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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Austin Ambulance Dispatched For Accident Victim

At 9:46 pm on Saturday night, Austin ambulance was dispatched to 91 School Street in the Boro for a victim of a motor vehicle accident. No other details were available.

Bar Reacts To Crooked Judges--WNEP-TV

One Vehicle Roll-Over Crash On Denton Hill

BREAKING NEWS:5:40pm-2-14-09
Coudersport Fire and ambulance and medic 6 are on their way to Denton Hill where a one vehicle rollover crash with injuries has been reported. The accident is in Sweden Township, 1/2 mile west of the Potato City Motor Inn on Route 6.

Endeavor News Preview

By Alex W. Davis
Alex made the Dean's list at Pitt-Bradford for the Fall 2008 Term. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

This week's edition of Endeavor News examines the challenging problem of joblessness in northcentral Pennsylvania.

Unemployment rates in Potter and Cameron counties remain high above statewide and national averages.

Also in this week's Endeavor, Potter County officials are preparing to reckon with reduced state funding and growing demand for alcohol and drug abuse services, help for senior citizens and other programs provided by Potter County Human Services.

Faced with empty storefronts and a need for coordination, business and government leaders have come together to form the Coudersport Main Street Committee.

Another ambitious year is underway for the movers and shakers who are working on the Coudersport Arboretum.

Two new attorneys have arrived in Coudersport to join established law firms. Learn who they are in this week's Endeavor News.

Area basketball teams and wrestlers are preparing for district competition.

Also this week, Endeavor News presents the Winter Journal, chock-full of pictures and stories about outdoor activities and local attractions.

As always, Endeavor News brings you exclusive coverage of local news -- fair and balanced --

You'll find Endeavor at businesses all around the Coudersport, Austin and Emporium communities.


abc27 News - Another Tremor Rattles Dillsburg Area

17 Year Old Boy Missing Since Tuesday

Police search for missing teen
The Progress-Clearfield
Saturday, February 14, 2009
STATE COLLEGE - State College Police Department is continuing its search for Keith Lyons, 17, of State College, who was reported missing Wednesday.

Keith was last seen in the State College area by friends Tuesday evening.

Anyone with information about Keith is asked to call police at 234-7150 or Centre County Crimestoppers at 1-877-992-7463.

The State College Police Department is investigating a Missing Persons incident with juvenile Keith W. LYONS, a 17 year old white male from State College, PA. The juvenile has been reported missing since February 11, 2009.

The juvenile LYONS was last seen in the State College area by friends in the early evening hours on February 10, 2009.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Keith LYONS is asked to call the State College Police Department at 814-234-7150 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-992-7463. Anonymous tips can be submitted via the web.

Det. John W. Aston # 3290
Incident # 3209-01948

Dairy Farmers Set To Fail Without More Money

NEPA dairy farmers seeing red

Times Tribune

DALTON — Gerald Carlin isn’t certain how much it will cost to repair a water well pump that broke this week at his dairy farm in Susquehanna County’s Auburn Twp.
But the fourth-generation dairyman knows it is yet another expense he must add to a balance sheet that will be splashed with red ink by end of 2009 — if his farm survives.

“How long can I hold on? That depends how much debt I want to go into,” Mr. Carlin, 45, said Wednesday. “You don’t want to dig yourself into too deep of a hole, but a deep hole will have to be dug this year to stay in business.” More...

Wayne Ice Fest--WNEP TV Video Report

Calendar Of Events From

February 14

There will be a community supper at the Fishing Creek United Methodist Church beginning at 5:30 in the fellowship hall. Take a dish to pass.

