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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Roulette Ambulance To Sartwell Creek

At 10:24 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Sartwell Creek For Medical Call.

Life Flight Helicopter Meeting Coudersport Ambulance In Liberty

Life Flight 1 Meeting Coudersport Ambulance
At 10:19 pm on Saturday, Liberty Fire Dept. in Tioga County has been dispatched to set up a landing zone for Life Flight 1 in Liberty to meet Coudersport Ambulance 48-7 in an emergency transfer. ETA 10 minutes.

10:55 pm--Life Flight 1 Airborne, Coudersport 48-7 returning , Liberty Station 9 Returning & Available.

Family Thniks Dead Dog Is Theirs

Dead dog owners possibly ID’d

$2,000 reward offered

January 8, 2011 - By SCOTT JOHNSON
Lock Haven.com

WILLIAMSPORT - The Lycoming County SPCA has received a number of leads - and one possible identification - on the dog that was found Thursday gruesomely killed, with a cinder block tied to a rope around its neck and muzzle, and thrown off a bridge into the Susquehanna River.

Meanwhile, an Avis business has put up a reward of over $2,000 for the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the death of the female, white German shepherd mix.

Thomas Fidler, humane society police officer at the Lycoming County SPCA, said his agency received about 40 tips on Friday, though he would not give specific details of the tips for concern it would hinder the investigation.

He said one family from Cogan Station has come forward and has tentatively identified the dog, though the SPCA is still asking the public to come forward if they believe the dog may have been their's. More...

Three Arrested In Yorkshire Armed Robbery

3 Jailed In Yorkshire Home Invasion

390.com
The New York State Police in Machias have arrested 3 persons as a result of the investigation into the armed robbery that occurred on Thursday night January 7, 2011, on Townline Road of Yorkshire.

Paul A. Andolina, Age 24, Corey D. Ropers, Age 22 and Christopher S. Roper, Age 22, all of Machias, NY, were each charged with Robbery 1st degree and Burglary 1st degree.

The three were arraigned by Town Justice Lounsbury in the Town of Machias Court and held on $250,000 bail. They are scheduled to reappear in the Town of Yorkshire Court on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 6pm.

Maxine H. Graham, 78, of Camillus, NY

Maxine H. Graham, 78, of Camillus, NY, passed away Thursday at her son's home in Mexico, NY, January 6, 2011.

Born in Ulysses, PA, she moved to Camillus in 1960. Maxine was a member of Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid bridge player and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. She was a terrific mom, grandmother, aunt and great-grandmother. Maxine loved spending time at camp, being surrounded by her family, especially the children. She will be missed by all who knew her as "Grandma, Grandma Max and GG."

Maxine was predeceased by her husband, James, in 1974 and sister, Marlene Patrick.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Patrick) O'Brien of Camillus; son, Thomas (Nina) of Mexico; grandchildren, Heather (Vincent) O'Brien-Mauro and Shaun O'Brien; nephews, Scott (Joanne) Patrick of Liverpool and Ryan (Amy) Patrick of Camillus; brothers, Jack (Phyllis) Mitterer of Coudersport, PA, and Marvin (Ellen) Mitterer of Trumansburg; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Sam and Evelina Mauro; great-nephews, Gregory, Brendan and Anthony Patrick; great-nieces, Mackenzie and Zoe Patrick; and several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Relatives and friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services will be 9 a.m. Monday in Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 126 So. Terry Rd., Syracuse.

Maxine will be laid to rest in Brookland Cemetery, Brookland, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Golisano Children's Hospital, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210. Buranich Please share condolences at www.BuranichFuneralHome.com

Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident On E. 2nd Street In Coudersport

Pedestrian Accident On E. 2 nd Street
At 5:44 pm on Saturday, Coudersport EMS has been dispatched to a Vehicle vs Pedestrian accident on East Second Street in front of the Consistory. Dispatch indicating 2 patients. On scene reports 2 persons taken to Charles Cole Hospital.

Reported not to be a hit & run as first dispatched. Accident was on the bridge & vehicle stopped at ambulance hall according to unofficial reports.

UPDATE--Monday--11:44 am--Coudersport Police do not expect to release information on this accident until sometime Tuesday. They identified the victims only as a mother and daughter. The driver of the vehicle that struck them is a juvenile and that name will not be released.

Family members who want to pass on information as to the condition of patients or how the public can help are invited to email Solomon's words directly at shurfine40@gmail.com and we will pass on the information.

Dinner Theatre Concert February 12 At Oswayo Valley HS Cafeteria

Vehicle Fire Reported On Bordell Road

Vehicle Fire
At 4:39 pm on Saturday, Station 8 has been dispatched to 1223 Bordell Road in Keating Township for a vehicle fire.

Girls Basketball At Galeton

Girls Basketball - Tigers vs. Tigers at Galeton's court.
Varsity: Mansfield over Galeton 52-35. JV: Galeton over Mansfield, 37-23.

Lauren Davenport (Mansfield). Lauren is a senior on the varsity team, and is the granddaughter of Shirlee and Tom Leete.

Sherry Pierce (Galeton) vs. Madison York (Mansfield)

Fans join in a cheer

Jackie Murray (Galeton) vs. Molly Wood (Mansfield)

These pictures and many many others should be available in a week or less at sunkenbranch.com

Lake Effect Warning For Chautauqua & Cattaraugus Counties

... Lake effect snow warning in effect until 5 am EST Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a lake effect
snow warning... which is in effect until 5 am EST Sunday. The lake
effect Snow Advisory is no longer in effect.

* Locations... Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties... especially
the higher terrain of the Chautauqua ridge.

* Timing... tonight... heaviest snow this evening.

* Accumulations... 4 to 8 inches total in persistent bands. Some
additional accumulation possible on Sunday.

* Impacts... visibility a quarter mile in heavier bands... with snow
covered roads.

Governor Rendell Opens 2011 Farm Show

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today kicked off the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show by welcoming visitors to celebrate the time-honored tradition and its thousands of exhibitors and volunteers.

"In the past eight years, we have accomplished a great deal to ensure this vital sector of our economy remains vibrant and is well-positioned for growth in the future," Governor Rendell said. "I applaud the work done to make this industry what it is today, and with continued support, I'm confident agriculture will continue to play an important role in keeping Pennsylvania growing."

The Governor was joined by Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding, who introduced the new "Parade of Agriculture" that highlighted each of the show's departments. Representatives from Penn State Cooperative Extension, youth participants, and exhibitors displayed livestock and dairy animals, commodities and entries from the Family Living Department during the ceremony.

