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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Coudersport High School Alumni Saturday

Here are some photos from Saturday's Coudersport Area High School Alumni Celebration at American Legion Post 192.

It was hosted by the class of 1963 and especially geared toward alumni from the classes of 1958 through 1968.

However, all CHS grads were welcome and the turnout was good.

Potter County Judge John Leete, a Coudersport High School alum, was master of ceremonies.

Maxine Shear and Thelma Swift from the Class of 1934 were honored as the oldest attendees.

(Photos by Lugene Heimel)
Among the octogenarians attending Saturday's banquet
were Fannie Boyd (left) and Tom Leete.

Bill Erway (right) has remained in Coudersport for his
entire life since his graduation from CHS in the early 1960s.

Greeting attendees at Saturday's banquet were
Nancy Snyder Lent and Ted Lyon.

Mount Jewett Dispatched To Industrial Fire

BREAKING NEWS:9:07pm-9-13-08
Mount Jewett Fire and Ambulance has been dispatched to Temple Drive in Sargent Township for an industrial fire. A second alarm was toned out in the middle of the night.

Anonymous said...

Any news on where the fire was at this location?

ATV Jamboree & Swap Meet Continues Sunday

Whats A Little Mud?

A little rain to dampen the dust at ATV Jamboree

Photos by Lugene C. Heimel
The girl who climbed aboard the ATV to pose (not ride) is Emma Chambers. Good turnout despite the rain at Potato City Country Inn. Event continues on Sunday. Dice run, dealers, vendors, safety seminars and information booths.

ATV Jamboree and Swap Meet
September 13, 2008 - September 14, 2008

Source: Potter County Visitors Association

Location: Potato City Inn
Phone: 814-274-7133

Sports related swap meet and flea market.

Safety course at Potter County Family Campground

Vendor Food and Drink stands on site.

Dice runs-both days. Registration and run at 10 am. Trophies and Plaques at 5 pm.

Registration fees-Day of event
$20.00 rider
$10.00 passenger

Pre-registration-$15.00 rider & $5.00 passenger

Parking is limited at the show. Please park at the trail access points and ride your ATv's to the show.

William E. "Bill" Newton, 80, Sharon Center, PA

Sharon Center, PA----William E. “Bill” Newton, 80, of Sharon Center, died Saturday, September 13, 2008 in Cuba Memorial Hospital Primary Care Unit, Cuba, NY, after a short illness.

Born September 23, 1927 in Sharon Center, PA, he was a son of Wallace and Cora M. Corwin Newton.

He was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, class of 1945. Mr. Newton was a dairy farmer for many years running the family farm and for several years was employed by the former Nichols and Nichols Gas Well Bailing Company in Shinglehouse, PA. He retired from the former Clark Brothers in Olean, NY after being employed for 38 years as a tool grinder.

He enjoyed going to auctions and spending time with his dog, Blondie. Mr. Newton was the longtime caretaker of the Sharon Center Cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Mildred M. Boats of Olean, NY and Elna D. (Howard) Murray of Lecanto, Florida; a brother, Leslie C. “Jim” (Cecilia) Newton of Friendship, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Newton was predeceased by one brother, Lyle F. Newton; and two sisters, Irene A. Loucks and Essie Vandernick.

Friends may call on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, PA, will officiate. Burial will be in the Sharon Center Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, 2944 Olean-Hinsdale Road, Olean, NY 14760.

Coudersport Troopers Charge Sex Offender

Man charged with sex-offender registration violation

Pennsylvania State Police have arrested a Milwaukee, Wisc., man, charging him with failing to register as a sex offender in the state in a timely fashion.

According to a release from state police in Coudersport, a trooper stopped Frank Budzinski, 27, on Thursday in Sweden Township because a taillight was out on his vehicle. During the stop, police say they discovered the sex-registration violation. More...

Wellsboro Senior Dead In Friday Night Crash

Teen killed in Pennsylvania crash

By GEORGE OSGOOD • Star-Gazette

A Wellsboro High School senior was killed late Friday night when the pickup truck she was riding in crashed along Route 287 in Lycoming County’s Pine Township.

Lycoming Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Lusk pronounced Stacey Crowley, 16, of Woodland Avenue, Wellsboro, dead at the scene of the 10:12 p.m. crash. More....

Revised Closing Date For Roulette Road Work

Potter Game Club Road To Be Closed For Road Work

Potter Game Club Road--Roulette Township

The Roulette Township Supervisors would like to make notice to all residents of Roulette and surrounding communities that live on and/or utilize the Potter Game Club Road.

Sluice pipe replacement, and build up of the road surface, from Fishing Creek Road to the Eulalia Township line will begin on or about Monday September 22 nd.

