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Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Your Chance To Be Heard On Public Issues

Your Chance To Be Heard On Public Issues

onlinetownhallAn “online town hall” introduced earlier this year to allow citizens to make suggestions, brainstorm or raise concerns about public issues has attracted dozens of users and anyone is welcome to join the dialogue. With public participation in public meetings and community organizations falling off in recent years, Northcentral Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission has partnered with MindMixer. It’s a web-based platform dedicated to empowering citizens to engage, communicate and collaborate with community leaders and decision-makers. 

“Engage Northcentral Pennsylvania” (enagenorthcentralpa.com) focuses on issues that affect Potter, Cameron, McKean, Elk, Jefferson and Clearfield counties — transportation, employment, community, economic development, tourism and others. Community members are encouraged to register with Engage Northcentral Pennsylvania and join the online conversation.

Cross-Country Walker Hopes He Left Legacy

Cross-Country Walker Hopes He Left Legacy

By Paul Heimel--Potter County Today
dec7philthewalkermakesit3Phil Cihiwsky isn’t first person to walk from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, so his name will not appear in any record books. But the impact of his cross-country odyssey is significant. Through his efforts, hundreds of people are more aware of the importance of home-delivered meals and perhaps more inclined to support that important social program. In late August, the 59-year-old Cihiwsky pushed his three-wheel cart of supplies through Potter County, heading east in Rt. 6 and then turning onto Rt. 49 toward New England. On Oct. 4, he ceremoniously walked into the Atlantic at York Harbor, Maine, were he was greeted by family members and other well-wishers.

walkforsrhungertwoCihiwsky set out from San Diego, Calif., in March, dipping his foot in the Pacific to embark on a voyage that covered 3,200 miles and roughly 17 million steps. “I wanted to walk for a cause, instead of just embarking on this trip to prove that I could do it,” Cihiwsky told Potter County Area Agency on Aging staffers when he stopped for a sleepover in Roulette. “The human spirit is all about helping those in need. There are some seniors who are isolated in their homes and not only is a meal of benefit to them, but so is the companionship of having someone come by to check up on them.”

Cihiwsky, a retired IBM electrical engineer, was tested by storms, heat, thieves, fatigue and pain, but he walked on – stopping to talk to everyone who would listen about senior hunger and the work of Meals on Wheels. East of Coudersport, he was met by Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel (right), who walked with Cihiwsky for about five miles before they parted north of town. He continued to the Tri-Town Firehall in Ulysses to spend the next night and set off for New York State first thing the following morning. “I hope that my walk will result in more support for the worthy mission of keeping senior citizens in their homes and touching their lives through the meal deliveries,” Cihiwsky said. “It makes so much sense for so many reasons to keep our older citizens in their homes where they can enjoy their independence. Studies show that when they’re at home, they’re happier, and when a person is happier, that person tends to be healthier. It makes sense economically, too. When a person moves to a care home, that care is expensive and it does not take long to draw down a person’s life savings. After that, they become the responsibility of the government and that’s a bad outcome for everyone.”

dec7philthewalkermakesitCihiwsky’s message hit home in Potter County, where the Agency on Aging delivered 12,232 meals in fiscal 2012-13, serving more than 80 seniors. As a result of funding limitations, some 16 older adults were on a waiting list at last report. To support home-delivered meals, checks should be sent to: Potter County Area Agency on Aging (write “home-delivered meals” in the notation line), P.O. Box 241, Roulette PA 16746. More information is available from Sherry Hoffman at 814-544-7315. Cihiwsky, a native of Vestal, N.Y., is now back in his Colorado recovering from his trip and thinking about some kind of encore in service to others. Above, Phil is shown on the beach at York Harbor, Maine, where he finished his mission last month.

Troopers Seek Information On Hit & Run Crash

State Police in Coudersport are looking for information on a hit & run crash on Route 872 in Keating Township at the Tyler Hollow Lane Intersection between 6:30 PM on 11-27-2013 and 6:00 AM on 11-28-2013.

The vehicle operator lost control of the automobile and left the roadway, striking a mailbox, then left the scene without notifying the property owner or authorities. Anyone with information is asked to contract Trooper Ryan Salas at PSP Coudersport 814-274-8690.

Emporium Dispatched To Structure Fire On CCC Memorial Highway

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: 20419 CCC MEMORIAL HWY
City: LUMBER
Cross Streets: ROUTE 120 * STEAM MILL RD
CALLER SMELLS SMOKE FROM ELECTRICAL OUTLET
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD;
EMPORIUM AMBULANCE for standby
11/30/2013 8:43:41 PM
REPORT NOTHING SHOWING FROM OUTSIDE

Emporium Tanker En Route

TANKER RECALLED

Is This Dog Yours?

