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51St Annual Potter-Tioga Maple Festival

51St Annual Potter-Tioga Maple Festival

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Wildfire Danger Today

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Shinglehouse Dispatched For Wires Down On Horse Run Road

At 3:35 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Department has been dispatched to Horse Run Road at Low Street for a tree down on wires. State Police are on scene.
3:41 PM--Recalled by Chief 39-10.

Potter County DA Warns Of Hazards In Spring Cleanup Activities

District Attorney Watson
With the arrival of spring, many responsible members of the community are volunteering their time to pick up litter along roadways and hiking trails. 

Potter County Law Enforcement appreciates the citizens of Potter County taking on this responsibility. However, the District Attorney's Office and the Potter County Law Enforcement Association wants to remind the public to be cautious. 

Drug abusers can deposit along roadways and trails used and unused needles, waste used in the production of methamphetamine, and empty baggies of heroin which could have been laced with fentanyl. 

The existence of such items should not be a deterrent to volunteering time to keep our beautiful County clean and safe, however, it is highly recommended that volunteers wear heavy poke resistant gloves. 

Additionally, if anyone who is picking up litter sees any items that are possibly related to drug activity or paraphernalia, the items should not be touched and local law enforcement through 911 should be contacted immediately.

Potter County Law Enforcement sincerely thanks those who have donated their time to pick up litter and extends this message in the interest of public safety.

Eldred Township Dispatched To Tree On Wires Blocking Artline Road

At 3:10 PM on Friday, Eldred Township Fire Department has been dispatched to a tree down on wires on the Artline Road, one mile from the Barnum Road. The roadway is blocked.

Shiglehouse Ambulance To Health Center

At 3:06 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to the Shinglehouse Health Center for a patient with difficulty breathing.

Portville Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On Rt. 417

At 2:25 PM on Friday, Portville Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to a vehicle crash near 413 Portville-Ceres Road with injuries.

John Robert “Bob” Trahnstrom, 89, of Wellsboro, PA

US Army Vet
John Robert “Bob” Trahnstrom

John Robert “Bob” Trahnstrom, 89, of Wellsboro, PA passed away peacefully April 26, 2017. His final days were spent surrounded by his loving wife of 65 years and family, a true testament to his faithful and memorable life.

Bob, born November 10, 1927, grew up in Mount Vernon, NY with his parents and two brothers. Upon high school graduation, he proudly enlisted in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1947 as a corporal. 

He then attended Champlain College and Teterboro School of Aeronautics. After marrying his wife Millie in 1951, he moved to Miller Place, NY to raise his family and enjoy a 29-year engineering career at Grumman Aerospace. Bob was a founding member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Rocky Point, NY where he and Millie were active members.

Bob and Millie retired to Wellsboro PA in 1989 to enjoy their new homestead and join the local Trinity Lutheran Church. They soon became active community members and continued the practice of their faith at the First Presbyterian Church.

Bob is survived by his wife, Millie; brother and sister-in-law Peter and Darla Trahnstrom; sister-in-law Bobbie Trahnstrom; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Enderle, Ellen and Greg Pelletier, Jennifer and Ed Testa, Barbara and Doug St. Hilaire; and 14 grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his brother Walter Trahnstrom.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Bob’s life and legacy on Friday, May 12 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m., with memorial service at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St, Wellsboro, PA 16901, Saturday. May 13, 2017 at 11 a.m., Rev. Michael Birbeck and Rev. Roger Wagner officiating. Memorial gifts in Bob’s name may be given to the Susquehanna Health, Home Care and Hospice Program, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or The Green Home, 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. To share your fond memories and sign Bob’s guestbook, visit www.tusseymosher.com.

President Trump has signed an executive order to begin opening the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific to offshore drilling.

President Trump just signed an executive order that exposes our coasts to disaster. The order opens up the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific oceans to offshore drilling -- putting wildlife and coastal communities in jeopardy.

But this decision isn't set in stone yet. Congress could still prevent the president from moving forward with these plans. The time to step up and defend our coasts is right now.

Tell your members of Congress to prevent President Trump's reckless plans for our oceans.

