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Monday, August 31, 2015

Betty Jane McClain, 87, a resident of the Watson Memorial Home and formerly of Clarendon, PA

Betty McClain

Betty Jane McClain, 87, a resident of the Watson Memorial Home and formerly of Clarendon, PA, died at her residence Wednesday morning, August 26, 2015. 

She was born May 8, 1928 in Warren, PA and was the daughter of the late William K. and Pearl Bailey Hawthorne. 

Betty was a longtime Warren area resident. She was a member of the Stoneham United Methodist Church, former member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club Ladies Auxiliary and Sheffield Senior Center.

Betty is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by several Nieces and Nephews. 

In addition to her parents she was preceded death by two sons-Danny and James McClain, one brother-William Kingsley Hawthorne, Jr. , and two sisters Doris Elaine Hagberg and Patricia A. Wagner.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA, on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11 A.M. with Rev. Jan Reynolds, Pastor of the Stoneham United Methodist Church, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Stoneham United Methodist Church, Dutchman Run Road, Clarendon, PA 16313, or the American Heart Association. 

Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

PennDOT, Police Focus on Reduction of Drugged, Alcohol-Related Crashes through Labor Day

Harrisburg, PA – As part of a focus on reducing drug- and alcohol-related crashes, PennDOT, state police and municipal police will take part in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement initiative through Labor Day.

“Even though the number of people killed in drug- and alcohol-related crashes decreased last year, we and law enforcement will not reduce our efforts to make Pennsylvania roads safer,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Enforcement and education efforts occur year round, but will be especially focused through the upcoming holiday travel period.”

During last year's Labor Day weekend, there were 144 alcohol-related crashes and 16 fatalities as well as 44 drug-related crashes and three fatalities.

PennDOT statistics for 2013 show there were 3,267 drug-related crashes statewide, with 143 fatalities in those crashes. In 2014, there were 3,332 drug-related crashes statewide with 125 fatalities.

The same data also shows that alcohol-related crashes decreased from 11,023 in 2013 to 10,586 in 2014. Fatalities in those crashes decreased from 369 in 2013 to 360 in 2014.

Statewide police statistics show that there were 52,636 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests in 2014, a decrease from 54,121 in 2013. DUI-drug arrests continue to account for a larger percentage of these arrests, with 20,691 such arrests in 2014, an increase from 18,987 in 2013.

The legal blood-alcohol content in Pennsylvania is 0.08 for motorists over the age of 21. Driving under the influence penalties can include jail time, license suspension and fines of between $500 and $5,000.

Pennsylvania's DUI Task Forces, the Pennsylvania State Police and local law enforcement statewide will conduct checkpoints and roving patrols as part of the crackdown.

Funding comes from part of PennDOT's statewide distribution of $4.6 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Visit www.JustDrivePA.com for more information on impaired driving and PennDOT's other important traffic-safety initiatives.

To follow the department on Twitter visit, www.twitter.com/penndotnews or like the department on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation

Cattle on the loose

I have eight or nine head of cattle in my yard if somebody is missing them. Lower Portage Road Port Allegany. 814-203-5749

Byrndake Woman Swerved To Miss Deer In Roadway


HOT TOPICS: PIPELINE GROWTH… 3 SHALES in PRODUCTION

What’s going on? 

FINALLY pipeline is starting to catch up OGM development, so production looms on everyone’s mind who is involved in leasing in any way. 

So much to consider … where to start! If a pipeline is being proposed to cross your land, get to the county extension office and pick up a copy of “Negotiating a Pipeline Lease”. (Call first to make sure it’s in stock.) There’s much more to consider than $$$, but since some landowners have received such silly offers of $3 - $5 a foot you know the money is important. 

Companies can and must do better! Do land agents really think we have learned nothing since their first dealings for our OGMs a decade ago?

Many learned the hard way that the old saying “the ‘devil’ is in the details” is absolutely true. But don’t think that applies simply to OGM leasing. There are many details that need to be ironed out before a Pipeline ROW agreement is signed. 

After reading the booklet put out by Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) focus on its details and how they apply to your land. Industry leases need to have addendums. They must be tailored to each stretch of land because no two parcels are alike. Focusing on what’s in the lease and what’s missing will save heartache later. 

“Smart cookies” don’t want a cookie-cutter lease.

