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Cole Memorial Dentistry

A Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, August 26th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Ulysses Tri-Town Firehall. All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time a dog or cat receives a vaccine, it is good for one year. Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated annually. All animals attending the clinic must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Schwartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic, LLC.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

MISSING DOG

MISSING DOG
Has been reunited with owner

9/14/2013 9:46 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT PLEASANT VALLEY RD FARMINGTON TWP


9/14/20139:46 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT PLEASANT VALLEY RD FARMINGTON TWP
Osceola, Nelson and Valley Ambulance along with Medic 1 have been dispatched to a vehicle over an embankment at this location.
REPORT 1 PATIENT SELF-EXTRICATED.
OSCEOLA UNITS RECALLED.

Ann B. Sherwood, 89, of Shinglehouse, PA

Ann B. Sherwood

Ann B. Sherwood, 89, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport after a short illness.

Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, from 10 a.m. to Noon on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To School Street in Oswayo

At 7:14 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to School Street in Oswayo for a woman ill.

Coudersport Ambulance To East 2nd Street

At 6:28 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been called to E. 2nd Street for a medical emergency.

Oil and Gas Well Fee Amendments Proposed


The following proposed regulation was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on 9/14/2013:
Oil and Gas Well Fee Amendments - This proposed regulation is accessible at http://www.pabulletin.com. The public comment period closes on 10/15/2013.

Comments may be submitted to the Environmental Quality Board at any one of the following addresses:

  • U.S. Mail: EQB, P.O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477;
  • Electronically: RegComments@state.pa.us;
  • Street Address: 16th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301.

ATV Accident On Looker Mountain Trail

ATV Accident On Looker Mountain Trail
At 5:37 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Ambulance has been dispatched to an ATV rollover accident in front of 1096 Looker Mountain Trail. The operator is reported unresponsive.
5:47 PM--MERCYFLIGHT TO FIRE DEPT. ETA 10 MINUTES 
6:02 PM--CANCEL HELICOPTER 
6:04 PM--OTTO AMBULANCE & MEDIC 1 ENROUTE TO BRMC WITH PATIENT.

REWARD OFFERED FOR RECOVERY OF STOLEN ATV

2009 Suzuki LTZ 400 Stolen From Prentisvale Road In Eldred Township Overnight

The ATV above was stolen from 1884 Prentisvale Road, Eldred Township early Saturday morning

Jeffrey Thompson
The 2009 Suzuki ATV Model LTZ 400, pictured above was stolen early Saturday morning between midnight and 9 AM from the front yard of 1884 Prentisvale Road in Eldred Township, McKean County.

Trooper Matthew J. Cornetti of the Kane Station said the ATV is valued at $5,000. The ATV is owned by Jeffrey Thompson of Port Allegany, PA, who is offering a reward for it's recovery. Call or text Jeffrey at  814-598-5821 or contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.

Roulette Ambulance To Creekside Drive

At 4:51 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Creekside Drive for a cardiac emergency.

DEP eNOTICE - New Draft Technical Documents available for Public Comment

DEP eNOTICE - New Draft Technical Documents available for Public Comment


The set of Draft Technical Documents available for public comments has changed as of Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Click on http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-10105?sort=Date to view the updated page of Draft Technical Documents.

Structure fire in Clarendon

Engine 56 is mutual aid to a working Structure fire in Clarendon, Warren County. Engine 58 and 262 standing by in Sheffield.

Rena B. Goodwill-Baney, 94, of Smethport, PA

Rena B. Goodwill-Baney, 94, of Smethport, PA, died Friday evening (September 13, 2013) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, after a short illness.

She was born Nov. 27, 1918, in Galeton, PA, a daughter of William H. and Flora Knickerbocker Mattison. She was married to Stewart Goodwill, who died in 1984, and then was married to Ronald Baney, who died in 2009.

Rena was a 1936 graduate of Smethport High School and was a lifelong resident of Smethport.

She was employed as a secretary for local lawyers. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She had a love for her horses. She also enjoyed bowling.

She is survived by

one daughter: Peggy (Truman) Ford of Smethport, PA

one son: Dean (Lynne) Goodwill of Smethport, PA

15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren

one sister: Wilma Sietler of Hamburg, NY

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Stewart Goodwill, husband Ronald Baney, a son, William Goodwill, two grandsons; Stuart Goodwill and Jason Goodwill, two great-grandsons; William Mendevil and J.C. Ford, two sisters; Norma Henry and Eva Kleisath, and two brothers; Leo Mattison and Alvie Mattison.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10-11 A.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will begin at 11 A.M. with the Rev. Jack Gregg, pastor of the Regular Baptist Church of Smethport, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

9/14/2013 2:21 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 2986 ROUTE 49 ALLEGANY TWP


9/14/20132:21 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 2986 ROUTE 49 ALLEGANY TWP
REPORT A VAN OVER THE EMBANKMENT AT THIS LOCATION
Ulysses and Medic 6 dispatched.
2:52 PM EMS EHLNET RESPONDING
2:54 PM Fire M6 BUSY ON SCENE 
3:08 PM EMS EHLNET ON SCENE UNIT (CLI)
3:40 PM EMS EHLNET AIRBOURNE
3:45 PM Fire 47-7 TRANSPORT

1 Very Sweet Kittens Need A Forever Home

Kitten Needs A Forever Home

This Little orange guy showed up in my yard guess someone dropped him off. He is one of the most affectionate cats I  have ever seen and he will follow you any and every where you 
go. He gets along with my dog and with my other cats except my one cat who is not very nice she hates everybody. I would guess the orange kitty is about 3 or 4 months. We need to find a home for this boy asap I already have 2 cats, a dog, 10 chickens and 3 rabbits I can't take on any more pets at this time. Please send an email to Solomon's Words or call us at 544-9004. Thank you very much and remember there are places where you can have them neutered at lower prices.
Thank You
Cynthia Jones

Football--St. Joseph’s falls to Coudersport

St. Joseph’s falls to Coudersport

By Al Lacher — For the CDT

COUDERSPORT — The Coudersport Falcons opened the second half with two unanswered scores to break a tie en route to defeating St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy 38-14 on Friday. Read more...

