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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Full-Time LPN Position Opening At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport, PA

2 Vehicle Accident On Rt. 155 Near Forest House

2 Vehicle Accident On Rt. 155 Near Forest House
At 11:28 PM on Saturday, Austin Fire Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched along with Medic 6 to a 2 vehicle accident on Rt. 155 in the area of the Forest House and the intersection with Rt. 607. It is unknown if entrapment or injuries.
11:53 PM-RECALL DEPT. 44--ORDER OF CHIEF 44--NOTHING FOUND. May have been vehicles stopped at scene of earlier car fire On Rt. 155, north of Cowley Hill Road.

Sartwell Creek Resident Scammed With Fake Winner Phone Calls


Shinglehouse Girl Suffers Minor Injury In Crash On Rt. 44


No Name Driver Unhurt In Crash Near Gold


Ulysses Teen Charged After Argument Turns Physical


Ahearns Winners Of Roulette Chamber Lighting Contest

Dave and Amy Ahearn were the winners of the Roulette chamber lighting contest. 
They gave the money back to the chamber.

Donald E. Brothers, 70, of the Four Mile Road, Emporium, PA, and a former resident of Olean

Donald E. Brothers, 70, of the Four Mile Road, Emporium, PA,  and a former resident of Olean passed away Friday (December 27, 2013) at his residence. 

Mr. Brothers was born November 28, 1943 and was married to Nina Vaughn who predeceased him November 26, 2001. 

He had been employed by the Motor Coils Co. in Emporium for thirty two years prior to his retirement. He was talented at auto body work and he enjoyed restoring vehicles. He also was an avid “scratch-off” player. 

Surviving are a son James (Debbie) Brisson, Sr. of Olean; five grandchildren James Brisson, Jr., Kasey Brisson-Helms, Brandon Brisson, Lorraine Gould and Dallas Brisson; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his wife he was predeceased by two brothers and a sister. 

Friends will be received on Monday (December 30, 2013) from 1-2pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home 3128 W. State Rd. Olean where funeral services will begin at 2:00pm. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olean. 

Memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, PO Box 375, Olean, NY 14760. 

Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.

Harriett Elizabeth Rockefeller, 99, of Smethport, PA formerly of Farmers Valley, PA

Harriett Elizabeth Rockefeller, 99, of Smethport, PA formerly of Farmers Valley, PA died Saturday (Dec. 28, 2013) in Lakeview Senior Care & Living Ctr., Smethport.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport. A full obituary will be announced.

VEHICLE FIRE

VEHICLE FIRE-VEHICLE
Address: @ 41.65294 @ 78.19487 Rt. 155 North of Cowley Run Road
City:

Report fully involved vehicle
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
12/28/2013 4:48:18 PM

5:41 PM--COMPANY 14 UNITS RETURNING & AVAILABLE

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/HIGH MECHANISM
Address: 411 GROVE ST
City: GIBSON
Cross Streets: GROVE RUN RD
ATV CRASH
Agency: EMPORIUM AMBULANCE; CAMERON COMPANY 16 FD; SINNEMAHONING AMBULANCE
12/28/2013 4:56:55 PM

HELICOPTER REQUESTED TO SINNEMAHONING BALL FIELD LANDING ZONE
6:00 PM--REPORT HELICOPTER ABORTED, TRANSPORT TO COLE MEMIRIAL, MEDIC 6 DISPATCHED. 

Wayne Knowlton, 87, of Roulette, PA

World War II
Wayne Knowlton, 87, of Roulette, PA, passed away Thursday, December 26,2013 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.

Wayne was born February 27, 1926 in Emporium, PA, he was the son of Wayne and Dorothy Hacket Knowlton, Sr. On December 16, 1946 he married Mildred L.. Carey who survives.

He was a US Marine 4th Division during World War II, and awarded the purple heart during the invasion of Imo Jima.

Wayne was a 60 year member of the Operating Engineers Local 66 in the construction industry. He worked across the country on numerous projects such as Verrazano Narrows Bridge in NY City, Kinzua Dam, Interstate Highways, Coudersport Sewer and many pipelines. 

He attended the First Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church, was a member of the Hebron/Odin, Pomona, State, and National Grange.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred , of Roulette, PA, daughter, Julie (Bill) Adair, of Edinboro, PA, sons, John Knowlton of Oklahoma, James P. Knowlton of Roulette, PA, sisters, Arlene Saulters, and Irma Yates both of Coudersport, PA, 5 grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Galdon, of Erie, PA, Will (Barb) Adair of Lock Haven, PA, Jill (Jason) Stiteler of Pittsburgh, PA, Heather Parker of Oklahoma City, OK, and Nicki Pangburn of Bradford, PA and 6 great-grandchildren, Tyler and Trevor Adair, Mackenzie and Kenley Galdon and Elliot and Isaac Stiteler. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Joel D. Knowlton, brother, Jack Knowlton and sisters, Iva Ayers and Frances Doane.

Friends and family are invited to Wayne’s Life Celebration, Friday , January 3, 2014 with a visitation from 1-3pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger F.H., 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA 16915. Funeral to follow at 3pm with Pastor Carl Green and Pastor Sam Crossley officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Crandall Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5018 or the First Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church, 13 E. Carley Hill Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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

Traffic Accident at Main Street & Skyline Drive in Fox Township

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS
Address: MAIN ST and SKYLINE DR
City: FOX
Cross Streets: IRISHTOWN RD * TAYLOR ST
REPORT ONE PERSON INJURED
Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD; FOX TOWNSHIP AMBULANCE, ST. MARYS AMBULANCE
12/28/2013 1:34:56 PM

Coudersport Ambulance To Green Hill Road

At 6:00 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been called to Green Hill Road for a victim of a fall with a back injury.
6:50 AM--Coudersport Fire Dept. for lifting assistance

