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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched To Sweden Hill Road

At 10:12 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance was dispatched to a medical call on Sweden Hill Road.

Pole Fire At Coudersport Alliance Church in Rubbertown

Pole Fire
At 10:09 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a pole fire at the Coudersport Alliance Church.

Shot Fired Into Ceiling Of Apartment Building

A Mills, PA man remains in Potter County Jail today in lieu of $100,000. cash bail after firing a gun into the ceiling of an apartment building occupied by 5 children and 2 adults in an incident in the Village of Mills, Potter County on Wednesday between 3:45 pm and 4:35 pm.

John W. Huggler, 36, of Mills, PA, stands charged by State Police with:


*F3 Discharge Of A Firearm Into Occupied Structure 03/02/2011
*M1 Endangering Welfare of Children - Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense
*M1 Endangering Welfare of Children - Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense
*M1 Endangering Welfare of Children - Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense
*M2 Recklessly Endangering Another Person
*M2 Recklessly Endangering Another Person
*M2 Recklessly Endangering Another Person
*S Harassment - Subject Other to Physical Contact
*S Criminal Mischief - Damage Property S Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting
*S Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off
*S Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct
*S Crim Misch/Dmg Prop Intent, Reckless, Or Neglig

Tfc. David A. Burd, of PSP Coudersport, in a news release today, said that Huggler was heavily intoxicated and became involved in a physical altercation with a known 33 year old female on Route 49 within the village of Mills. Huggler interfered with the normal movement of traffic traveling on the roadway. He returned to the house with the female and retrieved a rifle from the gun cabinet and discharged one round into the ceiling of the apartment.


Huggler also damaged property of the Verizon Telephone Company located on the apartment building.


The apartment building, located at the intersection of Route 49 and Marsh Creek Road in Harrison Township, is owned by Barry L. Wentzell of Mills.

Huggler was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Delores G. Bristol, of Galeton, who set bail at $100,000. straight cash. Huggler was unable to post the bail and was committed to the Potter County Jail. He faces a preliminary hearing before Judge Bristol set for 9:00 am on March 10, 2011.

Anonymous Reports Coudy Girls Won Championship 47 to 45

Anonymous said...

Coudersport won 47-45.

Hannah Fink made a short shot on a put back with less than 2 seconds left to give the Falcons the district championship. Sorry I missed the Express! Chalk up another one for the Falcons and the D Word!

Jews For Jesus To Present "Christ In The Passover" At Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle Church On Sunday March 13th

Cawley: "No Severance Tax", NY Times Article Simply Not True

Lieutenant governor: ‘No’ still means ‘no’


By DAVID THOMPSON - dthompson@sungazette.com

"No."

That is Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley's response to a question as to whether there is even a remote chance Gov. Tom Corbett will approve a severance tax on the natural gas industry. More....

Regarding a recent New York Times article that was critical of the way the state handles issues with the natural gas industry, particularly the way it handles, treats and discharges industry wastewater, Cawley invoked Rendell's top environmental watchdog, former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger.

"When you've got Ed Rendell's secretary of the DEP saying the New York Times is making it up, you ought to sit up and take notice," Cawley said. "He's saying what's being reported simply is not true."

Cawley said Corbett has no immediate plans to begin leasing more state land for gas exploration. More...

Coudersport Ambulance To American Legion

At 6:20 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the American Legion on Buffalo Street in Coudersport for a medical call.

Alvin E. Aikens, 71, of 359 South Mountain Road, Emporium, PA

Alvin E. Aikens, 71, of 359 South Mountain Road, Emporium, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011 at his residence.

He was born on January 10, 1940 in Clymer, a son of the late Albert F. and Margaret T. Janosko Aikens.

On June 3, 1961 he married Barbara M. Emery in Emporium.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a Jack of all Trades who could fix just about anything, he was also an avid hunter and fisherman and he loved to go “salvaging”.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Barbara M. Aikens, Emporium, three sons, Alvin “Rocky” (Christie) Aikens, Emporium, Timothy (Lisa) Aikens, Southport, NC, Jonathan Aikens, Emporium, four daughters, Bambi (John) Teates, Lisa (Ron) Main, Valerie Gaberseck, all of Emporium, Theresa (Ben) Hauber, Raleigh, NC, two brothers, Edward (Audrey) Aikens, Sr., Clymer, Richard, (Eileen) Aikens, Emporium, one sister, Dorothy Jane Reed, Emporium, twenty one grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother, Albert Aikens, one grandson, Daniel Best Aikens, one son-in-law, Paul Gaberseck and one nephew, Edward Aikens, Jr.

The family will receive friends at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Emporium on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at which time a Memorial Service will be held with the Rev. James Eastman, officiating.

Private committal services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Community Nurses, Inc. Hospice Program, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or the Hahne Regional Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

Try-Outs Sunday March 6th For Galeton Baseball/Softball

GALETON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
MARCH 6 2011 TRY-OUTS WILL BE HELD AT THE GALETON GYM STARTING AT 1PM

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT. ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT 814-598-9278. IF NO ANSWER PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE ALONG WITH YOUR CALL BACK NUMBER.

Announcement From The American Legion

Russian ballerina to teach advanced dance workshop at Pitt-Bradford

RUSSIAN BALLERINA TO TEACH ADVANCED DANCE WORKSHOP AT PITT-BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. — Renowned Russian National Ballet Theatre ballerina Elena Khorosheva will lead an advanced dance workshop Tuesday, March 15, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Khorosheva, who has played major roles in the Russian National Ballet Theatre and Moscow Festival Ballet, will teach the free workshop from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the dance studio of the Sport and Fitness Center.

The class is limited to 20 students, and registration is required.

“Students should be advanced and have at least four years’ dance training,” said Randy Mayes, director of arts programming at Pitt-Bradford. “Ballet training is good, but not required. The important thing is to not fill the class with beginners, but with experienced students where an intense workshop taught by a professional Russian dancer will be useful in their future development.”

Participants should wear standard studio attire and ballet slippers or jazz shoes.

Just in time for the free workshop, new ballet bars will be installed in the dance studio.

“These bars are being installed because of our commitment to booking a steady number of dance companies over the years,” Mayes said. “This is a direct result of the success of the Russian National Ballet, but they will benefit anyone needing to use them for stretching exercises, and I believe they will prove to be very popular and beneficial to all users of the dance studio.”

The Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in the Bromeley Family Theater of Blaisdell Hall. Tickets are $32 or $28 for the public, $28 and $24 for Pitt-Bradford faculty and staff, and $14 or $12 for students. The performance is part of the university’s Prism series.

For disability related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814) 362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

For more information, or to reserve a place in the class, call the Bromeley Family Theater box office at (814) 362-5113 or Patty Colosimo, assistant director of arts programming, at (814) 362-5155.

