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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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John Deere Recalls Riding Lawn Tractors Due to Crash Hazard The brake arm on the lawn tractor can fail, posing a crash hazard that could result in serious injury or death.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

8-22 Ottolini Public Auction August 22nd In Harrison Valley, Potter County, PA

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Thereapeutic Staff Support In Potter / McKean County

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Lambert Estate Country Auction Friday, August 7th In Coneville, PA


Neutered male dog Found On Rt. 120 In Emporium

Neutered male dog with no collar or a chip, found on route 120 in Emporium, Pa running the highway down by Memorial Springs. 

He looks like he may have been running for awhile. If this is your dog or you may know of someone that is missing this guy please contact the CCSPCA at 814.486.0101


Roulette Dispatched For Rubbish Fire

At 6:53 PM on Monday, Roulette Fire Dept. was dispatched to 8 Maple Street for a rubbish fire.

Saturday Was First Day Of Chief Lee Gross's Retirement

Jay C. Hensley, 80, of 51 Belleview Ave., Bradford, PA

Jay C. Hensley
Jay C. Hensley

Jay C. Hensley, 80, of 51 Belleview Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away, Monday, August 3, 2015, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

Born July 18, 1935, in Jackson, KY, he was a son of the late Tilden and Dahlia (Combs) Hensley.

On January 16, 1959 in Ceres, he married Nancilea (Harmon) Hensley, who died June 2, 2007.

Mr. Hensley attended Bradford Schools. He started work at the age of 16 at Bovaird & Seafang, after nearly 50 years of service he retired from Dresser Rand in Olean. He was a member of the Bradford Area Senior Center. He loved hunting, fishing, playing cards, and watching John Wayne movies.

He is survived by a daughter, RenĂ© Hensley-Williams, of Bradford, 8 grandchildren, Tara, Bryan, Robert, Troy, Chad, Joe, Kayden, and Liza. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers Buster Hensley, Gene Hensley and Ray Hensley.

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, August 6, 2015, from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 6:00pm, with Rev. Jay Tennies, pastor of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Bradford Area Senior Center, 60 Campus Drive Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at

Catherine "Jo" Miller, 77, of Gifford, formerly of Lafayette, PA

Catherine "Jo" Miller, 77, of Gifford, formerly of Lafayette, passed away, Monday August 3, 2015 at Hamot Hospital in Erie.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Causer: Budget Stalemate is About Priorities, Not Politics

By Rep. Martin Causer
67th Legislative District

When I talk to people about the state budget and the current stalemate, many of them voice frustration over what they see as a partisan political battle. While I understand their frustrations, I want to be clear that this budget stalemate is not about politics. It’s about priorities.

Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a budget in March that would increase state spending by nearly $5 billion. His plan would be funded entirely by higher taxes, including a 20 percent increase in the state income tax, a 10 percent increase in the sales tax rate and a significant expansion of the products and services subject to the sales tax.

Clearly, the governor’s priority is a bigger government that spends more and taxes more.

On June 30, the General Assembly adopted a state budget that increases investments in public education, human services and public safety. In fact, the proposal includes the highest state investment ever in K-12 public education, and it does so without imposing any new or increased taxes.

Our priority is a smaller government that spends less and taxes less while still funding the core functions of government.

The governor vetoed our budget because it didn’t tax enough or spend enough (though nearly two-thirds of the line items in our budget met or exceeded the governor’s plan).

The state House – both Republicans and Democrats – unanimously rejected the governor’s $5 billion tax plan in early June because the vast majority of the people we represent don’t want and can’t afford a $5 billion tax increase this year, or the more than $8 billion increase next year.

But despite the unanimous vote against his plan, even by members of his own political party, and despite a report by the non-partisan Independent Fiscal Office that finds ALL income groups would pay more in taxes under his plan, the governor has not moved away from his tax-and-spend priorities even a little bit.

Republicans are certainly willing to negotiate with the governor to achieve some of our shared goals, including more funding for education. But to reach a compromise, each side must start from a reasonable position. A $5 billion increase in taxes this year, and $8 billion next year, simply isn’t reasonable. Until the governor is willing to shift his priorities away from such a massive tax increase, I’m not optimistic about seeing a budget agreement any time soon.

And it’s not just about how much the governor wants to increase taxes. It’s also about how he plans to spend the money generated by the tax hikes.

The governor would use a portion of his new tax revenue to invest an additional $500 million in funding for public schools, but nearly one-third of that would go exclusively to the Philadelphia School District. I think we can agree we’d like all Pennsylvania students to have the opportunity to succeed in school, but we already spend nearly $1 billion annually on the Philadelphia schools. When will it be enough?

The governor would use a portion of his new tax revenue to provide some level of school property tax relief for homeowners. I think we can agree property taxes are burdensome for many homeowners, but a House Appropriations Committee analysis indicates taxpayers in 80 percent of Pennsylvania’s school districts will pay more in new sales and income taxes than they would ever see in “relief.”

For as much as the governor says he wants to impose a natural gas severance tax to fund education, his own proposal directs the funding to things like supporting additional state regulators, providing “economic development” grants and making annual debt payments for massive borrowing to fund wind and solar energy projects…not education. It’s also worth noting the severance tax he claims will “fix” the budget represents just 3 cents of every new dollar he would collect in taxes.