Opening these areas to oil and gas drilling would put countless wildlife, like dolphins, whales and sea turtles, at risk. It would also threaten our coastal communities that depend upon healthy oceans and beaches. Why would we risk all this, just for a little more oil?

We've seen what happens when we drill off our coasts. When BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in 2010, it triggered one of the worst environmental disasters in history. It spewed over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, and killed or injured tens of thousands of dolphins, whales and sea turtles.1

It's no wonder people have been working for decades to keep our coasts free of drilling -- and winning. No oil has ever been successfully drilled in the Atlantic, the Pacific has been free of oil rigs since 1984, and late last year 98 percent of the U.S. Arctic was protected from offshore drilling.2,3,4

Our oceans need our protection once again. Tell your members of Congress to stand up for our coasts now.

Over 1,000 coastal businesses, 120 coastal communities, hundreds of scientists, and millions of people across the country agree that offshore drilling is a bad idea. A recent survey showed a majority of Americans generally oppose expanding oil and gas development on public waters and lands.5

With such strong opposition to offshore drilling, it is clear that President Trump's plans are not what Americans want for the future of our oceans. We can't sit back and let him undo the progress we've made.

Tell your members of Congress to oppose the president's efforts to expand oil drilling off our shores.

Thank you,

David Masur
PennEnvironment Director

G2 Gymnastics – Level 4 States Results

Recently, G2 Gymnastics of Shinglehouse, PA traveled to Cranberry, PA for the USA Gymnastics Level 4 State Championships hosted by X-Cel Gymnastics. Gymnasts had to receive a specific all around score to qualify to the event. Over 300 Level 4 athletes represented over 40 USAG Clubs from PA. All 4 members of the G2 Level 4 team qualified to the State meet.

Level 4 members included: Ashley Oswald, Anna Schuessler, Corinne Waid, and Samantha Proctor. Judging was tough as usual though G2 claimed 5 State medals. Congratulations to Anna Schuessler earning the bronze on vault and Corinne Waid with a silver on beam and bronze on bars, floor, and All Around. All gymnasts had a great performance and we are very proud of their accomplishments this season. G2 continues to prepare for the remainder of their State meets. 

Good luck to the Level 3 State team this weekend as they travel to Washington, PA.
G2 offers classes starting at 3 years old including preschool, progressive, and competitive programs. No experience necessary! We also offer sibling and bring a friend discounts. We offer an open registration – Register at any time during our session at www.g2gymandfitness.com or email g2gymandfitness@gmail.com for more information.

9.0 CLUB:
Vault: Anna Schuessler-9.0
Floor: Corinne Waid-9.025
34.00: Corinne Waid-34.975

Full Meet Results:
Ashley Oswald: vault-8.30, bars-8.10, beam-8.45, floor-8.70, AA-33.55
Anna Schuessler: vault-9.0-3rd, bars-6.10, beam-8.525, floor-8.00, AA-31.625
Corinne Waid: vault-8.45, bars-8.70-3rd, beam-8.80-2nd, floor-9.025-3rd, AA-34.975-3rd
Samantha Proctor: vault-7.95, bars-7.00, beam-8.70, floor-8.15, AA-31.75

Pictured L-R
Ashley Oswald, Corinne Waid, Samantha Proctor, Anna Schuessler

May 6th Community Clean Up

Replacement of Two McKean County Bridges Starts Monday

Bradford, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin work on Monday, May 1 to replace two bridges on Route 59 in Keating Township, McKean County. Replacing the bridges will allow PennDOT to remove them from McKean County’s structurally deficient list. One bridge will be replaced in 2017, with the other replaced in 2018.

This year, replacement work will concentrate on a bridge just west of Smethport, spanning Blacksmith Run. The bridge dates from 1928 and carries an average of more than 2,400 vehicles each day. The existing bridge will be replaced with a new spread box beam bridge. Work will take place in a half-width configuration.

Initial project work will get underway Monday, with daylight flagging in place to control an alternating traffic pattern. Temporary traffic signals are expected to be in place May 11. The temporary signals will control traffic in an alternating pattern through the completion of the first bridge, which is expected this fall. Other project work includes drainage improvements, roadway reconstruction, paving, and guide rail updates.

