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Howard's Inc.

Fall Revival

Fall Revival

Coudersport Free Methodist Church

Howards Inc.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Music On The Lawn At Ulysses Library Monday June 13 at 7:00 pm

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4-County Lease Group Meeting June 16 At Shinglehouse Firehall

Clarendon Couple Dead In MVA On Route 6 Near Sheffield

2 Die In MVA On Route 6
At 9:36 pm on Saturday, EMS has arrived on scene of a motor vehicle accident on Route 6 in the Sheffield-Ludlow area. The dispatch indicated entrapment. Kane Ambulance & Medic was dispatched to assist Sheffield Ambulance. A helicopter on standby was cancelled and the coroner dispatched.

State police at Warren identified the driver as Dwayne E. Wilson, 42, and his passenger, Heidi S. Wilson, 41, both of Clarendon. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Route 6.

Their Dodge Ram 1500 crashed after it went off the road, striking a fence, a porch pillar and a tree.

Coudersport Fire Police Dispatched For Traffic Control

At 5:00 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Police have been dispatched for non-emergency traffic control. Call 911 center for details.

Archiving Project For County Records Underway

Archiving Project For County Records Underway

archivingPotter County has qualified for a joint federal/state program designed to help local governments organize and protect important records. The project, which will involve many county departments, gets underway this week. Commissioner Susan Kefover has agreed to serve as the point person. It’s part of a project being spearheaded by the Pennsylvania State Archives to assist county governments in archiving records and historical documents.

The Potter County Commissioners were awarded a grant that covers the costs for a professional archivist/records manager to work with elected officials, department heads and administrative personnel over an eight-week period on archiving, backing up and purging county records. A separate component of the project will be a workshop during which borough and township officials will be educated on record preservation.

WESB Radio Covers Soap Box Derby In Bradford

It's Soap Box Derby Day in Bradford
Link
Anne Holliday At WESB has the on scene report with photos.

Man Injured In ATV Crash In Sinnemahoning Area

ATV Crash In Sinnemahoning
At 3:01 pm on Saturday, Sinnemahoning Ambulance and Medics have been dispatched to an ATV accident on Grove Run Road. The location is reported to be all the way back on Grove Hill Road. A Stat Helicopter has been put on standby.
3:16 pm--Medics RECALLED by EMS on scene. Patient refused transport.

Saturday Night Activities At Cherry Springs State Park

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Injuries in Charleston Township Crash Today


6/11/201112:23 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 956 S ELK RUN RD CHARLESTON TWP

At least two patients were transported by Wellsboro Ambulances to Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro after a MVA on South Elk Run Road in Charleston Township At 12:30 pm Saturday afternoon according to the Potter-Tioga County call log. Two helicopters were recalled. No other details available.

Flag Retirement Ceremony Tuesday At Ulysses Legion

Krancer Villified By Gas Drilling Enemies

Pennsylvania secretary says he's been 'vilified' by foes of natural gas drilling

By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer

At a hearing Thursday about drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale formation, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer lamented the "radicalization" of the discourse.

He said he was being "vilified" by drilling opponents.

"This matter has been radicalized fairly recently. Some folks just don't want to debate at all how it can be done safely," said Krancer, a lawyer from Bryn Mawr. "They just want to kill it . . . they're pulling out all the stops to make sure it doesn't happen."

In contrast, he said, "My mantra is sound science, facts; no emotion; no fiction." More...

Residents Oppose PGE Water Facility On Route 44



PGE continues testimony before Watson Twp. zoning hearing board

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

Dorothy P. Larson, 91, formerly of 121 W. Main, Mt. Jewett, PA

Dorothy P. Larson, 91, formerly of 121 W. Main, Mt. Jewett, PA, passed away Thursday June 9, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Laurie Kapuscinski in Jamestown, NY.

She was born August 28, 1919 in Mt. Jewett, the daughter of Hartley and Emma Winner Adair. On July 3, 1952, she married Arthur E. Larson in Sheffield, PA, who passed away June 28, 2007.

Dorothy graduated from Mt. Jewett High School in 1937. During WWII, she worked at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, NY, after the war, she worked at Thompson & Co. Hardware in Mt. Jewett. She had been a member of the Mt. Jewett United Methodist Church; the Mineola Rebekah Lodge; VFW Auxiliary; and also worked at the former Lantz Corners Hotel. Dorothy was a supporter of Futures Rehabilitation, Inc. in Bradford, PA and the Special Olympics.

Dorothy loved cooking, reading, and was a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers. She was devoted to her family, always caring for everyone.

She is survived by a daughter, Laurie Kapuscinski of Jamestown, NY; two sons, Gregory (Peggy) Larson of Wilcox, PA; Thomas Larson of Jamestown. NY; three grandchildren, Abbi and Dana Kapuscinski, of Jamestown, NY; Colin Larson of Ridgway, PA; two great grandchildren, Brianna and Seth Larson of Ridgway, PA; two sisters, Phyllis Bills of Sheffield, PA; Winnie Edinger of Mt. Jewett, PA; and two brothers, William Adair of Edinboro, PA; and Robin Adair of Melbourne. FL.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Kennedy; two brothers, Richard and Donald Adair; and a nephew, Terry Edinger.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday June 14, 2011 in the Cummings Funeral Home, Mt. Jewett, PA with the Rev. W. Craig Smith, pastor of the Mt. Jewett/Hazel Hurst United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

Burial will be in Nebo Cemetery in Mt. Jewett.

Memorials may be made to Futures Rehabilitation Center Inc., One Futures Way, Bradford, PA 16701; or Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.

House Action for the Week of June 13, 2011

Saving Unemployment Compensation, Voter ID and Adding Bath Salts and Synthetic Drugs as Controlled Substances on House Agenda

The state House returns to session on Monday, June 13, to debate and vote on various issues of importance.

Helping Unemployed Workers by Saving and Fixing the Unemployment Compensation System

The House will take up Senate Bill 1030 (Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder/Dauphin/Luzerne), which would save the bankrupt Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund an estimated $137 million per year. While federal emergency unemployment benefits expire Saturday, June 11, for 135,000 out-of-work Pennsylvanians, there is still time to pass this necessary legislation and get it to the governor’s before there is a disruption in benefits. The bill will:

Require an active job search – Pennsylvania is the only state where a job search is not required.

