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Saturday, October 25, 2008

UPB Sponsoring A Discussion Of Economy, Election


BRADFORD, Pa. -- The History Club at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is sponsoring a panel discussion on Monday, Oct. 27, where seven professors will answer questions about the economy, the upcoming presidential election and world affairs.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 8 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

Members of the panel will be Dr. Marvin Thomas, professor of history; Dr. Richard Frederick, professor of history; Dr. Stephen Robar, associate professor of political science; Dr. Sam Fohr, professor of philosophy; Dr. Shailendra Gajanan, associate professor of economics; Dr. Gautam Mukerjee, associate professor of economics; and Dr. Tony Gaskew, assistant professor of criminal justice.

Moderator Scott Sipko, a history/political science major from Bradford, will moderate the panel discussion, asking the professors questions that were gathered by members of the History Club. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

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Pitt-Bradford Student Nurse Organization To Hold Annual Food Drive

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Student Nurse Organization is collecting non-perishable food to distribute to less fortunate families in McKean County.

The SNO is collecting non-perishable food through Nov. 17 at several sites on campus: the Frame-Westerberg Commons, Swarts Hall, Fisher Hall, Campus Police, Hanley Library and the Sport and Fitness Center.

In addition, those attending Panther sporting events in the Sport and Fitness Center can get $1 off their ticket price by bringing a non-perishable food item to the event.

Co-presidents Katie Roth, a nursing major from Bethlehem, and Sara Shaw-Ford, a nursing major from Williamsport, said the group wanted to collect food to help supply local food banks and organizations because it is likely more people will need assistance because of the current economic crisis.

The organization will deliver food donations to food banks within the community before Thanksgiving.

“This is not meant to be a Thanksgiving meal, but rather a supplement to offset increased family needs during the holiday season,” said Mary Boser, SNO advisor and assistant professor of nursing. “This annual event has been very successful in the past due to the generosity of students, faculty, staff and our local community.”

Manslaughter Charge Filed In Emporium Death

WESB News: 10/25/08 - Man Charged for Emporium Teen's Death

An Emporium man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and homicide by vehicle in connection with an accident last month that killed an Emporium teenager.

25-year-old Nichols Caton turned himself in to District Judge Alvin Brown. He's free on $25,000 bail.

Police say Caton passed a car on Route 120, didn't return to the proper lane and hit an SUV driven by 17-year-old Christopher Purcell, who died.

Kane Man Jailed After Gun Threat

WESB News: 10/25/08 - Kane Man Jail for Alleged Assault

A Kane man is accused of threatening two other men with a gun on Friday.

62-year-old Rodger Streit of Niver Road is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with extreme indifference to human life and related charges. Court records indicate that Paul and James Glies went to Streit's home to talk about an incident earlier in the day when Streit told them leave property they were hunting on

. Streit allegedly pointed a gun at Paul Glies and pulled the trigger. The gun made a clicking sound. Streit then pointed the gun at Glies's head and pulled the trigger again. He then pointed the gun at James Glies and pulled the trigger again. He then allegedly hit James Glies in the head with the butt of the gun.

Paul Glies eventually wrestled the gun away from Streit. Streit was sent to McKean County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

From The Editor Of Solomon's words

It's getting pretty close to two years that I have faithfully aggregated the news from the North Central Pennsylvania area, every day, 7 days a week, saving you many hours of valuable time searching the internet for news of interest to this area.

About a year ago, I contacted most of the funeral homes in the area, by mail and telephone, and offered them a free service to publish their obituaries in Solomon's words. Several funeral directors have faithfully sent their obituaries, and we have published them, sometimes within minutes, and sometimes within hours of receiving them. We send them an acknowledgment as soon as we publish so they know we received them and have posted them.

I have felt that it is an important feature for our readers, as I feel everyone wants to know when a friend or family has died and when the arrangements are. Many readers have written, saying they would never have known in time to go to a funeral or send flowers, if they had not seen it in Solomon's words. Especially if they live out of town.

Having a complete obituary published on Solomon's words online results in a permanent record on search engines throughout the world, that people can search by name. In order to get complete obituaries for this area, readers would have to buy at least five daily newspapers, and an unknown number of weekly newspapers.

Benj Olney at Olney Funeral Home in Ulysses, Kevin Dusenbury at Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse, and Bob Hartle of Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home in Port Allegany, faithfully email complete obituaries to Solomon's words for the convenience of their patrons. Some other funeral homes send them when they happen to think of it, sometimes before the funeral, sometimes after.

My question is where would you like to read complete obituaries from the area? If you'd like to read them in Solomon's words, please indicate in the poll on the right side of the page, and ask the funeral directors that are not presently participating to send us their obituaries. We will be more than happy to publish them, with a picture if desired, free of charge. Our email address is

James Jones
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Area Obituaries

COUDERSPORT — Arnold E. Lantzy, 69, of Austin, died Friday (Oct. 24, 2008) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

PORT ALLEGANY — Martin S. Sawyer, 86, of 313 Harrison St., died Wednesday (Oct. 22, 2008) in Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.

Anti-Gun Violence Program Launched In Harrisburg

Attorney General Corbett, Mayor Reed launch anti-gun violence educational program in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG - A new gun violence educational program, created by the Office of Attorney General, was launched today in Harrisburg with Attorney General Tom Corbett and Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed.

Corbett said the program known as "Think Again: Gun Violence and Straw Purchasing," will educate the community on the dangers of gun violence and the effects of straw purchasing.

Corbett explained that a straw purchase occurs when someone purchases a gun for an individual, who is not legally allowed to possess a firearm.

"When you purchase a gun for a criminal and that gun is used to kill someone, it is as if you pulled the trigger yourself," Corbett said. "Our message today is simple. If you are asked to buy a gun for someone, think again."

The program includes a DVD, which shows the harsh realities and consequences of gun violence through candid interview's with a victim's mother, trauma surgeon and law enforcement.

Earlier this summer Corbett, along with Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham, officially launched the Think Again program in Philadelphia.

"Gun violence is not exclusively a Philadelphia problem," Corbett said. "Harrisburg has seen firsthand the effects gun violence can have on our communities. This is a problem that we see in cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania."

Corbett explained that the "Think Again" program is being rolled out in communities across Pennsylvania to promote a sense of awareness about the consequences and tragedies related to gun violence and straw purchasing.

Presentations are available, free of charge, by contacting the Attorney General's Education and Outreach Unit at 1-800-525-7642 or by emailing

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Police Reports From WFRM NEWS

By Gerri Miller

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Tier for 29 years.