February 14

The Songwriter’s Roundtable first show of the season
will be held on at the Galeton High School Gymnasium, beginning with an open stage at 4:00pm, a songwriting and performance workshop at 5:30, a community Pot Luck Supper at 6:30, and the main show from 7:30 to 10:30. For general information about the show, contact Deanna Sherman at the PCEC, 814-435-9490. For info about what to bring for the Pot Luck Supper, call Sue Crawford at 814-435-3544. To sign up for the open stage or the workshop email or just show up - they are both free and all are welcome! Tickets for the main show are amazingly affordable, $3 adults, $5 per couple, and under 18 free! Tickets may be purchased at the door

February 15

The Turtlepoint Evangelical Church will hold its annual Sweetheart Dinner in the fellowship hall following the regular worship service. Donations will be accepted with the proceeds going toward new carpeting for the sanctuary.

February 15

The Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department will serve pancake breakfasts at the fire hall on Route 6 West from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Thompson Voted Against "So-called Stimulus"

Thompson slams 'backroom deal'

Centre Daily Times
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, called the legislation a “so-called stimulus package” and the outcome of a “backroom deal.”

“The more the American people have an opportunity to evaluate and dissect this massive spending measure, the more frustrated they grow,” Thompson said on the House floor. “But this backroom deal is not what the American people want or deserve.”

Thompson joined House Republicans in voting against the plan. More...

Centre County, DA & Former Assistant DA Being Sued

County, Marshall facing lawsuit
By Sara Ganim
Centre Daily Times
BELLEFONTE — The county, District Attorney Michael Madeira and his former assistant Lance Marshall are being sued by a victim of domestic violence who says she was sexually harassed by Marshall as part of a pattern of behavior that went unpunished for years. More...

NTSB News conference at 4 p.m.

Buffalo Ch. 4

The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a news conference at 4 p.m. Please join us on to watch it live. News 4 will have continuing coverage of flight 3407 on

Horton To Have Second Preliminary Hearing

WESB News: 02/13/09 - Horton Gets Another Preliminary Hearing

One of the men accused of intentionally spilling 46,000 gallons of oil onto the Allegheny National Forest will have a second preliminary hearing.

Christopher Horton's lawyer filed a motion challenging the finding of District Judge Rich Luther that there was enough evidence to hold his client for trial. Judge John Yoder remanded the case back to the preliminary hearing phase.

District Judge Michael Kennedy will preside over the hearing March 19, in Bradford.

Horton remains in jail, and is facing charges of causing a catastrophe, risking a catastrophe, two counts of criminal mischief, two counts of conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, seven counts of disturbance of waterways and watersheds, and eight counts of pollution of waters.

On August 17, 2008, Andrew Horton allegedly drove his son Christopher to a Snyder Brothers oil lease and dropped him off. Christopher Horton then allegedly opened valves on tanks releasing the oil into the ground and into Chappel Fork and the Allegheny Reservoir.

Area Obituaries

PORT ALLEGANY — Thomas N. Bashline, 92, of 22 S. Pine St., died Friday (Feb. 13, 2009) in Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport. Switzer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mendell William Richar, 93, Galeton & Conrad, PA

Mendell William Richar, Age 93, of Galeton, and Conrad, PA, died Thursday, February 12, 2009.

Born September 2, 1915, in Galeton, he was the son of the late William and Minnie (Meachum) Richar. On May 9, 1936, in Buffalo, NY, he married the former Virginia Lyman, who predeceased him in 2003.

He was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth (Kay) Richar of Bucyrus, MO; two daughters, Donna Schroeder of Ashville, OH, and Sally (Michael) Costello of Downers Grove, IL; daughter-in-law, Norma Richar of Oil City, PA; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother-in-law, Donald Lyman of Tonawanda, NY; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife of over 66 years; Mendell was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Haller; a son, William C. Richar; a granddaughter, three brothers and one sister.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA, on Monday, February 16, 2009, from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m., with funeral service following at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. David K. Shultz will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Library or the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church.

Tony Alfieri Announces Candidacy For Judge

Alfieri Throws Hat Into Ring

Smethport attorney Tony Alfieri has become the third person to announce his candidacy for judge of the McKean County Court of Common Pleas.

