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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Ulysses Firm Picked For $800,000. Grant To Build Facility To Produce Liquid Natural Gas

Governor Corbett Announces 33 Incentive Grants for Alternative Fuel Vehicles to Improve Air Quality

Additional Grants Awarded for Innovative Alternative Fuel Projects

HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced nearly $4 million in Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) to 33 local governments, non-profit organizations and companies making the switch to compressed natural gas (CNG), propane, or electric, for medium to light-weight fleet vehicles.

“These important grants allow Pennsylvania to make the most of our abundant natural resources, edging us closer to energy independence while also helping to improve our air quality,” Corbett said. “This funding makes it possible for many local governments, organizations and companies to convert their lighter-weight vehicles to natural gas or other alternative fuels.”

The awarded AFIG grants will help pay for the conversion or purchase of 274 natural gas vehicles, 261 propane vehicles, and 23 plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles. An estimated 24 new fueling stations and 35 existing stations will be supported by these vehicles.

AFIG grants are an annual solicitation, providing financial incentive for a variety of transportation projects with the result of reducing air emissions in Pennsylvania. This year, AFIG grants focused on the conversion or purchase of natural gas vehicles weighing less than 26,000 pounds, as well as the conversion or purchase of electric, propane or other alternative fuel vehicles of any size.

Applications were also accepted for innovation technology projects that include research, training, development and demonstration of new applications or next phase technology related to alternative transportation fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. 

DEP awarded $1.8 million in AFIG funding to four innovative alternative fuel technology projects.

REV LNG in Ulysses, Potter County, will construct, own and operate a pilot micro liquefied natural gas (LNG) production plant. The project expects to achieve LNG liquification production of 50,000 gallons per day, and would be the first of its kind in the eastern part of the country. $800,000 was awarded.

The AFIG fund was established under Act 166 of 1992, and is administered by the Department of Environmental Protection through its Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance.

To learn more about the AFIG grant program, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, Keyword: AFIG.

Facility will produce LNG

James Loewenstein | The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa.

NORTH TOWANDA TOWNSHIP - A company based in Ulysses, Pa., is planning to construct a facility in Bradford County that will cool locally produced natural gas to its liquid form, so that it can be used as a fuel in the long-range trucking industry.

The plant, which REV LNG Inc. of Ulysses will construct off Dolan Road in Herrick Township, will produce up to 50,000 gallons a day of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the company's chief executive officer, David Kailbourne, told the Bradford County Planning Commission at its most recent meeting.

The amount of LNG that the plant will produce will be much less than is typically produced at other LNG production facilities, Kailbourne said.

The plant in Herrick Township will be "one of the first of its kind," Kailbourne said. LNG plants exist "all over the country, but on a larger scale," he said.

No other plants that produce LNG exist in Bradford County, said Sarah Reichard, Bradford County planner.

REV LNG, which owns tanker trucks that transport LNG, "is an LNG distribution company, that is very much like a propane distribution company," Kailbourne told the Planning Commission. Read more...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annual Turkey Biscuit Dinner At Hebron Community Hall Sunday, November 2

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jenny Shelley Picked As An Athlete Of The Week At Theil College

Athlete Of The Week at Thiel College

Jenny Shelley, Women's Volleyball 10/13/2014. Link to Full Bio

Sophomore setter Jenny Shelley notched a double-double in Thiel’s 3-2 win over Saint Vincent on Wednesday, Oct. 8 with 43 assists and 23 digs.

Jenny is the daughter of Joseph and Amy Shelley Port Allegany, PA

Car Driver Suffers Minor Injury When Car Sideswipes School Bus In Hamlin Township

Tire Slashed; Items Stolen From Vehicles At Kane View Motel

PA State Trooper hit by a car on Route 119 in East Huntingdon.


Joe Scarnati Working With DCNR On Future Of Denton Hill State Park


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Governor Corbett Announces $1.5 Million Grant To Help Build DuBois Hotel

Senator Joe Scarnati
Governor Corbett Announces $1.5 Million Grant To Help Build DuBois Hotel
I'm very pleased that Governor Corbett has announced a $1.5 million Economic Growth Initiative (EGI) Grant to assist in the design and construction of a new hotel and conference center in DuBois.

The overall $8.5 million project will consist of a 77 room, 55,000 square foot hotel, meeting and conference center serving the Dubois Country Club. Once completed, the project will complement the recently rebuilt facility with meeting and special event space to cater to businesspeople and tourists visiting Clearfield County. The project is expected to create nearly 200 jobs for the Dubois region. The project is being sponsored by DuBois Resorts, LLC.

This grant will provide a significant investment in our region to help create a resort destination and conference center to attract business travelers and families to the area. I commend Governor Corbett for recognizing the importance of this project and supporting this funding which will create jobs and bring greater economic growth to our community.

Scott Michael McKeirnan, 55,Crosby, PA

Scott Michael McKeirnan, 55,Crosby, PA passed away, Saturday, Oct. 25, in Bangkok, Thailand.

He was born on July 4, 1959, in Bradford, PA, a son of Robert and Audrey McKeirnan of Crosby, PA.

He was a graduate of Smethport High School and worked in the oil fields of Alaska before retiring in 1999. He spent his retirement years living in Thailand.

He is survived by five brothers: Dennis McKeirnan of Crosby, Dan McKeirnan of Kenai, Alaska, Kevin McKeirnan of Maui, Hawaii, Tim McKeirnan of Soldotna, Alaska, and his twin brother, Shawn McKeirnan of Kenai, Alaska.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 2nd, at 2 PM, in the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby.


Fall season begins Nov. 1 in most parts of state; season lengths vary by WMU.

One of Pennsylvania’s most exciting seasons will begin this Saturday as hunters head afield in pursuit of one of fall’s most coveted game animals, the wild turkey. But hunters really need to focus on the varying season starts and lengths throughout the state’s 23 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs). Hunter compliance protects the resource and ensures better turkey hunting in coming years.

While season lengths in most WMUs remain unchanged from last year, the first season segment has been shortened from three weeks to two in WMUs 3A, 3B and 3C – all of which are in northern Pennsylvania – to help those populations rebound from declining trends. And while a three-day season remains intact in WMU 5A, the timing of the season has changed to a Thursday-through-Saturday format to provide greater opportunity for hunters whose schedules do not allow for a weekday hunt.

