Saturday, February 13, 2016
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BLOG: Governor Wolf Weekly Update, Feb. 7 – Feb. 13, 2016
February 13, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf
Starting this week, Governor Wolf will be recapping his week via video for Pennsylvanians, talking about the important news and events that happened during the week.
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At 12:10 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Rescue & ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 49 in the area of Baker Creek for a pickup truck into a tree with possible entrapment. Helicopter has been requested but not available due to weather.
A second accident has been reported in the area of 854 Route 49 with no injuries. Roulette Ambulance dispatched to this call. 2 vehicles with unknown injuries.
Callers report roadway very slippery.
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2015 PENNSYLVANIA BEAR HARVEST RANKS THIRD ALL-TIME
With the total now official, the top eight harvests in state history all have occurred in the past decade.
It was a large harvest, and a heavy one.
Pennsylvania hunters harvested a total of 3,748 bears in 2015, the third-highest tally in state history, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported today. And a whopping 68 of those bears topped the 500-pound mark.
The harvest total represents an increase compared to 2014, when 3,371 bears were taken.
With 2015 total now official, the eight largest bear harvests all have occurred in the past decade.
The all-time high was recorded in 2011, when 4,350 bears were harvested. Hunters harvested 4,164 in 2005 and 3,510 bears in 2013.
Hunters in 2015 harvested bears in 57 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, an increase compared to 2014, when bears were taken in 56 counties. Bears were taken in 20 of the state’s 23 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), and each of the Game Commission’s six regions saw a larger harvest in 2015 compared to the previous year.
The 68 bears harvested weighing 500 pounds or more represents a sharp increase from 2014, when 41 bears taken by hunters reached or exceeded the 500-pound mark.
And 18 bears in the 2015 harvest topped 600 pounds.
Two bears tied for heaviest in the harvest, each weighing an estimated 713 pounds. The first was taken on the Nov. 21 statewide opener in Blair Township, Blair County, by Richard A. Watt, of Gallitzin, Pa. The second was taken Nov. 23 in Granville Township, Mifflin County, by Gregory A. Wilson, of Lewistown.
Rounding out the 2015 list of the top 10 heaviest bears were an estimated 685-pound male taken Nov. 21 in Letterkenny Township, Franklin County by Dustin J. Foust, of Orrstown, Pa.; a 652-pound male taken in Todd Township, Fulton County, on the Nov. 16 opener of the statewide bear archery season by Garry E. Miller Jr., of McConnellsburg, Pa.; a 649-pound male taken in Limestone Township, Warren County, by Matthew B. Stanga, of Tarentum, Pa.; a 648-pound male taken in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County, by Andrew D. Fischer, of Crystal Spring, Pa.; a 640-pound male taken in Weatherly Township, Carbon County, by Kenneth J. Mehlig, of Weatherly, Pa.; a 632-pound male taken Nov. 24 in Worth Township, Centre County by Chad A. Seeger of Port Matilda, Pa.; a 631-pound male taken Nov. 25 in Hillsgrove Township, Sullivan County by Skyler M. Hubler, of Dushore, Pa.; and a 629-pound male taken Nov. 24 in Greene Township, Pike County by John Gilpin, of Newfoundland, Pa.
Lycoming County, perennially among the top counties for bear harvests again led the way with 312 harvests in 2014, up from 286 the previous year. Among other top counties for bear harvests in 2015 were: Clinton, 265 (179 in 2014); Tioga 196 (275); Pike 180 (111); and Centre, 162 (117).
The four-day general season again set the pace for the overall harvest, with 2,724 bears being taken during that season. But the extended seasons and the archery bear season also contributed to the totals.
Statewide, 803 bears were harvested in extended seasons while 209 were taken during the archery bear season.
Pike County claimed the highest harvest in extended seasons, with 56 bears taken after the close of the general statewide bear season. Other top counties, and their harvest totals during the extended seasons, were: Wayne, 52; Tioga, 51; Lycoming, 50; Luzerne, 49; and Bradford, 46.
Final county harvests by region (with 2014 figures in parentheses) are:
Northwest – 455 (394): Warren, 126 (100); Forest, 77 (41); Venango, 76 (71); Clarion, 69 (54); Jefferson, 59 (56); Butler, 22 (28); Crawford, 13 (26); Mercer, 8 (5); and Erie, 5 (13).
Southwest – 317 (312): Somerset, 102 (109); Fayette, 87 (103); Armstrong, 41 (35); Cambria, 31 (15); Westmoreland, 27 (29); Indiana, 22 (19); Allegheny, 6 (2); and Beaver, 1 (0).
