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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Structure Fire - Nelson Twp - Tioga County

This is an e-mail from 'Potter County Fire News'

Nov 8 - 1900hrs - Depts - 3, 18, 25, 8, 14 and Tuscarora - Structure fire on the Bottom Hill Rd in Nelson Twp - Reported 2 story house fully involved

Chautauqua County Search Continues

WESB News: 11/08/08 - Search for Corrie Anderson Continues

Police say the rumors that Corrie Anderson has been found are simply not true.

New York State Police Captain Timothy Talley says the rumors have been spreading over the past few days but in fact, the search is continuing for the 36-year-old mother of three who's been missing since October 28.

Talley says if Anderson had been found, police would definitely let the public know. Another full day of searching with helicopters, ATVs and canine units will go on until dusk today in wooded areas of Chautauqua County and Pennsylvania.

Anderson's van was found October 30 not far from her Town of Busti home.

Injured Bald Eagle Flies Again

WESB News: 11/08/08 - Bald Eagle Back in the Wild

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials proudly released a rehabilitated bald eagle back into the wilds of State Game Land 143 in Warren County, under the watchful eye of many individuals responsible for the majestic bird’s recovery from injuries sustained in January.

On Jan. 23, the injured, four-year old female bald eagle, weighing 13.5 pounds, was found along the side of Route 6 near Youngsville. Warren County WCO David Donachy transported the eagle to Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Crawford County.

For the full story, go to the 1490 NewsBlog.

Lycoming Co., Drilling Sites Must Have Address

Sun Gazette
In Lycoming County, the county 911 Center is implementing a program that requires all drilling sites to have an address so that emergency responders know where to go if someone is injured, she said.

Read more about future of gas well drilling.

Maine Firm Recalls Frozen Stuffed Chicken Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

Click picture to go to full recall notice.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Are You Destined To Be A Leader?

Leadership Potter County 2009 Now Accepting Applications

Do you want to have a say in the life of your community? Would you like to get behind a community project or issue that has special meaning to you? Do you have concerns that you feel aren’t being addressed? You can make a difference! One of the most critical needs in the county is strong local leadership for the future well being of our communities. This program will help you expand your personal leadership skills, introduce you to key issues currently facing your region, and provide you with an understanding of future trends that may impact your community. Through this process, you will decide the best way for you to get involved. The deadline for applications is January 9, 2009. Applications are available online at or to have an application mailed to you and for more information, call 814-435-9490.

2008 Annual Barbershop Show

2008 Annual Barbershop Show
November 8, 2008

Times: 7:30 pm
Location: Coudersport High School
Phone: 814-274-9825
"Ain't We Got Fun"

The Headwaters Chapter along with special guests from Olean and Bradford

"Keystone Express"

Tickets available at Hauber's Jewelry Store

Advance tickets $8
$6 in groups of 4 or more
$10 at the door


BRADFORD, Pa. – Award-winning poet and essayist Aimee Nezhukumatathil will read from her works on Nov. 11 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

She will read poetry starting at noon in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. The reading is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. The event is part of the university’s annual Spectrum Series.

Nezhukumatathil is the author of “At the Drive-In Volcano,” which includes a plea to students not to be afraid of her long and foreign name. In another poem, she bathes in a magical garden in India by the light of luminescent worms while keeping an ear out for blue lizards falling in the water.

Reviewers often refer to the humor and charm of her poems. Publisher’s Weekly wrote of her first collection, “Miracle Fruit,” that “the Miracle Fruit of Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s debut comes through in light bursts of clean sensuality and joy.”

Her poems have been published in a dozen publications, including “Language for a New Century”; “Creative Writing”: “Four Genres in Brief”; and “Seriously Funny: Poems about Love, God, War, Art, Sex, Death, Madness, and Everything Else.”

She is currently writing nature essays and a third collection of poems.

An associate professor of English at the State University of New York-Fredonia, Nezhukumatathil received the SUNY’s Drescher Award and SUNY-wide Chancellor's Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2006 and SUNY-Fredonia's Hagan Scholar in 2005.

She earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master of fine arts degree in poetry and creative nonfiction from Ohio State University. She also attended Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow.

She lives in western New York with her husband, son and miniature dachsund.

Potter County Educational Council Class Schedules

Cheese-Making on Your Stovetop

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Cheese Making class at the Northern Tier Grower’s Building at 1179 SR 49 East in Colesburg on December 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This hands-on class will demonstrate the steps to make your own homemade cheese. Techniques and instructions for several different cheese making processes will be covered. The cost for the class will be $40 per person. To register, call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295.

Teddy Bear Tree Skirt

PCEC’s Port Allegany Education Center will hold a Teddy Bear Tree Skirt Class on Thursday, November 13 from 6 – 9 p.m. Everyone loves teddy bears and in one evening, you can make a “Country Christmas Tree Skirt” adorned with darling calico teddy bears. No sewing is required! Please bring scissors and a tape measure to class and all other supplies will be provided. The cost for the class will be $25 per person. Call 642-2295 or 274-4877 to register.

Vintage Holiday Memory Frame

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Vintage Holiday Memory Frame Class at Lydia’s: A Unique Country Store on Tuesday, November 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Create a one-of -a-kind memory with this beautiful framed picture using one of your own treasured holiday picture memories, Registration and pictures need to be at the Galeton PCEC no later than

November 11. The cost for the class will be $30 and must be pre-paid by November 11. Call 435-9490 or 274-4877 to register.

Photo Pillows

The PCEC’s Port Allegany Education Center will hold a Photo Pillow Class on Wednesday, November 19 from 6 – 9 p.m. This is a wonderful way to preserve some of your most precious memories! Participants will need to bring a sewing machine and fabric. The cost for the class will be $20 per person. Call 642-2295 to register and for your complete materials list.

Fresh “Give Thanks” Centerpiece

The Potter County Education Council will hold a “Give Thanks” Centerpiece Class at Lydia’s: A Unique County Store on Tuesday, November 25 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This will make a wonderful gift or fabulous fresh centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. The cost for the class will be $40 and pre-registration and payment is required by November 18. Call 435-9490 or 274-4877 to register.

Developing Conceptual Artwork

The PCEC Port Allegany Education Center will hold a Conceptual Artwork Series Class. This three-class series will explore three different areas of conceptual artwork. They include: Develop the concept on November 18, Review Progress of Artwork on November 25 and Conclusion and Evaluation on December 9. All classes will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. In this class, participants will work in a medium of their choosing. Please bring all materials and your spirit of artful adventure. The cost for this class will be $45 per person. Call 642-2295 or 274-4877 to register.

Creative Gift Basket Class

The PCEC’s Port Allegany Education Center will hold a Create Gift Basket Class on Thursday, November 20 from 6 – 9 p.m. This class will show you quick and easy steps to creating a beautiful gift basket. An overview of basket styles, occasions for giving gift baskets, ideas for creating a theme basket, and samples of gift baskets will be shared at this class. Bring your basket and the items to fill it with. We’ll have the wrap, ribbons, and extras. Call ahead for help with selection ideas. The cost for the class will be $10 per person. Call 642-2295 for more information or to register.

Tulip Purse

The PCEC’s Port Allegany Education Center will hold a Tulip Purse Class on Monday, November 24 from 6 – 9 p.m. Come and create a lined fabric purse (7” X 9”) with pockets and button closure! This is a great use of denim for youths or very striking with oriental design fabrics! Participants will need to bring a sewing machine and other supplies. The cost for the class is $25 per person. Call 642-2295 to register and for your complete materials list.

PCEC Coudersport Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport Office will be offering the following computer classes:

November 12 Internet 2 6 - 9 p.m.

November 17 PowerPoint 1 6 - 9 p.m.

November 19 Publisher 1 6 - 9 p.m.

November 24 Computer First Aid 6 - 9 p.m.

Call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295 to register for classes.

PCEC Galeton Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Galeton Office will be offering the following computer classes:

November 17 Access 1 1 – 4 p.m.

