WANTED FOR MURDER OF PSP TROOPER

Stoltz Of Coudersport

Coudersport Free Methodist Church

Howards Inc.

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Information from Mt. Jewett Echo

RED FLAG FIRE WARNING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a red
flag warning for all of central Pennsylvania... which is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM EDT Sunday.

* Affected area... all of central Pennsylvania.

* Winds... west 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Timing... early afternoon into early evening on Sunday.

* Relative humidity... as low as 20 percent.

* Temperatures... near 60 north and to upper 60s south.

* Impacts... the potential exists for rapid spread if uncontrolled
fires develop... or even for prescribed Burns to get out of
control.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.


PLEASE DON'T BURN TODAY!! ALLOW YOUR FIREFIGHTER FRIENDS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE EASTER AT HOME WITH THEIR FAMILIES. IF YOUR FIRE GETS OUT OF CONTROL, YOU MAY BE CHARGED FOR THE COSTS OF PUTTING IT OUT, INCLUDING AIR TANKER SUPPORT.  IT CAN BE VERY COSTLY!!

The Cute Little Pug Is Home Safe and Sound

 The Owners Have Claimed The Cute Pug
My name is Lindsay Weckerly and my husband and I found a female pug today along Route 346 outside of Derrick City (by Rob Roy and Narrow Gauge Roads).  Is there any way you could post this information?  My mom, Wendy Wright, lives in Eldred and her number is 225-3355, thanks.

Lindsay

Fire Planes Based in Clearfield Ready To Help Firefighters


Jacqueline A. “Jackie” Rotoli, 77, of Shinglehouse, PA formerly of Rochester, NY

Jacqueline A. Rotoli     “beloved mother, grandmother & sister”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Jacqueline A. “Jackie” Rotoli, 77, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Rochester, NY, went to be with the Lord on Saturday (April 7, 2012) in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY, after a long battle with cancer.
     

Born December 3, 1934 in Erie, PA, she was a daughter of James H. and Olive E. Kennedy Crossman.  On January 27, 1968 in Rochester, she married Peter J. Rotoli, who died on November 19, 2009.
     

She was employed for many years as accountant for the housing authority in Rochester.   Mrs. Rotoli moved to Shinglehouse in 1998.  She was a very active member of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church in Shinglehouse.
     

Surviving are four children, Thomas M. (Macrina) Kirby of Middleburg, Florida, James A. Kirby of Rochester, and Mary K. (Doug) Bell and Bethany S. Rotoli, both of Shinglehouse; eight grandchildren, Charlie (Stacie) Ross, T.J. (Lena) Ross, Peter (Jennifer) Ross, Thomas Kirby II, Joe Bell, Madisyn Bell, Travis Bell and Jesse Bell; eleven great-grandchildren, Ethan Ross, Cynthia Ross, Charlee Ross, Kloey Ross, Eric Ross, Erin Ross, Christopher Ross, Thomas Kirby III, Sarah Bennett, Devin Carr and Rayce Carr; a brother, John (Phyllis) Crossman of Shinglehouse; a sister, Mary (Albert) Young of Palmyra, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
    

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Rotoli was predeceased by a daughter, Cindy Ross; three granddaughters, April Carr, Annette Ross, and Traci Kirby; and two brothers, Robert Crossman and Kenneth Crossman.
     

There will be no public visitation.  Committal services and burial will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.  The Rev. Roger N. Hain, pastor of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, and the Rev. Thomas Isaacson, assistant pastor of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, will officiate.
     

Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorials may be made to Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coon Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
     

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

A memorial service will be held at Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church on a date and time to be announced.
     Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

ATV Accident On Fisher Drive

Coudersport Dispatched For ATV Crash
At 6:51 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance with 2 ambulances and Rescue 48-8 have been dispatched to 311 Fisher Drive for two patients from a ATV accident.
7:05--2 HELICOPTERS REQUESTED TO COUDERSPORT HOSPITAL LZ
7:06--PORT ALLEGANY ALS TO SCENE
7:11--OLEAN 10 ALS DISPATCHED TO SCENE 
7:22--COUDERSPORT FIRE DEPT.TO HOSPITAL FOR LZ FOR 3 INBOUND HELICOPTERS

Person Injured In Austin

Injury In Austin
At 6:30 PM on Saturday, Austin Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Scoville Street for a person who was injured exiting a moving vehicle. 
6:44 pm--Helicopter en route. 20 Minute ETA.

ATV Accident At Majestic Trails

 ATV Accident At Majestic Trails
At 6:08 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire Rescue & Ambulance, Rew Fire Dept. and 
QRS 8 along with Medic 1 , are responding to Majestic Trails for an ATV accident with a possible broken leg. Mercy Flight is on standby if needed. 
A helicopter has been requested in the air.

Fire Weather Watch issued April 07 at 3:26PM EDT until April 07 at 8: 00PM EDT by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch

Brush Fire In Highland Township

OUTSIDE FIRE-WILDLAND
Address: 3427 HIGHLAND RD
City: HIGHLAND
Cross Streets: LINDY TRL * CARLSON RD
ON SCENE REPORTS FIRE OUT BUT NEEDS WET DOWN
Agency: ELK COMPANY 8 FD; KANE FD; ELK CO. 4 WITH TANKER & BRUSH TRUCK
4/7/2012 3:15:27 PM

Wildfire On Olean Road

 Wildfire On Olean Road
At 2:45 PM on Saturday, Firefighters have been dispatched to Olean Road for a Wildfire.

The To Fill A Backpack program is still taking orders for Troyer Farms potato chips.

The To Fill A Backpack program is still taking orders for Troyer Farms potato chips.  Orders will be taken until April 30th and be available for pickup around May 26th.  All orders must be paid in advance or they will not be ordered.  You can place your order by emailing info@tofillabackpack.org with the item # and # of cases you would like to order along with your name, address and contact phone #.  Payments can be made by mailing a check, money order or cash to the address shown below.  You can also make your payment via PayPal with your credit card...please email your order and let us know that you would like to use PayPal to make your payment.  We will process an invoice and email it to you to make your payment.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email or phone (814) 544-2612.  If you are mailing your payment please send it to the address shown below.
 

"To Fill A Backpack"
Attn: Chip Orders
81 Burleson Avenue
 Roulette, PA  16746


Leadership Potter County 2013 Accepting Applications


Leadership Potter County 2013 Now Accepting Applications Do you want to have a say in the life of your community? Would you like to get behind a community project or issue that has special meaning to you? You can make a difference! One of the most critical needs in the county is strong local leadership for the future well-being of our communities. 

