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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Charles "Chuck" R. Baker, Friendship, NY, Bolivar Native

FRIENDSHIP, NY - Charles "Chuck" R. Baker passed away peacefully Tuesday (Aug. 2, 2011) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville following a stroke he suffered in early June.

Born May 19, 1931, Chuck was born and raised in Bolivar, a son of the late Henry "Jack" and Ella Cossaboon Baker. On June 11, 1966, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Friendship, he married Mary Pettnot, who survives. This year marked their 45th wedding anniversary.

Chuck worked at the Market Basket, Jack Cooper's grocery store and Expert Cutlery in Bolivar before starting his 37-year career as a heavy equipment operator with the Allegany County Highway Department.

As a longtime volunteer, Chuck joined the Bolivar Fire Department and rescue Squad in 1949 and transferred to the Friendship Fire Department and Rescue Squad in 1972. He remained an active member of the Friendship Fire Department until his death and responded to his last call, a motor vehicle accident, on June 10, 2010. Chuck was an original advisor of the juniors program and was awarded the Most Dedicated Advisor award in 1993. That same year, he was named the Friendship Fire Department Fireman of the Year.

He served on the Friendship Fire Department Board of Directors for many years and was recognized as a lifetime member of the Allegany County Fireman's Association and the Southwestern Firefighters Association. In 2010, Chuck was honored by both organizations as Firefighter of the Year for his 60 years of dedication and commitment to the residents of Allegany County.

Chuck was a devoted Catholic and an avid bowler. He bowled in various leagues, including the Bolivar and the Olean Men's Bowling Association, and was inducted into their 40-year club.

Chuck will forever be remembered by his surviving siblings, Lewis (Ruth) Baker of Franklin, Pa., Ray (Becky) Baker of Obi, Grace McCrea of Richburg and Tom (Marcia) Baker of Olean; his sisters-in-law, Selma Baker of Bolivar, Teresa Pettnot of Olean and Barb (Jim) Dourie of Wyoming; and a brother-in-law, Fran (Pat) Pettnot of Belmont; as well as countless nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other friends and family who were blessed to know him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret (Robert) Weber; a brother, Hank Baker; a brother-in-law, Morris McCrea; and a niece, Deborah Baker.

Friends may call at the Treusdell Funeral Home in Friendship from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Aug. 8, 2011) at Our Lady of Angels in Cuba. The Rev. Sean DiMaria of Wellsville will be celebrant and burial will be in Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery, Friendship.

The family requests all donations be sent to the Friendship Fire Department, PO Box 503, Friendship, NY 14739.

4-County Leasing Group To Meet August 11 In Shinglehouse

Summer Clearance At BG's Engine Clinic

Two Charged With Disorderly Conduct

State Police at Kane responded to an altercation at 41 Anderson Street in Mt. Jewett Boro on Saturday.

Jennifer Louise Shugars, 36, of Mount Jewett, PA, and Jeffrey Alan Cabisca, 35, of Mt. Jewett, PA were involved in an altercation at that location.

Both were charged with Disorderly Conduct in District Court 48-3-04.

Roulette Ambulance To Cow Hollow Road

At 10:21 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Cow Hollow Road for a medical emergency.

2 Dogs Found Between Coneville & Oswayo

Owner Located
I was wondering if you might be kind enough to post on your blog that we found 2 dogs today... There is a german shepherd and a beagle. Both appear to be young, both a collared with no tags.

Thank you so much for the lost dogs post. The owner happily retrieved the dogs early this morning. We are new to the area and want to thank you for this gem of a blog :)


Coudersport Ambulance to Promise Lane

At 8:54 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Promise Lane in Sweden Township for a fall victim.

One Injured In Rollover Crash On Route 6

Nick Hults photo
Rollover Crash On Rt. 6 Today

At 4:52 PM on Saturday, Mansfield Fire Rescue and EMS along with Medic 1 (from Soldiers and Sailors Hospital) were dispatched to Route 6 near the intersection of Route 549 for a one car motor vehicle accident rollover with one injury. Engine 2-2 and Ambulance 2-7 responded along with Medic 1. Chief 230 arrived on scene and established Mansfield Command reporting one patient confined in the vehicle. The patient was extracted out of the back window by Fire and EMS crews and subsequently transported to the hospital by Ambulance 2-7. Once the vehicle was towed by Cases Towing, all department 2 units returned to quarters.

Coudersport Ambulance To Park Avenue

At 7:32 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Park Avenue for a medical emergency.

Potter County Fair 2011

31 US Troops Die When Helicopter Shot Down

31 US Troops Slain In Rescue Mission

WJAC-TV
Nearly two dozen U.S. special forces killed early Saturday in Afghanistan were
on a mission to rescue another team of military personnel pinned down by
insurgents, a U.S. military official told CNN.


MORE DETAILS: <http://www.wjactv.com/tu/60KaGINQR.html>

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Bells Run Road

At 4:47 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Bells Run Road for a medical emergency.

George E. PETRISEK, 75, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Port Allegany, PA

George E. PETRISEK, 75, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Port Allegany, died Friday, August 5, 2011 in his home. A complete obituary will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

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

ROUTE 6 CLOSED BETWEEN KANE & LANTZ CORNERS

ROUTE 6 CLOSED
At 2:45 pm on Saturday, Fire Police from Kane and Mt. Jewett have been dispatched to close route 6 between Kane & Lantz Corners due to a car/motorcycle accident near the Kane Drive-In.

It is not known when the road will re-open, but if your travel plans are that direction, you may want to check to see if the road is open before you start out.

Car/2 Motorcycle Crash On Rt. 6 Near Kane Drive-In

2 Motorcycles/Car Crash On Rt. 6
At 2:15 pm on Saturday, Kane & Mt. Jewett Ambulances have been dispatched to Rt. 6 near the Kane Drive-In where a passenger car and 2 motorcycles have crashed.

Medic 1 and Medic 16 have been dispatched. A helicopter has been requested.

Medic 1 cancelled.

Safe Stolen From Bolivar Church/Reward Offered For Safe's Contents

Bolivar church robbed
Deacon makes appeal for return of records; $500 reward offered

By Brian Quinn
Daily Reporter

The July break-in at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is still under investigation by Amity-based state police. In the meantime, the church is reaching out to local residents.