November 18 Excel 4 6 - 9 p.m

November 24 Access 2 1 - 4 p.m

November 25 Outlook 6 - 9 p.m.

Call 435-9490, 274-4877 or 642-2295 to register for classes.

PCEC Port Allegany Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Port Allegany Education Center will be offering the following computer:

November 12 Access 1 9 a.m - 1 p.m.

November 12 Access 2 1 – 4 p.m

November 12 Excel 2 6 - 9 p.m

November 13 Publisher 1 9 a.m - 1 p.m.

November 13 Publisher 2 1 – 4 p.m.

November 13 Word 3 6 - 9 p.m.

November 17 Internet 6 – 9 p.m.

November 18 Windows XP 1 9 a.m - 1 p.m.

November 18 Windows XP 2 1 – 4 p.m.

November 19 Internet 1 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

November 19 Internet 2 1 – 4 p.m.

November 20 Word 1 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

November 20 Word 2 1 – 4 p.m.

November 20 Vista 1 6 – 9 p.m.

November 25 PowerPoint 1 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

November 25 PowerPoint 2 1 – 4 p.m.

November 26 FrontPage 1 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

November 26 FrontPage 2 1 – 4 p.m.

Call 642-2295, 274-4877 or 435-9490 to register for classes.

Anne Holliday Details Oil Spill Hearing

ANF Oil Spill Hearing

WESB/WBRR News Director

A preliminary hearing for one of the men accused of intentionally spilling 42,000 gallons of crude oil onto the Allegheny National Forest painted a picture of a man who wanted revenge against his former employer, and his son he "constantly harassed" about leaving the company. More....


Stream Flows Are Low In NC PA--
DEP Says Take Fewer Showers

Below Normal Rainfall Prompts Call
for Voluntary Water Conservation

HARRISBURG – The Department of Environmental Protection issued a drought watch today for 29 Pennsylvania counties as precipitation deficits continue and stream flow levels fall in the western and north central areas of the state.

“The commonwealth has received below-normal precipitation over the past two to three months that have resulted in rainfall deficits of as much as five inches in parts of western and north central Pennsylvania,” said acting DEP Secretary John Hanger. “Recent rainfalls have not been enough to bring streamflow and groundwater levels back to normal, so we are asking residents and businesses to conserve water until we get more substantial precipitation in these areas of the state.”

Although conditions are better in the eastern portion of the state, county groundwater well levels have shown signs of stress and conditions are being monitored closely by DEP.

A drought watch declaration is the first level — and least severe — of the state’s three drought classifications. It calls for a voluntary 5 percent reduction in non-essential water use.

DEP will send letters to all water suppliers in the affected counties, notifying them of the need to monitor their supplies and update their drought contingency plans as necessary.

In addition to precipitation totals, DEP monitors groundwater levels, streamflows, soil moisture and water supply storage.

“There are a number of simple steps that homeowners and businesses can take to immediately reduce water consumption without being inconvenienced,” said Hanger. “Hopefully, these conservation measures will allow us to maintain adequate groundwater and streamflow levels as we head into the winter months.”

DEP offers the following tips for conserving water around the home:

In the bathroom: · Install low-flow plumbing fixtures and aerators on faucets; · Check for household leaks – a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day; · Take short showers instead of baths.

Kitchen/laundry areas:

· Replace older appliances with high efficiency, front loading models that use about 30 percent less water and 40-50 percent less energy;

· Run dishwashers and washing machines only with full loads;

· Keep water in the refrigerator to avoid running water from a faucet until it is cold.

The department also offers water conservation recommendations for commercial and industrial users such as food processors, hotels and motels, schools and colleges, as well as water audit procedures for large water customers.

Water conservation tips and drought information can be found online at, keyword: drought.


EDITOR’S NOTE: The drought watch covers Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.

Ultralight Crashes Near Knoxville

Pilot hurt in Northern Tier ultralight crash

Star Gazette
By George Osgood •

KNOXVILLE – The crash this morning of an ultralight aircraft at a private landing strip near Knoxville severely injured its pilot. More....

