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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Rollover Accident Tonight On Boyers Crossing

Roulette Firemen , ambulance and Medic 6 responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on the Coleman Mills Road, near Boyers Crossing, this evening.

One man was transported to Charles Cole Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Reports from the scene indicated that the man was the driver of a pickup truck that rolled completely over.

Campbells Soup Recalled

Camden, NJ - Campbell's Soup has issued a voluntary recall of more than 72,000 cans of a variety of its Chunky soup.

The recall involves 18.8 ounce cans of Campbell's Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Bits.

They may contain pieces of hard plastic that present a choking hazard and could cause injury if swallowed.

Campbell says three consumers have reported minor injuries in and around their mouths.

It says no other products are affected by the recall.

The recalled soups were shipped to 24 states.

Consumers who purchased Campbell's Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Bits with the can code JUL 08 2009 07097 are being advised to return the product to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or refund. From WETM

Mercy Flight Diverted To Fire Hall--Unable To Locate 4 Wheeler Crash Scene

Mercy Flight has landed at the Rew Fire Dept. after failing to locate the scene of a 4 wheeler accident this afternoon.

The ambulance and medics are moving the victim to the fire hall for transport to the hospital.

According to radio reports, a young woman was thrown from her 4 wheeler and hit her head knocking her unconscious for a time.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Police Reports Via WFRM

An 18 year old resident of Adelphoi Village in Harrison Township has been charged with harassment after allegedly assaulting a counselor Wednesday night. State police say the incident began when Lawrence Loveland confronted John Sheaffer about leaving an area of the building without permission. Sheaffer then, according to police “without provocation” grabbed Loveless by the throat and tried to gouge his left eye. Loveless was able to restrain Sheaffer with the assistance of several other counselors and he was sent back to his living quarters, after which police were summoned.


Troopers at Kane are investigating the theft of a red 1986 Honda 4 Wheeler belonging to Michael Petruzzi of Smethport from his residence at the intersection of Route 46 and Galico Crossing in Keating Township late last month. The machine has a black box, gun rack and plow mount and has Pennsylvania registration 3967C. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kane Barracks at 778-5555. State police there are also probing a burglary at the home of Todd Grimes on Annin Creek Road Turtlepoint Wednesday between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Intruders rummaged through a couple of drawers in a spare bedroom but apparently took nothing.

State police here are investigating a couple of recent criminal mischief incidents. Someone tampered with the phone line at the home of Matthew Hafer on Troupe Road, Coudersport Monday or Tuesday, disabling the phone service. And vandals smashed a mail box owned by Lynn Doane on the Fishing Creek Road in Roulette Township between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Damage estimated to be about $50.

A Port Allegany man will be sentenced on November 29 after pleading guilty this week to retail theft. Ben Denning, 23, admitted takingmore than $230 worth of merchandise from the Bradford Wal-Mart this past April

Thursday, October 4, 2007

West End Chicken Barbeque Saturday

The West End Trail Blazers will hold a Chicken Barbeque Saturday at the intersection of Route 6 and Fishing Creek Road in Roulette. It starts at 11:30 'till all is gone. These guys and gals do a great job of cooking the chicken and it is delicious.

Great Pictures On WFRM Web Site

Check out the deer pictures on WFRM's web site. They are great.

Cops Check Out Identity Theft

State police here are investigating an possible identity theft victimizing a Galeton resident. John Zeigler told police that his credit card company recently informed him of some suspicious purchases with his card. From WFRM

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Taj Mahal Would Serve Potter County For A Century

By James Jones

COUDERSPORT, Pa. - Tinted three-story windows and a gleaming brick exterior surround the granite pillars that frame the front doors of 102 South Main Street. Two large black-and-yellow billboards on the front lawn have bold letters reading "Bankruptcy Auction."

One of the last big pieces of the Adelphia Communications empire is up for sale.

