Early Saturday Fire Was Arson
SAINT MARYS, ELK COUNTY - Police are investigating another arson in the northern part of our coverage area.
This most recent one happened around 4:30 Saturday morning at a home on the south side of Lynch Road in Saint Marys, Elk County. The 44 year old woman living there got out safely.
The state police fire marshal is investigating along with the city police and fire department. They've already ruled the fire arson. More...
PHOTO AT THE RIVER
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Early Saturday Fire Was Arson
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One Car Crash With Injuries
At 10:50 PM on Saturday, Clermont Fire Dept., Medic 16 and Mt. Jewett Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash, on the Clermont Road, 1/2 mile before the Red Mill Brook Road intersection. Two people are reported injured but self extricated.
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Motorcycle Crash With Injury
At 10:31 pm on Saturday, Bolivar, Allentown and Richburg Fire Rescue and EMS have been dispatched to Route 417 between Black & George Hollow and Phillips Hill Road for a motorcycle accident with one person injured.
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|7/14/2012||7:20 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||BURFIELD RD||FARMINGTON TWP|
7:39 PM--One patient extricated.
Two helicopters are en route to the scene.
8:12 PM---Guthrie Air & Life Net 7-7 are both airborne .
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County Officials Participating In Ag Sciences Tour
Spotlight will be on critical issues affecting Pennsylvania’s agriculture, directly tied to the quality, quantity, safety and availability of our food and fiber supply. Issues affecting Pennsylvania agriculture have a direct impact on the health and well-being of families and communities, as well as the conservation of natural resources.
Potter County’s representatives will be especially interested in trends and issues involving family farms. While agriculture remains a major industry in the county, the face of farming has been changing, with fewer dairy operations and steady increases in the median age of a Potter County farmer (54.3 years at last report).
There has been an increase in niche farming and experimentation with crops not normally associated with Potter County, as well as a growing interest in organic farming. Average size of a Potter County farm is 275 acres and more than 92 percent of the farms are owned and operated by an individual or a family. Shown are Ron and Candy (Barker) Cooney, multi-generational Potter County farmers who have continued to adjust their operations to meet the challenges confronting local agriculture.
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ATV Crash On Pierce Brook Road
At 6:56 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Rescue and Priority Care Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 151 Pierce Brook Road for a victim of an ATV crash. A 43 year old male is reported with a head and arm injury. EMS reporting minor injuries--Stand down helicopter.
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7/14/2012- 6:47 PM-- FIRE / STRUCTURE,
127 BUTTON HILL RD, LAWRENCE TWP, TIOGA COUNTY.
Tioga Depts. 7, 8 & 18 have been dispatched to Button Hill Road in Lawrence Township for a possible structure fire. Neighbor reports several explosions, smoke showing.
CHIEF ON SCENE REPORTS NOTHING SHOWING.
7:15 PM--Nothing Found--All Units Recalled
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Published on Jul 14, 2012 by NatureAbounds Residents in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania share their fracking experience
The Woodlands by Rich Waters from Jackson Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania
Published on Jul 14, 2012 by NatureAbounds
Residents in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania share their fracking experience. Film shared courtesy of Nature Abounds' friend Rich Waters, a local photographer and videographer who is documenting how fracking is changing the lives of his neighbors in Southeast Pennsylvania.
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EMS Responding To Fall From Horse
At 6:18 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to 768 Upper Portage Road where a person has fallen from a horse. A 33 year old female is reported to have a head injury. A helicopter has been placed airborne with a landing zone at Fogel Crossing.
7:03 PM--PATIENT TRANSFERRED TO MERCYFLIGHT.
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Shell Worker found unresponsi
4:18 PM--Canton PA Fire Dept. & Guthrie Helicopter dispatched to Union Township near Ogdensburg, PA for Shell Drill Pad Worker found on ground and unresponsive. Unknown if he fell or is a medical condition at this time.
Per Bradford County 911 dispatch.
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Arnold L. FREEMAN, 61, of Coudersport, PA, died Friday, July 13, 2012 in his home, with his family by his side.
Born October 11, 1950, in Shady Grove, PA, he was the son of Franklin L. and Evelyn P. Wagaman Freeman. On December 19, 1975, in Hagerstown, MD, he married the former Teresa M. Forsyth, who survives.
