Mobile Siren Testing

Mobile  Siren Testing

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3, 4, and 5 year old preschool openings at the United Christian Academy in Smethport, PA. Transportation provided. Open house and registration on Friday, April 25th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Only $60.00 per month for 2 mornings per week. Applications available at the school office by calling 814-887-9231. Also accepting enrollment for kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2014-15 school year. The school offers developmental screening for preschoolers and employs only PA certified teachers.........................What do bugs, candy, rollercoasters, and legos have in common? They are all things that your kids could be doing this summer instead of just watching TV or playing video games. Send them to the half day summer camp program at the United Christian Academy in Smethport, PA. They will participate in special theme weeks which include many different activities, as well as a summer-long Olympics competition complete with medals and award ceremony. Call the school at 814-887-9231 for an application. Only $50.00 per week for a great learning experience. 9 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chillin Out Ice Cream & Cafe 2014 Schedule

Chillin Out Ice Cream & Cafe

Hi Everyone! here is the Ice cream truck 2014 Schedule!!
Monday........Port Allegany
Wednesday....Coudersport,Shinglehouse
Thursday........Ulysses & Genesee
Friday.............Gaines & Galeton
Saturday.........Event Schedule (Family Reunions,Birthday Parties,Employee Appreciation day,etc...Please call in to book yours)
Sunday...........Castello & Austin & Roulette

P.S Now till June 8th we will be operating under spring after school,soccer hours . Starting June 9th we will start summer hours

Bear Struck On Rt. 287 In Middlebury Township

4/23/20149:38 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT12029 ROUTE 287MIDDLEBURY TWP
Middlebury Fire Police dispatched for traffic control for a struck bear in the roadway. A tow service has been notified for the vehicle. Please avoid the area. Report bear deceased.

Port Allegany Fire Department Basket Bingo fundraiser on Sunday, May 18 at 2 pm

The Port Allegany Fire Department will once again be holding its Basket Bingo fundraiser on Sunday, May 18 at 2 pm. This basket bingo will be a patriotic/summer theme. Come for a chance to win baskets with a retail value of $50 or more. Baskets include Potato Creek Candle Company, Scentsy, Celebrating Home, Jamberry Nails, and several others. Many of these vendors will also be available during the day to display and sell their wares.

We are still looking for a few more baskets to be donated. If you own a business, have a home business (i.e. Avon, Origami Owl), or are just an individual who would like to support your local fire department and would like to donate a basket, please contact Barb at pafdsec@gmail.com or (814) 335-0473. Anyone who donates a basket will be permitted to set up a table to sell your product.

PUC warns default electric customers that prices are going up

abc27 WHTM

PUC warns default electric customers that prices are going up

By Dennis Owens

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The Public Utility Commission didn't officially say it's investigating First Energy Solutions at its monthly meeting in Harrisburg Friday.

But the PUC has made clear it doesn't appreciate FES attempting to charge fixed-rate customers an additional $5 to $15 surcharge to recoup losses from a cold and expensive winter.

In the past, the PUC has strongly stated that fixed should mean fixed with no hidden charges, and it reiterated that it could - emphasis on could - take more forceful action in the future.

"We do have the power, that if a company unjustly collects money from a consumer, we can order refunds," said PUC spokeswoman Jennifer Kocher, who added such action is "a big if" but possible if the PUC felt it was appropriate.

Of bigger concern to the PUC are the 3.5 million Pennsylvanians who have not shopped their electricity in the deregulated marketplace. More than two million have shopped in recent years, while those who did nothing get their electricity from default providers like PPL or MetEd.

That's a bad idea, according to the head of the PUC, because the same forces that drove prices up for variable-rate customers in the winter will hit those default customers this spring. Rob Powelson, the PUC Chairman, is urging customers who have not shopped, or those who got burned by variable-rate deals, to get shopping.

"Those customers that want to go back to the mother ship, the electric distribution company: buyer beware," Powelson said. "You're gonna have a situation potentially unfolding in June where those default rates are gonna go up, so you're gonna get a double whammy."

Default rates reset quarterly and they're expected to go up June 1 to help utilities recoup losses from the winter.

But consumers can protect themselves, Powelson says, by shopping now and selecting the lowest fixed rate deal they can find.

"Let me say it unequivocally, 'get back out in the market.' For those customers that were in the variable rate products and had a bad experience, get back in the market," he said.

Cell Phone Found

 Cell Phone Found

Could you please post that I found a cell phone at the Liberty TWP
sheds (route 155) near the recycle bins belonging to Karen C.

I can be reached at 642-5091

Pitt-Bradford Honors Longtime Professors

Pitt-Bradford Honors Longtime Professors


The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford held a retirement reception for two of its longest-serving faculty members, Dr. J. Michael Stuckart, left, associate professor of anthropology, who has taught 37 years at Pitt-Bradford, and Dr. Assad Panah, professor of geology, who has taught for 30 years at Pitt-Bradford. 

In addition to his teaching, Stuckart has coached, been a strong supporter of athletics and international studies and served as associate dean of academic affairs and interim dean of academic affairs. 

Panah came to Pitt-Bradford in 1984 from Tehran, where he was a full professor until leaving Iran during the time of its revolution. He is a distinguished scholar who has twice been chosen as a Fulbright fellow and who currently serves as the president of the National Academy of Sciences, the second time he had the position. 

Both men plan to continue living in Bradford. Stuckart will enjoy time on his sailboat in the Allegheny Reservoir. Panah, a soccer player in his youth, has plans to travel to Brazil for the 2015 World Cup.

DMAP DEADLINE APPROACHES

DMAP DEADLINE APPROACHES

Landowners wishing to enroll in the program must have applications postmarked by May 1.

Landowners looking for extra help managing deer on their properties still have time to join a program designed to do just that.

The deadline to submit applications for enrollment or renewal in the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) is May 1.

The application deadline is earlier than it has been in previous years. Changes were made to the timetable in an effort to ensure all DMAP permits are available for purchase when hunting licenses for the new license year go on sale the second Monday of June.

Applications, accepted only through U.S. mail, must be postmarked by May 1, and must be mailed to the Game Commission Region Office serving the county in which the applicant’s property is situated.

Landowners may obtain DMAP applications and instructions from the Game Commission’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on the DMAP link in the “Quick Clicks” section on the right side of the homepage. Applications and instructions also can be obtained from any Game Commission Region Office or the Harrisburg headquarters.