Governor Rendell also highlighted some of the many accomplishments of agriculture during his eight years in office, including:

  • Investing nearly $150 million in 655 projects through PAgrows, an initiative launched in 2005 to ensure Pennsylvania's agriculture industry has the financial resources it needs to grow. The state investments have been matched by about $340 million in private funding.
  • Preserving nearly 196,000 acres of prime farmland on 2,000 farms bringing the total to 4,096 farms and 444,647 acres preserved in the program's 22-year history, ensuring that the land will remain viable to feed America and the world for generations to come.
  • Launching the PA Preferred program which brands products made in Pennsylvania so shoppers can easily choose goods that will keep money and jobs in their communities. To date, the program is helping 2,000 companies and 3,000 member locations prominently highlight Pennsylvania goods.
  • Bringing balance between long-standing farm operations and expanding residential communities. The Agriculture, Communities and Rural Environmental Act, or ACRE, has successfully resolved more than 60 local issues to allow farmers to keep operating.
  • Injecting new life into Pennsylvania's once-struggling equine industry by introducing new gaming opportunities to the state's horse racing tracks which has added nearly 17,000 jobs and has generated $800 million for the Race Horse Development Fund.
  • Enacting one of the state's most uncompromising dog laws to improve living conditions for man's best friend.
  • Establishing the Centers for Farm Transitions, which has helped producers complete nearly 250 succession plans that will keep more than 87,000 acres in farming. The Centers for Dairy and Beef Excellence also play a critical role in helping producers run their farms more efficiently and increase profit margins.
  • Leading the way in the production of renewable energy with Pennsylvania farmers growing crops being transformed into homegrown fuels like ethanol and biodiesel. The state is now producing 150 million gallons of these fuels each year.

The 95th Pennsylvania Farm Show runs through Jan. 15 and features 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. For more information or a complete schedule, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.

Ariz. Congresswoman Killed By Gunman Report Denied

Spokesman Reports Giffords Not Dead
BBC
A spokeswoman for Ms Giffords denied earlier reports that the congresswoman had died, saying she was in hospital and undergoing surgery.

A US congresswoman and several other people have been shot at a public event in southern Arizona.

President Barack Obama said Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords had been "gravely wounded" and that others had died in the attack.

Ms Giffords, 40, was shot in the head at close range in front of hundreds of people meeting constituents in Tucson.

A man was arrested after the shooting, in which one of Ms Giffords' aides was reported to have died.


PEOPLE TRAPPED IN CRASH ON I-86 IN ALLEGANY COUNTY

REPORT PEOPLE TRAPPED IN CRASH ON 1-86
At 2:57 pm on Saturday, Cuba and Friendship Fire Rescue and Ambulance Crews are responding to a tractor-trailer rollover with entrapment on route I-86 between Cuba and Friendship in Allegany County, NY.


The accident is reported to be in the eastbound lane. Fire rescue is preparing to use jaws of life to access the victim or victims.

AT 3:56PM STATE POLICE REQUESTED FIRE POLICE SHUT DOWN EASTBOUND LANES AT THE CUBA ON RAMP.

Friendship Fire Units back in service at 5:37 pm.

Snowshoe Basics Sunday At Sinnemahoning State Park


Jackie Flynn, Environmental Education Specialist at Sinnemahoning State Park just wrote that "We have enough snow here for good snowshoeing. The program is free and runs from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Sunday. Expert instruction and snowshoes are available."

Northern Potter Jazz Band & Show Choir Entertained Seniors

by Nila Gerner, PCHS

On December 21st, the Ulysses Senior Center participants enjoyed the
wonderful Christmas performance by the Northern Potter Jazz Band & Show
Choir.

The Senior Citizens sang along while their favorite Christmas songs were
performed by the enthusiastic students and conducted by Kevin Roessner and
Lindsey Smeenk.

A US congresswoman has been shot

A US congresswoman has been shot along with several other people in Arizona, US media report.

Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic member of the US House of Representatives, is said to have been shot in the head at point-blank range. There is no confirmation.

Reports say the shooting happened during a public event at a grocery store in the city of Tucson.

Sheriff Reports Person Died In Carrolton Fire

Fatal Early Morning Fire On 10 Mile Road
WIVB
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal fire that occurred early Saturday morning on Ten Mile Road in the Town of Carrollton.

The fire investigation team responded to the scene and is still investigating the cause of the fire.

The identity of the victim located inside the residence is pending positive identification and notification to next of kin.

Theo Carlson, 92, of Brockport, and formerly of Smethport, Pa

Theo Carlson, 92, of Brockport, and formerly of Smethport, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Friday (Dec. 31, 2010).

Born Theo Alberta Herzog on July 26, 1918, to Robert and Eva Davis Herzog of Colegrove, Pa., she resided most of her life in Smethport. She married Edward Walter "Pete" Carlson on Sept. 30, 1944. He preceded her in death in 1993.

In addition to being a homemaker, she managed a school cafeteria, managed a local grocery store deli, catered weddings and other events, and served as an EMT in the Smethport community until moving to Brockport in 1995. She was a member of the Smethport United Methodist Church and also attended the East Smethport United Christian Church. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, baking and working as an EMT.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Gude, Bonnie (Terry) Whitney and Connie (Ken) Lawrence; six grandchildren, Brett Whitney, Janna (Andrew) Whitney Moss, Cherilyn (Mark) Whitney Howard, Derek (Julie) Lawrence, Ryan Lawrence, and Wesley Lawrence; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Herzog; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Kenneth "Baldy," and Fred.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Ave., Hilton, and at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at the United Christian Church in East Smethport.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lakeside Foundation, 156 West Ave., Physicians' Office Building, Suite 101, Brockport, N.Y. 14420; United Christian Church, P.O. Box 95, East Smethport, PA 16730; or the First Baptist Church, 3 Lincoln Ave., Hampton Falls, N.H. 03844.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST SUNDAY...
* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN HEAVIER SNOW BANDS.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS INCREASING TO BETWEEN 10 AND 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS.

* VISIBILITIES...REDUCED TO UNDER A MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT...
WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE.

The following locations are affected: WARREN-MCKEAN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARREN...BRADFORD

Fire Police Dispatched To Dutch Hill MVA

At 11:04 am on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at 115 Dutch Hill Road in Coudersport.