The property with a suggested value of $30 million stands out on an otherwise typical small-town street. It's a building more likely to be found among the sprawling office parks of the suburbs of Philadelphia than this little northcentral Pennsylvania city.

"It's 72,000 square feet of brass, bronze, brick, granite," Todd Brown, Adelphia's director of facilities and fleet operations, said from the front steps of the building. "Basically it's the premier state-of-the-art building in Potter County."

Thats how the Associated Press article starts that was published yesterday in the nation's newspapers.

This building stands tall on Coudersport's Main Street and is refered to as the Taj Mahal. It was built to house 245 Adelphia employees. And now it's for sale, offered in an online auction, with a minimum bid of one million dollars. It's a beautiful building with everything state of the art, practically new, and ready for occupancy.

The Potter County Commissioners, busy trying to move into the former Adelphia School Building, they got from Time Warner as a freebee, are so preoccupied with this that they are missing out on the real bargain of the century, the Taj Mahal.

Potter County is on the verge of unprecedented expansion and prosperity. Empereon Marketing is soon to start hiring to replace the jobs lost when Time Warner shut down operations of the call center in the tennis center. Because of the massive job losses here, state and local government agencies from Governor Rendell's office and our senator and representative have been working hard to find other businesses to come to Potter County and provide jobs.

The secret is out. Potter County was selected as the 11th best place to live in the entire Northeastern United States. When the jobs come, and they will, people will come to Potter County to live. Already, a drive through the country roads, way back in the hills, will let you spot hundreds of beautiful new homes. Our population will increase and there will be a need for more county services.

State officials can see the writing on the wall. More roads have been paved in this area than I have ever seen. Lyman Lake has been rebuilt. Galeton's Main Street project is reshaping the Galeton area along with new water and sewer facilities. The Dark Skies program at Cherry Springs brings thousands to the area. The Austin Dam memorial project is a big draw. And the Geo Search program includes Potter County. A brand new modern SPCA is to be build here.

Oil and Gas drilling and production will add to the area's economy with new jobs and new tax revenues when the state restores the oil and gas mineral tax. Our trees, fields, and farms will provide materials for alternative energy like fuel pellets, and corn for bio-fuel.

Our major cities are crime ridden with drive by shootings, home invasions, and terrorist threats commonplace. People are moving to the country. The Poconos are full. Potter County is the next frontier.

This expansion will require more county employees to join the 176 now working. They need a decent place to work. The Taj Mahal is a beautiful building and could accomodate both a modern courtroom and office space for all the county employees. The present courthouse could be sold as an antique or turned into a museum so tourists could see how things were in the 1800's. The Adelphia school building could be a community college or a job producing business building, and the Roulette school building a business incubator for a small call center or other business.

Commissioners: Don't sell our county short by missing the crown jewel that would represent our county government for the next century. Why occupy an old school, when you could have the Taj Mahal for little more than a song. The bidding deadline is Oct. 11th. Think about it! Don't wait 'till its too late!

Smethport Vaccinations May Be No Good

WESB News: 10/03/07 - Some May Have to be Re-Vaccinated

More than 300 patients of Smethport Family Practice are being asked to have certain vaccinations re-administered after a refrigeration unit was found to be out of compliance with recommended temperature guidelines.

Rhonda Chilson, BRMC Director of Practice Management a routine State Department of Health review at the site showed that some vaccines in a refrigeration unit had fallen out of normal ranges on several occasions.

While the temperature was corrected each time, the vaccines were not evaluated for their continued viability. She said they contacted the manufacturer of the vaccines, who said they should contact patients and give them the option to be re-vaccinated. Letters have been sent to patients who were given the vaccines.

More information will be on BRMC's web site on Thursday.

$200.00 Stolen From Residence In Mills

The theft of some $200 in cash from a residence on Marsh Creek Road in Mills Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. is being probed by state police here. The money was taken from Julia Manny’s wallet which was inside her home during that period of time.

