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Saturday, April 16, 2011

These Anglers Braved Nasty Weather For The Prize Catch

First Place Winners Of Gaulds Corner Store
Fishing Contest

1st place adult - Ed Samick

1st place 16-18 yrs old - Nathan Tucker

1st place 11-15 yrs old - Bryce Burchell

1st place 10 and under - Alyssa Reese

Thanks to all of the sponsors who made this happen.
We had a great day of food and fun with 21 fish entries in this bad weather.

Area Pizza Maker Leads US Pizza Team To Best In The World

US Pizza Team wins "Best in the World"

Read all about it in Emporium's "Thoughts From The Big Woods"

Wind Advisory issued April 16 at 10:15PM EDT expiring April 17 at 8: 00PM EDT by NWS State College http://www.nws.noaa.gov/er/ctp

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Potter County.

Wind Advisory issued April 16 at 9:40PM EDT expiring April 17 at 8: 00PM EDT by NWS State College http://www.nws.noaa.gov/er/ctp

... Wind Advisory in effect from 6 am to 8 PM EDT Sunday...

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 6 am to 8 PM EDT Sunday.

* Location... the Allegheny Mountains.

* Winds... west winds 15 to 25 mph with occasional gusts over 45
mph.

* Timing... Sunday from around dawn through early evening.

* Impacts... strong wind gusts may produce minor property damage
and blow around loose outdoor objects. Trees with shallow root
systems may be more easily blown over due to combined effects
of wind gusts and saturated soils from heavy rainfall

David J. "Bugs" McManigle, 74, of 89 Willowwood Dr., Emporium , PA

David J. "Bugs" McManigle, 74, of 89 Willowwood Dr., Emporium , PA died in Erie on Friday (April 15, 2011) afternoon.

He was born May 18, 1936 in Emporium a son of the late John F. and Marian Cooper McManigle. on April 30, 1960 he married Sarah Hathaway McManigle, who Survives

McManigle. David and his wife Sarah celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last April. Bugs graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1955. He served with the US Army in Anchorage, Alaska during the time the Alaskan Territory became our 49th state.

He was a co-owner of the former McManigle & Markert Business Supply Co. for many years. He had worked for Sylvania, Emporium Borough and Motor Coil. He served on the Emporium Borough Council over 15 years and as President for several of those years. He was a member of the K of C, Monte Fonte Lodge, Buck Trail Rangers and the St. Mark Catholic Church.

Surviving

In addition to Sarah Hathaway McManigle
Son: David "Scoop" McManigle and his wife Karen, Emporium
Daughter: Julie McManigle and Jerry Catalone, Emporium
Son: Mark "Howdy" McManigle, State College, PA
Daughter: Karen Munson and her husband Eric, Erie
14 Grandchildren: Justin, Nikki, Megan, Donald, Bree, Erica, Lexi, Bethany, Zach, Sean, Kyle, Garrett, Chase & EJ
3 Great Grandchildren: Ray-Ray, Nicholas, Karson
Sister: Jean Dunkleberger, Emporium
Sister: Elaine McManigle, Towson, MD
Sister: Virginia, Mrs. Larry Pope, Lawrenceville, GA
Sister: Phyllis Sullivan, Emporium
Sister: Maxine George, Emporium
Sister: Judy, Mrs. Ralph Mongillo, Bradford
Brother: John "Mick" McManigle, Emporium
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in Death By

Parents: John F. and Marian Cooper McManigle and a few "laws"

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (April 18, 2011) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-6 PM.
A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Glenis Rae Stewart, 87, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, formerly of Cameron

Glenis Rae Stewart, 87, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, formerly of Cameron died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Wednesday evening (April 13, 2011)

She was born May 28, 1923 in Cameron a daughter of the late James Edward and Daisy Rees Stewart

In the era when one could skip grades, Glenis flew through the Emporium High School so swiftly she graduated the day after she turned 14. Through the years she worked for Sylvania, HRB Singer in Bellefonte, State Forestry & eventually retiring from Northern Tier Community Action.

For many years Glenis worked with the mentally challenged children in various associations that included them in sporting events. She loved seeing them achieve goals that they once thought never possible. During Christmas she spent endless hours collecting gifts and wrapping them for those people placed in special homes making sure that their Christmas's were special and not forgotten.

She had a passion for dancing and taught most of her nieces and nephews how to ballroom dance & danced the night away where ever dances were held. She was one of the first on the committee to start the Emporium Country Club. In recent years, Glenis just enjoys relaxing while reading a good novel with mysteries being her favorite.

Surviving

Sister: Wilma Stewart Prime, Hillsboro, OR
Nieces & Nephews: Terry Gore & Ned Gore, St. Marys
Roberta Blessel & Susan Hoy, Emporium
Melissa Stewart, Lebanon, PA
Timothy Prime, Philadelphia
Kevin Prime, Hillsboro, OR
Micheleen Cannon, Cle Elum, WA

Preceded in Death By

Parents: James Edward and Daisy Rees Stewart
Brother: Amos "Gale" Stewart
Sister: Norma Gore

There will be No Visitation.

Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Gary Atkinson officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Grove House, 436 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Fully Involved Structure Fire In Sheffield

Fully Involved Structure FireLink
At 8:15 pm on Saturday, Kane Fire Department has been dispatched to send a full company response to a fully involved structure fire in Sheffield at 203 Miller Street.

Mt. Jewett Fire Dept. Engine company to Kane for standby

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Methane Detector Activated In Bradford Area Residence

Natural Gas/Methane Detector Activated
At 7:56 pm on Saturday, the Fire Department has been dispatched to 86 Hedgehog Lane in Bradford, McKean County, where a natural gas/methane detector has been activated in a residence.


Two homes in the Bradford area have exploded in recent months when suspected methane/natural gas entered homes and exploded.

Easter Bunny Spotted in Ulysses

Easter Bunny Spotted In Ulysses Today.

Frank and Nancy Langan were able to get a picture today of the elusive Easter Bunny taking a short rest near Ulysses today.




Brian Wahlers Is Candidate For Borough Council In Coudersport Ward 2

Tree Down At Whitney Creek Rd.

At 3:48 pm on Sat Coudersport Fire Dept was dispatched to assist State Police with a tree down with wires in the road way at Whitney Creek Rd.

Structure Collapse

At 2:03 Sat in Kane station 5 was dispatched to a partial structure collapse on 28 Fraley St. at the
Salvation Army thrift store.

Walter L. "Roy" Erskine, 92, of 154 Lafferty Hollow, Bradford, PA

Walter L. "Roy" Erskine, 92, of 154 Lafferty Hollow, Bradford, passed away Sunday, April 10th, 2011 at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, SC.