PA Wilds offers grants to help businesses with new signage

PA Wilds offers grants to help businesses with new signage

A popular mini-grant program that helps businesses in the Pennsylvania Wilds region pay for new business signage has re-opened and is accepting applications through April 15.

The PA Wilds Business Signage Grants are designed to encourage businesses in the Pennsylvania Wilds to improve their prospects – and the look and feel of their communities – by utilizing the Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide in the creation and construction of new signage.

The Design Guide is a voluntary planning document that highlights how communities in the region can protect or enhance their rural character as they grow – whether that growth is due to tourism, drilling or other industries. It promotes such things as using natural materials or themes the region is known for – wood, stone, water, wildlife – in construction, design or landscaping.

“The region’s rural and historic character and strong sense of place is part of what makes the Pennsylvania Wilds attractive to visitors and residents, so it is important for us to be good stewards of these characteristics as we grow,” said PA Wilds Planning Team Chair Matt Quesenberry, of Elk County. “Part of our job as the Planning Team is to give our communities tools to accomplish this. That’s what we’re trying to do with the Design Guide and our related grant programs.”

The Design Guide and Business Signage Grants are part of a larger Design Assistance Program that this year also includes design grants and community signage grants. The Planning Team hopes to roll out those two grant programs in coming months. Watch the E-Update for details!

Last year’s Design Assistance Program led to the creation of 27 new business signs and community welcome signs around the region. It leveraged nearly $30,000 in private investment, and helped businesses improve their bottom lines.

“The Design Assistance Program not only helps our businesses and communities be more viable, it also helps us brand the region, raise awareness about the Pennsylvania Wilds Initiative, and gives us an opportunity to talk with our communities about why good design and planning are critical to our region’s long-term economic success,” Quesenberry said. “It works on a lot of levels.”

The Business Signage Grants are made possible by funding from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Growing Greener Program and program management support by Lumber Heritage Region. Up to $1,500 is available for each Business Signage Grant; a dollar-for-dollar match is required. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2011. The process is competitive.

Guidelines and applications are available under “Hot Topics” on the homepage of the PA Wilds Resource Center at www.PAwildsResources.org. A free copy of the Design Guide can also be downloaded or ordered from the site; just go to the “About PA Wilds” tab. Good luck!

Calling all artisans and arts-related businesses

The PA Wilds Artisan Workgroup is now accepting applications for its spring jury session for artisans or arts-related businesses that would like to join the PA Wilds Artisan Trail. The spring application deadline is April 15.

Artisans accepted through the jury process will become part of a network of dozens of galleries and artisans from across the region. The overall goal of the network is to improve the visibility and profitability of those involved. Benefits include business development workshops; use of the “Made the in the Pennsylvania Wilds” branding on products; a presence on the www.PAwildsArtisans.com website; online and print marketing efforts and more. For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to www.pawildsresources.org and click on “Artisans.”

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Honeoye Road

At 2:57 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Honeoye Road for a medical call.

2 Vehicle Accident With Injuries On County Road 19

2 Vehicle Accident
At 2:08 pm on Saturday, Whitesville Fire & Independence Rescue have been dispatched to 261 County Road 19 for a 2 vehicle accident with injuries.


Wellsville ALS dispatched to this accident.
Genesee Ambulance requested.

GAME COMMISSION PRESENTS 28TH WCO CLASS WITH COMMISSIONS

GAME COMMISSION PRESENTS 28TH WCO CLASS WITH COMMISSIONS

HARRISBURG - Following 50 weeks of intensive training, the 28th Class of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation today graduated and was commissioned as Wildlife Conservation Officers (WCO) during ceremonies at Susquehanna Township Middle School. Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Todd A. Hoover delivered the keynote address and administered the oath of office.

The 21 new officers reported to the RLSC training facility at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters on March 21, 2010. Included in their 50 weeks of classroom instruction and field training were wildlife management; law enforcement; wildlife laws and regulations; land management practices; conservation education; public relations; firearms training; and unarmed self-defense.

Game Commission WCOs are responsible for administering a wide variety of agency programs within an assigned district of about 350 square miles. Primary duties include law enforcement, responding to wildlife conflicts, conservation education, and administration of the Hunter-Trapper Education program. Officers also are responsible for supervising and training part-time Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officers.

“This WCO Class will fill 21 of the 35 vacant WCO districts, but we still will have 14 districts vacant with the potential for another 18 districts being vacated, due to retirements and promotional opportunities, by the end of this fiscal year,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “By June of 2011, we anticipate a return to more than 30 WCO vacancies statewide. So, we plan to have another WCO class enrolled in March of 2012.”

During the ceremonies, graduates were recognized for achievements in the areas of academics, marksmanship, physical fitness and leadership.

WCO Graduate Kyle Jury received the class award for academics, with a score of 97.1 percent. The class’ average score was 90.9 percent.

WCO Graduate Kevin Anderson was honored with the marksmanship award, scoring 460 out of a possible 550 points.

WCO Graduate Anderson also was selected as the fitness award winner for maintaining the highest standard of physical fitness during the 50-week training program.

And, WCO Graduate Eric Erdman was chosen by his classmates to receive the “Torch Award for Leadership.”

Members of the 28th Class, their hometowns and their new assignments are:

Steven Ace, Knox, Clarion County, to Clarion County;

Kevin Anderson, New Bloomfield, Perry County, to Adams County;

Christopher Bergman, Monongahela, Washington County, to Fayette County;

Ronda Bimber, Lucinda, Clarion County, to a district that is comprised of parts of Venango and Mercer counties;

Brandon Bonin, Patton, Cambria County, to Fayette County;

Daniel Bookser, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, to Westmoreland County;

Matthew Chipego, Noxen, Wyoming County, to Susquehanna County;

Jeremy Coughenour, Berlin, Somerset County, to Bedford County;

Eric Erdman, Milton, Northumberland County, to Clearfield County;

Gregory Graham, Lititz, Lancaster County, to York County;

Kevin Halbfoerster, Bath, Northampton County, to Lehigh County;

Kyle Jury, Halifax, Dauphin County, to York County;

Jason Kelley, Rome, Bradford County, to Northumberland County;

A. Wade Kramer, Lancaster, Lancaster County, to Somerset County;

Matthew Lucas, Ebensburg, Cambria County, to Westmoreland County;

Richard Macklem II, McElhattan, Clinton County, to Bucks County;

Daniel Murray, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, to Centre County;

Shawn Musser, New Cumberland, York County, to York County;

Jacob Olexsak, Butler, Butler County, to Crawford County;

Brian Singer, Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County, to Westmoreland County; and

Philip White, Bear Creek, Luzerne County, to Monroe County.

