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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Flat Bed Dump Truck For Sale---$4,000.

1992 Ford F-600 Flat Bed Dump Truck For Sale

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1992 Ford F-600 Flat bed dump truck with Ford diesel engine and 6 speed transmission. Bed is 14 foot 6 inches long, has power up and power down on hoist. 155,000 miles on truck. I want $4,000.00 after I overhaul the engine. Will need back tires for inspection. You can call 814/544/7400 or email

Snowmobile Accident In Abbott Township


Stations 10 and 19 Dispatched For Snowmobile Accident

Station 10 (Galeton) and Station 19 (Germania) have been dispatched at 18:40 in Abbot Township, Bach Hollow Road for a snowmobile accident reported 1 person ejected and unresponsive. Chief 10-10, Rescue 10-8, Patrol 19 -4, Engine 19-1, Chief 19-10 all responded. Life Flight 2 responded with a 30 minute ETA. Chief 10-10 had command.

Genesee Dispatched For Structure Fire

BREAKING NEWS:6:20pm--1-24-09
Genesee Firemen, Dept. 37, have been dispatched with a full response to assist Whitesville, NY at a structure fire between Whitesville and Independence. Ulysses Dept. 47 has been sent to cover Genesee's district. 6:28pm--Genesee and Ulysses units have been recalled.

Snowmobile Accident Reported In Shinglehouse

BREAKING NEWS:5:19pm-1-24-09
Shinglehouse Fire Dept. 39 is responding to a call for a land rescue on the Horse Run Road where a person has been reported injured in a snowmobile accident. The victim was transported to the Olean hospital by Shinglehouse ambulance with Medic 10 assisting.

Who's Paid Back Cost Of Living Raises--WHTM TV

WHTM TV VIDEO--A list from the Treasury Department shows not all legislators have returned their COLA as promised.

Prescription Drug Assistance Available Through PACE, PACENET

Senior citizens who rely on prescription drugs to stay healthy may qualify for financial assistance through the state’s PACE and PACENET prescription drug assistance programs, according to Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

PACE and PACENET offer comprehensive prescription coverage to older Pennsylvanians and covers most medications that require prescriptions, including insulin, syringes and insulin needles.

There are no premiums or monthly fees charged to people who enroll. These programs do not cover over-the-counter medicines, medical equipment or doctor, hospital, dental or vision services.

Eligibility restrictions for PACE require that applicants be a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 90 consecutive days prior to application. Additionally, applicants must be age 65 or older and have a total income for the preceding calendar year of less than $14,500 for a single person, or less than $17,700 combined for a married couple living together.

PACENET applicants must also be a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 90 consecutive days prior to application and be age 65 or older. For PACENET, applicants must have had a total income for the preceding calendar year of between $14,500 and $23,500 for a single person, or between $17,700 and $31,500 combined for a married couple living together.

Individuals who believe they qualify for PACE or PACENET can contact Causer’s office at 78 Main St., First Floor, in Bradford, 814-362-4400, or at 2 Allegany Ave. in Coudersport, 814-274-9769. Or log on to for additional information.

Scarnati Shocked Over State Vehicle Accountability

WESB News: 01/24/09 - Scarnati: Report is 'Jaw-Dropping'

According to a report issued yesterday by auditor general Jack Wagner, the Rendell administration is doing a bad job of tracking the use and maintenance of state cars.

Lt. Governor Joe Scarnati says the report is jaw-dropping, and shows that the administration is unable to ensure the responsible use of taxpayer money.

Senator Mike Folmer, who is sponsoring a bill intended to increase accountability as it relates to the use of state-owned vehicles says "This is a scathing report that reveals an appalling disregard for the taxpayers. There is a desperate need for reform and transparency in the management of state vehicles."See complete article in Anne Holliday's 1490 NewsBlog

Calendar Of Events From

January 24 & 25

The East Fork Sportsmen’s Club will hold its 12th annual Coyote Hunt. Mailed registrations are due January 22. Participants may also sign up between 4:00 and 10:00 p.m. Friday, January 23 are the clubhouse. Registration is $5.00 per person plus $1.00 administration fee. Participants must be a member of the club, but memberships will be available during the registration. Fee is $7.00. Proceeds will go toward the cash prizes.

