J&J Auto Coudersport

J&J Auto Coudersport

J&J Auto Coudersport

J&J Auto Coudersport

Howards, Inc.

WANTED FOR MURDER OF PSP TROOPER

PA Lumber Museum

PA Lumber Museum

Stoltz Of Coudersport

Coudersport Free Methodist Church

Howards Inc.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Annual Memorial Weekend Auction Saturday, May 26th

Land Rescue At Turtlepoint

Land Rescue At Turtlepoint
At 10:00 pm on Saturday, Port Allegany Ambulance has been dispatched to stand by at the scene of a land rescue at a location near the Allegheny River across from the end of Rock Run Road.

Eldred Fire Dept. has been dispatched to assist Station 3 with a utility and an ATV at the intersection of Rt. 155 & Rock Run Road in Turtlepoint. 

911 has plotted the location of the individual's cell phone north of the powerline by the River.

10:25 PM--Boat requested from Eldred Boro Fire Dept. Eldred Township dispatched
10:50--ALL ELDRED BORO & TOWNSHIP UNITS RECALLED

3 Medical Helicopters En Route To Multiple 4 Wheeler Crashes In Allegany

 3 Seriously Injured In 4 Wheeler Crashes
At 9:54 pm on Saturday, EMS from Allegany and Hinsdale have called for 3 helicopters to the scene of a multiple 4 wheeler accident on Church Road in the Town of Allegany, NY. 

ALS from Olean has been summoned. 3 victims are reported with serious injuries.

Potter County Open Sunday, June 10 At Coudersport Golf Club

2012 Potter County Open

at the Coudersport Golf Club

sponsored by The Westgate Inn & Pepsi Co.

Join us Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at the Coudersport Golf Club for the third annual Potter County Open. This will be a team 18-hole points to par event. Four man teams will count their best 3 scores with handicap from each hole and tally the total in points to par style. The team skins portion will also be handicapped. The entry fee is $45 per person for members / $65 per person for non-members and includes greens fees, buffet dinner and prizes. Click HERE for more details.....

 Sunday, June 10th, 2012…tee times starting at 11:30 AM

18-holes four man team points to par with handicap

$45 for Members and $65 for non-members (cart included when you prepay for your team)

Includes: Golf, Buffet Dinner and Prizes

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched For A Diabetic Emergency

A 4:39 PM Saturday Roulette Ambulance was dispatched to Oak Lane for a diabetic emergency.

Ambulance Called For Dirt Bike Accident Victim

Dirt Bike Crash
Kane ambulance has arrived on scene at 50 Gibbs Hill Road in Hamilton Township to assist a victim of a dirt bike accident.
At 3:55 pm--Ludlow Fire Department has been dispatched to assist ambulance personnel.
At 4:09 pm--Kane ambulance will be en route to Kane Community Hospital LZ where a medical helicopter has been placed airborne for this patient. 10 Minute ETA at 4:13 pm.

Some Beautiful Plants And Flowers At Leona's Greenhouse

Leona's Greenhouse








Barn Fire On Route 19 In Allegany County

 Barn Fire Reported
At 11:33 am on Saturday, Oramel, Houghton, and Belfast have been dispatched to a report of a barn fire at 8814 State Route 19 in Caneadea.
11:39--2ND DISPATCH
A TANKER REQUESTED FROM RUSHFORD & ANGELICA TO SCENE

Man Pinned By Tractor In Barn Near Wellsville

Tractor Accident Has Man Pinnned
At 11:17 am on Saturday, Wellsville Fire Rescue & EMS are responding to  2489 Meservey Hill Road for a person pinned in a tractor accident in the barn.
11:29 am--Tone for additional manpower & ALS to scene.

Broken Fitting Caused Natural Gas Leak That Led To Evacuation Of Hundreds

Broken Fitting Caused Natural Gas Leak

The natural gas leak that caused the evacuation of hundreds of residents of the Woodhull area and closure of State Route 417 on Friday night about 8:20 pm, was caused by equipment failure at an above ground riser owned by Dominion Transmission of Clarksburg, West Virginia, according to a report filed with the National Response Center at 10:05 pm on Friday.

CALLER REPORTED THAT A HALF INCH FITTING BROKE OFF A RISER AND RELEASED NATURAL GAS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE.

There were no injuries reported, and people were allowed to go back in their homes a little after 11 o'clock.

Authorities went door-to-door telling people to evacuate to both Jasper and Addison high schools. Police closed down Rte. 417 between County Roads 81 and 101. Authorities shut down the Woodhull area for a two mile radius. 

 Emergency crews from Gang Mills, Addison, Osceola, Tuscarora, Trumansburg and NYSP were on scene to assist with the evacuations and diverting traffic.

Ambulance Dispatched To Lyman Run State Park

Ambulance Dispatched
At 10:28 am on Saturday, Galeton Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to the office at Lyman Run State Park to assist a four year old male with a head injury.

Patients Flown After MVA On Rt. 49 In Westfield Township

Motor Vehicle Accident Overnight
 Westfield Fire Department and Clymer ambulances responded overnight to a 12:50 am motor vehicle accident near 747 Route 49 in Westfield Township.

Reports indicate two persons were flown to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a vehicle hit a bridge at that location.

911 web records show patients flown by Life Net 7-7 and Guthrie helicopters. Westfield  fire units were on scene until 3:30 am.

Structure Fire In Elkland Boro

Structure Fire In Elkland Boro
9:50 AM--Fire Crews continue battling a structure fire at 420 North Buffalo Street in Elkland Boro. The first alarm was sounded at 8:31 am. Several fire companies have been dispatched to help with this fire or to standby at responding fire companies.

5-19 Recalls

Caribe Produce, LTD CO. Recalls Papaya Maradol, Caribena Brand Because Of Possible Health Risk

 Santos Agency, Inc. voluntarily recalls Santos Brands Products for undeclared peanuts and wheat in California

River Ranch Recalls Retail And Food Service Salads Because Of Possible Health Risk

Dept 46 Dispatched For A Medical Call

At 8:39 AM on Saturday Dept 46 was Dispatched to Fishing Creek for a medical call.

Port Allegany Town-Wide Yard Sales Saturday From 8 AM Until ???

