Ulysses fire and ambulance were dispatched for a one vehicle crash
On February 7 at 10:42 pm. Ulysses fire and ambulance were dispatched for a one vehicle crash with unknown injuries on Rt. 49 West near the transfer station. The Westbound lane is blocked.
UPDATE: EMS WAS CANCELLED DUE TO NO INJURIES.
Shinglehouse Ambulance was dispatched for a head injury
On February 7 at 8:02 pm. Shinglehouse Ambulance was dispatched to S. Oswayo St. for a child with a head injury at the gymnasium. The Shinglehouse Fire Dept. was dispatched to secure a landing zone for Stat medevac 12 at the high school.
Penn State Extension will be offering in person Food Safety Training for Producer Growers in Northwestern, Pennsylvania.
This training will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the Penn State Extension Mercer County office, 463 N. Perry Highway, Mercer, PA 16137-0530 from 8:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost to attend the program is $30. (Cost reduced with support from the PA Department of Agriculture)
Who is this for? Fruit growers, vegetable growers, individuals required to satisfy the (FSMA) Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in Section 112.223(c), individuals interested in learning about the FSMA, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety.More
Penn State Extension Energy Team to Offer Webinars on Large-Scale Solar
Much of the history of Pennsylvania can be tied back to the production of energy. Initially, coal was “king.” Oil production brought an abundance of wealth and further changes to the landscape. With the advent of unconventional drilling and Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania again became a leader in energy production. Pennsylvania is currently the second largest energy-producing state behind Texas.
Pennsylvania’s natural resources have been a vital part of its economy and have offered employment for millions across the Commonwealth. Where Pennsylvania has fallen behind is in the production of electricity through renewable energy. Commonly this type of renewable energy is dominated by wind and solar. Currently, electricity in Pennsylvania produced by solar arrays is under 1%, while other states are nearing or have surpassed 10%.More
CNB Bank Donates to Dickinson Center’s New St. Marys Building Project
ST. MARYS, Pa (February 3, 2023)—Dickinson Center, Inc., an affiliate of Journey Health System, received a $75,000 commitment from CNB Bank to support their new building in St. Marys. CNB Bank has pledged $15,000 per year for the next five years for this project.
Guy Signor, president and CEO of Journey Health System stated, “CNB continues to support regional projects throughout our rural communities that would otherwise go unfunded and may be unable to be achieved by many of their nonprofit partners like Dickinson Center. The new building will be a centerpiece for Dickinson Center’s programs in St. Marys. It is our goal to make sure the building fits into and beautifies the downtown St. Marys’ area, where it will be constructed. We are thankful to the people of St. Marys for their patience as we have experienced delays in the development of this project due to changes in scope and issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. We believe we are now back on track and moving forward with our development plans.”More
PROJECTS EXPLORE CWD IN PENNSYLVANIA
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – an always-fatal and untreatable neurological disease affecting white-tailed deer and elk – continues to expand across Pennsylvania.
But it’s not going unchallenged. Several research initiatives launching this year aim to increase understanding of CWD and develop tools to confront it.
The first project will look at the impact of CWD on deer in Bedford and Fulton counties, which have produced about 90% of known CWD-positive deer since the disease’s discovery in Pennsylvania in 2012.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission, in cooperation with the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s (Penn Vet) Wildlife Futures Program, will capture and outfit deer with GPS collars over three years starting this winter. Deer will be monitored to examine their fates.
“Although it is unfortunate that CWD is now found in about one of every five hunter-harvested adult deer in these counties, these circumstances do provide a higher probability of capturing, marking and monitoring individual CWD-infected deer,” said Andrea Korman, the Game Commission’s CWD Section Supervisor. “It will give us insight into the effects of CWD on Pennsylvania’s deer population.”
A second project with the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Penn State University will use modeling to investigate how CWD may affect future deer populations and what actions can be taken to reduce any negative effects.More
Route 405 Closed in Watsontown Borough and Turbot Township, Northumberland County
Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised that both lanes of Route 405 (Dickson Avenue) are closed between Route 44 (Main Street) in Watsontown Borough and Route 1007 (Susquehanna Trail) in Turbot Township, Northumberland County, due to a vehicle crash.
A detour using Route 44 and Susquehanna Trail is in place. The roadway is expected to be closed for several hours.
Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect travel delays, and drive with caution.
