Congrats to Galeton JV and OV Varsity. It was Galeton senior night.
Photo Courtesy Of Leo Szczesny
Some of the girls at Kenyon's Jersey Farm enjoying the Fall weather. Photo by Katie Furman.
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|Friday, October 24, 2014|
Protecting Gun Rights
House Bill 80 gives legal standing to any person who has been adversely affected by any regulation put forth or enforced in violation of state law, and to seek injunctive and declarative relief, as well as to recover damages. Read more here.
Flood Mitigation Grant Awarded to Coudersport
Coudersport Borough was awarded a $376,000 flood mitigation project grant by the Commonwealth Financing Authority this week. The grant will be used to raise the Mill Creek and Allegheny River levees, which will impact more than 150 home and business owners in the region.
This is an important and worthwhile investment that will help ensure public safety and protect against property loss and damage. The grant is funded through impact fees collected on natural gas drilling in the Commonwealth. Read more here.
Thanks for Coming…
It was a pleasure to join Rep. Kathy Rapp at her Kane Senior Expo this year. We had the opportunity to meet and talk with many people, including Basil and Francene Imbrogno of Kane.
Bill Targets Metal Thefts
Homes and businesses of all kinds – including oil leases in the area – have been hit by thieves looking to make a quick buck by stealing copper and other metals and then selling them. The House recently approved legislation taking aim at those criminals.
House Bill 80 creates the offense of theft of secondary metal and addresses the offense of criminal trespass for the purpose of stealing secondary metal. Under the bill, the grading of the offense and associated penalties increases based on the value of the secondary metal. When the value is less than $50, the offense is graded as a third-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum of one year in prison and a $2,500 fine. When the value is more than $1,000, the offense is graded a third-degree felony, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine. When a person commits a third or subsequent offense, it will always be graded a third-degree felony, regardless of the value of the metal stolen.
The bill awaits the governor’s signature to become law. Read more here.
Bucktail Regiment Memorial Bridge Dedication
I look forward to joining the Smethport American Legion this Saturday, Oct. 25, for the dedication of the Bucktail Regiment Memorial Bridge. The Bucktail Regiment was a group of young recruits from Cameron, Elk, McKean and Tioga counties that rose to the defense of the Union following the bombing of Fort Sumter in April 1861. It was so named because its members adopted the tail of the whitetail buck as their badge of honor and adorned their caps with it. I encourage you to come out to the ceremony, which will be held at 10 a.m. at the bridge on Route 6 over the Marvin Creek in Smethport.
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DEP Fines Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority for Failure to Maintain Minimum Disinfection of Drinking Water
PITTSBURGH -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has imposed one of the largest civil penalties in the last 20 years for violations of Safe Drinking Water regulations in the southwest region of the state. The $114,000 fine was brought against the Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority (WPJWA) for failing to maintain adequate disinfection of water the Authority delivered to its customers in November 2013.
“Safe Drinking Water regulations require that community water systems maintain a minimum disinfectant concentration in the water entering the distribution system,” DEP Regional Director Susan Malone said. “On at least fifteen occasions during November 2013, WPJWA failed to meet this requirement. In addition, the regulations require that a community water system notify the department within one hour and notify its customers within twenty-four hours. WPJWA did neither.”
Failure to maintain adequate disinfection is a violation that poses a threat to the health of those who receive and consume water supplied by community water systems, and timely notice allows the department and customers to take steps to protect public health. Due to the serious nature of these violations, DEP imposed a fine and outlined steps the Authority must take to ensure a similar incident does not occur in the future.
According to WPJWA, the violations occurred because its Certified Water Treatment Officials did not know that they were required to maintain the minimum disinfectant concentration. To address this claimed shortcoming, the Authority will provide 15 hours of disinfection training to the nine Certified Water Treatment Officials it employs. The training must be completed by Feb. 28, 2015.
WPJWA serves a population of approximately 120,000 individuals through approximately 40,000 connections. Its main office is located in Wilkinsburg.
For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 412-442-4000.
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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, November 12, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at PCEC’s Port Allegany 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 814-545-1333 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.
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GAS ODOR-OUTSIDE-METER HIT BY CAR
Address: 193 APPLE ST
City: JAY TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: STRAWBERRY ST * E TEABERRY ST
Agency: ELK COMPANY 5 FD
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Bradford Responding To MVA With Possible Ejection
At 2:40 AM on Friday, Bradfrod Ambulance and Bradford Township Fire Rescue dispatched to Corydon Street & Dorothy Lane for a motor vehicle accident with possible ejection.
