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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Coudersport Ambulance To Eulalia Street

At 10:09 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched along with Medic 6 to Eulalia Street for a medical emergency.

Austin Fire Dept Dispatched To Costello

At 6:15 PM on Sat. the Austin Fire Dept was dispatched to 1104 Costello Rd. for a pole fire behind the First Fork Lodge. 
Chief 44 asked Austin Units to stand by at the station.

NWS--EF 1 Tornado Confirmed In Paradise Friday Evening

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...FERN GLEN TO PARADISE IN LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...10/19/2012
ESTIMATED TIME...810 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100-110 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...16 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...
ENDING LAT/LON...
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...15

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS CONFIRMED
THAT A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR FERN GLEN AND TRAVELED NORTHEAST
TO NEAR PARADISE IN LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON 10/19/2012.

*THE TORNADO DAMAGE WAS SPORADIC AND EMBEDDED WITHIN A LARGER AREA
OF STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE THAT EXTENDED FROM FERN GLEN IN
DRUMORE TOWNSHIP TO PARADISE CITY IN PARADISE TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER
COUNTY. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 810
PM AND LIFTED BACK UP AROUND 820 PM. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS
APPROXIMATELY 16 MILES LONG AND 200 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST
POINT.

*15 INJURIES OCCURRED IN PARADISE PARK WHEN A PAVILION COLLAPSED.

*50 STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED AND SEVERAL BARNS WERE DESTROYED.

*AN ESTIMATED 2000-3000 TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN.

*2 SMALL HIGH TENSION TOWERS WERE KNOCKED DOWN IN BUCK.

*THE LANCASTER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE ESTIMATES 3 TO 5
MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/CTP.

Bar Patrons Harassed Neighbor In Rixford

An incident of Harassment Thursday at 1350 Looker Mountain Trail in Otto Township is under investigation by Kane troopers.

Jeffrey P. Evens, who lives next door to the Rixford Well, was outside his residence working on an automobile at 1:45 am when several individuals left the bar and started an argument with him. One of the individuals shoved Evens to the ground, according to Trooper Roger McCloskey.

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

Pop-Up Tent Found In Hamlin Township

State Police are looking for the owner of found property that was recovered Thursday on the Old Bradford Road in Hamlin Township, McKean County.

Trooper Nicholas Jordan said a pop-up style tent was found along Old Bradford Road. Anyone claiming to be the owner can contact Trooper Jordan at the Kane PSP barracks. 814-778-5555.

Fracking, natural gas & energy issues in political campaigns

Fracking, natural gas & energy issues in political campaigns

October 18, 2012
Hour 1--WHYY
Energy issues, including natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region, are a big issue in Pennsylvania, and a factor in political campaigns across the commonwealth and the presidential race. On today’s Radio Times, we catch up with the StateImpactPA team, reporters SCOTT DETROW and SUSAN PHILLIPS, to hear about Pennsylvania’s natural-gas impact fee; the state’s legacy of abandoned oil wells complicating the underground landscape; “clean coal,” and the court challenge underway now about local control over regulating fracking, and more. Then, we’ll be joined by POLITICO White House reporter DARREN SAMUELSOHN, a longtime energy and the environment reporter, for a look at energy issues in the presidential race.

Listen to the mp3

Lloyd M. McCutcheon, 78, of Galeton, PA

Lloyd M. McCutcheon, 78, of Galeton, PA, formerly of Dryden, NY, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Born January, 16, 1934, in Harrison Valley, PA, he was a son of the late Howard and Louise (Hemmons) McCutcheon. 

Lloyd was a Veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Army. After his time in the service, he was a pipeline inspector who had worked in every state besides Arizona and Alaska. 

Lloyd was a Lifetime member of the Galeton V.F.W., a member of the Galeton Moose, and a past member of the Goodyear Hose Company. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. 

Lloyd is survived by his companion of 17 years, Sherry Bullock, Dryden, NY; two daughters, Machelle Y. (Dorr) Smith, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Sandra (Joe) Cimino, Galeton; three grandchildren, Adriane Y. Cimino and Joey Cimino, both of Galeton, and Andrew D. Smith, U.S. Air Force, N.J. a brother, Lynn (Sharon) McCutcheon, Harford, NY; a sister, Janice Reynolds, Harrison Valley; and several nieces and nephews. 

Lloyd was predeceased by a son, Dirk M. McCutcheon, and a sister, Carol Elliot. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:00am at the West Hill Cemetery in Galeton. Pastor Skeet Keaton will officiate. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Goodyear Hose Company or to Wounded Soldiers. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.

Charles HURLER, Jr., 77, of Westfield, PA

Charles HURLER, Jr., 77, of Westfield, PA, died Friday, October 19, 2012 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. 

Born February 6, 1935, in Brookfield, PA, he was the son of Charles and Mildred Briggs Hurler. He was married to the former Carol Saxton, who survives. 

 He was employed by Cowanesque Valley Iron Works for many years. 

Surviving besides his wife, Carol, are: two daughters, Diane Hurler of Westfield and Heather (Keith) Chase of Wellsville, NY; two sons, Russell (Laura) Hurler of Chicopee, MA and Kevin (Bambi) Coates of Harrison Valley, PA; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pauline (John) Smith and Betty (Edwin) Kibbe, both of Harrison Valley; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his parents. 

