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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vehicle Into A Pole On Costello Avenue/ One injured

One Vehicle MVA W/Injury
At 10:59 pm on Saturday, Austin Ambulance has been dispatched to a one vehicle accident that occurred at 10:47 pm near 211 Costello Avenue. One injury is reported. Vehicle is reported into a telephone pole. Austin police are on scene.

There are reports of wires down and electric out in Costello. Fire Police were called to stop traffic.

ATV Accident In Oswayo Boro

ATV Accident On Hemlock Hollow
At 10:31 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Dept. 39 and Medic 6 have been dispatched to an ATV accident on Hemlock Hollow Road near Rt. 244 in Oswayo Boro. Two persons are reported injured.

Reports have come in indicating that one person was trapped under the UTV and that the coroner was called to the scene. Further information will await official reports.

Water Line Flushing Begins Sunday In Coudersport

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Meetings Set On ‘Trail Town’ development!

Warren and McKean county residents:
Please help students gather data on ‘Trail Town’ development!

A class of research students from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has teamed up with the ANF Visitor Bureau to hold a series of town hall meetings this month in two Pennsylvania Wilds counties exploring the idea of “Trail Towns.” The meetings are being held in Warren and McKean counties, where several land and water trails are being developed or growing in popularity.

The town hall meetings aim to gauge public support for trail town development in the area and identify potential next steps for growing trail-related tourism. In addition to the public meetings, the students will also conduct surveys and visit nationally-recognized trail towns before releasing their final findings in December, said their instructor, Dr. William Schumann, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

PA Wilds partners strongly encourage trail enthusiasts to attend the meetings. The data collected will not only be useful to the communities involved, but to other similar efforts in the region – including, maybe, helping shape the PA Wilds Planning Team’s next regional trails conference in 2012. Local partners have already asked conference organizers to focus on trail town development, so kudos to the students at Pitt Brad and to the ANF VB for this timely research!

One meeting has already been held in Bradford but three others are slated:

Smethport, Oct. 11, 6 p.m., Desert Rose Café;

Kane/Mt. Jewett, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Kane Community Center

Warren, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Jefferson DeFrees Family Center


Hope to see you there!

Thompson Congratulates Penn State’s Contributions to First Place Win

Thompson Congratulates Penn State’s Contributions to First Place Win in NASA’s Aviation Fuel Efficiency Challenge

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today congratulated Penn State’s participation in NASA’s Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency Green Flight Challenge. Pipistrel-USA, an aviation company with operations in State College, won first place in the NASA competition, which took place in Charles Santa Rosa, CA, on September 25. The aviation team was lead by Dr. Jack Langelaan, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Penn State University.

"725" exchange without phone service

Those individuals living in the Loganton area of Clinton County serviced by TDS telephone with a "725" exchange are without phone service at this time.

Your 911 service has been affected.

In the event of an emergency you can use a cell phone to call 911 or report to the Sugar Valley Volunteer Fire Company for assistance.


Coudersport Ambulance To Park Avenue

At 8:29 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Park Avenue for a medical call.

At 8:41 pm--Roulette Dispatched

MVA In Kane At Rt. 321 & Biddle Street

MVA In Kane
At 7:54 pm on Friday, Kane Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to a two vehicle MVA at the intersection of Rt. 321 and Biddle Street in the Boro. This dispatch indicated possibly 2 persons injured.

Thressa P. BURRELL, 98, of Genesee, PA

Thressa P. BURRELL, 98, of Genesee, PA, died Friday, October 7, 2011 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.

Born April 17, 1913, in Colesburg, PA, she was the daughter of Abel J. and Ethel C. Sherwood Lawton. On January 31, 1945, in Knoxville, PA, she married Walter T. Burrell, who predeceased her in 1984.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong area resident. Thressa was a member of the Ellisburg Union Church and the Andrews Settlement-Ellisburg Community Club.

Surviving are: a son, Joseph M. (Edna) Hallock of Bradford, PA; a daughter, Grace Prokopchuk of Wellsville, NY; eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Lyle Lawton of TN; two sisters, Agnes (Clarence) Long of AL and Beatrice (Arnold) Ruhli of WA; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Thressa M. Lusk; and a grandson, Allen Mastin.

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Paul M. Karges will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

First Church of God Spaghetti Dinner in their fellowship hall on October 8th from 4-7 PM

First Church of God
142 Main St
Eldred PA 16731


Will host a Spaghetti Dinner in their fellowship hall on October 8th from 4-7 PM.

The dinner will include spaghetti with homemade meatballs, salad, bread, desserts and drinks. Take out will be available upon request.

In addition a raffle will be available for an airplane ride for two from the Bradford Regional Airport.

The winning ticket will be drawn at approximately 7:00 PM and the winner doesn’t need to be present.

All proceeds from this event will go to Maryetta’s Mission Scholarship Fund which is sponsored by the First Church of God in Eldred. For more information about this event or Maryetta’s Mission please visit maryettasmission.com.

Mike Roche Entertains Tonight At Olga In Coudersport

One of our favorite regional performers, Mike Roche, will be doing an
acoustic performance this Saturday at Olga's.

His skillful guitar playing
coupled with his strong vocals promise an extremely enjoyable evening.

Mike's show will start at 7 PM. We're extremely happy to have Mike back at Olga's!

$3 Cover Charge

Medical Call To Foxs Pizza Coudersport

At 12:30 Dept 48 was dispatched to a medical call at Foxs Pizza.

Route 125 mine subsidence fix completed; Roadway reopened

Travel Advisory
Route 125 mine subsidence fix completed; Roadway reopened

Oct. 8, 2011 @ 10:30 a.m

Remedial work at that mine subsidence along Route 125 south of Shamokin in Northumberland County has just been completed this morning.

The roadway is reopened to traffic.

The detour is lifted.

A PennDOT crew used rock to backfill a substantial portion of the void last weekend. After several days of monitoring for any settling, the crew then placed 85 cubic yards of concrete atop the rock. Additional backfill was placed to finish off the project.