January 25

The Coudersport Lions Club’s 3rd Annual Chili for Charity will be held at the Coudersport Fire hall from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adults $6, $3 for children 12 and under. Menu includes chili, cornbread, beverage and dessert. Proceeds will benefit the Potter County Meals on Wheels and current Lions Club projects.

January 25

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Norwich Township Volunteer Fire Department and American Legion P:ost 976 in Crosby will have a spaghetti dinner from 2 to 6 pm at the Crosby Fire Hall to benefit 13 month old Wyatt Custer who has been diagnosed with stage one neuroblastoma. He is the son of Kyle Custer and Pamela Lathrop. Take-outs will be available by calling the fire hall.

6 Year Old Left On Bus--WNEP TV Video

Horesheads, NY Man Arrested By AG's Internet Unit

Child Predator Unit Nabs NY Man

Attorney General Tom Corbett announced that agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit have arrested an upstate New York man accused of using the Internet to send sexually explicit webcam videos to what he believed was a 13-year-old girl from suburban Philadelphia. The "girl" was actually an undercover agent who was using the online profile of a young girl.

Corbett identified the defendant as Richard Lynn Alred, 45, 603 Hillingdon Way, Horseheads, NY.

Corbett said that Alred, a technician for a fire equipment company, allegedly used preteen Internet chat rooms to approach an undercover agent from the Child Predator Unit. During these initial chats, Alred allegedly used several different screen names and posed as teenage boys.

According to the criminal complaint, Alred repeatedly asked the undercover agents to send him nude photos, commenting, "I would love to see you with your shirt off and your bra off." At one point Alred allegedly offered to give the girl a digital camera or webcam so that she could send nude photos, telling her, "I can mail it to you," and "I will get you a webcam."

Corbett said that Alred expressed a desire to meet the girl for sex, stating, "I wanna take your clothes off," and, "I want you to be in my bed." He also allegedly described in graphic detail the sex acts he wished to perform with the girl and sent several webcam videos that showed him nude and masturbating in front of his computer. Read more on 1490 NewsBlog...

More PA Weekly Newspapers Close Up Shop

Journal Register folds 2 Bucks weeklies

Bucks County Courier Times

The Doylestown Patriot and New Hope Gazette ceased publication Friday, two days after their publisher, the Journal Register Co., closed another Upper Bucks weekly newspaper.

"Today marks the final issue of the Doylestown Patriot," read a front-page notice in that paper. "We appreciate the loyalty of our readers and advertisers through the years."

A similar notice appeared Friday on the front page of the New Hope Gazette, and on Wednesday in the Quakertown Free Press.

Quakertown won't be without a weekly newspaper for long. United Publishing, a company that publishes three small weekly newspapers in New Jersey, has announced it will launch a new newspaper called the Quakertown Gazette to fill the void left by the Free Press. More...

Austin School Hosts Lt. Gov./Senator Joe Scarnati

Lt. Gov./Senator Joe Scarnati talks to Austin 1st graders
Photos provided by Clark Lerch

Scarnati learns about Classrooms for the Future Friday at Austin Area School District

SMETHPORT — State Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, R-Brockway, received an in-depth look Friday at how the 14 school districts in Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine are using the grant funding from Classrooms for the Future.

CFF is a state initiative that enables classroom teachers to implement technology into the curriculum while preparing students for the ever-changing technological world.

The Austin Area School District hosted Scarnati, also the state’s lieutenant-governor, and superintendents and technology coordinators for the other 13 IU Nine districts and administrative staff from IU Nine. During the visit, Scarnati had the opportunity to see samples of student and teacher technological projects that have been made possible through CFF funding. More...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Flat Bed Dump Truck For Sale

1992 Ford F-600 Flat Bed Dump Truck For Sale

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1992 Ford F-600 Flat bed dump truck with Ford diesel engine and 6 speed transmission. Bed is 14 foot 6 inches long, has power up and power down on hoist. 155,000 miles on truck. I want $4,000.00 after I overhaul the engine. Will need back tires for inspection. You can call 814/544/7400 or email

WHTM TV--Video Link--Rendell On State Job Cuts

Video Link To Gov. Rendell On Job Cuts

North Central May Be Able To Help Struggling Businesses

Taken from an article in the Progress News

Pat Brennan of North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission reviewed the revolving loan fund account and noted that North Central is offering a program for at-risk businesses which have recently faced economic setbacks and may be struggling to stay afloat.

