POTTER-TIOGA MAPLE WEEKEND MARCH 18TH & 19TH

POTTER-TIOGA MAPLE WEEKEND MARCH 18TH & 19TH

Street Machines Auto Care

Stoltz Of Coudersport

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

CIMINO AUTO PARTS

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Test Drive The New Bennches At Moon's Farm Yard Saturday, Oct. 26th

Belmont/Scio Dispatched To Crash On Whitcomb Road

Belmont/Scio Dispatched To Crash On Whitcomb Road
At 11:10 PM on Saturday, Belmont Fire Dept. was dispatched to Whitcomb Road for a motor vehicle crash. At 11:44 PM, Scio Fire Dept. was dispatched to the scene with a thermal imaging camera. The camera senses heat and is sometimes used to search for victims of crashes not readily found.

2014 Festival of Choirs USA

2014 Festival of Choirs USA
Hi everyone! It is October 20th and we have already had a church choir asking about registering for the 2014 Festival of Choirs USA®. The Festival will be held on August 16th at 807 Skinner Creek Road, Port Allegany, Pa. The same place that we have held it for the last five years. Hope to see you there. Be Blessed!!
www.festivalofchoirsusa.com

Red Raiders vs Gators Game Photos Are Ready

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Click link above for portfolio of photos available for purchase.
Photos by Randy Frey

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/POLE DOWN/ROUTE 949 CLOSED

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS
Address: 210 MONTEREY AVE
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: SOUTH ST * W CARDOTT ST
POLE DOWN, 1 INJURY, ROUTE 949 CLOSED

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD;  RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
10/19/2013 9:56:38 PM
ALLEGHENY POWER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED, POLE HAS TO BE REPLACED, PA ONE CALL HAS TO LOCATE LINES, ROAD WILL APPARENTLY BE CLOSED FOR  AN EXTENDED TIME BEFORE REPAIRS CAN BE MADE.
12:25 AM--GAS COMPANY ARRIVED ON SCENE TO LOCATE LINES. 
1:05 AM--ALLEGHENY POWER IS ON SCENE, HAS TAKEN OVER TRAFFIC CONTROL, WILL ADVISE COUNTY WHEN ROADWAY IS OPEN..FIRE COMPANY RETURNING TO QUARTERS. 

Shinglehouse Dispatched for Traffic Control At Millport Bridge (delayed posting)

Shinglehouse Dispatched for Traffic Control At Millport Bridge
At 8:00 PM on Saturday , Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched again for traffic control at the Millport Bridge construction site.

ELEC HAZ-ELECTRICAL ARCING

ELEC HAZ-ELECTRICAL ARCING
Address: RACE ST and N BROAD ST
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: MAIN ST * RACE ST

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
10/19/2013 9:51:39 PM

When is Trick or Treat in your community?

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Austins Halloween is 31st of October 6-8Pm

Coudersport: 6PM - to lights out Halloween 10-31, 
Coudy Halloween parade is Nov 2nd at 3. Line up is
on 3rd St. marching down Main to the Gunzburger building

Emporium: Thursday
the 31st 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Galeton: Thurs. Oct 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.


Genesee: Oct 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Roulette: Thursday, October 31 from 6-8 p.m. Please 
remember to leave your porch light on so the children 
will know to stop at your house

Lyman Run State Park, Spooktacular, October 26 from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Turtlepoint Community Park, for Trunk or Treating on Saturday, October 26th from 3:00 - 4:30 PM.

Ole Bull Music Festival Next Saturday at Galeton School


Centerville Dispatched To Structure Fire In Freedom

Centerville Dispatched To Structure Fire In Freedom
At 6:54 PM on Saturday, Centerville Fire Company in northern Allegany County was dispatched to 1396 Eagle Street in Freedom for a structure fire.

Twin Tiers Community Foundation Dinner Saturday In Ulysses

Estate Auction Saturday, October 26 At Pine Creek Banquet Hall in Galeton

Shinglehouse Dispatched for Traffic Control

Shinglehouse Dispatched for Traffic Control
At 4:35 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the bridge construction for traffic control.

2013 Barbershop Harmony Annual Show Next Saturday In Coudersport


GAS LEAK-ODOR-RESIDENT SING

GAS LEAK-ODOR-RESIDENT SING
Address: 2395 MOORE HILL RD
City: SHIPPEN
Cross Streets: HICKS RUN RD * SENECA DR

Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
10/19/2013 3:45:31 PM

Land Rescue Dispatched To Majestic Trails

Land Rescue Dispatched To Majestic Trails
At 3:35 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire Dept., Ambulance & Medic 1 have been dispatched to Majestic Trails at the main trailhead for a land rescue of a female ATV rollover crash victim.

NP Soccer Seniors Honored

NP Soccer Seniors Honored

On Thursday, October 17th was the Northern Potter Soccer teams last game of the season. Senior soccer players and their parents were honored.

L-R Matt Morgan and his parents, Mike & Deb Morgan, Curtis Coates and his parents, Curtis & Elizabeth Coates, Aaron Olney and his parents, Ben & Sheila Olney. Northern Potter played Athens and won 2-0.