As investigators continue to follow up on any information the community can provide, the church is hoping for the return of the items — especially its history records and sacramental books — that were in a stolen safe. Money was also stolen from the church. A $500 reward is being offered for the return of the safe’s contents, no questions asked, Deacon Frank W. Pasquale Jr. said. The break-in reportedly happened between the afternoon of July 20 and the morning of July 23.

“We lost all of our church history records and all of our sacramental books. These recorded documents are the sacramental genealogy of all our families who are or have ever been members of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church here in Bolivar,” Pasquale wrote in a letter. “We are sending out a plea/appeal that to whoever has done this, could you please return these sacred records?” More....

Donald "Buddy" Eugene Riley, 48, Smethport, formerly of Bradford and Brockway, PA

Donald "Buddy" Eugene Riley, 48, Smethport, formerly of Bradford and Brockway, died suddenly Saturday, July 30.

Born Feb. 12, 1963, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Frank and Shirley Riley Irwin of Brockway. He was married to Tonya Kay Vandermark Riley. She survives.

He lives most of his life in Bradford and Smethport. He had been a carpenter and construction worker.

He was a Protestant by faith and enjoyed camping, fishing, and football with his children.
He is also survived by two daughters, Jessica Avery, Owego, N.Y., and Kearah Riley, DuBois; two sons, Shawn Avery, Owego, N.Y., and Donald Riley Jr., Smethport; one stepdaughter, Dove Vandermark, Smethport; one stepson, Chad Caldwell, Smethport; five sisters: Shirley "Sissy" Irwin, Falls Creek, and Tina (Michael) Snyder, Sherry Irwin, Stacy Irwin and Heather Irwin, all of Brockway; three brothers: Frank (Lisa) Irwin, DuBois, and Carl Irwin and Troy Irwin, both of Brockway; five grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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RILEY: Donald 'Buddy' Eugene, Smethport, formerly of Bradford and Brockway, died July 30, 2011. Friends will be received from noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home in DuBois. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Lee officiating.

EMS Responding For Burn Victim

Burn Victim
At 1:16 pm on Saturday, EMS from Bradford is responding to West Warren Road for a burn victim.
A helicopter has been put on standby if needed.

Helicopter cancelled, transporting to Bradford Regional Health Center.

CAMP CADET RIDE change of plan

CAMP CADET RIDE change of plan

from Brian Harmon;
The Camp Cadet motorcycle ride scheduled for today has been turned into a Camp Cadet celebration and party at My Place in Emporium, Time 1:00 pm, the cost will be $10.00 a person for pulled pork, and deli sandwiches.

A large amount of auction items will be available for bid, 50/50's, and door prizes. All street legal sneakers, flip flops and rain coats are welcome.


‘Circle of Fifths’ music weekend Aug. 12-13

‘Circle of Fifths’ music weekend Aug. 12-13



A weekend of music, dining and reminiscing is planned for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13, from 6 to 11 each night, at Olga’s Café in downtown Coudersport during the sixth annual Robert Merten Circle of Fifths Music Award Benefit.

The event has evolved into sort of a town-wide reunion as those who were affected by the late Rev. Merten gather to reminisce and pay tribute to a special man while dining, dancing and supporting the cause of music education.

Topping the bill is a reunion performance by some members of Ollie and the Go Gos, Potter County ’s regionally famous rock ‘n roll band from the ‘60s. Although the Go Gos went their separate ways after high school, they were drawn back together in 2004 for a memorable reunion.

This summer, members will gather again to honor the memory of a man who was a friend, counselor and inspiration to each of the band members.

Larry Herbstritt, who was “Ollie” in the band, credits Rev. Merten with broadening his own musical horizons as a teenager. He went on to become a professional songwriter and remains a driving force behind the Merten Circle of Fifths Music Award.

It was established as a memorial to the clergyman, intellectual, and musician who died in January 2006 and is presented to college-bound students who plans to study music.

In addition to Ollie and the Go Gos, there will also be some special guests taking the stage during the evening, including some of the past Circle of Fifths Award winners.

Also on the bill Aug. 12-13 are local favorites Jakob’s Hollow, fresh off recent recording sessions for a new CD that will soon be released; the Bradford-based classic rock band, Marshmellow Overcoat, and local musicians.

Ollie and the Go Gos will play both nights. Marshmellow Overcoat is booked for Friday and Jakob’s Hollow for Saturday. A special show with Larry Herbstritt and vocalist Christin Dubots, performing some of his original music, will close out Friday night’s performance.

Admission is $10 per night. Dinner is available; advance purchase of tickets and reservations are strongly encouraged. To purchase advance tickets and/or to make dinner reservations call (814) 260-9966, e-mail jsnyder@eggdecorator.com, or stop at Olga’s Café.

All proceeds are used for the Circle of Fifths Music Award.

There’s another way contributors can support the Music Award, and that’s by purchasing a sponsorship for the Circle of Fifths Benefit. The sponsorship can be made in honor of, or in memory of, another individual and will be included in a keepsake booklet that will be distributed on both nights of this year’s benefit. Checks made payable to "Merten Music Award - PCFAC" can be dropped off or mailed to Olga's Cafe, 4 East Second St. , Coudersport PA 16915.

Lost Dog In Crandall Hill Area

Lost in the Crandall Hill (Hebron Area)
brown brindle male boxer. May answer to Clyde.

Has been missing since last night (8/5).

Clyde was found at the side of the road. He had been killed by a car.


Bicycle Accident On Water Street In Ulysses

Bicycle Accident In Ulysses
At 12:37 am on Saturday, Tri-Town Ambulance has been dispatched to Water Street in Ulysses for a unresponsive victim of a bicycle accident.

