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St. Gabriel's Oktoberfest

St. Gabriel's Oktoberfest

Port Allegany Scouts

Stoltz Of Coudersport

Howards Inc.

Vintage Bi-Plane Rides

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Chatham Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-09-18 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site DAVIS 6001 1X in Chatham Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jordan Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-09-18 00:00:00 to CAMPBELL OIL & GAS INC for site IRVONA 1H-S in Jordan Twp township, Clearfield county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Permit Violations Issued to Arg Resources Inc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-09-18 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. 102.4 - Failure to minimize accelerated erosion, implement E&S plan, maintain E&S controls. Failure to stabilize site until total site restoration under OGA Sec 206(c)(d)
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk County

Administrative violation issued on 2014-09-18 to Arg Resources Inc in Highland Twp, Elk county. 102.22 - Failure to achieve permanent stabilization of earth disturbance activity.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Only 4 More Days Until Oktoberfest At St. Gabriel's In Port Allegany


Roulette Food Pantry Today

9-23 Roulette Food Pantry

Bradford Firefighters Respond To Possible Structure Fire Tuesday Morning

Bradford Firefighters Respond To Possible Structure Fire
Firefighters of Platoon#2 responded with Engine 1 and Squad 1 to a reported possible structure fire this morning in the city. 

Firefighters arrived on scene to find a faulty gas furnace. Light smoke was coming from the furnace at which time firefighters flushed smoldering dust from under the furnace with a pressurized water can. Firefighters checked the rest of the house for possible fire, nothing was found and the residents were advised to call a furnace technician. 

Firefighters would like to remind everyone to have there sources of home heat inspected as the winter months are fast approaching.


09/22/2014 05:15 PM EDT
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared eggs in “Coconut Bun”, packaged and distributed by Golden King Bakery located at 90 Bowery, New York, NY 10013. No illnesses have been reported to date to the Department in connection with this product. 
09/22/2014 07:04 PM EDT
Glaser Organic Farms has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

Propane Tanker Crash Has I-80- Shut Down


Open House Saturday From 1 to 4 PM--7.6 Acre Farmette, 2 Bed, 1 Bath Home in God's Country, Potter County


Click on photo above to see more pictures on Zillow.
Contact Janice at 814-544-7557 or 

This attractive 1000+ sq ft 2 bedroom 1 bath home is situated on 7.6 beautiful level acres and has a lot to offer with a 10x20 walk on covered porch complete with porch swing, and a large 8x30 covered front porch. The large mud room has washer/dryer, utility sink and tons of storage. The eat in kitchen measures 14x17 and has abundant storage with oak cabinetry and pantry room, new 5 burner gas range with convection oven, newer refrigerator and dishwasher, the large front room 15x22 has crown molding and a 15 flagstone fireplace with an 1870s barn beam for a mantle and a newer gas insert/furnace at one end of the room. Both bedrooms have been completely renovated with, insulation, new electric, new drywall, new carpeting, new ceiling, crown molding and hunter ceiling fans. 

The house has a newer roof of 7yrs and has been renovated and insulated, new vinyl siding, doors and double hung windows with tilt in upper and lower sash for easy cleaning. The exterior is virtually maintenance free. There is new 100 amp electric service, water well and town sewage. High speed internet & cable television is available. The views and sunsets from the kitchen windows are spectacular.

The home is accessed with a horseshoe drive and has a 2 story 22x 54 barn with attached car port on one side and equipment port on the other. There is new metal roofing on three sides of the gambrel roof. One side of the barn has a cement floor where I house my farm tractor, but was previously used for cattle. The main floor has a car bay and work shop area. The upstairs is wide open and has only been used for storage. It would make a beautiful apartment. There is also a garden shed that is used for lawn equipment that could easily be moved and used for livestock.
Well maintained and landscaped with stone walks and flowers beds with rock gardens, raised bed vegetable gardens with an established asparagus garden, rhubarb and composting bin, with more than enough room for whatever else you want to plant. The property is in perfect position for solar and wind power.

There are wild blueberry bushes, black current bush, pear and apple and black walnut trees. Half the property is open level acreage with road access, perfect pasture for cattle, horses, llamas/alpacas goats or sheep. It could also be used for crops, trees, construction supplies, or it could be subdivided, anything your heart desires. The other half is forested acreage. Wildlife is out the back door, deer and turkey abound, it is within walking distance to hunt or you can walk to the Allegany River and throw your line in. We are only a few miles from the head waters of this great river. 