Northcentral – 1,436 (1,383): Lycoming, 312 (286); Clinton, 265 (179); Tioga, 196 (275); Centre, 162 (117); Clearfield, 114 (72); Potter 97 (157); McKean, 95 (100); Elk, 79 (79); Cameron, 78 (76); and Union, 38 (42).
Southcentral – 452 (391): Huntingdon, 120 (89); Bedford, 74 (70); Blair, 43 (41); Juniata, 41 (28); Fulton, 39 (28); Mifflin, 37 (42); Perry, 36 (56); Franklin, 26 (19); Snyder, 26 (14); Cumberland, 10 (4); and Adams, 0 (1).
Northeast – 965 (795): Pike, 180 (111); Luzerne, 123 (75); Wayne, 107 (87); Bradford, 103 (108); Monroe, 101 (79); Sullivan, 73 (76); Carbon, 60 (47); Wyoming, 60 (55); Susquehanna, 59 (74); Lackawanna, 41 (51); Columbia, 38 (23); Northumberland, 20 (8); and Montour, 1 (1).
Southeast – 123 (95): Dauphin, 52 (35); Schuylkill, 45 (39); Northampton, 13 (9); Lebanon, 5 (2); Berks, 3 (6); Lehigh 3 (4); and Bucks, 1 (0).
The final bear harvests by Wildlife Management Unit (with final 2014 figures in parentheses) were: WMU 1A, 22 (12); WMU 1B, 65 (90); WMU 2A, 3 (1) WMU 2B, 7 (3); WMU 2C, 286 (291); WMU 2D, 168 (148); WMU 2E, 46 (48); WMU 2F, 337 (262); WMU 2G, 718 (623); WMU 2H, 67 (68); WMU 3A, 173 (286); WMU 3B, 370 (366); WMU 3C, 180 (168); WMU 3D, 417 (296); WMU 4A, 139 (106); WMU 4B, 133 (142); WMU 4C, 164 (120); WMU 4D, 361 (261); WMU 4E, 81 (64); WMU 5A, 0 (4); and WMU 5C, 10 (12).
The Game Commission handled and tagged more than 900 bears statewide in Pennsylvania last year, and the percentage of those bears harvested by hunters suggests the state’s bear population grew between 2014 and 2015, said agency bear biologist Mark Ternent.
The state’s bear population had held stable at about 18,000 from 2008 to 2014.
But in 2014, harsh weather greeted bear hunters in much of the state during the general bear season opener, and this fact likely contributes to the bear population bumping to an estimated 20,000 animals, Ternent said. The last time the population bumped after several years of a stable population trend, it also did so after a year after harsh weather during bear season, Ternent said.
A record number of bear licenses – 175,314 – were sold in 2015, as well, continuing a trend of an increasing number of bear hunters.
Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said the growing interest in bear hunting isn’t surprising given the recent string of top harvests, and the future for bear hunting looks as bright as ever.
“It might sound like a broken record, but, truly, there has never been a better time to hunt bears in Pennsylvania,” Hough said. “Each year, another top harvest is added to the record books, and the largest one yet very possibly might be around the corner.”
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What a decade for bear hunting
The 2015 Pennsylvania bear harvest, the third-largest in state history, joined other recent seasons near the top of the record books. With the totals now official, the eight of the top 10 harvests all have occurred in the last decade. Here’s a look:
Top Pennsylvania bear harvests
1. 4,350 – 2011
2. 4,164 – 2005
3. 3,748 – 2015
4. 3,623 – 2012
5. 3,512 – 2009
6. 3,510 – 2013
7. 3,458 – 2008
8. 3,366 – 2014
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|by MizMonica Thomas|
Well Super Bowl is over I hope your team won. Valentine’s Day is here; don’t forget your sweetheart along with Presidents Day. The kids have a break from school and winter finally showed up. Personally I could do without all the wind and minus wind chill factors. Interesting next 10 days there is no excuse for saying you can’t find an anything to do.
At the Elementary School: No School Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 14, 2016
. Walking Wednesday’s will continue along with Early Morning Fitness Grades (3-5) 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The 4th grade is having a Nani-pops fundraiser. Tuesday, Feb. 16 there will be a PK Sweet Heart Tea Party. Grades 4th, 5th and 6th Boys Basketball practice Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7:00 in the Elem gym and Friday, Feb. 19, at 5:30 MSHS GYM. E,P,T,O, Meeting Thursday February 18 at 6:00 p.m. and on Friday the 19th, E.P.T.O. will host Movie Night Grades PK-5.
