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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Roulette Fish & Game Club To Hold Fishing Derby and Pig Roast

Fishing Derby & Pig Roast
The Roulette Fish and Game Club is having a Fishing Derby and Pig Roast on July 11th at the Scott Buchsen Farm on the West Branch of Fishing Creek Road in Roulette.


Kids 14 years old and younger are invited to participate in the fishing derby that goes from 10 am to 1pm.

A pig roast donated by the Mill Stream Inn in Coudersport will be held along with the derby. There is no admission charge, but donations to help the club will be accepted. Bring the kids and have a great day.

The club raises trout in their hatchery on the Buchsen Farm and stocks several local streams every spring.

Roulette Firefighters Toned Out To Automatic Alarm

Roulette firefighters have been held in quarters for an activated fire alarm on 3rd Street in the village at 9:35 PM on Saturday evening. A chief on scene reports nothing showing at the residence. RECALL issued per Chief 46-20.

2 Vehicle Accident Reported At Larabee Y

Accident At Larabee Y
Emergency services from the Eldred area have been dispatched to the Larabee Y Saturday at 8:00 pm.,where a 2 vehicle accident has been reported. The caller reported possibly minor injuries involved.

The Bucks Stop Here!!

Usually everyone is looking for big bucks, but here's a photo
Leo Szczesny sent along of a couple of little bucks.
Click on photo to enlarge

Songwriters Roundtable Round Up

Another great Songwriter’s Roundtable season has come to a close, and it was certainly a memorable one, as we tried on our new format, and came away smiling.

We wish to thank the towns of Galeton and Shinglehouse, and all of their support teams for making this year so successful.

We were truly awed to see the community spirit in these two towns, both of these events broke all previous attendance records, and the workshops and open stages were extremely well attended. We are already looking toward next season!


The Roundtable is made possible by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grant, and we are also grateful to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance for their assistance in securing these grants.

There is still plenty of music to keep the toes tapping throughout the summer and fall.

For performances of the Jakob’s Hollow Band visit the website and view their schedule at:
http://www.jakobshollow.com
Upcoming shows include the Old Country Barn Festival, the Dam Show, The Woodsmen Show, Ten West, The Music and Stars, The Sizerville Falling Leaves Festival, and Galefest.

For the Dam Show line-up visit:
http://www.thedamshow.com
This festival just keeps getting better year after year!

For the Woodsmen Show line-up visit:
http://www.woodsmenshow.com
This year’s line-up includes Jakob’s Hollow, Cornpone Sally, Enchanted Mountain Green and Fieldstone!

For the Old Country Barn Festival visit:
http://mysite.verizon.net/oldcountrybarn
This down home style festival features a three day celebration of some fine local country music!

We’ll keep an eye out for you!

Steve

DEP ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING FOR TERRAQUA RESOURCE MANAGEMENT LLC INDUSTRIAL WASTE DISCHARGE PERMIT APPLICATION

Disposal Of Drilling Waste Water
WILLIAMSPORT – The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Loyalsock Township High School auditorium, 1801 Loyalsock Drive, Williamsport, regarding an industrial waste discharge permit application submitted by TerrAqua Resource Management LLC to treat and discharge 400,000 gallons per day of gas well drilling wastewater to the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.


“DEP has received more than 100 written comments regarding this permit application, and we thought it was very important to properly explain our new permitting strategy for high total dissolved solids wastewater discharges and answer any questions the public may have,” said DEP Northcentral Regional Director Robert Yowell.

During the public meeting, representatives of TerrAqua Resource Management LLC will
explain the company’s proposal and permit application.

DEP representatives will then outline the agency’s “Permitting Strategy for High Total
Dissolved Solids Wastewater Discharges” and the TerrAqua permit review process.

The rest of the meeting will be devoted to answering questions and accepting written
comments from the general public. DEP staff will take notes at the meeting and provide a
written response to all pertinent questions.

The application is available for public review at the DEP Northcentral Regional Office,
208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and
4 p.m. An appointment must be made by calling Kathy Arndt at 570-327-3693.

Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans With
Disabilities Act should contact Daniel Spadoni at 570-327-3659 or through the Pennsylvania
AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how DEP may accommodate your
needs.

Roulette Woman Charged With Harassment

A Roulette woman was charged with a summary count of harassment after an incident on Fishing Creek Road in Roulette Township early last Monday morning.

Coudersport troopers said Janell Caden, 36, of Roulette grabbed Cynthia Higley, 36, of Portville by the left arm and and struck her in the back of the head multiple times with her fist. Higley suffered minor injuries.

The charge will be heard in District Court 55-4-01.

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Sunday At The Farm

The Brydonson Farm is having an “ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST” at the farm on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21st, from 8 am to 2 pm. for a $5.00 donation per person. Brydonson Farm had a series of breakfasts featuring their farm's own maple syrup earlier this year.

Commentors from those breakfasts said it was the best breakfast they ever had. Treat dad to something special this year.

Here's the directions on how to get there---From Route 6 take 872 for about 2 miles to the top of the hill, you will turn left and come to an immediate stop sign, continue on the paved road straight through the stop sign on the paved road for about 5.2 miles until you see the farm and a sign on the left. If you need any additional information please call 274-0173 or 274-9680.