UPDATE: THE ROAD WAS OPENED AND INCIDENT TERMINATED A LITTLE AFTER 12PM

.LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY

THIS ALERT HAS BEEN UPDATED

Potter-Tioga County Call Log For 1-7-2011

Incident #DateTimeTypeLocationCommunity
2011 - 5301/7/20119:04 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT COSTA'S MARKET COUDERSPORT
2011 - 5071/7/20115:20 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT SR6 & SR 287 DELMAR TWP
2011 - 4971/7/20113:16 PMFIRE / CHIMNEY 696 NORTH RD JACKSON TWP
2011 - 4921/7/20111:34 PMFIRE / WILDFIRE MILLERTON BEHIND SCHOOL
2011 - 4731/7/20118:47 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT RT 15 SB BLOSSBURG BLOSSBURG BORO
2011 - 4681/7/20117:19 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 6275 ROUTE 249 WESTFIELD TWP

Marcellus: What the Frac? New Fracking Materials?

Marcellus: What the Frac?

New York especially might be wondering about the title, but it’s a subject of interest to all in the Marcellus play. It occurred to me after I spent a recent week-end reading through the “latest”, new fracking materials that go far beyond the negative publicity hydro- fracking has been receiving.

Professional journals that diligently follow the development and company involvement in gas shale production described two additional methods that I was unaware of. Releasing the information to the general public seems like a no-brainer, because from the very beginning it been my assertion as 4-County O/G Leasing Group Coordinator that people need to know all they can to make wise decisions.

Sand is always in the mix because of its ability to hold a frack open once the initial material is injected is withdrawn. The type of sand used varies according to the shale formation itself, which varies from location to location. Propane gel is used in some areas of shale development in spite of its being pricier. The gel form is much more stable than what one would imagine, and once used in the fracking process it is returned to the surface, stored in tanks, and re-sold in the gaseous state with which we are all familiar.

The other frac material being written about was something Grandma never thought about, i.e. food left-overs! To be more specific, the left-overs from the manufacture of processed foods have been developed for use as a fracking fluid.

Staying on top of the changes, impact, and potential that shale gas development, production, and marketing has on our lives is a daunting task. Hence the growth of landowner/rights holders groups throughout the states in the Marcellus play. We all have our reasons for wanting the very best for our region. If you want to know “What the Frac?” can mean to you and future generations, attend meetings held in your area.

I see individuals and local leaders at these gatherings. Now if only higher placed (read state) political figures, and local naysayers would dare to learn more, they might be surprised to learn how much benefit can come from this natural gas resource. It will not be ignored. Find out for yourself @ next month’s meetings held in Shinglehouse.

Janice L. Hancharick 919.876.2917 E-mail: glastar@nc.rr.com

4-County O/G Group Coordinator

2012 Mallard Lane

Raleigh, NC 27609 … formerly of Shinglehouse,PA

… currently splitting time w/ residence in Olean, NY

Russell E. “Bam Bam” Miller, 31, of Stanton St. Painted Post, NY

Russell E. “Bam Bam” Miller, 31, of Stanton St. Painted Post, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

Born in Eldred, Pa. on January 25, 1979, Russell was the son of Ronald and Linda Ward Miller.

He was a graduate of Addison Central School. He was a long time employee of Storeflex Fixture Co. in Corning where he worked as a lead welder.

Surviving are his parents, Ronald A. Miller of Eldred, Pa. and Linda Miller of Wasilla, Alaska, his brothers, Scott (Mary Ann) Ward of West Salem, Ohio and Ronald A. Miller Jr. of Kittaning, Pa., his sisters, Barbara Miller of Monroesville, Pa. and Dorothy Patterson of Bradford, Pa. along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Russell was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hiram and Betty Ward and Kathryn and Donald Miller.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 9 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will follow there at 1:00 PM with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating.

Burial will be in Northrup Hill Cemetery, Town of Rathbone, NY.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Country Blessings Selling Excess Goods By Truckload

Truckloads of Goods

Our church; the Cameron County Christian Center operates a small resale shop called “Country Blessings.” Our community drops off items similar to what you might find dropped off at a Good Will store. Many of those items will end up in our store, but we are currently receiving much more than we can keep up with, and we have a tremendous excess.

We are offering our excess goods at a price of only $25.00 per pick-up truck load. If you are willing to come to our location, and bring any pick-up truck, we will only ask a $25 donation, and you can pack it as high as you like. Many people have used this to stock an e-bay business, resale shop, or to have massive, instant yard sales.

We currently have approximately 12-15 pick-up truckloads ready to go. If you are interested, please contact us at rock@cameroncounty.org or onthesolidrock@yahoo.com for directions, and pick-up times; we are located in Emporium.

You can log onto our website at www.cameroncounty.org for more details about our ministry center.

Central Grange To Host Dance January 15th

If you like to square or round dance, come to Central Grange in Sweden Valley on January 15th for our first dance of the new year.

Food available at 5:30 p.m. with the dance 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Charge is $5.00 18 years and older.

Put on your dancing shoes and come and join in the fun.

7th Street Bridge Getting Ready To Go To CARP

Workers from LC WHITFORD CO. have been working on the Seventh Street bridge to have it ready to be removed by a crane, placed on a trailer and placed in C.A.R.P Park in a safe area where it will be fenced in and secured where it will remain there until the new Seventh Street bridge is completed.

At that time it will be placed over the channel at Fourth Street and will be limited to foot traffic only.

Dick Fanton of LC Whitford said the bridge is completely free of it footings and is being jacked up and placed on I-beams that will be welded to the bridge to help secure it , and bracing has been welded to the bridge to help stabilize the structure during lifting and transporting.

Work on the project will continue as long as weather permits. Fanton said his crew will be working on storm drains on both sides of the bridge in the next week and apologized for any inconvenience the work has caused.

Photos by Karija

Dale Hoffman Elected Treasurer of PDMP For 2011

PDMP elects 2011 leadership

Dairy Business. com
Dairy farmer Glenn Gorrell was unanimously reelected to his second term as president of the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP). Glenn and his wife Robin operate Gorrell Dairy in East Smithfield, Bradford County, Pa. with a herd of 670 cows and 570 heifers. They farm 1,100 acres of corn and 900 acres of hay.

Joining Gorrell as officers of the dairy producer led organization for 2011 are: vice president – Keith Spicher, Kish-View Farm of Belleville, Pa.; secretary – Tony Brubaker, Brubaker Farms in Mount Joy, Pa.; and treasurer – Dale Hoffman, owner of Kar-Dale Acres, Shinglehouse, Pa. Rod Hissong, Mercer Vu Farms, Mercersburg, Pa., is past president.