The mine void that opened up along Route 125 had an opening at the surface of 20 feet and a depth of at least 200 feet. Route 125 was closed to traffic to ensure the public’s safety until a fix to stabilize the ground there could be implemented.

FUNGUS AND THE FUTURE OF BATS

FUNGUS AND THE FUTURE OF BATS

Fungi have a history of assaulting North America’s outdoors


HARRISBURG – Cave bats have long been some of North America’s most successful species. Then, in 2006, White-Nosed Syndrome (WNS) surfaced in Howe’s Cave near Albany, New York, and the future of North America’s cave bats soon became anything but certain. Click title to read the entire article.

Mansfield Firefighters Responding To House Fire

10/8/2011, 10:51 AM, FIRE / STRUCTURE,
COLLEGE AVE AND ST JAMES ST, MANSFIELD BORO

Reported to be house fire in Boro

11:10 AM Fire 02-9 FIRE OUT


Still Missing A Sweet Little Yorkie Austin-Costello Area

Our yorkie is still missing,

Reward for safe return. Call 814-647-4399 or text message
814-558-6219. Lost is the Austin-Costello Area.

Michael William “Mike” Blanton, 47, of Chesapeake Beach, MD, formerly of Austin, PA

Michael William “Mike” Blanton, 47, of Chesapeake Beach, MD (formerly of Austin) passed away following a brief illness on Monday, October 3, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Mike was born September 23, 1964 in Bedford, Ohio to Jacquelyn Diday and Billy R. Blanton.

He grew up in Austin, PA, graduating from Austin High School, class of 1983, and immediately entered the U.S. Navy. He spent most of his Navy career in Italy aboard several ships as a Boatswain’s Mate. He returned to the United States in February of 1988 to Bethesda, MD for medical treatment. While recuperating on temporary duty he was assigned to the Navy Legal Service Offices North Central at Washington Naval Yard.

While working there he met Donna Cepura Sawyer, who worked for the Naval District Washington, Anacostia Annex. They were married December 11, 1989 and resided in Chesapeake Beach, MD.

Mike was then assigned to the USS Iowa BB61 out of Norfolk, VA. He was aboard the ship on April 19, 1989 when gun turret two exploded, causing the death of many of his shipmates.

He retired from active duty on March 22, 1994 due to medical reasons and then started M & D Technology, providing computer sales and repairs, printing and publishing services from his home in Chesapeake Beach, MD. He also earned a Bachelor degree in Computer Technology from Capitol College, MD. From February 2010 to May 2011 he was an ADP Contractor with the N.S.A. at Ft. Meade.

Mike was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in North Beach, MD, a life member of the VFW 7950 in Chesapeake Beach, was All State Commander which he attained for several years, a member of the Stallings-William American Legion Post 260 in Chesapeake Beach, and Cooties and the Disabled American Veterans.

Michael is survived by his wife Donna Blanton of Chesapeake Beach, MD; step daughter Janet Morehead; and granddaughters Miranda and Marissa Yost of Huntingtown, MD. He is also survived by his mother Jacquelyn McAfoose and her husband Norman of Austin, PA; sisters Melanee Blanton and Michelle Blanton Valenti and her husband Jesse; nephews Michael and Mason, and nieces Katelyn and Kendra, all of Austin, PA.

He was predeceased by his father and grandmother, Rita Thompson.

Services for Michael are private.

Memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s name to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, or online at www.calverthospice.org

Virginia S. Brinnier, a long-time Bolivar, NY resident

ERIE, PA - Virginia S. Brinnier, a long-time Bolivar, NY resident, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2011) at the Golden Living Center-Walnut Creek in Erie after a brief illness.

Born Jan. 29, 1921, in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of Lester W. and Flora Amsden Shaner. On March 13, 1943, in New York City, she married Gilbert H. Brinnier, who predeceased her on July 11, 2007.

Mrs. Brinnier was a graduate of Bolivar Central School. She went on to attend Alfred University.
During World War II, she worked in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, returning to Bolivar in 1950. Mrs. Brinnier went to work for the former Bolivar Breeze, the Allegany Refinery in Bolivar and retired from Bolivar Central Schools.

She was a member of the Bolivar United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Little Genesee Garden Club, Olean General Hospital Auxiliary and the Bolivar Country Club.

Following her retirement, Mrs. Brinnier enjoyed traveling with her husband, visiting Alaska, Europe, the Hawaiian Islands, the Virgin Islands and the Panama Canal. She also enjoyed gardening, nature, reading and spending time with her great-granddaughter, Claire.

Surviving is a daughter, Bonnie Renaud of Erie, a grandson, Nicholas (Deanna) Renaud of Erie; a great-granddaughter, Claire Renaud; a sister, Mary Lou Joyce of Key Largo, FL; a brother, Philip (Norma) Shaner of Key Largo; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, John Shaner.

Friends were received at the Schaffner Funeral Home, Inc., 554 Main St., Bolivar. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday (Oct. 7, 2011) at the funeral home. The Rev. Matthew Kofahl officiated. Burial was in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Allegany County SPCA, 1374 State Route 19 South, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Sylvia Mafrice Hitchcock Hibbard, formerly of Olean, N.Y., Cuba, N.Y. and Bradford, Pa

KISSIMMEE, FLA. - Sylvia Mafrice Hitchcock Hibbard, formerly of Olean, N.Y., Cuba, N.Y. and Bradford, Pa., passed away Thursday (Sept. 29, 2011) at The Palms at Park Place nursing home in Kissimmee, where she had been a resident since 2006.

Born Aug. 13, 1925, in Olean, she was predeceased by her first husband of 39 years, Lewis Hitchcock, and second husband of 16 years, George Hibbard, and by her parents Angelo and Anna Palumbo Mafrice Baccari and Ralph Mafrice, and two sisters, Gilda Mafrice Barbaro and Konnie Baccari Lynch.

