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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Roulette Woman Sees Intruder In Her House

Roulette Woman Sees Intruder In Her House
Troopers rushed to 84 Main Street in Roulette just after midnight on Saturday morning when Lillian M. Goodrich called them and reported she saw an intruder in her house. 


The unknown actor apparently fled the scene in an unknown direction before troopers arrived. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Uhl is the investigator.

Cash & Prescription Meds Stolen From Car In Roulette

A theft from a motor vehicle in Roulette Township in being probed by State Police.

Joni K, Peer of 27 Lanninger Creek Road, Roulette, PA, told troopers that unknown actor(s) took $50.00 in cash and several prescription medications from the inside of her vehicle between 5:00 pm on Wednesday and 5:00 pm on Thursday.

Anyone with any information is asked to share it with Trooper Chad Savannah at PSP Coudersport. 814-274-8690.

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Police Say Driver Was DUI

Police Say Driver Was DUI
On Friday morning at 2:55 am, troopers stopped Vehicle #7 driven by Jarret Wadsworth, 22, of 981 Brookland Road, Coudersport, PA, on Rt. 6, 1/4 mile east of Ice Mine Road in Sweden Township, for a traffic stop.

Trooper Derek Weaver said upon interviewing Wadsworth and further investigation, it was determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. Wadsworth was arrested for DUI without incident and charges will be filed in District Court 55-3-01.

Fields Damaged By Vehicle In West Branch Township

 Vehicle Drove Through Fields
Coudersport State Police are investigating a Criminal Mischief that occurred on Fowler Road in West Branch Township. Unknown actor(s)drove through fields on Carol Fowler's property, tearing up the soil.

The incident took place on Monday, March 26th at an unknown time. Anyone with any information is asked to conatact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Derrick Watters is the investigator.

Injured Woman Extricated From Vehicle By Fire Rescue

 Woman Injured 
In Dutch Hill Crash Wednesday
A Bradford woman was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital for treatment  of unknown injuries after her 2008 Ford Escape went into a ditch on Dutch Hill Road and flipped on it's side before hitting a tree.

Kandice J. Towner, 26, of Bradford, PA, was extricated from her vehicle by Coudersport Fire Department personnel and transported to the hospital by Coudersport Ambulance.

Trooper Gerg, who investigated, said Towner's vehicle was southbound on Dutch Hill Road at 11:00 am when she lost control of her vehicle and it exited the western side of the roadway and struck a ditch. The vehicle then flipped onto it's left side and struck a tree with it's front end where it came to rest. She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

State Police cited her for Driving on Roadways Laned For Traffic.

Garage Fire On Rich Valley Road

STRUCTURE FIRE-GARAGE
Address: 2939 RICH VALLEY RD
City: SHIPPEN
Cross Streets: CLEAR CREEK RD * BO MAR DR

ON SCENE OFFICER REPORTING CHIMNEY FIRE IN GARAGE
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD; EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
3/31/2012 9:36:52 PM

Car Into Pole Crash On County Road 31A In Amity

 Car Into Pole Crash
At 8:58 pm on Saturday, Belmont Fire Dept. & Amity Rescue have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident on County Route 31A, the Back River Road. A car is reported into a pole at that location. Occupants reported self-extricated.

Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 8:53 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Cole Manor on Maple Street for a victim of a fall.

PA House To Vote On Cutting 50 Representatives This Week

Reducing Size of the Legislature, Improving PA Jobs Climate, Reforming Prevailing Wage on House Agenda Next Week

 The state House returns to session on Monday, April 2, to debate and vote on various issues of importance.
Getting Our Own House in Order


The full House will debate and vote on House Bill 153, sponsored by Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Armstrong/Indiana), aimed at reducing the size of the General Assembly. The bill, a constitutional amendment to reduce the size of the state House of Representatives from 203 members to 153, is required to be debated and passed by both the House and Senate in two consecutive sessions, and subsequently approved by referendum vote of the people of Pennsylvania.

Improving the Commonwealth Jobs Climate

As state and local governments are trying to cope with less money, House Republicans believe, “the best social program is a good economy.”

The House will continue its focus on improving the state’s economy and jobs climate. (In fact, there will be an EmployPA jobs agenda press conference on Monday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in the Main Rotunda of the Capitol in Harrisburg; it will be streamed live at www.PAHouseGOP.com.)

While Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in February, and is well below the U.S. rate of 8.3 percent (PA has been below the national rate for 46 consecutive months), it is still too high according to House GOP members. The top priority of the House Republican Caucus is to make improvements to the Commonwealth’s jobs climate and lower the cost of doing business in the state.

Republicans are concerned that, according to various economic reports and business groups, the state continues to have one of the highest costs of doing business in the country when combining state and local taxes, fees, regulatory requirements and health care.

Improvements will lead to higher employment and economic growth.

The House will consider legislation to reform the state’s antiquated business tax structure to bring more equity and fairness to all job creators in Pennsylvania. House Bill 2150 (Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana) would basically eliminate the so-called Delaware Loophole and implement other necessary reforms to the state’s business tax structure.

By working together, the House Republicans, Senate and Gov. Tom Corbett are moving to change the state’s reputation and throw open Pennsylvania’s doors to job creation and retention.
                   
                     Stretching Local Dollars for Local Jobs Projects


                     For decades, the state’s prevailing wage law has stopped basic maintenance or repair projects from being done; it requires taxpayers to pay inflated prices for public projects. These projects include road repairs (including pot holes), roof repairs, or replacing broken tiles in a classroom floor.

Many hundreds of school districts, county commissioners, townships and boroughs have passed resolutions endorsing reforms to be made to the state’s prevailing wage law. The law, created in 1961, has never had its $25,000 threshold increased to match inflation. House Bill 1329 (Rep. Fred Keller, R-Union/Snyder) would simply increase the threshold for which projects must submit to prevailing wage. By increasing the threshold, many smaller but necessary projects could be accomplished throughout the Commonwealth.


The Weekly Schedule

Bill numbers will be used to identify the legislation being considered either in committee or on the House floor.  The bills, sponsors and summaries are posted HERE.

George Schweigart Shares A Photograph


A photograph I have taken recently
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Multiple Explosions Reported In Jones Township

 EXPLOSION-UNKNOWN
Address: 7063 GLEN HAZEL RD
City: JONES
Cross Streets: FRITZ RD * RASSELAS RD
CALLER REPORTED MULTIPLE EXPLOSIONS
Agency: ELK COMPANY 6 FD--CHIEF 6 LOCATED SOURCE & IS ALL IS OK.