The 2011 PDMP board welcomed newly elected members: Walt Moore, president and general manager of Walmoore Holsteins, Inc. near Chatham, Pa.; and Joel Krall, who owns Furnace Hill Holsteins of Lebanon, Pa. in partnership with Tim Crouse. The membership selected Richard E. Stup, Ph.D. from AgChoice Farm Credit to fill the open associate member position on the Board. The other associate member representative is Jeff Ainslie, of Red Barn Consulting.

For more information on PDMP, visit their website at www.pdmp.org or email info@pdmp.org.

Goochee Sets Date For Festival Of Choirs USA In Port Allegany

Hi everyone,

I wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who has inquired about the third annual Festival of Choirs USA®.

The date for the Festival is a Saturday, August 20th, 2011. It will be held at 807 Skinner Creek Road, Port Allegany, Pa. 16743.

Registration for the Festival starts on May 1st and ends on August 1st. In March we will be having a planning meeting in Port Allegany, Pa. If you would like to volunteer to help with the 2011 festival, this would be the meeting to come to. Meeting location and date will follow at a later date.

You can also go on the Festival’s website at www.festivalofchoirsusa.com for more information.


We are also having a family/facebook reunion on the 19th, the day before. This will be a family orientated event for all age’s to attend.

Please contact me for more information at bristolparkllc@cox.net, the Festival’s website or on facebook.

Thank you and be blessed!

Jerry J. Goochee

Free Puppy To A Good Home!

Free Puppy To A Good Home!

Male Puppy about 8 weeks old. Very Loveable and usually lazy.

He is a Doberman and Lab Mix. The mother is a full grown Doberman who is a very good protector, a very loveable dog and good with children. Best dog I have ever had.

The father is a Brownish Tan Lab.
I would love to keep him but we just have too many dogs.

He is a very sweet puppy, plays here and there but usually likes to sleep.
He’s all black, his eyes are either blue or brown.
He is in the Port Allegany & Austin area.
If Interested please contact me at shelbz69@hotmail.com

McKean-Potter Players To Meet Sunday At Laurelwood Inn

POTTER-McKEAN PLAYERS MEETING SUNDAY

A general meeting of the newly formed POTTER-McKEAN PLAYERS,{formerly Potter Players and the Port Performers} will be held Sunday, January 9 at 3:00 PM at the Laurelwood Inn.

Anyone interested in being part of the group's dramatic and musical productions is invited to attend. Volunteers are needed in all aspects of production including not only acting, singing and dancing, but also make-up, costuming, lighting, sound, set construction and publicity.


Come share in the excitement of the plans for the new year.

Actors Workshop Starts January 13th In Port Allegany

ACTORS WORKSHOP BEING HELD THRU POTTER COUNTY EDUCATION COUNCIL

The Potter County Education Council will hold an Actor’s Workshop. Paul Herzig and company are offering another acting workshop!

This will be a 6-session course using the Strasberg acting method and will include Acting Conservatory techniques. Paul and his crew will revisit the basic techniques introduced in the first two courses but will then “kick it up a notch” to include advanced techniques and even stage production!

This course begins January 13, 2011 and will continue on Thursdays from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. until March 3, 2011.

The cost for the course is $50 per person and will be held at the Education Unit of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 205 Arnold Avenue, and Port Allegany.


To register, visit website: www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Classes will be January 13, 20 February 3, 10, 17 and March 3,2011 from 6:30 to 9:30.

Coudersport Ambulance To High School

At 7:59 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance to High School for a sports injury.

Corbett To Name Pittsburgh Attorney PEMA Director

Gov.-elect Tom Corbett to nominate PEMA director; name inspector general

KARI ANDREN, The Patriot-News By KARI ANDREN, The Patriot-News

Gov.-elect Tom Corbett said today he plans to nominate Pittsburgh attorney Glenn Cannon, 62, as the director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. He also named Kenya Mann Faulkner, 45, of Montgomery County as inspector general.

Cannon has held several positions in homeland security and emergency management, including the Pittsburgh office of Hillard Heintze LLC, Strategic Security Advisors and the Federal Emergency Management Agency where he was in charge of disaster operations. More...

Pennsylvania Farm Show Starts Tomorrow

Pennsylvania State Farm Show schedule highlights for 2011

Schedule courtesy Patriot News

The 95th Pennsylvania State Farm Show opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 15 at the Farm Show Complex, North Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. Admission is free, and parking is $10 per vehicle, which includes shuttle bus service.

The show combines livestock and commercial exhibits, competitions, entertainment and business deals. (Times for the events are subject to change.

Here are highlights:

Saturday, Jan. 8

  • 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Daily attractions
  • 9 a.m., Judging: Live Poultry (East Building)
  • 10 a.m., Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest (Main Floor)
  • 10 a.m., Pennsylvania High School Rodeo Association Championship Rodeo (Large Arena)
  • 10:30 a.m., State Police Mounted Drill Team (Large Arena)
  • 12:30 p.m., Cookie and Brownie Contest (Main Floor)
  • 2 p.m., Wine Competition Awards (Main Floor)
  • 2:30 p.m., Chocolate Cake Contest (Main Floor)
  • 3 p.m., Poultry Best of Show, (East Building)
  • 4 p.m., Cumberland County 4-H Club Drill Team (Large Arena)
  • 5 p.m., Farm Show Fashions With a Flair (Main Floor)

Sunday, Jan. 9

  • 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Daily attractions
  • 10 a.m., Non-Denominational Worship Service (Banquet Hall)
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Draft Horse Hitched Competition, 6 Horse Hitch and Other Team Classes (Large Arena)
  • 1 p.m., Angel Food Cake Contest (Main Floor)
  • 3:30 p.m., Glen Shelton, country western singer, and Farm Show’s “Got Talent” (Small Arena)
  • 4 p.m., Pineapple Upside Down Cake Contest (Main Floor)
  • 5 p.m., Grand Champion Steer (Equine Arena)
  • 6 p.m., Dog Demonstration “Farm to Fun” (Equine Area)

Rendell Explodes In TV Interview To Air Sunday

Rendell explodes in '60 Minutes' interview

By Brad Bumsted
TRIBUNE-REVIEW

HARRISBURG -- In a taped interview to air Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Gov. Ed Rendell exploded when pressed on the issue of gambling addiction, calling the reporter and producers "simpletons" and "idiots." More...