From WFRM

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Causer, Scarnati Announce Arts Grants

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) and Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway) today announced grants for five area arts programs in Cameron and Potter counties.

The grants were awarded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance.
“Support of the arts is certainly a worthwhile investment by the state," Causer said. “Local arts programs bring enjoyment to many people, and just as importantly, they encourage people of all ages to explore their own artistic talents."
Scarnati agreed. “Arts programs not only educate but also enrich the lives of people in our area. I encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunities available through these programs."
The grants were awarded as follows:
  • Songwriter’s Roundtable, Coudersport -- $2,269 for the Songwriters Roundtable event which brings songwriters from around the country together in an in-the-round format each month to share songs and inspiration. Learn more at www.songwritersroundtable.com.
  • Sarah Batson, Coudersport Area School District Art Instructor -- $2,323 for the formation of a mural club.
  • Cameron County 4-H, Emporium -- $1,417 to help bring local artists of diverse disciplines together to share their skills and samples of their work with area youth at a two-week day camp.
  • Austin Dam Memorial Association, Austin -- $1,631 to help fund performer fees for the annual Dam Show.
  • Potter County Fine Arts Council, Coudersport -- $1,557 to support three concerts/dances featuring groups from Canada, West Virginia and Texas.
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is a statewide organization whose mission is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.
Rep. Martin T. Causer
67th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Sen. Joe Scarnati
25th District
Pennsylvania Senate
Causer Contact: Patricia A. Hippler
(717) 772-9846
www.pahousegop.com

Never Cruise In Rain or Slippery Weather

.Cynthia McGinn sends this from Philadelphia.. I wonder how many people know about this?

A 36 year old female had an accident several weeks ago and totaled her car. A resident of Kilgore, Texas she was traveling between Gladewater & Kilgore. It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydro-plane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence!

When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened he told her something that every driver should know - NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She thought she was being
cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain.


But the highway patrolman told her that if the cruise control is on when your car begins to hydro-plane and your tires lose contact with the pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed making you take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly what had occurred.

The patrolman said this warning should be listed, on the driver's seat sun-visor - NEVER USE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE PAVEMENT IS WET OR ICY, along with the airbag warning. We tell our teenagers to set the cruise control and drive a safe speed - but we don't tell them to use the cruise control only when the pavement is dry.

The only person the accident victim found, who knew this (besides the patrolman), was a man who had had a similar accident, totaled his car and sustained severe
injuries.

Empereon Marketing Now Interviewing For Jobs

The employment picture here is due to improve with the announcement from Empereon Marketing that it is now conducting interviews and expects to begin hiring before the end of this month.

In a news release issued Sunday, company officials said equipment delays from key technology suppliers have forced a delay from the original opening day October 1st to a projected date of October 28th.

Officials said they want the community to know that the delays are out of the hands of Empereon Marketing and are in no way a reflection of the company’s commitment to bringing jobs to the local area.

Jamie Evens, a Port Allegany native told WFRM that the process is underway and they hope to have people in the building by October 28.

The company says it is still committed to staffing approximately 150 agents by the end of 2007 and as many as 600 by the end of 2008.

Evens says Empereon really appreciates the support it has received from the community.

From WFRM News

Woman Hurt In Motorcycle Crash On Rt. 44

An Ontario woman was hurt in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon on Route 44 in Abbot Township.

State police said Monique Groh was a passenger on a Harley Davidson operated by her husband Peter.

The cycle slid about 70 feet and tipped over after hitting a patch of gravel ejecting both when it struck an embankment. Mrs. Groh was taken to Charles Cole Hospital for observation. Both were wearing helmets. From WFRM

Preliminary Hearing For Spriggle Reset

By George Osgood--Star Gazette

GALETON – A preliminary hearing for a woman who formerly taught special education at Northern Potter Children’s School and is charged with abusing a mentally handicapped boy has been postponed.