Real Estate & Much More At Westfield Auction Saturday

2 Big Auctions By Randy Jelliff This Weekend

Sat Aug 6 - 11:00AM Corning, NY
Sullivan Kitchen and Bath
Sat. Aug. 6 - 11AM- Sullivan Kitchen & Bath 400 Park Ave. Corning, NY- Complete liquidation of all current kitchen & bath showroom displays. Some fabulous displays complete with appliances. All from top quality manufacturers! If you are thinking of upgrading your kitchen or bath, come bid & buy at a fraction of retail pricing!!! 10% buyer's premium applies. Photos & [ View Full Listing ]


Sun Aug 7 - 01:00PM Campbell, NY
Kashmer Public Auction
Kashmer Public Auction Sunday August 7, 2011 ~ 1PM 8720 Main St.Campbell, Steuben County, NY (Just minutes to Corning or Bath) Real Estate: Beautiful, immaculate 2 story home w/4 bedrooms, 2 baths, lg. living room, office/computer room w/French doors, lg. family room w/vaulted ceiling, spacious kitchen w/island, detached 2 car garage w/workshop, paved drive, open deck & [ View Full Listing ] PHOTOS

4-County Leasing Group To Meet August 11 In Shinglehouse

Friday, August 5, 2011

Andover Man Arrested On Warrant, Now Facing Drug Charges In Potter County

When troopers from the Coudersport Station went to a seasonal camp off of the West Branch Road in West Branch Township, Potter County, on Thursday to arrest an Andover, NY man on a bench warrant from Lebanon County, PA, Court of Common Pleas, they found him in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Robert Barner, 48, of 76 East Greenwood Street, Andover, NY, was jailed in the Potter County Jail on the bench warrant, but now he will also be facing the Drug Paraphernalia charge in District Court 55-4-03.

Coudersport Ambulance To Mountain Lane

At 10:18 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Mountain Lane for an illness call.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To W. Academy Street

At 7:30 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to W. Academy St. for a medical emergency.

Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter Under Drought Warning

DEP Declares Drought Warnings,
Watches, Around Commonwealth
Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter
Under Drought Warning

Harrisburg — The Department of Environmental Protection today issued a drought warning for four Pennsylvania counties and a drought watch for 40 counties.

“With the hot, dry summer, our statewide monitoring network indicates a need to take this first step, which is aimed at alerting the public and water suppliers that it makes sense to take some voluntary common sense steps to conserve,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "We recommended this to Pennsylvania’s Drought Task Force, and the members agreed.”

A drought watch declaration is the first and least severe level of the state’s three drought classifications. It calls for a voluntary five-percent reduction in non-essential water use and puts large water consumers on notice to begin planning for the possibility of reduced water supplies.

A drought warning asks residents to voluntarily reduce water use by 10 to 15 percent. The four counties under a Drought Warning are Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter.

The 40 counties under a Drought Watch are Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Forest, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mercer, Mifflin, Montgomery, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango, Warren and Wyoming.

Traffic Accident In Emporium

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS
AT S PINE ST and E ALLEGANY AVE
City: EMPORIUM
Cross Streets: N SPRUCE ST * S PINE ST
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD & EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
8/5/2011 5:54:04 PM

No details--Emporium Scanner is offline

Heel screenings to be offered at CCMH

Heel screenings to be offered at CCMH

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will offer heel screenings from 1 to 3 p.m., August 19 at the Women’s Health Center in hospital’s Irwin Medical Arts Center. The cost is $10. Call 274-8200 for an appointment.

Heel screenings give patients a preliminary bone density score (T score) in a matter of minutes. Low scores typically call for a more thorough exam. Those who should receive a heel screening include women over 65 or who have had an early menopause or hysterectomy or other hormonal depletion, men over 70, men and women taking certain medications or certain cancer treatments, those with risk factors or a disease or condition that can cause bone loss, and men and women who eat a low calcium diet or have had significant height loss.

3 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 255 In Jay Township

3 VEHICLE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/4 OCCUPANTS/2 PATIENTS
Address: BENNETTS VALLEY HWY and RITA LN
City: JAY
Cross Streets: BENNETTS VALLEY HWY
Agency: ELK COMPANY 5 FD, BENNETTS VALLEY AMBULANCE,
8/5/2011 4:18:51 PM
Two patients transported to Elk Regional Medical Center.

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 4:20 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Main Street for a medical call.

Arson At Mansfield Hose Company

Police investigate arson at Mansfield firehouse

Star Gazette

MANSFIELD -- Police are investigating a suspected case of arson at a Mansfield firehouse.

Someone on Wednesday set a fire inside an unlocked storage building behind the Mansfield Hose Co. on Main Street, state police in Mansfield said. More...

Rollover Crash Near Country Fair In Olean

Rollover Crash With Entrapment
At 3:40 pm on Friday, Olean Police are on scene of a rollover crash near the Country Fair on Wayne Street. One person is reported entrapped in the car that is rolled over.

Barbara J. Moore, 75, of French Creek, WV., formerly of Bradford, PA

Barbara J. Moore, 75, of French Creek, WV., formerly of Bradford, passed away Friday, August 5th, 2011 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be made at
www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Local church closes doors to do outreach

Local church closes doors to do outreach

Bradford, PA: Usually at 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings, Open Arms Community Church in Bradford is just starting their weekly worship service – but throughout the month of August – they’ll be headed out the door.

They’ve decided to cancel their second church service each Sunday morning to host Free Block Parties at different locations in town, starting this Sunday with a picnic at the parking lot of Phillip’s Auto Depot on North Kendall Avenue from 12:00 Noon until 3:00PM.

“The idea is something we've bounced around for quite some time,” says Open Arms Pastor Mike McAvoy, “My wife has always wanted to cancel service to go serve the community and some others in the church had a similar idea, and my thought is: one service isn't radical, but canceling service 4 weeks in a row is radical.” The church will instead hold one service at 9:15, and then start loading up supplies and preparing for the outreaches.

Each of the four weeks in August, Open Arms will partner with individuals and organizations to hold free chicken barbecues, hand out balloons and sno-cones, and just provide a fun way for people to connect with their community.

McAvoy says, “We wanted to provide an opportunity for the people of our church to meet new people that they may not normally be engaging. Now when they walk or drive through the community they will see a familiar face, know a new name, be able to say hello, and even say a prayer for that person.”

McAvoy feels that these outreaches are proving two of Open Arms’ core values:
That People Matter To God – “We believe all people matter to God, not just our friends, family, church, or peer social strata” and Intentional Radical Acts of Kindness are the best way to communicate God's love for people- “So, we are canceling our late church service and as a church hitting the streets, serving and blessing others.”

Following this week’s outreach on North Kendall Avenue, the church will partner August 14th with Family Video in their parking lot on West Washington Street, serving free chicken, while the video store will be giving away coupons for free movie rentals.

August 21, the church plans to host a picnic near the Ambulance Station on Chesnut Street, in partnership with Brian Gustafson. On August 28, Open Arms will partner with the Church of the Ascension on Chautauqua Place for another chicken barbecue.