These are the things the governor isn’t talking about when he asks the people of Pennsylvania to support his priorities. Just like he never talks about increasing the state income tax rate by 20 percent from 3.07 percent to 3.7 percent, which will impact both families and small business owners. Just like he never talks about increasing the sales tax rate by 10 percent from 6 percent to 6.6 percent and applying it to hundreds of additional products and services, from diapers to caskets and day care to long-term care, as well as college fees and textbooks, and legal services and real estate services.

Pennsylvanians deserve better than the far-reaching tax hikes the governor is pushing. They deserve a budget that respects their own financial situation. And they deserve a governor that will tell them the WHOLE truth about his tax-and-spend priorities.

Thompson: Local Communities Will Suffer Under New Power Plant Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) today said new power plant emission standards released by the Department of Environmental Protection (EPA) and President Barack Obama would have a devastating effect on the energy industry across Pennsylvania and on local communities. 

The Clean Power Plan seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. States will be required to meet specific carbon emission reduction standards, based on their individual energy consumption. Following the president’s announcement, Thompson, who serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement:

“Hundreds of coal power plants across the nation have already closed due to this administration’s ‘war on coal.’ Every plant closure has a devastating effect, not just for those who work there – but also for local coal miners and trucking companies. These are family-sustaining jobs that many communities have depended on for generations.

“The White House continues to be dead-set on eliminating coal from our nation’s fuel mix, even though it makes up nearly 40 percent of our energy consumption. Turning our backs on affordable electricity will cause rates to increase dramatically, more than $1,200 by 2030.

“The protection of the environment is a laudable goal. However, these regulations are expected to reduce global temperatures by only a fraction of one degree and will not have an impact on health. Options to replace coal’s role in creating our nation’s energy remain scarce, pointing toward a strained power grid in the future.

“This is the continuation of this administration’s ‘War on Coal.’ It is the wrong course for our nation’s energy production, our Pennsylvania communities and for our economy.”


By Miz Monica Thomas

Change is good and it helps us grow and with that thought, VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH will only be a available on Solomon's Words For The Wise. I am no longer working with the Potter Leader Enterprise but, will be doing free lance work with other outlets. I still will put any local info made available to me in my weekly column, please have things to me by noon on Fridays to appear in the column the following Monday at or 814-697-7625.

The new school year is approaching fast and there are some things happening. Their will be a Meet and Greet for our new Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michele S. Hartzell on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 beginning at 6:00p.m., at the OV Memorial Library. She will be reading a story to the children in attendance at 6:30 p.m., the first twenty children to check out a book from the library will receive a .50 coupon for Nanipops. Bring your family and give her a hearty welcome. The School Board work session has been moved to Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m The School Board Meeting will meet Monday, August 10, at 7:00 p.m. Check out the school webpage some new items have been added to keep the community better informed included the School Board minutes on the front page. The address is

There was a lot of excitement in my neighborhood this past weekend as the huge hickory tree is finally down and when the last of it hit the ground several house jumped to. We have verified it was 150 years old and will keep several families warm these next couple of winters. Looks like the squirrels will be heading to Cathy Surra's yard.

Cub Scout Troop #557 Is conducting an online survey to decide on their annual planning day. Parents go to their Facebook website. Boy Scout Troop 557 Shinglehouse or and put in Cub Scout Pack 557. Right now August 11th is looking good 9:00 am - 1:00pm. or 5:30-7:30 pm. Have a say.........

If you didn't have fun at the fair it was your own fault. We had great weather, wonderful entertainment, the kids and animals had a great time despite the searing heat. Thanks for supporting all the volunteer groups who where up there selling food and providing games and exhibiting. It's one of the few free Fairs in the area, thank you Fair Board.

At the Library Stitch Together meets on Mondays 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, 6:00 Meet & Greet the new Superintendent of Schools. The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club will be meeting Wednesday, August 19, 1:30 p.m. They will be reading Dragon House by John Shors, stop in and get a copy if you'd like to join in. The Flea Markets are still on the lawn every Friday, and they had their monthly patron drawing and Sadie Kemp was July's winner.

The Annual Writers Retreat being sponsored by the Valley Writer's Guild will be held August 7-9, 2015 at Kane Manor in Kane, Pa. They still have one room a available, Contact Cheri Maxson at 814-697-7527 for information.

Habitat for Humanity is coming along on the house on West Academy Street. It's time for drywall, it is looking wonderful all you volunteers out there.

The Oswayo Valley Historical Society will be having their monthly meeting August 10, at 7:00.

Saint Theresa's Church will be having their annual parish picnic Sunday, August 9 after the 11:00 a.m. Mass at Assembly Park in Shinglehouse.

At the Oswayo Valley Senior Center on Monday, August 3 will be having Pizza Burgers along with the Walking Club and playing WII, Tuesday , August 4, Sundae Day along with Chicken Primavera with Cards with Nickkie and the Golden Girl Quilters are tying off several quilts in the basement if you would like to learn. Wednesday, August 5, lunch will be vegetable lasagna they will be playing BINGO. They are having an Auction, August 17, 2015 at 5:00 and are still accepting Auction Donations.

American Legion Post #530 annual clam bake coming up on Saturday, August 15, 2015 Tickets available through them or a member.

So drop in and set a spell on the porch with me and Dasiey Mae or we can be reached at 814-697-7625, or my facebook page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo basin.

Clean Power Plan Presents New Opportunities for Pennsylvania Energy

HARRISBURG, PA -- The Environmental Protection Agency today released the Clean Power Plan.  Pennsylvania will use this as an opportunity to write a plan that could improve public health, address climate change, and improve our economy and power system.  Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection will give all stakeholders every opportunity to provide input into drafting a Clean Power Plan that is tailored to fit Pennsylvania’s economy. 

