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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Two Car Accident On Peet Brook Road

BREAKING NEWS:

Fire/rescue personnel from Genesee, Wellsville, and Coudersport are on to the scene of a two car motor vehicle accident near 1876 Peet Brook Road.

Initial reports indicated injuries involved. A medical helicopter has been requested.

Area Obituaries

GORG, Terry "Gordy" A. ,52, of Galeton, PA, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2007, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born April 9, 1955 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Arnold and the late Helen (Steadman) Gorg. He was a graduate of Galeton High School. In 1986, in Galeton, he married the former Betty Stiles. Mr. Gorg was a truck driver for many years, owning and operating his own truck. He was a former member of the Galeton Loyal Order of the Moose #826 and the Galeton VFW, Post 5956. Terry greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and especially his grandchildren. Surviving are: his loving wife and best friend, Betty Gorg; father, Arnold Gorg of Galeton; a son, Nathan (Misty Gleason) Bennett of Galeton; daughters, Tasha (Ricky McCullen) Gorg of Sabinsville, PA, Janelle (Aaron Stahley) Gorg of Galeton; a brother, Clifford Gorg of Coudersport; grandchildren, Brooklynn McCullen and the joy of his life, Boppy's Boys, Preston "Bubba" Pond and Devin "Little Bugger" Stahley; aunts, Irene Mashula of Galeton and Helen Lazorchak of Germania; uncles, Perry (Pauline) Gorg of Gaines, PA, and Joseph (Jackie) Steadman of Galeton; mother-in-law, Margie (Remo) Lostracco of Niagara Falls, NY; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Helen Gorg and his father-in-law, James Stiles. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA on Sunday, December 30, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Monday, December 31, 2007, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. Pallbearers will be Albert "Sonny" Gorg, Jody Gorg, Jeff Lazorchak, Lance Tarr, Craig Rukgaber, and Terry Allen. Interment will be in Parker Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gale Hose Ambulance Association or the Goodyear Fire Company.

JORDAN, Charles L. ,73, of Galeton, PA, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2007, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born December 8, 1934 in Port Allegany, he was the son of Elsie (Jerles) Wilson and the late Walter Jordan. He was a graduate of Galeton High School. Mr. Jordan was retired. He was a member of the Galeton Loyal Order of the Moose #826 and the Galeton VFW, Post 5956. Charlie was an avid fisherman and greatly enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Surviving are: his wife, Betty (Harris) Zinn-Jordan; his mother; a son, Jon (Irene) Jordan of Rochester; daughters, Laurie (Burley) Chillcott of Webster, NY, Margaret Jordan of Rochester, NY, Heather Durant and Heidi Tellez, both of Portland, OR; a stepdaughter and granddaughter, Amy and Hannah Rose Zinn of Galeton; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Charles Jordan in 2006. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA, on Friday, December 28, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at the West Pike Baptist Church on Saturday, December 29, 2007, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Cole Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.

BURNETT, Marjorie T.of Andrews Settlement, PA, 87, died Saturday, December 29, 2007, in her home. Arrangements (1-800-942-2258) are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

LOUCKS, Doris Bertha, Age 80, of 78 Southard Road, Middlebury Center, PA, formerly of Westfield, PA, passed away Friday, December 28, 2007, at her residence. She was born February 12, 1927 in Livingston Manor, NY, the daughter of Frank and Mabel Page Rosengrant. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church. Survived by daughters, Regina Springman and Alan Guill, Elkland, PA, Brenda (Zachary) Thoman, Codorus, PA; sons, Dennis (Jane) Loucks, Elkland, PA, Samuel Loucks and Elizabeth McCullen, Westfield, PA, Frederick (Carol) Loucks, Mt. Jackson, VA, Randy (Vicki) Loucks, Little Marsh, PA; brother, Bennie (Linda) Rosengrant, Middlebury Center, PA; 26 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, David; daughters, Elsie Hanes and Sandra Loucks; grandson, Sheldon Kennedy; great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Kennedy; and two brothers and two sisters. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., immediately following the visitation. Pastor Everman, Offc. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield, PA.

