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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Will Potter County Take A Lesson From Bradford County

Resident to commissioners: Bradford County needed zoning to prepare for gas boom

BY JAMES LOEWENSTEIN (STAFF WRITER)
Published: April 9, 2011

The Daily Review

TOWANDA - At the most recent meeting of the Bradford County commissioners, a Sayre resident said she was upset that, in the middle of a gas boom, most of Bradford County lacks zoning.

The resident, Shelly Northrop of Sayre, said that zoning is needed to protect communities from having gas facilities be located where they are not wanted.

Is it too late for Bradford County....more

Be sure to read the comments on this story in the Daily Review and while you are reading, here's another you might like to look at:

State may limit drilling byproduct from being spread on farms
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Residents: dozens of wells in Bradford County have been contaminated




Agenda Of Potter County Commissioners Meeting for April 7, 2011

~ Agenda ~
POTTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
April 7, 2011

CALL TO ORDER

MOMENT OF SILENCE
Rev. Robert Terricciano Jr. from Andrews Settlement Baptist Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

PUBLIC COMMENT
Ken Hoffman, PCHS MR Director

APPROVED MINUTES – March 24, 2011--Click to Read

NEW BUSINESS

CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS
KOS, Maintenance Agreement on DA’s Cannon Copier; April 7, 2011 – April 7, 2012; $.0085 per copy

Christopher B. Wallace – Contract for 3 cubicles at $200/cubicle per month

Insulation proposal for DES Building

Juvenile Accountability Block Grant – $10,000 in funds were awarded. Need to accept

Zelensofske Axelrod – Contract Renewal 2011-2015; 2011, 2012 and 2013 audit fees will be the same amount; 2014 and 2015 will include a 3% inflationary adjustment

POTTER COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES
CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS

TRAINING REQUESTS
Pauline Kleintop, Pat Nichols & Margo Germino, Auditors, AOPC Audit Training, Towanda, PA, April 7, 2011; requesting registration fee, mileage and meals

Kimberly Schaar & Amy Moshier, Prothonotary & Clerks of Courts, Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court Spring Regional Meeting, Clarion, PA – April 14, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

Amy Moshier & Paula Weber, Prothonotary & Clerks of Courts, AOPC Workshop (improve data quality & statistical reports for criminal cases), Bellefonte, PA – April 19, 2011; no costs to the County

Kathleen Majot, Chief Clerk & Deanna Johnston, Director of Assessment, 2012 Leadership Potter County Program, Coudersport, PA; April 29, 2011 – March 30, 2012; requesting registration fee

Nancy Hurt, Domestic Relations, Spring Director’s Conference, State College, PA, May 9 – May 11, 2011; requesting registration, mileage, and meals

Glenn Dunn, Lucinda Greene, Dean Predmore & John Hetrick, DES, PEMA Quarterly Training, State College, PA - May 4-5, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

William Krog, PCHS, New Challenges Seminar, Clarion, Pa – April 19, 2011; requesting registration fee

Colleen Wilbur, PCHS, The D&A Conference: Treatment Recovery & Criminal Justice System, State College, PA – April 13 & 14; requesting lodging, mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, PACNET Service Provider Fair, Indiana, PA – April 14, 2011; requesting registration fee, mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, COD Integrated Concepts and Approaches, State College, PA April 15, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, Principals of Engagement, State College, PA – April 29, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, COD Treatment Planning & Documentation, State College, PA May 13, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, Motivational Interviewing Skills, State College, PA – June 3, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, Recovery, Relapse, Prevention, Rehabilitation and Self-Help, State College, PA – June 11, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, COD and Psychopharmacology, State College, PA – July 8, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, Ethics and Boundaries for Effective Practice, State College, PA – July 22, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, Groups and Group Skills, State College, PA – August 5, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, Working Supportively for Families and Significant Others, State College, PA – August 19, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, Comprehensive Crisis Management, State College, PA – September 9, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

Crystal Thomas, PCHS, Principles of Engagement: Children and Adolescents, State College, PA – September 23, 2011; requesting mileage and meals

PERSONNEL
Hiring Recommendation – Christopher Ianson for part-time General Maintenance at the hourly rate of $8.30/hour, set forth in the union contract.

Hiring Recommendation– David Kurtz for part-time General Maintenance at the hourly rate of $8.30/hour, set forth in the union contract.

CHIEF CLERK REPORT
Letters were sent to Boroughs and Townships notifying them of their 2011 liquid fuels allocations.

Application for 2011 County Liquid Tax Funds for county aid as follows:
• Genesee Township $2995.55

ANY OTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS



IU9 Band Performance At Northern Potter High School Friday Night


Last night was the performance for the IU9 band, hosted by Northern Potter High School. The concert was a huge success and had a great turn out. I snapped a few pictures that I would like to share with everyone. Attached is a picture from the joint band, High School, and Jr. High playing together under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Adam Brennan of Mansfield University. Also there is a link to the entire gallery below.

-Tim Walck

Link to Gallery:

Possible Traffic Stops Monday When Bridge Beams Arrive In Falls Creek

04/08/2011
Travel Advisory


Bridge beams to arrive Monday on Route 830 Project near Falls Creek
Short traffic stops are possible

Clearfield – Work continues on PennDOT’s Route 830 project near Falls Creek. On Monday, April 11, beams will be set for the Wolf Run Bridge. Traffic may be stopped for short periods of time as beams arrive on the work site and are set in place.

Drivers should be alert for slowed/stopped traffic and should anticipate travel delays.

The work zone stretches from the Route 219/Route 830 intersection near Sheetz to Falls Creek. The overall project includes bridgework, addition of a turn lane on Route 830; installation of a new signal at Larkeytown Road intersection; upgrade of railroad signal; and improvements to the merge lane and entry lane at the Route 219 intersection.

H.R.I., Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $4.7 million job. All work is weather dependent. PennDOT expects the project to be complete by mid-May.

Cindy Summerson Announces Candidacy For Cameron County Magisterial District Judge

I would like to thank everyone that has supported me by signing my petition to be put on the May ballot for both the Democratic and Republican parties.

