WANTED FOR MURDER OF PSP TROOPER

WANTED FOR MURDER OF PSP TROOPER

Howards Inc.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TRAUMATIC INJURIES Address: 21013 CCC MEMORIAL HWY City: LUMBER TOWNSHIP

TRAUMATIC INJURIES
Address: 21013 CCC MEMORIAL HWY
City: LUMBER TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: STEAM MILL RD * CAMERON HOTEL BLVD
AT PENNDOT SHED, 21 YEAR OLD HIT IN HEAD WITH PIPE, HELICOPTERS NOT AVAILABLE, TRANSPORTING TO HOSPITAL.
Agency: EMPORIUM AMBULANCE; MEDIC 6
10/1/2014 10:30 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Address: 24716 BENNETTS VALLEY HWY City: JAY TOWNSHIP

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
Address: 24716 BENNETTS VALLEY HWY
City: JAY TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: RITA LN * MICALE RD
REPORT PATIENT SELF EXTRICATED
Agency: ELK COMPANY 5 FD; BENNETTS VALLEY AMB, ST. MARYS MEDIC
10/1/2014 12:40:14 AM

1:26 AM--REPORT UNABLE TO FIND ANY PATIENT FROM CRASH

Debb Lee To Leave State Farm In Smethport


"Simpler Times" Pig Roast Saturday At McKean County Fairgrounds


Alpaca Open House on Sunday, October 5th at Cinco C's Alpacas In Port Allegany

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Lakeview Senior Care Taking Applications For Registered Nurse

Moon's Farm-Yard Center 2014 Factory Clearance

Potter County Public Auction / 2 Days, 2 Locations Near Shinglehouse, PA


www.barrdavis.com
www.barrdavis.com

Creator Of StealthGenie Spy App Arrested

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fully Involved Structure Fire Near Cuba

Fully Involved Structure Fire Near Cuba

At 11:50 PM on Tuesday, Cuba & Friendship Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a working structure fire at 8871 Stout Road. It is reported to be a trailer fire. Everyone is said to be out of the residence. On scene reports fully involved.

This dog was found on Pusher Siding Rd

This dog was found on Pusher Siding Rd. in Ulysses. Does not have a collar. If anyone is looking for her please call 814-544-7341. 
Thank you!

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched to Whitney Creek Rd.

At 10:05 PM on Tuesday Coudersport Ambulance was dispatched to Whitney Creek RD. for a medical emergency.

Mercer Livestock Auction Market Report for September 30, 2014

Mercer Livestock Auction
Market Report for September 30, 2014

Weather: Clouds, Mild

Commercial Bulls: (Hvy. Wt) $115.00 to $139.00
Commercial Cows: (Core) $100.00 to $127.00

Fed Colored Steers: (High Choice) $149.00 to $158.00
Fed Colored Heifers: (High Choice) $145.00 to $151.50
Fed Holsteins: (Choice) $135.00 to $145.00

Feeder Steers: (Hvy) $190.00 to $225.00
Feeder Heifers: (Core) $180.00 to $250.00
Feeder Bulls: (Core) $185.00 to $240.00

Calves: (Core) $300.00 to $370.00
Brood Cows: to $1,650.00
Cow/Calf Pairs: to $1,550.50

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Coudersport Ambulance To South West Street

At 5:43 PM on Tuesday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 to South West Street for a fall victim.

Keith W. Swanson, 72, of Smethport, PA

Keith W. Swanson, 72, of Smethport, PA, died Monday (September 29, 2014) in the Bradford Manor, Bradford.

He was born Sept. 11, 1942 in Kane, a son of Roy and Alfretta McMichael Swanson. On June 7, 1969, in the United Methodist Church of Smethport, he married Maryon Painter, who survives.

Mr. Swanson was a 1960 graduate of Kane High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy, and worked as a Lab Technician at the former Quaker State Refinery, now International Waxes, of Farmers Valley, PA, retiring in 2004.

He was a member of the Hilltop Baptist Church in Gifford, PA.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by

three sons: Wade Swanson and Sergei (Maria) Swanson, both of Bradford, PA, and Tor (Rebecca) Swanson of Smethport, PA

Three grandchildren: Savannah, TJ, And Kaylee Swanson

one brother: Preston (Carol) Swanson of Ridgway, PA

and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, from 11A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford.

Funeral services will be held in church after visitation on Friday at 1:30 pm, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bridge View Cemetery, Mt. Jewett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hilltop Baptist Church of Gifford, PA, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at 
www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Port Allegany Elementary School Phone Systems Temporarily Down.

Port Allegany School District   
Phone Systems Temporarily Down.
We are not sure if it is related to the fire alarm, but the elementary telephones are off line as of the end of school today. Technicians are to arrive early tomorrow morning and the hope is to have them back up by the beginning of school tomorrow.

Hoagie orders due

Hoagie orders due

If you sold hoagies or want to order them and have not please contact Sharon Haskins as soon as possible. Her email is Sharonh@zitomedia.net or call her asap... 274-8360. 

Hoagies will be made in house with hoagie sauce and are $2.50 each.

All proceeds go towards the Building fund. We hope to break ground soon after winter.

Pastor Steven
Sweden Valley UM Church

Gov. Tom Corbett has just signed the controversial Good Samaritan Law.

Gov. Tom Corbett has just signed the controversial Good Samaritan Law.

The bill came out of a recommendation from the heroin work group he formed in May.

It would grant drug users immunity from prosecution if they call 911 and seek help for someone who is overdosing on drugs.

Critics say the bill gives immunity to drug offenders, but supporters say first and foremost it will save lives.

So what’s your opinion of this bill? Do you agree that saving lives outweighs granting immunity to drug users?

Susan J. Tarbox, 54, of Clarendon, Pa

Susan J. Tarbox
Susan J. Tarbox, 54, of Clarendon, Pa, died Monday, September 29, 2014 at Warren General Hospital after a courageous battle with breast cancer. 

She was born June 21, 1958 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Sandra A. Foreman Jennings. 

Susan was a lifelong Warren area resident and earned her education in Phlebotomy and volunteered with the American Red Cross, Warren General Hospital and area schools. 

She was employed with Warren City Lines as a School Bus Driver. 