2 Vehicle Head-On Crash With Injuries & Entrapment

2 Vehicle Head-On Crash With Injuries & Entrapment
At 5:15 AM on Saturday, Eldred Township, Eldred Boro, and Port Allegany Fire Rescue and EMS have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle head-on motor vehicle accident on Rt. 155 near the Larabee Y. One patient is confirmed entrapped. Three other patients are reported. 2 ambulances from Eldred Boro and 2 ambulances from Port Allegany have been requested. Dispatch is checking availability of a helicopter.  Priority Care ALS is en route. 
5:33--REQUEST ENGINE 41 WITH JAWS.
5:36 AM--REQUEST ELDRED FIRE POLICE CLOSE RT. 155 AT LARABEE Y, 
PORT ALLEGANY FIRE POLICE CLOSE RT. 155 AT CHAMPLIN HILL ROAD IN TURTLEPOINT.
5:38 AM--REQUEST PORT ALLEGANY FIRE DEPT SET UP LZ FOR 1 HELICOPTERS TO HAWBAKERS IN TURTLEPOINT. 
5:39 AM--REQUESTING OLEAN 10 ALS TO SCENE.
5:40 AM--REQUEST ELDRED SET UP LZ FOR 1 HELICOPTER AT ETHAN ALLEN 
5:55 AM--AMBULANCE IS AT LZ AT ETHAN ALLEN WITH PATIENT 
6:03 AM-- AMBULANCE MEETING OLEAN 10 EN ROUTE TO OLEAN GENERAL
6:18 AM--AMBULANCE  EN ROUTE TO HAWABKERS LANDING ZONE WITH MEDIC 3 AND 16 ON BOARD.

Sleep Lab Technician Needed At Cole Memorial Hospital In Coudersport, PA


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Full-Time LPN Position Opening At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport, PA

Bwana Jim's Wildlife Shows Every Saturday Thru December At Old Red Schoolhouse

Friday, December 27, 2013

State Parks Mark New Year with ‘First Day Hikes’ across Pennsylvania

State Parks Mark New Year with ‘First Day Hikes’ across Pennsylvania

Harrisburg – To promote a healthy start in the new year, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will sponsor free, guided hikes in 19 state parks on New Year’s Day as part of a nationwide effort to get people active outdoors.

“Our First Day Hikes help remind people that our state parks and forests are open for healthy outdoor adventures in all four seasons, including winter,” DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti said. “They are a great way to start the first day of the year and make a resolution to enjoy nature and get more exercise.”

Organized by the National Association of State Park Directors to promote both healthy lifestyles throughout the year and year-round recreation at state parks, all 50 states joined together for the first time in 2012 to sponsor First Day Hikes.

The following Pennsylvania state parks are participating in 2014: Bald Eagle, Black Moshannon, Chapman, Delaware Canal, French Creek, Hills Creek, Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, Jennings Environmental Education Center, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Marsh Creek, Moraine, Nescopeck, Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, Ohiopyle, Parker Dam, Presque Isle, Promised Land, Pymatuning, Raccoon Creek and Sinnemahoning State Parks.

Pennsylvania State Park staff and volunteers are leading the hikes, which are usually about one or two miles, but can be longer depending on the park and its terrain.

“Last year, we hosted approximately 785 people who hiked over more than 2,000 miles in our state parks across Pennsylvania,” Ferretti said. “Whether you’re staying close to home or traveling, join us at one of Pennsylvania’s state parks on New Year’s Day!”

Participants are encouraged to log their First Day Hike adventures on social media with #firstdayhikes.

Additional details can be found at www.visitPAparks.com; click on “Events Calendar” on the left and select Jan. 1.

William Stephen Frison, 64, of Port Allegany, PA

William Stephen Frison
William Stephen Frison, 64, of Port Allegany, PA, died Thursday (December 26, 2013) in the Presque Isle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Erie, PA.

He was born Dec. 8, 1949 in Bradford, a son of John Robert and Dorothy Irene Miller Frison. On Dec. 5, 1970, in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Port Allegany, he married Mary Beth Wallace, who survives.

Mr. Frison was a 1967 graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended Lincoln Welding School in Cleveland, OH.

Steve worked for the U.S. Postal Service since 1970. He was a mail carrier until 1994, when he became Postmaster of the Turtlepoint Post Office, retiring in 2012.

He was a member of St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, Port Allegany, and was a life member of the Star Hose Co., Port Allegany. Steve was an avid bicyclist and was very involved over the years with Go-Kart racing as a member of Fri-Wal Racing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by
one daughter: Lori S. (Ryan) Furtado of Falls Church, VA
two sons: Andrew S. (Tammy) Frison of Jensen Beach, FL, Scott W. (Sabina) Frison of Milford , CT
two grandchildren
one sister: Linda S. (Kim) Jackson of Port Allegany, PA
two brothers: James R. (Debbie) Frison of Arlington, VA, and Bradley J. (Connie) Frison of Vienna, VA
and several nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Ann Marie Frison, one sister, Mary Ellen Frison, and one brother, Bruce Frison.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 11 A.M., in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Port Allegany, with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Port Allegany. The Rosary will be said at 7:45 PM in the funeral home on Monday.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Gabriel's Memorial Fund, the S.W. Smith Library, or 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., Port Allegany.

Charlotte Irene Gillett, 91, of Warren, PA

Charlotte Irene Gillett, 91, of Warren, PA passed away peacefully at her home of 60 years on Thursday, December 26, 2013.

Charlotte was born in Warren, PA on March 7, 1922, the seventh child of Otto and Bertha Rosenquist. Upon graduation from Warren High school in 1940 she worked at Warren Bank and Trust until her marriage to William C. Gillett on February 23, 1946. 

She enjoyed flower gardening and crossword puzzles and loved books.

Charlotte is survived by her husband of 67 years, William C. Gillett of Warren, PA, and her son, John W. Gillett of Tidioute, PA. 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Harold, Earl, Howard “Pete” and Kenneth, sisters, Alice Grant, Alma Slotkin and Esther Connolly, and a son, Timothy A. Gillett who passed away earlier this year.