At the Middle School and High School: No School Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 14, 2016. In sports this week check the Athletic Schedule at OswayoValley.Com for the most updated list and cancellations. Boys and Girls JR. High basketball game at Austin 6:00 p.m., at home Wed. Feb. 17 6:00 p.m. versus Galeton Area and Friday, Feb, 19 at 6:00 away at Smethport. JO Wrestling practice Monday, Feb. 14, Tuesday, Feb. 15, Wed., 16, Thurs., 17 and Friday 18, at 5:30 each day in the OV ELEM. GYM. The Freshman class is having a Pizza Sale. Honor Roll is out there were 35 students on High Honor Roll and 54 on Honor Roll a complete list of names is available at the schools website on the Guidance page.
Congratulations go out to Hope Howard and Brianna Siebert as both were chosen to play on the 2nd Annual Big 30 Basketball Senior Classic the game is on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Portville High School. Girls game beginning at 4:00 and Boys at 6:00 p.m. The Senior Classic is a fund raising effort that supports the Big 30 Athletic Fund.
Parents of Shinglehouse Baseball, T-ball and Softball Players, Denise Buchholz has announced signup sheets should be coming home with students from school. The teams are open to boys and girls ages 4-16. They have a HARD deadline in conjunction with Little League International rules and local Potter McKean insurance requirements, it being February 21, 2016. If you don’t get a signup sheet come to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center on Sunday, February 21 from 2:00-4:00 to sign up. We are looking for volunteers to help with practices, concessions and umps. Their website is: https://sites.google.com/shinglehousebaseball/home
The athletes from G2Gymnastics are continuing to rack up scores to help themselves advance to state competitions. No open gym Friday night the 12th as the Level 3’s will be heading to the Rochester Classic. You kids are awesome! February Gymnasts of the month were: Preschool-Zoe Lord, Beginner-Madyson Bell, Intermediate-Elle Goodwin and Advanced-Corinne Waid. Jonnie is holding a 31 fundraiser for Equipment check their website on facebook for more information.
Boy Scout Troop #557 will be having a Pancake Breakfast Saturday specializing in Valentine cakes. They will be at the Shinglehouse Fire Department from 7:00-10:00 a.m. cost $8.00. Congratulation to Phillip Freelove on earning Eagle Scout status, see story elsewhere on Solomon’s Word. He is the son of Gene and Charlene Freelove of Sharon Center.
The Musical Mary Poppins is being presented by the Olean Community Theatre Friday, February 12- 14, 2016. Times are Friday 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:00. It will be at Alleghany Limestone High School at 3131 Five Mile road, Knapp Creek, New York. Tickets are $10.00-$12.00. Our own Janet Nolan and her son Clay are in the cast. Tickets can be bought online at www.octnow.com or at the door.
Piecemakers Quilters meet Monday, February 15 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Shinglehouse. Bring your own project and machine, they offer tutorials on beginning quilting. Their project for the year will be children's pillows for the Christmas House in December.
Lenten Lunch is on Wednesday, February 17, at noon, St. Teresa’s Parish will be hosting. They meet at (12) noon in the basement of the United Methodist Church on Lincoln Street, in Shinglehouse.
Music Boosters Meeting Tuesday, February 16, 2016 5:50 p.m. OV MSHS Library
At the Senior Center Monday, Feb 15 they will be closed for Presidents Day. Tuesday, Feb 16: Valentine’s Party, lunch: Chicken Bruschetta along with Quilt Club, Wednesday, Feb. 17: Roast Pork and Gravy, Let’s Talk Presidents and Bingo. Please call the day before to make your reservation 814-697-7178.
At the Library this week the Stitch Together Group will meet on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. On February, 24 at 1:30 the Wednesday Afternoon Book Club will meet to discuss " Crazy For the Storm, by Norman Ollestad. It’s a great memoir every boy should read. Books are available at the front desk. The library is taking orders for Gertrude Hawk Chocolates for Easter baskets again this year. You can place an order with a board member, at the library or order on line order deadline February 22. The Historical Society is open Friday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the basement. Also this month at the library on President's Day (Feb. 15th) at 1:00 pm for a family movie featuring a princess and her animal friends as they journey through the bayous of Louisiana and come to realize what's truly important in life...love, family and friendship. To learn more about the movie, check out the library's website at www.ovmlibrary.org.
The Writer’s Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Oswayo Valley Library on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. This is a peer group of local writers who meet to discuss and work on their writing pieces.
