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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Kate Day Sager Profiles The Successes Of A Little Girl From Ethiopia

Finding a new life

By Kate Day Sager
Olean Times Herald

BRADFORD, Pa. - As a little girl in Ethiopia, Marta Bosko remembers rummaging through garbage with her younger brother looking for something to eat in order to stay alive.

That experience, as well as enduring a hard life in an Ethiopian orphanage, gave little Marta an indelible will to survive. Now 18, Marta is a distinguished honor roll student and senior at Bradford Area High School and continues to have the resolve to survive, albeit it on her own. She said she wanted to share her story to let others know of the plight some children from her country have endured. More....

Spring Ends As Cold Front Moves In

This Bud's For You!!
This lilac bush in Roulette is sprouting buds on
November 15, 2008 in Spring like weather.
A cold front is moving in and predicted to drop
temperatures. Snow and flurries are predicted for
next week in the area.

Click the photo to see the size of the buds on this lilac bush

Christmas Bazaar Mobbed At Port Allegany Fire Hall

Lots of vendors and buyers at Port Bazaar
Solomon's words photographer Cynthia Jones checked
out the Star Hose Company's Christmas Bazaar today
at the Port Allegany Fire Hall.

She reported there were lots of vendors, and no
lack of buyers checking out their wares.

Warm rainy weather may have contributed to the large
turnout, as outside activities weren't too popular today.

The event was sponsored by the Star Hose Auxiliary

All photos by Solomon's words photographer Cynthia Jones
Click on any photo to view full screen (c) 2008

Murder Mystery Dinner Saturday Nite In Roulette

Murder Mystery Dinner

Saturday, November 15, 2008
at the Riverside United Methodist Church in Roulette
6:00 PM cost is $8.00

Menu is

Mashed Potatoes

Come have fun and help us solve the murder of world renowned turkey Chef Ramsey Gordon!!!

All proceeds will benefit the church building fund and their shares of ministry.

Area Obituaries

Mary M. Steadman, 86, formerly of Genesee, PA, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008. Arrangements, entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, are incomplete and will be announced.

Early Morning Structure Fire In Turtlepoint Saturday

Firemen from Port Allegany, Roulette, and Coudersport were called out after 5:00 am Saturday morning for a structure fire on the Pine Grove Road in the Turtlepoint area, north of Port Allegany.

Roulette stood by at Port Allegany and sent a tanker to the scene and Coudersport stood by for Roulette. More information is needed on this incident.

Local Extension Educator Offers Hunting Tips

Hunting Tips from Jim Clark

The November Issue of the Penn State Cooperative Extension Ag Safety Newsletter offered an article on hunter safety. The hunting season is upon us and local Extension Educator, Jim Clark, says these ten ideas every hunter should be aware of and follow.

Responsible hunters respect wildlife, landowners, and other hunters, as well as themselves. They support conservation efforts, encourage excellent marksmanship, obey all game laws, and always get permission to hunt on private property. Laws vary by state, city and county; so it’s important to check with local officials.

See these 10 great suggestions on Anne Holliday's 1490 NewsBlog

PA Trooper Charged With Taking Power Drill From Crime Scene

Trooper charged with stealing

Staff Writer--Courier Times

A 34-year-old state trooper has allegedly thrown away his six-year career in law enforcement for a broken power tool.

According to court documents filed Thursday, Chann E. Chhim, who is stationed at the Trevose Barracks in Bensalem, stole a Dewalt brand cordless power drill from a crime scene in August. More...

Allergy Alert

Seattle's Favorite Gourmet Cookies and Dessert Co Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Muffin Tops (November 14)
Sat, 15 Nov 2008 03:56:00 -0600

Seattle's Favorite Gourmet Cookies and Dessert Co. is recalling Orange Cranberry and Banana Nut Muffin Tops because they contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Corrie Anderson's Family Needs Your Help

Corrie Anderson's Family Begs for Help

36 year old Corrie Anderson has been missing since October 28th. Authorities have conducted an extensive search of Chautauqua County, using helicopters, atv's, k-9 units and on foot. But so far, there's been no sign of the mother of 3 from Ashville. Now, out of desperation, her family is begging for help.

