Saturday, August 25, 2012
Recognizing the importance of our volunteer fire and ambulance organizations, the General Assembly adopted a new law this summer to increase funding for a valuable grant program that supports these life-saving organizations.
The 2012 Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (VFCVASGP) will open for applications on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
The program will now provide up to $30 million in grants (up from $25 million) annually to assist with construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reducing existing debt. The grant program is funded with proceeds from the state’s gaming industry.
The new law also makes financial assistance available to some paid municipal fire companies, such as the City of Bradford Fire Department.
During the last decade, $3.2 million has been awarded to about 40 volunteer fire and ambulance companies in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties.
Visit the Office of the State Fire Commissioner’s website for additional information.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 11:50:00 PM
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. —As funeral arrangements are being made for the three who died in the house fire in Bolivar on Sunday, there is a new focus on the one child who escaped the fire alive, 1-year-old Charles Holmes.
The child is in a foster home in Coudersport, Pa., and one of the family members said she deserves custody.
Barbara Alaimo, the great-grandmother to the surviving child, said she has six children who have never been arrested and the worst thing to ever happen to her is a speeding ticket.
“We were not notified (by some of the family) after the fire,” said Alaimo. “Any one of us could have taken him. Why were we not notified?”
Tina Kemp, the grandmother of the children, died in the fire along with Eric Holmes, 3, and Jessica Holmes, 2.
Alaimo said she is glad to know her granddaughter, Mary Holmes, 25, of Shinglehouse, Pa., will get out of jail for a week for the funeral and to see the child. She also said Terry Green, Kemp’s boyfriend, deserves a lot of credit for paying for the funeral himself. More...
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 11:37:00 PM
Harry R. Inman, 75, of Ulysses Twp., PA, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012, at his home.
Born June 8 1937, in Sharon, PA, he was the son of the late Archie and Nell (Camp) Inman.
Harry was a Veteran having served in the United States Army as a helicopter mechanic. After his time in the service, he worked for Tennessee Gas Pipeline as a Corrosion Technician for 29 years, retiring in 1996.
Harry was an honored member of the Brookland Club Inc. and enjoyed serving as a board member for many years.
He was a jack of all trades who enjoyed fixing computers, woodworking, auto repairs, hunting and fishing.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 29 years, Cherrie (Simpier) Inman, are three daughters, Michelle Inman, Heston KS, Marci Strusnider and Melissa Phillips, both of Norfolk VA; 3 step-children, Douglas Hall, Warren PA, Heather Hall, Binghamton, NY, and Piper Hall, Coudersport, PA; and nine grandchildren.
Although he will be greatly missed by all that knew him, Harry’s wishes were to not have any services, and just be remembered by friends and family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his name.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 11:20:00 PM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 11:15:00 PM
An Austin woman reported the theft of a portable generator and a table saw from her property in Harrison Township.
Linda Jane Smith of Austin, PA, told Trooper James Culvey that between 8-19 and 8-21-2012, unknown actor(s) stole a portable generator and a table saw from a property she owns at 4884 North Fork Road, Harrison Township, Potter County.
Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to contact PA State Police at Coudersport at 814-274-8690.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 10:33:00 PM
Troopers are investigating a theft that occurred between August 1 and August 19, 2012 at Valley Crossroads in Keating Township, McKean County.
Trooper Roger L. McCloskey said unknown actor(s) broke into a lease property owned by David R. Herzog of 101 Misty Meadow Road, Smethport, PA, and then cut the counterweights off of 4 oil well jacks that were on the lease.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 10:25:00 PM
Rollover Crash On Rt. 155 South
At 10:09 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Rscue and Ambulance have been disptched to RT. 155 South near Comes Creek Road for a one vehicle rollover crash. Unknown details.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 10:11:00 PM
PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for Potter County, August 25, 2012 – August 31, 2012
Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 25 – August 31, weather permitting.
Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.
