Panthers Sweep Keuka, Earn Win No. 22
KEUKA PARK, N.Y. - The Pitt-Bradford volleyball team closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule Wednesday night, sweeping Keuka 25-19, 28-26, 25-19.
Despite hitting just .198 as a unit, the Panthers prevailed behind a balanced attack and their service play. Eight different Panthers registered a kill, and Pitt-Bradford totaled nine aces while capitalizing on 12 Keuka service errors.
The Panthers jumped ahead 4-0 in the opening set and never looked back, eventually stretching the lead to 10 on Brianna Majot’s only kill of the night.
Pitt-Bradford rallied in the second stanza after trailing 14-6 and never led until 25-24. With the set even at 26 apiece, Rose Thacker and Christina Rauh recorded consecutive kills to complete the comeback.
Tied at 14 in the third set, Pitt-Bradford ripped off six straight points to go ahead for good, fueled by a pair of aces from Finch. Rauh forced match point with her sixth kill of the evening, and Thacker completed the sweep one play later with her team-leading eighth kill.
Kirsten Platz matched Rauh with six kills, and Finch added five. Rauh had a double-double of 21 assists and 12 digs, and Finch had a match-high four aces.
Majot led the defensive effort with 15 digs and Finch had 11. Platz registered three blocks, and Rauh and Thacker had two apiece.
Pitt-Bradford improves to 22-5 on the year and closes out the regular season Saturday at Pitt-Greensburg.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Panthers Sweep Keuka, Earn Win No. 22
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European Style Provision Inc. Recalls Chicken and Pork Bologna Products
Due to Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens, and Being Formulated with
Uninspected Meat and Poultry Products
Gaiser's European Style Provision Inc., a Union, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,895 pounds of chicken and pork bologna products due to misbranding, undeclared allergens, and being formulated with meat and poultry products that were not federally inspected.
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Regional News Network
According to Police Captain Robert Blovsky, the two men ran into the wooded area near 24th street when police arrived and a foot chase ensued. Police from the Village of Allegany and Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department responded and assisted in looking for the two males.
Minutes after police started looking for the suspects a call of a hold up alarm went out from the Olean Area Credit Union and a state trooper responded to assist with that call. The bank alarm was determined to be a false alarm.
At 1:27 p.m. officers located one suspect, 30-year-old Paul “PJ” Tyler, on North 21st St. and took him into custody without incident. At 2:07 p.m., patrol officers located and arrested 30-year-old Eric Hagen in the wooded area between the end of N. 20th St. and Constitution Avenue without incident.
Investigators later determined that the two males had allegedly attempted to break into a residence on N. 24th s St. and fled when the alarm sounded.
Washington West elementary was placed on lock down just as a precaution and Hamlin bank locked down also.
Tyler and Hagen were both charged with Attempted Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Pettit larceny, Resisting arrest, and Tyler were also charged with Possession of Burglary tools and are in City lockup awaiting arraignment.
Paul “PJ” Tyler gave and address of 203 S. 9th St. Olean and Hagan gave and address of 108 N. 2nd St. Olean.
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Approximately $8000 has been raised in local contribution for the Galeton Dam and Lake Feasibility study, the Galeton Development Corporation announced. The non-profit organization is hoping to see more community wide support in this effort to fund a study on the future of Berger Lake and John J Collins Park.
Recently the Commonwealth Finance Authority (CFA) announced a $95,000 grant to the Potter County Development Authority, who had applied for a grant to study the possibilities and solution for the dam at Berger Lake. The feasibility study will evaluate three options for the dam, including repairing the dam and incorporating a fish passage, replacing the dam with rock arch rapids, or removing the dam
The feasibility study is anticipated to cost $115,000 with a 20% requirement for the local match. GDC is hoping to raise the required $20,000 needed from those who enjoy and use the facilities related to the lake and park.
Contributions can be made to: The Galeton Development Corporation, Northwest Savings Bank, 30 West Street, Galeton PA 16922. Please put “Berger Lake” in the memo section of the check. GDC is a 501(c3) corporation and contributions are tax deductible.
Contributions can also be made via credit/debit card to the Go Fund Me – Save Berger Lake account at https://www.gofundme.com/29st2kkc.
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David A Augustine
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David A Augustine, 64, Marshburg, PA passed away, Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born July 31, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late Peter "P.A." and Evelyn (Barta) Augustine.