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit For Mike Ayers Saturday At Port Allegany Moose

Annual Memorial Weekend Auction Saturday, May 26th

Gas Leak Closes Rt. 417/Evacuates Woodhull Residents

BREAKING NEWS: NATURAL GAS MAIN LEAK IN WOODHULL

 The following is a press release reported by WENY TV

5/18/2012 10:37 PM

AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00 P.M. STEUBEN COUNTY 911 CENTER RECEIVED A CALL OF
A NATURAL GAS LEAK IN THE TOWN OF WOODHULL.  WOODHULL FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED TO THE SCENE.  UPON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT'S ARRIVAL THEY IDENTIFIED A NATURAL GAS LINE RUPTURE NEAR 417 JUST OUTSIDE THE HAMLET OF WOODHULL.  AT THIS TIME, THE GAS COMPANY HAS CONTROLLED THE LEAK AND ARE CONTINUING TO MONITOR THE SITUATION.  LOCAL  FIRE DEPARTMENTS ALONG WITH STATE POLICE, STEUBEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE  AND NEW YORK STATE DOT HAVE CLOSED NEW YORK STATE  ROUTE 417 FROM COUNTY ROUTE 81 TO COUNTY ROUTE 101.  LOCAL RESIDENTS WERE EVACUATED IN A TWO MILE RADIUS FROM THE SCENE AND WERE SENT TO THE ADDISON AND JASPER SCHOOLS FOR SHELTERING. THE RED CROSS IS ASSISTING WITH EVACUATION.
 

AT THIS TIME THE SITUATION APPEARS TO BE STABILIZED AND LOCAL OFFICIALS
ARE WORKING WITH GAS COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES TO CONTINUE TO SECURE THE SCENE.  


AT THIS TIME IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT RESIDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO
RETURN TO THEIR HOMES THIS EVENING.  ADDITIONAL MEDIA INFORMATION WILL
BE PROVIDED AS NEW INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE . 


Go To WENY-TV for updates on this story

Friday, May 18, 2012

Motorcycle Safety - An Important Topic

Motorcycle Safety - An Important Topic

In the wake of another early riding season of tragic crashes, the State Police caution all on the road to drive smart and safe.

 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Christopher L. Cummings
Troop A Commander

 May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and it normally coincides with the arrival of warmer weather that sees a dramatic increase in motorcycles on the road, announced Major Christopher L. Cummings, Troop “A” Commander.

As the number of motorcycles on the road increases, so does the potential for crashes. The problem is multiplied by many factors with the following being the most prevalent: most riders have not taken their bike out on the road since last season and people are not accustomed to sharing the road with the less visible motorcycle rider, new riders lack experience, and some riders, both new and seasoned, do not respect the speed and power of the motorcycle they have under them and sometimes exceed the traffic laws in place for everyone’s safety.

The year 2011 saw multiple fatal motorcycle crashes in Western New York.  2012 has seen a number of bikes that have already taken to the road and unfortunately we have seen a number of deaths. The traumatic after effects that accompany these tragic crashes are the reason for promoting increased awareness. 

Major Cummings makes the following suggestions:

“Riders, how should you prepare for this year's riding season? First, ensure your personal protective equipment is in good condition; second, make sure your bike is in good condition, and third, and perhaps the most important point – do not over drive your ability or neglect the rules of the road.

“Be alert that you are not as visible to others as they appear to you, be defensive minded, and anticipate and be prepared to react to any sudden emergency situation.

“Non-riders, how should you prepare for this year’s riding season? All drivers need to take that critical extra second to look before entering the roadway, crossing intersections, or changing lanes. No one wants to live with the memory that they caused a fatal crash”.

So far this year, the fatal crashes in Western New York involving motorcycles have involved mainly operator error. Speed and poor decision making have produced fatal results. The State Police are committed to promoting safe driving through education and enforcement efforts. Keep your mind on the road: drive smart and drive safe.

“The State Police will be focusing this summer on motorcycle safety utilizing motorcycle safety checkpoints and roving details that not only focus on motorcycle driving habits but also on vehicular traffic around motorcycles, being alert for violations such as driving to close to motorcycles, Major Cummings added”. 

Major gas leak in Woodhull forces evacuations

Major gas leak in Woodhull forces evacuations

9:37 PM, May. 18, 2012
WOODHULL — There’s a major gas leak right now in the Town of Woodhull.
About 300 or 400 households in the town are being evacuated, said Lou Martin, Steuben County deputy coordinator.

Vehicles are being sent to back roads to lessen the chance of an accidental ignition, Martin said. More...

WNY soldier dead at fort was murdered

WNY soldier dead at fort was murdered

MACHIAS, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Army has determined a soldier from Machias found dead at Fort Riley in Kansas was murdered.

Private Thomas Lavrey, 21, was found unresponsive in his living quarters at the fort on Sunday, where he worked as a utilities equipment repairman. His family tells News 4 that the Army has ruled his death a homicide.  More....

California Firm Recalls Turkey Burger Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

05/18/2012 02:09 PM EDT

Foster Farms, a Turlock, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,040 pounds of a turkey burger product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains a seasoning mix with hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, not declared on the label.

Summer Schedule Announced For God's Adventure Camp In Roulette

2012 Summer Schedule for God’s Adventure Camp
Located 3 miles north of Roulette on Fishing Creek Road
814-544-8045 www.godsadventurecamp.com or vbdivegac@gmail.com

June 11, 12 and July 26, 27 Horse Day Camps
Is your child/grandchild an aspiring cowboy or cowgirl? Do they just love horses? Then we have just the ticket for them. Our Horse Day Camps introduce your child to the basics of horse care, safety, equipment and riding. Designed for 8 to 12 year olds (3rd to 6th grade), these two days will be packed full of instruction, observation and “hands on” experience that will lay a solid foundation for good horsemanship. Teaching from God’s Word will be an integral part of each day as we study “Horse Sense and Nonsense”. Campers should arrive by 9:00 am, bring their own lunch and will be ready to leave at 5:00 pm.