Mr. Freeman was a self-employed stone mason and carpenter. A long-time resident of the area, he previously resided in Waynesboro, PA. He attended the Gold Church in Gold, PA. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving besides his wife, Teresa, are: three sons, James (Brenda) Harnish of Chambersburg, PA, Joshua (Jacelyn) Freeman and Caleb (Susan) Freeman, both of Coudersport; a daughter, Rosanne (Jason) Leach of Coudersport; twelve grandchildren, one great-grandson; six brothers, Donald R. Freeman, Michael L. (Gwen) Freeman, Timothy W. (Tina) Freeman, and Thomas W. (Tina) Freeman, all of Waynesboro, PA, Dennis E. (Deborah) Freeman of Greencastle, PA, and Daniel E. (Grace) Freeman of Shinglehouse, PA; four sisters, Phyllis L. Richardson, Joyce I. “Susie”(Robert) Izer, and Christine M. (Lanny) McClure, all of Waynesboro, PA, and Ruth A. “Toodie” (Calvin) Farrar of Chambersburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and three brothers, Franklin L. Freeman, Joseph A. Freeman, and Stephen A Freeman.
Friends may call at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Coudersport, PA on Tuesday from 6:00 -- 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM -- 12:00 Noon, with Funeral Services following at 12:00 Noon. The Rev. Frank Mickle, Pastor of the Gold Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
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Voluntary Recall of Feed Solutions Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level
Westone Laboratories Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all sizes and packaging configurations of Oto-Ease ear lubricant due to possible microbial contamination.
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Donate with the Community Blood Bank, the contracted supplier of blood products to local hospitals in McKean, Potter, Warren and Elk Counties.
All PANY donors the month of July will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a Kindle Fire which includes a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
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LINE FLUSHING COMPLETED
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Betty (Pat) Brewer, 92, of Coudersport, PA passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.
Born on March 8, 1920 in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of the late John Raymond and Genevieve Bailer French. She was married to the late Edgar D. Brewer.
Mrs. Brewer and husband were former owners of Central Buick Company and Brewer’s dairy farm. She was a Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and Great-Great-Grandmother . She truly loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. One of her greatest pleasures was dancing.
Surviving are two daughters, Roxanna Dwyer (Andrew) and Penny Bollhorst (William) of Coudersport. five grandchildren, Daniel Bollhorst (Grace), James Bollhorst (Lori), Tamara Setzer (John), Jalyn Tezik (Jarrod) all of Coudersport, and Amy Kelly (Edward) of Copley, OH, nine great-grandchildren, Koriann Kisiel, Patrick Bollhorst, Brittany Bollhorst, Cortney Gentzyel, Zachary Cowburn and Torie Tezik all of Coudersport, Bradley Kugler of St. Marys and Karlee and Kylee Kelly of Copley, OH, four great-great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Macauley, and Addyson Gentzyel and Zygmund Kisiel of Coudersport, Her sister Jacqueline Stebbins of Olean, NY and her special sister-in-law, Emogene Houghtaling of Coudersport, Pa, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, Regina Nichoson and Harriet Neff, and brother, Donald French..
Friends are invited to attend Betty’s Life Celebration beginning on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 11-12 am at the St. Eulalia Catholic Church of Coudersport followed by a mass at noon, celebrated with Reverend James Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Eulalia Restoration Fund, 6 E. Maple St. Coudersport, PA 16915. To share your fondest memories of Betty, please visit www.lifecelebration.com.
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National Honors For County Wellness Programs
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Gas Impact: Rising Rents, Housing Crunch Coming
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New York Issuing State Wide Brush Burning Ban
DEC will issue an emergency regulation today implementing a statewide ban on residential brush burning through October 10. Violators of the open burning state regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions. In addition, the Department of Environmental Conservation will suspend all burning permits previously issued. A moratorium on new permits is now in effect through October 10.
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The Roulette Township Supervisors are announcing that due to circumstances beyond our control, an emergency line flushing of the entire Public Water Supply system in Roulette will be done beginning immediately. There have been several complaints about water that appears dirty throughout town. We feel that this may be due to recent completed work on the Pressure Reducing Valve and what is being seen in the system is nothing more than deposits left in the low spots. Unfortunately it was not noticed until this morning and appears to have traveled throughout the entire system.
The flushing could take anywhere from 5 to 8 hours and we will notify you via this media when it is completed.
As normal, during this time you will see little to no pressure and water that appears dirty. We strongly recommend that water use be minimized a s much as possible while we are working to prevent unfavorable water being drawn into your homes, especially the hot water tanks in which it can settle and have to be flushed out.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause to our residents, especially having to be done during daylight hours on a weekend, but feel that we have no other choice.
