Black Ice--Multiple Midnight Crashes
Police and EMS have been called to multiple incidents of MVA's on bridges and roadways with black ice. Police TEMPORARILY CLOSED RT. 219 SOUTHBOUND IN BRADFORD CITY UNTIL SAND TRUCKS TREAT IT.
They are currently on scene of crashes on Rt. 59, west of Smethport, Johnsonburg Road in St. Marys, Route 219 Southbound near Forman St. Bridge, I-86 Eastbound by Exit 26, in front of the Chuckwagon Restaurant on Rt. 16, the Allegheny River Bridge on Main Street in Coudersport, and other locations.
PennDOT and NY DOT have been notified and are responding, but roads will remain slippery until treated. If you are on the road, use extreme caution, especially on bridges. If you are planning to travel, you might want to delay plans until roads have been treated.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Black Ice--Multiple Midnight Crashes
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 11:39:00 PM
Man Charged with Attempted Murder
Sheriff’s deputies say on the night of October 13, 27-year-old Shawn Wright of Olean was walking on the tracks when 19-year-old Jesse Woodruff stabbed him in the neck and robbed him.
Wright flagged down a fly car for Olean Trans Am and was taken to Olean General Hospital. He was later transferred to ECMC.
Woodruff is also charged with robbery and assault. He was sent to jail on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Portville Town Court on Wednesday.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 11:34:00 PM
MVA On Barnum Road
At 11:06 pm on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Rescue, Eldred Boro Ambulance, and Medics have been dispatched to the bridge on the Barnum Road near Devil's Elbow for an MVA with one possible injury. All Units Recalled with the exception of Fire Police.
Law Enforcement throughout the NY/PA area are reporting slippery bridges, black ice, and slippery hills as the temperatures have dropped below freezing.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 11:06:00 PM
MVA Reported Near Andover
At 10:40 pm on Saturday, EMS has been dispatched to the intersection of Dyke Street and Rt. 417 for a motor vehicle accident with possible serious injuries. The bridge in that area is reported to be extremely icy. Life Net 7-7 is on standby.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 10:40:00 PM
Police Solve Lottery Ticket Theft/Man Arrested
Sweden Township Police Department announces the arrest of Randall C. DUELL, 40, of 3084 E. Second Street for theft of $3,900. worth of PA Lottery tickets taken from a PA lottery machine at the Potato City Country Inn.
The theft occurred between October 02 – October 20th, when Duell took a key and entered the machine removing 10 packs of tickets, scratched them off and cashed in the winning tickets at numerous locations throughout Potter and McKean Counties.
DUELL was picked up last evening on arrest warrants issued for him and when questioned DUELL admitted to the offense and that he was the sole actor.
Sweden Township Police were assisted with the execution of search warrants on DUELL’s vehicle and residence by Austin Boro PD, PSP Cdspt, where some stolen lottery tickets were recovered.
DUELL was committed to the Potter County Jail when he was unable to post his bail ($8,000).
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 09:17:00 PM
Address: 1 W 4TH ST., SHEETZ
Cross Streets: S BROAD ST * S WOOD ST
Emporium Firefighters are on scene of an electrical fire at Sheetz in Emporium. They are reporting from the scene that it involves an outlet and is under control at this time.
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD--UNITS CLEARED THE SCENE AT 8:43 PM
10/29/2011 8:19:44 PM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 08:26:00 PM
At 7:43 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean Medic 10 have been dispatched to West Main Street in Oswayo for a medical emergency.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 07:44:00 PM
Port Allegany - James V. Beshel, 66, of, Keating Summit, died Thursday (October 27, 2011) at his home.
He was born Aug 21, 1945 in Philadelphia, a son of Francis and Teresa Bravitz Beshel. On Feb. 11, 1989 in East Lansdowne, PA, he married Maureen T. Kennedy, who died Oct. 22, 2004.
Mr. Beshel was a graduate of Fr. Judge High School and attended Bucks County Community College.
He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving from 1963 to 1969.
