Galeton, PA

Heart’s Desire Annual Holiday Open House
 Looking for an innovative shopping experience? 

Then come Christmas shopping at Heart’s Desire’s annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 1st from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Downtown Galeton.

Choose from a unique selection of new, vintage and locally made gift ideas including our very own Primitives Candles, a Heart’s Desire signature product. Browse a wide variety of local vendor gift ideas and home décor throughout two floors in a 1917 country store setting. You’ll be sure to find just the right gift for all the people on your list.

Enjoy live Christmas music by Vernal Pool performing Celtic & Appalachian music including traditional Christmas carols from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. They will be performing at the mezzanine at the front of the store, and the performance is free and open to the public.

C. F. Lawrenson, local artist/illustrator and author of two childrens’ books, Shalock and the Cloud of Bad Dreams and In Search of the Great Wild Kawkins, will be here for a book signing from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

 Rusty Williams, local wooden basket maker, will be here representing his popular line of handmade hardwood baskets. Also, new this year is coffee sampling from Speakeasy Coffee Company…they will be featuring their own line of small batch, high quality, specialty coffees.
As always, there will be refreshments and drawings for gift certificate giveaways. Homemade cookie plates will be scattered throughout the store for your enjoyment. 

Shop Heart’s Desire for quality products and affordable pricing along with lots of “one of a find” gifts and collectibles. Galeton’s most innovative shopping experience is your Christmas shopping headquarters! Heart’s Desire is located at 27 West Main Street, Galeton, open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday Noon – 3 p.m.

PSA Has Full-Time Night LPN & RN Positions In Galeton & Ulysses

Think About It

Is It Hard To Say NO?

Someone once said that the definition of stress was “When your heart says no but your mouth says, Yes, I’d love to”. Many of us have difficulty saying no. We get roped into to many things, serve on too many committees, involved in too many activities, and all the while wishing we’d never open our mouths. Such is the plight of many.

There have been many times that I have kicked myself for volunteering to do yet another project. And if I didn’t kick myself, my wife was willing to do it for me. In a schedule that is already filled with numerous tasks, why do I add another one? Why do you? Is it that we like pain? Or are there other reasons behind our actions that we are unaware of that we need to address and deal with.

For many who have a hard time saying no, the problem relates to issues within themselves. We don’t want to disappoint people, because we’re afraid that somehow that will reflect back on us. For others saying no reflects on their understanding of what their Christian faith is all about. Thinking that we need to be a servant, we agree to serve anywhere and everywhere. We want people to like us so we agree to do what they ask, and then quietly resent them for asking us in the first place, failing to realize that we put ourselves in that position.

The way that we change is by learning to set up boundaries. When we have loose or no boundaries, we allow others to walk all over us, and ultimate take advantage. Yet the problem isn’t with them it’s with us. We give away our power, our time, and our energy. Instead of giving these things away, we need to learn to protect them.

Even Jesus said no to the demands of people to pray and be alone. Taking care of himself made him more effective in helping others. Do you need to practice saying “No”? Think about it.

Potter County Annual Dinner For Community Foundation For The Twin Tiers At Ulysses Firehall Saturday

Glow Run 5K Saturday At Mitchel Park in Coudersport Benefits Suicide Prevention


Online-Only Auction of 2 Homes, Land & Service Garage In Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA Bidding Closes November 6, 2014


Barbershop Show To Benefit Area Food Banks Saturday, Oct. 25 At Coudersport High School

Cole Memorial Seeking Licensed Practical Nurse

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Marine Cpl. Donovan E. Clancy, Ridgway. PA

 Services Saturday For Missing Ridgway Marine
US Marine

RIDGWAY, Pa. — A celebration of life will take place Saturday in Ridgway, Pa. for Marine Cpl. Donovan E. Clancy after his commanding officer officially submitted a determination of death.

The celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, in St. Leo's Church, 111 Depot St., Ridgway, Pa. The family asks that donations in Cpl. Clancy's name be made to the Wounded Warrior Fund

According to the Stars and Stripes news service, Clancy, the grandson of Edward G. Clancy, Jr., of Hornell, was reported missing on Sept. 26 in a swimming-related incident while wading in heavy surf conditions on the northwestern shore of Tinian.

