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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Red Raiders Defeat Gators Friday

Cameron Co. stuffs Gators
Tri-County Sunday
EMPORIUM - It was far from a work of art, but a win is always a thing of beauty.
The Cameron County Red Raiders stayed undefeated with a 14-6 win over Port Allegany Friday.

The Gators may be 2-5, but their determination and defensive play make that mark a deceiving one.

But the more impressive defense still belonged to the Red Raiders as they allowed just 34 yards of offense, including only two rushing on 29 attempts. More.....

Sunday Events --Oct. 12, 2008

Pancake Breakfast , October 12th at The Maple Tree from 8am till 1pm . to benefit Coudersport Festival of Lights.

Search Crews Find Lost Man With Heart Attack Symptoms

BREAKING NEWS:9:44 pm-10-11-08
Search crews from Mount Jewett, Kane, and Lafayette Volunteer Fire and Ambulance crews searched for and located a couple who were on a rural road in the Westline area, and unable to find their way out to civilization. The man was suffering from symptoms of a heart attack.

Radio reports indicated that the man has been loaded on a medical helicopter and will be lifeflighted to a hospital.

High-Speed Internet Access Networking Event

If you are a business or resident who is interested in obtaining high-speed internet access, plan to attend a networking event on Wednesday, October 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Potter County Education Council Port Allegany office.

The event, sponsored by the Pennsylvania eCommerce Association, will highlight a broadband outreach and aggregation campaign starting this month in McKean and Potter counties. The association is working with the Potter County Education Council to help broadband deployment efforts for businesses and residents.

Information will be provided on the types of internet access available, a listing of service providers and efforts underway to encourage more deployment in McKean and Potter counties. The association will explain a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania initiative: Bona Fide Retail Request or BFRR. The program is based upon residents and businesses applying for broadband through their local telephone company.

Once a threshold number of requests are received, the local telephone company is required to deploy broadband within one year. Businesses, by completing a survey, will indicate their interest and need for high-speed internet. Responses from this survey will determine the aggregate demand for broadband by geographical area. Results will be shared with providers to encourage broadband deployment efforts.

If you are interested in knowing what you can do to encourage faster deployments of internet service, plan to attend this event by calling the Potter County Education Council at 814-642-2295. Light refreshments will be served and there is no charge for this event.

Accident Reported In Galeton

There were reports overnight of a serious accident on Bridge Street in the Boro of Galeton. Emergency services were dispatched at 3:03 am. We have no further information on this.

Grants Approved To Restore Watershed

WESB News: 10/11/08 - Program to Restore Watershed OK'd

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has approved a program to award grants of up to $100,000 to projects to restore the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed, which was damaged in a June 30, 2006, train derailment.

The program stems from a settlement with Norfolk Southern after 31 cars derailed and spilled sodium hydroxide into Big Fill Run, Sinnemahoning-Portage Creek and the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek.

Under the settlement, Norfolk Southern agreed to pay the Commonwealth $7.3 million as restitution for environmental damages.

On September 30, the train's engineer, 47-year-old Michael Seifert of West Seneca, New York, pleaded guilty to causing a catastrophe and unlawful dumping of hazardous material. He was sentenced to one year, minus one day in jail.

Haunted House Scheduled In Coudersport

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Flutie Flakes Coming Back--Limited Edition

Cyber line forming to buy new 10th anniversary Flutie Flakes
By John Anderson

PITTSBURGH - When the cereal Flutie Flakes hit Western New York and the Southern Tier 10 years ago, people waited in lines for the cereal.

Today, people are waiting in a cyber-line for boxes as the 10th Anniversary box of Flutie Flak
es has started production.

Ty Ballou, president of PLB Sports, Inc., said the new box is going to attempt to accomplish the same goal as the first box — raise money to fight autism and awareness through the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.

Like the first round, Flutie is donating 100 percent of profits to the foundation said Ballou. More...

Sportsmen's Bash At Coudersport Consistory Saturday

Coudersport Consistory
Sportsmen's Bash 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
12:00 to 5:00pm
Coudersport Consistory Dining Room

  • Tickets available at the Coudersport Consistory
  • $20 per ticket, includes all you can eat buffet and refreshments
  • Gun Raffles every 15 minutes

Amish Man Hospitalized By Mountain Lion Attack

Sadsbury neighbors say man attacked by mountain lion

Lancaster Online

After spotting what neighbors said was a mountain lion in his field around 5:30 p.m., Fisher retrieved his rifle and fired a shot, wounding the animal, which then fled into the woods, one neighbor said.