Sylvia is survived by two daughters, Marianna (Frederick) Amidon of Virginia Beach, Va., and Konni (Robert) O'Dell of Kissimmee, Fla.; four stepchildren, George (Edna) Hibbard of Bradford, Christine Trummer of Bradford, Cheryl Howard of Smethport, Pa., and Arthur (Linda) Hibbard of Bradford; six grandchildren, Marc (Kathy) Amidon of Virginia Beach, Eric (Rachel) Amidon of Columbus, Ohio, Richard Amidon of Orlando, Fla., John O'Dell of Raleigh, N.C., Debra Brabham of Houston, Texas, and Tracy (Joseph) Koch of St. Cloud, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren, Kira and Sydney Amidon of Virginia Beach. She also leaves behind her beloved nephews Geoffrey (Cathy) Barbaro and Frank (Judy) Barbaro, six great-nieces and great-nephews, and two great-great-nieces, and several stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and her godson, Joseph (Nancy) LaBella of Las Vegas, Nev.

Sylvia worked in retail for several years beginning with the Kay-Kiddee Shop and The Rose Shop. She retired from Singer Co. in Olean as its bookkeeper and from Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pa., where she was the manager of the snack bar.

She was a member of St. Ann's Lodge for many years where she held the positions of president and secretary.

Also an accomplished seamstress, she sewed all the gowns for several wedding parties including her daughters and friends.

Sylvia was a member of St. John Parish in Olean, Sacred Heart in Portville and St. Eulalia in Coudersport, Pa.

A funeral mass will be said at St. Eulalia Catholic Church on South Main Street in Coudersport at 11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 8, 2011), with a luncheon to follow in the parish hall.

She will be laid to rest in the St. Eulalia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, www.nationalmssociety.org/donate.

Chimney Fire On Purdy Road In Wharton Township

2011 - 2529510/8/20111:04 AMFIRE / CHIMNEY PURDY RD WHARTON TWP

Austin Dept 44 has been dispatched to a chimney fire on the Purdy Road next to the Marvin Run campground in Wharton Township.

Bring the Kids To The Pumpkin Patch Saturday & Sundays NOON To DARK

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Antique & Collectible Show Saturday & Sunday At Lumber Museum

RN, LPN, And CNA Opportunities Available

Friday, October 7, 2011

Helicopter Called For MVA On North Road In Middlebury Township

10:26 PM, MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT,
399 NORTH RD, MIDDLEBURY TWP


At 11:05 pm on Friday, Guthrie Air medical helicopter has landed in a field near a motor vehicle accident in Middlebury Township, Tioga County. A 21 year old patient is being flown out from that accident.

Middlebury Fire & Ambulance, Medic 1 and State Police are on scene.

Avon Holiday Open House Saturday At The SPOT In Coudersport

Nicole N. Lamer and Justin M. Ford Engaged

ENGAGEMENT

Nicole N. Lamer and Justin M. Ford

Nicole N. Lamer and Justin M. Ford have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Todd and Sherri Lamer of Austin, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She is currently employed as a substitute teacher in the area.

The groom-to-be is the son of Mike and Tammy Ford of Port Allegany, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Port Allegany High School. He is currently employed at Verallia in Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, as a Machine Operator. The couple is planning a July 28 wedding.

ALL CALL For Mulch Fire In Ulysses

Fire Sirens throughout the county and beyond have been sounded since a fire in debris or mulch at the former Ulysses Lumber Company on Rt. 49 that was called in at 1:00 pm has been keeping firefighters busy attempting to extinguish it.

Tankers, manpower and fire police have been requested from every department in the county and even into Allegany County.

Lost Dog In Costello Area

Our dog ran off today, last seen in Costello Area going toward Stewarts field.

He is a small (6 lb) Yorkie, black & tan, name is Sully.
If anyone has seen him, please call us day or night, 647-4399.

Please leave a message, we will be out looking for him.

Thank you,
Kathy Jeffers

Multi Vehicle Accidents Close Rt. 322

Closure of Rt. 322 Expected To Last Until 10:00 pm Friday

511PA StateCollege
multi vehicle accident:US 322 westbound West Crowfield Rd all lanes closed

511PA StateCollege
multi vehicle accident:US 322 eastbound East PA 45 West/Oak Hall all lanes closed

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 5:10 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical emergency.

MAJOR backups on I-80 WB between I-81 and Exit 242; Avoid area

Travel Advisory
MAJOR backups on I-80 WB between I-81 and Exit 242; Avoid area

Motorists traveling Interstate 80 westbound through Luzerne County are strongly advised to consider alternate routes at this time.

Westbound I-80 traffic is reportedly backed up at least 14 miles at this hour, between Exit 256 and Exit 242.

Normally heavy Friday westbound traffic volumes combined with a short-term westbound lane restriction at Mifflinville Exit 242 are factors.

The lengthy queue may not clear until the overnight hours when traffic volumes normally drop.

Motorists are advised to be alert for slow-moving or stopped traffic ahead as they head westbound through Luzerne County into Columbia County. Again, PennDOT is recommending motorists take alternate routes if heading westbound today through that area.

Motorcycle/Car Accident On West Washington Street

Motorcycle/Car Crash In Corydon Township
At 4:33 pm on Friday, EMS from Bradford have been dispatched to a motorcycle vs car accident in front of 2365 West Washington Street in Corydon Township.

NATIONAL PLAYERS PRESENT ‘OF MICE AND MEN’ AT PITT-BRADFORD

NATIONAL PLAYERS PRESENT ‘OF MICE AND MEN’ AT PITT-BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. – The National Players, America’s longest running touring company, will present John Steinbeck’s classic play “Of Mice and Men” at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Bromeley Family Theater. The cost for the public is $10 to $12. All students can see the show for free.

“Of Mice and Men” tells the tragic and endearing story of mismatched friends George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers in Depression-era California.

George has big dreams for a tiny man, while the large but simple Lennie seeks the comfort of life’s little pleasures. Just as George’s dreams seem within reach, his compassion is tested through Lennie’s mistakes.