Potter County 0260:
Sign Crew: 04
• State Route: 3001 (East Fork) Daylight Signs-Set Up Detour
Bridge Crew: 06
• State Route: 1003 (Loucks Mills to SR 6) Bridge Replacement-Road Closed-
Detour In Place
Pipe Crew: 41
● State Route: 1010 Monday (North Bingham to Mills) Pipe Replacement
● State Route: 1017 Tuesday (Pump Station Road) Pipe Replacement
● State Route: 1015 Wednesday (Collins Hill Road) Pipe Replacement
● State Route: 1009 Thurs-Fri (Pusher Siding) Pipe Replacement
Tail Ditching: 34
● State Route: 1011 (Ulysses to Genesee) Ditching
East Patching: 42
• State Route: 0044 (Cherry Springs) Patching
West Patching: 44
• State Route: 4023 (Eleven Mile) Patching
General Maintenance: 31
● State Route: 0244 Mon-Tues Fish Hatchery to Rose Lake) Pipe Replacement
● State Route: 4014 Wednesday, U- Drain Installation
● State Route: 0872 Thurs-Fri (Costello) U-Drain Installation
Side Dozing: 33
● State Route: 0155 (Keating Summit to McKean Co Line) Side Dozing
Mowing Crew: 30
● State Route: 1003 & 1001 Mon-Tues (Loucks Mills to Fox Hill) Mowing
● State Route: 0006 to Galeton, Wed-Fri, Mowing
Cameron County 0240:
• State Route: 3001, Pipe Replacement
• State Route: 0555, Bridge Repair
The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:
• Dolomite: State Route 44 (Shinglehouse) Bridge Repair (approx. end
• Dolomite: State Route 1016 (North Fork) Bridge Repair-Detour Will Begin On June 1st (approx end 10/08/2012)
• L.C.Whitford: State Route 49 (Harrison TWP) Bridge Deck Replacement, One
Lane Restriction, Temporary Signals in Place
• L.C.Whitford: State Route 49 (Mills Village) Bridge Replacement (June-Nov)
• Dolomite: State Route 0006 (Denton Hill Area) Drainage Improvements
• Swank: State Route 0144 (Galeton) Bridge Repair
State Route 1005 (Phoenix Run) Bridge Repair
• I A Construction: State Route 2002 (West Branch) Install Guide Rail, Short
• Hawbaker: State Route 1001 Tuesday (Sweden Valley) Chipping
State Route1005 Wednesday-Thursday, Chipping
For more information on PennDOT’s roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit the PennDOT website at www.dot.state.pa.us.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can also log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 10:05:00 PM
A Galeton man told troopers someone stole his prescription medicines from the cow barn at the Potter County Fairgrounds in Sharon Township last Sunday between 5:00 am and 9:00 PM.
Christoper Hall of 52 West Street, Galeton, PA, is the victim of the theft. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trooper Kocher at PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 10:00:00 PM
|8/25/2012||9:29 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||MOUNTAIN TOP RD||LIBERTY TWP|
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 09:45:00 PM
A .38 special revolver was among several stolen items taken from a campsite at Foxes Dam in Hamilton Township, McKean County, last Wednesday.
Lloyd Ernest Rairdan of Ridgway, PA, told trooper Roger L. Mc Closkey that he was camping at Foxes Dam and left the camp at 6:00 am on August 22. Upon returning that evening around 5:15,, he discovered his campsite had been rummaged through and numerous items stolen. The items includes, the .38 Special Revolver, A Nintendo DS, DVD Player, and numerous camping supplies.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 09:39:00 PM
A Burglary at 633 White Chopin Road in Roulette Township is being investigated by State Police at Coudersport.
Trooper Timothy W. Mix said unknown actor(s) forced entry through sliding doors and removed a wood splitter. The theft occurred between July 4 and August 16, 2012.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Troopper MIx at PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 09:28:00 PM
State Police responded to a complaint of an intoxicated motorist at the top of Christian Hollow Road in Norwich Township on Friday at 7:25 PM.
Upon arrival Trooper Roger L. McCloskey determined that
Ralph E. Gustafson, 56, of 160 Jane Ware Road, Smethport, PA, was under the influence of alcohol.
Charges will be filed through District Court 48-3-02.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 09:22:00 PM
A Galeton woman and her teenage passenger were injured on Wednesday at 5:12 PM when thier vehicle went out of crontol and impacted a guardrail on Rt. 6 in Ulysses Township, west of the Brookland Road.