Mr. Beshel was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in Bensalem, PA
He was a member of Knights of Columbus in Emporium, PA the May Hollow Sportsman Club and the Sinnemahoning Sportsman Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by
Four daughters: Donna (John) Donia, Kelly Russell, Dawn Russell all of Philadelphia, PA, and Janis (James) Doak of Sunbury, PA
One son: John Russell of Keating Summit, PA
26 Grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren
three sisters: Eleanor Razler of Philadelphia, PA, Carole Hilger of Willingboro, NJ, Norma Bush of Medford Lake , NJ
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 sons, Vincent Beshel in 1989, and James Russell in 2011, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011 from 5-8PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA. A Christian Wake service will be held at 5:00 PM in the funeral home
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2011 in St Mark's Catholic Church, Emporium with the Rev. Paul S. Siebert, pastor as celebrant. Burial will be in the Portage Twp Cemetery, Sizerville. Military Honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing. Online condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc. Port Allegany.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 03:24:00 PM
Port Allegany - Bertha Roma Henriette Kresser Johnson, 93, of Port Allegany, formerly of Emporium, died Friday (October 28, 2011) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
She was born Aug. 30, 1918 in Collins, Wisconsin, a daughter of August and Phillipina Illk Kresser. On Oct. 3, 1936, she married Warren Kenneth Johnson, who preceded her in death.
She was associated with the Emporium Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
She is survived by
one daughter: Karolyn K. Blood of Port Allegany, PA
four sons: Kenneth W. Johnson of Rincon, GA, Karl L. Johnson of Rincon, GA, Keith A. Johnson of Oconomowoc, WI, Kurt E. Johnson of Acra, NY
25 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Marie Gaynor, 4 brothers, and 7 sisters.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Port Allegany, at a future time and date to be announced.
Online condolences can be left at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 12:38:00 PM
Richard H. Waters, 80, of 600 S. Hill Road, Whitesville, died Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2011), peacefully at his home.
He was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Greenwood, the son of Lewis and Viola (Clark) Waters. Richard attended Greenwood and Whitesville Schools. On July 1, 1964, in Genesee, Pa., he married Joyce Golish.
Dick was a proud lifelong farmer in the Whitesville area, raised prize-winning, champion registered Holstein Bulls.
Richard loved visiting with family and friends, farming, mowing lawns and watching westerns.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Denise Fluty and Jill (Damian) Mix; and three sons, Richard (Nancy) Waters, James (Fawn) Waters and John Waters; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; also a sister, Barbara Reisman and sister-in-law, Wilma Waters; two brothers, Donald (Mary) Waters and Jack (Ruth) Waters; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and many special friends.
He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Charles Waters.
The family has requested no flowers, but memorial donations may be made to Whitesville Fire Department Auxiliary, Town of Independence Emergency Squad or to the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are visitation from 1-3 p.m. today (Oct. 29, 2011) with funeral service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Rocky Mitchell officiating at Howard’s Funeral Home, 931 Maple Ave., Whitesville.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family at the Greenwood Cemetery.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 11:57:00 AM
Halloween Parade in Roulette Will Be Inside Firehall
Saturday, October 29th starting at 1:00PM.
Change of plans at Roulette Halloween Parade. Fire Dept. is taking equipment out of the Firehall. Parade will be inside the Firehall.
The parade will take place at the Roulette Volunteer Fire Department where refreshments will be available and awards given.
Floats & parade participants should register at 12:30 pm at the Firehall before the 1:00 PM parade inside the firehall.
The official approved time for “Trick or Treating” in Roulette will be Saturday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 11:18:00 AM
I would appreciate all the votes that I could get and it only take two seconds to vote!
Ed. Note--I voted, it only takes a few seconds.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 11:12:00 AM
Collection Of Unwanted Pharmaceuticals Saturday
Potter County has signed on to the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) collection of unwanted, expired, and unused drugs. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 am to 2 pm. Local collection sites include the state police barracks at Denton Hill and the Coudersport Borough Office. Following the supervised collection, the substances will be disposed of in a safe manner.