At Charlotte’s request there will be no public visitation and services will be private at the convenience of the family. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA 16365. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. 

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

Mt. Jewett Dispatched to Possible Structure Fire

Mt. Jewett Dispatched to Possible Structure Fire
At 4:15 PM on Friday, Mt. Jewett Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 9217 Rt. 6 for a possible structure fire.  Alarm apparently came in from alarm company.

Thompson Military Transition Telemedicine Amendment Signed into Law

Thompson Military Transition Telemedicine Amendment Signed into Law  
Measure Expands Health Coverage through Telemedicine for Service Members Transitioning into Civilian Life
BELLEFONTE, Pa. – President Obama Thursday signed into law the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. The bipartisan measure, which recently passed the House by a vote of 350 to 69 and the Senate by a vote of 84 to 15, authorizes funding and sets policy for the U.S. Department of Defense.  Thompson, who voted to support the bill, successfully included an amendment that will expand health care coverage through telemedicine for service members transitioning to civilian life.

“I am very pleased that members of the House and Senate were able to find common ground and pass this important bill that offers critical support to the military, our service members and their families,” stated Rep. Thompson.

Under the previous policy, service members and their families could utilize 180 days of health care coverage during the transition from military to civilian life through what is known as the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP).

Thompson’s amendment is designed to protect individuals coping with Post-Traumatic Stress, which may not present symptoms in some cases until 8-10 months after leaving the military (see: here and here).  The amendment extends TAMP coverage by an additional 180 days for all services rendered through telemedicine.

“For those burdened by physical and psychological injuries as a result of their service in uniform, we must take every action to help them rebuild,” Thompson added. “This bill takes meaningful steps to improve the support we offer these brave men and women as they transition to civilian life, especially those coping with behavioral health injuries, while also making it easier to access care.”

The amendment builds on Thompson’s 2011 STEP Act, now Public Law 112-81, Section 713, which expanded service member health care services and the use of telemedicine at the Department of Defense.    

Click here to view the legislative language of Thompson’s amendment.

Albert A. Mitchell, 81, of Galeton, PA

Albert A. Mitchell, 81, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. 

Born January 13, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Miklich) Mitchell. 

He was married to the former Erma Paul, who survives. Albert was a farmer and owned and operated Mitchell’s Twin Valley Market in Gaines, PA which he opened in 1978. 

He was a member of St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church, Galeton, the Galeton Knights of Columbus, and on the board of directors of God’s Country Black Forest Snowmobile Club. 

Surviving in addition to his wife, are three sons, Byron and Myron Mitchell, both of Gaines, and Eric Mitchell, Coudersport; a grandson, Eric Mitchell, Jr.; two granddaughters, Emery and Kiara Perkins; a brother, Frank (Shirley) Mitchell, Galeton; a brother-in-law, Bravo Button, Gaines; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Albert was predeceased by a sister, Helen Button. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Monday, December 30, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00pm and at St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church, Galeton, on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, from 10:00 to 11:00am. Following at 11:00 am, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church, Galeton.

Pennsylvania Atate Police Urge You To Have A Safe, Accident Free New Year


Doris R. Musante, 74, of Warren, PA

Doris R. Musante
Doris R. Musante, 74, of Warren, PA, died peacefully in her sleep, Friday morning, December 27, 2013 at her residence. 

She was born February 20, 1939 in Warren, PA. to the late Vincent Peter and Regina E. Griebel Musante.

She was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1958 graduate of Warren High School. Doris was employed for 50 years, working with the former Solar Electric and Phillips Lighting, retiring in 2008 to take care of her sick mother. 

 She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. She enjoyed watching old westerns on television.

She is survived by her brother – James A. Musante of Warren, PA, and several cousins.

There will be no visitation hours observed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. with Rev. Richard J. Toohey, pastor, officiating.

Interment will in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Tractor-Trailer Driver Not Injured In Rt. 219 Crash


Emporium Juveniles Uninjured In Crash On Moore Hill Road


Teen Tagged For Underage Alcohol Possession After Crash


Shinglehouse Ambulance To Dr. Barke's Office

At 2:05 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to Dr. Barke's office for a medical emregency.

Alice H. Boden, 90, of Coudersport, PA

Alice H. Boden, 90, of Coudersport, PA, died December 26, 2013 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.

Born on July 6, 1923, in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of George H. and Alice Loynds Everett. On February 25, 1944, she married Joseph H. Boden, who preceded her in death, March 19, 1987, after 43 years of marriage.

Alice was a homemaker, she loved her family and her family always came first.

Surviving are her children, Patricia Loy, Nina Boden, and Christine (Laurence) Coole all of Coudersport, Joseph (Wanda) Boden, of Genesee, PA, step-daughter Peg (Donald) Kelsey of Coudersport, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Henry D. Lewis, April 2002.

Friends and family are invited to Alice’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 with a visitation from 11am-1pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home”, 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA, with a funeral service to follow at 1pm, with Pastor Darell D. Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Rathbone Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Park, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915,

Arrangements by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd.

Johnsonburg Firefighters Responding To Outside Fire At Domtar Wood Yard

OUTSIDE FIRE at Domtar Wood Yard
Address: 100 W CENTER ST
City: JOHNSONBURG
Cross Streets: COBB ST * JULIA ST



Agency: ELK COMPANY 2 FD
12/27/2013 1:00:45 PM

LIVE SCANNER

Update for Route 255 Project in Saint Marys, Week of Dec. 30

Update for Route 255 Project in Saint Marys, Week of Dec. 30

Saint Marys – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys continues as winter weather sets in. The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in Saint Marys. Work this year is concentrating on the section between Wendy’s and Satterlee & Sons. Once the project completes in late summer 2014, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.