WELLSVILLE - Florence R. Carpenter, 89, formerly of Wellsville, died Friday (Dec. 28, 2007) at St. John’s Home in Rochester, where she had resided since November 2001.

DOUSMAN, Wis. - Nancy R. Burnham, 63, of Dousman, Wis., formerly of Emily, Minn., and Shinglehouse, Pa., died Monday (Dec. 24, 2007).

LITTLE GENESEE - Richard N. Ploetz, 27, of 98 Kent Blvd., Salamanca and 415 Sanford Hollow, Little Genesee, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2007) in the Olean General Hospital emergency room.

Police Reports

STATE POLICE, COUDERSPORT
•Ryan W. Schrader, 25, of Texas, was arrested Dec. 19 on an outstanding warrant. During the arrest, Schrader also was charged with possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Steven C. Heindel, 50, of Coudersport, was charged Dec. 23 with simple assault. He was arraigned on the charges in Galeton District Court and released on $5,000 bail.

•Everard F. Marvin, 49, of Roulette, was charged Dec. 23 with driving under the influence after a traffic stop on U.S. Route 6 in Roulette Township.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Ryan Dexter Jailed In Shinglehouse Burglaries

WESB News: 12/28/07 - Shinglehouse Man Charged with Burglary

A Shinglehouse man has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing three businesses earlier this month.

25-year-old Ryan Dexter is accused of breaking into Newton's Subs and Pizza, Vinny's Auto and Hunt's Car Wash.

After a short investigation, police search Dexter's house and found several items taken from the businesses, along with burglary tools. He's also accused of taking about 13 hundred dollars. Damages are in excess of 1 thousand dollars.

Dexter was remanded to Potter County Jail.

EIGHT KILLED, 236 INJURIED IN CRASHES INVESTIGATED BY STATE POLICE DURING CHRISTMAS TRAVEL PERIOD
HARRISBURG -- Eight people were killed in traffic crashes investigated by State Police during the five-day Christmas holiday driving period, State Police Commissioner Col. Jeffrey B. Miller said today.
In addition to the eight fatalities, 236 people were injured in the 964 crashes to which troopers responded. Miller said 118 of the crashes, including two of the fatal crashes, were alcohol-related. Six of the eight people killed were not wearing a seat belt, he said.
Miller said troopers issued 2,264 speeding citations during the holiday driving period; arrested 308 people for driving under the influence; cited 161 operators for not wearing seat belts; and issued 18 citations for not securing children in child safety seats.

Senator Arlen Specter Was In Pakistan

WESB News: 12/28/07 - Specter in Pakistan During Assassination specterbhutto.jpg
Senator Arlen Specter had been scheduled to meet Thursday with former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and President Pervez Musharraf.

They were advised to leave the country by the State Department after Bhutto's assassination.

Specter says that he and Congressman Patrick Kennedy were to dine with Musharraf and meet later in the night with Bhutto.

He said he heard about the attack on Bhutto as he was dressing for the dinner with Musharraf. He says our foreign policy had relied on her presence as a stabilizing force.

After learning that she was dead, Specter, Kennedy and Anne Patterson, the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, laid flowers under Bhutto's photograph at her campaign headquarters in what they described as an unsettling atmosphere. Specter said he felt apprehensive about being an American there out at night.
Photo Courtesy of Senator Specter's Office

Roulette Man DUI After Snowmobile Hits House

WESB News: 12/28/07 - Man Charged with DUI on Snowmobile

A Roulette man was arrested Thursday and charged with driving a snowmobile into a house on December 20th.

State Police say Dustin Mahon lost control of his sled and drove into a home owned by Joe McDowell also of Roulette. There was property damage to the house in the accident.

Mahon is facing DUI charges and other summary offenses.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Terry Harris Guilty On All Counts

A former Harrison Valley man was found guilty recently by a Potter County jury of all counts involving the sexual assault of an 8 year old left in his care, while she was in the third grade.

Terry Lee Harris, 37, is free on $25,000. bail while it is determined if he is a sexually violent predator. After that determination is made, he will be sentenced. He faces a mandatory 5 year minimum sentence. The girl, who is now 13, testified via video camera from the Judges Chambers.