Steinbeck adapted the play in 1937 from his novella of the same name. Two years later, it was turned into a movie starring Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie.

Now celebrating its 63rd season, the National Players have earned a distinctive place in American theater by bringing innovative and accessible productions to audiences across the country. Actors not only play multiple roles onstage, but also serve as managers, teaching artists and technicians.

For more information or tickets, call the Bromeley Theater Box Office at (814)362-5113.

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

Coudersport & Westfield Tankers Dispatched To Ulysses Debris Fire

Tankers Called To Ulysses Fire
At 4:18 PM on Friday, Westfield and Coudersport Fire Depts. have been dispatched with tankers to Ulysses to aid firefighters there with a debris fire at Choice Lumber Products.

Men Prepare To Load Motorcycle On Kightlinger's Tow Truck After Crash In Roulette Friday

PITT-BRADFORD TO HOLD PROGRAM ON WILDERNESS ACT OF 1964 AND THE ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST

PITT-BRADFORD TO HOLD PROGRAM ON WILDERNESS ACT OF 1964 AND THE ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development will hold a program on the Wilderness Act of 1964 and how it relates to the Allegheny National Forest.

On Oct. 12, participants will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 200 of the Seneca Building in downtown Bradford. During this time, participants will view a documentary, narrated by Robert Redford, which will explore the process of adding federal public land to America’s National Wilderness Preservation System.

On Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, participants will meet at Chestnut Ridge Wilderness Area, a proposed wilderness area west of Bradford in the Allegheny National Forest, to partake in a moderate three-hour hike. Maps and detailed directions will be available at the class.

There will be a $15 charge to participants, which will include both the class and the hike.

For more information on the program, contact Pitt-Bradford’s Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at (814) 362-5078, or by e-mail at contined@pitt.edu.

Heavy westbound I-80 traffic backed up for miles from Columbia County into Luzerne County at this hour

Travel Advisory
Heavy westbound I-80 traffic backed up for miles from Columbia County into Luzerne County at this hour

Motorists traveling Interstate 80 westbound into Columbia County are advised to be alert for a traffic backlog currently stretching more than five miles, from mile 243 to mile 248 or beyond in Luzerne County at this time.

Normally heavy Friday westbound traffic volumes combined with a short-term westbound lane restriction are factors.

The lengthy queue may not clear until the overnight hours when traffic volumes normally drop.

Motorists are advised to be alert for slow-moving or stopped traffic ahead as they head westbound from Luzerne County into Columbia County this afternoon and evening. Motorists may wish to consider alternate routes; otherwise plan plenty of extra travel time today.

Coudersport Ambulance To South Main Street

At 3:53 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to McDonalds in Coudersport for an unresponsive person on a bus.

Northern Potter 3, Wellsboro 2 and the game was held at Northern Potter

Northern Potter 3, Wellsboro 2





Photos Courtesy Of Tim Walck Photography

Here is a link to the full gallery, which photos can be purchased from:
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Travel Advisory
I-180 bridge repair project near Turbotville starts Oct. 10

A bridge repair project on Interstate 180 near Turbotville starts Monday, Oct. 10.

Contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. will begin repairs to the crash-damaged concrete beams on two bridges that carry I-180 over Route 54.

The work involves concrete repairs and placement of fiber-reinforced epoxy on the damaged beams.

Work-zone traffic on Route 54 beneath the interstate bridge will be restricted to one lane with the control of flaggers during daylight hours.

This $79,560 bridge repair project in Delaware Township, Northumberland County, is scheduled to be complete by early November.

The bridge was damaged in a truck crash earlier this year.

I-180 bridge repair project near Turbotville starts Oct. 10

Travel Advisory
I-180 bridge repair project near Turbotville starts Oct. 10

A bridge repair project on Interstate 180 near Turbotville starts Monday, Oct. 10.

Contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. will begin repairs to the crash-damaged concrete beams on two bridges that carry I-180 over Route 54.

The work involves concrete repairs and placement of fiber-reinforced epoxy on the damaged beams.

Work-zone traffic on Route 54 beneath the interstate bridge will be restricted to one lane with the control of flaggers during daylight hours.

This $79,560 bridge repair project in Delaware Township, Northumberland County, is scheduled to be complete by early November.

The bridge was damaged in a truck crash earlier this year.

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

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

Following are the planned work-zone lane closures for the Interstate 80 river bridges project in Columbia County for the week of Oct. 10.

A long-term lane closure with temporary concrete barrier remains in effect in the westbound left lane (passing lane) from mile 242 (Mifflinville) to 243. The contractor will be paving for the new bridge alignment. There is a vehicle width restriction of 10' for this section. The lane closure is expected to be in place for another seven days.

A stop condition remains in effect 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.

I-80 Montour County repair project lane restriction for next week

Travel Advisory
I-80 Montour County repair project lane restriction for next week

Here is the planned lane closure next week for the Interstate 80 repair project under construction in Montour County.

A short-term lane closure will be in effect in the westbound direction from mile markers 220 to 216, starting Monday morning and continuing until noon Friday. This is between the Danville and Limestoneville interchanges. There is also a vehicle-width restriction of 14' for this section.

The contractor will be sawing and sealing joints.

Westbound Delays next Week as Kylertown/I-80 Bridge Work Continues

Clearfield County

Westbound Delays next Week as Kylertown/I-80 Bridge Work Continues

Beam setting scheduled for Oct 12 and 13 on bridge over Route 53


Kylertown – Drivers can expect delays next week as crews set beams Wednesday and Thursday on the westbound, I-80 bridge over Route 53 near Kylertown. Crews will be working to set beams for the new bridge and rolling roadblocks will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Pennsylvania State Police will be on site to assist with traffic control and flow. The work zone is between mile-markers 133 and 134. Westbound I-80 traffic continues to be restricted to the right (travel lane) across this bridge and a 10-foot width restriction remains in effect. Drivers will also be able to find updated roadway information on roadside message boards and through the Highway Advisory Radio System at 1640 on the am dial.