"We really feel that somebody had to see something, somebody knows something and were just pleading for the people to come forward if they know anything at all, no matter how small" says Vicki Acquisto, Anderson’s mother.

State police say while they are continuing to follow leads in the investigation, they've exhausted all search options. But with hunters heading out in on Saturday, Anderson's family hasn't given up hope yet.

“We'd really appreciate it if the hunters, when there out there they would just be mindful and just watch for things that aren't normal or something that looks out of place, and not to monkey with it but to contact the police.” Vicki Acquisto, Corrie Anderson’s mother

Anderson lived less than one mile from the pa border. Her family is appealing to all PA and NY property owners to check their property for anything unusual, or clues that could lead the authorities to Corrie.

“Everybody has their ups and downs, you have your high points and your low points, and we're just trying to come together as a family and were trying to help each other through that. Zachery, who's 6 prays every night for his mom to come home because he misses his mom” says Autumn Boardman, Corrie Anderson’s Sister.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Corrie Anderson, you're asked to call state police at 716-665 -3113.

Second Pedestrian Dies In 2 Days In Warren Area

Another Walker Dies in Warren Co.

There's been another fatal accident involving a pedestrian in Warren County.

Police say 49-year-old Pamela Simpson of Sugar Grove was walking on Catlin Hill Road 4/10 of a mile south of the New York State line at about 7:30 Friday night when she was hit by a pickup truck driven by 20-year-old Justin Roberts of Ashville, New York.

Simpson was thrown into a ditch and died instantly.

No charges have been filed, but the accident remains under investigation.

On Thursday, 43-year-old Shirley Cearfoss was walking in the southbound lane of South State Street when she was hit by a Brinks Tour & Charter bus.

Police say because this is the second pedestrian fatality in two days, they are recommending that people walking along the road at night wear light-colored or reflective clothing and that they consider carrying a flashlight. They also advise people to move off the travel lanes as vehicles approach.

Area Obituaries Published In Full Free Of Charge

ELDRED — Hope A. Higley, 89, of the Jenny L. Manor, died Friday (Nov. 14, 2008) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Frame Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday.

COUDERSPORT — Theodora A. Everly, 57, formerly of Coudersport, died Thursday (Nov. 13, 2008) at the Darway Elder Care in Forksville.

Brothers Fight At Coudersport's Mosch's Tavern

WESB News: 11/15/08 - Brothers Involved in Coudy Bar Fight

One brother had to be taken to a hospital and the other was taken to jail after they got into bar fight Thursday night.

Police say 55-year-old Norton Cole and 44-year-old Timothy Cole got into a fight at Mosch's Tavern in Coudersport.

Timothy Cole suffered injuries to his face, including a severe contusion, scrapes, cuts and swelling. Norton Cole was charged with simple assault.

Grand Jury Indicts Alleged Rapist

WESB News: 11/15/08 - Olean Man Indicted on Rape Charge

An Olean man has been indicted on charges of rape and unlawful imprisonment.

21-year-old George Portlow Jr. allegedly made sexual advances toward a woman he had known for years.

The victim says when she resisted, Portlow put her in a choke hold, grabbed her hair and raped her. The alleged incident happened between June 17 and 18, in Olean.

Bradford Box Factory Lays Off 28 Shift Workers

WESB News: 11/15/08 - Georgia-Pacific Eliminates Third Shift

Georgia-Pacific's Bradford plant has eliminated its third shift, leaving 28 people temporarily out of work.

The layoff is expected to be temporary, and is a result of the country's economic situation. Company officials say if manufacturers don't need boxes for their products, Georgia-Pacific doesn't need to make the boxes.