UPMC Express Care at UPMC Cole Closed Feb. 7, 2023
Due to unforeseen circumstances, UPMC Express Care, 1001 E. 2nd St., Coudersport, will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 7.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Patients are advised to contact their primary care provider for guidance and seek care for any medical emergencies at UPMC Cole.
George and Marcia Pancio Scholarship Fund established at CRCF
OLEAN, N.Y., February 1, 2023 — George Pancio is maybe most remembered for his famous portrayals of Santa Claus both locally and nationally, but outside of the red suit, he dedicated himself wholly to Olean schools and the community.
Pancio, born and raised in Olean and a 1952 graduate of Olean High School, served as principal in several Olean schools and served many years as assistant superintendent. He was inducted into the Olean High School Wall of Fame in 2005.
His dedication to the district ran so deep that he even demonstrated it through his car’s license plate, which for decades read “OHS ONE.”
To honor and continue Pancio’s impact on the school district, the Pancio family recently established the George and Marcia Pancio Scholarship at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.More
UPMC Therapist: Relationships and Your Health
Jacquelyn Baker, LCSW
Behavioral Health, UPMC
Positive relationships with family members, friends, and your community are beneficial to your overall health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that social connectedness promotes making healthy choices plus the ability to cope with anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma.
Valentine’s Day, a holiday centered around romance and relationships, is a great reminder to check in with the state of your overall social wellbeing.
Your Social Check-UpMore
Acting 101: Learn the Fundamentals of Acting
Calling all thespians! So you’ve never acted before but would love to? Come learn the essential skills needed to be on the stage. Even if you are not a novice, this is an excellent opportunity to refresh those skills and learn something new to add to your repertoire, such as improvisation or different techniques. The local theatrical group, Potter-McKean Players, has plans to offer productions in the upcoming months. This course will teach you what you need to be ready for those auditions.
This 4-part course will be taught by local director Paul Herzig and actor Jared Empson, of Eliot Ness Fest fame. The classes will take place on Tuesdays, March 7 – March 28, 2023 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost of the course is $25 per person. Class size is limited, so register today at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 274-4877.
Owlett Says Nearly $275,000 in Grants Awarded to Fire, EMS Companies in Tioga County
HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford) today announced that fire and ambulance companies in Tioga County will collectively receive $272,110 in state grants thanks to the state’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program.
“Our fire and EMS personnel risk their lives daily to ensure the safety of our communities, and that mission has become more difficult as costs increase,” Owlett said. “These grants are one way the state seeks to support these vital responders.”
The grants are awarded through an ongoing program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC). All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue. All companies that apply and meet requirements outlined by OSFC receive funding.
Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt. In order to receive funding, recipients must file a grant agreement with OSFC.
The grants were awarded as follows:
- Big Elm Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Inc.: $12,106.88.
- Blossburg Fireman’s Ambulance Association: $10,000.
- Blossburg Volunteer Fire Department: $12,352.51.
- Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Company: $12,598.14.
- Clymer Township Volunteer Hose Company: $12,352.51.
- Crary Hose Company: $13,335.03.
- Elkland Borough Volunteer Fire Department: $12,843.77.
- Knoxville Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company: $13,089.40.
- Lawrenceville Fire Department: $12,843.77.
- Lawrenceville Fireman’s Ambulance Association Inc.: $10,000.
- Mansfield Firemens Ambulance Association: $10,000.
- Mansfield Hose Company: $13,089.40.
- Middlebury Ambulance Association Inc.: $10,000.
- Middlebury Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $12,598.14.
- Millerton Volunteer Fire Department: $15,000.
- Morris Firemans Ambulance Association Inc. $10,000.
- Morris Township Fire Company: $12,106.88.
- Nelson Volunteer Fire Company Inc.: $11,861.25.
- Sabinsville Firemens Ambulance Association: $10,000.
- Tioga Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $12,106.88.
- Tioga Volunteer Firemens Ambulance Association Inc.: $10,000.
- Wellsboro Firemens Ambulance Association: $10,000.
- Wellsboro Volunteer Fire Department: $13,826.29.
GARAGE FIRE QUICKLY SPREADS TO HOME – BOTH DESTROYED
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MIDDLEBURY CENTER, PA – Flames that broke out in an attached garage in Middlebury Center quickly consumed the garage and spread to the house on Sunday evening, Sunday February 5, 2023.