Pam Tinder
Pam Tinder7:25pm Nov 30
Molly has been reunited with her family.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT--ENTRAPPED

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/PINNED
Address: BUNDY SETTLEMENT RD and SIPLE RD
City: HORTON
Cross Streets: SIPLE RD
ENTRAPPED-- ROLLOVER
Agency: ELK COMPANY 7 FD
11/30/2013 7:37:36 PM

ON SCENE REPORT NO ONE IN VEHICLE-TRACKS LEADING UP ROAD


 

Get Tickets Now For To Fill A Backpack 12 Days Of Christmas Raffle

Ok everyone...last day to get your tickets for the 12 Days of Christmas raffle and be sure that you are in all the drawings. The first drawing is tomorrow for a $25 WalMart gift card and then the prizes go up in value. Let me know if you are interested in tickets.
 
 If you wish to have one of your stub’s returned please include a SASE. Once again we have some pretty cool prizes with the majority of them donated by local businesses and people who support the program. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by calling (814) 544-2612 or send an email to info@tofillabackpack.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks again for your continued support.




Wellsboro, Blossburg & Middlebury Assisted Mansfield Wirh Structure Fire Saturday Morning

Today Wellsboro Fire, Blossburg Fire, and Middlebury Fire were dispatched mutual aid to assist Mansfield Hose Company Richmond Township on Route 660 for a working structure fire in the basement. Engine 1-3, Tanker 1-5, Engine 1-2, Aerial 1-9, Rescue 1-8, Chief 1, Chief 1-10, Chief 1-20 all respond. Engine 1-3 arrived on scene and received orders to stretch a line off Ladder 2-9 to contain the extension on the 1st floor. Tanker 1-5 arrive to supply Engine 2-2. Engine 1-2 set up water supply, Rescue 1-8 and Aerial 1-9 crews assisted with exterior and interior operations.

Out of the Ashes Band At Shooters Bar In Port Allegany

 
TONIGHT AT SHOOTERS THERE IS A BAND OUT OF THE ASHES AND THERE IS (NO COVER CHARGE).
 
LOTS OF PARTIES THERE TONIGHT AS WELL SO COME JOIN THE FUN AND DANCE HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL NIGHT ,,

Improperly Stored Ashes Caused $350,000. Fire In St. Marys

Improperly Stored Ashes Caused $350,000. Fire In St. Marys

A State Police Fire Marshal and St. Marys Fire Dept. officials have determined the $350,000. fire Friday night at Camco Diversified in St. Marys was caused when someone dumped ashed into a cardboard drum. The drum caught fire, igniting a nearby wall and adjoining roof, causing a partial building collapse.

St. Marys Fire Department responded and immediately called for a 2nd alarm, bringing neighboring fire company response for mutual aid. Fire crews were on scene for several hours.

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Recalls

11/29/2013 05:00 PM EST
IQ Formulations, of Sunrise, Florida is initiating a precautionary and proactive recall of all lots of its 45-capsule bottles of HYDRAVAX due to potential inclusion of an unlisted ingredient. The FDA has advised IQ Formulations that an analysis of a sample from one lot of HYDRAVAX (Lot # 2458, Exp # 07/16) revealed the presence of an undeclared ingredient – a diuretic.

Venerino "Frank" Morabito, 80, of 5595 County Road 38, Alma, NY

Venerino "Frank" Morabito
Korean War Veteran
Venerino "Frank" Morabito, 80, of 5595 County Road 38, Alma, NY, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center with his family at his side. 

He was born June 10, 1933 in Rochester the son of Sebastiano and Rosaria "Sarah" (Palazzolo) Morabito. On August 17, 1957 in St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen he married Barbara J. Raub who survives.


Frank was a 1952 graduate of Edison Technical and Industrial High School in Rochester. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Air Force. He was the owner & operator of V.F.M. Refrigeration in Rochester until moving to Wellsville in 1979, where was self employed until his retirement.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five daughters, Catherine (Garrett) Smith of Atlanta, GA, Christine Morabito of Wellsville, Carolyn (John) Walsh and Barbara Morabito both of Rochester and Susan (Steve) Chakmakjian of Fort Collins, CO, 12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one sister, Santina Traino of Webster as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Venerino Morabito, one sister, Giochinna Morabito and a son-in-law, Bret Farrow.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester. 

