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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chris Foust Writes About The Recent Shootings

The guns aren’t even cooling off between these shootings. Most critics are blaming guns. But what is driving these people to mass casualty murder and more times than not murder suicide? Why the recent spike in mass shootings over the past 10 to 15 years? There have been 31 school shootings since the Columbine incident in 1999. Guns don’t have a mind of their own. So what is the common link between most of these shootings?

I can tell you from a quick google search almost every incident I research the shooter was on some anti-depressant or ADHD medication. From the Virginia Tech, Colorado Batman, and the just recent Connecticut shooting all were on some kind of psychotropic medication either at the present time of the shooting or recent past of the incident. You only have to visit the FDA website of recommendations and alerts for most of these medications to find the words and phrases: Must be closely monitored while taking this medication; may have suicidal temptations; may display acts of aggression; and the list goes on.

When do we have the mental health debate about these acts? The media keeps diverting to gun control. When guns are no longer at the disposal of these characters then they will move on to the next best tool to kill multiple victims. When does the madness end?

Maybe we need more Tim Burton type movies, more desensitizing video games that have led our children to believe murder, rape, and running from the police are the normal. After all the country has successfully removed and demonized any religious moral standards from every public place leaving the children without a moral compass. The country needs to continue the destruction of the family by accepting divorce as an inevitable and normal process of a marriage. Let’s continue to encourage and incentivize single parenting. Lastly, let the fathers and mothers continue to be a lesser role in their children’s lives. I believe it is working out great for us right now. Seriously, start the real debate.

Chris Foust
12/15/2012

Sonya Guinnip of Knoxville, PA, Is A Winner

Ticket #11 has been drawn….
Sonya Guinnip of Knoxville, PA is the eleventh ticket drawn in the 12 Days of Christmas raffle to benefit the To Fill A Backpack program.  Sonya is the winner of the Xbox 360 Console with Kinect.  Thank you Sonya for your support of the Backpack program.

Tomorrow’s prize (the 12th day of Christmas) is the 46” LED Flat Screen TV.  

This will be the final prize of our raffle and the final fundraiser for the Backpack program for this year.  To all that have supported us through the course of the year we thank you.  To everyone who donated a prize for the 12 days of Christmas raffle we send out a big THANK YOU also.  This has been a very good year for the Backpack program and we hope to have the continued support of our local communities to help us keep doing what we set out to do… “help send children to school with the supplies they need” ~!~!  Thanks again to everyone.

Andy Kulp
"To Fill A Backpack"
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA  16746
Blogspot: http://tofillabackpack.blogspot.com/

Coudersport Ambulance To MainStreet

At 7:43 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been called to the 100 block of Main Street for a maternity emergency.

Meeting Monday On Hazard Mitigation Plan

Meeting Monday On Hazard Mitigation Plan

hazardmitigA planning team is continuing its update of Potter County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. Members have been immersed in a comprehensive effort to reduce risks, ranging from man-made hazards to floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, earthquakes or dam failures.

 Eventually, Potter County’s plan will be submitted for approval by federal and state emergency management agencies before being proposed for adoption by the county, townships and boroughs. Cost of the plan is covered by the federal government. GMR Consulting of Coudersport is the overseer.

Among the common mitigation actions are enforcement of building and flood plain management codes and environmental regulations; maintenance of roads, culverts, dams and bridges; standards for retrofitting of structures and new construction; protection of critical facilities; planning and public education. 

More information is available at the website, potterhmp.com.

A copy of the draft plan will be posted on the website starting on Monday, Dec. 17. 

A public meeting will be held in the Gunzburger Building auditorium at 6:30 pm on Dec. 17. Public comment can be made at that meeting, or in writing no later than Jan. 17, sent to: Micki Brown, GMR Consulting, 9 Niles Hill Road, Coudersport PA 16915.

Reaching Out To Local Korean War Veterans

Reaching Out To Local Korean War Veterans

koreaPotter County Department of Veterans Affairs has announced plans for a ceremony to honor the county’s veterans of the Korean War sometime in 2013. Details of the ceremony will be announced. 

In the meantime, Director of Veterans Affairs Will Worthington is compiling a roster of Korean War veterans from Potter County, as well as survivors of deceased Korean War veterans, to include in future notifications about next year’s program. He can be reached by email at wworthington@pottercountypa.net, or by phone at 814-274-8290, Ext. 210.

The National Association of Counties is encouraging county directors of veterans affairs, county commissioners and local veterans service organizations to coordinate recognition ceremonies for Korean War veterans in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the generally recognized conclusion of the war in July 1953.

More Improvements Made To County Website

More Improvements Made To County Website

websitegraphicMore improvements have been made to the Potter County website, aimed at making county services more convenient for the public while improving efficiencies with the county government. 

The site is available at pottercountypa.net (specific pages can be found under a “Departments” on the landing page). Developed by the Potter County Commissioners, the site features conveniences for the public to purchase dog licenses, apply for homestead tax exemptions, obtain phone numbers and email addresses for county and municipal officials, or tap into the Landex system for remote access to deeds and land records and more.

 There’s also current and archived information on the county government and Potter County in general, as well as some interactive functions. Among features are voter registration information and the Potter County Board of Auditors report on county financial records. Another recent addition is archived minutes from business meetings of the Potter County Board of Commissioners. 

Links to information on benefits and other services for military veterans have recently been added (click on Veterans Affairs). Also, eligible organizations can now download applications for Small Games of Chance licenses from the site (click on Treasurer’s Office).

Internet users are encouraged to bookmark the site on their home computers. The new site complements a separate web-based service for information from or about the county government, Potter County Today. Together, the two information services deliver timely information, updated on a daily basis, as well as connections to many other sources.

