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Rock The Tarmac At Berger Lake

Potter County Fair Starts Sunday

Potter County Fair Starts Sunday CLICK ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD 2017 FAIR BOOK.

Woodsmen Show at Cherry Springs State Park

Potter County Family Fun Fair

Potter County Family Fun Fair

Howard's Inc.

Howard's, Inc. Kubota

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CIMINO AUTO PARTS

PETE AND JEAN FOLK ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES ARE SELLING HOWARD FURNITURE PRODUCTS AND SIMICHROME POLISH AT THE CALL OF THE NORTH GIFT SHOP....2367 Route 6, Gaines, PA 16922. 814-433-4111 and THE RIGHT STUFF at 364 East Second St., Coudersport PA. 814-274-4200.......These products are no longer available on Main Street in Galeton due to the closing of the Heart’s Desire store.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Huge Barn Sale Saturday & Sunday South Of Port Allegany

Truckload Sale At Howards In Coudersport

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Medic's Called To Raceway

Medic's Called To Raceway
At 10:55 PM on Saturday, Medic 16 has been called to the McKean County Raceway to assist with a race driver with a head injury.

Pickup Truck Crash In Keating Summit Dispatched

Pickup Truck Crash In Keating Summit
At 10:40 PM on Saturday, Austin Fire & Ambulance with Medic 6 have been dispatched to Route 155 in Keating Summit for a pickup truck crash near the Keating Summit Hotel.


4/27/201310:37 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 9839 ROUTE 155 KEATING TWP
Mercyflight standby cancelled.

Vehicle Fire On Drum Road In Allentown

Vehicle Fire On Drum Road In Allentown
At 9:52 PM on Saturday, Scio and Allentown Fire Dept. dispatched to a vehicle fire in Drum Road, just off Route 417.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McKean County would like to thank the businesses and individuals who participated and donated in Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2013. 

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is our largest annual fundraiser that took place on March 23, 2013 at Byllye Lanes in Bradford. Funds raised will support ongoing professional match support for one on one matches between adult volunteers and youth in need of an additional positive adult role model throughout McKean County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is an evidence-based mentoring program shown to prevent substance abuse and anti-social behavior among youth. Served youth show significant improvements in school attendance, academic performance, involvement with positive school and community activities, self-esteem, interpersonal and problem solving skills, and future planning and goal setting. Served youth are also much more likely to develop friendships with positive peers and have improved relationships with family members. 

It costs approximately $1,800 per year to support a match. In McKean County, Big Brothers Big Sisters currently serves 21 matches with 28 children on the waiting list for a mentor.
A total of 56 teams turned out to bowl at this year’s event in McKean County. With individual bowler donations and business sponsorships, Bowl For Kids’ Sake raised a total gross amount of $20,783 for the McKean County mentoring program. An additional in-kind donations including prizes, food, banners and other supplies, valued at approximately $2,695, supported the event’s success. Individual bowlers brought in $14,318 while business sponsors donated an additional $6,465.

Each individual bowler was asked to raise a minimum of $35. Staff and children involved in the Independent Living program of the McKean County Department of Human Services raised nearly $2,877 of the total amount raised by bowlers and contributed prizes to the event. The individual bowlers that raised the most money were 1st place, Brenda Bloomgren who raised $ $567.00, 2nd place went to Stacey Gallagaher who raised $500, and Tiffany Swanson took 3rd raising $458. Those bowlers raising the most money received prize packages containing Kwik Fill and Corsby’s gas cards, Tops Friendly Market and Save-A-Loy grocery gift certificates, and Wal-Mart gift cards. Every participant enjoyed two bowling games, shoe rental, food, lots of entertainment, and tons of prize giveaways.
 
This year’s event sponsors included Championship sponsors, American Refining Group and the Kane Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #307. Perfect game sponsors included WESB, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and Little Caesars, who donated the pizza for this year’s event. Strike sponsors include Close’s Lumber, Asel Enterprises Inc, Kiwanis Club of Bradford, Smethport VFW #2497, Kwik Fill, Straub Brewery, Byllye Lanes, and the Bradford Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie # 2432. Spare sponsors were Pine Haven Veterinary Clinic, W.E. Swanson Agency, Zook Motors, Kwik fill, Zippo/Case Museum, Northwest Savings Bank, General Roofing Co, Burns & Burns Associates Inc, Cutco-Ka-Bar Visitor Center, Kane Lions Club, KOA Speer Electronics, Marche Club, McKean County Animal Hospital, Mount Jewett Veterans Memorial Club, Mount Jewett VFW Post 6347, Mount Jewett Rotary Club, and the Smethport Rotary Club. Thank you to all of these businesses, the additional general donors and the many, many more businesses that donated prizes for supporting Bowl For Kids’ Sake and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of McKean County.

If you or your organization is interested learning how to participate in or donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of McKean County, please call Big Brothers Big Sisters toll-free at 1.877.776.1636.




Coudersport Rotary Seeking Host Families For Spanish Exchange Student

Coudersport Rotary Seeking Host Families For Spanish Exchange Student

As part of our club’s long history of involvement with youth exchange programs, we are pleased to announce that Victoria Garcia, a resident of Spain, will be joining us for the 2103-2114 school year.

Victoria is 15 years old and is an accomplished musician. She also likes sports and science. Her parents are chemists. She is from Sabinanigo, a town of 10,000 located in the Pyrenees Mountains near the French border. She is an animal lover and has a dog. Her background indicates that she is both an intelligent and reliable young woman.

Coudersport Rotary is seeking two host families for Victoria. She would be with the first family until January and with the second family until June. Victoria will be attending Coudersport Area Jr. Sr. High School.