Work will be between the hours of 8AM and 3PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (weather permitting).

The project is expected to take 4 to 6 weeks to complete. During this time total road closures will be required during work hours.

Signs will be posted at Fishing Creek and at the West Branch of Dingman Road intersection during times of closing to permit travelers to take alternate routes.

Jonathan Huff said...

The work on Potter Game Club Road has been postponed until 09/22 due to the rain this weekend and to allow the completion of another project that had been started earlier this year. All other details remain unchanged at this point.

Recall---Dry Pet Food Can Infect Humans

Mars Petcare US Issues Voluntary Recall of Everson, PA Plant Dry Pet Food Product due to Potential Salmonella Contamination (September 12)
Sat, 13 Sep 2008 09:49:00 -0500

Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of products manufactured at its Everson, Pennsylvania facility. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled because of potential contamination with Salmonella serotypeSchwarzengrund. This voluntary recall only affects the United States.

Coudy Falcons Fall To Golden Tide At CARP

Golden Tide Rallies on the Road, Remains Unbeaten
Dustin Parks, sports correspondent

COUDERSPORT - When the clock showed all zeros, it was the Golden Tide celebrating victory. Coach Andy Evanko joined his team as they raised their helmets as winners after beating the Coudersport Falcons 28-21. More....

Area Obituaries

EMPORIUM — Eva Ann Olivett, 91, of Howard Circle, died Friday (Sept. 12, 2008) in her home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Rollover Crash Reported Near Roulette

BREAKING NEWS: 11:58 pm -9-12-08
Roulette fire and ambulance crews have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route 6 near Potter Pak.

Two people were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Friday night on Route 6 a half mile east of the Fessenden Road in Roulette Township.

State police said Dustin Rinehart. 20 was headed east when his Jeep Cherokee slid on the wet surface while negotiating “Bilek’ Curve,” traveled off the road and through a couple of yards and crashed through a fence while overturning.

Rinehart and one passenger Michael Stahli were hurt in the crash while Travis Main escaped injury. All are from Galeton. Police say their investigation is continuing.

Anonymous said...

does anyone have more information on this accident, I heard they couldn't land a helicopter due to a fog, 2 victims where transfered

Blogger armywife0414 said...

Yes that is correct. Dustin and Mike were transported by an ambulance to Gesinger. Dustin is having a tough time but mike and Travis should be fine. I'm not sure how much info im allowed to give so if i can give more i will because i know most of the story. Love the site by the way! I'm from Pennsylvania and my husband is in the military so we are stationed in Washington State so its good to be able to keep up with news from back home. If you would like to know more let me friends with Dustin so im trying to keep updated.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 1:17:00 AM EDT

Punxsutawney Men Arrested In Internet Sex Sting

09/12/2008 - Attorney General Corbett announces arrest of two Internet predators in Punxsutawney; 162 total arrests by Child Predator Unit

23 Arrested In Meth Lab Operation In Cave

09/12/2008 - Attorney General Corbett announces up to 23 arrests in 'Operation Cave-in;' $1 million Venango & Mercer County meth lab organization

No Smoking In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act Takes Effect
There’s a new “air” about Pennsylvania – and it’s smoke-free. Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act took effect on Sept. 11, banning smoking in most public spaces and workplaces.

The goal of the new law is to reduce the deadly health effects of secondhand smoke on healthy non-smokers, which research shows include developmental effects in children, heart disease in adults and cancer in sites beyond the lungs.

The smoking ban is an initiative from Governor Rendell’s Prescription for Pennsylvania health care reform plan. Learn more

Bradford Featured In Word On The Wilds Website

A PA Wilds Community Success Story:
The city of Bradford

by Sara Andrews

At the northern gateway of the Pennsylvania Wilds is the City of Bradford - a small urban community rich in natural resources, most notably the surrounding hardwoods and oil and gas reserves. It has a diverse economy which includes internationally-renowned companies such as Dresser, Zippo Manufacturing, Case Cutlery, Georgia-Pacific and the world’s oldest operating refinery, owned by the American Refining Group. Just to the west of downtown, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is a four-year liberal arts campus with over 30 four-year programs.

Throughout the seasons, the Bradford area is a scenic year-round playground for all types of outdoor pursuits. Allegheny National Forest, Allegany State Park, and Kinzua State Park are just a short drive away. These beautiful places offer myriad recreational opportunities including camping, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, ATV riding, and snowmobiling, plus a smorgasbord of sights to see.

The City of Bradford’s central business district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in August 2000. The historic district features many buildings still intact, including the recently restored Old City Hall (also on the National Register), the Main Street Mercantile, and many other shops and attractions.