McAvoy says, “Each of these organizations were so quick to say yes and excited about the idea of serving and blessing others. We extend a big thank you to each of them for the opportunity to serve our community together.”

Open Arms is also partnering with the “To Fill A Backpack” program – and at each event, children who may need backpacks filled with school supplies can sign up to receive one for free before the start of the school year.

12th ANNUAL BLACK FOREST STAR PARTY AUG 25-27

12th ANNUAL BLACK FOREST STAR PARTY AUG 25-27

The Black Forest Star Party is an annual dark-sky amateur astronomy observing event hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Observers (CPO). Held every year since 1999, the BFSP generally spans a weekend in the late summer or early fall in Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County, Pennsylvania. This year it will be held August 26 – 28. This is a pre-paid, pre-registered event and information on registration is available at the Central Pennsylvania Observers BFSP website at http://bfsp.org/starparty/about.cfm.

Cherry Springs State Park is one of the darkest sites in the state of Pennsylvania and has been designated as Pennsylvania's first Dark Sky Park by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). The park was also designated as a Gold Level Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association – the second park in the world to receive this classification. The amateur astronomers who have attended the BFSP can testify that the skies can be great! Star party attendees take the time not only to observe the spectacular night skies, but also attend lectures held during the day and visit with many astronomy related vendors who are set up to sell their wares at the star party.

The general public is invited to come visit the star party on Saturday, August 27 from the hours of 7 pm to 11 pm. Many of the astronomers will be volunteering the scopes for the public to look through and coming just before dark will allow visitors to see the hundreds of different kinds of telescopes that are on the field. Visitors should not arrive any earlier than 7 pm. Please bring a small flashlight with a red lens cover or if needed, a Dark Sky Team member will be able to provide flashlights with a temporary red cover.

Visitors will need to park their vehicles in the Night Sky Viewing Area public parking lot located on the north side of the park and walk onto the Astronomy Observation Field. The gate to that field gets closed at dark and no vehicular traffic is permitted in or out at that time. It can get quite cool and damp so appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn. Flip flops are strongly advised against. Also, absolutely NO PETS are permitted, so please leave them at hom
e.

Visitors are reminded that they must vacate the Observation Field by 11 pm so the star party attendees can continue with their own observing. Anyone wishing to stay later my continue to observe the star at the Night Sky Viewing Area amphitheater located adjacent to the parking lots. There are benches for sitting in that area as well.


Close to 500 astronomers will be attending this year’s Black Forest Star Party and the public visiting night is an excellent opportunity to see deep sky objects through different telescopes of varying powers. This is also a great time to talk to different astronomers about telescopes if you are planning on purchasing one…they have the knowledge and experience and are willing to share that information with anyone who is interested in pursuing the hobby of amateur astronomy.

In the event that the skies are overcast, or it is raining, the program will not be held and will be cancelled. You may check with the Lyman Run State Park office prior to driving out to Cherry Springs if the weather isn’t cooperating. The park office phone number is (814) 435-5010.


Park sponsored Tours of the Night Sky will continue until mid-October. Stargaze programs are held on the dark-of-the-moon weekends, and lunar and nocturnal wildlife programs are held when the moon’s brightness blocks the view of the stars. Program information is available on the DCNR calendar of events webpage at ww.dcnr.state.pa.us/Calendar/list.asp or by calling the Lyman Run State Park office at the number above. General information about Cherry Springs and stargazing is available at the Cherry Springs Dark Sky Fund/Association website at: www.csspdarkskyfund.org

Photos provided to CSSP Dark Sky Fund by Terrence Dickenson with his permission for use

Car/Pedestrian Accident On Davis Street In Bradford

Bradford Police & EMS have responded to a car/pedestrian accident in front of the Wine & Spirits Store at 38 Davis Street in Bradford.

Free Christian Concert In Emporium Saturday At 7 PM

Free Christian Concert

Stand Strong a Christian Praise group from Rochester, NY will be having a Concert at the Cameron County Christian Center, 7 PM Saturday evening.

Featuring Dave and Mary Ann Hockey, former youth ministry team at the center, will be leading us in a time of praise and worship.

The concert is free, and all are welcome to come!

The Cameron County Christian Center is located in Emporium, the former East 4th Street School.

6 Mile Backups On I-80 Eastbound Near Lightstreet Exit

Travel Advisory

I-80 EB work-zone traffic backups in Columbia County reported

August 5, 2011@ 2:45 p.m.

Motorists traveling Interstate 80 eastbound in Columbia County are advised to be alert for several miles of traffic backups in the vicinity of Exit 236 (Lightstreet) at this hour.

Traffic backups are reported in excess of six miles in the eastbound lanes, currently between mile markers 236 (Lightstreet) and 242 (Mifflinville), and are expected to continue into the evening hours tonight.

Plan extra time for your travels if heading in that direction, and be alert to the slow-moving or stopped traffic well in advance of the work zones.

Cancer support group to meet

Cancer support group to meet

A cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. August 15 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. The group, Sassy Survivors, is informal and open to anyone with cancer, families and friends. For more information, contact facilitator June Buckler at 647-8616.

Fall Victim At Lyman Run State Park

At 2:35 pm on Friday, an ambulance and Medic 6 are responding to assist a victim of a fall with a leg laceration at Lyman Run State Park.

Crane Accident At Dresser Rand In Wellsville

Industrial Crane Accident
At 1:59 pm on Friday, Wellsville Rescue and Ambulance has been dispatched to a crane accident at the Dresser Rand plant for possible multiple injuries.

An employee at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville died today after an industrial accident.

Wellsville Village Police said the accident took place at the Wellsville plant around 1:55 p.m. The man was taken by Wellsville ambulance to Jones Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"The investigation will not be finished until the first of the week due to the fact we are waiting for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration)," said Wellsville Village Police Chief Timothy Walsh. "It was a fatal industrial accident that claimed the life of a male."

Chief Walsh said the complete family notification has not been completed and they would not be releasing the name. More...

Farm Tractor Fire In Hebron Township

Farm Tractor Fire
At 1:53 pm on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a farm tractor fire at 265 Sunrise Acres Lane in Hebron Township. Sunrise Acres Lane is between Dry Run Road and Summit Road.

I-80 Columbia County work-zone lane restrictions for next week

Travel Advisory
I-80 Columbia County work-zone lane restrictions for next week

Following are the planned work-zone lane closures for Interstate 80 in Columbia County for the week of Aug. 8.