Coudersport 5, Kane 1 Final Score

Final score--Coudersport 5, Kane 1

Creese, Giannotti Win Individual Titles at Spiked Shoe

Creese, Giannotti Win Individual Titles at Spiked Shoe

Nittany Lion women top field with perfect score

PennState Athletics
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Senior Emily Giannotti (Coudersport, Pa.), and redshirt-sophomore Robby Creese (Mount Airy, Md.) took advantage of their home course on Friday, both capturing individual titles at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational at the Blue-White Golf Course. The Nittany Lion women's squad picked up a team title in stellar fashion, scoring a perfect 15 points to better the rest of the field. Meanwhile, the Nittany Lion men's squad placed second overall, despite holding several of the squad's top athletes out of the lineup.

Giannotti led six-straight Nittany Lions across the finish line, taking top honors in 21:17 over the 6,000-meter course. The victory was the first-career cross country win for the senior. Read more...

Jennifer Shelley, a 2013 Port Allegany graduate

Jennifer Shelley, a 2013 Port Allegany graduate, now attends Thiel College in Greenville Pa. She is a freshman setter on the Lady Tomcats Volleyball team. Jennifer is #22.


4 Wheeler Accident On Sweden Hill Rd.

 4 Wheeler Accident On Sweden Hill Rd.
At 10:27 AM on Saturday Dept 48 and Medic 6 are responding to a 4 wheeler accident near Sweden Hill and the Neffe Rd. a 71 old male with a back injury is reported 1/4 mile off the road way from that location.

At 1030 am 9/14/2013 - dispatched to an ATV accident near the Neefe Rd. x Sweden Hill Rd. The Pt was on private property, a trail between Sweden Hill Rd. and the Brookland Rd. The operator was a first time rider of an ATV and lost control and was ejected from the machine into the woods. Coudersport Fire/Rescue responded along with CVVA and Medic 6. The operator is 71 yo James Hay Jr. of West Chester Pa. He was wearing a helmet and his injuries were BLS.  He was treated and transported to CCMH by CVAA.

Pole & Wires Down With Fire At Truck Crash In Bradford

Pole & Wires Down With Fire At Truck Crash In Bradford
At 11:59 PM on Friday, Bradford Fire Dept. & Ambulance have been dispatched to the off ramp at the end of Forman Street for a truck into a pole with pole and wires down and an electrical fire.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Full-Time LPN Position Available At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport

Musical Merrill Minsitry Team Under The Tent in Roulette Sunday Through Friday

Part-Time Positions Now Available At Empereon Marketing In Coudersport

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer



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Capitol Update
Friday, September 13, 2013 The latest news from the State Capitol

Remembering 9/11


Many thanks to Greg Ulyan, administrator, and residents at Chapel Ridge in Bradford for inviting me to take part in a flag-raising event on Wednesday. It was a fitting way to remember the lives lost 12 years ago and the sacrifices so many have made since that tragic day. I want to extend an extra special thank you to the members of Bradford American Legion Post 108 for helping to make this such a meaningful event.
 
   
                                       
 
Welcome!  
This week, I was happy to welcome Kristen Tate Luther to the staff at the Bradford office. A lifelong resident of Bradford, Kris previously served as advancement director at St. Bernard Elementary-Middle School and as executive director of the United Way of the Bradford Area. Her commitment to our region and dedication to helping others will certainly be an asset to my office and to the people of Cameron, McKean and Potter counties. Be sure to stop by the Bradford office to say “hello!”   
 

Fire, EMS Grant Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2013-14 Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program are now available to area fire and rescue organizations. These important public safety grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 for fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services. Since its inception, the grant program has provided more than $3.2 million in funding to fire and ambulance companies in the three-county area. Click here for additional information and to access the application.

(4) 400 watt Metal Halide Bay Lights for sale

We have four (4) 400 watt Metal Halide Bay Lights for sale.

$50 each or best offer.

They are being sold “As Is, Where Is”

They will be available for inspection Monday – Friday 8am to 3pm

Call ahead – 814-435-6541 ask for Fran.

2 Vehicle Crash In Front Of Coudersport Theatre

Coudersport And Roulette Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash With Multiple Injuries
At 9:25 PM on Friday, Coudersport has been dispatched to North MainStreet in front of the theatre for a 2 vehicle accident with multiple patients injured.
9:39 PM--AUSTIN ONE AMBULANCE MUTUAL AID TO SCENE
9:42--COUDERSPORT AMBULANCE EN ROUTE TO COLE HOSPITAL
9:46 PM--LIFEFLIGHT AND STAT HELICOPTERS TO COLE MEMORIAL LZ 

PORT ALLEGANY AMBULANCE MUTUAL AID TO ROULETTE FOR STANDBY

SEARCH ON ATV TRAIL

SEARCH ON ATV TRAIL
Address: @ 41.33643 @ 78.64209
City: FOX TOWNSHIP--HOG BACK ROAD
Cross Streets: RIDGE RD * THOMPSON RD
ASSIST STATE POLICE WITH SEARCH
Agency: ELKLAND SEARCH AND RESCUE; ELK COMPANY 3 FD
9/13/2013 8:35:46 PM

9:05 PM--PERSON HAS BEEN FOUND, ELKLAND RESPONSE CANCELLED

Car Into House On Old Withey Road In Amity

Car Into House On Old Withey Road In Amity
At 6:26 PM on Friday, Belmont Fire Dept. and Amity Rescue are responding to 5573 Old Withey Road in Amity for a report of a car hit a tree and went into a house. Unknown injuries.