On July 9, 1986, in Cleveland, Ohio, he married Lenore F (Hvizd) who survives.
On December 30, 1969 he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served aboard the USS Thomas Jefferson and was honorably discharged on September 18, 1973.
After the service he returned to Cleveland where he and his brothers owned and operated a towing service and worked on cars. He then started a General Construction Company and redied homes to be remodled. In 1996 he moved to the Bradford Area and worked as a plumber and pipefitter for local companies. In 2007 joined the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union # 47 which and later merged with #449 and retired after 9 years of union work.
In addition to his wife, Lenore of 30 years, he is survived by one daughter, Francine Augustine, and one son, Christopher Augustine both of Bradford, two brothers, Christopher Augustine and Dennis Augustine both, of Cleveland and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Albin and Raymond Augustine.
At Dave's request there will be no public services. Private services will be held for family at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials if desired may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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Wilkinson will speak at noon in the Mukaiyama University room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. A light lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
Her work includes and an award-winning collection of short stories titled “Blackberries, Blackberries” and her latest book is “The Birds of Opulence,” a story about a world full of magic mixed with harsh realities.
Wilkinson’s short stories, poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including most recently in the Oxford American and the Appalachian anthology “Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean.”
She has received recognition from The Kentucky Foundation for Women, The Kentucky Arts Council, and The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and is a recipient of the Chaffin Award for Appalachian literature.
Wilkinson was raised in Indian Creek, Kentucky, and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her partner, Ron Davis.
She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1985 before earning her Master of Fine Arts from Spalding University.
“As well as a great writer, Wilkinson is a great speaker and teacher. She writes about people of all ages, which appeals to readers of all ages. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to talk to an author of a book they’ve read,” said Dr. Nancy McCabe, professor of writing, and director of the writing program at Pitt-Bradford.
For disability needs related to the event, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Gladys J. Miller
Gladys J. Miller, 71, a loving wife, mother, and sister, of 53 Summer St. Bradford, PA, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born June 14, 1945, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late Louis E. and Burles J. (Glady) and Valerius. She attended Bradford High School.
On November 4, 1967, she married Charles "Corky" Miller who survives.
She was a member of Foursquare Gospel Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, going to bingo and camping. She will be greatly be missed by her dogs, Baby, Shelby, and Shorty.
Gladys worked at Case, Zippo, Norco in Olean and for the last 20 years worked as a cleaning lady at Servco Services.
Surviving in addition to her husband Corky of 48 years, is a son, Craig (Carol) Miller, of Bradford, two sisters, Nancy Teriberry, and Cathy Darrin, both of Bradford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Shirley Ruffner and one brother Donald Valerius.
Family will be receiving friends on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:00am at the Foursquare Gospel Church, at 11:00am funeral services will be held with Rev. Matthew McDonald, and Rev. Janie McDonald, Co-Pastors, Co-officiating. Committal services and burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society or the SPCA.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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Olean Area FCU has an unknown alarm, NYSP investigating
AVOID THESE AREAS
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Coudersport Public Library will host Fall Story Hour for children ages 3-5 beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 10:00 a.m. Weekly sessions will continue through Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Parents should sign their children up in advance for the six-week session to ensure an accurate count for craft materials. Call the Library at 274-9382 to sign up.
There will be no Story Hour on Tuesday, Nov. 8, as the Library serves as a polling place and will be closed for Election Day.
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By Katie Weidenboerner email@example.com
DuBois Courier Express
ST. MARYS – Two Elk County men remain jailed after being charged for their alleged involvement in a string of five burglaries in downtown St. Marys.
Allen Edward Weyant, 27, and Cody James Luchs, 26, both of St. Marys, are charged by St. Marys police with five counts of conspiring burglary, five counts of conspiring criminal trespass, four counts of conspiring theft by unlawful taking, and four counts of receiving stolen property, all felonies.
They were also charged with a misdemeanor count of loitering or prowling at night. Read more...
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Have a scope on that holiday wish list? The program will highlight and present several entry-level telescopes and related accessories. Learn the do’s and don’ts of shopping around for telescopes.
This program is recommended for ages 8 and up and is presented by staff from Cherry Springs State Park, which is recognized worldwide for the quality of its “dark skies.” The program will be held at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. Reservations are appreciated but not required. Program fee is $3 per person and includes admission to the museum exhibits. For more information, call (814) 435-2652 or visit www.lumbermuseum.org .
