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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Coudersport House Fire Cause Determined to be Electrical; Damage Estimated $25,000 to $30,000

At 02:19 today was dispatched to Box 48-02 Cdspt Boro to 109 E 3rd St, reported house fire. Upon arrival Chief 48 established command and confirmed that everyone was out of the house and safe.

The owner advised where the Fire was located and advised that the room was on fire prior to leaving.


Engine 48-1 arrived laying in 400' of supply line from N East St x E 3rd, while CVAA tied the supply line into the hydrant, so engine crews could advanced a 1 3/4 to the second floor, crews ventilated from the exterior, and PPV was setup


After the ambulance crew assisted with water supply, they tended to the residents on scene.


With in minutes the Fire was brought under control with over haul and salvage operations to follow.


Crews placed apparatus back in service at the scene, and back in Quarters at 4:30.


Damage is estimated at approx. $25-30,000, the family was assisted by the Red Cross, and are staying with family in town.
The house is insured, there were no injuries.


The cause of the Fire was determined to be electrical in nature.
I would like to thank the Cdspt. Ambulance for assisting and allowing our manpower to stay w/the Engine to make an attack on this fire.

Coudersport Man Jailed In Lieu Of Bail For Assaulting Officer


Ruth L. Baker, 89, of Roulette, PA

Ruth L. Baker
Ruth L. Baker
“Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend”

ROULETTE, PA---Ruth L. Baker, 89, of Roulette, PA, passed to her rest on the morning of Tuesday, May 3, 2016, with family at her side under the care of Potter County Hospice.

Born on October 17, 1926 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of James E. “Pat” and Bertha L. Pelchy Predmore. On July 31, 1949, she married Charles Bernard Baker who passed to his rest on March 13, 1993.

Ruth was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She attended Washington Sanitarium and Hospital and Washington Missionary College in Takoma Park, Maryland where she studied nursing. 

Mrs. Baker worked for many years as a nurse at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport and before that had been employed at the former Port Allegany Hospital and the old Coudersport Hospital. She also worked as a factory nurse at Galeton Production. Since her husband’s death, Mrs. Baker has operated the family rental business.

Ruth was an active lifelong member of the Coudersport Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

She enjoyed knitting, photography, painting in oils, bird watching, and growing violets. 

She was a prolific writer of cards and notes of encouragement to others. A caring person, Ruth made many calls daily to friends new and old.

Surviving are two daughters, Marian E. Baker of Roulette and Rachel “Brenda” Marschner of St. Cloud, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Aren Baze, Michelle Baker, Daniel Sacher, and Ariel Sacher (Jordan) Kneiff; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.
 
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Baker was predeceased by a son, Charles E. Baker, who died on May 27, 1973; a sister, Mary Napoletan; and a brother, Arley Predmore.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Coudersport Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Main Street, Coudersport, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Gary Reese, officiating. Mrs. Baker will be laid to rest with her husband and son in the Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette.

Memorials may be made to the Roulette Ambulance Association, PO Box 172, Roulette, PA 16746.

Mrs. Baker’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

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

Mercer Livestock Auction, Mercer PA Market Report for May 3, 2016

Mercer Livestock Auction, Mercer PA Market Report for May 3, 2016

Heavy Commercial Bulls:
Heavy Weight: No Reports
Medium Weight: No Reports

Commercial Cows:
High Grades: No Reports
Core Sales: $68.00 to $75.00
Lower Grades: $50.00 to $67.50

Fed Colored Steers:
Prime: No Reports
High Choice: No Reports
Choice: $115.00 to $119.00
Selects: $105.00 to $113.00

Fed Colored Heifers:
Prime: No Reports
High Choice: No Reports
Choice: $114.00 to $117.00
Selects: $105.00 to $112.50

Fed Holsteins: Selects: $100.00 to $105.00

Feeder Cattle Summary:
Higher Grades: $140.00 to $170.00
Average Grades: $105.00 to $135.00
Hvy Large Frame, Over 700 Lbs: $105.00 to $137.50

Calves: (Core Sales) $175.00 to $210.00

Cow / Calf Pairs: to $2,200.00

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Angela Klopf, CEO Of The Community Foundation For The Twin Tiers Is Leaving The Area, Replacement Sought.

I’m writing to let everyone know that I have decided to relocate out of the area. My last day will be Wednesday May 11th. Unfortunately I’m not able to see or personally e-mail everyone to say goodbye. This has all happened pretty fast and my top priority has been to get CFTT ready for this transition. 

Therefore, I’m sorry that some of you might have heard of this prior to hearing it from me. I’m happy to report that CFTT is in a good place for this and that comforts me while moving onto my next chapter in life. 

We have already exceeded bringing in over one million dollars this year, which brings our total assets to almost 4.8 million. We’ve hired Richard Friend as an Interim CEO while the Board of Directors conducts a search for my replacement. He’s already been working with me and will continue to work part-time to “hold down fort” until my replacement is found. 

I know many of you were added to our CFTT newsletter list because of your interest and passion for the mission of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers and we appreciate your ongoing support through this transition. 

 Sincerely,

Angela Klopf, CEO
Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers
104 W. Lockhart St.
Sayre, PA 18840
Website: twintierscf.org

State Environmental Officials Band, Inspect Harrisburg’s Newest Young Peregrine Falcons

Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) today banded and inspected the three young peregrine falcons nesting on the 15th Floor of the Rachel Carson State Office Building to ensure they are healthy and disease free before they enter their next stage of development -- learning to fly.

“We want to do everything we can to ensure that these young falcons are free from any health issues or infestations so they are successful when they take their first flights in the next few weeks,” DEP Secretary John Quigley said. “To further ensure their safety, this year, the falcons were banded near the nest to reduce the amount of time and stress the banding causes to the both the fledglings and the adult falcons.”

Visitors to DEP’s website will be able to view the banding by PGC Biologist Art McMorris that was captured with the use of GoPro cameras in addition to the four video cameras already installed at the nest. The video will be available on DEP’s YouTube channel. In addition to inspecting the birds for disease, they are also weighed and their sex determined. Of the three young falcons that hatched this year, two are male and one is female. Alphanumeric bands are placed on their legs to help scientists track them when they leave the nest and identify them should they become injured or die.

The nest at the Rachel Carson State Office Building is the most successful in Pennsylvania, producing 61 young falcons since it was installed in 1996. Its success is also attributed to the annual falcon watch and rescue program where volunteers keep an eye on the young fledglings when they take their first flights and track them in case they run into trouble. It is a precarious time for the falcons since they fledge in an urban environment where buildings, powerlines and traffic can be challenging to their safety. There are upsides to an urban environment – an abundant supply of food such as pigeons, blue jays and other small birds. The city’s tall buildings also provide plenty of high perches and ledges that mimic cliffs were peregrine falcons commonly nest.

The falcons continue to draw an international audience as more than 34 million viewers have watched them online via the Falcon Cam. Visitors to the site can learn about their history and the chronology of the nest site, download educational lesson plans for students and view spectacular images of these magnificent birds.