To the south of the historic district are the Zippo-Case Museum and the Penn-Brad Oil Museum. Historic downtown Bradford is also the hub for the Tuna Valley Trail Association trail system and the center for the “Trail Central” concept.

Over the past seven years, the association has constructed over 17 miles of new recreational trails in the Bradford area, with plans to construct over 50 miles of trail to connect with Allegheny National Forest, the two state parks, and new and existing trails from other nearby communities.

A 1.4 mile connecting trail is currently under construction near the historic Crook Farm. When completed, this trail will create a three-mile loop trail located on both sides of the picturesque Tunungwant Creek.

On the horizon for the association and the City of Bradford is the creation of a 2.4 mile urban trail, known as the Community Parks Trail. This new trail will connect three local parks to the existing McDowell Community Trail and follow several city streets into downtown Bradford. A good portion of the trail will be located in the City’s state-designated “Elm Street” neighborhood, where a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization project is now underway.

Bradford and its surrounding hills provide an attractive northern gateway to the Pennsylvania Wilds with many things to see and do. Come see us this fall!

Sara Andrews is the executive director of the city of Bradford's Office of Economic and Communicty Development.

Fallen Wellsville Firefighter Honored

Fallen firefighter Ron Thomas wins first ever Volunteer of Valor Award

Daily Reporter
By Brian Quinn

WELLSVILLE - The state Senate saw fit to honor Wellsville firefighter Ron Thomas, among others, in Albany this summer with the state’s Volunteers of Valor Award.

Another presentation took place Thursday at the Dyke Hose Company and this time, Thomas was the sole honoree. He received the award for his actions during the 2007 Greater Wellsville Trout Derby. Thomas died while trying to rescue another man and his son from the Genesee River during the derby.

State Sen. Catharine M. Young, R-Olean, presented the certificate and a proclamation to the firefighter’s widow, Susan. Local officials and fellow firefighters also were on hand. More...

WFRM Calendar Of Events

September 13

There will be a bake sale from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Gold Store to benefit the Karen Risser and family. Karen was hurt in a vehicle accident on August 25 and is paralyzed on her left side from the waist down. She will need several months of therapy before she can return home.

September 13

Genesee United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Roast Beef Dinner, at the social hall. Serving will be from 4:30-6:30 pm. Featuring locally grown beef, fresh garden vegetables and a variety of home made pies. Free will offering will be accepted.

September 13

The Sartwell Creek Union Church will have an all you can eat spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7:00. The menu includes spaghetti, homemade meatballs, garlic bread, tossed salad with Italian or Ranch dressing, dessert and beverage. Donation,$6.00 for adults, children under 12, $3.00 and kids under 6, free.

September 13

This month’s Songwriter’s Roundtable will feature three outstanding singer/songwriters at Ski Denton on where they will present a songwriter’s workshop from 3:00 to 4:00pm, and the Roundtable show from 7:00 to 10:30pm.Openers for the show which will feature Eve Goldberg from Canada, Jud Caswell of Maine and Jim Colbert, from the Bellefonte area, and special guest openers Gabe “Midnight Ghost” Trimbur, and Nate “Bob Dylan” Stilson, two very gifted local young talents. The evening will also feature art work and photographs submitted for the “Year of the Barn” project presented by the PCFAC and the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance. Meals will again be provided by the Second Street Roost from 6:00pm for $8, and tickets for the Roundtable are $10 adults, $5 under high school age. For more information, and for links to performer websites and photos, visit the Roundtable website at

September 13

The Fourth Annual Coudersport High School Alumni Celebration hosted by the Class of 1963 will be held at the Coudersport American Legion from 2:00 TO 6:00 P.M. Dinner will be served at 5:0 p.m. Cost is $20.00 per person. Send reservation to John Leete 423 Anson Road, Coudersport, PA 16915. Call 274-7878 for details.

100 Attend Potter County Wind Turbine Hearing

WFRM NEWS:About 100 people attended last night’s public hearing on Potter County’s proposed wind turbine ordinance held in the court house.

Each speaker was allowed three minutes to express his or her opinion. and the meeting lasted about three hours.

An estimated 19 opposed the county’s regulations saying that they infringe on property rights and might have and adverse effect on the local economy.

Another 14 or so, said the regulations were not stringent enough and expressed concern primarily about the noise generated from the giant windmills. More....

Police Reports From WFRM News

In McKean County Court action, 40year old John Pearson of Port Allegany was ordered to spend 15 days to one year in jail after pleading guilty to terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness for an incident taking place at a bar in that town last November 17. Pearson threatened to shoot a state trooper who responded to the disturbance.

