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Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday Morning Insights


Large Estate Coin Auction Saturday, March 7th At Carter Auction Center In Allegany, NY

www.carterauctions.com

Part Time Cook / Housekeeper Needed At Lakeview Senior Care In Smethport

Hazel's Auto Sales Now Offers Towing & Recovery Services As Well As Used Car & Truck Sales


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Sunday, March 1, 2015

7th Annual Festival Of Choirs USA Set For August 15, 2015 In Port Allegany, PA

www.festivalofchoirsusa.com

Northern Potter School District Northern Potter Athletics for the week of March 2, 2015

Northern Potter Athletics for the week of March 2, 2015
Monday, March, 02
6:00PM Boys 7th/8th Basketball Home Coudersport Area Jr/Sr High School
6:00PM Girls 7th/8th Basketball Home Coudersport Area Jr/Sr High School


Wednesday, March, 04
6:00PM Boys 7th/8th Basketball Away Cowanesque Valley Jr/Sr HS
Departs: 5 PM
6:00PM Girls 7th/8th Basketball Home Cowanesque Valley Jr/Sr HS


Friday, March, 06
6:00PM Boys 7th/8th Basketball Away Oswayo Valley High School
Departs: 4:30PM
6:00PM Girls 7th/8th Basketball Away Oswayo Valley High School
Departs: 4:30PM


Saturday, March, 07
10:00AM Boys 7th/8th Basketball Home Cowanesque Valley Jr/Sr HS
10:00AM Girls 7th/8th Basketball Away Cowanesque Valley Jr/Sr HS
Departs: 9 AM

Port Allegany Native Marlene Chase Wilcox Authors Children's Book


**MARLENE CHASE WILCOX IS A PORT ALLEGANY NATIVE WHO NOW LIVES IN CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE. THE CLEVELAND DAILY BANNER HAS ALLOWED US TO REPOST THIS RECENT ARTICLE FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY BACK HOME TO READ. 
MARLENE'S BOOK CAN BE PURCHASED FROM TATE PUBLISHING IN PAPERBACK OR AS AN EBOOK DOWNLOAD.

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 01 at 7:57PM EST until March 02 at 7: 00AM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for

WARREN-MCKEAN-POTTER-ELK-CAMERON-NORTHERN CLINTON-CLEARFIELD-
NORTHERN CENTRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARREN...BRADFORD...COUDERSPORT...
ST. MARYS...RIDGWAY...EMPORIUM...RENOVO...DUBOIS...CLEARFIELD...
PHILIPSBURG
757 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO FLURRIES THROUGH THE NIGHT...BUT
COULD LINGER THROUGH SUNRISE.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL FROM SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR
VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
USE CAUTION IF TRAVELING. FOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION...GO
TO WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE OR MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Galeton, 3-1-15

by Martha Pennell, 
mpennell@northernpottersd.org

A plaque honoring Betty Devling’s many years of service as Church treasurer, among other roles will be placed in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian church. 

The upcoming 60th wedding anniversary (March 5th) of Jean and Henry Lush was celebrated after worship at First Presbyterian. A special cake was served by their daughter, Alyson
Leach. 

The upcoming 90th birthday (March 6th) of Agnes Lechler was celebrated at the fellowship dinner of the two congregations at Saint Paul’s Lutheran church. The second oldest living member of Saint Paul’s, Agnes worked at the Parrot factory and for Lush Brothers for many years. 

Grapevine newsletter information needs to be received by Robin Leach at First Presbyterian church by March 3rd. 

The Lent World Hunger Project of the congregation of Saint Paul’s Lutheran church will go to “Stack a Backpack with Food.” This project supplies children receiving free meals at school in the U. S. with meals for the week-end. 

Coin boxes received to fill during the Lenten season will be collected during worship on Easter Sunday. 

Pastor Tom’s sermon for the second Sunday in Lent was titled, “Energizing Affirmations.” 

At the beginning of the Easter story, Jesus taught his disciples a new idea of rejection (Mark 8: 31-38…the Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected of the elders…whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross…). 

Jesus taught people and his disciples to take up the cross and follow him; life would not be easy but they would be great in the sight of God. 

Never having despair, he knew everything was possible with God. Doing something for Jesus is winning life; life according to him is spending it, not hoarding it. 

We should not be afraid to lose our life, for Jesus gives us life. Pastor Tom told us to look at our values. How do our lives look to God? We should not lose our souls to cheap stuff or unimportant things. When we save our lives, then lose them, God says, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” 

 Never extinction, but always resurrection. Let us follow Jesus!

Women Assaulted At 3:00 AM InTheir Coudersport Home


Ted A. Whiting, 74, of 40 W. 5th Street, Emporium, PA

Ted A. Whiting, 74, of 40 W. 5th Street, Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands DuBois on Saturday (February 28, 2015) morning.

He was born June 4, 1940 in Sterling Run, PA a son of the late Beryl Hazen.

US Air Force
On June 30, 1967 in St. Marks Catholic Church he married Mary Richey Zito Whiting, who survives.

Ted was raised by his grandparents the late Harry & Grace Whiting. He graduated from Emporium High School and served his county with the US Air Force for over 10 years. Ted retired from GKN where he worked for many years. 