When Fisher entered the woods to search for the wounded animal, he told the neighbor a mountain lion jumped out of a tree and onto his back. More...

Anonymous said...

Until one sees for him or herself a Cougar, Mountain Lion or Black Panther, they will never believe they exist!!

Believe me, they do exist! I know, I saw one! This is fact! It was an unexpected sight and unbelievable to me at the moment. I consider myself to be very fortunate to have seen this beautiful and amazing creature.

Editors note: Can you fill us in on the details of your sighting and where it was?

Scarnati Wants Meeting On State Finances

WESB News: 10/10/08 - Scarnati Calls for Meeting on Finances

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati has sent a letter to the four legislative caucus leaders asking for a meeting regarding Pennsylvania's financial situation.

He says Pennsylvania is beginning to feel the effects of the national economic slowdown, and this is being seen in the state's revenues.

"The issue has to be addressed now," Scarnati says. "We cannot wait until May or June of next year when we get to our next budget and find that the problem is one that we cannot solve." "We need to move forward," he says. "We need to make sure we're being prudent in our expenditures. It's time now that we make some tough decisions to save Pennsylvanians from any tax increase next year."

Scarnati's office will set up a meeting with Senate leaders Dominic Pileggi and Bob Mellow, and House leaders Bill DeWeese and Sam Smith.

Dow Only Down 128 For The Day After Earlier Skid

Dow Ends Wild Day 128 Points Down
After falling nearly 700 points early, the Dow makes a significant rally to
close 128 points down.

Two Vehicles Crash Near Daily Bread Restaurant

BREAKING NEWS:4:00 pm-10-10-08
Port Allegany Emergency units and Medic 6 have been dispatched to a two-car crash near the "Daily Bread" on Route 155, North of Port Allegany. UPDATE:Medic 6 has been recalled.

PCEC To Launch New LPN Program

LPN Program at PCEC

The Potter County Education Council will be hosting a year long LPN program in conjunction with Penn College. Classes will begin January 5, 2009 with a testing date scheduled for October 17th. All interested persons are encouraged to contact any PCEC office for more information at 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295. Don’t miss this opportunity for a great new career.

Rep. Marty Causer Hosts Senior Expo In Potter County

Rep. Causer Serves In Another Way

Photo by James Jones
PA Representative Marty Causer, (R) Turtlepoint, serves lunch
to several hundred of his constituents at the Fire Hall in Roulette,
Potter County, PA, Friday. It was the 6th Annual Senior Citizens'
Expo hosted by the representative from the 67 th District, serving
Potter, Cameron and McKean Counties.

57 different business and government agencies serving
senior citizens were represented at Representative Marty
Causer's 6th Annual Senior Expo, Friday, at the Roulette
Fire Department.

Click here for more pictures of the expo.

Coudersport Well Driller Reccomends County Draft Law To Protect Fresh Water

Potter County Today

Potter County should consider drafting an ordinance to protect groundwater from irresponsible well-drilling. That was the recommendation of Judy Bear of Coudersport Well Drilling during a presentation to the Potter County Commissioners on Thursday.

Pennsylvania is one of the few states that do not require well-drillers to meet certification standards, Bear pointed out, and the result can be lasting damage to water resources that can affect both the property owner and neighbors. At least three counties have drafted local certification standards and Potter County, with its unique location in the headwaters of three distinct watersheds, should consider its own regulations, Bear suggested.

She also agreed to serve on a task force that the commissioners intend to appoint in the coming weeks to serve as an information resource for oil and gas exploration and related environmental and regulatory issues.

Dickinson To Pay County $66,000. For Space In County Building

Two Tenants Inked for Gunzburger Building

Potter County Today

Dickinson Mental Health Center will be relocating its Potter County operations from Charles Cole Memorial Hospital to the former third-floor executive wing at the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building.

A lease agreement with Dickinson was approved by the Potter County Commissioners on Thursday. The county will receive $66,000 annually under the three-year contract. That revenue will be used to help offset utilities and maintenance expenses at the Gunzburger Building, which was donated to Potter County by Timer Warner Cable in 2007.