A Smethport man is scheduled for a preliminary hearing November 3 on charges stemming from a high speed chase on an ATV early last Saturday morning. Adam Bachman, 24, was finally apprehended by a Port Allegany Borough patrol officer who had observed Bachman and a companion operating their ATV’s at a high rate of speed and swerving back and forth throughout the area of West Mill Street. When Bachman was finally stopped, police say they determined he had been drinking alcohol . Bachman was committed to the McKean County Jail for violating conditions of his probation.

The state liquor control board reports six out of eight Potter County bars visited Thursday in an age compliance check refused to serve alcohol to minors. Under age buyers, supervised by state police officers, were carded by employees at Potato City, The Sweden Valley Inn, Beef and Ale House, Galeotti’s, the Old Tannery Inn and Pine Creek Inn. Authorities did not release the names of the bars who served the minors but said the information will be released when administrative citations are filed.

A Bradford County woman is accused of stealing more than thirty five thousand dollars from the Canton bank where she used to work. State Police say Robin Miller, 39, of Canton faked close to one hundred transactions at the First Citizens National Bank back in May. She was a head teller. The transactions totaled about $35,000 and state police say she kept the money for herself. Miller was arraigned on Tuesday in Troy on multiple felony charges, and released on seventy five thousand-dollars bail.

WFRM Calendar Of Events

October 24

There will be a fish fry to benefit Relay for Life at the Roulette fire hall from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost is $8.00. Dinner includes baked/battered fish, baked potato/French fires, coleslaw/applesauce and roll. Take-outs available by calling 544-7762.

October 25

Genesee United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Harvest Dinner, at the social hall. Serving will begin at 4:30. Free will offering will be accepted.

October 26

The Northern Tier Mission Team will have an All You Can Eat Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner from noon . to 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on North Main Street in Coudersport. A free will donation for dinner will be used to fund the 2009 mission trip to Nicaragua.

Fish Fry Tonite At Roulette Fire Hall

The Roulette Firecrackers will be holding a Fish Fry on Friday Night at the Roulette Fire Hall from 5 to 7. The cost is $8.00 and will benefit the Relay for Life.

Menu is Baked or Beer Battered Fish, Baked Potato or French Fries, Applesause or Coleslaw, and a roll.

Eat in or Take out Available.

Teen Challenge At Alliance Church This Sunday Evening

Teen Challenge will hold a ministry event at the Coudersport Alliance Church this Sunday evening, October 26th, starting at 6:30pm.

The event is open to all ages, as the organization offers hope and healing for life-controlling problems.

For more information, you may call the church office at 274-8661.

Pitt-Bradford Alumni Assn. To Be Awarded Gold Banner By Pitt Alumni Assn.

BRADFORD, Pa. – For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Alumni Association has earned a Gold Banner Award from the University of Pittsburgh’s Alumni Association.

“A Banner Award at the Gold Level comes with a $500 scholarship, so we are most proud to be able to provide a student with financial assistance in this meaningful way,” said Lindsay Hilton Retchless ’98, director of alumni relations.

Retchless and members of the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association board of directors will receive the award during Pitt’s homecoming weekend Friday, Oct. 24.

The Pitt Alumni Association gives the Gold Banner to constituent alumni groups in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in serving as the link between alumni and the university.

The Association’s Gold Banner Status is the highest level of award and is reserved for those groups demonstrating exceptional performance in alumni communications, student involvement and other partnerships.

PBAA board member Ward Garner ’89 said, “The Gold Banner Award is a great opportunity for the PBAA to show off its dedication and commitment to the alumni. The award is proof that PBAA is pursuing best practices in serving the needs of alumni.”

The PBAA serves alumni through Alumni and Family Weekend, and giving awards for a distinguished alumnus, volunteer and member of the faculty.

The PBAA also helps connect current students with alumni in their field during the Career Networking Luncheon held during Alumni and Family Weekend and the Backpack to Briefcase program held each January and welcomes graduates to its ranks through Graduation Central, a one-stop commencement planning fair, and the graduate dinner for graduates and their families.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 814-362-5091 or e-mail

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins November 15th

Each year Medicare plans adjust what they cost and what they cover. Now is the time for people with Medicare to review the changes being made by their current plan and compare it to others to make sure it still meets their needs. Those who don’t have prescription drug coverage can also enroll in a drug plan during open enrollment.

Some beneficiaries may see significant premium increases or changes – such as reduced coverage in the “coverage gap” – if they stay in the same prescription drug plan in 2009. Medicare encourages individual beneficiaries to review how their plans are changing and what other options are available.

There are four ways to review and compare plans:

  1. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227, TTY 1-877-486-2048). 24 hour help is available from trained Medicare representatives.
  2. Visit Compare costs, coverage and more. Get an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs for the year.
  3. See the listing of plans in your Medicare & You handbook and information sent to you by your plan.
  4. Talk with your local Medicare experts at the Potter County Area Agency on Aging’s Apprise Program.

People with Medicare should also be aware of Medicare fraud and identity theft. To help protect Medicare beneficiaries when speaking with plans and others about their Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare urges them to protect their Medicare number as they would their credit card information. People with Medicare should not give their information to anyone who comes to their home (or calls them) uninvited selling Medicare-related products. If you or someone you love is not sure if a provider is approved by Medicare, simply call 1-800-MEDICARE.

Important Medicare Enrollment Dates:

Nov. 15th – Open Enrollment Begins

Enroll as soon as possible, the sooner the better to avoid any inconvenience at the pharmacy counter in January.

Dec. 31st – Open Enrollment Ends

Jan. 1, 2009 – Coverage Begins

In an effort to assist Potter County’s Medicare beneficiaries, Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging’s Apprise Counselors will be available on the following dates to answer questions, compare Medicare Plans and enroll beneficiaries:

Wed., Oct. 29th Coudersport Senior Center, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

(flu shots available)

Freeman House, Coudersport, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 3rd – Harrison Valley Community Bldg, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(Aging Town Meeting & flu shots will be available)

Thurs., Nov. 6th - Genesee Methodist Church, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(flu shots will also be available)

Mon., Nov. 17th – Austin United Methodist Church, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

(Aging Town Meeting & flu shots will also be available)

Wed., Nov. 19th – Virtual Incubator, Colesburg – APPRISE OPEN ENROLLMENT EVENT, 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. Potter County Apprise Counselors and a representative from the PA Apprise Program will be available to answer questions and assist with enrollment in Medicare plans.

Fri., Nov. 21st – Potter County Human Services, Roulette, OPEN ENROLLMENT EVENT, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 24th – Oswayo Valley Senior Center, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

(flu shots available)

Nov. 24th - Oswayo Apartments 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.(change of date)

December dates and locations to be announced.