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Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
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Have you ever been interested in making your own snowshoes or want to know more about what it would take? Explore a few options for starting from scratch or with a kit and then try your hand at lacing after a short talk and demonstration. The program will include examples and several kits you can try out.
This program is recommended for ages 8 and up and is co-presented by State Park staffer, Tim Morey, and avid outdoorsman, Doug Firestone. It will be held at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. Reservations are appreciated but not required. Program fee is $3 per person and includes admission to the museum exhibits. For more information, call (814) 435-2652 or visit www.lumbermuseum.org .
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At 11:26 AM on Wednesday, Ridgway Fire Dept & EMS have been dispatched to the area of 5308 Montmorenci Road for a tractor trailer rollover crash. Patient is injured and possibly entrapped.
11:36 AM--Highland Fire Dept. dispatched to Rt. 948 & Rt. 66 intersection to stop big truck traffic from using Rt. 948 due to crash at the S curves.
12:12 PM--CLOSING 948 TO ALL VEHICLES.
1:47 PM--Rt. 948 HAS REOPENED!
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Give yourself something to look forward to next summer. Join us for an amazing experience to the Colorado Rockies featuring Historic Trains and Arches National Park! On this 9-day trip, you will spend two nights in Durango, a fun-filled cowboy town where you can relive the excitement of the old west! Learn the true beauty of America at the top of Pikes Peak, a stunning backdrop to Colorado Springs. As you travel throughout the national parks, you will constantly be amazed by each area we visit.
This is truly a trip of a lifetime, and the best part is you do not need a passport! Trip highlights include: Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Junction, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Colorado National Monument, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, and Garden of the Gods.
The trip is June 23 – July 1, 2017, but make your reservation by December 22, 2016, and save $170 per person! A deposit of $250 per person is due upon reservation, and final payment is due by April 24, 2017. Visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-274-4877 for more information.
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At 11:12 AM on Wednesday, Coudersport Fire & Ems with Medic 6 dispatched to a vehicle into a pole on East Second street near Hershey's Market. One person is reported injured.
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A Hellertown man died Monday night of complications from injuries suffered in a fall while deer-hunting last week in Potter County, according to the Lehigh County Coroners Office.
Smith died Monday night at St. Luke's University Hospital, Fountain Hill, said Kehm.
The death was ruled an accident.
Smith leaves behind his wife, Melody Smith, two stepchildren and two grandchildren.
"He was a truly avid hunter," Melody said Tuesday night.
He'd been archery hunting alone when he fell and hit his head, Melody said. He drove himself home and seemed fine.
Smith had been taking a blood thinner, however, and developed a subdural hematoma. Sunday night, Melody found him incoherent and rushed him to the hospital, she said.
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Purchase Tickets Now For Pastor Stephen Rovics Wellness Seminar November 12 th At Schoolhouse Health Foods In Eldred, PA
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 6:40pm
North Central PA
Bridge Determined Responsible for Pipe Rupture
A pipeline that released gasoline into Loyalsock Creek in Lycoming County appears to have been damaged by a bridge that washed out and traveled 100 yards down the creek.
Sunoco Logistics is finalizing repair plans in conjunction with local, state and federal agencies, for its section of pipeline passing under Wallis Run at the confluence with Loyalsock Creek in Gamble Township.
“Given the position of the pipe and the location of the bridge before and after the event, it’s clear that the bridge was responsible for the damage to the pipe,” said David R. Chalson, Sunoco Logistics senior vice-president for operations.
The pipeline section under Wallis Run was installed in 1994 at a depth of at least five feet below the stream bed. After excavating and removing the section of damaged pipe Sunday, all evidence indicates that an object of extreme destructive force caused a clean break of the pipe. Read more...
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by Scott Elliott
Pitt-Bradford Men Edge D'Youville in Season Finale
BRADFORD, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford men’s soccer team edged D’Youville 1-0 in its season finale Tuesday.
Christopher Wise scored in the closing moments of the first half for the game’s only tally. Brian Bao, playing in his final game as a Panther, dribbled into the box and found Wise, who only needed one touch to finish for his first goal of the season.