Kane-based state police are investigating yet another theft of copper tubing. Sometime over the past month, thieves took an undetermined amount of copper tubing water line from the old Highlander Bar on Route 6 in East Smethport. The building is owned by John Castelli of East Smethport. Police did not give a value for the stolen property.

Boothby's Hearing Continued 'Till October

WFRM NEWS:A preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday morning for 55 year old Jim Boothby of Coudersport was continued until early next month due to scheduling conflicts according to District Judge Barbara Easton.

Boothby is charged with causing or risking a catastrophe, terroristic threats, and disorderly conduct in connection to a fake bomb incident Friday which caused an evacuation of the Potter County Human Services Building on North Street in Roulette and the surrounding neighborhood. More....

Retired Allentown Pastor Arrested In Internet Sting

Attorney General Corbett announces arrest of retired pastor from Allentown by Child Predator Unit; 160th Internet Predator arrest in PA

09-12-2008 CPU 160 Paul A. MarmonHARRISBURG - Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced that agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit have arrested a retired pastor from Allentown accused of using the Internet to sexually proposition a 15-year old girl from Montgomery County. He is the 160th arrest since the Child Predator Unit was created in January 2005.

Corbett identified the defendant as Paul A. Marmon, 62, 1897 Molinaro Drive, Allentown.

Corbett said that Marmon is accused of posing as a 19-year old boy and using Internet chat rooms and instant messages to contact and sexually proposition a 15-year old girl - telling her "you are so much more mature than most people think," "I wish I could be in your bedroom tonight," and "I want to make love to you right now." Marmon also allegedly discussed marriage with the girl; left her presents at a park near her home; asked her if he could purchase special underwear for her; and requested nude photos and underwear belonging to the girl.

"Predators are actively using the Internet to search for young victims," Corbett said. "It is essential for parents to regularly discuss online safety with their children and encourage them to quickly report any suspicious contact with strangers - especially when they attempt to discuss sexual topics, offer gifts or try to arrange face-to-face meetings." More.....
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ATV Jamboree And Swap Meet At Potato City

ATV Jamboree and Swap Meet
September 13, 2008 - September 14, 2008

Source: Potter County Visitors Association

Location: Potato City Inn
Phone: 814-274-7133

Sports related swap meet and flea market.

Safety course at Potter County Family Campground

Vendor Food and Drink stands on site.

Dice runs-both days. Registration and run at 10 am. Trophies and Plaques at 5 pm.

Registration fees-Day of event
$20.00 rider
$10.00 passenger

Pre-registration-$15.00 rider & $5.00 passenger

Parking is limited at the show. Please park at the trail access points and ride your ATv's to the show.

Jamboree In The Valley Starts In Smethport

WESB News: 09/12/08 - 7th Annual Jamboree in the Valley

The 7th annual Jamboree in the Valley begins today at the McKean county Fairgrounds in Smethport. New this year is a motorcycle fun run on Saturday.

There is a flea market, craft show, karoke, pet show and more.

Proceeds from the weekend benefit McKean County Special Olympics.

Smethport Man Sentenced For Rape Conspiracy

WESB News: 09/12/08 - Smethport man Sentenced to State Prison

A Smethport man was sentenced Thursday in McKean County court to three to six years in state prison on a rape conspiracy charge.

26 year-old Robert Newland had pled guilty to the conspiracy charge after he allowed another man to rape a woman in September of 2007 in a van in Bradford.

Jody K. Fish, 53, Montoursville, Formerly Smethport, PA

Smethport - Jody K. Fish, 53, of Montoursville, PA, formerly of Smethport, died Tuesday (September 9, 2008), from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born Jan 25, 1955 in Jamestown, NY, a daughter of Courtney and Lois Nelson Fosberg. On Feb. 14, 1981, in Jamestown, NY, she married Prentice D. Fish.

Mrs. Fish attended Jamestown Community College, where she received her Associate’s Degree.

Mrs. Fish was employed as the Human Resources Mgr. at Adelphia Communications in Coudersport.

She was very active in her faith and her family was everything to her.

She is survived by
one daughter: Lindsey K. (Josh) Jelmberg of Henderson, NV
two sons: Ryan C. Fish of Uniontown, OH; Kory F. Fish of Montoursville, PA,
one brother: Mark (Jan) Fosberg of Jamestown, NY
Nephew: Marcus Fosberg
Niece: Getta (Lucas) Walker

She was preceded in death by her parents

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11A.M. to 1 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held at 1 pm, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Allen D. Young, pastor of the East Smethport United Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials may be made to the Kane Volunteer Fire Dept., Kane, PA.

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

jomama said...

I was deeply sadden to hear of the untimely deaths of Jody and Wayne. I have known them for many years and was related to them by marriage. They will be greatly missed. My heart, prayers and sympathy go out to the children, Wayne's brother David and family and Jody's family. May the strength of the Lord bring you through this very trying time.
Joanne Schwartz
Abilene TX

Anonymous said...

