Saturday, July 23, 2011
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/23/2011 11:44:00 PM
Burglars broke into six seasonal residences along Sizer Run Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County this week, taking items from some and leaving hundreds of dollars in damages in their wake.
The incidents occurred as unknown person(s) entered four seasonal residences, belonging to Richard Olivett, Emporium, PA; David Albert, Langrangeville, NY; James Alderson, Cannonsburg, PA; and Ken Heisel, Pittsburgh, PA. The person(s) used force to break windows, wooden doors and metal doors to gain entry. A shed was entered on Heisel's property where about 7 gallons of gasoline was taken along with a gasoline container.
Unknown person(s) caused damage to seasonal residences of Don Sestina, Emporium, PA; and Harry Smith's Camp.
Troopers placed the time of the incidents at between 9:30 am on July 21 and 12:45 pm on July 22nd. Estimated damages exceeds $600.00.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321. Trooper David A. Surra is the investigator.
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An overnight burglary at the Acorn Market in Genesee Township is under investigation by State Police at the Coudersport Station.
Police said that unknown actor(s) entered the Acorn Market at 108 N. Genesee Street in Genesee, PA by forcing a small window open. The burglary occurred between 11:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 am on Saturday. The investigation is continuing. Police did not say what was taken from the business in the burglary.
Anyone with any information regarding this commercial burglary is asked to contact Trooper Jenary at PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.
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An Elizabethtown man was stopped for speeding in Pike Township on Route 6 on Thursday when troopers discovered he was driving under the influence.
Richard James Farmer Jr., 56, of Elizabethtown, PA , was driving a 199Ford F-150 on Rt. 6 at the intersection with Loucks Mills Road when he was stopped by State Police. Farmer was arrested without incident.
Charges will be filed in District Court 55-4-03 in Galeton, PA.
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A Criminal Mischief is under investigation in the 300 block of Cemetery Road in Wharton Township.
Pennsylvania State Police said between 7-10 and 7-21-2011, someone cut telephone wiring on a utility pole at property owned by Janet Thierfelder of Norristown, PA.
Anyone with information should call PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Derrick Watters is the investigator.
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At 4:01 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Route 44 in Hebron Township for a medical emergency.
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OUTDOOR BURN ADVISORY IN EFFECT
The Roulette Volunteer Fire Department and the Roulette Township Supervisors, have issued a burn advisory for the area until further notice.
In light of recent extremely dry conditions, following an abnormally wet spring that promoted much growth, there is a very high danger of wildfires. We ask that all outdoor burning activities be limited to very small, contained, and supervised fires. It would even be preferable if there were no outdoor fires at all. The smallest of embers, can easily travel in the wind and start a major wildfire which would not only tax our firefighting resources, but our water resources as well. The township water system is impacted by the drought, the river is low, and the streams are nearly non-existent. Any fire is a preventable drain on these resources.
Most clean burnable trash can, and should be, recycled at no cost through the township recycling program that is available to all Roulette Township residents and small businesses.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/23/2011 01:05:00 PM
Garage Fire In Port Allegany
At 12:17 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. is responding to a report of a structure fire at 411 Hillside Avenue at the top of Meadow Lane. Reported to be a garage with heavy smoke showing.
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An Eldred man was jailed in the McKean County jail on Friday for failing to comply with registration of Sexual Offenders Requirements.
State Police said Ryan Darrell Long, 39, of Eldred, PA, failed to update employment information as required within 48 hours.
Long was arraigned before on-call District Judge William Todd and committed to the McKean County Jail in lieu of $10,000. bail.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/23/2011 11:27:00 AM
Fire Dept. Dispatched
At 10:47 am on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched, non-emergency response, to 785 N. Main Street in Coudersport. That is the scene of yesterday's house fire. Engine 48-2 is requested.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/23/2011 10:47:00 AM
Judge Muir dies at 96
July 23, 2011
A local judicial icon worked for the people until the almost minute he succumbed.
Four days ago, U.S. Middle District Court Senior Judge Malcolm Muir, who died Friday at age 96, was busy in his chambers working on Social Security appeal cases, according to court officials and colleagues. More...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/23/2011 10:15:00 AM
Ungard is guilty
July 23, 2011
Jurors in Lycoming County Court found the former coordinator of the county's drug task force guilty of two counts of tampering with public information or records and one count of obstruction of justice Friday afternoon.