Now that our region has 3 producing shales underfoot, subsurface acreage has become even more valuable. Unconventional well numbers may be slow to rise but the reasons are well-known, i.e. a yo-yo market, politics often unfavorable to development, international politics aimed at putting USA’s oil & nat gas out of business, lagging infrastructure, and the economics of the process in general. 

However production pay-outs are now happening from Burket Shale, Marcellus Shale, and Utica Shale in our region and beyond. Not happy with the lease you have? Now it’s evident why landowner groups still exist in every state where there is shale development. All layers are not equal in production capabilities but all are valuable.

Whose lease specifies development in one layer, or is it all the way to China? If a gas well goes dry does it automatically convert to gas storage at a company’s whim without having a storage lease in place?

There will always be much to learn. If one doesn’t keep up with the changes then his/her knowledge is only an illusion. By helping each other we help ourselves and our entire region.

Can’t get to the Extension Office? 

Email me and I’ll send you the booklet on pipeline ROW leasing.

Janice L. Hancharick Email: jlhanch@nc.rr.com
Founder/Coordinator 4-County Landowners Group … expanded into western Tioga, and Cameron County

Truckloads Of Kubotas In Stock With Zero Percent Financing At Howard's Inc. In Coudersport, PA

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Patrons Requested To Pay Library Fines By December 31st

The S.W. Smith Memorial Library respectfully requests that our patrons pay down their library fines to $10 or less by December 31, 2015. 

Fines may be paid in person through cash or check and may also be paid in installments. 

Patrons who have library fines in excess of $10 will not be permitted to borrow library materials effective January 2, 2016. 

Please contact the S.W. Smith Memorial Library for assistance: (814) 642-9210.

Paul E. Wilcox, 82, of Lawrenceville, PA

Paul E. Wilcox, 82, of Lawrenceville, PA, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015, at The Green Home in Wellsboro. 

He was the husband of Roberta (Holliday) Wilcox, who preceded him in death April 3, 2015. Paul was born February 4, 1933, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Richard and Gladys (Makin) Wilcox.

Paul attended Church of the New Covenant, Mansfield. 

In his lifetime he worked at Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY.

Paul is survived by his son, Richard Wilcox; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Carol Wilcox, all of Lawrenceville, PA; brother, and sister-in-law, Clifton and Alida Wilcox, Frostproof, FL; sister, Hattie Wilson, Wellsboro; 2 step-grandchildren and a step great-grandchild; step-sister, Millice Moore, Painted Post, NY; daughter-in-law, Laura Wilcox, Lawrenceville, PA.

In addition to his wife, Paul was preceded in death by a son, David Wilcox in 2006; his sister, Lottie Wilcox, brother, Howard Wilcox and grandson, Joshua Wilcox.

Friends and family are invited to Paul’s Life Celebration on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 10-11 AM, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mark Schifidi officiating. Burial will take place at the Tioga County Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made in Paul’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

PennDOT Schedules Public Meetings for Review of UpdateTo Statewide Rail Plan

Harrisburg, PA – PennDOT today announced that it has scheduled three open houses for the public and stakeholders to review the draft for the update of the Pennsylvania State Rail plan.

The plan allows the commonwealth to identify a clear vision for the future of rail transportation, to set objectives for achieving that vision, and to document and evaluate passenger and freight rail needs over the course of the next twenty five years to guide investments.

“Pennsylvania is a railroad state with a long history being in the forefront of this mode of transportation,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Our dynamic and ever evolving long-range rail plan is intended to maintain that legacy and help direct our investments to keep both freight and passenger rail as vibrant components of our transportation network. We look to our residents and stakeholders to use these open houses to help us shape the plan.”

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) works with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on the update.

Scheduled meetings are:

Sept. 15, Pittsburgh Amtrak Station, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Sept. 16, Centre region Council of Governments, 2643 Gateway Drive, State College, PA 16801

Sept. 17, Amtrak 30th Street Station, 2955 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

All sessions run from 6 to 8 p.m.

The updated plan is to be submitted to FRA in November.

The draft 2015 Pennsylvania State Rail Plan can also be reviewed and comments provided at http://www.planthekeystone.com/staterailplan.html. Comments will be accepted at the Open House Public Meetings and online from September 31, 2015 to October 2, 2015.