Alfieri has practiced law in McKean County for 25 years, and is a partner in the law firm of Mattie & Alfieri, which has offices in Smethport and Eldred.

Alfieri has never run for political office before but has served as solicitor for boroughs, townships and authorities in the county.

He intends to cross-file and seek the nomination as both Republican and Democrat.

Current McKean County District Attorney John Pavlock and Kane attorney Erik Ross have also announced their intentions to run for the vacant seat.


Dr. Tony Gaskew
BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Tony Gaskew, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will speak on “Islam and How It Affects Terrorism” at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

The talk, sponsored by the Pitt-Bradford History/Political Science Club, is free and open to the public.

Gaskew’s first book, “Policing Muslim American Communities,” was released last month by Edwin Mellen Press. The book studies the impact of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, which gave law enforcement greater authority to search telephone, e-mail, medical, financial and other records of U.S. citizens. Gaskew examines how passage of the act affected the Muslim communities’ relationship with law enforcement, which is seen as key to preventing future terror attacks.

Gaskew served 18 years as a professional law officer and served in both the U.S. military and as a detective assigned to an Organized Crime Task Force in Florida.

He became interested in the relationship between law enforcement and Muslim communities following 9/11, making it the subject of his doctoral research.
As part of that research, Gaskew lived in the Muslim community of Orlando, Fla., for 16 months and has traveled to and interviewed Muslims in Israel and Egypt.

“Muslim communities were invisible to law enforcement until Sept. 12,” he said, and then law enforcement was unprepared to work with the communities in a positive way. Gaskew’s book explains not only the basics of Muslim beliefs, but also the nuances of different sects, nationalities and ethnicities within Islam – something he says has not been well understood by law enforcement.

Gaskew teaches Terrorism in a post-9/11 World and Islam from a Criminal Justice Perspective along with a full slate of criminal justice classes.

Angel Food Ministries--Closed To The Public Meet

Angel Food Ministries reps to meet in York


Daily Record/Sunday News

Representatives from the Georgia headquarters of Angel Food Ministries are scheduled to hold an invitation-only meeting at a York church on Thursday.

Several local volunteers for Angel Food Ministries said they were invited to the meeting, which is planned for 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fourth United Methodist Church at East Market and North Lehman streets.

The meeting is closed to the public, and only those with invitations will be admitted, Heather Waldo, an assistant at AFM in Georgia, said by e-mail. More...

Angel Food Ministries--More Food For Thought

FBI, IRS search Angel Food Ministries offices


Daily Record/Sunday News

FBI officials served a search warrant Wednesday at the Walton County, Ga., offices of the food charity Angel Food Ministries Inc.

Agents with the Internal Revenue Service's criminal investigation division were also at the raid Wednesday "on official IRS business," said spokeswoman and Special Agent Patty Bergstrom of the Atlanta Field Office.

Officials filed the warrant and affidavit of probable cause with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, but the documents were placed under judicial seal, Bergstrom said.

Neither the FBI nor the IRS would say what agents were searching for at the home office of Angel Food. More...

Angel Food Ministries--Food For Thought

Charity paid its leaders $2.5 million

Angel Food Ministries Inc., a charity that sells discount groceries in thousands of communities, including several in York County, paid nearly $2.5 million in compensation in one year to the Georgia family that founded and operates the organization.

CEO Wesley Joseph Wingo, a church pastor known as Joe, got a pay increase from $69,598 in 2005 to $588,529 in 2006. More...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Rollover Accident Reported In Bradford Township

BREAKING NEWS:4:15pm-2-13-09
Bradford Township and Bradford City emergency services are responding to a one vehicle rollover accident in front of 934 W. Washington Street in Bradford Township.

News: 02/13/09 - Teen Hurt in West Washington St. Crash

A Bradford teenager was hurt in a rollover crash at 4:15 Friday afternoon on West Washington Street. Bradford Township

Police say a car driven by18-year-old Nichole Tyger of Gates Hollow when it went out of control while rounding a curve on the slushy, snowy berm of the road. The car went across the road and into the drainage ditch, where it hit a culvert and rolled over, coming to rest in the water-filled ditch.