A separate lease agreement for classrooms off a hallway on the second floor of the Gunzburger Building was also approved by the commissioners, retroactive to Aug. 20. Seneca Highlands IU9 agreed pay the county $6,831 for the one-year lease. IU9 is operating an alternative education program servicing Potter County schools in the leased classrooms.

Accident Reported On Rt. 155 Near Spaders

BREAKING NEWS:10:47am-10-10-08
Eldred Boro and Eldred Township emergency services are responding to a one vehicle accident on Route 155 south of Larabee Y near Spader's Junkyard. An update reports no entrapment.

5th District Candidates Meet At DuBois Penn State

Candidates weigh in on economy
Courier Express
DuBOIS - Although the three candidates for the 5th Congressional District often agreed to disagree throughout the debate Thursday night, all three bluntly said, "No, they would not have voted in favor of the $770 billion bailout."

The candidates met in a debate at Penn State DuBois. They are seeking to succeed Rep. John Peterson, R-Pleasantville, who is retiring after his term ends in December.

Moderator Jay Phillippone asked Republican Glenn Thomspon, Democrat Mark McCracken and Libertarian Jim Fryman how much they feel government can do to soften or prevent a recession, and if some of the problems need to be worked out without government intervention.

Thompson said a problem of this magnitude is best solved without government intervention.
"There's two kinds of solutions in Washington - there's big government solutions and there's smart government solutions. The whole Wall Street bailout, as I saw it, was a big government solution," Thompson said. "It didn't address the issues that were there."

In regard to the economy, Thompson said he is in favor of cutting the capital gains tax, which he feels would stimulate growth and investment. He'd also add incentives for businesses to invest in technologies, which would allow them to be more competitive in global markets, and he supports making the tax cuts of 2002-03 permanent.

"All that (bailout) package did was add $10,000 for every household in the United States to the national debt," Thompson said. "Something that draws up the national debt is not going to help our economy."

Thompson said the root cause of the bailout situation - mortgage firms Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae - needs to be examined closely .

"They were private sector, semi-monopolies which had full government backing. It was destined to do this," Thompson said. "One of the issues which was lacking in the legislation that was passed was the root cause was not addressed. We need to spread this across the market so if one or two run into problems, we can remain stable.
Fryman said the most effective solution government can take to lessen a recession is to get out of the way. In his opinion, government interference is a hindrance.

"I think if they were to get out of the way this could be over in six months to a year," Fryman said. "We have to get rid of a lot of government spending. We have to get rid of the Department of Education and No Child Left Behind."

As a one-size-fits-all educational program, Fryman feels No Child Left Behind limits school boards from experimenting to find systems which are effective. He also thinks it causes school districts to spend more money.

McCracken, a Clearfield County commissioner, said the government should be setting a better example when it comes to spending.

"A good policy would be to balance the budget, build a surplus, and work to control our debt. If you think about it, if we had a government that was in good fiscal shape, when this bailout situation came on with a strong surplus the government would have been able to jump in and possibly avert this catastrophe even sooner," McCracken said.

McCracken said he is against the bailout. In January 2001, when George W. Bush took office and Republicans had control of Congress, there was a surplus of more than $250 billion surplus, he said. Between tax cuts imposed during the Bush administration and the war that resulted after 9/11, a deficit developed.

"If you're going to go to war, you need to properly fund it. They basically ran up the last eight years on a credit card," McCracken said. "We went from a $250 billion surplus to a $482 billion deficit. This was not leadership, this was a catastrophe."

Another question Phillippone asked, which was submitted by Mary Day of Clearfield, was if the candidates would hold the management of failing financial institutions accountable for the mismanagement and abuses, which lead the institutions to fail, and would they consider prison terms for them.

Fryman said those involved should be held accountable, and at some point, the government needs to stop its involvement and put a stop to it.

"We need to stop these bailouts," Fryman said. "These greedy people are acting in their own self-interest, but they're following the lead of Congress and the presidential administrations. What they're saying is, do what you want and we'll take care of you. The government needs to stop this and set an example."

According to McCracken, what happened is criminal.