Coudersport Ambulance and Med 6 Dispatched To Cole Manor

At 2:26 PM on Saturday Coudersport Ambulance and Med 6 were dispatched to Cole Manor for a man fallen.

Clayton G. Rossman, 83, of Coudersport, PA

Clayton G. Rossman, 83, of Coudersport, PA,  died Friday, October 18, 2013 at his home.

Born June 6, 1930 in Sweden Valley, he was the son of Orten and Mable Barnes Rossman. On May 7, 2005, he married his third wife Florence Haynes. 

He attended Coudersport schools and worked as a tank mechanic for Pittsburgh Corning. A member of Calvary Baptist Church, Clayton enjoyed shooting pool, and loved spending time with his family.

Clayton is survived by his wife, 1 son: Mark Rossman of Olean, NY, 1 daughter: Joyce Miller of Coudersport, 1 sister: Jean Lewis of Fairport, NY, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by 2 wives: Nancy and Lois, both parents, 1 brother: Harry Rossman, and 3 sisters: Margaurite Randall, Virginia Wall, and Esther Chilson.

Friends and family are invited to Clayton’s Life Celebration on Monday, October 21, 2013 from 1-2pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport, PA 16915, “A Life Celebration Home”. Funeral to follow at 2pm in the funeral home, with burial in Card Creek Cemetery. 

Memorial Contributions in Clayton’s name may be made to: Patterson Cancer Center, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915, or to the Calvary Baptist Church, Chestnut Street, Coudersport, PA 16901. 

To share your fondest memories of Clayton, please visit, www.lifecelebration.com.

Otto-Eldred 48 - Coudersport 28

Otto-Eldred 48 - Coudersport 28

 

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PA Drilling Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chautauqua Energy Inc in Sugar Grove Twp, Warren County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2013-10-17 to Chautauqua Energy Inc in Sugar Grove Twp, Warren county. 102.4 - Failure to minimize accelerated erosion, implement E&S plan, maintain E&S controls. Failure to stabilize site until total site restoration under OGA Sec 206(c)(d)
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Meet New Northern Potter High School Principal Monday In Genesee

Reminder: Members of the Northern Potter School District Administrative Team will be at the First Community Bank (Basement) in Genesee on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Come out and meet our new high school principal, Mr. Joseph Eglesia and hear about many of the initiatives going on in the district.

Light refreshments will be served.

Route 11 closed in Snyder County north of Routes 11/15 split due to tractor-trailer crash

Route 11 closed in Snyder County north of Routes 11/15 split due to tractor-trailer crash

Oct. 19, 2013 @ 11 a.m.

Motorists traveling in the Sunbury area are advised that Route 11 is currently closed in Snyder County between the Routes 11/15 split (near Tedds Landing) and the Barry King Bridge at Northumberland Borough.

A tractor-trailer crash is blocking the road.

Southbound Route 15 traffic wishing to take Route 11 north is being advised to use County Line Road to Route 11. Northbound Routes 11/15 traffic wishing to continue north on Route 11 is advised to take Route 61 crossing the river on the Veterans Memorial Bridge into Sunbury and then Route 147 north into Northumberland Borough.

Emergency responders anticipate it will take several hours to clear the crash scene. Route 11 may reopen by late afternoon.

Test Drive The New Bennches At Moon's Farm Yard Saturday, Oct. 26th


Rescue Dispatched For Person Trapped Under Dump Truck

Rescue Dispatched For Person Trapped Under Dump Truck
At 10:25 AM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. and Bradford City Ambulance were dispatched to Long Lane for a person trapped under a dump truck.
10:34 AM-FIRE DEPT. RECALLED BY CHIEF 11

Hammond Estate Auction, Saturday, October 19th At Bloomster Hollow, Smethport, PA

Apartment & Single House For Rent In Coudersport For Rent

For Rent – Coudersport

Single House
3BR. No HUD or Pets
Tenant pays utilities
595 per month. Security & References required.
Call for more information 814-698-2595. 
Leave message if no answer

Seminar & Pen Sale At Cinco C's Alpacas October 19th

Huge Antique & Clock Auction Saturday, October 19 In Allegany, NY

Twin Tiers Community Foundation Dinner Saturday In Ulysses

Chicken BBQ Saturday At Coudersport Ambulance Hall to Benefit To Fill A Backpack

Friday, October 18, 2013

2 Year Old Left In Pickup Unattended While Caretaker Drank In Pike Township Bar


Bear Struck On Rt. 59 In Keating Township


Moderate Injuries For Warren Motorcyclist Who Crashed On Rt. 6 In Hamilton Township


Animal Struck, Woman Unhurt On Rt. 6 In Keating Township


Known Female Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI In Coudersport


Twin Tiers Community Foundation Dinner Saturday In Ulysses

Man Who Killed Roulette Couple's Son Appealing Death Sentence, Claims He's Intellectually Disabled


Roulette Couple's Policeman Son Was Murdered By This Man

By Laurie Mason Schroeder Staff Writer
Bucks County Courier Times

Convicted cop killer Robert Flor was back in Bucks County Court on Friday, trying to get his death sentence for murdering Newtown police Officer Brian Gregg overturned.