In 1930, Ross Leffler, then president of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners, proposed the establishment of a training school for game protectors. When the training school opened its doors in 1932, in Brockway, Jefferson County, it was the first such conservation officer training school in the world and served as a model for other states. From 1932 until 1935, the Ross Leffler School of Conservation offered in-service training for game protectors. The Commission voted to make the school a permanent facility and enrolled its first class of trainees in 1936, and continued training new classes at this facility until 1986. In 1987, the training school was moved to the Harrisburg headquarters, which just opened the doors to its current facility in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County.

Karaoke Contest Starts Tonight At Mosch's Tavern

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Coudersport Ambulance To Isabel Street

At 11:28 am on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Isabel Street in the Boro for a medical call.

Natural Gas Leak Eulalia TWP

At 10:26 AM Sat the Coudersport Fire Dept was dispatched to 1111 South Main St in Eulalia TWP for a natural Gas Leak.

COMMAND TERMINATED AT 12:25 PM.

District Governor Visits Local Lions Club

DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISITATION NIGHT

Lions Club District Governor Boise {Bo} Miller (center ) inducts Matt Benson as his brother and sponsor Mark Benson left looks on. Matt had been one of the original charter members of the Coudersport Lions club and said it was good to be back.

Coudersport Librarian and potential member Keturah Cappadonia looks over written program ( center front).

The Governor praised the club for all the community involvement and contributions they made, the number of children they were able to send to various camps and their recycling program. Coudersport is one of the smallest clubs in his district and he was very impressed with all they had done with so few members.

Lions Club International is the largest community service organization in the world with over 1.3 million people in 46,000 clubs in 206 countries.

Coudersport Lions Club welcomes anyone who would like to know how good it feels to give back to the community and those in need . CONTACT ANY LION TO JOIN

Office Location Change At Potter County Office Building

Changes Being Made In Gunzburger Annex

GerriMiller.com

During the February 24 meeting, the Potter County Commissioners announced they are moving the Chief Clerk, Fiscal Director and Executive Secretary to the large room on the right off of the Main Street entrance to the Gunzburger building.

The commissioners explained it would give the three women more space, while locating them in the same general area to facilitate their work.

The commissioners also said it will be easier for visitors to find offices as they will have a “first stop” for directions.
More local news....

Invited Media Representatives Sequestered While Corbett & Scarnati Speak At Campaign Rally

Corbett shuts out media; Candidate embarrassed by governor’s staff's actions

By Tony Phyrillas, tphyrillas@pottsmerc.com

EXETER — Gov. Tom Corbett made a whirlwind stop in Berks County Thursday, helping fill the campaign coffers of a local state Senate candidate but leaving behind perplexed politicians to apologize for the governor’s staff.

What Corbett said in support of Republican candidate Larry Medaglia was h eard by just the 100 people attending the fundraiser at the Reading Country Club because the media invited to cover the event were ushered out of the ballroom before Corbett spoke.

Medaglia was visibly embarrassed and apologetic when he learned that reporters and photographers were excluded from the event.

Why Corbett chose to make his remarks behind closed doors remains unknown because the governor was whisked out of the building through a back door while members of the media waited on a landing at the top of the main staircase leading to the second-floor ballroom.

Repub
lican elected officials, including Pennsylvania Senate President Joseph B. Scarnati III, were shocked to learn the media was excluded from the campaign event.

“I think the governor’s staff still has a lot to learn from a public relations standpoi
nt,” Scarnati said, clearing up initial confusion about who ordered the media to leave. “I certainly wouldn’t have an objection to the press being in the room.”

Scarnati, who spoke at the event along with Corbett and Medaglia, stayed behind after the luncheon to answer questions from reporters about what took place during the fundraiser. More...

Friday, March 4, 2011

State Rep's Aide Describes NY Times Marcellus Article As Pure Bunkum, A "Hit Piece and a "Complete Lie"

NY Times Article Pure Bunkum

Marcellus article sparks debate in commissioners meeting

By JIM RUNKLE - jrunkle@lockhaven.com

LOCK HAVEN - The New York Times sparked a tiny controversy at the Clinton County commissioners' meeting Thursday, when members of the audience debated the truth of a story focused on the Marcellus Shale industry.

That debate mirrored one that erupted statewide this week following the publication of a critical piece in the Times, outlining the hazards of radioactivity in the shale waste water and suggesting state officials were being less than proactive in responding to those dangers.

Mitzi Gallagher, a legislative aide for state Rep. Michael Hanna, D-Lock Haven, suggested the article was a "hit piece" and a "complete lie." More...

The Times also said it found never-reported studies by the EPA and a confidential study by the drilling industry all concluding that radioactivity in drilling waste cannot be fully diluted in rivers and other waterways.

Pure bunkum, said Gallagher, who said the state's DEP has done an "outstanding job" of protecting the rights of its citizens. Read entire article....

Residents Howling About Drilling Traffic On Coudersport Pike

Road rage

Residents fired up about heavy truck traffic, speeding, accidents on Route 664

By JIM RUNKLE - jrunkle@lockhaven.com

LOCK HAVEN - A panel of drilling industry, transportation and traffic experts told a gathering of more than 80 area residents Thursday evening there aren't any easy answers when it comes to dealing with heavy truck traffic and speeding on the Coudersport Pike.

The residents, in an almost universal two-hour discussion, disagreed. More...

One Vehicle Accident On Round Top Road

2011 - 55713/4/201110:47 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 1962 ROUND TOP RD CHARLESTON TWP

Wellsboro Fire & EMS are responding to a one vehicle accident on Round Top Road where there are possible 2 injuries, no confinement. Vehicle hit ice on roadway. Roads reported icy. Vehicle blocking roadway.

John R. “Steppy” Stebbins, 63, of 729 Snow Road, Whitesville, NY

John R. “Steppy” Stebbins, 63, of 729 Snow Road, Whitesville, passed away Tuesday (March 1, 2011) at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville.

Born April 29, 1947, in Sabinsville, Pa., he was the son of Joe and Iola (Wilcox) Stebbins and was a graduate of Cowanesque Valley Schools.

He married Colleen Schrader Sept. 6, 1969, in Whitesville. John worked at farming, C&G Wheel Puller, Ingersol Rand and Dresser-Rand of Wellsville and retired after 20 years of service.
John enjoyed golfing, cards, camping, gardening and the pool league. He also loved spending time with his two Siberian huskies, Meka and Meshka.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Anne (David) Pusey of Andover, and Michelle (Mike) Allington of Corning, and one son, Josh (Anita) Stebbins of Whitesville; six grandchildren, Johnathon Allington, Glen Allington and Patrick Allington, all of Corning, and Leo Saunders of Pennsylvania, Andy (Richard) Saunders of Jamestown, and Jolleen Saunders of Whitesville; one great-granddaughter, Ellianna Saunders of Jamestown; three sisters, Janice (Fred) Amann, Joanne Burrows and Judy Stebbins and one brother, Jimmy (Romona) Stebbins, all of Sabinsville, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his parents. Callers will be received Sunday (March 6, 2011) from 1-3 p.m. at Howard’s Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be held at the funeral home Sunday (March 6, 2011) at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Marc Chamberlain officiating.