Pennsylvania's only elk herd is a short drive through some of the country's most beautiful scenery anywhere. There are state and national parks with camping, boating, hiking, ATV and snowmobile trails, white water rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. There are designated streams for fly fishing and plenty of other streams and lakes for some of the best fishing around. There are several ski resorts in the area, along with Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon. Erie, PA is only a two hour drive with wineries, apple orchards, water parks and malls. Niagara Falls, Buffalo NY., and Darien Lake Theme Park in New York are just another 2 hour drive. There are zoos, botanical gardens, colleges and universities within commuting distance.

The township has an exceptional volunteer fire and ambulance co, recyclable station; small store with deli. There is a restaurant/pub, Laundromat, hair dresser, post office, large lumber/ hardware store and an up to date library. There are two larger communities within 10 miles, one is the county seat with an up to date hospital, and both have all the small town amenities you will need. There are two larger cities within 45 minutes with all the shops, stores and conveniences you are use too. This country is called Gods country and it truly is, it is beautiful and full of churches, parks, and museums.

3 Br. Single For Rent Just Outside Coudersport Boro

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support in McKean & Potter County


Lots Of Garden Goodies At Steve''s Farm Fresh Produce Between Roulette & Coudersport

We have Winter Squash and Pumpkins

Gustin's Auto & Truck Service In Roulette, PA

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sexual Assault Of 15 Year Old Austin Male In 2008 Under Investigation

Police Seek Information On Vandals Who Damaged Structure In Austin Boro

Troopers Charge Underage Drinking In Ulysses Townshp

Porta Potties Damaged At Construction Site

Eagle picture taken at Cowanesque Lake

Eagle picture taken at Cowanesque Lake. Shared by Lisa Button.

Letter To the Editor


In 2012 ,the USA,TURKEY and Jordan were running Cial and Special Forces training camps in Safawi , Jordan for Syrian Rebels. 

Were they funded by monies our Attorney General was receiving from fines on the large banks as Bank Of America plus the American tax payer? 

It would not be the first time this man is caught with his hand in the money jar. Remember Fast and Furious? Our Administration went around congress and hid that operation, why not train and arm a secret army in Jordan. 

This army was trained to fight against Assad in Syria. We are still funding them today as our President asked for $500 million in aid for them in June as Syrian Rebels. 

They were calling themselves Isis. 

This is why they are some many foreigners in this army from many countries. They were the trainers hired by the Cia a few years ago. Now they are in charge of their own army, funded and trained and given weapons by the good old USA. 

Our tax dollars are paying their salaries and this why the President has no plan to stop them. I know this sounds far fetched but it is very closed to the truth. They say they are coming to the USA and they are already here because of the trainers that are America hired by the Cia as mercenaries. 

There were a large number of ads in veracious magazines about three years ago hiring ex -military people to train overseas. They offered large salaries if you went. The number of people unemployed in America made it easy to get people to go. 

 Our President made it so easy for this to happen by by creating the loss of jobs in America and down sizing the military. He forced most of the good personnel out of the upper ranks of our own military. 

Most of the above facts are contained in military magazines that I receive being retired.

Daniel J. Causer Cwo( Ret )USA
903 Barden Brook
Eldred,Pa. 16731
Phone: 814-225-3681

Thompson's Voting Record Inhumane?

Other Voices:
Letter To The Editor
as published in Centre Daily Times
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson’s voting record as reported by “Roll Call” is either inhumane with no concern for the health or safety of constituents or unhuman, as his votes seem cast in as an automaton controlled by the national political machine — or both (“Roll Call,” Sept. 15, CDT).

My interpretation of Thomson’s voting record is that he favors mercury poisoning, air pollution, unsafe work environments, endless war, depriving service men and women of food stamps, depriving millions of health care, removing our mountain tops and clogging our streams in the process, prevention of a living wage, abusive derivatives trading, putting bond holders before military personnel, denial of overtime pay, jeopardizing pensions of teachers and first responders, shipping domestic oil overseas, keeping teaser lending rates, keeping Guantanamo open, prolonging the Veteran’s Administration benefits backlog, cutting health care for women and children, sharing private information with businesses, impediments to voting, BP polluting the gulf, ground water contamination, preying on seniors, exposing your passwords to employers and gender discrimination as in paying women less for equal work.

This is my assessment of individual votes. Need I tell you of my overall assessment of Thompson’s long and consistent voting record?