The first and second shifts were not affected by the layoff.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Veteran Broadcaster Is Back On Internet Radio

By James Jones
The area's best known radio newscaster, marking 29 years this month, bringing news to the twin-tiers, has left Radio Station WFRM in Coudersport, PA.

Gerri Miller of Roulette has become a legend when it comes to gathering and disseminating news in the area.

She's a household name in a wide area of New York and Pennsylvania.

You could depend on her every day like clockwork to bring you the latest local news from the studio or in a remote broadcast from many locations in the listening area.

She has maintained a website for many years allowing people near and far to keep tabs on the news from the area.

Gerri is a pioneer in the news business devoting nearly half of her lifetime to her profession.

Gerri explains what happened:

"In a nutshell, Jayne James the former WFRM Sales Manager and Bob Schauer the former Chief Engineer tried to buy WFRM-AM from the owner Cary Simpson, at his urging. We spent 5 bitter months this summer negotiating in good faith despite the fact he never gave a definite price or list of what was available for purchase."

"In fact, he kept out some very important information, a contract
which he said was worth $60,000. He added that to the purchase price but forgot to send the information to our attorney in spite of repeated requests. So, our formal offer deducted that amount, but let him keep the revenues for five years."

"We had financing for the deal and a few times really believed we might
get the station we all had sacrificed and worked hard for. Simpson had promised all of us over the years that long-time employees would be taken care of and would have first chance on acquiring stations."

" He is 83 years old and is
selling off his stations. We are minority stockholders in the company which owns WFRM."

"We believe he never really was going to sell the station to us and
probably was surprised when we acquired the financing (especially because of what he paid us)."

" Anyway, he has reached a deal to sell the station out from
under us, to a competitor, at a price which is $10,000 lower than our ultimate offer."

Gerri continues "You can't just go down the road to start another radio station like you might a pizza shop or shoe store."

"The FCC licenses radio stations and has not allocated
any new licenses for this area of the country, if anywhere. However, recent legislation has made it much more feasible to "web-cast."

"Originally I had
planned a visual website with an audio news component but when I stumbled on information about web-casting this fall, we decided to go in that direction. We are adding things as we can and the programming will resemble AM 600's when we are done."

"The local news airs airs at 7:00, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. noon, 3:00,
4:00 and 5:00 p.m. and in between there are forecasts, calendars, music and more."

"We have gotten a terrific response from listeners all over the
world--Florida, Missouri, Utah, Germany as well as from people right here in our own backyard."

"It's just taking awhile to think outside the box but it's
fun! I feel bad that I have lost listeners who are not on the internet, but there was nothing else I could do."

" In trade, we are picking up fans all around
the world. There are devices which can be purchased to make your computer act like a radio so you can hear our broadcast anywhere in the house (or your office if the boss allows). I am researching the information and will pass along what I have to anyone who asks. "

"I know the technology is changing so I
believe one day you will be able to pick us up in your car."

"I devoted 29 years, almost half my life, to writing news for WFRM. It's what I know best so this is a way to keep doing what I love to do and I hope as many of WFRM's listeners as are able will join us at"
Gerri has set up a new studio on Fishing Creek Road in Roulette, PA where she will be broadcasting music 24 hours a day, newscasts will air at 7:00, 8:00, and 10:00 a.m. and noon, 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m., along with weather, and community events.

Advertisers can reach her at 814-544-7479 or you can email her at

Here are the links to Gerri's websites:

Black Forest Broadcasting (Radio)

Christmas Extravaganza At Consistory Saturday

Coudersport Consistory's

4th Annual

Christmas Extravaganza

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008

Door open to Vendors at 7:00am

Lunch Available--Plenty of free parking
(No Electricity at tables)

1-Table w/2 chairs $15.00
2-Tables w/2 chairs $25.00

Crafts-Baked Goods-Collectibles

Christmas Bazaar At Port Allegany Fire Hall

NY Deer Season Opens Saturday

Olean Times Herald
The weather forecast for Saturday’s opening day of deer gun season calls for rain and windy weather with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. More....