Increase the minimum weekly benefit rate.
Create a severance pay offset (32 states take into account dismissal pay, nine states prohibit people from receiving UC benefits while receiving severance pay).
Establish standards of willful misconduct and refine current law to modify eligibility benefits for people who voluntarily quit their job. These are standards similar to those in 40 other states.

Despite an unemployment rate lower than most states, Pennsylvania has been paying out more unemployment compensation benefits than all other states except California.

Ensuring a Proper Vote: Valid Photo ID Required

The Pennsylvania Voter Identification Protection Act can prevent the four most widely documented types of voter fraud, including: impersonation at the polls; fictitious registrations; double-voting; and voting by illegal aliens. Modeled after Indiana’s photo identification law, which was upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008, House Bill 934 (Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler) would amend the state election code to require all voters to present valid photo ID before voting. Current Pennsylvania law requires photo ID for voters who appear to vote in an election district for the first time. Legislation containing voter ID had already passed the General Assembly only to be vetoed by former Gov. Ed Rendell.

Luzerne County’s “Kids For Cash” Aftermath: Making the Courts Safe for Kids

Last year, the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice identified a number of problems to be corrected in order to restore public confidence in the state’s juvenile courts system. House Bill 1546 (Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne County) would mandate the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission analyze information and make recommendations to judges and the Administrative Offices of the Courts. The agency would also post the information on its website, ensuring the data is shared.

House Bill 1567 (Rep. Karen Boback, R-Luzerne County) deals with the public pensions of officials pleading guilty or no contest, or are found guilty in public corruption cases; the pensions would be immediately forfeited.
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.

Dice Run For Sydney 7-20

Power Outage Reported In Most of Port Allegany Area

POWER OUTAGE
At 11:15 am on Saturday, We have been advised that Port Allegany is experiencing a power outage.

Roulette Ambulance To Port Allegany

At 11:14 am on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Port Allegany for a medical call.

Lost Dog Schnauzer Type

Lost dog found in the Beech Hill Subdivision.

A very friendly schnauzser
dog wearing a nylon web collar with a fastex buckle came to my house this
morning and would not leave. Call 814-274-9135 or 814-203-0524.

Brockport Man Dies In Crash On Rt. 219

Fatal Crash on Route 219 in Elk County

A Brockport man is dead following an accident last night on Route 219 in Horton Township in Elk County.

State police say 57-year-old Clarence Russell was apparently speeding at about 10:15 p.m. when his pickup truck went off the road and hit a guiderail. The truck then went back onto the road, traveled across both lanes, went off the road again, hit another guiderail and rolled over.

Russell was taken by ambulance to Elk Regional Health Center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour after the accident.

Summer Fest 5K 7-2

Eldred Man Indicted Again In Texas

Grand jury re-indicts Pennsylvania man on child sexual assault

By Anna Waugh
YourConroeNews.com

A Montgomery County grand jury re-indicted a Pennsylvania man Thursday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault with a child.

Ricky Paul James Sr., 53, of Eldred, Pa., allegedly touched his 8-year-old granddaughter while she was in the shower on June 3, 2009, said attorney Bill Pattillo, who is representing James.

“My client adamantly denies the charge,” he said.

Pattillo said the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office plans to add a prior sexual assault conviction in Pennsylvania that James served time for years ago. He was uncertain of the details of that offense, but said the addition of it to the current charge would “enhance the sentence to automatic life” in prison if James is convicted. More...

Drillers' Money Talks In Hearing On Safety Of Hydraulic Fracturing

Drillers to pack hydraulic fracturing safety hearing

By Timothy Puko
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Saturday, June 11, 2011

A group funded by the oil industry is offering free meals, hotel rooms and transportation across the state to bring sympathizers to a federal safety hearing on Monday on the drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing.

Jane Ellen Boyer, age 89, Westfield, PA., and a former resident of Temple,

Jane Ellen Boyer, age 89, Westfield, PA., and a former resident of Temple, died June 8 at 7:00 am at home.

Born in Reading, PA., she was the wife of the late Sidney B. Boyer. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by parents, William and Elsie (Wright) Stephan; brother Richard Stephan; and son-in-law Oscar Swartwood Jr.

She was a 1939 graduate of Reading High School. She was a seamer for 8 years at the Berkshire Knitting Mills and was a homemaker. She was a member of Faith Evangelical Congregational Church, Temple, where she was Sunday School secretary for many years as well as singing in the choir for fifty years. She was a member for many years of the Berks County Chapter of the WCTU.

She is survived by two children, daughter, Karal and husband Stanley Taft, of Westfield; and son, John and wife Wanda Boyer of Mohrsville. Also surviving are five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday June 11, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc., 4914 Kutztown Rd., Temple, with the Rev John Haag presiding. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton. Online condolences may be recorded at www.milkinsgiles.com

Bowser Kids Raising Money For Childhood Cancer

Lemonade Stand Today in Ulysses To Benefit Childhood Cancer
Jonathan, Rachel and Charlie Bowser will be hosting a lemonade stand from their home in Ulysses on Saturday, June 11th from 11 am until 2 pm. The Bowser kids attend Agora K-12.com public cyber charter school. K-12 is promoting a nationwide charity event, in which students will emulate "Alex's Lemonade Stand" to raise money for the cancer fight. Millions of dollars have been raised since Alex started the first lemonade stand to raise money to fight childhood cancer and other children followed suit.

This weekend is National "Fight Childhood Cancer One Cup at a Time" weekend, with many events taking place across the country.

Jonathan, age 12, has been wanting to host a lemonade stand for years, because he enjoys making lemonade from freshly squeezed lemons - the more tart, the better, in his opinion. His mom has insisted upon sugar and a recipe which is tasty to the adult palate. Don't worry, we'll taste test it first!

Charlie is 11 and is a child with severe autism. Charlie will be cooking hot dogs on a hot dog roller. He's very excited about this stand and has been counting the hours until it's time to "roll."

Rachel, age 7, has been designated, "The Minion," and will basically do a lot of running for the boys.

Please come out and have a cup of lemonade and a hotdog. The price is that of a donation in the amount of your choice.