German Sheperd Thrown In River To Drown--Tied To Cement Block

A Case of Cruelty

German Shepherd tied to cinder block and thrown over bridge into river

By PAUL GARRETT - For The Express

JERSEY SHORE -"It was a horrific site. I've never seen anything like it. Anybody who could do that to an animal ... they are a sick person."

That was the reaction of Independent Hose Fire Chief Brian Flook when he responded to a call for assistance yesterday.

What Flook found was a case of animal cruelty like he'd never before seen - A light colored German shepherd was floating in the middle of the Susquehanna River, with a rope tied around the large dog's neck on one end and to a cinder block on the other.

It appears somebody threw the dog over the bridge into the river and it drowned, Flook said.

Lycoming County SPCA Humane Officer Larry Woltz arrived at the scene Thursday morning after receiving a phone call that an animal was seen floating in the water near the Joseph B. Grieco Bridge.

Woltz is also disgusted with what he saw.

"This kind of behavior is totally uncalled for. There's no reason under God's green earth for anybody to throw a dog over the bridge and drown it. More...

Major Injuries In Route 120 Crash Thursday Afternoon


Two women and a 2 year old boy were hospitalized with major injuries after their vehicles crashed Thursday afternoon at 4:15 pm on Route 120, 1/4 mile west of Beechwood Road.

Dr. Saira Bano, 37, of Emporium, PA, was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry east on snow covered Route 120 when she lost control of the vehicle while rounding a right curve in the roadway. Her vehicle spun 180 degrees clockwise and into the path of a westbound 2005 Honda Element, driven by Bonnie L. Halquist, 33, of St. Marys, PA.

The two vehicles collided in the westbound lane, Bano's rear end into Halquist's front end. After impact, both vehicles crossed into the eastbound lane and came to rest.

Bano and Halquist both sustained major injuries, as did the 2 year old boy in Bano's vehicle. All occupants were wearing seat belts or restrained in a child seat.

Dr. Saira Bano is a physician at the Emporium Health Center operated by Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

Emporium Fire Dept., Emporium and St. Marys Ambulance, and St. Marys & Emporium Fire Police assisted troopers at the scene. Traffic was backed up for a long time while fire rescue personnel extricated the victims and prepared them for transport to Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys. The vehicles were towed from the scene.

Cool Jazz Friday Night At Olga Cafe', Bistro, Gallery



Sex Talk For Seniors, Middle Age Americans

Tapestry Family Planning and Health Services is stepping up efforts to increase safer sex statistics across age groups. Recent news has shown that not just young people need sexual health services.

Study, events remind sexually active of condom use

Centre Daily Times

A major sexual health study in 2010 showed that teenagers and young adults practice safer sex at higher rates than their middle-aged and senior counterparts, specifically in terms of condom use. The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, the first of its kind in 16 years, revealed that 18- to 24-year-olds are about twice as likely to use a condom in recent sexual encounters as people ages 35 to 44 and three times as likely as people ages 45 to 60. (The study covered those 14 to 60 years and older.)

There has been speculation that middle-aged and senior Americans are facing increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections. More...

"IF YOU EAT YOU'RE ELIGIBLE!"

"IF YOU EAT YOU'RE ELIGIBLE!"

To Save 50% on Groceries

Through the Angel-Food Ministry

Every Month many "boxes" of Groceries are offered ..

· "Bit-O-Blessing" Box

· The "Signature" Box

· The "Bountiful Blessing" Box

· Ready to Heat and Eat Convenience Meals

· After School Boxes

· Allergen Free Box

· AND MORE!

There are no application forms!

The food is High Quality (Restaurant grade)!

There are no dented cans and no surplus!

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Menus and Online ordering can be found at www.AngelFoodMinistries.com

Order can be placed online or dropped off (prepaid) in the mail-slot or mailed to..

Coudersport Free Methodist Church, 507 S. Main St. Coudersport, Pa. 16915

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ORDER DEADLINE FOR JAN. IS TUES. 18TH BY NOON

(The Church office will be open on the 18th 8am. - Noon)

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ORDER PICKUP IS SATURDAY JAN. 22, 9-10AM. AT THE SPOT.

3 Miles East of Coudersport on Route 6

(For info call 814-274-7350)

Coudersport Resident Took First In Bradford First Night Talent Contest

Coudersport was well represented in Bradford's First Night program to welcome in the new year. Sabrina Hershey of Coudersport won the First Night Talent Contest and Miranda Stickler of Coudersport came in third according to Anne Holliday of WESB/WBRR who shared this photo and video with us.



You tube video Courtesy Anne Holliday, WESB/WBRR News Director

Firefighters Make Good Stop In Andover Fire

Perkins said the cause of the fire, which destroyed the apartment of Jeremy Swick, is under investigation. The fire started in the corner of the first floor and the cellar of the three-apartment complex, Allegany County fire investigators are looking into the cause. According to Perkins, the Andover fire department used its new thermal imaging camera to find out where the fire started. More...

Hughesville To Sell Wastewater From Sewage Plant

Township to sell sewage wastewater for fracking

January 7, 2011 - By DAVID THOMPSON dthompson@sungazette.com
SunGazette
HUGHESVILLE - On Dec. 16, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission did something it has never done before.

It approved an application to sell treated municipal wastewater for drilling operations by the natural gas industry.

The commission's approval was given to the Hughesville Wolf Authority, which operates a sewage treatment facility that serves the Borough of Hughesville, Wolf Township and part of Muncy Creek Township.

The approval allows the authority to sell to gas drilling companies up to 249,000 gallons of treated municipal wastewater per day, according to authority engineer Charles W. Amer III, of Montoursville-based engineering firm McTish, Kunkel and Associates. More...

Bizarre Circumstances In Elmira Amber Alert Case

Police: Elmira boy was 'insurance'

Jacob Ryan Rubin Davila.

Star Gazette

The Elmira mother charged after the city's first use of the Amber Alert system used her 3-year-old son as "insurance" when she loaned an acquaintance her car, a prosecutor said Thursday. Stephanie A. Davila, 33, of South Walnut Street, was also accused of lying to police as they were looking for her son, Jacob Ryan Rubin Davila. More

Port Man Pleads to Drug Charge

Port Man Pleads to Drug Charge
WESB NEWS

A Port Allegany man, who had been arrested in last July's drug bust in McKean County, has pleaded guilty to drug charges. 51 year-old Scott Kinney was charged with possession of morphine with the intent to deliver.

Kinney will be sentenced on March 3.

Eldred Arsonist Pleads To Two Fires

McClain Pleads to Two Fire Hall Blazes
WESB NEWS

Scott McClain of Eldred, who is accused of three arson fire in the Eldred area in 2009, pleaded guilty to two of those cases Thursday in McKean County Court.