Interment will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Howard’s Funeral Home, 931 Maple Ave., Whitesville.

Update On Rt.. 417 Crash At Wellsville On Thursday

Two still in hospital after accident
By Kathryn Ross
Daily Reporter
BUFFALO —A 90-year-old man improved to serious condition in Erie County Medical Center as of Thursday, two days after he was involved in a multiple-injury crash on State Route 417 in Wellsville.

Robert L. Howe of Wellsville was listed as being in critical condition Tuesday night. He was flown to ECMC from Wellsville. Howe pulled his vehicle off County Route 18 and into the westbound lane of Route 417, when the vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Debra Harrington, 60, of Scio.

Everett E. Harrington, 62, of Scio, a passenger in the Harrington vehicle, remained in serious condition at ECMC Thursday, hospital officials said. Debra Harrington, who was taken to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville after the accident, has since been released. More...

Teens Suffer Minor Injuries In Crash

Minor Injuries for Two in Accident

WESB NEWS

A couple of Bradford teenagers suffered minor injuries in a one car accident Thursday morning on Route 770 in Bradford Township.

Police say that a car, driven by 19 year-old Jessie Mascho, went off the road and struck a small tree.

Mascho and her passenger were both taken to BRMC for treatment of minor injuries.

Bradford Man Jailed For Sex Assault On Girl

Bfd Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges
WESB NEWS
A Bradford man has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl over a six month period.

Bradford Township Police have charged 49 year-old Donald Kinney with several counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police received a report on Monday of a sexual assault and discovered that there were multiple incidents over a six month period in the township. Kinney is jailed on $250,000 dollars bail.

State Inmates May Be Coming Back To PA

Jefferson County may host inmates returning from out-of-state

By Randy Bartley
Courier Express

BROOKVILLE - You can come home again, even if you don't want to. Monday Jefferson County Jail Warden Tom Elbel said that Pennsylvania inmates that had been shipped to Michigan and Virginia during the Rendell administration may be coming back to the Commonwealth. More...

Take A Ride On the B & O RR From Galeton To Addison, NY in 1947



Galeton & Addison Passenger Train
From: jlebaron1


Take a trip back to 1947 on the Baltimore & Ohio RR. Climb aboard engine 1483 "Atlantic" at Galeton PA and ride through the hills and countryside to Addison NY.

On the way you'll deliver the mail, pick up and drop off passengers in some of the small towns along the way! You'll arrive safely at the station on Front St in Addison. The station still exists as well as the foundation to the water tower!

In 1954 this line would become the Wellsville, Galeton & Addison RR.


Richard Grant writes:
Walt Peasley is my grandfather!! Thank you so much for posting this video. I have a few of still photos of him at work on the B&S/B&O but the motion picture is quite a surprise. He worked for this railroad throughout his life, from 1907 to his retirement in June of 1954. He passed away in 1977 at age 93.

Vicki Artley Sherwood writes:
My Great-Grandfather Todd Evans was the brakeman on the train!

Have some really nice 8x10 black & white photos of him and my grandfather Chuck Evans while they both worked on the "B & O" thanks to my Step-dad Ron Dingle...

Thank you for sharing this Jim.


Gordon G. Newton, 87, formerly of Leonard Ave., Bradford, PA

Gordon G. Newton, 87, formerly of Leonard Ave., Bradford, passed away Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born October 6, 1923, in Allegany, NY, a son of the late George and Mildred (Toennies) Newton.

On December 2, 1950 in St. Bernard Church he married Betty (McAlpine) Newton who passed away January 4, 1998.

He was a 1943 graduate of Allegany High School. He enlisted in the United States Army on January 27, 1943, he served in WW II in Europe he was honorably discharged in 1945.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was employed as a furnace operator at Corning Glass.

Surviving is a daughter, Cynthia (Daniel) Brooks of Dover, DE, two grandsons; Eric (Ann) Brooks of Warrenton VA, and Andrew (Karen) Brooks of Dover DE, four great grandchildren; Ian and Ianna Brooks of Dover, and Madeline and Riley Brooks of Warrenton VA, one brother Marvin (Arette) Newton of Mission TX, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother Henry Newton.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday March 11, 2011 from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. then at 1:00pm funeral and committal services will be held with Father Samuel B. Slocum officiating. Burial will be in St.Bonaventure Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Diabetes Association 1660 Duke St., Alexandria VA, 22314, or a charity of the donors choice.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Structure Fire Reported At Rt. 46 & Rich Valley in Shippen Township

STRUCTURE FIRE-SM NON DWELLING
Address: ROUTE 46 and RICH VALLEY RD
City: SHIPPEN
Cross Streets: ROUTE 46 * SUNRISE ACRES RD

Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
3/4/2011 6:24:27 PM

Reported as smoke coming from the back of a garage.
CANCEL ALL UNITS-CHIEF REPORTS WOOD BURNER BEHIND BUILDING

Helicopter Called For Victim Of Skiing Accident

At 6:12 pm on Friday, Galeton Firefighters have been dispatched to the Lumber Museum on Route 6 across from Ski Denton to assist a LifeNet 7-7 Medical Helicopter scheduled to land in 16 minutes for a person injured in a skiing accident.
6:20 Medic 6 ON SCENE
6:32--Helicopter aborted mission due to weather
6:40--En route to Charles Cole Hospital

Joseph J. Tanesky, 72, of 737 Summit Rd.,Bradford, PA

Joseph J. Tanesky, 72, of 737 Summit Rd., passed away , Friday, March 4th, 2011 at his residence.

Born February 4, 1939, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Anthony and Bertha (Elrod) Tanesky.

On November 14, 1967, in Bradford he married Nancy (Hanson-Dusch) Tanesky who survives.

Mr. Tanesky was a 1957 graduate of Bradford High School. On March 5, 1962 he enlisted in the United States Army, served during Vietnam and was honorably discharged on March 4, 1964. He had been employed for Pennzoil for many years.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters, Joanne (Richard) Hedlund of Bradford, Judy (the late Mark) Blanchard of Bradford, and Kathy (Robert) Willover of Portville, three sons, Robert (Peggy) Dusch of NC, Terry (Jackie) Dusch of Bradford, and William (Ellen) Hanson of Clearlake IA, two sisters, Betty Ciccarelli of Lancaster, and Katheryn Harman of FL., 19 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, twin sister, Josephine Umbaugh and four brothers, Robert, Francis, Keith and Kenneth Tanesky.


