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FDA WARNING on Wawona pkging. Those nice frozen berry and mixed berry packages have all been recalled due to hepatitis A infection risk.

Season's Choice Raspberries (frozen): 12 ounce bags, "best by" date of June, 10, 2021, August 1,2021 and August 23, 2021. "Product of Chile." UPC Code: 0 41498 12419 9 o Season's Choice Berry Medley (frozen) containing raspberries: 16 ounce bags, "best by" date of July 17, 2021, July 20, 2021 and July 22, 2021. "Product of USA, Chile." UPC Code: 0 41498 31344 9 Raley's:


Dog owners be aware of the new dog law protecting animals in PA dog tethering in extreme temperatures is illegal as is it illegal for a tethered dog to be left unattended outdoors for more than nine hours within a 24-hour period.

Under Libre's Law, a dog cannot be left leashed for longer than 30 minutes in cold weather temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheint or above 90.

Animal cruelty can NOW be punished by from 90 days in jail and a $300 fine to seven years in jail and a $15,000 fine.

Abused animals MUST be taken from the owner.

Horses are now covered by cruelty law.

----------Sandy Hook Parents Sue Remington------------

In a severe blow to the guns before everything lobby and the NRA, the Supreme Court has approved suing a gun manufacturer for the first time over a gun massacre. The gun lobby made a massive effort to block this suit.

-----------------------Vaping damage cause found---------------------------

CDC says Vitamin E acetate is cause of inflamation triggered by vaping. The additive is found in some THC products but also in Juul mint flavor.

-----------------------Sheriff candidate Pape---------------------------

Paul J. Pape (56) lost twice this week, both to incumbent sheriff Carl J. Gotwald, Sr. (R) 7k to 1k, and he was also bound over for trial by Magistrate Mizerock on charges of charges of indecent assault, official oppression and obstruction of the administration of law or other government function. Pape is free on $30k bail. Jeff Co. sherriff candidate charged with various sex and misconduct crimes by State Atty. Gen. Josh Shapiro.

----------------------------Big Buck Contests----------------------------

Prizes for whte tail deer photos. I am working on this and will add new links as I confirm them. Although I can't guarantee these are legitimate they seem OK. Enter at your own risk. I would caution against entering contests with a fee.

Email me with any corrections or additions pressone@gmail.com


State Wide White Tail Deer Contest Nov 30-Dec 14 (archery will be in 2020 contest) https://www.pawhitetailopen.com/

Total prizes $25,000 minimum BUT various fees required to enter.


Pocono area might work for entire state, prize $100 gift card http://promotions.poconorecord.com/Big-Buck-Photo-Contest/gallery/


PA Game Commission Buck Contest - trail camera prize https://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/GetInvolved/Pages/Contests.aspx.


Hopewell contest $3 entry fee,  no other details available must phone to enter David Marsteller, 717-515-7171 Not certain what the prize is. http://www.hopewellfishandgame.com/big_buck/


Whitetails Unlimited Magazine trail camera contest https://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/hunting/current-contests/2019-trail-camera-contest/


Trailcampro photo constes https://www.trailcampro.com/pages/2019-trail-camera-photo-contest


WJAC-TV, Grice, and more waiting for link.

------------------------SUNDAY HUNTING-----------------------

PA Senate Bill 147 passed 144-54 but it is not final yet. 147 currently as written(see actual bill) opens three Sundays, one archery, one firearms deer, and one added by Game Commission. 90-day wait after final passage means it will NOT be in time for 2019 hunting season, probably not even late archery season.


--------------local Child Porn arrest (link) ----------------

WJAC-TV reported that in October 59-year-old Peter Hayes was charged with at least 20 counts of child pornography. Further reports say the actiion was prompted by multiple tips from Microsoft Corp. Hayes' home and business at 678 Fordham Road were searched based on a warrant issued to find evidence of child pornography. A policeman told 15767.com Hayes reportedly said he had been viewing child port for years. Hayes was given his rights and police say he agreed to speak. He told police he had images of children between 6 and 9 years of age on his computer. He was promply arrested and jailed on $25k bond. Microsoft monitors Bing searches and Hayes reportedly told police he used Bing and Google to find child porn.