3/31/2012 7:45:51 PM

200 Kids Search Out 3200 Easter Eggs At The SPOT


Over 200 children participated in the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the SPOT on Saturday. They scoured 7 acres of hunting for over 3,200 eggs.
Thank you to Rhonda Morley and the Youth Team of Coudersport Free Methodist Church for the great work.
Thank you to Solomon's Word for the Wise for the promotional partnership.
We couldn't have done it without your help.
We hope our efforts were a blessing to the community.
In Christ
Pastor Pete and The Congregation of the Free Methodist Church

Smoke Ventilation Call

 Smoke Ventilation
At 7:12 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 307 W. Academy Street for a non-emergency smoke ventilation call.

Roulette Ambulance To Oak Lane

At 6:26 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Oak Lane for an illness call.

Compressor Stations Planned For Tioga,/Cameron County


Compressor Stations Planned For Tioga,/Cameron County 

Northcentral Region: Air Quality Program, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

Contact: Muhammad Q. Zaman, Environmental Program Manager—Telephone: 570-327-3648
GP5-59-217A: SWEPI, LP (190 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086) on February 23, 2012, for install- ation and operation of two Miratech model SP-ZES-30x310120XH2B1 oxidation catalysts on two existing 1340 bhp Caterpillar model 3516 TALE (serial numbers WPW02706 and WPW02575) four-stroke lean-burn compressor engines, the construction and operation one new 1380 bhp Caterpillar G3516B LE (serial number) four-stroke ultra-lean-burn compressor engine equipped with a Miratech model IQ-RE-30EH (element)/IQ-30-16-HSG (housing), the addition of one 95 hp GM 4.3L Vortec rich-burn natural gas fired generator engine, update one 30.0 MMscf/day NATCO model SB12-8 dehydrator unit equipped with a 0.275 MMBtu/hr reboiler heater, one 60.0 MMscf/day NATCO SB12-8 dehydrator unit equipped with a 0.55 MMBtu/hr reboiler heater, and one 10,000 gallon produced water tank at the Netterman Compressor Station located in Charleston Township, Tioga County.
GP5-59-229: SWEPI, LP (190 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086) on February 29, 2012, for the construction and operation of four 1380 bhp Caterpillar model G3516B LE (serial numbers TBD) four-stroke ultra-lean-burn compressor engines, one 95 hp GM 4.3L Vortec rich-burn natural gas fired generator engine, two 60.0 MMscf/day glycol dehydrator units each equipped with a 0.55 MMBtu/hr reboiler heater, and one 10,000 gallon produced water tank at the Yaggie Compressor Station located in Union Township, Tioga County.
GP5-59-219A: SWEPI, LP (190 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086) on February 28, 2012, for the installation and operation of three Miratech model IQ-RE-30EH (element)/IQ-30-16-HSG (housing) oxidation catalysts on three existing 1380 bhp Caterpillar model G3516B LE (serial numbers JEF01210, JEF01239, & JEF01240) four-stroke ultra-lean-burn compressor engines, the addition of one 95 hp GM 4.3L Vortec rich-burn natural gas fired generator engine, and update one 30.0 MMscf/day glycol dehydrator unit equipped with a 0.275 MMBtu/hr reboiler heater, one 60.0 MMscf/day glycol dehydrator unit equipped with a 0.55 MMBtu/hr reboiler heater, and one 10,000 gallon produced water tank at the Shelman Compressor Station located in Charleston Township, Tioga County.
GP5-59-220B: SWEPI, LP (190 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086) on March 1, 2012, for the installation and operation of three Miratech model IQ-RE-30EH (element)/IQ-30-16-HSG (housing) oxidation catalysts on three existing 1380 hp Caterpillar model G3516B LE (serial numbers JEF01183, JEF01182, & JEF01194) four-stroke lean-burn natural-gas fired compressor engines, to revise two existing NATCO model SB 12-8 glycol dehydration units (30 MMSCFD and 60 MMSCFD, respectively) each equipped with separate reboiler heater (0.275 MMBtu/hr and 0.55 MMBtu/hr, respectively). There is also one 95 hp GM 4.3L Vortec natural-gas fired generator engine and one 10,000 gallon drained water tank at the Trimble Compressor Station located in Union Township, Tioga County.
GP5-59-228: SWEPI, LP (190 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086) on March 1, 2012, for the construction and operation of four 1380 bhp Caterpillar model G3516B LE (serial numbers 27297, 27295, 27296, & 27217) four-stroke ultra-lean-burn compressor engines, one 95 hp GM 4.3L Vortec rich-burn natural gas fired generator engine, two 60.0 MMscf/day glycol dehydrator units each equipped with a 0.55 MMBtu/hr reboiler heater, and one 10,000 gallon produced water tank at the Warren Johnson Compressor Station located in Delmar Township, Tioga County.
GP5-53-115A: Penn Virginia Oil & Gas Corporation (1000 Town Center Way, Suite 210, Canonsburg, PA 15317) on February 17, 2012, authorize the construction and operation of a 690 brake horsepower, Caterpillar model G3516B natural gas-fired engine to be equipped with an Emit Technologies, Inc. model ELS-3550Z-1616F-32CEE-241 oxidation catalyst and a 15 MMscf/day, Exterran, model SN1239 Tri-ethylene glycol dehydrator pursuant to the General Plan Approval And/Or General Operating Permit for Natural Gas, Coal Bed Methane or Gob Gas Production or Recovery Facilities (BAQ-GPA/GP5) at the Finley Run Compressor Station located in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

GAME COMMISSION/PITTSBURGH PIRATES ANNOUNCE TICKET-DISCOUNT OFFER FOR LICENSE HOLDERS

GAME COMMISSION/PITTSBURGH PIRATES ANNOUNCE TICKET-DISCOUNT OFFER FOR LICENSE HOLDERS

 HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pittsburgh Pirates are teaming up again this year to offer an exclusive discount to Pirates fans with a Pennsylvania hunting or furtaker license.
 

Advance purchase of outfield box seats for every Sunday through Friday regular season games at PNC Park will be $21 (a $3 per seat discount), and include a limited edition Pirates hat.  All tickets must be ordered at least one week prior to the game, and only orders purchased together will be seated together.  All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

For an order form, go to the Game Commission website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and click on the “PGC Nights With Pirates” icon.  To view a seating chart and schedule, visit the Pirates’ website (www.pirates.com).  Tickets ordered within one week of the game will be placed at “Will Call.” Phone orders cannot be accepted.
 