Pitt-Bradford’s defense pitched a shutout behind the stellar play of senior goalkeeper Colin Frownfelter. The Spartans were aggressive, mounting several attacks in the second half, yet Frownfelter and the Panther back line refused to yield the equalizer.
The Spartans’ Hunter Sherman was wide on back-to-back attempts in the final minutes, and Frownfelter turned back Sherman’s third attempt in the closing seconds to preserve the win.
D’Youville doubled up the Panthers in shot attempts, 22-11, and Pitt-Bradford held a 9-6 edge in corner kicks tries.
Frownfelter totaled eight saves, including six stops in the second stanza, and it was the fourth shutout of his career.
Pitt-Bradford finishes the season 2-12-2 under first-year head coach Nathan Whitehurst and narrowly missed the AMCC postseason tournament after being predicted to finish last in the league’s preseason poll.
In addition to Bao and Frownfelter, it was the final career game for Samuel Franchi, Frederic Agou and Selorm Agbemabiese.
“It was great to end the season on a high note,” Whitehurst said. “I’m glad the seniors could finish their career with a win at home.”
Panther Women, D'Youville Play to 1-1 Draw
BRADFORD, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford women’s soccer team and D’Youville played to a 1-1 draw Tuesday in double-overtime. It was the regular season finale for both teams.
For the Panthers, it was a disappointing result and squandered any chance at possibly sneaking into a first-round bye for the conference postseason tournament.
With the loss and Pitt-Greensburg’s win over Penn State Altoona, the Panthers will host La Roche Saturday in the opening round.
The only goals came on penalty kicks, with the Panthers’ Abby Celesky converting in the 72nd minute and the Spartans’ Terra Juda matching her in the 81st minute.
Pitt-Bradford dominated possession in the opening stanza but failed to capitalize after outshooting the visitors 7-2. The Panthers’ best chance came in the 17th minute yet Courtney Shade lost her footing in front of the net, slipping before having a chance to finish Kaitlyn Donnelly’s centering pass.
In the first overtime period, goalkeeper Sarah Dailey made consecutive saves to prevent D’Youville from scoring the game-winning goal, and Jasmine Adams’ attempt at a golden goal in double-overtime was stopped.
Pitt-Bradford outshot the Spartans 16-14 and held a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks. Dailey recorded eight saves in net.
The Panthers finish the regular season 8-5-3 and will turn their attention to the AMCC postseason tournament.
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Jory J. Giger
Jory J. Giger, 30, of Warren, PA, died Monday, October 24, 2016 at his home.
Born on September 30, 1986 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of Tim and Lynne Wenger Giger.
Jory was a graduate of Mars Area High School and later received his Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State. He was employed as a weekend supervisor with Summit Academy in Butler, PA. He was a member of the Wild Turkey Federation.
Jory loved to play sports, especially softball and soccer, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved his kids and was a great Dad!
Jory is survived by his wife, Kristen Schnepp Giger of Warren, PA, his two children – Jennifer and Timothy, his mother – Lynne Giger of Conway, PA, his father – Tim Giger of Valencia, PA, his maternal grandparents – Richard and Patricia Wenger of McKean, PA, his paternal grandparents – Ed and Joan Giger of Allison Park, PA, 1 brother – Logan Giger and his wife, Kathleen Cargill, of Washington, DC, 2 sisters – Chandra Yeschenko and her husband, Brian, of Texas, Kaylee Barton and her husband, Will, of State College, PA, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 4PM – 7PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA, with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to place a memorial may do so through Beacon Light for the Let’s Talk About It Warren County in memory of Jory Giger or to the Warren County YMCA.
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
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Crider Inc. Recalls Canned Organic Roasted Chicken Breast Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Crider Inc., a Stillmore, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 5,610 pounds of canned Organic Roasted Chicken Breast that may be contaminated with foreign materials.
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At 5:36 PM on Tuesday, Mt. Jewett Fire Dept & EMS have been dispatched to the Mt. Jewett Shursave for a vehicle which has crashed into the building. One injury is reported by caller.
Fire Units hold in quarters except Chief 10. Ambulance to scene.
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At 4:40 PM on Tuesday, Firefighters have been dispatched to a school bus fire on Route 219, reported from TJ's Corner Store. They report nobody on the bus. Kids are running down the roadway.
4:45 PM--Second caller reports no fire, a radiator hose is leaking on the bus.