“The vision for Pennsylvania’s rail system is to provide safe, convenient, reliable, cost-effective connections for people and goods,” Richards said. “As a viable alternative to other transportation modes, the rail system will support economic competitiveness, smart growth, and environmental sustainability, thereby strengthening Pennsylvania’s communities.”

Cooking for Crowds

Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups.

This class is being held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at PCEC’s Coudersport office. The cost is $40.00 per organization (1 – 5 people) and $5.00 for each additional person. For more information or to register, call 814-274-4877 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Lyman Lake Open for September Resident Canada Goose Hunting

Lyman Lake in Lyman Run State Park will be open for the September statewide season for resident Canada geese September 1st and continue through September 25th. The September season retains a daily bag limit of eight Canada geese, with a possession limit of 24. Shooting hours during the September goose season are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, except when the season overlaps with youth waterfowl hunting days. On those days, shooting hours end at sunset. For detailed waterfowl hunting rules and regulations hunters should consult the Pennsylvania Guide to Migratory Game Bird Seasons and Bag Limits 2015-16, The Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest.

For more information hunters should contact Lyman Run Park Office at 814-435-5010.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Labor Day

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, September 5, through Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day holiday.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2015 is available on the website under “News, Stats and Facts.”

Fire Rescue / EMS Dispatched To 3 Car Accident On East Main in Bradford

At 12:22 PM on Monday, Bradford Ambulance & Derrick City Fire Rescue have been dispatched to a 3 car accident near Northwest Savings Bank on East Main Street. Caller reports 4 patients, one still in vehicle.

Galeton Weather Report August 2015

What can I say about August 2015 except it was yet another beautiful summer month. I know it is a rather boring thing to say, however, it was a beautiful, quiet month here in Galeton.

We had many sunny, warm, nice days with cool low humidity evenings. Very good sleeping weather. Towards the end of the month we did have some morning readings in the 40's. It was much dryer than normal. Some of the less healthy maples are losing their leaves and you can see some color beginning to show up on the hills. Pine Creek is low, however that happens this time of year.

We received 2.13" of rainfall for the month. Last year 4.52" was recorded. We had 20 foggy mornings and 4 thunderstorms.

The average temperature for August is 77 degrees and the average low is 57 degrees. The records are 90 degrees in 2007 and 39 degrees for the low in 2008.

Henry W. Lush
NWS observer

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-08-25 00:00:00 to ATLAS RESOURCES LLC for site STUBLER PAD A 3H in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-08-25 00:00:00 to ATLAS RESOURCES LLC for site STUBLER PAD A 1H in Gamble Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in McHenry Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-08-26 00:00:00 to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC for site SGL 75 PAD B 058 in McHenry Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Kane Woman Charged With Hitting Lewis Run Man Over Head With Dog Dish


State Police Issue Correction On Turtlepoint Sexual Abuse Arrest


Recalls

08/28/2015 08:01 PM EDT
TASTY DELICIOUS BAKERY INC.of Brooklyn, New York is recalling Sugar Bun in 8 oz individually wrapped packages because it may contain eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Ocho Rios Recalls Corned Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection
Ocho Rios, a Miami, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 7,228 pounds of canned corned beef produced in Brazil that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.

 Recall Notification Report 118-2015 (Beef Patties)
Holten Meat Inc., a Sauget, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 501,509 pounds of Extra Value Meats Quarter Pound Beef Patties products due to misbranding.

Lafayette Responded to Vehicle Crash

Earlier Monday morning, Lafayette Fire Rescue & Bradford Ambulance were dispatched to the area of the golf course for a vehicle accident. Vehicle reported on it's side.

Bradford Responds To 2 Vehicle Crash On E. Main Street

At 8:49 AM on Monday, Bradford City Fire Dept. & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident at East Main Street & High Street. Ambulance returning to station.

Kane Dispatched To Kane Lutheran Home For Fire Alarm Activation

At 12:55 AM on Monday, Kane Fire Dept. was dispatched to the Kane Lutheran Home at 100 High Point Drive. 
Chief 5 reports heavy smoke showing from the kitchen.
MT. JEWETT, WILCOX & ELK RESCUE 611 TO SCENE. 
AMBULANCE FROM MT. JEWETT & KANE TO ASSIST AT WORKING STRUCTURE FIRE WITH POSSIBLE EVACUATIONS.
Sheffield Engine & crew to Kane Station. 
1:52 AM--Chief 5 reports fire out. Many residents still evacuated. 