Medicare beneficiaries are asked to bring the following information with them when they meet with the Apprise Counselors: Medicare card, Medical Assistance (ACCESS) card, PACE or PACENET card, all Insurance cards and a list of all medications taken, including dosage.

Medicare beneficiaries can call Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging to speak with an Apprise Counselor. For more information call Apprise Counselors Darcy Shutt, BSW, and Susie Mainus at 814-544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560

Solid Waste Authority Offers Recycling

A recycling center is in operation at the Potter County Solid Waste Authority Transfer Station, between Gold and Ulysses on Pa. Rt. 49. Operation hours are Mondays through Fridays, 8 am to 3:30 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to noon. Mission of the program is to remove as many recyclables as possible from the solid waste that is otherwise trucked to an out-of-county landfill and disposed of at a per-ton fee. The Solid Waste Authority also supports municipal and community groups’ recycling activities, including the Coudersport Area Lions Club program.

Officials point out that items brought to the center must be properly prepared — clean, with caps, covers and metal rings removed. Plastics with No. 1 or No. 2 seals are recyclable (with seams only). Clear glass and brown glass are accepted and must be rinsed. Aluminum cans (rinses) are also accepted, but no steel cans are collected. Newspapers that are not yellowed or wet are recyclable, as are dry catalogs and magazines. Cardboard is also accepted, except for products from China, Taiwan or Korea.

Trash is also processed at the transfer station, with a fee assessed on a per-pound basis. Personnel are on hand to assist in the unloading and weighing Mondays through Fridays, 8 am to 3 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to noon. Additional information is available at (814) 848-9610. Members of the Potter County Solid Waste Authority, all of whom serve as volunteers, are Jan Tarabori, Gary Morley, Jim Lane, George McGuire and Dave Miller.

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National City Bank To Be Bought By PNC

WESB News: 10/24/08 - PNC Buying National City

PNC Financial services is buying National City Corporation for $5.6 billion.

PNC says the transaction values National City at $2.23 per share -- a value about 19 percent below the Thursday closing price of $2.75.

National City posted a $729 million quarterly loss earlier this week.

Area Obituaries

EMPORIUM — Ruth J. Ramsey, 76, of 135 Bo Mar Drive, Emporium, died Wednesday (Oct. 22, 2008) at St. Vincent Health Center, Erie. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Barnett Funeral Home Inc.

Police Academy Graduates 23rd Class At Mansfield University

Graduation ceremonies for the 23rd Mansfield University Municipal Police Officers’ Training Academy were held on Oct. 6. The Act 120 Academy Training Program is a required 750-hour course to obtain certification to be a municipal police officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The following cadets were members of the graduating class and are now eligible to be certified as municipal police officers in Pennsylvania: Caleb Baney (Dornsife), Melanie Cleveland (Troy), Matthew Coxford (Keeneyville), William Davis III (Muncy), Terry Fuqua (Coudersport), Philip Schlegel (Ashland), Calvin Vanderpool Jr. (Athens), Steven Vanderpool (Rome), Clayton Waltman (Athens) and Cody Welch (Troy).

Class Captain Terry Fuqua spoke on behalf of the graduates.

Home Heating Assistance Program to Begin Accepting Applications, Says Causer

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is reminding residents who are struggling to pay home-heating costs this winter that applications for Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will be available starting Nov. 3.

LIHEAP, which is funded primarily by the federal government and administered by the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW), helps low-income households pay their heating bills and provides assistance to individuals in danger of losing heat due to emergency situations.
Income eligibility for the 2008-09 LIHEAP season was expanded to 210 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guideline. As a result, nearly 80,000 more Pennsylvanians will be eligible to receive help paying their heating bills this winter through the cash grant portion of the LIHEAP program.
This year, a family of four with an annual income of up to $44,443 can qualify for LIHEAP. The guidelines are updated annually and published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
People do not need to have unpaid bills in order to receive energy assistance, and they can receive this assistance without being on welfare.
If a person is eligible for LIHEAP, a payment will be sent directly to the utility or fuel dealer, and the payment credited to the person’s bill.
Additionally, crisis grants are available through LIHEAP in the event of a dire emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing their heat. Examples include broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced, lack of fuel, termination of utility service or danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated.
To apply for LIHEAP, call or visit the local county assistance office to set up an appointment. Residents should be sure to apply in their home counties and are reminded they need the following to obtain assistance:
  • Names of people in the household.
  • Dates of birth for people in household.
  • Social Security numbers for all household members.
  • Proof of income for members of household.
  • A copy of a recent heating bill.
For more information, contact the appropriate county assistance office:
  • Cameron County -- 814-486-3757.
  • McKean County -- 814-362-4671.
  • Potter County -- 814-274-4900.
Assistance is also available by calling the toll-free LIHEAP hotline at 1-866-857-7095 (individuals with hearing impairments may call the TDD number at 1-800-451-5886). Internet users can access additional information at Causer’s Web site at
Rep. Martin T. Causer
67th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(814) 362-4400
(717) 787-5075

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Residents Should Conserve The Natural Beauty For Generations To Come

DCNR Secretary: PA Wilds key to region’s success

Lock Haven Express

LOCK HAVEN - Northcentral Pennsylvania, with its unique landscape, has "enormous potential" for tourism.

But that potential also brings a large amount of responsibility for residents and leaders to conserve the natural beauty and wildlife for generations to come.

That was part of the message from Michael DiBerardinis, secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, as the keynote speaker at the Clinton County Economic Partnership's Annual Dinner on Wednesday night.

Nearly 200 people representing business, industry, nonprofits, community organizations, education and government attended the annual event.

DiBerardinis, who was appointed by Gov. Ed Rendell to serve as the second secretary of the agency that oversees the state's parks and forests, said when he first visited this region he was in awe of its beauty.

"We think the towns like Ridgway, Smethport and Lock Haven and Coudersport are very special," he said. "We think people who travel ere not only deserve our attention, but citizens and residents and businesses and organization and institutions there deserve our attention.

"We think we can bring people from all over the east to this wonderful place."

The PA Wilds includes, Clinton, Lycoming, Clearfield, Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga and Warren counties.

"It jumped out on me that this area isn't a set of counties, it isn't a set of 26 or 27 state parks or seven forest districts or a bunch of cute and attractive small towns, it's the unique landscape," he said. "There's probably nothing like it, at least on the East Coast, and it has enormous potential."

"I believe the Pennsylvania Wilds is the most complex, most unique, most promising, well-resourced program for economic development and nature tourism in the country today," he said. "There's nothing like the Pennsylvania Wilds for its breadth, its depth, its beauty, its wild and authentic character and its place in the state government anywhere in America today." More...