Additional info at ExploreJefferson and elsewhere on the web.



Local news, the 300k gallon punxy water tower is a finalist in annual continental water tower decoration contest placing on the Tnemec annual calendar. https://www.tnemec.com/about/tankoftheyear/ Get a free calendar.


23 local bird species in danger of extinction or at least leaving area 

As the climate warms 23 bird species in Jefferson Co. face extinction and another 38 are moderately vulneable. Highly endangered are the goshawk, bobolink, sparrows, and scarlett tanager. While some are just pretty or good songbirds, others are important to a healthy forest. The goshawk, for example, is a hawk - a hunting bird which kills off weak individuals, strengthening the species and also cleaning up the forest by eating carrion. This is a local event where extinction means no longer found in this area, not risking the species as a whole. https://www.audubon.org/climate/survivalbydegrees/county?zipCode=15744


Impeachment will be in the news for months so what do you really know about it?mpeachment equals indightment, it is a civil act

Impeachment, what it is and what it isn't.


Do YOU want to leave a legacy? Consider writing a history of your family or your life experience. Groundhog Press will publish your thoufghts for posterity http://groundhogpress.com.



BULLETIN Chronic Wasting Disease.

One of the big concerns is how to clean (decontaminate) knives or meat processing equipment such as grinders, or surfaces of any processing station. Research by Rocky Mountain Labs shows bleach is all you need. Soaking equipment in a 40 percent solution of ordinary household bleach for five minutes is enough to destroy the prions which are the cause of CWD.

CWD is a fatal prion disease related to “Mad Cow" - both are caused by prions, rather than a virus or bacteria. Anyone butchering deer in PA should probably take this simple step of cleaning knives and other exposed equipment such as saws with bleach.Even cooking to 400 degrees for an hour won't destroy prions.


For Sale by John McCormick, Hamilton. Contact pressone@gmail.com

Automotive tools as a set - sheet metal shrinker stretcher (Eastwood), air chisel, QSA Torsion Unloading tool Compatible with MANY GMC/Chevy Applications, 7-inch grinder, 5-inch rotating vice, heavy duty 2T Sears jack, air tools - straight line sander, orbital sander, ¾ in impact wrench, 8 car wheel dollies move car or trucks on concrete floors. list $850, asking $500

Snap-on truck king pin press (not hydraulic) heavy (abt 60 lbs.) anvil, 3/4 and drive socket set. $150.  

Celestron C5 1250mm spotting scope like new with custom foam case, spotting scope, AND $150 corrector Celestron Reducer / Corrector f/6.3. #94175 Creates flat field, increases F to f/6.3 and cuts focal length. list price $660 ($550+$110 for flat field lens) asking $500  (link to item on amazon)  

Alexander Arms Beowulf .50 Cal. AWS AR-15 frame, 100 rounds of ammo from 335 gr. to 400 gr. And 200 gr. Polycase ARX. Tank style muzzle brake reduces kick. All custom, 3-6 mo order time. Includes optics,AOTOP 2.5-10x40 Tactical Rifle Scope Dual Illuminated Mil-dot with Red Laser, Rail Mount and 4 Reticle Red and Green Dot Open Reflex Sight, cleaning kit and magazines. Fired 20 rounds, asking $1800. https://youtu.be/b6gzQ2b7YMQ

Mini Segway, barely used, never ridden past beginner/trainer mode. Max user weighjt 200 lbs. Includes BOTH knee and handlebar controls. SEGWAY miniPRO Smart Self Balancing Transporter 2018 Edition 14 Mile Range NEW $600 asking $350 


..........There is more to Punxsutawney than a royal rodent, this is quintessential small town America.........

WJAC-TV is reporting that 59-year-old Peter Hayes has been charged with at least 20 counts of child pornography. Hayes home and business at 678 Fordham Road were searched based on a warrant issued to find evidence of child pornography.

NEWS and REVIEWS Without Fear or Favor

Stay tuned for reviews of some local doctors including prices over insurance. 




Ever wonder what your child's favorite (or least favorite) teacher makes? It is a public record, just go here.

Courtesy York Daily Record


Just enter district name and county for full list.