While peregrine falcons were removed from the federal list of endangered species in 1999, they remain on Pennsylvania’s list. There are approximately 40 falcon nest sites across Pennsylvania, helping to reinvigorate their numbers.

It was scientist and Pennsylvania native Rachel Carson who is credited with identifying the dangers posed by DDT and its effect on birds which she outlined in her famous book, Silent Spring, published in 1962. addressed the dangers posed by DDT. The building where the falcon nest is located is named in her honor.

The Harrisburg Peregrine Falcon Education Program is a joint effort of DEP, PGC, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Commonwealth Media Services. For more information, visit www.dep.pa.gov/falcons.

The overall winning team Of The “Wild” Envirothon this year was the “Bradford Bees Plus Wasp”

The “Wild” Envirothon was held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Keating Sportsmen’s Club in Smethport. This year’s event hosted 21 teams from 6 high schools, with over 100 students from both Cameron and McKean Counties. This was the largest attendance at the Envirothon to date.

Marking its 27th year being held in McKean County, the Envirothon is an exciting academic event to pit teams from McKean and Cameron County School Districts of ninth to twelfth-grade students against each other in outdoor situations that test their knowledge of the natural world.

The overall winning team this year was the “Bradford Bees Plus Wasp” team from Bradford High School. (pictured) Their team also received high scores in both Soils & Land Use and Forestry categories. Team members include Nick Haner, Austin Jadlowiec, Ethan Hollamby, Wesley Clark, and Morgan Roggenbaum. Team advisors are Jan Russell and Rich Bierbower.
“Bradford Bees Plus Wasp”

The event was sponsored by the McKean and Cameron County Conservation Districts, International Waxes, Seneca Resources, Zippo/Case Museum, Shell, Upper Allegheny Watershed Association, Kessel Construction, Hancock Forest Management, Zook Motors, Inc., Lafayette Township, the Keating Sportsman’s Club, Commissioner Cliff Lane, G.L. Carlson, Walmart, The Kiwanis Club of Bradford, Team Minard Screen Printing & Embroidery, Premier Communications, Fraternal Order of Eagles Bradford, the Port Freeze, Costa’s Supermarket, Wal-Mart, Tops, Shop & Save, Seneca Trout Unlimited, Singer’s Auto Service, Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities, and Embassy Powdered Metals. Support was also provided by Keating Township and the Smethport Fire Department.

Envirothon logo During this hands-on competition, students may be asked to measure a tree…analyze water from a stream…or feel handfuls of earth to identify the type soil. They work as a 5-member team to answer questions, and use their critical thinking to find solutions to reality-based situations, such as how to balance the use and protection of our natural resources through 5 stations.

The stations included: Forestry, manned by Eric Monger, DCNR Bureau of Forestry; Wildlife, manned by WCOs Wayne Hunt, Jeffery Orwig, and Skyler Gibble from the PA Game Commission; Soil and Land Use, manned by Sherry Dumire, McKean County Conservation District, and Dave Stratton from the Farm Service Agency; Aquatics, manned by Heather McKean, McKean County Conservation District and Todd Deluccia, Cameron County Conservation District and the Current Event, (Invasive Species) manned by Lindsay Shine and Sandy Thompson, McKean County Conservation District.


Jan Johnson, 97, formerly of Warren, PA

Janet Johnson

Jan Johnson, 97, formerly of Warren, PA, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at The Rouse Home in Youngsville, PA.

Jan was born on December 30, 1918 in Pleasantville, PA and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Bertha Dutton Shattuck. She was a graduate of Pleasantville High School and Jamestown (N.Y.) Business College. She was employed at the Green Farm in Lakewood, NY and with Blair Corporation. Jan was a kind and generous person who was loved and cherished by her family and friends. We’ll miss her.

Jan is survived by her daughters, Karen Wolfe and her husband, Craig, and Cynthia Lewis, all of Warren, PA, grandchildren – Stephen (Angela) Wolfe of Kane, PA, Matthew (Sarah) Wolfe of Morgantown, WV, and Jennifer (Bruce) Love of Pipersville, PA, great-grandchildren – John, Jordan and Piper Wolfe and Patrick and Michael Love. 

In addition to her parents, Jan was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Gene Fogle, brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Celia Shattuck and son-in-law, Paul Lewis.

A private memorial service will be held in Pleasantville, PA, with Rev. Jamie Fowler, Pastor of Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Pleasantville. The family suggests memorial contributions in Jan’s memory be made to Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA 16365, or to a charity of one’s choice. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

James Mac Lyons, 26, of 47 Euclid Ave., Bradford, PA

James Mac Lyons

James Mac Lyons, 26, of 47 Euclid Ave., Bradford, PA passed away, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at his residence.

Born March 12, 1990, in Olean, he was a son of Denise K (Gross) Lyons and the late Dennis F. Lyons.

Jimmy was a 2006 graduate of Bradford High School. He enjoyed listing to music, and spending time with family and friends. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Boston Red Sox fan.

He is survived by his mother, Denise, his maternal grandmother, Marilyn Gross of Bradford, two sisters, Stephanie (Adam) Crozier of Rock Spring, WY, and Holly (Jeff) Thropp of Olean, one brother, Patrick (Jackie) Lyons of Harrisburg, one niece Ilena Lyons, one nephew, Ezra Crozier and several, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis F. Lyons, who died March 27, 2011, his paternal grandparents, Leo E. and E. Anne (Flynn) Lyons and his maternal grandfather, Fred C. Gross.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 6:00pm with Rev. Matt Blake, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, officiating.

Memorials if desired may be made to the McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Wellsboro Dispatched To 3 Vehicle Crash On Tioga Street

At 5:07 PM on Tuesday, Wellsboro Fire Dept. & EMS have been dispatched to a 3 vehicle accident on Tioga Street.
Report no injuries on scene.

EXPLORE ARCHERY AT A STATE PARK NEAR YOU

Those seeking an introduction to archery likely can find it at a nearby state park.

Ten state parks throughout the Commonwealth have scheduled a number of Explore Archery programs, and those looking to participate can register at the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources event calendar at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov.

The programs are made possible through a $50,000 grant the Pennsylvania Game Commission received from the Easton Foundation. Through the grant, the Game Commission was able to place Explore Archery equipment kits – consisting of bows, arrows, targets, arm guards, finger tabs and more – at 10 Pennsylvania state parks with certified USA Archery instructors.

With the kits, Explore Archery programs are planned to be held at Bald Eagle State Park, Cowans Gap State Park, Frances Slocum State Park, Jacobsburg State Park, Kings Gap State Park, Nolde Forest State Park, Ohiopyle State Park, Parker Dam State Park, Sinnemahoning State Park and Pymatuning State Park.

Game Commission shooting sports coordinator Todd Holmes said Explore Archery programs provide an introduction to archery for novice shooters of all ages. Programs teach participants how to shoot a bow, and encourage the enjoyment of the outdoors throughout the year.