Walt Beatty
State College

Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2014/09/20/4363547_letter-to-the-editor-consistency.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5)--Bipartisan Solutions on Job Creation

Bipartisan Solutions on Job Creation

August Jobs Report a Stark Reminder

by Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5)

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its August jobs report that indicated only 142,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy, marking the lowest amount of job growth in 2014. Perhaps worse, only 62.8 percent of the working aged population is currently employed. During the week of September 12th, 315,000 Americans applied for unemployment aid, an increase of 11,000 claims from the previous week and more than all summer. As the economy continues to creep along with marginal growth, more people continue to feel that the country is heading in the wrong direction.

A recent POLITICO poll indicated that 57 percent of likely voters disapprove of President Obama’s handling of the economy. Unfortunately, we are caught in the president’s second term slump, where international crisis has risen to the forefront, while Americans continue to struggle at home. While President Obama cannot bear the brunt of a downed economy alone, he is not helping the situation. Despite the many challenges we face throughout the world, the American people deserve leadership both abroad and domestically.

While congressional inaction dominates the news coverage, there have been real bipartisan solutions passed out of the House of Representatives, in the form of over 40 bills that will increase American competitiveness and facilitate an environment for job creation. Yet, almost every single one of these bills sets idle, awaiting Senate action even though most have received Democrat support in the House.

Despite Senate inaction, the House has continued to produce legislation to create an environment where small businesses can expand and the economy can grow at a faster pace. The chamber has passed legislation that will streamline inefficient and cumbersome regulations in order spur capital investment that will help start-up companies and small businesses. We’ve also passed legislation to expand job opportunities, including bills to promote research and development, along with reforms to make energy more affordable for American families and businesses.

Notwithstanding failed attempts at repeal, we have also passed bills to improve the Affordable Care Act, including a replacement of the law’s 2.3% medical device tax, which is especially harmful to Pennsylvania’s economy. This measure received overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, including backing from Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey. Yet, Leader Reid has failed to bring the measure to a final vote in the Senate. If passed, this will mark at least 17 times that the president will sign legislation correcting flaws with the Affordable Care Act.

Despite these modest steps, the Senate needs to act on the bipartisan legislative measures passed by the House. If the Senate’s prerogatives differ from the House, Majority Leader Harry Reid should at least put forth legislative proposals based upon his party’s vision and bring them to a vote. While both chambers of Congress must pass an identical bill in order for it to become law, the process of going to conference and hashing out our differences still exists. We’ve witnessed this with the 2014 Farm Bill, signed into law this past February, which is a huge win for Pennsylvania’s economy. Additionally, the president recently signed the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, which will aid in putting Americans back to work through reforms made to our nation’s workforce development system. Both of these examples were heavy lifts, but no one ever said representative democracy was easy.

Given the August jobs report and tremendous pressures on American families at home and our national interests overseas, there is obviously need for much more to be done. However, in our constitutional republic everyone must be at the table for the system to work. The American people deserve as much.

State Police Corporal Files Federal Suit Against 3 Coudersport Troopers & Staffer

Private conversation leads to wiretapping lawsuit against Coudersport-based state police troopers, staff

Era Associate Editor

A recorded conversation between a state trooper and his wife has led to a federal wiretapping lawsuit against three troopers and a civilian staffer with the Coudersport-based state police barracks.

Earlier this year, Cpl. Darrin Ott filed suit against barracks commander Sgt. Larry Goodwin, troopers Chad Savannah and Neal Fausey and clerk typist Rhonda Stimaker, citing violations of the federal wiretapping law, First Amendment retaliation, due process and intentional affliction of emotional distress. The suit is filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Read more...


Roulette Fire & Ambulance to Car/Deer Accident on Fishing Creek Road with one person reported injured. Air bags deployed.


Dr. Yaich

BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Lauren Yaich, associate professor of biology, and alumnus John Foerstner ’79 will be honored by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Alumni Association during Alumni and Family Weekend Oct. 3-5.

Yaich will accept the PBAA Teaching Excellence Award, and Foerstner will receive the Dennis Lowery PBAA Distinguished Volunteer Award.

Both will be recognized at the PBAA Awards Brunch and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5 in the Mukaiyama University Room. The cost is $15 for adults, $6 for children age 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. For registration, visit www.upb.alumni.org/afw or call 814-362-5091.

Yaich has taught at Pitt-Bradford since 1998.