Wounded Warriors To Hunt Potter County Preserve

High-tech hunt organized for wounded vets

LITTLE GENESEE - Five disabled soldiers will revisit their passion of hunting this weekend thanks to the goodwill of several local volunteers.

The Wounded Warriors Program, which serves to assist veterans wounded in combat, has teamed up with members of the Faith Bible Church in Little Genesee to provide a high-tech hunt at a preserve in Oswayo, Pa. More...

408 Have Not Applied For School Tax Rebates In Potter County

WESB News: 10/23/08 - Some Have Not Applied for Rebates
Governor Ed Rendell today announced that an estimated 113,000 senior homeowners statewide have had school property taxes completely eliminated as a result of Pennsylvania’s historic property tax relief law.

In McKean County, an estimated 969 people have had their property taxes eliminated. $1.2 million in rebates have been distributed.

Nearly 500 eligible people in McKean County have not applied for rebates.

In Elk County, 664 eligible people have not applied.

In Potter County, 408 people have not applied.

In contrast, everyone in Cameron and Warren counties who was eligible for a rebate applied and received about $1.1 million.



BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Office of
Admissions will hold an open house for high school seniors Saturday, Oct. 25.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the lobby of Hanley Library, followed by a continental breakfast and time to meet faculty and staff members at Blaisdell Hall.

Dr. James Evans, vice president and dean of students, will welcome students, and Jeff Guterman, associate professor of communications and chairman of the division of communications and the arts, will provide an overview of the academic program.

Parents and prospective students will be split up for the information sessions on academics and student life.

“This gives students and parents a chance to ask the questions that are most important to them,” said Vicky Pingie, associate director of admissions. A student panel organized by Student Government Association president Jessica Visseau and Student Activities Council president Lyndon Orinion will answer questions about student life.

In addition to Visseau, a social studies education major from Shinglehouse, and Orinion, an engineering major from Washington, D.C., students on the panel include Nuwangi Dias, a biology major from Kanata, Ontario; Jasmine Iddings, an English major from Locust Gap; Christopher Hooks, a health and physical education major from Elmira, N.Y.; John Olearnick, a history-political science major from Mount Carmel; and Sherard Thorne, a human relations and sociology major from Washington, D.C.

Students and parents will have a chance to eat brunch on campus, take a tour and learn more about the admissions and financial aid processes from director of admissions Alex Nazemetz.

“This is a great chance for people not only to come see the campus, but also meet the faculty and students,” Pingie said.

Registration is appreciated, but not required. For more information or to register, call 1-814-362-7555 or 1-800-872-1787 or go to www. and click on the admissions link.

Fish Fry Friday At Roulette Fire Hall

The Roulette Firecrackers will be holding a Fish Fry on Friday Night at the Roulette Fire Hall from 5 to 7. The cost is $8.00 and will benefit the Relay for Life.

Menu is Baked or Beer Battered Fish, Baked Potato or French Fries, Applesause or Coleslaw, and a roll.

Eat in or Take out Available.

Reader Sends Link To Little Known Facts

Hi. I am a dedicated follower of your news blog. I love it. Keep up the
good work. This morning I read an article written by Kenneth P. Vogel of
Politico which I thought was rather interesting. If you would post them,
I will list the key points of the article and the link in case anyone else
is interested in reading it.

What are the candidates hiding?
Here are 10 of the top missing documents from the 2008 presidential
campaign (in no particular order):

*Obama's legal clients (Rezmar, co-owned by Obama's disgraced former
fundraiser, Tony Rezko, and also William Moorehead who was convicted of
stealing over $1 million from public housing projects that he managed)

*Palin's e-mails (Palin used a private e-mail account and often copied her
husband on state business in which the state of Alaska has extended her
deadline for producing the e-mails until 2 weeks after the election)

*Biden's earmark requests (Biden has no public record of earmark requests,
but has an earmark wish list for fiscal year 2009 which tally $342

*John and Cindy McCain's taxes (John and Cindy McCain maintain separate
finances which makes it look like he owns relatively little and has been
comparatively unforthcoming about his wealth)

*Obama's state Senate records and schedules (Obama claims that he did not
have the resources available to maintain those kinds of records and they
could have been thrown out - He wouldn't withstand an IRS audit very well)

*Palin's college transcripts (Although her high school friend, who
supposedly attended 3 of the 5 schools that Palin attended, reported that
she was a straight A student, none of the 12 former Palin professors that
were interviewed remember her attending. Her transcripts were not

*Obama's Columbia thesis (which dealt with Soviet nuclear disarmament)

*All four candidates' medical records (who knew that Obama is a smoker and
has a family history of cancer? or that selected journalists were allowed
to leaf through McCain's 1200 page medical history covering only 8 years,
but were not permitted to share the information?)

*Obama's small donors (Obama lied about half of his contributions of $605
million that his campaign raised was from small donors)

*McCains's flight records (FEC records show McCain's payments to a Cindy
McCain-controlled company, King Aviation, total $477,000 since the summer
of 2007)

If you would like to read more, here is the link:

Farmer Says Cougar Attack Not A Hoax

Cougar fears linger as farmer sticks by story

Lancaster Online

Samuel Fisher of Sadsbury Township denies Game Commission’s assertion that his report of attack was a hoax.More...

School For Natural Gas Workers To Open

Two schools committed to training for gas jobs

Sun Gazette

Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Penn State Cooperative Extension are joining forces to launch the Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center, which will open in January at Penn College's Center for Business and Workforce Development.

The center's goal will be to provide workforce training to assist in serving the anticipated needs of the natural gas industry while providing the industry and community with educational and information resources, said Thomas Murphy, educator with the Cooperative Extension at Lycoming County. More....

Coudersport Alliance Church To Host Teen Challenge Ministry Event Sunday Evening

Teen Challenge will hold a ministry event at the Coudersport Alliance Church this Sunday evening, October 26th, starting at 6:30pm.

The event is open to all ages, as the organization offers hope and healing for life-controlling problems.

For more information, you may call the church office at 274-8661.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Firm Plans 80 Industrial Wind Turbines

Wind Energy VP,

Investment Advisor To Speak

Potter County Today

Bob White

An official from energy company AES Corporation will attend Thursday’s public meeting of the Potter County Commissioners to answer questions and share details of his firm’s plans to build upwards of 80 industrial wind turbines in portions of Ulysses and Hector townships. Bob White, a vice president at AES and project manager for the Potter County plan, has been invited by the commissioners as they prepare to complete a draft ordinance regulating wind turbines in the county.