Former Olean Times Herald Publisher Dead At 86

Grey Fitzpatrick, former publisher, dies at age 86

OLEAN - Grey Fitzpatrick, a visionary former publisher of the Olean Times Herald who guided the paper into the digital age, died Thursday.

He was 86. More...

Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday (Nov. 18, 2008) at 11 a.m. in St. Mary of the Angels Church, with Father Gregory J. Dobson, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery, Olean.

Appeals Court Says No To Trial For Bucky Phillips

WESB News: 11/14/08 - Court Denies 'Bucky's' Appeal

An appeals court in Rochester has turned down a bid by Ralph "Bucky" Phillips to withdraw his guilty pleas and go to trial.

The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court upheld Phillips' pleas in a decision issued this afternoon. The panel of judges says the 46-year-old Phillips voluntarily admitted his intention to kill a trooper who was staking out his former girlfriend's in Chautauqua County.

Phillips was convicted of shooting three troopers, one of them fatally, while on the run for five months in 2006. He was captured in a Warren County field, ending one of the largest manhunts in state history.

Port Allegany Bridges To Reopen Tuesday

WESB News: 11/14/08 - Route 6 Bridges to Re-Open on Tuesday

PennDOT expects to open both Route 6 bridges in Port Allegany on Tuesday.

One bridge spans the Allegheny River. The other spans the railroad tracks. Once the bridges are open, PennDOT will lift the detour around the project.

Work to replace the bridges that were about 65 years old began in late February. Miscellaneous finish work will take place on the project in the spring of 2009

Water Rescue Underway Near Cornplanter Cemetery

BREAKING NEWS: 6:00 pm-11-14-08
Bradford Area emergency services are assisting Cattaragus County units in search for a person in the water when a boat overturned. One person reportedly reached land, while the second is reported holding on to the overturned boat. A command point has been set up at Willow Bay.

The overturned boat is reported to be in the area of the Cornplanter cemetery.

Update: 6:15 pm---The second person is reported out of the water.

UPDATE:6:40 pm Medic 1 is dispatched to meet Seneca ambulance enroute to the hospital with the second victim of the overturned boat.

News: 11/15/08 -Two Men Rescued from Reservoir An off-duty Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Deputy and his son rescued two fishermen whose boat capsized in the Kinzua reservoir at the state line Friday evening.

Brian Mohr and his son were returning to their camp on the banks of the reservoir when they heard the men calling for help several hundred feet from shore. Mohr and his son went into the water and pulled one of the men to shore.

The Salamanca City Fire Department Water Rescue Team got the second man out of the water. 46-year-old Francis Parry of Spencer, New York, and 52-year-old Arthur Jacobson of Salamanca were taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center, where they were treated and released.

Market Drops 338 Points

It was sunny in Roulette for a while this afternoon causing the Dow to drop 338 points.

Police Reports From

Black Forest Broadcasting
Please be advised our live internet newscasts will air at 7:00, 8:00, and 10:00 a.m. and noon, 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Click here to listen. Music, news, sports, weather.

Gerri Miller--Marking 29 years bringing news to the twin tiers this month.

November 13, 2008

From our NEW Fishing Creek Studio: Cloudy, Thursday's high: 40, overnight low, 50, 1/10 inch of precipitation. (Temperature rose through the night)

Chain Saw Causes Car Wreck

Kane-based state police are looking for the owner of a chain saw which caused a one-vehicle crash last night on Route 6 in Wetmore Township. Troopers say Charles Sisler of Bradford was headed east when his Chrysler New Yorker struck the saw which had been lying in the eastbound lane. The impact damaged the sedan’s undercarriage and while Sisler was inspecting the damage, the area near the car’s gas tank burst into flames. Sisler’s four passengers were able to get out safely. The blaze was extinquished by Officer Snyder of the Kane Borough Police Department before volunteer firefighters arrived on the scene. Police say anyone who would like to claim the saw, may contact them at the Kane Barracks, 778-5555.