Armed with a team of lawyers from the Federal Defender's Association, the 46-year-old Falls man is attempting to prove his former attorneys from the county Public Defender's office didn't work hard enough to keep him off death row.
Brian Gregg

Specifically, Flor charges the jurors who handed down his death sentence were not told he is intellectually disabled, a mental health diagnosis formerly called mentally retarded. County Judge Alan Rubenstein heard from several mental health experts Friday in Doylestown, as part of Flor's appeal under the Post Conviction Relief Act.

A jury in 2006 sentenced Flor to death for fatally shooting Gregg, 46, on Sept. 29, 2005. 

Ed. note--(The popular Newtown police officer was the son of John and Nancy Gregg of Roulette Township in Potter County.)

The murder took place in the emergency room of St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown, where Flor had been brought following his arrest for drunken driving and domestic assault. Gregg's partner, Newtown Officer James Warunek, had taken Flor into a bathroom stall so he could provide a urine sample.

After Warunek uncuffed him, Flor grabbed the officer's gun and began shooting.

Gregg, who was just a week away from his one-year anniversary as a full-time police officer, was hit twice in the head. Horrified witnesses told detectives Flor shouted “Die, pig, die!” during the attack.

Flor pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and asked that a jury be empaneled to decide his sentence. Following a lengthy hearing, the panel returned with a death verdict in a record 90 minutes.

Flor has filed numerous appeals, including a complaint based on the fact that Rubenstein called him a “punk” before sentencing him. Each appeal has been denied.

In 2011, Gov. Tom Corbett signed Flor's execution warrant, but the order was stayed because Flor had not exhausted all his appeals.

Security at the county courthouse was heightened Friday. Flor was led into the courtroom via a back entrance, so he did not have to walk through the throng of uniformed police officers who showed up to the hearing and lined the back wall of the courtroom for much of the proceeding.

Heavier and sporting a gray beard, Flor sat mostly silent in the courtroom. At one point he asked a deputy to loosen his handcuffs because they were hurting his wrists.

Defense expert Edward J. Dougherty, a forensic psychologist, testified he met with Flor in 2006 at the request of his lawyers, and immediately observed “red flags” that the cop killer had intellectual deficiencies.

Dougherty opined that Flor showed signs of fetal alcohol syndrome, the top cause of mental retardation in the U.S., including a small head, low-set ears and wide-set eyes.

The psychologist said he did an initial screening of Flor and told the defendant's attorneys he needed to do more tests.

“The conversation opened a lot of doors that needed to be investigated,” he said.

Dougherty said he never heard from Flor's public defenders again. He testified Friday he has now looked at numerous test results and reports provided by Flor's appellate lawyers, and is confident the defendant is intellectually disabled. Dougherty said Flor's scores on many of the tests designed to show how well he can perform problem-solving tasks were so low that they were “off the charts.”

Forensic neuropsychologist Jonathan Mack was the next expert on the stand. Mack, who testified at Flor's sentencing in 2006 and concluded the murderer was brain-damaged, said he would have labeled him intellectually disabled if he'd had more information.

Mack said Flor, a high school dropout, had told him he passed a GED test. The expert said that caused him to make assumptions about the defendant's intelligence levels. Flor's new lawyers later confirmed he lied about passing the GED, and in fact the state department of education has no record of him taking the test.

Mack said that information, coupled with another doctor's diagnosis that Flor showed signs of fetal alcohol syndrome, would have altered his testimony in 2006.

“I was given misinformation that distorted the picture,” he said.

If Rubenstein is swayed by the experts' testimony it could bode well for Flor, since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that the execution of mentally retarded people is unconstitutional.

But prosecutors from the Bucks County District Attorney's Office have noted Flor's lawyers in 2006 did present three mental health experts to the jury who sent him to death row. None of the experts said Flor was intellectually disabled.

Rubenstein will hear more testimony at a later date before handing down a ruling. In addition to the death verdict, Rubenstein sentenced Flor to 65 to 130 years on 30 other charges, including the attempted murder of Warunek and ER technician Joseph Epp.

Gregg's family members were in the courtroom Friday, as well as Newtown Chief of Police Anthony Wojciechowski. All declined to be interviewed.  See more photo-video.....

PennDOT, State Police Advise Motorists to Steer Clear of Emergency Responders

PennDOT, State Police Advise Motorists to Steer Clear of Emergency Responders

Harrisburg - State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today reminded motorists to “steer clear” of police, emergency responders, road crews and tow-truck operators while they carry out their duties.

“When you see law enforcement personnel stopped to write citations or responding to crashes and disabled vehicles, please make sure you proceed with caution and pass on the left,’’ Noonan said. “It could be a matter of life or death for the first responder.’’

In August, a state police trooper was injured when a motor home struck the rear of his patrol car on the shoulder of Interstate 78 in Lebanon County. Another state trooper was hurt when he was struck by an SUV while issuing a citation to a motorist along Interstate 81 in Dauphin County.