The fire was reported around 6:24 PM and fire crews from Middlebury, Wellsboro and RIT from Elkland immediately headed out the reported garage fire at 11014 Route 287.
A member of the Middlebury fire personnel was already on scene when the first call for help went out as the garage and a section of the home were already ablaze.
At 6:28 PM a second alarm was requested as both the garage and house went up in flames. The second alarm brought fire crews from Mansfield, Tioga, and Little Marsh to assist with battling the blaze. Blossburg’s Rehab trailer was also requested to the scene.
Route 287 was closed down so firefighters could work at extinguishing the burning structures and keeping the flames from spreading to a nearby building.
FNN was told a number of pets were gathered up and a few of the family’s dogs had ran off during the fire. Nearby neighbors were able to assist with rescuing the animals. At this time, it is believed all pets, including a pig were rescued.
The fire was brought under control around 7:00 PM and was reported out at 7:21 PM.
Fire crews were cleared from the scene around 8:50 PM.
It was reported to FNN that both the garage and house were a total loss. The American Red Cross was notified as three adults were said to have lost their home.
According to records, the 58-year-old home was owned by Rebecca Coolidge.
A GoFundMe link has been set up to help those who lost everything in this fire by Andrew Lee. Anyone wishing to assist can click on the following link to make a donation of any amount;
If FNN receives any other information on this incident or any other fundraiser events, we will add that information to this article.
Amazing work by all firefighters, as well as, neighbors who came over to help the family
ServSafe Food Safety Certification
ServSafe is a certification program developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The course meets certification requirements for individuals who are responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, elder care facilities, lodges, bed and breakfasts, community centers, and other food concessions (organizations or businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis).
This course, taught by Rick Kralj, Penn State Educator, is scheduled for Mondays, March 6 and March 13, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $185/person. The registration deadline is Monday, February 27th. To register, call (877) 489-1398 or go to http://extension.psu.edu/food-safety/serv-safe.
Wildcat Weekly Highlights Jan. 30-Feb. 5
This week’s Penn College Sports Update 25 contains news about former Port Allegany High student Rosey Thomas.
3 Penn College teams post wins, 3 esports teams ready to start
Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers posted a 3-0 week and the women’s and men’s basketball teams both picked up victories last week, while three esports teams are set to get into action this week.More
PFBC BOATING ADVISORY BOARD URGES LIFE JACKET WEAR DURING WINTER ‘FREEZE-THAW’ CYCLE
HARRISBURG, Pa. (February 6) – During a meeting of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Boating Advisory Board today, members urged boaters to abide by the cold weather life jacket requirement, especially during the recurring “freeze-thaw” cycle happening across Pennsylvania.
This is the period, common during late winter, where air temperatures become warmer during the day, but water temperatures remain frigid. During these changes in weather conditions, boating activity increases, but many boaters, especially new boaters, do not realize the danger presented by cold water.
In January, the PFBC announced that the annual Mandatory Cold Weather Life Jacket Requirement, which was enacted in 2012, has resulted in fewer boating incidents that resulted in fatalities over its first decade in effect. Under the requirement, all boaters on boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe, kayak, or standup paddleboard, must wear a life jacket from November 1 through April 30. Boating accident data has revealed that while the number of boating accidents during the cold weather months has remained comparable over the 10-year period, fatalities during the cold weather months have been reduced by approximately 50%.
Biden-Harris Administration Delivers on its Promises to Invest in Rural People, Climate-Smart Solutions, and America’s Food System
Feb 06, 2023
Ahead of the 2023 State of the Union address, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today highlighted the ways the Biden-Harris Administration is delivering on its promises to build a better America and rebuild the backbone of the country, the middle class.
“At USDA, we understand that rural communities are strong, and we are proud to help keep rural people healthy, kids educated, and local entrepreneurs powered and connected through assistance tailored specifically for the people of rural America,” Torres Small said. “By championing the vision of rural leaders, we help drive the kind of economic security, innovation and prosperity that impacts our entire nation. Under the leadership of President Biden, Vice President Harris and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, USDA remains committed to supporting opportunities for rural people to build brighter futures, because we know when rural people thrive, America thrives.”
Here is a look at USDA Rural Development’s actions in 2022 to rebuild our economy and rural communities, minimize impacts of climate change, create good-paying jobs for American workers, and invest in our families.More