Volunteers Needed For Haunted Trail At Sinnemahoning State Park


Toomey Working To Repeal Bio Fuel Law

Fighting Corporate Welfare: Opposing The Renewable Fuel Standard


Senator Pat Toomey

Working to improve a Senate energy bill, I offered an amendment to repeal a law that drives up the cost of gasoline and groceries.
My amendment is identical to bipartisan legislation I introduced earlier this year to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The RFS requires fuel suppliers to blend millions of gallons of biofuels - most often corn ethanol - into the nation's gasoline supplies. It drives up gas prices, increases food costs, damages car engines, and harms our environment.
Under government mandates, refiners -  such as our Trainer, Pa. facility - are forced to make a choice: increase the ethanol content in their fuel blends or pay a penalty by purchasing credits from energy traders.
This government-sponsored corporate welfare showers money on a favored industry and then bills the public. Labor leaders and business and environmental groups have lined up to push back against this harmful regulatory regime. We must stop the RFS before more harm is done.
You can read my Delaware County Daily Times op-ed on the RFS here.

· Potter County Homeless Prevention Program To Get $129,895. Funding

Causer Announces Funding for Affordable Housing

Rep. Martin Causer

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) today announced nearly $170,000 in funding for three affordable housing projects in the 67th Legislative District.

The funding is provided through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund and impact fees generated by drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

“These investments will go a long way toward ensuring the availability of affordable housing to our citizens and at the same time will also support efforts to revamp and revitalize our communities,” Causer said.

The funding was awarded as follows:

· City of Bradford Second Ward Neighborhood Revitalization Project -- $20,000. The project includes the acquisition of homes and vacant lots to make way for the construction of new in-fill housing or the rehabilitation of those able to be saved. The project anticipates the construction of four new homes and one existing home.

· 57 Hawthorne Road, Bradford -- $20,000. This project involves the demolition of an existing structure to make way for the eventual development of a new duplex to be made available to low-income households.

· Potter County Homeless Prevention Program -- $129,895. The program will provide short- and medium-term assistance in the form of rental payments, security and utility deposits and utility payments in order to rapidly re-house those currently homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless. Priority will be given to households at or below 50 percent of the area median income. It is anticipated that 40 households will be assisted at an average of $1,200 per household.

The affordable housing program is administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. A total of $8.45 million is being distributed in 22 Pennsylvania counties.

Kane Dispatched For Assault Victim

Kane Dispatched For Assault Victim
At 5:13 PM on Friday--Kane Ambulance has been dispatched to Moffit Avenue for a female assault victim. Police are on scene.

Radio information for tonight's Coudersport Falcons game

 Radio information for tonight's game between the Coudersport Falcons and the Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy Wolves.

Tune into WFRM 600 AM or www.redzonemedia.com at 7 PM tonight and listen to the Falcons take on the visiting Wolves! The Falcons are coming off a 19-6 victory last week against Ridgway. 

The Wolves travel to Coudersport from Boalsburg, PA (near State College). The Falcons are 1-1 on the season as are the Wolves. Christian Sevinsky will be providing the play-by-play this season! 

Thank you for listening!

Ambulance/Engine To King Street To Assist Police

Ambulance/Engine To King Street To Assist Police
At 5:00 PM on Friday, Bradford Police have requested 1 engine and 1 ambulance to assist them at a location on King Street.

Penn State EXTENSION: North Central Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association

Penn State EXTENSION: North Central Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association

The next meeting of the North Central PA Beekeepers Association will take place Tuesday, September 17th, at 7:00 pm at the Potter County Cooperative Extension Office conference room off Route 872 in Coudersport. If any new member needs directions, please feel free to contact Joel Caldwell at joel@emporiumpharmacy.com or by phone at 814-486-2762.

Police Investigating Murder-Suicide in Clarion County

Police Investigating Murder-Suicide in Clarion County

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RIMERSBURG, Pa. — State police in Clarion said the deaths of a man and woman found at a Rimersburg residence are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

The bodies of 70-year-old Anna M. Yoder and 70-year-old James L. Yoder were found deceased at their residence in Rimersburg last night around 5:40 p.m.

According to police, an investigation revealed that Mr. Yoder shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself.  Read more....

Potter County Charity Horse Show At The Potter County Fairgrounds

Potter County Charity Horse Show

A Charity Horse Show will be held on Saturday, September 14th at the Potter County Fairgrounds, Route 44 South in Shinglehouse, PA. All proceeds from this show will be donated to the Potter County Fair, the Potter 4-H program, and the Coudersport High School Student Council.

The show starts at 10:00 am on the 14th. There will be a $10 all day fee for youth to ride and $15 all day fee for adult riders. Coggins/rabies, helmets, and boots will be required for all who saddle up. Ribbons will be given out for all classes, along with Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion awards.

Spectators are welcomed and encouraged. People are sure to enjoy watching the fun classes like egg-n-spoon and reverse lead-line (where kids lead their parents). Come enjoy our international hot dog bar and other concessions. All monies collected go directly to charity.

Friends of Hanley Library present discussion with children's book author, illustrator

photo shows Pat Drummond, left, and her daughter Denise and their book, ‘My Grama’s Garden.’