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Heart’s Desire Annual Holiday Open House
Looking for an innovative shopping experience?
Then come Christmas shopping at Heart’s Desire’s annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 1st from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Downtown Galeton.
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Is It Hard To Say NO?
Someone once said that the definition of stress was “When your heart says no but your mouth says, Yes, I’d love to”. Many of us have difficulty saying no. We get roped into to many things, serve on too many committees, involved in too many activities, and all the while wishing we’d never open our mouths. Such is the plight of many.
There have been many times that I have kicked myself for volunteering to do yet another project. And if I didn’t kick myself, my wife was willing to do it for me. In a schedule that is already filled with numerous tasks, why do I add another one? Why do you? Is it that we like pain? Or are there other reasons behind our actions that we are unaware of that we need to address and deal with.
For many who have a hard time saying no, the problem relates to issues within themselves. We don’t want to disappoint people, because we’re afraid that somehow that will reflect back on us. For others saying no reflects on their understanding of what their Christian faith is all about. Thinking that we need to be a servant, we agree to serve anywhere and everywhere. We want people to like us so we agree to do what they ask, and then quietly resent them for asking us in the first place, failing to realize that we put ourselves in that position.
The way that we change is by learning to set up boundaries. When we have loose or no boundaries, we allow others to walk all over us, and ultimate take advantage. Yet the problem isn’t with them it’s with us. We give away our power, our time, and our energy. Instead of giving these things away, we need to learn to protect them.
Even Jesus said no to the demands of people to pray and be alone. Taking care of himself made him more effective in helping others. Do you need to practice saying “No”? Think about it.
Services Saturday For Missing Ridgway Marine
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DCNR grants to help revitalize Hanley Park
Austin Dam & Majestic Trails Also Funded
By ALEX DAVIS Era Reporter email@example.com
Recreation areas in McKean and Potter counties will be improved with the help of $247,200 in recently awarded state grants.
The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced on Oct. 17 that $175,000 will help revitalize Hanley Park in Bradford; $62,200 will go toward the rehabilitation of the Austin Dam Memorial Park in Potter County; and $10,000 would be used to help maintain motorized recreation trails in the Majestic Trails Park, McKean County.
Austin Borough is the recipient of $62,200 for the rehabilitation of the Austin Dam Memorial Park from the DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program. Work would include construction of roadway access; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
In McKean County, the Majestic Kamp & Lost Trails Inc. will receive $10,000 to purchase tracks for a bulldozer used for maintenance of motorized recreation trails in the Majestic Trails Park.
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Mercer Livestock Auction
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Statement on Vandalism
"The apparent acts of vandalism that took place in Clarion County to the campaign signs of my opponent, along with reports of stolen campaign signs from the yards of my supporters is deplorable. These actions have no place in the democratic process or otherwise, and I fully support the efforts of law enforcement to hold the perpetrators responsible for their actions."
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|Left to right, Penn State DuBois' Director of Development Jean Wolf and Chancellor Melanie Hatch accept a check from Phoenix Sintered Metals Chief Operating Officer Steve Leuschel and Community Initiatives Coordinator Nick Hoffman.|
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Alumni Awards to Honor Three Individuals for Success, Support
DuBOIS – The Annual Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards Banquet will honor three individuals who have demonstrated leadership and ingenuity in their fields, as well as steadfast support for the campus. Joyce Fairman, of DuBois; Craig Pearce, currently of Istanbul, Turkey; and Robert Ellinger, currently of Maridi, South Sudan, will receive awards at the banquet scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, at the Lakeview Lodge at Treasure Lake. All members of the community are invited to attend.
Fairman has been selected as this year's recipient of the Distinguished Ambassador Award. This award is given to an individual who may or may not be an alumnus, but has made outstanding contributions to the campus and its mission. She is the president of the board of directors for the Fairman Family Foundation. Established by her late husband, Alan Fairman, the foundation supports activities that promote the physical and mental health of young people in area communities. At Penn State DuBois, the Fairman Family Foundation contributes support for efforts including children and youth programs and the BEST Robotics Competition, and is the naming contributor to renovations on the Alan R. Fairman House, a home on campus for the honors program and alumni as well as staff offices.