Beam setting will affect traffic on Route 53 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Beam setting will continue on Friday but will not impact I-80 traffic. Traffic impacts on Route 53 on Friday may be longer than on the two previous days. Intermittent lane closures will occur on Route 53 and flaggers will be in place to enforce an alternating traffic pattern from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. is the contractor on this $10 million project.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, use caution in construction zones and always buckle up. PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.

It's Better To Dump Out The Back Of The Truck

MVA / Motorcycle Crash In Roulette

Motorcycle/Vehicle Crash
At 2:20 pm on Friday, Roulette Fire/Ambulance is responding to a report of a motorcycle/vehicle accident at the intersection of Fishing Creek and Route 6. One person is possibly injured. One vehicle has left the scene.

At 3:08 pm on Friday, Medic 6 has been re-dispatched for this crash as the motorcyclist is now exhibiting symptoms of an injury and is en route to CCMH by Roulette Ambulance.

At 3:18 pm--Medics have called for a medical helicopter for the victim

Debris Fire At Choice Lumber Products In Ulysses

Wildfire/Debris Fire
At 2:13 pm on Friday, Genesee Fire Dept. has been dispatched to assist Ulysses with a debris fire at Choice Lumber on Rt. 49.



10/7/20111:01 PMFIRE / WILDFIRE CHOICE LUMBER PRODUCTS ULYSSES TWP

Robert L. Hills, 69, of Wilson, NC, formerly of Farmers Valley, PA

Smethport – Robert L. Hills, 69, of Wilson, NC, formerly of Farmers Valley, PA, passed away in Wilson, NC, following a medical condition.

Mr. Hills was employed as an A/C and sheet metal worker in North Carolina. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving from 1966 to 1969.

Surviving are his brothers and sisters: Ted (Joanne) Hills, Delores Herdman, Gloria (Norman) Huey, Kathleen (Patrick) Hadden, Keith (Roxanne) Hills, Norm (Claudia) Hills, Judy (Gary) Wagner, Linda (Fred) Brown, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; Claude and Esther Hills, 2 sisters; Barbara Juarez and Joanne (Alan) Gray, and a brother; Ralph Hills.

A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, Oct. 10, from 1-2 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. A military interment conducted by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport will follow immediately in Rose Hill Cemetery at 2 PM.

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

Sign Up Early For Christmas Workshop At Frosty Hollow

Christmas Workshop

Spend a day at Frosty Hollow Bed and Breakfast and get some new ideas for decorating your home for the Christmas season.

On Saturday, November 5th, Gail Ayers will be showing how to decorate a mantle, a tree, banister and doorway in both traditional and country styles.

The workshop will be limited to 10 participants, so sign up early.

The charge for the day is $25.00 and will include a light lunch and a decorative item to take home. The workshop will begin at 10:00AM until 4:00PM.

Please call Gail at 814-274-7419 or email frostyhollow1077@gmail.com

Cooking for Crowds in Port Allegany

Cooking for Crowds in Port Allegany

Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups.

The workshop is appropriate for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, and civic groups. This class is being held on Monday, October 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Chicken BBQ at the Oswayo Valley High School



Chicken BBQ at the Oswayo Valley High School to support the T.R.A.C.K. organization. Dinners will be ready at 5:00 PM Friday, so come enjoy this incredible fall weather and grab a BBQ!

Check out the T.R.A.C.K. website to see upcoming events!
http://www.ovtrack.com/

Vehicle Crash On E. 2nd Street In Coudersport

Two Vehicle Crash In Coudersport
At 10:00 am on Friday, Coudersport Dept. 48 and Medic 6 have been dispatched to 384 East 2nd Street for a 2 vehicle motor vehicle accident. Unknown entrapment or injuries.

Coudersport Ambulance transported at least one person to CCMH

Recalls

Prolab Proactively Recalls Some Protein Products in Order to Correct Labeling for Items That May Have Undeclared Milk and/or Wheat and Gluten Allergens

Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. Recalls Fresh Cut Cantaloupe and Cut Mixed Fruit Containing Cantaloupe Distributed in New York State Because of Possible Health R

10/06/2011 09:09 PM EDT

Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. of Depew, New York is recalling approximately 4,800 individual packages of FRESH CUT CANTALOUPE AND CUT MIXED FRUIT CONTAINING CANTALOUPE because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
. For detailed information pertaining to this Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts message, please click the link at the beginning of this bulletin.

Auxiliary Missing Kitchen Items

The Tri-Town Fireman's Auxiliary is missing a 20 year old two gallon colander and two cooking pots from the kitchen at the firehall since sometime around the first of July. We would greatly appreciate the return ot these items ASAP. Please return them to Pam Bodo at the Thrift Shop on Main Street in Ulysses or call 814-848-3838. Thanks, no questions asked.

Smethport Fire/EMS Dispached For Vehicle In Ditch

MVA
At 9:00am on Friday, Smethport Fire Rescue and Priority Care Ambulance have been dispatched to a report of a vehicle in the ditch just past Iron's farm on Rt. 59 west of Smethport Boro.

One person transported to Bradford Hospital. Command terminated at 10:25 am.

RN, LPN, And CNA Opportunities Available

29th Annual Antique & Collectible Show At PA Lumber Museum Saturday & Sunday

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Real Estate Auction/Historic Contents At Bradford Auction Saturday At 9:30 AM



Rep. Marty Causer To Host Senior Expo Friday At Roulette Fire Hall From 9 to 1


Causer to Hold Ninth Annual Senior Citizens Expo in Roulette Friday

Bradford, Coudersport offices to close for event

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will host his Ninth Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Roulette Fire Hall.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A lunch of chili and hot dogs will be served.

“This is a great opportunity for senior citizens and their families to learn about the many programs and services available to them,” Causer said. “I encourage people to come check it out.”

State, county and local vendors will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions. Information about health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing and personal safety will be available. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded.