While she speaks English, she is anxious to sharpen her language skills, and to see small town American life, she is also wants to be part of an American family and learn about our country.
Being a host family has many benefits as well. Here is a unique opportunity to learn about Spain, its culture, and language through Victoria. The host family provides room and board for the student, and is expected to include the student in family and community activities. Rotary furnishes health insurance, spending money, as well as ongoing guidance and advice. A Rotary counselor is available to provide assistance as needed to both the student and host family.
Coudersport Rotary is also sponsoring CHS student Michaela Keating as an outbound exchange student to Germany. She will be leaving Coudersport in August to meet her first German host family.

The Rotary Exchange Student Program is one of the largest and least expensive programs of its type in the world. We have sent local students to Germany, France, Italy, and Thailand in recent years, and we have hosted students from the Dominican Republic, Peru, Germany, Thailand, Poland, and France, among other countries.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share your family, community, and country with this young visitor. Here is a special chance to show Victoria what we are all about, and to learn a great deal in the process. Many times a family-like relationship between foreign students and host families goes on for years after the exchange is over. Interested parties should contact John Leete at 274-7878 or Melissa Gee at 544-7315

Skywarn Training Class Scheduled in Emporium May 16th


Liberty Dispatched For A Wild Fire

At 6:05 PM on Saturday Liberty Dept 9 was dispatched to Rt. 414 East for a wild fire.

Upcoming programs at Cherry Springs State Park

Upcoming programs at Cherry Springs State Park

Introduction to Spring Constellations
Saturday May 4th 9:30 PM-11:00 PM

It may have seemed a long time coming but spring has arrived according to the constellations in the sky. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff and volunteers. Explore other deep space objects that we will view through the park’s telescopes.

Night Sky Tour
Saturday May 11th 9:30 PM-11:00 PM

Experience the splendor of the night sky. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Hear the legends and myths surrounding these patterns in night sky. Explore planets, star clusters and other deep space objects through the park’s telescopes.

Programs are conducted at Night Sky Viewing Area which is located opposite the gated Astronomy Field

If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program will be held in the pavilion on the South Side of the park. However this program may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

The weather can be cool and damp, dress accordingly. For further information, please call the Lyman Run State Park office at (814) 435-5010.

The park asks that visitors to the Night Sky programs to please leave their pets at home. Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet friendly environment.

Leonard F. Bennett, 77, of Looker Mountain Trail, Rixford, PA

Leonard F. Bennett beloved husband, father, and grandfather
Rixford- Leonard F. Bennett, 77, of Looker Mountain Trail, passed away Friday (April 26th, 2013) at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born February 23rd, 1936 in Olean he was a son of Albert and Dorothy Dibble Bennett. In 1968 at the People’s Methodist Church in Salamanca, he married Jean Scott who survives.

Leonard was a 1954 graduate of Otto High School. He later graduated from Bryant and Stratton 
 Business College in Buffalo. He was a lifelong resident of Rixford.

Mr. Bennett was employed by Quaker State for 35 and a half years retiring as office manager. 
After retirement he worked for Zona Lumber Co. in Eldred for several years.

Leonard attended the Eldred United Methodist Church. Along with his wife Jean, he ran the Otto-Eldred food mission for a few years. He loved his grandchildren and he loved farming.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Steven L. Bennett of Rixford and Scott A. (Kathryn) Bennett of Canandaigua, NY; three grandchildren, Max, Sadie and Olivia Bennett; a brother, Thomas D. (Deborah) Bennett of Rixford; three sisters, Marjorie Childs of Bolivar, Joyce Bennett of Rixford and Norma (John) Johnson of Portville; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Monday (April 29th, 2013) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 5 to 7 pm and Tuesday from 11 am to 1 pm, at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Ron Emery officiating. Burial will follow in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McKean County VNA and Hospice, 20 School St. Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

Coudersport Ambulance And Medic 6 Dispatched To Ellison Ave For A Medical Emergency

At 5:45 PM on Saturday Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 were dispatched to Ellison Ave for a Medical Emergency.

Roulette Ambulance To Main St. For A Medical Emergency

At 5:12 PM Saturday Roulette Ambulance was dispatched to Main St for a medical emergency.

Clarksville Called Out For Grass Fire

Clarksville Called Out For Grass Fire
At 4:40 PM on Saturday, Clarksville Fire Sept. has been dispatched to a grass fire near 3830 Rt. 305 near the Cuba Town LIne.

Rollover Crash On Rt. 15 Northbound


4/27/20134:25 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT NORTH 15 MANSFIELD
Blossburg & Liberty dispatched for a rollover crash on Rt. 15 in the northbound lane. Helicopter dispatched.

Bernice E. Jennings, 80, 32 Poplin Ave., Bradford, PA

Bernice E. Jennings, 80, a loving mother and grandmother, of 32 Poplin Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, at the home of her daughter Jackie.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Two Stabbed to Death in Tionesta/Suspect In Custody

BREAKING NEWS: Two Stabbed to Death in Tionesta
Jake Bauer | April 27, 2013
Explore Venango.com

GREEN TWP., Pa. (EYT) - Marienville-based State Police are investigating an apparent double murder at a residence in Tionesta, Forest County, earlier today.

Forest County Coroner Norman J. Wimer says the bodies of 43-year-old Marcelle I. Edwards, of Tionesta, and 42-year-old Donald L. Shay, of Leechburg, were discovered around 1:50 a.m. today at a mobile home on Holly Acre Road in Tionesta.  Read more...

Roulette Ambulance To Main Street

At 2:23 pm on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance to Main Street for a fall victim.