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40th Annual Germania Old Home Day Sunday, September 6, 2015

Seeking a part-time caregiver, male or female

Seeking a part-time caregiver, male or female

Person should be able to assist me in performing daily tasks, some cooking as needed, housekeeping, must have car to run errands as needed, assist with leisure activities, and perform other duties around the house as needed.

Must have reliable means of transportation and a valid drivers license. Some lifting involved.  Hours will primarily be on Saturdays and Sundays, but may include a weekday from time to time. This position will range from 20-30 per week. 

The position is located between Coudersport and Austin.

Must be comfortable with working in a family setting around children and pets. Experienced Required. Starting at $10/hour. Background checks required. 

Please email your references and resume to tanc16915@yahoo.com or if you have questions call 814-260-4692 and leave a message & I'll call you back.

Dietary Aide / Housekeeper Needed At Lakeview Senior Care In Smethport

Apply Online--Open Interviews Monday / Start Work As Early As Tuesday At Empereon In Coudersport

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34th Annual Penn-York Camp Auction, Farmer's Market & Flea Market Saturday, September 5th

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Care Unlimited Seeking RN's, LPN's, CNA's & HHA's For Smethport / Coudersport Area

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Helpmates, Inc. is Now Hiring Personal Care Aides & CNA's In Galeton, Shinglehouse & Coudersport Areas

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Monday Morning Insights

Monday Morning Insights

Monday Morning Insights

Part-time and Perdiem Opportunities Available At Sweden Valley Manor

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Turtlepoint Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing A 34 Year Old Female


State Police Investigating A Burglary In Galeton Boro


Known 26 Year Old Austin Female Suspected Of DUI


Hebron Center Christian School Taking Donations Of Clothing, Boots, Jewelry Etc.


Fire Rescue / EMS Dispatched For Motorcycle Accident On Rt. 49

At 10:39 PM on Sunday, Osceola & Knoxville  Fire Departments, Valley Ambulance and Guthrie Air have been dispatched to Route 49 in Deerfield Township for a motorcycle accident.

Cub Scout Scout Sign Up Night In Coudersport

Cub Pack 536 of Coudersport will be holding a sign-up night, Wednesday, September 2nd from 6:30pm-8pm in the LGI room at the Coudersport Elementary School. 

Boys in grades K-5 who are interested in joining our scouting family are encouraged to attend. Parent must be present as well. If you were a scout last year, you are already registered and do not need to attend.

Scouting today is one of the most beneficial ways of keeping boys involved in positive activities that instill strong values and build character. Cub Scouting is a year round family program designed for boys and includes a variety of fun and exciting activities.

If you are unable to attend sign-up night, you may contact Cub Master Mike Delp at 274-8972.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To West Honeoye Street

At 9:55 PM on Sunday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to West Honeoye Street for a male to go to Cole Memorial.

First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Galeton, 8-30-15

First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Galeton, 8-30-15

by Martha Pennell,
mpennell@northernpottersd.org

August birthdays and anniversaries were recognized during worship. 

Congratulations to Frank and Inez Lush, who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary August 20th. Inez is organist of both our congregations. 

August 31st is the deadline for Grapevine submissions to Robin Leach. 

Deacons meet after worship September 6th; 

Germania Luncheon club meets Wednesday, September 9th, at noon at Saint Paul’s Lutheran church. 
  
Pastor Tom said we need a strong healthy heart, and a strong healthy spiritual heart is equally essential. The heart is the operation center of our lives. 

In his sermon, “Healthy Hearts,” he told us that Jesus is the spiritual heart doctor and we should keep our hearts close to him. In doing so, Jesus can be the spiritual imprint of our hearts. Without Jesus we can get a lot of junk food into our healthy heart diet. 

 In Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, and 21-23, the Pharisees and teachers saw Jesus’ disciples eating with their hands that were ritually unclean, and questioned Jesus why they did. 

Jesus called them hypocrites because they obeyed human teachings rather than God’s commandments. Rituals and traditions are no substitute for righteous living. 

Jesus explained to the crowd that evil thoughts leading to immoral behavior come from inside.

 Pastor Tom explained that righteous living is from having Jesus in our hearts; a mega dose of Jesus is the answer. Jesus is the source of all quality, good, beauty, and truth. 