Causer, Committee Vote to Halt Oil, Gas Regulations

HARRISBURG – The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has approved a concurrent resolution to stop the implementation of regulations impacting the oil and gas industry because they were developed and adopted illegally, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

“The process by which these regulations were developed is, by far, the most extreme example of bureaucratic overreach I have ever seen,” Causer said. “The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) virtually ignored a 2014 state law requiring regulations for the conventional and unconventional oil and gas industries to be adopted separately, and it has also ignored a Supreme Court ruling striking down portions of Act 13 of 2012 on which DEP based some of its proposals.

“Allowing these flawed regulations to move forward despite being developed outside the law would set a dangerous precedent, both for the regulatory process and the most basic separation of powers,” he continued. “And there is no question the flawed process has resulted in flawed regulations that threaten the future of the 150-year-old conventional drilling industry and the good, family-sustaining jobs it provides throughout our region.”

Causer noted the regulatory process for Chapter 78 and Chapter 78A regulations violated, among other things, the Regulatory Review Act’s requirements related to small businesses by failing to include an economic impact statement or a “description of any less intrusive or less costly alternative methods of achieving the purpose of the proposed regulation.”

DEP and the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) also disregarded votes of disapproval by the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board and the Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee, which was created by the Wolf administration. Concerns raised and votes of disapproval by both the House and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committees were similarly ignored by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC).

“That IRRC would see all the flaws and still approve these illegal regulations is mind boggling to me,” Causer said. “I think the commission demonstrated it is not at all ‘independent’ with its partisan 3-2 vote.

“Passing this resolution to halt these regulations is the right thing to do,” he continued. “No one is saying the oil and gas industry should not be regulated; in fact, it is heavily regulated now. But we need reasonable and responsible regulations crafted legally through the state’s regulatory review process and developed in a manner that balances our environmental protection efforts with economic realities and the demand for domestic energy sources.”

The resolution passed the committee on a bipartisan vote of 19-8 and now awaits consideration in the full House.

Wellsboro Fire Dept. Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Guthrie Clinic

At 2:53 PM on Tuesday, Wellsboro Fire Department has been dispatched to 110 Plaza Lane for a fire alarm at Guthrie Clinic.
2:57 PM--Recalled by Chief 1. Accidental trip.

Cascade Designs Recalls Avalanche Rescue Probes Due to Risk of Suffocation

Cascade Designs Recalls Avalanche Rescue Probes Due to Risk of Suffocation The lock button on the probe can fail to engage and lock, causing the probe not to function as intended. This can interfere with finding someone buried beneath snow.
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PITT-BRADFORD TO OFFER OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR POWDER METAL INDUSTRY

ST. MARYS, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will offer a new variation of its popular Operational Excellence classes this month for those in the powder metal industry.

Both classes will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Community Education Council in St. Marys. Each session is $40 per participant.

The first class, Introduction to Operational Excellence, will be offered May 11. The second class, Lessons in Synchronous Flow for Operations, will take place May 18.

Operational Excellence is a philosophy of organizational leadership that stresses continuous improvement, teamwork and problem solving throughout the organization by focusing on the needs of the customer, empowering employees and focusing management attention toward sustainable improvement of organizational performance.

In the first session, participants will investigate the conflicts that traditional metrics create within organizations and will introduce the metrics necessary to change the behaviors necessary to achieve breakthrough results.

The second session will introduce the concept of synchronous flow and will evaluate different methods for managing operations.

For more information or to register, contact the Pitt-Bradford Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at 814-362-5078 or www.upb.pitt.edu/continuinged.

PITT-BRADFORD CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENTS TAKE CLASS FROM INCARCERATED EDUCATORS

BRADFORD, Pa. -- Seven criminal justice students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford had a unique opportunity this semester to take a course from incarcerated educators at the Federal Correctional Institution – McKean.

Since 2007, Dr. Tony Gaskew, director of the Criminal Justice Program and founding director of the Prison Education Program, has been teaching incarcerated students at the prison, gradually moving from teaching victim-impact classes to full college courses at the facility.

Through the post-secondary prison classes he taught, Gaskew met two incarcerated educators who had exceptional teaching skills and were subject-matter experts on the development of social movements in America.

“The level of scholarship these men demonstrated on the theoretical and applied intersection of structural violence and the creation of social movements, surpassed anything I had ever seen in my life,” Gaskew said. He thought this could be the perfect opportunity to push the boundaries of higher education pedagogy in directions it had never gone before.

Gaskew secured the permission of prison officials to allow the incarcerated educators to develop and teach the college course, and he then handpicked the students to whom the class would be offered. “Given the instructors, course content, and timing, this was clearly going to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so I encouraged some of the top students in the criminal justice program to take advantage of this opportunity,” he said.

Matt Bedekovich, a graduating criminal justice major from Monaca, was one of those seven. The small seminar was the third class he had taken at the prison.

The course, Special Topics in Courts: The United States of America v. The United States of America, examined the construction of three major social movements in America: Black Nationalism, American-Indian, and Occupy Wall Street, along with the adversarial response to them by the criminal justice system. Using five required textbooks and more than a dozen supplemental readings, students were exposed to the invisible histories and root causes of social movement transformation, and challenged to assess, critique, and evaluate the connective relationship with policing strategies of intervention.

“It was personally challenging because I was exposed to contradictions,” Bedekovich said.

Bedekovich plans to be a law enforcement officer and is applying to the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, a process that takes several months. “I’m going to carry this experience with me forever,” he said.

Gaskew said, “This innovative course offering is a direct by-product of our amazing 10-year relationship with the Bureau of Prisons FCI McKean, and their incredible and forward-thinking leadership.”

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Talisman Energy Usa Inc in LeRaysville Boro, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-04-21 to Talisman Energy Usa Inc in LeRaysville Boro, Bradford county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued under that authority by the Department.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-04-28 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2604 84H 51557 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-04-28 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2604 83H 51556 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-04-28 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2604 82H 51555 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-04-28 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2604 81H 51554 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-04-28 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2604 79H 51552 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Ulysses, Westfield and Troupsburg Residents Seriously Hurt When Car Rolls In Town Of Jasper, NY

Serious crash with NY & PA victims

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On May 1st, 2016 at about 9:47 p.m., the New York State Police responded to a serious personal injury motor vehicle accident that occurred on St. Rt. #36 in the Town of Jasper, just south of the intersection of St. Rts. #36 and #417. 


A northbound vehicle operated by Jade L. Mengee, age 18, of #80 Millheim Lane, Ulysses, Pa. failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, resulting in the vehicle exiting into a field adjacent to the west shoulder. 

The vehicle then rolled repeatedly, ejecting the driver and all three of her passengers including Dustin K. Williams, age 20, of 131 First St., Westfield, Pa.; Larius G. Pierce, age 16, of #915 St. Rt. #36, Troupsburg, N.Y.; & Gregory S. Hanes, age 50, of #120 Railroad Ave., Westfield, Pa. 

All occupants were initially transported to St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, and subsequently transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mengee and Pierce are currently listed in Satisfactory condition, and Williams and Hanes are both listed in Guarded condition. 