Southern Tier Country Dance Society will meet for Contra Dancing on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. with a dish to pass tureen at 5:30. It is held at the Cuba Grange in Cuba, New York.
There will be a Penelec scheduled power outage 8:30 a.m.-11:00a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
2016 Sportsman show hosted by Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca Friday, February 20 & Saturday, Feb. 21, 2016 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tickets available at www.senecaalleganycasino.com.
I understand Anita Mathews Norton’s new class has gotten off to a good start congratulations to her and all her new students. You can her email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org along with information posted on the Stray Cat Strings facebook page. I’m excited about having an orchestra group here!
The Community Choir held a wonderful night out for locals with the Desert Mystery Night. It was a lot of fun with some great costumes, the deserts were luscious. They thank the community for supporting them in this fund raiser to pay for music for their Christmas Concert. They have begun rehearsing for their summer concert next practice is on Tuesday, February 23. Anyone living in the area and over the age of 18 is welcome to join! You do not have to be able to read music! Come sing with us! The choir meets the first and last Tuesdays of each month. Rehearsals are from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at the OV Senior Center in Shinglehouse. The free summer concert titled "Summer, Sun & Fun," will be part of the entertainment at the Summer Fun Fest on June 25 at Assembly Park sponsored by the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Association.
The Oswayo Valley Senior Center Building Fund Raiser “Gun Raffle, Chinese & Silent Auction” will be on March 5, 2016 from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. at the Shinglehouse Fire Hall
$20 for the ticket you may bring a guess. This includes dinner and your drinks. There are 8 guns. A CZ American, Combo .22/.17 or $300 cash, Henry Golden Boy .22 or $225. Cash, Ruger American, .204 or $250 Cash, Savage 111 Trophy Hunter, .260 or $325 or Cash, Traditions, PA Flintlock, .50 or $300 Cash, Thompson Venture Preditor, .223 or $350 Cash, Savage Axis, .306 or $200 Cash, & Remington, 870 Exp. .12 Ga or $275 Cash. Must pass NICS check on all firearms. They are only selling 300 tickets. You may call the center for tickets 814-697-7178. Also available will be raffles tickets on a flat screen tv, quilt, Chinese auction and silent auction.
Also if you don’t get the Bradford Era on Jan. 29 they ran a story that State Rep. Matt Baker, R- Wellsboro has introduced legislation to restore $5.67 million that helps fund 14 critical access hospitals including Cole Memorial and Penn Highlands Elk in St. Mary’s. Seems our governor vetoed the funding. We might want to be getting a hold of our folks in Harrisburg. Must be they don’t know there is only one (1) hospital in each of these counties.
Last but not least the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will no longer issue registration stickers beginning Jan. 1, 2017. They will be using new technology called Automated License Plate Reader Technology. Beginning Jan. 1, customers who renew online will be able save a copy of and print a permanent registration card on demand.
Feel free to drop in and set a spell on the porch with me and Daisy Mae or we can be reached at 814-697-7625, email@example.com or my face book page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.
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...BITTERLY COLD AIR AND LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS EXPECTED...
.DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS WILL OCCUR THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS
THE ENTIRE AREA. LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TODAY AS
THE COLD AIR MOVES OVER THE WARMER WATERS OF LAKE ERIE. MOISTURE
FROM LAKE HURON COULD ALSO ENHANCE THE SNOW SHOWERS AND LEAD TO
SOME NARROW BANDS OF HEAVIER SNOW...ESPECIALLY ACROSS ASHTABULA
COUNTY IN OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA. INTERSTATES 90 AND 79
WILL LIKELY BE IMPACTED BY SNOW SQUALLS.
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BRADFORD
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST SUNDAY...
...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...
* HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS.
* TIMING...NOW THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
* WIND CHILLS...AS LOW AS 20 TO 30 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
* IMPACTS...FROSTBITE TO EXPOSED SKIN POSSIBLE IN JUST 15 TO 30
IF YOU WILL BE OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES. YOUNG CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY AND THE HOMELESS ARE
ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE COLD. APPROPRIATE ACTION SHOULD BE
TAKEN TO ENSURE PETS HAVE ADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM THE COLD
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At 9:37 AM on Saturday, Fillmore, Houghton, Short Tract and Wiscoy-Rossburg Fire Departments have been dispatched to a possible structure fire at 6063 Botsford Hollow Road in the Town of Hume.
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At 9:32 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to 824 North Main Street for a residential fire alarm.
9:39 AM--Recalled by Engine 33.