His offices in Bradford and Coudersport will be closed on Friday for the expo and on Monday for Columbus Day. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

DEP’s Williamsport, Harrisburg Regional Offices to Resume Normal Hours

DEP’s Williamsport, Harrisburg Regional Offices to Resume Normal Hours

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection’s regional offices in Williamsport, Lycoming County, and Harrisburg, Dauphin County, are returning to normal operating hours, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The offices will be closed this weekend because recovery from recent floods has progressed and fewer residents are seeking DEP services. The offices also will be closed Monday, Oct. 10, in observance of Columbus Day.

Residents who need water test kits or wish to drop them off for sampling are still encouraged to visit the regional offices during regular weekday business hours as well as the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) set up in various counties.

There are 20 DRCs across the state in Bradford, Bucks, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montgomery, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties. They are generally open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be open on Columbus Day.

These centers can assist residents with flood recovery efforts and counseling and provide helpful information on loans and unemployment services.

For more information or to contact a regional office or DRC, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click “Flood-related information” or “Regional Resources.”

WVTT news radio expands to local television

WVTT news radio expands to local television

Olean, NY, October 2011 – Jeff Andrulonis, President of Colonial Radio Group, announced today that the morning show on WVTT news radio will be simulcast of WONS television in Olean.

WVTT at 99.1FM in Olean and 103.9FM in Kane, PA offers news and talk twenty four hours per day. WONS television will broadcast the live morning show weekdays from 6am to 9am, which features news anchors Casey Hill and Michael Baldwin.

Contributors to the show include Andrulonis who is also the McKean County news director, Olean bureau chief Bill Bumpas, Harrisburg bureau chief Howard Ondick and reporters Dan Rooney, Dale Forbis and environmental reporter Jen Austin. The morning show also features Fox News Radio, ABC news, the Wall Street Journal Report, the Oil & Gas Minute, sports and AccuWeather.

“I’m really quite excited about this,” said Andrulonis. “Not only are we the only station in the market to do this, but we’ll be able to reach even more people beyond our radio signal,” he added. WONS television has been on the air in Olean since March 1986. It operates over the air on channels 20 and 25 and is also carried by Time Warner cable on channel 15. According to Andrulonis, the cable channel is carried in Eldred, Ulysses, Ellicottville, Wellsville and though out Cattaraugus county and the Twin Tiers (check local listings).

Andrulonis concluded, “It really is the perfect match. WVTT news radio stands for the Voice of the Twin Tiers and WONS stands for We’re Olean’s News Source.”

Alice “Arlene” Chase, 75, of Kansas Branch Road, Duke Center, PA

DUKE CENTER, PA - Alice "Arlene" Chase, 75, of Kansas Branch Road died Sunday (Oct. 2, 2011) at the Bradford Manor following a brief illness.

Born Feb. 29, 1936, in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of the late Albert E. and Hazel Mae McCool Simpson. On May 25, 1985, in the Duke Center United Methodist Church, she married Calvin E. Chase, who survives.

Mrs. Chase was a 1954 graduate of Otto High School in Duke Center and was a lifelong resident of Kansas Branch Road.

She had been employed by Ventron Electronics in Bradford for several years. Later, she was employed by Hounds and Hunting magazine as circulation manager for over 30 years until her retirement in 2010.

Mrs. Chase was a member of the Duke Center United Methodist Church. She loved knitting, sewing, reading and playing cards and board games with her family.

Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Bill (Karen) Snow of Rixford and Marty (Ann) Russell of New Berlin; a daughter, Andrea (Bob) Root of Duke Center, two stepsons, Calvin (Terri) Chase II of Cape Coral FL; and Scott (Tammy) Chase of Randolph, NY; a stepdaughter, Kimbra Chase of Frewsburg, NY; 12 grandchildren, Billy (Jennifer) Snow, Jennifer (J.R.) Smith, Robb Root, Zachary (Liz) Russell, Jordan Russell, Colbey Russell, Kate (Steve Postle) Sweeney, Dr. Adam Sweeney, Nicholas Chase, Chelsea Chase, Danielle Chase and Meghan Chase; and three great-grandchildren, Alec and Ellie Smith and Harper Jean Russell.

Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where funeral and committal services will be held Thursday (Oct. 6, 2011) at 11 a.m. The Rev. Gary Sheesley, pastor of the Duke Center United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.

COMEDY SCREENWRITER BRAD RIDDELL OPENS SPECTRUM SERIES AT PITT-BRADFORD

COMEDY SCREENWRITER BRAD RIDDELL
OPENS SPECTRUM SERIES AT PITT-BRADFORD




BRADFORD, Pa. – Screenwriter Brad Riddell, whose credits include comedies “American Pie – Band Camp,” “Road Trip – Beer Pong” and “Slap Shot 3,” will open the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Spectrum series next week.

Riddell will speak at noon Oct. 11 in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Both are free and open to the public.

“For the past couple of years, I’ve focused on bringing visiting writers who represent varying ways of making one’s living as a writer,” said Dr. Nancy McCabe, associate professor of writing. “We’ve never had a screenwriter before, and Brad has done a variety of things – more artistic projects along with highly commercial ones. His work is always fun and witty, sometimes goofy, creative in ways that will inspire an audience of young people.”

Riddell’s screenwriting credits include assignments from Universal, Paramount and MTV Films.

Currently he is writing an action-road-trip comedy called “Travel Nanny” as well as a broad comedy “Pre-Schooled,” set in the world of an exclusive Chicago preschool.

He recently performed a rewrite on what will be the first theatrical lacrosse movie to be released in the United States. “Crooked Arrows” is the story of a Native American team reclaiming the sport as its own in New York state.

Riddell also teaches screenwriting and Cinema and Screen Studies at the State University of New York Oswego and in Spalding University’s Brief Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing.

He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting from the University of Southern California and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Kentucky.

ATV Accident With Possible Head Injury

10/6/20113:50 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT SOUTH BRANCH RD & DWIGHT RD HEBRON TWP

Coudersport Dept. 48 and Medic 6 have been dispatched to a location near the intersection of South Branch Road and Dwight Road in Hebron Township for an ATV accident victim with a head injury.