Exhaustive searches were conducted Sept. 26-30 for Cpl. Clancy, who is from Ridgway. The five day search was conducted by land, sea, and air assets and encompassed 1,714 square nautical miles, according to military officials and press reports.

Stars and Stripes reported that on the morning of Oct. 1, Coast Guard District 14 Commander, Rear Admiral Cari Thomas, suspended the search for Clancy, who was swept over the reef at LamLam Beach on the northwestern side of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, Commander, Joint Region Marianas, released a statement in response to the suspension of the search for the missing Marine, who was temporarily assigned to Tinian.

"May God bless the family of Cpl. Donovan Clancy and the Marines assigned to Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18. My thoughts are with the Marines on Tinian during this difficult time as they are away from their homes. The training they are participating in as part of Forager Fury and the work they do every day are vital to the defense of our nation. To the families of everyone who has been affected by this tragedy, our hearts and prayers go out to you."

Clancy is also survived by his wife, Tiffany Clancy, and his stepson, Brandon Clancy.

According to the military, Clancy's commendations include the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Meritorious Mast, Korean Defense Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

By Neal Simon
The Evening Tribune

Read more: http://www.eveningtribune.com/article/20141023/News/141029831#ixzz3H29D8uzI

Edna R. Lord, 83 years of age, of Sloan Road, Caton, NY

Edna R. Lord
Edna R. Lord, 83 years of age, of Sloan Road, Caton, NY, passed on Oct. 21, 2014 at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pa.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1931 in Trenton, N.J., the daughter of Orville and Eunice Hoagland. She was a graduate of Trenton High School and Trenton State College with a degree in Elementary Education.

Edna and Bob were married on June 16, 1956 in Trenton, N.J. She was a devoted wife and her children and grandchildren were the light of her life. Edna taught elementary school in Trenton, N.J, Hornell, N.Y., and in Corning at the Beaver Valley Elementary School and other Corning area schools. She was also a substitute teacher, teaching assistant, and classroom volunteer.

In 1983, she received a degree in Human Services from Corning Community College and worked for New York State in the Developmentally Disabled field at Painted Post, N.Y. She retired from New York state in 1993.

Edna enjoyed volunteer work with the Corning Library as well as singing with the Caton United Methodist Choir. Her other hobbies included reading, writing, and helping others. Edna was a member of the Caton Grange and Twin Tier Vintage Car Club. She and Bob ran the Caton Community Blood drives for many years at the Caton United Methodist Church.

Her survivors include her beloved husband of 58 years, Bob; daughter, Pamela (Lord) Roller and son-in-law, Jay, of Valencia, Calif.; son, Roger and daughter-in-law, Lynn (Withers), of Moravia; two grandchildren, Heidi (Lord) Wright and her husband, Corey, of Lockport, N.Y., and Bryan (fiancée Katie Stayton) Lord, of Moravia; sister, Mary Mehaffey, of Lakeland, Fla., and sister-in-law, Jane Lord, of LeRoy, N.Y.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 East First St., in Corning. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in the Caton United Methodist Church with Pastor Beth Bouwens and Pastor Chad Sayers officiating.

The family would appreciate that memorial donations be given to the Southeast Steuben County Library System.

Edna’s family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DNCR Grants Benefit Hanley Park, Austin Dam and Majestic Trails

DCNR grants to help revitalize Hanley Park
Austin Dam & Majestic Trails Also Funded

By ALEX DAVIS Era Reporter a.davis@bradfordera.com
Bradford Era

Recreation areas in McKean and Potter counties will be improved with the help of $247,200 in recently awarded state grants.

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced on Oct. 17 that $175,000 will help revitalize Hanley Park in Bradford; $62,200 will go toward the rehabilitation of the Austin Dam Memorial Park in Potter County; and $10,000 would be used to help maintain motorized recreation trails in the Majestic Trails Park, McKean County.

Austin Borough is the recipient of $62,200 for the rehabilitation of the Austin Dam Memorial Park from the DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program. Work would include construction of roadway access; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

In McKean County, the Majestic Kamp & Lost Trails Inc. will receive $10,000 to purchase tracks for a bulldozer used for maintenance of motorized recreation trails in the Majestic Trails Park. 