Special thanks to Lisa Collins, Margaret Horning, Monica Ellenberger, Betsy Mann, Less Geelen, Betty Park, Donald Summerson, Ken Geelen and also my husband Jerry Summerson our daughter Aaron Summerson Burkhardt.


As of March 27th, 2011 I have completed my 14th year of State training on legal updates and I also have signed up to do my certification in Harrisburg in June 2011. This will ensure that I will be able to perform all duties of the Magisterial District Judge office once I am elected. My goals along with my training and experience are to have completed the certification by this July to be ready to serve Cameron County.


Hopefully Your Next

Magisterial District Judge
Cindy Summerson

Morris H. Austin, 86, of Shinglehouse, PA

Morris H. Austin
“beloved husband and brother”

Morris H. Austin
, 86, of Shinglehouse, died Friday, April 8, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a short illness.

Born November 11, 1924 in Bell Run, he was a son of Earl L. and Dacia V. Howard Austin. On June 1, 1985 in Shinglehouse, he married Gloria Griffin, who died on February 27, 1991. On January 6, 2000 in their home in Shinglehouse, he married Onalie J. Miller Jones, who survives.

Mr. Austin attended Shinglehouse High School. He, along with his brother Orville, ran a dairy farm on Coon Hollow Road in Shinglehouse, until his retirement. He was a lifelong farmer.

He enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, hunting, and gardening.

Surviving besides his wife, are a brother, Harold “Perry” (Ellen) Austin of Shinglehouse; a sister, Maxine M. Austin of Shinglehouse; many nieces and nephews; a stepson, Bruce E. (Lisa Bickel) Miller of Shinglehouse; and six step-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife, Mr. Austin was predeceased by five brothers, Orville L. Austin, Howard E. Austin, Erwin L. Austin, Clair L. Austin, and H. Nelson Austin; and five sisters, Charlotte E. Austin, Pauline Austin, Ella A. Karr, Dacia V. Dietze and Iona L. Wood.

Friends may call on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Chad E. Shaffer, pastor of Bell Run Union Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Bell Run Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Work on Route 120 to re-start next week

Travel Advisory
Elk County

Work on Route 120 to re-start next week

Clearfield – An Elk County roadway improvement project on Route 120 that began last year will restart on Monday, April 11. The work zone is located on Route 120, stretching east for four miles from Ridgway toward Saint Marys.

Crews will be moving equipment and materials next week. Work will then begin on drainage upgrades, tree trimming, guide rail replacement and paving. All work will be performed during daylight hours and drivers may encounter flaggers on the roadway.

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $3 million project. PennDOT expects to finish the project by September.

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

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.

PA House Of Representatives Schedule For Week Of April 11, 2011

Lawsuit Abuse Reform to Save Taxpayer Dollars, Self and Public Protection, and Mandate Relief for Municipalities on Tap at PA House

The state House returns to session on Monday, April 11, to deal with various issues of importance.

Lawsuit Abuse, the Fair Share Act
Commonsense lawsuit abuse reform tops the House agenda next week as House Bill 1 is set for its third and final vote in the House. Each year, according to the acting attorney general, the Commonwealth is sued; currently, more than 1,300 tort cases are pending against the state. The majority of these cases involve the Pennsylvania Department (PennDOT) where an uninsured, or under-insured, driver caused death or bodily injury. The plaintiffs are just looking for someone to pay, regardless of fault.

Current Pennsylvania law allows a defendant, who may be only 1 percent responsible for the injuries to a plaintiff to be held liable for 100 percent of the damages if others are unable to pay. For instance, a plaintiff can include a tour bus operator which brought a customer to a mall, and while at the mall, the customer slipped and fell on a wet floor. The customer, becoming the plaintiff, sues the janitor, the mall, the stores within sight of the accident, and the bus company for bringing the plaintiff to the mall in the first place.

Is that fair? The Pennsylvania House will vote to decide just that on Monday when it votes HB 1.
The Fair Share Act passed the General Assembly twice, first in 2002 when Gov. Mark Schweiker signed the legislation, only to have the Supreme Court overturn the law on technical grounds. The second time the Fair Share Act passed the General Assembly in 2006, Gov. Ed Rendell broke his promise to sign the legislation and instead vetoed it.

Castle Doctrine: It is Simple, Protecting Victims Instead of Criminals
Tuesday, April 12, the House will vote whether to send House Bill 40, the Castle Doctrine, to the Senate for consideration. The Castle Doctrine legislation would allow citizens to defend themselves and their families while in their homes, vehicles and any place they have a lawful right to be. It 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.
Raising Bid Limits for Local Government Mandate Relief

On Monday, April 11, the House will debate amendments to a 13-bill package to increase non-bid contract maximums, saving municipalities from the costs of advertising and bidding low-costing contracts and services.

As various state programs will experience budget cuts this year due to the economy, helping municipalities save money is one of the priorities House members are working together to accomplish.

Third consideration is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12.

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.

Dale A. Miles age 50 of Knoxville, PA

Knoxville, Pa. —Dale A. Miles, 50, of Treat Road, Knoxville, died Friday, April 8, 2011.

He was a dairy farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle Doan Miles; daughters, Genie Orpet of Whitesville, N.Y., Mariah Bisel of Westfield; sons, Pacer, Chance, Talon and Trace, all at home; his mother, Marie Miles of Coudersport; brothers, Joseph Miles of Little Marsh, Pete Miles of Coudersport, Tom Miles of Meridan, Miss., Bruce Miles of Farmers Valley, Greg Miles of Sunbury; sisters, Cathy Bobbett of Coudersport, Joanne Lampman of Coudersport, Sally Brundage of Port Allegany, Pat Miles of Coudersport, Judy McCoy of Coudersport.

Calling hours are from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Kenyon Funeral Home, West Main Street, Elkland.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Butler Hill Baptist Church, the Rev. William O’Neil officiating.

Burial will be in Butler Hill Cemetery.

Roulette Ambulance To Third Street

At 4:02 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Third Street for a child with a head injury.