She was a member of Sheffield United Methodist Church. 

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, camping, fishing and being outdoors. 

She is survived by her 5 children – Brandy Michael of Clarendon, PA., Rodney Baker of Erie, PA., Sierra Adams of Pittsburgh, PA., Ashley Tarbox of Erie, PA., Tina Knepp of Union City, PA., 3 Siblings – Bill Foreman of Warren, PA., Laura Hannold of Erie, PA., Debbie Foreman of Johnsonburg, PA., 11 Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Tarbox whom she married June 20, 1981. 

A graveside service will be conducted at Barnes Cemetery, Barnes, PA. on Friday, October 3, 2014 at with Rev. Dennis Johnson, Pastor, officiating. 

Those wishing to help defray funeral expenses may send donations to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA. 16365.

State police say they found a stash of explosives


Hunters: Enable Your GPS On Cell Phone So 911 Can Find You If Hurt Or Lost

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Coudersport Ambulance To Elementary School

At 4:00 PM on Tuesday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Elementary School for a child with a head injury.

BOARD APPROVES TWO ENERGY LEASES

BOARD APPROVES TWO ENERGY LEASES
Deals to result in more than $240,000 in bonus payments.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved energy lease agreements on two tracts of state game lands. Together, the agreements would bring in more than $240,000 in revenue from bonus payments.

The first lease pertains to State Game Lands 245 in Washington County. The Game Commission owns 50 percent of the oil and gas rights beneath the tract, and the remaining 50 percent was owned privately, but already has been leased .
The agreement as approved would convey to Patriot Exploration the Game Commission’s oil and gas rights beneath about 359 acres of the game lands.
The amount of the bonus payment to the Game Commission has been negotiated at $3,000 per acre. However, some of the bonus payment - $317,366 – would be waived as a means of providing final resolution to a previously negotiated settlement agreement with Amerikohl Mining Co.

The amount is being waived because it already has been paid to the Game Commission by Amerikohl as part of the previous agreement. It is being applied as credit due. After applying the credit due, the Game Commission would receive the remaining $220,714 from the bonus payment.

Amerikohl conducted an exhaustive coal exploration program on several state game lands, but could not find a coal reserve in which the commission and Amerikohl could agree to effectuate a coal-mining lease.

Patriot is an affiliate company of Amerikohl, and Amerikohl has agreed to allow the portion of bonus payment for Patriot’s oil and gas lease to serve as resolution of the previous agreement.
Game Commission staff negotiated the proposed terms of the agreement with Amerikohl and Patriot in an effort to safeguard the prudent development of the commission’s oil and gas reserve, and at the same time, protect wildlife resources and the recreational uses of State Game Lands 245.

There will be no surface impact to the game lands.
And in addition to the bonus payment, the Game Commission would receive a 19 percent royalty for all oil and gas, or other liquids or condensates, produced and sold from the tract.
The second agreement is with Noble Energy, which is seeking to purchase the oil and gas rights beneath about 5 acres straddling the border between Greene and Washington counties.
Noble has a strong privately owned lease hold position surrounding this portion of State Game Lands 302 in Richhill Township, Greene County and West Finley Township, Washington County.

The oil and gas to be transferred could be accessed by horizontal drilling with no surface disturbance to the game lands.

The five-year agreement results in a $19,736 bonus payment to the Game Commission, as well as 18.5 percent in royalties for all oil and gas, or other liquids or condensates produced and sold from the tract.

Natural Gas Leak On Prospect Avenue In Olean

Natural Gas Leak On Prospect Avenue In Olean

A natural gas leak on Prospect Avenue in Olean has traffic detoured in some areas. Use caution if driving in this area.
3:30 PM--GAS COMPANY DIG TEAM ON SCENE.
4:05 PM--GAS CREWS HAVE STOPPED THE GAS LEAK. POLICE REPORT GAS COMPANY WILL BE ON SCENE MAKING REPAIRS FOR ANOTHER 2 HOURS. STREETS IN THE AREA WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL THE REPAIR IS MADE.

Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance Alerted To Automatic Fire Alarm At School

Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance Alerted To Automatic Fire Alarm At School

At 2:50 PM on Tuesday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance for a automatic fire alarm at the Port Allegany Elementary School. 

False Alarm Brings Fire Department
A student accidentally pulled the fire alarm today and caused quite a disturbance at dismissal. The system would not allow staff to turn off the alarm for several minutes. Although 911 was initially contacted by the school to indicate a false alarm, trucks were dispatched because it continued to ring in at the dispatch center. All students were delivered safely to their evening destination.

Recalls

Recall Notification Report 063-2014 (Ground Beef Chub)
Sam Kane Beef Processors, LLC, a Corpus Christi, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 2,633 pounds of ground beef chub product that may be contaminated with foreign materials (plastic).

The Harlem Wizards Are Coming

The Harlem Wizards Are Coming

The Harlem Wizards are making a return appearance at the Port Allegany High School Gym on October 8 at 6:30 p.m. The Wizards, a professional basketball team, will take on PAHS seniors and members of the community . 

Tickets are available at Fox's Pizza, PAES, online at www.harlemwizards.com or by contacting Trisha Kallenborn at 558-7827. Pre-sale tickets are $14/students and $16/adults. At the door they will be $18/students and $20 adults. Pictured are Mary Mensch and her little friend Makayla Alcorn with the Wizards basketball they got from the Wizards 2013 appearance. 

Photo Courtesy Of Pam Fischer

Galeton Weather report September 2014

Galeton Weather report September 2014

We enjoyed a very nice September. For the most part it was a warmer than normal month with several days in the mid 70's and 88 degrees on the 4th. Mornings were sometimes cool with mid 40's and low 50's. I would rate the mornings of the 22nd and 23rd as cold with a scattered light frost on the 23rd. Buddy said in Carter Camp he had to scrape ice off of his windshield and he had a coat of ice on the bird bath. I recorded 2.08" of rainfall and last year we had 5.21". We are about 2" below normal. We had 10 rainy days and fog on every morning except for 6 mornings. We had one thunderstorm for the month.

The average high for September is 76 degrees and the average low is 54 degrees. The record high is 95 recorded in 1995 and the low is 32 degrees in 1991. 11 rainy days is the normal amount.