Harris faces another trial in the alleged sexual assault of another young girl in the near future.

Information from an article in the Potter Leader Enterprise by Kimberley Hoak. See the complete article in the December 19, 2007 issue.

Gasoline Goes Up A Dime Today

Gasoline went up a dime today. Had to make an early morning trip to Port Allegany. Stations there were raising the price of gasoline from $2.99 a gallon to $3.09 a gallon

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States To Battle Invasive Species

WESB News: 12/27/07 - PA, New York Battling Invasive Species

The Pennsylvania Invasive Species Council has launched a new website for consumers and producers to learn more about how the state is protecting against invasive plants, animals and insects. The council is made up of agency heads responsible for the conservation of agriculture and natural resources, and for the protection of public health.

You can learn more about the council at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in January or, if you're not going to be in Harrisburg during the next couple of weeks, you can you can get information online by clicking on Invasive Species Council at the state agriculture department web site.

Meanwhile, New York has just established the Office of Invasive Species, which will map and record threats to native wildlife. The new DEC office will involve biologists and forests in developing ways to combat invaders, while raising public awareness.

Accident North Of Shinglehouse On Rt. 44

BREAKING NEWS:
Shinglehouse firemen have responded to a one vehicle accident north of the Boro on Rt. 44 where a woman is reported injured.

Area Obituaries

JORDAN, Charles L. ,73, of Galeton, PA, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2007, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born December 8, 1934 in Port Allegany, he was the son of Elsie (Jerles) Wilson and the late Walter Jordan. He was a graduate of Galeton High School. Mr. Jordan was retired. He was a member of the Galeton Loyal Order of the Moose #826 and the Galeton VFW, Post 5956. Charlie was an avid fisherman and greatly enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Surviving are: his wife, Betty (Harris) Zinn-Jordan; his mother; a son, Jon (Irene) Jordan of Rochester; daughters, Laurie (Burley) Chillcott of Webster, NY, Margaret Jordan of Rochester, NY, Heather Durant and Heidi Tellez, both of Portland, OR; a stepdaughter and granddaughter, Amy and Hannah Rose Zinn of Galeton; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Charles Jordan in 2006. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA, on Friday, December 28, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at the West Pike Baptist Church on Saturday, December 29, 2007, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Cole Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.

PALMATIER, Philip F., 79, of Coudersport, PA, died Monday, December 24, 2007, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on August 15, 1928 in Coudersport, he was the son of Harry C. Palmatier, Sr. and Sophia Mosch Palmatier. On September 3, 1949 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he married Alfreda Osborne who survives. Mr. Palmatier was a graduate of Coudersport High School. He was formerly employed as an appraiser with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He has also worked at Agway and with the American Silver Truss Co. and was a lifetime farmer. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Navy, where he retired as Captain after 33 years of service. He was a member and twice commander of American Legion Potter Post 192 in Coudersport. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 7810 of Austin, Eulalia Lodge #342 F.&A.M., Coudersport Consistory, Potter Commandery #69 Knights Templar, and a past member of the Coudersport Rotary Club. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Curt (Judy) Palmatier of Montrose, PA, Chris (Jami) Palmatier of Virginia Beach, VA; five daughters, Connie (Bill) Plummer of Westfield, PA, Carol Bliss of Marion, NY, Cindy (Kevin) Sharp of Ulysses, PA, Cathy (Brent) Cole and Celia (Robert) Kio, both of Coudersport; a daughter-in-law, Beryle A. Palmatier of Spring Mills, PA; 26 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry C. (Eugenia) Palmatier, Jr. of Coudersport; a sister, Irene (Almon) Freeman of Ulysses, PA; a brother-in-law, Milton Freeman of Coudersport; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Commander Philip F. "Jet" Palmatier, Jr.; two grandsons, Matthew Allen Palmatier and Jeremy Kio; and two sisters, Eleanor Dingman and Betty Freeman. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2007, at the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday at the American Legion Potter Post 192 in Coudersport with Reverend H. D. Youngblood, Jr. officiating. Military Rites will be accorded at the service by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery at Five Corners. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Patterson Cancer Care Center, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

PORTVILLE - Roger Sutter of 154 Brooklyn St. died Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2007) in his home following a long illness.

