The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
McKean County in north central Pennsylvania...
* until 730 PM EDT
* at 559 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing Golf Ball size
hail... and destructive winds in excess of 70 mph. These storms
were located along a line extending from 4 miles north of Russell
to 3 miles west of Clarendon to 12 miles southwest of Ludlow...
and moving east at 31 mph.
* Severe thunderstorms will be near...
Ludlow around 615 PM EDT...
Wetmore around 625 PM EDT...
Kane around 630 PM EDT...
Westline and Marshburg around 635 PM EDT...
Bradford around 650 PM EDT...
Kinzua Bridge State Park and cyclone around 655 PM EDT...
This will also impact the following major roads... Route 6... Route
219... State Road 46... State Road 59... State Road 66... State Road 446.
This line of severe thunderstorms has a history of producing
destructive winds and large damaging hail.
Severe thunderstorms contain damaging winds 58 mph or stronger... or
hail three quarters of an inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a
sturdy location now.
Please report hail... strong winds or wind damage to the National
Weather Service by calling toll free... 1 8 7 7 6 3 3 6 7 7 2.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/26/2008 06:08:00 PM
Breaking News from Niagara County
...where the Sheriff's Department is investigating a murder suicide.
Deputies say Shawn Wolf, 19, killed his girlfriend, Kari Gorman, 18, Saturday morning at his Balmer Road home in Ransomville.
Wolf's body was found at a nearby cemetery.
Wolf and Gorman were 2008 Wilson High School graduates.
Watch Rob Macko's report on News 4 at 6.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/26/2008 03:26:00 PM
Today was incredibly fast paced. I’m not sure why it felt that way. Perhaps, it may have been the excitement.
While I was biking through the incredibly narrow, Northern part of Delaware, I encountered a disabled veteran. It was nice to be able to chat with him for a while and give him a little encouragement. I then thanked him and went on my way into New Jersey.
I was pumped because I made it to the thirteenth and final state en route. I could even smell the oceanic breeze, or at least so I thought. When it was time to run, I picked the pace up and enjoyed that breeze as much as I could. A lot of people beeped their horns at me, and this time it was friendly. They obviously saw the car and were congratulating me with a thumbs up or wave.
I will say that it has tested me in many ways, especially physically, but none of this has been possible without God and the strength that He gives.
Tomorrow will be our last day out on the road, so I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for following along and being a great part of this. It’s certainly been quite a ride and run.
Thank you to all of you who have made generous donations. It’s still not too late if you’d like to. If you’re not comfortable with donating online, you may send the donation to Provisions of Life at P.O. Box 854, Coudersport, PA 16915.
We’re looking forward to finishing this strong with you! May God bless each and every one of you!
OCEAN CITY, HERE WE COME!
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/26/2008 02:46:00 PM
Truck-Lite makes the world’s first LED headlamp for militaryLock Haven Express
McELHATTAN - Truck-Lite's new LED headlamps are showing bright possibilities for the U.S. military.
Now being used on several military vehicles in the Iraqi theater, the 7-inch round white LED headlamps have been undergoing testing and entering service since July 2007.
And Friday, TACOM awarded Truck-Lite, which has a plant in McElhattan, a contract to retrofit their vehicle with 250,000 LED headlamps over the next three years.
"Truck-Lite was the world's first company to bring LED technology to forward lighting and we're committed to continue our lead in innovative military solutions that withstand the most rugged terrain and remain dependable for our troops in critical times of need," said Jacques Baudeloque, Truck-Lite's military sales director. "We pride ourselves on being the first to market in our industry with cutting-edge military applications that meet the highest quality standards. Truck-Lite's strong history in the commercial vehicle market has brought us to the forefront of innovative robust technology."
Truck-Lite Co. Inc. is headquartered in Falconer, N.Y., with other manufacturing facilities in McElhattan, Wellsboro and Coudersport, as well as Birmingham and Harlow, England, and sites around the world. More.....
Click here to go to Truck-Lite's website.
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Cherry Springs State Park, Galeton
July 26 - Stars-N-Parks, 10-11:30 p.m. Guests may view stars, star clusters, planets, galaxies and more through several telescopes operated by volunteers and park staff. Offered in partnership with the National Public Observatory. Cherry Springs became the flagship park for the program in 2000. Visitors should arrive about a half hour early to park their cars and allow their eyes to become dark-adapted. For information, call Liz Helms at 814-435-5010; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/cherrysprings.aspx.