"This kind of incompetence and criminal activity shouldn't be taking place because they are eroding our economy and it's hurting the working people of this country," McCracken said.
When Phillippone asked where the blame in the bailout situation should fall, McCracken said it shouldn't fall on young people who want to own their first home as that is part of the American dream.

"I think where the problem is is there are people who should be smarter at looking at these loans," McCracken said. "I know people in the area who have gone out and gotten a home they couldn't afford. That is where you need people from these lending institutions to step in and advise these people to not buy a house that is so expensive."

Thompson said those involved should be held accountable. He added one of the reasons he is against the bailout plan is there was no action to effect the existing severance packages, which are worth millions of dollars.

"If they violated criminal acts, they should definitely go to jail," Thompson said. "One of the things that caused this situation is partisan politics. This whole thing started back in the Carter administration when the idea was every American should be able to buy a home. What they didn't say is whether they can afford it or not."

Thompson said the mortgage crisis has hardly been felt in this area, especially in comparison to markets in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida.

"That's because we have local banks and local lending institutions that know their customers," Thompson said. "What caused it though? Irresponsibility."

In his opinion, those who have been irresponsible are this Congress and others going back, lenders and borrowers alike.

Charles Cole Hospital Continues To Be A Leader In Rural Health Care

CCMH Holds Annual Meeting

1490 NewsBlog
Charles Cole Memorial Hospital held its annual corporation meeting October 9 at the hospital’s Wellness Center.

The program, “Celebrating Community Champions and Partnerships,” featured an annual report to the community by Ed Pitchford, president and chief executive officer at CCMH, and a report of the recent board of directors’ election by board chairman Charles Updegraff, Jr. Updates were also provided on topics including new providers, patient centered care, quality and safety, integration of medicine and technology, employee development and recognition, and community presence and partnerships.

“Your regional hospital continues to be a leader in rural health care and is proactively responding to the changing environment in which it operates,” Pitchford said. “The hospital has also recruited several new providers and is embracing new technologies and partnerships. I am pleased to report that the conversion to the Medicare Critical Access Hospital program, that we announced last year, has gone extremely well. We are leading the discussions in Harrisburg to have the Commonwealth adopt the same program for Medical Assistance patients, similar to what 22 other states have already accomplished.

“Our vision for this organization is to be the regional provider recognized for its superior patient outcomes and service satisfaction We have adopted a motto that I believe truly reflects the essence of what we are at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, “Big City Quality, Hometown Care.” You can expect that every time you entrust your care to us,” Pitchford said.

The event also featured an informal reception and art display. Artists attending from the hospital’s Community Art Showcase included Pat Bosworth of Port Allegany, Alyson Leach of Galeton, and Mercedes Schwartz of Smethport. Leslie Kelley and Suzan Richar of Galeton also attended and will begin their art display at the hospital’s Irwin Medical Arts Center next week. The Community Art Showcase features a variety of work from local artists and began in February.

Four Rigs Shot At On I-86 Thursday Night

WESB News: 10/10/08 - Tractor Trailers Shot at on I-86

Chatuauqua County Sheriff Deputies closed I-86 for a couple of hours this morning after four tractor-trailer drivers reported that their rigs were shot at late Thursday night.

The drivers separately told police that their vehicles had been shot at while eastbound on I-86 in the town of Ellery in Chautauqua County. Three of the trucks showed damage from a fired projectile and two had windshield damage.

Deputies closed I-86 from 11:15 p.m. Thursday until 1:15 a.m. this morning and searched the area, but did not find anything.

Attempted Armed Robbery In Allegany

WESB News: 10/10/08 - Man Tries to Rob Dominos in Allegany

A man tried to rob Dominos Pizza in Allegany Thursday night at 10:30pm. Cattaraugus County Sheriff Deputies say a skinny male wearing blue jeans, a white t shirt and black ski mask displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and asked the clerk for money.

The pizza clerk refused and the robber fled in a light or white colored two door sedan down Route 417 in Allegany. The man is described as 5'8 to 5'10 and 130 to 150 pounds.

Gaines Man Jailed For Violating Probation

Tioga County man's probation revoked

Sun Gazette

WELLSBORO - Probation for Arthur J. Glover, 47, of Box 7, Gaines, which was granted Dec. 21, was revoked in Tioga County Court this week for reportedly violating his parole. He was resentenced to 11 1/2 months to 23 months in the Tioga County Prison.