MUTUAL AID-ASSIST--LARGE OUTSIDE FIRE

MUTUAL AID-ASSIST--LARGE OUTSIDE FIRE
Address: 2456 LAUREL RUN RD
City: HUSTON
Cross Streets: JOSEPH RD * HARLEY DEAN RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 5 FD
4/27/2013 1:07:52 PM

Benefit Pool/Dart Tournament For Randy Swick Family Saturday

BENEFIT POOL TOURNAMENT / DART TOURNAMENT FOR RANDY SWICK FAMILY
PORT ALLEGANY VFW/LEGION
PORT ALLEGANY, PA
SATURDAY. APRIL 27TH 
SIGN UPS 10AM TO 11AM 
$10 entry fee

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO RANDY'S FAMILY/..

50/50'S AND CHINESE AUCTION AND BAKE SALE 

WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE PLEASE STOP IN

Traffic Stop Results In DUI Charge For Kane Woman


Joyce Ann (Walter) Burgess, 77, Bradford, PA

Joyce Ann (Walter) Burgess returned to her heavenly home on Friday, April 26, 2013 to celebrate eternal life with Jesus.

She devoted her life to God, to family and to serving others. Her favorite scripture verses were Psalm 91, Romans 12, Isiah 40:28-31, and Philippians 3:14-21. She supported many lives through her prayers and kindness.

She loved Bradford and resided here for her entire life. She was born in Bradford on December 3, 1935 to Harold W. Walter and Victoria M. (Zook) Walter. She married the love of her lifetime, Raymond W. Burgess, on August 20, 1955.

She is survived by her loving husband and her five children, Roy Burgess of Richmond, Texas, Vicki Kurgan of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Keith Burgess of Franklin, Tennessee, Linda Burgess-Budzinski of Gun Barrel City, Texas, and Steven Burgess of Bradford. She was blessed with nine grandchildren.

Private services are being held by the immediate family at their convenience. There is no visitation at her request. In place of memorials, she asked for extra prayers for her family.

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

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

Early Morning Crashes Listed

4/27/20137:24 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 15 JACKSON TWP
4/27/20135:48 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 428 E SECOND ST COUDERSPORT BORO
Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 transported to Cole Memorial Hospital From the Coudersport crash.

York County fire chief dies after being struck by vehicle

York County fire chief dies after being struck by vehicle

 By Barbara Miller | bmiller@pennlive.com
 PennLive.com
A 32-year-old York County man has been charged with homicide by vehicle in the death of a York County fire chief early Saturday on Interstate 83.

State police in York said Rodney Paul Miller, chief of Loganville Volunteer Fire Department, Seven Valleys, was diverting traffic on I-83 at exit 8 from an earlier crash when he was struck by Matthew Scott Diehl, of Shrewsbury.

Diehl struck Miller, who was directing vehicles off the highway at 12:51 a.m. Saturday, state police said. Miller was pronounced dead at York Hospital, police said. Diehl continued south on I-83 until he was forced to stop due to stopped vehicles in the backlog of the prior crash, police said. He was taken into custody and charged with homicide by vehicle/DUI and other violations, police said. Read more...

Woman shot, man stabbed in Renovo

Woman shot, man stabbed in Renovo

The Express

A woman was shot and a man was stabbed Friday evening on Susquehanna Avenue in Renovo. A suspect was captured by state police after he fled the scene. 

UPDATED INFORMATION

Friday, April 26, 2013

Truckload Sale At Howards In Coudersport

Yoders Amish Consignment Auction, April 27 in Belfast, NY



Huge Barn Sale Saturday & Sunday South Of Port Allegany

An ATV That Fits In The Back Of Your Truck On Sale Now At Moon's Farm-Yard Center

Man Sought In Tenesee Murder May Be Hiding Out In Area

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Albert G. "George" Connelly, 71, of 44 Outback Dr., Emporium, PA

Albert G. "George" Connelly
Albert G. "George" Connelly, 71, of 44 Outback Dr., Emporium, PA, died at his residence, Emporium on Friday (April 26, 2013) evening following a brief illness.

He was born December 16, 1941 in Swissvale, PA a son of the late James and Wilhelmina Burger Connelly.
On September 18, 1970 in Olean, NY he married Jacquelyn Lindsey Connelly, who survives.

Mr. Connelly graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1959. He served with the US Air Force from 1959 to 1963 in Topeka, Kansas and in the Phillipines. 

He retired from Ceromet in Anaheim, CA where he worked for over 35 years. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Third degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #990, Emporium, American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, Emporium and Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW, Emporium. 

He enjoyed anything outdoors, especially hunting and camping. He also enjoyed family gatherings.

Surviving
In addition to Jacquelyn Lindsey Connelly
Son: Shawn Connelly and his wife Tanya, Emporium
Son: Albert George Connelly, Auburn, CA
Grandson: Kyle Connelly
Granddaughter: Taylor Connelly

Preceded in Death By
Parents: James and Wilhelmina Burger Connelly
Five: Brothers
Three: Sisters

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (April 30, 2013) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 5-8 PM.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Dale E. Smith, 70, of 431 Derrick Road, Derrick City

Dale E. Smith
Dale E. Smith, 70, of 431 Derrick Road, Derrick City, PA, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 surrounded by his loving family, at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born March 11, 1943 in Bradford, he was a son of Donald M. Smith and the late Betty (Wolcott) Smith.

On June 1, 1963 at Sawyer EUB Church, he married Barbara A. (Berlin) Smith who survives him.

He was a 1961 graduate of Bradford Area High School.

