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Coudersport Free Methodist Church

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

ROUTE 414 IS CLOSED DUE TO OVERTURNED TANK TRUCK

ROUTE 414 IS CLOSED DUE TO A TANKER TRUCK ON IT'S SIDE BLOCKING THE ROADWAY

TRAFFIC CONTROL Address: WHITTAMORE HILL

TRAFFIC CONTROL
Address: WHITTAMORE HILL
City:


Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
11/22/2014 3:02:54 PM

11/22/2014 2:59 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 15 BLOSS TWP

11/22/20142:59 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 15BLOSS TWP
BLOSSBURG, MANSFIELD, & LIBERTY DISPATCHED.

11/22/2014 2:47 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT RT 414 MORRIS TWP

11/22/20142:47 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTRT 414MORRIS TWP
MORRIS DISPATCHED. CALLER REPORTS CAR STRUCK TANK TRUCK. TANKER IS ON IT'S SIDE.

11/22/2014 2:45 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT RT 15 SB S 184 COGAN HOUSE

11/22/20142:45 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTRT 15 SB S 184COGAN HOUSE
LIBERTY DIAPTCHED. 1 VEHICLE ROLLOVER W/ POSSIBLE ENTRAPMENT

11/22/2014 2:42 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT RT 184 JACKSON TWP

11/22/20142:42 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTRT 184JACKSON TWP
LIBERTY DISPATCHED.

11/22/2014 2:26 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT RT 362 SHIPPEN TWP

11/22/20142:26 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTRT 362SHIPPEN TWP
WELLSBORO FIRE & AMBULANCE. CALLER REPORTS VEHICLE ROLLED OVER. POSSIBLE ENTRAPMENT. ACCIDENT IS JUST WEST OF AIRPORT ROAD. 2 PERSONS REPORTED INJURED.

RESPONDERS REPORT THEY ARE HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME STANDING UP ON THE ROADWAY, IT IS COMPLETELY ICY. 

2:40 PM--MIDDLEBURY AMBULANCE DISPATCHED.

11/22/2014 2:24 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 15 LIBERTY TWP

11/22/20142:24 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 15LIBERTY TWP
LIBERTY & BLOSSBURG DISPATCHED. VEHICLE INTO GUARD RAIL ON THE BRIDGE.

Reader Reports Mail Order Scam Using Postal Money Orders

Post Office Money Order Scam. "Mystery Shopper".

The Current Post Office Scam that is going around inquires individual's to become "Mystery Shoppers", sending individuals 2 Replicated Postal Money Order's with amounts of $938 each. There is a letter addressing what the individual's are suppose to do with the Money Order's. Individuals are told they got to go to their Bank, cashing the Money Orders. After cashing the Money Order's go to a close retail store such as Rite-Aid, CVS, Health Goods, etc., buy 3 GreenDot Cards at the price of $400 on each card. The additional money left over is to pay for activation's, and other purchasing fee's. Beyond purchasing the GreenDot card's, scratch the Pin; sending the information to an email.

This Scam has been reported to the Local Post Office.

"Do not get involved with this Scam".
(Crimes are punishable by Local, State, & Federal Law's).

Names Associated with Scam:

1.) David Wilson,
2.) Greg Williams,

Number's Associated with Scam:
931-820-0834.

Email Associated with Scam:
wilsond1300@gmail.com

Freezing Rain Advisory issued November 22 at 2: 17PM EST until November 22 at 5:00PM EST by NWS

FREEZING RAIN CONTINUES TO MOVE EASTWARD CAUSING ACCIDENTS IN EASTERN POTTER AND TIOGA COUNTIES. 

BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL ON HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND DIRT ROADS WHERE THE FROZEN ROAD SURFACE PERSISTS.

TRAFFIC CONTROL Address: MAIN ST City: Gibson

TRAFFIC CONTROL
Address: MAIN ST
City: Gibson


Agency: CAMERON CO 16 FD
11/22/2014 2:00:08 PM


RESPONDERS REPORTING SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS IN SINNEMAHONING/DRIFTWOOD AREA

Memorial services for Sarah E. Scherer, 87, of Port Allegany, PA

Memorial services for Sarah E. Scherer, 87, of Port Allegany, PA who died Tuesday (October 28, 2014)., will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1PM in the First Presbyterian Church , with the Rev Garen Smith, pastor officiating

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.

Eldred Dispatched For Land Rescue On Moody Hollow

Eldred Dispatched For Land Rescue On Moody Hollow
 
At 1:20 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Department dispatched for a land rescue in the area of 965 Moody Hollow Road. Eldred Boro Ambulance & Medic 16 have been dispatched for a 40 year old male with chest pain.  The location is about 2 miles from Coryville side.

RT. 46 RE-OPENED SOUTH OF CROSBY

RT. 46 REOPENED SOUTH OF CROSBY

At 1:09 PM on Saturday, Norwich Township Fire Police requested to shut down Rt. 46 South at request of Elk County 911. There is a crash on the Emporium side of the hill and road is completely icy.

Bradford Dispatched To Rt. 219 S Crash

Bradford Dispatched To Rt. 219 S Crash

At 1:05 PM on Saturday, Bradford dispatched to motor vehicle accident on Rt. 219 Southbound near the Forman Street exit.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/PINNED Address: 3000 RICH VALLEY RD City: SHIPPEN TOWNSHIP

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/PINNED
Address: 3000 RICH VALLEY RD
City: SHIPPEN TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: BO MAR DR * ROSE LN
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD; EMPORIUM AMBULANCE; ST. MARYS MEDIC
11/22/2014 12:59:10 PM


REPORT ROAD LIKE A SHEET OF GLASS

Star Hose Company Reports Thursday Structure Fire

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Mutual Aid Fire On South Kendall Ave. Quickly Squelched

https://www.facebook.com/DerrickCityVFD?fref=nf

G2 Gymnastics – Xcel Silver Champions

G2 Gymnastics – Xcel Silver Champions

Picutred L-R
1st Row: Kaylee Oswald, Ashley Oswald, Laci Miller
2nd Row: Jenna Freer, Selin Sumer, Emma Saulter
3rd Row: Madison Miller, Arianna Waterman
Back Row: Autumn Gagliardo, Maddison Schoonover, Hailley Edgreen
Recently, G2 Gymnastics & Fitness of Shinglehouse, traveled to their second competition of the season. Eleven members represented G2 Gymnastics at Kittaning, PA for their Annual Oz Classic Gymnastics Invitational hosted by Emerald City Gymnastics. G2 turned in another strong performance as the Xcel Silver team took 1st place. Leading the Silver Team was Hailley Edgreen, Autumn Gagliardo, and Maddison Schoonover.