I am now asked very frequently, "what kind of winter are we going to have?". I have several people telling me that they know it is going to be a hard winter because they have observed many caterpillars and they are all fury and black. I will have to check with Paul Head at the NWS about that one.

I would have to say that it is difficult to predict the winter weather at this point. Perhaps we should look at the Farmers Almanac

Henry W. Lush
NWS Observer

Thanks for the nice summary for September. I to am frequently asked what this winter will be like. I have to say that with a full fledged El Nino going strong right now, this coming winter should be milder than normal. Also, the cooling that is taking place in the arctic is not on our side of the pole this year, like it was last year. Last year at this time the ice was closing in on Barrow and the northern end of Hudson Bay was icing over on October 1st. The ice is still 60 miles away from Barrow and there is no ice at all in Hudson Bay.

On the flip side, there are millions of acorns and pine cones this year. The leaves are vibrant and early. The wooly bears are mostly black and the geese are already flying south. I saw a huge V flying south this past Saturday. Other than the geese, these 'signs' could be a result of the cold extended winter and wet spring we had earlier this year and not a harbinger of things to come.

Paul

CHARGES FILED IN POACHING OF RECORD-CLASS BULL ELK

CHARGES FILED IN POACHING OF RECORD-CLASS BULL ELK

Left, to right, WCOs Dan Murray, Dave Stewart and Mark Gritzer, and Northcentral Region Law Enforcement Supervisor Rick Macklem pose with the antlers seized in the poaching investigation that has led to charges against three Centre County men. The 10- by 9-point rack at right initially was measured at 432 7/8 inches, based on standards set forth by the Boone & Crockett big-game scoring program. Only two bulls legally harvested in Pennsylvania have scored higher. The rack from the 5-by-7 bull is at left, and the sawed-off antlers from the 4-by-5 can be seen in front of it.

Three bull elk illegally killed; one of them among the largest ever recorded in Pennsylvania.

One of the largest bull elk ever recorded in Pennsylvania was shot illegally along with two other bulls this month, and three Centre County men have been charged with teaming in a poaching effort, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced.

The largest of the three bulls had a 10- by 9-point non-typical rack that initially was measured at 432 7/8 inches, based on standards set forth by the Boone & Crockett big-game scoring program. At that score, and if the bull had been legally harvested, it would rank as Pennsylvania’s third-largest bull elk ever.

The other two illegally killed bulls included a 5- by 7-point bull measuring 243 1/8 inches and a 4- by 5-point bull measuring 178 3/8 inches.

The bulls all were killed in the same area of Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, over two nights of poaching, the Game Commission said.

Charged in the incident are Frank Gordo Buchanan Jr., 25, and Jeffrey Scott Bickle, 46, both of Bellefonte; and Cody Allen Lyons, 20, of Milesburg.

If the men are convicted in the incident, the Game Commission will seek they contribute toward $11,500 in replacement costs for the illegally killed elk. Additionally, each man faces thousands of dollars in fines, with the maximum potential fine exceeding $13,000 for the men charged with killing all three elk.

Buchanan is accused of shooting all three bulls at night from a vehicle.

The first illegally killed bull – the 4-by-5 – was discovered Sept. 9 by a resident nearby. The antlers had been removed, but most of the carcass was left to lay there.

Wildlife Conservation Officer Mark Gritzer initiated an investigation and extracted a 7 mm bullet from the elk’s shoulder, according to court documents filed with Magisterial District Judge Jerome Nevling, of Kylertown.

On Sept. 15, Gritzer, working night patrol, returned to the area where the bull was killed. At about 9 p.m., he parked in an area overlooking a reclaimed strip mine where multiple elk could be heard bugling. Within 15 minutes, he saw a pickup approach. Its occupants appeared to be spotlighting recreationally, but, suspiciously, the driver would turn off the headlights each time the pickup stopped, the documents indicate.

At about 9:45 p.m., a single gunshot erupted from the area of the pickup.

Gritzer activated the emergency lights on his patrol vehicle, and drove to the location where the pickup was sitting parked with its headlights off.

When Gritzer’s backup, WCO Dave Stewart, arrived at the scene, he found a 7 mm rifle lying on the ground nearby. Not only was the rifle consistent with the caliber used to kill the 4-by-5 bull Sept. 9, a handsaw caked with elk hair and tissue also was found in the pickup, according to court documents.

Buchanan admitted to shooting at a large bull elk, and all three men were placed under arrest, the documents state. Because a fog had moved in, the officers decided to wait to try to find the elk. Instead, they accompanied Buchanan, Lyons and Bickle to the state police barracks in Woodland for fingerprinting, at which time Buchanan admitted to killing 4-by-5 bull on Sept. 9, court documents state.

At 2 a.m., he led Gritzer and Stewart to a trailer home in Milesburg, where he retrieved a sawed-off set of antlers that perfectly matched the skull plate on the poached bull, according to the documents.

At 7:30 a.m., Gritzer and Stewart returned to the arrest scene to search for the larger bull at which Buchanan admitting shooting, the documents state. They quickly found the 10-by-9, which had been shot in the neck with a 7 mm. And within sight, about 350 yards away, the 5-by-7 lay dead.

Further investigation indicated the men had killed the 5-by-7 at about 8:15 that night and left the area to go to the town of Snow Shoe and get a chainsaw to remove the antlers, according to the documents. Gritzer arrived after they had left, and when they returned, they encountered the 10-by-9, the documents state.

Buchanan admitted to killing the third bull, as well, and told the officers he had intended to sell the antlers on eBay, court documents state.

Buchanan and Lyons are charged in the Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 incidents. Bickle is charged only in relation to the two bulls killed on Sept. 15. Each man faces a host of charges, the most severe being misdemeanor counts unlawful killing of big game.

A preliminary hearing for the men is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Clearfield County Jail.

DEP Announces Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop in Lycoming County

DEP Announces Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop in Lycoming County

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with partners at Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT), invites fleet managers, municipalities and business owners to a natural gas vehicle workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at DEP’s Northcentral Regional Office, 208 W. 3rd St., Williamsport.