13 Year Old Stole Items From Genesee Township Home

A 13 year old Whitesville, NY boy will be charged by Coudersport Troopers, with theft and related charges, in connection with a theft at a residence at 123 Shongo Road in Genesee, PA.

The youth reportedly stole a cell phone, charger, headphones, and a diamond ring from the Genesee Township residence of Kyle Woodring and Victoria Houghtaling at 7:00pm Thursday.

He will face charges in Potter County Juvenile Court.

Otto Township Called For Water Rescue

Otto Township firefighters have been dispatched, at 11:46 am Saturday, to an area behind 1382 (Skinner residence) Looker Mountain Trail where a child on an ATV is reported to be floating down the creek.

At 11:51
the individual is reported out of the stream.

Route 19 Flooded At NY/PA State Line

Route 19 Flooded
Genesee Firefighters have been dispatched to a location on Route 19 at the NY/PA line for a flooding condition.

National Weather Service at 10:49 AM issued a flood advisory for most of Potter and Tioga Counties until 1:45 PM Saturday.

Changes In Treasurer’s Office, Hunting License Sales

treasone1Things have been changing at the office of Potter County Treasurer Krista Miller (right), starting with relocation from the courthouse to the Gunzburger Building and continuing with a new system for hunting license sales. Her office has also taken on new revenue accounting functions previously handled by the County Commissioners’ administrative staff. “There have been lots of changes, for sure, but it’s going well,” Krista reports. She and her deputy, Shannon Sauley (left), recently returned from the State Treasurers Association annual conference, where the new hunting license sales system was a major focus.

Hunters can still buy their licenses from the treasurer’s office or from license issuing agents in the county, but now they’re using the Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System (PALS), which can be also accessed directly from the Pa. Game Commission website, pgc.state.pa.us. With PALS, personal information is recorded through a driver’s license scan. This eliminates data entry; provides a more secure, reliable and accurate means to gather and store license holder records; and eliminates license buyer duplicity.

County treasurers and other license agents can now issue senior lifetime licenses; elk and bobcat drawing applications; even resident landowner reduced-fee hunting licenses and Deer Management Assistance Program harvest permits. The system is also set up to handle spring gobbler bonus tags and mentored youth hunter permits.

A new antlerless deer license application process will force more changes in Treasurer Miller’s office. Starting Monday, July 13 — three weeks earlier than in previous years — she will begin receiving antlerless license applications from Pennsylvania resident hunters. Any county treasurer can now issue a doe license for any Wildlife Management Unit. Hunters will list their first, second and third WMU preferences for doe licenses. Treasurers will fill the highest preference listed by the hunter.

All fees are the same as they have been since 1999. However, there is a 70-cent transaction fee attached to the purchase of each license and permit to cover PALS. Potter County Today

State Parole Board Chairman Meets With Local Leaders

Potter County hosted a visit by Catherine C. McVey, chairman of the Pa. Board of Probation and Parole, Friday afternoon. Speaking to judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers and other officials from three counties, McVey discussed the board’s operations and its strategies for reducing the number of repeat offenders and balancing the twin objectives of rehabilitating and punishing criminals.

McVey said the board has commissioned a study which will help officials better understand risk factors that may lead released prisoners to commit crimes and re-enter the penal system. Recidivism has been reduced from 28 percent of state prisoners to 21 percent over the past five years, she pointed out.

Some criminal defendants, particularly drug users and those guilty of other non-violent crimes, may not belong in prison for lengthy terms, she emphasized.

“It may feel good to lock them up, but it’s not a solution,” McVey said.

She pointed out that drug offenders who receive treatment for addiction and/or mental health problems early enough are less likely to commit crimes, although she also acknowledged a lack of treatment services at both the state and local levels.

Her board imposes more than 25 conditions on prisoners who are released from the state system. Despite some high-profile tragedies, Chairman McVey added, only about one-half of one percent of offenders released from the state prison system end up back behind bars as a result of committing violent crimes.

McVey emphasized that the state board is anxious to work with community leaders to address the issues of crime, punishment and treatment.

The Pa. Board of Probation and Parole currently supervises more than 28,000 offender cases by serving as a bridge for paroled offenders to reintegrate into their communities after leaving the structured environment of prison. There are about 46,000 men and women in the state prison system, a figure which has been steadily growing, McVey said. Potter County Today

Area Obituaries

EMPORIUM — Grace L. Young, 88, of Maple Street, Emporium, passed away Friday (June 19, 2009) in DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois. Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

NEW WILMINGTON — Charles Willard Myers, 95, of Mount Jewett, formerly of West Meyer Avenue in New Castle, passed away Thursday (June 18, 2009) at 2:40 p.m. in the Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.

Vehicle Crashed Into A Utility Pole On Rt. 59 Near Smethport

At 9:56 am on Saturday, Smethport emergency services are responding to Route 59 in front of the Larson Farm for a one vehicle accident. A vehicle has hit a pole there dropping electric wires onto a barn. One occupant of the vehicle is reported to be self-extricated.