Kevin Dusenbury, Jr. Graduates With Honors, Working With Dad

Graduates With Honors

Kevin Dusenbury, Jr.

The Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse, PA, would like to announce the graduation accomplishments of Kevin J. Dusenbury, Jr

Dusenbury, the son of Kevin J. and Patricia C. Dusenbury Sr. graduated on September 5, 2008, from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with his Associate in Specialized Technology degree in Funeral Arts and Sciences.

He graduated with a 3.97 GPA with summa cum laude honors, and he also received the John Rebol Award for attaining the highest GPA in his graduating class.

Dusenbury also was chosen by the faculty and staff to be awarded the Mu Sigma Alpha Award for his academic achievements and other professional qualities.

In addition to his graduation from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Dusenbury graduated from Gannon University in May with his Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science, where he graduated summa cum laude and received the Academic Award for Excellence in Mortuary Science.

Mr. Dusenbury is now serving his internship at his father’s funeral home in Shinglehouse, PA.

Beulah B. Steckhahn, 98, Formerly Shinglehouse and Bradford, PA

Shinglehouse, PA---Beulah B. Steckhahn, 98, formerly of Shinglehouse and Bradford, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born March 18, 1910 in Phillipsburg, PA, she was a daughter of Lewis F. and Mary Watson Livingston. On April 13, 1942 in Cumberland, Maryland, she married Benjamin L. Steckhahn, who died on January 10, 1998.

She graduated from Clearfield (PA) High School, class of 1929. A former resident of Bradford, PA, Mrs. Steckhahn operated the gift shop at the former Emery Hotel in Bradford. She later volunteered at the Bradford Hospital gift shop.

Mrs. Steckhahn and her late husband moved to Shinglehouse in 1972.

She was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church and the Mary Martha’s group of the church. She was a member of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse. She, along with her husband, enjoyed fishing and traveling.

Surviving are a brother, William I. (Jane) Livingston, Sr. of Palm Coast, Florida; a sister, Betty Vail of Racine, Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Steckhahn was predeceased by two brothers, James R. Livingston and Clarence R. Peterson.

At Mrs. Steckhahn’s request there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 296, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

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

Search In Chautauqua County Continues

WESB News: 11/07/08 - Search for Missing Woman Continues

A massive police search for missing mother of three, Corrie Anderson of Busti, will continue today.

New York State Trooper Rebecca Gibbons says the search operates only during daylight hours. Gibbons says Thursday the search concentrated on the Wellman State Forest in Chautauqua County.

Crews from the New York State Police, Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department, Lakewood-Busti Police, New York State Forest Rangers and Department of Environmental Conservation are contributing manpower to the search.

Two Get State Prison Sentences In McKean County

WESB News: 11/07/08 - McKean County Court Action

A Bradford man was sentenced to one to five years in state prison Thursday in McKean County Court.

37 year-old Richard Buterbaugh had been charged with attempted burglary, DUI by alcohol and marijuana. Buterbaugh was charged with an attempted break-in at the downtown Subway in Bradford last April.

A Port Allegany man was sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court to up to two years in state prison on a probation violation.

20 year-old Robert Drabert had been charged with loitering, prowling and underage drinking. The court also determined that Drabert has had a longstanding problem dealing with orders served by the court system.

Area Obituaries

EMPORIUM — Pauline D. Newton, 90, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, formerly of 185 Laurelwood Court, Emporium, died Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 4, 2008) at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys. The Barnett Funeral Home Inc. in Emporium is in charge of arrangements.

SHINGLEHOUSE — Beulah B. Steckhahn, 98, formerly of Shinglehouse and Bradford, died Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2008) in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

EMPORIUM — Jesse R. Moate Jr., infant, of 1951 A Story Drive, Fort Gordon, Ga., died Monday (Nov. 3, 2008) at Medical College of Georgia. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Barnett Funeral Home Inc., Emporium.

DUKE CENTER — Franklin W. Curtis, 88, of Kansas Branch Road, died Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2008) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.