Activity the week of Dec. 30 will include:

• The contractor will begin work on Monday morning at 7:00 a.m. and continue through Tuesday. All work will be performed during daytime hours. No work will be performed Wednesday through Friday in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

• Route 255 will be restricted to one lane in the northbound direction between Vine Street and Race Street for the installation of sanitary sewer lines.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone. Motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling through the work zone and should obey the posted speed limit.

Overall work includes pavement repair, drainage improvements, addition of a right-turn lane for Route 255 northbound traffic at Vine Street, re-alignment of the Arch Street intersection, a right turn lane on Route 120 east for traffic heading south on Route 255, and other construction items. Dave Gutelius Excavating Inc. of Mifflinburg is the contractor on this $12.8 million project.

Millerton man severely injured in morning crash

Millerton man severely injured in morning crash

Wellsboro Gazette
A Millerton man was injured in a crash this morning, Dec. 27, at 7:20 a.m. on Crossover Road, Rutland Township.

Tory Sargent, 20, suffered a major injury after his pickup truck traveled off the road and struck a berm, according to Mansfield State Police. Sargent was ejected from the vehicle, Read more...

Recalls

12/26/2013 09:38 PM EST
Baxter International Inc. announced today it has initiated a voluntary recall to the hospital/user level of one lot of 5 percent Dextrose Injection, USP and four lots of 0.9 percent Sodium Chloride Injection, USP due to particulate matter found in the solutions. Injecting a product containing particulate matter may result in blockages of blood vessels, which can result in stroke, heart attack or damage to other organs such as the kidney or liver.

Missing Dog-Austin

Missing Dog-Austin

 My dog has snapped his chain. His name is Taz and he is a brown chow. He is 15 years old, deaf and nearly blind. He went missing sometime late Christmas night or early December 26. He will be dragging part of his chain. My fear is that he is tangled up someplace. 
Unfortunately we found him earlier today. He had fallen in a neighbors pond.

Thanks to everyone who helped looked for him.


RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cogan House Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2013-12-27 00:00:00 at site LAUREL HILL 14H in Cogan House Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cogan House Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2013-12-27 00:00:00 at site LAUREL HILL 13H in Cogan House Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cogan House Twp Township

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC reports drilling started on 2013-12-27 00:00:00 at site LAUREL HILL 12H in Cogan House Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Think About It

Isaiah 9:1

Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever...

In case you haven't noticed, we live in perilous times. The threat of a nuclear disaster looms on the horizon of each new day. Famine, war, oppression, and natural disasters are daily occurrences. Countries distrust each other and seem to be jockeying their rhetoric for power and control. Groups and individuals are vying for their equal place in society. Everyone wants their equal share, and they'll do what they need to do to gain it. Sometimes it’s at the cost to others.

I'm one of those individuals that grew up in a time where neighbor knew their neighbors. They watched over each other without being asked. We lived in a time of hope. Responsibility was everyone's job. It wasn't left up to a few. We learned to live and let live, knowing that together we could survive, but individually we might perish. We also grew up with absolutes, and we believed in them. Trust me, not everything was right in that era, but there was much more hope and a lot less individualism.

Isaiah talks about a time when darkness and despair will end. It is a message of hope and although I personally believe that the worst is yet to come, I still believe that the message of hope is important to all today. It is said that without a vision, people perish. It can also be said that with out a hope the same thing happens. Isaiah goes on to speak of a child that would be born and that the government would be upon his shoulders. He will rule with peace and justice and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, and Prince of Peace. Isaac Watts wrote the song "Joy to the World", and in it he speaks of not the first coming of Christ, but his second. It is the second coming that the Kingdom of God will be established and he, the Prince of Peace, will reign. In this day of trouble and despair it is indeed a time of hope, and a vision to look forward to. Think about it.
(bjknef@yahoo.com)

Full-Time LPN Position Opening At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport, PA

Sleep Lab Technician Needed At Cole Memorial Hospital In Coudersport, PA

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Margaret Rose TOROK, 91, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Raymond, PA

Margaret Rose TOROK, 91, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Raymond, PA died Wednesday, December 25, 2013 in her daughter’s home in Mohnton, PA. 

She was born November 10, 1922 in Ulysses Township. On April 2, 1939, in Galeton, she married Albert F. Torok, who predeceased her on March 2, 1997. 

Mrs. Torok and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Raymond for many years. She was employed by Erway’s Market in Coudersport for 18 years. Margaret previously attended the Gold Church and was a long-time member of the H.U.G. Senior Center in Ulysses. 

Surviving are: four children, Harold John (Patricia) Torok of Genesee, PA, Alice (Antonio) Scalesi of Mohnton, PA, Arlett Weidner of Coudersport, and Paul (Debbie) Torok of Westfield, PA; ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Linda Alawine of Elma, WA, Pauline Shutt of Shinglehouse, PA, Maryann Williams of Ulysses, Nola Gear of Gilbert, AZ, and Anna Brooke of Blossburg, PA; nieces and nephews; and beloved canine companion, Lucy. 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Ethel Younglove Moe; her step-mother, Beatrice Moe; two brothers, Harold Empson and Gerald E. Empson; and two sisters, Amy M. Empson and Gertrude Morley. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, December 30, 2013 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. Rev. Frank Mickle will officiate. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery, Allegany Township. 

Memorials may be made to Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company or Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, Ulysses, PA 16948. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

MVA on Rt. 59 in Lafayette Township

MVA on Rt. 59 in Lafayette Township
At 9:25 PM on Thursday, Lafayette Fire Dept. & Bradford City EMS dispatched to Rt. 59, just west opf the Black Bear Campground for a MVA. One vehicle into a field.

Mary Ellen Lewis, 86, of Broad St., Port Allegany, PA

Mary Ellen Lewis
Mary Ellen Lewis, 86, of Broad St., Port Allegany, PA, passed away Dec. 25, 2013, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born October 19, 1927, she was a daughter of Daniel W. and Estelle Strope McLaughlin. On Apr. 18, 1953, in Keating Summit, PA, she married Eugene M. Lewis, who survives. They were married 60 years.