He was self employed as a Heating & Electrical Contractor for 30 years in the Bradford area.

He was a member and past president of the Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the American Legion and numerous other organizations. He enjoyed boating, hunting, bowling and golfing.

Surviving in addition to his wife Barb of 49 years and his father, are two daughters, Susan (Jeff) Swain, of Bellefonte, Kathy (Dan) McGill, of Quinlan, TX, one son, JR (Jennie) Smith, Jr., of Cranberry Twp, one sister, Beverly (Bill) Newton, of Trinity AL, three brothers, Richard (Cathy) Smith, of Erie, Larry (Vera) Smith, of Smethport, and William (Diane) Smith, of Derrick City, four grandchildren, Deanna and Shawn McGill, Alec and Ellie Smith and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 E. Main St, where funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM with Rev. Max Miller, pastor of The Bradford Area Parish, officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Derrick City Volunteer Fire Dept. or Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

ILLA IRENE CARPENTER, 81, of Avon Park, FL, a native of Sunderlinville and Galeton, PA

ILLA IRENE CARPENTER, 81, of Avon Park, FL, a native of Sunderlinville and Galeton, PA, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Sebring, FL. 

Born February 28, 1932, in Galeton, she was the daughter of Claude and Edith Wooley Dunham. 

A resident of Avon Park since 1992, she previously resided in New Jersey. She was a homemaker and an active member of the Whispering Pines Baptist Church. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Surviving are: her husband, John B. Carpenter; a daughter, Karen; four sons, John, Jr., Terry, Christopher, and Scott; 12 grandchildren; and a brother, James Dunham. 

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in the Whispering Pines Baptist Church, Sebring, FL. 

Memorials may be made to the Galeton Public Library, 5 Park Lane, Galeton, PA 16922. 

Obituary submitted by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Armed Standoff In St. Marys Ends Peacefully Without Incident

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Parked Car Struck In Main Street Hit & Run Crash In Genesee


Summary Charges Pending In Crash On Rt. 44


No Injuries In Rt. 44 Crash At Intersection With 11 Mile Road


Galeton Woman Injured In Rollover Crash On Rt. 44


Trespass By ATV's Investigated Near Roulette


Coudersport Man To Be Charged In Domestic Incident


Shooter Targets Flashing Traffic Light In Gold


Car Window Broken In Harison Townshiip


Criminal Trespass On Rt. 120


Kane Man To Be Charged With DUI


HAZMAT INCIDENT--POSSIBLE CHLORINE LEAK IN ST. MARYS IS FALSE ACTIVATION

HAZMAT- FALSE ACTIVATION OF CHLORINE ALARM
Address: 900 THERESIA ST, SGL CARBON, LLC
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: RETTGER ST * PONTZER AVE

CALLER REPORTS CAUSE POSSIBLE EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION
FALSE ACTIVATION OF ALARM--UNITS RETURNING TO HALL
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD; ELK CO HAZMAT TEAM
4/26/2013 9:15:42 PM

‘BioBlitz’ Scientist Roster Grows To 30

‘BioBlitz’ Scientist Roster Grows To 30

Organizers of the Sinnemahoning State Park BioBlitz will meet this week to continue planning for the May 20-21 event. 

Upwards of 30 scientists, many of them known worldwide for their work, are coming to share their knowledge with hundreds of high school students from Potter and Cameron counties. They will fan out over the park to identify species and collect data while learning about watersheds, natural history and other topics. 

Financial support has come from county commissioners and conservation districts in Potter and Cameron County, as well as Dominion Transmission and the League of Women Voters. Results of the data collected during the BioBlitz will be published and incorporated in ongoing research being conducted by universities and the National Geographic Society. 

More information is available at the BioBlitz website here.

Structure Fire Dispatched In Cuba

Structure Fire Dispatched In Cuba
At 4:45 PM on Friday, Cuba & Friendship Fire Dept. dispatched to a structure fire at 23 Champlain Avenue in Cuba.
Cuba Chief recalled Fast Team 1 and Friendship Fire Dept.

It's Trout Derby Weekend In Wellsville

It's Trout Derby Weekend In Wellsville

CLICK HERE, to be directed to the official Trout Derby website.

Courtesy Regional News Network

DEP Fines PGE $125,500 for Violations in Lycoming County

DEP Fines PGE $125,500 for Violations in Lycoming County
Company Violated Four State Laws in Cummings, Watson Townships

Williamsport – The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Pennsylvania General Energy Co. LLC of Warren, Warren County, $125,500 for two separate sets of violations in Lycoming County during 2012 and 2011.

“The agency’s Oil and Gas program assessed penalties for three separate spills in January 2012 at a Pennsylvania General Energy well pad in Cummings Township, and for excessive sediment discharges to Pine Creek and related violations in Watson Township between May and September 2011,” DEP Director of District Oil and Gas Operations John Ryder said.

During hydraulic fracturing operations at the 729-C well pad, Pennsylvania General Energy (PGE) had two brine spills from blender units and one diesel fuel spill between Jan. 6 and Jan. 15, 2012. The total volume of brine spilled was estimated at 8,200 gallons, while the diesel fuel spill was estimated at 89 gallons.

The well pad is located within the high-quality Pine Creek watershed, with the closest stream being an unnamed tributary to Ramsey Run. There was no evidence that any of the spills impacted the unnamed tributary.

DEP issued three notices of violation to PGE for violations of the Oil and Gas Act, Solid Waste Management Act, Clean Streams Law and state environmental regulations.

In order to properly remediate the three spills, PGE excavated more than 3,300 tons of contaminated soil and submitted a corrective action final report that DEP reviewed and approved in July 2012.