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McCain Foods USA, Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
McCain Foods USA, Inc., a Lisle, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,215 pounds of bacon fritters that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials.
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Andy KulpThe question has been asked and it doesn't matter...regardless of whether we have snow or not the Snow Fest will go on...Mayor Brenda Whitman has so much stuff planned for this year that regardless of whether there is snow or not there will be lots to do....
come on down to Carp Park on Saturday, Febuary 13th from noon to 3 pm and enjoy the day...
the Backpack program will be there selling Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Sausage sandwiches and lots of other goodies at a price you can afford.
The party will continue at the Coudersport American Legion after the Snow Fest is done so plan on spending the day in Coudersport...please share this post to all your friends!!!
Friday, February 12, 2016
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|Alvina M. Shepard|
“devoted military wife and mother”
Alvina M. Shepard, 88, of Conneautville, PA a former longtime resident of Austin, PA passed away in her home surrounded by her loved ones on Monday, February 8, 2016, after a long illness.
Born October 9, 1927 in Clermont, she was a daughter of Howard D. and Madelin E. Campbell Clinton. On January 8, 1946 in Frederick, Md., she married Neil L. Shepard, who passed away on July 30, 2012.
Alvina held various jobs throughout the years. She was a cook for the Cameron County Jail in Emporium and also at the Potter County Jail in Coudersport. She was also employed as a cashier at Perry’s Country Store in Austin and was a mentor/chaperone for the Potter County School bus for Special Needs children.
Alvina attended the Living Hope Community Church in Conneautville. She was a member of the Austin Ambulance Association and worked their bingo for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed “shopping” and visiting with her sister, Margaret, every night on the phone. Her beloved dog, Tinkerbell, was her pride and joy. Alvina was a very giving person. She will be greatly missed.
Surviving are four sons, Neil T. (Debi) Shepard of Port Allegany, Charles D. (Taunya) Shepard of Harmonsburg, Douglas E. Shepard of Conneautville, and Larry W. Shepard of Emporium; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Andrews of Dunnellon, Florida; a son-in-law, George P. Yatsko of Uniontown; and a niece, Deborah Jones of River View, Florida.
In addition to her parents and husband of 66 years, Mrs. Shepard was predeceased by a daughter, Linda L. Yatsko, who died in 2001.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Austin Free Methodist Church, Austin, where a memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Roger D. Laktash, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
Alvina’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Alvina, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
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|( L-R) Todd Piney BSA, Shaun Shelp Troop Leader, Gene Freelove, Phillip Freelove, Charlene Freelove and Mrs. Carol Clark District Chairman.|
Phillip Freelove is the son of Gene & Charlene Freelove of Shinglehouse, PA. A member of Shinglehouse Boy Scouts Troop #557 became an Eagle Scout is the highest honor awarded to a scout on Sunday February 7, 2017. Phillip will be joining the Army National Guard after graduation in May from Oswayo Valley Middle School.
The Eagle Ceremony held at the Shinglehouse Firehall was attended by approximately 100 people including representatives of the Allegany Highlands Council, Troop 557 Charter Organization SVFD, Troop 557 leadership and scout leaders, Troop 557 scouts, 2 pastors, the Oswayo Valley Superintendent, the OV Guidance Councillor, an OV teacher, mentors, family, and friends.
Eagle Scouts put in a hundreds of hours of work and commitment to meet the Eagle requirements. The scouts have a vast support system that encourages them and plays a key part in their success and the success of all boys and young men in the scouting program.
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Rosemarie K. Denmark
PORT ALLEGANY- Rosemarie K. Denmark, 71, of Knapp Rd., passed away Thursday (Feb. 11, 2016) at her home.
Born August 8, 1944, in Danzig, Germany, she was a daughter of Leo and Gerda C.V. Pieper-Loch Strecker. In Florida, she married Cyrus J. Denmark, who survives. They were married 30 years.
Rosemarie was a graduate of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany, with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree both in Chemistry. She was also a licensed agent with New York Life, and a LPN nurse for many years before her retirement.
She was also co-owner of Whispering Springs Research Ranch, of Port Allegany.