Flagstone Theft Probed

Troopers at Kane say they are investigating the theft of some flagstone from a quarry located off of Newell Creek Road in Annin Township. Sometime since mid-September, a known suspect is alleged to have removed several pallets of flagstone belonging to Joseph Johnson of Eldred who is leasing the quarry from Frank Albany.

Driver Cited for DUI

A Smethport woman has been charged with DUI after being stopped early Sunday morning on The Wilcox/Clermont Road in Sergeant Township, McKean County. Renae Burt, 41, was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation and was reportedly determined to be under the influence of alcohol.

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January 9 Deadline For Leadership Potter County

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.

County Financial Study Winding Down

Potter County Today

Consultants from Susquehanna Group Advisors (SGA) are winding up their comprehensive study that will lead to recommendations on ways to improve and upgrade Potter County’s financial management system. The county was awarded a $50,000 Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development (DCED) grant to cover most of the study’s costs. The expected outcome will be a guideline for the county to follow in order to achieve financial stability far into the future.

The following areas have been targeted for specific attention: technology, revenue enhancement and expenditure control. SGA’s operating premise is that, through technological upgrades, the county can reduce expenditures, increase efficiency and provide a higher level of service.

SGA will soon be presenting a multi-year financial management program and strategies, including a system of monitoring and trend analysis, as well as suggestions for reducing costs and increasing revenue from sources other than taxes.

Murder Mystery Dinner Saturday Nite In Roulette

Murder Mystery Dinner

Saturday, November 15, 2008
at the Riverside United Methodist Church in Roulette
6:00 PM cost is $8.00

Menu is

Mashed Potatoes

Come have fun and help us solve the murder of world renowned turkey Chef Ramsey Gordon!!!

All proceeds will benefit the church building fund and their shares of ministry.

Thomas Jefferson Dinner Thursday At Crittenden

Thomas Jefferson Presidential Dinner

The Potter County Education Council will be sponsoring a Thomas Jefferson Presidential Dinner at the Hotel Crittenden on Thursday, November 20. Meet and greet Gus Jaccaci as Thomas Jefferson begining at 6 pm with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event will be $25 per person and may be purchased at the Ed Council or the Virtual Incubator. Speaking as Thomas Jefferson, from the year 2040, Gus Jaccaci addresses the challenges of our time and reveals the creative steps Americans will take in the coming decades to reinvent our politics, our economy and our relationship with all life. All proceeds go to the Leadership Potter County Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 274-4877.

Charges to be filed against “Peeping Tom”

Listen to Gerri Miller on Black Forest Broadcasting

A Mechanicsburg man is facing charges of criminal trespass for an incident allegedly taking place at about 10:00 o’clock Monday night on Skinner Creek Road in Liberty Township, McKean County.

Authorities claim Debbie Bidwell say James Wolfe looking through her bedroom window and told police she had warned him numerous times to stay off her property. Read more area news on

New Contract Didn't Save Alstom Jobs In Hornell

Canisteo Valley News
47 workers at Alstom were given notice on Thursday at the Alstom Factory in Hornell. Some of them were terminated right away, others were informed that they would be laid off in the future.

Missing Sykesville Woman To Be Featured On "America's Most Wanted" Saturday Night

'America's Most Wanted' teams with state police in search for Joey Offutt

Courier Express

DUBOIS - The state police and the "America's Most Wanted" television show have partnered up to highlight the case of the year-long search for Joey Lynn Offutt in search of leads.

America's Most Wanted airs at 9 p.m. Saturday on Fox TV. The show highlights the search for Offutt. More information is also sought on the death of her infant child.

The investigation continues by members of Troop C of the state police into a structure fire about 4 a.m. July 12, 2007, at 90 Dr. Fugate Drive in Sykesville. The fire consumed a large portion of the residence and an investigation by the state police fire marshal unit concluded the fire was intentionally set. More.....

