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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ham & Turkey Party At Roulette Fire Hall Saturday, March 25th

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Penn Brad Oil Museum Oil & Gas Memorabilia Auction Saturday, March 25th At Masonic Lodge In Bradford, PA

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IU #9 Has Job Openings For Extended School Year July 10 Thru July 27, 2017

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Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Dental Assistant And Registered Dental Hygienist.

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SMC Powder Metallurgy, Inc. Has An Immediate Opening For A Process Engineer

SMC Powder Metallurgy, Inc. In Galeton, PA, Seeking Quality Engineer

State Police Investigate Burglary Of Camp In Eldred Township

Known Male To Be Charged With Violating PFA And Possession Of Pot

Friday, March 24, 2017

Panthers Drop Home Opening Series to Penn College

By Scott Elliott
BRADFORD, Pa. - Pitt-Bradford baseball hosted Penn College Friday in its 2017 home opener at the Kessel Athletic Complex. The Panthers dropped both games to the Wildcats, 8-7 and 6-3.

The Panthers stormed back in the opener after falling behind 7-2 only to lose in extra innings. Pitt-Bradford jumped ahead 2-0 in the second behind Brody Wood’s two-run double to left field.

Starter Ryan Boyer retired the first seven Wildcat hitters he faced, but a one-out single in the third opened the floodgates for Penn College. The Wildcats would score seven runs on five hits, aided by a pair of errors, to chase Boyer from the game.

Andrew Bacha came on to retire the final two batters of the frame and would hold Penn College scoreless over the next 4.2 innings, allowing the Panthers to mount a charge.

Tim Brown doubled with two outs in the third, scoring a pair of runs, and Austin Parent’s RBI single up the middle capped a two-run fourth, trimming the deficit to 7-6. In the fifth, Jay Clinger doubled with one out, and he tied the game on Brown’s base hit.

Both teams squandered chances in the final two innings, pushing the contest to extras. In the top half of the eighth, Clinger chased down the go-ahead run in between third base and home after fielding a groundball at shortstop, yet the Wildcats singled in the winning run from second base in the next at bat.

Pitt-Bradford advanced a runner to third with two outs in the bottom half of the frame, but Brock Blovsky grounded out to end the threat.

Brown had three of the Panthers’ nine hits, and Clinger scored twice. Benjamin Hayes was charged with the loss, allowing one run on two hits in a single inning of work. Bacha was sharp in his relief appearance, surrendering only two hits while striking out four and walking one.

Pitt-Bradford also squandered an early lead in game two, as Penn College erupted for four runs in the fourth inning to win 6-3.

A pair of errors in the second inning led to two Panther runs, and Brown’s run-scoring bloop single added a third. The Wildcats got a run back in the third, and a trio of doubles in the fourth led to a four-run explosion. Penn College added a run in the sixth, and the game was called before the start of the seventh inning due to darkness.

Pitt-Bradford mustered just three hits and stranded 10 runners on base, including leaving the bases loaded in the final inning. Matthew Hogue took the loss, allowing five runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 4-12 on the season and will travel to Medaille Wednesday for the start of conference play.

Roulette Dispatched To Station

At 9:20 PM on Friday, Roulette Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to station.

Sinnemahoning Dispatched To Brush Fire & Wires Down

At 8:14 PM on Friday, Sinnemahoning Fire Department has been dispatched to a brush fire with wires down near 4662 First Fork Road. 
Responders are on scene and have notified the power company.

Roulette Ambulance To Center Street

At 7:13 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Center Street for a patient with difficulty breathing.

A benefit for Donald Gifford set for 1 p.m. Saturday at The Shack at Corydon, 3307 W. Washington St.


When Dave Feely found out Don Gifford was seriously injured, he knew what had to be done.

"We will have a benefit," he said. "And the sooner the better."

Earlier this month, Gifford, a Bradford Township employee and Willow Creek resident, was working on the garbage truck and was pinned between the truck and another vehicle.

He had surgery in Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y., and is now in a rehabilitation facility.

Within days, Feely's words became a reality.

A benefit is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at The Shack at Corydon, 3307 W. Washington St.

The Shack is serving beef on wecks plus rigatoni and meatballs. Several people have signed up to bring in food that will be used to supplement the meal. There will be a cash bar.

The cost is $10 per person.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction.

Entertainment includes the Inexpensive Winos, DJ Brandon Hallock and Greg Pire.

Feely wanted to help Gifford, who lives next to The Shack, because he has known him for years.

"In all honesty, he is one of the nicest, most sincere person I have met in my life," Feely said of Gifford. "Always respectful and friendly."