Workshop attendees will hear from industry experts how natural gas is helping Pennsylvania move away from imported petroleum fuels to this homegrown, cleaner-burning, affordable alternative.

DEP staff will also provide information on the financial incentives available to help make the switch to compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the agency’s Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle Program.

There is no charge for this workshop, and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited and registration is required.

The Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicles Program is funded by impact fees paid by natural gas operators. Act 13 authorized DEP to develop and implement the Natural Gas Energy Development program, offering $20 million in grants over three years.

The third round of this program will offer an estimated $6 million to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.

Grant applications are due Nov. 14 and grants will be awarded this winter.

EP-ACT, formerly the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program, has been assisting fleets with their transition to alternative fuels for more than 20 years. The organization now assists fleets and municipalities work to displace petroleum in central and eastern Pennsylvania.

To register for this workshop, or learn more about the Act 13 grant program, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the “Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program” button on the homepage.

Dedication Of Serenity Garden At Coudersport Presbyterian Church

Dedication Of Serenity Garden At Coudersport Presbyterian Church

A serenity garden on the north side of Coudersport’s First Presbyterian Church will be dedicated at 1 pm Sunday, Oct. 5, in a brief ceremony that’s open to the public

It’s a memorial to the church’s organist and music director, Darlene Sitler, who died in December 2012.

Church leaders developed the garden as a place of rest and reflection for all, while giving those whose lives were touched by a special woman a setting to reflect on a life worth remembering.

The garden, located just a block from the town’s business district, includes curved granite benches, an inscribed memorial stone, concrete walkways, and a myriad of plants and flowers. It will be open to the public for the purpose of prayer, meditation and promotion of personal and community healing.

Dessert will be served following the dedication ceremony.

‎Corbett‬ wrecks DEP leaving enforcement of gas drilling in shambles

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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 9 - 30, 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.

Couders Class Of 1964 50th Reunion

All welcome

The Coudersport Class of 1964 is celebrating their 50th reunion October 4th at the Coudersport Golf Club. They would like to invite all their friends to stop by and say hello
after dinner.

PSUD Finish Second at PSU Hazleton Invitational

PSUD Finish Second at PSU Hazleton Invitational

The Penn State DuBois Golf team has played in five tournaments this year with impressive results. The DuBois Campus has captured two firsts, two seconds and one-third-place finish. PSUD’S golf team finished its conference schedule for this year with an overall record of 18-4-2 with a second place finish at the PSU Hazleton Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday.

At the Hazleton Tournament, Mitchell Gilmore (Ridgway HS) fired a team low of 82 to place second in individual scoring on Monday. Tyler Woodard (Smethport HS) took fourth in the individual scoring with an 88. Kristy Hanes (Elk County Catholic) finished ninth with a 93 while Vinnie Montanari (Redbank HS) carded a 95 to round out the team scoring.

PSUD will return to the course for a non-conference tournament against Division III colleges in the “Collegiate Classic Golf Invitational” on Thursday.

Police have found explosives they say were left by Eric Frein

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PAHS HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED

PAHS Homecoming Court

PAHS HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED- Spirit Week 2014 will begin Monday, October 4 at PAHS. The bonfire and parade will take place Thursday, October 9 with lineup at 5:30 p.m. and parade time is 6:30 p.m. Lineup and parade start is at the Borough Building. The parade will end at the high school football parking lot. The Bonfire will follow.

The Gators will take on the Otto-Eldred Terrors on Friday night, October 10. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. Introduction of the Homecoming Court and announcement of the King and Queen will take place during half-time.

The Junior High Homecoming will take place Saturday, October 11 from 7 - 10 p.m. at PAES. Crowning will take place at 8 p.m. The Senior High Homecoming Dance will take place from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at PAHS. Crowning will take place at 9 p.m.

The Student Council, sponsor of Homecoming activities, has announced the 2014 court as follows: (front row, left to right) Tyler Kaple, Rikki Rennells, Adam Koehler, Somer Buchsenschutz, Lynae Delacour, Hunter Freer; (back) Allison Lathrop, Eli Knapp, Ben Setzer and Brooke Roys. Theme is a Hawaiian Luau. Student Council Advisor is Erin Moran. Anyone who wishes to participate in the parade should contact Miss Moran at 642-2544. 

Photo Courtesy Of Pam Fischer

LADY GATOR SENIOR NIGHT

LADY GATOR SENIOR NIGHT

 The Port Allegany High Shcool Soccer Boosters will sponsor Senior Night for the Lady Gators on October 8 during half-time of the Port Allegany/Friendship match. Seniors (pictured) Alexis Penick, Lynae Delacour, Somer Buchsenschutz and Farrah Fischer, along with their parents will be honored at the soccer field at Moose Park.

Picture Courtesy Of Pam Fischer

Sunday’s event in honor of the 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Marshall Square Park in West Chester


Portrait of Galusha Pennypacker
Portrait of Galusha Pennypacker. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Dear Friend –
As we approach Sunday’s event in honor of the 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Marshall Square Park in West Chester, I want to share with you the story of one of the group’s most well-known members – Galusha Pennypacker.
Pennypacker, of Valley Forge, began as regimental quartermaster and to this day remains the youngest person to hold the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army. (Interestingly, Galusha happened to be the nephew of Samuel Pennypacker of Phoenixville who fought with the Union at Gettysburg and went on to become Pennsylvania’s 23rd Governor – the only one to hail from Chester County).
Despite being severely wounded four times, Galusha was a fixture with the 97th as its service spanned more than 20 major engagements throughout virtually the entire Civil War. From 1861 to 1864, the 97th participated in numerous battles along the southern Atlantic coast as part of the Anaconda plan, which was designed to blockade and capture Southern ports in order to deprive Confederate states’ trade and supplies. It was a less known part of the war but a key element of the Union effort.
Portrait of Galusha Pennypacker
A memorial to Galusha Pennypacker stands on the northeast side of Logan Square on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
During this time, the 97th’s battle flag was so riddled with musket fire that it was literally torn to shreds. The regiment applied for and received a new battle flag in the fall of 1864 – just in time for its most famous battle, the capture of Fort Fisher.
Fort Fisher stood at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, guarding the harbor of Wilmington, North Carolina, the Confederacy’s last remaining seaport. Preceding the invasion, 56 Union Ships pounded the structure with 40,000 rounds – the largest single naval bombardment in the U.S. history prior to World War II. During the assault, Pennypacker led the second brigade, consisting of the 97th and four other regiments. The battle raged for hours and when the 97th’s color bearer went down, Pennypacker personally hoisted the flag onto the rebel parapet. After planting the flag, Pennypacker was immediately wounded in the hip, an injury that took him out for the rest of the war. For his service, he was made brigadier general. In 1891, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Fort Fisher.
The flag held by Pennypacker at Fort Fisher was pierced by 107 bullets and canister shot and its staff shot in half. Today, the same flag has been preserved by the Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission and is on display in Harrisburg.