Hearts far from Jesus are a problem. Talk and walk with the Lord, more Jesus is wonder working power!

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Lyons Street

At 8:27 PM on Sunday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to Lyons Street for a medical emergency.

Richburg Fire Company Dispatched To Fire On Burdick Road

At 8:24 PM on Sunday, Richburg Fire Company has been dispatched to an unknown type fire on Burdick Road.

North Country Voices begin Choral Rehearsals

North Country Voices, the Coudersport community chorus, will begin music rehearsals to prepare for their annual Christmas Choral Concert. Practices will be held on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 601 North Main Street, in Coudersport beginning Thursday, September 10 and will continue each week to prepare for the concert. 

The group sings four part harmony, including soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices. New members are cordially invited to join. You need not be able to read music as assistance will be provided to help in learning the music.

We are looking forward to greeting all returning members and welcoming new members. If you have any questions you may call 814-260-9034

TIOGA COUNTY MAN DIES IN CRASH


TIOGA COUNTY MAN DIES IN CRASH
Article by Lonny Frost

Early Sunday morning, August 30, 2015, Roderick Ayers, 71 year-old from Lawrenceville, passed away in a motor vehicle accident that happened in Painted Post, according to New York State Police.

Rescue and New York State Police were dispatched to the accident scene just before 12:30AM.

NY State Police reported that Ayers was driving eastbound along the interstate and exited at Exit 44. He then traveled along the Off Ramp in the right lane and continued through the intersection with Route 417 and struck the concrete retaining wall.

Rescue crews had to extricate Ayers from his vehicle, at which time emergency workers attempted to perform life saving measures. Ayers was transported to the Corning Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two Killed In Wyalusing Township Crash Saturday Night

DEADLY CRASH CAUSED BY DUI AND SPEED
Article by Lonny Frost

FIRST News Now
On August 29, 2015, shortly after 9PM emergency crews were dispatched to an motor vehicle accident involving 2 vehicle and multiple injuries in Wyalusing Township.

According to Pennsylvania State Police the accident occurred along State Route 706, approximate a half mile East of the State Route 409 intersection.

Emergency crews arrived on scene and treated three injured individuals. 2 were from a white Chevrolet Silverado and 1 individual in a second vehicle.

State Police reported that 2 other individuals that were in the Silverado pickup truck passed away.

The two individuals killed were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. They were identified as Colin Flynn and Brendan Hall, both were 18 years old.

Police reported that 19 year-old driver, Troy Stone of Wyalusing was driving a white Chevrolet Silverado and was trying to pass the vehicle in front of him. Stone swung around the vehicle and struck an oncoming vehicle, being driven by 33 year-old Stacy Short of Wyalusing.

Stone's vehicle then left the roadway and went over an embankment struck several trees and finally came to a rest.

Stone and his passenger, 20 year-old, Kara Johnson, along with Short were all transported to the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.

Although State Police are still investigating the accident, it was noted by them that speed and underage drinking played a roll in this deadly crash.

Prayers to those injured and to the families of those who passed away in the accident.

Centerville Dispatched To Structure Fire

At 4:17 PM on Sunday, Centerville Fire Department has been dispatched to a structure fire at 10952 Rt. 98 in Freedom, NY.

IRS Scam Working Well For Scammers / You Need To Read This!!

IRS scam takes victims for $20 million

It’s rare for me not to hear from at least one person a week complaining, or confused, about phone calls from the IRS threatening to sue or arrest them for a supposed tax debt. It’s become one of the longest-running and, unfortunately, most successful scams I’ve encountered.

Federal authorities said this month that victims now have coughed up more than $20 million to variations of this swindle in about the past two years.

The IRS issued another recent warning seeking to expose new variations of the fraud and to remind taxpayers to disregard the calls, as well as any suspicious emails or letters.

“The most common theme with these tricks seems to be fear. Scammers try to scare people into reacting immediately without taking a moment to think through what is actually happening,” the agency said.

“These scam artists often angrily threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation or other similarly unpleasant things,” the IRS said. “They may also leave ‘urgent’ callback requests, sometimes through ‘robocalls,’ via phone or email. The emails will often contain a fake IRS document with a telephone number or email address for your reply.”

I’ve written about this scam several times, but not everyone has gotten the message. The IRS does not call people about their tax debts and demand payment over the phone. Hang up and don’t provide the caller with any information. It doesn’t email people, either.