The family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Dorotha E. Harris, 95, of 839 Harris Road, Whitesville, NY

Dorotha E. Harris, 95, of 839 Harris Road, Whitesville, NY,  passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013 at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville following a brief illness. She was born July 9, 1918 in the Town of Willing the daughter of Archie R. and Fannie (Clark) Foster. On July 4, 1935 in Wellsville she married Lester W. Harris who predeceased her on June 22, 2005.

Dorotha attended the Whitesville United Methodist Church, was a member of the Whitesville Senior Citizens and the Whitesville Cheery Circle Club. She had been an active member of the Yorks Grange, the Independence Historical Society and was a former 4H leader and county officer. She and her husband will be remembered as maple syrup producers. She enjoyed making quilts for family and friends and was well known for her smile and laughter.

She is survived by two sons, Cecil (Maxine) Harris of Casper, WY and Elton (Kristine) Harris of Painted Post, five grandchildren, Tony, Brian, Craig, Dan and Chad Harris, several great- grandchildren, one sister, Virginia Bassett of Alfred as well as several nieces & nephews.

 She was predeceased by three brothers, William, Archie Edward and Eugene Foster and three sisters, Francelia McGraw, Fannie McGill and Loie Odell.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 12 noon to 2 pm at the Whitesville United Methodist Church. The funeral will follow visitation at 2 pm in the church. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the Hart Comfort House, the Independence Historical Society or any charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

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Think About It

Pride

Taking pride in what we do is important. Pride in this case can mean doing something at our best. Feeling good about our accomplishments is both normal and encouraged. Yet in some incidents, pride taken to the further extreme can be destructful, hurtful, and crippling to both others and us.

Pride by definition can mean satisfaction and self-respect, but it can also mean arrogance. From this latter meaning a person can become conceited, smug, egocentric, and display superiority. Prideful people who exhibit these characteristics can often feel that they are above everyone else. They feel they have learned all they need to know and for the most part, are above learning new things. Each of us can probably think of someone that fits one of these definitions of pride. Sometimes they’re difficult to be around and they can be really difficult to work for.

People with power can often have an over abundance of pride in a negative way. Because of the power that they yield, they can look with contempt upon those they perceive as being beneath them. Sometimes this is what we feel those in government feel towards the average person. Because of power, and the abuse of power, they have risen, in their eyes, to a position that they feel they are in the company of the very elite.

When pride takes on the negative traits that were mentioned above, the people exhibiting them have placed himself or herself in a position where by they are their own gods. Because of pride, they are on top of everything, everyone and are felt to be untouchable. They can often be broken and hurting people, but their pride keeps them from those inner hurts. Admitting need is to admit weakness and they’re not willing to go there. Their total belief system is self-centered. They don’t allow others to get really close because to do so would jeopardies their position of power and authority. Sadly, people who have placed themselves in this position are closed-minded. Their value is not in who they are but what they are, and when that ends, so do they. How does pride affect your life? Think about it.

Ham & Turkey Raffle Tonight At Roulette Fire Hall

11-30 Ham & Turkey Raffle

Goodies For Our Troops Needs Your Helping Hands


Goodies For Our Troops

Goodies For Our Troops

Marc Brown
Thought you'd enjoy seeing the attached picture (31127 Marc Brown Xmas.jpg) that Marc Brown in Afghanistan, beaming his wonderful smile, posted on our Goodies Forour Troops Facebook page with his comment: "Merry early Christmas, thank you Goodies Forour Troops for care package the Christmas lights and the hat."

Not just on Thanksgiving, but EVERY DAY, we THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH for your generosity and prayers over the past almost 8-1/2 years that have put smiles like Marc's on thousands of troops' faces!

We hope you'll help us again as we package Goodies For Our Troops for our Valentine care packages on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 13, 14, & 15, from 1 til 6 PM at Main and Crafton Street below Stained Glass Reflections, Downtown Wellsboro PA 16901.

Our troops can't see the yellow ribbons on our cars but with your generous help, the care packages show them in a concrete way how much we all appreciate their sacrifices for us and our freedoms.

We've also attached our packaging event flyer, more mail from our troops, and list of items our troops are requesting. We need all the items on the list and especially need hand, toe, and body warmers; lip balm (ChapStik, etc.); travel size hygiene items; Ramen noodles; instant hot chocolate and oatmeal in individual packages; individual packages of Oreo cookies; and drawings, cards, and letters from kids and adults.

If you know any troops who are deployed, please email their names and addresses to Goodies@ptd.net so we can add them to our list.

If you have any questions or need more information, call 570-662-5601 (don't have texting) or email Goodies@ptd.net.