According to court documents, he also was fined $150 plus $500 restitution, for a total of $1,837 in fines and court costs.

He was charged by state police for taking a homemade forklift from Thomas A. Glover, of Elmira, N.Y. and selling it for $200 between Feb. 8, and May 8 of last year.

Galeton Man Sentenced For DUI

Sun Gazette
WELLSBORO - A Galeton man was sentenced to five years intermediate punishment for a DUI conviction in Tioga County Court this week.

Hervey F. Howell, 51, of 36 W. Main St., Galeton, for his second conviction in 10 years. He also must pay $5,868 in fines and fees, lost his driver's license for 18 months and is subject to the Pennsylvania Ignition Interlock Law for 12 months.

Howell is to spend the first 90 days at Tioga County Prison, with the last 30 days of that period on house arrest/electronic monitoring.

He will spend the remainder of his sentence on probation..

He was charged by Westfield police following a Feb. 2 traffic stop on Route 49.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Senior Expo--Roulette Fire Hall--Friday, Oct. 10

Causer Invites Area Seniors to Senior Expo Friday, Oct. 10

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is inviting area seniors and their families to his Sixth Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Oct. 10, at the Roulette Fire Hall in Roulette.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

“Every year, more and more people attend my senior expos,” Causer said. “Clearly, area seniors find them helpful, informative and fun, so much so that they are spreading the word to their friends and family members.
“I look forward to seeing some new faces as well as some familiar ones this year,” he added.
State, county and local vendors will be on hand to distribute information and answer seniors’ questions.

Information about health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing and personal safety will be available. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded.

Republishing A Previous Report On Emergency Cell Phone Coverage In Potter County

Monday, July 30, 2007

New Wireless 911 System Won't Expand Coverage

By James Jones

On June 29, 2007, Bryan G. Robinson, a correspondent for the Williamsport Sun-Gazette reported that Tioga County’s 911 system is getting a complete overhaul. As part of that, Tioga County Board of Commissioners approved a $3.1 million contract with Motorola for a digital microwave system for the county Department of Emergency Services.

Dave Cohick, county director of emergency services, said the new digital system will replace an outdated analog radio system. “The system we have in now was put in in 1979 and it can’t handle what we’re going to do,” he said.

One of the requirements the state has set for counties’ emergency services is that they are able to locate a wireless caller within 200 feet, he said. This new system will allow the center to do that for both Tioga and Potter counties. Tioga County Emergency Communications Center also dispatches for Potter County. “It will create better communication between the two counties,” he said.

Tioga County Commissioner Erick Coolidge also credited Potter County officials, especially the commissioners and John Hetrick, Cohick’s counterpart there, director of emergency services for Potter County. “I can’t stress enough how important it was that both Potter and Tioga County worked together on this,” said Coolidge.

On June 21, the Potter County Board of Commissioners also approved another contract with Motorola for digital microwave for 4.2 million dollars.

On June 22, radio station WFRM posted the following news on their web site:

During their meeting yesterday, the Potter County Commissioners approved a $4.2 million agreement between the County and Motorola to provide the equipment, system, and optimization services for a new Microwave System Infrastructure for the 911 Wireless program.

The program is fully funded through the state 911 Wireless Program.

Chairman Ken Wingo told WFRM that members of the statewide committee from Philadelphia and Delaware Counties pushed hard for Potter County to get the funding because they realize many of their residents vacation here and they want them to be able to access 911 anywhere.

In an interview today with Potter County Emergency Services Director John Hetrick to find out what this new $7,300,000.00 radio system would bring to Potter and Tioga Counties, I was impressed that it would allow the 911 center to locate a wireless caller or a wireless lap top computer within 200 feet, bringing the very latest technology to their fingertips.

"But.....John stressed.....only if you have access to a wireless phone tower operated by one of the commercial wireless phone companies like Verizon, Nextel, Att, and others." "The new system will not expand coverage beyond that offered by the commercial carriers." He said one of the wireless companies had surveyed Potter County for complete coverage and reported that it would take 41 towers to give seamless coverage to the entire county. Thats one tower for every 400 residents of Potter County. And that's not likely to be a profitable investment.