July 28 - Solar Viewing, 8 to 8:45 p.m. park in the public parking lot. Begin stargazing before it gets dark. Discover how the sun's energy supports life on earth, and then take a closer look at our star through the park's specially designed solar telescope to see if you can find sunspots or prominences. Afterward, help the park naturalist create a scale model of the solar system.
Aug. 1-3 - 57th annual Woodsmen's Show, 9 a.m. Top lumberjacks in the country compete in events such as crosscut saw, springboard, axe throwing and tree felling. Other arena events include an amateur competition and horse pulls. Exhibits, vendors and historical re-enactments all commemorate our great forest and the life of the woodhick. Food and music also offered. Tickets may be purchased at the gate. For more information, log on to www.woodsmenshow.com or call 814-435-6855
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/26/2008 09:47:00 AM
There are several stories and pictures in this morning's Centre Daily Times about the reportedly bi-polar man who was killed as he shot it out with police in Centre County yesterday.
The man had told people there was a conspiracy about drugs and the FBI and police were not doing anything about it. He was headed to a christian radio station where he planned on getting on the air. Read more...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/26/2008 09:05:00 AM
Couple escape through
window of burning home.By George Osgood • firstname.lastname@example.org
WELLSBORO -- A couple narrowly escaped with their lives from a fire that destroyed their Charleston Township home Friday morning. More...
"They started down the upstairs hallway and basically just bailed out the window onto the porch roof," Wellsboro Fire Chief Lonnie Campbell said Friday morning."
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/26/2008 08:44:00 AM
Steuben workers to
vote on new contract
Retail giant Schottenstein plans
to aggressively market art glass.
By Larry Wilson • email@example.com • July 26, 2008Star Gazette
CORNING -- Workers at Steuben Glass could have a labor contract with their new owner by Wednesday. More...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/26/2008 08:35:00 AM
Friday, July 25, 2008
Doctors are warning people about a gag gift that looks like candy but has sent three children to the emergency room.
"Fruit Bomb" is sold in a package with cartoon characters on it, and it looks like a bag of candy. But it contains a liquid and other ingredients like baking soda and vinegar.
People are supposed to shake the bag to mix the ingredients, then throw the bag on the ground. A few seconds later, it makes a small explosion.
There is a warning on the back of the bag that says the contents are not to be ingested.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 06:24:00 PM
At least a dozen shots were fired in the Cato Park area of Ferguson Township in a chaotic scene that unfolded Friday morning as police tried to arrest a man driving a white Ford Bronco. More...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 03:25:00 PM
A Potter County teenager was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on the Brezzie Hollow Road about a mile north of Route 244 in Oswayo Township.
State police said the 16 year old driver lost control of a 1997 Chevy 1500 truck after swerving to avoid a deer. The truck went off the west side of the highway, struck an embankment, and hit two small trees while rolling over two or three times.
Minor injuries were reported for the teenage driver and the truck had to be towed from the scene.
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Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 03:18:00 PM
A mandatory BOIL WATER ORDER has replaced an earlier Boil
Water advisory for The Village Of Angelica in neighboring Allegany County, New York.
The order is in effect until further notice. The notification was just made through WIVB TV.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 02:08:00 PM
Man killed in shootout with policeCentre Daily Times
At least a dozen shots were fired in the Cato Park area of Ferguson Township in a chaotic scene that unfolded as police tried to arrest a man driving a white Ford Bronco.
The man apparently was killed in the exchange of gunfire. A body remained in the Ford Bronco, which was screened off from public view, as the coroner arrived at the scene. Damage from the confrontation could be seen in the taillight of a nearby car that had been shot out, and a shattered window of the second story of Building B at 2029 Cato Ave.
Events began unfolding about 10 a.m., when police began broadcasting that they were searching for a bearded man driving a white Ford Bronco, saying he appeared to be mentally unbalanced and armed with a shotgun. He had been seen in Bellefonte, and was believed to be heading down the Benner Pike toward U.S. Route 220.
Police said the man might be heading to a radio station at Cato Park in Ferguson Township. Mark VanOuse, station manager of Christian radio station WTLR in Cato Park said he received a warning from someone at 10:05 a.m.
“The person called and said there was someone they knew and he was upset and he was headed our way with intent to do harm,” VanOuse said.
A short time later, police contacted the radio station and informed the people there that there was a "credible threat" to their safety, and urged them to move away from the windows to the interior of the building. Three people were inside the building.