Thank you so very much for your generous support and prayers for our mission and for our heroes and their safety.

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Petrolia Hose Company will be hosting a CO / natural gas awareness class

Petrolia Hose Company will be hosting a CO / natural gas awareness class put on by Jim Manhardt of Professional Utility Services on Dec 5th at 6:30 pm at our hall. Members from other departments are welcome to attend.

ELEC HAZ-ELECTRICAL ARCING

ELEC HAZ-ELECTRICAL ARCING
Address: 138 N BROAD ST
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: ALLENHURST AVE * ERIE AVE 

ARCING ON POLE
Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
11/30/2013 12:25:56 PM

Governor Corbett Signs House Bills, Senate Bills

Governor Corbett Signs House Bills, Senate Bills
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law the following bills:

House Bill 27 (P.N. 2064) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes) increasing the grading by one degree for the offense of harassment where the offender has previously violated a Protection From Abuse Order involving the same victim or the victim’s family or household member.

House Bill 290 (P.N. 2651) – Amends Local Option Small Games of Chance Act allowing eligible organizations to conduct new small games of chance known as “pools” and “race night games” and to use the proceeds to fulfill promotion of public interest purposes.

House Bill 388 (P.N. 1794) – Amends Municipal Claim & Tax Lien Law permitting a municipality to place a lien in the amount of the tax due on a property or other properties owned by a delinquent property taxpayer.

House Bill 390 (P.N. 401) – Amends First & Second Class County Property Tax Relief Act providing that, upon a determination to provide property tax relief, first class counties shall consider eligibility based upon the age and/or financial need of a long-term owner occupant beginning with the tax year 2014.

House Bill 668 (P.N. 756) – Amends The Second Class Township Code, providing that certain contracts or purchases of used equipment, articles, apparatus, appliances, vehicles or parts purchased from a municipal corporation, county, school district, municipal authority, council of government or federal or state government shall not require advertising, bidding or price quotations.

House Bill 669 (P.N. 757) – Amends the First Class Township Code, providing that certain contracts or purchases of used equipment, articles, apparatus, appliances, vehicles or parts purchased from a municipal corporation, county, school district, municipal authority, council of government or federal or state government shall not require advertising, bidding or price quotations.

House Bill 714 (P.N. 805) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes) increasing the grading by one degree for the offense of identity theft when the victim is under the age of 18.

House Bill 1098 (P.N. 2639) – Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act to allow for the purchase of retail licenses for the purpose of hosting tavern games and tavern raffles. Eligible entities would be a for-profit hotel, restaurant, privately owned public course, brew pub or microbrewery eating place licensed to sell liquor under the Liquor Code.

House Bill 1128 (P.N. 1377) – Amends Title 12 (Commerce and Trade), 7 (Banks and Banking) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) codifying provisions of the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act and the Goods and Services Installment Sales Act to conform the laws with industry practices and federal statutes.

House Bill 1193 (P.N. 2695) – Amends the First Class Township Code providing for the removal, suspension or reduction in rank of a police officer engaging in enumerated improper activity while on duty or in uniform or while using any township property. The bill also permits a police officer to serve as a school board member of a school district situated within a county of the second class and prohibits a police officer serving as a school board member from also serving as school police officer.

House Bill 1348 (P.N. 2680) – Amends the Medical Practice Act addressing the level of supervision physicians must provide to physician assistants by requiring more extensive review of patient records for less experienced physician assistants.

House Bill 1351 (P.N. 2681) – Amends the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act addressing the level of supervision physicians must provide to physician assistants by requiring more extensive review of patient records for less experienced physician assistants.

House Bill 1356 (P.N. 1751) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes) extending the sunset provision contained in the current Wiretap Act to December 21, 2018.

Senate Bill 763 (P.N. 782) – Amends Title 34 (Game) eliminating roster requirements previously imposed upon groups of persons that hunt big game together.

Senate Bill 802 (P.N. 1751) – Amends the Boiler & Unfired Pressure Vessel Law adding definitions to clarify the scope of the law, updating the law to current national standards and prohibiting the operation of boilers and unfired pressure vessels unless inspected and certified by the Department of Labor and Industry.

To read the full text of these bills, visit the General Assembly’s website at www.legis.state.pa.us.

Dorris Virginia Atwell, 79, Andover, NY

Dorris Virginia Atwell, 79, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Nov. 27, 2013) at home.

Mrs. Atwell was born on June 2, 1934 in Troupsburg to Alfred and Edith (Rude) Burdick. She was a 1952 graduate of Troupsburg Central School. On Aug. 1, 1952, in Andover, she married John Clifford Atwell, who predeceased her on Jan. 7, 2013.