So, sorry to dissapoint our friends from Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, but when you are in the backwoods of Potter and Tioga Counties, and get lost, you better bone up on your Boy Scout skills to find your way out, because wireless coverage countywide probably isn't going to happen in this lifetime.

Residents should continue to push the wireless phone companies to add additional towers at least in the major populated areas and across major highways in the two counties.

Wireless 911 will work great, but only where it works!

Bonnie Sue Reports Cell Phone Nightmare In Oswayo

Hi Jim,
Bonnie Sue Gibble reporting on what took place 10/08/08 in Oswayo,PA.

My son and I were on the mountain in back of the Davis residence. I heard someone honking their horn franticly. When I went down toward the road I could see the mobile home burning.

I got in my truck and raced down the road dialing 911 on my cell phone repeatedly with no response. Whomever was in the truck must have found service somewhere as the towns home phones were all out of service. A neighbor with a scanner came to the fire and said the Shinglehouse Fire Company was on the way.

The home was burning to bad to get near it but we did manage to rescue a dog tied to a box in back of the it.

My problem is I was under the impression those tall ugly poles put up all over the county were to connect all areas to be able to call 911 from cell phones even when no service was available.

This was a totally wrong concept.

I called Emergency Management in Coudersport,PA. and was told the poles are for Pendot and the State Police only.

I was told that Verizon or Nextel have to Install the towers for cell service in the area. I called Verizon and filed a formal complaint explaining the emergency situation with land lines in town being out of service and having no cell service.

The Fire Chief was trying to find someone to call the O.V. High School to locate one of the young men that lived at the residence.I drove to the top of Pineo Hill Rd. to get cell service and called 911 to have them call the school and return the call to the fire dept.

WHAT A NIGHTMARE! I am a control kind of person and this made me feel absolutely awful. Something needs to be done to keep this from happening again in this area.

Thank God nobody had a medical or some other emergency.

B.S. Gibble-3893 11 Mile Rd.-

Items Stolen From Gas Well

James Maxon, 37, of Shinglehouse reported theft of items from a gas well he owns on Wildcat Road.

Thieves Break Into Sheds In Pleasant Valley Twp.

Owners of two camps in Pleasant Valley Township report intrusions into storage sheds with some minor thefts resulting. Anyone seeing suspicious persons around camps should report it to State Police at 814-274-8690.

Camp Entered in Roulette

Burglars broke the front door glass in a camp owned by David E. Lesh, of Industry.

The breakin too place between Jan. 31, and October 1 at a location on River Street in Roulette Township. The owner could find nothing missing but items had been moved around inside the camp.

Heating Oil Stolen From Hector Twp. Camp

State Police reported someone stole 100 galons of heating oil from a camp on Northrup Road in Hector Township between September 14 and October 2. The camp is owned by Earl Conklin, Jr., 71, of Tuckerton, NJ.

UPB To Host Prospective Students On Columbus Day


BRADFORD, Pa. – Because more prospective students than ever are visiting the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, the Pitt-Bradford office of admissions has added a Columbus Day information session.

An information session for prospective students will also be offered Saturday, Oct. 18.

The Columbus Day session begins at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, and will give prospective students the chance to meet with an admissions counselor, tour campus and eat in the KOA Dining Room.

“Because of the number of people interested in visiting us, we’ve had to add more events,” said Alex Nazemetz, director of admissions. “We know that with the price of gas, we need to make it worth people’s while when they do come visit, and that’s why we plan these events.”

Columbus Day is also a good time because so many people have the day off from school or work.

Pitt-Bradford students will not have classes on Columbus Day, but university offices will be open.

The information session on Saturday, Oct. 18, begins at 1 p.m. Other information sessions scheduled for 2008 will take place Friday, Nov. 7; Saturday, Nov. 15; Friday, Dec. 5; and Saturday, Dec. 6.

In addition, more detailed open houses will be held Oct. 25 and Nov. 8.

For more information or to make reservations, call the admissions office at 1-800-872-1787 or send an e-mail to

Arnold Foods Issues Allergy Alert

Arnold Foods Company, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Nuts in Brownberry Whole Grains Bread 100 Percent Whole Wheat (October 8)
Thu, 09 Oct 2008 08:14:00 -0500

The product being recalled has a green twist tie with a code date of "Oct 11" printed on the bread bag. No other Arnold brand or Brownberry brand products are affected.