Place your name in the hat for a drawing which will feature a painting, Fall Path, by Janet Bowser to the lucky winner, no charge for the entry. 421 North Street, Ulysses, PA right next to Moon's Farm and Yard store.

Titus D. Bender, 78, of Coudersport, formerly of Ephrata, PA

Titus D. Bender, 78, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Ephrata, PA, died peacefully Thursday, June 9, 2011 at his home following a brief illness.

Born on April 4, 1933 in Colebrook, Lebanon County, PA he was the son of the late Henry A. and Ruth (Hoffer) Bender. On March 10, 1957 he married Darlene Boyer who survives. They celebrated their 54th anniversary on March 10th of this year.

Mr. Bender was employed for 30 years with Ephrata Manufacturing Foundry, retiring on April 28, 1995. He attended Calvary Baptist Church in Coudersport, and was a member of Mohler Church of the Brethren in Ephrata. He served as an usher at both churches. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, doing word search and putting puzzles together, cards and games with his family, and liked to watch Nascar and football games of Penn State and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Ronald Bender of New Holland, PA, and Michael (Shirley) Bender of Strasburg, PA, two daughters, Violet (Ron) Coates of Manheim, PA, and Deborah (Joseph) Kohl, of Denver, PA, 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one brother, Troy (Dolly) Bender of Lititz, PA, four step-sisters, Betty Boyer and Mary Lou Smith, both of Manheim, PA, Patricia (Robert) Youtz of Ephrata, PA, and Ruth (Lelan) Aurick of Lancaster, PA, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by twin grandsons, Adam and Aaron Bender, his parents, four brothers, and five sisters.

Friends are invited to attend Mr. Benders Life Celebration beginning on Sunday, June 12, 2011 with visitation from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport. Friends may also call at the Good Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Inc. Reamstown, PA, from 9:00am – 11:00am on Wednesday, June 15. Funeral services will follow at 11:00am Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Middle Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Ephrata, PA.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Bender’s memory may be made to Potter County Hospice, Inc., 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915, or to Calvary Baptist Church, Chestnut Street, Coudersport, PA 16915, or to Mohler Church of the Brethren, Ephrata, PA. To share you fondest memories of Mr. Bender, please visit www.lifecelebration.com.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Scholarship Established In Memory Of Stephen & Beckie Herzog

Herzog Memorial
Scholarship Established


A new scholarship has been established with the Smethport Area School District Foundation to benefit Smethport students interested in education careers.

The Stephen and Beckie Herzog Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior at Smethport Area High School who plans to pursue a teaching career.

The scholarship is a tribute to the Herzogs who felt that excellent teachers were vital to the success of every student.

"Our parents felt all students should receive a quality education, no matter what financial barriers they encountered or which career path they chose," said Janene Herzog Dunn. "They knew that students would experience greater success academically when influenced by a teacher who excelled in the classroom. It's only fitting that a scholarship in their name be geared toward students with that same passion."

Mr. Herzog, a 1961 Smethport Area High School alumnus, taught chemistry and math in New Jersey and at Smethport High School before joining the family business. Even after leaving the classroom, he loved discussing chemistry, especially with former students, and often helped students who worked for him with their studies. Mrs. Herzog was a kindergarten teacher in New Jersey before devoting her time and attention to her family.

For more information or to donate, visit www.smethportschools.com or call 814/887-5543.


Pictured Stephen & Beckie Herzog. Stephen passed away in March, 2011, Beckie predeceased him in November of 2000.

Police Impersonator Attempts To Abduct Woman In Cattaraugus County

Whitcomb: Man Posing as Cop Tries to
Abduct Woman in Cattaraugus County

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an attempted kidnapping by a man posing as a police officer.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb says that at around 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon a woman was driving on Route 394 in the Town of Coldspring when the man pulled her over and ordered her to get out of her car. When she refused, he grabbed her wrist and tried to force her to get out of the car. She fought him off and he fled the scene.

Whitcomb says the man was driving a large, dark-colored sedan with a flashing blue emergency light in the windshield. The car did not have any police markings on it. The man is white, in his 40s and about 5-feet, 10-inches tall with a medium build and blue/green eyes. He was wearing a light blue uniform-type shirt, dark-colored uniform-type pants and a gray Stetson hat.

Whitcomb asks that anyone with information about the man or the vehicle contact the sheriff’s office. He also urges people to use caution and common sense when being pulled over by an unmarked police vehicle.

Recall On Products Sold In Pennsylvania

California Firm Recalls Meatball Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 19:08:16 -0500

Kim Son Food Co., an Oakland, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 84,000 pounds of cooked beef and pork meatball products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

4-County Lease Group Meeting Thursday, June 16 At Shinglehouse Fire Hall

Star Hose Company Responding To Wildfire

Wildfire On Lower Portage Road
At 4:08 pm on Friday, Star Hose Company in Port Allegany has been dispatched to the area of 306 Lower Portage Road for a controlled burn that is now out of control and spreading fast.

Box Culvert Replacement Project on Route 1015 (Collins Hill Road) Delayed

Box Culvert Replacement Project on Route 1015 (Collins Hill Road) Delayed

Work to replace a Potter County bridge with a box culvert has been postponed until later this summer. The work to install a new box culvert along Route 1015 (Collins Hill Road) will begin in mid to late August. Crews from PennDOT Potter County Maintenance will perform that work.

The box culvert will replace the existing Bingham Center Bridge. The current eight-ton posting on the bridge remains in place at this time.

Garage Fire Near Janeway St In Kane

At 2:30 PM Friday station 5 was dispatched to a possible garage fire near 406 Janeway St in Kane.

I-80 lane closure between Limeridge and Mifflinville

Travel Advisory
I-80 lane closure between Limeridge and Mifflinville


These are the planned lane closures for the I-80 Mifflinville River bridge Project between Limeridge and Mifflinville for the week of June 13.

Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16: Eastbound travel lane and westbound passing lane will be closed during daylight hours between exits 241 and 242 for haul trucks to enter and exit the work site.

Temporary stop conditions will be in place during these lane closures at the westbound on ramp from route 339 at Mifflinville and the eastbound on ramp from route 11 at Limeridge.

Lane closures will be from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

There are no planned lane closures for Friday, June 17.