In 2018, crews will work to replace the second bridge, which spans Blacksmith Run about

1 ½ miles west of Smethport. It dates from 1930 and also carries an average of more than 2,400 vehicles daily. It will be replaced with concrete box culvert.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Thomas Construction, Inc. of Grove City, PA is the contractor on this $2.6 million project.

Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

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

For PennDOT regional information on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL

Invasive plant Threatens Mill Creek

Invasive plants are threatening the Mill Creek basin above Coudersport. Landowners are urged to protect their property from the out-break of Japanese Knotweed in the area. 

There will be a public meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 PM at the Sweden Valley Grange. Information will be provided on effective control measures, help available and landowner support. Question and answer session to follow.

Sponsored by the Upper Allegheny Watershed Association, God’s Country Chapter Trout Unlimited, and the First Fork Watershed Association, this meeting is being held pursuant to a grant from the Coldwater Heritage Partnership.

For more information e-mail: uawa@mckeancountypa.org

Lane Restriction on Route 15 SB in Union County Due To Multi-Vehicle Crash

Motorists in Union County are advised there is a lane restriction on Route 15 southbound at the intersection with Route 2004 (Furnace Road) in East Buffalo Township, Union County due to a multi-vehicle crash.

The Route 15 southbound driving lane is closed, the passing lane remains open. Motorists should be alert and be on the lookout for slow-moving or stopped traffic.

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Friday, April 28, 2017
The latest news from the State Capitol 
Standing Up – On Wednesday, I joined the majority of my House colleagues in voting to support legislation that stands up for the rights of gun owners. Click here to read my reasons for supporting House Bill 671.
On the Road Again - PennDOT will be performing roadway repairs Monday through Friday of next week in DuBois on Route 255 from Liberty Boulevard to the Penn State DuBois campus.

Two lanes of traffic (one lane each direction) will be maintained from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Some work may require roadway flagging and drivers should remain alert for crew members in and near the roadway. Expect lengthy travel delays, especially during arrival to school and dismissal.
….and again - PennDOT this week announced plans to complete a number of key statewide road improvement projects later this year. The list includes the following:
  • The Route 322 intersection safety improvement project in Bradford Township, Clearfield County.
  • The Route 255 highway restoration project from Sabula to Penfield in Clearfield County.
  • Safety improvements at the intersection of Routes 66 and 948 in Elk County.

Honoring Those Who Serve Our Country – On Wednesday, the House unanimously passed my legislation designating April 26, 2017, as "National Guard Day in Pennsylvania." Pictured with me in the photograph are Pennsylvania’s Adjutant General Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli and state Rep. Nick Miccarelli (R-Delaware), who serves with me in the Army National Guard.

Please click on the link below to view a recording of my floor remarks thanking all the men and women who serve our country in that capacity.
Click here to view video.
Attention Veterans - A representative from the Pennsylvania American Legion will visit my DuBois district office this Tuesday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity for the men and women who serve or have served our country to check out programs and benefits that may be available to them.

You do not need to be an American Legion member to take advantage of this service.

Discussing the Issues on PCN – Wednesday evening, I was a guest on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s (PCN’s) call-in program. Host Larry Kaspar interviewed me and fellow state Rep. Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery) on a number of issues.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co in Washington Twp, Jefferson County 

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-04-27 to Eqt Production Co in Washington Twp, Jefferson county. 78.86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect ..

Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co in Washington Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-04-27 to Eqt Production Co in Washington Twp, Jefferson county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co in Washington Twp, Jefferson County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-04-27 to Eqt Production Co in Washington Twp, Jefferson county. OGA 3220(A) - Failure to plug the well upon abandoning it.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Smokey Is Missing In The Coudersport Area.