Though Dorris contracted polio in 1952, she was very proud of her ability to tend to the needs of her husband and three children. She was a wonderful, loving lifelong homemaker.

Dorris is survived by two daughters, Victoria L. Atwell of Lakewood, Colo. and Ruth A. “Cookie” Edwards of Andover; one son, John Henry Atwell of Andover; two brothers, Clayton Burdick and Donald Burdick; three sisters, Cathleen Thompson, Ida Storms and Sharon Cornish; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband of 60 years, she was predeceased by three brothers, Alfred Burdick, Jr., Milton Burdick and Elwin Burdick; and one sister, Arlene Abbott.

Dorris was very fond of craft making. She made the best pies in the world. She enjoyed her time with her family and cherished the moments spent with them.

There will be no prior visitation. There will be a private memorial service to be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Edward E. HUNT, 61, of Genesee, PA

US Army-Viet Nam
Edward E. HUNT, 61, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Hart Comfort House, Wellsville, NY. 

Born June 10, 1952, in Ithaca, NY, he was the son of Ernest C. and Leila Bathrick Hunt. 

A Vietnam War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from 1970 –1973. 

A graduate of Northern Potter High School and Williamsport Area Community College, he was employed as a helicopter mechanic for offshore oil and medical flight companies. 

Surviving are: two sons, Jeremy David Hunt and Michael Joseph Hunt; a brother, Gary Hunt of Roulette, PA; two sisters, Stephanie Scarkino of Lathrop, MO and Helen Candace (Pete) Hunt of Charleston, SC; an uncle, Arthur (Barbara) Hunt of West Coxsackie, NY; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Theodore J. Hunt in 2002. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. Rev. Paul M. Karges will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Accidents & Structure Fire Overnight

Accidents & Structure Fire Overnight

11/30/2013 6:35 AMFIRE / STRUCTURE 1568 ROUTE 660 RICHMOND TWP 

11/30/2013 3:58 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 1664 ROUTE 362 DELMAR TWP

 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/SERIOUS HEMORR
Address: 321 E 3RD ST
City: EMPORIUM
Cross Streets: S SPRUCE ST * S PINE ST

Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
11/30/2013 2:13:13 AM

Friday, November 29, 2013

Bradford Dispatched For Kitchen Fire

Bradford Dispatched For Kitchen Fire
At 11:40 PM on Friday, Bradford City Fire Sept. has been dispatched to 139 Congress Street for a kitchen fire.
POLICE REPORT HEAVY SMOKE-- REFRIGERATOR FIRE--UNPLUGGED--NO CURRENT FLAMES

Black Friday Sale Friday & Saturday At Canyon Motorsports In Gaines

Estates Auction Saturday At Pine Creek Inn

Shinglehouse Legion Post 530 Membership Dinner December 7th, RSVP Now

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Triple Divide Comes Back To Coudersport Theatre On Wednesday


READ WHAT THE TIMES LEADER WROTE:
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STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST--St. Marys

STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
Address: STACKPOLE ST and CURRY AVE--BEHIND OLD STACKPOLE BUILDING
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: CURRY AVE * CERAMIC ST
CALLER REPORTS SMOKE & FLAMES SHOWING
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD; ST. MARYS AMBULANCE
11/29/2013 8:50:41 PM

REPORTED AT CAMCO DIVERSIFIED, BUILDING INVOLVED, FLAMES THRU THE ROOF

2ND ALARM COMM/INDUST HAZMAT
Address: 431 CURRY AVE
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: ENTERPRISE ST * STACKPOLE ST

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD; ELK COMPANY 3 FD; ELK COMPANY 2 FD
11/29/2013 8:58:08 PM


LISTEN LIVE


Coudersport Ambulance To Lent Hollow Road

At 8:15 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Lent Hollow Road for a medical emergency.
Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched for this call. 
8:33 PM--Roulette Ambulance Recalled.

Gladys S. Graham, 88, of 594 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA

Gladys S. Graham, 88, of 594 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. with a full obituary. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 7:49 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Cole Manor for a medical emergency.

Wrongfully Accused.........

Mr. Jones: I am skeptical that you will post this but I feel compelled to send it to you any way in the hope that you will have the integrity to post it.
Charges Dismissed
A little over a year ago Bill Fourness Sr. was accused of a terrible crime by his youngest daughter. His daughter alleged that he had forcibly raped her four years prior. This alleged crime was posted in the local papers and on Solomon's Word. Mr. Fourness was immediately verbally condemned by the majority of the people who read these article-whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Mr. Fourness was shunned by many of his so-called friends and, even worse, slandered by other members of his family. 