Born March 6, 1919, in Lewis Run he was a son of the late Earl L. and Charlotte May (Potter) Erskine. He was a 1937 graduate of Bradford High School.

On June 12, 1940 Cumberland Maryland, he married Alice May (Dickinson) Erskine who died on October 23, 2004.

In 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army serving in the Pacific. Participated in the Luzon Campaign in the Philippines and then served with the occupational forces in Japan, he was honorably discharged in 1946. Mr. Erskine was employed for many years and retired from the Kendall Refining Company.

He was a member of the Rew Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years, the Bradford Special Police Department, a life member of the VFW, and a member of the Odd Fellows. He enjoyed old-time country music, black berrying, hunting and fishing.

Surviving are two sons: Jack L. & Vicki Erskine of Chardon OH, and Alan C. & wife Joan Erskine of Bemus Point NY, 4 grandchildren Stephanie, Josh, Jennifer and Heather. One great grandson Jacob, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter Judith Ann Erskine, one son Jeffrey E. Erskine, 2 sisters, and 4 brothers.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday May 13, 2011 from 10-11am in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. where funeral and committal will be held at 11:00am. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Rew Volunteer Fire Department or the Salvation Army.

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

Daniel L. Galeotti, 74, of Austin, PA

Daniel L. Galeotti

Daniel L. Galeotti, 74, of Austin, PA, passed away, Saturday, April 16, 2011 in his home after a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a complete obituary.

Fundraiser For 6th Grade Group Planning Washington Trip


COMMUNITY NOTICE
DID YOU KNOW…

T
he 6th grade class at Coudersport Elementary is going to Washington, D.C. for their class trip!

This is a non-profit group so any money raised for this trip has been done purely by the kids and parents doing fundraisers since September and families donating to their child’s account. We have until Friday, April 29th to raise enough funds for the entire class of 78 kids to be able to participate. Do the math… we have 11 days to raise approximately $5,000!

Long story short, if we don’t raise the money there will be sons, daughters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews who are going to miss out on a fun filled learning adventure! This could very well be the only trip out of Potter County some kids will ever have the opportunity to experience. I know what you are thinking…how can I help?!


*The 6th Grade Class is having a raffle for a beautiful, hand-made quilt donated by Lisa Bretz. Tickets are $1.00 each. The drawing will be held May 2, 2011.

*The class is also selling Sheetz coupons. The coupon includes a fountain drink or self serve coffee and any MTO sandwich or salad! You can purchase them as $4.00 each or a book of 10 for $40.00.

Checks can be made payable to: Grade 6 Activities Fund (this is tax deductable)
If you are interested in purchasing a quilt raffle ticket, Sheetz coupon or helping out in any way please contact:

Cassie Morey (6th grade mom)
21 Avenue A
Coudersport, PA 16915
Cell (814) 203-0096
Home (814) 274-9065

Many Reports Of Trees Down Today

Trees Down
There have been multiple reports of trees down blocking area roadways today. Wet conditions and strong winds have contributed to many trees and parts of trees.

Drivers need to be very vigilant as they may encounter downed trees on the roadway.

Potter Commissioners Move On Source Water Protection Program


Water Source Protection Plan Progresses; Meeting Wednesday


Potter County Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover are moving forward with a Source Water Protection Program, involving state and local partners working with the county. Goal is to form a coalition to protect public water sources across Potter County from potential degradation from natural gas well drilling or other disturbances.

An organizational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, at 9 am. Representatives from each of the identified community water systems in Potter County are being invited.

Mark Stephens, a geologist from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) will share information on partnerships local governments can form with DEP for fully funded source water protection programs. Other presenters will be Jim Clark, an educator and water specialist with Penn State Cooperative Extension, and representatives of the Potter County Planning Department.

On a related note, the Commissioners and Planning Department have created a Municipal Checklist For Natural Gas Drilling Activity that assists townships and boroughs in preparing for gas drilling and related activities. To obtain a copy of the detailed checklist, call 274-8254.

Causer Hosts Morning, Evening Community Meetings April 19

Causer Hosts Morning, Evening
Community Meetings April 19

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is inviting area residents to one of two community meetings he is hosting on Tuesday, April 19, in Bradford and Smethport.

On Tuesday morning, Causer will host “Coffee and Conversation” at 8 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. The meeting will be held in the University Room in the Commons Building, 300 Campus Drive. People who wish to attend the morning meeting are asked to RSVP by calling 814-362-4400 or 814-274-9769 or emailing rrace@pahousegop.com.

On Tuesday evening, Causer will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Smethport Fire Hall, 109 S. Nelson St. No RSVP is required for the evening session.

The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the proposed state budget and other issues of concern to the state and the region.

A final “Coffee and Conversation” meeting is planned at 8 a.m. Friday, April 29, at the Port Allegany Borough Office, 45 W. Maple St. People who wish to attend are encouraged to RSVP due to limited seating.

Turtlepoint Easter Egg Hunt Postponed Until next Saturday

Postponing Turtlepoint Easter Egg Hunt

Please let your readers know that we are postponing the Turtlepoint Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for 1:00 PM today. We plan on holding the Easter Egg Hunt next Saturday at 1:00 PM.

Thank You - Bob Veilleux

First Entry In Gauld's Corner Store Fishing Contest

Photo courtesy Ron Haskins

Tom (T-bone) Wilson was the 1st entry in todays Big Fish contest!
Contest runs from 8am to 6pm today with great prizes donated by local businesses.


Wind Advisory issued April 16 at 10:27AM EDT expiring April 17 at 12: 00AM EDT by NWS State College http://www.nws.noaa.gov/er/ctp

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until midnight EDT tonight...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until midnight EDT tonight.

* Location... central and eastern Pennsylvania.

* Winds... southeast winds will average 15 to 25 mph... with
occasional gusts up to 50 mph... especially over the higher
terrain.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Impacts... strong wind gusts may produce minor property damage
and blow around loose outdoor objects. Trees with shallow root
systems may be more easily blown over due to combined effects
of wind gusts and saturated soils from heavy rainfall.

Tree Down On Highway In Smethport

At 10:51 am on Saturday, Smethport Emergency Services have been dispatched to the intersection of Rt. 59 and Rt. 6 for a tree blocking the roadway.

Dog Needs Good Home

Adult Dog Needs Good Home

Free and looking for a good home! 4yr old (almost 5) German Shorthair
Lab Mix...we sadly do not have time to spend with her with the baby
coming! She comes with lots of freebies as well!

interested email Juneann Major: mjuneann@yahoo.com

Wind Advisory issued April 16 at 4:04AM EDT expiring April 17 at 12: 00AM EDT by NWS State College http://www.nws.noaa.gov/er/ctp

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Potter County.