The jurors found Thomas H. Ungard Jr. not guilty of three other counts of tampering with public information or records and not guilty of four counts of theft by failure to make the required disposition of funds. More...
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Stage 1 Voluntary Water Restriction Issued By Roulette Township Water Company
Due to the lack of rain over the last several weeks, our well levels have
dropped to a point that requires us to issue a voluntary water restriction
notice to all of our water customers.
This is currently a "Voluntary Restriction". The state requires that we have a contingency plan, periodically review and update it, and implement it when necessary. The goal of this plan is to reduce the amount of water that is being consumed by 30%, in order to prevent having to go to Stage 2.
There will be nobody driving around and peeking in your yards to see who is, and who is not doing their part. This stage gives you, the customers, the ability to help prevent stage 2, or at least prolong it if we don’t start seeing rain in the near future. It took a long time for these well levels to drop and it will take just as long for them to return when we finally do get rain.
We have already put Well #7 back online to help lighten the load on Well #4. It is now, and always has been the goal of the fire department to find a drafted water source as soon as possible, it is just a little more prevalent of an issue at this time. Once that draft has been acquired, there is no need to refill any trucks from the public water supply and putting even more strain on the system. It only means that there will be river water sitting in the trucks instead of treated water. The same holds true with the overhead filling stations, they are a convenience not a necessity. If worse came to worse the trucks can easily be filled from the dry hydrant near the fire hall.
If it should become necessary to go to Stage 2 of the plan, the problems are worse, and the rules are more stringent to prevent having to implement stage 3. We have never been in the position to implement Stage 3 of the plan, and hope that we never have to, as that would include water rationing.
We greatly appreciate the help of our customers.
Attached is a copy of the current Drought Contingency Plan that spells out the conditions of the requirement and conditions of these restrictions.
This is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.
Secretary / Treasurer
Water / Wastewater Operator
Roulette Township Supervisors
80 Railroad Ave.
PO Box 253
Roulette, PA 16746-0253
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Keith F. Mayer, 81, formerly of Limestone and 30 Pike St. Bradford, passed away Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at the Bradford Manor.
Born June 27, 1930, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Walter B. and Elizabeth (Campbell) Mayer.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 08:20:00 PM
Wildfire In Pines
At 6:24 pm on Friday, 911 is reporting a wildfire in the pine trees across the creek from Park Avenue in Coudersport.
FIRE OUT AT 7:23
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
603 PM EDT FRI JUL 22 2011
603 PM EDT FRI JUL 22 2011
...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 672 IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT SATURDAY...
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 06:07:00 PM
Thanks to all the firefighters, ambulance personnel, fire police and local & state police who answer our calls in time of need!! You are our local heroes!!
At 4:03 pm on Friday, A fully involved house fire on North Main Street In Coudersport. Reported to be Marlene Smith Residence.
Second alarm--Austin, Roulette, Shinglehouse, Galeton & Port Allegany to Coudersport.
At 5:00 pm-Chief reports still a working fire.
At 7:30--Coudersport Chief Declares FIRE UNDER CONTROL
Standby assignments: Eldred to Roulette, Emporium & St. Marys to Austin, Bolivar to Shinglehouse, Smethport to Port Allegany, Portville to Eldred Boro.
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At 6:16 pm Additional Fire Police have been requested from Austin, Roulette, and Shinglehouse to the scene of the fire.
At 7:11, an engine & crew from Smethport was requested to the scene.
Route 44/49 on North Main Street was closed for an extended time this afternoon and evening while fire operations were in progress. Fire Police from several communities were called on to direct traffic away from the scene. The road is now open to traffic.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 04:03:00 PM
Shinglehouse is hosting the 2011 10 and 11 year old Section 3 Pennsylvania State Little League Baseball Tournament.
Shinglehouse is hosting the 2011 10 and 11 year old Section 3 Pennsylvania State Little League Baseball Tournament. Orwigburg will take on Loyalsock and Potter-McKean will play South Columbia. Both games begin Friday at 5:30 PM.
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www.maxpreps.com (C) - 814-598-7915
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 03:57:00 PM
Wildfire Along Route 6 Near Port Allegany
At 3:19 pm on Friday, A wildfire reported to be 1/2 mile wide on Route 6 near the Coleman Mills Bridge has alerted Port Allegany Firefighters.