Gymnasts winning the All Arounds were: Level 2: Jenna Freer and Xcel Silver: Autumn Gagliardo. Gymnasts placing in the top 3 were as follows: Level 2: Jenna Freer-1st place vault, bars, beam, all around, and 3rd place-floor; Level 3: Ashley Oswald-3rd place bars, floor, and all around; Level 4: Selin Sumer: 3rd place vault and bars; Emma Saulter- 3rd place vault; 

Level 7: Madison Miller-2nd place vault, floor, and 3rd place all around; Xcel Silver: Hailley Edgreen: 2nd place beam,floor, and 3rd place all around; Autumn Gagliardo: 1st place beam, floor, all around, and 2nd place vault, bars; Maddiosn Schoonover-1st place vault, bars, 2nd place all around; Xcel Gold: Arianna Waterman: 1st place floor, 2nd place bars, 3rd place All Around.

Gymnasts added to the 9.0 club for this competition are: Jenna Freer-vault-9.0, Maddison Schoonover-bars-9.0

Our competitive team will continue training as they head to Brockport, NY for the Candy Cane Classic on December 13th & 14th. We are very proud of our girls and wish them good luck!

G2 Gymnastics & Fitness offers multiple classes and programs starting at age 3 through adulthood. If you would like more information on our programs, please visit www.g2gymandfitness.com or contact us through email: g2gymandfitness@gmail.com. This is a great program for boys and girls of all ages and skill level. No experience needed! Our next session will run for 4 weeks due to our competition season and the holidays: November 
 22-December 20 with no class on December 13th. Register online ASAP to reserve your spot!

Full Meet Results:

LEVEL 2
Jenna Freer: vault-9.0-1st, bars-7.85-1st, beam-8.40-1st, floor-8.0-3rd, all around-33.25-1st
LEVEL 3
Kaylee Oswald: vault-8.60-6th, bars-6.20-8th, beam-5.90-8th, floor-6.85-8th, all around-27.55-8th
Ashley Oswald: vault-8.55-7th, bars-7.75-3rd, beam-7.30-5th, floor-8.15-3rd, all around-31.75-3rd
LEVEL 4
Selin Sumer: vault-7.80-3rd, bars-8.20-3rd, all around-32.00-4th
Emma Saulter: vault-8.30-3rd, all around-32.90-4th
LEVEL 7
Madison Miller: vault-8.55-2nd, floor-8.45-2nd, all around-29.85-3rd
XCEL SILVER
Hailley Edgreen: beam-8.20-2nd, floor-8.15-2nd, all around-31.45-3rd
Autumn Gagliardo: vault-8.15-2nd, bars-8.20-2nd, beam-8.75-1st, floor-8.45-2nd, all around-33.55-1st
Maddison Schoonover: vault-8.50-1st, bars-9.0-1st, all around-31.95-2nd
XCEL GOLD
Laci Miller: all around-31.22-6th
Arianna Waterman: bars-8.05-2nd, floor-8.35-1st, all around-30.85-3rd

Derrick City Dispatched For Traffic Control On Rt. 219

Derrick City Dispatched For Traffic Control On Rt. 219

At 12:37 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. has been called for traffic control at the scene of a one vehicle accident on Route 219 Southbound in the Bradford area. 

ROADS ARE REPORTED ICY.

EMS Responding To Gunshot Victim In Town of Willing

EMS Responding To Gunshot Victim In Town of Willing

At 12:05 PM on Saturday, Police and EMS are responding in the Town of Willing near the intersection of Brandes Road & Wilson Road for a victim of a gunshot wound. A medical helicopter has been requested to the scene.

WILLING FIRE DEPT. DISPATCHED FOR LANDING ZONE.

Freezing Rain Advisory issued November 22 at 11: 51AM EST until November 22 at 2:00PM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory 

AT NOON ON SATURDAY, FREEZING RAIN IS ENTERING THE AREA. 


RADAR SHOWS THE RAIN IS FALLING IN ELK & MCKEAN COUNTY HEADED EAST TOWARD POTTER COUNTY. ROADS ARE VERY ICY OR WILL BECOME ICY IN A SHORT TIME. 

ROUTE 219 HAS BEEN CLOSED SOUTHBOUND FROM LANTZ CORNERS. 

PENN DOT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT ALL ROADS ARE A SHEET OF ICE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRAVEL, STAY HOME AS THESE ARE VERY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/PINNED Address: 1599 BURNING WELL RD City: JONES TWP

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/PINNED
Address: 1599 BURNING WELL RD
City: JONES TWP
Cross Streets: OLD KANE RD * TREE HOUSE LN
2 VEHICLE ACCIDENT, ONE PATIENT INJURED
 

Agency: ELK COMPANY 6 FD;  RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
 11/22/2014 11:49:47 AM

REPORTING VERY ICY ROAD CONDITIONS

Denton Hill Ski Patrol Holds Training Session

Denton Hill Ski Patrol Holds Training Session

COUDERSPORT, PA (November 17, 2014) The Denton Hill Ski Patrol held their annual CPR Refresher and Chair Evacuation practice at Ski Denton on Saturday, November 15th in preparation for the upcoming ski season. 