June 13 – 16 Wilderness Camp
Our Wilderness Camp for men and boys, seventh grade and up is not for the faint hearted. This year is our “Triathlon”- we plan to camp at the head of the Pa. Grand Canyon, then hike the first leg, camp, kayak the next leg, camp and bike the final leg on Saturday morning. We encourage father/son teams. Each morning our resident PA Wildlife Conservation Officer will give a fascinating nature presentation and each evening around the campfire we’ll have devotions with the theme of “Press On”.


June 18 -22 Teen Girls’ Horse Camp
Our Horse Camp for teen girls last year proved to be a great success. Designed for, but not limited to the experienced rider, this week will find where you are and push you forward. With seasoned wranglers to instruct and motivate, your horse skills will improve both in the arena and on the trail. An end of the week rodeo and overnight trail rides make this an unforgettable week of fun and learning. A practical Bible study from the book of Proverbs will challenge you as well.


June 25- 30 Boys’ Adventure Camp
Our longest running, “tried and true” camp is cram-packed full of fun and adventure. Canoeing down the Allegheny River, Watson’s Go Karts, Kinzua Reservoir, Fred’s 3D archery and paintball have become staples, but we try to add something new every year. This year it’s Miniature Golf. Dan Bell returns from New Jersey to challenge us with a “Reality Check”. Renowned pianist, Lois Dungan will be here for the Wednesday service. 3rd through 12th grades.


July 2 – July 7 Girls’ Adventure Camp
Our best-attended camp epitomizes summer camp- swimming, horseback riding, tubing, overnight trail rides, camping, shooting, waterslide and much, much more. With great food, new friends, exciting activities and practical Bible devotions, it seems “it just can’t get better than this.” For girls entering 3rd grade up to those finishing high school.


July 9 – 14 Girls’ Volleyball Camp
Now in our 5th year, our VB camp is growing strong. This year, four young ladies from the Maranatha Baptist Bible College Girls’ Team http://www.mbbc.edu/athletics/ministry/volleyball-ministry-team/ will be here all week to conduct seminars and give individualized instruction. Improve every area of your game. After a hard day in the gym, you can relax swimming, horseback riding or choose from many other activities. Evangelist “Shorty” Shank and his wonderful family will be here to teach each day as well. For girls going into 7th grade and up.


July 16 – 20 Boys’ Shooting Camp
Brand new this year is our Shooting Camp for boys, grades 7 and up. We plan on “Improving Your Aim” through a variety of shooting activities and teaching. We will be shooting rifle, .22, shotgun, black powder, archery, crossbow, paintball and other fun things. We will have seminars on reloading, hunting, crossbows, handguns and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a real “blast!” Only 7th -12th grade boys.


July 23, 24 Soccer Day Camp
Tom Ardt, head soccer coach from Lancaster Bible College, will be here to conduct our first ever soccer camp. This will be held at the fields at the Regular Baptist Church in Smethport. From grades 3 to 12, you will have opportunity to learn, improve and compete. From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm- lunch will be provided. For boys and girls.


For more information, registration, prices and discounts, check out our website: www.godsadventurecamp.com or email vbdivegac@gmail.com or call 814-544-8045

Information Session Planned for Nursing Degree Programs

Information Session Planned for Nursing Degree Programs

DuBois – An information session is slated at Penn State DuBois where registered nurses can learn more about earning their bachelor's degree in nursing.

The Accelerated RN to BS Degree offers two program options for registered nurses to quickly earn a B.S. in nursing in either three or four semesters. Classes will be held at Penn State DuBois, and in St. Marys using teleconferencing that will connect students with instructors at Penn State Altoona, or Penn State Fayette.

The Penn State Altoona course consists of 12 credits, or four courses, per semester over the course of four semesters. The classes will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. for the entire length of the program.

The program offered by Penn State Fayette features 18 credits per semester, or six courses per semester, for three semesters. Classes are scheduled on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The information session on the RN to BS programs at Penn State DuBois is designed to give nurses interested in a bachelor's degree more complete information about the entire program and the two options available. The session is planned for 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in room 201 of the DEF Building at Penn State DuBois.

RSVP to Sueann at (814) 375-4716 or sdoran@psu.edu

Thompson Agriculture Subcommittee Completes Final Farm Bill Reauthorization Hearing with Review of Energy & Forestry Programs

Thompson Agriculture Subcommittee Completes Final Farm Bill Reauthorization Hearing with Review of Energy & Forestry Programs
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, today held a hearing to receive input from agriculture stakeholders on energy and forestry programs. The hearing marked the completion of the third and final hearing series on agricultural programs in advance of writing the next farm bill.

Today’s panels provided the subcommittee with critical details on how the current Farm Bill is performing, what areas require improvement, and what recommendations will serve to create a stronger and more efficient law,” said Chairman Thompson. We aim to craft legislation that will assist the nation in meeting the rising energy demand, and forestry provisions that promote healthier and better managed federal, state, and private forests.”
The Agriculture Committee included an energy title for the first time in the 2002 Farm Bill to foster the development of more feedstocks for renewable energy development in rural America. There is no budget baseline for the core energy programs beyond the conclusion of the existing Farm Bill.
The agricultural sector will have to do its part as the nation works to decrease the debt,” added Thompson. “I want to thank today’s witnesses for assisting the subcommittee with indentifying areas of program duplication and inefficiency as we draft a farm bill that meets the needs of producers and farming communities in each region of the country.”
The forestry title has been a part of farm bills since 1990. National priorities for forestry assistance, statewide forest assessments, and the creation of a new community forest and open space conservation program were some of the changes under the 2008 Farm Bill. All forestry programs are permanently authorized.
Written testimony provided by the witnesses is linked below.
Panel I
The Honorable Jim Greenwood, President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Ryan Stroschein, Director, Agriculture Energy Coalition, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Steve Reinford, Owner/Operator, Reinford Farms Inc., Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
Mr. Jerry Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, MFA Oil Company, Co-Founder, MFA Oil Biomass LLC, Columbia, Missouri
Mr. Gary Haer, Chairman, National Biodiesel Board, Washington, D.C.
Panel II
Mr. John W. Burke, III, Virginia tree farmer, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, American Forest Foundation, Woodford, Virginia
Mr. C. Randy Dye, State Forester of West Virginia, President, National Association of State Foresters, Charleston, West Virginia
Mr. Charles A. Holmes, Chairman, Forest Resource Policy Group, National Association of Conservation Districts, Demopolis, Alabama
Mr. Richard Schwab, Procurement Manager, M.A. Rigoni, Inc., on behalf of American Loggers Council and Southeastern Wood Producers Association, Perry, Florida
Mr. Michael T. Goergen, Jr., Executive Vice President and CEO, Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, Maryland

Public Hearing Set On Request To Find Susquehanna River Impaired


Harrison Township Bridge To Close June 1 For Reconstruction

North Fork Bridge Job Underway
Detour coming June 1 


Potter County – Work to replace a structurally deficient bridge near North Fork began recently, with clearing and grubbing and other pre-construction activities. The bridge spans the White Branch of North Fork Creek on Route 1016 (North Fork Road) in Harrison Township, about two miles west of the Tioga County line and less than a mile south of the New York state line. The list of structurally deficient bridges in Potter County will shrink by one as the old bridge is replaced with a new single-span, box beam structure. 