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 25, 2012 in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. His son-in-law, Rev. Keith Chase will officiate. Burial will be in Brookfield Cemetery. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Injection Permits Issued In Highland Township

PA INJECTION Drilling Permit Issued in Highland Twp Township

INJECTION permit issued on 2012-10-15 00:00:00 to ARG RESOURCES INC for site WARRANT 3783 403 in Highland Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, INJECTION

PA INJECTION Drilling Permit Issued in Highland Twp Township

INJECTION permit issued on 2012-10-15 00:00:00 to ARG RESOURCES INC for site WARRANT 3779 401 in Highland Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, INJECTION

PA INJECTION Drilling Permit Issued in Highland Twp Township

INJECTION permit issued on 2012-10-15 00:00:00 to ARG RESOURCES INC for site WARRANT 3783 399 in Highland Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, INJECTION

 PA INJECTION Drilling Permit Issued in Highland Twp Township
INJECTION permit issued on 2012-10-15 00:00:00 to ARG RESOURCES INC for site WARRANT 3777 497 in Highland Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, INJECTION

Recalls

10/19/2012 05:24 PM EDT
The Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY is expanding the recall of Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix 17.2OZ, UPC 077890283363, to include possible contamination of undeclared allergen Pecans (Tree Nuts). The Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY is recalling Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie mixes because they may be contaminated with the undeclared allergen Milk and Pecans.
10/19/2012 05:38 PM EDT
Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ENR) (St. Louis, MO), announced today it is initiating a voluntary market withdrawal of the continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products identified in the table below due to a potential risk of product igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry.
10/19/2012 03:14 PM EDT
Gilster-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Fruit Whirls cereal because it contains undeclared almond butter. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
 

Harrison Valley Chicken BBQ Today

Harrison Valley Fire Department holding Chicken BBQ after 11 today 'till all halves are gone.  $5 each.

Department of Public Welfare Launches Easier Way for Low-Income Residents to Apply for Home Heating Bill Assistance

Department of Public Welfare Launches Easier Way for Low-Income Residents to Apply for Home Heating Bill Assistance
Harrisburg – The Department of Public Welfare is encouraging Low-Income Home
Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) recipients to apply online this year for
assistance in paying home heating bills, a new process that will make the
application process faster and will save taxpayer dollars.

The department is sending all LIHEAP clients who applied online last year a
postcard notice encouraging them to reapply online. In the past the department
sent only paper applications to all perspective clients, even if they applied online
the previous year.

“Paper applications will always be available to our clients who prefer them,”
Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander said. “But, in order to reduce
administrative costs within the LIHEAP program, we are taking a different approach
this year by encouraging clients to apply for the program online.”

Clients who received LIHEAP last year will have the opportunity to apply prior to the
LIHEAP program opening on Nov. 1. By way of the new postcard, clients will be
provided with a pre-registration number giving them access to an online application
that has already been filled out using last year’s data. Clients will simply have to
make sure their online information is correct and update anything that may have
changed, saving both clients and the department valuable time.

All online applications are sent straight to the county office to determine eligibility,
thereby eliminating mail and hand processing time. In addition, the department will
save approximately $75,000 by sending postcards instead of full application packets
in the mail.

“The LIHEAP program is a critical component to helping Pennsylvania families make
ends meet by keeping them warm and safe during the winter months,” Alexander
said. “This is also an example of how the department has looked at each and every
program and identified both big and small ways that we can reduce government
waste.”

LIHEAP is a grant program that offers home heating assistance to eligible low income
households or families in crisis. Each year, the LIHEAP program serves
392,349 Pennsylvania households.

New applicants can begin applying for the program on Nov. 1. Previous clients who
applied online last year, and those participating in a pilot postcard application
program in Lancaster County, should be receiving a postcard. The rest will receive
paper applications in the mail. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first served
basis.

LIHEAP benefits will be issued beginning Nov. 1. Clients interested in applying
online can visit www.compass.state.pa.us.

For more information on LIHEAP, visit the Department of Public Welfare’s website at
www.dpw.state.pa.us.

Port Allegany over Cameron County, 41-0




Port Allegany over Cameron County, 41-0

The Gators achieved victory despite some challenging moments.  The Red

Raiders celebrated their seniors tonight and their wonderful band had a
large group of them.

Coudersport Men Jailed On Felony Robbery/Burglary Charges

Two  Coudersport men were jailed Friday night on felony Robbery and other charges as result of an incident in Coudersport Boro on September 25, 2012, according to District Court records published online.

Arrested by Coudersport Police officer James Collins and arraigned before District Judge Kari A. Stubbs was:
Christopher J. Wilkinson, 22, of Coudersport, PA. He is charged with:

Wilkinson was remanded to the Potter County Jail in lieu of $55,000. percentage bail.

Also charged was Thomas Lee Butler, 21, of Coudersport, PA. He's charged with:

Butler was unable to post $35,000.percentage bail and was also remanded to the Potter County Jail.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Traffic Accident Reported On Rt. 219 In Horton Township

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS
Address: 6407 ROUTE 219
City: HORTON
Cross Streets: MCLAUGHLIN RD * MARCHIORI RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 7 FD
10/20/2012 11:21:23 PM

Rollover Crash On Haskell Road Near Cuba

Rollover Crash On Haskell Road Near Cuba

At 10:35 PM on Friday, Cuba Fire & EMS is responding to a report of a rollover vehicle crash at 4371 Haskell Road near the Witter Road. Officials on scene have called for National Grid to replace a sheared off pole with wires down over the roadway. Fire Police have closed the blue portion of the roadway pictured above between the Witter Road and Cuba Cheese.

Teenager Killed In ATV Crash

Teenager Killed In ATV Crash
http://www.facebook.com/pages/WETM-18-News/258110570617
ADDISON, N.Y. - A Steuben County teenager was killed Friday in an off road all terrain vehicle accident. It happened at 6:30 Friday night in a field off State Route 417 in the Town of Addison.

Killed in the crash was the driver of the four wheeler, 14-year old Jacob Davis of the Upper Swale Road in Cameron. He was a student at the Jasper-Troupsburg Central School.

PA DCNR Appoints New Director of the Bureau of State Parks

PA DCNR Appoints New Director of the Bureau of State Parks

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today announced that he is appointing a 38-year veteran of the state park system to lead the Bureau of State Parks.

David L. Kemmerer, who has risen through the management ranks and has served as assistant bureau director for the past eight years, will oversee Pennsylvania's system of 120 state parks and almost 300,000 acres.

"Dave Kemmerer brings to this position the experience, enthusiasm and energy needed to run a park system as large and complex as ours," Allan said. "Dave has a wealth of experience to draw upon in his new role overseeing the bureau, and I have complete confidence that he will improve resource management and visitor satisfaction; and that DCNR staff across the state will embrace his leadership."

Kemmerer, 61, of Mountain Top, takes over the reins of a park system that is nationally recognized as one of the best in the nation.

"I have great loyalty to the bureau that I have served for many years and am truly excited and honored to be a part of an organization that is dedicated to strong public service and wise stewardship," Kemmerer said. "It's a great service we provide to people – the opportunity to recreate in the outdoors."