Eligible lands for DMAP are: public lands; private lands where no fee is charged for hunting; and hunting club lands owned in fee title, so long as the club was established prior to Jan. 1, 2000, and it provides a club charter and list of current members to the agency.

Coupons for DMAP antlerless deer harvest permits are issued to landowners at a rate of one coupon for every five acres in agricultural operations or one coupon for every 50 acres for all other land uses. Management plans are required of all public land applicants, for applications enrolling two or more areas within one air mile of each other, for applications that request more than the standard rate for issuance of DMAP harvest permits, and for applications in which the property acreage falls below the minimum for the standard issuance rate.

Landowners must identify property boundaries in a manner approved by the Game Commission. Landowners will be allotted one coupon for each DMAP permit allocated for their property, and they may provide up to two DMAP coupons per DMAP area to a licensed hunter. Landowners may not charge or accept any remuneration for a DMAP coupon.

Once landowners are approved for enrollment in DMAP, hunters can purchase DMAP permits for $10.70 for residents and $35.70 for nonresidents at any license issuing agent or through the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS), which is the agency’s point-of-sale electronic license system.

Landowners have the option of receiving DMAP coupons and directly distributing them to hunters of their choice, or they can choose the “no coupon” option and allow any hunter to directly purchase a DMAP permit from a license issuing agent to hunt on their property.

Listings of DMAP properties on public land or private land, where landowners have chosen to make their information available to the public, are available through the Game Commission’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). Hunters without access to the agency’s website can obtain the property listing by mailing a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with a letter indicating their county of interest, to the Game Commission Region Office responsible for that particular county.

Region Office contact information, and listings of counties that each office covers, is as follows:

Northwest Region Office, P.O. Box 31, Franklin, PA 16323 (814-432-3188)
· Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties.

Southwest Region Office, 4820 Route 711, Bolivar, PA 15923 (724-238-9523)
· Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Northcentral Region Office, P.O. Box 5038, 1566 S. RT 44 Hwy., Jersey Shore, PA 17740 (570-398-4744)
· Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, and Union counties.

Southcentral Region Office, 8627 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon, PA 16652 (814-643-1831)
· Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder and York counties.

Northeast Region Office, 3917 Memorial Highway, Dallas, PA 18612 (570-675-1143)
· Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Southeast Region Office, 253 Snyder Road, Reading, PA 19605 (610-926-3136)
· Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties.

Environmental Justice Advisory Board to Hold Listening Session in Chester

Environmental Justice Advisory Board to Hold Listening Session in Chester

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Environmental Justice Advisory Board (EJAB) will hold a public listening session from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in the Chester City Hall Community Room, 1 Fourth St., Chester, Delaware County.

“This session will allow DEP to learn more about any environmental justice issues or concerns that stakeholders may have,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “Community members should rest assured that we are listening and looking out for these communities throughout Pennsylvania.”

The forum will provide interested stakeholders an opportunity to express comments, concerns or suggestions regarding environmental justice issues. Those unable to attend the session can provide written comments to the advisory board.

Those interested in providing oral comments at the session are asked to register no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2, with DEP Environmental Advocate Director Holly Cairns at 717.783.9731 or hcairns@pa.gov. Organizations are requested to designate one spokesperson to provide comment, and comments are limited to five minutes. Persons providing oral comment are asked to provide three copies of their complete comments at the May 6 session.

Those unable to attend the listening session may email written comments to RA-EPPubliccomments@pa.gov, or send to: Environmental Justice Advisory Board, c/o DEP, 400 Market St., 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Written comments will be accepted until 8 p.m. on May 6.

Responses to questions and topics raised will be addressed in a comment/response document that will be available on the DEP website, www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Environmental Justice Advisory Board.

The board provides a forum for protecting the health of communities, especially those with the greatest concentration of environmental risks. EJAB reviews existing and proposed regulations and policies that impact the environmental health of communities, making recommendation to DEP. It also oversees the implementation of DEP’s enhanced public participation policy.

Further information about the May 6 listening session is available through DEP’s Public Participation Center, www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Public Participation.

Benefit To Help Dee Become A Breast Cancer Survivor


DEP Announces Public Meeting, Hearing for Ridgway Landfill

DEP Announces Public Meeting, Hearing for Ridgway Landfill

MEADVILLE -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will hold a public meeting and formal hearing concerning the Ridgway Borough landfill site in Ridgway Township, Elk County, on April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Ridgway Borough building, 108 Main Street, Ridgway.

The landfill site consists of about 15 acres that once operated as a mixed waste landfill between the early 1960s and June of 1975. During a department investigation, lead-containing industrial waste and 55-gallon drums containing trichloroethylene (TCE) were encountered in several trenches throughout the landfill.

“This is an opportunity for the department to share important information with the public concerning the hazards at this landfill as well as DEP’s planned response,” Staci Gustafson, Acting Northwest Regional Director for DEP said. “We will be answering questions in addition to a formal hearing.”

DEP, under the authority of the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, 35 (HSCA), has determined that a response is necessary. The department is proposing to implement an interim response to reduce or eliminate the threats to human health and the environment from the hazardous wastes and substances found at the site by targeting the known drums of TCE and high levels of lead in the surface soils.

An HSCA Interim Response is not required to meet all the goals of a final cleanup, but it is consistent with those final goals. In this case, the planned response will address the two most immediate threats at the site, the release and potential release of drummed TCE waste, and exposure to surface lead contamination. Additional work may be required to achieve a final cleanup.

DEP will hold the public meeting at the Ridgway Borough building to explain the department’s proposed interim response. Following the meeting, the public will have the opportunity to present oral comments for inclusion into the administrative record regarding the proposed interim response at a formal public hearing.

The highest potential risks to human health and the environment at the site are the high levels of lead found in surface soils and the known buried 55 gallon drums containing TCE. The lead poses a significant threat to human health through direct contact and inhalation. The potential risk posed by TCE and its breakdown products are to any potential end users including aquatic life and recreational users of surface water. TCE is a carcinogen.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us.

DEP Issues Air Monitoring Report for Chevron Well Fire Site

DEP Issues Air Monitoring Report for Chevron Well Fire Site

PITTSBURGH -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today issued a report concluding that no pollutants that would indicate a potential health concern for local residents or emergency responders were found as a result of the Greene County Chevron well fire incident.