Family will be receiving friends on Monday, March 7, 2011, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Ave. where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, March 8th with Rev. Leon Canfield pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Military Honors and burial will be on Wednesday, March 9th, at 1:00pm in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Shinglehouse Ambulance To E. Honeyoye Street

At 3:46 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to E. Honeyoye Street for a fall victim.

Ice Forces Postponement of Special Opening Day on Hereford Manor Lakes

Ice Forces Postponement of Special ‘Opening Day’
on Beaver County's Hereford Manor Lakes


Harrisburg, PA – Tomorrow's special "Opening Day" on the Hereford Manor Lakes in Beaver County has been postponed because the lakes remain covered with ice.

The Fish and Boat Commission had planned to stock the lakes with trout to give anglers one last opportunity to fish before the lakes are drawn down in spring in anticipation of breaching the dams.

The PFBC will attempt to stock the lakes next Saturday, March 12.

The Hereford Manor Lakes are popular fishing and boating impoundments located in Franklin Township, Beaver County. The dams were constructed prior to 1958 in conjunction with strip mining operations and were acquired by the PFBC in 1973. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Dam Safety has declared both dams as “high hazard, structurally deficient” structures which must be rebuilt. Breaching the dams is the first phase of the project and is expected to be completed by November.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.

Local Blood Supply Below Normal---Blood drive at SSMH Monday from 12-5pm

LOCAL BLOOD SUPPLY BELOW NORMAL

BLOOD DRIVE AT SOLDIERS+SAILORS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN WELLSBORO ON MONDAY MARCH 7TH FROM NOON TO 5PM

Wellsboro, PA - 2011 hasn't been the Community Blood Bank's year. Again,
weather has been the major factor in a blood shortage. The recent snow storm
last Friday caused the cancellation of a major regional blood drive and
donor turnout at the drives that did place was down by about 50%. Everyone
who can is encouraged to give blood to help the blood supply recover.

The Community Blood Bank of NW PA is holding a blood drive on Monday March
7th from noon to 5pm in the boardroom at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial
Hospital in Wellsboro. Walk-ins are welcome; No appointment is needed to
save a life.

"We can't wait for spring," said Dan Desrochers, Director of Marketing at
the Community Blood Bank. "Until then we are counting on public support."

The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania began supplying Soldiers
+ Sailors Memorial Hospital with Blood in August of 2009. Since that time
about 1000 pints of blood have been supplied to patients in Tioga County.

The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is licensed by the FDA
and holds permits from the New York Department of Health and the
Pennsylvania Department of Health and has been saving lives since 1966. It
is accredited by the AABB and CLIA and is a member of America's Blood
Centers.

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Daivony Audrina Salada born on 3-1-11 weight 8lbs 1oz to Alexis L Alger and Tyler W Salada of Shinglehouse, PA.

Maternal Grandparents Wendy Ours of Eldred, PA.

Paternal Grandparents Amber and Allen Salada of Shinglehouse, PA

Maternal Great-Grandparents Dory Alger of Eldred, PA.

Paternal Great-Grandparents Mary Wardlaw and Peg Salada of Shinglehouse, PA.

Pitt-Bradford to hold class on best use of volunteers

PITT-BRADFORD TO HOLD CLASS ON BEST USE OF VOLUNTEERS

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is offering a class on working with a volunteer staff.

The class, “Stretching Your Nonprofit Staff- Volunteer Recruitment, Management and Retention,” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 15 in the 2nd floor classroom of the Seneca Building in downtown Bradford.

Participants will be able to focus on how to use and develop a volunteer staff effectively, whether they currently have a nonprofit staff or would like to increase recruitment and retention.

Karen Buchheit of KPBucheit Consulting will teach the class.

For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at (814) 362-5078 or contined@pitt.edu.

For disability related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Service at (814)-362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

Pitt-Bradford on spring break next week

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will not hold classes next week, March 7 through March 11, for spring recess.

University offices will be open Monday, March 7, through Thursday, March 10, but closed on Friday, March 11.

Classes will resume, and university offices will reopen Monday, March 14.

Fat Saturday Party At Olga In Coudersport Saturday Night

Emporium Fire Dept & Ambulance Dispatched For Chimney Fire

Emporium Fire & Ambulance were dispatched to a STRUCTURE FIRE-CHIMNEY at 365 HIPPYS HOLLOW RD in SHIPPEN Township

Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD & AMBULANCE
3/4/2011 1:39:48 PM

Pennsylvania House Action for the Week of March 7, 2011P

Personal and Public Safety, as well as Local Government Reform, on the PA House Agenda

The state House returns to session on Monday, March 7, to deal with various issues of importance.

Castle Doctrine: Protecting Victims Instead of Criminals

The Castle Doctrine, legislation allowing citizens to defend themselves and their families while in their homes, vehicles and any place they have a lawful right to be, will be taken up by the House this coming week. The legislation gives the benefit of the doubt to the victim of a crime, rather than the criminal as current law allows. The bill also strengthens the penalties related to the trafficking of stolen guns.

Local Government Reforms

The House will vote on several local government reforms dealing with online auctions (such as E-Bay). The bills will allow municipalities to auction personal property through online auctions.

Public Safety: From Drunks to Sexual Predators

When operating a vehicle, whether on the road or a waterway, penalties for driving under the influence should be consistent. House Bill 78 was introduced after a 12-year-old child was killed by a person who was previously convicted of a DUI and was operating a boat under the influence. The district attorney and judge both felt hampered by current law; had the death occurred on a road instead of a waterway, the defendant would have faced a much tougher penalty. Therefore, this bill makes penalties consistent for homicides under the influence. Other public safety items on this week’s agenda include House Bill 208, which deals with hit-and-run accidents involving homicides; and House Bill 317, which adds an “aggravating circumstance” to be considered in conjunction with a murder conviction (whether the defendant perpetrated a sexually violent offense and was a registered sex offender).

The Weekly Schedule

Bill numbers will be used to identify the legislation being considered either in committee or on the House Floor. The bills, sponsors and summaries are posted HERE.



Coudersport Ambulance To Hebron Township

At 1:26 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 244 North in Hebron Township for a medical call.

Championship Game Saturday For Coudersport Girls Basketball


The Coudersport girls basketball team will play Union for the District IX Class A championship on Saturday at Clarion University. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

Paul Burdick Sports Images
http://pburdick.dotphoto.com

Recalls

Garden of Life, LLC. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Vitamin Code Raw Vitamin C Dietary Supplement. Recall is Limited to Raw Vitamin C Only. No Other Garden of Life Products are Involved.

Food Co. Recalls Products Due To Possible Health Risk

Jacobs Brothers To Perform At Free Methodist Church In Coudersport

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Walnut Street

At 12:29 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 has been dispatched to Walnut Street for a medical call.