Smokey, who is an inside cat has been missing for a week. He lives on Cartees Street in Coudersport, PA. and somehow got outside. If you see him please call Patti Bowman, Potter County Animal Assistance Project at

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance work schedule for the week of May 1 – May 5

Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of May 1 to May 5, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night
Potter County 0260
Sign Crew:
● State Route: sign repairs throughout the County

Spray Patching:
● State Route: 1001 (Brookland Road)
● State Route: 1002 (Sweden Hill Road)

Bridge Flushing:
● State Route: various State Routes throughout the County

● State Route: 0044 (Coneville to Shinglehouse)

Shoulder Cutting:
● State Route: 0044 (intersection of SR 44 & 49 to Coneville)
● State Route: 4008 (South Branch)

Pipe Replacement:
● State Route: 1005 (Phoenix Run Road) daylight road closure with detour in place

Cameron County 0240
Bridge Flushing:
● State Routes: 0055, 3001, 3002 & 2001

● State Routes: 2006 & 2001

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Glenn O Hawbaker: roadway reconstruction is being done on Route 6 in Coudersport Borough with detours in place. There will be short term lane closures and alternating traffic patterns. Expect delays.

● IA Construction: drainage work on Route 155 from Potter County line (near Sizerville State Park) to the McKean County line. Alternating traffic patterns with temporary traffic signals will be in place with short delays possible.

● L C Whitford Company, Inc: bridge replacement on SR 155 in Cameron County near Sizerville State Park entrance. Alternating traffic patterns with temporary traffic signals.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us or call 814-274-9181

Causer to Host Veterans Service Representatives

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

Dan Falls of the American Legion will be at the Coudersport office, 107 S. Main St., on Thursday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments should be made by calling the office at 814-274-9769.

Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Kane office, 55 Fraley St., on Monday, May 1, from 1-3 p.m., and at the Bradford office, 78 Main St., on Monday, May 8, from 1-3 p.m. No appointments are necessary.

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

For more information, visit www.RepCauser.com.

Lumber Heritage Region/PA Wilds Center 2017 Mini-Grant Announcement

The Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania Inc.(LHR) and the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) are pleased to announce the region's 2017 Mini-Grant Program.

The Lumber Heritage Region is one of Pennsylvania's 12 Heritage Areas covering 15 Counties.

LHR provides:

· Technical, educational, and financial assistance to communities, local governments, business institutions, and the general public.

· Coordinates programs which interpret the region's unique lumber history, celebrates its living heritage, and fosters a greater understanding of the contemporary lumber and forest products industry .

· Works to enhance the region's economy by providing forest management education; conserving and interpreting historic, natural, and recreational resources; and enhancing tourism in cooperation with local communities to make the region a better place to live, work, and visit.

The Lumber Heritage Region has funded and created some exciting projects throughout the Region. These projects are connecting communities, telling stories, creating opportunities, exploring economic development and much more. They represent more than $3 million dollars in public and private investments in the communities of the Region. Learn more at www.lumberheritage.org.

PA Wilds Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to integrate conservation and economic development in a way that strengthens and inspires communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds. PA Wilds Center, in coordination with its many partners, offers programs and services that help grow the nature and heritage tourism industry across the 12 ½ counties of the Pennsylvania Wilds region. This work is helping create jobs, diversify local economies, inspire stewardship and improve quality of life. Learn more at www.pawildscenter.org.

PA Wilds Center was established in 2013, the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship is a non-profit that operates four main programs: PA Wilds Small Business Assistance; PA Wilds Artisan Trail; PA Wilds Trademark Licensing Program; and PA Wilds Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs Program. The Center works closely with state partners and the PA Wilds Team and PA Wilds Marketing to grow nature and heritage tourism in the 12 1/2 counties of the PA Wilds Region.

LHR and PA Wilds Center in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), has funding available to support projects totaling $60,000 with a maximum award of $5,000 per application. The grant amount must be matched dollar for dollar with funds from other sources. Projects must be completed and funds must be expended by May 1, 2018.

The type of grants considered will be projects that implement recommendations of the LHR Management Action Plan, PA Wilds Planning Team Strategic Plan, and Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide and strategic priorities as outlined below. Highest priority will be given to projects focusing on the use of technology in promoting the heritage of the area, eligible project activities would include but not limited to:

· Educational pieces that promote the forest products industry and the heritage of the region.

· Media pieces that highlight the history, heritage, and/or recreational opportunities in the Region.