Kemmerer served for many years as the manager of the bureau's eastern region where he oversaw the operations, management and staff at 35 state parks. He obtained experience managing park facilities as the park manager at Promised Land and Beltzville State Parks and assistant manager at Hickory Run State Park.

Kemmerer has a Bachelor's degree in parks and recreation with a minor in accounting from Penn State University.

Pennsylvania's state park system is nationally recognized for providing a quality visitor experience and excellence in management thanks to its dedicated staff. The 120 state parks are not only beautiful, but provide unique opportunities for outdoor recreation of all types - hunting, fishing, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, biking, hiking, wildlife watching - as well as environmental education.

They also are economic engines for local communities generating almost a billion dollars in economic activity each year.

There is a state park within 25 miles of every Pennsylvanian.

First Open Mic Night At Abundant Blessings Tea Room & Cafe' Is Friday From 6:30 To 10 PM

Young Male Dog Found In Odin Today

Hi Jim,  

Found this young male dog in Odin today if you could please post his picture. 

No collar, shy but friendly. 

Call 260-5051. Thanks.

- Kathy

Video--PA State Police & Taser Manufacturer Sued In Former Austin Man's Death


Troy R. Hooftallen, 36, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Austin, PA, and son of Roulette resident, Perry Hooftallen, died two years ago today subsequent to the incident on Charley Hill Lane in Gaskill Township near Punxsutawney, PA. 

Troy's obituary as it was published in 2010 is posted below.

Troy R. Hooftallen, 36, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Austin, PA, died Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Allegheny General Hospital.

Born July 6, 1974 at Charles Cole Hospital in Coudersport, PA. He is the son of Barbara J. Wingard of Punxsutawney, and Perry E. Hooftallen and wife Sue of Roulette. His maternal grandparents are Earl and Veronica May of Sagamore.

Troy previously worked as the assistant manager at Price Chopper in Scranton.

He was an avid Denver Broncos fan, enjoyed playing basketball, softball, lifting weights and being outdoors.

In addition to his parents he is survived by two brothers, Terry Hooftallen and wife Rhoda of Austin, and Tim Hooftallen of Punxsutawney, one sister, Betty Hooftallen of Roulette. Lifetime companion, Kimberly Hall, and her children Joshua, Jacob, Marissa and Melissa of Punxsutawney. Niece, Madison Hooftallen, nephews, Dawson and Matthew Hooftallen. Several aunts, uncles and cousins.

DEP Hosting Annual Statewide Brownfields Conference in Allegheny County

DEP Hosting Annual Statewide Brownfields Conference in Allegheny County

HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania, invites stakeholders, community leaders and industry professionals to a statewide brownfields conference from Oct. 29 to 31, at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Allegheny County.

“This annual meeting is emblematic of Pennsylvania’s commitment to being a leader in brownfield reclamation,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “I look forward to sharing ideas with industry leaders to ensure that Pennsylvania continues to innovate in this field.”

Secretary Krancer will address the group as the keynote speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Previously, DEP and the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) held separate statewide conferences that appealed to the same audience, and this is the first year they have worked together on the conference. Organizers, using an advisory panel of industry experts to develop conference content, plan to hold the event in a different region of the state each year.

The theme of this year’s conference, “Marketplace Meets Brownfields,” will highlight current redevelopment topics, including the popular Extreme Makeover competition; mobile workshops; a video showcase of success stories; and technical updates on market trends and treatment options.

There will be a tiered track of courses available to provide continuing education credits for economic development agency personnel, local government organizations, planners, real estate professionals and engineering professionals.

Brownfields are properties where expansion, redevelopment or reuse are jeopardized due to the presence of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants. Pennsylvania’s approach to brownfields redevelopment has proven to be a national model for transforming abandoned, idled properties into places of economic opportunity.

For more information and to register or display an exhibit, contact the conference manager at 412-261-0710, ext. 11 or c.stellfox@eswp.com.

To learn more about brownfields redevelopment in Pennsylvania, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the “2012 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference” button, or call 717-783-1566.

I-80 Columbia County work zone weekly update

Travel Advisory
I-80 Columbia County work zone weekly update

Here are the scheduled lane restrictions/closures in the I-80 work zone around Mifflinville in Columbia County for next week.

From Monday through Thursday, Oct. 22-25, the westbound right lane will be closed on the new river bridge between miles 242 and 241 (Mifflinville and Berwick exits) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in order to remove the parapet on the old westbound bridge. This is due to the bridges being close together and the potential for flying debris that a shield is needed on the new westbound bridge during this operation.

As a reminder, the I-80 westbound Mifflinville on-ramp remains closed. This is due to merging traffic safety concerns in the narrowed two-lane area. The ramp detour remains in effect.

Thomas C. Swartz, 77, of Warren, PA

Thomas C. Swartz
Thomas C. Swartz, 77, of Warren, PA, died Friday morning, October 19, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 1, 1935 in Lawsonham, PA., to the late Clyde and Sydney B. Thomas Swartz. Tom has resided in Warren since 1950 moving here from Lawsonham, PA. 

 He was a 1953 graduate of Warren High School and was employed with the former Pennsylvania Bank and Trust Co. in the maintenance dept. and also with the Warren General Hospital retiring from there in 1996.

He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren Eagles Lodge, Life member of the Struthers Hose, 32nd Degree Mason with the Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge. He had served in the National Guard from 1953 until 1962.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Stahlman Swartz whom he married July 28, 1997 in Las Vegas, NV., 3 Children – Sue Ann Glass and husband, Matt of Milton, FL., Karen Harris and husband, Glenn of Houston, TX., David Swartz and wife, Tammy of N. Warren, PA., 1 Stepdaughter – Mary Stahlman of Corry, PA., 1 Sister – Patricia Constable and husband, Paul of Warren, PA., 7 Grandchildren, 1 Great Granddaughter, several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted Sunday night at 7:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church officiating. Interment will be in ST. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365, Warren Cancer Center or Hospice of Warren County, both located at 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren Manor Nursing Home Patient Activity Fund, 682 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA. 16365. 

Those wishing to place e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhome.com

Coudersport Ambulance To Allison Avenue

At 4:22 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been called to Allison Avenue for a medical emergency.