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Edward J. Lundy
“beloved husband and father”
Edward J. "Ed" Lundy, 88, of Oswayo, PA passed away Monday, October 24, 2016, surrounded by his family at the home of his youngest son, Edward W. Lundy IV in Oswayo, PA, who was his pride and joy.
Born May 14, 1928 in Bolivar, NY, he was a son of Edward W. and Wilma M. Goodnoe Lundy.
On November 27, 1954 in Shinglehouse, he married Carole Jean Scott, who survives.
|WWII & Korean Vet|
Ed attended Bolivar Central School and was a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post #530 and attended the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle Church in Shinglehouse. He enjoyed spending time at the Leek Mountain Preserve in Oswayo.
He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, craftwork and riding horses along with antique dealing. Most of all, Ed loved spending time with his family and telling stories.
Surviving besides his wife are seven daughters, Jean M. Porter and Rachelle M. (Roger) Kellogg, both of Shinglehouse, Carole J. (Nicholas) Troupe and Georgia L. (David) Goodwin, both of Coudersport, Leta M. (Michael) Brimmer of Harrison Valley, Toni L. (Louie) Haight of Bradford, and Judy (Ken) Doty of Olean, NY; four sons, Thomas E. (Sharon) Lundy of Shinglehouse, Bruce A. (Pam Hamrick Knotts) Lundy of Ulysses, Edward W. Lundy IV of Oswayo, and Edward “Rusty” Lundy of Sparrows Point, MD; 29 grandchildren; 43 great- grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a half-brother, Ronald Winsor of TN; and a special brother-in-law, Matthew Turk of Shinglehouse.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by a half-brother, James Winsor; 3 half-sisters, Barbara Tilley, Linda Winsor, and Patty Winsor; 4 brothers, Robert, Richard, Paul and Earl Lundy; a sister, Louise Turk; 2 grandsons, Jonathan Denhoff and Joseph Lundy; and a great grandson, Jonathan Goener.
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle Church, 1127 Rte 44, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at 4pm with Pastor Curt MacDonald, officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Oswayo.
Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials if desired may be made to the Leek Mountain Preserve, 497 SR 244 East, Oswayo, PA 16915.
Ed’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Ed, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
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The Jr High FB game scheduled at Otto-Eldred on Thursday 10/27/16 will NOW be played AT Elk County Catholic on Wednesday 10/26/16 starting at 4pm. Bus time is 2pm from OEHS
The Jr High FB game suspended from 10/20/16 at Coudersport due to the weather will be finished at Coudersport on Wednesday 11/2/16 starting at 5pm. Bus time will be 3pm from OEHS
The Jr High VB scheduled at Otto-Eldred on Thursday 10/27/16 has been rescheduled for Wednesday 11/2/16 at Otto-Eldred Elem. starting at 6pm.
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Feasibility study for Galeton Dam on Berger Lake and rehabilitation of playground in Mansfield Borough slated to receive grant funding
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today said two projects in the 68th Legislative District have been selected to receive funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program, which is funded by impact fees imposed on the natural gas drilling industry under Act 13 of 2012.
A grant of $95,000 has been awarded to the Potter County Redevelopment Authority for a feasibility study of the Galeton Dam on Berger Lake in Galeton Borough. Berger Lake was created in 1976 by damming Pine Creek. However, sediment has been accumulating behind the dam and reducing the depth of the lake, which is making it unusable for recreation and degrading the fish habitat and water quality. The dam structure requires minor repairs, and recent management plans recommend the inclusion of a fish passage, while the PA Fish and Boat Commission has placed the dam on its list for removal.
Baker said the study which the grant money will help fund will evaluate all three options: repair, creation of a fish passage or complete removal.
“The lake is a community treasure; however, we want to make sure that whatever decision is finally made will ensure the water quality and fish habitat are safe and healthy so we can optimize our enjoyment of the lake,” said Baker. “The degradation of the lake has been a concern for some time now, and I am pleased to have this money being appropriated for a needed study before any future plans are determined.”
A grant of $150,000 has also been awarded to Mansfield Borough in Tioga County to rehabilitate the Graydon Scott South Academy Street Playground.