A growing number of pharmaceuticals and personal care products are ending up in the wrong hands, or in waterways across the country. Abuse and illegal marketing of painkillers, antidepressants and other prescription medications is the fastest growing drug problem in Pennsylvania, according to officials.
Some people have responded by emptying their medicine cabinets and flushing pills down the toilet or otherwise releasing them into the environment. There is a growing concern about how these drugs and other substances may be affecting people in their drinking water and impacting the environment.
During a similar collection in April, there were 56 pounds of pharmaceuticals collected in Potter County.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/29/2011 01:41:00 AM
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Friday, October 28, 2011
Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to Open Nov. 1, Says Causer
HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today that Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for cash grants and crisis grants starting Nov. 1.
Cash grants are awarded based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. Crisis grants are provided in the event of a heating emergency, including broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced, lack of fuel, termination of utility service or danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated. In most counties, assistance with home heating crisis situations is available 24 hours a day.
Applications will be available at local utility companies and community service agencies, such as Area Agencies on Aging or community action agencies. They are also available from county assistance offices:
- Cameron County, 411 Chestnut St., Emporium, 814-486-1206.
- McKean County, 68 Chestnut St., Suite B, 814-362-4671.
- Potter County, 269 Route 6 West, Room 1, Coudersport, 814-274-4900.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 11:40:00 PM
Coudy vs Port Allegany.
The Gators crushed the Falcons 49-7.
Photos Courtesy Of Leo Szczesny
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 10:32:00 PM
At 10:05 pm on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to assist Port Allegany Ambulance with a medical call.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 10:04:00 PM
Lyman Run Spooktacular Cancelled
The Halloween Spooktacular at Lyman Run State Park is cancelled due to the Winter Storm Warning that has been issued for Saturday, October 29.
Extreme cold temperatures and the possibility of up to 6 inches of heavy, wet snow will make for very unfavorable conditions. The Friends of Lyman Run would like to thank all those members who volunteered with the planning of this event and a special thank you to the following for their support –
Sweden Valley Inn, The Bureau of Forestry Susquehanna State Forest, the park staff at Lyman Run State Park, the Welfling Girls Pumpkin Gathers, the Snowman Family, Alyson Leach , Patterson Lumber, Mansfield Wal-Mart and Galeton Drug. We hope to see everyone next year!
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 08:16:00 PM
CCMH Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month
On October 25, the Patient Accounts team at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital held a bake sale to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation in memory of Lorraine Bracey who worked in the department from 1969 to 2011. Additionally, all hospital employees were encouraged to wear pink on that date in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 07:38:00 PM
Port Allegany– James V. Beshel of Keating Summit died Thursday (Oct. 27, 2011) at his home.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc Port Allegany and will be announced with a full obituary
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 06:48:00 PM
Work to begin next week on temporary roadway for Route 187 bridge
Work will begin next week in Bradford County on a temporary roadway in Orwell Township that will be constructed to the east of the bridge on Route 187 over Wysox Creek.
The temporary roadway is expected to open mid-December with LC Whitford as the prime contractor for the $220,000 project.
Motorists are advised to be alert for the new, temporary traffic patterns near the bridge in North Orwell.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 04:54:00 PM
I would greatly appreciate if you would post this. Our family is an active duty Marine family. We had to re-locate to Southern California a year ago. We intended to bring our cats with us but our base house will not allow us to have the cats. Our grandfather has been taking care of them for us but his health is not good. We need to re-home them. Autumn (in the picture attached) is a 4 year old fixed female with her front claws removed, very loving and needs petting. Little Cat is a long haired tabby cat 3 years old also fixed female with front claws removed. My phone number is 717 919 7461 if anyone is interested. Would love to see them placed together but they are independent so would not mind being apart.
Thank you for your help!