The 2011 Potter County Fair Book is now available online

The 2011 Potter County Fair Book is now available online at:
http://extension.psu.edu/potter/programs/4-h

Hard copy Fair Books should be available throughout Potter County soon.

Emporium and Sabula Bridge Repairs to Start Next Week

Cameron and Clearfield Counties
Emporium and Sabula Bridge Repairs to Start Next Week

Clearfield – Repair activities will start in earnest next week on two bridges in the region. Motorists will encounter traffic controls at the following locations:

Route 3001 (Broad Street) in Emporium. The bridge spans the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning. Temporary signals are in flash mode and will be fully activated on Thursday, June 16. This will allow for a one-lane closure on the bridge while repairs take place. Rocker bearing repair will take about one month. The signals will then be turned off until bridge painting takes place later this year.

Route 255 near Sabula Lake in Sandy Township. The bridge spans the Sandy Lick Creek, just north of Sabula Lake. Temporary signals are in flash mode and will be fully activated on Tuesday, June 14. This will allow for a one-lane closure on the bridge while repairs take place. Work will include beam encasements and guiderail updates. Work is expected to last about two months.

Work on both bridges is part of a $4.4 million bridge preservation contract for 21 bridges in three counties (9 in Potter County, 1 in Cameron County and 11 in Clearfield County). Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the contractor for this work.

PennDOT advises drivers to obey posted speed limits and use caution in all construction zones. 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.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Honeoye Street

At 11:26 am on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to East Honeoye Street for a medical emergency.

Kitty In Roulette

I came in to the office this morning to find this poor kitty in our back yard at the township office. She (I think) appears to be sick (or possibly poisoned) as she is doing non-stop circles with her head hung low and appears to be having difficulty breathing. I have made several fruitless attempts to find an animal rescue shelter in the area that will accept her. Mostly I am getting responses like “we are too full” or “we don’t service Potter County”.

Please, if this cat belongs to you, or someone you know, call the office. For that matter, if there is a kind soul out there that would be willing to take it in and get it to the vet, even if it is to end its suffering, your help would be greatly appreciated.

The cat looks like it has been cared for, and does not appear to be ferule or afraid of humans, so someone may know who it belongs to.

Jonathan Huff

Happy Birthday Yogi The Clown (Henry Hatcher)


Today is Yogi the Clown's 60th Birthday!

Many of us have had Yogi the Clown attend our birthday's when we were younger - and he always made the best balloons, and did everything he could to make our birthday's awesome!

So - since this is Yogi's Birthday - let's help him grant his birthday wish!


For years, Yogi has remarked that he's sure that he's in hundreds of people's photo albums from his 30+ years of clowning around. He has always wanted to see some of those photos - so he can see how he's evolved as a clown, and relive some of the joy that he's brought to others.

So - in honor of Yogi the Clown - dig out your old photo albums - find your 5th birthday party - or whatever party Yogi was at - and scan those photos!

You can upload them at his ALL NEW facebook fan page -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yogi-the-Clown/171397096255237

or email them to Josh Hatcher - officejosh@gmail.com


Feel free to write a message on his facebook wall, wishing him a Happy 60th - and if you see him around town - let him know how much you love him!

Milan Road widening and reconstruction project starts June 13

Travel Advisory
Milan Road widening and reconstruction project starts June 13


Clarification: Traffic control setup will begin June 13. The detour for through traffic will begin June 20.

A PennDOT contractor will begin a $2.3 million widening and reconstruction project along a 1.9-mile section of State Route 4014 (Milan Road) in Smithfield Township, Bradford County on Monday.

Starting June 13, through traffic will be detoured from the intersection with Laurel Hill Road and the bridge over Bucks Creek, about one-half mile west of Bluebird Road. Local traffic will be allowed access to their properties within the work zone area. Through traffic will be detoured via Laurel Hill Road.

Prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. will reconstruct and widen the roadway. The drainage will be upgraded throughout the project by replacing existing cross pipes and adding several additional cross pipes.

Motorists are asked to plan their travels accordingly.

All work under this contract is scheduled for a late October completion.

Resurfacing projects on Lower Mountain Road and Echo Beach Road in Bradford County starts June 13

Travel Advisory
Resurfacing projects on Lower Mountain Road and Echo Beach Road in Bradford County starts June 13

Resurfacing and roadway repairs are scheduled on two state routes in Bradford County starting next week, June 13.

Prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. will begin along State Route 3016 (Lower Mountain Road) in Armenia and Canton townships, where the work includes repair of eroded roadway shoulders and embankments, drainage improvements, rock-lining of ditches for erosion protection and roadway resurfacing. This work will take place along the 1.9-mile length of Lower Mountain Road, from the Tioga County line to Route 14.

Work will follow on the entire 2.5-mile length of State Route 2023 (Echo Beach Road) in Asylum Township, where drainage improvements and resurfacing will take place.

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through the work zone during daylight hours with traffic flow directed by flag persons.

This $934,000 contract is scheduled for completion by the end of July.

Now Open Sunday At Potter County Beverage In Coudersport

Morgan AM&T Seeks Quality Engineer In Coudersport Facility

QUALITY ENGINEER

Morgan AM&T has an opening for a Quality Engineer in the Coudersport, PA facility. Responsibilities of this position include facilitating customer corrective actions, specification review, advance quality planning activities, process monitoring and improvement.

Candidates interested in this position should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 5-years equivalent work experience. Familiarity with SPC, ISO 9001, GD&T, Control Plans, FMEAs and lean concepts are preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision, be flexible, and self-motivated. Compensation includes a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Resumes should be mailed to:

Morgan AM&T

ATT: Human Resource Manager

1118 East Second St.

Coudersport, PA 16915

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

DUI Charged In Pike Township

A Punxsutawney man was arrested for DUI after State Police on routine patrol observed a vehicle traveling Route 6 on May 29th at 3:03 am in Pike Township at a high rate of speed.

A traffic stop was initiated and the operator of the vehicle, Donald Dies, 41, of 1017 1/2 West Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA, was Under the Influence of Alcohol.

Dies will answer charges at District Court 55-4-03.

Disorderly Conduct Charged

A Harrison Valley man was cited for Disorderly Conduct recently after he created a disturbance on the front porch of his Harrison Valley residence.