Fire Chief on Scene: FIRE IS OUT,
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 03:19:00 PM
Lane Restrictions Planned for Railroad Crossing Removal in McKean County
McKean County – Work will begin next week to remove three railroad crossings in McKean County.
The Knox and Kane Railroad’s contractor, Jefferson Paving, will remove the existing railroad crossings on two routes and replace them with bituminous material.
Project areas and work days include:
• Route 6 near Kanesholm between Lantz Corners and Kane on Monday, July 25;
• Route 321(Westerburg Way) in Kane at Route 6 (Biddle Street) on Wednesday, July 27;
• Route 321 (Westerburg Way) in Kane just north of the intersection with Highland Road on Thursday, July 28.
An alternating traffic pattern with flaggers will be in place during the work. Short travel delays are possible. PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution and be alert for flaggers in the roadway. All work is weather dependent.
Full road closures are not expected as a result of this work. No width restrictions are planned during the project.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 02:28:00 PM
Just in time for the Austin Dam Show on Saturday, Coudersport Author Paul Heimel reports that Knox Books has just received the books and they are on sale now at Olga's Cafe in Coudersport.
If you come to the Austin Dam Show, there will be a Dam Show Special Saturday only. They'll be discounted to $15 (tax included) at the Dam Show and FIVE DOLLARS for every book purchased will go directly to the Austin Dam Memorial Association to be invested in the park for road improvements, maintenance and other expenses.
Heimel said, "Once the printing debt is retired, a system will be set up for proceeds to be shared with the E.O. Austin Historical Society, Austin Dam Memorial Association and Potter County Historical Society -- theoretically decades into the future with subsequent printings, etc."
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July 21, 2011, 6:06PM
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Julia A. Moore, 72, of Derrick City, passed peacefully Friday July 15, 2011 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute surrounded by her loving family.
Born June 12, 1939 in Newfane, NY, she was the daughter of Joe and Ruth Johnson.
She was happily married to James A. Moore for 54 years, who survives.
She worked in retail sales for Sherwin Williams. She was a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church.
In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, Pamala Dunbar of Newfane, two sons; Tim Medeiros of Jamestown, and James Moore of Bradford, eight brothers and sisters, four grandchildren, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Life on Saturday August 6th at 11:00am in the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church with Rev. Philip Palutro, pastor officiating. Mrs. Moore donated her body to science at the University @ Buffalo Medical School.
Local arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.
Memorials if desired may be made to the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 01:24:00 PM
Marcellus Shale Commission Issues Final Report
HARRISBURG -- Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today released the final report of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, taking the first step toward developing a comprehensive and strategic plan for responsible natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.
The unanimously-adopted report contains 96 policy recommendations that include tougher regulations for drilling, doubling fines for violations, creating jobs in related industries and promoting the use of natural gas vehicles.
“Today, Pennsylvania is taking an important, first step toward creating tens of thousands of jobs and leading the nation toward energy independence and doing so in an environmentally responsible way,” said Cawley.
Some of the key recommendations the panel made to Governor Corbett include:
• Increasing the distance between gas well sites and streams, private wells and public water systems.
• Posting more information online for the public.
• Tougher civil and criminal penalties for violators.
• Assisting PA companies to do business with natural gas industry.
• Training Pennsylvanians to work in the industry.
• Developing “Green Corridors” for vehicles powered by natural gas.
“This commission brought the industry, environmental groups and local government leaders together to the same table where we methodically and publicly worked out these comprehensive recommendations,” said Cawley.
Governor Corbett formed the 30-member commission in March, giving them 120 days to develop recommendations on all aspects of natural gas drilling. The commission held 21 public meetings, heard 60 expert presentations and reviewed more than 650 emails and letters from the public.