Ski Denton has recently announced that it will not be opening for the 2014 – 2015 ski season,
however, the Denton Hill Ski Patrol is hopeful that DCNR will be able to put together some options that may allow Ski Denton to open this year. If Ski Denton is able to open this year, the Ski Patrol wants to make sure that it is ready. According to Paul Ross, Patrol Director, ”Our members are optimistic about the future of Ski Denton and have completed all their required annual first aid and lift evacuationrefresher training and are ready to support the ski area if and when it opens for the season.”

The mission of the Denton Hill Ski Patrol is to provide rescue and First Aid treatment to the skiing public at Ski Denton, and to promote safety and accident prevention in cooperation with the ski area management. The Patrol consists of approximately 35 individuals from the area who have met the training requirements as set forth by the National Ski Patrol. 

Each Ski Patrol member completes an initial Outdoor Emergency Care course that is about 180 hours in length. They also complete an extensive course in Ski and Rescue Toboggan handling. After the initial training, the Patrol also holds annual training days that include a CPR Refresher, Chair Evacuation Refresher, Outdoor Emergency Care refresher, and an On-The-Hill Ski and Toboggan Refresher. 

The Denton Hill Ski Patrol is an all volunteer organization, and all members patrol an average of 14 to 18 duty shifts each season. For more information about the Denton Hill Ski Patrol, visit our website at: www.dentonskipatrol.org.

Photos Courtesy Of Al Quimby

Annual Group photo

BJ Butler loads a round into the line launcher to shoot a light line over the lift cable

Bob Cross prepares to flip the haul line over a chair attached to the lift cable

Jeff Cole demonstrates the proper use of a rescue seat.

Members of the Denton Hill Ski Patrol gather at the base of the triple chair to review emergency chair evacuation procedures.

Members of the Denton Hill Ski Patrol Hike up Lower Buck Run under the Triple Chair to practice line throws.

ACTIVATED SMOKE ALARM-RESIDENTIAL Address: 119 KINLEY DR City: RIDGWAY_TOWNSHIP

ACTIVATED SMOKE ALARM-RESIDENTIAL
Address: 119 KINLEY DR
City: RIDGWAY_TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: MONTMORENCI RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
11/22/2014 11:33:08 AM

11:40 AM--CONFIRMED FALSE ALARM

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Shippen Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-11-17 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site SRC WT 5040 37H 50163 in Shippen Twp township, Cameron county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Fire Rescue & EMS Dispatched For Land Rescue Off Rt. 414

Fire Rescue & EMS Dispatched For Land Rescue Off Rt. 414

At 10:45 AM on Saturday, Morris Fire & Ambulance, Medic 1, and Lycoming ALS have been dispatched to an area near 20672 Rt. 414 in Brown Township for a land rescue.

Caller reports a 17 year old male fall victim with a bone fracture on the side hill across the Creek at that location, just north of the narrows.

Liberty and Wellsboro dispatched at 11:07 AM with manpower and a boat to assist. Wellsboro requested to bring ropes & rigging for a high angle cliff rescue.

12:28 PM--WELLSBORO & LIBERTY REQUESTED TO SEND ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL TO THE SCENE OF THE LAND RESCUE.

(OVERNIGHT) TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/PINNED Address: 509 W MAIN ST City: RIDGWAY_BORO

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/PINNED
Address: 509 W MAIN ST
City: RIDGWAY_BORO
Cross Streets: PINE AVE * RIDGWAY DR

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD; RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
11/22/2014 5:33:21 AM

Freezing Rain Advisory issued November 22 at 3: 35AM EST until November 22 at 2:00PM EST by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.

* TIMING...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP NEAR A WARREN...
KANE...TO CLEARFIELD LINE AT MID MORNING...THEN SPREAD
NORTHEAST DURING THE LATE MORNING HOURS.

Cole Memorial Seeking Hospice Patient Care Coordinator

www.colememorial.org

Lloyd Burkhouse Auctions To Sell Contents Of Harrison's Fire-Grill Bar & Restaurant In Marshburg November 30th

Burkhouse

Port Allegany Soccer Booster's 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day

Registration form and race details. See our FACEBOOK PAGE

Estate Auction Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 At Pine Creek Inn in Galeton

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Annual Holiday Event At Cinco C's Alpacas November 22 & 23

Christmas Auction Saturday, November 22 At Austin Volunteer Fire Department

Wouldn't It Be Nice To Come Out To A Warm Car

Friday, November 21, 2014

Working Structure Fire In Black Creek

Working Structure Fire In Black Creek

At 10:07 PM on Friday, Firefighters from New Hudson, Belfast, Clarksville,  Cuba dispatched to working structure fire in Black Creek on Rt.305 near the Hyde Flats Road. Report mobile home fully engulfed in flames. The address is reported to be 6382 Rt. 305. The Red Cross has been notified to assist the occupants.

Freezing Rain Advisory issued November 21 at 9: 53PM EST until November 22 at 2:00PM EST by NWS

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
953 PM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

...A LIGHT GLAZING OF ICE EXPECTED DURING THE MORNING AND MIDDAY
HOURS OF SATURDAY...

.A RIBBON OF MOISTURE STREAMING QUICKLY NORTHEAST FROM THE OHIO
RIVER VALLEY WILL RIDE UP AND OVER THE VERY COLD AIR NEAR THE
SURFACE...LEADING TO A SEVERAL HOUR PERIOD OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA DURING THE
MORNING AND MIDDAY HOURS OF SATURDAY.

WARREN-MCKEAN-POTTER-ELK-CAMERON-CLEARFIELD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARREN...BRADFORD...COUDERSPORT...
ST. MARYS...RIDGWAY...EMPORIUM...DUBOIS...CLEARFIELD
953 PM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 2 PM EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 2 PM EST
SATURDAY.

* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.

* TIMING...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP NEAR A
WARREN...KANE...TO CLEARFIELD LINE A FEW HOURS AFTER
SUNRISE...THEN SPREAD NORTHEAST DURING THE LATE MORNING HOURS.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR TRAVELERS AND PEDESTRIANS FROM
A LIGHT GLAZING OF ICE ON UNTREATED ROADS AND WALKWAYS.