The N.Y.S.P. Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene, as did Steuben Co. District Attorney Brooks Baker. Also responding to the scene were Fire Departments from Jasper, Woodhull, and Troupsburg, as well as ambulances from Jasper, Woodhull, Greenwood, Hornell City, and Rural Metro. The accident is still under investigation.
 

Sr. Inv. Curt Eaton
New York State Police – Bath Barracks


Dolores M. (Tomlinson) Vaughn, 80, of Fairfield Glade, TN and formerly of Wellsboro, PA

Dolores M. (Tomlinson) Vaughn

Dolores M. (Tomlinson) Vaughn, 80, of Fairfield Glade, TN and formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died on May 1, 2016. 

She was born January 6, 1936, the daughter of the late Clifford and Reva (McCaslin) Tomlinson of Mansfield. Dolores was married to Donald M. Vaughn, who preceded her in death, September 22, 1992.

Dolores loved her family very much and loved spending all the time she could with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She was employed as a secretary for 13 years at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.

 Dolores attended the United Methodist Church in Fairfield Glade, TN. She was a member of the Mansfield Lions Club from which she transferred to Fairfield Glade, TN.

Dolores is survived by her loving partner and companion, Ronald F. Smith; three daughters, and sons-in-law, Sandra (Steve) Mead of Middlebury Center; Cynthia (George) Jenkins of Bloomsburg and Cheryl Vaughn (Steve Martin) of Riverton, WY; four grandchildren, Tyler (Emma) Mead, of Middlebury Center; Valery (Seth) Weaver of Wellsboro; Whitney (Richard) Morse of Williamsport; and Skylar (Richard) Kane of Westfield; six great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Silas Mead; Rachel and Natalie Jo Weaver, Morgan and Bridget Morse; brother, Donald Tomlinson of Mansfield and her sister, Barbara (Glenn) Chamberlain, of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents, Delores was preceded in death by her brothers, George, Eugene, Gordon, Jack and Ivan.

Friends and family are invited to Dolores’s Life Celebration on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 12-1 PM, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Memorial service to follow 1:00 PM, with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. Interment in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

To share your fondest memories and sign Dolores guestbook, visit, www.tusseymosher.com

Main Street Wellsboro Named Quarterfinalist for “America’s Main Streets” Contest

Support Main Street of Wellsboro by Voting Today

Wellsboro, PA –Independent We Stand, the national small business movement, has announced the quarterfinalists of its inaugural 2016 America’s Main Streets contest. The top 25 were chosen by public vote from among 253 nominees from 44 states.

Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is a quarterfinalist and needs more public votes to be among the 10 semifinalists in the national competition for $25,000 for downtown revitalization and “buying local” activities.

Voting for the semifinalists starts today, Monday, May 2 at 10 a.m. and ends Sunday, May 29 at midnight.

"If you’ve visited Wellsboro’s gaslight lined streets, you know there’s something special about this town, and now America knows it too," said Kevin Coolidge, a member of the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce and the owner of an independent bookstore in Wellsboro.

“We are encouraging people to vote for Wellsboro once a day from their IP addresses,” Coolidge said. "Based on the contest rules, everybody can cast an online vote once every 24 hours now through May 29 by visiting MainStreetContest.com

Or, people can vote by going to the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page or the From My Shelf Books & Gifts Facebook page.

America’s top 10 main streets will proceed to the final round, where a panel of judges will select the winner and announce the decision June 3.

Governor Wolf Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Harrisburg, PA – With both temperatures and the number of motorcycles appearing on Pennsylvania roadways rising, Governor Tom Wolf has signed a proclamation commemorating May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. 

“As more and more people enjoy the fun and excitement of motorcycling, we want to remind both motorcyclists and motorists to share the road safely,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Staying aware while driving or riding, obeying speed limits and being responsible will help keep fatalities and injuries as low as possible.”

There were more than 3,400 crashes involving motorcycles on Pennsylvania roadways in 2015, resulting in 179 fatalities. Although crashes rose by 139 from the 2014 number of 3,284, fatalities took a dip from 186 in 2014 to a 10-year low of 179 in 2015.

Some safety tips motorists can keep in mind when sharing the road with motorcycles include:

• Watch for Motorcycles: be aware that motorcycles are small and may be difficult to see. Check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes and at intersections.
• Allow more following distance: leave at least four seconds when following a motorcycle.
• Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic.
• Respect a motorcycle as a full-size vehicle with the same rights and privileges as any vehicle on the roadway. Allow a motorcyclist a full lane width as the motorcyclist needs the room to maneuver safely in all types of road conditions.
• Never drive impaired.

Motorcyclists can do their part to help avoid crashes by following some simple safety tips:

• Be seen by wearing reflective clothing and put reflective tape on your protective clothing and motorcycle. Also wear face or eye protection and a DOT-approved helmet.
• Use common sense by riding sober, obeying all speed limits and allowing enough time to react to potentially dangerous situations.
• Know your motorcycle and conduct a pre-ride check.
• Practice safe riding techniques and know how to handle your motorcycle in adverse road and weather conditions.

Another factor contributing to motorcycle safety is proper training. To ensure that only properly licensed riders are operating on Pennsylvania roadways, under Act 126 of 2013, after securing their first motorcycle learner’s permit, people may only reapply for a permit up to three times in a five-year period.

Once the person’s motorcycle leaner’s permit expires, the individual may retake the knowledge test and reapply for a new permit. If a permit holder is unsuccessful in obtaining a motorcycle license after the third permit reapplication, they must wait the entire five years from the initial issuance of the permit to get another one. This law is aimed at preventing the practice of continually extending the permit without retaking the knowledge test or ever taking the skills test and obtaining a motorcycle license.

Additionally, the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) offers Pennsylvania residents with a motorcycle permit the opportunity to earn a motorcycle license or refresh their skills through the 15-hour Basic Rider Course (BRC). It also offers a variety of training to help develop safe riding skills for all motorcyclists, no matter how experienced or inexperienced the rider. The courses include: the 15-hour Basic Rider Course (BRC); the six-hour Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2); the eight-hour Advanced Rider Course (ARC); and the 12-hour 3-Wheeled Motorcycle Basic Rider Course (3WBRC). All of these courses are offered free of charge.

For more information on motorcycle rider training or to schedule a course, visit www.pamsp.com or call 1-800-845-9533, Monday through Friday, between noon and 4 p.m.

G2 Gymnastics - Level 4 States Results

Pictured - Kara Longo
Recently, G2 Gymnastics of Shinglehouse, PA traveled to Cranberry Township, PA for the USA Gymnastics Level 4 State Championships hosted by X-CEL Gymnastics. Gymnasts had to receive a specific all around score to qualify to the event. Almost 500 Level 4 athletes represented 61 USAG Clubs from Pennsylvania. Eleven year old, Kara Longo from Bradford represented G2 Gymnastics at the State Championship. Competition and judging was very tough, though Kara was able to secure a 4th place win on the vault with an 8.95. Kara also scored 7.60-bars, 8.95-beam, 8.80-floor, and 33.85 All Around.