Nelson Sues Commissioners In McKean

WESB News: 12/27/07 - Former EMA Director Sues Commissioners

Steve Nelson, the former director of the McKean County Emergency Management Agency has filed a civil suit against the three McKean County Commissioners.

Nelson is suing commissioners Clifford Lane, Bruce Burdick and John Egbert individually.

Details of Nelson’s departure from the emergency management agency remain unknown.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

House Fire In Galeton

BREAKING NEWS:
Galeton, Germania, and Clymer fire departments are responding to a working structure fire on Park Lane in Galeton at 8:45 pm.

Tractor Trailer Burns

WESB News: 12/26.07 - Fire Threatens Lewis Run Crosby Mart

Firefighters were called to the Lewis Run Crosby Mart for a tractor-trailer fire that was endangering the building.

The fire started with brake problems in the rig at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and the flames were about 40 feet from the building at one point.

Lewis Run firefighters were on the scene until just before 8 p.m.

Movie Gallery Files Plan

Movie Gallery Inc. has filed a reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and hopes to complete the process by mid-2008.

The Dothan, Ala.-based movie rental company has a Jan. 29 hearing with the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond to consider approval of the plan.

Movie Gallery expects to ask the bankruptcy court to confirm the plan early in the second quarter of 2008 and hopes to emerge from bankruptcy shortly thereafter.

Movie Gallery, once the second-largest movie rental company in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy in October after two years of losses and an accumulation of $1 billion in debt after purchasing Hollywood Video in 2005.

Robbery Suspect Captured

WESB News: 12/26/07 - Lewis Run Mini Mart Robber Captured

A Bradford man who robbed the Lewis Run Crosby Mart Christmas Eve was apprehended shortly after the robbery by Bradford City Police.

State Police say 48 year-old Dennis Fuino was identified by store employees in a photo lineup as the man who robbed the mini mart. Cash, jewelery and women’s leather coats were discovered in his truck by city police.

Police say a knife was displayed during the robbery. Fuino was sent to McKean County Jail

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Where Are You Chris Houghtaling???

Community Dinner Today At Gospel Tabernacle

A free Community Dinner is open to everyone on Christmas Day.

Serving begins at 2 p.m. at the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle.

The dinner was organized by community volunteers after a similar Christmas Dinner held for many years at the Austin Firehall was discontinued.

Anyone who has nowhere to go for Christmas dinner, as well as all those who would like to mingle or make new friends, are welcome to attend.

Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle is located along Rt. 6, at the Dingman Run Road intersection, west of town. On the menu will be turkey, ham and many other foods.

From WFRM News

McKean Prison Overcrowded

Members of McKean County’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board last week discussed options for dealing with overcrowding at the county jail.

Unless other arrangements are made, the county will have to build a bigger jail.

Board members are studying options for reducing inmate populations. These include alternative treatment of prisoners with mental health issues; changes in sentencing patterns; and the broader use of technology such as ankle bracelets for house arrest.

Warden Tim Woodruff said the jail staff has focused on equipping inmates with skills that will make them more employable when they are released, reducing the likelihood of their return to jail.
From WFRM News

Troopers Charge 4 With DUI In McKean County

State police from the Kane barracks cited four drivers with DUI over the weekend.

Early Saturday morning, they stopped 23-year-old Marshall Dulski of Smethport in Farmers Valley for a traffic violation and found that he was driving under the influence of alcohol. Dulski was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Sunday morning at about 1 o’clock, police stopped 69-year-old Walter Gulnac in the Borough of Lewis Run for a traffic violation and determined that he was operating his car under the influence of alcohol. He was remanded to the McKean County Jail in lieu of bail.

About three hours later, at 4:30 Sunday morning, troopers from Kane were summoned to a one-vehicle crash on Rt. 46 in Keating Township. Twenty-four year-old Jeremiah VanderMark of Cyclone told officers he fell asleep at the wheel of his Jeep Wrangler, which drifted off the road and struck a utility pole near Columbia Hill Road. Further investigation determined that VanderMark was driving under the influence of alcohol.