* WINDS...LIGHT SOUTHWEST WIND IN THE MORNING...INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...STARTING OUT BETWEEN 5 AND 10 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO
AROUND SUNRISE...CLIMBING TO NEAR 30 BY EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN
INTO THE MID 30S AFTER 2 PM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
USE CAUTION IF TRAVELING ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
FOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION...GO TO
WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE OR MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

REPORT ICE ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE
COLLEGE BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO CTP.STORMREPORTS@NOAA.GOV...
POSTING TO THE NWS STATE COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET
@NWSSTATECOLLEGE WITH THE HASHTAG C...T...P...W...X.

Cuba Dispatched For Crash On I-86

Cuba Dispatched For Crash On I-86

At 9:25 PM on Friday, Cuba Fire & Ambulance dispatched to I-86  Eastbound just west of the Cuba exit for a 2 vehicle crash.

Robert M. Cedar, 30, of 67 Nancy Lane, Derrick City, PA

Robert M. Cedar
Robert M. Cedar, 30, of 67 Nancy Lane, Derrick City, PA, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Buffalo NY.

Born January 26, 1984 in Meadville, he was a son of the Michael G. and Michelle (Taylor) Cedar.

Robert was a 2002 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He excelled in Track and Cross Country, and many of the school records he still holds.

US Army Veteran
Immediately after high school he enlisted in the United States Army. He served one tour of duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom and one tour in Afghanistan. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with Army Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge. He was honorably discharged from Ft. Bragg on March 31, 2007 as a SGT.

He enrolled in UNC Charlotte and graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree. He worked for three years as an engineer at MacTech in Charlotte. In 2014 he returned to Bradford to work with his families business Penn Air Notch Services Inc. at the time of his death he was the Chief Financial Officer.

Robert loved the outdoors, four wheeling, hunting, spending time with his dog's Aprilia and Bella. He was a hard worker and enjoyed a good time.

Surviving in addition to his parents, is his fiance Brianna Rychick, one brother, Richard J. (Ashleigh VanGorder) Cedar, of Bradford, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, November 26, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., Bradford, where funeral services will be held at 10:00am Wednesday with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor Ross St. Bernard Church officiating. Committal services and full Military Honors will be accorded in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial if desired may be made to the Robert M. Cedar Memorial Trust Fund at any Northwest Saving Bank.

Online condolences may be made to www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Sheriff Says Otis Parks Was Executed; Two Men Indicted By Grand Jury In Killing

Two charged in connection to Parks shooting in August

By Kelsey M. Boudin/ Olean Times Herald

LITTLE VALLEY — A Cattaraugus County grand jury indicted two Olean men Thursday on charges relating to the killing of Otis Lamont Parks in August, authorities announced Friday morning.

In a press conference in the Cattaraugus County Legislature chambers, Sheriff Tim Whitcomb and District Attorney Lori Rieman alleged Gary Maull, 28, and Thomas C. “Turtle” Hall, 53, were responsible for the shooting death of Mr. Parks, also known as Lamont Clemons, 54, of Olean. Mr. Parks’ body was found Aug. 8 down the embankment of a scenic overlook off Route 16 South near the town of Allegany hamlet of Knapp Creek.

“Mr. Parks was executed,” Sheriff Whitcomb said.

Thomas C. Hall
Maull was charged with first-degree murder, a class A-1 felony; second-degree murder, a class A-1 felony; first-degree intimidating a witness, a class B felony; first-degree criminal use of a firearm, a class B felony; second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony; and tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony.

Hall was charged with second-degree criminal facilitation, a class C felony; first-degree intimidating a witness, a class B felony; tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony; and making a false written statement, a class A misdemeanor. Read more...

STRUCTURE FIRE-CHIMNEY Address: 384 APPLE ST City: JAY TOWNSHIP

STRUCTURE FIRE-CHIMNEY
Address: 384 APPLE ST
City: JAY TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: E TEABERRY ST * CALEDONIA RD

Agency: BENNETTS VALLEY AMBULANCE; ELK COMPANY 3FD; ELK COMPANY5 FD
11/21/2014 6:52:11 PM

11/21/2014 6:06 PM FIRE / VEHICLE 173 E LAWRENCE RD LAWRENCE TWP

11/21/20146:06 PMFIRE / VEHICLE173 E LAWRENCE RDLAWRENCE TWP
6:07 PM Fire F08 DISPATCHED
6:13 PM Fire F08 DISPATCHED
6:13 PM Fire M2 DISPATCHED
6:13 PM Fire F07 DISPATCHED

Galeton Area Chamber of Commerce GLOW is one week away!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!

GLOW is one week away!!
 
 WE NEED YOUR HELP! Final decorations will be put up this weekend, we are testing the lights and replacing bad bulbs tonight and decorating the lampposts tomorrow, if you can help please call the number below. 
 
NOTE GLOW Starts earlier in the day this year to try to beat some of the cold weather!! 
 
PARADE starts at 3pm, LINEUP at 2:30 - FIREWORKS at 6 - PARADE ENTRANTS please go to our website www.visitgaleton.com for a registration form, completed forms can be dropped off at Heart's Desire, Starlight Video or Lakeview Cinema.

For more information, please call 570-447-8923 Janet Green

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Holds First Session Of School Based Mentoring Program In Port Allegany School District


The Guidance Center’s McKean County Big Brothers Big Sisters program held its first school based mentoring session on November 17th at Port Allegany Elementary School. The McKean County Truancy Initiative supports school based mentoring services. Mr. Steve Appleby, Director of the Eldred World War II Museum, delivered a special presentation about Veteran’s Day as well as his own personal experience serving our country. High School ‘Bigs’ and Elementary School ‘Littles met for the first time and participated in tutoring, coloring, and board games.

BBBS staff members facilitate each session and support the ‘Bigs’ in helping their ‘Littles’ reach their individual goals. The program is held every Monday afternoon at the Port Allegany Elementary School. If you would like more information about becoming a mentor contact Big Brothers Big Sisters locally at 814-887-5591 or toll-free at 1-877-776-1636.