Tune to your local weather station for additional information, or visit
http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=CCX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes


Structure Fire In Allegany County Town Of Amity

Structure Fire Report On Ackerman Hill Road
At 1:59 am on Saturday, Allegany County Firefighters have been dispatched to a structure fire at 5474 Ackerman Hill Road in the Town of Amity.

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48,000 Italians Now In Coudersport


Thats Italian Honeybees.

They will be residing at the Fitzgerald Family Farm.
Click the link below to read all about it.

Fitzgerald's Family Farm

HALLMARK QUARTET IN CONCERT – APRIL 16TH

HALLMARK QUARTET IN CONCERT – APRIL 16TH

The Austin Methodist Church will host The Hallmark Quartet on Saturday, April 16th.

These artists will be bringing their Southern Gospel style of music to Turner Street, Austin.

Concert time is 6 PM and there is no admission cost, you are just asked to bring a love offering to help defray their expenses.

The group is from Ironton, Ohio and has been performing full-time for about 12 years and they have a great response with the audience. According to a spokesperson they complete approximately 150 concerts a year.

The men have been on several television networks and attend the National Quartet Convention every September and the Branson Gospel Music every June.

Everyone is invited to come hear The Hallmark Quartet and you will find the church is Located on Turner Street in Austin, across from the Northwest Bank.

Hoping to see
You on April 16th at 6 PM

... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 10 am Saturday to midnight EDT Saturday night...

... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 10 am Saturday to midnight EDT Saturday night...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 10 am Saturday to midnight
EDT Saturday night.

* Location... central and eastern Pennsylvania.

* Winds... south to southeast winds increasing to 20 to 30 mph with
occasional gusts in excess of 45 mph.

* Timing... mid to late morning through Saturday evening.

* Impacts... strong wind gusts may produce minor property damage
and blow around loose outdoor objects. Trees with shallow root
systems may be more easily blown over due to combined effects
of wind gusts and saturated soils from heavy rainfall.

Thousands Of Tires From Potter County Being Recycled


tiresrecyclingPotter County residents who want to dispose of used tires in an environmentally responsible way can do so at the county seat.

E&G Auto Plus of Coudersport operates a recycling project on Rt. 6, west of the borough, accepting tires for a nominal charge for Mahantango Enterprises.

That downstate company chips the tires, which are then used for mulch, playground surfaces, and fuel for industrial boilers. Shredded tires are used as foundation rubber drainage material. On-lot sewage disposal systems also use the state-approved rubber aggregate in drain fields.

Potter County Solid Waste Authority recommends that individuals take advantage of the recycling option, which is less expensive than disposal. Nearly 7,000 tires were recycled there in 2010. Those planning to take tires to E&G should call ahead at 274-4277.

Photo Results In Arrest of Two Men In Save-A-Lot Burglary


Alleged Save-A-Lot Burglars Charged

Charges have been filed against two men accused of breaking into Save-A-Lot on Forman Street on April 7.

21-year-old Axle Tankersley and 22-year-old Ouinton Mills, both of Bradford, are each charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary, both felonies. They are also facing misdemeanor theft and conspiracy charges.

Bradford City Police Chief Chris Lucco says the photo of one of the suspects that was released to the media last week “received an enormous response, which solidified the department’s feeling that the suspect in the photo was Axle Tankersley.”

Lucco says while serving a search warrant at Tankersley last known address to look for evidence of the crime, officers discovered evidence to link the residence to another recent burglary at Matthews Services Station, where tools and other miscellaneous items had been stolen.

He says after Tankersley was taken into custody he cooperated with police and provided a detailed account of the events, including the identity of Mills.

Tankersley is jailed on $35,000 bail. Mills is in custody, but has not been arraigned yet (as of 4:29 p.m.).

“I personally thank members of the public for coming forward with information that helped solve this case,” Lucco said. “I would also like to commend the officers of my department for their diligence in bringing closure to this incident."


Friday, April 15, 2011

Robert B. Carson, 79, of Oakmont , formerly of Emporium and Towanda, PA

Robert B. Carson, 79, of Oakmont (formerly of Emporium and Towanda, PA) died on April 14, 2011, at Health South Monroeville.

Born in South Bethlehem, PA, he was the son of the late Bird C. and Louise (Hemphill) Carson. Beloved husband of Pauline (Hackett) Carson and the late Deanna (Ristine) Carson; father of Robin C. McGhee and Stephan Carson; brother of David Carson; grandfather of Patrick J. and Brendon T. McGhee; stepfather of Freda Aughenbaugh and her son James D. Wetzel.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Bernard Carson.

Friends and relatives are invited to his funeral service on Monday, April 18, 2011, 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 378 Delaware Ave. Oakmont 15139.

EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.

Interment in Newton Cemetery Emporium, PA will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Professional arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES. INC., 421 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont.

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DEP Fines Rose City HMA for Defective Mammography Equipment

DEP Fines Rose City HMA for Defective Mammography Equipment
Facility will Improve Quality Control to Ensure Reliable Test Results


HARRISBURG -- Rose City HMA, LLC has paid an $18,808 penalty and will implement rigorous quality control measures after the Department of Environmental Protection discovered that defective screens were used while performing mammograms at Willow Street Imaging. The facility is owned by Lancaster Regional Medical Center and its parent company Rose City HMA, LLC.

“Mammograms promote early cancer detection, so it is imperative that the equipment be in proper working order,” said DEP South-central Regional Director Rachel Diamond. “DEP regularly inspects radiological equipment to help ensure the safe, reliable imaging of each patient.”

Between Dec. 1, 2010 and Jan. 28, 2011, 92 patients received mammograms with scratched screens. Such scratches can appear on the final images, potentially causing them to be inaccurate, unclear and unreliable. DEP received verification that all 92 patient mammogram images were independently re-evaluated by a radiologist who determined that additional films were not required.

After a DEP inspection discovered the scratched screens, Willow Street Imaging purchased new cassettes in December 2010. A follow-up inspection on Jan. 24 found the replacement screens were also scratched.

“Scratches on the replacement screens indicated that the facility lacked an adequate quality control program,” said Diamond. “Willow Street Imaging has agreed to a series of measures that will enable it to better evaluate its equipment, and better serve its patients.”

For the next year, the company will be required to submit a monthly report to the DEP, documenting the quality of their mammogram imaging. The company is also required to notify the department of any changes to imaging services offered at Willow Street Imaging, and will be required to enlist the services of a health physicist to evaluate its program every six months.