Tyger was taken to BRMC by Bradford City Ambulance. The Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

UPB Announces Fall 2008 Deans List

254 Students Named to Dean's List

Two hundred and fifty-four full-time students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2008 term at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

To qualify for the dean’s list, full-time students must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average during the fall semester. Additionally, students must have earned all letter grades and not have any temporary grades.

37 Have Perfect 4.0 Grades
Of those full-time students, 37 have earned a perfect 4.0 grade point averages:

Leslie K. Shallop, a freshman pre-veterinary medicine major, Kaitlin M. Zapel, a freshman human relations major, Charlotte J. Corey, a junior nursing major, Ashley Shade, a junior criminal justice major, Jamie Jean Keane, a senior business management major, Stephanie Lynn Pascarella, a senior psychology and sociology major, Juliane Elizabeth Rees, a senior business management and economics major and Ashley D. Whiteman, a senior nursing major, all from Bradford;

Heather Renee Rochford, a senior psychology major from Portville, N.Y.; Andrea M. Fields, a senior elementary education major and Heidi Kathleen Holjencin, a senior elementary education major, both from Emporium; Olivia Mosier, a senior criminal justice major from Kersey; James R. Urmann, a senior petroleum technology major from Ridgway;

Jessica R. Catalano, a freshman pre-ASN major, Ashley R. Neal, a junior sports medicine major, and Dana M. Betzler, a senior English education 7-12 major, all from St. Marys; Jessica M. Hamilton, a junior writing major from Wilcox; Christopher M. Leonard, a freshman information systems major, and Sarah B. Dwyer, a junior business management major, both from Warren.

Dianna L. Wadlow, a senior psychology major from Eldred; Brittany R. Gorrell, a freshman history-political science and social studies education 7-12 major from Gifford; Brittany A. Winner, a senior business management major from Lewis Run; Melissa L. Bartlein, a senior elementary education major from Mt. Jewett;

Jennifer Louise Snyder, a senior social studies education 7-12 major from Rixford; Nicole M. Dipilato, a sophomore pre-ASN major from Roulette; Ali L. Mertsock, a junior elementary education major, Jessica J. Visseau, a junior English education 7-12 major, and Debra J. Bell, a senior history-political science major, all from Shinglehouse; Marie L. Tarbox, a senior elementary education major from Smethport;

Gino A. Macioce, a sophomore criminal justice major from Verona; Rachel A. McMinn, a sophomore pre-occupational therapy major from Falls Creek; Ruth Denae Carr, a senior human relations major, and Amanda Marie Enright, a senior business management major, both from Titusville.

Jessica L. Bogart, a sophomore accounting major from North East; Curtis Grant Pfleegor, a senior applied mathematics, mathematics education 7-12 and engineering science major from Howard; Jessica N. Smith, a freshman pre-medicine major from Lebanon; and Matthew Lee, a junior accounting and business management major from New Albany.

Other students on the dean’s list include:

Congressman Open For Questions Monday Evening

Glenn Thompson on PCN Monday
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, will appear live on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s (PCN) Call-In Program, Monday, February 16.

Congressman Thompson will take viewers’ calls beginning at 7:00 p.m., with a rebroadcast of the program airing Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

Thompson, who was is serving in his first term representing the sprawling Fifth Congressional District, is a Member of the House Agriculture, Education and Labor, and Small Business Committees.

Among other topics, Thompson will focus his discussion on the state of the economy and the recently debated economic stimulus package.

“I welcome the opportunity to field questions from my constituents and look forward to discussing a few smart government solutions to aid our ailing economy,” said Thompson. “There is no question our economy is in dire straits – but simply throwing taxpayer money at the problem is not the answer.

I look forward to sharing with the citizens of the Commonwealth my ideas that will jump start the economy and put folks back to work.”