Hunters who didn’t participate in the fall turkey season last year still might be unaware of season length changes put in place in 2013 in some WMUs, due to an ongoing study to determine how the length of the fall season affects the female turkey harvest.

And, as usual, fall turkey hunting remains closed in WMUs 5B, 5C and 5D in southern Pennsylvania.

Now is the time to check the dates of when seasons open and close, Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said.

“As is typically the case for the fall turkey season, different season lengths apply in different units, and the seasons in a handful of WMUs have been shortened this year, or are starting on a different day of the week,” Hough said. “The changes are easy to follow, though, and are laid out clearly in the Hunting & Trapping Digest issued to all buyers of hunting and furtaker licenses.

“With the digest as your guide, you’ll be well on your way to a successful season,” Hough said.

Information on turkey seasons, bag limits and other regulations can be found on Page 32 of the 2014-15 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest.

In most of the state, the fall turkey season opens Saturday, Nov. 1. The seasons are as follows: WMU 1B – Nov. 1 to 8, and Nov. 27 to 29; WMU 2B (shotgun and archery only) – Nov. 1 to 21, and Nov. 27 to 29; WMUs 1A, 2A, 2D, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B and 3C – Nov. 1 to 15, and Nov. 27 to 29; WMUs 2C, 2E, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E – Nov. 1 to 21, and Nov. 27 to 29; and WMU 5A – Nov. 6 to 8.

The two-week season in WMUs 3A, 3B and 3C was adopted by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners earlier this year in response to decreasing turkey populations in those units.

The two-week seasons in WMUs 2F, 2G and 2H, as well as the three-week seasons in WMUs 2C, 2E, 4A, 4B and 4D are the result of the ongoing hen study, which is in its fourth of four years. At the end of the four-year study, the two separate study areas each will have had two consecutive years with a two-week season and two consecutive years with a three-week season.

Game Commission wild turkey biologist Mary Jo Casalena explained the changes.

“By switching season lengths between study areas, we can attempt to answer the question of whether the harvest gained by adding an extra week to a two-week season exceeds a sustainable level of harvest,” Casalena said. “Ultimately, results from this study will allow us to provide the longest fall seasons without overharvesting hen wild turkeys.”

In WMU 5A, where the framework was switched to provide more hunting opportunity, monitoring has indicated a stable wild turkey population. Fall turkey harvests have been minimal in WMU 5A in recent years, when the three-day season has occurred Tuesday through Thursday.

“Continued monitoring over the next several years will allow us to determine if this new framework is sustainable.”

Fall turkey forecast

Casalena is hoping for similar hunting participation as last fall, when the number of fall turkey hunters increased to 199,000, an increase of 70,000.

Casalena said fall turkey hunting remains a strong tradition in Pennsylvania, with more than 483,000 hunters participating in the fall season during the peak year in 1980. There were 16,755 fall turkey harvests in 2013, and number of harvests and hunters in Pennsylvania remain, by far, the highest in the Northeast, she said.

Casalena said fall hunter success depends on several factors:

· Summer turkey reproduction – Larger flocks translate to larger harvests;

· Food availability – The better the soft- and hard-mast production, the more nomadic flocks become and the more difficult it is to harvest birds;

· Weather during the season - Weather affects hunter participation, and;

· Overall hunter participation – More hunters in the woods keep flocks dispersed making it easier for hunters to call in lost birds.

“Although turkey reproduction this summer was below average in many WMUs, translating to smaller flocks this fall in those units, reproduction did vary and many hens simply nested later than normal due to the harsh winter, and these poults may still be growing when the season opens,” Casalena said.

Casalena said acorn, cherry and hickory-nut production also varied across the state, with red-oak acorn production and soft mast, like apples and grapes, seeing average to above-average production in many areas. That abundance of food might make turkeys harder to locate, she said.

“Abundant natural food tends to keep turkey flocks on the move as there is no need to concentrate on one food source,” Casalena said. “Therefore, hunters have the opportunity for plenty of exercise as it might take several miles, or several days, of searching to find flocks.

“So don’t get discouraged if flocks aren’t in their normal locations,” Casalena said. “This might be the year to explore more, or new, areas in search of your quarry.”

Casalena said the fall season is a great time to introduce a novice turkey hunter to turkey hunting.

“It’s not only a great time to be in the woods, but novice turkey callers can be just as successful as a pro when mimicking a lost turkey poult,” she said. “And once a flock is located, I remind hunters that turkeys are tipped off more by movement and a hunter’s outline than fluorescent orange.”

Overall, Casalena said she anticipates similar turkey-hunter success rates to last year, when about 8 to 10 percent of hunters were successful. Last year’s success rate was a slight decrease from the previous three years. Hunter success was as high as 21 percent in 2001, a year with excellent recruitment, and as low as 4 percent in 1979.

Casalena said spring-season harvests (including harvests from the special turkey license that allows hunters to harvest a second bird) totaled 41,260, an increase from 2013 and also higher than the previous long-term average of 38,756. Hunter success, 18 percent, was slightly higher than 2013 and the previous long-term average, both 17 percent.

Pennsylvania hunters have consistently maintained spring harvests above 30,000 bearded turkeys since 1995, exceeding most other states in the nation.

Leg-banded turkeys

Casalena also reminds hunters to report any leg-banded or satellite-transmittered turkeys they harvest or find.

Leg bands and transmitters are stamped with a toll-free number to call, and provide important information for the research project being conducted in partnership with the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Penn State University, with funding from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Pennsylvania Chapter of NWTF, she said.

“These turkeys are legal to harvest and the information provided will help determine turkey survival and harvest rates,” Casalena said.

Rewards for reporting marked turkeys are made possible by donations from the National Wild Turkey Federation, she said.

Fluorescent orange requirements

In most parts of the state, hunters participating in the fall turkey season are required, while moving, to wear at least 250 inches of fluorescent orange on the head, chest and back combined. Orange must be visible from 360 degrees.

Hunters may remove their orange once in a stationary location, providing that a minimum of 100 square inches of fluorescent orange is posted within 15 feet of the location and is visible from 360 degrees.