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 02:59:00 PM
Section of Route 6 in East Troy reopens today due to flood recovery efforts
Motorists in East Troy, Bradford County should be alert to traffic changes along Sugar Creek. A Section of Route 6 from Route 14 to Mud Creek Road is reopening late this afternoon.
Dobrinski Brothers, Inc. completed reconstruction and stabilization work along Route 6 where there was a recent lane restriction; completing the flood recovery work to this section of Route 6.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 02:54:00 PM
“Thankful for the Memories”
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Who in your life has been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease?
Saturday, November 5, 2011
4pm to 7pm
St. Eulalia Parish Center
Tickets are $7 each (Children 6 and under Free)
Meal includes salad, spaghetti and meatballs,
garlic bread, dessert, & beverage
For tickets please contact:
Sweden Valley Manor—(814) 274-7610
CCMH Skilled Nursing & Rehab—(814) 274-9300
Potter County Aging—(814) 544-7315
Tri-County Rural Electric Co-Op—(814) 274-8740
Penny Weinhold, Donna Glover or Christina Glover
Or email your request for tickets to Samantha.Cossman@
Hosted by the Potter County Team for A Walk End Alzheimer’s.
All proceeds will benefit A Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 02:48:00 PM
Fifth Annual Trunk or Treat Slated For Monday
For the fifth year in a row, trick or treaters will parade through the Grace Lutheran parking lot to participate in "Trunk or Treat". The event will be held Monday, October 31, from 6:00-7:30PM, during trick or treating hours.
Volunteers will decorate the trunks of their cars along the parking lot, and pass out candy to trick or treaters as they make their way through the neighborhood. Inside the gym at the Community Life Center will be carnival games for the children as well.
Event organizers estimated that more than 3,000 eople walked through the event last year, with even more expected this year.
"The kids love it, the parents love it, and it really helps provide a safe, and family friendly way for the community to come together," says Josh Hatcher, Media Coordinator at Open Arms Community Church.
If individuals or organizations want to decorate a trunk, or donate candy for the event, they should contact the Community Life Center at Grace Lutheran Church at 814-362-1236
The event is sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church and Open Arms Community Church.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 02:34:00 PM
I-80 Columbia County bridges work-zone lane restriction for next week
Following is the planned work-zone lane closure for the Interstate 80 river bridges project in Columbia County next week.
Monday Oct. 30, the eastbound right lane will be closed for 800 feet between miles 241 and 242 with a daylight signing pattern for truck egress from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 02:29:00 PM
Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General Announces September Welfare Fraud Adjudications
HARRISBURG, Pa.-- Nine Pennsylvania residents pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and/or were sentenced for their crimes during September, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today.
"Welfare fraud is not 'beating the system'; it's a crime against all Pennsylvania taxpayers," Inspector General Kenya Mann Faulkner said. "Our office works to ensure those who commit this crime are prosecuted and fully reimburse taxpayers."
The following individuals were prosecuted and sentenced for fraudulently receiving public assistance benefits:
Tyniecia Bivins, 39, of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, received more than $47,700 in subsidized child care benefits. Bivens was sentenced to 84 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution.
Michael A. Bogas, 47, of Mifflinburg, Union County, received more than $7,200 in cash assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Bogas was sentenced to 5 years probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.
Teresa A. Haas, 48, of Jamestown, Mercer County, formerly of Conneaut Lake, Crawford County, received more than $2,400 in SNAP benefits. Haas was sentenced to 60 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and fines.
Kevin C. Heeman, 21, of Hughesville, Lycoming County, formerly of Montgomery, Lycoming County, received more than $2,800 in SNAP benefits. Heeman was sentenced to 24 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.
Mark J. Kilian, 54, of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, received more than $1,300 in cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Kilian was sentenced to 12 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution.
Christie A. Lenker, 36, of Lewistown, Mifflin County, received more than $4,500 in cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Lenker was sentenced to 18 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and fines.
Julie A. Mazurek, 32, of Bechtelsville, Berks County, received more than $1,200 in cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Mazurek was sentenced to 2 years probation and was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and fines.
