Friday January 5, 2018

 

 

Thursday’s high, 17; Overnight low -2; no new snow

FRI-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH, +5, WC -27

FRI NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, LOW -5

SAT-MOSTLY SUNNY, WINDY HIGH +5; WC -30

SAT NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, LOW -5

SUN-CLOUDY, WARMER HIGH 19

SUN NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 15

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Most area schools cancelled classes today….Potter County Senior Centers and some libraries are closed…..PennDot is urging motorists to prepare for winter driving ….102nd PA Farm Show begins Saturday in Harrisburg…Fugitive from justice in Missouri apprehended in Elk County….State police in two counties…arrested three motorists for DUI

Obituary: Axel Strang, Smethport

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As a result of the bitter cold weather, these area schools have cancelled classes for today:Austin (no evening activities), Bradford, Coudersport, Galeton, Hebron Center Christian School, Kane, Northern Potter, Oswayo Valley, Port Allegany, ,Smethport and St. Marys.

Potter County Senior Centers (used blizzard boxes),Oswayo Valley Memorial Library and Roulette Community library and recycling center both today and Saturday.

Right on cue, PennDot is urging motorists to prepare their vehicles and take time to familiarize themselves with winter safety laws as part of Pennsylvania’s Winter Driving Awareness Week, which runs January 7-13.

Drivers should prepare their vehicles by having a trusted mechanic check the cooling system, battery, hoses, drive belts, tires and wiper blades to ensure they are in good condition and functioning properly.”

Drivers should also frequently check all fluid levels, lights and wiper blades as well as tires which should be also be examined often for the correct level of air pressure and adequate tire-tread depth to perform on ice and snow.

Finally, the traveling public should also prepare or restock a vehicle emergency kit. The kit should contain items such as non-perishable food, water, first-aid supplies, warm clothes, a blanket, cell phone charger and a small snow shovel. Motorists should tailor their kits to any specific needs that they or their families have such as baby supplies, extra medication and pet supplies.

Motorists should also be aware that all vehicles should be fully clear of ice and snow before winter travel. If snow or ice is dislodged or falls from a moving vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing death or serious bodily injury, the operator of that vehicle could receive a $200 to $1,000 fine.

When winter weather does occur, PennDOT asks drivers to be extra cautious around operating snow-removal equipment. When encountering a plow truck, drivers should:

Stay at least six car lengths behind an operating plow truck and remember that the main plow is wider than the truck.

Be alert since plow trucks generally travel much more slowly than other traffic.

When a plow truck is traveling toward you, move as far away from the center of the road as is safely possible, and remember that snow can obscure the actual snow plow width.

Never try to pass or get between several trucks plowing side by side in a “plow train.” The weight of the snow thrown from the plow can quickly cause smaller vehicles to lose control, creating a hazard for nearby vehicles.

Never travel next to a plow truck since there are blind spots where the operator can’t see and they can occasionally be moved sideways when hitting drifts or heavy snowpack.

Keep your lights on to help the operator better see your vehicle. Also remember that under Pennsylvania state law, vehicle lights must be on every time a vehicle’s wipers are on due to inclement weather.

In addition to driving safely around plows, motorists are urged to drive according to conditions. If motorists encounter snow or ice-covered roads, they should slow down, increase their following distance and avoid distractions. Last winter in Pennsylvania, preliminary data shows that there were 252 crashes resulting in 129 injuries on snowy, slushy or ice-covered roadways where aggressive-driving behaviors such as speeding or making careless lane changes were factors.

To help make decisions as to whether to travel during winter weather, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 major roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Chck My Route” tool.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

PennDOT has created a Winter Safety media center including social-media sized graphics highlighting winter driving preparations and operations at www.penndot.gov in the “Media Center” under the “Connect With Us” footer.

For more information on safe winter travel, an emergency kit checklist and information on PennDOT’s winter operations including a video, visit PennDOT.gov/winter. Additinal winter driving and other highway safety information is available at PennDOT.gov/safety.

Follow the conversation by using #PAWinter on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.