A LZ is being set up for a helicopter.

UPDATE re: Iron Mine Road bridge rehabilitation project starts today

Travel Advisory
UPDATE re: Iron Mine Road bridge rehabilitation project starts today


UPDATE: The lane restriction for the project detailed below will be lifted next Thursday, Oct. 13.

The PennDOT bridge crew will return next spring (2012) to replace the second half of the bridge deck.

Original advisory:

A bridge crew from PennDOT’s Bradford County maintenance office will begin a bridge deck rehabilitation project on State Route 4019 (Iron Mine Road) in Sylvania Borough today.

To accommodate traffic, the work will be conducted by closing a single lane at a time, and keeping a 13’ wide lane for motorists to travel. Traffic will be regulated by temporary stop signs on each end of the work zone.

The project will include removal of the existing blacktop deck and concrete bridge parapets, repairing any deterioration on the existing concrete beams, and placing a concrete deck with curb and bridge rails.

The bridge carries Iron Mine Road over Sugar Creek.

Flood-damaged state roads in North Central PA from Tropical Storm Lee

Flood-damaged state roads in North Central PA from Tropical Storm Lee
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Hebron Center Christian School has a new Principal Pastor J. Kaushal

Hebron Center Christian School has a new Principal Pastor J. Kaushal

Our Current Student Body

Photo Field Trip with Curt Weinhold

Photo Field Trip with Curt Weinhold

The PCEC and Curt Weinhold will be hosting a Fall photo field trip in Port Allegany. During the trip you will learn to really capture the beauty of Fall color in a hands-on demonstration during autumn’s peak! Students will meet at the parking lot of the Port Allegany Alliance Church, 414 E. Mill Street, and will travel to a destination to be announced. Once there, students will receive 3 hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the essence of composition and dealing with lighting conditions.

Please bring: camera, any extra lenses and memory card (Optional: tripod & polarizing filter); lunch, water, suitable shoes and clothing for the day’s weather. Note: Students should be familiar with their camera to get the most out of this experience.

The class is being held on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost is $34 per person. For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Major Thomas Edward Clark Of Emporium PA, MIA Since 1969

Thomas Edward Clark was born on April 15, 1939 in Emporium, Pennsylvania as the third son of the late Otto and Josephine Schager Clark.

An avid hunter and fisherman, Tom enjoyed the outdoors. He was a star fullback at Cameron County High School, graduating with honors in 1957. After attending Penn State University for two years, Clark received an appointment to the Air Force Academy from which he graduated in 1963. The graduation ceremony included the first commencement address to the Academy from a sitting president, President John F. Kennedy. That same year Tom married his high school sweetheart, Kathleen Mottern of Emporium. The 1963 Air Force Academy Yearbook states that Tom's goals were to be a pilot and a politician.


On February 8, 1969 Captain Clark was flying an F-100D Super Sabre, of 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 37th Tactical Fight Wing, in a flight of four mission over Laos. The flight controlled by an F-4 Forward Air Controller, engaged a 23mm Anti-Aircraft Artillery battery. Captain Clark's aircraft was hit by rounds from the artillery battery, burst into flames, and crashed. No parachute was observed. Aircraft in the area conducted visual and electronic searches, with negative results. Subsequent to the incident, the U.S. Air Force determined Captain Clark to be Killed in Action (KIA), Body not Recovered (BNR). The Air Force posthumously promoted Tom to the rank of Major.

On February 12, 1991, a joint U.S./Lao People's Democratic Republic team investigated the crash of Thomas E. Clark's F-100. In late 1991, a Thai citizen turned over to U.S. Officials in Thailand human remains as well as military identification tag and a partial military identification tag bearing Major Clark's name. The remains were identified as other than Captain Clark's. In February of 1992 a team worked to excavate the suspected crash site of Thomas E. Clark in the Savannakhet Province with no apparent results. In October of 2005 a joint team re-investigated the crash site excavated in 1992. Another bone fragment was found but later identified as not part of a human. In October of 2009 another joint team re-excavated portions of the crash site and recovered human remains. After extensive examination, including isotope testing, the human remains were identified as the remains of Thomas E. Clark.

The Clark family was notified in June 2011 that the remains of Thomas E. Clark would be returned to the family.

Major Clark is survived by his widow Kathleen Mottern Clark Blair and her husband Robert, of Cedar Crest, NM , two brothers, Roger B. Clark and his wife Millie, of Emporium, and John O. Clark and his wife Linda of Virginia Beach, VA. and also by a large extended family.

In addition to his parents death Tom's brother Gerald A. Clark, of Emporium, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, passed away in 1995

Public Visitation will be at the Cameron County High School on Friday, (Oct, 21, 2011) from 5:00-8:00 PM..

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Private interment, in a family plot with Thomas' mother and father, will follow with Military Honors and a USAF fly-over at the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery.

"The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge

(Coming Home)

Major Thomas Clark will be coming home to Emporium, escorted by Patriot Guard Riders and Police, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 approx. 4:00 PM. The procession will pause at his former home at 229 West 4th Street before continuing East on 4th Street to the Barnett Funeral Home. The public may welcome him home by standing along 4th Street awaiting his arrival after 42 years.

Go to Barnett Funeral Home to view the entire obituary and add a condolence.

http://barnettfuneralhome.net/

GAME COMMISSION 2012 CALENDAR ON SALE

GAME COMMISSION 2012 CALENDAR ON SALE

HARRISBURG – With the holiday gift-giving season coming up, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is pleased to announce that its 2012 wildlife calendar now is available. To purchase a calendar, priced at $8.95 (plus tax and shipping), call the Game Commission at 1-888-888-3459 (toll-free) or visit the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us).