Guy Robert Knickerbocker, 81, of Rexville, NY

Guy Robert Knickerbocker, 81, of Rexville, NY, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2012) at Jones Memorial Hospital.

Guy was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Potter Brook, Pa., the son of Elmer and Lorena (Jeffers) Knickerbocker.

He attended the Whitesville elementary and high school, and then worked for Delta Drilling, was a logger, and 15 years at the Elkland Tannery. Guy was well-known in the area as a musician and for his horses. His greatest love was his family and extended family.

Guy is survived by his wife, Barbara Knickerbocker; six children, Diane (George) Marsden, of Scio, Linda (Lee) Grover, of Genesee, Jackie Willow, of Ulysses, Guy R. Willow, of Ulysses, Kirk R. Willows, of Rexville, and Melody (Dennis)Empson, of Ulysses; six step-children, Hope Jackson, of Olean, Judy Jackson, of Wellsville, Douglas (Krystal) Jackson, of Allentown, Denise Fluty, of Florida, Richard (Nancy) Waters, of Whitesville, and James (Fawn)Waters, of Whitesville; two brothers, Leslie (Jane)Knickerbocker, Larry (Tammy) Knickerbocker, and known affectionately as a brother, Robert (Charlene) Knickerbocker; and six sisters, Regina (David)Birdsell, Sandra (Allen)Cook, Naomi (Robert)Moon, Rosella (George)Barker,Shirley (Robert)Gee, and Darlene (Ed)McNett.

Guy was predeceased by his parents, one sister, Alverta McConnell, and five brothers, Vivian, Willard, Millford, Ray, and James Knickerbocker.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Oct. 19, 2012) at Howard’s Funeral Home in Whitesville. On Saturday (Oct. 20, 2012), at the Whitesville United Methodist Church, friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral services at 1 p.m. Interment will be conducted at the Whites Corners Cemetery.

In lieu of memorials, donations may be made toward Guy’s burial fund, care of Linda Grover, 3583 Gold Road, Genesee, Pa., 16923.

E-mail condolences can be sent to howardsfuneralhome@zoominternet.net

Rep. Causer Reports From Harrisburg

Capitol Update
Friday, October 19, 2012
 The latest news from the State Capitol
LIHEAP Reform Measure Heads to Governor’s Desk

Legislation to bring much-needed accountability to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Weatherization Assistance Program will soon become law. House Bill 1991 strengthens fraud reporting measures, expands whistleblower protections, and requires the use of the Income Eligibility Verification System to determine the eligibility of applicants for both programs.

The legislation was drafted after Auditor General Jack Wagner uncovered a LIHEAP fraud ring in Philadelphia County, in which 16 people, including several state employees, were charged with stealing more than $500,000 worth of LIHEAP funds. His audits also uncovered cases of recipients receiving benefits by using the Social Security numbers of deceased individuals.

The legislation is just the latest in a series of welfare reforms enacted by the state House this session. The measures protect the interests of taxpayers while also ensuring continued access to benefits to those who truly need them.
 
Impact Fee Distribution Outlined
Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Revenue Headed to Pennsylvania Counties, Municipalities
As of October 2012, the Commonwealth has collected nearly $200 million in impact fees from natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. Under Act 13, a substantial portion of that money is directed to counties and communities that host natural gas wells.

More than $2.8 million is on its way to Cameron, McKean and Potter counties and many of our local communities. For a full list of the fee distribution in our area, visit my website.
 
Thanks for Attending the Senior Expo!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s Senior Citizens Expo in Roulette a success. It was great to see so many familiar faces, and to meet some new folks as well. As always, I enjoyed serving the lunch!
 
House Approves Pro-Jobs Measure

House Approves Pro-Jobs MeasureIn another effort to help bring more job opportunities to the Commonwealth, the General Assembly approved the PEP! Program (Promoting Employment across Pennsylvania) this week. PEP! would provide a state tax incentive for a limited time to out-of-state employers that relocate to the Commonwealth and bring good-paying jobs with them.

The bill also would provide the same tax incentives to employers already located in Pennsylvania that create new, good-paying jobs.

Under the bill, qualifying employers would be able to keep 95 percent of the state Personal Income Tax (PIT) revenue they withhold on behalf of their employees and use it to further invest in and expand their operations. The remaining money would go to the Commonwealth.

Companies would still pay applicable state Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock and Franchise Tax and sales tax in addition to local taxes, including personal income taxes and property taxes.

Manual Resusitators That Don't Work Recalled

Ventlab Corporation Issues Nationwide Recall of its Manual Resuscitators

Resusitators Used By EMS/Hospitals Don't Work/Recalled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 16, 2012 - On July 11, 2012, Ventlab Corporation initiated a nationwide recall of 14,602 of its manual resuscitators. The manual resuscitators as listed below have been found to potentially deliver little to no air/oxygen through the patient valve to the patient, which could result in life threatening health consequences that include hypoxia and hypoventilation.

End Users who have manual resuscitators at the lot numbers listed below should stop using them and immediately contact Ventlab Corporation for further instructions on the return of these products.

Recalled manual resuscitators were manufactured and distributed nationwide to distributors that sold and distributed products to hospitals, clinics and EMS units from March 2012 to July 2012.
The following models have been recalled:  Read more...

Sidney E. "Sid" Stahlman, Jr, 84, of the Riley Road Apartments, Bradford, PA

Sidney E. Stahlman, Jr.
Sidney E. "Sid" Stahlman, Jr, 84, of the Riley Road Apartments, passed away Wednesday, October 17th, 2012, at his residence.

Born April 9, 1928, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Sidney E. and Laura (Childs) Stahlman, Sr.

On October 2, 1954 in Bradford he married Helena L. (Hartburg) Stahlman, who died on April 16, 2001.

Mr. Stahlman was a 1946 graduate of Bradford High School. After high school he worked for Dresser Manufacturing. On December 28, 1948 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, served as a senior radio interceptor operator during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on September 17, 1952. He returned to Bradford and worked as a well log engineer at Birdwell, Piper, Sand Survey, Appalachian, Gerhart, and US Energy.