Barbara A. Rollick, 53, of Woodland, Clearfield County, formerly of Weedville, Elk County, received more than $14,200 in SNAP benefits. Rollick was sentenced to 7 years probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.
David Wilmer, 60, of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, received more than $2,500 in SNAP benefits. Wilmer was sentenced to 18 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.
The Office of Inspector General's Bureau of Fraud Prevention and Prosecution is responsible for investigating welfare fraud and conducting collection activities for programs administered by, or contracted through, the Department of Public Welfare.
Each year, the Office of Inspector General works with county assistance offices statewide to identify suspected cases of public assistance fraud and with local district attorneys to bring the cases to prosecution.
Anyone found guilty of welfare fraud could face a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, fines up to $15,000, mandatory restitution, and program disqualification.
The Office of Inspector General also relies on tips from concerned citizens. To report suspected fraud, call the Welfare Fraud Tipline at 1-800-932-0582. Callers may remain anonymous.
Visit the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General online at www.oig.state.pa.us.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 02:16:00 PM
Peggy K. Cole, 83, of 599 Bolivar Drive, passed away Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at her residence.
Born June 10, 1928, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late George and Edna (Rogerson) Kramer.
Mrs. Cole was a 1947 graduate of Bradford High School. She had been employed at Zippo Mfg. as a receptionist and switchboard operator for many years, retiring in 1976.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Deborah L. Cole of Bradford, and Charlene L. (Steve) Graham of Reston, VA, a son, Jeffery D. (Sheryl) Cole of Marks, Miss, a sister in law whom she raised Juanita (Jack) Bowen of Montrose CO, seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
At the family's request there will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the SPCA, Box 113, Bradford Pa. 16701, or the Community Nurses Hospice, 50 Davis St., Bradford PA 16701, or the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 12:55:00 PM
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VOLUNTEER INFORMATION UPDATE – October 28, 2011
GALETON HABITAT PROPERTY
12 Poplar Avenue, Galeton, PA
The subfloor has been put on the foundation for the Galeton Habitat For Humanity house. Beginning on Monday, October 31st, 2011 and over the next two weeks, we would like to get the house under roof. The work schedule will be as follows:
Monday, October 31st through Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 we would like to get the exterior walls built and set in place.
Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, 2011 we would like to set the trusses and sheathe the roof in.
Monday, November 7th, 2011, we would like to start putting the shingles on the roof. During this time we will also set the windows and exterior doors. If you have a generator we can use, please bring it with you. Our electric at the site is limited. Also bring the tools which you will need to do framing work.
Our goal is to get the house under roof and backfilled before the winter weather sets in. We can not meet this goal without VOLUNTEERS. We have had four or five Volunteers to help us this far (and we appreciate their help so much), but we need more help!!!! Skilled and unskilled help will be needed!
Please let us know by e-mail
Jim and Charlotte Blain
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 12:36:00 PM
Here is a link to the whole gallery: http://timwalckphotography.
Photographer Tim Walck shares some shots of the first snow of the season in Potter County.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 12:16:00 PM
Here at Coudersport Animal Health Center we have a dog that was hit by a car, he has some wounds but is not seriously hurt.
He is reddish brown with a white blaze on his chest. He is male, about 60 lbs, and looks like a Pit-Bull mixed with a Shar-Pei.
If anybody knows whose dog this might be, please call 274-0857 or email email@example.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 12:05:00 PM
Fugitive Arrested by Allegany County Sheriff's Office
By WKBW NewsIn a news release issued Thursday, Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney reports that on October 24th, Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office Operations Division arrested 68-year-old David A. Comstock of 1350 White Rock Road, Pinnacle, North Carolina, as a Fugitive of Justice from the State of North Carolina. More...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 11:55:00 AM
Marilyn A. Bok Day in the Valley
Today has been designated Marilyn Bok Day by the five Valley municipalities and she will be honored at an Appreciation Banquet this evening at the Club at Shepard Hills in Waverly.