John Foerstner
In addition to her work in the classroom, where she teaches Cell and Molecular Biology; Genetics; Developmental Biology; Cell Biology and special topics, she has served as chairwoman of the Division of Biological and Health Sciences and associate dean of Academic Affairs.

“Dr Yaich is an excellent professor and a great person to be viewed as a positive role model for students pursuing biological degrees and jobs,” wrote Julia Pesce ’07, who nominated her.

She is known on campus for her work to encourage girls and young women to enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.

Yaich earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Colgate University and her doctorate in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to Pitt-Bradford, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, where she conducted independent research on Drosphila neural development.

Previously, she has received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Chairs’ Faculty Teaching Award at Pitt-Bradford.

Foerstner will receive the volunteer work for his work (often behind-the-scenes) to engage alumni, promote the goals and initiatives of the PBAA, and support the university.

Former PBAA president Tim Fannin nominated Foerstner for the honor.

“John, like me, is a ’70s alumnus who reconnected with Pitt-Bradford several years ago. He’s made a significant contribution to the promotion of the PBAA scholarship fund over the years. He convinced me to join him in establishing his first scholarship, then followed up with one of his own.”

Foerstner and Fannin, who first met as nontraditional business students at Pitt-Bradford, established the PBAA/Fannin & Foerstner Scholarship Fund in 2010. They reunited at a retirement reception for the late David L. Blackmore Sr., associate professor emeritus, who was the first professor of business at Pitt-Bradford.

Fannin encouraged Foerstner to become involved in the alumni association. Foerstner eventually served as chairman of the PBAA scholarship committee.

Also at the awards brunch, Dr. Michael Stuckart and Nick Eichenlaub will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Other public events during the weekend include a street fair from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday on the campus loop road and the 3rd Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Fran Flood, a former CEO who served federal time for white-collar crime, will give a talk titled “From Corporate Suite to Federal Prison: An Insider’s View of the American Criminal Justice System” next week.

The presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Lester and Barbara Rice auditorium in Fisher Hall. There will be a question-and-answer session following the formal presentation.

Flood has worked in corporate America holding a variety of positions, including president and chief executive officer of several corporations. She was also the founder of various companies. In addition, she has been a lecturer in worldwide venues receiving several awards, including the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

After resigning as CEO of ClearOne Communications in 2003, she earned a master’s in theology and has served domestic violence and hospice communities. She is currently completing her doctorate in pastoral community counseling and working on several books.

Beginning in 2010, she served 3 ½ years in the Federal Prison Camp in Alderson, W.Va., on convictions of conspiracy, making false statements, securities fraud and perjury.

During the presentation, Flood will discuss the phenomenon of mass incarceration in America and how it needs to be examined through a “lived experience” to understand its nature and impact on those affected and on society as a whole.

Pitt-Bradford’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences is sponsoring the presentation.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609.

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Newell Creek Road

At 6:22 PM on Monday, Roulette Ambulance & Olean 10 dispatched to Newell Creek Road in Annin Township for an unresponsive 27 year old male patient who is breathing. This is a mutual aid call.

Michael J. Evan, 38, of 12 Mechanic St., Bradford, PA

Michael J. Evan, 38, of 12 Mechanic St., Bradford, PA, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at his residence. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., with a full obituary. 

Online condolences can be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Allen D. Pulsney, 75, of Russell, PA

Allen D. Pulsney
Allen D. Pulsney, 75, of Russell, PA, died Monday Morning, September 22, 2014 at the Rouse Warren County Home after an extended illness. 

He was born September 8, 1939 in Philipsburg, PA. He was the son of the late Andrew and Thelma Brady Pulsney. 

He was a resident of Russell, PA. for the past 46 years. He was formerly of Beccaria, PA. Allen was 1957 graduate of Moshannon Valley High School and served with the U.S. Army as a Private First Class with the 88th Ordinance Company, providing Automotive repairs. 

 He was employed as the former Superintendent at Pine Grove Cemetery and was an aide at the Warren State Hospital. He was owner and operator of the former Scandia Store, Country Drive In Restaurant, Easy Care Lawn Service, retiring in 2002. 