This program will help you expand your personal leadership skills, introduce you to key issues currently facing your region, and provide you with an understanding of future trends that may impact your community. Through this process, you will decide the best way for you to get involved. The deadline for applications is April 13, 2012. Applications are available online at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org. To have an application mailed to you and for more information, call 814-274-4877.

To Fill A Backpack Spring Fling Raffle

The To Fill A Backpack program is having its first fund raiser of 2012.  We are selling raffle tickets through June 6th that will give you 10 chances to win some Spring Fling cash.  One ticket will be drawn daily for the cash amount shown.  The last ticket will be drawn on June 16th at our "All Invited Chicken BBQ" to be held at the Roulette Chamber of Commerce park located along Route 6 in Roulette.  Tickets can be purchased by sending a check, cash or money order to To Fill A Backpack - Attn: Raffles - 81 Burleson Avenue - Roulette, PA  16746.  Tickets are $1.00 each and you must be 18 years of age to purchase tickets.
 

The BBQ will begin at 12 noon and go until 5pm and is free of charge (donations will gladly be accepted).  We ask that anyone attending bring a dish to pass if possible (in a disposable dish or well marked container) and enjoy dinner on the Backpack program.  We will supply the chicken and baked beans along with drinks (no alcohol allowed), silverware, plates and napkins.  We would appreciate if you are attending that you send us an email to info@tofillabackpack.org or give us a call (814-544-2612) and let us know how many will be attending.  We want to be sure that we have enough chicken for everyone and to also give us an idea of how much silverware, etc. will be needed.  

  The Backpack program is headed in to its 5th year and we keep growing bigger every year.  We started out in 3 towns and now distribute in 4 different counties which includes over 20 towns.  With the continued support of our local communities we can continue to grow and help more children.  The Backpack program is now a 501(c)3 organization so all donations made are tax deductable.  Thank you again for the continued support and hope that we can count on your support in the future.

Wildfire Near Port Allegany

 Wildfire Near Port Allegany
At 1:30 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has responded to a wildfire.
AT 1:45 PM--The fire on Skinner Creek is reported out.

Rollover Crash On Rt. 275 North Of Richburg

Rollover Crash North Of Richburg
At 12:28 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a report of a one vehicle MVA on Route 275 near the Pangburn Road.. A vehicle hauling a construction trailer has rolled over at that location. One person is reported self extricated.
12:35 PM--FRIENDSHIP REQUESTED TO CLOSE RT. 275 AT COUNTY ROAD 8

WILDFIRE ON RIDGE ROAD IN GENESEE TOWNSHIP

4/7/201212:18 PMFIRE / WILDFIRE RIDGE RD GENESEE TWP
WILDFIRE ON RIDGE ROAD IN GENESEE TOWNSHIP

David D. Caulkins, 69, of North Street, Roulette, PA

ROULETTE - David D. Caulkins, 69, of North Street, passed away Friday (April 6, 2012) at the residence of his sister.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Fire Weather Watch issued April 07 at 11:00AM EDT until April 07 at 8: 00PM EDT by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch

Chain Saw Stolen/Mailboxes Damaged In Sweden Township


2 Vehicle Accident In Smethport Boro

2 Vehicle Crash In Smethport
At 9:38 AM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Rescue and Priority Care Ambulance have been dispatched to the intersection of East Street & East Water Street for a 2 vehicle accident. Smethport Fire Units RECALLED except fire police. On scene reports 2 injured.

Fire Weather Watch issued April 07 at 3:58AM EDT until April 08 at 8: 00PM EDT by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued 

Fire Weather Watch

USE CAUTION WITH OUTDOOR FIRES--HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY

HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY

District Forester, Chris Nicholas would like to emphasize the need for extreme caution with any outdoor fires while we proceed through this period of high fire danger. 

While temperatures will not be extremely high, the low relative humidity and strong winds will cause 

high fire danger through the upcoming weekend

Please be careful!

Abundant Blessings Has Prom Tux Rentals Starting At $59.00 All This Week In Coudersport

Armored car slaying suspect continues to elude manhunt


Armored car slaying suspect continues to elude manhunt

 
After five weeks of chasing fruitless tips, investigators say they have not tired of the chase for Kenneth Konias Jr.

Coming Next Weekend--Annual Spring Antique Show & Sale


Easter Buffet At The Crittenden/Call Now For Reservations


Vehicle Crash In Limestone, NY

Vehicle Crashed Into Building In Limestone
At 12:40 am on Saturday, EMS is responding to a vehicle crash on Main Street in Limestone, NY, where a person is reported to have exited the vehicle and collapsed in the roadway.

Scrabble Night At Ulysses Library Monday


Friday, April 6, 2012

“An Evening with George Burns” Coming to Austin

“An Evening with George Burns” Coming to Austin
 

The Austin Dam Memorial Association and E. O. Austin Historical Society invite you to take a stroll down memory lane, as they welcome George Burns impressionist, Al Long, to the Austin Vets Club on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7 PM.
 

Get ready to “Say good-night, Gracie” at “An Evening with George Burns.” From Vaudeville to movies to nightclubs, George Burns was one of America’s most recognizable and memorable comedians. His signature round-frame eyeglasses, his El Producto cigar in hand, and his deadpan delivery are coming to Austin. Al Long will mesmerize you with his portrayal of Burns, bringing the legend of comedy’s one-liners to life once again.
 

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Long is a nationally recognized performer. He has appeared at events such as the Golden Age of Television and Legends of Comedy, and has performed as the opening act for Carol Channing and The Tommy Dorsey Big Band, among others.
 

Guests will enjoy a nightclub type atmosphere, complete with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments compliments of Catering by Claudia. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased in Austin at the Austin Vets Club or E. O. Austin Home and Museum, and in Coudersport at the Potter County Visitors Association or Sunny Hill Enterprises. A limited number of tickets are available. Proceeds will benefit the E. O. Austin Home and Museum and the Austin Dam Memorial Association. For more information, call Ron Ebbert at 814-647-8650.
 

The Austin Dam Memorial Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to preserve the remains of the Austin Dam and remember the victims and survivors of the 1911 Austin Flood. The E. O. Austin Home, founded in 2001, is a museum dedicated to the history of Austin and the surrounding areas.