“In order to ensure public health and safety, DEP immediately went to work on an aggressive sample regimen,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “It was a top priority of the department to be certain that emergency response workers and nearby residents were not harmed by any emissions caused by this incident.”

DEP took samples from several locations, both upwind and downwind of the well pad. Sampling was conducted from Feb. 12, the day after the fire began, to Feb. 20, when the well was capped. Those samples were analyzed for 57 toxic air pollutants.

While none of the pollutant levels were found to be a threat to health, there were higher concentrations of propane, heptane and 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene than are typically found in other rural areas across the state. However, DEP cannot verify that these concentrations occurred because of the fire and uncontrolled gas leak.

Heptane often comes from crude oil and is used in paints and solvents; 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene is usually found in coal tar or oil; and the higher concentrations of propane are believed to have come from nearby storage tanks.

DEP used air sampling canisters to collect both instantaneous samples (“grab” samples) and 24-hour samples in its efforts to determine potential public exposure to air pollution from the incident. Each day of the sampling period, two grab samples were collected near residences located downwind of the fire. To serve as an air quality benchmark, a single daily upwind grab sample was also obtained. In addition, one 24-hour continuous sample was taken at one of the two downwind sample sites.

Department analysts compared the upwind and downwind samples in order to estimate the air toxics concentration during the nine days of the event. The samples were also compared to data gathered by the 24-hour method.

By comparing the sample readings with historic toxic air concentrations at three other air monitoring sites in the state, analysts were able to determine the extent of any toxic pollution during the incident. In this case, the samples gathered at the Greene County site were compared to a rural location that is generally not impacted by air pollution and two urban sites with differing toxic pollution sources. The control sites served as a benchmark to show typical air quality for this region of the state, providing the department with a better understanding of any impact that may have been a result of the incident.

To view the air monitoring report, go to: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/oil_and_gas/6003
You’ll find it listed under “Recent Reports”

Austin Little League Schedule


AARP Driver Safety Course Scheduled In Coudersport


Governor Corbett Commits $2 million to Restore Glade Run Lake

Governor Corbett Commits
$2 million to Restore Glade Run Lake
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 23) – Governor Tom Corbett today joined state and local officials to announce that he has committed $2 million in capital budget funds toward the restoration of Glade Run Lake in Valencia, PA.
 
“We are here today to announce that Glade Run Lake’s long drought is coming to an end,” Corbett said. “In years to come, I might bring my grandson, Liam, to this spot, cast a line into the water, and have those magic moments that Glade Run has given so many in the past, and will again in the future.”
 
Glade Run Dam was declared unsafe on Nov. 19, 2002, by mutual agreement of the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Division of Dam Safety and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) after it was determined to have seriously inadequate spillway capacity by a PFBC analysis.
 
Design for the proposed rehabilitation of this dam was initiated in 2009; however, in May 2011, seepage, that had been documented and monitored over the last several years by PFBC engineers, began to cause unacceptable levels of erosion near the downstream toe of the dam. The PFBC engineers became concerned about the change in seepage patterns and the possibility of a severe subsurface problem. Because of the seepage and erosion problem, on May 24, 2011, the PFBC decided to relieve seepage pressure through the dam foundation by draining the lake. 
 
Since the draining of the Glade Run Dam reservoir, the PFBC, along with its consultant, needed to redesign the project to resolve both the spillway inadequacy and the seepage issue. This draft detailed rehabilitation plan was received by DEP Dam Safety on April 9, 2014. The review, revision and approval process between the PFBC and DEP Dam Safety is expected to be completed by the end of September 2014.
 
“With 16,000 visitors every year, this lake was not only a part of the social fabric here; it’s also part of the economy, contributing more than $1 million every year to local business,”  Corbett said.
 
Support for the $4.3 million project includes $2 million from the capital budget, $2 million from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and $300,000 from the Glade Run Lake Conservancy.
 
“Pennsylvania’s lakes are popular places for families to enjoy the outdoors, and they are also valuable economic assets to local communities,” said John Arway, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. “The Glade Run Lake project is a true partnership between state and local government and area communities.  We wish to thank all of our partners who have helped us get to the point where we now have a plan and the funding to begin restoring the lake.”
 
“The Glade Run Lake Conservancy, including its Board of Directors, members and donors, is an example of how people with a passion for a noble cause can come together, work diligently and make a difference,” said Sigmund J "Siggy" Pehel III, President of the Glade Run Lake Conservancy. “Glade Run Lake has been at the heart of our community for 60 years, and its absence was felt by many in the Conservancy who have been working for the past three years to bring it back. We are delighted that our message was heard by our state officials who have worked just as hard to find a way to support its restoration.  We now look forward to seeing the lake come alive again for our region.”
 
Key supporters of this project in the state legislature include State Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-40), State Senator Don White (R-41), State Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and State Representative Brian Ellis (R-11).
 
“I thank Senators Vulakovich, White and Hutchinson, and Representative Ellis for their strong leadership and I am pleased to partner with each of them to support Glade Run Lake’s restoration,” said Corbett.
 
An anticipated timeline for this project includes completing final design and permitting in late 2014 and beginning construction in early 2015.  Construction is anticipated to be completed during the summer of 2016, followed by refilling the reservoir through late summer and fall of 2016.

Drug Take Back Day Saturday


PA Senator introduced legislation to let local police use radar

http://www.abc27.com/story/25321037/pa-bill-would-allow-local-police-radar

It is that time of year for Spring Cleaning!

Dear Northern Potter Children’s School Families,
It is that time of year for Spring Cleaning! House Africa has chosen to collect “like new, gently used or brand new” clothing, shoes or boots! 

We are collecting for “Goodies For Our Troops” in Wellsboro Pa. Goodies for our Troops will benefit from this collection by receiving 18 cents per pound collected for Goodwill! 

Please bring in your items the week of April 28th – May 2nd. The drop-off will be in the hallway of the Children’s School. Thank you for supporting a great cause!!
House Africa

P.S. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Theresa Graves (first grade teacher).

Automatic Fire Alarm At 2 Bushnell Street

Automatic Fire Alarm At 2 Bushnell Street

At 1:36 PM on Wednesday, Bradford Firefighters dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at 2 Bushnell Street.
RECALLED--FALSE ALARM

Judy A. BENNETT, 70, of Ulysses, PA

Judy A. BENNETT, 70, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Bloomsburg Health Care Center, Bloomsburg, PA. 