Mary Ellen was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1945.

Mrs. Lewis was a self-employed beautician and owner-operator of the Mary Ellen Beauty Shop for 60 years, before her retirement.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, where she was a member of the Methodist Women. Mary Ellen was also a 50 year member, past district deputy, and held many local offices in the former Wisteria Rebekah Lodge 164 of Port Allegany. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies, Glamorette Chapter, Port Allegany, where she was Queen Mum.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Eugene, are two daughters, Katherine J. (Kent) Kenyon of Coudersport, Julie A. Lewis of Denver, CO; a granddaughter, Rebecca L. Kenyon of Coudersport; a sister, Carol (Ralph) Mantz of Williamson, NY, a brother, Antoine (Pat) Accristo of Helena, Mont., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Russell McLaughlin.

Friends will be received from 1-4 p.m. Saturday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral service will be held Sunday (Dec. 29, 2013) at 2 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, with Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau, PA.

Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church, Port Area Ambulance Service or Sweden Valley Manor Activity Fund.

Condolences can be made to: 
 Eugene M. Lewis
306 Broad St.
Port Allegany, PA 16743

Animal Assistance Project Entering Second Year

Animal Assistance Project Entering Second Year

adopt-a-dogAn organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for unwanted, abused or neglected pets made a successful debut in 2013 and looks to build on its success in the new year. Potter County Animal Assistance Project (PCAAP) was established to advance the cause of animal welfare and to prevent animal cruelty. It was formed by volunteers and is governed by an elected board of seven members. Four advisors provide support and other volunteers pitch in. The organization works in close cooperation with Teacher’s Pet Rescue, the only organization in the county taking in stray and unwanted dogs and finding them homes. Seed money came from the Helen Fath Greene Memorial Fund. A former resident of Potter County, Greene left money in her will to care for animals.

Initial projects by PCAAP include assisting low-income individuals to get their pets spayed or neutered, and the capture of free-roaming cats for spaying or neutering. All pets get a rabies vaccine and some additional care may be provided. PCAAP has also introduced an animal cruelty hotline at 814-203-4504 and established a pet food bank. Collection bins are located at Northwest Savings Bank in Austin, Coudersport, Galeton and Shinglehouse; Costa’s Shur Save, First National Bank, Maple Tree Restaurant and Shop N Save, all in Coudersport; Reed’s Market, Genesee; the Roulette Firehall; Sprout’s Drug Store in Shinglehouse; and First Citizens Community Bank in Ulysses. People in need of dog or cat food may contact the following locations on the designated day of distribution: Austin United Methodist Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galeton, Shinglehouse Methodist Church, Zion Christian Assembly in Ulysses, and Roulette Firehall.

64333-210x314-rabiesvaccineforcatsOver the past year, upwards of 400 free-roaming cats have been humanely trapped and transported to a veterinarian to be neutered or spayed and vaccinated for rabies and ear tipped. Although many of these cats cannot be tamed, dozens have been placed in homes. Many family pets have been spayed or neutered at a reduced cost. Potter County residents may request an application for services from Coudersport Animal Health Center, 814-274-0857. 

Those who want to report a free-roaming cat problem should send an email to pcaap2012@gmail.com

PCAAP meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the Coudersport Elementary School library. To arrange for a financial donation, contact Kim Mitchell at 274-0847.

Galeton, Pike Township Moving To 68th District on Dec. 1, 2014

Galeton, Pike Township Moving To 68th District

reapportionmentPotter County will be split into two legislative districts starting December 1, 2014 under a reapportionment plan. Two municipalities in eastern Potter County will become part of the 68th District (in green), which currently includes Tioga County and the western section of Bradford County and is represented by Republican Matt Baker. 

Affected municipalities are Galeton Borough and Pike Township. 

The rest of Potter County will remain in the 67th District (in blue), represented by Republican Martin Causer. All of Potter County will remain part of the 25th Senatorial District, represented by Republican Joe Scarnati. Changes are the result of the 2010 U.S. Census. Each of the state’s 203 House members represents just more than 60,000 residents. With Pennsylvania’s population increase, a House member now will represent more than 62,000 people.

Free Help For Those Trying To Quit Smoking

Free Help For Those Trying To Quit Smoking

smokingWhile weight loss is the most popular New Year’s resolution, smoking cessation ranks second. But experts say nicotine is society’s most addictive drug and most people who go it alone in trying to discontinue using it are doomed to fail.  Free help is available. Potter County has renewed its affiliation with Clinical Outcomes Group Inc. (COGI) for tobacco cessation programs. 

Participants are eligible for nicotine replacement therapies, including gum, lozenges or patches. All services and products are free. COGI serves those affected by alcohol, tobacco and abusive situations. In addition to holding workshops, the organization refers individuals to support groups and otherwise helps them through the process of quitting. For more information on COGI, see the website coginc.org; or call 1-800-264-1290.

Ulysses Ambulance and Medic 6 Dispatched To Rt.449 and Rt 49 MVA

Ulysess Ambulance and Medic 6 Dispatched To Rt.449 and Rt 49 MVA

At 6:28 PM on Thursday Ulysses Ambulance and Medic 6 was dispatched to Rt 446 and Rt 49 for an MVA. Harrison Valley was also dispatched. Harrison Valley was recalled.

Ann Walker Davis, 91, of Warren, PA

Ann Walker Davis, 91, of Warren, PA, beloved mother, wife and grandmother, died on Friday, December 20, 2013 at Corry Manor in Corry, PA.

Ann was born on May 3, 1922 in Warren, PA, the daughter of the late Will Allan and Nell Granquist Walker. She was a graduate of Arlington Hall in Washington, DC and attended Pennsylvania College for Women.