39 year-old McClain was charged with two arson fires, one at the at the Eldred Township fire hall which caused $300,000 dollars damage and another at the Eldred Borough fire hall which caused $34,000 dollars damage. He'll be sentenced on those two fires on February 10.

McClain is also accused of a third arson fire in July of 2009 at a camp in Eldred Township.

Coudersport Ambulance To Empereon Marketing on Bank Street

At 2:45 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance, Medic 6, dispatched to Empereon on Bank Street for a medical call.

Elliott Named Sports Information Director At Pitt-Bradford


PITT-BRADFORD NAMES NEW SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has named Scott Elliott as its new sports information director.

Elliott comes to Pitt-Bradford from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, where he served as the primary media contact for the men’s and women’s volleyball, track and field, ice hockey and softball teams. He helped implement a new athletics website in the fall of 2009.

Elliott also worked for Fox Sports Midwest in St. Louis, participating in Cardinals Live online chats.

At Pitt-Bradford, Elliott will serve as the media contact for all 14 Panther athletic teams as well as manage the athletics portion of the Pitt-Bradford website.

“We are very excited to have Scott join our staff,” said Lori Mazza, director of athletics. “We are hoping to implement additions to our website that will make it more interactive for the user and start webcasting all indoor events. Scott will play a big role in those initiatives.”

Elliott holds a master’s degree in sports management from Lindenwood, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. While a student at Lindenwood, he was sports director for the campus radio station, where he was the voice of both the football and basketball teams.

Elliott lives in Bradford. He can be reached at dse3@pitt.edu or (814)362-7564.

Injuries In Westfield Township Crash This Morning

Two ambulances transported victims of a motor vehicle accident that occurred this morning at 7:19 am near 1675 Rt. 249 in Westfield Township. The victims were transported to Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro according to the Potter-Tioga County 911 call log.

Oswayo Valley Seeks ‘Safe Routes To School’ Grant

Oswayo Valley Seeks ‘Safe Routes To School’ Grant

saferoutesschoolOswayo Valley School District still hopes to qualify for federal funds to support walking and bicycling to school, after coming so close two years ago. The district’s application for support through the Federal Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) Program is back before a screening panel from among all requests in McKean, Cameron, Clearfield, Potter, Jefferson and Elk counties.

Six other projects are competing with Oswayo Valley’s application, seeking total funding of $3.8 million. Some $1.7 million is available in the region, according to Tom Buck, transportation planning coordinator for Northcentral Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission. Oswayo Valley seeks $467,000 to develop safe routes for students who walk or ride bicycles to school.

The federal government began SRTS in response to a study showing that just 15 percent of students walk or ride bikes to school, compared to 50 percent in 1970. This has had an adverse effect on traffic congestion and air quality, as well as pedestrian and bicycle safety. In addition, a growing body of evidence has shown that children who lead sedentary lifestyles are at risk for a variety of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Safety issues are a big concern for parents, who consistently cite traffic danger as a reason why their children do not bicycle or walk to school. SRTS empowers communities to make walking and bicycling to school a routine activity by creating safer routes and street crossings and establishing other programs with safety and convenience as their cornerstones.


Free Help Available For Those Trying To Kick Tobacco Habit

Free Help Available For Those Trying To Kick Tobacco Habit

quitsmokesClinical Outcomes Group Inc. is administering a program in Potter County to reduce adult and youth tobacco use, prevent youth initiation of tobacco, protect non-smokers from exposure to tobacco smoke, and reduce tobacco-related health disparities. Any individual interested in receiving free cessation services should call 1-800-264-1290 for details. Additionally, any business interested in offering tobacco cessation services to employees can receive free on-site seminars. No-cost nicotine replacement therapy is available to participants in the form of patches, gum and lozenges.

COGI has been providing services in Pennsylvania for more than ten years. A non-profit organization, COGI serves those affected by alcohol, tobacco and abusive situations. In addition to holding workshops, the organization refers individuals to support groups and otherwise helps them through the process of quitting. For more information on COGI, visit the website, www.coginc.org.

Fire Police Training Sessions Feb. 12-13

Fire Police Training Sessions Feb. 12-13 In Cross Fork

firepoliceTraining for fire police has been scheduled for Feb. 12-13 at the Kettle Creek Hose Company firehall in Cross Fork, from 8 am to 5 pm both days. Those attending will learn about the role and legal authority of fire police, qualifications, duties, organization and other aspects. Lunch will be provided. Ryane Rumsey will be the instructor. Those planning to attend should register no later than Feb. 4 by contacting Fire Chief Barry Fritzinger at 570-923-0462, 570-923-6029 or bfritzin@yahoo.com

Dog License Options For 2011 In Potter County

Several Options For Buying 2011 Dog Licenses

January 7th, 2011

doglicenseDog owners in Potter County have the option of buying their 2011 dog licenses over the counter at the County Treasurer’s office, through the mail, or directly through the internet. The office is located in the F.W. Gunzburger County Office Building, 1 North Main Street, in Coudersport (use Main Street entrance; first office on right). Applications can be downloaded from the county’s website and mailed to the office. A link to the site for online purchases of dog licenses is also available at the county website here (under Departments click “Treasurer’s Office”).

For online license sales via credit card, there is a $2.00 fee. The treasurer’s office will receive automatic notification of online orders and will mail the tags to owners generally within one to two working days. One benefit of the online purchasing is the fact that police agencies and dog law enforcement officers have access to the online database to facilitate return of lost dogs through license numbers. Owners of lost pets can upload a picture and information.

An annual license for all dogs three months or older is required by state law as of Jan. 1. Discounts of $2.00 per license are available for older adults and people with disabilities. Lifetime licenses must be purchased in person at the Treasurer’s Office.


Fresh Herbs Recalled Due To Salmonella--Some Sold In Area Stores

Boncheff Greenhouses, Inc. Recalls For Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., Budwey Markets, Wades Market, Cuba Giant Food Market, And Hegedorn's Cilantro, Curly Parsley, And Italian Parsley Because Of A Possible Health Risk.
Thu, 06 Jan 2011 17:09:00 -0600

Boncheff Greenhouses, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario is issuing a voluntary recall on Cilantro, Curly Parsley, and Italian Parsley, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Wegmans Food Markets (sold in two stores in Erie, PA and in New York state stores except Corning, Elmira, Ithaca, and Johnson City) - Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Cilantro (UPC: 6-25647-80104), Curly Parsley (UPC: 6-25647-80110), and Italian Parsley (UPC: 6-25647-80125) sold in 0.25 ounce poly sleeves. Product may be returned to the service desk for a refund. For more information, call Wegmans Consumer Affairs at 1-800-934-6267, ext. 4760, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm or visit www.wegmans.com9.