Born July 22, 1943, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of Vincent M. and Margaret E. Gazdag Hosley. On October 21, 1961, in Ulysses, PA, she married Ronald G. Bennett, who survives. 

She co-owned and operated Loretta’s Shop in Coudersport with her mother-in-law, Loretta Bennett. 

Judy was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses. 

Surviving besides her husband, Ronald, are: three sons, Philip Bennett, Michael (Sandy) Bennett, and Marc (Cindy) Bennett, all of Ulysses; four granddaughters, Angie (Michael) Colton, Rachel (Aaron) Goldsmith, Taryn Bennett, and Katlyn Bennett; four great-grandchildren, Elliot Colton, Carmella Colton, Austin Goldsmith, and Jackson Goldsmith; two sisters, Joyce (Lyle) Van Etten of Whitesville, NY and Patricia (Ronald) Lias of Westfield, PA; and nieces and nephews, including special niece, Rhea Beacker. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence V. “Larry” Hosley in 2009; and a sister, Joanne M. Cole in 2011. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915 or the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Firearms Stolen From Gifford Residence


Drug Takeback Day Saturday From 10 To 2 At Area PSP Stations


Pennsylvania’s spring gobbler season kicks off Saturday with youth hunt.

IT’S TURKEY TIME

Pennsylvania’s spring gobbler season kicks off Saturday with youth hunt.

Another spring gobbler season is just days away from kicking off.

Hunters ages 16 and younger can take advantage of an early-season opportunity beginning a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, April 26. Pennsylvania’s youth spring turkey hunt is open to properly accompanied junior hunters and mentored youth.

Hunters of all ages then can participate in the May 3 opener of the statewide spring gobbler season, which runs through May 31.

The season that awaits promises to be a memorable one for Pennsylvania’s turkey hunters, said Mary Jo Casalena, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s wild turkey biologist. While the statewide turkey population has experienced moderate declines in recent years, Pennsylvania hunters for nearly 20 years have consistently harvested more than 30,000 turkeys in the spring season, which is open to hunting only bearded birds – typically males.

This year, Casalena said, hunters should see higher numbers of year-old males – commonly called “jakes” – as a result of above-average reproduction in 2013.

And while many hunters prefer to hold out for the bigger and larger gobblers, the abundance of jakes out there could lead to increased sightings and hunter harvests, she said.

All participants in the youth hunt must be accompanied by adults as required by law. A complete list of regulations applying to mentored youth and junior hunters can be found in the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, which is issued at the time hunting licenses are purchased and is also available online at www.pgc.state.pa.us.

Hunting hours during the youth hunt end at noon. Junior hunters and mentored youth may also participate in the statewide spring gobbler season.

Hunting hours begin one-half hour before sunrise and end at noon for the first two weeks of the statewide season (May 3 through May 17). Hunters are asked to be out of the woods by 1 p.m. when hunting hours end at noon. This is to minimize disturbance of nesting hens.

From May 19 through May 31, hunting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. The all-day season allows more opportunity at the point in the season when hunting pressure is lower and nesting hens are less likely to abandon nests.

During the spring gobbler season, hunters may use manually operated or semi-automatic shotguns limited to a three-shell capacity in the chamber and magazine combined. Muzzleloading shotguns, crossbows and long, recurve and compound bows also are permitted. For a complete list of regulations, consult Page 35 of the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest.

Pennsylvania hunters again this year are able to purchase a license to harvest a second gobbler in the spring season, but only one gobbler may be taken per day. This license must be purchased no later than May 2 – before the statewide season begins.

The $ 21.70 license ($41.70 for nonresidents) may be purchased online, but cannot be printed at home. Therefore if a hunter expects to need the license early in the season, purchasing it directly from an issuing agent might be better. General hunting licenses purchased online also are sent by mail.

Casalena said the spring gobbler seasons likely can’t come too soon for hunters. Pennsylvania has a strong spring turkey hunting tradition. The state has more spring turkey hunters and boasts higher harvests than all other northeastern states, and Pennsylvania’s youth season harvest exceeds the total spring harvest of some states, she said.

“With the warm temperatures, songbirds returning, emerging wildflowers and mushrooms blooming, spring gobbler season is a wonderful time of year to enjoy Penn’s Woods, and share the experience with others,” Casalena said.

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to James Allen Cripe in Pleasant Twp, Warren County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-04-17 to James Allen Cripe in Pleasant Twp, Warren county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

4-26 Pitch Hit and Run Austin

Pitch Hit and Run

Annual Pitch Hit and Run Competition will be held Saturday, April 26th at the Austin Area School. Registration is from 12:00 PM and the competition will start at 1:00 PM. Rain date is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with All-Around Champion in each age and gender group will advance to the Sectional Level in Erie, Pa.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver.

Any questions, please contact Brooke Shupe @ 647-5314.

Welcoming Hawkslee Allen Phillips Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Boy!
Jamie Minderler and Donald Phillips Jr. from Shinglehouse, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Hawkslee Allen Phillips who was born on April 21th at Cole Memorial. Hawkslee weighed 8 pounds.  He joins his brothers Thadon, 1 and sisters Maddison, 7 and Blair, 5.

Maternal Grandparents: James and Cheryl Minderler of Shinglehouse, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Gary and Barb Wood of Shinglehouse, PA; John Minderler of Shinglehouse, PA.

Paternal Grandparents:  Donald and Nancy Phillips of Shinglehouse, PA.

Welcoming Raykan Jean Clark Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Girl!

Ashley Clark from Coudersport, PA is pleased to announce the arrival of Raykan Jean Clark who was born on April 22nd at Cole Memorial. Raykan weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces.

Maternal Grandparents: Terry and Lena Clark of Coudersport, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Ruth Clark of Coudersport, PA; Terry and Lilly Clark of Roulette, PA.

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Lighting, lenses and composition are studied in this 4-hour outdoor class which visits several locations around Coudersport. Please bring lenses from wide angle to telephoto, if available. Tripod and polarizing filter are suggested. In addition, bring: camera with fully charged battery and suitable memory card; comfy clothing and shoes suitable for the weather; and water and a bagged lunch.

This class is part of a series of workshops being taught by regional artists including: Jessie Vaughn, Curt Weinhold, Julie Mader, and Rick and Zoƫ Boni. Thanks to a PPA Grant provided by the PA Council on the Arts, these workshops are being offered at a reduced rate with the goals of raising awareness of the arts in Potter and McKean Counties, and providing those interested in developing or improving their artistic skills with opportunities to do so. These workshops are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

This class is being taught by local photographer Curt Weinhold and will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $10.00 per person, which covers the cost of materials. To register, visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 274-4877.