The hearing for Heather M. Spriggle, 38, of Ulysses, was scheduled for Tuesday morning before Galeton Magisterial District Judge Delores Bristol. It has been continued until 1 p.m. on Oct. 17.

State Trooper James Yoder charged Spriggle with a felony count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor count of simple assault and a summary count of harassment.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, the alleged abuses took place between Sept. 1, 2005 and May 30, 2006. The alleged victim was 13 and 14 years old during that time and had the mental ability of a 5-year-old, according to police.

Spriggle was employed as a special education teacher by Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine, based in Coudersport. Ron Mancia, special education supervisor for the unit, said Spriggle had been suspended.

“She is not in the classroom,” he said.

Teachers aides told police they saw Spriggle abuse the special education student, including pinching him, bending his fingers and throwing him into a wooden shelf. She also verbally abused him, one aide said.

Cameron, Potter County Have Most Job Seekers

The Cameron County LMA had the highest unemployment rate in the region for August, 6.8 percent, followed by Potter County at 6.7 percent.

The Wayne County LMA had the lowest unemployment rate, 3.5 percent, in August.

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate for August stood at 4.5 percent, while the country's jobless rate was 4.6 percent.

Songwriter's Roundtable Saturday At Denton Hill Lodge

Songwriter’s Roundtable for Saturday, October 6, 2007, and November 3, 2007

The Songwriter’s Roundtable will wind up a very successful season with two final shows at the Denton Hill Ski Lodge for 2007, on October 6th and November 3rd .

On Saturday, October 6th , Bluegrass meets the Blues, as we present a mix of talented songwriters and performers! Opening the show will be none other than Potter County’s own “Larry Herbstritt” http://www.larryherbstritt.com of “Ollie and the Go Go’s” fame, who’s written many hit songs for some of today’s top stars. Come out and see Larry playing Larry! Next up we’ll feature the high energy Bluegrass duo of “Brent Hopper and Brittany Reilly” http://www.brenthopper.com from Ohio, who specialize in fusing their influences of Bluegrass, Reggae, Country, Blues and Old Time Music into their performance. These two were a hit at the Hickory Fest! Then hold onto your hats, and stick around for the Philadelphia power house “Deb Callahan Blues Band” http://www.debcallahanband.com , a Philadelphia favorite with a top notch line-up on board!
In addition to the music, October’s Roundtable will also feature the amazing visual arts of Stephanie L. Distler and Pat Eckstrom of Johnsonburg, PA www.stephaniedistler.blogspot.com
Julie and Linda will again be serving home cooked dinners at 5:00pm for $8, kids $5 , with the show from 7:00pm to 10:30pm, $10 adults, small children $5.

On Saturday, November 3rd , the Annual Roundtable open mic and fundraiser returns! Beginning at 3:00pm, and featuring smothered Burritos by Julie and Linda and the stunning visual arts and jewelry of Nanci McKee-Turker, the Roundtable invites all to take to the open stage, for songs, poetry, or performance of any kind. We’ll be featuring the open mic until 10:30pm, so dust off that old banjo and come on out and join us! To sign up for the Roundtable open mic email steve@songwritersroundtable.com and put “open mic” in the subject line or call Steve at 814-274-9336

Rep. Causer Invites Seniors To Expo Friday


You are invited to my
Fifth Annual Senior Citizens Expo

This Friday, October 5
10 a.m. to 2 p.m

at the
Coudersport Consistory
111 E. Second Street

This is a great event for both seniors and their families, and I encourage you to join me.

Free Event Lunch Provided

State, county and local vendors will provide information and answer questions about:

  • Health care
  • Insurance
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Fire safety
  • Financial planning
  • Fraud protection
  • Government services
  • Hunting/fishing
  • Personal safety
Health screenings will be offered, and door prizes will be awarded.
More Information
Visit my Web site for more information on the senior expo or call my Coudersport office at (814) 274-9769.
Please note that my offices in both Bradford and Coudersport will be closed on the day of the expo; however, my Harrisburg office will be available at 717-787-5075.
I look forward to seeing you at the Expo!