Roulette Township Supervisors
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The PA WILD Under 16 Softball Team recently won the Annual Firecracker Fastpitch Softball Tournament in State College
The PA WILD Under 16 Softball Team recently won the Annual Firecracker Fastpitch Softball Tournament in State College on June 29-July 1. The tournament was played at Hess Field.
The team consists of players from Smethport, Port Allegany, Austin, Eldred and St. Marys. Team players are Tori Transue, Torri Johnson, Tierra Johnson, Abby Wilber, Sarah Vinca, Broke Kane-Walker, Brooke Roys, Kaylee Brooks, Alley Coast, Ashley Brown, Dew Copelli and Haley McGowan. PA WILD travels to Wellsville on July 13 for an Under 16 tournament. Future tournaments include Olean, NY (July 20-22), Hamburg, NY (July 27-29) and Clarence, NY (August 4-5)
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Friday, July 13, 2012
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A Douglassville motorcyclist was transported
to Charles Cole Memorial hospital Thursday after he crashed his 2004 Harley-Davidson Road Globe on Route 44, 3/4 mile north of Rauch Road in Stewardson Township, Potter County.
Timothy P. Connell, 51, of Douglassville, PA, was moderately injured according to Trooper Kocher who investigated. Connell was transported by Kettle Creek Ambulance. Kettle Creek Fire Dept. assisted troopers at the scene.
Connell was traveling northbound on Rt. 44 when he failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway. As a result , the motorcycle rolled onto the left side and slid on the roadway before leaving the east side of the road, coming to rest in a ditch.
Trooper Kocher said Connell was not wearing a helmet. He will be cited for (not) Driving At A Safe Speed.
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A Domestic Vilolence incident at a residence in Harrson Township has resulted in charges for a Harrison Valley woman.
Lori Widnieiewicz, 48, of Harrison Valley, PA, will face a charge of Harassment in District court 55-4-03. She is accused of striking a known adult male in the face and chest on July 3, 2012 at about 5:00 AM.Trooper Gerg is the investigator in the case.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/13/2012 11:28:00 PM
Judge John B. Leete Finds Alackness Innocent Of All Charges After 3 Day Non-Jury Trial
On Friday, May 23, 2014, Blaise Alackness of Roulette, PA, was found innocent on all charges in a 3 day non-jury trial before Senior Judge John B. Leete in Potter County Criminal Court.
Blaise Alackness, 37, of Roulette, PA, was charged on July 13. 2012 on a felony warrant with Rape, 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Indecent Assault, and Simple Assault by Trooper David A. Surra, who said the incident occurred on October 16, 2011 between the hours of 1:30 and 6:00 AM. Alackness was accused of entering the residence of the known female victim, and striking her in the head/face with a wooden board while she slept and then sexually assaulted the victim.
One of Alackness's long-time friends wrote: "INNOCENT...... I know Blaise personally for over 30 years. He is truly one of the most honest people I have ever known.
When he was arrested in July almost 2 years ago, your site picked up the story and reported it immediately. The after effect was that he was treated as though he was not just guilty but that he somehow became a complete animal over night! Your site got so many negative comments and in return people in the community treated him differently.
The county DA took 22 months to bring this to trial. In the state of PA that is suppose to happen within 12 months... yet for some unknown reason the court sided with this DA and allowed Blaise to suffer an extra 10 months...
On Friday, his personal Hell came to an end, he was finally able to prove without a shadow of a doubt he had NOTHING to do with this.
This guy truly did nothing wrong and is probably one of the best people in your community, yet he has been accused with no real evidence, made to wait 10 months longer then the law states he should have and his reputation has been ruined.
And also consider removing your initial story. The charges were false and if you had seen the trial you would realize the DA wasted a ton of the county's money on this mess, he should have never been arrested."
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Galeton Rotary Club NewsOn Thursday, July 12th the club met at the Pennsylvania Lumbermen's Museum 10 miles west of Galeton on Route 6. The club was hosted by the museum staff and served an excellent meal. After dinner, the club was given a tour of the museum.
The noted photographer, William T. Clark's lumbering photos are on display on loan from the Pennsylvania Historical Museum until September 30. Mr. Clark lived in lumber camps in Potter Co. in the late 19th century and took classic photos of that era. These photos were featured in the Smithsonian magazine a few years.ago. This is a remarkable display and well worth a visit.