On June 1, the bridge will be closed and a detour will be in effect. The detour is expected to last through early October. Drivers will use Route 4008 (Branch Road) in Potter County and (North Fork Road) in Tioga County, Route 4005 (North Fork Road) in Tioga County, Route 49 in Tioga County and Potter County, and Route 1019 (Second Street/Whites Corners Road) in Potter County.  

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Dolomite Products Group of Rochester, New York is the contractor on this $728, 000 project. Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow detour signs and always buckle up.  

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.

English Center suspension bridge closed for safety reasons

English Center suspension bridge closed for safety reasons
 

Motorists who travel Route 4001 (Little Pine Creek Road) in Pine Township, Lycoming County, are advised that the steel suspension truss bridge over Little Pine Creek, one-half mile west of Route 287 at English Center, is being closed for safety reasons, effective immediately.

The aging bridge, built in 1891, and previously posted with a 3-ton weight limit, is being closed because one of the cross member supports snapped. The bridge is currently deemed unsafe to cross.

Motorists are advised to use the detour via Routes 44, 973 and 287.

PennDOT will investigate repair options.

Elkland Search & Rescue Finds Kids Lost In Woods Near St. Marys Airport

Teens get lost in woods while hiking, found safely by search and rescue team

By Brittany Boyer
WJAC-TV

ST.MARY'S, Pa. —A group of six teenagers who recently finished their first year in college decided to go on a hike late Wednesday afternoon.

They decided that they would begin on a trail behind the St.Mary's Municipal airport.

Little did they know, they would not be coming out of the woods as easily as they went in.

After a few hours of hiking, they realized that they were lost. See video.....

Route 61 closed between Kulpmont and Strong in Northumberland County

Route 61 closed between Kulpmont and Strong in Northumberland County


Friday @ 12:05 p.m.


Motorists in Northumberland County are advised that Route 61 is currently closed between Kulpmont and Strong following a gas-line rupture.


Route 61 is closed between Sixth Street in Kulpmont and Route 54 at Strong.


Emergency responders anticipate the closure may last a few hours.


The contractor is working to reopen one lane in each direction at the rupture, just west of the Routes 61 and 54 intersection.

Geraldine A. Hart, 88, of Bradford, formerly of Hackettstown, NJ

 Geraldine A. Hart, 88, of Bradford, formerly of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on Thursday, May17, 2012 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
 

She was born on June 18, 1923 in Kearny, NJ, the daughter of the late Lewis O. and Ada M. Dockray Petty.
 

On December 11, 1943 she married Wildrick Hart who survives.

She was a 1942 graduate of Hackettstown High School, Hackettstown, NJ.
 

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Current Events Club.  She volunteered for various functions with the Red Cross, the Bradford Historical Society and the Crook Farm.
 

While living in New York City, NY from 1945-1948 she worked at the former Saks 42nd St. Department Store.
 

In addition to her husband of sixty eight years, Wildrick Hart, Bradford, she is also survived by two sons, Jay W. (Jacqueline) Hart, Yorktown, VA, Craig L. (Neidra) Hart, Bradford, one daughter, Cynthia L. (Floyd) Sturtevant, Bradford, one brother, Lewis Petty, Hackettstown, NJ, three grandsons, Justin Hart, New Haven, CT, Lorne Hart, Bradford, Chad Hart, Yorktown, VA, one granddaughter, Jovanna Hart, Jackson, WY and several nieces and nephews.
 

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church with a memorial service immediately following with the Rev. W. Leroy Beckes officiating.
 

Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ.
 

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 54 East Corydon St., Bradford, PA  16701
 

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com

Alleged Corruption In PA Government Reaches All The Way To The Supreme Court


Justice Joan Orie Melvin to step away from state Supreme Court to fight charges

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State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin this morning informed the court that she will voluntarily recuse from all duties because nine criminal counts will be filed against her today. 

According to a letter Justice Melvin's attorney submitted to Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, she will surrender at 2 p.m. to receive the charges contained in the grand jury presentment. More...

Memorial Day Activities at Eldred WWII Museum

World War II Veteran; Daughter of Veteran to speak Memorial Day Weekend at Eldred WWII Museum

BRADFORD, Pa. - Every day is Memorial Day at the Eldred World War II Museum and there’s no better time to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom than to visit this remarkable museum in northwestern Pennsylvania.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and will open at 10 a.m. Monday.

One man’s story of survival will be the focus of Sunday’s talk at 2 p.m.

Victor Peterson of Kushequa will share his experiences of surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and his four-year deployment in the Central Pacific.

Since many members of the Greatest Generation are passing, it is sometimes up to the next generation to tell their stories.

That is what is happening with the program on Saturday.

Candy Kyler Brown’s father, John Kyler, never told his story about being a ball turret gunner during World War II. How he was shot down over Germany and held as a prisoner of war for 15 months.

Brown will speak about her father’s experience as well as her journey of discovering her father’s service in WWII at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26.

Brown wrote “What I Never Told You: A Daughter Traces the Wartime Imprisonment of Her Father” not from what her father told her, but from his personal journals he kept during his captivity. He died in 2004. More information about her book can be found at www.remember-history.com.

On Memorial Day, the museum’s doors will open at 10 a.m. The Eldred Memorial Day parade will step off at 11 a.m.

Veterans of World War II will speak and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.