Micheele Nicely, 63, of Galeton, PA, the driver, was transported by Galeton EMS to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital for treatment of a major injury.
Donovan Thomas, 18, fo Galeton, PA, was transported to the same hospital for treatment of a minor injury.
Both occupants were wearing seat restraints.
Trooper Derrick Watters, who investigated, said the crash occurred as Niceley's 1998 Toyota Avalon was traveling west on Route 6. Niceley failed to negotiate a left hand curve in the road and traveled off the north side of the roadway. She corrected and steered to the left, which resulted in the vehicle crossing both lanes of the roadway while spinning counterclockwise, striking the guard rail on the south side of the road with the passenger side rear of the vehicle.
Niceley was cited for Roadways Laned For Traffic.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 08:59:00 PM
Rollover Crash With Entrapment
At 7:45 pm on Saturday, Otto Township Fire & Ambulance along with Bradford City Fire Rescue and Medic 1 have been dispatched to 230 Summit Road for a one vehicle rollover crash with entrapment.
Station 11 has been dispatched for rescue. A helicopter has been placed airaborne to Bradford Speedway for a LZ.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 07:49:00 PM
A Theft of scrap aluminum and steel in Bingham Township is under investigation.
Ervin J. Keim, of 1941 Bingham Center Road, Genesee, PA, told troopers that unknown suspect(s) entered his property in the area of Schoolhouse Road in Bingham Township and removed scrap aluminum and steel.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 07:46:00 PM
Criminal Mischief incidents at 2 Potter County locations are under investigation by State Police at Coudersport.
8-22/23--Mailbox owned by Ray B. Kunkle of 466 West Branch Road in West Branch Township reported unknown actor(s) damaged his mailbox. Trooper Gerg is investigating.
8-22/23--Mailbox owned by Howard A. Heffenstaller of 916 Crippen Run Road, West Branch Township, was damaged by unknown actor(s). Trooper Gerg is investigating.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 07:41:00 PM
|8/25/2012||6:12 PM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||11480 ROUTE 287||COGAN HOUSE TWP|
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 06:49:00 PM
STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT MULT
Address: 478 WASHINGTON ST
Cross Streets: LAWRENCE ST * RIGHTMEYER ST
REPORT SMOKE COMING FROM WALLS OF STRUCTURE
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD
8/25/2012 6:32:07 PM
CHIEF LIMITS RESPONSE TO UNITS ON SCENE
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 06:37:00 PM
Medic 5 from Kane has been recalled from a 6:05 pm call for a motorcycle crash in the area of Rt. 6 & Rt. 666 in Sheffield.
A female passenger has been seriously injured. The motorcycle driver was apparently not injured and refusing transport.
A helicopter has been requested to the Sheffield Ball Field.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 06:26:00 PM
Son of former Wellsville Police Chief in jail...accused of taking guns from father
Man in custody over missing Carlisle Police weapons
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 03:17:00 PM
|8/25/2012||11:26 AM||FIRE / VEHICLE||264 EARL CIR||CHARLESTON TWP|
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 11:32:00 AM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 11:12:00 AM
Nine Pets Die in Friday Night Fire
Bradford City Firefighters got the call at just after 10 p.m. and saw smoke and fire coming from a second story window when they arrived at 54 Elm.
Firefighter Greg Lewis tells WESB and The Hero they started “a defensive attack from the outside prior to gaining entry” into the building.
“That pretty much knocked the fire down,” Lewis said. “Once they made entry, there were only a couple of hot spots they had to extinguish from the inside. Most of it was knocked down from outside.”
Two dogs, two birds and five cats died in the fire. One cat survived. No people were hurt.
The building is owned by Guider Investments of Loveland, Ohio. Samuel Crowley is the property manager.
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Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 10:18:00 AM
Rose (Toni) Pirillo, 58, Youngsville, PA. and formerly of Jamestown, NY died Friday afternoon, August 24, 2012 at her residence.
She was born July 13, 1954 in Warren, PA. to the late Nick and Kathleen “Pat” Keegan Pirillo. She was a lifelong resident of the Warren and Jamestown Region. Toni retired as a technical writer and industrial trainer.