BTW, if your young student or an older adult wants a world class education for free or just some tutorials, check out Kahn Academy. K through college for free.


Is ASPCA really helping animals, or helping themselves? CEO salary for 2018? $852,231 according to Animals 24-7.org "At the end of 2017, the ASPCA claimed $273 million in assets. Chief executive Matthew Bershadker took home $804,372 in pay for the year, including a bonus of $276,000, and received benefits of $47,859, for total compensation of $852,231."

$56 Million is spent on those tear jerking TV ads yearly.

I donate directly to local shelters - used to own and run one myself. 


Former excellent County Market now Shop 'n Save rapidly falling standards.

It is obvious enough that there is trouble here because they cut hours drastically (which is fine with me, no one here shops at 1 am.) but they are also advertising for new employees, you might think that all those from night shift would just move to day shift. 

Unfortunately the quality control is also failing rapidly 

NEW Sept. 25 I bought a pork loin, nice quality, cheap, perfect. Unfortunately, also bought several bags of potatoes and when I reached into the first bag I got a handfull of slime from a totally rotten potato. An unpleasant experience to say the least and powerful indication of poor quality control. In two decades previous that never happened once in that store.

The produce quality has plunged. back a few months ago I bought 2 bags of Sunkist lemons on Thursday 5/3, one bag was OK, the other had 5 rotten lemons. I bought 2 cauliflower, one was OK, the other was badly rotted, not just the minor surface black fungus you often see, but black liquid rot to the center, but not visible because of the wrap. Others should post, was this just my bad luck that half the produce I bought was spoiled?

Since buying chicken breasts a few months ago and finding them slimy I no longer buy any meat which I think was cut and packaged at this store.

Not just my opinion (although I did work with Julia Child and grew up in a hotel run by my parents) slimy chicken is spoiled chicken.

I try them occasionally in case of improvement but have been disappointed every single time. I mostly shop at Aldi and Walmart now.






Useful links

Groundhog Press Inc. book publishing company http://groundhogpress.com

Breaking Medical News which could save your life


The Spirit - local newspaper http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/

Connect FM Events local events news radio events calendar https://www.connectradio.fm/events

Kahn Academy. K through college education for free

Municipal office Borough Office Address: 301 E Mahoning St # 3, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 Phone: (814) 938-4480


FACEBOOK pages of local interest

Antiques and Collectibles for Sale https://t.ly/8qemB

Fix my house (local handyman services) https://t.ly/ZxRNe

St.Bernard / Rottweiler aka St Weiler Cross breed https://t.ly/dxDLw

Marketplace a local buy/sell site https://t.ly/W6Lbm

DuBoisClassified https://t.ly/lg39E

punxsy classifieds https://t.ly/MKjx0

Indiana Area Flea Market https://t.ly/P0dwX


General contact email for John McCormick and web site: groundhogpress@gmail.com

Highly secure confidential tip line only for whistleblowers or others who must keep their communication confidentia. hildyjohnson@protonmail.ch

Protonmail was developed at CERN and is protected by Swiss secrecy laws, the most secure email service in the cyber world.

Books by local author John McCormick


"Preparing for Climate Change: Coastal flooding will cost the U.S. billions of dollars within two decades." second edition


ebook https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TYTG6ZC/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0#customerReviews

"Blockchain Made Simple" Blockchain is poised to revolutionize business and government data management."

ebook or paperback


"Everywhere I Turn There's A Wet Nose" a book about the love for and science of dogs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078LYCL82/ref=kinw_clar_choose1?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0


"Saving the World from Asteroids and Planning for Coronal Mass Ejection threats.: What isn't being done to protect us from impacts and the power grids from the coming disaster"



St. Weiler puppies growing up - photos and stories



"Sheep in the Rafters 2nd. ed. paperback 


All books: amazon.com/author/jmccormick


My linkedin profile



US Blasting Editorial Staff 


UK Blasting Editorial Staff



Partial bibliography includes links to Government Computer News columns and online search tutorials written under contract for Google.


The above Google Sites link includes a list of more than 100 publications which published stories, columns, or reviews by John McCormick Member, Union of Concerned Scientists

Member, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

A 39-year member, National Press Club (Washington)


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