Smethport Fire units have been instructed to proceed non-emergency.

Some Of The Stories In This Week's Endeavor News


Another edition of Endeavor News is on the streets, bringing readers a wide range of exclusive stories and other interesting news from across the area:

Everyone knows "Tooter," but not many folks realize how many people have benefited from his dedication to community and his special artistic talents. Endeavor News caught up with Harold "Tooter" Randall as he was helping the local Catholic Daughters of the Americas chapter prepare for its popular annual Rummage Sale (June 26-July 4).

Brace yourself -- the flu is coming. A/H1N1 is bearing down on Potter County from the north and the south and its arrival is just a matter of time. Flu cases have almost tripled in Pennsylvania in June. See what local officials are doing to prepare and how you can help stem the spread of this "swine flu" in this week's Endeavor News.

Coudersport Area School Board passed a budget that won't raise taxes, but not without some sacrifices and a lively debate at the board's meeting this week.

Potter County's unemployment rate is more than 11 percent. Still, there jobs out there for the taking. "Here to Help Day" provided a glimpse into employment opportunities and educational/training options. Endeavor News spoke with several of the agencies involved and reports the findings this week.

The former JCPenney store in the center of Coudersport's business district has sprung back to life with name-brand apparel and other merchandise, with athletic footwear coming next. Read about "The Gallery" in Endeavor News.

Potter County Education Council, facing possible reductions in its state operating grant, has approached the County Commissioners with a request for office space if the state really does slash funding.

These stories and more are in Endeavor News, available now at businesses all around the Coudersport and Austin areas.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Recap Of Today's News From Gerri Miller.com

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SEVERAL SENTENCED IN POTTER COUNTY COURT ON ALCOHOL CHARGES

In recent Potter County Court action, Tina Cusimano, 37 of Shinglehouse was sentenced to Selling or Furnishing Alcohol/Liquor to Minors (M3). According to Potter County District Attorney Dawn Fink, on August 23, 2008 Cusimano hosted a party at her residence on 11 Mile road. Beer was available from a tap system. Three underage females consumed beer from the tap during the party and Cusimano knew the girls were under 21 years of age. She was ordered to spend one year on probation and pay a fine of $1000.00.

Douglas Phillips, 48 of Olean was sentenced for DUI (M) and Careless Driving (S) and was sentenced on 6/10/2009. According to the DA, on April 13, 2008, State Police responded to a vehicle crash a mile West of West Main Street in Roulette. While in route to the scene Troopers were notified that Phillips was being transported to CCMH by ambulance. When they interviewed Phillips at the hospital they observed him to be intoxicated. After speaking with witness, they determined that the Phillips was the driver of the vehicle. The defendant had a BAC of .22% almost three times the legal limit. Phillips was ordered to spend 72 hours to six months in jail, pay a fine of $1000.00 and to perform 25 hours of community service for DUI and pay a $25 fine for careless driving.

Francis Dougherty, 49 of Coudersport, was ordered to spend 30 days on home monitoring concurrent with 90 day probation supervision and ordered to pay a $1000 fine for driving with suspended or revoked license. He was arrested on May 26, 2007 when state police stopped him in Coudersport Borough and found he did not have a license. Troopers later determined his license had been suspended due to a previous DUI.More news...

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BRIDGE WORK UNDERWAY IN COSTELLO

BRIDGE WORK UNDERWAY IN COSTELLO

Preliminary work started this week on Route 872 bridge

CLEARFIELD – Preliminary work has begun on a bridge project along Route 872 in the village of Costello, Potter County. Start-up activity included clearing and grubbing. Crews will now work to build a temporary roadway and bridge, before demolishing the current bridge. The temporary bridge will be controlled by a temporary signal, with traffic taking turns crossing the bridge.

Once the temporary bridge is in place and the old bridge demolished, crews will begin work to build a new, two-span, 125-foot spread concrete box beam bridge. The bridge will span Sinnemahoning Creek and should be complete in spring of 2010.

Bob Cummins Construction Company of Bradford is the contractor on this $1.95 million project. All work on the job is weather dependent.

PennDOT reminds drivers to move through all construction zones with caution, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up. For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit PennDOT’s website at www.dot.state.pa.us.

PENNDOT ANNOUNCES NEW BYWAY IN ADAMS COUNTY HIGHLIGHTING CIVIL WAR HERITAGE

Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway in Adams County Becomes 17th Pennsylvania Byway

HARRISBURG – Portions of Route 394, Business Route 15 and U.S. Route 15 in Adams County are now designated as the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. announced today. This is the second byway to be designated in south-central Pennsylvania, and the 17th statewide.

“Designating routes as byways helps draw more attention to culture-rich, scenic parts of state roadways,” Biehler said. “This byway traces an area important not only to Pennsylvania’s history, but also to the nation’s heritage.”

The byway designation covers nearly 15 miles of roads passing attractions such as the Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg National Battlefield Park, Lincoln Cemetery and Shriver House Museum.

“With this designation, a byways’ visibility and safety can be improved and their natural resources can be maintained,” Biehler said.