The funding will be used to rehabilitate the playground by removing the existing play structure and pavilion; purchasing and installing new playground equipment, swings, a new pavilion, safety surfacing and fencing; installing a new ADA parking area and concrete sidewalks; and reconditioning the basketball court. Additional site improvements include new basketball hoops, park benches, trash receptacles, signage, erosion and sediment control, and landscaping.
“This playground is a well-loved destination for many families and youth in the area,” said Baker. “In fact, it has been so well loved over the years that it is sorely in need of rehabilitation. I look forward to seeing the playground, not only restored, but improved, so the community can enjoy it for many more years to come.”
The CFA funding, generated through impact fees paid by drilling companies in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region, is to be used for statewide initiatives, including abandoned mine drainage abatement; abandoned well plugging; sewage treatment; greenways, trails and recreation; baseline water quality data; watershed restoration; and flood control.
The CFA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth and holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
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On October 13, RUSH announced the formation of the Asphalt Racing Series division with Jennerstown being the flagship speedway in 2017. The upcoming seminar will be conducted by RUSH Series Director Vicki Emig, RUSH Competition Director Travis Harry, RUSH Authorized Engine Rebuilders Jim Friedline and Mike Ingram, along with Pace Performance Circle Track Director of Operations Don Blackshear. The seminar will focus on the background of RUSH, the aspects of its teching, sealing, and rebuild/repair program.
"We have conducted similar meetings over the years for new tracks that are coming on board with RUSH," explained Emig. "Obviously our program is entirely new to the asphalt world so we really encourage racers to take the opportunity to attend to learn about RUSH and all of the important pieces of our program. We have to thank Jennerstown for providing us the opportunity to bring what we've learned in dirt racing over to the asphalt world and create a positive situation for the track, their racers, and fans."
The RUSH Asphalt Racing Series website is under development at www.rushasphaltseries.com. You can like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushasphaltseries and the follow us on Twitter @RUSHAsphalt.
For more information on Jennerstown, check out their website at www.jennerstown.org. Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jennerstownspeedwaycomplex. The track's phone number is 814-703-8009.
E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at firstname.lastname@example.org and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com.
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October 24, 2016
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the passage of legislation authorizing ride-sharing in Pennsylvania:
“I am pleased the legislature worked with me to finally pass a long-term solution for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate everywhere in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth has proven itself to be a place where these companies can invest and grow, and we must continue to find ways to fuel the development of these and other high-tech companies. We can do this by fostering an economic climate like we have seen in Pittsburgh that has resulted in the surge of tech development.
“It is also encouraging that this legislation puts an end to any question about the operations of these companies in Philadelphia. Equally important is that two-thirds of the revenue derived from ride sharing in the city of Philadelphia will go to the Philadelphia School District to help the district continue to strengthen its financial footing. This funding, on top of the additional $97 million I worked to secure in my first two budgets for the school district, will help provide the resources our children need.
“I applaud the legislature for passing this into law and I look forward to signing the bill.”
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Milling and Paving will start in Port Allegany tomorrow morning, October 26, 2016, at approximately 7:30 AM. East Mill Street will be closed (except for local traffic) Wednesday through Friday, traffic to the schools should use Arnold Avenue if possible.
Other roads being paved this year include: South Ann Street, South Elm Street, Harrison Street, Laurel Lane, Church Street Alley between East Maple Street and East Mill Street, and the Arnold Avenue Bridge near the intersection of Arnold Avenue and Oak Street.
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Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
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At 11:34 Am on Tuesday, Liberty Fire Department has been dispatched to a truck fire on Rt. 15 Southbound at the Buttonwood exit. Reported to be a truck hauling a vehicle.
11:40--Blossburg Fire Department dispatched.
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Bids Being Accepted Until Nov. 1st. For Fire Rescue and 100 Foot Ladder Tower At Coudersport, PA Fire Department
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At 10:14 AM on Tuesday, Firefighters have been dispatched to a structure fire at Stop n' Joe's at 5650 Rt. 16 in Ischua, NY.
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Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce
The October, 2016 meeting of the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce will be held at NOON on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Kaytee’s Restaurant.
COUDERSPORT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES FOR SEPT.
The Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce met on September 27, 2016 at Kaytee’s Restaurant in Coudersport.