“My administration is committed to making the Clean Power Plan work for Pennsylvania," said Governor Wolf. "Working with the legislature, industry leaders and citizens we will create a plan to ensure these new rules are applied fairly, allow for adjustments, and that they create economic opportunities for the commonwealth's energy economy. Today's plan sets ambitious but achievable goals for reducing carbon emissions statewide and addressing climate change in fair and smart ways that takes into account legitimate concerns of all parties."

“Pennsylvania is a leader in energy, and we need to do everything in our power to advance the next generation of energy production while protecting jobs in Pennsylvania," continued Governor Wolf. "Clean coal is a part of our energy portfolio, as is natural gas, solar, wind, and other sources of power, and all of this has to be part of a comprehensive strategy. My administration looks forward to working with industry leaders and legislators as well as citizens to find the right balance and develop and effective and responsible state plan."

Pennsylvanians will have multiple options for input as the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) formulates a state-specific plan to comply with the EPA rule. A public comment period on the EPA rule will begin in early September, with additional comment periods over the next three years as the Pennsylvania plan is drafted and finalized.

“We will make certain that we craft a Pennsylvania solution that protects the state’s vital role as a net electricity exporter,” said DEP Secretary John Quigley. “Our strategy must ensure we are protecting our diverse resources and creating economic opportunities. We’ll explore different methods of reaching the required reductions, options of partnering with fellow states, and other considerations.”
DEP staff have already begun assessing the implications of the Clean Power Plan through the  National Governors Association Policy Academy, which is developing detailed economic modeling to find solutions that meet Pennsylvania’s needs. These modeling exercises will continue now that the details of the plan have been released.

“Cutting pollution from power plants, utilizing natural gas, supporting nuclear power plants,  increasing the amount of renewable energy in Pennsylvania, and improving energy efficiency statewide all can fight climate change and be an economic driver,” said Sec. Quigley. “When our businesses upgrade power plants, install solar panels or improve energy efficiency, that’s a win for the environment and a win for Pennsylvania’s economy.”

The Clean Power Plan sets a nationwide goal of cutting carbon emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030, with progress towards those reductions by 2022.

"Pennsylvania is committed to achieving our target emission reductions, and we will develop the right tools and smart policies to do so," said Quigley.

The final EPA rule will be published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2015, and public comment will be available for the following 60 days. Public hearings will also be held across the state, with details to be released.

Shinglehouse Boro Appoints Tax Collector

Alicia M. Antonioli
by Monica Thomas

The Shinglehouse Borough appointed Alicia M. Antonioli to replace Ginger James as tax collector for Shinglehouse Borough until December 2015.

When asked why she was interested in the position she stated, "I have a background working with numbers. She worked at Commonwealth Bank and Trust in Shinglehouse for five years, Vector Marketing as an assistant to the marketing director and data processing for 10 years and from 2006 until recently, she was one of three Shinglehouse Borough Auditors, a position she has resigned due to a conflict of interest. 

 Included in her resume is past treasurer for OV Sports Boosters for 10 years, past treasurer for Little League and currently treasurer for the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department Fire Fund and Relief Association. 

 From 2009 to present she has done volunteer auditing for non profits around the area. She has been a member of the Fire Department since 2008 and a member of Eastern Star since 1996.

Alicia grew up in Ceres, Pa., attending school at Oswayo Valley, she married Dan Antonioli and raised her family here in Shinglehouse.

Location of her office will be 120 Hickory Circle, Shinglehouse, PA. 

The mailing address for taxes is PO Box 173 Shinglehouse, PA. 16748, her phone number is 814-697-6228. Office hours Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. and other times by chance, August 3, 2015 thru November 30, 2015. She will be closed Sunday and holidays. Handicapped residents please call for an appointment. If you are mailing your taxes for a receipt enclose an self addressed envelope.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Health Center

At 3:14 PM on Monday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Shinglehouse Health Center for a woman ill.

Boiling Springs Motorcyclist Injured In Emporium Borough Crash With Pickup

Retired PSP Officer Nominated For State Police Commissioner By Governor Wolf

Night Sky Tour Friday August 7th, Saturday August 8th and Sunday August 9th 9:30PM -11:00 PM

Experience the splendor of the night sky. Observe the constellations through a laser guided tour conducted by park staff. Hear the legends and the myths surrounding these patterns in the night sky. Explore planets, star clusters and other deep space objects through the park’s telescopes.

Perseids Meteor Shower Watch

Monday August 10th and Tuesday August 11th 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Enjoy an evening under the dark star filled sky, learn about meteor showers and follow our star guide on a tour of the night sky as you watch and wait for meteors. The best meteor activity is usually after midnight and well after the program ends. You can stay as long as you want but remember to dress warm and bring chairs or blankets for the best experience.

*Pre-registration for Night Sky Programs can be completed by going online at the park’s DCNR Events Calendar at
• Click on “Places to Go” and select Cherry Springs State Park.
• Select the event of your choice on the events page.
• On the event page select the blue “Register “ button.

Programs are conducted at Night Sky Viewing Area. Follow the red lit walkway from the public program parking section to the seating area.

If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held. Programs will be cancelled in the event of rain.

The weather can be cool and damp, dress accordingly. For further information, please call the Lyman Run State Park office at (814) 435-5010. The Clear Sky Chart for Cherry Springs offers cloud-cover forecasts to help you plan for a successful evening of observing the night skies.