He was a member of Russell United Methodist Church. He was an avid bowler, hunter, gardener, do it yourselfer who enjoyed doing for others. He especially enjoyed spending time and love of his grand kids.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Hurtock Pulsney whom he married June 3, 1967 in Ramey, PA., 2 daughters – Paula Walsh and husband, John of Youngsville, PA., Jennifer Gray and Dennis Knopf of Warren, PA., 3 Brothers – Sherman Pulsney and wife, Judy of Philipsburg, PA., Joe Pulsney and wife, Sandy of Palm Bay, FL., Gene Pulsney and wife, Sue of Altoona, PA., 4 Grandchildren – Christine, Jeremy and Joshua Walsh, Madison Gray. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Anthony Pulsney and his beloved dog, Jake. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6 to 8 P.M. and on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. when a funeral service will be conducted by Rev. David Heckman, Pastor, officiating. Full military honors will follow the funeral service by members of the John Gertsch Vietnam Memorial Post and the U.S. Army personnel. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren County Veterans Council, %Edward Burris, Warren County Veterans Affairs Office, 204 Fourth Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Man Fell From Train Near Coryville

Man Fell From Train Near Coryville

At 5:06 PM on Monday, EMS from Smethport has been dispatched to Rt. 446 at the Railroad Crossing where a 34 year old male railroad worker has fallen from the top of a locomotive with injuries.

Zumba Classes At The Port Allegany Moose

Honey Boo Boo's" Mama June and Sugar break up


Emanuel Lutheran Church to hold mobile food pantry on October 10

Emanuel Lutheran Church to hold mobile food pantry on October 10

A mobile food pantry, sponsored by the Emanuel Lutheran Church and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania of Erie, will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church on Seaward Avenue in Bradford.

Food pick-up times will be assigned during pre-registration. Participants must be McKean County residents and fall within the financial guidelines to be eligible. Total household income (combined incomes of all household members) must not exceed the guidelines. Only one pre-registration per dwelling, house or apartment will be accepted.

Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling the Emanuel Lutheran Church at 814-362-4347 between the hours of 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. only on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 1. No walk-in pre-registrations will be accepted.

You must talk to a real person on the phone to pre-register, as messages left on the church answering machine are not valid for pre-registration and will not be returned. Also, the church secretary cannot pre-register you.

Pre-registered participants must bring a photo ID and a cardboard box (or equivalent) to carry their food home. It is also essential that those pre-registered only come at their assigned time. There is no cost to participate.

Tristan Pet Of The Week

The public announcement Wednesday of the intent to build Serenity Glass Park of Port Allegany attracted public officials, community leaders and business owners


Pennsylvania Commits to Action Plan to Improve State Waters and Chesapeake Bay

Pennsylvania Commits to Action Plan to Improve State Waters and Chesapeake Bay

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced its commitment work with bay partners and interested stakeholders to develop to an action plan to reach the goals outlined in the recently signed Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

The agreement was signed by Governor Tom Corbett, along with the governors of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, the mayor of the District of Columbia, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission on June 16.

“Signing the agreement was the first step toward reinforcing Pennsylvania’s commitment to improving state waterways and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “This new action plan will be our road map to continue to protect water quality for all Pennsylvanians.”

The action plan will consist of “management strategies” that address sustainable fisheries, vital habitats, water quality, toxic contaminants, healthy watersheds, stewardship, land conservation, public access, environmental literacy and resiliency of the bay ecosystem.

Over the next nine months, DEP, as well as other state and federal partners, will craft these management strategies to meet the goals of the recently-signed Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

“We have and will continue to be actively engaged with our watershed partners in Pennsylvania to identify needs and find opportunities to successfully implement this plan,” DEP Deputy Secretary for Water Management Kelly Heffner said. “These partnerships are a critical component to implementing the management strategies and meeting the goals set forth in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.”

Since 1985, Pennsylvania has directed more than $4 billion by way of grants, loans and program investments toward Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts and has continued to see a downward trend for all three pollutants of concern: phosphorous, nitrogen and sediment.

Citizens can find out about what is being done, what needs to be done and offer their input on these plans by visiting the Chesapeake Bay Programs website, www.chesapeakebay.net.

For more information on DEP’s Chesapeake Bay Program, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Chesapeake Bay.

I'm looking for 2 dogs that ran away yesterday

Lost Dogs

I want to thank you for all your help. My dogs are back home :)


Unwanted Medication Collection Event Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Unwanted Medication Collection Event Saturday, September 27th, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Agency is once again sponsoring a National Unwanted Medication Collection Program from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014. All unwanted prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, and veterinarian drugs will be accepted. No personal information will be requested and participants are asked to use a black marker to cover any personal information including names, addresses, and account numbers. Local residents are encouraged to empty their medicine cabinets, participate in this event, and help protect our local water resources and young people. Everything collected will be safely disposed of in approved medical waste incinerators. 