The Pennsylvania byways program, managed by PennDOT, allows designated routes to qualify for federal funds to pay for improvements such as management plans, interpretive signs, access to recreation including bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and safety improvements.
The new Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway passes through three townships, including Straban, Cumberland and Freedom, and the Borough of Gettysburg.

The byways program is modeled off of the National Scenic Byways Program, and focuses not solely on the byways’ scenery, but also represents connections to historical and cultural roots.
Pennsylvania’s 16 other byways are: Route 3011, which connects Route 6 with Kinzua Bridge in McKean County (2001); Interstate 476, the Blue Route, in Delaware County (1993); Route 30, Exton Bypass, Chester County (1993); Routes 711 and 381, the Laurel Highlands Scenic Byway, Westmoreland and Fayette counties (1996); Route 40, the National Road, Washington, Fayette and Somerset counties (1996); Route 144, Sproul State Forest, Clinton and Centre counties (2002); Route 5 and Alternate Route 5, the Bayfront Parkway and Peninsula Drive (the Seaway Trail) in Erie County (2003); Grandview Avenue, McArdle Roadway and Sycamore Streets in Pittsburgh (2003); the Governor Robert P. Casey Highway, Lackawanna County (2004); Route 120 in Clinton and Elk counties (2004); Routes 52 and 162, the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway, Chester and Delaware counties (2005); Route 92, the Viaduct Valley Way Scenic Byway, Susquehanna County (2005) and Route 171, SR 1009, SR 1015 and PA Route 92 Wyoming County and Susquehanna County (2007); Route 6, Gateway to the Endless Mountains, Wyoming County, (2005); Route 611, Little Creek Road and Belvidere Highway, Delaware Valley Scenic Byway, Northampton County (2005); Creek Road, Lake Wilhelm Scenic Byway, Mercer County (2006); Route 418, Lebanon Cornwall Byway, Lebanon County (2008).

Open Arms Newsletter--Bradford, PA

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the sun....and the rain! :)
The national weather service calls for thunderstorms later tonight!

Happy early Father's day to all of you Dads out there! Join us at
Open Arms for Our Father's Day Picnic. It is this Sunday, June 21st.
We are having a BBQ Chicken grill-out. Bring yourself, Dad, and a
side or dessert to pass and join us after Sunday morning message.

What else is going on? Here you go:

Buildings & Grounds:
We need assistance in the cleaning and care of the buildings and
grounds. If you are willing to help out please contact the church or
connect with Brian Mahaney.

Prayer and fasting
June 22-26.

Last Friday Prayer & Praise Service:
June 26 from 6p-10pm.
Come and join us for prayer, praise, and communion.

Leadership Training:
There will be NO leadership training on July 5th.

Be sure to check out www.openarmsbradford.com. From there you can
interact with your OA family, check out any new blogs that have been
posted and listen to the messages from every weekend.

I hope you have a great weekend and hope to see you this Sunday for
the Father's Day Picnic and for the 3rd part of our series, "Can You
Hear Me Now? Hearing the voice of God." Part 3 is titled: Reception.

God Bless!


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Open Arms Community Church
http://www.openarmsbradford.org
1289 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
openarms@openarmsbradford.org

Bake Sale Saturday At Gazebo In Coudersport

In a Father's Footsteps

Causer's Coudersport Office Moves to Main Street

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is moving his local office to 107 South Main Street, Room 1, effective Wednesday, July 1. The office will be closed on Tuesday, June 30, during the move.

“The Main Street location is more visible and easily accessible to the public,” Causer said. “The office is the community’s direct link to state government, and I want to make sure people who need assistance with any state-related matters can easily find the office and take advantage of the services offered.”

Those services include driver license and vehicle registration applications; higher education assistance grant information; help in filling out applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE prescription drug assistance programs; and more.

The contact information for the Coudersport office will remain the same. The telephone number is 814-274-9769 and the fax number is 814-274-8159. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

People in need of assistance while the office is closed June 30 may call the Bradford office at 814-362-4400.

PCEC Class Schedules

ICP Care Pharmacy to Offer Classes for RN’s

The Potter County Education Council will hold a “Medication Error Prevention” class for Registered Nurses at the Coudersport Office. This class will be held on Monday, June 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no cost and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-274-4788. Once contact hour will be awarded to RN’s.

Attention LPNs – Interested in Becoming an RN?

The Potter County Education Council and the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties are considering an LPN to RN Nursing Program through distance education from Lock Haven University of PA Clearfield Campus. Classes may begin Fall Semester 2009. If you are interested or would like more information call 814-274-4877

2009 LPN Cohort Forming in Coudersport

The Potter County Education Council will once again partner with Pennsylvania College of Technology to bring an LPN course to the PCEC’s Coudersport office. Hurry don’t miss this opportunity. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2009. For more information, call Carol Spaulding at 814-274-4877.

Becoming a Master Student Course

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Master Student Course at the Coudersport office. Becoming a Master Student will teach you strategies and tactics that successful students use. Topics such as time management, note taking, test taking, and writing are covered and will help to smooth the transition from high school to college. For more information call 814-274-4877.

PCEC Coudersport Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport Office will be offering the following computer classes:

June 24 PowerPoint 2 6 – 9 p.m.