FRIENDS OF HANLEY PRESENT DISCUSSION WITH CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR

The Friends of Hanley Library will host “My Grama’s Garden: A Conversation with author Pat Drummond and illustrator Denise Drummond” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

During the event, which is free and open to the public, Pat and her daughter Denise will discuss how they came to collaborate on a six-year project, which culminated in the publication of their first children’s book, “My Grama’s Garden,” in 2011.

The program will include an informal presentation and audience question-and-answer period. Copies of “My Grama’s Garden” will be available for purchase before and after the program.

The inspiration for the book was the women's love of nature and the beauty of Pat Drummond’s Pennsylvania perennial gardens. The book, illustrated by Denise Drummond, contains exquisite, vibrant, full-page watercolor illustrations authentically depicting the many varieties of flowers, butterflies, woodland creatures and insects. The illustrations are complemented by a story written by her mother, Pat Drummond, an accomplished writer and gardener.

In June 2012, their book received the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Children’s Picture Book by The Independent Book Publisher’s Association, and also second place for Best First book. In September of that year, “My Grama’s Garden” was awarded the silver place Moonbeam Award for Best First Book.

Pat Drummond grew up in Texas and was influenced by her mother, who wrote poetry and had her poems published in anthologies. After marriage, Pat Drummond and her husband, Don, moved to his home in Pennsylvania, where Pat received a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing from Pitt-Bradford. She has written poetry, short stories and music. This is her first children's book.

Denise Drummond began her love affair with nature at an early age while growing up in the woodlands of Pennsylvania. She draws and paints nature scenes with a special love for our national parks and wilderness areas. A self-taught portrait and landscape artist, Denise Drummond’s works are created mostly using graphite and watercolor. Her work has been shown and collected nationwide.

Denise Drummond has placed five times in the prestigious Arts for the Parks contest, placing in the top 100 in the nation. Her works were on tour of the country with the “Top 100” show, traveling to art galleries and museums for a year at a time, then to be sold to collectors around the world. Her love of nature and the lure of mountain places, led her to spend three summers in Glacier National Park, where she began a series of National Parks drawings.

Currently, she is working on completing illustrations for another book also written by her mother, titled “Grandpa Spence.” She continues to draw and paint landscapes, and has also been making panoramic giclĂ©e prints of some of her photography.

For more information, visit mygramasgarden.com.

ATV ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM

ATV ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM
Address: @ 41.52737 @ 78.86655
City:
REPORTED TO BE ON TIMBERLINE TRAIL, A LOOP NEAR C

Agency: ELK COMPANY 8 FD; KANE
9/13/2013 2:58:58 PM

3:46 PM--PERSONNEL HAVE LOCATED THE INJURED PERSON
3:58 PM--STAND DOWN STAT HELICOPTER 
4:15 PM--PATIENT IS IN KANE AMBULANCE EN ROUTE TO KANE HOSPITAL

Photo & Information On Drug Store Robbery/Police Seek Help To Identify


Person Hit By Car In Olean

Person Hit By Car In Olean
2:40 PM--Olean responding to person hit by a car at East State & Grossman.
REPORT MINOR INJURY.

Wellsville Daily Has Details and Video Of Wellsville Drug Bust--Operation Lucky Day

Click on this link for the whole story at Wellsville Daily Reporter

BOLO Issued For Person Wanted For Pharmacy Robbery In Eldred

SCANNER MESSAGE TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS AT 2:20 PM FROM PSP KANE:

Check your fax machines for a BOLO for person wanted in connection with a robbery at a pharmacy in Eldred at 9:12 AM on Friday morning.

Call PSP Kane at 814-778-5555 if you know who this robber is.


Pumpkins For Kids Today At Senior Center Parking Lot In Port Allegany


Make A Wish Acknowledges $3,922.88 Donation From Potter County Patriot's Weekend

The Make A Wish foundation has acknowledged a donation of $3,922.88 from the proceeds of the first Potter County Patriot's Weekend held earlier this year at the Millstream Inn in Coudersport. In a letter to Melissa Gee of the Patriot's Committee, Lindsey Herzing, the regional manager of Make A Wish describes  five year old Nathan's visit to see Thomas the train and his friends, which is just one of the wishes granted by the foundation for children with life threatening diseases. The letter is posted below, but a larger, easier to read version is posted here.


Dump Truck Fire On Costello Road In Austin

Dump Truck Fire On Costello Road In Austin
At 1:09 PM on Friday, Austin Fire Dept. has been called to 842 Costello Road at the Downey residence for a dump truck fire.

Recalls

09/13/2013 10:56 AM EDT
Ge Pharma, LLC of North Haven, CT is recalling Creafuse Powder Grape Lot# GE4568 and Creafuse Powder Fruit Punch Lot #GE4570, packaged in a white, 600 gram container with an expiration date of 2/2015 because it contains 1,3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA). DMAA is commonly used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient in dietary supplement products.

 California Firm Recalls Chicken Provance French Puff Pastry Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen (Sep 13, 2013)
Galant Food Company, a San Leandro, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 420 pounds of Chicken Provance French puff pastry product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products are formulated with an egg wash glaze that contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

Lucky Day Drug Bust Allegedly Nets At Least 10 In Wellsville

Friday the 13th--Your Lucky Day---
Police in a joint operation have allegedly arrested at least ten individuals on drug charges in a Lucky Day Drug Bust in Wellsville.

The Wellsville Daily Reporter is on it.

Readers Report Armed Robbery At Pharmacy In Eldred

Solomon's words has been deluged with readers wanting to know about an alleged armed robbery in Eldred at the pharmacy this morning.