Marilyn A. Bok has announced her retirement as President and CEO at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers effective December 31, 2011. She researched and started the organization in 2001 serving as Board Chair and then as volunteer President and CEO for over 10 years. The CFTT serves the five counties of Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga in Pennsylvania as well as Tioga, New York, from its office at 104 W. Lockhart Street, Unit 2, Sayre, PA 18840.
A native of Oswego, NY, Marilyn's holds a BA in chemistry from the College of St. Rose and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She also completed a Kellogg Foundation Fellowship in Public Affairs Leadership at Penn State and continuing education courses at Harvard, Mansfield, Penn State and Syracuse. More...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 11:12:00 AM
Dog Found at Dominion Transmission Harrison Valley .Appears to be a young dog, maybe year old, she showed up at our location around 2am Sunday morning, phone # here is 814-334-5217 thank you
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C&N Offices Collecting Food For Central PA Food Bank
WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Throughout November and December, Citizens & Northern Bank’s six Lycoming County offices will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
Collection barrels will be placed in each office beginning November 1st. The public is invited to visit any of the participating offices to donate food items to the food bank. Participating offices include:
Jersey Shore – 230 Railroad Street
Muncy – 3461 Route 405 Highway
Old Lycoming – 1510 Dewey Avenue
Ralston – 24 Thompson Street
South Williamsport – 2 East Mountain Avenue
Williamsport – 130 Court Street.
The collection is an annual event for C&N’s Lycoming County offices. “In this economy, many of our neighbors are suffering,” said Stacy Elliott, Old Lycoming branch manager. “Local food banks are seeing an increased demand as food prices continue to rise. We hope this collection will help the Food Bank meet the needs of our local residents.”
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank distributes more than 15 million pounds of food and grocery products every year to more than 500 soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries in 27 central Pennsylvania counties. These agencies directly feed thousands of hungry families throughout central Pennsylvania. More information on the food bank is available at http://www.centralpafoodbank.org.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 08:52:00 AM
Brooklyn James (aka Bobbie Jo Duell), local Northern Potter graduate and author/singer/songwriter will be in the Potter/Tioga area for speaking engagements and the release of her new Novel...Vigilare...a mystery/suspense.
Listen to her music here
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/28/2011 01:26:00 AM
Thursday, October 27, 2011
THE SHARING MINISTRY - Save 50% on Groceries!
NOVEMBER MENUS AVAILABLE AT WWW.FREEMETHODIST.US or outside the office door of the Church.
*Our Supplier for great boxes of Groceries is "The Share Food Program" of Philadelphia.
*Boxes contain meats and veggies, eggs, and shelf-stable items!
*EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE TO ORDER!
*NO DENTED ITEMS!
*NO OUT OF DATE ITEMS!
*ALL FOOD IS BEST QUALITY FROM THE SAME WHOLESALERS THAT SUPPLY GROCERY STORES!
*MUCH FRESH FRUIT AND VEGGIES!
*ORDER DEADLINE: November 7th, 4pm. (orders must be to the Coudersport Free Methodist Church, 507 S. Main St. Coudersport, Pa. 16915)
*ORDER PICKUP: November 19th, 11am. to Noon at the SPOT, our ministry center located 3 miles East of Coudersport on Rt 6.
*I recently did a price comparison at local stores for the items in a box priced at $21.50 through the Share Food Program. The same items would cost retail between $40 and $45,
*THIS IS A MINISTRY TO OUR COMMUNITY IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST! We do not profit financially.
*Any donations received towards this ministry goes to providing food boxes for emergency needs.