The 2011 violations were related to PGE installing in Pine Creek a temporary cofferdam, made with limestone rock, to construct a water intake structure. DEP had issued the company a Water Obstruction and Encroachment permit for the project, but PGE failed to adhere to the permit requirements.

In addition, PGE failed to implement and maintain erosion and sediment control best management practices, which resulted in several excessive sediment discharges during the four-month construction period into Pine Creek, which is a high-quality, trout-stocked fishery.
DEP issued a notice of violation to PGE on May 20, 2011, citing violations of the Clean Streams Law and state environmental regulations addressing waterway encroachments and earth disturbances.

Following multiple inspections during the summer months, an inspection in late September 2011 revealed that all previous violations had been properly corrected. In November 2011, DEP issued an amendment to PGE’s existing Erosion and Sediment Control permit for a nearby water line to also include the intake structure.

Route 255 Work near I-80/DuBois Starts Monday

Clearfield County
Route 255 Work near I-80/DuBois Starts Monday

DuBois – On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, PennDOT today announced that work to improve Route 255 near the I-80 DuBois/101 interchange will begin on Monday, April 29. When work completes in mid-October, a smoother roadway surface and new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps will provide area drivers with more efficient travel and improved traffic flow.

Crews will begin work Monday to set signage and lay out the work area. Overall work on Route 255 will include milling and paving, bridge deck repair, cleaning and upgrading of pipe culverts and inlets, water-line extension, and installation of new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps. The work zone stretches from the new Fairfield Inn to just north of Snappy’s convenience store.

As work starts, traffic impacts will be minimal but as activity picks up, motorists can expect to encounter flaggers in the work zone and potential travel delays. Later this spring, temporary traffic signals will be placed near the Treasure Lake entrance to ease traffic flow through the area. PennDOT reminds drivers to remain alert and proceed through the work zone with caution.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Work is scheduled to end by mid-October of this year. New Enterprise Stone and Lime, Inc. is the contractor on this $3.4 million project.

Vivian E. James, 54, of Coudersport, PA

Heaven gained another angel on April 25, 2013.

Vivian E. James, 54, of Coudersport, PA, passed away after a courageous and fierce battle with cancer. 

Born September 10, 1958 in Kinston, NC, she was the daughter of Lillian Gay Dixon Grove of Grifton, NC, who survives. On January 17, 1975 Vivian married Donald E. James who preceded her in death.

With her mother, surviving are: 1 brother; John Grove, 1 daughter; Donna Copp (Dennis), 2 grandsons; Cody W. and Cory James Copp, 2 sisters-in-law; Penny Baker (LeRoy), and Mary Davis (Jeff), 1 brother-in-law; Shon James (Angel) all of Coudersport. Vivian is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

For several years Vivian was a cafeteria worker in Coudersport’s elementary and high schools. More recently she worked as a cook at fox’s in Coudersport. She was involved with her husband’s work accompanying him in running several local body shops over the years.

Vivian enjoyed spending time with her daughter Donna, and galavanting anywhere the two of them could manage to get to. What she enjoyed the most was spending time with her grandbabies Cody and Cory.

The family will hold a graveside service at the Sweden Hill Cemetery 1pm Saturday May 4, 2013. 

Donations in Vivian’s memory can be made to: Teacher’s Pet Rescue c/o Chris Arbogast 19 Blackberry Lane Coudersport, PA 16915. 

Arrangements by the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home” 210 North East Street Coudersport, PA 16915. To share your favorite memory of Vivian please visit www.lifecelebration.com

Truckload Sale At Howards In Coudersport

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Benefit for Joann Birosh

Benefit for Joann Birosh

Riverside UMC in Roulette
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Applesauce and dessert
$7.00 for adults
$5.00 for kids under 10
Saturday April 27
1-6 PM
Take outs are available
Proceeds will go toward medical expenses.

Penn State Extension Offers Babysitting Course May 7 & 8 In Coudersport

Penn State Extension Offers Babysitting Course:


Babysitting is a very important job and it is in high demand among local teenagers.  Wherever there are busy families with young children, good babysitters are needed and appreciated.  Parents place the children they love into the babysitter’s trusting care - and they expect nothing but the best!  This Penn State Extension course will help you develop the skills you need to be a responsible sitter.  You will learn how to solve problems, how to keep children safe and happy, how to talk with parents and children, and how to manage the money you earn.  You will also learn basic first aid and leave with a first aid kit for your babysitting bag.    

Classes will be held on Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Extension office off Route 872 south at 24 Maple View Lane, Coudersport.  All experienced and new babysitters ages 11 and up are welcome.  Cost is $20 to cover supplies and the first aid kit. 

Please call the Extension office at 274-8540 to RSVP for this class by Friday,  May 3rd

Penn State Extension Offers Babysitting Course:

Penn State Extension Offers Babysitting Course:

Babysitting is a very important job and it is in high demand among local teenagers. Wherever there are busy families with young children, good babysitters are needed and appreciated. Parents place the children they love into the babysitter’s trusting care - and they expect nothing but the best! This Penn State Extension course will help you develop the skills you need to be a responsible sitter. You will learn how to solve problems, how to keep children safe and happy, how to talk with parents and children, and how to manage the money you earn. You will also learn basic first aid and leave with a first aid kit for your babysitting bag.

Classes will be held on Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Extension office off Route 872 south at 24 Maple View Lane, Coudersport. All experienced and new babysitters ages 11 and up are welcome. Cost is $20 to cover supplies and the first aid kit.

Please call the Extension office at 274-8540 to RSVP for this class by Friday, May 3rd.