We have monitored police from several agencies engaged in a search for a perpetrator. 

Pennsylvania State Police at noon have confirmed that there is an incident in progress in Eldred, but declined to provide any details. When asked if residents need to be concerned for their safety, we were told that people should always be vigilant.


Port Allegany Responding To 2 Vehicle Crash

Photo shared by Andrea Fortner
Port Allegany Responding To 2 Vehicle Crash
At 11:38 AM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to North Main Street & E. Arnold Avenue for a 2 car accident with possibly one injury.
POLICE REPORTING 1 VEHICLE INTO THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING. 
DRIVERS DECLINED MEDICAL TRANSPORT.
Closer view shared by Keith Fortner

 

Farmer's Market Today In Coudersport From 1 to 5 PM


Most of the growers/vendors of the Potter County Farmers' Market are planning to set up today, hoping to miss the predicted spotty rain showers. In case of rain, some of the vendors may choose not to set up today.

Hours for the Market (located adjacent to the courthouse square in Coudersport at the corner of E. Second and N. East Streets) are 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Products expected to be available this week include alpaca products including hand knit mittens, shawls, scarves, fingerless mitts, hats, insoles and socks. yarns, hand spun, dyed and natural colors; walking sticks crafted from native hardwoods; selection of baked goods; pickles, jam, jellies and preserves; garlic; winter squash; fingerling potatoes; potatoes; tomatoes; peppers; onions; salad greens and cucumber.

The Farmers' Market is scheduled weekly on Fridays through the first week of October.

Welcoming Willow Ann Vincent Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

It’s a Girl!!

Jenna Ann Maxson and Bradley Aaron Vincent from Shinglehouse, Pa is pleased to announce the arrival of Willow Ann Vincent who was born on September 10th at Cole Memorial. Willow weighed 7lbs. and 9oz.

Maternal Grandparents: Todd Maxson of Shinglehouse, Pa; Cindy Maxson-Dunbar of Olean, NY.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Dale and Roxy Maxson of Shinglehouse, Pa.   

Paternal Grandparents: Steve Vincent of Shinglehouse, Pa; Joellen Gower of Randolph, NY.

Paternal Great-Grandparents: Wilson and Barbara Vincent of Shinglehouse, Pa; William and Pearl Brock of Coudersport, Pa.

9-13 Recalls

Kansas Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination (Sep 12, 2013)
National Beef Packing Company, a Dodge City, Kan., establishment, is recalling approximately 690 pounds of beef tongue root filet products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.


09/12/2013 05:51 PM EDT

Schwebel Baking Company today recalled 18,979 units of Golden Rich Buns with Honey due to mislabeling and undeclared egg. Through the package validation process the problem was discovered.

Musical Merrill Minsitry Team Under The Tent in Roulette Sunday Through Friday



Elementary Learning Support/Classroom Aide Position Available At Northern Potter


Think About It

Do I Have To?

Doing what we don't want to do isn't always easy or enjoyable. Today is one of those days that I find myself doing what I would rather not be doing. I'm in a series of meetings and classes for the next several days. Some of my time is spent connecting with many whom I need to meet with. But if the truth were to be known I'd much rather be home sailing, or one of the many projects that I have waiting for me at home. The question might be asked; do I have to? I suppose I do have a choice in all of this but is it realistic to think that we should always get to do only what we want. Many times we need to do what we may not want to do.

Some in our society seem to believe that everything that we do should be pleasurable. To do something that isn’t pleasurable would seem to be foolish and unnecessary. Somewhere along the way we seem to have lost the importance of sacrifice and servant hood. We have moved, or are moving into a society of entitlement, where others owe us, and we are looking to be served rather than to serve.

Jesus had much to say about the subject of servant hood. In John 13, you will find the story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. It is here that he states, “I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. I tell you the truth slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.” But it isn’t easy to always put someone else first. Taking the backseat isn’t always fun, nor is letting someone else have the glory when it really belongs to us. Perhaps we all have asked if we had to, but it is in doing this very thing that we are blessed.

When Jesus talked about loving God with all of your heart, mind, and soul, and added, to love your neighbor as yourselves, (Matt 22:37-39), he was saying to put everything above ourselves and serve God and one another. I wonder what would change in our lives if we started to practice that. Think about it.

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Full-Time LPN Position Available At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport

RN's & LPN's Needed For Weekend Night Shifts In Smethport, Bradford, Kane, Galeton, and Ulysses

4 Year Old Girl Dead/ 4 Others Injured In Horrific Route 6 Crash In Roulette Township


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Port Allegany Man Charged With Harassment


ROUTE 6 IS NOW OPEN AT 11:22 pm

11:22 PM ROUTE 6 IS NOW OPEN IN ROULETTE TOWNSHIP


4th Annual Ladies Night Out


Fireworks Saturday 9-14 At Moose Park

 Fireworks In Moose Park Port Allegany

The Port Allegany Moose family Center will being having fireworks at moose park this Saturday night at dark. It is open to the public and donations can still be made at the park that night.

Mary A. JEFFERS, 85, of Ulysses, PA

Mary A. JEFFERS, 85, of Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. 

Born March 7, 1928, in Almond, NY, she was the daughter of William Elmer and Gladys Harrington White. 

On December 5, 1948, in Burns, NY, she married Elwin S. Jeffers, who survives. She was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church, HUG Senior Center in Ulysses, Ulysses Grange, and a charter member of the Tri-Town Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary in Ulysses. 