Derrick R. Barker, 19, of 104 W. Tannery Street, Harrison Valley was cited in District Court 55-4-03.

Chainsaw Stolen in Burglary In Shippen Township

State Police at Emporium report the theft of a chainsaw from a camp located along Route 46 at the North Creek Road intersection in Shippen Township, Cameron County between 5-22 and 5-27-2011.

Unknown actor(s) forced open a shed door and removed the chainsaw valued at $100.00. Police did not list the victim's name.

Criminal Mischief In Emporium Boro

Unknown actor(s) cut a tire on a truck owned by Jennifer Talmadge of Emporium while it was parked on Wood Street in Emporium Boro on Tuesday afternoon.

Troopers estimated the loss at $150. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321

Man Who Killed PennDOT Worker While DUI Sentenced to 4 to 10 Years in Prison

Man Who Killed PennDOT Worker While
DUI Sentenced to 4 to 10 Years in Prison

The man who was under the influence of drugs when he hit and killed a PennDOT worker in October has been sentenced to 4 to 10 years in prison, according to McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn.

42-year-old Donald Blocher of Salamanca, New York, was charged in the death of Jack Griffin. The accident happened in a work zone on Olean Road in Foster Township. PennDOT worker James Burrows was also severely injured in the crash.

Blocher was on his way home from an appointment at BRMC at the time of the crash and was under the influence of eight drugs, including valium, muscle relaxants and marijuana.

Police Call For Ambulance After Assault In Port Allegany

EMS Called For Assualt Victims
At 12:09 am on Friday, Port Allegany Ambulance was dispatched to East Mill Street by Port Allegany Police for two assault victims.

At 12:29 am--A second Port Allegany Ambulance was called to the scene. The second ambulance was cancelled as the first ambulance is transporting both victims.

Bicycle Stolen From Genesee Township Tuesday

State Police recovered a bicycle that was stolen from 259 Main Street in Genesee on Tuesday between 4 and 6:30 pm.

The incident occurred when a known actor stole the bicycle owned by Nathan McMurray of Riverside Drive in Wellsville, NY. The investigation remains open.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

9mm Handgun Stolen From Vehicle On Oil Valley Road

Unknown actor(s) entered multiple vehicles parked along the Oil Valley Road in Otto Township, McKean County overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Stolen was a Beretta 9mm handgun, Model 92A1, Serial J880692 and about $15.00 in change. State Police listed the victims of the thefts as Justin McDivitt of Duke Center and John Farrell of Duke Center.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Andrasko is the investigator.

Troopers To Charge Bradford Man With DUI

A Bradford man was arrested Thursday in the Dollar General parking lot on Fraley Street in Kane Boro.

State Police initiated a traffic stop after vehicle code violations were observed. Upon further investigation, Justin Nicholas Flemingloss, 31, of Bradford, PA, was determined to be DUI and arrested.

Charges will be filed in District Court 48-3-04.

Stihl Weed Eater Stolen In Ulysses Burglary

An unknown burglar made off with a Stihl weed eater and a red 1 gallon gas can from a garage in Ulysses between Monday and Thursday.

The burglary occurred at a residence at 626 Pleasant Street in Ulysses Boro. The weed eater is owned by Melissa Lewis of 622 Pleasant Street in Ulysses, PA.

Information about this incident should go to PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Uhl is the investigator.

Broken Down Motorist Was Intoxicated

A Troy man was arrested for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol last Saturday on Route 6, 1.5 miles west of Route 449 in Ulysses Township.

Troopers received a complaint of a motorist broken down at that location at 8:26 pm. The responding trooper found that Philip M. Short, 57, of RR1 Box 20, Troy, PA was intoxicated.

Charges will be filed At District Court 55-4-03.

Automotive Parts Stolen In Burglary in Sharon Township

A burglary at D Ebeling Bus Services, located along State Route 44 South in Sharon Township between Wednesday & Thursday is under investigation by State Police.

An unknown female actor entered an unoccupied structure on the property and removed automotive parts.

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

2 Large White Dogs Found In Genesee/Hickox Area

Hello.

We have found two very large white dogs
in the Genesee/Hickox area. One is a Great Pyrenees. Both have collars but no identification.

We can be reached @ 814-203-1870.

Bike & Build Cross Country Rider Struck & Killed In Alabama

Cross Country Bike & Build Trip Leader Struck & Killed By SUV In Alabama

The Bike & Build community suffered a tragic loss Monday when South Carolina to Santa Cruz trip leader and B&B alumna Christina Genco, 22, of Newton, MA was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding in Alabama.

Christina was an active member of the Bike & Build community, having previously participated in the Boston to Santa Barbara route in 2009 as well as several of the CWM alumni rides.

Christina’s zest for life and passion for the cause made her a beloved member of the Bike & Build family and her passing has left a permanent hole in our lives. More information........

Solomon's words has tracked the Bike & Build riders through the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania for several years. This year, riders will travel to Savona, NY on June 24, to Wellsboro, on June 25th, Coudersport on June 26th, Warren on June 27th, and Franklin on June 28th.

The group that travels through the local area rides from Providence, RI to Seattle, WA, stopping along the way to help with Habitat For Humanity projects and advocating for affordable housing.
The groups usually at the Coudersport Alliance Church overnight in Coudersport.

With all the truck traffic on the road throughout the area this year, please be on the lookout for about 30 bicyclists who are sharing the road with you on the dates above and help make their ride a safe one.

Structure Fire On Maple Avenue In Wellsville

Structure Fire In Wellsville
At 9:31 pm on Thursday, Wellsville Fire Department is responding to a report of a structure fire at 114 Maple Avenue in Wellsville, NY.

Chief on scene reports smoke showing.

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Cowanesque River Drowning Victim Identified

Tioga Man Drowns While Swimming

Star Gazette

NELSON TOWNSHIP -- Authorities on Thursday identified the person who drowned Wednesday afternoon at Nelson Falls.

Tioga County Coroner Dr. James L. Wilson said Gregory Bliss, 57, of Tioga perished in the accident. Deputy Coroner Robert Gee, who investigated the incident, ruled it an accidental drowning.

Nelson Falls is part of the Cowanesque River, between Route 49 and Thornbottom Road in Nelson Township. It is just west of Cowanesque Lake. More...