Sen. Toomey Gets Highest Ratings Ever After Support Of Gun Legislation

Sen. Toomey Gets Highest Ratings Ever After Support Of Gun Legislation

Quinnipiac University Survey

Pennsylvania voters approve 34 - 29 percent of the way U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is handling gun control and give Sen. Toomey an overall 48 - 30 percent approval rating, his highest ever. By a 54 - 12 percent margin, voters think more favorably of Toomey because of his co-sponsorship of legislation to require expanded background checks.

Looking at support for background checks:

69 percent of voters "strongly support" the measure;
16 percent support it "somewhat;"
5 percent are "somewhat opposed;"
7 percent are "strongly opposed."

Voters disagree 68 - 27 percent with the argument that extending background checks unfairly targets gun enthusiasts. Voters do agree 56 - 36 percent that extending background checks would close loopholes for gun buyers who want to avoid such checks. Read more...

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for April 29 – May 3, 2013

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for April 29 – May 3, 2013

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of April 29 – May 3, weather permitting.

Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

Potter County 0260:

Sign Crew:
• State Route: 0044 Sign Repair and Replacement
Bridge Crew:
• State Route: 1022 (Galeton Borough) Bridge & Sidewalk Repair
Pipe Crew:
● State Route: 0607 (Austin to Keating Summit) Pipe Replacement
Tail Ditching:
● State Route: 1008 (Empson Road) Ditching
East Patching:
● State Route: 0049 (Colesburg to Ulysses) Patching
West Patching:
• State Route: 4010 (Shinglehouse Area) Patching
● State Route: 4021 (Honeoye Area) Patching
Shoulder Cutting:
● State Route: 4001 (Sartwell Creek Rd.) Shoulder Cutting & Inlet
Cleaning

Cameron County 0240:
• State Route: 3001 (Whittemore Hill) Pipe Replacement
• State Route: 4001 & 4002 Mowing and Bridge Flushing

Burning Ban Posted by Bradford County Township

Athens Township Supervisors have placed a burning ban in effect immediately for all of Athens Township. The ban is in effect until further notice.

Mock DUI Crash Watched By Students From North Penn High

LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS UNFOLD FOR BLOSSBURG STUDENTS

Photo by Lonny Frost

DRILLING IN THE TRUTH

Students from North Penn High saw first hand the truth about DUI in a mock drill. This senior project took place early this morning at the Blossburg Island Park with help from Blossburg Fire and Ambulance, Liberty and the Life Flight crew.

Soon Prom and graduation will be upon these students and with the celebration often comes alcohol to toast the event. However, the students from North Penn got to see first hand what could unfold if they drink and drive. A moment of celebration and pride, can easily end up in chaos and death.

State Trooper Doney made it clear to everyone when he stated, "This type of incident would not only affect you, your friends and classmates, but the families of the victims, as well."

Many students starred at the mock drill feeling very uncomfortable, others couldn't even look as they covered the body of one of their classmates in the wreckage with a sheet. At the same time other students in the mock drill were being treated for their injuries.

Even a white hearse sat at the scene awaiting the body of the one that did not survive.

Blossburg Fire and Ambulance along with Liberty worked the scene as if it was the real deal. They got each patient out, prepared them for transport and one patient was even loaded into Life Flight and flown out during the drill.

Students were allowed to ask questions to the fire and ambulance crew, as well as, take a tour of the Life Flight helicopter.

Trooper Doney ended with, "I never want to have to tell another parent that their child died in an accident cause by DUI."

All those who came together to show these students the value of a decision, did a remarkable job as they drilled home the truth to each of these high school students.

Remember to think before you decide to celebrate with a drink.

(Reported by Lonny Frost)

Garage Fire Reported On Lillibridge Road In Portville

Garage Fire Reported On Lillibridge Road 
At 11:44 AM on Friday, Portville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 1044 Lilibridge Road in Portville for a structure fire--Reported garage. Westons Mills had been alerted for standby. Allegany has been requested to send a tanker to the scene. Westons has been moved to the scene.
Shinglehouse has been dispatched to send an ambulance & Engine company to Portville for standby.

Fire Danger High Today


Dog Found

Dog Found

 The Coudersport Borough Police have this dog found in the Time Warner parking lot. 

 Please contact Coudersport Borough at 274-9776 or Coudersport Police at 911.

Chief Lee Gross

PITT-BRADFORD GRADUATES HEADED TO FLIGHT SCHOOL, GRAD SCHOOL, WORK

Tiara O. Brown on patrol
PITT-BRADFORD GRADUATES HEADED TO FLIGHT SCHOOL, GRAD SCHOOL, WORK

BRADFORD, Pa. – Two of the students graduating Sunday from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will be flying high after commencement.

Tiara O. Brown of Bradford and Shane Mann, an accounting major from Smithburg, Md., will both head to the U.S. Army’s flight school at Fort Rucker, Ala., following their commissioning as second lieutenants Saturday morning and graduation from Pitt-Bradford the following afternoon.

Brown is the first Pitt-Bradford student to be the top cadet in St. Bonaventure University’s ROTC program, which trains students from both schools to become officers in the Army, National Guard or Army Reserve.

Brown said that after 13 months of flight school, she hopes to fly Chinook helicopters. “They are the workhorse of the Army,” she said.

This student with two majors (sport and recreation management and business management) and a minor in athletic coaching says her ultimate goal is to become the Commanding General of Army Training and Doctrine.

‘I will be able to use all that I’ve learned here at Pitt-Bradford to advance my military career,” she said, adding that when she retires, she plans to either coach track and field or be involved with leadership training.