Gas Drilling Water Treatment Plant Near Ulysses

Gas Drilling Water Treatment Plant Near Ulysses

frac-water-hauling-484Members of Potter County Planning Commission (PCPC) reviewed a land development application for a shale gas wastewater treatment plant proposed for a property along Pa. Rt. 49, south on Ulysses Borough near the Allegheny River headwaters. 

PCPC has no authority to approve the facility, but the agency’s input is considered during the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection permit approval process. 

Local authority is vested with the Ulysses Township Planning Commission. The 34-acre property where REVH2O LLC plans to build a no-discharge water recycling plant was acquired from James and Sandra Hoopes on Nov. 15. An economic development grant from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners is part of the funding package.

Latest Shale Gas Newsletter Available

Latest Shale Gas Newsletter Available

gaswell1Local shale gas development has been slowed by economic trends and shifts in business strategies, but experts remain bullish on the industry in the long term. The latest edition of Shale Gas Roundup, examines these trends. It is now available at the county website, pottercountypa.net (click on Natural Gas tab/Monthly Newsletter).

A publication of the Natural Gas Resource Center, Roundup summarizes multiple issues related to the gas industry as it affects Potter County. The November/December 2012 edition features:
  • A summary and forecast of economic trends and changes in the energy marketplace.
  • Updates on local efforts to monitor and protect water resources.
  • Detailed results from testing of more than 100 wells and springs in Potter County.
  • A report on statewide efforts to monitor and measure air quality impacts from shale gas development.
  • A detailed report on the challenges of identifying and remediating orphaned or abandoned wells across Pennsylvania.
  • A breakdown of the Pa. Act 13 “impact fee” payments recently made to local governments in Potter County.
  • Opportunities for natural gas job training.
Copies of Shale Gas Roundup are also available by calling the Potter County Board of Commissioners at 814-274-8290, Ext. 207, or sending an email to Sharon Costa at scosta@pottercountypa.net.

Happy Birthday Mom


Ruth G. Dahler Gorfida, 84, of Warren, PA

Ruth G. Dahler Gorfida
Ruth G. Dahler Gorfida, 84, of Warren, PA, died Friday evening, December 14, 2012 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston Salem, N.C.. 

She was born November 17, 1928 in Warren, PA. to the late Casper and Anna Kehlri Dahler. 

She was a lifelong Warren area resident. Ruth was employed at the former Montgomery Wards Company as a credit clerk for 16 years and had been employed at the former Struthers Wells Corp. from 1969 to 1975 as an office service specialist. 

She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, the church altar rosary society, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club Ladies Auxiliary. She had served on the board of directors of the Warren Crimestoppers and was crowned as Warren County Ms. Senior.

She is survived by her daughter – Judith A. Meyer and husband, David J. of Winston Salem, N.C., 1 Granddaughter – Allison Marie Meyer, 1 Grandson – Adam James Meyer, 1 Sister – Freida Mansfield of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James P. Gorfida whom she married July 18, 1955 in Bradford, PA. who died June 17, 2000, 2 Brothers – Robert L. and Walter H. Dahler, 2 Sisters – Louise Tannler, Martha Solock. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund or Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4820 Kinnamon Road, P.O. Box 130, Clemmons, N.C. 27012 or a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Local 88612 donates to C.V.F.D.

Local 88612 donates to C.V.F.D.

Local 88612 made a $550.00 donation to the Coudersport fire department. Pictured are Jerry Tucker and Irv Saler from local 88612, and Brian Wilson receiving the donation on behalf of C.V.F.D.

Teresa Kisiel of Coudersport is a Winner

I apologize to everyone for the late posting of the winner for the draw of ticket #10 which was drawn on 12/14/12.  We had our company Christmas party last night and by the time that I got home and was able to draw the ticket I could not contact the winner….

Teresa Kisiel of Coudersport is the tenth ticket drawn in the 12 Days of Christmas raffle to benefit the To Fill A Backpack program.  Teresa is the winner of the Kindle Fire HD.  Thank you Teresa for your support of the Backpack program.

Tonight’s prize (the 11th day of Christmas) is an Xbox 360  4gb console with Kinect

Tickets are still available for the remaining 2 days (Saturday & Sunday) by contacting us at (814) 544-2612.  This will be the last day to purchase tickets so get yours now.  The top prize is a 46” LED Flat Screen TV which will be drawn on Sunday, December 16th.  If you are interested in tickets please contact us as soon as possible to be sure your name is in for the next drawing!!!

Andy Kulp
"To Fill A Backpack"
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA  16746

Coudersport Ambulance To Meadow Lane

At 11:27 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Meadow Lane for a fall victim.

Search Continues For Knife Attacker

Police continue search for State College knife attacker, urge community to be cautious on bike trails

By Christopher Passante — cpassant@centredaily.com
Centre Daily Times
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State police continue to search for the man who attacked a graduate student on a bike trail Wednesday, cutting her neck with a knife.

The victim, whose name has not been disclosed and is described only as a 40-year-old woman, was attacked on a popular trail near the Sunset Park area in Overlook Heights, police said. She was able to escape her attacker after she bit his hand. She was treated and released from Mount Nittany Medical Center on Wednesday.

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Memorial Service For Darlene Sitler on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM in the Northern Potter High School

Memorial Service At 10:30 AM
The Northern Potter School District and the First United Presbyterian Church in Coudersport will be holding a memorial service to celebrate the life of Darlene Sitler on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM in the Northern Potter High School Auditorium, 763 Northern Potter Road, Ulysses, PA

The Saturday morning Memorial Service for Ms. Sitler will be broadcast on video on the Northern Potter School District Ustream sites at the links below:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/northern-potter-cs-news

and

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/northern-potter-high-school-news

The two channels will be utilized in case of a glitch in the technology.
The recorded event can be viewed on the high school Ustream link above.