 

The frigid weather can mean only one thing—it’s Farm Show time. The 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show begins this Saturday in Harrisburg. This year’s theme is “Strength in our Diversity.” State Agricultural Secretary Russell Redding said there will be displays in each hall celebrating diversity across the state’s agriculture industry, from food and different types of agricultural activities to multiculturalism amongst the farming population.

One of the new events at this year’s farm show is the calving corner, where throughout the week visitors can see live births of cows and veterinarians at work.

As calves are born at the farm show they will be recorded on these boards, which are on display around the calving corner area of the farm show.

Admission is free and parking is $15 in all Farm Show Complex-operated lots. The annual Farm Show boasts over 6,000 animals, hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, hundreds of contests and demonstrations, and one 1,000-pound butter sculpture! Click each day below, for the full schedule of events and happenings.

Friday, January 5: 12 PM – 9 PM

(food court only)

Saturday, January 6: 8 AM – 9 PM

Sunday, January 7: 8  AM – 8 PM

Monday, January 8: 8 AM – 9 PM Tuesday, January 9: 8 AM – 9 PM

Wednesday, January 10: 8 AM – 9 PM

Thursday, January 11: 8 AM – 9 PM

Friday, January 12: 8 AM – 9 PM

Saturday, January 13: 8 AM – 5 PM

2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA 17110

PHONE: 717-787-2905

 

Ridgway based state police apprehended a fugitive from justice during a traffic stop last evening at the intersection of North Broad Street and Allenhurst Avenue in that town. Justin Madejrich, 25 of Buffalo, NY was pulled over for alleged multiple traffic violations just after 6:00 pm. During the stop, troopers discovered he was wanted in Jackson County Missouri for drug possession and delivery. Police say they are also investigating suspected illegal activity in Elk County. Madejrich was taken into custody and committed to the Elk County prison awaiting extradition to Missouri.

 

State police at Coudersport and Mansfield have recently arrested motorists for DUI. Glenn Houser, 38, of Manhoy City, PA was cited by troopers at Coudersrport when he was pulled over for a traffic violation December 20 on |oute 6 just east of Mill Street in Galeton.

 

Matthew Gordon of Sault Sainte Marie, MI has been charged with DUI in connection to a collision on November 17 on Mann Hill Road in Tioga, PA. And, Angela Beard, 29 of Elmira was cited after being stopped just before 4:00 am December 9 on Route 328 in Jackson Township, Tioga County. Troopers allege when they interviewed Beard, they determined she had been driving under the influence of alcohol….

 Axel Alan Strang, 58, of Smethport, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (January 2, 2018) at his residence.He was born Sept. 20, 1959 in Kane, a son of Harold A. and Grace C. Safstrom Strang.Mr. Strang was a 1977 graduate of Smethport Area High School and attended Mansfield University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree.Mr. Strang worked as a custodian at the Smethport Area High School. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Smethport and a Son of the American Legion. He loved running, his family and friends.He is survived by:three sisters: Roxana L. Strang of Wilmington, DE, Jane B. (Philip) Anderson of Paulden, AZ and Susan M. (James) Snyder of Akron, OH,one brother: Edward R. (Edith) Strang of Middlesex, NJHe also was the beloved uncle of eight nieces and and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.Visitation will be held on Friday from 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at 11 AM, with the Rev. Rob Hernan, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Smethport, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.Memorial donations, if desired, are going to be made into a scholarship in Axel’s name at the Smethport Area High School, and should be forwarded to Roxana Strang, 105 Congressional Drive, Apt. D, Wilmington, DE 19807. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Thursday January 4, 2017

Wednesday’s high 15; Overnight low, 6; no snow

THU-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 15

THU NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERSCOLDER WITH LOW AROUND -5

FRI-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH, +5

FRI- NIGHTCLOUDY CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, VERY COLD, LOW OF-10

SAT-MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN PARTLY SUNNY, HIGH 0

SAT NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW -5 (WC -20)

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Unemployment went up in four out of five counties served by Black Forest Broadcasting….Step Outdoors program in Potter and Tioga Counties expanded…..Coudersport couple arrested for growing pot…..Harassment charge filed against Coudersport woman…Roulette Township looking for an auditor…..Slippery roads contributed to several area crashes….St. Marys woman arrested for stiffing Fox Township business….