Honor the 97 InfantryPlease join me to remember Pennypacker and the heroes of the 97th Regiment on Sunday, October 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marshall Square Park. The day will feature reenactment activities by the current 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and the Sons of the Union Veterans. There will be tables of historical memorabilia and education opportunities, a Civil War encampment, a drilling session and a memorial ceremony with guest speakers.
The event is free and open to the public. It will be held rain or shine.

Sincerely,

Andy Dinniman
State Senator - 19th District

GATOR SOCCER SENIOR NIGHT

GATOR SOCCER SENIOR NIGHT

GATOR SOCCER SENIOR NIGHT - PAHS Soccer Boosters will sponsor Gator Soccer Senior Night on Tuesday, September 30 at Moose Park Soccer Field. Seniors and their parents will be recognized during half-time of the Port Allegany-Smethport match. Seniors to be honored include (front row, left to right) Tyler Kaple, Eli Knapp, Adam Koehler; (back) Matthew Causer, Ben Setzer, Trent Miller and Charlie Kysor. 

Picture Courtesy Of Pam Fischer

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Sullivan Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-09-25 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site THOMAS 503 6H in Sullivan Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Sullivan Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-09-25 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site THOMAS 503 4H in Sullivan Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Norwich Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-09-25 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site SRC WT 2720 118H 51462 in Norwich Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Norwich Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-09-25 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site SRC WT 2720 119H 51463 in Norwich Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Norwich Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-09-25 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site SRC WT 2720 120H 51464 in Norwich Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Norwich Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2014-09-25 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site SRC WT 2720 121H 51465 in Norwich Twp township, McKean county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Drilling Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Leali &Amp; Leali Oil Inc in Sugar Grove Twp, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2014-09-19 to Leali &Amp; Leali Oil Inc in Sugar Grove Twp, Warren county. OGA 3211(F1) - Failure to notify DEP or surface landowner or local political subdivision 24 hours prior to commencement of drilling. Failure to electronically notify DEP. Failure to re-notify DEP.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Leali &Amp; Leali Oil Inc in Sugar Grove Twp, Warren County

Administrative violation issued on 2014-09-19 to Leali &Amp; Leali Oil Inc in Sugar Grove Twp, Warren county. OGA 3211(F1) - Failure to notify DEP or surface landowner or local political subdivision 24 hours prior to commencement of drilling. Failure to electronically notify DEP. Failure to re-notify DEP.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Huston Twp, Clearfield County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-09-25 to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Huston Twp, Clearfield county. 307CSL - Discharge of industrial waste to waters of Commonwealth without a permit.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eog Resources Inc in Springfield Twp, Bradford County

Administrative violation issued on 2014-09-25 to Eog Resources Inc in Springfield Twp, Bradford county. 78.81D2 - Failure to case and cement properly through storage reservoir or storage horizon
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

James Meachem, 77, of Rexford, MT and formerly of Lawrenceville, PA

James Meachem, 77, of Rexford, MT and formerly of Lawrenceville, PA, died peacefully at home on September 18, 2014. He was the husband of Lisa (Demonte) Meachem, who survives. 

James was born October 14, 1936, in Brookville, PA, the son of the late William and Violet (Plyer) Meachem. 

James was employed by Dominion Gas Company, he retired in 1995. 

Surviving in addition to his wife is his son, William J. Meachem (Julia), Lawrenceville; daughter, Janice L. Gee (Timothy), Lawrenceville; step-son, Dennis Ackley (Shelly), Westfield; and stepson, Tommy Ackley, Rexford, MT.; grandchildren, Michael Meachem, Megan Meachem, Jenna Gee, Abrianna Ackley, Carter Ackley, Jeremy Stafford, Carman Stafford, Brianna Gee. 

Services for James were held privately. 

Donations in James’ name may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. 

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

Bolivar / Richburg Dispatched To Structure Fire

Bolivar / Richburg Dispatched To Structure Fire

At 11:03 AM on Tuesday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a structure fire at 110 Friendship Street.
ON SCENE REPORT WASHER FIRE IN LAUNDRY ROOM.

(DELAYED POST) TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/INJURIES Address: BENNETTS VALLEY HWY and PLUM ST City: JAY TOWNSHIP

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/INJURIES
Address: BENNETTS VALLEY HWY and PLUM ST
City: JAY TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: PLUM ST * HICKORY AVE
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Agency: ELK COMPANY 5 FD; ST. MARYS AMB.; BENNETT'S VALLEY AMB.
9/30/2014 7:48:51 AM

Dense Fog Advisory issued September 30 at 3: 23AM EDT until September 30 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Potter County.

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TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/INJURIES Address: 31690 PORTLAND MILLS RD City: SPRING_CR

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/INJURIES
Address: 31690 PORTLAND MILLS RD
City: SPRING_CR
Cross Streets: D AND J LN * CARMEN RD
VEHICLE ROLLOVER WITH ONE FEMALE SELF EXTRICATED
Agency: RIDGWAY AMBULANCE; ELK COMPANY 4FD
9/30/2014 1:15:56 AM

1:37 AM-TRANSPORTING ONE TO PENN HIGHLANDS ELK

Potter County Public Auction / 2 Days, 2 Locations Near Shinglehouse, PA


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Moon's Farm-Yard Center 2014 Factory Clearance

Notice of Anticipated Vacancy At Northern Potter School District In Ulysses, PA


Lakeview Senior Care Taking Applications For Registered Nurse

Gustin's Auto & Truck Service In Roulette, PA


Alpaca Open House on Sunday, October 5th at Cinco C's Alpacas In Port Allegany

www.cincocsalpacas.com

Seven Year Old Injured In Accident On Rt. 46 Near Emporium


Port Allegany Stabbing Victim, 2 Others Arrested For Aggravated Assault

Port Allegany Stabbing Victim, 2 Others Arrested For Aggravated Assault

Three more men were arrested and arraigned before District Judge William Todd Monday night on Aggravated Assault and other charges as a result of a fight in Port Allegany on September 21, 2014.