Last Day Of HUGE BOOK, VIDEO & TAPE SALE AT OLD SW SMITH LIBRARY

LAST DAY OF SALE AT OLD LIBRARY
This Saturday the 15th  is the last day of the HUGE book, video, and tape sale at the old S.W.Smith library in Port Allegany. 

Prices are $1 a box and 50 cents a bag. 

All the money raised goes to the Summer reading program and to purchase new chairs for the new library. Help us make you comfortable as you are reading at the new library. The Friends would like to Thank our community for the wonderful support of the library.

Kane Woman Treated & Released After Sideswiping Truck

A Kane woman suffered minor injuries and was transported to Kane Community Hospital on Friday after a two vehicle crash on Route 321 just before 2:00 PM.

Stevie J. Girts, 20, of Kane, PA, and a baby boy passenger were traveling south on Rt. 321 in a 2004 Chrysler Town & Country.

Victor D. Tindle, 42, of Duncansville, PA,  and his passenger, Adam W. Lees, 37, of Altoona, PA, were traveling in a 2008 International Harvester 430 truck, northbound in the area of the Castlebrook Drive intersection in Wetmore Township.

Trooper Michael Julock who investigated, said Girts, for an unknown reason, traveled into the northbound lane and sideswiped the truck. All occupants of the vehicles were restrained by safety equipment.

Girts was taken by Kane Ambulance to Kane Community Hospital where she was treated and released. She was charged with Roadways Laned For Traffic.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Harrison Valley Woman Hurt In Phoenix Run Road Crash

A Harrison Valley woman was transported to Robert Packer Hospital with what police described as moderate injuries on Wednesday after a 2:00 PM crash on Phoenix Run Road at it's intersection with Parker Hill Road.

Ruth M. Kinchen, 51, of Harrison Valley, PA, was apparently flown to the Sayre, PA hospital by Guthrie Air helicopter.

Clarence A. Bush III, 52,  of Sabinsville, PA, was driving a 1994 Ford Ranger northbound on Phoenix Run Road in Hector Township. Kinchen was driving a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan southbound.

According to Trooper Kocher who investigated, Bush began to turn in front of Kinchen and impacted the front of the vehicles. After impact, Kinchen's van glanced off of Bush's pickup and left the west edge of the roadway where it impacted an embankment and culvert opening before coming to rest. The Ranger came to rest on the roadway. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

Trooper Kocher said Galeton kFire Rescue, Galeton Ambulances, Medic 6, and Guthrie Air assisted.

The vehicles were towed by Gaines Garage.


Coudersport Ambulance To Freeman House For Unknown Medical

At 10:37 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Maple View Lane for a medical call.

I-77 reopened after gas pipeline explosion

I-77 reopened after gas pipeline explosion

By Chris Togneri and Timothy Puko

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — Darrell Sigmon pointed Wednesday to a stone the size of a bowling ball, embedded in the ground a few feet from his house. Inside the home, debris covered the living room floor, remnants of other flying rocks that did not miss.

“I‘m moving,” Sigmon said less than 24 hours after he and his girlfriend jumped out a window to escape the fireball of a massive gas line explosion. “I don‘t want to be anywhere near those gas lines.”

Neighbors surveyed the still-smoking debris of what used to be a quiet, picturesque community before a 20-inch gas line exploded on Tuesday, demolishing four houses and damaging several others. Many people remained in hotels or with family.

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Clairton Takes State Title In 20-0 Victory Over Dunmore

Clairton wins fourth consecutive PIAA football title

By Mike White / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

HERSHEY, Pa. -- Clairton High School won another state championship this afternoon and stretched its state-record winning streak to 63 games with a 20-0 victory against Dunmore in the PIAA Class A championship at Hersheypark Stadium.

Clairton became only the third team in Pennsylvania history to win four PIAA titles in a row.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/high-school-football/clairton-wins-fourth-consecutive-piaa-football-title-666371/#ixzz2F5LYQOr1

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 South

At 9:43 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Rt. 44 South for a medical emergency.

Roulette Ambulance To Oak Lane

At 8:47 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been called to Oak Lane for an unknown medical lifeline call.

12-14 Recalls

12/14/2012 07:01 PM EST

Fiorucci Foods, Inc., a South Chesterfield, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,650 pounds of mortadella because the product contains pistachio nuts, a known allergen, that are not declared on the label.


12/14/2012 10:17 PM EST

Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), issued this press release today to further inform the general public about a previously communicated voluntary user-level recall of three lots of Carboplatin Injection due to visible particulates identified during a retain sample inspection. Findings have identified the particles as Carboplatin crystals.
 
12/14/2012 11:13 PM EST

Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling 371 cases of ready-to-eat cold smoked salmon products because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products, “Nathan’s Brand 3oz Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon” (Product of Chile) and “LASCCO Cold Smoked Nova Atlantic Salmon 4 oz” (Product of Chile) were distributed to various retailers and distribution centers in WA, OR, CA, AZ, TX, CO, MA, NH, CT, RI, NJ, and NY from 11/20/2012 through 12/12/2012.
 

Patricia A. “Pat” Bell, 83, of Shinglehouse, PA

Patricia A. Bell

Patricia A. “Pat” Bell, 83, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away with her loving family at her side on Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness. 

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Porch Light Vigil for the Victims in Newtown, CT

Let's pay tribute to these Innocent Lives stolen away so tragically by having a Porch Light Vigil tonight 12-14-12 starting at 6pm. 

PORCH LIGHT VIGIL TO BEGIN AT 6 PM- WE ASK THAT YOU TURN ON YOUR PORCH LIGHT VIGIL TO LIGHT UP THE SKY FOR OUR CONNECTICUT ANGELS ♥. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PORCH LIGHT, CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WILL DO. IF YOU DECIDE TO LIGHT A CANDLE- USE SAFETY AND DO NOT LEAVE IT UNATTENDED ♥. REST IN PEACE ANGELS ♥ WE SEND PRAYERS TO ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO ARE AFFECTED.