Mr. Fourness is a poor man and lives on his disability check in an unfinished camp shell with no running water. Half of this disability check goes to pay child support on the accusing daughter-in fact he is ordered to pay more child support than Social Security is willing to take out of his check so he is in always in arrears. Under the New York state poverty guidelines Bill should only be paying about $25 a month in child support but he is unable to afford a lawyer to contest the support order-yet another example of the unjustness of the law. 

He is unable to work due to congenital on going spinal stenosis for which there is no "fix". He and his fiance wanted only to be left alone. It took every single cent that they could scrape together to obtain a lawyer for Bill. Over the past year he and his fiance have had to make numerous trips down to Potter County for legal proceedings in their falling-apart truck with bald tires.Their phone has been shut off. This couple has neither cell phones nor television and this lawsuit has been a terrible hardship to them-not only financially (it has cost them thousands of dollars) but mentally and emotionally. 

Bill had raised his two youngest children (the accuser and her brother) alone since they were toddlers and had tried to do his utmost best. He sacrificed his health, his teeth and had little social life. He used to hitchhike to and from work to provide for his kids. Bill asked for very little help and received almost no child support from the children's mother. 

He was understandably heartbroken at the accusations of his daughter. But, due to the diligence and steadfastness of Bill's lawyer, the true facts have come to light. It has been discovered that Bill's daughter lied about all of the charges and that her father had not committed any of the crimes that she was accusing him of. 

This legal matter has gone on for a year. It could have been resolved much, much sooner if the district attorney, the state police or Children and Youth Services had simply checked the daughter's school attendance records in order to ascertain her credibility. This would have saved Bill and his fiancee much money, grief and heartbreak and also would have saved the taxpayers of Potter County a good bit of money.

Bill and his fiancee would like to sincerely thank the members of his family, the friends and members of the communities around that supported, helped and donated to us and especially for all of the prayers and the faith and conviction that Bill was INNOCENT. 

We have come through a very tough experience which has made us stronger-both separately and together.

We would also like to thank our lawyer-you know who you are !-for faith, understanding and diligence. If you should ever find yourself in need of excellent legal counsel please contact us and we will give you his name. 

Should anyone feel moved to help us in any way-or to congratulate Bill- we would be VERY grateful. You may contact us at the email address: handletheze@inbox.com .

Gayla Yentzer

Julia A. Shaffer, 65, of Warren, PA, formerly of Youngsville and Irvine, PA

Julia A. Shaffer, 65, of Warren, PA, who died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Care Center, Erie, PA. after an illness since September 2013. 

She was the daughter of Myron Monroe and Jeannette Smith Miller. Julia was born December 7, 1947 in Warren, Pa. and resided in the Warren area most of her life. She was formerly of Youngsville and Irvine, PA.

She was a 1965 graduate of Youngsville High School. Julia was employed with the former S.S. Kresge Co., Warren Components and Loranger Corporation. She was an avid crafter. Longtime member of the Warren Eagles Club where she served as a current officer and trustee. She had been Co-Chairman of the PA State Eagles News Letter. 

She is survived by her 3 siblings – Marilyn “Micki” McCoy and her husband, Jack of Columbus, PA., Norine G. Avery whom she resided with, Walter Miller and his wife, Betsy all of Warren, PA.,
Several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on June 28, 2013 by her best friend, whom Julia was her care giver, Neva Anderson. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. when a funeral and committal service will be conducted by Rev. Kevin Haley, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Youngsville Cemetery, Youngsville, PA. 

Memorial contributions may be made through charity of one’s choice.

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com


Christmas Cookies--Order By December 2 For Best Selection


Official Municipal Election results for Potter County

Official Municipal Election results for Potter County

Potter Leader-Enterprise
With all 33 precincts reporting their results from the November 5 Municipal Election, official vote totals from Potter County are listed. Potential candidates to fill a number of open positions were selected by write-in votes and letters have been sent by the county Elections Office to confirm acceptance. 

Click here to go to the listing in the Potter Leader-Enterprise

Minor Injuries In Crash On Route 6 In Charleston Township





Edward E. HUNT, 61, of Genesee, PA

Edward E. HUNT, 61, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Hart Comfort House, Wellsville, NY. 

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

Chimney Fire In Bradford

Chimney Fire In Bradford
At 1:07 PM on Friday, Bradford City Firefighters are responding to a chimney fire at 146 Kennedy Street in Bradford.

To Fill A Backpack 12 Days of Christmas raffle.