The park asks that visitors to the Night Sky programs to please leave their pets at home. Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet friendly environment.


Stars in the Arts, a new artisan show, will be held on Saturday, September 12 at Lyman Run State Park. The date coordinates with the Black Forest Star Party which is being held at Cherry Springs State Park that weekend. The Saturday night of the star party is also known as the Public Viewing Night when the general public is invited to meet and greet over 500 astronomers who are attending the star party and 35 – 40 of these astronomers volunteer their telescopes for the public to look through – weather permitting.

Stars in the Arts is being sponsored by the Friends of Lyman Run and the coordinators are members Chris and Doug Firestone. Doug is also a PA Wilds/Rte. 6 artisan with his Firestone Forge in Germania. The show vendors will be members of the PA Wilds artisan group, the Rt. 6 artisan trail group, or must belong to any other artisan “trail”. Along with their arts and crafts, there will be food vendors, musicians- including a concert by area favorite Van Wagner, and a kid’s activity zone. 

Vendor applications are available at the PA Wilds artisan shop in Coudersport, the Rt. 6 Tourism office in Galeton or by contacting Chris Firestone at 814- 435- 7727 or email at Applications are also available for pick up only at the Lyman Run State Park office. A 10 X 10 space for an art vendor is $25.00 and $30 for a food vendor. The fair will be held in the day use area of the park and vendors will need to provide their own tents and tables. They should also be aware that there is no power or internet/cell service in that area of the park. Food vendors should consider bringing their own quiet generators if they require power but it is possible that they will be located near the concession building at the beach and might be able to use the power source there.

Stars in the Arts will be rain or shine – running from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Attendees are then encouraged to head up to Cherry Springs to tour the night sky from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Appropriate footwear is recommended as the field at Cherry Springs is not level and it is difficult to see the ground at night. No pets are permitted on the Astronomy Observation Field where the star party is located. It is also recommended that you bring a SMALL flashlight with a red lens, however, red cellophane will also be provided to cover up the white light of the flashlight.

The next meeting of the Port Allegany Bicentennial Committee

The next meeting of the Port Allegany Bicentennial Committee will be held on Wednesday, August 5, at 7:00 P.M. at the S.W.Smith memorial Library

Dr. Veryl Mae Long Riley, 88, of Russell, PA

Dr. Veryl Mae Long Riley
Dr. Veryl Riley

Dr. Veryl Mae Long Riley, 88, of Russell, PA, died Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Golden Living-Kinzua Valley after a brief illness. 

 She was born August 12, 1926 in Pittsburgh, PA., to the late George Ford and Zella Zoe Kinsey Long. 

 Dr. Riley attended Pittsburgh Public School through Grade 8, skipping all of first and the first half of seventh grades, she then moved to Dormont, PA., in 1940 and graduated at the age of 16 from Dormont High School where she was the class Valedictorian in February 1943.

 She entered the University of Pittsburgh as a pre-med student which she completed in 2 ½ years instead of the normal 3 ½ years. She was accepted into the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine in September 1945, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree at the end of her 1st year in medical school. 

 Graduated in June 1949 with her Doctor of Medicine degree, followed by a 1 year Rotating Internship at Western Pennsylvania Hospital, and also served a 2 years residency in obstetrics at West Penn Hospital. 

She met Dr. George Riley who was interning at West Penn Hospital, she married him on July 12, 1952, when they moved to Russell, PA. and opened dual practices in obstetrics and general medicine until George’s death on August 8, 1972. She continued to practice in obstetrics until retiring in August 1985 and continued to assist in surgery until October, 2009, when for health reasons she had to give it up. 

She was a member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, the Pennsylvania Medical Association and the American Medical Association. She loved to travel, hike and spend time with her children, grandchildren and friends. 

She loved her beloved pets, who were family to her. Dr. Riley is remembered for her very caring, helpful attitude, especially as a physician who took her time listening to her patients, providing care and comfort to them. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her community.

She is survived by her 2 children – Gail L. Riley-Wright of N. Warren, PA., Lee E. Riley of Dexter, OR., 2 Grandchildren – Erin Elizabeth Renninger and husband, Bill of Warren, PA., Patrick George Wright of Bear Lake, PA., 3 Great Grandchildren – Lilee Ann, Lydia Mae, Logan James Renninger all of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by 1 infant brother, 1 Sister – Vivian Simmons.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 5 to 8 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 444 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 10:00 A.M., with The Rev. Matthew Scott, Vicar, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 444 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA 16365, or the Eisenhower Football Boosters, Eisenhower Middle/High School, 3700 Route 957, Russell, PA 16345-9406. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Happy Birthday Nathan Tingley


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PFBC Unveils New, Big Trout Program for 2016