Aletta E. Buchanan, 73, of 86 Euclid Ave, Bradford,PA

Aletta E. Buchanan, 73, of 86 Euclid Ave, Bradford, passed away Friday, December 14th, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 7, 1939, in Bradford she was a daughter of the late James F. and Anna L. (Kline) Weaver.

On May 31, 1958 in Bradford she married Richard G. Buchanan, who died on April 6, 2000.

Mrs. Buchanan attended Bradford Area Schools. She had worked as a nurse's aid at The Pavilion.

Her favorite past time was spending time with her family and friends but most of all spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed camping, bingo and word search puzzles.

Surviving are two daughters, Diana (Sam) Priest, and Laurie (Stephen) Davis, all of Bradford, nine sisters, Ethel Gould, Pearl Sloan, and Norma Lee, all of Bradford, Shirley (William) Confer, of Jamestown, NY, Mary Jane (William) Buchanan, of Jacksonville, NC, Delsie Wingard, of Warren, Helen (Glenn) Miller, of Lewis Run, Linda (James) Barrett, of Lewis Run. and Martha Bailey, of Derrick City, one brother, Jim Weaver, of Bradford, seven grandchildren, Steven (Carrie) Davis, Alan Priest, Jake Davis,Grandson Adam Priest (Missy), Sara Davis, Amy Priest, and Clinton (Amanda) Anderson, three great grandchildren, Kayla, Cameron and Kristian Davis and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother Jacob Weaver.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, December 17, 2012, from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St. where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, December 18th, with Rev. Robert Brest, pastor, of the First Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA, American Cancer Society or The Pavilion at BRMC.

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

Keith M. TRUAX, 84, of Ulysses, PA

Keith M. TRUAX, 84, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, December 14, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Born July 25, 1928, in Potter Brook, PA, he was the son of Stephen and Elsie Robbins Truax. On November 12, 1955, in Gold, PA, he married the former Jean Stilson Gill, who survives. 

A Korean War Veteran, he served honorably in the US Army from 1950 – 1952. He was employed by the Eberle Tannery in Westfield, PA for over 38 years. He loved to hunt, fish, camp, and was an avid NASCAR fan. 

Keith was a member of Morrison Hayes American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville, NY, Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses, and Harold S. Lines VFW Post #6753 in Knoxville, PA. 

Surviving besides his wife, Jean, are: three daughters, Brenda (Marvin) Grover of Genesee, PA, Debbie (Leon) Graves of Middlebury Center, PA, and Penny (Doug) Prokopchuk of Wellsville, NY; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Madeline Vermilyea of Ulysses and Margery Mann of Addison, NY; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Gill Zwieka in 2001; a brother, George W. Truax; and two sisters, Onnolee Hall and Ardell Baker. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, with Funeral Services following at 12:00 Noon. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morrison Hayes American Legion Post #702, 23 Jefferson Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 or Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963, P.O. Box 236, Ulysses, PA 16948. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Edwin B. “Ed” Klesa, 94, of Bath, NY, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Edwin B. Klesa  “former Shinglehouse, PA resident”

Edwin B. “Ed” Klesa, 94, of Bath, NY, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, after a short illness.

Born on June 18, 1918 in Homer Township, he was the son of Fred A. and Lydia F. Guenter Klesa. On January 2, 1943 in Coudersport, he married Bernadine A. Lunn, who passed away on January 14, 1991.

Mr. Klesa attended Inez Country School and was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Coudersport, PA. On December 28, 1942, he joined the U.S. Army, where he attended carpentry school at Camp Lee in Virginia. Mr. Klesa proudly served his country during World War II until being discharged on January 12, 1946. After his military service, Mr. Klesa was a self employed contractor, having built many homes in Shinglehouse, the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, and was supervising contractor for the building of the Ethan Allen Plant in Eldred.

He was a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530. His life long hobby was hunting and digging Ginseng. He also enjoyed trapping, hunting and fishing.

Surviving are two sons, Dale E. (Dottie) Klesa of Wellsville, NY and Rodney V. “Rod” Klesa of Bath, NY; 2 grandchildren, Nickcole Klesa and Colby (Heather) Klesa; a great-granddaughter, Isabel Klesa; a sister, Mary Nanson of Silver Spring, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Klesa was predeceased by 2 brothers, Frederick Klesa and Robert Klesa.

Friends may call on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012. The Rev. Becky Edwards, pastor of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, will officiate. Committal services and burial will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

A fond memory of Ed may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.

Kitchen Appliance Fire In Ridgway

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: 6 W CARDOTT ST [RIDGWAY_B]
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: SPRUCE ST * MONTEREY AVE

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
12/14/2012 5:13:05 PM

NOPO Band & Chorus Tonight At Fire Hall

Northern Potter School District
Come out tonight from 6 PM to 8 PM and see the Northern Potter High School Band and Chorus perform at the Ulysses Area Improvement Christmas activities in the Ulysses Fire Hall. Santa, crafts, games, and music will be featured. It is bound to be a great time!

Possible Water Leak In Roulette Water System

POSSIBLE WATER LEAK
The Roulette Township water system has been experiencing an increasingly higher than normal amount of water consumption over the course of the past couple of weeks. 

This excessive amount does not appear to be normal consumption, but rather a possible leak in the system. Our workers have been attempting to locate the source of the problem, but have not yet been able to make any definitive determinations. 

We ask that if anyone notices an area near their home, or just in passing, that seems to stay abnormally wet or water flowing in a yard that seems unusual, to please contact the township office at 814-544-7549 during normal business hours to report it. We will send someone out to investigate it as soon as possible.