Phyllis J. Martin, 78, Coudersport, PA

Phyllis J. Martin “beloved wife”

Coudersport, PA---Phyllis J. Martin, 78, of North Main Street, Coudersport, PA, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA, after a long illness.

Born November 20, 1929in Sylvania Township, Potter County, PA, she was a daughter of Olen W. and Mazie A. Smith Rees. On February 21, 1949 in Elkton, MD, she married Walter A. Lattin, Jr., who died on September 4, 1959. On October 8, 1960 in Coudersport, PA, she married Robert C. Martin, who survives.

She was a graduate of Austin High School, class of 1947. A resident of Coudersport since 1949, Mrs. Martin was employed at various jobs, the last being at Emporium Specialties in Austin, PA.

She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and animals, especially her dog Cybil. She loved her husband, family, and her home.

Surviving besides her husband are numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and first husband, Mrs. Martin was predeceased by a son, Larry E. Lattin who died on January 23, 1974; two brothers, Wayne Rees and Robert Rees; and two sisters, Evelyn Rees and Beryl Ceroli.

At Phyllis’ request there will be no public visitation. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

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Oswayo Mobile Home Destroyed In Fire

WESB News: 10/09/08 - Fire Destroys Home in Oswayo

A fire destroyed a mobile home in Oswayo Wednesday afternoon.

Cattaraugus County District Fire Coordinator Gary Wuethrich says the home was fully engulfed when Shinglehouse volunteer firefighters arrived. The fire knocked out telephone service to Oswayo and Genesee. Wuethrich says the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshall has been called into investigate the blaze

. The home was owned by the Davis family.

New Law In PA Would Require Contractors To Register

Law passes requiring contractors to register

Bucks County Courier Times

A bill designed to protect consumers by requiring home improvement contractors to register with the state is heading to Gov. Ed Rendell's desk.

The state House followed the Senate's lead Wednesday afternoon and passed the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act on the last voting day before a monthlong recess.

State Sen. Tommy Tomlinson, R-6, who introduced the measure, said he was thrilled to see it sent to the governor before the end of the session.

“The sooner this law is enacted, the sooner we can start putting in place tougher guidelines and provide more information for consumers who are making home repairs,” Tomlinson said in a statement.

The law, which would go into effect 180 days after it is signed, would require contractors who earn more than $5,000 per year from contracting jobs to pay a $50 fee and provide their name, address, home phone number, Social Security number and proof of at least $50,000 in liability insurance before they can legally work in Pennsylvania. It also regulates what must be in a home improvement contract. More...

Tioga County DUI's Charged

Sun Gazette

WELLSBORO - Two men face charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to documents filed with District Judge Phillip Sweet's office. Both were issued a summons to appear. They are:

- Ronald E. Simons, 51, of 67 Chestnut St., Gaines, charged after a traffic stop by township police on Oct. 2 on Route 6, Gaines Township.

- Keith W. Cherwinski, 24, of 2208 Charleston Road, charged by state police after crashing his car on Aug. 23 on Route 287, Middlebury Center.

Area Obituaries

COUDERSPORT — Phyllis J. Martin, 78, of North Main Street died Wednesday (Oct. 8, 2008) in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse.

Open Meeting With Wind Turbine Promoters

Wind Developers To Meet With Commissioners

Potter County Today





Representatives of the two companies interested in building industrial wind turbines to generate electricity in Potter County have been invited to Thursday morning’s meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners.

That meeting will be held at 11 am in the Gunzburger County Office Building. Visitors should use the Main Street entrance. The meeting will be held in the first office on the left.

Developer Mike Mulcahey of Port Allegany and project manager Bob White of AES Corporation have been invited to address the commissioners and answer questions on their wind turbine projects proposed for several locations in Potter County.

This morning’s meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

911 Service To 228 Exchange Has Been Restored

A check with Tioga County 911 finds that all 911 service has been restored to the Oswayo-Genesee Area in Potter County.

911 service was knocked out this afternoon when fire from a mobile home in Oswayo burned telephone lines carrying 911 to the 228 exchange. Potter County 911 Coordinator John Hetrick, had issued an announcement this afternoon listing an alternate telephone number to report an emergency in that area.

Frontier Telephone crews were able to restore the 911 service.