Recalls 4-23-2014

04/22/2014 11:34 AM EDT

Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary nationwide recall to the user level for one lot of 0.25% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP), 10 mL, Single-dose Vial – Preservative Free (NDC 0409-1559-10), Lot 34-440-DD. The recall is due to a confirmed customer report of discolored solution with visible particles embedded in the glass as well as discolored solution.

Slain Officer Brian Gregg Has Newtown Street Named For Him In Ceremony Tuesday

Slain Officer Brian Gregg  Has Newtown Street Named For Him In Ceremony Tuesday

Brian Gregg was the son of John & Nancy Gregg of Roulette, PA

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:00 pm | Updated: 9:33 pm, Tue Apr 22, 2014.

By Chris English Staff Writer
Bucks County Courier Times
 

Slain Police officer Gregg
Those who knew him and his work will never forget Brian Gregg, but now they'll have another lasting reminder of his legacy.

A portion of the Newtown Bypass was officially renamed the "Officer Gregg Memorial Bypass" during a ceremony Tuesday morning at Borough Hall in Newtown. Gregg was a full-time borough police officer who was killed during a shooting at St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown on Sept. 29, 2005.

A part of State Street in Newtown was closed for the ceremony, which was attended by more than 100 people, including local, county, state and federal officials and police from departments all over Bucks County. Several members of the state police also attended.

The portion of the bypass that was renamed is a stretch of roughly a mile in Newtown Township, from the bypass' intersection with South State Street to its intersection with Durham Road. That stretch renamed by an act of the state Legislature in October 2008, but state and local officials were just recently able to coordinate the ceremony and make the signs, which were posted along the state highway Tuesday by PennDOT workers.


"Brian was always professional in the performance of his duties," said Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown, one of the speakers at the ceremony.

"His presence and service are deeply missed," he continued. "I think the best way to honor Officer Gregg's life and sacrifice is for each of us to live our lives like the police who patrol our streets, with dedication and valor."

Gregg was shot and killed by Robert Flor, of Falls, in the emergency room at St. Mary. Another full-time borough officer, James Warunek, and a St. Mary employee were wounded by Flor, but survived.

Flor was sentenced to death and is on death row, pending appeals.

Gregg and Warunek had arrested Flor for driving under the influence and assault and had taken him to the hospital for blood testing when Flor seized Warunek's gun and began shooting.

"There are few things we can say that can heal the wounds still felt by Brian's family and all of us in the community," said state Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-31, Lower Makefield. His district includes Newtown.

"But it's fitting that today, we can complete the steps previously taken and say to Brian and his family, 'Thank you for your service,' " he said.

"Today is a reminder that there is real evil in the world," said Bucks County District Attorney Dave Heckler. "But it's also a reminder that the men and women who put on police uniforms have taken a pledge that the evil will have to go through them to reach the community. Brian Gregg redeemed that commitment with his life, and we are profoundly grateful for that."

There are many ways to remember Gregg, said Bucks County Commissioner Diane Marseglia, but perhaps the best is something she heard while having coffee with a friend from the borough just before Tuesday's ceremony.

"My friend said he was a good man and a good police officer, and that's the way we should remember him," said Marseglia. "And I hope this renaming is a source of strength for his family."

Gregg, a Levittown native and a 1977 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School (now Harry S. Truman High) in Bristol Township, is survived by his wife, Kella Ann, and son, Kyle.

Kella Ann attended Tuesday's ceremony, but didn't speak during it and declined to comment afterward.

Newtown Borough Council President Robert Walker said the borough police department has continued the type of professionalism exemplified by Gregg.

"We thank you all for what you do every day," Walker told the assembled police officers.

Chris English; 215-949-4193; e-mail: cenglish@phillyBurbs.com; Twitter: courierc  Video

Discounts On Echo Yard & Garden Tools At BG's Engine Clinic In Roulette

Eastern Industrial Inventory Reduction Auction Saturday, May 10 In Lewis Run, PA

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Driftwood, Sinnemahoning Area Mobile Siren Testing Wednesday, April 23

Rn's, LPN's, & CNA's Needed At Cole Memorial

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2015 Senior Model Call April 30 At Tim Walck Photography Studio In Coudersport

For detailed information, please visit:  http://timwalckphotography.blogspot.com/

Liberty Township Residence Blasted 3 Times With Shotgun


Coudersport Teens Suffer Minor Injuries In Crash On Carley Hill Road


5 Year Old Boy Struck By Pickup Truck In Roulette


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SPRING CLEANING DAYS

 SPRING CLEANING DAYS

Ulysses Cemetery will be holding their Annual
SPRING CLEANING DAYS
on Saturday May 3rd & Saturday May 10th
starting at 9 AM
Bring rakes, shovels, etc. and

PLEASE COME HELP!!

The Little Nippers will hold their monthly meeting

The Little Nippers will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:00pm, at the Little Nippers' Building on Memorial Drive in Duke Center, Pa. Scheduled for discussion is the current baseball, softball, and tee ball season. All members, prospective members, and the general public are invited to attend.

4/22/2014 9:22 PM FIRE / STRUCTURE 238 ANSON RD HOMER TWP

4/22/20149:22 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE238 ANSON RDHOMER TWP
REPORT GARAGE FIRE. COUDERSPORT DISPATCHED.
9:38 PM--AUSTIN DISPATCHED MUTUAL AID TO SCENE.
CHIEF REPORTS FULLY INVOLVED 60 BY 80 GARAGE FIRE WITH HOUSE ABOUT 30 FEET AWAY. 

10:15 PM--ONE ENGINE TO COUDERSPORT FOR STANDBY, REST OF RESPONSE TO SCENE AT ANSON ROAD.
10:16 PM--EMPORIUM--ONE ENGINE TO AUSTIN FOR STANDBY. 
10:24 PM--PORT ALLEGANY ONE ENGINE TO ROULETTE STATION STANDBY 

Woman's Body Found In Container ID'd as former Wellsville resident

Woman's Body Found In Container ID'd as former Wellsville resident

WFMY News 2

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – The Alamance County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who a Department of Transportation worker found Friday partially decomposed in a container on Bellmont-Mount Hermon Road.
The sheriff's office says she was 41-year-old Deedra Louise Washburn, who lived on Morningside Drive in Burlington. Investigators contacted her family in New York.
Police officers and deputies arrested Angela Frazier during the weekend after deputies linked Washburn's death to an arson investigation at Frazier's home on Washington Street. Frazier is charged with burning one's own dwelling and concealment of a death.
Police told WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford that they're waiting on toxicology results to determine how Washburn died. There was no obvious evidence such as a wound or blunt force trauma. Police said several days had passed between when Deedra died and when her body was discovered.