Ann was co-publisher of the Warren Times Mirror, a family-owned newspaper established in 1883 by Silas E. and Edward C. Walker. She was a long-time member of the Conewango Valley Country Club and attended the Bemus Point United Methodist Church. Ann adored her family, home, and loved her dogs and gardening.

Ann is survived by her husband, Charles M. Davis, whom she married on August 29, 1947 in Russell, PA, her daughter, Elizabeth N. Davis of Warren, PA, her son, Charles W. Davis and his wife, Julie, of Edmonds, WA, and two grandchildren, Kathryn W. Davis and John M. Davis. 

In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her sister, Jane W. Kopf.

The family held a private visitation on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. 304 East Street, Warren, PA and private funeral and committal services were held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church with Pastor William Allen officiating. Interment will be private in Oakland Cemetery, Warren, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Bradford Fire Dept Dispatched To High St For A Vehicle Fire

Bradford Fire Dept Dispatched To High St For  A Vehicle Fire
At 4:58 PM on Thursday Bradford Fire Dept was dispatched to High St. for a vehicle fire.

Robber Returns To Scene To Complain About Being Shot At

http://wnep.com/2013/12/26/robbers-accused-of-forcing-victims-to-strip-in-berwick/

National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection to Host Public Meeting

National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection to Host Public Meeting 
 
The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) will host a public meeting Jan. 7-8, 2014 to review and discuss safe handling instructions included on food labels. FSIS is also seeking feedback on its Establishment-Specific Data Release Strategic Plan.

Shell takes final extension on Pa. site for proposed ethane cracker

Shell takes final extension on Pa. site for proposed ethane cracker

Shell Chemical has signed a deal with the owners of a Beaver County industrial site that would give the company more time to decide whether to buy the land and build a multi-billion dollar petrochemical plant called an ethane cracker.

It is the third time Shell has extended a land option with Horsehead Corporation, the company that owns the 300-acre site in western Pennsylvania near the Ohio border.

“We expect that this will be the last land option extension before making a final decision on whether to proceed with the proposed project,” Shell spokeswoman Kayla Macke said in an e-mailed statement.
Under the deal, Shell will also pay for demolition work to prepare the site for potential construction. Beaver County property records show Shell recently bought a 5.5 acre parcel adjacent to the site for $1.87 million, according an Associated Press reviewRead more...

Full-Time LPN Position Opening At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport, PA


Sleep Lab Technician Needed At Cole Memorial Hospital In Coudersport, PA


Recent WESB News Reports

WESB News
December 23, 2013 05:12AM
Five Hurt in Car Explosion
Five people were injured after an oxygen tank exploded inside a car Friday night in Johnsonburg. Police say that four people were flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment of severe burns. Another person was treated at Elk Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. The state police fire marshal say the investigation is continuing.

December 23, 2013 05:12AM
Ludlow Man Threatens Mother With Rifle
A Ludlow man is facing charges after he threatened his mother Friday with a gun. State police say that 49 year-old Christopher Straneva had taken his mother's vehicle without permission and threatened her with a .22 rifle after refusing to give her money for gas. Straneva was located by police on US Forest Service Road 141 Sunday and arrested without incident. He was jailed on $75,000 bail.

December 23, 2013 05:12AM
City Burglar Strikes Again
Bradford City Police say the person responsible for a series of burglaries in the city has struck again. Police Chief Chris Lucco says the burglar entered a home on School Street sometime between 11pm Friday night and 7am Saturday morning. The unknown person entered the home through an unlocked screen door and took two purses and fled. There has now been nine unforced entries into occupied homes where purses and wallets have been stolen. City police are working with state police to solve the string of burglaries which have terrified the community.

McKean County Fair Pictures Posted To Website

http://www.mckeancountyfair.net/pictures.html

Maxine Elaine Nawrocki, 76, of Erie, PA

Maxine Elaine Nawrocki
Smethport -  
Maxine Elaine Nawrocki, 76, of Erie, PA, died Wednesday (December 25, 2013) in UPMC-Hamot, Erie.

She was born July 3, 1937 in Farmers Valley, PA, a daughter of Jack and Anna Mae Brown Hewitt. In August of 1958, she married William Sechrist, Jr. In November of 1966, she married Richard Nawrocki.

Mrs. Nawrocki was a 1955 graduate of Smethport Area High School. She had worked in the accounting department of the Erie Resistor Corporation and other places until her retirement in 1992 due to ill health.

Maxine was an avid reader and also enjoyed gardening, soap operas, and her cats.

She is survived by:
one sister: Phyllis Green of Smethport
one brother: Thomas (Linda) Hewitt, Sr. of Smethport
step son, William Sechrist of Conneaut Lake, PA, and her “adopted son”, Brad Pence of Erie.
Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother, Jean Hewitt, and several Aunts and Uncles.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-3 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will begin at 3 PM Sunday, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, officitating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport, PA or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at 
www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

12/26/2013 2:27 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT HIGH ST SHINGLEHOUSE BORO

12/26/20132:27 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTHIGH STSHINGLEHOUSE BORO
One vehicle crash on Ceres Road near High Street.

Whitesville Dispatched For One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 248 W

Whitesville Dispatched For One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 248 W
At 1:58 PM on Thursday, Whitesville Fire Dept. dispatched to Rt. 248 W for a car into the guard rails.

Kane Teen Injured in Route 66 Crash

Kane Teen Injured in Route 66 Crash

Posted by Joanne Bauer
Explore Clarion
HOWE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Marienville-based State Police say a one-vehicle accident occurred this morning around 9:47 a.m., on State Route 66, in Howe Township, Forest County.

According to police, 19-year-old Megan L. Dunkle, of Kane, was traveling south along SR 66 and attempted to negotiate a downhill, right-hand curve in the roadway.

She lost control of her 2006 Dodge Caravan on the snow-covered roads, slid sideways off the east berm of the roadway, and impacted an embankment with the front of the vehicle.

The vehicle traveled south approximately 117′ before coming to a final rest on its driver’s side facing north.