The meeting will be held at the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building at 1 North Main Street in Coudersport. The commissioners’ business meeting will be held after a meeting of the Potter County Retirement Board that convenes at 11 am. During that session, Jeff Davidek of C. S. McKee, which is responsible for investment decisions for the $9 million Potter County Employee’ Pension Fund, will be guest speaker. Both meetings are open to the public. The meeting room is located on the immediate left inside the building’s Main Street entrance.

Area Obituaries

PORT ALLEGANY — Martin S. Sawyer, 86, of 313 Harrison St., died Wednesday (Oct. 22, 2008) in the Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center in Smethport. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced along with a complete obituary by the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

ROULETTE — Armina Knight, a longtime resident of Fishing Creek, died Sunday (Aug. 9, 2008) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s long-term care unit. A memorial service will be held Friday at the Fishing Creek Methodist Church. See complete story previously published.

SMETHPORT — Anna E. Straka, 102, of 15 W. Willow St., and also formerly of Monroeville, died Tuesday (Oct. 21, 2008) in Bradford Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

George W. Hawkes, 68, of Cyclone, died Tuesday (Oct. 21, 2008) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport after a brief illness.

House In Shinglehouse Reputed To Be Haunted!


The TRACK organization, whose goal is to rebuild the
Oswayo Valley Track, has located this house full of spooks,
demons, and goblins. They got permission to charge people
admission to get the daylights scared out of them. See their
poster at the bottom of the red column for more details. BOO!

Structure Fire Reported In Town Of Willing

BREAKING NEWS:10:02pm--10-22-08
Genesee and Whitesville, NY fire departments are being dispatched mutual aid to the Woodcock Road in the Town of Willing for a structure fire.

Crime News

WESB News: 10/22/08 - Court & Crime

A Rixford woman accused of urinating in neighbor's bathtub, passing out topless on a bedroom floor and, later, assaulting a police officer, has waived her preliminary hearing. The alleged incidents happened October 13.

When police took Katherine Strang back to her home a short distance away and found an infant alone and crying. Police contacted McKean County Children & Youth Services, who removed the infant and three young children from the house.

As the children were being removed, Strang allegedly kicked the CYS case worker and two police officers, and hit a police officer in the head with a telephone.

District Judge Rich Luther reduced Strang's bail on Wednesday and she was released pending further court action.

Two Coudersport men have been arrested on burglary charges. New York State Police say 23-year-old Anthony Dwell and 34-year-old Randy Aglira broke into a barn on Four Mile Road in Allegany and stole scrap metal. The alleged incident happened at around 3 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Phyllis Warner Hoak, 80, Formerly of Coudersport, PA

Phyllis June Warner Hoak, 80, formerly of Coudersport, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at Sweden Valley Manor, surrounded by her son, daughter and granddaughters.

She was born in Coudersport on June 21, 1928, the daughter of William Lyle Warner and Ione Austin Warner.

Phyllis was an accomplished poet and artist, and she loved to sing. She was an avid hunter when she was younger. She loved nature and the outdoors and was an avid birdwatcher.

Phyllis lived in Coudersport most of her life before moving to Warren in 1970. In Coudersport, she worked at the former A& P Grocery Store and was them employed for many years at Florences Dress Shop as a sales clerk and buyer of women's clothing. In Warren she worked for Betty Lee, Inc. in the same capacity until her retirement.

She was a staunch supporter of the Salvation Army. For many, many, years in Warren, she volunteered with charitable orginizations on Thanksgiving Day and served dinners to those residents who otherwise would not be able to afford a meal.

Phyllis was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Coudersport, and for many years attended the Church of the Nazarine in Warren.

She is survived by a son, Donald Jeffrey Hoak, of Warren, and a daughter, Kimberley Amber Hoak of Coudersport, four granddaughters, Karestee Renee Hoak, attending college in Pittsburgh and Alexxis Marie Hoak, at home in Warren, Autumn (Shawn) Amber Goodrich Kinnard, of Windburn, and Cristol Brooke Goodrich, of Roulette.

She had one brother, William (Bill) Warner, who with her parents, preceded her in death.

Phyllis requested there be no funeral or memorial service. It was her wish that memorials be made to the Salvation Army or Sweden Valley of Coudersport.

A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family, at the Eulalia Cemetery in Coudersport.

Memorial Service For Armina Knight Friday

Leader Enterprise--
A memorial service for Armina Knight, late of Roulette, will be held at the Fishing

Creek United Methodist Church, West Branch of Fishing Creek Road, Roulette, on Friday, October 24th at 3:30 pm.

The service will include an informational opportunity to share memories, and light refreshments will follow.

The public is invited to attend. For information, call Don Busch at 814-274-8205.

Rustic Would Take 5,000 Tons By Rail A Day

Applicant Proposes to Bring Waste to Landfill by Rail

MEADVILLE – The Department of Environmental Protection will host a public meeting at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 29, on an application by Rustick LLC for a rail line and a railroad waste transfer station at the McKean County Landfill in Sargeant Township.

The permit application pertains to Rustick’s plans to construct and operate a rail transfer facility that would receive 5,000 tons of municipal waste per day for disposal at the landfill.

The meeting will be held at the Sargeant Township Municipal Building, 14183 Wilcox Road, Mount Jewett.

The existing landfill permit was modified in August 2006 to allow construction and operation of a small railroad siding within the landfill permit to begin receiving waste by rail. The siding has not yet been built.

The current proposal would remove the siding area from the landfill permit and include it as part of the separate and much larger transfer station permit. This new rail transfer station application is part of Rustick’s overall business plan for the site, which includes a major expansion.

Rustick has submitted a separate application to expand the permitted landfill by 336 acres, with 204 acres being used as a new disposal area.

According to the application, the landfill would limit the amount of waste arriving at the facility to 6,000 tons per day — 1,000 tons by truck and 5,000 tons by rail.

During the public meeting, representatives of the company will provide information about the proposed rail project, and DEP staff will be on hand to explain the permitting process and collect public input on the application.

DEP received Rustick’s application on April 11, 2008. The permit application is available for the public to review at DEP’s Northwest Regional Office in Meadville, the Sargeant Township municipal office, and the McKean County commissioners’ office.

Individuals who would like to attend the public meeting and are in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact DEP Community Relations Coordinator Freda Tarbell at 814-332-6816 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD).

For more information on waste management regulations, visit, keyword: Waste Management.

Students Win UPB Business Competition

News: 10/22/08 - Allegany-Limestone Students Win at UPB Allegany-Limestone Central School students won the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford's Fourth Annual Northwestern Pennsylvania Business Competition last week. Members of the winning team are, front row, from left, Katie McMullen, Abby Blumenthal, Christine Wittmeyer and Anna Jaremko, back row, Cody Vreeland, Ben Giardini, David Forsythe and Casey Ensell. (Photo Courtesy of Pitt-Bradford)
For the full story, go to the 1490 NewsBlog.