Please note that the McKean site will be closing at 1:30PM on September 27th.

Residents can go to the website www.dea.gov to access more information and find local collection sites. 

In McKean County, the Penn State Extension Office in Smethport will be hosting a site in conjunction with the McKean County Sherriff’s Office and PA CleanWays of McKean. The PENN STATE EXTENSION OFFICE is located at 17129 ROUTE 6, SMETHPORT, PA,16749

In Potter County, the State Police Barracks are listed sites and in 

Cameron County the State Police Barracks in Emporium is also listed as a host site.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups. Nondiscrimination: http://guru.psu.edu/policies/AD85.html

27 Arrested In Statewide Insurance Fraud Sweep




Very strong market due to exclusive pre-auction marketing, active internet bidding, and ringside bidding. Thank you to all buyers & sellers!

#350- #500 LBS.
MANY TOP END LOTS $250.00 - $280.00
CORE SALES $200 - $255.00
#500 - #650 LBS.
$200.00 - $245.00
#700 - #900 LBS.
UP T0 $200.00

#350 - #500 LBS.
MANY TOP END LOTS $240.00 - $265.00
#500 - #700 LBS.
$200.00 - $265.00
#750 - 950 LBS.
UP TO $175.00

BROOD COWS - CORE SALES $1,250.00 - $1,750.00

Consign now! Send us photos, video and get free national exposure and marketing! We have Buyers attending ringside and on the internet, Wanting to purchase over 2,000 feeder cattle and 500 broodcows at this auction! Get the results you deserve selling at mercer livestock!

Go to www.mercerlivestockauction.com for exciting market news, promotions, Open Buying Day & Special Feeder Sales. Every auction live internet viewing /bidding!

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First PA Gubernatorial Debate Monday Night at 7:30 PM


Governor Tom Corbett, addressed Pennsylvania residents from Blooming Grove PA


Sewing for Beginners

Sewing for Beginners

Have you always wanted to learn to sew? Here’s your opportunity! In this 4-session course, instructor Janice Darrah will teach you the basics, beginning with the parts of the sewing machine and how to operate it correctly. Participants will learn the basics of sewing, running a sewing machine, cutting out and assembling and creating a finished project – a pillowcase.

Janice is a well-known local seamstress and the owner of Sew Much More in Coudersport. She has been sewing her entire life, and her experience includes teaching sewing at Hebron Center Christian School.

Please bring the following to class: a sewing machine (the instructor has a limited number available to use); straight pins; fabric scissors (not the kind used to cut paper); tape measure; seam ripper, as well as the fabric needed for your project.

This class is being held on Thursdays, October 2 - 23, 2014, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $89.00 per person. To register, visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 274-4877.

Automatic Fire Alarm Recalled In Smethport

Automatic Fire Alarm Recalled In Smethport

At 10:45 AM on Monday, Smethport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to investigate an automatic fire alarm activation at Lakeview Senior Care in Smethport. 

A Smethport Chief at the scene has ordered a recall of all units.

Stolen Vehicle BOLO From Johnsonburg Police

Stolen Vehicle BOLO From Johnsonburg Police

Johnsonburg Police have issued a BOLO for a stolen vehicle. The vehicle is described as a 2005 Crown Victoria with PA Registration JNR-7601.

At NOON on Monday--Emporium Boro Police have recovered the stolen vehicle at 4th & East Allegany in the boro.


09/20/2014 09:31 AM EDT
Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC #40000294764 with the following lot numbers... This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box. The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information.

Roulette Township Fire Hydrant Testing Wednesday & Thursday

Roulette Township  Fire Hydrant Testing Wednesday & Thursday

The Roulette Fire Department in cooperation with Roulette Township, will begin testing Roulette's Fire Hydrants on Wednesday, the 24th of September at approximately 9:00 am and expect the testing to be completed Thursday, the 25th. Testing will begin at approximately 9:00 am on Thursday as well.

Testing is being performed for Hydrant Fire Flow capability and Maintenance purposes.

During Testing you may experience brief periods of very low water pressure. It may also be necessary to utilize some resident's outside hose connections to obtain pressure readings. There will be no actual usage of a resident's water.