Teacher in State College accused of soliciting students for nude photos


WJAC--Teacher in State College accused of soliciting students for nude photos

Estate Auction Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 At Pine Creek Inn in Galeton

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Mary Alice Seeley, 83, of Galeton, PA

Mary Alice Seeley, 83, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at home. 

Born November 25, 1930 in Renovo, PA, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Helena (Hartsock) Herter. 

Mary Alice was a member of the Galeton VFW Ladies Auxiliary and owned and operated Meadowbrook Campground in Galeton for many years. 

She loved the campground and flowers. 

Surviving are two sons, James (Mo) Chalmers, Jr., Germania, PA and Albert (Gail) Seeley, Brookland, PA; three daughters, Linda Chalmers-Milliron, Berwick, PA, Delores Potter, Galeton, and Donna (Ronald) Bailey, Galeton; two brothers, Albert (Sandy) Herter, Arizona and Clyde (girlfriend, Maxine) Herter, West Virginia; a sister, Juanita Watson, Bloomsburg, PA; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

A Private Family Service will be held. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

CUTTING EDGE GYMNASTICS BRINGS HOME MANY AWARDS

CUTTING EDGE GYMNASTICS BRINGS HOME MANY AWARDS

The Cutting Edge Gymnastics Team traveled to Kittanning to compete with many other USAG sanctioned teams last weekend. This competition was hosted by Emerald City Gymnastics. Cutting Edge Level 2 team brought home 2nd place along with level 3 team bringing home 3rd place.

MEET RESULTS:
LEVEL 2 Gymnasts:
Tianna Cunningham: Vault-9.10-1st, Bars-6.40-2nd, Beam-7.50-2nd, floor-7.55-2nd, All Around-30.55-2nd.
Mikenna Farabaugh: Vault-8.05-2nd, Bars-7.50-3rd, Beam -8.15-2nd, Floor-8.30-2nd, All Around-32.00-2nd
Eliza Farabaugh: Vault-7.05-4th, Bars-7.85-2nd, Beam-7.10-4th, Floor-7.45-4th, All Around-29.45-3rd.
Ruthie Line: Vault-8.25-4th, Bars-6.70-7th, Beam-7.0-8th, Floor-7.30-8th, All Around-29.25-6th.

LEVEL 3 Gymnasts:
Isabella Ostroski: Vault-8.25-9th, Bars-6.95-4th, Beam-7.50-3rd, Floor-8.0-5th, All Around-30.7-4th.
Hannah Fleniken: Vault-8.75-4th, Bars-6.70-6th, Beam-4.50-9th, Floor-7.50-7th, All Around-27.45-9th.
Kayla Hyde: Vault-8.45-8th, Bars-6.7-5th, Beam-7.25-6th, Floor-8.15-2nd, All Around-30.55-5th.
Kyla Andreano: Vault-8.80-2nd, Bars-6.65-7th, Beam-6.90-7th, Floor-8.15-4th, All Around-30.50-6th.
Chloe Fuller: Vault-9.05-3rd, Bars-6.45-7th, Beam-6.75-7th, Floor-8.80-1st, All Around-31.05-7th.
Megan Hyde: Vault-9.0-3rd, Bars-6.25-3rd, Beam-6.25-2nd, Floor-7.60-3rd, All Around-29.10-3rd.
Abbie Cady: Vault-9.0-4th, Bars-8.10-3rd, Beam-7.55-3rd, Floor-8.55-2nd, All Around-33.20-2nd.
Hannah Winseck: Vault-9.05-1st, Bars-7.50-2nd, Beam-7.0-1st, Floor-8.15-1st, All Around-31.70-1st.
Sierra Nichols: Vault-9.05-2nd, Bars-7.950-1st, Beam-6.0-3rd, Floor-7.90-2nd, All Around-30.90-2nd.
LEVEL 4 Gymnasts:
Mikayla Gunn: Vault-8.20, Bars-8.35-3rd, Beam-8.15-2nd, Floor-8.55-3rd, All Around-33.25-2nd.
Keelin Morales: Vault-8.40-2nd, Bars-8.5-1st, Beam-8.15-2nd, Floor-8.75-2nd, All Around-32.55-5th.

LEVEL 6 Gymnasts:
Destinee Powell: Vault-8.40, Bars-6.85, Beam-7.90-1st, Floor-8.05, All Around-31.65-2nd.

Bradford Dispatched For Commercial Alarm On N. Center Street

Bradford Dispatched For Commercial Alarm On N. Center Street

At 3:37 PM on Friday, Bradford Firefighters dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at 2 North Center Street. Police on scene report nothing showing from outside.

3:52 PM--ALL UNITS RECALLED

Coudersport Area Reader Just Wants Cat Back

Letter to the Editor
Coudersport Area Reader Just Wants Cat Back

Dear Jim,

We have been missing our cat for a couple of months. 

She is a feral cat named "Callie. We raised her with one of her brothers two years ago. We had her spayed and have fed and cared for her all this time. She is loved and missed by our family and friends,(not to mention her brother) who looks for her daily. We gave her regular veterinary care
and she needs regular medical care. 

We have searched and searched and were giving up hope, when we started to hear that someone had taken her and was keeping her. We were shocked that some one would do this, especially when children are involved. 

We know the person who has her and where they live. I am shocked that people would teach their children that if you want something just take it, no matter who it belongs to. 

 I am not a person who wants to deny a child a pet,but I have seen ad after ad looking for homes for nice cats and kittens. There really is no reason to steal a cat from someone. We are hoping that the people in question will return "Callie". They know who we are and where we live
also!

I hope that you can post this. We just want our cat returned. Thank you Jim.

Health Care Informational Meeting


New License Plates Help Show Pride in America

New License Plates Help Show Pride in America

Harrisburg — Legislation passed earlier this year authorized PennDOT to produce new license plate designs, one of which serves as a testament to the American spirit.