Thompson Supports Passage of 2012 Budget Resolution

Thompson Supports Passage of 2012 Budget Resolution
Budget Lays Framework to Secure Promises, Avoid National Bankruptcy


Washington, D.C. – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today voted to support H. Con. Res. 34, the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Resolution. The measure passed the House by a vote of 235-193. Thompson released the following statement after final passage:

“The people of the 5th District understand fiscal responsibility and realize we can’t continue spending money we don’t have,” said Thompson. “Today, we put the facts on the table and advanced the debate about how to address the fiscal challenges facing this country, and the steps needed to bring about solvency – because right now we’re in the red. Contrary to the misinformation, this plan keeps our current commitments to seniors, while ensuring the longevity of our social safety net programs for future generations.”

H. Con. Res. 34 reduces spending to below 2008 levels, freezing discretionary spending for five years, and includes $6.2 trillion in savings compared to the President’s 2012 budget proposal. The measure looks to improve the sustainability of Medicare and Medicaid programs, which the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has asserted will otherwise go bankrupt.

Don’t invite burglars in

Don’t invite burglars in
By Adam Johnson
State Farm® Agent


Imagine coming home to find that someone has broken into your home and stolen valuable items and ransacked your personal possessions. The feeling of devastation can be overwhelming for victims of burglary. It’s a crime we are all vulnerable to, whether we live in a city or rural area, have a high or low income, live in a house or in an apartment or condominium.

According to the FBI, a burglary happens every 15 seconds in the United States. It’s a serious crime. The problem is many of us, through our own carelessness, make it easier for burglars to carry out their work. A few simple steps can make your home a harder target for burglars:

 Lock all outside doors before you leave or go to bed.
 Lock all windows.
 Leave a few lights on when you are not home.
 Keep all garage doors closed and locked.
 Don’t allow daily deliveries, like newspapers and mail, to pile up when you’re out of town. Ask a friend or neighbor to pick them up for you or arrange to have deliveries stopped until you return.
 When you’re on vacation, arrange to have someone take care of your yard.
Other things to consider
 Contact a locksmith for advice on pick-resistant locks for your doors, sliding glass doors and windows.
 Don’t leave keys under flower pots, doormats or other “secret” hiding places - burglars know them all.
 Keep a detailed inventory of all your personal possessions. Include a description of the item, date of purchase, original value and any serial numbers. Creating a video can be helpful.

Be a good neighbor. If you notice anything suspicious in your neighborhood, contact the police immediately.

Vote For Your Most Dangerous Highway/Get Possible Improvements

Citizens Encouraged To Report Unsafe Highway Conditions


Citizens are encouraged to share their concerns about highways in Potter County during a survey that will help determine which roads are targeted for safety improvements.

Input will be received until Friday, April 29, through a website operated by Northcentral Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission. The Corridor Safety Analysis will identify areas of concern such as narrow lanes, sharp curves, and access. A survey form is posted for public convenience at
www.ncentral.com.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Pearl Street

At 6:10 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to Pearl Street for a medical call.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Clara Road

At 5:50 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Clara Road in Clara Township, for a report of a man down, unknown medical.

This Easter-Time - Come experience the journey with great people, great music, and a great time!

Coudy over Otto-Eldred, 12-2

Coudy over Otto-Eldred, 12-2





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Citizens & Northern Corporation (C&N) announced its unaudited, consolidated financial results for the first quarter 2011.

Citizens & Northern Corporation (C&N) announced its unaudited, consolidated financial results for the first quarter 2011.

First quarter 2011 net income available to common shareholders was $5,541,000, or $0.46 per share – basic and $0.45 per share – diluted. First quarter 2011 earnings were up from $0.40 per share – basic and diluted in the fourth quarter 2010 and $0.34 per share – basic and diluted in the first quarter 2010.

Some of the more significant fluctuations in the components of earnings are as follows:

* Pre-tax gains from available-for-sale securities totaled $1,839,000 in the first quarter 2011, up from $64,000 in the fourth quarter 2010 and $58,000 in the first quarter 2010. In the first quarter 2011, C&N realized gains of $1,510,000 from two pooled trust-preferred securities that had been written off in prior periods.
* Net interest income was $11,282,000 in the first quarter 2011, up $92,000 from the fourth quarter 2010 and $809,000 over the first quarter 2010. Net interest income has increased over the past several months, reflecting ongoing reductions in cost of funds.

* The (credit) for loan losses (a reduction in expense) was ($192,000) in the first quarter 2011, including the effect of reversing an allowance of $150,000 on loans to an individual borrower that were repaid in full. The provision for loan losses was $719,000 in the fourth quarter 2010 and $207,000 in the first quarter 2010.
* Noninterest revenue was $2,555,000 in the first quarter 2011, down from $3,480,000 in the fourth quarter 2010 and $3,548,000 in the first quarter 2010. The reduction in noninterest revenue in the first quarter 2011 resulted from an impairment loss of $948,000 related to an investment in a real estate limited partnership.

* Noninterest expense totaled $8,263,000 in the first quarter 2011, up from $7,720,000 in the fourth quarter 2010 and $7,997,000 in the first quarter 2010. Total compensation-related expenses, including salaries and wages, payroll taxes, employee benefits and related costs, were higher in the first quarter 2011 than in the fourth quarter 2010 or first quarter 2010. The increase in compensation-related expense in the most recent quarter included stock option compensation of $122,000, with none in 2010, as well as higher payroll taxes and estimated 401(k) and ESOP costs related to incentive compensation paid in January 2011 for 2010 performance. Also, first quarter 2010 expense was reduced $215,000 as a result of total self-funded health insurance costs for 2009 being lower than previously estimated amounts.

* The provision for income taxes totaled $2,064,000, or 27.1% of pre-tax income in the first quarter 2011, up from 22.4% of pre-tax income in the fourth quarter 2010 and 24.5% of pre-tax income in the first quarter 2010. The provision for income tax in the fourth quarter 2010 included a benefit (reduction in expense) of $148,000 resulting from a reduction in a valuation reserve.

Other Information:

Changes in other unaudited financial information are as follows:

· Total assets amounted to $1,316,209,000 at March 31, 2011, as compared to $1,316,588,000 at December 31, 2010 and $1,347,311,000 at March 31, 2010.

· Net loans outstanding (excluding mortgage loans held for sale) were $710,113,000 at March 31, 2011, down from $721,304,000 at December 31, 2010 and $711,450,000 at March 31, 2010. Total nonperforming assets as a percentage of assets was 0.88% at March 31, 2011, down from 0.92% as of December 31, 2010 and up from 0.72% at March 31, 2010.

· Total deposits and repo sweep accounts of $1,026,069,000 at March 31, 2011 were up 0.3% from December 31, 2010 and 4.3% from March 31, 2010.

· Total shareholders’ equity was $146,053,000 at March 31, 2011, up from $138,944,000 at December 31, 2010 and down from $155,484,000 at March 31, 2010. The reduction in total equity at March 31, 2011 as compared to March 31, 2010 resulted from repayment of preferred stock in the third quarter 2010. Tangible common equity as a percentage of tangible assets was 10.26% at March 31, 2011, up from 8.79% a year earlier.