“This agreement has provided an added value to the price of a Pennsylvania hunting and furtaker license,” said Carl G. Roe, Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director. “We are pleased that the Pittsburgh Pirates recognize the importance of our license buyers to wildlife management, as well as the economy, of the state and the Steel City region, by offering this discount.”

Senator Scarnati Speaks On Mandatory Health Insurance


March 28, 2012 - Senator Scarnati's Senate Floor comments prior to the passage of his "Individual Healthcare Freedom Amendment" from Senator Scarnati on Vimeo.

Mandy Myers Voted Miss Otto-Eldred

Mandy Myers has been voted Miss Otto-Eldred. 

Mandy graduates in 2013 and is planning to go on to college to be a Physicians Assistant. 

Currently Mandy is in the Student Council, Peer Helpers, Show Choir, Senior Choir, Jazz Band & Senior Band. She was inducted into the National Honor Society in November, 2011. 
Watch for Mandy as she goes on to represent Otto-Eldred at the McKean County Fair this summer.

Local Farm Bureau Meets With Causer In Harrisburg


Volunteer Update For Galeton Habitat House

Volunteers:

We wish each one of you a Happy and Blessed Easter celebrated with family and friends.

Our next scheduled work days will be:

    Tuesday, April 10th and Thursday, April 12th, 2012 starting at 8:00 a.m.

We are pleased with the work that has been done on the drywall; however, we need to:

1)  Finish hanging and tape the drywall in the stair well and basement
2)  Finish the second coat of compound in the living area, sand that coat and start the third coat of compound (Thanks to all who have worked on this so far)
3)  Finish hooking up the heating system and gas lines (Thanks to Larry and Ray for their help to this point)
4)  Start building the back deck and finish the front deck
5)  Finish hooking up the rough plumbing.

The more Volunteers we have, the faster the work will go.  Thank you.

Jim and Charlotte Blain
jrcmblain@aol.com

Woman On Bath Salts Reported 4 Year Old Missing At Walmart

Woman On Bath Salts Reported 
4 Year Old Missing At Walmart
 The Progress--Clearfield, PA
Sandy Township Police
The investigation continues after a Reynoldsville woman reported Tuesday that her 4-year-old daughter was missing at Walmart was found to be highly intoxicated and not making any sense. 

She stated she dropped off her daughter off at the store and allowed her to roam around for three to four hours, then kept changing the story. Officers asked for identification, which she stated was in her purse in the car, but she could not locate the vehicle and attempted to get in several different vehicles. 

Also, while speaking with her, the girl's father approached and he was also highly intoxicated, and both were displaying bizarre behavior. Emergency medical services evaluated them and both were transported to DuBois Regional Medical Center due to overdosing on "bath salts." 

Upon speaking with the girl's natural mother, it was determined she was with her grandmother and safe and had never been let at Walmart. It was also discovered that two people had attempted to enter several vehicles in the parking lot.  More...

Extension Readjusts Mission To Reflect Budget Cuts

Extension Readjusts Mission To Reflect Budget Cuts

extension2Supporters and staffers of Penn State Extension from five counties celebrated another successful year of programs ranging from youth development to water conservation and public education during the annual gathering at the Emporium Firehall. 

Featured speaker Mary Jo Depp Nestlerode, associate director of Penn State Extension, detailed the organization’s restructuring in the wake of significant budget cuts. While some of the changes have been challenging, including the loss of personnel, Extension has been able to adjust its mission by targeting its programs and services and relying less on geographic boundaries. 

District Manager Don Tanner expressed his appreciation to staff and volunteers who have remained committed to Extension’s core mission during the transition. Tanner is now responsible for operations in five counties. 

Extension staffers positioned themselves at more than a half-dozen displays to explain particulars of the agency’s services. Among them was Extension educator and water specialist Jim Clark, who has been an important ally in water protection and education initiatives in Potter County.

Clarice REID, 84, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Boyertown, PA

Clarice REID, 84, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Boyertown, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 in her home.

 Born October 15, 1927, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Harold and Clara Brough Prouty.

Surviving are: two daughters, June (David) Nyman and Kathy Sturdevant, both of Ulysses; two sons, Thomas (Deborah) Reid of Douglassville, PA and Shawn Reid of Boyertown, PA; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Paula) Prouty of Feasterville, PA. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Reid; a son, Doug Reid; a great-grandson, Douglass S. Reid; one brother; and two sisters. 

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 5, 2012 in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. The Rev. Paul G. Caram will officiate. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Subject Of Police Pursuit Identified

High-speed chase nabs wanted Olean man in Pa.

 BuffaloNews.Com

OLEAN—An Olean man already facing criminal charges was captured by Olean police officers in woods outside of nearby Turtlepoint, Pa., following a high-speed car chase that began at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Olean. 

Paul E. Tyler Jr., 25, currently being held in the McKean County, Pa., Jail, was charged by Olean police with felony criminal mischief, felony reckless endangerment, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and 62 vehicle and traffic offenses.

Police officers attempted to stop Tyler as he drove on West Henley Street in Olean because of information about arrest warrants for him for earlier crimes. More...

Goochees Are Coming To Port Allegany

Hi everyone,
BonnieJean and I are coming up to the Port Allegany, Pa. area. We will be there Easter weekend and staying for a week.
I would really like to talk to as many Pastors, church leaders and music directors as possible about this year's Festival of Choirs USA.
I will be sharing what the purpose of the Festival is and how it can affect the churches.
We are reaching out to towns approximately in a 60 mile radius of Port Allegany.
If you could help set up some meetings for us that would be fantastic. 
 Jerry J. Goochee
Contact information is:
facebook - Jerry Goochee
phone: 757-630-1490

Flood Regulations Made Sale As Trailer Park Almost Impossible

Fighting for their homes

As residents rally, ex-owner responds

By DAVID THOMPSON - dthompson@sungazette.com , Williamsport Sun-Gazette
JERSEY SHORE - Some residents facing eviction from the Riverdale Mobile Home Park in Piatt Township are not going quietly.

During a rally this week at the park, some said they absolutely cannot afford to move and are looking for assistance - from anywhere.

Others vowed to not leave at all.