June 29 Vista 1 9 a.m. – Noon

July 13 Windows XP1 6 – 9 p.m.

July 14 Windows XP1 9 a.m. – Noon

To register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-274-4877

PCEC Galeton Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Galeton Office will be offering the following computer classes:

June 30 Computer 1st Aid 6 – 9 p.m.

July 6 Windows XP1 9 a.m. – Noon

July 6 Excel 1 1 – 4 p.m.

July 7 Word 1 6 – 9 p.m.

July 13 Windows XP 2 9 a.m. – Noon

July 13 Excel 2 1 – 4 p.m.

July 14 Word 2 6 – 9 p.m.

To register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-435-9490, 814-274-4877 or 814-642-2295.

BRADFORD BYPASS PROJECT UPDATE, WEEK OF JUNE 22

BRADFORD BYPASS PROJECT UPDATE, WEEK OF JUNE 22

CLEARFIELD – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT/District 2) issues the following update for the Route 219, McKean County/Bradford Bypass project.

This update is for the week of June 22. Contractor on the $28.1 million project is Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. The project extends from just north of the city of Bradford in Pennsylvania to the New York State line.

All work is weather and schedule dependent and can be subject to change. The following work schedule is for the week of June 22:

• Signal work will continue at the intersection of Kendall Avenue and East Main Street. Motorists should be alert for daytime flagging and short travel delays.
• Kendall Avenue southbound remains closed for reconstruction. Kendall Avenue is restricted to one lane for northbound traffic only. Southbound traffic is to follow the posted detour. Kendall Avenue work includes roadway and sidewalk removals and drainage updates.
• Contractor is working on southbound reconstruction by performing sub grade repairs and drainage work.
• Northbound and southbound traffic are traveling in the northbound lanes, separated by concrete barrier from Forman Street to north of Hillside Drive.
• Southbound ramps at the Foster Brook interchange are closed. Traffic is to follow the posted detour.
• Contractor is working on southbound bridges. Work includes expansion dam replacements, steel retrofits and deck repairs.
• Tuna Crossroads remains closed for bridge demolition. Traffic is to follow the posted detour.
• Tuna Valley Trail access at Bolivar Drive is closed due to bridgework. Trail access is still available at Crook Farms and the Seaward Avenue side of Tuna Crossroads (Township Route 369).
• Access at Hillside Drive is restricted from Route 219 north to Hillside Drive and from Hillside Drive to Route 219 south. Traffic is to follow the posted detour.
• Drivers should use extra caution while entering the construction area from the on-ramp areas. Be aware of approaching traffic speeds and restricted lanes at ramps.
• Motorists need to watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone.
• Lane width in the construction zone is 10 feet.
• Please obey posted speed limits and remember to always buckle up.

For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit PennDOT’s website at www.dot.state.pa.us.

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NWS Forecast From Potter County EMA

Today

Chance Thunderstorms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
Tstms
Hi 74 °F
Tonight

Heavy Rain. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%
Heavy
Rain
Lo 61 °F
Saturday

Heavy Rain. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%
Heavy
Rain
Hi 70 °F
Saturday
Night

Chance Thunderstorms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%
Chance
Tstms
Lo 56 °F
Sunday

Slight Chance Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Showers
Hi 73 °F
Sunday
Night

Slight Chance Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Showers
Lo 54 °F




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Today: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Northwest wind between 3 and 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 61. Light north wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain and frequent lightning. High near 70. Breezy, with a west wind between 13 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 56. Northwest wind between 6 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 73. Northwest wind between 10 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Rabies Clinic Tomorrow At Coudersport Gazebo

Potter County/Penn State Cooperative Extension will sponsor rabies clinics at six sites throughout the county, beginning on Saturday at the county seat. Cost is $5.00 per animal. Dr. Ronnie Schenkein from Coudersport Animal Health Center will administer the vaccine.

Clinics will be held from 1-4 pm as follows:

  • June 20 in Coudersport at the courthouse square gazebo;
  • July 11 at the Roulette Firehall;
  • July 25 at the Austin Firehall;
  • Aug. 15 at the John Collins Park in Galeton;
  • Sept. 5 at the Ulysses Firehall;
  • Sept. 12 at the Shinglehouse Community Park.

Dogs, cats and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. A first-time shot is good for one year. Subsequent vaccinations are good for three years. All animals must be on a leash or in a container.

Rep. Causer Updates On The State Budget


No Time to Increase Spending, Taxes
Across Pennsylvania and the nation, people are cutting things from their family budgets to make ends meet. Many are sacrificing luxuries like meals out or vacations, while others are foregoing some of the necessities of life – they are making do with the money they have.
Where Will It End?
Government should be doing the same, but instead Gov. Ed Rendell is planning to spend about $1 billion more this year, even though we are facing a $3.2 billion deficit. Now, he wants to take 16.28 percent more from you in an income tax increase to pay for it.
For a family with an annual income of $50,000, the increase will result in an additional $250 per year in state income taxes.
Permanently Temporary?
While the governor says the tax increase will be temporary, remember that Pennsylvanians who buy liquor are still paying the old “Johnstown Flood Tax,” which was enacted more than 70 years ago. That, too, was supposed to be temporary.
Temporary or not, it’s downright wrong to increase taxes when we are facing the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression. People can’t afford to hand over more money to their state government. Now more than ever, we need to focus on funding only those core government functions necessary to protect the health and safety of our citizens. Let the taxpayers decide how they want to spend the rest of their money.