Surviving, besides her husband, Elwin, are: three sons, Gene (Deborah) Jeffers of Sabinsville, PA, James Jeffers of Ulysses, and Gary Jeffers of Carlisle, PA; three daughters, Donna (Donald) Richardson of Monroeton, PA, Roxanne (Anthony) Tomak of Campbell, NY, and Lori (Kenneth) Risser of Ulysses; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Lloyd (Delores) White and Albert (Janet) White, both of Canaseraga, NY, George White of Erin, TN, and Kenneth (Dottie) White of Salem, NY, four sisters, Virginia Johnson of Erin, TN, Norma Schwartz of Hornell, NY, Rosalee Allen of White Salmon, WA, and Carol (Kenneth) Behn of Andover, NY; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by two daughters-in-law, Sandra Jeffers and Deborah Jeffers; a grandson, Philip G. Tomak; and two brothers, Clarence White and William E. White, Jr. 

Friends may call Sunday, September 15, 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 Ulysses First Baptist Church. Rev. Jason K. Reed and Rev. Dr. Richard G. Kirk will co-officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, Ulysses, PA 16948. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

WALK-IN BIDDERS WELCOME AT Sept. 14th AUCTION!

WALK-IN BIDDERS WELCOME AT Sept. 14th AUCTION!

The doors of this Saturday’s Rotary Auction will be open to walk-in bidders at 7:00 p.m., according to Melissa Gee, Rotary Auction Co-Chair. To date, over 130 items have been collected from local businesses and individuals to be auctioned off Saturday night at the Coudersport American Legion at the Coudersport Rotary Club’s largest fundraiser of the year.

"Although all of the 6 p.m. dinner tickets are sold out, those wanting bid attendance only, should arrive at 7 p.m. to participate in the live and silent auctions," according to Gee. “Several of items donated would make great Christmas gifts,” added Gee.

A few of the items up for auction include;
• Lil' Cowpoke Diaper Cake & Album by Caroline Powers
• Subzero Winter Emergency Roadside Kit (57 piece) by Wm. R. Karschner & Sons
• (2) Tickets for "Jukebox Hangout" by First National Bank of Port Allegany
• Hand Painted Petite Glass Ornament from Ne'Qwa Art with Stand by Hauber's Jewelry
• Pre-Season Automobile Detailing by Stoltz Family Dealerships
• Leatherman Hunting Multitool by Potter County Outfitters
• 18-Hr Smoked Brisket in Deutschlander Special Blend Rub (Feeds 30) by Allegany Grill
• TWO (8) Hour Lift Tickets by Ski Denton
• Vintage OLYMPIC ROD & JOHNSON REEL by Laurelwood Inn
• Edward Jones Tailgating Cooler & Supplies by Edward Jones
• First Alert Fire Resistant Waterproof File Cabinet by Valley Hardware
• Tons of top soil delivered within Coudersport area by Faulstick Enterprises
• Hand Crafted Child's Rocker with hand stitched cushion by Bill Roberts
• "Silver" Level Portrait Package by Tim Walck Photography
• hour of Extreme Go-Karts (6 Karts, unlimited people) by Steve Watson Extreme Go-Karts
• Solid pine bookcase/desk by MemorLeeLaine
• Night Stay in the Caboose Cabin by Allegany River Campground
• (6) Rifle Gun Cabinet & Turkey Call by Morgan Advanced Materials
• Family Season Pass to Gary's Putter Golf by Gary's Putter Golf
• Week long Summer Camp by Penn-York Camp & Retreat Center
• Night of Folk and/or Blues by Solo Acoustic Guitarist, Josh Wolf, Acoustic Guitarist
• Pair of Winter Tires up to $300.00 by Jenigens Body Shop
• Chateau Lafite Rothschild Red Wine (YEAR: 1972) by Walter Baker
• Year Fitness Center Individual Membership by Cowburn's Solid Body Gym
• (6) mos. Of 50 Meg. Internet Service AND Voice Service by Zitomedia
• Family Golf Membership for 2014 by Coudersport Golf Club

The proceeds raised at the fundraiser auction are dedicated to local Rotary initiatives such as Camp Cadet and Youth Leadership Camp scholarships, the Mitchell Park restoration and enhancement project, and various food drives and other civic services performed locally by the club throughout the year. Those wanting directions to the auction should call Karen Cahilly at 203-3933.

Pictured above: Linda Karija, on behalf of Northwest Savings Bank and Rebecca Duell, Treasurer of the Coudersport Rotary Club


9/12/2013 7:26 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 780 ROUTE 249 MIDDLEBURY TWP


9/12/20137:26 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 780 ROUTE 249 MIDDLEBURY TWP
Middlebury & Medic 2 Responding to this 2 vehicle crash.

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for September 16–September 20, 2013

PennDOT Maintenance Work Schedule for September 16–September 20, 2013

Potter /Cameron PENNDOT, Potter/Cameron County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of September 16-September 20, 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 (Coneville Area) Daylight Signs
Bridge Crew:
• State Route: 3002 (Cowley Hill) Bridge Replacement (Road Closed-Detour in Place)
General Maintenance-West:
● State Route: 3015 (Dutch Hill Road) Install U-Drain (Mon-Wed)
● State Route: 0872 (Costello Area) Install U-Drain (Thurs-Fri)
General Maintenance-East:
● State Route: 0449 (Gold to Genesee) Crack Sealing
Tail Ditching:
● State Route: 1005 (Phoenix Run Road) Ditching
East Patching:
● State Route: 1001 (Brookland Road) Shoulder Stabilization
West Patching:
● State Route: 3002 (Cowley Hill Road) Patching
Mowing Crew:
● State Route: 0872 (Austin to Wharton) Mowing (Mon)
● State Route: 3003 (Prouty Road) Mowing (Tues-Fri)

Cameron County 0240:
• State Route: 3001 Ditching
• State Route: 3001 Mowing

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

• L C Whitford: State Route 49 (Harrison Valley) Bridge Repair
• Glenn O Hawbaker: State Route 872 (Potter & Cameron) Drainage Improvements and Road Repairs
• LTT Trucking: State Route 0872 (Ladona Area) Bridge Repair (approx. end 09/22/14)

Update for SR 255 Betterment Work near I-80/DuBois, Week of Sept. 16 Night-time paving will cause long delays

Update for SR 255 Betterment Work near I-80/DuBois, Week of Sept. 16
Night-time paving will cause long delays

DuBois – Roadway improvement work is continuing on Route 255 near the I-80 DuBois/101 interchange. When work is complete 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.