About 25 minutes after the initial call, Van Ouse said he heard the sound of an engine gunning. He saw an older model white SUV driving erratically around the station building on the grass.
Kevin King watched the scene from the RLW offices where he works, across the street from WTLR.
He said the driver of the Bronco saw the police cars and appeared to challenge them.
“(The Bronco) stopped, and started revving its engine," he said. "It went up and out of sight for a moment, then it rammed a cop car.”
“The Bronco came around and up one side of the building," said RLW employee John Gierchak. "They fired off some shots at him, and he rammed the police car at the end."
"He was driving wildly," a witness said.
When asked how many gunshots were fired, numerous witnesses said they heard eight distinct shots, then a rapid volley of gunshots.
“There were numerous gunshots that rang out,” VanOuse said. VanOuse said he didn’t know who was firing.
One witness said it appeared police were trying to shoot the Bronco's tires. It was not known if the suspect fired any of the shots.
The man's truck ran into the side of the Central Pennsylvania Christian Insitute.
Police surrounded the truck, and witnesses said it appears police shot the driver through the windows.
More details will be posted when they become available.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 01:31:00 PM
Bring a dish to pass--Eat at 3:00 PM
Campfire After Dark
Public Invited--Stay a while or stay all day!!
Joel Berkheimer's Place
Potter Game Club Road--Off Fishing Creek Road
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 12:45:00 PM
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Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 12:31:00 PM
Who’s paying health care for prisoners?By ERIN HIPPLE — Express Staff Writer
Lock Haven Express
McELHATTAN - When people are accused of crimes and sent to the Clinton County Correctional Facility or any other county lock-up for that matter, they are stripped - stripped of clothing, possessions, freedom to come and go as they please, and also Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits.
It's not unusual for inmates to be issued special garb, required to give up wallets and other personal items, and of course abide by rules regulating when and where they can go within the confines of the prison.
But the policy of taking away federal health coverage when people enter prison, before they've even been convicted of any crime is causing some concerns on the county level. More...
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Troopers reported Joseph R. Reiner, 18, of Newtown, Pa., will be charged with purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages and restrictions on alcoholic beverages. The charges stem from an underage alcohol consumption incident at 2:30 a.m. Saturday at a seasonal residence near Route 244, Oswayo.
Troopers reported that between 9 p.m. Friday and 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a person(s) smashed a black mailbox on Burrows Road, Sweden. The person(s) also tore out and damaged a stop sign owned by the township of Sweden and drove through fields on Sweden Hill Road owned by a a Coudersport, Pa. man. Anyone with information on the incident should call troopers at (814) 274-8690.
Troopers are investigating a crash that happened at 8:30 p.m. Friday on Route 1001, Sweden. An unidentified driver lost control of a vehicle and it crossed into the other lane. It crossed back over and struck a guard rail. It struck the rail three more times, then went across the road and struck an embankment. The vehicle fled the scene. Anyone with information about the incident should call troopers at (814) 274-8690.
Troopers reported that between July 7 and Friday, a person(s) entered a Mount Bethel, Pa. man’s seasonal residence at the corner of Sunnydale and Canada Hollow Road, Sharon and took $2,310 worth of items. The items were a blue table saw (valued at $300), an orange rigid jointer/planer ($375), a red air compressor ($200);, various hand tools (total value $200), a red weed wacker ($160), a “slide” saw ($450), a chain saw with a 12-inch bar and carbon blade ($375) and a 100,000-BTU space heater ($250). The items belonged to both the Bethel man and a Shinglehouse, Pa. man. Anyone with information should call troopers at (814) 274-8690.
Troopers charged Derrick M. Gleason, 23, of Coudersport, Pa., was charged with terroristic threats, false alarms to agencies of public safety, flight to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment and disorderly conduct after an incident between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. July 15 at his residence. He was arraigned by District Magistrate Delores Bristol and remanded to the Potter County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Troopers reported that between June 12 and July 10, a person(s) broke into a Jersey Shore, Pa. man’s seasonal residence on Route 44, Stewardson. The person(s) took an axe and several bottles of alcohol and also entered an outhouse building and took a gasoline can. Troopers said about $200 in damage was done to the property. Anyone with information about the incident should call troopers at (814) 274-8690.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 11:46:00 AM
- Olean Man Charged with Assault
- Lobbyist Pleads Guilty
- Man Shot, Killed Outside Centre County Radio Station
- Marcellus Shale Presentation
- Prof Researching Water Depletion
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In the 1970s Commonwealth of Pennsylvania had more than 300,000 firefighters. Today that number is well under 70,000. This not only puts an added strain on the remaining volunteers not only for calls but particularly for fund raising events but it also means there are a lot fewer people to answer the public's call for help. This is evident on a daily basis. One only has to listen to a scanner to hear the numerous departments that must be toned out in order to find an ambulance crew to come to the aid of someone in distress.