Not every student has planned his or her life out all the way through retirement, but some of those attending graduate school plan on having quite a few more years of education.

David Ware, an applied mathematics major from Bradford, will begin work on his Master of Science in applied mathematics at Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology.

Bethany Lyons, a sports medicine major from St. Marys, will attend East Stroudsburg University to obtain a master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology, which she plans to use to become an exercise physiologist in cardiac rehabilitation.

Alyssa Lapp, a psychology and pre-occupational therapy major from Port Allegany, will attend the University of Pittsburgh’s Master of Occupational Therapy program beginning in June. She hopes to return home to the area to become an occupational therapist.

Jennifer Anderson, an athletic training major from Port Allegany, will attend Ithaca (N.Y.) College this fall to work on her Master in Exercise and Sport Science with a concentration in sport psychology. She also qualified for a graduate assistantship program as a certified athletic trainer.

Megan Truman, a December graduate in sports medicine, is working on her Master of Science in health, activity and chronic disease at the University of Pittsburgh.

Wray Woelfel, a biology major from Kersey, was accepted into the optometry program at Salus University in Elkins Park. Jay Carmany, a pre-pharmacy major from Reedsville, will also be attending Salus, where he will study in the pharmacy program.

Kayla Branch, a human relations major from Olean, N.Y., will attend the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs to work on her master’s degree.

While he won’t be graduating from Pitt-Bradford Sunday, Nick Davies, a biology major from Pittsfield, has a good reason. He was accepted into the Lake Erie College of Medicine’s accelerated 3+4 pre-med program and will begin medical school in July after three years as an undergraduate.

Molly Butler, a psychology major from Ashville, N.Y., has been accepted into the master’s program at Alfred (N.Y.) University, where she will pursue a degree in school psychology with the aim of becoming a certified school psychologist.

Kateri Hall, a writing major from Titusville, will enter the University of Southern Maine’s creative writing Master of Fine Arts program.

Elizabeth Tillman, a human relations major from Appleton, N.Y., will begin working on her doctorate in political science at the University of Buffalo, where she’s earned a full scholarship and a graduate assistantship.

Olivia Fernandes, an athletic training major from Erie, will begin working her master’s degree for applied physiology and kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training at the University of Florida. She has also secured a graduate assistant position with the university’s club sports and intramural teams.

Ridge Foster, a computer information systems and technology major from Mars, has been accepted into the Robert H. Smith School of Business Master of Information Systems program at the University of Maryland.

James Chadwick, a history-political science major from Pittsburgh, will begin the history graduate program at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall.

After a summer working as an intern for Truck-Lite Co. in Wellsboro, Paige Bitler, an engineering major, will transfer to the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanston School of Engineering, where she will not only study but also work for BMW’s Greenville plant in South Carolina as part of an engineering cooperative program.

Michael Eiswerth, a chemical engineering major from Williamsport, is also headed to the Swanson School next fall. During the summer, he will intern with Lonza Inc. chemical company in Williamsport. Lonza makes products that go into foods, cleaning agents and specialty products, and Eiswerth will have the chance to work on a few specific projects that chemical engineers do.

Some local students will head straight into the world of work. Dan Comes, a computer information systems and technology major from Cyclone, has been offered a position in information technology support at Domtar Corp. in Johnsonburg.

Steve Trumbull, a computer information systems and technology major from Bradford who graduated in December, was hired by NexGen as a Junior Java Developer.

Cynthia Glatt, a radiological sciences major from St. Marys, will be working at Elk Regional Health Center.

Kyle Schulze, a December graduate in radiological sciences from Olean, N.Y., is working as an x-ray technician at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Sarah Schultz, a December graduate in radiological sciences from Mount Morris, works at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Pamela Terrette, an accounting and business management major from Port Allegany, will be an accountant at Pitt-Corning.

Wes Milliron, a computer information systems and technology major from Julian, has accepted a job as a systems administrator for Nexstara in Mars.

Photo shows Tiara O. Brown on patrol with the Spanish Parachute Brigade in Torrejon, Spain. Brown is graduating Sunday from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and will begin U.S. Army flight school in Fort Rucker, Ala., this summer.

Welcoming Avrie Rose Shields who was born on April 24th at Cole Memorial

It’s a Girl!!

Leigh Ann Quintrell and Jeremy Jay Shields of Shinglehouse, Pa is pleased to announce the arrival of Avrie Rose Shields who was born on April 24th at Cole Memorial. Avrie weighed 8lbs. and 8 ounces. She joins her brother Michael and sister Areanna.

Maternal Grandparent: Darrel Quintrell of DeBary, FL.

Paternal Grandparents: Jay and Carol Shields of Shinglehouse, Pa.

Paternal Great-Grandparents: James and Roberta Shields; Leila Slocum. 

Northern Potter Students Participate In Song Fest At Otto-Eldred


(Back Row: Ethan Russel, Hannah Young, Abbi Anderson, Claire Perovich; Front Row: Amanda Ford, Tessa Schweigart, Mackenzie Clark)Northern Potter School District

Northern Potter Song Fest Participants

Seven of our Children's School students traveled to Otto-Eldred to participate in Song Fest. They worked very hard to learn their music and put on a fantastic concert! The chorus was made up of over 100 5th and 6th grade students from 17 different schools.

Recalls

04/26/2013 08:22 AM EDT
Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today that last August it initiated a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 100 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7984-23. This action was due to one confirmed customer report where four separate particulate issues were identified in four individual flexible containers.