· Packaged itineraries and products associated with those itineraries.

· Elements from existing plans including but not limited to trails, watershed, greenway or heritage community plans.

· Projects that lead to more woods-related craftspeople joining The Wilds Cooperative of PA network (artisan wood workers, maple producers – learn more at www.pawildsartisans.com);

· Projects that create short high-quality videos (up to 2 minutes) about one or more lumber assets in the region that can be used on the regional visitor site pawilds.com and LHR’s website (as well as for the applicant’s uses); or short videos that help tell the story that the Wilds is a working forest and highlights the high performance sustainable forestry practices being done here.

· Projects that create high-quality digital stories (pictures and copy) about the region’s lumber assets (brick and mortar, events, history, artisan woodworkers in The Wilds Cooperative of PA) that can be used for pawilds.com, LHR’s website, both organization’s social media channels, as well as for the applicant’s uses.

· Projects that promote use of or principles in the PA Wilds Design Guide for Community Character Stewardship. http://www.pawildscenter.org/community-character-stewardship/

Eligible applicants for the program would include non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, Municipalities, Conservation Districts, Educational Institutions, Housing and Development Authorities. The project must be located within the boundaries of the Lumber Heritage Region/Pennsylvania Wilds Region.

Details and application packets are available on the LHR Website at www.lumberheritage.org or by calling the LHR at 814-486-0213.

Funding for the Lumber Heritage Region/ PA Wilds Center 2017 Mini-Grant Program is provided through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation And Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC).

The Pennsylvania Wilds region includes the counties of: Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Forest, Elk, Cameron, Clinton, Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield, Lycoming and northern Centre. Lumber Heritage Region includes all those counties plus Indiana and Cambria.

Route 46 Bridge Replacement to Start Monday in Norwich Township

Smethport, PA – On Monday, May 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin replacement work on a Route 46 bridge in Norwich Township.

The bridge is located on Route 46, approximately 2 miles north of the McKean and Cameron County line. The 17-foot bridge dates from 1931 and spans Pigeon Hollow Run. Average daily traffic along Route 46 in this area exceeds 1,000 vehicles. Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from McKean County’s structurally deficient list.

Initial work will concentrate of the installation of drainage. Short-term flagging operations will be in place for this work. After drainage work is complete, an alternating traffic pattern will be enforced by temporary traffic signals. This will allow crews to remove the existing single-span slab bridge and replace it with a reinforced concrete box culvert.

The new bridge is expected to be in place by the mid-November. The overall project will be complete by the beginning of October 2018.

Other project work includes paving, guide rail installation, pavement markings, and miscellaneous items.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Francis J. Palo, Inc., of Clarion, PA is the contractor on this $1.6 million project.

Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

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

For PennDOT regional information on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL


04/28/2017 08:07 AM EDT
Urban Remedy is voluntarily recalling Non-Dairy Spiced Golden Milk that was mislabeled as cold pressed apple juice. The products were sold in select Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, California and Nevada and contained tree nut (cashew) allergens that were not listed on the product labels. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
04/27/2017 04:45 PM EDT
LORDS ORGANICS is recalling Ginger Powder Product from AGF Organic Veda, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
04/27/2017 03:09 PM EDT
Phoenix Food, LLC (the company) of Canton, Texas announced it is voluntarily recalling select Dip Trio Mixes due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning packet. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Potter County Fair Vendor/Craft Day

The Potter County Fair will be holding a vendor/craft day on May 20 at the fairgrounds in Millport, PA. 
We are still accepting vendor applications. Please stop by the fairgrounds on May 20. For more information call Judi Turton at 814-848-7204 and leave a message.

White Supremicists Who Met In Potter County Jailed Thursday; More Arrests Coming!!

Harrisburg, Potter County, named among places where indicted members of Aryan Strikeforce met

By John Beauge | Special to PennLive
on April 27, 2017 at 8:20 PM, updated April 27, 2017 at 8:23 PM

WILLIAMSPORT - Five purported members of a white nationalist organization have been indicted on weapons, money laundering and drug charges.

The indictment returned Thursday by a U.S. Middle District grand jury accuses the alleged Aryan Strikeforce members of wanting to obtain firearms, ammunition and funds to carry out activities of the organization.