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Emporium Fire Department where he served as fire police. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving
In addition to his wife Mary Richey Zito Whiting
Daughter: Mary Grace Olay and her husband Gary, Emporium
Daughter: Gina Zito and her husband Lynn Stickles, Rochester, NY
Son: Mark Zito and his wife Lori, Atlanta, GA
Son: Michael "Mick" Zito and his wife Kim, Douglasville, GA

Daughter-in-law: Denise Zito, San Jose, CA
6 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Stan Whiting
Brother: Richard Whiting
Brother: Harry "Mac" Whiting
Brother: Phil Whiting

Preceded in Death By
Mother: Beryl Hazen
Son: Frank Zito
Grandparents: Harry & Grace Whiting
Several Brothers and Sisters

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the First United Methodist Church 306 S. Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (March 3, 2015) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net 
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Police Dispatched To Invesitgate These Crashes

2015 - 48593/1/20155:36 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 287 HWYPINE TWP
2015 - 48533/1/20154:11 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTMILL STSHINGLEHOUSE BORO

Ambulance Dispatched For I-86 Rollover Crash

At 5:37 PM on Sunday, Cuba Ambulance dispatched to evaluate a male patient from a rollover crash on I-86 Westbound, just east of the exit. 

6:01 PM--CUBA FIRE DISPATCHED FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL AT SCENE.

Genesee Man Charged With Indecent Assault Of Juvenile


No Injuries In Crash On Baker Creek Road

Assisted by Coudersport Fire Department & Ambulance. Towed by Kightlinger Motors.

Port Allegany Dispatched For Disabled Tractor Trailer On Rt. 6 Hill

At 5:27 PM on Sunday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. dispatched for traffic control on the first hill out of port Allegany on Rt. 6 for a disabled tractor trailer in the roadway. Use caution if you are traveling in that direction.

Bradford Dispatched to Vehicle Accident On West Warren Road

At 4:26 PM on Sunday, Bradford Township & City Ambulance dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on West Warren Road at Songbird Lane. Unknown details.

2 Vehicle Accident At Browntown Road & Rt. 219 Near Bradford

At 4:20 PM on Sunday, Bradford Township Fire Rescue & City Ambulance dispatched to Rt. 219 South & Browntown Road for a 2 vehicle accident. Unknown Injuries or entrapment.

4-COUNTY NEWSLETTER … FOR MEMBERS AND PUBLIC

It was known as soon as several companies puts their agents “boots to the ground” AGAIN across our region over a year ago (“Lease! Sign this lease!”), that the undercurrent of OGM activity was picking up. That same current of activity became even stronger when landowners were asked to sign new leases to update storage documents that increased the size of buffer zones. Auction results will be determined later this year.
Multiple companies jumped into the picture and the pace picked up when Shell’s Gee and Neal wells in Tioga produced Utica nat gas BIG TIME. The full house audience 4-County had @ the Ulysses meeting in November 2014 was a welcome sight, and a learning experience for how the Group works. We listened to the offer on the table … the best one @ the time, and had a strong discussion. Was this the best we could do, or should we wait for something better? After all, even though oil was sinking we knew our money-maker was nat gas. Rig counts reported down, but production was up. It doesn’t take as many rigs as it used to to make a strong market impact. One wellpad can produce on many levels , in many directions, and send laterals out 2 miles … probably more by the time you read this. Technology has sky-rocketed in the O&G industry in recent years , benefiting all involved.

All but a very few members chose to put off leasing this past November. Then that deal moved on. Companies looking @ 2014 earnings watched OPEC play politics, continuing the “stare down” with USA’s oil. These firms considered how many acres they had leased but were not yet in production. ( FYI: It IS cheaper to put in a shale well now than it was 10 years ago, and prices have risen since their all-time low in ’08 but not significantly. )

Where has this left landowners? Personal directions are chosen up to a point. For those needing $$ NOW, there are a few leases to be had for timeframes that may not be advantageous. They may not provide clauses necessary to protect the public’s well-being nor those of the land, or the leases may be dropped. Advice that needs repeating often … never accept a bank draft as payment! Never spend promised money until the green crosses your palm!

Expect slowdowns to continue due to yearly maintenance activities all companies must participate in. Companies invested (or considering investing) in PA are watching new rulings coming out of Harrisburg. Will they hurt or help oil and gas activity and/or related service industries. PIOGA and NARO are two watchdog organizations for local drillers and landowners, both very active in the capitol.

4-County members this is what is faced daily. In spite of the strong, continued interest our region drew @ NAPE in TX (note the rising count for unconventional drilling permits in western and north central PA) CX representatives look @ offerings from all angles. This is a region blessed with natural resources both surface and subsurface. The lease put together for us and by us, is being marketed nonstop. Don’t take that lightly. Oil and Gas companies (eg. Shell) are having to focus on natural gas right now because oil is suffering. This region saw major companies suddenly look elsewhere for shale profits a few years ago, but that’s no different than a farmer harvesting one field or one crop before another. Going where the pickin’s good … no … best ! Companies are on their way back, back to a region Dr. Engelder from PSU recently described during his presentation as one with great potential for Utica development, the shale 4-County always said would be our “cash cow”.

It’s a good feeling for businesses and individuals alike to hear and realize how accurate predictions have become. It’s simply taken longer than anyone would have liked. Determined as 4-County members, royalty owners, and wannabes are to make this region’s subsurface resources the rainbow’s pot of gold , it’s obvious more patience and work is still ahead of us. Numerous members are NOT sitting on back waiting for a phone call or CX letter to tell them a lease is on the table. The worker bees of the Group recall what was asked of them. They’ve shared info from meetings w/neighbors, they’ve asked detailed questions about offers when agents come around, and quickly shared with CX or the Group’s Coordinator the actual % and $$ amounts they’ve seen on paper . Some members have gone on sites like GMS (Go Marcellus Shale) to challenge mis-information when its presented, and they’ve contributed solid information as it becomes available. It’s long been realized … this region’s top resource is its people. They will be @ the spring meeting making a difference, being a part of the progress strived for.

Besides members of 4-County, PIOGA, NARO, and local organizations/businesses wanting to see this area prosper, the public in general sees the added value development of natural gas & oil can bring to our counties, our state, and certainly our country. Let’s count our blessings, then commit ourselves to working together to achieve this goal.