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, Nov. 19, 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.

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.

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

The current proposal would remove the siding area from the landfill area and include it as part of the separate and much larger transfer station permit. The 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.

DEP received Rustick’s application on April 11. 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.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

PA Wilds Outreach Specialist Has Coudersport Office

Kelly West, the Pennsylvania Wilds Outreach Specialist, is now on board to support the Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team. A major focus of this new position will be the development of resources for communities wanting to utilize the principles of the new Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide to protect the heritage and rural nature of the many small towns and villages of the region.

Ms. West will also work closely with Tataboline “Ta” Brant, the Pennsylvania Wilds Small Business Ombudswoman. Together they will provide consistent information about the Pennsylvania Wilds initiative and strengthen the critical relationship between the community and economic development objectives of the program.

The outreach specialist position will be housed at the Potter County Education Council to take advantage of that organization’s strong connections to existing community education and empowerment programs in the region offered through the Community Education Councils and Penn State Cooperative Extension. To make this new resource possible grant funds are being provided by the Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources and Community and Economic Development.

Ms. West can be reached at

Ostomy Club To Meet November 18th

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host an Ostomy Club meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. November 18 in the hospital’s conference room. CCMH’s new dietician Amanda Montoya will discuss Nutrition, Food, and You. There will not be a meeting in December or January. The next meeting will be held February 24.

Officers Abandon High Speed Chase In Interest Of Safety

WESB News: 11/06/08 - Vehicle Chase in Cattaraugus County

Cattaraugus County law enforcement officers were involved in a high-speed chase with a motorcyclist at just after 6 p.m. Thursday on Route 98.

The motorcycle was headed north after getting off the back Kill Buck Road.

They decided to stop the pursuit before getting into Ellicottville or Franklinville, and for other safety reasons, but lost sight of the motorcycle before that. We'll have more information as it becomes available.

$40 M Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed

WESB News: 11/06/08 - Possible Gas Pipeline Through McKean Co.

Dominion Resources is asking federal regulators for permission to build a $40 million natural gas pipeline through the Big Springs area of McKean County, through the Allegheny National Forest in Elk County, into Armstrong County and ending at a compressor station in Westmoreland County.

The project includes natural gas measuring and regulating stations to be built in Elk and McKean counties.

The natural gas producing companies that have signed contracts to take all the project's available capacity are Equitable Energy Inc., Seneca Resources Corp., a unit of National Fuel Gas Co., of Williamsville, N.Y., Kittanning-based independent natural gas producer/marketer Snyder Brothers Inc., and Dominion companies Dominion Field Services and Dominion Peoples.

Dominion has asked regulators to issue a final order approving the project by June 1, so that the pipeline can come on-line no later than November 1, 2010.

Judge To Decide If Statements Can Be Used

WESB News: 11/06/08 - Hearing Concerning Fatal Accident

A judge says he'll decide later whether admission of a retired state trooper involved in an accident that killed a Bradford woman can be used during his trial.

68-year-old David O'Brien of Allegany is charged with criminally negilgent homicide and related offenses in conncection with the accident that killed 38-year-old Wendy Karnes on April 26. The accident happened in the Town of Carrollton on Route 219, just south of the I-86 on-ramp. They were both on their way to work at the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca at the time of the accident.

The four-hour hearing centered on statements O'Brien made in the two hours after the accident. His attorney says they shouldn't be admissable in court because police didn't read him his Miranda rights. Prosecutors say O'Brien wasn't under arrest at the time he made the statements.

Violet "Elizabeth" Abbey, 90, Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Violet “Elizabeth” Abbey, 90, formerly of 31 E. Vine St., died Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2008) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Born June 18, 1918, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Jesse S. and Mayme Roller Burrows. On Nov. 24, 1937, in Port Allegany, she married Clifford V. Abbey, who died Aug. 20, 1975.

Mrs. Abbey had lived her entire life at 31 E. Vine St., before moving to Sena Kean Manor.