Visitors will be able to tour the museum free of charge the entire weekend due to the support of Ka-Bar. A dozen Ka-Bar knives will a part of a raffle that will be drawn on Memorial Day.

Ka-Bar knives, which are used in the military, are manufactured in nearby Olean, N.Y. The Cutco/Ka-Bar Visitor Center, located at 1040 E. State St., in Olean, is open from the Tuesday after Memorial Day through Christmas. More information can be found at www.kabar.com.

For more information on the Eldred WWII Museum or other points of interest in the Allegheny National Forest Region, go to www.visitANF.com or request a Travel Guide and Map by calling 800-473-9370.

Face Painting At Northern Potter Spring Festival

Pictured is art student Ciara Lowe with one of her creations painted on Tim Adams.
Members of Northern Potter's Jr. High Art classes volunteered to present "Face Painting" at the 2012 Northern Potter Children's School Spring Festival which was held on Friday, May 11th. The following students participated in presenting the activity: Delena Howell, Amber Thompson, Rachel Lehman, Camilla Houghtaling, Ciara Lowe, Bobby Jo Tubbs, Alicia Hartman, and Cassie Whitesell.

Moffit Road In Clara Township Closed

Moffit Road in Clara Township will be closed from Sperl Hollow to Clara Road intersection during the day May21-24 and 29th for pipe replacements depending on weather. Travelers should make plans to use alternate routes.

Blue Tick Coon Hound Found In Port Allegany

I have a female bluetick coon hound that somone found up the scaffold lick rd in port allegany. She doesn't have a collor on. If anyone is missing this sweet little girl please have them contact me at 814-642-5948.

PITT-BRADFORD TO OFFER ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ST. MARYS

PITT-BRADFORD TO OFFER ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ST. MARYS

ST. MARYS, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will introduce its new plan to offer its associate of arts degree in liberal studies in St. Marys at an open house next week.
 

Pitt-Bradford will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22 at the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties, 4 Erie Ave., St. Marys, for those who are interested in the two-year degree. A second open house for the same time will be held June 20.
 

Students will have the option to pursue either a course of general studies or include a series of criminal justice courses. The courses will be delivered either in person, online or through interactive television instruction.
 

All of the courses scheduled for the fall semester take place after 4 p.m., with most starting at 6 p.m., noted Bob Dilks Jr., director of transfer and nontraditional student recruitment, making them more available to students who work during the day.
 

The criminal justice course sequence will cover a broad range of topics that can apply to a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice offered on the Bradford campus or toward another degree.
 

The program is designed to be completed in two years, although students with previous college experience could potentially transfer those college credits into the program.
 

Criminal justice topics during the two-year series will include causes of crime, drug trafficking, police use of force, terrorism, ethics, incarceration and recidivism, juvenile justice, search and seizure, racial profiling and community-based corrections.
 

Students who do not wish to pursue the criminal justice courses can substitute other online courses.
 

Courses planned on site for the fall semester are Introduction to Criminal Justice, English Composition I and Fundamentals of Mathematics. Violence and Crime and American Political Process will be delivered by interactive television.
 

Dilks and a member of the faculty will be available at the open house to answer questions about the program, transferability and financial aid.
 

For more information, contact Dilks at 1-800-872-1787 or dilks@pitt.edu. More information is also available on the Pitt-Bradford website at www.upb.pitt.edu/stmarys.aspx.

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

DUI Checkpoints In McKean County Set For June

McKean County roads will be the subject of a Checkpoint Strike Force Initiative where members of Pennsylvania State Police from Troop C will conduct sobriety checkpoints within McKean County during the month of June. 

Police will be looking for intoxicated drivers on roadways which have had a high incidence of alcohol related crashes.

Man Cited For Harassment After Punching Woman

A Galeton man is charged with Harassment after police say he allegedly grabbed a 23 year old female victim, pushed her against a wall and punched her in the back of the head during an argument.


Arthur Philip Seymour, 44, of 27 Germania Road, Galeton, PA,  was cited by Trooper Derrick Watters after the incident that occurred at 27 Germania Road in West Branch Township, Potter County on May 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm.

UPDATE re: Iron Mine Road bridge rehab resumes May 21

Travel Advisory
UPDATE re: Iron Mine Road bridge rehab resumes May 21

Update: This project will resume May 22.

Original Advisory:
A PennDOT maintenance crew in Bradford County will resume the bridge deck replacement project that was started last fall on Route 4019 (Iron Mine Road) just north of Route 6 in Sylvania Borough.

All traffic will be restricted to a single lane while work progresses on the replacement of the deck in the southbound lane. A self-regulating stop sign lane restriction will be set up in the northbound lane and used throughout the rehabilitation project.

Work is anticipated to begin on Monday, May 21 and last until Friday, June 29.

Two Cited For Underage Drinking In Coudersport

Two passengers in a vehicle that was stopped by State Police last Saturday at 2:00 am on Main Street in Coudersport Boro were cited for Underage Drinking.

Derek Joseph Glover, 18, of 241 Costello Avenue, Austin, PA, and Brittany Ann Meise, 18, of 264 A Frame Road, Coudersport, PA, were cited by Trooper Chad Savannah in District Court 55-4-01 for the summary offense.

Pain Killers Stolen In Ulysses Boro

A theft of pain killers in Ulysses Boro between May 5 and May 7, 2012, is under investigation by State Police.

Trooper Bryan T. Uhl said unknown actor(s) entered the residence of Steven Haskins at 406 North Street in Ulysses Boro and removed an unknown amount of Hydrocodone pills from inside the residence. Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

ATV season is almost here..

Sweden Township Police Department
ATV season is almost here..Next Friday - May 25th @ noon the state trails (not Roads) open to the public to start the Memorial Day week end. Sweden Township Police remind ATVer's that all of our Twp roads are open year round and they shall be licensed, registered, insured, operators must wear helmets, be licensed operators(drivers license). All rules of the road apply the same to atv's as they would to vehicles.