We are hoping that it is not in the basement of a seasonal residence and has just gone undiscovered at this point.

Welcoming Lyndley Elizabeth Templar who was born on December 12th at Cole Memorial.

It’s a Girl!!

Rebecca (Sullivan) and Robert Templar of Galeton, Pa are pleased to announce the arrival of Lyndley Elizabeth Templar who was born on December 12th at Cole Memorial. Lyndley weighed 8lbs. 10 ounces. She joins her brother Liam and sisters Lauren, Lorelai and Logan.

Maternal Grandparents: John and Teri Sullivan of Galeton, Pa.

Maternal Great-Grandparent: Lois Fercron of Coudersport, Pa.

Paternal Grandparents: Connie Templar of Exton, Pa; Donald and Diane Templar of Douglasville, Pa.

Paternal Great-Grandparent: Albert Smith of Canton, Pa.

Regis P. Geitner, Jr., 79, of Warren, PA. and formerly of Oil City, PA.

Regis P. Geitner, Jr., 79, of Warren, PA. and formerly of Oil City, PA. died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his residence after suffering a heart attack. 

He was born July 3, 1933 in Warren, PA. to the late Regis P. and Alice Mullen Geitner. He was a resident of Oil City, PA. for 30 years where he was employed Joy Manufacturing retiring from there after more than 25 years employment. 

He was a 1951 graduate of Warren High School and a Warren area resident for 49 years. Regis was a member of the Oil City Eagles Club, Franklin Elks Lodge, avid golfer and a member of the Senior Golf League of Jamestown, N.Y. A avid fisherman and enjoyed playing softball in his younger years.

He had served with the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his companion, Shirley DeVore Hoden of Warren, PA., 2 Children – Virginia”Ginny” Eakin of Seneca, PA., Regis P. Geitner, III and wife, Irene of Rocky Mount, N.C.
4 Grandchildren – Halyce Eakin, Kailyn Lam, Regis P. Geitner, IV., Sara Geitner, several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister – Margaret Ann “Peggy” Dudenhoeffer. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M. when a memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Paws along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 321 South of Kane

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 321 South of Kane
At 2:00 PM on Friday, Kane Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash with injuries on Rt. 321 South near Gas Works Road.

Helen M. App Wareham, 91, formerly of 17 Yohe Road,

Helen M. App Wareham, 91, formerly of 17 Yohe Road, went to be with Jesus and her beloved husband Paul on December 14, 2012.

Born June 19, 1921, in Eldred, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Cecil (Stives) App.

On June 18, 1937 in Olean, she married Paul L. Wareham, who preceded her in death on April 23, 2011.

Helen and Paul lived in Eldred area until the early 1980's when they moved to Willow Creek. She enjoyed doing crafts, crocheting and working search-a-word puzzles, traveling, music and shopping. Her favorite times were spent with family get togethers and delighted in cooking for them.

Mrs. Wareham attended Eldred Schools. She was a former member of the Bolivar Drive Baptist Church and was very active on the hospitality committee. She later attended the Sawyer Evangelical Church when she was able. She was a member of the Greater Bradford Senior Activity Center.

She spent the last 3 years of her life at the Bradford Ecumenical Home's "Our House" where she was loved and cherished. She looked forward each week to having her hair done.

Surviving is a daughter, Nancy (Ron) Reynolds, of Bradford and a son, Gary (Carol) Wareham, of Warren, four grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, step father William Howell, husband, three brothers, one sister, one half sister and one half brother.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, December 16, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St., and again on Monday from 10:00 to 11:00am at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Brad Preston pastor of the Sawyer Evangelical Church officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, in Pearl, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bradford Ecumenical Home, 100 St. Francis Drive, the Greater Bradford Senior Activity Center, 60 Campus Drive, Sawyer Evangelical Church, 777 South Kendall Ave., or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

Man Killed While Cutting Down Tree

Man Killed While Cutting Down Tree

According to the WBNG report:

A man from Missouri was killed by the tree he was trying to clear out of the way for a natural gas pipeline. It happened in Burlington Township, Pa., just before1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

The Bradford County Coroner said 42-year-old Kenneth Donovan Elliot was working just off the Berwick Turnpike on a Chief Oil site when a tree he was cutting down kicked back, struck him in the head and knocked him to the ground and killed him.

Elliot worked for the Midway Oilfield out of Midway, Texas.

Official: 27 dead in Conn. school shooting

Official: 27 dead in Conn. school shooting

WJAC
NEWTOWN, Conn. —
An official with knowledge of a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school says 27 people are dead, including 18 children. Read more...

VEHICLE FIRE-FIRE IS OUT

VEHICLE FIRE-FIRE IS OUT
Address: 15129 BOOT JACK RD
City: RIDGWAY_T
Cross Streets: SHELVEY SUMMIT RD
VEHICLE FIRE IN PARKING LOT NEAR SUMMIT MOTEL--
Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
12/14/2012 1:18:41 PM

Pastor Steven and Shalene Small Having Open House Sunday

Pastor Steven Small is pictured with his wife Shalene and children Ty, Calla and Eli. Lou Karija photo.

The Smalls arrived in Potter County in July. Pastor Small is in charge of the Southern Potter Charge which includes Faith United Methodist in Sweden Valley, Austin UM., Keating Summit UM. and Costello UM. Pastor Small moved here from Tyrone and has been busy meeting all his parishioners, preaching on Sundays, visiting people in Sweden Valley Manor, the hospital and around town. He is an avid hunter and managed to take Ty and Calla deer hunting. The Smalls also enjoy walking and hiking.

Shalene has been busy being a Pastors wife and being a mom to her three wonderful children and volunteering when she can.

Pastor Steven and Shalene are having an open house at their home next to Faith UM. church in Sweden Valley on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 2 till 5 all are welcome to stop by and say hello.