G2 offers classes starting at 3 years old including preschool, progressive, and competitive programs. No experience necessary! We also offer sibling and bring a friend discounts. We offer an open registration – Register at any time during our session at www.g2gymandfitness.com or email g2gymandfitness@gmail.com for more information.

Craig A. FLEWELLYN, 90, of Whites Corners, PA

Craig A. FLEWELLYN
 
Craig A. FLEWELLYN, 90, of Whites Corners, PA, died Monday, May 2, 2016 in the Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, NY. 

Arrangements will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Birding Walks Continue on Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at Hills Creek State Park

BIRDING WALKS                                                 Photo by Gary Tyson
The American yellow warbler is among the birds that people will see when going on birding walks at Hills Creek State Park in May.

WELLSBORO—Under the guidance of Gary Tyson, Tiadaghton Audubon Society field trip coordinator, the Saturday morning birding walks at Hills Creek State Park, near Wellsboro, will continue on Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28. The May bird walks will start at 8 a.m., 30 minutes earlier than the April walks.

The bird walks in May are free and open to the public. No prior notification is required. Anyone can participate, including birders of all levels, first timers to the experienced. Trails are easy and relatively level, but sturdy walking shoes are advisable.

Those who plan to go on a birding walk are asked to meet at the park office a little before 8 a.m. The office address is 111 Spillway Road. It is just off Hills Creek Road, about 7 miles northeast of Wellsboro.

“Bird numbers and the variety of birds are starting to increase now. Whereas in April we mostly saw waterfowl such as loons, grebes, ducks, and geese, we now can expect to see more land birds of every type, such as sparrows, warblers, orioles and tanagers,” said Tyson.

"Each walk may last about two hours depending on how many birds we are seeing,” he added.

The park also has many wildflowers for walkers to enjoy. "We usually have at least one knowledgeable person who is able to identify any we might see," Tyson said.

For directions to the park, call the office at 570-724-4246 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Additional information about the birds being seen is available at www.tiaudubon.org or by emailing raven@tiaudubon.org.

Kane Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash

At 10:58 AM on Tuesday, Kane Fire & EMS has been dispatched to the intersection of Biddle & Clay Streets for a 2 vehicle crash with injuries.
Report 3 patients with minor injuries. No entrapment.

Road Work Underway in McKean and Potter Counties

Bradford, PA – A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) road improvement project is underway in McKean and Potter counties. The project will bring improvements across more than 16 miles of road surfaces in the two counties and provide smoother, safer travel for regional motorists.

This week, crews are concentrating their efforts in McKean County, with milling and paving set for today and tomorrow on Route 246 from the Route 6464/246 intersection to the village of Prentissvale. 

Wednesday and Thursday will bring milling and paving activity to Route 219 and Route 6 in the area of Lantz Corners

Each work location will feature a daylight alternating traffic pattern, controlled by flaggers in the roadway. Short travel delays should be expected.

Work includes milling and resurfacing, along with base repair and drainage improvements. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $5 million job, which is expected to finish by the end of September.

PennDOT will issue updates on work locations for this project as progress allows.

Drivers are reminded to use caution in all work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

DEP Begins 2016 Ozone Forecasting

This week Pennsylvania will begin ozone forecasting for 27 counties in Pennsylvania for the 2016 season. DEP monitors ambient ozone concentrations year-round and makes air quality forecasts for ground-level ozone during the spring and summer months.

The daily forecasts, developed in conjunction with local Air Quality Partnerships, use a color-based Air Quality index for air quality conditions. Green signifies good air quality; yellow means moderate conditions; orange represents pollution levels that could trigger health effects for sensitive people, such as the very young, the elderly, and those with respiratory ailments; and red warns of pollution levels that could trigger health effects for all members of the population.

The following areas and counties will have daily forecasting:

Lehigh Valley / Berks area – Berks, Lehigh and Northampton
Philadelphia area – Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia (forecasts that are completed by PSU)
Pittsburgh area – Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland
Susquehanna Valley area – Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York
Altoona - Blair County
Erie – Erie County
Indiana County
Johnstown – Cambria County
Mercer County
Scranton / Wilkes-Barre – Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties
State College – Centre County
Williamsport – Lycoming County

These forecasts are provided in cooperation with the Air Quality Partnership of Delaware Valley, the Southwest Pennsylvania Air Quality Partnership, the Lehigh Valley/Berks Air Quality Partnership and the Susquehanna Valley Air Quality Partnership.

To sign up to receive air quality forecasts via email, visit www.enviroflash.info.

For more information about air quality or the local partnerships, visit www.dep.pa.gov and enter “air quality” in the search box, or call 717-787-9495.

RECALLS

05/02/2016 06:03 PM EDT
Vitalicious Acquisition LLC, of Jamaica, NY, is voluntarily recalling select lots of VITALICIOUS Apple Crumb VitaTops because they may contain undeclared milk. Individuals who have an allergy to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
05/03/2016 10:31 AM EDT
As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. We are performing this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

NIGHT SKY TOUR Saturday, May 7, from 8:30 to 10 p.m at Cherry Springs State Park

NIGHT SKY TOUR at Cherry Springs
Saturday, May 7, from 8:30 to 10 p.m., weather permitting, "A Lion, Planet and Meteors" Night Sky Tour will be in the Night Sky Viewing Area at Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Road, near Coudersport. Pre-registration is required to attend this program. Space is limited.

During the program, find out why this state park is considered one of the best places on the U.S. East Coast to see the night sky. There will be a short sit-down welcome and orientation followed by telescope observing and laser-guided sky tours.

Highlights include learning how to find the constellation Leo, observing Jupiter's moons and 'catching' some early-evening meteors from the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower, which is linked to the famed Halley's Comet.

Whether visitors plan to attend this program or observe the night sky on their own, they should arrive before darkness falls. Follow the red-lit walkway from the public program parking to the seating area.

Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet-friendly environment. Leave pets at home.

If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held. All programs will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Visitors may want to check the Clear Sky Chart for 48-hour forecasts of cloud cover and viewing conditions.

Programs usually fill quickly and pre-registration is highly recommended by going to events.dcnr.pa.gov.

For more information, call (814) 435-5010.

Walmart Recalls Rival Electric Water Kettles Due to Burn and Shock Hazards

Walmart Recalls Rival Electric Water Kettles Due to Burn and Shock Hazards The heating element can fail and rupture, posing shock and burn hazards to the user.
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Coudersport Dispatched To Structure Fire On East Third Street

At 2:19 AM on Tuesday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to a structure fire at the Wenzel residence at 109 East Third Street. Callers are evacuating the house.
2:25 AM--1 1/2 Story residence, working structure fire, everyone is out of the house. 
2:45 AM--FIRE UNDER CONTROL.

Coming to Sweden Valley Inn on May 7th from 11am-3pm


Amber Neefe-Fowler, owner of Sweden Valley Inn, is having a #Handmade Maker’s Market on the patio of Sweden Valley Inn. She is hoping to have them throughout the summer, with each one featuring local artisans and craftsmen selling their items. They will be presenting their works on the patio; or inside in inclement weather.