 Lets all have a safe summer and enjoy the great out doors.for more information on the state trails,maps, contact the district forestery office located on Denton Hill or phone @ 274-3600. Stay Safe

New Street Drugs Growing Problem In Potter County

New Street Drugs Growing Problem In Potter County

bath-salts-linesOfficials in Potter County confirm their growing concerns about a marked increase in the use of “21st Century Street Drugs” in local communities. Synthetic drugs marketed as substitutes for marijuana or other illicit substances are readily available and are legal in some states. Sold under names such as bath salts, salvia and herbal incense, the substances have been linked to serious psychological, physical and behavioral health problems.

Representatives of the county’s Drug and Alcohol Services Agency and the Potter County Board of Commissioners will be participating in an internet-based seminar to learn more. Local officials believe that public education focused on the dangers of the street drugs is the best weapon toward curbing their use. The free seminar, sponsored by the National Association for Addiction Professionals, is scheduled for 3 pm on Wednesday, May 30, and anyone can register. It’s geared toward treatment specialists, educators, law enforcement, counselors and others who interact with individuals who have substance abuse problems. More information is available from Potter County Commissioners executive secretary Sharon Costa at 814-274-8290, extension 207.

Port Allegany Town-Wide Yard Sales Saturday From 8 AM Until ???

Opening For Social Worker At Sweden Valley Manor

Director Of Nursing Position Opening At Charles Cole Memorial Hospital In Coudersport, PA

Shop Hazel's Auto Sales In Hebron Center For Your Next Vehicle

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit For Mike Ayers Saturday At Port Allegany Moose

Annual Memorial Weekend Auction Saturday, May 26th

Sale Prices On Some Great Garden Tools At BG's Engine Clinic

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Potter County’s Water Protection Efforts Seen As Model

County’s Water Protection Efforts Seen As Model

extension2Potter County’s multi-faceted strategy to protect water resources will be spotlighted on Friday (May 18) during a meeting of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania’s (CCAP) Natural Gas Task Force. 

Penn State Extension educator/water specialist Jim Clark (shown) and Commissioner Paul Heimel will present a program to about two dozen commissioners and invited guests. They’ll focus on the county’s Water Quality Work Group and two affiliated organizations, the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition and a corps of volunteer water monitors known as the Water Dogs. 

State and federal environmental agencies have recognized Potter County’s structure as a model for other counties.

PhD student at Cornell doing a project

Dear Concerned Citizens,

I am a PhD student at Cornell doing a project examining changes to stream ecosystems connected to the density of natural gas drilling nearby.  You can see a bit about me and my project here:

http://www.coopunits.org/New_York/People/Maya_Weltman_Fahs/index.html

I am looking for landowners in the Upper and West Branch watersheds of the Susquehanna (particularly in Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Wyoming, and Clearfield Counties) who have small streams (headwaters and creeks) on their properties that they would be willing to let me survey.  A survey includes checking the flow and temperature of the stream, the depth and width, the amount and type of sediment, and taking samples of water and insect life.  Additionally, I will survey fish by 'electrofishing' - a process that will NOT injure your fish or your stream ecosystem!!  A survey takes no more than a couple hours.

If you or someone you know would consider allowing me to survey your stream, please email me.  I would be extremely grateful, and you'd be playing a vital role in advancing the scientific understanding of the ecological implications of natural gas extraction. 


PLEASE email if you have ANY questions.  Thanks for reading.


best, Maya

DEP Announces Regional International Energy Conservation Code Workshop in Meadville, Crawford County

DEP Announces Regional International Energy Conservation Code Workshop in Meadville, Crawford County

MEADVILLE -- The Department of Environmental Protection invites residential code enforcement officials, builders, contractors and designers to a training workshop in Meadville, Crawford County, on the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

The workshop, to be held Thursday, May 24, runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Meadville Days Inn at 18360 Conneaut Lake Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the $40 registration fee.

The IECC is updated every three years by the International Code Council. In Pennsylvania, it is considered part of the Uniform Construction Code (UCC), according to Act 49.

The workshop will focus on best-management practices in sustainable residential construction. Participants will learn about sizing residential HVAC units according to the Manual J methodology, a process used to determine how much heating and cooling a home requires. The instructor is Mike Turns, associate director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center.

Attendees will receive six UCC continuing education hours for completing the training.

Funding for the workshop is provided by the state through a U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program grant.

For more information or to register, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or www.paconstructioncodesacademy.org, or call 717-763-0930.

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Lamb Koftis Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

05/17/2012 08:58 PM EDT
August Foods Inc., a Downington, Penn. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,520 pounds of lamb koftis. The lamb koftis contain milk, a known allergen that is not declared on the product label.

Details Of Freak Fatal Accident Released

Kane Man Dies After Freak Accident
The Ridgway Record has published an article detailing the freak accident at Kane Community Hospital on Tuesday morning that resulted in the death of a hospital employee.

Dale Ostrander, 52, of Kane, PA, died Tuesday afternoon at Hamot Hospital in Erie as a result of being pinned between a picnic table and a wall after the table was struck by a driverless pickup truck. Click for the full story...

Coudersport Ambulance To N. Baker Hollow Road

At 9:52 pm on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6  have been dispatched to N. Baker Hollow Road for a medical emergency.

Still Time To Sign Up For 5K Run/Walk On May 26th


5-17 Recalls

Texas Firm Recalls Beef Samosa Products Due To Lack of Federal Inspection

Earl L. Glover Graveside burial service slated

Earl L. Glover Graveside burial service slated

COSTELLO, PA---Earl L. “Babe” Glover, 80, of Costello, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Friends and family are invited to attend graveside burial services at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012 in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
A fond memory of Earl may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.

Mary E. Shreiner “Memorial service slated”

Mary E. Shreiner “Memorial service slated”

COUDERSPORT, PA---A memorial service for Mary E. Shreiner, 95, of Coudersport, formerly of Spring City, who passed away April 16, 2012 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA. A fond memory of Mary may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.

Freeman A. Bridge, 62, of Shinglehouse, PA

Freeman A. Bridge  “beloved father & grandfather”

Freeman A. Bridge, 62, of Shinglehouse, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 17, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born February 3, 1950 in Olean, NY, he was a son of Albert W. and Henrietta C. Hackett Bridge.
Freeman was a 1968 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. During his high school years, he was a member of the Future Farmers of America, serving as president of the Oswayo Valley Chapter during his senior year. He also served as vice president of the area Future Farmers of America.

