Wednesday march 6, 2019

Black Forest Express

 

Tuesday’s high, 19; Overnight low 6; Flurries

WED-CLOUDY WITH SOME SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH 16

WED NIGHT-CLEAR WITH A FEW FLURRIES, LOW 10

THU-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 18

THU NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 14

FRI-CLOUDS INCREASE, WARMER HIGH 24

FRI NIGHT-CLOUDY, LOW 17

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Obituary: Faye Starks, Allegany, NY (Shinglehouse)

Real ID licenses are now available from PennDot….Step Outdoors says enjoy the winter weather with a variety of activities….Items stolen from Jeeps parked in Cameron and Elk Counties….

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Effective March 1 , PennDOT began  issuing REAL IDs. A federally accepted form of identification must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building starting Oct. 1, 2020. A Pennsylvania REAL ID will fulfill this requirement, as will a U.S. Passport.

Under state law, REAL ID is optional for Pennsylvania residents. PennDOT will continue to offer standard-issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs.

Pennsylvanians who have pre-verified their required documentation for obtaining a REAL ID may apply online to receive it without visiting a driver license center. PennDOT has indicated those IDs will be mailed out to recipients in 10 business days.

Residents who have not pre-verified but wish to obtain a REAL ID will be required to bring original versions or certified copies of the following documents for verification to a local driver license center:

Proof of identity, such as an original or certified copy of your birth certificate with a raised or embossed seal, or a valid U.S. passport or passport card. Birth certificates with a sticker rather than an embossed seal will not be accepted.

Proof of Social Security number by providing your Social Security card. The name on the card must match the name on your current driver license or photo identification card.

Proof of legal name changes, such as marriage certificates or court orders issued by a family court. You must have documentation to show all name changes from your original name on your birth certificate to your current name.

Proof of current, physical address, such as your current, unexpired driver license or state issued ID card, vehicle registration or utility bill. TWO forms of proof must be provided.

More information about REAL ID in Pennsylvania, including frequently asked questions and additional guidelines on documents required for REAL ID, can be found here.

 

Ol’ Man Winter continues to have his grip on the region and most are tired of the snow, ice, wind and bitter cold temperatures but  Step Outdoors PA is encouraging people to enjoy the winter weather. Winter Outings in Tioga and Potter counties continue with free events on March 9, 10 and 14, including a snowshoe or foot hike at Mill Cove near Mansfield, Charter Day at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum midway between Galeton and Coudersport on Route 6 in Potter County, a mountain or snow bike ride in Asaph, near Wellsboro and a Thursday night run in Wellsboro.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, a two-mile, family-oriented, 1.5-hour guided hike to explore the lowland trails at Mill Cove in winter will start and end at the main pavilion. It will either be a guided snowshoe hike or a hike on foot. 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. The Mill Cove Environmental Area can be accessed by traveling to North Main Street in Mansfield, turning onto Decker Street, traveling on Pickle Hill for approximately five miles, turning left onto Mill Creek Road and continuing west through the gate into Mill Cove. The main pavilion is on the right, about one-quarter of a mile from the gate.

On Sunday, March 10, admission to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is free in celebration of the Commonwealth’s 338th birthday. The museum is located midway between Galeton and Coudersport on Route 6 (GPS address: 5660 US Route 6, Ulysses, PA 16948). Charter Day commemorates the land grant made to William Penn by England’s King Charles II to settle a debt owed to Penn’s father. The land granted to Penn in 1681 eventually became the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Charter Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in March. For more information, call 1-814-435-2652.

On Sundays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31, Oswald Cycle Works is sponsoring Mountain and Snow Bike Rides starting at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Appalachian Research Branch at 176 Straight Run Road in Asaph in Shippen Township, eight miles west of Wellsboro. For weekly updates on equipment and clothing requirements based on weather conditions, contact Tom Oswald at 570-662-3097 or tom@oswaldcycleworks.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/OswalCycleWorks/.

FMI:

To learn more about all Winter Outings events, most of which are free, or for updates, trail conditions, directions and more, call 570-724-0300 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or visit https://www.stepoutdoors.org. Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga County PA.