She was a longtime library aid at the S.W. Smith Memorial Library, Port Allegany, before retiring.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, 50 Plus Club, Purple Hat Club of Sena Kean Manor, and American Assoc-iation of Retired Persons.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary E. (Walter) Frame of Lancaster, CA, Beverly A. Abbey of Port Allegany, Faye E. (Stephen) Pearson of Bradenton, FL; four grandchildren, Mark A. Duell and Danielle E. Gietler both of Shinglehouse, Sean V. Duel of Bradford, Robert S. Pearson of Bradenton, FL; seven great-grand-children, Scott A. Duell, Matthew C. Duell, Aaron M. Duell, Colton M. Gietler, Chelsie G. Duell, Katie S. Duell, Maddison E. Gietler; and several nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clifford, two infant sons, and a brother, Frank Roller.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (Nov. 7, 2008) with Rev. Randall Headley, pastor of the United Methodist Church, and Rev. Richard Pytcher, pastor of the Lafayette Evangelical Church, Lafayette, co-officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to the S.W. Smith Library, Sena Kean Manor, or the Olean Rehabilition Center.

Search For Corrie Anderson In Chautauqua County

WESB News: 11/06/08 - Massive Search for Corrie Anderson

Several police agencies conducted a massive search in Chautauqua County Wednesday for 36-year old Corrie Anderson who has been missing now for more than a week.

Police searched by air, on ATV and with K-9 units on property owned by the family of Corrie Anderson's estranged husband.

Police haven’t commented on whether there is a person of interest in the investigation.

Area Obituaries

DUKE CENTER — Franklin W. Curtis, 88, formerly of Duke Center, died Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2008) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.

EMPORIUM — Sara Jane Mack, 86, of 160 Elmwood Drive, Emporium, died Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 4, 2008) at Absolute Care of Allegany in Allegany, N.Y. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Barnett Funeral Home Inc., Emporium.

NBS Trucking Moves Out Of Bradford Area

NBS Trucking finds new home in Erie
Bradford Era
NBS Trucking found a new home Nov. 1 in Erie, with its fleet of trucks leaving Bradford after more than 20 years of service. More...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Recall On Insulin Syringes

FDA Reports Nationwide Recall of Mislabeled ReliOn Insulin Syringes (November 5)
Wed, 05 Nov 2008 17:31:00 -0600

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is notifying health care professionals and patients that Tyco Healthcare Group LP (Covidien) is recalling one lot of ReliOn sterile, single-use, disposable, hypodermic syringes with permanently affixed hypodermic needles due to possible mislabeling. The use of these syringes may lead to patients receiving an overdose of as much as 2.5 times the intended dose, which may lead to hypoglycemia, serious health consequences, and even death.

Pedestrian Struck In Shinglehouse

BREAKING NEWS:8:05 pm-11-5-08
Shinglehouse Ambulance has responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian accident on Academy Street in the Boro of Shinglehouse.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Fifty-eight undergraduate students from seven campuses will present original research at the 9th Annual Penn-York Undergraduate Research Association Conference at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Saturday.

Students from Pitt-Bradford, the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, Alfred University, Canisius College, Houghton College and Penn State Behrend will make oral and poster presentations throughout the day and hear a keynote speech by Dr. Brian H. Bornstein, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Bornstein, whose research efforts focus primarily on how juries, especially in civil cases, make decisions, will speak on “The Joys and Challenges of Undergraduate Research: Tales from the Front.”

While open to all undergraduates in all disciplines, the conference, founded by Pitt-Bradford professor of sociology Dr. Helene Lawson, draws mostly from the behavioral and social sciences.

“Penn-York gives undergraduate students not only a great chance to present their research, but also to hear about research and see presentations by students from other campuses,” said Dr. Warren Fass, associate professor of psychology.