In WMU 2B, which is open to shotgun and archery hunting only during the fall turkey season, turkey hunters, while moving, must wear a hat containing at least 100 square inches of solid fluorescent orange material, visible from 360 degrees. While fluorescent orange is not required at stationary locations in WMU 2B, it is strongly recommended.

Archery hunters who are hunting either deer or bear during the overlap with fall turkey season also must wear a fluorescent orange hat at all times when moving. The hat must contain at least 100 square inches of solid, fluorescent orange, visible from 360 degrees, and may be removed once in a stationary location.

Illustrations and a chart listing fluorescent orange requirements for different hunting seasons can be found on pages 63 to 65 of the 2014-15 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest.

Since fluorescent orange requirements have been in place for the fall-turkey season, fall turkey hunting shooting incidents have decreased from 38, three of them fatal, in 1990, to none in 2012. Last year there was one nonfatal incident.

Mentored Hunters

Pennsylvania’s fall turkey season is among those open to Mentored Youth and Mentored Adult hunters.

The Mentored Youth Hunting Program sets out to introduce those under the age of 12 to hunting. Mentored Youth must obtain a $2.70 permit, and must be accompanied at all times by a licensed mentor over the age of 21.

The Mentored Adult Hunting Program is new this year, and seeks to remove an obstacle for adults who have an interest in hunting and the opportunity to go hunting with a licensed mentor. The cost of a resident Mentored Adult permit is $20.70 – the same as the cost of a resident hunting license.

Mentored Youth and Mentored Adults can participate only in approved hunting seasons, and the seasons that have been approved for Mentored Youth are different from those for Mentored Adults. Different sets of regulations apply to Mentored Youth and Mentored Adults, as well.

A full description of the programs can be found on pages 15 and 16 of the 2014-15 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest.

During the fall turkey season, a mentor may transfer his or her fall turkey tag to a Mentored Youth or Mentored Adult hunter.

Mt. Jewett Dispatched For Accidental Shooting At Kinzua Bridge

Mt. Jewett Dispatched For Accidental Shooting At Kinzua Bridge
At 3:38 PM  on Wednesday, Mt. Jewett Ambulance and Kane Medic dispatched to Kinzua Bridge State Park for an accidental shooting.

3:48 PM--Mt. Jewett Fire Dept. dispatched to set up landing zone in overflow parking lot for trauma patient. 

 The Bradford Era

Man wounded in accidental shooting at Kinzua Bridge
Era Correspondent

MOUNT JEWETT — A man working on the new Kinzua Bridge State Park visitors center was wounded on Wednesday afternoon after a firearm he was carrying accidentally discharged into his leg.

According to Trooper Matt Petrof of the Kane-based state police, the incident happened at approximately 3:45 p.m. when a 27-year-old white male from Cuba, N.Y. who was working on the new visitors center was sitting in his vehicle. Petrof said that the man claimed his firearm, a Ruger .45 caliber pistol, discharged as he was moving it.

The bullet entered the victim’s left leg through the hamstring, and exited through his calf, explained Petrof.


Melvin R. Garthwaite, 86, of the Loop Rd., Eldred, PA

Melvin R. Garthwaite, 86, of the Loop Rd., Eldred, PA, passed away on Tuesday (October 28, 2014) at the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport following a brief illness.

Born February 5th, 1928 in Dubois, PA he was a son of Leonard and Rose Resuiger Garthwaite. On May 27th, 1955 in Sweden Valley, Pa, he married Helen Soyke, who passed away on October 19th, 2007.

Mr. Garthwaite was a 1945 graduate of Dubois High School, and had been a longtime resident of Eldred.


Mr. Garthwaite was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Air Force in Germany during the occupation. He was employed by Clark Brothers, which later became Dresser-Rand, as a machinist, retiring on April 1st, 1993 after 36 years. He also managed Mel’s Drive Inn in North Eldred for several years in the 1950’s.

Melvin was a very active member of the Eldred United Methodist Church for many years where he served as an usher and had been on several committees. He was a lifetime member of the Eldred Township Fire Department. He enjoyed making candy for family and friends. In 1960 he constructed his home on the Loop Road from a Mainline Homes Kit.

Surviving are 2 sons, Robert (Jolynne) Garthwaite of Eldred and Charles (Christine) Garthwaite of Woodbine, Georgia; 2 granddaughters, Angela Garthwaite and April (Mike) Hollenbeck; 2 great granddaughters, Kealinn and Cecelia Hollenbeck; and a sister, Mary Vardy of Chicora, PA.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, John, Earl and Percy Garthwaite; and 3 sisters, Florence Holton, Edna Turk and Gladys Kuntz.

Friends may call at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, on Sunday (Nov. 2, 2014) from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00 at the Eldred United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ernie Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Eldred United Methodist Church or the Eldred Twp. Fire Department.

Online condolences made be made at www.framefuneralhome.com.

New Law to Help Seniors Keep Property Tax/Rent Rebate Eligibility, Causer Says

New Law to Help Seniors Keep Property Tax/Rent Rebate Eligibility, Causer Says

HARRISBURG – With just over two months left to apply for the 2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, a new law aims to insure continued eligibility for people who received Social Security cost-of-living increases this year, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

“A modest increase in Social Security payments pushed some people above the income limits for the program this year,” Causer said. “But those increases were meant to help with the day-to-day cost of living, and property tax or rent assistance is still sorely needed by these senior citizens and people with disabilities.

“This new law ensures they continue to get the support they need,” he added.

Under Act 156 of 2014, any homeowner who receives Social Security, was paid a property tax rebate in 2013 for claim year 2012 and had annual income up to $35,298 last year would still qualify for a rebate for the 2013 claim year. Similarly, renters who receive Social Security, were paid a rent rebate in 2013 for claim year 2012 and had annual incomes last year up to $15,128 would qualify and are encouraged to apply.

The increased income limits apply only to individuals who were previously eligible for the program and whose income increased solely due to the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment. Otherwise, income limits remain as follows (excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits):

$0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (homeowners and renters)
$8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (homeowners and renters)
$15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (homeowners only)
$18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (homeowners only)

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with permanent disabilities.