Assistant district governor, Pete Folk, reported that the Rotary Pedals Out Polio project raised $46,300. in our district (7350) this year. The "small" Galeton Club came in 10th out of 46 clubs in the district. The Galeton Club is very proud of that.
Final preparations were discussed for the upcoming Woodsmen's Show at Cherry Springs. It was reported that the regular road to Cherry Springs from Galeton will be closed for major road construction. The best way to go to Cherry Springs from Galeton will be Rt 144 to Carter Camp, then west on Rt 44. It will be about 3 miles further to take the new route. Hopefully that will not hold back people from the show.. This will be Galeton Rotary Club's 61st year hosting the show.
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Helen M. Rink, 83, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.
Born on May 9, 1929 in Union County, PA she was the daughter of Harry William and Mildred M. Mudge Pennycoff.
Mrs. Rink had lived in the Coudersport area since the early 1970’s. She was formerly employed at a nursing home in New Columbia, PA. Later she worked in a cabinet factory in Watsontown, PA and then was employed at Muncy Valley Hospital in Muncy, PA. She later worked at a wire stripping plant in Sinnemahoning. After moving to Coudersport she was employed at T.C. Specialties Co. and also worked for people in their homes. She retired in 1991 from Pure Carbon Co where she was employed as a machine operator.
Mrs. Rink was a member of the Coudersport Alliance Church where she sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Coudersport Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She enjoyed reading.
Mrs. Rink is survived by her son, William Rink of Coudersport and one nephew, Leroy Pennycoff, Jr.
The family will receive friends at the Coudersport Alliance Church on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm at which time a memorial service will be held with Pastor Sam Crossley officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Sweden Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society. To share your fondest memories of Helen, please visit www.lifecelebration.com.
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Milton J. WEISS, 79, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Galeton and North Bingham, died Friday, July 13, 2012 in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA.
Born February 4, 1933, in Summit Township, Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Edward J. and Violet Hogancamp Weiss. On October 2, 1953, in Pearl River, MS, he married the former Maria Alvarez, who predeceased him on October 27, 2000.
A Korean War Veteran, he served honorably in the US Army from 1951 – 1954. He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand and Dresser-Rand in Painted Post, NY.
A long-time resident of the area, he attended the North Bingham Community Church and Zion Christian Assembly in Ulysses. He was a member of Raymond Richar VFW Post #6611 in Galeton and the Harrison-Ulysses-Genesee Senior Center. He was an avid outdoorsman.
Surviving are: two sons, Joseph (Diane) Weiss of Galeton and Shane (Robin) Weiss of Wellsboro; a daughter, Tina M. Morris of Gaines; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert D. (Mary Ann) Weiss of Elmira, NY; a sister, Carol Flynn of Elkland, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Edward “Pete” Weiss; and two sisters, Donna Truax and Elizabeth Weiss. A private family viewing will be held Monday at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
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65 Runners Competed In Galeton 5K Run
The winner of this year’s race with a time of 18:19 was 17 year old Jordan Jackson from Galeton. 2nd place overall was Lucas Messner, 30, from Denver, PA with a time of 18:39. 1st place overall female was Violet Yox, 18, from Brockport, NY with a time of 22:30 which set a new course record for the women, previously 22:42. 2nd place overall female was Erin Langione, 26, from York, PA with a time of 24:12.
For a complete list of times and placement email firstname.lastname@example.org
12 & Under Participants:
Left to right(back row): Alexis Hoffman, Finn Connors
Left to right (front row): Solana Griffin, Seth Batterson, Brandon Blackwell, Niall Connors, Maggie Connors, Emma Shelly, Sawyer Batterson, Collin Morey, William Holcomb
12 & Under Male--Finn Connors
12 & Under Female-- Maggie Connors & Emma Shelly, Mount Joy
13-19 Male-- Shawn Geiser, Wellsboro
13-19 Female—Kayleigh Jensen, Hamlin, NY
20-29 Male—Brett Long, Galeton
20-29 Female—Joann Caminiti,
30-39 Male—Steve Heston, East Petersburg
30-39 Female—Elaine Baney, Altoona
40-49 Male—Randy Doud, Galeton
40-49 Female—Debbie Morgan, Ulysses
50-59 Male—Tom Gooch, Coudersport
50-59 Female—Denise Lewis, Cochranville
60 + Male—Andy Sayre, Wellsboro
60 + Female—Wanda Shirk, Genesee
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We are using the cash donation towards surgery needed for a dog brought to us by the PSPCA Cruelty Officer.