WELLSVILLE - Deedra L. Burgess Washburn, 41, and a former Early Street resident, passed away unexpectedly in North Carolina recently.


She was born in Wellsville on Feb. 22, 1973, the daughter of Dale and Dawn Johnson Burgess.


She was a graduate of the Scio Central School.


Surviving are her father, Dale Burgess of Wellsville; sister, Michele Rix of Wellsville; nieces, Rachael Rix of Nashville, Tenn., and Maegan Rix of Wellsville; also several aunts, uncles and cousins.


She was predeceased by her mother and grandparents.

Gravesite services will be held in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio on Saturday (April 26, 2014) at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Kemp officiating, followed by a luncheon and memorial services in the Wellsville American Legion Post 702, 23 Jefferson St., Wellsville.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

From Regional Network News

Bolivar man charged with sex crime in Wellsville

Bolivar man charged with sex crime in Wellsville

Regional News Network

Wellsville Police arrested Raymond F. Higby III, age 35 of Bolivar, charging him with Felony Sexual Abuse 1st and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The charges stem from an incident that took place on South Brooklyn Avenue in the Village. 

Higby was processed and arraigned before Village Justice O’Connor. Higby was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $10,000.00 bail. Higby is due back in Wellsville Village Court on May 20th at 4:30 pm.

IU9 Choirfest At Bradford HIgh School On Thursday

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Mercer Livestock Auction Market Report for April 22, 2014

Mercer Livestock Auction
Market Report for April 22, 2014


Weather: Cool & Rainy

Heavy Commercial Bulls: (Hvy Wt.) $115.00 to $125.00
Commercial Cows: (Core) $100.00 to $122.50

Fed Colored Steers: (High Choice) $149.50 to $155.00
Fed Colored Heifers: (Core Choice) $149.00 to $156.00
Fed Holsteins: (Choice) to $143.00

Feeders: $135.00 to $175.00

Calves: (Core) $275.00 to $335.00
Brood Cows: to $1,650.00
Cow/Calf Pairs: (Low End) to $1,150.00

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DEP North-central Regional Citizens’ Roundtable Celebrates 30th Anniversary

DEP North-central Regional Citizens’ Roundtable Celebrates 30th Anniversary

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) North-central Regional Citizens’ Roundtable celebrated its 30th anniversary of on-going, transparent community dialogue at Monday evening’s meeting, which featured DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo as the special guest speaker.

“The Corbett administration made the revitalization of the department’s regional roundtables a priority from the very beginning, recognizing the need to openly share important agency information and receive feedback from citizens,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “This group, however, needed no revitalization, celebrating 30 years of continual meetings today. I commend them for their dedication and interest in protecting our environment.”

For three decades, the North-central Regional Citizens’ Roundtable has enabled DEP to communicate openly and receive valuable feedback on a wide variety of environmental topics. The roundtable has held 120 consecutive quarterly meetings-in January, April, July and October of each year since its first meeting on April 26, 1984.

“The regional roundtable has been a real success story with regard to the department’s outreach efforts,” DEP North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl said. “While the membership has changed over the years, the purpose has not—to improve communication and public participation by explaining our different program initiatives and regulations, and answering questions.”

The 19-member group represents environmental and public interest groups, business and industry, government, and academia. The group’s members reside in seven north-central Pennsylvania counties, including Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga and Union.

Elected to serve two-year terms, the roundtable selects a chairperson and a steering committee. Megan Lehman, the current chairperson, represents Lycoming County’s Department of Planning and Community Development.

Governor Corbett Awards 111 Grants for Environmental Education and Stewardship

Governor Corbett Awards 111 Grants for Environmental Education and Stewardship

HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that he is awarding $309,626 in environmental education grants to 111 schools, universities, non-profit organizations and conservation districts across Pennsylvania.

“Each year, these grants are awarded to deserving organizations to educate Pennsylvanians about important environmental issues,” Corbett said. “Their work plays in integral role in the preservation and enhancement of Pennsylvania’s air, land and water.”

Grant recipients will use the funding for various initiatives, including farm field days, summer camps, exploratory learning activities, professional development and explanatory signage along watersheds. Through these initiatives, students, teachers, farmers and others will learn about a variety of environmental issues ranging from pollination, stormwater management and hydroponics in agriculture, to Marcellus Shale and the Chesapeake Bay, among other topics.

“These projects will use proven best management practices to educate Pennsylvanians about their environment,” Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “Funding environmental education initiatives is an important part of fulfilling DEP’s mission.”

The grant program was established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993, which mandates setting aside five percent of the pollution fines and penalties DEP collects annually for environmental education in Pennsylvania.

For more information about environmental education, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click “Environmental Education,” or call 717-772-1828.

Elk
Elk County Conservation District - $3,000

McKean
McKean County Conservation District - $3,000
Pennsylvania State University - $3,000
Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9 & Vo Tech School - $3,000

Warren
Warren County Conservation District - $3,000

Bridge Work To Close Whitney Creek Road Until June 9th

Hebron Township Bridge Repairs on 
Route 4005 Start May 5


Whitney Creek Road To Close Until June 9th,  A detour will be in place

Potter County - Work to repair a Hebron Township bridge on Route 4005 (Whitney Creek Road) southeast of Coneville will get under way May 5. Replacing the deteriorated wood deck with a concrete one will extend the service life of the bridge for years to come and provide area drivers with safer, more efficient travel.

The bridge spans the west branch of Whitney Creek on Route 4005, just south of the intersection with Route 44. The bridge was built in 1946, is 13 feet long and carries an average of 230 vehicles each day.

A detour will be in place during the repair work. PennDOT’s official detour will direct drivers to use Routes 4005, 4006 (West Hebron Road), and 44. Local drivers may choose to use alternate routes to get around the road closure. The closure is expected to last through June 9. PennDOT will re-open the bridge sooner if weather and work progress allow.