Interested parties can talk directly to Congressman Thompson by dialing 1-877-726-5001 on Monday, February 16 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Posted by Anne at 1490 News Blog--Northern Pennsylvania's Political Authority

Endeavor News Not Available 'Till Saturday

Endeavor Late This Week
Due to technical issues involving the printing process, this week's edition of Endeavor News will not be available at area retailers until Saturday.

This edition is worth waiting for, as it contains the Endeavor News Winter Journal as well as exclusive coverage of local news -- fair and balanced -- and the latest sports, outdoors and community information.

Thank you for your understanding.

Jamestown Pilot Killed In Buffalo Air Crash

Extra Pilot Killed in Buffalo Crash from Jamestown NY
A news release from the Colgan Air company, which runs Flight 3407 for Continental Airlines, has confirmed that an extra off-duty pilot killed in a crash outside Buffalo New York is from the Jamestown NY.

Captain Joseph Zuffoletto, who was off duty at the time, was killed along with 4 other crew members and 44 passengers when the commuter plane from Newark New Jersey crashed about 10 minutes outside downtown Buffalo New York.

Other passenger deaths include the husband of a well known Buffalo doctor and a noted human rights activist.

Isn't That A Nice Kettle Of Fish

Most taxpayers will not qualify for a recovery rebate credit because they have already received the money as a stimulus payment, according to the IRS. More...

Edwin H. "Skip" Winans, Sr,, 69, Roulette, PA

Edwin H. “Skip” Winans, Sr., 69, of Roulette, PA died Thursday, February 12, 2009 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA.

Born on June 23, 1939 in Alma, NY he was the son of George F. and Lucille Jackson Winans. On April 3, 1973 in Coudersport he married Shirlee Covert who survives.

Mr. Winans was a self-employed water well driller and was formerly employed with Acme Electric in Cuba, NY, Friendship Dairies, and had worked in the oil fields in Wellsville, NY. He had also worked in the orange groves in Florida and picked grapes in Penn Yan, NY.

He was a life member of the Roulette Fire Department where he was a former captain, president, and member of the board of directors. He had served for a time with the U. S. Army. Skip loved watching old western movies, boxing matches, going hunting and fishing, and spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Edwin H. Winans, Jr. of Belfast, NY, Rodney (Kelly) Winans of Wellsville, NY, four daughters, Annette (Bob) Kish of Belfast, NY, Susan (Philip) Luce of Houghton, NY, April (Timm) Baxter of Port Allegany, PA, Nickki (Chad) Dipilato of Roulette, PA, 24 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a sister, Georgianna Cline of Cheektowaga, NY and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Alvin Kellogg, a grandson, Timothy Winans, and a brother, Lloyd Winans.

Friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm Monday, February 16, 2009 at the Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 N. East Street, Coudersport, PA where funeral services will be held at 11:00am Tuesday with the Rev. H. D. Youngblood, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery in Roulette, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Roulette Fire Department, Post Office Box 172, Roulette, PA 16746.

;More Recalls

Whole Foods Market Recalls Bulk Items Because they May Contain Peanuts Contaminated with Salmonella (February 5)

Red Wheel Fundraising (RWFR, Inc.) Voluntarily Recalls Cookie Dough Due to Potential Health Risk (February 12)

GKI Foods Inc. Expands Nationwide Recall of Peanut-Containing Candies Because of Possible Health Risk (February 13)

Stop and Shop Issues A Voluntary Recall of Simply Enjoy Milk and Dark Chocolate Bridge Mix and Simply Enjoy Milk Chocolate Peanuts (January 30)

Cougar Mountain Baking Company Announces a Voluntary Recall of Its Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk, and Ballpark Cookies and Cookie Dough Because of Possible Health Risk (February 13)

Aurora Products Inc. Expands Their Voluntary Recall to Include Organic Raw, Organic Roasted Salted and Organic Roasted Unsalted Peanuts Produced Under Aurora Natural Brand Due to Possible Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Contamination and Potential Health Risk (February 12)