We have taken in 16 cruelty/neglect cases so far this year and these cases typically involve extra time and money. We appreciate your generosity.
Roger & Kris
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Hemlock Springs, a local educational nonprofit based in Coudersport, PA, Presents The Sunflower Society
We have agreed after much discussion with gardeners and plant people around the region that we need a plant society. Sweden Valley Manor has agreed to provide us with a meeting space. The date to discuss initial plans for the group sponsored by Hemlock Springs is July 17th Tuesday at 7:00PM at the Manor on Rt. 6 just across from Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. If you are interested in any facet of gardening please join us and bring a gardening friend.
The whole purpose of the Sunflower Society is to plan a yearly program that will include educational opportunities in the community as well as trips and travel and access to a Regional Horticultural Library. Two living plant laboratories with different outcomes will be introduced. Let’s use what we’ve learned in the past and push forward with shared ideas. Every one is welcome regardless of your area of expertise or practical
experience. We are counting on you to spread the word about the meeting. If you have any questions we have included our phone numbers and e-mail addresses where applicable. Do not hesitate to contact us.
Bonnie Wood Phone: 814-260-1463
Pam Simcoe Phone: 814-274-9917 Evenings
Chris Baumann Phone: 814-274-9347
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Ridgway Man Charged with Arson
29-year-old Anthony Milliard was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of arson, one count each of reckless burning, felony criminal mischief and making a false insurance claim.
On December 4 of 2008 he allegedly poured a substantial amount of gasoline in the house at 115 First Avenue and ignited the fire, according to papers filed in District Judge Tony King’s office.
During a meeting with police in April he said the ignition “actually blew him off of the porch.”
Also during the meeting that Milliard requested he told police he started the fire at the request of his father, so he could collect insurance money for the loss.
His father, Francis Milliard, has not been charged.
Anthony is jailed on $25,000 bail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 25.
He is also facing a charge of simple assault for an alleged incident on Sunday.
Police say he hit 19-year-old Kelsey Stahli of Eldred several times while they were fighting along Long Level Road in Ridgway Township.
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Park United Methodist Church will be having
Vacation Bible School here in our Education Building beginning Monday, July
23rd to Friday, July 27th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
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Helen L. Grant, 96, of Galeton, PA, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.
Born July 1, 1916, in McKeesport, PA, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Matilda (Schaffer) Sackett. She married Earl Grant and was married for 67 years before he passed away.
Before retiring in 1979, Helen worked at Galeton Production, the Glove Factory in Galeton, the Canford Manufacturing Co. in Canton, PA, Piper Aircraft in Lock Haven, PA, and the Gaines Co.
She attended the West Pike Baptist Church and was a member of the Germania Luncheon Club. She loved her flowers and her Florida room. Before her husband passed away, they enjoyed travelling from the east coast to the west and up to Alaska.
Surviving are a son, Rawley Grant, Galeton; a daughter, Carol Bartholomew, Galeton; three grandchildren, Sean Gee, Galeton, Trish (Bob) Curtin, Nanticoke, PA, and Cheri (Joe) Santangelo, Covington, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the West Pike Baptist Church on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 10:00-11:00am with a Memorial Service following. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Flowers will be provided by the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sweden Valley Manor, the Gale Hose Ambulance Association, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton.
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Many of the growers accept the Pennsylvania Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks.
Baked goods include double double chocolate brownies, oatmeal brownies with or without walnuts and rich shortcake ready for your berry topping.
The Potter County Farmers' Market is held weekly on Friday beginning at 2:00 p.m. and continuing until 6:00 p.m. on the courthouse square in Coudersport.
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED AN
* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
NORTHEASTERN MCKEAN COUNTY...
* UNTIL 245 AM EDT...
* AT 1150 PM EDT DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING
DUE TO SLOW MOVING HEAVY SHOWERS EXTENDING FROM JUST TO THE WEST
OF BRADFORD...TO NEAR ELDRED.
DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATED THAT AROUND ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS FALLEN
BETWEEN 1045 PM AND 1145 PM...WITHIN THE AREA BOUNDED BY THE TOWNS
OF ELDRED...CORYVILLE AND REW.