No Injuries In Allegany Township Crash

No one was injured, but a driver was charged with running a stop sign in a 2 car crash on Route 244 and Haskell Road in Allegany Township.

David B. Lydic, 58, of Coudersport ran a stop sign and collided with a vehicle driven by Robert D. Bolton, 50, of Wyoming. Bolton's vehicle traveled off the road and overturned.

Passengers in Bolton's car were Paul N. Kerswill, 42, of Shinglehouse, and Mark K. Hollywood, 54, of Ulster.

Roulette Woman Misses Deer But Hits Tree

Sheila Greene, 43, of Roulette was uninjured when she swerved a 1996 Subaru Outback to avoid hitting a deer on the West Branch of Fishing Creek Road in Roulette Township.

State Police said Greene over-corrected and left the road hitting a tree.

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Horton Has Waived His Preliminary Hearing

WESB News: 10/08/08 - Horton Waives Preliminary Hearing

One of the men accused of intentionally spilling thousands of gallons of crude oil onto the Allegheny National Forest has waived his preliminary hearing.

Andrew Horton is charged with causing or risking a catastrophe for allegedly taking his son, Christopher, to a lease on the forest owned by Kittanning-based oil and gas producer Snyder Brothers.

Christopher Horton is accused of actually opening valves on the tanks and letting about 45,000 gallons of oil spill onto the forest. Andrew Horton is in jail on $500,000 bail. His son's preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 5. He's in jail on $550,000 bail.

Bradford Online Publisher Dies At 48

WESB News: 10/08/08 - Joe ''Spider'' Warner Passes Away

The man known to most Bradfordians as "Spider" has passed away.

Joe Warner died in his sleep last night of natural causes, according to McKean County Coroner Mike Cahill. Warner was 48.

He was the publisher of Bradford's first Web site " Bradford Online".

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue.

For the complete obituary, go to the 1490 NewsBlog

Police Identify Motorcyclist Injured Last Weekend

The motorcyclist, who was injured when his cycle crashed on Fishing Creek last weekend, has been identified by State Police as Russell B. Quillen, 56, of Christiana, PA.

Police said he received moderate injuries when he lost control of his 2006 Suzuki when it went off the berm on the East Branch of Fishing Creek Road in Roulette Township.

Quillen was attended to by members of the Roulette Chemical Engine No. 1 Fire Company, and the Roulette Ambulance Association, before being transported to Charles Cole Hospital in Coudersport.

No charges were filed by police. Quillen was riding with a group of about 40 motorcycles riding to benefit 2 area accident victims.

911 Is Out Of Service In 228 Phone Exchange

BREAKING NEWS:3:59 pm-10-8-08

To: News Media

From: John P. Hetrick

911 Coordinator

Date: October 8, 2008

Re: 911 Calls

Due to a recent fire in Oswayo area of Potter County the following telephone exchange of 228 of Frontier Phone Company cannot dial 911.

If you should have an emergency you will need to call your local fire department, at 228-3319.

Repair crews from Frontier are working on the problem.

Two Potter County Farms Get State Loans Approved

Two Potter County farmers were among 62 who will receive funding of 59 million dollars through an agriculture, tourism, and industry initiative announced through Governor Ed Rendell's office.

Melanie Bachman, doing business as God's Country Creamery will build a 600 square foot building and acquire new machinery and equipment. Melanie received a $50,000. loan.

Riss-Dale Farm will receive a $200,000. loan to purchase equipment and livestock.

In McKean County, Melvin Bizzaro will get a $53,000. tourism loan to renovate Togi's Family Restaurant in Bradford, PA.

In Tioga County, a $110,000. loan was approved for Pag-Omar Farms Market to construct an on-site farm market.

"We're giving two of Pennsylvania's largest industries -- agriculture and tourism -- the tools they need to succeed and grow," said Governor Edward G. Rendell today after the projects were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. "These new investments are building upon our commitment to support projects in these areas of the economy, which often generate growth in Pennsylvania's rural communities." More.....

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Mobile Home Fire Reported In Oswayo

Photo by Bonnie Sue Gibble (c) 2008
BREAKING NEWS:12:40 pm-10-8-08
Fire crews from Shinglehouse and Coudersport have been dispatched to a reported mobile home fire in Oswayo, between Oswayo and the Fish Hatchery.