The plate, authorized by Act 109 of 2014, is called the “In God We Trust” specialty plate and depicts the image of the symbol of America – the bald eagle – with the words “In God We Trust” beneath it. The fee for this plate is $20, plus registration fees if they are due. These plates may also be personalized for an additional $100.

“PennDOT is pleased to provide our customers with a variety of ways to express themselves through our registration plate programs,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch.

To order the “In God We Trust” specialty plate, or to learn more about a wide variety of license plates, visit our website at www.dmv.state.pa.us and click on Motor Vehicle Information then Specialty Plates under Registration Plate Information.

The plates normally take two to four weeks to deliver; for personalized plates, allow eight to 10 weeks for delivery.

Helen L. Morey, 91, of 142 Langmaid Lane Bradford, PA

Helen L. Morey,
Helen L. Morey, 91, of 142 Langmaid Lane Bradford, PA a resident of the Bradford area for most of her life, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born November 8, 1923 in Dixonville, she was a daughter of the late Urald and Della (Stuchell) Dye. She was a 1942 graduate of Bradford High School.

On July 17, 1943 in Smethport, she married Ralph E Morey, who died on December 20, 2002.

She was a member of West Branch United Methodist Church and the West Branch Grange.

Helen enjoyed crocheting, crafting with plastic canvas, spending time with her family and especially her dog Holly Mae.

She worked as a checker for 16 years at Bradford Laundry and Dry Cleaning, later she worked 10 years for WR Case & Sons Cutlery, retiring February 28, 1986, then went to work at Allegany National Forest Ranger Station retiring in 1995.

Surviving is one daughter, Nancy Burke of Bradford, 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 5 sisters, Pearl Johnston, Jean Rouser, Margaret Makin, Elaine Kirsch, and Eileen Trout, one brother Richard Dye. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Ralph E. Morey, Jr. who died in 1977, one daughter, Wilma Thomas who died in 2001, one sister and five brothers.

Friends are invited to call on Monday November 24, 2014 from 3-5pm & 7-9 PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 with Rev. Matt Blake pastor of the Bradford Area Parish officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to West Branch United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Bradford Man Transported To Hamot After Rt. 219 Crash Thursday Night


Community Invited To Business Leadership Day Tuesday At Northern Potter High School


Radon In Center Valley Home One Of Highest Ever Recorded In PA

Lehigh County Community Found With Extremely High Radon Levels
DEP Urges Residents to Test for Radon and Attend an Open House

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is urging residents in the Center Valley area of Lehigh County to have their homes tested for radon. This comes after recent tests by the department and a DEP-certified laboratory revealed that several homes in that area have record high levels.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can enter a home through cracks in the foundation or other openings. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Pennsylvania and causes about 20,000 lung-cancer deaths in the U.S. every year.

Several homes in the Center Valley area were found to have radon levels of over 1,000 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). One specific home tested at 2,750 pCi/L and is one of the highest radon values ever recorded in the state. These levels are hundreds of times more than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action level of 4 pCi/L; a level where a home should be remediated to lower the radon concentration.

“This community serves as an important reminder to all Pennsylvania residents to test their homes for radon,” Acting DEP Secretary Dana Aunkst said. “Protect yourself and your family from this invisible, cancer-causing, radioactive gas.”

Area residents are invited to an open house with DEP’s radon professionals to learn more about this threat and how to mitigate it. The open house will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Upper Saucon Township Municipal Building, 5500 Camp Meeting Rd., Center Valley. Residents will receive lists of area companies certified by DEP to perform radon testing, mitigation and laboratory analysis.

DEP has sent letters to more than 500 Center Valley area residents in the local area with very high radon levels urging them to test their homes. Pennsylvania law prohibits DEP from publicly identifying any private residences radon testing results. The department has, however reached out to the local school district to ensure that radon testing has occurred in the schools.

Testing for radon is the only way to know if a home, school, workplace or other structure has elevated levels of radon. The best time to test is during the cold-weather months when windows and doors are closed and the radon levels are often at their peak. Most test kits can be purchased at hardware or home improvement stores at an average cost of $15 to $25 per test.

While radon problems may be more common in certain regions of the state, the potential exists for any home in Pennsylvania to have high radon levels. Radon has been detected in all 67 counties, making Pennsylvania particularly prone to elevated radon levels. About 40 percent of homes in the state having radon levels above EPA’s action level.

For this reason DEP certifies all radon testers, mitigators and laboratories doing business in the state. This ensures all radon tests performed provide quality results, and those who remediate radon problems do quality work.

For more information about radon, including information on interpreting test results and finding a Pennsylvania-certified radon contractor, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Radon, or call 800-23-RADON.

PITT-BRADFORD CAMPUS TO CLOSE FOR THANKSGIVING

PITT-BRADFORD CAMPUS TO CLOSE FOR THANKSGIVING

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will close its offices, and there will be no classes on Thursday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 30, in observance of Thanksgiving.

In addition, there will be no classes on Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Offices will reopen, and classes will resume on Monday, Dec. 1.

Welcoming Levi Michael Hogle Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Boy!
Rebecca (Dailey) and LeRoy Hogle from Port Allegany, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Levi Michael Hogle who was born on November 18th  at Cole Memorial. Levi weighed 7 pounds and 1.3 ounces.  He joins his brothers Zachary, 10; Matthew, 2 and sister Breanna, 13.

Maternal Grandparents: John and Millie Dailey of Shinglehouse, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparent: James Dailey of Shinglehouse, PA.

Paternal Grandparents: Margaret Hogle of Olean, NY; George and Dora Hogle of Salamanca, NY.

Welcoming Elliana Lynn Youngs Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Girl!
Jenna Rohe from Port Allegany, PA and Cody Youngs from Ceres, NY are pleased to announce the arrival of Elliana Lynn Youngs who was born on November 15th at Cole Memorial. Ellianna weighed 8 pounds and 12.9 ounces.

Maternal Grandparents: Jennifer and Samuel Rohe of Port Allegany, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Dianne Barker of Buffalo, NY; Cynthia Goral of Warsaw, NY; John Berg of North Tonawanda, NY.