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees At Whispering Evergreens In Ulysses

Men's Shopping Weekend At Olde Schoolhouse Village Shoppes In Eldred

Thursday, December 13, 2012

10% OFF All Used Vehicles Thru January 5th At Hazel's On Rt. 44 North Of Coudersport










Coudersport Man Charged In Monday Incident In Boro

A Coudersport man was charged by Coudersport Police Chief Lee Gross after an incident in the Boro of Coudersport on Monday.

Donovan Allen Freese, 33, of Coudersport, PA, was arrested and arraigned before District Judge Annette L. Easton

Judge Easton set bail at $5,000. straight cash and Freese was committed to the Potter County Jail when he was unable to post bail.

Sentenced For Welfare Fraud

The following individuals were prosecuted and sentenced for fraudulently receiving public assistance benefits:

· Asia M. Al-Mateen, 37, of Dallastown, York County, received more than
$2,700 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Al-
Mateen was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay full
restitution and costs.

· Diane L. Ayala, 43, of Bradford, McKean County, received more than $6,850
in medical assistance transportation benefits. Ayala was sentenced to 45
days to 18 months incarceration, 80 hours community service and was
ordered to pay full restitution.

· Deeanna M. Bellman, 24, of Johnsonburg, Elk County, received more than
$2,400 in SNAP benefits. Bellman was sentenced to five years probation and
was ordered to pay restitution, costs, and fines.

· Barbara L. Bower, 32, of Charleroi, Washington County, received more than
$1,250 in SNAP benefits. Bower was sentenced to 18 months probation, 50
hours community service and was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and
fines.

· Lamonte C. Brandon, 58, of Meadville, Crawford County, received more than
$2,250 in SNAP benefits. Brandon was sentenced to one year probation and
was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and fines.

· Melissa F. Brown, 29, of Youngsville, Warren County, received more than
$3,250 in SNAP benefits. Brown was ordered to pay full restitution and fines.

· Sandra M. Chiavaroli, 45, of Wallingford, Delaware County, received more
than $3,300 in SNAP benefits. Chiavaroli was sentenced to two years
probation and was ordered to pay full restitution.

· Wendy L. English, 33, of Clearfield, Clearfield County, received more than
$11,150 in cash assistance, medical assistance, and SNAP benefits. English
was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay full
restitution, costs, and fines.

· Francisca Espada, 46, of Reading, Berks County, received more than $1,100
in cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Espada was sentenced to two years
probation and was ordered to pay full restitution.

· Shelley L. Fitzgerald, 45, of Chester, Delaware County, received more than
$3,400 in cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Fitzgerald was sentenced to
three years probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and fines.

· Anita Goodson, 43, of Norristown, Montgomery County, received more than
$1,500 in cash assistance benefits. Goodson was ordered to pay full
restitution and costs.

· Crissey Lasko, 31, of Somerset, Somerset County, received $500 in SNAP
benefits. Lasko was sentenced to one year probation and was ordered to pay
full restitution, costs, and fines.

· Tiffany M. McMullen, 37, of Reading, Berks County, received more than
$12,000 in SNAP benefits. McMullen was sentenced to six years probation
and was ordered to pay full restitution.

· Trisha M. Rodeffer, 32, of Greencastle, Franklin County, received more than
$12,550 in medical assistance and SNAP benefits. Rodeffer was sentenced to
five years probation and ordered to pay full restitution and costs.

· Penny A. Stroup, 44, of Titusville, Crawford County, received more than
$21,950 in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and SNAP
benefits. Stroup was sentenced to 24 days incarceration, two months house
arrest, five years probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.

· Joy Williams, 29, of Reading, Berks County, received more than $3,800 in
cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Williams was sentenced to five years
probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.

Santa At Roulette Fire Hall Saturday from 9 to 11 AM


Michael F. “Sandy” Campbell, 68, of Slack Hollow Road, Eldred, PA

Michael F. 'Sandy' Campbell,
loving husband, father and grandfather

Michael F. “Sandy” Campbell, 68, of Slack Hollow Road, Eldred, PA, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 11th, 2012) at his residence following an apparent heart attack.

Born May 17, 1944, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Andrew and Margaret Richey Campbell. On March 10, 1979, in the Eldred United Methodist Church, he married Donna Stuckey, who survives.

Sandy attended Otto-Eldred High School and later completed courses in refrigeration at BOCES in Olean.

Mr. Campbell served with the U.S. Army in Germany from 1961 to 1964. He was employed for several years at Clark Brothers in Olean. He worked for many years as a union carpenter in the area. For seven years prior to his retirement in 2006, he was employed as a framer at the Ethan Allen Furniture Company in Eldred.

Sandy attended the Eldred United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 947 of Greater Pennsylvania for many years. He also was a member of the Northern Star Masonic Lodge 555 F&AM of Duke Center. He also was a member of the S.H.A.R.K.S.

He played and sang bluegrass and country music with his bands for many years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and rebuilding cars, tractors and trucks. He also enjoyed camping and caring for the wildlife around their home.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Craig Campbell, Michael Campbell and Christopher (Scotty) Campbell; two daughters, Lisa (Kim) Corbin and Kim Campbell; two stepsons, Bernard (Lorie) Henning and Brian (Julie) Henning; one stepdaughter, Pastor Jackie Condon; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson; two sisters, Betty (Tony) Fortushniok and Peggy (Fred) Gulick.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Dale Campbell; and two sisters, Maxine Remington and Nora Holland.

Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred, where funeral services will be held Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2012) at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ron Emery and his stepdaughter, Pastor Jackie Condon, co-officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery,
Eldred.

A Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com.