She is survived by 2 siblings – David Prillo and wife, Susie of Warren, PA., Nikki Nordenberg and husband, Mark of Pittsburgh, PA, Niece – Erin Nordenberg and companion, Tucker Trainor of Pittsburgh, PA., Nephews – Carl Nordenberg and wife, Diya Akbar of Seoul, S. Korea, Michael Nordenberg of New York City, N.Y., Great Nephews – Julian, Finnian and Leo Nordenberg.
A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 09:58:00 AM
STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: 236 MAIN ST
Cross Streets: WOODLAND AVE * SILVER CREEK RD
Agency: ELK COMPANY 2 FD; ST MARYS AMB; ELK COMPANY 4 FD; ELK COMPANY 6 FD
8/25/2012 1:50:59 AM
FIRE UNDER CONTROL AT 2:30 AM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 02:10:00 AM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 01:04:00 AM
A Mansfield man was unhurt when his 2001 Toyota Camry crashed on Route 144, south of Blass Hollow on August 16 at 6:20 PM.
Jason R. Ghods, 32, Mansfield, PA, told Trooper Travis Trimbur that he fell asleep at the wheel while he was traveling north on SR 144 in Abbott Township, Potter County.
His vehicle went off the eastern berm of the roadway and hit an embankment. The car continued in a northern direction before hitting a culvert head-on, which flipped the vehicle onto it's roof. The vehicle came to rest in the northbound lane on it's roof.
Ghods was cited for Careless Driving. Police were assisted on scene by Germania Fire & EMS. Kightlinger's towed the vehicle.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/25/2012 12:10:00 AM
Friday, August 24, 2012
A Burglary at a Wharton Township residence netted burglars a four wheeler between Aug. 20 and Aug. 23, 2012.
James Dieffenderfer, of 2670 Wharton Road, Austin, PA, told Trooper Kocher of the Coudersport barracks that unknown actor(s) gained entry into his garage on Rt. 872 in Wharton Township, Potter County, and stole a green Suzuki King Quad ATV.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 11:57:00 PM
Sweden Township Police Department was dispatched along with Coudersport Vol. fire dept., Coudersport Vol. Amb., & Medic 6 today at 3:24 pm to A-Frame Rd., Sweden Twp. between Sub Division Rd. and Stimaker Rd. for a one vehicle accident with injuries.
Chief Phelps, on arrival, found that the roadway was blocked by a severely damaged Ford Ranger pickup with both occupants out of the vehicle. Chief Phelps requested that two medevac helicopters respond to the scene due to the extent of injuries to both of them. The occupants of the vehicle were flown to Robert Packer hospital in Sayre, later the female was flown to a hospital facility in Rochester, NY.
The occupants are identified as Justin Allen Button 25 of Galeton and Amber Nicole Wooten of Coudersport. The vehicle is owned by Wooten's grandparents of Coudersport.
The vehicle was traveling South on A-Frame Rd. at a greater speed than was prudent at the time, struck the eastern embankment and rolled/flipped, coming to rest blocking the roadway.
Sweden Twp. Police were assisted at the scene by Coudersport Fire and EMS and medic 6, Life Net 7-7 & Mercy Flight helicopters. Kightlinger motors removed the vehicle. The investigation into the crash continues and will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 11:15:00 PM
Did PA authorities fail kids in fire?
- Al Vaughters
- Posted by: Eli George
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 10:44:00 PM
|Light smoke comes from 54 Elm St. in Bradford (center house) Photo by Terry Wankel|
At 10:04 PM on Friday, Bradford City firefighters have been dispatched to 50 Elm Street in the city for a structure fire.
10:09 PM--SECOND ALARM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 10:06:00 PM
|8/24/2012||9:15 PM||FIRE / SMOKE INVESTIGATION||160 GREEN HILL RD||HEBRON TWP|
9:36 PM--UNITS HOLD IN STATION--SITUATION UNDER CONTROL
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 09:22:00 PM
|The big tent is set up waiting for the 2012 Festival of Choirs USA event.|
I wanted to thank all of the churches that entered this year’s Festival of Choirs USA®. I also wanted to thank the people that worked and attended the Festival.