To see a copy of the report or for more information, visit: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/marcellus_shale_advisory_commission/20074.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 11:55:00 AM
Arizona Canning Company Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy Protein In Sun VIsta Brand Red Enchilada Sauce
Global Focus Marketing & Distribution, Ltd. Recalls The SilencerÃ‚Â® S2200 Centrifuge
American Regent Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Calcium Gluconate Injection, USP, 10%, 100 mL Pharmacy Bulk Package Due to Particulates
Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. Issues An Alert On Uneviscerated Fish
California Firm Recalls Beef Products Produced without Inspection
New York Importer Recalls Bacon Products for Possible Listeria Contamination
Ohio Firm Recalls Various Beef Jerky Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
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PennFuture files federal lawsuit against Marcellus Shale driller Ultra Resources, Inc. for violations of federal and state air pollution laws in Marshlands Play in Potter and Tioga Counties
Organization also seeking DEP records statewide on air pollution at all drilling sites
Harrisburg, PA (July 21, 2011) – Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) filed a lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Ultra Resources, Inc., for air pollution at its Marcellus Shale drilling sites, which violates the federal Clean Air Act, Pennsylvania’s State Implementation Plan (the “Pennsylvania SIP”), and Pennsylvania’s New Source Review regulations. PennFuture also filed a formal request with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for all records of air pollution at drilling sites throughout the Commonwealth.
“Ultra’s drilling operations in Tioga and Potter counties are emitting dangerous and illegal air pollution and operating without the required permits,” said Jan Jarrett, president and CEO of PennFuture. “Unless gas drillers operating in Pennsylvania control the air pollution from their operations, air quality will deteriorate, putting public health at risk.
“The noxious air pollution is widespread in the two county area of the ‘Marshlands Play,’” continued Jarrett. “The operations include natural gas wells, pipelines, compressor stations, and other equipment, all of which are connected by pipeline to a Metering and Regulation Station, also constructed and operated by Ultra, where the gas produced at Ultra’s wells is adjusted for pressure, measured, and delivered to an interstate pipeline. Ultra constructed the operations without the necessary permits – specifically a permit required by Pennsylvania’s New Source Review (NSR) regulations, and without achieving the lowest achievable emissions rate or purchasing emissions reductions credits. The company is emitting large amounts of nitrogen oxides (NOx) into the air, creating serious health risks for anyone living downwind from the operations.
“The laws were passed for a reason – to protect the health of our families,” continued Jarrett. “According to the United States EPA, even short-term NOx exposures, ranging from 30 minutes to 24 hours, cause adverse respiratory effects including airway inflammation in healthy people and increased respiratory symptoms in people with asthma. And this air pollution also leads to more fine particle pollution, which can cause heart attacks and other deadly illnesses.
“But this appears to be business as usual for many drillers,” continued Jarrett. “A study out of Fort Worth (TX) recently showed that the NOx pollution just from the average compressor engine there is about 60 tons per year. And with drilling going like gangbusters here in Pennsylvania, that same kind of pollution from all the operations would create serious public health problems, and destroy any ability of Pennsylvania to meet air quality standards. We’ve also seen the formerly pristine air in Wyoming now more dangerous than that in Los Angeles, thanks to massive drilling. We need to stop this problem here and now.
“We are also asking DEP to open the books on its assessment of air pollution at other drilling operations throughout the Commonwealth,” said Jarrett. “We cannot and will not allow the drillers to operate without meeting our clean air rules.”
Copies of the PennFuture court filing and Right to Know request are available for download.
PennFuture is a statewide public interest membership organization, founded in 1998. PennFuture's activities include litigating cases before regulatory bodies and in local, state and federal courts, advocating and advancing legislative action on a state and federal level, public education and assisting citizens in public advocacy.
Working from the premise that “Every environmental victory grows the economy,” PennFuture has successfully advocated for landmark environmental legislation, including passage of the largest-ever environmental funding bond, public investment in green energy and energy savings programs, passage of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, adoption of the Clean Vehicles Program and adoption of a regulation that protects Pennsylvania’s babies by restricting mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. PennFuture has staff throughout the state, in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Wilkes-Barre. The Philadelphia Inquirer called PennFuture the “state’s leading environmental advocacy organization,” and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named the organization one of the ten most influential groups on the issue of natural gas drilling.”
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 10:40:00 AM
Alice L. Munday, 72, of 25 Leonard Ave formerly of Rosedale Ave., passed away on Thursday, July 21st, 2011 at her residence.
Born August 23, 1938, in Bridgeport CN, she was a daughter of the late Octave and Blanche (Marzucco) Lord.
On November 29, 1958 in St Bernard Church she married James M. Munday who died November 13, 2003.
Mrs. Munday was a 1956 graduate of Bradford High School. She had been employed by the Crosby Mini Marts for many years, retiring as area supervisor in 1999. After her retirement she worked part time at Ott & McHenry Pharmacy.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church.