I worked with Jody at Adelphia for a couple years and she was a very nice lady. Deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

Prentice D. Fish, 61, Montoursville, Formerly Smethport, PA

Smethport- Prentice D. Fish, 61, of Montoursville, PA, formerly of Smethport, died Tuesday (September 9, 2008) in the Hamot Medical Center, Erie, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born Apr 16, 1947 in Bradford, a son of Wayne M. and Helen A. Hanlon Fish. On Feb. 14, 1981, in Jamestown, NY, he married Jody K. Fosberg, who also died Sept. 9, 2008.

Mr. Fish was a graduate of Pleasantville High School and attended Jamestown Business College and Fredonia State University, NY.

Mr. Fish was a maintenance supervisor for Zippo Manufacturing, and recently was employed by Textron Lycoming of Williamsport, PA, in maintenance.

He was a member of the F &AM of Pleasantville, PA, and his family was his world.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by
one daughter: Lindsey K. (Josh) Jelmberg of Henderson, NV
two sons: Ryan C. Fish of Uniontown, OH, Kory F. Fish of Montoursville, PA
one sister: Carol Covell of Erie, PA
one brother: David (Rhea) Fish of Pleasantville, PA
nephew: Andrew (Jennifer) Fish, and their children, Caleb, Andrew, and Logan

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11A.M. To 1 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held at 1 pm, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Allen D. Young, pastor of the East Smethport United Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials may be made to the Kane Volunteer Fire Dept., Kane, PA.

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

jomama said...

Wayne will be missed very much by his family and people that knew and loved him.

Working Structure Fire In Kane, PA

BREAKING NEWS: 5am--9-12-08
Firemen from Kane, Mount Jewett, and Sheffield were dispatched shortly before 5 am this morning to a working structure fire at Welsh Street in the Boro of Kane.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I-80 Toll Plan Bites The Dust In Washington

I-80 Tolling Plan Rejected

1490 NewsBlog

Here are the FHWA press release and memo denying the joint PTC/PennDOT application for tolling authority of Interstate 80.

Press ReleasePDF


New Rules Prohibit Rock Climbing At Rimrock

WESB News: 09/11/08 - Climbing Limited at Rimrock

Forest Supervisor Leanne Marten has issued an order prohibiting rock-climbing or rappelling on any cliff, rock, or stone face in the developed area of the Rimrock Overlook.

The developed area of the Rimrock Overlook involves constructed railings and structures intended for public viewing of the Allegheny Reservoir and surrounding lands.

In the past, rock-climbing and rappelling was allowed in this area as long as ropes and other gear were not attached to the structures. As a result, ropes and other gear were anchored to vegetation behind the structures, blocking walking access around the developed area of the Overlook, and causing possible safety hazards.

The Forest Order was issued to address these concerns. Other undeveloped areas of the Overlook will remain open for rock-climbing and rappelling.

Peterson Says Tolling I-80 Is To Be Rejected

WESB News: 09/11/08 - Feds to Reject I-80 Tolling Plan

Congressman John Peterson says the federal government is rejecting Pennsylvania's plan to add tolls to Interstate 80.

Peterson says Transportation Secretary Mary Peters is going to reject the proposal because it doesn't meet statutory and technical requirements.

The decision puts new focus on an effort being pushed by Governor Ed Rendell to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike as a way to raise money for other transportation needs, as well as a plan by Senator Joe Scarnati that does not include the tolls or leasing the turnpike.

Scarnati says he's pleased with the anticipation that the Federal Highway Administration will deny Pennsylvania’s request to toll Interstate 80. He says now state lawmakers can focus on a more business-like plan to fund transportation needs. He believes his transportation funding plan, which he introduced several months ago, will receive favorable approval from many of the members in the General Assembly.

WFRM Calendar Of Events

September 13

The Smethport Rotary Club and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will hold a comprehensive blood analysis from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Smethport Firehall, Water Street, Smethport. Screening will include over 30 commonly requested blood tests including CBC, comprehensive, coronary risk, and liver function profiles. The cost for the screening is $40. Optional tests include protate specific antigen (PSA), $26, and thyroid specific hormone (TSH), $9. A 12-hour fast is recommended. Appointments are required and can be made by calling CCMH’s centralized scheduling at 1-877-274-8200 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. at the Smethport Firehall, Water Street, Smethport. Screening will include over 30 commonly requested blood tests including CBC, comprehensive, coronary risk, and liver function profiles. The cost for the screening is $40. Optional tests include prostate specific antigen (PSA), $26, and thyroid specific hormone (TSH), $9. A 12-hour fast is recommended. Appointments are required and can be made by calling CCMH’s centralized scheduling at 1-877-274-8200 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Public Meeting On Wind Turbines Tonight At 7PM

WFRM NEWS: The County Commissioners will host a meeting tonight in the Potter County courthouse to receive public input on the county’s proposed wind turbine ordinance.