It was an extreme amount of work by many people. We all concluded that it was SOOOO worth it though! We had a Great team this year and everyone worked 100%+. The crowds on both days showed great appreciation and all seemed to have a great time. The two day total of people that came was close to 650.
We had five churches that entered and they were all excellent! There were four categories that choirs could register in. The categories were based on the number of choir members that would be singing in each choir. They were 7-11, 12-16, 17-21, and 22 plus. The judges had a hard time judging. The choirs really stepped up their songs. The choirs were judged on: Stage presence, diction, blending of voices and overall performance.
|Five church choirs competed in the 2012 Festival of Choirs USA 2012 in Port Allegany|
The winner of the 7-11 was: Arcade United Church of Christ, Congregational
the winner of the 22 plus was: First Baptist Church of Cuba
The Barr Family, Simple Faith and Sandi Patty added so much also to the Festival. The music was incredible and enjoyed by all. We had great refreshments too.
The Finale was Sandi and the registered choirs singing “How Great thou Art.” A very, very moving experience!
For a time at the start of the Festival on both days we had a little grid lock of cars on Skinner Creek road! Can you imagine that? The cars were lined up for quite a distance waiting to turn into the parking area.
We had a lot of great comments. The biggest question asked was “How in the world did you get Sandi Patty to come to Port Allegany?” I would simply reply, “It was God.”
|The Goochee Family with Sandi Patty at 2012 Festival of Choirs USA in Port Allegany, PA|
The Festival is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Festival is listed as: “Promoting public awareness of the need to reestablish and reinvigorate the choirs that were once in small town churches.”
Please help us by praying for the Festival and getting the word out about it. Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Festival of Choirs USA®. The Festival will be held the third weekend of August, 2013.
Jerry J. Goochee
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 08:47:00 PM
Car/Deer Crash On Rt. 155 In Annin Township
At 8:25 pm on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Police have been dispatched to a car/deer accident near 1834 Rt. 155 north of Port Allegany in Annin Township. Caller reports car is in the roadway and not operable. There are no injuries.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 08:28:00 PM
Potter County 4-H members had a strong showing in the small animal essays, photography and poster contests.
|Alison Wright's First Place Poster|
Alison Wright First Place in Poster Art, Overall
Rebekah Fair Second Place in Poster Art, Overall
Noell Nichols Third Place in Poster Art, Overall
Noah Jones First Place in Poster Art, Junior
Ethan Jones Second Place in Poster Art, Junior
Sabrina Williams First Place in Poster Art, Senior
Laura Wilhelm Honorable Mention in Photography
Shelby Baldwin Second Place in Small Animal Essay
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 08:01:00 PM
Born August 23, 1922, in Homestead, he was a son of the late Homer D. and Alice M. (Miller) Everett.
On April 30, 1949 in Scranton, he married Jean K . (Kingdom) Everett who survives.
Mr. Everett graduated from Hazleton High School in 1940. He attended Wharton School of Business until he entered the service. He graduated from the University of Scranton in 1948 receiving a BS degree in Accounting.
Mr. Everett enlisted in the US Army Air Force in October 1942 and served in North Africa. He was discharged from active service in 1946. He enlisted in the inactive Air Force Reserve and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War from August 1951 to August 1952, returning to inactive duty until February 1953.
Mr. Everett had worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and then in construction as a field office manager. In July of 1962 he went to work for the federal government - Internal Revenue Service as auditor until his retirement in 1987. He then conducted his own tax and consulting business until June of 2004.
He was treasurer of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees for 25 years and served on and was Chairman of the Housing Authority Board and was treasurer of the Midget Football League. He was a member of St. Bernard Church and a served on the Finance Committee. He also served as a Lector for over 20 years.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by two daughters, Carol Sanders, of Petaluma CA, and Teri Everett, of St. Petersburg FL, two sons, Mark (Sandra) Everett and Kyle (Connie) Everett, all of Palm Harbor, FL, and seven grandchildren, Megan, Sanders, Bo, Hannah, Jaime, Alison Everett, Ryan and Josh Smith, and one niece. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rufus Everett who died while serving in World War II, and Dr. William G Everett.
Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Home, Inc. 372 E. Main St. where a prayer service will be held Monday, August 27, 2012 at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Committal services and entombment will be in the St. Bernard Mausoleum.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Bernard Building Fund, PO Box 2394, Bradford, PA 16701
On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 05:07:00 PM
DuBOIS – "If you were to write a book about your life, what would you call this new chapter that you're just beginning?" Chancellor Anita McDonald asked the 231 new incoming freshmen and their parents, who filled the bleachers in the Penn State DuBois gymnasium during the annual convocation ceremony and New Student Orientation Day on Thursday.
"The beginning of the rest of my life," came an inspiring reply from one voice in the crowd.
McDonald went on to explain how the response from that student was quite accurate.
"Attending a university is like no other experience," she said. "You'll have opportunities to participate in research with faculty, pursue your own interests, and meet new people from around the world. You'll have opportunities to travel, and to use your own abilities to help others."
Penn State DuBois' new freshman class is made up of students from nearly 100 different high schools in 5 states, and 32 counties in Pennsylvania, as well as 2 different provinces in China. Approximately 40 of those students are returning adult learners who have decided to further their education or pursue a new career.
"We have diversity on our campus, not just in ethnic background, but in hometowns, economic backgrounds, and life experiences. Getting to know this diverse group of people will enrich your experience here and enrich your life," McDonald said.
Student Government Association President Holly Kiesling then took to the podium to encourage freshmen to immerse themselves in the diverse campus culture by getting involved. She said, "Don't just go to class and then go home. Get involved. Meet new people, make new friends, and join one of more than 20 clubs on campus. You'll enjoy your experience so much more, and learn more in the process."
McDonald drove home the importance of life-long learning, and pointed to reasons that education should remain a top priority in everyone's life. McDonald said," Some critics today say a college education is not a necessity. I say some form of education after high school is important for everybody. We as a country will not stay competitive globally without an educated society.
"I commend you and your family for making the choice to attend one of the best institutions in the country. We will need you to lead us into the future, and you'll do that armed with a Penn State degree."
Among the new students at orientation was Dakota Ott, an occupational therapy major from St. Marys. The prospect of earning that Penn State degree at DuBois in a diverse, yet comfortable setting is something that she is happy to take advantage of.
"This is close to home, so I can live at home and save a lot of money," Ott said. "Plus, the class sizes are smaller here, and I like that because you can get a better understanding, it's better teaching, and it's more hands-on."
Jake Wilson, of Reynoldsville, first came to the campus as a high school student. He participated in a dual enrollment program that allowed him to earn college credits while still in high school. It got the business major off to a quick start in higher education, and afforded him the chance to learn the ropes of campus life early on. Wilson said, "I liked the dual enrollment program a lot. I have half of a semester's classes done already. I want to find a good job and stay in the area, so this is a good start."
During the remainder of Orientation Day on Thursday, freshmen participated in ice-breaking and team building exercises, met faculty and staff members over a picnic lunch, and became familiar with classrooms and other campus facilities before the beginning of classes on Monday, August 27. As part of orientation, students also participate in the Annual Community Outreach Day held on the Friday before the start of class. Community Outreach Day places students in volunteer positions at area businesses and charitable organizations throughout DuBois and the surrounding area. Students complete a variety of service projects, doing their part to give back to the
Photo: Chancellor Anita McDonald welcomes new students during her convocation address in the campus gymnasium.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 05:04:00 PM
Born in Olean, on December 31, 1944, he was a son of the late Betty (Carpenter) DuBois and Charles "Red" Russell.
A 1962 Graduate of Bradford High School. He was a Union Brick Layer in the late 60, early 70's. He worked up and down the east coast helping to build highways and large commercial buildings. He returned to Bradford in the late 70's and continued brick laying for many local Commercial buildings and residential homes, including the University of Pittsburgh.
He was member of the Bricklayers & Allied Craft workers Local 9. He was an avid Motorcycle rider and was a founding member and past president of the Wanders Motorcycle Club. A true free spirit whose passion in life was to help his friends to enjoy life and live it to the fullest. He leaves behind many true friends whose memories will help keep him in their hearts forever.