Arthur E. “Bill” Chapell, 89, of Coudersport, PA

Arthur E. “Bill” Chapell
“beloved grandfather

Arthur E. “Bill” Chapell, 89, of Coudersport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born November 4, 1921 in Morris, PA, he was a son of Clatey and Bertha Brown Chapell. On October 28, 1960 in Coudersport, he married Rosella B. “Rosie” Bunnell, who survives.


Mr. Chapell attended Coudersport Schools and was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran having served during World War II in Hawaii.

For most of his life, Bill was a truck driver working for Joyce Western Construction in Andover, NY and in later years was employed by Jim Leete and Sonny Blass, both of Coudersport, retiring due to ill health.

He was a member of Potter Post #192 American Legion in Coudersport for over 54 years. He was a former member of Eulalia Lodge # 342 F. & A.M. in Coudersport. Bill loved his cats and dogs, especially his Siberian Husky/Chow, Princess. He loved hunting and fishing, especially taking his great-grandchildren fishing.

Surviving besides his wife are a brother, Richard “Steve” Chapell of Coudersport; several nieces and nephews; a stepdaughter, Doris A. Robison of Coudersport; three step-grandchildren, Michael A. (Judy) Furman of Harrisburg, Dennis J. (Cheryl) Furman of Austin and Wendy S. (Roben Reynolds) Cobado of Coudersport; seven step-great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by a brother, Clement Chapell; and a sister, Irene.

A memorial service in celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Potter Post #192 American Legion, Coudersport. The Rev. Scott R. Odgen, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport, will officiate.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors at the memorial service.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activity Fund, 1028 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department Auxillary, PO Box 161, Coudersport, PA 16915; the Potter County Honor Guard; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Accident With Injuries On East Main In Bradford

MVA With Injuries
At 2:50 pm, EMS from Bradford City are responding to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on East Main Street in Bradford .

Commercial Structure Fire Reported In St. Marys

STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
GrafTech International/C/G Electrodes Building
Address: 800 THERESIA ST
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: HALL AVE * SPEER ST

Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD
4/9/2011 1:46:06 PM CALLER REPORTS SEEING FLAMES
ALL UNITS RELEASED AT 2:25 PM

Groundbreaking Held For $2.2 Million Upgrade & Expansion Of Port Allegany Health Center

Port Allegany Health Center To Expand

2.2 Million Dollar Project Will Nearly Double Space

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and UPMC Hamot, who have joined forces to expand and extensively renovate the Port Allegany Community Health Center a
t 45 Pine St., Port Allegany, held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday that included board members, community leaders, providers and staff, marking the beginning of the project which has been two years in the making.

Following a welcome by Ed Pitchford, CCMH president and chief executive officer, comments were made by the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, Port Allegany United Methodist Church and vice chairman, CCMH board of directors; Dr. Jason Tronetti, Port Allegany Community Health Center and CCMH board member; Ron Caskey, CCMH board member; Rep. Martin Causer; and Gary Maras, senior vice president of business development, UPMC Hamot. Others participating in the ceremony included Dr. Marlene Wust-Smith, Dr. Michael Tarbox, Becky Seefeldt, CRNP, and Julie Baker, PA-C.

The $2.2 million project will last approximately nine months and will not interrupt daily operations at the health center. The project will add 4,584 square feet and renovate 7,901 square feet to the current space.

“Investing in our communities through projects like this is essential to the mission of our hospital. We believe it is our responsib
ility to provide excellent healthcare services responding to the changing needs of the communities we serve. We are pleased to be able to improve this community asset as modern and relevant in an era when there is so much emphasis on keeping people well and out of hospitals. This project demonstrates our long term commitment to the health and well being of McKean County residents and to this community for years to come,” Pitchford said.

The Port Allegany Community Health Center provides family and pediatric primary care services, laboratory, radiology and physical therapy and occupational therapy services, and a wellness center. In addition, the facility is occupied by Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services, Inc a
nd the Asbestos Screening program.

Upon completion, the center will include a total of 22 exam and treatment rooms. Primary care providers at the health center c
urrently see 14,000 patients annually. This project is expected to allow for an increase of more than 4,000 visits per year. Specialists will increase patient visits by an additional 5,000.

The healthcare facility will offer expanded primary care and specialty services including diagnostic testing, behavioral counseling and telemedicine, in an updated patient-centered environment. The center also will include various specialty clinics including podiatric services by Dr. Michael Tarbox, chiropractic care by Dr. Michael Kavouna
s, and women’s health services by Dr. Celso Backes and Dr. Max Laurore.

“I am excited about the new expansion project for the Port facility. CCMH and UPMC Hamot have made it possible to expand our ability to provide more patient care to the community. We have been limited in space and have not been able to fulfill the needs of the community and with the new facility we will be able to offer more care to more people,” Dr. Tronetti said.

CCMH has operated the facility for more than 25 years and while improvements have been made during that time, the most recent project was over a decade ago. Increased demand and limited space for primary care, specialists and ancillary services have created the need for this project.

“When I was
hired as the pediatrician at the Port Allegany Health Center almost 5 years ago, I was amazed at how much this community values its providers. We have been working hard at making this a true patient-centered medical home and I believe that we have succeeded. The improvements that will be made to the health center will help us to provide the very best care to even more patients,” Dr. Wust-Smith said.

“The expansion and renovation of the Port Allegany Community Health Center reflects the growing relationship between two quality health care institutions,” Maras said. “UPMC Hamot and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital are committed to improving access to the highest quality healthcare and services provided to patients in this region.”

In March 2010, CCMH and UPMC Hamot entered into a clinical affiliation agreement through which the two health systems collaborate to improve the access and quality of health services to the residents of the area.


About Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital is a full service, comprehensive health system based in Coudersport with service throughout north central Pennsylvania. In addition to the hospital’s
main campus in Coudersport, CCMH provides primary health care, including wellness and physical therapy, to surrounding communities in four counties at rural health centers in Galeton, Ulysses, Westfield, Shinglehouse, Port Allegany, Eldred, Smethport, and Emporium. For additional information on the hospital’s services and medical providers, visit www.charlescolehospital.com.