Dunkle was using a seat belt and suffered moderate injuries. Read more...

Coudersport Ambulance To Deering Run Road For Fall Victim

At 12:02 PM on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Deering Run Road in Summit Township for a person who has fallen outside.

Derrick City Dispatched For Traffic Control At MVA

Derrick City Dispatched For Traffic Control
At 11:16 AM on Thursday, Derrick City Fire Dept. dispatched for traffic control at a no injury motor vehicle accident on Harrisburg Run Road at the border with NY.
11:30 am--RECALLED BY CHIEF 11

Margaret M. TOROK, 91, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Raymond

Margaret M. TOROK, 91, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Raymond, died Wednesday, December 25, 2013 in her daughter’s home in Mohnton, PA. 

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

Janet CHIUMENTO, 79, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Coudersport, PA, Hammonton, NJ, and Elm, NJ

Janet CHIUMENTO
Janet CHIUMENTO, 79, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Coudersport, PA, Hammonton, NJ, and Elm, NJ, died Monday, December 23, 2013 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Born March 29, 1934, in Crisfield, MD, she was the daughter of Hezekiah and Florence Tull Bradshaw. On November 7, 1954, in Elm, NJ, she married Carmen N. Chiumento, who predeceased her in 1992. 

 She and her husband owned and operated C&J Blouse Co. for many years. 

Surviving are: a daughter, Dina (Erin) Buck of Genesee; a son, Carmen (Denise) Chiumento, II of Coudersport; five grandchildren, Tigan (Jason) Lewis, Carmen Chiumento, III, Kiah Chiumento, Jesse Buck, and Jenna Buck; many nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Ernie Pagano of Galeton. 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by eleven siblings. A private graveside service will be held in Raymond Cemetery at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Motor Vehicle Accident on Big Shanty Road

Motor Vehicle Accident on Big Shanty Road
At 10:24 AM on Thursday, Lafayette, Lewis Run and Bradford EMS dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Big Shanty Road. Caller reports possibly 2 injuries.

Man charged with urinating on window of police station

Man charged with urinating on window of police station

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

MANSFIELD - Daryl S. Mitchell, 24, of 37 E. Main St., was charged by borough police after he allegedly urinated on the window of the police station in the borough municipal building at 14 S. Main St. early Saturday.

According to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson's office, Mitchell was charged with disorderly conduct, indecent exposure and public drunkenness after he was picked up at the Pump and Pantry convenience store at 82 S. Main St.

Borough Officer Stephan A. Earp said he was seated at the front desk, facing the window of the municipal building about 1:30 a.m. when he heard a loud laugh after several individuals walked past.

Earp said he went to the foyer to find Mitchell with his penis exposed, urinating all over the window. Read more...

Tractor Trailer Crash On Route 219 North Of Tacks Inn Closes Roadway

Tractor Trailer Crash On Route 219 North Of Tacks Inn--RT. 219 has REOPENED
At 9:00 AM on Thursday, Lafayette Fire Sept. and Bradford City EMS have been dispatched to a tractor-trailer crash on Rt. 219, a mile and a half north of Tack's Inn. Tractor-trailer is reported off the roadway.
RESPONDER REPORTS NO INJURY. ROADWAY PARTIALLY BLOCKED.

9:20 AM--MUTUAL AID-
MT. JEWETT FIRE POLICE TO CLOSE 219 AT RT. 59;

LEWIS RUN FIRE POLICE TO CLOSE RT. 219 AT LEWIS RUN

10:40 AM--ROADWAY REOPENED 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Gustin's Auto & Truck Service

Antiques & Estates Purchasing--Free Appraisals by Carter Auctions

www.carterauctions.com
www.carterauctions.com

Northern Potter School Seeking Susbstitute School Nurses


PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jay Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2013-12-20 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site STONEY BROOK 591145 in Jay Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jay Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2013-12-20 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site STONEY BROOK 590980 in Jay Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jay Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2013-12-20 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site STONEY BROOK 590979 in Jay Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jay Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2013-12-20 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site STONEY BROOK 590978 in Jay Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Morris Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2013-12-20 00:00:00 to EXCO RESOURCES PA LLC for site HAKE P-53 1V in Morris Twp township, Clearfield county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Commercial Structure Fire At Metal Powder Products In St. Marys

STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
Address: 150 FORD RD at METAL POWDER PRODUCTS
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: PLYMOUTH RD * SARA RD
REPORT AN OVEN FIRE
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD; ST. MARYS AMBULANCE
12/25/2013 10:52:17 PM

11:20 PM--AMBULANCE RELEASED FROM FIRE STANDBY 
11:23 PM--FIRE DEPARTMENT RETURNING--COMMAND TERMINATED

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/1331/web/?rl=rr

Nate Reports Black Ice Situation On Rt. 305 Near Portville

Jim,

I just wanted to report a section of black ice at the Intersection of Rte. 305 and Rte. 417 (aka: Eldred-Portville Rd).  This is the short road between Pennsylvania and Portville.


The ice is at the intersection and vehicles may have difficulty stopping at the intersection to turn onto Rte. 417.

Thanks,

Nate Taylor

Red 2001 Polaris Scrambler 90cc Stolen From Shed On Coleville Road


I am happy to report that this has been found, and is in the process of being returned!!! :)

St. Marys Teen Unhurt When Car Rolls On Roof In Ludlow


Smethport Man Uninjured In Crash On Rt. 446 in Eldred Township


Structure Fire Reported In Ridgway

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: 30 COTTAGE LN [RIDGWAY_B]
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: N MAPLE AVE * HEMLOCK AVE
SMOKE/FIRE REPORTED IN A BACK BEDROOM
Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
12/25/2013 7:34:28 PM

8:12 PM-COMMAND TERMINATED, ELK 4 UNITS BACK IN SERVICE

Janet CHIUMENTO, 79, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Coudersport, PA, Hammonton, NJ, and Elm, NJ

Janet CHIUMENTO, 79, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Coudersport, PA, Hammonton, NJ, and Elm, NJ, died Monday, December 23, 2013. A private graveside service will be held in Raymond Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915. 