She was a resident of the area for 22 years, coming from Bradford, PA.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Cyrus, are two sons, Christian M. Miklosovic of Chesapeake, VA, and Thomas C. Miklosovic of Port Allegany; a daughter, Angela C. (Stephen) Wolfe of Kane, PA; five grandchildren; two step-daughters, Holly (Ronald) Peffer, and Catherine (James) Munson both of Bradford; a stepson, William Denmark of Florida; three step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Monday (Feb. 15, 2016) in the Birch Grove Mennonite Church, Two Mile Rd., Port Allegany, with a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. with Rev. Dale Detweiler, pastor, officiating.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, or McKean SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made to:
Cyrus J. Denmark
81 Knapp Rd.
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 2/12/2016 05:48:00 PM
|Marilyn W. PEFFER|
Born August 13, 1932, in Cortland, NY, she was the daughter of Benjamin G. and Thelma A. Sherwood Walter. On May 6, 1956, in Harrison Valley, she married Lloyd George Peffer, who predeceased her on June 25, 1995.
A graduate of Harrison Valley High School and Mansfield University, she was an elementary teacher in the Northern Potter School District at the Harrison Valley Elementary School and the Northern Potter Children’s School.
Marilyn was a member of the Harrison Valley Federated Church, where she served as pianist, and Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses.
Surviving are: a daughter, Susan A. (Raymond P.) Miller of Pittsford, NY; two grandchildren, Lauren Anne Miller and Alec Ryan Miller, both of Pittsford; two brothers, Roger B. (Joan) Walter of Gaines, PA and Charles Walter of Buffalo, NY; a sister-in-law, Donna Walter of Westfield; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Phillip C. Walter.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, February 15, 2016 in the Harrison Valley Federated Church. Pastor Ed Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Federated Church, 201 Second St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927.
Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
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Montoursville – Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised to drive with care and be alert for unexpected icy conditions on area roadways this weekend.
With snow squalls in the forecast and a cold front moving into the region, there is a potential for whiteout conditions and drifting snow which can decrease visibility and create slick pavement surfaces. Although PennDOT will be treating roads in the region, extreme cold temperatures limit the effectiveness of salt and slippery areas still may exist.
Motorists should give plow trucks plenty of room to operate. Increase traveling distance when following plow trucks and do not attempt to pass them.
PennDOT also reminds people that plowing snow from driveways and side streets onto state roads can create hazards and is not permitted.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 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.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 2/12/2016 05:34:00 PM
The deadline to advertise in the 2016 Route 6 Magazine, the official guide for traveling US Route 6 in Pennsylvania, has been extended until February 29.
The magazine will serve as a travelogue, leading visitors across the state from east to west, with stories on the “can’t miss” sites and stories including the great lakes near Erie, the Read Between the Signs project in Meadville, the Kinzua Dam and Skywalk, the Dark Sky Preserve, how the Pine Creek Gorge became the Grand Canyon, towns along the Susquehanna River, Lackawanna Heritage Trail, Delaware and Hudson Rail, Gifford Pinchot and the Conservation Movement and the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
Beagle Media, LLC of Wellsboro along with the PA Route 6 Alliance and its 10 county convention and visitor bureaus that serve the northern tier are producing this new magazine style guide.
Over 30,000 copies will be produced and distributed to PennDOT Welcome Centers, local visitor centers, AAA and other travel agents and through direct requests. A digital copy will be available on the PA Route 6 website – www.paroute6.com.
Businesses, chambers of commerce and attractions can place an ad in this high quality publication by either contacting their local CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau) or the PA Route 6 Alliance's at 814-435-7706. Forms and ad specs are available at: http://www.paroute6.com/members. You do not have to be a member of a CVB to participate. Advertising is due by February 29, 2016 and the magazine will be published in May.
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PA Route 6 Alliance Launches Route 6 Round-UP - Great American Cleanup of PA Community Improvement Event
February 12, 2016
In an effort to beautify the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor, the PA Route 6 Alliance is organizing a Route 6 Round-up as part of Great American Cleanup of PA Event, taking place from March 1 until May 31.
The PA Route 6 Alliance is looking for organizations and volunteers to participate in the west-to-eat clean-up of one of America’s favorite highways, Community and civic associations, schools and youth groups, families and friends, business employees, hunting and fishing clubs, conservation organizations, sports teams, and others can organize their members and participate in the Route 6 Round-up.
According to PA Route 6 Alliance Executive Director Terri Dennison, the last time the Round-up was held across Route 6 in 2009; a total of 250 volunteers cleaned over 103 miles. This made it one of the largest organized clean-ups in the state.
To help organizers plan for their community clean-ups, the PA Route 6 Alliance will be hosting a webinar, “ GACofPA 101: How to Organize a Community Improvement Event for PA Rt 6 Communities” on Tuesday, March 1 at 2pm. To register for the website, contact the PA Route 6 Alliance at 814-435-7706 or on their website at www.paroute6.com/roundup.