Janice L. Hancharick 
4-County Landowners Group
Email: jlhanch@nc.rr.com Phone: 919.876.2917

St. Marys Man Arrested For Suspicion of Being DUI


Phillip M. Ittel, 97, of Warren, PA

Phillip M. Ittel
Phillip M. Ittel, 97, of Warren, PA, died Friday morning, February 27, 2015 at his residence after an extended/brief illness. 

WWII Veteran
He was born July 23, 1917 in Warren, PA, to the late Leon George and Ruth Octavia Goodwin Ittel. He was a 1935 graduate of Warren High School and a 1942 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. 

 He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army with the Pacific Theater, serving in Australia, New Guinea, Leyte, Mindanao and Japan. 

Phillip is formerly of Panama City, Fl, Homerville and Madison, GA., Pas cagoula, Miss., Pine Bluff and Camden, Arkansas. 

He was employed with the former Warren Veneer and Panel Company, Allegheny National Forest and the National Forest in Coeur D Alene, Idaho. He retired from International Paper Company after 36 years service, retiring as Operations Manager. He had served from August 1987 to June 1998 as Arkansas State Director of AARP's Income Tax Program. He had also served on the City of Camden Planning Commission for 4 years. 

He was a member of the Society of American Foresters, Southern Forest Institute, American Pulpwood Association, Arkansas Forestry Association, American Legion, a former Rotarian and a member of Toastmasters International. He was a member of Penn State Alumni Association and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was an avid golfer, bowler and enjoyed the outdoors and horse racing.

He is survived by 1 Son - Leon George Ittel of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.,
2 Sisters - Verta Ittel and Arvilla Erickson both of Warren, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Winchester Ittel whom he married October 26, 1946 in Johnson City, NY who died April 19, 2009. 

A funeral and committal service will be conducted at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Rich Pearson, Pastor, officiating. Full military honors will follow the funeral service by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. and U.S. Army Personnel. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or St. Louis R.C. Church, 202 N. Adams Street, Camden, Arkansas 71701.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Seneca Resources To Place Traffic Lights In The Elk State Forest

Elk State Forest
News Release Elk State Forest

Written by Andy Sidelinger, Forester.

TRAFFIC LIGHTS IN THE ELK STATE FOREST

Due to increasing costs and the need to become more efficient Seneca Resources
Corporation, the mineral rights owner in the East Branch Dam Area of the Elk
State Forest, has requested and been granted the approval to utilize mobile
traffic light and camera facilities to manage traffic associated with their
current gas exploration activities.

These mobile traffic light and camera facilities are comprised of small trailers 
able to be moved by pickup truck and
fitted with either closed circuit cameras, multiple traffic light arrays, or
both depending upon what is needed where they are placed. They will be
moved to the necessary locations depending on the nature of the gas activity,
be it construction, drilling, or fracking and will be controlled remotely from
a centralized control station manned around the clock by multiple trained
staff.

Although most often these traffic lights and cameras will be located
along the Shawmut Grade or on Seneca Resources property they will sometimes
need to be located at road intersections and locations within the Elk State
Forest. These traffic lights and cameras, although helpful and highly
efficient, will by no means eliminate the need of manned security stations that
have been used by Seneca for the past three years. Lastly, we at the Elk State
Forest ask that you please obey all traffic signals and security stations for
your safety and for the safety of the ongoing gas operations.

If you would like to contact us for more information, please call the District
Office at 814-486-3353. You can visit us online at www.dcnr.state.pa.us. Also check
us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elkstateforest.

Thanks To All For Steve Cochran Benefit...

We would like to thank everyone that made the Spaghetti dinner for Steve Cochran a huge success. 

Special thanks to St. Bibiana Church and the women’s auxiliary, Galeton Shop and Save, and Gerald and Jim who went above and beyond. To Lorrie and her peeps from the senior center who worked non-stop. Annie kept the rowdy kitchen crew under control and Jill was the energizer mopping bunny, while Mr. T. and Sandy were raffle pros. Chuck from Baxters baked a boat load of bread. Many awesome people came together with donations, killer baked goods and their valuable time. Thanks to everyone!

Happy to say after a month of test driving different hospital beds Steve is home and working on building up his strength.

So many great people came together to help a great family, the only way we knew how, and while doing it, had a great time! Only wish Steve and Kris were there to feel the love in the room for them. We send all our love and healing energy to an awesome family. Thanks to the wonderful communities we live in.
 
Thanks again,
The Cruise Director

3/1/2015 1:55 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 21000 ROUTE 15 S COGAN HOUSE TWP


3/1/20151:55 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 21000 ROUTE 15 S COGAN HOUSE TWP
MORRIS & LIBERTY DISPATCHED

3/1/2015 1:54 PM FIRE / STRUCTURE 5094 ROUTE 349 CLYMER TWP

3/1/20151:54 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE 5094 ROUTE 349 CLYMER TWP
CLYMER, WESTFIELD & GALETON DISPATCHED TO AUTOMATIC ALARM.

Bradford Mayor Updates Water Emergency

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

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 01 at 1:32PM EST until March 02 at 7: 00AM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Potter County.

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Bowers / Folk Receive Rotary's Paul Harris Award


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Coudersport Rotary’s guest speaker was Andy Kulp, co-founder of the program, “To Fill a Backpack”

Rotary’s guest speaker was Andy Kulp, co-founder of the program, “To Fill a Backpack”.
Andy and Jackie Culver founded “To Fill a Backpack” program in 2002. They purchased three backpacks and supplies and gave to children who needed them. Donations started coming in after they started putting a few ads and notices in local papers, and the program expanded.