Artisans for the first event coming May 7th will be: Amber Neefe-Fowler with her hand stamped metal jewelry, Caroline Powers with a variety of stenciled and hand-painted signs, T-Shirts and more, Kristin Russell with prints, matchbook notebooks, original paintings and small sculptures, and Elaine Russell with her sterling gemstone jewelry and Eco-Friendly craft items.

Also available will be wine and beer tasting selections!

Sweden Valley Inn is located at 1305 East 2nd Street/ US Route 6 East outside of Coudersport.

We hope to see you there!

Firestone Forge is pleased to announce a special event coming on Saturday, May 7th

Coming to Firestone Forge on May 7th!

Firestone Forge is pleased to announce a special event coming on Saturday, May 7th. From 1-5pm, Rabbit Jensen, local fly tying expert and author will be giving fly tying demonstrations and instruction, demonstrations in casting (weather permitting), as well as signing copies of her new book “A Woman’s Angle.” Books will be available for purchase ($15)

‘The Delaware Valley Women’s Fly Fishing Association has nourished a passion for fly fishing in hundreds of women since 1996. During that time, under three editors, its quarterly newsletter “A Woman’s Angle” has informed, entertained, and instructed the members, maintaining a level of quality seldom seen in a small quarterly.

In celebration of its 20th year, the DVWFFA presents some of the most beautiful, timeless, and memorable articles published in its newsletter during those first twenty years. But it is more than just a collection of fishing tales; it spans the two decades in which women went from a rare sight on the stream to becoming a force to be reckoned with in the fly fishing world. Beginners and veteran anglers of all ages and from all walks of life share their enthusiasm and love for the sport. From Cancun to Canada, fly-fishing salt water, streams, ponds, and rivers, they share their insights, humor, and learning experiences.

This is no typical “how-to, where-to” fishing book, it’s a “why-to” book. Why do women love fly fishing? Read “A Woman’s Angle: Celebrating 20 Years of Women Fly Fishing” and find out!’

Also that same day, Nancy Lubera will be giving a cookie decorating demonstration. She will be decorating trout-themed butter cookies, and will be offering lessons for $5 - with the cookies and icing included.

While you are there, be sure to check out Firestone Forge’s selection of art, crafts, antique, hunting and fishing goods, as well as local handmade soaps, lotions, honey and bee products.

Firestone Forge is located just 7 miles outside of Galeton at 1280 Germania Road in Germania.

See their website: http://firestoneforge.com/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Firestone-Forge

Phone: (814) 435-8277

Cinco De Mayo Menu Thursday At Hotel Crittenden In Coudersport


Make Reservations Now For Mothers' Day Buffet At The Hotel Crittenden In Coudersport

Potter County, PA, Seeking Full Time GIS Technician

64th Annual Ham & Leek Smorgasbord Saturday, May 7 In Germania, PA

Helpmates, Inc. Is Hiring RN's & LPN In Warren & Elk County

www.helpmatesinc.com

Health Care Reform Seminar Set For Monday, May 9th At Coudersport Public Library


www.swedenvalleymanor.com

Be A NWS Weather Spotter; Register For A Skywarn Training Class May 4th In Emporium

Ulysses Township In Potter County, PA Seeking Full Time Road Worker

J Squared In Roulette Offers Transmission, Drive Line Rebuilds & Other Automotive Repair


Karen Cahilly Esq. To Address Caregiver Support Group May 10 At Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport

www.swedenvalleymanor.com

Monday, May 2, 2016

EROSION & SEDIMENTATION CONTROL IN OUR FORESTS WORKSHOP at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum


Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

Fifty people attended the annual Erosion Control in Our Forests workshop held Thursday, April 21st at the PA Lumber Museum near Ulysses, PA. The six county Conservation Districts of Cameron, Elk, McKean, Potter, Tioga, and Warren counties, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, and the PA Lumber Museum, organized the day-long workshop for foresters, loggers, logging contractors, and private landowners.

An afternoon field session put morning classroom information into practical use. The day’s training was funded in part by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, which is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Participants received information on erosion & sedimentation guidelines, best management


Man Charged for Providing Heroin to Person Who OD’d

By Anne Holliday  
WESB Local News

A Warren County district judge has ruled that a man can be charged with drug delivery resulting in death, although the person he is accused of providing with heroin didn’t die.

21-year-old Destin Ecker of Tidioute is also charged with possession with intent to deliver and aggravated assault.

Police say they were called on March 21 for an unresponsive man and found Anthony Pollaro, along with nine unused syringes, one used syringe and a metal spoon with traces of what appeared to be heroin in it.

Court papers say that EMS workers had considered Pollaro dead, but they were able to revive him with Narcan.

At Warren General Hospital, Pollaro told police he got the heroin from Ecker in exchange for a ride to a gas station because Ecker’s car had run out of gas.

After getting Pollaro’s statement the Drug Task Force was able to get Ecker to agree to go to Buffalo to buy heroin from a dealer for $100. Court papers say he was arrested 5 minutes after agreeing to the deal.

District Judge Glenn Carlson ruled that, despite the fact that Pollaro survived, he was not going to dismiss a charge of drug delivery resulting in death because, had Narcan not been administered, Pollaro would have died.

Disabled & Recovering Veterans To Arrive In Cross Fork For Fly Fishing This Weekend

Less than a week until the disabled veterans will be fishing in Cross Fork for the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing 3 day, all expenses paid ​weekend event
funded by donations to Kettle Creek Watershed Association​ for this event​
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Complete info at kettlecreek.org.

May 6, 7 & 8 - Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing - 3 day ALL EXPENSES PAID weekend for both disabled and recovering military personnel. Your KCWA is sponsoring this 3 day Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) outing on Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. PHWFF is designed to assist military personnel and veterans deal with injuries and adjust to civilian life. 

 Go to www.projecthealingwaters.org for general details. 

See PHWFF in action at m.wpxi.com/news/news/local/proud-be-pittsburgh-healing-waters/npR67/
PHWFF Local Project Coordinator - Jim Toth , KCWA Board Member
PHWFF Local Outreach - Carol Hyde, KCWA Board Member

PHWFF is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled military service personnel through the therapeutic activity of fly fishing. KCWA will house, feed and equip these visitors as well as stocking fish for a successful Kettle Creek experience. Please help KCWA make this weekend a success. We are looking for business sponsors as well as individual donors. Since all meals are prepared locally by our volunteer cooks (no restaurants, no fancy catering), we estimate we can feed each vet for about $20. We need to buy ham and beef roasts for the Saturday night banquet honoring these vets. Any donations will be appreciated. Click here for more information and to find out how to sponsor or donate.