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

4 Wheeler Stolen From Shed In Rew


Structure Fire Reported At Gold Store

12/25/20136:19 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE2760 ROUTE 49 WULYSSES TWP
6:20 PM Fire F47 DISPATCHED
6:20 PM Fire F20 DISPATCHED
6:20 PM Fire F37 DISPATCHED
6:36 PM Fire C4710 FIRE UNDER CONTROL
6:46 PM Fire 47-6 ENROUTE TO HOSPITAL
7:05 PM--FIRE OUT
7:12--WHITESVILLE FIRE RELEASED FROM STANDBY

12/25/2013 6:09 PM FIRE / STRUCTURE 938 HORSE RUN RD SHARON TWP

12/25/20136:09 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE938 HORSE RUN RDSHARON TWP
CALLER REPORTS FINE IN CHIMNEY. INGRAHAM RESIDENCE.
6:58 PM--ALL SHINGLEHOUSE UNITS RETURNING & AVAILABLE

Latest Edition Of ‘Potter County Veterans News’ Available

Latest Edition Of ‘Potter County Veterans News’ Available

December 23rd, 2013
military-emblems
nov16leekphotogood1Latest edition of Potter County Veterans News, a quarterly publication of the Potter County Department of Veterans Affairs, is now available. Purpose of the newsletter is to keep area military veterans and their families apprised of the latest developments affecting them. Information is concisely arranged in a publication that has a special focus on Potter County veterans’ issues and available services. Copies of the latest edition (January-March 2014) and past editions can be downloaded and printed from the county’s website, pottercountypa.net. Click on the “Departments” tab at the top and go to Veterans Affairs. Copies can also be obtained at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport at 814-274-8290, Ext. 210 (Will Worthington/Veteran Affairs) or Ext. 207 (Dawn Swatsworth/Commissioners).

Among features in the January-March 2014 edition:
  • New State VA Heard Passionate About Veterans
  • National Honors For LEEK Preserve (photo at right)
  • Helping Veterans Transition To Labor Force
  • Post 192 Auxiliary Falling In For Veterans
  • Legislation Pending In Harrisburg
  • VA Offering Dental Insurance Program
  • Bridge Named In Memory Of Specialist Stonemetz
  • Services Expanded At Potter County VA Medical Clinic
  • Remember Vietnam War Casualty Sp/4 Donald Stiles
  • Special Flag On Display At Gunzburger Building
  • County Working On Vietnam War Projects
  • Reduced-Fee Hunting/Fishing Licenses Proposed
  • Lions Club Reaching Out To Recruit Veterans
  • ‘Honoring Our Veterans’ License Plate Available

Public Input Welcome On Susquehannock State Forest

Public Input Welcome On Susquehannock State Forest

December 23rd, 2013
susqforestA management plan is being developed for the Susquehannock State Forest, located mostly in Potter County. It could result in significant changes in timber-harvesting, weed and pest control, public usage policies, deer population management and other strategies. A public participation process is continuing. Written comment is being accepted now at DCNR, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8767, 400 Market St., Harrisburg PA 17105-8767.

Forest managers are charged with balancing the needs of the recreation community, timber industry, and the natural gas industry while maintaining the integrity of the forest ecosystem. Susquehannock State Forest consists of 265,000 acres, mostly in southern Potter County, spilling over into Clinton and McKean counties. Its name was derived from the Susquehannock Indian tribe that once inhabited the region. The forest grows some of the most productive stands of black cherry trees in the world. It was cut over from the late 1800s through the 1920s. Following this cutting and forest fires, a new forest emerged, consisting of more hardwoods and fewer hemlocks and white pines.

In 1901, the first tract of what was to become the Susquehannock State Forest was purchased. Theodore Cobb sold the state 21,585 acres south of Coudersport near the towns of Austin, Odin, and Borie. By 1949, all the major purchases of the forest land had been made.

U.S. Flag: From Afghanistan, Germany To Potter County

U.S. Flag: From Afghanistan, Germany To Potter County

December 23rd, 2013
jan4specialflagA special flag is now on display in the main hallway of the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport. It was presented to the Potter County Department of Veterans Affairs by A1C Eric Delong of Coudersport. An accompanying certificate tells the story. The flag was flown onboard a C-130 throughout Afghanistan and Germany with American troops in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. It represents the American resolve following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and bears witness to the destruction of terrorist forces threatening the freedom if the United States and the world. A separate display in the main hallway — located inside the building’s North Main Street entrance — honors the men from Potter County who lost their lives in the Korean War.

Rent/Tax Rebate Application Deadline Dec. 31

Rent/Tax Rebate Application Deadline Dec. 31

December 22nd, 2013
proptax_blockRebates of up to $650 are available to thousands of Pennsylvanians who paid real estate taxes or rent in 2012. Deadline to apply was recently extended to Dec. 31. Profits from the Pennsylvania Lottery cover the payments to income-eligible residents who are 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and those 18 years or older with permanent disabilities. Claim forms are available from Rep. Martin Causer’s office in Coudersport; telephone 814-274-9769. Eligibility income limits for homeowners are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:
  • $0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (homeowners and renters).
  • $8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (homeowners and renters).
  • $15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (homeowners only).
  • $18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (homeowners only).

Community Emergency Response Team Recruiting

Community Emergency Response Team Recruiting

December 22nd, 2013
ceertttPotter County Department of Emergency Services is stepping up its efforts to build teams of local residents who are trained to react to disasters and other public emergencies, so that they can assist fire, ambulance, and other personnel. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training educates people about fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace when professional responders are not immediately available. The volunteers are prepared to take care of their families first and to then take care of their neighbors. Each local CERT has a leader and a designated meeting area in the community. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness. For more information, call 274-8900 see the FEMA/CERT website here.