The Fire Department and Township apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Thank you,

Kevin Bisher
Roulette Township Water Operator



The Penn State Extension Dairy Team will host 35 meetings this fall on the Margin Protection Program also known as the MPP- Dairy. Meetings will be held across the state during the day and evening. Registration is not required, but any interested producers are welcome to contact their local cooperative extension office or a Dairy Team Farm Bill educator for more information. All dates are listed on the Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s website: http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/business-management/farm-bill

The meetings will be held in conjunction with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) which is the USDA agency responsible for the administration of the MPP-Dairy. Extension Educators and representatives from the Center for Dairy Excellence will be on hand to answer questions on the program and walk through farm examples and the online decision tools developed by Dairy Markets and Policy members. Producers are encouraged to bring their production histories from their co-op from the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 to help determine MPP-Dairy coverage levels.

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Heather Weeks at 717-240-6500 in advance of your participation or visit.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups. Nondiscrimination: http://guru.psu.edu/policies/AD85.html

More information on the dairy title of the farm bill can be found at the Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s website, or by going to http://fsa.usda.gov/FSA.

What’s Happening in the PAHouse – Week of Sept. 22, 2014

What’s Happening in the PAHouse – Week of Sept. 22, 2014

Education and Debt Reduction on House Agenda This Week
The House returns to session on Monday, Sept. 15. Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at PAHouseGOP.com.  Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP.

It’s debt reduction and education week in the Pennsylvania State House this week.
Lowering Taxpayers’ Burden By Reducing Debt – Should Not Be Partisan
IMG_3300Last year, in stark contrast to the contentious stalemate in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania House and Senate unanimously passed House Bill 493 (Rep. Matt Gabler, R-Clearfield/Elk), now Act 77 of 2013, which immediately reduced the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) debt by $600 million to $3.45 billion, a 15 percent reduction.  The law also put in place new accountability controls to curtail the mounting levels of public debt for economic development projects.

Continuing these efforts, the House Finance Committee last week, surprisingly on party-lines (save one), voted to send to the full House two bills to further reduce Commonwealth debt. House Bill 2419 (Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny) would set annual limits for the state capital budget.  The new legislation would impose caps on the amount of money borrowed in any given year by the Commonwealth.

House Bill 2420 (Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre), a companion bill,  would reduce the RACP debt ceiling by an additional $500 million over 10 years to bring the RACP limit down to $2.95 billion.

These commonsense changes would decrease the state’s debt load in real dollars – real dollars better spent on funding the core functions of government and lessening our debt burden. The goal is to reduce the annual payments made to meet the state’s debt obligation – to make certain the new debt Pennsylvania incurs is lower than the debt to be retired.  Capital debt service in this year’s budget exceeded $1 billion to repay the vast amount of money borrowed under the previous administration.

Expanding School Choice
Increasing access to the successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program is the intent of House Bill 1207 (Rep. Jim. Christiana, R-Beaver County). The EITC is a successful program that has given tens of thousands of Pennsylvania children school choice and the opportunity to participate in innovative educational programs.  EITC provides tax credits to businesses in exchange for contributions to scholarship organizations and educational improvement organizations. Funding for the EITC program is currently set at $100 million.

The bill is expected to be changed by an amendment offered by Rep. Vereb (R-Montgomery County) to create an “open door” between the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs so that tax credits that were not used for one of the two programs may be applied to the other program. Additionally, once amended, the legislation will provide for a two-month window during which the caps on the amount of tax credits a business firm can receive will not apply.  Both of these provisions will help to ensure the full utilization of available tax credits in both the EITC and OSTC programs, some of which have previously been unclaimed, so that more students have access to new educational opportunities through scholarships. When amended, the legislation will also streamline the tax credit application process in order to make the process more user-friendly for business firms, and to ensure that more business firms are able to participate 

College Credits
Ensuring high school students receive college course credit for their Advanced Placement (AP) courses and other skills they have developed outside of classroom is the goal of House Bill 2076 (Rep. James Roebuck, R-Philadelphia). The measure expands the scope of the Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee within the Department of Education to include the creation of uniform standards for awarding college credit for prior learning experiences, such as AP Exams, International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams, and CLEP Exams. Obtaining these college credits will help lift some of the financial burden on students and families by eliminating the need to pay for duplicate courses.