Police Investigating Burglary In Hebron Township

Burglary of a residence at 142 Summit Road in Hebron Township between March 10 and March 26th is being probed by troopers at Coudersport.


Tara Maynard of Bonifay, FL, found burglars had broken out a window and removed a piece of plywood to gain entry. The actor(s) stole a ground tamper from the porch.


Anyone with information should contact Coudersport State Police at 814-274-8690. Trooper Derrick Watters is the investigator.

Handicap Sign Stolen In Harrison Township

Theft of a handicap sign taken from the roadside is under investigation by State Police.


Elaine Atwell of 140 Willowbrook Avenue in Harrison Township told police that someone took her handicap sign from the roadside.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Derrick Watters at PSP Coudersport. 814-274-8690.

Residence Shot On Route 449 In Genesee Township


A gunshot into the side of a residence 
in Genesee Township has troopers searching for the shooter.


Terry Snyder of 3970 SR 449, Genesee, PA, told State Police that unknown actor(s) shot a gun at the side of his residence causing damage on April 4th or 5th.


Anyone with any information please contact Trooper Kocher at PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Suspicious Activity Results In Drug Arrest In Kane

Police Say Man Had Controlled Substances
A Kane man who police say was observed conducting suspicious activity, was found to be in possession of controlled substances and under the influence of drugs on Friday at 4:23 pm.


Peter Guy Avenali, 52, of Kane, PA, was arrested by State Police at 116 Fraley Street in Kane and charged before District Judge 48-3-04 and remanded to the McKean County Jail in lieu of $5,000. cash bail.

Trooper Theodore S. Race is the investigator.

House Votes on Bill to Reduce Size of the Legislature

House Votes on Bill to Reduce Size of the Legislature

Lawmakers spent several hours this week discussing a proposal to reduce the size of the state legislature; the bill passed by a vote of 140-49.






Representative Martin Causer, (R) Turtlepoint made the following comments in his newsletter this week:

I voted against the measure because I have serious concerns about how it would impact rural areas like ours. It already is a struggle to ensure the voice of rural Pennsylvania is heard among those who represent the more populated urban and suburban areas. Reducing the number of members representing rural areas would further diminish our ability to be heard and weaken our position on key issues facing the state.

Proponents have argued legislative reduction will save money, but I have not seen specific evidence of that. While there would be fewer lawmakers, Pennsylvanians will still expect the same level of service from their lawmakers, and that would mean more staff to ensure continued accessibility.


The bill passed this week seeks to reduce the size of the state House from 203 to 153 members, and the Senate from 50 to 38 members.

Changing the size of the legislature would require an amendment to the state constitution, which means the same bill must be debated and passed in two consecutive legislative sessions, and subsequently approved by referendum vote of the people of Pennsylvania. Under the bill, the reduction would not take place until the next decennial census in 2020.

Relay Bingo To Benefit Relay For Life


Route 220 resurfacing project in Bradford County starts soon

Travel Advisory
Route 220 resurfacing project in Bradford County starts soon
A resurfacing and reconstruction project along 2.2-miles of Route 220 in southern Bradford County is set to start the week of April 16. This project will provide a smoother road for travelers along with improved safety due to better roadway cross slopes. Drainage improvements will help to prevent or minimize erosion, lengthen the life of the pavement, as well as adding to the safety of the traveling public.

Work will take place from the Sullivan County line, north to approximately one-half mile north of Laddsburg Hill Road in Albany Township.

Prime contractor New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. will mill off a portion of the existing pavement, perform reconstruction in sections and resurface the entire roadway, perform drainage improvements and guiderail upgrades, and make superelevation changes (improvements in the banking of the roadway on the curves).

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through the work zone during daylight hours, with traffic flow directed by flag persons. Motorists may encounter delays during their travels.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of August. Once the work is done, PennDOT does not expect to have to return for any major maintenance for at least another decade or more.

Attention Roulette Alumni

In an effort to cut down on yearly mailing costs (which keeps climbing) we would like to convert our mailing list to email as much as possible.  Any member with an email address that would be willing to receive their invitation electronically instead of mail please contact us.  You can send an email to roulettealumni@gmail.com, give us a call at the number shown below or drop a note in the mail with your information.  Please provide the email address that you would like your invitation mailed to and we will update the database.  This method will be used starting with the 2013 banquet invitations.
 

Also, anyone who needs to make an address change should contact us at the same email or phone #.  The postal service requires us to mark our post cards with "Return Service Requested".  This service returns any undeliverable post card back to us which in turn costs us additional money for this service.  Please keep your address up to date and request your post card be delivered via email to help cut down on these costs.

 Roulette Alumni Association

81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA  16746 
Phone: (814) 544-2612

Wildfire In Fox Township

OUTSIDE FIRE-WITH EXPOSURES
Address: 1 FISHER RD City: FOX 
Cross Streets: BOONE MOUNTAIN RD 
Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD 
4/6/2012   9:17:20 PM
AT 9:46 PM--A FIRE UNIT HAS CALLED FOR PSP TO COME TO BOONE MOUNTAIN ROAD WHERE A FIRE UNIT HAS BEEN REAR ENDED BY ANOTHER VEHICLE.

Structure Fire On Two Mile Road In Allegany, NY

 Structure Fire
At 9:22 pm on Friday, Allegany has a structure fire at 1374 Two Mile Road in Allegany, NY.

Tree Fire In Galeton

 Tree Fire In Galeton
At 9:03 pm on Friday, Galeton Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a report of a tree fire near 211 West Main Street.

Working Structure Fire In Centerville

Working Structure Fire In Centerville
Northern Allegany County Fire Departments are on scene of a working structure fire in Centerville.
Rushford, Fillmore, and Wiscoy-Rossburg are some of the units on scene at 9728 County Road 3.
Fire investigators have been called to the scene.