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$142. Stolen From Purse In Parked Car in Smethport

No Injuries For Hartstown Couple After Car Hits Deer On Rt. 6

State Police Investigating Burglary of Seasonal Residence

Oswayo Man Charged With Stealing Electric Power

Charges Pending In Genesee Altercation

Actor & Victim Cited For Harassment

16 Year Old Cited For Tearing Up Yard With A Pickup Truck

Tree Stand Stolen In Sharon Township

Bradford Man Cited For Bad Checks

PA Lumber Museum Associates Annual Meeting Saturday, October 25th at 12:00 Noon

Mercer Livestock Auction Market Report for October 21, 2014

Mercer Livestock Auction
Market Report for October 21, 2014

Weather: Overcast, Cool

Commercial Bulls: (Hvy. Wt) $110.00 to $127.00
Commercial Cows: (Core) $95.00 to $110.00

Fed Colored Steers: (High Choice) $160.00 to $171.00
Fed Colored Heifers: (High Choice) $150.00 to $168.50
Fed Holsteins: (Choice) to $140.00

Feeder Steers: (Core) $185.00 to $217.50
Feeder Heifers: (Core) $160.00 to $177.50 - No high end
Feeder Bulls: (Core) $170.00 to $200.00

Calves: (Core) $380.00 to $460.00
Brood Cows: to $1,550.00

87 Ringside Buyers
673 Internet Buyers/Viewers

Next Super Fall Special: Fri., Nov. 14th @ 6:30 PM
Go to www.mercerlivestockauction.com for exciting market news, promotions, Open Buying Day & Special Feeder Sales. Every auction live internet viewing /bidding!

24 Hr. Market Report Line 800.685.7552 ext. 215

Potter County Annual Dinner For Community Foundation For The Twin Tiers At Ulysses Firehall Saturday

Statement on Vandalism

Statement on Vandalism

"The apparent acts of vandalism that took place in Clarion County to the campaign signs of my opponent, along with reports of stolen campaign signs from the yards of my supporters is deplorable. These actions have no place in the democratic process or otherwise, and I fully support the efforts of law enforcement to hold the perpetrators responsible for their actions."

—Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson

Emporium Celebrating 150th Birthday

Tom Wolf Was Peace Corps Volunteer Before Going In Business


Phoenix Sintered Metals Contributes to Youth Programs

Phoenix Sintered Metals Contributes to Youth Programs

Left to right, Penn State DuBois' Director of Development Jean Wolf and Chancellor Melanie Hatch accept a check from Phoenix Sintered Metals Chief Operating Officer Steve Leuschel and Community Initiatives Coordinator Nick Hoffman.

DuBOIS – Phoenix Sintered Metals of Brockway, PA has contributed support to youth programs at Penn State DuBois through a Pennsylvania state tax credit program. The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, and allows businesses to contribute to specified educational institutions in lieu of regular state tax payments. Specifically, EITC requires that businesses support scholarship funds for youth.

At Penn State DuBois, programs that benefit from the Phoenix gift include Kids in College and Math Options. Kids in College provides fun learning opportunities in reading, science, art, and more for thousands of youngsters. The main objective of the program is to increase students' interest and knowledge in the arts, science, and technology, and to provide challenging experiences which are not part of the regular school curriculum.

Math Options is designed to teach young girls how math skills apply to a variety of real-world situations and rewarding careers. The hope is that they stay interested in mathematics by learning about the opportunities and success that they can realize through its' use. The program is aimed at the specific seventh grade female demographic because statistics show that they are at the greatest risk for losing interest in these essential subjects.

"The DuBois Campus of the Pennsylvania State University has been a major player for post- secondary education in our area. Phoenix has been working with the local university on specialized programs over the last four years," said Steve Leuschel, chief operating officer and general manager of Phoenix Sintered Metals. These programs have been a tremendous benefit to the educational needs of our employees. We are grateful to have this significant resource right in our back yard. We are pleased to contribute to Penn State DuBois’ innovative educational programs such as Kids in College and Math Options."

Upon receiving the check from Leuschel, Penn State DuBois chancellor Melanie Hatch remarked, "We are very grateful for the gift; the programs it supports are going extremely well, and are so important to the youth of this area. One of our favorite ways to reach out to our community is to support our area youth, and provide opportunities for learning that they may not have available in their regular curriculums. Our programs supplement what children learn in local schools, and give them an edge in their educational pursuits; an edge they’ll maintain throughout their student career."