Philadelphia Schools
House Bill 1177 (Rep. Greg Lucas, R-Erie/Crawford), originally drafted to clarify language in the Municipal Code regarding mergers and consolidations of municipalities, has been amended to include language to improve the quality of education for the kids in Philadelphia.

Dr. William Hite, superintendent of the Philadelphia School District, has requested the legislation. The bill includes language enabling Philadelphia City Council to impose a cigarette tax within the city to help fund its schools.

The bill also includes an important charter reform proposal allowing for a charter appeal process in Philadelphia. Under current law, charter school applicants may not appeal denial decisions by the School Reform Commission (SRC) to the state charter school appeal board; this lack of due process is unique to Philadelphia.  House Bill 1177 would ensure charter school applicants in Philadelphia are treated in the same manner as applicants throughout the Commonwealth’s 499 other school districts. By allowing direct appeals of SRC decisions to the state appeals board, charter school applicants would be afforded due process and fair and equitable treatment.

The Weekly Schedule
Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted below.  More information regarding these bills can be found at PAHouseGOP.com by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.

Rollover Crash With Entrapment On Rt. 46

Rollover Crash With Entrapment On Rt. 46

At 9:18 AM on Monday, Otto Township Fire & Ambulance, Rew Fire Dept, & Medic 1 dispatched to a one car rollover with entrapment at Route 46 and Coleville Road.


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Capitol Update From Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, September 19, 2014 The latest news from the State Capitol

Working to Reduce Pennsylvania’s Debt

Continuing the effort to restore fiscal stability to the Commonwealth, the state House took up legislation aimed at reining in the Commonwealth’s debt obligations.

House Bill 2419 sets an annual spending limit for new projects under the Capital Facilities Debt Enabling Act (currently, no such limit exists), and House Bill 2420 reduces the debt ceiling on the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) fund by $500 million over a span of several years.

Debt reduction is critical to the effort to restore the state’s fiscal health and credit rating. State and local debt burden now exceeds $10,000 per resident as debt payments have become one of the fastest-growing areas of state spending, exceeding $1 billion per year, which is triple the repayment rate in just 12 years.

The bills were approved by the House Finance Committee and are awaiting final consideration on the House floor.

How Would Proposed Federal Regulations Impact Pennsylvania’s Energy Industry?

As a member of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, I took part in a hearing this week on the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed “Clean Power Plan.”

In June, the EPA proposed a regulatory change to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants, specifically coal-fired power plants. This Clean Power Plan (CPP) aims to reduce national carbon emissions from the power sector by 30 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2030.

Roughly 40 percent of Pennsylvania’s electrical generation is derived from coal. Further, coal accounts for an estimated 36,000 family-sustaining jobs, and supports 40 percent of Pennsylvania’s annual electric generation. It is estimated that coal and coal-related industries add over $4 billion annually to the state’s economy.

I am very concerned by the EPA’s proposal, as it could have a devastating impact, not only on the coal industry but on the state’s economy as a whole. Striking a balance between consumer demand for energy, environmental concerns and the health of the state’s economy is vital, and I believe these regulations would further upset the balance.

If you would like to weigh in on this issue with the EPA, you may submit comments here. The deadline to submit a comment is Dec. 1, 2014.

To watch the full hearing and review the discussion, click here.

Members of the House Game and Fisheries Committee took a horse-drawn wagon ride from the Elk Country Visitor’s Center and saw several elk in the area. Pictured left to right: Rep. Greg Lucas; me; and Reps. Dan Moul, Gary Haluska, Mark Keller, Marc Gergely, Frank Farina and Matt Gabler.

Check Out PA Elk!

The House Game and Fisheries Committee, which I chair, recently visited the Elk Country Visitor’s Center in Benezette for a presentation by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance and the PA Game Commission on the elk herd and its restoration.

In addition to the presentation, we also had the opportunity to view these magnificent animals. Although prime elk viewing season (between Labor Day and the end of summer) is drawing to a close, there’s still time to take a look for yourself! In addition to viewing opportunities in Elk County, there are opportunities in Cameron County as well as along the West Branch of Hicks Run, and in the area of Sterling Run, Mason Hill and Whittimore Hill.

For additional information about elk viewing, visit the PA Great Outdoors website.

Are You Prepared?

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month, and residents are reminded to take precautions to address potential disasters, especially prior to rougher, colder weather.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has a dedicated website to help make sure you and your family are prepared in the case of a natural disaster or other prolonged emergency.

To begin planning or to double check your preparedness, visit ReadyPA.org.