About UPMC Hamot

UPMC Hamot is a 412-bed, tertiary care facility, located in Erie. UPMC Hamot has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report- America’s Best Hospitals, Top 50 for Pulmonary Medicine, Most Wired, and Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals for overall performance, as well as Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals for outstanding outcomes in heart care, neurological services, urology, orthopaedics, gerontology and critical care medicine. UPMC and Hamot affiliated on February 1. For more information, visit www.UPMCHamot.com.

Article Claims More Jobs Than Workers In Marcellus Areas

There are more jobs than workers in Marcellus Shale region

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By JOHN BEAUGE, The Patriot-News

April 09, 2011, 6:14AM
The job market around Williamsport is rebounding, and some businesses are even having a hard time getting workers, employers are saying. And the jobs are not just in the gas fields. Companies are also looking to fill vacancies created by those who left to work in the Marcellus Shale. “We need to get the word out, there are jobs,”... Full story »

Scarnati Announces Low Interest Loan For Northern Potter School District

Northern Potter School District
Receives Clean Energy Loan

HARRISBURG -The Northern Potter School District in Ulysses has been awarded a $420,000 low-interest loan through the State's Alternative and Clean Energy Program to make energy-efficient upgrades at the Children's School and the High School in Ulysses Township, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

Scarnati said the loan will enable the school district to make HVAC system improvements and upgrades, replace lighting, better seal and insulate the building, and install an energy management system to control and monitor the energy usage of the building.

"The improvements will enable the school district to save 27 percent of the current energy – for an annual cost-savings of $53,000," Scarnati said. "It's a great investment and one that will continue to reduce energy costs and make the school more energy efficient for years to come."

Scarnati said the school district is providing matching funds for the project.

Cheryl L. Oliver-Hildebrand, 59, of, 610 South Kendall Ave., Bradford, PA

Cheryl L. Oliver-Hildebrand, 59, of, 610 South Kendall Ave., passed away, Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Born September 28, 1951 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Lyman Oliver and Dorothy (Allen) Oliver Eakin.

She was a 1970 graduate of Bradford High School.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, and lighthouses, especially those drawn by Thomas Kincaid. She loved the Spring and Autumn for their beautiful colors as well as decorating for and the meaning of Christmas. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving, caring and giving mother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a lifelong devoted fan of the Buffalo Bills and Elvis Presley

She operated her own daycare in her home for many years until she joined Northern Tier Daycare Center as a chef as well as achieving an assistant administrative position at the center. She received the Governor's award for her service to the organization.

She is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Forwood and son-in-law Scott Forwood of Frederica, DE; three sisters, Charlotte Lewis of Rixford, Marsha Hitchcock and brother-in-law Burt Hitchcock of Bradford, Marilyn Yonker, and brother-in-law Tom Yonker of Bradford and one grandson, Scott Forwood, II of Harrington, DE and 27 nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia A. Rich and four brothers, Robert A. Oliver, Wayne E. Oliver, Douglas L. Oliver and Charles R. Oliver.

There will be no public services. Private funeral and committal services will be held in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main St., with Rev. Fred Moore pastor of Rew United Methodist Church, officiating.

Memorials if desired may be made to the McKean County SPCA

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

Passion Play At Coudersport Consistory Today

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PA To Auction 173 Vehicles April 11th

Department of General Services to Sell 173 Vehicles at April 11 Auto Auction

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of General Services will auction off 173 state-owned vehicles on Monday, April 11, at the Manheim Central Penn Auto
Auction, located at 488 Firehouse Road, Grantville, PA 17028.

The one-day auction will start at 10 a.m. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and closes at
noon.

All revenue generated by the auction will be returned to the commonwealth.

“Auctions are an excellent way to generate revenue from vehicles no longer being
used by state government,” acting General Services Secretary Sheri Phillips said.
“In addition, the public is given the opportunity to purchase a used vehicle at a fair market price.”

Vehicles are those formerly used by state agencies or seized by state law
enforcement agencies. The April 11 auction will include vehicles from manufacturers such as BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes, Ford, Chrysler, GMC, Chevrolet and others. In addition, there are all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and motorcycles by Honda and Ultra to be sold.

Manheim Auto Auctions will coordinate the auction. Buyers may purchase with cash or certified funds in the form of money orders, cashier's checks, certified checks or bank checks – all made payable to “Manheim Central Penn Auto Auction.” For more information on this auction and a complete listing of vehicles, visit DGS online at www.dgs.state.pa.us and click on “Bid on an Automobile” under the “How Do I?” section of the website.

Vandals Bottle Bomb Ulysses Senior Center

Criminal Mischief In Ulysses
Unknown person(s) threw a homemade explosive device into a stairway at the Ulysses Senior Community Center Sunday night at 11:15 pm.


The explosive, constructed from a plastic bottle, caused no damage to the stairway located at 524 Main Street in Ulysses, according to a release from Pennsylvania State Police at Coudersport who are investigating.

Duke Center Woman Unhurt In Crash Near State Line

Slippery Roads Result In Crash
A woman from Duke Center was unhurt but her 2005 GMC Canyon sustained disabling damage in a crash on Wednesday on Route 546, 1/2 mile south of the NY State line at 4:18 pm.


Becky S. Bacha, 45, of Duke Center, PA, was traveling south on Rt. 546 in Otto Township when she lost control of the vehicle on the snow covered road. The vehicle began to fiwshtail to the left then caught and rolled over onto the passenger side of the vehicle.

Otto Township and Knapp Creek Fire Departments responded to the scene and assisted State Police.

Bacha was wearing a seat belt and unhurt, but troopers cited her for (Not) Driving Vehicle At A Safe Speed.

Her vehicle was disabled and towed by Portville Trucking.

Accident South Of Crosby Results In Minor Injuries

Crash Sends Man To Hospital
An East Smethport man was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport after he lost control of his vehicle on Wednesday at 3:28 pm on Rt. 46 in Norwich Township, and crashed into a ditch.