GAME COMMISSION OFFICIAL TO APPEAR ON PCN CALL-IN PROGRAM

GAME COMMISSION OFFICIAL TO APPEAR ON PCN CALL-IN PROGRAM

HARRISBURG –Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe will appear on Pennsylvania Cable Network’s “PCN Call-In” program on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. Viewers of the hour-long program can call in questions about hunting, trapping and wildlife management to PCN toll-free at 1-877-PA65001 (726-5001). (Please check local listings for the PCN channel in your area, or PCN’s website at www.pcntv.com.)


Available on nearly 150 cable systems throughout the state, PCN is a nonprofit, nonpartisan cable television network that airs unedited live and same-day coverage of Pennsylvania House and Senate sessions, press conferences, speeches and other public forums where the business of the state is debated, discussed and decided.


PCN’s live interactive “Call-In” program allows viewers to speak directly with government officials, newsmakers, and other knowledgeable parties on current Commonwealth issues. For more information, visit PCN’s website (www.pcntv.com).

Pennsylvania Amber Alert

Pennsylvania Amber Alert
The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia County.

The Philadelphia Police Department is searching for Kanief Dandy, a 19 month old black male with black hair, brown eyes, 32 inches in length, 30 pounds, wearing black jeans and a red thermal shirt with gray sleeves. He was last seen at 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia on October 5, 2011 at 4 PM.

He was abducted by his mother Natia Dandy, 34 year old black female, brown hair, brown eyes, 5 foot 6 inches in height, 170 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white sweater, and a black scarf on her head. She fled on foot with the child while pushing a black stroller.

Anyone with information about the abduction should immediately contact the police by calling 911. For more information goto www.amber.state.pa.us.

This has been an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia County.

Pennsylvania State Police

Philadelphia County


PennDOT opens bids for new Route 487 bridge at Lopez In Sullivan County

PennDOT opens bids for new Route 487 bridge at Lopez

PennDOT opened bids today for the emergency contract to replace the flood-damaged Route 487 Bridge at Lopez in Sullivan County.

The unofficial low bid of $1,794,066 was submitted by G. A. & F. C. Wagman, Inc.

PennDOT anticipates awarding the contract shortly, with construction starting early next week.

The Route 487 Bridge over Loyalsock Creek was damaged beyond repair during flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in late August.

PennDOT initiated a long-term detour, which was signed and in effect within one week of the bridge collapse.

PennDOT developed an emergency contract to remove the existing 79-year old bridge. (Work completed)

PennDOT developed an emergency contract to build a permanent replacement on the existing alignment.

Bids for the construction contract were opened today, with the notice-to-proceed anticipated on Oct. 7.

The new bridge is scheduled to be open to traffic by mid-Dec. 2011, just 10 weeks after the start of construction.

Under normal circumstances, a bridge project on this magnitude takes 18 to 24 months to develop and construct.

The signed emergency detour uses Routes 118, 42, 220 and 87.

Elk & Cameron Counties Highest In Lyme Disease Cases

Pennsylvania takes the lead in Lyme disease cases

MEADVILLE — In the years she spent trying to find out what’s happening inside her body, Lynn Schnauber heard a lot of theories from a lot of doctors.

Some said she was showing signs of multiple sclerosis.

Others considered Bell’s Palsy as the culprit.

A possible stroke, neurological diseases and other ailments were considered.

And, like others suffering the same way, the Meadville resident was told by some it was likely really nothing at all, existing only within her own mind. More....

Meeting of the Friends of Lyman Run on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 pm

Meeting of the Friends of Lyman Run on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 pm

There will be a meeting of the Friends of Lyman Run on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 pm at the maintenance building at Lyman Run State Park. Current members as well as those wishing to join are encouraged to attend this meeting.

The upcoming Halloween “Spooktacular” will be the main item on the agenda. This event is going to be held on Saturday, October 29 and this year families or groups who would like to be a part of the Haunted Campground can also be eligible to win a $50 prize for their decorated site. Interested parties should also plan to attend this meeting.

The Friends of Lyman Run is a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to protecting and volunteering at Pennsylvania State Parks and State Forests. The Friends of Lyman Run group has been sponsoring family recreation and education programs in the park since it was formed a year and a half ago.

Annual membership runs from $10.00- $250.00, depending on the level of membership. Members receive discounts on program costs and also help advise park management on the types of programs they would like to see being presented at the park. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Friends group or who would like to join, is invited to attend tonight’s meeting. For directions please contact the park office at (814) 435-5010.

Route 487 in Columbia County reopening mid-afternoon today

Travel Advisory
Route 487 in Columbia County reopening mid-afternoon today

Motorists in Columbia County are advised that the section of Route 487 in Franklin Township that was closed because of flood damage from Tropical Storm Lee will be reopened to traffic by mid-afternoon today.

The contractor making emergency repairs will open the roadway to traffic between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The detour will be lifted at that time, as well.

Motorists are further advised that work remains along this section of Route 487, but will be done under daylight signing starting Monday. Be alert for the work-zone activities when they resume on Monday and continue for about two weeks.

There will be no work tomorrow, Friday.

Upper Allegheny Watershed Association Oct Events

Harvest Hayride 10-7 Abdrews Settlement Baptist Church

10-6 Recalls

Kraft Foods Voluntarily Recalls Three Varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Microwaveable Cups With Limited “Best When Used By” Dates

Superior Metabolic Technologies Inc Recalls Uprizing 2.0 Because the Product Contains Superdrol, Which is a Synthetic Steroid, Making it an Unapproved New Drug

Thumb Oilseed Recalls Soy Flour (Utilized To Manufacture Human and Animal Food) Due To Salmonella Contamination

I-180 WB backups reported near Fairfield Exit crash scene

I-180 WB backups reported near Fairfield Exit crash scene

Motorists traveling I-180 westbound in Lycoming County are advised of heavy traffic queues just east of Fairfield Exit 20 near Montoursville following a vehicle crash this morning.

Emergency responders are on scene and no further details are currently available.

29th Annual Antique & Collectible Show At PA Lumber Museum Saturday & Sunday

Real Estate Auction/Historic Contents At Bradford Auction Saturday At 9:30 AM