Paternal Grandparents: Terri and Randy Mott of Portville, NY; Wilbur and Michele Youngs of Portville, NY.

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Whimp and Ester Swetland of Portville, NY; Clyde Sr. and Louise Youngs of Ceres, NY.

Rural Regional Community College Is Now In The Works For 9 NW PA Counties


(HARRISBURG) – The Pennsylvania Department of Education has taken steps to establish Pennsylvania’s first Rural Regional Community College, announced Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senator Bob Robbins (R-50) and Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21).

According to the legislators, the newly created community college is being established with the goal of offering two-year associate degrees, as well as training and certificate programs to underserved areas of the Commonwealth. Curriculum of the college will be determined by the Board of Trustees, based upon the future workforce needs of the designated region of Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango and Warren counties.

“I am very excited that groundwork for launching the Rural Regional Community College is now in place,” Senator Scarnati stated. “This will be the first community college to offer greatly needed higher educational opportunities to northwestern Pennsylvania. Thanks to input by education, business and community leaders, we have been able to establish a solid foundation for helping students have access to quality, affordable education near their hometowns.”

“This will certainly expand the educational options for students in our region,” Senator Robbins said. “Education is the key to success, and a two-year college program is an excellent option for young people who are looking at job opportunities in many career fields. The truth is it’s also a cost-effective way for students to complete their basic studies at a smaller college before finishing their degree at a larger university.”

“I’m thrilled with the rapid progress on the Rural Regional Community College and I’m grateful for Senator Scarnati’s leadership in making this concept a reality,” Senator Hutchinson said.  “The positive effects this college will have on our region cannot be understated – there is an immediate need for quality career and technology education in many rural areas of the Commonwealth.  The Rural Regional Community College will help residents of our area get the training and education they need to continue working and living right here in our community.”
Senator Scarnati explained that earlier this year, language from his Senate Bill 1000 to establish the rural regional community college initiative was included in the Fiscal Code (Act 126 of 2014). Senate Bill 1000 was a bi-partisan initiative, based largely on recommendations by a Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) study completed in December 2011.

On August 1st, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) appointed the Educational Consortium of Upper Allegheny (ECUA) as the non-profit entity to assist with designating the community college region to be served, as well as advising PDE on the appointment of members of the Board of Trustees.  Dr. Dick McDowell, Chairman of the ECUA Board of Trustees stressed the importance of the new community college.

“Providing people with access, affordability and articulation that a community college can offer will be a tremendous asset to rural Pennsylvania,” Dr. McDowell said.  “We are pleased to work with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide advice to help develop a rural higher education system that offers greater accessibility for students at affordable rates.”

Earlier this month, the following 15 individuals were named to serve on the Board of Trustees by PDE Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq.
  • Ms. Mary Bula, Collective Impact at United Way of Erie County
  • Ms. Nancy Decker, Laurel Technical Institute
  • Mrs. Amanda Hetrick, Forest Area School District
  • Mr. Robert Kaemmerer, United Refining Company
  • Mr. Hank LeMeur, Superior Tire and Rubber Company
  • Mrs. Kate Lomax-Brock, Elk Cameron Community Education Council
  • Mr. Greg Mahon, Office of the Senate President Pro Tempore
  • Dr. Richard McDowell, President Emeritus University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
  • Mr. Douglas Morley, Potter County Commissioner
  • Mr. Ed Pitchford, Cole Memorial Hospital
  • Mr. Louis Radkowski, City of Saint Marys
  • Mrs. Susan Snelick, North Central Workforce Investment Board
  • Dr. Karen Whitney, Clarion University
  • Mr. Dennis Wilke, Precision Manufacturing Institute
  • The Honorable Mary Jo White, Former State Senator
Term length of the Board members will be determined at the first Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for December 2, 2014.  The meeting will be open to members of the public and the location of the meeting will be determined by PDE in the coming days.

The Senators also recognized the contributions of members of the House of Representatives who worked on the measure, especially Representative Martin Causer who introduced a companion bill to SB 1000, which also sought to establish a rural community college program.

“Thanks to the efforts and input of numerous educational, business, community and government leaders, we are now helping to provide students with more tools they can use to access good, family-sustaining jobs.  We look forward to witnessing the positive impacts of the college in the years to come.”

2014 Football Banquet Held At Port Allegany Elementary School

2014 Football Banquet Held At Port Allegany Elementary School

The 2014 Football Banquet was held November 15 at the Port Allegany Elementary School. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Jeff Stuckey. Guests of honor included the senior football players and the senior cheerleaders.

Senior cheerleaders included (front row, left to right) Hannah Buchsenschutz, Karli Haskins , Hannah Ostrander; (back row) Lynae Delacour, Hannah Donnelly, Emilee Harkness, and Sabrina Jungclaus.

Senior football palyers were: Chevy Smith, RJ Veilleux, Hunter Freer, Christopher Lashway and Allen Friend.

Photos Courtesy Of Pam Fischer

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Presents Edward Kosa of Potter County with the 2014 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award


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HERSHEY, Penn. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) presented Edward Kosa of Potter County with the 2014 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award during the state’s largest farm organization’s 64th Annual Meeting in Hershey.

The 92-year-old Kosa has been professionally involved in agriculture for 75 years, joining his father on the family farm in Ulysses, Potter County, after graduating from high school in 1939. Despite his age, Kosa remains active on EDKO Farms, along with two sons and several grandsons.

“I’m happiest when I’m on the tractor. I like planting a crop, seeing it grow and seeing the results,” said Edward Kosa. “The hard work that goes into farming is no big deal as long as you enjoy what you do.”

Kosa has been a member of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau for more than 40 years, serving on the State Board of Directors for eight years.

“When you’re part of an organization, you out to be a part of it, not just with your money, but with your time too,” added Kosa.

Kosa also served as director of the Potter County Conservation District for more than 30 years, including 19 years as chairman. During his tenure, Potter County was awarded the 1998 PA Grand Award as Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Conservation District. The district also implemented countless programs to preserve and protect land and water resources in Potter County.