Clifton A. Lunn, 41, of East Smethport, PA, was wearing a seat belt and State Police reported he sustained only a minor injury.

The crash occurred as Lunn's 1996 Ford Explorer was atraveling nirth on Rt. 46, just north of the Cameron County line, when he lost control of the vehicle on the snow covered road and traveled across both lanes of traffic striking the ditch on the left side of the road. It then traveled down the ditch until it became stuck in the mud.

The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed by McKeirnan's Towing.

Lunn was transported by Priority Care Ambulance for minor injuries. Norwich Township Fire Dept. assisted troopers in directing traffic at the scene.

Lunn was cited for several traffic violations, including (not)Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed.

Men Laying In The Road On Route 6 Near Port Allegany

Males Laying In The Road On RT. 6
At 1:14 am on Saturday, Port Allegany Police are investigating a report of two males who are laying in Route 6 outside the Boro at the request of Pennsylvania State Police.

Congress Guts Guvernment Spending In Last Minute Deal To Stop Government Shutdown

Thompson Votes to Cut Spending, Avert Government Shutdown
Agreement Set for Largest Spending Reduction in American History

Washington, D.C.– Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson tonight voted to support H.R. 1363, a stop-gap funding measure to avert a government shutdown and reduce government spending. The full House passed the bill by a vote of 348-70. The Senate unanimously passed identical legislation moments earlier by voice vote. Thompson issued the following statements after final passage in the House.

“My constituents have demanded that Congress eliminate wasteful Washington spending and deal responsibly with our nation’s $14 trillion debt, to ensure our children and grandchildren enjoy the same opportunities as our generation,” said Thompson. “Today’s achievement was another step in what will be a long discussion on how to get our fiscal house in order and set a course for long-term job growth.”

H.R. 1363 cuts $2 billion in federal spending over a period of 5 days and is part of a long-term spending agreement projected to reduce spending $78.5 billion below the President’s 2011 budget proposal.

“During the last Congress, the House Democratic Majority failed to pass a budget and appropriations for the first time in more than three decades. The long-term agreement cuts a projected $78.5 billion from the President’s 2011 budget request and begins to address America’s looming debt crisis.”

The long-term bill, scheduled for debate in the coming week and agreed to by the House, Senate and White House, amounts to the largest spending cut in American history in terms of dollars.

The agreement also guarantees a Senate debate and vote on legislation that would repeal President Obama’s government takeover of health care in its entirety.

UPMC Owns 70% Of Irish Hospital Thats Been Losing Millions

Report: Irish hospital loses cash
Saturday, April 09, 2011

A Dublin hospital owned by a company in which the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center holds a 70 percent stake has been losing millions of dollars annually.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11099/1138024-28.stm?cmpid=news.xml#ixzz1J01WKE6z

Major Pipeline Will Cross Potter County To Take Marcellus Gas To Canada

Local Pipeline Projects Moving Forward; Ellisburg Tour Set

April 8th, 2011

pipelineagain1Two major gas pipeline projects are moving forward as distribution and supply companies prepare to meet greater demands for natural gas, generated in part from Marcellus Shale formations in the region. Completing a major pipeline is a time-consuming process involving government oversight, business alliances, and millions of dollars.

One of the pending developments, National Fuel Gas (NFG) Supply Corporation’s Northern Access Project, will be the subject of a site review on Thursday, April 14. The session includes a tour of the Ellisburg Compressor Station in northern Potter County. That facility has been targeted for expansion. Thursday’s tour is open to the public. Those planning to attend should meet at the Westgate Inn lobby in Coudersport at 8 am.

NFG Vice President Ron Kramer said the Northern Access Project will allow the company to transport gas produced from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale to the TransCanada Pipeline at Niagara Falls, N.Y. Preliminary environmental and engineering studies have been completed. Both National Fuel and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. have since applied for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval. Tennessee owns the Niagara Spur Loopline, which is part of this project, in addition to the “300 Line,” an interstate transmission line which traverses Potter County and interconnects with the National Fuel Gas line in Ellisburg. The project will include the addition of two compressor units totaling approximately 9,500 HP at the Ellisburg Compressor Station. The company expects FERC approval by October and will begin site work then.

On a related note, members of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force will participate in a workshop, titled Understanding Pipeline Infrastructure, on Monday morning at the Potter County Education Council office in Coudersport, starting at 10 am.


Rep. Causer To Meet With Constituents Friday Morning

Rep. Causer To Meet With Constituents Friday Morning

April 8th, 2011

causerRep. Martin Causer is inviting the public to join him to discuss the proposed state budget and other issues facing the state and the region. He’ll be at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Wellness Center on Friday at 8 am. Coffee will be available. Seating is limited. Those planning to attend should call 274-9769 or send an email to rrace@pahousegop.com.

Hornell man gets 23 to life for murder of wife

Hornell man gets 23 to life for murder of wife

DA Tunney: ‘If there is any justice, it is in my opinion that Mr. Bradford may never be a free man.’

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Roulette Woman Sentenced For Bad Checks

Roulette Woman Sentenced For Bad Checks

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In recent Potter County Court action, 35 year old Denise Dean of Roulette was sentenced for two cases of writing bad checks.

According to DA Andy Watson who prosecuted the case, Dean wrote a check for $377.09 to the Shinglehouse IGA on November 29, 2009 and one to Newton’s Store in Shinglehouse for $69.43 on January 12, 2010. Both checks were written on a Citizens and Northern account which was closed on November 25, 2009.

Dean was ordered to spend 12 months on probation, pay a $75 fine; and perform 10 hours of community service for the first offense and to spend three months on probation consecutively for the second offense, pay a $50 fine and perform 10 hours of community service as well as make $491.43 in restitution.
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Local Lock Haven Business Gears Up To Serve Marcellus

Weld... done

Faber Burner opens 'Faberbab' to serve gas pipeline industries

April 8, 2011
By JIM RUNKLE (jrunkle@lockhaven.com) , The Express

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Bath Salt Bust After County Judge Issues Ban Order

Friday, April 8, 2011

Slocum Arraigned, Released

Slocum Arraigned, Released

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Father Sam Slocum was arraigned today on charges related to an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old boy.