Fairman currently works in the oil and gas production field and is part owner of Fairman Corporation, an operator of natural gas wells. She retired from Atlas Pressed Metals in 2011, where she worked for 20 years as the accounting and systems manager. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1976, and her MBA in 1984, also from IUP. Additionally, Fairman serves on the Council of Trustees for IUP, is active in her community with such organizations as the St. Catherine Church Fundraising Committee, The Association of Women Investors Organization, the DuBois Area YMCA, the United Way, the DuBois Public Library, and is a former member of the Penn State DuBois Athletics Fundraising Committee.
Pearce is one of two recipients of this year's Outstanding Alumni Award. This is awarded to a Penn State DuBois alumnus who graduated from or attended campus 11 to 40 years ago and demonstrates professional leadership with an impact on society, leadership within their professional field, citizenship in their community, and engagement with a campus or alumni group. Pearce is a University Distinguished Professor at MEF University in Istanbul, Turkey.
He is the founding Director of the Deloitte Leadership Institute at Ozyegin University in Istanbul, Turkey. He was formerly the Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria and was the Donald Clifton Chair in Leadership and the Director of the Institute for Innovative Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, he worked with Peter Drucker at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management.
Pearce received his B.S. with Honors and Distinction in Management and a minor in Psychology from Penn State in 1987, his MBA in Management from The University of Wisconsin-Madison 1988, and a Ph.D. in Management and Organization from The University of Maryland-College Park in 1997. He is also a co-founder of an agricultural biotechnology company and an active keynoted speaker and consultant to business organizations including American Express, Behlen Manufacturing, British Bakeries, Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America, Land Rover, GEICO Insurance, Panda Restaurant Group, Rayovac, Pickering Foods, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, The Rouse Company, Rover Cars, Serono, SK Group Korea, and SmartScan Imaging. His research interests are Shared Leadership, Hierarchical Leadership, Ethics/Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Performance.
Robert Ellinger will also receive the Outstanding Alumni Award. He is Senior Management Advisor for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) International Ltd. He currently works as South Sudan Country Director in Maridi, South Sudan, Africa, but calls Treasure Lake home. He is Chief of Party for the Electrification Sustainability Program (ESP), overseeing a technical assistance program funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) supporting the process of achieving long-term sustainability for three recently constructed electric generation-distribution utilities serving the towns of Kapoeta, Maridi and Yei in the Equatoria States of South Sudan. Prior to his current assignment, Bob worked on several short-term assignments in the African countries of Uganda and Liberia. In 2011 he completed a three year assignment as Chief of Party for the Rural Electrification Development Program (REDP) in Bangladesh.
Ellinger began his career in rural electrification as the Energy Management Advisor for United Electric Cooperative in DuBois. He has more than 25 years of experience in rural electrification programs having served in staff positions in DuBois prior to moving to Delaware, Ohio where, at the age of 34, he became Ohio’s youngest general manager of an electric distribution cooperative. While in Ohio, Ellinger served as vice president of the Ohio Managers Association and chairman of the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives Youth Committee. Ellinger earned an associate degree in business administration from Penn State DuBois in 1980, and was awarded membership in the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. He is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and an avid follower of Penn State athletics both in DuBois and University Park.
The cost for dinner at the Alumni Awards Banquet is $25.00 per person. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to Julie by November 6, at 814-375-4775 or
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We would like to thank the Roulette and Port Allegany Fire Departments for their quick response the night of our chimney fire.
Their thoughtfulness and thoroughness was greatly appreciated. It makes a person appreciate the small communities we live in.
Once again - Thanks and job well done.
Carl and Bonna Johnson
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STILL MISSING since Wednesday, October 8th from Hamilton road in Ulysses. Two tri-colored beagles. A female with orange collar and a Male with a green collar. Can text or call 203-5589 if seen. Thank you
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Inmate Assaults Correction Officer at SCI Forest
Posted by Joanne Bauer
JENKS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Marienville-based State Police say an incident of Aggravated Assault occurred at SCI Forest, in Jenks Township, Forest County.
Police are investigating an incident that occurred around 1:33 p.m. on October 17 when a known, 35-year-old SCI Forest inmate cut an SCI Forest Correction Officer with an unknown object.
The laceration required six stitches, according to police.
Charges are pending.
The above report was released to exploreClarion.com on October 22, 2014.
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NOT YOUR $$$? YES, IT IS!
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This week's Pet of the Week is Dakota
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