The following people were in attendance:
Britta Hooftallen Endeavor News, Genny Tilton Wagner Ace Hardware,
Stan Swank Shop N Save, Bev Morris Coudersport Borough,
Alex Fish Administrative Assistant, Dick Buchanan Arboretum & Buchanan Bros. Pharmacy, Carol Spaulding Member, Alicia Blunk Mountain Home Magazine, Walter Baker A Way Out, Suzan Paisley Rep. Martin Causer,
Barbara Busch Office of Aging, PCHS, Sandra Kenyon Hauber’s Jewelers,
Mike Roche Empereon Marketing.
Call to Order: Stan Swank, President, 12:04pm
Barbara Busch from the Office of Aging at Potter County Human Services spoke today regarding the Apprise
Program provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The Apprise Program is a free health insurance
counseling program designed to help all Pennsylvanians with Medicare. She also spoke on other services offered by
the Office of Aging which include, but not limited to the following:
Needs Assessment/Care Management for older adults
Caregiver Support Program for caregivers of those over 60 years of age
Protective Services for 60+ year old adults at risk of serious injury, death, or financial exploitation.
Ombudsman Program to support and empower consumers with complaints involving long-term care
LINK Program, a community partnership to provide services and support to older adults with disabilities.
Barbara can be reached at (814) 544-7315 to answer questions regarding these services.
Alicia Blunk, a sales consultant with Mountain Home Magazine, introduced herself to those present at this meeting. Mountain Home Magazine is a free, regional Pennsylvania magazine that prints local stories and photographs by local authors, and is entirely funded by advertisements from regional businesses. They have been in business since 2005, and each month they print 20,000 magazines with more than 100,000 readers. It has won 85 international and statewide journalism awards from the International Regional Magazine Association and the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association for excellence in writing, photography, and design. If you should have any questions, you may contact Alicia at (570) 449-6417, or at email@example.com
Approval of Minutes: Motion to approve by Dick Buchanan, Walter Baker seconded.
Treasurer’s Report: No report is available at this time.
Britta Hooftallen reported that the current membership consists of 120 members.
Dick Buchanan reported that they will be selling T-Shirts at the Falling Leaves Festival this weekend.
Britta thanked all those individuals who were able to attend the ribbon cutting ceremonies for JVB and Cream N Sugar.
Carol Spaulding informed those present that she spoke with Alex and learned that one welcome bag had been distributed so far. Britta suggested to Carol the idea of having similar welcome bags for new businesses in the area. After discussing the idea, Britta stated that she will contact Carol with updates, and that she will speak to Zach about including chamber memberships possibly in those bags.
Route 6 Project / Downtown Development:
Bev Morris stated that it appeared that PennDOT has started on the project downtown. She informed those present that they will be leaving in Mid-November 2016, and they will be returning to work in April 2017. Bev also made note of the new sidewalk lights in downtown Coudersport, to which those present agreed that they looked good. Bev also informed us that the Borough Council is looking to make amendments to the Sign Ordinances in the Historical District. A public hearing will be held on Oct. 19, and proposed changes will be made available to
the Chamber of Commerce. Bev also reminded those present of the Tribute to Elvis on October 22 from 7 to 10pm at the Coudersport Consistory.
PCVA / Artisan Center / Chamber Partnership:
Britta informed those present that the Artisan Center is officially a Chamber of Commerce project with the departure of David Brooks. The Board is currently working on issues related to the financial management of the Artisan Center.
Suzan Paisley distributed the income summary for the 2016 Maple Festival. She noted that there has been a decrease in sponsors, but an increase in vendors for the event. Suzan and Britta briefly discussed the costs associated with operating carnival inflatables on our own versus hiring a carnival vendor. The discussion revealed that based on general feedback from the public, the carnival rides tended to keep families at the festival for a much longer period of time.
Stan Swank introduced Alex Fish as the new Administrative Assistant to replace Patty Giannotti, who resigned last month to operate the new Cream N Sugar ice cream store in downtown Coudersport. Alex also operates an independent business out of his residence to better serve the community with fine specialty services including bicycle repair, edge sharpening, and locksmithing services. He informed those present that he is excited to be supporting the community in this fashion and he is looking forward to his time with the Chamber of Commerce.
Suzan Paisley reminded those present that the 14th Annual Senior Citizens’ Expo will be at the Roulette Firehall, 12 Riverside Drive, on October 7, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meeting Adjourned: 1:04pm. Motion to adjourn by Walter Baker, Britta Hooftallen seconded.
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