Pastor Peter's email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/27/2011 09:02:00 PM
Photos Courtesy Of
Paul Burdick Sports Images
http://pburdick.smugmug.com Phone (H) - 814-274-8772
www.maxpreps.com (C) - 814-598-7915
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/27/2011 06:30:00 PM
The coordinators of the Autism Speaks spaghetti benefit dinner, that was held October 8, 2011, would like to recognize and thank all those businesses and individuals who supported and/or generously gave monetary donations, food and other supplies for the dinner:
Charles Cole Memorial Hospital
Coudersport Ambulance Hall
Empson’s Hair Care and Party Supply
Frosty Hollow Bed and Breakfast
Hafer’s Quality Auto Repair
Mill Creek Plaza
Potter County Outfitters
Solomon’s Words for the Wise
St. Eulalia Catholic Church
Sweden Valley Inn
Trail’s End Realty
The Beach (Wellsville)
We would also like to thank everyone who came out to the dinner to help support this great cause. Six Hundred Dollars was raised and donated to Autism Speaks.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/27/2011 06:16:00 PM
CHARLES COLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BREAKS GROUND FOR ER EXPANSION AND RENOVATION
COUDERSPORT, PA—Approximately 100 members of the community, political leaders and hospital staff attended Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s emergency room (ER) groundbreaking celebration on Thursday, October 27. Hospital leadership praised project supporters and the emergency services staff for making the $4 million, 6,600-square-foot construction and renovations project feasible.
Pictured left to right: Ed Hardesty, executive director of Ancillary Services, Tom Noe, executive director of Corporate Support Services, Emily Myers, director of Emergency Services, Jeanette Smith, RN for the Emergency Department, Waldemar Szczupak, MD & Emergency Department medical director and Randy Headley, CCMH Board Chair.
The celebration was opened by Reverend Randy Headley, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Board Chair followed by a description of the 2,500-square-foot addition by Director of Emergency Services Emily Myers and Waldemar Szczupak, MD, medical director of the ER at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital .
“The renovations and additional space in the ER will enhance patient privacy, safety and the overall health care experience at the hospital for the patient and their family,” said Emily Myers, director of Emergency Services. “We couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to improve patient care”.
The construction of a separate walk-in and ambulance entrance will allow convenient access to the ER from the hospital’s west entry for the nearly 9,500 patients that visit the ER each year. The new design also incorporates new rooms for private treatment and exams, an isolation exam room, a trauma patient room, a dedicated triage area, a private bereavement room, a comfortable waiting room with 20 additional seats, a secure medication area, more staff support space including physician offices, a modern nurses’ station and office. Completion of the project is expected to take approximately 14 months. The current emergency department will continue to operate 24/7 during construction.
Left to right: Ed Pitchford, president & CEO of CCMH, Representative Martin Causer, Senator Joseph Scarnati and Mike Glazer, district representative for Congressman Glenn Thompson.
Cole Memorial President and CEO Ed Pitchford emphasized that this project was made possible by the support of both public and private agencies. He recognized the support of Gary Reed, area specialist for the USDA Rural Development program,; Brian Eckert, director of Development for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Citizens and Northern Bank; The Mee Foundation; Delta Development and the CCMH Auxiliary as key to the project’s funding. “We have been working on obtaining the funding for this project for nearly three years and I’m very happy for this organization and for our patients that we now have the opportunity to improve this vital service that has served us well for nearly 50 years.”
Mr. Pitchford also welcomed area legislators whose interest and support were critical to obtaining the public funding that made the project financially feasible. He specifically noted the Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program grant that was sponsored in Harrisburg by Senator Scarnati and Representative Causer. “Each year, there are many worthy projects proposed by hospitals, universities and other agencies for these limited funds. This award to Cole Memorial was only possible because both of these gentlemen understand the importance of maintaining a modern and vibrant hospital in this region”.
“I remember my first trip to Potter County and seeing the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital campus. It is truly an impressive asset in the community,” said Senator Joe Scarnati. “So just like any asset such as your home, the hospital needs to be maintained because of all it does for patients in the region.”
Representative Martin Causer stated, “I wish to thank the hospital’s leadership for their continued commitment to rural health care. Senator Scarnati and I will continue to be a strong voice of support in Harrisburg for rural health facilities.”
Mike Glazer, District Representative for Congressman Glenn Thompson said, “Charles Cole Memorial is a shining example of a critical access hospital. Despite financial cuts and trying times in most areas, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital continues to deliver the best health care services in the region.”
Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and its ten primary care offices serve approximately 50,000 residents within a 65-mile service area including Potter, Cameron, McKean and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and New York’s southern tier. For more information, visit www.charlescolehospital.com.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/27/2011 05:35:00 PM
Port Allegany - Mary Louise Coatsworth, 90, of Bradford, died Wednesday (October 26, 2011) in the Bradford Manor, Bradford.
She was born March 31, 1921 in Port Allegany, a daughter of William J. “Dickie” and Elsie B. “Baba” Nancarrow Kelly. On May 2, 1942 in Olean, NY, she married Thomas W. Coatsworth, who died September 14, 1998.
Mrs. Coatsworth was a 1939 graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended Brooks Academy, now Olean Business Institute, in Olean, NY.
Mrs. Coatsworth was a Librarian employed by the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford. She retired in 1986.
She was a Girl Scout Leader and a member of the hospital auxiliary when she lived in New Castle, PA. Since living in Bradford, she loved to work in her garden and enjoyed sewing.
She is survived by:
two daughters: Karen Louise Allwood of Bradford, PA and Joan Louise Coatsworth of Kennesaw, GA
one son: Scott W. (Kathy) Coatsworth of Pittsburgh, PA
two Grandchildren: Nicole (Dan) Coatsworth Ricketts and Todd Coatsworth
three Great Grandchildren: Autumn Rebecca, Brenna Elizabeth, and Dominic
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Harriett “Pat” Dryer and Christine “Betty” Mains, and 1 brother: Frederick “Bill” Kelly.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 3 P.M., at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany, with the Rev. Randall Headley, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 110 W. 10th St. Suite 212, Erie, PA 16501-6296. Online condolences can be left at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/27/2011 05:18:00 PM
Helen B. Sarginger, 83, of Williamsport, PA died Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Williamsport Hospital .
Born on September 24, 1928 in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Otis Warren and Eugenia Russell Baker. On August 20, 1949 in Coudersport she married Richard L. Sarginger who died on September 10, 1981.
Mrs. Sarginger was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She had worked for many years as a clerk in the Potter County Register and Recorders office and also as the Sweden Township tax collector. She was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coudersport and attended the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Williamsport. She was very active in the Homewood Townhouse Assoc. where she resided. Helen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Mrs. Sarginger (“Grammy”) will be remembered by those who knew her best for giving the warmest hugs, serving the hottest cups of tea, and for her love and devotion to her children and grandchildren.
Surviving are her son, Richard M. (Susan) Sarginger of Pennsdale, PA, and daughter, Denise S. (Butch) Leete, of Williamsport, PA, sister-in-law, Edith (Denny) Menschel of Coudersport, PA, five grandchildren, Cassandra Leete of Williamsport and Christopher Leete of Williamsport, Laura Sarginger of New York City and Melissa Sarginger of New York City, and Zachary Sarginger of Pennsdale.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Douglas Eugene Sarginger and sisters, Maxine Tonibelle Baker and Edna Marie Baker.
Friends may call at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Coudersport, on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 3:30pm until 4:30pm at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Evon McJunkin officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery in Coudersport, PA.
Services held by Thomas E. Fickinger F.H. 210 N.E. St., Coudersport Pa, 16915 a Life Celebration Home. To leave your fondest memory of Helen visit lifecelebration.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/27/2011 05:10:00 PM
4:00 p.m. UPDATE re:Route 15 SB in Union County closed; tree and power lines down
4:00 p.m. UPDATE: Passing lane is now open, heavy traffic queues still reported.
Motorists in Union County are advised that the southbound lanes of Route 15 are currently blocked by a tree which brought power lines down at the intersection of Joe Road in White Deer Township.
Traffic will be detoured onto Route 44 east to 405 south to 45 west back onto State Route 15 south bound.
PSP, PP&L and PennDOT all have crews on their way.
It was not immediately known how long Route 15 southbound will be closed.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 10/27/2011 04:45:00 PM