That goal, according to the indictment, is "to protect the honor of our women, children and the future of our race and nation" using violence as a necessary tool.

The defendants are alleged to have held meetings in Potter County, Philipsburg, N.J., and Staunton, Va., to plan Strikeforce activities.

They are accused of receiving and storing firearms in various locations including residences in Potter County, Phillipsburg, N.J., and Allentown.

Arraigned Thursday and detained pending trial were Joshua Michael Steever, 27, of Manville, N.J.; Henry Lambert Baird, 49, of Brown Mills, N.J.; Justin Daniel Lough, 26, of Waynesboro, Va.; Jacob Mark Robards, 40, of Bethlehem, and Connor Drew Dikes, 20, of Silver Spring, Md.

Their charges include interstate travel in aid of racketeering, conspiracy to distribute and attempted distribution of controlled substances, money laundering, transport, delivery and receipt of unregistered machine guns and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The indictment, which was only partially unsealed because not all defendants have been apprehended, also seeks the forfeiture of 50 Colt shoulder carbines.
Read the whole story here....

No One Hurt In Crash With Deer On Route 6

Police Investigating Criminal Mischief On Blass Hollow

No Injuries In Prentisvale Road Crash

Annual Riverside Methodist Church Rummage Sale Friday & Saturday In Roulette

James Young Can Help You Save On Insurance, Call Today For a Free Quote

Check Out The Kubota Zero Turn Mowers At Howard's, Inc. In Coudersport, PA


Public Pig Roast Set For April 29, 2017 At The Burtville Bridge In Roulette

See Cub Cadet All-Around Strength At Moon's Farm Yard Center In Ulysses & Wellsboro

The spot is in Genesee Township, Potter County, Pennsylvania and is marked with the sign pictured above. The location itself is unremarkable. It’s not a big mountain, just a hill on the Allegheny Plateau near the New York state line. It’s not even the highest point in Pennsylvania, but it feeds water to three major North American rivers: the Mississippi, the St. Lawrence and the Susquehanna.

Northern Potter School District Has An Anticipated Vacancy For a K-12 Music Teacher

Think About It

Missing The Point
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

Sometimes, when we’re going through those “Now what?” moments we actually miss the point. Take the case of the disciples. Jesus had been crucified, and then he rose from the dead. You’d think that they’d be excited and really pumped for what was to be next, but instead they were focused on the same old thing. They wanted to know if He was now going to free them from the Roman occupation and establish His Kingdom. Quite frankly they were missing the point. In fact what Jesus told them was that it wasn’t any of their concern. The only thing they were to do was WAIT for the power of the Holy Spirit to come, (Acts 1:1-8).

So why were the disciples missing the point? Was it because they had their eyes focused on earthly things and not heavenly things? Is it because they were only focused upon themselves and couldn’t understand that they were players in a larger eternal destiny? Too often, when we have those “Now what?” moments we only focus on ourselves. Sometimes we see ourselves as the victim. As a victim we see things as having been done to us. What would happen if we started to see things as happening for us instead of to us? What would happen if we could look past the earthly situation and see things in the scope of eternity? One of the things that will happen is that we will find that in the scope of eternity many of those situations will become very very small.

Remember the story of Joseph? He was the guy whose brothers threw him in a well and then sold him into slavery. Things didn’t get better for Joseph. In fact he eventually found himself falsely accused and thrown into prison. I’m sure that he had a lot of time to reflect on what was happening to him. But listen to what he says to his brothers many years later, “But don’t be upset, and don’t be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives.” (Genesis 45:5). Why could he do this? I believe that it was because he had his eyes on eternal consequences rather than earthly situations. Perhaps what you’re going through right now is more about an eternal consequence than rather just the earthly situation. Think about it.

Zito Media Seeking NOC Manager At Coudersport Facility

Chicken & Biscuits Dinner Saturday, April 29 At Ellisburg Church Fellowship Hall

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Benefit At Ulysses Community Center Saturday

April School of Dance Showcase Sunday At Elk County Christian High School At 3 PM

Come & See The Creek Side Barn Venue At Open House On Saturday, April 29, 2017


Thursday, April 27, 2017


Foster Poultry Farms Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Patty Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Foster Poultry Farms, a Farmerville, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically plastic.