All presentations are free and open to the public. Oral presentations will take place from 9:15 to 11:55 a.m. and 1:10 to 3:35 p.m. in Swarts Hall Rooms 105 and 111. Poster presentations by Pitt-Bradford students will take place from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in Dining Rooms A&B of the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

Oral presentations will be given by the following Pitt-Bradford students during the morning session in Room 105: Kristen Allison, a criminal justice major from Warren, “The Effects of Binge Drinking on Students’ Grade Point Average”; Lee Sorman, a criminal justice major from Pittsford, “A Comparative Analysis of Sex and Power, and Necrophilia Between Rapists and Serial Killers”; John Redington, a sociology major from Randolph, N.Y., “The College Athlete: A More Stressful Life?”; Immanuel Diamant, a psychology major from New Hope, “Traveling Abroad: The Significance in Undergraduate Development”; Carla Gigliotti, a sociology major from Port Allegany, “Surviving Single Parenthood”; and Tori Sanchez, a criminal justice major from Aurora, Ohio, “Racial Profiling in the Criminal Justice Field.”

During the morning session in Room 111, presentations will be made by Jennifer Sanders, a sociology major from Edinboro, “Saving the Family Farm”; Stephanie Pascarella, a psychology and sociology major from Bradford, “The Weather Made Me Do It: The Implications of Climate Change on Maladaptive Responses”; Brett Herzing, a criminal justice major from Ridgway, “Police Brutality”; Ashley Shade, a criminal justice major from Bradford, “Research on the Police Personality”; Valerie Donohue, a social studies education major from Havertown, “The Art of Baby Naming: How Parents Choose Names for Their Children”; Erin Bowen, a criminal justice major from Mansfield, “Comparing and Contrasting the Sexual Deviance, Sexual Frustrations and Sexual Gratification of Serial Killers Ted Bundy and Paul Bernardo”; and Flo Antrim, a social sciences major from Bradford “Problems Parents of Autistic Children Face and How They Cope.”

In the afternoon in Room 105, Pitt-Bradford students presenting will be A.J. Laganosky, an interdisciplinary arts major from Carlisle, “Battle of the Brutes: Behind the Scenes”; Gino Macioce, a criminal justice major from Verona, “The USA Patriot Act: An Important and Needed Tool for Law Enforcement”; Mike Reilly, a sociology major from McKees Rocks, “As Seen in the Movies”; Ryan Smith, a criminal justice major from Titusville, “Necrophilia Minds”; Tarah Lipps, an elementary education major from Bradford, “Does Preschool Help in School?”; and Christopher Cecchi, a criminal justice major from Portville, N.Y., “A Comparative Analysis of Serial Killers.”

Pitt-Bradford students presenting in the afternoon in Room 111 will be Zach Weart, a criminal justice major from Bradford, “Improving the Development of Friction Ridge Detail Deposits and Recovery on the Interior of Vinyl and Latex Gloves”; Lisa Moeke and Erin Baxter, both environmental studies majors from Bradford, “Trees of the Richard E. McDowell Trail”; Derilyn Heller, a psychology and sociology major from Bradford, “Female Body Image: Self-Perception and Perceptions of Other Women”; Tracy Tanner, a social sciences major from Smethport, “Life in a Nursing Home through the Eyes of its Certified Nursing Assistants: Can Quality Care be Improved by Empowering Certified Nursing Assistants?”; Patrick McAnaney, a criminal justice major from Blasdell, N.Y., “Women Serial Killers”; and Cora L. Hall, a sociology major from Smethport, “Children and Their Adult Caretakers in the Atmosphere of the Restaurant.”

Pitt-Bradford students making poster presentations are Katherine Pitner, a criminal justice major from Bradford, “Enhancement of Learning through Crime Scene Houses”; Dianna L. Wadlow, a psychology major from Eldred, “Infidelity: Association with Gender Stereotypes, Acts of Infidelity and Frequency of Acts on Attitudes of Infidelity”; Harold Yale, a psychology and history major from Kane, “Effects of Gender and Number of Bystanders on Helping Behavior”; Brian Guentter, a psychology major from Hatfield; William Smock, a biology and psychology major from Bradford, “Music Stereotype Activation Applied to Crime Scenarios”; Matt Gustin, a criminal justice major from Shinglehouse, “Criminal Profiling”; Jonathan McCracken, a psychology and biology major from Bradford; Laura Prechtl, a psychology and sociology major from Bradford; and Sara Hennesey, a psychology and sociology major from Warren.