State police investigated two thefts from motor vehicles Monday, Someone stole a black wallet, PA Drivers License, First Commonwealth Bank debit card, a Medicare insurance card and about $35 in US currency from a 2007 Jeep owned by Martin Prokop of St. Marys between 3:00 pm and 5:45 pm. The theft occurred while the vehicle was parked on Moore Hill Road in Cameron County. The crime is being investigated by state police at the Emporium barracks. Then, about five hours later, Ridgway based state police claim 34 year old Franklin Decker of Kersey took a woman’s wallet, PA drivers licnese, PA Access card and a $30 Federal Reserve note from a Jeep owned by a 23 year old St. Marys woman while it was parked along the Million Dollar Highway in Fox Township.

Obituary

Faye M. STARKS, 70, of Allegany, NY, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, died Saturday, March 3, 2019 in Hart Comfort House, Wellsville, NY.  Born August 2, 1948, in Harrison Valley, PA, she was the daughter of Mahlon and Gladys Schultz Hauber.  A graduate of Northern Potter High School, she earned a degree as a medical office assistant from BOCES.  She was employed by area nursing homes and worked as a private caregiver.  Faye retired from St. Elizabeth’s motherhouse in 2015.  She was married to Donald E. Starks, who predeceased her in 1978.  Surviving are:  seven children, Tamara Basilio of Allegany, David (Mickie) Hauber of Beaver Meadows, PA, Donald Starks of Bolivar, Mari (Garrett) Malone of Syracuse, Kimberly (Donald) Cunningham of Wellsville, Robert Starks of Independence, MO, and Brandon (Jenn) Starks of Gordon Park, PA;  15 grandchildren;  three great-grandchildren;  three brothers, Mahlon Gene (Pat) Hauber of Elmira, NY, Raymond (Gretchen) Hauber of Harrison Valley, and Robert (Monica) Hauber of North Bingham, PA;  two sisters, Shirley Mead of Westfield, PA and Mary Lou Van Etten of Harrison Valley, PA;  an aunt, Phyllis Moon of Westfield, PA;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two great-grandchildren, Liliana and A.J.;  and two brothers, Larry W. Hauber, Sr. and Bernard Hauber.  A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.  CLS Kathie Timpano will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.  Memorials may be made to Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.

 

 

BRADFORD – State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) or one of his representatives will hold office hours on Thursday, March 7, at the following locations:

 

Emporium Borough Office – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.

Services available include assisting constituents with state-related issues or concerns, assistance with driver license and vehicle registration applications, and help in filling out applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE prescription drug assistance programs.

 

 

 

People who cannot make the satellite sessions may contact Causer’s offices in Bradford at 78 Main St., first floor, telephone 814-362-4400; or Coudersport, 107 S. Main St., Room 1, telephone 814-274-9769; or Kane, 55 Fraley St., telephone 814-837-0880. Information is also available at www.RepCauser.com or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RepCauser.

 

 

 

 

Faye M. STARKS, 70, of Allegany, NY, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, died Saturday, March 3, 2019 in Hart Comfort House, Wellsville, NY.  Born August 2, 1948, in Harrison Valley, PA, she was the daughter of Mahlon and Gladys Schultz Hauber.  A graduate of Northern Potter High School, she earned a degree as a medical office assistant from BOCES.  She was employed by area nursing homes and worked as a private caregiver.  Faye retired from St. Elizabeth’s motherhouse in 2015.  She was married to Donald E. Starks, who predeceased her in 1978.  Surviving are:  seven children, Tamara Basilio of Allegany, David (Mickie) Hauber of Beaver Meadows, PA, Donald Starks of Bolivar, Mari (Garrett) Malone of Syracuse, Kimberly (Donald) Cunningham of Wellsville, Robert Starks of Independence, MO, and Brandon (Jenn) Starks of Gordon Park, PA;  15 grandchildren;  three great-grandchildren;  three brothers, Mahlon Gene (Pat) Hauber of Elmira, NY, Raymond (Gretchen) Hauber of Harrison Valley, and Robert (Monica) Hauber of North Bingham, PA;  two sisters, Shirley Mead of Westfield, PA and Mary Lou Van Etten of Harrison Valley, PA;  an aunt, Phyllis Moon of Westfield, PA;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two great-grandchildren, Liliana and A.J.;  and two brothers, Larry W. Hauber, Sr. and Bernard Hauber.  A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.  CLS Kathie Timpano will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.  Memorials may be made to Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com