RADAR ESTIMATES OF STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OVER THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS
WERE BETWEEN 3 AND 5 INCHES IN A NARROW BAND STRETCHING FROM JUST
WEST OF REW...NORTHEAST THROUGH THE ELDRED AREA...TO THE NEW YORK
BORDER SEVERAL MILE TO THE SOUTH OF PORTVILLE NEW YORK.
LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS RECEIVED NO REPORTS OF
SIGNIFICANT FLOODING SO FAR TONIGHT.
ADDITIONAL...AND HIGHLY LOCALIZED RAINFALL OF BETWEEN ONE HALF OF AN
INCH...AND ONE INCH COULD STILL FALL OVER THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO
ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. HOWEVER...RAINFALL RATES HAVE BEEN
DIMINISHING SLOWLY OVER THE PAST HOUR.
* LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT
LIMITED TO...BRADFORD...REW...ELDRED AND CORYVILLE.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODS.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
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The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a
northeastern McKean County...
* until 1145 PM EDT...
* at 743 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
very heavy rain from a cluster of slow-moving thunderstorms over
northeastern McKean County. The radar estimates are more than 3
inches in the last two hours. This amount of rain will cause flash
* Locations in the warning include but are not limited to
Eldred... Coryville and REW.
The storms appear to be weakening and rain should be dissipating
through 830 PM or 9 PM. But additional rainfall amounts of up to an
inch are possible in the warned area.
The heaviest rain has been to the east of the city of Bradford and
north of Smethport and Port Allegany. Smaller streams and creeks
which empty into the Allegheny river near Eldred are most at risk
for flash flooding.
If you live near Eldred... be prepared to move to higher ground to
escape flood waters.
A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.
Never attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown
depth by foot or in an automobile. Turn around don't drown!
In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across
flooded roads. Find alternate routes. It takes only a few inches of
swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 08:01:00 PM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A
* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
NORTHEASTERN MCKEAN COUNTY...
* UNTIL 830 PM EDT...
* AT 624 PM EDT DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING DUE TO
A SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM NEAR AND NORTH OF ELDRED.
DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES THAT UP TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN
THE LAST HOUR AND A HALF. EXPECT MINOR FLOODING TO BEGIN SHORTLY.
* LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT
LIMITED TO...PLACES ALONG THE ALLEGHENY RIVER BELOW
ELDRED...THAT IS...NORTH TO THE NEW YORK BORDER.
THE STORM OVER THE AREA IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AND DISSIPATE IN PLACE
THROUGH 730 PM. ANOTHER INCH OR SO OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE.
A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED OR PONDING
OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 07:21:00 PM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 06:02:00 PM
Freeh report says Penn State administrators concealed documents, wrote emails in code
Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 1:09 PM Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 1:41 PM
According to the report issued today, the assistant failed to disclose that to investigators during two interviews. The documents came to light in May 2012, Freeh's report said. More...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 02:45:00 PM
Penn State Extension Rabies Clinic
There will be a Rabies Clinic held on Saturday, July 21st at the Roulette Fire Hall, Roulette, PA. The clinic will take place from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
All dogs and cats that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time an animal is vaccinated it is good for one year. Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years.
Ferrets can also be vaccinated yearly.
All animals must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Ronnie Schenkein of the Coudersport Animal Health Center. For more information, contact Penn State Extension of Potter County at 814-274-8540.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 02:24:00 PM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 02:14:00 PM
Governor Corbett Praises New PennDOT ePermitting Process that Saves Time, Money for Job-Creating Businesses
“PennDOT’s new ePermitting process is a perfect example of my commitment to make state government more responsive and less bureaucratic,” said Governor Corbett. “Highway occupancy permits are now being processed in less than half the time compared to PennDOT’s old paper-based system, which means less down time for businesses and faster job creation.”
Each year, PennDOT issues approximately 15,000 such permits to businesses, utilities, developers, homeowners and municipalities wanting to complete projects that require access to state roadways. Until last October, permit applications were submitted by hand or mailed to PennDOT offices. Now the process is entirely electronic and applicants can easily check the status of their permit application online.
“Permits that once took 30 to 45 days to review are now being returned to our business partners within an average review time of about 10 days,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch. “Customer response has been overwhelmingly positive and we’re proud that the system is helping to deliver a more modern PennDOT.”
The new system not only saves time for PennDOT’s business partners, but also saves them money by reducing paper, mailing and reproduction costs. Also, the system’s transparency allows business partners to communicate directly with the reviewers and anticipate when the permit will be issued.