"I have always walked away from him feeling a little better. It's true."

And many people have offered to help with the benefit.

"A lot of people have stepped forward ," Feely said. "That's standard in Bradford. That is what we do in this town ... someone is in need and boom - people come running."

Gifford has a wife, Lisa, and three stepchildren.

"They are very grateful for any help. Very grateful," Feely said.

A portion of The Shack's proceeds will also be donated to the Giffords.

Feely is hopeful for a good turnout.

"It is hard to hear about something like this. Bad things happen to good people."

3-24-2017 Recalls

03/24/2017 02:00 PM EDT
Pro Sports Club of Bellevue, WA is recalling 36.957 Yogurt Peanut Crunch bars because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli H7 bacteria (E.Coli O157:H7) E Coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc., a Lampasas, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 35,168 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat beef taquito products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber with plastic.
 Lakes Farm Raised Catfish, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Due To Possible Adulteration
– Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Inc., a Dundee, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,695 pounds of siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with residues of public health concern, specifically Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green.


The student editors of Baily’s Beads, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s award-winning literary magazine, are seeking contest entries, submissions for special sections of music and performance poetry, and general submissions for their 2018 issue.
For the contest, participants are invited to write a piece that includes all of these seven words: lurched, chortle, attic, incite, icepack, beeswax, and orifice. Winners will be published in the 2018 edition and receive a cash prize. The deadline for entering is April 1.

The magazine is also seeking general submissions that reflect the community, and culture, or current events in a distinctive and inventive way. It accepts poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, including memoirs, essays, commentaries, interviews and travel and nature writing. The magazine also seeks audio recordings of original music compositions and audio or video recordings of performance poetry. For those sections, composers and performers should also e-mail a written copy of their work.

Written submissions should have a separate cover sheet with name, contact information (address, e-mail and phone), title of the submission and genre or medium. To help the staff judge work on its merits, do not place a name on the work itself. Prose should be double spaced, and poetry should be single-spaced. Authors may submit up to 20 pages of writing.

The staff is also seeking art – photography, paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, and digital art.

Submitted images should be high-resolution jpeg files to ensure a high-quality print.

Writers and artists do not need to be Pitt-Bradford students to make a submission. Each author/artist is asked to submit no more than 10 pieces. All submissions should be sent to The magazine accepts submissions year-round, but to ensure consideration for the next issue, please submit by April 10.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Poet Tanya Holtland and composer Daniela Candillari will give a joint presentation of their creative work Wednesday, March 29, in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Following the noon concert, Holtland and Candillari will join Pitt-Bradford faculty members Dr. Nancy McCabe, professor of writing, and Dr. Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music, to discuss issues of gender diversity in the arts.

“This presentation is an opportunity to highlight the role women play in the arts today while raising awareness of barriers that remain to a truly diverse arts environment,” Groffman said.

Candillari is a composer, pianist, conductor, TED Fellow and Fulbright Scholar.

Holtland’s chapbook “Inner River” was recently published by Drop Leaf Press.

During their residency at Pitt-Bradford, Candillari and Holtland will meet with student composers, musicians, and writers, who will have a chance to talk with and learn from these emerging artists who are increasingly prominent in their fields.

Following the residency, Candillari and Holtland will collaborate to write text and music for a new vocal work that will be premiered by acclaimed soprano Lucy Dhegrae at Pitt-Bradford in Fall 2017.

This presentation is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Year of Diversity and the Pitt-Bradford Women’s History Month Committee.

Work Continues Next Week on I-80 in Montour County


Montoursville, PA – A multi-year, $30 million project continues next week on Interstate 80 in Montour County with work in both eastbound and westbound

On Monday, March 27, and Tuesday, March 28, the eastbound right (driving) lane
will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from mile 224 to mile 229 so rumble strips can be filled in for a future traffic pattern change.

During the nights of Wednesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 30, alternating
westbound lanes will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. from mile 229 to mile 224 for line eradication and line painting in order to shift traffic onto the shoulder.

Motorists should be alert for slow-moving traffic and drive with caution through the work zone.

Police Seeking Male Who Fled Accident Scene

On Friday afternoon, Police are looking for a male who fled into the woods after a crash near Bordell Crossroad.

4:14 PM--Rew Fire Department dispatched to assemble at station for a search detail. Smethport & Otto Township Fire Depts. have also joined the search.

At about 5:30 PM, Searchers were advised the man had been found and they were dismissed. 

It's always a concern when an accident victim leaves the scene and is not found. Responders never know if the person is injured and confused, or out near the scene somewhere injured and unable to ask for help. Many hours have been expended by these volunteers looking for accident victims. 