Mr. Bridge was employed at Dresser Industries in Olean from 1973 until 2011 when he became ill.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and farming. His greatest love was his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter, Kellie L. (Dan Norton) Bridge of Shinglehouse; a son, Freeman M. (Michelle) Bridge of Cuba, NY; eleven grandchildren, Bryce, Nick, Colin, Nathan, Sadee, Noah, Ashton, Nash, Julien, Levi, and Luc; a sister, Ellen A. (Perry) Austin of Shinglehouse; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Freeman was predeceased by a daughter, Angela K. Bridge, who died on August 30, 1989; a brother, Harvey Clare Bridge; and a sister, Lauranna Kay Bridge.

In keeping with Freeman’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Bell Run Union Church with the Rev. Chad E. Shaffer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bell Run Community Club, c/o Jane Austin, 308 Austin Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club, Canada Hollow Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

A fond memory of Freeman may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.


Oswayo Valley 3 Coudersport 2

Photos Courtesy Of Paul Burdick

Oswayo Valley pitcher Tommy Walker #28 pitched a complete game earning the 3 -2 victory.
Coudersport shortstop Tim McCusker picks off base runner Nick Goss at second.
Jake Wichert dives back to first base and avoids the tag.
An Oswayo Valley player slides under the tag at third base.
Paul Burdick Sports Images
http://pburdick.smugmug.com Phone (H) - 814-274-8772


    www.maxpreps.com                          (C) - 814-598-7915



East Stroudsburg to Offer 2 Act 48 Courses at PCEC in Coudersport

East Stroudsburg to Offer 2 Act 48 Courses at PCEC in Coudersport 

This June East Stroudsburg University is offering two 3-credit, Act 48 courses this June. Classroom Management & Discipline Models will emphasize classroom management from the viewpoint of effective teaching. Specific discipline models will be analyzed and evaluated. Student will assess their philosophies in regard to classroom management practices and discipline models (3 graduate credits). This course is scheduled for Monday through Friday, June 4 through June 8, 2012. Registration deadline is May 29, 2012.


Theory and Practice of Schools Without Failure I (Excellence in Teaching) offers participants an opportunity to investigate the effects of school success and failure on the life of a child. Study of these concepts will be taken from the points of view of William Glasser, M.D., in his books Schools Without Failure, Identity Society, and Reality Therapy. This course is scheduled for Monday through Friday, June 11 through June 15, 2013. Registration deadline is June 4, 2012.


Both courses are being taught by popular instructor, Joe Martin. To register, or for more information, contact Jennifer Serowick at (570) 422-2872.

One Vehicle Accident In Ridgway Township

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/INJURIES
Address: WATER STREET EXT and LONG LEVEL RD
City: RIDGWAY_T
Cross Streets: WATER STREET EXT * MAPLEWOOD LN
REPORTED 1 VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH, 1 MALE INJURED, NO ENTRAPMENT
Agency: ELK COMPANY 2 FD; RIDGWAY AMBULANCE; JOHNSONBURG AMBULANCE

5/17/2012 3:14:22 PM

West Penn Power Initiates Whole House Program

 West Penn Power Initiates Whole House Program
Customers can increase comfort and save money on monthly electric bills through home improvements

GREENSBURG, Pa., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Residential customers of West Penn Power can earn up to $1,200 in rebates through a new home energy audit program.  The Whole House Program also can help customers increase the comfort of their home while saving on their monthly energy bills.

Contractors in the Whole House Program will visit participating customers' homes to identify potential energy efficiency improvements through a two-part, comprehensive home energy audit.  Using diagnostic testing and state-of-the-art home energy software, these contractors can predict energy savings for any number of possible home improvements, including air or duct sealing, insulation, duct insulation or the installation of new energy-efficient windows and doors.

Contractors will identify and recommend the most cost-effective strategies to reduce energy usage and increase the comfort level of the home.  Homeowners can then choose to make any or all of the recommended improvements. Energy savings are confirmed through a follow-up home energy audit after the improvements are made.

For more information on the Whole House Program and other West Penn Power residential energy efficiency programs, visit www.energysavePA.com or call 1-888-265-6684.

West Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), serves approximately 720,000 customers in 24 Pennsylvania counties.


DEP Postpones June 14 Public Meeting on Northumberland County Transfer Station Permit Application

DEP Postpones June 14 Public Meeting on Northumberland County Transfer Station Permit Application

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection has postponed a planned June 14 public meeting in Sunbury, Northumberland County, to discuss a residual waste transfer station permit application submitted by Clean Harbors Environmental Services of Columbia, South Carolina.

On May 11, Clean Harbors asked that DEP suspend its permit application review and cancel the meeting. The company said it needs more time to respond to a letter DEP sent May 1, describing the technical deficiencies that need to be corrected in the application.

The meeting will be rescheduled when Clean Harbors proceeds with the permit review process and responds to the technical deficiency letter.

The proposed facility would receive and process drill cuttings, drilling mud and other Marcellus Shale well pad wastes for solidification and consolidation prior to being shipped off-site for either recycling or disposal. It would also receive paper, cardboard, well pad mats, plastics, waste oil and ferrous and non-ferrous metals, which would go through the same process.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 570-327-3636.

DEP Announces X-ray Registration Fee Amnesty Program

DEP Announces X-ray Registration Fee Amnesty Program

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection will begin a three-month amnesty program on June 1 to help identify unregistered X-ray machines and bring operators into compliance.

“This initiative offers a limited-time opportunity for medical providers to come into regulatory compliance without suffering a penalty,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “The registration and inspection program is essential to safeguard all Pennsylvanians from unnecessary exposure to radiation while maintaining proper diagnostic quality.”

All health care providers with radiation-emitting equipment are required to register their machines with DEP. The providers are required to pay equipment-registration and inspection fees, which go toward Bureau of Radiation Protection operations.

The amnesty period will give unregistered medical facilities the opportunity to comply with current regulations. While they will be required to pay all delinquent and current fees, they will be absolved of any potential civil penalties related to registration.

The amnesty period will run from June 1 to Aug. 31. During that time, DEP’s Bureau of Radiation Protection will contact medical, dental, podiatric, chiropractic and veterinary associations to let them know about the amnesty program and reinforce details of the agency’s regulations.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click the “X-ray Registration Amnesty” button on the home page, or call 717-787-2480.