Genesee Man One Of Several New Instructors At Alfred State

Genesee Man To Teach At Alfred State

Alfred State University has announced that R. Jack Jones, of Genesee, PA, has been hired as an instructor in the Building Trades, where he teaches construction essentials to freshmen and seniors.

Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Jones was an apprentice carpenter, a tradesman at Air Tech Systems, and an adjunct professor at ASC. He also operates a general contracting business.

He served in the US Air Force from 1995-99. Jones holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Mansfield University.

The Northern Potter High School graduate is the son of Robert and Nancy Jones, Genesee, PA. He and his wife, the former Lindsay Reed, are the parents of three children, all at home.

Jones is one of many new employees announced yesterday on the schools website. Click here to see the complete article.

Latest Natural Gas Activity Updates In Newsletter

Local Natural Gas Newsletter Available On County Website

March 4th, 2011

marcellusactivity

The March edition of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force newsletter, Roundup, is now available through the county’s website, pottercountypa.net (click on Marcellus Shale/Natural Gas, then on Monthly Newsletter). Copies of the latest edition and all past editions can be printed directly from the website. Copies can also be obtained over the counter at the commissioners’ administrative office in the Gunzburger Building — first door on the right inside the Main Street entrance (please call 274-8290, Ext. 207, to arrange for pickup).

Among features of the March edition:

  • Gas Expo At Pitt-Bradford To Feature Many Seminars
  • Commissioners’ Form Group To Coordinate Water Monitoring Efforts
  • New Gas Well Construction Standards Now In Effect
  • State Forest Land In Potter County Ripe For Drilling
  • Geoscience Expert: ‘Shale Gas — We Can Do This Right’
  • Gas Production, Violation Reports Available Online
  • Grants Support Northcentral Pa. Forest Ecosystem Study
  • Map (Above) Shows Where Marcellus Drilling Is Taking Place In County


Satalin Joins C&N's Commercial Lending Division

Ryan Satalin Joins C&N’s Commercial Business Team

WELLSBORO, PA – Ryan J. Satalin has joined the Citizens & Northern Bank commercial lending division as a business development specialist and commercial lender.

Satalin comes to C&N with a wealth of experience in the financial arena, including four years with M&T Bank Corporation. While with M&T in Baltimore, MD, Satalin was a commercial relationship manager. He later moved to the M&T offices in Williamsport, PA, where he served as a business banking relationship manager.

He holds his BA degree from Johns Hopkins University and his MBA degree in finance from Iona College.

Satalin and his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Kate, live in Wellsboro.

“We are so fortunate to have someone with Ryan’s depth of experience and leadership qualities join our commercial lending team,” said Harold F. Hoose, III, C&N director of lending. “Ryan brings to Citizens & Northern not only a wealth of knowledge, but a deep and varied background in commercial financial services. We are certain he will be a huge asset to the commercial clients in our market area.”

Satalin is working from the C&N branch office in Wellsboro and looks forward to meeting area business clients. He can be reached at 570-724-0223 or via e-mail at ryans@cnbankpa.com.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Roads Closed/Many Crashes/Cars In The Ditch

Roads Closed Bradford Area

Radio reports indicate that the Bradford area has been hit by freezing rain, causing many crashes, cars in the ditch, and road closures. Most of the roads over the hill are closed within the last hour. If you're traveling in that direction, you may want to delay your trip or spend some time waiting for roads to open up.

Major Route 15 reconstruction project resumes March 14

Travel Advisory

03/04/2011

Major Route 15 reconstruction project resumes March 14

A $7.1 million reconstruction and resurfacing project along a section of Route 15 in Williamsport is scheduled to resume the week of March 14.

This project extends from the Route 220/I-180 interchange to the bridges over West Third Street. It will also include the West Fourth Street on-ramp.

Work will resume on both the northbound and southbound directions of Route 15. Southbound construction work will begin near the Third Street overpass and the northbound will begin at the I-180/ Route 15 interchange.

There will be structure rehabilitation work, replacement of the expansion dams on bridge decks, deck repairs, as well as roadway patching and repaving work during this phase of construction.

Construction will begin with single-lane conditions in both directions.

Motorists are asked to pay full attention to their driving when approaching and passing through the work zone.

Project completion by prime contractor HRI, Inc. from Williamsport is scheduled for late October.

Follow-up releases will be issued for changing traffic patterns.

Flood Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening...

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of central Pennsylvania... including the following areas...

Cambria... Cameron... Clearfield... Elk...
McKean... northern centre... northern Clinton... Potter... Somerset and Warren.

* From Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.

* A constant moderate rainfall will move in from the west on
Saturday... and continue through early Sunday morning. Between
one and two inches of rain is possible this weekend. Streams and
rivers are already running higher than normal... and some snow
remains on the ground over north-central parts of the state.

* Flooding along small streams and some of the smaller rivers is
possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding on small
streams... creeks... poor drainage... urban and low-lying areas
based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Harrison Valley Man Arrested For 2006 Arson Fire

Arrest In 2006 Arson Fire At Seasonal Residence on Hurlburt Hill Road
This is all that was left after a structure fire destroyed a seasonal residence owned by Brian Farleigh, a veterinarian from Hazelton, PA, located at 1075 Hurlburt Hill Road in Harrison Township, Potter County, PA.

The fire, which was reported at 5:11 am on June 20, 2006, was determined early on to be incendiary in nature.

State Police Corporal Nicholas A. Loffredo said an active investigation has been ongoing since the fire occurred. During the investigation, information and evidence was discovered which led to the arrest of Peter Andrew Zehr, 26, of Harrison Valley, PA. Zehr is facing charges of:

F1 Arson-Danger Of Death Or Bodily Inj
F1 Burglary
F1 Conspiracy - Arson-Danger Of Death Or Bodily In
F2 Arson-Intent Destroy Unoccupied Bldg
F2 Crim Tres-Break Into Structure
M1 Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Prop
M1 Receiving Stolen Property
F3 Crim Misch/Dmg Prop Intent, Reckless, Or Negli

Zehr was arraigned and committed to jail on lieu of $50,000. percentage bail on Tuesday, March 1. He was released on bail the next day and faces a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for March 7 at 9:30 am in Judge Delores G. Bristol's courtroom.

The case remains open and further arrests are possible.


Anyone with information is asked to call PSP Montoursville at 570-368-5700.


Fire photo courtesy Mike Healy

Karaoke Contest Starts Saturday At Mosch's Tavern In Coudersport

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OvTrwUPPq8Y/TWMqEuR29jI/AAAAAAAAVAY/3toRmlAoGOM/s1600/Mosch%2527s%2BKaraoke.jpg

Man Jailed After Domestic Incident In Coudersport

A Coudersport man was arrested & committed to the Potter County Jail on charges of Simple Assault and Harassment on Monday between 5:30 and 9:00 pm.