The businesses will work with a consultant out of Erie. Ms. Brennan said North Central currently has six businesses in the program, and the program is available to others.

Former Clearfield Man Recovers Jet From Hudson

Hudson River plane crash...
Former Clearfield man directs recovery

Friday, January 23, 2009

By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer
Clearfield Progress News

Former Clearfield resident David Hoy of Brooklyn, N.Y., was asked to do a job that no one else has ever done before - retrieve an intact airliner from the Hudson River.

Mr. Hoy is a dive master for Weeks Marine of Cranford, N.J., and was the supervisor of the operation to retrieve U.S. Airways Flight 1549 from the Hudson River.

On Jan. 15, the Airbus A320 landed in the Hudson River just off of Manhattan Island after both its engines failed shortly after takeoff. Multiple bird strikes are the suspected cause of the crash. More...

Phones Fail Again In Another Pennsylvania County

Breaking News
Phone Problems in Schuylkill County
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2009 07:09 PM
If you have an emergency and cannot get help by phone, you should go to the nearest fire station for assistance.

Schuylkill County 911 reports that county-wide phone problems have been corrected.

The issue surfaced around 6 p.m. Friday and was resolved less than three hours later, according to emergency dispatchers. The problems were with 911 service, local calling, local long distance and cell phones. Dispatchers said service was intermittent with calls going through at some times but not others.

Dispatchers in Schuylkill County attributed the phone problems to a timing issue with a key piece of equipment.

New Rules For PA Scrap Dealers-WNEP TV

Winter Frolic Saturday Jan. 24 At Charles Cole

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Brother Takes Stand In Trial--WNEP TV Video

County Signs 3 Year Labor Contract

New PCHS Union Contract Signed

countyflagA three-year agreement between the Potter County Commissioners and the labor union representing employees at Potter County Human Services was signed on Thursday. It covers the period of 2009-11, with increases in pay and slight changes in health insurance and other provisions.

Negotiating teams representing the county and Pa. Social Services Union Local 668 met several times last year to work out the contract, assisted by a mediator from the Pa. Labor Relations Board.

The commissioners have also reached contract terms with a separate labor union representing about 18 employees of the Potter County Jail for 2009-11. Negotiations will begin later this year with two separate unions, representing county office employees and the Probation Department. Those employees are working under terms of labor agreements that expire on Dec. 31, 2009. Potter County Today

Should Potter County Help With Coudy Pool Expenses?

County Asked To Help With Pool

Coudersport Borough officials are asking the county for help as part of an effort to keep the community’s swimming pool open despite rising costs and declining revenue. One area in which the county might be able to assist is through federal funds already alloted to Potter County in this year’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

cdbg082CDBG is a long-established program that channels federal money through the state to local governments, supporting a broad range of projects to stimulate the economy and benefit low- and moderate-income residents. Although the Potter County Commissioners are ultimately responsible for designating how the money will be spent, the administrative responsibilities have for many years fallen to the county’s Redevelopment Authority.

This year, Potter County is expected to receive about $220,000. Boroughs and townships in Potter County must submit their applications to the Redevelopment Authority no later than Feb. 6.

Based on the income requirements and other factors, the Coudersport Community Swimming Pool would not be eligible for traditional CDBG funding. However, CDBG money could be used for certain aspects of a pool renovation plan, such as installation of handicapped accessibility provisions.

A public meeting will be held for input on the CDBG spending plan once it is proposed by the Redevelopment Authority. The commissioners have until mid-March to adopt the plan and submit it to the Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development.

Anyone with questions about the CDBG program should contact Joe Pagano at the Redevelopment Authority office, telephone 274-7031. Potter County Today

Emporium Residents Injured In Rt. 255 Crash

3-Vehicle Crash Closes Road

Two people were hurt in a three-vehicle crash that closed down Route 255 in Jay Township for several hours this afternoon.

Police say a car driven by 78-year-old Mary Youngmark of Byrnedale was coming out of a driveway when it pulled into the path of an S-U-V driven by 74-year-old Chauncey Logue of Emporium.