Emporium Woman Accused Of Setting Fire To Her Home

Capitol Update

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Friday, March 24, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol
During the Potter-Tioga Maple Producers Association’s 13th Annual Maple Weekend, I was honored to present a copy of House Resolution 52 to Larry Hamilton of Hamilton’s Maple Products in Ulysses in recognition of Maple Producers Week in Pennsylvania. I was joined in the presentation by state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding (far right) and Carrie Fischer Lepore, deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Office of Marketing, Tourism and Film.
It was Pitt Day at the state Capitol on Tuesday, and I had the opportunity to meet with nursing students from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and their professor, Dr. Jean Truman. These students are already RNs and studying to earn their BSNs, and we had great conversation about a variety of issues and challenges facing the health care industry. They are an impressive group, and their patients will be in good hands!
DCNR Rural Fire Assistance Grants Available
Applications are now available for federal grants to help rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested areas.

Grants are available to rural areas or communities with fewer than 10,000 residents. Funding may be used for the purchase of wildfire suppression equipment, wildfire protective gear, wildfire prevention and mitigation, wildfire training, mobile or portable radios and installation of dry hydrants. The funds may also be used for conversion and maintenance of federal surplus property vehicles. The vehicles are presented to local departments exhibiting the greatest needs and those that commit to outfitting them for fire suppression.

Financial assistance on any project during any fiscal year cannot exceed 50 percent of the actual expenditures, including those of local, public and private nonprofit organizations participating in the agreement. The maximum grant that will be considered is $7,500 ($15,000 total project) per fire company.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Applications are due by May 18 and must be completed online here
House OKs Bill to Expand Reduced-Fee Vehicle Registration for Senior Citizens
More Pennsylvania seniors would be eligible for the state’s reduced-fee vehicle registration program under legislation I sponsored, which was approved by the House this week.

The program currently offers a discounted vehicle registration for just $10 to any person who is retired and receiving Social Security or other pension income that does not exceed $19,200 annually. However, since the income limit was last increased in 1998, many retirees have received modest cost-of-living increases in their Social Security income, and that has pushed them just beyond the eligibility limits for the program.

House Bill 188 would increase the income eligibility limit to $23,500, the same limit set for the state’s PACENET prescription drug assistance program. The bill must now be taken up by the Senate.

For more information about the existing reduced-fee vehicle registration program, visit
Restitution Package Seeks to Help Crime Victims
To make it easier for crime victims to receive the restitution owed to them, the House passed four bills designed to make sure criminals pay their legal obligations.

The bills would make it easier for counties to collect restitution; authorize wage attachment; require that any bail money be applied to restitution; and require that correctional facilities make minimum deductions from the wages and personal accounts of inmates.

In addition to meeting restitution, the bills also contain provisions that would require criminals to also address any owed court costs, fines and other obligations.

The bills now head to the state Senate. 

Emporium Man Located After Hit & Run Crash On Sizerville Road

Port Allegany's Maple Manor To Move To Bradford On March 31st

Shiglehouse Dispatched For Fire Alarm At Rizer Fireworks

At 2:08 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a fire alarm at Rizers Fireworks on Rt. 44 South. Responder on scene reports audible alarm with nothing showing.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-03-21 to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana county. 78.53 - EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL - Operator failed to design, implement and maintain best management practices and an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, during and after earthmoving or soil disturbing activities, including the activities related to siting, drilling, completing, producing, servicing and plugging, constructing, utilizing and restoring the site and access road.
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PA Permit Violation Issued to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-03-21 to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana county. 102.11(a)1 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS – BMP AND DESIGN STANDARDS - Person failed to design, implement and maintain E & S BMPs to minimize the potential for accelerated erosion and sedimentation to protect, maintain, reclaim and restore water quality and existing and designated uses.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Brady Twp, Clearfield County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-03-22 to Cnx Gas Co Llc in Brady Twp, Clearfield county. 78.85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - Operator failed prevent gas flow in the annulus and use gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries in areas of known shallow gas producing zones.
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July 1st 5K Run/2K Walk Benefits Galeton Fireworks Committee

Spring Is Sprung!! PennDOT Road Project Restarting On Rt. 155 In Potter County!!

Route 155 Project to Re-start Monday in Potter County

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will re-start a Route 155 project in Potter County on Monday, March 27. This year’s work zone will stretch from the Potter County line near Sizerville State Park north to the McKean County line.