The week of Sept. 16 will feature the following activity:

• On Monday and Tuesday, the contractor will be working on drainage at various locations. No travel delays are expected.
• During the day on Wednesday, roadway milling will be flagged as crews work to mill roadway “bumps” at various locations.
• Wednesday through Saturday, the contractor will be paving through the entire project. This work will take place at night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
• As night-time paving takes place, motorists should expect long delays through the project area.

PennDOT reminds drivers to remain alert and proceed through the work zone with caution.

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.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Inc. is the contractor on this $3.4 million project.

Update for PennDOT’s Route 220/Auction Road Project, Week of Sept. 16

Update for PennDOT’s Route 220/Auction Road Project, Week of Sept. 16

Lock Haven – Work is continuing on Phase One of the Route 220/Auction Road project in Lamar Township. When work on Phase One and Phase Two are complete, area drivers will enjoy smoother, more efficient travel through this area and have increased sight distance at the four-way intersection.

Activity the week of Sept. 16 will include:

• The contractor will continue to install a utility duct bank along Route 2008 (Fairground Road). Lane closures will be regulated by flaggers.
• The contractor will be widening Route 2008 (Auction Road) throughout the week. Lane closures will be regulated by flaggers.
• The contractor will be placing embankment and sub-base throughout the project.
• The contractor will be installing pavement base drain throughout the project.
• The contractor will be seeding finished areas throughout the project.

Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving vehicles throughout the entire work zone. All work is weather dependent.

Construction of Phase One includes the building of the ramps on the eastern side of Route 220, adjacent to Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction. Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the contractor on the $3.4 million Phase One project.

Phase Two of the project will build the bridge and ramps on the western side of Route 220, adjacent to the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Phase Two is expected to begin in 2014.

PennDOT reminds motorists to buckle up, obey posted speed limits and proceed with caution through all work zones.

Head-On Crash At Bilek's Curve in Roulette Township

Several ambulances line up to transport patients as firefighters work at extrication.
 Head-On Crash At Bilek's Curve in Roulette Township/
At 4:25 PM on Thursday, Roulette & Coudersport Fire Rescue and Ambulances are responding to a 2 vehicle head-on crash on Route 6 at Bilek's Curve at the entrance to Goodwin's Gravel Pit. Possible entrapment and ejection is reported. 3 vehicles are reported involved.

5 Patients are reported. 2 Ambulance requested from Port Allegany. 4 patients in a car & 1 in a pickup truck.
3 HELICOPTERS REQUESTED
HELICOPTERS REPORTED UNAVAILABLE 
4:45PM--REPORT 2 PATIENTS EXTRICATED
4:47 PM--3RD PATIENT EXTRICATED 
4:48 pm-3 AMBULANCES HAVE GONE ENROUTE TO COLE MEMORIAL
ROUTE 6 NOW HAS ONE LANE OPEN BETWEEN TROUT BROOK AND REED RUN ROAD 
Coudersport Fire Dept. has set up for 3 helicopters to land at Cole Memorial.
2 helicopters have apparently taken off, a third incoming helicopter has aborted due to weather.

5:51 PM--PSP ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION CREW 90 MINUTE ETA TO SCENE
7:39 ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION TEAM ON SCENE

9/12/2013 4:13 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 249 MIDDLEBURY TWP

9/12/20134:13 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 249 MIDDLEBURY TWP
One Vehicle rollover crash in Middlebury Township. Reporting self-extricated, unknown injuries.

News From Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua Institution Three TapsOn Sunday, Aug. 25, Chautauqua Institution President Tom Becker concluded the 2013 Season with the ceremonial Three Taps of the Gavel.

“The time we spend at Chautauqua is an investment in ourselves and in others,” Becker said. As a community, we were fed “on a diet of art, creativity, issues of importance to our time … experienced the exercise of reverence and worship, the healthy and reflective exercise of body and spirit, and the joy of a civil community.”

Prior to his prepared remarks, Becker offered his thanks, on behalf of the Chautauqua community, to the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, who will retire as director of the Department of Religion at the end of the year.

Click here to view a video of Becker’s speech or read a transcript.


2013 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS




Lectures
Re-visit your favorite lectures from the 2013 Season, or discover some of the summer’s most popular speakers on Chautauqua’s YouTube page. Highlights include:

New DEP Online Tool Speeds Pre-Application Process for Permit Applicants

New DEP Online Tool Speeds Pre-Application Process for Permit Applicants

As part of its continuing effort to create a more efficient permit application procedure, DEP has developed an online Permit Application Consultation Tool (PACT).

The online tool is designed to quickly and easily assist potential applicants in determining which types of environmental permits, authorizations or notifications would be needed for specific projects. Based on the user’s responses to a series of simple questions, PACT provides information on permits and other information an applicant should consider.