Monday through Thursday, the I-80 westbound passing lane will have a daylight signing pattern (lane closure) for approximately 800' for haul trucks to exit work areas between exits 241(Lime Ridge/Berwick) and 242 (Mifflinville). This will be nights from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day.

Continuing now through Saturday, Aug. 13 at noon, the I-80 eastbound passing lane between mile markers 241 and 242 remains closed with temporary concrete barrier to perform crossover tie-in work.

A stop condition will continue at the top of the ramps entering westbound I-80 from Route 339 south and eastbound I-80 from Route 11 north.

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

$4,200.00 Worth Of Lottery Tickets Stolen From Duke Center Superette


The theft of $4,200.00 worth of Pennsylvania Lottery tickets from a Duke Center business is under investigation by State Police at Kane.

Between 8:30 and 9:30 am today, Friday, August 5, 2011, unknown actor(s) stole six rolls of lottery tickets belonging to the Duke Center Superette at 767 Main Street in Otto Township, McKean County.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please call PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Robert W. McGarvey is the investigator.

Update for Potter County Bridge Preservation Work

Update for Potter County Bridge Preservation Work

Potter County – PennDOT issues the following update for three bridges in Potter County for the week of Aug 8.

• Route 872 in Coudersport: The bridge spans Mill Creek in Coudersport. Contract work will be completed and temporary traffic signals will be removed, restoring a two-lane traffic pattern.

• Route 44 in Sweden Township: The bridge spans Mill Creek, near the Route 44/Route 6 intersection. On Aug. 10 deck repair work will bring a three to seven day detour using Route 3006 (Ice Mine Road) and Route 6. A temporary traffic signal will then be in place. The signal will be operational on Aug. 16 and will enforce an alternating traffic pattern. Work includes wing wall repairs, beam encasements and deck repairs. Work is expected to take about three months.

• Route 244 in Genesee Township: The bridge spans Cryder Creek near the New York state line. A temporary signal is being placed today, Aug. 5. The signal will be operational Aug. 9 and will enforce an alternating traffic pattern. Work includes repairs to the deck, structural steel, back-wall and wing-wall. Work is expected to take about three months.

Work on these 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.

Ceres Woman Appointed Director At Alfred University

Easdon-Smith joins AU as member of development staff

Alfred University

Celeine Easdon-Smith has been appointed director of major gifts for the development office, Stanley Colla, vice president for University Relations, announced.

Easdon-Smith will be working with alumni and friends of the University in the Northeast.

"Celeine’s combination of experience and skills were judged to be the best match for Alfred University’s needs in fund-raising," Colla said. She was selected from a "very competitive pool of candidates."

" The opportunity to promote the educational development of young people in an intellectually stimulating environment is very exciting," said Easdon-Smith. "I am looking forward to visiting with Alfred University’s alumni and friends to raise money for the University in support of annual and capital priorities. The future of society depends on educating today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. And, the prospect of cultivating relationships that will generate gifts that touch students’ lives every day in ways that matter is very inspiring. "

Easdon-Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and an MBA, also in marketing from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

She spent more than 15 years in marketing and sales, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry, before she and her husband, Ashley, moved to Potter County, PA, in 2002. They own and operate Oz’s Homestay Bed & Breakfast and the Freefall Oz Skydiving Center in Ceres, PA.


Most recently, Easdon-Smith was an adjunct instructor at Alfred State College, teaching "Strategic and Creative Problem Solving."

Appeals Court Decision Confirms Troopers Drake & Rothermell Not Liable In Boothby Arrest

Photo above by James Jones on Sept. 5, 2008 when a bomb squad from the City of Erie was called to Roulette for a suspected bomb that was found in Potter County Human Services building on North Street in Roulette. James Boothby, a former Human Services employee was arrested as a result of the incident.

Appeals Court Upholds Coudersport Troopers

The United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, issued a decision yesterday in an appeal filed on behalf of James Boothby, a retired Potter County Human Services employee, who was arrested as a result of a fake pipe bomb that was found in his former office on a day that he was to return to PCHS to retrieve his personal belongings from the building.

The incident shut down the County offices for most of the day, and resulted in evacuations of nearby residents and traffic detours in the village of Roulette.

State Policemen Glen C. Drake II and Jacob Rothermel who arrested Boothby as a result of that incident were sued in federal court by Boothby and previously found not to be liable. The appeal, decided yesterday, was filed on July 14, 2011, and has been decided in favor of Drake & Rothermel.

Click on this LINK to see the entire story on LEAGLE.

Wildfire On Rt. 6 Behind Seal's Lumber In Coudersport

Wildfire Dispatched In Coudersport
At 10:41 am on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a wildfire behind Seal's Lumber on Rt. 6 in Coudersport Boro. Caller reports small wildfire, no endangered structures.

CRAFT VENDORS WANTED!

CRAFT VENDORS WANTED!

Saturday, Sept. 10th
Genesee Old Home Day
Come be a part of the rebirth of Genesee's
Old Home Day
(We are expecting quite a crowd.)
This will be a great opportunity to sell your hand
crafted items!
For more information call Linda at
814.203.3257 or Katie at 585.808.8505

Spaces are limited, so reserve your space today.

Card Shower for Harold “Ole” Olson of Shinglehouse who turns 90 on August 12, 2011

Card Shower for Harold “Ole” Olson of Shinglehouse who turns 90 on August 12, 2011.

His address is Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, Room 19, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.


Thank you.

Box Culvert Work on Route 1015 (Collins Hill Road) Rescheduled to Start Aug. 15

Potter County
Box Culvert Work on Route 1015 (Collins Hill Road) Rescheduled to Start Aug. 15

Coudersport – Crews from PennDOT Potter County Maintenance will begin work Aug. 15 to install a new box culvert along Route 1015 (Collins Hill Road). The box culvert will replace the existing Bingham Center Bridge, in Bingham Township. This work was rescheduled from its original June start date.

Work will begin at 6 a.m. Aug 15 and last through 5 p.m. Aug. 22.


A detour will be in place for the length of the project. The detour will make use of Route 1013 (Bingham Center Road) and Route 1011(Hickox Ulysses Road). The detour will be in effect for the entire weeklong project.