It’s not as easy to spot a scam if you’re targeted with a letter because that’s how the IRS typically communicates with taxpayers. If you get a letter, take a close look. Look for spelling errors or sloppy grammar. If the letter asks you to make an immediate payment over the phone or with a prepaid debit card, it’s a scam.

Many IRS letters are legitimate, though, and it’s important that you respond to those. If you have any doubts about the correspondence, it’s best to call the IRS at 800-829-1040. Don’t call the number on the letter because if the letter is a scam, you’ll end up talking to the scammer.

Here’s more from the latest IRS warning:

“Scammers posing as IRS agents first targeted those they viewed as most vulnerable, such as older Americans, newly arrived immigrants and those whose first language is not English. These criminals have expanded their net and are now targeting virtually anyone.

In a new variation, scammers alter what appears on your telephone caller ID to make it seem like they are with the IRS or another agency such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. They use fake names, titles and badge numbers. They use online resources to get your name.”

—Paul Muschick

themorningcall.com/watchdog

Local Mom Shares Letter From Railroad Alaska TV Producer

Hello everyone,

We received a thank you letter from Windfall Films, sent to Roger on April 27th, 2015. It is thanking him for being part of the Railroad Alaska television show.

As you may remember I wrote an article earlier this spring about Roger. Mr. James Jones was kind enough to put it on Solomons's Words so I could share it with the public.

Just a reminder, the show will air on the Travel channel, the Discovery channel, and the National Geographic channel at the end of November. Still do not have a specific date.

From his proud parents,

Rosie/Roger Bickleman

Coudersport Woman's Son Is Teacher Who Designed Plant Chamber Project For Space Capsule

Thought you might like this--Matt Brown is a PA native (not to mention my son) and lived a couple of years here. He is the teacher who has designed this STEM program with Warren Tech and Jeffco School district in Colorado. 

 Judy Brown, Coudersport, PA



Published on Apr 22, 2015

Lakewood High students and others travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to watch the launch of their plant chamber experiment aboard a SpaceX rocket to the ISS. Jeffco Public Schools Multimedia Journalist Jack Maher has part one of our two-part mini-documentary.




Published on Apr 23, 2015

Lakewood High students and others travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to watch the launch of their plant chamber experiment aboard a SpaceX rocket to the ISS. Jeffco Public Schools Multimedia Journalist Jack Maher has the conclusion to our two-part mini-documentary.

2001 PAHS Grad Wins Title

by Dustin Barnard

For 12 years, Josh McNeil of Port Allegany has worked hard to taste the sweet victory of a fantasy football championship in the McNeil Fantasy Football League (MFFL). That hard work paid off in 2014 as he strategically navigated his way to his first ever MFFL crown and will get to wear the Brown Winners Jacket seen above at social gatherings and public appearances until next year’s draft.

“I’m going to start calling Josh ‘The Surgeon’ because he handled his fantasy team with extreme precision and accuracy, much like the skills that a surgeon needs to be successful while operating,” said Dustin Barnard, 2011 MFFL champ and long-time friend of McNeil. “It’s not every day you come across a fantasy football talent like Josh.”

McNeil put his general manager hat on during Week 4 of the season and made a trade with fellow 2001 PAHS grad and Port Allegany native Kyle Bachman that will go down in MFFL history. McNeil traded away RB LeSean McCoy, WR Marqise Lee and QB Colin Kaepernick and received QB Philip Rivers, WR Brandon Marshall and RB DeMarco Murray from Bachman. The key piece to the trade was RB DeMarco Murray. Murray led the NFL in rushing yards and also led all fantasy football scorers in 2014. 

Throughout the season, McNeil made important waiver wire pickups and stayed patient with his strategy, but had doubts about the decisions he made on draft day. “The draft was rough,” McNeil said. “I paid way too much for certain players and that immediately dropped my confidence to an all-time low, so I knew I had to make a splash with a trade like the one Bach and I made.”

Bachman, who was looking to shake up his team with the historic trade, is happy for Josh, but wants to make a mark of his own in the MFFL. “With Josh’s victory, that marks the fourth year in a row that the Gators class of 2001 has won the MFFL title,” Bachman said. “I want to make it 5 in a row, baby!”