The Annapolis Chocolate Co., Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Select Chocolate Peanut Butter Products Due to Possible Health Risk (February 13)

Mountain Man Nut and Fruit Co. Announces Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Cherry Hill Supremes (February 13)

Stop and Shop Issues a Voluntary Recall of Two Nature's Promise Peanut Products (February 13)

Brent and Sam's Announces Expanded Voluntary Recall of Two Previously Recalled Varieties of Archer Farms Brand Cookies (February 12)

Premier Nutrition Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Recall of selected TWISTED and TITAN Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk (February 4)

General Mills Voluntarily Recalls Three Flavors of Cascadian Farm Snack Bars Containing Peanuts (February 13)

Brent and Sam's Announces Expanded Voluntary Recall of One Variety of Previously Recalled Sam's Choice Brand Cookies (February 12)

Giant Food Issues A Voluntary Recall of Simply Enjoy Milk and Dark Chocolate Bridge Mix and Simply Enjoy Milk Chocolate Peanuts (January 30)

Dr. Melina Inc. Recalls Chocolate Peanut Protein Bars Because of Possible Health Risk (February 13)

Blanton's Candies Recalls Peanut Brittle and Sugar Free Peanut Brittle Because of Possible Health Risk (February 12)

Complete Life Potential of Poulsbo, WA Announces a Voluntary Recall of Caveman Peanut and Sea Salt Bar and Salted Corn and Peanut Bar Because of Possible Health Risk (February 13)

Melaleuca Joins Other National Food Companies and Voluntarily Recalls Attain Nutrition Bars Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavor and ProFlex15 and ProFlex20 Protein Bars Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavor Due to Expanded Recall by Peanut Corporation of America (February 13)

Balance Bar Company Recalls Honey Peanut Balance Nutrition Energy Bars (February 13)

Betty Lou's Inc. Recalls Nut Butter Peanut Butter Protein Balls Because of Possible Health Risk (February 13)

Slim-Fast Conducts Nationwide Recall of Three Slim-Fast Bar Products with Peanuts (February 13)

Heavenly Candy Company Issues Nationwide Recall of "Peanut Bliss" Candy Because it May Contain Peanuts Contaminated with Salmonella from the PCA Texas Plant (February 14)

Whole Foods Market Stores in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii Voluntarily Recall Peanut Grinder Products (February 12)

Arbonne International Expands Its Voluntary Recall of Figure 8 Peanut Butter Chews Due to Possible Health Risk (February 13)

Turner Holdings, LLC Announces Voluntary Recall Due to Potentially Contaminated Peanuts (February 13)

ayle's Chocolate Recalls Sugar Free Chocolate Covered Peanuts Sold In-Store and at Detroit Metro Airport Because of Possible Health Risk (February 13)

NWS Forecast From Potter County EMA


Slight Chance Snow. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Hi 34°F


Partly Cloudy
Lo 13°F


Partly Sunny
Hi 32°F


Decreasing Clouds
Lo 14°F


Mostly Sunny
Hi 30°F


Mostly Cloudy
Lo 11°F

Short Term Forecast

Today: A slight chance of snow showers before 1pm. Partly cloudy, with a high near 34. West wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. Northwest wind between 3 and 8 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Calm wind becoming west between 4 and 7 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 14. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Calm wind becoming west between 6 and 9 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.

Presidents' Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.

Oswayo Valley Methodist Churches Events

FEBURARY 21, 2009
COST: Adults $5.00
Children under 12 $3.00

Jailed Former PA Trooper Admits To Driving Drunk

Former trooper to get jail sentence

BELLEFONTE — A former state trooper from Bellefonte admitted in court to driving drunk, crashing into a utility pole and seriously injuring his wife as part of a plea agreement that will likely have him spending at least a year in jail.

Richard S. Keener, who lives at 102 Marble Lane, is already in jail after violating the terms of a probation sentence he was given in Clinton County last year when a woman accused him of raping her in an apartment. More...