The largest distribution was in 2013, when they gave out 1241 backpacks in over 35 towns and in 6 different counties, including McKean, Potter, Bradford, Lycoming, Tioga, and Cameron. They do 6-7 events a year to raise funds for the program. 

All the monies raised and donations given go back into the organization. All persons involved are volunteers. Rotary members commended Andy for his continued service to those in need.

Photo & info by Cathy Bowers

Bradford Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Minard Run

At 12:03 PM on Sunday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. & City Ambulance dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of Minard Run Road and High Street. Caller reports possibly one injury.

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 01 at 11:55AM EST until March 02 at 7 :00AM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for

WARREN-MCKEAN-POTTER-ELK-CAMERON-NORTHERN CLINTON-CLEARFIELD-
NORTHERN CENTRE-

1155 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...OCCASIONAL SNOW WILL FALL THROUGH THE DAY TODAY...AND
INTO TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS
LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL FROM SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR
VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
USE CAUTION IF TRAVELING. FOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION...GO
TO WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE OR MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

REPORT SNOW OR ICE ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
STATE COLLEGE BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO CTP.STORMREPORTS@NOAA.GOV...
POSTING TO THE NWS STATE COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET
@NWSSTATECOLLEGE WITH THE HASHTAG C...T...P...W...X.

2015 - 4832 3/1/2015 11:47 AM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 362 SHIPPEN TWP


2015 - 48323/1/201511:47 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 362SHIPPEN TWP
2015 - 48233/1/20157:38 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTWOLF RUN RD&ROUTE 6DELMAR TWP
2015 - 48173/1/20154:48 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 19WILLING

Recalls

Oscar's Hickory House Recalls Beef Jerky Product Due To Processing Deviation
Oscar's Hickory House Inc., a Warrensburg, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 32 pounds of beef jerky product due to a processing deviation.

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 01 at 4:27AM EST until March 02 at 7: 00AM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for

WARREN-MCKEAN-POTTER-ELK-CAMERON-NORTHERN CLINTON-CLEARFIELD-
NORTHERN CENTRE-

427 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY...

Large Estate Coin Auction Saturday, March 7th At Carter Auction Center In Allegany, NY

www.carterauctions.com

Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Benefit At Port Allegany VFW On Rt. 155 South


Shinglehouse Ambulance Annual Chicken BBQ & Bake Sale Sunday, March 1 At Shinglehouse Fire Dept.

Part Time Cook / Housekeeper Needed At Lakeview Senior Care In Smethport

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 28 at 9: 33PM EST until March 02 at 7:00AM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Potter County.

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Winter Weather Advisory issued February 28 at 6: 54PM EST until March 02 at 7:00AM EST by NWS

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2/28/2015 5:35 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 6737 ROUTE 414 LIBERTY TWP

2/28/20155:35 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT6737 ROUTE 414LIBERTY TWP
IBERTY & MORRIS DISPATCHED TO ONE VEHICLE CRASH WITH NO ENTRAPMENT. .lYCOMING COUNTY ALS DISPATCHED.

Crash reported at Red Rock on Derrick Road

About 4:15 PM, Crash reported at Red Rock on Derrick Road.

****Boil Water Advisory Still in Effect ****

City of Bradford Police

****Boil Water Advisory Still in Effect ****

As expected, the last 24 hours pushed the water system closer to normal operational levels. Overnight the authority had several new reports of minor line breaks that are considered normal for this time of year.

If you are you are a residential water customer and still do not have water, you probably have a frozen pipe in your home or frozen service line from the main line to your home. You will need to call a private plumber or contractor to resolve frozen pipes of any sort.

Additionally we are still under the emergency declaration with anticipation of that declaration being lifted at a special council meeting scheduled for 12:00pm (noon) Monday. All residents and commercial customers are reminded to continue to follow the strict water conservation request

The emergency operations center is being moved to the central fire station at 25 Chestnut Street with operating hours of 9:00 AM thru 9:00 PM. Central Fire Station is also the sole location for drinking water distribution. To contact the emergency operations center call 814-368-3141.

Port Allegany / Roulette Dispatched To Rt. 155 North

At 3:30 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept & Roulette Ambulance with Medic 6 dispatched to Rt. 155 North for a possible Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Margery A. “Minnie” Mooney, 74, of Ceres, PA

Margery A. “Minnie” Mooney  “beloved wife, mom, and grandmother”

uuuMargery A. “Minnie” Mooney, 74, of Ceres, PA, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY, after a lengthy illness.

Born November 10, 1940 in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of Clifton and Winifred Norton Marvin. On September 26, 1958 in Portville, NY, she married Francis B. Mooney, who survives.

Minnie was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. She was employed by AVX Corporation in Olean, NY for 12 years and later worked at Zippo Manufacturing in Bradford for 15 years until her retirement.

Minnie loved to play solitaire and read, but her greatest love was her family.

Surviving besides her husband are four sons, Mark A. (Laurie) Mooney of Beaver Dams, NY, Jaime A. (Mary) Mooney of Hudson, Ohio, Brett A. (Anita) Mooney of Macedonia, Ohio, and Tracy O. (Pam) Mooney of Garfield Heights, Ohio; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Minnie was predeceased by three brothers, Richard Marvin, Edgar Marvin, and Robert “Pete” Marvin; and three sisters, Barbara Baldwin, Twila Stickles and Verna “Peggy” Dumke.

In keeping with Minnie’s wishes, services and burial were privately held in the Evergreen Cemetery, Ceres.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Minnie’s name may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Minnie’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

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

Bradford Township Dispatched to Vehicle Fire

At 3:19 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Sept. dispatched to a vehicle fire at intersection of Niles Hollow & West Songbird Road.
3:28 PM--BRADFORD AMBULANCE DISPATCHED FOR BURN VICTIM

Coudersport Ambulance To Buffalo Street

At 2:10 PM on  Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Buffalo Street for a medical emergency.