Kyle T. Bonneau, 25, of Roulette, PA, was arrested by Officer Tony Tanner of the Port Allegany Police Department. Bonneau was the victim who was reportedly stabbed 15 times and hospitalized as a result of the altercation near Sheetz in Port Allegany. Bonneau was arraigned before Judge William Todd at 7:30 PM on Monday evening. He was released on $75,000. unsecured bail.


Christopher Taylor, 26, of Port Allegany, PA, was arrested and arragined at 11:17 PM on Monday night before Judge Todd on Aggravated Assault and DUI charges. Taylor was reportedly driving the car with Bonneau as his passenger. Taylor was released on $20,000. unsecured bail.


Triston R. Duell, 18, of Coudersport, PA, was arraigned Tuesday at 12:05 AM before Judge Todd on Aggravated Assault and other charges. Duell was released on $20,000. unsecured bail.


Antwan Lamont Cunningham, 36, of Coudersport, PA, was previously arrested on September 24, 2014 as a result of the altercation on Aggravated Assault and other charges. He was alleged to have stabbed Bonneau 15 times in the altercation. He was arraigned before Judge Todd and sent to McKean County Prison in lieu of $75,000. cash bail.


Monday, September 29, 2014

State Police Investigating Criminal Mischief To Mailbox


Anelia M. Sallazzo, 84, of 74 Portville-Ceres Rd. and a former Bolivar, NY, resident

Anelia M. Sallazzo, 84, of 74 Portville-Ceres Rd. and a former Bolivar, NY,  resident passed away Wednesday September 24, 2014 in the Olean General Hospital following a brief illness. 

Born July 30, 1930 in Olean she was the daughter of Vittorio and Domenica Migliorelli Perugini. She married Vincent Sallazzo on June 3, 1950 in Olean, Mr. Sallazzo survives.

Anelia was a graduate of the Olean High School class of 1948. She was employed by the New York Telephone Co. as an operator in the Bolivar office in the early 1960s. After the Bolivar office closed she moved to the Olean office until her retirement in 1984. She was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Church Olean, and the pioneers club of Olean. An avid crafter Anelia enjoyed decorating wedding cakes, flower arranging and enjoyed cooking Italian dishes for her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Teresa (Henry) Krakat of Portville, Mick (Alice) Sallazzo of Portville and Patrick Sallazzo of Portville. Also surviving are six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one sister Dina (Robert) Clarke of Olean and one Sister-in-law Helen Perugini of Olean. 

She was preceded in death by a brother Angelo Perugini and a sister Armeda Bailey.

There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday September 29, 2014 at 11 A.M. in the Sacred Heart Oratory Portville with Fr. Gregory Dobson as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery Allegany.

Memorial to the Genesis House Box 139 Olean N.Y. 14760 would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar.

Game Commission Allowing Hunting in Frein Search Areas



Game Commission Allowing Hunting in Frein Search Areas

 http://wnep.com/2014/09/29/game-commission-allowing-hunting-in-search-areas/

Local Church Celebrates Anniversary of Two Locations

Local Church Celebrates Anniversary of Two Locations

Open Arms Community churches of Bradford and Port Allegany are celebrating their anniversaries with a picnic and bonfire Oct. 5 at the Otto Township Pavilion near the school along R. L. Sweitzer Drive.​ The event is set for 4-8 p.m. with hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks being provided. People should bring a dish to pass.

As the Bradford area church turns 12 years old, and Port Allegany is celebrating being open one year, Pastor Mike McAvoy reflected on the years gone by.

“As we have cooperated with God and kept His heart for reaching the world with the Good News of Jesus as the priority, we continue to see new people coming and their lives being changed,” McAvoy said. “The things we do and the way we do them connect and resonate with the people of today. They make sense and people find them practical and relevant to their daily lives.”
Assistant Pastor Justin Willoughby said those attending the two churches can expect an accepting and relaxed environment with no pressure.
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“They can expect to see real people who are not perfect, but who are all trying to learn more about a God who is perfect, loving, and accepting,” he said. “Open Arms is unlike any church experienced that I have had. Open Arms, and the way we do things has the potential for you to experience God in a real, tangible way. It has changed my life, and it can change yours too.”
Port Allegany Site Pastor Chris Stavish said the first of the year of the church has been fantastic.

“God is continually meeting people where they are at, and guiding them through the every day struggles that we all face,” he said. “It is humbling to know we are apart of a community that is growing more and more in love with Jesus, and we get front row seats to changed lives.”

He pointed​ to a woman named Lindsay who has been changed after attending Port Allegany Open Arms.“Depressed, on multiple forms of medication to aid in her discomfort, turning to everything destructive in order to bring her comfort, decides to come to church one day,” Stavish said. “As she walks in, grabs a seat... she hears about Jesus. Upon leaving, she feels something different; something never before felt and that is empty, but more hopeful than before the service started. Shortly after hearing about Jesus, she made the decision to follow Him and since then, has been off medications, abusive habit situations, all because she found something never before discovered by her... that is the love, acceptance, and peace of a Heavenly Father giving her joy and direction in the middle of overwhelming circumstances.”

Open Arms is gearing up for their annual Fall Kickoff Weekend, which will start in Bradford with a new Saturday night service Oct. 4 at 6 p.m., and on Sundays at9:15 and 11 a.m In Port Allegany, service times are 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. Both churches will be covering a new series of discussions entitled "Supernatural: Exposing the Dark Side of Spirituality."

For more information contact the church office at openarmsoffice@gmail.com or814-368-8846.

PITT-BRADFORD TO HOST ARTS EXHIBIT FOR DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH

PITT-BRADFORD TO HOST ARTS EXHIBIT FOR DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH

One of the paintings that will be on display at the exhibition of work by Starlight Studio and Art Gallery.