Governor Corbett has made reforming state government a key priority of his administration. This includes cutting the size and cost of government, ensuring efficient use of taxpayer dollars and re-examining how the state works with employers and business.
“One of the chief goals of my administration has been to cut red tape, to reduce spending and where we can, eliminate waste altogether,” Corbett said. “Above all, we look for ways that state government can do things more efficiently.”
PennDOT’s ePermitting system for Highway Occupancy Permits was recently presented with a regional Best Use of Innovation Award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Also, Governor Corbett today presented the Governor’s Innovator Award to two PennDOT employees, Glenn Rowe, P.E. and Roger Riley for their roles in developing PennDOT’s new electronic ePermitting system.
Also offering remarks today was Kevin Johnson, President of Pottstown-Based Traffic Planning and Design.
Visit PennDOT online at www.dot.state.pa.us. For more information, visit www.pa.gov.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 02:01:00 PM
The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task force, working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency in Buffalo, arrested 24-year-old Donald Johnson of Ischua and charged him with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.
Johnson is in Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail following his arraignment by Judge Stephen Riley in Town of Ischua Court. Additional arrests and charges, including federal charges, are pending the completion of the investigation.
The task force and DEA were assisted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police K-9 Unit and the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET). Also assisting at the scene were Cattaraugus County Emergency Services Unit and members of the Ischua Volunteer Fire Department.
Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Rieman was consulted during the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity is urged to contact local police or the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force at 716-373-2773. All calls will be kept confidential.
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Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 12:56:00 PM
Joan Calhoun Richardson
“beloved mother & grandmother”
Joan Calhoun Richardson, 72, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Bradford Ecumenical Home, Bradford, after a lengthy illness.
Born October 9, 1939 in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Marvin O. and Lotus I. Foster Calhoun. On October 11, 1986 in Bastrop, TX, she married Rich M. Richardson who died on October 5, 1999.
Mrs. Richardson was a 1958 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse.
She was a life member of the former Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a social member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530. She was a snowmobile and motorcycle enthusiast. Mrs. Richardson enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and sewing, having made several dance dresses. She loved to square dance and line dance. Her greatest love was her family.
Surviving are three daughters, Lori (Craig Bixby) Maxson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Londa Dingman Wilson of Olean, NY, and Lainie Dingman (David) Kephart of Eldred; six grandchildren, Rikki Rosseli, Kyle Sturdevant, Paul Wilson, Dustin Wilson, Shawn Wetherby, and Sharda Wetherby; a great-granddaughter, Aleena Rosseli; six step-grandchildren; two brothers, Lee M. (Sue) Calhoun of Sodus, NY and Thomas F. (Judy) Calhoun of Bolivar, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA. The Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
A fond memory of Joan may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 12:29:00 PM
Pa. Farm Link Unveils New Website
June 11, 2012 (Harrisburg, Pa.) Finding the right farm property can be a daunting task for a beginning farmer. Landowners looking for someone to lease or purchase their property are also looking for the correct person to take over the land.
That’s why Pennsylvania Farm Link has unveiled a new website at www.pafarmlink.org that allows people to enter the Farm Link database online. A listing of beginning farmers looking for opportunities as well as a list of landowners seeking someone to lease or purchase their property is available online. The information is listed by reference number and interested parties need to contact Darlene Livingston, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Farm Link at 717-705-2121 or email@example.com for more information.
Currently Pennsylvania Farm Link is holding a special promotion to introduce this new resource! Beginning farmers and landowners may enter the database free of charge through August 31, 2012. After that date the cost will be a one time fee of $75.
Other key areas of website include:
“Resource Central” which provides valuable links to business, legal, financial and other farm related topics.
Schedule of events which lists upcoming events through out the farming industry.
DairyLink a separate database especially for dairy farm owners and those interested in dairying.
This website will prove to be a valuable tool to Pennsylvania farmers both young and old, so take a moment to check it out.
Pennsylvania Farm Link, a 501c3 non-profit, is dedicated to the mission of creating farming opportunities for the next generation; with the goal of ensuring Pennsylvania farmlands stay in farming. This is accomplished through educational programs for beginning farmers and transition and/or succession programs for landowners, as well as online resources and links to a wide range of technical information and online database for entering farmers and landowners.
Website ads will be available to professionals looking for a place to connect with potential clients.