He was a member and served on the board of the Penn Brad Oil Museum, and a member of the Fireside Pumpers. He was also a member of the VFW in Bradford, a member of the Experimental Aircraft Assoc. in Bradford and Louisiana and a member of the Society of Petro Physicists and Well Log Analyst.

Surviving is a daughter, Sandy (Steve) Mills, of Bradford and Lafayette LA, one son, Sidney E."Sid" (Debbie) Stahlman, III of DeQueen, AR, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. where funeral and committal services will be held with Military Honors to follow at the funeral home at 11:00am on Saturday, October 27, 2012 with Rev. Larry Corner, pastor of the Evans Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Penn Brad Oil Museum, PO Box 36, Custer City , PA 16725 or or the charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Ronald K. Schillinger, 67, of 7 Burnside Ave Bradford, PA

Ronald K. Schillinger, 67, of 7 Burnside Ave Bradford, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital, in Erie after a brief illness.

Born on February 25, 1945, in Bradford he was a son of the late Lawrence and Luella A. (Willis) Schillinger.

On December 30, 1987 in Bradford he married Marlene (DiProspero) Davis Schillinger who survives.

He was a 1963 graduate of Bradford High School. On September 2, 1965 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and serving during Viet Nam and was honorably discharged August 18, 1967.

He was employed as a tool & die maker at Zippo Mfg. for 44 years.

He was a member of the VFW, Eagles, American Legion and Moose. He enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing, but most of all spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Janelle Shikoski, of Wolford City, ND, two sons Mike (Amy) Schillinger, of Virginia Beach, Brian (Mikki) Schillinger, of Bradford, two step sons Matthew Davis, of Bradford, Eric (Christen) Davis, of Bradford, a brother, William (Emma) Schillinger, of Marshburg, ten grandchildren, Mitchell Schillinger, Joshua Schillinger, Stephanie Schillinger, Audrey Shikoski, twins Elsa Sprague and Mara Sprague, Tyler Davis, Anthony Davis, and twins Lauryn Davis, Lydia Davis, two step grandchildren, Eve and Myra Baker, three nieces.

There will be no public visitation. Friends will be invited to a celebration of Ron's life at a later date and time to be announced. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Move on releases new tv ad

Move on releases new tv ad
Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria, and Kerry Washington appear in new TV ad calling out Republican nominee Mitt Romney for his radical stance on issues affecting women.

Dig Pink Senior Night

This was taken the 18th (courtesy of Coach Loretta Lininger’s facebook page), Austin vs. Northern Potter in the “Dig Pink” Senior night. I think these coaches and girls did a wonderful job especially Cassie Fowler and Rachel Glover, this was the 2 girls Senior Project.

Picture include both the Austin and Northern Potter Volleyball players and Coaches.
First Row : Becca Plant, Kina Logue, Mia Glover, Mercedes Shupe, Racheal Glover, Cassie Fowler Second Row: Kaylee Brooks, Cara Gleason, Nicole Smith, Charlotte Chance, Madison Daisley, Katie Jeffers..I do not know the NoPo players...Back row is Austin Coach Amber Roeske and Loretta Lininger along with Northern Potter Coaches. Great event for a good cause.

Nopo Players: Row 3-Katie Kio, Megan Siska, Bri Black, Shayna Graham, Katie Bennett, Demi Youse
Row 4- Sarah Snyder, Allison Thompson, Erica Wilson, Booklynne Cowburn
Row 5-Mariah Morgan, Harlie Wenrich, Katarena Swede, Taryn Bennett 

PennDOT to remove weight restrictions on several routes in Bradford County

Travel Advisory
PennDOT to remove weight restrictions on several routes in Bradford County

PennDOT advises motorists in Bradford County that weight restrictions will soon be removed on several routes following gas-company upgrades.

The current 10-ton postings will be removed from these roads:

Route 1029 (Lake Road/North Rome Road/Macafee Road) in Wysox, Rome, Sheshequin and Litchfield Townships, from the intersection with the north end of Wesauking Drive to the intersection with Cottons Hollow Road;

Route 1067 (Hill Road) in Litchfield Township, from North Rome Road to the intersection with Litchfield Road;

Route 4004 (Ulster Road) in Smithfield and Ulster townships, from the intersection with Saco Road at Riggs to the intersection with Noble Road.

The postings will be lifted as soon as the road posted signs are removed.

Welcoming Dayson Matthew Spencer who was born on October 17th at Cole Memorial.

It’s a Boy!!

Courtney Redmond and Chad Spencer from Roulette, Pa is pleased to announce the arrival of Dayson Matthew Spencer who was born on October 17th at Cole Memorial. Dayson weighed 8lbs 1oz.  He joins his sister Dakota.  


Maternal Grandparents: Sue Weidner of Roulette, Pa; Mark Green of Port Allegany, Pa; Doug and Kim Williams of Roulette, Pa.  

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Donna Blose of Turtlepoint, Pa; Paul and Nancy Williams of Port Allegany, Pa.

Paternal Grandparents: Tim and Nita Spencer of Roulette, Pa.   

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Jerry and Marcia Tauscher of Roulette, Pa; Jack and Jan Pease of Shinglehouse, Pa.

MONTHLY MEETING Of THE BUCKTAIL CHAPTER OF THE MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

THE BUCKTAIL CHAPTER OF THE MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION WILL HOLD ITS MONTHLY MEETING: 11:30 AM-- SATURDAY--10--NOVEMBER--2012--AT THE WWII MUSEUM-- MAIN STREET--ELDRED,PA. 16731. ALL GUESTS,MEMBERS AND WIVES SHOULD ATTEND AS THIS IS A POT LUCK LUNCH (BRING A DISH TO PASS)MEETING. THIS IS OUR ANNUAL PLANNING MEETING FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR. THIS YEAR WE OPEN OUR LIST OF GUESTS UP TO INCLUDE ROTC MEMBERS FROM LOCAL COLLEGES. COME SEE THE WW11 MUSEUM AND SIT IN ON A MILITARY PLANNING MEETING. HOST FOR THE MEETING IS CWO DANIEL J. CAUSER SR (RET ) USAR. . ANY QUESTIONS DIRECT TO THE HOST AT HIS HOME OR HIS OFFICE AT THE WWII MUSEUM.