BRADFORD, Pa. – Starlight Studio and Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., will hold an arts exhibit at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford as part of Disabilities Awareness Month in October.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be from 6:30-7:30p.m. Oct. 13 in the KOA Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall and is free and open to the public. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will be up through Oct. 31.

Starlight Studio and Art Gallery is an art studio habilitation program created by the Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York in 2008, according to Carrie Marcotte, director of the Starlight Studio Art Gallery.

“Participants in the program work with professional artists to cultivate their skills and interests in a myriad of art and media techniques,” she said.

There is also a street-level gallery on site, which affords participant artists the opportunity to display and sell their work.

Carma Horner, disability resources and services coordinator at Pitt-Bradford, said she has brought a disabilities awareness program to campus each October since beginning her current position several years ago. Previous programs included a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Chaz Kellem, manager of diversity initiatives, and documentary films about people with various disabilities.

This year, Horner said, she wanted to bring in artists after being inspired by a mural in Ohio created for the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by Kong Ho, muralist and former professor at Pitt-Bradford. While searching for artists, she found Starlight Studio.

“I’m hoping that we can reduce some stigma and break down some barriers with this exhibit,” Horner said, noting that many of the artists, just like much of the population have “hidden” disabilities – ones that cannot be seen by looking at someone.

The show is made possible, in part, by a $1,000 grant from the Walmart Community Giving program.

For more information on Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, visit starlightstudio.org. For disability needs, contact Horner at (814) 362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

Sara “Sally” Ahlgren, 70, of Alexandria, VA and formerly of Warren, PA

Sara “Sally” Ahlgren, 70, of Alexandria, VA and formerly of Warren, PA, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in Alexandria.

Sally was born on July 14, 1944 in Warren, PA the daughter of the late John Andrews and Rose Mihalko Andrews. She was a 1962 graduate of Warren High School. Sally was a longtime resident of Alexandria, VA and formerly employed as an insurance agent at Taylor and Clark (Wells Fargo). She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA.

Sally is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Hunter and her husband, Eric, of Chesterfield, VA, a granddaughter, Megan Hunter, a sister Joan Phillips, and sister in law Gretchen Andrews, and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Richard Ahlgren, and brother John Andrews.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8PM Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A graveside service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R. C. Church, Warren, PA, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to place memorials may do so through the American Lung Association at www.lung.org/donate

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

Man Jailed For Terroristic Threats / Other Charges


I-80 WB exit ramp in Columbia County closed Tuesday for crash investigation

I-80 WB exit ramp in Columbia County closed Tuesday for crash investigation

Motorists on Interstate 80 in Columbia County are advised that Exit 236A at Bloomsburg will be closed at about 1 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) so State Police can perform a crash scene investigation. The closure is expected to be for about an hour.

Motorists may exit at Exit 236B (Light Street) or Exit 232 (Buckhorn).

Deadline Looming for Sinnemahone 50k

Deadline Looming for Sinnemahone 50k

Saturday October 18 will mark the second running of the Sinnemahone 50k. The deadline for registration is set for Saturday October 5. “Participant numbers are equaling the inaugural race last year,” according to race director, Craig Hudson. The winner of the first race, Dave Champion from Canada will return to defend his title.

Registrations can be dropped off at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office. Online registrations can be submitted at www.ultrasignup.com. New this year will be a trophy called the Caldwell Cup. Cameron County residents who finish first in the 25k and 50k will be awarded the unique trophy named for the Caldwell Corporation.

Other events planned that day include a ribbon cutting for the West Creek Rails to Trails at 3pm, and the fall flea market. Deadline to sign up for a spot for the flea market is October 10.

GAME COMMISSION URGES STATE SENATE TO INCREASE OFFICER SAFETY

GAME COMMISSION URGES STATE SENATE TO INCREASE OFFICER SAFETY

Legislation to allow Wildlife Conservation Officers to use body cameras already has cleared the House.

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough today urged the state Senate to act quickly to pass legislation that would allow Wildlife Conservation Officers working for the Game Commission and Waterways Conservation Officers working for the state Fish and Boat Commission to wear body cameras in performance of their official duties.

The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly has supported House Bill 2178, which was sponsored by state Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams County. The bill passed the House in June by a vote of 191-5.

Hough urged the Senate to follow suit.

“As most Pennsylvanians know, the fall hunting seasons are almost here, and our officers already have begun ramping up patrols to stop poaching activity and other illegal practices,” Hough said. “Mobile video-recording devices have been shown to make the jobs of law-enforcement officers safer, and a timely vote by Senators to allow our Wildlife Conservation Officers to wear the cameras now, as they enter their busiest time of year, would have an immediate impact with measurable results.

“I thank Senators in advance for making officer safety a high priority,” Hough said.

The use of body cameras already has been expressly approved by the state Legislature for other police agencies statewide. The devices, which can be clipped onto an officer’s uniform, are similar to the dashboard cameras installed in most law-enforcement vehicles. The mobile cameras are considered especially suitable for Wildlife Conservation Officers, who often patrol while on foot.

The mere presence of cameras can quickly defuse what might otherwise become hostile situations, and cameras often capture valuable evidence that increases the chances of successful prosecutions.

The Game Commission in 2012 purchased body cameras for its officers, and officers used them briefly in the field before the law was changed to provide that only state and municipal police officers could use body cameras.

Moul, whose legislative district includes the area of Adams County where Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove was shot and killed by a poacher in 2010, sponsored the legislation as a way to increase officer safety.

The Senate could vote on the bill as early as next week.

Loaded Water Truck Collapses 4 Ton Limit Bridge In Greene County

http://cbsloc.al/1ryuUyi

Ricky E. “Rick” James, 67, of Shinglehouse, PA

Ricky E. “Rick” James
Ricky E. “Rick” James
“beloved husband, father and grandfather”
SHINGLEHOUSE, PA

Ricky E. “Rick” James, 67, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away at home on Monday, September 29, 2014 after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Born July 30, 1947 in Olean, NY, he was a son of Elno C. and Marie M. Sherwood James. On September 1, 1967 in the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, he married Ginger S. Kellogg, who survives.