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Unemployment went up between October and November in four out of the five counties served by Black Forest Broadcasting according to figures just released by the state department of  Labor and Industry. Potter County’s rate went up from 5.7% to 6.3%; McKean’s increased from to 5.7; Tioga County’s increased to 5.9 from 5.4% and Elk saw a slight uptick from 4.4 to 4.5%. Cameron County which has often had the worst percentage realized a decrease from 6.6% to 6.4%.Adams  County had the best rate in Pennsylvania for the period, 3.5% while Forest County was was at the bottom with 7.0%. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania’s jobless rate was 4.6% while the national figure was 4.1%.

photo by John Eaton
Hikers watch as the first runner passes by. Despite the nine-degree temperature, seven runners took part in the First Day 5K  at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road near Wellsboro, immediately followed by 32 adults and children plus two dogs who participated in the First Day Guided Hike.

The 2018 Step Outdoors Winter Outings series continues in Toga and Potter counties with free outdoor activities this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Jan. 6 and 7 and 8, Thursday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Jan. 13, 14 and 15.

Thursday Night Runs are on Jan. 4, 11, 18 & The Tyoga Running Club is hosting Thursday Night Runs beginning this Thursday ,Jan. 4 and continuing on Jan. 11, 18 and 25. They are free and open to the public. Meet at the Packer Park parking lot behind the Wellsboro Senior Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro to go on a one-hour run beginning at 6 p.m. no matter what the weather conditions. Wearing a headlamp is recommended. There are different pace groups with varying distances for runners of all ages and ability levels. For information, email run4trc@gmail.com or visit www.Facebook.com/tyogarunningclub. To learn more about all Winter Outings events or for updates, trail conditions, directions and more, visit www.stepoutdoors.com or call 570-724-0635 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

 

Snowshoe Hike at Mill Cove on Jan. 6 (At 10 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 6, a brief introduction to snowshoeing will be held at the main pavilion at the Mill Cove Environmental Area at 2317 Mill Creek Road, Tioga in Tioga County. Immediately following will be a free 1.5-mile, 1.5-hour guided snowshoe or regular hike and a 4.5-mile, 3-hour guided snowshoe or regular hike that includes a fairly steep climb. A limited number of snowshoes will be available free of charge for people to use if there is enough snow. Those who have snowshoes are encouraged to bring them. At 9:15 a.m. meet Daryl Warren at Packer Park at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro to carpool to Mill Cove or to drive there take North Main Street in Mansfield, turn onto Decker Street and proceed up Pickle Hill Road for about 5 miles, turn left onto Mill Creek Road and continue west, proceed through the gate and travel one-quarter of a mile to the main pavilion on the right. For more information, contact Marilyn Jones at 570-549-2794 or jones_mk@yahoo.com.

 

Eagle Watch is Jan. 6  at 1 p.m., a free one-hour Eagle Watch led by local expert Matt West will begin at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Connecting Channel Overlook at the Tioga-Hammond Dam. This is one of the best spots in the area to see bald eagles. Those who have binoculars are encouraged to bring them. A limited number of spotting scopes and binoculars will be available. West will talk about the life of the bald eagle, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s reintroduction program, how to identify this raptor and areas where people can go to see them on Hammond, Tioga and Cowanesque lakes and other locations in Tioga County. For information, call the Ives Run Visitor Information Center at 570-835-5281. To get to the overlook, take Route 287 north for 17 miles, turn right onto South Main Street in Tioga Borough, drive to the end of the street, wind past the park entrance gate and drive to the top of the hill until the road ends at the overlook parking lot.

 

Sunday Funday Snow Biking on Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 (Oswald Cycle Works is sponsoring the free Mountain and Snow Bike Riding Series, which begins this Sunday, Jan. 7 and continues on Jan. 14, 21 and 28. These rides will start at 9 a.m. at the USGS Northern Appalachian Research Branch at 176 Straight Run Road, just off Route 6 in Asaph, eight miles west of Wellsboro. The rides last two to three hours and the routes are always different to keep them interesting. For weekly updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/OswaldCycleWorks/ or contact Tom Oswald at 570-662-3097.