WFRM Calendar Of Events

October 23

The Potter County Retirement Board will meet at 11:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ conference room in the Gunzburger Annex, North Main Street Coudersport. Because of that meeting, the regular meetings of the Commissioners and Salary Board have been postponed and will immediately follow the retirement board meeting. All three sessions are open to the public.

October 24

There will be a fish fry to benefit Relay for Life at the Roulette fire hall from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost is $8.00. Dinner includes baked/battered fish, baked potato/French fires, coleslaw/applesauce and roll. Take-outs available by calling 544-7762.

WFRM News Report

By Gerri Miller
For 29 years bringing
news to the
Northern Tier

Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is helping state police in DuBois look for 53 year old Antonello Boldrini who is suspected of scamming several body shops to the tune of almost $135,000.

Authorities claim the suspect entered into contracts with the victims in Clearfield, Union and Bradford Counties from November 2004 through January 2006 doing business as Boltek International whereby he required them to put down a payment of half the cost of a new paint booth and then never delivered the equipment.

He’s described as being 53 years of age, has black and gray hair; weighs 210 pounds, is 5/10 and has green eyes. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-4PA-Tips.

All callers will remain anonymous and cold be eligible for a cash reward.

Several area organizations have been awarded grants through the regional PA Partners in the Arts program according to an announcement from the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance.

The Austin Dam Memorial Association, Potter County Fine Arts Council, Hinda Schuman, and Songwriters Roundtable, all in Potter County and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Artisan Center and motivational speaker PJ Piccorillo in Cameron County were among the recipients. Grantees in a five county area will be dividing $28,176.

Potter Commissioners Still Working Toward 4 Day Work Week

Potter County Today
A report from Potter County’s Four-Day Work Week Committee will soon be presented to the Board of Commissioners. If approved, the new schedule would result in most county offices being closed on Fridays while being open for longer hours on Monday through Thursday.

Last week, Commissioner Susan Kefover, who is chairing the committee, participated in a conference call set up by County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP). Also participating were Lancaster, Northampton, Northumberland, Cambria, Berks, Clarion, Perry, and Cameron counties, the Administrator’s Office for Pennsylvania Courts, and CCAP staff.

The call was held to discuss the feasibility of counties moving to a four-day work week to save on fuel and utility costs. Earlier this year, the Court Administrator’s Office sent a directive to all courts to remain open five days per week because of required timelines and defined functions of their offices. Many counties were discouraged from proceeding to a four-day work week with this directive, as it affected all court-related offices.

Potter County’s committee has been studying the challenges and benefits of leaving the work schedule initiated in 1938 with the Fair Labor Standards Act, or moving to the four-day work week. That information was shared with the other counties. At the end of the call, the representative from the Court Administrator’s Office said, “If true savings are realized over time, the court would be willing to take up this issue again.”

If approved, new schedules will be developed and workshops held to educate all departments involved in the changes. Many counties related that they will be following the actions of Potter County on this issue.

Wills & Power Of Attorney Course Wed. Evening

Attorney Steve Minor To Present

Wills & Power of Attorney Course

The Potter County Education Council’s Port Allegany Education Center will be sponsoring a wills and power of attorney class on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5:30 – 8 :30 p.m.

Attorney Steve Minor will present. Bring a note pad and your questions to this course offering. The cost for this course will be $12 per person.

To register or for more information, please call 642-2295.

Harvest Dinner/Revival Meetings At Andrews Settlement Union Church

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State Cops Out On Promised DA Salary Contribution

Elk County may file lawsuit against state
Courier Express
RIDGWAY - Elk County Commissioner Ron Beimel said he is considering having the county solicitor look into the possibility of filing a law suit against the state. The state has not reimbursed the county for the state's portion of the district attorney' s salary, Beimel said during Tuesday's Elk County Commissioners meeting.

The district attorney had been a part-time position, but it was changed when the state said it would reimburse over 65 percent of the DA's salary if counties made the position full -time. The state did pay for the first year, but this year it has not and there hasn't been any money designated to pay it in next year's state budget either, Peggy Aharrah, chief clerk, said. That leaves counties with the issue of having to come up with an extra $89,000.

Elk County is not the only county facing this issue and Beimel said he hopes he can get other counties to go forward with the county if it chooses to file a lawsuit.

Editor's note: Potter County is also facing this problem.

Fifth Bradford Man Charged In Robberies

WESB News: 10/22/08 - Another Bfd Teen Arrested in Robberies

Another Bradford teen has been arrested in connection with a series of robberies in Pennsylvania and New York state.

Court records indicate that 19 year-old Douglas Carnahan is charged with the robbery at the Uni-Mart on Chestnut Street in Bradford. He is the fifth Bradford man to be charged in the on-going robbery investigation on both sides of the border.

Carnahan was sent to the McKean County Jail on $100,000 bail.

US Senator Arlen Specter Visits Area

Voters vent as senior senator visits Northern Tier

Audience testy on gamut of issues

Sun Gazette
GAINES - Almost every question - and there were at least two dozen - taken by U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Philadelphia, on Tuesday came from an angry constituent. Specter seemed to expect it.

Potter County resident Russell Smith said he wanted something done about continual illegal immigration, especially from Mexico. More...

Possible House Fire Reported On Barden Brook

BREAKING NEWS:9:20 am-10-22-08
Eldred Township firemen have responded to a report of a possible house fire on Barden Brook Road. Smoke was reported inside the structure.

First units on scene reported nothing showing outside the dwelling.

Potter County Commissioner Attends Meeting On Gas Drilling

Commission’s rules aimed at protecting basin’s water


Sun Gazette
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission Tuesday held a public hearing at Lycoming College to roll out proposed regulation revisions designed to streamline the water use application process for gas well development while protecting the river basin's water resources.

Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel said he was concerned the proposed regulations did not include a provision requiring gas exploration companies to identify the chemicals used in hydrofracing operations.

Hydrofracing involves the pumping of large amounts of pressurized water, sand and chemicals into the ground to pulverize the shale and release the gas trapped within it.

Heimel also urged the commission to consider regulations that prevented water consumption during droughts. More...

Will gas drilling spoil our water?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

And Here's The Bad News

Greg Doane Photo (c)2008

Kansas Fugitive Apprehended In West Clarksville

Community helps police zero in on fugitive

State police were tipped off by police in Shinglehouse, Pa., who on Thursday arrested Winkler’s girlfriend, Jamie L. App, 24, of South Mill Street in Shinglehouse. The woman had allegedly been aiding Winkler’s run from the law. More...