Sat., May 7 - 6:30 PM - KCWA Annual Pot Luck/Covered Dish Banquet - KCHC # 1 Firehall
All veterans welcome at banquet. KCWA Memberships available.
​ Come early at 6:00 PM to see silent auction items and bid on your favorites.
Kettle Creek Watershed t-shirts - Just $10 for members - small to 2XL

NYSP Amity - Man arrested for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

On April 28, 2016, Troopers arrested Jared L. Finnemore, 30, of Wellsville, NY for Driving While Intoxicated.

Finnemore was stopped by Troopers on State Route 19 in the Town of Amity for Moving from Lane Unsafely. While being interviewed, the odor of an alcoholic beverage was observed emanating from Finnemore. SFSTs were conducted and Finnemore was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He was transported to SP Amity for processing where he recorded a 0.23% BAC.

Finnemore was arraigned at the Town of Friendship Court and released to reappear before the Town of Amity Court on 5/4/2016 at 7:00 pm.

NYSP Amity - Arkport Man arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

On Sunday May 1, 2015, Troopers arrested Michael F. Tierney, 20, of Arkport, NY for Driving While Intoxicated and inadequate lights.

Tierney was stopped on State Route 244 in the Village of Alfred for an inoperative headlight. While interviewing Tierney the odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. SFSTs were conducted which Tierney failed. He was transported to SP Amity for processing where he recorded a 0.16% BAC.

Tierney was issued traffic tickets returnable to the Village of Alfred Court on May 11th at 5:00 pm.

NYSP Amity - Friendship Man arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

On April 27, 2016, Troopers arrested Paul W. Kelly, 71, of Friendship, NY for Driving While Intoxicated.

Troopers investigating a report of an erratic vehicle on County Road 20 in the Town of Friendship located the suspect vehicle at an address in Friendship. Paul Kelly was located behind the wheel. The odor of an alcoholic beverage was observed emanating from Kelly. SFSTs were attempted. 

 Kelly was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to SP Amity for processing where he recorded a 0.15% BAC. He was released on traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Friendship Court on May 3, 2016.

SP Amity - Cuba, NY Woman arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Obstructing Governmental Administration, Resisting Arrest.

On Sunday, May 1 at 8:00 pm, Troopers arrested Khristina A. Dix, 35, of Cuba, NY for Disorderly Conduct, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd, and Resisting Arrest.

Dix was the front seat passenger of a vehicle that was stopped for a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law on State Route 19 in the Town of Angelica. Dix became disorderly and while being taken into custody, she struck the arresting Troopers.

Dix was processed at SP Amity and Arraigned before the Town of Friendship Court. She was remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash/$15,000 bond and is scheduled to reappear before the Town of Angelica Court 5/5/2016 at 7:00 pm

NYSP Amity - Independence Man arrested for Petit Larceny

On April 27, 2016, Troopers arrested Craig J. Miller, 60, of Independence, NY for Petit Larceny.

Following a criminal investigation of shoplifting from Short's Convenience Store located on State Route 19 in the Town of Wellsville, Miller was arrested for Petit Larceny. 

He was processed and released on an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Wellsville Court on May 11, 2016 at 10:00 am.

Bolivar Man arrested for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

On April 24 at 1:50am, Troopers arrested Scott D. Bruner, 57 of Bolivar, NY for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Troopers investigating a one-car motor vehicle accident on State Route 417 in the Town of Bolivar interviewed Scott Bruner who was identified as the operator of the vehicle. The odor of an alcoholic beverage was observed emanating from his person. SFSTs were conducted and Bruner was subsequently arrested. He was transported to SP Amity for processing where he recorded a 0.21% BAC.

Bruner was released on traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Bolivar Court on May 4, 2016 at 7 pm.

Wellsville Dispatched For Possible Structure Fire On Rt. 19

At 9:46 PM on Monday, Wellsville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a possible structure fire at 3199 State Route 19. Caller reports smoke in the basement.

NYSP Amity - Man arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

On April 25 at 8:02 pm, Troopers arrested Michael S. Fuller Jr., 29 of Olean, NY, for Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Keep Right.

Troopers responded to County Road 6 in the Town of Clarksville for a roll-over motor vehicle accident. Upon interview, the investigating Trooper detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Fuller's breath. SFSTs were conducted and Fuller was subsequently arrested. Fuller was processed at SP Amity where he recorded a 0.13% BAC.

Fuller was released on traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Clarksville Court on May 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Portville Dispatched To Vehicle Fire

At 9:00 PM on Monday, Portville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a vehicle fire at 7-11 on South Main Street.

COUDERSPORT ROTARY NEWS - MAY 2, 2016

L-R - Traci Budd. Director of Curriculum at CHS Elementary and H.S; Troy Schroeder, CHC/Seneca Highlands Career & Tech. Center; Rotary President, Walter Baker; Jim Young, Director of the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany.

Troy Schroeder was the guest speaker at today’s Rotary meeting. Troy is a CHS senior and a senior at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany, where he is a welding student.

Troy said he was thankful that he has had the opportunity to attend the Seneca Highlands Career and Tech. Center. Most people today talk about “college for all” and think that college is the right answers for everybody. They do not consider what a trade school can actually do for an individual. When Troy started out in High School, he studied hard to maintain good grades. He maintains a 96 to 99 average. He was involved in sports and various committees preparing himself for college. He said he never thought he would become a student at VoTech. 

He had the opportunity opened up to him, so the summer going in to his junior year at CHS he received news that the school was starting a welding program, it was a brand new program and they had a spot open for him. Troy said he took advantage of the welding opening and said it was the best decision that he has ever made in his entire life.

He told Rotary that it appears that everything today is about college, college, and college. Many come out of college with a four-year degree in something; however, they cannot find a job. Those that attend a two-year trade school appear to have a better opportunity in the job field. He said that 67% of graduates go to college right out of high school. The average student that has a job when they are 21 years old is right around 48%. The reason for this is that they dropped out of college. Troy told us that by attending the Seneca Highlands Career and Tech. Center, he actually received “hands on” learning. He said he does a lot better if he is actually using his hands and learning to build things.

Students must go to classrooms and take tests, do a lot of book work, type information into computers, and just about most things they do at CHS. However, they do get an advantage of going in to a shop, building things out of metal and just about everything a welder might do. At Seneca Highlands, they currently have nine different types of shops available. They weld pipe, heavy equipment blades and buckets, auto mechanics, building construction; and they learn about jobs involved with electric such as running wires. In addition, there is a culinary program and a health assistant program.

A college has already accepted Troy, even though there are those who believe that if one attends a VoTech School a college will not accept them. At VoTech, one must keep their grades up also, and if one does not do well, they are out of the program. Troy told us, as with High School, there is a National Honor Society at Seneca Highlands Career and Tech. Center too. Troy's plans are to get an apprenticeship in welding when he turns 18. 

In closing, Troy advised Rotary he has accepted a position to work for a company right after graduation. His starting salary is much more than many people with a four-year college degree make.

Congratulations, Troy Schroeder! You have made an excellent decision and Rotary wishes you the best that life has to offer.

Also, thank you Seneca Highlands Career and Tech. Center.