Anyone wishing to present testimony will be given up to three minutes to address Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel.

As time allows, individuals will be able to present additional testimony prior to adjournment.

The hearing will be held from 7 pm to 9 pm.

A record of the testimony will be kept so that the commissioners can review the comments as they consider amendments to the Potter County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. A handful of townships have considered ordinances for their municipalities—some deciding to hold off until the county adopts its own rules and regulations even though township measures trump anything adopted by the county.

In addition to dealing with windmills, townships are also faced with problems resulting from the oil and gas boom currently underway here in the northern tier.

Commissioners Doug Morley and Paul Heimel recently attended teleconferences about the boom. Heimel said several township representatives expressed concern over the damage being done to their roads by heavy drilling equipment.

Water quality was another issue discussed at the teleconferences and Heimel said a couple of experts will be in Potter County next week to discuss the impact of the drilling on water supplies Jim Clark and Bryan Swistock of Penn State Cooperative Extension will present a program next Thursday afternoon in Coudersport.

Chairman Doug Morley said he came away from his teleconference concerned about landowners who may be unduly encouraged to sign away their rights. He said it is important to educate landowners to their opportunities.

First Citizens National Bank is hosting a leasing workshop for landowners September 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Coudersport Area High School auditorium. A panel of experts will be on hand to provide information.

Police Reports From WFRM News

State police locally are probing a couple of technology crimes.

Unknown persons made as many as 7 hang-up calls a day to the home of Charles Bach in West Branch Township between August 3 and 9. Someone used a debit card belonging to Crystal Downey of Ulysses over the past weekend to make multiple online purchases without her consent or knowledge.

A burglary at a Driftwood residence over the past weekend is being probed by state police at Emporium. Thieves took a $25 coffee maker from the home of Joanna Wigfield and caused $25 in damage to a statute.

Connie L. Metcalf, 63, Westfield, PA

Connie L. Metcalf, 63, of Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, September 10, 2008 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.

Born April 18, 1945, in Colesburg, PA, she was the daughter of LeRoy and Eva Haxton Schoonover.

On April 25, 1964, in Wellsville, NY, she married Wayne R. “Tiny” Metcalf, who predeceased her on June 4, 1994.

She was employed by Gol-DEN-Ray, Protektor Model Co., and K&W Medical.

Surviving are: a son, Donald Douglas (Mistie) Metcalf of Westfield; two grandchildren, Sheena Metcalf and Douglas Metcalf; a brother, LeRoy (Jessie) Schoonover, Jr. of Eldred, PA; a sister, Doris Watson of Roulette, PA; several nieces and nephews; and many adopted family members.

Friends may call Friday, September 12, 2008 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM. The Rev. David Brelo will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, PA.

VanWhy's Celebrate 9th Wedding Anniversary

Happy 9th Wedding Anniversary!!

I would like to wish my husband Darren VanWhy a Happy 9th Wedding Anniversary...I just want you to know that I am thankful for your love & support. Your love means the world to me and I am glad to have you in my life. Things we don't say very often and should say everyday !! You are a wonderful husband, father and friend. You have given me two handsome and loving sons. They are great boys because of you and all you do. I know it's not always easy but it's not supposed to be. My dad always said the first 100 years are the hardest, well we only have 91 more to get through !! I love you and appreciate all you do for me and our family. September 11th has come to mean so much more to us than JUST our wedding anniversary and I am glad we can still make it a special, happy day.
Your wife,
Anonymous said...

That is Chief 44 and Mrs. Chief 44.
congrats guys

Chief 47-10 said...

Congrats to both of you....

Anonymous said...

They are two real true friends...thanks for all the talks, and laughs. I hope you two stay gaa-gaa in love. See you at the shed:)

Anonymous Cynthia Jones said...

Happy Anniversary!

Friday, September 12, 2008 6:40:00 PM EDT

Undefeated Coudersport VS Undefeated Curwensville

Curwensville, Coudersport
meet in battle of unbeatens

Courier Express

COUDERSPORT - There will be a battle of unbeatens in the Allegheny Mountain League this week as Curwensville will travel to Coudersport Friday.
It's not only the only matchup between undefeated teams in the AML but the entire district this week. More...

Eastern PA--Wood-Mode Laying Off 81 Workers


A company that makes kitchen cabinets in Snyder County is cutting more jobs.