Zito Media Signs Bradford Orginizations For Ultra High Speed Internet

WESB News: 10/21/08 - State-of-the-Art Telecommunications

Several Bradford organizations announced Tuesday their agreement to obtain ultra-high speed Internet, data and digital phone services from the Coudersport-based firm of Zito Media Communications.

Mike Glesk of the Bradford Area Alliance says it's the commitment of local organizations that got the project going. Zippo, A-R-G, BRMC and Beacon Light have already signed on with Zito.

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News Report From WFRM News

By Gerri Miller
Bringing news to the
northern tier for 29 years.

A Ulysses man died in an unusual accident Monday afternoon in Harrison Township. State police said 75 year old William Van Etten, while working on Four Winds Dairy Farm on the Van Etten Road, came upon a fire in a very dry small patch of woods. While trying to extinquish the blaze, Van Etten was overcome by smoke and perished in the fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Potter County Deputy Coroner Ken Wingo. The incident was investigated by state police based at Coudersport and the state police fire marshal. Volunteers from Tri-Town Fire and Ambulance Departments in Ulysses and the Harrison Valley Fire Department responded.

An Olean driver escaped injury in a car/deer accident Sunday morning on the Barnum Road in Eldred Township. State police said Darlene Lockwood was headed south when the whitetail bounded onto the road and into the path of her 2004 Pontiac Vibe. Lockwood was wearing a seatbelt. The car had to be towed from the scene.

With the hint of snow in the air, Penn Dot says it is ready for winter. The agency relies on “smart-salting techniques to allow operators the flexibility to increase or decrease the amount of salt being distributed based on specific road conditions to insure the correct amount of salt is used for specific type of storm. PennDot also relies on computerized salt spreaders to distribute the correct amount of salt regardless of the speed of the truck. The pre-wetting program has been expanded this year. Wetting the salt with salt water right before it hits the road surface helps salt to work faster and minimize bounce when it hits the road surface will be available to most trucks in the fleet. The agency notes that storms are attacked strategically, with the primary focus made on major routes which means sometimes equipment will be diverted from lower-traffic volume roads to major routes during a storm. And, officials say motorists can help by having their vehicles ready for winter travel by using appropriate tires; having a full tank of gas and putting an emergency kit in their vehicles. And, experts say while four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles may help you get through deep snow, they cannot stop any faster than other vehicles on slippery pavement.

Wildfire Brings Response From Coudy Firemen

BREAKING NEWS:4:25 pm-10-21-08
Coudersport Firemen have been dispatched to a wild fire on the Cherry Springs Road near the Golf Course. On scene report indicates fire under control. 4:33 pm.

Preview Of Potter Leader-Enterprise On News Stands Wednesday

By Donald Gilliland
Managing Editor

Stories we’re working on for this week’s Leader-Enterprise:
  • details of township wind energy ordinances and the commissioners questioning of turbine developers;
  • proposed restructuring at Potter County Human Services;
  • a feature on the Democratic challenger for PA State Senate in the 25th District;
  • a feature on local availability of books for the visually impaired;
  • a round-up of Halloween parade schedules and Trick-Or-Treat times;
  • the most comprehensive local high school sports coverage available anywhere.

"Made In America" Concert At Pitt-Bradford



BRADFORD, Pa – The Southern Tier Symphony will perform its first commissioned piece during a patriotic concert on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The concert, “Made in America,” is part of the university’s Spectrum Series and starts at 3 p.m. in the Bromeley Family Theater of Blaisdell Hall. Cost for the public is $20, and students are free.

The show will focus on Joan Tower’s “Made in America,” a fantasy for orchestra based on “America the Beautiful.”

A centerpiece of the concert will be the symphony’s world premiere of “Enchanted Mountain Fantasy” by Olean., N.Y., native Jacob Pleakis. A song by orchestra timpanist Moses Mark Howden of Olean, N.Y., will also be performed.

“The Southern Tier Symphony is continuing its rapid development into a major regional symphony and in five short years is beyond several symphonies that have been around up to 20 years,” said Randy Mayes, director of arts programming at Pitt-Bradford.

Other songs in the concert include “Variations of Handel,” “A Hectic Overture,” “Coming of Age,” “Trek to Gonnga Shan” and “The American Dream.”

For the first time ever, choral members from five area high schools will conclude the show with “Sleep” and “From Sea to Shining Sea.”

“I don't know of a young symphony anywhere that has developed so well so quickly, and its ‘Made in America’ concert is worth missing other engagements for,” Mayes said.

The Olean-based group, now in its sixth season, is under the direction of John Whitney.

Additional information is available at or by calling (716) 372-1110.

Support Needed To Appeal Tourism Grant Rejection

State Pulling Plug on Rt. 6 Tourism Grant

Potter County Today
October 21st, 2008

Rejection of a grant application for continued development of tourism on U. S. Route 6 is a tough economic blow to the county, according to David Brooks, executive director of the Potter County Visitors Association. Brooks has put out a call to those who stand to benefit from the Rt. 6-based tourist promotion to support an appeal to the Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development.

“We are appealing the decision and are asking our members to write letters stating what Rt. 6 marketing means to their businesses,” Brooks said. “Should the denial stand, this will negatively impact all of the efforts we are currently undertaking, such as the website, the entire Artisan Trail project, and our ability to generate and respond to visitor and press inquiries about traveling Route 6.”

Additional information is available from PCVA at 274-3365, or from the Pa. Rt. 6 Tourist Assn. in Galeton at 435-7706.

William D. Van Etten, 75, Ulysses, PA

William D. Van Etten, 75, of Ulysses, PA, died Monday, October 20, 2008.

Born July 21, 1933, in Whitesville, NY, he was the son of Mark J. and Miriam Pride Van Etten. On August 31, 1954, in Mills, PA, he married the former Anna Mills, who survives.

Mr. Van Etten owned and operated Four Winds Dairy Farm for many years and was awarded the Dairy of Distinction. He served as director of the Pennsylvania Farmer’s Association, Agricultural Stabilization Committee, Agway, and the Ulysses board and corporate board of First Citizens National Bank.

Surviving besides his wife, Anna, are: a son, Richard “Rick” Van Etten of Ulysses; a daughter, Vicki (John) Moon of Ulysses; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Josiah, Billy, Kylie, Cassie, Kati, Jennifer, and Julie; four brothers, Lynn (Vivian) Van Etten of Ulysses, Lyle (Joyce) Van Etten and Thomas (Sharon) Van Etten, both of Whitesville, NY, and Richard (Mary Ellen) Van Etten of Wellsville, NY; two sisters, Evelyn (Floyd) Buckley of Campbell, NY and Carol Cady of Westfield, PA; his mother-in-law, Elsie Mills Easton of Ulysses; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, W. John Van Etten.