Slocum, who turns 60 on Saturday, appeared before District Judge Rich Luther at around 1 o’clock this afternoon on charges of interfering with the custody of children and concealment of the whereabouts of a child.

He was released on bond with the stipulation that he not have any contact with the victim, his family or any other minors. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 20.

Slocum is accused of communicating with the boy after his mother said she didn’t want them to be in contact. The alleged incidents happened between January 1 and March 29.

Bishop Donald Trautman placed Slocum on a leave of absence while the case makes its way through the court system.

40 New Marcellus Wells Permitted In Potter County This Year


Gas Well Permit Count Now At 138; Drilling To Pick Up


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After a busy January and February, the issuance of permits for new Marcellus Shale gas wells in Potter County has slowed. Just four new permits were issued in March. As of April 1, some 46 permits have been issued in 2011 for new Marcellus wells in Potter County. Pennsylvania DEP’s inventory lists 138 permitted Marcellus Shale wells in Potter. Of those, 46 have been drilled (or are in the process of being drilled). So far during 2011, seven wells have been spudded (i.e., drilling initiated). Officials expect that number to rise as the weather improves.

Bradford Burglary Suspect Pictured


Police Release Photo of Save-A-Lot Burglary Suspect; Ask for Public's Help

Bradford City Police have released this photo of one of the two males who broke into Save-A-Lot on Forman Street early Thursday morning.

Police Chief Chris Lucco says if anyone recognizes this person, they should call the city police station at 368-6133 or McKean County Control at 887-4911.

Lucco tells WESB and The HERO that two males broke glass on the doors to get into the store and, once inside, did "substantial damage" to the office area and an ATM.Link

This is the second time the store has been burglarized in recent months. Yesterday's break-in happened on the day that owner Bill Larson received the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce 2011 Exemplary Business award.



Marian Grow Bromeley, 104, of Bradford, PA

Marian Grow Bromeley, 104, of Bradford, passed away Friday (April 8, 2011) at her residence.

She was born Nov. 22, 1906, in Duke Center, she was a daughter of the late William F.and Margaret G. (Gillespie) Grow.

She was a graduate of Bradford Senior High School, and in 1929 graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.

On Oct. 12, 1929, she married Robert B. Bromeley, who preceded her in death on May 11, 2000.

She was a member of the former Valley Hunt Club, Pennhills Club, Bradford Club, Bradford Literary Club, Bradford Landmark Society, and the Order of the Eastern Star in Duke Center.

She and a dedicated group of friends were instrumental in the formation and operation of the Crook Farm, a restoration of a farm and oil producing property typical of early Bradford. She and her husband spent a substantial part of their lives in researching, restoring and re-furnishing their 1807 mansion, Belvidere.

She is survived by a son, Thomas R. (Jean) Bromeley of Bradford; grandchildren Robert (Sharon) Daggett, Deborah (Scott) Cavagnaro, Pamela (Donald) Fredeen, and Amy (Dan) McCune; 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Catherine Bromeley Daggett; a son-in-law, George H. Daggett Jr.; a sister, Margaret G. Hanes; and a brother, William A. Grow.

There will be no public visitation. Friends will be invited to attend a memorial service at Church of the Ascension at a date to be announced.

Memorials, if desired, may be sent to the Bradford Landmark Society or to an organization of the donor’s choice.

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

Joseph F. Tascone Formerly Of Bradford, PA

Joseph F. Tascone passed away on April 4, 2011, at age 87 after a brief illness.

He was born in Geneva, New York, and was a resident of Orlando, Florida.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Madeline (Schwab) Tascone, originally of Duke Center, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by sons Joseph (Ann) Tascone of Newport, New York, David (Debra) Tascone of Cambridge, Ontario, daughters Jeanne Martel of Orlando, Florida and Susan Keays of Chiang Mai, Thailand, 11 cherished grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren throughout the United States and Canada, brother Fred (Sandy) Tascone of Muskegon, Michigan, sister Mary Rose Cuiffini of Bradford, brother in law Henry Peroginelli of Bradford, sister in law Kathe Tascone of Madison, Ohio and many loving nieces and nephews.


He was predeceased by son John Tascone, father and mother Francis A. and Marie Assunta (Iaconis) Tascone, brother, Frank Tascone and sister, Marie Peroginelli.

Raised in Bradford, after military service in WW II, he returned to family and friends in Bradford then Erie to pursue his education. He was a university professor for 44 years and served on the faculty of Villa Maria and Gannon Colleges in Erie before assuming chairmanship of the department of Sociology at Loyola University in Montreal, Canada, where he lived until retirement in 1995.

Joseph served his country in the U.S. Army as part of the 42nd Field Artillery Battalion, part of the 4th Infantry Division, landing in France on D-Day plus 5 and participating in the march to St. Lo, where he was wounded and awarded two Purple Hearts, then continued service in England. Of those who didn’t return, he recently shared with a friend, “Those young boys lost it all, not just their lives but everything the Lord had in store for them, children, grandchildren – everything.”

Duty to country, commitment to excellence and principle, most of all Joseph is remembered for his lifelong devotion to the bonds of family. Loving and beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, Uncle Joe, be at peace. We honor you.

Visitation will be held at the Mascho Funeral Home on Sunday, April 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., where a Christian wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Leo Gallina as celebrant. Military honors and committal services will follow in the St. Bernard Cemetery.

Family and friends wishing to make a memorial contribution are invited to consider Wounded Warriors Foundation, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780, www.homesforourtroops.com.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Support Groups

Cancer Support Group

A cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. April 18 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center.

Thomas to give lecture on Lisbon earthquake of 1755

THOMAS TO GIVE LECTURE ON LISBON EARTHQUAKE OF 1755

BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Marvin Thomas, professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will present a multimedia lecture on the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, on Tuesday, April 12.

The lecture starts at 8 p.m. in Rice Auditorium in Fisher Hall. A part of the university’s Spectrum Series, this is the 35th year Thomas has presented his popular historical talk.