PFBC Unveils New, Big Trout Program for 2016
Seeks Public Help to Pick Name
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Aug. 3) – Trout anglers will have an exciting opportunity to fish for big trout in eight streams next year under a new program being launched by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). And the PFBC wants anglers to help name the program by casting votes online at
Under the program, approximately 10 percent of the larger 2- to 3-year-old trout in the PFBC hatchery system that are stocked each year will be allocated to eight streams currently managed under Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only regulations. These fish will measure from 14” to more than 20” in length and will be stocked at a rate of up to 250 trout per mile, which is comparable to the numbers of fish of this size in Pennsylvania’s best wild trout waters. By contrast, the current stocking rate for 2- to 3-year-old fish statewide in the adult stocked trout program is about 5 to 10 per mile.
“Similar programs initiated by several groups have proven very popular on other waters, such as Pine Creek in Lycoming County,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “These programs have successfully demonstrated that destination fisheries can be created, drawing anglers from across the state and even the country and providing an economic boost to local communities.”
The eight streams will be distributed broadly across the state so that at least one water is located within a reasonable distance of all of Pennsylvania’s anglers.
The PFBC has traditionally spread out the stocking of these larger trout with a moderate number allocated to each water statewide. While this will still occur, the new program will considerably increase the number of larger trout in the select locations, significantly increasing the opportunity for anglers to catch a large trout, said Jason Detar, Chief of the PFBC Division of Fisheries Management.
“We’re creating unique opportunities for anglers to experience trout fishing at its best and the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only regulations will allow the fish to be caught multiple times by anglers,” he said.  “We’re confident anglers will enjoy the experience and share it with friends and family.”
Currently this program is unnamed, and the PFBC is seeking the public’s help in naming the program. Individuals can either vote for one of the names provided, or write in a proposed name.
PFBC staff will review all of the suggestions and a name will be selected prior to the next PFBC quarterly business meeting on September 28 - 29. Both the program name and the names of the selected waters will be released at the September meeting.
The public voting process will close on Sept. 4, 2015.  To vote, go to

DEP Assesses $528,000 Civil Penalty against Waste Management, Inc. for Solid Waste Violations at Bucks County Landfills

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has assessed $528,000 penalty against Waste Management, Inc. for three landfills the company owns and operates in Bucks County.
The fine is being assessed for odor nuisance violations at Tullytown Landfill and leachate storage violations at GROWS, GROWS North and Tullytown Landfills. All three landfills are owned and operated by subsidiaries of Waste Management, Inc.

The $528,000 Consent Assessment of Civil Penalty is to resolve penalty liability related to the frequent and recurring offsite odor nuisances experienced by Florence, New Jersey residents, related to operations at the Tullytown Landfill, as well as leachate storage violations that occurred at all three of the landfills, located in lower Bucks County. Landfill leachate is a liquid, primarily from precipitation, that has permeated or drained through solid waste and must be treated onsite or transported to a treatment facility.”

“We received and verified complaints regarding offsite odors from Tullytown Landfill throughout a period from September 2014 through May 2015, despite efforts undertaken by the operator in an attempt to control and minimize their occurrence,” said DEP Southeast Regional Director Cosmo Servidio. “The number and persistence of the offsite odors warranted a civil penalty. In addition, Waste Management, Inc. was assessed a penalty for the storage of excessive amounts of leachate for unacceptable durations throughout the period of January 2013 through May 2015 at all three landfills. The storage violations resulted from Waste Management, Inc.’s inability to manage the leachate generated by the three landfills by its approved leachate treatment methods and necessitated the hauling of leachate to offsite treatment facilities in order to come into compliance.”

DEP recently renewed the Tullytown Landfill solid waste permit for a period limited to two years, after which the facility must cease waste disposal operations and properly close the facility. Public concerns regarding odor, noise, bird and aesthetic nuisances, received primarily from New Jersey residents were a significant factor in the DEP decision to limit waste disposal operations to no more than two years, said Servidio. GROWS North Landfill is permitted to receive waste until February 2019, at which time it will cease waste disposal operations and properly close. GROWS Landfill has been closed for several years and no longer accepts waste.

To learn more about DEP’s Waste Program, click here.

Ulysses Rabies Clinic Changed To This Saturday, August 8th From 1 to 4 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Penn State Extension has changed the date of the ULYSSES RABIES CLINIC to accommodate a scheduling conflict.  

The clinic at the Tri-Town Fire Hall with be THIS Saturday, August 8th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.   

All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus.  The first time a dog or cat receives a vaccine, it is good for one year.  Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years.   Ferrets must be vaccinated annually. 

All animals attending the clinics must be on a leash or in a container.  Cost is $5.00 per animal.  The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Schwartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic, LLC.

Austin & Roulette residents are welcome to bring their animals to this clinic as there are no clinics scheduled there this year.

Baker to Host Senior Expo on Aug. 4

WHAT: Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) will host a Senior Expo featuring more than 75 vendors from federal, state and county agencies; area businesses; and health organizations. Based on past years, the expo is expected to attract up to 1,000 attendees.

WHO: Co-sponsoring the event with Baker is the Elder Services Work Group of the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health. The group will offer two educational programs at 11 a.m. (“Scam Jam” with a representative from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General) and 12:15 p.m. (“Alzheimer’s Awareness” with a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association). The Pennsylvania mobile veterans outreach van will be available and flu shots will be administered by Rite Aid Pharmacy to those who present their insurance card. Various health screenings will also be offered.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Wellsboro Area High School, 225 Nichols St., Wellsboro.

Community Health Needs Assessment Survey

As part of our effort to build a healthier community, we are conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment Survey starting today Monday, August 3rd-Monday, August 17th. Surveys are being sent to a variety of groups but we are asking for your help in completing the survey to learn more about the strengths and challenges in your community and households. We have established a regional steering committee made up of 20 community leaders, and they have established a goal of having 1,000 returned surveys. We are asking individuals who live in Cameron, McKean, Potter and Tioga County to help complete this survey.

Beginning in 2012, all hospitals are required by the Affordable Care Act to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment and to develop an intervention plan to meet those community health needs. However, members of the Steering Committee view this as an opportunity to assess and hopefully impact all aspects building healthier communities in our region, so we encourage participation from all segments of the communities we serve. Healthy communities’ means impacting social, economic, emotional, and physical needs of residents and the communities themselves.