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is automatically reviewing previously denied applications where the rebate was denied for income in excess of $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters. In cases where the overage is due solely to Social Security COLAs, the department will reopen, process and pay these claims.

Additional information and assistance with applying for the program are available by contacting Causer’s offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor, 814-362-4400) or Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1, 814-274-9769) or by visiting www.RepCauser.com.

For residents who have already applied for and/or received their 2013 rebates, the 2014 program will open for applications in early 2015.

Five Area Schools Get Nods for North Dakota Robotics Competition

Five Area Schools Get Nods for North Dakota Robotics Competition

DuBOIS – A total of five area schools have received bids to compete in the BEST Robotics Regionals in North Dakota following the preliminary competition at Penn State DuBois on October 24, and 25. Those schools invited to participate in the contest slated for December 4-6, at North Dakota State University are DuBois Area High School, DuBois Central Catholic, Brockway Area High School, Overbrook High School of Philadelphia, and Ridgway Area High School.

Scores for the competition were incredibly close, and therefore called for a quality check and extensive final tabulation. A thorough examination of the scoring data revealed a tie for first place between DuBois Area High School and DuBois Central Catholic. There was also a tie for third place between Brockway and Overbrook. These teams competed in all areas of the BEST competition including the robotics obstacle course contest, as well as areas including marketing, exhibition, sportsmanship, and team spirit. Ridgway chose to compete only in the robotics portion, and won their bid to North Dakota for their third place performance in that portion. Administrators from each school will determine if they are able to send their teams to the North Dakota event.

"We congratulate the students from each of these schools on their opportunity to travel to the regional championships in North Dakota. It’s clear that they put a great deal of hard work, ingenuity, and passion into their robotics projects, and it paid off," said Penn State DuBois chancellor Melanie Hatch. "Each team brought a unique perspective and set of strengths to the competition and they all demonstrated just how much talent the youth in our region have for engineering and science. We hope events like this will inspire them to explore their options for potential career paths and for life in general."

BEST provides all necessary parts and equipment for teams to build a robot that they can use to run a course and perform specified tasks. The robot must be built within a six-week time frame. On the days of the contest, all teams ran the course, competing for the best times and course completion. Through participation in this project-based program, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. The goal is to better prepare these students for further education and careers in STEM fields, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

BEST at Penn State DuBois was made possible by support from the Fairman Family Foundation, Atlas Pressed Metals, and the Missile Defense Agency STEM Outreach.

Sweden Valley Manor Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Activities

Sweden Valley Manor Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Activities

Throughout the month of October Sweden Valley Manor has held numerous events to grow awareness of Breast Cancer. For a donation of $1 you can put your handprint, covered with pink paint, on windows throughout the facility. Breast Cancer Awareness scarves are being sold for $2 each.
All monies from these two events will be given to a current Sweden Valley Manor RN who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and currently going through treatments.

Our last event of the month was a Hair Donation Celebration. STNA, Minelle Snay, came forward to donate 8 inches of her locks. She had donated twice in the past. STNA, Katie Thomas, courageously donated 14 inches of her hair!
Directly after Minelle donated her hair, she went shopping at Dollar General. While in the store she came upon a mother with 3 daughters, all with gorgeous long hair. Minelle explained to the mother, Leisa Fair, about the event at Sweden Valley Manor. Mrs. Fair’s ten year old daughter, Sarah, was brave enough to come on in and have 8 inches donated to Pantene.

A total of 30 inches of hair was donated and will be sent to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program. Hair donated through Pantene only has to be 8 inches in length and is used to make wigs for women who have been affected by cancer. During the event pink ribbon cookies, pink cupcakes and pink milkshakes were served.

A special thank you goes out to Della Barber, retired Hair Stylist, for donating her time and talent.

Whether you are interested in post-hospital rehabilitation, chronic disease management, rehabilitation to home, Sweden Valley Manor, is there to meet your care and rehabilitative needs. Experience the HCF Difference, with Sweden Valley Manor.
HCF Management Inc., has remained family-owned and operated since 1968. Offering care communities in Ohio and Pennsylvania, HCF ensures that each care community provides exceptional care and the highest quality of life for residents. Each HCF managed care community has a reputation as a community leader-providing an array of support ranging from skilled nursing care and rehabilitative services to assisted living services.

Sierra Club Endorses Kerith Strano Taylor for Congress in the Pennsylvania 5th District

Sierra Club Endorses Kerith Strano Taylor for Congress in the Pennsylvania 5th District

The Sierra Club has officially endorsed the candidacy of Kerith Strano Taylor, who is running for Congress in the Pennsylvania 5th District, which, at over 10,000 square miles, covers nearly a quarter of the Commonwealth.

Strano Taylor, who acknowledges the need to close loopholes that exempt drilling and fracking operations from basic environmental protections, believes “this is important to Pennsylvanians. Hunters, anglers, and others depend on our government to ensure our wildlife remains healthy. We owe it to them to make their voices heard.”

According to Judy Tanner, Political Chair of the Moshannon Group, and Al Richardson, Political Chair of the Lake Erie Group:

Kerith Strano Taylor
“Kerith is a supporter of environmental protection and resource conservation. We are confident that she will work to protect Pennsylvania’s environment – for our families and for our future… [and that she] recognizes the impact of current practices that cause a financial drain on taxpayers to clean up and rebuild after disasters and to continue the unnecessary subsidies for fossil fuel industries.”

Strano Taylor, understanding the challenges of climate change and the potential impact on people currently working in fossil fuel industries, was honored to receive the endorsement and further stated:

“I know the people of the 5th District. Their ingenuity, dedication, and know-how will be critical to improving the reliability, safety, economic viability, and efficiency of new energy technologies. With the right tools, the people of the 5th District are capable of leading the American energy revolution, and if elected, I will make sure they get the chance to prove it.”


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10/29/2014 1:11:59 PM


Kim's Tax Corner

Roundtable Discussion For Year End Planning November 19th At Gunzberger Building

Sarah E. Scherer, 87, of Port Allegany, PA

Sarah E. Scherer, 87, of Port Allegany, PA, died Tuesday (October 28, 2014), at her residence in Port Allegany.