Related Link: Get more information and the latest updates on the state budget here.

Coudy Purple Babe Ruth Baseball Finishes 17-1

2009 Coudy Purple Babe Ruth Team:
Front Row (Left to Right): Cameron Kockler, Jacob Swede, Trey VanWhy,
Xavier Furman, Phillip Andrus
2nd Row: Coach Brent VanWhy, Jeffrey McManus, Caden Whitman, Mitch
Freeman, John Michael Rigas
Back Row: Coach Craig Whitman, Brian Kane, Mike Miller, Creighton Hayes,
Alex Hutcheson, Chris Rigas, Coach Charlie Wadsworth


The Coudy Purple BabeRuth baseball team finished their season Thursday night with a 14-13 come-from-behind win over Port Allegany.


Purple finished the season with a 17-1 record and the Potter-Mckean crown for the second time in three years.

This years team was coached by Craig Whitman, Charlie Wadsworth and Brent Vanwhy while led by an excellent group of 15 year olds: Alex Hutchenson, Brian Kane, Chris Rigas, Creighton Hayes,and Mike Miller.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Protecting Kids Online (Internet Safety)

Protecting Kids Online
(Internet Safety)
Coordinated by the Center for Safe
Schools and the
PA Commission on Crime and
Delinquency
Saturday, June 20th
9 AM - Noon
At First Baptist Church, Galeton
(814-435-6560)
Free Sessions
Free Materials
Free Refreshments
This class is for adults only!
Warning: Some material may be
offensive.

Twenty-three Austin T-Ballers took to the field

Taylor Brewer prepares to catch a ball


Kaden Blaniar prepares to make a play at 1st Base


Cameron Rees practices his running skills around the bases


Miles Moate takes a swing off the T

By Kathy Brooks

Twenty-three Austin T-Ballers took to the field Tuesday evening for their first practice of the season. This year's Coaching Staff is Glenn Rees; Manger, Rich Glover, Joey Glover, & Blair Shupe. T-Ball practice will be held Tuesdays & Thursdays each week at 4:00 pm. Games will be held at 10 am on Saturday, June 27th, Saturday, July 11th & 18th. T-Ballers began learning the basics of baseball. Come show these little girls and guys your support on Saturdays !!

Piper Cubs Return To Where They Were Born In Clinton County

Potter County Records Soon Accessible Anywhere In World

landexfotoTraining is being conducted this week in the office of the Potter County Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds, in preparation for a major technology upgrade. Register and Recorder Gary Kelsey (right) said the changes will make operations more convenient for title searches and others who use his office, while improving record-keeping/document retention, and helping other county offices.

As of July 1, the office should be fully transitioned over to Landex, an internet-based function allowing remote access to certain county documents from anywhere in the world. Kelsey, shown here with Landex computer technician Ronald Funk, said many Pennsylvania counties have opted for the Landex system, including neighboring McKean, Cameron and Tioga. He noted that the system will eventually be able to service the Assessment Office, Planning Commission, Emergency Services Department, Mapping and Geographic Information Services.

landexlogoKelsey has been laying the groundwork for the conversion over the course of more than a year. An initial start-up cost of $95,800 for software configuration and professional services will eventually be offset by an annual savings of at least $13,000 in data service costs, as well as fees which can be collected for remote access to county records. Potter
County Today

Emerald Ash Borer Closing In On Area Trees

Emerald Ash Borer in Catt County

The emerald ash borer has been found in Cattaraugus County.

The destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species has been found Randolph.

The infestation was first reported on June 15 after US Department of Agriculture employees recognized damage on trees just off Exit 16 of Interstate 86.

About 30 trees have been affected.

The purple boxes people see hanging from trees in the region are emerald ash borer traps.

Galeton Woman Jailed On Pa Warrant/ Resisted Arrest

Galeton Woman Picked Up in NY

A Galeton woman who had a warrant out for her arrest was picked up in Steuben County, New York, while police were serving a warrant to another person.

Laura Cardy was being interviewed in connection with a burglary investigation when troopers determined she was wanted in Pennsylvania. They didn't give details about her alleged crime.

They did say she resisted arrest. She's being held in the Steuben County Jail on numerous charges and is awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.

Dog Doo Doo Alert In Coudersport Borough

Doggy Doo Doo
The Coudersport Borough have been receiving complaints of doggy doo doo in several areas throughout the Borough and wants to remind all those that walk their dogs there is a pooper scooper law in the Borough and enforcement will be used to eliminate this health hazard.

Dogs must be on a leash and the owner must clean up after the animal.

Children playing at CARP field have stepped in the mess, Mitchell Park the same thing the Library and we have also received complaints where people are walking on the sidewalks, even in some private lawns.

If you have a dog keep it on a leash, clean up after it or leave in your yard to do what it naturally has to do, but don’t create a health hazard for all others.