· Assets under management by C&N’s Trust and Financial Management Group amounted to $635,497,000 at March 31, 2011, up from $608,843,000 at December 31, 2010 and up 6.1% from one year earlier. Fluctuations in the value of assets under management have resulted mainly from volatility in U.S. and international stock market values.

Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Lycoming, Potter, Cameron and McKean counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and South Hornell, NY. 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.

Safe Harbor Statement: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this release are forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty, including without limitation, the following: changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Government, particularly related to changes in interest rates; changes in general economic conditions; legislative or regulatory changes; downturn in demand for loan, deposit and other financial services in the Corporation’s market area; increased competition from other banks and non-bank providers of financial services; technological changes and increased technology-related costs; changes in management’s assessment of realization of securities and other assets; and changes in accounting principles, or the application of generally accepted accounting principles. Citizens & Northern disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.



Bucks Creek Road bridge rehabilitation project starts April 25

Travel Advisory
04/15/2011


Bucks Creek Road bridge rehabilitation project starts April 25


On April 25, a PennDOT contractor will begin work on a bridge rehabilitation project on State Route 4027 (Bucks Creek Road) in Ridgebury Township, Bradford County.

The bridge is located approximately 200 feet from the intersection with State Route 4013 (Berwick Turnpike) and carries Bucks Creek Road over Bentley Creek.

Work will consist of replacing the bridge deck and parapets, new guiderail and new roadway approaches.

One-lane traffic will be controlled by stop signs during construction.

All work should be completed by the end of September.

The Velotta Company from Sharon Center, Ohio, is the prime contractor for this $1,016,737 contract.

I-99 Open except for Right Lane Southbound

Left lane now open on Southbound I-99; right lane remains closed
Both northbound lanes are open


Clearfield – PennDOT advises that the left (passing lane) of I-99 southbound is now open in the State College area. The southbound detours have been lifted.

The right (travel) lane remains closed. The right lane will be closed for a few more hours between the Shiloh Road exit (exit 76) and the Bellefonte/Route 150 exit (exit 78).

Both northbound lanes re-opened earlier this afternoon and the northbound detours were lifted.

PennDOT will continue to issue updates on the situation as information becomes available.

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

Robert G. Hager, 73 of Gifford, PA

Robert G. Hager, 73 of Gifford, passed away Friday April 15, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland OH. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

PITT-BRADFORD STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS AT CONVOCATION

PITT-BRADFORD STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS AT CONVOCATION

BRADFORD, Pa. – More than 40 students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford were recognized for their academic achievements and contributions to campus life at the university’s annual Honors Convocation held today.

Before the awards were given, Rick Nelson, associate professor of business management, gave the keynote address.

Fifteen students were named University Scholars, an honor given to juniors, seniors and students from the previous year’s graduating class who are or were in the top 2 percent of their class.

Those named University Scholars who were 2010 graduates were Jenelle M. Elmquist, a social studies 7-12 major from Sheffield; Kathy M. Long, an elementary education major from Kane; Ashley R. Neal, a sports medicine major from St. Marys; and Nicole J. Walter, an elementary education major from Gifford.

Those seniors named University Scholars were Joshua W. Flowers, a chemistry and chemistry education 7-12 major from New Columbia; Prashant Gabani, a biology and chemistry major from Bridgeville; Kathleen A. Plyler, a business management major from Titusville; Samila F. Sosic, an interdisciplinary arts major from Bradford; and Kaitlin M. Zapel, a human relations major from Bradford.

Juniors named University Scholars were Jeffrey Bosworth, a business management major from Bradford; Brenda Brandon, an elementary education major from Bradford; Elizabeth Dick, a psychology major from Latrobe; Sara A. Gligora, a sociology major from Milton; Laura L. Long, an athletic training major from Pittsfield; and Thomas Taylor, a business management major from Bradford.

Dr. Steven Hardin, vice president and dean of academic affairs, presented academic excellence awards to students with the highest academic performance in their classes: freshmen Marissa Sum Yin Poon, a business management major from Hong Kong, and Philip Graves, an engineering major from Cranberry Township; sophomores Jennifer L. Trippett, an interdisciplinary arts major from Lemont, and Paul M. Woods, a biology major from Port Allegany; junior Nicole M. Ewing, an accounting major from Kane; and graduating seniors Kathleen Plyler and Prashant Gabani.

Six seniors received Outstanding Achievement Awards, given by each academic division to the senior with the best academic performance: Janet McCauley Award for Behavioral and Social Sciences, Barbara S. Headley, a human relations major from Port Allegany; Biological and Health Sciences, Prashant Gabani and Ashley Neal; Communication and the Arts, Samila Sosic; Management and Education, Kathy Magnuson Long; and Physical and Computational Sciences, Joshua William Parslow, an applied mathematics and mathematics education 7-12 major from Westfield.

Other awards were presented to Heather Lynne Kelley, an accounting and business management major from Port Allegany, IMA Outstanding Accounting Student Award; Matthew Reiner, a computer information systems and technology major from Shinglehouse, David L. Blackmore Award for Business; Jessica Lynn Bogart, a business management and accounting major from North East, PICPA Excellence in Accounting Award; Sarah Brittany Dwyer, a business education K-12 and business management major from Warren, Education Student Award; Barbara S. Headley, Human Relations Award; Leslie K. Shallop, a nursing major from Bradford, ASN Student Nursing Award; Lindsey Renee Burkey, a nursing major from Clarendon, BSN Student Nursing Award; Michael J. Varone, an engineering science major from Lewis Run, Engineering Award; Michael J. Marcella, a biology major from Bradford, the American Chemical Society Award;

Andrew J. Braeger, an interdisciplinary arts major from Erie, Robert C. Laing Creative Arts Award in Art; Adriana Vaccaro, an interdisciplinary arts major from Bradford, Robert C. Laing Creative Arts Award in Music; Katherine G. Yeagle, a broadcast communications major from Newville, Robert C. Laing Creative Arts Award in Theater; Stewart B. Skeel, a writing major from Carlisle, Robert C. Laing Creative Arts Award in Writing; Mark J. Waidell, a broadcast communications major from Tamaqua, James D. Guelfi Award in Broadcast Communications; Alex W. Davis, a public relations major from Emporium, James D. Guelfi Award in Public Relations;

Lyndon C. Orinion, a computer information systems and technology major from Washington, D.C., the Student Life Award for Outstanding Leadership, Scholarship, Character and Service to the University; and Vogue A. Bernard, a human relations major from Shinglehouse, and Alisha M. Wisel, a sport and recreation management major from Lewisburg, the Student Affairs Special Recognition Award.