She was born May 9, 1927 in Jeanette, PA, a daughter of Ross and Jane Stenhouse Rumbaugh. On March 17, 1947, in Wellsboro, PA, she married Robert J. Scherer, who survives.

Mrs. Scherer was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She was a book keeper for the First National Bank of Port Allegany for 38 years before retiring in 1989.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Port Allegany and Order of the Eastern Star; Myrtle Chapter #46 of Port Allegany.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by:

one daughter: Linda (Max) Drauschak of Port Allegany

two sons: Robert J. (Jill) Scherer of Port Orange, FL and John R. (Marianne) Scherer of Port Allegany

7 Grandchildren: John R. Scherer, Jr., Ellen Scherer, Nicholas B. Drauschak, Nicole L. Drauschak, Sara Nightengale, Andrew Scherer, and Julian Scherer

5 Great Grandchildren: Nolan Drauschak, James Nightengale, Nathaniel Nightengale, Bryce Scherer, and Finn Scherer

one sister: Darlene Lyons of Palm Desert, CA

one brother: Ronnie Rumbaugh of State College, PA

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ross Rumbaugh, and one sister, Norma Thompson.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later time and date to be announced.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

11-5 Radiology Open House Cole Memorial

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Pine Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-10-24 00:00:00 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC for site SGL 075A 5H in Pine Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Experts to Speak at Growing Pennsylvania’s Organic Farms Winter Conference

Experts to Speak at Growing Pennsylvania’s Organic Farms Winter Conference

Make plans to join innovative and inspiring speakers for the first annual educational farm conference focused on advanced organic vegetable, crop, and livestock production. Scheduled for December 9 & 10, 2014 at the Sheraton Inn, 4650 Lindle Road in Harrisburg, PA, the conference includes in-depth presentations and forums on current organic farming issues with speakers from universities with accomplished organic research programs, successful certified organic farmers, and farm industry representatives dedicated to organic production. Sessions will include topics on animal health, dairy, pastured livestock, fruits, vegetables, soil health, pest control, transitioning to organic production, and becoming certified through the USDA National Organic Program. Meals for the two-day conference will be sourced from local and regional organic farms and businesses.

Educational sessions include the following:
• Realizing the Benefits of Soil Microbiology, Dr. Kris Nichols, Chief Scientist, Rodale Institute & Mr. Dan Dostie, NRCS State Resource Conservationist
• Organic Animal Health Management, Dr. Hubert Karreman, VMD Rodale Institute
• Growing Organic Peaches: Success is in the Details, Dr. Jim Travis, Travis Organics
• Growing Organic Apples: The Best Tools, Dr. Jim Travis, Travis Organics
• Organic Swine Production, Mr. Tom Frantzen, Frantzen Family Farm
• Organic Fly Control that Works, Mr. Keith Waldron, Cornell University
• Grazing Plans for (Cattle) Beef & Stocker Production, Mr. Troy Bishopp, The Grass Whisperer
• Successful Organic Vegetable Production & CSA’s, Mike & Terra Brownback, Spiral Path Farm
• Conquering Weeds on the Organic Farm, Mr. Jeff Moyer, Farm Director, Rodale Institute
• Organic Grain & Field Crop Production, Mr. Thor Oeschner, Oeschner Farms

Two evening concurrent sessions, a marketing forum and transitioning to organic, are planned to engage participants in Q&A discussions to draw on the wide knowledge base of the presenters and the conference goers. Farmers with various marketing experiences and certified organic farmers and Pennsylvania Certified Organic representatives will answer questions and share their experiences.

Register by November 1, 2014 to qualify for the early-bird rate of $159. Registrations received after November 1 through December 1 are $185 per person. The registration fee covers the full conference schedule including tracks, presentations, and organic meals. This conference qualifies for three SmartStart credits from AgChoice Farm Credit. For more information on SmartStart, visit www.agchoice.com. Six credits are also available for Nutrient Management continuing education credits.

The conference program and registration information can be obtained at www.pafarmlink.org or by calling Darlene Livingston at 717-705-2121 or Michele Brookins at 717-787-5319 or for more information.

Make a Ring for a Gift or Yourself

Make a Ring for a Gift or Yourself

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center offering a ring making class just in time for gift giving. At this class you will make the popular button rings. Jewelry artist Elmer Haines will provide sterling silver wire and a selection of buttons to create 4 rings plus two practice rings.

The cost for the class is $25.00. It will be held Saturday November 15 11am-noon at the chamber office. To register phone 814-486-4314 or register online at www.cameroncountychamber.org.

11-3 Halloween Open House

Minor 2 Vehicle Crash In Port Allegany Boro

Minor 2 Vehicle Crash In Port Allegany Boro

At 11:26 AM on Wednesday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance dispatched to Rt. 155 & Rt. 6 South in Port Allegany for a minor motor 2 vehicle accident.

Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Per/Diem call in Paramedic.


Cole Memorial Seeking Candidates For Emergency Department Assistant Nurse Manager


Annual Turkey Biscuit Dinner At Hebron Community Hall Sunday, November 2

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


Jersey Shore Man Ejected From Vehicle In Crash In Stewardson Township

Assault of Lebanon Man In Keating Summit Under Investigation

Multiple School Bus Windows Shot On Old Smethport Road In Wetmore Township

Troopers Investigate Domestic On Irons Hollow Road

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Potter County DUI Court System Somethihng To Be Proud Of !

Potter County’s DUI Court System Reaches Milestone

The first three defendants to successfully meet all requirements of Potter County’s new “specialty court” system formally completed the program in a ceremony attended by family members, court officers and invited guests. It’s part of a long-term commitment to a new style of dealing with lawbreakers who suffer from addiction and/or mental health disorders.

The three men completed requirements of the specialty courts’ first phase — a rigid, closely supervised DUI Court. Senior Judge John Leete presides over the court. Each was facing incarceration for a crime related to alcohol abuse. All three stayed sober, connected with family and community support resources, and took other steps to get their lives in order. They’ll remain subject to probationary supervision.

President Judge Stephen Minor presented a detailed overview, citing the positive impact the specialty court movement is already having on individual lives, public safety and the county’s bottom line for criminal justice expenses. “It’s definitely not for everybody,” Judge Minor emphasized. “It’s a very selective and very intensive program. Most of these men and women have been stuck in a revolving door between freedom and incarceration, and we’re hoping to stop that cycle.”