Alumni Awards to Honor Three Individuals for Success, Support

Alumni Awards to Honor Three Individuals for Success, Support

DuBOIS – The Annual Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards Banquet will honor three individuals who have demonstrated leadership and ingenuity in their fields, as well as steadfast support for the campus. Joyce Fairman, of DuBois; Craig Pearce, currently of Istanbul, Turkey; and Robert Ellinger, currently of Maridi, South Sudan, will receive awards at the banquet scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, at the Lakeview Lodge at Treasure Lake. All members of the community are invited to attend.

Fairman has been selected as this year's recipient of the Distinguished Ambassador Award. This award is given to an individual who may or may not be an alumnus, but has made outstanding contributions to the campus and its mission. She is the president of the board of directors for the Fairman Family Foundation. Established by her late husband, Alan Fairman, the foundation supports activities that promote the physical and mental health of young people in area communities. At Penn State DuBois, the Fairman Family Foundation contributes support for efforts including children and youth programs and the BEST Robotics Competition, and is the naming contributor to renovations on the Alan R. Fairman House, a home on campus for the honors program and alumni as well as staff offices.

Fairman currently works in the oil and gas production field and is part owner of Fairman Corporation, an operator of natural gas wells. She retired from Atlas Pressed Metals in 2011, where she worked for 20 years as the accounting and systems manager. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1976, and her MBA in 1984, also from IUP. Additionally, Fairman serves on the Council of Trustees for IUP, is active in her community with such organizations as the St. Catherine Church Fundraising Committee, The Association of Women Investors Organization, the DuBois Area YMCA, the United Way, the DuBois Public Library, and is a former member of the Penn State DuBois Athletics Fundraising Committee.

Pearce is one of two recipients of this year's Outstanding Alumni Award. This is awarded to a Penn State DuBois alumnus who graduated from or attended campus 11 to 40 years ago and demonstrates professional leadership with an impact on society, leadership within their professional field, citizenship in their community, and engagement with a campus or alumni group. Pearce is a University Distinguished Professor at MEF University in Istanbul, Turkey.
He is the founding Director of the Deloitte Leadership Institute at Ozyegin University in Istanbul, Turkey. He was formerly the Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria and was the Donald Clifton Chair in Leadership and the Director of the Institute for Innovative Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, he worked with Peter Drucker at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management.

Pearce received his B.S. with Honors and Distinction in Management and a minor in Psychology from Penn State in 1987, his MBA in Management from The University of Wisconsin-Madison 1988, and a Ph.D. in Management and Organization from The University of Maryland-College Park in 1997. He is also a co-founder of an agricultural biotechnology company and an active keynoted speaker and consultant to business organizations including American Express, Behlen Manufacturing, British Bakeries, Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America, Land Rover, GEICO Insurance, Panda Restaurant Group, Rayovac, Pickering Foods, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, The Rouse Company, Rover Cars, Serono, SK Group Korea, and SmartScan Imaging. His research interests are Shared Leadership, Hierarchical Leadership, Ethics/Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Performance.

Robert Ellinger will also receive the Outstanding Alumni Award. He is Senior Management Advisor for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) International Ltd. He currently works as South Sudan Country Director in Maridi, South Sudan, Africa, but calls Treasure Lake home. He is Chief of Party for the Electrification Sustainability Program (ESP), overseeing a technical assistance program funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) supporting the process of achieving long-term sustainability for three recently constructed electric generation-distribution utilities serving the towns of Kapoeta, Maridi and Yei in the Equatoria States of South Sudan. Prior to his current assignment, Bob worked on several short-term assignments in the African countries of Uganda and Liberia. In 2011 he completed a three year assignment as Chief of Party for the Rural Electrification Development Program (REDP) in Bangladesh.

Ellinger began his career in rural electrification as the Energy Management Advisor for United Electric Cooperative in DuBois. He has more than 25 years of experience in rural electrification programs having served in staff positions in DuBois prior to moving to Delaware, Ohio where, at the age of 34, he became Ohio’s youngest general manager of an electric distribution cooperative. While in Ohio, Ellinger served as vice president of the Ohio Managers Association and chairman of the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives Youth Committee. Ellinger earned an associate degree in business administration from Penn State DuBois in 1980, and was awarded membership in the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. He is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and an avid follower of Penn State athletics both in DuBois and University Park.