Wood-Mode, Incorporated announced Thursday it is laying off 81 workers at its plant near Kreamer. The company blames the downturn in the housing and remodeling industries.

In July Wood-Mode cut 120 jobs because of the housing slump. At that time a spokesperson said they hoped to rehire the workers when the economy improved.

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Big Oil Reported In Bed With Federal Regulators

Oil companies gave sex, drinks,

gifts to federal overseers

WASHINGTON — Interior Department officials, while handling billions of dollars in oil and gas royalty payments, engaged in illicit sex with industry employees and accepted meals, drinks, ski junkets and golf outings from major oil companies, internal investigators reported Wednesday. More....

Anonymous said...

as Good Ole Gomer Pyle used to say

Smethport Man Had BAC Of .31

WESB News: 09/11/08 - Smethport Man Four Times Legal Limit

A Smethport man was arraigned Wednesday on DUI and eluding police charges.

Court records indicate that 22 year-old Matthew Miller was charged by police on July 9 with being four times over the legal limit with a blood alcohol content of .31. He was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license.

Miller remains jailed on $1,000 bail.

Accidents In Bradford Result In Minor Injury For Child

WESB News: 09/11/08 - Accidents in Bradford Wednesday

A five year-old suffered minor injuries in a two vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of East Main Street and East Avenue in Bradford. Bradford City Police say an SUV driven by Heather Bhe of Eldred ran into a stopped vehicle driven by Connie Wilber of Bradford. A five-year-old in Bhe’s vehicle was treated at the scene for a minor injury by Bradford City Ambulance personnel.

No one was hurt in a two vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Minard Run Road and High Stret in Bradford Township. Bradford Township Police say a van driven by Carol Clark of Lewis Run pulled into the path of an SUV driven by Stephanie Mangel of Rew. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Drilling Bids Up To $5837. Per Acre In North Central PA

Pennsylvania DCNR has released the results of the September 3, 2008 Oil and Gas Lease Offering

There were seventeen (17) companies that qualified to bid on the 74,023 acres of State Forest land in northcentral Pennsylvania .

The bids ranged from $1151.00 per acre to $5837.00 per acre.

A list of the companies who qualified to bid and a list of all bids received can be found below.

The leases were in Tioga and Lycoming County.

Go to DCNR Map

List of All Bids Received

Anonymous said...

where is the land that was bid on located ? this would be a good way for the small land owner to know what thier mineral right are worth

Area Obituaries

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LANCASTER, Ohio — Daniel A. Gilluly, 88, formerly of Port Allegany, Pa., passed away Saturday (Sept. 6, 2008) in Lancaster. Switzer Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

SMETHPORT — Prentice D. Fish, 61, of Montoursville, formerly of Smethport, died Tuesday (Sept. 9, 2008) due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

SMETHPORT — Jody K. Fish, 53, of Montoursville, formerly of Smethport, died Tuesday (Sept. 9, 2008) due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

ULYSSES — Connie Metcalf, 63, of Westfield, died Wednesday (Sept. 10, 2008) in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Arrangements are under the direction of the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

COUDERSPORT — Olive Mae Milchuck, 71, of Coudersport, died Wednesday (Sept. 10, 2008) in the Long Term Care Unit of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Fickinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anonymous said...

Olive was an amazing woman with a strong will to live..She loved her family and all of her friends.. She will be sadly missed .. Thoughts and prayers are with the Milchuck Family.

Sean said...

I would like to express my deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family Joe.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Spaghetti Supper Saturday At Sartwell Creek

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2 Car Accident Reported Near Bradford

BREAKING NEWS: 5:25 PM 9-10-08
Emergency crews from Station 1 and Station 15 are responding to a 2 car accident at the intersection of High Street and Minard Run in the Bradford area.

Roulette Man Jailed For DUI, Old Warrant

WFRM NEWS:A Roulette man has been jailed on a bench warrant from another county.

Gerald Mahon, 55 of Hester Avenue was pulled over just after 10:00 p.m. on August 29 on Railroad Avenue for alleged traffic violations and troopers say he took off on foot but was caught by the patrol officer.

While authorities were processing Mahon for DUI, they discovered he was wanted in Jefferson County on a bench warrant dating back to 2000.

He was committed to the Potter County Jail awaiting further action.

Police Reports From WFRM News


The theft of some parts from a skid-steer loader in Roulette Township over the past several months is being investigated by state police locally. Authorities say thieves stripped off all of the valuable parts from the machine owned by Ronald Onufry of Port Allegany while it was parked in a stone quarry north of Fessenden Road. The parts are valued at $6,000.