Area Obituaries Published In Full Free Of Charge

COUDERSPORT — Helen Marie Brown, 65, of Coudersport, died Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2008) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Corbett Gets 2 More Internet Sex Creeps

Attorney General Corbett announces arrest of two Internet predators in Clearfield County; 177 total arrests by Child Predator Unit

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced that agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit have arrested two Clearfield County men who are both accused of using the Internet to sexually proposition what they believed were 13-year old girls, as well as sending sexually explicit webcam videos. The "girls" were actually undercover agents from the Child Predator Unit who were using the online profiles of children.

Corbett identified the defendants as Michael Shawn Whelpley, 38, 181 Mockingbird Lane, Brockway, and Randall Scott Luzier, 30, 314 Little Clearfield Creek Road, Olanta.

"Both of these men are accused of using Internet chat rooms to sexually proposition what they believed were young girls," Corbett said. "It is important for parents to understand how quickly online conversations between their children and strangers can progress to sexual conversations, the transmission of graphic photos or webcam videos and, in some cases, attempts to arrange face-to-face meetings for sex."

Corbett said that in addition to sexual conversations, Whelpley and Luzier are both accused of using computer webcams to transmit nude images of themselves to the undercover agents.

Michael Shawn Whelpley

Whelpley-CPU176-arrest-250x275.jpgCorbett said that Whelpley, using the screen name "messiah236," used an Internet chat room to approach an undercover agent on September 20, 2008. At the time, the agent was using the online profile of a 13-year old girl.

According to the criminal complaint, Whelpley confirmed the girl's age and asked to exchange photos, commenting that he was, "old enough to be your dad."

Corbett said that as the online chat continued, Whelpley allegedly explained in graphic detail the sex acts he wished to perform with the girl. Whelpley is also accused of sending the girl a webcam video that showed him nude and masturbating in front of his computer.

Whelpley was arrested at his home on Wednesday, November 12th, by agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit, assisted by officers from the Sandy Township Police Department. Agents also executed a search warrant, seizing computer equipment that will be analyzed by the Attorney General's Computer Forensics Unit as part of an ongoing investigation.

Whelpley is charged with one count of unlawful contact with a minor and one count of criminal use of a computer, both third-degree felonies which are each punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 fines.

Whelpley was preliminarily arraigned before Dubois Magisterial District Judge Patrick N. Ford and lodged in the Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 21st, at 11:45 a.m., before Magisterial District Judge Ford.

Randall Scott Luzier

Luzier-CPU177-arrest.jpg Corbett said that Luzier, using the screen name "rndyluzier," allegedly used an Internet chat room to approach an undercover agent in March 2008. At the time, the agent was using the online profile of a 13-year old girl.

According to the criminal complaint, Luzier requested photos of the girl, specifically asking for "any sexy ones." Luzier also allegedly questioned the girl about her sexual experience, asking her, "have u ever messed around like dirty things," and later explaining that he meant, "just sex with me."

Corbett said that during a series of online chats over the next several weeks Luzier allegedly asked the girl to send him additional photos, urging her to get a digital camera so that she could, "take a naughty pic and send it to me."

According to the criminal complaint, Luzier sent the girl a webcam video that showed him nude and masturbating in front of his computer. Luzier also allegedly asked the girl to get her own webcam so that she could send videos to him, telling her he wanted to see her "naked body" and later commenting, "if you luv me u would get one."

Luzier was arrested at his home on Wednesday, November 12th, by agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit, assisted by Pennsylvania State Police from the Clearfield Station. Agents also executed a search warrant at Luzier's home, seizing computer equipment that will be analyzed by the Attorney General's Computer Forensics Unit as part of an ongoing investigation.

Luzier is charged with two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, two counts of criminal attempted obscene and sexual performances and two counts of criminal use of a computer, all third-degree felonies which are each punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 fines.

Luzier was preliminarily arraigned via video conference before Houtzdale Magisterial District Judge James L. Hawkins and lodged in the Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 19th, at 9:45 a.m., in Clearfield County Central Court.