Fred Henning, 56, of Coudersport, PA, was arraigned before District Judge Annette Easton and committed to jail in lieu of $5,000. straight bail.

Troopers said Henning was involved in a domestic violence incidence involving a 54 year old female at a residence on North Main Street in the Boro. He's charged with one count of Simple Assault and two counts of Harassment.

Olga Presents "Thru The Years" Friday Night /No Cover

Liquor & Cash Stolen In Burglary At Austin Bar

Information on a burglary at the Cock-Eyed Cricket Bar at 51 Main Street in the Borough of Austin between February 27 and March 1, 2011 is being sought by Trooper James Culvey at Coudersport PSP.

Trooper Culvey reported that someone forcibly entered the Cock-Eyed Cricket bar and stole 4 bottles of liquor and an undetermined amount of cash. Anyone with information regarding this incident can reach him at 814-274-8690.

Minor Injuries In Rt. 120 Crash Thursday Morning

A St. Marys woman sustained a minor injury Thursday morning at 9:00 am when her 2002 Dodge Intrepid hit the guiderails on Route 120 in Shippen Township.

Michele L. Hutchins, 38, of St. Marys, PA, was traveling east on Route 120 and for unknown reason lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle started turning clockwise, briefly entered the westbound lane and traveled back across the eastbound lane and the south berm where it impacted a set of guiderails with it's front end.

Trooper Douglas C. Homan reported the vehicle sustained severe disabling damage and had to be towed from the scene. Hutchins was wearing a seatbelt and sustained only minor injuries. Emporium Ambulance Service assisted at the scene but did not transport her to a hospital.

Charges are pending for failing to drive within a single lane.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Recycle Cell Phones & Bateries At BG's Engine Clinic In Roulette

Battery Recycling Locally
In our continuing efforts to help keep our community cleaner and greener, BG's Engine Clinic has been approved as a Drop Center for the Call2Recycle program. We are now accepting:
Cell phones (and their batteries):
* All types of cell phones are accepted regardless of size, make, model or age.
Batteries (Weighing less than 11 Lbs each):
* Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd )
* Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
* Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
* Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
* Small Sealed Lead (SSLA/Pb)

For more information on the materials accepted, and the Call2Recycle program, You may visit http://www.call2recycle.org/materials-accepted-for-recycling.php?c=1&d=366&e=368&f=370&w=2&r=Y

There is NO charge to drop off batteries for recycling- Just stop by the shop, we have drop box and materials ready - Just bag 'em and drop 'em in the box.

BG's Engine Clinic is located at 191 Main Street, Roulette, PA - We are open from 9 AM until 7 PM weekdays for those who work 9-5 jobs , and we're open til 5 on Saturdays.

More information about BG's Engine Clinic can be found at http://bgsengineclinic.com/

Thompson Votes to Halt 1099 Small Business Reporting Requirement

Thompson Votes to Halt 1099 Small Business Reporting Requirement

Provision Originally Included in Obamacare Repealed by U.S. House

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard an original cosponsor of H.R. 4, a measure repealing the authority of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to require that businesses report every expense they incur over $600, voted in favor of the bill earlier today. Passage of H.R. 4, which gained unanimous support from House Republicans and 76 Democrats, comes as federal courts continue to challenge the new law, with most recently a U.S. District Court ruling the health care law unconstitutional. Thompson issued the following statement after final passage:

“Many of my initial concerns are now becoming a reality as this law has caused great uncertainty for businesses. The 1099 requirement would be death by a 1000 paper cuts for Pennsylvania’s small businesses. Any typical small business in a given year may have hundreds of vendors and be faced with thousands of transactions, and these burdensome regulations hamper job growth and undermine our path to economic recovery. I’ve championed repeal of the 1099 requirement since its enactment, and passage of H.R. 4 is a critical step in providing relief to small businesses in the 5th District and boosting economic recovery, job retention, and creation in Pennsylvania and across the country.”

An outspoken Member of Congress regarding the importance of the 1099 repeal, Thompson during the 111th Congress co-sponsored H.R. 5141, to repeal the 1099 portion of the health care bill, and also joined with colleagues on the House Small Business Committee in sending a letter to Douglas Shulman, Commissioner of the IRS, expressing opposition to the mandate. As a member of House Education & Workforce Committee, a key committee of jurisdiction regarding federal health care policy, and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Health Care Caucus, Thompson continues to work in the House to advance commonsense health care reforms that reduce cost, promote choice, and improve the quality of health care delivery to more Americans.

Josh Hatcher Band at Tortugas Friday Night at 8!

Josh Hatcher Band at Tortugas Friday Night at 8!
The Josh Hatcher Band is playing LIVE at Tortugas Restaurant in Bradford
FRIDAY NIGHT form 8-10.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpb7JiybGv4


Check out the Josh Hatcher Band on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/joshhatcherband

Tortugas - http://www.tortugasrestaurant.com

Investigative Report On Pennsylvania's Broken Prison System By Patriot News Reporter Donald Gilliland

Hard time for taxpayers: Pennsylvania's broken prison system and how to fix it

Fixing Pennsylvania's broken prison system

By The Patriot-News

March 02, 2011, 9:13PM
Last year's report was striking. The U.S. prison population declined for the first time in nearly 40 years, yet Pennsylvania led the nation in adding inmates.

But it gets worse.

Since 1980, state spending on our prisons has increased six times faster than spending on our schools. One Pennsylvanian in 248 is now behind bars, yet we are no safer.

What is the problem? More importantly, what is the solution?

For six mo
nths, Patriot-News staff writer Donald Gilliland plunged into the world of prison reform. In the end, he discovered an astonishing consensus about what works -- because it has worked. Now, Gov. Tom Corbett and a Republican-controlled Legislature give Pennsylvania its best chance at prison reform in a generation.

Will we seize the moment?

Or will we continue to waste billions and billions of tax dollars?

Read all the stories in the special report. Click on the previous link or select from the stories listed at the top of the blue column at the top right of Solomon's words. The investigative report is extensive and you may want to read a little at a time. Just click on the links as you hav e time. We'll leave them up for a week or so.

Olive M. "Ollie" Weilacher, 92, of 48 Linwood Ave., Bradford, PA

Olive M. "Ollie" Weilacher, 92, of 48 Linwood Ave., Bradford, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Born November 14, 1918, in Brookville, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Mary (McManigle) Osborne.

On August 24, 1942 Brookville she married Edward Clair Weilacher who died on November 2, 1989.