State police are also investigating the theft of a pistol in Sylvania Township. Deborah Appel of Plyville, Maryland told troopers she had last seen the black Smith and Wesson .357 revolver on her farm tractor while mowing 140 acres this past July 25 and 26. The gun is valued at $450.

Mansfield state police are continuing their investigation into an identity theft victimizing an Arnot woman. Someone obtained personal information about Jennifer Lewis and used it to open 13 credit card accounts in her name without her knowledge or permission.

The investigation is continuing into a harassment by telephone taking place last Thursday. in Clara Township. Someone made several annoying phone calls to the George Finster residence on Fishing Creek between 2:00 and 11:00 p.m.

Crude Oil Drops Below $100. A Barrel Locally

WESB News: 09/10/08 - Oil Drops Below $100 a Barrel

The price of Penn Grade crude oil has dropped below $100 a barrel for the first time since April.

Today American Refining Group is paying $97 a barrel. That's a drop of $3 from yesterday's price.

The last time the price was below $100 was April 4th, when the price was $98.50 a barrel. The price peaked at $138.50 a barrel on July 7.

Anonymous said...

I am sure it will not be seen at the gas and diesel pumps very quickly! The price seems to go up a whole lot faster than it goes down.

Can buy diesel in Coudy at Sheetz for 4.199 but is still 4.559 a gallon in Ulysses,hmm, quit a difference in price!

Off road fuel prices have not dropped very fast either, seems like a lot of price gouging going on!

Workshop For Growing Ginseng Scheduled

Ginseng Workshop

Photo from PA DCNR

“Plant Yer Own Patch!” A Guideline for Establishing and Growing Ginseng and Other Native Forest Medicinal Plants Interested in native plants?

Enjoy spending time in the woods? Whether you are interested in
establishing a hobby “patch,” or in commercial forest farming “green gold,” taming the wild American ginseng is always a fascinating endeavor.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to one of PA’s most valuable and challenging crops: American ginseng. There will be both indoor and outdoor activities, including a slide show, a forest walk and planting demonstrations.

Registration Information: Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Attendance limited to 35 participants and the last day to register is September 12th. A portion of the registration fee will be used to provide planting stock to registrants .

The class will be held on Saturday, September 27th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295 for questions or to register

Wild Women To Walk At Frosty Hollow Saturday

Wild Woman Walk

The Potter County Education Council will be sponsoring a day full of hiking fun for women only. The hike will begin and end at Frosty Hollow B&B with supper provided. Bring along a camera for pictures and a sack lunch to eat along the trail. You may choose to stay the night at the B&B for the additional cost of the room. Bring along a friend and split the cost of the room!

Class size is limited to 20 ~ So register early. The date for the hike will be Saturday, September 13th beginning at 9 a.m. at the Frosty Hollow Bed & Breakfast. Cost for the day will be $30 per person. For more information or to register, please call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295.

Anonymous said...

September 12th is a Friday or is this on the 13th which is actually Saturday?

Editor's note: The Wild Women Walk is Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. Thanks for catching this mistake.

Black Licorice Products Recalled For Lead

Lucky Country Inc. Recalls All Natural Black Licorice Products (September 5)
Wed, 10 Sep 2008 07:24:00 -0500

Lucky Country Inc. of Lincolnton, NC is recalling all of its natural black licorice products from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and Washington State due to elevated levels of lead.

Preparations Made To Frack First Horizontal Well

Equipment Being Set To Pump 3 Million Gallons
Of Water From The Allegheny River To Frack
Area's First Horizontal Natural Gas Well

Pictures & Captions by James Jones

Workmen use an excavator Tuesday to unload a giant
tank and pump in preparation to pumping water from
the Allegheny River 6 miles to the well site located on
top of the mountain off Weimer Hollow.

This large pump at right of pickup truck is one of the
pumps that will push the water up to the top of the
Workers from PGE report that the six mile pipeline will
be used to pump the waste water and fracking fluids back
to a location where tank trucks can take truck it to an
approved treatment site. The line eliminates the need to
have tankers try to negotiate the narrow and steep dirt
road to the well site.
This giant tank is being unloaded Tuesday along Route 6
in Roulette Township, just west of the Village of Roulette.

Hammer Layne said...

3 million gallons of water from a stream that is already suffering from lack of rain. This can't be a good thing for anybody other than the leased landowner and the gas company.

Anonymous said...

Let's do some math people...

PGE only has to pump 139 gallons per minute out of the river to get the 3 million gallons they need to frack the well in 15 days. Hardly enough to do any damage to the river. A good comparison is the one spring that feeds the Roulette Fish and Game Clubs trout ponds- (pictures below) often flow over 200 gallons per minute...

concerned fisherman said...

Why not pump the water out of the old stone cory. It is full of water. The river is not,leave some for the fish.