When Logue tried to avoid that collision, he hit a tractor-trailer head-on. The tractor-trailer traveled off the road, where it hit a utility pole and mailboxes before coming to rest in a yard.

Logue and his passenger, 66-year-old Dorothy Logue suffered unspecified injuries.
Youngmark and the driver of the tractor-trailer, 32-year-old Anthony Miller of Middle Berry, Indiana, weren't hurt.

The tractor-trailer and SUV had to be towed from the scene. Police say charges will be filed against Youngmark.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Figurative pieces, documentary work and miniature objects by photographer Ward Roe will be featured in an art exhibition starting Jan. 30 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The People, Places, Things: Photography Exhibition, showcased through Feb. 27 at the KOA Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall, is a part of the University’s Spectrum Series.

The exhibition will open with a talk by Roe from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Webb/Bradford Forest Rehearsal Hall in Blaisdell Hall. A reception will follow in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby in Blaisdell Hall.
More than 40 photographs in the exhibit will feature landscapes, iconography, pop culture and the human figure. “These photographic works reveal not only a broad and diverse range of subject matters, but also the moments lost in time,” said Kong Ho, associate professor of art at Pitt-Bradford.

“Most of his black-and-white photographs shown in this exhibition carry a sense of uneasy feeling with sad comedic implication.”
Ward described his work in his artist’s statement: “Some of the pictures are quirky, atypical viewpoints or banal subjects photographed in ways that alter their context.

In some cases these are downright funny. Other pictures are sadly poetic and tinged with melancholy.”
An art professor at Keystone College in La Plume, Roe earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Binghamton University and a master of fine arts degree from Marywood University. His work has appeared in The Photo Review, an international quarterly journal.

KOA Art Gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Fridays. The art gallery is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at 814-362-7609 or
More information about the Spectrum Series is available by contacting Patty Colosimo, assistant director of arts programming, at (814) 362-5271.

Statewide Victim Notification System In McKean Co. Now

SAVIN Now in McKean County

1490 NewsBlog
The Pennsylvania Statewide Automatic Victim Information Notification System is now available to residents of McKean County who have been victims of a crime.

The program will notify victims who have registered about changes in the status of the person who committed a crime against them.

Information available to victims includes release, transfer or escape from prison; placement on work release; posting of bail; getting admitted to a hospital; and death.

Notifications are made with a phone call or email. People can register online at or by calling 1-866-9PA-SAVIN.

Listen to the comments of McKean County District Attorney John Pavlock HERE.

SAVIN was introduced to Potter County earlier this year.

Ski For Cancer Saturday, Jam. 24 At Westline Inn

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Elevated Natural Gas Found in Four Water Wells, But Not in Nearby Homes
HARRISBURG – An ongoing Department of Environmental Protection investigation in Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, has discovered elevated natural gas levels in four water wells, but not at levels that pose a risk of danger. Gas has not been found in any of the nearby homes.

DEP has worked since Jan. 1 to identify the source of elevated natural gas levels in water wells along Carter Road. Investigators assessed water wells and living space at more than 20 residences in the rural area about 25 miles north of Scranton.

“This is an ongoing process and we will continue to evaluate and investigate areas around homes and wells,” said Department of Environmental Protection Northeast Regional Director Mike Bedrin. “Three additional residents alerted us early this week about possible natural gas in and around their homes and the department acted quickly, mobilizing staff and investigating the area.”

Using a diagnostic procedure called isotopic analysis, the department sampled gas from two nearby gas wells, a pipeline and two water wells in an attempt to determine the source of the migrating gas. Isotopic analysis compares the chemistry of the gas from the various sources to determine if there are chemical similarities. The results analysis is ongoing.

The department is also reviewing records from recently drilled wells in the area.

DEP is sending letters to residents in the study area regarding the investigation and providing information about precautions that residents can take.

Drinking water standard limitations have not been established for natural gas and associated health risks have not been identified.

Harley Davidson Cuts 340 Jobs In York County

Harley Cutting Jobs; York Plant to Shrink Operations
Milwaukee, Wisc. - Harley-Davisdon Inc. says it will cut 1,100 jobs nationwide over two years, scale back operations and lower motorcycle shipments to deal with the current economic environment.

Harley says it will consolidate its paint and frame operations at its assembly facility in York County. Workers told abc27 News the company is laying off 340 employees at the Springettsbury Township plant. More...