“Ed has been a big proponent of the notion that farming and conservation can work hand-in-hand. He understands that farmers can be extremely productive growing crops on their land and tending to their animals, while also being excellent stewards of the land,” said PFB President Carl T. Shaffer. “With the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award, we appreciate and recognize the vast contributions Ed has made on behalf of farmers and the environment over his many years of service to the agricultural community.”

Kosa was instrumental in the formation of Agricultural Security Areas in Potter County, protecting farmers and their businesses from restrictive local ordinances. The security areas were the impetus to forming a Farmland Preservation program in the county, which helped save prime agricultural land form the pressures of development. In addition, Kosa’s environmental-friendly farming practices, his role as director of the county conservation district and his overall leadership in agriculture issues, were key factors in Ed being named the 1999 “Man of the Year” by the Potter-Leader Enterprise.

Hundreds of farmers from across the state attended Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s 64th Annual Meeting at the Hershey Lodge from November 17-19, to set policy for the statewide organization on issues affecting farm and rural families.

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization with a volunteer membership of nearly 60,000 farm and rural families, representing farms of every size and commodity across Pennsylvania.

— Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

2014 Soccer Banquet Held In Port Allegany

2014 Soccer Banquet Held In Port Allegany

The 2014 Soccerl Banquet was held Thursday, November 13 at the Veterans Memorial. Senior members of the teams and their parents were guests of honor. 



Lady Gator Seniors are pictured with their coaches; (front row, left to right) Coach Travis Cowburn, Somer Buchsenschutz, Lynae Delacour, Coach Tony Edgell, Alexi Penick, Farrah Fischer and Coach Mike Fischer, Jr..

The Gator Seniors are pictured (left to right) Crent Miller, Charlie Kysor, Ben Setzer, Eli Knapp, Tyler Kaple and Adam Koehler.
Photos Courtesy Of Pam Fischer


11-21-2014 Recalls

11/20/2014 08:06 PM EST

Evershing International Trading is voluntarily recalling Vinacafe Brand Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3-in-1 after learning that the product may contain Sodium Caseinate ( a Milk derivative), a Milk allergen, and Soy extract, a Soy Allergen, that is not declared on the products' ingredient statement. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk and/or Soy have the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this coffee.

11/21/2014 11:50 AM EST

Baxter International Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection, 10 mEq per 100 mL to the user level due to a complaint of mislabeling of the overpouch. The inability to detect this overpouch mislabeling at the point of care may result in the administration of a dose lower than intended. In the high-risk patient population – patients prone to severe electrolyte imbalance – this hazardous situation may lead to serious, life-threatening adverse health consequences

11/21/2014 01:05 PM EST

Kozy Shack Enterprises, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain items of its Foodservice Kozy Shack Simply Well Chocolate Pudding 4 oz. cups because they contain undeclared milk and lack product labeling. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer

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Oswayo Valley Senior Center Earns Award


Congratulations to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center upon being named the 2014 Senior Center of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers. Thanks in large part to the good work of Manager Mary Jones, the center is being recognized for its growth in volunteers and for tripling the number of people it serves. Mary also has formed groups for knitting, crocheting and cooking, and those groups have contributed to the community in many ways: the knitting group has made more than 100 hats and mittens to distribute to people in need; the quilting group has created quilts to distribute to families after disasters; and the cooking group has hosted dinners to raise money for a scholarship fund. Suzan Paisley of my Coudersport office recently presented Mary with a citation recognizing her accomplishments and the accomplishments of the center as a whole. Thank you, Mary, and thanks to all of the center volunteers, for your commitment to supporting our senior citizen community.

                           

You’re Invited to an Open House in Kane

 
Please join me for an Open House at my new legislative office in Kane on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 3-6 p.m.

As a result of the legislative redistricting process, Kane and Mount Jewett, as well as the townships of Hamilton, Hamlin, Lafayette and Wetmore, were added to the 67th Legislative District. To ensure your continued access to state government services, the Kane office, formerly operated by Rep. Kathy Rapp, will remain open and staffed by Jill Thompson, who has served the area for more than 18 years.

All are welcome to stop by to say hello and learn more about services available. The office is located at 55 Fraley St. and can be reached by phone at 814-837-0880.

I will continue to operate offices in Bradford and Coudersport and hold regular outreach hours in Emporium and Port Allegany. Stay up to date on legislative news by visiting me on Facebook or stopping by my website.
 

Honoring Private Edwin Tubbs

Private Edwin Tubbs of Coudersport gave his life for our country during the Vietnam War. On Tuesday, Dec. 2, the community will gather to pay tribute to this brave soldier by dedicating the West Chestnut Street Bridge in the borough as the Private Edwin Tubbs Memorial Bridge.

Private Tubbs left Coudersport High School in August of 1967 and entered into the U.S. Army. He deployed to Vietnam with D Company, Sixth Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Ninth Infantry Division on Dec. 4, 1968, and was stationed at Dinh Tuong, South Vietnam. On Jan. 12, 1969, Private Tubbs was fatally wounded as he set down his rifle to assist a fellow soldier who was injured on the battlefield. During his service in the Army, he received the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.

The dedication will take place at 11 a.m. near the bridge. All who are able are invited to attend.

Free Assistance for Seniors During Medicare Annual Enrollment Process

Pennsylvania senior citizens who are reviewing their Medicare plans are reminded about free assistance available through the APPRISE program. APPRISE is a free, unbiased health insurance counseling program designed to help older residents and caregivers with answers to questions about Medicare, Medicare supplemental insurance, Medicaid and long-term care insurance. To learn more, contact APPRISE at 1-800-783-7067 or click here.
 

Shop Small and Support Your Community


 
As you prepare for your holiday shopping, remember that next Saturday, Nov. 29, is Small Business Saturday. This initiative of the U.S. Small Business Administration is designed to encourage consumers to shop at local, small businesses during the holiday retail season, as keeping spending local encourages local economic development. For more information about Small Business Saturday, click here.