Coudy Man Lifeflighted After Hitting Deer

A Coudersport man was flown by medical helicopter to Altoona Hospital Saturday night for treatment of injuries he suffered when his motorcycle hit a deer on the Fox Hill Road about a mile east of Route 449 in Ulysses Township.

State police said 57 year old Richard Cowburn was unable to avoid hitting the whitetail which bounded off an embankment into the path of his westbound Harley Davidson.

The impact cause the cycle to roll onto its left side and rotate about 90 degrees as it slide about 65 feet before coming to rest. From WFRM News.

4 Missing Found Dead In Crashed Car

Four Jasper-area residents -- three teenagers and a 21-year-old man -- missing since Saturday were found dead Monday, the apparent victims of a car accident.

Jasper-Troupsburg School District Superintendent Chad Groff said the New York State Police found the bodies of the four -- ranging in age from 15 to 21 -- in a vehicle in Sugar Creek off state Route 248 about 3:05 p.m. Monday.

Dead are Joseph Lubberts, 21, a 2005 graduate of the school; seniors David Cady, 17, and Tiara O'Dell, 17; and freshman Jered Fry, 15.

Groff said the car in which the four were riding went off state Route 248 and struck a bridge abutment before landing in the creek. He said police do not know who was driving when the crash occurred. From Elmira Star Gazette.

Hinsdale, NY, Man To Go To Trial

Criminal charges against Hinsdale man sent to trial

By MARK MARONEY - mmaroney@sungazette.com

A New York State man who allegedly stole a knife at the scene of a fatal crash north of the city will go to trial on related charges after the man waived a preliminary hearing.

Dale Alan Buehlmann, 49, of Hinsdale, allegedly was ‘‘kicking and sorting items on the roadway’’ at the accident scene on Route 15 near Route 184 on Aug. 13, according to state police.

The crash claimed the life of Gerard B. Viehmeyer, 36, of Hawthorne, N.J. A 9-year-old boy was injured, police said.

Buehlmann allegedly was told by police to leave the scene, and was asked if he had taken anything.

He allegedly produced a knife that belonged to Viehmeyer, police said. Buehlmann’s counsel, attorney Matthew Zeigler, claims there is no evidence that Buehlmann tried to steal the knife or to impair the investigation.

Buehlmann is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

He remains free on $10,000 bail. A trial date has not been s

Minor Injuries In Lyman Run DUI Crash

WESB News: 10/02/07 - Smethport Couple in Alcohol Accident

Two Smethport residents suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon in an alcohol related accident on Lyman Run road in Ulysses Township.

State Police say a truck driven by 29 year-old Ronald Bliss of Smethport went out of control and flipped over.

Bliss and a passenger, 33 year-old Brandi Morgan, also of Smethport were charged with DUI after fleeing the scene. Morgan and a 12 year-old passenger in the truck were taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Potter Commissioners Should Buy Taj Mahal

By James Jones


COUDERSPORT, Pa. - Tinted three-story windows and a gleaming brick exterior surround the granite pillars that frame the front doors of 102 South Main Street. Two large black-and-yellow billboards on the front lawn have bold letters reading "Bankruptcy Auction."

One of the last big pieces of the Adelphia Communications empire is up for sale.

The property with a suggested value of $30 million stands out on an otherwise typical small-town street. It's a building more likely to be found among the sprawling office parks of the suburbs of Philadelphia than this little northcentral Pennsylvania city.

"It's 72,000 square feet of brass, bronze, brick, granite," Todd Brown, Adelphia's director of facilities and fleet operations, said from the front steps of the building. "Basically it's the premier state-of-the-art building in Potter County."

Thats how the Associated Press article starts that was published yesterday in the nation's newspapers.