Noonan reminded drivers that Pennsylvania’s Steer Clear Law requires motorists to move to a lane that is not immediately adjacent to an emergency response area. Such areas include locations where police are making traffic stops, where highway or construction workers are involved in emergency assistance, or where tow trucks are responding to disabled vehicles.

If drivers cannot move over because of traffic or other conditions, they must proceed at a speed that is “reasonable and prudent,” according to the law.

“I urge drivers to be watchful for flashing lights, flares in the road and personnel who may be in or next to roadways helping with emergencies,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “Moving over or slowing down when you pass these scenes helps ensure our workers, police and other responders can focus on saving lives instead of being afraid for their own.”

The law applies any time an emergency vehicle has its lights flashing and where road crews or emergency personnel have lighted flares or have posted signs or other traffic control devices.

Failure to move over or slow down can result in a summary offense that carries a fine of up to $250. In addition, fines will be doubled for other traffic violations occurring in these areas. If the violation leads to a first responder being injured, a 90-day license suspension could result.

“Our goal is not to write citations, but make sure our personnel are safe,” Noonan said.

Patricia Ann “Pat” Ayers, 61, of Shinglehouse, PA

Patricia Ann “Pat” Ayers, 61, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away with her loving family by her side on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, after a long illness.

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

Governor Corbett Proclaims Oct. 20-26 as Teen Driver Safety Week

Governor Corbett Proclaims Oct. 20-26 as Teen Driver Safety Week
Parents, Guardians Key in Creating Safer Teen Drivers

Harrisburg — As part of its celebration of Teen Driver Safety Week, PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch announced today that Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed Oct. 20-26 as Teen Driver Safety Week in Pennsylvania to coincide with the national observance.

PennDOT is using this opportunity to remind parents and guardians that adult supervision is a critical component of keeping teen drivers safe on the roads, recognizing that parents and guardians are an integral part of teen driving success even after they have been licensed.
“Safely operating a vehicle requires complex evaluations, split-second decisions and intricate maneuvers and to help keep kids safe, parents and guardians must thoroughly evaluate a teen driver’s knowledge, skills and abilities behind the wheel,” Schoch said. “Adults set a positive, safe example for young drivers in their family and continuing to monitor young drivers after they receive their license helps keep young drivers safe.”

From 2008 to 2012, there were 103,002 crashes involving at least one 16 to 19-year old driver in Pennsylvania, resulting in 851 fatalities. Of those crashes, 46 percent involved the teen driver driving too fast for conditions, driver inexperience, driver distraction, or improper or careless turning.

The risk of a crash involving any of these factors can be reduced through practice, limiting the number of passengers riding with a teen driver, obeying all rules of the road and using common sense.

In efforts to strengthen graduated driver licensing requirements and enhance training for young drivers, Governor Corbett signed Act 81 into law in 2011. The law increased supervised, behind-the-wheel skill building for permit holders under 18 years old from 50 to 65 hours and added stricter limits on the number of passengers that young drivers can transport for the first six months after they receive their junior license. The law also made it a primary offense for anyone under 18 not properly wearing a seat belt.

As a part of their obligation to help their children become responsible and safe drivers, parents and guardians should:

• Talk to teens about safe driving skills before they turn 16.
• Establish a parent/teen driving contract.
• Strongly encourage teens to avoid distractions behind the wheel.
• Limit the number of passengers teens are allowed to have in their vehicle.
• Limit dawn, dusk and nighttime driving until teens gain more experience, and enforce a curfew. Remember, state law prohibits 16- and 17-year-olds with a junior license from driving between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
• Gradually increase the amount of time and distance teens are allowed to drive.
• Enforce the need to obey speed limits and other rules of the road.
• Ride with their teens occasionally to monitor driving skills.
• Always set a good example.

PennDOT is proud to announce the availability of an additional, optional tool for parents and guardians to utilize in their education efforts: PennDOT’s new “Teen Driver” plate. The plate features an inverted triangle in red, with the words “Teen Driver” appearing in yellow letters in the triangle. The phrase, “Please Be Courteous,” is featured in blue letters on the sides of the triangle. The letters “T” and “D” appear vertically to the right of the symbol.

The plate is available for $20 and can be ordered by visiting www.dmv.state.pa.us.

For more information on young driver safety, visit PennDOT’s highway safety website, www.JustDrivePA.com, and select the “Young Driver” link under the Traffic Safety Information Center.

NEW EDITION OF BIG GAME RECORDS BOOK ON SALE

NEW EDITION OF BIG GAME RECORDS BOOK ON SALE

Pennsylvania’s all-time ranking updated for 2013.

Pennsylvania’s official all-time ranking of trophy big-game animals has been updated for 2013 and is available for sale from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The new edition of the Pennsylvania Big Game Records book includes nearly 200 new entries. And to make them easier to identify, and to show where they stack up historically, entries from the 2012-13 hunting seasons appear in bold type in the 2013 book.