The Bingham Center Bridge carries an average of 94 vehicles per day. The bridge was built in 1937. The installation of the box culvert will eliminate the current 8-ton posting on the bridge.

PennDOT advises drivers to obey posted speed limits and follow detour signs. 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.

Everyday Specials At Potter County Beverage

Summer Clearance At BG's Engine Clinic

4-County Leasing Group To Meet August 11 In Shinglehouse

Yvonne M. Butler, 63, of 401 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA formerly of Emporium, PA

Yvonne M. Butler, 63, of 401 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA formerly of Emporium died at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown on Thursday morning (August 4, 2011)

She was born August 5, 1947 in Renovo a daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Ellen Saxton Button, Sr.

On June 11, 1984 in Coudersport she married the late Eugene Butler.

Mrs. Butler had worked at Guy and Mary Felt Manor over 5 years before moving to Montgomery County.

Surviving:
Son: Kevin Button, Pennsburg, PA
Son: Todd Button, Bradford
Brother: George Button, Jr., Emporium
Brother: Landis Button and his wife Melonie, Smethport
Sister: Mary Frost, Bradford
Sister: Nancy, Mrs. Neal Freer, Turtlepoint
Sister: Rose, Mrs. Charles Becker, Roulette

Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Eugene and Mary Ellen Saxton Button, Sr.
Husband: Eugene Butler who died Feb. 18, 2007
Sister: Harriet Jean Button in infancy

There will be No Visitation.

A Private Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Auctions This Weekend By Randy Jelliff Auction Service

Sat Aug 6 - 11:00AM Corning, NY
Sullivan Kitchen and Bath
Sat. Aug. 6 - 11AM- Sullivan Kitchen & Bath 400 Park Ave. Corning, NY- Complete liquidation of all current kitchen & bath showroom displays. Some fabulous displays complete with appliances. All from top quality manufacturers! If you are thinking of upgrading your kitchen or bath, come bid & buy at a fraction of retail pricing!!! 10% buyer's premium applies. Photos & [ View Full Listing ]


Sun Aug 7 - 01:00PM Campbell, NY
Kashmer Public Auction
Kashmer Public Auction Sunday August 7, 2011 ~ 1PM 8720 Main St.Campbell, Steuben County, NY (Just minutes to Corning or Bath) Real Estate: Beautiful, immaculate 2 story home w/4 bedrooms, 2 baths, lg. living room, office/computer room w/French doors, lg. family room w/vaulted ceiling, spacious kitchen w/island, detached 2 car garage w/workshop, paved drive, open deck & [ View Full Listing ] PHOTOS

Public Auction Saturday August 6th--Real Estate & Much More

Thursday, August 4, 2011

David P. Smith, 55, of Hemlock Street, Kane, PA

KANE, PA - David P. Smith, 55, of Hemlock Street passed away Sunday (July 31, 2011) in his home following a long illness.

Born Nov. 17, 1955, in St. Marys, he was a son of William F. and Jane Krug Smith. On March 8, 1986, in St. Leo's Church, Ridgway, he married Mary Yonker, who survives.

Mr. Smith attended schools in St. Marys and had resided in St. Marys and Eldred before moving to Kane in 2006.

He had been employed by St. Marys Carbon and Molded Materials in Ridgway and later at the YMCA in Ridgway, retiring in 2002 due to poor health. He had also been employed at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount Jewett. He loved his family, camping, fishing and woodworking, and he loved playing football with his daughters.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Tamaran Smith and Karen Smith, both of Kane; two brothers, John (Louise) Smith of St. Marys and Jude Smith of Clarksville, Md.; a sister, Jane (Richard) Dugan of Roulette; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend of the family, Chuck Spliedt of Clarksville, Md.

He was predeceased by a sister, Carol Meyer; a brother-in-law; a niece and a nephew.

Friends may call at the Mount Jewett Seventh Day Adventist Church on Thursday (Aug. 4, 2011) from 4 to 8 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Lynn Gatz, pastor, officiating.

Arrangements are under direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

Marjorie E. Higley, 87, of Kansas Branch Road, Duke Center, PA

DUKE CENTER, PA - Marjorie E. Higley, 87, of Kansas Branch Road passed away after a short illness on Monday (Aug. 1, 2011) at home, surrounded by her family.

Born July 25, 1924, in Bradford, she was a daughter of Lester and Edna V. Case Shoff. On Feb. 6, 1948, at the Schoff residence on Kansas Branch Road, she married Keith Higley, who survives.

Marjorie was a 1942 graduate of Otto High School in Duke Center and later graduated from Webster Junior College in Washington, D.C. She had resided at her present home on Kansas Branch Road since 1948 and for 20 years had spent winters in Auburndale, Fla., with her husband.

She spent her life being a loving housewife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved taking care of them.

Mrs. Higley was a member of the Duke Center United Methodist Church and a past member of Keystone Chapter #2 Order of the Eastern Star of Duke Center. She enjoyed being home with her family and playing cards.

Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Laura (David) Gold of Eldred; three grandchildren, Jennifer Higley of Smethport, Shawn (Tricia) Gold and Corey (Vicki Button) Gold, both of Eldred; two great-grandchildren, Chelsea Gold and Bryce Gold; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Gregory D. Higley, in 1993; a brother, George Shoff; and a sister, Dorothy Schenfield.

Friends called at the Duke Center United Methodist Church (Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011) from 2 to 5 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services were held, with the Rev. Gary Sheesley, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

Memorials may be made to the McKean County Hospice, Duke Center United Methodist Church or Otto Ambulance Fund.

Arrangements are under direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

Nearly 230 State-Owned Vehicles to be Offered at Aug. 15 Public Auction

Nearly 230 State-Owned Vehicles to be Offered at Aug. 15 Public Auction
Sale will Include High-End, Unique Vehicles Seized by Office of Attorney General

Harrisburg – Nearly 230 state-owned vehicles will be offered at public auction on
Monday, Aug. 15, with revenues being returned to the commonwealth, the
Department of General Services said today.

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

The auction will feature several high-end or unique vehicles seized by the Office of
the Attorney General, including a 2001 BMW 525i; a 2004 BMW 745i; a 2001
Jaguar S-Type; and a 1964 Mercury Caliente. Motorcycles from manufacturers such
as Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki and Suzuki will also be available.

Other vehicles being sold will include those formerly used by state agencies or
seized by state law enforcement agencies.