This building stands tall on Coudersport's Main Street and is refered to as the Taj Mahal. It was built to house 245 Adelphia employees. And now it's for sale, offered in an online auction, with a minimum bid of one million dollars. It's a beautiful building with everything state of the art, practically new, and ready for occupancy.

The Potter County Commissioners, busy trying to move into the former Adelphia School Building, they got from Time Warner as a freebee, are so preoccupied with this that they are missing out on the real bargain of the century, the Taj Mahal.

Potter County is on the verge of unprecedented expansion and prosperity. Empereon Marketing is soon to start hiring to replace the jobs lost when Time Warner shut down operations of the call center in the tennis center. Because of the massive job losses here, state and local government agencies from Governor Rendell's office and our senator and representative have been working hard to find other businesses to come to Potter County and provide jobs.

The secret is out. Potter County was selected as the 11th best place to live in the entire Northeastern United States. When the jobs come, and they will, people will come to Potter County to live. Already, a drive through the country roads, way back in the hills, will let you spot hundreds of beautiful new homes. Our population will increase and there will be a need for more county services.

State officials can see the writing on the wall. More roads have been paved in this area than I have ever seen. Lyman Lake has been rebuilt. Galeton's Main Street project is reshaping the Galeton area along with new water and sewer facilities. The Dark Skies program at Cherry Springs brings thousands to the area. The Austin Dam memorial project is a big draw. And the Geo Search program includes Potter County. A brand new modern SPCA is to be build here.

Oil and Gas drilling and production will add to the area's economy with new jobs and new tax revenues when the state restores the oil and gas mineral tax. Our trees, fields, and farms will provide materials for alternative energy like fuel pellets, and corn for bio-fuel.

Our major cities are crime ridden with drive by shootings, home invasions, and terrorist threats commonplace. People are moving to the country. The Poconos are full. Potter County is the next frontier.

This expansion will require more county employees to join the 176 now working. They need a decent place to work. The Taj Mahal is a beautiful building and could accomodate both a modern courtroom and office space for all the county employees. The present courthouse could be sold as an antique or turned into a museum so tourists could see how things were in the 1800's. The Adelphia school building could be a community college or a job producing business building, and the Roulette school building a business incubator for a small call center or other business.

Commissioners: Don't sell our county short by missing the crown jewel that would represent our county government for the next century. Why occupy an old school, when you could have the Taj Mahal for little more than a song. The bidding deadline is Oct. 11th. Think about it! Don't wait 'till its too late!



Emporium Teenager Dies In Accident In Cambria County

WESB News: 10/01/07 - Emporium Girl Killed in Crash

An Emporium girl died in a one car crash last Thursday in Cambria County. St. Francis University freshman 18 year-old Kaylee Harford died in the crash.

She wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. State Police say four other teenage girls in the car were seriously injured.

Police say unfamiliarity with the winding road, rain and fog caused the crash.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Police Release Names In Fatal Allentown Accident

Allentown, NY--New York State Police have released the names of the people involved in the double fatal accident on Route 417 in Allentown on Friday afternoon.

Joshua Giddings, 23 of Wellsville and Robert Cartwright, 55, of Scio died in the crash. Mr. Cartwright was a former Little Genesee resident.

Sherrie McDowell, 20, of Belmont, a passenger in Mr. Giddings car was taken to a Rochester hospital with an arm injury. Her injury was not considered to be life threatening. Sherrie was Mr. Giddings girlfriend.

Police said the vehicle driven by Mr. Giddings crossed the centerline and struck Mr. Cartwright's car, which was traveling westbound.

Topps Ground Meat Recall Expanded

Click the title of this article to go to the expanded recall list of products that includes many trade names like Sam's, Pathmark, Kohler, Topps, Shop Rite and others affected by this nationwide recall.

These products may contain e-coli which is a dangerous bacteria that can make you very sick or be fatal in the elderly or very young. If you have any of this in your freezer, follow the instructions in the link.