Spring Fling Craft Show At Northern Potter Children's School Cafeteria Saturday 10 to 2

Lost Dog In Bradford Area; Have You Seen Rosie?


North Bingham Cemetery Association meeting May 3, 2017@ 7pm. Meeting will be at the township hall in North Bingham. All are welcome


Bret Butler Appointed to NCAA Division III Baseball Committee

By Scott Elliott
BRADFORD, Pa. - Pitt-Bradford athletic director Bret Butler has been appointed to the NCAA Division III Baseball Committee.

Each NCAA sport's championship is run by a committee of coaches and administrators from member schools who are experts in their sport. The national baseball committee is comprised of eight members from NCAA Division III, one from each region: New England, New York, Mid-Atlantic, South, Mideast, Central, Midwest, and West. Butler will serve a four-year term and travel to the Division III World Series each year as part of his duties.

Butler started the baseball program at Pitt-Bradford in 1998 and served as the head coach before stepping down last year to assume his full-time responsibilities as the university’s athletic director. In 18 seasons, Butler compiled 331 wins, captured three Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships and led the Panthers to two NCAA tournament appearances. He is the only coach in AMCC history to have players selected in the Major League Baseball draft.

The NCAA recently announced the World Series will be moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2019, after 19 straight seasons in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Agnes Porter Green, 87, of Meadville, PA., and formerly of Warren, PA.

Agnes Porter Green

Agnes Porter Green, 87, of Meadville, PA., and formerly of Warren, PA., died peacefully with family surrounding her, Thursday morning, April 27, 2017. 

She was born in Warren, PA., on May 22, 1929, daughter of George and Thelma K. Ellis Porter. Aggie was a 1947 graduate of Warren High School and Hamot Hospital Nursing School as a registered nurse. 

She was employed with Warren General Hospital for several years, working in the Emergency Room, retiring in 1994.

She enjoyed reading, crocheting, the library, theatre, walking, volunteering at the public library, but mostly spending time with her family.

She is survived by 4 daughters – Brenda Scott, Carrie Barnett and husband, Tom, Lisa Elliott and husband, Steve all of Meadville, PA., Kathy Sweet of Chandlers Valley, PA., 4 Granddaughters and 2 Grandsons, 6 Great Granddaughters, 4 Great Grandsons, several nieces and nephews?

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son – John S. Green, 2 Brothers – Ivan W. and George E. Porter, 2 Son-in-laws – Jon K Scott, Larry Sweet, 1 Great Granddaughter – Eleanor Jean Johnson.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2 to 4 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Selma H. Oertly, 93, formerly of Wilcox and Lantz Corners, PA

Selma H. Oertly

Selma H. Oertly, 93, formerly of Wilcox and Lantz Corners, PA died Thursday morning, April 27, 2017 at the Lutheran Home at Kane, where she resided.

Born March 25, 1924 in Sheffield, she was the daughter of John and Rosa Moore Huber. On June 21, 1941 in Wilcox, she married Edward Oertly, who died in 2004.

Selma was a cafeteria worker in the Johnsonburg School District for many years, and was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox.

Surviving are two daughters, Diana (William) Bullers of Johnsonburg and Joyce (Ken) Finn of Wilcox; two sons, Edward (Martha) Oertly of Mt. Jewett and Roger (Mary) Oertly of Lantz Corners; and eight grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her husband and parents, by grandchildren Matthew Oertly, Laura Oertly and Marcy Hodgdon; four sisters and three brothers.

A service will be held privately at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane with pastor David Pflieger, chaplain of the Lutheran Home at Kane, officiating. Interment will be in Parklawn Cemetery in Ridgway.

Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of the donor's choice.

It is time to start to meet the Wellsville Nitros players! The team will be arriving in a month!