For more information and details, go to www.pafarmlink.org or call Pennsylvania Farm Link at 717-705-2121.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 11:40:00 AM
A study that found hydraulic fracturing for natural gas puts drinking-water supplies in Pennsylvania at risk of contamination may renew a long-running debate between industry and activists. More...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 11:16:00 AM
Hi Jim or Cynthia,
I was wondering why I don't see a write up on the new Sweden Valley Mini Mart on Solomons Word.
I would like to let everyone know we have our corner store back and it is better than ever.. The pizza is the best I have ever had here in Potter County, they have area to eat in and they also have take out. A lot of good food on the menu.
If you could put this on the site I would appreciate it!
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 11:13:00 AM
St Marys –Work to replace a box culvert on Route 2007 (Old Kersey Road/ Irishtown Road) in Elk County will get underway Thursday, July 19 and a detour will be in place. The bridge spans Laurel Run, between Kersey and St Marys in Fox Township.
Replacing the old box will allow PennDOT to remove it from Elk County’s list of structurally deficient bridges. The bridge was built in 1967. It is 12 feet long and carries an average of more than 1,500 vehicles per day.
A detour will be in place during the replacement work. The official detour uses Route 255 and Route 948. PennDOT Elk County Maintenance will perform this work, which is expected to last through Aug. 10, depending on weather. Work includes removal and replacement of the current box culvert, guide rail updates, and approach and deck paving.
Drivers are reminded to follow official detour signs, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.
Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 10:47:00 AM
Arlene H. Zidar, 90, of 423 Woodland Ave., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Monday (July 9, 2012) morning.
She was born December 26, 1921 in Warren, PA a daughter of the late Merle and Jennie Gross Hull. On June 11, 1945 in Emporium she married the late Joseph Zidar.
Mrs. Zidar graduated from Bradford High School in the class of 1941. She worked for the Cameron County School District for over 25 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Emporium Chapter #101 and the Emporium Senior Center.
Son: James Zidar and his wife Dona, Norcross, GA
Daughter: Phyllis, Mrs. Bob Ferris, Weirton, WV
3 Grandchildren Joe, Mark & Mike
1 Sister: Phyllis, Mrs. Frank Hubbell, Winter Park, FL
1 Brother: Dr. Gerald Hull and his wife Beverly, Bradford
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Merle and Jennie Gross Hull
Husband: Joseph Zidar who died in 1983
Brother: Jack Hull
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6-8 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday (July 11, 2012) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street., Emporium, PA 15834
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 10:29:00 AM
Assault Charges Bound to Court
Robert Denman Jr. and Martin Howard were barhopping on the night of June 2 and morning of June 3 when, after leaving the Hotel Holley, Denman allegedly punched Howard in the face three or four times. Later, at Denman’s home, he allegedly punched Howard a few more times.
Howard suffered several broken bones in his face and police say when they were interviewing him at BRMC his eye was swollen shut, his forehead was severely swollen and he had difficulty speaking.
Denman is jailed on $50,000 bail.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 10:02:00 AM
Four Arrested on Drug Charges
27-year-old Travis Whipple, 45-year-old Virginia Milner, 31-year-old Terry Morton and 44-year-old Marlene Dyne were charged with a variety of offenses.
Whipple was charged with two felony counts of drug delivery and two misdemeanor counts of a controlled substance. on January 13 he allegedly sold heroine to a confidential informant with the task force. On February 15 he allegedly sold morphine to a confidential informant.
Milner was charged with two felony counts of drug delivery. She allegedly sold morphine to a confidential informant on February 8 and 11.
Morton was charged with one felony count of drug delivery. On January 30 he allegedly sold Suboxone pills to a confidential informant.
Dyne was charged with two felony counts of drug delivery. On October 13 she allegedly sold Xanax pills to a confidential informant. On October 27 she allegedly sold Vicodin pills to a confidential informant.
All four were arraigned by District Judge David Engman in Kane and were sent to McKean County Jail.
In a news release, District Attorney Ray Learn said his office "has received a number of complaints from concerned citizens and community leaders regarding drug activity in and around the Kane area. The arrests (Wednesday), along with other drug-related arrests over the past six months, are the result of stepped-up enforcement and information provided by concerned citizens."
"I commend the cooperation of all the law enforcement organizations in their efforts to keep our communities safe, and we will continue to aggressively target drug dealers in our neighborhoods," Learn said.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 7/12/2012 09:53:00 AM