The cost for dinner at the Alumni Awards Banquet is $25.00 per person. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to Julie by November 6, at 814-375-4775 or  

Thank You To Roulette & Port Allegany Fire Departments....

We would like to thank the Roulette and Port Allegany Fire Departments for their quick response the night of our chimney fire. 

Their thoughtfulness and thoroughness was greatly appreciated. It makes a person appreciate the small communities we live in. 

Once again - Thanks and job well done.

Carl and Bonna Johnson

Two tri-colored beagles STILL MISSING since October 8th from Hamilton road in Ulysses

TJ Kirsten Williams 2:21pm Oct 23
STILL MISSING since Wednesday, October 8th from Hamilton road in Ulysses. Two tri-colored beagles. A female with orange collar and a Male with a green collar. Can text or call 203-5589 if seen. Thank you

Former Philadelphia traffic judge charged in bribery case

Former Philadelphia traffic judge charged in bribery case

Inmate Assaults Correction Officer at SCI Forest

Inmate Assaults Correction Officer at SCI Forest

Posted by Joanne Bauer
 Explore Clarion 

JENKS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Marienville-based State Police say an incident of Aggravated Assault occurred at SCI Forest, in Jenks Township, Forest County.

Police are investigating an incident that occurred around 1:33 p.m. on October 17 when a known, 35-year-old SCI Forest inmate cut an SCI Forest Correction Officer with an unknown object.

The laceration required six stitches, according to police.

Charges are pending.

The above report was released to exploreClarion.com on October 22, 2014.

Ulysses Boro Seeking Candidates For Assistant Secretary



Just as this region is on the verge of a major “gas rush” again, an extremely important House Bill has not been put on the back burner in Harrisburg, it’s been taken off the stove! This can be changed. As tired of politics as many of us are with November closing in, here is something just as important as your vote. House Bill 1684 was removed from the table in October … a terrible loss for landowners but not so for O&G industries. Refreshing our memory: 1684’s purpose was to amend PA’s Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act (Act 60 of 1979) … that wonderful law intended to ensure that No One was to receive less than a 12.5% royalty. Thinking that was a “OK! Now the playing field is leveled!” many happily signed leases w/12.5% (or better!) royalty clauses. It didn’t take long for those receiving checks to realize Company Expenses were being subtracted before checks were written. Royalty percentages were actually being calculated at a much lower rate than the lease agreement stated On The Front Page and the checks reflected that. Darn those hidden clauses on back pages!

With a loud outcry from the public this same Bill 1684 can be placed solidly on the table in January @ the House level and the Senate level. Whether one receives direct benefit from its passing in the form of a fatter royalty check or indirectly thanks to ACT 13 money coming into our townships from state O&G activity … makes no difference. PA’s subsurface resources have great value. Let’s be sure a fair share of the riches reach those who sign leases, and the counties whose needs are great.

Bombard November’s winning representatives, those who will be going to Harrisburg in 2015. Insist that House Bill 1684 be put back on the table. Watch what steps NARO (National Association of Rights Owners) is taking throughout the state to educate rights owners and legislators about current related issues. Everything ties into together and becomes meaningful when we’re all on the same page. Pipelines, storage fields, O&G leases, right-of-ways are all part of the same prosperity package and the welcome mat is out when companies play fair and compensations are equitable.

It is your land, your money, your well-being that’s

On the table when House Bill 1684 is placed solidly in

Front of legislators again.

Will you choose to make it happen? The power is yours!

Janice L. Hancharick

This week's Pet of the Week is Dakota

This week's Pet of the Week is Dakota

She was a stray that was found pregnant that we took in sometime last year. She gave birth to her kittens at our East Smithfield location. Most of the kittens have been adopted since then and now Dakota is ready for her new home. She can come off as a little shy when first meeting you, but once you start petting her and loving on her -- she is forever yours! She is a very low maintenance, independent cat. She would adjust well to a home with a calm dog and children. She is good around most other cats given enough space. Dakota is up to date on vaccines, micro-chipped, spayed, and litter trained.

Please feel free to contact us at 570-724-3687 if you are interested in Dakota or any of our other pets available for adoption! Check out our new Adoptable cat blog at acscats.wordpress.com to get updates on our kitties or go on our webpage www.animalcaresanctuary.org to see what others are available.