While having a large number of retired individuals helps suppliment the departments ability to respond during daylight hours while others are at work out of the area, many of them are limited in what activities they can do because of their age. Most are no longer able to perform interior firefighting.
The department recently rejuvinated its Junior Firefighter program and has taken in several individuals between the ages of 14-18. While will help the department to grow over time it is still very much in need of men and women between the ages of 20 and 35 to help bolster its daily response capabilities.
Information regarding applying for membership in the department can be found in the Public Menu area of the department's newly re-designed web site that went online the first of July.
The site can be found at http://www.tri-townfire.org .
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STATE POLICE, COUDERSPORT
•Derrick M. Gleason, 23, of Coudersport, was charged July 16 with making terroristic threats, false alarms to agencies of public safety, flight to avoid apprehension and disorderly conduct stemming from a July 15 incident in Horner Township. He was arraigned before a district magistrate and committed to the Potter County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 08:02:00 AM
WESB News: 07/25/08 - Bfd Man Pleads to Conspiracy in Rape
A Bradford man pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit rape Thursday in McKean County Court.
Court records indicate that 26 year-old Robert Newland assisted another man in a rape last September on Mechanic Street in Bradford. Newland had been charged with forcing a woman into a van in a parking lot and allowing another man to rape her.
Newland will be sentenced on September 11.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 07:44:00 AM
WESB News: 07/25/08 - Building Burns in Smethport
A fire Thursday destroyed a building in Keating Township. Smethport Fire Chief Steve Field says the fire destroyed a Duffy Trucking building on Route 6 just west of Smethport.
Several logging trucks, a forklift and tools were also lost in the blaze.
State Police Deputy Fire Marshall Greg Agosti says the fire was accidental and started in one of the trucks electrical systems.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 07:42:00 AM
WESB News: 07/25/08 - Sheriff Mason Proposes Chain Gangs
McKean County Sheriff Brad Mason has proposed supervised chain gangs to assist in maintenance programs in the county.
Sheriff Mason believes the chain gangs would help with rehabilitation and act as a deterrent to them going back to prison. Mason's proposal will feature inmates who do not qualify for community service. Chain gangs would consist of four to five people and one armed corrections officer.
McKean County Commissioners would have the final say on the proposal.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 07:39:00 AM
Charges grow in Rigas case
WILLIAMSPORT - Additional tax evasion charges have been filed against the founder and former chief executive officer of Adelphia Communications Corp. and one of his sons.
A U.S. Middle District grand jury returned a superseding indictment Thursday against John J. Rigas, 83, and his son Timothy, 52, charging each with tax evasion for an additional year, 2001.
The indictment was returned the same day Judge John E. Jones III suspended activity in the case because of an appeal the two filed with the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.
They are challenging Jones' dismissal of their claim that their prosecution in Pennsylvania amounted to double jeopardy because they were convicted in a tax case in New York City and acquitted of a wire fraud count.
The new indictment alleges John and Timothy Rigas caused a tax loss to the government of $483 million in 1998 through 2001.
John Rigas is accused of evading $85 million in taxes for that period and Timothy Rigas $27 million. They are accused of causing a tax loss of $127 million for Michael Rigas, $119 million for James Rigas and $25 million for Ellen Rigas. More......Special Offers from Kodak Store - updated regularly
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/25/2008 07:25:00 AM
Thursday, July 24, 2008
For Sale: 4-205/60 R 16 tires. Some tread left. Would make good spares. $5.00 each, or all 4 for $10. 544-9004.
John Deere Dozer Parts For Sale. I have lots of used, new, and rebuilt parts for John Deere 450B and 450C bulldozers and crawler front end loaders. Some of these also fit 450-D and 450-E Dozers. Phone 814-544-7400 with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask for Bill. Located in Roulette, PA Pictures of parts.
For Sale:1989 19' Bayliner Capri plus trailer, skis, cover, $3600..Call 814-887-5649.