The Great American Cleanup of PA is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, the country’s largest community improvement program that engages more than 4 million volunteers and participants from more than 20,000 communities each spring from across the country to take action in their local communities to create positive change and lasting impact.
2015 Great American Cleanup of PA accomplishments:
o 128,157 Volunteers removed over 6 million pounds of litter and debris creating safer, cleaner and more beautiful communities;
o Cleaned 11,943 miles of streets, highways, trails, waterways and shorelines;
o Cleaned and renewed 6,422 acres of parks, public lands and wetlands;
o Planted 13,050 trees, flowers and bulbs to strengthen a community’s green infrastructure.
State sponsors of the 2016 Great American Cleanup of PA include PADEP, PennDOT, Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, Pennsylvania Waste Industries - Webber Associates, Sheetz, ShopRite , The Fresh Grocer ,Wawa, Inc., Weis Markets, Giant Eagle Inc., Giant Food Stores, LLC, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Republic Services, Steel Recycling Institute, Wegmans Food Market - PA Division Office.
About PA Route 6 Alliance
The PA Route 6 Alliance manages the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor, one of the twelve designated Pennsylvania Heritage Areas.
The Alliance implements the Management Action Plan, all branding and marketing plans, community development programs and other planning efforts along the corridor. The Alliance represents 11 northern counties: Crawford, Erie, Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Wayne and Pike. Funded under the Heritage Area Program of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resource, their focus is on efforts to preserve, enhance and promote the transportation heritage of one of the nation's first transcontinental highways; to sustain and enhance the small rural communities linked by the highway; and to preserve and enhance the natural, scenic beauty of one of America's favorite "road trips".
To learn more about the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor, visit www.paroute6.com .
About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
The Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 121 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.
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From the family of Paul Popovich:
We would like to thank the many people who helped make Paul’s cancer benefit the amazing success that it was. Thank you for your donations for the auction, and for your gifts of money. Thank you for the wonderful baked goods, both for the desserts and the bake sale. Thank you for the donated gas cards that you’ve given us to help with treatment costs. Most of all, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Galeton is an awesome place to live because of you . God bless all of you.
Paul, Jerri, Pauly & Colton Popovich
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Crescent Point Energy Recalls To Inspect Propane Gas Due to Fire and Burn Hazard The recalled propane does not have sufficient levels of odorant to help alert consumers of a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards.
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|Trooper Ryan Luckenbaugh|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A state police trooper has been charged in the beating of a Harrisburg man last year.
A criminal complaint filed Friday charges Trooper Ryan Luckenbaugh with two misdemeanor counts of official oppression, a misdemeanor count of simple assault, and a summary harassment count.
Luckenbaugh, 36, of Mechanicsburg, is accused of kicking Chris Siennick in the face while Siennick was seated on the ground and handcuffed behind his back, according to the charging documents filed by the Internal Affairs Division of the Pennsylvania State Police. Read more...
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Dr. Awada (pictured) joins Cole Memorial’s current OB/Gyn Mazen Fouany, MD, his colleague and past class-mate at George Washington University’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Department in Washington, DC.
“I’ve worked with Dr. Awada for several years in the Washington, DC area and he’s wonderful, knowledgeable, caring and a great surgeon,” stated Mazen Fouany, MD, recipient of 2015 Top Doctor in Obstetrics & Gynecology from the Leading Physicians of the World a subsidiary of the International Association of HealthCare Professionals. “I’m glad he is joining Cole Memorial as he’s a great addition to our medical staff.”
Dr. Awada received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut before completing his OB/GYN residency at the George Washington University Medical Center (GWUMC) where he won multiple awards in recognition for his medical knowledge and surgical skills including laparoscopy. In addition, Dr. Awada worked at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia and Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.
"We are pleased that Dr. Awada is part of our Women’s Health team,” said Cole’s Regional Health Center Director Lori Gross. “He and Dr. Fouany are eager to strengthen our services by providing the best women’s health care in our region.”
The Women’s Health Center is a highly-skilled medical profession which provides a full-range of services, such as: general and high risk obstetrics; general gynecology; fibroids, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome management; management of abnormal Pap tests; gynecological surgery with a specialization in laparoscopic procedures; treatment of pelvic floor prolapse and urinary incontinence; pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction management; contraception; well-woman exams and menopausal care.
For an appointment, please call the Women’s Health Center at Cole Memorial at 814-274-7101 or visit www.colememorial.org for more information.