Tommy Nasto, pictured above, won the Brown Winners Jacket in 2012 and 2013 and was heartbroken that his squad couldn’t three-peat, but very happy that McNeil pulled out the championship victory. “It was a tough year for my squad coming off back-to-back championships,” Nasto said. “The body needs time to recover and with two long post-seasons in a row, we just didn’t get the rest we needed. If I wanted anyone else to win this championship though, it would be Joshua Lane McNeil. I’m honored to be draping the jacket over his broad shoulders.”

The MFFL got together August 8 in Latrobe, PA for their annual fantasy football draft. The slate is wiped clean, only time will tell if the PAHS Class of 2001 can keep their championship streak alive.

Robert D. Galey, 94, formerly of Derrick Road, Bradford, PA

Robert D. Galey
Robert D. Galey, 94, formerly of Derrick Road, Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at The Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Born May 11, 1921 in Bradford, he was a son of the late Claire and Viola (Walters) Galey.

In 1941, he married Jean (Kerr) Galey, who preceded him in death in 1970 after 29 years of marriage. In 1971, he married Audrey M. (McBride) Galey who preceded him in death in 2000 after 29 years of marriage. In 2002, he married Mary T. (Healey) Galey, who survives.
WWII Veteran

He was a 1938 graduate of Bradford High School. Bob served in the US Army Air Corps in the South Pacific from 1942 until he was honorably discharged in 1945. After his military service, he returned to Bradford and worked at Bradford National Bank for a brief time.

Mr. Galey went to work at Zippo Manufacturing in 1945, starting in the mailroom. He worked in many capacities throughout his career with Zippo and was appointed President and CEO in 1978, the position from which he retired in 1986. After his retirement from Zippo, he continued to serve on the Board of Directors.

Bob was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Masonic Lodge 334 F& AM, The Coudersport Consistory, The McKean County Shrine Club, The Royal Order of Jesters and the Naples and Marco Island Shrine Club.

He was a member of the Bradford Club, a member and past president of the Pennhills Club. He was a member of the Bradford Moose Club, The American Legion, Post #108, and The Italian Club. He wintered in Naples, FL for over 25 years and was a member of the Quail Village Golf Club in Naples.

Mr. Galey served on the Advisory Board for Penn Bank, he was President and Campaign Chairman of The United Way, and a member of the Board of Directors for The Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce. He was a member and Chairman of the Bradford Flood Control Authority for over 30 years. He also served on the Advisory Board for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where he received the Presidential Medal of Distinction and was awarded an Emeritus Degree.

He also helped form the WLLD Little League Baseball League.

In addition to his wife of 13 years, he is survived by two sons, David K. (Dr. Stephanie) Galey, of Saegertown, William K. (Diane) Galey, of Bradford; three grandsons, Steven (Jennifer) Galey, Robert Galey and Brian Galey and two great grandchildren, Skye and August Galey. Audrey's daughter, Susan (Tom) Ruby, of Dunwoody, GA and Mary's five children, Joseph Marasco, Stephen Marasco, Robert Marasco, John Marasco and Kathleen Obermeyer and three nieces.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Galey and one nephew.

Family will be receiving friends from Noon to 2:00pm Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., Bradford where funeral and committal services will be held at 2:00pm, with Rev. Catherine Randall, co-pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to The Robert D. Galey, Merit Scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.

William E. Ens II, 29, of 115 Williams Street Bradford, PA

William E. Ens II
William E. Ens II, 29, a loving father, son, and brother, of 115 Williams Street Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015.

Born May 8, 1986 in Ft. Myers Fl. he was a son of Catherine Rotino of Wellsboro.

He attended schools in Coudersport and Wellsboro and graduated from George Junior Republic in Grove City.

Bill enjoyed going camping, and taking his son to the woods and teaching survival skills.

Mr. Ens was employed at Oak Hill Cemetery as a groundskeeper.

Surviving is his mother, one son Josiah E. Ens, the mother of his child Ashley Johnson both of Wellsboro, three sisters Melissa (David) Morey of Roulette, Jennifer (Dan Claycomb) Chayan of Mt. Union, and Christie (Andrew) Middlebrough of Bradford, his maternal grandparents Joe and Betty Rotino of Cape Coral FL, one uncle John (Nancy) Rotino, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday September 1, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., at 7:00pm funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Raymond Gramata, Pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Catherine Rotino 1339 Dutch Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Cameron County Storm won both home opener games

Keith Baughman photo


Cameron County Storm won both their home opener games against the Port Allegany Gators. Both games were exciting to watch.
Pony 13-6
Peewee 18-12

Lawrenceville, Tioga Dispatched For Fork Truck Fire With Injuries

At 12:47 AM on Sunday, Lawrenceville & Tioga Fire & Ambulance dispatched to H-Mack for a fork truck fire with injuries.