In an effort to plan for the future needs of our communities, this survey is open for any resident, 18 years of age and older. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

When you are completing this survey:
Community means municipality, borough, city, or township
Household means members of your family and others living in your house.

Please go to the link below and complete the survey through the internet on survey monkey no later than August 17, 2015. Be assured that the information gathered will be treated with complete confidentiality.

Your participation will help ensure that this is a successful effort. Thank you in advance for your support in making this a better community. If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to give me a call or email me. Please feel free to pass this link along to your family and friends. Everyone who completes the survey has a chance to win one of ten prizes by completing the entry form at the end of the survey.

Senior Citizens Expo Set for Aug. 7; Causer Offices in Bradford, Kane to be Closed

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will host the 13th Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Aug. 7, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Sports and Fitness Building gymnasium.

Due to the expo, his offices in Bradford and Kane will be closed all day. The offices in Harrisburg and Coudersport will remain open and may be reached by calling 717-787-5075 or 814-274-9769, respectively.

“I encourage area senior citizens and their caregivers to take advantage of the opportunities available at the expo and join us for this informative event,” Causer said.

State, county and local vendors will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions. Information about health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing and personal safety will be available. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded.

The event is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

Additional expos are scheduled on Friday, Oct. 9, at the Roulette Fire Hall, and on Friday, Oct. 23, at the Kane Community Center.

For more information about the senior expos, contact Causer’s Bradford office at (814) 362-4400. Information is also available at or on Facebook at

PennDOT Asks Motorists to Watch for Slow-Moving Construction Vehicles

Montoursville – During the warm months, PennDOT crews and contractors are involved in a large number of projects throughout District 3-0 and the state.

While many projects involve interstates and other high-volume roadways, motorists should be aware that they may encounter slow-moving PennDOT work vehicles on less traveled roads in rural areas, as well.

Motorists should be aware that they may encounter mowing, herbicide spraying and line painting vehicles at any time. Please give them plenty of room to operate.

"Galeton Outdoor Day Set for Saturday, September 5, 2015

Outdoor Day, sponsored by the Galeton Public Library, will take place in the town’s central park from 2 p.m. to dusk on Saturday, Sept. 5th. This is a hands-on experience allowing participants to learn about and experience some of the outdoor fun Potter County and surrounding areas have to offer. 

There will be fun for all ages, including kayaking, geocaching, fly tying, hiking, games, outdoor books on display and for pre-sale, live music, snacks and water available for sale, a Chinese auction, bake sale, and more. This is a great opportunity to introduce the kids or yourself to activities you’ve wanted to try.

Admission and parking are free, as are the activities, but a small price will be charged for games with prizes. The event will be held rain or shine, but some activities may be cancelled or limited in the event of inclement weather. Bake sale and Chinese auction proceeds will benefit Galeton Public Library."

Road Construction Projects Continue This Week

Sr 44 in Sweden Vly through Summit twp to the Billy Lewis rd ..GO Hawbaker will be continuing road work, black topping, drainage, berming.

Also in Roulette twp, Kim Hill rd will be closed Tuesday thru Thursday for rework, as well as Reed run Friday, Saturday..
Motorist are asked to use caution if traveling these are, and if possible avoid them and use alternative routes...

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First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Galeton, 8-2-15

First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Galeton, 8-2-15

by Martha Pennell,

Friend X Rummage sale will be held in the Christian Education building of First Presbyterian church Friday, August 7th from 8am to 5 pm and Saturday, August 8th from 8 am to 2 pm. 

 Pastor Roger Wagner will lead worship for both congregations August 9th; at 2 pm that day an Ice Cream Social will be held at Saint Paul’s Lutheran church. All are welcome to attend!

 Grapevine articles are due August 10th to Robin Leach. 

 Germania Luncheon Club meets Wednesday, August 12th, at noon at Collins Memorial Park for a picnic. 

In Ephesians 4: 1-16, the apostle Paul encouraged living in a way that is pleasing to God by demonstrating patience, love, and unity, for God lives in all of us and works through all of us.

 In his sermon, “Living a Worthy Life,” Pastor Tom stated that we are rated A-okay, and we can say thank you for this by striving to live a worthy life. This includes fidelity to the Ten Commandments, loving God more than anything, and loving our neighbors as much as we do ourselves. 

 Love God and not things, because we are rated A-okay, Pastor Tom reiterated. The apostle Paul knew people can change and that we can be patient because God is never finished with us. We need each other to work in unity. 

We should grow up because God has a goal for every person to become more like Jesus. 

 Predestination means we are going to become more like Jesus and we should put off old nature to put on Christ-like nature, Pastor Tom told us. 

We must be born again. 

We say thank you to God by obeying the Ten Commandments, demonstrating patience and unity with each other, and expecting to grow toward maturity and the stature of Jesus. 

 May worthy living be our guest!