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Route 44

At 7:39 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to a call on Rt. 44 in Ceres Township. Dept. 39 has been requested for lifting assistance.

EMS Called For Victims Of 4 Wheeler Accident In Hazelhurst

4 Wheeler Crash In Hazelhurst
At 6:31 pm on Thursday, Mount Jewett Ambulance and Medic 16 (Smethport) have been dispatched to 465 Dewey Avenue to assist victims of a 4 wheeler accident.

I-86 westbound, from Exit 19 to Exit 18, is now open

Westbound Interstate 86 Reopens

I-86 westbound, from Exit 19 to Exit 18, is now open to single lane traffic. Motorists no longer have to take the long detour.

Galeton Habitat House Updates

Dear Volunteers: Thanks to Mr. John Yilek of Germania the footers for the Galeton Habitat house have been dug. On Monday, June 13th, Mr. Dante Cimorelli will be at the site preparing to set the forms. If any one can help him, please be at the site at 8:00 a.m. on Monday.

After the forms are set we will need to get them inspected and then we will pour the concrete. Hopefully we will have all of this work done by Friday, June 17th. The following week we will be setting the block.


If you can help, please let us know by e-mail at jrcmblain@aol.com. Thank you - thank you!

Taffy Needs A New Home... He Is So Cute

Taffy is looking for a new home


A few weeks ago my sister passed away. She had a wonderful cat named Taffy for 14 years, but now Taffy has to find someone new to adopt him. We would love to keep Taffy, unfortunately my family has severe allergies and asthma, and it just won't work. He is an indoor cat and has never been outside, his front paws have been declawed and he is neutered. He is very playful, friendly and very clean. He misses human companionship as he has had to stay alone while my sister was in the hospital much of this past winter. Please call 814-331-9414 if you can offer him a good home.

Thursday Is Mexican Night At Olga In Coudersport

American Humane Training in Lycoming County June 25-26

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ALustinburg Road Bridge To Be Posred For 3 Ton Limit Tomorrow

Travel Advisory
PennDOT posting 3-ton weight restriction on Austinburg Road Bridge Due To Safety Concerns

For safety reasons, PennDOT is implementing a 3-ton weight restriction for a bridge on State Route 4009 (Austinburg Road) in Tioga County.

The restriction is being posted due to advancing severe deterioration.

The bridge, built in 1910, is over Troup’s Creek, just north of the intersection with SR 249 in Brookfield Township and just south of the New York line.

The 3-ton restriction will take effect as soon as the necessary signing is in place, tentatively by the end of the day tomorrow, Friday.

The bridge is currently posted for 30-ton.

Inspectors will be at the site tomorrow to more fully assess the deterioration. Temporary repairs that might allow lifting the weight restriction will then be investigated further. In the meantime, heavier vehicles are advised to take alternate routes.

Crash Closes Route 42 East Of Rt. 220

Travel Advisory
Route 42 closed at crash site in Sullivan County; detour in effect

Motorists in Sullivan County are advised that a section of Route 42 east of Route 220 is currently closed at the scene of a crash. Route 42 is closed between Route 220 and Beaver Lake Road.

Car traffic is being detoured via Beaver Lake Road and Route 220. Truck traffic will be detoured via Routes 220 and 118.

Route 42 at the crash scene is expected to be cleared sometime this evening.

Chesapeake Appalachia to upgrade State Route 3005 in Canton Township, Bradford County

Travel Advisory
Chesapeake Appalachia to upgrade State Route 3005 in Canton Township, Bradford County

Motorists in Bradford County are advised that road contractors working for Chesapeake Appalachia will upgrade State Route 3005 (Ward Hill Road) in the county over the coming weeks.

Starting this week, Ward Hill Road in Canton Township will be upgraded along its entire half-mile length, from Southside Road to Route 414. Local traffic access will be maintained while through traffic will be detoured via Southside Road, Leroy Mountain Road and Route 414. The work is expected to be completed by July 15.

Chesapeake has an excess maintenance agreement with PennDOT on this road that states the company’s responsibility for repairing any excess roadway damage as a result of its trucking operations. The company determined it would be more cost-effective to upgrade this road to support heavy-truck traffic rather than continue to make repairs.

The company’s road contractor will grind the existing roadway and base. The ground material will be mixed with concrete and serve as the new base for the roadway. Finally, the contractor will apply new blacktop.

I-80 WB lane closure near Exit 242 for guiderail repairs

Travel Advisory
I-80 WB lane closure near Exit 242 for guiderail repairs

Motorists traveling Interstate 80 westbound in Columbia County are advised of a short-term lane closure between Exit 242 (Mifflinville) and Exit 241 (Lime Ridge/Berwick) for guiderail repairs this afternoon.

Be alert for slow-moving or stopped traffic well in advance of the lane restriction.

The work is expected to be completed by early this evening.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Roadside Inn

At 2:48 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Roadside Inn on the Ceres Road for a victim of a fall.

Classes At Wellsville Creative Arts Center

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To register or for more info:
Visit the Arts Center at
124 N. Main St., Wellsville NY
Call at 585-593-3000


Elkland Jubilee 2011

Elkland Jubilee 2011 Seeking Vendors & Parade Entrants
The Elkland Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring Elkland Jubilee 2011. This year we are bringing Jubilee back bigger and better with a weekend filled with fun family events for kids of all ages. We are currently seeking vendors and parade entrants for our Saturday, July 9, 2011 day of events. Booth space cost is $25 for new vendors and $20 for returning vendors and will include electric, if needed. Informational booths that will not be selling anything will be a fee of $5. Parade entrants are free of charge. If you are interesting in becoming a vendor or entering in the parade at the Jubilee contact Deanna Sherman at 814-258-5055 or email her at dsherman69@gmail.com.

Jubilee 2nd Annual Open Car Show Seeking Entrants
The 2nd annual Jubilee Open Car Show will be held on the Coates Avenue grounds during the Jubilee festival. There will be 1st and 2nd place trophies for the best of several categories, including Ford, Chevy, Mopar and Best of Show. Goodie bags will be given to the first 25 entrants. A commemorative dash plaque will be given to the first 100 cars entering the show. During the car show there will be DJ music and lots of fun. If you are interested in bringing your car to the show, call 814.258.5055or email jubileecarshow@gmail.com.