In the most devout country in Europe on the Feast of All Saints, while the faithful jammed into the churches and cathedral of Lisbon, an earthquake struck, which was felt as far as North America. What didn’t fall was consumed by an inferno, and a tidal wave drowned thousands seeking refuge at sea.

Teaching at Pitt-Bradford since 1969, Thomas was the recipient of the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association’s Teaching Excellence Award in 1997. He teaches survey courses across the entire spectrum of European history from the ancient, medieval and renaissance periods through modern history.

He has a doctorate in history from Penn State University, earned a master’s degree in history from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Long Island University.

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

DEP Orders Plugging Of 3 Abandoned Wells Near Bradford House Explosion


DEP Orders McKean County Resident to Plug Three Abandoned Wells near Recent House Explosion Site

MEADVILLE -- The Department of Environmental Protection has ordered a resident of Bradford Township, McKean County, to plug three abandoned non-Marcellus wells that were discovered during the investigation into the house explosion at 10 Helen Lane on Feb. 28.

Bruce George is the owner/operator of eight wells at a nearby property on West Washington Street. Three of the wells are considered abandoned as they have not been in production in the past 12 months. The order instructs George to begin plugging the abandoned wells within 20 days and finish the work within 45 days.

DEP learned of the wells as part of the search for a potential gas source in the Helen Lane explosion. During the ongoing investigation, DEP staff detected gas in the soil near one of the abandoned wells, Rogers 9, which is located about 300 feet from 10 Helen Lane. The order requires George to plug Rogers 9 first.

“The department considers Rogers 9 a suspect well due to the conditions that investigators have observed,” DEP Regional Director Kelly Burch said. “This order is part of the department’s ongoing investigation.”

Upon completion of plugging each well, George is required to notify DEP. The department will continue its investigation of gas levels to assess the impact of each plugging.

On April 1, DEP issued a notice of violation to George for his failure to plug the abandoned wells. Rogers 9 was drilled in 1881 and the other two abandoned wells were drilled nearly 90 years ago.

For more information on oil and gas wells, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: oil and gas.

PITT-BRADFORD TO OFFER BUSINESS CLASSES IN KANE

PITT-BRADFORD TO OFFER BUSINESS CLASSES IN KANE

KANE, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is offering two business classes in Kane for those starting their own business.

The first class, “How to Write a Basic Business Plan,” will be held April 13 in Room 102 of the Kane Area High School from 6 to 8 p.m. The fee will be $25 per participant.

The class will teach new and current business owners how to develop a business plan. Participants will learn how to research and write their own plan. As well, they will get the chance to learn how to complete financial projections.

For those just stepping into the business world, “Starting Your Own Business – For Beginners,” will be held May 4 in Room 102 of the Kane Area High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The fee will be $25 per participant.

The class, geared for those thinking of starting their own business, will give basic information on how to start a business in Pennsylvania. The class will also discuss marketing, financing options and locating a site.

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.

New Time For Sunday Service 11:00 AM

TEMPORARY LANE RESTRICTIONS START NEXT WEEK ON ROUTE 144 NEAR RENOVO

TEMPORARY LANE RESTRICTIONS START NEXT WEEK ON ROUTE 144 NEAR RENOVO
4/8/2011

Clinton County

Temporary lane restrictions start next week on Route 144 near Renovo

Clearfield – Temporary lane restrictions will begin on Tuesday, April 12,
along Route 144, about two miles south of Renovo in Clinton County. The daylight
restrictions are necessary so crews can obtain core-boring samples on the
Halls Run Bridge.

Motorists should be alert for flaggers along the roadway, as traffic
alternates turns through the work zone. PennDOT expects this restriction to be in
place for about ten days.

I-80 Columbia County work zone lane closures April 11-15

Travel Advisory
04/08/2011


I-80 Columbia County work zone lane closures April 11-15

This is the schedule for planned lane closures on Interstate 80 in the Columbia County work zone for the week of April 11 - 15.

Monday, April 11, daylight eastbound left lane from mile 239 to 242 (Mifflinville);

Tuesday, April 12, around-the-clock, two-week closure for widening the westbound right lane from mile 241(Lime Ridge/Berwick Exit) to mile 240;

Wednesday, April 13, nothing in addition to the above two-week closure;

Thursday, April 14, rolling roadblock eastbound from mile 239 to 242 (Mifflinville) to set beams;

Friday, April 15, no work other than the two-week closure noted above.

Coudersport Ambulance To Lover's Lane

At 2:20 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Lover's Lane for a medical emergency.

5-27 thru 5-30 Community Wide Yard Sales

Wellsville High School Presents The WIZ

Route 220 Bridge repairs north of New Albany start April 18; four-week lane restriction planned

Travel Advisory
04/08/2011


Route 220 Bridge repairs north of New Albany start April 18; four-week lane restriction planned

On Monday, April 18 a PennDOT maintenance crew in Bradford County will set up a lane restriction for bridge repairs on Route 220, 1.25 miles north of New Albany Borough.

During the work, temporary traffic signals will be used to regulate traffic flow through the work zone.

In anticipation of the traffic restriction, the temporary traffic signals will be set up and placed in flashing yellow mode starting Monday, April 11. No long-term restrictions will be implemented until April 18, although other daylight maintenance activities may be scheduled during the week in the project area.

A 10’ wide lane will be available across the bridge being repaired. Concrete barriers will be used to protect motorists from the work being done in the southbound lane.

The PennDOT bridge crew will make concrete repairs to one of the abutments and a wing wall at the bridge over Towanda Creek near Stevensville.

The lane restriction will be in place full time until the repair work is completed. The repair work is expected to take four weeks to complete.

Recalls

Tri-Union Seafoods Issues Precautionary, Voluntary Recall Of Limited 6.5-Ounce Chopped Clams

Coudersport Ambulance To Sheetz

At 11:43 am on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sheetz to assist a fall victim.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Puritan Street

At 9:55 am on Friday, Shinglehouse ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to North Puritan Street for a medical call.