“Hunters for years have turned to the Pennsylvania Big Game Records book as a valuable tool to show where trophy animals are being harvested,” said Bob D’Angelo, coordinator for the Game Commission’s Big Game Records Program. “This small change of bolding entries in the 2013 book gives prominence and context to the most-recent record harvests, and gives the whole book a fresh, new feel.”

The new book nearly doubles the number of entries for record bear harvests in the archery category. In the 2012 edition, nine black bears qualified for inclusion in the book. This year, there are 16 entries, three of them resulting from 2012 harvests.

Also included in the 2013 book is a depiction of the Arthur Young buck, painted by artist Ernest Durphy. Taken in 1830, the buck ranks 11th all-time in the typical firearm category. No animal is documented in any record book anywhere in the world with a date earlier than Young’s enormous McKean County whitetail.

The story of Young’s historic hunt also will be featured in the December 2013 issue of Pennsylvania Game News magazine.

Copies of the 2013 Pennsylvania Big Game Records book are available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission online at The Outdoor Shop, www.pgc.state.pa.us, or by calling 1-888-888-3459, or mailing remittance to: PA Game Commission, Dept. MS, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797.

The book costs $5, plus shipping and handling. Pennsylvania residents also pay 6 percent sales tax. Shipping and handling charges are $1.25 for orders up to $6; $2.95 for orders up to $20; and $4.95 for orders up to $35.

For additional information, contact Pennsylvania Big Game Records Program Coordinator Bob D’Angelo at the Game Commission Harrisburg headquarters (rdangelo@pa.gov).

Pennsylvania’s Big Game Records Program is based on the Boone & Crockett Club’s scoring program.

The Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association started Pennsylvania’s program in 1965 to showcase the outstanding hunting opportunities available in this state.

The Drive Out Suicide Campaign

Drive Out Suicide Campaign

The Drive Out Suicide Campaign has reached Potter County. This prevention awareness campaign is being sponsored by the PA Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition of Pennsylvania. 

Those who are willing attach a window cling to the back of their car and hand out post cards with information about warning signs of suicide and what to do if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide. The back of the card displays the message “there is hope”. “Stop Suicide Now”. 

The card also lists the national crisis hotline 1-800-273 TALK (press 1 for veterans). Locally people can also call crisis services at 814-274-8729 and after hours 1-800-652-0562.

Shinglehouse Dispatched To Accident On McCrea Brook Road

Shinglehouse Dispatched To Accident On McCrea Brook Road 
 At 2:38 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. was dispatched to a reported no-injury vehicle crash on McCrea Brookl Road on the Kings Run side for traffic control. 

At 3:05 PM--Shinglehouse ambulance has been dispatched to the scene to evaluate a person involved in the accident.

I-80 WB Columbia County work-zone short-term ramp closure Oct. 21

I-80 WB Columbia County work-zone short-term ramp closure Oct. 21

Here is a scheduled short-term ramp closure for Interstate 80 westbound at the Mifflinville River Bridge Project in Columbia County next week.

On Monday, Oct. 21, the I-80 westbound off-ramp to Route 11 north and south (Exit 241 - Lime Ridge/Berwick) will be closed starting at 8 a.m.

The ramp is expected to reopen at 1 p.m.

The contractor will be installing lighting for the overhead signs.

Westbound traffic wishing to use Exit 241 during the ramp closure will be directed to use Exit 242 (Mifflinville) and follow Route 339 to Main Street to Route 11.

Convicted murderers mistakenly released; search underway

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/332124/483/Convicted-murderers-mistakenly-released-search-underway

10-22/23 Cancer Prevention Study-3


American Red Cross McKean-Potter Chapter Offers Halloween Safety Tips to Local Trick-or-Treaters

American Red Cross McKean-Potter Chapter Offers Halloween Safety Tips to Local Trick-or-Treaters

Organization Encourages Area Residents to Safely Fill Their Candy Bags

BRADFORD, Pa. – Every October, children in McKean and Potter counties have a chance to dress up as their favorite princess, ghost, superhero or witch. As children don these festive costumes, the local American Red Cross urges residents to follow Halloween preparedness tips to keep their families and other community members safe and happy this All Hallows’ Eve.

“This year, we encourage parents to select the right costume for their children and plan their trick-or treating route ahead of time,” said Jason Bange, executive director of the local Red Cross. “Taking simple safety steps like these help to ensure each local family has a safe and fun Halloween.”

COSTUME SAFETY There are steps parents can take to keep their little ghosts and goblins safe in their disguises:

Add reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
Use flame-resistant costumes.
Use face makeup instead of masks, which can cover their eyes and make it hard to see.

BE SAFE WHILE OUT AND ABOUT To maximize safety for the trick-or-treaters, plan a route ahead of time. Make sure adults know where children are going. If the children are young, a parent or responsible adult should accompany them as they walk through the neighborhood.

Here are more safety tips to follow as children go from house to house:

Make sure trick-or-treaters have a flashlight.
Visit only the homes that have a porch light on.
Accept treats at the door—never go inside.
Walk only on the sidewalks, not in the street. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the edge of the roadway, facing traffic.