Vintage Snowmobile Show Coming Back to Jubilee
The 2011 Jubilee will be held on Saturday, July 9th from 10 am – 4 p.m. This year we will be bringing back the ever popular Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap. If you have a snowmobile you would like to display or parts for vintage machines you would like to “swap” give Glen Mallory a call at 570-418-1241 to register your snowmobiles and get details.

ATV Accident Killed 2 Teens Wednesday Night

Two teenagers died as a result of an ATV accident at 10:00 pm Wednesday night at a location near Mt. Zion Road & Gray Hill Road in Jay Township, Elk County.

Elk Company 5, Bennett's Valley Ambulance & St. Marys medics responded to the report of 2 injured persons. A medical helicopter was dispatched and then cancelled and the Elk County Coroner was called to the scene.

One teenager was dead at the scene and the other died at Elk Regional Medical Center. WJAC-TV reports that the Elk County coroner confirmed Steven Glatt and Allen Gursky were killed in the accident.
Both were 16 years old and students at St. Marys High School.

Rep. Marty Causer Updates Residents On PA Budget

Route 15 South Welcome Center power outage late tonight; restrooms closed during that time

Travel Advisory
Route 15 South Welcome Center power outage late tonight; restrooms closed during that time

Another power outage is scheduled affecting the Route 15 South Welcome Center in Tioga County late tonight, June 9.

The restrooms at the center will be closed due to the unavailability of water during the planned outage from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The welcome center will be open otherwise.

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 872

At 12:12 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 872 for an unknown medical call. Austin ambulance is also dispatched to this call as it is possibly in Keating Township.

Further information reports a child fall victim. A medical helicopter has been put airborne to the helipad at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

Coryland Road bridge replacement project starts June 13

Travel Advisory
Coryland Road bridge replacement project starts June 13

PennDOT’s Bradford County bridge crew will begin a bridge replacement project on State Route 4031 (Coryland Road) in Wells Township next week.

Starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 13, Coryland Road will be closed at the bridge over a tributary to Beckwith Creek. The bridge is located immediately south of Roaring Run Road.

The signed detour will use Baker Road, Judson Hill Road and Route 549 for the duration of the project.

The PennDOT crew will remove the existing bridge and prepare the site for a new concrete box culvert, which will be delivered and set in place by a private contractor. Then, the PennDOT crew will restore the roadway approaches and perform all other work needed to complete the project and open the new bridge to traffic.

The closure will be in place for approximately six weeks, with the new bridge open to traffic by late July.

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Bradford County Maintenance Office in Towanda at 265-2181.

Roger Lee Herzog, 51, of Port Allegany, PA

Roger Lee Herzog, 51, of Port Allegany, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (June 9, 2011), after passing away at his home in Port Allegany, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Dec 13, 1959 in Port Allegany, a son of Minnie Fay Dunkle Herzog and John Ritchie of Port Allegany, and Gilbert Wayne Herzog of Betula.

Mr. Herzog was a 1979 graduate of Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit. He enjoyed drawing, going out to eat, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by:

One brother: Scott (Shelly Smithmeyer) Herzog of Port Allegany

Two sisters: Donna (Jerry) Simons of Betula, PA and Paula (Mark Williams) Lannager of Shinglehouse, PA, several nieces, nephews, Aunts and Uncles.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald A. Herzog.

There will be no visitation. Private services will be held with the family at the Faith Charity Church in Grimes District.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

UPDATE re: North Elk Run Road bridge replacement project starts

Travel Advisory
UPDATE: North Elk Run Road Bridge project detour will start next Monday or Tuesday, June 13 or 14.

Original Advisory:
A PennDOT maintenance crew in Tioga County will begin a bridge replacement project on State Route 1007 (North Elk Run Road) in Rutland Township in June.

Starting June 9, a detour will be implemented, directing traffic to Route 549 and Ashley Hill Road.

The PennDOT crew will remove the existing bridge over a tributary to Elk Run about a mile east of Route 549. The crew will prepare the site for a concrete box culvert, which will be delivered and set in place by a private contractor. Then the PennDOT crew will reconstruct the roadway approaches and perform any other finishing work on the project.

The new bridge is scheduled to be opened to traffic by mid-July.

6-11 Yard And Bake Sale Port Allegany

Yard and Bake Sale Free Methodist Church Port Allegany

To send three girls to youth action camp.
Camp is June 20-25th, and we still
do not have the support for them,
and we are coming down to the wire.
We are planning this for Saturday, 6/ 11th
from 900 am to 3 pm.
We are counting on this plus
a donation jar to help.
Free Methodist Church in Port Allegany
105 Smith ave. in the fellowship hall.
Thank you so much, and God bless you.

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 6 West

At 11:29 am on Thursday, Coudrsport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 6 West in front of Diamond Auto Glass for an unresponsive patient in a vehicle.

Police Looking For Missing Man

Blossburg Police have issued an alert for a missing man who has not been heard from since Friday, June 3. 2011.

Missing is Mack McCauley, 21, described as 5'10", 250 lbs, brown eyes, blond hair, tatoo on right forearm. He was driving a maroon Chevrolet pickup.

McCauley left on that date to go camping and has not been seen since. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tioga County 911 or Blossburg Police Department.

Roulette Library Closed July 1 Thru 4

Roulette Library Closed July 1 Thru 4

Due to a notice that we received on 06/08/2011, from the Experience Works Program requiring that none of their workers work on July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, the Roulette Public Library will be closed those days.

Due to the library being closed, the recycling program will also be unavailable except on Friday, July 1st from 9:00AM to 3:30PM.


We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause our patrons and are expected to have both the library and the recycling program both back to normal hours and availability beginning Tuesday, July 5th.


Jonathan Huff, Secretary
Roulette Township Supervisors

Contour Bird Lost In Coudersport

My mom just lost her contour bird it is a green with blue in it. The bird has a silver band around its foot. It was lost around the Level 3 area so it could be anywhere around the town.

Could you make this post and if anyone see’s this bird if they can please call 1-716-307-0548, 274-0224, or 331-9841

I-180 EB lane restriction east of Fairfield Road (Exit 20) today

Travel Advisory
I-180 EB lane restriction east of Fairfield Road (Exit 20) today

Motorists traveling Interstate 180 eastbound in Lycoming County are advised to be alert for a lane closure around mile 18, approximately two miles east of Exit 20 (Fairfield Road) in Fairfield and Muncy townships today.