Picture And Story By: Cathy Bowers

Champion Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Team Is Offering A Free "Coaches Clinic"



Bradford Dispatched To Pedestrian Struck At Country Fair

At 7:54 PM on Monday, Bradford Fire Rescue & Ambulance has been dispatched to Country Fair for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in the parking lot.

Cole Memorial Celebrating 2016 EMS Week


Grimes Cemetery Annual Meeting Set For May 17, 2016


Coudersport Dispatched For Unknown Type Fire

At 6:06 PM on Monday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to an unknown type fire in the area of 720 Park Avenue in the woods.

VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH 5/2/16

VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH 5/2/16 
by: Monica Thomas

One of the best things about being from a small town is seeing multi-generations of families continuing the family legacy, such as grandpa, son, and grandson heading into the bowling alley with their bowling ball bags laughing and joking aka the “Serkleski’ clan. Or the Matthews family that continues to play music for all of us to enjoy, though personally I have a thing for their tractors. Thanks for sharing with all of us your special hobbies. I had the opportunity this week to see the family gospel and blue grass group Anastasia from Attica, N.Y., this very talented mom and her nine children play every sting instrument out there, thank you Pastor Mickle of the Gold Baptist Church for letting me crash their Mother’s Day celebration to see this wonderful family group.

At the Elementary School: Family Fun Night May 6 at 6:00 p.m., and Yellow Ribbon Dance.

At the Middle School and High School: Boys/ Girls Varsity Senior Night Track Monday 2 4:00 Tuesday, May 3 there is a meet at 4:00 p.m. Port Allegheny with Northern Potter and Friday, May 6 Coudersport Invitational at CARP Park starting at 3:30 p.m. The Boys & Girls Junior High Track will be at Smethport Wed. May 4 at 4:00 p.m. Boys Varsity Baseball, Tuesday May 3 at home against Cowanesque Valley 4:30, Saturday, May 7 at home against Coudersport 3:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Softball May 3, at 4:30 at home verses Cowanesque Valley, Saturday, May 7 at home against Coudersport 3:30 p.m., Senior Night. It is time to sign up for the 2017 Sports year. Check out OswayoValley.com for more information under Athletic Department or contact Amy at the school. Senior Class Trip to Baltimore this week have a great time kids and chaperons check for items taped to student legs, remember Mindy Drake, (I chaperoned a class trip along time ago). May 2: School Board Work Session 7:00 p.m., and School Board Meeting Monday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m.

The Girls of G2Gymnastictis have done it again, they placed at the USAG States. Abbey Kellogg is the Level 3 Floor State Champion. Samantha Proctor earned a bronze, six girls represented the team. They all achieved a ranking in the personnel best event and all around scores. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

At the Senior Center Monday May 2, 2016: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich and Brother-Sister Day along with May Day and Exercise Class “Healthy Steps in Motion” at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, Baked Lasagna, Hawaiian Lei Day, Quilt Club will meet (they will be hand quilting a quilt for L.E.A.K. and offer instruction in hand quilting and a chance for everyone to help do something for the Wounded Warrior Project), Wednesday, May 4: Mother’s Day Dinner, Chicken Breast Supreme. Exercise Class “Healthy Steps in Motion” at 9:30 a.m., Wii Boys versus the girls and bingo. Please call the day before to make your reservation 814-697-7178 and stay for lunch.
PRINCESS PARTY was a success the pics showed some adorable little princesses having a great time, lovely dresses ladies.

ANNUAL INDOOR YARD SALE at the Center on May 5, 6, & 7. Thursday and Friday 9:00-5:00, Saturday 10:00 – 1:00. Upcoming events for May watch their sign in the parking lot. May 12th Bus trip to Sight and Sound in Lancaster, May 23rd 6 p.m. Card Making Class with Christine. Closed our Traditional Memorial Day Monday, May 30th in honor of all our veterans.

At the Library “An Evening of Folk Music with Adam Miller”. The renowned American Folksinger and natural-born storyteller was enjoyed by a library full of people and the man’s wonderful baritone voice and his stories were enjoyed by all. Thank you Rhonda Duell for bringing him above route 80. The Stitch Together Group will meet on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. The Historical Society is open Fridays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. They will be having a their monthly meeting Monday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. To learn more about what the Library has available see their website at www.ovmlibrary.org.

The Olean Chamber of Commerce is hosting Restaurant Week it started yesterday. Check out their complete list with specials at OleanNY.com or www.facebook.com/OleanNYChamber These are the participating restaurants Hammer Back Bar & Grill, The Point, Angee’s Restaurant, Randy’s Fireside and the Ravyn & Robin Lounge.

May 6, 2016 Good Times of Olean: Freddie & the Jets 7:00 p.m.-11:00p.m. $5.00 cover.

May 7: Millport Rod and Gun Club Annual Kids Fishing Derby begins early and Annual BBQ 11:00 a.m. till gone $10.00.

Shinglehouse Fire Department and Ambulance Association will be having hosting 250 Club Party at 6:00 p.m. 

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino Steve Miller Band one of my personal favorites. And along that note guess who turns 75 this week? Non other than Joan Baez (I saw her in concert in 1969 and will never forget it). PBS stations are giving her a tribute in their ‘Great Performances Programming on Sunday May 7th.

Germania Ham & Leek Smorgasbord starting at 3:00 p.m. Germania Fire Dept. Pavilion. Adults $10.00 Children &5.00. They have a great meal planned see their add on Solomon’s.

Stinkfest Bradford,Pa. Saturday, May 7, 2016 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. visit http://www.stinkfest.org/ for more information.

50th ANNUAL POTTER-TIOGA MAPLE FESTIVAL Friday, May 6th and Saturday May 7th Check the website www.visitpottercounty.com for information on the schedule.

It’s YARD SALE Season: May 6 & 7 Smethport, Pa. Garage sales; May 14: town wide yard sales Roulette 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. May 21: Port Allegany 9:00 till you’re done shopping. Let me know if you have one coming up.

It’s Lilac time in Rochester,N.Y. they are having their yearly festival Mat 7 & 14th. I went a few years ago it was divine!

Palmer Opera House, May 15 2:00 p.m. I love Country Music. Nontraditional jamboree set up, come and visit with everyone and listen to some great music. Check out their facebook page www.facebook.com/PalmerOperaHouse. They have an Acoustic Open Mic Night weekly on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

One more chance to help the boys out, Cub Scouts Can Drive, I’ll be getting my winter stash to them this week. They are accepting donations of (.05) nickel bottles and all aluminum cans nickel or not. They will learn the importance of recycling and working to help pay for their camp. The boys will be sorting and getting them ready at Dick and Jenny Clarke’s House. Please donate they’re OR to any scout you know. All proceeds go to our local Shinglehouse Cub Scouts so we appreciate all the support. The last town wide pick-up dates will be on May 28th. You can put your bag outside of your house and they will pick them up. You can also call for pickup at 697-7059 for earlier pick-up anytime.

Feel free to drop in and set a spell on the porch with me and Daisy Mae or we can be reached at 814-697-7625, mizmonica@frontier.com or my face book page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.