Robert A. "Bob" Fowler, 61, of West Branch Township, PA

Robert A. "Bob" Fowler, 61, of West Branch Township, PA, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born August 21, 1947 in Coudersport, he was a son of the late Robert L. and Ruth (Zundel) Fowler.

He was a graduate of Galeton High School and went on to earn an Associates of Arts degree in Agriculture from Penn State University. On August 19, 1967, in Pittsburgh, PA, he married the former Mary E. Lent, who predeceased him on August 16, 2007.

Bob was a Dairy and Potato Farmer. He was also an insurance agent for the Grange Mutual Insurance Company for many years. He was a member of the Galeton First Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and as a Sunday School Teacher.

Surviving are a son, Robert A. (Amy) Fowler Jr. of Sandusky, OH; three daughters, Michelle A. Scully of Angola, IN, Heather M. Fowler of Bangladesh, and Kathleen M. (Brett) Wagaman of York, PA; two brothers, John A. (Carol) Fowler of Galeton and Wayne L. (Jo Anne) Fowler of Des Moines, IA; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, June 19, 2009, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and at the Galeton First Baptist Church on Saturday, June 20, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., with Funeral Services following at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate. Interment will be in the Germania Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton First Baptist Church or to the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism to help with the MCH Hospital in Bangladesh; designate to MCH Renewal, P.O. Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA 17105.

Family Fishing Day Sunday at Lyman Run State Park


Family Fishing Day at
Lyman Run State Park

June 21, 2009

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Looking for a great way to connect with your family?


Discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together at a Family Fishing Program. You and your family will have the opportunity to fish – no fishing license required! Join State Park and Fish and Boat Commission educators to learn basic fishing skills like knot tying, casting, baiting the hook, and taking a fish off the hook. All equipment will be provided.

The “catch???”

Adults must bring a child and children must bring an adult. You’ll be learning and fishing together.


There is no fee for this program but participants must call Lyman Run State Park to pre register at 814-435-5010.

►For other programs see our calendar of events online at www.visitpaparks.com. If you have a question about Cherry Springs or our programs, please call 814-435-5010.
►If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities, due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: 888-PA-PARKS (voice), 888-537-7294 (TTY), 717-558-2711 (local or international TTY), 800-654-5984 (PA AT&T Relay Service).

Austin Babe Ruth Tops Coudy Blue; Ends Season at 8-10

Austin's Ben Simms rips one up the center


Coudy's George Wyatt


Austin Babe Ruth defeats Coudy Blue

Austin Babe Ruth Tops Coudy Blue; Ends Season at 8-10

Story & Photos by Kathy Brooks

Austin Babe Ruth hosted Coudy Blue for their final game of the season on Tuesday. Austin came out with a 6-5 win over Coudy.

Caleb Nichols pitched the entire game for Austin allowing 9 hits, 6 strikeouts, and 4 walks.

Sharing the mound for Coudy Blue was Pitchers Ethan Hite & Garrett Russell who allowed 10 hits, 5 strikeouts and 2 walks.

Tim McCuster slammed a homerun in the 7th for Coudy Blue but Austin was able to hold them.

80th Birthday Party For Edie Glassmire Saturday

An 80th Birthday Party honoring Edie Glassmire will be held, Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Potter County Snowmobile Club on North Hollow Road, outside of Coudersport.

No gifts please. Friends and Family are encouraged to attend.

To allow for more accurate preparation, if possible, please R. S. V. P. to Mary @ 814-558-8940. Thank you.

Kyle Freeman's Eagle Ceremony Saturday

Kyle Freeman’s Eagle Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Potter County Snowmobile Club on North Hollow Road in Coudersport. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.

TRACK Schedules 5K Run and Children's 1K Fun Run

Summerfest 5k Run/Walk and 1k Children's Fun Run
Benefits the T.R.A.C.K. Association

When: Saturday, June 27, 2009
Where: Shinglehouse Assembly Park
Registration: 8:00 am
Races Start: 8:30 am

Cost: $10 for adults $5 for children 12 and under

The course will be a primarily flat road/trail race through the Assembly Park and adjacent
streets in the town of Shinglehouse. Post race refreshments will be provided for all.

Awards will be given to:
- the 5K male/female winners
- the top 5K male/female in each age group: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
- All 1K Fun Runners will receive a participation Ribbon, and the boy/girl winners will
receive an award

More info: http://ovtrack.wikidot.com/5k

Recap Of Today's News From Gerri Miller.com

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Hear the local news first on Black Forest Broadcasting starting at 7:00am

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FORMER ROULETTE BUSINESS WOMAN SENTENCED FOR ID FRAUD

A former Roulette businesswoman was sentenced last week in Potter County Court for forgery, theft by unlawful taking, access device fraud and retail theft.

Faith Cornelius, 31, now of Coudersport was ordered to spend 23-1/2 months on probation for forgery, to be served concurrently with Access Device Fraud. She was also ordered to perform 25 hours of community service and pay a $400 fine..