Possible Structure Fire In Friendship/Cuba Area

Possible Structure Fire In Friendship/Cuba Area
At 5:50 pm on Friday, Friendship & Cuba Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a possible structure fire on County Route 20 near the town line. It has been called in from I-86 near the 96 mile marker.
UNITS RETURNING

Large Wildfire On Drum Road

 Large Wildfire On Drum Road
At 5:40 PM on Friday, Richburg, Scio and Town of Willing have been dispatched to a large wildfire on the Drum Road in Scio. Kubotas requested.
CLARKSVILLE DISPATCHED WITH A KUBOTA 
6:01 PM--BRUSH TRUCK FROM FRIENDSHIP TO SCENE
................RIGHBURG AMBULANCE  TO SCENE

C. Arlene Benson, formerly of Emporium, Pa., and Wellsboro, Pa.

C. Arlene Benson, formerly of Emporium, Pa., and Wellsboro, Pa., died on April 2, 2012, in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Arlene suffered from a lengthy illness and moved in February, with husband Marty, to South Carolina to be closer to family. She was born May 9, 1934, in Ridgway, Pa., to Clarice and Thomas "Boob" Cohick of Emporium. She was a 1952 graduate of Cameron County High School, where she was salutatorian of her class. She graduated from Grove City College in 1954 with a secretarial degree. She worked at GTE Sylvania in Emporium as a secretary for 10 years before marrying and staying home full-time to care for her children.

She married Martin R. Benson on Oct. 15, 1960, in Emporium. Their reception was the first ever held at Emporium's Buttonwood Inn. They lived in Burlington, Iowa, from 1960-61 because of Marty's job transfer with Sylvania.

In 1961, the Bensons returned to Emporium and lived there until 1986. During her life in Emporium, Arlene dedicated her life to her husband and three children, piloting the station wagon to Little League, gymnastics, golf, basketball, piano lessons, track and anything else that involved her family. The family fondly remembers spending summer weekends at its former cottage on Keuka Lake, N.Y.

In 1986, Arlene and Marty and moved to Wellsboro and lived near Lake Nessmuck. Arlene was an enthusiastic member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro, where she belonged to the Ladies Guild and enjoyed helping with church fundraising events at the Laurel Festival and Dickens of a Christmas.

Arlene loved to travel. Before marrying, she toured Europe and Mexico and made trips to New York City with friends. In retirement, she enjoyed extended trips to see her children and grandchildren. She and Marty returned to Keuka Lake whenever possible. During the fall, she enjoyed Penn State football games.

She is survived by her caring husband of 51 years, Martin R. Benson; daughter, Lee Ann (Mark Gauthier) of Pawleys Island, S.C.; son, Gary (Tina) of Folsom, Calif.; son, Martin (Sara) of Indianapolis; and three cherished grandchildren: Aubrey, Alexander and Jessie Joy.

A memorial service will be held at a site and date to be announced later by the family.

Community Invited to Annual Research Symposium

Community Invited to Annual Research Symposium

DuBois – The public is invited to attend the Fifth Annual Penn State DuBois Faculty and Student Research Symposium planned for 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, in the DEF and Hiller buildings on campus.  There is no charge for admission. 

Throughout the day, presentations will be made by students and faculty members from Penn State DuBois, and other campuses within the Penn State system.  They will highlight the research taking place across the university in various disciplines, including engineering business, mathematics, communications, sciences, and more.  The sessions will detail many groundbreaking projects spearheaded by members of the university community.

For more information, log onto http://www.ds.psu.edu/Academics/ugradresearch.htm

Man Dies in Well Site Accident

Man Dies in Well Site Accident

A 24-year-old man is dead after a large piece of pipe crushed him at a natural gas well site near Tionesta.

Brandon Pennywell of Harrisburg died instantly when the pipe slipped, crushing him between it and a large beam, according to Forest County Coroner Norman Wimer.

A team of workers was placing the pipe together with another piece when the accident happened at about 8:20 a.m..

Pennywell was employed by Patterson-UTI drilling, a subcontractor hired by Seneca Resources.



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USE CAUTION WITH OUTDOOR FIRES--HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY

HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY

District Forester, Chris Nicholas would like to emphasize the need for extreme caution with any outdoor fires while we proceed through this period of high fire danger. 

While temperatures will not be extremely high, the low relative humidity and strong winds will cause 

high fire danger through the upcoming weekend. 

Please be careful!

WILDFIRE ON BLAUVELT HOLLOW ROAD IN SHARON TOWNSHIP

 WILDFIRE IN SHARON TOWNSHIP
At 3:56 pm on Friday,  Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a wildfire near 513 Blauvelt Hollow Road in Sharon Township.
4:02 PM--ALMA, NY & COUDERSPORT HAVE BEEN DISPATCHED TO THIS FIRE 
4:07 PM--ROULETTE DISPATCHED TO SHINGLEHOUSE 

4:46 PM Fire C3920 FIRE UNDER CONTROL

Wildfire In Ceres

 Wildfire In Ceres
At 3:22 pm on Friday, Bolivar and Richburg Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a wildfire on Bells Brook Road in the Town of Genesee. The fire is reported to be about 1/2 acre in size.
3:33 pm--REQUESTING A BRUSH TRUCK FROM SHINGLEHOUSE TO THE SCENE
4:05 PM--THIS FIRE IS REPORTED CONTAINED--SHINGLEHOUSE RELEASED TO THEIR OWN FIRE.

WILDFIRE ON RT. 155 SOUTH OF PORT ALLEGANY

 Wildfire South Of Port Allegany
At 2:18 pm on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to 6654 Route 155 South of Port Allegany.

2:32 PM--Utility & manpower from Smethport and Austin requested.
SMETHPORT & AUSTIN RECALLED
COMMAND TERMINATED--UNITS RETURNING AT 3:14 PM

Odwalla, Inc. Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert On Chocolate Protein Monster Beverage

04/06/2012 01:18 PM EDT

Odwalla, Inc. is recalling Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster beverage in 12-oz and 32-oz bottles, with "enjoy by" dates prior to and including 23 MAY 2012, because of reports from consumers allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts experiencing severe allergic reactions after consuming this beverage. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and/or tree nuts may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Josephine E. Ruffner, 71, of 2844 Rt. 646 Aiken, PA

Josephine E. Ruffner, 71, a loving wife, mother and grandmother of 2844 Rt. 646 Aiken, passed away Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at UPMC Hamot in Erie surrounded by her loving family.

Born April 11, 1940, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Flower and Mary (Rezettie) Rich.

On February 13, 1960 in St. Bernard Church, she married Robert R. Ruffner, Sr. who survives.