The residents learned in mid-February that the 37-unit park had been sold to Bryn Mawr-based Aqua PVR LLC. The company plans to build a water-withdrawal facility on the site and pipe that water to gas drilling sites north of the township. The company has given residents until June 1 to move out and has offered $2,500 per unit to help them do that. It also hired a Realtor to assist residents.

The rally attracted park residents, as well as supporters both from in and outside the area.

 Son of owner tells Sun Gazette:
According to Leonard, if anyone asked about the future of the park, they were told it depended on who bought the property and what they wanted to use it for.

His father wanted to keep the property as it was, but changes in zoning in the township "put us out of business as a mobile home park," he said.

Because of the park's location in a flood zone, any mobile home that leaves the park can only be replaced if it is built up 12 feet, he said.

"(My father) wanted to sell it as a mobile home park, but it was not possible with the new zoning," he said. "Nobody wanted to buy it because of the cost of meeting zoning regulations."
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Oswayo Valley Library Says Thanks

The board and staff of the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library would like to thank those that came out to support the library for the soup/sandwich dinner and volleyball game fundraiser. 

Because of your support, the faculty and students of Oswayo Valley raised $1568 to support your local library! Also, a huge thanks goes out to all who donated raffle items, baked goods, soup and sandwiches and your time! We cannot even begin to express how thankful we are. We are really blessed to be a part of such a supportive community.

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Man Jailed After Alleged Threats With AK-47 At Playground

A Harrison Valley man was jailed in lieu of $5,000. straight bail after an incident at the Harrison Valley playground along Tannery Street in Harrison Township, Potter County on March 20 between 4:00 and 4:30 PM.

Cody Drew Metcalf; 21, of 110 Second Street, Harrison Valley, PA, was taken into custody on March 29, 2012, after State Police were made aware of the incident on March 27th and and conducted an investigation, finding that Metcalf is a person not to possess a firearm from a past adjudication as a juvenile..

Metcalf was arraigned before District Judge Delores G. Bristol on charges of  Person Not To Possess A Firearm (F2); and Terroristic Threats (M1).

Trooper David A. Surra said in a news release Friday night that the incident occurred as Metcalf and a known 18 year old male and a known 16 year old male were at the Harrison Valley playground along Tannery Street. Metcalf exited a vehicle with a Russian AK-47 semi-automatic rifle and pulled the charging lever. Metcalf and one of the victim had a verbal discussion. Metcalf again pulled the charging lever, and fled the scene in his vehicle.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bfd Man Sentenced on Sexual Abuse Charges

Bfd Man Sentenced on Sexual Abuse Charges 

A Bradford man has been sentenced to eight to 16 years in state prison on sexual abuse charges. 30 year-old Jason Howell had been charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy between October of 2010 and February of 2011. 

He was accused of spending time with the boy in bed and a shower and taking over 60 photos of the boy while he was naked. Howell had a prior indecent assault conviction.

Cyclone Man Sentenced for Standoff

Cyclone Man Sentenced for Standoff
 WESB
A Cyclone man was sentenced to up to two years in jail and then must be released to the post traumatic stress program for veterans in Coatesville.

27 year-old Simon Heffner must also pay nearly $4,000 dollars to the Special Emergency Response Team that was called to an incident on December 10. Heffner had barricaded himself into his parents home on Route 646 holding police at bay for 13 hours. He was also accused of threatening to shoot his parents.

Man Accused of Having Sex with 2 Boys

Man Accused of Having Sex with 2 Boys

A Rixford man is in jail for allegedly having sex with two boys last summer.

State police say 20-year-old Allen Michael York had sex with the boys at a private home in Rixford in the latter part of June. Police did not say how old the boys are. York is also accused of providing a controlled substance to both boys.

He is charged with 3 counts of felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and misdemeanor counts of indecent assault, terroristic threats and corruption of minors.

York was arraigned by District Judge Rich Luther, who set bail at $125,000. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Thursday.


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Lightning Strike Caused Wild Fire

 Lightning Strike Caused Wild Fire
At 8:05 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Bells Run Road at the intersection with Taylor Brook Road for a wildfire caused by a lightning strike . A tree and the ground around it are on fire.
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Living Stations Of The Cross

Open Arms to Feature Boxing Champ

 Open Arms to Feature Boxing Champ
BRADFORD, PA:  Local boxer Charlie Fitzsimmons is the 2006 World Amateur Boxing Champion, and his story of overcoming the trials and hardships to win that title will be featured during the month of April at Open Arms Community Church, starting this Sunday, April 1st.

Open Arms Pastor Mike McAvoy says, "Working with Charlie is such a privilege. To work with a guy who's real life story is about beating the odds is going to be such an encouragement to the many who are facing difficult times."


"Overcomer: Beating the Odds" will kick off with the first discussion, "Preparing for the Fight" this Sunday. April 8th is Easter Sunday, and the topic will be titled "The Difference Maker". "Overcoming Adversity" is the featured discussion for April 15th, and the series rounds out on April 22nd with the a discussion entitled, "Live the Dream."


Fitzsimmons, who will be featured in several vignette videos, as well as sharing in person, throughout the series of talks will tell his story of overcoming the difficulties associated with his training, competition, and his victory in the ring.

McAvoy says, "Charlie faced challenges in and outside the ring and it give a great illustration for us to see that it is not just the big issues that can beat us up, but the little details of life all stack up against us too. This can be an overwhelming situation and leave us without hope. But there is always hope."

Open Arms hold services at their location at 1289 East Main Street in Bradford Sunday mornings at 9:15AM and 11:00AM. And all are invited to attend.

"At Open Arms we believe that no matter how bad the situation, how stacked the odds are against you, with God you are an Overcomer and this series is focused on what the Bible says about walking in this victory in all areas of life." says McAvoy.


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Pipeliner Exposed To Excess Radiation/Company Fined By DEP

DEP Fines Radiographer $33,000 for Radiation Protection Act Violations

The Department of Environmental Protection has received $33,000 from NVI LLC based in Gray, La., as a result of a consent assessment of civil penalty for violations of the Radiation Protection Act in Wyalusing, Bradford County.

NVI conducts radiographic testing at temporary job sites in Pennsylvania to determine if there are flaws in building materials and welded pipelines.

“Companies that operate radiological equipment in Pennsylvania must be accountable to the provisions of the Radiation Protection Act,” DEP South-central Regional Director Rachel Diamond said. “Its regulations protect the safety of workers, and the department is committed to their enforcement.”