40th Annual Germania Old Home Day Sunday, September 6, 2015

Seeking a part-time caregiver, male or female

Seeking a part-time caregiver, male or female

Person should be able to assist me in performing daily tasks, some cooking as needed, housekeeping, must have car to run errands as needed, assist with leisure activities, and perform other duties around the house as needed.

Must have reliable means of transportation and a valid drivers license. Some lifting involved.  Hours will primarily be on Saturdays and Sundays, but may include a weekday from time to time. This position will range from 20-30 per week. 

The position is located between Coudersport and Austin.

Must be comfortable with working in a family setting around children and pets. Experienced Required. Starting at $10/hour. Background checks required. 

Please email your references and resume to tanc16915@yahoo.com or if you have questions call 814-260-4692 and leave a message & I'll call you back.

34th Annual Penn-York Camp Auction, Farmer's Market & Flea Market Saturday, September 5th

www.pennyork.com

Dietary Aide / Housekeeper Needed At Lakeview Senior Care In Smethport

Apply Online--Open Interviews Monday / Start Work As Early As Tuesday At Empereon In Coudersport

www.empereonmarketing.com

Care Unlimited Seeking RN's, LPN's, CNA's & HHA's For Smethport / Coudersport Area

Previous Phone Number was wrong, Please call again, this is the right number.

PSA Has Openings In Bradford, Emporium, Port Allegany, St. Marys and Wellsboro

www.psahealthcare.com

Online Auction: Genesee Wood Working Shop Bidding Ends 9-9-2015

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PSA Has Openings In Bradford, Emporium, Port Allegany, St. Marys and Wellsboro

www.psahealthcare.com

Shinglehouse Community Health Center Hours Starting August 31, 2015

Part-time and Perdiem Opportunities Available At Sweden Valley Manor

www.swedenvalleymanor.com/

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Prison suicides leave families grieving, seeking answers

By Kristina Scala, 
Delaware County Daily Times

Posted: 07/19/15,


CONCORD >> Two recent suicides at Delaware County’s Prison have the families of inmates pleading for information about their loved ones deaths and threatening legal action against the county.

On May 26, a 35-year-old woman with a history of mental illness was found dead in her cell at the Delaware County prison, hanging by her bra from a vent on the wall.

Janene Wallace had been in the Concord facility for nearly three months on charges she had violated her probation linked to a 2013 arrest for terroristic threats and related offenses.

On July 5, Richard Dandrea, a 46-year-old employee at the Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook, hung himself with a rope from a laundry bag. Dandrea also had a history of psychological issues.

Dandrea, formerly of Aston and previously of Galeton, Pa., in Potter County, was jailed for failing to pay child support in June. He was sentenced to serve six months at the facility.

The Daily Times reported a suicide in 2007, making the most recent the seventh at the facility in 10 years.  Read more...

Lawrenceville Dispatched To 4 Vehicle Crash In LIndley

At 9:25 PM on Saturday, Lawrenceville was dispatched to Route 99 Northbound in Lindley for a 4 vehicle crash. Unknown injuries. Roadway is reported blocked.

Coudersport Dispatched For A Gas Leak Behind Original Italian Pizza

At 9:00 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to 18 East Second Street at Original Italian Pizza for a gas leak in the alley behind the restaurant.
9:12 PM--RECALLED BY CHIEF 48

Austin Dispatched To Motorcycle Crash With Injury

At 7:33 PM on Saturday, Austin Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched with Medic 6 to a motorcycle accident on Route 872, 5 miles south of Coudersport near the Fish Hatchery. Caller reports one motorcycle, one injury.

Known Actor Charged With DUI In Coudersport Boro


Shinglehouse Man Charged With Simple Assault On 29 Year Old Female


Unknown Actors Stole Items From Camps On Turton Lane In Ulysses Township


Lots of People Enjoying the Dam Show At Austin

Photos by Laura Landry Sypien