This section of Route 155 carries an average of 2,000 vehicles each day. Project work will result in a smoother road surface and enhance roadway travel on Route 155 for years to come.

Work in 2017 will begin at the north end of the construction zone and will feature drainage upgrades and guide rail removal.

The drainage work will require an alternating traffic pattern during daylight hours. The alternating pattern will be controlled by temporary, pedestal-type traffic signals that will be active for about 10 hours each day. Roadway flagger may also be used, depending on work activity.

Overall project work will include roadway base repair and paving. Project completion is expected in mid-summer/August, with all work weather dependent. IA Construction Corporation of Franklin, PA is the contractor on this $5.5 million job.

PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in and around all work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For regional Twitter updates, follow PennDOT on Twitter at

Causer to Host Veterans Service Representatives

BRADFORD – In an effort to ensure area veterans receive the services and support they need, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is hosting veterans service representatives at his area offices during the month of February.

Dan Falls of the American Legion will be at the Coudersport office, 107 S. Main St., on Thursday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments should be made by calling the office at 814-274-9769.

Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Kane office, 55 Fraley St., on Monday, April 3, from 1-3 p.m., and at the Bradford office, 78 Main St., on Monday, April 10, from 1-3 p.m. No appointments are necessary.

The representatives will offer veterans assistance with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Veterans need not be a member of either organization to take advantage of the services.

For more information, visit

Headline Harrisburg

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Friday, March 24, 2017
The latest news from the State Capitol 
Expanding Educational Choices – Pennsylvanians should be proud of the great and varied educational options available to our Commonwealth’s students. I recently had the pleasure of supporting the latest effort to extend our successful track record of educational choice and excellence in our state.

Click here for the details.
Inheritance Tax Elimination –
On Tuesday, the House Finance Committee passed legislation I support which would eliminate the inheritance tax rate for transfers of property to or for the use of a child aged 21 years or younger from a natural parent, adoptive parent or step-parent. Transactions like this are currently subject to an inheritance tax rate of 4.5 percent.

During the meeting, I addressed concerns members had about the bill's potential impact on our state budget. Please click here to listen to my remarks.
Honoring Our Veterans –
On Wednesday, the House Transportation Committee unanimously passed House Bill 269, which would rename the State Route 879 bridge over Trout Run in Goshen Township, Clearfield County, as the Private David Kyle McCracken Memorial Bridge.

McCracken, a 1942 Clearfield High School graduate, was killed in action during World War Two and received the Purple Heart.

The bill may now be considered by the full House.

On the Road Again - Projects to replace these two Clearfield County bridges is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, April 3:

The Route 219/Mahaffey-Grampian Highway bridge over Poplar Run near Bells Landing, Greenwood Township.

The Route 219/Mahaffey-Grampian Highway bridge over Bell Run near Bells Landing, Greenwood Township.

In both cases, construction is expected to be complete in late October.

During the projects, an alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary traffic signals that allow drivers to cross both bridges in the same signal cycle. The signals will be in flash mode starting this Tuesday, March 28, and in full operation starting Monday, April 3.
Attention Hunters - The Pennsylvania Game Commission will host a hunter training course on Monday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 11, at the Kane Fish and Game Sportsman's Club on Dwight Road in Kane. This course is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can purchase a license.

If you are interested in registering for the class, please click here.
On Tuesday, I had the privilege of meeting with Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and some of his students who were spending the day at the state Capitol.

Intro to Social Media for Business

Which social networks should you use for your business to be successful? Where do you start with Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus? Learn the best practices for your business to maximize revenues and grow your business. We will discuss how to create content that will get you more followers and grow your reach on each of the networks as well as review the differences between each network so you can determine which will work best for your business.

This class is being presented by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $49 per person. Registration is required, and the registration deadline is Monday, April 3. To register or for more information, email or call UPB at (814) 362-5078.

Last Chance For Girl Scout Cookies Today In Port Allegany

Port Allegany Junior Girl Scout Troop 22114 will be selling cookies today from 4-7 at Shop-n- Save in Port Allegany. It's the last of our cookies!

IU #9 Has Job Openings For Extended School Year July 10 Thru July 27, 2017


OK Food Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
OK Food, Inc., an Oklahoma City, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.

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Ham & Turkey Party At Roulette Fire Hall Saturday, March 25th

Join Hamilton's Maple Products For Breakfast Saturdays & Sundays In Ulysses

Penn Brad Oil Museum Oil & Gas Memorabilia Auction Saturday, March 25th At Masonic Lodge In Bradford, PA

Lakeview Health Care & Rehabilitation Seeking Full Time RN Supervisor & Part Time RN's & LPN's