She attended Brookville schools. She was formerly employed at the Pennsylvania Railroad during WWII and late at Airco Speer. She formerly attended St. Bernard Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Beverly (Lance) Begin, two sons: Ronald Weilacher, and George Weilacher all of Bradford, one sister, Mary "Isabelle" (Joseph) Barrille of Limestone, 8 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, one son, Clair J. "Jack" Weilacher, one granddaughter, Angela Fehringer, four sisters: Erma "Marge" Songer, Florence "Babe" Doleski, Leotta "Doke" Byerly, and Margaret Steen, four brothers: Dale, Hardy, George, and Richard Osborne.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday March 6, 2011 from 3-5 & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, March 7th, with Rev. Glenn Hamilton Pastor Emeritus of the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Paul Wayne Vargo 3 month old child, of Steven Paul Vargo and Ruthie Elaine (Baker) Vargo of Fort Montgomery, NY

Paul Wayne Vargo 3 month old child, of 12 Margaret's Way, Fort Montgomery, New son of Steven Paul Vargo and Ruthie Elaine (Baker) Vargo, born November 28, 2010 in West Point, NY passed away Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. in Valhalla, NY.

In addition to his parents he is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Paul and Marlene Vargo of Seven Hills, OH, maternal grandmother, Sandra Baker of Dolgeville NY, several aunts and uncles; Dave and Vanessa Passalacqua of Parma, OH, Dan and Becky Fervan of Avoca, NY, Dan and Robin Palmer of Bradford, PA, Joey Baker of Fonda, NY Roland Baker of Dolgeville, NY and Bob and Mary Baker of Savannah, GA. and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Wayne Baker.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 11:00 to Noon in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., at which time funeral services will be held with Rev. Thomas Worth, pastor of the Community Covenant Church, Manlius, NY officiating. Committial services and burial will follow in McKean Memorial Park Cemetery

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Albert E. Jones Sr., 90, Of Bradford, PA

Albert E. Jones Sr., 90, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, formerly of 12th North 4th Street, passed away Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 in The Pavilion at BRMC surrounded by his loving family.

Born March 25, 1920, in Flint, Michigan, a son of the late Harold and Lena (Dollmetsch) Jones.

On August 2, 1946 in Bradford he married Eleanor (Trace) Jones who survives.

Mr. Jones enlisted in the United States Army on April 25,1942. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 1 silver star and 1 bronze star, 3 services strips, 3 Overseas Service Bars, and was honorably discharged on October 28, 1945.

He had worked at Kendall Refining Company later Witco Corp. as a truck driver for 36 years retiring in January of 1983. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Marchee Club, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and a lifetime member of the Bradford Bowling Association. He bowled in the Kendall League, and with his wife, Eleanor, they bowled in the Sunday Night Mixed bowling league for many years. They enjoyed trips to the casinos.

In addition to his wife, Eleanor of sixty-four years, he is survived by two daughters: Sandra (Mike) Butler of Bradford and Bonnie Case of El Paso, TX, one son, Albert "Ed" (Jan) Jones, Jr. of Apollo Beach, FL, one sister, Carol Bish of Erie, five grandchildren: Sandy Colquitt, Dr. Kimberly Case, Kristina Osborne, Randy Sherman, and Tyler Sherman, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, March 4, 2011, from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday, March 5th at 6:30pm with Rev, Leo Gallina pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to The Pavilion @ BRMC or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Ruth M. Zimmerman, 83, Of Bradford, PA

Ruth M. Zimmerman, 83, a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother of Riley Road Apartments, formerly of 293 Derrick Road, passed away Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at Bradford Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 16, 1927, in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Rita (McNutt) Mader.

On January 28, 1950 in Greenville she married Howard L. Zimmerman, Jr., who died on July 26, 1988.

She was a 1945 graduate of Ridgway High School.

She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Dorcas and Mary-Martha Group.

She worked as a secretary for the Bradford Hospital Auxiliary and did volunteer work for numerous activities at her church and in the community.

She is survived by a daughter, Kriss (Carl) Edwards of Limestone, a son, Lee (Jody) Zimmerman, of Bradford, 12 grandchildren; Kristina Zimmerman of Pittsburgh, Nicholas Zimmerman of Bradford, Sara Berlin of Salamanca, William (Amy) Patterson of Bradford, Mary (Rusty) Moore of Chandler, NC, Jeffrey (Elizabeth Brown) Patterson of Asheville, NC, Linda (Randall Combs of Sharps Chapel, TN, Michael (Cheryl) Patterson of TN, Ronald (Alyica) Patterson of Bradford, Martha (Jeff) Barnes of Limestone, Timothy (Rosanne) Patterson, Jr. of Limestone, NY, Robert Patterson of Salamanca, NY, Michael Edwards of Nicholson, GA, Andrew Edwards of Bradford, Christina Edwards of Bradford 24 great grandchildren, two great great granddaughters, one niece and one nephew.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde, Jack and Richard Mader.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, March 6, 2011, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main Street, where funeral and committal services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday March 7, 2011 with Rev. Mary Houck, Pastor of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, or the charity of the donor's choice.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET RETURNS TO BRADFORD WITH ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET RETURNS TO BRADFORD WITH ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’

BRADFORD, Pa. — The Russian National Ballet Theatre will return to Bradford with a performance of “Romeo and Juliet” on Tuesday, March 15, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The renowned ballet troupe, which presented a sold-out show at the campus in 2009, will perform its rendition of William Shakespeare’s classic love story starting at 7:30 p.m. in Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Cost is $28 to $32 for the public, and $12 to $14 for students. The performance is part of the university’s Prism series.

Nearly 30 dancers will perform in the full-length, two-scene “Romeo and Juliet” with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Marius Petipa designed the original choreography.

Before “Romeo and Juliet” is staged, the Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform “Chopiniana,” a short set of dances put to music composed by Frédéric François Chopin, followed by an intermission.

“Russian National Ballet production of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ was a sold-out show, which told us that we had an underserved dance audience in the region around Bradford,” said Randy Mayes, director of arts programming at Pitt-Bradford. “The master class and workshop for experienced dance students was fantastic, and the audience was enthusiastic after the performance. By any way measurable, it was a huge success.”

Mayes expects the March 15 show to be sold out as well.

The Washington Post hailed the Russian National Ballet as “a cut above many of its rivals.”

Founded in the late 1980s in Moscow during the transitional time of Perestroika as the Soviet National Ballet, the Russian National Ballet Theatre was formed by dancers from Russia's top choreographic schools, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. Many dancers emerged from top-rate ballet companies and academies of Russia and companies of Riga, Kiev and Warsaw.

Since January, the Russian National Ballet has been on a four-month coast-to-coast tour of the United States.

“Russian National Ballet is probably a larger company than most people realize,” Mayes said. “If Russian National Ballet relocated to the United States, they would be the third largest company in North America, just behind the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. We are very fortunate to have them come here.”

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