NVI notified DEP on Nov. 1, 2011, that an employee had received radiation exposure above the annual occupational dose due to a radiation source being unlocked and unshielded. Although the worker presented no immediate health effects following the incident, the employee was restricted from working around radiation sources to prevent additional exposure. 

DEP reviewed a 30-day report submitted by NVI that revealed the company had also failed to check survey equipment to ensure proper functioning, did not conduct a visual inspection of the survey equipment at the job site and failed to follow proper emergency procedures. DEP issued a notice of violation on Dec. 20, 2011. 

The report documented corrective actions taken by NVI to address the violations and verified that NVI is now in compliance.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 717-705-4700.

Hedwig J. L. “Heidi” Magnavita, 79, of Oswayo, PA, formerly of Schney-Lichtenfels, Germany, and Chalfont, PA

Hedwig J. L. Magnavita   “Loving Mother and Grandmother”

Hedwig J. L. “Heidi” Magnavita, 79, of Oswayo, PA, formerly of Schney-Lichtenfels, Germany, and Chalfont, PA passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Bradford Manor in Bradford, PA of natural causes.

Born on July 4, 1932 in Schney-Lichtenfels, Germany, she was the daughter of Ernst and Erna Erhard Gutgesell. She was married to Thomas F. Magnavita, who survives.

For many years, Mrs. Magnavita was employed as a nanny in Bucks County.  She was a member of the Ellisburg Union Church and a member of the Andrews Settlement/Ellisburg Community Club.  She always had fond memories of growing up in Germany with her family.  She enjoyed reading, solving word search puzzles, and knitting.  She loved gardening, cooking, decorating her home, her dog, Max, and her family, especially her grandchildren.  She always had a kind heart for those in need.  She will be dearly missed.
 
Surviving besides her husband are a son, Joseph “Mike” Doherty of San Dimas, California; two daughters, Teresa F. Magnavita of Emmaus, PA and Kathy J. (Butch) Diehl of Springtown, PA; two grandchildren, Hailey B. Diehl and Taylor S. Diehl; a sister, Ilse of Germany; two brothers, Hans and Guenther, both of Germany; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Magnavita was preceded in death by her parents.
  
Friends are invited to attend funeral services at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA.  The Rev. Paul M. Karges, pastor of the Ellisburg Union Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Fishing Creek Cemetery, Roulette, PA.

A fond memory of Heidi can be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.

Local Tax Preparer Warns Of Tax Rebate Scam

 Tax Scam Hitting Locally
 
This is Lisa from Kim Mitchell’s office. We have had many senior citizens dropping in with a letter from the “”Senior Advisory Center”, asking them to send in $39 to qualify for the PA Real Estate Tax Rebate. 

After doing a little checking we have found this to be a scam and think that it would be in the public’s best interest if you would run a story about it on Solomon’s.

You can read about it here: http://www.abc27.com/story/13971400/seniors-urged-to-beware-of-advisory-center-scam?redirected=true  

You might also want to mention that seniors that qualify for the real estate/rent rebate can have the papers done for free at any of the county senior centers or here in our office.

Emporium Firefighters Respond To Wildfire

OUTSIDE FIRE-BRUSH-GRASS
Address: 1551 HAWK RD
City: LUMBER
Cross Streets: BEAR RD * HUNTS RUN RD

Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
3/30/2012 3:10:02 PM

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Oswayo Boro

At 3:18 pm on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Medic 6 were alerted to stage for a call in Oswayo. State Police responded to the scene and advised EMS that the scene was safe.

Officials name woman found in river

Officials name woman found in river

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found on the Allegany Reservation in the Allegany River, after a late night water recovery. 

 Patricia John, 47, of Salamanca, who authorities say is a Native American, was pronounced dead at Olean General Hospital.

Cattaraugus County Undersheriff Bill Nichols says two individuals fell through a hole in the old Red House bridge early Friday morning.  John was found floating face down in the river around 1:45 a.m Friday.

A male companion who called 911 was also taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.  The man was able to swim out of the Allegheny River, which authorities say was about two feet in that area. More...

Tree Trimming Work on Route 664 in Clinton County Starts April 2

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Tree Trimming Work on Route 664 in Clinton County Starts April 2

Lock Haven –Tree trimming work will begin on Monday, April 2 along a ten-mile section of Route 664 in Clinton County. The tree trimming will enhance safety on Route 664 by improving visibility. The trimming will also allow sunlight to reach the roadway more easily, which aids in snow melt and improved winter material performance.

The work zone stretches from the Route 1003 (Little Plum Run) intersection to the end of Route 664/intersection with Route 44. Work will take place during daylight hours. Tree-trimming crews could be in place on Route 664 until mid-June.

Drivers may encounter flaggers at various locations in the work zone. Alternating lane traffic patterns will be in effect at those locations and drivers may experience short delays. All work is weather dependent.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, use caution through work zones, and always buckle up.

Ridgway man stabbed


A Ridgway man was stabbed Tuesday evening and two other Ridgway men face charges in connection with the incident.

Ridgway Borough police say Scott Bauer was stabbed during an argument with Chris Meyer and Harvey Detterline III at 229 W. Main St. at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The three men had an argument that escalated into an altercation.

Police say Detterline briefly left the residence, retrieved a large knife from another residence and returned and attacked Bauer, who suffered a laceration to his head.

Bauer left the scene in his vehicle. He was stopped by police in St. Marys and taken by ambulance to Elk Regional Health Center. More...http://www.thecourierexpress.com/courierexpresscourierexpresslocal/955396-349/ridgway-man-stabbed.html

WILDFIRE AT 34 LEFEVER DRIVE IN HOMER TOWNSHIP

Wildfire On Lefever Drive
At 2:22 pm on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 34 Lefever Drive in Homer Township for a wildfire.

WILDFIRE ON FOX HILL ROAD

 WILDFIRE ON FOX HILL ROAD
At 2:00 pm on Friday, Ulysses, Galeton & Harrison Valley Fire Departments have been dispatched to a wildfire across from 2055 Fox Hill Road.

Couple Falls Thru Hole In Bridge; Woman Dies

Woman Apparently Fell Through Bridge

A woman died early this morning after falling through a hole in the old Red House Bridge over the Allegany River.

Sheriff’s deputies say the woman was walking with a male companion when they both fell through a hole in the pavement of the bridge, which is on Old Route 17.

The man managed to swim out of the river and call 911.

Her body was found at around 12:45 a.m. and was taken to ECMC in Buffalo for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The woman’s name has not been released because all family members have not been notified yet.