SUV Crashes Into Montoursville Antique Store Striking Customer

https://www.facebook.com/SunGazette

CELEBRATING OUR MAPLE HERITAGE THROUGHOUT MARCH ON PA ROUTE 6

Maple producers are a key part of the history and heritage along PA Route 6. These skilled craftsmen have passed along traditional production methods and developed an extensive product line that proves that maple syrup is just not for breakfast anymore. Declaring that Pennsylvania has the best maple syrup and products in the country, the PA Route 6 Alliance is recognizing March as Maple Month across Route 6.

Northern Pennsylvania is home to the majority of award winning maple producers from the state’s Farm Show; producers who practice traditions passed down through generations. From the How Sweet is it Farm in Saegertown on the western side of the corridor to the Journey’s End on the eastern side. The Best Syrup of the Show was from Jim and Dora Tice’s sugarhouse in Mainesburg and the top two winners in the Other Uses categories were Hamilton’s Maple Products in Ulysses and Charles Nelson from Genesee. Tice’s, Hamilton’s, and Nelson are located in the center part of the corridor.

Recently the International Maple Syrup Institute released information on how maple syrup is lower in calories and higher in nutritional value than other commercially available sweeteners. Since it is all natural, it makes a perfect ingredient for the whole or green food diet. The maple producers along the PA Route 6 Corridor are making a variety of tasty treats including maple dressing, mustards, marinates, snacks and candy.

March, when the sap is flowing, is the perfect time to visit these producers and their neighboring sugar houses to learn more how each producer collects and processes a little different and to taste the array of new maple products being developed each year. Most of the awards winning producers are part of a regional maple weekend. The PA Route 6 Alliance encourages travelers to make a weekend out of it by staying at one of the nearby bed and breakfast or local inns. See the PA Route 6 website for lodging choices – http://www.paroute6.com/where_to_stay.

One place not to miss to learn about the heritage of maple production is Hurry Hill Maple Farm and Museum, 11424 Fry Road, Edinboro (between MM 17N-18N), Pennsylvania’s only museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the art and craft of making pure maple syrup and related products. The museum is open on Sundays from 2-5pm throughout the spring, but tours can be arranged privately. For more information, see www.hurryhillfarm.org

Another place to learn about maple sugaring is at Keystone College in Factoryville (MM 322). On its Woodland Campus, the college has its own small maple sugaring operation that includes a sugar shack with a hobby-sized evaporator, and of course a sugarbush, where there are approximately 275 taps deployed. www.keystone.edu/woodlands/maplesugaring/

The following are the dates for the Maple Weekends across PA Route 6. Copies of maps and brochures can be found on the PA Route 6 website: www.paroute6.com under What To Do, Monthly Feature.

March 14 & 16, 2015

Northwest PA Maple Association Taste & Tour Weekend
(Sites are near Mile Markers 00N – 27N and 23 – 98)

Fifteen sugarhouses in the northwestern counties of Crawford, Erie and Warren, including How Sweet It is Farm and the Hurry Hill Maple Museum, open their doors to the public on Taste & Tour Weekend. Come and visit with your local maple syrup producers and see "how it’s done." See first- hand the process of tapping the maple tree, collecting sap and boiling it down to make delicious syrup. Many maple sugar makers produce additional confections from their syrup. Most have free samples available, as well as products for sale. For more information, call 814-333-1258 or visit www.pamaple.org

March 21 & 22, 2015

Endless Mountains Maple Weekend
(Sites are near Mile Markers 234- 275)

A driving tour of maple open houses in the Endless Mountains Region of Bradford, Sullivan, Wyoming and Susquehanna Counties. Watch sap being boiled down, sample maple treats and lean the old age tradition of “sugaring” combined with some new technology.
www.pamapleassociation.com

11th Annual Maple Weekend, Potter and Tioga Counties
(Sites are near Mile Markers 175 – 244)

The Potter/ Tioga Pennsylvania Maple Weekend is a true tribute to all things maple. The Maple Weekend is a “traveling festival” that allows visitors to observe tree tapping, sugar boiling, and other maple-related activities in Potter and Tioga counties. Fifteen members of the Potter/Tioga Maple Producers Association open their sugar shack doors during Maple Weekend for a deliciously educational experience. For more information, visit www.pamaple.com

Northwest Maple Producers
HHF-Hurry Hill Farms, Photo Credits Cal Robinson

Potter-Tioga Maple Producers
Potter-Tioga, Photo courtesy of PA Route 6

Endless Mountains Maple Producers
WM3-Photo courtesy of Wayside Maple

2/28/2015 12:56 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 311 W MAIN ST WESTFIELD BORO

2/28/201512:56 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT311 W MAIN STWESTFIELD BORO
CLYMER  & WESTFIELD  , MEDIC 6 DISPATCHED TO 2 VEHICLE CRASH IN PARKING LOT OF ACKLEYS. ONE PATIENT REPORTED.
1:13 PM--VALLEY AMB. DISPATCHED & RESPONDING

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 28 at 12: 14PM EST until March 02 at 7:00AM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for
WARREN-MCKEAN-ELK-CAMERON-CLEARFIELD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARREN...BRADFORD...ST. MARYS...
RIDGWAY...EMPORIUM...DUBOIS...CLEARFIELD
1214 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SUNDAY
TO 7 AM EST MONDAY.

* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 INCHES
OVER SOUTHERN CLEARIELD COUNTY, POTTER, TIOGA.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION DURING THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS SUNDAY AND BECOME STEADIER AND HEAVIER SUNDAY
AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF BY DAYBREAK MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL FROM SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR
VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

Bartlett seeking Republican nod for McKean County Sheriff

Hiel “Butch” Bartlett
BRADFORD, Pa. – Hiel “Butch” Bartlett, a local police officer with more than 19 years of experience in law enforcement, has thrown his hat in the ring for McKean County sheriff.

Bartlett is seeking the Republican nod in the upcoming May Primary Election..

“With your support, I look forward to having the opportunity to make the McKean County Sheriff's Department into a public serving agency which will strive to ensure the safety and protection of the residents of our great county,” he said.

Bartlett has spent the last 15 years as a police officer with the City of Bradford Police Department. While employed at the City of Bradford Police Department he held the position of Detective and now serves as a School Resource Officer in the Bradford Area School District.

“In my time working as a School Resource Officer I have had many opportunities to work with our students and see firsthand how amazing these students truly are,” he said. “In my first year as School Resource Officer I started a Criminal Justice Club comprised of students ranging from grade nine to grade twelve who are interested in exploring more about the fields of police, fire, and EMS service.

“The club, which now has more than 45 active members, prides itself on being a community-serving club and have assisted the Bradford community with several different events.”

Most recently the students sponsored the National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Walk, which encouraged community members to come out and show thanks to the local police departments.

He is also a Certified Instructor for Patrol Response to Active Shooters and of the ALiCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Program.

The ALiCE Program is designed to prepare students, staff and the community on what to do in the event of an active threat situation. I have worked to train employees of The Bradford Area Schools, Port Allegany Schools, Otto-Eldred Schools, Austin School District, Beacon Light, The Learning Center, Saint Bernards School, Zippo, Case, Bradford Township Fire Department, Derrick City Fire Department and the City of Bradford Fire Department.

“It is my goal as sheriff to continue these trainings county wide to insure that all police, fire, and EMS personnel in McKean County are trained and knowledgeable of the ALiCE response program so that in the event of an active threat, we are prepared to respond as a team and successfully protect all of McKean County's citizens.:

He also would like to use the opportunity as Sheriff to offer school districts throughout the county that have been unable to staff a School Resource Officer, a sheriff's deputy to help protect our children and school staff.

“Having additional School Resource Officers available throughout the county will insure that no School District will have to go unprotected when school is in session”
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He also wants to address training for jail employees.

“We can begin by insuring that our McKean County Jail staff receives up to date training on handling the modern day criminal. Our jail staff has a very hard job dealing with the people our community has decided we do not want out in public until their punishment time has been served.

“Providing them with proper training can help us make our jail a place where criminals will not want to go because we will not cater to their every request. Jails are designed to decrease the comfort levels of those incarcerated in them, not to provide them with perks they have not earned the right to be given. “

“I have always prided myself as a police officer in standing up for what is right and to make fair and unbiased judgments when facing any situation. I am a firm believer in our U.S. Constitution and am a strong supporter of our second amendment right.”

Bartlett graduated in June 1989 from Salamanca (N.Y).Central High School. After graduation he completed an associate degree in Applied Police Science from Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College. Then went on to attend the Mercyhurst Municipal Police Academy where he obtained my Act 120 Police Certification.

He and his wife, Christine Warfield-Bartlett, reside in Bradford Township.

Galeton Weather report for February 2015

Well, we say farewell to February 2015. It was a very cold and historic weather month. I am told it was the coldest February on record and perhaps the coldest winter month EVER.

More low high temperatures were noted across the state since 1934. In January and February we had 14 days below zero (10 in February). Pine Creek, Berger Lake and Lyman have been frozen over, solid since mid January. I am told the ice on Lyman is 18" thick. It will be interesting to watch it jam up when the thaw starts, if ever. This morning (28th) I noted the highest barometer i have ever noted 31 inHg.

We received 1.10" melted precipitation and 15.4" of snow. We had snow cover all month with several 11"-12" depth readings. The average was 9.6". Last year we had 2.32" of precipitation and 21.3" of snow. We had several mornings with in town readings of minus 10-17 degree readings and reports out of town, at West Pike readings of minus 26F. Readings in McKean county were minus 32-34 degrees. The average high is 32 degrees with the average low of 18 degrees. The record high is 57 degrees (2002) and the record low is minus 6 (2007). It is easy to note that we broke the low record on several days. Average rainfall is 1.67.

Just think, spring will be here in about 3 weeks. However, March can be a very snowy month.

Henry W. Lush
NWS Observer

Second Alarm For Possible Structure Fire In Mt. Jewett

At 11:37 AM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire & Ambulance dispatched to a possible structure fire at 4 Phillips Street in Mt. Jewett with smoke showing.

11:42 AM--2nd alarm for Smethport, Kane & Hamlin Township to possible structure fire.

11:47 AM--ALL UNITS RECALLED BY COMMAND

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched To Area of Rite Aid

At 11:37 AM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to area of Rite Aid for a person lying on the ground outside with a possible allergic reaction.

2/28/2015 10:01 AM FIRE / STRUCTURE SPRUCE ST, CLYMER TOPWNSHIP

2/28/201510:01 AMFIRE / STRUCTURESPRUCE ST ST
CLYMER & WESTFIELD DISPATCHED TO POST OFFICE FOR SMOKE ALARM ACTIVATION.
10:19 AM--RECALL BY CHIEF 5

Friendship Dispatched To Vehicle Fire

At 9:46 AM on Saturday, Friendship Fire Dept. dispatched to a vehicle fire at 31 Moss Brook Road.

Storm Totals Predicted For Sunday



WARREN-MCKEAN-ELK-CAMERON-CLEARFIELD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARREN...BRADFORD...ST. MARYS...
RIDGWAY...EMPORIUM...DUBOIS...CLEARFIELD
618 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...


* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION DURING THE
EARLY MORNING HOURS SUNDAY AND BECOME STEADIER AND HEAVIER
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL FROM SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR
VISIBILITY AT TIMES.


Update on the Straub Brewery fire:

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Update on the Straub Brewery fire:
A fire that did $300,000 worth of damage at a Straub Brewery maintenance building was burning for about half an hour this morning before it was reported.

State Police Fire Marshal Greg Agosti says a fiber optic connection to the building was lost at about 8:47 this morning, indicating the earliest known time of a problem. He says no one was in the building at the time, and it did not have a fire detection or sprinkler system. The fire was discovered and reported at 9:14 a.m.

No one was hurt.

Agosti has ruled the blaze accidental and says there are absolutely no signs of foul play.
The main brewery was not damaged and remains open for business.

The Crystal Fire Department (St. Marys) and Fox Township, Johnsonburg and Ridgway fire departments battled the blaze. PennDOT, DEP and the St. Marys Street Department and Ambulance assisted as well.

 

Cameron County Girl Scout Cookie Sale At Olivet's Saturday from 11 to 3

2-28 Cookie Booth Sale

Shinglehouse Ambulance Annual Chicken BBQ & Bake Sale Sunday, March 1 At Shinglehouse Fire Dept.

Cole Memorial Hospital Is Seeking Hospice Volunteers

Part Time Cook / Housekeeper Needed At Lakeview Senior Care In Smethport

Troopers Investigating Hit & Run On Rt. 646 In Keating Township


Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sale At Northwest In Coudersport Saturday


Known Male & Known Female Charged After Physical Altercation


Friday, February 27, 2015

...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA EARLY SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY...

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1026 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
EARLY SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY...

.A POTENT AND SLOW MOVING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL IMPACT THE
REGION WITH PERIODS OF SNOW BEGINNING EARLY SUNDAY...AND
CONTINUING THROUGH AT LEAST A PORTION OF SUNDAY NIGHT.

WARREN-MCKEAN-ELK-CAMERON-CLEARFIELD-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARREN...BRADFORD...ST. MARYS...
RIDGWAY...EMPORIUM...DUBOIS...CLEARFIELD
1026 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A LIGHT GLAZING OF FREEZING DRIZZLE IS
POSSIBLE AS THE SNOW ENDS LATE SUNDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION DURING THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS SUNDAY AND BECOME STEADIER AND HEAVIER SUNDAY
AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL FROM SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR
VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

* WINDS...SOUTH AT 5 TO 10 MPH SUNDAY THEN SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15
MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 10 AT SUNRISE ON SUNDAY...RISING SLOWLY
THROUGH THE TEENS AND 20S SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. STAY
TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF WEATHER
INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO
BE FOUND AT...WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE.

Thompson Issues Statement on Passage of Bill to Fund the Department of Homeland Security

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 33, legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security through March 6, 2015.

“It is our Constitutional duty to ensure that our country remains safe and today’s vote will adequately fund agencies under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security. Plus, there are no funds in the bill to support the President’s unilateral actions on immigration.

When the Executive and Legislative Branches of our government are in disagreement, the Judicial Branch must play referee, and that is exactly what took place when a federal judge sided with a complaint filed by 26 states in opposition of the President’s moves towards amnesty.”

The legislation passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 357 to 60.


USE CAUTION ON RT. 6 BETWEEN ROULETTE & COUDERSPORT

9:54 PM--CAUTION ON ROUTE 6 AT ROULETTE / EULALIA TOWNSHIP LINE FOR DISABLED AMBULANCE IN ROADWAY.
At 10:43 PM--COUDERSPORT FIRE DEPT. DISPATCHED TO ASSIST STATE POLICE WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL AT THIS SCENE.
10:55 PM--RECALLED, SCENE HAS BEEN CLEARED.

Robert Confer, 95, of 394 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA

Robert Confer, 95, of 394 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA, passed away, Thursday, February 26, 2015, at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born in Venus, PA on September 27, 1919, a son of the late John L. and Verna I. (Goodman) Confer.

On December 27, 1943 in Bradford he married Ruth "Beebe" (Diller) Confer who survives.

Mr. Confer attended Bradford schools. He had been employed at Kendall Refinery for 19 years and then at National Transit Company for 20 years, retiring in 1981 as a supervisor.

He was a member of the National Transit Retirees and AARP.

In addition to his wife of 71 years he is survived by a daughter, Linda L. (Larry) Esch of Barboursville, VA and a son, Douglas A Confer, of Bradford, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Florence Ludwig and Violet Voorhies and six brothers, Cecil Confer, Francis Confer, Herbert Confer, Philip Confer, George Confer and Jack Confer.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services at 11:00am on Monday, March 2, 2015, in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., with Rev. Seth McClymonds, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701 or the First United Methodist Church.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.comRobert Confer

Nancy T. Campbell, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, 62, of 48 Walker Ave., Bradford, PA

Nancy T. Campbell,
Nancy T. Campbell, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, 62, of 48 Walker Ave., Bradford, PA passed away, on Friday, February 27, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born September 27, 1952, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Louis R. and Ruth (Bradish) Borsa Sr.

On September 18, 1970 in North Carolina she married James R. Martin who preceded her in death. On June, 21, 1988 in Bradford she married Craig L. Campbell who survives.

Mrs. Campbell was a 1970 graduate of Bradford Area High School. She had worked for her cousins, the Dodaro Family, her entire career, as a waitress, at Caesar's Cove, Legend's and Anthony's Restaurant.