Boncheff Brand (Italian Parsley Lot code 1002387 sold in the following five stores: Budwey Kenmore 416 Kenmore Avenue Buffalo, NY 14223, 716-362-2350; Budwey Division Street North Tonawanda, NY 14150, 716-693-2802; Wades Market 6179 Rt.96 Farmington, NY 14564, 585-924-3667; Cuba Giant Food Market 44 Park Avenue Wellsville, NY 14895, 585-968-2360; and Hegedorn’s, Inc. 964 Ridge Rd. Webster, NY 14580, 585-671-4450 Product may be returned directly to the store for refund

DEP’s Newly Designated Critical Water-Planning Areas to Better Protect Resources Threatened by Water-Use Demands

Agency Designates Three Water-Planning Areas in the Ohio, Potomac River Basins

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection today designated three critical water-planning areas, providing local residents and organizations the opportunity to take a proactive approach to deciding how to use and protect these valuable resources, Secretary John Hanger said.

The three newly designated planning areas include Laurel Hill Creek and Back Creek in the Ohio Basin, and the combined Marsh Creek and Rock Creek watersheds in the Potomac Basin.

“We’re placing this designation on these watersheds because the existing or future demand on them exceeds or threatens to exceed their supply,” Hanger said. “This action paves the way to develop locally driven plans that will protect the water resource, and also protect the public, aquatic life and the environment.”

DEP will work with local critical area advisory committees and the regional water resources committees to develop a voluntary critical-area resource plan for each watershed. Each plan is intended to address the key problems identified in the watershed and will suggest voluntary measures and actions that prioritize resources to ensure an adequate supply of water in the future.

The Statewide Water Resources Committee and the Potomac and Ohio regional water resources committees recommended designating these planning areas pursuant to Act 220 of 2002, the Water Resources Planning Act. The law established a Statewide Water Resources Committee and six regional committees that guided DEP in developing the first updated state water plan in 26 years, which DEP completed in 2009.

In addition, four watersheds—Little Lehigh Creek and Brodhead Creek in the Delaware Basin, and Sugar Creek and Spring Creek in the Upper/Middle Susquehanna Basin—have been identified as needing continued review and further evaluation over the next year. Based on the outcome of the evaluation, the statewide committee will determine whether to recommend designating these additional watersheds as critical water-planning areas.

For more information, visit www.pawaterplan.dep.state.pa.us.

Chief Oil and Gas Subsidiary Pays $34,000 Fine, Surrenders Permit after Discharging Industrial Waste Illegally in Lycoming County

More than 25,000 Gallons Discharged to Big Run Watershed

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it has imposed a $34,000 fine on Chief Gathering LLC, of Dallas, Texas—a subsidiary of Chief Oil and Gas—for illegally discharging hydrostatic testing water at a pipeline project in Penn Township, Lycoming County, in August 2010.

Chief Gathering builds and operates natural gas pipelines. Hydrostatic tests involve placing water in a natural gas pipeline at the required pressure to ensure there are no leaks before it is placed into service.

In conjunction with the enforcement action, Chief agreed to voluntary surrender its discharge permit, and did so early in December.

“Chief clearly did not comply with the requirements of the DEP discharge permit that was issued to the company in February 2009,” said DEP North-central Regional Director Nels Taber.

DEP’s Water Management Program conducted an investigation on Aug. 12, after Chief notified the department that a hydrostatic water discharge had occurred the previous day—contrary to an earlier notification in which Chief indicated that no discharge would occur.

DEP inspectors determined that 21,000 gallons of hydrostatic testing water remained in storage on-site, but that an additional 25,200 gallons had already been discharged to the Big Run watershed. None of the discharged water reached any nearby surface streams.

The investigation revealed numerous other violations, including:

• Failure to minimize the flow rate from the discharge point and allowing the formation of a 150-foot erosion channel;

• Failure to submit accurate, detailed Notice of Intent project information;

• Discharging hydrostatic test water with a total chlorine residual greater than 0.05 parts per million;

• Allowing an unknown industrial waste to co-mingle in five storage tanks with the hydrostatic test water, which was subsequently discharged; and

• A failure to monitor the discharge for the specified effluent parameters at the minimum frequency required.

The department issued a notice of violation to Chief, and the company provided a detailed explanation regarding the event as well as corrective actions taken to prevent a recurrence.

The fine was paid to the Clean Water Fund, which helps to finance cleanups across the state.

For more information, call 570-327-3659 or visit www.depweb.state.pa.us.

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 44 North

At 11:54 am on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Route 44 north for a medical call.

Residents of Galeton, Pennsylvania have invited leading environmental law firm to hear residents' concerns

Weitz & Luxenberg Addresses Natural Gas Drilling Concerns at Information Meeting January 20

Residents of Galeton, Pennsylvania have invited leading environmental law firm to hear residents' concerns

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York based law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. (www.weitzlux.com), has been invited by a number of Galeton, Pennsylvania residents to address the adverse effects of unconventional natural gas drilling in their community.

The firm will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at the Galeton Area School located at 25 Bridge Street in Galeton, Pennsylvania to listen to the concerns of the community, share information and discuss legal options.

Weitz & Luxenberg continues to be concerned by the reports it receives from residents in many states, including Pennsylvania, about air and water pollution, property damage, and the industrialization of their communities.

Julia LeMense, an environmental attorney with Weitz & Luxenberg who will be in attendance at the meeting said, "Our clients and other residents in Potter and Tioga Counties are troubled by what they are experiencing; they are justifiably concerned about the safety of their air, water and the overall health of their community." While the meeting will have an informational component, it is intended to create a public and open forum for residents to voice their concerns.

Weitz & Luxenberg represents clients in a number of communities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia who have methane in their drinking water wells at unsafe levels. The firm has conducted preliminary investigations at several locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia to identify the impacts of unconventional natural gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing and gas storage on air and water.

About Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.

Weitz & Luxenberg, founded in 1986, is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation law firms in America and has played leading roles in national and local litigations involving mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, The firm represents hundreds of Gulf coast residents affected by the BP oil spill and has a leadership role on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the BP litigation.