Finally Some Answers To Questions About The McKean County SPCA

Anyone have any dealings with the SPCA since the inspections, I was curious if there is any sort of issues with animals not being treated right.
I have had a few individuals contact me with information

Nicole Proctor
7 hrs ·
Since the question was asked....
Myself and the 6 other staff members, who were "let go" for no reason, have been trying to tell the public what really goes on down there. Doesn't anyone find that strange? No one listens. If people would sit back and just look at the facts. We were all fired, yet we are the only ones walking the dogs, sharing their pictures, because we care. We always have and always will. They were a great caring staff to have and we were doing great for a year and a half without interference from the board. I take pride in NEVER failing an inspection under MY control as Manager. We all worked very hard to make sure the animals were taken care of. We all volunteered when things needed done, worked with other rescues to keep our numbers down, and cried when they were hurt, or were abandoned by their owners. We truly love those animals. Once the board came in and took over full control, it all went downhill from there. I knew we were huge trouble at the end of Jan and that's why I called in the State to do an inspection. I had lost all control and animals were suffering despite all our efforts fighting the board. I thought with pressure from the State, they would have to make the changes. They still ignored what the State was telling them to fix, and they just failed some of those original issues from Feb at the inspection on 7/8/15.
People need to really look at what is going on down there. Look at the financials that everyone secretly talks about throughout the community, but doesn’t ask. They are nonprofit so records are open to the public. Look at the bylaws, which they are not following which jeopardizes their 501c (3) nonprofit status, and clearly state that it’s a membership. Did you know you could be a voting member of the board? Want to know who the complete membership is? The answer would be, only the board. Why wouldn’t they want the community to know about this? Ask why everyone is related to everyone now on the board. Ask why animals are suffering just so they can exclusively use the Petstop and Haskell Valley. Why they have to wait days, sometimes weeks to get their prescribed medication. Ask why on earth they would not want a Humane Officer in McKean County? You have someone fully trained and sworn in McKean County, but because I threatened to write citations to the Spca, they don’t want me. Ask yourself if these people truly cared about the animals, would any of these things be going on?
These are the questions that need to be asked by the community. You have every right to know these things, and if you really want to know what’s going on there, please ask...

Nicole Proctor William Roggenbaum wrote: I and I am sure many ex employees would love to comment about this issue but they had us sign a confidentiality form as an employee and also after i was fired when I went to walk dogs. I get fired for breaking confidentially while I am working there but soon after I go down to walk a dog and they have us fill another confidentiality form. How much sense does that make i was there for the safety and security of the animals I was not fired for abuse or neglect. Get fired because they say they seen me walking with a customer that just adopted a dog and I walked out of the building with him so they say I told this man confidential things about down there again like Nicole said everything is or should be public knowledge down there so what is it that I broke and again i was able to go back after being fired to walk dogs. Only to belittled to sign another confidential form I worked there 10 months and even had to produce a drivers license to walk a dog.
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Nicole Proctor Paul Berg wrote: Nicole Proctor, Just tell us the answers to the questions not tell us to ask what you seem to already know? What's the deal with pet stop? doesn't a board member work there? Why ARE they taking dogs with porcupine quills in their face and throat all the way to NY state to get them out ?? So the dog has to suffer an extra hour and they have to pay an employee to take them and burn up fuel and put wear and tear on the vehicle AND take it out of service for hours? When they have the option they have used for the last ,what , 30 years? Dr. McNiel is 5 minutes away and from what I've heard was always great about getting unscheduled emergencies in and taken care of? Plus I heard that the prices are higher at Pet Stop?? Who the heck is in charge of managing the finances, did McNiel do something wrong or is it just to steer money to business that has some family or investment connection to the board?? None of this makes sense to me. It just seems like such poor business sense and in the process making some animals suffer with unnessasary travel. Oh and don't get me stated on their confidentiality form that MUST be signed to walk a dog. Do they think there is some underworld mob that is planning on walking dogs and not returning them? All coming down disguised as wives,mothers,college kids and working fellas? They don't want people talking? Possibly telling someone "hey ther's a nice lab down there you would like? A form like this only makes it blatenly obvious that they still have things to hide, This all of course is only my humble opinion.Nicole please tell us what you know!!! Paul Berg

Nicole Proctor Mount Jewett Review wrote: This came to me and it is ok to post it so here it is and as always this is Francis Auriemmo adding to this post not the MJR

I was on the Board of Directors some years ago. There were problems then. Waste, fraud, misuse of shelter equipment and resources.... the list goes on. I didn't last long. Once I found out how things were handle d, and how vindictive, dishonest and corrupt some of those Board members were, and still are, I resigned. I wanted no part of it. Some of the Board members I served with are still on the Board, and as far as I'm concerned, should be in prison. I have been involved in helping the shelter all my life, in one respect or another. I know what I have seen. I know what I have been told over the years by shelter staff members whom have since been fired. The last time I was there to take dogs out and walk them, I was treated horribly by the board members. So were the rest of the folks that came that day to take the dogs out. I had 5 dogs out that particular Sunday, one at a time, and they all acted like they had congestive heart failure. Coughing, sneezing, gagging. The dogs I walked weren't the only ones. Others I talked to had the same complaints. Some dogs threw up. The 5 that I had out, I took one by one on a walk away from the shelter, out of the view of the board members, and checked them. Their feet were red and sore. They had rashes on their bodies in different places. Some were downright lethargic. I came home and first thing Monday called the PA State Dog Warden. She came THAT DAY and looked in to my complaint, along with the all the others she had received that day about that shelter. It was communicated to me later, that some dogs were ordered to the vet for these complaints. I wasn't allowed to be given any other details, other than problems were found with the health of some of the dogs, and orders were written to get the dogs treatment. I have since been informed (through the grapevine) that the Board has "red listed" me, and I can no longer come walk dogs at the shelter. I assume (if this is in fact true) they assume I am one of the people that turned them in, and I am. I haven't been back, so I'm not sure. I do communicate with some of the shelter employees that have been terminated for whatever reason. Some, so I am told, were given no reason for their termination at all by the Board. If you care at all, you need to listen to these people. They aren't making this stuff up. I've seen some of it, as I stated. This, is really a shame. This shelter serves an entire county. We can't, with what limited resources the community has to keep the place going, have the Board squander and misused it. These animals would not have a place to be without it. We need that shelter. We go out and rescue these animals from abuse and neglect and homelessness, because we care about them. The animals need a safe place to be, and It's our responsibility as a community to give it to them.
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Nicole Proctor True Bill and poor Dick Gorton, who was on the board for 30 years wasn't able to walk a dog because he didn't have a drivers license. Really Dick? Everyone knows Dick and he loves those animals. It was just their way of controlling him once again. Very sad. It broke his heart to be turned away from a place that he has put so many years into.