 

Snowman Building & Snow Art or Snowless Activities are on Jan. From 1-3 p.m., this Sunday, Jan. 7, families and friends are invited to build a snowman and use the snow as a blank canvas to create snow art. Everything is free, including materials and hot beverages. If there is no snow, participate in the Hoop It Up and Ice Maker contests, go on a scavenger hunt, make a winter craft to take home or play tic-tac-toe. This event will be at the Stephenhouse Pavilion at the Ives Run Recreation Area on Hammond Lake. The park entrance is 14 miles north of Wellsboro on Route 287. For information, call leader Debbie Calkins at 570-662-3968.

 

Weekly Hikes are on Jan. 8, 13 and 15 (Daryl Warren, local hiking guru and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources volunteer leads the free Weekly Hiking Series. The hikes are held year-round on Mondays and Saturdays. Warren will lead hikes on Monday, Jan. 8 through Monday, Feb. 26 as part of the Winter Outings series. The hikes range from easy (Pine Creek Rail Trail) to strenuous (narrow, steep mountain trails), short (3 miles) to lengthy (12 miles). Each week, hikers will meet at the parking lot at Packer Park behind the Wellsboro Senior Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro to carpool to the hike location. Warren ranks each hike on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 the hardest. “My hiking speed averages 1.7 miles per hour,” he said. “If necessary, the pace will be set slower. The time listed for each hike is the actual hiking time. It does not include shuttling to and from trailheads.” This coming Monday, Jan. 8, Warren will lead an 8.6-mile, 5-hour hike on Larry’s Loop. He rates it as a 3 based on its length. At 8 a.m., meet Warren at Packer Park to carpool to Larry’s Loop. On Saturday, Jan. 13, Warren will lead a 3-mile, 2-hour hike on Hamilton Lake loop. He rates this as a 2 because it is on mostly level terrain and has one short bushwhack. At 9 a.m., meet Warren at Packer Park to carpool to Hamilton Lake Loop. On Monday, Jan. 15, Warren will lead a 6-mile, 3.5-hour hike on Bee Tree Ski Trail. He rates this as a 3.5 because of its length. This hike is on mostly level terrain and has one moderate climb. At 9 a.m., meet Warren at Packer Park to carpool to the Bee Tree Ski Trail. To receive detailed information about the hikes and to sign up for weekly updates, email Daryl at rindercella@epix.net or call him at 570-724-7721 or 570-439-3739.

 

Family Climbing Day is Saturday, Jan. 13 at Mansfield University On Saturday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginners, including adults and children of all ages under adult supervision, can experience the climbing wall with guidance at Mansfield University’s Kelchner Fitness Center at 80 Clinton Street. All gear is provided free. For information, contact Amy DeLozier at 570-662-4865.

 

Winter in the Lumber Camp on Sunday, Jan. 14  From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, visit the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum at 5660 Route 6, Galeton in Potter County. Bring a sled and slide on the hills and make a snowman and then warm up with some hot beverages in the program room. If there is enough ice on the pond and snow, cross-country skis, snowshoes and ice skates will be provided and volunteer instructors will show beginners, both adults and children under adult supervision, how to use them. At 1 p.m., go on a short, guided hike or snowshoe hike on the Sustainable Forestry Trail. Equipment and instruction is free to use for these free activities. Those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it. Museum admission and snacks are available for a nominal cost. For more information, call 1-814-435-2652.

 

FMI: 

To learn more about all Winter Outings events. almost all of them free, or for updates, trail conditions, directions and more, visit http://www.stepoutdoors.org or call 570-724-0635 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

 

Roulette Township is looking for a resident of the township that would be interested in being appointed to the auditor position. Preference would be accounting skills but not necessary. If you have any interest in the position please respond by contacting the township office by January 19, 2018 by 4 p.m. The supervisors will then hold a special meeting specific to the appointment of the auditor position.