Surviving is his companion Patty Santiago, two daughters, Jodi and Dawn, four sisters, Kay (Walt) Bryant, Jeanne (Jim) Wheeler, Jennette (Jeff Oxley) Busch, all of Bradford, Joni (Larry) White, of Ft. Lauderdale FL. and a brother, Michael (Jeanne) DuBois, of Bradford, and 3 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
At the family's request there will be no visitation. Friends will be invited to attend a memorial service at a date and time to be announced. Burial will be in the Riverview-Corydon Cemetery. Arrangements under to directions of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 04:18:00 PM
Rollover Crash With Injuries On A Frame Road
At 3:21 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Rescue and Ambulance with Medic 6 have been dispatched to the A Frame Road for a rollover crash with 2 people injured. The crash is about half way between Irish Farm Road & Brookland Road.
Two helicopter have been requested and are responding. Life Net 7-7 and Mercyflight are approaching the LZ at 3:53 PM.
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State Police filed papers in District Court today charging a Lebanon, PA driver with Possession of Marijuana, DUI Controlled Substance, and several traffic violations, resulting from an incident in Ulysses Township on July 5, 2012.
Timothy Joseph Rott, 50, of Lebanon, PA, will answer the charges, filed by Trooper Jacob C. Rothermel Jr., before District Judge Delores G. Bristol in District Court 55-4-03.
Rott is charged with the following:
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 02:35:00 PM
Cross Streets: STERLING RUN RD * DOGWOOD LN
REPORT FULLY INVOLVED UTILITY POLE IN ADDITION TO BRUSH FIRE
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
8/24/2012 1:36:04 PM
2:00 pm--FIRE UNDER CONTROL
2:18 PM--CHIEF REPORTS DAMAGE TO ZITO MEDIA AND WINDSTREAM LINES
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 01:47:00 PM
There will be a Rabies Clinic held this Saturday, August 25th at the Ulysses Tri-Town Fire Hall, Ulysses, 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 8/24/2012 01:25:00 PM
A bridge on Route 6 in Burlington Township, Bradford County will get a much-needed modernization starting Aug. 28.
Wolyniec Construction Inc., a PennDOT contractor from Williamsport, will perform reinforcement work on the steel beams and replace the deck on the bridge over Wallace Run, just east of the intersection with Covered Bridge Road, and about one mile west of the intersection with Madigan Road.
Temporary traffic signals will be used to control single-lane traffic as work is performed on the bridge one half at a time.
In addition to the new deck overlay, there will be new guiderail installed at the bridge.
All work under this $237,600 contract is expected to be complete by the end of October.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 12:55:00 PM
LOST BLACK & WHITE CAT WITH ONE EYE in the area of the Coudersport Animal Hospital, name is Lana.
If seen, please call us at 274-8581 or Coudersport Animal Hospital at 274-0857.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 11:42:00 AM
By Josh Liebeskind / MLB.com
SEATTLE -- Imagine you have worked for years to get your dream job. You're there and you succeed, and everyone applauds your efforts.
Now imagine that this job is as a Major League Baseball player, something millions of young boys dream about from daybreak to sundown, and then some more in their dreams. You are on top of the world.
Then it all comes crashing down.
That's what reliever Josh Kinney went through six years ago. He was a World Series champion with the Cardinals, pitching 6 1/3 scoreless innings in the 2006 playoffs. He won Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Mets, had three holds and pitched in Cards wins in six of his seven appearances. More...
Thanks to Kerry Hawver for spotting this article and sharing it with us.
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Hot Dog And Bake Sale
Cub Scout Pack 498 in Bradford will be having a hot dog/bake sale at Walmart on Saturday 8/25 from 11-2.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 10:52:00 AM
Clyde Oliver "Lew" Lewis, 70, of 26 W. Garden St., Emporium died at his residence on Wednesday (August 22, 2012) evening after a brief battle with bone cancer.
He was born December 13, 1941 a son of the late Gerald and Bernice Bates Lewis.