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Oswayo Valley Public Library Night Tonight At Oswayo Valley Middle/High School!

Oswayo Valley Public Library Night Tonight 
At Oswayo Valley Middle/High School!
Due to the deep budget cuts that public libraries have suffered the last few years, a benefit for the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library will be held on Friday, March 30th. 

Students and staff of the Oswayo Valley School District are demonstrating their love for libraries by sponsoring a “Library Night” at the O.V. Middle/High School. The night begins with a soup and sandwich supper from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner is $5 per person or $20 per family of four or more. During the supper, the Friends of the Library will have baked goods available for purchase. 

OV staff members are donating raffle items including a maple product basket, Scensty gift basket, a Pebble Beach golf art print, children’s books, and more! Raffle tickets will be sold during the dinner hours and through the first volleyball game of the evening. 

The volleyball games will start at 7 p.m. with a student team going against a staff team in a 3 game series. Admission to the game is by donation.

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library serves Shinglehouse Borough, Sharon Township, Oswayo Borough, Oswayo Township, Ceres Township, Clara Township and Hebron Township. Residents, their families and friends should join the students and staff of the Oswayo Valley School District as they raise money for this important community resource. All proceeds and donations will be given to the library.

Betty Jane Marsh Tice Northrop, 90, of Coudersport, PA

Betty Jane Marsh Tice Northrop, 90, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Born on June 13, 1921 in Renovo, PA she was the daughter of Elizabeth Mae Marsh. In 1922 she was adopted by her grandparents, Delbert and Fannie Mae McClinsey Tice. On April 13, 1944 in Ft. Myers, FL she married Benjamin Llewellyn Northrop, Jr., who died on December 24, 1995.
 

Mrs. Northrop was a 1940 graduate of Galeton High School. She was formerly employed with the A-1 Stop, Widmann’s Discount Store in Coudersport and with GTE Sylvania in Galeton and Emporium, PA. She had also been employed for 7 years at the Crittenden Hotel in Coudersport. She was a volunteer at the Coudersport Senior Center and at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Northrop enjoyed people. She loved her Maine-coon cat, Mr. Babe. She loved to go shopping, to read, and enjoyed holidays and activities with her family.
 

Surviving are five children, Benjamin L. Northrop, III and his wife, Noreen, of Odessa, TX, Cora Tarabori and her husband, Donald, Sueann Walaski and her husband, Gary, Betty Jean Mottern and her husband, Dave, and Michael Northrop and his wife, Betty Jean, all of Coudersport, eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one granddaughter, Tammy Tarabori, and a dear friend, Beverly Frith.
 

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 11:00am on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Fickinger Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, of Coudersport. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in West Hill Cemetery in Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sweden Valley Manor Activities Fund, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915, or to Home Health Care of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

Coila M. Walter, 96, of 9 Nelson Ave. Bradford, PA

Coila M. Walter, 96, of 9 Nelson Ave. Bradford, passed away Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at Bradford Ecumenical Home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born February 2, 1916, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Margaret (Kane) Coyne. She was as 1935 graduate of Bradford High School.

On February 14, 1942 in St. Bernard Church, she married John G. Walter who died on December 26, 2001.

She worked at Bell Telephone Company for eight years, Dresser Mfg. and then as a lab secretary at Bradford Regional Medical Center retiring after sixteen years.

She was a member of St. Bernard Church, the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, volunteered for several years at the Bradford Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving is one daughter Joan Marie (Rodney) Biehler of Eldred, two sons Michael J. (Lynn) Walter of Winston Salem NC, and David E. Walter of Bradford, 6 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers; Thomas Coyne and Kenneth Coyne and one sister Eleanor M. Coyne.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. where funeral and committal services will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 2nd, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Father James Campbell Donates $10,000. Towards Renovations At CARP

$10,000. Donation

The Coudersport Borough Council is blown away by the generosity of Father James Campbell. A phone call was received from Father Campbell on Tuesday March 27; it was initially thought that he was inquiring about letting his parishioners know about the initiative in place to restore the basketball and tennis courts in CARP. Little did this person know that he was going to take his breath away by telling him that he wanted to personally donate $10000 dollars towards the campaign to raise 50K towards the restoration of the basketball and tennis courts. His letter explains his story on how he became the man that he is today. This project is a combined effort between the redevelopment authority, the borough council and with individuals and groups that want to see up to date facilities for our residents. To date there is approximately 16000 in the bank for this project with many more thousands pledged to the effort.

If you feel that it is important to have facilities for the young and old please consider making a donation to this project. Donations are being accepted at the Coudersport Borough office or at Northwest Savings Bank in Coudersport. No amount is too small or too large. The townspeople appreciate anything that can be put towards this effort. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any of your council members:

George Hults
Ron Angood
Gene Neefe
Todd Husson
Brian Wahlers
Mayor Wick Furman
Borough manager Marlin Moore.

The Recreation Committee will be having a meeting in the near future to have the community rally support around this project and this most generous donation. As a council we cannot thank Father Campbell enough for his kick start to this campaign to invest in our community. The long-term goal of the borough council is to improve all the facilities in Coudersport one step at a time.

Submitted by
Brian Wahlers Recreation Committee Chairman.

Photo by Lou Karija

In photo left to right Todd Husson Brian Wahlers Father James Campbell George Hults Ron Angood



Commonwealth Pipeline would bring cheap Marcellus gas to midstate - but at what price?

Commonwealth Pipeline would bring cheap Marcellus gas to midstate - but at what price?

DONALD GILLILAND, The Patriot-News

Not all pipelines are created equal.

Some have powers of eminent domain, and some don’t.

The Commonwealth Pipeline — a proposed 50-foot swath cutting nearly 200 miles through Pennsylvania’s midstate to deliver cheap Marcellus gas to Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. — would have the power, if approved, to cross people’s property against their will.

But that’s the option of last resort, according to the company planning to build and run the new line.
“Eminent domain is not a tool you want to use unless you have to,” said Bill Moler, the chief operating officer of Inergy Midstream.

“We’re going to be here for an awful long time,” said Moler. “We want happy landowners, happy neighbors.” More...http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/03/commonwealth_pipeline_would_br.html

Gas Compressor Station-- Explosion



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Williams Lathrop Compressor Station in Springville, Pa., Susquehanna County. Explosion before noon , 3-29-12, shook nearby homes, and fire and black smoke billowing out for two hours until pressure came down and emergency personnel could go in. This is a new Compressor Station since 9-11 and the biggest one in our county.