Portable Buddy Heater--Used just a few times, 9,000 btu's, Cost $90. new; sell $50. 814-698-2235
Holland Lop Bunnies for sale--8 weeks, bucks,hand raised, very gentle, $20. each. Call 585-928-9785.
Miniature Ponies for sale--585-209-4303.
For Sale: Baby Chicks, straight run, brown egg layers.
$2.50 and up each. 814-598-6559.
Buying Junk Cars And Scrap: Pick up or delivered. Walt Miles, 814-642-7358 or
For Sale:1997 Ski-Doo Formula Z 670 Snowmobile. Newer track,engine rebuilt by Howards less than 3000 miles ago, new seat!! Needs one ski replaced! $900 firm. Call 814-558-2043 or e-mail Sara Jones @ email@example.com
For Sale: Rental property. Two unit apartment building in downtown Bolivar, NY. Both units rented. $750. per month income. By owner...$49,900.00.
585-506-7162 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale: House/Camp. 605 Irish farm road. 3 bedrooms 2 baths located on 2 acres on the snowmobile and ATV trail. Large deck and half finished basement with 2 fireplaces and a water garden.....minutes from Denton hill...$160,000.00. Call 814 274 9819 or email me at email@example.com
For Sale: Commercial Property. 7 Rental Units at Ladona Plaza on Rt 6-Coudersport, Pa. 3 apartments over 4 businesses. New Metal Roof. Reason for selling--Trying to Retire. Over 40K income per year. Call 814-274-1113 for details.#
For Sale: Parker Challenger Compound Bow with Sight, Trigger & Case
A perfect replica of Parker's larger-frame bows, the Challenger was specifically designed for ladies and youth, providing the highest levels of performance, beauty and quality.
firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 814-274-8158
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Call Jed (814) 274-8158 or
For Sale: 1996 Ford Astrovan, White, red pinstripe, blue cloth interior.
New tires, new battery, new inspection. Very good condition. $895.00.
Call daytime 274-8254 or evenings 544-7394.#
For Sale: Eight year old Arabian Mare, $1,500.00. Call
Moving Sale: 28 North Street, Roulette. Stove, refrigerator, 25"
TV, Fish Tank, antiques,toys, baby, children & adult clothes.
LARGE CAMP IN MCKEAN COUNTY ON 1.9 ACRES. Located on Bingham Road In Cyclone. HAS 24X40 CEMENT FLOOR GARAGE,
SHED, AND BARN FOR LOTS OF STORAGE. CAMP IS 1,900 PLUS SQUARE FEET. HEATED
WITH WOODSTOVE IN LIVINGROOM, AND ONE IN BASEMENT. HAS GAS HOOKUP IF
WANTED. MILES OF TRAILS FOR RIDING, AND WOODS FOR HUNTING RIGHT OUT BACK! ASKING $42,000.
PLEASE CALL 814-642-7858 TO SET UP AN APPT. TO SEE, OR SEND AN EMAIL to
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 09:54:00 PM
PORT ALLEGANY- Gloria June Miller, 82, of Salamanca formally of Olean, NY and Rixford, Pa died Thursday (July 24, 2008) in the Absolute @ Salamanca, Salamanca, NY.
She was born Feb 18, 1926 in Rixford, a daughter of James W. and Christiana Ekas Looker, on June 1, 1946 in Eldred; she married Robert Miller, who died Feb 20, 1977.
A graduate of Otto High School, Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and an accomplished artist
She is survived by one daughter: Marlene Lang of Rixford, PA; two sons: James W.(Judy) Miller of Rixford , PA and Matthew(Kathleen) Miller of Roulette, PA; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 2 brothers
Visitation will be held on Saturday July 26, 2008 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA where funeral and committal services will be held at 12:00 pm with the Rev Charles Schmitt officiating. Burial will be in the Rixford Cemetery, Rixford.
Memorials may be made to S.W. Smith Library, Church St., Port Allegany, PA 16743 or that of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 09:24:00 PM
Tax fraud trial for Rigas pair is postponed again
by JOHN BEAUGE, For The Patriot-News
WILLIAMSPORT - An appeal filed by the founder and former chief executive officer of Adelphia Communications Corp. and one of his sons has forced their tax fraud trial to be postponed again.The trial in U.S. Middle District Court for John J. Rigas and his son Timothy R. Rigas was scheduled to begin in October.