Crews from PennDOT Potter County Maintenance will perform the repairs. Work is weather and schedule dependent. Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow detour signs, and as always, buckle up.

Route 14 Resurfacing Project in Tioga County Starts April 28

Route 14 Resurfacing Project in Tioga County Starts April 28

A PennDOT paving crew in Tioga County will begin its paving season along a 2.5-mile section of Route 14 in Union Township next week.

Starting Monday, April 28, the crew will be working on Route 14, from the intersection with Shanty Hollow Road to the Bradford County line.

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in the work zone, with flaggers controlling traffic flow. Motorists are asked to stay alert and plan extra time for their travels.

The project is expected to be completed in approximately three weeks.

Former Nazareth and Easton resident shot dead in Potter County

Former Nazareth and Easton resident shot dead in Potter County, Pa., court papers say


By Tony Rhodin
The Express-Times

A man who once lived in Nazareth and Easton was shot dead early Sunday in Potter County, court papers say.

Anthony Palmieri, 37, who had family in the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue in Nazareth, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in his home in Ulysses Township, court papers say. Coroner Kevin Dusenbury, who pronounced Palmieri dead at 7:22 a.m., said he ruled the manner of death a homicide and cause of death a gunshot wound.

Greg Alan Riehl, 27, of Coudersport, Pa., surrendered Sunday to Pennsylvania State Police in Lancaster County after leaving the murder scene to visit his father, court papers say.

Riehl shot Palmieri with a rifle while Palmieri was in bed with Riehl's girlfriend, Michelle Lynn Nelson, court papers say.

The shooting followed an evening of drinking vodka, court papers say. Read more...

Train Wreck On "Port Allegany Remember When" posted by Lanny Nunn

Lanny Nunn has been doing a terrific job of posting old photos from the Port Allegany area. Click on the facebook link above to see more of Lanny's postings. If you have old photos of the area, send them to him and he'll post them for everyone to see.

Seneca Resources outlines plans for drilling in St. Marys

Seneca Resources outlines plans for drilling in St. Marys

By Katie Weidenboerner katiew@thecourierexpress.com
Courier Express

File photo
With Elk County at the heart of Seneca Resources’ most recent drilling program, the City of St. Marys will begin to see development of unconventional wells within the city.

Land title Manager Dave Reed told the city council Monday that there are three well pads planned in St. Marys over the next two years, one to the north of the St. Marys Sportsman’s Club and two farther north on the state game lands. The average pad is 5 acres.

These are test wells. The drilling of the wells, along with the information from seismic testing, will determine how rigorous a drilling program will take place.

Looking to the future, in 2016-17, more wells are planned to be drilled near the intersection of Jones Township and the city.

A 100-year-old Pennsylvania oil and gas company, Seneca Resources is one of the largest mineral rights owners in the state. Up until this point, development of unconventional wells in St. Marys has been minimal.

The largest mineral rights owner in Elk County, the company is working to start its drilling program on the western end of the state.  Read more...

Governor Corbett Issues Proclamation Celebrating April 22, 2014, as “Earth Day”

Governor Corbett Issues Proclamation Celebrating April 22, 2014, as “Earth Day”


Governor Corbett urges  Pennsylvanians  to "Pick it up"
HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued a proclamation recognizing April 22, 2014 as “Earth Day” in Pennsylvania. This year’s celebration marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day, a movement which elevated the nation’s consciousness and awareness of environmental stewardship and civic duty.

This year’s theme, “Pick It Up – Pennsylvania,” is aimed at encouraging continued citizen involvement in helping to beautify Pennsylvania by collecting and properly recycling or disposing of litter across the commonwealth. Corbett noted that in 2013, over 137,000 volunteers across Pennsylvania collected 6.1 million pounds of litter along the commonwealth’s roadways, trails and shorelines.

“Pennsylvania is a beautiful place to live, work and raise a family,” Corbett said. “We are blessed with abundant natural resources, park and forestlands, and we have an obligation to our children and grandchildren to be good stewards of Penn’s Woods. We are also blessed with tremendous volunteers and community organizations who help to beautify and protect these natural resources.”


“While we celebrate Earth Day today, we are reminded that every day is an opportunity to care for and improve upon our environment,” Corbett said.

More information on upcoming Earth Day 2014 events, along with additional details on how citizens and community organizations can take action to help better their local community, can be found online at www.depweb.state.pa.us – keyword “Earth Day”.

PROCLAMATION
EARTH DAY
April 22, 2014

WHEREAS, “Pick it up PA” — Pennsylvania’s theme for Earth Day 2014— is committed to raising awareness and encouraging citizens to participate in initiatives and efforts that will help keep our state clean and beautiful; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth’s agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) work year round to keep Pennsylvania’s resources pollutant-free and healthy; and

WHEREAS, each year DEP and PennDOT work together with Keep America Beautiful to sponsor the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, in 2013, more than 137,000 volunteers dedicated their time to help collect 6.1 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roads, trails and shorelines; and

WHEREAS, DEP is sponsoring several cleanups and outreach events on Earth Day; and

WHEREAS, DEP is awarding 111 Environmental Education Grants totaling more than $309,000 in honor of Earth Day; and

WHEREAS, DCNR’s managers oversee 120 state parks and welcome about 38 million visitors annually; and

WHEREAS, DCNR’s foresters oversee the 2.2 million-acre state forest system to a level where it is independently certified as “well-managed”; and

WHEREAS, DCNR’s recreation professionals have assisted all Pennsylvania counties and more than half of all communities in meeting their recreation and conservation needs; and

WHEREAS, together, DCNR’s parks and forests will be hosting a variety of special Earth Day events statewide to foster public appreciation of public lands by encouraging visitation and volunteerism and a commitment to keeping such lands clean and green; and

WHEREAS, DCNR’s bureaus of state parks and forestry again are active supporters and participants in the coming Get Outdoors Day on June 14, 2014 and National Public Lands Day on September 27, 2014; and

WHEREAS, cleanup programs play a huge role in keeping Pennsylvania well-maintained through cleaner roadsides and communities.

THEREFORE, in special recognition of the aforementioned efforts and dedication of the Commonwealth’s state agencies and volunteers, I, Tom Corbett, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim April 22, 2014 as EARTH DAY in Pennsylvania. I encourage all citizens to get involved and join the thousands of devoted volunteers who help to beautify the state.