Investment Pros Optimistic about Economy

Jobless claims and the general state of the economy have many wondering if and when the market will ever recover. Local investment pros believe things will begin to look up soon.

Watch Video from WHTM TV abc27

Coudersport Would Be Great Location For School

State board proposes no-frills colleges

HARRISBURG -- As college students face mounting debt, state education officials yesterday proposed a new kind of higher-education institution that would offer a "low-cost, no frills" bachelor's degree.

The schools would have no sports teams, no extracurriculars, no glittering fitness center and no plum dorm rooms.

They instead would offer an accelerated, year-round program and be somewhat similar to a community college, but they would offer four-year degrees as opposed to two-year associate degrees.

The State Board of Education's Higher Education Council unveiled the proposal yesterday as part of a three-page "white paper" that also includes nine other ideas calling for more financial aid for students, additional and expanded community colleges, and more money for state-supported schools. The proposals will be forwarded to Gov. Ed Rendell and the House and Senate for consideration. More...

NY Governor To Announce Senate Appointment

Today at Noon - Watch Gov. Paterson Senate Announcement LIVE on

New York Governor David Paterson is expected to announce his choice for the US Senate seat at noon Friday. He's called for state Democrats to join him in Albany this Friday morning for a meeting before he makes the decision official.

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Quakertown Weekly Newspaper Quits

Free Press ceases publication


After nearly 130 years covering the Quakertown area, The Free Press has printed its last issue.

The Free Press is no more.

The weekly newspaper, which covered the Quakertown and Palisades communities, printed its final issue Wednesday after nearly 130 years in the business, according to a notice in its masthead.

"Today marks the final issue of The Free Press," read the front page notice. "We appreciate your loyalty and thank you for letting us serve your community." More...

Amish Man Held In Contempt For Outhouse

Amish man chooses jail in sewage dispute

The Tribune-Democrat
EBENSBURG — A deeply religious Amish man said Thursday that he is prepared to go to jail rather than bring two Amish school outhouses into compliance with sewage laws and paying costs and fines for violations.

Andy Swartzentruver of Barr Township, a member of an ultraconservative Swartzentruver Amish sect, was held in contempt of court by Judge Norman Krumenacker for failing to have the outhouses in compliance and for failing to pay the costs and fine, totaling about $1,600.

Unless Swartzentruver brings them into compliance and pays the costs and fines within 30 days, he’ll face a possible sentence of up to six months in jail and an additional fine, the judge said. More...

Gas Drillers Fix Blown Up Well--WNEP TV Video

Clear Channel To Cut 1,850 Jobs In Radio, Advertising

Clear Channel cuts jobs

Company mum on who will be affected
Sun Gazette

The future of Clear Channel affiliates here is unclear in the midst of sweeping job cuts by the largest owner of U.S. radio stations.

The parent of Clear Channel Communications Inc. told workers Tuesday it is eliminating 1,850 jobs as it grapples with the economic downturn. The cuts represent about 9 percent of the company's total work force and affects staff throughout the company in radio, outdoor advertising and corporate offices. More....

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Area Obituaries

SMETHPORT — Patricia M. Hendrickson Blose, 67, a former resident of Smethport, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2009) at Hospice Buffalo, N.Y. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Comfort Funeral Home, South Wales, N.Y.

SHINGLEHOUSE — Alfred L. “Lewie” Hathaway, 83, of Bells Run Road, formerly of the West Eldred Road, Eldred, died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2009) at the Olean General Hospital following an apparent heart attack. Frame Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ELDRED — Theodore W. Prouty, 72, of Slack Hollow, died peacefully Thursday (Jan. 22, 2009) in his home with his family by his side. Frame Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ELDRED — Lloyd N. Mosher, 75, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2009) at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover, N.Y.

Closed Theatre Goes Community--WNEP TV

Working Structure Fire In Bradford City

BREAKING NEWS:9:15pm-1-22-09
Bradford and Bradford Township firefighters are responding to a structure fire at #3 Chautauqua Place where smoke and flames are showing in a 3rd floor apartment. Occupants are being evacuated. 9:30 pm--Station 15 recalled.