 To Fill A Backpack 12 Days of Christmas raffle.

The To Fill A Backpack program is holding their annual 12 Days of Christmas raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each and can be purchased in assorted towns including Port Allegany, Roulette, Eldred, Bradford, Mansfield, Westfield, Coudersport, Austin and Shinglehouse. You can also mail your check or cash to To Fill A Backpack – Attn: Raffle – 81 Burleson Avenue – Roulette, PA 16746. There will be a $50 service charge for any returned check…no exceptions. 

If you wish to have one of your stub’s returned please include a SASE. Once again we have some pretty cool prizes with the majority of them donated by local businesses and people who support the program. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by calling (814) 544-2612 or send an email to info@tofillabackpack.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks again for your continued support.




TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/PINNED--WILCOX ROAD--JONES TOWNSHIP

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/PINNED
Address: 2126 WILCOX RD
City: JONES
Cross Streets: CUMMINGS DR * MEFFERTS RUN RD

Agency: ELK COMPANY 6 FD; RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
11/29/2013 12:57:36 PM
1:11PM--ON SCENE REPORT MINOR INJURIES

Possible Carbon Monoxide Sickness

CARBON MONOXIDE/INHALE-BRAVO
Address: 224 W 4TH ST
City: EMPORIUM
Cross Streets: POPLAR ST * HOWARD CIR

Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD; EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
11/29/2013 12:09:31 PM

Henry W. “Hank” Somogyi, 89, a lifelong resident of Ulysses, PA

WW II Veteran
Henry W. Somogyi
“lifelong Ulysses resident”

Henry W. “Hank” Somogyi, 89, a lifelong resident of Ulysses, PA, passed away in his home with his loving family at his side on Thursday, November 28, 2013 after a long illness.

Born January 13, 1924 in Himlerville, Kentucky, he was a son of Stephen M. and Clara Kruser Somogyi. On July 24, 1948 in Scio, NY, he married Dorothea A. “Dot” Steadman, who survives.

He was a graduate of Ulysses High School, Class of 1943. Mr. Somogyi was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the occupied services in Germany for 12 months during World War II.

He was employed by the former Worthington Industries which later became Turbodyne Corporation (now Dresser-Rand) in Wellsville, NY for 37 years. 

Hank was a life member of Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post 963 in Ulysses and a life member of Raymond Richar VFW Post 6611 in Galeton. He was a proud member of the Potter County Honor Guard and also was a member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge. 

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, his animals, and was an avid bowler. Hank was a gentleman farmer, being the owner of Somogyi Run Farm.

Surviving besides his wife of 65 years are a daughter, Yolonda J. “Lonnie” (Kari “Finn”) Karhio of Ulysses; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to his parents, Hank was predeceased by three sisters, Clara Somogyi, Matilda Buckley, and Elizabeth Biggs; and a brother Stephen Somogy.

At Hank’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Potter County Honor Guard, 503 Ross Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post 963, PO Box 236, Ulysses PA 16948.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Hank, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Coudersport Ambulance To Freeman House

At 10:30 AM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Freeman House for a medical emergency.

No Injury In Crash On Dividing Ridge Road


Marijuana & Paraphernalia Charged


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Smethport Light-Up Night Saturday, Nov. 30th

Smethport Light-Up Night - Saturday, November 30th 6:00 P.M.
a. Starting at the big evergreen tree on the northeast corner of Main St. & Union St. (Nannen’s house) music and caroling
b. Moving to the Studio School of Fine Arts, 111 West Main St., enjoy Santa with gifts for the children, cookie decorating, and musical entertainment.
c. Hot Chocolate and Christmas cookies
d. Hay rides around town to look at Christmas decorations
Join with our community friends and ring in the start of the Christmas season.

2. Christmas decorations will be judged by members of the Senior Center on Thursday, December 19th. There will be cash awards for first through third place for homes, and recognition for a business. (Business must be a member of the Chamber.) The bus leaves from the Senior Center at 5:00. Pre-register at the senior center to be on the judging bus.

Bwana Jim's Wildlife Shows Every Saturday In November At The Old Red Schoolhouse

https://www.facebook.com/Have.Gator.Will.Travel

Estates Auction Saturday At Pine Creek Inn

Black Friday Sale Friday & Saturday At Canyon Motorsports In Gaines

Shinglehouse Legion Post 530 Membership Dinner December 7th, RSVP Now

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16G79LZbi0XEmErsGyaTFzkDlG4LB3SqP3zPg3e2oSNo/viewform

Northern Potter Musical

Here are a few photos from the Northern Potter Musical.   The kids did a fantastic job!