Friends may call Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday in the Mills Union Church, Mills, PA. Rev. Canon Rudolph J. van der Hiel and R. Lowell Coolidge, Esq. will preside. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Mills Union Church, c/o Robert Nelson, 6083 SR 49, Ulysses, PA 16948.

TRACK Sponsors Haunted Fundraiser

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Gas Prices Down In State College

Centre Daily Times

MOTORISTS are saving at the pumps this morning as gas has fallen up to 10 cents in the State College area.

Seen at local stations were prices of $2.85 and $2.89, down from $2.95.

Send us an email with price in your area.

  • Gas prices this morning at WalMart in Belleview, Florida---$2.35.9
  • it changed already 2.83.9 at Bellefonte
  • $2.69 at Sheetz in Brookville,Pa. this afternoon

Grant Awarded To Turn Woods Scrap Into Coal Like Product

WESB News: 10/21/08 - ARG Awarded Biomass Grant

The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority has awarded a $1 million grant to American Refining and Biochemical Inc. to construct a new biomass facility.

Officials say there isn’t a timetable for construction of the plant saying it is still in the early stages.

The plant could process up to 180,000 tons of biomass per year into more than 60,000 tons of a coal-like product.

Rustic Wants To Expand Landfill In Mt. Jewett

WESB News: 10/21/08 - DEP to Conduct Public Hearing

The State Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on October 29 at 6pm at the Seargeant Township Municipal Building regarding the rail transfer station at the McKean County Landfill.

Rustick LLC has applied to accept waste from railroad cars and expansion of the landfill near Mount Jewett.

Representatives from the DEP and Rustic will answer questions from the pulbic concerning the application.

Smethport School Head Honored

WESB News: 10/21/08 - Romanowski Honored by Superindents

Smethport Area Superintendent George Romanowski has been honored by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators for service to the community.

Romanowski was honored for his commitment to instructional improvement and professionalism in the communities he has served over his career.

The organization says he has always promoted a positive relationship with the community and support for students and staff.

Bradford Man Held For Allegany, NY Robbery

WESB News: 10/21/08 - Another Bfd Man Arrested for Robberies

Another Bradford man has been arrested in connection with a robbery in Allegany, New York.

Court records indicate that 20 year-old James Munday was arrested on a felony warrant from Cattaraugus County. Munday is awaiting extradition to New York state.

Three other Bradford men were arrested last week in connection with robberies in both New York and Pennsylvania.

Man Dies Trying To Put Out Wild Fire In HarrisonTownship

WESB News: 10/21/08 - Ulysses Man Dies in Fire

An elderly Ulysses man died Monday afternoon while trying to put out a fire at the Four Winds Dairy Farm in Harrison Township.

State Police say that 75 year-old William VanEtten was working at the farm and encountered a fire in the woods near a barn.

He tried to put the fire out but succumbed to the smoke. VanEtten was pronounced dead at the scene.

UPDATE: Star Gazette

Westfield Police Charge Woman

Westfield woman faces charges for allegedly stealing Valium

Sun Gazette
ELKLAND - Amber Lynn Gawthrop, 19, 621 E. Main St., Westfield, was charged with acquisition of or obtaining a controlled substance, intentional possession of a controlled substance by prescription, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property by Westfield Borough Police in Elkland District Court. More...

Galeton, Westfield Men Charged

Police: Two young men caught in Westfield with marijuana and paraphernalia

Sun Gazette
ELKLAND - Two young men were charged with drug-related charges by Westfield Borough Police in Elkland District Court for their alleged involvement in a Sept. 18 incident in Westfield.

Harvey Francis Howell, 19, 1 Bridge St., Apt. 1, Galeton, was charged with possession of marijuana and use and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Leo W. Pierce, 21, 738 Beechwood Lake Road, Westfield, use and possession of drug paraphernalia. More....

5th District Congress Candidates Speak At Mansfield University Forum

Tioga County debate yields differences

Sun Gazette
MANSFIELD - The three men vying for the seat that soon will be vacated by U.S. Rep. John E. Peterson, R-Pleasantville, who retires this year, spent the better part of three hours Monday night trying to convince a full house at Mansfield University's Straughn Hall why each would be the best man for the job.

The three men seemed to agree somewhat on the three biggest threats to our national security.

Fryman said he thought "religious terrorism was first and our reaction to it second or third."

"I think this current administration has taken away more of my freedoms than Osama bin Laden ever did," he said.

McCracken said he thought the nuclear threat from other nations such as Iran and North Korea was a big threat, and to a lesser degree the national debt owed to foreign governments like China.

Thompson said he too thought the nuclear weapons development by other nations like North Korea and Iran, but first and foremost is "our dependence on foreign energy."

"We need a comprehensive energy plan to produce our own energy," he said. More....

Monday, October 20, 2008

All Welcome At Harvest Supper

Hartz Recalls Pet Product For Salmonella

The Hartz Mountain Corporation Voluntarily Recalls One Specific Lot of Nationwide Chicken-Basted Rawhide Chips Because of Possible Health Risk (October 20)
Mon, 20 Oct 2008 18:08:00 -0500

The Hartz Mountain Corporation, Secaucus, NJ is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Hartz Chicken-Basted Rawhide Chips due to concerns that one or more bags within the lot are potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Hartz is fully cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration in this voluntary recall.

Female Football Player A First For District

Football kicker voted a queen

Bucks County Courier Times
Who would have guessed that an outfit for a queen would consist of a helmet, giant shoulder pads and mud-caked cleats?

Certainly not Pennridge senior and football team kicker Olivia O'Neill.

The 17-year-old said she was taken by surprise when she was voted homecoming queen at the Rams' winning game last week against Hatboro-Horsham.

Olivia was inspired to join the football team partway through the season after practicing kicking with her father and 9-year-old brother, a kicker on a Pennridge Greenjackets recreational team.

Once she realized she was capable, Olivia said she just decided to go for it.

“I figured it's my senior year,” she said. “I don't want to have any regrets.”

As far as principal Thomas Creeden knows, a female football player is a first for the district.

The closest they've come in the past is having girls join the wrestling team, he said. More...

WFRM Community Calendar

October 21

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host an Ostomy Club meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. Pat Northeimer will lead the meeting, providing general information and a discussion.

October 21

The Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce have a luncheon meeting beginning at noon at Erway's Restaurant, Route 6 West. $6.00 donation plus tax, tip and beverage.