Look both ways before crossing the street, and cross only at the corner.
Don’t cut across yards or use alleys. Don’t cross between parked cars.
Be cautious around strange animals, especially dogs.

GREETING TRICK-OR-TREATERS For those who expect to welcome trick-or-treaters at their door, they can make sure it’s fun for everyone by following a few tips:

Make sure the outdoor lights are on.
Sweep leaves from sidewalks and steps.
Clear the porch or front yard of any obstacles that a child could trip over.
Restrain pets.
Use a glow stick instead of a candle in jack-o-lanterns to avoid a fire hazard.

Follow us on Facebook (Red Cross Northwestern Pa.) and Twitter (RedCrossWPA).

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched To Cole Manor

At 1:08 PM on Friday Coudersport Ambulance was dispatched to Cole Manor for a medical emergency.

Penn State Cover Crop Interseeder and Applicator Field Day

Penn State Cover Crop Interseeder and Applicator Field Day

 Penn State Extension will host a Cover Crop Interseeder and Applicator Field Day, on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 10am to noon

The event will be at the Thomas’ Farm on Lehman Road in Ulysses, PA near the Northern Potter Central School. Directional signs will be posted. 

The Cover Crop Interseeder and Applicator was designed by Penn State to help cultivate cover crops in areas with shorter growing seasons, like Potter County, where a cover crop is difficult to establish after harvest. The interseeder does the job of 3 implements, saving labor, time and fuel. It has the capability to side dress nitrogen, apply herbicide directly where it is needed and plant a relay cover crop between the rows of knee-high corn. 

Join us this fall to explore the findings and determine for yourself the possibilities of the interseeder’s use in the future of Northern Pennsylvania.  There is no fee, but please register by calling 814-274-8540.

Morris Dispatched For Land Rescue

Morris Dispatched For Land Rescue
At 1:03 PM on Friday, Morris Fire Rescue has been dispatched to a land rescue on the rail trail, 4 miles north of Blackwell, where a female has suffered an ankle injury.

West Branch Fishing Creek Bridge In Clara Township To Reopen Tonight

W. Fishing Creek Bridge Update
The bridge will be re-opened to the public Friday evening(18th). The guardrails are being installed and will be done this evening. The Clara Township Supervisors thank you for your patience.

Thank You
Clara Township Supervisors

A Century of Caring

A Century of Caring

The Women of the Moose #2188 will be holding a 100th year celebration on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the Port Allegany Moose Lodge.

Come and join us for an afternoon of fun, refreshments and friends - old and new.
There will be door prizes and a luncheon.

Guest Speaker is Patsy Baxter, PDGR Deputy Regional Manager
We would love to have each member bring 2 non-member friends to share what the Women of the Moose is all about. All friends who sign up to be a member that day will have the opportunity to have their 2nd years dues paid. Current members who have 2 friends join that day may also receive their next year dues FREE!

Come join us for a Century of Caring!

Joe Joyce Joins C&N Lending Team

Joe Joyce
Joe Joyce Joins C&N Lending Team

WELLSBORO, PA – Joe Joyce has been named Vice President – Commercial Loan Sales Officer for Citizens & Northern Bank. Working from the Towanda C&N office, Joyce will manage commercial customer relationships for the bank, primarily in Bradford and Sullivan Counties in Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York.

Joyce holds his BSBA Degree in Management from Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Prior to joining C&N he was a partner with Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors, a Pennsylvania-based middle market merger and acquisition advisory firm.

Other previous positions include President and CEO and Senior Vice President and Senior Lender for Peoples State Bank of Wyalusing and various commercial lending related jobs with Pennsylvania-based banking institutions.

Joyce is a member of the Board of Guthrie Health, Vice Chairman of the Board of Robert Packer Hospital, Treasurer and coach for Athens Little League and a board member of Penn York Opportunities, Inc. and the Sayre Enterprise Center.

He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children and live in Athens.

“Joe brings a wealth of experience and depth to our commercial lending division,” said Hal Hoose, C&N Director of Lending. “We feel very fortunate to have someone with Joe’s background join our commercial lending team. Our clients will benefit greatly from his expertise.”

Medical Office Program to Begin in Coudersport

Medical Office Program to Begin in Coudersport

Are you interested in a career in the rapidly-growing field of health care? The Potter County Education Council, Cole Memorial, and Pennsylvania College of Technology have collaborated to provide a medical administrative office training program at Coudersport starting this fall.

This adult-learning program will focus on training students with a well-rounded background in medical office practices, including medical terminology, computer applications, reception and scheduling, billing and coding, medical law and ethics, medical records, office management, and medical insurance. The program will be offered Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Students will complete an externship with Charles Cole Medical Offices in the Potter County area to prepare for future employment in physicians’ offices, clinics, billing companies, or other ambulatory care facilities.

This is a non-credit training program and students will earn a certificate upon completion. National certification as an Administrative Medical Office Assistant may be earned. The cost of the program is $6950 per person. Financial aid may be available as this program is state approved for WIA funding. If you are interested, visit CareerLink to see if you are eligible.