Tourism To Be Spotlighted Thursday

Two guest speakers will be discussing the economic benefits of tourism and new developments in that industry at Thursday’s meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners.

The meeting starts at 11 am and is open to the public. It will be held in the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building. Those attending should use the North Main Street entrance. The meeting room is inside the first door to the left.


David Brooks, executive director of the Potter County Visitors Association, will be sharing details on tourism economics and several initiatives to attract visitors to the Pennsylvania Wilds, the U.S. Route 6 corridor through northern Pennsylvania, and Potter County in particular.

Mike Wennin, executive director of the Pennsylvania Lumber Heritage Region, will discuss that organization’s activities and plans to capitalize on northcentral Pennsylvania’s past to attract tourists.

Alzheimer's Clinic and Support Group to Meet at CCMH

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host its monthly Alzheimer’s Clinic and Support Group November 12 at the hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. New and existing patients and their families and caregivers are welcome to attend. For more information or to make an appointment, call 814/260-5208.


Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging will hold a Medicare Open Enrollment Event on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Virtual Incubator. The Virtual Incubator is located at 1630 State Rt 49 East in Colesburg, just outside of Coudersport.

Potter County AAA Apprise Counselors and Mark Prasko, PA Dept. of Aging Regional Apprise Coordinator will assist Medicare beneficiaries during the Medicare Open Enrollment Event.

Medicare beneficiaries who need assistance in choosing a Medicare plan for 2009 should attend this event. Open enrollment starts November 15th and ends on December 31st. Medicare beneficiaries who plan to attend the Medicare Open Enrollment Event should bring their Medicare card, all current insurance cards, any letters they received from CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), Social Security, PACE/PACENET, or employer/retirement based insurances. A list of current medications, including dosages must also be provided.

For more information about the Apprise Insurance Counseling Program, or to become an Apprise Volunteer, please call Apprise Counselors Darcy Shutt, BSW, or Susie Mainus at Potter County AAA, 814-544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.

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In an attempt to make it more convenient for Medicare beneficiaries, the Potter County AAA Apprise Counselors have established meetings in almost all Potter County communities this year to assist with "Open Enrollment". Medicare beneficiaries can also call the Potter County AAA to schedule an appointment time to come into Potter County Human Services.

In order to compare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and enroll Medicare beneficiaries in a Medicare plan there must be internet access for the Apprise Counselors.

The Virtual Incubator is set up with internet access at multiple work sites, thus more people can be served at the same time. There will be 3 staff available to help Medicare beneficiaries at the Virtual Incubator on November 19th.

The Apprise Counselor's schedule has been posted on this website and in all local medias. The December schedule will be forthcoming.

If anyone has questions about Medicare, or wishes to know when the Apprise Counselors will be in there area, please call the AAA at 814-544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.

Frances B. French, 104, Ankeny, IA, Formerly of Elmira, NY

Frances B. French, 104, of Ankeny, IA, formerly of Elmira, NY, died September 26, 2008.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 8, 2008 in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, PA.

Local arrangements are with the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold two informational events for prospective students next week.

The first event is an after-hours, informal session for prospective nontraditional and transfer students from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Admissions Office, which is located in Hanley Library. No appointment is necessary.

The admissions staff will be on hand with information on Pitt-Bradford programs and financial aid.

A second information session for both traditional and nontraditional prospective students will be held Saturday, Nov. 15. The session will begin at 1 p.m. and include a tour of campus and an opportunity to speak with an admissions counselor.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (814)362-7555 or (800)872-1787.

Working House Fire In Kane Borough

BREAKING NEWS:12:00 am-11-5-08
Kane and Mount Jewett firemen are responding to a working house fire at 511 Baird Street in the Borough of Kane in McKean County.

The first officer on the scene is reporting flames shooting from the rear of the structure.