When the tool’s questionnaire is completed, PACT automatically submits the information and attachments to the Assistant Regional Director in the department’s appropriate regional office. This information serves as the basis for a Pre-Application Conference. At the conference, DEP staff verifies the information and discusses the needed permits or authorizations with the applicant. Pre-Application Conferences often result in a savings of time and resources—especially when multiple permits or authorizations are needed.

“This is another example of DEP’s commitment to improving efficiency without sacrificing the quality or transparency of our reviews,” Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. “Since the original Permit Decision Guarantee was implemented last year, DEP has resolved 66 percent of all backlogged applications. This allows us to move much more efficiently on new permit applications, ensuring that they meet their target timeframes.”

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on Permits, Licensing and Certifications. By clicking on the link you can access the Pre-Application Information Tool and the questionnaire.

PennDOT, State Police Participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week

PennDOT, State Police Participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week
Police, Safety Groups to Offer Safety Seat Checkpoints Statewide

Harrisburg – State Police and PennDOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 15 – 21.

In addition, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, has been designated as “National Seat Check Saturday.”

“I urge all parents and caregivers to get their seats checked, because using the right seat in the right position is so important to children’s safety,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “Anyone who transports children has the responsibility to make sure they’re legally and correctly secured – that’s why we work with police and safety partners to make child safety resources available year-round.”

PennDOT funds resources such as training and educational materials for 145 fitting stations across Pennsylvania, at which more than 5,000 car seats were checked last year. The checkups are designed to teach drivers the proper installation and use of child safety seats.

“Our first priority must be to protect the safety of our most precious cargo every time we get behind the wheel,” Pennsylvania State Police Lieutenant Colonel George L. Bivens said. “Traffic crashes are among the leading causes of death in Pennsylvania, and educating the public about the proper use of child safety seats plays an important role in saving lives.”

Each of the department’s troops will conduct at least one safety seat check during the week, Bivens said. The seat checks are designed to teach drivers the proper installation and use of child safety seats.

“Child safety seats will save lives, but only when they are installed and used properly,” Bivens said.

Pennsylvania law requires that children under the age of 4 ride in a federally approved car seat that is appropriate for the child's age, height and weight. Children between the ages of 4 and 8 must use a booster seat if they are no longer in a car seat.

The state’s seat belt law mandates that children ages 8 to 17 must use a seat belt, and violating this law is a primary offense. It is a secondary offense for drivers and front seat passengers age 18 and older to travel unbuckled.

Because of the potential dangers associated with air bag deployment, children ages 12 and under should always ride in a vehicle’s back seat.

The State Police Bureau of Patrol also offered the following tips:

• Read and follow the car seat and vehicle manufacturers’ instructions;
• Use the car’s seat belt to anchor the seat to the car unless you are using a child safety seat with the LATCH system;
• Fill out and return the registration card for your seat so you'll know if it is recalled because of a problem;
• Make sure the seat’s harness fits snugly; and
• Use a tether strap if the seat requires it.

For more information on car seat safety and to get a list of state police car seat safety inspection locations and dates, click on the "Public Safety" link at www.psp.state.pa.us.

To view a list of PennDOT-supported car seat checks and see how PennDOT promotes child passenger safety, visit www.JustDrivePA.com, then "Traffic Safety Information Center" and "Child Passenger Safety."

Area Child Seat Checks:

Cameron County: Monday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Emporium Fire Hall, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834.

Centre County: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Sam’s Club, 381 Benner Pike, State College, PA 16801.

Clearfield County:
• Monday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Clearfield Borough Fire Department, 108 S. Cherry St., Clearfield, PA 16830.
• Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Little Hands Child Care, 180 McCracken Run Rd., DuBois, PA 15801.

Clinton County: Sunday, Sept. 15, noon – 5 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police – Lamar, 7127 Nittany Dr., Mill Hall, PA 17751.

Elk County: Thursday, Sept. 19, PennDOT – Elk County Maintenance Building, 32 Saint Leo St., Ridgway, PA 15853.

McKean County: Sunday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Zook Motors, 25 Willow Run, Kane, PA 16735.

Mifflin County: Monday, Sept. 16, through Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Potter County: Thursday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Co., 122 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

Thompson Announces Rural Hospital Grant for Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Thompson Announces Rural Hospital Grant for Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Federal funding will support medical information technology upgrades

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson
Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Potter County, is one of 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania that will receive funding under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). The funds will support information technology upgrades used for documenting the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

“Healthcare delivery to our rural communities can be challenging,” stated Rep. Thompson. “These types of grants level the playing field with our urban counterparts, and will assist Cole Memorial in upgrading their current technologies to meet the changing industry standards and better serve the people of Coudersport and the surrounding communities.”

Cole Memorial will receive approximately $7,500 that will be used to support the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, the new diagnosis and procedure code sets used by hospitals to group and identify patient encounters. Hospitals are required to make the transition to ICD-10 by October 1, 2014.

Edward C. Pitchford
“Cole Memorial is fortunate to have the support of Congressman Thompson and others who understand the need to preserve access to high quality care in rural Pennsylvania,” stated Edward C. Pitchford, President and CEO of Charles Cole Memorial. “Their voice in Washington and Harrisburg on behalf of the citizens who live and work in areas such as ours is invaluable.”

In Pennsylvania, a total of 20 small and rural hospitals with fewer than 50 beds, will receive funds through the SHIP grant. The SHIP funds are initially awarded to the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, which provides technical assistance to hospitals throughout the commonwealth.

The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health was established at Penn State University in 1991. It is a joint effort by the university’s College of Health and Human Development and the Penn State Outreach and Penn State Extension. The office is funded by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Penn State.