Classes are scheduled to begin on November 18, 2013. For an information packet, stop in at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council, located at 5 Water Street, or contact Janine Morley at (814) 274-4877.

Students From Galeton High School Travel to State College PA to Accept Award and Sit on Youth Prevention Panel

Students From Galeton High School Travel to State College PA to Accept Award and Sit on Youth Prevention Panel


Pictured from left to right Deborah Hamilton Coordinator SAP services Dickinson Center Inc., Kris Brumbach student at Galeton Area High School, Zachary Brown student at Galeton Area High School, and Carla Milliron Student Assistance Program Liaison Dickinson Center Inc.

Students Zachery Brown and Kris Brumbach traveled to State College PA this past week to accept an award for a public service announcement they created in a video technology course taught by Mrs. Deborah Long last school year. 

McKenzie Huggler has since gone on the college, but both Zach and Kris were able to represent their school district and Potter County at the state annual Conference on Suicide Prevention where they accepted their award. 

Awards were also given for poster designs and PSA radio clips. The creativity was overwhelming and it was an honor to have students from Potter County selected for the award. Furthermore, the young men were given the opportunity to sit on a youth panel and share a youth perspective on suicide and prevention efforts that are currently taking place. 

When asked about how they can help prevent suicide at their school Brown offered the suggestion to planting a seed “I try to let people know that if they want to talk I am here”. When talking about life choices and negative coping strategies that some youth turn to Brumbach said “there are ways to deal with this without doing drugs and it is important that kids know that”. 

The panel was wrapped up on a final note where participants were asked to take out their cell phones and program in the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline together as a group 1-800-273-TALK.

Also attending the conference were Deborah Hamilton Coordinator of Student Assistance Program Services and Carla Milliron Student Assistance Program Liaison for Galeton School District. For more information on the Student Assistance Program contact your local school or Deborah Hamilton 814- 274-8651.

Harold Z. Neidich, 92, of 100 St. Francis Dr. Bradford, PA

Harold Z. Neidich
Harold Z. Neidich, 92, of 100 St. Francis Dr. Bradford, PA, formerly of 728 Wilson St., Franklin, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013, peacefully, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Oil City on November 1, 1920, he was a son of the late John and Sara (Zeigler) Neidich. He was a 1938 graduate of Franklin High School.

On September 3, 1946 in Franklin he married Opal (Beach) Neidich who died April 15, 2005.

He served in the U.S. Army from July 28, 1942 in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and was honorably discharged on December 3, 1945.

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin and locally attended First Presbyterian Church Bradford.

He worked as a printer at General Manifold Printing Company for over 30 years and retired from Seneca Printing Company in Oil City.

Surviving is one son, Ross (Patty) Neidich, of Bradford, three grandchildren Lindsay (Michael) Gianoutsos of Pittsburgh and Katie Jo Neidich of Bradford and Michael (Jeannie) Edwards of Nicholson, GA ,one great granddaughter Alexandria Edwards.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers John and Edward Neidich and two sisters Lois and Elizabeth.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from Noon to 1:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, at which time funeral services will be held with Rev. Catherine Randall Co-Pastor officiating. Committal services, Military Honors and burial will be held on Monday October 21, 2013 at 11:00am in the Franklin Cemetery in Franklin with the Rev. Ed Gresick pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

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

Carl E. Stotz Memorial Little League Bridge inspections next week

Travel Advisory
10/18/2013
Carl E. Stotz Memorial Little League Bridge inspections next week

A PennDOT consultant will perform routine inspections early next week on the Carl E. Stotz Memorial Little League Bridge carrying Route 15 (Market Street) over the Norfolk Southern Railroad, West Branch Susquehanna River, Lycoming Valley Railroad and Interstate 180, and connecting South Williamsport and Williamsport.

The inspection will take place Monday on the northbound structures, with the northbound right lane closed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The inspection will take place Tuesday on the southbound structures, with the southbound left lane closed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

These routine inspections will be performed by Dawood Engineering, Inc.

Harold R. Barnard, 83, of Port Allegany, PA

Harold R. Barnard, 83, of Port Allegany, PA, died Wednesday (October 16, 2013) in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

He was born Oct. 19, 1929 in Greenwood, NY, a son of Gordon and Marion Green Barnard. On May 3, 1952, in Bradford, he married Christine Jane Bell, who died November 6, 2000.

Mr. Barnard was a 1948 graduate of Port Allegany High School and was a Korean War vet serving in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952. Mr. Barnard was a carpenter employed by Shields Lumber Co. He retired in 1991.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany and the Allegheny Mountain Engine & Implement Association (A.M.E.I.A.) of Port Allegany, and a lifetime member of the American Legion; Port Allegany Post #258.