She was a member of the Italian American Progressive Club, and she volunteered at CARE for Children.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Tina M. Martin, of Bradford and Lisa S. Martin of Erie, two brothers, Peter (Anne) Borsa, and Louis Borsa Jr., all of Chicago, three grandchildren, Tyler James Martin, C. Maximo Martin-Paterniti and Robert W. King, Jr. and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parent’s one brother Arthur L. Borsa and one sister Rosanne Backer.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 10:00 to 11:00am in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to CARE for Children PO Box 616 Bradford, PA 16701.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Judith Diane Duffy, 70, of Smethport,PA

Judith Diane Duffy,
Judith Diane Duffy, 70, of Smethport,PA died Thursday (February 26, 2015) in The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

She was born Nov. 26, 1944 in Niagara Falls, NY, the youngest daughter of six children of William A. and Hazel E. House Pringle. On Dec. 17, 1963, in St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, she married William Owen Duffy, who survives.

Mrs. Duffy was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and had worked in health care with several facilities over the years.

Judy loved cooking, canning and preserving. She did much of this from her gardens that she grew. She liked sewing for her family and household. She was also an avid sports fan, especially of football and basketball. Judy found relaxation in reading. She enjoyed non-fiction, since she tended to be a no-nonsense individual with a good sense of humor. She was a one-of-a-kind woman who mastered anything she put her mind to. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 10 children:
5 sons: Matthew of Girard, PA; Daniel of Castle Rock, CO; Mark of Central, SC; William of Bradford, PA; Charles of San Antonio TX.
5 daughters: Kathleen Luce of Olean, NY; Patricia Kabir of SC.; Bridget Grohe of Smethport; Nora Buterbaugh; Frances Duffy of Syracuse, NY.
19 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren
3 brothers: Charles L. Pringle of Waller, TX; Richard A. Pringle of Norman, OK, & Russel G. Pringle of Houston, TX
1 sister: Donna J. Gioia of Lockport, NY, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son: Owen William Duffy, and one brother: John D. Pringle

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 13, from 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Hamlin Memorial Library, 123 S. Mechanic St., Smethport, PA 16749. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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



Helen J. Keesler, 88, of Bradford, PA.

Helen J. Keesler,
Helen J. Keesler, 88, of Bradford, PA passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

She was born on March 1, 1926 in Bradford, a daughter of the late Carl A. and Leona C. Funk Johnson.

She was a 1944 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

On November 19, 1945 in Bradford she married Donald A. Keesler who survives.

She was a member of the West Branch United Methodist Church. Every summer after their retirement Helen and her husband would travel to Frewsburg, NY and camp until the fall.

She was employed by Zippo Manufacturing Co. for 30 plus years; retiring in 1986.

In addition to her husband of 69 years, Donald A. Keesler of Bradford, she is also survived by one daughter, Carol Felmlee of Bradford; one sister, Arlene Clark of Bradford; one daughter-in-law, Laura Keesler of Gifford; three grandsons, Steven Larson of Colorado Springs, CO, Adam Felmlee of Port Allegany, Scott Larson of Bradford; three great granddaughters, Abby Larson, Rae el Larson, Haleigh Felmlee and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one son, James Keesler.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. with funeral services to immediately follow with the Rev. Matthew Blake, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish officiating.

Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the West Branch United Methodist Church, 605 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA 16701 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.



Hamlin Memorial Library is offering a Pysanky Egg decorating class.

The Hamlin Memorial Library is offering a Pysanky Egg decorating class taught by Betsy Swanson on Saturday March 7th from 9am – noon. All materials and instruction are included so that participants can draw with wax and dye an egg to take home from class. The cost of the class is $12 , please contact the library at 887-9262 for details and to register for the class.

A Meeting with the Governor

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Friday, February 27, 2015 The latest news from the State Capitol

A Meeting with the Governor…

This week, I had the opportunity to talk with Gov. Tom Wolf about several issues of interest to rural Pennsylvania. We talked about overregulation of the conventional oil and gas industries, development of a rural community college, and fair funding for rural school districts and communities with high amounts of state-owned lands.

It is important for the governor to understand the unique challenges we face, and it is even more important for him to recognize how some of his proposed policies may impact our region. I was glad to have the chance to bring these issues to his attention.

To read more about our discussion, click here.
 

Bradford City Water Service Update

As of Friday, water service is slowly and steadily being restored to Bradford City Water Authority customers. Due to the structure of the system, most city residents have water but it will take a little longer to get service restored to the outlying areas. The city’s large water storage tanks were about 50 percent full as of Friday morning’s briefing.

Per the direction of city officials, all customers with water should continue to conserve it while crews work to get the system back to normal. Also, when using water for activities such as cooking or brushing teeth, you must continue to first boil the water.

I cannot say enough about the hard work and dedication of water authority crews, emergency responders and county and city leaders who have dedicated much of the last week to restoring water service and ensuring the health and safety of residents affected by the water line break. Thank you to all have pitched in – whether in big ways or small – to make a difficult situation a little bit easier.
  

Outreach Office Hours Set for March 5

 
To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, March 5:

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

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

House Votes to Get Government Out of Liquor Business

 
The House took an important step this week in the effort to get government out of the liquor business. Pennsylvania is one of just two states in the nation with full control over the wholesale and retail sale of wine and spirits.

House Bill 466, which passed by a vote of 114-87, includes a series of reforms for beer, liquor and wine sales in Pennsylvania. It would create one-stop shopping opportunities to buy beer, wine and spirits. It also would double the number of outlets where people can purchase wine and spirits and allow beer distributors to sell six-packs, 12-packs and growlers, rather than cases only.

It is estimated liquor privatization could generate at least $1.1 billion in up-front revenues. Revenue from taxes on the sale of beer, wine and spirits would continue.

Finally, the proposal would ensure the state’s Liquor Control Board focuses on enforcement, compliance and education, rather than alcohol sales.

For more information about liquor store privatization, click here.
     
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