The auction will be coordinated by Manheim Auto Auctions, located at 488
Firehouse Road, Grantville, PA, 17028. Buyers may purchase with cash or certified
funds in the form of money orders, cashier's checks, certified checks or bank
checks – all made payable to “Manheim Central Penn Auto Auction.”

For more information on this auction and a complete listing of vehicles, visit DGS
online at www.dgs.state.pa.us ; click on “Bid on an Automobile” under the “How Do
I?” section of the website; scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Click
here to view the auction listing.”

Shirlee Says Thanks......

Dear Friends:

I want to thank all of you for your prayers,letters, cards, good wishes and encouragement since we learned less than two weeks ago that Tom has cancer.

Today he had surgery and it was very successful. Several lymph nodes were also involved and removed as well as the tumor. He has an excellent chance to live many more years with hormone therapy which will begin in a few weeks after he's recovered sufficiently.

I want to especially thank Michelle Burdick who walked us through the many tests, and meetings with the surgeon and for her continued concern, not only for Tom, but for me as well. She's a blessing and Charles Cole is very fortunate to have her on staff.

My two daughters, Anne and Nancy stayed with me throughout the day and are such treasures that it's hard to describe how lucky I am to have them. Tom's good friend, Paul Buchsen made our wait so much easier too, just by being there with us.

We've received literally dozens of calls in the past week and we're grateful for each and every one of them. It would be difficult to return all of them so I decided to write this note so you all will know that Tom is doing well and we hope and pray he will be with us for many years to come.

Again- many thanks and God Bless you all.

Shirlee Leete

Sandra Eaton Solinger, 61, of Erie and formerly of Eldred, Pa.

Sandra Eaton Solinger, 61, of Erie and formerly of Eldred, Pa., died Tuesday evening August 2, 2011 at UPMC Hamot.

A resident of Erie since 1978 she was born in Olean, N.Y. on April 4, 1950 a daughter of Winifred Nichols Eaton Cordner and the late Edward "Ben" Eaton.

Sandra worked at Wegman's for 7 years and most recently worked at Gospel Hill Golf Course. She enjoyed arts and crafts, golfing, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Eaton; her stepmother, Janet Eaton; and her stepdaughter, Robin Faulkerson. In addition to her mother and stepfather, Kenneth Cordner of Bradford, survivors include her husband of 37 years, Larry D. Solinger; one daughter, Nicole Solinger Ross of Louisville, Ky.; two stepsons, Mark Solinger of Grove City and Jeff Solinger and his wife Robin of Richmond, Va.; one stepdaughter, Kimberly Hugel of Oil City; one stepsister, Kim Westlake and her husband Dan of Bradford; one stepbrother, Bruce Cordner of Eldred, Pa.; her half sister, Stella Eaton of Smethport, Pa.; four grandchildren, Jake, Maddie, Anna, and Caleb; four step grandchildren, Morgan, Charkie, Casey, and Kyle. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Road, on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. officiated by Rev. William Cox, Pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312.

White Cat w/Calico Markings Lost In Roulette Area

Could you please post a notice on our lost cat.

She is missing from Laninger Creek Road in Roulette. She is a white cat with calico markings and blue eyes. She answers to her name, VELCRO. She disappeared Wednesday evening after 10 pm. Our phone number is 544-8893.

Two Vehicle Accident In Roulette

Two Vehicle Crash In Roulette
At 7:57 pm on Thursday, Roulette Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Center and 2nd Street in Roulette.


ON SCENE REPORT--No injuries, no entrapment. Medic 6 cancelled.

UPDATE--Roulette ambulance transporting one patient to Charles Cole Hospital

GROUPS FILE SUIT AGAINST ARMY CORPS AND DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION OVER GAS DRILLING REGULATIONS

GROUPS FILE SUIT AGAINST ARMY CORPS AND DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION OVER GAS DRILLING REGULATIONS
Lawsuit charges that an analysis must be completed and environmental impacts understood before drilling moves forward in the Delaware River Basin

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – A coalition of concerned nonprofit organizations today jointly filed a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers and the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) for their failure to comply with federal law by proposing gas drilling regulations without first conducting a full environmental review as required under the National Environmental Policy Act. The coalition includes the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), Riverkeeper and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, represented by attorneys from each organization and the Columbia Environmental Law Clinic. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York where the Army Corps office is located.

“With 5.4 million visitors annually, the Upper Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are national treasures that must be protected for our children and grandchildren to enjoy,” said Cinda Waldbuesser, Pennsylvania Senior Program Manager for NPCA. “The economic benefits of natural gas development must not compromise the long-term benefits of protecting water quality and preserving our national parks, which are already economic generators for local communities.”

Covering approximately 48,000 square miles, the geological formation called the Marcellus Shale occurs beneath the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Nearly 36 percent of the Delaware River Watershed is underlain by Marcellus Shale. Industrial and academic assessments estimate that trillions of cubic feet of natural gas could be recovered from the formation with tens of thousands of natural gas wells anticipated in the Delaware River Basin alone. According to the legal documents filed, the impacts to water quality and quantity, air quality, recreation and the wildlife within and near treasured lands like the Upper Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River and Delaware Water gap could be severe, and should be analyzed in an environmental impact study before drilling moves forward.

"When it comes to natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Watershed, the public has not had equal voice in the debate with the politicians and the drillers,” said Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper. “The DRBC and the Army Corps have both rejected their obligation to protect the River and the common good by issuing draft gas rules without the required comprehensive environmental studies. They have allowed politics and their annual budget to drive the drilling debate within their agencies. Today, our organizations are rising up in defense of the River and the public good — we are enforcing the law so as to ensure good science, facts and common good are the drivers from here on out.”

“The Delaware River Basin provides fifty percent of the clean, unfiltered drinking water that nine million New Yorkers depend on daily,” said Kate Hudson, Riverkeeper Watershed Program Director. “This critical resource should not be put at risk by allowing drilling to proceed in the Basin before a complete environmental impact assessment has been carried out as the basis for developing the most effective regulations possible. Absent that review, there is no assurance that the regulations the DRBC is poised to finalize will be adequate to control a risky industrial activity that has already caused documented environmental and human health impacts in other states, including Pennsylvania. No one’s drinking water should be sacrificed in the rush to pursue exploitation of methane gas deposits that have existed for millions of years,” Hudson adds.