Surviving are five children, a daughter, Lori Ann Lipps of Lewis Run, four sons Michael J. Munday, Richard J. Munday, and Donald J. Munday all of Bradford and Captain Leo T. Munday Retired US Marine Corp. of Havelock, NC., a sister, Barbara Smead, and a brother, Octave "Butch" Lord both of Bradford, 11 grandchildren; Shannon Wiegrief, Samantha McGriff, Jimmy Munday, Timothy Munday, Michael Lipps, Robert Munday, Steven Munday, Joseph Lipps, Joshua Munday, Thomas Munday and Lucas Munday.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, Rosemary Brennan.
Family will be receiving friends on Monday, July 25, 2011, from 11:00 to 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of WNY & NWPA, P.O. Box 1189, Buffalo, NY 14240.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 10:33:00 AM
State Route 2005 resurfacing project in Tioga County to start Aug. 1
A resurfacing project along 5.6 miles of State Route 2005 (Bloss Mountain Road/Williamson Road/North Williamson Road) in Bloss, Hamilton and Covington townships and Blossburg Borough, Tioga County is scheduled to start Aug. 1.
Blooming Glen Contractors, Inc. will be working along SR 2005 from the Arnot Road intersection south of Blossburg to the Tioga River Bridge just south of Covington.
Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through the work zone with flaggers and daylight signing controlling traffic flow. A 14' width restriction will be in effect. Motorists are asked to stay alert and drive with added caution.
Work will include road shoulder upgrades, roadway base replacement and joint repairs, followed by two new layers of blacktop. Mainline milling will be performed from curb to curb before resurfacing through Blossburg Borough.
All work under this $ 2,154,463 contract is scheduled for completion in mid-November.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 10:31:00 AM
Governor Corbett Announces Recent Appointments
Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission
Hon. John M. Cleland, Smethport - reappointment
Hon. Lori A. Dumas Brooks, Philadelphia - reappointment Hon. Kathryn Hens-Greco, Pittsburgh
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 09:06:00 AM
7/22/2011 8:06 AM FIRE / WILDFIRE
555 PLANK RD SHARON TWP
A report of wires down with wildfire in the area of 555 Plank Road in Sharon township brought out Shinglehouse firefighters and and Tri-County Electric Friday morning.
The fire was reported out at 8:58 am with all units returning from the scene.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/22/2011 08:56:00 AM
Structure Fire Reported On South Main
At 1:23 am on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Dept & Port Ambulance have been dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 38 South Main Street, Apartment A, in Port Allegany.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Bionol Companies File for Chapter 7
CLEARFIELD - Bionol Clearfield LLC. (“Bionol”), announced Wednesday that it, along with its affiliates, Bioenergy Holdings LLC and Bionol Holdings LLC, each filed a voluntary petition for chapter 7 relief in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. Bionol anticipates that its assets will be sold through the bankruptcy process as a functioning ethanol plan, for the benefit of its employees, creditors, and other stakeholders. More..
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 10:11:00 PM
Scarnati Pours Cold Water on Corbett’s Commission
By Scott Detrow
Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission issues its report tomorrow, but Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati isn’t exactly waiting for it with baited breath. “I can’t say I’ll read the report on Saturday,” he told reporters at the Capitol Thursday afternoon, “but I may start reading it on Sunday.” More...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 09:24:00 PM
A Sobriety Checkpoint last Friday night on Route 6 in Roulette Township by State Police netted one arrest for DUI and one arrest for Drug Law violations and a total of 11 arrests for summary vehicle code violations.
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Address: 7248 RIDGWAY- ST MARYS RD
Cross Streets: GEORGE RD * MEADOWBROOK RD
Agency: RIDGWAY AMBULANCE, ELK COMPANY 4
7/21/2011 8:50:59 PM
A one vehicle accident. Vehicle reported over an embankment. Possible entrapment. One male in vehicle.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 08:55:00 PM
A Statutory Sexual Assault by a Bradford man landed him in the McKean County Jail in lieu of $10,000. straight bail.
Steven Joseph Taylor, 20, is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13 year old female at 51 Bishop Street in Bradford on July 17 to 18, 2011.
Taylor was arraigned in District Court 48-1-01 and was committed to jail in lieu of bail.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 08:44:00 PM
An Emporium man was not injured on Wednesday at 2:25 pm when his vehicle crashed after swerving to avoid two deer in the roadway on Cowley Hill Road in Keating Township.