Mrs. Ruffner attended Bradford Area Schools. She had worked at Zippo Mfg., McCourt Label, Sal's & Sons Grocery Store and then Smethport Specialty. She enjoyed crocheting, bingo and spending time with her family & friends, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Bernard Church.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Dar A. Ruffner Peet, of Smethport and Stephanie L. Ruffner of Aiken; a son, Robert R. (Linda French) Ruffner, Jr. of Crosby; two sisters, Mary Distrola and Dorothy Wood both of Bradford, eight grandchildren, one great grandson and several nieces and nephews and her very special dog BJ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Christina Marie Ruffner Mackey who died April 10, 1997, one brother Richard A. Rich who died April 9, 1982, and one uncle, Richard A. Rich who died November 25, 2009.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, April 9, 2012, from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. where a prayer service will be held on Tuesday, April 10th at 12:30pm, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00pm in St. Bernard Church, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Mausoleum entombment will be in St Bernard Mausoleum.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Annie H. Chen, 101 of Bradford, PA

Annie H. Chen, 101 of Bradford, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

She was born on March 21, 1911 in Shanghai, China.

In 1936 she married Edward Lee who preceded her in death in 1962.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by one son, David (Ann) Lee, Bradford, one grandson, Matthew (Heidi) Lee, Stow, OH, one granddaughter, Allison Lee, Maplewood, NJ, three great grandsons, Carter, Owen and Jacob Lee all of Stow, OH, one sister and several nieces and nephews.

At the family’s request there will be no visitation.  Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to Chapel Ridge, 200 Saint Francis Dr., Bradford, the Bradford Ecumenical Home, 100 Saint Francis Dr., Bradford or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.    

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

Recalls

Los Olivos LTD Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk Allergens In "Los Olivos LTD Pan de Torta"

 Threeline Imports, Inc Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Eggs In Kypoyka Bisquit In a 21.16 Oz Cardboard Box

 Recall Notification Report 023-2012 (Steamed BBQ Flavored Pork Buns)

04/05/2012 09:15 PM EDT

TWI Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several varieties of Crispy brand cookies and rusk. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and TWI Foods Inc., are warning people with allergies to milk or almonds not to consume Crispy brand cookie and rusk products.

Nanipops Ice Cream Shop Open Fridays & Saturdays In April From 2 to 8 pm


USE CAUTION WITH OUTDOOR FIRES--HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY

HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY

District Forester, Chris Nicholas would like to emphasize the need for extreme caution with any outdoor fires while we proceed through this period of high fire danger. 

While temperatures will not be extremely high, the low relative humidity and strong winds will cause 

high fire danger through the upcoming weekend

Please be careful!

Abundant Blessings Has Prom Tux Rentals Starting At $59.00 All This Week In Coudersport

Is Your Equipment Ready For Spring? Call BG's Now!!

Buy Here, Pay Here Now Available At Hazels Auto Sales

Hazels now offering "Buy Here, Pay Here" 
services on selected vehicles."

Easter Buffet At The Critt In Coudersport

Female German Sheppard Up For Adoption

Female Mixed German Sheppard
She is Appx 8 yrs old
But she still has plenty of
energy in her.
She is spayed
Listens very well
and love walks
If interested in adopting her
Please contact the
Cameron County SPCA

Ice Is Up For Adoption


This is Ice
Mixed Pitt/Boxer
Female
Appx. 9months old.
She has alot of energy
and loves to run and play.
If you would like to adopt
Please contact the
Cameron County SPCA

Thursday, April 5, 2012

David A. Calhoun, Sr., 64, of Hazel Hurst, PA

Smethport - David A. Calhoun, Sr., 64, of Hazel Hurst, died unexpectedly, Thursday (April 5, 2012) in the Kane Community Hospital, Kane.
 

He was born Aug 29, 1947 in Olean, NY, a son of Delmar Ford and Gladys Mary Mesler Calhoun.  In 1969, he married Gloria K. Bickford, who survives.
 

Mr. Calhoun served in the U.S. Army, and was employed as an auto mechanic and bus driver at C.L. McKeirnan, Inc., School Bus Contractor and Automotive Garage of Smethport.
 

Mr. Calhoun enjoyed hunting, dirt track racing, camping, and spending time with his family and many friends. He also enjoyed driving bus for many Smethport Hubber sporting events.
 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by

three daughters: Stephany (Jim Avery) Calhoun and Heather (Rob) Herbstritt, both of Bradford, PA, Teresa (Chris) Stahli of Mt. Jewett, PA, 

three sons: Robert Swick of Bradford, PA, David A. Calhoun, II of Hazel Hurst, PA, and Daniel (Sunny Higby) Calhoun of Richburg, NY

Grandchildren: Kyle Field, Brandi Stiable, Jared Sherman, Harley Calhoun, Courtney Stiable, Kobe Calhoun, Madison Stahli, and Izaac Calhoun

One Great Granddaughter: Brittany Eaton

one sister: Sandra (Bucky) Greenman of Wellsville, NY

one brother: Duane Calhoun of Florien, LA, and many nieces and nephews.
 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: one grandson, Travis Lee Field; one daughter, Mindy Lynne Bickford; one sister, Freda Calhoun; two brothers, Bruce and Donald Calhoun.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, April 10, at 11 A.M., with the Rev. Allen D. Young, pastor of the East Smethport United Christian Church, officiating. 

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.
 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor,Bethesda, Maryland 20814, or The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312, or a charity of the donor's choice.  Online condolences can be left at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
 

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

Saturday Morning Birding Walks In April & May

Judith A. Boyle, 62, of 15 Crookerhouse Lane, Bradford, PA

Judith A. Boyle, 62, of 15 Crookerhouse Lane, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at her residence.  
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., with a full obituary. 
Online condolences can be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

RED FLAG WARNING FOR TIOGA, NORTHERN LYCOMING & MORE

Red Flag Warning 
Issued by NWS State College, PA 

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE 

TIOGA-NORTHERN LYCOMING-SULLIVAN-SOUTHERN LYCOMING-UNION-SNYDER- MONTOUR-NORTHUMBERLAND-COLUMBIA-DAUPHIN-SCHUYLKILL-LEBANON-YORK- LANCASTER- 

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. 

* AFFECTED AREA...PARTS OF EAST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA 
* WINDS...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. 
* TIMING...LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY EVENING. 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...20 TO 25 PERCENT. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. 

LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

Bernard H. LaBar, 79, of Coudersport, PA

Bernard H. LaBar, 79, of Coudersport, PA, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  

Born June 21, 1932, in Westfield, PA, he was the son of LaVerne and Eva Weeks LaBar.  On
January 23, 1953, in Wellsville, NY, he married the former Agnes L. Greenman, who predeceased him on December 27, 2011.  