That will not occur, a court spokesperson said today, because the defendants filed notice Wednesday that they are appealing to the 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals a ruling of Judge John E. Jones III that dismissed their double jeopardy claim.
Trial for the Rigases has been postponed several times since they were indicted in October 2005 on charges they conspired to evade more than $300 million in federal income taxes between 1988 and 2005.
The Rigases contend the charges here stem from the same activity on which they were convicted in New York City and their acquittal there of wire fraud prevents additional prosecution. More....
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 05:50:00 PM
Pa. state trooper arrested on sex charges
By Mari A. Schaefer
INQUIRER STAFF WRITERA Pennsylvania State Police officer who allegedly was soliciting sex with children while in an Internet chat group with an undercover officer from Delaware County was arrested yesterday.
Cpl. Albert Silveri III, of Aston, was charged with criminal solicitation to rape, solicitation to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, solicitation to statutory sexual assault, and other related charges. He was suspended without pay and was being held on $250,000 bail in Delaware County prison. More.....
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 04:50:00 PM
State police at Kane have charged 39 year old Brian Kudrick of Eldred with harassment.
Authorities claim he contacted Lori Rice also of Eldred several times over the past three weeks for no legitimate reason. Charges are being filed in District Court.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 04:40:00 PM
Potter County will soon be joining several other counties in the Pennsylvania Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification system which provides victims of crime, their family members, law enforcement, victim service providers and the public with real-time notification of an offender’s release, transfer, or escape from jail.
Pennsylvanians may register to be notified of an offender’s release, transfer or escape from a county or state facility either by telephone or email, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To register, call 1-866-972-7284 or visit www.pacrimevictims.state.pa.us.
Potter County’s Victim Witness Coordinator Christy Steiner explained how the system works during a county commissioners’ meeting earlier this year and said the system will not replace her responsibilities but just give more notice to crime victims.
She said the first year of the program will be funded through a grant and then in subsequent years, the county will pay a few cents a day per jail bed. Butler, Dauphin and Cambria Counties went online earlier this month. Luzerne will join next week and officials say by the end of October, 63 counties with jails, including Potter will be operational.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 04:38:00 PM
Information from WNEP
The Woodmode Cabinet plant in Snyder County is laying off 120 production workers Friday. This follows an earlier layoff of 50 workers. Management blames the layoffs on the decline in the housing business. They hope to be able to hire them back as the business picks back up.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 03:57:00 PM
Surplus Equipment Sale
By Sealed Bid
1994 F-Super Duty Dump Truck – diesel engine,
All items listed are being sold “As Is” and may be seen at 80 Railroad Avenue, Roulette, PA 16746. Sealed bids will be accepted until August 11, 2008 at 4:00 pm.
All bids will be opened on August 11, 2008 at 5:00 pm.
The Roulette Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 01:46:00 PM
WESB News: 07/24/08 - Water Rescues in Warren County
Emergency crews in Warren County performed two water rescues this morning because of flooding.
Northwest of Youngsville, flood waters washed away the porch of a home and the resident had to be rescued.
Near Sugar Grove, another resident had to be rescued when flood waters trapped him inside his house. Crews attempted to rescue another person, but he decided to ride out the storm.
Several roads in Warren County remain closed because they are underwater.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 12:27:00 PM
Office manager for Altoona Magisterial District Judge arrested for stealing court funds
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced the arrest of the office manager for Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Auker for the alleged theft of more than $35,000.
Corbett said that Christine Dively, 58, 1010 Christian Drive, Duncansville, allegedly failed to make 44 daily bank deposits, which included cash, checks and money orders, during both 2006 and 2007.
Dively is charged with one count of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, one count of theft by unlawful taking or deception and one count of receiving stolen property. All three charges are felonies.
Dively was preliminarily arraigned before Centre County Magisterial District Judge Carmine Prestia and released on $25,000 unsecured bail. She will be prosecuted in Centre County by Senior Deputy Attorney General Anthony Forray.
(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
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In Warren County, flash flood warnings remained in effect early today as slow-moving storms inundated some areas with heavy rain.
The National Weather Service office in State College reported that, northwest of Youngsville, several roads were closed due to flooding. The porch of a home was washed away and the resident had to be rescued. Two to 3 feet of water was reported across Miles Run Road in Pittsfield Township.
In Williamsport, 3 inches of rain fell Wednesday, setting a new record for the date; the old record was 1.98 inches in 1979.