The attached photo shows Rick Nelson, associate professor of business management, giving the keynote address at Honors Convocation held today at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

10 Ton Weight Limit Posted On Rt. 155 & 607 Starting Monday

GROSS WEIGHT LIMIT TO BE RESTRICTED ON STATE ROUTES 607 AND 155 IN POTTER COUNTY AND STATE ROUTE 155 IN CAMERON COUNTY

Notice is hereby given pursuant to provisions of Section 4902 of the “Vehicle Code” that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will place a 10-ton Gross Weight Limitation on State Route 607 in Potter County and on a section of State Route 155 in Potter County and Cameron County, Pennsylvania.

These postings will be effective April 18, 2011 as follows:

State Route 607 known as Keating Summit Road and Main Street, from the intersection of State Route 155 in Keating Township to the intersection of State Route 872 in Austin Borough, Potter County.

State Route 155 known as Sizerville Road, from the Cameron/Potter county line in Portage Township, north to the intersection of State Route 607—Keating Summit Road in Keating Township, Potter County.

State Route 155 known as Prospect Park, Sizerville, Fourmile, Portage, and Gardeau Roads, from the intersection of State Route 120 in Shippen Township, to the Cameron/Potter County line in Portage Township, Cameron County.

Any questions concerning the use of the above listed highway should be addressed to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at (814) 765-0495

ROTARY CLUB RECOGNIZES “CITIZENS OF TOMORROW”

ROTARY CLUB RECOGNIZES “CITIZENS OF TOMORROW”

LEFT TO RIGHT: Billy Majot, Junior, Steve Mongillo, Rotary Member and Coudersport Jr Sr High School Principal and Brittany Meise, Junior.

Each week, the Coudersport Rotary Club hosts two or more local students at the Club’s regular meeting in acknowledge of that students accomplishments and future pursuits and to introduce them to the Club’s philosophy of “Service Above Self”

Last weeks “Citizens of Tomorrow” included Billy Majot and Brittany Meise.

Billy Majot is the a junior at the Coudersport Junior Senior High School who who likes to play sports and intends on obtaining an undergraduate degree in Culinary Arts. He is the son of Colleen and Bill Majot of Coudersport.

Brittany Meise is also a junior at the Coudersport High School who intends on attending DeVry University as a major in Business Management. She is the daughter of Jennifer Foster and Jason Meise.

Anyone interest in recognizing a student of the Coudersport Jr Sr High School as a Rotary “Citizen of Tomorrow” should contact Steve Mongillo at 274-8501 or by email at smongillo@coudyschools.net.

VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM APRIL 19

VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM APRIL 19

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s vocal arts ensemble will perform a spring concert Tuesday, April 19.

The free program will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall.

The ensemble will perform a varied concert that includes Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World,” Richard Rodgers’ “My Favorite Things,” Duncan Sheik’s “The Song of Purple Summer” and an arrangement of “Follow the Drinking Gourd” by Dan Davison.

There will be three solo performances by ensemble members: Andrew Howarth, a criminal justice major from Marlton, N.J., will sing George Harrison’s “Something,” Carnell Lawson, a broadcast communications major from Trainer, will sing Alan Menken’s “Colors of the Wind,” and Kristen Miller, a business management major from Gibsonia, will sing Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.”

Other students will also perform solos. Marco Dominguez, a sports medicine major from Norwalk, Calif., will sing Harold Arlen’s “I’ve Got the World on a String.” Diamond Dyer, a chemistry major from Harleysville, will sing Jan van Eyck’s “Amarilli, Mia Bella.” Kimberly Gardner of Ridgway will sing Cesar Frank’s “Hear My Cry, O Lord.” Amirah Sabir, a sports medicine major from Washington, D.C., will perform Kent Kennan’s “Night Soliloquy” for flute and piano. Elizabeth Schwab, a business management major from Duke Center, will sing “How Could I Ever Know” by Marsha Norman.

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

Wind Advisory issued April 15 at 1:56PM EDT expiring April 17 at 12: 00AM EDT by NWS State College http://www.nws.noaa.gov/er/ctp

The National Weather Service has issued a ...
Wind Advisory in effect from 10 am Saturday to midnight EDT
Saturday night...

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 10 am Saturday to midnight EDT
Saturday night.

* Location... central and eastern Pennsylvania.

* Winds... south to southeast winds increasing to 20 to 35 mph with
gusts in excess of 45 mph possible.

* Timing... mid to late morning through Saturday evening.

* Impacts... strong wind gusts may produce minor property damage
and blow around loose outdoor objects. Trees with shallow root
systems may be more easily blown over due to combined effects of
wind gusts and saturated soils from heavy rainfall.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph or
gusts of 46 and 57 mph are expected. Winds this strong may cause
minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in
high profile vehicles should use caution until the wind subsides.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio for further details or updates.

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County April 18-April 22, 2011

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County April 18-April 22, 2011

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of April 18 through April 22, weather
Permitting

Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

Potter County 0260:
Sign Crew:
• Various Routes – Resetting signs throughout the county

Bridge Crew:
● State Route: 3015- Bridge Guiderail Repair

Coneville Crew:
● State Route: 44 - Patching

Coudersport Crew
● State Route: 49 – Patching – Monday
• State Route: 3015 – Repairing Washouts – Tuesday & Wednesday
• State Route: 44 – Road Maintenance – Thursday & Friday

Ulysses/Genesee Crew
● Various Routes- Bridge Flushing

Galeton/Germania Crew
• Various Routes – Bridge Flushing

Keating Summit Crew:
● State Route: 607 – Guiderail Repair – Monday-Wednesday
• State Route: 3001 – Repairing Washouts – Thursday & Friday

Cameron County 0240:
● State Route: 0120 – Ditch Cleaning
● State Route: 0120 & 0046 – Brushing

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Asplundh: State Route 872, Potter County, Tree Trimming
• Glenn O. Hawbaker: State Route 872, Potter County, Bridge Repair
• Swank Contracting: State Route 120, Cameron County, Bridge Repair

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

PennDOT reminds motorists they can also log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.

Travel Advisory Update

Travel Advisory
Beautys Run road bridge replacement scheduled next week


Friday, April 15 UPDATE:

The temporary replacement bridge on Beautys Run Road in Lycoming County will be opened to traffic by 4 this afternoon.

The detour will be lifted once the new bridge is open.

Friday, April 15 UPDATE re: Rolling roadblocks on I-80 EB near Columbia County bridge work zone starting tomorrow

Friday, April 15 UPDATE:

The contractor is cancelling the beam deliveries for the I-80 work zone near Mifflinville for next week (as originally scheduled – see earlier advisory below) as the causeway in the river is beginning to overtop now and it will most likely remain that way well into next week.