Rick was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse, Class of 1965 and a 1968 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College with a degree in business and office machine repair.

After graduation from college, Rick worked for Dresser Industries in Olean. For 37 years, he was the customer service manager and IT Tech at the former Eldred Division of Ethan Allen Furniture, where he retired in 2009 due to the plant’s closure.

Rick was a very active member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church where he was the lay leader and a board member. He was also a lay speaker for the churches in the Ceres/Shinglehouse/Millport Charge. Rick also spoke at other area churches. 

He was a life member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department having formerly served as fire chief and had also held many other offices. 

He was a board member and driver for the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, having driven for over 300 calls last year. 

He was currently serving on the Shinglehouse Borough Council where he was the chairman of the Finance Committee. 

Rick was a member of the Oswayo Valley Historical Society in Shinglehouse and the Bolivar Golf Club. 

He loved to hunt, fish, and trap, especially with his son and grandsons. He loved to golf every day that he was able. Rick’s commitment to his community was unwavering.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Mark L. (Dayle) James of Shinglehouse; two grandsons, Trenton R. James and Corey L. James, both of Shinglehouse; a niece, Jane M. Perkins of Shinglehouse; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, Rick was predeceased by a sister, Deloris E. Evingham.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Members of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department and the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association will assemble to pay their respects at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home.

Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 296, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Rick, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Neal D. Clark, 61, of Gifford, PA.

Smethport - Neal D. Clark, 61, of Gifford, died unexpectedly, Friday (September 26, 2014), at his residence in Gifford PA.

He was born April 7, 1953 in Bremerton, Washington, a son of Byron and Constance L. Dramer Clark. On June 14, 1986, in the United Methodist Church of Smethport, he married Sandra D. Flickinger, who survives.

Mr. Clark was a graduate of A.C. Valley High School of Foxburg, PA and attended Slippery Rock University.

Neal worked in the lab at International Waxes of Farmers Valley, PA.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the United States Golf Association (USGA).

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: one son: Benjamin Ruggles of DuBois, PA
one sister: Shereen (Terry) Stiehler of Karns City, PA one brother: Kevin (Penny) Clark of Parker, PA, and nephews Patrick (Michelle) Clark of West Sunbury, PA and Terry (Lisa) Stiehler of Butler, PA, Matthew and Joshua Flickinger of Mt. Jewett, PA and niece: Marcy Flickinger of Mt. Jewett, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 4 at 11:00 am from the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor, officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, PA, or the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

GAME COMMISSION ACQUIRES LANDS

GAME COMMISSION ACQUIRES LANDS
Three tracts total about 170 acres.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved three real-estate deals that will add 170 acres to the state game lands system. The commissioners approved the purchase of a 163-acre tract in Archbald Borough, Lackawanna County.

The tract is forested with mixed northern hardwoods, and perhaps most importantly, provides critical access to State Game Lands 307 from Business Route 6.

The seller, D & L Realty Co., is excepting and reserving any oil and gas beneath the tract, as well as the rights to explore for, develop and reduce the oil and gas. The Game Commission will pay a $357,500 lump sum for the tract, with funds coming from third-party commitments for compensation of habitat and recreational losses that occurred on state game lands from previously approved projects.

Additionally today, the board voted to accept the donation of about 6.6 acres abutting State Game Lands 96 in Jackson and Plum townships, Venango County.
The property, which is mostly forested with mixed hardwoods and has two small openings of about one-half acre in size, is being donated by Lucy M. Daris. The tract is accessed from Sunville Road.

The board also voted today to settle a boundary dispute that will add about 0.32 acres to State Game Lands 216 in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County.
Under the settlement, the Game Commission would pay Constance Feldman $155,000 for the land, and Feldman’s two adult children would be granted the right to occupy the house located on the property for the rest of their adult lives, so long as one or both use it as their residence.
The settlement stems from a dispute over the property boundary and encroachment.

Roulette Area Daisy/Brownie Troop Meeting Tonight At Roulette Fire Hall From 6 to 7


TOWN OF ADDISON (WENY) - An Addison man is dead and another charged with felony DWI

http://www.weny.com/news/All/addison-man-died-in-dwi-crash092914

CONGRATULATIONS SANDY (LEET) JOHNSON, PORT ALLEGANY HIGH SCHOOL'S 'ALUMNI OF THE MONTH' FOR OCTOBER


We are proud of our alumni legacy. Over the past 180 years, many remarkable individuals have walked through the halls of Port Allegany schools. We think these people have fascinating stories to tell, and we want to share some those stories here with you. May all of our alumni know how honored we are to know you; you are always welcome here at “home.”

Leaving a Legacy
We are very pleased to showcase noteworthy individuals who have left a fine legacy and defined the very essence of what and who we are — those who have made us better simply because they were here.

Alumni of the Month - Sandra (Leet) JohnsonAlumni of the Month - Sandra (Leet) Johnson
Year of Graduation
1975

What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?
Since graduation, I married Rick Johnson and moved to Hawaii for 4 years before settling our 3 children back in our home town of Port Allegany. While in Hawaii, I continued my dance education at The Rosalie Woodsen Dance Academy located in Aiea, Hawaii. I remain a student of the art by means of conventions and workshops.
In 1985 I opened my own studio which is still going strong. I am also proud to announce the birth of my first grandchild, Trey Jr. who lives in Philadelphia with his parents Trey (my youngest son) and Tina Johnson. My daughter, Kylie, lives in Mercersburg, PA and works in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Brett, my oldest child lives and works in Schenectady, NY
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Where do you currently live?
Port Allegany, PA

Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?
I would be remiss if I didn't mention my all-time favorite. He was not a high school teacher but my elementary physical education teacher, Jerry Stayer. He would spend extra time teaching me acro pairing and I learned that I could trust him and myself.
I do have a favorite teacher who taught 7th grade math. Clara Sweeney made math fun, especially for a student like myself that was not very good at the subject yet pulled off a perfect score on the mid-term.

What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?
My fondest memory of Port Allegany High School has to be the many hours in the gym on early Saturday mornings for what we called recreation. Half of the gym would be set up with tumbling mats and balance beam, trampoline, rings, uneven bars, etc. The other part normally would have a basketball game going on half court.