According to Potter County DA Dawn Fink, in June 2008, Cornelius obtained a credit card from Victoria’s Secrets and used to make several purchases totaling $320.98 using the ID of her mother-in-law, Mary Cornelius.
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HERE TO HELP DAY In Coudersport Today 11-7

jobsJobs will be the focus of a daylong program scheduled for Thursday, June 18, at the F. W. Gunzburger Building Gymnasium in Coudersport from 11 am to 7 pm. It’s open to everyone looking for a job, trying to fill a job, seeking to improve employability, or trying to get by on a job that doesn’t pay enough to cover basic living expenses. Those attending should enter through the West Street doors.

The Potter County Commissioners are hosting “Here to Help Day” in cooperation with several local and regional agencies, including Pennsylvania CareerLink and the Potter County Education Council.

Here is a partial list of organizations that will be represented: Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, National Guard, Empereon Marketing, Gas Field Specialists Inc., University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Sweden Valley Manor, Sheetz Inc., Potter County Human Services, Dickinson Mental Health, Lock Haven University, Olean Business Institute, Pennsylvania Conservation Corps, Penn State Cooperative Extension, IU9 Family Literacy (GED options), Mansfield University, MM Temp Services, Northern Tier Community Action Corp., Zito Media, Clinical Outcomes Group (smoking cessation) and others. Potter County Today

Penn State Cooperative Extension Expands Services

tannerfrybetterRecent changes at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service office in Coudersport have enabled the organization to strengthen its services to agriculture, community development and families.

Through a cooperative arrangement by the Boards of Commissioners in Potter, McKean and Cameron counties, Bill Waltman came aboard earlier this year as an agricultural and horticultural specialist.

As part of his responsibilities, Waltman has been overseeing a master gardener program and assisting farmers in experimenting with an expanded selection of crops, including grapes, blackberries and quinoa, a cereal grain rich in nutrients.

Meanwhile, Coudersport High School graduate Anna Fry (right) is serving a summer internship with the office. Under the supervision of County Extension Director Don Tanner (left), Anna is focusing attention on 4-H activities and other programs for young people. She’s the daughter of Marty and Sarah Fry and will enter her junior year at Houghton College in the fall. Potter County Today

Murble E. Stevens, 84, of Olean, NY, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Murble E. Stevens
“loving mother, grandmother & great-grandmother”


OLEAN, NY---Murble E. Stevens, 84, of Olean, NY, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in her home following a long illness.

Born September 18, 1924 in Coudersport, PA, she was a daughter of Lorenzo and Sarah Griffin Robinson. On November 2, 1947 in Olean, she married Donald J. Stevens, who died on September 8, 1997.

Mrs. Stevens was a graduate of Galeton High School, Galeton, PA. She had previously been employed at the former toy factory in Coudersport, PA, the former silk mill in Coudersport, and by the Olean Tile Plant in Olean.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking.

Surviving are a son, Robert Michael Stevens of Salamanca, NY; two daughters, Rose M. Spotts and Donna K. Stevens, both of Olean; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Stevens was preceded in death by an infant son, Kenneth G. Stevens; and a daughter, Shirley A. Stevens.

At Mrs. Stevens’ request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harvest Field Outreach Center, 124 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

Governor's Temporary Tax Hike Wrong for PA, Causer Says

Gov. Ed Rendell is wrong to ask Pennsylvanians to pay more in state income taxes to fund his proposed budget of more than $29 billion, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) said today.

“Pennsylvanians everywhere are cutting their family budgets to make ends meet – the last thing state government should be doing is making it tougher for them,” Causer said. “Increasing taxes by $1.5 billion will do nothing to help the economy recover. In fact, it will have the opposite effect, leaving Pennsylvania families with less money to spend and many small businesses, which are also subject to the tax, with fewer resources to pay their employees and expand their operations.”

Causer noted that rather than cutting the state budget, Rendell is actually proposing to increase spending by at least $700 million over the current year.

“Only this governor would propose a significant increase in spending in the face of a $3.2 billion deficit,” he said. “It completely defies logic.”

The lawmaker also questioned the governor’s claim that the income tax hike – from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent, an increase of 16 percent – will be temporary, citing the “Johnstown Flood Tax” that was imposed in 1936 as a temporary tax to help the City of Johnstown recover from flood damage.

“More than seven decades later, Pennsylvanians who buy liquor are still paying the tax,” Causer said. “I’ll believe ‘temporary’ when I see it.”

A state budget is supposed to be adopted by June 30, but that’s never happened during the Rendell administration.

Rep. Martin T. Causer
67th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Rabies Clinic Saturday In Coudersport

Potter County Rabies Clinic Dates

Penn State Cooperative Extension announces the following 2009 Potter County Rabies Clinics dates.

June 20th at the Gazebo on the Courthouse Square in Coudersport,

July 11th at the Roulette Fire Hall,

July 25th at the Austin Fire Hall,

August 15th at the Galeton Town Park,

Sept 5th at the Ulysses Fire Hall and

Sept. 12th at the Shinglehouse Town Park.

All clinics will be held from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

All dogs, cats and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time an animal is vaccinated it is good for one year, every time after that the vaccination is good for three years. All animals must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Ronnie Schenkein of the Coudersport Animal Health Center.

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