Bruno A. Carnovale, 84, of Emporium, PA, was driving a 2005 Ford Focus south on Cowley Hill Road, about a mile from Rt. 607 when he encountered the deer in the roadway. He swerved into the left hand lane to avoid hitting them and traveled across the left lane and shoulder area. He was unable to successfully regain control and struck guide rail on the eastern shoulder.
He was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. The Ford sustained moderate damage and was unable to be driven from the scene.
The vehicle was towed by Ramsey's Garage of Emporium. Austin Volunteer Fire Dept. & Fire Police assisted State Police on scene.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 08:31:00 PM
Suspect In Custody After Foot Pursuit
Police in Olean have taken a black male into custody after a foot pursuit that brought in assistance from NY State Police and Cattaraugus County Sheriff Deputies.
Police surrounded an area in the neighborhood of West State Street and 4th Street and closed in locating the suspect under a house. It is unknown why police were pursuing the male. The suspect was taken into custody at 8:10 pm after searching/pursuing him for about a half hour.
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State Police investigated an accident in Genesee Township on Wednesday where a 1985 Mack Econolyne truck was turning right into the Acorn Market.
The truck traveled under an electrical cable attached to the Acorn Market and a aresidence located at 113 Shongo Street. As the truck traveled under the wire, the bed portion struck the wire and began to pull on the wire, causing it to break and be pulled from the meter socket and the side of the residence where it was permanently attached.
No injuries were reported and the truck did not sustain any damages in the crash.
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House Votes to Stop EAS
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted in favor of eliminating Essential Air Service subsidies to 10 airports across the country, including Bradford Regional. As part of that program the government pays airlines to fly out of smaller airports.
The 10 airports that would lose service under the bills restrictions are less than 90 miles from a hub airport. Three others would be cut from the program under the bills per-passenger subsidy limits, according to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Senate Democrats, including Bob Casey, say they wont pass a bill that includes elimination of the Essential Air Service program.
The White House is also against eliminating the program.
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At 7:39 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept., with an engine company and ambulance, have been requested mutual aid to Portville for a standby assignment.
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Thompson, Marino Announce Disaster Assistance Briefings
FEMA, PEMA Offer Applicant Briefings for Five Effected Counties
Washington, D.C. – Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will hold Public Assistance applicant briefings for Tioga, Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Wyoming counties on July 25th, 26th and 27th, according to Representatives Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) and Tom Marino (PA-10). The briefings will assist elected officials, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations apply for federal disaster assistance, to support recovery from severe storms and flooding during April 25-28, 2011.
Following a request by Governor Tom Corbett for disaster assistance, which was reiterated in a joint letter by Reps. Thompson and Marino, a Presidential Disaster Declaration was issued on July 13, 2011, making federal funding available for five Pennsylvania counties. Representatives from local governments and private non-profit organizations for these counties are encouraged to participate. Details are as follows:
DATE: July 25, 2011
TIMES: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Tokishi Building
124 Nypum Drive
DATE: July 26, 2011
TIMES: 9:00 am and 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Wysox Fire Department
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Allegany Fire Dept. has requested tankers from Hinsdale, Westons Mills, and Town of Olean for a working structure fire at 4142 Five Mile Road in the Town of Humphrey.
At 6:34 pm, Portville has been requested to send manpower to the scene of this fire.
Limestone has been dispatched for standby at Allegany.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 06:26:00 PM
Ungard calls upon Campana, officers to testify
July 21, 2011
The defense began presenting its case to the jury Wednesday morning as the trial for Thomas H. Ungard Jr., former Lycoming County drug task force coordinator, continued for a third day.
Testimony in the trial resumed at 8:30 a.m. today and could continue until 8 or 9 p.m. More...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 06:22:00 PM
Birth Place Riddle Memorial Hospital, Media, PA
Proud Parents are Jennifer (Benjamin) and James Poklar of Brookhaven, PA
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 05:35:00 PM
Florida woman charged with killing former lover's wife in CantonStar Gazette
CANTON -- A Florida woman was charged with criminal homicide Thursday morning in the September 2010 death of her former lover's wife at the couple's Mountain View Road home in Canton Township.