And a Turtlepoint driver who was stopped for a traffic violation in Eldred Borough was cited for DUI. Troopers identified the driver as 24-year-old Christopher McFall.
From WFRM News

Taj Mahal Sale Didn't Close As Scheduled

Ownership of the massive Adelphia Operations Center in downtown Coudersport did not change hands, as scheduled, last week.

No one from Adelphia or from the real estate company handling the sale was available to respond to questions from WFRM about the sale.

One source did confirm that a scheduled closing on the property did not take place.

A real estate investor was the high bidder on the former corporate office building, offering $3.4 million. Should the investor be unable to find a buyer, sources say, it is possible that the building – which was constructed at a cost of about $30 million – could be demolished and sold for salvage.

About 25 employees currently occupy the building as the final staffers with the bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corporation. Adelphia selected internet real estate auction specialist LFC Online to sell most of its remaining real estate assets. Proceeds are being used to settle with creditors as the company dissolves. From WFRM News.

Pope Urges Leaders to End Conflicts

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI issued a Christmas Day appeal Tuesday to political leaders around the globe to find the "wisdom and courage" to end bloody conflicts in Darfur, Iraq, Afghanistan and Congo.

Robbery In Lewis Run

WESB News: 12/25/07 - Lewis Run Crosby Mart Robbed

Police are looking for the person who robbed the Lewis Run Crosby Mart Monday afternoon at about 4 o'clock.

State Police say a white male with gray hair, possibly in his 50s, claimed to have a weapon. Police didn't say if the man got any cash or merchandise before leaving the store.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact State Police in Kane.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Governor Appoints Nelson Student Rep

Gov. Ed Rendell recently appointed Nicole Leigh Nelson as the student representative on Edinboro University's Council of Trustees.

Nelson, a third-year music with teacher certification major, will serve on the Council of Trustees, the university's governing body, until her anticipated graduation in May 2009.

A native of Coudersport, Nelson has been involved in campus and philanthropic activities.

She serves as president of the Edinboro University Chapter of the Music Educators National Committee, president of the Edinboro University Singers, and is a member of Company, a student organization providing musical entertainment for students and the community.

You're Invited To Christmas Dinner

“We're having turkey, ham, mashed potato, sweet potato, the whole nine yards,” says John Minor, one of the volunteers helping to organize the annual Christmas Dinner for the community at the Gospel Tabernacle church in Coudersport.


"Anybody who doesn't have a place to go for Christmas dinner is welcome.," said Minor.

The dinner , which begins at 2:00 pm on Christmas day is free and open to everyone.

"If you'd enjoy meeting new people or seeing old friends, please feel free to join us." reads the poster for the event.

There will also be Christmas presents for the children.

Area Obituaries

WHITE, Clara Wynick
Harrison Valley native
Age 86, of Bradford, PA, formerly of Glen Cove, NY, and Harrison Valley, PA, died Saturday, December 22, 2007, in the Bradford Manor, Bradford, PA.

Born June 15, 1921 in Page, WV, she was the daughter of Charles William and Mary E. Senzel Wynick. A World War II veteran, she served with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre. On February 7, 1947 in Queens, NY, she married Arthur E. White, who predeceased her in 1970.

She was employed as a pediatric nurse at the Glen Cove Hospital and as charge nurse at the Mont Clair Nursing Home in Glen Cove. Surviving are: a son, Allan A. (Dru Cary) White of Eldred, PA; a granddaughter, Tonia White of Gainesville, FL; two great-granddaughters; two brothers, Charles E. (Jeannette) Wynick and Kenneth J. (Virginia) Wynick, both of Harrison Valley, PA; two sisters, Evelyn (Keith) Wheaton of Ulysses, PA, and Arlene Haskins of Westfield, PA; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Wynick. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Wednesday, December 26th, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate.

Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.