In Big Run, Jefferson County, thunderstorm winds blew down trees 2 miles south of the borough.
In Indiana County, several trees were blown down at Yellow Creek State Park, 8 miles southeast of Indiana.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 09:52:00 AM
WESB News: 07/24/08 - Salamanca Water Park Project Approved
Salamanca could have a water park and 300-room hotel resort within the next 18 months.
Common Council has approved a land agreement with Ross Wilson & Associates to develop the 54-acre site t hat borders the Seneca Allegany Casino.
Plans call for development of a resort complex with a 300-room hotel, indoor and outdoor water park, a theme restaurant, performing arts and conference center, on-site year-round recreational facilities, nature trails, horseback riding trails, a sculpture park, landscape garden and a possible public performance venue.
Mayor Jeffrey Pond says “A project of this magnitude will stimulate the local economy and nicely complements existing tourism destinations such as the Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel, Allegany State Park and Ellicottville.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 09:48:00 AM
Even though it is his special day he never forgets it is my
Birthday. He has called me and sang Happy Birthday to me for the last 3yrs.
Connor I am so lucky to share this special day with someone like you!
Birthday Buddies for life!!!!! Happy Birthday!
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 09:32:00 AM
There will be a rabies clinic from 1:00 to 4:00 pm Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Austin Fire Hall. All animals must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal All dogs and cats, 12 weeks or older can be vaccinated. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Ronnie Schenkein of the Coudersport Animal Health Center. She is assisted at the clinics by Potter County 4-H members.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 08:54:00 AM
email@example.com • July 24, 2008
CORNING -- Schottenstein Stores Corp., a privately held retailer based in Columbus, Ohio, has agreed to purchase 80 percent of Steuben Glass for an undisclosed amount.
"Steuben Glass is a national treasure," Schottenstein said in a statement. "We are fully prepared to grow and expand the business and believe there is tremendous opportunity to extend the Steuben brand in key markets around the world." More.......
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 08:47:00 AM
SAMA, Betty VanDusen Of Westfield, PA
She died peacefully in her sleep on July 23, 2008.
She was born on May 15, 1919, the daughter of the late Ruth and Lee VanDusen of Cowanesque, PA.
Betty devoted herself to her family. She was an avid gardener and loved to golf and bowl. She always enjoyed a good game of pinochle with her children. She was very involved with the Cub Scouts and youth bowling in the Westfield area.
She was predeceased by her husband, Domenick O. Sama; and son, Howard C. Sama. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Sama of Westfield, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Judi Sama of York, ME, and Pete and Michelle Sama of Westfield, PA. She was the beloved grandmother of Tim (Rebecca) Sama of Rochester, NH, Rebecca (Nick) Owsley of Cambridge, MA, Nicholas Sama of Cambridge, MA, Mary Beth Sama of Phoenixville, PA, and Craig Sama of Phoenixville, PA; great-grandchildren, Katie and Anabelle Sama. She is also survived by brothers, William VanDusen of Cowanesque, PA, Howard (Joann) of Sunset Beach, NC; sister-in-law, Wilma Sama of Westfield, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral and burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Potter County Hospice Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915, or the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA 16950.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 08:42:00 AM
Wind gets two thumbs-upChallenges denied by county Zoning Hearing Board
That was the lone word uttered by Hughesville resident Robert Myers following a Lycoming County Zoning Hearing Board hearing Wednesday in the commissioners board room at the Executive Plaza.
During the hearing, the board denied two challenges to a county zoning amendment allowing wind energy development in resource protection zoning districts.
For the last six years, Myers has been on a roller coaster ride in his attempt to see wind development on property he owns on Laurel Hill Ridge in Jackson Township.
Vermont-based Laurel Hill Wind Energy LLC proposed building more than 30 electricity-generating wind turbines on a seven-mile section of the ridge, including Myers' property, but the project met with stiff opposition from a small but vocal group of local residents. More....
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 08:24:00 AM
LEWISTOWN - A native son of Mifflin County has made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his nation.
1st Lt. Joshua D. Shepherd, 25, was among six crew members who died when a B-52 bomber crashed earlier this week just off the Pacific island of Guam, Air Force officials confirmed Wednesday. More.....