A Coudersport couple has  been arrested for growing pot. State police when they searched property on Rocky Lane in Ulysses Township last June 28 on a report of marijuana growing there, they found nine plants and drug paraphernalia. Kenneth Ruppert Jr and Pamela Ann Ruppert have been charged with criminal conspiracy, manufacturing marijuana, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A harassment charge has been filed against  Coudersport woman for an incident allegedly taking place early New Year’s morning in the borough. Authorities claim Sabrina Pekarski slapped a woman during an argument at a house at 402 Dwight Street.

A St. Marys man escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash in Keating Township, Potter County at around 4:00 am December 31. Troopers report Devin Huss was going south on Route 155 when his Dodge Dart slid to the other side of the road and struck a road sign.

State police charged Travis Hollabaugh of James City, PA for speeding after his Ford Contour went off the West Kane Road while going west in Wetmore Township Monday morning and hit a tree. Authorities claim Hollabaugh fled the scene and did not report the accident in a timely manner.

Minor injuries were reported for a young passenger  after an SUV struck a guardrail on Route 66, also in Wetmore Township, Monday afternoon. According to state police, Adam Fesemyer  lost control of his Mitsubishi Outlander while making a right curve going downhill. On the snow and ice covered road. The vehicle slid across the road and became disabled when it hit a guardrail. Fesemyer was not hurt but a 10 year old girl was taken to Kane Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

A teenage driver from Shippenville escaped injury Monday afternoon when his Hyundai Sonata skidded across the snow and ice covered Route 66 in Wetmore Township and struck a guardrail with the front end.

Ridgway based state police  have arrested 45 year old Kimberly Shelander of St. Marys for writing a bad check in late November to a Fox Township business. Troopers allege Shelander wrote a worthless check for $729.72 to Twisted Metal Garage on November 28 and has failed to make it good despite being notified by certified mail.

Wednesday January 2, 2018

New Year’s Moon 2018–Gerri Miller

Tuesday’s high, 15; Overnight low, -12; no new snow

WED-INCREASING CLOUDS, HIGH 19

WED NIGHT-LOW 8

THU-OVERCAST, CHANCE OF FLURRIES, HIGH 15

THU NIGHT-LOW, -1

FRI-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 6

FRI NIGHT-LOW -2

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Johnsonburg man killed in Elk County collision….Speed blamed for SUV crash in Tioga County…Missing teen returns home….theft of cash and cell phone from Eldred Township home investigated…Child’s medicine stolen in Tioga County….Scarnati returned as senate president pro tempore….Residents urged to let water drip during cold spel…Goodies for Our Trooops cancels two sessions this weekend….Dog owners reminded canines need to be licensed…..

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Obituary: Daryl Frey Sr. , East Smethport

A Johnsonburg man died in a collision Tuesday afternoon in Ridgway Township. According to state police in that town, 43 year old Matthew Smith was going north on the Long Level Road when his Dodge Neon crossed into the other land and hit a Buick LeSabre driven by Robert Rakieski of Ridgway head-on. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by a deputy coroner. Rakieski was taken by ambuilanmce to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment of his injuries.

inor injuries were reported for a Rochester, NY woman whose SUV spun off of Route 15 in Bloss Township Monday afternoon. State police say Kylara Copper was speeding when her southbound GMC Envoy spun off the road and collided with a guardrail. She was able to drive to a safe spot along the west berm.

State police at Ridgway report a teenage girl who was reported missing last Friday has returned to her Weedville home, unharmed. Alexa Jade Farabaugh was driving a 2007 Ford Focus when she left home and was suspected as being in the Jamestown, NY area.

A McKean County theft is being investigated by state police at Kane. A 38 year old Eldred Township woman told state police she suspects her ex-boyfriend stole $300 and a |Samsung Galaxy 7 cell phone from her home on McCrea Brook Road last Friday afternoon. Authorities say they do not have evidence yet linking him to the crime.

Prescription medication belonging to an 8 year old Westfield boy was stolen from his home sometime between November 24 and December 3 according to state troopers in Mansfield.

Thieves  stole a traffic sign, valued at $25, from the Water Street Extension in Ridgway Township between December 20 and 30. Two other signs were damaged to the tune of $90.