Specialty courts are growing across the country. Potter is the first county in northcentral Pennsylvania – and one of the few rural counties nationwide – to embark on that path. Judge Minor said national studies show that 80 percent of defendants with addiction or behavioral disorders who go through the traditional criminal justice system end up back in jail, compared to just over 20 percent of those whose cases are handled through specialty courts. In the first year the DUI Court has been in operation, there were 2,850 jail days avoided, Minor reported. Some of those were female inmates who would have been sent to Smethport, Lock Haven or another jail at a fee to the county of $60 or more per day. About a dozen offenders involved in the specialty courts so far have devoted 1,880 hours to community service.

It was launched with a $70,000 grant from PennDOT that covers many of the expenses of the special court over the first three years. A team of drug/alcohol treatment specialists, law enforcement officials and experts in related fields determines who is accepted. Defendants charged with violent crimes and certain other offenses aren’t eligible. Those selected must participate in the “12-step” sobriety program often associated with Alcoholics Anonymous, undergo intensive counseling, work community service hours, meet with Judges Leete or Minor at least twice monthly, and make a concerted effort to find employment and expand their education. They also meet regularly with Laurie Harrier, who manages the compliance and counseling elements for the Potter County Probation Department. An ankle bracelet that detects any ingestion of alcohol must be worn and defendants undergo numerous substance abuse tests per month. Penalties are in place and strictly enforced for violation of any provision. Defendants are subject to having their cases referred back to the traditional court system.

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Little Nippers Meeting Date Changed

The Little Nippers has announced that the regularly scheduled monthly meeting has been moved from Wednesday, October 29, 2014, to Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 7:00pm at the Nippers Building on Memorial Drive in Duke Center, Pa. All coaches, members, and the general public are encouraged to attend. The Little Nippers is a youth sports organization providing team sports opportunities for elementary age youth residing within the Otto-Eldred School District.

Bad News For Area Skiiers: Ski Denton Unable To Open This Year

Ski Denton Unable To Open This Year

Posted by Steve - October 28, 2014 -
SkiDenton Website

On the heels of the worst two winters that the ski industry has ever seen, an last season’s extreme cold weather which resulted in double the utility costs, Ski Denton is not able, financially, to open Denton Hill State Park for the 2014-2015 ski season. Laura and I put forth a tremendous effort and wish to thank all of our current supports and past patrons.

Thank you

Austin Extinguishes Wild Fire In Sylvania Township


Sarah E. Scherer, 87, of Port Allegany, PA

Sarah E. Scherer, 87, of Port Allegany, PA, died Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2014) at her residence in Port Allegany.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a full obituary by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

Mercer Livestock Auction Market Report for October 28, 2014

Mercer Livestock Auction
Market Report for October 28, 2014

Weather: Warm, Sunny

Commercial Bulls: (Hvy. Wt) $125.00 to $137.50
Commercial Cows: (Core) $100.00 to $117.00

Fed Colored Steers: (High Choice) $160.00 to $171.00
Fed Colored Heifers: (High Choice) $155.00 to $168.50
Fed Holsteins: (Select) to $129.00

Feeder Steers: (Core) $175.00 to $215.00
Feeder Heifers: (Core) $165.00 to $185.00 - No high grades
Feeder Bulls: (Core) $175.00 to $205.00

Calves: (Core) $350.00 to $410.00

53 Ringside Buyers
411 Internet Buyers/Viewers

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

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Ruth E. GROVER, 88, of Genesee, PA

Ruth E. GROVER, 88, of Genesee, PA, died Monday, October 27, 2014 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY. 
Born September 20, 1926, in Galeton, PA, she was the daughter of Clyde and Rena Eves Main. On March 18, 1942, in Harrison Valley, PA, she married Levi L. Grover, who predeceased her on May 13, 1993. 

She was employed by Galeton Production and Cooper Slide in Genesee. 

Surviving are: two sons, Joe (Robin) Grover of Cross Hill, SC and Lee (Linda) Grover of Genesee; five daughters, Dorcelia (Franklin “Jack”) Sunderlin of Ulysses, PA, Liz Main of Genesee, Mae (Joe) Empson of Ulysses, PA, Lois Grover of Shinglehouse, PA, and Sally Grover of Genesee; a son-in-law, Richard Sunderlin of Big Run, PA; 33 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two sons, Karl Grover and Benjamin D. “Ben” Grover; and two daughters, Janet Kalkbrenner and Joyce Sunderlin; and three brothers, Ben Main, Lester Main, and Leslie “Tim” Main. 

Friends may call Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923 or the Genesee Township Park & Recreation Fund, P.O. Box 153, Genesee, PA 16923. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Lois C. Maynard, 87, of Bolivar, NY

Lois C. Maynard,
Lois C. Maynard  “beloved wife and mother”

Lois C. Maynard, 87, of Bolivar, NY, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Hart Comfort House, Wellsville, NY, after a long illness.

Born July 28, 1927 in Artesia, NM, she was a daughter of Arthur Lee “Jack” and Maude Alice Pitts Jackson. On February 17, 1945 in Rapid City, South Dakota, she married Gordon M. Maynard, who survives.

Mrs. Maynard was a graduate of Artesia High School, class of 1944. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.

She was a member of Faith Bible Church in Little Genesee. When her children were growing up, she was a Sunday school teacher at the former Evangelical United Brethren Church in Millport where she was also a member of the Ladies’ Missionary Society for many years. At that time she was also the youth director for the church, being like a mom to 100’s of children that were associated with the church through the years. Her faith was the foundation of her life.

In 1986 Mrs. Maynard and her husband retired to Clearwater, Florida, returning to live in Bolivar in 2003 to be closer to their family. In Florida, she loved the times when her grandchildren would come to visit, getting up early with them to collect seashells on the beach. She also enjoyed sewing, baking for her family, and most especially loved caring for and spending time with her family.

Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Elaine (Jerry) Goodridge of Scio, Patricia (Jim) Kloosterman of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Donna (Terry) Mascho of Bolivar; a son, Martin G. Maynard of Olean; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Gladys Neil of Ruidoso, New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Maynard was predeceased by a brother Neil Jackson; and a sister, Dorothy Tipps.

Friends may call on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee, NY, with the Rev. Clint Pearsall, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hart Comfort House, 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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

Eldred Man Charged In Port Allegany Burglary


Port Allegany Economic Development Applying For Grant For Canoe Launch In Roulette


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Items Still Needed for S.W. Smith Library Dinner Auction

Items Still Needed for S.W. Smith Library Dinner Auction

With the S.W. Smith Library Dinner Auction just over a week away, the time has come to finalize item donations and turn them in at the library, so the committee can put the finishing touches on this year’s event, slated for Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Star Hose Company firehall in Port Allegany.

Contributions of gently used and especially new items, as well as works by local artisans and service donations from area businesses, are still needed to round out this year’s lists for the bucket, silent and live auctions. Financial contributions are also appreciated; all proceeds will benefit library operating expenses. This is a major event for the library, which depends heavily on public financial support.

In honor of the dinner auction’s 25th anniversary, this year’s theme is a “Silver Linings Dinner Cruise,” with a multitude of cruise-themed fun and games planned throughout the evening. Passengers can “board the ship” beginning at 4 p.m., with dinner, catered by the Port Freeze beginning at 7 p.m. Dan Carter Auctioneering will open the live auction at 8 p.m. Three $100 prizes will be awarded (must be present to win), and Port Allegany Education Association, longtime library supporter, has donated an iPad Mini and cover to be given away. A photo booth will capture memories from this special event.

Tickets are still available at a cost of $30 each, at the S.W. Smith Library, Port Freeze and Port Pharmacy. For an additional $100 fee – just $10 more per person -- a “Captain’s Table” is available, which seats 10 individuals and includes two bottles of champagne.

Ridgway-based state police have released some information

Ridgway-based state police have released some information about this morning's fatal crash in Elk County, but have not released the names of the victims yet.

They say the crash happened at 10: 20 a.m. when a Kenworth T800 was traveling south of Route 255 (Million Dollar Highway) at the intersection with Laurel Lane when, for unknown reasons, it left its lane and went into the path of another Kenworth truck. 

The driver of the first truck was flown to UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh. The driver of the second truck was pronounced dead at the scene by the Elk County Coroner.

Chimney Fire Squelched By Firefighters

 October 27th around 16:45 hrs Station 9 was dispatched for 1 Engine and 1 Tanker to assist Station 8 (Rew) on a structure fire. Upon arrival crews found a chimney fire with moderate smoke coming from the structure. Tanker 92 stood by for water supply and Engine 91s crew laddered the structure. Station 11 (Derrick city) extinguished the fire at the source and checked for hot spots. Engine 91s crew removed the chimney from the exterior due to it's poor condition. Crew's were on scene for about an hour. Both unit's returned without incident. GREAT JOB BY ALL Station 8, 9 and 11.

More than 200 people came out to the Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar


Nora M. "Mamie" Upthegrove, 83, formerly of Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA

Nora M. "Mamie" Upthegrove, 83, formerly of Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014, in Durham, NC.

Born August 1, 1931 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Angus and Margaret E. (Matatall) Farrell.

On December 14, 1951, in Bradford she married Gene E. Upthegrove, who died on March 2, 1998. She resided in Bradford until 2004 at which time she moved to Danville VA to live closer to her family.

Mrs. Upthegrove was a graduate of Bradford High School. She was a full time homemaker and a part time sales associate with GiGi’s in Bradford.

She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Bradford and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda (Roy) Gomes, of Selma, AL, and Jill (David) Campbell, of Danville, VA., 5 grandchildren, Brian Gomes, Kirsten Gomes, Rachel Gomes, Stephanie Campbell and Christopher Campbell, one great granddaughter Kaylyn Derringer, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, one sister Margaret Hamilton and two brothers Robert Farrell and George Farrell.

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main St. where funeral and committal services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, October 31, 2014 with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, retired pastor officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Danville Cancer Association 223 Riverview Dr., Suite J, Danville, VA 24541 or the Caring House 2625 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com



BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s psychology program has restructured its Bachelor of Science major to provide students with both a greater breadth of knowledge in their field and a chance to tailor their studies to their future careers.

Dr. Greg Page, associate professor of psychology and director of the psychology program, explained that the changes were spurred in part by new recommendations issued by the American Psychological Association in 2013.

The new requirements will take effect in January 2015. Students who are currently psychology majors have the choice to continue following the psychology requirements that were in place when they declared their major or to switch to the new requirements. Previously, students were required to take five core courses, plus a minimum of two courses each in cognitive/developmental psychology, social psychology and counseling psychology.

The altered major expands the number of core courses by requiring students to enroll in child development, social psychology, personality theories, abnormal psychology, and professional seminar in psychology. This expansion provides the students a greater breadth of general psychology courses.

Students then choose five additional courses categorized as experimental or applied focus.

“The new psychology curriculum frees up students to select courses that match with their career interests,” Page said. “For instance, if students want to focus on research/academic careers within psychology they can select more courses from the experimental focus courses. Meanwhile, students wanting counseling-related careers can select more applied focus courses.”

To further prepare students for life after their bachelor’s degree, the major will require a new professional seminar class that will teach students about careers at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level; career preparation; and graduate school preparation.

Roulette Ambulance To Atkins Road

At 5:05 PM on Tuesday, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to Atkins Road for a medical emergency.



Louis Joseph Tantalo Sr, 87, of 47 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA

Louis Joseph Tantalo Sr, 87, of 47 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at his residence.

Born May 30, 1927, in Rochester, NY, he was a son of the late Achille and Helen (Chiapetta) Tantalo.

On September 30, 1989 in Bradford he married Kathleen (Runyan) Tantalo who survives.

WW II Veteran

Mr. Tantalo attended Bradford High School. On December 13, 1945 he enlisted in the United States Army, served during WW II with the 68th Constabulary Squadron in Germany. He was honorably discharged on July 16, 1947.

He was the owner and operator of Tantalo's Woodstove business for many years. He formerly owned and operated the Willows Restaurant.