Mr. Lewis graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1960. He was educated in mechanic drafting at Williamsport Technical Institute. He then served in the US Air Force as a military police officer. He lived in several locations throughout the US and worked at a variety of occupations before returning to Emporium where he retired as a self-employed contractor. Clyde was an adventurous spirit who enjoyed skiing, flying, boating, camping, hunting and long-range shooting.
long-time Companian: Lori Thomas, Emporium
Daughter: Melissa, Mrs. Bill Shepherd
2 Grandsons Kyle Brown and Zach Shepherd
Sister: Geri, Mrs. Ed Krott, Rixford, PA
Sister: Jacque, Mrs. David Anderson, Amity, PA
Brother: Jake Lewis and his wife Daawn, Emporium
Several: Nieces and nephews,
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Gerald and Bernice Bates Lewis
Brother: Richard "Dick" Lewis
There will be No Visitation.
Private Memorial Service at the convenience of the family.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 10:21:00 AM
STRUCTURE FIRE-LG BARN
Address: 753 KEMMER RD [RIDGWAY_T]
Cross Streets: SHELVEY SUMMIT RD
REPORTED TO BE LARGE BARN; UPDATE FIRE IS IN A SILO OUTSIDE THE BARN ENDANGERING THE STRUCTURE
Agency: FOX TWP AMBULANCE; ELK COMPANY 4 FD ; ELK COMPANY 3 FD
8/24/2012 10:02:28 AM
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 10:09:00 AM
If anyone would like to have this kitten. Please let me know. It is very friendly.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 09:52:00 AM
|8/24/2012||8:10 AM||MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT||3454 GOLD RD||GENESEE TWP|
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/24/2012 09:39:00 AM
TODAY'S FEATURED ITEMS
Miles Farm Produce: Squash, Onions , Beets, Leeks, Cucumbers, Tomatoes and Pie Pumpkins.
Wooley Lot Farm: Zucchini, garlic bulbs, shallots, fingerling potatoes, Delicata winter squash, wax beans and new to the Market – alpaca yarn from Stu and Tracie Gordnier's Alpaca Farm.
Card Creek Trading Post: Lemon raspberry cookies, made with raspberries from McKeone Farm; Biscotti made with Michigan dried cherries; assortment of delicious scones; assortment of Artisan breads; garden-fresh coleslaw (from our garden to your tables in 6 hours!); lots of fresh brown eggs.
Metzger Heritage Farm: Large selection of organic potatoes - red, yellow, purple, blue, white – many tastes and textures; tomatoes, beet greens, beets, hot peppers, onions, lettuce, sunflowers.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012
A few weeks ago I picked up a young female hound, looks like a Black and Tan Plott mix. She is very friendly, and seems to be housebroken. No one has claimed her, and she has far over stayed her legally allotted time. No shelter will take her due to over crowding and her type(Hound). I am faced with a difficult decision and am seeking all the help I can get to find her a home or shelter. Please, please let's keep this story from having a sad ending! Let's find a home for this girl....Please contact 585-593-2215 & leave message. I will return your call.
This and more on !~* Paws and Claws and Everything in Between *~!
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/23/2012 11:41:00 PM
• Dog and cat toys
• Little bags of treats for dogs, cats, bunnies, etc.
• Small animal related gift baskets
• Gift cards or gift certificates
• Lots of towels
• Squirt bottles or empty dish detergent bottles
• Small rugs
• Leashes, leads and muzzles
• Carabiner clips, spring links, or 2-ended snap hooks
• Several hair dryers
• Re-sealable small bags of dog treats
• Several tables that can get wet
• Large wash basins
• Small tubs, totes, etc.
Monetary donations are always appreciated.
To donate, contact Jess Caskey, Potter CART Fundraising Lead at 814-203-7202. If you’re interested in becoming a Potter CART volunteer, contact Lucinda Greene at 814-274-8900, ext. 506 or email@example.com
To learn more about Pennsylvania’s CARTS and keep in touch with their activities, go to www.pasart.us and the Potter CART Facebook page at www.facebook/PotterCART
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/23/2012 11:31:00 PM
Virus Alert - Adobe Flash Player
Here is the info on the Adobe Flash Virus.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/23/2012 10:17:00 PM
Corbett's visit to Poconos met with protests from environmentalists
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 8/23/2012 09:20:00 PM
An 82-year-old Towanda man was killed this afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at U.S. Route 6 in front of Jack Williams Tire in Wysox Township, Bradford County.
The crash occurred just west of the intersection with Route 187 at about 2:15 p.m.
The name of the deceased was not released by Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda. More...
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