Jim Archer i always thought you was a good should start your own shelter..start a go fund me thing to get funds people would donate,cuz your well liked by many.. like emoticon
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Nicole Proctor Yes Paul Berg a board member does work there, she is the treasurer, Christina Abbott and I have no idea why Dr MacNeil isn't being other than that what we were directed to do by the board. Makes no sense as he was cheaper, closer, and we could get in that day. Now they have added husbands to the board. All one big family that could care less about the animals. I know several qualified people who have put in applications for the board and not even contacted. Yes dogs with porcupine quills did go to Haskell Valley, AFTER waiting all night and half the following day in a kennel to be seen.
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Linda L Platko Again, the McKean County SPCA belongs to the public,the public has every right to know everything that is happening. Information should always be readily available at all times. There should never, ever be a confidentially form signed, ever! Whoever started this, definitely wanted to hush people and to control the McKean County SPCA.
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William Roggenbaum Paul you and I were somewhere one night and you knew I worked there you said do we have any small dogs I said yes I have a dog in mind for you. I didn't see or hear back from you so I thought you were not interested anymore come to find out you went and got one when I was off or already left. Like you said they don't have a positive form. I knew you would be a great pet owner and said come on down. Atleast you got a nice dog I got fired for knowing you for years and talking to you about your new adopted dog because I walked you out of the building.

Nicole Proctor Thank you Bill. I couldn't have fought harder. I should have written citations instead of threatening to. Maybe all those kittens would still be alive if I had. Maybe the 2 dogs that live in a small room at a board members house would be free. I lose sleep thinking about all these animals. Yes I do go put to check on animals, look for strays but its because the spca doesn't do that anymore and I care what happens to these animals. It wasn't all me, I had a great staff.
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Linda L Platko The biggest mistake the board of directors made is getting totally involved in the day to day happenings of the shelter. That's why we have a Manager, to manage the shelter and report to the board. Board members have no right to dictate to the staff.
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Linda L Platko, in my eyes it's not binding because We the People who supported the shelter will not allow anything to happen to you.
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Nicole Proctor Barbara Murphy, Danielle Rose O'Neil wanna add anything?
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Barbara Murphy My downfall was when we had gotten in a golden retriever, this dog had bit a child in the face and was under quarantine. They let an elderly man take the dog on daily walks during his quarantine. With other families and volunteers were outside walking dogs. I called the dog warden, told her what was happening and she threatened some of them with felonies. A couple weeks later I was fired. The board needs to step out of day to day business and allow the workers, who they're paying to do their jobs. There should never be family members on the board. Votes would obviously be bias. And board members working there? That's not allowed... Lol their little corrupt kingdom. Something needs to be done.

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Bonnie L. Bothell, 69, of Wharton, PA

Bonnie L. Bothell
“beloved wife, mother and grandmother”

WHARTON, PA---Bonnie L. Bothell, 69, of Wharton, PA, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 2, 2015 in her home with her loving husband at her side
Born April 3, 1946 in Indiana, Pa., she was a daughter of George and Alda Grindle Haggerty. On November 16, 1992 in Smicksburg, she married Daniel L. Bothell, who survives.

Bonnie was employed as a seamstress in Indiana for many years. 

She and her husband moved to Wharton in 1998. Bonnie was a member of the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club and a member of the Austin-Costello Sportsmen’s Club. She had a love of reading, doing puzzles and most of all spending time with her granddaughters.

Surviving besides her husband are three sons, James D. (Lynne) Huller of Jacksonville, NC, Donald R. Huller of Indiana, PA, and Andrew B. (Melissa) Bothell of Wharton; four loving granddaughters; many brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Bonnie’s wishes, there will be no formal services.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Police Searching For Lost Woman In Alfred

At 9:30 PM on Sunday, NY State Police are attempting to locate a woman along a powerline between Alfred & Alfred Station who has fallen and doesn't know just where she is. Alfred Ambulance has just been put on standby as the Trooper continues to search the wooded area.

The woman was walking a 4 wheeler trail to her home from the Dollar General store.

At 10:10 PM--Search units report they can hear her yelling for help and are moving towards her. The woman reports that she can hear the rescuers.

At 10:22 PM--Alfred Station Fire Dept. was requested to assemble at the hall to possibly assist in getting her out of there. 

At 10:48 PM--Rescuers have located the woman and are walking out on the power line right of way in a northwest direction toward the power station on Rt. 244. 

At 11:05 PM--Rescuers have decided to transport the woman out of the woods by a motorized vehicle from the fire department, so will be awaiting arrival of that vehicle.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Hall, Call Center

At 8:35 PM on Sunday, Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to hall, call center.


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