Eileen S. Geleskie, 86, of 167 East 4th St., Emporium, PA

Eileen S. Geleskie, 86, of 167 East 4th St., Emporium died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys on Wednesday (April 6, 2011) morning.

She was born September 28, 1924 in Emporium a daughter of the late Roy E. and Mary Welch Stroup.

On October 30, 1948 in St. Mark's Church, Emporium she married the late Frank E. Geleskie


Mrs. Geleskie graduated from Emporium High School and from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor degree in electrical engineering. She worked at Corning Glass and at Sylvania before working with her husband at the former Geleskie Insurance Agency. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

Surviving
Daughter: Anne, Mrs. Raymond DeMatz, Emporium
Daughter: Edith M. Geleskie, Clarion
Son: Mark Geleskie and his wife Joan, State College
Son: Paul F. Geleskie, Tallahassee, FL
Son: Peter T. Geleskie, MD, Nashville, TN
8 Grandchildren
Sister: Margaret Simon, Emporium

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Roy E. and Mary Welch Stroup
Husband: Frank E. Geleskie who died Sept. 19, 2005
Brother: Edwin Stroup

There will be No Visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church at a later date to be announced.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

PCEC Classes Offered

Conversational Spanish

The Potter County Education Council will offer a Conversational Spanish class at the Coudersport Office. Conversational Spanish is a class that adapts to your needs. In addition to studying Spanish that is important for basic conversation (such as the sounds of Spanish, greetings, courtesies, and introductions) we work on topics such as family, foods, and fun, and we incorporate those topics you choose because they are important to your interests or jobs or daily life, such as travel or health or emergency management. The instructor provides resources for home practice and also suggests online resources. We accommodate those with experience as well as beginners, and we learn from each other and laugh with each other. Join us! Dates for this course are Tuesdays & Thursdays April 19th through May 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost for the course is $135.00 per person. To register call 814-274-4877 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

4 County Lease Event & Work Session April 12 At Shinglehouse Fire Hall

GE To Build America's Biggest Solar Manufacturing Plant


Why GE Jumps Into Solar Market Pegged to Reach 75,000 Megawatts and Its Significance

Facts of The Day
by John Hanger

GE is a solar bull and that means a lot. The solar skeptics may want to stop snickering and start rethinking but probably will not.

Long in the business of nuclear power and gas turbines, and making wind turbines since 2002, GE moved today aggressively into solar, announcing it will build America's biggest solar manufacturing plant and has the highest efficiency thin film product. GE also expects to reduce by another 50% in several years thin film solar factory gate costs that are already below $1 per watt.

GE estimates that the global solar market will be 75,000 megawatts over the next 5 years or enough generation to supply the annual needs of about 12 million American homes. GE's 75,000 megawatt projection, large though it is, remains quite conservative.

I would bet it will be more than 100,000 megawatts or a $300-$400 billion market. GE is no fool and realizes that, if it can make money in a 75,000 megawatt market and that scenario is the worst case over the next 5 years, it is positioned to make higher profits in a market that will probably be even bigger.

GE's solar business follows its wind footsteps that began in 2002 when GE purchased the defunct Enron wind turbines and manufacturing facility in California, the most valuable piece of the Enron carcas. GE grew its wind business from $200 million to $6 billion in less than a decade. It clearly expects to do even better with solar.

GE has yet to announce where in the United States it will locate its manufacturing. Hopefully Pennsylvania is in the hunt, but worryingly clean energy companies are wondering whether they are welcome in the Commonwealth. The future of solar is now, is enormous, and is made brighter by plunging costs.

Plunging costs and rising efficiency means solar with gas are going to dominate power production over the next 20 years.

Posted by former PA DEP Secretary John Hanger at 7:25 PM Read more facts of the day

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Boys & Girls Club Luau Dance Friday Night

REMINDER!!!!

Chase away the winter Blues and join Boys and Girls Club of Potter County

this FRIDAY April 8th 6:00-9:00 PM at the Coudersport High School Cafeteria

For a Luau Dance Party!!!!

- $2 donation

Contests: Limbo, Best Hawiian Shirt, Hula Hoop and more!!!!

Great Prizes donated by Local Businesses!!!!!

Fox’s Big Daddy – Fox’s Pizza Den

$25 Gift Certificate to Port Freeze – Walt Miles Salvage & Trucking

MTO and Drinks at Sheetz – Sheetz of Coudersport

Backpacks from Northwest Savings Bank

$25 Sheetz Gift Card – Thompson Design

$10 Sheetz Gift Card – Thompson Design

Refreshments provided by Lagrew Printing

New Horizon Creamery Makes Cheeses Right There On The Farm In Coneville

Arthur E. “Bill” Chapell, 89, of Coudersport, PA

Arthur E. “Bill” Chapell

COUDERSPORT, PA---Arthur E. “Bill” Chapell, 89, of Coudersport, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a complete obituary.

Samuel Adams Beer Tasting Friday From 7 to 9

42 Organizations Press Corbett On DEP Violation Edict

Featured Story

Corbett asked to rescind DEP policy on drilling violations

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By DONALD GILLILAND, The Patriot-News

Pennsylvania DEP has said it would require top-level approval by political appointees before any Marcellus Shale drilling violations would be issued. Full story »

“Collaborative Service Delivery: Meeting the Needs of a Rural Community”

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Maintaining ‘Safety Net’ For Potter County’s Most Vulnerable


collaborate1With state and federal budget cuts in the offing, two local agencies are teaming for a symposium to explore how they can deliver services more efficiently and maintain a “safety net” for needy citizens in Potter County, particularly children. “Collaborative Service Delivery: Meeting the Needs of a Rural Community” is the title of a program to be held on Wednesday, April 27, at the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle. It’s sponsored by Potter County Human Services and Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9.

Beginning at 3 pm, attendees can learn about services provided in Potter County through schools, human service agencies and community organizations. That will be followed by a presentation on the new era of service delivery in rural communities at 4. More information on the April 27 program is available from Mary Freeman at Human Services (1-800-800-2560) or Shelly Carson at IU9 (274-9880).