Ruth Dunbar, 87, of Genesee, Pa., died Friday (Dec. 21, 2007) in Highland Healthcare, Wellsville.
Born Jan. 16, 1920, in Hickox, Pa., she was the daughter of Luman and Winifred Hart Whitaker. On June 4, 1936, in Whitesville, she married Merle V. “Mike” Dunbar, who predeceased her in 1987.
Mrs. Dunbar and her husband owned and operated Dunbar’s Grocery in Hickox for 17 years. She was employed by Cooper Slide in Genesee for 12 years and the U.S. Postal Service in Genesee for 20 years. She was a member of the Hickox Union Church.
Surviving are a son, Donald (Angela) Dunbar of Genesee; a daughter, Ada (Leonard) Palmatier of Genesee; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Betty J. Palmatier; a grandson, Cory Dunbar; a brother, Preston Whitaker; and a sister, Addie Elliott.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 26, 2007) at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hickox Union Church, the Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, or the Genesee Library, all in Genesee, PA 16923.

COUDERSPORT — Philip F. Palmatier, 79, of Coudersport, died Monday (Dec. 24, 2007) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Arrangements are under the direction of Fickinger Funeral Home.

PORTVILLE - Roger Sutter of 154 Brooklyn St. died Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2007) in his home following a long illness.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Williams Appeals To Supreme Court

Stretton appeals Williams case to U.S. Supreme Court

The attorney for convicted cop killer Timothy Williams is taking his case to the highest court in the country.

West Chester attorney Sam Stretton has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Williams’ case.

Williams, 27, formerly of Coudersport, was found guilty of third-degree murder, recklessly endangering another person and carrying a firearm without a license in 1999 in the death of Kane Borough Police Officer Steven Jerman.

Jerman, a long-time veteran of the police force, was killed Feb. 20, 1999, after he pulled Williams’ over in what started as a routine traffic stop.

“I believe the appellate courts didn’t fairly review this case,” Stretton told The Era, adding the state Superior Court “misread the facts of law.” The state Supreme Court declined hearing the case.

Click on the title of this article to read the rest of this story in today's Bradford Era.

Roll Over Crash West Of Port A

BREAKING NEWS:

Port Allegany emergency services are on the scene of a one vehicle roll over crash on Route 6 near the Jehovah Witness church west of Port Allegany. Early reports indicate that the vehicle is in the roadway, and the occupant is self extricated and declining treatment .

Christmas Eve Communion Service

There will be a Christmas Eve communion service at 6:00 pm at the Coudersport
Gospel Tabernacle on the Port Allegany Road in Coudersport.

You're Invited To Christmas Dinner

“We're having turkey, ham, mashed potato, sweet potato, the whole nine yards,” says John Minor, one of the volunteers helping to organize the annual Christmas Dinner for the community at the Gospel Tabernacle church in Coudersport.

"Anybody who doesn't have a place to go for Christmas dinner is welcome.," said Minor.

The dinner , which begins at 2:00 pm on Christmas day is free and open to everyone.

"If you'd enjoy meeting new people or seeing old friends, please feel free to join us." reads the poster for the event.

There will also be Christmas presents for the children.


Lauren Geiser Gets Lead In "Damn Yankees"

Lauren Geiser of Coudersport, a freshman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, won the female lead role for the production, "Damn Yankees".

She is the daughter of Lynn and Lynne Dee Geiser. She is a 2007 graduate of Coudersport High School. She is studying political science and philosophy as a major with a minor in theatre.

In Coudersport, she has appeared in local community and high school musicals and was a member of the Pennsylvania All-State Choir. She studied under Coudersport music instructor Larry Herbstritt.

Roulette Woman Hits Guard Rail On RT.6

WESB News: 12/23/07 - Roulette Woman Injured in Crash

A Roulette woman received minor injuries after her car struck a guide rail on Route 6 in Liberty Township Friday afternoon.

Irva Blauvelt was driving east and took a turn too wide, striking the guide rail.

She was taken to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport for treatment of her injuries. She is charged with operating her vehicle at an unsafe speed.

NWS State College Issues Wind Advisory

... Wind Advisory in effect from noon today to 2 am EST Monday...

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from noon today to 2 am EST Monday.
The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

Strong winds are expected mainly along and after the passage of
the cold front. Wind gusts of 35 to 55 mph are possible.

Strong winds can blow lose items around. Secure garbage pales and
other lose items to include high profile Christmas lawn
decorations. High winds can also down limbs and wires causing
sporadic power outages.