Explosion reported at Susquehanna compressor station

Explosion reported at Susquehanna compressor station

SPRINGVILLE TWP. - An explosion at a natural gas compressor station in Susquehanna County on Thursday morning blew a hole in the roof of the complex holding the engines, shaking homes as far as a half-mile from the compressor complex and drawing emergency responders from nearby counties.

The 11 a.m. blast at the Lathrop compressor station off Route 29 in Springville Township sent black and gray clouds billowing from the building for several hours, but the damage was contained to the site and no one was injured, said a spokeswoman for Williams Partners LP, which owns the Lathrop station.

3-30 Recalls

Topnotch Cookies & Cakes Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookies

 Castellini Company LLC Recalls Jalapeno Peppers Because Of Possible Health Risk

 South Florida Produce, LLC. Recalls Jalapeno Peppers Because of Possible Health Risk

Body Found in Allegany River

Body Found in Allegany River

A body was found early this morning in the Allegany River off Old Route 17 in the Town of Red House.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Deputies say the woman’s body was found floating face down in the river at around 12:45 this morning.

They have not released the name or age of the victim, or any other details, because the incident is still under investigation.


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Riverdale Mobile Home Community Forced To Move For Gas Well Water Extraction



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The residents of the Riverdale Mobile Home Village. A Bryn Mawr-based Aqua PVR LLC has decided it will give most residents of Riverdale Mobile Home Village until June 1 to move.The company received permission from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to withdraw up to 3 million gallons of water per day from the site.The company plans to build a pump station on the site The water will be transported via pipeline to gas drilling sites .The residents' leases have been terminated.

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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Course At CCMH


Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Course

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, is offering a Certified Nurses Aide training course. The course will run for approximately 3 ½ weeks. We are seeking enthusiastic, energetic, caring, compassionate, and friendly individuals to assist in various areas of the Hospital. CNA students will be compensated during the training program. Qualified candidates must pass a physical examination and a criminal background check (paid by the candidate). To apply for this class, candidates must have been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past two years. The class is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 14, 2012.

Interested applicants must apply in person in the Human Resources Office at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. All applications must be received by Friday, April 6, 2012. For more information, please call Human Resources at (814) 274-5431.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hedwig L. “Heidi” Magnavita, 79, of Oswayo, PA

Hedwig L. Magnavita

OSWAYO, PA—Hedwig L. “Heidi” Magnavita, 79, of Oswayo, PA, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Bradford Manor in Bradford, PA of natural causes.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.


CVFD Ladies Auxiliary Annual Easter Egg Hunt


Teenager Charged With Underage Drinking

State Police have charged a Homer Township teenager with Underage Drinking.

Justin Barentine, 19, of 2048 Dividing Ridge Road, Coudersport, PA, has been charged by Trooper Derrick Watters after an incident at Barentine's home on March 18th at 4:30 AM.

Google/Intuit To Offer Free Websites To PA Businesses

Google's Pennsylvania Get Your Business Online program makes it easy for Pennsylvania businesses to grow.

PITTSBURGH, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Google is coming to Pennsylvania to launch Pennsylvania Get Your Business Online, an initiative developed with local partners that is designed to drive economic growth by giving Pennsylvania businesses the tools and resources to establish a website, find new customers, and grow their business.

Increasing the number of small businesses online is one of the best ways to expand the Pennsylvanian economy. Pennsylvania Get Your Business Online is an easy and fast way for Pennsylvania businesses to get online.

For the next year, participating Pennsylvania businesses can go to www.PennsylvaniaGetOnline.com to get a free easy-to-build website, as well as free tools, training and resources to help their business succeed online. Google is partnering with Intuit to provide its popular Intuit Websites offerings for free including an easy-to-build website, a customized domain name and web-hosting for one year.

Businesses simply limit their exposure to customers if they don't have a website. Small businesses need to be online because that's where their customers are. While 97% of Americans look online for local products and services, 56% of Pennsylvania small businesses do not have a website or online presence. In America today, no matter the size of the business, having a website is as vital as having a phone.

"The perception that getting online is complex, costly and time-consuming has prevented many Pennsylvania small businesses from taking the first step," said Scott Levitan, Director of Small Business Engagement at Google. "This program makes it fast, easy and free for businesses to get online."

"As a leading provider of small business solutions, we have witnessed the growth small businesses have seen from getting online," said Megan Bhattacharyya, Product Manager at Intuit. "We are excited to offer Intuit Websites for free to all the wonderful small businesses in Pennsylvania and to help them create a customized presence that represents their unique brands."

"We are excited to work with Google to help Pennsylvania's small businesses boost their sales by improving their online presence," states Christian Conroy, State Director of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).  "Every day entrepreneurs across the Commonwealth turn to their local SBDC for business planning assistance including marketing. This partnership with Google provides another important set of resources to help Pennsylvania's small businesses start and grow."

Business owners from across Pennsylvania are invited to the kickoff event. The website and event registration are currently available. For more information, please visit www.PennsylvaniaGetOnline.com.

James Edwin Glover, 74, of 12 Russell Ln., Emporium, PA

James Edwin Glover, 74, of 12 Russell Ln., Emporium died at his residence on Wednesday (March 28, 2012) night.

He was born December 3, 1937 in Counce, Tennessee a son of the late Raymond E. and Alma Blakney Glover.

On March 16, 2006 in Faith Baptist Church, Emporium he married Judy Hurd Glover, who Survives.
Mr. Glover retired from the US Army after over 20 years. He was the caretaker of the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery.

Surviving
In addition to Judy Hurd Glover
Son: James E. Mitchem, Inman, SC
Son: James T. Glover, Cortez, CO
Son: Russell R. Glover and his wife Valerie, Colchester, CT
Daughter: Wyndie, Mrs. James Holland, South Carolina
Daughter: Carrie A. Glover, Emporium
Step-daughter: Dawn, Mrs. Andy Zimmer, Emporium
Step-daughter: Nancy, Mrs. Brian Hastings, Emporium
Step-son: Richard Uber, Emporium
Numerous Grandchildren
Sister: Ruth A. Tully, Albertville, AL

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Raymond E. and Alma Blakney Glover
Two: Grandchildren
One: Step-son
2 Sisters: Cynthia Clayborn and one in infancy

There will be No Visitation.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church
235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (April 14, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., HOSPICE PROGRAM, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Ellen L. Muhitch, 88, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA

Ellen L. Muhitch, 88, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday (March 27, 2012) night.