Beam setting will resume (tentatively) the following week, April 25-29.

The contractor used the rolling roadblock method yesterday and opened to two lanes as soon as the eastbound river bridge was cleared. Very limited delays were experienced.

Route 414/Blockhouse Road intersection in downtown Liberty blocked by stuck truck

Travel Advisory
Route 414/Blockhouse Road intersection in downtown Liberty blocked by stuck truck

A large truck hauling a wide load is stuck at this time at the intersection of Route 414 (School House Hill Road) and SR 2005 (Blockhouse Road) in downtown Liberty, Tioga County.

It was not immediately known how long it might take to unblock the intersection.

Motorists are advised to avoid that area for the time being.

No further details are currently available.

Brooks Fills Rotary In On Austin Centennial Celebration

BROOKS GIVES ROTARY CLUB
A HISTORY LESSON ON THE AUSTIN DAM


PICTURED ABOVE: David Brook, Executive Director of the Potter County Visitor’s Association and John Abplanalp, Rotary Club Member and Visitor’s Association Board Member

David Brooks, Executive Director of the Potter County Visitor's Association, met with Rotary Club members to discuss the history of the Austin Dam, the upcoming Austin Dam Centennial (slated for Sept. 30 thru Oct 2) and the Master Site Plan showing the proposed enhancements and expansions to be made to the park.

David explained that the Dam was a necessary component of the paper mill which was formed due to the pulp wood that was left in the area after the timber boom. Although the mill is still standing it is not open to tourists.

There are several theories about why the dam ruptured including the failure to allow the cement to dry thoroughly before being filled with water. Seventy-eight lives were lost, which mostly included people trying to save the lives of others. Today, each trail within the park is named in honor of those victims.

The park includes greater than 2 miles of hiking trail, 10-12 picnic areas, an electric pavilion inclusive of internet and benches, made possible in part by the woodworking skills of the PA Civilian Conservation Corps. The park has become a popular place for weddings and the Austin Park Association is in the process of applying for grant money to expand upon the roadway to and through the park, as well as other expansions to this tourist attraction.

Brooks explained that the upcoming Austin Dam Centennial, slated for Sept. 30 thru Oct 2 of this year, will commemorate those events that transpired in Austin 100 years ago when the dam collapsed. “We are hoping to transform the town of Austin into the early 1900’s era with the residents dressing in clothing of the times, erecting hitching posts for horses and more,” added Brooks.

Those interested in participating in the Austin Dam activities should contact David Brooks directly at 274-3365 or at dbrooks@visitpottercounty.com.

Peregrine Falcon Banding Event on May 17

DEP Invites Teachers and Students to Join or Watch Peregrine Falcon Banding Event on May 17

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pennsylvania Game Commission will conduct the annual peregrine falcon banding event from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 in the auditorium of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg. DEP invites teachers, non-formal educators ... More...

If You Want To Vote In PA Primary, You Must Register By Monday

Voter Registration Deadline
Is Monday, April 18


Monday, April 18, is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania’s May 17 primary election. Primary voters will cast ballots for candidates for a variety of judicial, county, and municipal offices. Applications from Pennsylvanians registering for the first time, changing their address or changing their party affiliation must be postmarked or delivered to the applicant’s county board of elections by the close of business on Monday.

Individuals must be registered in a major political party to vote in that party’s primary. Electors wishing to vote who are not currently registered with one of the major parties must register by April 18 as either a Democrat or Republican in order to participate in the May 17 primary.

Those applying to register to vote for the May 17 primary must be:

  • A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the primary;
  • A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which the individual desires to register and vote for at least 30 days before the primary;
  • At least 18 years of age on or before the primary.

For more information on voter registration, call 1-877-868-3772.

10 Ton Limits On 2 Bradford County Roads

Two More Roads Posted In Bradford County
PennDOT is advising motorists in Bradford County that another two roads will soon be posted with permanent, year-round, 10-ton weight restrictions.


The following state highways will get the weight restrictions along the sections noted:

• State Route 1013 (Centerville Road) in Le Raysville Borough (the state-owned portion of the road);

• State Route 1043 (Sheshequin Road) in Wysox and Sheshequin townships, from James Street, north to Ridge Road.

PennDOT posting seven more roads in Lycoming County

PennDOT posting seven more roads in Lycoming County

PennDOT is advising motorists in Lycoming County that three roads will soon be posted with permanent, year-round, 10-ton weight restrictions.

The following state highways will get the weight restrictions along the sections noted:

• State Route 973 in Hepburn, Eldred and Upper Fairfield townships, from Lycoming Creek Road at Hepburnville to Route 87 at Loyalsockville;

• State Route 4001 (Little Pine Creek Road) in Pine and Cummings townships, from Route 44 to Route 287;

• State Route 4002 (Oregon Hill Road) in Pine Township, from Wilson Hill Road to Route 287.

• SR 2030 (Back Street) in Upper Fairfield Township, from Route 87 to Kehrer Hill Road;

• SR 2041 (Carey Hill Road) in Upper Fairfield Township, from Route 87 to Back Street;

• SR 3015 (Daugherty’s Run Road) in the City of Williamsport and the townships of Old Lycoming, Woodward, Lycoming and Anthony, from West Fourth Street to Route 973;

• SR 3023 (Kiess Hill Road) in Anthony Township, from Queneshaque Road to Daugherty’s Run Road.

The postings are being put in place based of traffic-and-engineering studies indicating that these highways may be damaged by the use of vehicles that exceed the restriction.

School buses and local-delivery trucks are exempted from the postings.

The postings will take effect as soon as the required signage is erected. A PennDOT maintenance crew will begin placing the road posting signs on or after April 18.

I-99 expected to stay closed until 3 p.m.

Update: I-99 expected to stay closed until 3 p.m.
April 15, 2011 11:03am EDT

Centre Daily Times

A crash involving a tanker carrying 8,000 gallons of ethanol and a tractor trailer containing paper products has closed Interstate 99 in both directions in the Shiloh Road area this morning.

PennDOT at 11 a.m. issued an update saying it does not expect the road to reopen until about 3 p.m.

One person is presumed dead in the crash, and firefighters are pouring about 1,000 gallons of water per minute on the tanker to control the fire that is burning away the ethanol fumes, said Centre Region Fire Director Steve Bair. Twelve to 13 tankers are shuttling water to the scene. More with photos...

Oswayo Easter Egg Hunt Rescheduled On Sunday

Due to the forecast for rain and colder temperatures tomorrow, the 2011 Oswayo Easter Egg Hunt will be held, instead, on Sunday, April 17th at 12:00pm at the same place, 133 School St. (the old Schoolhouse).