Jerry Fillhart of New York City, NY, Is A Winner

Ticket #9 has found its way to the top….
Jerry Fillhart of New York City, NY is the ninth ticket drawn in the 12 Days of Christmas raffle to benefit the To Fill A Backpack program.  Jerry is the winner of the Remote Car Starter.  Thank you Jerry for your support of the Backpack program and Thank You Steve Kelly/Thumpin N’ Bumpin of Coudersport for your donation to our raffle.

Tomorrow’s prize (the 10th day of Christmas) is a Kindle Fire HD.
 
Tickets are still available for the remaining 3 days by contacting us at (814) 544-2612.  As we progress so do the value of the prizes.  Top prize is a 46” LED Flat Screen TV.  If you are interested in tickets please contact us as soon as possible to be sure your name is in for the next drawing!!!

Andy Kulp
"To Fill A Backpack"
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA  16746
Blogspot: http://tofillabackpack.blogspot.com/

Welcoming Esher Jason Reed born 12-12-12 Born At Home In Ulysses

It's A Boy Esher Jason Reed.

Welcoming
Esher Jason Reed born 12-12-12 weighing 7lbs and 9 ounces to the thankful parents Amy Mae (Danzer) and Jason Kenyon Reed of Ulysses, PA. He joins his siblings Ellie, Allan, Jack, and Eden.

Maternal Grandparents are Delores Danzer of Sikeston, MO and Rolf Danzer of Lewistown, MT.

Maternal Great-Grandparents are Helen Wifler of Bellingham, WA and Ardis Ridgeway of Lewistown, MT.


Paternal Grandparents are Vonda and Allan Reed of Mansfield, PA.

Paternal Great-Grandparents are Marsha (James) Elliott of Osceola, PA and Doris Reed of Genesee, PA.

Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses in McKean, Potter, Tioga and Warren Counties

Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses in McKean, Potter, Tioga and Warren Counties

SBA disaster declaration made to eligible entities for drought that began on June 26, 2012

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will make available federal economic injury disaster loans to small businesses and private non-profit organizations located in McKean, Potter, Tioga and Warren counties, as a result of the drought that began on June 26, 2012.

“This past Summer, severe drought had a devastating impact along the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and further west into McKean and Warren counties, with agriculture and small businesses suffering losses," said Rep. Thompson. “Local businesses impacted and eligible for disaster loan assistance have until July 29, 2013, to apply through the U.S. Small Business Administration.”

When the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture issues a disaster declaration to help farmers recover from damages and losses to crops, the Small Business Administration issues a declaration to eligible entities affected by the same disaster.

Under this declaration, SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities with the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers. Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.

The loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 3 percent for private non-profit organizations of all sizes and 4 percent for small businesses, with terms up to 30 years. The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its financial resources. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than July 29, 2013.

Approved Minutes of Potter County Commissioners' Meeting on November 29, 2012




Santa Claus is coming to Coudersport!

Santa Claus is coming to Coudersport!

Santa will be at his workshop located beside the Maple Tree Restaurant on Friday, December 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday, December 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Admission is a can and/or bag of dog or cat food. Come and visit with Santa and Frosty the Snowman.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Santa's elves.
Bring your camera. No pets please!

There will be a drawing for a prize for a girl and a boy.

Sponsored by Teacher's Pet Rescue and Friends.

DEP eNOTICE - Regulation Update

DEP eNOTICE - Regulation Update

On 12/13/2012, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission took the actions noted on the following final regulations:

1. Dam Safety and Waterway Management Fees - Approved
2. Sulfur Limits in Commercial Fuel Oil - Approved

STRUCTURE FIRE-IN JOHNSONBURG REPORTED OUT

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: 112 CUSHING AVE [JOHNSBURG]
City: JOHNSBURG
Cross Streets: W CENTER ST * ROLFE LN
REPORT FROM SCENE INDICATES A FIRE IN AN OVEN THAT IS NOW OUT. VENTILATION IS NEEDED.
Agency: ELK COMPANY 2 FD
12/13/2012 5:03:37 PM

Potter County Commissioners' Agenda For December 13, 2012



Coudersport Ambulance To Main Street

At 5:09 PM on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to N. Main Street for an unknown medical.

Linda A.Troutman, 64, of 91 Willard Ave Bradford, PA

Linda A.Troutman, 64, of 91 Willard Ave Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Born September 3, 1948 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Robert F. and Patricia (O'Harragan) Lyons. She was a 1966 graduate of Bradford High School.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children and especially her grandchildren. She also like shopping on QVC.

Surviving is her companion Harry "Hap" Anderson, two daughters, Kelly Engel of Bradford, Kristy (Dan) Kline of Bradford, one son, Jeffery Troutman of Bradford, one sister, Ione (Alan) Potter, Dayton, OH, one brother, Timothy (Barb) Lyons of Bradford, six grandchildren; Kylie, Matt, Dan, Dana, Kaiden, and Kara, two great grandchildren; Tayton and Jordyn, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Jean Himes and one nephew, Craig Potter.

There will not be any visitation, at Linda's request her body was donated to medical science. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of her life, Friday, December 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm at her daughter, Kelly's house, 84 State St., the home which Linda was raised in.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials if desired may be made to the American Lung Association or American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Penn State DuBois Campus Professor's Work Published in International Anthology


 Professor Richard Kopley
Campus Professor's Work Published in
International Anthology

DuBOIS – A short story written by Penn State DuBois Distinguished Professor of English Richard Kopley has been chosen for inclusion in this year's edition of an exclusive international anthology of fiction literature compiled and printed in England. The Lightship Anthology 2 (Lightship Publishing) is the second collection of short stories, poems, and flash fiction written by authors from around the globe. It is meant to discover the best new literary voices writing in English. Kopley's work is one of 10 selected for inclusion in the anthology's short story category, out of a total of 552 submissions.