Forest G. “Buck” PAUL, 84, of Galeton, PA

Forest G. “Buck” PAUL, 84, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in his home. 

 Born January 29, 1928, in South Branch, Galeton, he was the son of Jacob and Addie Button Paul.  He was married to the former Shirley Foley, who survives.  

Buck was employed as an electrician by Ingersoll-Rand and Dresser-Rand in Painted Post, NY for 33 years, retiring in 1990.  

Surviving besides his wife, Shirley, are:  three sons, Gary (Sheila) Paul, Brian “Butch” (Penny) Paul, and Kevin (Jody) Paul, all of Galeton;  a daughter, Lori (Robert) Lehman of Galeton;  eight grandchildren;  three great-grandchildren;  a brother, Richard (Bessie) Paul of Sanborn, NY;  nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Ernest;  and three sisters, Ella Paul, Dorothy Paul, and Florence Bigelow.  

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM.  The Rev. John Prouty will officiate.  Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance or the Goodyear Hose Company, Galeton, PA 16922.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Man Dies After Accident at KCH

Man Dies After Accident at KCH

A Kane man is dead following an accident Tuesday night in the parking lot of Kane Community Hospital.

Police say 52-year-old Dale Ostrander was taken to UPMC Hamot after the accident, and died there unexpectedly. The cause of death has not been released.

Ostrander worked as a respiratory therapist for Kane Community Hospital. He was a 1978 graduate of Bradford Area High School.


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Agenda of Potter County Commissioner's Meeting of May 17, 2012

Deck Replacement Starts June 4 on Eleven Mile Run Bridge

Potter County
Deck Replacement Starts June 4 on Eleven Mile Run Bridge
New deck will remove posting on Route 3003 (First Fork Road) bridge 

Austin – Deck replacement work will get underway June 4 on a small bridge on Route 3003, in Sylvania Township. Replacement of the deck will allow PennDOT to remove the 17-ton and 31-ton weight postings on the bridge. The 15-foot bridge spans Eleven Mile Run on Route 3003 (First Fork Road), a few miles east of Austin.

PennDOT Potter County Maintenance will perform the work, which is expected to last through July 13. Route 3003 will be closed during deck work and a detour will be in place. The detour will use Route 3003 and Route 872.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow detour signs and always buckle up.

Motor Home Fire Near Kylertown On I-80 Westbound

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Video of motor home fire on I-80 westbound shared by Terry Wankel on 5-17-2012

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Shaytown Road

At 11:20 am on Thursday, Shinglehouse ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Shaytown Road for a lifeline call.

Renovo Man Killed On Rt. 144

Deadly Crash on Route 144

WNEP-TV
A man from Clinton County was killed Wednesday morning when he lost control of a truck he was driving.

It happened about 7 a.m. on Route 144, about five miles south of Renovo.

State police said George Garlick of Renovo was driving a truck used in the natural gas drilling industry when he missed a curve on a hill and crashed. The truck hit the guide rail, rolled and hit several trees.

Garlick died at the scene.

Route 144 was closed for hours after the crash.

Traffic changes to Route 220/Pine Run Road intersection in Woodward Township

Travel Advisory
Traffic changes to Route 220/Pine Run Road intersection in Woodward Township
 

PennDOT, in consultation with municipal officials, will be implementing a restriction of access onto Route 220 at the intersection with Pine Run Road in Woodward Township, Lycoming County.

Due to an increase in vehicle traffic and the resulting increased potential for crashes, crossovers and left-turn traffic will be eliminated from Pine Run Road in both directions. Traffic will be directed to make right turns only from Pine Run Road onto Route 220. To complete a left turn or straight-through maneuver from Pine Run Road, drivers must turn right onto Route 220 and proceed to a median crossover or other acceptable point and make a U-turn when it is safe to do so.

Vehicles over 22 feet in length must use a turnaround point that enables them to safely complete the maneuver. Acceptable turnaround points for large vehicles currently exist at the Route 44/Main Street interchange on Route 220 south or at the Fourth Street interchange on Route 220 north.

However, prior to any restriction being placed, a deceleration lane for Route 220 southbound traffic at the Wagner and Young’s Road median opening will need to be constructed. Motorists should remain alert when approaching and traveling through work zones.

The construction of a deceleration lane should be completed by the end of June.

Advanced notice will be issued prior to implementation of the traffic changes.

Michael D. Riley, 62, of 5803 S. W. 59th Ct., Ocala, FL, formerly of Bradford, PA

Michael D. Riley, 62, of 5803 S. W. 59th Ct., Ocala, FL, formerly of Bradford, passed away Tuesday, May 15th, at Legacy Hospice House in Ocala, FL.

Born November 28, 1949 in Bradford, he was a son of the late Donald J. Riley and Elizabeth "Libby" (Sherk) Riley-Stickles who survives him of Bradford.


On April 4, 1970 in St. Bernard Church he married Karen (Fairbanks) Riley who survives.


Mr. Riley was a 1967 graduate of Bradford High School and had attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He was a 1969 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical School. He also had taken the Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Class.


He enlisted in the United States Navy on September 16, 1969 and served in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged on September 14, 1973.


He had worked at Dresser Manufacturing and then at Witco Refining Co. until the sale to Sunoco. He stayed with Sunoco, moved to the Philadelphia area and worked until his illness prevented him from working.
He was a member of St. Bernard Church and the Bradford Township Lions Club, where he had served as a Past President, District Governor and Past Council Chairman. He was also a member of the former Bradford Moose Lodge, American Legion and the VFW.


In addition to his wife Karen of 42 years he is survived by a son, Tim (Marcia) Riley, of Bradford, two sisters, Kathleen Crosby, of Smethport, and Jodi M. Yohe, of Bradford, two grandchildren; Ty Allen Riley and AlexieAnn Riley, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father.


Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, May 20, 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 Monday, May 21, 2012 at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bernard Church, at 10:00am with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Miltary honors and entombment will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.


Memorial, if desired, may be made to the Don Raabe Big 30 All Star Charities Classic, the Bradford Township Lions Club, or the charity of the donor's choice.


Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com