Rabies Clinic at Dominion Transmission Company on Saturday, May 3rd, 5094 Route 349 just south of Westfield, PA

BUY A $5 RABIES VACCINE FOR YOUR CAT OR DOG--it’s the law!

Sabinsville, PA – Dominion Transmission and Animal Care Sanctuary are hosting a rabies vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 3rd from 10 am to 1pm. Payment is only $5.00 for the one year vaccine. If you have a certificate of proof that your pet has had his/her one year with you, then the vaccine will be marked as a three-year vaccine. Just a collar tag is not sufficient proof to make this occur; we need to see the paperwork from the veterinarian who administered the shot.

Dr. Rusty Sampson is generously donating his time to help with this very important clinic to assure your pets be given the care they deserve. Dominion Transmission has partnered with ACS donating their parking lot, plus employee volunteers who wish to make it a day of animal care advocacy and a fun community outreach event. Dr. Sampson says, “Inoculating your pets against rabies is required by law, and we live in an area with lots of wildlife who can carry it and who can interact with our pets. So keep your pet, and your human family safe.”

“It’s important for our shelter animals to gain visibility and exposure so we may find them forever, loving homes. All proceeds from this vaccine clinic benefit the shelter animals. ACS oversees their well-being, and assures they have a good quality of life while they are in our care. Each animal is one of our own that we love, and we want to extend that feeling through community outreach to all local animal lovers, “said Joan Smith-Reese, executive director for ACS.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the Rabies Clinic at Dominion Transmission Company on Saturday, May 3rd, 5094 Route 349 just south of Westfield, PA, from 10 am to 1 pm. $5/shot. Thank you for your support.

Animal Care Sanctuary Hosting Car Wash To Benefit Shelter Animals This Saturday

Animal Care Sanctuary Hosting Car Wash To Benefit Shelter Animals 

Wellsboro, PA—Animal Care Sanctuary is hosting a Community Day & Care Wash to raise money for the shelter animals of Tioga County on April 26th from 10 am to 2 pm at
11765 Route 6 in Wellsboro, PA (just across the street from Weis grocery store.)

A suggested donation of $10 will be collected for each car/truck wash. We have strong, animal loving washers who do a great job on tires, so c’mon by! All $$$ is for the animals.

“It’s important for our shelter animals to gain visibility and exposure so we may find them forever, loving homes. These Community Days events, our rabies and microchip clinics, and our low cost spay/neuter Community Care Clinic are just several avenues that can provide revenue for our shelter animals. All proceeds from the clinic, our groom room, as well as adoptions go right back to benefit the shelter animals. ACS oversees their well-being, and assures they have a good quality of life while they are in our care. Each animal is one of our own that we love, and we want to extend that feeling through community outreach to all local animal lovers, “said Joan Smith-Reese, executive director for ACS.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the Community Day & Car Wash at ACS, 11765 Rt. 6 in Wellsboro Saturday, April 26th from 10 am to 2 pm. Raffle tickets for 50/50 drawing, baked goods, hotdogs, soda, and water will be sold. We accept individual pet sponsorships, and donations. Thank you for your support.

In Wellsboro- Adoption Hours: OPEN Tues. thru Sun. 10 AM TO 4 PM

HIGH FIRE DANGER CONTINUES

HIGH FIRE DANGER CONTINUES

With the continued warm and windy spring, the fire danger continues to remain high. There were several fires again this weekend. There were several fires last weekend too with the largest occurring on Sunday April 13, 2014.  The fire cause is under investigation.  The fire was located near Low Grade Road, State Route 555 in Gibson Township, Cameron County and consumed 88 acres, threatening structures and causing two minor injuries to firefighters.  Several fire companies responded: Sinnemahoning, Emporium, Austin, and Renovo, along with the Elkland and Mountaineer Search and Rescue.  In addition, the Austin ambulance was on hand to assess fire fighters as they came off the fire line and the Cameron County Emergency Management assisted with radio, communication, supplies and staffing needs.  Local retailers supplied water and food to firefighters as the fire grew in size.  We would like to specifically thank Olivett’s Market for reopening their store and donating water and ice for the growing number of firefighters.

After four air tanker drops, totaling 4000 gallons of water and lots of difficult fire line construction, the fire was contained around 9 pm and firefighters began leaving the scene with flames still highly visible but safely within the fire lines.  Early the following morning, seventeen Bureau of Forestry employees began the task of checking and reestablishing the fire lines.  They cut trees that were still on fire to reduce the chance of the fire spreading with the advancing storm front.  The gusty winds continued to made mop-up difficult.  The firefighters carried water on their backs in Indian Cans to put out anything smoldering near the fire line.  Other firefighters raked new lines around areas where the fire jumped the fire line overnight. Still others sprayed water on the fire with tanks on UTV’s and 200 gallon slip-on units on pick-ups.  Firefighters even backfired to remove unburnt fuels between the fire line and the approaching fire to secure the fire line.

Remember, we need your help to reduce the number of fires and the damage they can cause. So, please think before you consider burning. People burning debris start most forest fires in Pennsylvania and it only takes one spark to start a wildfire. But with your help, we can protect our private lands, as well as state forests lands, from forest fires.

If you would like to contact us, please call the District Office at 814-486-3353. You can visit us online at www.dcnr.state.pa.us/

Helen Knapp, 76, of Lawrenceville, PA

Helen Knapp, 76, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. 

She was the wife of Romain Knapp who survives. 

Helen was born December 4, 1937 in Mannington, WV, the daughter of the late Stanley and Nellie (Sloan) Dilly. 

She was a great mom, who took much joy in taking care of her family. 

Helen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Beth and Larry Hurlburt, Lawrenceville, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Kathy Knapp, Westfield, PA and Terry and Ann Knapp, Tioga, PA; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Family and friends are invited to Helen’s Life Celebration on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 AM – 12:00 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. 

To share your fondest memories of Helen, visit www.lifecelebration.com.

Welcoming Luke Michael Sevinsky who was born on April 19th at Cole Memorial

It’s a Boy!
Rita Rose (Valenti) and Christian Sevinsky from Coudersport, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Luke Michael Sevinsky who was born on April 19th at Cole Memorial. Luke weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces.  

Maternal Grandparents: Jeff and Ali Valenti of Austin, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparent: Dolores Breck of Austin, PA.

Paternal Grandparents: Tami Sevinsky of Coudersport, PA; Steve and Paula Sevinsky of Coudersport, PA.

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Rick and Mary Yonkin of Galeton, PA.