Some Hints From 911 if You're Going To Deer Camp


Roulette Ambulance To Pine Lane

At 6:25PM on Thursday, Roulette Ambulance has been called to Pine Lane for a medical emergency.

The Death of a Firefighter


The Death of a Firefighter

Henry W. “Hank” Somogyi, 89, Ulysses, PA

Henry W. Somogyi

Henry W. “Hank” Somogyi, 89, a lifelong resident of Ulysses, PA, passed away in his home with his loving family at his side on Thursday, November 28, 2013, after a long illness.

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

Recalls

11/27/2013 03:28 PM EST
Abbott today announced it is initiating a voluntary recall of 20 lots of FreeStyle® and FreeStyle Lite® Blood Glucose Test Strips in the United States. These lots of test strips may produce erroneously low blood glucose results when used with both "FreeStyle® Blood Glucose Meter" and "FreeStyle® Flash Blood Glucose Meter” [neither of which have been in production since 2010], as well as the OmniPod® Insulin Management System.


11/27/2013 04:38 PM EST
Flat Creek Farm and Dairy of Swainsboro, GA has recalled 200 pounds of Heavenly Blue cheese, because of potential contamination. As of November 27, 2013 at 11:00am, according to Flat Creek records, all of the purchasers have been notified and more than 90% of the product has been collected or destroyed.

Rudolph, the red nose reindeer, has arrived in Port Allegany!!!!!

Rudolph, the red nose reindeer, has arrived in Port Allegany!!!!!

He stands over 15 feet tall.

He is located at 211 North Main St (across from the Port Freeze)

The public is welcome to take their own pictures in front of Rudolph!!!

Please use caution on the front lawn--watch for electric cables and guide cables.

Happy Holidays from Rudolph!!!!

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau launches newly designed website

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau has just launched a newly designed website to promote the numerous attractions in the area. As a response to visitor feedback and various industry professionals the website has adopted a new look and integrated new interactive trip planning technology.


The new Trip Planner feature is a cutting edge development in the travel industry. The feature gives travelers the ability to create a complete itinerary of destinations, events and places of interest to help plan their visit. A map feature, powered by Google, was just added as well. Each destination has a map with the location pinpointed on it for visitors to get a better sense of where everything is located in the region.

According to PAGO director Dave Morris, in addition to the new appearance and features the website has improved navigation and organization to help guide visitors through the variety of attractions and businesses in the region. “We know visitors to our site want simplicity and the ability to easily navigate for information. The new site accomplished that goal and much more. VisitPAGO.com is packed with essential contact and description information on camping, canoeing, elk viewing and many other activities that make this part of Pennsylvania so popular.”

The site features details on over 250 lodge and cabin rentals, country inns, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds. There are also many outfitters, unique shopping destinations and more.

The large 5-county region in north central Pennsylvania consists of Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest and Jefferson and is home to two nationally designated Wild & Scenic rivers, the largest free roaming elk herd in the eastern United States and the great weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil.

For more information about the region and to view the new website, go to VisitPAGO.com.

Contact: Sara Frank, Marketing & Publications Coordinator, PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau, sara@visitpago.com.

Robert J. Sarick, 88, of Emporium, PA,

Robert J. Sarick
WW II Veteran
Robert J. Sarick, 88, of Emporium, PA, passed away November 27, 2013.
at Guy & Mary Felt Manor with his loving wife at his side.

He was born July 21, 1925, in Emporium, PA., to the late Joseph and Anna (Fritz) Sarick.

On April 23, 1955 in Austin, PA he married Josephine L. (Rotello) Sarick who survives.

Mr. Sarick served in the Navy in WWII (1943-1946) and Korean War (1950-1954) as a Seaman and served on the USS South Dakota, the most decorated battleship of WWII; He was present in Tokyo Bay on 9/2/46 during the formal surrender of the Japanese Forces to the Allied Powers. After returning from WWII, he graduated from Emporium High School in Class of 1948. 

Robert was employed by the Sylvania Electric Products, Inc., for 35 years; a member of St. Mark’s Church where he served as lead usher and a lifetime member of Miller Raffaele VFW Post 6221. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially golf, dancing and taking long walks around Emporium.

Surviving in addition to his wife Josephine Sarick, he has 4 nephews and 2 nieces.

Mr. Sarick was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Andrew, Joseph, Michael and John (Sonny) Sarick and 3 sisters, Mary Wheaton, Anna Steele and Clara Graner and 2 nieces.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (November 30, 2013) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Visitation with Tribute Video will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 4-7 PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the VFW Post 6221, 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.