The eastbound lane restriction may be in effect until 3 p.m. Motorists are advised to be alert for the possibility of slow-moving traffic or backups ahead of the lane closure.

A PennDOT maintenance crew will be saw-cutting the pavement in that area to assist drainage.

Route 15 lane closure with lengthy backups; consider alternate routes

Travel Advisory
Route 15 lane closure with lengthy backups; consider alternate routes

Motorists in Lycoming County are reminded of the work-zone lane closure for paving today and tomorrow on Route 15 between Route 54 and the top of Bald Eagle Mountain, between Montgomery and South Williamsport.

Construction personnel are flagging traffic through but the backups are becoming quite lengthy. Motorists are advised to consider taking alternate routes today and tomorrow between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Otherwise, plan for plenty of additional time for your travels through that section of Route 15.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Morgan AM&T Seeks Quality Engineer In Coudersport Facility

QUALITY ENGINEER

Morgan AM&T has an opening for a Quality Engineer in the Coudersport, PA facility. Responsibilities of this position include facilitating customer corrective actions, specification review, advance quality planning activities, process monitoring and improvement.

Candidates interested in this position should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 5-years equivalent work experience. Familiarity with SPC, ISO 9001, GD&T, Control Plans, FMEAs and lean concepts are preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision, be flexible, and self-motivated. Compensation includes a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Resumes should be mailed to:

Morgan AM&T

ATT: Human Resource Manager

1118 East Second St.

Coudersport, PA 16915

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

107 Trucks, 72 Drivers Placed Out of Service During Operation SAFE

107 Trucks, 72 Drivers Placed Out of Service During Operation SAFE
State Police Teams Focus on Seat Belt Use and Commercial Driver Fatigue
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania State Police placed 107 trucks and 72 commercial
drivers out of service during a one-day enforcement effort that focused on seat belt use and driver fatigue, Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today.

Operation SAFE, which stands for Seat Belt and Fatigue Enforcement, was
conducted across the state on June 1 by motor carrier enforcement teams.

“According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, more than 750
people die and 20,000 others are injured each year in crashes in the United States
involving fatigued commercial vehicle drivers,” Noonan said. “In addition, federal
statistics show that almost half of all commercial vehicle drivers killed in crashes
are not wearing a seat belt.”

Teams focused their attention on seat belt use by truckers and examined hours of
service logs and other required documentation, Noonan said.

During the enforcement effort, Noonan said state police teams inspected 1,588
commercial vehicles, resulting in 776 traffic citations and 1,078 written warnings.
He said 51 percent of the truck inspections found of at least one violation of federal motor carrier safety regulations.

“Our personnel issued 107 traffic citations to commercial drivers not wearing their seat belts and placed 57 drivers out of service for duty status violations,” Noonan added.

Editor’s Note: The following is a breakdown, by state police troop area, of the
number of inspections conducted; number of vehicles placed out of service; and
numbers of citations and warnings issued by state police during the one-day
program:

· Troop C (Clarion, Clearfield, Forest, Elk, Jefferson and McKean counties), 136
inspections; nine vehicles placed out of service; nine drivers placed out of
service; 48 citations; 167 warnings.

· Troop F (Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter,
Snyder, Union and Tioga counties), 103 vehicles inspected; two vehicles
placed out of service; seven drivers placed out of service; 56 citations; 65
warnings.

Big Or Small, Gustin's In Roulette Does It All

Potter County Boys/Girls Club Seeks More Volunteers

Potter County Boys/Girls Club Seeks More Volunteers

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA LOGOPotter County Boys and Girls Club is seeking more people to become involved, whether as committee members or volunteers. A steering committee reviewed the latest developments in establishing the club during a meeting on Wednesday. Goal of the committee is to establish a safe, structured environment for children during non-school hours, in addition to sponsoring life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.

A wide variety of activities are offered at the clubs, from video gaming to computer programs, hobby groups, life skills, education and career focuses and the arts. The presence of such clubs in a community can help keep young people out of the trouble which can arise from lack of after-school structured activities and parental supervision. Plans call for a “fully equipped facility offering daily programs promoting health, social education, vocational and career development” for ages six to 18.

Financial support is always welcome. Contributions can be dropped off or mailed to Nancy Grupp, Northwest Savings Bank, 302 N. East St., Coudersport PA 16915. Checks should be made out to Boys & Girls Club of Potter County. The club has its own Facebook page, entitled Potter County Boys and Girls Club.

Mary Jane Pleak, age 89, of East Sixth Street, Emporium, PA

Mary Jane Pleak, age 89, of East Sixth Street, Emporium, died Monday, June 6, 2011, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Born October 12, 1921 in Port Allegany, she was the daughter of the late George and Ann Sullivan Holden. On June 28, 1947 in Coudersport she married Horace C. (Bud) Pleak who survives.

She was a US Navy veteran having served in the WAVES during WWI, officially the US Naval Reserve (Women’s Reserve) but the acronym from Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service is the recognizable name. Before her marriage she was employed as a secretary by Sylvania Electric in Emporium, and was later employed part time for attorney John Gresimer, also in Emporium.

Mrs. Pleak was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium where she also served as secretary of the Cemetery Association for over 30 years. She was an avid bridge player and as a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club she was the Thursday Bridge Club coordinator for many years and also taught many others the game.

Surviving in addition to her husband are: two sons, Robert G. (Joanne) Pleak of Salinas, CA, and Andrew Pleak of New York City; three daughters, Mary Ann Weber of Billings, MT, E. Jane Pleak-Alquist of Statesboro, GA, and George Ann Pleak of Emporium; three grandchildren, Kathleen (Betsy) Weber and Daniel Weber of Santa Barbara, CA and Jesse Weber of San Francisco, CA; and two sisters, Pauline Lewis at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys and George Ann Holden at the Guy & Mary Felt Manor in Emporium.

Visitations with memorial tribute will be held Friday, June 10 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where a Wake Service will be Linkheld at 6:45 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark Church with Father Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.

Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service or the Guy and Mary Felt Manor