While scientists have long known about the resources of the Marcellus Shale formation, modern advances in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are granting access to the country’s shale gas reserves faster than ever before, especially in Pennsylvania. Fracking involves pumping millions of gallons of water, sand and toxic chemicals into a well, fracturing the shale and releasing the natural gas trapped within. Companies are not required to share information publicly about the chemicals used in this process. While all harmful impacts of natural gas development have yet to be fully understood, impacts may include:

Health concerns for local communities and the environment including water contamination related to drilling and the disposal of drilling fluid;
Reductions in stream flow and ground water levels;
Air quality degradation; and
Impacts to the regions national parks including wildlife, night skies, soundscapes and cultural resources.

The Delaware River is the largest free flowing river east of the Mississippi and its water quality is exceptional, which merits it special protection under DRBC regulations. The DRBC, an agency that includes the governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware and the Army Corps of Engineers, regulates activities within the Delaware River Basin. The agency has proposed new regulations for natural gas development without first conducting an environmental impact analysis, and neglects to provide sufficient protections for local communities, the environment and nearby national parks. As a federal agency, the DRBC must comply with the National Environmental Policy Act and consider the cumulative environmental impacts of a proposed action, and inform the public that they have carefully analyzed these impacts in its decision-making process.

State Police Investigations in Cameron & McKean County


State Police Reports

BURGLARY--7-17 to 8-1-2011--Actor(s) forcibly entered Camp Rooks Nook on Houston Hill Road, Gibson Township owned by David Roble of Derry PA. Several items removed. Estimated loss $450.00

RETAIL THEFT--8-1/8-2-2011--Unknown actor(s) removed 2 lock blade knives from a display case at Fulton's General Store in Driftwood Boro without paying. Value $17.60.

BURGLARY--7-27/8-1-2011--Unknown actor(s) entered a residence on South Mountain Road and removed several prescriptions from a known victim.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF--8-2/8-3-2011--Individual(s) damaged three windows on a gold 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix owned by Nathan Blair at 96 Amanda Lane, Route 446, Eldred Township, with a blunt object and fled the scene.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF--7-31/8-3-2011--Individual(s) damaged a single pane garage door window by unknown means and then fled. Property of Richard Manning of Duke Center located at 113 Tram Hollow Road in Otto Township.

Shotgun Stolen In Emporium Burglary

A residential burglary in Emporium is under investigation by State Police in Emporium.

Between May 30 and July 31, 2011, actor(s) entered the residence of Donald R. Sestina at 319 West Fourth Street, Emporium, PA, and removed a shotgun valued at $150.00 from the basement.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Emporium PSP at 814-486-3321. Tfc. David A. Burd is the investigator.

Control Module Lost From PennDOT Truck

Control Module Lost
PennDOT and State Police are asking the public's help in recovering a ELECRONIC CONTROL MODULE for a PennDOT fuel truck that was lost between the PennDOT shed on South Avenue in Bradford and the PennDOT headquarters in Mount Alton.


The module is described as being black plastic with an alpha numeric keypad 5 inches long, 1 inch thick, and 3 foot-4 inches high.

If anyone sees this unit, please call PSP Kane at 814-778-5555 or PennDOT HQ at 814-465-7754.

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Joshua Michael Hardes born 8-2-11 weight 8lbs 2oz to Lacey Riale and Joseph Hardes of Port Allegany, PA.

Maternal Grandparents Yvonne Jackson of Johnstown, NY and Todd Lynn Riale of Pittsburgh, PA.

Paternal Grandparents Mike and Linda Hardes of Port Allegany, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparents Beverly and John Riale of Port Allegany, PA.

Paternal Great-Grandparents Katherine Hardes of Port Allegany, PA.


Welcoming Clinton Jobe Marcus Batterson born on 8-2-11 weight 8lbs 2.9oz to Christin (Piccone) and Clinton Karl Batterson of Galeton, PA. He joins his sister Tegan 2.


Maternal Grandparents Stacey Gleason and Vincent Piccone of Philadelphia, PA

Paternal Grandparents Tim and Teri Batterson of Galeton, PA.

PLANE CRASH AT BRADFORD AIRPORT IS A DRILL

PLANE CRASH IS DRILL
At 6:00 pm on Thursday, Fire Rescue and EMS from several McKean County Departments have been alerted for a simulated plane crash at the Bradford Airport.

This is a DRILL.

Quilters Heaven Shop Hop!

Quilters Heaven Shop Hop!
Twin Tier Sizzling Summer Shop Hop

Stop in at your local Quilters Haven Shop at 709 North Main Street in Coudersport today!

Thursday-Saturday
August 4th, 5th, & 6th
10AM-6PM

Why don't you take some time out of your busy summer, get a couple of friends together and "HOP" for a day (or 2)!

Here's what you'll get:
A 15% discount on regular priced items
Chance for a $25 door prize basket from each shop
Passport with a stamp from all 5 shops (purchase required to get a stamp) will be eligible for a $175 grand prize-which is a $35 gift certificate from each participating shop!!

Participating Shops:

Calico Cat
4451 W. Faimount Avenue
Lakewood, NY 14750
Quilter's Haven
115 McDaniel Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701
Enchanted Moutain Quilting
324 West State Street
Olean, NY 14760
Riverside Stitchin' Quilt
317 Pennsylvania Avenue
Warren, PA 16365
Sure hope to see you here!

Happy Quilting!

Mt. Jewett: Water Shortage, Boil Water Advisory, Fire Depts. Asked To Haul In Water

Mt. Jewett Water Emergency

Mt. Jewett Echo

The Mount Jewett Echo has been just informed as of 1:04 pm today that their is water a shortage/potential outage for customers who are on borough water. The Mt. Jewett water supply is low and they are requesting help from the McKean County EMA Office to supply fire department tankers to haul water. The Mckean County EMA office is currently in contact with the PA DEP requesting their assistance. So at this time people who are on borough water are being asked to conserve until this shortage crisis is averted.

As details develop on this story the Mt. Jewett Echo will advise its readers of the latest information concerning this issue once its provided to us.

Update: Fire Departments from Smethport, Lewis Run, Mount Jewett and Ludlow have been asked to haul water from Kane to the storage tank facility off of High Street in the Borough of Mt. Jewett.

DEP has issued a system-wide Boil Water Advisory for the water customers, who are serviced by the Mt. Jewett water system.