He is survived by:

one daughter: Marion (Jim) Grove of Olive Branch, MS.

two sons: Michael (Rene) Barnard and Mark (Joy “Bunky”) Barnard, both of Port Allegany, PA

one sister: Maryetta Sutton of Jasper, NY

one brother: Donald (Grace) Barnard of Port Allegany, PA

Eight Grandchildren: Matthew Grove, Beth (Ethan) Butler, Jeremy Barnard, Amy (Sharon) Barnard, Sarah (Chad) Smith, Dustin (Jean) Barnard, Jordan Barnard and Chad Barnard.

Five Great Grandchildren: Ariana and Lincoln Barnard, Holden and Kinley Smith, and Kaiden Butler.

And several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Grove, and two sisters, Loretta Vetter and Irene Barnard.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA. Funeral and committal services will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, at 11:00 am from the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred. Military Honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard. The Patriot Guard Riders will also be honoring Mr. Barnard.

Memorials, if desired, can be made to the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany or the Allegheny Mountain Engine & Implement Association (A.M.E.I.A.). Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

Recalls

10/17/2013 03:39 PM EDT
FAHMAN ENTERPRISES INC. of Dallas, TX is voluntarily recalling PRAN TURMERIC POWDER because it was found to contain high levels of lead that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women if consumed. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product contained high levels of lead (48 ppm) based on sampling by The Food and Drug Administration.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer


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Friday, October 18, 2013 The latest news from the State Capitol

State House Votes to Reduce Debt Ceiling

The House this week passed and sent on to the governor legislation that would reduce the debt ceiling for the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) program. House Bill 493 will immediately reduce the RACP debt ceiling from the current $4.05 billion to $3.45 billion. The bill also makes a number of reforms to the program, specifically setting standards that must be met before a project can quality for funding.

RACP was created in 1999 with a debt ceiling of $1.2 billion, but the ceiling increased significantly over the next decade. Investing in economic development projects is good for the Commonwealth, but we must balance that against the level of debt and burden placed on future generations of Pennsylvania taxpayers.
Lowering the debt ceiling is another positive step toward fiscal responsibility in the Commonwealth.
    
                       

Resolution Aims to Raise Awareness About Down Syndrome

The state House this week approved a resolution I sponsored to designate October as “Down Syndrome Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. Due to advances in medicine, children born with Down syndrome can live long, healthy and productive lives. But early intervention, therapies and treatment are vital, which is why raising awareness of Down syndrome is so important.” Read more.

Speaking Out for Conventional Oil Industry

Last week, I had the opportunity to take part in a press conference and rally hosted by Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers (PIPP) to highlight challenges facing this 150-year-old industry that provides thousands of jobs in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Hundreds of producers and supporters were on hand to talk about state regulatory changes that, while geared to large-scale, unconventional drillers, are also being applied to smaller, conventional producers. Many of these regulations are unreasonable and unnecessary for conventional operations…and they place the industry at serious risk. Read more.
 
  

Senior Citizens Expo 2013: Thanks for Coming!


Many thanks to the vendors and senior citizens – as well as Gov. Tom Corbett – for coming out to the Senior Citizens Expo at the Roulette Fire Hall last week. It was great to see so many familiar faces, and to welcome new ones as well. I hope you all had a great time and left with a lot of helpful information. We’ll be back at it next year!
 

Route 15 work zone traffic patterns change today near South Williamsport

Travel Advisory

10/18/2013
Route 15 work zone traffic patterns change today near South Williamsport

Motorists who travel Route 15 through the work zone near South Williamsport are advised that the traffic patterns will be changed this afternoon.

Northbound traffic will be moved over to the new pavement. Be alert for slow-moving or stopped traffic in advance of the work zone as northbound traffic is shifted.

Southbound traffic will remain where it is for the time being.

Construction activities continue, with all work scheduled for completion by Thanksgiving.

Community baby shower cancelled

Community baby shower cancelled

The beginning of September my granddaughter contacted Catholic Charities in Bradford stating she would like to do a community baby shower in front of Walmart , October 19 & 20, for her Senior project. At that time she was told to call back a few days before to arrange for pick up of the items.

October 14, 2013, she was told that she can not do this, by Catholic Charities, because of an agreement between United Way and Catholic Charities. The agreement, as stated by Catholic Charities, is they can not do fund raising between mid September and mid December.

My Granddaughter put a lot of planning and work into this only to be told sorry.

It is an extremely sad event when people want to do the right thing and can’t because of funding agreements.

Laura K Ladlee

Roulette Ambulance To Burleson Avenue

At 9:40 AM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Burleson Avenue for a medical emergency. Port Allegany Ambulance dispatched & responding.

Polaris Utility vehicle stolen in Covington Township

Utility vehicle stolen

Wellsboro Gazette
State police are investigating the theft of a utility vehicle. Between Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 16 at 3 p.m., someone removed a 2008 Polaris Ranger 700 EFI with electric dump box from the victim's residence on Mack Road in Covington Township.

The Ranger is olive drab in color, has a bent roll cage and cracked floor boards in the center by the muffler guard.

Anyone having information about the vehicle or theft should contact state police at Mansfield by calling 570-662-2151.

Chicken BBQ Saturday At Coudersport Ambulance Hall to Benefit To Fill A Backpack