He was employed by Cole Memorial Hospital and Quikfill in Coudersport.  Bernard was a
member of the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hebron.  


Surviving are:  a son, Roger (Tammy) LaBar of Coudersport;  five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;  two sisters, Helen Seeley of Galeton, PA and Edith White of Westfield;  and nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by three brothers, Fred, Laverne Jr., and Don.  

The family will receive friends privately at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.  A fellowship time will follow at the Coudersport Fire Hall at 12:00 Noon.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Coudersport Ambulance Association or the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Company, Coudersport, PA 16915. 

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

Fire Under Control, But Still Burning In Cameron County

Fire Under Control, But Still Burning

The wildfire in Cameron County is under control, but DCNR firefighters are still on the scene between Driftwood and Sinnemahoning.

Emporium-based state police say Route 120 has re-opened but will sporadically close while trees are being cut down. Motorists should be prepared for delays.

The fire is under control “but definitely still burning,” a police dispatcher told WESB and The HERO this afternoon.

Wildfire fighting specialists from Bradford Township were on the scene Wednesday, but their detail has been cancelled for tonight. Firefighters from Cameron, Potter, Elk, Clinton and Clearfield counties were on the scene last night as well.

On his Facebook page this morning State Representative Marty Causer wrote, “A sincere thank you to all of the dedicated volunteer firefighters who came together to fight the forest fire in Cameron County -- your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated.”

Causer is a former vice president of McKean County’s EMS council.

The fire started near the Driftwood Post Office at just after 5 p.m. Wednesday. It spread quickly because of dry, windy conditions.




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since 1947

4 County Oil/Gas Lease Group Meeting Tonight At Smethport

KUDOS to NY's PACKED     MEETING PARTICIPANTS
 
The 4-County Leasing Group's open meeting  presentation April 4th on the NY side of our 4-County region was a great success on several levels. Held in American Legion Post #531 private meeting room, audience members were able to order food and beverage before and during the presentation. This certainly expanded the Legion's coffers, while the 100+ gathered learned how "Group Leasing" could fatten their wallets when done safely and in large numbers.

The Question & Answer Period that followed broadened the audience's understanding of many aspects of Marcellus/Utica shale development in our area, the outside forces that have great impact, and the direction in which we're headed. Included amongst the questions was reference to the "new" fracking material 4-County people have known of for some time ... propane gel.  In use in other states & Canada, it has the capability to raise more gas and oil from deep shale layers than any water/chemical cocktail. It was introduced to eastern NY very recently.

The meeting ended on a very positive note in that we had totally run out of paperwork to share ...both contracts and educational materials. This great exchange of ideas and concerns will be repeated @ all 4-County Group meetings when folks come to learn from speakers, from the materials provided, and from the great range of audience members.  All bring life experiences as well as questions unique to their particular settings and circumstances.

The April 5th meeting @ Smethport's Legion @ 6:30 will have the same materials and opportunities available.  An enthusiastic crowd in PA will provide a similar success story for all involved.

Janice L. Hancharick

Francis Truman Ayers, of 555 Prouty Road, Austin, PA

 Francis T. Ayers “Prouty Prowler”
Loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

 AUSTIN, PA--Francis Truman Ayers, of 555 Prouty Road, passed away at his home peacefully with his loving wife at his side on April 5, 2012.
 

Born on August 22, 1930, at home in the Prouty, he was the son of William Ayers and Myrtle Harvey and also Arthur and Blanche Ayers. On July 14, 1949 he married Arlene J. Robinson who survives.
 

Mr. Ayers served in the U. S. Navy on a destroyer, the USS K. D. Bailey, from 1948 – 1950. He was a past member of American Legion Potter Post 192. He had several jobs, working for the Department of Forest and Water, the Damascus Tannery, road construction, and retired as a concrete truck driver for North Penn Concrete. In his later years he worked as a part-time janitor for Adelphia Cable Communications.
 

He was an avid hunter, trapper, fisherman, and camper. Later in life he loved to write poems and short stories.

In addition to his wife he is survived by four sons; Edward (Debbie) Ayers of Coudersport, PA, Ralph Ayers of Eldred, PA, Dennis (Nancy) Ayers of Shinglehouse, and Kenneth (Susana) Ayers of Austin, PA; three daughters, Cheryl (Dennis) Furman of Austin, Gloria (Greg) Frable of Schaefferstown, PA, and Susan (Terry) Plumstead of Mills, one sister, Virginia French of Owego, NY and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by twenty-three grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandsons, Aaron A. Ayers and Blake A. Ayers.

The family will receive friends from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport with the Rev. Scott Ogden, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ayers Hill Cemetery will full military honors accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.
 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ayers Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Elizabeth Hunsinger, 948 Costello Avenue, Austin, PA 16720. To share your fondest memories of Francis, please visit www.lifecelebration.com.

Piccolo Named American Council on Education Fellow

Piccolo Named American Council on Education Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education (ACE), announced today that John Piccolo, director of Continuing Education at Penn State DuBois, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2012-13.

The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration. Fifty-seven Fellows, nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process.

Sharon A. McDade, Ed.D., director of the ACE Fellows Program, noted that most previous Fellows have advanced into major positions in academic administration. Of the more than 1,700 participants in the first 47 years of the program, more than 300 have become chief executive officers and more than 1,100 have become provosts, vice presidents, or deans.

"We’re extremely pleased with the strength of the incoming class," McDade said. "The Fellows Program will sharpen and enhance their leadership skills and their network, and prepare them to address issues of concern to the higher education community."

As the director of Continuing Education at Penn State DuBois, Piccolo manages the outreach functions of the campus, with the primary mission of helping individuals, organizations, and communities obtain a competitive workforce advantage through education and training.  Piccolo’s particular expertise is in conducting Return on Investment (ROI) Studies to help organizations show the value of training and education.  He is an affiliate of the ROI Institute and certified to teach the Phillips ROI Methodology.  Piccolo has conducted and published numerous studies on healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas and the gaming industry. 

Prior to joining the university, Piccolo was a sales engineer for GKN Sinter Metals.  He also worked as a project manager for Windfall Products, Inc. and as a production manager for Metaldyne Sintered Components. Piccolo spent seven years as a pilot in the United States Army where he reached the rank of captain.  He served as Aviation Company Operations Officer in Berlin, Germany during the unification of East and West Germany, and flew missions in support of Operation Desert Storm.  He has a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from Penn State, a Masters in Public Administration from Troy State University in Alabama, and a BS in Business Administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. 