This is Christian Camillo
Position: Pitcher
Height: 6-2
Class: Freshman
Hometown: Lyndhurst, NJ
Bloomfield College

This is Nicholas Hawrylciw
Height: 5'9"
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Amesbury, Mass.
High School: Amesbury
Position: P
Major: Sports Management
Becker College

Forest Management/Habitat Tour

On Sunday April 30th, 2017 the Susquehannock State Forest will be hosting its annual forest management/habitat tour. The Susquehannock State Forest is located almost entirely in Potter County and consists of approximately 265,000 acres. Representatives from the Susquehannock State Forest, Sinnemahoning State Park, Black Forest Conservation Association and Pennsylvania Game Commission Elk Biologist and local land Manager will be participating in this year’s tour.

Several different site visits are planned for this year’s tour. The site visits will include an area within the Sinnemahoning State Park where they have been working cooperatively with the PGC to improve wildlife habitat, an active state forest timbersale, gas storage field within the Susquehannock State Forest, the Hammersley Wild Area and the Sinnemahonoing State Park Wildlife Center.

The goal of the tour is to exchange information, build a better relationship with those that use the state forest, observe and discuss some of the challenges involved in both sustainable forest and wildlife management and examine some of the forest habitat improvements that are taking place. Participants will hopefully leave with a better understanding of the interaction between forest management and wildlife habitat and be able to incorporate some of these techniques on their own private lands.

The tour will begin at 9:00am at the Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Center. The Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Center is located at 4843 Park Road, in Austin. The tour will conclude at 2:00 pm. The tour is free of charge. Transportation and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions regarding the tour or would like to register for the tour, please call the district office at 814-274-3600 or email at fd15@pa.gov by Saturday April 29th.

Habitat Tour 2012

Habitat Tour 2010


BRADFORD, Pa. -- Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will present the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service to two faculty members, Dr. Shailendra Gajanan, professor of economics, and Tim Ziaukas, professor of public relations.

They will be honored during commencement exercises April 30.

“Professors Gajanan and Ziaukas have demonstrated all-around excellence throughout their careers at Pitt-Bradford,” Alexander said. “Their selection for this award is our way of thanking them for the significant contributions they make in the all-important instructional programs and in scholarship and service.”

Gajanan, who is the chair of the Division of Management and Education, has been teaching at Pitt-Bradford for 25 years.

He was nominated by Dr. Nancy McCabe, professor of writing.

“Dr. Gajanan is well known on campus as an excellent educator,” she wrote in her nomination. “His introductory courses are always full, his student evaluations are consistently excellent, and the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association honored him with its Teaching Excellence Award in 2011.”

Dr. Shailendra Gajanan
As a researcher, he has published 17 articles in refereed academic journals and two books on food security and nutrition policy. He has obtained many internal and external grants, including collaborating with fellow faculty to study the use of Marcellus Shale impact fees and the potential for growth in the Pennsylvania wine industry.

Administratively, Dr. Gajanan has served as the chair of the Division of Management and Education since 2013 and has been reappointed for a new four-year term.

He has been a faculty liaison and advisor for the Pitt in India Study Abroad program in 2007 and 2016 and has been instrumental in fostering an exchange relationship with Heilbronn University, where he has taught twice.

Ziaukas, professor of public relations and director of the program, was nominated by Dr. Richard E. McDowell, president emeritus.

Tim Ziaukas
Since coming to Pitt-Bradford in 1994, Ziaukas has had 15 journal and book articles published in many publications, including the Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Quarterly, Western Pennsylvania History, American Journalism: A Journal of Media History, and KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt.

One of his most talked about articles was “Oz in the Oilfields? Searching for L. Frank Baum in Bradford,” which appeared in Western Pennsylvania History in the summer of 2014. In it, he laid to rest the long-debated notion that the “Wizard of Oz” writer had lived and worked in Bradford.

He has taught 17 different courses, developing 11 new and revising six others. In addition to public relations courses, Ziaukas has taught journalism and communication courses as well as classes in popular culture. He has served as the faculty advisor for The Source, Pitt-Bradford’s award-winning student newspaper.

He also served as the marketing director of the Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center for two decades. Additionally, he spearheaded and has continued to raise money for the James Guelfi and Madeline Miles scholarship funds at Pitt-Bradford.