Internet Dangers

Corbett said that since the creation of the Child Predator Unit in January 2005, agents have arrested 177 Internet predators from across Pennsylvania and several other states, including 66 arrests so far this year.

Corbett cautioned parents and children to be alert for adults who sexually proposition them, send explicit photos or videos or try to arrange face-to-face meetings. He encouraged parents to discuss Internet safety with their children, including the danger of meeting strangers who approach them online, and advised parents to ask their children to show them what they are doing online.

Corbett noted that suspected Internet predators can be reported to the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit by using the "report a predator" link, located on the front page of the Attorney General's website, at, or by calling the Child Predator Hotline, at 1-800-385-1044.

Internet safety tips and other information are available in the "Operation Safe Surf" and "Just for Kids" sections of the Attorney General's website. Organizations interested in materials, speakers or presentations, contact the Attorney General's Education and Outreach Office at 1-800-525-7642 or via email at

(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)

Coudersport Sports Boosters Say Thanks

The Coudersport Sports Boosters would like to express our appreciation to all of those who supported us in the concession stand as volunteers, and for those who supported us as consumers.

Our Sports Booster’s Club is an organization that supports all of our Athletes. Our primary money is made at the Football and track events.

Our Club is looking for new members who would be willing to continue this program in the future years. This current team has 8-21 years of experience with making decisions that have benefited the sports programs.

As you know people come and people go and we need to start thinking ahead for when that time may come. To continue this program we need dedicated people willing to learn the process to ensure the success for the future and fill any vacant spots along the way.

This program has been in place for 30 plus years. We would like to see it continue, but it does take support. While we are grateful for those who help in the stand, it will take leaders to manage the stand.

Our group meets once a month from August to November and then from January to May. We meet at 6pm every 4th Monday at the High School.

We hope this message will spark an interest in many who want to see this program continue. Feel free to contact Pam Sprouse @ 274-9171 with any questions.

Stock Market Jumps Up 552 Points

The Dow jumped up today, after yesterday's news of higher unemployment, the bankruptcy filing of Circuit City, and President Bush finally agreeing that the world is in a recession, but the real reason for the surge is because it rained in Roulette today. So much for playing the market.

Scarnati: Reflect on Succeses of CBK

1490 NewsBlog
WARREN- Due to the unfortunate passing of Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati will be the next Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The swearing-in and transition of Senator Scarnati will be determined in the near future.

Under the state constitution Scarnati is required to hold both Lieutenant Governor and State Senate positions at the same time. More...


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold a forum next week on planning for graduate school.

The forum will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Lauren Yaich, associate professor of biology; Dr. Warren Fass, associate professor of psychology; Jason Honeck, assistant professor of athletic training; and Melissa Ibanez, director of financial aid; will present information and answer questions on a variety of topics.

Those topics may include selecting a graduate school program, obtaining letters of reference, deciding if graduate school is a good fit, identifying how graduate school is different from undergraduate school, writing a thesis versus taking comprehensive exams, taking graduate admission tests, obtaining assistantships and fellowships, selecting a university and writing a personal essay.

Each person attending will receive a free graduate school guide.
Light refreshments will be provided.

The forum is sponsored by Pitt-Bradford Career Services, the Nontraditional Student Association and TRiO Student Support Services.

Health Careers Awareness Day Slated for Nov. 14 at Charles Cole Memorial Hopsital

Health Careers Awareness Day will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. November 14 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, in the Irwin Medical Arts Center Connecting Link.

The event, sponsored by CCMH, Sweden Valley Manor, Pennsylvania Career Link Potter County, and the Potter County Education Council, will provide information on numerous health care career opportunities including clinical positions, housekeeping, food service, clerical, support staff, maintenance, and more.

Those looking for work or a career change are encouraged to explore the types of careers available in the health care industry. For more information, call PA Career Link at 814/274-9330.

Potter County Education Council Schedule

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.

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 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 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.