More PB Recalls

Nash Finch Recalls Bakery Products With Peanut Butter Distributed in Seven States Due to Possible Health Risk (January 20)

South Bend Chocolate Company Extends Nationwide Recall of Candy Containing Peanut Butter Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination (January 22)

Rain Creek Baking Corporation Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of Peanut Butter Turtles, Peanut Butter Baskets and Peanut Butter Princesses Due to Possible Health Risk (January 22)

Chef Jay's Food Products Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Products Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk (January 21)

Kroger Recalls Additional Select Ice Cream Product Due to Possible Health Risk (January 20)

Perry's Ice Cream Company Adds Two Products to Voluntary Recall of Select Peanut Butter Ice Cream Products (January 22)

General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of GNC Triflex Peanut Butter Soft Chews (January 22)

Jimmy's Cookies Issues Nationwide Recall of Various Peanut Butter Cookies Due to Possible Health Risk (January 22)

Arbonne International Voluntarily Recalls Figure 8 Peanut Butter Chews Due To Possible Health Risk (January 22)
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Trader Joe's Announces Voluntary Recall of Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Chewy Coated and Drizzled Granola Bars, Nutty Chocolate Chewy Coated and Drizzled Granola Bars and Sutter's Formula Cookies Due to Possible Health Risk (January 22)

Parker Products, Inc. Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Certain Peanut Butter Products (January 22)

Brent and Sam's Announces Nationwide Recall of Two Varieties of Archer Farms Brand Cookies (January 23)

Amway Global Initiates Nationwide Recall of NUTRILITE Energy Bars Because of Possible Health Risk (January 23)

Brent and Sam's Announces a Nationwide Recall of One Variety of Sam's Choice Brand Cookies (January 23)

General Mills Issues Voluntary Recall of LARABAR and JamFrakas Peanut Butter Snack Bars (January 19)

Stonewall Kitchen Voluntarily Recalls Seven Dessert Sauces (January 23)

Voluntary Recall Issued for ShopRite Peanut Butter on Toasty Crackers and ShopRite Peanut Butter and Cheese Cracker Snacks Because of Possible Health Risk (January 24)

Supreme Protein Voluntarily Recalls Supreme Protein brand Peanut Butter Crunch Bars and Caramel Nut Bars (January 23)

Trader Joe's Expands Its Voluntary Recall To Include Trader Joe's Sliced Green Apples With All Natural Peanut Butter (January 23)

350 Jobs Gone In March--WNEP-TV Video

Web Site Helps Find Hit & Run Driver

Hit-and-run arrest made after Internet posting

By Brian Quinn
Daily Reporter
WELLSVILLE - The man charged in Saturday’s hit-and-run reportedly wasn’t aware that he had hit anyone — until someone told him it was on The Daily Reporter Web site.

Amity-based state police Tuesday said Chad Sackett, 30, has been charged with leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident and failure to use designated lane. Sackett was driving north on Route 19 at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday when the vehicle allegedly struck William Manry, 29, of Wellsville. More....

Rendell Expects State Government Layoffs

WESB News: 01/22/09 - Rendell Expects 'Universal Pain'

Gov. Ed Rendell says the state's estimated budget gap worsened by about $300 million just since last week and he expects state government layoffs.

The state's estimated budget deficit now stands at $2.3 billion. Just last month it was about $1.6 billion. Rendell said today he's not sure how many jobs will have to be cut for the coming fiscal year, but predicted "universal pain."

He added that he doesn't want to hear whining about the tough choices ahead. But he promises that next month's budget address will not include a broad-based tax increase.

Rendell Secures $3.5 Million Grant To Honor Slaves

President's House gets $3.5M grant: Project honoring leaders,slaves set for 2010

Just one day after the nation inaugurated its first black president, Gov. Rendell requested a $3.5 million grant from the Delaware River Port Authority to complete the President's House on Independence Mall, where the nation's first leader kept slaves. More....

Gerri Miller.Com News

Gerri Miller.Com News

Burglaries Investigated
Coudersport-based state police are investigating a burglary taking place earlier this month on Whispering Pines Lane in West Branch Township. Between 10 am and 4 pm someone entered the home of Beverly Crawford and John Zeigler and removed a purse. Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact the Denton Hill Barracks at 274-8690.

And, troopers at Kane are probing a camp burglary taking place this past Tuesday or Wedensday on the Gardeau Road in Norwich Township. Someone entered a camp owned by Chuck Richargds of Fort Lauderdale, FL through a rear window but it appears nothing was taken. More news....