A forerunner in the legal fight against polluters, Weitz & Luxenberg, which often works with noted environmental advocate Erin Brockovich, has represented clients harmed by groundwater pollution in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, Fennville, Michigan and Paw Paw, Michigan, harmed by industrial de-greasers PCE/TCE in groundwater and indoor air, harmed by the gasoline additive MTBE in water supply wells, affected by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and injured by PERC/PCE in coal float-sink test operations.

The firm also represents thousands of Americans with regard to injuries caused by defective medicines and medical devices such as DePuy ASR replacement hips, Fosamax, shoulder pain pumps, Yaz birth control, Zimmer Durom Hip implants, transvaginal mesh (TVT mesh) and Hydroxycut products. The firm maintains active general negligence and medical malpractice divisions.

Jobless Rate Falls To 9.4%; Hiring Up

Jobless Rate Falls To 9.4%; Hiring Up


The nation's unemployment rate has fallen to 9.4 percent, the lowest level since
May 2009.

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Residents of Roulette Township that are on the public sewer system

Residents of Roulette Township that are on the public sewer system

The Roulette Township Supervisors would like to notify all those residents that are interested in taking advantage of the pre-paid sewer discount, that in order to receive the 5% discount on your sewer bill for 2011, the entire year’s service must be pre-paid in full no later than 01/31/2011 to receive the discount.

Those that pay $38.00/month must pay $433.20

Those that pay $41.00/month must pay $467.40

If you have any questions, you may call the township office during normal business hours.

Police Search For 3 Men In Home Invasion

Home Invasion In Yorkshire, NY

Scanner reports from Yorkshire, NY, reveal that a man was injured Thursday night when 3 males invaded his home and hit him in the head with a sawed off shotgun.

Reports said they made off with cash and were reported to be driving a tan Chevrolet Mailbu headed north. Police said the man operated a business from his home.

Potter-Tioga Call Log for 1-6-11

2011 - 4481/6/20118:55 PMFIRE / CHIMNEY 1946 CALIFORNIA RD BROOKFIELD TWP
2011 - 4261/6/20113:48 PMHAZMAT 51 E WELLSBORO ST MANSFIELD BORO












2011 - 3971/6/20119:17 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 287 MORRIS TWP
2011 - 3901/6/20116:15 AMMASS TRANSIT ACCIDENT 18355 ROUTE 287 LAWRENCE TWP
2011 - 3891/6/20116:11 AMMASS TRANSIT ACCIDENT 18385 ROUTE 287 LAWRENCE TWP

Ice Chest Damaged In Galeton

Person Damaged Ice Chest At Galeton Store
State Police at Coudersport report an unknown person damaged an ice chest in front of the Acorn Market at 3 West Street in Galeton on December 26 between 11:20 and 11:26 pm and fled the scene.


Any information regarding this incident to PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Travis Pena is the investigator.

MVA on Rt. 219 North of Lantz Corners

MVA on Rt. 219 North of Lantz Corners
At 1:25 am on Friday, Lafayette Fire Rescue and Bradford Ambulance are responding to a report of a MVA with a car in the ditch just north of Westline Road on Rt. 219. Responding chief reports roadways extremely slippery. Chief reports no injuries--Ambulance recalled.

Driver Fled Scene Of Crash In Coudersport

George E. Musto, 26, of Coudersport, PA was reported to be unhurt in a crash at 3:10 am on New Year's day on Mill Street in Coudersport.

Troopers said Musto was driving a 1998 Jeep Cherokee south on Mill Street when he attempted to make a right turn onto Allegany Avenue. Due to traveling at an unsafe speed, he was unable to make the turn and impacted a culvert off the roadway.

Musto fled the scene and was unable to be located until 1/3/11. He's facing charges in District Court.

Troopers Need Your Help To Solve Camp Burglaries

State Police at Kane are asking the public's help in solving a rash of camp burglaries on the Wilcox Road south of Clermont in Sergeant Township in the last week or so.

Seven camps have been reported broken into by breaking doors to gain access. Items taken include tools, knives, ammo, DVD's, CD's, and jewelry. The items stolen are valued in thousands of dollars.

State Police in Emporium and Ridgway are investigating similar burglaries in their counties as well. You can help by reporting any suspicious activity at area camps to your local PSP Station, along with descriptions of vehicles involved. PSP can be reached at Kane-814-778-5555; Emporium-814-486-3321; Coudersport-814-274-8690; or Ridgway-814-776-6136.

The camps burglarized in the latest events are owned by:
Andrew Guntrum, Cheswick, PA
Russ Risinger, Indiana, PA
Scott Knarr, Emporium, PA
Brant Linza, New Kensington, PA
Tom Alerich, Cheswick, PA
Barbara Cleer, Kane, PA
Paul Rebovich, Homer City, PA

In Potter County, burglar(s) broke into a cabin (trailer) and shed located at 830 Railroad Avenue in Roulette Township between 12/31 and 1/2 owned by Dan Vandrew, Altoona, PA. It was unknown what was taken there.

Free Workshop To Cut Energy Bills

FREE Workshops Scheduled For Energy-Saving Tips

Steps that can be taken to reduce electric bills will be shared during a workshop being held at three locations.

Participants will learn how to reduce energy consumption for heating and air conditioning, how to effectively use insulation, and other techniques. Those who have learned the techniques in previous workshops have seen their utility bills reduced by as much as 25 percent.

Sessions are scheduled at the Potter County Education Council offices from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm as follows: Thursday, Jan. 20, Coudersport; Thursday, Feb. 24, Galeton; and Thursday, March 24, Port Allegany. To register, visit pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Millard "Dude" Williams Jr., 85, of Sizerville Road, Emporium, PA

Millard "Dude" Williams Jr., 85, of Sizerville Road, Emporium, passed away on Wednesday ( Jan.5,2011) at Elk Regional Health Center, St.Marys, after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Williams was born Oct. 12th 1925, to Millard and Sylvia Williams. He married Grace Frederick on July 15, 1950, in Ridgway.

After serving in the U.S. Army, he worked at Sylvania as a truck driver until his retirement in 1985.


He is survived by his wife, five children, Diane Williams of Emporium, Carol (Gene) Lentz of Austin, David "Dude" Williams of Emporium, Sylvia "Jeanie"Barber of Galeton and Brenda Williams of Emporium; three grandchildren, Tammy (Lentz) Clancyand Michael Lentz of Austin and Bill Foley; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Williams.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris Cook.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday ( Jan. 8,2011) at the Gardeau Community Church, followed by a luncheon at 2 p.m. at the Emporium VFW