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By Frank Williams
WESB Local News
A Bradford woman pleaded guilty Thursday to five different cases, including one where she tried to rundown a Bradford City Police officer. 33 year-old Amber Bunce pleaded no contest to aggravated assault and attempting to elude police in one case, criminal mischief and criminal trespass in another and attempting to deliver a controlled substance in three different cases. Bunce will be sentenced on March 10.
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|William Gray Seighman|
William Gray Seighman, 77, of Smethport, PA, died Thursday (February 11, 2016) at his residence.
Mr. Seighman was a 1956 graduate of Rostraver Township High School and joined the Navy. He served from 1956 to 1960. He was a Builder 2nd Class in the Seabees.
Bill worked for Duggan & Duggan of Olean, NY for many years.
He attended the Christian Gospel Church of Coleville, loved hunting with his favorite dog, "JR", enjoyed traveling, and watching games of his favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bill loved driving old Jeeps. He restored a 1947 Willys CJ2A. Bill's greatest accomplishment was building the log cabin home that he and Carlyn lived in. He started the house in 1982 and completed it in 1984.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by
three daughters: Cora Louise (Dave Ahearn) Hall of Crosby, Paula Diane (David, III) Brandt of Kersey, and Kelly Sue Ann (Daniel) Davis of Smethport
two sons: William Donald (Deborah) Seighman of Abilene, TX, and Michael Burdette (Edythe) Seighman of Alvin, TX
fourteen grandchildren: Jereme and Jesse Hall, Melissa (Josh) Hoch, Trisha Hall, Shawna (Ryan) Boydston, Miranda, William J., Breanna and Chase L. Seighman, Amanda (Ralph) Ryden, Deanna and David J. Brandt, IV, Aaron and Ryan Davis
one brother: Walter Seighman of Belle Vernon, PA, and nephew Robert Seighman and niece Barb Vahaly.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 15, from 2-4 PM, at the Christian Gospel Church of Coleville, where funeral and committal services will begin at 4 PM, with the Rev. Dan LaPage, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, Farmers Valley. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Christian Gospel Church of Coleville or the Patterson Cancer Center at Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. 2nd St., Coudersport, PA 16915. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
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At 11:36 AM on Friday, Hamlin Township Fire Dept. & Mt. Jewett Ambulance have been dispatched to Clermont Road, just south of Route 6 for a tractor-trailer accident. Medic 16 has also been dispatched.
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Jefferson County, PA - An 89 year old Brockport man was killed in a multi- vehicle crash on Rattlesnake Road in Jefferson County. Jack Marshall was taken to Penn Highlands for major injuries where he was later pronounced dead.
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Valentine’s Day is typically the time when the falcons renew their courtship behavior. The male will offer food to the female and put on a spectacular display of flight and hunting skills, all to impress her and prove his ability to be a good provider. There also is some vocal interaction at the nest.
“Providing a live feed of the peregrine falcons has helped to teach a generation of Pennsylvania school students and the public about the connection between wildlife and our environment,” DEP Secretary John Quigley said. “It underscores the effects we humans have on the natural world and how we can all be better stewards.”
The redesigned falcon website includes new interactive features like Instagram and Flickr where users can upload their own wildlife photos and even retweet a falcon valentine on Twitter. Visitors can learn about the falcons’ history in Harrisburg, view a calendar of seasonal activity and link to other bird cams from around the state. The live video will now be streamed year-round instead of ending in June. Favorite website features like information and lesson plans for teachers and the Falcon Wire are still available.
The 13-year old male falcon has occupied the nest site at the Rachel Carson State Office Building for the past 11 years. This is considered old for a wild peregrine, so at some point, a new male may challenge him for the nest site. The seven-year-old female is entering her fourth year at this nest site.
If their courtship is successful, the first of several eggs should arrive around mid-March. The first egg of 2015 arrived March 16. Since 2000, 58 of the 69 eggs produced at the nest have hatched. Thirty-four were females, and 23 males (in 2008, the sex of one of the young falcons could not be determined). The eggs typically hatch in mid-May and the young falcons take their first flights in June.
“This nest site in Harrisburg is one of the most productive ones in the state and its success is due in large part to our online community” Quigley said. “We thank our wonderful volunteers who look out for the young falcons when they’re learning to fly, and our online viewers around the globe who keep tabs on their every move!”
To view the new website and video feed, visit DEP’s website at www.dep.pa.gov/falcon.
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Thursday, Feb. 11 update: Work scheduled for today on Interstate 80 eastbound in Montour County has been postponed due to potential winter conditions. A new advisory will be issued when this work has been rescheduled.
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