Fish Hatchery Suffers Massive Fish Kill

Thousands of fish killed

Owner blames manure runoff from farm

Centre Daily Times

MILES TOWNSHIP — Slowly, methodically, Dan Brigham netted scoops of his money from a concrete tank.

Each silvery load joined the last, dumped on a spreading pile of dead rainbow trout beside the pens of the Elk Creek Fish Hatchery. The glistening bodies had been worth $8 to $20 apiece until a massive fish kill, possibly caused by liquid manure runoff from a nearby farm, struck the hatchery three days ago. More...

Rollover Accident Reported On Rt. 219

BREAKING NEWS:9:53am-2-13-09
Mount Jewett Ambulance and Medics from Bradford are responding to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route 219 just south of the Westline intersection. Second caller reports 2 occupants self extricated.

Smethport Man Gets State Prison Sentence

WESB News: 02/13/09 - Smethport Man Sentenced to State Prison

A Smethport man was sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court to up to three years in state prison after repeated altercations with McKean County Jail guards.

20 year-old Jeremiah Smith had been charged with harassment, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of a weapon. Most of the charges relate to run-ins with correctional officers at the jail.

One Dead When Car Goes Into River

WESB News: 02/13/09 - Car Goes into River Near Olean

A vehicle went into the River off Exit 26 on I-86 last night near Route 16 in Olean.

One person was confirmed dead in the accident around 8 o'clock. The vehicle was reportedly submerged for a time and the person was trapped in the vehicle. Details remain sketchy.

Potter County Education Council Class 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.

Medical Assistant for Office Employees ~ Starting April 7th!!!

This part-time program will consist of 500 hours of classroom instruction and laboratory experience, plus a 220 hour clinical internship. This program will prepare participants to perform administrative functions and basic clinical procedures in doctor, dental and chiropractic offices, clinics and medical facilities. The course will be offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings and every other Saturday for a full year. Participants must be employed in a medical office or have similar office experience to be considered for the program. Basic computer skills are a prerequisite. Also, a commitment to attend all classes must be made.

The 720 hours of this course meets the minimum requirements for participants to sit for a certification exam by the American Association of Medical Technologists. Those passing the exam will become Registered Medical Assistants by the AAMT. This course will also prepare participants to become certified in Medical Coding and Billing and certified in phlebotomy if desired.

The program will be held at the Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport office and begin April 7. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for the upcoming year. If you would like to register or need more information, call 274-4877, 435-9490, or 642-2295.

This program is through a partnership of Penn College of Technology, North Campus, Charles Cole Medical Center and the Potter County Education Council and funded by the Health Care Industry Partnership of North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission.

"Writing A Professional Press Release"

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Professional Press Release class at the Coudersport Office. Veteran journalists Gerri Miller of and Teri McDowell, news editor for the Potter Leader-Enterprise, will instruct the class on preparation of press releases which cover the "who, what, when, where and why" of events in a thorough and professional manner. What information to include in a press release, how to prioritize facts and strategies for getting the attention of editors, reporters and the public – as well as what not to include – will be among the topics discussed in the two-hour session. The class will also include a hands-on segment, where students can write a press release and have it critiqued by the instructors. This class will be held on Thursday, March 19 from 1 – 3 p.m. This class is free to the public. To register, call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295.

“Energy Efficiency for the Home and Farm”

The Potter County Education Council will hold a “Energy Efficiency for the Home and Farm”

Course at the Coudersport office. This presentation offers information on cutting energy costs

to farmers, homesteaders, and anyone with a country lifestyle. Saving energy and working

towards energy efficiency doesn’t always entail spending a lot to save over the long term. It can

be small investments or just changing energy-wasting habits that give quick results. Participants

will see how to save money in machinery operations, heating and cooling buildings and saving

energy in the country or farm home. The date for the course will be Thursday, March 5 from

1 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. and there is no cost. To register or for more information, call

274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295.