Mr. Tantalo was a member of St. Bernard Church, the American Legion and the Eagles Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons, Augie (Margus) Tantalo, of Tempe, AZ, and Larry (Sandy) Vecellio Jr. of Sugar Hill GA, one daughter Tracy (Steven) Colosimo of Bradford, a daughter-in-law, Deborah Tantalo, of Bradford, six grandchildren, Cody (Laurie Lees) Tantalo, Kyle S. Colosimo, Nicholas Colosimo, Brooke (Jason) Jones, Kristen (Gage) Spires, Brianna Vecellio, four great grandchildren and several nieces and one nephew. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Louis Joseph Tantalo Jr., who died August 7, 2014, one sister Phyllis Luzzi, and one brother Alfred Tantalo.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday November 20, 2014 at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as celebrant. Military Honors will be accorded at church after the Mass. Mausoleum entombment will be held in St Bernard Mausoleum.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Restricted for Joe Tantalo Scholarship Fund at Bradford Area School District Office, 150 Lorraina Ave., Bradford PA, 16701.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Elkland fire department 2015 officers


10/28/2014 3:09 PM WIRES DOWN 2835 ROUTE 660 SHIPPEN TWP

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$84 Million Dispersed In PA Multimodal Transit Funds / No Area Counties Included In Projects

Ninety-one Projects to Improve Mobility, Safety with Act 89 Multimodal, Transit Funds

Harrisburg – Eighty-six projects in 35 counties will improve safety and mobility with $84 million in Multimodal Transportation Fund investments from Act 89, the state’s transportation plan.

“All types of transportation drive our economy and Act 89 gave us the tools to ensure our non-highway modes receive the funding they need to maintain a connected transportation system,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “These are vital investments that underscore Governor Corbett’s dedication to improving transportation in communities across the state.”

In addition to the 86 multimodal projects announced, PennDOT is investing $7.2 million in Act 89 transit funding for five transit projects that applied for multimodal funding.

These grants were made possible by Act 89, which increased transit funding and established dedicated multimodal funding for aviation, passenger rail, rail freight, port and bicycle-pedestrian projects. The project funding comes from three state fiscal years of Act 89 investments.

PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency and operational sustainability.

The projects require a 30-percent match from local sources.

There were no area counties listed in the list of projects.

For more information about the program, visit www.dot.state.pa.us and click on Multimodal Transportation.

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 2:36 PM on Tuesday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Main Street for a medical emergency.

Kane Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 6

Kane Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 6

At 2:35 PM on Tuesday, Kane Fire & Ambulance dispatched to a one vehicle crash near 8361 Route 6. Report one injury.
Mt. Jewett Fire & Ambulance dispatched.

Congressional Candidate Kerith Strano Taylor Releases Second Television Ad

Congressional Candidate Kerith Strano Taylor Releases Second Television Ad

Addresses The Danger Of No Women From Pennsylvania In Congress

Fifth District Congressional Candidate Kerith Strano Taylor has released her second television ad. Titled, “No Women”, the Democratic nominee talks about how Pennsylvania is in danger of not having any women in its Congressional delegation in 2015.

The ad shows Strano Taylor speaking directly to camera about how she understands the needs of Pennsylvania families and says that "Women's issues are family issues and family issues are Pennsylvania issues." An outline of Pennsylvania then appears and 18 male icons start filling up the screen, representing the 18 congressional districts and the potential for all of them being represented by men. On this background, the voiceover says, "This year, Pennsylvania runs the risk of not sending a single woman to Congress. In a state where the population is 51 percent women, we might have zero out of 18 seats. We may not have a voice."

Newspaper headlines then start appearing - NFL Managed Domestic Violence - Porn Email Scandal Rocks Harrisburg - Women Paid As Little As 54 Cents On The Dollar - U.S. Congress Only 18% Women - Women's Access To Healthcare Threatened - The voiceover continues, "We've seen today's headlines and the truth has become abundantly clear. Women deserve a seat at the table." Strano Taylor then comes back to the screen and says, "I'm asking for your vote. Not because I am a woman, but because I understand the problems facing Pennsylvania's families."

This ad makes clear a genuine concern, that there may be no women representing Pennsylvania in 2015. There are six running for Congress in Pennsylvania right now, but there is no guarantee that any will win. In the 6th largest state in America and with women's issues again at the fore of politics and policy, it is important that the viewpoints of at least one woman in Congress from Pennsylvania be put forth. Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, currently Pennsylvania's only woman in Congress, is retiring at the end of her term.

The buy is significant and will be shown in multiple media markets throughout the Fifth Congressional District. This follows up on Strano Taylor's first ad, "Broken", in which she talks about how Washington is broken and she can go to Washington to help fix it. The Fifth has six different media markets to cover the 16 counties that make up the huge district, the largest in Pennsylvania and the 2nd largest east of the Mississippi River.

Strano Taylor and her opponent, incumbent Representative Glenn Thompson, have met multiple times in lively forums, including their only televised forum last night, which was broadcast on State College and Erie's public television stations. They will meet at least two more times before Election Day.

The ad can be seen in its entirety here.

Kerith Strano Taylor is the Democratic nominee in Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District. A strong advocate for children and families, public education, and healthy communities, Kerith believes that Congress is broken and is failing to serve the needs of all Americans. She believes Congress can work again and she brings to the table the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make that happen.

Born in Clarion County and raised in Jefferson County, Kerith graduated from Penn State University and the George Mason School of Law. She practices law in Brookville, and serves as the Guardian ad Litem for Jefferson County, representing children in the foster care system. Through that work, since 2006 Kerith has had a seat on the Statewide Children's Roundtable Initiative. In 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court appointed Kerith to the Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee, where she is helping to improve the rules governing actions for juvenile delinquency and dependency courts.

Kerith is the President of the Brookville Area School Board. In her work, Kerith Strano Taylor is widely recognized as an effective negotiator, a person who can help transform the most heated disagreements into sustainable solutions. She is a smart and savvy leader; a woman who brings out the best in others and encourages collaboration to solve critical problems. She will bring these much needed skills to Congress in 2014.

Kerith continues to live in Brookville, where she and her former husband work together in The Taylor Law Firm and share custody of their two children, Laurin and Ethan.