04/26/2013 11:22 AM EDT
April 23, 2013 - Saratoga Therapeutics, LLC of North Wales, PA is recalling 900 bottles of ebA Multivitamin Supplement because they may contain undeclared milk components –milk protein(s) and lactose. The following lot numbers may be affected: # 0912164 expiration date 12/12 # 1110354 expiration date 10/14 People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction and people who have lactose intolerance run the risk of gastrointestinal symptoms if they consume ebA Multivitamin Supplement.

Hello US Congress:In Case You Missed This Recent News


ExxonMobil Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Ruptures in Arkansas as Obama Ponders Fate of Keystone XL

Holden Brook Road in Osceola Township has reopened to traffic

8 a.m. UPDATE--Tioga County
Holden Brook Road in Osceola Township has reopened to traffic.

A section of Route 4017 (Holden Brook Road) in Osceola Township had been closed at the scene of a crash that brought down telephone lines and a pole.

Trooper's AED helps to save life of Westons Mills firefighter

Trooper's AED helps to save life of firefighter

Olean, NY - On April 24, 2013 Troopers out of the Olean barracks were investigating a three car personal injury accident at the intersection of ST-417 and Promised Land Road in the Town of Portville.

Two drivers were injured and taken to Olean General Hospital for treatment.

After both ambulances left the scene and the fire trucks returned to quarters, a few firefighters from the Westons Mills Fire Department remained to assist with traffic control.

While waiting until the tow trucks could remove all of the damaged vehicles, a firefighter collapsed in the roadway, with no pulse and was not breathing.

The remaining firemen rushed to his aid and began CPR while Trooper John Zeigler retrieved an Automated External Defibrilator (AED) from his cruiser.

The AED was hooked up to the fireman, a shock was advised and administered and CPR continued until a pulse and breathing resumed.

The fireman was taken to Olean General Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Think About It.

Rest

We often think of rest as that rest that we enter into after a day of work or other activity. Christians consider a day of rest to be a very important part of their faith, although many seem to miss taking it. The book of Hebrews talks about entering into a Sabbath rest, but what is a Sabbath rest? What does it mean to rest?

My life is quite busy. It seems like I always have something going on and I’m always running in high gear. Slowing down isn’t in my vocabulary, and although I’d like to at times, I’m not sure I even know how. For me, its not just a personal thing, it’s a family thing. We all seemed to be wired the same way, all eight of us. We’re also blessed, (or cursed), with that all or nothing mentality. If walking one mile is good, then two must be better. Going out for a hike means a hike, not a stroll through the woods. One of the reasons my wife doesn’t always want to do things with me is because, as she puts it, I don’t know moderation. I suppose that’s one of the reasons I, and people like me, have difficulty finding rest.

The other day a friend asked me about the rest of God, and asked if I ever considered that perhaps we’ve gotten it backwards. He went on to say that man was created on the sixth day and that on the seventh, God rested. So, man’s first day on this earth was God’s day of rest, and it was from this rest that the man went out and worked. In other words, we come from the thought that we work, then we rest, but what my friend was suggesting was that first we must rest so as to prepare ourselves for work. As I’ve thought about this it’s started to make some sense. If I prepare myself spiritually, emotionally, and physically for what’s ahead then I’m better prepared for what comes. But it doesn’t stop just there. I’ve broken it down to a daily activity of rest. My mornings start with rest in that I read and journal each morning, (or at least attempt to, doesn’t always happen as planned). In this way, I mentally and spiritually enter into my day from a place of rest. Surprisingly, when I do this my days go much better than when I don’t. Think about it.

(http://thinkboutit.blogspot.com thinkaboutittwo@yahoo.com)

An ATV That Fits In The Back Of Your Truck On Sale Now At Moon's Farm-Yard Center

Yoders Amish Consignment Auction, April 27 in Belfast, NY



Huge Barn Sale Saturday & Sunday South Of Port Allegany

Part Time Registered Nurse Needed In Coudersport

Position Avaliable At Cole Memorial Hospital Help Desk Coordinator

Shear Love Beauty Salon Has A New Full Service Nail Salon


Beverly K. TORMEY, 72, of Harrison Valley, PA

Beverly K. TORMEY
Beverly K. TORMEY, 72, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. 

Born October 4, 1940, in Harrison Valley, she was the daughter of Ivan and Myra I. Outman Kibbe. On December 23, 1960, in Harrison Valley, she married Robert E. Tormey, who survives. 

She was employed by Galeton Production, Electri-Cord in Westfield, and was an independent Mary Kay consultant. 

She was a member of Gospel Tabernacle in Coudersport. 

Surviving besides her husband, Robert, are: three daughters, Darcie (Allen) Cary of Bloomington, IL, Melissa (Andrew) Lehman of Harrison Valley, and Darla (Joel) Kosa of Ulysses, PA; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ivan L. “Ike” Kibbe, Jr., Russell L. Kibbe, Cleon (Betty) Kibbe, and Theodore Kibbe, all of Harrison Valley; two sisters, Betty Metcalf and Loveda (Dale) Potter, both of Harrison Valley; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by four sisters, infants Violet and Mary Lou, Arloene Jones, and Virginia Lampman; and two brothers, Byron “Jum” Kibbe and Jacob H. Kibbe. 

 Friends may call Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday in the Gospel Tabernacle, Coudersport, PA. The Rev. David J. Minor, Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gospel Tabernacle (for the Romanian orphanage), 420 Rte. 6W, Coudersport, PA 16915 . Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Troopers Arrest Galeton Man For DUI


Man Jailed In Lieu Of Bail After Threats To Kill Woman


Shinglehouse Man Cited For Unauthorized Use Of Vehicle


Shinglehouse Teen Suffers Minor Injury In Rollover Crash