Cooking for Crowds

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Cooking for Crowds Class at the Port Allegany Office. If you are a non-profit or volunteer group that prepares food to be served or sold to the public, then this course is for you. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups. The class will be held on Thursday, February 19 from 6 – 9 p.m. The cost for the class is $12 per person. To register, call 642-2295, 274-4877 or 435-9490

Public Speaking Workshop

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Public Speaking Workshop at the Coudersport Office. Learn to speak in public with ease and comfort. This workshop will start with the basics and walk you through steps to successful public speaking. Topics Covered: Research, Writing and Delivery. The class will be held on Monday. February 23 from 1 – 4 p.m. The cost for the workshop will be $30. To register, call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295.

Advance Wire Wrap
The Potter County Education Council will hold a Beginner Beading Class at the Port Allegany Office. This class is for those bead jewelry makers looking to improve their skills. Proper technique for bead wraps using finer gauge wire. Single wire wrap clasp will also be demonstrated. The class will be held Wednesday, February 18 from 6 – 9 p.m. The cost for the class will be $35.00 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:

February 19 Outlook 2 6 – 9 p.m.

February 24 Internet 1 6 – 9 p.m.

February 26 Internet 2 6 – 9 p.m.

March 3 FrontPage 2 9 a.m. – Noon

March 3 PowerPoint 1 6 – 9 p.m.

March 5 Access 1 9 a.m. – Noon

March 5 Publisher 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 23 Outlook 2 9 a.m. – Noon

February 23 PowerPoint 2 1 – 4 p.m.

February 24 Outlook 1 6 – 9 p.m.

March 2 Access 1 9 a.m. – Noon

March 2 Internet 1 1 – 4 p.m.

March 3 Outlook 2 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 18 Outlook 1 9 a.m. – Noon

February 18 Outlook 2 1 -4 p.m.

February 23 Vista 1 9 a.m. – Noon

February 23 Vista 2 1 -4 p.m.

February 23 Intro to Computer 6 – 9 p.m.

February 25 FrontPage 1 9 a.m. – Noon

February 25 FrontPage 2 1 – 4 p.m.

February 25 Word 2 6-9 p.m.

March 3 PowerPoint 1 6 – 9 p.m.

March 4 Excel 3 9 a.m. – Noon

March 4 Excel 4 1 -4 p.m.

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

Area Obituaries

COUDERSPORT — Edwin H. “Skip” Winans Sr., 69, of Roulette, died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2009) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Fickinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

University hires director for Women's Leadership Center

Alfred University has hired Julia A. Overton-Healy of Coudersport, PA, as its new director of the Women’s Leadership Center (WLC).

With more than 20 years of experience in public higher education, Overton-Healy has served in positions in faculty, staff, and administration across academic and student affairs. She becomes the second director of the WLC at Alfred University replacing Amy Jacobson, who has moved to the Division of University Relations as director of gift planning. More...

50 Dead In Buffalo Airliner Crash Thursday Night

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Warning For Allegany River Flooding At Olean

WESB News: 02/12/09 - Flood Warning for Allegheny River

A flood warning is in effect for the Allegheny River at Olean from late tonight to Friday morning. Flood stage is 10 feet, and the river is expected to rise above that after midnight.

Farm lands and some roads could flood slightly, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

Assistant Dean At UPB Gets Excellence Award

WESB News: 02/12/09 - Baldwin Honored by Pitt Chancellor

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has selected James L. Baldwin of Bradford as a recipient of the 2009 Chancellor’s Award for Staff Excellence in Service to the University.

Baldwin is the assistant dean of academic affairs, director of enrollment services and registrar and director of Science in Motion at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The Chancellor’s Award for Staff Excellence is the highest honor a staff member can receive. Baldwin and the other recipients will be honored at Pitt’s honors convocation Feb. 27, 2009. For the full story, go to the 1490 NewsBlog.