Rotary Auction Results

Coudersport Rotary Club’s annual Dinner Auction a success

The Coudersport Rotary Club held its annual Dinner Auction on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Coudersport American Legion.

The combination Live and Silent auctions raised a total of $6,133.23 for the Club, which will be used to support such projects as the beautification of Mitchell Park, Inner-City Baseball, Youth Foreign Exchange Program, Youth Leadership Camp, Secret Santa Gifts, local parades, Literacy and more.

A dinner consisting of stuffed chicken breast, green beans and mashed potatoes and gravy was prepared by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, with ice cream for dessert.

Many thanks to those that participated and the sponsors that provided donations, this event would not have been possible without the help of all that contributed.

The Club is always seeking new members. For more information, contact a Club member or stop by a meeting. The Club meets each Monday at noon at The Hotel Crittenden in Coudersport.

Volunteer Program A Success

Volunteer Program A Success

The Northern Potter School District kicked off a Volunteer Program in December of 2011. The program goals were to reduce the tax burden of district citizens and to develop school and community collaboration. 

I am pleased to announce that both goals have been met and exceeded. Our volunteer team has proved themselves invaluable to the staff and students. The district currently maintains a volunteer team of sixteen. We are looking for four more volunteers to fill our twenty slots available during the 2012-2013 school year. Volunteer Bonnie Cooper helps monitor students in the lunchroom. (see picture above) Bonnie said she loves working with the students; “it’s like they are all my grandchildren.”

Don Gilliland Is On Live Chat NOW Regarding Harrisburg's Incinerator

Live chat has ended, but you can see the 
transcript of the chat by clicking on the photo above.

Frances Lucille Finley, 86, of Smethport, PA

Frances Lucille Finley, 86, of Smethport, died Thursday (October 18, 2012) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

She was born Sept. 5, 1926 in Bradford, a daughter of John Francis and Ethel Graham McAnallen. On Oct. 16, 1948, in St. Elizabeth Church, she married Irving E. Caldwell. He died on January 19, 1986. On May 2, 1987, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sartwell, she married Francis W. Finley, who died March 23, 2011.

Mrs. Finley was a 1944 graduate of Smethport Area High School and attended Mason Felix Beauty School in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1948. She owned and operated Fran’s Beauty Shop for 40 years retiring in 1988.

Frances volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 10 years, was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, was a Eucharistic Minister, C.D of A, a member of St. Elizabeth Women, and Quilters at St. Elizabeth of Hungary church. She was also a former member of the Smethport Country Club, and a 25 year member of the Forty Coachmen Club.

She is survived by
one daughter: Deborah Caldwell of Coudersport, PA
two sons: George (Carolyn Jane) Caldwell of East Smethport, and Bernard (Marcia) Caldwell of Dubin, VA
one step daughter: Lori (Doug) Jewell of Smethport
three grandchildren: Tabatha (Matt) Dart, Heather (Mark) Gardner, and Kevin Caldwell
four step grandchildren: Ashley (Chad) Caldwell, Doug Jewell, Justin (Megan) Jewell, and Darien Jewell; 8 great grandchildren
two sisters: Jeanne Caldwell of Arkansas, and Elizabeth “Betty Lou” Schmoker of West Palm Beach, FL
two brothers: John "Jack" McAnallen of Smethport, and Joseph McAnallen of Tucson, AZ
and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Charles, James, and Robert McAnallen.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, at 10 A.M., in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport. A Christian Wake service will be conducted in the funeral home on Sunday at 7:30 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Church, Hamlin Memorial Library, Priority Care Ambulance, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

Head On Crash On Rt. 417 Near Andover

Head On Crash On Rt. 417 Near Andover
At 11:28 am on Friday, Andover Fire & EMS along with Medic 700 have been dispatched to a two vehicle head on accident on Route 417.
POLICE:REPORTING MINOR INJURIES

Coudersport Halloween Parade route change

Coudersport Halloween Parade route change

The Coudersport Rotary Club has announced the route for this year’s Halloween Parade has been changed.

The parade will line-up on Fifth Street at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 27th and will depart along West Street at 3 p.m. and ending at the Gunzburger Building.

Children will have a chance to win prizes, and all will receive ice cream and candy in the gymnasium following the parade.

Open Interviews Today At Empereon Marketing In Coudersport

Shinglehouse Fire Dept. Ham & Turkey Party November 3


Shinglehouse Fire Dept. Annual Halloween Party October 26th


Double Elimination 8 Ball Tournament At Mosch's Saturday

First Open Mic Night At Abundant Blessings Tea Room & Cafe' Is Friday From 6:30 To 10 PM

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Whispering Evergreens Opens This Saturday & Sunday In Ulysses

All Vehicles 10% OFF Listed Price Until November 3rd At Hazel's In Hebron Center



Girl Not Hurt When Car Hits Cow In Road

A 17 year old female juvenile was not injured on Wednesday when her 2004 Dodge Neon struck a cow that was standing in the travel lane of Route 49 in Harrison Township, according to Trooper Timothy Mix, who said the investigation is continuing.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Coudersport Woman Injured In Cornwall Accident

Lebanon Daily News

Fire Dept. Called To Assist Ambulance Personnel

 Fire Dept. Called To Assist
At 11:38 PM on Thursday, Emporium Fire Dept. manpower has been requested to assist Emporium Ambulance at the scene of a cardiac emergency off Route 46, about 5 miles from Emporium. An emergency vehicle has become stuck in a driveway there. A wrecker has been dispatched.  Fire Police have been requested on scene.


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Donald Gilliland On Live Chat At Noon Firday Answering Questions About Harrisburg Incinerator

The Patriot-News' Donald Gilliland answers your Harrisburg Incinerator questions at noon Friday

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on October 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM, updated October 18, 2012 at 5:23 PM



donald gilliland The Patriot-News writer Donald Gilliland.
Who's to blame for Harrisburg incinerator debt?

That's the question posed in Patriot-News writer Donald Gilliland's three-part series looking at the boondoggle that has capital city on the brink of bankruptcy.