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 08:01:00 AM
Firemen from Smethport and the surrounding area were fighting a structure fire on Route 6 in Keating Township near daybreak this morning. Roulette Firemen were moved to Port Allegany for standby.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 07:40:00 AM
Dr. Curley: Erie to Host Human Trials
It was announced Wednesday Erie will host human trials of the John Kanzius radio-wave treatment cancer therapy. If the FDA approves this non-invasive radio-wave treatment in just 2 years, that's only 24 months away, cancer patients right here in
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 07:28:00 AM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 07:24:00 AM
A committee has been formed and a search is under way for interested candidates to fill the second judgeship for McKean County — a vacancy created when Judge John Cleland was appointed to the state Superior Court. More....
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/24/2008 07:16:00 AM
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thum will be working with pediatricians Dr. Mary Ann Rigas and Dr. Marlene Wust-Smith in Coudersport and at CCMH’s Northern Potter Health Center with Dr. Amit Khanna.
Thum has over 20 years of nursing experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree at the State University of New York Regents College, a master’s degree in community health administration and wellness promotion at Independence University, California College for Health Sciences, and a master’s degree in the family nurse practitioner program at Indiana State University.
She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call 814/274-9198 or 848-7555.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/23/2008 09:58:00 PM
The problem with that was Tim ended up going 10 miles in the opposite direction, and when we finally made contact, I was 15 miles ahead of him. By the time he reached me, I had reached a total of 30 miles. Though the temperature was soaring and the humidity was overwhelming, I still felt well hydrated. After we finally met up, we laughed it off and I began my running leg.
We tried to do a demonstration of how fast I could run one mile up hill at the end of my day and capture it on video, but the camera, unfortunately, malfunctioned. I guess words will have to suffice. My legs were jello but I still managed to do thirteen seconds faster than my goal; 5:47. I’m still in disbelief.
For the second day in a row, we were greeted by family and friends at the end of our day’s journey. This time it was Tim’s aunt and our friend Roger. Of course, his aunt is our friend too! They took us out for a fine dinner. I was extremely happy because, again, we had wonderful food. I wasn’t observant enough to know what Tim ordered, but as for me, I chose the Shrimp Fettucini Alfredo.
We were all so happy to be in each others company, we lost track of time and talked into the very late hours of the night. By that time, an intense lightning and wind storm had brewed, so they spent another hour with us until it subsided. We didn’t mind.
Thank you both Melanie and Roger!
We head into Delaware early tomorrow where we’ll be taking our last day off. We have only three days left! We’ll see you in Delaware! God bless!
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/23/2008 09:38:00 PM
Waking up this morning was like waking up in a sauna! Let’s just say at this time of the year, even this far North, you don’t need an alarm if you’re waking up by 9:00 A.M.
Fortunately, we were underneath a canopy of trees next to a river, which was about 10 degrees cooler. It wasn’t too long after 10:00 this morning that we were out on the road and ready to go. We were very excited because we were going to be able to spend some time with my family who lives just 25 miles north of our route.
Before we encountered them, though, we reached a decently sized state park called “Concoctin.” It was astounding! I only had one long hill to conquer, and the rest of the way was a subtle decline until six miles before my final destination for the day. The hill was relatively short compared to the average. The average distance from base to summit of these hills is 4 miles. Today’s was only 2.5 miles.
The refreshingly cool breeze blowing up against me as I was biking through Concoctin was rejuvenating. Shortly after we had passed through, I began my running leg. I felt stronger than ever before.
Only a few miles into my running leg, and my aunt, uncle, and cousin met up with me. I was thrilled to be able to see them because I hadn’t seen them for quite some time. They made us a delectable meal and my favorite dessert for which we really appreciated. There’s nothing quite like a home cooked meal. We also had plenty of time to share our stories and many laughs.
Thank you so much!!! We would like to thank CNC Metal Works Inc. for putting us up for a refreshing, one night’s stay at Day’s Inn. We really appreciate that. I’m sure by tomorrow we’ll be well rested and ready to hit the road once again.
We have only four days of moving left, and we’re trying to relish every moment.
Thank you to all of you who are continuing to pray for us, to those who leave us encouraging posts on our guestbook, and for the continued support and donations towards Provisions of Life.
We’ll see you back out on the road. God bless all!
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/23/2008 09:18:00 PM
BREAKING NEWS; 6:15 PM --7-23-08
Shinglehouse Firemen have been summoned to the Brizee Hollow Road in Oswayo Township to assist the PA State Police with traffic control at the scene of a one vehicle rollover accident. This is a non-emergency response.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/23/2008 06:18:00 PM