Kopley’s story, "The Hideous and Intolerable Bookshop," was inspired by Manhattan’s Book Row, a now vanished part of a New York City neighborhood that was once home to an extensive assemblage of eclectic bookshops. Kopley’s fantasy of visiting the site of the extinct Book Row to discover a little-known shop still operating prompted him to write the story. Told in the first person, the story features a hero who finds both familiar comfort and unexpected mystery once he enters the forgotten store.

Kopley is no stranger to seeing his work in print. His academic work, such as research into literary legends like Edgar Allan Poe has been published extensively. In that vein, he published his analytical volume Edgar Allan Poe and the Dupin Mysteries (Palgrave Macmillan) in 2008, in which he examines the structure, sources, and autobiographical significance of Poe's detective stories, which many say inspired the entire detective genre in modern literature.

Notably, Kopley is about to break into the children’s fiction realm with the soon-to-be-published "The Remarkable David Wordsworth," and he hopes to keep his momentum going in the fiction genre.

"I’m very happy to have my story published in Lightship Anthology 2," Kopley said.
"The book is very new, but my dream of becoming a fiction writer is very old. So I’m especially pleased. I hope to publish a collection of short stories someday."

Kopley recently returned from a literary awards ceremony in Hull, England where he was recognized for his work and its inclusion in the anthology.

The Lightship Anthology 2 is available at www.almabooks.com/lightship-anthology-2-p-433-book.html and at amazon.com

Virginia L. Hopkins, 88, of 120 Russell Blvd., Bradford, PA

Virginia L. Hopkins, 88, of 120 Russell Blvd., Bradford, PA, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Bradford Manor.

Born August 8, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Floyd M. and Katherine (Thomas) Lewis.

On February 9, 1946 in Bradford at she married Robert G. Hopkins, who died August 1, 1983.

She was a 1942 graduate of Bradford High School.

She was employed as an Executive Secretary at KOA Speer Electronics for 24 years. She was a volunteer with the BRMC Auxiliary and was a member and very active with the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Terry Hopkins, of Minnesota, Dean Hopkins, of Bradford, Roland Hopkins, of N. Tonawanda, NY, Scott Hopkins, of Charlotte, NC, five grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, Bruce and Thomas Lewis.

There will be no public visitaton. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701 or the charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Fire Fighters Dispatched To Automatic Alarm In Eldred

Fire Fighters Dispatched To Automatic Alarm
At 4:19 PM on Thursday, Eldred Firefighters have been dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at the Andrus Residence on Bell Brook Road off Mechanic Street In Eldred.

911 has conflict on address, correct address is reported to be 484 Barden Brook Road.
At 4:40--address now determined to be on Ralph Road off the Artline Road, equipment en route there. 

Penn State DuBois Campus Students Introduce Children to Exotic Species

Penn State DuBois Campus Students 
Introduce Children to Exotic Species

Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology student Chelsea Clark presents a red-eared slider turtle to a fourth grade class at Moshannon Valley Elementary School. 

HOUTZDALE, PA – Students in Penn State DuBois' Wildlife Technology Program put their skills and knowledge to the test recently when they were asked to switch sides of the desk and become teachers, themselves. The students visited fourth graders at the Moshannon Valley Elementary School. They introduced the youngsters to several exotic species of animals found in Pennsylvania using interactive games and activities.

"An exotic species is a species not native to an area," explained Wildlife Technology Instructor Keely Roen. "All of these were non-native species to Pennsylvania that have either become problems or are in competition with native species." Roen said those species are usually artificially introduced in a variety of ways. Sometimes it's because people have let exotic pets free in the wild. Other times it's because the species came to this country or state as stowaways in shipments of plants or other cargo from other countries.

The species that the Penn State students made presentations on included red-eared sliders, a variety of turtle native only to the southern United States, but a popular pet turtle that often finds freedom in natural areas where it does not belong. Students also presented information on stink bugs, feral pigs, European starlings, and the chestnut blight, a fungus native to Asia that nearly wiped out the American chestnut tree in the early 1900's.

To make the presentations both educational and fun, the Penn State DuBois students guided children through art activities like making feral pigs out of clay, and using paper plates to make model turtles. The wildlife students also used colorful posters with photos of animals and insects to give the children visual examples of the species being covered.

According to Nisa Makowiecki, fourth grade teacher at Moshannon Valley, her students learned a great deal, and the timing of the visit was just right. She said, "The Moshannon Valley fourth grade students have been learning about how changes in ecosystems affect our world. The Penn State DuBois Exotic Species Presentations gave the students a visual depiction of the concepts they have been learning in their science class. The Penn State students created engaging, hands-on projects that brought their science book to life."

"I think it was important to introduce the students to a topic that isn't normally talked about in class," said Penn State DuBois student Mandy Marconi. "Overall, we wanted to make the youth aware of the exotic species in a fun way that both educators and learners could enjoy."

According to Roen, the lesson plans, games, and activities that her Penn State DuBois students designed for this visit were a valuable part of their education, as well.

"If they end up in a job working as a park ranger, or for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, or for any number of conservation agencies, they'll have to create games and lessons to educate the public and interested groups," said Roen. "In those professions, you never know when you might be asked to do a program. These professionals are asked to instruct programs for kids and organizations all the time. This prepares them for that."

In gauging feedback from these demonstrations, the wildlife students from Penn State DuBois are already skilled presenters. Makowiecki said, "The fourth grade students wrote reflective essays about what they learned from the Penn State presentations. For example, one fourth grader wrote that she learned about how a change in a food web affects all the animals. Another student wrote that he now knows that releasing a non-native turtle like the red-eared slider into the wild could harm the native turtles. These are just a few examples of the many concepts the fourth grade students learned from the Penn State DuBois Exotic Species Presentations."