"John has shown his potential for great leadership, and a passion for higher education, which is what the ACE Fellowship is all about," said Penn State DuBois Chancellor Anita McDonald, who nominated Piccolo for the fellowship.  McDonald, herself, has previously served as an ACE Fellow. She continued, "I'm sure John will represent our campus and our university very well during his fellowship year."

Each ACE Fellow will focus on an issue of concern to the nominating institution while spending time working with a college or university president and other senior officers at a host institution. The ACE Fellows Program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single semester or year. The Fellows are included in the highest level of decision making while participating in administrative activities and learning about an issue to benefit their home institution.
Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations, nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more information, please visit www.acenet.edu or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.

Approved Minutes of Potter County Commissioners Meeting of March 22, 2012


Coudersport Ambulance To North Ayers Hill Road

At 2:56 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to North Ayers Hill Road for a fall victim.

Welcoming Teegan Rain Willow, born 4-4-12 At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Teegan Rain Willow born 4-4-12 weighing 5lbs. and 14 ounces to Rachael Jones and Brentle Willow of Ulysses, Pa.
 

Maternal Grandparents: Mike and Darlene Jones of Pa.
 

Paternal Grandparents: Jackie Willow of Ulysses, Pa; Quentin Sherman of Mills, Pa. 
 

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Gloria Willow of Genesee, Pa.

Agenda of Potter County Commissioners Meeting of April 5, 2012


Robert A. “Opa” ADAMS, 79, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA

Robert A. “Opa” ADAMS, 79, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in his home. 

He was born July 20, 1932 in Trenton, NJ.  A US Army Korean War Veteran, he served honorably from 1950 – 1970.  

He was married to the former Marian V. Hogarth, who predeceased him in 2008.  

Bob was a member of Teamsters Local #115 in Philadelphia and American Legion Potter Post
#192 in Coudersport.  


Surviving are:  two sons, Robert Adams, Jr. of Watsontown, PA and William (Debbie) Adams of Cape May, NJ;  eight grandchildren;  Richard (Jessica) Widmeier, Jr., Deborah (Marshall)
Hamilton, Robert (Tiffanny) Widmeier, David (Nicole) Adams, James Adams, Gabrielle Adams, Shannon (David) Taylor, and Emily Adams;  and seven great-grandchildren.  


In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah D. Widmeier in 2007.  

A Memorial Service for Bob and Marian will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Robert Adams residence on Ellis Hollow Road.  The Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate.  Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.  

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

USE CAUTION WITH OUTDOOR FIRES--HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY

HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY

District Forester, Chris Nicholas would like to emphasize the need for extreme caution with any outdoor fires while we proceed through this period of high fire danger. 

While temperatures will not be extremely high, the low relative humidity and strong winds will cause 

high fire danger through the upcoming weekend

Please be careful!

David Castano To Present History Of Tanneries In Potter County

The Oswayo Valley Historical Society
will be meeting on Friday, April 13th at 7pm. 

 Local historian, David Castano will be presenting a history of the tanneries in Potter County, especially the Coudersport tannery.   Mr. Castano has published numerous articles on Potter County’s history.  He is also a well-known woodcarver with pieces in several museums. 

The meeting will be held in the Society Room at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, Shinglehouse, PA.  Light refreshments will be provided and the public is welcome.

Rep. Causer Goes To Bat For Gravel Bar Removal Permits

House Committees Examine Gravel Bars, Small Stream Flooding Issues

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, of which I am a member, joined the House Finance Committee this week to host an informational meeting on small stream flooding issues, including gravel bars.

The gravel bar issue – particularly DEP’s refusal to issue permits to area municipalities to remove these obstructions – was a hot topic during House Appropriations Committee budget hearings last month. I was pleased to have the opportunity to discuss the issue further.

Offering comments during the meeting were officials from the Department of Environmental Protection, State Association of Township Supervisors and State Association of Conservation Districts.

While the discussion was thorough and helpful, the problem was most certainly not resolved. I will continue pushing DEP to develop a streamlined permitting process to give our communities the flexibility they need to address these gravel bars. At the same time, I am exploring options for potential legislation to address the issue once and for all.

Video of the full meeting can be found on my website.

Route 45 closed west of Route 15 in Lewisburg due to gas leak

Travel Advisory
Route 45 closed west of Route 15 in Lewisburg due to gas leak
 

April 5, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m.

Motorists in the Lewisburg area are advised that Route 45 is currently closed between Route 15 and Fairground Road due to a gas leak.

It is not known how long Route 45 will remain closed at that location.

Traffic is advised to use Route 15, Route 192 and Fairground Road in the meantime.

Nancy S. Anderson, 73, of 2 Bushnell Street Apts., Bradford, PA

Nancy S. Anderson, 73, of 2 Bushnell Street Apts., passed away Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at UPMC Hamot in Erie. 

Born May 19, 1938, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late Harry G. and Helen D. (Zimmerman) Anderson.

Ms. Anderson attended Bradford Area Schools and had been employed at Zippo Mfg. for ten years.

She is survived by two sisters,Janet (Al) Layfield and Diane (Jim) McLaughlin, two brothers, Harry S. Anderson and Wayne (Ida) Anderson all of Bradford, and numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister Carol A. Bleem, February 21, 2004.

At the request of the family there will be no public visitation. Private 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 American Heart Association 823 Filmore Ave. Erie, PA 16505 or American Cancer Society 95 Main Street Bradford, PA 16701.

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

Josephine E. Ruffner, 71, of Aiken, PA

Josephine E. Ruffner, 71, of Aiken, passed away Thursday April 5, 2012 at UPMC Hamot. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made a www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Rep. Causer Outreach Adds Smethport Location Today

Improving Accessibility to State Government

For many years, I have taken my office on the road to different communities in the 67th Legislative District. Starting next week, I’m adding a new location – the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
  

 • McKean County Courthouse, commissioner’s conference room – 1:30-2:30 p.m. TODAY

Julia “Judy” Stebbins 

Services for Julia “Judy” Stebbins, who passed away on March 9, 2012, will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Clymer Baptist Church, Sabinsville. Friends may call at 12:30pm and a Memorial Service will follow at 1:00pm.