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Countywide Approach Will Ease Stormwater Plan Expense

Countywide Stormwater Strategy Explained

stormwaterrr1About 30 representatives from local governments in Potter County gathered in Coudersport last night for an update on the county’s Stormwater Management Plan. Eventually, they’ll be required to adopt local ordinances controlling stormwater movement. If not, they could lose liquid fuels tax revenue and other state funds. Doug Weikel, an engineer from consulting firm Herbert, Rowland and Grubic (HRG), told last night’s gathering that Pa. Act 167 imposes responsibilities on townships and boroughs. He said that a coordinated, countywide approach can save municipalities time and expense by developing uniformity.

Weikel said there are two focuses: correction of current problems and prevention of future stormwater mismanagement through regulations.

Last night’s meeting of the Potter County Watershed Plan Advisory Committee was organized by the county’s Planning Commission. HRG is gathering and analyzing data that will eventually lead to wiser use of water resources and improved flood prevention. As a result of land development, paving and other man-made changes, nature’s water cycle has been interrupted. There is more water running off, rather than being absorbed back into the water table. At the same time, with construction taking place in the flood plain, more properties are in jeopardy of flooding.

Initial work reveals that stormwater problems are the greatest in the northern, more heavily populated, area of the county. The Allegheny, Genesee and Oswayo watersheds have been identified as the top three areas for problems such as flooding over roads and stream banks, erosion, sediment build-ups, overflowing drain pipes and gravel bars. Typical solutions involve drainage improvements, bank stabilization, channeling, cleanouts and installation of larger culverts.

Potter County Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich is serving as point person for the Stormwater Management Plan. She can be reached at 274-8254. Potter County Today

Alberta E. Lunn, 86, Shinglehouse, PA

Alberta E. Lunn “beloved mother and grandmother”

Shinglehouse, PA---Alberta E. Lunn, 86, of Shinglehouse, PA, died Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, PA, after a short illness.

Born December 5, 1922 in Bolivar, NY, she was a daughter of Mark E. and Ruth E. Sprester Dickerson. On December 8, 1938 in West Clarksville, NY, she married Raymond C. Lunn, who died on August 7, 1990.

Mrs. Lunn moved from Shinglehouse to Fort Meyers, Florida to Bolivar, NY to Springville, NY, returning to live in Shinglehouse.

She had been employed by the Olean Tile Plant for 15 years and later worked for the Shell Factory Store in Fort Meyers and then a dress shop in Florida.

Mrs. Lunn was a member of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and cooking.

Surviving are three daughters, Ann E. (David) Wetzel of Shinglehouse, PA, Nancy L. (Donald) Phillips of Shinglehouse, PA, and Patricia Jean (Russell) Gard of Forestville, NY; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Mickey (Reba) Dickerson of Shinglehouse, PA; one sister, Shirley Avard of Hillsboro, Mississippi; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Lunn was preceded in death by three brothers, Norman Dickerson, Leo Dickerson, and Emmitt Dickerson; and one sister, Freda Langworthy.

Friends may call on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2009. The Rev. Roger N. Hain, pastor of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the East Sharon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coon Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Potter County Education Council Schedule

ESU ~ Discipline in the Classroom – Act 48 Approved

East Stroudsburg University Continuing Professional Education will sponsor the Act 48

approved course Discipline in the Classroom with instructor Joe Martin at the Potter County

Education Council in Coudersport This program is designed for participants to take part in

learning activities that will enable them to develop positive techniques for handling student

behavior problems. This course is aimed at training teachers to use Reality Therapy as a tool in the classroom. It addresses one of the major concerns of the public school’s classroom control and behavior change. This course is approved for 3 graduate credits. Classes will be held on Friday evenings and all day Saturday beginning February 27 with subsequent classes February 28, March 27 & 28 and May 1 & 2. For more information or to register contact 274-4877.

Beginning Beekeeping ~ Short Course

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Beginning Beekeeping Course at the Coudersport Office. If you are concerned about the destiny of the honeybees and want to help or are looking to improve your flowers, vegetables and fruit, then this course will get you started in the right direction and help you achieve whatever your goals may be. This course will offer the basics from understanding the life of the honeybee colony, hive equipment and tools, to successful management techniques for honey and colony survival. The first class will be held on Saturday, January 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Two other classes will follow on March 7 and March 28. The cost for the course will be $40 per person. To register, call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295.