Gilliland will be taking questions at noon on Friday about all things incinerator. Set a reminder below in the chat and join him them.    CLICK HERE TO GO TO LIVE CHAT AT NOON FRIDAY

Standing Room Only Crowd At Supreme Court Hearing On Zoning For Drilling

Large, lively crowd turns out for Supreme Court arguments on gas drilling laws


A standing-room-only crowd of cheering activists inspired a raucous atmosphere Wednesday at a crucial Pennsylvania Supreme Court legal argument on the state’s new oil and gas laws.

Two Democratic justices challenged a lawyer arguing to save the state’s limits on local control of gas drilling. After some of the 130 people applauded in the normally staid courtroom at the City-County Building, Downtown, Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille demanded order and threatened to throw out those who didn’t pipe down.

“I’ve never heard (that) before in all my career,” said Walter A. Bunt Jr., a gas industry lawyer.
Justices gave no indication of when they would rule on the constitutionality of the 8-month-old law.
South Fayette, and Cecil, Peters, Mt. Pleasant and Robinson in Washington County are leading a group trying to strike down portions of Act 13. Commonwealth Court ruled 4-3 in July that the state overstepped its authority by allowing drilling in all land-use zones, even residential neighborhoods.

As Philadelphia attorney Matthew Haverstick tried to defend the state’s rule, Justice Max Baer of Mt. Lebanon told him his argument was “scary” to laymen, families and homeowners. Justice Seamus P. McCaffery of Philadelphia asked the attorney about “a private citizen’s right to have a quiet residential community.”  Read more...

Fire Police To MVA On Rt. 46 North

Fire Police To MVA On Rt. 46 North
At 8:22 PM on Thursday, Smethport Fire Police have been dispatched to a report of a property damage MVA near 6011 Rt. 46 North.

MVA with Injuries at 905 West Washington Street

MVA With Injuries
At 8:18 pm on Thursday,  Bradford Ambulance is responding to a MVA at 905 West Washington Street with a patient at 18 Erickson Drive.

Frances L. Finley, 86, of Smethport, PA

Frances L. Finley, 86, of Smethport, died Thursday (Oct. 18, 2012) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday (Oct. 22, 2012) at 10:00 am in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Smethport.

A full obituary will be in Saturday’s edition of the Bradford Era. Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport are entrusted with arrangements.

Charles J. Glover, 76, of Bradford, PA

Charles J. Glover
Charles J. Glover, 76, of Bradford, passed away surrounded by his loving family on October 17, 2012 at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center after a two year heroic battle with pancreatic cancer; in which he participated in a clinical research trial in the hopes of helping others.

He was born on June 24, 1936 in Bradford, a son of the late Frank W. and Katherine Jordan Glover.

On August 15, 1959 he married Janet S. Heath in the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford.

He was a 1955 graduate of the Bradford Area High School; after graduation he began working for Dresser Industries as a mechanical engineer. He retired in 2002 after forty seven years of service; with several patents in his name.

He was a former member of the Bradford Football Booster Club, the Thursday Morning Breakfast Club, the St. Francis fifty plus Club and the Bradford Area High School Alumni Association. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his close friends and family. In his younger years he liked camping, hunting, bowling, golfing and traveling; especially to the sea shore. He was also an avid Buffalo Bills, Penn State and NASCAR fan.

In addition to his wife of fifty three years, Janet S. Glover, Bradford, he is also survived by three sons, David C. (Jo Ann) Glover, Eric J. (Donna Miller) Glover, all of Bradford, Greg J. (Michele) Glover, Sinking Springs, one brother, William Glover, San Jose, CA, one sister, Ann Moore, Bradford, four grandchildren, Amanda Glover, Bradford, Andrew Glover, Brockway, Madison Glover, Morgan Glover, both of Sinking Springs, two great granddaughters, Kiera and Kashmira Glover, both of Brockway, several nieces and nephews including, Alan, Janet, David and Dana Miller and Peter Matajasik.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Francis Glover, two nephews, Steven Miller and Billy Glover and one niece Kathy Hoffman.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. and again on Monday, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home with funeral services immediately following with the Rev. W. Leroy Beckes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Main St., Bradford, PA 16701; McKean County CARE for Children, P.O. Box 616, Bradford or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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

Together: Mainstreaming in Schools from ESU

Together: Mainstreaming in Schools from ESU

This 3-graduate credit course is taught by Dr. Joe Martin and offered through ESU's Elementary and Professional and Secondary Education departments, and intends to cause meaningful interaction of special and regular education teachers. The interaction enables them to review and to develop positive models for their particular schools that allow for exceptional and non-exceptional children to learn together, to respect each other, and to know each other. A major emphasis will be to devise, through group interaction, a plan for implementation of mainstreaming in the particular schools. To register, call (570) 422-2859.

This 45-hour course is scheduled for Friday evenings and Saturdays, October 26 & 27, November 9 & 10, and December 7 & 8, 2012 from 5:00 to 10 p.m. (Fridays) and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturdays) at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. The cost is $1,490.76 for Pennsylvania residents. To register, call (570) 422-2859 or email Jennifer Serowick at jserowick@esu.edu.

Smethport - Arthur O. “Bud” Hector, 79, of Smethport, PA

Arthur O. Hector
Arthur O. “Bud” Hector, 79, of Smethport, died Wednesday (October 17, 2012) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

He was born July 18, 1933 in Smethport, a son of Emil Arthur and Ester Ida Evelyn Anderson Hector. On Sept. 26, 2002, in Las Vegas, NV, he married Judy B. Welch, who survives. They had been together since June of 1988.

Mr. Hector was a 1951 graduate of Smethport High School and attended Williamson Trade School of Media, PA, graduating from there in 1953.

Mr. Hector was a self employed carpenter. In his earlier years, he worked for several different individual carpenters and then went out on his own. He was still semi-active in his profession at the time of his death.

Bud enjoyed sports, especially Pittsburgh Pirates baseball and Pittsburgh Steelers football. He enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards, vacationing in Las Vegas and most of all, spending time in his work shop. He was a social member of the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by
two daughters: Cynthia Hector of Pittsford, NY , and Karen Hector of Bradford, PA
step children: Dixie (Bud) Wright, David (Deb) Wilber, Debra (Paul) Sample, Melissa Platko
step grandchildren: Shannon (Chad) Kleisath, Stacy (Heath) Confer, Paul Platko, Elizabeth Platko, Mary Wilber, Abbey Wilber, Emily Sample, and James Sample
step great-grandchildren: Luke and Jack Kleisath, Branton and Braydon Confer, and Mackenzie Grey.
 Several beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Bruce A. Hector on Nov. 22, 2011, and a sister, Ida Elaine Peterson.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 A.M., with the Rev. Steven Heath, pastor of the Smethport Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, McKean County Hospice and VNA, or the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

Onyx, the blind cat, found !!