She was born March 31, 1923 in Annin Creek, PA a daughter of the late Wilson and Lorena Cooper Strait.

in 1947 at St. Mark Church she married the late Norbert Muhitch.

Mrs. Muhitch graduated from Port Allegany High School inn the class of 1940. She retired from Sylvania where she worked for over 38 years.

Surviving
Son: Michael Muhitch and his wife Denise, Oxford, MI
2 Grandchildren Benjamin and Matthew

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Wilson and Lorena Cooper Strait
Husband: Norbert Muhitch who died March 13, 2006
Three: Sisters
One: Brother

There will be No Service.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Back Door Burglar

Trooper Nicholas Jordan was dispatched to investigate a burglary that occurred on March 27th between 6:25 am and 3:25 pm, at 75 Columbia Hill Rd., Otto Twp., McKean County.

Unknown actor(s) entered into the home of David Goodling through a secured rear door. Once inside the residence the actor(s) stole numerous items of jewelry and some medications. 

Anyone with any information is asked to please contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. The investigation is continuing.

St. Marys Responds To Structure Fire

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: 1261 TAYLOR RD
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: GLEN HAZEL RD
REPORTED THERMOSTAT FIRE--SMOKE SHOWING
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD; Elk Company 2 FD, ST MARYS AMBULANCE
3/29/2012 8:29:12 PM

Coudersport Babe Ruth practice will be on Wednesday, April 11 at CARP at 5:30 PM.

Coudersport Babe Ruth practice will be on Wednesday, April 11 at CARP at 5:30 PM.

Owen E. Emerick, 66, of 1521 W. 54th St., Erie, PA formerly of Emporium, PA

Owen E. Emerick, 66, of 1521 W. 54th St., Erie, PA formerly of Emporium died at Golden Living-Western Rsrv., Erie on Wednesday (March 28, 2012) morning.

He was born December 2, 1945 in Brookville a son of the late Joseph and Hester Reed Emerick.

He married the late Constance Kahnell Emerick.

Mr. Emerick graduated from DuBois High School in the class of 1965. He served with the Army from 1965 through 1967. He retired from Carbide Graphite in St. Marys where he worked for many years. He was a member of the Emporium Lodge #382, F.and A.M.

Surviving
Son: Richard Emerick and his wife Lori, Erie
Son: Patrick Emerick and his wife Erika, Emporium
4 Grandchildren: Alec, Riley, Aiden & Micah
Brother: Joseph Emerick and his wife Edna, DuBois
Sister: Mary Fry, Lakeview, NY

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Joseph and Hester Reed Emerick
Wife: Constance Kahnell Emerick

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 -11:45 AM.
A Masonic Service will take place at Noon followed by the Funeral Service at the Funeral Home with Rev. R. Scott Melott, Pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating.
A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

POLICE PURSUIT

OLEAN POLICE IN PURSUIT OF VEHICLE IN PORTVILLE AREA
Police are chasing a purple Chevy Cobalt on
the Barbertown Road in the Portville-Ceres area. 
Officers now reporting they are in Annin Township. 
At 7:15 pm--The person is in custody on June Hollow Road in the Turtlepoint, PA area.

Penn State Offers Mandatory Food Safety Program

Penn State Offers Mandatory Food Safety Program

DuBOIS - A mandatory state-wide food safety course designed to meet the food certification requirements for establishments in the food service industry will be offered by Penn State DuBois in partnership with Penn State Cooperative Extension.

The nationally recognized ServSafe® program fulfills the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requirements for the Food Employee Certification Act in the categories of food service, retail, and bakery. Classes will be held in St. Marys, Clearfield and DuBois. The St. Marys class will be held at the Community Education Council, 4 Erie Avenue on Wednesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 18. The Clearfield class will be held at the Hampton Inn, 1777 Industrial Park Road on Tuesday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 8. The DuBois class is planned for Monday, May 14 and Monday, May 21, 2012, at Penn State DuBois. All class sessions are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To register, call toll-free 1-877-489-1398. For more information, contact Rick Kralj at 814-849-7361.

The North Branch (Ulysses) Girl Scouts recently visited the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Hall.

The North Branch (Ulysses) Girl Scouts recently visited the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Hall.

Daisies Troop #20854, Brownies Troop #20840 and Juniors Troop #26520 along with their leaders, were taught a few basic first aid techniques that they could use while on a camping trip with Ambulance Chief Pam Bodo. They were also taught on what items should be put in a first aid kit for a camping trip. The troops are working on a first aid badge.
The girls then took a tour of the Fire Truck and Ambulance bay by Fire Chief Ken Wingo and other fire fighters and were shown different equipment and what it is used for. Each Girl Scout were given a bag of goodies to remember their trip to Tri-Town Fire & Ambulance Departments..

Girl Scouts Visit Fire Department


Structure Fire In Friendship, NY

 Structure Fire In Friendship, NY
At  6:18 pm on Thursday, Friendship Fire Dept. and Cuba Fire Dept. have been dispatched to a structure fire next to 11 Maple Avenue in Firendship, NY.
Friendship units returned to quarters at 7:25 pm.

Robert L. Giudice, 60, of 5784 North Street Limestone, NY

Robert L. Giudice, 60, of 5784 North Street Limestone, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 17, 1951, in Oneonta, NY, he was the son of Frank and Constance Mae (Winnie) Giudice who survive him of Oneonta, NY.

On August 25, 1985 in Grace Lutheran Church in Bradford he married Julie (Burton) Giudice, who survives.

Mr. Giudice was a 1969 graduate of Oneonta High School and attended SUNY-Dehli and received an Associate's Degree in 1971.

He was a member and former deacon of Grace Lutheran Church.

He was a past member of the member of the Bradford Lions Club. the Chamber of Commerce and worked on the Big 30 Committee. He had been a Little League Coach and active in the Bradford YMCA Swim Team Parent's Club.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing and earned his private pilot's license in 1968. He also won the Oneonta, NY Soap Box Derby in 1964.

Mr. Giudice had worked as the manager at McCrory's 5 & 10, then worked for S.K. Tate, Bradford Pipe and Supply and most recently Control Chief Corporation.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by a son, Matthew Giudice at home; a sister, Elizabeth "Beth" Giudice of Oneonta, NY and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Patrick Cox, Pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church or the Bradford YMCA Swim Team.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com