Emily Ruth Bellows-Shaffer, 54, of Crystal River, Fla., was also charged with burglary, criminal trespass and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in the Sept. 15 incident. More...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 05:28:00 PM
Notice To Roulette Township Businesses
I frequently get calls and people coming into the office that are new to the area, requesting basic local information such as what businesses are in town, what service providers are available, who rents property, who mows, who plows driveways, etc…
As a result, I have been compiling a list of landlords, service providers, and the local businesses that I can put on a sheet that can be handed to / sent to the people requesting this information. The information on this list will be brief but informative. The supervisors have authorized me to make a public notification requesting information from any resident, landlord, or business owner within Roulette Township that would like to be added to this list. We will not be endorsing any of these contacts, nor the people that we give it to as reference, we will simply be providing them with a consolidated list of the things that are available locally. Hopefully this will also help to stimulate the local economy, promote utilization of local business when possible, and make it a little easier for people that are new to the area to get acclimated.
If you are interested in participating, and being added to this list, please e-mail, fax, mail or hand deliver to me the following information. Everyone that sends information will be added to the list and no preference will be given to any of them. It will also be your responsibility to notify us in the future of any changes in this information, in order to keep it current.
Name of Business:
Name of Contact Person:
Telephone Number (if applicable):
Mailing Address (if applicable):
Physical Address (if applicable):
E-Mail Address (if applicable):
Web Page (if applicable):
Secretary / Treasurer
Water / Wastewater Operator
In Person: 80 Railroad Ave.
Snail Mail: PO Box 253, Roulette, PA 16746-0253
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 05:13:00 PM
Elimination of the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps
First, I’d like to say thank you to all those who tried to help to save the program and for the elected officials who are strong supporters of what the program was all about.
I waited a couple of weeks to write about the PCC’s demise to calm down and be a little less angry about this before commenting and to reflect on what this means to getting us closer towards a balanced budget and what it will mean to all the young people waiting for their turn to improve their educations and get a head start towards a lasting career.
From my perspective cutting the PCC to save the meager amount it costs to fund the program makes absolutely no sense at all. Investing in our youth and the future of our country is something we should never stop doing. Someone commented a few weeks ago about how taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill helping a young person get his GED because he made the choice to quit school or made some other mistake while he was still growing up. If we weren’t willing to give any person a second chance, just imagine how many people would be out of work today and how much harder achieving a balanced budget would be then. Making kids more employable through education and training means they start off with better jobs and make much more money. Anyone with common sense knows this means bigger tax contributions on their part and also means fewer people depending on DPW and other state aid to live on. PCC was a part of the Ameri-Corps program, a national program that awarded additional education money to our youth who earned it by working hard with us and all that money got spent in Pennsylvania at colleges and trade schools. Guess what that means? Less money for the higher education system now, more out of taxpayers pockets for funding and maybe even a job or two someone could have had at one of those schools.
Cutting the PCC will also mean less work will get done at parks, forestry, museums and local municipalities because they lack funding and man power to accomplish everything they would like to do to provide the public with better services. It will mean that they generate less revenue because cabins won’t get built in parks, buildings won’t get built at forestry sites, museums will have a tougher time keeping up with needed repairs and towns will have to spend more taxpayer money to get their work done. Make no mistake about it the tourism industry will suffer as well.
Losing the PCC also means every time there is a disaster like a flood or tornado in state there will be less help for all of you. PCC has been for the past 27 years, one of the very first called upon to step in and provide assistance cleaning up homes and towns and helping people get their lives back to normal. It also means, because we are nationally recognized for our work, that other states who have called on us in the past can’t count on our help anymore either. What that will mean to the public is the cheap labor force you enjoyed with us will now cost a whole lot more money to get the work done and more delays with the government coming to your aid.
It has been a great pleasure to have helped so many kids realize their dreams and achieve their goals over my years with the PCC and I’m disappointed more kids won’t have the same opportunity.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 05:06:00 PM
CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND
WELLSBORO, PA - Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation, parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, have declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share. The record date is August 1, 2011 and it is payable on August 12, 2011 to shareholders of record. The amount is increased from the previous dividend of $0.14 per share, which was paid in May, 2011, and is the sixth consecutive quarterly increase in the dividend.
Declaration of the dividend was made at the July 21, 2011 meeting of the C&N Board of Directors.
Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank. Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, Potter, McKean, Steuben, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Corporation’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/21/2011 04:58:00 PM