Possible Structure Fire, 6 Peterson Lane, Mt. Jewett

Possible Structure Fire In Mt. Jewett
At 11:08 am on Thursday, Mount Jewett Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to 6 Peterson Lane for a possible structure fire.
 Update from Mt. Jewett Echo

MedPlast Finalizes Aquisition Of United Plastics Group

UPG acquisition gives MedPlast added size,

 capabilities and China plants

By Mike Verespej | PLASTICS NEWS STAFF
Posted April 4, 2012
TEMPE, ARIZ. (April 4, 11:55 p.m. ET) -- MedPlast Inc., a 4-year-old medical molder and contract manufacturer, has finalized a long-rumored acquisition of contract manufacturer United Plastics Group Inc.

The deal, announced April 4, gives MedPlast the presence and plants it sought in China and creates a company with more than $250 million in sales — roughly 60 percent of them in medical — and 15 plants worldwide with a combined 900,000 square feet.

UPG has plants in Mexico and Wales, four plants in the U.S. and four plants in Suzhou, China. All five of MedPlast’s current locations are in the U.S
.
“China is a shining star for us,” said Matt Langton, UPG vice president of sales and marketing. “It is one of the most important calling cards we have,” with 175,000 square feet of manufacturing space that accounts for one-third of the firm’s overall sales and 50 percent of its medical business.

Just last June, Mike Farrell, MedPlast’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, said the company wanted to make an acquisition in the next 12 months and to add its first plant outside the United States. In January, rumors began about a deal between the firms. Insiders said MedPlast had received more than seven bids from potential buyers, and the deal had been sealed in late December.

Medplast, based in Tempe, Ariz., was formed four years ago by former Milacron executive Harold Faig through the purchase of two medical companies. MedPlast’s medical business focuses largely on hand-held, single-use surgical instruments and diagnostic devices geared to its capabilities in rubber, plastic and silicone — as well as overmolding, two-shot and thermoplastic molding.

The company has a total of 220 presses, from 28-1,000 tons, at five plants, in Tempe; Monticello, Iowa; Westfield, Pa.; Elkhorn, Wis.; West Berlin, N.J.  More...

Ceglia faces deadline in Facebook suit

Judge gives Wellsville man 7 months to prove why claim should go to trial


Buffalo News Staff Reporter

An Allegany County man who claims to own half of Facebook was given seven months Wednesday to overcome the “avalanche of evidence” against him. 

A federal judge rejected, at least for now, Facebook’s request that the ownership suit be dismissed and instead gave Paul Ceglia more time to prove why his civil suit should go to trial. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio granted the Wellsville man permission to question Facebook’s experts in the case but denied his request for access to computers owned by Harvard University and Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg. More...

Middle Road, Muncy Township bridge replacement starts soon


Travel Advisory
Middle Road, Muncy Township bridge replacement starts soon


Pennsdale and Muncy area residents will soon have a new bridge carrying Route 2051 (Middle Road) over Wolf Run.


Prime contractor Robert C. Young, Inc. will begin the $790,000 bridge replacement project on Middle Road, about one-half mile south of Route 220 in Muncy Township, during the week of April 16. 


The new structure will be built on the existing alignment to today’s standards, and shouldn’t have any major maintenance needs for 50 years aside from routine preservation work. The project includes new roadway approaches along with guiderail and drainage upgrades.


During the work, the road will be closed and traffic detoured via Beacon Light Road and Route 220.


The new bridge and roadway will be reopened to traffic near the end of August.

Dear Editor...

Dear editor, 

I encourage you to post a link to an eye opening commentary of Paul Harvey from 1965. From this link you can either listen to the commentary or read it. I recommend reading it, as the audio is a little tough to catch. 

Here is the link: http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/03/21/the-prophetic-words-of-paul-harvey-from-1965/ 
Thank you,
sincerely Josh Pifer

Abundant Blessings Has Prom Tux Rentals Starting At $59.00 All This Week In Coudersport

Professional Grade Echo Equipment At BG's Engine Clinic

Struts & Shock Sale At Gustin's Truck & Auto Service In Roulette

4 County Oil/Gas Leasing Meeting In Smethport Tonight

Easter Buffet At The Critt In Coudersport

Exhausted Volunteer Firefighters Go Home/DCNR Continues Firefight


Thanks to Abby Etchepare who allowed us to share her photo of the Sinnemahoning forest fire.

Many exhausted volunteer firefighters  have left the mountain around midnight after fighting one of the largest forest fires of the season for nearly 7 hours on the steep mountain terrain of the Driftwood/Sinnemahoning area. 

Fire crews from DCNR remain to keep the fire in check as the winds have died down and weather forecasts are calling for slightly better conditions on Thursday.


The 5:02 pm alarm brought volunteer firefighters from Sinnemahoning and Emporium as the fast moving fire was driven up the mountainside by a swift westerly wind. Those departments were joined by Renovo, and Austin firefighters and many departments were activated for standby assignments.


A DCNR air water tanker was brought in to attack the fire.  


Route 120 remains closed to all but emergency traffic at the midnight hour according to an information officer at the Pennsylvania State Police in Emporium.


Special forest fire crews were brought in from out of the area to assist. One firefighter who was on scene, sent a comment that this was one of the biggest fires he has experienced in the many years he has been a firefighter, and that crews will probably be on the scene of this fire for quite some time.

Richburg Men Charged In Attack On Shinglehouse Woman

A teenage Shinglehouse woman was struck, shoved, and choked by two Richburg, NY men early Sunday at 2:30 am at 191 Champlin Hollow Road in Ceres Township, McKean County.


Trooper Andrew Brothers said in a news release that Holden Faulkner, 24, and Brock Faulkner, 19, both of Richburg, NY, have been charged with Harassment. The victim is Katelyn Barnes, 19, of Shinglehouse, PA.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Expired Inspection Sticker Leads To DUI

DUI and Summary Charges will be filed in District Court 55-3-01 against a Coudersport man who forgot to get his vehicle inspected.


Wayne Dana Palmatier, 39, of 601 South Main Street, Coudersport was stopped by Trooper Chad E. Savannah for an expired inspection violation on March 31 at 7:38 pm on Main Street in Coudersport.


Upon making contact with Palmatier, he was determined to be under the influence.

Coudersport House Burglarized

Unknown actor(s) forcibly entered a premisses at 1111 South Main Street Ext, Coudersport, PA, between March 28 and March 30 and removed multiple items.


The property is owned by Martin Fry of 107 East Pine Street, Coudersport, PA. The investigation is continuing.


Anyone with any information is asked to contact State Police at Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Gerg is the investigator.