Several agencies are taking precautions due to the frigid temperatures we’re experiencing. Coudersport Borough Manager Bev Morris says if you normally have a small stream of water running during cold weather to stop your water lines and or meter from freezing, now is the time.

Goodies for Our Troops announces that it’s office on Crafton Street in Wellsboro will be closed this Friday and Saturday January 5 and 6 due to the severe weather but will re-open Sunday January 7 from 1-5p. Volunteers are encouraged to contribute even an hour of time packaging goodies at that time.

The Pennsylvania Senate convened Tuesday in Harrisburg.  During the session, State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) was once again unanimously re-elected by members of the Senate to serve as President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for 2018.

his is the twelfth time Senate colleagues have elected Senator Scarnati to the third-highest constitutional office in the Commonwealth.  The Honorable Chief Justice Thomas Saylor administered the Oath of Office to Scarnati.  Following being sworn-in as President Pro Tempore, Senator Scarnati offered brief remarks.

“I thank each Member of the Senate for their trust and faith in me to lead this Chamber.  We have much that we can accomplish together in the coming year.

“In 2018 our focus should shift to important policy issues that have been left to languish in previous years due to the need to address pressing fiscal matters.  Working on property tax reform, Pennsylvania tax code changes, accountability in budgeting and improving Pennsylvania jobs climate and economy, are all important issues that can be addressed with continued dialogue.”

Senator Scarnati is currently serving his fifth term in the Senate. He was born and raised in Brockway, Jefferson County, and represents the 25th Senatorial District, which includes Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and Tioga Counties and portions of Clearfield County.

Dog owners are reminded to renew their dog license for 2018. All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed in Pennsylvania as of Jan. 1, either on an annual basis or with a lifetime license. Annual license fees vary from $6.50 to $8.50, with fee reductions for senior citizens and those owners with disabilities. Lifetime licenses, which cost $31.50 or $51.50, are available for dogs that carry identifying microchips or tattoos. These must be purchased in-person at a county treasurer’s office. All license applications require owner contact details and information about the dog’s name, age, breed and color.

Licenses are available from county treasurers’ offices and may be purchased on lineThere is a $2.00 fee for online orders, which are usually processed within one to two working days. Police agencies and dog law enforcement officers have access to the online system to facilitate return of lost dogs through license numbers. The Potter County site also offers a free service through which owners of lost pets can upload a picture and information.

Under Pennsylvania state law, owners who fail to license and/or immunize their dogs could face fines up to $300 per violation for each dog three months of age or older. In addition, owners of non-vaccinated pets may be fined p to $300 plus court costs.

Obituary:

Daryl Gottlieb Frey, Sr., 76, of East Smethport, passed away Sunday (December 31, 2017), at his residence.He was born Aug. 8, 1941 in Toledo, OH, a son of William G. and Lucy M. Noland Frey. On November 14, 1980, in Smethport, he married Debra Bishop, who survives.Mr. Frey was a graduate of Libby High School in Toledo, OH. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962.Daryl was a caregiver for many years and a family oriented man. He will be remembered as a kind person in the community that everyone knew.He was a member of PA Families, Inc., where he was chairman, was a Foster Parent for over 20 years for Beacon Light, was a member of the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport, loved the Detroit Lions and Ohio State football, was a huge Smethport Hubber fan, and was a Sports Booster member. Daryl also redistributed medical equipment for people that needed it.In addition to his wife, he is survived by:four daughters: Cheryl (Ted) Phillips, Mary (Rick) Isadore, Miranda (Andy) Johnson and Alison (Dave) Frey-Hughes,three sons: Daryl (Linda) Frey, Jr., Steve (Christy) Frey and Derek (Cassie) Frey,Twenty-one grandchildren; one sister: Janet Marshall,one brother: Dwayne Freyand several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, Daryl was preceded in death by an infant son, Daniel Frey, and two brothers, Kenny and William G. Frey, Jr.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 3, from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. Funeral and committal services will be held on Thurs., Jan. 4, at 11:00 am from the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, with the Rev. Andrew Johnson, son in law, officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138.Memorials, if desired, may be made Payable to LEEK Preserve in Daryl’s name to: LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve, 740 Ridge Rd., Lewisberry PA 17339. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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