Onyx has been found safe !! 

Thank you to everyone who gave me news on “sightings”: Larry Wimmer, Don & Beth Sigafoes, Bev McDowell, Marylou Fourness and to those who rescued Onyx and kept him safe: Paul Carpenter, Karen Carpenter & to Dr. Shaderowfsky for offering adoption if no one claimed him. 

Onyx will no longer be allowed onto the porch to visit with the kitty from next door unless I am with him every minute. Yes, I know I should have never left him…what kind of mother am I !!! Sorry for all the trouble he caused. He had traffic stopped at one point because he was staggering around the road. He scared everyone with his erratic behavior due to his blindness. 

So this is a story of some good news coming out of Roulette. There really are a lot of great people who live here as you can see. And last a big thank you to Jim for keeping Solomons words going and for posting my request. 

Editor's note: It's stories like this that make our work worthwhile.

Wildfire In Deerfield Township, Tioga County

10/18/20125:53 PMFIRE / WILDFIRE 52 BOATMAN RD DEERFIELD TWP
Knoxville Fire Dept. & Valley Ambulance have been dispatched to a Wildfire.

Elk County Humane Society Financial Advisor Indicted on Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

Elk County Humane Society Financial Advisor Indicted on Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Matthews, North Carolina, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of wire fraud and money laundering, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The eleven-count indictment named Richard Danz, 47, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Danz was the financial advisor/accountant for the Elk County Humane Society. From in and around September 2008 to in and around June 2012, Danz embezzled $422,017.81 from the Elk County Humane Society and another client for his own personal use.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 110 years in prison, a fine of $2,750,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the City of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

New Report: Natural Gas Industry Has Spent More Than $23 Million to Influence PA Elected Officials

New Report: Natural Gas Industry Has Spent More Than $23 Million to Influence PA Elected Officials

MarcellusMoney.org update details $774,000 in new contributions; $6.8 million in new lobbying in 2011 and 2012

HARRISBURG, PA--The natural gas industry and related trade groups have now given nearly $8 million to Pennsylvania state candidates and political committees since 2000, according to new research by Common Cause Pennsylvania and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. 

Top recipients of industry money given between 2000 and April 2012 were Governor Tom Corbett (R) with $1,813,205.59, Senate President Joseph Scarnati (R-25) with $359,145.72, Rep. Dave Reed (R-62) with $137,532.33, House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Turzai (R-28) with $98,600, and Sen. Don White (R-41) with $94,150.

Total contributions from natural gas interests between 2000 and 2012: $8 million
Total lobbying expenditures by natural gas interests between 2007 and 2012: $15.7 million
View the data online or download the data sheet.

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Sidney E. "Sid" Stahlman, Jr, 84, of the Riley Road Apartments, Bradford, PA

Sidney E. Stahlman, Jr.
Sidney E. "Sid" Stahlman, Jr, 84, of the Riley Road Apartments, passed away Wednesday, October 17th, 2012, at his residence. 

Born April 9, 1928, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Sidney E. and Laura (Childs) Stahlman, Sr.

On October 2, 1954 in Bradford he married Helena L. (Hartburg) Stahlman, who died on April 16, 2001.

Mr. Stahlman was a 1946 graduate of Bradford High School. After high school he worked for Dresser Manufacturing. On December 28, 1948 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, served as a senior radio interceptor operator during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on September 17, 1952. He returned to Bradford and worked as a well log engineer at Birdwell, Piper, Sand Survey, Appalachian, Gerhart, and US Energy.

He was a member and served on the board of the Penn Brad Oil Museum, and a member of the Fireside Pumpers. He was also a member of the VFW in Bradford, a member of the Experimental Aircraft Assoc. in Bradford and Louisiana and a member of the Society of Petro Physicists and Well Log Analyst.

Surviving is a daughter, Sandy (Steve) Mills, of Bradford and Lafayette LA, one son, Sidney E."Sid" (Debbie) Stahlman, III of DeQueen, AR, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. where funeral and committal services will be held with Military Honors to follow at the funeral home at 11:00am on Saturday, October 27, 2012 with Rev. Larry Corner, pastor of the Evans Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to Penn Brad Oil Museum, PO Box 36, Custer City , PA 16725 or or the charity of the donors choice. 

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

DEP Warns Residents in Three Counties of Bogus Public Water Notice

DEP Warns Residents in Three Counties of Bogus Public Water Notice
Agency Knows of No Water Contamination Issues in Counties

WILKES-BARRE -- The Department of Environmental Protection is warning residents of Carbon, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties to disregard a posting discovered recently at the McAdoo Post Office in Kline Township, Schuylkill County, concerning contaminated drinking water. The flyer was not posted by DEP and was not authorized as an “official public notice.”

The posting makes reference to polycythemia vera (PV), a form of blood cancer, and its relationship to drinking water in 10 communities and “others in the surrounding area.” It also encourages residents to purchase water filters.

Currently, DEP knows of no drinking water contamination issues associated with any of the public water systems in those areas. Additionally, the agency knows of no environmental link between PV and drinking water in Carbon, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties.

DEP reminds residents that the agency posts public notices about drinking water in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, local newspapers and, in some cases, delivers notices to affected customers.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 570-826-2511.

CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND

CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND

WELLSBORO, PA - Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation, parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, have declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per share. The record date is November 1, 2012 and it is payable on November 13, 2012 to shareholders of record. The amount is increased from the previous dividend of $0.22 per share, which was paid in August, 2012, and is the eleventh consecutive quarterly increase in the dividend.

Declaration of the dividend was made at the October 18, 2012 meeting of the C&N Board of Directors.

Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank. Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, Potter, McKean, Steuben, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Corporation’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Approved Minutes Of Potter County Commiussioners Meeting of October 4, 2012