Beginner Beading Class

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Beginner Beading Class at the Port Allegany Office. Participants will learn proper techniques for stringing, crimping, and attaching clasps. Bring Tools if you have them: crimpers, rosary or needle nose pliers, and nippers. NO KITS: select beads reflecting your personal style. This class will be held on Wednesday, February 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. The cost for the class will be $25 per person.

Beer Making 101

Cure the Winter Blues! Learn to make your own beer! The Potter County Education Council will hold a Beer Making Class at the Northern Tier Growers Facility in Colesburg. Home brewing is easy, and you will find the fruits of your labor will match or exceed commercial brews in taste and quality. Participants will learn about equipment, ingredients, fermentation, sanitation, and the brewing process itself. The class will focus on beginning and intermediate brewing, including a history of brewing, beer types, and local brewing history. A batch of beer will be brewed during the course. The cost for this three week course will be $70 per person and the first class will be Tuesday, February 3 with following classes to be held February 10 and 17. All classes will run from 6 – 9 p.m. Call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295 to register.

Photography Workshop

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Photography Workshop at the Coudersport Office. Curt Weinhold’s two-hour class is designed to simplify technical confusion. And if you plan to buy a digital camera soon, this class will help you become an educated buyer. Each of us has different camera needs. Buy what fits the budget and your requirements! Learn camera systems, lens choices, memory cards and how to best download camera data into a computer. Bring your questions and get answers. The cost for the class will be $25 per person and will be held Tuesday, February 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. Call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295 to register.

ServSafe Food Safety Course

The Potter County Education Council will hold a ServSafe Course at the Port Allegany Office.

ServSafe is a 15-hour certification program developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The course meets certification requirements for individuals who are responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, eldercare facilities, lodges, bed & breakfasts, community centers, and other food concessions (organizations or businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis). The two-part class will be held on February 5 and 19 from 9 am – 5 p.m. The cost for the course will be $180 per person for a new certification and $65 per person for a recertification. For more information or to register, call 642-2295, 274-4877 or 435-9490.

Skinning Workshop

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Skinning Workshop at the Port Allegany Office. Bill Ford and Henry Rinamon are following up their Canine Trapping and Trap Setting Workshops with “how to skin your game”. Participants will learn safe animal handling and proper skinning techniques. Information on traps and purchasing equipment will also be available. Bring your trapping questions, share your latest predator story, and find out more about this fascinating sport. The class will be held on Wednesday, February 4 from 6 – 9 p.m. The cost will be $15 per person. For more information or to register, call 642-2295.

PCEC Coudersport Computer Schedule

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

January 29 FrontPage 1 9 a.m. – Noon

January 29 Computer 1st Aid 6 – 9 p.m.

February 3 Excel 1 6 – 9 p.m.

February 5 Excel 2 6 – 9 p.m.

February 10 Excel 3 6 – 9 p.m.

February 12 Excel 4 6 – 9 p.m.

February 17 Outlook 1 6 – 9 p.m.

February 19 Outlook 2 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:

February 2 Windows XP 9 a.m. – Noon

February 2 Computer 1st Aid 1 – 4 p.m.

February 3 Excel 2 6 – 9 p.m.

February 9 Outlook 1 9 a.m. – Noon

February 9 PowerPoint 1 1 – 4 p.m.

February 10 Windows XP 1 6 – 9 p.m.

February 17 Computer 1st Aid 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:

February 2 Word 1 9 a.m. – Noon

February 2 Word 2 1 – 4 p.m.

February 3 Windows XP1 6 – 9 p.m.

February 4 PowerPoint 1 9 a.m. – Noon

February 4 PowerPoint 2 1 -4 p.m.

February 5 Word 1 6 – 9 p.m.

February 9 Access 1 9 a.m. – Noon

February 9 Access 2 1 – 4 p.m.

February 9 Internet 1 6 – 9 p.m.

February 11 Word 3 9 a.m. – Noon

February 11 Word 4 1 – 4 p.m.

February 11 Internet 2 6 – 9 p.m.

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