GAME COMMISSION RELEASES OFFICIAL 2010 BEAR HARVEST

GAME COMMISSION RELEASES OFFICIAL 2010 BEAR HARVEST

HARRISBURG – According to official 2010 bear harvest figures released today by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, hunters took a total of 3,090, which included 269 bears during the first-ever, five-day statewide archery bear season and 2,821 bears during the statewide three-day season, which included a Saturday-opener.

This harvest ranks fifth among Pennsylvania’s annual bear harvests. In 2005, hunters set a record harvest of 4,164 bears. Other recent harvests were: 3,512 in 2009; 3,458 in 2008; 2,360 in 2007; 3,122 in 2006; 2,972 in 2004; 3,000 in 2003; 2,686 in 2002; 3,063 in 2001; and 3,075 in 2000.

In all, 11 bears taken by hunters weighed 600 pounds or more, further illustrating Pennsylvania’s status as a major bear hunting destination.

The bear harvest by Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) for both seasons (archery and 3-day), including 2009’s harvest results in parentheses, were: WMU 1A, 11 (8); WMU 1B, 42 (36); WMU 2A, 1 (0); WMU 2C, 307 (247); WMU 2D, 146 (128); WMU 2E, 94 (77); WMU 2F, 202 (282); WMU 2G, 894 (1,027); WMU 3A, 199 (255); WMU 3B, 234 (292); WMU 3C, 118 (73); WMU 3D, 284 (276); WMU 4A, 135 (125); WMU 4B, 55 (43); WMU 4C, 90 (141); WMU 4D, 245 (442); WMU 4E, 31 (58); and WMU 5C, 2 (1).

Bears were taken in 54 counties. In 2008 and 2009, bears were taken in 54 counties and, in 49 counties in 2007. Harvest by county and region, with 2009’s figure in parenthesis, were:

Northwest: Venango, 57 (33); Warren, 54 (101); Clarion, 49 (48); Forest, 47 (60); Jefferson, 34 (59); Crawford, 10 (8); Butler, 12 (13); Mercer, 2 (3); and Erie, 3 (0).

Southwest: Fayette, 101 (72); Somerset, 83 (72); Westmoreland, 62 (65); Armstrong, 56 (44); Indiana, 43 (33); and Cambria, 18 (19).

Northcentral: Clinton, 250 (295); Lycoming, 230 (280); Tioga, 184 (217); Clearfield, 182 (135); Potter, 148 (181); Cameron, 138 (214); Centre, 119 (148); McKean, 92 (142); Elk, 89 (121); and Union, 46 (51).

Southcentral: Huntingdon, 95 (110); Bedford, 84 (65); Mifflin, 43 (64); Blair, 31 (44); Juniata, 19 (33); Snyder, 19 (23); Perry, 17 (8); Fulton, 11 (16); Franklin, 8 (5); and Cumberland, 1 (0).

Northeast: Pike, 134 (117); Wayne, 93 (49); Monroe, 69 (77); Luzerne, 58 (56); Sullivan, 57 (68); Susquehanna, 41 (30); Bradford, 38 (74); Carbon, 35 (66); Wyoming, 22 (44); Lackawanna, 19 (32); Columbia, 20 (27); Northumberland, 3 (6); and Montour, 1 (1).

Southeast: Schuylkill, 27 (37); Dauphin, 20 (24); Lebanon, 7 (8); Berks, 2 (7); and Northampton, 7 (5).

Recalls

Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Voluntarily Recalls Two Lots of TOPAMAX®

Lost Dog Chocolate Lab

Lost Puppy

Lost puppy in the gold area, chocolate lab, blue collar, may have been seen heading towards Ulysses.
I want to say thank you for posting my notice. She was found this morning hit in the road not far from home. thank you again.

Tony Alfieri Is A Candidate For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of McKean County

Smethport Attorney, Tony Alfieri, is a candidate for the position of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of McKean County which has been vacant since the retirement of Judge John H. Yoder.

He is a life long Republican and plans to run for both the Republican and Democratic nominations in the May primary.

Alfieri has practiced law in McKean County for the past 28 years. Formerly a partner in the law firm of Mutzabaugh, Saunders, Mattie & Alfieri and the firm of Mattie & Alfieri, he is currently senior partner in the law firm of Alfieri & Alfieri.

His practice includes a broad range of areas of the law including litigation, wills, estate administration, real estate, corporate law, family law, juvenile and municipal law. He is the municipal solicitor for the Borough of Kane, Keating Township, Eldred Township, Annin Township and several other boroughs and townships.

He has prior experience in criminal law writing appellate briefs in felony cases for the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office. He has been appointed as a guardian ad litem, representing the interests of children who are victims of abuse or who are caught in the middle of custody disputes. He has also served as a master in domestic relations cases. From 1979-1980 he taught organic chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.


He is a member of the McKean County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He was president of the McKean County Bar Association from 2006-2008 and was awarded the County Bar President
’s Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2008.

He has been an attorney advisor for high school students for several years in the Pennsylvania Statewide Mock Trial Competition. In 2008 he was co-coordinator for District 3 and judged the State Finals of the Mock Trial Competition in Harrisburg.


Alfieri graduated from Smethport Area Jr.-Sr. High School in 1975. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 in Economics with a minor in chemistry. He received his Juris Doctorate degree at Ohio Northern University’s Claude W. Pettit College of Law where he was a member of the Ohio Northern University Law Review. He graduated in the top 5 percent of his class and was inducted into the Loyal Order of the Coif.

Alfieri is very active in community service and volunteer groups and is a: member, board member, past president and current vice president of the Smethport Rotary Club and was made a Paul Harris Fellow in 1998; board member, past president and past campaign chairman of the Smethport Area United Way; president and board member of the Smethport Area School District Foundation; helped write and produce several trial re-enactments for the McKean County Historical Society; president and board member of the Memorial Swimming Pool; member, board member and past president of the Smethport Country Club; assistant Cub Scout Den Leader for Pack 501; former coach and manager for girls softball in the Smethport-Mt. Jewett Little League.

Alfieri lives in Smethport with his three children, Alexandra, a first year medical student, Felicia and Dominic.

Troopers Recover Vehicle Stolen From Whitesville, NY

Stolen Vehicle Left At Ball Field

A stolen 1998 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck was recovered by State Police from Coudersport Station on Wednesday near the Genesee Baseball Field in Genesee Township, Potter County.


Police responded to a complaint of an abandoned vehicle.

Evidence at the scene indicated the vehicle had been tampered with and was possibly stolen.


A subsequent interview with Mark Copp of 845 Snow Road, Whitesville, NY, the vehicle's owner,
confirmed that the vehicle was stolen. It had been left at that location for about 10 days.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Roger McCloskey is the investigator.